Studies and Articles

Experts discuss current biotechnology topics in the news and provide their perspective on some of today’s most talked about issues. Learn more as experts from a wide array of disciplines simplify complicated study findings and demystify the science behind GMOs. Read more below, or use the site wide search box above to search for a particular topic.

INFOGRAPHIC: "Contribution of Biotech Crops to Sustainability" from ISAAA

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, 8/21/2014 9:51 pm

This infographic from the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) summarizes how GM crops are contributing to sustainability. Learn more about how GM crops help farmers increase crop productivity, conserve biodiversity, reduce agriculture’s eco-footprint, mitigate climate change and alleviate poverty and hunger.
  • Impact on Environment
  • Impact on Farms
  • Science and GMO Basics
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Do GMO Crops Foster Monoculture?

By Steve Savage (Independent Expert) on Thursday, 8/21/2014 9:35 pm

In this blog post, Steve Savage provides context to what “monoculture” means in modern agriculture and discusses whether GM crops contribute to monoculture farming.
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VIDEO: "Organic" from Australia's The Checkout

By Community Manager (CBI) on Friday, 8/08/2014 1:11 pm

In this video, Kirsten Drysdale examines common reasons Australian consumers purchase organic foods, and whether the cost is justified.
  • Impact on Society
  • Science and GMO Basics
  • Labeling
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Coexistence: Organic & GMO

By Jennifer Schmidt (Independent Expert) on Wednesday, 8/06/2014 5:21 pm

Jennie Schmidt explains how organic and GM crops can coexist in agriculture.
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GMOs in animal agriculture: time to consider both costs and benefits of regulatory evaluations

By Alison Van Eenennaam (Independent Expert) on Friday, 8/01/2014 1:11 pm

This article provides an overview of the costs and benefits of regulatory evaluations for GM plants and animals used in agriculture.
  • Impact on Environment
  • Impact on Farms
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
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The Scientific Consensus and GMOs

By Richard Green (Independent Expert) on Friday, 8/01/2014 12:00 pm

Richard Green provides an introduction to scientific consensus, and also explores the scientific consensus on GMOs.
  • Science and GMO Basics
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Does the use of transgenic plants diminish or promote biodiversity?

By Dr. Peter H. Raven (Independent Expert) on Friday, 8/01/2014 11:46 am

In this article, Peter Raven explains the relationship between genetically modified crops and biodiversity, including gene flow, effects on non-target species and emerging resistant weeds.
  • Impact on Environment
  • Science and GMO Basics
  • Government Oversight and Product Approvals
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Scientists react to republished Séralini GMO maize rat study

By Genetic Literacy Project (Third Party Organization) on Thursday, 6/26/2014 11:46 am

Experts react to the republished study, “Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize” by a group of French scientists led by Gilles-Eric Séralini, in this post from Genetic Literacy Project.
  • Impact on Society
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Science and GMO Basics
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Genetic Engineering and Animal Feed

By Alison Van Eenennaam (Independent Expert) on Wednesday, 5/28/2014 8:41 am

This article discusses how genetically engineered livestock feed effects livestock and the resulting animal products.
  • Impact on Environment
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What are the real economic and environmental impacts of GM crop use?

By Graham Brookes (Independent Expert) on Monday, 5/19/2014 1:14 pm

This comprehensive paper from PG Economics discusses the global economic and environmental impact of GM crops, and provides insight as to why farmers have chosen to adopt this technology and continue to use it.
  • Business Practices
  • Impact on Environment
  • Future of GMO
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