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.

ARTICLE: Is Your Butter Really GMO? Food Scares vs. Reality

By Community Manager (CBI) on Friday, 9/19/2014 3:44 pm

This article from Decoded Science explores whether GM livestock feed for dairy cows makes dairy products “GMO.”
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Science and GMO Basics
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GMO Technology is Simply Precision Breeding

By Kevin Folta (Independent Expert) on Thursday, 9/18/2014 11:14 pm

Moving genes from one organism to another has been the backbone of plant breeding. Elite varieties, useful to humans, have come from millennia of careful crossing of plants followed by selection. New technology simply accelerates that process to make rapid gains for food, fiber and fuel.
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VIDEO: "GMOs" from Healthcare Triage

By Community Manager (CBI) on Friday, 9/05/2014 12:33 pm

In this video, Aaron Carroll, MD, from Healthcare Triage discusses the pros and cons of GM crops.
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Science and GMO Basics
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A Farm Mom Looks Forward to Innovative Potatoes That Will Cut Waste

By Lisa Patterson (Independent Expert) on Thursday, 9/04/2014 5:59 pm

Lisa Patterson provides perspective on the benefits of GM potatoes, as a mother and potato farmer.
  • Impact on Society
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Future of GMO
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The Use of Transgenic Crops in Agriculture: Safety and Other Features

By Dr. Peter H. Raven (Independent Expert) on Friday, 8/29/2014 11:17 am

Peter Raven provides discussion on the safety and use of transgenic crops.
  • Impact on Society
  • Impact on Environment
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
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GMOs in Food and Medicine: An Overview

By Richard Green (Independent Expert) on Thursday, 8/28/2014 10:44 pm

Richard Green discusses the similarities and differences between GMOs in food and medicine.
  • Future of GMO
  • Science and GMO Basics
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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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