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.

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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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.
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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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