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CUT TO THE CHASE: GMO-free marketing is deliberately misleading consumers

By Eric Bohl - Feb 07, 2019

The following is an excerpt of an opinion piece by GMO Answers expert Eric Bohl in The Bolivar Herald-Free Press that misinformation and fear mongering around GMOs. Food marketing claims have always stretched the truth. How many “miracle cures” or “superfoods” have been pitched to us over the years? But some recent trends are taking dishonest marketing tactics to a whole new level. Most people have heard of Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs. Although a recent survey found that about 69 percent of consumers are not confident they know what GMOs are, only 32 percent say they a [...]


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China Opens the Door to U.S. GMOs

By Community Manager - Feb 07, 2019

The following is an excerpt of an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal on the importance of China's decision to approve the import of five genetically modified crops. Lost in the news of contentious U.S.-China trade disputes was a meaningful regulatory approval that will improve agriculture around the world. This month Chinese regulators approved the import of five genetically modified crops. These soybean, corn and canola “biotech traits” are designed to grow despite natural obstacles like pest infestation. They will power substantial advances and help feed the world's fast-growing [...]


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To convince Americans GMOs are safe, stakeholders must first convince them to open their minds, study finds

By Community Manager - Feb 07, 2019

The following is an excerpt of an article on Food Navigator that highlights a recent survey on consumer perception of GMOs. Despite widespread scientific agreement that genetically modified foods are safe to consume, the vast majority of Americans disagree and are unlikely to change their opinions unless they can first be convinced to open their minds, according to new research. A study published Jan. 17 in Nature Human Behavior revealed that more than 90% of the 2,000-plus US and European adults surveyed by researchers at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Bould [...]


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What's Healthy At The Grocery Store? Shoppers Are Often Confused, Survey Finds

By Community Manager - Feb 07, 2019

The following is an excerpt of an article on NPR that highlights a recent survey on food labeling. A granola bar enthusiast walks into a grocery store, scouting for a healthy treat. The first shelf is lined with KIND Bars, with wrappers flaunting things like "five super grains" and zero genetically engineered ingredients. Below sit boxes of Quaker Chewy bars, 100-calorie oat snacks spotted with marshmallows and chocolate chips. Finally, there's Annie's Homegrown granola bars, gluten-free and "made with goodness." So which product should a health-conscious snack fanatic chose? According [...]


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The Shocking Amount Of Science And Tech That Goes Into A Can Of Tomato Soup

By Community Manager - Feb 07, 2019

There are no GMO tomatoes commercially available, but that doesn't mean that there isn't an absolute *ton* of science behind every tomato you eat. The following is an excerpt of a blog post by Dr. Joseph Byrum on LinkedIn.com that gives a brilliant overview of food science & plant breeding through the lens of today's tomatoes. When it comes to tomato soup, those ingredients are: tomatoes, corn as a sweetener, wheat flour, and water along with a small amount of preservatives, salt, and other flavor enhancers. Modern agriculture invests a great deal of time, money, and effort in perfecti [...]


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Q: I just want to know more good things about GMO's.

By issacsmith - Feb 06, 2019

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Q: How are GMOs not good for you

By taliyahconnell - Feb 03, 2019

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Q: What is the downside of GMOs?

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Here's everything you need to know about USDA’s National Bioengineered (BE) Food Disclosure Standard

By shannon.carroll - Feb 01, 2019

In December 2018, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) finalized the standards for mandatory “GMO” labeling by releasing the “National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard” (or NBFDS). The NBFDS establishes the rules of the road for disclosing which foods in the U.S. have been or may have been bioengineered (BE) and is enforced by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), a sub-agency of the USDA. GMO labeling has been a contentious topic for many years. Anti-GMO activist groups have traditionally pushed for a “warning” on foods that could be “contaminated” with GMOs. On the oth [...]


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