Studies and Articles

There is an abundance of information about GMOs and biotechnology in agriculture available to consumers. On the internet, in news outlets, and peer-reviewed journals, there are many articles, blog posts, studies, infographics, and videos about a variety of topics related to GMOs. Here, we’ll look to bring these resources together for you, providing content from our GMO Answers experts and other contributors who will discuss current events in media, simplify complicated study findings, and demystify the science behind GMOs.

 

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ARTICLE: Why The Arctic Apple Means You May Be Seeing More GMOs At The Store

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, 2/23/2017 10:31 am

The Arctic Apple is one of the first GMOs to be marketed directly to consumers, not at farmers. It's headed to test markets this month. And it's a sign of how the science of genetic engineering is evolving.
  • Impact on Farms
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Future of GMO
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ARTICLE: Citrus Growers Optimistic About Genetically Engineered Trees

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, 2/21/2017 12:49 pm

Despite a decade of bad harvests, a Florida lawmaker says the state’s signature industry is recovering. Growers are optimistic new genetically engineered trees will survive the deadly citrus greening disease.
  • Impact on Society
  • Impact on Environment
  • Impact on Farms
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ARTICLE: Answering the 3 Most Common Internet Objections to GMOs

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, 2/16/2017 9:51 am

Any discussion of GMOs on the internet brings a swarm of commenters. No matter the topic, an inevitable pattern of comment is “Yes, but what the author ignores is (insert common anti-GMO myth)”. Here are three of the most common tropes that litter those discussions.
  • Impact on Farms
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Science and GMO Basics
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STUDY: The Cost of a GMO-Free Market Basket of Food in the United States

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, 2/14/2017 11:27 am

A new study examine the consumer cost consequences of choosing GMO-free food over food that contains GMOs. Using text-mining algorithms applied to detailed product descriptions contained in a proprietary database of individual GMO and GMO-free foods at the retail level, it finds that, when directly compared item by item, GMO-free food costs an average of 33% more than a comparable food item that is not GMO-free. When compared on a per-ounce basis, GMO-free foods cost an average of 73% more. Generalizing to the cost of a typical market basket of food consumed by American households, GMO-free food consumption would increase the average family food budget from $9,462 to $12,181 per year.
  • Business Practices
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Labeling
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ARTICLE: 17 Myths About Agriculture in 2017

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, 2/09/2017 4:08 pm

So what are the common myths about agriculture in 2017? The Peterson Brothers, viral video stars from Peterson Farms, explain.
  • Impact on Environment
  • Impact on Farms
  • Seed Choice
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May the Force of Biotechnology Be With You: What We’re Reading, February 2016

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, 2/09/2017 10:54 am

Last month, we read a lot of stories about GMO technology, including how it can help the American Chestnut tree, and how a GMO apple will soon be available in some select supermarkets.
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  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Future of GMO
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VIDEO: Are GMOs Dangerous?

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, 2/07/2017 3:09 pm

Scientists tell us genetically modified foods are safe, but how can we know whether or not to trust that? This new video explains how:
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  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Science and GMO Basics
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ARTICLE: Clearing the Air on GMO Myths

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, 2/02/2017 2:17 pm

What are facts about GMOs? How can farmers and consumers separate the facts from the myths of genetically modified organisms? A recent panel discussion answers these questions.
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  • Impact on Environment
  • Impact on Farms
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VIDEO: Hawaii GMO Papaya: Real Solutions, Real Lives

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, 1/31/2017 1:47 pm

As the anti-GMO movement divides rural communities in Hawaii, farmers growing papayas genetically engineered to resist the ringspot virus have been caught in the middle. This documentary chronicles the spread of the devastating ringspot virus, the development of the first transgenic papaya, and the rise of an anti-GMO movement based on misinformation and fear. Hawaii agricultural leaders call for dialogue, discussion and accurate information about biotechnology to help bridge the divide and ensure the success of farmers in the Islands and other elsewhere.
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  • Science and GMO Basics
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ARTICLE: This Is Why Farmers Choose GMO Crops

By Amanda Zaluckyj (Independent Expert) on Thursday, 1/26/2017 8:48 am

Questions about GMOs? Want to know what farmers think about GMOs? Check out this blog post and get the facts.
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  • Impact on Farms
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
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