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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STUDY: Major UN Report Endorses "Climate-Smart" Biotech Crops

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, 12/01/2016 10:02 am

A major new report from the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today outlines the importance of improved crops and biotechnology in reducing poverty and addressing the climate change challenge faced by the world's 750 million smallholder farmers.
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INFOGRAPHIC: GMOs Improve Soil Health

By Community Manager (CBI) on Wednesday, 11/30/2016 2:29 pm

Healthy soil is fundamental for crop growth and food production.
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ARTICLE: GMO Foods: Are They Really Bad For Us?

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, 11/29/2016 9:14 am

Are GMO Foods safe to eat? A study by the prestigious National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine released a 408 page report on Genetically Modified foods. Over 900 peer-reviewed studies were considered and the panel concluded that GM foods are safe to be eaten by humans.
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ARTICLE: Tropical Gardening: Are GMOs Good or Bad?

By Community Manager (CBI) on Wednesday, 11/23/2016 10:53 am

The issue of GMOs is complex, but it has helped saved the rainbow papaya from extinction from a devastating virus. Check out this story about papayas.
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ARTICLE: The Slippery World of Predatory Publishing and What It Means For Scientific Integrity

By Cami Ryan (Monsanto) on Tuesday, 11/22/2016 10:33 am

Dr. Cami Ryan explains the dangers of predatory publishing and its effect on science. When scientific integrity is at risk, so is society. We should all care.
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VIDEO: A Day on a Produce Farm

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, 11/17/2016 9:46 am

In this video, created in partnership with Food52, we explore Terranova Ranch in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley. This part of the U.S. is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world, but it’s also facing a serious drought to which this farmer has responded by implementing projects that embrace sustainability.
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ARTICLE: Could The Humble Potato Change Your Image of GMOs?

By Steve Savage (Independent Expert) on Tuesday, 11/15/2016 11:21 am

Potatoes are a difficult crop to breed. However, after many years in development, new GMO potatoes that have been bred to be non-browning can help reduce food waste.
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STUDY: Model Predicts Elimination of GMO Crops Would Cause Hike in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

By Community Manager (CBI) on Friday, 11/11/2016 9:45 am

A recent study published on Oct. 27 in the Journal of Environmental Protection, "Evaluating the Economic and Environmental Impacts of a Global GMO Ban," assessed the global economic and greenhouse gas emission impacts of banning GMO crops.
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Halloween Hijinks: What We're Reading - October 2016

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, 11/10/2016 10:17 am

What caught our eye last month? Spooky stories about scary myths, sugar and candy, and Frankenfoods. Check out this post to read our summary of the month's month interesting stories.
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