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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VIDEO: Pesticide Residues Do Not Pose a Safety Concern

By Amanda Zaluckyj (Independent Expert) on Thursday, 5/05/2016 11:12 am

Did you know that pesticide residues do not pose a safety risk to U.S. consumers? Watch this video and learn the facts about the findings recently published by the USDA in the Pesticide Data Program report.
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ARTICLE: Loise H. Calderwood: Genetically Modified Crops — From The Farmer's Perspective

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, 5/03/2016 1:02 pm

Louise H. Calderwood, a government relations director for the Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance, explains why Vermont farmers use and benefit from GMO crops.
  • Impact on Farms
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INFOGRAPHIC: How are GMOs tested for allergies?

By Community Manager (CBI) on Monday, 5/02/2016 11:41 am

How are GMOs tested for allergies? Check out this infographic to learn how researchers look at over 1,950 genes to ensure quality and safety.
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
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ARTICLE: Biotech Benefits: Drought- and Salinity-Resistant Crops

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, 4/28/2016 5:00 pm

Biotech crops, designed to withstand the effects of climate change, are one tool that could help us meet the challenge of feeding more people in a changing world. Elizabeth Held explores the ways the biotech crops can help us feed a goring population and address climate change in this Food Insight article.
  • Impact on Society
  • Impact on Environment
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ARTICLE: Purdue University Sees What a "Ban" on GMOs Would Look Like

By on Tuesday, 4/26/2016 12:49 pm

Purdue University published a study that aimed to answer a simple question: What would the world look like without genetically engineered crops? They answered the question with my personal favorite discipline: economics. Liz Caselli-Mechael provides a snapshot of what they found.
  • Impact on Society
  • Impact on Environment
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ARTICLE: The Loss from Underutilizing GM Technologies

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, 4/21/2016 12:57 pm

This article explores the economics of delaying the introduction of genetically modified (GM) technologies in agriculture due to concerns about their unintended effects (unexpected environmental side effects). We applied our framework to analyze the consequences of delaying the introduction of Golden Rice, GM corn in much of the world, and GM wheat and rice globally.
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STUDY: Crop biotechnology: a pivotal moment for global acceptance

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, 4/19/2016 10:16 am

GMO crops offer important contributions to food security and sustainability, but public misconception about nutritional and ecological risks, as well as regulatory inaction have delayed the approval and use of GMO crops. Eric Hallerman and Elizabeth Grabau find that that educating and informing the public to combat misperception, and implementing review of regulatory guidelines based on decades of experience can help to realize the benefits of GMO crops for food security, human well-being, and ecological sustainability.
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STUDY: Suppressing Growth: How GMO Opposition Hurts Developing Nations

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, 4/14/2016 11:42 am

Campaigns against genetically modified organisms (GMOs), originating primarily in Europe, have created significant obstacles to the development and adoption of genetically modified crops. Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) estimates that the current restrictive climate for agricultural biotech innovations could cost low- and lower middle-income nations up to $1.5 trillion in foregone economic benefits through 2050.
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ARTICLE: Published GMO studies find no evidence of harm when corrected for multiple comparisons

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, 4/12/2016 3:30 pm

A number of research articles that claim possible technology-related health concerns have influenced public opinion on GMO food safety. This statistical reanalysis and review of experimental data presented in some of these studies found that they're quite often in contradiction with the authors’ conclusions the data actually provides weak evidence of harm that cannot be differentiated from chance.
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
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March Madness: GMO Basics Replay and the Latest Biotech Innovations: What We’re Reading -March 2016

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, 4/12/2016 1:37 pm

GMOs were the talk of the town in the madness of March! Working our way through the madness, we got a replay of GMO basics and right at the buzzer we learned about the latest biotech innovations and techniques. Check out some of the articles that caught our attention and deserve a replay.
  • Future of GMO
  • Science and GMO Basics
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