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: Do You Really Understand Modern Farming?

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, 7/21/2016 1:17 pm

Do you really understand modern farming? A scientist takes a look at 10 common myths about GMOS and farming and sets the record straight on them.
  • Impact on Farms
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Science and GMO Basics
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Video: Are Any Foods Natural Anymore? GMOs Explained

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, 7/19/2016 4:43 pm

You've decided to only eat natural and organic foods from now on, but what does that actually mean? Check out the science behind GMOs.
  • Impact on Society
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Future of GMO
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ARTICLE: Are There Environmental and Economic Benefits to GMO Crops?

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, 7/14/2016 2:31 pm

Are there environmental and economic benefits to GMO crops? Check out this story to find out more.
  • Business Practices
  • Impact on Environment
  • Impact on Farms
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ARTICLE: Professor helps author influential National Academies report on genetic engineering

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, 7/12/2016 10:25 am

Kansas State University scientist Stephen Higgs contributed to a National Academies report on genetic engineering that identifies the need for regulatory guidelines for the release of modified organisms.
  • Impact on Society
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
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It’s Getting Hot Out There: What We’re Reading – June 2016

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, 7/12/2016 10:12 am

In June, GMOs were a hot topic, both figuratively and literally. From global warming to heated discussions, this issue has been burning up recently. So sit back, catch some rays, and check out some of the stories that caught our eye this month.
  • Impact on Farms
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Future of GMO
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STUDY: Global economic benefits of GM crops reach $150 billion

By Graham Brookes (Independent Expert) on Thursday, 7/07/2016 10:05 am

Crop biotechnology has continued to provide substantial economic and environmental benefits, allowing farmers to grow more, with fewer resources, whilst delivering important environmental benefits for all citizens. Read the latest study by Brookes & Barfoot and find out how GM crops have benefitted the global economy.
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ARTICLE: Why This Apple Is Being Called A Game Changer

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, 7/05/2016 9:40 am

What's special about this apple? It's been grown to not bruise or brown. Check out the story the learn more!
  • Impact on Society
  • Impact on Farms
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
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ARTICLE: Managing Weed Resistance

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, 6/30/2016 11:22 am

Like bacteria with antibiotics, weeds naturally develop resistance to herbicides over time. In fact, about 250 weed species have evolved to resist 160 different herbicides, according to the International Survey of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds.
  • Impact on Farms
  • Seed Choice
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ARTICLE: Herbicides and Biotech Crops Control Weeds in Africa

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, 6/28/2016 10:03 am

How do African farmers fight weeds? Check out this interview with a South African farmer who uses both herbicides and biotech herbicide-tolerant crops.
  • Impact on Environment
  • Impact on Farms
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ARTICLE: Wanted: Top 5 Weed Thieves

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, 6/23/2016 10:13 am

Ever wonder about what weeds are in your garden and on the farm? Click here to find out!
  • Impact on Environment
  • Impact on Farms
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