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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Nutrients Are Pesticides: The Dose Makes the Poison

By Jennifer Schmidt (Independent Expert) on Tuesday, 6/30/2015 3:19 pm

Registered dietician and farmer Jennie Schmidt discusses human and plant nutrition, and how nutrients can be used as pesticides. This post is from her blog, The Foodie Farmer.
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Science and GMO Basics
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UC Food Observer Q&A with Pam Ronald

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, 6/30/2015 12:31 pm

The University of California, Davis’s Dr. Pam Ronald discusses science, agriculture, genetics, organic farming and food issues in this Q&A from UC Food Observer.
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Future of GMO
  • Science and GMO Basics
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VIDEO: Where do farmers get their seeds?

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, 6/30/2015 12:26 pm

Learn more about where farmers get their seeds, and why farmers purchase seeds each year for certain crops, by watching this video from the Science Policy Communication Group at the University of California, Davis.
  • Science and GMO Basics
  • Seed Choice
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Trends in corn herbicide use (1990 to 2014)

By Andrew Kniss (Independent Expert) on Friday, 6/26/2015 11:07 am

Dr. Andrew Kniss from the University of Wyoming weighs in on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's recent release of corn herbicide use data.
  • Impact on Environment
  • Impact on Farms
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VIDEO: 10 Billion People for Dinner

By Community Manager (CBI) on Friday, 6/26/2015 10:46 am

In this TEDxCERN talk, Pennsylvania State University Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Willaman Professor of Life Science Dr. Nina Fedoroff discusses the challenges of feeding a growing global population and technological solutions to help meet those challenges.
  • Future of GMO
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Growing More with Less: Learn about Drought Resistant Crops

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, 6/25/2015 7:40 pm

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IARC Cancer Classification at Odds with Health and Safety Regulators Worldwide

By James Bus, Ph.D., DABT, Fellow ATS (Independent Expert) on Tuesday, 6/23/2015 10:28 am

Dr. James Bus discusses the International Agency for Research on Cancer's (IARC) recent review of the commonly used agricultural herbicide 2,4-D, and how the organization makes its determinations about potential carcinogenicity.
  • Impact on Society
  • Impact on Environment
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
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IARC Assessment of 2,4-D As a Possible Carcinogen

By Community Manager (CBI) on Monday, 6/22/2015 8:32 pm

IARC recently classified 2,4-D, an agricultural herbicide used by some GMO farmers, as a Group 2B possible carcinogen. Learn about 2,4-D, IARC, and what this classification means.
  • Future of GMO
  • Science and GMO Basics
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Biotechnology as a Solution to Citrus Greening

By Ross Korves (Third Party Organization) on Friday, 6/19/2015 2:42 pm

Ross Korves from Truth About Trade and Technology discusses the potential impacts of biotechnology as a solution for citrus greening.
  • Impact on Environment
  • Impact on Farms
  • Future of GMO
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INFOGRAPHIC: Examples of International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Carcinogenic Classifications

By Community Manager (CBI) on Friday, 6/19/2015 11:10 am

What do IARCs classifications mean? This infographic illustrates various IARC hazard classifications.
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  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
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