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: A World Without GMOs

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, 9/27/2016 9:47 am

Imagining a world without genetically modified organisms isn’t hard to do, but researchers say the prospect is detrimental to both farmers and consumers.
  • Impact on Environment
  • Impact on Farms
  • Future of GMO
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ARTICLE: Did Herbicide Resistance Exist Before GMO Crops?

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, 9/22/2016 12:20 pm

Society may think weeds resistant to herbicides are a new phenomenon linked to the overuse of glyphosate in genetically engineered crops, but nothing could be further from the truth. Next year will mark the 60th anniversary of the first reports of herbicide-resistant weeds, while this year marks only the 20th anniversary of glyphosate-resistant crops.
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STUDY: Evaluating the Economic and Environmental Impacts of a Global GMO Ban

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, 9/20/2016 11:00 am

Purdue scientists modeled the economic and environmental impacts of a global ban of the us of agricultural biotechnology products. The study finds that a global ban would result in increased food prices and greenhouse gas emissions if genetically engineered products were banned.
  • Business Practices
  • Impact on Environment
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ARTICLE: How Square Watermelons Get Their Shape, and Other G.M.O. Misconceptions

By Community Manager (CBI) on Friday, 9/16/2016 11:26 am

There are a lot of misconceptions about GMOs. Check out this article to find out the truth about some of the most common misconceptions about them.
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Science and GMO Basics
  • Labeling
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ARTICLE: GMO Foods and Labels: 5 Answers to Your Questions About Genetically Modified Organisms

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, 9/13/2016 12:22 pm

People have questions about GMOs. This article answers five basic questions about GMOs and your food.
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Science and GMO Basics
  • Labeling
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Back To School Issue: What We're Reading - August 2016

By Community Manager (CBI) on Friday, 9/09/2016 9:26 am

At students go back to school, it's always a good time for everyone to learn a few things. Here, we learn about the Zika virus, correct some myths about GMOs, meet some sugar beet farmers, and learn proper communication skills.
  • Impact on Farms
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Science and GMO Basics
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ARTICLE: Do GMOs Risk “Unintended” Health or Environmental Consequences, as Critics Maintain?

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, 9/08/2016 5:18 pm

Critics of GMO technology claim there may be unintended health or environmental consequences to the technology. What's the truth? Read the entire article to find out the answers.
  • Impact on Environment
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Science and GMO Basics
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INFOGRAPHIC: How Do GMOs Help Preserve H2O?

By Community Manager (CBI) on Wednesday, 9/07/2016 4:36 pm

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VIDEO: GMO Answers Expert Connie Diekman On Navigating GMO Labels

By Community Manager (CBI) on Wednesday, 9/07/2016 11:49 am

GMO Answers expert and Registered Dietician Connie Diekman joins Good Day New Mexico to answer questions on GMOs, why they are safe and how to navigate labels.
  • Impact on Society
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Labeling
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STUDY: Commercial Crop Yields Reveal Strengths and Weaknesses for Organic Agriculture in the United States

By Community Manager (CBI) on Wednesday, 9/07/2016 9:29 am

One of the main criticisms of organic agriculture has consistently been lower crop yield compared to non-organic systems. Meta-analyses comparing yields of organic and conventionally grown crops have repeatedly demonstrated a yield gap between the two systems.
  • Business Practices
  • Impact on Farms
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