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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INFOGRAPHIC: How Do GMOs Help Preserve H2O?

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, 8/25/2016 3:55 pm

How do GMOs help preserve H2O? GM crops can decrease the rate at which water is lost through transpiration, while improving yield in drought conditions with crops like rice.
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ARTICLE: How People, Water and Agriculture Connect

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, 8/25/2016 11:08 am

August 29th begins World Water Week, and it’s an opportunity to reflect on the importance of water. This year’s theme is “better water, better jobs.” How does water impact agriculture, which employs nearly 1 billion people around the world? Let’s take a look.
  • Impact on Environment
  • Impact on Farms
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STUDY: New Insights Found into How Plants Get Their Traits

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, 8/23/2016 11:51 am

A new technique developed by Salk Institute scientists for rapidly mapping regions of DNA targeted by regulatory proteins could give scientists insight into what makes some plants drought tolerant or disease resistant, among other traits.
  • Impact on Farms
  • Science and GMO Basics
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ARTICLE: Bangladesh's Genetically Modified Eggplants

By Community Manager (CBI) on Monday, 8/22/2016 9:18 am

Can genetically modified crops improve the lives of the poorest farmers? A team of reporters from Al Jazeera explores the issue.
  • Impact on Society
  • Impact on Farms
  • Science and GMO Basics
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ARTICLE: Why Agricultural Biotech Hasn’t Reached Its Potential

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, 8/16/2016 12:20 pm

Why hasn’t agricultural biotech (GMOs) reached its potential? Find out what one prominent professor has to say on the subject.
  • Impact on Society
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Seed Choice
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ARTICLE: Organic vs. Conventional Farming: Which Has Lower Environmental Impact?

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, 8/11/2016 1:37 pm

A new article analyzes the environmental impact of organic and conventional agriculture. Which is better? You may be surprised at what they concluded.
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ARTICLE: Why Aren't GMOs Tested on Humans

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, 8/09/2016 12:11 pm

Why don't GMOs go through human clinical trials? Check out this blog post to find out why.
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Science and GMO Basics
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Going for the Gold: What We're Reading, July 2016

By Community Manager (CBI) on Monday, 8/08/2016 10:41 am

As the world gathers in Rio for the Summer Olympics, we are gathering our favorite stories to share with you. It’s been a marathon of a month, and now it’s time to party like its Carnival! Check out some of the articles that have caught our eye and deserve a spot at the top of the podium.
  • Impact on Environment
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ARTICLE: The Fungus Felons Destroying Our Food

By Community Manager (CBI) on Saturday, 8/06/2016 4:07 pm

Crop Life International lists out the top five fungi and the fungal diseases that destroy our crops.
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VIDEO: Mom, Gardener, Plant Breeder

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, 8/04/2016 12:30 pm

What's it like to be a mom and gardener at home and a plant breeder at work? Find out by watching this video by the American Seed Trad Association (ASTA).
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