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: All Our Food Is ‘Genetically Modified’ In Some Way – Where Do You Draw The Line?

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, 5/26/2016 10:00 am

Most all of our food has been modified in some way over the years, from natural selection to mutations. GMOs are just the latest way in which we create desirable traits in our food.
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Science and GMO Basics
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Earth Month: April Showers Bring May Flowers: What We’re Reading - April 2016

By Community Manager (CBI) on Wednesday, 5/25/2016 12:01 pm

April was designated as Earth Month, and we’re reading stories that are talking about the positive impact that GMOs have on the environment. We’ve compiled a few of those pieces below, along with other articles that we thought were “must reads” this month.
  • Impact on Society
  • Impact on Environment
  • Science and GMO Basics
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INFOGRAPHIC: Are GMOs Safe?

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, 5/24/2016 2:47 pm

Are GMOs Safe? The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NAS) researched this very question and concluded: Yes, GMOs are safe. Check out this infographic to learn how.
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
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ARTICLE: If You Care About The Future of Our Planet, Here's Why You Should Support GMOs

By Genetic Literacy Project (Third Party Organization) on Tuesday, 5/24/2016 9:27 am

Farmer Michelle Miller explains why GMOs are good for the environment and for the planet.
  • Impact on Environment
  • Impact on Farms
  • Seed Choice
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ARTICLE: Is organic farming sustainable? 5 carbon footprint challenges

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, 5/19/2016 11:04 am

Is organic farming sustainable? And is it more sustainable than conventionally grown crops? David Despain explores these questions and looks into the research via The Genetic Literacy Project.
  • Impact on Environment
  • Impact on Farms
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STUDY: Distinction Between Genetic Engineering and Conventional Plant Breeding Becoming Less Clear, Says New Report on GE Crops

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, 5/17/2016 5:00 pm

An extensive study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has found that new technologies in genetic engineering and conventional breeding are blurring the once clear distinctions between these two crop-improvement approaches.
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
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ARTICLE: It’s a noble choice to spend more time in the kitchen, but it’s not for everyone. Are you listening, Michael Pollan?

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, 5/17/2016 3:18 pm

Salon writer, Jayson, Lusk explores "Cooked," the Netflix series based on Michael Pollan’s book. Pollan urges more people to head back to the kitchen and take part in the joys of home cooking as a means towards a more sustainable, healthy lifestyle. Lusk critiques "Cooked" and emphasizes that innovation and technological advancement are not opposed to sustainability but rather are the key ingredients.
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ARTICLE: 5 Pesticides We Consume Every Day

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, 5/12/2016 10:38 am

Here are five plants, many of which we consume regularly, that produce “natural pesticides."
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
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ARTICLE: GMOs Have "This One Weird Trick" for Eliminating Dangerous Mycotoxins

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, 5/10/2016 11:38 am

GMO crops have dramatically reduced the prevalence of a toxic substance known as a mycotoxin often found on crops, which can be dangerous for people who eat it. Mycotoxins are produced by fungi that are able to enter a plant after insect damage. Globally, the FAO estimates that up to half of grains are affected by these naturally occurring toxins.
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
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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.
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
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