Golden Rice: Loved by humanitarians, reviled by environmentalists

Despite the Philippines and Bangladesh edging toward commercializing it, New Zealand’s food regulation agency (FSANZ) endorsed approving importing Golden Rice for sale in order to reduce trade disorder with Asian countries that allow it. Unfortunately, an opposition group named GE-Free New Zealand has started an effort urging New Zealand’s food safety minister to review the…

Green-backed European GMO ban is killing Africans

Reason magazine recently looked back at an Economist article published during 2002 that highlighted the ban on the importation of American food that was made from genetically modified organisms (GMO’s). Consequenty, the lives of 15 million Africans were put at risk and the population of countries who banned GMO’s had been consuming them for many…

Neil deGrasse Tyson gives the lowdown on GMOs

There is a lot of information and misinformation about GMOs in our food chain. In this StarTalk interview, radio host and scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks to Food Evolution filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy and plant geneticist Pamela Ronald to understand some of the fact-based science around this controversial topic.

Environmentalist filmmaker makes anti-food system, GMO film

Emmy-winning filmmaker Cyrus Sutton has made a film titled Island Earth which is, according to Modern Farmer pitched as being a movie about the complicated ways of farming in Hawaii. The film is said to highlight ancient, regenerative farming methods as a means of the island state to reduce the amount of food it imports and…

Monsanto research center bombed in Italy

During Easter, a Monsanto research facility was bombed with several small, explosive incendiary devices (ex: Molotov cocktails) in Olmeneta, Italy. According to Science magazine the attack was done to protest GMO research. Fortunately, no one was hurt but a section of the laboratories that contained experimental seeds was nearly destroyed. Damage estimated by the center’s…