A column published at the Genetic Literacy Project by two Italian scientists outlines a serious problem their country faces regarding crop cultivation and farming. Presently, European Union and Italian rules restrict growing and cultivating genetically modified crops. But importers are enjoying a boom in business since the only alternate for Europe is to import produce… Read More Scientists: Italy’s GMO Rules Minimize Competition
British journalist, businessman, and author Matt Ridley has published a harrowing essay at the Genetic Literacy Project (GLP) detailing the hundreds of thousands of people who die resulting from environmentalists who oppose the production and distribution of golden rice. In this video, GLP head Jon Entine explains the green movement’s opposition to biotechnology impedes agricultural… Read More “Blood on their hands”
Mark Lynas | Cornell Alliance for Science | January 9, 2020 Anti-GMO activists in India have escalated their war on the country’s resource-poor farmers by moving their efforts to stop genetically improved seeds into the nation’s Supreme Court. On Jan. 6, India’s top court heard arguments from lawyers acting on behalf of anti-GMO activist Aruna… Read More Activists escalate efforts to stop Indian farmers from using GMO seeds
Bayer’s subsidiary Monsanto is expanding production of genetically modified seeds in Chile, prompting an outcry from environmental groups. The Latin American country is a leading exporter of seeds worldwide. Sophia Boddenberg | Deutsche Welle | May 30, 2019 “Fuera Bayer-Monsanto de Chile” (Bayer-Monsanto out of Chile) is written on the colorfully painted posters held by… Read More Environmentalists Outraged Over Bayer Seed Factory Expansion in Chile
By Jonathan Knutson / Agweek on May 27, 2019 GMO plants and crops are controversial worldwide — especially so in Europe, where they’re strictly regulated. Now, a new study by Danish researchers finds that the regulations aren’t justified and may stand in the way of important agricultural innovation. In a related development, the Danish Council… Read More Study: GMOs get bad rap in Europe
Smirnoff made some waves back in October when they announced they’re going Non-GMO with their vodka. The reaction to this move has also been noteworthy. A couple of farmers from Kansas who also own a liquor store made headlines by boycotting Smirnoff products in their store.
Mankind has been manipulates nature to work better for us. It started 8,000 years ago.
A thought-provoking, well made documentary tells the story of two Dutch film makers who examine the many criticisms well-fed Westerners have about genetically modified foods (aka GMO’s). The movie also reveals some of the scientific ideas surrounding the alteration of foods people tend to think are natural. The film also takes to task the many… Read More “Well Fed”: A Documentary About GMO’s
Let it never be said that the Left won’t let a good crisis go to waste. An alert blogger at Medium points out that one anti-GMO activist decided to try to twist the protests in Ferguson, Missouri to demonize Monsanto instead. Every year a prominent anti-GMO activist, William Talen, holds a protest on Thanksgiving outside… Read More “Reverend Billy” Tried to Use Ferguson Protests to Demonize Monsanto
After conducting a meta-analysis of over 6000 peer-reviewed manuscripts that detail 21 years of research on the effects of genetically modified corn, scientists out of the University of Pisa, Italy have determined that GMO’s are completely safe. The EconoTimes reports: “The results support the cultivation of GE maize, mainly due to enhanced grain quality and… Read More Scientists: GMO’s Are Definitely Safe