Activists escalate efforts to stop Indian farmers from using GMO seeds

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

Environmentalists Outraged Over Bayer Seed Factory Expansion in Chile

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

Nebraska Farmer: Nothing to Fear About GMO’s

By Deb Gangwish Special for CommonGround May 12, 2019 Omaha World-Herald If you’re involved purchasing food for yourself, your family or your business, you’re likely aware of genetically modified crops – also known as genetically modified organisms (GMOs), GE crops or biotech crops. GMOs have been widely misunderstood. People are concerned about their health and… Read More Nebraska Farmer: Nothing to Fear About GMO’s

Why Does Greenpeace like Butterflies?

Myles Power asks a silly sounding question that, once again, exposes the double standards that lie at the core of Greenpeace and shows their opposition to GMOs to be hypocritical and irrational. That question is, Why do Greenpeace like butterflies? PHOTO CREDIT: © Derek Ramsey / derekramsey.com / Used with permission

Dr. Paul Offit: Striking similarities between anti-biotech and anti-vaccine activism

Dr. Paul Offit joins Cameron English of the Genetic Literacy Project to discuss the similarities between these two groups, and how anti-biotech and anti-vaccine groups use fear-based messaging impacts the public’s understanding of science. Paul Offit is a pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and an expert on vaccines, immunology, and virology. He has… Read More Dr. Paul Offit: Striking similarities between anti-biotech and anti-vaccine activism

The Poison of Non-GMO Products

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.