“Blood on their hands”

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…

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…

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…

Study: GMOs get bad rap in Europe

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…

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…