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First gene-edited babies spark global outrage

Chinese scientist claims he altered embryos using CRISPR technology The announcement of the birth of twin girls whose DNA was modified by Chinese scientist He Jiankui—disabling a gene to block development of HIV—came right before the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong, Scientists and ethicists at the conference grilled He on […]

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Insects increasingly resistant to GMO Bt corn

Proponents of genetically engineered crops often point to Bt insect resistant corn as a success in reducing pesticide use. That claim is now eroding as the devastating pest, western corn rootworm, is increasingly developing resistance to Bt corn including “pyramided” Bt corn hybrids. This past October, Corteva Agriscience informed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that […]

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GM corn lacking in protein and nutrients, study finds

Rareseeds.com, the website for Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, has produced a study showing that genetically modified corn has significantly less protein than traditional or heirloom varieties. GM corn also lacks the large amounts of anthocyanin in native varieties, an antioxidant enhancing heart health and helping prevent some cancers. GM corn was found to have 28 […]

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“Glyphosate-free” becomes newest clean food label

Since being classified a “probable human carcinogen” by the World Health Organization, and making California’s Prop 65 harmful chemical list, the herbicide glyphosate has gained notoriety among consumers, activists, and landscape and farm workers. It’s the main ingredient in Monsanto’s hugely popular Roundup weed killer, and it has been implicated as causing cancer. Now it […]

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FDA and Cornell reports find glyphosate in corn, soybeans, and pet food

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found high but legal levels of the herbicide glyphosate and its metabolite, AMPA, in corn and soybeans—and pet foods. “The levels of glyphosate found in soybeans and corn are of great concern,” said Sustainable Pulse Director Henry Rowlands. Of the whole grain corn samples, 66 percent tested positive […]

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