GMO 2.0

Gene-edited foods won’t be safety-tested or labeled in Canada—and consumers are wary

Genetically modified foods splashed on the market in the 1990s, promising solutions to world hunger, yield shortfalls, and pesticide overuse. Although Health Canada and the World Health Organization insist they are not harmful, only 37 percent of Canadians agreed strongly in a 2018 poll, and an overwhelming majority wants GMO labeling. Now gene-editing technology has […]

Read More

79 organic farm organizations send letter to USDA opposing possible use of genetic engineering in organics

Letter of opposition delivered to Secretary of Agriculture signed by 79 organizations The Organic Farmers Association (OFA) recently delivered a letter of opposition to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue, in response to a statement made by Department Under Secretary Greg Ibach concerning opening a dialogue about the use of gene-editing in organic […]

Read More

Pro-GMO Center for Science in the Public Interest raises concerns about FDA review of Impossible Burger’s GMO ingredient

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is the latest consumer advocacy group to raise questions about the safety of the faux meat product the Impossible Burger. The group joins Consumers Union, Center for Food Safety, Organic Consumers Association, ETC Group, and GMO Free USA to raise concerns about the safety of the […]

Read More

Gene-edited animals will intensify factory farming and the climate crisis, could harm human health

New report highlights urgent need for safety assessments, oversight A new report from Friends of the Earth and Logos Environmental reveals that the use of gene editing in farm animals poses risks to human health, the environment and animal welfare. The report comes on the heels of research by the FDA showing that gene-edited hornless […]

Read More

Gene-edited cattle have a major screw up in their DNA

It was supposed to be a “barnyard revolution” using gene editing to create hornless cattle. The modified bulls were to symbolize a new age of precision breeding where adding or cutting a few DNA letters could produce (or eliminate) specific animal traits. But the experiment crashed when FDA researchers discovered bacterial DNA in the animals’ […]

Read More

1 2