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Long-term analysis shows GM cotton no match for insects in India

Supporters of genetically modified Bt cotton in India have long touted increased yields and reduced pesticides to justify its production. But that argument does not hold up under the first long-term study of Bt cotton impacts in India by Glenn Davis Stone, a Washington University in St. Louis anthropologist, in the journal Nature Plants. Bt cotton, […]

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Survey finds consumers still concerned about safety of GM foods

A recent poll found that 52 percent of United Kingdom consumers would be less likely to eat a food if they knew it was genetically modified. Forty-four percent of the 1,139 respondents characterized their perception of GM foods as “negative” or “extremely negative.” Northern Connectors, a supplier of industrial components, conducted the survey. Overall, the […]

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China seeks public opinion on GMO corn, soybean approval, gets an earful

Proposed approvals of a genetically modified soybean and two GM corn varieties for domestic production in China have generated negative reactions among the Chinese public. China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) recently said it plans to approve the GM crops for domestic production in a move to commercializing GM grain production in the […]

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EU scientists: New genetic modification techniques and their products pose risks that need to be assessed

Gene editing and RNA interference are powerful new genetic engineering techniques with no history of safe use and when these techniques are applied to living organisms, they should be regulated in the same way as other genetic modification (GM) techniques. That is the opinion of the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility […]

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GMO Free USA launches survey to assess safety of Impossible Burger

Following reports of adverse health reactions from people consuming Impossible Foods’ plant-based Impossible Burger, the non-profit GMO Free USA is collecting data via a public health survey. It is urging individuals who have experienced mild to severe digestive or other health reactions after eating the Impossible Burger or other Impossible Foods products to participate. The […]

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