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Unvetted GM mosquitoes soon to hover in Florida, Texas

Amid the coronavirus crisis, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently approved the release of millions of genetically engineered mosquitoes in Monroe County, Florida and Harris County, Texas. British company Oxitec chose the Florida Keys as its first test site for the modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that contain a gene that prevents female offspring from surviving. […]

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About half of U.S. adults are wary of health effects of genetically modified foods

Americans have mixed views about genetically modified foods (GMOs) and their implications for society, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center. About half of U.S. adults (51%) think GMOs are worse for people’s health than foods with no genetically modified ingredients, while 41% say GM foods have a neutral effect on health. Just […]

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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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