Category Archives: Biotechnolog/GM agriculture

Is the movie Food Evolution propaganda? Yes. But wait, there’s more.

Last month, I was one of the signers of an open letter about the movie Food Evolution, and how it was not an adequate representation of the debates around GM (Genetically-Modified) crops. And boy has that letter provoked a reaction! A … Continue reading

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Agroecosystem study implies Genetic Modification neither Helpful nor Necessary for Yield Gains and Sustainability

Wow. This seems likely to cause a long-term stir, and I’m quite sure vociferous critiques from many quarters (though likely mostly from the usual suspects). University of Canterbury Professor Jack Heinemann and his team have found that …Relative to other … Continue reading

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Glenn Davis Stone on GMO Myths

Originally posted on fieldquestions:
When you hear about “Myths About GMO’s” you can usually expect a polemic from an activist.  It may be an anti-GMO activist debunking myths like “GMO’s can help feed the world” or a pro-GMO activist debunking…

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Originally posted on fieldquestions:
Last week British anti-GMO activist Mark Lynas took to the podium at a conference to apologize (or apologise) for having spent years “ripping up GMO’s.” Now he has decided that Genetically Modified Organisms are “an important…

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GDStone awesomes up some analysis.

Originally posted on fieldquestions:
The dust has not settled after India’s decision not to approve its first genetically modified food crop.  In fact it has just been kicked up again today, with the prime minister accusing foreign NGO’s of meddling…

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More of GDStone being awesome

Originally posted on fieldquestions:
The Myriad case – with its embedded nuclear bomb that would abolish most gene patents in the US – has been languishing on the Supreme Court’s desk ever since last year. The Supremes hadn’t accepted the…

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