GMO. Latest news


  1. Viewpoint: Farmers not trapped into annually buying patented GMO seeds

    [There] is one myth that often gets used as a criticism against genetic engineered crops. This myth usually takes the form of “I’m not anti-GMO, but farmers always used to save seeds, and the GMO companies have made it so that nobody can do that, and thus everyone is forced to buy new seeds every season.” By framing this as though it were an indictment of GM seeds, this myth implies a false premise; namely, it presupposes that buying seeds every year was something that wasn’t already norma…
  2. Using Freedom of Information Act to target biotech scientists boomerangs against anti-GMO activists

    Almost two years ago I began submitting Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests on public professors that work with anti-GMO groups, the organic industry, or both. Until one such request was filed on [University of Florida plant scientist and biotechnology communicator] Professor Kevin Folta due to his outspoken criticism of the anti-GMO movement, I had never heard of FOIA. I quickly read horror stories about such requests being filed on professors who were researching evolution,…