Why are consumers so reluctant to embrace genetically modified foods? A new study suggests agricultural biotech companies are failing to show consumers a personal benefit to buying GM foods.
New research pinpoints the genes that could counteract decades of bland breeding.
Lawmakers reach a deal on national labeling rules for foods that contain GMOs, but if passed, it won’t give consumers what research has shown consumers want.
The Senate has just reached an agreement for a national system to label foods with genetically modified ingredients. What do consumers actually want from GM food labeling?
Ensuring the next 10 billion people are fed fairly will require a radical restructuring of global agri-tech.
Advocates have argued for years about whether genetically engineered crops are safe to grow and eat. Plant pathologist and geneticist Pamela Ronald calls for a more nuanced discussion.
Are genetically engineered crops safe for human health and the environment? A new report says yes but points out problems and regulatory gaps. Three members of the study panel offer their takeaways.
Everything from domesticated carrots to glow-in-the-dark tobacco fits somewhere on the spectrum. ‘Banning GM’ isn’t a simple yes-no decision.
The concerns about genetically modified foods are well known. But when we look at population and climate projections, what happens if we don’t use them to increase our food supply?
Monsanto an other biotech companies got caught short in the 1990s. But since then, the GM argument has been moving in their direction.
Scientists are developing GM crops that don’t need pesticides and other chemicals to help them grow. Isn’t that what organic farmers want too?
Since the heyday of retail bans on products containing genetically modified ingredients 15 years ago, the tide has been heading in the other direction.
What explains the huge gap between US and European consumers on GMO foods? A short history helps explain.
New research is looking at obtaining precious omega-3 from GM crops – just as the Scottish government announced a ban.