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February 22, 2016



School Gardens Then/Now, Rapini, Argentina’s Locust Problem

Rose Hayden-Smith says growing food is an act of patriotism. Broccoli raab, the Italian way. Wild rice pancakes. And, locusts destroy pastures in Argentina.

February 18, 2016


Currant tomatoes, a wild variety of the cultivated version, hang on a vine.

Study Finds Wild Tomatoes Are More Resistant To Pests

A new study has found that commercial tomatoes lack pest-repelling traits still found in wild varieties.

February 12, 2016


New Hampshire's Statehouse

GMO Label Law Falls Short In New Hampshire

New Hampshire's House voted down a GMO labeling law this week, while a House committee in Rhode Island held a hearing on similar measures.

February 4, 2016


Salmon swimming upstream

U.S. Temporarily Bans Import Of GE Salmon

The FDA has blocked the import of genetically modified salmon until the agency publishes final label guidelines.

January 29, 2016


A pile of snow adorns the home of Maine's state legislature

Maine Mulls Standalone GMO Label Law

Lawmakers in Maine want to remove a provision in the state's GMO label law that makes it dependent on passage of similar laws in other states.

January 28, 2016


bowl of apples

New GMO Apple Could Hit Shelves Soon

Almost a year after the first two genetically modified varieties of non-browning apples were approved for market, a new Fuji variety could join them.

January 11, 2016


Campbell Soup Headquarters

Campbell’s Announces Support For Mandatory GMO Labeling

In a victory for pro-labeling supporters, Campbell Soup Company announced it supports mandatory labeling of GMOs.

January 11, 2016


ear of corn

TPP Could Mean More Global Trade Of GMOs

TPP would make it harder for countries to prevent GMOs from entering their markets if they’re already approved in the U.S.

January 5, 2016


wheat floret

Wheat Struggling To Keep Up With Corn, Soybean Technology

Seed companies have poured billions into biotech soybeans and corn that raises more grain with less water. Now, there’s a push to grow wheat research.

December 13, 2015


Ears of corn hang on stalks

Chinese Company Eyes US GMO Market

With restrictions on GMO crops in China, a Beijing biotech firm is looking to test products for market in the United States.

December 2, 2015


Andrew Scaboo and Tony Stafford

University-Made Roundup Ready Seeds Ready For Market

Imagine your fancy multi-vitamin goes generic. Then the local university adds in extra vitamins that are particularly important for people living in your area.

November 19, 2015


atlantic salmon

Genetically Engineered Salmon Cleared For Human Consumption

The FDA made the announcement today, although it will likely be a while before the "frankenfish" hit supermarket shelves.

October 8, 2015


Romania Corn

GMOs In Europe: Who Opted Out And Who’s All In

The October 3 deadline for EU member nations to opt out of GMOs has come and gone, with 19 nations saying no to cultivation within their borders.

September 3, 2015


making chipotle burrito bowl

Lawsuit Alleges Chipotle’s GMO-Free Campaign Is Deceptive

A new class-action lawsuit alleges Chipotle's "G-M-Over It" campaign's marketing claims don't hold up.

August 26, 2015


German field

Germany Begins GMO Ban; Scotland Urged To Rethink Ban

European Union nations have until October 3 to declare if they want to opt out of future genetically modified crops.

August 6, 2015


okra and tomatoes

Panzanella Salad, Okra, Urban Farms And The Feel Of A City

Jennifer Cockrall-King researches urban farms around the world. Nikki Wooten works at a farm in the city. Then, Daniel Orr makes salads with old bread and okra.

August 5, 2015


Monsanto research campus

Monsanto Sets Off A Corporate ‘Feeding Frenzy’

In the past few years, Monsanto has purchased weather analysis companies and big data firms. The company now wants to buy the Swiss chemical company, Syngenta.

August 3, 2015


GMO event

GMO Labeling Becomes A ‘Proxy’ For Consumer Preferences

The fight over food containing genetically modified ingredients is at a fever pitch. It includes a little science, lots of money and a food system under fire.

July 23, 2015



House Passes Bill To Block GMO Labeling

A bill that would usurp states' abilities to create mandatory GMO labeling within their borders has passed the House.

July 20, 2015


soybean plants

Farmers Watch As Scientists Weigh In On Common Herbicides

Farmers fighting herbicide-resistant weeds will likely look to spray more chemicals. Researchers are trying to determine which herbicides could cause cancer.

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