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The Real Reason People Are Still So Confused About Genetically Modified Crops

Amid the clamour over genetically modified crops, there’s an underlying point that’s still being missed: nobody really knows what constitutes a genetically modified crop. Read More >>

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Should We Freak Out That a Common Weed Killer is “Probably Carcinogenic”?

Glyphosate, better known as Roundup, is a herbicide widely used to kill weeds, especially along with genetically modified crops engineered to be glyphosate-resistant. The World Health Organization today released an assessment calling the weedkiller "probably carcinogenic". But it's not as scary as it sounds. Read More >>

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Genetically Modified Orange Bananas are Anything but Standard

It's been nearly a decade in development, but a genetically modified breed of bananas that's designed to combat starvation will soon enter human testing. The bananas are rich in beta-carotene which turns into vitamin A in the body. For the children in Africa suffering from vitamin A deficiencies, this is a godsend. Also these bananas are orange. Read More >>

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Bugs Have Already Evolved Immunity to GMO Corn

Well that certainly didn't take very long. According to a study published Monday, the Western Corn Rootworm (actually a beetle larvae) has already developed a resistance to not one but two strains of genetically modified corn thanks to the over-reliance and improper implementation of the crops by farmers in Iowa. Read More >>

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How Tomatoes Could Curb Cancer in Italy

I lived in Italy for nearly 20 years, and it's difficult to imagine Italians tolerating anyone tampering with their precious tomato, the main ingredient in their all-important "gravy." But they seem to be ok with the newfangled "Realtomato" showing up in their caprese salads and margherita pizzas. Read More >>