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Genetically Improved Foods

Background Since agriculture began over 10,000 years ago, humans have selected certain traits in crops as desirable and bred those traits into the next generations of foods. The latest…
Posted December 14, 2011 at4:54 pm

Foes of genetically improved foods go grant-shopping

Foundation money is the mother’s milk of the modern Nanny Culture. For instance, we’ve long known that anti-biotech activists get most of their funding from private foundations — names like…
Posted July 12, 2001 at12:00 am

Genetically Improved Foods Save Money And The Environment

Despite a steady supply of farcical protests, attendees of this week’s San Diego biotech conference heard good news about the benefits of food technology. Tuesday saw the release of preliminary…
Posted June 28, 2001 at12:00 am

Genetically Improved Foods Saving Lives

Scientists have discovered a way to genetically modify tomatoes and bananas to deliver the hepatitis B vaccine at less than one penny a dose. The development "will save hundreds of thousands of lives a year," predict the scientists. So tell us again why we shouldn't be genetically improving foods?
Posted September 8, 2000 at12:00 am

Canadians Support Genetically Improved Foods

A majority of Canadians (61 percent) tell government pollsters they welcome genetic improvements in food, saying the potential benefits are so great as to outweigh any theoretical downside.
Posted July 24, 2000 at12:00 am

Alar Style Attack On Genetically Improved Foods

Fenton Communications, the force behind the thoroughly debunked Alar apple scare, is now whipping up fear over genetically improved foods at the behest of the organic food industry. Twenty-two…
Posted July 19, 2000 at12:00 am

Science over Scaremongering on Improved Crops

The Los Angeles Times’ editorial board yesterday penned an opinion piece in support of genetically improved foods (GIFs) and against mandatory food labeling demanded by activists. We’re pleased to see the Times affirm the pro-science position it took…
Posted May 6, 2014 at2:43 pm

Whole Foods Marketing Off Unfounded Fear

Hippie-ish grocery chain (and $21.4 billion-dollar corporation) Whole Foods Market announced this week that it would no longer carry Chobani-brand yogurts, which are produced using milk produced…
Posted December 19, 2013 at6:23 pm

Oregon Re-Learns Truth about Genetically Improved Crops

With a ballot initiative that would mandate scientifically irrelevant labels on foods produced using genetically improved crops heading to defeat in Washington State, activists and organic-industry fronts like the…
Posted November 19, 2013 at12:32 pm

Learning to Love Biotech Foods

A 19th Century Austrian prince once said: “When France sneezes, Europe catches a cold.” Normally we’d like to see France holding a few dozen handkerchiefs to its nose, but yesterday…
Posted December 12, 2002 at12:00 am