GMOs and Patents: Part 3 – Lawsuits for inadvertent contamination

This is the third and final post in a series examining the topic of GMOs and patents. The first post provided an overview on the topic of patents and described the concept of “terminator genes”. The second post examined lawsuits against farmers…

A look at GMO policies in different nations

In the debate surrounding GMOs, a statement that is often made is that many countries have banned transgenic crops, which suggests that they are not safe. Here's an example from the Non-GMO Project's website: "Most developed nations do not consider GMOs…

The day I unwittingly became a pro-science activist

Written by Jeff Fountain Early this September I attended the National Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa.  It’s an event that’s centered around the pure food movement, heirloom vegetables, and anti-GMO activism.  The speakers included Joseph Mercola, Jeffrey Smith, Andrew Kimbrell,…

Are Neonicotinoids the Sole Factor Responsible for Colony Collapse Disorder?

A recent paper published in The Bulletin of Insectology claiming that neonicotinoids are the sole cause of CCD has been circulating in the media. The author, Chensheng Lu, has a history of doing research that makes spurious claims about the…