110 Nobel Laureates to Greenpeace: Change Your Stance on GMOs

More than 100 Nobel Laureates are calling on Greenpeace to reconsider its opposition to GMOs. Yesterday, representatives of the group of Nobel Laureates, Sir Richard Roberts, Professor Martin Chalfie and Professor Randy Schekman held a press conference at the National Press Club to explain why…

Counting The Cost of the Anti-GMO Movement

Written by Steve Savage Last week, environmentalist Mark Lynas presented an articulate and painfully honest apology for his significant role in starting the anti-GMO movement in the 1990s.  He said that it was the most successful campaign in which he has ever…

Genetic Contamination May Not Mean What You Think It Means

Written by Steve Savage (This post originally appeared on Sustainablog on 8/1/11) In the debate about GMO crops, the "threat of genetic contamination" is often raised as a reason  to reject the technology.  Is this threat real?  Does it justify acts…

Way Too Much Angst About GMO Crops

Written by Steve Savage From what I read on various blogs and comment streams, there is way too much angst out there about GMO crops. Too much angst because every significant panel of scientists that has reviewed this technology has…

The Cost Of Precaution

Written by Steve Savage The graph above shows the relative production of these major US row crops comparing the years 1993-1995 (just prior to the introduction of biotechnology enhanced crops) and 2008-10 (the most recent available data which covers a…

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