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Nobels’ challenge Greenpeace over GM – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on July 1st, 2016.

Over 100 Nobel laureates have signed their name to an open letter challenging Greenpeace to end its opposition to genetically modified food. The signatories urge Greenpeace to “recognize the findings of authoritative scientific bodies and regulatory agencies, and abandon their campaign against ‘GMOs’ in general and Golden Rice in particular”. Golden Rice is a beta-carotene […]

Controversial GM study republished – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on June 25th, 2014.

A controversial retracted study on the toxicology of genetically modified corn and pesticide has been republished in a new journal. In 2012, a study was published in Food and Chemical Toxicology by Séralini et al. titled “Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize.” The authors of the study claimed […]

Gene-modified crops allow beneficial insects to thrive

John Kerr posted in on June 14th, 2012.

Cotton crops genetically modified to kill pests may also allow other insect populations to increase as they do not require broad-spectrum insecticides. A new study from China, published in Nature, has found that genetically modified cotton crops that produce  insecticidal proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) not only prevent crop damage from pests such […]

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