Yet another prominent anti-GMO advocate has come forward to publicly announce that he has reassessed his opinion on GMOs. Earlier this year, the co-founder of Greenpeace, Dr. Patrick Moore, did likewise, calling the campaign against genetic science baseless. Following shortly thereafter was Mark Lynas, who penned a New York Times op-ed titled How I Got Converted to GMO food this past
We ve written about GM apples that resist browning and GM potatoes with decreased production of acrylamide and increased resistance to disease. And now, a new wave of GM foods is on the way this time designed to appeal to consumers with added health benefits. Companies developing these new products hope that they will be able to win over skeptical or health-conscious consumers.
Despite a plethora of studies over the past two decades providing evidence that GMO (also known as genetically-engineered or biotech) foods are just as safe as conventional foods, along with confirmation from American Association for the Advancement of Science, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the United States Department of
All over the news today is the anti-Ebola drug ZMAPP (which hasn t even been proven to work), and the difficulties in making large quantities of it. ACSH s Dr. Bloom comments, The good news is that since 52 percent of the people in the US think GM foods are unsafe, Mapp Biopharmaceutical, the maker of the drug should really only need to make half as much. Why is this? Let s take a look at how ZMAPP is made.
Scientists have now unraveled and published the genome of a variety of coffee plant called Coffee canephora, which comprises about 30 percent of the world s coffee production.
An editorial which appeared in The Independent this week must be commended for hitting the nail on the head in discussing the reasons why GM technology has not yet taken hold in the areas where it is needed