GMOs

Writing at Reason, Ron Bailey dissects some worrying trends and then highlights some insight on cancer which, I am proud to say, came from us.
People tend to fear what they don't understand, and cannot control. And that adds to the apprehension people have when evaluating the safety of food produced using genetically modified organisms. But added safety may be found in a new concept: a biologically-engineered "kill switch" for GM microbes.
At long last, the FDA approved biotech salmon, AquaAdvantage, which is bred to grow to twice the size of other fish. But in contrast to every scientific study and advisory, the editorial board of The New York Times writes that the genetically-modified fish should be labelled. We take issue with that position.
All of today's domestic turkeys -- even the ones labeled organic -- are actually of the GMO variety. Years of artificial selection by optimizing genetic traits have made the genome of the turkey we eat significantly different than the genome of those found in the wild. Therefore, unless you shot yours in the woods, the turkey heading to your table is not "natural."
Taco Bell will join other fast food companies in the movement towards cage-free eggs, but what does this label really mean?
Genetically modified salmon has finally gotten approval from the FDA, making it the first GM animal in the United States to be cleared for human consumption. But what does it mean for you? A whole lot more sustainable, locally-grown fish.
When food is a values issue, it becomes bigger than science.
Anti-science people are really organized. Come and behold as one glowingly reviews another while pretending to be objective.
Anti-science activists understand literature as a little as they understand genetics: Frankenstein's monster was a hybrid, not a GMO.
It's easy to think Hollywood is anti-science but Bradley Cooper is defying the stereotype.
The genome editing technique known as CRISPR-Cas9 is changing many fields in biology with its precision and simplicity. Here's what you need to know.
Students with peanut allergies have forced many schools to ban these nuts. However, scientists are working on a solution: trying to create a peanut without the allergenic proteins. They report they are close to a finished product, but regulatory questions abound as the definition of "GMO" is examined.