A U.N. report has noted that 795 million people were hungry in the year 2014. That’s a mind-boggling number. But in fact it’s 200 million lower than the estimated 1 billion hungry people in 1990

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Some scientists are hoping to overcome objections to genetically modified organisms by reintroducing into plants genes that had long ago been bred out of them

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May 21, 2015

Seven Projects to Make Progress on Ethics and Global Food Security in Five Years

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced in a letter to his staff (dated May 1) that the agency’s Agricultural Marketing Service is developing a verification program for food products containing genetically modified ingredients

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Natural GMO?

May 5, 2015

The first genetically modified crop wasn’t made by a megacorporation. Or a college scientist trying to design a more durable tomato. Nope. Nature did it — at least 8,000 years ago

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When Bruce Hodgins went to the doctor for a checkup in Sioux City, Iowa, he was asked to complete a lengthy survey to gauge his health risks. In return for filling it out, he saved a $10 monthly premium for his Medicaid coverage

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Michael Pollan: “It isn’t every day that the definition of a common English word that is ubiquitous in common parlance is challenged in federal court, but that is precisely what has happened with the word ‘natural.'”

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Religious leaders and scientists gather to discuss moral implications of global warming as Pope drafts key letter

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