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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Many people have strong opinions about genetically modified plants, also known as genetically modified organisms or GMOs. But sometimes there’s confusion around what it means to be a GMO. It also may be much more sensible to judge a plant by its specific traits rather than the way it was produced – GMO or not

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The issues surrounding GMOs have never been simple. They became more complicated last week when an international agency declared that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the widely used herbicide Roundup, probably causes cancer in humans. Two insecticides, malathion and diazinon, were also classified as “probable” carcinogens by the agency, a respected arm of the WHO

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Can recently approved GMO ‘Arctic Apples’ deliver on their promise of more nutrition with less food wastage?

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In this bite-size community near Key West, like so many other mosquito-plagued spots up and down the Florida Keys, residents long ago made peace with insecticides dropped into town by planes or rumbling by on trucks. Cans of Off are offered at outdoor parties. Patio screens are greeted with relief

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