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Twenty Years Ago Today Biotech Food was Commercially Launched

Today is the 20th anniversary of the first sales of the world’s first genetically engineered (GE), commercially available, whole food: the Flavr Savr™ tomato. High-end Flavr Savrs, dubbed “MacGregor’s®” tomatoes, available that day at the State Market IGA in Davis, … Continue reading

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Rebuttal to Statements Against SB 1381, The California GE Labeling Bill

Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) has introduced a bill, SB 1381, which would require genetically engineered (GE) foods in California’s retail grocery stores to be labeled starting in 2016. I’m in favor of this bill because, as stated in its … Continue reading

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How Slate.com botched a story about genetically modified food

A few days ago, Jon Entine posted a story on Slate.com reporting that Caitlin Shetterly’s feature in Elle magazine on genetically engineered (GE) corn (AKA genetically modified, or GM, corn) “just doesn’t withstand the critical scrutiny of science.” But Entine’s … Continue reading

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Should Monsanto be the Target?

As I read about the protests held against Monsanto worldwide recently, I found myself wondering: is Monsanto the appropriate target for these protests? I know there are reasons people are unhappy with Monsanto. One is that during California’s most recent … Continue reading

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The 411 on Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered Sweet Corn

Here’s a piece I wrote about Monsanto’s genetically engineered sweet corn that was posted on Tom Philpott’s Mother Jones blog earlier today: Genetically engineered (GE) sweet corn is being sold at a Walmart near you. And because that company has said it sees … Continue reading

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Op Ed on Prop 37 in The San Jose Mercury News

Here’s an op-ed piece I wrote that was published in The San Jose Mercury News earlier this week: I’m a molecular geneticist who helped commercialize the world’s first genetically engineered whole food. I wholeheartedly support providing Californians with information about whether … Continue reading

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Danny DeVito and Friends: Yes on 37 Video

Here’s a video about Prop 37 put together by Food & Water Watch’s campaign in favor of labeling GE foods. For more information on Food & Water Watch and Prop 37 visit: http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/yeson37.

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