Tag Archives: genetically engineered sweet corn

A Dearth of Life-Long Animal Studies of GE Foods

I’ve been corresponding with individual email-writers and I’ll occasionally post versions of my responses here because they tend to touch upon multiple issues related to genetically engineered (GE) crops in one piece (whereas I usually focus on fewer issues in … 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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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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Genetically Engineered Foods in the U.S. that have been Labeled: A Very Short List

The genetically engineered (GE) sweet corn varieties that Monsanto hopes to sell to American farmers this fall apparently will not be the first GE sweet corn to show up in the produce sections of U.S. grocery stores.  According to Monsanto’s … Continue reading

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