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Golden Rice: Of Good Intentions, Insertional Mutants, Human Error, and the Need for Better Regulation of GMOs

After learning that the genetically engineered (GE) Golden Rice “event” being bred into varieties of rice favored by Indian farmers turned out to have a mutation—a mutation created as a result of the genetic engineering process itself (you can check … Continue reading

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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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Learn Lessons from Biotech Mistakes Rather than Repeat Them

Twenty years ago, before genetically engineered (GE) foods were commercially available, one of the big concerns environmentalists had about the use of this biotechnology was that it would lead to “superweeds.”  Their concern stemmed from biotech products in the industrial … Continue reading

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