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December 17, 2016
Few could have predicted the impact that events in 2016 would have on ethical consumerism. Clean labelling was undoubtedly the hot topic of the year. Within this, there have been a multitude of developments; however, none were as prevalent and divisive as the struggle to make GMO labelling in the US a mandated reality. Meanwhile, in […]
December 3, 2015
http://traffic.libsyn.com/euromonitor/first-gmo-animal-fda-euromonitor.mp3 In mid-November 2015, the FDA in the United States approved the first genetically modified animal for human consumption when a genetically modified salmon achieved regulatory status. The announcement was met with an almost immediate uproar from opponents of genetic modification. In America, genetic modification is generally concentrated within the realm of cash crops such […]
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December 1, 2015
Should US states be allowed label and regulate GMO food? That’s the billion dollar question. The on-going debate is a divisive one, undermined by political point-scoring and unsubstantiated opinion lacking scientifically based foundations.
August 26, 2014
Dutch researchers have found a way to identify plant genes that are involved in resistance to certain insects. While this development has some potential to undermine pest control sales, it may boost the horticulture segment if consumers can be convinced to pay more for pest-resistant seeds. In Search of the Right Stuff Researchers at Wageningen […]
February 14, 2014
In recent years, growing numbers of studies and reports have claimed to prove that organically grown foods are no better for you than conventional produce. Since there are colliding interests at work, it is difficult to find an informed and non-ideological debate about the health and environmental benefits of organic and GM foods. A study […]

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