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Colorado's GMO labeling ballot initiative: The cases for and against

Colorado's GMO labeling ballot initiative: The cases for and against | Genetically-modified Food and Animals | Scoop.it
Colorado voters are set to decide if they want most foods sold in grocery stores to be labeled if they contain genetically modified ingredients.
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Reason: people should know when they are eating GM foods

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The Debate About GMO Safety Is Over, Thanks To A New Trillion-Meal Study

The Debate About GMO Safety Is Over, Thanks To A New Trillion-Meal Study | Genetically-modified Food and Animals | Scoop.it
Visit almost any anti-GMO website and you will find alarming headlines about the alleged dangers of GMO foods. They kill pigs, cows and sheep on farms and in lab studies! Humans are next! "Monsanto’s GMO Feed Creates Horrific Physical Ailments in Animals," screams a typical article, in AlterNet, a popular anti-GMO site. It [...]
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Owen Paterson Says Genetically Modified Food Saving Lives, Slams Wicked ... - Huffington Post UK

Owen Paterson Says Genetically Modified Food Saving Lives, Slams Wicked ... - Huffington Post UK | Genetically-modified Food and Animals | Scoop.it
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Food Supply Under Strain on a Warming Planet

Food Supply Under Strain on a Warming Planet | Genetically-modified Food and Animals | Scoop.it

ORAs global warming puts stresses on farmers feeding a growing world population, financing to develop new crop varieties and new techniques has been slow to materialize.

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Reason: need more food

Reason: can make crops more resistant to drought and pests

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Study says genetically modified corn causes tumors, but other scientists ... - CBS News

Study says genetically modified corn causes tumors, but other scientists ... - CBS News | Genetically-modified Food and Animals | Scoop.it
CBS NewsStudy says genetically modified corn causes tumors, but other scientists ...CBS News19 in Food and Chemical Toxicology, revealed that mice who were fed either a diet of Monsanto's genetically modified maize sprayed with Roundup - the company's...
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Reason: could be dangerous

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Do You Want To Know If Your Food Has Genetically Modified Ingredients? – The Consumerist

Do You Want To Know If Your Food Has Genetically Modified Ingredients? – The Consumerist | Genetically-modified Food and Animals | Scoop.it
RT @consumerist: Do You Want To Know If Your Food Has Genetically Modified Ingredients?
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'Superweeds' Sprout Farmland Controversy Over GMOs - NBC News

'Superweeds' Sprout Farmland Controversy Over GMOs - NBC News | Genetically-modified Food and Animals | Scoop.it
First came "Frankenfood." Now we've got "superweeds."No, they aren't a new, more powerful strain of marijuana. The rise in these so-calle...
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GMOs Are Nothing to Fear

GMOs Are Nothing to Fear | Genetically-modified Food and Animals | Scoop.it
Genetic modification is a safe and effective way to make America’s crops resilient.
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Investigadores italianos defienden que nunca ha habido ni un solo estudio científico creíble mostrando OGM pueda tener efectos nocivos sobre los seres humanos.

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Study ties GMO corn, soybeans to butterfly losses

Study ties GMO corn, soybeans to butterfly losses | Genetically-modified Food and Animals | Scoop.it
Genetically engineered corn and soybeans make it easy for farmers to eradicate weeds, including the long-lived and unruly milkweed...
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Bill Would Require Labels On Genetically Modified Food - Courant ...

Bill Would Require Labels On Genetically Modified Food - Courant ... | Genetically-modified Food and Animals | Scoop.it
The Connecticut legislature's environment committee is considering a bill that would require all genetically engineered foods to be labeled and also to create "best practices for GMO farming."...
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GM 'just a scientific tool to help grow food' - Stuff.co.nz

GM 'just a scientific tool to help grow food'Stuff.co.nzForbidding the use of genetically modified (GM) products is a crime against humanity, says Federated Farmers vice-president William Rolleston.
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