Scientists Supporting the Consensus Thinking Regarding GMOs
- Dr. Ken Folta
- Dr. Martina Newell McGloughlin
- Dr. Pamela Arnold
- Dr. Alan McHughen, a plant molecular geneticist at U.C. Riverside
- Dr. Cami Ryan
Anti-GMO Activist Kooks
- Jeffrey Smith (and his Institute for Responsible Technology)
- Vandana Shiva
- Gary Null (producer of Seeds of Death)
- Dr Ray Seidler
David Williams,a cellular biologist Williams concedes that he is among a tiny minority of biologists raising sharp questions about the safety of GM crops. But he says this is only because the field of plant molecular biology is protecting its interests.
- David Schubert, an Alzheimer’s researcher who heads the Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, Calif.
- The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER)
Kniegel Holmes of Nodes of Science has published a good list of the usual suspect Anti-GMO personalities in the the GMO debate developed by by Richard Green & Marc Brazeau linked to below (i.e Gilles-Éric Séralini, Charles Benbrook, Judy Carman, Stephanie Seneff & Anthony Samsel, Vandana Shiva, David Suzuki, Don Huber, Theirry Vrain and of course Jeffery Smith)
Skepti-Forum members Are you interested in writing about a science related topic? Then check out our information on becoming a guest writer . Richard Green and To sum up: Marc Brazeau have brought together prominent critics of genetically engineered crops to quickly highlight how these pillars of the anti-GMO movement all seem to have feet of clay.
Blog Articles I’ve Written Or Collected On Agriculture & GMOs
One of the biggest misconceptions about genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, is that they’re unnatural—the product of modern science and technology that has gone “too far.” Nothing could be further from the truth....
Nature busts anti-GMO myth: Gene swapping among plants, insects common occurence | Genetic Literacy Project
The FarmBabe on FaceBook wrote: Nothing we eat now exists in nature. Whether a label says GMO, non-GMO, or organic, virtually everything we eat has had their genes modified by humans. Everything.
Does this fit in with your preconceived notions of farming? Probably not. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/25/opinion/sunday/why-industrial-farms-are-good-for-the-environment.html?_r=0
If you care about the future of our planet, here’s why you should support GMOs | Genetic Literacy Project
Genetically modified mosquitoes could wipe out the world’s most deadly viruses. If we let them. | Fusion
As a life long suburbanite up until a couple of years ago I had this whole story in my head about how factory farms were taking over and stomping out family farms all access the county. A few years ago I decided to dig in and do a deep dive in to how I came to think...
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/15/business/dealbook/monsanto-bayer-deal.html The author of the Motherboard article Kaleigh Rogers, writes that we need to be concerned because "The $66 billion merger is the largest this year, and means Bayer now controls more than a...
Michelle Miller who blogs as Farm Babe and can also be followed as FarmBade on Facebook too writes about all the big money behind the anti-GMO movement. http://www.agdaily.com/features/farm-babe-fat-lies-fatter-wallets-anti-gmo-lobbyists/
Despite complaints with how last nights NBC Commander-in-Chief Forum was moderated by a limp ineffectual Matt Lauer I still think it was a good thing and should be an important part of future Presidential races. But that said, SHOULDN'T WE ALSO HAVE A SCIENCE FORUM...
From the article: Seeds were given to farmers who, by many accounts, are thrilled with the results. Brinjal is a staple in the region. Typically a farmer might expect 40% of their crop to be lost to pest damage. They have to spray heavy doses of insecticide 140-180...
Just like Bill Nye a couple of years ago I thought GMO foods posed some kind of danger but then one day I realized I didn't really know why I thought that way. I didn't know what, if any, science I was using to back up that thinking. As I began to look into what the...
Opinion: GMOs Are Not “Frankenfoods” | The-Scientist.com http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/46908/title/Opinion--GMOs-Are-Not--Frankenfoods-/ http://tinyurl.com/gpamzgx
We very definitely need another agricultural green revolturalion to help stave off the disastrous problems that are approching us as the earth continues to heat up, water becomes more scarce, and the population continues to grow and grow and grow. From the article:...
I follow Michelle Miller aka the "Farm Babe" on FaceBook and find her to be a great resource for cutting through the bullshit so many of us read or hear and let influence us about food labeling....
In honor of Earth Day: why we switched to GMO sugar beets. Left side 100 oz/acre 6x per year. Right side 30 oz once. pic.twitter.com/ZBLJ9MQ7ya— stephanie rovey (@AGinOREGON) April 23, 2016
"...While I think we [the pro-science advocates] have made tremendous progress getting the word out and changing the conversation on GMOs, now is not the time to lessen our efforts. There is still a billion dollar organic industry with its sights on GMOs. Public...
Grow your own by all means, but don’t dream that self-sufficiency is the answer | Corinna Hawkes | The Guardian
https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2016/07/29/obama-signs-gmo-labeling-bill-law/ Obama Signs Bill Requiring Labeling of GMO Foods - The New York Times Obama signs bill requiring labeling of GMO foods - The Washington Post Obama Signs Bill Mandating GMO Labeling -...
I don't know if I would say "Reasons to Avoid" but certainly, the reason so many people have for going organic are bogus and scientifically untrue. http://welovegv.com/10-reasons-to-avoid-organic/
Fitness and health expert: 10 science-based reasons why I’m thankful for GMOs | Genetic Literacy Project
Dear anti-glyphosate campaigners: *all* other herbicides are worse, & farmers won't pull weeds by hand: https://t.co/tLZv2za4Ui — Mark Lynas (@mark_lynas) June 7, 2016
This is now an older video (first published on Jun 9, 2014 ) but it's still a good one.
All the way back on September 5th, 2014 I created a post here entitled I’m in Another Heated Discussion Regarding GMOs on FaceBook and another on August 7th 2014 A FaceBook discussion regarding GMOs Thursday August 7th 2014 to share those discussions publicly and I...
Anti-GMO? Follow the Money - The Farmer's Daughter USA http://www.thefarmersdaughterusa.com/2013/07/anti-gmo-follow-money.html Six consequences for consumers of labeling GMOs | Genetic Literacy Project Anti-GMO activists brandish disputed Stone-Glover Golden Rice...
With the first mandatory "GMO" food labeling law having just gone into effect in Vermont some may think this article is dated but if the conversation about national labeling continues what Anastasia Bodnar writes about is tremendously important....
I am not a big fan of Bjørn Lomborg and I think articles about him on Real Climate and DeSmogBlog are important to read but I find him pretty much on target with regard to organic food in this op-ed he has penned for The Telegraph....
I've decided to write a series of posts that present how I form my current opinion and thinking on why Monsanto Is NOT Evil like so many people out there without any real evidence for their opinion, like to portray them. This is the first post in the series of what I...
No, Roundup does not cause cancer James Cooper is the author of 19 books and over 1000 columns for Examiner. His most recent book is Food Myths debunked.. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Ohio State University and is a graduate of Oberlin College. And you can...
Via Tara C. Smith... This is a great explainer on the science behind genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). They have a bad reputation, but they're scientifically little different from the selective breeding or random mutations that have been employed for decades or...
It's a little bit old now but still well worth revisiting.... "Why is anyone fighting food advance? A very small percentage of the world's population is fortunate enough to have the luxury of turning down food. The rest of the world spends most of its time trying to...
Reading And Re-Reading Of Articles About Biotechnology & Agriculture... Judge gene-edited crops by what they do, not how they are made | New Scientist Judge gene-edited crops by what they do, not how they are made Are GMOs safe? Yes. The case against them is full...
"...Our obsession with local foods doesn't match up with its claims - it isn't necessarily better for the environment, consumers, or even very realistic." — The Framers Daughter (on FaceBook) The Inefficiency of Local Food - Freakonomics [hr] And a contrasting...
A good analogous story that uses the Dog—Chocolate—Human relationship to explain why Insect—Bt Corn—Humans is nothing to be concerned about or fearful of. My Dog, Chocolate, and Bt Sweet Corn - The Farmer's Daughter USA
A Catalog of Information on GMOs, Monsanto, and Related Topics - Inside the Mind of Michael Kovich