GMOs

Food

What's in a label? Not much, if it says 'all natural'

GMO labeling is a big issue, but it's not the only hard choice that regulatory agencies face. Food companies can also lobby for terms like "all natural" and other seemingly health-related statements to go on labels, but their scientific value isn't clear.

Science

Why the term GMO is 'scientifically meaningless'

Genetically modified crops are a big part of both our food supply and our debates about health and safety. But some scientists and observers argue those debates are getting the science of GMOs wrong, and grouping together crops that don't belong in the same argument.

Environment

Are GMOs really behind India's farming success?

Genetically modified crops are controversial in the United States, and they're no less contentious in other parts of the world. In places like India, companies like Monsanto say their GMO crops have boosted agriculture and can help solve nutrition problems, but critics say those claims are wrong.

Business

GMO lobbying is a booming business as labeling laws increase

The battle over labeling GMO foods has prompted food companies to pour $27 million into lobbying efforts — just in the last six months. With a lawsuit arguing that Vermont's GMO labeling law is unconstitutional and fights to stop labeling initiatives in other states, the big food lobbying push is likely to keep growing.

Science

Why the term GMO is 'scientifically meaningless'

Genetically modified crops are a big part of both our food supply and our debates about health and safety. But some scientists and observers argue those debates are getting the science of GMOs wrong, and grouping together crops that don't belong in the same argument.

Environment

Are GMOs really behind India's farming success?

Genetically modified crops are controversial in the United States, and they're no less contentious in other parts of the world. In places like India, companies like Monsanto say their GMO crops have boosted agriculture and can help solve nutrition problems, but critics say those claims are wrong.

Business

GMO lobbying is a booming business as labeling laws increase

The battle over labeling GMO foods has prompted food companies to pour $27 million into lobbying efforts — just in the last six months. With a lawsuit arguing that Vermont's GMO labeling law is unconstitutional and fights to stop labeling initiatives in other states, the big food lobbying push is likely to keep growing.

Food

What's in a label? Not much, if it says 'all natural'

GMO labeling is a big issue, but it's not the only hard choice that regulatory agencies face. Food companies can also lobby for terms like "all natural" and other seemingly health-related statements to go on labels, but their scientific value isn't clear.