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Gene editing for fresher fruit, leaner pigs

by Dan Gorenstein Mar 28, 2018
But … do we even want that?

After decades of wariness, China to grow GMOs

by Annie Baxter Aug 11, 2016
The country will push to commercialize genetically modified corn and soybeans.
Farmers sow corn seeds with a grain drill at a field in Chiping County, in east China's Shandong province.
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Sugar beet growers don't understand GMO worries

by Annie Baxter Aug 2, 2016
Big food manufacturers like Hershey's are saying they will start using non-GMO cane sugar instead of beet sugar.
Farmer Bill Hejl in Amenia, North Dakota says switching to genetically modified sugar beets has lowered his overall herbicide use and his carbon footprint, as he has to run machinery over his fields less often to manage weeds.
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Reluctantly, more major food brands take up GMO labeling

by Tony Wagner Mar 24, 2016
A Vermont law becomes a defacto federal requirement.
A Safeway customer shops for milk at a Safeway 'Lifestyle' store July 18, 2007 in Livermore, California. 
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Salmon first GMO animal OK'd for sale

by Mitchell Hartman Nov 23, 2015
A Massachusetts bio-agriculture firm can now market its fast-growing GMO salmon, without special labeling.

Modified wheat creates more questions than answers for Northwest farmers

by Kai Ryssdal May 30, 2013
Wheat farmers in the Pacific Northwest wait for more news on unapproved genetically engineered wheat discovered in Oregon.

Monsanto: The behemoth that controls 90 percent of soybean production

by Scott Tong May 13, 2013
The Supreme Court ruling protects a company that controls 90 percent of the expanding soybean production in the U.S. and Latin America; what has followed from Monsanto’s dominance?

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Drought helps DuPont rake in profits

by Noel King Apr 23, 2013
DuPont Chemical is primarily known for products like paint pigment, but the sale of drought-resistant seeds is boosting the company's earnings.
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Prop. 37 in California may require labels on some GMO foods

by Adriene Hill Oct 19, 2012
There's a California proposition that could change packaging requirements for some foods. If it passes, it'll require labels on some foods made with genetically engineered ingredients. What's at stake for the food business and consumers?

A food fight over the label 'genetically engineered'

by Adriene Hill Oct 17, 2012
A California ballot initiative would require labels on foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients. Food makers and producers of genetically modified seeds say the crops are safe and labels will only frighten consumers.