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May
20

By Paul Schickler Agri-Pulse It’s hard to look at the global food situation and not feel overwhelmed. World population is expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, requiring us to boost food production by a whopping 50 percent over the next several decades. On top of that, we expect more than 3 billion additional people… read more

May
7

The Wall Street Journal By Pamela G. Bailey Chipotle made headlines last week after the company’s dubious decision to remove genetically modified ingredients from the food at its 1,800 stores. Less noticed was a federal judge’s decision in Vermont that could wreak havoc on the national food supply and allow anti-GMO pseudoscience to be enshrined in… read more

Apr
24

Conventional eggplant farmers in Bangladesh are forced to spray their crops as many as 140 times during the growing season, and pesticide poisoning is a chronic health problem in rural areas. But because Bt brinjal is a hated G.M.O., or genetically modified organism, it is Public Enemy No.1 to environmental groups everywhere. The stakes are… read more

Apr
20

The Washington congressional delegation should support Congressman Mike Pompeo’s Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. The lack of federal action in past years has spurred states to create their own mandatory labeling standards. However, the federal government is the proper place for this regulation because consumers deserve to have accurate and reliable food labels in… read more

Apr
18

Last November, Coloradans overwhelmingly rejected a measure that would’ve mandated labeling of Colorado foods containing genetically modified (GMO) ingredients — understanding these laws would hurt local families, farmers and small businesses by increasing food prices and consumer confusion, and also contribute to a complicated patchwork of state labeling rules. Although Colorado voters made the common-sense… read more

Apr
17

Eighty-eight percent of scientists polled by the Pew Research Center in January said genetically modified food is generally safe to eat. Only 37 percent of the public shared that view. The movement to require genetically modified food products to be labeled both reflects and exploits this divergence between informed opinion and popular anxiety. Mandated labeling… read more

Mar
2

In public communication, facts matter. Ward Degler’s opinion piece in the February 24th issue of The Current provided some grossly inaccurate information on genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. As the granddaughter and niece of Boone County farmers, please let me set the record straight. Biotechnology in plant agriculture is the process of intentionally making a… read more

Feb
19

At first blush, it sounds like a good idea: require the labeling of genetically engineered foods so that consumers can make informed choices about what they eat. Yet such a law, proposed by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and other senators, simply caters to unjustified worries and makes no sense scientifically. Genetically modified food isn’t new.… read more

Jan
9

Activists pushing for mandated labeling of genetically modified (GM) foods are really pushing a disingenuous political agenda that will be both confusing and costly for consumers. For years, these activists have tried to insinuate there might be something risky about GM foods. However, the scientific consensus — built around countless studies and 7 trillion meals… read more

Jan
6

Today, about one-in-eight people across the world do not have enough food to eat. Addressing this problem of food insecurity today is daunting, and it will become even more so in the future as we face a projected increase of the world’s population to 9 billion by 2050. In the United States, almost 50 million… read more

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We are a broad-based coalition representing the entire American agriculture food supply chain – from farm to fork. We are committed to increasing the public’s understanding about the science and safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and advocating for science-based policies that keep food affordable for every American.

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