What do you think of those never-brown GMO apples?

The first genetically engineered apple, altered so that when it is cut it doesn’t turn brown, is headed for grocery stores in the Midwest this month. Known as the Arctic Apple, a version of the popular Golden Delicious, is one of the first GMO products to be marketed directly to consumers, not at farmers.

“The […]

National GMO labeling bill signed into law

Soon all food packages sold in the U.S. will have to have the proper labeling if the product has been made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. This bill was signed into law by President Obama late last week and will requires most food packages to carry a text label, a symbol or an electronic […]

Report: GMOs are safe but are they effective?

According to a comprehensive new analysis by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, genetically engineered crops appear to be safe to eat and do not harm the environment. However, as stated in one article, it is somewhat unclear whether the technology has actually increased crop yields.

Released earlier this week, the report comes […]

Will genetically “edited” food be regulated? The case of the mushroom

If you snip a bit of DNA from a vegetable, but do not add any new genes, does that vegetable qualify as a genetically modified organism, or GMO?

It’s a hot question for government regulators, and it’s no longer theoretical, an article explains, as a researcher at Penn State University, has used a popular gene […]

Bill blocks states from requiring GMO labels on food

The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday and blocks any mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically engineered crops, also known as GMO foods. Instead, labeling of GMO foods and ingredients will now be on a voluntary basis.

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), who authored […]