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 […]

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Agriculture

Food Computer: How Caleb Harper Inspires Us to Be Future Farmers – ABC News Caleb Harper has taken some detours on the path to becoming a farmer. Though his family was involved […]

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Food Safety

Senate Agrees on Nationwide GMO Labels – Food Safety Magazine U.S. Senate lawmakers reached an agreement regarding how foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) will be labeled. The deal comes just […]

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 […]

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White House rejects petitions for mandatory GE labeling – Feedstuffs The Food and Drug Administration rejected petitions to the White House for mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms. The move was […]

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Animal Science

Use of insects in animal feed seen as favorable by farmers, sector and consumers – PHYS.org The attitudes towards the use of insects in animal feed and resulting livestock products […]

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Animal Science

Study: Feed Young Horses According to Birth Date – The Horse Tradition in many breeds holds that all horses have the same birthday: January 1. But when it comes to feeding […]

The great (GMO potato) debate

The debate on the safety of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, in the food industry continues to evolve, but it still leaves question marks in the minds of many. For example, recent discoveries have allowed scientists to modify potatoes so they develop with fewer bruises and black spots, and when fried, produce a much smaller […]

Got (genetically modified) milk?

Researchers in Ireland are coming close to creating a type of milk that is unlike anything currently on grocery store shelves today. It’s nutritious and delicious—and it is made completely animal free.

While milks made from plants and other proteins (soy, almond, rice, for instance) are currently available, there is one defining element that makes […]

Farmers say no to GMO for a surprising reason

There are two sides to the genetically modified organism (GMO) debate: either you’re for it, or you’re against it. There are shades of gray in between, but the battle lines have been drawn in the sand, leaving farmers and the entire agricultural industry somewhere in the middle.

GMO foods are “good” for a variety of […]