Study seeks to find out if GMOs actually use more or less pesticides

As opinions continue to swirl in the debate regarding the benefits of genetically modified crops (or GMOs) scientists at Iowa State made a fresh attempt to answer one seemingly simple question: Did the development of those crops lead to more use of pesticides, or less?

To find this answer, the scientists used data from a […]

USDA: Pesticide levels in produce, other foods not a threat

Earlier this week the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its annual Pesticide Data Program (PDP) report, which analyzed data from produce and other food samples, and concluded that pesticide residues are not a food safety concern for the United States.

The PDP report included data from 10,619 food samples collected in 2014 and […]

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 […]