Posts Tagged ‘gm crops’

Pesticide Roundup Found To Alter Sperm Quality In Animal Study

GM crops have recently gone through a series of controversy after controversy. It may have affected how most people begin to see the technology and whether it does provide a benefit or becomes a headache in the long run. It seems that the negative points concerning GM crops continue to be highlighted in public now […]

GM Food Labeling: The Battle Between Safety Vs. Profits

There is an ongoing debate going on regarding the proper labeling of GM food products. Currently, consumers do not have the means to determine whether food products that they buy at the supermarkets contain ingredients coming from GM crops. With the cultivation influx of GM corn and GM soy in the US agricultural sector, it […]

Study: GM Soybeans Show High Residues Of Glyphosate

While the biotech industry may be trying to convince consumers regarding the safety of GM plants, some studies may be indicating the opposite. Many claims in the GMO industry state that GM soybeans may be substantially equivalent to non-GM soy, and even better. But a recent study shows that there is a stark difference between […]

Safety Concerns A Problem For GM Crops

Debate regarding the safety of GMO’s still rages on. On one side, there are the biotech companies try to promote the virtues and benefits of using GMO’s. On the other side, there are activists and scientists who are saying that these genetically modified crops require more extensive safety testing to make sure that their use […]

Do We Really Need GM Crops?

While the debate regarding GM crops is still ongoing, a lot of things have already happened. Not having a general consensus regarding the safety of GM crops has somehow led to its proliferation in many markets in several countries. Credit that to the work of the biotech companies that use their influence to highlight the […]

Scientists Issue Statement- No Consensus On GMO Safety Yet

The GM industry seems to be playing the deception game. In an effort to push their GM plants out in the market, they stated that scientists have reached a consensus regarding the safety of such crops. While many different products have to go through stringent testing and evaluation before reaching the market, many GM crops […]

GM Seed Monopoly Problem

The problem with genetically modified foods is not that simple to tackle. There are different areas where those against GM crops need to focus on. Human safety and environmental impact are just a few of them. However, one other area where people opposed to GM crops should consider fighting is the growing seed monopoly that […]

GM Crops Can Potentially Pass On Transgenes To Natural Crops Through Cross Pollination

A recent study has shown that GM crops may pass on certain properties to plants under the same family through cross pollination. Researchers found out that genetically modifying a cultivated rice crop can transfer certain properties to a weedy relative to give it a fitness boost. The fitness boost gave the weedy relative become more […]

GM Food Linked To Leukemia

A new study indicates that genetically modified food may be possibly linked to the development of leukemia in animal models. Biopesticides that are engineered into GM crops known as Bacillus Thuringensis (Bt) or Cry-toxins may play a role in the development of blood abnormalities such as anemia or other blood-related malignancies such as leukemia. The […]

The Intriguing Link Between GM Crops And Increased Herbicide Use

Dealing with the GMO debate has been more confusing than ever, if not frustrating to understand. While proponents of GMO say that it offers more benefits than good, opponents say otherwise. This can be utterly confusing for those who are on the sidelines trying to make sense of it all. The problem with GMO’s and […]