Is there a difference between a gene-edited organism and a ‘GMO’? The question has important implications for regulation | Genetic Literacy Project

The controversy over genetically engineered organisms (sometimes called “genetically modified organisms,” or “GMOs”) is genuine, not faux — but only
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The Regulatory Landscape for Genome-edited Plants is Rapidly Changing, Experts Say- Crop Biotech Update (May 12, 2021) | ISAAA.org

The Regulatory Landscape for Genome-edited Plants is Rapidly Changing, Experts Say- Crop Biotech Update (May 12, 2021) | ISAAA.org
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Viewpoint: Advocacy disguised as journalism? Meet Carey Gillam, the prolific purveyor of crop biotechnology and agri-chemical disinformation | Genetic Literacy Project

When it comes to science, how much do media narratives influence public opinion and policy? The answer is, a lot. That can be good, for example, in
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Viewpoint: Can European Commission reverse 20 years of backward, precautionary regulation of crop biotechnology? CRISPR presents an opportunity | Genetic Literacy Project

The expected report of the European Commission on “new genomic techniques” was published as announced before the end of April 2021. It represents an
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/05/03/viewpoint-can-european-commission-reverse-20-years-of-backward-precautionary-regulation-of-crop-biotechnology-crispr-presents-an-opportunitymarcel-kuntz/

Organic farming has a sustainability problem — and now the EU is in a dilemma of their own making | Genetic Literacy Project

European Union (EU) agricultural scientists are in a bit of a pickle. I’m not sure to what extent it is one of their own making or how much it was imposed
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Viewpoint: ‘The Dirty 8’ — Which are most notorious advocacy groups spreading disinformation about food, farming, biotechnology and agricultural sustainability | Genetic Literacy Project

The Organic Consumers Association’s main goal is to acheive 100% organic agriculture within the next 50 years, and
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Sierra Club endorsement of disease-resistant chestnut tree divides the anti-GMO movement | Genetic Literacy Project

Across the eastern seaboard, the majestic American Chestnut tree once dominated forests. A main source of timber for cabins, shipbuilding, and lumber, this
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Viewpoint: 6 debunked anti-GMO talking points activists should abandon for good | Genetic Literacy Project

The groundbreaking documentary Food Evolution offered the general public a science-based introduction to crop biotechnology, debunking some of the more pernicious myths about GMOs along the way.
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