In Europe the GMO label has become the equivalent of a skull-and-crossbones for many retail sectors and shoppers, resulting in a situation where GM ingredients are rarely used in food meant for human consumption.
The biotech industry, as well as the US and Canadian governments, are lobbying hard to have a whole new generation of genetic engineering techniques excluded from the European regulations on GMOs.
The Atlantic runs puff piece on gene-edited foods, fails to grasp risks
By: Karen Ann Cullotta
When I heard that a Chinese biotech firm had recently invented a genetically modified miniature pig petite enough to make the perfect pet, I knew my friend Lulu the guinea pig would be woefully unamused.
By: Daniel J. Kevles
We finally have the tools to achieve an old dream: better-quality humans. Will anyone stop us?
By: Nicholas Wade
An international group of scientists meeting in Washington called on Thursday for what would, in effect, be a moratorium on making inheritable changes to the human genome.