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Unintended Outcomes and Off-target Effects in New GMOs

June 17, 2021

In a 2018 Washington Post article, new GMO techniques were described in blushing terms: “the future of food” and “precise, fast and inexpensive.” While new techniques including gene-editing, gene-silencing and synthetic biology proliferate across industries, there are serious concerns about their precision and efficiency.  Read our recent blog post New GMOs and Where to Find… » Read more

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New GMOs and Where to Find Them

June 3, 2021

It’s been a big year for the biotech industry. You may have noticed the wealth of headlines reporting breakthroughs in gene editing and other new GMO techniques, news stories littered with acronyms like CRISPR, TALEN and RNAi. These are just some of the new techniques being used to create novel products in our food supply… » Read more

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GMOs and Clean Beauty Products— Looking for the Butterfly in Cosmetics and Skincare

May 11, 2021

As more people than ever turn their attention to what they put into their bodies, an increasing number of shoppers are thinking twice about what they put onto their bodies. Clean beauty labels have gained traction in some of the country’s largest personal care retailers, with brands producing natural soaps, moisturizers, shampoos and more to… » Read more

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Does Mutation Breeding Produce GMOs?

August 7, 2019

As we mentioned in our last post, breeding techniques don’t have to be low-tech in order to be non-GMO, but we hear from many of you that some modern takes on traditional breeding techniques don’t always feel completely natural. Quite a few of you would like to learn about mutation breeding this week, so let’s… » Read more

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Technology and Crop Breeding: What’s NOT a GMO?

August 2, 2019

If you read last week’s blog, you know that there is some ill-intentioned disagreement about what counts as a GMO. Consumers overwhelmingly rejected the first wave of GMOs, so biotech companies are mounting campaigns to convince the public that new GMOs aren’t actually GMOs. Meanwhile, these companies are also working hard to mix up biotechnology… » Read more

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CRISPR and TALEN and RNAi, Oh My!

July 25, 2019

You already know about herbicide-tolerant crops, Bt crops, and other types of transgenic GMOs such as the AquAdvantage salmon—we’ve been talking about them for years. If you have been paying attention to the news, you have probably heard a little about CRISPR and the newest wave of GMOs. These technologies, which may be referred to… » Read more