Tag: GMO

Corn kernel character teaching about GMOs

Jake, a GMO corn kernel, stars in The Life of a Seed, an animated video created for gmoanswers.com, a website dedicated to answering consumers’ questions about how food is grown.


Ferrum speaker: GMOs provide bridge to a better life

Dr. Tim Durham doesn’t like the term ‘GMO;’ he prefers ‘biotechnology.’

Updated website aims to unravel confusion about GMOs

Consumers continue to be bombarded with conflicting information about GMOs, but a website that was created in 2013 strives to solve that dilemma.


Farmers: GMO crops help reduce inputs, enhance conservation

A survey of farmers indicates biotechnology and genetically modified crops play an important role in farming more efficiently.

American Farm Bureau supports national GMO pre-emption bill

The American Farm Bureau Federation is supporting a Senate bill that establishes federal pre-emption of state laws that mandate labeling foods with genetically modified ingredients.

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Farm Bureau members will ask legislature to not support GMO label bills

Any legislation to identify foods that contain genetically modified organisms belongs in Washington, not Richmond, say Farm Bureau members across Virginia.

Farm Bureau still supportive of FDA authority for GMO labeling

Citing a need for consistent and credible messaging, the American Farm Bureau Federation again voiced its support for legislation that would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority on the use and labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients.


FDA deems GMO apples and potatoes safe for consumption

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has completed its evaluation for two varieties of genetically engineered apples and six varieties of genetically engineered potatoes and concluded that those foods are as safe and nutritious as their conventional counterparts.

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GMO foods don’t need labeling, farmers say

On a recent WWBT TV 12 news segment, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation representatives explained that genetically modified crops are no different from conventional crops.


New study finds GMO feed safe for food animals, humans

Results of a new study of genetically engineered crops eaten by livestock indicate again that GMO feed is safe and nutritionally equivalent to non-GMO feed.


Study debunks 10 most popular claims against GMOs

In light of the ongoing debate over genetically modified organisms,Popular Science magazine interviewed nearly a dozen scientists about 10 of the most common claims about GMOs.

New grant program supports Shenandoah Valley foods businesses

Valley Conservation Council (VCC) and the Staunton Creative Community Fund (SCCF) have funded eight projects through the Agriculture Cultivates Resilient EconomieS (ACRES) grant program.

GMO Answers tackles Top 10 consumer questions

GMO Answers, an initiative committed to creating conversations about GMOs and food production, conducted a national survey earlier this year and has been answering a question a week online at gmoanswers.com.

Dinner Diva: What is lurking in your tea cup?

You’ve been paying close attention to the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists to help you make the best food choices that you possibly can for you and your family. You try to make sure that the food you buy is as free of chemicals as it can possibly be. But, how much thought have you given to what’s in your daily cup of tea?


American Farm Bureau supports bill related to GMO labeling

The American Farm Bureau Federation voiced support on April 9 for legislation in Congress that would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority on the use and labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients.


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