GMO Primer

**Special Note (10/27/2015 mcl):  Several news media have reported the first confirmed death of a man eating a GMO tomato containing fish allergens.  According to Snopes, this claim is FALSE and is being spread by an organization that repeatedly spreads similar fictions.

Introduction to GMO Controversy:
         * Union of Concerned Scientists overview of key issues:  http://www.ucsusa.org/our-work/food-agriculture/our-failing-food-system/genetic-engineering-agriculture#.VeGyLpe9SIQ 
         * NY Times article http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/05/us/on-hawaii-a-lonely-quest-for-facts-about-gmos.html?_r=0

         *  NHPR 'The Exchange' http://nhpr.org/post/science-gmos-possibilities-and-limitations

Balanced Discussions on GMO Food Labeling:

*  Nice summary of the labeling issue: http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/foodnut/09371.html
*  Good debate on CA's Labeling Bill (09/27/2012)      http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201209271000
*  Short article on biotechnology by Lorraine Merrill, NH Agriculture Commissioner, in NH Weekly Market Bulletin   (10/02/2013):  http://www.newhampshirefarms.net/commissioner/biotechnology-and-21st-century-agriculture.html
*  'All Things Considered' NPR segment and article in Salt Magazine:  'So What Happens if the Movement to Label GMO's Succeeds':  http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/10/16/235525984/so-what-happens-if-the-movement-to-label-gmos-succeeds

Anti-GMO Arguments:

*  'Seeds of Deception'  An eighty four minute film by Jeffery Smith.  Click on.......
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUd9rRSLY4A
*  'Genetic Roulette'  Another documentary by Jeffery Smith  http://gmoawareness.org/2012/09/08/genetic-roulette-movie/
*  'How to Make Smarter Choices About GMO's'  https://www.entheos.com/academy/classes/how-to-make-smarter-choices-about-gmos/entheos
*  Article on Monsanto:  https://action.sumofus.org/a/monsanto-shareholder-donate/8/2/?akid=3605.892219.r2OJGB

Pro-GMO Arguments:

*  Presentation by former anti-GMO movement founder, Mark Lynas, to Oxford Farming Conference (01/03/13)
http://vimeo.com/56745320
*  Scientific American article 'Labels for GMO Foods are a Bad Idea'    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/labels-for-gmo-foods-are-a-bad-idea/
*  GMO Questions and answers supplied by the Council for Biotechnology: 
http://gmoanswers.com/#./?&_suid=142143696893909759502241118261
*  Newsweek Article:
http://www.newsweek.com/2015/05/29/gmo-scientists-could-save-world-hunger-if-we-let-them-334119.html