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Genetically-engineered crops are generally safe to eat, but in the 20 years since the first commercial GMO crops hit the market, they haven't delivered on all their promises, according to a new analysis from a National Academy of Sciences panel released Tuesday.

Video: What are GMO Labels?

May 5, 2016
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There's a heated debate happening right now about GMOs and labels.  Big food companies such as General Mills, Mars, and Kellogg's say they plan to put labels on their products that tell consumers whether the food contains ingredients derived from genetically engineered plants.

The Woman Who Created GMOs

Jun 8, 2015
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Mary-Dell Chilton pioneered the field of genetic engineering in agriculture.  She has spent most of her decades-long career working for Syngenta, where she founded the agribusiness company's research on genetically modified seeds.

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An effort to label genetically modified foods in Colorado has failed to garner enough support, following a national trend of statewide GMO labeling ballot measures facing uphill battles.

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More than 90 percent of U.S. field corn is genetically modified, according to data recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Insect scientists say federal regulators need to take action against a growing pest problem in biotech corn.

They say corn rootworm has started to become resistant to Monsanto’s Bt corn, which is genetically engineered to resist the damaging and costly pest.

The 22 scientists expressed their concerns in a letter sent to EPA last week.