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Unearthed: Scientists are breeding a blight-resistant variety, and it’s everything other GMOs aren’t.

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  • Nov 20, 2014

If we retire these statements, maybe the debate could focus on more substantive issues.

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  • Oct 27, 2014

There are downsides to worry about, but they also enable companies to afford to innovate.

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  • Sep 29, 2014

Unearthed: Maybe the little guys can learn from big, and vice versa, and maybe we need both.

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  • Sep 2, 2014

Scientists have modified a yeast to make something we need and only wild fish have previously provided.

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  • Jul 18, 2014

The fight over organic standards shows there’s room for other ways of evaluating growing practices.

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  • Jun 13, 2014

Don’t look to farmers. The solution lies with subsidies, and our own consumption patterns.

By Tamar Haspel

  • May 9, 2014

It’s probably not the additives that are in them, but the nutrients that aren’t.

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  • Apr 24, 2014

Unearthed: Not so fast. The climate impact of beef is high, but that doesn’t mean broccoli is better than pork.

By Tamar Haspel

  • Mar 10, 2014

Why don’t taxpayers subsidize the foods that are better for us, rather than the ones we should avoid?

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  • Feb 18, 2014

If you care, there are already ways for you to tell whether your food contains genetically modified organisms.

By Tamar Haspel

  • Jan 14, 2014

Will curbing their use on farms also help curb drug-resistant infections in humans?

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  • Dec 23, 2013

Unearthed: 3 areas where supporters and opponents agree might prove key to moving dialogue forward.

By Tamar Haspel

  • Nov 12, 2013

Welcome to Unearthed, a new monthly column that will get at facts about our food supply.

By Tamar Haspel

  • Oct 15, 2013
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