The Science Behind GMOs
Genetically modified organisms and the science from experts who study them.
To label or not...: Navigating current laws & initiatives on GMO labeling
Often times, the line between useful, accurate scientific information and marketing is blurred when it comes to food labels, making them confusing for consumers. GMOs are no exception to this.
Long-time Futures & MSU photographer Kurt Stepnitz retires
After 29 consecutive years of snapping photos for Futures magazine, long-time Michigan State University photographer Kurt Stepnitz retired in early May 2018.
Resistance: Yesterday, today & tomorrow
Resistance is not a new phenomenon, nor is it a direct result of the introduction of genetically modified organisms, according to Michigan State University researchers.
Opinion: High time for scientists - me included - to look in the mirror
MSU AgBioResearch director Doug Buhler discusses GMOs and the relationship between scientists and the public.
Walking the GMO tightrope: Communicating effectively on a divisive subject
When discussing divisive subjects like GMOs, the key is building a long-term relationship through honesty, authenticity and politeness that helps establish trust.
Growing new soybeans for Uganda
GMOs could offer new opportunities to smallholder farmers.
Superweeds, secondary pests & lack of biodiversity are frequent GMO concerns
Since the introduction of GMO crops, consumers, policymakers and scientists alike have raised concerns over their potential negative effects on the environment.
GMOs 101: Getting down to basics
MSU researchers offer a primer on the basics of GMO foods, breaking down an often difficult and controversial subject.
Researcher Q&A: Ron Bates - Making a difference, living his dream
Ron Bates's ultimate goal is to provide the best service possible to Michigan residents through MSU Extension.
Are GMOs Safe?
Exploring the safety of genetically modified foods.
Editor's Note: Covering GMOs is long overdue
Futures editor Holly Whetstone says that despite the controversy, the time to talk about the science behind GMOs is now.
GMOs: A surrogate for the debate about agriculture?
Perceptions of the agricultural and food industries, trends in higher education, questions around research funding, political leanings and socioeconomic factors can also play a part in public concern over GMOs.