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Genetically modified foods are nothing to fear

Megan Mann // March 27, 2015

I was one of those people who voted against genetically modified organism food labeling. Why? Well, because I know the truth about GMOs, and I don't buy into the hype that says they're bad or need...

Illustration by Rachel Dugo

‘Organic’ labeling isn’t what it seems

Veronica De La Cruz // September 21, 2014

If eating quality food means spending $250 every two weeks on groceries, then I'm all for it. Despite the fact that I may not have a ton of extra spending money, I always make it a priority to buy...

Howard Vlieger, co author and primary coordinator of a first-of-its-kind study on GMOs talks about the effect that they have on plants and animals.Photo credit: Thomas Martinez

Genetically altered crops may hurt pigs

Yessenia Funes // February 1, 2014

Pigs that are fed genetically altered crops may suffer from severe stomach inflammation at a rate of 2.6 times more than pigs that aren't, according to the research of one Iowan farmer. Howard Vlieger,...

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