The Orion

GMOs are not as scary as they seem

Illustration by Melissa Joseph.

Reed Mccoy

April 7, 2019

The population of earth will balloon to about 20 billion people by at least 2050, if not sooner. This realization has people concerned about our ability to produce enough food. Well, there is an answer to the possibility of food storage; GMOs.What is an easier way to make more crops, without having to...

Genetically modified foods are nothing to fear

Illustration by Miles Huffman

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 to be specially labeled. Truthfully, neither should you. I have some knowledge on GMOs beca...

Genetically modified food damages diet

Matt Murphy

Matt Murphy

March 3, 2014

The average college student's diet may soon be forced to drastically change. The advent of genetically modified organisms and the health risks associated with them have led some consumers to reconsider how they shop at the grocery store. College students should follow their lead. A g...

Genetically altered crops may hurt pigs

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

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, who has studied genetically modified crops for over 20 years, presented his research at the Chico Grange off of Nord Avenue Thursday night. A Pig's st...

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