This blog post was originally posted on to mark the launch of the website. It outlines our project’s goals and vision. The first post was written by Layla Katiraee

A couple of years ago, I started a blog. My son was starting to eat solids and I was trying to find out whether or not GMOs were safe. Faced with all the contradictory information online, I decided to turn to scientific research papers to find out whether there was any truth to some of the claims we often hear about GMOs: they’re toxic, they’re bad for the environment, they’re…

By Dr Alison Bernstein, Dr Anastasia Bodnar, Jenny Splitter, Kavin Senapathy, Dr Layla Katiraee, and Natalie Newell

In 2015, a group of scientists and science communicators penned a letter to a group of celebrity moms, including Sarah Michelle Gellar and Gwyneth Paltrow, to address their support for mandated GMO labeling. In this letter, we implored these celebrities to rethink GMOs using evidence, not fear. With the harm caused by anti-vaccine celebrities still fresh in our memories, we encouraged these celeb moms to learn more about GMOs from the scientists who study them. Hundreds of scientists, farmers, and communicators, many of…

Written by Dr Alison Bernstein, Dr Layla Katiraee, Jenny Splitter, Kavin Senapathy, and Dr Anastasia Bodnar

Food Evolution” is a documentary written by award winning director Scott Hamilton Kennedy and Trace Sheehan. Featuring real scientists, the movie proposes that genetic engineering isn’t the evil technology that it’s been made out to be, and that “GMOs,” or genetically modified organisms, are safe to eat.

Critics complain that the film focuses on the safety of genetic engineering, while ignoring other issues critics attribute to these crops. While safety is not the only contentious issue in the “GMO debate,” it is the one…


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