Genna Reed

Genna Reed is a researcher with Food & Water Watch primarily focused on new technology issues within the food system.

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Friday, September 04, 2015
Beware! Monsanto Turns Its Attention to the Produce Aisle
Taxpayer-funded research should benefit the public, right? Sadly, that often isn’t the case when it comes to seeds. With a majority of the world’s seeds now owned by very few companies, it’s even more disturbing that publicly funded research on non-genetically engineered hybrids is resulting not in...
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Sunday, June 28, 2015
What Makes a Poison?
The chemicals that we’re exposed to in our daily lives are often approved by the government under the assumption that they’re safe in small doses, even over a long period of time . For years, regulators relied on the old adage “the dose makes the poison” to try to explain their logic. While that...
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Saturday, February 21, 2015
An Apple Lover’s GMO Apple Lament
What is it about an apple that makes it such a beloved and culturally important fruit? For some it might be its bright red color, its sweet, juicy crunch, its association with the brisk beginnings of fall or perhaps its fabled ability to ward off visits to doctors’ offices. When I was growing up,...
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Sunday, January 25, 2015
New Study Pokes Hole in GMO Mosquito Plan
Few things kill one’s experience of the great outdoors like the dreaded mosquito, and in some cases, a nibble could have serious health consequences . That’s why local governments in places like the Florida Keys are always looking for ways to control mosquito populations. But now mosquito control...
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Sunday, July 20, 2014
Iowa Goes Bananas for GMOs
Iowa happens to have planted more genetically engineered corn and soybeans than any other state this year. In part because of this agricultural trend, Iowa’s land-grant university, Iowa State University, can’t help but remain loyal to the industry that sustains much of its agricultural research...
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Monday, April 21, 2014
Monsanto’s Dream Bill is a Nightmare for State GMO Labeling Efforts
Last week, Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) introduced the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014” (HR 4432), a brainchild of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) that would serve as a real road block to the thousands of people who have been fighting for the right to know what’s in...
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Sunday, January 05, 2014
2014 Starts With a USDA-sponsored Bang
In a completely unpropitious start to the new year, the USDA released its draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Dow AgroScience’s 2,4-D tolerant Enlist corn and soybeans today after taking just six months to analyze over 400,000 comments and write a 223 page assessment.
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