Credible sources for evidence-based information

Need some good resources to help dispel or navigate through some of that online (mis)information on GMOs? Check out this outstanding list of resources compiled by Diva Eytcheson. :O) And… another amazing collection of GMO related information/artefacts on 

Also, there is a relatively new site (2015) that provides a pretty fair assessment of online media sources. This is a great help when assessing the validity of claims made out there #TheMoreYouKnow. It’s Media Bias and Fact Check. The organization is also very quick to respond to evaluations of content, its organization, etc.

Some of my favourite *go-to* blogs, online sources and experts (in alphabetical order):

Do you get confused about the different organizations that are out there and how to determine which are reliable and evidence-based and which aren’t? You are not alone.  

Here are a few ‘new and important narratives’ in the whole GMO debate:

  • Sleuth for Health: Getting to the truth about GMOs – – – check out Julee’s new series on the benevolent side of GMOs (BTW – Julee has kept ALL of her blog entries since before she turned the page in favour of GMOs – – – interesting contrasts there!)
  • Mark Lynas: former Greenpeace anti-GM activist, speaker and author (The God Species: How the Planet Can Survive the Age of Humans 2011; High Tide: News from a warming world (2004); Six Degrees: Our future on a hotter planet (2007)) 
  • Random Rationality: writer, entrepreneur, photographer, explorer, and idiot (his words, not mine), Fourat (once avid anti-GMO-er) talks GMOs in a series he writes
  • One Hundred Meals: Malloy (culinary expert, foodie) and Kessler (food and farm fan) approach farming, food and production in a well-balanced way – – –
  • And check out Arctic Apples Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF)- a Canadian company that has developed a non-browning apple! Also, watch OSF President Neal Carter’s TEDTalk on the benefit of ag biotech!
  • Rachael Ludwick (Blog: Fancy Beans) shares the books that she read that changed her mind about GE and GMOs


Then check out GMO SkeptiForum, a online Facebook forum that critically examines the issues (science, policy, ethics, legal, etc) around GMOs.  The Forum is extremely well-moderated and is OPEN to anyone willing to engage in rational and reasoned discussions.

Studies that attest to the safety of GE crops and GM foods:

Ag and Food-related blogs and sites

Got questions about agriculture and farming? Ask any one of the producers/growers below (*) questions – they will answer!

6 thoughts on “Credible sources for evidence-based information

  1. Thanks for this, it will keep me going for the rest of my life! Can you tell me if any of these are Australian, or you know of any Australian blogs or articles on these topics?

    • Apologies for the delayed response. I can’t really remember which, if any, are Austrlian-based. But it might be a good idea for me to restructure these sources by region (thanks for the nudge).