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Why it’s OK to change your mind, from a former anti-GMO activist

Once upon a time, shortly after the age of bloodletting, people thought that facts could change minds. It may seem ...
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Why are so many people still so skeptical of GMOs?

[W]hy are so many people highly sceptical of GMOs? One reason could be non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Although they are perceived ...
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Could the rise of New Breeding Techniques like CRISPR soften opposition to crop biotechnology?

“Mother Nature” is changing quickly and this requires the adoption of technology-driven solutions that will help both growers and consumers, ...
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Video: Can blight-resistant GMO trees save the American Chestnut?

The American Chestnut tree used to be a staple in American forests until it essentially became extinct due to blight ...
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Viewpoint: Do-it-yourself biotech movement an ‘unlikely biosecurity threat’

Contrary to alarmist headlines, the DIYbio movement is an unlikely biosecurity threat. The 'do-it-yourself' biology (DIYbio) community has had its ...
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Indian scientists criticize government for leaving GMO seeds ‘sitting on the shelf’

Farming may go high-tech, but unless seeds keep pace, all improvements will be cosmetic. Or that’s what scientists at research ...
Why glyphosate and herbicide-tolerant GMO seeds aren't threats to bees

Why glyphosate and herbicide-tolerant GMO seeds aren’t threats to bees

Glyphosate is a herbicide, in other words, it is toxic to plants. Its target enzyme is not found in insects ...
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Federal judge rules California can’t label glyphosate herbicide as cancer-causing

California cannot require companies to place warning labels on glyphosate products, a federal judge affirmed in a ruling issued Tuesday [June 12] ...
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Viewpoint: Post-Brexit UK can help farmers by giving them access to GMO crops

With timeframes beginning to take shape for the Agriculture Bill and Environment Act, Michael Gove is presented with a number ...
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Viewpoint: Why was pro-GMO professor David Zaruk fired?

David Zaruk is an expert in European Union regulations and risk communication. He writes a blog, titled The Risk-Monger, which largely ...
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Lawsuit against Dannon alleging misleading non-GMO label dismissed by New York court

The Southern District of New York joins the list of federal courts that have recently rejected potential class action suits ...
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Why is the first US genetically engineered salmon farm in Indiana?

The first genetically-modified animal for human consumption could be arriving in grocery stores across the United States as early as ...
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Can new IARC director bridge gap between controversial cancer agency and rest of scientific community?

A look at IARC’s recent record suggests that skepticism is in order ...
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Non-GMO Project: USDA’s labeling proposal makes us ‘more relevant than ever’

The Non-GMO Project will “only become more relevant” as mandatory GMO labeling kicks in, in part because its scope could ...
Viewpoint: What Charles Mann's 'Wizard and Prophet' book gets wrong about food and agriculture

Viewpoint: What Charles Mann’s ‘Wizard and Prophet’ book gets wrong about food and agriculture

I've been reading Charles Mann's latest book Wizards and Prophets, which was released earlier this year. ... While I thought the ...
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Debunking the myth that India is awash in pesticides

India has made rapid progress in the field of agriculture in recent years. Unfortunately, this largely remains unknown and uncelebrated ...
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Impossible Foods hits back at Grub Street article questioning Impossible Burger’s safety

Impossible Foods is a disruptive company with an urgent mission to make meat better. Mainstream and social media play a critical ...
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Science disproves Seralini GMO rat tumor study—but his findings were always an outlier

Gilles-Éric Séralini is a French researcher who came to fame from publishing a study in 2012 claiming that herbicide-tolerant GMO corn, with ...
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Putin’s organic empire: How billionaires are remaking Russian agriculture

Deep in the Caucasus, downriver from Europe’s highest peak, North Korean women roam Soviet-era hothouses growing what tycoon Vladimir Evtushenkov is betting ...
Will Gene Editing and Other New Breeding Techniques Provide a ‘Second Chance’ for Worldwide Embrace of Genetically Engineered Crops?

Will Gene Editing and Other New Breeding Techniques Provide a ‘Second Chance’ for Worldwide Embrace of Genetically Engineered Crops?

Jon Entine, Executive Director of the Genetic Literacy Project | June 13, 2018Highlights: Anti-GMO activists, aided by Russian propaganda, have ...
The social consequences of the GMO debate

The social consequences of the GMO debate

The GMO debate has been raging for two decades, but this debate isn’t actually about GMOs at all. Rather, “GMOs” ...
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GMO crops in Africa: How South African farmers paved the way

“I feel I wasted my time working for over 20 years as an electrical engineer in Johannesburg,” said Khambi Frans ...
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Viewpoint: Divide between ‘natural’ and ‘artificial’ chemicals is meaningless

Since pesticides and herbicides are routinely in the news, lately because of the "Glyphosate Wars," (2) I thought it might be interesting to ...
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In push for access to GMO seeds, Indian farmers turn to social media

At a time when there is a massive controversy over genetically modified crops, a farmers’ organisation in Maharashtra is making ...
What are the Challenges Facing Modern Farming Around the World?

What are the Challenges Facing Modern Farming Around the World?

Mary Boote, Chief Executive Officer of the GlobalFarmer Network | June 12, 2018Highlights: Agricultural biotech solutions are being denied to ...
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Why is the Impossible Burger under attack by anti-GMO groups?

The food start-up’s success is undeniable — and a noticeable affront to Big Meat — but Impossible Foods’ hasty rise has also ...
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CRISPRcon talks designer babies and scientific colonialism

While lacking the costuming of Comic-Con or revelry of SantaCon, [CRISPRCon’s] second annual geek-out dealt with a concept weightier than ...
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EU food safety chief: Reelection—not reality—motivated Europe’s anti-glyphosate politicians

Some politicians spoke “loudly” against glyphosate, the world’s most commonly used weedkiller, before their elections but came back to reality ...

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