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New investment rules would limit shareholder advocacy attempts to influence company stance on GMOs, climate change

The U.S. Security and Exchange Commission formally proposed a new rule on [November 6] that could make it harder for ...
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77% of Generation Z willing to eat CRISPR, GMO-derived foods, new report shows

Members of Generation Z — those born between 1995 and 2010 — are the most willing to try foods produced ...
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Podcast: CRISPR might save the banana from deadly disease. Will consumers get behind the technology?

Cavendish bananas seem to be abundant in grocery stores, but a fungus has been threatening its existence for years, and ...
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Fifth US retailer announces plan to ‘phase out’ neonic pesticides from supply chain

Another food retailer has announced a plan to minimize its use of pesticides in a bid to help protect pollinators, ...
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Ben & Jerry’s faces activist lawsuit alleging false advertising of sustainable farming practices

A Vermont clean water activist has filed a lawsuit claiming Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc. and Unilever, its corporate parent, ...
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Viewpoint: World must embrace CRISPR, synthetic biology to boost food production in the face of climate change

New breeding technologies may hold the key to preventing a global “push into poverty.” ...
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USDA bioengineered food labels may discourage shoppers from buying GMO-derived foods, study shows

Consumers were more willing to buy unlabeled produce after being shown food tagged as “genetically modified” in a new Cornell ...
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Why the public’s limited understanding of science makes horror movies so terrifying

In a memorable scene from the 1931 horror classic Frankenstein, Dr. Frankenstein stands over his sentient monster, a beast he created from ...
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Food scientist Marion Nestle: Meat industry hires ‘zombie’ lobbyist group to attack Beyond, Impossible Burgers

Just in time for Halloween, the zombie is back. I can hardly believe that the deeply discredited Center for Consumer ...
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Viewpoint: Netflix’s new horror movie ‘Eli’ is a fright. But why did they have to ‘tarnish gene therapy’?

Attempts to treat genetic disease shouldn’t be the stuff of horror films ...
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Video: ‘Blood on their hands’—Greens’ resistance to biotechnology blocks sustainable agriculture, climate change innovation, says GLP’s Jon Entine

Green advocacy groups are the single biggest impediment to sustainable agriculture ...
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Young scientists urge New Zealand’s Green Party to embrace CRISPR for ‘sake of the climate’

Recently, there has been a shift in society's view of genetic modification and its potential applications in the fight against ...
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Podcast: Should you eat ‘fake meat’? Geneticist Chana Davis breaks down the GMO Impossible Burger controversy

The Impossible Burger has exploded in popularity across the US, with grocery stores and popular fast-food chains like Burger King ...
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Mennonite family shuns gadgets but grows GMO corn

How many days could you live without your cell phone, laptop or favorite communications tool? Modern technology has become such ...
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Podcast: The untold story of Edith Rebecca Saunders—’mother of British plant genetics’

We unearth the story of Edith Rebecca Saunders, co-founder of The Genetics Society and the ‘mother of British plant genetics’ ...
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Do GMO plant-based burgers violate FDA rules? Impossible Foods rebukes Center for Food Safety for ‘patently false’ claims

American consumers have eagerly embraced the plant-based Impossible Burger. Multiple fast food chains, including Burger King, Red Robin and White ...
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Viewpoint: ‘There are no long-term GMO safety studies,’ and 9 other biotech myths debunked

Can salt be a GMO? Is it true that no long-term studies have been done on GMOs? There are many ...
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‘Unnatural Selection’: Netflix series tackles tough CRISPR issues, including biohacking and editing children’s DNA

Is it ethical to edit your child’s DNA — or your own? Does the answer depend on whether you’re perfectly ...
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Viewpoint: How agroecology can improve life for Africa’s smallholder farmers

The gravity of the numerous problems faced by smallholders is too great to allow for scientifically promising alternatives like agroecology ...
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Corporations have free speech rights? Lawsuit over industry opposition to Washington GMO labeling bill raises pressing questions

A Washington Supreme Court hearing [October 22] on a record $18 million fine against the food industry touched on boycotts, ...
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Viewpoint: Experts urge India to embrace technology in pursuit of food security

In India, farming is being held back by the efforts of activists like philosopher Vandana Shiva, Ph.D., who charge $40,000 ...
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Viewpoint: Documentary ‘Modified’ peddles falsehoods about GMOs, pesticides and ‘corporate control’ of food

"Modified” is an elaborate lie about genetic engineering ...
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Viewpoint: Golden Rice—how ‘stultifying overregulation, fear and hostility’ kept a GMO superfood off the market

The superfood thus seemed to have everything going for it: It would be the basis for a sea change in ...
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Podcast: Farm Aid concert meant to support US agriculture spreads GMO, ‘factory farming’ myths

In recent years, Farm Aid's laudable effort to support US agriculture has morphed into a promotional event for organic food ...
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Viewpoint: Trust experts over activists on GMOs, climate change, vaccines

Science occupies a special place in our society. It is subversive in the sense that it recognizes no authority other ...
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Viewpoint: Don’t ‘oversell’ veganism as the only solution to climate change

Meat consumption plays a huge role in global warming, producing nearly 15% of all carbon dioxide emissions, even more than ...
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Podcast: The ‘what, how and why’ of GMOs, a crash course on genetic engineering

Agricultural scientists Karen Cox of West Virginia University and Dan Lima of Ohio State University offer a crash course on ...