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Will glyphosate residue in beer and wine raise your cancer risk? If you drink 8 gallons a day

How much should we be worried? Not at all ...
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‘Edible insects’ boost food sustainability, but will consumers eat BBQ-flavored bugs?

There is an increasing range of insect-based products, such as whole/flour, snacks, health bars, pasta, pasta sauce and burgers. Edible ...
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EU adopts new rules to quell mistrust of food safety studies based on industry data

New rules designed to increase transparency in the EU food safety risk assessment process have been adopted. The European Parliament ...
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Viewpoint: Ghana’s anti-GMO groups urged to embrace gene editing technology

Scientists are urging Ghana’s anti-GMO groups to embrace gene editing technology to help ensure a more effective and productive agricultural ...
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GMO AquAdvantage salmon labeling questions resurface

AquaBounty Technologies, creator of the first-ever salmon genetically engineered for commercial production, doesn’t have to notify Canadian buyers that its ...
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Do ‘loopholes’ in organic, non-GMO labeling rules mislead consumers?

The North Dakota State Collegiate Future Farmers of America and NDSU Collegiate Farm Bureau hosted a food information forum to ...
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Viewpoint: Outgoing FDA chief Scott Gottlieb scored some wins, but dropped the ball on food labeling, gene-edited plants and animals

Gottlieb’s policy proposals for FDA oversight of gene-edited plants and animals were as inexplicable as they were inconsistent with longstanding U.S. policy ...
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Are bugs disappearing? A science-based ‘insect apocalypse’ Q&A

Q. Dear Umbra, Insects are disappearing at an alarming rate. This terrifies me! What actions can I take to mitigate ...
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Video: Geneticist Pamela Ronald breaks down basics of GMO safety, labeling

Name a food preference and you can likely find items in the supermarket aisles to accommodate your wants and needs: ...
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Why do we need GMOs if we already grow enough food to feed the world?

The world produces enough food to feed everyone, but what does that really mean, considering abundant food in the west ...
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North Dakota fossil site may be ‘most sensational’ glimpse of final minutes of dinosaur reign

Sixty-six million years ago, an immense asteroid smacked into what is now the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, triggering global devastation ...
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5 things to know about USDA bioengineered food labels, hitting stores in 2020

In July 2016, President Obama signed the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law (NBFDL), requiring food manufacturers to disclose the presence ...
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30,000 food products with Non-GMO Project label may be “false or misleading,” FDA guidance document says

The Non-GMO label may soon see its ubiquitous butterfly wings trimmed ...
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‘Organic halo effect’: Consumers underestimate calories in organic foods, studies claim

According to the results of a new French study, it's likely that similar foods will contain similar nutritional content, regardless of ...
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Viewpoint: Politico veers again into pseudoscience and politics with another misleading glyphosate infographic

Once again, a website known for its political coverage proves itself unable to report on science-related issues ...
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Podcast: Recycling 190 million pounds of pesticide containers to promote sustainable agriculture

Ag recycles! On this episode of Biotech Facts and Fallacies, plant scientist Steve Savage delves into the world of agricultural ...
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Viewpoint: 2 reasons GMOs might be the ‘miracle’ Nigeria is looking for

As Nigeria gets slammed with another gavel of shame – this time called the Misery Index – we suddenly realize ...
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Working to build trust in the insect-resistant BT cowpea, Nigeria’s first genetically modified food crop

A crop created through technology faces intense opposition in Nigeria ...
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Podcast: Anti-GMO activism drove this scientist out of crop biotech research

When Devang Mehta started his PhD research developing disease-resistant crops, he was excited about the humanitarian potential of genetically modified ...
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Crop biotech industry fears ‘mistrust of science’ stifling farming innovation in Europe

For several weeks last fall I spent much of my time traveling across Europe, visiting with many of the representatives ...
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Viewpoint: How the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. fails viewers in its misleading coverage of GMO crops and glyphosate

There is no excuse for such misinformation from Canada's ‘National News Agency.' ...
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Podcast: Will meat lovers embrace plant-based ‘Impossible’ burgers?

How do you convince a carnivore to eat a burger that doesn't have any meat? There are a few companies ...
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Everything you should know about colony collapse disorder and ‘disappearing’ bee populations

During the winter of 2006-2007, beekeepers around the country began reporting unusually high losses of their hives. Between 30 percent ...
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Podcast: ‘Artificial womb’ raises awkward ethical questions about abortion, child welfare and health freedom

Biotechnology is fundamentally changing food and medicine. Thanks to genetic engineering, for example, we have access vitamin-fortified GMO crops, plentiful ...
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3 common misconceptions about the ‘dangers’ of genetic engineering and GMOs

Here is the evidence to put these misconceptions to rest ...
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Viewpoint: Marketing restrictions on lab-grown meat, cauliflower rice reveal growing ‘tension’ between food producers and consumers

The [Arkansas] state legislature on March 20 passed a measure banning food companies from marketing “cauliflower rice” as “rice.” The ...
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Pew survey: Americans science literacy ‘mixed’, partisanship drives many viewpoints

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that many Americans can answer at least some questions about science concepts...The survey, ...
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USDA bioengineered food labels could further confuse consumers about GMO ingredients

When Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law in 2016, they hoped to end ...