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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 ...
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Video: Study vindicating red meat reignites age-old debate over dietary guidelines, conflicts of interest

It's not the first time researcher Bradley Johnston has had the nutrition community up in arms over his work. Johnston, ...
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Experts ‘overwhelmingly’ endorse CRISPR-edited crop safety, but politics could stifle technology’s progress

Genome edited crops pose marginal risk, yet regulations tend to discourage their use ...
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Food industry splinters on GMO labeling, plant-based products in scramble to meet changing consumer demands

The trillion-dollar food industry was once unified and used to getting its way in the Swamp through the collective might ...
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Viewpoint: Farmers need more than pro-GMO marketing campaigns to earn public trust

If farmers want to shed the stereotypes foisted on them and talk openly to consumers about the realities of agriculture ...
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Viewpoint: Ideological rift brews in anti-GMO movement as Americans embrace Impossible Burger

Redrawn battle lines expose a growing ideological rift in a once-cohesive anti-GMO movement and appear to signal a shift in ...
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Science journals should publish negative results to speed technological advances, CRISPR expert urges

Near the end of April, my colleagues and I published an unusual scientific paper — one reporting a failed experiment ...
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Viewpoint: How organic, non-GMO marketing turned food labels into ‘wild west’ of deceptive advertising

Food labels these days are like the Wild West of dishonest advertising. Plant juice can be called milk, steak can ...
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Viewpoint: Genetically modified oats don’t exist—so why does Bob’s Red Mill sell ‘non-GMO sourced’ oats?

Quick oats, old-fashioned oats, steel cut oats, rolled oats. The oats market is booming. But you know what isn’t? Genetically ...
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Over 99% of farmers follow EPA pesticide rules, so why is the public scared of chemicals?

[In September] the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its 2017 pesticide residue sampling data results. FDA concluded: “The ...
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If consumers fear GMOs, why do they keep buying Impossible Burgers?

Used to be that GMOs ranked right up there with child porn as a blight on society no one should ...
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Podcast: How ‘activist science’ behind IARC’s glyphosate assessment fuels unjustified cancer lawsuits

In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) published a monograph concluding that glyphosate, the active ingredient in ...
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Controversial GMO American chestnut could provide blueprint for saving endangered species

To those who are fearful of GMOs, it is the most dangerous tree in the world. To the rest of ...
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Distrust in government, biotech literacy dictate public opinion on GMO crops in China, survey shows

This paper analyzes the awareness and attitudes of the Chinese public toward genetically modified (GM) foods with different types of ...
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Podcast: Where did GMOs come from? The fascinating history of genetic engineering

Forget the headlines about ‘Frankenfoods’ - there's a much richer and more nuanced story to be told about the history ...
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6 co-authors of controversial study that raised alarms about Oxitec’s GMO mosquito release in Brazil call for paper’s retraction

[The public] was alarmed in mid-September when an article published in the Scientific Reports pointed to the presence in Bahia ...
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Food industry battle against record fine in GMO labeling case heads to Washington Supreme Court

A trade group representing manufacturers has asked the Washington Supreme Court to overturn a record fine against the food industry ...
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Viewpoint: Why farm to table organic food campaigns are ‘bunk’

[T]here is big money in making consumers feel ecologically pure and big money to be lost if a certain brand ...
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Judge green lights class action lawsuit over Nestle’s ‘No GMO Ingredients’ product label

A federal judge .... denied a bid by food and beverage giant Nestle to toss a consumer class action claiming ...
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From GMOs to BPA, why the wealthy are more likely to fall for food pseudoscience

Socioeconomics play a significant role in attitudes about food ...
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Biomedicine, vaccines and antibiotics dramatically better human lives, but critics raise specter of ‘dangerous viruses’ and bioterrorism

Although continued innovation will further improve people’s lives, it will also give rise to new threats. … True, better diagnostics, ...
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Podcast: Plagiarism, data fabrication in science threaten public health. Meet one biologist who’s fighting back

Scientific misconduct is a serious problem in academia today. High-profile examples of data fabrication, falsification or plagiarism often generate lots ...
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Did a ‘flawed’ bioterror plot doom Netflix’s ‘Designated Survivor’?

The bioterror plot succeeded, in tone if not in detail, by illuminating the idiocy of white supremacy ...
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Video: Can meat substitutes like the GMO Impossible Burger make inroads as a meat substitute in China and other countries?

Meat substitutes are surging in popularity as an environmentalist backlash against meat intensifies and as the taste of meat substitutes ...
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Viewpoint: Organic industry anti-pesticide ‘propaganda’ threatens to cripple American agriculture

Misleading half-truths and outright misstatements offer a teaching moment about “advocacy research.” ...