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‘Natural’ food label heads to court

In recent years, one bright spot in an otherwise lackluster market for packaged foods, beverages and consumer products has been ...
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Review of Whitewash (or Hogwash?): Carey Gillam’s glyphosate book betrays science, undermines our understanding of cancer

Last fall a new book hit the shelves, timed to coincide with public hearings on the European Union’s re-authorization of ...
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Anti-GMO group Moms Across America attacks food brands over trace parts per billion of glyphosate

[G]lyphosate [is] in the spotlight again as anti-GMO activist group Moms Across America released test results suggesting trace levels of ...
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African scientist: Europe’s ‘fear-based politics’ on GMOs hurts developing world’s ability to combat hunger

The need to feed growing populations in developing countries, especially countries in Africa, must be met by increasing the yields ...
Viewpoint: How European activists lobby for a glyphosate ban despite findings of its safety

Viewpoint: How European activists lobby for a glyphosate ban despite findings of its safety

In January, the European Parliament announced that it will set up a Special Committee on the Union’s authorization procedure for ...
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What non-farmers should know about the risks and benefits of herbicide-resistant GMO crops

Editor's note: Graham Scoles is a plant scientist at the University of Saskatchewan While engaging in an online debate around genetically ...
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Will the noxious public debate over GMOs turn consumers against gene-edited crops?

Americans are easily riled about genetically modifying crops, animals and foods, even though research indicates they know little about how ...
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Viewpoint: GMO supporters should stop touting dubious health benefits of pink pineapples, Innate potatoes

Editor's note: Layla Katiraee is currently a senior scientist at a California biotech company and holds a PhD in molecular genetics from ...
Ginkgo Bioworks' mission to make GMOs fun, cool and socially conscious

Ginkgo Bioworks’ mission to make GMOs fun, cool and socially conscious

Out on an old Navy dry dock, a biotech company called Ginkgo Bioworks is growing genetically modified organisms by the ...
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European consumers think non-GMO, other ‘free-from’ labeled foods are healthier

Free-from labelled foods seem healthier, with GM-free and palm oil-free labels having the strongest effect, according to a study of ...
4 common myths about the supposed advantages of organic foods over GMOs

4 common myths about the supposed advantages of organic foods over GMOs

Myth 1: Organic Food Is Safer Because It Doesn’t Touch Pesticides “The levels we are exposed to are far, far ...
Do cell phones cause cancer? Unlikely, but activists are skeptical of journalists who present the facts

Do cell phones cause cancer? Unlikely, but activists are skeptical of journalists who present the facts

While it has been theorized that radiation from cellphone usage has the ability to cause cancer, there is no evidence ...
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Deceptive article on how to identify ‘poisonous GMO tomatoes’ circulating the internet again

Alison Campbell, writing on BioBlog, has been alerted to–and challenged–an article purporting to tell consumers how to distinguish between GM and “regular” ...
Golden Rice: The GMO crop Greenpeace hates and humanitarians love

Golden Rice: The GMO crop Greenpeace hates and humanitarians love

Golden Rice is back in the news as the Philippines and Bangladesh move closer towards approval of the GMO food ...
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GMO labeling emerges as hot-button issue in organic and conventional food industry fights

Editor's note: This article is part three of a three-part series by Marc Brazeau on his 2018 predictions on food, ...
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Media Bias/Fact Check: Stonyfield GMO video—and response to critics—encourages censorship, misleads consumers

Stonyfield Farms, a large organic dairy company sells and markets its products using many of the strategies outlined in the ...
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Viewpoint: How WHO’s IARC set off a global panic that threatens science and agriculture around the world

It’s not just in Europe that glyphosate divides governments: the very same molecule is responsible for a string lawsuits and ...
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In India, Nobel laureate biochemist Richard Roberts calls for politicians to listen to scientists—not activists—on GMOs

UK-based scientist Richard J Roberts, who won the Nobel Prize in physiology in 1993, criticised the "anti-GMO people" ... and ...
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Viewpoint: Profiteers exploiting complexity of cutting edge science like stem cells

Editor's note: Timothy Caulfield is Canada Research Chair in health law and policy at the University of Alberta and author of Is ...
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CRISPR gene editing could boost crop yields and nutrition, but public acceptance remains wild card

The process of producing better food, protecting the environment and improving animal health is advancing at a seemingly breakneck pace ...
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Viewpoint: Netflix’s ‘Okja’ perpetuates stereotypes about food, farming and scientists

The popular Netflix movie is a disservice to important agricultural research aimed at producing more food with fewer resources, writes ...
Viewpoint: Public enthusiasm for genetics tempered by distrust, privacy concerns

Viewpoint: Public enthusiasm for genetics tempered by distrust, privacy concerns

Cheaper genome sequencing is expanding our ability to understand risks associated with genetic mutations. But not everyone embraces these advances, ...
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Partisan divide erupts on glyphosate-cancer science as IARC supporters push ‘Monsanto Papers’ narrative

“There appear to be serious problems with the science underlying [the International Agency for Research on Cancer]’s [2015] assessment of ...
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Despite GMO cotton controversy, Burkina Faso still open to GE crops, sterile mosquitoes to combat malaria

Agriculturalists in Burkina Faso say their country is still open to using the tools of biotechnology, despite the decision to stop ...
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GMO label doesn’t deter European companies’ interest in new soybean oil with less saturated fat

DuPont Pioneer's soybean oil Plenish has been approved for the EU and, despite having to label on pack it as ...
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Fish genes in tomatoes? The GMO lie that just won’t die

Editor's note: Mary Mangan, Ph.D., received her education in microbiology, immunology, plant cell biology, and mammalian cell, developmental, and molecular biology ...
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Rwandan scientists debate potential pros and cons of allowing farmers to grow GMO crops

[G]enetically modified organisms (GMOs), which scientists argue are primed to revolutionise agriculture and livestock, have attracted criticism and skepticism from ...
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How consumer-friendly GMO foods could change minds about biotech crops and animals

Editor's note: This article is part two of a three-part series by Marc Brazeau on his 2018 predictions on food, ...