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Restaurants struggling to keep up with demand for Impossible Burger, alternative ‘meats’

There is no better illustration of the pent-up demand for alternatives to meat ...
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Podcast: Bridging the gap between farmers and consumers on GMOs, sustainable agriculture

Agronomist and entrepreneur Robert Saik has a lifetime of experience in farming. For years, he has been a leading advocate ...
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Viewpoint: Organic food movement ‘shoots itself in the foot’ by rejecting CRISPR gene editing

By making rejection of technology part of their 'brand,' organic food producers may put themselves at a severe competitive disadvantage ...
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Crop gene editing needs proactive communication plan, scientist warns

Effective science communication is critical to ensure gene editing technology does not suffer from the perception problem now facing GMOs ...
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Viewpoint: Beef industry opposition to plant-based burgers about stifling competition—not consumer protection

There’s a speech war brewing in your supermarket’s meat section. On one side are the beef producers who are fed ...
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Viewpoint: Why the Non-GMO Project label is little more than a marketing tool that deceives consumers

The presence of a Non-GMO Project seal of approval doesn't really tell consumers anything about their food ...
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Viewpoint: Why science hasn’t given us a cure for cancer: We’re still ‘trying to understand it’

Each permutation of cancer requires a different approach, therapy, or method of management ...
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Podcast: Food 5.0—GMOs, robots and the future of farming with agronomist Robert Saik

The high efficiency of modern agriculture has a downside: most consumers don't know the first thing about farming ...
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Monsanto, GMOs and journalism ethics: Science writer Tamar Haspel responds to HuffPost attack on her work

[On August 6], HuffPost published a hit piece about me. It was about conflicts of interest, and I think it’s ...
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‘GMOs are banned in Europe’ and 3 other popular biotech crop myths busted

“What do you wish people knew about GMOs that would completely surprise them?" ...
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Will Beyond, Impossible burgers mark the downfall of ‘real’ beef?

There’s a famous Gandhi aphorism about how movements progress: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they ...
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Viewpoint: Afraid of GMOs, CRISPR? Here’s the science that could change your mind

Scientists can do some amazing things with genes, from saving papayas from extinction, to making apples last longer before turning ...
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How the quest to bake a better banana bread helps us understand GMOs

A simple analogy can help explain how genetic modification works ...
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Viewpoint: How dubious California Prop 65 cancer warnings and confusing non-GMO labels mislead consumers

California’s Office of Administrative Law (OAL) recently made it official: Your morning cup of coffee won’t give you cancer. Next ...
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Balance of Nature: Ecology’s enduring myth debunked

Strolling across his animated kingdom—Pride Rock in the distance—Mufasa explains to his young son Simba: “Everything you see exists together, ...
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140+ Mexican scientists urge president not to issue decree pushed by ‘activists, painters and chefs’ banning GMO research

Members of the academic community related to biotechnology, bioengineering, genomics and related disciplines express their concern about the possibility of ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Impossible Whopper’ success proves consumers want sustainable food and biotech stigma is overblown. How will meat producers respond?

“It will never be more than niche.” That’s what a cattleman friend of mine recently said about meat alternatives. I’m ...
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Skeptical about GMO food safety?

Scientists can do some amazing things with genes, from saving papayas from extinction, to making apples last longer before turning ...
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GMO mosquitoes could save millions from malaria but ‘progressive agroecologists’ mobilize against Gates-funded project

A child under 5 dies from malaria about every two minutes world-wide. Yet radical environmentalists are mobilizing against an important ...
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Are crops ‘doused’ with glyphosate? Wheat farmer debunks popular Roundup myths, claims sustainability benefits

Too often, science and facts fall victim to fear mongering and emotion. Recently, we have seen an uptick in false ...
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Mayo Clinic versus Natural News: Rating the reliability of health websites

For millions of Americans, including health professionals, the resurgence of measles is a confounding and frightening development. How can a ...
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Nutritionist: It will take decades to eliminate misleading non-GMO, natural, gluten-free food labels

Misleading food marketing is aimed at unsuspecting customers who simply want to purchase healthy foods for their family ...
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Activists plan to call Vandana Shiva as ‘expert’ witness in Ghana GMO court case

Calling Indian activist Vandana Shiva an “expert witness” has been mocked by defendants in the case ...
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Kenyan farmer ‘confused and disappointed’ by anti-science agenda at International Conference on Agroecology

The three-day first International Conference on Agroecology Transforming Agriculture and Food Systems in Africa, held recently at the Safari Park ...
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‘Why did I get cancer?’ We can do more to alleviate ‘angst, guilt’ accompanying a diagnosis

More time spent explaining the biology of cancer to patients can help alleviate angst and guilt.  ...
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Viewpoint: Non-GMO, organic, gluten free? Demystifying misleading food labels

Take a look at our label guide to know when a label is meaningful and when you’re just throwing away ...
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Podcast: Does the Nobel Prize overlook important scientific achievements?

Nobel prizes are often seen as the pinnacle of scientific achievement. But are they a fair way of recognizing contributions ...