Transcendental Meditation: The strange religious practice behind America's anti-GMO movement

Transcendental Meditation: The strange religious practice behind America’s anti-GMO movement

Celebs from Katy Perry to Ivanka say Transcendental Meditation [TM] helps them focus. The movement’s chief promises more: quasi-magical powers ...
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Farmer to FDA: Get rid of misleading ‘non-GMO’ and other fad food labels

If you’ve made a grocery run at any point in the last few months, you may have noticed the proliferation ...
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Video: Filipino farmer shares insider tips for spreading GMO acceptance in developing world

To mark the occasion of World Food Day, farmers from around the world will convene in Iowa to share thoughts ...
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Biotech industry, anti-GMO activists face off over new NAFTA trade deal

The U.S., Canada and Mexico collectively addressed agricultural biotechnology like genetically modified organisms for the first time in the new ...
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Viewpoint: 7-year food fraud scheme exposes flawed oversight of organic farming

Three farmers in Nebraska just plead guilty to a food fraud scheme in which they were selling conventionally grown corn and soybeans ...
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Nigerian officials warn anti-GMO groups to end campaigns against biotech crops

National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) has warned activists to stop campaigning against genetically modified crops, describing the act as being ...
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Natural GMOs? Some crops incorporate ‘foreign DNA’ all by themselves

People opposed to or afraid of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) complain that GMOs are unsafe and unnatural. What do those ...
How to change the minds of GMO skeptics

How to change the minds of GMO skeptics

Critical thinking is something I’ve prided myself on and something I discuss frequently when giving public speeches. Unfortunately, this can sometimes ...
Talking Biotech: Does LaCroix sparking water really contain cockroach insecticide?

Talking Biotech: Does LaCroix sparking water really contain cockroach insecticide?

Join Kevin Folta as he tackles recent concerns that LaCroix sparkling water contains cockroach-killing insecticides ...
UC Davis animal geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam: The science advocate anti-GMO groups love to hate

UC Davis animal geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam: The science advocate anti-GMO groups love to hate

In the contentious arena of livestock breeding and biotechnology, Dr. Alison L. Van Eenennaam has emerged as a tireless advocate for getting ...
Buyer beware: 'Organic,' 'cage-free' and other food labels aren't always what they seem

Buyer beware: ‘Organic,’ ‘cage-free’ and other food labels aren’t always what they seem

Certain terms, such as “organic” and “gluten-free,” are strictly regulated by [federal] agencies .... Others are voluntary seal and certification ...
Chipotle on defensive in suit claiming it falsely advertised its food is non-GMO

Chipotle on defensive in suit claiming it falsely advertised its food is non-GMO

The fast-casual restaurant chain [Chipotle] that promises “food with integrity” was just informed its marketing campaign is without integrity. U.S ...
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Ex-Reuters reporter Carey Gillam: Anti-Monsanto crusader or obsessed anti-GMO activist?

[Carey Gillam] the longtime reporter, who now works for a consumer advocacy group, is pegged by her detractors as an activist at ...
Viewpoint: Demand for non-GMO food suggests consumers want 'easy' answers to nutrition and health

Viewpoint: Demand for non-GMO food suggests consumers want ‘easy’ answers to nutrition and health

Have you been grocery shopping lately? If so, it probably won’t come as much of a surprise that so-called “free-from” ...
Could gene editing overcome 'squeamishness' about GMOs and crop biotechnology?

Could gene editing overcome ‘squeamishness’ about GMOs and crop biotechnology?

Climate change is .... empowering a less familiar food foe: fungal pathogens. Molds and mildews thrive under increased precipitation and ...
Mexico's new science minister fiercely skeptical of GMO crops and new breeding techniques

Mexico’s new science minister fiercely skeptical of GMO crops and new breeding techniques

In early June, evolutionary developmental biologist Elena Álvarez-Buylla received an out-of-the-blue phone call from the campaign of Andrés Manuel López ...
Russian social media 'bots' push GMO-autism link, new report shows

Russian social media ‘bots’ push GMO-autism link, new report shows

Social media accounts sponsored by the Kremlin have whipped up fears about western food and water supplies, analysis shows. Scores of ...
Viewpoint: Europe's anti-GMO activists copy smear tactics of extremist US organic lobbyists

Viewpoint: Europe’s anti-GMO activists copy smear tactics of extremist US organic lobbyists

Some bad ideas have originated in America. Reality television, spray-on cheese, pineapple pizza, and deep-fried Hostess Twinkies come to mind. But the ...
Ghana set to introduce GMOs for human consumption, regulators say

Ghana set to introduce GMOs for human consumption, regulators say

Ghana is now ready to introduce genetically modified .... food onto the market, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the ...
Viewpoint: Activists promotion of 'fog of misinformation' about GMOs challenges science communicators

Viewpoint: Activists promotion of ‘fog of misinformation’ about GMOs challenges science communicators

Activists spend all day peddling nonsense. If they spent that kind of time on constructive issues…sigh. [A] local radio station ...
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Viewpoint: Experts must ‘shut down’ junk science on social media before it causes real damage

[A] new study by the Pew Research Center found over two out of three Americans (68 percent) now get at least some ...
Lawsuit alleging Chipotle falsely advertised non-GMO ingredients headed back to court

Lawsuit alleging Chipotle falsely advertised non-GMO ingredients headed back to court

Reconsidering his previous dismissal, a federal judge has decided to advance a class action accusing Chipotle Mexican Grill of falsely ...
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70 percent of consumers confused about GMOs, but may still embrace crop biotech

To better gauge and understand consumer perceptions of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) .....  a new public survey commissioned by GMO ...
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Viewpoint: Divide between GMO and organic is ‘arbitrary nonsense’

The organic food lobby has been successfully demonizing safe and effective biotechnology for the last two decades. Part of their ...
Viewpoint: Anti-GMO groups offer no solutions to Africa's food security problems

Viewpoint: Anti-GMO groups offer no solutions to Africa’s food security problems

A joke that is going around refers to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as “nothing going on.” My experience over a 15-year ...
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Viewpoint: Frankenstein’s legacy is a ‘distrust of science’—and GMOs

The novel ushered in a concept that actively harms the Global South two centuries later ...
As genetic engineering evolves, are non-GMO food labels meaningful?

As genetic engineering evolves, are non-GMO food labels meaningful?

A group called the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation has petitioned the [FDA] to prohibit use of the term “Non-GMO” on food .... [T]he ...
Biotech industry will engage public to ease fear of CRISPR gene editing

Biotech industry will engage public to ease fear of CRISPR gene editing

A new gene-editing technology known as CRISPR could soon be used to alter the crops producing the food we eat ...