Viewpoint: Friends of the Earth ignores organic pesticides harmful to bees

Viewpoint: Friends of the Earth ignores organic pesticides harmful to bees

Friends of the Earth Canada is calling on Ontario Minister of the Environment Chris Ballard to investigate the sale of ...
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California court rejects challenge of state’s decision to label glyphosate herbicide as possible carcinogen

A state appeals court on [April 19] backed California’s listing of the widely used herbicide glyphosate as a possible cause ...
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‘Kenya’s silver bullet’? How GMO insect resistant Bt corn could help farmers fight fall armyworm outbreak

Genetically modified maize, Bacillus Thuringiensis (BT) could be Kenya’s silver bullet in the fight against Fall Armyworm which has so ...
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Viewpoint: Food companies’ ‘meaningless’ non-GMO labels insult farmers, threaten food sustainability

The conditions that will befall our food system require innovative solutions like those offered by biotechnology to ensure food security ...
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Plant ‘vaccines’, CRISPR gene editing could increase crop yields and reduce pesticide use

When European researchers recently announced a new technique that could potentially replace chemical pesticides with a natural “vaccine” for crops, ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-GMO groups’ crusade against Golden Rice not backed by science

Golden Rice was declared safe for consumption by Canada recently. This has huge implications for the rest of the world, ...
First gene drive developed for crop pest targets invasive fruit fly that damages berries

First gene drive developed for crop pest targets invasive fruit fly that damages berries

Biologists at the University of California San Diego have developed a method of manipulating the genes of an agricultural pest ...
Viewpoint: Challenging the belief that GMOs are key to feeding the world's hungry

Viewpoint: Challenging the belief that GMOs are key to feeding the world’s hungry

Industrial agriculture and biotech interests have built entire campaigns saying that we “need” genetically engineered organisms to “feed the world” ...
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Viewpoint: Organic Consumers Association promotes conspiracy theory blaming farm pesticides for school shootings

A crackpot named E. G. Vallianatos has written a blog post that links pesticides to school shootings. He says, "[Pesticides] may have ...
Nobel laureate Sir Richard Roberts: Uganda will remain trapped by food poverty if its leaders bow to anti-biotech activists

Nobel laureate Sir Richard Roberts: Uganda will remain trapped by food poverty if its leaders bow to anti-biotech activists

One of the main sources of nutrition for poor Ugandans, bananas, is on the verge of being wiped out by ...
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Video: Genetic Literacy Project founder Jon Entine on GMOs and ‘chemophobia’

In this episode of The Dissenter, Ricardo Lopes interviews Genetic Literacy Project founder Jon Entine about bioengineering, GMOs and "chemophobia." Ricardo ...
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‘Will people eat it?’: The public opinion battle over CRISPR gene-edited food is just beginning

Zachary Lippman, a plant biologist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, stood among 2 acres of his experimental crops, including some ...
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Geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam: ‘First World’ anti-GMO activists perpetuate starvation in developing countries

Needed GMO technology to help citizens in Third World countries is being thwarted by activist groups in First World countries ...
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Some in Germany’s Green Party reconsidering long-held opposition to GMOs and genetic engineering

Genetic engineering is the devil's tool of the agricultural industry, dangerous to health and the environment. Or so you could summarize the ...
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Viewpoint: Why ‘organic’ should be redefined to include GMOs

The challenges of sustainable food production without damaging the environment for a growing human population have increased considerably. The current ...
Will public embrace CRISPR crops if they can help feed our growing population and protect the environment?

Will public embrace CRISPR crops if they can help feed our growing population and protect the environment?

Experts estimate we’ll be eating the first CRISPR produce — likely strawberries or another type of fruit — within five ...
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Podcast: How anti-GMO activists used ‘fake news’ to attack University of Florida plant scientist Kevin Folta

In this episode, [Liz Haswell and Ivan Baxter] talk to Kevin Folta, Professor and Chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department ...
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Viewpoint: Rampage movie offers twisted take on CRISPR gene editing

Is a film based on a video game with fleeting mentions of a biotech buzzword compelling sci-fi? No. But I ...
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The high price of food labels

Many people assume that organic and non-GMO foods are more expensive, but is that really the case? In the recently ...
Can biotechnology defuse the looming 'bananapocalypse'?

Can biotechnology defuse the looming ‘bananapocalypse’?

Scientists have developed GMO bananas resistant to a destructive disease sweeping across the globe. But they may never reach the ...
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Viewpoint: 6 reasons to reject the Environmental Working Group’s misinformation on food and pesticides

1. It creates a false sense of food risk where next to none exists. They are not a testing organization. They ...
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Frankenfoods? A ‘terrible word’ that could describe more foods than you might realize

What's a Frankenfood? If science matters, it's not food with ingredients whose genes have been precision modified ...
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Viewpoint: EWG’s Dirty Dozen foods and pesticides list scares people away from healthy eating

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) on [April 10] released its 2018 “Dirty Dozen” list to showcase the top pesticide-riddled fruits and vegetables. But some argue ...
Viewpoint: How an anti-GMO reporter discovered science and embraced the benefits of crop biotechnology

Viewpoint: How an anti-GMO reporter discovered science and embraced the benefits of crop biotechnology

I’ve ... come to learn that GMOs are a stand-in for many other gripes, like industrialization and corporatization. They’re viewed ...
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Gene editing in agriculture: Disclosure, communication and transparency critical to public acceptance

Communication is critical around the topic of gene-editing, an emerging technology that involves making precise changes in the genetic material ...
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Viewpoint: GMO critic Vandana Shiva’s anti-modernity crusade threatens world’s poor

The recently-published “Social Justice Warrior Handbook,” which satirizes people who promote liberal, multicultural, anti-capitalist, anti-globalization, politically correct views, could have ...
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Bill Gates endorses CRISPR gene editing to spur food, medical innovation

Philanthropist Bill Gates today strongly endorsed new gene editing techniques such as CRISPR, saying they could help humanity overcome some ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-biotech activists don’t understand the difference between GMOs and CRISPR crops

CRISPR-Cas9 may genetically modify a crop, but it doesn’t necessarily result in a genetically modified organism, the dreaded GMO. To ...