Viewpoint: GMO misinformation—How ‘pseudoscience and romanticization of premodern agriculture’ undermine food sustainability

Viewpoint: GMO misinformation—How ‘pseudoscience and romanticization of premodern agriculture’ undermine food sustainability

There are legitimate grievances to be made about modern industrial agriculture, but the use of modern biotechnology for the development ...
Infographic: COVID rejection ideology — Vaccine skeptics are also prevention skeptics

Infographic: COVID rejection ideology — Vaccine skeptics are also prevention skeptics

How many Americans won’t get the vaccine? If the figure is fairly low, the ability of the virus to spread ...
Viewpoint: ‘War against the West’: Russia powers global vaccine rejectionist movement even as it inoculates its own citizens

Viewpoint: ‘War against the West’: Russia powers global vaccine rejectionist movement even as it inoculates its own citizens

Anyone active on social media is aware that there is a great deal of passionate but ill-founded opposition to vaccination, ...
Assessing AstraZeneca’s vaccine: Are those who get the shot in danger of blood clots or are governments being overly cautious?

Assessing AstraZeneca’s vaccine: Are those who get the shot in danger of blood clots or are governments being overly cautious?

[A] few cases of a rare blood-clotting disorder — some fatal — emerged within the past month or so, [and] ...
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Viewpoint: Why is National Geographic embracing simplistic activist narratives on nuanced pesticide controversies?

For more than a century, National Geographic has produced a high-quality magazine that is well-grounded in science, history and culture ...
Podcast: Nature makes 'GMO' fish; Biology and gender; Curing sickle cell with CRISPR

Podcast: Nature makes ‘GMO’ fish; Biology and gender; Curing sickle cell with CRISPR

Anti-GMO groups have long warned about the dangers of AquaBounty's genetically engineered salmon. But as it turns out, transgenic fish ...
International science denial: Top-5 activist groups spreading anti-GMO myths in Latin America

International science denial: Top-5 activist groups spreading anti-GMO myths in Latin America

The United States and Europe are home to some of the most influential anti-biotechnology advocacy groups in the world. They ...
Viewpoint: This one man may be responsible for spreading more COVID misinformation than anyone else on TV or social media

Viewpoint: This one man may be responsible for spreading more COVID misinformation than anyone else on TV or social media

Alex Berenson: the former New York Times reporter, Yale-educated novelist, avid tweeter, online essayist, and all-around pandemic gadfly [has] has ...
Viewpoint: MAGA right targets Dr. Fauci to promote alternative reality about COVID dangers

Viewpoint: MAGA right targets Dr. Fauci to promote alternative reality about COVID dangers

American citizens have witnessed one of the most dramatic vindications of scientific expertise in our history. We have been healthier ...
Military resisting COVID vaccines: Nearly 40% of US Marines have rejected shots

Military resisting COVID vaccines: Nearly 40% of US Marines have rejected shots

As of [April 9], approximately 75,500 Marines have received vaccines, including fully vaccinated and partially vaccinated service men and women ...
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CRISPR food in Japan: Consumers more skeptical of gene-edited livestock than crops, survey shows

Because humans tend to feel closer to animals than plants, and commonly express feelings regarding animal welfare but not plant ...
Viewpoint: Uganda’s ‘mistrust of science’ threatens local farming innovation and economic growth

Viewpoint: Uganda’s ‘mistrust of science’ threatens local farming innovation and economic growth

Uganda is merely watching as other countries embrace technologies such as biotechnology that are transforming agriculture and earning them huge ...
Viewpoint: Europe's anti-GMO ‘doom mongers’ have been astonishingly silent about safe, effective GE COVID vaccines

Viewpoint: Europe’s anti-GMO ‘doom mongers’ have been astonishingly silent about safe, effective GE COVID vaccines

The procurement of the vaccine and the rollout in the UK has been truly world leading and it is already ...
Video: 10 of the most prominent anti-vaccine celebrities, from Jim Carrey to Jenny McCarthy

Video: 10 of the most prominent anti-vaccine celebrities, from Jim Carrey to Jenny McCarthy

Why do many celebrities reject science? Watch the video below to find out which Hollywood stars are anti-vaccine. 1. Jenna ...
Manipulation and persuasion: Here’s what goes on inside a $600 COVID conspiracy boot camp

Manipulation and persuasion: Here’s what goes on inside a $600 COVID conspiracy boot camp

Marketplace journalists took part in a U.S. COVID-19 conspiracy "boot camp," where aspiring activists — including the leader of one ...
Processed food doesn’t necessarily equal unhealthy food, study finds

Processed food doesn’t necessarily equal unhealthy food, study finds

Classification systems that categorise foods according to their ‘level of processing’ have been used to predict diet quality and health ...
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Facebook says it has banned vaccine disinformation — but it’s still far too easy to find

Facebook says it has banned vaccine disinformation — but it’s still far too easy to find

Facebook issued a broad prohibition in January 2020 on false claims or conspiracy theories about the coronavirus “that could cause ...
Viewpoint: Here's what 'whole grain' really means—and it's not the health claim you've been told it is

Viewpoint: Here’s what ‘whole grain’ really means—and it’s not the health claim you’ve been told it is

Consumers have been so saturated with vague marketing claims that nearly 50 percent can't correctly identify what is claimed to ...
Afraid of Environmental Working Group’s 'Dirty Dozen' list? Here’s 12 reasons you shouldn’t be

Afraid of Environmental Working Group’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ list? Here’s 12 reasons you shouldn’t be

Many regular food shoppers anxiously await the results of the Environmental Working Group’s annual “Dirty Dozen” list. Even if you ...
3 science communication tips from a pro: Geneticist Kevin Folta explains how to build trust with GMO skeptics

3 science communication tips from a pro: Geneticist Kevin Folta explains how to build trust with GMO skeptics

Kevin Folta, professor at the University of Florida, has dedicated much of his professional life to not only pushing the ...
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Opposition to crop biotechnology fuels ‘global trade concerns,’ Congressional Research Service finds

When foods containing GE ingredients were first introduced in the 1990s, some members of the public called for banning them ...
Neil deGrasse Tyson on our distrust of scientists: Why do we love our smartphones but reject science when it comes to COVID?

Neil deGrasse Tyson on our distrust of scientists: Why do we love our smartphones but reject science when it comes to COVID?

We have apparently passed through a portal where pseudoscience, anti-science, fear-of-science and science-denial all thrive in our culture. Where systems ...
Viewpoint: India's 'retreat' from GM crops in the face of dogmatic opposition will harm its farmers

Viewpoint: India’s ‘retreat’ from GM crops in the face of dogmatic opposition will harm its farmers

In deciding to consider proposals for GM crop field trials only upon the recommendation of state governments, [the Indian government] ...
Viewpoint: COVID-19 vaccine success should prompt us to rethink our fear of GMO ‘Frankenfoods’

Viewpoint: COVID-19 vaccine success should prompt us to rethink our fear of GMO ‘Frankenfoods’

[COVID vaccines are] one of the biggest, and certainly the most high-profile, utilizations of genetic technology in the history of ...
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Viewpoint: Will 5G harm you? Activist groups succeed in stirring conspiracy health risk phobias, as New York State legislature prepares to debate ‘growing evidence’ of harm

Two bills were recently introduced in the New York State legislature (in the Assembly and in the Senate) to establish ...
FDA warns Joe Mercola to stop selling fake COVID remedies and cures

FDA warns Joe Mercola to stop selling fake COVID remedies and cures

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned Joseph Mercola, an osteopath who heads a large online “alternative ...
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