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Trump’s osteopathic doctor Sean Conley’s willingness to withhold national security related information about president’s infection resurrects stigmas about DOs

[A]s Dr. Sean Conley, [D.O.] issued public updates on his treatment of Trump’s COVID-19, the questions and the insults about ...
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It’s not going away: We need a real, non-political debate about the best way to live with COVID or countries will fracture

In 1968, at the height of the last great influenza pandemic, at least a million people worldwide died, including 100,000 ...
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Biden vs Trump on technology

In every presidential election since 2008, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) has released a report examining the two ...
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Only 67% of schools teach evolution is ‘settled science’ although teaching creationism in schools is on the wane

American teachers have not always been afforded the luxury of teaching evolution forthrightly. John Thomas Scopes, for example, was famously ...
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New England Journal of Medicine sets aside 200 years of politics, editorializing FDA and CDC have been compromised, calling political leadership ‘dangerously incompetent’

Covid-19 has created a crisis throughout the world. This crisis has produced a test of leadership. With no good options ...
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Viewpoint: Setting pandemic guidelines, policymakers should be informed by science, not just follow the ‘precautionary principle’

Those who simply say “follow the science” often believe we should follow a ‘precautionary principle’ when we determine coronavirus policy—to make ...
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‘Percy’ director defends anti-Monsanto film against charges of inaccuracy from farmers

The director of a new film about a Saskatchewan grain farmer’s legal fight with biotech giant Monsanto says the drama ...
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COVID politics: 47 instances in which Trump Administration interfered in recommended coronavirus responses, Congressional committee finds

[The October 2 Select Subcommittee] staff analysis found at least 47 separate incidents of political interference in the Administration’s coronavirus ...
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Conspiracy promoter Mike ‘Health Ranger’ Adams built online disinformation Natural News online empire that subverts science, report finds

Alternative health guru and conspiracy theorist Mike Adams, founder of the popular website Natural News, has been identified as the ...
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With concerns rising that Trump was conspiring to end run FDA vaccine standards, White House reverses decision to block release after the agency ignored the president and published them anyway

The White House on [October 6] approved tough new standards for coronavirus vaccines after weeks of delay, but only after the ...
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Generation Z accepts GMOs, but 72% not ready to eat lab-grown meat, survey shows

It wasn’t long ago that a U.S.-based study found that 77 percent of Generation Z are just fine with food ...
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Podcast: GM crops don’t change your DNA; Monsanto ‘owns’ global food supply? South American anti-biotech invasion

Are GM crops unnatural? Can they change your DNA? And does 'Big Ag' own the global food supply? The answer ...
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‘Least desirable guest at any party’: Botched US COVID response puts Olympic participation in danger

[The U.S.] usually has the largest contingent of athletes at the Summer Games. And it’s the highest-value single market for ...
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Spillover effect: Could GMO disinformation shake public trust in other scientific innovations?

In 2016, the World Economic Forum listed online digital misinformation as one of the leading threats to modern societies. Campaigns ...
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Infographic: 5 different ways COVID vaccines work

COVID vaccine hesitancy is on the rise, perhaps in the wake of pressure to speed approval beyond scientific reason. But I think ...
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Stockholm syndrome revisited: As Sweden’s COVID rate flattens and masks disappear, experts ponder ‘no lockdown’ blueprint

Normalcy has never been more contentious than in Sweden. Almost alone in the Western world, the Swedes refused to impose ...
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Video: Vaccine expert Paul Offit talks with Medscape’s Eric Topol on the pitfalls and promise of COVID ‘Operation Warp Speed’

[Editor's note: This interview can be watched in full at Medscape. Watch it here. Read a transcript of the interview ...
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Trust in scientists high globally, Pew survey finds, but public still skeptical of GM crops

The good news is that there’s widespread trust in scientists and a strong desire to act on their findings on ...
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‘Regenerative’ agriculture: Organic farming buzz word, or the path to sustainable food production?

The goal should be sustainability, not trying to advance an ideology ...
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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 ...
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FDA releases free ‘Feed your mind’ curriculum to teach students about GMOs

[September 29], the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has posted additional “Feed Your Mind” consumer education materials.  Developed in ...
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Podcast: Monsanto v Percy Schmeiser; Experts spread misinformation, too; Fasting a fad diet?

Just-released courtroom drama 'Percy' tells the David vs. Goliath story of a Canadian farmer's battle against Monsanto. Did the film ...
Viewpoint: There's nothing wrong with organic farming, but it's not the 'pinnacle of sustainability'

Viewpoint: There’s nothing wrong with organic farming, but it’s not the ‘pinnacle of sustainability’

Organic food sales in the United States reached $50.1 billion in 2019, up 4.6% from the previous year, according to ...
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Viewpoint: There’s no such thing as a ‘GMO,’ and the history of potatoes illustrates why the term is ‘nonsensical’

The expression “genetically modified organisms” (“GMOs”) is not only void of scientific value, but has negative effects on agricultural progress ...
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Viewpoint: ‘GMOs change your DNA’ and 7 other anti-biotech myths debunked

There are quite a bit of misconceptions and myths surrounding that term and what GMOs actually are. But it’s important ...
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52% of UK consumers say farmers should have access to gene-edited crops, survey finds

The public have highlighted their worry over the fragility of the food system in the face of Covid-19, climate change ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-Monsanto film ‘Percy’ promotes public confusion about crop biotech

Percy Schmeiser, a farmer from [Saskatchewan, Canada], has the real-life role of David in the movie adaptation of a reality ...