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Book review: Activist-friendly ‘GMOs Decoded’ paints a misleading picture of crop biotech

Sheldon Krimsky’s latest book, GMOs Decoded, has a foreword by Marion Nestle, an emeritus professor at New York University and ...
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Science majors less skeptical of GMOs than other undergraduates? Yes, but not by much

For the past few years, I’ve been fortunate to supervise a number of students working on their undergraduate thesis in ...
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‘Plandemic’ viral video gives anti-vaccination conspiracy movement a booster shot

In a video posted to YouTube on [May 4], a woman animatedly described an unsubstantiated secret plot by global elites ...
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Viewpoint: Modern ‘post-truth’ politics ignores sustainability benefits of GMOs and pesticides

As Africa shows, locust plagues can be devastating for food security, and climate science enables us to detect that certain ...
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Book review: Sheldon Krimsky’s ‘GMOs Decoded’ cherry-picks data to spur fear of biotech crops

Judith Heimann reviews “GMOs Decoded: A Skeptic’s View of Genetically Modified Foods,” by Sheldon Krimsky ...
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‘Denial, blame, and conspiratorial thinking’: Anti-vaxxers’ dangerous rhetoric during coronavirus pandemic

So far, the responses from major players wear down a familiar path of conspiratorial thinking and government mistrust ...
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Anti-GMO Advocacy Funding Tracker: Vast network of donors and NGOs seed doubt about crop biotechnology

Who is David and who is Goliath when it comes to the GMO debate? Anti-biotech activists have long maintained that ...
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Africa’s smallholder farmers need support to build resiliency and sustainability

The world is at a standstill due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the smallholder farmers who feed millions of Africans ...
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COVID-19, climate change may accelerate public acceptance of CRISPR-edited food

Gene editing, like genetic modification, is a technology that has attracted a fair amount of skepticism from European regulators and ...
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Podcast: ‘Food bullying’ fear of GMO insulin parallels skepticism of biotech crops

Our guest, Heather Barnes, tells parents, “You are doing great.” Having a child with different dietary needs opens the door ...
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Regulation and anti-GMO activism: Roadblocks on the way to saving the American chestnut tree

In traditional plant breeding .... farmers .... cross varieties with desired traits .... and select promising mixtures for sought-after qualities ...
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Anti-vaxxers and anti-GMO lobby double down on COVID China conspiracy theory

As the World Health Organization warns of a misinformation “infodemic,” anti-science groups around the world are doubling down on a ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Just plain bad science’: FOX News promotes C/19 fatality ‘study’ by 2 California ‘fake experts’

There’s a pandemic of more than just COVID-19 right now. There’s also a pandemic of pseudoscience, misinformation, disinformation, and just ...
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Viewpoint: Journalism or propaganda? Animal rights group pays UK newspaper The Guardian to bash agriculture

We grew up in an era when the mainstream media reported the news straightforwardly, but now much of it is ...
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Podcast: Why scientists have an obligation to teach the public about GMOs

Dr. Maha Arujanan is the global coordinator of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) and also ...
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Viewpoint: Norman Borlaug saved millions of lives, would his critics prefer he hadn’t?

Norman Borlaug is perhaps the most important person in human history whose name and legacy remain largely unknown. A hero ...
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Viewpoint: Coronavirus pandemic has alerted consumers to the ‘silliness’ of organic food marketing

Remember when buying those “non-toxic” cleaning supplies made you feel like you were being a good person? Yeah, those were ...
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Consumers may pay more for lab-grown meat once told about its perceived benefits

A study at Maastricht University claims people are prepared to pay more for lab-grown meat after being told of its ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Big Ag’ caused the coronavirus pandemic? Predatory science journal amplifies baseless COVID-19 conspiracy

With the global pandemic caused by Covid-19, agricultural supply chains around the world have been taxed to ensure consistent and ...
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Viewpoint: How precautionary public health policy turned coronavirus into a ‘global train wreck’

Worldwide coronavirus response was a failure in risk management ...
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Podcast: Coronavirus conspiracies deadlier than the disease? Next pandemic worse? Spit test spots more COVID-19

A dearth of coronavirus tests has exacerbated the COVID-19 pandemic in the US and elsewhere, but a newly FDA-approved test ...
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Capitalizing on corona: Conspiracy theorists blame COVID-19 on glyphosate, GMOs and the ‘New World Order’

With a quarter of the world’s population currently in lockdown, time has never been better for ..... frauds, as they ...
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How Liberia’s decisive response to contain the Ebola outbreak provides a blueprint for how to manage the coronavirus and future pandemics

In April of 2014, an outbreak of a disease named after the Ebola River in Congo was reported in Guinea, ...
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COVID: Top 10 current conspiracy theories

As the COVID-19 crisis worsens, the world also faces a global misinformation pandemic. Conspiracy theories that behave like viruses themselves ...
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Washington Supreme Court orders reassessment of $18 million penalty against food industry group alleged to have concealed GMO labeling campaign funding

The Washington Supreme Court has ordered a lower court to reconsider the largest penalty for campaign finance violations ever assessed ...
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Podcast: Coronavirus ‘antidote’ from recovered patient blood? Did the virus escape from a lab? Anti-science activism causes needless harm

While political leaders and scientists speculate that coronavirus is beginning to loosen its grip on the world, hospitals are considering ...
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Podcast: ‘Angry Chef’ Anthony Warner takes on food pseudoscience and COVID-19 misinformation

Anthony Warner, better known as "the Angry Chef," visits the Fuel the Pedal podcast to examine how nutrition science is ...
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How the ‘seductive myth of nature’s goodness’ infiltrated our thinking about food, medicine and even makeup

“Humankind is poised to make monumental decisions,” Alan Levinovitz warns, “about the meaning and importance of natural goodness.” ... His ...