Viewpoint: ‘Organic crops are healthier than GMOs,’ and 6 other anti-science myths we should forget

Viewpoint: ‘Organic crops are healthier than GMOs,’ and 6 other anti-science myths we should forget

As much as we hate to acknowledge it, many of the once-viable ideas that are swimming around in the memory ...
Viewpoint: Health risks of GMOs never materialized, so activist groups now misinform about biodiversity impact of GM crops

Viewpoint: Health risks of GMOs never materialized, so activist groups now misinform about biodiversity impact of GM crops

[A]fter 20 years without presenting a single proven case of harm from biotech crops, [the anti-GMO activists'] argument has collapsed ...
Podcast: Trans women in female-only sports; Men and women need distinct brain tumor therapies; Illegal GMOs in Peru

Podcast: Trans women in female-only sports; Men and women need distinct brain tumor therapies; Illegal GMOs in Peru

Should trans women be allowed to compete in female-only sports? It's a polarizing question with no easy answer in a ...
Conservative media touts Danish study raising doubts about mask effectiveness. Health experts say that’s dangerous

Conservative media touts Danish study raising doubts about mask effectiveness. Health experts say that’s dangerous

In [a] large, randomized study published [November 18] in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers observed more than 6,000 people in Denmark ...
Viewpoint: Nobel Prize for CRISPR refutes anti-GMO activist rhetoric about crop gene editing

Viewpoint: Nobel Prize for CRISPR refutes anti-GMO activist rhetoric about crop gene editing

The year is coming to an end, and 2020 has popped a balloon filled with myths, untruths and lies deliberately ...
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Viewpoint: Why we shouldn’t be scared of human gene editing

[G]ene editing is not something to be scared of, and we must spread the word. It is a tool that ...
Antioxidants: Magic bullets for health and longevity—or marketing gimmick?

Antioxidants: Magic bullets for health and longevity—or marketing gimmick?

Antioxidants are chemical compounds that can be a vitamin, mineral, enzyme, or one of thousands of other naturally occurring plant ...
Viewpoint: Chinese scientists push unsupported claim that COVID originated in India

Viewpoint: Chinese scientists push unsupported claim that COVID originated in India

[A] recent preprint by Chinese scientists Libing Shen, Funan He and Zhao Zhang titled ‘The early cryptic transmission and evolution of ...
Video: Anti-COVID vaccine movement? How the Trump administration has eroded trust in science

Video: Anti-COVID vaccine movement? How the Trump administration has eroded trust in science

Distrust in the Trump administration has turned into distrust of science, adding to an already powerful anti-vaccine movement. Infectious-disease epidemiologists ...
‘People always have, and likely always will, fear new things’: Why we still can’t buy AquaBounty's GM salmon

‘People always have, and likely always will, fear new things’: Why we still can’t buy AquaBounty’s GM salmon

An ordinary salmon could take three years to grow, while AquaBounty’s fish grows to full size in just eighteen months. What ...
Viewpoint: 3 anti-GMO myths that hinder Nigeria’s adoption of biotech crops

Viewpoint: 3 anti-GMO myths that hinder Nigeria’s adoption of biotech crops

[Here are some] top GMO myths especially prevalent in Nigeria. Myth 1: GMOs are unnatural, playing God and cause wrath ...
3 biggest COVID rumors and false claims debunked

3 biggest COVID rumors and false claims debunked

One of the most shared claims this week - one that has been circulating since early this year - is ...
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Pandemic food shortages could boost Ghana’s acceptance of insect-resistant GM Bt cowpea

The Covid-19 pandemic is increasing public interest in local food production, which may boost consumer acceptance of the insect-resistant genetically ...
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Viewpoint: Despite its ‘social justice pretense’ agroecology promotes poverty in developing countries

The world is made up of sunshine and butterflies, roses and rainbows. If we can stop Father Profit from raping ...
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Viewpoint: ‘More marketing than science’—Why the case against GM crops is built on misinformation

Consumer Reports, a nonprofit better known for rating cars and dishwashers, wrote about GMOs in its 2014 article “Where GMOs ...
Podcast: Lockdown skeptics are COVID 'deniers'? Plant burgers don't cause 'man boobs.' GMOs and terrorism

Podcast: Lockdown skeptics are COVID ‘deniers’? Plant burgers don’t cause ‘man boobs.’ GMOs and terrorism

If you oppose lockdowns to stop the spread of COVID, are you a science denier, a covidiot? Potentially dangerous genetically ...
Viewpoint: Biotechnology gave us a COVID vaccine. Could that end the anti-GMO movement?

Viewpoint: Biotechnology gave us a COVID vaccine. Could that end the anti-GMO movement?

[T]he anti-GMO movement had been growing ever stronger over the years. But, if the reliably anti-GMO organization U.S. Right to ...
Which countries are most and least open to embracing a safe and effective COVID vaccine?

Which countries are most and least open to embracing a safe and effective COVID vaccine?

[A] study, which polled the opinions of over 13,000 people from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas and was published [October 20] ...
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Viewpoint: USDA’s ‘lax’ gene-editing regulations could hurt consumer acceptance of CRISPR crops

Researchers at North Carolina State University call for a coalition of biotech industry, government and non-government organizations, trade organizations, and ...
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Politics spoiling Americans’ trust in COVID-19 vaccines

[H]ow can politicians convince large swathes of the American public to take a vaccine once it becomes available? The answer ...
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Viewpoint: There’s no such thing as a ‘toxic’ chemical (it’s all based on dose and exposure)—and 4 other common food marketing myths busted

[H]ere are five common “healthy halo” buzzwords to look out for. … 1) Clean Everything from “clean ingredients” to “clean ...
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COVID vaccine roulette: Here’s why so many people are wary of a coronavirus shot

A June poll by University of Miami researchers found that 42 percent of Black respondents agreed with the statement: “The coronavirus is ...
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Consumers remain wary of GM foods, potentially slowing global adoption of biotech crops

Despite nearly three decades in the marketplace and near-universal scientific consensus on their safety, a new international survey finds that ...
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Podcast: GM salmon coming soon? Food ingredients you can’t pronounce are safe; Monsanto patent lawsuit myths

Monsanto never sued farmers because their fields were accidentally contaminated with the company's GM seed. AquaBounty's genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon ...
Viewpoint: Calling Great Barrington Declaration endorsers 'COVID deniers' itself denies there are better strategies than lockdowns to contain the pandemic

Viewpoint: Calling Great Barrington Declaration endorsers ‘COVID deniers’ itself denies there are better strategies than lockdowns to contain the pandemic

We may not know for quite a while whether the three academics who wrote the Great Barrington Declaration are right or ...
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Viewpoint: How postmodernism birthed Europe’s anti-GMO movement

Tounderstand why Europe is restricting the use of some technologies, while the United States are not following the same path ...
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When should politicians take guidance from scientists?

Why should politicians listen to scientists? Are scientists always right? What happens when scientists disagree among themselves? In an ideal ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Frankenfood’? Anti-GMO rhetoric more harmful than ever in a hungry, post-COVID world

With trend culture emphasizing ‘earth-to-table’ recipes and organic ingredients, it’s no wonder that the perception of GMOs as a kind ...
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