How to teach evolution when students hold creationist views

How to teach evolution when students hold creationist views

University instructors employ a variety of methods when teaching evolution in classes in which large numbers of students reject the ...
High cost of biotech seeds drives one farmer to switch some acreage to non-GMO

High cost of biotech seeds drives one farmer to switch some acreage to non-GMO

In 2014, Reed fought for financial breath even after skinning inputs one by one...With an eye on cost control, he ...
Viewpoint: How the Monsanto-Bayer merger threatens livelihoods of rural America

Viewpoint: How the Monsanto-Bayer merger threatens livelihoods of rural America

[Writer Austin Frerick lives in Winterset, Iowa and is a former economist at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.] Iowa ...
Food Evolution director Scott Hamilton Kennedy: 'I wanted to reset the debate' over food and farming

Food Evolution director Scott Hamilton Kennedy: ‘I wanted to reset the debate’ over food and farming

Oscar-nominated director talks with the Genetic Literacy Project about the reaction his documentary has received, both from GMO critics and ...
Indian scientist: Promoting 'rich man's' organic food' and delaying insect-resistant GMO eggplant hurts poor

Indian scientist: Promoting ‘rich man’s’ organic food’ and delaying insect-resistant GMO eggplant hurts poor

Chairman of Review Committee for Genetic Manipulations (RCGM) Dr B Sesikeran ... said by stalling Bt brinjal [eggplant], India has only done more ...
Why one anti-GMO farmer switched to genetically engineered herbicide-tolerant seeds

Why one anti-GMO farmer switched to genetically engineered herbicide-tolerant seeds

Greg Guenther is now an enthusiastic user of genetically modified seed, despite steering clear of it in the mid-1990s, having ...
Chipotle got rid of food with 'scary-sounding chemicals'—So why are customers getting sick?

Chipotle got rid of food with ‘scary-sounding chemicals’—So why are customers getting sick?

[Editor's note: Joseph Perrone is the Chief Science Officer at the Center for Accountability in Science.] [Spring 2017], Chipotle reinforced its ...
Podcast: NY Times reports glyphosate in Ben & Jerry's ice cream. What's the science?

Podcast: NY Times reports glyphosate in Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. What’s the science?

Biologist David Oppenheimer, nutritionist Shelley McGuire: Pro-organic group's glyphosate analysis no substitute for peer-reviewed science ...
'Chemicals' not biggest threat to food safety—and 9 other myths about modern farming busted

‘Chemicals’ not biggest threat to food safety—and 9 other myths about modern farming busted

Next time you’re at the grocery store, consider these 10 modern myths about the most ancient occupation. 4. A pesticide ...
How EU could make GMO crop regulations more scientific

How EU could make GMO crop regulations more scientific

In recent years, the EU legislation on genetically modified (GM) crops has come under severe criticism. Among the arguments are ...
Behind the NY Times glyphosate fiasco: Why anti-GMO activists turned on Ben & Jerry's

Behind the NY Times glyphosate fiasco: Why anti-GMO activists turned on Ben & Jerry’s

The pile-on against Ben & Jerry's — "outed" for having traces of glyphosate in its ice creams — seems like ...
Agronomist: No amount of data will satisfy 'anti-biotech extremists' peddling precautionary principle

Agronomist: No amount of data will satisfy ‘anti-biotech extremists’ peddling precautionary principle

[Tim Durham is a professor of agronomy and agricultural science at Ferrum College in Virginia.] The [precautionary principle, or PP] ...
Studies claiming serious GMO crop risks published mostly in low quality journals and riddled with conflicts of interest, bad science

Studies claiming serious GMO crop risks published mostly in low quality journals and riddled with conflicts of interest, bad science

[Editor's note: Miguel Sanchez is Executive Director of ChileBio. Wayne Parrott is a professor of Crop Science at the University of ...
Parts per billion trace amounts of glyphosate herbicide found in Ben & Jerry's ice cream

Parts per billion trace amounts of glyphosate herbicide found in Ben & Jerry’s ice cream

A growing number of foods commonly found in kitchens across America have tested positive for glyphosate, the herbicide that is ...
Herbicide-tainted Ben & Jerry's ice cream? NY Times falls for anti-science group's dubious attack on glyphosate

Herbicide-tainted Ben & Jerry’s ice cream? NY Times falls for anti-science group’s dubious attack on glyphosate

The Organic Consumers Association uses junk science testing organization to claim ice cream contains trace parts-per-billion of glyphosate—at least tens ...
Activists claim 'faulty' environmental assessment led to approval of Canadian GMO salmon facility

Activists claim ‘faulty’ environmental assessment led to approval of Canadian GMO salmon facility

It was a faulty environmental assessment process that allowed a company in eastern [Prince Edward Island (P.E.I), Canada] to build ...
33 Indian economists urge Prime Minister to approve GM mustard

33 Indian economists urge Prime Minister to approve GM mustard

Dear Mr. Prime Minister, We, a group of concerned Indian economists, write this open letter to express our strong support ...
Monsanto's Robert Fraley: How gene editing and data science can help meet global food needs sustainably

Monsanto’s Robert Fraley: How gene editing and data science can help meet global food needs sustainably

[Editor’s Note: Robert Fraley is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Monsanto.] I was humbled to be the ...
Geoffrey Kabat's 'Getting Risk Right' on science media and good vs. poor quality studies

Geoffrey Kabat’s ‘Getting Risk Right’ on science media and good vs. poor quality studies

In Getting Risk Right: Understanding the Science of Elusive Health Risks...looking across the current landscape of environmental epidemiologic research and ...
Opinion: Anti-GMO documentaries on Hawaii farming warp reality

Opinion: Anti-GMO documentaries on Hawaii farming warp reality

A movement in Hawaii promotes the romanticized view that the world can be fed locally and without farm pesticides and ...
As African countries develop GMO crops, scientists escalate communication outreach

As African countries develop GMO crops, scientists escalate communication outreach

African countries are currently having trouble releasing their biotech crops popularly known as Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) to farmers, but ...
Podcast: Uruguay's over-reaching GMO regulations stifle home-grown solutions

Podcast: Uruguay’s over-reaching GMO regulations stifle home-grown solutions

Uruguayan GMO researcher Sabina Vidal: Burdensome regulations mean farmers rely on soy seeds from US corporations ...
Viewpoint: Africa must modernize farms by embracing biotechnology to fight malnutrition

Viewpoint: Africa must modernize farms by embracing biotechnology to fight malnutrition

[Editor's note: Mark Lynas is a British journalist and environmentalist.] Africa desperately needs agricultural modernisation. With the most rapidly growing population ...
Ugandan professor: NGO scare-mongering confuses public about GMO crops' potential for good

Ugandan professor: NGO scare-mongering confuses public about GMO crops’ potential for good

[Editor’s Note: Morris Ogenga-Latigo is a member of the Pan African Parliament and former member of the Uganda National Biosafety ...
Chemist on Food Evolution: Activists present their case but movie shows science isn’t on their side

Chemist on Food Evolution: Activists present their case but movie shows science isn’t on their side

[Editor's note: Yvette d'Entremont holds a B.S. in chemistry and a master's degree in forensic science.] Imagine there was a documentary ...
Viewpoint: Food Evolution movie shows biotech is 'an opportunity, not a disaster'

Viewpoint: Food Evolution movie shows biotech is ‘an opportunity, not a disaster’

[Editor’s Note: Ben Gordon received his Master's in development practice from UC-Berkeley in 2016 and will begin a PhD program in agricultural ...
Can GMOs and organic work together to feed growing population?

Can GMOs and organic work together to feed growing population?

In theory, genetic engineering could make a valuable contribution to sustainable agriculture. Some plant diseases are virtually impossible to control ...
With GMO insect-resistant sugarcane approval, Brazilian farmers poised to reap benefits of biotech pipeline

With GMO insect-resistant sugarcane approval, Brazilian farmers poised to reap benefits of biotech pipeline

With the approval of Brazil's fourth genetically-engineered crop--insect-resistant sugarcane--Brazil is emerging as the most genetically innovative developing country ...