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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop: Is she trolling us while ‘laughing all the way to the bank?’

[Gwyneth Paltrow's] Goop first gained notoriety in 2015 when it encouraged women to "steam clean" their vaginas (you already know ...
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US Senate coalition petitions FDA to end marketing of plant-based ‘imposter products’ as dairy

A bipartisan group of senators is calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to end the labeling of plant-based ...
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More science education may not quell consumer fear of GMO, gene-edited crops, Japanese study suggests

A team of researchers [in Japan] conducted a survey to explore the opinions and attitudes of both Japanese experts and ...
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Despite biotech expert protest, anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva gives unopposed Stanford speech condemning ‘industrial agriculture’

Environmental activist Vandana Shiva delivered her talk “Soil not Oil: Biodiversity-Based Agriculture to Address the Climate Crisis” on [Jan. 23] ...
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Biotech industry aims to avoid backlash from GMO-wary consumers as CRISPR-edited crops near mass commercialization

The biotechnology industry wants to avoid repeating mistakes with gene editing that it made nearly three decades ago with transgenic ...
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Nearly half of US fruit growers want biotech crops, survey shows, but fear consumers won’t buy GMO products

And you thought growers could go on and on about problems with the weather, or their employees, or any of ...
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Viewpoint: Safe and sustainable CRISPR crop revolution offers counterpunch to ‘misinformation’ and ‘fake dangers’ promoted by anti-GMO campaigners

Gene-edited crops usually can't be distinguished from conventionally-bred varieties. Opponents of NBTs may never comprehend this basic lesson of plant ...
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Burkina Faso ‘farmer of the year’ calls for return of Bt cotton

Wiledio Naboho, the 2019 Alliance for Science Farmer of the Year, is mounting fresh pressure on the Burkina Faso government ...
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Viewpoint: Historical opposition to tractors in farming mirrors modern campaign against GMO crops

[T]ractors made farm work more efficient and lowered food prices, but they also drove many farmers out of business. Farms ...
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Pushback against studies challenging health risks of meat consumption highlights industry influence on nutrition research

It’s almost unheard of for medical journals to get blowback for studies before the data are published. But that’s what ...
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How good storytelling can help consumers see the benefits of GMOs, synthetic biology

Synthetic biology is a field full of exciting stories .... I asked Karl Schmieder, a seasoned communications and strategy consultant ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Conspiracy theorist’ Zen Honeycutt spins tall tales about GMOs, glyphosate weed killer on CBS Los Angeles

If the media has a question about biomedical science, one would assume that a scientist or doctor would be the ...
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39 biotech experts’ open letter protests anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva’s ‘anti-science’ talks at Stanford and UC Santa Cruz

An activist who compares GMOs to rape and fertilizers to war should not be given a platform ...
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Novels ‘All About Evie’ and ‘The Family Upstairs’ illustrate how DNA tests can reveal ‘dark secrets’, from rape to unknown siblings

It was inevitable that fiction writers would begin weaving unexpected DNA test results into their narratives ...
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Viewpoint: After years of bashing agriculture and GMOs, Chipotle reverses course with ‘Cultivate the Future of Farming’ campaign

Given Chipotle's past cozy relationship with organic food marketers, this seems more like a marketing stunt ...
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Skeptical meat eaters and complex regulations could slow Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat expansion into China

Over the last couple of years, Impossible Foods and its main rival, Beyond Meat, have gone from start-ups with niche ...
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Teaching evolution to college students with creationist views requires innovative approaches

University instructors employ a variety of methods when teaching evolution in classes in which large numbers of students reject the ...
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Pro-GMO documentary ‘Food Evolution’ censored in France?

In a confidential report, the cinematographic distribution company 2iFilms recounts its misadventures concerning the broadcasting of the documentary Food Evolution ...
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Want consumers to embrace CRISPR? Don’t call it a gene-editing ‘revolution,’ explain its agricultural benefits

How can you talk to consumers about gene editing when most have little understanding of how plants are bred? The ...
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Podcast: Agricultural economist Stuart Smyth explains the risks and benefits of GMOs and the future of crop biotechnology

Few academics eagerly engage the public on controversial scientific topics, content to quietly focus on their research. Agricultural economist and ...
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AquaBounty aims to win over consumers before its GMO salmon hits US markets in 2020

Only in the past five years has it become possible to raise thousands of healthy fish so far from the ...
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Skepticism of GMOs, CRISPR won’t slow crop biotech innovation, biologist predicts

Genetically modified crops have the potential, if widely adopted, to help feed the world and vastly change the crop input ...
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Viewpoint: Debunking bizarre conspiracy theory about western billionaires using GMOs to depopulate Africa

The truth is that African farmers need biotech crops as climate change makes farming an increasingly difficult profession ...
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Neurologist Steven Novella: Greenpeace opposition to Golden Rice approval will be ‘enduring stain’ on activist group’s reputation

[T]he Philippines have just approved Golden Rice as safe for human and animal consumption .... The Philippines is the first ...
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Viewpoint: Confused about GMOs and pesticides? Here’s a science-based handbook for combating anti-biotech fallacies

The risk posed by junk science meant to skew our perception of food safety and biotechnology cannot be overstated ...
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Anti-GMO groups in the Philippines launch campaign challenging Golden Rice approval

The Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG) condemned [Dec. 19] the approval of the genetically-modified crop [Golden ...
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Public will accept CRISPR if they trust scientists who develop the technology, sociologist says

As a sociologist who studies food and agriculture, I’m frequently asked whether the public is going to accept gene-edited foods ...