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Viewpoint: Pesticide soaked strawberries? Why you shouldn’t pay attention to Environmental Working Group’s ‘fear-mongering’

It’s springtime which means it is time for the Environmental Working Group (EWG) to send the media into a frenzy ...
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Why the FDA and USDA can’t agree on the definition of a GMO

The regulatory concerns about genetic modification of animals that I wrote about a while ago have moved towards a Congressional spotlight. Pigs ...
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Viewpoint: How dairy companies like Stonyfield Organic mislead consumers about GMOs

A typical stroll down the grocery store aisle exposes the shopper to almost 40,000 different products. While most have labels ...
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Viewpoint: Despite small percentage of sales, organic food is now ‘mainstream’ in the US

[O]rganic is mainstream in America in every way except as a significant percentage of total US annual grocery sales. According ...
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Viewpoint: Why consumers should reconsider ‘blanket opposition’ to GMO crops

It’s human nature, it seems, to resist change and fear the unknown. So it is no surprise that genetic engineering ...
Viewpoint: Gene editing could unleash next Green Revolution, but 'GMO fearmongers' need to be convinced

Viewpoint: Gene editing could unleash next Green Revolution, but ‘GMO fearmongers’ need to be convinced

The GMO fearmongers are able to take to Twitter and Facebook now because, like all of us, they have benefited ...
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Viewpoint: The government can’t decide what a GMO is—so how is it going to require mandatory labeling?

If the food industry and government cannot come to a consensus about what is a GMO and what isn’t, labeling ...
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New York farmers disagree on GMO crops

It seems like something out of science fiction — taking the DNA of one organism and replacing it with part ...
Viewpoint: Friends of the Earth ignores organic pesticides harmful to bees

Viewpoint: Friends of the Earth ignores organic pesticides harmful to bees

Friends of the Earth Canada is calling on Ontario Minister of the Environment Chris Ballard to investigate the sale of ...
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California court rejects challenge of state’s decision to label glyphosate herbicide as possible carcinogen

A state appeals court on [April 19] backed California’s listing of the widely used herbicide glyphosate as a possible cause ...
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‘Kenya’s silver bullet’? How GMO insect resistant Bt corn could help farmers fight fall armyworm outbreak

Genetically modified maize, Bacillus Thuringiensis (BT) could be Kenya’s silver bullet in the fight against Fall Armyworm which has so ...
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Viewpoint: Food companies’ ‘meaningless’ non-GMO labels insult farmers, threaten food sustainability

The conditions that will befall our food system require innovative solutions like those offered by biotechnology to ensure food security ...
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Plant ‘vaccines’, CRISPR gene editing could increase crop yields and reduce pesticide use

When European researchers recently announced a new technique that could potentially replace chemical pesticides with a natural “vaccine” for crops, ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-GMO groups’ crusade against Golden Rice not backed by science

Golden Rice was declared safe for consumption by Canada recently. This has huge implications for the rest of the world, ...
First gene drive developed for crop pest targets invasive fruit fly that damages berries

First gene drive developed for crop pest targets invasive fruit fly that damages berries

Biologists at the University of California San Diego have developed a method of manipulating the genes of an agricultural pest ...
Viewpoint: Challenging the belief that GMOs are key to feeding the world's hungry

Viewpoint: Challenging the belief that GMOs are key to feeding the world’s hungry

Industrial agriculture and biotech interests have built entire campaigns saying that we “need” genetically engineered organisms to “feed the world” ...
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Viewpoint: Organic Consumers Association promotes conspiracy theory blaming farm pesticides for school shootings

A crackpot named E. G. Vallianatos has written a blog post that links pesticides to school shootings. He says, "[Pesticides] may have ...
Nobel laureate Sir Richard Roberts: Uganda will remain trapped by food poverty if its leaders bow to anti-biotech activists

Nobel laureate Sir Richard Roberts: Uganda will remain trapped by food poverty if its leaders bow to anti-biotech activists

One of the main sources of nutrition for poor Ugandans, bananas, is on the verge of being wiped out by ...
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Video: Genetic Literacy Project founder Jon Entine on GMOs and ‘chemophobia’

In this episode of The Dissenter, Ricardo Lopes interviews Genetic Literacy Project founder Jon Entine about bioengineering, GMOs and "chemophobia." Ricardo ...
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‘Will people eat it?’: The public opinion battle over CRISPR gene-edited food is just beginning

Zachary Lippman, a plant biologist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, stood among 2 acres of his experimental crops, including some ...
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Geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam: ‘First World’ anti-GMO activists perpetuate starvation in developing countries

Needed GMO technology to help citizens in Third World countries is being thwarted by activist groups in First World countries ...
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Some in Germany’s Green Party reconsidering long-held opposition to GMOs and genetic engineering

Genetic engineering is the devil's tool of the agricultural industry, dangerous to health and the environment. Or so you could summarize the ...
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Viewpoint: Why ‘organic’ should be redefined to include GMOs

The challenges of sustainable food production without damaging the environment for a growing human population have increased considerably. The current ...
Will public embrace CRISPR crops if they can help feed our growing population and protect the environment?

Will public embrace CRISPR crops if they can help feed our growing population and protect the environment?

Experts estimate we’ll be eating the first CRISPR produce — likely strawberries or another type of fruit — within five ...
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Podcast: How anti-GMO activists used ‘fake news’ to attack University of Florida plant scientist Kevin Folta

In this episode, [Liz Haswell and Ivan Baxter] talk to Kevin Folta, Professor and Chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department ...
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Viewpoint: Rampage movie offers twisted take on CRISPR gene editing

Is a film based on a video game with fleeting mentions of a biotech buzzword compelling sci-fi? No. But I ...
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The high price of food labels

Many people assume that organic and non-GMO foods are more expensive, but is that really the case? In the recently ...
Can biotechnology defuse the looming 'bananapocalypse'?

Can biotechnology defuse the looming ‘bananapocalypse’?

Scientists have developed GMO bananas resistant to a destructive disease sweeping across the globe. But they may never reach the ...