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Viewpoint: 6 reasons to reject the Environmental Working Group’s misinformation on food and pesticides

1. It creates a false sense of food risk where next to none exists. They are not a testing organization. They ...
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Frankenfoods? A ‘terrible word’ that could describe more foods than you might realize

What's a Frankenfood? If science matters, it's not food with ingredients whose genes have been precision modified ...
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Viewpoint: EWG’s Dirty Dozen foods and pesticides list scares people away from healthy eating

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) on [April 10] released its 2018 “Dirty Dozen” list to showcase the top pesticide-riddled fruits and vegetables. But some argue ...
Viewpoint: How an anti-GMO reporter discovered science and embraced the benefits of crop biotechnology

Viewpoint: How an anti-GMO reporter discovered science and embraced the benefits of crop biotechnology

I’ve ... come to learn that GMOs are a stand-in for many other gripes, like industrialization and corporatization. They’re viewed ...
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Gene editing in agriculture: Disclosure, communication and transparency critical to public acceptance

Communication is critical around the topic of gene-editing, an emerging technology that involves making precise changes in the genetic material ...
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Viewpoint: GMO critic Vandana Shiva’s anti-modernity crusade threatens world’s poor

The recently-published “Social Justice Warrior Handbook,” which satirizes people who promote liberal, multicultural, anti-capitalist, anti-globalization, politically correct views, could have ...
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Bill Gates endorses CRISPR gene editing to spur food, medical innovation

Philanthropist Bill Gates today strongly endorsed new gene editing techniques such as CRISPR, saying they could help humanity overcome some ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-biotech activists don’t understand the difference between GMOs and CRISPR crops

CRISPR-Cas9 may genetically modify a crop, but it doesn’t necessarily result in a genetically modified organism, the dreaded GMO. To ...
Viewpoint: Environmental Working Group's Dirty Dozen list highlights 'meaningless distinctions' between organic and conventional foods

Viewpoint: Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen list highlights ‘meaningless distinctions’ between organic and conventional foods

On April 10, the Environmental Working Group – an NGO funded by big organic marketers – released its annual “Dirty Dozen List” ...
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Large-scale switch to organic farming would imperil natural habitats, study finds

Organic agriculture is not as good for the environment as commonly believed, according to a new scientific study reviewing multiple lines of ...
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‘Well Fed’: Dutch documentary challenges rich countries’ anti-GMO views

A trip to Bangladesh with your friends might be a great idea, but that won’t be possible for everyone. But ...
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Potential of GMOs to combat crop diseases converting skeptical Ugandan politicians

Ugandan banana breeders at Kawanda have improved local banana varieties to resist the devastating banana bacterial wilt. ... Potato breeders ...
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Viewpoint: Why California labels everything a carcinogen—and why it should stop

You may have heard that coffee gives you cancer. Or that everything gives you cancer—if you live in California. The reason: Proposition 65. It’s ...
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Video: Does ‘organic’ mean GMO-free?

The definition of what "GMO" means is most important in the context of organic production, because they’ve been the champions ...
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Viewpoint: JAMA falls short in ‘correction’ of research letter reporting glyphosate in urine

In October 2017, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) added to the weight of evidence they care more about media ...
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Viewpoint: Health Canada right to approve GMO Golden Rice as ‘safe for sale’

Health Canada’s decision to approve Golden Rice as safe for sale in Canada is the right move, despite complaints by ...
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Non-GMO Project label doesn’t mean product is non-GMO, Canadian Food Inspection Agency says

After forcing some companies to change their labels over complaints of the Non-GMO Project Verified seal, the Canadian Food Inspection ...
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Video: How CRISPR can help us feed the world

Bread and chocolate are staples of the American diet. And a scientific team in California is working hard to make ...
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USDA says carrageenan emulsifier is ok for organics—despite opposition within the industry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided that organic food companies can keep using an emulsifier called carrageenan in foods like ice ...
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Anti-GMO network protests Golden Rice commercialization in Philippines

More than two dozen anti-GMO groups are meeting in the Philippines in a last-ditch attempt to stop the deployment of ...
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Philippine government anti-poverty agency claims Golden Rice ‘poses health risks’ and ‘threatens peasants’

The genetically-modified organism (GMO) known as “golden rice” will not significantly address hunger or Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) in the ...
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Viewpoint: What happened to Russian ‘Factor GMO’ study—and why aren’t journalists covering it?

In late 2014, with fanfare and a multi-lingual press conference, a group centered in Russia hacked the food media with ...
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Viewpoint: GMO crops are ‘natural step’ in long history of plant breeding innovations

Humanity has been benefiting from plant science innovations since the Egyptians first bred edible corn more than 2000 years ago ...
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‘Natural’ label lawsuits: What you need to know

In the United States, when a food label uses the word “natural,” food companies are frequently the target in litigation ...
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‘You have to have the courage to do it’: Kevin Folta on why scientists need to communicate with the public about GMOs

On Sunday, September 6, 2015, scientist Kevin Folta made the front page of the New York Times. ... [T]he Times article ...
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Viewpoint: Chemical-free gardening is a myth

So-called “nature” is teeming with chemicals, in soil, in plants, in rain and not only in nettles. Chemical-free gardening is ...
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Australian politician compares anti-GMO activists to ISIS

WA [West Australia] Upper House Liberal member and former grains farmer Jim Chown says anti-Genetically Modified (GM) crop activists are ...
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Viewpoint: Organic campaigners in Uganda use ‘scare tactics’ to keep GMO crops from farmers

The organics are marketed as “sustainable agriculture”, “agro-ecology farming”, and “farming God’s way”. Organic products are branded natural, organic, safe, ...