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Public views pesticides as ‘bad industrial chemicals’. Here’s how farmers can turn that fear into support for sustainable farming

The online conversation around pesticides is expected to explode by 212 percent over the next two years, despite the fact ...
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Impossible Foods touts eco-benefits of its GMO plant-based burger to win over skeptical consumers

Impossible Foods has claimed a spot on the menus of fast-food chains like Restaurant Brands International’s Burger King and White ...
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Viewpoint: How the rural-urban divide helps ‘anti-farming groups’ spread myths about agriculture

Farmers are arguably the best environmental stewards we have in our economy .... With livestock, it makes little sense to ...
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Podcast: ‘There’s no safe level of pesticides’? ‘Don’t eat what you can’t pronounce’? Food Science Babe takes on popular nutrition tropes

“Don’t eat what you can’t pronounce… Synthetic chemicals are more dangerous than natural chemicals… Chemicals in food are killing us… ...
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Time to regulate plant-based meat labels? Fewer than half of consumers know vegan ‘beef’ is animal free, survey shows

Fewer than half of consumers understand that "plant-based beef" is entirely vegan, according to a study from the National Cattlemen's ...
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Consumers who reject CRISPR fear that gene-edited crops cause allergies and only benefit food companies, survey shows

Recent gene editing technologies advances, such as CRISPR/Cas9, will continue to shape the future of agriculture and genetically engineered crops ...
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Brain chemicals fight for the status quo—that’s why it’s so hard to change people’s minds even when the science consensus is overwhelming

Why do people refuse to change their views when confronted with scientific consensus? Research is starting to show us how ...
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Non GMO salt? Gluten free orange juice? No hormone-added chicken? Study suggests many consumers willingly overpay even when they learn food label claims are bogus

Previous studies, as well as market sales data, show some consumers are willing to pay a premium for redundant or ...
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Once ‘misinformed and misled’ about GMOs, Ugandan farmers eager to grow disease-resistant cassava

Farmers from five districts in the West Nile region in North Western Uganda are upbeat about the prospect of growing ...
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Video: Impossible Foods hits back at Super Bowl ad alleging plant-based beef contains laxative

The Center for Consumer Freedom ran a Super Bowl commercial alleging that plant-based meat alternatives are not as healthy as ...
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Former holistic nutritionist explains why she demonized GMOs—and how science changed her mind

For years, I was deeply embedded in the wellness world in my own life. Then I decided to work in ...
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Consumer curiosity fuels popularity of GMO Impossible Burger and other plant-based meats, survey shows

The top reason why consumers decided to eat plant-based meat alternatives is because they like to try new foods, according ...
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Viewpoint: Confronting coronavirus outbreak requires us to cope with our own ‘paralyzing’ fears

Fear is a primal emotion, and to pretend that the medical staff are any less susceptible than the general public ...
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Viewpoint: Mandatory gene-edited food labels would ease consumer fear of CRISPR

The food industry’s last venture into genetic engineering, more than 30 years ago, was a commercial success for agriculture ...
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41% of Americans have had plant-based meat, survey shows, and most will keep eating it

Forty-one percent of Americans report having personally tried a plant-based meat, with age being the biggest factor in whether they ...
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Kellogg’s to cut wheat, oats treated with Bayer’s Roundup herbicide from supply chain by 2025

Kellogg’s, the multinational food manufacturer based in Battle Creek, Mich., is taking a stand. But very quietly. At the end ...
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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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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 ...