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Suffering for the love of birds: A scientist’s battle to save birds — and now her career

PETA begins to harass and intimidate a rising researcher in the field of animal behavior, scientist Kevin Folta urges the ...
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Indian scientists criticize misrepresentation of GM mustard by anti-GMO protesters

The National Academy of Agriculture Sciences on Wednesday torpedoed the arguments of the anti-GM lobby on the indigenous genetically modified ...
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Viewpoint: Activists push glyphosate cancer scare as proxy to limit use of genetically engineered crops

Monsanto pediatrician and toxicologist Dan Goldstein: As the glyphosate-cancer debate has grown louder, it's become less scientific ...
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Korean agricultural research agency stops GM crop commercialization after anti-GMO protests

The Rural Development Agency (RDA) released a statement on September 1 declaring its decision to halt its efforts to foster ...
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Viewpoint: 10 food additives that show ‘chemicals’ in our food are useful, not dangerous

Education and fear can’t go together, so let’s examine what some of the most common food additives are and what ...
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Why Sweden doesn’t regulate CRISPR gene-edited crops as GMOs

[Editor's note: The following is part of an interview with Staffan Eklöf, of the Swedish Board of Agriculture.] Could you give ...
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Impossible Foods opens first facility to produce ‘veggie burger that bleeds’ thanks to GM yeast

[September 7th marked] the opening of Impossible Foods’ new East Oakland plant, meaning that the cult veggie burger that San ...
Viewpoint: Science-based consumers push back against Triscuit’s non-GMO label

Viewpoint: Science-based consumers push back against Triscuit’s non-GMO label

[Triscuit] announced its new Non-GMO Project verified label across its entire portfolio of products last month, with a television ad ...
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Viewpoint: Challenging claims of a global bee health crisis

[Editor’s Note: Howard Minigh  is the President & CEO of CropLife International, a trade association of agrobusiness companies.] First, there ...
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Dozens of ‘mysterious’ chemicals lurking in our ‘all natural’ fruits and vegetables?

Rutin, glycine, and beta carophyllene: if you saw these words on an ingredients list, you'd probably presume the food was ...
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‘No GMOs, No Worries’? Milk producers ‘Peel back the label’ campaign challenges anti-science marketing

"Rampant fear-based food marketing" – most notably from brands touting their non-GMO credentials - is damaging consumer trust and “jeopardizing the ...
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Kevin Folta sues NY Times, reporter Lipton for ‘malicious’ 2015 profile labeling scientist Monsanto ‘lackey’

In a complaint filed [September 1st, 2017]  in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, [University of ...
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New York farmer’s sustainability comparison—7 advantages of conventional farming over organic

[Editor’s Note: Tim Durham’s family runs Deer Run Farm on Long Island, NY. He holds a degree in plant medicine ...
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Viewpoint: Irish farmers’ reliance on GMO livestock feed make biotech-free future unlikely

The idea of a GM-free Ireland is rising on the agenda. To date, the debate has been about using GM ...
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Public weighs in on GMO labeling standard

To help determine how to implement the GMO labeling law signed into law last year, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service asked ...
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Genetic testing lags for mental illness, forcing parents to seek answers online

Genetic counseling for potential mental illness in children should be just as responsive as counseling for "physical" disease. Right now, ...
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How biotechnology is making farming more sustainable

[Editor's note: Randy Krotz is the CEO of US Farmers and Ranchers.] There are some things that GMOs allow us ...
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How to argue evolution with creationists

Creationists and scientists have separate definitions for the word "theory." Getting caught up in arguments about the word's meaning is ...
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GMO controversies of 40 years ago are today’s science success stories

GMOs were a worry 40 years ago? Yes, though GMO insulin today is regarded as a gigantic success story for ...
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Nigerian activist groups lobby against GMO cassava trials

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, [on August 27], alleged that moves were made by the International Institute of ...
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Viewpoint: On GMOs, people who believe they are most well informed often have the lowest science IQ

[Editor's Note: Dr. Steven Novella is an academic clinical neurologist at Yale University School of Medicine] People can feel as ...
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Judge tosses suit claiming Quaker Oats misled customers because its 100% natural cereals contain glyphosate

A federal judge has tossed a high-profile lawsuit accusing Quaker Oats of misleading shoppers with 100% natural claims on products ...
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Iran’s scientists push back against activist scare-mongering on safe GMO foods

Those voicing their opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have no scientific or convincing proof, Iran’s chief of the Department ...
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Viewpoint: Current GMO crops help farmers more than poor global consumers

A Professor of Geography at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Dr. William G. Moseley, has written a short, compelling ...
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‘Genome cloaking’ and the quest to keep DNA test results private

Stanford University researchers have developed a tool to keep individual genetic information private, reducing the risk of discrimination by employers ...
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Twist on truth: Knowledge, such as on GMOs, can lead to a rejection of the scientific consensus

[A] new study out [August 22nd] joins a number of earlier ones in indicating that scientific knowledge makes it easier ...
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Catholic church aligns with anti-science activists in Nigeria to try to block biotech approvals

Catholic doctors in Nigeria are calling on the national government to regulate the use of Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs ...
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Activists claim gene editing could exploit animals, leads to unconscionable suffering

[Editor’s Note: Peter Stevenson is the Chief Policy Advisor for the UK-based charity Compassion In World Farming] Traditional selective [animal] ...