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Dow Chemical tripled lobbying since 2008, outstripping other agricultural and biotech firms

Dow Chemical has poured money into lobbying efforts over the last decade as other corporate giants have remained steady or ...
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Cargill’s Non-GMO Project partnership highlights food companies’ ‘unwillingness to educate consumers’

[Editor's note: Julie Gunlock is a policy director at the Independent Women's Forum and runs the organization's Culture of Alarmism ...
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Bangladesh’s embrace of GMO technology may embolden innovation in developing countries  

Bangladesh's successful application of biotechnology and development of its own GM crops could serve as a model for other developing ...
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Trolls and shills: How disinformation sites InfoWars, Natural News and US Right to Know manufacture fake news

Lawyers suing Monsanto say the company pays people to defend it online, without citing any evidence to back up the ...
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Backward regulations may prevent Europe from ever benefiting from easy-to-develop disease-resistant tomatoes

Engineering a tomato resistant to a pernicious fungal disease doesn’t seem like it’d be the easiest part of a plant pathologist’s ...
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‘Follow the money’: Why the organic industry funds anti-GMO campaigns

Everything we eat has had their genes modified by humans at some point in history, and nothing we eat exists ...
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US Right to Know’s Gary Ruskin linked to anti-science Russian ‘fake news’ site

[Editor's note: Alex Berezow is a senior fellow of biomedical science at the American Council on Science and Health.] RT is the ...
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Controversy emerges over government-funded project to counter GMO food ‘misinformation’

The Food and Drug Administration will fund a campaign to promote genetically modified organisms in food under a bipartisan agreement to ...
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Former Boulder, Col mayor: Only people propagating threats and distortions are anti-GMO organizers

I recently read results of a survey in which 57 percent of respondents reported feeling "strongly" about an issue, yet ...
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Uganda’s science march reveals love, frustration of young scientists

Student scientists join global march in support of science, offer their thoughts on where things stand in Uganda ...
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What you need to know about the legal battle over CRISPR patents

In 2012, Cal biochemistry and molecular biology professor Jennifer Doudna and microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier, now of the Max Planck Institute, ...
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How Bangladesh emerged as world innovator in pest-resistant, nutritionally fortified GM crops

GMO Bt eggplant has reduced insecticide use 80-90% in Bangladesh, ushering in burgeoning era of sustainable agriculture--and more GM crops ...
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CRISPR primer: Explaining the powerful gene-editing tool

CRISPR technology is a simple yet powerful tool for editing genomes. It allows researchers to easily alter DNA sequences and ...
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Former agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack: Environment benefits when farmers plant GMO

[Editor's note: Tom Vilsack is a former agriculture secretary under President Obama and currently serves as President and CEO of the U.S ...
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Video: Bill Nye finds people are terrified of GMOs — despite knowing little about them

Along with terms like organic and free-range, GMOs are a hot topic when it comes to our food. GMO stands for ...
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Kenyan scientists push for female farmers’ access to biotechnology

Dr. Felister Makini, Deputy Director General (crops) at the Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO), noted that African women ...
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Epigenetics Around the Web: IFL Science doesn’t f****** understand how humans ‘inherit’ modifications

The popular science site IFL Science whiffs at covering a major study; and can we please stop talking about 'space ...
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Are you ‘anti-science’ if you resist biotechnology on political or economic grounds?

[Editor's note: Tess Doezema is a doctoral student at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona ...
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‘Shockumentary’: How to spot fear-based movies about food and farming

It seems as though every year a food “shockumentary” comes out (GMO OMG, Forks Over Knives, Food Inc etc). I’ve ...
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Did Bill Nye err when discussing Monsanto, GMOs in new Netflix series?

Bill Nye comes out swinging in the first season of Bill Nye Saves the World, his new Netflix series. ...
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Sustainably grown meats hitting markets, but public perception of technologies may hinder benefits

Americans love protein. Each year they eat an average of 210 pounds of meat per capita, more than double the ...
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USDA will craft GM label plan by July 2018, but it’s unclear when labels will be required

The U.S. Agriculture Department will attempt to follow the congressionally mandated schedule to create a plan for mandatory disclosure of ...
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Cargill under fire: ‘We don’t agree’ GMOs unhealthy; biotech crops ‘key tool for sustainability’

Cargill is attempting to satisfy both ends of the spectrum by acknowledging the growing group of people against genetically-modified organisms ...
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Fake science news: Rise of ‘predatory journals’ makes it easier to publish, spread ‘advocacy research’

[Editor's note: Robert Fraley is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Monsanto. He has Ph.D. degrees in microbiology ...
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Can you be a skeptic and anti-GMO?

[Editor’s note: Myles Power is a chemist in Manchester, England.] Over the past year, I have been giving a talk to ...
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Talking Biotech: What’s blocking GMO crop adoption in Africa?

Sociologist Matthew Harsh: Poor communication between Kenyan scientists, policymakers, farmers and anti-biotech activists slows GMO adoption ...
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‘Non-GMO’ ranked near top, ‘organic’ at bottom in study of consumer meat preferences

For many consumers, buying a gallon of milk is much more complex than finding the preferred fat content and expiration ...
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There are no GM oranges — So why is Tropicana deceiving consumers with Non-GMO label?

[Editor's note: Greg Jaffe is the Director of the Project on Biotechnology for the Center for Science in the Public ...