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Viewpoint: Many fears around ‘processed foods’ not based on science

[Most] of us don’t have a clear understanding of what “processed food” means. Many foods we like to think of ...
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Researchers map genome of famously strong-smelling durian fruit

[A team of five researchers from the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) ] used state-of-the-art sequencing platforms to map the ...
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Viewpoint: Should US be subsidizing organic farming when label seems increasingly meaningless?

Congress is considering tripling the budget for the USDA's organics program. Should we be asking for more answers from regulators ...
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GMO debate intensifies as Ghana prepares for first crop release in 2018

The debate over whether biotechnology applications are safe in food production has intensified in Ghana as the country prepares for ...
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Nigeria’s biosafety director supports advantages of GMO crops despite criticisms

Despite the criticism that has trailed the used of Genetically Modified Organisms, GMOs, Nigeria’s bio-safety chief has defended the use ...
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Viewpoint: GMO debate needs more innovation, not scientific consensus

[Editor’s note: David Zaruk, who writes under the blog name ‘The Risk-Monger’ is a professor based in Brussels writing on ...
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Viewpoint: EU’s glyphosate reauthorization should depend on science, not precaution

[Editor’s note: Pieter Cleppe is the head of the Brussels office of Open Europe, a non-partisan and independent policy think ...
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10 truths about GMOs, organics and modern farming

As the debate over GMOs has gone viral, city-dwellers often position themselves as experts on farming. But there's often a ...
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Viewpoint: Dannon’s transition to non-GMO has hurt image as sales decline

[Editor’s note: Michelle Miller is the Farm Babe, is an Iowa-based farmer, public speaker and writer, who lives and works ...
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Viewpoint: Attacks against ‘Monsanto shill’ illustrate ridiculous claims of anti-GMO lobbyists

[Editor’s note: David Zaruk is the Risk-Monger. He has been an EU risk and science communications specialist since 2000, active ...
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Passage of Ugandan biotech law opens access to vitamin-fortified, disease-resistant crops

Genetically engineered crops that promise to benefit both farmers and consumers are poised to enter Uganda’s marketplace now that its ...
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Viewpoint: Self-interest, rather than ignorance, key driver in GMO and climate change rejectionism

GMO opponents and climate change deniers often share a common characteristic -- their actions and decisions are driven by the ...
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University of Florida’s Kevin Folta’s unique libel suit against New York Times faces long odds

A pro-GMO professor, University of Florida plant scientist, Kevin Folta  who claims he has been defamed by the New York Times’ ...
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Opinions on GMOs less swayed by facts as food becomes synonymous with religion

Personal food preferences aren’t really a rational choice. They’re more like an ideology that’s bordering on a religion. ... Gillian ...
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What’s the future of meatless burgers and other ‘synthetic foods’?

[Editor’s note: Jaqueline Rowarth is chief scientist at the Environmental Protection Authority of New Zealand] Both Impossible Burger and Perfect ...
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Group fitness more important than individual fitness for high-yielding crops, study shows

Survival of the fittest is a fundamental concept in Darwin's theory of natural selection which drives evolution. However, when it ...
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Predicting Alzheimer’s: 31-gene test may offer strongest risk assessment

The APOE4 e4 gene has long been associated with an elevated risk for alzheimer's. But a new test panel involving ...
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Editorial: How to combat Congress’ growing anti-science attitudes

The White House and Congress have lost their way when it comes to science. Notions unsupported by evidence are informing ...
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Disease-resistant GMO tomato that could eliminate need for copper pesticides blocked by public fears

Field trials have shown that a disease-resistant GMO tomato variety eliminates the need for copper pesticides that pollute soil and ...
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For consumers to embrace high-tech meat, producers must address sustainability concerns

Plant-based and cultured meat producers see themselves promoting sustainability, promising healthier options in a world that demands convenience and good ...
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Aquabounty and food activists clash over need for labels for GMO salmon

Four-and-a-half tons of genetically modified salmon have been released into the Canadian food market, and consumers have no way of ...
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Has the Non-GMO label fever peaked? Major vegetable packing firm removes ‘fear perpetuating’ label

One year ago, Mann Packing went through the process of getting some of its vegetable products Non-GMO Project Verified. Now, ...
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Kevin Folta looks back 5 years after release of controversial Séralini GMO rat study

The heavily criticized and retracted paper linked GMO consumption and glyphosate exposure to cancer in rats. The brouhaha that erupted ...
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India investigating reports of cotton farmers growing unapproved improved Monsanto GMO variety

A top Indian cotton-producing state has ordered an inspection of fields planted with an unapproved variety of genetically modified seeds ...
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Matrix phobia? Scientists put fears to rest—we are not living in computer simulation

Just in case it’s been weighing on your mind, you can relax now. A team of theoretical physicists from Oxford ...
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Crops and chemicals: What does the future hold for GMOs and pesticides?

[Editor's note: The following is a Q&A with Paul Vincelli, a plant pathology professor at the University of Kentucky.] Farmers are ...
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African scientists call for implementation of biotech crops to further food security, development

Scientists are calling for technological transformation in how Africans undertake agricultural production to help improve food security on the continent ...
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