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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 ...
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March for Science: Agony and ecstasy of a Malaysian agricultural biotechnology science communicator

In many ways, communicating science can be more difficult than scientific research. As advances in biotechnology speed up, scientists around ...
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Epigenetics Around the Web: Epigenetics and health in 2030, botched vitamin B cure, and more

This week’s features: Vitamin B still won't protect you from air pollution, and epigenetics and the city of 2030. Plus, ...
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How Cargill flubbed its non-GMO labeling partnership, angering farmers and consumers

As soon as Cargill announced that an outside group had certified more than a dozen of its ingredients as non-GMO, ...
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Are we ready, without professional help, to decide what to do when our genes tell us we have a potential disorder?

The FDA's decision to allow 23andMe to offer consumers disease screening has triggered a debate over whether the public is ...
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How to address skeptical concerns about GMOs and ‘violating nature’

The main concern with GMOs seems to be rooted in a disgust for the artificial — “synthetic” has become synonymous ...
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Tumor zapper: Brain cancer survival rates boosted by electric skull cap

An electric skull cap designed to zap cancer cells trying to grow in the brains of wearers proved useful at ...
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Our food system isn’t broken, it’s flourishing — and GMO crops are a big reason why

[Editor's note: Randy Krotz is CEO of the US Farmers & Ranchers Alliance.] Activists and others [say] the food system [is] broken, ...
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CRISPR crops focused on sustainable farming could soften African resistance to genetic engineering

[Nteranya Sanginga is director general of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture.] The role of genetic engineering in agriculture and ...
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Chipotle fumbles science in attempt to justify its anti-GMO stance

[Editor's note: Stephan Neidenbach is a middle school teacher and blogger. He runs the popular We Loves GMO and Vaccines Facebook ...
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Putting cancer risk in perspective: Random errors in DNA replication bigger factor than diet, lifestyle choices

[Editor's note: Jayson Lusk is a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University.] [E]ven if you eat ...
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Non-GMO Wild Turkey whiskey? Latest absurd food label illustrates hypocritical anti-GMO cancer fears

[Editor’s note: Kevin Folta is a molecular biologist and chair of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida.] [April 2, ...
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Video: Facts, fears and future of GMOs—in a nutshell

GMOs are one of the most controversial areas of science. Genetic engineering is used in many fields, but even though ...
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New York Times’ Danny Hakim claimed GMOs haven’t increased crop yields; Here’s why he’s wrong

In October 2016, Danny Hakim of the New York Times wrote that GMOs hadn't fulfilled their promise of increased yields ...
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Nobel laureate biochemist Sir John Roberts calls anti-GMO activism a ‘crime against humanity’

Though developed countries stand against genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for specific political and economic reasons, it is an effective tool ...
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Non-GMO movement plagued by ‘rampant sexism’, critic says

It’s no secret that [moms are] among the most coveted demographics of the non-GMO marketing machine. Jeffrey Smith, one of ...
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Australian commission calls for state governments to lift GM crop bans

The Productivity Commission has released a range of sweeping recommendations to cut the costs of regulation in agriculture. ... It ...
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Former UN head Kofi Annan: Science must play role in advancing agriculture, particularly in Africa

“Science and technology should play a role in raising agriculture productivity, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa,” said [former secretary general of ...
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Video: Genetic modification isn’t as ‘unnatural’ as you think

[Editor's note: Jenna Gallegos is a plant biotechnology PhD student at the University of California - Davis and a member ...
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Worst 10 list: Advocacy groups that put ideology ahead of science on food and farming issues

Which organizations promote ideology over science in the debate over crop biotechnology? The list includes some of the most well-known ...
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4 human genetics organizations that put ideology ahead of science

There are legitimate concerns about the rapid pace of genetics research. But some of the most well known groups seen ...
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Extreme Green hypocrisy? Center for Biological Diversity, other anti-GMO groups partner on March for Science

[Editor's note: The following is an open letter to the Center for Biological Diversity regarding their participation in the "March for ...
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Monsanto, corporations accused of ‘buying scientists’ to place fake news in academic journals

[Editor's note: Paul Thacker is a consultant to nonprofits critical of GM technology. He is well known for his personal attacks on ...
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How Republicans and Democrats could work together to streamline biotech regulations

[Editor's note: Greg Jaffe is director of the Project on Biotechnology at the Center for Science in the Public Interest.] On ...