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Retracted: Controversial study claiming alternative gene editor NgAgo superior to CRISPR

The author of a 2016 paper describing a potentially invaluable lab tool has retracted it, following heavy criticism from outside ...
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GMOs are not an either/or debate

On the one hand, GM crops can help us feed poor people in far-flung parts of the world by making ...
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Food Evolution interview: Could ‘pro science’ documentary inspire a pro-GMO food movement?

Food Evolution director Scott Hamilton Kennedy talks with the Genetic Literacy Project about the film's funding, and challenges the "ruthless ...
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Designer babies? US scientists swap DNA in embryos, replacing mutation that causes heart problems

The breakthrough procedure might better be called 'gene correction' rather than gene editing. It could revolutionize genetic disease treatments, but ...
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Oyster crackers deception: Dissecting Westminster Bakers’ Non-GMO label scam

[Editor's note: James Cooper holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Ohio State University.] So what does that mean for oyster ...
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Food Evolution director Scott Hamilton Kennedy: ‘I wanted to reset the debate’ over food and farming

Oscar-nominated director talks with the Genetic Literacy Project about the reaction his documentary has received, both from GMO critics and ...
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High cost of biotech seeds drives one farmer to switch some acreage to non-GMO

In 2014, [farmer Nathan] Reed fought for financial breath even after skinning inputs one by one...With an eye on cost ...
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Viewpoint: How the Monsanto-Bayer merger threatens livelihoods of rural America

[Writer Austin Frerick lives in Winterset, Iowa and is a former economist at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.] Iowa ...
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Podcast: NY Times reports glyphosate in Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. What’s the science?

Biologist David Oppenheimer, nutritionist Shelley McGuire: Pro-organic group's glyphosate analysis no substitute for peer-reviewed science ...
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‘Chemicals’ not biggest threat to food safety—and 9 other myths about modern farming busted

Next time you’re at the grocery store, consider these 10 modern myths about the most ancient occupation. 4. A pesticide ...
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Indian scientist: Promoting ‘rich man’s’ organic food’ and delaying insect-resistant GMO eggplant hurts poor

Chairman of Review Committee for Genetic Manipulations (RCGM) Dr B Sesikeran ... said by stalling Bt brinjal [eggplant], India has only done more ...
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Why one anti-GMO farmer switched to genetically engineered herbicide-tolerant seeds

Greg Guenther is now an enthusiastic user of genetically modified seed, despite steering clear of it in the mid-1990s, having ...
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Chipotle got rid of food with ‘scary-sounding chemicals’—So why are customers getting sick?

[Editor's note: Joseph Perrone is the Chief Science Officer at the Center for Accountability in Science.] [Spring 2017], Chipotle reinforced its ...
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How EU could make GMO crop regulations more scientific

In recent years, the EU legislation on genetically modified (GM) crops has come under severe criticism. Among the arguments are ...
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Behind the NY Times glyphosate fiasco: Why anti-GMO activists turned on Ben & Jerry’s

The pile-on against Ben & Jerry's — "outed" for having traces of glyphosate in its ice creams — seems like ...
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Agronomist: No amount of data will satisfy ‘anti-biotech extremists’ peddling precautionary principle

[Tim Durham is a professor of agronomy and agricultural science at Ferrum College in Virginia.] The [precautionary principle, or PP] ...
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Studies claiming serious GMO crop risks published mostly in low quality journals and riddled with conflicts of interest, bad science

[Editor's note: Miguel Sanchez is Executive Director of ChileBio. Wayne Parrott is a professor of Crop Science at the University of ...
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Parts per billion trace amounts of glyphosate herbicide found in Ben & Jerry’s ice cream

A growing number of foods commonly found in kitchens across America have tested positive for glyphosate, the herbicide that is ...
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Herbicide-tainted Ben & Jerry’s ice cream? NY Times falls for anti-science group’s dubious attack on glyphosate

The Organic Consumers Association uses junk science testing organization to claim ice cream contains trace parts-per-billion of glyphosate—at least tens ...
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Geoffrey Kabat’s ‘Getting Risk Right’ on science media and good vs. poor quality studies

In Getting Risk Right: Understanding the Science of Elusive Health Risks...looking across the current landscape of environmental epidemiologic research and ...
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Activists claim ‘faulty’ environmental assessment led to approval of Canadian GMO salmon facility

It was a faulty environmental assessment process that allowed a company in eastern [Prince Edward Island (P.E.I), Canada] to build ...
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33 Indian economists urge Prime Minister to approve GM mustard

Dear Mr. Prime Minister, We, a group of concerned Indian economists, write this open letter to express our strong support ...
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Monsanto’s Robert Fraley: How gene editing and data science can help meet global food needs sustainably

[Editor’s Note: Robert Fraley is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Monsanto.] I was humbled to be the ...
Opinion: Anti-GMO documentaries on Hawaii farming warp reality

Opinion: Anti-GMO documentaries on Hawaii farming warp reality

A movement in Hawaii promotes the romanticized view that the world can be fed locally and without farm pesticides and ...
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As African countries develop GMO crops, scientists escalate communication outreach

African countries are currently having trouble releasing their biotech crops popularly known as Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) to farmers, but ...
Podcast: Uruguay's over-reaching GMO regulations stifle home-grown solutions

Podcast: Uruguay’s over-reaching GMO regulations stifle home-grown solutions

Uruguayan GMO researcher Sabina Vidal: Burdensome regulations mean farmers rely on soy seeds from US corporations ...
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Viewpoint: Africa must modernize farms by embracing biotechnology to fight malnutrition

[Editor's note: Mark Lynas is a British journalist and environmentalist.] Africa desperately needs agricultural modernisation. With the most rapidly growing population ...
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Ugandan professor: NGO scare-mongering confuses public about GMO crops’ potential for good

[Editor’s Note: Morris Ogenga-Latigo is a member of the Pan African Parliament and former member of the Uganda National Biosafety ...
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