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Review: ‘Fact-based’ Food Evolution doc counters anti-GMO documentaries’ ‘questionable content’

Plant breeding doesn’t generally inspire filmmakers. But genetic engineering — the process that creates “GMO” crops — has already sparked ...
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‘Culture of confrontation’: Professor on abusive use of Freedom of Information Act in GMO debate

[Editor's note: David Zilberman is a professor of agriculture and resource economics at UC-Berkeley.] [A] few weeks ago, I received a ...
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Opinion: Food Evolution movie gets science right—but that won’t likely convince ‘GMO-averse people’

[Editor's note: Keith Kloor is a freelance writer and adjunct journalism lecturer at New York University.] Unfortunately, there’s no good ...
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Genetically engineered natural insecticides? RNAi crops with built-in protection hit the market

DvSnf7 dsRNA is an unusual insecticide. You don’t spray it on crops. Instead, you encode instructions for manufacturing it in ...
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Food Evolution’s NYC premiere proof science and reason can win over GMO skeptics

Change is hard. But a skeptical New York City crowd's reaction to Food Evolution, a new documentary about GMOs, provides ...
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‘Food Evolution’ review: Film shows fear of GMOs in rich countries hurts African farmers

The Food Evolution documentary, directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy and narrated by pop astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, navigates ...
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GMO papaya saved an $11 million industry in Hawaii—and set off a political storm

It started with rotting flesh. ... It was a sign of trouble for hundreds of Hawaiian papaya farmers who, for the next several ...
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Infographic: Vermont’s twisted GMO labeling logic

Although the prospect for on-product labeling of genetically engineered foods in the United States have dimmed, critics of biotechnology continue ...
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Infographic: Twisted GMO labeling logic

Although the prospect for on-product labeling of genetically engineered foods in the United States have dimmed, critics of biotechnology continue ...
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NY Times on Food Evolution movie: ‘In a world desperate for safe, sustainable food, GMOs may well be a force for good’

The scientific method is under siege, and not just from naysayers who dismiss climate change or fear vaccines. G.M.O.s — ...
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Opinion: Food patents immoral? Anti-GMO argument isn’t based on logic or science

[Editor's note: "Fallacy Man" is the pseudonym for a PhD biology student who blogs at The Logic of Science.] ["It’s morally wrong ...
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Foodie Michael Pollan and 45 researchers dismiss Food Evolution doc as ‘a piece of propaganda’

[Editor's note: The following is part of a letter signed by 45 academics including University of California-Berkeley professor Michael Pollan, ...
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Do GM crop regulatory delays, trade disputes threaten global food security?

[Editor's note: Stuart Smyth is a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Saskatchewan.] Genetically ...
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Marion Nestle: ‘GMO propaganda’ film Food Evolution quoted me ‘out of context’

[Editor's note: Marion Nestle is a professor of nutrition, food studies, and public health at New York University. She is featured ...
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Opinion: Activists—not biotech companies—responsible for public backlash against GMOs

Biotech companies like Monsanto are often blamed for not doing enough to combat consumer skepticism of GM foods. But anti-GMO ...
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Environmental Defense Fund: Sustainable farming, feeding growing population require biotechnology

It is critical that humanity meet the food needs of a growing population and relieve the increasing pressures on natural ...
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Talking Biotech: Anti-GMO activists say Food Evolution is an ‘agrichemical conspiracy’—Who’s behind the documentary?

Scott Hamilton Kennedy, director of Food Evolution, addresses baseless claims that new GMO documentary is "Monsanto propaganda" ...
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Nina Fedoroff: USDA, FDA proposals intended to streamline biotech crop regulations don’t offer needed relief

[Editor's note: Nina Fedoroff is an American molecular biologist. She was awarded the National Medal of Science in 2007 and served ...
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Pro-GMO vegans? Online community champions biotechnology, science literacy

[Andrea] Palmieri, who now leads the March Against Myths, is a bit of a contradiction. In fact, she was once told ...
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Opinion: Celebrities, environmental activist groups should stop shaming parents into avoiding GMOs

The Environmental Media Association has teamed up with the organic dairy farm Clover Sonoma to celebrate Dairy Month in an ...
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Organic industry-funded anti-GMO group US Right to Know calls Food Evolution film ‘chemical industry propaganda’

[Editor's note: Stacy Malkan is co-director of US Right to Know. Read the GLP's profile of USRTK here.] Some industry messaging ...
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‘Food Evolution’ movie could mark turning point in public GMO discussion

Food Evolution, a documentary about the GMO debate, brings pro-science perspectives into the mainstream and casts a harsh light on ...
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GMO 20-year safety endorsement: 280 science institutions, more than 3,000 studies

Despite vehement public debate, there is an overwhelming scientific consensus that GE foods present no greater risk than non-GMO crops, ...
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Should milk from cows that eat genetically modified feed be labeled GMO?

[A] woman in California is suing Chipotle because it advertises a GMO- free menu, while serving meat, cheese and sour ...
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Will GMO-wary public embrace gene-edited food crops? ‘It’s more social science than science’

Green stalks have only just begun to sprout in the test fields where biotech giant DuPont Pioneer is planting rows ...
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High yield gene-edited rice: Field trials begin in Japan

A food research body [in Japan] has started growing genome-edited rice plants outdoors on a trial basis for the first ...
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AquaBounty acquires first US fish farm to raise fast-growing GE salmon

When salmon from AquaBounty Technologies reach grocery stores and restaurants, some of them will come from America’s heartland. AquaBounty has ...
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National Academies of Sciences rebuke claim 2016 GMO crops report ‘tainted’ by conflicts of interest

[Editor's note: The following is a letter to the editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education from the Committee on Genetically ...
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