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Hawaiian GMO farmer on Food Evolution doc: Saving papaya from extinction is not ‘propaganada’

[Editor's note: Joni Kamiya is a family farmer growing GMO papaya on Hawaii's North Shore.] The [GMO] papaya works, it ...
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‘Science moms’ defend Food Evolution movie against Zen Honeycutt’s ‘propaganda’ accusation

[Written by Alison Bernstein, Layla Katiraee, Jenny Splitter, Kavin Senapathy, and Anastasia Bodnar.] Despite numerous statements that the producers had creative ...
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Opinion: ‘Fear-based’ food labels—like Dannon’s GMO-free claims—undermine confidence in safe food system

[Editor's note: Kent Messer is a professor at the University of Delaware.] As a behavioral economist, I analyze what motivates ...
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Consumer opposition stalls GM feed crops that could revolutionize Australia’s dairy industry

The [Australian] dairy industry’s greatest innovations in a generation — genetically modified high-energy ryegrass and virus-resistant clover — have still ...
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Desaparecidos: Gene bank helps identify Argentina’s stolen and missing children

During the 1976-1983 dictatorship, Argentina's military rulers systematically stole babies born to political prisoners, most of whom were then killed ...
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LA Times: Food Evolution GMO movie persuasive not polemical, ‘potentially revolutionary’

Calm, careful, potentially revolutionary, "Food Evolution" is an iconoclastic documentary on a hot-button topic. Persuasive rather than polemical, it's the ...
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Viewpoint: US Right to Know uses ‘big tobacco strategy’ to attack, discredit, scare academics

[Editor's note: Stuart Smyth is a professor in the University of 
Saskatchewan’s agricultural and resource economics department and holds the ...
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Letter denouncing Food Evolution as ‘propaganda’ misses opportunity for constructive GMO discussion

[Terrance Bradshaw is the director of the University of Vermont's Apple and Grape Program and Horticulture Research and Education Center ...
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Chinese government, Dow Chemical work together to convince public GMO foods safe

With a population of 1.4 billion and limited arable land, China is trying hard to convince citizens to accept genetically ...
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Hollywood Reporter on Food Evolution: ‘Polished and provocative’, challenges ‘enviro-activist orthodoxy’

THE BOTTOM LINE: A polished and provocative call for activists to be as scientifically minded as they believe they are ...
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Redefining natural selection: How synthetic biology may solve sustainability challenges in food, fuel and health

[S]ynthetic biology] is poised to change how we feed ourselves, clothe ourselves, fuel ourselves—and possibly even change our very selves ...
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Opinion: Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio and foodie movement push expensive, counterproductive farm policies

Tom Colicchio wants every child to taste an apple by the age of three. That’s just one of the many ...
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USDA requests ‘stakeholders’ feedback as it researches what to say in federal GMO label guidelines

The U.S. Agriculture Department's Agricultural Marketing Service has started the process of figuring out how to write the guidelines for ...
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Marion Nestle shuts down blog’s comments section, blames ‘Monsanto-funded GMO trolls’ for flooding site

With regret, I asked my site managers at Cre8d to block all future comments to this site. The GMO trolls—people who ...
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Opinion: GMO opponents in ‘frenzied heat’ trying to discredit Food Evolution movie

Michael Pollan, Marion Nestle and other anti-GMO activists have complained that the documentary Food Evolution is nothing more than a ...
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Prince Edward Island approves expansion of first North American GE salmon facility

A [Prince Edward Island] hatchery that will produce genetically modified salmon has received the go-ahead for two 40,000 square-foot buildings to expand ...
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Opinion | Putin’s ‘sock puppets’: How Russia ‘uses’ anti-GMO activists to undermine crop biotech and science

In its promotion of 'fake news,' Russia is committed to undermining US technological advantages by using anti-GMO activists to spread ...
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Are doctors disregarding racial genetic risk factors when treating patients?

We know that some population groups are at greater risk for developing certain diseases. But a recent study says many ...
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Video: Neil deGrasse Tyson on GMO scientific consensus in Food Evolution movie

Adding more fuel to the GMO versus organic food fire, the documentary “Food Evolution,” ... attempts to end the controversy ...
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Food Evolution director defends documentary as pro-data, pro-science

[Scott Hamilton] Kennedy goes deep here with his answers to Salon’s questions, judiciously explaining what others might consider blasphemy. ...
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Opinion: Greenpeace’s ‘fearmongering’ gives environmental advocacy a bad name

The little town of Saint-Félicien, in Quebec’s lovely Saguenay region, is under siege. ... “Greenpeace wants our total death!” mayor ...
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Biotechnology confusion: Differences among GMOs, gene editing and genetic engineering

Your body contains trillions of cells which make up the physical you. Each one of these cells has a blueprint ...
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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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