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Should University Agricultural Research Scientists Partner With Industry?

Should University Agricultural Research Scientists Partner With Industry?

Studies show research on GE crops is not significantly influenced by conflicts of Interest. However, it is important to remain ...
Green genes: Germany's top organic researcher says environmentalists should embrace CRISPR editing

Green genes: Germany’s top organic researcher says environmentalists should embrace CRISPR editing

[Editor's note: The following is a Q&A with Urs Niggli, director of the Research Institute for Organic Agriculture in Germany ...
Even if organic food was as cheap as conventional, not everyone would buy it, study finds

Even if organic food was as cheap as conventional, not everyone would buy it, study finds

[Editor's note: Jayson Lusk is a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University.] I presumed most ...
Environmentalists pressure Canadian schools to drop food waste webinar because it mentions non-browning GE apple

Environmentalists pressure Canadian schools to drop food waste webinar because it mentions non-browning GE apple

[Editor's note: Read the GLP's profile on the genetically engineered non-browning Arctic Apple and the potential for genetic engineering to ...
Why hasn't India embraced GM food as it did Green Revolution technologies?

Why hasn’t India embraced GM food as it did Green Revolution technologies?

[Editor's note: Vivian Fernandes is editor of Smart Indian Agriculture, a website devoted to promoting modern practices in agriculture including use ...
Campbell's Soup works with federal agencies to craft national GMO label

Campbell’s Soup works with federal agencies to craft national GMO label

Drawing on extensive consumer research, The Campbell Soup Co.'s GMO disclosure labels on packs and online could serve as a ...
National Academies: Conflict of interest claims directed at GMO report 'unfair and disingenuous'

National Academies: Conflict of interest claims directed at GMO report ‘unfair and disingenuous’

[Editor's note: The following is a statement by the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in response to ...
Getting Risk Right: Geoffrey Kabat's book asks, "are we afraid of the wrong things?"

Getting Risk Right: Geoffrey Kabat’s book asks, “are we afraid of the wrong things?”

[Editor's note: Geoffrey Kabat is a cancer researcher and an epidemiologist at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.] Why do things that ...
Is non-GMO label a 'declaration of opposition to farmers, science?'

Is non-GMO label a ‘declaration of opposition to farmers, science?’

[Editor's note: Trevor Charles is a microbiologist at the University of Waterloo in Canada.] [M]y tweet about an example of a ...
UK farmers push back against 'pseudo-science attack' on herbicide glyphosate

UK farmers push back against ‘pseudo-science attack’ on herbicide glyphosate

Hundreds of farmers across Britain are coming together in a concerted effort to show politicians and the public why glyphosate ...
Tanzania's first ever GMO field trial: Drought-tolerant, insect-resistant corn 'shows promising results'

Tanzania’s first ever GMO field trial: Drought-tolerant, insect-resistant corn ‘shows promising results’

Tanzania's first-ever genetically-modified crop trial was planted only a 30-minute drive from the capital. ... A year ago the Tanzanian ...
5 non-GMO 'frankenfoods' that can carry organic label

5 non-GMO ‘frankenfoods’ that can carry organic label

One of the most common food myths of our time is that GMOs are “frankenfoods” while heirloom or organic varieties ...
When Celebrity And Science Collide: Hollywood And The Anti-Biotechnology Food Movement

When Celebrity And Science Collide: Hollywood And The Anti-Biotechnology Food Movement

Celebrityhood does not equate with science knowledge. The opinions of music and media stars are no more relevant to the ...
Bias at The New York Times? ‘The Truth is Hard’ when reporting on bees and neonicotinoid pesticides

Bias at The New York Times? ‘The Truth is Hard’ when reporting on bees and neonicotinoid pesticides

Covering food and modern farming has not been the New York Times' strong point, writes GLP's Jon Entine. Is the ...
Iowa farmer: 8 popular food companies that promote myths about GMOs

Iowa farmer: 8 popular food companies that promote myths about GMOs

[Editor’s note: Michelle Miller, known on social media as the Farm Babe, raises lamb and beef cattle, and grows almost ...
Bias at The New York Times? Stephanie Strom botches report on bees and neonicotinoid pesticides

Bias at The New York Times? Stephanie Strom botches report on bees and neonicotinoid pesticides

Covering food and modern farming has not been the New York Times' strong point, writes GLP's Jon Entine. Is the ...
He's baaaack: Natural News restored to Google, as founder Mike Adams escalates 'censorship' claim

He’s baaaack: Natural News restored to Google, as founder Mike Adams escalates ‘censorship’ claim

[Editor's note: NaturalNews.com was delisted from Google search results on February 23, 2017, for what was later revealed to be ...
Transparency Helps Food Producers Increase Trust Processes And Products

Transparency Helps Food Producers Increase Trust Processes And Products

Research shows that consumers hold food companies most responsible not only for labor issues, human rights and business ethics, but ...
Precision agriculture: How big data can make farms more sustainable

Precision agriculture: How big data can make farms more sustainable

Farmers have numerous sources of technology and data available to use in their operations, but many producers struggle with what ...
Google delisted Mike Adams' Natural News website for 'sneaky' marketing, not content

Google delisted Mike Adams’ Natural News website for ‘sneaky’ marketing, not content

It became apparent that “Natural News” had been removed from Google search results on February 22 [2017]. The website did ...
New Technology Adoption Is The Ethical Thing To Do

New Technology Adoption Is The Ethical Thing To Do

CFI's research shows much stronger support for teaching developing countries how to feed themselves instead of exporting food to them ...
Science Denial Is A Global Issue Hampering Food Technology Advancements

Science Denial Is A Global Issue Hampering Food Technology Advancements

On GM foods or myriad other issues, what barriers are important to science denial? This is the latest in the ...
Shared Values Must Come Before Science in Winning Consumer Trust On Today's Farming Practices

Shared Values Must Come Before Science in Winning Consumer Trust On Today’s Farming Practices

Science isn’t enough. Science tells us if we can do something while society tells us if we should. Farmers need ...
Technology In Farming And Food: Farmers And Producers Need To Build Trust

Technology In Farming And Food: Farmers And Producers Need To Build Trust

Consumers expect more than quality and safety; they want the supply chain to be transparent. Farmers and food companies that ...
Transparency Is Key To Consumer Acceptance Of New Technology

Transparency Is Key To Consumer Acceptance Of New Technology

Can gene-editing technology avoid the stigma associated with GMOs? Center for Food Integrity research says food and agricultural companies must ...
No Love in Boulder for Colorado’s GMO Labeling Proposition

No Love in Boulder for Colorado’s GMO Labeling Proposition

Boulder is ... home to several world-renowned scientific organizations, as well as the University of Colorado-Boulder. It’s worth noting that ...