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R.I.P. Monsanto. Our hates will go on.

Welp, this is the end of Monsanto. Not the end of the seed company, mind you, but the end of ...
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US FDA: Gene-edited crops can have many advantages for consumers

Scientific advances in biotechnology, such as genome editing and synthetic biology, hold enormous potential to improve human and animal health, ...
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How do you know ‘pseudoscience’ when you see it?

Ontario Correactology Health Care Centres offer 'natural' ways to manage pain, but they're not scientifically proven ...
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Infamous Seralini GMO rat tumor study debunked by European scientists

Three European studies have disproved Gilles-Éric Séralini’s widely circulated claims that genetically modified maize (corn) induces tumors in rats. Séralini, ...
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Organic farming advocate Klaas Martens comes out in favor of gene-edited crops

Klaas Martens, a prominent voice in the organic movement and a third-generation grain and livestock farmer, says he would be ...
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Podcast: Has the GMO debate reached a turning point?

For more than a decade now, environmentalist groups have waged a successful campaign against biotechnology in agriculture. Playing on the ...
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Viewpoint: Quick start on gene-edited crop research gives UK advantage over rest of Europe

Good news for the UK, but bad news for the anti-science, anti-progress green movement: the Telegraph reports that ‘gene-edited super-crops’ are ...
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Farmers on social media: The dark side of being an ‘agvocate’

I have tried my best to encourage people that it is essential to share their farm stories in the title ...
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The future of meat: Can science replace animals?

All economic activities related to research, development, production, trade and consumption of plants, animals and all other living things are ...
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Anti-GMO group: ‘Bayer is now the new Monsanto’

Bayer’s decision to drop the name means Monsanto products like Roundup will still be Roundup, but now they will be ...
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Are farmers the key to countering glyphosate fearmongering?

The public conversation around glyphosate is all flowing in one direction. A cluster of environmental campaigners, organic food activists and ...
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Viewpoint: The faulty logic behind popular anti-GMO meme ‘it just feels right’

I don’t know about you, but I have never liked the sound the letters TO, TWO, and TOO makes. Maybe ...
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Viewpoint: Retiring the Monsanto brand could be good for the GMO debate

Though critics will no doubt accuse Monsanto of greenwashing its products under the less-familiar Bayer brand, I’d like to argue ...
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France to vote on mandatory label for meat and dairy products from animals fed GMOs

French politicians have backed a proposal for mandatory labelling of meat and dairy products from animals raised on genetically modified ...
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Will this ‘germ game’ help us prepare for a terror attack using a bioengineered virus?

In June 2001, a group of government officials and journalists play-acted their way through a “germ game,” a fictional scenario ...
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Golden Rice: Debunking Greenpeace’s ‘misinformed and politically motivated’ claims against the vitamin-enhanced GMO crop

The campaign against GR2E was partly misinformed, partly politically motivated. ... One argument is that the benefits of GR2E are ...
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GMO crop pioneer Marc Van Montagu: Overpopulation—not GMOs—drives monocultures

At roughly the same time as Mary-Dell Chilton and Monsanto, who were working in the United States, [Belgian molecular biologists ...
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Viewpoint: French media’s ‘fake news’ on glyphosate herbicide endangers science in Europe

In Europe, technical matters which should be science-based, such as the authorization of marketing for chemicals or genetically engineered plants, ...
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Talking Biotech: From non-GMO to organic, has food labeling gone too far?

Elanco's Colleen Parr Dekker: Product differentiation and marketing—not transparency and education—are why food companies adopt trendy labels ...
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The end of Monsanto: Bayer to drop company’s name following takeover

The Monsanto company name, which has become synonymous with genetically modified food and as a longstanding target of environmental activists, ...
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Mark Lynas: Scotland’s GMO ban hurts food security in Africa

Mark Lynas, a former eco-warrior who, five years ago, made a dramatic U-turn from trying to shut down scientific research ...
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Video: A quick history of biotechnology

Here’s a history of DNA, genes, and chromosomes as fast as possible. Read full, original post: A History Of Biotechnology ...
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Lessons learned from the GMO debate could pave way for public acceptance of gene drives

For people who watched the decades-old opposition to “GMO” unfold, headlines like this one from The Guardian look familiar: US military agency ...
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Factor GMO: The curious disappearance of the ‘world’s largest international study on GMO safety’

In late 2014, an obscure Russian group called a press conference in London to announce the launch of the “world’s largest ...
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Viewpoint: New GMO labels will make consumer confusion worse, not better

So just how bad are the new federal regulations on labeling genetically engineered food? I don’t think anyone is standing ...
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As world’s scientists herald CRISPR revolution, will Africa follow?

I am only wondering if those spreading the misinformation are currently following the recent “super” GMO technique referred to as ...
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Viewpoint: USDA’s GMO labeling proposal is ‘the right way to do it’

After two years of waiting, the USDA has finally published its proposed regulations to implement labeling of genetically modified crops ...
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Viewpoint: How anti-glyphosate activists deny science when debating the herbicide’s safety

Anti-GMO activists argue with religious certainty that the weedkiller glyphosate (Monsanto’s Roundup) is dangerous, deadly even. But in the next ...

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