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Video: French anti-GMO activists target agricultural cooperative in dicamba, glyphosate protest

At dawn on Monday, August 27th, [French] GMO protesters rallied in Glomel .... As early as 6 am, they blocked access ...
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CRISPR gene editing could improve crops, animals in Sub-Saharan Africa, but public education is key

.... (CRISPR) technology has enabled genetic engineering feats previously considered impracticable, offering great hopes for solutions to problems facing society ...
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Why there’s little hope of ending public disagreements over GMOs and food safety

[L]ook out into the future to the year 2050.  Do you think our future food conversations will be more or ...
GMO critics in Germany seeking special tax in bid for greater control over biotech offerings

GMO critics in Germany seeking special tax in bid for greater control over biotech offerings

With a new initiative, NGOs in Germany are seeking authority over the approval of biotechnology products such as pharmaceuticals and ...
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As Bayer absorbs ‘much loathed’ Monsanto, will consumers aim their anger at the aspirin maker?

The public seems to loathe Monsanto. A recent poll ranked the company among the 20 most hated in America (nearly every other name ...
How John Oliver was duped by the fringe anti-science advocacy groups USRTK and the Organic Consumers Association

How John Oliver was duped by the fringe anti-science advocacy groups USRTK and the Organic Consumers Association

Sometimes it's difficult to know who is defending science and who is more concerned about identity politics and cheap laughs ...
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In wake of Environmental Working Group’s glyphosate-cereal report, Chicago day care bans Cheerios

A North American day care company with nine Chicago-area locations has stopped serving Cheerios in response to a recent report ...
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Corporate support for anti-GMO advocacy groups is growing. Do companies know what their money is funding?

Many corporations provide funding to environmental groups and the level of funding has been growing .... Corporate funding of environmental ...
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Why polio remains surprisingly hard to eradicate

Polio retains a foothold in Pakistan—and will likely continue to do so as long as basic health services are neglected ...
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From GMOs to BPA, why are the wealthy more likely to fall for food pseudoscience?

Socioeconomics play a significant role in attitudes about food – especially concerns about safety and purchasing behavior. And higher income ...
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Farmers say Laura Prepon and other anti-GMO celebrities make their jobs harder

I really wish there were more celebrities out there who embraced the biotechnology and the benefits behind modern agriculture. ...
Americans think they know about GMOs, but poll shows consumers still badly confused

Americans think they know about GMOs, but poll shows consumers still badly confused

As a non-expert consumer, it’s hard to know what to think about GMOs. Of course, we’re already consuming them, with ...
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Viewpoint: German regulators shouldn’t trust Testbiotech and other anti-biotech ‘lobbyists’ to guide public about CRISPR gene editing

Yes, it is important to inform the public about the opportunities and risks of new genetic engineering techniques—but not by ...
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USDA patents provide glimpse of coming GMO and bioengineered food labels

On August 7, 2018, USDA filed six new bioengineered food symbols with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, to “certify ...
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How anti-GMO groups copy advocacy ‘tactics’ from the anti-meat movement

The money trail behind [organic] food companies and activist groups is shocking, and there are similarities between the anti-GMO movement and the ...
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Viewpoint: Verdict in glyphosate trial suggests environmental activists are fair-weather fans of science

[A]re scientists supposed to be the folk heroes of environmental activists or not? When the subject is climate change they ...
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Viewpoint: Trying to make smart food choices? Ignore what celebrities say about GMOs

Studies have confirmed that people are more likely to believe celebrities and politicians over scientists when it comes to medical advice ...
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A farmer’s view on educating consumers about GMOs, pesticides and sustainable food

My family’s farm began in 1880s with a sod house and an intrepid couple—the Banmans—willing to brave the unforgiving Canadian ...
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Organic Times: New satire site takes Onion-like look at crop biotechnology activists

Agriculture is a serious topic. While farmers in the developing world struggle to save their crops from pest invasions and ...
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Viewpoint: Federal regulators should clamp down on ‘misleading’ non-GMO advertising

For a long time, American consumers .... could read a food label or product advertisement and trust that the information ...
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What is ‘clean eating’? Consumers say popular marketing trend is ‘confusing’ and ‘pretentious’

While phrases such as ‘eating clean’ are starting to appear more frequently in consumer marketing, Mintel research shows some consumers ...
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Viewpoint: Farmers turn to social media to educate public about exaggerated benefits of organic and non-GMO labeled foods

Years ago, before I fell in love with a farmer and became one myself, I was a big-city girl who ...
Viewpoint: Organic vs GMO debate distracts from real food security issues

Viewpoint: Organic vs GMO debate distracts from real food security issues

.... For several years now, GMOs and organic have consumed America’s attention. It isn’t our interest in these topics that is ...
Health benefits of hot dog water? Profitable prank illustrates problem with food labels

Health benefits of hot dog water? Profitable prank illustrates problem with food labels

Festival-goers in Canada recently got the opportunity to buy an innovative new health product: hot dog water. Boasting health benefits ...
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Viewpoint: Greenpeace and ‘the awful reality of anti-science activism’

The Austrian research portal "Addendum" released a bombshell video regarding the facts, figures, and positions regarding GMO foods. In this ...
A Nutritionist Reflects on the Sad State of Health Education About GMOs and Farming at Schools and Universities

A Nutritionist Reflects on the Sad State of Health Education About GMOs and Farming at Schools and Universities

Ruth MacDonald, PhD, Author, Professor and Chair, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University, and Interim Senior ...
Viewpoint: FDA gives organic food marketers a pass on deceptive labeling—at consumer expense

Viewpoint: FDA gives organic food marketers a pass on deceptive labeling—at consumer expense

[W]hen it comes to the $47-billion-a-year organic industry, the FDA gives a complete pass to blatantly false and deceptive advertising ...
When a Farmer and a Dietitian are the Same Person: Telling Stories to Counter Misinformation about Biotechnology

When a Farmer and a Dietitian are the Same Person: Telling Stories to Counter Misinformation about Biotechnology

Jennie Schmidt, Third-Generation Maryland Farmer, Registered Dietitian, Member of the Global Farmer Network | August 7, 2018 Highlights: Combining a ...