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‘Why did I get cancer?’ We can do more to alleviate ‘angst, guilt’ accompanying a diagnosis

More time spent explaining the biology of cancer to patients can help alleviate angst and guilt.  ...
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Viewpoint: Non-GMO, organic, gluten free? Demystifying misleading food labels

Take a look at our label guide to know when a label is meaningful and when you’re just throwing away ...
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Podcast: Does the Nobel Prize overlook important scientific achievements?

Nobel prizes are often seen as the pinnacle of scientific achievement. But are they a fair way of recognizing contributions ...
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Viewpoint: There will be no crop biotech revolution unless scientists, consumers learn to talk to each other

It is imperative that scientists bridge the gap and enable an open, global dialogue so that all are informed ...
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Blockchain could help keep ‘counterfeit’ products out of organic, non-GMO certification schemes

More and more food products and beverages are branded and accompanied by a variety of certification schemes. For instance, organic ...
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Digesting GMO and non-GMO foods—why your body can’t tell the difference

What exactly happens when you eat a GMO? ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Bombarding’ public with facts won’t end opposition to GMO crops

In a paper published early this year in Nature Human Behavior, scientists asked 500 Americans what they thought about foods ...
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Viewpoint: Organic farmer’s New York Times opinion piece perpetuates ‘fantasy’ of small growers feeding the world

Barber’s perspective on GM and patented seeds follow the party line of the organic industry ...
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African media urged to consider ‘national interest’ in reporting on GMOs

Journalists and scientists are urging African media to consider the “national interest” when reporting on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to ...
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India’s anti-GMO activists claim biotech eggplant contains ‘poison’ in bid to end illegal crop cultivation

There is no scientific evidence to prove that genetically modified crops are unsafe, the Union Environment Ministry told  [parliament on ...
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Why unproven alternative cancer treatments are so dangerous

Cancer is oppressive and all-pervasive: half of us alive today will experience a direct brush with it. But despite its ...
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Viewpoint: Non-browning Arctic apple rollout offers ‘template’ for ending GMO debate

“Everybody thinks, 'GMOs … consumers are all against that,' ” Neal Carter, president of Okanagan Specialty Fruits, was quoted on ...
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Some farmers earn more money defending GMOs on YouTube than they do growing food

It’s a sign of the times when farmers make more money advocating for the industry on social media than actually ...
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Fitness-focused consumers spur development of non-GMO soybean with 50% more protein

Israel-based startup Equinom is developing non-GMO soybeans with higher protein levels, which the company said in a release will deliver a ...
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90% of Europeans fear biotech crops? New survey busts the popular anti-GMO myth

A special Eurobarometer survey report on food safety was published [in June]. It shows once again that the regularly promoted ...
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Viewpoint: There’s a reason we haven’t cured cancer. It has nothing to do with ‘leadership, motivation, or funding’

Although fighting cancer is an admirable cause, there are many things standing in our way of a universal cure, such ...
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GMO scare 2.0? ‘Arduous’ regulation may increase public distrust of CRISPR-edited crops

Modern biotechnology (transgenesis and gene editing) helps achieve an increase in food production without the need for more land area for agriculture ...
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India’s pro-GMO cotton farmers make case for relaxed biotech crop rules to prime minister

Farmers who want to grow GM crops have met senior ministers of the [federal] government to represent their case. A ...
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The rise, fall and resurrection of Russian seed bank pioneer Nikolai Vavilov

Would all this be cast aside, he wondered, his reputation disgraced?  Or would the good work be rediscovered, like the ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-GMO movement’s romanticized notions of ‘natural food’ won’t solve global nutrition challenges

Food science and farm technologies today provide Americans with an unprecedented abundance of safe, healthy and nutritious food. Yet, consumers ...
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What’s the most sustainable, affordable and nutritious sugar: Boutique imported unrefined whole cane v. domestic sugar cane v. sugar beet?

A drive toward The Everglades down US 98 between Yeehaw Junction and Belle Glade, FL takes you around the east ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Anti-GMO lobby’ campaign against AquAdvantage salmon won’t end as fish heads for American plates

It’s been an 11-year, $30 million regulatory journey for genetically modified salmon to end up on American plates, and it ...
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(Practically) no one is anti-science, and how that can help us talk about GMOs

Keith Kloor, science blogger at Discover, has sparked an intriguing debate about the use of the term "anti-science" to describe ...
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Viewpoint: ‘We’ll be eating each other in 5 years’? How ‘catastrophic’ environmentalism threatens sustainable farming

In April, the cry of climate catastrophe seized the political agenda. ... It was the only subject driving the zombie ...
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Podcast: Biologist Rob Wager takes on anti-GMO scientists at 1st International Conference on Agroecology

Economic growth fueled by market reforms has cut poverty in the developing world drastically over the last 30 years. But ...
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Lab-grown protein could make up 35% of meat consumption by 2040 amid growing concerns about animal agriculture

Memphis Meats, based in Emeryville, California, is one of a growing number of startups worldwide that are making cell-based or ...
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Promoting lab-grown meat as ‘high-tech’ innovation could fuel consumer fear of alternative protein

In the near future, we will be able to mass-produce meat directly from animal cells. This cultured meat could change ...