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Viewpoint: Organic industry anti-pesticide ‘propaganda’ threatens to cripple American agriculture

Misleading half-truths and outright misstatements offer a teaching moment about “advocacy research.” ...
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NY Times’ Eric Lipton defends anti-biotech, anti-vax Moms Across America, which harasses scientists

Journalists like Eric Lipton need to recognize where the real danger lies ...
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Podcast: This GMO probiotic helps prevent hangovers—can it ease consumer fear of biotechnology?

There's nothing quite like a hangover. After a few too many drinks and a night of restless sleep, you wake ...
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Viewpoint: Processed food does not necessarily mean it’s unhealthy—the science behind an essential but misunderstood technology

You are you and I am me because of processed foods, because our ancestors learned how to cook meat and make bread and, perhaps ...
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Consumers largely prefer ‘real’ beef, despite plant-based burger’s surging popularity, survey shows

With all the news about Beyond Meat’s stock price and the rolling out of the Impossible Burger at Burger King, ...
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Fear of CRISPR-edited crops driven by ‘socio-political factors,’ not science, biotech experts say

It should come as no surprise that innovation is linked to uncertainty, especially when its effects are wide-ranging and can ...
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Viewpoint: We need intensive agriculture to combat climate change and feed 10 billion people

There is an unforgiving math at the interface of agriculture and the environment ...
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EU glyphosate battle: Monsanto list of policy makers, journalists not illegal, Bayer says

Bayer said a law firm it commissioned to investigate lists compiled by Monsanto of European journalists, politicians and researchers had ...
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Podcast: Food snobbery vs the Impossible Burger: A skeptical look at health claims about plant-based meat

"Natural food" advocates have blasted Impossible and Beyond as unhealthy. Let's look at their arguments ...
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Plant geneticist Kevin Folta: Scientific American’s rewritten anti-GMO article a ‘lesser abomination’

The Scientific American article about "dying broccoli" and "toxic corn" drew wide criticism for its unreferenced and outright false indictment ...
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Can we stop stupid politics from ruining carbon farming?

It seems like every Democratic presidential candidate wants to get farmers sucking carbon out of the air and sticking it ...
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Viewpoint: Crop biotech industry’s ‘poor communication’ fueled explosion of Non-GMO Project labels

Today in North America, the Non-GMO Project Verified logo is on over 50,000 food products that bring in more than ...
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Education, politics, religion may have no impact on our acceptance of GMOs

A study examining the public's 2006 views on GMOs offers a glimpse into the evolution of the ongoing debate over ...
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Viewpoint: False equivalency: When journalism’s quest for balance goes awry—science says climate change, vaccines have only one side

On matters of science, a well‐meaning desire to present all views equally can be a Trojan horse for damaging falsehoods ...
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Lessons learned from GMOs: How lab-grown meat can avoid crop biotech’s controversial legacy

This article discusses the choices and strategies that can hasten or delay the adoption of novel food technologies. We start ...
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Viewpoint: Farewell to ‘terminator seeds’ (1995-2015)—the anti-GMO movement’s favorite bogeyman

Although GMO sterile 'terminator' seeds never existed, the idea has distorted the discussion for decades ...
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Viewpoint: Here are 3 biotech foods I could buy at Costco if not for GMO opponents

The opponents of this method of improving food have been successful in suppressing even the most logical applications ...
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Anti-GMO ‘volunteer reapers’ destroy experimental crops, claiming research violates EU biotech rules

Individuals claiming to be volunteer mowers destroyed two test plots of oleic sunflower on August 13 in the Hérault [France] ...
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Non-GMO product demand surges while consumer biotech knowledge remains low, survey shows

The proportion of shoppers shunning genetically modified foods has tripled over the past decade, according to The Hartman Group, Bellevue, ...
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Australian Academy of Science ‘slams’ anti-GMO myths as nation contemplates relaxed biotech crop rules

The nation’s leading scientists have started a publicity campaign to dispel what they say are unfounded fears over genetically modified ...
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Viewpoint: Produce is sugary, GMO ‘poison’? Scientific American embraces long-debunked food safety tropes

The lies and distortions start early in this appalling Scientific American article -- and they keep going to the end ...
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Restaurants struggling to keep up with demand for Impossible Burger, alternative ‘meats’

There is no better illustration of the pent-up demand for alternatives to meat ...
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Podcast: Bridging the gap between farmers and consumers on GMOs, sustainable agriculture

Agronomist and entrepreneur Robert Saik has a lifetime of experience in farming. For years, he has been a leading advocate ...
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Viewpoint: Organic food movement ‘shoots itself in the foot’ by rejecting CRISPR gene editing

By making rejection of technology part of their 'brand,' organic food producers may put themselves at a severe competitive disadvantage ...
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Crop gene editing needs proactive communication plan, scientist warns

Effective science communication is critical to ensure gene editing technology does not suffer from the perception problem now facing GMOs ...
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Viewpoint: Beef industry opposition to plant-based burgers about stifling competition—not consumer protection

There’s a speech war brewing in your supermarket’s meat section. On one side are the beef producers who are fed ...
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Viewpoint: Why the Non-GMO Project label is little more than a marketing tool that deceives consumers

The presence of a Non-GMO Project seal of approval doesn't really tell consumers anything about their food ...
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Viewpoint: Why science hasn’t given us a cure for cancer: We’re still ‘trying to understand it’

Each permutation of cancer requires a different approach, therapy, or method of management ...