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A matter of trust: Why anti-vaxxers are wary of Big Pharma

Vaccine opponents often share a conviction that the health care system is more interested in profits and power than helping ...
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GMO chestnut trees could help revitalize New York’s Native American communities

The American chestnut once dominated the eastern forests of the United States. A fungal pathogen, Cryphonectria parasitica, was introduced to ...
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Sen. Chuck Grassley: EU hostility to biotech, conventional agriculture shouldn’t be allowed to ‘scuttle’ trade talks with US

When trade representatives visit me to discuss biotechnology products, often the first thing I do is eat a genetically modified ...
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Viewpoint: Regulators should embrace the Vatican’s decade-old endorsement of GMOs

If only legislators and regulators would “get religion" and take the Pontifical Academy’s decade-old recommendations to heart ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-GMO forces in Nigeria have abandoned reason and the nation’s best interests

Protecting health and and food security is best done through dialogue and education, not threats and smear campaigns ...
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Lab-grown burgers are coming, but heated political battle will determine future of cell-cultured meat

Companies in the United States and abroad are moving quickly to bring to market hamburgers and other meat, poultry and ...
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Expensive is healthier? How premium organic food prices mislead shoppers

Organic food and organic farming have a really strong association with being “better.” But not everyone means the same thing ...
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Podcast: Burger King’s ‘Impossible’ Whopper—’breakout moment’ for plant-based meat?

The Whopper is an icon of American culture. But the Whopper is getting a complete overhaul — and when we ...
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Ethos Chocolate, candy brand that hypes its GMO ingredients, back by popular demand

In its debut in February, the debut of Ethos Chocolate made a big, wonderful, delicious splash — the initial batch of 10,000 ...
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Viewpoint: How my cancer treatment turned me into a living, breathing GMO

Whether in cancer cells or apples, GMOs are improving lives ...
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Podcast: Why do we like sweet foods? How taste and smell color our sense of the world

University of Florida researcher Linda Bartoshuk has been recognized as an expert on interactions between smell, taste and psychology for ...
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When lab-grown meat hits the market, success will hinge on consumer preference, not price

Demand for plant-based options, such as the Impossible Burger, is rising quicker than companies can keep up with. However, for those ...
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Washington Post dietitian: Environmental Working Group, activists irresponsibly fan fears by citing ‘scary-sounding’ but harmless chemicals in food

Would you worry if you knew your food contained sucrose octanoate esters or tocopherols? They might sound frightening, but don’t ...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders proposes breakup of agribusiness ‘mega-mergers’ in bid to woo farm belt states

Bernie Sanders on [May 5] released a sweeping rural and agriculture plan that targets big companies and calls for more ...
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Podcast: From anti-GMO journalist to crop biotech advocate—Alliance for Science managing editor Joan Conrow

For many years, the developing world has been at the center of a heated debate between mainstream scientists and anti-GMO ...
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Consumers embrace non-GMO products in attempt to manage health through food choices

.... [A]bout a quarter of adults are trying to manage a health or medical condition through their food and beverage ...
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Pepsi’s dropped lawsuit over patented potato raises global questions about intellectual property

A dispute between small, local farmers in India and a corporate giant over a patent on the type of potatoes ...
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Seafood Without The Sea: Will Lab-Grown Fish Hook Consumers?

[In April], the Impossible Burger marked a meatless milestone with its debut as a Burger King Whopper. Meanwhile, Lou Cooperhouse ...
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Patricia Nanteza is Uganda’s agricultural biotechnology communications queen

You go to the annual National Agricultural Show in Jinja and she is there. You go to the Harvest Money ...
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As IARC glyphosate-cancer finding draws more scrutiny, WHO rebukes agency for ‘undermining’ other UN chemical safety assessments

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) was once a serious, revered organization with the somber task of tackling ...
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Steep prices push lab-grown meat makers to pitch products as ‘humane luxuries’

[M]akers of cultured meat, such as Memphis Meats, New Age Meats and Aleph Farms, face several barriers to bringing their ...
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Students in Ghana rally support for GMO crops

Some student associations in Ghana have waded into the ongoing debate over whether the country should commercialize genetically modified organisms ...
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Why we lose when Hollywood distorts CRISPR gene editing in the name of entertainment

Adding misinformation to a climate of fear and distrust plants more seeds of suspicion in the public mind ...
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Podcast: Geneticist Kevin Folta responds after anti-biotech social media attacks led to his exclusion from Florida gardening event

Recently, University of Florida plant scientist Kevin Folta was invited to present a series of lectures at a seed saving ...
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‘Regenerative’ is the new buzz word in agriculture. Does the sustainability hype match reality?

The goal should be sustainability, not trying to advance an ideology ...
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Viewpoint: Why grow GMO crops? Because they cut pesticide use 37%

The development and utilization of GMOs is not well understood by most consumers, causing them to be susceptible to misleading ...
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‘Excessive’ regulations fuel unjustified consumer fear of CRISPR-edited crops, biologists warn

A Washington Post article, “The Future of Food,” discussed the methods we use to breed food crops but suffered from ...
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Washington Post: CRISPR-edited crops require careful oversight and regulations to calm consumer food safety concerns

Thanks to a cutting-edge technology called gene editing, scientists can now turn plant genes “on” and “off” almost as easily ...