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Podcast: Food 5.0—GMOs, robots and the future of farming with agronomist Robert Saik

The high efficiency of modern agriculture has a downside: most consumers don't know the first thing about farming ...
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Monsanto, GMOs and journalism ethics: Science writer Tamar Haspel responds to HuffPost attack on her work

[On August 6], HuffPost published a hit piece about me. It was about conflicts of interest, and I think it’s ...
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‘GMOs are banned in Europe’ and 3 other popular biotech crop myths busted

“What do you wish people knew about GMOs that would completely surprise them?" ...
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Will Beyond, Impossible burgers mark the downfall of ‘real’ beef?

There’s a famous Gandhi aphorism about how movements progress: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they ...
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Viewpoint: Afraid of GMOs, CRISPR? Here’s the science that could change your mind

Scientists can do some amazing things with genes, from saving papayas from extinction, to making apples last longer before turning ...
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How the quest to bake a better banana bread helps us understand GMOs

A simple analogy can help explain how genetic modification works ...
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Viewpoint: How dubious California Prop 65 cancer warnings and confusing non-GMO labels mislead consumers

California’s Office of Administrative Law (OAL) recently made it official: Your morning cup of coffee won’t give you cancer. Next ...
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Balance of Nature: Ecology’s enduring myth debunked

Strolling across his animated kingdom—Pride Rock in the distance—Mufasa explains to his young son Simba: “Everything you see exists together, ...
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140+ Mexican scientists urge president not to issue decree pushed by ‘activists, painters and chefs’ banning GMO research

Members of the academic community related to biotechnology, bioengineering, genomics and related disciplines express their concern about the possibility of ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Impossible Whopper’ success proves consumers want sustainable food and biotech stigma is overblown. How will meat producers respond?

“It will never be more than niche.” That’s what a cattleman friend of mine recently said about meat alternatives. I’m ...
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Skeptical about GMO food safety?

Scientists can do some amazing things with genes, from saving papayas from extinction, to making apples last longer before turning ...
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GMO mosquitoes could save millions from malaria but ‘progressive agroecologists’ mobilize against Gates-funded project

A child under 5 dies from malaria about every two minutes world-wide. Yet radical environmentalists are mobilizing against an important ...
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Are crops ‘doused’ with glyphosate? Wheat farmer debunks popular Roundup myths, claims sustainability benefits

Too often, science and facts fall victim to fear mongering and emotion. Recently, we have seen an uptick in false ...
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Mayo Clinic versus Natural News: Rating the reliability of health websites

For millions of Americans, including health professionals, the resurgence of measles is a confounding and frightening development. How can a ...
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Nutritionist: It will take decades to eliminate misleading non-GMO, natural, gluten-free food labels

Misleading food marketing is aimed at unsuspecting customers who simply want to purchase healthy foods for their family ...
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Activists plan to call Vandana Shiva as ‘expert’ witness in Ghana GMO court case

Calling Indian activist Vandana Shiva an “expert witness” has been mocked by defendants in the case ...
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Kenyan farmer ‘confused and disappointed’ by anti-science agenda at International Conference on Agroecology

The three-day first International Conference on Agroecology Transforming Agriculture and Food Systems in Africa, held recently at the Safari Park ...
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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 ...