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‘Conversion messages’: Ex-GMO skeptics may be best advocates for crop biotech

When a strong advocate for one side of a science controversy now believes the opposite, it can have a big ...
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Finding echoes of cancer journey in Netflix’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

The 'choose your own path' nature of Bandersnatch echoes a journey with breast cancer ...
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Viewpoint: Bipartisan opposition to GMOs driven more by activist ‘propaganda’ than politics

I have written extensively about GMOs....because it is the subject about which the difference between public opinion and the opinion of ...
Why GMO advocates are failing in convincing the public that biotech crops are safe and beneficial

Why GMO advocates are failing in convincing the public that biotech crops are safe and beneficial

I have complained often about the lack of horizontal polling for public acceptance of genetically modified food – where the ...
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‘Psychology of extremism’: People most opposed to GMO crops are least informed about science

The people who hold the most extreme views opposing genetically modified (GM) foods think they know most about GM food ...
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Young Ugandan biotech advocates push back against scare tactics of European and American-funded anti-GMO African environmental activists

While many of his classmates worried, Jonan decided to work in defense of biotechnology ...
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Genetics pioneer James Watson stripped of final honorary titles over race views

It's the latest chapter of the dark side of Dr. Watson ...
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Viewpoint: Food companies should reject Non-GMO Project’s ‘extortion racket’

Pay your protection money! Do the secret handshake and kiss the ring! Otherwise, you can expect to be on the ...
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Americans and Russians share strikingly similar views on GMOs

When faced with something new, Russian lawmakers have generally found it easier to ban it than to debate it....A case ...
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Viewpoint: Non-GMO marketing takes advantage of misinformed consumers

Food marketing claims have always stretched the truth .... But some recent trends are taking dishonest marketing tactics to a ...
Could blockchain-based product labels help build consumer trust in our food system?

Could blockchain-based product labels help build consumer trust in our food system?

The labeling of our food is a notoriously murky business. A healthy 82% of Americans say they’ve felt tricked by nutrition labels ...
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2018 biotech review: Second generation of GMOs arrives as US anti-GMO movement falters

A prediction that the anti-GMO movement would become increasingly irrelevant in 2018 comes to pass ...
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Viewpoint: How Canadian farmers beat anti-GMO Greenpeace at its own game

I confess I don’t read that many books in a year – preferring shorter Internet features instead – but I’m ...
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Will fear-based product labels fade in 2019? 5 food and farming predictions for the new year

Welcome, 2019! [In 2018 we] experienced newer diet trends where Keto and Whole30 reigned as some of the most popular ...
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10 GMO memes backed up by science

Anti-GMO activists have churned out memes critical of GM crops and food. Now science enthusiasts are fighting back with fact-based ...
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Viewpoint: If farmers want the public’s trust, they should change how they talk to consumers

The president of Bayer CropScience Canada, Al Driver, had just finished talking about why his company decided to purchase Monsanto ...
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Audio: Crash course on the CRISPR-edited foods headed for grocery stores

Genetically modified organisms, GMOs, have been common on American farms for years. But a new generation of gene-edited food, through ...
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Viewpoint: Indian scientist M.S. Swaminathan’s unscientific attack on GMO crops won’t help his country grow more food

[In November], Indian journal Current Science published a thinly-veiled attack against the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture .... [T]he Current Science piece ...
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Animal gene editing could ‘transform’ our food supply, but will ‘questionable regulations’ block innovation?

As scientists in labs across the world create virus-resistant pigs, heat-tolerant cattle and fatter, more muscular lambs, a big question looms: Will regulation, safety ...
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Viewpoint: How to talk to your anti-GMO relatives during the holidays

We all have them. This brother-in-law or sister-in-law, who is very active on social networks. You accepted his friendly request for family ...
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‘Tribe before truth’: Why scientific knowledge without curiosity can be polarizing

What intellectual capacities—or if one prefers, cognitive virtues—should the citizens of a modern democratic society possess? For decades, one dominant ...
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Africa’s farmers lack vital information about the benefits of GMO crops, expert says

African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) on [December 16] expressed displeasure over lack of knowledge of Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) among ...
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Are we ‘meddling with creation’ by growing GMO crops?

[F]or some, it’s a stretch to reconcile faith with new developments in agriculture, especially when it involves (perceived) meddling with ...
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Another study challenges controversial, retracted Séralini paper suggesting GMO corn causes cancer

Do you remember those spectacular images of rats fed GMO corn with invasive cancers, so big that the tumors looked like ...
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Viewpoint: Scientific ignorance fuels skepticism of crop biotechnology

This one question is an effective test of scientific ignorance ...
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Bayer needs ‘Ph.D-type jurors’ to win upcoming glyphosate-cancer trials, expert says

In August, a San Francisco County Superior Court jury ordered Monsanto [now owned by Bayer] to pay former school groundskeeper ...
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Viewpoint: Criticism of GMO crops in India is ‘deeply flawed’

A review article, “Modern technologies for sustainable food and nutrition security,” which appeared in the November 25 issue of the ...