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5,000 farmers to plant illegal GMO cotton, eggplant in protest of India’s biotech crop rules

As many as 5,000 people are expected to come together in Maharashtra’s Akola district [June 10] for what will be ...
EU health commissioner: Anti-vaccine, glyphosate 'conspiracy theories' threaten Europe with 'new middle ages'

EU health commissioner: Anti-vaccine, glyphosate ‘conspiracy theories’ threaten Europe with ‘new middle ages’

Europe’s Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis on [June 7] warned that conspiracy theories were winning the argument against science in Europe ...
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Viewpoint: Want to understand crop biotech? Avoid these discredited anti-GMO sources

Here’s a tip for all the anti-GMO activists out there: If you ever want to get the last word in ...
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Many shoppers won’t use QR codes to access GMO food label information, study suggests

In 2016, thanks in part to consumer demand, Congress passed the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, a federal mandate requiring ...
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Will warming planet, population boom push skeptical consumers to embrace GMO, CRISPR crops?

As part of an agricultural charm offensive by the US government, a group of British journalists was invited into the ...
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Viewpoint: Does ‘doxxing’ attack on geneticist Kevin Folta represent new low in anti-GMO attacks on scientists?

In the minds of activists, it doesn't matter that Dr. Folta never acted illegally or unethically. The only thing that ...
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William Vogt vs. Norman Borlaug: How two intellectual giants shaped the modern GMO debate

In the book The Wizard and the Prophet, Charles C. Mann exposes the implicit controversy between two visionaries at the ...
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Podcast: ‘Endarkenment’—How glyphosate-cancer hysteria spreads despite ample evidence of weed killer’s safety

It's hardly possible to turn on the news, to talk to a farmer, or to visit a nursery without hearing ...
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In bid for US support, French candidate to head UN agricultural agency says she’s not necessarily opposed to GMO or gene-edited crops

Europe’s candidate to run the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which guides policymakers around the world, has promised the ...
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Viewpoint: Debunking 6 activist ‘lies’ about the GMO Impossible burger

A look at some persistent lies about bio-engineered soy ...
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Viewpoint: Bayer shouldn’t have apologized for Monsanto effort to gather data on pesticide regulators, journalists

Senior PR industry figures have questioned Bayer's handling of its stakeholder mapping crisis, focusing their concern on the high-profile suspension of ...
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Viewpoint: International science communicator warns crop biotech proponents not to oversell its benefits to wary consumers

We all agree any mention of “genes” and related techniques, tools and applications evoke strong emotions and varied opinions. This ...
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Dietitian: ‘Ancient, non-GMO’ salt is a marketing scam—don’t fall for it

My head was spinning after a recent salt-buying trek .... I saw salts with a non-GMO label. To be GMO, ...
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More than one-third of Americans do not know that foods with zero genetically modified ingredients contain genes—and why that matters

More than a third of Americans think that only GMO foods contain genes. Even worse--people aren't looking to scientists to ...
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NPR Podcast: Why ‘free range,’ ‘natural,’ and other food labels won’t ‘change the world’

So many food labels proclaim their eco-virtues these days — organic. Pasture-raised. Cage-free. Non-GMO. What do they actually mean? Original ...
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‘Burger wars’: Battle over meat consumption grows partisan as lab-grown protein options expand

At this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, DC .... an unlikely political rallying cry was born. ‘They want ...
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Will complicated science, ‘rising anti-business sentiment’ cripple Bayer’s glyphosate defense?

The epic $2.055-billion jury verdict against Monsanto over accusations that its blockbuster weed killer Roundup causes cancer is just one ...
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GMO salmon production begins as first batch of bioengineered eggs arrive at new US facility despite activist opposition

On a winding road on the outskirts of a small Rust Belt town in eastern Indiana, a fish hatchery is ...
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Bayer GMO seed factory expansion in Chile sparks outcry from environmental groups

"Fuera Bayer-Monsanto de Chile" (Bayer-Monsanto out of Chile) is written on the colorfully painted posters held by protesters on the ...
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Podcast: ‘Straight out lies’ from anti-GMO groups hinder Africa’s food security, South African biologist says

Africa has the most to gain from embracing crop biotechnology, yet the continent's farmers are still largely denied access to ...
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Viewpoint: USDA GMO labeling plan is pointless, expensive—and probably unconstitutional

The scientific consensus is that mandatory GMO labeling fails every test — scientific, economic, legal, and common-sense ...
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Getting to the bottom of Riverdale’s ‘serial-killer gene’: Can it really drive you to violence?

The penultimate episode of Riverdale season three contained a lot of shocking revelations, but for Betty fans, nothing was crazier ...
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Plant-based meat sales hit $760 million in 2018, but GMO skepticism, nutrition concerns could slow industry’s meteoric rise

Amid soaring U.S. demand for meat substitutes — a market that grew 23 percent in 2018 to exceed $760 million ...
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The more biotech science you know, the less you fear GMO crops, study finds

Genetically modified (GM) foods are often met with harsh public opposition, though little research has attempted to understand why this ...
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Monsanto PR firm FleishmanHillard defends effort to gather data on EU pesticide regulators, journalists

FleishmanHillard president and CEO John Saunders defended his agency’s work for Monsanto, which included compiling lists about stakeholders, in a ...
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Podcast: Getting back to nature—7 reasons you should start a home garden

Our collective desire to get “back to nature” is probably one of the better instincts from the Woodstock era that ...
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As consumers become more and more detached from farming, ignorance about modern agriculture and GMOs grows

“Any farm is completely artificial. Even with organic farms, you strip away all the native vegetation,” says Pamela Ronald, a ...
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Viewpoint: India should stop bowing to ‘mindless opposition’ and approve GMO Bt eggplant

A couple of decades ago, some of our brightest gene scientists in India took the genes of a commonly found ...