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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 ...
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Podcast: Environmental Working Group’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ list is an unscientific scam

Scammers are having a moment. On this episode of Biotech Facts and Fallacies, plant scientist Steve Savage tackles scams within ...
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Costly glyphosate-cancer legal battles spark Bayer shareholder ‘revolt’

You can't blame the Americans at Monsanto any more. Europe's most politically inflammatory chemical — the ubiquitous weedkiller glyphosate — ...
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Censorship of biotech researchers? Geneticist Kevin Folta excluded from gardening workshop after orchestrated anti-GMO social media attacks

Folta says this incident is typical of the harassment biotech researchers have experienced at the hands of US-RTK and other ...
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European companies, farm groups urge EU to revamp regulations that effectively ban CRISPR gene edited foods

Dear Madam, dear Sir, We, the undersigned European organizations, are writing to reiterate our concern about the European Court of ...
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Video: Where did the infamous needle-in-a-tomato anti-GMO image come from?

It’s become something of a personal quest: find the original “syringe-in-the-plant” image. For the last 5 years, I’ve been communicating ...
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Viewpoint: We can’t fight sexism by denying the science behind male-female brain differences

Seeking to understand female and male brain differences from a scientific point of view is often dismissed as 'neurosexism.' ...
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Center for Science in the Public Interest calls for national registry for CRISPR-edited crops to address consumer biotech concerns

I am often asked which genetically engineered (GM) crops have entered the U.S. food supply. The question can be answered ...
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This nutritionist doesn’t buy organic—and says you shouldn’t bother either

When I tell people that I’m a dietitian, the first questions I get are always, “Do you eat super healthy?” ...
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Viewpoint: 5 popular Netflix documentaries serve up pseudoscience about agriculture, chemicals and nutrition

Netflix brought in $15.8 billion in revenue in 2018 in part because the streaming service floods subscribers with a deluge ...
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Game of Thrones and DNA: How genetics could explain some of the unhinged behavior

The White Walkers are on the move (slowly) and political stability in Westeros remains on edge.  How did things get ...
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Plant-based GMO ‘Impossible’ Whopper a surprise hit at 59 Midwest Burger King locations

The St. Louis area, with 59 Burger King locations, has been chosen as the sole test market for the [plant-based] ...
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Viewpoint: Mainstream Arnold Foundation now major funder of fringe anti-GMO USRTK while Organic Consumers Association cuts support

US Right To Know may now be too poisonous even for the Organic Consumers Association ...
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Geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam: The biotech advocate anti-GMO groups ‘love to hate’

Facing a tide of anti-GMO activism, [UC Davis animal geneticist Alison] Van Eenennaam has taken it upon herself to advocate ...
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Will glyphosate residue in beer and wine raise your cancer risk? If you drink 8 gallons a day

How much should we be worried? Not at all ...
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‘Edible insects’ boost food sustainability, but will consumers eat BBQ-flavored bugs?

There is an increasing range of insect-based products, such as whole/flour, snacks, health bars, pasta, pasta sauce and burgers. Edible ...
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EU adopts new rules to quell mistrust of food safety studies based on industry data

New rules designed to increase transparency in the EU food safety risk assessment process have been adopted. The European Parliament ...
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Viewpoint: Ghana’s anti-GMO groups urged to embrace gene editing technology

Scientists are urging Ghana’s anti-GMO groups to embrace gene editing technology to help ensure a more effective and productive agricultural ...
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GMO AquAdvantage salmon labeling questions resurface

AquaBounty Technologies, creator of the first-ever salmon genetically engineered for commercial production, doesn’t have to notify Canadian buyers that its ...
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Do ‘loopholes’ in organic, non-GMO labeling rules mislead consumers?

The North Dakota State Collegiate Future Farmers of America and NDSU Collegiate Farm Bureau hosted a food information forum to ...
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Viewpoint: Outgoing FDA chief Scott Gottlieb scored some wins, but dropped the ball on food labeling, gene-edited plants and animals

Gottlieb’s policy proposals for FDA oversight of gene-edited plants and animals were as inexplicable as they were inconsistent with longstanding U.S. policy ...
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Are bugs disappearing? A science-based ‘insect apocalypse’ Q&A

Q. Dear Umbra, Insects are disappearing at an alarming rate. This terrifies me! What actions can I take to mitigate ...
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Video: Geneticist Pamela Ronald breaks down basics of GMO safety, labeling

Name a food preference and you can likely find items in the supermarket aisles to accommodate your wants and needs: ...
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Why do we need GMOs if we already grow enough food to feed the world?

The world produces enough food to feed everyone, but what does that really mean, considering abundant food in the west ...
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North Dakota fossil site may be ‘most sensational’ glimpse of final minutes of dinosaur reign

Sixty-six million years ago, an immense asteroid smacked into what is now the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, triggering global devastation ...
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5 things to know about USDA bioengineered food labels, hitting stores in 2020

In July 2016, President Obama signed the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law (NBFDL), requiring food manufacturers to disclose the presence ...