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Former Boulder, Col mayor: Only people propagating threats and distortions are anti-GMO organizers

I recently read results of a survey in which 57 percent of respondents reported feeling "strongly" about an issue, yet ...
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Uganda’s science march reveals love, frustration of young scientists

Student scientists join global march in support of science, offer their thoughts on where things stand in Uganda ...
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What you need to know about the legal battle over CRISPR patents

In 2012, Cal biochemistry and molecular biology professor Jennifer Doudna and microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier, now of the Max Planck Institute, ...
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How Bangladesh emerged as world innovator in pest-resistant, nutritionally fortified GM crops

GMO Bt eggplant has reduced insecticide use 80-90% in Bangladesh, ushering in burgeoning era of sustainable agriculture--and more GM crops ...
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CRISPR primer: Explaining the powerful gene-editing tool

CRISPR technology is a simple yet powerful tool for editing genomes. It allows researchers to easily alter DNA sequences and ...
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Former agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack: Environment benefits when farmers plant GMO

[Editor's note: Tom Vilsack is a former agriculture secretary under President Obama and currently serves as President and CEO of the U.S ...
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Video: Bill Nye finds people are terrified of GMOs — despite knowing little about them

Along with terms like organic and free-range, GMOs are a hot topic when it comes to our food. GMO stands for ...
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Kenyan scientists push for female farmers’ access to biotechnology

Dr. Felister Makini, Deputy Director General (crops) at the Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO), noted that African women ...
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Epigenetics Around the Web: IFL Science doesn’t f****** understand how humans ‘inherit’ modifications

The popular science site IFL Science whiffs at covering a major study; and can we please stop talking about 'space ...
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Are you ‘anti-science’ if you resist biotechnology on political or economic grounds?

[Editor's note: Tess Doezema is a doctoral student at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona ...
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‘Shockumentary’: How to spot fear-based movies about food and farming

It seems as though every year a food “shockumentary” comes out (GMO OMG, Forks Over Knives, Food Inc etc). I’ve ...
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Did Bill Nye err when discussing Monsanto, GMOs in new Netflix series?

Bill Nye comes out swinging in the first season of Bill Nye Saves the World, his new Netflix series. ...
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Sustainably grown meats hitting markets, but public perception of technologies may hinder benefits

Americans love protein. Each year they eat an average of 210 pounds of meat per capita, more than double the ...
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USDA will craft GM label plan by July 2018, but it’s unclear when labels will be required

The U.S. Agriculture Department will attempt to follow the congressionally mandated schedule to create a plan for mandatory disclosure of ...
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Cargill under fire: ‘We don’t agree’ GMOs unhealthy; biotech crops ‘key tool for sustainability’

Cargill is attempting to satisfy both ends of the spectrum by acknowledging the growing group of people against genetically-modified organisms ...
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Fake science news: Rise of ‘predatory journals’ makes it easier to publish, spread ‘advocacy research’

[Editor's note: Robert Fraley is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Monsanto. He has Ph.D. degrees in microbiology ...
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Can you be a skeptic and anti-GMO?

[Editor’s note: Myles Power is a chemist in Manchester, England.] Over the past year, I have been giving a talk to ...
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Talking Biotech: What’s blocking GMO crop adoption in Africa?

Sociologist Matthew Harsh: Poor communication between Kenyan scientists, policymakers, farmers and anti-biotech activists slows GMO adoption ...
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‘Non-GMO’ ranked near top, ‘organic’ at bottom in study of consumer meat preferences

For many consumers, buying a gallon of milk is much more complex than finding the preferred fat content and expiration ...
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There are no GM oranges — So why is Tropicana deceiving consumers with Non-GMO label?

[Editor's note: Greg Jaffe is the Director of the Project on Biotechnology for the Center for Science in the Public ...
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March for Science: Agony and ecstasy of a Malaysian agricultural biotechnology science communicator

In many ways, communicating science can be more difficult than scientific research. As advances in biotechnology speed up, scientists around ...
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Epigenetics Around the Web: Epigenetics and health in 2030, botched vitamin B cure, and more

This week’s features: Vitamin B still won't protect you from air pollution, and epigenetics and the city of 2030. Plus, ...
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How Cargill flubbed its non-GMO labeling partnership, angering farmers and consumers

As soon as Cargill announced that an outside group had certified more than a dozen of its ingredients as non-GMO, ...
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Are we ready, without professional help, to decide what to do when our genes tell us we have a potential disorder?

The FDA's decision to allow 23andMe to offer consumers disease screening has triggered a debate over whether the public is ...
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How to address skeptical concerns about GMOs and ‘violating nature’

The main concern with GMOs seems to be rooted in a disgust for the artificial — “synthetic” has become synonymous ...
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David Suzuki: Canada’s ‘science guy’ turned eccentric anti-GMO, chemical scaremonger?

David Suzuki gained international fame from his science media shows. He's since become an environmental activist promoting chemophobia and anti-GMO ...
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Tumor zapper: Brain cancer survival rates boosted by electric skull cap

An electric skull cap designed to zap cancer cells trying to grow in the brains of wearers proved useful at ...
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Our food system isn’t broken, it’s flourishing — and GMO crops are a big reason why

[Editor's note: Randy Krotz is CEO of the US Farmers & Ranchers Alliance.] Activists and others [say] the food system [is] broken, ...