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Americans’ worries about GMOs–and indifference to debate–increasing, polls show

Polls examined here document a general, though not monotonic, decline in confidence that the federal government can ensure the safety ...
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‘All natural fetish’ fuels ‘counter-rationalist mindset’ on GMOs in Vermont

Immersed as we are in these exquisite pastoral gifts, Vermonters tend to forget that Mother Nature might be lovely, but ...
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Horizon ‘organic’ milk under fire for adding factory-produced algae oil to boost nutrition

Inside a South Carolina factory, in industrial vats that stand five stories high, batches of algae are carefully tended, kept ...
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‘A Crack in Creation’: Jennifer Doudna’s CRISPR memoir is flawed, but convincing

The prospect of a memoir from Jennifer Doudna, a key player in the CRISPR story, quickens the pulse. And A ...
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Bell Curve redux: Is the science of intelligence too taboo to research?

A new study identified genes linked to intelligence while a recent interview of political scientist Charles Murray, co-author of The ...
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Texas corn farmer: GMOs and glyphosate are ‘so much less risky for me and for the public’

GMO in your food is hugely controversial with Americans. … For guidance, I'm relying on this 600-page, landmark report from ...
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Ag Secretary Perdue: Mandatory GMO labels ‘will probably’ be electronic QR codes

Upcoming labeling rules for foods made with genetically modified organisms will likely have an electronic component such as a QR ...
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Fake news alert: Melania Trump did not ban Monsanto products, GMOs from White House

CLAIM: First Lady Melania Trump banned all Monsanto products from the White House after reading about the dangers of genetically modified ...
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Can the FDA convince public that GMOs are safe to eat, good for environment?

The Food and Drug Administration has a tough job ahead of it, a job that the food and agriculture sectors ...
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Talking Biotech: Can biotechnology help protect forests from pests, pathogens and climate change?

University of Kentucky forest researcher Ellen Crocker: Genetic engineering, speed breeding and gene drives could help fend off threats to ...
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Does Consumer Reports mislead readers by promoting Non-GMO Project label?

Consumer Reports claims to provide consumers with unbiased information about products and services. But the site is accused of exploiting ...
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Unsustainable farming: Why your organic T-shirt might be bad for the environment

The word “organic” is a powerful marketing tool. In clothing—just as in food—brands love to tout their use of organic ...
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10 ways Whole Foods misleads consumers about organic food and farming

[Editor's note: Hank Campbell is president of the American Council on Science and Health.] I was at a meeting with ...
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Fake food news: Non-GMO Project sets standard for misleading consumers

[Editor's note: Kavin Senapathy is a freelance writer and co-author of The Fear Babe: Shattering Vani Hari’s Glass House.] As a ...
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Bette Midler criticizes Monsanto’s seed patent contracts—and gets schooled by farmers

Bette Midler attempted to "educate" her Twitter followers about the contracts farmers sign with Monsanto, prohibiting saving and replanting of ...
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Liberal awakening: Ignorance of GMO science has no ideology

[Emily Thorne is a 17-year-old aspiring journalist from Athens, Georgia.] For a long time, I was part of the anti-GMO movement. It ...
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Philippine’s GMO media coverage has moved from fear to science, study finds

The Philippine media developed a matured editorial position over 17 years of modern biotechnology reporting, according to the new publication ...
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Myth busting: Does Monsanto ‘control’ farmers with contracts that bar seed saving?

[Editor's note: Read the GLP's coverage of farmers' responses to Bette Midler criticizing Monsanto’s seed patent contracts here.] [Editor's note: Brian Scott ...
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21st century veggie burger: ‘Bloody-pink and fleshy’ thanks to genetic engineering

The 20th century veggie burger was a beige patty packed with whole grains and carrot chunks, sold in a brown ...
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Labeling war budding between organic companies and Non-GMO Project

I did a little experiment the other day. I stood outside a Whole Foods Market in Washington, D.C., with two ...
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‘Sugar is sugar is sugar’: What Hershey doesn’t want you to know about its GMO-free chocolate

[Editor's note: Wanda Patsche and her husband own and operate an independent farm in southern Minnesota, raising corn, soybeans and pigs.] ...
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GM non-bruising potatoes won’t be grown commercially in Canada this year

There will be no commercially grown GMO potatoes on Prince Edward Island [in 2017], according to Simplot Plant Sciences, the ...
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Talking Biotech: Plants that ‘protect themselves’ and reduce pesticide may be future of crop biotechnology

Genetic engineering pioneer Calgene's Maurice Moloney on developing plants that 'naturally' fend off pests ...
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Video: Food Evolution—Neil deGrasse Tyson-narrated documentary on GMO debate—set for June 23 release

Food Evolution aims to take a look at the science underlying the heated rhetoric of the GMO debate. Filmmaker Scott ...
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‘Science mom’ challenges meal delivery service Blue Apron’s non-GMO food policy

Blue Apron's non-GMO policy stirs up a hornets' nest of reaction by pro-science moms on a quest to take on ...
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‘Uncertainty and fear’: Why GE vitamin-A fortified ‘Golden Rice’ has been slow to catch on

Vitamin-A deficiency around the world leads to between 250,000 and 500,000 children going blind – every single year. Half of ...
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After labeling bill fails in Canada, GMO critics press retailers not to sell GM foods

Members of the Canadian Parliament voted against approving mandatory labeling of genetically modified [GMO] foods in a vote on May ...
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Mary-Dell Chilton: 78-year-old ‘mother of genetic modification’ still innovating

[Mary-Dell] Chilton...led a collaborative research study at Washington University in St. Louis, and although GMO tobacco was never commercialized, it ...