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Why biotech crop advocates should stop saying ‘GMOs are safe’

The anti-GMO movement has perfected the art of cherry picking. Take the mainstream media headlines that scream “GMOs are safe!” ...
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Can CRISPR gene editing revive promise of GMOs to provide hardier, more nutritious, better tasting crops?

Using CRISPR to add—or remove—a plant trait is faster, more precise, easier, and in most cases cheaper than either traditional ...
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Nature editorial: USDA and FDA need to ‘harmonize’ gene-edited plant and animal regulations

In January [2017], two US agencies proposed the first substantial overhaul in 30 years of how they regulate genetically altered ...
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GMO foods vs. GM medicine: What’s the difference in public acceptance?

This analysis sought to quantify US residents’ acceptance of [genetic modification (GM)] across five potential uses (grain production, fruit or ...
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Video: Dietitian Abbey Sharp’s hilarious look at the GMO debate

[Editor's note: Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian (RD), food writer and blogger, and founder of Abbey's Kitchen Inc.] Did ...
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Ghana’s farmers should have right to grow GMO crops, says Cornell professor Sarah Evanega Davidson

Ghanaians are being urged to give Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) technology a chance as a possible tool for dealing with ...
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Words matter: Goodbye ‘GMO’?

The popular terms 'GMO' and 'genetically modified' contribute to the public's negative perceptions of genetically engineered foods? How can we ...
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Dissecting MIT computer scientist Stephanie Seneff’s claim that glyphosate herbicide causes autism

[Editor's note: Josh Bloom is director of chemical and pharmaceutical sciences at the American Council on Science and Health. He ...
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Controversial CRISPR paper blasted by gene-editing companies Editas Medicine, Intellia Therapeutics

Two gene-editing companies are hitting back at a scientific publication that caused their stocks to plummet, calling it wrong, filled ...
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Talking Biotech: ‘Know GMO’ documentary fights food fears, misinformation with science

Filmmaker Nick Saik's 'Know GMO' documentary builds dialogue on food science and farm technology ...
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Genetically modified ‘resurrection’ crops could help Africa deal with drought, climate change

[Jill] Farrant is the world's leading expert on plants which can "resurrect" from a desiccated state after they are rehydrated ...
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‘Gut punch’: Canadian farmer takes attacks against GMOs personally

[Editor's note: Andrew Campbell is a dairy and crop farmer near London, Ont.] Our corn and soybeans are mostly genetically ...
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Crop biodiversity: ‘Under appreciated’ weapon in fight to end hunger

[Editor’s note: Mohamed Bakarr is Lead Environmental Specialist at the Global Environment Facility. Kevin Pixley is the Director of the ...
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‘Monsanto gas mask man’ photos distort GMO debate and disrespect farmers

[Editor's note: Terrance Bradshaw is a research associate at the University of Vermont and director of the university's Apple and Grape ...
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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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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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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 ...