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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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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, ...
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CRISPR crops focused on sustainable farming could soften African resistance to genetic engineering

[Nteranya Sanginga is director general of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture.] The role of genetic engineering in agriculture and ...
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Chipotle fumbles science in attempt to justify its anti-GMO stance

[Editor's note: Stephan Neidenbach is a middle school teacher and blogger. He runs the popular We Loves GMO and Vaccines Facebook ...
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Putting cancer risk in perspective: Random errors in DNA replication bigger factor than diet, lifestyle choices

[Editor's note: Jayson Lusk is a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University.] [E]ven if you eat ...
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Non-GMO Wild Turkey whiskey? Latest absurd food label illustrates hypocritical anti-GMO cancer fears

[Editor’s note: Kevin Folta is a molecular biologist and chair of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida.] [April 2, ...
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Video: Facts, fears and future of GMOs—in a nutshell

GMOs are one of the most controversial areas of science. Genetic engineering is used in many fields, but even though ...
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New York Times’ Danny Hakim claimed GMOs haven’t increased crop yields; Here’s why he’s wrong

In October 2016, Danny Hakim of the New York Times wrote that GMOs hadn't fulfilled their promise of increased yields ...
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Nobel laureate biochemist Sir John Roberts calls anti-GMO activism a ‘crime against humanity’

Though developed countries stand against genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for specific political and economic reasons, it is an effective tool ...
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Non-GMO movement plagued by ‘rampant sexism’, critic says

It’s no secret that [moms are] among the most coveted demographics of the non-GMO marketing machine. Jeffrey Smith, one of ...
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Australian commission calls for state governments to lift GM crop bans

The Productivity Commission has released a range of sweeping recommendations to cut the costs of regulation in agriculture. ... It ...
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Former UN head Kofi Annan: Science must play role in advancing agriculture, particularly in Africa

“Science and technology should play a role in raising agriculture productivity, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa,” said [former secretary general of ...
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Video: Genetic modification isn’t as ‘unnatural’ as you think

[Editor's note: Jenna Gallegos is a plant biotechnology PhD student at the University of California - Davis and a member ...
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Worst 10 list: Advocacy groups that put ideology ahead of science on food and farming issues

Which organizations promote ideology over science in the debate over crop biotechnology? The list includes some of the most well-known ...
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4 human genetics organizations that put ideology ahead of science

There are legitimate concerns about the rapid pace of genetics research. But some of the most well known groups seen ...
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Extreme Green hypocrisy? Center for Biological Diversity, other anti-GMO groups partner on March for Science

[Editor's note: The following is an open letter to the Center for Biological Diversity regarding their participation in the "March for ...
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Monsanto, corporations accused of ‘buying scientists’ to place fake news in academic journals

[Editor's note: Paul Thacker is a consultant to nonprofits critical of GM technology. He is well known for his personal attacks on ...
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Giving GM crops fair shot: Cultural cognition theory opens consumer minds

Addressing public concerns about GMOs may require a new generation of consumer-focused products and a communication strategy based more on ...
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7 strategies to better communicate the scientific consensus on GMO safety to skeptical millennials

The ... genetically engineered crops study by the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) is a true consensus on GMOs. ... How ...
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How Republicans and Democrats could work together to streamline biotech regulations

[Editor's note: Greg Jaffe is director of the Project on Biotechnology at the Center for Science in the Public Interest.] On ...
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Talking Biotech: Should consumers fear use of hormones, antibiotics, trace chemicals and GMOs in our food?

From marketers to activists, there is an effort to shame consumers over the use of modern technologies, such as genetic ...
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‘Don’t bite the hand that feeds you’: Cargill’s partnership with Non-GMO Project irks farmers

[Editor's note: Read the GLP's profile of the Non-GMO Project here.] Careful what you tweet…especially if you’re a company kicking ...
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Is Cargill supporting ‘removal of GMOs from planet’ by partnering with Non-GMO Project?

[Read the GLP profile of the Non-GMO project here.] [Cargill] recently partnered with the Non-GMO Project to help build a supply ...
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Did Cargill ruin its reputation with scientists, farmers with one #NonGMO tweet?

[Read the GLP profile of the Non-GMO project here.] Reputations are a funny thing. It takes years to build them ...
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Will toxin-blocking biotech corn help win over skeptics of genetic engineering?

Aflatoxin is a well-known global health threat. This poison, produced by the Aspergillus fungus, is common in corn, wheat, rice ...
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Environmental Working Group’s ‘dirty’ marketing serves ‘big organic’ donors, not consumers

Environmental Working Group's list of 'chemically soaked' fruits and vegetables is unscientific and promotes the false idea that conventional foods ...