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Viewpoint: Psychology association’s new guidelines ‘demonize’ masculinity, ignore biology

In my practice as a psychotherapist , I’ve seen an increase of depression in young men who feel emasculated in ...
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Senator Chuck Grassley eats GMO corn to show EU that US biotech crop exports are safe

With a new Congress comes new lawmakers and new committee rosters, including new chairmen and ranking members. The Senate Finance ...
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Video: Are biotech crops safe? A brief history of the GMO debate

Recent studies show the general public and the scientific community are deeply divided on the perceived safety of GMOs. Ars ...
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Viewpoint: How monarch butterflies exposed the hypocrisy of anti-GMO Greenpeace

In the past, I have asked....two very silly sounding questions toward Greenpeace. Why do they like watermelons? And why do they like grapefruits? As ...
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Learning about modern genetics through the long-extinct aurochs

The world’s first reported instance of species extinction is also a good window on today’s genetic revolution ...
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Food marketing can change buying habits, but consumers may become ‘numb’ to unnecessary labels

A study by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University said labeling has an effect on ...
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Viewpoint: New book “A Matter of Taste” cuts through fog of ‘misinformation’ around GMOs and modern farming

The foodie ecosystem is dominated by polarizing movies....Typically containing stale feelings and claims of folks like Michael Pollan and Vandana Shiva (who was ...
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Talking Biotech: Extreme GMO skeptics know the least about genetics—how should science communicators respond?

People most opposed to GMOs know little about them. How does this impact science communication? ...
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Viewpoint: GMO crops are key to sustainable farming—why are some scientists afraid to talk about them?

A shallow piece in the journal Science downplaying the importance of GMO crops belongs in a New Age publication ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-glyphosate activists are ‘rich, organized, and powerful’—don’t underestimate them

The campaign against glyphosate started a few years ago. The fairly benign herbicide was so closely tied to Roundup Ready ...
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Viewpoint: Developing nations face onslaught of ‘fake news’ targeting GMOs

A recent article co-authored by a prominent Malaysian economist propagated several popular myths about GMOs. A Malaysian scientist and communicator ...
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‘Conversion messages’: Ex-GMO skeptics may be best advocates for crop biotech

When a strong advocate for one side of a science controversy now believes the opposite, it can have a big ...
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Finding echoes of cancer journey in Netflix’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

The 'choose your own path' nature of Bandersnatch echoes a journey with breast cancer ...
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Viewpoint: Bipartisan opposition to GMOs driven more by activist ‘propaganda’ than politics

I have written extensively about GMOs....because it is the subject about which the difference between public opinion and the opinion of ...
Why GMO advocates are failing in convincing the public that biotech crops are safe and beneficial

Why GMO advocates are failing in convincing the public that biotech crops are safe and beneficial

I have complained often about the lack of horizontal polling for public acceptance of genetically modified food – where the ...
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‘Psychology of extremism’: People most opposed to GMO crops are least informed about science

The people who hold the most extreme views opposing genetically modified (GM) foods think they know most about GM food ...
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Young Ugandan biotech advocates push back against scare tactics of European and American-funded anti-GMO African environmental activists

While many of his classmates worried, Jonan decided to work in defense of biotechnology ...
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Genetics pioneer James Watson stripped of final honorary titles over race views

It's the latest chapter of the dark side of Dr. Watson ...
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Viewpoint: Food companies should reject Non-GMO Project’s ‘extortion racket’

Pay your protection money! Do the secret handshake and kiss the ring! Otherwise, you can expect to be on the ...
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Americans and Russians share strikingly similar views on GMOs

When faced with something new, Russian lawmakers have generally found it easier to ban it than to debate it....A case ...
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Viewpoint: Non-GMO marketing takes advantage of misinformed consumers

Food marketing claims have always stretched the truth .... But some recent trends are taking dishonest marketing tactics to a ...
Could blockchain-based product labels help build consumer trust in our food system?

Could blockchain-based product labels help build consumer trust in our food system?

The labeling of our food is a notoriously murky business. A healthy 82% of Americans say they’ve felt tricked by nutrition labels ...
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2018 biotech review: Second generation of GMOs arrives as US anti-GMO movement falters

A prediction that the anti-GMO movement would become increasingly irrelevant in 2018 comes to pass ...
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Viewpoint: How Canadian farmers beat anti-GMO Greenpeace at its own game

I confess I don’t read that many books in a year – preferring shorter Internet features instead – but I’m ...
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Will fear-based product labels fade in 2019? 5 food and farming predictions for the new year

Welcome, 2019! [In 2018 we] experienced newer diet trends where Keto and Whole30 reigned as some of the most popular ...
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10 GMO memes backed up by science

Anti-GMO activists have churned out memes critical of GM crops and food. Now science enthusiasts are fighting back with fact-based ...
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Viewpoint: If farmers want the public’s trust, they should change how they talk to consumers

The president of Bayer CropScience Canada, Al Driver, had just finished talking about why his company decided to purchase Monsanto ...