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Do real farmers think of Monsanto as ‘the oppressor’?

[Editor's note: Michelle Miller, known on social media as the Farm Babe, is an Iowa-based farmer, public speaker and writer ...
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Agriculture secretary Perdue: Non-GMO and organic labels ‘all about marketing’

Newly confirmed agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue said labeling food as organic and free of genetically modified organisms (GMO) is mainly about ...
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Florida sheriff’s office offers free GMO testing–of heroin to ‘protect’ drug users

If you’re worried about genetically modified organisms in the drugs you’re taking, the Martin County [Florida] Sheriff’s Office has an ...
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Eric Lander and Eric Schmidt: Science’s Miracle Machine — government investment in basic research — in danger

[Editor's note: Eric S. Lander is president and founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University. Eric E ...
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Video: Obama on GMOs — ‘Humanity has always engaged in genetic modifications’

The former president said that, like climate change, science drives his views on biotechnology. He advocated for prudent legislation and ...
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CRISPR Chardonnay? Gene-edited grapes could fend off mildew, reduce pesticide use

Chardonnay is among the most popular and recognizable wines in the world. The grape’s genes essentially have been passed down ...
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Bombing of Monsanto’s Italian research facility highlights how anti-GMO rhetoric inspires terrorists

Based on the reports, an individual threw Molotov cocktails at a Monsanto research facility in Italy over the Easter Weekend,  the ...
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Missing disease: Less-expensive whole-exome sequencing may flub diagnoses

A common DNA test used to find genes linked with disease may miss key genetic risk indicators, new research suggests ...
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Infographic: Global GM crops reduced farm chemical usage and CO2 emissions in 2016 boom year

[T]he International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) released its annual report showcasing the 110-fold increase in adoption ...
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Pamela Ronald reinvents rice: Drought-resistant varieties show progress

Pamela Ronald stands in front of two rows of rice plants, sprouting from black plastic pots, in a stifling greenhouse ...
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Dow Chemical tripled lobbying since 2008, outstripping other agricultural and biotech firms

Dow Chemical has poured money into lobbying efforts over the last decade as other corporate giants have remained steady or ...
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Cargill’s Non-GMO Project partnership highlights food companies’ ‘unwillingness to educate consumers’

[Editor's note: Julie Gunlock is a policy director at the Independent Women's Forum and runs the organization's Culture of Alarmism ...
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Bangladesh’s embrace of GMO technology may embolden innovation in developing countries  

Bangladesh's successful application of biotechnology and development of its own GM crops could serve as a model for other developing ...
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Trolls and shills: How disinformation sites InfoWars, Natural News and US Right to Know manufacture fake news

Lawyers suing Monsanto say the company pays people to defend it online, without citing any evidence to back up the ...
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Backward regulations may prevent Europe from ever benefiting from easy-to-develop disease-resistant tomatoes

Engineering a tomato resistant to a pernicious fungal disease doesn’t seem like it’d be the easiest part of a plant pathologist’s ...
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‘Follow the money’: Why the organic industry funds anti-GMO campaigns

Everything we eat has had their genes modified by humans at some point in history, and nothing we eat exists ...
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US Right to Know’s Gary Ruskin linked to anti-science Russian ‘fake news’ site

[Editor's note: Alex Berezow is a senior fellow of biomedical science at the American Council on Science and Health.] RT is the ...
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Controversy emerges over government-funded project to counter GMO food ‘misinformation’

The Food and Drug Administration will fund a campaign to promote genetically modified organisms in food under a bipartisan agreement to ...
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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 ...