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Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue, Part 4: How do organic pesticides compare to synthetic pesticides?

Many consumers choose to buy higher-priced organic produce because they believe organic foods are not grown using pesticides and therefore ...
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In pursuit of higher profits, some US soybean farmers abandon GMO crops

For the first time in 15 years, Illinois farmer Steve Ruh will plant only old-school soybean seeds to boost profit ...
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6 common misconceptions about the ‘dangers’ of genetic engineering and GMOs

Why does the GMO debate have a bit of Groundhog Day aspect to it? The way the issues are framed ...
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This farmer says more food producers should stand up for agriculture—here’s 5 reasons why

....An advocate for agriculture, sometimes referred to as an AGvocate, can be anyone who works to tell the inclusive story ...
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10 times science challenged ‘studies’ suggesting GMOs are harmful

The blog "10 Scientific Studies Proving GMOs Can Be Harmful To Human Health" is now a fixture on cyberspace. A ...
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High-yield, protein-enriched rice could help combat nutrient deficiency in developing world

More than 750 million people don't get enough nutrients from their food. More than two-thirds of those people live in ...
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When it comes to food, pesticides and drugs, does ‘natural’ mean safer or healthier?

From a scientific point of view, an evaluation is done on a case by case basis, whether it is a ...
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Ghana moves to stop illegal import of GMOs, biotech experts say country’s food supply is safe

A report of parliament’s Environment, Science and Technology Committee....said members are worried about the introduction of GMO products into [Ghana] ...
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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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Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue, Part 2: Have pesticides improved?

it is important to balance risks with the benefits that pesticides provide ...
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Audio: New FDA pesticide residue study confirms America’s food supply is safe

The FDA recently released its annual Pesticide Residue Report. As pesticides are one of the things people worry most about, I ...
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A prominent report claims we must eat less meat to stay healthy. A prominent agriculture expert responds the evidence is ‘weak’, more values than science

By now, I suspect many of you have seen the report by the EAT-Lancet Commission Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food ...
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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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‘Planetary health diet’ aims to feed 10 billion people without causing ‘catastrophic’ environmental damage

A diet has been developed that promises to save lives, feed 10 billion people and all without causing catastrophic damage ...
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From salt to hand sanitizer, corn is in everything. What would life without it look like?

When Christine Robinson was first diagnosed with a corn allergy 17 years ago, she remembers thinking, “No more popcorn, no ...
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Scientists breeding new disease-resistant soybeans to crack down on parasitic nematode

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) [a common soybean pest] has overcome the main source of genetic resistance – PI 88788 – ...
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Video: Organic food—marketing ‘scam’ or healthier option? Here’s what science says

Organic food is a huge trend: it promises a healthier and better life. But can Organic food really live up ...
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UK’s John Innes Centre seeks approval to test gene-edited wheat designed to combat anemia

Researchers at the John Innes Centre have applied to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for consent ...
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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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‘Landmark’ progress in 2018 expected to fuel more growth in Nigeria’s crop biotech sector

Building on landmark events from the past year, Nigeria’s biotechnology sector is expecting significant progress on two key food and ...
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4 states may outlaw ‘meat’ labels for lab-grown protein

Missouri has already made it a crime to label something like a veggie burger or tissue grown in a lab as “meat.” ...
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USDA wants to use drones to keep E. coli out of our food supply

When the new Food Safety Modernization Act became law in 2011, it required farmers to test for E. coli and other bacteria ...
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60 percent of wild coffee species at risk of ‘extinction’

More than half of the world’s 124 wild coffee plant species meet the criteria for inclusion on the International Union ...
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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 ...
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India’s agriculture and biotech agencies announce plan to promote crop biotech research

[India's] Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has undertaken several activities and programs to promote biotechnology research and development [R&D] in the ...
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Researchers aim to develop heartier potatoes, but ‘generations of inbreeding’ may pose a challenge

Scientists are trying to revolutionize potatoes and....cure the tubers’ depression, the result of generations of inbreeding. ....Potatoes reproduce through cloning, ...