Genetically engineered trees offer dual sustainability benefits: Carbon sequestration boosts and the ability to grow more trees on less land

Genetically engineered trees offer dual sustainability benefits: Carbon sequestration boosts and the ability to grow more trees on less land

Emma Kovak | 
The startup Living Carbon claims their fast-growing genetically engineered (GE) trees could increase forest carbon capture by 1.4-2 gigatons per year, ...
GLP Podcast: End climate 'alarmism'; FDA vs kratom; Is 'GMO' ice cream dangerous? Nope

GLP Podcast: End climate ‘alarmism’; FDA vs kratom; Is ‘GMO’ ice cream dangerous? Nope

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
Human-caused climate is occurring, but the science community may be amplifying the public's skepticism with failed "alarmist" predictions. Is kratom ...
Uganda’s costly dithering on GMOs

Uganda’s costly dithering on GMOs

Steven Cerier | 
Uganda has a very extensive research and confined field-testing program for GMO crops that include disease-resistant potatoes, cassava and bananas, ...
Coronaviruses thrive in animals. Could a far more lethal COVID variant emerge in pets?

Coronaviruses thrive in animals. Could a far more lethal COVID variant emerge in pets?

Mick Bailey | 
The recent suggestion that ministers may have to consider culling or vaccinating animals to prevent the coronavirus from picking up another ...
Kenya opens the door to GMO cultivation

Kenya opens the door to GMO cultivation

Steven Cerier | 
On December 19, 2019, the Kenyan government approved the cultivation of GMO cotton after five years of field trials and ...
COVID vaccine and mask guidance confusion? Why we should cut the CDC some slack — It’s the norm when dealing with fast-evolving disease crises

COVID vaccine and mask guidance confusion? Why we should cut the CDC some slack — It’s the norm when dealing with fast-evolving disease crises

Henry Miller | 
There is continuing confusion, and even consternation, over what seem to be disparate policies, recommendations and mandates emerging in response ...
Baby talk: What we can learn from bats about how human moms and babies communicate

Baby talk: What we can learn from bats about how human moms and babies communicate

Ahana Aurora Fernandez | 
“Mamama,” “dadada,” “bababa” – parents usually welcome with enthusiasm the sounds of a baby’s babble. Babbling is the first milestone ...
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It’s not going away: We need a real, non-political debate about the best way to live with COVID or countries will fracture

Danny Dorling | 
In 1968, at the height of the last great influenza pandemic, at least a million people worldwide died, including 100,000 ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Green neo-colonialism’ — Utopian visions of organic farming promote starvation in Africa

James Njoroge | 
Across Africa, farmers and governments are struggling to feed growing populations. Ongoing and deadly locusts and Fall Armyworm infestations, cancer-causing ...
Instituted to protect our food, the ‘precautionary principle’ often perpetuates fears and does more harm than good

Instituted to protect our food, the ‘precautionary principle’ often perpetuates fears and does more harm than good

Richard Williams | 
The origin of the term “better safe than sorry” goes back to a book written in 1837, Rory O’More. The rest ...
GLP Podcast: Climate change enhances farming? Lawyers target paraquat; NYT vs anti-GMO groups

GLP Podcast: Climate change enhances farming? Lawyers target paraquat; NYT vs anti-GMO groups

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
Climate change could boost crop yields in the coming decades, but pests enabled by the warmer temperatures may offset whatever ...
Viewpoint: Anti-science GMO rejectionists won’t disappear anytime soon but the past year has demonstrated their increasing irrelevance

Viewpoint: Anti-science GMO rejectionists won’t disappear anytime soon but the past year has demonstrated their increasing irrelevance

Cameron English | 
Just six years ago, America was engaged in a ferocious debate over GMO food labels; March Against Monsanto could assemble thousands ...
If evolution encourages reproduction, why do people have same-sex preferences?

If evolution encourages reproduction, why do people have same-sex preferences?

Brendan Zietsch | 
Same-sex sexual behaviour may seem to present a Darwinian paradox. It provides no obvious reproductive or survival benefit, and yet ...
Viewpoint: Let’s stop the fear mongering in food labeling

Viewpoint: Let’s stop the fear mongering in food labeling

Henry Miller, John Cohrssen | 
Between his former and current terms as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack in a 2019 opinion piece called for a ...
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Viewpoint: ‘The fetus is 1/25th of an inch’ — Texas abortion ban bungles the science on when human life begins, contends biologist and professor

Ricki Lewis | 
Now that early abortion is essentially banned and criminalized in Texas, with other states soon to debate similar legislation, it's ...
How important is testosterone for male success?

How important is testosterone for male success?

Amanda Hughes, Neil Davies, Sean Harrison | 
There’s a widespread belief that your testosterone can affect where you end up in life. At least for men, there ...
How can we protect wild salmon from interbreeding with farmed salmon? CRISPR gene editing is a solution

How can we protect wild salmon from interbreeding with farmed salmon? CRISPR gene editing is a solution

Lisa Abend | 
Upon an otherwise unruly landscape of choppy sea and craggy peaks, the salmon farms that dot many of Norway’s remote ...
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GLP Podcast: ‘Big Fears, Little Risks’ — Documentary featuring GLP experts tackles GMO, vaccine skepticism

Azel James, Cameron English, Matty Cardarople | 
The evidence is in: genetic engineering promotes sustainable farming; vaccines save lives; and nuclear energy is our best hope of ...
The ‘storm in their minds’: How the gap between laboratory insights and clinical analysis is narrowing

The ‘storm in their minds’: How the gap between laboratory insights and clinical analysis is narrowing

Elizabeth Landau | 
When someone close to you develops signs of mental illness, you spring into detective mode. You ask questions, but the answers ...
Reducing meat consumption to tackle climate change: What role will Africa play?

Reducing meat consumption to tackle climate change: What role will Africa play?

Uchechi Moses | 
A burning issue in the world today is climate change. Across Africa, the effects are complex. They range from the ...
Mice: The intrepid soldiers helping us fight COVID-19

Mice: The intrepid soldiers helping us fight COVID-19

As highly infectious variants of COVID-19 emerge and devastate regions across the world, scientists continue to rely on unexpected foot ...
The story behind the 100% public GM bean reaching Brazilian plates

The story behind the 100% public GM bean reaching Brazilian plates

Daniel Norero | 
In some Brazilian supermarkets, it is already possible to buy a new genetically modified (GM) common bean, which bears the ...
Freezer burn wastes food. Now scientists are developing bio-based solutions to prevent recrystallization

Freezer burn wastes food. Now scientists are developing bio-based solutions to prevent recrystallization

Tong Wang | 
Open the freezer door and there, way in the back, may be an old carton of ice cream growing spikes ...
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Israel’s early COVID vaccine rollout went 1100% better than in the United States. What did they do differently?

Chuck Dinerstein | 
[As of January 8, we had only] vaccinated 1.38% of our population [in the United States, while Israel had] vaccinated ...
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How Freddie Mercury got his voice: It wasn’t his teeth

Ricki Lewis | 
Was Freddie Mercury's magnificent voice aided by a genetic defect? ...
Part 2: Viewpoint — Digging into the 'prejudices' that have plagued the Cartagena Protocol's misguidance on international regulation of agricultural biotechnology

Part 2: Viewpoint — Digging into the ‘prejudices’ that have plagued the Cartagena Protocol’s misguidance on international regulation of agricultural biotechnology

Giovanni Molteni Tagliabue | 
The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (Convention on Biological Diversity 2000), which was adopted in 2000 and entered into force in ...
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