Podcast: Lockdown skeptics are COVID 'deniers'? Plant burgers don't cause 'man boobs.' GMOs and terrorism

Podcast: Lockdown skeptics are COVID ‘deniers’? Plant burgers don’t cause ‘man boobs.’ GMOs and terrorism

If you oppose lockdowns to stop the spread of COVID, are you a science denier, a covidiot? Potentially dangerous genetically ...
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Viewpoint: AquaBounty’s GM salmon slated for 2021 debut, but animal biotech still stymied by byzantine regulation

After 30 years, AquaBounty's genetically engineered (GE) AquAdvantage salmon may be just months away from hitting US grocery stores, making ...
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Push to reform EU biotech crop rules gains strength as some environmentalists, public officials endorse gene editing

After two decades as "the center" of GMO skepticism, it seems the EU may be ready to acknowledge the benefits ...
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Viewpoint: Italy’s GMO restrictions cripple efforts to expand sustainable farming

GMO and GE technologies are complementary and indispensable for the release of new plants able to solve new emergencies that ...
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Viewpoint: Climate change threatens our forests. Smarter fire control and sustainable logging can help us fight back

There has been an ongoing debate about the viability of tree planting and forest restoration to fight climate change. But ...
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Podcast: GM salmon coming soon? Food ingredients you can’t pronounce are safe; Monsanto patent lawsuit myths

Monsanto never sued farmers because their fields were accidentally contaminated with the company's GM seed. AquaBounty's genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon ...
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Monsanto wrongly sued farmers for patent infringement? Federal courts put down David v Goliath myth for good

Does greedy Monsanto sue small-time farmers for patent infringement because their fields are accidentally contaminated with the company's GM seeds? ...
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Viewpoint: How postmodernism birthed Europe’s anti-GMO movement

Tounderstand why Europe is restricting the use of some technologies, while the United States are not following the same path ...
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Viewpoint: 3 biotech foods you can’t buy at Costco thanks to anti-GMO activism

The opponents of this method of improving food have been successful in suppressing even the most logical applications ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-GMO groups exploit COVID to block access to biotech crops

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on our lives in so many ways, including diminished social contact, disrupted ...
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Podcast: One couple’s journey to vaccine skepticism; Partisan COVID science; Neophobia and GMOs

How do well-meaning, educated parents become vaccine skeptics? One hypothetical couple's journey may shed light on the process. Some scientists ...
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David v Goliath? What reporters and activists got wrong about 3 high-profile Monsanto patent suits

Anti-GMO folk hero and canola farmer Percy Schmeiser was the best-known avatar of the idea that Monsanto, now part of ...
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High-yielding plants that survive temperature swings may be our next weapon against climate change

Sally Mackenzie spent her childhood summers walking through the vast fields of bright, red, ripe tomato crops: They grow best ...
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Viewpoint: Europe’s ‘nonsensical regulatory system’ blocks GMO seeds but circumvents biotech ban to exempt gene-edited COVID vaccines

As consumers, we all want to be reassured that the products we purchase are safe for us to use and ...
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Conspiracy promoter Mike ‘Health Ranger’ Adams built online disinformation Natural News online empire that subverts science, report finds

Alternative health guru and conspiracy theorist Mike Adams, founder of the popular website Natural News, has been identified as the ...
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How needless precaution kept a GMO ‘superfood’ off the market: Q&A with Golden Rice author Ed Regis

Seeing what has happened to Golden Rice over the course of 20 years, nothing would surprise me going forward ...
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Viewpoint: We’ve got 10 years to prevent ‘irreversible’ climate change damage. Here’s how CRISPR can help

Ten years – that is the timeline scientists have given us to either address climate change or suffer irreversible damages ...
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Podcast: Some vaccine skeptics aren’t science deniers; Animal-free ice cream; Plant burgers are ‘meat’?

If you reject vaccines, you're a science denier! Not necessarily. Some people may have legitimate reasons to be skeptical. Scientists ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-Monsanto biopic ‘Percy’ tells misleading tale about GMOs and seed patents

As any experienced moviegoer knows, "This film is based on a true story" is more of a disclaimer than a ...
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Don’t eat it if you can’t pronounce it? Avoiding ‘scary-sounding ingredients’ won’t make you healthier

"If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it!” We are told that steering clear of scary-sounding ingredients is a simple, ...
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‘Hero of progress’: How agronomist Norman Borlaug almost banished famine from Asia

Norman Borlaug’s work undeniably changed the world for the better ...
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COVID halts global GM crop approvals, hitting poor farmers in developing countries hardest

The demand rising from COVID-19 has ramped up vaccines using various genetic modification technologies, but when it comes to agriculture, ...
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Podcast: Anti-GMO ‘documentaries’; Cancel culture v Darwin? Biotech chestnut trees

So-called 'cancel culture' has already taken down a handful of prominent scientists and philosophers, living and deceased. One evolutionary biologist ...
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Viewpoint: Swayed by anti-GMO groups, biotech pioneer Mexico lurches toward GM crop ban

“There is currently enough food in the world to feed 10 billion people,” writes the anti-GMO environmental group Green America ...
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Gene-edited crops and animals: Best-kept secrets in the fight against climate change

Advances in gene editing over the past decade have given scientists new tools to tailor the biochemistry of nearly any ...
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Scare talk debunked: GMOs, pesticides and antibiotics don’t make conventional food unsafe

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently cautioned Americans not to fear their food. That’s an amazing thing for any public official ...
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Viewpoint: Europe’s pro-organic Farm to Fork policy will ‘cripple’ an already inefficient agriculture system

The EU’s “Farm to fork (F2F) strategy”  announced in May, is “the heart of the “Green Deal,” a kind of ...
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Podcast: Regulate all food chemicals? Gin and tonics going extinct; GMO pineapple is here!

There are thousands upon thousands of chemicals in food. Should we regulate them all, could we even do it? Gin ...