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Viewpoint: Hidden conflicts of interest cripple IARC’s biased glyphosate-cancer evaluation

IARC has no clear understanding of what a conflict of interest is (or doesn’t care) ...
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NY Times’ Eric Lipton defends anti-biotech, anti-vax Moms Across America, which harasses scientists

Journalists like Eric Lipton need to recognize where the real danger lies ...
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Plans to introduce GMO crops in disarray, legislators angry after Uganda’s president rejects GMO cultivation law for second time

The lawmakers could attempt to enact the legislation without the president’s signature ...
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Viewpoint: We need intensive agriculture to combat climate change and feed 10 billion people

There is an unforgiving math at the interface of agriculture and the environment ...
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Podcast: Food snobbery vs the Impossible Burger: A skeptical look at health claims about plant-based meat

"Natural food" advocates have blasted Impossible and Beyond as unhealthy. Let's look at their arguments ...
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Viewpoint: How trial lawyers rigged IARC’s cancer monograph program to fuel lawsuits targeting glyphosate, other chemicals

IARC is a troubling example of a UN agency used for personal profit ...
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Podcast: Do it for the kids? Federal children’s health research grants fund anti-pesticide, organic food activism

How would taxpayers feel about funding organic food activism masquerading as children's health research? ...
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Education, politics, religion may have no impact on our acceptance of GMOs

A study examining the public's 2006 views on GMOs offers a glimpse into the evolution of the ongoing debate over ...
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CRISPR and other new breeding techniques could be key to unlocking potential of global wheat production

Scientists and policy makers are calling for wider use of new breeding techniques ...
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Edible microorganisms could ‘climate-proof’ Earth’s food supply against catastrophic weather changes

We need a global food production system that is tolerant to unpredictable climate fluctuations ...
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Viewpoint: Farewell to ‘terminator seeds’ (1995-2015)—the anti-GMO movement’s favorite bogeyman

Although GMO sterile 'terminator' seeds never existed, the idea has distorted the discussion for decades ...
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Viewpoint: Here are 3 biotech foods I could buy at Costco if not for GMO opponents

The opponents of this method of improving food have been successful in suppressing even the most logical applications ...
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CRISPR breathing new life into wheat and other crops—can it avoid GMO controversy?

The food industry is hopeful the new gene-editing technology can help create new crop variants without running into the activist ...
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Viewpoint: Produce is sugary, GMO ‘poison’? Scientific American embraces long-debunked food safety tropes

The lies and distortions start early in this appalling Scientific American article -- and they keep going to the end ...
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Restaurants struggling to keep up with demand for Impossible Burger, alternative ‘meats’

There is no better illustration of the pent-up demand for alternatives to meat ...
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Viewpoint: Organic food movement ‘shoots itself in the foot’ by rejecting CRISPR gene editing

By making rejection of technology part of their 'brand,' organic food producers may put themselves at a severe competitive disadvantage ...
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Viewpoint: Our favorite Cavendish banana may be heading towards extinction—Scientists say only a biotech solution, blocked by anti-GMO activists, can save it

Shall we just resign ourselves to the eventual demise of the banana, or take steps to save it? ...
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Viewpoint: Why the Non-GMO Project label is little more than a marketing tool that deceives consumers

The presence of a Non-GMO Project seal of approval doesn't really tell consumers anything about their food ...
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Following approval of GMO crops, Nigeria sets sights on other biotech advances, including gene editing and synthetic biology

Africa's most populous nation has achieved significant strides in biotechnology ...
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Podcast: Food 5.0—GMOs, robots and the future of farming with agronomist Robert Saik

The high efficiency of modern agriculture has a downside: most consumers don't know the first thing about farming ...
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‘GMOs are banned in Europe’ and 3 other popular biotech crop myths busted

“What do you wish people knew about GMOs that would completely surprise them?" ...
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Viewpoint: Why GMO crops are planet’s best hope for sustainability

Future crops will need to withstand conditions like climate change, low water availability, rising soil salinity, and attacks by pathogens ...
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How the quest to bake a better banana bread helps us understand GMOs

A simple analogy can help explain how genetic modification works ...
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Why efforts to contain Ebola through experimental vaccines could change Uganda’s opposition to GMO crops

Uganda appears to be in a stalemate over genetically-engineered crops. Could Ebola change that? ...
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The ‘magic mix’ of ingredients responsible for the Impossible Burger’s taste and texture

The actual science behind the Impossible Burger is fascinating ...
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Milkweed: Mother’s milk for monarch butterflies, but yield-robbing weed for farmers

Can we encourage a resurgence in butterfly-friendly milkweed populations without making farming even more challenging? ...