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Podcast: Glyphosate, cancer and ‘corporate conspiracies’–“Regulatory capture” by anti-science activists in the Roundup controversy

Our useful threat-detection instinct has been warped into a serious handicap as we attempt to evaluate risks to our health ...
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Glyphosate-based herbicides kill cancer cells and have ‘no significant toxicity’ to humans? Another study says ‘yes’—but what does it mean?

If Roundup or one of its ingredients turns out to be an effective cancer treatment, it would be a stunning ...
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The world faces ‘pollinator collapse’? How and why the media get the science wrong time and again

With neither the facts nor the science on their side, environmental advocacy groups are simply pounding the table ...
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Viewpoint: Non-GMO, organic, gluten free? Demystifying misleading food labels

Take a look at our label guide to know when a label is meaningful and when you’re just throwing away ...
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Quest to reduce greenhouse gases needs modern farming techniques, including use of GMOs, not organics, research shows

Modern farming has "uncoupled" itself from greenhouse gas output -- using new technologies, including genetic engineering, to boost crop yields ...
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Viewpoint: There will be no crop biotech revolution unless scientists, consumers learn to talk to each other

It is imperative that scientists bridge the gap and enable an open, global dialogue so that all are informed ...
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Digesting GMO and non-GMO foods—why your body can’t tell the difference

What exactly happens when you eat a GMO? ...
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Viewpoint: Organic farmer’s New York Times opinion piece perpetuates ‘fantasy’ of small growers feeding the world

Barber’s perspective on GM and patented seeds follow the party line of the organic industry ...
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EPA weighs in on sulfoxaflor: Genetic Literacy Project Q&A on controversial decision to lift restrictions on alleged ‘bee-killing’ pesticide

The FDA replied to our questions with a detailed defense of its decision to lift restrictions on sulfoxaflor ...
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90% of Europeans fear biotech crops? New survey busts the popular anti-GMO myth

A special Eurobarometer survey report on food safety was published [in June]. It shows once again that the regularly promoted ...
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Viewpoint: Why CRISPR-edited crops should be allowed in organic agriculture

A University of California, Berkeley professor stands at the front of the room, delivering her invited talk about the potential ...
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The rise, fall and resurrection of Russian seed bank pioneer Nikolai Vavilov

Would all this be cast aside, he wondered, his reputation disgraced?  Or would the good work be rediscovered, like the ...
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What’s the most sustainable, affordable and nutritious sugar: Boutique imported unrefined whole cane v. domestic sugar cane v. sugar beet?

A drive toward The Everglades down US 98 between Yeehaw Junction and Belle Glade, FL takes you around the east ...
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(Practically) no one is anti-science, and how that can help us talk about GMOs

Keith Kloor, science blogger at Discover, has sparked an intriguing debate about the use of the term "anti-science" to describe ...
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How market forces, self-regulation and GMO crops are making fish farming more sustainable

More sustainable aquaculture and better-managed fisheries are increasingly actionable for consumers ...
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Explaining the debate over GMOs—and what is or isn’t ‘natural’— through the genetics of chickens

Chickens (and their eggs) provide a surprisingly down-to-earth illustration of the profound implications of the modern genetic revolution ...
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Norman Borlaug: Nobel Prize winning agronomist saved a billion lives and almost banished hunger

Norman Borlaug’s work undeniably changed the world for the better ...
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Farmer’s open letter to skeptical consumers: We know science, glyphosate and GMOs are safe, and we need both to fight climate change

 Despite repeated assurances from the mainstream science community that our food supply is safe, many consumers remain highly skeptical of ...
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Scare talk: Are GMOs, pesticides and antibiotics making conventional food unsafe?

The Dirt: Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently cautioned Americans not to fear their food. That’s an amazing thing for any ...
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Uganda set to embrace artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies, but biotechnology languishes

'Something fundamentally detrimental to the progress of scientific and technological innovations in the agriculture of our nation is happening.' ...
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The first gene-edited soybean opens door to a slew of new CRISPR foods

The number of crop gene-editing projects underway around the world is astonishing ...
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Podcast: CRISPR immunizes pigs against PRRS—deadly viral disease that costs $600 million annually

Christine Burkard, assistant professor of infection and immunity at the Roslin Institute in Scotland, says her team has devised a ...
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Monsanto and ‘Big Ag’ strangle American farming? Sanders, Warren likely to attack conventional agriculture, promote organics at Democratic debates

This week's opening round of debates threatens to fall shockingly short on science ...
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Podcast: Meet Mary Mangan—the biologist who crashes anti-GMO events and debunks junk science on Twitter

Mangan discusses her unique approach to spreading science literacy ...
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People in Africa eat GMO foods. So why do they oppose new crops developed by their own scientists?

GM foods are already sold in supermarkets throughout Africa, but the fear remains ...