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Ontario study: Some good news about glyphosate

These days we are exposed to a great deal of negative, one-sided and inaccurate information in the media and online ...
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Viewpoint: No, wild bees haven’t been decimated by neonicotinoids, glyphosate

Bees and pesticides (and not just insecticides) have been the focus of activists and scientists alike, particularly since a 2006-2008 ...
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Earth’s carrying capacity and why the status quo ‘could be collectively suicidal’

The co-founder of the Breakthrough Institute has a cheery vision of the future. If only that vision were plausible ...
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Predictability: Why there’s no reason to be looking for ‘unexpected surprises’ in GMO breeding

There's a big difference between "unintended" and "unexpected" effects from genetics and breeding, and regulators are looking for the wrong ...
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Viewpoint: EU’s new gene-editing rules show failure of scientific leadership

On 25 July 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that plants bred via recent mutagenesis techniques would fall ...
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Food myth busting: Is tilapia a toxic ‘frankenfish’?

Posts were appearing on my Facebook feed warning against the dangers of eating tilapia. So I decided to do a ...
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Roundup in breast milk? Disturbing new details in the plot to discredit nutritionist Shelley McGuire

In July 2015, Michelle (Shelley) McGuire, a nutrition professor and lactation expert then at Washington State University (WSU), was targeted ...
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Embracing biotech crops and why Nigeria’s GMO fight is far from over

In July, Nigeria took a significant step down the biotech road by approving its first commercially available GMO crop, offering ...
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Here’s what electricity can teach us about pesticide safety

Many people may find it difficult to imagine how a pesticide could ever be safe. To understand how that is ...
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Argentina and GMOs: Exploring the nation’s long relationship with biotech crops

In 2019, Argentina will begin the commercialization of the first genetically modified drought-and salt-tolerant soybean. This will be a particularly ...
How food companies' switch to non-GMO ingredients could hurt the poor

How food companies’ switch to non-GMO ingredients could hurt the poor

Consumers have paid significantly higher prices for non-GM foods compared with conventional counterparts in four categories, a new analysis shows ...
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How genetics could help agroecology—the science, not the political movement

Agroecology isn’t rocket science So wrote Daniel Moss, head of the AgroEcology Fund, and Mark Bittman, former food columnist, in ...
10 tips for better communication about pesticide science, risks

10 tips for better communication about pesticide science, risks

One of the biggest challenges for any risk communications professional today is to deliver positive messages on pesticides. Like any ...
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Plants are great at storing CO2. These scientists aim to make them even better.

Researchers around the world are working to improve plants’ ability to combat climate change. Editor's note: This article was originally ...
'White gold': GMO cotton renews hope for Nigeria's troubled textile industry

‘White gold’: GMO cotton renews hope for Nigeria’s troubled textile industry

Nigeria's textile industry was once a thriving part of the nation's economy. The industry was once the country's second-leading employer, ...
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Can CRISPR help us stop wasting so much food?

CRISPR. It’s not what’s for dinner. Not yet, at least. But the hot genetic editing technology could be instrumental in ...
GMO critics in Germany seeking special tax in bid for greater control over biotech offerings

GMO critics in Germany seeking special tax in bid for greater control over biotech offerings

With a new initiative, NGOs in Germany are seeking authority over the approval of biotechnology products such as pharmaceuticals and ...
How John Oliver was duped by the fringe anti-science advocacy groups USRTK and the Organic Consumers Association

How John Oliver was duped by the fringe anti-science advocacy groups USRTK and the Organic Consumers Association

Sometimes it's difficult to know who is defending science and who is more concerned about identity politics and cheap laughs ...
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From GMOs to BPA, why are the wealthy more likely to fall for food pseudoscience?

Socioeconomics play a significant role in attitudes about food – especially concerns about safety and purchasing behavior. And higher income ...
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USDA reveals plans to regulate GM plants based on traits, not breeding method

USDA's Sid Abel and Doug McKalip just briefed me on the new regulatory framework that is shaping up for the ...
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Farmers consider a world without glyphosate—and it’s less than ideal

"More glufosinate, maybe more paraquat." "I would have to find a different burn down chemical, likely paraquat. Would use more ...
Europe's decision to reject gene edited crops signals it is losing its commitment to sustainable agriculture

Europe’s decision to reject gene edited crops signals it is losing its commitment to sustainable agriculture

At the same time as Swedish agriculture is affected by the worst drought in recent memory, the European Court of ...
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‘Children killer’ glyphosate found in Cheerios? Experts dismantle Environmental Working Group’s glyphosate study

“If you or your children are eating Cheerios right now, there’s a good chance that they’re accompanied by a potentially ...
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Organic Times: New satire site takes Onion-like look at crop biotechnology activists

Agriculture is a serious topic. While farmers in the developing world struggle to save their crops from pest invasions and ...
How is India's organic-only farming experiment in Sikkim going? Peering past the propaganda, not so sustainably.

How is India’s organic-only farming experiment in Sikkim going? Peering past the propaganda, not so sustainably.

India's farm sector is in massive flux and strife right now. After a massive ten-day strike in June, Indian farmers ...
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5 ways the USDA could resolve challenges surrounding ‘bioengineered’ food labels

Two years ago, President Obama signed the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law (NBFDL) into law, requiring food manufacturers to disclose the presence ...
With glyphosate-cancer legal battles poised to escalate, what are the ramifications for agriculture if the herbicide is restricted?

With glyphosate-cancer legal battles poised to escalate, what are the ramifications for agriculture if the herbicide is restricted?

Now that a jury in San Francisco has decided that exposure to Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup (glyphosate) was responsible for California groundskeeper ...
Viewpoint: Why saving seeds is an unproductive farming practice that locks in poverty

Viewpoint: Why saving seeds is an unproductive farming practice that locks in poverty

Farmers mired in farming systems in which saving and cleaning old seed is an economical use of their time is ...