3-7-2018 diet-1_wide-bdd7ee3c046b6c59576f9fecd00c0ab4d3bdb87c-s900-c85

Nutritional and dietary advice based on your DNA is pseudoscience

A new generation of food-tech companies has appeared that, for just a few hundred pounds, will test your DNA and ...
Study of 54,000 farmers finding no glyphosate-cancer link could sink Monsanto lawsuit

Study of 54,000 farmers finding no glyphosate-cancer link could sink Monsanto lawsuit

More than 300 lawsuits have been filed on behalf of farmers and others who said that Monsanto's popular weed killer, Roundup, gave them ...
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How foods created with CRISPR and other New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) can earn consumer trust

An Interview with Alison Van Eenennaam, Animal Biotechnology & Genomics Extension Specialist at the University of California-Davis: From your perspective, ...
Video: Why CRISPR gene-edited foods aren't subject to USDA's GMO regulations

Video: Why CRISPR gene-edited foods aren’t subject to USDA’s GMO regulations

In April 2016, the USDA gave the first approval to a CRISPR crop, clearing white-button mushroom that had been edited to ...
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Italian election results in rise of anti-science political parties opposed to GMOs, vaccines, animal testing

The outcome of ... parliamentary elections in Italy was a stunning victory for populist and nationalist parties, and a clear ...
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Cost of pet cloning is dropping: Should you do it?

After photographer Monni Must's 28-year-old daughter Miya committed suicide...the grieving mother adopted Miya's spunky black Labrador, Billy Bean. Last year, ...
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Genetically modified livestock in Africa: Kenya hopes to become animal biotech research leader

Kenya is on its way to start using genetically modified (GM) animals in research, an official said.... Dorington Ogoyi, Acting ...
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Will Australia ban neonicotinoid insecticides despite no evidence of bee declines on the continent?

European farmers are facing a total ban on a common group of pesticides after a report confirms they harm bees, ...
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India likely to cut Monsanto’s royalty for GMO insect-resistant Bt cotton seeds

In an attempt to offer some respite to cotton farmers battered by repeated pest attacks and crop losses, the centre ...
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German coalition could lead to eventual ban of glyphosate in Europe despite ‘no harm’ findings

Perhaps as a sign of how unstable Germany’s political landscape has become, a weed killer has become an unlikely bargaining ...
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Greece approves glyphosate herbicide for 5 years, reversing prior position supporting rejection by EU

The Greek ministry of agriculture officially approved on Tuesday (6 March) the re-authorisation of the world’s most commonly used weedkiller, ...
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Digitizing DNA: Real reasons to worry about cyberbiosecurity

The intersection between biology and digital technology opens the door for incredible discoveries, but also creates opportunities for dangerous events, ...
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Current biotech regulations create animal and crop approval blocks and bottlenecks but gene editing may open new doors

The cost of current biotech industry regulations might not be obvious to consumers, but it’s clear to researchers. “We’ve got ...
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Meat wars: Sourcing from animals may not be what distinguishes meat from ‘meat alternatives’

The US Cattlemen's Association is making a pre-emptive strike against potentially misleading marketing for the next wave of meat alternatives ...
Risk In Perspective: Hazard and Risk Are Critically Different Things

Risk In Perspective: Hazard and Risk Are Critically Different Things

The difference between hazard and risk is a critical distinction. Hazard and risk describe two different but related concepts. The ...
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Non-GMO crops don’t earn farmers more, report on South Australia GMO ban shows

[South Australia] farmers are receiving no premiums for growing non-genetically-modified crops, according to a report by market analysis group Mecardo ...
WHO's IARC cancer agency under fire for 'underplaying' risks of benzene

WHO’s IARC cancer agency under fire for ‘underplaying’ risks of benzene

Emails from its own scientists show the International Agency for Research on Cancer failed to comprehensively review evidence on human ...
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Ghanaian scientist: GMO food safer, more sustainable than conventional crops

Crops produced using Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) technology are safer than conventionally produced ones, a Research Scientist at [Ghana's] Crop ...
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Consumer genetics first: 23andMe gets OK to sell limited DNA test for cancer risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared 23andMe to sell directly to customers a DNA test for gene mutations ...
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Viewpoint: China’s push to export its traditional medicine threatens to pump up ‘pseudoscience’

[T]raditional Chinese medicine is thoroughly institutionalized: Every major city has a traditional medicine hospital and university. A special government department exists ...
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Lawsuits against Monsanto alleging glyphosate-cancer connection face court scrutiny

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria will spend a week hearing from experts to help decide whether there is valid scientific ...
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Immunotherapy mystery: Drugs treat ovarian cancer ‘when they should not have’

[Four women with rare ovarian cancer], strangers to one another living in different countries, asked their doctors to try new ...
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Male birth control: Still no pill despite 50 years of contraceptive research

Today, there are 17 female-controlled forms of contraception approved by the FDA, including the birth control pill. Yet condoms and ...
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Lifting Sri Lanka’s glyphosate herbicide ban welcomed by tea industry

Editor's note: The following is part of an editorial by The Island, a daily English-language newspaper in Sri Lanka The reported ...
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Exploring the alternate reality of Natural News’ Mike Adams’ online ’empire of misinformation’

If there is a Wonderland filled with health scares, monsters, and miraculous concoctions, Mike Adams is building it. And its ...
Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski continues crusade against genetically engineered salmon in US

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski continues crusade against genetically engineered salmon in US

Controversial genetically engineered (GE) salmon pioneer AquaBounty Technologies could be cleared to begin US salmon sales if a continued prohibition ...
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Viewpoint: US funding for IARC cancer agency should be frozen until changes are made

Question: When is a carcinogen not necessarily a carcinogen? Answer: When the labelling is done by the World Health Organization’s ...
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Targeted evolution: Why are we so afraid of CRISPR gene editing?

Here’s the paradox: modern gene technology is far less genetically invasive – and much better understood – than the time-worn ...

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