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Podcast: Journalist Michael Specter on GMOs and danger of science denialism

Michael Specter is a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, covering science and politics. His book, Denialism: How Irrational ...
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Video: Neil deGrasse Tyson on GMO scientific consensus in Food Evolution movie

Adding more fuel to the GMO versus organic food fire, the documentary “Food Evolution,” ... attempts to end the controversy ...
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Food Evolution director defends documentary as pro-data, pro-science

[Scott Hamilton] Kennedy goes deep here with his answers to Salon’s questions, judiciously explaining what others might consider blasphemy. ...
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Review: ‘Fact-based’ Food Evolution doc counters anti-GMO documentaries’ ‘questionable content’

Plant breeding doesn’t generally inspire filmmakers. But genetic engineering — the process that creates “GMO” crops — has already sparked ...
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Food Evolution’s NYC premiere proof science and reason can win over GMO skeptics

Change is hard. But a skeptical New York City crowd's reaction to Food Evolution, a new documentary about GMOs, provides ...
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‘Food Evolution’ review: Film shows fear of GMOs in rich countries hurts African farmers

The Food Evolution documentary, directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy and narrated by pop astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, navigates ...
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Foodie Michael Pollan and 45 researchers dismiss Food Evolution doc as ‘a piece of propaganda’

[Editor's note: The following is part of a letter signed by 45 academics including University of California-Berkeley professor Michael Pollan, ...
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NY Times on Food Evolution movie: ‘In a world desperate for safe, sustainable food, GMOs may well be a force for good’

The scientific method is under siege, and not just from naysayers who dismiss climate change or fear vaccines. G.M.O.s — ...
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‘Food Evolution’ movie could mark turning point in public GMO discussion

Food Evolution, a documentary about the GMO debate, brings pro-science perspectives into the mainstream and casts a harsh light on ...
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Ecuador passes law allowing GMO crop research

[Editor's note: The following article has been translated from Spanish.] Ecuador has approved a law allowing the entry of genetically ...
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Organic industry-funded anti-GMO group US Right to Know calls Food Evolution film ‘chemical industry propaganda’

[Editor's note: Stacy Malkan is co-director of US Right to Know. Read the GLP's profile of USRTK here.] Some industry messaging ...
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Video: Dietitian Abbey Sharp’s hilarious look at the GMO debate

[Editor's note: Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian (RD), food writer and blogger, and founder of Abbey's Kitchen Inc.] Did ...
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Video: ‘Weed seed pulverizing machine’ could help combat herbicide resistance

Known by a name seemingly out of a superhero comic book, the Harrington Seed Destructor is a mechanical beast that ...
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Video: Organic food is a great business but a bad environmental investment

[Editor's note: Bjorn Lomborg is director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and a visiting professor at Copenhagen Business School.] There are no health benefits ...
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Bette Midler criticizes Monsanto’s seed patent contracts—and gets schooled by farmers

Bette Midler attempted to "educate" her Twitter followers about the contracts farmers sign with Monsanto, prohibiting saving and replanting of ...
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Liberal awakening: Ignorance of GMO science has no ideology

[Emily Thorne is a 17-year-old aspiring journalist from Athens, Georgia.] For a long time, I was part of the anti-GMO movement. It ...
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Video: Pest-resistant GE cowpeas could reduce pesticide use, increase yields of African staple

Dr. TJ Higgins discusses a global effort to genetically engineer a pest-resistant variety of cowpea (black-eyed peas) that will help ...
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Video: Food Evolution—Neil deGrasse Tyson-narrated documentary on GMO debate—set for June 23 release

Food Evolution aims to take a look at the science underlying the heated rhetoric of the GMO debate. Filmmaker Scott ...
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Mary-Dell Chilton: 78-year-old ‘mother of genetic modification’ still innovating

[Mary-Dell] Chilton...led a collaborative research study at Washington University in St. Louis, and although GMO tobacco was never commercialized, it ...
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Video: How are CRISPR crops regulated differently than GMOs?

Critics say the Obama Administration balked on an opportunity to update Reagan-era guidelines on how agencies like the Department of ...
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Video: Watch out, Gwyneth Paltrow, 5 pro-science moms combat GMO misinformation

In 2015, a group of bloggers wrote an open letter to celebrity moms Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ginnifer Goodwin—criticizing ...
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Agriculture secretary Perdue: Non-GMO and organic labels ‘all about marketing’

Newly confirmed agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue said labeling food as organic and free of genetically modified organisms (GMO) is mainly about ...
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Video: Obama on GMOs — ‘Humanity has always engaged in genetic modifications’

The former president said that, like climate change, science drives his views on biotechnology. He advocated for prudent legislation and ...
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Video: WaPo investigation raises questions about large dairy farm’s compliance with USDA organic standards

[A] closer look at Aurora [Organic Dairy] and other large operations highlights critical weaknesses in the unorthodox inspection system that ...
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Video: Bill Nye finds people are terrified of GMOs — despite knowing little about them

Along with terms like organic and free-range, GMOs are a hot topic when it comes to our food. GMO stands for ...
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Video: Has organic farming ‘ideology’ spread through the scientific community?

[Editor's note: Andrew McGuire is an agronomist at Washington State University’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources.] At the core ...
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Hawaii documentary claims presence of Big Ag GMO test facilities forces islands to import food

Did you know that the state of Hawaii imports between 80 and 90 percent of its food? This is, among ...
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Autonomous robot cornfield scanner reveals how individual crops respond to climate change

Allow me to introduce you to Vinobot, the little rover on a mission to make sure crops weather global warming ...
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