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RNA technology gave us a COVID vaccine. It could also help control plant pests without insecticides

RNA technology gave us a COVID vaccine. It could also help control plant pests without insecticides

Carol Curchoe | 
With the development of Pfizer’s COVID-19 mRNA vaccine, RNA technology has been dominating the news cycle. … A decade ago, ...
Viewpoint: ‘Celebrate pesticides!’ Why farmers should defend technology that produces our abundant food supply

Viewpoint: ‘Celebrate pesticides!’ Why farmers should defend technology that produces our abundant food supply

Michelle Miller | 
Social media is really one of the best ways to reach people nowadays. As much as we might hate to ...
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Viewpoint: There’s no such thing as a ‘toxic’ chemical (it’s all based on dose and exposure)—and 4 other common food marketing myths busted

[H]ere are five common “healthy halo” buzzwords to look out for. … 1) Clean Everything from “clean ingredients” to “clean ...
Social media misled you about pesticides. A farmer explains what they are and how they protect our food

Social media misled you about pesticides. A farmer explains what they are and how they protect our food

Michelle Miller | 
It seems that too many people don’t realize that herbicides are considered a type of pesticide. All herbicides are pesticides, ...
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Cowspiracy? GMO OMG? Beware of misleading food ‘documentaries,’ ex-organic farmer warns

Jonathan Lawler | 
Not long ago, I spoke to a teacher who had recently shown Food, Inc. to her class, and she asked me my ...
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Generation Z accepts GMOs, but 72% not ready to eat lab-grown meat, survey shows

It wasn’t long ago that a U.S.-based study found that 77 percent of Generation Z are just fine with food ...
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Viewpoint: ‘GMOs change your DNA’ and 7 other anti-biotech myths debunked

There are quite a bit of misconceptions and myths surrounding that term and what GMOs actually are. But it’s important ...
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Viewpoint: Court-ordered dicamba weedkiller ban could fuel new legal strategy to restrict Bayer’s Roundup

Jack DeWitt | 
On June 3, 2020, a panel of three judges from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San ...

We depend on bees for 1/3 of our food? Pesticides threaten bees? Farmer challenges pollinator myths

Jack DeWitt | 
.... [W]ithout [bee] pollination efforts, the world would still have plenty of food .... The vegetables we eat don’t require ...
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Glyphosate contaminates food? Simple testing method could dispel exaggerated weedkiller risk claims

Researchers at Leipzig University in Germany say they have developed a quick and simple way of testing for glyphosate in ...
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Iowa farmer: I was duped by misleading ‘organic’ food labels. Learn from my mistakes

Michelle Miller | 
Years ago, I watched a “documentary” about the American food supply. While I’m not going to tell you the U.S ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Monocultures’ unnatural? Mother Nature grows them, too

Tim Durham | 
....[Wh]at’s often in the crosshairs of activists is the philosophy of the planting system — the “dreaded” monoculture. Row crops ...
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Could indoor ‘freight farms’ provide ideal growing conditions for CRISPR-edited crops?

Jaclyn Krymowski | 
The technology and innovation moving within modern day agriculture is so fast-paced and expansive, you can find futuristic solutions, ideas, ...

Viewpoint: Avoid these 6 bogus labels at the grocery store to save money

Michelle Miller | 
Are you paying more for certain food labels? Who can blame you! With the rise of labels and wanting to ...
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Consumers love technology, survey shows—but not when it comes to GMOs and farming

Technology in agriculture is how we’ll feed a growing population, make farming more sustainable and improve the lives of farm ...

Neonic pesticides offer negligible benefits to farmers? ‘Nonsense,’ says Iowa soybean grower

Wayne Fredericks | 
Most people would say that life is unpredictable. We have our plans and routines, but there’s no way to tell ...
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Viewpoint: Want to understand crop biotech? Avoid these discredited anti-GMO sources

Ryan Tipps | 
Here’s a tip for all the anti-GMO activists out there: If you ever want to get the last word in ...
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Food waste-reducing non-browning Romaine lettuce edges closer to market

The agriculture industry is constantly trying to reduce food waste. To continue that effort, Intrexon Corporation announced it is advancing ...

Ethos Chocolate, candy brand that hypes its GMO ingredients, back by popular demand

In its debut in February, the debut of Ethos Chocolate made a big, wonderful, delicious splash — the initial batch of 10,000 ...
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Video: Fine-tuning beneficial mutations breeds higher yielding tomatoes

Zachary Lippman | 
Unexpected interactions between mutations can be a thorn in the side for plant breeders, especially when they’re trying to promote ...
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IBM, Yara International announce digital platform to optimize crop production for individual farms

Yara International, a leader in crop nutrition, and IBM announced [April 26] an agreement to build the world’s leading digital ...
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Viewpoint: Do pesticides boost autism risk? New report says ‘possibly’ but correlations are ‘weak’ and ‘misleading’

Recently a study titled “Prenatal and infant exposure to ambient pesticides and autism spectrum disorder in children: population based case-control study” ...
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Bayer releases 107 Roundup safety studies as glyphosate-cancer legal battle continues

With recent legal battles, Bayer [has released]....all 107 Bayer-owned glyphosate safety study reports that were submitted to the European Food Safety ...

CRISPR crops spur farming innovation despite climate change, water shortages and exploding food demand

Oliver Peoples | 
The discussion and debate surrounding advances in agriculture have become frequent topics of discussion....[N]ow more than ever, the concept of ...
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5 farmer tips to avoid ‘fear-based’ food marketing at the grocery store

Whether you realize it or not, we are inundated with fear-based marketing labels every time we set foot in a ...

Viewpoint: Conventional, organic farming advocates should stop fighting and focus on feeding world’s growing population

Ryan Tipps | 
For years, discussions about the future of the agricultural industry have converged on the arbitrary yet consequential date of 2050, ...
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Viewpoint: Many organic farmers aren’t anti-GMO, and they’re tired of ‘meaningless’ food labels

Michelle Miller | 
[In February], I attended the MOSES Organic Farming Conference, the largest such gathering in the U.S., with thousands of people in ...
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Viewpoint: Farmers offer to teach popular organic activist ‘Food Babe’ about GMOs—so she bans them on social media

Michelle Miller | 
In the four and a half years I’ve been blogging and doing social media as a career, I have banned ...
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