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Regulate all chemicals in food? Two experts say that’s an ‘absurd (and impossible) exercise’

Josh Bloom, Michael Dourson | 
A recent CNN article about the FDA oversight of chemicals in foods is puzzling.  Author Sandee LaMotte regurgitates a ludicrous demand by ...

COVID vaccine side effects are real. Here’s what you should know

Alex Berezow | 
There are several coronavirus vaccines that are currently in Phase 3 clinical trials. For vaccines, this final experimental stage requires ...
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How the anti-GMO movement has merged with COVID conspiracists

Alex Berezow | 
The Organic Consumers Association, which promotes the organic industry and is a top funder of the anti-GMO conspiracy website U.S. Right to ...
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When it comes to medicine, how we define slippery concepts like race, gender and age matters

Chuck Dinerstein | 
The foundation of medical research, which is considered the gold standard, is the Randomized Controlled Trial when individuals are matched ...

Why antibiotic-resistant pathogens may get a boost from the COVID-19 pandemic

David Shlaes | 
I want to return to my favorite topic, antibiotics, viewed through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, as ...
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Human bias against new ideas amplifies safety concerns about GMOs, study confirms

Chuck Dinerstein | 
Recency bias states that more recent memories come to mind more quickly. But specific ideas and objects that have “stood ...

Viewpoint: US government’s coronavirus response a ‘living nightmare’

David Shlaes | 
It sounds like the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has become completely dysfunctional. The Secretary, Dr. Azar (ex-lobbyist ...
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Viewpoint: Taking vitamin D is the ‘least crackpot’ of the coronavirus nutrition ideas

Angela Dowden | 
For the most part, supplements are a waste of money at best and harmful at worst. But could vitamin D ...
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Organic safer than conventional food? Short toxicology lesson shows why that question makes no sense

Michael Dourson | 
Pick just about any newspaper or journal and during the course of a year, one or more articles will be ...

Viewpoint: Glyphosate caused the COVID-19 pandemic? Debunking the latest coronavirus conspiracy

Josh Bloom | 
When I saw that Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a ... professor at MIT, wrote an article entitled Connecting the Dots: Glyphosate ...
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How vaccines, antivirals and antibodies could help fight the coronavirus

Alex Berezow | 
There has been a lot of confusion in regard to possible treatments for COVID-19 and the timeline for the development ...
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Viewpoint: AARP misleads elderly about health, environmental benefits of organic food

Alex Berezow | 
Scaring old people is a time-tested strategy to scrounge up votes .... The coronavirus has made scamming even easier. The ...

Eat a big breakfast to lose weight? This old nutritional adage isn’t backed up by science

Angela Dowden | 
Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper is an old nutritional adage that at ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-chemical ‘activist-legal complex’ fuels public fear of scientific innovation

Alex Berezow, Josh Bloom | 
In his Farewell Address, President Eisenhower warned of the military-industrial complex, a partnership between the military and defense industry that ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Conspiracy theorist’ Zen Honeycutt spins tall tales about GMOs, glyphosate weed killer on CBS Los Angeles

Alex Berezow | 
If the media has a question about biomedical science, one would assume that a scientist or doctor would be the ...

Anti-glyphosate activist Carey Gillam ‘collaborated’ with attorney charged in extortion plot

Alex Berezow | 
In a press release, the [Department of Justice] said that one of the lead plaintiffs' attorneys, Timothy Litzenburg, who helped ...

Viewpoint: Can we trust the research of scientists who work for corporations? Here’s what you should know

Alex Berezow | 
There is a pervasive bias in academia against scientists who work in industry. It is often said that such individuals ...
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Mandatory calorie counts on fast-food menus have little impact on customer purchases, latest study finds

Angela Dowden | 
As of May last year, all American restaurant chains with 20 or more outlets have been legally obliged to provide calorie ...

Nitrates in deli meat dangerous? Food labels and cancer claims don’t tell the whole story

Josh Bloom | 
NPR just ran a scare piece called "Duped In The Deli Aisle? 'No Nitrates Added' Labels Are Often Misleading," which ...
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A question of free will: How much of our behavior is determined by our genes?

Chuck Dinerstein | 
Are our fates determined by the stars or by our actions? An age-old debate made no less contentious by reducing ...

Viewpoint: EPA has science on its side in glyphosate-cancer label battle with California

Josh Bloom | 
By any measure, California’s Proposition 65 is an exercise in madness. The law, which is officially titled “The Safe Drinking Water ...
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GMO Impossible burger headed for grocery stores. Here’s the nutrition facts you should know

Chuck Dinerstein | 
Having jumped all the appropriate FDA hurdles to ensure safety, the Impossible Burger in its uncooked form is coming to ...
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‘Disease X’: Why there’s reason to fear an unknown pandemic threat

Lone Simonsen, Maarten van Wijhe | 
Disease X -- a yet unseen deadly infectious disease with an epidemic potential for which no countermeasures exist -- has ...

Growing criticism over stratospheric cost of spinal muscular atrophy-fighting drug Zolgensma ignores trade-off value

Christopher Gerry | 
Novartis recently won FDA approval for Zolgensma, a new medicine that can potentially cure infants suffering from the otherwise fatal ...
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Viewpoint: Welcome to California, where coffee causes—and prevents—cancer

Josh Bloom | 
California's Proposition 65, which began its miserable life as The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, now has ...

‘Excessive’ regulations fuel unjustified consumer fear of CRISPR-edited crops, biologists warn

Henry Miller, Rob Wager | 
A Washington Post article, “The Future of Food,” discussed the methods we use to breed food crops but suffered from ...
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Headache or brain tumor: How can we tell the difference?

Jamie Wells | 
A news report out [April 1] highlights an unfortunate situation of a young woman in the United Kingdom who claims repeated doctor ...
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‘Better safe than sorry’? Precautionary thinking stokes unjustified fear of GMOs, chemicals, biologist says

Alex Berezow | 
“Better safe than sorry.” That’s a great lesson for a child when a parent explains why she should wear a ...