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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 ...
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Your blood type may influence your vulnerability to stomach flu

Josh Bloom | 
Not only is a case of norovirus gastroenteritis the personification of misery, but the virus that causes it is also one ...
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Viewpoint: Elective, unproven IV therapies create ‘perfect storm of risks’

Jamie Wells | 
We don’t have to look very far these days to find wellness facilities touting this or that intravenous (IV) infusion for “detoxification” and ...
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Viewpoint: We can’t ignore scientific evidence about male, female brain differences

Alex Berezow | 
It's obvious to just about anyone who is paying attention — and to most biologists, in particular — that there ...
Viewpoint: Anti-GMO Organic Consumers Association helps Russia spread dangerous myths raising fake concerns about vaccines and biotechnology

Viewpoint: Anti-GMO Organic Consumers Association helps Russia spread dangerous myths raising fake concerns about vaccines and biotechnology

Alex Berezow | 
Russian trolls are meddling wherever and whenever they can to cause societal strife. Radio Free Europe reports that Russian trolls may have ...
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AAAS fiasco just got messier—After member revolt, data-less news release linking glyphosate to kidney disease pulled, Freedom and Responsibility award will not be presented, for now

Alex Berezow | 
Editor's note: After this blog was posted, on February 6, the American Association for the Advancement of Science tweeted that ...
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Viewpoint: New York Times’ mixed record on science literacy—botched reporting on GMOs and chemicals while challenging anti-vaxxers

Alex Berezow | 
The New York Times has done something that it very rarely does: It wrote an editorial in support of biotechnology. The piece, ...
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Viewpoint: No, Whole Foods Magazine, there’s no plot to sneak GMOs into our food

Alex Berezow | 
....Last week, Whole Foods Magazine (yes, that's a thing) published an article written by a lawyer, Scott C. Tips, about an evil plan to ...
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New study hyping health benefits of organic food is more marketing than science, biologist argues

Alex Berezow | 
How do you know when a "study" isn't really a study? When the people who performed it wrote up a ...
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Scientists can identify organic and conventional milk with a simple chemistry test

Alex Berezow | 
Food fraud is a substantial problem....because it is nearly impossible for consumers to tell the difference between, say, conventional and ...
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Viewpoint: We aren’t doing enough to protect people against ‘false promises’ of unproven stem cell treatments

Jamie Wells | 
In an announcement of no surprise, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) again officially warned a company it previously warned in ...
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Video: Glyphosate and other health ‘boogeymen’ aren’t causing all diseases

Josh Bloom | 
Should John Oliver decide that he’s had enough, perhaps because generating sarcasm is exhausting, there is someone who can slip ...
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Artificial vs natural? Ocean Spray sued for using synthetic flavor in its cranberry juice

Alex Berezow | 
Ocean Spray, the company that makes several popular cranberry juice drinks, is battling a class-action lawsuit brought by two plaintiffs ...
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Using molecular trickery to cross the blood-brain barrier

Josh Bloom | 
[There are a] number of methods that are being used to break down the [blood-brain] barrier that keeps drugs for ...
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Change, resilience and the mysterious human microbiome

Chuck Dinerstein | 
Our microbiome is an inner ecology of Planet Us. And thought of in that context, two new small, exploratory studies, may ...
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America’s risk paradox: Flu killed 80,000 people this year, but we’re more worried about GMOs

Alex Berezow | 
We had a really bad flu season this year. The CDC just announced that about 80,000 Americans were killed .... H3N2 ...
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Eating organic food prevents cancer? New study offers more confusion than clarity

Chuck Dinerstein | 
The JAMA [Journal of the American Medical Association] Internal Medicine journal has a report .... on the relationship between organic food ...
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Viewpoint: 7-year food fraud scheme exposes flawed oversight of organic farming

Alex Berezow | 
Three farmers in Nebraska just plead guilty to a food fraud scheme in which they were selling conventionally grown corn and soybeans ...
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Simple urine test for anxiety, depression around the corner

Alex Berezow | 
Depression and anxiety are not always easy to detect. … Besides being time consuming and inconvenient, diagnostic criteria are rather ...
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Viewpoint: New glyphosate study suggesting danger to honeybee microbiota is detailed, sophisticated—and wrong

Josh Bloom | 
Erick Motta and colleagues at the University of Hawaii just published a paper in PNAS entitled "Glyphosate perturbs the gut microbiota of honey bees." ...
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Record-high yields suggest climate change no threat to coffee production

Alex Berezow | 
For roughly the last two years, the media has been warning us that climate change is threatening the world's supply ...
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Famous chemist Bruce Ames a chemical ‘industry apologist,’ anti-GMO group claims

Alex Berezow | 
[The] Ames test .... is literally textbook science that is taught to students all over the world. .... It was ...
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Viewpoint: Catering to anti-GMO activists is a losing business strategy

Hank Campbell | 
A few years ago .... Brent Smart, CEO of advertising giant Saatchi & Saatchi's, headquartered in New York, who had managed their ...
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Viewpoint: There’s no such thing as an organic ‘superfood’

Josh Bloom | 
If you do a Google search of "Oz superfoods" you will get more than 40,000 hits. The good doctor really likes superfoods ...
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‘Foot soldiers’ of disease: Plasma proteins could be key to understanding genetic risks

Chuck Dinerstein | 
[Blood plasma] is the home of the “secretome,” a host of proteins that serve as inter-cell communicators. These proteins are ...
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All-veggie ‘Impossible burger’ targeted by PETA’s cancer claims

Alex Berezow | 
Imagine sinking your teeth into a nice, juicy hamburger. Then, imagine being told that the hamburger isn't made from beef ...
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No link between increased pesticide use and childhood cancer, study suggests

Alex Berezow | 
Like the word "chemical," the word "pesticide" has been hijacked and then unfairly demonized. Scientists use the word pesticide to refer to ...
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What can we learn from studying GWAS—Genes of large swaths of people?

Chuck Dinerstein | 
In the quest to separate nature from nurture, scientists seeking to understand the contribution of genetics have more tools. A ...