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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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‘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 ...
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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, ...