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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 ...
organic food story

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 ...
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Viewpoint: Why the term ‘GMO’ contributes nothing to debates over food safety

Giovanni Tagliabue | 
Many people believe that a so-called “genetically modified organism” (GMO) is a term that has some significance for interpreting the ...
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In lower risk groups, lifestyle, rather than genetics, plays the largest role in diabetes and heart disease, study shows

Chuck Dinerstein | 
The data-miners have found a new vein of data, the UK Biobank, which contains genetic information on about 500,000 of ...
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Viewpoint: Organic industry allies ignore expert witness’s hypocrisy in Roundup weed killer trial

Hank Campbell | 
Chris Portier, Ph.D., an activist statistician who pushed to get the common herbicide ingredient glyphosate listed as a "hazard" for ...
Breast cancer risk actually decreases as women under 55 gain weight, study shows

Breast cancer risk actually decreases as women under 55 gain weight, study shows

Eric Lief | 
A new, large-scale breast cancer study of women who had not yet reached menopause produced a surprising result: as body ...
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Viewpoint: Popular science news website promotes pesticide conspiracy theory

Alex Berezow | 
Two weeks ago, we reported on a bizarre decision by the online news arm of the journal Science: The outlet had reprinted ...
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Are biosimilar drugs reliable replacements for their pricier counterparts?

Chuck Dinerstein | 
Biologics are complex molecules, modifying our immune responses to specific chronic inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, or irritable ...
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Viewpoint: Why was pro-GMO professor David Zaruk fired?

Alex Berezow | 
David Zaruk is an expert in European Union regulations and risk communication. He writes a blog, titled The Risk-Monger, which largely ...
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Bringing a common language to Alzheimer’s research

Chuck Dinerstein | 
The research into the underlying causes and treatment [of Alzheimer's] have been intensifying but have been a bit undisciplined; it ...
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Viewpoint: Divide between ‘natural’ and ‘artificial’ chemicals is meaningless

Josh Bloom | 
Since pesticides and herbicides are routinely in the news, lately because of the "Glyphosate Wars," (2) I thought it might be interesting to ...