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Viewpoint: Spend $83,000 on organic food to prevent cancer? Here’s why you should save your money

Cameron English | 
The alternative health advocates at Natural News recommend you spend an additional $83,000 on organic food to avoid cancer and ...
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Organic vs conventional: Which farming method is more sustainable? A case study from California

David Lightsey | 
California's Central Valley produces more than 250 different crops comprising one-fourth of the nation's food, including 40% of our fruits, ...
‘All foods contain pesticides, and 99.99% are natural’: 8 critical facts about chemicals that help us grow food

‘All foods contain pesticides, and 99.99% are natural’: 8 critical facts about chemicals that help us grow food

David Lightsey | 
In the United States, we live in an affluent culture whose standard of living is high compared to other nations ...
Viewpoint: Most consumers are ignorant of farming—and ‘easy targets’ for peddlers of organic food misinformation

Viewpoint: Most consumers are ignorant of farming—and ‘easy targets’ for peddlers of organic food misinformation

David Lightsey | 
For the last 15 years, I have taught an introductory nutrition course at a local junior college. On the opening ...
‘If I get sick from COVID, what is the chance that I will die?’

‘If I get sick from COVID, what is the chance that I will die?’

Alex Berezow | 
Perhaps the most important question that each of us wants to know in regard to the coronavirus pandemic is, "Will ...
Antioxidants: Magic bullets for health and longevity—or marketing gimmick?

Antioxidants: Magic bullets for health and longevity—or marketing gimmick?

David Lightsey | 
Antioxidants are chemical compounds that can be a vitamin, mineral, enzyme, or one of thousands of other naturally occurring plant ...
Viewpoint: Biotechnology gave us a COVID vaccine. Could that end the anti-GMO movement?

Viewpoint: Biotechnology gave us a COVID vaccine. Could that end the anti-GMO movement?

Alex Berezow | 
[T]he anti-GMO movement had been growing ever stronger over the years. But, if the reliably anti-GMO organization U.S. Right to ...
Will cruise ships be found liable for passengers testing COVID positive during or after a cruise?

Will cruise ships be found liable for passengers testing COVID positive during or after a cruise?

Barbara Pfeffer Billauer | 
Dozens of suits have now been brought against cruise lines… The industry is responding by defending their sterilization and cleaning ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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