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Can we feed a growing world population without using yield-boosting technologies?

Stuart Smyth | 
The production of food has environmental impacts, there is no way around this .... Nature is ruthless and weeds will ...
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Viewpoint: Science needs to embrace the difference between sex and gender—without abandoning the past

Jerry Coyne | 
Lots of sites, including three scientific societies, have rejected the new Health and Human Services guidelines that provide a classification of ...
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Have GMO crops cut herbicide use? A tale of two conflicting studies

Andrew Kniss | 
We have planted millions of acres of genetically-engineered (GE) crops, a vast majority of which are resistant to herbicides. In ...
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Is ‘interstellar visitor’ an alien probe? ‘We should be appropriately skeptical’

Steven Novella | 
One year ago, in October 2017, astronomers detected the first confirmed interstellar visitor to our solar system – an asteroid dubbed Oumuamua ...
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Viewpoint: Europe’s GMO process-based crop regulations are a great way to kill innovation

Stuart Smyth | 
In 2002, Europe establishing a new regulatory agency, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to resolve its regulation problems regarding ...
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GMO labels likely to boost consumer fear of biotech crops—and food prices

Jayson Lusk | 
Colin Carter and Aleks Schaefer just published an interesting new study in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, which powerfully shows that mandatory ...
Plant breeding evolution: How manipulating crops helped build civilization

Plant breeding evolution: How manipulating crops helped build civilization

Stuart Smyth | 
Humans have been breeding plants for millennia. Our ancestors began to domesticate plants (and animals) at least 10,000 years ago, allowing ...
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Why there’s little hope of ending public disagreements over GMOs and food safety

Jayson Lusk | 
[L]ook out into the future to the year 2050.  Do you think our future food conversations will be more or ...
Glyphosate and cancer—revisited

Glyphosate and cancer—revisited

Andrew Kniss | 
I’ve already written about this topic back in 2015. Much of the information below is from that original blog post, ...
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How probable is it that we’re alone in the universe?

Steven Novella | 
Earlier this year I wrote about two ways of looking at the probability of there being advanced alien civilizations – the ...
Viewpoint: Why the French media still defend Séralini's discredited GMO rat tumor study

Viewpoint: Why the French media still defend Séralini’s discredited GMO rat tumor study

Wackes Seppi | 
In recent months, the [French] media has had little interest in reporting the results of three large-scale studies that reviewed and confirmed the safety ...
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Viewpoint: Here’s how the New York Times botched an op-ed about placebos

Jerry Coyne | 
As part of the continuing decline of the New York Times, we have this new op-ed by Steve Petrow, a writer ...
Viewpoint: For consumers concerned about food safety, proposed USDA GMO label is a dismal failure

Viewpoint: For consumers concerned about food safety, proposed USDA GMO label is a dismal failure

Steven Novella | 
The USDA just ended their public comment period on their proposed execution of the terrible Federal GMO labeling law passed in 2016. The ...
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Mandatory genetically engineered food labels could reduce consumer fears, opposition to biotechnology, food scientists claim

Jayson Lusk | 
Science Advances (the open-access version of Science Magazine) just published a paper I co-authored with Jane Kolodinsky from the University of Vermont. ... Several years ago, I ...
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Golden Rice misinformation: FDA debunks Michael Pollan, Independent Science News

Kevin Folta | 
On May 24, 2018 the FDA approved Golden Rice for consumption in the USA, a curious move, because we will ...
Viewpoint: What Charles Mann's 'Wizard and Prophet' book gets wrong about food and agriculture

Viewpoint: What Charles Mann’s ‘Wizard and Prophet’ book gets wrong about food and agriculture

Jayson Lusk | 
I've been reading Charles Mann's latest book Wizards and Prophets, which was released earlier this year. ... While I thought the ...
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Podcast: Has the GMO debate reached a turning point?

Cameron English, Stuart Smyth | 
For more than a decade now, environmentalist groups have waged a successful campaign against biotechnology in agriculture. Playing on the ...
Viewpoint: UK's Guardian again gives anti-GMO activist Carey Gillam platform to spread misinformation and fear about Roundup weedkiller

Viewpoint: UK’s Guardian again gives anti-GMO activist Carey Gillam platform to spread misinformation and fear about Roundup weedkiller

Kevin Folta | 
[Carey Gillam's] second recent article in the Guardian says that the herbicide formulation Roundup is more toxic to human cells than glyphosate ...
Viewpoint: Challenging the belief that GMOs are key to feeding the world's hungry

Viewpoint: Challenging the belief that GMOs are key to feeding the world’s hungry

Jonathan Foley | 
Industrial agriculture and biotech interests have built entire campaigns saying that we “need” genetically engineered organisms to “feed the world” ...
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Viewpoint: House Democrats’ ‘glyphosate-is-dangerous’ report shows liberals can be science deniers too

Kevin Folta | 
The discussions around agricultural technologies, especially herbicides, are nuanced and complex.  So if someone gets the basic information completely wrong, ...
Viewpoint: California judge blocks spraying of citrus-killing Asian psyllid, courting disaster

Viewpoint: California judge blocks spraying of citrus-killing Asian psyllid, courting disaster

Amanda Zaluckyj | 
“Judge Orders California Agriculture Officials to Cease Pesticide Use" ... The judge’s decision is so scary because he just indefinitely ...
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‘The taste of pesticides in wines’: Dissecting Gilles-Eric Seralini’s latest ethically and scientifically questionable study

Andrew Kniss | 
The notorious Gilles-Eric Seralini published a paper recently called “The Taste of Pesticides in Wines.” As a part of the ...
GMO peace treaty: Mark Lynas lays out 7 steps to stop the fighting

GMO peace treaty: Mark Lynas lays out 7 steps to stop the fighting

Mark Lynas | 
The following is part of a speech by environmental writer and activist Mark Lynas at the 2018 Oxford Farming Conference [W]hat ...
Viewpoint: Use Amazon Smile to support real charities—not Non-GMO Project's fearmongering

Viewpoint: Use Amazon Smile to support real charities—not Non-GMO Project’s fearmongering

Amanda Zaluckyj | 
Many people will turn to the Internet this year for holiday shopping, with Amazon being a popular choice. Savvy shoppers ...
Organic food helps you get pregnant? Media outlets fall for 'activist science'

Organic food helps you get pregnant? Media outlets fall for ‘activist science’

Terence Bradshaw | 
[Editor's note: Terence Bradshaw is a research associate at the University of Vermont. He has a PhD in plant & soil science.] ...
Science Moms hit back at anti-GMO group's Monsanto 'shill' accusations

Science Moms hit back at anti-GMO group’s Monsanto ‘shill’ accusations

[Editor's note: Alison Bernstein, Anastasia Bodnar, Jenny Splitter, Kavin Senapathy, Layla Katiraee, and Natalie Newell are part of a group called Science ...
Video: How glyphosate herbicide enables no-till, environmentally friendly farming

Video: How glyphosate herbicide enables no-till, environmentally friendly farming

Jake Freestone | 
[Editor's note: Jake Freestone is the manager of an arable and sheep LEAF Demonstration Farm in Tewkesbury, England.] [N]o-till or zero-till, ...
Viewpoint: ‘Clean eating’ is pseudoscience

Viewpoint: ‘Clean eating’ is pseudoscience

Steven Novella | 
[Editor's note: Dr. Steven Novella is an academic clinical neurologist at Yale University School of Medicine.] Eating “clean” is the ...