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Viewpoint: Biologist Jerry Coyne challenges view that sex is ‘a spectrum⁠, not a binary’⁠—such claims ‘undermine public trust in science’

Jerry Coyne | 
As a biologist, I get especially irked at the repeated claim that sex in humans is “a spectrum, not a ...
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Malthusian inversion: Slowing population growth could mean cheaper food and a cleaner environment

Jayson Lusk | 
I’ve noticed several articles in the past few weeks talking about slowing or even falling population growth .... The richer ...

Consumers largely prefer ‘real’ beef, despite plant-based burger’s surging popularity, survey shows

Jayson Lusk | 
With all the news about Beyond Meat’s stock price and the rolling out of the Impossible Burger at Burger King, ...
Viewpoint: France commissions new glyphosate-cancer study to justify more weed killer regulations

Viewpoint: France commissions new glyphosate-cancer study to justify more weed killer regulations

Albert Amgar | 
After reading this article, I relay the following comment from the collective Science-Technologies-Action (STA): “At the request of the [French] ...
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Plant geneticist Kevin Folta: Scientific American’s rewritten anti-GMO article a ‘lesser abomination’

Kevin Folta | 
The Scientific American article about "dying broccoli" and "toxic corn" drew wide criticism for its unreferenced and outright false indictment ...

Viewpoint: Why GMOs? 1950s farming technology cannot feed the world in 2050

Up and down the aisles of the grocery store, there are an overwhelming number of packages that are labeled with ...
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Can we teach evolutionary biology without making students ‘choose between their faith and evolution’?

Mike Klymkowsky | 
Michael Reiss, a professor of science education at University College London and an Anglican Priest, suggests that “we need to ...
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Viewpoint: While Kind Bar debunks ‘healthy’ organic sugar claim, it promotes equally deceptive non-GMO labels

Amanda Zaluckyj | 
Dear Kind Bar: [On March 6] you delighted people in the agriculture and science communities. Clif Bar tried to shame ...
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Dear Anheuser-Busch, stop scaring people about alleged dangers of corn products to sell Bud Light

Amanda Zaluckyj | 
Anheuser-Busch caused quite a farm controversy with its Bud Light Super Bowl commercials. Remember, Bud Light bragged in those commercials ...
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Bioweapons research gets quiet OK from National Institutes of Health: Here’s why that could be ‘horrific’

Steven Salzberg | 
For more than a decade now, two scientists–one in the U.S. and one in the Netherlands–have been trying to create ...

Viewpoint: How ‘lazy journalists’ helped anti-pesticide biologist Tyrone Hayes needlessly scare the public

Myles Power | 
What do you do when....someone asks to see the raw data that your dubious claims are based on? This was ...

A look at the neglected ‘1%’ of biotech crops that slashed chemical use and boosted yields

Stuart Smyth | 
Last year on SAIFood we discussed the benefits of the four major genetically modified (GM) crops, canola, corn, cotton and ...
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Viewpoint: How monarch butterflies exposed the hypocrisy of anti-GMO Greenpeace

Myles Power | 
In the past, I have asked....two very silly sounding questions toward Greenpeace. Why do they like watermelons? And why do they like grapefruits? As ...
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A prominent report claims we must eat less meat to stay healthy. A prominent agriculture expert responds the evidence is ‘weak’, more values than science

Jayson Lusk | 
By now, I suspect many of you have seen the report by the EAT-Lancet Commission Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food ...

Viewpoint: Bipartisan opposition to GMOs driven more by activist ‘propaganda’ than politics

Steven Novella | 
I have written extensively about GMOs....because it is the subject about which the difference between public opinion and the opinion of ...
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Why DNA ethnicity results are so unreliable

Roberta Estes | 
Everyone who received DNA test kits during the holiday season has hopefully spit or swabbed and mailed and is now ...
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We must end ‘over-regulation’ of crop gene editing to halt global food insecurity, says prominent Canadian agricultural scientist

Stuart Smyth | 
[W]hen it comes to food and agriculture, the future may be predictable, but it isn’t humorous. The current situation is ...
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Why a decline in mortality rates among very old people may be ‘an illusion’

Steven Salzberg | 
An intriguing phenomenon has emerged in recent years: among very old people, the rate at which people die appears to decline when ...

Viewpoint: How Canadian farmers beat anti-GMO Greenpeace at its own game

Terry Daynard | 
I confess I don’t read that many books in a year – preferring shorter Internet features instead – but I’m ...
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Viewpoint: How to talk to your anti-GMO relatives during the holidays

David Zaruk | 
We all have them. This brother-in-law or sister-in-law, who is very active on social networks. You accepted his friendly request for family ...

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 ...

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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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 ...
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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 ...
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