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Glyphosate and cancer—revisited

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

Wackes Seppi | Blog | 
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 | Blog | 
As part of the continuing decline of the New York Times, we have this new op-ed by Steve Petrow, a writer ...
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Mandatory genetically engineered food labels could reduce consumer fears, opposition to biotechnology, food scientists claim

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

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

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

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

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

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

Terence Bradshaw | Blog | 
[Editor's note: Terence Bradshaw is a research associate at the University of Vermont. He has a PhD in plant & soil science.] ...
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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 ...
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Video: How glyphosate herbicide enables no-till, environmentally friendly farming

Jake Freestone | Blog | 
[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, ...
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Viewpoint: Attacks against ‘Monsanto shill’ illustrate ridiculous claims of anti-GMO lobbyists

David Zaruk | Blog | 
[Editor’s note: David Zaruk is the Risk-Monger. He has been an EU risk and science communications specialist since 2000, active ...
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Rich people care more about perceived ‘naturalness’, environmental impact than lower-income food buyers

Jayson Lusk | Blog | 
[Editor’s Note: Jayson Lusk is a food and agricultural economist and head of the Agricultural Economics Department at Purdue University.] ...
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Many consumers mistakenly believe organic and non-GMO labels are interchangeable

Jayson Lusk | Blog | 
[Editor’s Note: Jayson Lusk is a food and agricultural economist and head of the Agricultural Economics Department at Purdue University.] ...
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Butterfly phobia: The one food label this dietitian says is best to avoid

Nicole Rodriguez | Blog | 
[Editor's note: Nicole Rodriguez is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.] Every day is Election Day - at the grocery store. Here's ...
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Viewpoint: Mayo Clinic’s embarrassing embrace of ‘alternative’ and ‘complementary’ medicine now includes nutrition

Kevin Klatt | Blog | 
[Editor's note: Kevin Klatt is a PhD candidate in nutritional sciences at Cornell University.] The prestigious Mayo Clinic regularly gets itself ...
Viewpoint: Farmers not trapped into annually buying patented GMO seeds

Viewpoint: Farmers not trapped into annually buying patented GMO seeds

Credible Hulk | Blog | 
[There] is one myth that often gets used as a criticism against genetic engineered crops. This myth usually takes the ...
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Wine grapes case study: How modern crop management has led to dramatic reductions in pesticide use

Steve Savage | Blog | 
[Editor's note: Steve Savage is a plant pathologist who has been working in agricultural technology for over 35 years.] Grapes grown ...
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Viewpoint on the STEM gender gap: Why women are less represented in most sciences

Scott Alexander | Blog | 
[Editor's note: Scott Alexander is a psychiatrist practicing in the US Midwest.] An article by [author and management professor] Adam ...
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Controversy over GMO labeling has not increased public health concerns, survey finds

Jayson Lusk | Blog | 
The Food Demand Survey has been conducted nationwide and monthly since May of 2013.  In November of 2014, two states ...
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Oyster crackers deception: Dissecting Westminster Bakers’ Non-GMO label scam

James Cooper | Blog | 
[Editor's note: James Cooper holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Ohio State University.] So what does that mean for oyster ...
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Does the US grow too much GMO corn and soy, most used for livestock?

Jayson Lusk | Blog | 
[Editor’s Note: Jayson Lusk is a food and agricultural economist and head of the Agricultural Economics Department at Purdue University.] ...
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