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Berkeley professor Zilberman: No, Michael Pollan, Food Evolution movie is not ‘propaganda’

David Zilberman | Blog | 
[Editor's note: David Zilberman is a professor of agriculture and resource economics at the University of California Berkeley.] Food Evolution is a ...
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Kevin Folta: ‘Berkeley 45’ has opportunity to rethink ‘activist aided’ attack on Food Evolution movie

Kevin Folta | Blog | 
[Editor’s note: Kevin Folta is a molecular biologist and chair of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida.] The release of ...
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‘Ready and waiting’: Why hasn’t even one vitamin-enriched GMO crop been approved?

Sterling Ericsson | Blog | 
[Editor's note: Sterling Ericsson is a biology focused science communicator with a degree in molecular biology.] Traditional artificial breeding methods have been ...

Hawaiian GMO farmer on Food Evolution doc: Saving papaya from extinction is not ‘propaganada’

Joni Kamiya | Blog | 
[Editor's note: Joni Kamiya is a family farmer growing GMO papaya on Hawaii's North Shore.] The [GMO] papaya works, it ...
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‘Science moms’ defend Food Evolution movie against Zen Honeycutt’s ‘propaganda’ accusation

Alison Bernstein et al. | Blog | 
[Written by Alison Bernstein, Layla Katiraee, Jenny Splitter, Kavin Senapathy, and Anastasia Bodnar.] Despite numerous statements that the producers had creative ...
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Letter denouncing Food Evolution as ‘propaganda’ misses opportunity for constructive GMO discussion

Terence Bradshaw | Blog | 
[Terrance Bradshaw is the director of the University of Vermont's Apple and Grape Program and Horticulture Research and Education Center ...
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Marion Nestle shuts down blog’s comments section, blames ‘Monsanto-funded GMO trolls’ for flooding site

Marion Nestle | Blog | 
With regret, I asked my site managers at Cre8d to block all future comments to this site. The GMO trolls—people who ...
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Opinion: Food patents immoral? Anti-GMO argument isn’t based on logic or science

Fallacy Man | Blog | 
[Editor's note: "Fallacy Man" is the pseudonym for a PhD biology student who blogs at The Logic of Science.] ["It’s morally wrong ...

Marion Nestle: ‘GMO propaganda’ film Food Evolution quoted me ‘out of context’

Marion Nestle | Blog | 
[Editor's note: Marion Nestle is a professor of nutrition, food studies, and public health at New York University. She is featured ...
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China’s cultural revolution: Why widespread personal gene sequencing may be inevitable

Razib Khan | Blog | 
[Editor's note: Razib Khan is a PhD candidate in genetics at the University of California-Davis.] If you’ve been hiding under a ...

‘Monsanto gas mask man’ photos distort GMO debate and disrespect farmers

Terence Bradshaw | Blog | 
[Editor's note: Terrance Bradshaw is a research associate at the University of Vermont and director of the university's Apple and Grape ...

GMO ‘agvocates’ should stop ‘mud slinging’ about organics

Terence Bradshaw | Blog | 
[Editor’s note: Terrance Bradshaw is a research associate at the University of Vermont and director of the university’s Apple and Grape ...
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Myth busting: Does Monsanto ‘control’ farmers with contracts that bar seed saving?

Brian Scott | Blog | 
[Editor's note: Read the GLP's coverage of farmers' responses to Bette Midler criticizing Monsanto’s seed patent contracts here.] [Editor's note: Brian Scott ...

‘Sugar is sugar is sugar’: What Hershey doesn’t want you to know about its GMO-free chocolate

Wanda Patsche | Blog | 
[Editor's note: Wanda Patsche and her husband own and operate an independent farm in southern Minnesota, raising corn, soybeans and pigs.] ...

Video: Food Evolution—Neil deGrasse Tyson-narrated documentary on GMO debate—set for June 23 release

Aaron Dy | Blog | 
Food Evolution aims to take a look at the science underlying the heated rhetoric of the GMO debate. Filmmaker Scott ...

Diet and land: Why organic farming is ‘less sustainable’ than conventional

Steven Novella | Blog | 
[Editor's note: Steven Novella is an academic clinical neurologist at Yale University School of Medicine.] Perhaps the biggest problem with ...
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Pink GM pineapple with high levels of antioxidants unlikely to boost human health

Layla Katiraee | Blog | 
[Editor's note: Layla Katiraee is a scientist with a PhD in Molecular Genetics.] A couple of months ago, I saw ...

Red or white wine? Genetics may determine what you like to drink

Becca Yeamans-Irwin | Blog | 
While these preferences have been around for as long as wine has been in existence, very little is known about ...
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Bombing of Monsanto’s Italian research facility highlights how anti-GMO rhetoric inspires terrorists

Amanda Zaluckyj | Blog | 
Based on the reports, an individual threw Molotov cocktails at a Monsanto research facility in Italy over the Easter Weekend,  the ...

Can you be a skeptic and anti-GMO?

Myles Power | Blog | 
[Editor’s note: Myles Power is a chemist in Manchester, England.] Over the past year, I have been giving a talk to ...
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Bee experts say ditch Cheerios’ wildflower seeds, plant native ones to fight pollinator decline

Jenna Gallegos | Blog | 
[Editor's note: Jenna Gallegos is a 5th year plant biology PhD student at the University of California, Davis.] Honeybees are ...
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Hobbyist beekeeping practices and rejection of chemical treatments major driver of bee-killing Varroa mites and disease

Iida Ruishalme | Blog | 
Hobby beekeeping is very common. A European Bee Health Report found that in many countries, the majority of beekeepers pursue the activity ...
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Greenpeace’s ‘double standard’ on lab-created seedless watermelons and GMOs

Myles Power | Blog | 
[Editor's note: Myles Power is a chemist in Manchester, England. Read the GLP profile of Greenpeace here.] Last year [2016], I ...
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Putting cancer risk in perspective: Random errors in DNA replication bigger factor than diet, lifestyle choices

Jayson Lusk | Blog | 
[Editor's note: Jayson Lusk is a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University.] [E]ven if you eat ...
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7 strategies to better communicate the scientific consensus on GMO safety to skeptical millennials

Jordan Gaal | Blog | 
The ... genetically engineered crops study by the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) is a true consensus on GMOs. ... How ...
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‘Don’t bite the hand that feeds you’: Cargill’s partnership with Non-GMO Project irks farmers

Amanda Zaluckyj | Blog | 
[Editor's note: Read the GLP's profile of the Non-GMO Project here.] Careful what you tweet…especially if you’re a company kicking ...
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‘Save the Bees?’ General Mills campaign perpetuates myths about GMOs, pesticides

Amanda Zaluckyj | Blog | 
Watch out – Buzz, the iconic mascot for General Mills’ Honey Nut Cheerios, is going to be missing in action ...
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Green fears: Why are pro-science liberals less embracing of GMO safety than conservatives?

Dan Kahan | Blog | 
[Editor’s note: Dan Kahan is a professor of psychology at Yale Law School. This is a follow-up to an earlier blog ...
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