Farmer exposes Non-GMO Project's Twitter crop patent misinformation campaign

Farmer exposes Non-GMO Project’s Twitter crop patent misinformation campaign

The Non-GMO Project spreads misleading and inaccurate information about food, agriculture and health on its website and social media. This ...
Cancer chemotherapy

Cancer treatment without chemotherapy? CAR T-cells could become the new standard

Although rare, it is not unheard-of for new treatments to achieve substantial early successes in one or two patients only ...
Viewpoint: Consumers fear GMOs because 'Big Food' companies bombard them with misinformation

Viewpoint: Consumers fear GMOs because ‘Big Food’ companies bombard them with misinformation

[Editor's note: Omri Ben-Shahar is a law professor at the University of Chicago and the author of the book More ...
Top 5 most ridiculous types of Non-GMO Project labeled products

Top 5 most ridiculous types of Non-GMO Project labeled products

The stuff with no G to M It would stand to reason that any Non-GMO Project certified item would have ...
Exorbitant costs of gene therapy raise payment concerns for patients and government

Exorbitant costs of gene therapy raise payment concerns for patients and government

[Editor's note: Executives from several companies developing gene therapies gathered for a panel discussion at the recent Forbes Healthcare Summit, ...
'New Girl' is no farm girl: Zooey Deschanel misinforms on organic food, farming

‘New Girl’ is no farm girl: Zooey Deschanel misinforms on organic food, farming

In Zooey Deschanel’s third “Your Food’s Roots” video, part of a five episode educational series presented by media company Attn:, the ...
Viewpoint: Anti-GMO movement perpetuates sexism, food insecurity

Viewpoint: Anti-GMO movement perpetuates sexism, food insecurity

An acronym that conjures specters like pesticides, cancer, obesity, the transformation of life forms into intellectual property, and corporate control ...
CRISPR wine and beer? Rose, honey flavor-producing yeast gene identified

CRISPR wine and beer? Rose, honey flavor-producing yeast gene identified

When you taste a wine or beer that calls up the flavor of rose or honey think phenylethyl acetate; it’s ...
'Science Moms' documentary counters anti-GMO, anti-vaccine misinformation

‘Science Moms’ documentary counters anti-GMO, anti-vaccine misinformation

In an era of fear-based marketing targeted to parents, one group of moms hopes to launch a movement of science-minded ...
Is the universe really 13.8 billion years old?

Is the universe really 13.8 billion years old?

[Editor's note: Ethan Siegel is an astrophysicist and author.] You've no doubt heard that the Universe itself has been around for ...
Viewpoint: Why a broad public understanding of genetics is critical

Viewpoint: Why a broad public understanding of genetics is critical

Most of us don’t yet realize that we have to understand genetics and DNA better. When I first started writing my ...
Neil deGrasse Tyson, narrator of 'Food Evolution' movie: It's not pro-GMO, it's pro-science

Neil deGrasse Tyson, narrator of ‘Food Evolution’ movie: It’s not pro-GMO, it’s pro-science

Film and entertainment news site Deadline Hollywood announced last week that Hulu has acquired rights to the Food Evolution documentary, directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker ...
Viewpoint: Science-based consumers push back against Triscuit’s non-GMO label

Viewpoint: Science-based consumers push back against Triscuit’s non-GMO label

[Triscuit] announced its new Non-GMO Project verified label across its entire portfolio of products last month, with a television ad ...
Why trace pesticides found on food are not dangerous

Why trace pesticides found on food are not dangerous

There is no link between pesticide residues on food and disease. Period. You will find lots of people claiming the ...
Color Genomics' cholesterol and heart disease test: Are expensive genetic screens worth it?

Color Genomics’ cholesterol and heart disease test: Are expensive genetic screens worth it?

[Color Genomics] is releasing a genetic test for a condition called familial hypercholesterolemia, or FH, which causes sky-high cholesterol levels and ...
Frankenfood paradox: Why are (sometimes organic) seedless watermelons -- chemical-created mutants -- sold without a label?

Frankenfood paradox: Why are (sometimes organic) seedless watermelons — chemical-created mutants — sold without a label?

[Did] you know that seedless watermelons are genetically modified, using a toxic chemical, even though they’re considered non-GMO ? If ...
Opinion: Why the National Organic Program's funding should be eliminated, not just cut

Opinion: Why the National Organic Program’s funding should be eliminated, not just cut

[Editor's note: Henry Miller is a physician and molecular biologist, and a Fellow in Scientific Philosophy and Public Policy at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He ...
CRISPR food is coming: How gene editing will change agriculture

CRISPR food is coming: How gene editing will change agriculture

In the near future, scientists will engineer food that grows faster and does not spoil. This is the promise of ...
Swedish court: Coop grocery chain 'misled' consumers by claiming organic food safer, healthier

Swedish court: Coop grocery chain ‘misled’ consumers by claiming organic food safer, healthier

The makers of the viral 2015 “Organic Effect” video, which claimed that switching to an all organic diet can eliminate ...
'Food Evolution' review: Film shows fear of GMOs in rich countries hurts African farmers

‘Food Evolution’ review: Film shows fear of GMOs in rich countries hurts African farmers

The Food Evolution documentary, directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy and narrated by pop astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, navigates ...
Could a mushroom save honey bees from Varroa mites?

Could a mushroom save honey bees from Varroa mites?

What is killing honey bees? The most prevalent cause of death is due to infestation by the invasive Varroa mite, ...
Fake food news: Non-GMO Project sets standard for misleading consumers

Fake food news: Non-GMO Project sets standard for misleading consumers

[Editor's note: Kavin Senapathy is a freelance writer and co-author of The Fear Babe: Shattering Vani Hari’s Glass House.] As a ...
'Inextricably linked' anti-vaccine and anti-GMO movements cause preventable suffering

‘Inextricably linked’ anti-vaccine and anti-GMO movements cause preventable suffering

[Editor's note: Read the GLP's recent coverage of the Organic Consumers Association's and other anti-GMO groups' links to the anti-vaccine ...
Only you: What are the odds of your unique existence?

Only you: What are the odds of your unique existence?

In order for you to exist, a great many unlikely events needed to unfold in exactly the way that they ...
Nobel Laureate Sir Richard Roberts' $4 billion dollar solution: GM moths could fight cabbage and broccoli pest, reduce insecticide use

Nobel Laureate Sir Richard Roberts’ $4 billion dollar solution: GM moths could fight cabbage and broccoli pest, reduce insecticide use

The deadline to submit comments to the USDA on the proposed field trial of the GM diamondback moth is nearing, ...
International Monsanto Tribunal: Fake trial distracts from real food, farming problems

International Monsanto Tribunal: Fake trial distracts from real food, farming problems

[Editor's note: Kavin Senapathy is an author, public speaker and science advocate.] The verdict I predicted has landed—agri-giant Monsanto has ...
Agriculture's Big Data revolution increases efficiency, reduces food waste from farm to table

Agriculture’s Big Data revolution increases efficiency, reduces food waste from farm to table

[A]bout a third of food produced is lost or wasted every year. Globally, that’s a $940 billion economic hit. Inefficiencies ...
Selling marijuana like wine: 'Flavor' genes identified that could lead to tastier strains

Selling marijuana like wine: ‘Flavor’ genes identified that could lead to tastier strains

Scientists at the University of British Columbia have reportedly identified those parts of the cannabis genome which determine flavor, potentially paving ...