Viewpoint: Universe started with a bang, will end with a frigid ‘slow, gradual death’

Viewpoint: Universe started with a bang, will end with a frigid ‘slow, gradual death’

Ethan Siegel | 
When will our universe reach the point of maximum entropy? And what other possibilities exist for our universe in the ...
Artificial intelligence poised to revolutionize farming

Artificial intelligence poised to revolutionize farming

Bernard Marr | 
Computer vision specialist Blue River Technology has developed a solution for [pesticide risk], using advanced machine learning algorithms to enable ...
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Wading through California’s coffee-cancer controversy

Steven Salzberg | 
California might soon start requiring Starbucks to warn its customers that coffee causes cancer. Has California gone nuts, or is ...
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Viewpoint: Why environmentalists should support GMO crops

Omri Ben-Shahar | 
[G]enetic modification increases corn yields, by a lot. This is not surprising: pests account for a loss of almost one-third ...
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Viewpoint: From coffee to BPA to glyphosate, California activists misrepresent cancer risks

Geoffrey Kabat | 
Coffee is only the latest example of a trend that has become all too common. Activists who profess concern for ...
Farmer exposes Non-GMO Project's Twitter crop patent misinformation campaign

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

Kavin Senapathy | 
The Non-GMO Project spreads misleading and inaccurate information about food, agriculture and health on its website and social media. This ...
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Cancer treatment without chemotherapy? CAR T-cells could become the new standard

Victoria Forster | 
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

Omri Ben-Shahar | 
[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

Kavin Senapathy | 
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

Arlene Weintraub | 
[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

Kavin Senapathy | 
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

Kavin Senapathy | 
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

Thomas Pellechia | 
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

Kavin Senapathy | 
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?

Ethan Seigel | 
[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

Joselin Linder | 
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

Kavin Senapathy | 
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

Kavin Senapathy | 
[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

Matan Shelomi | 
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?

Matthew Herper | 
[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?

Kavin Senapathy | 
[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

Henry Miller, Julie Kelly | 
[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

Jon Markman | 
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

Kavin Senapathy | 
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

Kavin Senapathy | 
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?

GrrlScientist | 
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

Kavin Senapathy | 
[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

Kavin Senapathy | 
[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 ...