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Podcast: GMOs to blame for coronavirus? Catching COVID-19 twice; junk studies fuel biotech skepticism

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
As the world continues to struggle against the rapidly spreading coronavirus, anti-GMO activists are blaming crop biotechnology for the pandemic ...
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Herd immunity and where it fits in the fight against the coronavirus

Sam Moxon | 
During the opening phases of the coronavirus pandemic, government officials in the UK drew scorn from health experts after suggesting ...
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Podcast: The misused meta-analysis—How statistical trickery yields impressive but bogus study results

Geoffrey Kabat, Kevin Folta | 
A meta-analysis allows researchers to compile data from many smaller studies and, hopefully, find more conclusive answers to critical public ...
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Viewpoint: 6 debunked anti-GMO talking points activists should abandon for good

Agnès Ricroch | 
The public still accepts some blatant untruths about biotechnology, food safety, and sustainability ...
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‘Designed to be slow’: Why these coronavirus vaccines in the pipeline won’t be ready this year

Ricki Lewis | 
New York City has become a curious mosaic of crowds and barrenness, people packed into hospitals and homes, yet familiar ...
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Viewpoint: Coronavirus journal—Anatomy of a pandemic

Geoffrey Kabat | 
The first case of what we now know to be COVID-19 was diagnosed on November 17, 2019 in Hubei province ...
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Disease is the greatest threat to bee health. Can we protect them through genetically engineered probiotics?

Kostas Vavitsas | 
If you cannot engineer the organism, engineer its microbiome. Since scientists began exploring how to solve problems using synthetic biology, ...
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3D-printed organs: Stuff of science fiction or an answer to the organ transplant shortage?

Sam Moxon | 
Among the more interesting applications of fast-moving 3D printing technology is its potential to help solve our critical organ transplant ...
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With approval to plant GMO insect-resistant Bt cowpea, Nigerian farmer says her nation can lead Africa’s biotech ‘revolution’

Patience Koku | 
I haven’t wanted to plant cowpea here in Nigeria because the plant suffers from one of the worst enemies imaginable: ...
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Coronavirus can remain viable on everyday surfaces for up to 3 days. Here’s how to protect yourself

Joseph Eisenberg | 
Disinfecting an area takes time and effort. And there is only so much you can do ...
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‘Unforgiving math’: Why intensive agriculture is needed to fight climate change and feed 10 billion people

Ted Nordhaus | 
There is an unforgiving math at the interface of agriculture and the environment ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-vaccine, anti-GMO groups use coronavirus outbreak to stir unfounded 5G-cancer fears

Cameron English | 
Leave it to science denialists to exploit a global crisis and tragedy to spread health hysteria. As the world struggles ...
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What are mutagenized crops and why they are not labeled and regulated?

GMO FAQs | 
Humans have modified food crops for 10,000 years in order to develop varieties with beneficial traits including disease resistance, improved ...
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California grows 90% of America’s fresh strawberries. Does pesticide dependence threaten the industry’s future?

Julie Guthman | 
Agricultural abundance is a pillar of the California dream. In 2016 the state turned out more than US$45 billion worth ...
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‘Sophie’s Choice’ in the time of coronavirus: Deciding who gets the ventilator

Ricki Lewis | 
Three otherwise healthy patients go to the emergency department with severe acute respiratory failure. Only one ventilator, required to sustain ...
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What’s ‘race’ got to do with it? Most of sub-Saharan Africa emerges as coronavirus ‘cold spot’, which may offer clues to finding COVID-19 vaccine

Jon Entine, Patrick Whittle | 
Do diseases discriminate on the basis of 'race'—or their genetic population, using more precise terminology? On the surface, this may ...
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Podcast: Coronavirus and food safety; debunking the ‘Dirty Dozen’; COVID-19 cure worse than the disease?

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
As the world takes unprecedented measures to blunt the coronavirus pandemic, some commentators argue 'the cure is worse than the ...
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Viewpoint: Regenerative agriculture—An oversold sustainability solution to climate change?

Alex Smith, Dan Rejto | 
Over the past six months, major food companies, like General Mills, Danone North America, Kellogg, and others, have launched efforts ...
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Podcast: ‘God, what a mess!’—the accidental discovery of genetic fingerprinting

Kat Arney | 
At 9.05am on the morning of 10th September 1984, geneticist Alec Jeffreys developed an X-ray film that would change the ...
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Health benefits of GMO crops: Fewer farmer suicides, cancers and pesticide poisonings

Stuart Smyth | 
Activists who desperately cling to lies about the risks of GM crops are now the ones who look 'very stupid.' ...
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In pursuit of coronavirus treatments and why we need to be cautious

Ricki Lewis | 
It's impossible to keep up with entries at ClinicalTrials.gov that include the search term “COVID-19.” Last week when I posted Can ...
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Podcast: Coronavirus isn’t just a bad flu; COVID-19 vaccine may be delayed; and have we cured HIV?

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
The novel coronavirus is not just "the flu," contrary to what you may have read on social media. There may ...
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Searching the world’s remedies for novel coronavirus treatments: Can Viagra, stem cells or Chinese herbs help?

Ricki Lewis | 
As the number of cases of COVID-19 continues to mount, so do entries at clinicaltrials.gov for potential treatments, reaching into ...
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What is plant-based, genetically engineered “fake meat” and why is it being developed?

GMO FAQ | 
Vegan meat alternatives have been on the market for decades. However, these plant-based foods typically have appealed to a small ...
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Viewpoint: Activist campaign against synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and GMOs a pending ‘disaster’ for our food supply

Bill Wirtz | 
‘Farming looks mighty easy when your plough is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the cornfield.’ Those were ...
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All the resources you need in the global battle against the coronavirus

Tim Barker | 
Curious about the state of research into screening and diagnostic tools for the coronavirus? Maybe you want to keep up ...
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Can we immunize our food supply the same way we combat deadly diseases with vaccines?

Tautvydas Shuipys | 
In 16th century China, physicians found that inoculating healthy individuals with pus or dried scabs from someone infected with smallpox, ...
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Comparing the coronavirus pandemic to past pathogenic threats: HIV, anthrax and Ebola

Ricki Lewis | 
How does the COVID-19 pandemic compare to other infamous viral infections that have plagued us in modern times? It's a ...