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Seed treatment overload? Are there unintended consequences from a popular practice?

Seed treatment overload? Are there unintended consequences from a popular practice?

Emily Unglesbee | 
For the first time in nearly a decade, Dan Hesterberg poured a few bags of untreated corn seed into his ...
Gene-edited crops made in Latin America, for Latin American needs

Gene-edited crops made in Latin America, for Latin American needs

Luis Ventura | 
In recent years, precision biotechnologies have appeared on the Latin American horizon, introducing new ways to modify genomes affordably easily ...
Our prowess in sports has deep roots in evolution

Our prowess in sports has deep roots in evolution

Anna Goldfield | 
The coming Olympics will showcase some of the most extraordinary human feats of strength, speed, and agility. As an archaeologist ...
High on prehistoric life: When did humans begin experimenting with mind-altering drugs and alcohol?

High on prehistoric life: When did humans begin experimenting with mind-altering drugs and alcohol?

Nick Longrich | 
Humans constantly alter the world. We fire fields, turn forests into farms, and breed plants and animals. But humans don’t ...
Podcast: The COVID genetic sequencing revolution; Ban human gene editing? Brainless slime redefines cognition

Podcast: The COVID genetic sequencing revolution; Ban human gene editing? Brainless slime redefines cognition

Allison Kennedy, Kevin Folta | 
For all the ills it brought, the COVID-19 pandemic may have helped revolutionize genetic sequencing. Human gene editing is fraught ...
Viewpoint: How the anti-GMO movement devolved from dangerous to irksome to irrelevant

Viewpoint: How the anti-GMO movement devolved from dangerous to irksome to irrelevant

Cameron English | 
Introduced in the 1990s, crops genetically engineered (GE) to withstand exposure to the weed killer glyphosate (Roundup) were a game-changer ...
You don’t have to be a COVID vaccine rejectionist to want to fully understand the nonspecific effects (NSE) of vaccines

You don’t have to be a COVID vaccine rejectionist to want to fully understand the nonspecific effects (NSE) of vaccines

David McLelland | 
The world’s attention is presently focused on the mRNA vaccines, which may turn out to be the most revolutionary vaccines ...
Trash transformation: Here’s how researchers are turning plastic waste into vanilla flavoring

Trash transformation: Here’s how researchers are turning plastic waste into vanilla flavoring

Joanna Sadler, Kevin Folta | 
We have two major problems. Vanilla is mostly produced in a narrow set of unstable economies and the supply chains ...
Epstein-Barr virus link? Tantalizing clues suggest EBV potentially triggers COVID long-haul symptoms

Epstein-Barr virus link? Tantalizing clues suggest EBV potentially triggers COVID long-haul symptoms

Josh Bloom | 
COVID-19 has already broken all the rules. Since when does a virus make people lose their sense of taste and ...
Viewpoint: How COVID has altered the future of US agriculture and the role of biotechnology

Viewpoint: How COVID has altered the future of US agriculture and the role of biotechnology

Jim Budzynski | 
The past year has been a doozy. Being locked up for a year and watching half a million Americans die ...
GLP Podcast: Animal gene editing moves ahead in Russia; Biotech eliminates flavorless produce; Edible cholera vaccine coming soon?

GLP Podcast: Animal gene editing moves ahead in Russia; Biotech eliminates flavorless produce; Edible cholera vaccine coming soon?

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
Russia wants to produce allergen-free milk using animal gene editing. How much progress have they made? If you're bored with ...
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Re-examining 10 science-challenged ‘studies’ suggesting GMOs are harmful

Layla Katiraee | 
The blog "10 Scientific Studies Proving GMOs Can Be Harmful To Human Health" is now a fixture on cyberspace. A ...
It affects 50 million Americans, and for now it's incurable. Here's what we know about the ear ringing disorder tinnitus — and its possible links to COVID-19 and vaccines

It affects 50 million Americans, and for now it’s incurable. Here’s what we know about the ear ringing disorder tinnitus — and its possible links to COVID-19 and vaccines

Jeffery Reagan | 
This past March, the CEO and founder of the Texas Roadhouse steakhouse chain, Kent Taylor, committed suicide. According to family ...
Are COVID vaccines effective and safe for children? An expert weighs in

Are COVID vaccines effective and safe for children? An expert weighs in

Debbie-Ann Shirley | 
The Food and Drug Administration expanded emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to include adolescents 12 to 15 years ...
Lab-grown meat promises to cut water and land use by more than 96%. Why are US regulators dragging their feet in approving this ‘sustainable innovation’?

Lab-grown meat promises to cut water and land use by more than 96%. Why are US regulators dragging their feet in approving this ‘sustainable innovation’?

Ronald Bailey | 
Future Meat Technologies announced [recently] that it can now produce 1,100 pounds of meat daily from animal cells grown in industrial-scale ...
‘Grizzled level-headedness’: As we age, we have fewer but more satisfying social contacts and are emotionally happier

‘Grizzled level-headedness’: As we age, we have fewer but more satisfying social contacts and are emotionally happier

Tim Vernimmen | 
When we are young, our skills tend to improve with age and experience. But once we are well into adulthood, ...
How Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and anti-vaxxers misrepresent the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) to scare people about COVID shot ‘dangers’

How Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and anti-vaxxers misrepresent the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) to scare people about COVID shot ‘dangers’

Cameron English | 
Convincing a parent that vaccines won't harm their children can be a near-possible task these days. As pediatric infectious disease ...
Viewpoint: Here's why activist environmentalists' promotion of a 'binary organic vs conventional/good vs evil dichotomy' is bad for sustainable agriculture

Viewpoint: Here’s why activist environmentalists’ promotion of a ‘binary organic vs conventional/good vs evil dichotomy’ is bad for sustainable agriculture

David Zaruk | 
Due to successful fear-based marketing campaigns, the demand for organic food in many affluent countries is rising far faster than ...
GLP Podcast: 'It's banned in Europe' fallacy, debunked; Conversation's bad glyphosate article; Fighting pregnancy stress

GLP Podcast: ‘It’s banned in Europe’ fallacy, debunked; Conversation’s bad glyphosate article; Fighting pregnancy stress

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
If a pesticide is banned in Europe, does that make it dangerous? Nope. Typically an excellent source of science commentary, ...
Organic pesticide copper sulfate—unlike glyphosate—is a carcinogen, kills beneficial insects, decimates soil, pollutes water. It also works. Here are political and science reasons why regulators give it a free pass

Organic pesticide copper sulfate—unlike glyphosate—is a carcinogen, kills beneficial insects, decimates soil, pollutes water. It also works. Here are political and science reasons why regulators give it a free pass

Andrew Porterfield | 
Europe is currently in a frenzy trying to drum up enough support to dramatically rollback approvals of targeted synthetic pesticides, ...
Is Prevagen the 'silver bullet' supplement to treat Alzheimer’s disease? Distinguishing hope from hype in the battle against cognitive decline

Is Prevagen the ‘silver bullet’ supplement to treat Alzheimer’s disease? Distinguishing hope from hype in the battle against cognitive decline

Ricki Lewis | 
The avalanche of TV ads for Prevagen that coincided with my reaching Medicare age has inspired me to investigate what’s ...
Viewpoint: This 11,000 page European Union report should end the debate over the ‘dangers’ posed by glyphosate weedkiller

Viewpoint: This 11,000 page European Union report should end the debate over the ‘dangers’ posed by glyphosate weedkiller

Steven Novella | 
Glyphosate is a weed killer widely used by the agricultural industry and also available for consumer use in products like ...
How did Taiwan go from fortress impregnable to Asia’s COVID hotspot?

How did Taiwan go from fortress impregnable to Asia’s COVID hotspot?

Ben Weinstein | 
In September 2020, I arrived in Taiwan on a flight from New York. I had read much about the border ...
Organic vs. conventional farming: Which has lower environmental impacts?

Organic vs. conventional farming: Which has lower environmental impacts?

Iida Ruishalme | 
A Swedish Food Agency report compared environmental impacts of conventional farming against those of organic farming ...
Saving our soil: 4 new microbial technologies that keep soil healthy and us fed

Saving our soil: 4 new microbial technologies that keep soil healthy and us fed

Lucy Stitzer | 
Soil microbes are hard to see and understand, yet we know that they have a significant impact on plant health, ...
GLP Podcast: 'Lefty' anti-GMO groups embrace lab-leak story; Organic nutrition myths; CRISPR treats crippling disease

GLP Podcast: ‘Lefty’ anti-GMO groups embrace lab-leak story; Organic nutrition myths; CRISPR treats crippling disease

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
Anti-GMO groups have hitched their wagons to the COVID lab-leak hypothesis to keep their flagging agenda alive. Organic produce is ...
What our embattled world looks like through the ‘eyes’ of SARS-CoV-2

What our embattled world looks like through the ‘eyes’ of SARS-CoV-2

Ricki Lewis | 
I’m tired of writing about COVID from a geneticist’s point of view, so I thought I’d let a virus speak ...
How genetic engineering will help make fishing more sustainable

How genetic engineering will help make fishing more sustainable

Steven Cerier | 
After an arduous process that took more than 25 years from time of conception to commercialization, the GMO salmon was ...
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