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Rural, Republican America deeply skeptical about the reality of COVID and the importance of vaccines. Here's why

Rural, Republican America deeply skeptical about the reality of COVID and the importance of vaccines. Here’s why

Sarah Jane Tribble | 
At 70, Linda Findley has long been active in her small town of Fort Scott, Kansas, which sits more than ...
Podcast: Media's COVID hypocrisy; Mandatory vaccines; Biodegradable plastic from GM plants

Podcast: Media’s COVID hypocrisy; Mandatory vaccines; Biodegradable plastic from GM plants

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
The mainstream press has viciously criticized COVID conspiracy theorists and vaccine rejection. Yet when it comes to other critical science ...
Would you agree to be infected with COVID for science? Intentional 'challenge' studies underway as researchers explore new vaccines and treatments

Would you agree to be infected with COVID for science? Intentional ‘challenge’ studies underway as researchers explore new vaccines and treatments

Ricki Lewis | 
Lauren Thomas, who just turned 26, is trying to get into a clinical trial at the University of Oxford, where ...
Viewpoint: FDA’s ‘pause’ on distribution of the J&J vaccine is overly risk-averse

Viewpoint: FDA’s ‘pause’ on distribution of the J&J vaccine is overly risk-averse

Henry Miller | 
Citing “an abundance of caution,” the FDA on [April 13] recommended a “pause” in the administration of Johnson & Johnson’s ...
Battling AIDS has provided valuable lessons for managing the pandemic

Battling AIDS has provided valuable lessons for managing the pandemic

Linda-Gail Bekker | 
World AIDS Day this year finds us still deep amid another pandemic – COVID-19. The highly infectious novel coronavirus has ...
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Our food has never been safer, so why are we so scared of it?

Jack Bobo | 
Why you shouldn't trust your brain ...
How the Biden Administration can accelerate prosperity by fixing agricultural-biotech regulations

How the Biden Administration can accelerate prosperity by fixing agricultural-biotech regulations

Val Giddings | 
The Biden administration has a rare opportunity to accelerate agricultural innovation and spur broad and lasting economic growth by taking ...
Viewpoint: ‘War against the West’: Russia powers global vaccine rejectionist movement even as it inoculates its own citizens

Viewpoint: ‘War against the West’: Russia powers global vaccine rejectionist movement even as it inoculates its own citizens

Henry Miller | 
Anyone active on social media is aware that there is a great deal of passionate but ill-founded opposition to vaccination, ...
Podcast: Nature makes 'GMO' fish; Biology and gender; Curing sickle cell with CRISPR

Podcast: Nature makes ‘GMO’ fish; Biology and gender; Curing sickle cell with CRISPR

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
Anti-GMO groups have long warned about the dangers of AquaBounty's genetically engineered salmon. But as it turns out, transgenic fish ...
International science denial: Top-5 activist groups spreading anti-GMO myths in Latin America

International science denial: Top-5 activist groups spreading anti-GMO myths in Latin America

Luis Ventura | 
The United States and Europe are home to some of the most influential anti-biotechnology advocacy groups in the world. They ...
Message to social media 'prophets of doom' Drs. Whistle Blower, Anti-Vaxx and Dangerfield: No, COVID vaccines aren't dangerous and are incredibly effective

Message to social media ‘prophets of doom’ Drs. Whistle Blower, Anti-Vaxx and Dangerfield: No, COVID vaccines aren’t dangerous and are incredibly effective

Marilyn Quigley | 
It’s hard to ignore the wave of anti-vaccine videos circulating on social media. Curiosity makes us click, and we watch ...
Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 6: Pesticide residues ― Something to worry about?

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 6: Pesticide residues ― Something to worry about?

Kayleen Schreiber, Marc Brazeau | 
Just like anything that goes into your body, it’s the dose (the amount) that matters ...
Playing victim: People who claim grievances more likely to lie and cheat, but victim status comes with evolutionary benefits

Playing victim: People who claim grievances more likely to lie and cheat, but victim status comes with evolutionary benefits

Cory Clark | 
Victimhood is defined in negative terms: “the condition of having been hurt, damaged, or made to suffer.” Yet humans have ...
Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 5: Soil health ― When synthetic pesticides are more sustainable than 'natural' organics

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 5: Soil health ― When synthetic pesticides are more sustainable than ‘natural’ organics

Kayleen Schreiber, Marc Brazeau | 
Most consumers believe organic farming avoids pesticides and prioritizes the health of the environment more than conventional farming. However, this ...
Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 4: How do organic pesticides compare to synthetic pesticides?

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 4: How do organic pesticides compare to synthetic pesticides?

Kayleen Schreiber, Marc Brazeau | 
Many consumers choose to buy higher-priced organic produce because they believe organic foods are not grown using pesticides and therefore ...
Podcast: If you get a COVID vaccine, you're pro-GMO; 5G conspiracies; Lab-grown humans?

Podcast: If you get a COVID vaccine, you’re pro-GMO; 5G conspiracies; Lab-grown humans?

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
All the approved COVID-19 vaccines were developed with the help of genetic engineering. If we rely this technology to end ...
Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 3: How dangerous is glyphosate?

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 3: How dangerous is glyphosate?

Kayleen Schreiber, Marc Brazeau | 
Although pesticide toxicity and biodegradability has decreased overall during the last few decades, many consumers are still worried about pesticides ...
Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 2: Have pesticides improved?

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 2: Have pesticides improved?

Kayleen Schreiber, Marc Brazeau | 
it is important to balance risks with the benefits that pesticides provide ...
Brain fog, fatigue and depression: Solving the mystery of Long Covid and what can be done about it

Brain fog, fatigue and depression: Solving the mystery of Long Covid and what can be done about it

Sam Moxon | 
COVID-19 entered my home a year ago today when my 16-year-old daughter Molly first developed the tell-tale cough. By March ...
The mRNA vaccines battling COVID-19 are revolutionizing virus fighting strategies. Here’s how

The mRNA vaccines battling COVID-19 are revolutionizing virus fighting strategies. Here’s how

Val Giddings | 
British economist Thomas Babington Macaulay challenged a thread of pessimism writing in 1830: “On what principle is it that, when ...
Pesticides and Food: It's not a black or white issue — Part 1: Has pesticide use decreased?

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 1: Has pesticide use decreased?

Kayleen Schreiber, Marc Brazeau | 
What is the truth about crop pesticides and their residues in food in 2018? ...
Exploring Prophet Muhammad’s Hebraic descent

Exploring Prophet Muhammad’s Hebraic descent

Ibrahim Omer | 
In the West, the discussion on the origins of Prophet Muhammad has been the subject of limited studies. Traditional and ...
Viewpoint: Here's what 'whole grain' really means—and it's not the health claim you've been told it is

Viewpoint: Here’s what ‘whole grain’ really means—and it’s not the health claim you’ve been told it is

Hank Campbell | 
Consumers have been so saturated with vague marketing claims that nearly 50 percent can't correctly identify what is claimed to ...
Podcast: Giving nature a helping hand - how humans are shaping species

Podcast: Giving nature a helping hand – how humans are shaping species

Dr Kat Arney explores the impact that humans have had on the evolutionary trajectories of the species we share the ...
Which offers more protection: Vaccination or natural  immunity?

Which offers more protection: Vaccination or natural immunity?

Chuck Dinerstein | 
According to Sen. Rand Paul – an ophthalmologist, not an infectious disease specialist – natural immunity is better. While not ...
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Podcast: This GMO ‘almost’ wiped out all life; Here comes AquaBounty salmon; Pregnancy, chemicals and junk science

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
Did you hear about the genetically engineered microbe that almost wiped out all life? It got widespread attention in the ...
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Viewpoint: Will 5G harm you? Activist groups succeed in stirring conspiracy health risk phobias, as New York State legislature prepares to debate ‘growing evidence’ of harm

Geoffrey Kabat | 
Two bills were recently introduced in the New York State legislature (in the Assembly and in the Senate) to establish ...
Anti-GMO groups struggle to preserve Europe's stringent crop gene-editing rules in post-Brexit UK

Anti-GMO groups struggle to preserve Europe’s stringent crop gene-editing rules in post-Brexit UK

Cameron English | 
Following its political and economic divorce from the European Union, the UK has been forced to tackle an incendiary question: ...
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