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Should COVID vaccine patent rights be waived as a commitment to ‘vaccine equity’ for countries without access to shots?

Should COVID vaccine patent rights be waived as a commitment to ‘vaccine equity’ for countries without access to shots?

Sara Boboltz | Huffington Post | 
To get the pandemic under control ― a universal goal, to be sure ― a growing number of voices in ...
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Viewpoint: We can’t let the coronavirus open a ‘back door’ to eugenics

Gordon Macdonald | Huffington Post | 
The NHS response to Covid-19 has been incredible. It has shown the strong commitment by the medical profession and society ...

Do you feel targeted by mosquitoes? Here’s why you may be right

Jenna Birch | Huffington Post | 
If you’ve ever been at an outdoor party or BBQ during the fading hours of daylight and don’t personally notice ...
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Viewpoint: Organic ingredients don’t make junk food less fattening or more nutritious

Katy Severson | Huffington Post | 
Our increasingly health-conscious society has created more and more of a demand for organic versions of our favorite junk foods ...

‘Dirty Dozen’ list of ‘pesticide-poisoned’ fruits, vegetables used to be her bible, but Huffington Post food writer now sees it as more scare than science

Jill Neimark | Huffington Post | 
It’s that time of year again, when the nonprofit advocacy organization Environmental Working Group publishes its annual list of the ...
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Are you an IPA beer fan? Your genes greatly influence whether you like hoppy, bitter brews

Courtney Iseman | Huffington Post | 
Maybe you love IPAs, maybe you hate them. Either way, your strong feelings about this beer style have origins beyond ...

New testosterone limits could force female runner Caster Semenya to race against men

Mary Papenfuss | Huffington Post | 
Running phenomenon Caster Semenya of South Africa and some other top females runners will likely have to reduce their body’s natural ...
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South African economist: Fall armyworm outbreak shows why Africa should embrace GMO crops

Wandile Sihlobo | Huffington Post | 
Editor's note: Wandile Sihlobo is an Agricultural Economist and Head of Agribusiness research at the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) in ...

If you aren’t a morning person, evolution may be to blame

Sarah DiGiulio | Huffington Post | 
[A] study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences in July suggests our bodies and ...
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Activists claim gene editing could exploit animals, leads to unconscionable suffering

Peter Stevenson | Huffington Post | 
[Editor’s Note: Peter Stevenson is the Chief Policy Advisor for the UK-based charity Compassion In World Farming] Traditional selective [animal] ...
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Monsanto’s Robert Fraley: How gene editing and data science can help meet global food needs sustainably

Robert Fraley | Huffington Post | 
[Editor’s Note: Robert Fraley is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Monsanto.] I was humbled to be the ...
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Organic water? Asarasi exploits loophole to get USDA-certified label on bottles

Carly Ledbetter | Huffington Post | 
Much like asparagus water and water sommeliers, organic water is giving us pause. Though the concept isn’t new, it’s surprising to see it making ...
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Organic industry-funded anti-GMO group US Right to Know calls Food Evolution film ‘chemical industry propaganda’

Stacy Malkan | Huffington Post | 
[Editor's note: Stacy Malkan is co-director of US Right to Know. Read the GLP's profile of USRTK here.] Some industry messaging ...
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EPA to investigate ‘glyphosate review-related matters’ after allegation of Monsanto collusion

Paul Thacker | Huffington Post | 
The inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency is initiating a probe into possible collusion between a former high-ranking EPA ...
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Tweet or die? Genes’ role in social media obsession

Sophie Gallagher | Huffington Post | 
A new study revealed that the extent of our obsession with social media could actually be written in our genes, ...
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Video: Bill Nye finds people are terrified of GMOs — despite knowing little about them

Julie Thomson | Huffington Post | 
Along with terms like organic and free-range, GMOs are a hot topic when it comes to our food. GMO stands for ...
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Fake science news: Rise of ‘predatory journals’ makes it easier to publish, spread ‘advocacy research’

Robert Fraley | Huffington Post | 
[Editor's note: Robert Fraley is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Monsanto. He has Ph.D. degrees in microbiology ...
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Rotten tomato: Senator Rand Paul misses mark targeting tastier tomatoes as wasteful research

Kevin Folta | Huffington Post | 
[Editor’s note: Kevin Folta is a molecular biologist and chair of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida.] Senator [Rand] ...
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Donor blood shortage solved? Scientists can now mass produce artificial blood

Carolyn Gregoire | Huffington Post | 
Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood, and every year, 4.5 million Americans would die without life-saving blood ...
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GM crop successes in South Africa offer hope for continent wrestling with climate change

Wandile Sihlobo | Huffington Post | 
[Editor's note: Wandile Sihlobo is an agricultural economist and head of agribusiness research at the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) in ...

Getting a head start: What parents can learn from prenatal genetic testing

{Editor's note: Excerpts are from an interview with Bonnie Rochman, science journalist and author of the book The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies ...
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Leading plant scientist says he’s skipping Science March on Washington: Here’s why

Kevin Folta | Huffington Post | 
[Editor's note: Kevin Folta, a molecular biologist and chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida, offers ...
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Contentious GMO debate should shift focus to sustainability, author says

McKay Jenkins | Huffington Post | 
[Editor's note: This article is an interview with environmental writer McKay Jenkins about his new book Food Fight: GMOs and the Future ...
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PTSD: How tweaking genes could minimize risks

Torsten Klengel | Huffington Post | 
[I]f two individuals were to experience the exact same trauma, one might develop PTSD while the other remains unaffected by long-term ...
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Will Trump administration follow tradition and create a bioethics commission?

Jonathan Moreno | Huffington Post | 
Beginning with the National Commission in 1974 to the current Presidential Commission, every presidential administration save that of George H.W ...
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Anti-GMO activist-funded lab tests find micro-traces of glyphosate in popular foods

Carey Gillam | Huffington Post | 
The herbicide residues were found in cookies, crackers, popular cold cereals and chips commonly consumed by children and adults, according ...
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Monsanto’s Robert Fraley: Comparing corn crops—Genetically modified in Ontario v non-GMO in France

Robert Fraley | Huffington Post | 
Dr. Robert T. Fraley is Monsanto's Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. He awon the 2013 World Food Prize for "breakthrough achievements ...

How stem cell technology could revolutionize our food, medicine in our lifetime

Tayana Simons | Huffington Post | 
Here are five benefits of stem cell research that we are likely to see within our lifetimes: ... 1. Regenerative ...
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