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Viewpoint: 6 reasons to reject the Environmental Working Group’s misinformation on food and pesticides

Kevin Folta | 
1. It creates a false sense of food risk where next to none exists. They are not a testing organization. They ...
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‘Well Fed’: Dutch documentary challenges rich countries’ anti-GMO views

Mary Mangan | 
A trip to Bangladesh with your friends might be a great idea, but that won’t be possible for everyone. But ...
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Viewpoint: What happened to Russian ‘Factor GMO’ study—and why aren’t journalists covering it?

Mary Mangan | 
In late 2014, with fanfare and a multi-lingual press conference, a group centered in Russia hacked the food media with ...
Viewpoint: Our ancestors played 'genetic roulette' in crop breeding while modern genetic engineering is 'controlled and conservative'

Viewpoint: Our ancestors played ‘genetic roulette’ in crop breeding while modern genetic engineering is ‘controlled and conservative’

Michael Eisen | 
[A]s much as human history is the history of agriculture, it’s also the history of genetic modification of plants, animals ...
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Fish genes in tomatoes? The GMO lie that just won’t die

Mary Mangan | 
Editor's note: Mary Mangan, Ph.D., received her education in microbiology, immunology, plant cell biology, and mammalian cell, developmental, and molecular biology ...
Scientist raised next to sugarcane farm where controlled burning rampant explains ecological benefits of GMO sugar beets

Scientist raised next to sugarcane farm where controlled burning rampant explains ecological benefits of GMO sugar beets

Layla Katiraee | 
In the early 90s, I lived in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, known for music, art, and its green Valle del Turbio. This ...
Infographic: Why single out GMOs—one of many forms of crop modification—for labeling?

Infographic: Why single out GMOs—one of many forms of crop modification—for labeling?

Layla Katiraee | 
[Editor's note: Layla Katiraee is a scientist at Integrated DNA Technologies. She has a PhD in molecular genetics with a ...
Green Line: Why plant scientists need to talk about climate change impacts on farming

Green Line: Why plant scientists need to talk about climate change impacts on farming

Kevin Folta | 
[Editor’s note: Kevin Folta is a molecular biologist and chair of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida.] As a molecular ...
Worries over CRISPR gene editing's unintended mutations appear to be overhyped

Worries over CRISPR gene editing’s unintended mutations appear to be overhyped

Gaetan Burgio | 
[Recently,] a short communication came out in Nature methods on off targets (OT) effects following CRISPR/Cas9 editing into the mouse ...
Ancestry.com under fire from privacy defenders for owning data from your genetic test

Ancestry.com under fire from privacy defenders for owning data from your genetic test

Joel Winston | 
Don’t use the AncestryDNA testing service without actually reading the Ancestry.com Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. According to these ...
'Organic civil war': Do advocates care about promoting food security and sustainability?

‘Organic civil war’: Do advocates care about promoting food security and sustainability?

Stephan Neidenbach | 
Last June [2016] Stephanie Strom, reporting for the New York Times, broke the story about how Whole Foods had upset organic ...
Merchants of doubt: US Right to Know's latest smear targets public-service-focused Canadian scientist

Merchants of doubt: US Right to Know’s latest smear targets public-service-focused Canadian scientist

Kevin Folta | 
A familiar pattern is emerging, and if you love science and respect scientists it should give you chills. This week ...
Conventional (GMOs) vs organic farming: Which is better for animals and the environment?

Conventional (GMOs) vs organic farming: Which is better for animals and the environment?

Iida Ruishalme | 
[Editor's note: Iida Ruishalme is a writer and a science communicator from Sweden who holds a M.Sc. in Biology.] I ...
Chipotle fumbles science in attempt to justify its anti-GMO stance

Chipotle fumbles science in attempt to justify its anti-GMO stance

Stephan Neidenbach | 
[Editor's note: Stephan Neidenbach is a middle school teacher and blogger. He runs the popular We Loves GMO and Vaccines Facebook ...
Non-GMO Wild Turkey whiskey? Latest absurd food label illustrates hypocritical anti-GMO cancer fears

Non-GMO Wild Turkey whiskey? Latest absurd food label illustrates hypocritical anti-GMO cancer fears

Kevin Folta | 
[Editor’s note: Kevin Folta is a molecular biologist and chair of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida.] [April 2, ...
Extreme Green hypocrisy? Center for Biological Diversity, other anti-GMO groups partner on March for Science

Extreme Green hypocrisy? Center for Biological Diversity, other anti-GMO groups partner on March for Science

Stephan Neidenbach | 
[Editor's note: The following is an open letter to the Center for Biological Diversity regarding their participation in the "March for ...
Dietitian Mary Lee Chin: Why I consult with the food industry — including Monsanto

Dietitian Mary Lee Chin: Why I consult with the food industry — including Monsanto

Mary Lee Chin | 
[Editor's note: On March 22, 2017, journalist Alex Orlov accused dietitian Mary Lee Chin of not publicly disclosing her ties to ...
Is Cargill supporting 'removal of GMOs from planet' by partnering with Non-GMO Project?

Is Cargill supporting ‘removal of GMOs from planet’ by partnering with Non-GMO Project?

Stephan Neidenbach | 
[Read the GLP profile of the Non-GMO project here.] [Cargill] recently partnered with the Non-GMO Project to help build a supply ...
Is non-GMO label a 'declaration of opposition to farmers, science?'

Is non-GMO label a ‘declaration of opposition to farmers, science?’

Trevor Charles | 
[Editor's note: Trevor Charles is a microbiologist at the University of Waterloo in Canada.] [M]y tweet about an example of a ...
Whole Foods, Patagonia, Clif Bar school lunch program promotes misconceptions about pesticides, seed saving

Whole Foods, Patagonia, Clif Bar school lunch program promotes misconceptions about pesticides, seed saving

Stephan Neidenbach | 
[Editor's note: Stephan Neidenbach is a middle school teacher, father, and blogger.] The Conscious Kitchen program (funded by Patagonia, Clif Bar, ...
Debunking Denialism: 5 environmental benefits from GMO crops

Debunking Denialism: 5 environmental benefits from GMO crops

Emil Karlsson | 
Editor's note: Emil Karlsson is a Swedish science communicator who runs the Debunking Denialism blog, which is dedicated to scientific skepticism ...
'Clean food' is a marketing ploy and offensive to hard-working scientists, farmers

‘Clean food’ is a marketing ploy and offensive to hard-working scientists, farmers

Kevin Folta | 
[Editor’s note: Kevin Folta is a molecular geneticist and chair of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida.] When ...
Pro and anti-GMO activists' goals for food and environment are not that different

Pro and anti-GMO activists’ goals for food and environment are not that different

Layla Katiraee | 
I, too, am concerned about ... my children and grandchildren: will they have clean air and water? ... You’re frustrated by the ...
Three scientist-mothers explain why they avoid non-GMO products

Three scientist-mothers explain why they avoid non-GMO products

[The Non-GMO Project] NGP leads consumers to believe that choosing non-GMO is consistent with values that consumers (including ourselves) seek ...
US Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack: Future of food, farming lies in science

US Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack: Future of food, farming lies in science

Tom Vilsack | 
What if I told you a scientist had recently discovered a way to remove up to 98% of the allergens ...
Monsanto scientist: GMO crops increase rate of yield gain, media misinterpreted NAS report

Monsanto scientist: GMO crops increase rate of yield gain, media misinterpreted NAS report

Eric Sachs | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. On May 17, the ...
Familiar GMO denialists shrug off Academies safety, environmental findings

Familiar GMO denialists shrug off Academies safety, environmental findings

David Ropeik | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A massive National Academy of ...
Can food policy reform benefit health, environment, economy?

Can food policy reform benefit health, environment, economy?

Tom Colicchio | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The nation’s food system ...