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‘People always have, and likely always will, fear new things’: Why we still can’t buy AquaBounty's GM salmon

‘People always have, and likely always will, fear new things’: Why we still can’t buy AquaBounty’s GM salmon

Jacob Bergdahl | 
An ordinary salmon could take three years to grow, while AquaBounty’s fish grows to full size in just eighteen months. What ...
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Thank bugs for red velvet cake? How Cochineal insects became a sustainable source of food dye

Sam Westreich | 
A surprising amount of the food we consume contains various compounds to add color. Marshmallows look white, but they contain ...
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Viewpoint: Can you inherit anorexia and other eating disorders?

Michelle Konstantinovsky | 
Experts have long known that eating disorders stem from a combination of hereditary and environmental factors, but no one had ever ...
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America’s sordid history of forced sterilization

Cynthia Greenlee | 
On September 14, advocacy groups filed a complaint that accused the Irwin County Detention Center, which houses immigrants for federal Immigration and ...
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‘COVID is like a burglar who slips into your unlocked window and ransacks your house’

Thomas Smith | 
It was, in the words of Dr. Daniel Jacobson, lead researcher and chief scientist for computational systems biology at Oak ...
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Viewpoint: Here’s why it’s a big mistake to genetically engineer people

Stuart Newman | 
Studies in animals, including one described recently in Wired, show that the gene manipulation technique CRISPR has a habit of ...

Why all the COVID-induced blood clots, strokes and heart attacks? The coronavirus may be a blood vessel disease rather than a respiratory affliction

Dana Smith | 
In April, blood clots emerged as one of the many mysterious symptoms attributed to Covid-19, a disease that had initially ...
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Coronavirus pandemic slows booming sales of plant-based meat

Paul Shapiro | 
No doubt about it: makers of plant-based meat are experiencing blockbuster growth during the pandemic for a variety of reasons ...
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Viewpoint: The real ‘dirty dozen’? 12 organic foods that could make you sick in 2020

It is that time of year again. The Environmental Working Group put out their annual list of food it considers ...
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Viewpoint: Human ‘evolutionary changes’ inevitable from pandemics

Angela Meredith | 
We all know that viruses are living organisms that can evolve and change, but did you also know that they ...
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Infographic: Buying time: What we gain from strong coronavirus measures, including suppression strategies

Tomas Pueyo | 
Summary of the article: Strong coronavirus measures today should only last a few weeks, there shouldn’t be a big peak ...
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Low-calorie sweeteners ‘poison’ for expecting mothers? Epidemiologist says that’s unlikely

Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz | 
News sources around the globe have been calling out warnings about a new study that appears to have shown that ...
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Why it may not be ‘screen time’ that’s stunting development of kids’ brains

Dana Smith | 
A new study links young children’s screen time with changes in the brain and slower language development. But parents, before ...
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Viewpoint: Why agroecology alone won’t boost sustainable farming in the developing world

Margaret Zeigler | 
Global farmers must not only feed ten billion people by 2050 but do so while lowering agricultural greenhouse gas emissions ...
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Exploring the biotechnology revolution in food and medicine

Biotechnology develops cellular and bimolecular processes to create products that will make our lives easier .... Today, biotechnology fights against ...
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Monsanto, GMOs and journalism ethics: Science writer Tamar Haspel responds to HuffPost attack on her work

Tamar Haspel | 
[On August 6], HuffPost published a hit piece about me. It was about conflicts of interest, and I think it’s ...
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New migraine treatments a game changer for some patients

Laura Entis | 
Chronic migraine disorder, which a neurologist diagnosed [Michelle] Tracy with shortly after her initial ER visit, is defined as having ...

Glyphosate-tainted burgers? Impossible Foods rebuffs Moms Across America’s latest anti-GMO campaign

Rachel Konrad | 
“Moms Across America” has escalated a year-long campaign against Impossible Foods to push its anti-vaccine, anti-GMO agenda to anyone gullible ...
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Expensive is healthier? How premium organic food prices mislead shoppers

Susan Robertson | 
Organic food and organic farming have a really strong association with being “better.” But not everyone means the same thing ...
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Viewpoint: Roundup on trial—speculative glyphosate-cancer lawsuits based on ‘junk science’

Michael Stiles | 
“The art of junk science is to brush away just enough detail to reach desired conclusions, while preserving enough to ...

Union of Concerned Scientists, Ricardo Salvador mulled endorsing anti-GMO campaign in exchange for contributions, violating UCS’ ethics policy

In a response to anti-GMO campaigners requesting endorsement, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) promised to look into it in ...
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Bayer lawsuit: Here’s how plaintiffs in next Roundup trial will try to show glyphosate causes cancer

Michael Stiles | 
A late March start date is scheduled for a California state court trial of plaintiffs, Alva and Alberta Pilliod, against ...

Viewpoint: Clif Bar is ‘concern trolling’ competition with its organic food propaganda

Clif Bar published an open letter [March 6] to their “largest competitor” in the New York Times. The letter asks ...

Plant geneticist Kevin Folta: University of California-San Francisco teams with anti-biotech activists attacking independent scientists

Kevin Folta | 
The University of California at San Francisco has compiled a database of documents claimed to shine a bright light on ...

Despite controversial new study, there’s still no evidence Monsanto’s Roundup causes cancer, epidemiologist says

Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz | 
News stories have exploded recently.... screaming that glyphosate [the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup] is a cancer-causing evil that causes a 41% increase in people ...
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Viewpoint: Bernie Sanders’ views on alternative medicine and GMOs highlight troubling embrace of pseudoscience

At 76 years old many assumed that 2016 would be the last time Bernie Sanders would run for office. The ...
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Viewpoint: How the Organic Trade Association flunked Science 101—No, organics are not ‘chemical free’

I recently had an encounter on Twitter with the CEO of the Organic Trade Association (OTA), Laura Batcha. The OTA ...
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Could open source indoor farming help us feed 10 billion people?

Corby Kummer | 
Paul Gauthier, a plant physiologist at Princeton University, took a short drive up the New Jersey Turnpike to try to ...
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