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GMO crops and herbicides: A ‘win-win’ for farmers and the environment, plant scientist Wayne Parrott says

Wayne Parrott | 
A fertile soil is a microbial wonderland .... a tiny ecosystem too small to see with our eyes. Yet, the ...
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Viewpoint: DNA fitness test claims are ‘misleading’

Markham Heid | 
The sales pitch is compelling: By revealing the secrets locked inside your DNA, genetic testing can optimize your workout gains ...
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This mom and gardener doesn’t fear glyphosate—and says we shouldn’t either

Amber Boas | 
One of the perpetual battles I’m fighting these days is countering the misinformation about pesticides that gardeners like me responsibly ...
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Plant scientist Kevin Folta: Claims about glyphosate in orange juice are ‘brilliantly devious’

Kevin Folta | 
Since 2013 the science communication community and wacky food activists learned something important — you can fill a table with creepy numbers, ...
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Why are strawberries so big? The genetics behind ‘up-sizing’ fruits and vegetables

Celine Caseys | 
Once upon a time, there was a land where food was not guaranteed everyday. Children were searching woods to pick ...
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Chasing the mysterious polio-like disorder striking children

Bryson Masse | 
A runny nose or cough are normal symptoms during the fall, but this year doctors in the United States and ...
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Non-GMO labels mislead everybody, but may hurt poor people the most, nutritionist claims

Ruth MacDonald | 
Non-GMO labels on foods are popping up on grocery store shelves all over the US. These labels are intended to ...
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Is organic produce hazardous to your health?

We’ve all heard the reports. Toxic organic pesticides cause problems for the environment. Organic pesticides are linked to Parkinson’s Disease, ...
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Viewpoint: Challenging the hypocrisy of GMO critic Carey Gillam

Carey Gillam is a former journalist for Reuters, and is currently the research director for US Right to Know (US ...
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6 things agroecology can do for farming and the environment

Agroecology has returned to the global spotlight, as one approach to bring farmers closer to meeting challenges [like rising food ...
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Why are all Roundup-cancer lawsuits filed in the US?

Michael Stiles | 
The unique conditions present in the U.S. led to the filing of more than 8,000 court claims alleging the use ...
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Viewpoint: Consumers Union calls Zen Honeycutt ‘a loon,’ but still promotes her anti-GMO message

Michael Hansen is a senior scientist for Consumers Union, the consumer advocacy group that publishes Consumer Reports. He has also ...
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Biotech crops could soften impact of climate change, Gates Foundation says

Nick Austin | 
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) just released its 2018 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the ...
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Lessons learned from Twitter GMO debates with David Crosby and other celebrities

When we are passionate about a topic, it is natural for us to become overly emotional when someone gets it ...
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What is a GMO? That’s a question with many answers

Nothing seems to upset those arguing about GMOs more than debating the definition of the term “GMO” itself. Most proponents ...
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Viewpoint: Trying to make smart food choices? Ignore what celebrities say about GMOs

Michael Stebbins | 
Studies have confirmed that people are more likely to believe celebrities and politicians over scientists when it comes to medical advice ...
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Former Monsanto CTO Robb Fraley: Here’s why GMO labels deceive consumers

Robb Fraley | 
Imagine that some enterprising souls in the U.S. decide one day that shoes are bad, and begin drumming up support and ...
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Viewpoint: Stonyfield Organic enlisted ‘rapid response team’ of academics to ‘scare people’ about GMOs

2015 was the peak of the GMO labeling debate. Bills were being thrown around at both the state and federal ...
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Impossible Foods exec: Environmentalist opponents are on ‘wrong side of history’

Rachel Konrad | 
For more than a year, the nongovernmental organization Friends of the Earth (FOE) has been trying to malign and defame ...
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Impossible Foods: Friends of the Earth is ‘anti-science fundamentalist’ group

Rachel Konrad | 
For more than a year, the non-governmental organization Friends of the Earth (FOE) has been trying to malign and defame ...
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Viewpoint: How the organic industry spreads ‘fake science’

This fact sheet describes the contents of an organic industry confidential public relations plan to spread fake science in its ...
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Can the Impossible Burger reverse the anti-GMO trend?

Stephen Lamb | 
With today’s environment of anti-GMO fearmongering, marketing, and mandatory labeling, who would have guessed that there would be so many think pieces on Impossible’s White Castle launch with hardly any mention of the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...