Pesticides and food: It’s not a black and white issue

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FIRST ARTICLE: Has pesticide use decreased over the last 40 years?

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Why scientists are withdrawing from public conversation on GMOs

Robin Bisson | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Since July, controversy has ...

Gene modification does not destroy ‘natural’ food system, could promote organic farming

Ferris Jabr | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Traditional breeding changes the ...
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Norwegian biosafety report claims scientific concensus on GMOs premature

Nafeez Ahmed | 
A new study commissioned by the Norwegian government, and conducted by a nationally recognised scientific authority on the safety of ...
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In defense of Chipotle: GMOs may be safe to eat but they aren’t safe to grow

Critics of Chipotle’s new GMO-free menu claim the restaurant chain is pandering to paranoia and that GM foods are perfectly ...

Microbiome study allows participants access to own data

Ernesto Ramirez | 
The following excerpts are from Medium reporter Ernesto Ramirez's interview with Stanford University microbiome researcher Les Dethlefsen, whose Dynamics of Human ...
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Is the antibiotics miracle about to end–And to what end?

Maryn McKenna | 
Predictions that we might sacrifice the antibiotic miracle have been around almost as long as the drugs themselves. Penicillin was ...

Cult of ‘natural’ opposes modernity

Sumantra Maitra, Mitchell Blatt | 
The idea of genes being crossed from different species into another — the “Frankenfood” myth—may sound strange and “unnatural” when it is ...

For hypersomniacs, no amount of sleep is enough

Virginia Hughes | 
For most teenagers, getting out of bed in the morning is a drag. But when Lloyd Johnson was 13 years ...

Privacy concerns raised by use of consumer genomics data in pharmaceutical research

Eric Topol | 
The largest single repository of human genetic data in the world is not at any university, research institute, or pharmaceutical ...

Science fiction meets Julia Child: An elegant cookbook for lab-grown meats

Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft | 
Although they've not yet hit the market, a Dutch art collective has created the definitive volume on how to cook ...

AUDIO: Yale neurologist Steven Novella challenges fears of GMOs, industrial agriculture

Steven Novella | 
For Medium's Inquiring Minds, Indre Viskontas spoke with Dr. Steven Novella, a neurologist at Yale University. Novella is a prominent voice ...