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CRISPR opens the door on crop research by smaller companies and universities

Blake Hurst | 
CRISPR, a new gene-editing technique, offers an end run around the cost associated with traditional genetic engineering, allowing smaller companies ...
Viewpoint: IARC glyphosate cancer advisor Christopher Portier's history of lying about conflicts of interest

Viewpoint: IARC glyphosate cancer advisor Christopher Portier’s history of lying about conflicts of interest

Julie Kelly | 
In a deposition last month for a court case pending against Monsanto for glyphosate “damages,” [Christopher Portier, the scientist who ...
Viewpoint: Racial IQ gap debate stirs mischief

Viewpoint: Racial IQ gap debate stirs mischief

John McWhorter | 
Suppose it's true. Suppose that, at the end of the day, people of African descent have lower IQs on average ...
Viewpoint: Organic industry faces credibility crisis as USDA investigates 'phony' imports

Viewpoint: Organic industry faces credibility crisis as USDA investigates ‘phony’ imports

Julie Kelly | 
Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, the grocer that brought pricey organic food to the masses, comes during a time of ...
Has inaccurate science reporting contributed to public mistrust of GMO foods?

Has inaccurate science reporting contributed to public mistrust of GMO foods?

Joseph Perrone | 
Popular publications and blogs appear unfazed by professional science’s unanimous support for the safety of GM foods and their accompanying ...
10 years after Michael Pollan's 'Omnivore's Dilemma' unleashed 'anti-GMO paranoia,' science innovation continues

10 years after Michael Pollan’s ‘Omnivore’s Dilemma’ unleashed ‘anti-GMO paranoia,’ science innovation continues

Blake Hurst | 
Penguin Books is releasing a special tenth-anniversary edition of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, by Michael Pollan, with a new foreword by ...

Is labeling bill based on unscientific, arbitrary definition of GMO?

Henry Miller | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . . [T]here’s ...
Was GMO labeling a waste of Congress's time?

Was GMO labeling a waste of Congress’s time?

Julie Kelly | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . . [S]elf-serving ...
Is CRISPR gene editing on humans facing too many regulatory hurdles?

Is CRISPR gene editing on humans facing too many regulatory hurdles?

Henry Miller | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A new wrinkle in cancer ...
Congress demands EPA explain why it’s delaying ‘final’ report finding glyphosate safe

Congress demands EPA explain why it’s delaying ‘final’ report finding glyphosate safe

Julie Kelly | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Two congressional committees — ...

Will World Health Organization force review of IARC’s glyphosate cancer determination?

David Zaruk, Julie Kelly | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. IARC — the International ...

How ‘advocacy research’ distorts GMO debate

Henry Miller, Robert Wager | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Scientific publishing is in ...

Anti-GMO movement ‘on shaky ground’

Julie Kelly | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Liberal foodies are on ...

Fading organic movement ratchets up fear-based marketing campaign

Henry Miller, Julie Kelly | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The organic-products industry is ...

By implying GMO ingredients less safe, labeling fails test for rationality

Henry Miller, Drew Kershen | 
The gratuitous controversy continues over whether foods from plants and animals that have been genetically engineered should be labeled as ...

UN contradictions: Opposition to biopharming, which could treat Ebola infections

Henry Miller | 
High-level officials of the United Nations are not known for their perspicacity, competence, or scientific acumen, but the head of ...

Misguided Californian bill panders to small group of anti-science alarmists

Henry Miller | 
In a victory for California’s radical anti-technology minority, S.B. 131 passed the state’s senate Health Committee by a vote of ...

‘Mommy blogs’ and parenting sites take over the fight against GMOs

Julie Gunlock | 
Radical environmental groups initially led the charge against genetically modified food, but today, some of the most vocal and influential ...

Attack of the killer tomatoes

Daniel Foster | 
The following is an excerpt. GMOs can be engineered to do lots of great things, such as better withstand climate ...

Darwinian joins scientific “regressives” against genetic engineering

Wesley J. Smith | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Eugenics has always had a tie-in to Darwinist philosophies–as opposed to the biological theory–which ...

Racial quotas, Harvard, and the legacy of Bakke

Ron Unz | 
The following is an excerpt. For almost 35 years, college-admissions decisions in America have been governed by the continuing legacy ...

Opposition to genetic engineering is immoral

Henry Miller, Drew Kershen | 
There’s an old saying that no good deed goes unpunished. That certainly seems to be true for many breakthroughs in ...