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Viewpoint: FDA took 24 years to approve fast-growing GM salmon. Let’s hope lab-made meat, dairy hit the market sooner

Viewpoint: FDA took 24 years to approve fast-growing GM salmon. Let’s hope lab-made meat, dairy hit the market sooner

Ronald Bailey | 
[Numerous] startups are pursuing the production of cultured meats including Israel-based Future Meat Technologies and Dutch companies Meatable and Mosa ...
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Will Biden Administration preserve Trump USDA’s science-based crop biotechnology rules?

Ronald Bailey | 
"Listen to the science" was an oft-heard riposte in political debates about how the government should respond to the COVID-19 ...
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Viewpoint: Activists aim to block GM chestnut tree by hyping potential risks and ignoring real benefits

Ronald Bailey | 
For more than 30 years, the American Chestnut Foundation (ACF) has been engaged in a privately financed program .... to produce ...

Viewpoint: Bayer caved to anti-science trial lawyers by settling glyphosate-cancer lawsuits

Ronald Bailey | 
Bayer, the German pesticide and seed company, has agreed to establish a $10 billion fund that aims to resolve current ...
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Viewpoint: At $17/pound, vertically farmed vegetables are nowhere near sustainable

Christian Britschgi | 
On [June 10] the city council of Jersey City, New Jersey [voted] on awarding a three-year, $1 million contract to ...
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Viewpoint: LA restaurants tried to sell groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Why did the city shut them down?

Billy Binion | 
A few Los Angeles restaurants struggling to maintain footing amid the COVID-19 outbreak identified a clever way to generate revenue ...
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Video: Biohackers take coronavirus vaccine into their own hands

Zach Weissmueller | 
A collective of biohackers has begun circulating a document proposing a plan to create, test, and distribute a vaccine to ...

Climate change, COVID-19 and GMOs: When should the public trust expert opinion?

Ilya Somin | 
In the midst of the current crisis over the coronavirus pandemic, we often face decisions about the extent to which ...
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US birth rate hits record low—and that might be a good thing

Ronald Bailey | 
The U.S. total fertility rate has dropped to below 1.73 births per woman, according to a new report from the ...

Viewpoint: ‘Bee-pocalypse’—one of the 2010s biggest overblown moral panics

Christian Britschgi | 
Human beings are anxious creatures. We worry about things that might kill us. We worry about things that might kill ...

EPA wants scientists to share their data: Will it promote government transparency or threaten public health?

Ronald Bailey | 
"The Trump administration is preparing to significantly limit the scientific and medical research that the government can use to determine ...
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Viewpoint: Hectoring Americans to go vegan will do ‘almost nothing’ to combat climate change

Ronald Bailey | 
Eating meat is bad for the climate—or at least that was one of the main conclusions highlighted in a flood ...
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Viewpoint: While experts fight about red meat, eat a diet that makes sense for you

Mike Riggs | 
Nutrition researchers and doctors are at each other's throats once again, this time over a recommendation published in the Annals ...
No Bee Armageddon: US honeybee colony numbers stable for 25 years. Thank capitalism?

No Bee Armageddon: US honeybee colony numbers stable for 25 years. Thank capitalism?

Ronald Bailey | 
Warnings of an impending "bee apocalypse" became widespread in 2006, after some commercial beekeepers reported the mass disappearance of worker ...
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Viewpoint: Europe’s ‘de facto’ GMO crop ban, mandatory labeling scheme ‘hinder innovation’

Baylen Linnekin | 
An excellent new paper from a trio of Danish researchers, two of whom are based out of the University of Copenhagen, argues that the European ...
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Viewpoint: Gene-edited kids are no riskier than the non-edited variety

Ronald Bailey | 
"The introduction of genetic modifications into future generations could have permanent and possibly harmful effects on the species," a group ...
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Viewpoint: Despite anti-GMO opposition, poor farmers will finally plant ‘life-saving’ golden rice

Ronald Bailey | 
Golden Rice which has been genetically engineered to have higher levels of the vitamin A precursor beta-carotene is finally about ...
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Could green benefits of biotech crops win over ‘ideological’ environmentalists?

Ronald Bailey | 
A new study in Nature Sustainability reports that “[e]xtensive field data suggest that impacts on wild populations would be greatly reduced through boosting yields ...

‘Stupidity-inducing environment’: Are we getting dumber?

Ronald Bailey | 
People are getting dumber. So concludes a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS): Using military conscription data ...
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Fears of ‘designer babies’ are surfacing again

Ronald Bailey | 
"What we're seeing is a fast slide down a very slippery slope toward designer babies," warned Marcy Darnovsky. … What has alarmed ...
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Home biohacker: Creating deadly human pathogens ‘is not that easy’

Ronald Bailey | 
Using the handy tools sent in [the ODIN’s Genetk Design Kit], I was set to re-engineer some nonpathogenic E. coli ...
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FDA lightens up on ‘outrageous’ direct-to-consumer genetic information ban

Ronald Bailey | 
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) head Scott Gottlieb is reeling in his agency's outrageous four-year ban on direct-to-consumer genetic testing. Under the ...
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Viewpoint: Confirmation bias, conflicts of interest plague ‘science’ behind glyphosate cancer claims

Ronald Bailey | 
Anti-biotech activists hate the herbicide glyphosate, sold by Monsanto under the brand name Roundup. Those activists won a victory in ...
How 'pollinator entrepreneurs' helped stave off 'beepocalypse'

How ‘pollinator entrepreneurs’ helped stave off ‘beepocalypse’

Shawn Regan | 
[Editor's note: Shawn Regan is a research fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) in Bozeman, Montana.] Despite ...

FDA’s proposal to regulate gene edited animals is ‘bad science’

Ronald Balley | 
Editor’s Note: This article discusses the US Food and Drug Administration guidance on “Regulation of Intentionally Altered Genomics DNA in ...

Proposed release of bacteria infected mosquitoes not as controversial as GM mosquitoes

Zach Weissmueller | 
Every Wednesday and Friday, members of the Clovis Mosquito Abatement team pick up a box from the post office, shipped ...
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Are predictions climate change will reduce crop yields wrong?

Ronald Bailey | 
Those of us who try to monitor the torrent of climate change studies frequently come across various projections that just ...

Swedish scientist edits DNA of healthy embryos—Should the public worry?

Ronald Bailey | 
[On Sept. 22,] an NPR report, "Breaking Taboo, Swedish Scientists Seeks To Edit DNA of Healthy Human Embryos," stokes the ...
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