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Does ‘intensive agriculture’ make pandemics more likely? That’s the claim. Here are the facts

Does ‘intensive agriculture’ make pandemics more likely? That’s the claim. Here are the facts

Hank Campbell | 
Animals can cause diseases in humans. That won't surprise you. What may surprise you is to read that these diseases ...
Viewpoint: USDA data show the predicted ‘Beepocalypse’ has been postponed another year

Viewpoint: USDA data show the predicted ‘Beepocalypse’ has been postponed another year

Hank Campbell | 
The latest numbers on honeybee colonies have been released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and they show that the ...
Once battling starvation, some developing countries now face rising obesity rates. What’s causing it?

Once battling starvation, some developing countries now face rising obesity rates. What’s causing it?

Hank Campbell | 
In 1975, four percent of school-age kids were overweight and the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration says that was up to ...
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Viewpoint: UK decision to rescind neonics pesticide restrictions a welcome win for science

Hank Campbell | 
Activists like George Monbiot and Dave Goulson are parroting their environmental allies when it comes to neonics, but the science ...
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Viewpoint: GM crops could help slow climate change. Will environmental groups block their development?

A lot of environmentalists raise money talking about climate change, but their energy recommendations - mitigation, rationing, high cost - ...
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Viewpoint: Plant biodiversity cuts pesticide use, but may slash crop yields needed to feed more people

Everyone recognizes that less less food means fewer pests but when you have to grow food to keep billions from ...
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Viewpoint: We have a food-waste problem, but cutting meat consumption won’t solve it

Hank Campbell | 
Most commercial produce is bought and discarded within two days. It can't even be given to food shelters or homeless ...
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Viewpoint: Vegetarian diet won’t help you slim down—only cutting calories can do that

Hank Campbell | 
A vegetarian diet can be healthy for you. Just like any diet. Even if you only eat salads or any ...
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Viewpoint: Why the USDA should approve GMO disease-resistant chestnut trees

Hank Campbell | 
You may [have] heard “chestnuts on an open fire” at Christmas but they are a lot of rarer than they ...
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Viewpoint: Germany’s pesticide use drops for 8th straight year, but anti-GMO groups say that’s not good enough

Hank Campbell | 
German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture data show that use of crop protection products, e.g. pesticides, went down last ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Bird apocalypse’? Study wrongly blames neonicotinoid pesticides for declining bird biodiversity

Hank Campbell | 
Though periodic deaths of bees continue to happen, and have been documented for as long as records of bees have ...
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Preventing spread of parasites, not cutting pesticide use, key to protecting bees

For as long as beekeeping records have been kept, 1,100 years, there have been accounts of colony collapse disorder. Just ...
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Why sex matters in medicine

Alyson McGregor | 
The last time I saw Maria-Rosa, she was on a stretcher, surrounded by frantic nurses and interns who were trying, ...
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Viewpoint: As COVID-19 boosts public trust in science, media promote myths about cancer and food

Hank Campbell | 
Thanks to COVID-19, the public has gotten a lot more skeptical about claims that chemicals, food, and medicine are corporate ...
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Why we need globalization: Locally grown food could only feed 27% of the world’s population

It is true that in North America and much of Europe you can grow plenty of wheat locally, but in ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Fear profiteering’—organic activists, trial lawyers capitalize on coronavirus to make a buck

Hank Campbell | 
While 70 million Americans are under lockdown to contain spread of the 2019 form of coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, in order to ...
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French court rules sweet grapefruit, barley, wheat and 2500 crops, developed by mutagenizing seeds with toxic chemicals or gamma rays yet often sold as organic, are GMO, must be labeled and cultivation banned

Mutagenesis is a process where new strains of food and products are created using chemicals and radiation in the lab ...
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Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb suggests regulators may crack down on ‘confusing’ non-GMO labels

Hank Campbell | 
If FDA ever enforces its own rules, they could stop lots of nonsense labels on food, and recent comments by ...
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Viewpoint: Experts urge India to embrace technology in pursuit of food security

In India, farming is being held back by the efforts of activists like philosopher Vandana Shiva, Ph.D., who charge $40,000 ...
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Viewpoint: Biologist Tyrone Hayes, author of suspect atrazine weed killer study, nominated for EPA’s Scientific Advisory Panel

Hank Campbell | 
Comments opened on the recent EPA nominations to serve on the Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) .... The name at number ...
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Viewpoint: Eat organic apples to improve gut health? There’s reason for skepticism

Hank Campbell | 
Yogurt marketing and supplement claims aside, there is no evidence that your body is impacted by probiotics unless you suffered ...
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As IARC glyphosate-cancer finding draws more scrutiny, WHO rebukes agency for ‘undermining’ other UN chemical safety assessments

Hank Campbell | 
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) was once a serious, revered organization with the somber task of tackling ...
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Viewpoint: A closer look at Friends of the Earth’s study that found ‘toxic’ pesticides in food

Hank Campbell | 
Friends of the Earth....teased us in a media kit with the promise of a science study about finding various weedkillers ...
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Viewpoint: Ideology has no place in gender science discussions

Martín López Corredoira | 
Radical egalitarianism defends the idea that any collective of adult human beings has the same innate distribution of qualities, independently ...
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Are Smirnoff’s GMO-free vodka labels illegal?

Hank Campbell | 
Smirnoff, a vodka brand, has tried to place itself under a health halo by claiming it is not only gluten-free but ...
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Viewpoint: Activists fret about neonics, but viruses are the real threat to bees

While environmentalists raise millions of dollars insisting they will get targeted pesticides (e.g. neonicotinoids) banned to save bees that aren't ...
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Could commercial herbicides made from fungi bridge sustainability gap between organic and conventional agriculture?

Nature is not just out to kill us, it is out to kill itself, in the interest of surviving over ...
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Google’s deep-learning Alpha Zero masters chess from scratch in 4 hours––then doesn’t lose

Tommaso Dorigo | 
The architecture that beat humans at the notoriously CPU-impervious game Go, AlphaGo by Google Deep Mind, was converted to allow ...
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