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Spillover effect: Could GMO disinformation shake public trust in other scientific innovations?

In 2016, the World Economic Forum listed online digital misinformation as one of the leading threats to modern societies. Campaigns ...
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Viewpoint: ‘It’s. Not. The. Cow. Farts.’ Burger King pulls ‘Cows Menu’ climate change ad

You’ve probably seen Burger King’s latest marketing video featuring Wal-Mart yodeler Mason Ramsey singing about methane emissions from cow farts ...

Science majors less skeptical of GMOs than other undergraduates? Yes, but not by much

For the past few years, I’ve been fortunate to supervise a number of students working on their undergraduate thesis in ...

Global access to education is growing. Here’s how GMO crops might be helping

One of the consistent benefits of GM crop adoption has been a higher farm and household income. In an assessment ...
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Plant breeders rapidly adopting gene editing to commercialize more high-yielding crops

It would be inaccurate to say that plant breeders in Canada are ‘a dime a dozen’. A rough estimate places ...
Viewpoint: How GMO herbicide-tolerant canola accelerated sustainable farming

Viewpoint: How GMO herbicide-tolerant canola accelerated sustainable farming

Who would have fathomed how significant a day in March 1995 would become in the history of Canadian agriculture? On ...

GMO herbicide-tolerant canola increased Canadian farm profits $233 million, saved consumers $26 million

Many think that the developers of new technologies are the ones who gain virtually all of the benefits, with consumers ...

Viewpoint: ‘Political populism’ dictates Europe’s bureaucratic anti-GMO crop rules

As individuals, we’re able to decide whether a single action is acceptable to us, or deemed to be too risky ...
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