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Viewpoint: FDA regulations ‘a disaster’ for genetically modified animal research

The Trump Administration and Congress should rein in the FDA's regulatory overreach on genetically engineered animals, which is stifling important ...
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GMO that’s not all GMO: Monsanto’s rootworm-fighting corn seed uses RNA interference

The EPA's relatively quick approval of a new Monsanto seed trait drew criticism from anti-GMO groups that complained about a ...
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Public education about QR codes important to success of proposed federal GMO label, study finds

The study, the release of which was the subject of a now-moot lawsuit from the Center for Food Safety last ...
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Center for Food Safety sues USDA to spur release of GMO QR code labeling study

One of the most controversial aspects of the mandatory GMO labeling law signed by President Obama last summer is the ...
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Viewpoint: California activists ‘gamed system’ to get glyphosate herbicide labeled as carcinogen

Environmental activists found the perfect targets to help them defame the popular herbicide glyphosate — widely-accepted as safe — in ...
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Opinion: Anti-GMO documentaries on Hawaii farming warp reality

A movement in Hawaii promotes the romanticized view that the world can be fed locally and without farm pesticides and ...
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How Berkeley-led academics conspired with anti-GMO groups to attack Food Evolution movie

Emails show the Pesticide Action Network, Center for Food Safety, and Friends of the Earth helped write and promote a ...
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Opinion: GMO opponents in ‘frenzied heat’ trying to discredit Food Evolution movie

Michael Pollan, Marion Nestle and other anti-GMO activists have complained that the documentary Food Evolution is nothing more than a ...
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Food Evolution’s NYC premiere proof science and reason can win over GMO skeptics

Change is hard. But a skeptical New York City crowd's reaction to Food Evolution, a new documentary about GMOs, provides ...
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Plight of the monarch: Threatened by more than the loss of milkweed food supply

Anti-GMO critics often blame the herbicide glyphosate for monarch butterfly population declines, as it kills the insect's habitat--weeds. But a ...
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Opinion: Activists—not biotech companies—responsible for public backlash against GMOs

Biotech companies like Monsanto are often blamed for not doing enough to combat consumer skepticism of GM foods. But anti-GMO ...
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Federal judge rules EPA did not consider potential impact of neonicotinoids on insects besides bees

A Minnesota beekeeper has won a round against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a protracted lawsuit over a ...
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‘Shockumentary’: How to spot fear-based movies about food and farming

It seems as though every year a food “shockumentary” comes out (GMO OMG, Forks Over Knives, Food Inc etc). I’ve ...
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Worst 10 list: Advocacy groups that put ideology ahead of science on food and farming issues

Which organizations promote ideology over science in the debate over crop biotechnology? The list includes some of the most well-known ...
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Is there a metabolic on-off switch that could prevent chronic fatigue syndrome?

Evidence is mounting that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is caused by the body swapping to less efficient ways of generating ...
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Viewpoint: Will genetically engineered animals finally bring home the bacon?

This article originally ran at Forbes and has been republished here with permission of the author. It’s unusual for an ...
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Lobbying and big spending on GMO and pesticide issues escalate in Hawaii

The battle over genetically modified crops is turning into one of the most expensive political debates in Hawaii's history. Hawaii News ...
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Environmental activists sue EPA in challenge of approved Monsanto glyphosate-dicamaba Xtend herbicide mix

Environmental groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on January 27th in attempt to force the agency to take another look ...
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Addressing all farmers’ challenges: Taking ideology out of the glyphosate and ‘superweed’ debate

Hardy weeds that develop from continued use of a limited control system are problems for all farmers. This is not ...
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Opinion: Organic tail wagging farming dog in Washington while sustainability, consumers suffer

Organic activists have held sway in Washington for years now, although the percentage of farms under organic standards remains tiny--just ...
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Environmental groups to sue FDA over plan to release Zika-fighting GMO mosquitoes

A coalition of environmental groups is threatening to sue the federal government over the U.S. Food and Drug Administration greenlighting ...
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Hawaii counties cannot impose local safety bans on GMOs and pesticides, federal court rules

Monsanto, Syngenta and other seed companies that farm in Hawaii won a significant victory after a federal appeals court ruled ...
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How to save Monarch butterflies? Banning glyphosate and planting milkweeds won’t help

According to activists, the decline of the Monarch butterfly population is primarily due to the over application of the popular ...
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Calyxt’s bruise-resistant, non-browning GMO potato cleared for sale

The [USDA] has advised the potato’s developer, Calyxt, the cultivar is not a “regulated article” under federal law because it doesn’t ...
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Buzz Kill: How the Sierra Club uses scare tactics about bee health and twists the science to raise money

The Sierra Club, once venerated for its problem-solving approach to environmental issues, has become a shrill campaigner against many modern ...
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GMO myth busting: Behold the dandelion, the weed with farm busting superpowers

What does it mean to say that weeds are developing a "resistance" to glyphosate or another pesticide? Is this related ...
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