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GMO sustainability advantage? Glyphosate spurs no-till farming, preserving soil carbon

Skeptics of GMOs decry the growing practice of no-till farming and its connection to herbicide-tolerant crops. Yet, agronomists say good ...
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New CDC glyphosate report: “Most studies found no association between exposure to glyphosate-based products and risk of cancer”

A new [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] report on glyphosate’s toxicological effects likely will play a role in the ongoing ...
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Have GMO crops cut herbicide use? A tale of two conflicting studies

We have planted millions of acres of genetically-engineered (GE) crops, a vast majority of which are resistant to herbicides. In ...
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Roundup in breast milk? Disturbing new details in the plot to discredit nutritionist Shelley McGuire

In July 2015, Michelle (Shelley) McGuire, a nutrition professor and lactation expert then at Washington State University (WSU), was targeted ...
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Monsanto, expert witness spar over validity of IARC’s glyphosate-cancer finding

An agricultural economist refuted Monsanto's assertion that the International Agency for Research on Cancer "cherry picked" studies to conclude that Monsanto's ...
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Review of Whitewash (or Hogwash?): Carey Gillam’s glyphosate book betrays science, undermines our understanding of cancer

Last fall a new book hit the shelves, timed to coincide with public hearings on the European Union’s re-authorization of ...
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EU re-approval of glyphosate herbicide dodges farming economic woes—for now

If the European Union eventually phases out all the popular glyphosate herbicide, the loss of farm productivity could cost Europe ...
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Monsanto shill alert: Does industry funded GMO research bias findings?

Can consumers trust "independent" studies funded by corporations that have found genetically modified foods safe? Anti-GMO activists say 'no.' But ...
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Using Freedom of Information Act to target biotech scientists boomerangs against anti-GMO activists

Teacher Stephan Neidenbach reflects on his experiences using--and being targeted by—Freedom of Information Act requests, the technique commandeered by US ...
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Food Evolution interview: Could ‘pro science’ documentary inspire a pro-GMO food movement?

Food Evolution director Scott Hamilton Kennedy talks with the Genetic Literacy Project about the film's funding, and challenges the "ruthless ...
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Conflict of interest? Mother Jones’ Tom Philpott’s connections to organic industry raise concerns

Journalist Tom Philpott, who covers food and farming issues at Mother Jones, was recently the keynote speaker at a fundraising ...
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Infographic: Who to trust—and who not to trust—about food and farming

With conflicting claims about scientific topics everywhere on the internet, it’s hard to know who to trust. This is especially ...
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‘Organic civil war’: Do advocates care about promoting food security and sustainability?

Last June [2016] Stephanie Strom, reporting for the New York Times, broke the story about how Whole Foods had upset ...
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Trolls and shills: How disinformation sites InfoWars, Natural News and US Right to Know manufacture fake news

Lawyers suing Monsanto say the company pays people to defend it online, without citing any evidence to back up the ...
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Scientist for hire? Does anti-neonic activist David Goulson produce pre-determined ‘research’ for funders?

Leading UK sustainability researcher embroiled in a scandal over alleged manipulation of European bee health advisory group takes NGO advocacy ...
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Myth busting: Is agricultural pesticide use in the US, and its impact, going down or up?

Anti-GMO groups have shifted their focus from demonizing GMO crops directly to criticizing chemical usage, particularly the herbicide glyphosate, for ...
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Real story of anti-GMO sensation Rachel Parent: Idealist or pawn of ‘natural’ marketers?

Teen anti-GMO activist Rachel Parent tours the world, 'testifying' at anti-GMO tribunals and delivers Ted Talks about the dangers of ...
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Myth busting on pesticides: Despite demonization, organic farmers widely use them

Anti-GMO activists like to point to organic food as free of pesticides. They are not, and some chemicals used are ...
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Emails show anti-GMO organic activists driving food and farming policy at Consumer Reports

Consumers Union says it's an unbiased and impartial voice for consumers. So why is one of its senior scientists secretly ...
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Anti-biotech hidden agenda: Link GMO feed to conventional dairy products to scare adoption of organics

Why is organic dairy, which industry leaders call a "gateway product", so important to anti-GMO movement? ...
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Documents uncover secret coordination among ‘independent’ anti-biotech scientists, activists

Emails reveal how activists, researchers and journalists coordinate to promote anti-biotech ideals ...
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Emails reveal activists’ role in changing Whole Foods’ ‘Responsibly Grown’ standards

Last year, Whole Foods changed its Responsibly Grown label. Now emails show activists and researcher Charles Benbrook were heavily involved ...
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Standing by nutrition research, Iowa State will test golden banana, defying Catch-22 protests

Protestors of vitamin A fortified GM banana believe banana is not safe for human consumption, so they are attempting to ...
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Claims of nutritional superiority of organic milk, meat challenged by scientists

Two new papers published in the British Journal of Nutrition claim that organic milk and meat is more nutritious, but ...
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As Chipotle struggles with poisoning crisis, it’s under fire for GMO and sustainability claims

Chipotle has made than a food poisoning crisis--it's also yet to face up to its deceptive marketing around its use ...
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Am I hurting my child feeding him GMOs? From mommy guilt to mommy outrage

Everyone from your neighbor to the TV chef to the plumber waxes about the importance of feeding your child 'safer' ...
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New England Journal of Medicine ignored Chuck Benbrook’s failure to disclose organic conflicts of interests

The New England Journal of Medicine has a long history and important place in the sphere of American medical practice ...
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FOIA emails reveal anti-GMO, pro-organic spin ‘A team’ led by Tom Philpott and Michael Pollan

A trove of new emails tied to former professor Charles Benbrook shines an ethically harsh light on the journalistic ethics ...