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Viewpoint: How to constructively engage on social media with those who post anti-GMO and anti-vax conspiracies

The other day, a tantalizing question appeared in my Twitter feed: “If you were writing a book about 2020, what ...
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Consumers are as open to seafood labeled ‘cell based’ as they are to ‘wild caught’ and ‘farm raised’

The research found common names using the word cell — including cell-based and cultivated from the cells of — did ...
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EU’s negative attitude toward GMOs shaped by 20 years of anti-biotech ‘fear-mongering,’ USDA finds

For more than two decades, European consumers have been exposed to consistent fear-mongering from anti-biotech groups, resulting in negative consumer ...
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Former holistic nutritionist explains why she demonized GMOs—and how science changed her mind

For years, I was deeply embedded in the wellness world in my own life. Then I decided to work in ...
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How good storytelling can help consumers see the benefits of GMOs, synthetic biology

Synthetic biology is a field full of exciting stories .... I asked Karl Schmieder, a seasoned communications and strategy consultant ...
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Podcast: How food bullying spreads unjustified fears about GMOs, animal welfare and food safety

We've heard a lot in recent years about the harmful impacts of bullying, especially cyber-bullying aimed at children. But rarely ...
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Lessons learned from GMOs: How lab-grown meat can avoid crop biotech’s controversial legacy

This article discusses the choices and strategies that can hasten or delay the adoption of novel food technologies. We start ...
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Patricia Nanteza is Uganda’s agricultural biotechnology communications queen

You go to the annual National Agricultural Show in Jinja and she is there. You go to the Harvest Money ...
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Video: Where did the infamous needle-in-a-tomato anti-GMO image come from?

It’s become something of a personal quest: find the original “syringe-in-the-plant” image. For the last 5 years, I’ve been communicating ...
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Tracing the birth of new languages—as older tongues fade away

Anthropologists and linguists are working to understand how complex systems of communication emerge—and what they reveal about how to keep ...
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No longer science fiction: Brain-to-brain interfaces can transmit thoughts

It’s not sci-fi, it’s not mind control, but a real world attempt at telepathy ...
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Tomorrow’s scientists developing CRISPR-edited crops to boost sustainable farming

Three graduate students highlight their efforts to breed disease-resistant crops and teach science to consumers ...
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PR battle between biotech industry, anti-GMO activists could determine fate of CRISPR gene-edited crops

In the grocery store of the future, consumers might shop for tomatoes with the spiciness of a chili pepper....and bread ...
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Food companies can boost public trust in GMOs by engaging consumers, marketing researcher says

Sixty-two percent of U.S. consumers say the fewer ingredients a food product contains the healthier it must be to eat ...
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Pro-farming social media campaigns haven’t changed consumer opinion on GMOs: Here’s why

It happens at almost every farm meeting in Canada. Someone gets up from their chair, walks over to the podium ...
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The Paltrow effect: When it comes to GMOs, consumers trust ill-educated celebrities more than science. How might farmers respond?

For a world that has largely forsaken religion in favor of science to base its attitudes towards food on nothing ...
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Scientists battle for consumer approval as crop gene-editing revolution advances

Genome, or gene, editing is regarded by scientists as the biggest technical advance in bioscience since “recombinant DNA” technology — ...
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If you want consumers to embrace biotech, take their concerns about GMOs seriously, plant scientist says

As people become more conscious about the food they put on the table, farmers are having to deal with a ...
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This farmer says more food producers should stand up for agriculture—here’s 5 reasons why

....An advocate for agriculture, sometimes referred to as an AGvocate, can be anyone who works to tell the inclusive story ...
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Global hunger and how agricultural biotechnology firms can profit by giving away technology

New research from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln shows that agricultural biotechnology companies can do well by doing good. Agricultural economists ...
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Video: Why many food companies won’t pick a side in the GMO debate

In this video, Know Ideas Media founder Nick Saik explains why farmers and agriculture companies have to get involved in ...
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No more words? BrainNet enables ‘brain-to-brain’ communication, Tetris-like game play

What if we could do away with words altogether? What if, rather than relying on an intermediary, we could directly ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-GMO activists copy negative rhetoric of politicians to win public support

There is a reason that political campaigns run negative advertising–it works. This close to a national election you’ve probably seen plenty ...
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Skeptoid podcast: GMO food labels fuel public fear of biotechnology

Should foods be labeled based upon their content (like ingredient lists do now), or upon the process by which they ...
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Talking Biotech: The Kevin Folta—Biofortified controversy: When transparency and confidentiality conflict

Transparency helps scientists earn public trust. But what happens when their research requires confidentiality? Kevin Folta and Paul Vincelli tackle ...
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Robots could help autistic children communicate more effectively

As excited or terrified as we might be by the latest advances in robot technology, they’re still far from being ...
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Why are some people still afraid of GMOs?

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been a source of controversy in recent years. As products advertised as “natural”, “clean” and ...
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10 tips for better communication about pesticide science, risks

One of the biggest challenges for any risk communications professional today is to deliver positive messages on pesticides. Like any ...