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Ethiopia faces confluence of crises: Locust outbreaks, flooding and COVID-fueled food shortages

COVID-19, flooding and the locusts outbreak are creating a humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia with many people unable to meet their ...
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It’s not going away: We need a real, non-political debate about the best way to live with COVID or countries will fracture

In 1968, at the height of the last great influenza pandemic, at least a million people worldwide died, including 100,000 ...
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Conspiracy promoter Mike ‘Health Ranger’ Adams built online disinformation Natural News online empire that subverts science, report finds

Alternative health guru and conspiracy theorist Mike Adams, founder of the popular website Natural News, has been identified as the ...
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GMO barley could help produce key lab-grown meat ingredient

Using abundant geothermal waters for heating and volcanic ash instead of soil, biotech company ORF Genetics is growing barley [in ...
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COVID has amped up our cortisol stress response. Here’s how you can manage your diet to control anxiety

Stress seems to be a common state of mind these days. With COVID-19 still very much present, and with solutions ...
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Podcast: CRISPR-edited weed; opioid addiction vaccine; Africa’s neglected diseases

An opioid-blocking vaccine could spare many people a lifetime of drug addiction, if and when it's developed. COVID-19 exposed Africa's ...
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How the anti-GMO movement has merged with COVID conspiracists

The Organic Consumers Association, which promotes the organic industry and is a top funder of the anti-GMO conspiracy website U.S. Right to ...
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Agricultural technology key to protecting nature and preventing pandemics

Scientists are urging governments across the globe to adopt technology to reduce agriculture’s impact on the environment and slow the ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-GMO groups push ‘natural’ COVID cures, deny pandemic-fighting biotech solutions

One of the primary arguments hurled at proponents of genetic engineering is that the crops, medicines and vaccines produced using ...
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A precautionary tale of COVID and GMO pseudoscience

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, it’s sparked numerous conspiracy theories that are often spread by extreme right and “alternative” medicine ...
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COVID-19 disrupts Africa’s seed supply, threatening food security

The global pandemic has made it difficult for some African seed companies to produce and import sufficient quantities of quality ...
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COVID-19 prompts healthier eating habits, while interest in ‘natural’ foods remains high

More than four out of five consumers say the coronavirus pandemic has changed their food habits, driving them to cook, ...
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African scientists try to resurrect research sidelined by COVID

As African nations begin easing the lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, scientists are uncertain about ...
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Viewpoint: As COVID-19 boosts public trust in science, media promote myths about cancer and food

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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COVID pandemic illustrates how seed banks help combat hunger in times of crisis

In our daily search for pasta and flour, not to mention toilet paper, we are now learning the hard way ...