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Viewpoint: Coronavirus pandemic has alerted consumers to the ‘silliness’ of organic food marketing

Remember when buying those “non-toxic” cleaning supplies made you feel like you were being a good person? Yeah, those were ...
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This health writer used to fear the ‘Dirty Dozen.’ Here’s why she quit worrying about pesticides on food

I have a confession: My shopping and eating habits have been influenced by the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean 15” lists ...
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Podcast: Coronavirus and food safety; debunking the ‘Dirty Dozen’; COVID-19 cure worse than the disease?

As the world takes unprecedented measures to blunt the coronavirus pandemic, some commentators argue 'the cure is worse than the ...
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Viewpoint: Environmental Working Group’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ produce list stokes pesticide fears in an ‘already anxiety-ridden world’

Each year, the pro-organic think tank Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases its 'Dirty Dozen,' a list of fruits and vegetables ...
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Viewpoint: Unprecedented abundance obscures the ‘profound’ public health benefits of pesticide use

Our greatest public health challenge isn’t chemicals -- it's ignorance and fear-mongering about them ...
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Gene drives could revolutionize how we deal with pests—if the technology avoids the controversial fate of GMOs

In addition to research and laboratory ethics, gene drive proponents need to focus on public perception ...
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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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Has modern agriculture ‘tainted’ your Thanksgiving dinner?

The Environmental Working Group knows how to grab headlines with ominous claims about America's food supply. In 2018, the Washington, ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-pesticide Environmental Working Group spreads chemophobia at taxpayer expense

.... It may sound crazy, but the federal government funds a network of activists that spew tons of needlessly alarming ...
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Environmental Working Group slams joint EPA-PETA effort to end pesticide testing on animals

Leaders from the Humane Society and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals flanked Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler ...
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Avoid produce because of pesticides? No ‘sound science’ behind that recommendation, new report says

A new report from the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology aims to reduce consumers’ worries by describing how information ...
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Video: Naturopathic doctor challenges Environmental Working Group’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ scare campaign, says don’t fear trace pesticides on food

Today, I want to talk to you about something I recently changed my mind about. This .... might come off ...
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Viewpoint: Organic or conventional produce? Doesn’t matter—just eat more fruits and vegetables

All fruits and vegetables are good for you, but when people start talking about how to eat healthy, the word ...
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General Mills urges suppliers to cut glyphosate use, citing growing consumer pesticide fears

General Mills, like all companies, needs happy and satisfied customers. That’s why it’s asking suppliers, farmers who produce oats, wheat, ...
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Judge tosses glyphosate-in-Cheerios lawsuit for no evidence of ‘injury’

The active ingredient in popular weed killers, glyphosate, has gotten bad press lately .... Some advocacy groups are claiming that ...
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Food and farm groups combat activist effort to ban glyphosate from oat production

An effort by the Environmental Working Group seeks to eliminate the use of glyphosate in oat production, but farm and ...
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Podcast: Glyphosate-tainted breakfast? Plant geneticist Kevin Folta debunks fear-based CBS Roundup report

Does the network get it right? Not even close, says Folta ...
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Wheat producers urge EPA to reject activist petition banning pre-harvest glyphosate use on oats

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public comment on a September 2018 petition from several special interest groups to ...
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Summer is coming: Just how much sun can your DNA take before being damaged?

We're entering sunscreen season, which means 'high alert' for sun-related skin damage. How does our DNA impact our susceptibility? ...
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Washington Post dietitian: Environmental Working Group, activists irresponsibly fan fears by citing ‘scary-sounding’ but harmless chemicals in food

Would you worry if you knew your food contained sucrose octanoate esters or tocopherols? They might sound frightening, but don’t ...
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Podcast: Environmental Working Group’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ list is an unscientific scam

Scammers are having a moment. On this episode of Biotech Facts and Fallacies, plant scientist Steve Savage tackles scams within ...
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Viewpoint: California’s science-challenged Proposition 65 toxic chemical regulation act at center of ‘tort shakedown’ racket

My wife and I recently celebrated our one-year wedding anniversary in South Lake Tahoe, situated on the border of California ...
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Viewpoint: Politico veers again into pseudoscience and politics with another misleading glyphosate infographic

Once again, a website known for its political coverage proves itself unable to report on science-related issues ...
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Avoiding fruits and vegetables because of pesticides is bad for your health, dietitian warns

I wonder why during National Nutrition Month, when we dietitians are encouraging everyone to increase nutritious foods such as vegetables and fruits, ...
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Video: USDA GMO labeling rules favor agriculture industry over consumers, activist group says

New GMO food labels....are “provoking the ire of environmental groups who say the rules favor agriculture industry interests over environmental ...
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Environmental Working Group’s ‘Dirty Dozen’: If you eat 18,615 servings of kale daily, pesticides still won’t harm your health

[On March 20] the Environmental Working Group (EWG) [released] their so-called “dirty dozen” list. Before covering or using this “list,” ...