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Should you worry about pesticides in fruits and vegetables? 96.8% of domestic food below legal residue limits, FDA reports

The vast majority of foods sampled for pesticides in the 2018 fiscal year contained residues within EPA tolerances, the Food ...
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Podcast: ‘Clean’ wine isn’t so clean; FDA blocks hemophilia gene therapy; Universal flu vaccine?

Actress Cameron Diaz and fashion entrepreneur Katherine Power are marketing a new brand of "clean" wine using long-debunked claims about ...
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FDA launches high-school curriculum to teach students about GMOs, CRISPR

Food agriculture is a topic of great interest to farmers, consumers, scientists, educators, and many people of all ages. After ...
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Judge may reject FDA AquaBounty GMO salmon approval, citing risk to ‘local ecology’

At a hearing [August 25], U.S. District Judge Vincent Chhabria said he’s concerned that AquaBounty, the biotech company behind the ...
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Do fast food takeout wrappers and containers harbor harmful chemicals?

The containers that hold your takeout dinner may harbor an invisible threat: fluorinated compounds that persist in our bodies long ...
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Viewpoint: Fast-growing GMO salmon poised to hit US stores in 2020, but why did it take 30 years?

In a few months, the first transgenic (GMO) salmon will be sold in the US, produced in an AquaBounty farms ...
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More meat with less environmental impact? CRISPR and one gene change could improve the sustainability of beef production

Scientists at the University of California, Davis, have successfully produced a bull calf, named Cosmo, who was genome-edited as an ...
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Viewpoint: Are synthetic food additives dangerous? Here’s the science anti-chemical activists ignore

Always take chemical advice from EWG with a grain of (inorganic) salt ...
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Trump administration pushing FDA to re-authorize hydroxychloroquine based on recent questionable study

[Trade advisor Peter Navarro is pushing for] a second emergency authorization for the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine to treat covid-19, the ...
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FDA shuts down sales of homeopathic shots containing toxic lead, mercury, strychnine

[The FDA cracked down] on four homeopathic companies selling injectable products said to contain highly toxic substances, including lead, mercury, ...
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Viewpoint: Without modern, industrial farming, pandemic would have claimed many more lives

In November of 2019 The Atlantic asked "experts" what they would change if they could go back in time. The ...
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FDA won’t approve a coronavirus vaccine unless there is ‘clearly demonstrated proof’ it’s effective

[A coronavirus vaccine must] be at least 50% more effective than a placebo in preventing the disease [to be FDA ...
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Is the FDA facing political pressure to rush through approval of untested COVID-19 vaccines to fit Trump’s political schedule?

President Donald Trump has promised that there will be a coronavirus vaccine before the year is out. But public health ...
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University coalition launches Gene Editing Task Force to advise FDA on animal biotech regulation

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) today announced the ...
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Drug factories: GMOs and gene editing are poised to transform medicine. Here’s how.

On the hunt for plant-produced vaccines ...
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Podcast: Ban ‘factory farming’? GMO mosquitoes coming this summer; anti-biotech groups aren’t ‘grassroots’

As clinical trials begin of several candidate coronavirus vaccines, a former FDA scientist says the agency could speed up its ...
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Viewpoint: The real ‘dirty dozen’? 12 organic foods that could make you sick in 2020

It is that time of year again. The Environmental Working Group put out their annual list of food it considers ...
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Abbott expects to ship 90 million coronavirus antibody tests over next two months after FDA grants emergency approval

The Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization for Abbott Laboratories’ new coronavirus test that detects Covid-19 antibodies.... Abbott ...
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USDA, FDA should streamline ‘fragmented’ lab-grown meat regulation, Government Accountability Office finds

General information about the process of making cell-cultured meat—food products grown from the cells of livestock, poultry, and seafood—is available ...
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US government launches GMO website, may allow GM crops in some wildlife refuges

While much of the United States government’s recent activity has focused on COVID-19, some agencies are continuing their work in ...
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Emergency FDA authorization of remdesivir expected after experimental coronavirus drug shows promise in trial

The F.D.A. plans to announce ... an emergency use authorization for remdesivir, an experimental antiviral drug that is being tested ...
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‘A cleaner kill’: Harnessing the body’s immune system to battle cancer

What if your immune system could kill cancers in the same way it does colds and flu? This concept may ...
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Can we trust coronavirus antibody tests never reviewed by the FDA?

The Food and Drug Administration, criticized for slowness in authorizing tests to detect coronavirus infections, has taken a strikingly different ...
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Will CRISPR spawn a new wave of crop biotech innovation despite regulatory hurdles?

The fact that gene-edited crops can be indistinguishable at the molecular level from those that occur in nature or are ...
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FDA has ‘no objections’ to lab-made dairy proteins produced with GMO microbes

Perfect Day, a startup producing milk proteins via microbial fermentation (minus the cows), has secured a coveted ‘no questions/objections’ letter ...
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Viewpoint: Excessive animal biotech rules hinder our efforts to battle coronavirus

To help the U.S. better prepare for the future, we need changes to the U.S. animal biotechnology regulatory system. The ...
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FDA halts food manufacturing facility inspections to slow coronavirus spread

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to “flatten the curve,” the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is halting ...
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Viewpoint: Watch out for ‘charlatans and scammers’ touting coronavirus cures

The coronavirus pandemic has the whole world's attention. For now, there's no treatment and definitely no cure for COVID-19, the ...