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California bill would curb open records requests used to harass biotech, public health researchers

Corporations and activists from the left and the right are abusing open records laws to harass public university researchers. A ...
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Talking Biotech: Corporations corrupt science research? What are real conflicts of interest?

A closer look at how money influences science ...
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Abuse of open records requests by activists, corporations threatens government transparency, report shows

Dennis J. Ventry Jr., a law professor at the University of California, Davis, drew the ire of tax preparation companies ...
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UC Davis animal geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam: The science advocate anti-GMO groups love to hate

In the contentious arena of livestock breeding and biotechnology, Dr. Alison L. Van Eenennaam has emerged as a tireless advocate for getting ...
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Viewpoint: Europe’s anti-GMO activists copy smear tactics of extremist US organic lobbyists

Some bad ideas have originated in America. Reality television, spray-on cheese, pineapple pizza, and deep-fried Hostess Twinkies come to mind. But the ...
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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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Double standard? Facing FOIA demand, California sides with anti-chemical professor, blocking email release

Why did the University of California reject a Freedom of Information request for an "anti-chemical" professor's emails, while handing over ...
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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 ...
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Anti-GMO activists use FOIA to bully mother-scientist nutrition and lactation expert

USRTK has wielded FOIA requests as a weapon to bully scientists. Michelle McGuire, a globally respected nutrition expert, is the ...
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A warning for science teachers? Biotech scientists and the Freedom of Information Act

A several months ago, scientists came under attack using the Freedom of Information Act. Scientist Kevin Folta tweeted this graphic that has ...