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Responding to Senator Schumer’s demand for glyphosate data, FDA says it found ‘no pesticide residue violations’

[The recent] media frenzy — and large dose of scientific criticism — over the Environmental Working Group’s glyphosate residues report, ...
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Organic pet food is ‘considerably more expensive’ than traditional alternatives but nutrient benefits insignificant

Perceived as being healthier alternatives to conventionally farmed foods, organics are often significantly more expensive – according to Consumer Reports, ...
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The disconnect between predictions of a ‘bee-apocalypse’ and rising bee populations

Media stories around bee-apocalypse and imminent collapse of the human food system require a dose of reality. ... There are ...
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Nigerian biotech startup introduces produce coating to combat malnutrition in Africa

Nigerian biotech startup Coating+ ....  has created a transparent gelatinous coating that is sprayed onto fresh fruit and vegetables to prolong their shelf ...
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Europe’s decision to reject gene edited crops signals it is losing its commitment to sustainable agriculture

At the same time as Swedish agriculture is affected by the worst drought in recent memory, the European Court of ...
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The next food revolution: Brought to you by CRISPR gene editing

Crispr has the potential to boost yields, disease resistance, and taste, and even tackle allergens like gluten. It could radically ...
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If every country ate like America, the world would run out of farmland, study claims

If everybody in the world adopted the North American diet, there would be a shortage of land .... a new ...
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5 ways the USDA could resolve challenges surrounding ‘bioengineered’ food labels

Two years ago, President Obama signed the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law (NBFDL) into law, requiring food manufacturers to disclose the presence ...
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What is ‘clean eating’? Consumers say popular marketing trend is ‘confusing’ and ‘pretentious’

While phrases such as ‘eating clean’ are starting to appear more frequently in consumer marketing, Mintel research shows some consumers ...
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Viewpoint: Dicamba is controversial, but herbicide’s benefits outweigh its costs

.... Palmer Amaranth, Tall Waterhemp, and Giant Ragweed .... they’re among the worst invaders in a farmer’s soybean fields—prolific weeds that ...
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Viewpoint: Farmers turn to social media to educate public about exaggerated benefits of organic and non-GMO labeled foods

Years ago, before I fell in love with a farmer and became one myself, I was a big-city girl who ...
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Agricultural innovation raises thorny ethical questions about overconsumption in the western world

Scientists at the Department of Agrobiotechnology research facility in the Vienna University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Tulln, ...
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Talking Biotech: Probing the psychology of consumers who fear GMOs

Why do consumers fear technologies that have generated an abundant food supply? Economist Dr. David Just explains how emotion influences ...
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‘Factory farms wreck the environment’ and other myths farmers are tired of hearing

Here are [some] of the biggest myths spread on social media and in the mainstream media, and some stuff we ...
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Former Monsanto CTO Robb Fraley: Here’s why GMO labels deceive consumers

Imagine that some enterprising souls in the U.S. decide one day that shoes are bad, and begin drumming up support and ...
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Viewpoint: Stonyfield Organic enlisted ‘rapid response team’ of academics to ‘scare people’ about GMOs

2015 was the peak of the GMO labeling debate. Bills were being thrown around at both the state and federal ...
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Viewpoint: By ‘shutting the door’ on crop gene editing, Europe shows its biotech regulations deeply flawed

The European Court of Justice has made an important ruling on genetically modified crops. Since 2003, new crop varieties produced by ...
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Talking Biotech: How scientists outsmart cancer-causing fungi that threaten our food supply

Alfatoxins are a significant threat to human health and world food security. They are naturally-occurring toxic compounds produced by the ...
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Viewpoint: Despite what you might hear, food irradiation is safe—and necessary

Take a good look at those crisp lettuce leaves in your salad, or consider the barley that has gone into ...
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Viewpoint: Here’s how to separate science from marketing hype on food labels

If your head starts spinning when trying to make healthy and budget-friendly food choices, you’re not alone. Take a look ...
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How biotechnology can help feed a growing world population

According to the U.N., the world’s population is expected to grow to 9.7 billion in 2050 and further increase to 11.2 billion ...
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Organic industry splinters as USDA ‘bioengineered’ labeling initiative progresses

Richmond-based Nature's Path Foods, a leading organic breakfast company in North America, has recently announced its resignation from the Organic ...
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Viewpoint: CRISPR-edited tomatoes illustrate our newfound power to ‘transform our food’

LIKE ANY SELF-RESPECTING farmer, Zachary Lippman was grumbling about the weather. Stout, with close-cropped hair and beard, Lippman was standing ...
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‘War of words’ over what to call lab-grown meat exposes divide in America’s food culture

On [July 12th], in a small but packed auditorium, the FDA convened a public meeting about lab-grown meat—but you wouldn’t ...
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Viewpoint: Consumers with special dietary needs forced to buy overpriced, less nutritious ‘non-GMO’ foods

Because of a tick-borne disease I contracted last year, I am no longer able to eat beef, pork, or dairy products ...
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Talking Biotech: How USAID uses GMO crops to improve food security around the world

USAID science advisor Angela Records: Disease-resistant GMO cassava, bananas show promise in improving food security in developing countries ...
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