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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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Viewpoint: Science denialism threatens the potential of gene-edited crops

Undermining science that does not fit into one's intellectual or political framework is dangerous ...
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Anti-GMO forces target New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) despite similarities to conventional crops

The same meritless arguments leveled against GMOs resurface for New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) ...
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Education, politics, religion may have no impact on our acceptance of GMOs

A study examining the public's 2006 views on GMOs offers a glimpse into the evolution of the ongoing debate over ...
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Neonicotinoid insecticides threaten birds? Friends of the Earth botches the science, entomologist says

Usually the Friends of the Earth emails are about some environmental cause that makes me chuckle. They’re always on the ...
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Why do we need GMOs if we already grow enough food to feed the world?

The world produces enough food to feed everyone, but what does that really mean, considering abundant food in the west ...
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Viewpoint: Farmers’ crops are failing, and Europe’s precautionary assault on neonicotinoid insecticides is to blame

Farmers will never forget the last five years of incompetence from the European Commission ...
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Scientists battle for consumer approval as crop gene-editing revolution advances

Genome, or gene, editing is regarded by scientists as the biggest technical advance in bioscience since “recombinant DNA” technology — ...
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Viewpoint: A closer look at Friends of the Earth’s study that found ‘toxic’ pesticides in food

Friends of the Earth....teased us in a media kit with the promise of a science study about finding various weedkillers ...
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New study hyping health benefits of organic food is more marketing than science, biologist argues

How do you know when a "study" isn't really a study? When the people who performed it wrote up a ...
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Examining 10 science challenged ‘studies’ suggesting GMOs are harmful

The blog "10 Scientific Studies Proving GMOs Can Be Harmful To Human Health" is now a fixture on cyberspace. A ...
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A farmer’s ‘naughty list’: Activists, celebrities and lawyers who spread the most misinformation in 2018

That’s right: it’s almost time for the jolly old fat man to visit homes around the world to deliver presents ...
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Viewpoint: UN should reject a proposed ban on gene drives

A draft resolution would revise the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity to call on governments to "refrain from" releasing organisms containing engineered ...
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Let’s say we can force the mosquito into extinction — should we do it?

Not many people like mosquitoes. So why not eliminate them? Newer techniques like CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing may make this possible ...
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Ugandan researchers hit the road to battle anti-GMO propaganda

As Uganda continues to grapple with its biotech future, scientists have launched an initiative to help local farmers better understand ...
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Embracing biotech crops and why Nigeria’s GMO fight is far from over

In July, Nigeria took a significant step down the biotech road by approving its first commercially available GMO crop, offering ...
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All-veggie ‘Impossible burger’ targeted by PETA’s cancer claims

Imagine sinking your teeth into a nice, juicy hamburger. Then, imagine being told that the hamburger isn't made from beef ...
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GMO critics in Germany seeking special tax in bid for greater control over biotech offerings

With a new initiative, NGOs in Germany are seeking authority over the approval of biotechnology products such as pharmaceuticals and ...
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Impossible Foods exec: Environmentalist opponents are on ‘wrong side of history’

For more than a year, the nongovernmental organization Friends of the Earth (FOE) has been trying to malign and defame ...
Science setback? What's next now that European court rules gene-edited crops are GMOs?

Science setback? What’s next now that European court rules gene-edited crops are GMOs?

With the European court ruling that CRISPR crops and other gene-edited foods must be treated as classic transgenic GMOs, scientists worry ...
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How Anti-GMO Advocates Hijacked German science, Blocking Agricultural Innovation and Threatening the CRISPR Revolution: A Farmer’s Perspective

Susanne Günther, Farmer, Blogger, and Winner of the InnoPlanta Prize for Objective Reporting on Modern Plant Breeding | July 12, ...
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Impossible Foods: Friends of the Earth is ‘anti-science fundamentalist’ group

For more than a year, the non-governmental organization Friends of the Earth (FOE) has been trying to malign and defame ...
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Why is the Impossible Burger under attack by anti-GMO groups?

The food start-up’s success is undeniable — and a noticeable affront to Big Meat — but Impossible Foods’ hasty rise has also ...
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Gene Drive Files ‘cabal’—and biotech rejectionist efforts to derail research on technology with potential to fight crop pests

The email came from Roylan Saah, coordinator of Genetic Biocontrol of Invasive Rodents at Island Conservation, a non-profit dedicated to ...
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Viewpoint: Friends of the Earth ignores organic pesticides harmful to bees

Friends of the Earth Canada is calling on Ontario Minister of the Environment Chris Ballard to investigate the sale of ...
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Genetically engineered AquaBounty salmon ready for US market, but caught in Congressional ‘sausage grinder’

“Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.” The true version of ...
Viewpoint: How European activists lobby for a glyphosate ban despite findings of its safety

Viewpoint: How European activists lobby for a glyphosate ban despite findings of its safety

In January, the European Parliament announced that it will set up a Special Committee on the Union’s authorization procedure for ...
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Genetic engineering promises cornucopia of future products—but biotechnology critics take lethal aim

Genetic engineering may soon be giving us products that appear to be pulled from the realm of science fiction. Researchers ...