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Viewpoint: 3 biotech foods you can’t buy at Costco thanks to anti-GMO activism

The opponents of this method of improving food have been successful in suppressing even the most logical applications ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-GMO groups exploit COVID to block access to biotech crops

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on our lives in so many ways, including diminished social contact, disrupted ...
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48% of people globally say GM crops ‘unsafe to eat,’ Pew survey shows

A 20-public median of 48% say genetically modified, or GM, foods are unsafe to eat, while a much smaller median ...
Some African scientists fear the continent will be left behind as gene editing transforms food production

Some African scientists fear the continent will be left behind as gene editing transforms food production

Scientists in Africa are calling on their governments to ensure the continent isn’t left behind as gene editing revolutionizes food ...
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Podcast: One couple’s journey to vaccine skepticism; Partisan COVID science; Neophobia and GMOs

How do well-meaning, educated parents become vaccine skeptics? One hypothetical couple's journey may shed light on the process. Some scientists ...
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AquaBounty ‘on track’ to sell GM salmon by year’s end, despite court ruling calling for more environmental impact data

The FDA should have given more consideration to the risks genetically modified AquAdvantage salmon posed to wild populations before approving ...
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David v Goliath? What reporters and activists got wrong about 3 high-profile Monsanto patent suits

Anti-GMO folk hero and canola farmer Percy Schmeiser was the best-known avatar of the idea that Monsanto, now part of ...
Viewpoint: GM cotton failed India's farmers? Another study says yes, but relies on false assumptions and misinterpreted data

Viewpoint: GM cotton failed India’s farmers? Another study says yes, but relies on false assumptions and misinterpreted data

Insect-resistant Bt cotton has been the subject of controversial debates for many years. Bt cotton is one of the few ...
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‘If you have no food, you have hunger’: Why one Nigerian biotech scientist breeds drought-tolerant and biofortified corn

Nigerian scientist Dr. Sylvester Oikeh has long used his research prowess to advance healthy crops for humanitarian purposes. His motivation ...
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Conspiracy promoter Mike ‘Health Ranger’ Adams built online disinformation Natural News online empire that subverts science, report finds

Alternative health guru and conspiracy theorist Mike Adams, founder of the popular website Natural News, has been identified as the ...
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How needless precaution kept a GMO ‘superfood’ off the market: Q&A with Golden Rice author Ed Regis

Seeing what has happened to Golden Rice over the course of 20 years, nothing would surprise me going forward ...
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Judge orders FDA to assess potential impact of escaped GM AquAdvantage salmon on wild fish

The Food and Drug Administration must evaluate the risks posed if genetically engineered salmon escape into the wild, a federal ...
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Using GM crops to safely feed more people is a ‘no brainer,’ plant scientist says

Whether drought, disease, or simply increasing the efficiency of crops, [Borglaug Institute director Elsa] Murano and her colleagues work every ...
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COVID-19 pandemic may boost public acceptance of Ghana’s GM cowpea

The COVID-19 pandemic is increasing public interest in local food production, which may boost consumer acceptance of the insect-resistant genetically ...
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Gene-edited chrysanthemums illustrate how to prevent gene flow from GM plants to wild relatives

Researchers from Fukui Prefectural University and National Agriculture and Food Research Organization in Japan reported simultaneous TALEN-mediated knockout of chrysanthemum ...
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Kenya advances GM maize to improve yields, reduce pesticide use

Kenya advances GM maize to improve yields, reduce pesticide use

Kenya has taken a major step toward increasing its food and animal feed production, while reducing pesticide use, by planting ...
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Podcast: Some vaccine skeptics aren’t science deniers; Animal-free ice cream; Plant burgers are ‘meat’?

If you reject vaccines, you're a science denier! Not necessarily. Some people may have legitimate reasons to be skeptical. Scientists ...
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African biotechnology advance: Vaccine breakthrough could prevent ‘catastrophic’ tick-borne diseases that cost farmers $19B annually

Livestock breeding is expected to be one of the engines of economic growth in Africa as it struggles to recover ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-Monsanto biopic ‘Percy’ tells misleading tale about GMOs and seed patents

As any experienced moviegoer knows, "This film is based on a true story" is more of a disclaimer than a ...
Europe’s biodiversity faces grave threats, while pro-organic farm policies offer inadequate solutions

Europe’s biodiversity faces grave threats, while pro-organic farm policies offer inadequate solutions

The European Environment Agency (EEA) released its “State of Nature in the EU” report [October 19], revealing that wildlife species and natural ...
Viewpoint: Undue precaution—‘Achilles heel’ blocking expansion of biotech crops in Africa

Viewpoint: Undue precaution—‘Achilles heel’ blocking expansion of biotech crops in Africa

The application of GM technology is hailed as a major success in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, China, India, the ...
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Neophobia: The psychological barrier that inspires knee-jerk rejection of GMOs and other food technology

Psychologist Michael Siegrist and nutrition scientist Christina Hartmann have compiled research on the psychological and societal factors that influence consumer ...
US sugar industry flips the GMO script, hyping eco-benefits of glyphosate-tolerant crops

US sugar industry flips the GMO script, hyping eco-benefits of glyphosate-tolerant crops

[The US] sugar beet industry is flipping the narrative, capitalizing on what was once its Achilles heel — its universal ...
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AquaBounty identifies Kentucky location as possible site for 10,000 metric ton GMO salmon farm

[Aquabounty] announced that it has identified Mayfield, Kentucky as the potential location for its planned large-scale farm for the Company’s ...
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GMOs coming to Zimbabwe? Agriculture minister says climate change has made farm technology a necessity

While farmers are gripped with the conservation farming technique that is fronted by [Zimbabwe's] government and other private organizations through ...
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COVID halts global GM crop approvals, hitting poor farmers in developing countries hardest

The demand rising from COVID-19 has ramped up vaccines using various genetic modification technologies, but when it comes to agriculture, ...
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