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Consumers love technology, survey shows—but not when it comes to GMOs and farming

Technology in agriculture is how we’ll feed a growing population, make farming more sustainable and improve the lives of farm ...
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Viewpoint: Absolute opposition to GMOs, gene edited crops and pesticides threatens food security and harms the environment

Every time an outspoken pundit calls GMOs categorically unsafe it undermines decades of past and in-progress scientific research and reminds ...
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If Africa adopts biotech crops, will anti-GMO Europe retaliate against the continent’s most important trading partner?

How would Europe react if GMO crops became commonplace in Africa? ...
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Genetically modified mosquitoes are a small price to pay for malaria eradication

Will opponents of gene engineering deny prevention to suffering families? ...
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CRISPR immunizes potato against plant viruses, cutting production costs of globally important food crop

Society and the legislative authorities are often cynical about the presence of [transgenes] in GMOs. However, more advanced plant breeding ...
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Does Big Ag control farmers through seeds patents? Farmers don’t think so.

Farmers have a wide range of choices for seeds, including conventional and GMO. And most, for economic and performance rather ...
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3 common misconceptions about the ‘dangers’ of genetic engineering and GMOs

Here is the evidence to put these misconceptions to rest ...
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Africa edging toward greater acceptance of genetically engineered crops

Many African nations are increasingly listening to the scientific community rather than vocal opponents of GMOs ...
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Viewpoint: Like it or not, technology is what gives us the crops that we eat

The “natural narrative” on food packaging is a complete fiction ...
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Nigeria has its first GMO cowpea. The battle for public acceptance is just getting started

A war of words over a recently-released genetically modified cowpea has divided the Nigerian public and raised concerns about the ...
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Many people are confused and concerned about human gene editing. They might just need a ‘better understanding’ of how it works

Genome editing has struck a public nerve in a more profound way than most new medical technologies ...
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New biotech crop-breeding technologies struggle for traction across much of Africa

"Multinational companies from the developed world don’t want any scientific progress going on in Africa," says Ugandan researcher ...
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Viewpoint: Parents’ anti-GMO fervor just might contribute to children’s allergies

Eating organic and avoiding GMOs has no effect on food allergies. But the mentality underlying GMO avoidance and overly-protective parenting ...
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Viewpoint: Why we have to fight for what biotechnology can offer us

“Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.” That’s how fictional star ship captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek orders his tea, 300 years ...
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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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Viewpoint: Nigeria must rely on science to find its way through the GMO debate

The global evolution in science has lead to the emergence and adoption of agricultural biotechnology in some parts of the ...
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Viewpoint: We should just retire the whole ‘feed the world’ thing when it comes to promoting GMOs

How often do we hear something along the lines of "We won't be able to feed 10 billion people by ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-GMO activists crave a return to ‘simpler times’ in farming. Here’s why that would be disastrous.

The appeal of simpler times, as imagined by wealthy white guys ...
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Talking Biotech: Mark Lynas’ evolution from anti-GMO activist to GMO advocate

Writer Mark Lynas discusses his life as an anti-GMO activist, why he changed his mind, and his new book Seeds ...
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Viewpoint: Here’s why organic farming needs GMOs

“Civilization has been built on genetically modified plants.” — Nina V. Fedoroff, Mendel in the Kitchen: A Scientists View of Genetically ...
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Viewpoint: The faulty logic behind popular anti-GMO meme ‘it just feels right’

I don’t know about you, but I have never liked the sound the letters TO, TWO, and TOO makes. Maybe ...
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Nobel laureate Sir Richard Roberts: Uganda will remain trapped by food poverty if its leaders bow to anti-biotech activists

One of the main sources of nutrition for poor Ugandans, bananas, is on the verge of being wiped out by ...
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Europe missed out on GMO biotech revolution. What’s going to happen with gene editing?

As a plant geneticist in Europe, I must carefully pick my way through some of the most onerous constraints to ...
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GMO farming grows to record 457 million acres in 26 countries worldwide

The cultivation of genetically engineered (GMO) crops hit record levels in 2016, with 18 million farmers planting 185.1 million hectares ...
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Science communication 101: Being strategic isn’t unethical

Scientists interested in educating the public about controversial issues—such as GMOs—should focus on communication goals and strategies backed by social ...
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Talking Biotech: Science Moms documentary explores how parents can navigate GMO and food disinformation on the web

Filmmaker Natalie Newell: Despite the film being funded entirely by an online crowdfunding campaign, the Science Moms have been attacked ...
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Is organic farming sustainable? 5 carbon footprint challenges

Along with unsubstantiated claims of better nutrition and safety, supporters of organic farming often cite its lower carbon footprint as ...
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Viewpoint: Self-interest, rather than ignorance, key driver in GMO and climate change rejectionism

GMO opponents and climate change deniers often share a common characteristic -- their actions and decisions are driven by the ...