GLP podcast: Greenpeace v Golden Rice; Vaccine side effects—myth or reality? Objective truth under fire

GLP podcast: Greenpeace v Golden Rice; Vaccine side effects—myth or reality? Objective truth under fire

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
The Philippines has finally approved Golden Rice, and Greenpeace is doing everything in its power to reverse the decision. A ...
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Podcast: GMOs = colonialism? CRISPR-edited eggs; sustainable shoes made from fungi

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
Distribution of genetically engineered crops to developing countries proves that "colonialism in science is still alive and well," alleges one ...
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Viewpoint: Are GMOs a corporate ploy to colonize developing countries? Is vitamin-A enhanced Golden Rice a plot by ‘Western entities’ to control global agriculture? Here are the facts bungled in Slate commentary.

Cameron English | 
Western scientists who introduce biotech crops into developing nations are paternalistic colonizers. While they claim to be helping farmers in ...
Golden Rice could fight deadly vitamin A deficiency now. Why do farmers have to wait another 3 years to grow it?

Golden Rice could fight deadly vitamin A deficiency now. Why do farmers have to wait another 3 years to grow it?

Matthew Rees, Phil Harvey | 
It’s one of the world’s most preventable tragedies. Every year, as many as 500,000 children go blind because their diet ...
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GM Golden Rice commercialization in Philippines ‘far from reality,’ may be delayed until 2023

Jasper Arcalas | 
At a virtual news briefing on [Nov. 23], PhilRice Healthier Rice Project Leader Dr. Renante L. Ordonio said everyone has ...
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How needless precaution kept a GMO ‘superfood’ off the market: Q&A with Golden Rice author Ed Regis

Cameron English, 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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Viewpoint: Why grow GMOs? To prevent cancer, pesticide poisoning and farmer suicides

Stuart Smyth | 
Activists who desperately cling to lies about the risks of GM crops are now the ones who look 'very stupid.' ...
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Biotech experts push back after week-long protest to block Philippines Golden Rice approval

Pearly Neo | 
Golden Rice is any rice variety that has been genetically modified to include two genes (from maize and soil bacteria) ...
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In effort to block Philippines’ GMO Golden Rice, activists falsely link nutrition-enhanced staple to COVID

Cameron English | 
Anti-biotech groups in the Philippines are trying to link the COVID-19 pandemic to Golden Rice as part of a week-long ...
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Low-hanging fruit: How the first generation of GMO crops yielded massive economic and environmental benefits

Nina Fedoroff | 
There are still no widely available GM varieties of either wheat or rice, the second and third most widely grown ...
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Viewpoint: Developing countries begin rejecting anti-GMO ‘fearmongering’ to reap benefits of biofortified crops

Oliver Peoples | 
Gene and genome editing for crops has been presented as a reasonable solution to create healthier, more plentiful food but ...
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Podcast: How to build a coronavirus; alcohol doesn’t shrink your brain; and locusts threaten famine in East Africa

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
Kevin Folta and Cameron English break down four of the latest headlines from the world of genetics and biotech ...
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Biofortification from Golden Rice and other biotech crops could help cut $3.5 trillion lost annually to malnutrition

Ajay Kohli, Joanna Dupont-Inglis | 
Over two billion people worldwide continue to suffer from hidden hunger, or the lack of essential micronutrients, which impairs the ...
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GMO Golden Rice meets safety standards set by Philippines, Bangladesh, and Indonesia, assessment shows

Norman Oliva | 
Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) persists as a major public health nutrition problem, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Severe ...
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Viewpoint: At least 200,000 people die every year GMO Golden Rice is kept off the market

Matt Ridley | 
This is not a story of incompetence and ignorance, but of an antediluvian hostility to science and technology ...
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Neurologist Steven Novella: Greenpeace opposition to Golden Rice approval will be ‘enduring stain’ on activist group’s reputation

Steven Novella | 
[T]he Philippines have just approved Golden Rice as safe for human and animal consumption .... The Philippines is the first ...
Anti-GMO groups in the Philippines launch campaign challenging Golden Rice approval

Anti-GMO groups in the Philippines launch campaign challenging Golden Rice approval

Renzo Acosta | 
The Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG) condemned [Dec. 19] the approval of the genetically-modified crop [Golden ...
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Philippines is first! Long-delayed Vitamin A-enhanced Golden Rice greenlighted, bucking activist opposition

Adrian Dubock, Ingo Potrykus, Peter Beyer | 
The fortified food addresses vitamin A deficiency, which kills an estimated 670,000 children each year ...
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Golden Rice inventors: ‘Why our life-saving GMO crop is still not getting to the impoverished people who need it’

Adrian Dubock, Ingo Potrykus, Peter Beyer | 
Until science-based policy overrules a smear campaign against Golden Rice, VAD-induced death and blindness will continue ...
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Philippines approves nutritionally-enhanced GMO Golden Rice for human consumption

After rigorous biosafety assessment, Golden Rice “has been found to be as safe as conventional rice" by the Philippine Department ...
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Golden Rice approval in Bangladesh hits temporary snag but approval in early 2020 and planting by 2021 on track

Siobhán Dunphy | 
Golden Rice was developed almost two decades ago by biologists Prof Ingo Potrykus of the Institute of Plant Sciences in ...
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GMOs are ‘substantially equivalent’ to conventional foods. Should they face reduced regulations?

Marc Brazeau | 
There really is no tension between patenting plants that are also found by the FDA to be substantially equivalent ...
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Bangladesh GMO Golden Rice approval was expected in November, but regulatory hurdles remain

Erik Stokstad | 
Soon. That has long been scientists' answer when asked about the approval of Golden Rice, a genetically modified (GM) crop ...
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Biofortified CRISPR-edited rice could help battle global vitamin A deficiency

Genome editing could be an alternative approach to improve the vitamin A content of crops, according to a study by ...
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Food safety officials reject Golden Rice-cancer link as Philippines inches toward commercializing the GMO crop

Vincent Galang | 
GOLDEN RICE, developed by biotechnologists to address Vitamin A deficiency, is still in the process of completing field trials before ...
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Bangladesh could approve GMO Golden Rice in November 2019—after 10-year delay caused by regulation, activism

Ed Regis | 
By [November 15], Bangladesh’s agriculture minister is expected to announce the approval of “golden rice" for sale and use, making ...
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