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Cognitive dissonance: Why some people ignore science and reject GMO safety

Logical, science-based arguments often seem to have no affect on people hardened in their opposition to GMOs. The reasons are ...
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Can water protect you from glyphosate ‘poisoning’? Gilles-Eric Séralini’s homeopathy “detox” hoax

The controversial French scientist fronts for a homeopathy company that has funded much of his research. What does mainstream science ...

Anti-biotech French scientist Séralini joins Indian campaign to block approval of GMO mustard

High-yielding GM Indian mustard technology and Dhara Hybrid Mustard-11 (DHM-11) is a path-breaking breakthrough in agriculture sector, developed indigenously by ...
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Emails show anti-GMO organic activists driving food and farming policy at Consumer Reports

Consumers Union says it's an unbiased and impartial voice for consumers. So why is one of its senior scientists secretly ...
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Do chimpanzees have a sense of spirituality?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. As the water tumbles ...

Jane Goodall amplifies glyphosate fears in interview with university newspaper

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In July 1960, Jane ...

Why is mainstream media promoting ‘quack’ anti-GMO book?

Anna Medaris Miller, writing for U. S. News and World report, gives what I hope was unintended free advertising to ...
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Jane Goodall decries GM proponents as ‘anti-science’

Dame Jane Goodall, the renowned primate expert, has condemned ‘deluded’ politicians for pushing ‘Frankenstein Food’. The highly respected academic has ...
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$25 million for “Factor GMO” study—Are the results pre-determined?

What anti-GMO activists are billing as the most expensive and comprehensive longterm study of the impact of GMO crops and ...

Kenya paying steep price for precipitous ban on GMO

In 2011, Kenya was poised to enter the club of GMO growing nations when the National Biosafety Authority affirmed the safety ...
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GMO crops produce poisonous gut E. Coli? Many faces of an important bacterium

Could a mutated form of E. Coli resulting from the cloning process used in creating GMOs get into the gut ...

Civic group accuses Taiwanese FDA of misleading with ad claiming GM foods do not cause cancer

The Homemakers United Foundation yesterday accused the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of trying to mislead the public by running ...
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Top GMO question consumers want answered: Do GMOs cause cancer?

It is telling that some consumers are most worried about cancer-causing GMOs when scientific evidence has pointed strongly otherwise: No, ...
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Does the Union of Concerned Scientists’s Doug Gurian-Sherman misrepresent GMOs?

Do advances in conventional breeding make genetic engineering unnecessary? That's the controversial claim by Union of Concerned Scientist's Doug Gurian-Sherman, ...
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How useful are animal studies for assessing GM foods?

If in doubt feed it to a rat and see what happens. So goes the philosophy of some risk assessment ...
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Ethics debate intensifies over retraction of flawed Séralini GMO rat study

While the mainstream science community has backed the decision by a prominent journal to withdraw and expunge from the records ...

Facing threatened food security, Kenyan officials recommend lifting ban on GMOs

Due to low harvests and bans on imported grains from surrounding countries, government officials are urging the Kenyan government to ...
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Scientists, journalists and farmers join lively GMO forum

The current Boston Review hosts a discussion forum about GMOs, where professionals in agriculture, journalism and academia respond ...
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Are engineered foods evil?—A reply to Scientific American’s David H. Freedman

A former Research Director of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research in France takes Scientific American to task for ...
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Elle’s botched response to previously botched anti-GMO story

Elle has had an opportunity to redress its botched GMO coverage by opening its pages to a genuine discussion of ...
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Being Gilles-Eric Seralini: Inside the mind of the anti-GM movement

Anti-GM activists live trapped in their own heads; All they can see and hear are their own slogans and conspiracy ...
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The Great Biotech Debate is Tuesday

The GLP's Jon Entine will be participating in The Great Biotechnology Debate at the CATO Institute tomorrow, alongside plant geneticists ...
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Anti-GMO leaders withdraw from ‘Great Biotech Debate’ — Forum will go on

Two leaders of the anti-biotech movement have dropped out the Great Biotech Debate, for dubious reasons, but the GLP and ...

Kenya: Biotech supporters lobby to overturn ban

The following is an edited excerpt. The supporters of biotechnology have launched a new offensive to overturn last November’s Cabinet ...
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Navigating the agricultural biotech minefield: When an MIT study is not an MIT study

Thanks to a credulous Reuters report, a shoddy piece of pseudoscience is making the rounds as “an MIT study” linking ...

Jane Goodall, anti-GMO writers show profound ignorance of basic biology

The following is an edited excerpt. It’s a sad day for the reality-based community, within the critiques of Jane Goodall’s new ...

Can the damage from agenda-driven junk science be undone?

But can the damage from the Seralini corn study be undone? It is far more probable that this “cancer link” ...

Scientists call out French researchers to release GMO test data

More than 700 scientists and academicians have signed petitions calling on French researcher Gilles-Eric Seralini to release research data behind ...