GMO social media battleground: Scientists and farmers using activist tactics to push back on disinformation deluge

GMO social media battleground: Scientists and farmers using activist tactics to push back on disinformation deluge

Luis Ventura | 
Social media has fundamentally changed how we communicate with each other. Much has been written about the negative consequences of ...
Gene-edited crops made in Latin America, for Latin American needs

Gene-edited crops made in Latin America, for Latin American needs

Luis Ventura | 
In recent years, precision biotechnologies have appeared on the Latin American horizon, introducing new ways to modify genomes affordably easily ...
Activists and 'celebrity figures' are turning public opinion against crop biotechnology in Mexico

Activists and ‘celebrity figures’ are turning public opinion against crop biotechnology in Mexico

Luis Ventura | 
On New Year’s Eve 2020, the Mexican government announced its plan to ban GMO corn and phase out GMO corn ...
Viewpoint: Seeds of science denialism in Latin America — The most influential anti-crop biotech groups trace their disinformation network to North America and Europe

Viewpoint: Seeds of science denialism in Latin America — The most influential anti-crop biotech groups trace their disinformation network to North America and Europe

Luis Ventura | 
Earlier in this series on anti-GMO activism in Latin America, we talked about some of the most influential and active ...
Farmers warn Mexico’s GM corn ban will raise food prices

Farmers warn Mexico’s GM corn ban will raise food prices

Luis Ventura | 
Mexico’s farmer associations are teaming up and pushing back through legal battles in opposition to a presidential decree to ban ...
International science denial: Top-5 activist groups spreading anti-GMO myths in Latin America

International science denial: Top-5 activist groups spreading anti-GMO myths in Latin America

Luis Ventura | 
The United States and Europe are home to some of the most influential anti-biotechnology advocacy groups in the world. They ...
Latin American researchers use gene editing to breed hardier crops

Latin American researchers use gene editing to breed hardier crops

Luis Ventura | 
Latin American researchers are using gene editing to breed hardier varieties of staple crops and fruits, according to an Alliance ...
Viewpoint: Eco-hypocrisy—Mexico bans GM corn and glyphosate to promote sustainability while subsidizing fossil fuels

Viewpoint: Eco-hypocrisy—Mexico bans GM corn and glyphosate to promote sustainability while subsidizing fossil fuels

Luis Ventura | 
Imagine for a moment that the US government banned smart phones and tablets and forced everyone to use home telephones ...
Viewpoint: Promoting science with ideology — Pro-GMO vegans use animal rights advocacy to boost vaccine, biotech acceptance

Viewpoint: Promoting science with ideology — Pro-GMO vegans use animal rights advocacy to boost vaccine, biotech acceptance

Luis Ventura | 
The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us that we are part of a living, evolving ecosystem and often at its mercy ...
Viewpoint: Promoting CRISPR crops at the expense of GMOs to appease activists undermines both technologies

Viewpoint: Promoting CRISPR crops at the expense of GMOs to appease activists undermines both technologies

Luis Ventura | 
In the span of a few short years, gene editing has allowed scientists to begin rapidly and cheaply improving food ...
Mexican farmers and scientists speak out against government’s anti-biotech agenda

Mexican farmers and scientists speak out against government’s anti-biotech agenda

Luis Ventura | 
The Mexican government’s nonstop attacks on genetically modified (GM) crops — resulting most recently in a ban on GM maize ...
Latin American researchers use gene editing to develop new crops that benefit farmers and consumers

Latin American researchers use gene editing to develop new crops that benefit farmers and consumers

Luis Ventura | 
Latin American farmers are partnering with scientists to create new crop varieties using gene-editing techniques such as CRISPR-CAS 9 in ...
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