Viewpoint: Mexico's 'cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face' glyphosate ban — Why prohibiting one of the safest herbicides in the world will dramatically increase the use of a demonstrably more harmful alternative

Viewpoint: Mexico’s ‘cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face’ glyphosate ban — Why prohibiting one of the safest herbicides in the world will dramatically increase the use of a demonstrably more harmful alternative

Marc Brazeau | 
It appears that the proposed Mexican government plan to ban all genetically engineered corn and the widely used herbicide glyphosate ...
Ideological rigidity is hampering efforts to leverage the regenerative agriculture 'revolution'. Here are two paths forward

Ideological rigidity is hampering efforts to leverage the regenerative agriculture ‘revolution’. Here are two paths forward

Marc Brazeau | 
Does regenerative agriculture require a completely new economics of farming to achieve scale? Or should the focus be on the ...
Viewpoint: Advocates for regenerative agriculture greet questions about its viability 'not with facts or science but with defensive hype'

Viewpoint: Advocates for regenerative agriculture greet questions about its viability ‘not with facts or science but with defensive hype’

Marc Brazeau | 
In Part One of this series, we looked at the historical reasons why interest in regenerative farming has eclipsed organic ...
The central challenge for regenerative agriculture advocates: Not undermining the movement by 'overselling' its limited and targeted advantages

The central challenge for regenerative agriculture advocates: Not undermining the movement by ‘overselling’ its limited and targeted advantages

Marc Brazeau | 
The term regenerative farming first popped up in the mainstream media in a 1987 New York Times article about what ...
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Regenerative agriculture: The movement dedicated to unseating intensive, ‘industrial farming’ by claiming it has comprehensive sustainability advantages

Marc Brazeau | 
For the last century, each generation has produced an alternative approach to farming that is aimed at a central challenge ...
The Green Revolution was built on manipulating genes to breed higher-yielding, disease resistant crops. Here's an ode to one of its pioneers, Sanjaya Rajaram

The Green Revolution was built on manipulating genes to breed higher-yielding, disease resistant crops. Here’s an ode to one of its pioneers, Sanjaya Rajaram

Marc Brazeau | 
Few people are aware of the heroes behind the surge in yields of wheat and other crops that began in ...
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Monsanto wrongly sued farmers for patent infringement? Federal courts put down David v Goliath myth for good

Marc Brazeau | 
Does greedy Monsanto sue small-time farmers for patent infringement because their fields are accidentally contaminated with the company's GM seeds? ...
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How the pigweed Palmer amaranth became a ‘super weed’—and what it tells us about preventing herbicide resistance

Marc Brazeau | 
Bound up with the bad news of super weeds is good news for farmers -- a window of opportunity ...
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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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Conservation agriculture and why we must move beyond the organic vs. conventional debate

Marc Brazeau | 
How can journalists navigate the 'pitched battle' between organic advocates and biotechnology? Focus on real measures of sustainability, not polemical ...
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Edible cotton: How genetically modified cottonseed could revolutionize food and feed production

Marc Brazeau | 
Here’s a somewhat boring fact you might already know about cotton: It doesn't make a good food, for humans or ...
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Farmers consider a world without glyphosate—and it’s less than ideal

Marc Brazeau | 
"More glufosinate, maybe more paraquat." "I would have to find a different burn down chemical, likely paraquat. Would use more ...
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Viewpoint: We should just retire the whole ‘feed the world’ thing when it comes to promoting GMOs

Marc Brazeau | 
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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Mythbusting gone wrong: How the ‘dangerous’ organic pesticide myth began

Marc Brazeau | 
One of the things that surprised me in researching this story was that I could not find a single organic-approved ...
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A behind the scenes look at pesticide use in organic orchards, vineyards and fresh produce

Marc Brazeau | 
This is part three of a four-part series attempting to separate fact from fiction regarding pesticide use on organic farms ...
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4 things that led to the myth that organic farmers use more pesticides than conventional farmers

Marc Brazeau | 
This is part two of a four-part series attempting to separate fact from fiction regarding pesticide use on organic farms ...
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Do organic farmers really use more pesticides than conventional farmers? Not even close.

Marc Brazeau | 
This is part one of a four-part series attempting to separate fact from fiction regarding pesticide use on organic farms ...
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Viewpoint: Here’s what’s wrong with study suggesting glyphosate damages our gut health

Marc Brazeau | 
Can glyphosate impact gut health? The Guardian reports on a team of scientists who claim to have demonstrated that it ...
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Agricultural biotechnologies that improved safety, yields, food security in developing nations

Marc Brazeau | 
This is the third in a three-part series making the case that the development of the biotech traits for insect ...
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Delving into the GMO traits that cut back pesticide impacts globally

Marc Brazeau | 
This is the second in a three-part series making the case that the development of the biotech traits for insect ...
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Let’s recognize Roundup Ready and Bt crops as major contributions to sustainable farming

Marc Brazeau | 
This is the first in a three-part series making the case that the development of biotech traits for insect resistance ...
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Making sense of the patchwork US regulatory system for genetically engineered crops and animals

Marc Brazeau | 
The faster-growing genetically engineered AquaAdvantage Salmon took 20 years of regulatory scrutiny to gain approval, while the non-browning gene-silenced Arctic ...
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Meat wars: Sourcing from animals may not be what distinguishes meat from ‘meat alternatives’

Marc Brazeau | 
The US Cattlemen's Association is making a pre-emptive strike against potentially misleading marketing for the next wave of meat alternatives ...
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GMO labeling emerges as hot-button issue in organic and conventional food industry fights

Marc Brazeau | 
Editor's note: This article is part three of a three-part series by Marc Brazeau on his 2018 predictions on food, ...
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How consumer-friendly GMO foods could change minds about biotech crops and animals

Marc Brazeau | 
Editor's note: This article is part two of a three-part series by Marc Brazeau on his 2018 predictions on food, ...
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Could 2018 mark the end of the anti-GMO movement?

Marc Brazeau | 
Editor's note: This article is part one of a three-part series by Marc Brazeau on his 2018 predictions on food, ...
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