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Viewpoint: How the ‘Food Justice’ movement reinforces inequality while doing little to improve health outcomes

It’s not clear what concept of justice this activism actually serves ...
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Reconsidering LSD and other psychedelic drugs for treating depression and anxiety

There is a movement underway to reconsider how LSD and other psychedelic drugs are regulated. If restrictions were loosened, these ...
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Golden Rice: The GMO crop loved by humanitarians, opposed by Greenpeace

Golden Rice is back in the news as the Philippines and Bangladesh move closer towards approval of the GMO food ...
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Golden Rice is coming. Finally! Will it be the game-changer hinted at for almost 20 years?

Having a staple crop that delivers adequate nutrition is a necessary precondition to fixing poverty ...
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Golden Rice misinformation: FDA debunks Michael Pollan, Independent Science News

On May 24, 2018 the FDA approved Golden Rice for consumption in the USA, a curious move, because we will ...
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Organic vs conventional food fight: Focus on pesticides distracts from real environmental problems

Has GMO use really led to a “flood” of pesticide use, as critics contend? That’s not what the data show ...
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Is monoculture a bad thing? It’s time to revise simplistic ideological narrative

Biotech critics frequently claim that conventional agriculture and GMOs promote monoculture farming, which is harmful to biodiversity. A closer look ...
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Review of Whitewash (or Hogwash?): Carey Gillam’s glyphosate book betrays science, undermines our understanding of cancer

Last fall a new book hit the shelves, timed to coincide with public hearings on the European Union’s re-authorization of ...
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Does GMO corn increase crop yields? 21 years of data confirm it does—and provides substantial health benefits

While many studies show that genetically modified crops contribute to yield gains, GMO critics say that they don’t. Such claims, ...
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‘GMOs Revealed’: Documentary series delivers familiar arguments from the fringe

Multi-part documentary series will be rolled out over nine days, offering familiar voices from the anti-GMO fringe ...
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Food Evolution director Scott Hamilton Kennedy: ‘I wanted to reset the debate’ over food and farming

Oscar-nominated director talks with the Genetic Literacy Project about the reaction his documentary has received, both from GMO critics and ...
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Making the case for sustainability in ‘industrial agriculture’

Attacks on GMOs are often a proxy for criticisms of globalization, synthetic chemicals and what has come to be called ...
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Berkeley professor Zilberman: No, Michael Pollan, Food Evolution movie is not ‘propaganda’

[Editor's note: David Zilberman is a professor of agriculture and resource economics at the University of California Berkeley.] Food Evolution is a ...
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Monoculture: Do intensive farming and GMOs really threaten biodiversity?

Many critics claim GMOs increase the practice of monoculture cropping, but is this accurate? Does intensive farming damage our land ...
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Opinion: GMO opponents in ‘frenzied heat’ trying to discredit Food Evolution movie

Michael Pollan, Marion Nestle and other anti-GMO activists have complained that the documentary Food Evolution is nothing more than a ...
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Foodie Michael Pollan and 45 researchers dismiss Food Evolution doc as ‘a piece of propaganda’

[Editor's note: The following is part of a letter signed by 45 academics including University of California-Berkeley professor Michael Pollan, ...
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‘Shockumentary’: How to spot fear-based movies about food and farming

It seems as though every year a food “shockumentary” comes out (GMO OMG, Forks Over Knives, Food Inc etc). I’ve ...
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Bias at The New York Times? Stephanie Strom botches report on bees and neonicotinoid pesticides

Covering food and modern farming has not been the New York Times' strong point, writes GLP's Jon Entine. Is the ...
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Will Biotechnology Regulations Squelch Food and Farming Innovation?

The GLP's 18-part 5-week series -- GMO: Beyond the Science -- begins with a look at the regulatory web that ...
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Scientist for hire? Does anti-neonic activist David Goulson produce pre-determined ‘research’ for funders?

Leading UK sustainability researcher embroiled in a scandal over alleged manipulation of European bee health advisory group takes NGO advocacy ...
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Monoculture: Is it really the problem ‘intensive agriculture’ critics make it out to be?

Editor's note: The author of this piece is Andrew Kniss, associate professor of weed biology & ecology at the University of Wyoming ...
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How Michael Pollan and the ‘foodie’ movement hurt small farmers

...[I]n some ways I am glad the "foodie" movement encouraged people to learn more about agriculture and how farmers provide the ...

Rift between realists and idealists in food movement threatens to undermine it

When acclaimed food reform writer, Michael Pollan, recently published a lengthy article critical of the Obama food reform legacy, he exposed a ...
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Mark Bittman: Obama ‘did virtually nothing in eight years’ on food policy

...[L]ike nearly every election before it, the current one has been nearly 100 percent free of any debate around the ...
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Michael Pollan gets it wrong: Big Ag not the villain

Journalist Michael Pollan deserves credit for elevating the national conversation about food... But his latest piece in the New York Times ...
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Michael Pollan claims ‘Big Food’ out-lobbies the ‘food movement’

Simply put, [Big Food] is the $1.5 trillion industry that grows, rears, slaughters, processes, imports, packages and retails most of the ...

Processed food, GMO ingredients safer than what your grandmother ate

Labels on food came about in the United States from the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938. . . ...
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10 years after Michael Pollan’s ‘Omnivore’s Dilemma’ unleashed ‘anti-GMO paranoia,’ science innovation continues

Penguin Books is releasing a special tenth-anniversary edition of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, by Michael Pollan, with a new foreword by ...
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