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Do vaccines contain glyphosate? Anti-GMO claim requires ‘very unlikely scenario’

Many GMO critics believe that vaccines are contaminated with glyphosate. A look at how vaccines are made and how glyphosate ...
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NY Times’ Eric Lipton defends anti-biotech, anti-vax Moms Across America, which harasses scientists

Journalists like Eric Lipton need to recognize where the real danger lies ...
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Viewpoint: Debunking 6 activist ‘lies’ about the GMO Impossible burger

A look at some persistent lies about bio-engineered soy ...
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Glyphosate-tainted burgers? Impossible Foods rebuffs Moms Across America’s latest anti-GMO campaign

“Moms Across America” has escalated a year-long campaign against Impossible Foods to push its anti-vaccine, anti-GMO agenda to anyone gullible ...
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Plant scientist Kevin Folta: Claims about glyphosate in orange juice are ‘brilliantly devious’

Since 2013 the science communication community and wacky food activists learned something important — you can fill a table with creepy numbers, ...
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Viewpoint: Activists promotion of ‘fog of misinformation’ about GMOs challenges science communicators

Activists spend all day peddling nonsense. If they spent that kind of time on constructive issues…sigh. [A] local radio station ...
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Viewpoint: Consumers Union calls Zen Honeycutt ‘a loon,’ but still promotes her anti-GMO message

Michael Hansen is a senior scientist for Consumers Union, the consumer advocacy group that publishes Consumer Reports. He has also ...
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Roundup in breast milk? Disturbing new details in the plot to discredit nutritionist Shelley McGuire

In July 2015, Michelle (Shelley) McGuire, a nutrition professor and lactation expert then at Washington State University (WSU), was targeted ...
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Viewpoint: Consumers with special dietary needs forced to buy overpriced, less nutritious ‘non-GMO’ foods

Because of a tick-borne disease I contracted last year, I am no longer able to eat beef, pork, or dairy products ...
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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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Anti-GMO group Moms Across America attacks food brands over trace parts per billion of glyphosate

[G]lyphosate [is] in the spotlight again as anti-GMO activist group Moms Across America released test results suggesting trace levels of ...
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What foods have pesticide residues? When do the chemical traces pose dangers?

Dosage and length of exposure determines whether a compound actually produces toxic effects and could lead to such diseases as ...
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Viewpoint: Zen Honeycutt’s ‘inexcusable’ attack on orange growers betrays science

Activist group Moms Across America, run by someone with zero scientific training, makes a living attacking farmers and scientists that ...
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Glyphosate, IARC and politics: ‘We need a more honest debate’

Glyphosate is one of the most hotly-debated herbicides of the modern era. Many of the arguments against the popular weed-killer ...
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Scientist who found no glyphosate in breast milk faced anti-pesticide activist attacks

[Editor's note: Karl Haro von Mogel has a Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.] ...
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Infographic: Why single out GMOs—one of many forms of crop modification—for labeling?

[Editor's note: Layla Katiraee is a scientist at Integrated DNA Technologies. She has a PhD in molecular genetics with a ...
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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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Viewpoint: California activists ‘gamed system’ to get glyphosate herbicide labeled as carcinogen

Environmental activists found the perfect targets to help them defame the popular herbicide glyphosate — widely-accepted as safe — in ...
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‘Science moms’ defend Food Evolution movie against Zen Honeycutt’s ‘propaganda’ accusation

[Written by Alison Bernstein, Layla Katiraee, Jenny Splitter, Kavin Senapathy, and Anastasia Bodnar.] Despite numerous statements that the producers had creative ...
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LA Times: Food Evolution GMO movie persuasive not polemical, ‘potentially revolutionary’

Calm, careful, potentially revolutionary, "Food Evolution" is an iconoclastic documentary on a hot-button topic. Persuasive rather than polemical, it's the ...
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Top 5 ‘post-truth’ anti-GMO headlines: Biologist critiques outrageous 2016 claims

A reproductive biologist offers her take on the five most outrageous--but astronomically popular--anti-GMO advocacy blog headlines from last year, including ...
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Environmental activist hypocrisy? ‘No’ to GMO mosquito but ‘yes’ to irradiated screwworm fly

Voters in Florida have approved a trial release of sterile, GM mosquitoes, which could reduce wild populations of disease-carrying ones ...
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Cause for concern over claims of “dangerous” glyphosate in wine, breast milk, cereal, etc.?

There is far less reason to worry about the 'dangers' of glyphosate when compared to other pesticide but many activists ...
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Australian chemical agency joins EPA, Canada, Europe in rejecting IARC’s glyphosate cancer claim

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority, which serves as the country's chemical regulatory agency, has concluded that the herbicide glyphosate ...
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Glyphosate in wine and cereal? Why dubious detection methods undermine GMO scare claims

Two NGO commissioned studies found parts per billion concentrations of glyphosate in wine and oatmeal. Are these findings cause for ...
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Chemical residues on foods and why dose matters

Dosage is what decides whether a compound actually produces toxic effects in the short-term, or long-term effects, such as cancer ...
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Glyphosate herbicide in vaccines? Here is what concerned parents should know

Scientists say Moms Across America glyphosate-vaccine study methods don't reveal anything about herbicide ...