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Non GMO salt? Gluten free orange juice? No hormone-added chicken? Study suggests many consumers willingly overpay even when they learn food label claims are bogus

Previous studies, as well as market sales data, show some consumers are willing to pay a premium for redundant or ...
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Former holistic nutritionist explains why she demonized GMOs—and how science changed her mind

For years, I was deeply embedded in the wellness world in my own life. Then I decided to work in ...
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‘What’s in my weed?’ Organic certification for cannabis coming soon

Do you know what’s in your weed? For the majority of cannabis consumers, the answer is a resounding no—despite claims ...
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Natural GMOs: Study shows that 12 popular foods were genetically modified by mother nature

Even though no one has found any evidence that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are harmful, anti-GMO activists have  campaigned against ...
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Does organic mean ‘pesticide free’? 5 things to know about the USDA organic label

Here's what you're actually getting for that 'organic' premium price ...
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39 biotech experts’ open letter protests anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva’s ‘anti-science’ talks at Stanford and UC Santa Cruz

An activist who compares GMOs to rape and fertilizers to war should not be given a platform ...
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Meet the farmer who sold more than $140 million in ‘fake’ organic products over a decade

Like all the best con artists, Randy Constant was a charmer, hard not to like. Big hearted. Good listener. You’d ...
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Viewpoint: Confused about GMOs and pesticides? Here’s a science-based handbook for combating anti-biotech fallacies

The risk posed by junk science meant to skew our perception of food safety and biotechnology cannot be overstated ...
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USDA organic farming standards ‘loophole’ may threaten rainforests

Many shoppers have heard about the high environmental costs of palm oil. Take, for example, the fact that much of ...
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Farm to Fork strategy: New EU Agriculture Commissioner wants to boost organic farming

The EU Commissioner for Agriculture, Janusz Wojciechowski, highlighted the promotion of organic farming as a key aim for the new ...
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Viewpoint: Conventional, organic farmers risk alienating consumers by ‘trashing’ each other’s products

I once rescued a car from a mechanic who was pushing much unnecessary “repair” work. The ethical mechanic I took ...
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Is there a place for CRISPR gene editing in organic farming? Many farmers say ‘yes’

Denying ourselves these benefits to protect distorted ideas about what's 'natural' is nonsensical ...
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Viewpoint: How international anti-biotech activists manipulate year-old Mexican government to block crop GMO innovations

Mexico's leadership should not restrict crop biotechnology based on personal beliefs or scientific misinformation ...
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Will CRISPR’s promise force the organic industry to reconsider its opposition to gene-edited crops?

In addition to better nutrition, CRISPR can produce foods with fewer 'inputs' than conventional and organic foods ...
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Viewpoint: Intensive ‘industrial’ agriculture boosts farm productivity, promotes environmental sustainability

It's important to be honest about the benefits of farm consolidation if we value keeping food prices low, combating climate ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-pesticide Environmental Working Group spreads chemophobia at taxpayer expense

.... It may sound crazy, but the federal government funds a network of activists that spew tons of needlessly alarming ...
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Fifth farmer sentenced in $142 million fraudulent organic grain scheme, largest in US history

A Missouri farmer who played a role in the largest organic grain fraud scheme in U.S. history has been sentenced ...
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Rodale Institute lashes out at Swedish study that finds yield shortfall, increased land use, ‘huge climate change downside’ in organic farming

Not surprisingly, the debate over organic versus conventional farming is heavily polarized in academic circles .... In December 2018, researchers ...
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Viewpoint: How agroecology can improve life for Africa’s smallholder farmers

The gravity of the numerous problems faced by smallholders is too great to allow for scientifically promising alternatives like agroecology ...
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If Britain and Wales went 100% organic, crop yields would crash by half and carbon emissions would double, UK study shows

Greenhouse gas emissions would go up if all farms in England and Wales went organic. Though the emissions of individual ...
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Viewpoint: Arrival of GMO, gene-edited biofortified crops weakens case for organic agriculture

A new lineup of GMO and gene-edited crops with nutrient content organic growers simply can't replicate ...
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Viewpoint: Documentary ‘Modified’ peddles falsehoods about GMOs, pesticides and ‘corporate control’ of food

"Modified” is an elaborate lie about genetic engineering ...
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Video: Naturopathic doctor challenges Environmental Working Group’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ scare campaign, says don’t fear trace pesticides on food

Today, I want to talk to you about something I recently changed my mind about. This .... might come off ...
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Viewpoint: Ideological rift brews in anti-GMO movement as Americans embrace Impossible Burger

Redrawn battle lines expose a growing ideological rift in a once-cohesive anti-GMO movement and appear to signal a shift in ...
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Viewpoint: Don’t buy organic food if you want to increase farm yields or seriously address climate change

As consumers, our most climate-responsible buying behavior should be to reject organic and its false narratives ...
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Viewpoint: How organic, non-GMO marketing turned food labels into ‘wild west’ of deceptive advertising

Food labels these days are like the Wild West of dishonest advertising. Plant juice can be called milk, steak can ...
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Organic industry opposes CRISPR gene editing to preserve its ‘natural’ farming methods

During a hearing earlier this summer, U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary Greg Ibach expressed interest in opening the discussion surrounding ...
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Infographic: Eliminating synthetic fertilizer won’t solve agriculture’s nitrogen pollution problem

The proposed solution is worse than the problem it hopes to solve ...