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Podcast: How 1970s fat-free fad launched organic, non-GMO and other ‘absurd’ labeling schemes

Go walk the aisles of your local grocery store and see how many products are being marketed for what they ...
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Sustainable farming advances: Global movement to ban pesticides and GMOs spur next-generation biotech pest controls

Their target remains GMOs—a range of agricultural products made with modern techniques of genetic engineering, from eggplant grown mostly in ...
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Viewpoint: Pesticides on produce aren’t dangerous. Ignore the ‘Dirty Dozen’ and eat more fruits and veggies

A uniquely frightening time like this provides a great moment for us all to do what’s best for neighbors, employees, ...
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Organic fungicide copper sulfate endangers humans, animals and insects

Organic farming is not chemical free. Copper sulfate is a popular one. How does it work and how does it ...
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Viewpoint: Are synthetic food additives dangerous? Here’s the science anti-chemical activists ignore

Always take chemical advice from EWG with a grain of (inorganic) salt ...
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USDA proposes measures to crack down on fraud in organic farming

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) proposes amending the USDA organic regulations to strengthen oversight ...
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Viewpoint: Organic food represents a ‘reactionary’ ideology that doesn’t support health or sustainable farming⁠—and should not be subsidized

The health and environmental benefits claimed by organic agriculture are based on shaky scientific foundations ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-GMO groups push ‘natural’ COVID cures, deny pandemic-fighting biotech solutions

One of the primary arguments hurled at proponents of genetic engineering is that the crops, medicines and vaccines produced using ...
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Farm to Fork tempest: EU defends plan to make 25 percent of agriculture organic, ignoring farmer skepticism

[Editor's note: EU farmers are skeptical of a new government initiative to make 25 percent of Europe's farmland organic by ...
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Viewpoint: How organic farming exploits consumer demand for ‘authenticity’

Seeking 'authenticity' is fine -- unless it deprives you of something beneficial ...
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Podcast: WHO was wrong about COVID; Pandemics make women cheat? Rampant fraud threatens organic farming

Infectious disease experts have blasted the World Health Organization for telling the public that asymptomatic patients rarely spread COVID-19. Pandemics ...
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Certified organic? ‘Lax’ USDA regulations encourage fraud in profitable organic food sector

An organic chicken can cost more than twice a conventional one. For some shoppers, that upcharge is worth it—the circular ...
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Iowa farmer: I was duped by misleading ‘organic’ food labels. Learn from my mistakes

Years ago, I watched a “documentary” about the American food supply. While I’m not going to tell you the U.S ...
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Viewpoint: To feed the world with minimal environmental impact, we can’t rely on organic farming

If the goal in farming is feeding an increasing population with least impact, conventional agriculture is the approach most likely ...
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Viewpoint: The Impossible Burger has sparked an ideological rift between anti-GMO critics

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: Expanding organic agriculture could make another pandemic more likely

Modern technology and agricultural intensification are the proven path to a safer future ...
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Viewpoint: The real ‘dirty dozen’? 12 organic foods that could make you sick in 2020

It is that time of year again. The Environmental Working Group put out their annual list of food it considers ...
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Anti-GMO Advocacy Funding Tracker: Vast network of donors and NGOs seed doubt about crop biotechnology

Who is David and who is Goliath when it comes to the GMO debate? Anti-biotech activists have long maintained that ...
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Viewpoint: Blame the coronavirus on ‘industrial agriculture’? We need more, not less of it to stave off the next viral pandemic

An internet meme is circulating worldwide in the heat of the COVID-19 pandemic: “Every disaster starts with a scientist being ...
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Buy organic, local and non-GMO? 9 popular practices that aren’t so eco-friendly after all

We all care about the environment, at least a tiny bit. Many of us recycle all we can and own ...
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Viewpoint: AARP misleads elderly about health, environmental benefits of organic food

Scaring old people is a time-tested strategy to scrounge up votes .... The coronavirus has made scamming even easier. The ...
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Video: What would happen if all the world’s farmers grew organic food?

Stuck at home without your usual organic veggies? Just buy regular ones. They're safe, nutritious and might even be better ...
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COVID crisis captivates conspiracy theorists

In the face of a global catastrophe like COVID-19, it’s only natural that frightened, anxious people try to ascribe blame ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Fear profiteering’—organic activists, trial lawyers capitalize on coronavirus to make a buck

While 70 million Americans are under lockdown to contain spread of the 2019 form of coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, in order to ...
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Viewpoint: Avoid these 6 bogus labels at the grocery store to save money

Are you paying more for certain food labels? Who can blame you! With the rise of labels and wanting to ...
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