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It’s not going away: We need a real, non-political debate about the best way to live with COVID or countries will fracture

In 1968, at the height of the last great influenza pandemic, at least a million people worldwide died, including 100,000 ...
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Re-energized anti-vaccine activism is growing on the right and winning the social media battle to discredit coming coronavirus treatments

What does an antivaxxer and a far-right activist have in common? If the thought of someone who opposes vaccines brings ...
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Latest partisan flashpoint: Gap between rising confirmed coronavirus infections and relatively flat death rate

President Donald Trump has brushed off the coronavirus surge by emphasizing the lower death rate, saying that “99 percent of ...
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Why facts don’t work against vaccine deniers and other science skeptics

Bemoaning uneven individual and state compliance with public health recommendations, top U.S. COVID-19 adviser Anthony Fauci recently blamed the country’s ...
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Viewpoint: Stanford epidemiologist John Ioannidis’ COVID-19 controversy illustrates the politicization of science

The critical questions the Stanford professor is raising about Covid-19 have gotten lost amid partisan bickering ...
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Viewpoint: Modern ‘post-truth’ politics ignores sustainability benefits of GMOs and pesticides

As Africa shows, locust plagues can be devastating for food security, and climate science enables us to detect that certain ...
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Monsanto and ‘Big Ag’ strangle American farming? Sanders, Warren likely to attack conventional agriculture, promote organics at Democratic debates

This week's opening round of debates threatens to fall shockingly short on science ...
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A farmer’s view: Excessive regulation threatens the future of agriculture

My husband and I manage a farm in Rhineland-Palatinate [in Germany] with agriculture and livestock. Agriculture thinks in generations, so we, ...
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How genetics could help agroecology—the science, not the political movement

Agroecology isn’t rocket science So wrote Daniel Moss, head of the AgroEcology Fund, and Mark Bittman, former food columnist, in ...
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Viewpoint: Greenpeace and ‘the awful reality of anti-science activism’

The Austrian research portal "Addendum" released a bombshell video regarding the facts, figures, and positions regarding GMO foods. In this ...
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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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Viewpoint: Self-interest, rather than ignorance, key driver in GMO and climate change rejectionism

GMO opponents and climate change deniers often share a common characteristic -- their actions and decisions are driven by the ...
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Genetics may have played a part in electing Trump president

Do our genetics influence whether we lean to the political left or right? It's obviously more complicated than that, but ...
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American attitudes toward GMO foods divides by education and gender, not politics nor religion

A new Pew survey found that acceptance of use of GMOs crops and pesticides depended far more on education and ...