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Viewpoint: Activist opposition to GMOs fueled by an ‘extremist’ vision of nature

We would like to take the opportunity on #Worldenvironmentday to come back to a problem we have been thinking about ...
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Podcast: Beepocalypse debunked; Ban CRISPR babies? Anti-science views slow COVID-19 herd immunity

Some experts are calling for a ban on embryo gene editing after a "disaster" experiment resulted in potentially dangerous and ...
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Viewpoint: Conservation isn’t enough. We need technology to blunt the impacts of climate change

We need direct, technology-driven intervention for conservation ...
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We depend on bees for 1/3 of our food? Pesticides threaten bees? Farmer challenges pollinator myths

.... [W]ithout [bee] pollination efforts, the world would still have plenty of food .... The vegetables we eat don’t require ...
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Fighting cancer by boosting the body’s immune system with genetically engineered bacteria

Our immune system can defeat cancer. Immune cells can directly attack cancer cells or produce proteins that don’t let tumors ...
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Are we facing an ‘Insect Apocalypse’ caused by ‘intensive, industrial’ farming and agricultural chemicals? The media say yes; Science says ‘no’

The media call it the “Insect Apocalypse”. In the past three years, the phrase has become an accepted truth of ...
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Bayer, UK farmers appeal EU neonicotinoid insecticide ban, citing lack of scientific evidence

Lawyers acting on behalf of the [National Farmers Union] are in court battling to overturn a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, ...
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With neonicotinoid insecticides banned, wasps might help UK canola growers combat cabbage stem flea beetle

Researchers have determined that the Microctonus brassicae wasp species, and genetically similar parasitic wasps, could be used in controlled conditions ...
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Neonicotinoid insecticide ban, poor weather cut EU canola harvest area to 13-year low, USDA finds

Rapeseed production in the European Union (EU27 + UK) for 2020/21 is forecast at 17.0 million metric tons (mmt), 0.2 ...
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Bees pollinate 1/3 of our food? Entomologist debunks 6 pervasive pollinator myths

.... [B]ees are ever-increasing in popularity across many sectors including conservation, gardening, fashion, marketing, and public/corporate strategies .... And as ...
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Coffee of the future? Lab-made ‘molecular’ version might feed the world’s caffeine habit while sparing the environment

The coronavirus pandemic has led to many shifts in how we eat, but our collective coffee habit remains strong. As ...
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Microscopic algae diet could help honeybees fight off deadly pathogens and other threats

A microscopic algae ("microalgae") could provide a complete and sustainably sourced supplemental diet to boost the robustness of managed honey ...
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Neonicotinoid insecticide ban leaves UK canola farmers with few tools to stop flea beetle resurgence

The bright yellow rapeseed flowers that adorn the British countryside have largely disappeared after crops this season failed. The flaxen ...
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Disease is the greatest threat to bee health. Can we protect them through genetically engineered probiotics?

If you cannot engineer the organism, engineer its microbiome. Since scientists began exploring how to solve problems using synthetic biology, ...
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Podcast: With honeybees no longer abandoning their colonies, deadly Varroa destructor mite now biggest threat to bee health

University of Maryland entomologist Samuel Ramsey sits down with NPR's Maddie Sofia to discuss how America's honeybees are faring in ...
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Viewpoint: Bees and pesticides—Europe’s precautionary rules neglect science, hinder sustainable farming

A core element of EU environmental law is the precautionary principle (PP), which theoretically requires regulators to err on the ...
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No, we aren’t losing all of our honeybees. And neonicotinoid seed coatings aren’t driving their health problems—here’s why

The meme targeting neonics with the not-all-that vulnerable honeybee as their symbol is a powerful fund-raising tool for activists ...
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Viewpoint: There’s no industry conspiracy to corrupt research on bees and neonicotinoid insecticides

There’s a stereotype that industry-funded research is inherently compromised. Perhaps this is true for some specific cases, but for honey ...
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Environmental groups say new EPA pesticide approval rules threaten endangered species

The US Environmental Protection Agency is changing how it evaluates the risks of pesticides to endangered species. Rather than rely ...
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Global plan to halt extinction criticized for failing to address species humans don’t like

A global plan to halt the loss of nature is "weak" in one key area, say scientists. The new 10-year ...
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EU neonic insecticide ban cut UK canola production from 1.8 million acres to 1.3 million annually

In 2012, U.K. farmers seeded about 1.8 million acres of oilseed rape [canola]. But over the last eight years, acreage ...
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Viewpoint: It’s time to stop ‘worrying’ whether gene-edited plants and animals are GMOs—and set aside senseless regulations

Finding the best path starts with understanding what gene editing actually is -- and isn't ...
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Bumble Bee Foods launches plant-based seafood venture as consumers ‘pivot away’ from canned tuna

Bumble Bee Foods is hooked on plant-based seafood. The tuna maker announced [March 2] a joint distribution venture with vegan ...
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Vegans vs. Meat Eaters: When it comes to nutrition, the ‘what’s better’ debate has gone off the rails

The vegan vs meat eater farce has become a complete circus. The cruel irony is that by confusing ideology at ...
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‘Bee-washing’ by advocacy groups and product pushers: We should shift the focus to native bees not honeybees

Amid the worry over the loss of honey bees, a far quieter but just as devastating loss is occurring among ...
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Kenya begins pesticide spraying to fight ‘locust swarm of the century,’ but critics abound

As the devastating locust invasion continues to spread in East Africa and a new wave of locusts is gathering, pesticide ...
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Viewpoint: Glyphosate causes kidney disease? Debunking anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva’s herbicide junk science

Seeing Vandana Shiva hosted at the University of California made me embarrassed to be a UC parent, alum, and faculty ...
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Australia’s stingless bees: Beekeepers’ best defense against deadly varroa mite?

Australia’s native stingless bees could be a key line of defense for the nation’s horticulture industry against the dangerous bee ...