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Activists blame GMOs and pesticides for monarch butterfly decline in west

As monarch butterfly populations dwindle to unprecedented low levels, activists say the colorful and far-ranging insects need protection of the ...

GMOs cannot be contained, endanger bees

When you boil them down, fights over what we eat — whether it's the antibiotics in livestock, or taxes on soda ...

No shortage of food globally, but inequity in distribution

I don’t think there is a food shortage at all. There is food inequity, but no shortage. The problem is not ...
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Does Nicholas Wade’s ‘A Troublesome Inheritance’ focus on ‘race’ inaccurately portray human differences?

A new book by Nicholas Wade is being condemned by scientists, who claim that it paints a false picture of ...
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Wildlife refuges to phase out GM crops and neonicotinoid pesticides by Jan 2016

National wildlife refuges around the country are phasing out genetically modified crops and a class of pesticides related to nicotine ...

Butterflies evolve at amazingly fast rate to adapt to environment

A team of researchers who bred a species of brown African butterfly in the lab were shocked to discover that ...
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GMOs could save honeybees by eliminating virus and mites

President Obama has made saving pollinators a top priority, announcing the assembly of a task force designated to saving the ...
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Organic farmer: Don’t ban neonics but put aside simplistic view of harmless of pesticides

While neonicotinoid insecticides (neonics) may have some dire potential for health problems, there's little evidence to suggest that a neonic ...
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Transgenic, sex-swapped algae reveal potential genetic ‘master switch’ in evolution of the sexes

An experiment in making sex-swapped algae has unveiled a genetic "master switch" in the evolution of sex differences, one of ...

Widespread GM crop adoption created ‘agricultural desert,’ starving honeybees

The life of honeybees in the United States used to be much simpler, but now beekeepers are navigating a gauntlet ...
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Strawberries and lawsuits: Future of favorite fruit hinges on intellectual property

When one of the world's foremost strawberry breeders decided to leave UC Davis, it sparked a controversy culminating in a ...

Dietician’s concerns over GMOs prompt embrace of organic foods

As a dietitian, I rarely recommend anything to a client that I wouldn't do myself. So when it came to ...

Genetics of sex get some special attention

Sex is everywhere in nature. Whether it’s a male bird singing to mark his territory or a tiny yeast cell ...

Scientific articles counter common misconceptions on Internet condemning GMOs

A member of Skepti-Forum, Ethan Kessler, provides links to several scientific studies countering many of the common misconceptions we often ...

Monarch butterfly decline linked loss of milkweed: Are GMO crops to blame?

The main cause of the monarch butterfly's decline is the loss of milkweed — its food — in its U.S ...
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There is no ‘bee armageddon’: Misguided neonics ban threatens honeybees and farming

European Union instituted a precautionary ban on neonicotinoid pesticides before actually examining beehives. European farmers, faced with the ban, are ...

First avian pollinator discovered: 47 million years old

The discovery, uncovered in Germany's fossil-rich Messel Pit, reveals a three-inch-long (eight-centimeter) bird—about the size of a hummingbird you see ...

Gene variations cause spiny sea bass to look dramatically different as babies and adults

Among divers and marine biologists, it’s common knowledge that ocean fish lead double lives. Like birds and butterflies, their young ...

Organic apple growers not threatened by GE apples but impractical re-defining of genetic ‘contamination’ in organic standards

There is an interesting new "GMO" apple nearing approval in the US and in Canada called the "Arctic Apple." Certain ...

Honeybees and monarch butterflies on decline but GMOs are not to blame

Both honeybees and monarch butterflies are on the decline, and scientists have yet to figure out exactly why. Many critics are ...
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Should consumers be concerned about the healthfulness of the non-browning GMO Arctic Apple?

Non-browning apples are likely to be the next genetically modified food approved for sale--which has some people jittery. What's the ...

De-masculizing RNA determines sex in silkworms, a new pathway for sex determination in animals

In the silk business, sex is money. Male silkworms weave cocoons with more silk of a higher quality than females ...

Why don’t humans grow into Goliaths?

It’s no secret that a mouse stops growing before it becomes the size of a whale. But the physiological and ...
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Hawaii ‘grassroots’ anti-GMO rebellion run by Washington-based Center for Food Safety

On the 11th floor of the Gold Bond Building, on the edge downtown Honolulu, is the brain trust of Hawaii’s ...

Vegans and vegetarians embrace simplistic anti-GMO propaganda, eschew debate, at Canadian expo

Kevin M. Folta, who describes himself as “a scientist in a scientifically illiterate nation at a time when we need science ...
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Henry Rowlands, organic movement’s cyber mastermind behind anti-GMO websites

Wonder how, when an anti-GMO initiative is launched, so many activist sites carry the same coordinated message? Meet Henry Rowlands, ...
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Henry Rowlands, organic movement’s cyber mastermind behind anti-GMO websites

Wonder how, when an anti-GMO initiative is launched, so many activist sites carry the same coordinated message? Meet Henry Rowlands, ...
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View from an Iowa farm: Anti-GMO professor tries to brainwash students against modern farming

A University Of Northern Iowa (UNI) instructor invited two professors to engage in an exercise analyzing arguments for and against ...