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Viewpoint: How ‘insect Armageddon’ stories erode public trust in science

When I was growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, long before we spent our evenings drawn to the soft glow of ...
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Consumer-focused CRISPR-edited crops may be key to building public trust in biotech

Gene editing has the potential to change agriculture, but only if consumers believe it’s a beneficial technology....The best way and ...
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Public opposition to promising CRISPR gene-editing technology is ‘tragic,’ biotech experts say

In one version of the future, beef and dairy animals are disease-free, fruits and vegetables are resistant to viruses, potatoes ...
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Silent majority? Most Americans may embrace biotech, but vocal anti-GMO minority dominates the conversation

[Citrus greening disease] is threatening to topple the multibillion-dollar citrus industry in the U.S. by infecting millions of acres of ...
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Plant scientists: Anti-GMO activism has warped the public’s understanding of biotechnology

Public perception  of genetically engineered (GE) crops is being manipulated by organizations that purport to represent the interests of consumers ...
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‘Good enough to eat?’ Australian plant scientist battles ‘fake news’ about GMOs with new book

Scientists must speak out about the benefits of new genetic technologies such as genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and gene editing, ...
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Talking Biotech: Extreme GMO skeptics know the least about genetics—how should science communicators respond?

People most opposed to GMOs know little about them. How does this impact science communication? ...
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Viewpoint: If farmers want the public’s trust, they should change how they talk to consumers

The president of Bayer CropScience Canada, Al Driver, had just finished talking about why his company decided to purchase Monsanto ...
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Podcast: Jon Entine, Kevin Folta, Perry Hackett on how gene editing could dampen the partisan GMO divide

How do you win over people who view crop biotechnology and corporate influence as threats? One answer may be gene ...
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Talking Biotech: How do we get consumers to think like scientists?

Thomas Zinnen and Kevin Folta tackle a perennial question: How do you communicate science to a hostile audience? ...
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Podcast with Dr. Paul Offit: Striking similarities between anti-biotech and anti-vaccine activism

The anti-vaccine and anti-GMO movements are increasingly overlapping in methods and outlook ...
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How do scientists counter ‘fake news’ in the era of InfoWars?

Within the scientific community, much attention has focused on improving communications between scientists, policy makers, and the public. ... [W]henever ...
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Podcast: Countering the ‘culture of alarmism’ surrounding modern farming

The culture of alarmism is an unending and relentless drumbeat that everything sold in the grocery store, every piece of ...
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Experts must counter ‘simplistic’ anti-GMO narrative with facts, says neurologist Steven Novella

The Pew Research Center has recently published a large survey regarding American’s attitudes toward food, including genetic modification .... There ...
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Forget Old McDonald, farmers must communicate consumer benefits of modern agriculture

Most farmers are reluctant to talk about modern agriculture. Our own industry advertisements promote the image of a farm with ...
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Talking Biotech: Bayer geneticist Ray Shillito on communicating with the public about agricultural biotechnology, and more

Bayer plant scientist Ray Shillito: Educating the next generation of scientists about how to communicate with the public will help ...
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Science communication 101: Being strategic isn’t unethical

Scientists interested in educating the public about controversial issues—such as GMOs—should focus on communication goals and strategies backed by social ...
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Food Evolution’s NYC premiere proof science and reason can win over GMO skeptics

Change is hard. But a skeptical New York City crowd's reaction to Food Evolution, a new documentary about GMOs, provides ...
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‘Food Evolution’ movie could mark turning point in public GMO discussion

Food Evolution, a documentary about the GMO debate, brings pro-science perspectives into the mainstream and casts a harsh light on ...
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