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Public views pesticides as ‘bad industrial chemicals’. Here’s how farmers can turn that fear into support for sustainable farming

The online conversation around pesticides is expected to explode by 212 percent over the next two years, despite the fact ...
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Podcast: Vaccine expert Dr. Paul Offit explains the ‘dos and dont’s’ of battling scientific misinformation

Paul Offit has forged a second career as an influential spokesman for scientific thinking ...
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Viewpoint: Afraid of GMOs, CRISPR? Here’s the science that could change your mind

Scientists can do some amazing things with genes, from saving papayas from extinction, to making apples last longer before turning ...
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Viewpoint: International science communicator warns crop biotech proponents not to oversell its benefits to wary consumers

We all agree any mention of “genes” and related techniques, tools and applications evoke strong emotions and varied opinions. This ...
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More than one-third of Americans do not know that foods with zero genetically modified ingredients contain genes—and why that matters

More than a third of Americans think that only GMO foods contain genes. Even worse--people aren't looking to scientists to ...
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Opuah Abeikwen: Fighting to protect Nigeria’s indigenous crops

Opuah Abeikwen was introduced into agriculture and food production by his grandmother, a famous pigeon pea farmer in her local ...
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The more biotech science you know, the less you fear GMO crops, study finds

Genetically modified (GM) foods are often met with harsh public opposition, though little research has attempted to understand why this ...
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Teaching skeptical consumers the science of biotech crops may calm their fear of GMOs

Genetically modified (GM) foods are often met with harsh public opposition, though little research has attempted to understand why this ...
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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 ...