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GMO misinformation proliferates on social media. What happens when it’s shared by experts?

Picture it. You are a respected, established advocate for agriculture and food production. You might even have a well-recognized brand ...
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Podcast: Arguing with vaccine skeptics works; Ban GMO labels? Agroecology keeps Africa poor

Contrary to popular belief, arguing with anti-science activists on social media helps combat the spread of misinformation. Organic food groups ...
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‘Bad stuff is just easier to believe’: Why GMO disinformation captures consumer attention

A couple of years ago, a former company data scientist and I tapped into our common fascination with social networks ...
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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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‘Natural health’ and conspiracy sites exploit social media to fester opposition to GMO crops. Here’s a study about what can be done to stop it

The unsatisfactory answer to 'How do we control the spread of disinformation?" may be, "We don't know yet." ...
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Censorship of biotech researchers? Geneticist Kevin Folta excluded from gardening workshop after orchestrated anti-GMO social media attacks

Folta says this incident is typical of the harassment biotech researchers have experienced at the hands of US-RTK and other ...
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Pro-farming social media campaigns haven’t changed consumer opinion on GMOs: Here’s why

It happens at almost every farm meeting in Canada. Someone gets up from their chair, walks over to the podium ...
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GMO ‘frankenwheat’ for breakfast? A closer look at popular but misleading food memes

Ever play a game of telephone when you were a kid? You start with a message, whisper it in someone’s ...
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Viewpoint: Experts must ‘shut down’ junk science on social media before it causes real damage

[A] new study by the Pew Research Center found over two out of three Americans (68 percent) now get at least some ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-GMO activists copy negative rhetoric of politicians to win public support

There is a reason that political campaigns run negative advertising–it works. This close to a national election you’ve probably seen plenty ...
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Viewpoint: Media’s misrepresentation of artificial intelligence could derail promising technology

In June of [2017], five researchers at Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Research unit published an article showing how bots can simulate ...
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How Russia tried to turn America against GMOs and agricultural biotechnology and sow ideological discord

How serious was secret Russian interventionism when it comes to creating public discord over US farming and agricultural trade policy? ...