GLP Podcast: Anti-smoking drug fights COVID; Designer babies unethical? Scientists invade social media GMO debate

GLP Podcast: Anti-smoking drug fights COVID; Designer babies unethical? Scientists invade social media GMO debate

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
Could a re-purposed smoking cessation drug help prevent the spread of SARS-COV-2? An increasing number of parents are screening their ...
GLP podcast: Mexico's activist-inspired glyphosate ban; Anti-GMO Twitter bots on the loose; Malaria vaccine coming soon?

GLP podcast: Mexico’s activist-inspired glyphosate ban; Anti-GMO Twitter bots on the loose; Malaria vaccine coming soon?

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
Mexico seems determined to ban the weedkiller glyphosate and biotech crops, drawing intense opposition from the country's farmers. Twitter bots ...
Social media misled you about pesticides. A farmer explains what they are and how they protect our food

Social media misled you about pesticides. A farmer explains what they are and how they protect our food

Michelle Miller | 
It seems that too many people don’t realize that herbicides are considered a type of pesticide. All herbicides are pesticides, ...
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GMO misinformation proliferates on social media. What happens when it’s shared by experts?

Cami Ryan | 
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

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
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

Cami Ryan | 
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

Terry Fleck | 
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

Cameron English | 
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

Cameron English | 
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

Robert Arnason | 
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

Michelle Miller | 
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

Demetrios Karoutsos | 
[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

Amanda Zaluckyj | 
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

Oscar Schwartz | 
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

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