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No, we aren’t losing all of our honeybees. And neonicotinoid seed coatings aren’t driving their health problems—here’s why

The meme targeting neonics with the not-all-that vulnerable honeybee as their symbol is a powerful fund-raising tool for activists ...
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Fighting the coronavirus outbreak with genetic sequencing, CRISPR and synthetic biology

We are better prepared for a coronavirus outbreak than a few years ago ...
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Building ‘better’ astronauts through genetic engineering could be key to colonizing other planets

Through genetic engineering, we will one day have the ability to thrive in harsh alien environments ...
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Assessing coronavirus media coverage: Too late, too alarmist, and too much censorship

Few Western media outlets are getting this one right ...
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Will scientists ever get ahead of fast-mutating deadly health viruses? Exploring the coronavirus and the genetics of other viral outbreaks

Even as our methods of detection and treatment improve, we will likely never be able to completely stay ahead of ...
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Farmer vs farmer: After tens of thousands of acres of crop damage, what are we to make of the ‘dicamba debacle’?

For dicamba, even more than most ag issues in recent history, the devil is in the details ...
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GLP’s Global Gene Editing Regulation Tracker and Index: Will politicians embrace innovation or fear?

We hope this gene editing regulation tracker and index will encourage science-based scrutiny and advocacy ...
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GMO sustainability advantage? Glyphosate spurs no-till farming, preserving soil carbon

Skeptics of GMOs decry the growing practice of no-till farming and its connection to herbicide-tolerant crops. Yet, agronomists say good ...
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Viewpoint: After years of bashing agriculture and GMOs, Chipotle reverses course with ‘Cultivate the Future of Farming’ campaign

Given Chipotle's past cozy relationship with organic food marketers, this seems more like a marketing stunt ...
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Teaching evolution to college students with creationist views requires innovative approaches

University instructors employ a variety of methods when teaching evolution in classes in which large numbers of students reject the ...
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Philippines is first! Long-delayed Vitamin A-enhanced Golden Rice greenlighted, bucking activist opposition

The fortified food addresses vitamin A deficiency, which kills an estimated 670,000 children each year ...
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Viewpoint: With Conservative sweep of the ‘Brexit election’, Boris Johnson poised to steer the UK out of ‘outdated’ EU GMO, CRISPR regulations

If the UK replaces the EU's overly cautious biotech rules with a pro-innovation scheme, it could become a true global ...
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Viewpoint: How a small group of scientists and pliable media created a ‘catastrophe narrative’ that hurts bees and farmers

The scientists who glommed onto the “bee-pocalypse” narrative never bothered to go back and correct the record ...
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Religious beliefs shape our thinking on cloning, stem cells and gene editing

Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam react to new technologies in their own ways ...
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Challenging media narrative about the ‘birds and the bees’—neither faces serious threats from neonicotinoids or other crop chemicals

Discarding this valuable crop protection tool is a questionable strategy ...
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Anti-GMO forces target New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) despite similarities to conventional crops

The same meritless arguments leveled against GMOs resurface for New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) ...
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When blood relatives hook up: Is ‘Genetic Sexual Attraction’ really a thing?

I hope that academic sex researchers will ramp up investigation of genetic sexual attraction ...
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FDA-approved edible cotton seeds show how GMO, CRISPR-edited crops can battle global hunger

We can't eliminate hunger overnight, but this breakthrough cotton variety will combat a lot of needless suffering ...
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Viewpoint: Don’t buy organic food if you want to increase farm yields or seriously address climate change

As consumers, our most climate-responsible buying behavior should be to reject organic and its false narratives ...
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Controversial GMO American chestnut could provide blueprint for saving endangered species

To those who are fearful of GMOs, it is the most dangerous tree in the world. To the rest of ...
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Viewpoint: ‘GMO’—the dirty three-letter word used to demonize life-saving biotechnology

The demonization of this technology funds numerous NGOs and has even become a cottage industry ...
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Evolution, the human diet and the meat vs. plant conundrum

Evidence suggests our hominin ancestors turned to meat when climate change reduced resource-rich vegetation. The signatures of these changes may ...
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Viewpoint: Organic industry anti-pesticide ‘propaganda’ threatens to cripple American agriculture

Misleading half-truths and outright misstatements offer a teaching moment about “advocacy research.” ...
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No ‘gay gene’: Massive study finds no specific genetic predictors for sexual behavior, preferences

The once-prevailing concept of a “gay gene” dictating sexual orientation has been put to rest in a powerhouse study ...
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Viewpoint: Organic food movement ‘shoots itself in the foot’ by rejecting CRISPR gene editing

By making rejection of technology part of their 'brand,' organic food producers may put themselves at a severe competitive disadvantage ...
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