Kenya opens the door to GMO cultivation

Kenya opens the door to GMO cultivation

Steven Cerier | 
On December 19, 2019, the Kenyan government approved the cultivation of GMO cotton after five years of field trials and ...
Viewpoint: Let’s stop the fear mongering in food labeling

Viewpoint: Let’s stop the fear mongering in food labeling

Henry Miller, John Cohrssen | 
Between his former and current terms as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack in a 2019 opinion piece called for a ...
Reducing meat consumption to tackle climate change: What role will Africa play?

Reducing meat consumption to tackle climate change: What role will Africa play?

Uchechi Moses | 
A burning issue in the world today is climate change. Across Africa, the effects are complex. They range from the ...
Podcast: Are we on the edge of an 'insect apocalypse?' GLP Founder Jon Entine debunks this pervasive myth

Podcast: Are we on the edge of an ‘insect apocalypse?’ GLP Founder Jon Entine debunks this pervasive myth

Amanda Vanstone, Jon Entine | 
Could we be on the edge of an insect apocalypse — one that results in 'ecological collapse that would break ...
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Viewpoint: IARC — International Agency for Research on Cancer — tries to regroup after blunders on glyphosate and chemical evaluations undermine its former independent reputation

Hank Campbell | 
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in France was once one of the most respected epidemiology groups in ...
Why the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to surprise us

Why the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to surprise us

Ricki Lewis | 
As people in the US grapple with a return to masking to stay ahead of the delta and lambda variants ...
Skin cancer and screening: The good and the bad of ‘overdiagnosis’

Skin cancer and screening: The good and the bad of ‘overdiagnosis’

Teresa Carr | 
About a decade ago, when he was a first-year dermatology resident, Adewole Adamson learned that “exploding” rates of melanoma were ...
How endangered great apes provide a crucial window into human evolution — and why we should help preserve these species

How endangered great apes provide a crucial window into human evolution — and why we should help preserve these species

Mary Mitchell | 
When I was a kid, every trip to the zoo featured a visit to the orangutan habitat. I was fascinated ...
Viewpoint: How COVID has altered the future of US agriculture and the role of biotechnology

Viewpoint: How COVID has altered the future of US agriculture and the role of biotechnology

Jim Budzynski | 
The past year has been a doozy. Being locked up for a year and watching half a million Americans die ...
Organic pesticide copper sulfate—unlike glyphosate—is a carcinogen, kills beneficial insects, decimates soil, pollutes water. It also works. Here are political and science reasons why regulators give it a free pass

Organic pesticide copper sulfate—unlike glyphosate—is a carcinogen, kills beneficial insects, decimates soil, pollutes water. It also works. Here are political and science reasons why regulators give it a free pass

Andrew Porterfield | 
Europe is currently in a frenzy trying to drum up enough support to dramatically rollback approvals of targeted synthetic pesticides, ...
GLP Podcast: 'Lefty' anti-GMO groups embrace lab-leak story; Organic nutrition myths; CRISPR treats crippling disease

GLP Podcast: ‘Lefty’ anti-GMO groups embrace lab-leak story; Organic nutrition myths; CRISPR treats crippling disease

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
Anti-GMO groups have hitched their wagons to the COVID lab-leak hypothesis to keep their flagging agenda alive. Organic produce is ...
Viewpoint: Can agroecology cut European food imports and grow more on less land all while cutting greenhouse gas emissions? It would take a lot

Viewpoint: Can agroecology cut European food imports and grow more on less land all while cutting greenhouse gas emissions? It would take a lot

Andrew Porterfield | 
Europe currently is heavily dependent on imports for food products as well as animal feed, particularly soy and corn. But ...
Viewpoint: Seeds of science denialism in Latin America — The most influential anti-crop biotech groups trace their disinformation network to North America and Europe

Viewpoint: Seeds of science denialism in Latin America — The most influential anti-crop biotech groups trace their disinformation network to North America and Europe

Luis Ventura | 
Earlier in this series on anti-GMO activism in Latin America, we talked about some of the most influential and active ...
X-ray vision to peer into the rubble of collapsed buildings or check for booby traps? The science of the future is now

X-ray vision to peer into the rubble of collapsed buildings or check for booby traps? The science of the future is now

Aly Fathy | 
Within seconds after reaching a city, earthquakes can cause immense destruction: Houses crumble, high-rises turn to rubble, people and animals ...
Organ transplantation: Challenging ethical questions on race, economics, and the meaning of life

Organ transplantation: Challenging ethical questions on race, economics, and the meaning of life

Brandy Schillace | 
At an international conference on kidney transplantation in 1963, a disagreement broke out about exactly when a patient should be considered ...
Banned in Uganda: While the Irish potato faces disease and climate change, politics stymie farmers eager to adopt still unapproved GM seeds

Banned in Uganda: While the Irish potato faces disease and climate change, politics stymie farmers eager to adopt still unapproved GM seeds

Lominda Afedraru | 
It's a five-hour drive into the western part of Uganda to Kachwekano Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute (KaZARDI), where ...
How CRISPR and other gene-edited crops are regulated in the United States and around the world: A scholarly review

How CRISPR and other gene-edited crops are regulated in the United States and around the world: A scholarly review

Genome editing in agriculture and food is leading to new, improved crops and other products. Depending on the regulatory approach ...
‘In nature, everything is connected’: Can synthetic biology reverse the decline in our depleted marine ecosystem?

‘In nature, everything is connected’: Can synthetic biology reverse the decline in our depleted marine ecosystem?

Davian Ho | 
Our blue planet runs on ocean ecosystems that are currently in steep decline. In the last 50 years, the amount ...
Is there a difference between a gene-edited organism and a 'GMO'? The question has important implications for regulation

Is there a difference between a gene-edited organism and a ‘GMO’? The question has important implications for regulation

Henry Miller, Kathleen Hefferon | 
The controversy over genetically engineered organisms (sometimes called “genetically modified organisms,” or “GMOs”) is genuine, not faux — but only ...
‘The One’ on Netflix claims to find your soulmate based on your DNA. What’s the reality?

‘The One’ on Netflix claims to find your soulmate based on your DNA. What’s the reality?

Andrea Waling, Jennifer Power | 
The Netflix drama The One centres around a geneticist who invents a new matchmaking service. It uses DNA to help people ...
Debating the possible origins of COVID-19: A lab-escaped bioweapon? Animal poop? Random mutations of an existing virus?

Debating the possible origins of COVID-19: A lab-escaped bioweapon? Animal poop? Random mutations of an existing virus?

Ricki Lewis | 
“Virus outbreak: research says COVID-19 likely synthetic,” shouted the headline in the Taipei Times on February 23, 2020. The idea ...
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Viewpoint: 6 debunked anti-GMO talking points activists should abandon for good

Agnès Ricroch | 
The public still accepts some blatant untruths about biotechnology, food safety, and sustainability ...
Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 6: Pesticide residues ― Something to worry about?

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 6: Pesticide residues ― Something to worry about?

Kayleen Schreiber, Marc Brazeau | 
Just like anything that goes into your body, it’s the dose (the amount) that matters ...
Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 5: Soil health ― When synthetic pesticides are more sustainable than 'natural' organics

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 5: Soil health ― When synthetic pesticides are more sustainable than ‘natural’ organics

Kayleen Schreiber, Marc Brazeau | 
Most consumers believe organic farming avoids pesticides and prioritizes the health of the environment more than conventional farming. However, this ...
Exploring Prophet Muhammad’s Hebraic descent

Exploring Prophet Muhammad’s Hebraic descent

Ibrahim Omer | 
In the West, the discussion on the origins of Prophet Muhammad has been the subject of limited studies. Traditional and ...
Viewpoint: Biden Interior Secretary's opposition to pesticides and GM crops puts endangered species in jeopardy

Viewpoint: Biden Interior Secretary’s opposition to pesticides and GM crops puts endangered species in jeopardy

Hank Campbell | 
Deb Haaland’s nomination to head the Interior Department has advanced to the full Senate, but the New Mexico representative weathered ...
The Anti-Vaxx Playbook: Exposing the 5-step anti-vaxx conversion program escalating the COVID pandemic. Its proponents include Barbara Loe Fisher, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and Sherri Tenpenny

The Anti-Vaxx Playbook: Exposing the 5-step anti-vaxx conversion program escalating the COVID pandemic. Its proponents include Barbara Loe Fisher, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and Sherri Tenpenny

The Anti-Vaxx Playbook is based on in-depth analysis of speeches and presentations by leading digital anti-vaccine advocates at a meeting ...
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