Infographic: Does glyphosate (aka RoundUp) cause cancer? 18 of 19 global regulatory and chemical oversight agencies say 'no' while one presents equivocal data

Infographic: Does glyphosate (aka RoundUp) cause cancer? 18 of 19 global regulatory and chemical oversight agencies say ‘no’ while one presents equivocal data

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Glyphosate weedkiller, once marketed exclusively under the name RoundUp by its originator Monsanto, is the world's most popular herbicide, used ...
Viewpoint: Anti-science GMO rejectionists won’t disappear anytime soon but the past year has demonstrated their increasing irrelevance

Viewpoint: Anti-science GMO rejectionists won’t disappear anytime soon but the past year has demonstrated their increasing irrelevance

Cameron English | 
Just six years ago, America was engaged in a ferocious debate over GMO food labels; March Against Monsanto could assemble thousands ...
How can we protect wild salmon from interbreeding with farmed salmon? CRISPR gene editing is a solution

How can we protect wild salmon from interbreeding with farmed salmon? CRISPR gene editing is a solution

Lisa Abend | 
Upon an otherwise unruly landscape of choppy sea and craggy peaks, the salmon farms that dot many of Norway’s remote ...
Viewpoint: 'Predatorts' — How activist nonprofits create fear and seed science doubt, generate lawsuits, and distort public policy

Viewpoint: ‘Predatorts’ — How activist nonprofits create fear and seed science doubt, generate lawsuits, and distort public policy

David Zaruk | 
Imagine you are a US tort lawyer wanting to extract as much honey from the pot as possible. What do ...
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10% — not 75% — of crop yield is pollinator-dependent: Our World in Data debunks claims that global food supply is imminently endangered by ‘disappearing’ insects

Hannah Ritchie | 
It’s unfortunate that the wildlife we care least about provides us with the most functional value. We favor the bears ...
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Taboo: Why has Africa emerged as the global coronavirus ‘Cold Spot’ — and why are we afraid to talk about it?

Jon Entine, Patrick Whittle | 
The first COVID-19 case in Africa was confirmed on February 14th, 2020, in Egypt. The first in sub-Saharan Africa appeared ...
Viewpoint: Creationism overruns archaeology? Promotion of indigenous origin stories challenges scientific consensus

Viewpoint: Creationism overruns archaeology? Promotion of indigenous origin stories challenges scientific consensus

Elizabeth Weiss | 
In April, one of us—Elizabeth Weiss—gave a talk, titled Has Creationism Crept Back into Archaeology?, at the 86th Annual Meeting of ...
An activist-based PR campaign is poised to claim that the Earth faces a Silent Spring-like ‘insect armageddon.’ Will The New York Times and other media fall for the 'hysteria con' once again?

An activist-based PR campaign is poised to claim that the Earth faces a Silent Spring-like ‘insect armageddon.’ Will The New York Times and other media fall for the ‘hysteria con’ once again?

Jon Entine | 
For the past four years, journalists and environmental bloggers have been churning out story after story that insects are vanishing, ...
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Re-examining 10 science-challenged ‘studies’ suggesting GMOs are harmful

Layla Katiraee | 
The blog "10 Scientific Studies Proving GMOs Can Be Harmful To Human Health" is now a fixture on cyberspace. A ...
Viewpoint: This 11,000 page European Union report should end the debate over the ‘dangers’ posed by glyphosate weedkiller

Viewpoint: This 11,000 page European Union report should end the debate over the ‘dangers’ posed by glyphosate weedkiller

Steven Novella | 
Glyphosate is a weed killer widely used by the agricultural industry and also available for consumer use in products like ...
How genetic engineering will help make fishing more sustainable

How genetic engineering will help make fishing more sustainable

Steven Cerier | 
After an arduous process that took more than 25 years from time of conception to commercialization, the GMO salmon was ...
Don't believe the hype: Organic produce is not healthier than conventionally-grown fruit and vegetables

Don’t believe the hype: Organic produce is not healthier than conventionally-grown fruit and vegetables

Matthew Rees, Phil Harvey | 
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture starting to implement its organic food rules. They allow ...
Viewpoint: ‘The European Green Deal has been captured by chemophobic activists with no understanding of science’. Here’s how the EU can put sustainability ahead of ideology

Viewpoint: ‘The European Green Deal has been captured by chemophobic activists with no understanding of science’. Here’s how the EU can put sustainability ahead of ideology

David Zaruk | 
After seeing rampant chemophobia and fear-mongering influence the REACH process in the mid-2000s, I set up a satirical blog called ...
Viewpoint: Why the Wuhan lab escape theory explaining the origin of the global pandemic isn’t going away anytime soon

Viewpoint: Why the Wuhan lab escape theory explaining the origin of the global pandemic isn’t going away anytime soon

Nicholas Wade | 
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives the world over for more than a year. Its death toll will soon reach ...
Viewpoint: Mexico's 'cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face' glyphosate ban — Why prohibiting one of the safest herbicides in the world will dramatically increase the use of a demonstrably more harmful alternative

Viewpoint: Mexico’s ‘cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face’ glyphosate ban — Why prohibiting one of the safest herbicides in the world will dramatically increase the use of a demonstrably more harmful alternative

Marc Brazeau | 
It appears that the proposed Mexican government plan to ban all genetically engineered corn and the widely used herbicide glyphosate ...
'Flawed process leads to flawed science': Why the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer claims glyphosate causes cancer

‘Flawed process leads to flawed science’: Why the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer claims glyphosate causes cancer

Susan Goldhaber | 
The recent excellent article by Josh Bloom, “NYC Pol Uses Phony Cancer Scare & ‘Children’ to Ban Glyphosate in Parks,” ...
Genetic astrology? Nutrigenomic DNA tests: Can you prime your health by tailoring diet and exercise to your biology?

Genetic astrology? Nutrigenomic DNA tests: Can you prime your health by tailoring diet and exercise to your biology?

Mariam Sajid | 
"The promise of genetic testing is that it can tell you more about the way you're built so that you ...
From lab bench to dinner table — How do you create cell-based prime rib eye?

From lab bench to dinner table — How do you create cell-based prime rib eye?

Sam Moxon | 
In March of 2021, researchers at the University of Tokyo announced that they had successfully grown steak in a lab ...
Viewpoint: COVID lockdown denialists are immune to the hard realities of a relentless virus

Viewpoint: COVID lockdown denialists are immune to the hard realities of a relentless virus

Christopher Snowdon | 
I am no lockdown junkie. I’d like to get that straight before I explain why the most extreme variant of ...
Is science racist? Genetics, evolutionary human differences and ‘critical race theory’

Is science racist? Genetics, evolutionary human differences and ‘critical race theory’

Patrick Whittle | 
The killing of George Floyd at the knee of a policeman last May ignited a global wave of protest. Almost ...
Viewpoint — ‘Selective skepticism’ and media hypocrisy: Why are liberal news sites vigilant in challenging COVID misinformation but give anti-biotechnology and chemical scare-mongers a free pass?

Viewpoint — ‘Selective skepticism’ and media hypocrisy: Why are liberal news sites vigilant in challenging COVID misinformation but give anti-biotechnology and chemical scare-mongers a free pass?

Cameron English | 
In recent months, the mainstream press has been on a crusade against COVID vaccine skepticism, tenaciously promoting science-based medicine and ...
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Our food has never been safer, so why are we so scared of it?

Jack Bobo | 
Why you shouldn't trust your brain ...
Pesticides and Food: It's not a black or white issue — Part 1: Has pesticide use decreased?

Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 1: Has pesticide use decreased?

Kayleen Schreiber, Marc Brazeau | 
What is the truth about crop pesticides and their residues in food in 2018? ...
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Viewpoint: Will 5G harm you? Activist groups succeed in stirring conspiracy health risk phobias, as New York State legislature prepares to debate ‘growing evidence’ of harm

Geoffrey Kabat | 
Two bills were recently introduced in the New York State legislature (in the Assembly and in the Senate) to establish ...
Viewpoint: Skeptical of pesticides? That's because you don't know what life is like without them

Viewpoint: Skeptical of pesticides? That’s because you don’t know what life is like without them

Henry Miller | 
Our greatest public health challenge isn’t chemicals -- it's ignorance and fear-mongering about them ...
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Could there ever be a vaccine for breast cancer?

Sam Moxon | 
Triple-negative breast cancer, about 10% of all breast cancers, is one of the most aggressive and deadliest forms of this ...
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Viewpoint: Fact-checking anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva’s ‘Poison-Free, Fossil-Free’ food lecture

Alison Van Eenennaam | 
The event was a missed opportunity to have the more nuanced discussion that such an important topic deserves ...
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