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‘Unforgiving math’: Why intensive agriculture is needed to fight climate change and feed 10 billion people

There is an unforgiving math at the interface of agriculture and the environment ...
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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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CRISPR breathing new life into wheat and other crops—can it avoid GMO controversy?

The food industry is hopeful the new gene-editing technology can help create new crop variants without running into the activist ...
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Union of Concerned Scientists, Ricardo Salvador mulled endorsing anti-GMO campaign in exchange for contributions, violating UCS’ ethics policy

In a response to anti-GMO campaigners requesting endorsement, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) promised to look into it in ...
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California bill would curb open records requests used to harass biotech, public health researchers

Corporations and activists from the left and the right are abusing open records laws to harass public university researchers. A ...
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Was there Russian collusion? When it comes to prominent anti-GMO groups, the disturbing answer is ‘yes’

Modern genetic engineering techniques applied to agriculture are making stunning advances. This year, after decades in (gratuitous) regulatory limbo, the ...
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Is monoculture a bad thing? It’s time to revise simplistic ideological narrative

Biotech critics frequently claim that conventional agriculture and GMOs promote monoculture farming, which is harmful to biodiversity. A closer look ...
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Does GMO corn increase crop yields? 21 years of data confirm it does—and provides substantial health benefits

While many studies show that genetically modified crops contribute to yield gains, GMO critics say that they don’t. Such claims, ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-GMO activist Doug Gurian-Sherman’s Food Evolution review misrepresents Uganda banana research

[Editor's note: Patricia Nanteza is a science communicator at Uganda's National Banana Research Program. The following is excerpted from her letter to ...
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Viewpoint: Christopher Portier—well-paid activist scientist at center of the ban-glyphosate movement

Christopher Portier, special adviser to the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer, is bringing down the reputation ...
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GMO that’s not all GMO: Monsanto’s rootworm-fighting corn seed uses RNA interference

The EPA's relatively quick approval of a new Monsanto seed trait drew criticism from anti-GMO groups that complained about a ...
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Impossible Burger blowback: Will irrational fears of biotechnology block introduction of sustainable foods?

Two entities that seem like they should be on the same page — a coalition of environmental groups and a ...
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Viewpoint: Canadian monarch butterfly and bee populations thrive as glyphosate use increases

What happened to the monarchs? The popular story is that genetically modified crops and an evil herbicide called glyphosate (also ...
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Viewpoint: California activists ‘gamed system’ to get glyphosate herbicide labeled as carcinogen

Environmental activists found the perfect targets to help them defame the popular herbicide glyphosate — widely-accepted as safe — in ...
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Anti-vax Organic Consumers Association, linked to measles outbreak, has deep ties to anti-GMO conspiracist USRTK

The Organic Consumers Association uses its sizable budget to fund front groups, like Gary Ruskin's US Right to Know, that ...
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Kelly v Graham: Should scientists ‘stay out’ of politics?

The question of whether scientists should take special restraint in not lacing their pubic engagement on science issues with politics ...
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Viewpoint: Mark Bittman, ever the clown, still isn’t funny

This article originally appeared at Forbes and has been republished here with permission of the author. Mark Bittman, the former ...
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GMO myth busting: Behold the dandelion, the weed with farm busting superpowers

What does it mean to say that weeds are developing a "resistance" to glyphosate or another pesticide? Is this related ...
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Documents uncover secret coordination among ‘independent’ anti-biotech scientists, activists

Emails reveal how activists, researchers and journalists coordinate to promote anti-biotech ideals ...
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