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Fake news is nothing new: 6 pseudo-news websites have colored GMO debate for years

"Fake news" may be new to most people, but not to followers of the anti-GMO debate. Here are some of ...
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‘Shockumentary’: How to spot fear-based movies about food and farming

It seems as though every year a food “shockumentary” comes out (GMO OMG, Forks Over Knives, Food Inc etc). I’ve ...
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Cognitive dissonance: Why some people ignore science and reject GMO safety

Logical, science-based arguments often seem to have no affect on people hardened in their opposition to GMOs. The reasons are ...
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Economists, in ‘predatory’ journal, challenge Syngenta study finding neonics pose ‘low risk’ to bees

Editor's Note: This article discusses the attack on a Syngenta study by economists published in the Environmental Sciences Europe titled "An experiment ...
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Myth busting: Is agricultural pesticide use in the US, and its impact, going down or up?

Anti-GMO groups have shifted their focus from demonizing GMO crops directly to criticizing chemical usage, particularly the herbicide glyphosate, for ...
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Why business journalists should not write on science: Washington Post botches India GMO cotton exposé

Business reporters should not attempt to write about science--a point underscored by a botched Washington Post "investigation" about growing cotton ...
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Genetic Literacy Project’s Top 6 Stories for the Week, December 12, 2016

From this past week, here are the #GLPTop6 among many great stories on human and agriculture genetics around the world ...
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Oregon teacher: Anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva talk slippery on facts

On November 21, 2016, prominent GMO critic Vandana Shiva, gave a presentation at the Peace Center at Lane Community College ...

Ecofeminist crusader: What makes anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva tick?

There is no figure in the anti-GMO movement that commands more respect than Vandana Shiva. An Indian writer and activist, ...
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Genetic Literacy Project’s Top 6 Stories for the Week, November 27, 2016

From this past week, here are the #GLPTop6 among many great stories on human and agriculture genetics around the world ...
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American Council on Science and Health fact sheet in response to GMO, biotechnology critics

Recently, a concerned group of pro-science scholars contacted American Council on Science and Health because they wanted to counter the ...
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Viewpoint: Vandana Shiva, false prophet for profit

This article originally appeared at Forbes and has been republished here with the author's permission. Vandana Shiva, the Indian activist ...
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Iowa farmer challenges activist Vandana Shiva after ‘myth-filled’ anti-GMO lecture

The philosopher-trained critic of technological innovation spoke at Drake University last week. Unlike what usually happens at public events where ...

Indian anti-GMO philosopher Vandana Shiva doesn’t speak for India’s farmers

[Editor's note: Vandana Shiva, a controversial full-time anti-GMO activist, speaks at Drake University on November 16. Many critics say her claims ...
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GMO advocate at faux Monsanto tribunal: My registration canceled and I was forcibly removed

Just before the Monsanto Tribunal began, David Zaruk held an event entitled Voice of Farmers, featuring talks from four farmers ...
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Farmer suicides rising in non-GMO France, mirroring India’s crisis

[Anti-GMO activists, led by Indian philosopher Vandana Shiva [read GLP profile here], have endlessly repeated the claim that the introduction ...
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‘Crimes Against Humanity’? Who is behind the International Monsanto Tribunal circus?

Anti-GMO activists are gathering at The Hague this weekend to “hold Monsanto accountable for human-rights violations, for crimes against humanity, ...
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Bayer’s proposed takeover of Monsanto has GMO critics taking aspirin

Politicians and activists have been speaking out against Bayer's acquisition of Monsanto. Should consumers and farmers worry about the increasing ...
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Nobel laureate Richard Roberts: Opposition to GMOs is an ‘indulgence of the affluent’

In June, more than a hundred Nobel laureates sent a clear message to Greenpeace: abandon the campaign against GMOs. Since ...
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After India’s GMO cotton miracle, food crops remain blocked– Here’s why

As India's population continues to boom, many wonder how the country will feed its citizens. Can biotechnology offer a solution? ...

Challenging Vandana Shiva’s GMO fear-mongering

Vandana Shiva’s latest effusion against Monsanto in particular and genetically modified organisms in general appeared in this publication on Monday, and I ...
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Talking Biotech: Cornell’s Ronald Herring on Vandana Shiva’s anti-biotechnology crusade in India

Cornell’s Ronald Herring on Vandana Shiva's anti-biotechnology crusade in India ...
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Talking Biotech: Cornell’s Ronald Herring rebukes GMO link to Indian farmer suicides

Cornell’s Ronald Herring rebukes GMO link to Indian farmer suicides ...
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GMOs not natural? FDA ponders science, public perceptions in evaluating label revision

The FDA is reviewing the definition of 'natural' as it pertains to food. Should it include foods made with genetic ...
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View from the farm: Why conventional and organic farmers don’t want to save seeds

A common criticism of GMOs is that corporations force farmers to buy new seeds every year. But do farmers actually ...
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Tale of a GMO protest: Pro and anti-biotech activists illustrate ideological, financial divide

A recent protest in Salem, OR highlights motivations and funding for activists on each side of biotech debate ...
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11 GMO Myths, Part I: Frankenfoods and Franken-corporations

Part one of a two-part series debunking myths about GMOs , deals with myths about the technology and the companies ...
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