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Do vaccines contain glyphosate? Anti-GMO claim requires ‘very unlikely scenario’

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Many GMO critics believe that vaccines are contaminated with glyphosate. A look at how vaccines are made and how glyphosate ...
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Viewpoint: Public supports CRISPR, gene drives to battle infectious disease, plant pests—despite activist opposition

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Consumers are less wary of biotechnology when they know how it's being deployed ...
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Education, politics, religion may have no impact on our acceptance of GMOs

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A study examining the public's 2006 views on GMOs offers a glimpse into the evolution of the ongoing debate over ...

CRISPR breathing new life into wheat and other crops—can it avoid GMO controversy?

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The food industry is hopeful the new gene-editing technology can help create new crop variants without running into the activist ...

Milkweed: Mother’s milk for monarch butterflies, but yield-robbing weed for farmers

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Can we encourage a resurgence in butterfly-friendly milkweed populations without making farming even more challenging? ...

Quest to reduce greenhouse gases needs modern farming techniques, including use of GMOs, not organics, research shows

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Modern farming has "uncoupled" itself from greenhouse gas output -- using new technologies, including genetic engineering, to boost crop yields ...
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Viewpoint: Organic farmer’s New York Times opinion piece perpetuates ‘fantasy’ of small growers feeding the world

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Barber’s perspective on GM and patented seeds follow the party line of the organic industry ...
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Viewpoint: Guardian (UK) ‘Toxic America’ series: Anti-chemical activism masquerades as science journalism

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So far, they’ve published no article by or in-depth interview with an actual scientist ...
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Why GMOs aren’t responsible for a spike in food allergies

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What's behind the rise in food allergies? There are a lot of possible answers to this, but it's probably not ...
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Mad genius and genes: Are highly creative people more likely to suffer mental illness?

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The idea of the "creative madman" (or woman) has persisted throughout history with Vincent Van Gogh as Exhibit A. Science ...
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Why the ‘chemical free’ organic industry has a ‘pesticide problem’

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The organic label is often touted as meaning "pesticide free" and has become a rallying cry for anti-GMO activists. But ...
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Does Big Ag control farmers through seeds patents? Farmers don’t think so.

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Farmers have a wide range of choices for seeds, including conventional and GMO. And most, for economic and performance rather ...

‘Regenerative’ is the new buzz word in agriculture. Does the sustainability hype match reality?

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The goal should be sustainability, not trying to advance an ideology ...
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Viewpoint: Politico veers again into pseudoscience and politics with another misleading glyphosate infographic

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Once again, a website known for its political coverage proves itself unable to report on science-related issues ...
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Pseudo-science alert: For $9,500, Politico provides disinformation about crop biotechnology, GMOs and pesticides

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When Politico strays from politics into agricultural biotech, its naiveté and lack of science expertise shows through ...

Using genetic engineering to turn annual crops into perennials could bolster global food production

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One of the ways we could increase yields--and improve sustainability--would be to convert key grain crops into perennials, allowing them ...

From a sustainability perspective, GMO AquaBounty salmon should be a ‘dream come true’. Why do environmentalists oppose it?

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The flip-flop by Food and Water Watch and other advocacy groups rests not on environmental or science-based concerns but on ...

Why neonicotinoid pesticides don’t deserve a ‘deadly to bees’ label

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While some activists blame the popular class of pesticides for bee deaths, research suggests there are many contributing factors. And ...

How much can we blame our genes for addictive behavior?

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Of all the people who try alcohol or illegal drugs, only 10 to 20 percent get addicted. No single gene ...

Examining the EU’s contradictory treatment of glyphosate and copper sulfate pesticides

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Of all the elements the EU considers in ag regulations, science gets the shortest shrift ...

Can genetic engineering deliver a natural microbial fertilizer for crops?

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At the turn of the previous century, German scientists Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch got all the credit for finding ...

Organic fungicide copper sulfate poses dangers to humans, animals, insects—how does it compare to conventional pesticides?

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Organic farming is not chemical free. Copper sulfate is a popular one. How does it work and how does it ...

Let’s say we can force the mosquito into extinction — should we do it?

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Not many people like mosquitoes. So why not eliminate them? Newer techniques like CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing may make this possible ...

Are GMO critics more open to gene editing that targets plant and human diseases?

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The early generations of transgenic plants focused primarily on increasing productivity, either by reducing pest damage or increasing yields by ...

Using gene editing to control forest fires? It could be a reality if anti-biotechnology activists don’t block it

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The American west has experienced devastating wildfires in recent years; while the number of fires has decreased a little over ...

After successful demonization campaign against herbicide glyphosate, anti-GMO activists and environmental groups take aim at atrazine

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In July, the US Environmental Protection Agency issued an extensive report that reviewed decades of science and declared that a ...