Biopesticides: Creating a mosquito-fighting bacteria wasn't easy—or fast

Biopesticides: Creating a mosquito-fighting bacteria wasn’t easy—or fast

[A]fter decades of international scientific effort, a new mosquito biopesticide (a pesticide that uses natural bacteria) has been approved. And it only took a year and ...
Viewpoint: Anti-pesticide activists exploit chemical testing technology to scare public

Viewpoint: Anti-pesticide activists exploit chemical testing technology to scare public

One religious group forecast an apocalypse a few weeks ago. They used the Bible as their source. More recently, a newer religion ...
40 percent of cancer cases linked to lifestyle, obesity; minor impact of chemicals

40 percent of cancer cases linked to lifestyle, obesity; minor impact of chemicals

Decades ago, when activist groups were promoting every trace chemical they could find as a carcinogen, the American Council on ...
Junk science: Journal paid to publish 'food industry conspiracy' paper—funded by organic industry

Junk science: Journal paid to publish ‘food industry conspiracy’ paper—funded by organic industry

Gary Ruskin, the chief junkyard dog of US Right To Know, an industry front group created by Organic Consumers Association ...
Viewpoint: Time for reassessment of ‘privileged' organic industry as national program head steps down

Viewpoint: Time for reassessment of ‘privileged’ organic industry as national program head steps down

[Editor’s Note: Hank Campbell is president of the American Council on Science and Health.] For the last 17 years, the United ...
GMO controversies of 40 years ago are today’s science success stories

GMO controversies of 40 years ago are today’s science success stories

GMOs were a worry 40 years ago? Yes, though GMO insulin today is regarded as a gigantic success story for ...
Viewpoint: Netflix promotes anti-GMO films, suppresses legitimate science

Viewpoint: Netflix promotes anti-GMO films, suppresses legitimate science

Netflix has declined to carry the agriculture documentary called "Food Evolution", for reasons they refused to specify. ... Is the ...
Viewpoint: California activists ‘gamed system’ to get glyphosate herbicide labeled as carcinogen

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 ...
Opinion: Bloomberg journalists botch another anti-Monsanto article

Opinion: Bloomberg journalists botch another anti-Monsanto article

[Editor's note: Hank Campbell is president of the American Council on Science and Health.] Bloomberg Businessweek has written another anti-Monsanto article.... It's ...
Food Evolution's NYC premiere proof science and reason can win over GMO skeptics

Food Evolution’s NYC premiere proof science and reason can win over GMO skeptics

Change is hard. But a skeptical New York City crowd's reaction to Food Evolution, a new documentary about GMOs, provides ...
Will new government guidelines for GE crops spur innovation—or do they not go far enough?

Will new government guidelines for GE crops spur innovation—or do they not go far enough?

[Editor's note: Hank Campbell is president of the American Council on Science and Health.] Since 2014, China has spent $4 billion ...
Will Trump continue Obama-era 'streamlining' of crop and animal biotech and gene-editing regulations?

Will Trump continue Obama-era ‘streamlining’ of crop and animal biotech and gene-editing regulations?

[Editor's note: Hank Campbell is president of the American Council on Science and Health.] President Donald Trump spent a great deal ...
10 ways Whole Foods misleads consumers about organic food and farming

10 ways Whole Foods misleads consumers about organic food and farming

[Editor's note: Hank Campbell is president of the American Council on Science and Health.] I was at a meeting with ...
French men getting less sexy? As sperm counts slide, activists point to pesticides, scientists to vegetables

French men getting less sexy? As sperm counts slide, activists point to pesticides, scientists to vegetables

Studies have found vegetarians have lower sperm count and that French men in the 1980s had higher sperm counts than ...
Environmental Working Group's Dirty Dozen pesticide-in-foods list confuses risk and hazard

Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen pesticide-in-foods list confuses risk and hazard

It's that time of the year when the Environmental Working Group produces its "Dirty Dozen List" - foods they believe ...
IARC accused of selectively excluding 'best' scientists from glyphosate review

IARC accused of selectively excluding ‘best’ scientists from glyphosate review

To scientists... what was really alarming was [the IARC] finding that the pesticide glyphosate, the main ingredient in the common product ...

With Bayer acquiring ‘Monsatan’, anti-GMO activists need new bogeyman

The German conglomerate Bayer has agreed to buy Monsanto ... Now the speculation has turned to American anti-science groups and how ...
Is drought-tolerant CRISPR corn GMO?

Is drought-tolerant CRISPR corn GMO?

With GMOs going off patent, anti-science activists and the PR groups running interference for them... are running out of time ...

Reasonable discourse exists in GMO labeling debate

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. With the Vermont [GMO ...

Coca-Cola reportedly pulling products from VT over GMO labeling law

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Vermont’s somewhat capricious GMO ...
GMO fish can help feed the world sustainably

GMO fish can help feed the world sustainably

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . . [E]nvironmental ...
Why we should be concerned that WHO's IARC reversed course on coffee's carcinogenicity

Why we should be concerned that WHO’s IARC reversed course on coffee’s carcinogenicity

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The World Health Organization’s ...
Varroa mites again implicated in bee losses

Varroa mites again implicated in bee losses

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The Bee Informed Partnership ...
Do process food labels help or harm consumers?

Do process food labels help or harm consumers?

Process food labels have become ubiquitous- organic, natural, shade grown-but is this explosion of information actually good for the consumer? ...
Why some activists want labels for GMOs but not for pesticides used by organic farmers

Why some activists want labels for GMOs but not for pesticides used by organic farmers

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. I was on Michael ...

Campbells GMO labels are brilliant marketing strategy

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Campbell Soup Co. . ...
Most people aren't farmers, easily scared by spin about GMOs, modern agriculture

Most people aren’t farmers, easily scared by spin about GMOs, modern agriculture

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Modern farming is remote. Though ...

As organic moves into ordinary grocery stores will it lose elite, trendy cachet?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. If you prefer an ...