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Book review: Jennifer Thompson’s ‘GM Crops and the Global Divide’ addresses Europe's neo-colonialist attempt to intimidate Africa into rejecting crop biotechnology

Book review: Jennifer Thompson’s ‘GM Crops and the Global Divide’ addresses Europe’s neo-colonialist attempt to intimidate Africa into rejecting crop biotechnology

Jennifer Thomson’s excellent new book, “GM Crops and the Global Divide” (CSIRO Publishing, 2020), is a highly informed, lucid, and ...
Viewpoint: Earth Day needs a sustainability do-over. It's devolved into environmental Cassandras prophesying apocalypse, dishing antitechnology dirt and proselytizing for a 'woke' agenda

Viewpoint: Earth Day needs a sustainability do-over. It’s devolved into environmental Cassandras prophesying apocalypse, dishing antitechnology dirt and proselytizing for a ‘woke’ agenda

Sadly, today’s Earth Day shares something with the current political environment: It reeks of divisiveness. Earth Day has devolved into ...
Viewpoint: FDA’s ‘pause’ on distribution of the J&J vaccine is overly risk-averse

Viewpoint: FDA’s ‘pause’ on distribution of the J&J vaccine is overly risk-averse

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Citing “an abundance of caution,” the FDA on [April 13] recommended a “pause” in the administration of Johnson & Johnson’s ...
Viewpoint: ‘War against the West’: Russia powers global vaccine rejectionist movement even as it inoculates its own citizens

Viewpoint: ‘War against the West’: Russia powers global vaccine rejectionist movement even as it inoculates its own citizens

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Anyone active on social media is aware that there is a great deal of passionate but ill-founded opposition to vaccination, ...
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Viewpoint: Why is National Geographic embracing simplistic activist narratives on nuanced pesticide controversies?

Issues & Insights | 
For more than a century, National Geographic has produced a high-quality magazine that is well-grounded in science, history and culture ...
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

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Our greatest public health challenge isn’t chemicals -- it's ignorance and fear-mongering about them ...
Viewpoint: FDA’s overregulation of gene-edited animals hinders innovation and harms consumers

Viewpoint: FDA’s overregulation of gene-edited animals hinders innovation and harms consumers

City Journal | 
When the FDA wants to, it can get desperately needed products expeditiously to those who need them.  But for some ...
Viewpoint: Agroecology advocates threaten California agriculture with ‘primitive’ farming practices

Viewpoint: Agroecology advocates threaten California agriculture with ‘primitive’ farming practices

Bakersfield Californian | 
To respond to crises, agriculture must be as efficient, innovative and resilient as possible. Even in California, whose agriculture is ...
There is a lot of misinformation about COVID, the available vaccines and their effectiveness. These 7 insights will help clear that up.

There is a lot of misinformation about COVID, the available vaccines and their effectiveness. These 7 insights will help clear that up.

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, there have been many thousands of articles and commentaries published on almost every ...
Machine learning helps battle life-threatening diseases. Could it end world hunger, too?

Machine learning helps battle life-threatening diseases. Could it end world hunger, too?

When was the last time you read an online magazine or newspaper, only to find yourself bombarded with shopping ads ...
Viewpoint: COVID won't subside in the US until 70% of us are immune. That means: 'Get a vaccine'

Viewpoint: COVID won’t subside in the US until 70% of us are immune. That means: ‘Get a vaccine’

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The United States is one of the most seriously COVID-19-impacted countries, faring the worst among the ten most-affected countries worldwide, as ...
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High-tech medical and dental innovation garner the headlines but the most impactful practices are mostly lower tech and prevention-focused

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Much of the progress in medicine during the past half-century has involved expensive, high-tech diagnostic tests and therapies.  The trend in ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-GMO groups exploit COVID to block access to biotech crops

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on our lives in so many ways, including diminished social contact, disrupted ...
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Viewpoint: This is no time to cut corners on regulation of COVID-19 vaccines

Genetic Literacy Project | 
With COVID-19 cases, the percentage of positive test results, and hospitalizations reaching record levels in much of the nation, the ...
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Viewpoint: Europe’s pro-organic Farm to Fork policy will ‘cripple’ an already inefficient agriculture system

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The EU’s “Farm to fork (F2F) strategy”  announced in May, is “the heart of the “Green Deal,” a kind of ...
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Why a coronavirus vaccine ‘October Surprise’ could be an October disaster

Genetic Literacy Project | 
There is widespread anticipation of the availability of vaccines to prevent COVID-19 infections so that Americans can get their lives ...
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Viewpoint: Media focus on COVID-19 deaths ignores lasting impact of ‘calamitous pandemic’

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The media regularly reports about deaths from COVID-19 as if that is the whole story. But it's not. COVID-19 doesn't ...
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COVID-19 is causing silent epidemics — societal and medical crises

Genetic Literacy Project | 
As the nation emerges in fits and starts from the lockdowns spurred by the first wave of COVID-19 illnesses, we’re ...
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Viewpoint: How organic farming exploits consumer demand for ‘authenticity’

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Seeking 'authenticity' is fine -- unless it deprives you of something beneficial ...
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Viewpoint: News or propaganda? UK newspaper the Guardian paid over $800k to publish anti-farming ‘investigation’

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Publishing propaganda as news is dishonest and lets readers down. Dr. Henry Miller, the founding director of the FDA's Office ...
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Viewpoint: Believing that we’ll have a COVID-19 vaccine anytime soon is naive

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The odds that we will have a safe, effective vaccine by January are vanishingly small ...
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Viewpoint: ‘We can’t afford miscommunication or bureaucratic foot-dragging’ in the quest for a coronavirus vaccine

Genetic Literacy Project | 
A draft government report forecasts the possibility of about 200,000 new cases of COVID-19 each day by the end of ...
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Viewpoint: Journalism or propaganda? Animal rights group pays UK newspaper The Guardian to bash agriculture

Issues & Insights | 
We grew up in an era when the mainstream media reported the news straightforwardly, but now much of it is ...
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Viewpoint: How ‘fraudulent, poorly designed, and biased’ studies sow doubt about GMO, gene-edited crops

GM Crops & Food | 
Research in crop science in recent years has advanced at an unprecedented rate, and the intermingling of old and new ...
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Viewpoint: Is a coronavirus vaccine on the horizon? Antiquated FDA regulations make it unlikely one will emerge in the US

Genetic Literacy Project | 
A coronavirus vaccine in the foreseeable future? I’m not holding my breath ...
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What’s missing from claims that neonicotinoids are killing bees, birds and fish?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Criticism of pesticides is often undeserved -- and sometimes absolutely bizarre ...
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Viewpoint: Wild bees on the decline? Lack of evidence challenges popular environmentalist narrative

Genetic Literacy Project | 
'We can’t be simultaneously in the midst of a pollinator crisis threatening our ability to grow food and see continually ...
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Viewpoint: How a small group of scientists and pliable media created a ‘catastrophe narrative’ that hurts bees and farmers

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The scientists who glommed onto the “bee-pocalypse” narrative never bothered to go back and correct the record ...
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