Viewpoint: This flu season is a ‘wake-up call’—we need a universal flu vaccine

Viewpoint: This flu season is a ‘wake-up call’—we need a universal flu vaccine

Editor's note: Henry I. Miller, a physician, molecular biologist and former flu virus researcher, is the Robert Wesson fellow in scientific ...
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Viewpoint: Russia Today’s ‘fake news’ about GMOs is a strategic attack by Putin on US science and technology

On Sunday [Jan. 7], CBS’s 60 Minutes ran a segment on the propaganda role of Russian news network RT, or Russia Today. ... RT, the ...
Viewpoint: Misguided activism imperils potential of golden rice

Viewpoint: Misguided activism imperils potential of golden rice

Golden rice has the potential to solve a significant health problem in developing nations, where hundreds of thousands of children ...
Viewpoint: Why so many scientific studies are flawed and poorly understood

Viewpoint: Why so many scientific studies are flawed and poorly understood

With misleading conclusions often reported from scientific research, it's important to be able to discern between legitimate studies and dubious ...
Viewpoint: FDA regulations 'a disaster' for genetically modified animal research

Viewpoint: FDA regulations ‘a disaster’ for genetically modified animal research

The Trump Administration and Congress should rein in the FDA's regulatory overreach on genetically engineered animals, which is stifling important ...
When genetic engineering came of age: World’s first GMO—GE insulin—approved 35 years ago

When genetic engineering came of age: World’s first GMO—GE insulin—approved 35 years ago

It has been 35 years since genetically engineered insulin was approved by the FDA in a process that was quick ...
Viewpoint: Overly strict human gene-editing regulations let patients suffer and die

Viewpoint: Overly strict human gene-editing regulations let patients suffer and die

[Editor’s note: Henry Miller is a physician and molecular biologist, and a Fellow in Scientific Philosophy and Public Policy at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He ...
Viewpoint: Outdated regulations responsible for recall, destruction of harmless GE petunias

Viewpoint: Outdated regulations responsible for recall, destruction of harmless GE petunias

An outdated policy leading to the destruction of 50 varieties of harmless flowers provides evidence that regulatory GMO practices need ...
Viewpoint: Why the FDA should not be regulating genetically engineered animals (as drugs, no less)

Viewpoint: Why the FDA should not be regulating genetically engineered animals (as drugs, no less)

[Editor's note: Henry Miller is founding director of the FDA's Office of Biotechnology. John Cohrssen is former counsel to the White ...
Opinion: Why the National Organic Program's funding should be eliminated, not just cut

Opinion: Why the National Organic Program’s funding should be eliminated, not just cut

[Editor's note: Henry Miller is a physician and molecular biologist, and a Fellow in Scientific Philosophy and Public Policy at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He ...
Opinion | Putin’s 'sock puppets': How Russia 'uses' anti-GMO activists to undermine crop biotech and science

Opinion | Putin’s ‘sock puppets’: How Russia ‘uses’ anti-GMO activists to undermine crop biotech and science

In its promotion of 'fake news,' Russia is committed to undermining US technological advantages by using anti-GMO activists to spread ...
Should the government have ordered the destruction of harmless and beautiful 'illegal' GMO petunias?

Should the government have ordered the destruction of harmless and beautiful ‘illegal’ GMO petunias?

Sometimes government regulators do things that are not merely misguided but gratuitously stupid. A classic example came [May 2017], when ...
Sustainability myth: Stanford misleads students about organic farming's reduced environmental impact

Sustainability myth: Stanford misleads students about organic farming’s reduced environmental impact

The promotion of 'sustainable' organic farming at one of the nation's top universities shows just how pervasive myths about conventional ...
Hype and agroecology: Is 'low input' farming better for the environment and economy?

Hype and agroecology: Is ‘low input’ farming better for the environment and economy?

[Editor's note: Henry Miller, physician and molecular biologist, is a fellow in Scientific Philosophy and Public Policy at Stanford University’s ...
European Commission: Scientists find neonicotinoids don't harm bees, restrictions hurt farmers—but support permanent ban

European Commission: Scientists find neonicotinoids don’t harm bees, restrictions hurt farmers—but support permanent ban

The EU's Joint Research Center found that the temporary ban on neonics did not help bees and hurt farmers' ability ...
Hazard vs risk: California's Prop 65 relies on 'flawed approach' of WHO's IARC cancer agency

Hazard vs risk: California’s Prop 65 relies on ‘flawed approach’ of WHO’s IARC cancer agency

[Editor's note: Read the GLP's coverage of the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer here.] [Editor's note: ...
Should Trump scrap USDA's National Organic Program?

Should Trump scrap USDA’s National Organic Program?

Federal subsidizing of organics has health as well as economic consequences. Many consumers now believe that organic food is healthier, ...
New EPA head Scott Pruit poised to challenge 'politics driven' farm chemical regulations

New EPA head Scott Pruit poised to challenge ‘politics driven’ farm chemical regulations

[Editor’s note: Henry Miller is a physician and molecular biologist, and was the founding director of the FDA’s Office of Biotechnology.]  ...
GOP Congress could deploy long-standing law to repeal Obama-era FDA GMO animal biotech policies

GOP Congress could deploy long-standing law to repeal Obama-era FDA GMO animal biotech policies

A game-changer for regulatory reform, [the Congressional Review Act] could be a significant stimulus to job creation and economic growth ...
Were 'activist scientists' behind European Union neonicotinoids ban?

Were ‘activist scientists’ behind European Union neonicotinoids ban?

[Editor's note: Henry Miller is a physician and molecular biologist who was the founding director of the FDA’s Office of Biotechnology.]  ...
Cheaper blue jeans that are better for the environment? Genetic engineering can make it happen

Cheaper blue jeans that are better for the environment? Genetic engineering can make it happen

Editor's note: This piece is written by Dr. Miller, a physician and molecular biologist, who was the founding director of the ...
Crop biotech policy experts: Fallout from 'equivocating' National Academy of Sciences GMO report now being felt

Crop biotech policy experts: Fallout from ‘equivocating’ National Academy of Sciences GMO report now being felt

Science is not democratic. The National Academies of Sciences report muddied the debate about GE crop yields, gave undue credence ...
Will Trump Administration reduce 'unnecessary' agricultural biotechnology regulations?

Will Trump Administration reduce ‘unnecessary’ agricultural biotechnology regulations?

During the campaign, President-elect Trump questioned whether certain regulations were sensible, and in its transition to power the new administration ...
New York Times unresponsive to scientists' criticism of Danny Hakim's error-filled article on GMO 'failures'

New York Times unresponsive to scientists’ criticism of Danny Hakim’s error-filled article on GMO ‘failures’

The New York Times has conducted a decades-long vendetta against the ... techniques of genetic engineering applied to agriculture. Bias and inaccuracy ...
Bioethicists should “get out of the way” of groundbreaking germline-altering research

Bioethicists should “get out of the way” of groundbreaking germline-altering research

As psychiatrist and American Enterprise Institute scholar Dr. Sally Satel has written, there are indeed complex and difficult questions in ...
NY State PTA proposal to ban GMOs in schools 'contrary to science, common sense'

NY State PTA proposal to ban GMOs in schools ‘contrary to science, common sense’

When it holds its annual meeting in November in Saratoga Springs, [New York State Parent Teacher Association] NYSPTA will vote ...
'Advocacy research' tying neonicotinoids to bee deaths debunked, but still effective propaganda

‘Advocacy research’ tying neonicotinoids to bee deaths debunked, but still effective propaganda

...[A] worrisome... trend is the increasing frequency of articles containing flawed “advocacy research” that is actually designed to give a false result. This ...
Are GMO labels 'a Trojan horse for big government intervention' in our food supply?

Are GMO labels ‘a Trojan horse for big government intervention’ in our food supply?

Mark Bittman, the former New York Times food writer... is baaaaack–with a Times op-ed titled,“GMO Labeling Law Could Stir a Revolution.” . ...