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Viewpoint: Link between bee death and glyphosate still a ‘far-fetched’ story

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Glyphosate is a herbicide, in other words, it is toxic to plants. Its target enzyme is not found in insects ...
Why glyphosate and herbicide-tolerant GMO seeds aren't threats to bees

Why glyphosate and herbicide-tolerant GMO seeds aren’t threats to bees

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Glyphosate is a herbicide, in other words, it is toxic to plants. Its target enzyme is not found in insects ...
Risk In Perspective: Hazard and Risk Are Critically Different Things

Risk In Perspective: Hazard and Risk Are Critically Different Things

Thoughtscapism | 
The difference between hazard and risk is a critical distinction. Hazard and risk describe two different but related concepts. The ...
Monoculture: Do intensive farming and GMOs really threaten biodiversity?

Monoculture: Do intensive farming and GMOs really threaten biodiversity?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Many critics claim GMOs increase the practice of monoculture cropping, but is this accurate? Does intensive farming damage our land ...
Harmful, beneficial or no effect? Flawed European bees and neonicotinoids study could be misused to support ban

Harmful, beneficial or no effect? Flawed European bees and neonicotinoids study could be misused to support ban

Genetic Literacy Project | 
A widely-discussed 3-country study showed no clear impact of neonics on bees. Why did the authors appear to explain away ...
Conventional (GMOs) vs organic farming: Which is better for animals and the environment?

Conventional (GMOs) vs organic farming: Which is better for animals and the environment?

Medium | 
[Editor's note: Iida Ruishalme is a writer and a science communicator from Sweden who holds a M.Sc. in Biology.] I ...
Hobbyist beekeeping practices and rejection of chemical treatments major driver of bee-killing Varroa mites and disease

Hobbyist beekeeping practices and rejection of chemical treatments major driver of bee-killing Varroa mites and disease

Blog | 
Hobby beekeeping is very common. A European Bee Health Report found that in many countries, the majority of beekeepers pursue the activity ...
UN Commission report promoting organics, critical of pesticides challenged as biased

UN Commission report promoting organics, critical of pesticides challenged as biased

Genetic Literacy Project | 
A recent UN report grabbed headlines for dismissing as ‘myth’ the notion that pesticides are necessary to feed the world ...
Cause for concern over claims of "dangerous" glyphosate in wine, breast milk, cereal, etc.?

Cause for concern over claims of “dangerous” glyphosate in wine, breast milk, cereal, etc.?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
There is far less reason to worry about the 'dangers' of glyphosate when compared to other pesticide but many activists ...
Is the herbicide glyphosate, often paired with GMOs, especially dangerous?

Is the herbicide glyphosate, often paired with GMOs, especially dangerous?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Why do advocacy groups campaign against the herbicide glyphosate and not other far more toxic agricultural pesticides? ...
Could glyphosate cause other health problems even if it's not carcinogenic?

Could glyphosate cause other health problems even if it’s not carcinogenic?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
GMO skeptics have raised health concerns about glyphosate beyond claims, proven unfounded, that they cause cancer. Here is what the ...
Does the herbicide glyphosate cause cancer? The GLP does a deep dive into the science

Does the herbicide glyphosate cause cancer? The GLP does a deep dive into the science

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Glyphosate--an herbicide pioneered by Monsanto but now off patent--has emerged as a proxy for critics of crop biotechnology and intensive ...
European scientist: WHO's IARC faces scrutiny over glyphosate cancer designation

European scientist: WHO’s IARC faces scrutiny over glyphosate cancer designation

Genetic Literacy Project | 
One of the World Health Organization's cancer research bodies faces increasing criticism because of its questionable categorizations of numerous safe ...
Talking Biotech: Cell biologist, author Iida Ruishalme on glyphosate safety, dangers

Talking Biotech: Cell biologist, author Iida Ruishalme on glyphosate safety, dangers

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Cell biologist, author and Thoughtscapism founder Iida Ruishalme's comprehensive assessment of glyphosate ...
Organic vs. conventional farming: Which has lower environmental impact?

Organic vs. conventional farming: Which has lower environmental impact?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
A Swedish Food Agency report compared environmental impacts of conventional farming against those of organic farming ...
Are monocultures the great evil of GMOs and modern ag?

Are monocultures the great evil of GMOs and modern ag?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Many critics claim GMOs increase the practice of monocultural, but is this really true? And is monoculture really detrimental to ...
Media and organic created myth: UN endorses small-scale organic farming over biotech

Media and organic created myth: UN endorses small-scale organic farming over biotech

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Based on one UN study of agriculture in the developing world written by GMO critics, many media outlets claim the ...
Engineering debates on GMOs: How to change minds when emotions overrule science

Engineering debates on GMOs: How to change minds when emotions overrule science

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Discussions about GMOs often degenerate into shouting matches, especially on line. The science minded should consider the psychology of how ...
3 ways GMO rice could improve world but tech hurdles and anti-GMO protests block way

3 ways GMO rice could improve world but tech hurdles and anti-GMO protests block way

Genetic Literacy Project | 
New GMO varieties of rice could improve nutrition, cut potentially dangerous arsenic levels and help combat climate change, but activist ...

How science of GMOs can refine our environmental values

Many humans care deeply for the environment, and I really appreciate that sentiment. In order for us to have the ...
'Natural' illusions: Biologist's failed attempt to defend organic food

‘Natural’ illusions: Biologist’s failed attempt to defend organic food

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Swedish writer trained in biology had embraced organic food and farming for years as a safer and healthier alternative to ...
Organic foods claimed nutritional benefits rest on shaky anti-oxidant study

Organic foods claimed nutritional benefits rest on shaky anti-oxidant study

Genetic Literacy Project | 
High Antioxidant meta-study criticized for being too inclusive, for not dismissing studies with flawed methodology used to support boasting claims ...
Are GMOs increasing profits of farmers and biotech companies at environment's expense?

Are GMOs increasing profits of farmers and biotech companies at environment’s expense?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Many people, particularly those embracing organic foods, worry whether GMOs might negatively impact the environment. What does the evidence say? ...