Rethinking the pesticides–neonicotinoids–bee health crisis narrative: Why the media get it wrong

Rethinking the pesticides–neonicotinoids–bee health crisis narrative: Why the media get it wrong

Are bees endangered because of the use of insecticides, and in particular the class of chemicals known as neonicotinoids, which ...
How anti-biotech environmental groups are trying to kill roll-out of AquaBounty's sustainable salmon

How anti-biotech environmental groups are trying to kill roll-out of AquaBounty’s sustainable salmon

If you love Atlantic salmon, what you are eating is almost certainly farm-raised, despite what the label might say. The ...
Jon Entine podcast: Corruption and secrecy behind IARC's glyphosate cancer designation?

Jon Entine podcast: Corruption and secrecy behind IARC’s glyphosate cancer designation?

Glyphosate has been in the headlines for two weeks. Here's a background interview with the GLP's executive director explaining the ...
Tale of two neonicotinoid bumble bee studies—And how science can be massaged

Tale of two neonicotinoid bumble bee studies—And how science can be massaged

Are neonics dangerous for bees? Two studies published on the same day reached sharply different conclusions. Guess which one got ...
Monsanto shill alert: Does industry funded GMO research bias findings?

Monsanto shill alert: Does industry funded GMO research bias findings?

Can consumers trust "independent" studies funded by corporations that have found genetically modified foods safe? Anti-GMO activists say 'no.' But ...
Ecomodernist podcast: Food Evolution film about 'confirmation bias' in foodie and anti-GMO community

Ecomodernist podcast: Food Evolution film about ‘confirmation bias’ in foodie and anti-GMO community

One of the more surprising reactions to the documentary--and disappointing to scientists--came from organic and agroecology supporters who called it ...
Why identifying 'autism genes' is so elusive

Why identifying ‘autism genes’ is so elusive

Researchers are unlocking the mystery of autism's origin. Yes, it's mostly 'in the genes,' but what that means is one ...
Backlash to flawed 'landmark' European neonicotinoid study: Inconclusive data suggest both health benefits and harm

Backlash to flawed ‘landmark’ European neonicotinoid study: Inconclusive data suggest both health benefits and harm

Upside down news: A backlash by independent scientists has begun to emerge, challenging sensational accounts of a 'landmark' European field ...
How to resist health scares: Review of Geoffrey Kabat’s ‘Getting Risk Right’

How to resist health scares: Review of Geoffrey Kabat’s ‘Getting Risk Right’

Public health regulations, particularly as regards to chemicals, are often driven by precautionary fears stirred by sloppy reporting sparked by ...
Activists claim that without long-term studies, GMOs cannot be considered safe: What does science say?

Activists claim that without long-term studies, GMOs cannot be considered safe: What does science say?

No multi-generational GMO food studies? Bollocks. There are dozens, and all conclude biotech seeds are as safe or safer than ...
GMO sustainability advantage? Glyphosate spurs no-till farming, preserving soil carbon

GMO sustainability advantage? Glyphosate spurs no-till farming, preserving soil carbon

Skeptics of GMOs decry the growing practice of no-till farming and its connection to herbicide-tolerant crops. Yet, agronomists say good ...
GLP's Jon Entine: Rules on human germline gene editing must be flexible to encourage innovation

GLP’s Jon Entine: Rules on human germline gene editing must be flexible to encourage innovation

[Editor's note: Marcy Darnovsky is the executive director of the Center for Genetics and Society. Jon Entine is the executive director ...
Bias at The New York Times? Stephanie Strom botches report on bees and neonicotinoid pesticides

Bias at The New York Times? Stephanie Strom botches report on bees and neonicotinoid pesticides

Covering food and modern farming has not been the New York Times' strong point, writes GLP's Jon Entine. Is the ...
Will Biotechnology Regulations Squelch Food and Farming Innovation?

Will Biotechnology Regulations Squelch Food and Farming Innovation?

The GLP's 18-part 5-week series -- GMO: Beyond the Science -- begins with a look at the regulatory web that ...
'Gold standard' assessing neonicotinoids: Field bee hive studies find pesticides not major source of health issues

‘Gold standard’ assessing neonicotinoids: Field bee hive studies find pesticides not major source of health issues

Some lab studies but almost no field ones suggest neonicotinoid pesticides are harming bee health. Why is there such a ...
Scientist for hire? Does anti-neonic activist David Goulson produce pre-determined 'research' for funders?

Scientist for hire? Does anti-neonic activist David Goulson produce pre-determined ‘research’ for funders?

Leading UK sustainability researcher embroiled in a scandal over alleged manipulation of European bee health advisory group takes NGO advocacy ...
Real story of anti-GMO sensation Rachel Parent: Idealist or pawn of 'natural' marketers?

Real story of anti-GMO sensation Rachel Parent: Idealist or pawn of ‘natural’ marketers?

Teen anti-GMO activist Rachel Parent tours the world, 'testifying' at anti-GMO tribunals and delivers Ted Talks about the dangers of ...
Jon Entine breaks taboos on sports and 'race', and the future of human genetic research

Jon Entine breaks taboos on sports and ‘race’, and the future of human genetic research

Why are black athletes--15% of the world population is of African descent--overrepresented in elite football and basketball, and in world ...
Read GLP's Jon Entine's Reddit Science 'Ask Me Anything' on pesticides and the 'bee-pocalypse'

Read GLP’s Jon Entine’s Reddit Science ‘Ask Me Anything’ on pesticides and the ‘bee-pocalypse’

December 13, from 2-4 pm EST, GLP's executive director, Jon Entine, will be holding a Reddit Science "Ask Me Anything" ...
Honeybees are not in crisis, but what about beekeepers?

Honeybees are not in crisis, but what about beekeepers?

While it's now acknowledged that honeybee populations aren’t declining, some of the focus of concern has shifted from the pollinators ...
Buzz Kill: How the Sierra Club uses scare tactics about bee health and twists the science to raise money

Buzz Kill: How the Sierra Club uses scare tactics about bee health and twists the science to raise money

The Sierra Club, once venerated for its problem-solving approach to environmental issues, has become a shrill campaigner against many modern ...
Are "substantially equivalent" GMO crops as safe as organic and conventional foods?

Are “substantially equivalent” GMO crops as safe as organic and conventional foods?

GMO critics claim that US regulations rely too much on the concept of “substantial equivalence” when evaluating if food is ...
Polio eradicated? Health officials mobilizing against AFM--rare polio-like condition

Polio eradicated? Health officials mobilizing against AFM–rare polio-like condition

Cases of a rare condition that is characterized by polio-like symptoms have ballooned in North America and elsewhere. Here is ...
New York PTA's proposed bans on GMOs, milk from rBST-treated cows flunk science

New York PTA’s proposed bans on GMOs, milk from rBST-treated cows flunk science

Scientists say the NY PTA has been hijacked by anti-GMO activists who want to impose their beliefs on the food ...
Kenyans sweep distance races, Jamaicans sprints: How evolution has shaped elite sports

Kenyans sweep distance races, Jamaicans sprints: How evolution has shaped elite sports

The results of the Rio Olympics, especially in track and field events, reinforce the now widely accepted theory that evolution ...
Autism in our DNA? Slew of studies points to genetics as main driver, but there is no 'autism gene'

Autism in our DNA? Slew of studies points to genetics as main driver, but there is no ‘autism gene’

Researchers are unlocking the mystery of autism's origin. Yes, it's mostly 'in the genes,' but what that means is one ...
Anti-GMO activists brandish disputed Stone-Glover Golden Rice paper in attacks on Nobel laureates

Anti-GMO activists brandish disputed Stone-Glover Golden Rice paper in attacks on Nobel laureates

Anti-GMO activists are trying to discredit Nobel laureates' rebuke of Greenpeace for attempting to discredit Golden Rice humanitarian project. Here's ...
How Brexit will impact the future of farming, GMOs and gene editing in Britain and Europe

How Brexit will impact the future of farming, GMOs and gene editing in Britain and Europe

What does Brexit mean for crop and animal biotechnology in Britain or Europe? How might CRISPR and New Breeding Technologies ...