Pesticides and food: It’s not a black and white issue

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FIRST ARTICLE: Has pesticide use decreased over the last 40 years?

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As Chipotle struggles with poisoning crisis, it’s under fire for GMO and sustainability claims

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Chipotle has made than a food poisoning crisis--it's also yet to face up to its deceptive marketing around its use ...
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How anti-GMO activists use monarch butterflies as ideological pawn

The anti-GMO movement blames GMOs on the decline of the monarch butterfly, but the problem is more complicated--the result of ...
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GLP Slate investigation that opened door to AquaBounty salmon approval

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Will the President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy’s John Holdren investigate the White House after violations of the Executive ...
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Legal, PR battles commence to block FDA approved GMO salmon from dinner plate

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The world's first genetically engineered fish approved for human consumption arriving in supermarkets within two years. Now the legal fireworks ...
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USDA, EPA butt heads on honey bee and pesticide initiative, highlighting lobbying conflicts

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The fight over pollinator policy between the USDA and FDA has escalated, with honey bee health and the future of ...
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Another bungled correlation study on bee health dangers of neonics

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How the belief that neonics are primary threat to honey bees despite hard evidence pointing to Varroa mites and other ...
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Anti-GMO ‘Big Lie’: Is labeling really about our “Right to Know”?

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Anti-GMO leaders often claim they are not against crop biotechnology; their only desire is a 'right to know' what's in ...
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FOIA emails reveal anti-GMO, pro-organic spin ‘A team’ led by Tom Philpott and Michael Pollan

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A trove of new emails tied to former professor Charles Benbrook shines an ethically harsh light on the journalistic ethics ...
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Australian National Press Club: Sustainability benefits of industrial agriculture

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In a nationally televised address, a call for intensifying the commitment to science based sustainable agriculture and genetic engineering--and a ...
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Sustainable potato that resists blight given green light by USDA, but anti-GMO activists remain opposed

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Sustainable potato that reduces browning and bruising and lowers presence of potentially cancer-causing chemical now has added benefit of resisting ...
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Kevin Folta discusses “ties” to GMO industry, challenges of biotech literacy communication

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Independent agricultural scientist Kevin Folta responded to questions raised about his relationship to the biotechnology industry, as the first wave ...
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Hero of Neil Young’s anti-GMO doc ‘Seeding Fear’ is confessed thief

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Neil Young has followed up his anti-GMO attack album with a new propaganda mini-doc about the evils of Monsanto. Now ...
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The fall of Gary Hirshberg: From reformer to reactionary anti-science propagandist?

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Gary Hirshberg is in the midst of rewriting his legacy from admired 'social responsibility' leader to crank apologist for disinformation ...
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Beemageddon? As hysteria over honey bees recedes, anti-neonic narrative refocuses on wild bees

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It was a crisis that never was. It's now clear that the honey bee crisis never was—the pollinator is doing ...
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With Will Saletan’s Slate takedown of anti-GMOers, liberal debate about GMO benefits now over

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Slate's subtitle says it all: "The war against genetically modified organisms is full of fearmongering, errors, and fraud. Labeling them ...
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Can a skeptical public be persuaded to embrace GMO foods? Yes, if we want sustainable agriculture

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When it comes to the basics of life such as food and energy, eco-romanticism abounds. It has become a mark ...
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Ethical and regulatory reflections on CRISPR gene editing revolution

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Only three years ago, scientists from the United States and Sweden invented a technology that is literally upending our view ...
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Asthma and Atopic March Syndrome caused by GMOs? Science says ‘No’

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Anti-GMO activists have lumped together a lot of allergic reactions into a syndrome caused by GMOs. Asthma shows how wrong ...
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Will genetic cyber-athletes come to dominate sports?

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The era of the über-athlete may be nearer than most people think, and it will spark fierce ethical debates. The ...
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Anti-GMO bungle: Claim GM genes pass from food into blood collapses

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In 2013, when PLoS One published a research paper, Complete Genes May Pass from Food to Human Blood, anti-GMO activists ...
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The Case for GMOs and Sustainability

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From conventional breeding to mutagenesis, none of our foods that we eat today is the product of Nature’s way. But ...
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GMO myth busting: Crops (and humans) safely composed of ‘foreign’ genes

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A central canon of GMO critics is the belief that transgenics--transferring genes from one species to another--represents a 'crime against ...
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Why GMOs? Challenging anti-technology conspiracy theories

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Used appropriately, genetic engineering is a fantastic tool—to create new life-saving drugs and encourage cutting edge ecologically based farming techniques ...
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‘GMO free’ myth busting: Labeling movement leading farmers to use more toxic chemicals

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The 'non GMO' movement has been a boon to some farmers, who have dumped GMOs to grow conventional non GMO ...
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How is Chipotle’s PR gimmick going? Left and right agree food chain public face of science illiteracy

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The food chain's "bold" move, announcing a faux ban on GMOs in its food, has blown up big time. Chipotle ...
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As success grows for Bangladesh’s Bt brinjal (eggplant), Mae-Wan Ho renews GMO disinformation campaign

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The sky is falling in Bangladesh, at least according to anti-GMO campaigners determined to reframe as a failure one of ...
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Anti-GMO groups in Bangladesh spread misinformation about Bt eggplant ‘failure’

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Recent news reports in Bangladesh have suggested a growing food and farming disaster linked directly to GMOs. It's a manufactured ...
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Arsenic in your food? Scared? Shouldn’t be, but if so there’s a GMO fix

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Arsenic levels are high in rice and rice products, since the rice plants take it up from groundwater. New research ...

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