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Florida newspaper case story: How anti-GMO politics masquerades as journalism

It is dangerous to scream fire in a crowded theater, when no fire is present.  So why would the Naples ...
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A warning for science teachers? Biotech scientists and the Freedom of Information Act

A several months ago, scientists came under attack using the Freedom of Information Act. Scientist Kevin Folta tweeted this graphic that has ...
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Talking Biotech: Introduction, and Sleuth4Health Julee K

Sleuth4Health blogger Julee K. Julee ...
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Rebutting Organic Consumer Association’s support of Chipotle GMO-free decision

It has been exciting watching the media place a blazing spotlight on Chipotle's decision to cash in on fear and ...

Anti-GMO activists misusing FOIA chills science debate, research

One morning in early February I received an unusual email.  It was from my colleague here at University of Florida, ...

Discovery of naturally transgenic sweet potato poses conundrum: Will it be labelled or banned?

The discovery of transfer DNA (T-DNA) in sweet potato indicates horizontal transfer of genetic material from bacterium to plant.  The ...
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Biotech activists caught plagiarizing web polemic in journal article challenging GMO safety consensus

Did you ever read something and swear you have read it somewhere else before?  It happens to me now and ...

Who’s real shill: Food Babe or #Science14?

I hear it almost every single day.  Because I talk or write about science, and promote ideas consistent with the ...

More voices of farm moms needed in GMO conversation

U.S. farmers make up approximately 1.5 percent of the population. They are the most credible source of information about production details, the ...

Response to US-Right to Know: ‘Scientists live by evidence not PR’

The most hilarious part about US-RTK is that they are so clueless on science that they'll actually print the stuff ...
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Kevin Folta interview: ‘Yes, I’m a shill—not for Big Ag but for Science’

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Co-hosts of The League of Nerds Myles Power and James Gurney interview Kevin Folta, professor at the University of Florida, ...
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Anti-GMO activist groups twist science, claiming glyphosate infects drinking water, threatens babies

This blog is a critical demonstration between what good science says, and how the anti-GM activists twist meanings beyond what ...

Vandana Shiva trashes GMOs—Florida’s best hope for orange tree disease

I get rather irritated when I listen to Vandana Shiva, mostly because her ideas are rooted in a place of ...
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Nina Fedoroff, Kevin Folta, GLP’s Jon Entine push back on organic-led attack on biotech academic research

HuffPost Live | 
In a wide-ranging discussion, HuffPost Live host Josh Zepps discusses the document demands on biotech scientists and the parallels with ...

Genetics give conventional fruits and vegetables heirloom taste

When you order a sandwich at Subway you can watch the guy lay out pink, anemic tomatoes on your sandwich ...
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Watershed: Records requests reveal abusive tactics of extremist GMO opponents

Ag-West Bio | 
U.S. “Right to Know” (US-RTK) is a lobby group opposed to genetic modification (GM), and with the mandate to implement ...
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Non-browning apple approved … Now comes the scare campaign?

The "rubber stamp" of regulatory approval, that takes millions of dollars and more than a decade to get, has been finally bestowed ...
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Kevin Folta on Biogate: It’s a ‘gotcha’ taxpayer-funded fishing expedition

Last week I received a FOIA request that all of my emails bearing certain terms were going to be obtained ...

‘We now have tabloid science’: Activists use journals to push anti-GMO agenda

Recently a number of academics and activists sworn against biotech crops published an opinion that was accepted as fact.  A ...

“No consensus on GMO safety”? University of Florida’s Kevin Folta claims activist scientists spin facts

The world's esteemed scientific organizations have made bold statements regarding the scientific consensus on transgenic crops. The National Academies of ...
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Kevin Folta deconstructs Food Babe’s response to students in scathing fashion

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Last week, a group of food science students from the IFT Student Association (IFTSA) wrote a letter to the "Food Babe", Vani ...
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False balance between public scientists and non-expert activists on orange crisis and GMOs

I'm so grateful to any author that takes the time to write about citrus greening disease and its potential solutions ...

Vandana Shiva teaches how not to communicate science

We can learn a lot about people from not just what they say, but how they choose to say it.  ...
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GMO DEBATE RECAP: Battle over Biotechnology—Public backs GM research and farming

I was really excited to watch the Intelligence Squared debate. I've been looking forward to it for seemingly ages. Bottom ...
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Anti-GMO Activism and Its Impact on Food Security

University of Florida | 
Activists have dismissed the opinions of the world’s leading scientists to undermine public trust in the benefits of GM crops ...
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After Kevin Folta challenge, South Florida Science Center invites real scientist to GMO debate

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The chair of the University of Florida Horticultural Studies Department publicly called out the South Florida Science Center for sponsoring ...
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