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Golden Rice misinformation: FDA debunks Michael Pollan, Independent Science News

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On May 24, 2018 the FDA approved Golden Rice for consumption in the USA, a curious move, because we will ...
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Talking Biotech: Why Irish scientist Rosalind Franklin didn’t get the credit she deserved for the discovery of the structure of DNA

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Geneticist Mark Lawler: Despite being instrumental in the discovery of DNA’s double-helical structure, Rosalind Franklin died at the age of ...
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Wheat and celiac disease: Modern breeding not to blame for gluten—but gene editing could help

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New research shows that the immune-reactive agents of modern wheat have been around a long time, and are not necessarily ...
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Talking Biotech: Is modern wheat breeding to blame for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity?

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Food scientist Senay Simsek: Gluten sensitivity is not caused by the genetic improvement of wheat varieties ...
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Talking Biotech: From non-GMO to organic, has food labeling gone too far?

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Elanco's Colleen Parr Dekker: Product differentiation and marketing—not transparency and education—are why food companies adopt trendy labels ...
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Talking Biotech: Roundup Ready GMO crops made weed management ‘easy’—an agronomist’s view

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Kentucky agronomist Chad Lee: Farmers choose herbicide-tolerant GMO crops because they simplify effective weed management and enable no-till farming ...
Viewpoint: UK's Guardian again gives anti-GMO activist Carey Gillam platform to spread misinformation and fear about Roundup weedkiller

Viewpoint: UK’s Guardian again gives anti-GMO activist Carey Gillam platform to spread misinformation and fear about Roundup weedkiller

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[Carey Gillam's] second recent article in the Guardian says that the herbicide formulation Roundup is more toxic to human cells than glyphosate ...
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Talking Biotech: Can biofortified GMO soybeans help tackle vitamin A deficiency?

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Plant scientist Monica Schmidt: By modifying only one gene, a new variety of soybeans has higher levels of beta-carotene than ...
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Talking Biotech: Using plants as ‘biofactories’ for vaccines, biofuels and more

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Plant biologist Beth Hood: Scientists are genetically modifying plants to produce ingredients for a variety of important industrial and therapeutic ...
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Podcast: How anti-GMO activists used ‘fake news’ to attack University of Florida plant scientist Kevin Folta

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In this episode, [Liz Haswell and Ivan Baxter] talk to Kevin Folta, Professor and Chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department ...
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Talking Biotech: How rice became one of the world’s most important food crops

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Rice geneticist Susan McCouch: How and where rice was domesticated, and how many varieties are there? ...
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Viewpoint: 6 reasons to reject the Environmental Working Group’s misinformation on food and pesticides

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1. It creates a false sense of food risk where next to none exists. They are not a testing organization. They ...
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Talking Biotech: The genetic factors that makes sweet corn sweet

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Geneticist Curt Hannah: Sweet corn was specifically discovered and selected because of its sweetness. But how does a kernel of ...
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Viewpoint: House Democrats’ ‘glyphosate-is-dangerous’ report shows liberals can be science deniers too

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The discussions around agricultural technologies, especially herbicides, are nuanced and complex.  So if someone gets the basic information completely wrong, ...
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‘Boneless watermelons’? What this new ‘hot fruit’ can teach us about non-GMO labels and fear-based marketing

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Nowadays labels extol the absence of something that never was there in the first place. Such marketing schemes manipulate the ...
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Talking Biotech: ‘Farm Babe’ Michelle Miller takes on critics of GMOs, modern farming

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Writer Michelle Miller: The 'Food Babe' is critical of those who marginalize farmers and farming, and a powerful voice for ...
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Talking Biotech: Can Oxitec’s genetically engineered insects combat fall armyworm crop damage and famine in Africa?

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Oxitec's Simon Warner: Engineered male fall armyworms contain a gene that prevents female offspring from reaching adulthood, reducing wild pest ...
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Video: Are GMO crops and organic farming necessarily at odds?

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GMO vs Organic... The ultimate food fight right? Not really. Lots of GMOs could be grown organically, and lots of ...
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Talking Biotech: Know Ideas Media gives scientists platform to discuss future of food and farming

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Canadian filmmaker Nick Saik is taking the 100+ hours of footage he recorded for his Know GMO documentary and turning ...
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Lessons learned from the 2017 Monsanto dicamba herbicide fiasco

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Farmers, university scientists, the EPA and ag companies are working together to figure out what went wrong and how to ...
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Talking Biotech: 91-year-old geneticist Maxine Thompson aims to expand fruit diversity with new berry breeds

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Oregon State fruit breeder Maxine Thompson: A trailblazer in plant science, now retired from academia, she continues to work on ...
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Talking Biotech: Bayer geneticist Ray Shillito on communicating with the public about agricultural biotechnology, and more

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Bayer plant scientist Ray Shillito: Educating the next generation of scientists about how to communicate with the public will help ...
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Viewpoint: African farmers blocked from using life-saving GMO bananas by European activists

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Anti-biotech groups funded by Western activists campaign against the commercialization of GMO crops in Africa, such as a new disease-resistant ...
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Talking Biotech’s best biotechnology science stories from 2017—and what to expect in 2018

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Talking Biotech hosts Kevin Folta and Paul Vincelli talk about their favorite stories from 2017, and what to look for ...
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Talking Biotech: How genetic engineering can reduce cancer-causing contaminants in peanuts

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Plant pathologist Dilip Shah: GMO peanuts could help eliminate a potent threat to human health in the developing world ...
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Talking Biotech: Science Moms documentary explores how parents can navigate GMO and food disinformation on the web

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Filmmaker Natalie Newell: Despite the film being funded entirely by an online crowdfunding campaign, the Science Moms have been attacked ...
Canola oil causes Alzheimer's? How the media mis-covers science, feeds NGO misinformation and scares the public

Canola oil causes Alzheimer’s? How the media mis-covers science, feeds NGO misinformation and scares the public

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Sensationalist press coverage fueled by a poorly written university press release misled the public about a recent study on mice—a ...
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Talking Biotech: How will dicamba herbicide-resistant GMO crops fare after contamination fiasco?

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Agronomist Karen Corrigan: Companies, farmers, and weed scientists should focus more on solutions to dicamba drift issues and less on ...