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Viewpoint: Activists aim to block GM chestnut tree by hyping potential risks and ignoring real benefits

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For more than 30 years, the American Chestnut Foundation (ACF) has been engaged in a privately financed program .... to produce ...

Viewpoint: Bayer caved to anti-science trial lawyers by settling glyphosate-cancer lawsuits

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Bayer, the German pesticide and seed company, has agreed to establish a $10 billion fund that aims to resolve current ...
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US birth rate hits record low—and that might be a good thing

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The U.S. total fertility rate has dropped to below 1.73 births per woman, according to a new report from the ...

EPA wants scientists to share their data: Will it promote government transparency or threaten public health?

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"The Trump administration is preparing to significantly limit the scientific and medical research that the government can use to determine ...
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Viewpoint: Hectoring Americans to go vegan will do ‘almost nothing’ to combat climate change

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Eating meat is bad for the climate—or at least that was one of the main conclusions highlighted in a flood ...
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No Bee Armageddon: US honeybee colony numbers stable for 25 years. Thank capitalism?

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Warnings of an impending "bee apocalypse" became widespread in 2006, after some commercial beekeepers reported the mass disappearance of worker ...
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Viewpoint: Gene-edited kids are no riskier than the non-edited variety

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"The introduction of genetic modifications into future generations could have permanent and possibly harmful effects on the species," a group ...
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Viewpoint: Despite anti-GMO opposition, poor farmers will finally plant ‘life-saving’ golden rice

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Golden Rice which has been genetically engineered to have higher levels of the vitamin A precursor beta-carotene is finally about ...
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Viewpoint: UN should reject a proposed ban on gene drives

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A draft resolution would revise the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity to call on governments to "refrain from" releasing organisms containing engineered ...
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Could green benefits of biotech crops win over ‘ideological’ environmentalists?

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A new study in Nature Sustainability reports that “[e]xtensive field data suggest that impacts on wild populations would be greatly reduced through boosting yields ...

‘Stupidity-inducing environment’: Are we getting dumber?

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People are getting dumber. So concludes a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS): Using military conscription data ...
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Fears of ‘designer babies’ are surfacing again

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"What we're seeing is a fast slide down a very slippery slope toward designer babies," warned Marcy Darnovsky. … What has alarmed ...
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Home biohacker: Creating deadly human pathogens ‘is not that easy’

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Using the handy tools sent in [the ODIN’s Genetk Design Kit], I was set to re-engineer some nonpathogenic E. coli ...
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FDA lightens up on ‘outrageous’ direct-to-consumer genetic information ban

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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) head Scott Gottlieb is reeling in his agency's outrageous four-year ban on direct-to-consumer genetic testing. Under the ...
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Viewpoint: Confirmation bias, conflicts of interest plague ‘science’ behind glyphosate cancer claims

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Anti-biotech activists hate the herbicide glyphosate, sold by Monsanto under the brand name Roundup. Those activists won a victory in ...
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Are predictions climate change will reduce crop yields wrong?

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Those of us who try to monitor the torrent of climate change studies frequently come across various projections that just ...

Swedish scientist edits DNA of healthy embryos—Should the public worry?

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[On Sept. 22,] an NPR report, "Breaking Taboo, Swedish Scientists Seeks To Edit DNA of Healthy Human Embryos," stokes the ...

Ronald Bailey: Legal vultures use activist claims about glyphosate for ‘bogus’ Quaker Oats lawsuit

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Activists are now using ...

CRISPR’s gene-edited crops might provide an opportunity to revamp biotech regulations

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Thanks to entirely specious fears about ...
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Nassim Taleb calls Reason’s Ronald Bailey an ‘idiot’ after backing out of GMO debate

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . [A]nti-GMO alarmist ...
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Nassim Taleb ducks out of debate on GMO safety

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Nassim Taleb. . . NYU ...
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CATO GMO debate: Should we regulate based on ‘responsible research’ or health and safety criteria?

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The Cato Institute's Marion ...
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Chipotle loses integrity hyping non-GMO menu, as growth and traffic sour

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In April, the high-class Mexican food chain Chipotle announced that it was going GMO-free. That is, the company would no ...

‘Gene drives’ could circumvent anti-GMO hysteria but present unique risks

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Wouldn't it be great if scientists could genetically engineer mosquitoes to be immune to the malaria parasite, thus protecting people ...

Petition to lift 23andMe FDA ban reaches 10k signatures

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Back in November, the Food and Drug Administration sent a letter to the genotype-screening company, 23andMe, basically ordering it to ...

The fable of Hawaiian ‘Frankencorn’

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Hawaii is the epicenter of a furious campaign to shut down production farms that yield genetically modified seed. It was ...

Different DNA testing companies deliver different results? No surprise (or problem)

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The New York Times has published yet another article aiming to prove to readers that genetic testing, especially direct to ...

Will 23andMe spur a run on mastectomies? Probably not.

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What are the FDA’s bureaucrats so worried about? Basically that purchasers of 23andMe’s personal genome services will do something dangerously ...