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Viewpoint: Europe's globally important wine industry threatened by pesticide, biotech phobias

Viewpoint: Europe’s globally important wine industry threatened by pesticide, biotech phobias

Genetic Literacy Project | 
“Make food systems fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly.” That's the lofty goal of the European Union's (EU) Farm to Fork Strategy, ...
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Viewpoint: 3 biotech foods you can’t buy at Costco thanks to anti-GMO activism

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The opponents of this method of improving food have been successful in suppressing even the most logical applications ...
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Podcast: How 1970s fat-free fad launched organic, non-GMO and other ‘absurd’ labeling schemes

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Go walk the aisles of your local grocery store and see how many products are being marketed for what they ...
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Viewpoint: Biotechnology could save our favorite banana. Will anti-GMO activists stand in the way?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Anti-GMO intimidation could plunge banana-producing communities into poverty ...
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Eat your veggies! California testing confirms organic and conventional produce well below EPA pesticide limits

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Once again, evidence that our food supply is safe and incredibly diverse ...

Podcast: How technology keeps cancer-causing mycotoxins out of our food

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Here's a question for you: what if there were dangerous toxins that could make their way into your food, but ...

Viewpoint: Don’t buy organic food if you want to increase farm yields or seriously address climate change

Genetic Literacy Project | 
As consumers, our most climate-responsible buying behavior should be to reject organic and its false narratives ...
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Podcast: What Doctor Who can teach us about protecting California’s grape industry from ‘alien’ bugs

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Are you a fan of the long-term sci-fi comedy Doctor Who? It's the bizarre but entertaining story of an extraterrestrial ...

Podcast: The story of a grape disease that decimated vineyards for 200 years—and how science helped stop it

Genetic Literacy Project | 
When Europeans began to colonize North America 400 plus years ago, they brought along the crops they knew how to ...

Viewpoint: Our favorite Cavendish banana may be heading towards extinction—Scientists say only a biotech solution, blocked by anti-GMO activists, can save it

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Shall we just resign ourselves to the eventual demise of the banana, or take steps to save it? ...

Podcast: As more US farmers retire, here’s how to recruit a new generation of growers to feed us

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Is farming for the aging? While Paul McCartney ponders, “Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when ...
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Podcast: How farmers grow the 2.7 billion pounds of coffee we drink every year

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Whether you typically crave a drip coffee or something a bit more intricate, we can all agree that caffeine is ...
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How a genetically altered virus could save Florida’s decimated orange industry from citrus greening disease

Genetic Literacy Project | 
In the early 1970s there was a ubiquitous television ad promoting Florida orange juice including the line, "a day without orange juice ...

Podcast: Getting back to nature—7 reasons you should start a home garden

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Our collective desire to get “back to nature” is probably one of the better instincts from the Woodstock era that ...
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Podcast: Could a benign virus save Florida’s devastated orange industry from citrus greening disease?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Huanglongbing, or HLB, is the Chinese term for the Yellow Dragon Disease–usually referred to as citrus greening.  The disease first ...
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Podcast: How science brought us ‘synthetic’ fertilizer, and why it was a game changer for farmers

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Bet you never thought fertilizer was magical but that changes today! On this episode of Biotech Facts and Fallacies, plant ...
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Podcast: Environmental Working Group’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ list is an unscientific scam

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Scammers are having a moment. On this episode of Biotech Facts and Fallacies, plant scientist Steve Savage tackles scams within ...
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Podcast: 7 modern pest control tools that protect our food from hungry bugs

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Need to manage a pest problem? Luckily, there are many ways to do that! From physical to biological and chemical ...
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Podcast: Recycling 190 million pounds of pesticide containers to promote sustainable agriculture

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Ag recycles! On this episode of Biotech Facts and Fallacies, plant scientist Steve Savage delves into the world of agricultural ...
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Podcast: Genesis of GMOs—How the tools of biotechnology came to be

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Following some groundbreaking experiments in the early 1970s, biologists discovered they could move DNA between species. This development launched the ...

Podcast: Primer on bees, varroa mites and the ‘beepocalypse’ that never was

Genetic Literacy Project | 
This time it’s all about the bees! From the composition of a working hive to the diseases that plague honey ...

Mother Nature? More like ‘Mad Scientist Mama’—creator of chemicals good and bad for humans

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Nature is not some sort of cosmic mother figure. On the contrary, nature is composed of diverse biological and physical ...

Here’s what electricity can teach us about pesticide safety

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Many people may find it difficult to imagine how a pesticide could ever be safe. To understand how that is ...
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Viewpoint: How the Environmental Working Group and ‘Big Organic’ manipulate pesticide data to scare people

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Consumers have a legitimate desire for transparency when it comes to their food - particularly when it comes to the ...
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Battling cancer-causing aflatoxin contamination in Africa with genetic engineering, other technologies

Forbes | 
We in the rich societies of the world don’t hear a lot about aflatoxin. It is probably one of the single ...
Public health breakthrough: US and Indian scientists work together on genetic solutions to food toxins

Public health breakthrough: US and Indian scientists work together on genetic solutions to food toxins

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Genetically engineered peanuts that are immune to aflatoxin contamination, which is associated with an increased risk of liver cancer, would ...
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Can biotechnology defuse the looming ‘bananapocalypse’?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Scientists have developed GMO bananas resistant to a destructive disease sweeping across the globe. But they may never reach the ...
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Viewpoint: Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen list highlights ‘meaningless distinctions’ between organic and conventional foods

Genetic Literacy Project | 
On April 10, the Environmental Working Group – an NGO funded by big organic marketers – released its annual “Dirty Dozen List” ...
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