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Podcast: Could a benign virus save Florida’s devastated orange industry from citrus greening disease?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’?

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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

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

Should we worry about trace pesticides on fruits and vegetables?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
An anti-GMO funded study promoted by Vani Hari--Food Babe--that found parts per billion trace residues of the herbicide glyphosate in ...
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USDA data confirm organic yields significantly lower than with conventional farming

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Government data comparing yields of organic vs. conventional farms finds a sharp yield edge for conventional on more than 84 ...

Myth busting: Do farmers ‘drench, douse or slather’ crops in pesticides?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
One common belief about modern farming is that farmers use pesticides in excess on their crops. A plant scientist explains ...

Viewpoint: No, Big Ag doesn’t ‘control’ the world’s food supply

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Is there truth to a common anti-GMO narrative that large multi-national companies seek to “control the food supply” through patents ...

Wine grapes case study: How modern crop management has led to dramatic reductions in pesticide use

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[Editor's note: Steve Savage is a plant pathologist who has been working in agricultural technology for over 35 years.] Grapes grown ...
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Smoking and health: Genetic revolution transforming medical marijuana and tobacco

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Our increased understanding of plant genetics has potential to help smokers quit and provide patients with the medicinal benefits of ...
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Why one scientist refuses to buy organic foods

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Many consumers opt for organic food thinking it is healthier and is grown more sustainably. One plant scientist challenges the ...

GMO corn that resists cancer-causing aflatoxin showcases biotech’s life-saving potential

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The creation of GM corn that neutralizes a cancer-causing toxin is a game-changer for human health. The method could be ...

EPA deserves some respect: Environmental regulations should be refined, not dismantled

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Primarily in Europe, but increasingly in the US, junk science and activist manipulation diminish the scientific integrity of the regulatory ...
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Environmental Working Group’s ‘dirty’ marketing serves ‘big organic’ donors, not consumers

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Environmental Working Group's list of 'chemically soaked' fruits and vegetables is unscientific and promotes the false idea that conventional foods ...
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Buying organic food to avoid pesticides? You may want to reconsider

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Do you seek out organic fruits and vegetables to avoid those on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen list, fearful ...
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Is Organic Farming Better for the Environment?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Many consumers believe buying organic is “voting with their dollars” for environmentally sustainable farming. Is that science or myth? There ...
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Pesticides just one tool in the modern farmer’s pest management toolbox

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Modern farming involves much more than just spraying pesticides to keep pests at bay. Farmers must employ a broad array ...
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Breeding slower growing chickens: Is that a good idea?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Chickens are the most efficient of our meat animals in terms of how much grain it takes to produce each ...