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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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?

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Chickens are the most efficient of our meat animals in terms of how much grain it takes to produce each ...
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Scientist’s video cook-off: Conventional hash browns vs. Simplot’s Innate non-browning potatoes

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Plant pathologist Dr. Steve Savage, does a cooking demonstration using conventional potatoes and GMO non-browning potatoes to make hash browns. The GMO ...
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More than half of pesticides used by California farmers are active ingredients approved for organic

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Critics of modern agriculture claim organics use few pesticides while conventional framers uses highly toxic ones. Data from our largest ...

Non-browning GMO Fuji Apple sets positive precedent for small biotech firms

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. . . . A third Arctic Apple cultivar (Fuji) is currently going through the USDA deregulation . . .  Apparently the public ...
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Plant pathologist Steve Savage discusses issues with, myths about organic food

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In this episode of ...
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Biotech opponents claim Monsanto ‘controls’ the world food supply? What are the facts?

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

Non-GMO label lies to consumers, says plant scientist

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Today's genetic modification techniques are far less intense and precise than older ones, yet many foods are now misleadingly labeled ...

Scientist finds ‘genetically modified beauty’ everywhere at plant nursery

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Your local commercial nursery has plants with an amazing array of colors and shapes--and most of these flowers and plants ...

USDA annual report: Pesticide residues on food well below amounts dangerous to humans

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An annual USDA report of over 10,000 crops finds overwhelmingly that pesticide residues on food are well below levels that ...
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Unintended consequences of Vermont’s GMO labelling law

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Several major food companies have decided to label products that contain GMO nationwide to comply with Vermont's labeling law. Will ...
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Genetic tests help companies fight fabric fraud

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Cotton undergoes a convoluted route from farm to store, which makes sourcing the cotton difficult. But one company is making ...

Organic produce has pesticide residues too

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Current levels of pesticides in conventional and organic foods pose no harm to humans, but it should be noted that ...

Talking Biotech: “Pesticides”—New frontier of agricultural biotechnology opposition

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Chemical control expert Steve Savage on the targeting of chemicals by anti-GMO activists ...

Academic scientists’ participation in GMO debate neither new nor ‘inappropriate’

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Academic scientists have played ...

Point-counterpoint: Organic vs. conventional farming—which is best?

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Some think organic one day could replace conventional agriculture. But do the technological limits that define organic farming—no synthetic fertilizers, ...
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USDA’s non GMO labeling proposal doesn’t satisfy genuine ‘right to know’

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While the Agricultural Department edges towards embracing a new food label, it's missing the opportunity to provide a meaningful 21st ...