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Golden Rice: A tool of modern day ‘neo-colonialism’?

Noted Forbes and Slate contributor, blogger, and speaker Kavin Senapathy recently went against the grain, railing against Golden Rice and ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Monocultures’ unnatural? Mother Nature grows them, too

....[Wh]at’s often in the crosshairs of activists is the philosophy of the planting system — the “dreaded” monoculture. Row crops ...
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Are we ‘meddling with creation’ by growing GMO crops?

[F]or some, it’s a stretch to reconcile faith with new developments in agriculture, especially when it involves (perceived) meddling with ...

‘Secret Ingredients’: Expert says the latest anti-GMO ‘shockumentary’ is clever, provocative—and wrong

We’ve all see this in a science classroom or conference: The monotone reading from a prepared script, coupled with PowerPoint ...
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Is ‘factory farming’ an accurate description of modern agriculture?

I’ve lived in four states on the East Coast and Gulf, and I’ve never found myself wanting come harvest time ...
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New York farmer’s sustainability comparison—7 advantages of conventional farming over organic

[Editor’s Note: Tim Durham’s family runs Deer Run Farm on Long Island, NY. He holds a degree in plant medicine ...
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Agronomist: No amount of data will satisfy ‘anti-biotech extremists’ peddling precautionary principle

[Tim Durham is a professor of agronomy and agricultural science at Ferrum College in Virginia.] The [precautionary principle, or PP] ...
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