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6 eyewitnesses identified a Texas man as a murderer. It took forensic DNA to prove they were wrong — sparking conversation on how to prevent ‘lineup bias’

6 eyewitnesses identified a Texas man as a murderer. It took forensic DNA to prove they were wrong — sparking conversation on how to prevent ‘lineup bias’

Laura Smalarz | 
On the strength of six eyewitnesses’ lineup identifications, Lydell Grant was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 for the murder ...
Viewpoint: It’s time to end the innovation-blocking, organic lobby-promoted, biotechnology-regulating Cartagena Protocol

Viewpoint: It’s time to end the innovation-blocking, organic lobby-promoted, biotechnology-regulating Cartagena Protocol

Stuart Smyth | 
The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) is an international agreement developed by governments and environmental organizations opposed to the commercialization ...
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GLP Podcast: Hollywood’s vaccine-autism nonsense; COVID lab-leak story won’t die; Africa ignores Greenpeace on pesticides

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
Many Hollywood celebrities have endorsed the bogus link between vaccines to autism. Looking back, it appears their influence has been ...
Viewpoint: Is Bill Gates the point man for 'taking over' the world's food supply in service of Big Agriculture?

Viewpoint: Is Bill Gates the point man for ‘taking over’ the world’s food supply in service of Big Agriculture?

Cameron English | 
Last month, comedian Russell Brand gave his YouTube followers a 17-minute lecture about Bill Gates' plot to take over the world's ...
How climate change is disrupting animal ‘food webs’ and what it might mean for the future

How climate change is disrupting animal ‘food webs’ and what it might mean for the future

Sasha Greenspan | 
It seems like each day scientists report more dire consequences of climate change on animals and plants worldwide. Birds that ...
Which provides better long-term protection against coronavirus reinfection: An actual infection or a vaccine?

Which provides better long-term protection against coronavirus reinfection: An actual infection or a vaccine?

Maitreyi Shivkumar | 
Two recent studies have confirmed that people previously infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can be reinfected with ...
Podcast: EU food retailers don't want CRISPR crops; Glyphosate threatens insects? Gene editing may fight high cholesterol

Podcast: EU food retailers don’t want CRISPR crops; Glyphosate threatens insects? Gene editing may fight high cholesterol

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
European food retailers want food made from CRISPR-edited crops labeled "GMO," which could prevent EU farmers from utilizing gene editing ...
Viewpoint: Why the Wuhan lab escape theory explaining the origin of the global pandemic isn’t going away anytime soon

Viewpoint: Why the Wuhan lab escape theory explaining the origin of the global pandemic isn’t going away anytime soon

Nicholas Wade | 
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives the world over for more than a year. Its death toll will soon reach ...
How important is soil quality to addressing climate change? It's critical, and here's a blueprint for refocusing American R&D

How important is soil quality to addressing climate change? It’s critical, and here’s a blueprint for refocusing American R&D

Alex Smith, Dan Blaustein-Rejto | 
COVID-19 and the resulting economic crisis have highlighted and exacerbated the plight of American farmers, while also threatening already dwindling ...
Viewpoint: Suspending COVID vaccine patents will not solve the supply problem or hasten the end of the pandemic

Viewpoint: Suspending COVID vaccine patents will not solve the supply problem or hasten the end of the pandemic

Val Giddings | 
In a recent Washington Post column, Fareed Zakaria wrote: The United States is entering a post-pandemic era. This is happening primarily ...
Africa cracks down on ravenous locust swarms by ignoring Greenpeace’s anti-pesticide rhetoric

Africa cracks down on ravenous locust swarms by ignoring Greenpeace’s anti-pesticide rhetoric

Angela Logomasini | 
As nations around the world struggle with COVID-19 and related economic lockdowns, African countries are fighting another plague: swarms of ...
Podcast: Bad science in the headlines—Epidemiologist Geoffrey Kabat explains how to spot flawed research on Google News

Podcast: Bad science in the headlines—Epidemiologist Geoffrey Kabat explains how to spot flawed research on Google News

A just-published study found that consuming two or more sugar-sweetened beverages in a day is linked to a doubling of ...
Viewpoint: Mexico's 'cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face' glyphosate ban — Why prohibiting one of the safest herbicides in the world will dramatically increase the use of a demonstrably more harmful alternative

Viewpoint: Mexico’s ‘cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face’ glyphosate ban — Why prohibiting one of the safest herbicides in the world will dramatically increase the use of a demonstrably more harmful alternative

Marc Brazeau | 
It appears that the proposed Mexican government plan to ban all genetically engineered corn and the widely used herbicide glyphosate ...
Viewpoint: 'Make America Safe Again'—Conservative calls for fellow rightists to get vaccinated

Viewpoint: ‘Make America Safe Again’—Conservative calls for fellow rightists to get vaccinated

Marilyn Quigley | 
As a conservative, I praised most of President Trump’s efforts to “Make America great again,” including the financial incentive to ...
Anti-GMO groups rush to block EU farmer access to gene-edited crops in the name of sustainable farming

Anti-GMO groups rush to block EU farmer access to gene-edited crops in the name of sustainable farming

Cameron English | 
Anti-GMO advocacy groups are public relations experts. Their objective — denying farmers access to sustainable technologies as part of a ...
The COVID pandemic has changed the future of CRISPR and synthetic biology, says Rahul Dhanda, Sherlock Biosciences CEO

The COVID pandemic has changed the future of CRISPR and synthetic biology, says Rahul Dhanda, Sherlock Biosciences CEO

John Cumbers, Rahul Dhanda | 
It’s been a transformative year for synthetic biology and for the world. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed weaknesses in our global ...
Biotech colonialism? Comedian Russell Brand claims Bill Gates is 'buying up stolen land' to 'take over the global food system'. Here's what he got wrong

Biotech colonialism? Comedian Russell Brand claims Bill Gates is ‘buying up stolen land’ to ‘take over the global food system’. Here’s what he got wrong

Cameron English | 
"Why Is Bill Gates Buying Up Stolen Native American Land?" British comedian and actor Russell Brand asked in a recent ...
Science Facts and Fallacies Podcast: COVID's mysterious origins; Why some anti-vaxxers got their shots; Unwise J&J 'pause'?

Science Facts and Fallacies Podcast: COVID’s mysterious origins; Why some anti-vaxxers got their shots; Unwise J&J ‘pause’?

Allison Kennedy, Cameron English | 
Where did SARS-COV-2 come from? For most of the last year a natural origin story was the predominant view among ...
Viewpoint: 'Killer petunias'? The shameful story of the USDA's 'unscientific, innovation-stifling' process for regulating genetically-engineered flowers

Viewpoint: ‘Killer petunias’? The shameful story of the USDA’s ‘unscientific, innovation-stifling’ process for regulating genetically-engineered flowers

Henry Miller | 
Now that vivid orange, red, and purple genetically engineered petunias are approved for distribution to plant nurseries, it’s time for ...
COVID and immunity: How long will it last if you get a vaccine or were infected?

COVID and immunity: How long will it last if you get a vaccine or were infected?

Luke O’Neill | 
The COVID vaccines are working. Data from Israel and Scotland shows that they are protecting people and may also be decreasing ...
Ideological rigidity is hampering efforts to leverage the regenerative agriculture 'revolution'. Here are two paths forward

Ideological rigidity is hampering efforts to leverage the regenerative agriculture ‘revolution’. Here are two paths forward

Marc Brazeau | 
Does regenerative agriculture require a completely new economics of farming to achieve scale? Or should the focus be on the ...
Why do some animals live extraordinarily long lives — and can humans benefit from studying them?

Why do some animals live extraordinarily long lives — and can humans benefit from studying them?

Bob Holmes | 
Life, for most of us, ends far too soon — hence the effort by biomedical researchers to find ways to ...
Viewpoint: Advocates for regenerative agriculture greet questions about its viability 'not with facts or science but with defensive hype'

Viewpoint: Advocates for regenerative agriculture greet questions about its viability ‘not with facts or science but with defensive hype’

Marc Brazeau | 
In Part One of this series, we looked at the historical reasons why interest in regenerative farming has eclipsed organic ...
Science Facts and Fallacies Podcast: Is coffee healthy or not? Public health officials encourage vaccine skepticism? Why childbirth is so hard

Science Facts and Fallacies Podcast: Is coffee healthy or not? Public health officials encourage vaccine skepticism? Why childbirth is so hard

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
Coffee is nutritious, according to the latest study. Also, coffee is linked to cancer, new research finds. How do we ...
The central challenge for regenerative agriculture advocates: Not undermining the movement by 'overselling' its limited and targeted advantages

The central challenge for regenerative agriculture advocates: Not undermining the movement by ‘overselling’ its limited and targeted advantages

Marc Brazeau | 
The term regenerative farming first popped up in the mainstream media in a 1987 New York Times article about what ...
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Regenerative agriculture: The movement dedicated to unseating intensive, ‘industrial farming’ by claiming it has comprehensive sustainability advantages

Marc Brazeau | 
For the last century, each generation has produced an alternative approach to farming that is aimed at a central challenge ...
Vaccine equity: This is what the US is doing to ensure widespread global access to COVID-19 vaccines

Vaccine equity: This is what the US is doing to ensure widespread global access to COVID-19 vaccines

Jennifer Kates, Josh Michaud | 
The U.S. is expected to soon have enough COVID-19 vaccine doses on hand to fully vaccinate just about everyone in ...
Impact of false negative COVID tests: Some patients have Long Covid symptoms but have been denied medical coverage

Impact of false negative COVID tests: Some patients have Long Covid symptoms but have been denied medical coverage

Lydia Zuraw | 
Kristin Novotny once led an active life, with regular CrossFit workouts and football in the front yard with her children ...
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