How Mark Zuckerberg’s plans to ‘get America vaccinated’ were undermined by… Facebook

How Mark Zuckerberg’s plans to ‘get America vaccinated’ were undermined by… Facebook

Emily Glazer, Jeff Horowitz, Sam Schechner | 
In mid-March, Mark Zuckerberg used his Facebook page to announce a goal that was both ambitious and personal. He wanted ...
One strategy that appears to sway vaccine reluctants: Appeals to faith

One strategy that appears to sway vaccine reluctants: Appeals to faith

Eboo Patel, Robert Jones | 
Our recent PRRI/IFYC Religion and the Vaccine Survey found clear progress in vaccine uptake, even among many hesitant groups, between ...
As the dairy industry inches toward adopting ‘regenerative agriculture’ practices, tensions emerge between large-scale operations and anti-corporate purists

As the dairy industry inches toward adopting ‘regenerative agriculture’ practices, tensions emerge between large-scale operations and anti-corporate purists

Gosia Wozniacka | 
Danone, General Mills (maker of Yoplait yogurt and Häagen-Dazs ice cream, among other big dairy brands), and yogurt maker Stonyfield ...
COVID vaccine confusion: Why is there so much conflicting advice about if and when to get a booster shot?

COVID vaccine confusion: Why is there so much conflicting advice about if and when to get a booster shot?

Arthur Allen, Sarah Jane Tribble | 
On boosters, Americans have heard conflicting messages from various parts of the U.S. government. Yet, [Anthony] Fauci said, “there is ...
Musician Nicki Minaj hesitates to get a COVID vaccine because it ‘caused a friend of a friend to become impotent’. Let’s review the evidence

Musician Nicki Minaj hesitates to get a COVID vaccine because it ‘caused a friend of a friend to become impotent’. Let’s review the evidence

Aymann Ismail | 
Nicki Minaj turned a lot of heads [September 13] when she told her 22 million followers on Twitter that she ...
Viewpoint: ‘Nature fetishism’ — Affluent Westerners increasingly reject science, spreading unwarranted suspicions about nuclear energy, biotech-modified seeds and vaccines

Viewpoint: ‘Nature fetishism’ — Affluent Westerners increasingly reject science, spreading unwarranted suspicions about nuclear energy, biotech-modified seeds and vaccines

Simon Kuper | 
If you asked people to name the most dangerous ideologies of our time, common answers would be authoritarianism, racism and ...
Viewpoint: Hoping to change minds of ‘science deniers’ — from vaccine skeptics to GMOs rejectionists? Don’t use the tactics offered in this patronizing new book

Viewpoint: Hoping to change minds of ‘science deniers’ — from vaccine skeptics to GMOs rejectionists? Don’t use the tactics offered in this patronizing new book

Tom Chivers | 
[Harvard philosopher Lee] McIntyre wants to help us change people’s minds. Specifically, to help us change the minds of these ...
Viewpoint: ‘Endless war’ — Nigeria and other African countries challenged by conflicting claims about benefits and alleged unknowns of GMO crops

Viewpoint: ‘Endless war’ — Nigeria and other African countries challenged by conflicting claims about benefits and alleged unknowns of GMO crops

Caleb Onwe, Chijioke Iremeka | 
There’s been an endless war against the introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in Nigerian food staples and its touted ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Digital version of snake-oil salesmen’ — Vaccine hesitant ‘Frontline Doctors’ group charging up to $700 for inexpensive ivermectin treatments

Vera Bergengruen | 
Over the past three months, a TIME investigation found, hundreds of AFLD [America’s Frontline Doctors] customers and donors have accused ...
Facebook allowed COVID conspiracies to circulate unchecked, more evidence shows

Facebook allowed COVID conspiracies to circulate unchecked, more evidence shows

Elizabeth Dwoskin | 
Facebook earlier this year faced a torrent of criticism from President Biden and others who have alleged that the company ...
While Africa seeks to harmonize crop biotechnology regulations, activists ‘corporate infiltration’ narrative

While Africa seeks to harmonize crop biotechnology regulations, activists ‘corporate infiltration’ narrative

Wendell Roelf | 
The African Union is developing guidelines for the use of genetically modified (GM) crops across the continent, officials said, amid ...
Viewpoint: ‘Neonicotinoids and other seed treatments are a precise tool and critical component of safe, integrated pest management practices’ — American Seed Association challenges ‘misunderstandings’

Viewpoint: ‘Neonicotinoids and other seed treatments are a precise tool and critical component of safe, integrated pest management practices’ — American Seed Association challenges ‘misunderstandings’

Andy LaVigne | 
Treated seeds have been widely adopted by growers for two key reasons: 1. They are a highly effective tool for farmers ...
Infographic: Does glyphosate (aka RoundUp) cause cancer? 18 of 19 global regulatory and chemical oversight agencies say 'no' while one presents equivocal data

Infographic: Does glyphosate (aka RoundUp) cause cancer? 18 of 19 global regulatory and chemical oversight agencies say ‘no’ while one presents equivocal data

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Glyphosate weedkiller, once marketed exclusively under the name RoundUp by its originator Monsanto, is the world's most popular herbicide, used ...
‘Vaccine refusal has always been a place where left meets right’: Deconstructing the politics of the pandemic vaccine response

‘Vaccine refusal has always been a place where left meets right’: Deconstructing the politics of the pandemic vaccine response

Kaleigh Rogers | 
The modern anti-vaccination movement in America has often been associated with a stereotype of left-wing, coastal, white, wealthy moms — ...
Viewpoint: Here's how activist scientists use exaggerated fears of trace chemicals as a subterfuge to try to derail crop biotechnology

Viewpoint: Here’s how activist scientists use exaggerated fears of trace chemicals as a subterfuge to try to derail crop biotechnology

Wackes Seppi | 
Environmental Health published on August 3, 2021 “Commentary: Novel strategies and new tools to curtail the health effects of pesticides” ...
How can we encourage people to wear masks?

How can we encourage people to wear masks?

Adela Wu | 
Researchers from Stanford, Yale, the Bangladeshi nonprofit GreenVoice and the research group Innovations for Poverty Action, among others, are conducting ...
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It’s not going away: We need a real, non-political debate about the best way to live with COVID or countries will fracture

Danny Dorling | 
In 1968, at the height of the last great influenza pandemic, at least a million people worldwide died, including 100,000 ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Green neo-colonialism’ — Utopian visions of organic farming promote starvation in Africa

James Njoroge | 
Across Africa, farmers and governments are struggling to feed growing populations. Ongoing and deadly locusts and Fall Armyworm infestations, cancer-causing ...
Video: Are pesticides harmful or bad for biodiversity? Challenging 5 widely-held myths

Video: Are pesticides harmful or bad for biodiversity? Challenging 5 widely-held myths

Below, you will find five of the most common myths about pesticides, and the truth about them. MYTH: Pesticides are ...
Russian internet meme: No, the COVID vaccine can't turn people into chimps

Russian internet meme: No, the COVID vaccine can’t turn people into chimps

Adam Rawnsley | 
Russian trolls have been using Planet of the Apes memes in a vain attempt to convince vaccine skeptics that the ...
Living with uncertainty: Understanding science as an ongoing method of inquiry rather than an affirmation of inalterable facts

Living with uncertainty: Understanding science as an ongoing method of inquiry rather than an affirmation of inalterable facts

Harriet Hall | 
Science can be very certain and precise. It tells us exactly when to expect the next total solar eclipse and ...
Viewpoint: The biggest threat to our food supply is not chemicals but chemophobia

Viewpoint: The biggest threat to our food supply is not chemicals but chemophobia

Tim Durham | 
My cousin is a baking whiz, and runs her own cookie enterprise. The recipes happen to call for potato flour ...
Viewpoint: Ivermectin dewormer folly — How the right fell in love with the latest bogus COVID cure

Viewpoint: Ivermectin dewormer folly — How the right fell in love with the latest bogus COVID cure

Aaron Blake | 
For much of the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump and his allies pushed an unproven drug, ...
Anti-mask and vaccine rejectionist protests increasingly turn violent

Anti-mask and vaccine rejectionist protests increasingly turn violent

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher | 
Across the country, anti-vaccine and anti-mask demonstrations are taking scary and violent turns, and educators, medical professionals and public figures ...
Viewpoint: Anti-science GMO rejectionists won’t disappear anytime soon but the past year has demonstrated their increasing irrelevance

Viewpoint: Anti-science GMO rejectionists won’t disappear anytime soon but the past year has demonstrated their increasing irrelevance

Cameron English | 
Just six years ago, America was engaged in a ferocious debate over GMO food labels; March Against Monsanto could assemble thousands ...
Viewpoint: ‘Alarmism undermines public support to fight climate change and alienates young people’

Viewpoint: ‘Alarmism undermines public support to fight climate change and alienates young people’

Jason Reed | 
We have been told so many times that the end of the world is imminent and that we only have ...
The scientific rationale for agnosticism

The scientific rationale for agnosticism

John Horgan | 
There is such a thing as being too picky, especially when it comes to things like work, love and nourishment ...
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