Kiel University study: Double disaster — Europe’s Green Deal Farm to Fork plan would undermine environmental sustainability goals with no significant  economic payoff

Kiel University study: Double disaster — Europe’s Green Deal Farm to Fork plan would undermine environmental sustainability goals with no significant economic payoff

Christin Beeck | 
A significant reduction in agricultural production in the European Union with full implementation of the Farm to Fork Strategy of ...
Genetically engineered trees offer dual sustainability benefits: Carbon sequestration boosts and the ability to grow more trees on less land

Genetically engineered trees offer dual sustainability benefits: Carbon sequestration boosts and the ability to grow more trees on less land

Emma Kovak | 
The startup Living Carbon claims their fast-growing genetically engineered (GE) trees could increase forest carbon capture by 1.4-2 gigatons per year, ...
Uganda’s costly dithering on GMOs

Uganda’s costly dithering on GMOs

Steven Cerier | 
Uganda has a very extensive research and confined field-testing program for GMO crops that include disease-resistant potatoes, cassava and bananas, ...
Kenya opens the door to GMO cultivation

Kenya opens the door to GMO cultivation

Steven Cerier | 
On December 19, 2019, the Kenyan government approved the cultivation of GMO cotton after five years of field trials and ...
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 ...
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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 ...
Instituted to protect our food, the ‘precautionary principle’ often perpetuates fears and does more harm than good

Instituted to protect our food, the ‘precautionary principle’ often perpetuates fears and does more harm than good

Richard Williams | 
The origin of the term “better safe than sorry” goes back to a book written in 1837, Rory O’More. The rest ...
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: Let’s stop the fear mongering in food labeling

Viewpoint: Let’s stop the fear mongering in food labeling

Henry Miller, John Cohrssen | 
Between his former and current terms as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack in a 2019 opinion piece called for a ...
How can we protect wild salmon from interbreeding with farmed salmon? CRISPR gene editing is a solution

How can we protect wild salmon from interbreeding with farmed salmon? CRISPR gene editing is a solution

Lisa Abend | 
Upon an otherwise unruly landscape of choppy sea and craggy peaks, the salmon farms that dot many of Norway’s remote ...
Reducing meat consumption to tackle climate change: What role will Africa play?

Reducing meat consumption to tackle climate change: What role will Africa play?

Uchechi Moses | 
A burning issue in the world today is climate change. Across Africa, the effects are complex. They range from the ...
The story behind the 100% public GM bean reaching Brazilian plates

The story behind the 100% public GM bean reaching Brazilian plates

Daniel Norero | 
In some Brazilian supermarkets, it is already possible to buy a new genetically modified (GM) common bean, which bears the ...
Freezer burn wastes food. Now scientists are developing bio-based solutions to prevent recrystallization

Freezer burn wastes food. Now scientists are developing bio-based solutions to prevent recrystallization

Tong Wang | 
Open the freezer door and there, way in the back, may be an old carton of ice cream growing spikes ...
Part 2: Viewpoint — Digging into the 'prejudices' that have plagued the Cartagena Protocol's misguidance on international regulation of agricultural biotechnology

Part 2: Viewpoint — Digging into the ‘prejudices’ that have plagued the Cartagena Protocol’s misguidance on international regulation of agricultural biotechnology

Giovanni Molteni Tagliabue | 
The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (Convention on Biological Diversity 2000), which was adopted in 2000 and entered into force in ...
Part 1: Viewpoint — 'Misguided and counterproductive': Why the world needs to scrap the Cartagena Safety Protocol that influences regulation and impedes global trade of GM seeds and plants

Part 1: Viewpoint — ‘Misguided and counterproductive’: Why the world needs to scrap the Cartagena Safety Protocol that influences regulation and impedes global trade of GM seeds and plants

Giovanni Molteni Tagliabue | 
According to a long-time and widespread scientific consensus, agri-food biotechnology regulation should focus on the risks and benefits of each ...
Podcast: Are we on the edge of an 'insect apocalypse?' GLP Founder Jon Entine debunks this pervasive myth

Podcast: Are we on the edge of an ‘insect apocalypse?’ GLP Founder Jon Entine debunks this pervasive myth

Amanda Vanstone, Jon Entine | 
Could we be on the edge of an insect apocalypse — one that results in 'ecological collapse that would break ...
Viewpoint: 'Predatorts' — How activist nonprofits create fear and seed science doubt, generate lawsuits, and distort public policy

Viewpoint: ‘Predatorts’ — How activist nonprofits create fear and seed science doubt, generate lawsuits, and distort public policy

David Zaruk | 
Imagine you are a US tort lawyer wanting to extract as much honey from the pot as possible. What do ...
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‘Local food cannot simply be equated with sustainable food’: Independent study challenges conventional wisdom of always ‘buying local’

Cameron English | 
If there's one thing everyone should know about science, it's this: what the evidence shows about a topic and what ...
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Viewpoint: IARC — International Agency for Research on Cancer — tries to regroup after blunders on glyphosate and chemical evaluations undermine its former independent reputation

Hank Campbell | 
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in France was once one of the most respected epidemiology groups in ...
GMO social media battleground: Scientists and farmers using activist tactics to push back on disinformation deluge

GMO social media battleground: Scientists and farmers using activist tactics to push back on disinformation deluge

Luis Ventura | 
Social media has fundamentally changed how we communicate with each other. Much has been written about the negative consequences of ...
10 key facts about Golden Rice, a GMO that can save the lives and sight of millions of children

10 key facts about Golden Rice, a GMO that can save the lives and sight of millions of children

Daniel Norero | 
"This rice could save a million kids a year," read a famous Time magazine cover from July 2000. The report ...
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10% — not 75% — of crop yield is pollinator-dependent: Our World in Data debunks claims that global food supply is imminently endangered by ‘disappearing’ insects

Hannah Ritchie | 
It’s unfortunate that the wildlife we care least about provides us with the most functional value. We favor the bears ...
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Viewpoint: How proposed legislation billed to ‘save the bees’ will actually harm them — and the economy

Henry Miller | 
The myth about endangered, disappearing honeybees lives on — with potentially dire implications. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, an Oregon Democrat, just ...
Wineries in California have been under siege for decades. There’s finally hope that grapevines can be saved from bacterial disease

Wineries in California have been under siege for decades. There’s finally hope that grapevines can be saved from bacterial disease

Agostino Petroni | 
In 1961, Adam Tolmach planted a five-acre vineyard on land he had inherited from his grandfather in the wine-growing region ...
Viewpoint: Carbon-preserving regenerative agriculture inextricably linked to CRISPR and gene edited crops

Viewpoint: Carbon-preserving regenerative agriculture inextricably linked to CRISPR and gene edited crops

Emma Kovak | 
As governments and industries work toward a net-zero future, the food system remains a stubborn source of one-third of total global emissions ...
‘War on glyphosate’ and the unintended negative environmental consequences of the demonization of a safe and effective herbicide and its removal from the garden market

‘War on glyphosate’ and the unintended negative environmental consequences of the demonization of a safe and effective herbicide and its removal from the garden market

Kevin Folta | 
Across social media they celebrated. The electronic victory laps commemorated Bayer’s decision to remove the herbicide Roundup from the residential ...
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