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Does Monsanto sue farmers who save patented seeds or mistakenly grow GMOs?

GMO FAQs | Genetic Literacy Project | 
Among the more popular criticisms aimed at Monsanto is this idea that the company is in the midst of a ...
GLP Podcast: End climate 'alarmism'; FDA vs kratom; Is 'GMO' ice cream dangerous? Nope

GLP Podcast: End climate ‘alarmism’; FDA vs kratom; Is ‘GMO’ ice cream dangerous? Nope

Human-caused climate is occurring, but the science community may be amplifying the public's skepticism with failed "alarmist" predictions. Is kratom ...
Coronaviruses thrive in animals. Could a far more lethal COVID variant emerge in pets?

Coronaviruses thrive in animals. Could a far more lethal COVID variant emerge in pets?

Mick Bailey | Genetic Literacy Project | 
The recent suggestion that ministers may have to consider culling or vaccinating animals to prevent the coronavirus from picking up another ...
COVID vaccine and mask guidance confusion? Why we should cut the CDC some slack — It’s the norm when dealing with fast-evolving disease crises

COVID vaccine and mask guidance confusion? Why we should cut the CDC some slack — It’s the norm when dealing with fast-evolving disease crises

Henry Miller | Genetic Literacy Project | 
There is continuing confusion, and even consternation, over what seem to be disparate policies, recommendations and mandates emerging in response ...
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

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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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 | Genetic Literacy Project | 
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 | Genetic Literacy Project | 
Across Africa, farmers and governments are struggling to feed growing populations. Ongoing and deadly locusts and Fall Armyworm infestations, cancer-causing ...
GLP Podcast: Climate change enhances farming? Lawyers target paraquat; NYT vs anti-GMO groups

GLP Podcast: Climate change enhances farming? Lawyers target paraquat; NYT vs anti-GMO groups

Climate change could boost crop yields in the coming decades, but pests enabled by the warmer temperatures may offset whatever ...
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Viewpoint: ‘The fetus is 1/25th of an inch’ — Texas abortion ban bungles the science on when human life begins, contends biologist and professor

Ricki Lewis | Genetic Literacy Project | 
Now that early abortion is essentially banned and criminalized in Texas, with other states soon to debate similar legislation, it's ...
Are GMOs and pesticides threatening bees?

Are GMOs and pesticides threatening bees?

GMO FAQs | Genetic Literacy Project | 
First introduced in 1995, neonicotinoids are a class of insecticides popular in the US, Australia, Europe and elsewhere to control ...
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GLP Podcast: ‘Big Fears, Little Risks’ — Documentary featuring GLP experts tackles GMO, vaccine skepticism

The evidence is in: genetic engineering promotes sustainable farming; vaccines save lives; and nuclear energy is our best hope of ...
Mice: The intrepid soldiers helping us fight COVID-19

Mice: The intrepid soldiers helping us fight COVID-19

As highly infectious variants of COVID-19 emerge and devastate regions across the world, scientists continue to rely on unexpected foot ...
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Israel’s early COVID vaccine rollout went 1100% better than in the United States. What did they do differently?

[As of January 8, we had only] vaccinated 1.38% of our population [in the United States, while Israel had] vaccinated ...
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How Freddie Mercury got his voice: It wasn’t his teeth

Ricki Lewis | Genetic Literacy Project | 
Was Freddie Mercury's magnificent voice aided by a genetic defect? ...
GLP Podcast: Anti-smoking drug fights COVID; Designer babies unethical? Scientists invade social media GMO debate

GLP Podcast: Anti-smoking drug fights COVID; Designer babies unethical? Scientists invade social media GMO debate

Could a re-purposed smoking cessation drug help prevent the spread of SARS-COV-2? An increasing number of parents are screening their ...
Did COVID-19 originate in a laboratory? Many scientists still harbor questions

Did COVID-19 originate in a laboratory? Many scientists still harbor questions

Nikolai Petrovsky was scrolling through social media after a day on the ski slopes when reports describing a mysterious cluster of ...
GLP Podcast: Biotech's 'dark side'; Pro-science consumers spread 'misinformation'; Mandatory HPV shots?

GLP Podcast: Biotech’s ‘dark side’; Pro-science consumers spread ‘misinformation’; Mandatory HPV shots?

Biotechnology has launched a revolution in food and medicine, but it can also be badly misused by governments and individual ...
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Taboo: Why has Africa emerged as the global coronavirus ‘Cold Spot’ — and why are we afraid to talk about it?

The first COVID-19 case in Africa was confirmed on February 14th, 2020, in Egypt. The first in sub-Saharan Africa appeared ...
GLP Podcast: When science isn't about evidence; Bayer pulling Roundup off retail shelves; Kenya approves GMO cassava

GLP Podcast: When science isn’t about evidence; Bayer pulling Roundup off retail shelves; Kenya approves GMO cassava

A researcher who challenged the consensus on obesity was blasted in the media by her colleagues. Is this an example ...
‘Minimizing the probability of adverse outcomes’ is driving the ever-changing, sometimes conflicting recommendations on mask wearing

‘Minimizing the probability of adverse outcomes’ is driving the ever-changing, sometimes conflicting recommendations on mask wearing

Henry Miller | Genetic Literacy Project | 
There is increasing confusion, and even consternation, over what seem to be disparate policies, recommendations, and mandates emerging in response ...
Why the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to surprise us

Why the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to surprise us

Ricki Lewis | Genetic Literacy Project | 
As people in the US grapple with a return to masking to stay ahead of the delta and lambda variants ...
GLP podcast: Greenpeace v Golden Rice; Vaccine side effects—myth or reality? Objective truth under fire

GLP podcast: Greenpeace v Golden Rice; Vaccine side effects—myth or reality? Objective truth under fire

The Philippines has finally approved Golden Rice, and Greenpeace is doing everything in its power to reverse the decision. A ...
Seed treatment overload? Are there unintended consequences from a popular practice?

Seed treatment overload? Are there unintended consequences from a popular practice?

For the first time in nearly a decade, Dan Hesterberg poured a few bags of untreated corn seed into his ...
Hulu’s Rosemary's Baby redux ‘False Positive’ bungles the science and stretches credulity

Hulu’s Rosemary’s Baby redux ‘False Positive’ bungles the science and stretches credulity

Ricki Lewis | Genetic Literacy Project | 
I looked forward to Hulu’s original horror film False Positive, pitched as a modern-day Rosemary’s Baby. It premiered at the Tribeca ...
Gene-edited crops made in Latin America, for Latin American needs

Gene-edited crops made in Latin America, for Latin American needs

Luis Ventura | Genetic Literacy Project | 
In recent years, precision biotechnologies have appeared on the Latin American horizon, introducing new ways to modify genomes affordably easily ...
Our prowess in sports has deep roots in evolution

Our prowess in sports has deep roots in evolution

The coming Olympics will showcase some of the most extraordinary human feats of strength, speed, and agility. As an archaeologist ...
High on prehistoric life: When did humans begin experimenting with mind-altering drugs and alcohol?

High on prehistoric life: When did humans begin experimenting with mind-altering drugs and alcohol?

Humans constantly alter the world. We fire fields, turn forests into farms, and breed plants and animals. But humans don’t ...
Podcast: The COVID genetic sequencing revolution; Ban human gene editing? Brainless slime redefines cognition

Podcast: The COVID genetic sequencing revolution; Ban human gene editing? Brainless slime redefines cognition

For all the ills it brought, the COVID-19 pandemic may have helped revolutionize genetic sequencing. Human gene editing is fraught ...
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