Podcast: ‘Disinformation feedback loop’ — GLP’s Jon Entine and geneticist Kevin Folta expose web of anti-biotech groups — and their anti-vaxx, cult-promoting funding sources – Genetic Literacy Project

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— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2023/01/27/podcast-disinformation-feedback-loop-glps-jon-entine-and-geneticist-kevin-folta-expose-web-of-anti-biotech-groups-and-their-anti-vaxx-cult-promoting-funding-sources/

Viewpoint: Challenging fearmongering — Environmental Working Group’s annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ uses chemophobia to scare people about safe produce – Genetic Literacy Project

EWG claims that it is not out to scare the public, that it only strives to alert consumers as to which fruits and vegetables harbour the most pesticide residues and should therefore, if possible, be purchased in their organic versions. That may be the stated motive, but I suspect EWG is not averse to the donations reaped by the wide publicity the Dirty Dozen list generates.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2023/01/26/viewpoint-challenging-fearmongering-environmental-working-groups-annual-dirty-dozen-uses-chemophobia-to-scare-people-about-safe-produce/

After years of reports of widespread violations of ‘certified organic’ rules, USDA strengthens enforcement – Genetic Literacy Project

The USDA has a strict definition of “certified organic,” allowing the label to be used only for products that meet certain standards for soil quality, animal-raising practices, pest and weed control, and use of additives. The updates issued by the agency Thursday aim to close loopholes that allowed ingredients that don’t meet the criteria to infiltrate the supply chain.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2023/01/23/after-years-of-reports-of-widespread-violations-of-certified-organic-rules-usda-strengthens-enforcement/

Researchers Identify Genes to Help Fruit Adapt to Droughts- Crop Biotech Update (December 7, 2022) | Crop Biotech Update – ISAAA.org

Researchers Identify Genes to Help Fruit Adapt to Droughts- Crop Biotech Update (December 7, 2022) | Crop Biotech Update – ISAAA.org
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28-Million-Year-Old Gene Protects Plants Against Caterpillars- Crop Biotech Update (November 23, 2022) | Crop Biotech Update – ISAAA.org

28-Million-Year-Old Gene Protects Plants Against Caterpillars- Crop Biotech Update (November 23, 2022) | Crop Biotech Update – ISAAA.org
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Peru to reduce citrus crops and opt for more profitable cultivars

Peru is rethinking the citrus business and opting for more profitable crops amid uncertainty and political turmoil.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2023/01/19/peru-to-reduce-citrus-crops-and-opt-for-more-profitable-cultivars/

How digital innovations can spur a Fourth Agricultural Revolution – Genetic Literacy Project

Two billion people in the world currently suffer from malnutrition and according to some estimates, we need 60% more food to feed the global population by
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2023/01/19/how-digital-innovations-can-spur-a-fourth-agricultural-revolution/

Organic foods — are they safer and healthier?

Organic foods have been increasingly popular these days moving from local co-ops and farmer’s markets to large retail chains that specialize in organic
— Read on www.skepticalraptor.com/skepticalraptorblog.php/organic-foods-are-they-safer-and-healthier/