Viewpoint: ‘Defenders of modern agriculture should vehemently push back against the notion that today’s food model undermines bee health or human health’ – Genetic Literacy Project

Since the introduction of neonicotinoid insecticides – the pesticides blamed for bee death – in the mid-90s, bee populations have not collapsed. The
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Part II: Seeds of Reaction — How anti-GMO ‘progressivism’ morphed into a technophobic science rejectionist movement – Genetic Literacy Project

Part One of this essay on the evolution of anti-GMO activism ended with an introduction to the book The Rhetoric of Reaction by the development economist
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Part 1: Viewpoint — Anti-GMO activists conjure up new scare messages as their influence wanes – Genetic Literacy Project

It’s been ten years of downhill sledding for advocacy groups and activists campaigning to throttle the burgeoning biotechnology revolution transforming
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How once-distinguished The Lancet has become hothouse for anti-science advocacy – Genetic Literacy Project

Misinformation is rampant on social media. The science community has spent most of the last two years trying to slow the proliferation of spurious claims about COVID-19 vaccines and other pandemic-related topics, part of a larger effort to correct widespread misunderstanding about the safety of pesticides, genetic engineering and vaccines more generally. But these efforts have fallen short in one critical respect. They have not included academics and ostensibly reputable publications that promote nonsense about all these important public health innovations.
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Viewpoint: 10 stupid agriculture and food truisms that need to die – Genetic Literacy Project

In the spirit of moving forward into the new year and helping to stop the spread of misinformation, here are 10 food and nutrition misconceptions to leave
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Propaganda films disguised as documentaries target farms | AGDAILY

At every turn there is a new food/farm “documentary” coming out with sensationalist titles like GMO OMG and Cowspiracy, targeting modern farming.
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Organic “fraud”

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Video: Despite enormous sustainability benefits, some people still view genetically engineered crops with suspicion. Here’s why – Genetic Literacy Project

Why do GMOs have an image problem? It’s a question we attempted to answer on the Oct. 13 episode of Seed Speaks.  A recent survey by the American
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Viewpoint: Green lobby in full swing as activist NGOs flood European Commission with pre-fabricated, anti-biotechnology propaganda – Genetic Literacy Project

Before legislative procedures, the EU regularly asks for the opinions of its citizens and stakeholders. In principle, anyone can participate in these
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‘Prejudiced, anti-science, anti-social stances’: Letter denounces University of Missouri lecture series speech invitation to anti-biotechnology activist-philosopher Vandana Shiva – Genetic Literacy Project

Dear Chancellor, We are scholars of life sciences and social sciences who have published many scholarly papers and articles about agriculture, food and
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