Viewpoint: Calling gene-edited crops ‘natural’ won’t dispel public skepticism. Here’s a better way to build trust in CRISPR | Genetic Literacy Project

What determines whether a genetically modified vegetable or fruit is natural?
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Viewpoint: Organic food represents a ‘reactionary’ ideology that doesn’t support health or sustainable farming⁠—and should not be subsidized | Genetic Literacy Project

The health and environmental benefits claimed by organic agriculture are based on shaky scientific foundations.
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GMO FAQ: Why are many cheeses, wines, beers, vitamins and oils made with GMO ingredients labeled or banned in some jurisdictions and not others? | Genetic Literacy Project

GMO FAQ: Why are many cheeses, wines, beers, vitamins and oils made with GMO ingredients labeled or banned in some jurisdictions and not others? | Genetic Literacy Project
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Anti-biotech groups call for EU-wide ban on disease-fighting gene drives, defying scientists’ recommendations | Genetic Literacy Project

The letter, which was sent on Tuesday (30 June), urges the European Commission to outlaw the release of so-called ‘gene drive organisms’ (GDOs), calling
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‘Bad stuff is just easier to believe’: Why GMO disinformation captures consumer attention | Genetic Literacy Project

A couple of years ago, a former company data scientist and I tapped into our common fascination with social networks …. Two years later, our paper The
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Viewpoint: Modern ‘post-truth’ politics ignores sustainability benefits of GMOs and pesticides | Genetic Literacy Project

As Africa shows, locust plagues can be devastating for food security, and climate science enables us to detect that certain pests will come from distant
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With consumers still fearful of synthetic chemicals, biotech firms spend billions on biopesticide development | Genetic Literacy Project

Major players like Bayer and start-up companies are spending billions to identify fungi, bacteria and organic compounds in plants that can control the
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Consumers who reject CRISPR fear that gene-edited crops cause allergies and only benefit food companies, survey shows | Genetic Literacy Project

Recent gene editing technologies advances, such as CRISPR/Cas9, will continue to shape the future of agriculture and genetically engineered crops. Using a
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Viewpoint: Fact-checking anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva’s ‘Poison-Free, Fossil-Free’ food lecture | Genetic Literacy Project

The event was a missed opportunity to have the more nuanced discussion that such an important topic deserves.
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