Push to reform EU biotech crop rules gains strength as some environmentalists, public officials endorse gene editing | Genetic Literacy Project

The latest sign that Europe’s opposition to crop biotechnology may be fading hit headlines late last month. On October 19, the EU’s agriculture ministers
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/11/23/europe-ready-for-crispr-eu-crop-biotech-opposition-may-be-fading-as-farm-officials-environmentalists-endorse-gene-editing/

Viewpoint: Politics and science in Europe: How the development of COVID-19 vaccines highlights ideological inconsistency and hypocrisy | Genetic Literacy Project

The announcement last week that Astra-Zeneca, a British-Swedish biopharmaceutical company had developed the third coronavirus vaccine to show promise in
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/11/30/viewpoint-politics-and-science-in-europe-how-the-development-of-covid-19-vaccines-highlights-ideological-inconsistency-and-hypocrisy/

Battle over 15-year GMO ban extension rages in Peru as farmers breed and cultivate illegal biotech seed | Genetic Literacy Project

In the midst of a ferocious debate over the future of biotechnology in Latin America, the Peruvian Congress recently extended the
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/12/01/battle-over-15-year-gmo-ban-rages-in-peru-as-farmers-breed-and-cultivate-illegal-biotech-seed/

Podcast: Anti-GMO ‘documentaries’; Cancel culture v Darwin? Biotech chestnut trees | Genetic Literacy Project

o-called ‘cancel culture’ has already taken down a handful of prominent scientists and philosophers, living and deceased. One evolutionary biologist warns
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/10/28/podcast-anti-gmo-documentaries-cancel-culture-takes-down-darwin-biotech-chestnut-trees/

Biotech Experts to Tackle Global Impact of GM Crops- Crop Biotech Update (October 21, ‘ 2020) | ISAAA.org

Biotech Experts to Tackle Global Impact of GM Crops- Crop Biotech Update (October 21, 2020) | ISAAA.org
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Viewpoint: There’s no such thing as a ‘GMO,’ and the history of potatoes illustrates why the term is ‘nonsensical’ | Genetic Literacy Project

The expression “genetically modified organisms” (“GMOs”) is not only void of scientific value, but has negative effects on agricultural progress and food
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/09/28/viewpoint-there-is-no-such-thing-as-a-gmo-and-the-history-of-potatoes-illustrate-why-the-term-is-nonsensical/

How information design shapes our decision-making? – SAIFood

In a perfect world, people make rational decisions, however, we don’t live in a rational world. Dr. Lassoued investigates what effects our decision making of PNTs.
— Read on www.saifood.ca/information-shapes-our-decisions/

Pesticide hypocrisy? EU edges toward banning glyphosate after finding it safe but clears organic copper sulfate after finding it a ‘public health and environment concern’ | Genetic Literacy Project

Of all the elements the EU considers in ag regulations, science gets the shortest shrift.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/09/04/examining-the-eus-contradictory-treatment-of-glyphosate-and-copper-sulfate-pesticides/