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/

Viewpoint: Farm to Fork failure—How Europe’s ‘obsession’ with organics undermines the global sustainable farming movement | Genetic Literacy Project

Europe’s quest to confront climate change and achieve carbon neutrality is being undermined by “ Big Ag”? That’s not my claim. It’s the latest in a series
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/08/26/viewpoint-farm-to-fork-failure-how-europes-obsession-with-organic-farming-undermines-global-sustainable-farming-movement/

Viewpoint: Europe must abandon ‘fear of progress’ to defeat anti-science chemophobia | Genetic Literacy Project

A site like European Scientist has one hope: that the 2020s will be the decade of renewal for European scientific culture. To achieve
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/08/14/viewpoint-europe-must-abandon-fear-of-progress-to-defeat-anti-science-chemophobia/

Top-10 myths about GMOs, pesticides and organic farming, according to biotechnology experts | Genetic Literacy Project

Scientists who have conducted research on GM crops have attested to the safety of such crops and their contributions to global agricultural productivity
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/08/17/biotech-experts-break-down-top-10-myths-about-gmos-pesticides-and-organic-farming/

Viewpoint: Europe can’t produce enough food if it cuts use of farm chemicals but opposes gene editing | Genetic Literacy Project

Europe is asking its farmers to use fewer pesticides and less fertilizer, while still producing the same amount of food. If European governments were
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/08/18/viewpoint-europe-cant-produce-enough-food-if-it-cuts-use-of-farm-chemicals-but-opposes-gene-editing/

Video: Debating Europe’s pro-organic Farm to Fork Green Deal—Sustainable agriculture or recipe for disaster? | Genetic Literacy Project

ne of the unpleasant lessons of the COVID pandemic is how little prepared we’ve been for an event that was, after all, not only predictable in the broad
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/07/30/video-debating-europes-pro-organic-farm-to-fork-green-deal-sustainable-agriculture-or-recipe-for-disaster/

132 research institutes press Europe to embrace CRISPR crops | Genetic Literacy Project

The European Sustainable Agriculture through Genome Editing (EU-SAGE) network and its members from 132 European research institutes and associations urge
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/07/31/132-research-institutes-press-europe-to-embrace-crispr-crops-and-promote-farming-innovation/

Organic activists sue USDA to nullify and revise bioengineered food labeling standards | Genetic Literacy Project

The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard – which requires firms to label ‘bioengineered’ foods and beverages – is unlawful and should be
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/07/30/organic-activists-sue-usda-to-nullify-and-revise-bioengineered-food-labeling-standards/

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?
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/07/20/viewpoint-calling-gene-edited-crops-natural-wont-dispel-public-skepticism-heres-a-better-way-to-build-trust-in-crispr/

Podcast: Homeopathic ‘drug’ passes peer review; EU: GMO crops bad, GMO medicine good; Wine industry wants CRISPR | Genetic Literacy Project

Research validating a homeopathic ‘drug’ for erectile function was published in a peer-reviewed science journal. Europe’s Green Party opposes genetic
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/07/22/podcast-homeopathic-drug-passes-peer-review-eu-gmo-crops-bad-gmo-medicine-good-wine-industry-wants-crispr/