Crucial misrepresentations about glyphosate continue to threaten agriculture. This scientist explains how the UN agency IARC appears to have deliberately manipulated the data – Genetic Literacy Project

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup, was introduced over forty-five years ago and is the most widely used herbicide in the world.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/09/27/crucial-misrepresentations-about-glyphosate-continue-to-threaten-agriculture-this-scientist-explains-how-the-un-agency-iarc-appears-to-have-deliberately-manipulated-the-data/

Prospective UK precision breeding bill could unshackle gene editing from outdated GMO regulations – Genetic Literacy Project

“There is a huge body of scientific evidence that modern genetic manipulation tools, whether that’s CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing or other methodologies, are frankly safer than the methodologies that have historically been used for the last hundred years,” said Neil Ward
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/08/24/prospective-uk-precision-breeding-bill-could-unshackle-gene-editing-from-outdated-gmo-regulations/

‘Feed Your Mind’: FDA releases guide on GMOs, emphasizing their safety, sustainability and occasional nutritional advantages – Genetic Literacy Project

GMO foods have been available to consumers since the early 1990s. Since then, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have worked to ensure that GMOs are safe for people, animals, and the environment. Despite there being a wide range of foods—GMO and non-GMO—available to consumers, there is some confusion around what GMOs are and how they are used in our food supply. To help increase consumer understanding of GMOs, in 2017, Congress provided funding for an Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative, which calls upon FDA to work with EPA and USDA to share science-based educational information about GMOs, beginning with answers to some basic GMO questions.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/08/08/feed-your-mind-fda-releases-guide-on-gmos-emphasizing-their-safety-sustainability-and-occasional-nutritional-advantages/

Part II: Web of Disinformers: Carey Gillam, the network of anti-crop biotechnology activists, and the funders behind their campaigns – Genetic Literacy Project

Carey Gillam, once a reporter at Reuters covering food and farming, left her job under a cloud, challenged by her editors and criticized by scientists for aligning herself with biotechnology rejectionists.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/07/28/part-ii-web-of-disinformers-carey-gillam-and-the-network-of-anti-crop-biotechnology-activists-and-the-funders-behind-their-campaigns/

Part I: Carey Gillam — Reporter turned organic propagandist who twists science in campaign to discredit biotechnology and conventional agriculture – Genetic Literacy Project

With links to the Church of Scientology, anti-vaccine glyphosate litigator Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Organic Consumers Association, US Right to Know, and Environmental Working Group, Carey Gillam has led the effort by organic promoters to discredit GMOs, glyphosate, and other agri-technological tools positioned to address climate change. Here’s her story… and why she does it.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/07/27/part-1-carey-gillam-reporter-turned-organic-propagandist-who-twists-science-in-her-campaign-to-discredit-biotechnology-and-conventional-agriculture/

In the Battle to Regulate GMOS, Gene Editing and other New Breeding Techniques, Who Has ‘Hazard Blood’ on their Hands? – Genetic Literacy Project

This third segment in the mini-series will look at the networks of highly-motivated campaigners manipulating policy and pushing the hazard-based approach for their own advantage. The series will conclude with six steps that farmers, scientists, innovators and the media can take to push back against the irrationalism that has gripped extremist elements in the environmental movement.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/07/22/battle-regulate-gmos-gene-editing-new-breeding-techniques-hazard-blood-hands/

Viewpoint: Sri Lankan organic farming disaster foreshadows what could unfold if Europe moves ahead with Green Deal Farm to Fork plan – Genetic Literacy Project

Sri Lanka adopted the first 100% organic farming program and imposed a national ban on chemical fertilizers and pesticides. The consequence was a 50% drop in agricultural production, an explosion in food prices and the state’s economic bankruptcy.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/07/20/viewpoint-sri-lankan-organic-farming-disaster-foreshadows-what-could-unfold-if-europe-moves-ahead-with-its-green-deal-farm-to-fork-plan/

How genetic engineering is creating more nutritious, healthier food and protecting crops from ravaging diseases – Genetic Literacy Project

Despite the objections and protestations of the anti-GMO advocates who equate genetic engineering with “Frankenfoods” and utilize fear and scare tactics to
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/05/18/how-genetic-engineering-is-creating-more-nutritious-healthier-food-and-protecting-crops-from-ravaging-diseases/

‘Unfounded claims over unnatural ‘Frankenfoods’ have led to the vilification of an entire technology’: The Observer editorial urges UK adoption of gene editing and GMOs – Genetic Literacy Project

Recently, the government outlined details of its long-overdue legislation for easing restrictions on gene-editing farm animals and plants. Current
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Definitions, Perceived Benefits Affect Public Acceptance of Novelty Food- Crop Biotech Update (April 20, 2022) | ISAAA.org

Definitions, Perceived Benefits Affect Public Acceptance of Novelty Food- Crop Biotech Update (April 20, 2022) | ISAAA.org
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