Viewpoint: Can European Commission reverse 20 years of backward, precautionary regulation of crop biotechnology? CRISPR presents an opportunity | Genetic Literacy Project

The expected report of the European Commission on “new genomic techniques” was published as announced before the end of April 2021. It represents an
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Viewpoint: ‘The Dirty 8’ — Which are most notorious advocacy groups spreading disinformation about food, farming, biotechnology and agricultural sustainability | Genetic Literacy Project

The Organic Consumers Association’s main goal is to acheive 100% organic agriculture within the next 50 years, and
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Viewpoint: 6 debunked anti-GMO talking points activists should abandon for good | Genetic Literacy Project

The groundbreaking documentary Food Evolution offered the general public a science-based introduction to crop biotechnology, debunking some of the more pernicious myths about GMOs along the way.
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Viewpoint — ‘Selective skepticism’ and media hypocrisy: Why are liberal news sites vigilant in challenging COVID misinformation but give anti-biotechnology and chemical scare-mongers a free pass? | Genetic Literacy Project

In recent months, the mainstream press has been on a crusade against COVID vaccine skepticism, tenaciously promoting science-based medicine and expressing
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Canadian perspectives on food security and plant breeding | CABI Agriculture and sBioscience | Full Text

The broadness of biotechnology serves to connect different types of modern plant breeding techniques with the potential to improve global food security. However, the topic goes beyond the specific example consumers’ associate with the term—genetic modification. As a result, it is often unclear if consumers really know what they claim to understand and the efforts to clarify the science and reasoning behind the use of these practices is often obscured. Two online surveys of 500 Canadians were conducted in 2017. Three-quarters of Canadians have high levels of trust in those who provide information about food, yet two-thirds believe that modern plant breeding technologies are unnatural. Canadians lack basic knowledge about modern plant breeding practices and technologies and possess high levels of uncertainty regarding the potential for benefits or externalities to develop from the commercialization of new genome editing plant breeding technologies.
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Experts Tackle Importance of New Breeding Technologies in Food and Nutritional ers Security- Crop Biotech Update (April 7, 2021) | ISAAA.org

Experts Tackle Importance of New Breeding Technologies in Food and Nutritional Security- Crop Biotech Update (April 7, 2021) | ISAAA.org
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The Antiscience Movement Is Escalating, Going Global and Killing Thousands – Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
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Did you hear the story about the GMO that almost destroyed the world? | Genetic Literacy Project

An old myth has resurfaced that a GMO almost destroyed all life on Earth — but what’s the real story?
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Podcast: Why no flu season? Cloning endangered species; Free speech vs science on college campuses | Genetic Literacy Project

The world has experienced a shockingly mild 2020-2021 flu season, defying the expectations of many infectious disease researchers. How
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Viewpoint: Gene-edited crop developers need to win public trust. Transparency is how they can do it | Genetic Literacy Project

In 2009, the genome editing tool CRISPR was introduced, which allows scientists to edit the DNA of organisms such as plants, bacteria and animals to
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