Agricultural Biotech

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Agricultural Biotech
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June 5, 2014
We take a closer look at a recent report on glyphosate and breast milk.
May 27, 2014
Ideological opponents of innovations in agriculture are mounting a major campaign to denigrate and discredit crops improved through biotechnology.We take a closer look at a recent example.
May 22, 2014
Ideological opponents to crops improved through biotechnology work very hard to convince people of their alleged dangers. They are hampered in these efforts by the existence of a robust, worldwide consensus on the safety of these crops and the foods derived from them.
May 21, 2014
Professional opponents of agricultural innovations have failed utterly to make their case that seeds improved through biotechnology impose novel risks.
May 20, 2014
Science journalist Jon Entine shines a light onto anti-technology activist Mike Adams’ false statements.
May 19, 2014
A number of recent reports have attempted to link pesticides improved through biotechnology with negative health impacts. Unfortunately, most of these efforts have been proven to be ideological attacks.
May 14, 2014
Consumers Union spreads false claims in support of bad policy on food labeling.
May 12, 2014
This measure will reduce, not enhance, consumer knowledge and raise food prices.
April 11, 2014
Opponents of agricultural innovation are in the second year of a massive campaign aimed at stampeding state legislatures into imposing mandatory labels on foods derived from crops improved through biotechnology. They cite a litany of justifications, none of which survives critical scrutiny.
April 11, 2014
Organic advocates often claim foods produced through organic methods are superior in one way or another to other foods. Time and again research has failed to corroborate these claims.