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20 points of broad scientific consensus on GE crops

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By Pamela Ronald and Karl Haro von Mogel Just as many on the political right discount the broad scientific consensus that human activities contribute to global warning, many progressive advocacy groups disregard, reject, or ignore the decades of scientific studies demonstrating the safety

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The Union of Concerned Scientists and Scientific Consensus

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Does The Union of Concerned Scientists concur with the broad scientific consensus that GE crops currently on the market are safe to eat? And 9 other points. In the last few days, Margaret Mellon and Doug Gurian-Sherman have clarified the

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Buddhist Economics and A GMO rethink

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“Wisdom demands a new orientation of science and technology towards the organic, the gentle, the non-violent, the elegant and beautiful.” – E. F. Schumacher, Small Is Beautiful, 1973 Discussions about plant genetic engineering often reflect two starkly opposing narratives. On the

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Is Mark Bittman misinformed on GMOs?

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An Excerpt by Jon Entine It’s a challenge to name a more influential food writer than The New York Times‘ Mark Bittman—nor one less informed and more damaging to the public opinion on the issue of genetically modified crops and

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Crop Wars: Discover magazine and the anti-GMO movement

A Rebuttal : Collide-a-Scape.   Keith Kloor;: “When I drew attention to the piece via Twitter yesterday, there was near instantaneous shock and outrage to it from some scientists. Others also shook their heads in disbelief. “   Read on

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