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Why we need to label GMOs

Why we need to label GMOs | GM Rhetoric | Scoop.it
Mark Lynas speech to Center for Food Integrity Summit, Chicago, 15 October 2013 Audio on YouTube: Ladies and gentlemen, In just about three weeks from now, on November 5, Washington State will like...
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Editorial: Vote No on Initiative 522, the GMO labeling initiative

Editorial: Vote No on Initiative 522, the GMO labeling initiative | GM Rhetoric | Scoop.it
Efforts to label foods with GMOs have failed in Oregon and California. Shoppers want useful information not scare tactics. Vote No on I-522.
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GMO pigs study - more junk science

GMO pigs study - more junk science | GM Rhetoric | Scoop.it
When I saw on Twitter that a 'major new peer-reviewed study' was about to reveal serious health impacts from GMO corn and soya, I was intrigued to say the least. Would this be Seralini 2.0, a propa...
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GMOAnswers - Your Questions on Health and Safety of GM Food and Crops

GMOAnswers - Your Questions on Health and Safety of GM Food and Crops | GM Rhetoric | Scoop.it
GMO Answers is dedicated to creating an open dialogue on the topics of biotechnology and GMOs in food and modern agriculture
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Crop Savior Blazes Biotech Trail, but Few Scientists or Companies Are Willing to Follow

Crop Savior Blazes Biotech Trail, but Few Scientists or Companies Are Willing to Follow | GM Rhetoric | Scoop.it
PUNA, Hawaii -- His shoes crunching through volcanic grit on the Big Island's eastern shore, Dennis Gonsalves walks into a gr...
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India, Dead Children, and the Lessons of a Dangerous Pesticide | Science Blogs | WIRED

India, Dead Children, and the Lessons of a Dangerous Pesticide | Science Blogs | WIRED | GM Rhetoric | Scoop.it
Last week, 23 children - some as young as five, none older than 12 - died after eating the free lunch provided at their school in a village in the state of Bihar in northern India. Now, it appears the ingredients used to cook their lunch had been stored in pesticide containers -- and not just any pesticide: A super-lethal one that's banned in many countries, including the U.S.
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The Myth Debunking One-Pager

The Myth Debunking One-Pager | GM Rhetoric | Scoop.it
In late 2011, I co-authored the Debunking Handbook with Stephan Lewandowsky. The purpose of the handbook was to summarise all the psychological research into misinformation and debunking into a short, concise, practical guide. We published a much more comprehensive scholarly review afterwards. Nevertheless, the much shorter version has always been the preferred option.
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Vermont v science

Vermont v science | GM Rhetoric | Scoop.it
VERMONT banned slavery before the rest of America, back in 1777, and local greens talk like they have just achieved something comparable. “We’re first again,”...
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About Those Industry Funded GMO Studies . . .

About Those Industry Funded GMO Studies . . . | GM Rhetoric | Scoop.it
Let's talk about those GMO funded studies. You know the ones. The ones you always hear about from Anti-GMO folks when you read the comment section for any story about GMOs. According to those folks...
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Science And GMOs Are Not The Bad Guys Here

Science And GMOs Are Not The Bad Guys Here | GM Rhetoric | Scoop.it
It seems that it's OK to take someone's lens on their world, their culture, and replace it entirely with something utterly and culturally different and in some cases alien to them as long as you're not using science.
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Genetically modified cotton helps farmers escape malnutrition

Genetically modified cotton helps farmers escape malnutrition | GM Rhetoric | Scoop.it
People opposed to genetically modified organisms often insist that the plants are no good for anyone except the companies, like Monsanto Co. , that sell GMO seeds. A new study may force them to come to terms with the idea that GM crops can benefit regular people too -- even farmers in developing countries like India .
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The Truth about Genetically Modified Food

The Truth about Genetically Modified Food | GM Rhetoric | Scoop.it
Proponents of genetically modified crops say the technology is the only way to feed a warming, increasingly populous world. Critics say we tamper with nature at our peril. Who is right?
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Feeding Africa: why biotechnology sceptics are wrong to dismiss GM

Feeding Africa: why biotechnology sceptics are wrong to dismiss GM | GM Rhetoric | Scoop.it
Calestous Juma argues that advocacy groups are clinging to ideology and ignoring the potential of genetically modified crops
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About Those Industry Funded GMO Studies . . .

About Those Industry Funded GMO Studies . . . | GM Rhetoric | Scoop.it
Let's talk about those GMO funded studies. You know the ones. The ones you always hear about from Anti-GMO folks when you read the comment section for any story about GMOs. According to those folks...
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An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments | GM Rhetoric | Scoop.it
This book is aimed at newcomers to the field of logical reasoning, particularly those who, to borrow a phrase from Pascal, are so made that they understand best through visuals. I have selected a small set of common errors in reasoning and visualized them using memorable illustrations that are supplemented with lots of examples. The hope is that the reader will learn from these pages some of the most common pitfalls in arguments and be able to identify and avoid them in practice.
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2013 Great Debate: Genetic Modification - YouTube

The opinions expressed in this video clip do not necessarily reflect the views of the Board or Management of AUSVEG, its Members or its Strategic Partners. A...
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Bt brinjal in Bangladesh - the true story

Bt brinjal in Bangladesh - the true story | GM Rhetoric | Scoop.it
Once again media reports have emerged claiming that genetically modified pest-resistant Bt brinjal (eggplant) has failed in the field and that farmers in Bangladesh are regretting that they have be...
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