May 27, 2021
Vaping: Stick to the Science and Speculate Less
Despite increasing evidence that vaping is safer than smoking, uncertainty surrounds the long-term effects of electronic cigarette use. Many in the tobacco control field have used...
May 19, 2021
3 Reasons the Anti-GMO Movement Is on Its Way Out
Just six years ago, America was engaged in a ferocious debate over GMO food labels; March Against Monsanto could assemble thousands of people for protests around the world, and the...
May 18, 2021
The Anti-GMO Movement's Growing Irrelevance
Introduced in the 1990s, crops genetically engineered (GE) to withstand exposure to the weed killer glyphosate (Roundup) were a game-changer for agriculture. They saved many farmers...
May 13, 2021
COVID Skeptics Pro-Science? Study Raises Thorny Queries
How did COVID-19 skeptics become such an influential force in society? A new paper attempts to explain how they did it and what scientists can do about it. Unfortunately, the study's...
Apr 25, 2021
Forcing People to Get COVID Shot May Backfire
To speed COVID vaccine uptake and bring the pandemic to an end, some commentators are calling on the government to mandate immunization as a condition for participating in society....
Apr 13, 2021
The Media's Hypocrisy Undermines Critical Thinking
Mainstream news outlets have gone after COVID conspiracy theorists with a passion. But when it comes to equally important science topics, the media have no problem ignoring evidence...
Mar 31, 2021
How Having a Baby Affected My Thinking About Pesticides
When my wife and I found out she was pregnant with our first child, our thinking about food safety seemed to shift overnight. Fears that we once disregarded suddenly morphed into...
Jan 15, 2021
GMOs a Corporate Tool of Colonialism? No.
Senapathy traces her awakening to the 2016 presidential election, when she first realized that some supporters of crop biotechnology are conservatives or supporters of President...
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