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NYT Misses the Point on Yields, Pesticides and What Farmers Need

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Industry experts, academics, farmers and growers have plenty to say about an October 30 article in The New York Times. Authored by Danny Hakim, NYT investigative reporter out of the London bureau, Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops, is critical of biotechnology and claims that it “has not accelerated increases in crop yields or led to an overall reduction in the use of chemical pesticides.” Politico’s Morning Ag did a nice job of Read More >

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WSJ: A Piece of the Immunotherapy Puzzle Solved

Just two weeks ago, the New York Times published a series of articles deeming immunotherapy as the future for cancer advances and new life-saving treatments – even though it’s not entirely clear why only some patients have success with the treatments. This week, the Wall Street Journal joined the immunotherapy conversation by highlighting two researchers who may have unlocked part of the mystery as to why only some patients benefit from immunotherapy. When Dr. Michael Read More >

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ICYMI: NYT Chronicles Advances in Cancer Landscape Due to Immunotherapy

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This week, the New York Times published a series of articles titled Cell Wars which explores the novel uses of immunotherapy to combat cancer. Patient stories were shared where immunotherapy cured them of lung, prostate, liver, and brain cancer. Included were stories of researchers who have dedicated their lives to finding new treatments and cures. As the article states, there is a new era of optimism — a sense that they have begun tapping into a force of Read More >

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FOIA Attacks Against Biotech Scientists Get Personal

Alison Van Eenennaam

Much has been written and discussed online about the relationships between independent researchers and industry groups.  New York Times reporter Eric Lipton wrote about this in a detailed September 5 article, “Food Industry Enlisted Academics in GMO Lobbying War, Emails Show”. Lipton’s article comes about 6 months after U.S. Right to Know (USRTK) filed FOIA requests for emails and documents of more than forty public university faculty and staff members seeking to link these individuals Read More >

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Ezekiel Emanuel’s Flawed Solution

Jim Greenwood

In a New York Times op-ed today, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel proposes “The Solution to Drug Prices.” The piece is problematic in many respects, but we agree with one of his primary contentions: in discussions about drug prices, value is the real issue. This point was nicely made in a recent Times piece, where it quoted Crystal Bedford, whose five year old daughter, Marley, suffers from a rare genetic disease, Rhizomelic Chondrodysplasia Punctata (RCPD). A treatment Read More >

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