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Many representations of GMOs, like this one, tap into intuitive ideas of unnaturalness - even though this is far from the reality of GM technology

Being anti-GMO may have ‘intuitive appeal’

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Rejection of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) may be intuitive for many people, claims a paper published in the journal Trends in Plant Science.

Nestlé CEO: Business should not lead the social agenda

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Business plays a crucial role in meeting sustainable development goals – but it should not lead the social agenda, according to Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke, speaking at the World Economic Forum’s meeting in Davos.

Beyond GMOs: Europe needs to update biotech regulation

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The European Union needs to update the way it regulates biotechnology as advances are made in plant breeding – or risk disrupting trade in commodity crops, according to Professor Huw Jones of Rothamsted Research.

Rethinking fat: Global experts to separate fact from fiction

Rethinking fat: Global experts to separate fact from fiction

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Researchers have questioned the received wisdom on dietary fat in recent years asking, is saturated fat actually good for us? Are unsaturated fats really as healthy as we thought? And is it even possible to study fat without the context of other macronutrients?

Consumers may trade sustainability for more self-centred purchase motivators, like health, taste or cost

Health and sustainability goals entail trade-offs

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Pursuing health and environmental sustainability goals at the same time requires trade-offs, argues an Aarhus University associate professor in Current Opinion in Food Science.

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