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Study finds strongest opponents of GMOs know the least about them

Researchers have found that people who strongly oppose genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food know the least about the science behind them, but think they know the most. A new study in Nature Human Behaviour tested 501 adults on their knowledge of GMOs with a true or false quiz. They were then asked to […]

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Scientists attack maize’s fungal invader to save lost crops

Global health and food security is being threatened by fungus, as the fungus Aspergillus has been invading maize crops across the world. This is a problem because the fungus produces a protein called aflatoxin, which is toxic to humans and other animals, making the corn inedible. The toxic protein can cause liver cancer, as the […]