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UCS Founder Kurt Gottfried Wins AAAS Award

, physicist & co-director, Global Security

Kurt Gottfried, a founder of UCS in 1969 and a guiding spirit and intellect since then, has won the prestigious 2017 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award given by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. Read more >

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Margaret Atwood on the Muzzling of Canadian Government Scientists

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on Tuesday aired a short talk from author and critic Margaret Atwood on two critical issues: the muzzling of Canadian government scientists and the importance of collecting adequate scientific information about threats to public health and safety. It is well worth four minutes of your day to listen in, and I’ve transcribed her remarks below.  Read more >

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Is the Long-Term Safety of Genetically Engineered Food Settled? Not by a Long Shot.

, former senior scientist, Food and Environment

One of the most contentious issues surrounding the controversy about genetically engineered (GE) foods is whether there may be long-term safety risks, and whether current regulations are sufficient to prevent such risks from occurring. Read more >

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A Contrary Perspective on the AAAS Board Statement Against Labeling of Engineered Foods

, former senior scientist, Food and Environment

As a long-time member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and as a scientist, I was disappointed at the inaccurate information in the statement by the Board against labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods. Read more >

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