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Guest Post by Doug Gurian-Sherman: “‘Food Evolution’ Documentary Supports GMOs, but Not Science, Part 2”

Guest Post by Dr. Doug Gurian-Sherman Note: This article is the second part of a critical review of the widely-circulating documentary about GMOs titled “Food Evolution”. [See AgroEcoDoc’s take on the film, posted earlier on this blog, here.] The documentary … Continue reading

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Empathy: The cutting edge of sustainability science?

Originally posted on Leverage Points for Sustainability Transformation:
By Rebecca Freeth I’ve been interested in the Resilience Alliance for many years. I’ve been impressed by the coherence of their conceptual work. This has been a luminous example of natural and…

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How to make “good policy” from “good science”? An agroeco-infodump with Steven Rosenzweig

In other “original content” news, the following conversation on ResearchGate with my co-author Steven Rosenzweig seemed like it might be useful, so I thought I’d give it a (slightly?) larger audience than the comments section for my 2013 conference presentation, The need for … Continue reading

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To tackle the post-truth world, science must reform itself

Reposted under Creative Commons licence. See the original piece at The Conversation. To tackle the post-truth world, science must reform itself Andrea Saltelli, University of Bergen and Silvio Oscar Funtowicz, University of Bergen Before Brexit and the US elections, Nature … Continue reading

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Making progress in the hardest science

Originally posted on The Hardest Science:
The name of this blog comes from a talk I gave at the SPSP conference. The talk was in a training symposium for people starting out in academic psychology. People at various stages of…

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These complaints about ignoring science seem biased and naïve – and too easy to dismiss

Originally posted on Paul Cairney: Politics & Public Policy:
This is one of two posts on the use of scientific evidence in environmental policy (a broad term which can include climate change, food, land management, and energy policy). In this…

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Goals of science vs Goals of scientists (& a love letter to PLOS One)

Originally posted on Carter Lab (coming Fall 2018):
This monster post has been sitting on my computer hard-drive for a few months (seriously). For awhile, I was too scared to publish it. What I’ve written below is based on a (very) informal…

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The New Science of Sustainable Food Systems: Overcoming Barriers to Food Systems Reform

From one of our own AgroEcoPeople, Amber Heckelman!

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Losing humanity and other questions science doesn’t ask

Originally posted on Ideas for Sustainability:
By Joern Fischer Prompted by a recent visit to the US, I am once again wondering what kind of science we ought to be doing for it to be of use in the sense…

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Is Economics a Science? Dogmatic Economics Vs. Reflective Economics

Originally posted on Fixing the Economists:
The question asked in the title of this post is actually somewhat of a trick. It is a trick because it all depends upon how you define ‘science’. Often when people say that economics…

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