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UK must accept US food standards in trade deal, says farm chief 15.8.2019 BBC: Business
Fears over practices like chlorine-washing chicken are unfounded, says the head of America's farm lobby.
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Column: How much are conspiracy theories really shaping American life? 14.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

"American Conspiracy Theories" author Joseph Uscinski on how conspiracy theories shape our public life.

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A Controversial Human-monkey Chimera Has Been Created in China, According to a New Report 2.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists hope the research will bring us a step closer to create organs for transplant.
Lyme Disease-carrying White-footed Mouse Could One Day Be Genetically Modified to Stop Spread of Tick-borne Illness 24.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists have sequenced the genome of the white-food mouse, the primary carrier of Lyme disease.
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Corporations Can Legally Put Carcinogens in Our Food Without Warning Labels 16.7.2019
Cheerios contain enough glyphosate to be labeled toxic, but corporate free speech rights prevent it.
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Here comes lab-grown dairy: milk proteins made without animals 12.7.2019 LA Times: Business

The search for sustainable, healthy alternatives to meat has two paths: the meat-mimicking veggie burger and lab-grown proteins. But in the land of dairy, there are only plant-based alternatives such as cashew “butter” and almond milk.

Whether you’re milking the animals or slaughtering them, industrial...

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Cows Genetically Modified to Burp and Fart Less Could Cut Methane Emissions by Half 4.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists have identified genetically inherited gut microbes that regulate how much methane a cow produces.
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A fast-growing East L.A. tortilla business started with two high school friends 4.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Chances are you’ve had supermarket corn tortillas, the thick, bland, chalky discs that Rick Ortega calls “hot dog tortillas.”

Ortega, along with business partner Omar Ahmed, runs Kernel of Truth, a Los Angeles company that makes tortillas almost unrecognizable in taste from those mass-retail bulk...

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Jingoistic Military Fetishization Is as American As Bald Eagle McNuggets 4.7.2019
There’s nothing alien or un-American about Trump’s July 4th military hardware parade, writes Caitlin Johnstone.  By Caitlin Johnstone “Putin’s America,” tweeted Anand Giridharadas, a pundit who was genetically engineered in a Monsanto laboratory to appeal to NPR listeners on every possible…Read more →
Should we resurrect the American chestnut tree with genetic engineering? 25.6.2019 LA Times: Science
Genetic engineering could help save chestnuts and other trees threatened by pests, disease and climate change. But how much we should intervene in nature?
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Fake Meat: Big Food’s Attempt to Further Industrialize What We Eat 21.6.2019
We need to decolonize our food cultures and our minds of food imperialism, writes Vandana Shiva. By Vandana Shiva Independent Science News Food is not a commodity, it is not “stuff” put together mechanically and artificially in labs and factories.…Read more →
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Russian Scientist Denis Rebrikov Plans to Create More Gene Edited Babies: 'I Think I'm Crazy Enough to Do It' 13.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
He Jiankui sparked outrage by deleting a gene linked to HIV in human embryos.
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Trump administration proposes easing rules on genetically engineered crops 6.6.2019 LA Times: Business

The Trump administration would exempt many new genetically engineered crops from regulation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture under a broad overhaul of biotechnology rules announced on Wednesday.

The overhaul, which the department said would cut the cost of developing genetically engineered...

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New Boulder County GMO crop transition plan still has critics 1.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Boulder County open space staff have modified proposed changes to a plan to phase out the production of genetically modified foods on thousands of acres of publicly owned cropland.
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GM fungus rapidly kills 99% of malaria mosquitoes, study suggests 31.5.2019 BBC: Health
A fungus has been genetically modified with spider venom to kill the mosquitoes that spread malaria.
Scientists genetically modify fungus to kill mosquitoes that spread malaria 30.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The modified fungus produces spider toxin that rapidly kills mosquitoes, raising hopes for a new weapon to fight a disease that sickens millions. But not everyone is convinced.
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Safe or scary? The shifting reputation of Roundup 30.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The world's most widely used weed killer was once seen as one of the safest pesticides. Now it is blamed for causing cancer. Yet the scientific evidence remains disputed.
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Farmers testing new fertilizer alternative: bacteria 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Farmers across the country are putting a genetically modified bacteria in the ground this spring to help corn plants use naturally occurring nitrogen. The goal is to eventually replace synthetic nitrogen fertilizer.
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At Cannes, genre filmmaking from 'Parasite' to 'The Wild Goose Lake' turns heads 23.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Times critic Justin Chang is filing regular dispatches from the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival, which runs through Saturday in France.

A surge of excitement runs through the crowd at the beginning of every gala screening at the Cannes Film Festival, as the movie’s director walks into the Grand...

Monsanto 'compiled dossier' on political opponents 13.5.2019 BBC: Business
French authorities investigate the chemical firm over a database of 200 high-profile critics.
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