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Feature and TV films 16.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Movies on TV the week of Dec. 17 - 23, 2017
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This Is How Badly Monsanto Wants Farmers to Spray Its Problematic Herbicide 13.12.2017 Mother Jones
The drama (background here) surrounding Monsanto’s latest blockbuster genetically modified soybean product grinds on. The enormous seed/pesticide company announced recently that it’s offering farmers a cash reward to spray its proprietary version of an herbicide called dicamba, so long as they spray it on Monsanto’s soybeans that are engineered to tolerate it. Dicamba, of course, is […]
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We need to talk about genetically modifying animals 12.12.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
We need to talk about genetically modifying animals
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North Korea’s gains in biotechnology alarm U.S. officials who fear weapons threat 11.12.2017 Washington Post
Pyongyang is moving steadily to acquire essential machinery that could potentially be used for an advanced bioweapons program, and analysts warn the regime could quickly surge into industrial scale production of pathogens.
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‘You need to kill him?’: Tyson Food contractors caught on video mistreating chickens 7.12.2017 Washington Post
‘You need to kill him?’: Tyson Food contractors caught on video mistreating chickens
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In Theory: What ethical questions come to mind over the ‘de-extinction’ movement? 6.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A new book examines the questions raised by the proposed reintroduction of extinct species into their native habitats. In “Rise of the Necrofauna,” CBC broadcaster and science writer Britt Ray examines a number of perspectives on using genetic engineering to foment “de-extinction.”

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Will continue stir until all demands are met: Yashwant Sinha in Akola 6.12.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Yashwant Sinha to continue farmers’ agitation till govt accepts all demands 5.12.2017 India – The Indian Express
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BJP leader Yashwant Sinha detained for leading farmer’s protests in Vidarbha 5.12.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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The EU Just Gave Monsanto an Early Christmas Present 30.11.2017 Mother Jones
Genetically modified seed and pesticide giant Monsanto has had tough row to hoe lately. The company’s long-proposed marriage with German chemical giant Bayer is undergoing withering scrutiny by regulators in Europe and Brazil, likely putting off its consummation for months. Here in its home country, two states have imposed new rules that could limit the […]
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Your Taxpayer Dollars Are Funding Corporate Propaganda 29.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
While Congress hasn't accomplished much in 2017, it did manage to pass a budget resolution -- and within that budget, a sum of $3 million stands out. Congress appropriated that $3 million to fund the  Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative . That's a partnership between the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) "to provide consumer education on agricultural biotechnology and food and animal feed ingredients derived from biotechnology." What they're really talking about is a promotional campaign for genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. There are two major flaws with this plan. First, the FDA is tasked with building a campaign around the "safety and benefits of crop biotechnology." But what about the risks, concerns, and unknowns? Leaving those out means using government agencies and taxpayer funds for corporate propaganda. It benefits companies like Monsanto, Dow, Dupont, Syngenta, and Bayer, which collectively earn billions of dollars from ...
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Minn. farmers' harvest hit hard by drifting weed killer 13.11.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The controversial weed killer, dicamba, has cost Minnesota farmers millions of dollars this season. For many, there's no way to get compensated for their loss.
Novel gene therapy may store partial vision, suggests study 12.11.2017 New Kerala: Health News
Novel gene therapy may store partial vision, suggests study
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Novartis presents data at ASH for patients with serious blood disorders like lymphoma, leukemia and sickle cell disease 11.11.2017 New Kerala: World News
Novartis presents data at ASH for patients with serious blood disorders like lymphoma, leukemia and sickle cell disease
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Gene therapy helps treat boy’s life-threatening skin disease — a first 11.11.2017 Hindu: S & T
He was ailing from Epidermolysis bullosa that had destroyed about 80 per cent of the epidermis.
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Arkansas Moves to Ban Monsanto’s Blockbuster Herbicide 10.11.2017 Mother Jones
The farm-country showdown over an herbicide called dicamba, use on a genetically engineered seeds product marketed by Monsanto, just heated up. At a public meeting on Wednesday, the Arkansas State Plant Board voted by a vote of 10 to 3 to ban most applications of the weedkiller between April 16 and October 31. Scott Partridge, […]
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9-year-old boy with rare disease now has engineered skin covering 80% of his body 9.11.2017 LA Times: Science

For a soccer-playing, holiday-loving boy on the brink of death from a rare inherited skin disease, doctors have accomplished a feat of genetic engineering, surgical stamina and raw nerve.

Infections arising from blisters and sores had destroyed 60% of his skin. Just 7 years old when he arrived...

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With its real-world messaging, 'Okja' and director Bong Joon-ho tap into something special 9.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Netflix is known for not only keeping the streaming numbers for its programs and original films from the public, but often from the showrunners and movie directors who create the content as well. In theory, you’d think that would mean South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho has little evidence as to...

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9-year-old boy with rare disease now has engineered skin covering 80% of his body 9.11.2017 LA Times: Science

For a soccer-playing, holiday-loving boy on the brink of death from a rare inherited skin disease, doctors have accomplished a feat of genetic engineering, surgical stamina and raw nerve.

Infections arising from blisters and sores had destroyed 60% of his skin. Just 7 years old when he arrived...

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Genetically altered skin saves boy dying of a rare disease 8.11.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
An inherited disease called epidermolysis bullosa destroyed the 7-year-old's skin. Scientists grew new skin in the lab without the genetic flaw, and replaced 80 percent of his skin. He is thriving.
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