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Same-sex mice have babies 11.10.2018 BBC: Front Page
Scientists break the rules of reproduction, so what does it mean for the future of sex?
Mosquitoes genetically modified to crash species that spreads malaria 24.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Scientists demonstrate that a "gene drive" can rapidly spread a genetic mutation through a species, perhaps providing a potent new weapon against malaria. But there are plenty of skeptics.
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Formalin in your fish? Sorry, FSSAI can’t do anything! 11.8.2018 Citizen Matters
FSSAI, constituted under the food safety law in India, is responsible for formulating and enforcing safety standards for our food. The Act, however, governs only manufacturers and processed food, even as we find increasing contamination in primary and raw produce. What could be the way out?
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Trump Allows GMO Crops and Harmful Pesticides in Wildlife Refuges 8.8.2018 Truthout.com
Trump's reversal of an Obama-era ban on GMO seeds and pesticides in refuges caters to the agricultural biotech industry.

The post Trump Allows GMO Crops and Harmful Pesticides in Wildlife Refuges appeared first on Truthout.

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Believing We Have a Functional EPA Is Worse Than Having a Non-Functional EPA 19.6.2018 Truthout.com
EPA defenders mistakenly believe that it works on behalf of public health and safety.

The post Believing We Have a Functional EPA Is Worse Than Having a Non-Functional EPA appeared first on Truthout.

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Her son is one of the few children to have 3 parents' DNA 7.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Several women who have had trouble conceiving children have gone to a clinic in Ukraine that is doing something unique: using DNA from three different people to create a healthy embryo.
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Will Congress Use the Farm Bill to Undermine Organics? 4.6.2018 Truthout.com
The Senate is about to drop its Farm Bill as early as June 6.

The post Will Congress Use the Farm Bill to Undermine Organics? appeared first on Truthout.

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Monsanto no more: Agri-chemical giant's name dropped in Bayer acquisition 4.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Germany's Bayer announced in 2016 that it would be buying Monsanto for more than $60 billion. Now it confirms it will be dropping the Monsanto name, which has been made infamous by protesters.
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Mandatory GMO labels are coming to your food 5.5.2018 Washington Post
Mandatory GMO labels are coming to your food
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The Energy 202: Three senior Scott Pruitt aides resigned from the EPA this week 4.5.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Three senior Scott Pruitt aides resigned from the EPA this week
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Are you anti-GMO? Then you’re anti-science, too. 4.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The movement against genetic modification is detached from reality.
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If you're troubled by food waste, you should support GMOs 25.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Reading the article, “The food that goes bad in your fridge amounts to trillions of gallons of wasted water,” I was disheartened about the sheer amount of wasted food and resources when so many are without any food at all. I was equally disappointed with the lack of solutions mentioned...

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The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is Bad News for the Planet 20.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Two new studies from Europe  have found that the number of farm birds in France has crashed by a third in just 15 years, with some species being almost eradicated. The collapse in the bird population  mirrors the discovery last October  that over three quarters of all flying insects in Germany have vanished in just three decades. Insects are the staple food source of birds, the pollinators of fruits, and the aerators of the soil. The chief suspect in this mass extinction is the aggressive use of neonicotinoid pesticides,  particularly imidacloprid and clothianidin, both made by German-based chemical giant Bayer . These pesticides,  along with toxic glyphosate herbicides (Roundup) , have delivered a one-two punch against Monarch butterflies, honeybees and birds. But rather than banning these toxic chemicals, on March 21st  the EU approved  the $66 billion merger of Bayer and Monsanto, the US agribusiness giant producing Roundup and the genetically modified (GMO) seeds that have reduced seed diversity ...
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Kanye West lets loose with flood of philosophical thoughts — did he mention he's writing a 'book'? 19.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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More organic than thou? Rebel farmers create new food label 11.4.2018 Denver Post: Local
Was your tomato grown in dirt or water? Organic shoppers might notice additional labels this summer that will give them the answer — and tell them whether their choices align with what a rebellious group of farmers and scientists deem the true spirit of the organic movement.
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More organic than thou? Rebel farmers create new food label 10.4.2018 AP Top News
THETFORD, Vt. (AP) -- Was your tomato grown in dirt or water? Organic shoppers might notice additional labels this summer that will give them the answer - and tell them whether their choices align with what a rebellious group of farmers and scientists deem the true spirit of the organic movement....
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A rough rise to the top of the rice heap 6.4.2018 LA Times: Business
It's been a rough road to the top of the rice protein market, but David Janow's Axiom Foods is poised to reach $100-million annual sales in the rapidly growing niche, which has gone from a sports-supplement additive to an ingredient in thousands of snacks, drinks and other packaged goods.
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Siddhartha Mukherjee: ‘I’m an advocate of humility… our attempts to tamper with selection have gone badly in history’ 6.4.2018 Technology – The Indian Express
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The Pentagon's Scary Plan to Militarize Ocean Life 2.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
The US military has plans to create genetically modified marine organisms that can be used as underwater spies for the military. Fantastic as this idea may seem, the Pentagon's research arm, DARPA (or Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), has actually launched a new program that aims to tap into the "natural sensing capabilities" of marine organisms, who are highly attuned to their surroundings, to track enemy traffic undersea. The project out of DARPA's  Biological Technologies Office , called the  Persistent Aquatic Living Sensors  (PALS) program hopes to use everything from bacteria to large fish to find underwater vehicles by recording the creatures' natural reactions to these vehicles and sending the data to an outside base. A  recent press release  about the program said it would "study natural and modified organisms (emphasis added) to determine which ones could best support sensor systems that detect the movement of manned and unmanned underwater vehicles." "Beyond sheer ubiquity, sensor ...
First it was Confederate monuments. Now statues offensive to Native Americans are poised to topple across the U.S. 1.4.2018 LA Times: Nation

Over the decades, this quiet coastal hamlet has earned a reputation as one of the most liberal places in the nation. Arcata was the first U.S. city to ban the sale of genetically modified foods, the first to elect a majority Green Party city council and one of the first to tacitly allow marijuana...

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