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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.
As Coachella raged, the L.A. tech world made plans to live on Mars 23.4.2019 LA Times: Business

The only in-flight beverages on the 11-seat private jet were bottled water and a genetically modified bacterial slurry designed to prevent the worst effects of hangovers.

A handful of passengers on the short evening flight from Hawthorne to the edge of the Mojave — venture capitalists, a man with...

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Bananas at Risk of Extinction as Panama Disease Returns 18.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The impact has been devastating, threatening livelihoods across Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.
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First U.S. patients treated with CRISPR as gene-editing human trials get underway 16.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
This could be a crucial year for the powerful gene-editing technique CRISPR as researchers start testing it in patients to treat diseases such as cancer, blindness, and sickle cell disease.
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As weeds outsmart the latest weedkillers, farmers are running out of options 11.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In the long-running war between farmers and weeds, it's advantage, weeds. Scientists in Kansas have found examples of the dreaded pigweed that are immune to the newest weed-killing technologies.
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Will Fast-Food Diners Pay an Extra Buck for Silicon Valley Soy Patties? 3.4.2019 Mother Jones
For years now, new-wave beef substitutes have been wowing Silicon Valley venture capitalists and high-end coastal chefs. But are these high-tech veggie burgers ready to entice Middle America? Burger King is about to find out. On April 1, the nation’s second-largest fast-food chain debuted a Whopper option featuring a meatless patty at its 59 St. […]
California farmers and scientists race to combat a citrus disease infecting trees 29.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The world’s most insidious citrus disease invaded Florida in 2005, wreaking havoc on its iconic groves with stunning speed. After just a decade, virtually every citrus tree in the state was dying or infected.

Then in 2012, the disease — Huanglongbing, commonly known as citrus greening — was discovered...

Monsanto: Why We Cut Chemicals From Agriculture 28.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
In an ideal world, farmers would not need to use chemicals to produce our food and fiber, but that is not the reality we have to live with.
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NIH and top scientists call for moratorium on gene-edited babies 14.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Scientists and ethicists from seven nations on Wednesday called for a moratorium on gene-editing experiments designed to alter heritable traits in human babies.

It's the latest alarm sounded by researchers who have been both excited and unnerved by the powerful genetic engineering technique known...

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Gene-edited food quietly arrives in restaurant cooking oil 13.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The Minnesota-based company, Calyxt, said it can't reveal its first customer for competitive reasons, but CEO Jim Blome said the oil is "in use and being eaten."
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