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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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Bitter Harvest: Three artists reflect on the Maharashta farmers’ march 18.3.2018 Eye – The Indian Express
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$1.5B settlement in suit over Sygenta modified corn seed 13.3.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The plaintiffs said Syngenta's decision cut off access to the large Chinese corn market and caused price drops for several years.
Is Russia Using the GMO Debate to Troll Americans? 10.3.2018 Mother Jones
Genetically modified foods remain controversial for many reasons, but at this point, the majority of scientists view them as safe to eat. The rest of Americans aren’t so sure: According to a major poll conducted in 2015, 57 percent of the general public thought consuming them was unsafe. Iowa State Professors Shawn Dorius and Carolyn Lawrence-Dill wanted […]
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Glyphosate cancer warning in California halted 28.2.2018 LA Times: Business

A federal judge on Monday temporarily barred California environmental officials from requiring cancer warnings on food products that contain traces of the herbicide glyphosate.

The injunction by U.S. District Judge William Shubb leaves glyphosate on the state’s so-called Proposition 65 list as...

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Doctors in China lead race to treat cancer by editing genes 21.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
More than a third of patients with cancer of the esophagus responded to experimental treatment in China with the gene-editing technique CRISPR. Several CRISPR studies are underway there.
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Californians Could Vote to Give Themselves the Measles 13.2.2018 Mother Jones
This fall, Californians may have the opportunity to vote on a catch-all ballot initiative that would ban genetically modified organisms and get rid of school vaccination requirements. But that’s not all. The so-called California Clean Environment Initiative would also prohibit the use of 300 substances, including certain vaccine ingredients and chemicals used in water treatment—chlorine […]
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California's next governor: Who's running, who's on the fence, and who's already out 25.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary
This is who's running for governor of California in 2018, and who might be running.
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When the whole country becomes a campus safe space 25.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The public’s mental bandwidth is being stressed by a torrent of information.
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These new onions won't make you cry, but they might make your taste buds sad 11.1.2018 Washington Post
These new onions won't make you cry, but they might make your taste buds sad
This Weed Killer Is Wreaking Havoc on America’s Crops 9.1.2018 Mother Jones
When farmer Darvin Bentlage surveyed his southwestern Missouri soybean fields in August, he knew something was amiss in one of them. “I’ve been looking at soybeans for about 60 years, and these didn’t look right,” he says. The plants’ leaves had shriveled upward, taking the shape of little cups: a telltale sign they’d been exposed to […]
Shhhh. The “Gene Silenced” Apple Is Coming. 2.1.2018 Mother Jones
The Arctic Golden apple, the first genetically modified apple available to consumers, is making its way to grocery store shelves. I’m an apple loyalist—I pack one as an after-lunch snack nearly every day of the week. So I jumped at the chance to sample this new version of the fruit at a fall event hosted by […]
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Is GMO opposition immoral? 2.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Is GMO opposition immoral?
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Avoiding GMOs isn’t just anti-science. It’s immoral. 28.12.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
For the rich to deny the poor and hungry of the world the benefits of modern technology is heartless and inhumane.
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FDA approves gene therapy to fix mutations that can lead to blindness 20.12.2017 LA Times: Science

In a decision that accelerates a new era for gene therapy, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a DNA-altering medication that can reverse an inherited form of progressive blindness.

The FDA’s blessing makes Luxturna, a treatment for retinal dystrophy caused by a specific genetic...

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First gene therapy for inherited disease gets FDA approval 19.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Food and Drug Administration approved Luxturna, a genetically modified virus that restores by ferrying a healthy gene into the eyes of patients born with a genetic disease that impairs sight.
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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