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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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‘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.”

These include...

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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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