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Why biotech innovator Novozymes uses the SDGs as a catalyst for growth 14.5.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
And it compensates top managers accordingly.
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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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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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How genetically engineered salmon swims onto our plates 17.3.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The transgenic technology that produces fast-growing fish soon could come to the U.S. Will it live up to its claims of making seafood more sustainable?
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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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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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CEO of Colorado biotech-turned-blockchain company explains why he sold stock after price quadrupled 11.2.2018 Denver Post: Business
After nearly 20 years as a money-losing biotech firm, Castle Rock firm emerges as Riot Blockchain, joining a growing number of companies adding "blockchain" or other cryptocurrency label to its corporate focus. But already skeptics are out in full force, especially after insiders including Riot's CEO benefit by selling stock after shares hit new highs.
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Big Drugmakers Pay Big Prices for Promising Biotechs 23.1.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Lofty premiums Celgene and Sanofi shelled out in Monday’s biotech deals show companies’ need for quick revenue as generic competition poses threats.
Healthcare deals fire up as drug giants face price pressure 23.1.2018 LA Times: Business

The new year’s healthcare deals began to snowball as Sanofi and Celgene Corp. scooped up assets that promise to offset pricing pressure for some of their top-selling drugs.

Within hours of each other Monday, the two drugmakers announced deals worth about $20 billion combined. French giant Sanofi...

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FSANZ apologises to nanotechnology experts for misrepresenting views... 14.1.2018 Science / Technology News

Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer View text version of this page Help using this website - Accessibility statement Join today and you can easily save your favourite articles, join in the conversation and comment, plus select which news your want direct to your inbox. Australia's food regulator had to apologise to its own advisory group of nanotechnology experts after it "misrepresented" the group's views in its public slapdown of a study that found needle-like nanoparticles in baby formula, internal emails reveal.

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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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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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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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Thanksgiving treats that won't ruin your diet 18.11.2017 LA Times: Health

A traditional made-from-scratch Thanksgiving feast isn’t for everyone. For those who would prefer to lighten their day-of workloads, or have the option of healthful dishes for vegan and gluten-free guests, here are some easy and nutrient-dense products that can be bought in advance, stored easily,...

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GMO apples heading to Midwest supermarkets 8.11.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
Genetically modified fruit salad just got real. Along with virus-resistant papayas, apples are joining the ranks of biotech fruit sold in U.S. grocery stores. The first commercial harvest of GMO golden delicious apples will be going from Washington state orchards to 400 Midwestern grocery stores this month. They will be sliced up and sold in 10-ounce bags, and because they’re modified, they take much longer to brown when exposed to the air. While GMO crops are the mainstream for U.S. commodities like corn and soybeans, that isn’t the case with fruits.
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Biotech company gets funding for work to illuminate cancers 4.11.2017 Science / Technology News

Illumination can enable surgeons to see and remove cancer lesions they otherwise might have missed. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.

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