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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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'Modified' asks why Canada and U.S. refuse to label genetically modified foods 27.10.2017 TreeHugger
But more than that, the film is a love story about cooking and gardening -- and the importance of regaining control over where our food comes from.
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Milk, salads, kitty litter, condoms: 'Non-GMO' labels sow confusion 25.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Clover Sonoma dairy has long cultivated a dual image of folksy kitsch and foodie trend-spotting.

While its cartoon mascot, Clo the Cow, cracked tortured puns on billboards along U.S. 101, the Bay Area’s top milk supplier touted its small-scale farms in the dwindling grasslands of California’s northern...

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Amid GMO strife, food industry vies for public trust in CRISPR technology 25.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Mushrooms that don't brown? Pigs resistant to diseases? Though the process does not introduce foreign genetic material into food or livestock, getting consumers to buy in will be an uphill battle.
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Amid GMO Strife, Food Industry Vies For Public Trust In CRISPR Technology 25.10.2017 NPR News
Mushrooms that don't brown? Pigs resistant to diseases? Though the process does not introduce foreign genetic material into food or livestock, getting consumers to buy in will be an uphill battle.
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Exposure to Glyphosate, Chemical Found in Weed Killers, Increased Over 23 Years 24.10.2017 Environmental News Network
Analyzing samples from a prospective study, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers found that human exposure to glyphosate, a chemical widely found in weed killers, has increased approximately 500 percent since the introduction of genetically modified crops.
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CRISPR bacon: Chinese scientists create genetically modified low-fat pigs 24.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Scientists have used CRISPR, a new gene-editing technique, to create pigs that can keep their bodies warmer, burning more fat to produce leaner meat.
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Can Science Change The Mildewed Fortunes Of New York Heritage Hops? 24.10.2017 NPR Health Science
Hops helped make vast fortunes for 19th century farmers and brewers in New York state before a mildew blight ushered in their demise. Now, undergrads hope to develop mildew-resistant heritage hops.
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CRISPR Bacon: Chinese Scientists Create Genetically Modified Low-Fat Pigs 24.10.2017 NPR Health Science
Scientists have used CRISPR, a new gene-editing technique, to create pigs that can keep their bodies warmer, burning more fat to produce leaner meat.
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Getting behind the debate over lab-grown meat 17.10.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The dialogue over human health, equity and the sustainable future of our food system is just beginning.
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A biotech breakthrough hopes to save bananas from extinction 16.10.2017 TreeHugger
While banana farmers watch their plantations get ravaged by a fungal disease, scientists think they may have found a solution.
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Rep. Chris Collins’s advocacy for biotech company broke rules, House ethics watchdog finds 13.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The New York Republican recruited investors that included family, his congressional staff and House colleagues.
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