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How do Americans view genetic engineering of humans, animals? Men and women disagree, survey finds 17.8.2018 Philly.com News
Most favor certain health-promoting changes, such as correcting inherited diseases that would affect newborns or altering animals so that they can grow organs for people who need them. But crafting luminous pets and smarter babies would be taking the science too far, a majority of respondents said.
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Confession of an Anti-GMO Activist 23.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: US
Genetically modified crops have been vilified and banned, but the science is clear: They’re perfectly safe. And what’s more, the world desperately needs them.
Two important stories about seed and Monsanto 20.6.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Food & Health For decades, pockets of resistance around the world have been tracking and educating general publics about farmers' right to seed and the importance of not allowing corporations to patent seed or to manipulate genetic material for pure speculation and gain. Behind most of these stories of resistance has been the far-reaching control exercised by corporate giant Monsanto, particularly when it comes to demanding royalties on seed (harken back to Percy Schmeiser ) and modifying seed to be resistant to glysophate, a chemical pesticide it produces and sells under the brand of Roundup. Yes, we have all heard it said: Roundup Ready! Catchy and scary at the same time. This week two stories once again are showing how carelessness in food production and a lax regulatory framework, as well as popular pressure and resistance on food issues, can have dramatic results. These stories run deep. Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) has been monitoring the regulatory climate around genetically ...
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China's Investors Pour Into Western Biotech Startups 14.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Fledgling biotech and medical-technology startups in the U.S. and Europe have found a new source of cash to pay for costly research: China’s private-equity and venture-capital investors.
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Big rent hikes could force out labs and biotech start-ups at University City Science Center 31.5.2018 Philly.com News
Significant increases in lab rents "could force some outstanding start-ups to make the difficult decision to leave Philly."
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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