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Category: Food Safety :: GMOs
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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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Have Monsanto and the Biotech Industry Turned Natural Bt Pesticides Into GMO "Super Toxins"? 11.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
In times of great injustice, independent media is crucial to fighting back against misinformation. Support grassroots journalism: Make a donation to Truthout by clicking here. Is the supposed safety advantage of GMO crops over conventional chemical pesticides a mirage? According to biotech lore, the Bt pesticides introduced into many GMO food crops are natural proteins whose toxic activity extends  only to narrow groups of insect species . Therefore, says the industry, these pesticides can all be safely eaten, e.g. by humans. This is not the interpretation we arrived at after our analysis of the documents accompanying the commercial approval of 23 typical Bt-containing GMO crops, however (see  Latham et al., 2017 , just published in the journal Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Reviews). In our publication, authored along with Madeleine Love and Angelika Hilbeck, of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), we show that commercial GMO Bt toxins differ greatly from their natural precursors. ...
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Scientists Try To Fight Crop Damage With An Invasive Moth's Own DNA 28.8.2017 NPR News
The diamondback moth attacks cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower, costing farmers billions of dollars every year. But will these lab-bred insects inherit the same stigma as genetically modified crops?
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Scientists create the first mutant ants 11.8.2017 Washington Post
Using the CRISPR technique, researchers snipped out scent genes, which are the social insects’ mode of communication, and the ant colonies went haywire.
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When genetic engineering is the environmentally friendly choice 9.8.2017 GreenBiz.com
CRISPR gene editing can fight crop disease far more benignly than conventional practices.
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Why environmentalists want Impossible Burger's meatless patties to be pulled off menus 9.8.2017 LA Times: Business

The plant-based Impossible Burger seemed like the kind of breakthrough in food technology that environmentalists could get behind.

The Silicon Valley makers of the fake meat that famously “bleeds” are championing a more sustainable food system by trying to reduce the dependence on intensive animal...

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GMO salmon caught in U.S. regulatory net, but Canadians have eaten 5 tons 5.8.2017 Washington Post
GMO salmon caught in U.S. regulatory net, but Canadians have eaten 5 tons
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10 mega myths about farming to remember on your next grocery run 24.7.2017 Washington Post
10 mega myths about farming to remember on your next grocery run
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Keith Kloor’s Endearing Love Affair With GMOs 20.7.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
New York University’s adjunct journalism professor has curious ideas about science and reporting
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Transgenic fish are ready for us — are we ready for them? 19.7.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
After decades of regulatory and legal challenges, AquaBounty aims to bring genetically engineered salmon to U.S. and Canadian markets next year.
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Sarson Satyagraha: Activists up in arms over genetically modified food 2.7.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Documentary 'Food Evolution' turns to reason to discuss GMO controversy 30.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Calm, careful, potentially revolutionary, "Food Evolution" is an iconoclastic documentary on a hot-button topic. Persuasive rather than polemical, it's the unusual issue film that deals in counterintuitive reason rather than barely controlled hysteria.

As directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy, "Food...

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To feed 9 billion, will we need 'GMO 2.0'? 28.6.2017 GreenBiz.com
The directors of the new documentary, "Food Evolution," share an inconvenient truth: For safe, sustainable food, we may have to turn to GMOs.
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The Economy Needs Amazons, but It Mostly Has GEs 21.6.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
When Amazon.com Inc. announced Friday it was buying Whole Foods, the stock market got a taste of something long missing: volatility. If Amazon is one extreme in how companies invest, General Electric is the other, writes Greg Ip.
Forget GMOs. The next big battle is over genetically 'edited' foods 14.6.2017 Washington Post
Forget GMOs. The next big battle is over genetically 'edited' foods
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In public understanding of science, alternative facts are the norm 30.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
If we are committed to combating "alternate facts" in science - as we should be - then we must also combat the alternative theories that license them, says guest blogger Andrew Shtulman.
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The government is going to counter 'misinformation' about GMO foods 4.5.2017 Washington Post
The government is going to counter 'misinformation' about GMO foods
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1st farmer lawsuit on deck against Syngenta over China trade 23.4.2017 AP Business
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The first of tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits is about to go to trial against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its decision to introduce a genetically engineered corn seed variety to the U.S. market before China had approved it for imports....
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1st farmer lawsuit on deck against Syngenta over China trade 23.4.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first of tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits is about to go to trial against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its decision to introduce a genetically engineered corn seed variety to the U.S. market before China had approved it for imports. The lawsuits allege that Syngenta’s move wrecked an increasingly important […]
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Pruitt's Rejection of Chlorpyrifos Ban Seems Based on "Alternative Facts" 9.4.2017 Truthout - All Articles
EPA chief Scott Pruitt fails to explain what data prompted his decision to allow continued use of toxic pesticides. (Photo: Pixabay ) The US Environmental Protection Agency under President Trump may have stepped into the brave new world of alternative facts. Last November, after several years of study, the EPA had  announced  that the insecticide chlorpyrifos poses an unacceptable risk to humans, especially children, when its residue is found in fruits, vegetables, and drinking water. The finding cited a 2014  Columbia University study  and other research showing that young people have suffered diminished cognitive abilities and reduced IQ after chronic exposures. This led the EPA to recommend a ban on all agricultural uses of chlorpyrifos -- by far the most heavily used insecticide in the US with  4 to 8 million pounds applied annually . On a pounds per acre basis, the  heaviest applications of chlorpyrifos  in the US have been on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, where several large agribusiness have been ...
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