GMO: Genetically Modified Organisms

Gene-altered moth trial in Ontario County raises hopes — and worries - MPNnow.com


MPNnow.com

Gene-altered moth trial in Ontario County raises hopes — and worries
MPNnow.com
Cornell University received a permit to execute the world's first open-air trail of the genetically engineered diamondback moth (GE Moth) with promise of solving a worldwide problem. “It costs $4 to $5 billion a year globally to manage this pest,” said ...

A far-right party is about to enter the German parliament. What does that mean for science? - Science Magazine


Science Magazine

A far-right party is about to enter the German parliament. What does that mean for science?
Science Magazine
The fact that an overwhelming majority of scientists agree that human-generated carbon dioxide is warming the planet doesn't bother her, she said: It was also only a small minority of economists who foresaw the dangers of the Euro. On nuclear energy ...

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Aspen Untucked: Millennials (aka natural born killers) care to do things differently - Aspen Times


Aspen Times

Aspen Untucked: Millennials (aka natural born killers) care to do things differently
Aspen Times
The Nielsen's Global Health and Wellness Survey showed evidence in 2015 that young consumers across the globe are more concerned about food ingredients and consuming genetically modified food than previous generations. I don't know this to be fact, but ...

On Human Cloning - Patheos (blog)


Patheos (blog)

On Human Cloning
Patheos (blog)
Recent advances in stem cell research have reopened the controversy that has surrounded the issue of human cloning.[i] There is widespread opposition throughout the world to the reproductive cloning of a human being. Many countries have enacted laws ...

Agency's move to approve trials of GMO maize contradicts policy - The Standard


Agency's move to approve trials of GMO maize contradicts policy
The Standard
This week, National Biosafety Authority Chief Executive William Tonui unilaterally approved the Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organisation (Kalro) to start national performance trials of genetically modified MON810 maize across the country.

9 misdirected arguments against GMOs - Genetic Literacy Project


Genetic Literacy Project

9 misdirected arguments against GMOs
Genetic Literacy Project
9) GMOs are patented. Yes, many of them are patented, but so are many non-GMO crops. Pluots didn't just drop out of the sky: someone had to work for years to develop those tasty treats, so there are patented varieties. Not all GMOs are patented: there ...

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Viewpoint: Anti-GMO online series promotes fear and 'less sustainable' farming - Genetic Literacy Project


Genetic Literacy Project

Viewpoint: Anti-GMO online series promotes fear and 'less sustainable' farming
Genetic Literacy Project
Some of the times the message was to eat organic, sometimes it was to eat low on the food chain, other times it was that you can't trust the organic label because of big companies and that instead you should eat non-GMO verified products, then there ...

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Despite health risks, adventurous food lovers are trying raw chicken in Japan - Mashable


Mashable

Despite health risks, adventurous food lovers are trying raw chicken in Japan
Mashable
Raw chicken should never be consumed... but people are still trying it. The chicken sashimi dish is called 'torisashi.' Chefs prepare the chicken by cutting thin slices from the inner breast and sear it for 10 seconds. Although this part of the chicken ...

GM Mustard and the Indian Government: The Game Is up, the Emperor Has No Clothes! - Center for Research on Globalization


Center for Research on Globalization

GM Mustard and the Indian Government: The Game Is up, the Emperor Has No Clothes!
Center for Research on Globalization
The Committee argues that the government should reconsider its decision to commercialise GM crops in the country and recommends that the whole process of evaluation should be carried out by an independent agency consisting of the people of ... Given ...

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GM Mustard and the Indian Government: The Game Is up, the Emperor Has no Clothes! - RINF Alternative News


RINF Alternative News

GM Mustard and the Indian Government: The Game Is up, the Emperor Has no Clothes!
RINF Alternative News
The next stage of the case involving the commercialisation of genetically modified (GM) mustard in India is to be heard on 15 September in the Supreme Court (SC). GM mustard could be India's first commercially cultivated GM food crop, which could very ...

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Trans fat is (almost) out of your food. Here's what's going on - MyAJC


Trans fat is (almost) out of your food. Here's what's going on
MyAJC
Research showing the dangers of trans fat, which raises the risk of heart disease and stroke, solidified with a major study published in 1990 and got stronger with each successive round of research, forcing food makers to start looking for alternatives ...

Closer look at popular organic fungicide copper sulfate–how does it compare to glyphosate? - Genetic Literacy Project


Genetic Literacy Project

Closer look at popular organic fungicide copper sulfate–how does it compare to glyphosate?
Genetic Literacy Project
One such example is copper sulfate, which is used in temperate climes as a fungicide. Many anti-GMO activists have pointed to pesticides used in conventional agriculture, such as glyphosate, and 2,4-D, as dangerous to people, animals, and the ...

Power lines, computers, toasters and other dangers of modern life - TheSpec.com


TheSpec.com

Power lines, computers, toasters and other dangers of modern life
TheSpec.com
Power lines, computers, toasters and other dangers of modern life. Opinion 09:18 AM by Paul Benedetti Hamilton ... Actually, try eating anything on the buffet table while the guests prattle on about GMO vegetables, toxins in the soil, water and air ...

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Poor water labelling practices - The Silhouette


The Silhouette

Poor water labelling practices
The Silhouette
With increasing awareness about genetically modified organisms, hormonel injection and the dangers of gluten products for people with celiac disease, food labelling and production has begun producing poor solutions to people's health fears. The fears ...

Viewpoint: Gulf that divides pro- and anti-GMO forces not easily bridged - Genetic Literacy Project


Viewpoint: Gulf that divides pro- and anti-GMO forces not easily bridged
Genetic Literacy Project
I was therefore quite astonished to learn of the vocal demonization and vilification of GE foods by opponents who ascribed all sorts of dangers to them — none of which were validated by scientific evidence. This chasm between the supporters of GE ...

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Floods, FEMA, and a sustainable food future — some terrific recent reads - MinnPost


MinnPost

Floods, FEMA, and a sustainable food future — some terrific recent reads
MinnPost
Yet they market no GMO products. A new seed variety in Europe's heavily regulated GMO arena can cost a hundred million dollars and require 12 to 14 years of research and development, according to KeyGene's Arjen van Tunen. By contrast, the latest ...

Here's why climate change is dividing the highly educated - Eyewitness News


Eyewitness News

Here's why climate change is dividing the highly educated
Eyewitness News
The researchers analyzed public opinions on six topics, stem cell research, the big bang, human evolution, climate change, nanotechnology, and genetically modified foods, based on more than 6,500 responses from the General Social Survey (a national ...

Trans fat is (almost) out of your food. Here's what's going in - NewsOK.com


NewsOK.com

Trans fat is (almost) out of your food. Here's what's going in
NewsOK.com
Research showing the dangers of trans fat, which raises the risk of heart disease and stroke, solidified with a major study published in 1990 and got stronger with each successive round of research, forcing food makers to start looking for alternatives ...

Are GMOs safe for human consumption? …second NAM technical meeting sparks debate - Southern Times Africa


Southern Times Africa

Are GMOs safe for human consumption? …second NAM technical meeting sparks debate
Southern Times Africa
Renowned biochemist Prof Christopher Chetsanga, in his keynote address, ignited the debate by openly claiming that GMOs were safe for human consumption citing the US as an example of a country where people have eaten the food for the past two decades ...

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Sickle cell sufferer co-creates app to aid healthy eating - The Voice Online


The Voice Online

Sickle cell sufferer co-creates app to aid healthy eating
The Voice Online
They are aware of the dangers that unhealthy food pose and with food allergies, cancers and children's disabilities on the rise, we should all be more conscious about what we eat. People who I think will benefit most from the app are those ... Just as ...

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