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Not All Science Created Equal: The Genetically Engineered Crops Story
Science & Tech  (tags: Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, History, Science, Health, Safety, Popular Myths )

Brian
- 29 days ago - geneticliteracyproject.org
"There is tremendous controversy about genetically modified (GM) crops and derived food. Even the definition of what is a GM crop can differ depending upon with whom you talk."
The Dubious Science Of GMO Food Labels
Science & Tech  (tags: Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, GMO, Foods, Labels, Politics, Marketing, Gov't, Federal, State, Whole Foods, Starbucks, Confusion )

Brian
- 63 days ago - io9.com
"Some labeling practices seem more intent on sowing confusion than providing enlightenment."
Hillary Clinton Cheers Biotechers, Backing GMOs and Federal Help
Science & Tech  (tags: Biotechnology, Science, Technology, GMOs, Genetic Modification, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Gov't Subsidies, Tax Breaks )

Brian
- 73 days ago - timesofsandiego.com
"Hillary Rodham Clinton, in a 65-minute appearance at the BIO International Convention voiced support for genetically modified organisms and possible federal subsidies to keep U.S. companies from leaving for tax havens abroad."
Glowing Plants: Awesome Kickstarter or Creepy Biotech?
Science & Tech  (tags: glowing plants, biotechnology, synbio, mutations, home projects, research, science )

Nancy
- 533 days ago - motherjones.com
Hoping to give new meaning to the term "natural light," a small group of biotechnology hobbyists and entrepreneurs has started a project to develop plants that glow, potentially leading the way for trees that can replace electric street lamps and potted
Please Sign: Don't Allow Biotech Industry to Brainwash School Kids
Science & Tech  (tags: brainwashing school kids, education, biotechnology, Monsanto, Bayer, Dow, geneticengineering, environment, science, technology, world, research, study, health, humans, society, safety, habitat, business, scientists, climate, food safety, GE labeling )

Susan
- 978 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Biotech giants like Monsanto are now trying to Brainwash School Kids with a so-called teaching aide promoting genetically engineered foods. The workbook claims GE crops produce higher yields, are more nutritious, and better for the environment. Fables!
USDA to Give Monsanto's New GMO Crops Special 'Speed Approval'
Science & Tech  (tags: American Soybean Association, biotechnology, Michael Gregoire, Monsanto, U.S. Department of Agriculture )

Judy
- 1004 days ago - nationofchange.org
If you thought Mon­santo's lack of testing on their current GMO crops was bad before, pre­pare to now be blown away by the lat­est state­ment by the USDA. This is a move to help Monsanto and other biotechnology giants squash competition and make profits.
Scientists Find 'Better Way' to Grow Adult Stem Cells
Science & Tech  (tags: medicine, biotechnology, science, discovery, stem cells, stem cell research, cell cultures )

Pia
- 1227 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A new plastic surface which overcomes the difficulties associated with growing adult stem cells has been developed, according to scientists. Standard surfaces have proved limited for growing large amounts and retaining the cells' useful characteristics.
Chlorophyll in Ancient Bacteria: Biofuel Source?
Science & Tech  (tags: biofuel, biotechnology, science, study, discovery )

Emerald
- 1560 days ago - cbc.ca
Scientists have discovered a new type of chlorophyll in ancient Australian bacteria that could lead to new sources of bio-energy. Over the past 60 years, scientists have known of four types of chlorophyll used by plants to harvest light and convert ...
Will Our Views on Gm Food Be 'Modified?' // Current
Science & Tech  (tags: GM, biotechnology, brainwashing, research, food safety, deception )

Karen
- 1839 days ago - current.com
Stand by for yet another attempt to persuade a resistant British public to consume genetically modified food. The Food Standards Agency - the same quango that constantly condemns the organic produce that people really do want - is about to organise, at mi
Open Letter to the UN re "The Development of Nanobiotechnology & Nanorobot Hardware for Medical Applications"
Science & Tech  (tags: Biotechnology, Medical Nanotechnology & robotics, United Nations, Ethical Guidelines, Nanoarchitecture.net, Adriano Cavalcanti, Australia )

Feisty
- 1858 days ago - cannxs.org
Adriano Cavalcanti of Australia's Center for Automation in Nanobiotech CANNXS Foundation Project wrote an open letter to the UN General Assembly, indicating that nanotechnology should be used for peaceful purposes based on ethical practices.
Dandelion Rubber? Researchers Make Russian Dandelion Suitable For Large-Scale Rubber Production
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, GeneticEngineering, dandelions, biotechnology, GMO )

Karen
- 1902 days ago - sciencedaily.com
ScienceDaily (Sep. 11, 2009) -- Most natural rubber comes from rubber trees in Southeast Asia, but this source is now under threat from a fungus. Researchers have optimized the Russian dandelion to make it suitable for large-scale rubber production.
Swine Flu Genes To Be Inserted In Corn, Making Vaccine Foods For Hogs & Humans
Science & Tech  (tags: GeneticEngineering, medicine, NewTechnology, tech, technology, biotechnology, transgenic, frankenfoods )

Karen
- 1990 days ago - treehugger.com
Iowa State University researchers are reported to be planning experimental insertion of 'swine flu vaccines' into the genetic makeup of corn. The idea is to allow pigs and humans to get a flu vaccination "simply by eating corn or corn products."...
Early Exposure to Common Weed Killer Impairs Amphibian Development
Science & Tech  (tags: research, environment, frogs, reptiles, developmental biology, biotechnology, atrazine, caspase-3, exposure, herbicide, kidney, morphogenesis, organ, tadpoles )

J.
- 2415 days ago - yubanet.com
When exposed to the widely used herbicide atrazine in their early stages of life the common weed killer,once thought to be harmless to animals,disrupts growth of vital organs in amphibians during multiple growth periods.
How Fast You'Ll Age Is Written in the Bones, Tel Aviv University Research Finds
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, scientists, technology, news, humans, health, interesting, genetic engineering, Biotechnology )

J.
- 2423 days ago - aftau.org
Researchers developed a biological marker that represents the age of a body's bones.It reveals that the speed of physical aging is influenced by genetics.Results of this study will join other tools used by scientists who research aging & ways to fight it.
Spit Tests May Soon Replace Many Blood Tests Thanks to Proteomics
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, humans, health, study, treatment, Biomedical, Biotechnology, Viruses, technology )

J.
- 2437 days ago - urmc.rochester.edu
One day soon patients may spit in a cup,instead of bracing for a needle prick,when being tested for cancer,heart disease or diabetes. Replacing blood draws with saliva tests promises to make disease diagnosis less invasive and costly.
 

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