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Scientists Have Engineered the Food That Will Help Save a Starving, Warming Planet
Science & Tech  (tags: Climate Change, Food Security, Famine, Science, Biotechnology, Super Bean )

Brian
- 1 day ago - qz.com
By crossing a modern bean with one of its obscure Mexican relatives, they have, they announced today, created a variety that can withstand the expected 3°C (5.4°F) rise in temperature over the next century.
Bringing Light in the Discussion About GMOs?
Science & Tech  (tags: GMOs, genetic engineering, biotechnology, reading list, information, Alexander J. Stein )

Brian
- 16 days ago - ajstein.tumblr.com
Alexander J. Stein: "These days I received an apparently easy request: âEURoeDo you have any recommendations for reading about the debate on GMOs? I think there is a lot of heat, but too little light in the discussion..."
Proof He's the Science Guy: Bill Nye Is Changing His Mind About GMOs
Science & Tech  (tags: Bill Nye, Science Guy, Science, Biotechnology, Nat'l Academy of Science, World Health Organization, GMOs, Safe, Evidence )

Brian
- 22 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The National Academy of Sciences to the World Health Organization have analyzed them and reached similar conclusions: GMOs on the market today are no riskier for your health than their non-GMO equivalents.
In Which Anti-GMO Activists Launch PR Campaign Against Eggplant
Science & Tech  (tags: War On Science, Anti-Science Extremists, Biotechnology, Bangladesh, Brinjal, Eggplant, Bt Eggplant, Less Pesticide, Pest Resistance, FBS )

Brian
- 29 days ago - thefarmersdaughterusa.com
The lesson out of Bangladesh can easily be applied to our own situation. We have been successfully cultivating genetically engineered crops now for decades without a single problem
UK Scientists Plan to Grow Lettuce on Mars
Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, botany, Lettuce, Mars, biotechnology )

Beatrice
- 87 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
A team of scientists have created a plan to grow lettuce on Mars, and it has been short-listed to be included in a future space flight to the red planet. The project, being run at the University of Southampton, aims to put the first life on Mars by
Not All Science Created Equal: The Genetically Engineered Crops Story
Science & Tech  (tags: Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, History, Science, Health, Safety, Popular Myths )

Brian
- 149 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
- 183 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
- 193 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
- 652 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
- 1097 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
- 1124 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
- 1347 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
- 1680 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
- 1958 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
- 1978 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.
 

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