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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
- 1 day 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."
Monsanto: The Gigantic Evil Megacorp (That's Actually Kinda a Pipsqueak)
Business  (tags: Monsanto, Evil MegaCorp, Publically Listed, Runt, Not That Big, Economics, Politics, Science, Hype )

Brian
- 1 day ago - tacit.livejournal.com
"As big companies go, Monsanto is a runt. In terms of gross revenue, it is almost exactly the same size as Whole Foods and Starbucks. It's smaller than The Gap, way smaller than 7-11 and UPS, a tiny fraction of the size of Home Depot..."
Three Years After Fukushima, Japan Approves a Nuclear Plant
Science & Tech  (tags: Japan, Energy Policy, Nuclear Energy, Fukushima, Nuclear Regulatory Authority, Safe, Restart )

Brian
- 5 days ago - nytimes.com
"The two reactors at the Sendai power plant on the southern island of Kyushu are the first to be certified as safe enough to restart by the Nuclear Regulation Authority since the agency was created two years ago to restore public confidence in nuclear..."
GMO Corn, Soybeans Dominate US Market
Business  (tags: Agriculture, Genetic Modification, GMOs, Corn, Soybeans, US Market )

Brian
- 8 days ago - phys.org
"Since their introduction in the 1990s, GM products have conquered agriculture in the US and hold a large share of the food on Americans' plates."
Scientists Urge Government to Fund Basic Research
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Research, Funding, Applied Science, Basic Science, Economic Value, Innovation )

Brian
- 8 days ago - cbc.ca
"While applied science is valuable and necessary to keep up in a competitive global economy, we need basic science as well to open new possibilities for true innovation."
The 6 Most Humiliating Public Failures By Celebrity Psychics
Offbeat  (tags: Psychic Frauds, Con Artists, Celebrity Psychics, Uri Geller, James Van Praagh )

Brian
- 9 days ago - cracked.com
"Contrary to what you might assume, the people most hostile to claims of supernatural powers are magicians. That's why nowadays they usually prefer the term "illusionist" -- they want to be clear from the outset that what they're doing is a trick."
Are Lower Pesticide Residues a Good Reason to Buy Organic? Probably Not.
Green Lifestyle  (tags: Organic, Organic Agriculture, Marketing, Pesticides, Natural Pesticides, Toxic, Health Risks )

Brian
- 9 days ago - blogs.scientificamerican.com
"Many natural pesticides have been found to be potential - or serious - health risks, including those used commonly in organic farming."
LFTRs in 5 Minutes - Thorium Reactors   video
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Clean Energy, Zero Carbon, Climate Change, Nuclear Energy, Thorium, Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors, Kirk Sorensen )

Brian
- 9 days ago - youtube.com
"A short video of Kirk Sorensen taking us through the benefits of Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors, a revolutionary liquid reactor that runs not on uranium, but thorium. These work and have been built before. "
Neil DeGrasse Tyson on Liberal Science Denial and GMOs
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Science Denialism, Politics, Conservatives, Liberals, Dr Neil degrasse Tyson, GMOs, Vaccines, Whole Foods, Pseudoscience )

Brian
- 9 days ago - patheos.com
Dr. Tyson: "It's wrong to simply attack the right for science denial. Liberals cannot claim to fully embrace science, there is plenty of science denial from the left."
How Anti-GMO Groups Twist Food Company Stances on GMOs
Business  (tags: Friends of the Earth, Disinformation, Misleading, GMO's, Genetic Modification, Food Companies, Haagen Dazs, Synbio )

Brian
- 10 days ago - geneticliteracyproject.org
"When it comes to reporting the position of some of the world's biggest food companies on genetically engineered foods, Friends of the Earth, it seems, has been engaging in some pretty creative PR 'engineering' of its own."
 
 
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