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Flacking for GMOs: How the Biotech Industry Cultivates Positive Media-and Discourages Criticism
Science & Tech  (tags: science, biotech, industry, spin, positive image, attacks, intimidation, criticism, activist scientists, research, Monsanto, GMOs, agrichemicals, Genetic Literacy Project, American Council on Science and Health, media tactics )

- 676 days ago -
"Many reporters are simply too intimidated and afraid to report on health & environmental effects of the agrichemical industry and its products" Industry tars public health advocates & reporters as anti-science for raising issues the public needs to know
Can We Use 'Reverse Photosynthesis' to Make Biofuels?
Science & Tech  (tags: biotech, biofuels, reverse photosynthesis, enzymes, monooxygenases )

- 1138 days ago -
German scientists say they have discovered a way to significantly speed up the process of making fuel from biomass, which includes non-food plant material such as wood or grass.
TAKE ACTION! Demand Mandatory Labeling of GMOs--Not Voluntary Labeling or QR Codes!
Science & Tech  (tags: Tom Vilsak, Secretary of Agriculture, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, biotech, Big Food, GMO's, GMO mandatory labeling, QR Code, barcode, petition )

- 1294 days ago -
Tell Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and your Senators: Consumers Want Mandatory GMO Labeling, not Barcodes!
Stop the Field Testing of Genetically Engineered Crops - TAKE ACTION!
Science & Tech  (tags: Biotech, Genetically Engineered, (GE), GE wheat, Oregon farm, farming, field tests, USDA, petition )

- 2174 days ago -
A farmer in Oregon just got an unwelcome surprise: he found genetically engineered (GE) wheat growing in his field. Tell the USDA that GE crops can't be controlled, and that we need to end field tests of GE crops.
Farmer's Fight With Monsanto Reaches The Supreme Court
Science & Tech  (tags: biotech, Monsanto, farming, patents, seeds, The Supreme Court, Vernon Hugh Bowman )

- 2280 days ago -
The farmer is fighting the long reach of Monsanto's patents on seeds -- but he's up against more than just Monsanto. The biotech and computer software industries are taking Monsanto's side.
ISRAEL21c's Top 10 Stories of 2012
Science & Tech  (tags: science, NewTechnology, research, developments, medicine, biotech, Israel )

- 2289 days ago -
Imaginative, exciting and dynamic - Israelis were at the forefront of cutting-edge developments in hundreds of different fields this year, pushing the boundaries in art and culture, biotech, medicine, the environment, science and technology.
GM Food and a Sinister Bid to Twist Public Opinion
Science & Tech  (tags: pro-GM bias at FSA, Food Standards Agency, food safety compromised, agro-chemical giants, biotech, adverse effects of GM in N. America, UN Enviro Programme recommends organic, Europeans oppose GM )

- 3271 days ago -
Lost direction: In its eagerness to embrace genetically modified crops, and the giant agro-chemical companies that produce them, the Food Standards Agency has forgotten its primary function: to maintain food safety
50 Best Blogs for Biotech Students
Science & Tech  (tags: Biotech, Students, Science, Technology, Blogs )

- 3351 days ago -
The listed blogs in the article keep fledgling and seasoned biotechnologists alike well-informed about the nuances and movements within their rich, diverse community of seemingly limitless potential.
Safe Seed: Researchers Yielding Good Results on Food Cotton in Field
Science & Tech  (tags: GMOs, biotech, frankenfood, research, science, GeneticEngineering )

- 3544 days ago -
Field trials of a new cotton are verifying previous lab and greenhouse studies indicating the crop could become a source of protein for millions of malnourished people in the world The cotton was engineered so that the toxic gossypol is redu
Health Canada's Proposal to Amend the Food and Drug Regulations to Permit the Use of the Enzyme Asparaginase in Certain Food Pro
Science & Tech  (tags: frankenfood, research, asparaginase, science?, biotech, bad day for food )

- 3557 days ago -
Health Canada received a food additive submission seeking the approval of the enzyme asparaginase for use in the manufacture of wheat dough-based products such as bread, crackers and cookies, cut potato products such as French fries, sliced potato product

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