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Scotland Will Bar All Genetically Modified Crops
Science & Tech  (tags: GMO, ban, crops, Scotland, EU, law )

- 1134 days ago -
GM crop ban became feasible legally earlier this year after the European parliament approved a new law that allowed EU member nations to ban GMOs for reasons 'other than science', including country planning and socio-economic impact.
10 Green Technologies That Could Help Revolutionize Our Changing Planet
Science & Tech  (tags: farming, batteries, power, technology, cars, energy, crops )

- 1235 days ago -
In an era of drought, climate change and food shortages, environmental pioneers have joined forces to help tackle some of the world's most pressing issues through technological advancement.
Opinion: On Global GMO Regulation
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, tech, study, society, scientists, science, safety, research, news, investigation, humans, GMO, regulation, genome-editing, modifying, crops, genetically, modified, foods, ethics )

- 1306 days ago -
Advances in genome-editing technologies have made modifying crops easier than ever before. TheyâEUR(TM)ve also clouded the already murky realm of genetically modified foods.
Voracious Worm Evolves to Eat Biotech Corn Engineered to Kill It
Science & Tech  (tags: corn, crops, discovery, GeneticEngineering, investigation, research, science, society, technology )

- 1633 days ago -
One of agricultural biotechnology's great success stories may become a cautionary tale of how short-sighted mismanagement can squander the benefits of genetic modification.
Do Your Bit to Help Bumblebees, Our Humble Pollinators
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, bumblebees,, crops, environment, interesting, internet, news, research, science, University of Ottawa, Wildlife Preservation Canada, Xerces Society )

- 1653 days ago -
Bumblebee populations are declining, and scientists don't have enough data to pinpoint conservation efforts. They need you to photograph bumblebees to help locate and identify them, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Study Finds Diverse Non-GMO Crop System Reduces Herbicides, Enhances Soils, Increases Yields - The Organic & Non-GMO Report
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, University Research, Crops, Food, Non-GMOs, Farming News )

- 1684 days ago -
Iowa State University agronomist has found that you can reduce herbicide inputs, maintain and even improve weed suppression, enhance soil quality by several measures, plus boost grain yields by planting diverse non-GMO crops and by using crop rotation.
Silent Killer Has Beekeepers Buzzing
Science & Tech  (tags: Agriculture, farms, crops, CCD, insects bees, beekeepers, endangered, protection, killing, extinction )

- 1905 days ago -
Stephen Wilson, wearing a bee suit, checks on one of his 11 hives in his apiary on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Altamont, N.Y. Wilson said that each of his hives have between 60,000 to 100,000 bees. (Paul Buckowski / Times Union)
Consult Me Too! Please Take Action Against GMO's in India( All Can Sign)
Science & Tech  (tags: GeneticEngineering, environment, India, crops, farmingscience )

- 3175 days ago -
Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has promised that GM food will not be allowed into the country without a public consultation. He is currently going to be attending "public" consultations in seven cities in India. We need to send him our message now, s
Retracted Green Light on GM Crops Feeds Suspicions
Science & Tech  (tags: GM, crops, European commission, environment, danger, science )

- 3786 days ago -
Though it was a good step in denying the previous given green light to the new GM crops of potato and maize how do we know that EFSA didn't made the same mistake before and we are producing crops that harm the human being and the environment?
Cooling of Unique Arctic Biodiversity Vault Begins
Science & Tech  (tags: artic, biodiversity, preservation, seeds, crops, food, Norway )

- 3964 days ago -
Work on cooling an underground vault that will preserve seeds of vital food crops from around the world for up to 1,000 years has begun in an arctic archipelago off Norway.
Scientists Engineer Crops to Produce Fish Oil
Science & Tech  (tags: crops, genetically engineered, oilseed rape, fish oil, omega-3, fatty acids, research )

- 3964 days ago -
Scientists have genetically engineered crops such as oilseed rape to produce fish oil, offering a new approach to improving diet. Crops containing genes from marine organisms are able to produce omega 3 fatty acids, normally found in oily fish.
Ozone Intrusions -- Humankind's Fault?
Science & Tech  (tags: ozone, interaction, pollution, health, forests, crops )

- 3969 days ago -
During pollution events, ozone interacts with other pollutants, effectively generated by factories, cars and machinery, and descends into the troposphere (the lowest layer of the atmosphere), and damages forests, crops and human health.
Frozen Vault Saves Crops for Mankind
Science & Tech  (tags: crops, vault, north pole, science, frozen )

- 3969 days ago -
Engineers last week finished work on one of the world's most ambitious conservation projects: a doomsday vault carved into a frozen mountainside in the archipelago of Svalbard, a few hundred miles from the North Pole.
Monsanto Modifies Corn Genes to Resist Insects
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, GeneticEngineering, crops )

- 3974 days ago -
Monsanto is using RNA interference to genetically modify corn to resist bugs. The science is based on a naturally-occurring process discovered by scientists that received a Nobel prize for their work. Will RNAi translate well if not "natural"?
France Avoiding Genetically Modified Crops : World
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, GeneticEngineering, food, crops )

- 3985 days ago -
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has suspended cultivation of genetically modified crops nationwide, following a growing European Union trendGreenpeace International anti-GMO campaigner Geert Ritsema said that while traditional crops may have potentially

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