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China to Perform World's First Human Genetic Editing Trial
Health & Wellness  (tags: GeneticEngineering, study, technology, health, cancer )

- 1056 days ago -
Oncologists at Sichuan University are studying whether lung cancer can be cured by editing the genes of human patients. Ten volunteers will be selected, all of whom have advanced cases and have already tried traditional allopathic treatments.
'Gene-Edited' Foods Wouldn't Be Affected By GMO Labeling Law
Science & Tech  (tags: food, technology, GeneticEngineering )

- 1068 days ago -
Technically, gene editing is different from genetically modifying. A new U.S. law on GMO labeling does not include foods produced with gene editing. The USDA has ruled that a gene-edited mushroom resistant to browning does have to carry a GMO label.
Justice Department: Forget Settling, We're Going After Criminal Wall Street Executives Now
Business  (tags: Wall Street bailout, Too Big To Fail, Department of Justice, Great Recession )

- 1380 days ago -
The Department of Justice has changed its approach. Instead of going after Wall Street firms, it's now going after the individual executives who led the 2007 economy into the 2008 Great Recession
World Bank Does Little As Villagers Threatened and Jailed for Protesting Big Projects
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Cambodia HumanRights, consumerism, land grab, Police Brutality )

- 1381 days ago -
Cambodians living near Phnom Pen are being evicted from their homes to make room for luxury high rises and high-end shops financed by the World Bank. The bank's own internal investigation found that bank officials did little to protect residents.
Chinese Scientists Just Admitted to Tweaking the Genes of Human Embryos for the First Time in History
Science & Tech  (tags: ethics, disease, Genetic Engineering )

- 1521 days ago -
Chinese scientists have changed the DNA in 28 non-viable embryos, hoping that eventually the method will eliminate genetic diseases. Other scientists have expressed concerns that no one knows enough about the potential consequences yet,.
Bee Deaths May Have Reached a Crisis Point for Crops
Society & Culture  (tags: pesticides, honeybees, bees, agriculture, farming )

- 2238 days ago -
Honeybees are contending with mites, drought, and pesticides. Their numbers have been declining for years, and farmers in some areas say that they have a pollination crisis. Will future generations have any blueberries, almonds, or apples?
US EPA Hikes Glyphosate Limits in Food and Feed - Again
Business  (tags: diet, pesticide, Monsanto )

- 2242 days ago -
Folding to pressure from Monsanto, the EPA will allow higher levels of the pesticide glyphosate on crops grown for human and livestock consumption - levels proven to cause birth defects and other health issues.
'Dangerously High Pesticide Levels' Found in Celestial Seasonings Teas
Environment  (tags: greenproducts, pesticides )

- 2256 days ago -
Hain Celestial markets its Celestial Seasonings teas as healthful and natural. But 91% of the tested samples - including teas marketed for children - contained pesticides in levels exceeding federal limits.
Is Organic Better? Ask a Fruit Fly
Green Lifestyle  (tags: food, organic )

- 2256 days ago -
Ria Chhabra was only in middle school when she decided to conduct her experiment. Her research was so carefully designed and conducted that a scientific journal has published her paper. BTW, it also convinced her family to eat only organic foods.
White House Approves Radical Radiation Cleanup Rollback
Health & Wellness  (tags: cancer, water, soil )

- 2263 days ago -
The EPA is now allowing higher levels of radiation in water and soil after incidents such a leaks. Increasing the long-term exposure level to 2,000 millirems may "increase a longstanding 1 in 10,000 person cancer rate to a rate of 1 in 23 persons."
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