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Last fall, a bizarre but interesting paper was published in Nature Cell Research: Exogenous plant MIR168a specifically targets mammalian LDLRAP1: evidence of cross-kingdom regulation by microRNA (subsequent correction after they duplicated images in their figures LOL!!!! Nature/Science, you so crazy!) What they suggest, is that when humans eat Oryza sativa (Asian rice), a microRNA highly…

Green terrorists destroy GM wheat

This is why we need science blogs like Tomorrows Table, Biofortified, GMO Pundit, and James and the Giant Corn**. “I’m sick of being treated like a dumb Mum who doesn’t understand the science. As far as I’m concerned, my family’s health is too important. GM wheat is not safe, and if the Government can’t protect…

Green our vaccines! Part IV

Every Spring, you can count on a handful of posts here at ERV on allergies. Ive got em. I hate em. But I recognize that in many ways, Im ‘lucky’ as far as allergies go. I only have to deal with them for a few months of the year, I can move somewhere else and…

“Is it local?”

Oklahomans, Mid-westerners/Southerners, we get made fun of a lot in pop-culture. Thats fine. It can be funny. Sokay. I saw Fred Amerson on Conan the other day, and I just caught up with his new show, ‘Portlandia‘. OMFG– ROFL!

Anti-food-technology movement is just like the anti-evolution movement. Its got jack to do with the science. Its got everything to do with politics and personal ignorance. So lets all pretend to act shocked and surprised that an anti-GMO group has taken a page from anti-evolutionists on how to prevent children from learning science in schools:…

GMO chickens and herd immunity

HA! You remember a while ago, I wrote about how GMO papaya creates a population of ‘papaya’ that has herd immunity against papaya ringspot virus, thus is able to protect non-GMO papaya from the virus? Theyre trying to do a similar thing with chickens (any commercial bird, really– ducks, geese, turkeys, etc) and avian flu!…

GMO NOMS: Here fishy fishy fishy…

Anastasia over at Biofortified has a post up on the science behind the GMO salmon recently submitted to the FDA. Risk assessment and mitigation of AquAdvantage salmon Hehehe, its interesting to see where the luddites/technophobes got the ‘DER BE ANTIFREEZE GENES IN DEM DAR FISHIES!’ I thought they were just pulling that one straight out…

A sick juxtaposition

Story A on Yahoo! News: FDA to consider approval of modified salmon “This is perhaps the most studied fish in history,” he said. “Environmentally this is a very sustainable technology.” Stotish says the fish would be bred in better conditions than many of the world’s farmed salmon, and could be located closer to population centers…

Green our vaccines! Part III

Beet black scorch virus. Family: Tombusviridae Genus: Necrovirus I know you all are thinking what Im thinking. LETS MAKE A VACCINE OUTTA THAT! YAY!!!! A ton of plant vaccine papers have been rolling out on PubMed since I first wrote about them a few months ago. I couldnt resist writing about another cool paper– How…

Green our vaccines! Part II

While poop jokes are all in good fun here in the US (and in other developed parts of the world), diarrhea really isnt all that funny for most of the planet. Dehydration due to diarrhea is the second leading cause of death for babies, worldwide (it was #1 until we started aggressive education/re-hydration efforts). Hundreds…