genetics and society

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Petition | Global scientific community condemns the recent destruction of field trials of Golden Rice in the Philippines | Change.org.

On Saturday, May 18, the second international “Fascination of Plants Day” will take place. Join in to see for yourself how fascinating plant are

A Rebuttal : Collide-a-Scape.   Keith Kloor;: “When I drew attention to the piece via Twitter yesterday, there was near instantaneous shock and outrage to it from some scientists. Others also shook their heads in disbelief. “   Read on

Mark Lynas » Golden promise: How ‘biofortification’ could soon be saving hundreds of thousands of lives.

Monsanto court case not about save-the-seeds myth – Winnipeg Free Press.

Finally, after a 12-year delay caused by opponents of genetically modified foods, so-called “golden rice” with vitamin A will be grown in the Philippines. Bu for  8 million kids, the wait was too long. GM food: Golden rice will save millions of people from vitamin A deficiency. – Slate Magazine.

The GMO Stalemate in Europe

The GMO Stalemate in Europe.

The Launch of PeerJ – PeerJ Blog

The Launch of PeerJ – PeerJ Blog.

Greg Jaffe, Center for Science in the Public Interest, addresses myths on GE crops.  What You Need to Know About Genetically Engineered Food – Greg Jaffe – The Atlantic.

Just the mention of genetic engineering, a process that has been used for thirty years and so far has not harmed a single person or animal, is enough to incite violence.