genetics and society

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Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering series on Sustainable Agriculture and modern biotechnology #KSLA2012 with tweets · KamounLab · Storify.

CultureLab: Passing the baton of life – from Schrödinger to Venter.

ScienceDebate 2012 | The Questions. “Whenever the people are well-informed,” Thomas Jefferson wrote, “they can be trusted with their own government.” Science now affects every aspect of life and is an increasingly important topic in national policymaking. ScienceDebate.org invited thousands of scientists, engineers and concerned citizens to submit what they felt were the the most…

Journalist Kevin Kloor makes a plea to influential and well-respected scholars like Marion Nestle: Dont be fooled by a scientific veneer.

The History of Sake: Takamine and Today (with tweets) · pcronald · Storify.

F. Cunningham gave a great talk today at the ASM 2012 meeting on the discovery of provitamin A synthesis, Vitamin A deficiency and the creation of Golden Rice. Read my twitter stream here.    

New study concludes” “The western bean cutworm is neither a ‘new plant pest’ nor ’caused by GE corn’ as stated by Greenpeace.”

These findings indicate that transgenic crops can promote biological control, and enhance sustainable management of pest populations.

On November 6th, California voters will be asked to vote on a proposition about labeling of genetically modified (GM) products. On the surface this seems quite reasonable

Some consumers are embracing an emerging “geek consciousness” – a science-friendly approach that rejects unfounded attacks on basic and applied science and that emphasize knowledge-based agriculture instead of faith-based agriculture.