Category archives for GMO

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

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.

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.

Tomorrows Table: What does GMO really mean?   For years, journalists, television producers and newspaper reporters that write about genetically engineered crops, have used the term “GMO” (genetically modified organism) to describe these new crop varieties. The marketing industry has taken to writing “GMO-free” on their products, as a way to increase sales to consumers…

The Tech Awards 2012 | NBC Bay Area

The Tech Awards, presented by Applied Materials, honors individuals, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies who are using technology to significantly improve human conditions in 6 awards categories. The technology used can be either a new invention or an innovative use of an existing technology. NBC will be livestreaming the awards ceremony tonight from the Santa…

“The tactics of the Dr. Oz show fall short of even the lowest standards of media and medical ethics.” via Letter to Dr. Oz Show Producers by Bruce Chassy, PhD | Academics Review.

These stories, which have been repeated around the world, appear to be precisely the kind of triumph of biology over chemicals envisioned by Rachel Carson and by organic farmers, who have long dreamed of reducing the use of synthetic chemicals and enhancing biological diversity on farms.

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