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#GMOFAQ: Transferring genes from one species to another is neither unnatural nor dangerous  

“The public’s understanding of science has devolved into a perverse worship of uncertainty, a fanatical devotion to the god of the gaps. Nowhere is this more apparent than the debate over global warming…Meanwhile, environmental activists draw from their own ample reservoir of skepticism…They warn of hidden dangers and put uncertainty in the mind of the consumer.”

Warning: GMO

Just read some of the comments on Amy Harmon’s #GMO labeling story from Friday’s NYT. Guess people care about this topic. Here are some excerpts: “Unless you are foraging, eating wild-berries, game, etc… then you are consuming GMO food. There is no logical definition of #GMO food” “Conservatives deny data on global warming; Liberals deny…

UC Davis unified in condemning use of pepper spray on students. Support for Chancellor Katehi grows.

Spring in Denmark

For more information on Gunilla and Finn’s farm, puppies, and sheep dog training click here.

The online debate at The Economist Magazine continues. Dont forget to vote. My rebuttal is here: I agree with Charles Benbrook that “Bt crops have helped reduce insect feeding damage and lessened the need for toxic, broad-spectrum insecticides, and as a result, helped build populations of beneficial insects and promote above-ground biodiversity, two key sustainable…

The Economist is running an online debate and we need your vote. Vote here. My opening statement: The number of people on Earth is expected to increase from the current 6.7 billion to 9 billion by 2050 with food demands expected to rise by 70%. How will we feed them? If we continue with current…

November 1 begins the rainy season in California and it is time for Kori’s newsletter about The Market Garden at the Student Farm. Kori tells us that all over the farm the rains have called forth the hoards of sleeping winter weed seedlings, and the dry, dusty brown is transforming rapidly. It is as though…

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