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Human Gene Editing Is Leaving Ethics Dangerously Far Behind
President, Berggruen Institute
Unless we pay much more attention to ethical and social choices, we risk turning the promise of gene editing into disaster.
7 Instant Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Freelance Writer and Editor
1. Stop Eating (or Eat Less) Meat The single most effective action you can take to combat climate change is to stop eating
Forcing Consensus Is Bad For Science And Society
The Conversation Global
The Conversation is a collaboration between editors and academ...
We are not served well in interpreting science the same way we interpret religion.
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Video Proof That People Are Terrified Of GMOs, Despite Having No Idea What They Are
Julie R. Thomson
Say it with us: genetically modified organisms.
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Experts Explain The Real Difference Between Organic And Non-Organic Milk
Julie R. Thomson
The real deal on antibiotics and hormones.
What I've Learned From Bill Nye
Dr. Robert T. Fraley
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto
While I’m proud to call him a friend today, I wasn’t sure how things were going to go when I first met him.
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Climate Change Is Ruining Farmers' Lives, But Only A Few Will Admit It
They're embracing new practices in hopes of influencing an industry stuck in the past.
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We're Asking The Wrong Questions About GMOs
It's not just about whether genetically-modified organisms are safe to eat. We need to know if they can help fix our failing food system.
The Promise of Gene Editing
David W. Niesel, PhD
Chief Research Officer, Sr. Vice President and Dean - UTMB
And this technology is pushing scientific boundaries. In 2015, Chinese scientists reported the first successful manipulation
The Congressional Blacklist
Executive Director of Writeindependent.org
2016 will be different. First, more voters will be coming to the polls because of the Presidential election. Second, they will be better educated because there is now a blacklist of the most heinous vote-against-the-public, vote-for-the-funders offenders.
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On the 200-year birthday of Frankenstein is it time to worry about the story becoming real?
Author, communications expert
Exactly two hundred years later a New York Times headline announced in June: 'Project aims to synthesize entirety of Human
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Congress Passes Industry-Backed GMO Bill
The measure wipes out a Vermont law that made clear labels mandatory.
Moving beyond pro/con debates over genetically engineered crops
The Conversation US
Views from experts in academia, providing fact-based analysis ...
Reducing chemical insecticides and enhancing yield I direct a laboratory that studies rice, a staple food crop for half the
FOOD & DRINK
Why The New GMO Food-Labeling Law Is So Controversial
Courtesy of CNP Montrose But Kevin Folta, PhD, an independent expert for GMO Answers (which was founded by GMO-producing
Yes, We Need No GMO Bananas
Executive Director of Food First
Another skirmish in the global battle over GMOs has broken out. Recently, a coalition of students delivered a petition with 57,309 signatures to ISU's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences protesting an upcoming human feeding trial of genetically engineered (GE) bananas.
Is the Senate About to Pass a Law That Discriminates Against Over Half of Americans?
Public interest attorney and non-profit director
What would you think of a law that clearly discriminates against rural Americans, lower income Americans, minorities and the elderly -- no chance of getting passed, right? Wrong. The Senate is poised to pass such a bill.
As Labeling Vote Looms, Inconvenient Truths Are Ignored
I am a veteran journalist and research director for U.S. Right...
The U.S. Senate looks poised to vote this week on the contentious national debate over GMO labeling, but as the potentially landmark vote looms, facts that should be at the heart of the discussion are being lost.
The United States of Monsanto?
Executive Director, Food & Water Watch/Food & Water Action Fund
Industry's attempt to block GMO labeling laws is yet another symptom of a democracy hijacked by corporate interests. We the people have elected our leaders to Congress to represent our interests, because we live in a democracy--not a nation controlled by a corporate oligarchy.
Will GMO Labels Increase Food Prices?
VP of Government Affairs, Environmental Working Group; Executi...
Two recent industry-funded studies contend that mandatory GMO labels will increase the price of groceries. But, both studies suffer from the same basic flaws.
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