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In which parts of India are farmer suicides growing to be a worse tragedy, and why are they so?
Figure 10 in Gutierrez 2015. Low crop risk Gujarat suicides trending down, and high risk Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh trending up since 1995. An interesting new paper (Gutierrez 2015 cited below) discusses the way in which rain fed cotton could be managed...
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New low in Idaho for labels that go No GMO
The Pundit has been undertaking an extensive fact finding study tour of restaurants and food purveyors in the American North-West. This tour has taken him to a delightful farmer's market in Davis, California.  There he witnessed excellent product safety man...
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Inventing stories at the Ecologist website: "The BBC is biased and Brinjal is a failure in Bangladesh"
Cognitive dissonance on display at The Ecologist website after BBC documentary:
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Real News Video Debate: Are GMOs Safe. Thierry Vrain and Alison Van Eenennaam square off.
Uploaded on 21 May 2015 Dr. Thierry Vrain and Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam discuss the
science behind genetically engineered crops and the significance of GMO
restrictions in more than 60 countries
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No, we're not all being pickled in deadly radiation from smartphones and wifi
Simon Chapman , University of Sydney Tomorrow at TedX Sydney’s Opera House event, high-profile neurosurgeon Charlie Teo will talk about brain cancer. Last Saturday Teo was on Channel 9’s Sunrise program talking about the often malignant cancer that in 2012...
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Will the European regulators classify gene edited crops, with mutations and not transgenic DNA, as #GMOs ?
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Marketing fraud.

No #GMO labels that distract customers from seeing real danger.
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Another example in addition to Bt corn where GM food is safer than the alternative: The Innate TM Potato   #GMO  with lower carcinogen levels after frying.
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Natural GMOs Part 219. It a big world out there that has transgenic DNA -- few creatures big or small are off the radar if you search thoroughly.
Expression of multiple horizontally acquired genes is a
hallmark of both vertebrate and invertebrate genomes.  BACKGROUND: A fundamental concept in biology is that heritable
material, DNA, is passed from parent to offspring, a process called vertical
gene t...
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The curse of Frankenstein: how archetypal myths shape the way people think about science
Alan Levinovitz , James Madison University “One doesn’t expect Dr Frankenstein to show up in a wool sweater,” wrote political commentator Charles Krauthammer, ominously, in the March 1997 issue of Time magazine. He was referring to British scientist Dr Ian ...
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Inoculating against science denial
John Cook , The University of Queensland Science denial has real, societal consequences. Denial of the link between HIV and AIDS led to more than 330,000 premature deaths in South Africa. Denial of the link between smoking and cancer has caused millions of ...
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Canola with gene editing by the CIBUS RTDS (TM) system is not a GMO according to a German Agency.
AZ: 42050 Stellungnahme der ZKBS zu mittels
RTDS (Rapid Trait Development System) hergestellten herbizidresistenten
Rapslinien der Firma Cibus. Rough translation: Opinion of ZKBS on using RTDS (Rapid Trait Development System) produced herbicide-resistant ca...
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European politics as always postpone decisions even after prolonged dabate in so called New breeding techniques. However it should be noted, that once USDA decided not to regulate target mutagenesis it means, that such varieties will enter world market (non-labelled) and will most likely also be used as parents by European breeding companies. If parts of world would decide opposite it would cause major public distrust in food security and major disturbances on world seed market.
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Interested in correcting misuse of biology, helping people benefit from innovation.
I teach courses in food science, food safety, biotechnology and microbiology at the University of Melbourne. My Bachelor Degree is in biochemistry and my Ph.D. applied molecular genetics. Thesis topic -- production of an animal feed supplement using genetically manipulated bacteria.---My recent publications have been on epidemics caused by bacterial pathogens, published in high-ranking journals. My current area of research is food risk analysis and management. The most important of these risks are microbes in food and microbial products that are toxic.
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