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Virus resistant Honeysweet GM plum trees now available for planting and breeding in the USA.
From the article in HortSci: Initial ‘HoneySweet’ PPV-resistance tests were
greenhouse-based (Ravelonandro et al., 1997). Although no PPV field
inoculations were performed in the United States due to the quarantine status
of PPV, through nearly 20 years of ...
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So it has been deregulated?
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How do we know the Zika virus will cost the world $3.5 billion?
Jay L. Zagorsky , The Ohio State University The mosquito-borne Zika virus has been declared a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” by the World Health Organization. The virus not only appears to severely harm unborn children but is also hurtin...
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We'll have to tolerate the side effects of cognitive dissonance for a while though.
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Hidden housemates: the mosquitoes that battle for our backyards
Cameron Webb , University of Sydney Mosquitoes are the most dangerous animals on the planet. They cause no end of anxiety for people at risk of mosquito-borne disease. With the leap of Zika virus into the international public health spotlight this year, we’...
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Why we won't be able to feed the world without GM
Tim Benton , University of Leeds One thing I remember vividly from my childhood is The Day of the Triffids. In John Wyndham’s apocalyptic novel, the triffids were carnivorous plants that didn’t need roots and had developed three legs to allow them to find p...
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Reduction of "pesticide" impact in US farms from greater use of GE corn. USDA ERS study. #GMO   #RoundUp  
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Tastes like moral superiority: what makes food 'good'?
Rachel A. Ankeny Food choice has become a moral morass. Discussions about food production and consumption are increasingly loaded with moral language. We’ve witnessed burgeoning debates over which agricultural practices and foodstuffs are “sustainable”, wha...
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Royal Society president: GM crops feed much of the world today – why not tomorrow's generations?
Venki Ramakrishnan , University of Cambridge My parents researched malnutrition and under-nutrition in India, especially among children, and found that many diets recommended by Western nutritionists were in fact completely inapplicable to the poor. So they...
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Timely WHO report on glyphosate herbicide's potential for causing cancer by the dietary intake route
Key Quote: The Meeting concluded that glyphosate is unlikely to be
genotoxic at anticipated dietary exposures. Several carcinogenicity studies in
mice and rats are available. The Meeting concluded that glyphosate is not
carcinogenic in rats but could not ex...
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The Celestial Fire of Conscience — Refusing to Deliver Medical care
In discussing the US abortion laws, ethicist Alta Charo quotes C.S. Lewis: C.S. Lewis wrote, “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised
for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to
live under robber barons than under o...
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Debate among safety agencies about huge body of facts needs hard argumentation.
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Organic farming's grain land footprint is 35 to 100 percent greater than that of conventional cropping systems
H/T Terry Daynard on Twitter, For supplying Ontario, Canada's Agricorp crop insurance data 2006-2015
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Helping readers navigate the confusing myths of modern biology
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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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