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Owen Paterson wants Roundup Ready crops in England

Helen Wallace at GeneWatch UK tells us that a committee within our UK Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA, headed by Owen Paterson), hopes to see Roundup Ready crops on English farms. Those are genetically modified (GM, genetically … Continue reading

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Séralini’s rat-feeding trial (part 2)

Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini is a French scientist researching pesticides and GM (genetically modified, genetically engineered) crops. A research paper from his team was published in 2012, retracted (withdrawn) in 2013 and republished in 2014. Here it is. This is the … Continue reading

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Séralini’s rat-feeding trial (part 1)

Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini is a French scientist researching pesticides and GM (genetically modified, genetically engineered) crops. A research paper from his team was published in 2012, retracted (withdrawn) in 2013 and republished in 2014. Here it is. This is the … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton loves biotech and she doesn’t love climate change denial

Here’s a report about Hillary Clinton’s opinions on biotechnology and climate change. Mrs Clinton may, or may not, aim to become President of the United States. She makes clear in this report that she loves crop biotech. ‘[A]s U.S. Secretary … Continue reading

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Paper claiming GM link with tumours republished

argylesock says… At last! I’ve been working on a blog post about the ‘Séralini affair’ but hampered by not being able to read the original paper. Now we can read it.

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U.S. Calls on Europe to Ease Limits on Gene-Altered Food

James Kanter at the New York Times tells us about negotiations towards the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Genetic modification (GM, genetic engineering) is a big sticking point, as we knew it would be. ‘There can’t be a trade … Continue reading

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Biofortified GM bananas

James Dale is a scientist at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT, Australia). His lab has developed a genetically modified (GM, genetically engineered) banana (Musa × paradisiaca) rich in ‘pro-vitamin A’. Here’s the QUT report. This is the ‘super banana’ … Continue reading

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