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Monsanto Admits: 1. We Don’t Need Genetic Engineering, 2. We Don’t Need Monsanto

Originally posted on Volatility:
> Recently Wired magazine ran a Monsanto infomercial touting its alleged change of strategic course on vegetables. Monsanto, through its subsidiaries Seminis and others, is selling a line of high-end conventional vegetables dolled up as some kind of high-tech breakthrough. Contrary…

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Is the law about genetic modification out of date?

In the United States, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regulates genetically modified (GM, genetically engineered, GE) crops and livestock. Heidi Ledford at Nature tells us about loopholes which some researchers now use to avoid the long, costly … Continue reading

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New strategy required for delaying insect resistance to Bt crops

Originally posted on The Plantwise Blog:
Kenyan farmer Mary Ngare in her maize field damaged by stem borers © CIMMYT (CC BY-NC-SA) Transgenic Bt crops have been grown around the world since the 1990s and have contributed to increased yields…

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Pest evolves better resistance to insecticidal GM crops

A few days ago I reblogged a post about genetically modified (GM, also called genetically engineered, GE) crops. I said that in my opinion, my fellow blogger Nasir Butt at Agriculture Information Bank sounds a little bit naïve in that … Continue reading

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Conventional Plant Breeding

Originally posted on Agriculture Information Bank:
Since the practice of agriculture began, eight to ten thousand years ago, farmers have been altering the genetic makeup of the crops they grow. Early farmers selected the best looking plants and seeds and…

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Facebook game Fraxinus targeted at beating ash dieback

If you use Facebook you could help with research into ash dieback disease. Yes really, anybody online can do this. Crowdsourcing is a new way of doing science, to me, but here are people who believe it can work. Here … Continue reading

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Getting to the grist about GM (part 4)

My fellow blogger applpy at Thought + Food draws attention to a series of articles about genetic modification. That’s GM, also called genetic engineering or GE. It’s a kind of biotechnology. These articles (see my ‘biotechnology’ tag) are by Nathanael … Continue reading

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