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GM foods neither safe nor needed, say genetic engineers

Today Earth Open Source (‘Collaborative approaches for sustainable food’) promotes the second edition of GMO Myths and Truths. Here’s the press release. Genetic engineers Dr John Fagan and Dr Michael Antoniou, and researcher Claire Robinson, talk good sense in my … Continue reading

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A scientist against GM crops

Here’s a radio interview with Thierry Vrain. Dr Vrain used to make genetically modified (GM, genetically engineered) crops with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. But now he says that he’s learned not to trust GM crops. Dr Vrain is particularly concerned … Continue reading

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Feature: Protecting the pollinators part 2 – bees and disease

argylesock says… Here’s the second of three articles about pollinators, from the Wellcome Trust blog, which I’m passing on today.

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Open Source Seeds

Originally posted on Global Food Politics:
A group of researchers and plant breeders based at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, on Thursday announced a new initiative intended to break the monopoly control over plant genetic materials promoted by the use…

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Can BIG be beautiful too?

Three leading figures from science and farming consider the role large-scale farming can play in British agriculture.

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Remember the forgotten crops

This is my 1000th post on this blog. My 500th is here. I use my 1000th post to honour Monkombu Swaminathan, the scientist known as Father of the Green Revolution in India. Here’s an interview with Fred Pearce at Bioversity … Continue reading

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How do you get people to give a damn about climate change?

argylesock says… Beware the ‘idiot effect’. Even more when people get educated because yes, ‘It’s a mistake to assume that valid science will communicate itself.’

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Animal research, how it is

Understanding Animal Research (UAR) is a British group. It exists ‘to provide all you want to know about animal research, whether you are a concerned member of the public or have a special interest.’ I like UAR’s factual style, a … Continue reading

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Farmers and scientists learn from one another’s diverse knowledge

Climates are changing. Populations are growing. There are no simple solutions. Emile Frison and Jacob van Etten at Climate Change Policy and Practice say that it’s essential for farmers and scientists to learn from one another’s diverse knowledge. I like … Continue reading

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