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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

Originally posted on Wellcome Trust Blog:
? Insect pollinators, including honeybees, bumblebees and hoverflies, are in decline. The £10 million Insect Pollinators Initiative aims to find out why. In the second of two articles, Chrissie Giles looks at four of…

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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?

Originally posted on Grist:
Skeptical ScienceScientists overwhelmingly agree that humans are causing global warming. But does telling conservatives this actually make a difference? This episode of Inquiring Minds, a podcast hosted by bestselling author Chris Mooney and neuroscientist and musician Indre…

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