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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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Scuba rice: biotech crop on a fast track towards release

A new biotech rice variety called Scuba or Swarna-Sub1 is going through field trials in India. It’s a long-grained rice (Oryza sativa L. ssp. indica) designed to be ‘climate-ready’ or ‘climate-smart’. That is, it’s designed to grow well as climates … Continue reading

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A Global Perspective on the Recent Storms and Floods in the UK

Our United Kingdom Met Office shows us a Global Perspective on the Recent Storms and Floods that have been battering parts of our islands. ‘As yet, there is no definitive answer on the possible contribution of climate change to the … Continue reading

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Wild weather and a rubbish response

Yesterday our British Met Office announced an incredibly wet January in parts of Southern England. Before the month was over, ‘the southeast and central southern England region has already had its wettest January in records going back to 1910.’ The … Continue reading

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UK Weather: How stormy has it been and why?

Originally posted on Official blog of the Met Office news team:
Since the start of December the UK has seen a prolonged period of particularly unsettled weather, with a series of storms tracking in off the Atlantic bringing strong winds…

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Non-GM success stories

Our world is in crisis! Only genetic modification (GM, genetic engineering, GE) can save us! Yeah, right. Want examples? I do. GM Freeze is a Scottish website proudly against GM crops and foods. Here’s what it says about non-GM success … Continue reading

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Wind and rainfall data 29 to 30 December 2013

Originally posted on Official blog of the Met Office news team:
As forecast gales and heavy rain are again affecting the UK. Below you can see the highest gusts of wind and rainfal totals recorded at Met Office observing sites…

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