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Top Chinese government officials have decided to curtail development of genetically engineered rice in their country, in the world's first state level GE ban. While the decision is not yet final, ...
by Radical def
Comment Count 183 comments on Thu Mar 01, 2012 at 11:08 AM PST with 79 Recommends
This came to my attention in a Move-on email. Here's where to sign their petition: Tell the FDA that we have a right to know what's in our food. Here's an independent report in the L. A. Times ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Feb 15, 2012 at 08:39 PM PST with 3 Recommends
Some news stuff I've been picking up on and blogging a little about at Right of Assembly and La Vida Locavore .
by Miep
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Mar 08, 2011 at 08:22 PM PST with 14 Recommends
The FDA is set to approve genetically engineered (GE) salmon for human consumption. It would be the first time that a genetically engineered animal would be approved for people to eat, yet consumers ...
by calalum
Comment Count 26 comments on Sat Nov 20, 2010 at 07:02 AM PST with 9 Recommends
In the first post of this three-part interview, Pam Ronald and Raoul Adamchak, authors of the book, Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food, discuss why both ...
by NourishingthePlanet
Comment Count 128 comments on Tue Aug 03, 2010 at 09:57 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
The July 27 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA reports that a group of Korean ...
by skralyx
Comment Count 31 comments on Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 03:09 PM PDT with 35 Recommends
Biological life is amazing stuff. Over the last billion years or so it has tenaciously held through a wide variety of ecological conditions. From multiple glaciations to impacts of huge meteors, ...
by Something the Dog Said
Comment Count 54 comments on Tue May 04, 2010 at 06:38 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
If livestock are genetically engineered so they feel less pain, is it a kindness that makes the best of an inevitable, bad situation? Yes, says Adam Shriver in his NYTimes op/ed piece,
by Cook for Good
Comment Count 21 comments on Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 09:26 AM PST with 6 Recommends
If this has been diaried before that's all right. It needs as much exposure as possible to get widespread support. Monsanto is about to take a step that some say will endanger the future of ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 54 comments on Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 05:06 PM PST with 35 Recommends
1927 - Herman J. Muller proves x-rays can cause cell mutation. 1985 - Before going stark raving mad, Kary Mullis discovers an easy way to clone DNA molecules, leading directly to an ...
by agnostic
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Sep 19, 2009 at 05:26 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
And where are the foodies on this one? I did a search for this on the site with the name of the winner, Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, and not a word from the regulars. Do you ...
by mem from somerville
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Jun 12, 2009 at 04:16 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
Near the sleepy North Carolina town of Harmony, a mile or two off I-77 about an hour's drive north of Charlotte, Robert Trivette farms about 200 acres of soybeans. Small by modern standards, this ...
by HarringtonPractice
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon May 25, 2009 at 09:14 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
Some people here are familiar with the technology of genetic engineering and modification, which has been deployed for nearly 40 years to create those 'New and Improved!' food crop cultivars Monsanto,
by Joy Busey
Comment Count 101 comments on Sat Apr 25, 2009 at 03:13 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
The title of THIS diary in the [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/4/3/716231/-The-Micro-agricultural-RevolutionOverview overview diary] of this series was: The technical enablers of modern ...
by arendt
Comment Count 42 comments on Mon Apr 06, 2009 at 04:14 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Liberals, eager for an organic future in farming, have not seen the carefully-crafted corporate traps that, this year, are criminalizing and dismantling most aspects of farming. And there are ones ...
by Scaredhuman
Comment Count 87 comments on Sun Feb 01, 2009 at 05:30 PM PST with 53 Recommends
The USDA is not known for caring about black farmers. Here in the US, its massively discriminatory policies have resulted in reducing black farms from 2 million to less than 18,000 today.
by Scaredhuman
Comment Count 136 comments on Wed Jan 28, 2009 at 09:15 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Obama had Michael Taylor, a Monsanto lawyer, on the transition team, the same guy who ran the FDA under Clinton and is responsible for rBGH and then with the conflict of a Monsanto employeed ...
by Scaredhuman
Comment Count 19 comments on Sat Jan 17, 2009 at 11:52 AM PST with 10 Recommends
As of last night, a US marshall, 2 state police and a county police are all over Mr. Hixon's area, serving notices to farmers that they are being sued by Monsanto. They arrive in pairs, with two ...
by Scaredhuman
Comment Count 136 comments on Sat Jan 10, 2009 at 02:36 PM PST with 83 Recommends
That from a new report by the Government Accountability Office on releases of genetically engineered crops that have included releases into the human food chain. Of most concern, those crops have ...
by shirah
Comment Count 28 comments on Tue Dec 09, 2008 at 05:16 AM PST with 21 Recommends
We have had such a fractured view of what is happening that we miss the array of threats. First, the choice between drugs and natural supplements is a global warming choice. Look at the process ...
by Scaredhuman
Comment Count 17 comments on Sat Nov 22, 2008 at 11:42 AM PST with 4 Recommends