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I ate a cookie yesterday. A big one. I ate the whole thing. In one sitting.

I was grocery shopping and when I passed the amazing thumbprint cookies in the bakery at the Co-op and I decided I wanted a treat. 1,032 more words

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Bt Crops and Why You Hear About Them

Did you know that on this day in 1962, JFK got a question about the side-effects of DDT and other pesticides? It wasn’t until ten years later that DDT was banned in the United States. 321 more words

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Science Policy Around the Web - August 29, 2014

By: Jennifer L. Plank, Ph.D.

GMOs

Brazil Considers Transgenic Trees – In September, a public hearing in Brazil will be focused on commercialization of transgenic Eucalyptus trees that have the potential to produce 20 percent more wood. 312 more words

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About Our Food

GMO vs Organic: Does it really matter?
We go to grocery stores and buy food that has labels but no definition of what the labels mean. 328 more words

Life

Stanford bioengineers close to brewing opioid painkillers

Source: KurzweilAI, August 2014

A decade-long effort in genetic engineering is close to re-programming yeast cells to make palliative medicines

Stanford bioengineers have hacked the DNA of yeast, reprograming these simple cells to make opioid-based medicines* via a sophisticated extension of the basic brewing process that makes beer. 127 more words

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Products And Foods With GMO To Avoid

GMO or Genetically Modified Organism Food pertains to any food that has been genetically altered or genetically engineered. Since the commercial production of GMO’s started about 1976 they have created controversy about whether they are safe for consumption or not. 238 more words

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Foods we would loose without bee’s pollinating  ... -

via Foods we would loose without bee’s pollinating  … -.

Foods we would lose without bees pollinating:

Apples, Mangos, Rambutan, Kiwi Fruit, Plums, Peaches, Nectarines, Guava, Rose Hips, Pomegranates, Pears, Black and Red Currants, Alfalfa, Okra, Strawberries, Onions, Cashews, Cactus, Prickly Pear, Apricots, Allspice, Avocados, Passion Fruit, Lima Beans, Kidney Beans, Adzuki Beans, Green Beans, Orchid Plants, Custard Apples, Cherries, Celery, Coffee, Walnut, Cotton, Lychee, Flax, Acerola – used in Vitamin C supplements, Macadamia Nuts, Sunflower Oil, Goa beans, Lemons, Buckwheat, Figs, Fennel, Limes, Quince, Carrots, Persimmons, Palm Oil, Loquat, Durian, Cucumber, Hazelnut, Cantaloupe, Tangelos, Coriander, Caraway, Chestnut, Watermelon, Star Apples, Coconut, Tangerines, Boysenberries, Starfruit, Brazil Nuts, Beets, Mustard Seed, Rapeseed, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts, Bok Choy Chinese Cabbage, Turnips, Congo Beans, Sword beans, Chili peppers, red peppers, bell peppers, green peppers, Papaya, Safflower, Sesame, Eggplant, Raspberries, Elderberries, Blackberries, Clover, Tamarind, Cocoa, Black Eyed Peas, Vanilla, Cranberries, Tomatoes, Grapes…

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