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GMO bill passed by Congress

Congress has passed a GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) bill. According to MeatingPlace.com, on July 14, 2016 the U.S. House of Representatives voted 306-117 to pass a bill establishing a national mandatory system of disclosure for foods containing genetically modified or engineered ingredients. 612 more words

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Americans are Buying Gene-Edited Food That's Not Labeled GMO

Products made possible through gene-editing have landed on grocery shelves. Whether they’ll stay there is up to shoppers wary of technological tinkering.

Food companies are now required to label GMOs in Vermont, and debate is raging over a federal standard. 922 more words

Congress Finalizes Mandatory GMO Labeling Law

After several years of debate over voluntary versus mandatory GMO labeling, Congress passed legislation yesterday to create a unified national standard requiring disclosure of information for bioengineered foods.   9 more words

Creating Human Genomes and Synthetic People; Destroying Entire Species with Gene Drives

IS HGP-WRITE RIGHT?

So one plan is to link together chunks of synthetic DNA, making a researcher-created human genome that can control a cell in a lab dish. 1,170 more words

Transgenic Monkeys Used in Autism Research

On Cayo Santiago island, scientists track the alliances and power struggles of a colony of feral monkeys — collecting data to generate new insights into the social challenges that people with autism face. 1,620 more words

Army Addresses Munitions Waste with Transgenic Plants

Researchers with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center are poised to begin an experiment with plants designed to remediate soil-born munitions’ residues by converting them to new plant tissue. 297 more words

Top 10 most unhealthy, cancer-causing foods - never eat these again!

The statement “everything causes cancer” has become a popular hyperbole, and one  that some people use as rhetorical fodder to excuse their own dietary and  lifestyle failures, particularly as they pertain to cancer risk. 848 more words

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