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Golden Rice is Not the Answer

In the current mania for genetic engineering as the latest of science’s many technological marvels, one of the most highly-touted genetically-modified plants is something called “Golden Rice,” a rice that has been modified to contain beta-carotene, which is transformed in the human body into vitamin A. 2,054 more words

Act II: Free-Market Folly: Why Economics Is Not A Science


You may have noticed in your grocery store that some foods are labeled non-gmo (in green letters).  I try to pick these items when possible even when they cost a little more, and would encourage you to do the same. 290 more words

Genetically Engineered Spider Goats Could be Biotechnology's Next Big Hit

When Al Gore sat down for a chat with astrophysicist and StarTalk Radio host Neil deGrasse Tyson, we expected the conversation would be wide-ranging and fascinating. 879 more words

September 6 - OMG! GMO!

Today’s factismal: We’ve been using genetically-modified organisms to save lives for 38 years.

If you keep up with the news, you are aware that there is a lot of arguing going on over the use of genetically-modified organisms, also known as GMOs to the acronym-lovers out there. 551 more words


Top 15 Reasons to Attend Heirloom Expo

Okay, so this was supposed to be a “TOP 10” list, but there were just so many good reasons…:)

Top 15 Reasons to Attend the National Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, California… 113 more words


GMO High Tech Farm Animals Stuck on the Shelf

If genetically modified (GM) and genetically edited (GE) plants face an uphill battle in moving from proof-of-concept to consumers’ dinner tables, then GM and GE animals are up against a proverbial Mount Everest. 1,373 more words

Does CRISPR Gene Editing = GMO?

Biotechnology skeptics may split on how to regulate New Breeding Technologies

Are you ready for GMO labeling 2.0? The term “genetically modified organism” has never made sense as a designation for food using ingredients grown from seeds engineered using… 739 more words