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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

End of the Monarchy

I have seen exactly one monarch butterfly this summer. As recently as 3 or 4 years ago this was the dominant large butterfly species here in Vermont. 432 more words

Roger Vincent Jasaitis

Experiments Involving GMO Animals Are Skyrocketing

Growing industry of genetically engineering animals requires unnecessary torture and deaths of tens of thousands of animals, Germany’s Green Party argues

Experiments involving genetically engineered animals have nearly tripled in Germany in the past 10 years, driven by a burgeoning global industry that involves inventing and patenting genetically altered species for scientific research, says a new study commissioned by Germany’s Green Party and conducted by the research group… 634 more words

Are genetically modified (GMO) foods safe?

I’m gonna say it right here and now: genetically modified crops are safe to eat, and the hoopla surrounding it isn’t much more than a bunch of… 921 more words

Health And Medicine

Oxitec CEO: This is the Worst-Case for Unleashing Transgenic Mosquitoes into the Wild

Public-health officials are doing everything in their power (and budget) to prevent infectious diseases like Zika, yellow fever, and dengue from spreading.

But the bugs that transmit those diseases, specifically the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, aren’t entirely easy to control. 455 more words

There’s no GMO seed on the market- Seed Traders

Seed traders are allaying fears of presence of Genetically Modified Organism planting materials are already on the local market.

“There are no GMO seeds on the market we need to make clear distinction between GMO seeds and products”, explains Thomas Wilfred Havor, National Coordinator for National Seed Trade Association of Ghana. 292 more words

Agriculture

US Army Now Developing "Dragon Silk" Body Armor Using Transgenic Silkworms

The US Army has given a company a contract, potentially valued up to $1 million, to develop a material code-named “Dragon Silk.” No, it isn’t actually trying to replicate the mythical qualities of the scales of Drogon from… 414 more words