This enzyme helps chickens absorb more nutrition from less feed

November 7, 2018 by  
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And that could free up agricultural land for other uses.

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Sustainability and election 2018: Connecting the dots

November 7, 2018 by  
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Did the triple bottom line actually show up during this year’s election season?

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Organic farming with gene editing: an oxymoron or a tool for sustainable agriculture?

October 19, 2018 by  
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Many farmers cultivating organic crops believe that genetically modified crops pose threats to human health. It’s not that simple.

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Safer peroxide recipe takes CRISPR gene science, adds sugar

November 15, 2017 by  
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Startup Solugen wants to clean up the manufacturing process for the bathroom staple, which also offers a host of industrial uses.

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This edible packaging will make you reconsider seaweed

November 1, 2017 by  
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And if you don’t want to eat it, it will dissolve quickly in water.

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This edible packaging will make you reconsider seaweed

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And if you don’t want to eat it, it will dissolve quickly in water.

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4 market signals to watch at COP23

November 1, 2017 by  
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What will make tangible, constructive progress on the Paris Agreement?

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Senate passes weak GMO-labeling bill, nullifying Vermont’s pro-consumer requirements

July 8, 2016 by  
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The United States Senate passed a controversial bill Wednesday that would require food makers to disclose genetically modified food ingredients —at least, sort of. The version of the bill passed this week outlines a compromise that would allow companies to avoid printing “contains GMOs” on food packaging, in lieu of a digital QR code that links to a disclaimer or, for smaller companies, simply a phone number or website. This weaker version of a nationwide mandatory GMO labeling is being considered a big win for biotech engineering firms, agricultural interests, and food companies that have spent millions to block GMO-labeling legislation. The bill invalidates Vermont’s first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law , which went into effect July 1, and also blocks other states from enacting their own labeling requirements. The federal bill has drawn criticism far and wide, after food industry giants like Monsanto and Whole Foods  made hefty financial contributions to senators backing the bill. In total, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) estimates food and biotech companies have spent more than $100 million  to fight mandatory GMO labeling, donating to politicians who would negotiate weaker requirements. Visitors to the Senate dropped $2,000 in cash on the Senate floor to protest the weak bill. Related: U.S. approves farming of genetically modified apples to cut down on food waste Under the Senate bill, a narrow definition of GMO food ingredients would subject fewer products to the labeling requirement. Vermont’s law called for all foods containing biotech ingredients to disclose them on packaging, while the Senate bill makes it optional for companies to identify ingredients produced via genetic engineering, or “bioengineering.” Techniques such as RNA interference and gene editing would be exempt from labeling requirements. With final approval in the Senate, the federal GMO labeling bill now moves to the House of Representatives for consideration, where it is expected to pass. President Obama’s signature will be all that remains to put the new law into action. Although he has long promised mandatory GMO labeling, it’s unclear whether he would sign this version of the requirement. Via The New York Times Images via Pixabay and Stephen Melkisethian/Flickr

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How Monsanto is Turning an Island Paradise Into a GMO Wasteland

September 29, 2014 by  
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Monsanto is conquering one of the world’s most stunning utopias – and it’s happening right under our noses. The company is turning the picturesque island of Molokai into a GMO laboratory, and it’s treating the island’s inhabitants as lab rats. The biotech behemoth arrived on Molokai with big promises of delivering jobs, however local islanders have been exposed to a constant dosing of harmful toxins in the air and groundwater, with no end in sight. Read the rest of How Monsanto is Turning an Island Paradise Into a GMO Wasteland Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biotech , cancer , genetically modified corn , GMOs , hawaii , island , Molokai , Monsanto , pesticides

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Finnish Company to Begin Testing HIV Vaccine on Patients This Year

January 2, 2014 by  
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Syringe photo via Shutterstock FIT Biotech , a medical technology company based in Finland, plans to begin testing an HIV vaccine on human subjects sometime after the spring of 2014. Hundreds of HIV-positive patients in France and Switzerland will participate in the trials, which are expected to last several years before the company applies to the FDA and its European equivalent the EMA. In previous non-human testing, the vaccine has been shown to stop the progression of the virus and even eliminate it entirely . Read the rest of Finnish Company to Begin Testing HIV Vaccine on Patients This Year Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: AIDS HIV , AIDS vaccine , Finland HIV vaccine , Finnish HIV vaccine , Finnish Medical Technology Firm , FIT Biotech , FIT Biotech AIDS vaccine , FIT Biotech HIV vaccine , HIV medication , HIV prevention , HIV treatment , HIV treatment options , HIV vaccination , HIV Vaccine , vaccine        

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