Despite Concerns Over GM Crops, Gates Foundation Gives UK Biotech Researchers $10M Grant

July 16, 2012 by  
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Genetically-modified (GM) crops have been making the headlines in the UK recently due to plans to develop genetically modified wheat at  Rothamsted Research  in Harpenden, Herts. Their proposed wheat is being genetically altered to deter aphids, but protesters, led by a group called Take the Flour Back , have been expressing their concerns. Now the GM crop controversy is set to take another twist as a team of British plant scientists has won a $10 million (£6.4M) grant from the Gates Foundation to develop GM cereal crops. Read the rest of Despite Concerns Over GM Crops, Gates Foundation Gives UK Biotech Researchers $10M Grant Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bill gates , gates foundation , Gates Foundation GM Crops , generically modified crops , GM cereal , GM Crops , GM Freeze , GM wheat , john innes centre , melinda gates , UK GM crops

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Chinese Claim GM Crops Are Beneficial As They Reduce (Certain) Pests

June 19, 2012 by  
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Ge netically modified crops have drawn their fair share of criticism over the years, despite their potential to feed the world. However, regardless of the multiple pros and cons , China is now saying that GM crops are not only a necessity, but they are good for the environment. This bold claim revolves around crops that are designed to make their own insecticide, which they say boosts populations of natural pest-controlling predators and therefore neighboring plants. Read the rest of Chinese Claim GM Crops Are Beneficial As They Reduce (Certain) Pests Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , chinese academy of agricultural science , dwarf wheat , GM Crops , GM wheat , gm wheat aphids , green farming , norman borlaug , pesticide resistance , pesticides , pests , Rothamsted Research , Rothamsted Research gm wheat risk , Rothamsted Research protests , Rothamsted Research Take the Flour Back , Rothamsted Research wheat , Take The Flour Back

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The Kaylad 2.0 Electric Tricycle Promotes Eco-Friendly Commuting

June 19, 2012 by  
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Hopefully, in the not too distant future, we will be riding about town in more stylish electric vehicles like this electric tricycle designed by Dimitris Niavis . The Kaylad 2.0 electric tricycle is an electric-assisted tricycle that has been designed as an eco-friendly and reliable alternative to the standard modes of commuting. Read the rest of The Kaylad 2.0 Electric Tricycle Promotes Eco-Friendly Commuting Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: commuting by bicycle , Dimitris Niavis , electric bicycle , electric vehicle , green commuting , green technology , green transportation , sustainable electric travel

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Handcrafted OakBridge Timber Frame Addition Revitalizes 150-Year-Old Cabin

June 19, 2012 by  
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