US approves farming of genetically modified apples to reduce food waste

February 16, 2015 by  
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The next wave of GMO food could soon be hitting store shelves in America after the U.S. government approved the planting of genetically modified apple trees. The apples, which are modified to resist turning brown, were created not by one of the biotech giants like Monsanto, but by a small company based in British Columbia called Okanagan . The apple was approved after the government determined that it poses no risks to other plants, but concerns remain that the modified apples could hurt U.S. fruit exports to countries that ban GMOs or that the GMO label could taint the reputation of one of America’s favorite fruits. Read the rest of US approves farming of genetically modified apples to reduce food waste Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Arctic apples , Arctic GMO apples , genetically modified apples , genetically modified fruit , gmo apples , GMO approvals , GMO foods , GMO fruit , GMO Labeling , GMO policy , GMOs , Okanagan , Okanagan apples , Okanagan GMO

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Israeli solar power plant to generate electricity around the clock

February 16, 2015 by  
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Israeli alternative energy company Brenmiller Energy has solved one of the biggest issues with solar technology — how to generate electricity when the sun sets. The Tel Aviv-based company announced on Monday that it will build a 10-megawatt solar facility in the Negev desert city of Dimona that will generate renewable electricity for around 20 hours per day through an energy storage technology the company has been developing for the past three years. Biomass will be used as a backup during the four hours when the solar power system is not generating electricity. Read the rest of Israeli solar power plant to generate electricity around the clock Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biomass , Brenmiller Energy , energy storage , Israel , solar , solar power plant Dimona

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Italian Scientists are Developing Genetically Modified Hypoallergenic Apples

March 22, 2013 by  
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A team of allergists, molecular biologists and plant physiologists in Italy are collaborating to develop a hypo-allergenic apple that could represent the next frontier in genetically-modified foods. Apples aren’t typically known as a potent allergen — at worst, they may cause your tongue and lips to become itchy and blister. But the team of scientists is using the apple as a test case, and they’re trying to decode the genetic markers that cause some people to experience an allergic reaction to apples. The technique is likely to be controversial because it involves genetic modification , and there’s concern that modifying the genetic makeup of an apple could produce other unexpected allergens. Read the rest of Italian Scientists are Developing Genetically Modified Hypoallergenic Apples Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: apple allergy , food allergies , genetic modification , genetically modified foods , gmo apples , GMO foods , hypo-allergenic apple , hypo-allergenic foods , hypoallergenic apple , hypoallergenic foods , non gmo

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Sun And Cloud: Hand-Cranked Solar Camera Can be Charged Anytime, Anywhere

March 22, 2013 by  
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Digital cameras are a part of many of our lives these days – they’re in our phones and computers, and film-loaded cameras are rapidly becoming obsolete. Unfortunately, digital cameras need to be constantly charged, and unless you have a solar charger that means plugging them into the mains. However Japanese company Superheadz are looking to change all that with their new hand-cranked “Sun & Cloud” , which is billed as the world’s first “self-generation” digital camera. Read the rest of Sun And Cloud: Hand-Cranked Solar Camera Can be Charged Anytime, Anywhere Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , digital camera , hand cranked camera , kinetic energy , self-generation digital camera , Solar Power , sun & cloud , Superheadz

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