Q&A with Stanley Hirsch
Q&A with Stanley Hirsch
Headlines: Chipotle Stops Using GE Ingredients, Dr. Oz Faces Mounting Criticism For Promoting Junk Science on Health Remedies, GMOs, EU Approves GM Crops, Pushes Forth Plan to Let Member States Decide, Germany’s National Academy of Science Strongly Endorses GM Crops, Japanese Farmers Petition for GM Field Tests
Headlines: 5 Questions with Alan Levinovitz, author of The Gluten Lie, The Daily Show Examines Activist Jeffrey Smith’s Claims about GMO Potatoes — And Comes Out in Favor of Science, India Emerges as Center of GE Research, but Foreign Financed Protests Slow Adoption, Could New Gene-Editing Technologies Help Spawn Small Biotech Companies?, A Psychological Explanation for GMO Opposition
Headlines: GENeS Launches — New Resource Aims to Improve Media Coverage of Ag Biotech, C.S. Prakash To Receive Borlaug Communications Award, Victory for Science: Brazil Approves FuturaGene’s Biotech Eucalyptus Tree, In the Aftermath of Science#14, Kevin Folta Warns that FOIAs are “Chilling” Dialogue, Urges Scientists to Communicate
Headlines: Grassroots from the Ground Up: The Alliance for Science’s First Course, Nigeria Approves Biosafety Bill, Paving the Way for GE Crops, How I Got Converted to GMO Food: A Report from Bangladesh, Golden Rice Scientists Receive White House Humanitarian Award
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I recently reached out to Dr. Schnurr, as I was interested in learning more about his nuanced, critical view, and where it fits in the broader GMO “debate.”
Headlines: AAAS Presidents: The Anti-GMO Lobby Takes A Page from the Climategate Playbook, The Tragic Papaya: The Story of GE Crops in Hawaii, 5 Questions with Matthew Schnurr: The Case for Prioritizing the “Farmer Perspective” and “Demand Driven” Biotech, Could Precise Technology Eliminate Fears of GE Foods?, Genetically Modified People: Natural Transgenics is More Common Than Many Think
Two weeks after Vandana Shiva savagely criticized research on a nutritionally-enhanced GE banana at Iowa State University, University of Florida scientist Kevin Folta arrived in Ames, and presented a powerful counter lecture.