Bioengineered potatoes that bruise less, and apples that don’t brown as quickly, took a major step toward US grocery store shelves this month. On March 20, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared six GE potatoes and three GE apples “as safe and nutritious as their conventional counterparts.”
Bill Nye The Science Guy showed that he is a true #Scienceally and revised his outlook on genetically modified food.
http://bit.ly/wordlebwIn recent days, with little fanfare or attention from the press, a lot of people from New York and Hawai‘i rallied to counter a spurious attack against the integrity of biotechnology research specifically, and science generally.
In early February, 14 senior scientists at four U.S. universities received requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) to turn over three years worth of e-mail correspondence with a handful of agricultural companies, trade groups, and PR firms.
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http://allafrica.com/stories/201302110505.htmlHeadlines: How Jairam Ramesh's ban on Bt Brinjal Set India Back Several Years, Poll Findings on Public Fears about GMO Safety: Grossly Misleading, Could Uganda Become A Beacon for Pioneering Ag Biotech?, Science that is Hard to Swallow, Will Gene-Edited Products be Considered GMOs?
Discover’s Keith Kloor recently reported that Bill Nye — the popular science commentator known as “The Science Guy” — has apparently changed his views on GE foods.
From teamwork, to setting up a campsite and making crafts, Anastasia Bodnar learned a lot during her years as a Girl Scout — and today, she is deeply proud of her experience. Last month, Bodnar, who is a PhD maize geneticist, became even more proud when the Girl Scouts of America stood up to a relentless campaign by anti-GMO activists.
In late January, six food science graduate students had heard enough from the Food Babe. Weary of hearing misinformation about food science and tired of watching attacks on their profession go unchallenged, the students published an open letter to Vani Hari, aka the Food Babe — an Internet activist who has amassed a huge following by attacking what she perceives as threats to people’s health from the foods they eat.