Working Out the Bugs in Genetic Mosquito Plan

by jeeg 4. March 2015 23:48
Five years ago when Key West, FL, had its dengue outbreak, the regional mosquito-control agency stepped up truck and aerial spraying using larvicide and handheld adulticide foggers and ovitraps, even going door-to-door to find mosquito breeding sites. Now, the Florida Keys Mosqu... [More]

The coming food disaster

by jeeg 29. January 2015 21:16
One would expect that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has the best interests of the public in mind, but its recent decisions have cast serious doubt upon this assumption. One in particular could have a dramatic impact on the safety of the U.S. food supply: It is the mandate of the EPA to... [More]

Warning of hidden risks of releasing GM mosquitoes in Panama

by jeeg 30. January 2014 22:19
GeneWatch UK warned  Wednesday, January 29. that open releases of millions of GM mosquitoes should not take place in Panama until members of the public have been fully informed about the risks. The mosquitoes are produced by UK company Oxitec. GeneWatch also released a draft risk assess... [More]

Scientists say new study shows pig health hurt by GMO feed

by jeeg 12. June 2013 22:41
Pigs fed a diet of only genetically modified grain showed markedly higher stomach inflammation than pigs who dined on conventional feed, according to a new study by a team of Australian scientists and U.S. researchers. The study adds to an intensifying public debate over the impact of genetically m... [More]

Battle Brewing Over Labeling of Genetically Modified Food

by jeeg 25. May 2012 17:54
On a recent sunny morning at the Big Y grocery here, Cynthia LaPier parked her cart in the cereal aisle. With a glance over her shoulder and a quick check of the ingredients, she plastered several boxes with hand-designed stickers from a roll in her purse. “Warning,” they read. &ldqu... [More]

The Very Real Danger of Genetically Modified Foods

by jeeg 11. January 2012 21:14
Chinese researchers have found small pieces of ribonucleic acid (RNA) in the blood and organs of humans who eat rice. The Nanjing University-based team showed that this genetic material will bind to proteins in human liver cells and influence the uptake of cholesterol from the blood. The type... [More]

Concerns Are Raised About Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes

by jeeg 31. October 2011 19:58
The first release, which was discussed in a scientific paper published online on Sunday by the journal Nature Biotechnology, took place in the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean in 2009 and caught the international scientific community by surprise. Oxitec has subsequently released the mod... [More]

Groups petition FDA to require labeling of GMO food

by jeeg 5. October 2011 21:46
The Center for Food Safety said Tuesday it has filed a legal petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seeking mandatory labeling for foods made from genetically engineered crops, a move long opposed by big biotech companies.   "They should label the foods and let consumers kn... [More]

Hungary Destroys all Monsanto GMO Maize Fields

by jeeg 12. August 2011 20:42
Almost 1000 acres of maize found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds have been destroyed throughout Hungary deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognár said. The GMO maize has been ploughed under, but pollen has not spread from the maize, the ... [More]

Shock as GM declared 'halal'

by jeeg 5. August 2011 02:08
In December 2010, an international workshop for Islamic scholars was held in Penang, Malaysia on the theme “Agribiotechnology:  Shariah Compliance.”  The little publicized event was not attended by any of the NGO’s in Malaysia with a background in biotech issues.&nb... [More]
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