Editing human embryos is genetics' new battleground

by jeeg 16. March 2015 21:04
  Replacing faulty genes in early human embryos and germ cells is within our grasp. Such changes affect DNA in the nucleus and so would be heritable; ultimately, they could be used to make a genetically modified baby. There are already reports that groups in China, the US and the biotech in... [More]

Ben & Jerry's Will Stop Using Genetically-Modified Ingredients, Company Says

by jeeg 5. June 2013 20:46
Ben & Jerry's is removing a controversial ingredient from its ice cream: Genetically-modified organisms. As of now, only 80% of Ben & Jerry's ingredients are sourced non-GMO, according to the ice cream maker. But by the end of the year, the company aims to completely phase out genetically... [More]

Indian Parliamentary committee slams regulatory system on GM crops

by jeeg 9. August 2012 23:17
The parliamentary committee on agriculture has strongly criticised the regulatory system on genetically modified (GM) crops in the country, calling it inadequate and ineffective. Speaking to Down To Earth soon after tabling the report in the Lok Sabha on August 9, chairperson of the 31-mem... [More]

Do You Think GMOs Should Be Labelled?

by jeeg 12. October 2011 19:33
In a country that labels everything from cosmetics to cleaning agents, it’s surprising that there are no laws in the U.S. requiring labeling of genetically engineered foods. Yet 93% of Americans believe GE foods should be labeled.   We don’t think that’s right.... [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]

Indian National Biodiversity Authority to take action against Bt Brinjal biopiracy

by jeeg 10. August 2011 20:04
The development of Bt Brinjal was a case of biopiracy, according to the National Biodiversity Authority (NBA). According to sources, the NBA has finally concluded its year-long investigation and recommended action against the U.S. agribusiness giant, Monsanto, and its Indian collaborators, who... [More]

Genetically Modified Beagle Glows

by jeeg 5. August 2011 19:14
A genetically modified female beagle named Tegon glows bright fluorescent green under ultraviolet light, according to a paper published in the journal Genesis. In the scientific record books, Tegon joins a red fluorescent puppy named Ruppy and Mr. Green Genes the cat as all being human-modifi... [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]

Monsanto official Beaten by farmers in India over Failed GMO Bt Cotton Seeds

by jeeg 2. August 2011 19:09
We have reported in the past an alarming suicide rate among farmers in India that is connected to the failure of American GMO (genetically modified organism) cotton seeds. Monsanto, the U.S. company responsible for Agent Orange, a cancer-causing chemical sprayed on the jungles of Vietnam, is... [More]

Alaska Sens. introduce 'Frankenfish' ban

by jeeg 4. February 2011 22:53
U.S. Senators Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) formally reintroduced legislation to the 112th Congress to ban genetically engineered salmon. The senators included a companion bill that would require labeling the fish as such in the event they are allowed on the shelves. ... [More]
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