Synthetic-biology firms shift focus

by jeeg 30. January 2014 22:09
Plain old vanilla doesn’t impress Neil Goldsmith, chief executive of Evolva, a synthetic-biology company based in Reinach, Switzerland. This year, his company will release a product that has been created by genetically modified yeast that converts sugars to vanillin. It will be the first... [More]

Kickstarter says it consulted scientists before banning genetically-modified organisms

by jeeg 12. August 2013 18:49
Kickstarter waded right into the center of the ongoing debate over how genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) should be regulated last week, when the crowdfunding website quietly altered its rules to prohibit creators of all future projects from handing out GMOs as rewards to their backers.... [More]

Who's in the Obama Administration?

by jeeg 21. February 2011 23:54
Tom Vilsack, USDA Secretary As Iowa Governor, Tom Vilsack was a leading advocate for Monsanto, genetic engineering, and factory farming. President Obama proudly lauded his new Agriculture Secretary for "promoting biotech." Vilsack has, in fact, promoted the most controversial and dange... [More]
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