The most common variety of banana, the seedless Cavendish, is under threat from a fungus known as Fusarium wilt. The Wall Street Journal reports that research projects are under way around the globe to find a replacement using (you guessed it) genetic modification.
Reason magazine recently looked back at an Economist article published during 2002 that highlighted the ban on the importation of American food that was made from genetically modified organisms (GMO's). Consequenty, the lives of 15 million Africans were put at risk and the population of countries who banned GMO's had been consuming them for many … Continue reading Green-backed European GMO ban is killing Africans
Showtime show hosts and magicians Penn & Teller demonstrate the disinformation by environmentalists about genetically modified foods and why organic food is bullshit.
There is a lot of information and misinformation about GMOs in our food chain. In this StarTalk interview, radio host and scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks to Food Evolution filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy and plant geneticist Pamela Ronald to understand some of the fact-based science around this controversial topic.
A very good podcast at The Genetic Literacy Project Today’s genomics explosion has foundations in seminal discoveries in molecular biology almost 50 years ago. Taking Biotech guest Sir Richard Roberts was a pivotal figure in a number of these areas. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1993 as a co-discoverer of the intron, a … Continue reading Nobel Laureates: Greenpeace is “killing people” with false claims about golden rice
Ecologist and environmentalist Stewart Brand presents thought-provoking solutions for producing a society based on a vision he has of sustainability. Brand does subscribe to human-induced climate change, but advocates for realistic, science-based solutions to address it. He has been very critical of the environmentalist movement, respectfully, and his proposals are detailed in his book Whole … Continue reading Rethinking Green: Toward a realistic environmentalism
Emmy-winning filmmaker Cyrus Sutton has made a film titled Island Earth which is, according to Modern Farmer pitched as being a movie about the complicated ways of farming in Hawaii. The film is said to highlight ancient, regenerative farming methods as a means of the island state to reduce the amount of food it imports and … Continue reading Environmentalist filmmaker makes anti-food system, GMO film
Kurzgesagt asks the question: Are GMOs bad for your health? Or is this fear unfounded?
During Easter, a Monsanto research facility was bombed with several small, explosive incendiary devices (ex: Molotov cocktails) in Olmeneta, Italy. According to Science magazine the attack was done to protest GMO research. Fortunately, no one was hurt but a section of the laboratories that contained experimental seeds was nearly destroyed. Damage estimated by the center's … Continue reading Monsanto research center bombed in Italy
A 2006 research piece on the safety of genetically modified foods (GMO's) has been flagged by a scientific journal named animal due to concerns over the potential for manipulated data. Retraction Watch reveals that a manuscript of a scientific study headed by University of Milan animal nutrition researcher Federico Infascelli who tested the blood of … Continue reading Scientific journal flags GMO paper due to manipulated data concerns