GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe
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Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Coffee Risk versus caffeine Hazard
We need to understand that hazards do not always pose a high risk. More importantly we need to recognize when familiar hazards pose une...
Monday, June 04, 2018
Are Non-Target Mutations via CRISPR in Plants a Concern? – Out-of-the-Box
Paul Vincelli I provide outreach on GE crops for the University of Kentucky, so I am very attentive to questions of risks and benefits regar...
An Overview of Attitudes Toward Genetically Engineered Food | Annual Review of Nutrition
Abstract Genetically engineered food has had its DNA, RNA, or proteins manipulated by intentional human intervention. We provide an overview...
Friday, May 25, 2018
Would Rachel Carson eat organic?
‘Silent Spring’ author Rachel Carson testifies before a Senate Government Operations Subcommittee in Washington, D.C...
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Is organic really better for the environment than conventional agriculture? - Our World in Data
As the total global population continues to rise and economic growth drives a transition towards more resource-intensive diets , a growin...
Friday, May 18, 2018
Recovering the Original Intentions of Risk Assessment and Management of Genetically Modified Organisms in the European Union
Dennis Eriksson * Department of Plant Breeding, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden Early Drafting of the GMO Regu...
Tillage focus: GM potato study - see the results here - Agriland
The environmental impact of potato production can be reduced by 95% by using a genetically modified (GM) blight-resistant potato in combi...
Monday, May 14, 2018
All science should inform policy and regulation. John P. A. Ioannidis at PLoS
Our society will benefit from using the best available science for governmental regulation and policy. One can only applaud when governm...
Natural GMOs Part 273. Early life experience drives structural variation of neural genomes in mice | Science
Abstract The brain is a genomic mosaic owing to somatic mutations that arise throughout development. Mobile genetic elements, includi...
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War - Wizards vs. The Prophet
Last week, I was under the rock that everyone talks about and didn’t get to see Avengers: Infinity War until a couple of days ago. (Mild...
HPV vaccine prevents cancer despite anti-vaccine fear, uncertainty, doubt
Skeptical Raptor on the Job: The fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) campaign, a disinformation tool used by the anti-vaccine religion...
Monday, May 07, 2018
Recovering the Original Intentions of Risk Assessment and Management of Genetically Modified Organisms in the European Union | Bioengineering and Biotechnology
Shifting Focus to Organisms and Their Traits Highly recommended reading There is much unnecessary confusion nowadays on whether th...
I watched an entire Flat Earth Convention for my research – here's what I learnt
dsom/Shutterstock.com Harry T Dyer , University of East Anglia Speakers recently flew in from around...
Friday, May 04, 2018
Natural GMOs Part 272. Cells Talk in a Language That Looks Like Viruses | Quanta Magazine
Raw Materials for Evolution When the neuroscientist Jason Shepherd and his postdoc Elissa Pastuzyn at the University of Utah began tryi...
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Natural GMOs Part 271. The Elephant. There is a virus derived gene in elephants
Highlights • Endogenous adeno-associated virus elements derived from the rep gene were found in elephants. • The elements (e...
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