Tag Archives: biotechnology

Monsanto’s call for GM foods to be labeled

GM Watch NOTE: Who could disagree with Monsanto when it tells us: “You have the right to know what you eat” and “We believe that products that come from biotechnology… should to be labeled.” And afterall, if Monsanto is genuinely … Continue reading

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Michio Kaku: The Biotech Revolution (BBC)

BBC/Evolution Documentaries Broadcast (2007) Genetics and biotechnology promise a future of unprecedented health and longevity: DNA screening could prevent many diseases, gene therapy could cure them and, thanks to lab-grown organs, the human body could be repaired as easily as … Continue reading

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Controlling protein function with nanotechnology

Gabrielle DeMarco EurekAlert Bio and nanotechnology experts at Rensselaer discover how different nanomaterial surfaces affect proteins. Troy, N.Y. – A new study led by nanotechnology and biotechnology experts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is providing important details on how proteins in … Continue reading

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Ghana’s law on GM foods finally gets Presidential Assent

Ghana Business News The Biosafety Act which has spent four years in Parliament has finally received Presidential Assent, thus becoming a complete law. The Law, from the Biosafety Act, 831, 2011 will enable Ghana to allow the application of biotechnology … Continue reading

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Dilemma: When 1 Drug Treats 2 Diseases

Amy Dockser Marcus Wall Street Journal A drug used to treat multiple sclerosis has also been shown to slow the progression of Lou Gehrig’s disease in mice, a nonprofit biotechnology company plans to announce Tuesday. Now, scientists face a dilemma. … Continue reading

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Needs No Introduction: The politics of climate change

Pat Mooney Rabble Pat Mooney is the author and co-author of several books on the politics of biotechnology and biodiversity, and the award-winning director of the ETC Group. This week he spoke about whether we should trust the system that … Continue reading

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Brazil to lead world in biotech crops: association

France 24 Brazil is on course to overtake the United States as the world’s top producer of biotech crops in the coming years, a leading promoter of farm biotechnology said Tuesday. The United States currently holds the lead with 69 … Continue reading

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The seed emergency: The threat to food and democracy

Vandana Shiva Al Jazeera Patenting seeds has led to a farming and food crisis – and huge profits for US biotechnology corporations. The seed is the first link in the food chain – and seed sovereignty is the foundation of … Continue reading

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Will TPP open the door to Frankenstein food in Japan?

Hugh Ashton Majirox News TOKYO (majirox news) — Genetically modified crops and organisms (GM and GMOs), according to their promoters, offer greater efficiency in production, resistance against disease and pests, and overall greater profitability for all. On the face of … Continue reading

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Indian Government Sues Monsanto over GM Eggplant

Source: Liberation News / Youtube The Indian government is suing Monsanto, charging that the biotechnology company is stealing Indian plants in order to genetically modify them and create products it can then patent and sell for profit. A public outcry … Continue reading

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