Posts Tagged ‘GMO’

February 15th, 2017 - 7:05 am § in Environment, Misc.

More than 100 Nobel laureates have a message for Greenpeace: Quit the G.M.O.-bashing

GMOStop Bashing G.M.O. Foods, More Than 100 Nobel Laureates Say   By NIRAJ CHOKSHI New York Times JUNE 30, 2016 Genetically modified organisms and foods are a safe way to meet the demands of a ballooning global population, the 109 laureates wrote in a letter posted online and officially unveile[...]

November 19th, 2015 - 1:40 am § in Misc.

Charlie James on Watermelon

This is my favorite fruit and I had no idea what the original looked like until selective breeding was used to create what we eat now. A 17th-Century Stanchi Painting Reveals the Rapid Change in Watermelons through Selective Breeding Giovanni Stanchi (Rome c. 1645-1672). Oil on canvas. 38 5/8 x 52½[...]

February 24th, 2015 - 2:05 am § in Hypocrisy

For those afraid of GMO …here come the Robocows!

Der Spiegel: Robotic Milk Production Takes Over Smaller dairy farms in Germany are rapidly disappearing, and with EU quotas on milk production set to expire next year, the process is likely to accelerate. The only way to survive is to turn cows into machines and keep them away from the meadow. By Jo[...]

February 22nd, 2015 - 1:44 pm § in Misc.

For Those Worried about GMO .. try this!

China Exclusive: Chinese scientists cultivate high-yield salt-resistant rice Chinese scientists have cultivated a high-yield salt-resistant rice variety that boasts an output of six tonnes per hectare.[...]

January 6th, 2014 - 10:44 am § in Misc.

The GMO Hysteria

The NY Times has an excellent piece about the passing of a GMO ban in Hawaii The sad truth about the debate over GMO is that the opponents, largely from the left,  are so illiterate about science that they have as their partners the radical right . .  One amazing example showed up last week [&hell[...]

October 29th, 2013 - 4:14 am § in Science, The Ave Scene

GMOs for safety

About 2/3rds of the way through this video on high tech safety, watch how UW scientists, working with colleagues at U Colorado show how bacteria can add new genes to plants! These genes are designed to detect bombs at the airports![...]