Tag: biotech

Biotech, Pharma, And Healthcare Firms Report High Levels of Cybersecurity Incidents and Fraud

By Sofia Adamson As documented in an international study for the 2017-18, Kroll Annual Global Fraud & Risk Report, cyber security and fraud threats continue to achieve high levels in the biotechnology, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals industry. 78% of respondents reported that their companies had encountered…

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European Commission Clears Bayer’s Acquisition of Monsanto With Conditions

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer. The merger is conditional on the divestiture of an extensive remedy package, which addresses the parties’ overlaps in seeds, pesticides and digital agriculture. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition…

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Biohacker Regrets Genetically Modifying Himself: “Somebody is Going to End Up Hurt”

By Markab Algedi, Natural Blaze Recently, some very bad publicity hit this new sort of biotech field, this CRISPR-type “biohacking” pioneered by young people from Silicon Valley. A guy named Aaron Traywick, a young CEO of biotech company Ascendance Biomedical took the stage at an Austin, Texas…

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Organic Rice Crop Yields Debunk Myth GMOs Are Needed to Feed the World

By Christina Sarich In India’s poorest state, farmers are setting world-breaking records growing rice and other staple foods, without the help of genetically modified organisms, and none of Monsanto’s billion-dollar herbicides. With the biotech industry claiming that the world can only be fed with heavily-doused…

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Big Biotech Looks to Make Third World Into West’s Genetically Modified Bread Basket

By Chris “Kikila” Perrin GMOs (or Genetically Modified Organisms) — perhaps one of the sacred cow topics of anti-neoliberal, anti-globalization activist discourse, they are as confusingly scientific as vaccines and carry with them just as fervent criticism and defense. For the most part, some of the…

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