Tag: genetic engineering

Gene Editing vs. Alternative Technology

By Brian Berletic Ed Yong in his article, “New Zealand’s War on Rats Could Change the World,” helped frame an ongoing debate over using genetically modified organisms (GMOs) altered through gene-editing technology to eradicate pests. In this particular case, the problem is rats and other invasive predatory mammals that endanger New Zealand’s native bird populations….

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Why Were Vatican And RC Church Hierarchies NOT Unnerved About Infertility “Ingredients” In WHO’s African Tetanus Vaccine Campaign?

By Catherine J. Frompovich The Roman Catholic Church has strict rules and unyielding dogma regarding religious beliefs and congregants practices but, unfortunately, seems to turn a deaf ear and a blind eye and subscribes to “going along to get along” especially regarding the pseudosciences regarding GMO ‘phood’ [1], and what the medical industry submits as…

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Canada Rules GM Salmon Needs Testing Before Commercial Production Rollo Bay, PEI Site

  Canada’s federal government says GM salmon needs scientific assessment before commercial production at Rollo Bay, PEI Despite reports that no federal assessment is necessary before growing genetically modified (GM) Atlantic salmon at Rollo Bay in PEI, the government has confirmed that the company AquaBounty does not yet have federal approval to commercially produce GM…

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The People Told USDA NO to GE Trees, Biotech Retreats

USDA Receives Near Unanimous Public Rejection of Genetically Engineered Trees NEW YORK – New Zealand-owned tree biotechnology company ArborGen [1] faces near unanimous opposition to commercial deregulation of their genetically engineered eucalyptus trees. On 5 July, the US Department of Agriculture received an astounding 280,000 individual comments, as well as 500 organizations representing millions of people…

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What Could Possibly Go Wrong When Google Releases Millions of “Lab-Made” Mosquitoes in Fresno?

By Daisy Luther Sometimes you have to think that scientists don’t ever read science fiction, and thus have not even contemplated all the things that could go wrong when they do something like creating 20 million mosquitoes in a laboratory, infecting them with a bacteria, and then releasing those mosquitoes in Fresno, California. First of…

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Call for Canadian Grocery Stores to Reject GM Foods Since Parliament Shot Down Labeling Vote

Groups Call on Grocery Stores to Reject GM Fish and Produce as Parliament Votes Down Mandatory Labeling for GM Foods OTTAWA, May 17, 2017 – Public interest groups the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network and Vigilance OGM, are expressing profound disappointment that Members of Parliament voted down Private Member’s Bill C-291 for mandatory labeling of genetically modified (GM, also called genetically engineered) foods. Polls…

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World’s First GM Fish Factory Could Be In Canada

OTTAWA, April 26, 2017 – The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN), Ecology Action Centre, and GMO Free PEI have become aware of an application to the Prince Edward Island government from the biotechnology company AquaBounty that reveals the company’s intention to raise genetically modified (GM or genetically engineered) Atlantic salmon in PEI. If approved, this…

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Houston Officials In Talks to Release GE Mosquitoes

By Heather Callaghan, Editor The British biotech company – Oxitec – didn’t successfully launch its genetically engineered mosquitoes in Key Haven, Florida late last year. So, much like the altered mosquitoes they want to spread in the U.S., the company is buzzing to find another way in. Harris County, Texas, officials are in negotiations with…

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