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EPA Expresses Concern Regarding Potential Development of 2,4-D-Resistant Weeds

I am not surprised that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) went ahead and registered Enlist Duo™, Dow Agrosciences’ pesticide cocktail made for spraying on corn and soybean crops genetically engineered (GE) to be tolerant of it. Disappointed, yes. Surprised? … Continue reading

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Why test GE Bananas on U.S. citizens?

According to a recent NPR article, “Somewhere in Iowa, volunteers are earning $900 apiece by providing blood samples after eating” bananas that have been genetically engineered (GE) to produce levels of pro-vitamin A some 5-6 times higher than levels in … Continue reading

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Rebuttal to Statements Against SB 1381, The California GE Labeling Bill

Senator Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) has introduced a bill, SB 1381, which would require genetically engineered (GE) foods in California’s retail grocery stores to be labeled starting in 2016. I’m in favor of this bill because, as stated in its … Continue reading

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More Scientific Evidence Is Needed For GE Crop Debate

In addition to the apparent lack of scientific follow-up on the long-term rat-feeding study of Monsanto’s NK603 genetically engineered (GE) corn carried out by Séralini et al., I found various comments among the many letters to the editor of the … Continue reading

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Should Monsanto be the Target?

As I read about the protests held against Monsanto worldwide recently, I found myself wondering: is Monsanto the appropriate target for these protests? I know there are reasons people are unhappy with Monsanto. One is that during California’s most recent … Continue reading

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Regulating Genetically Engineered Crops in the U.S.: Forcing a Square Technology Peg into a Round Regulatory Hole

Despite what you may have read in The New York Times or on Monsanto’s website or in books like some written by former regulatory officials, current regulation of genetically engineered (GE) crops in the United States is not necessarily “burdensome” … Continue reading

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Genetically Engineered Proteins Regulated as Food Additives: Another Very Short List

Regulation of most genetically engineered (GE) foods is currently not required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  However, because many developers of GE foods have voluntarily consulted with the FDA about their products (and records of those consultations … Continue reading

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