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Time To Talk “Conflicts of Interest” In Relation to GMOs

Scientific conflicts of interest have been in the news a lot lately. For example, a federal judge recently ruled that various members of the FDA’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee had conflicts of interest and, consequently, the chairman and three … Continue reading

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Exposure of Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and Land-Phase Amphibians to Dow Agrosciences’ Pesticide Cocktail?

I’ve already expressed my concern over the fact that U.S. government agencies recently unleashed a ticking bomb with regard to the genetically engineered (GE) “superweed” problem we’re already experiencing in the United States when the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) … Continue reading

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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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EPA Poised to Repeat Superweed Mistake

Twenty years ago scientists debated whether genetically engineering crops to be resistant to herbicides would lead to “superweeds” tolerant of those herbicides. That debate is no longer hypothetical. We now know, based on the rapid development of glyphosate-resistant superweeds, that … Continue reading

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The 411 on Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered Sweet Corn

Here’s a piece I wrote about Monsanto’s genetically engineered sweet corn that was posted on Tom Philpott’s Mother Jones blog earlier today: Genetically engineered (GE) sweet corn is being sold at a Walmart near you. And because that company has said it sees … Continue reading

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Crop Genetic Engineering, Warts and All

This is a paper I wrote that was published by PBGworks October 26, 2012: Crop genetic engineering is a powerful technology that is helping scientists reveal how genes and genomes function. It could also be used to solve important global … Continue reading

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On the Right to Know What We’re Buying

Here is the text of an op-ed piece I wrote that was published in the Davis Enterprise on September 20, 2012: Proposition 37, “The California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act,” was not written “to authorize a whole new … Continue reading

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