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GMOs and Democracy

The start of a comment made in response to my last post—“Maybe it is undemocratic but in this case…”—still bothers me. It also worries me when I hear plant molecular biologists say: “I would normally be in favor of labeling, … 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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Presentation on GE Foods and Sustainability

The presentation I gave at the Sacramento Sustainability Forum is now available on the Biotechsalon.com Resource page.  It contains photos of the point-of-purchase brochure that accompanied GE Flavr Savr™ tomatoes in U.S. grocery stores as well as information related to … Continue reading

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Genetically Engineered Foods: Past, Present, and Future

I’ll be giving a brief talk entitled “Genetically Engineered Foods: Past, Present, and Future” at the Sacramento Sustainability Forum (SSF) this Thursday evening, November 17th, in the Rubicon Room of the SMUD Customer Service Bldg in Sacramento.  Doors open at … Continue reading

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