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Disappointment in the First 25 Years of GMO Foods

The world’s first, commercially available GMO (genetically modified organism) created for human or animal food was first sold in U.S. grocery stores twenty-five years ago today. I can still remember the excitement my colleagues and I at Calgene, Inc. felt as … Continue reading

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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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