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Scientists Against GMOs – Hear From Those Who Have Done the Research

Biotechnology has long tried to paint the critics of genetic engineering as anti-science. A great effort has been made to convince the public that …

The Pentagon is figuring out how to make bodies heal themselves

Humans are quite feeble. We break easily, and just about every part of us deteriorates as we age. But the Pentagon’s research division, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), hopes to fix that. Today (Oct. 5), the agency said it had selected seven research facilities—including MIT, …

Johns Hopkins University

Over Half of E.U. Countries Are Opting Out of GMOs

Sixteen countries have alerted the European Union that they want to opt out of E.U.-approved GM crops.<p>Members of the economic bloc have until Oct. 3 …

Agriculture

Dangerous Bt-Toxin Found in Monsanto’s GM Corn

<b>By Jeffrey Smith</b><p>When U.S. regulators approved Monsanto's genetically modified "Bt" corn, they knew it would add a deadly poison into our food supply. …

Dr. Philip Bereano on GMO’s or Genetically Modified Foods

Dr. Philip Bereano is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington and an engaged activist concerning genetically modified (GM) foods. His …

Everything You HAVE TO KNOW about Dangerous Genetically Modified Foods

Studies link genetically modified organisms (GMOs) with toxins, allergies, infertility, infant mortality, immune dysfunction, stunted growth, …

Russia halts imports of GMO corn after cancer study

Scientists will review French findings that Monsanto’s product causes tumors<p>Russia has suspended imports of Monsanto's genetically-modified corn in light of a French study which linked the crops to cancer.<p>Agence France-Presse reports:<p>Russia’s consumer-rights regulator Rospotrebnadzor asked …

What You Need to Know About Genetically Engineered Food

Myths and facts about health, corruption, and saving the world<p><i>The facts about health, corruption, and saving the world</i><p>Hamblin<p>American farmers started growing genetically engineered (GE) crops (which are also commonly referred to as "GMOs") in 1996, and now plant 165 million acres annually. Food …

GMO Health Risks: What The Scientific Evidence Says

Many Americans are concerned about the spread of genetically modified organisms throughout agriculture -- and the perception that some members of the …

We've Missed the Entire Point About GMO Food -- A Farmer Explains Why

When it comes to the subject of GMO (Genetically-Modified Organism) food, it's hard not to have an opinion. You might be skeptical or inquisitive, outraged or indifferent; perhaps more often than not, you feel a little of each. Still, there's growing consensus on the issue. A recent poll states …

Agriculture
Europe

‘Safety assessments of GMOs are non-existent’

US-based systems biologist Shiva Ayyadurai created a controversy recently by claiming that his studies had found that genetically modified soya bean …

Congress should listen to Americans' desire to label GMO foods | Opinion

<b>By Steve McDonnell</b><p>American consumers today are more interested in, and more knowledgeable about, the products they find on their store shelves. …

Genetically-Modified Organisms (GMOs) Have NOT Been Proven Safe

The resounding claim of GMO proponents is that GMOs have been proven safe. Some scientists are quite emphatic about this, such as Dr. Pamela Ronald from UC Davis, who says:<p>"Genetically engineered crops currently on the market are as safe to eat and safe for the environment as organic or …

Diabetes

Shocking GMO Ingredient Found in Baby Food

A shocking new report released Tuesday by the organization GMO Free USA found that Gerber’s food product known as “Graduates Lil’ Crunchies” contain …

Even CRISPR

A FEW years ago, molecular biologists made a breakthrough. By borrowing an antiviral mechanism called CRISPR-Cas9 from bacteria, they created an easy …

Genetics

How new rules could kill the vaping boom

When Randy Freer was trying to quit smoking, he wanted to try vaping—battery-operated devices that deliver nicotine by vaporizing liquids. (Some …

Cannabis

The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Carne Asada

To say "I'm going to develop a recipe for carne asada" is akin to saying "Bartender, get me a beer, please." The immediate follow-up is likely to be "I'm afraid you're going to have to be a bit more specific than that."<p><i>Carne asada</i> literally translates to "grilled beef," and, at its simplest, it can …

The Food Lab: Panzanella Salad Done Right

The temperature dial hit 107°F in my backyard in San Mateo last week, which meant only one thing for that Indian summer evening: salad for dinner. The fact that my neighbor down the street was gone for the weekend and had a backyard overflowing with tomatoes from a hyperactive raised-bed garden …

Italian Food

Everything you need to know about the new iPhone

Apple, as expected, unveiled its latest iPhone models today, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.<p>The biggest change is a new screen technology called “3D touch.”<p>The big idea: You can press a bit harder on the screen to activate hidden features in iOS. For example, pressing harder on the Camera app icon …

Mobile Technology
Middle East

How mindfulness plays havoc with memory

The practice can disrupt the brain’s ability to tell the difference between real and false memories, scientists find<p>Mindfulness, the form of meditation embraced by business leaders, celebrities and the NHS, might not be so beneficial for the mind after all, according to research.<p>The practice, which …

9to5Mac Editor Mark Gurman on the Apple iOS 9 Launch, Apple News and More

<i>On Wednesday Apple will announce iOS 9, two new phones and a hotly anticipated overhaul to Apple TV—at least, that’s according to the rumors we’ve read. One person who might know for sure is 9to5Mac Editor Mark Gurman.</i><p><i>While in high school, Gurman was the first to report on the release of the iPad.</i> …

Apple Unveils Cool, New Stuff

San Francisco Bay Area

Fake Uber drivers allegedly coax female passengers into cars

In two separate incidents, college students are allegedly lured into cars by men posing as drivers for the ride-hailing service.<p>Texas police are searching for a man who allegedly lured two female college students into his car by posing as an Uber driver, a potential black eye for a ride-hailing …

Crime

2016 Election: Washington Post Reporter Calls Race ‘Surreal’ and ‘Twisty-Turny’

<i>The 2016 race for president is fully underway. On the Democratic side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remains embroiled in an email controversy, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to rise in the polls, and Vice President Joe Biden is deciding whether or not to jump into the race. On</i> …