The latest in health news: The very first GMO wasn't grown by a big corporation or in a lab, it came form Mother Nature, autism rates are not on the rase, but detection is, and a Texas high school without a sex-ed program is seeing an outbreak of chlamydia.
Bioengineered crops save lives, so why are so many against it? The CDC has good news on vaccination rates in the U.S., but we're not at 100% yet. More Ebola fears, this time, a community takes it a bit too far.
Two recent stories may have rendered the old saw, one step forward, two steps backwards obsolete. And not by a little. In fact, it would not be incorrect to adjust the numbers a bit. Such as: one step forward, two-and-a-half billion steps back, because this is the combined population of China and India two of the places where significantly more food will be required to feed their rapidly-growing countries. Together, they comprise 36 percent of the earth s population.
Dr. Matthew V. DiLeo and colleagues from Cornell University analyzed the biochemical footprints of a variety of tomatoes, some of which had been genetically engineered to ripen more slowly than usual, and compared those to the footprints of conventional varieties (both modern and heirloom types).
Food and You: Feeding The World With Modern Agricultural Biotechnology by American Council on Science and Health
GM Press Release March 2014
An ad hoc organization Allow Golden Rice Now will continue its quest to end fear and agenda-driven opposition to Golden Rice with a weekend protest in Vancouver.
In a front-page article in the New York Times entitled Golden Rice: Lifesaver, national correspondent Amy Harmon sums up the superstition and activist-generated controversy surrounding golden rice