Push to reform EU biotech crop rules gains strength as some environmentalists, public officials endorse gene editing | Genetic Literacy Project

The latest sign that Europe’s opposition to crop biotechnology may be fading hit headlines late last month. On October 19, the EU’s agriculture ministers
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/11/23/europe-ready-for-crispr-eu-crop-biotech-opposition-may-be-fading-as-farm-officials-environmentalists-endorse-gene-editing/

Viewpoint: Politics and science in Europe: How the development of COVID-19 vaccines highlights ideological inconsistency and hypocrisy | Genetic Literacy Project

The announcement last week that Astra-Zeneca, a British-Swedish biopharmaceutical company had developed the third coronavirus vaccine to show promise in
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/11/30/viewpoint-politics-and-science-in-europe-how-the-development-of-covid-19-vaccines-highlights-ideological-inconsistency-and-hypocrisy/

Viewpoint: Despite its ‘social justice pretense’ agroecology promotes poverty in developing countries | Genetic Literacy Project

The world is made up of sunshine and butterflies, roses and rainbows. If we can stop Father Profit from raping Mother Nature, we’ll have this world we’ve
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/11/30/viewpoint-despite-its-social-justice-pretense-agroecology-promotes-poverty-in-developing-countries/

Battle over 15-year GMO ban extension rages in Peru as farmers breed and cultivate illegal biotech seed | Genetic Literacy Project

In the midst of a ferocious debate over the future of biotechnology in Latin America, the Peruvian Congress recently extended the
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/12/01/battle-over-15-year-gmo-ban-rages-in-peru-as-farmers-breed-and-cultivate-illegal-biotech-seed/

David v Goliath? What reporters and activists got wrong about 3 high-profile Monsanto patent suits | Genetic Literacy Project

nti-GMO folk hero and canola farmer Percy Schmeiser was the best-known avatar of the idea that Monsanto, now part of Bayer, went on a lawsuit spree
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/11/10/david-v-goliath-what-reporters-and-activists-got-wrong-about-3-high-profile-monsanto-patent-suits/

Overview of tools that help determine the quality of fresh produce

The bar is set high when it comes to quality of fresh produce and continues to be gradually lifted. “To meet today’s expectations of buyers and consumers, it is important for quality checks…
— Read on www.freshplaza.com/article/9266606/overview-of-tools-that-help-determine-the-quality-of-fresh-produce/

Scare talk debunked: GMOs, pesticides and antibiotics don’t make conventional food ‘ ” unsafe | Genetic Literacy Project

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently cautioned Americans not to fear their food. That’s an amazing thing for any public official
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/10/23/scare-talk-are-gmos-pesticides-and-antibiotics-making-conventional-food-unsafe/

Podcast: Anti-GMO ‘documentaries’; Cancel culture v Darwin? Biotech chestnut trees | Genetic Literacy Project

o-called ‘cancel culture’ has already taken down a handful of prominent scientists and philosophers, living and deceased. One evolutionary biologist warns
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/10/28/podcast-anti-gmo-documentaries-cancel-culture-takes-down-darwin-biotech-chestnut-trees/

Podcast: Polymerase chain reaction—The ‘transformative’ tool that sparked a genetics revolution | Genetic Literacy Project

In this episode we’re taking a look at the story and the characters behind one of the most transformative – and ubiquitous – techniques in modern molecular biology: the polymerase chain reaction.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/11/05/podcast-polymerase-chain-reaction-transformative-tool-that-sparked-the-genetics-revolution/