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/

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/

Biotech Experts to Tackle Global Impact of GM Crops- Crop Biotech Update (October 21, ‘ 2020) | ISAAA.org

Biotech Experts to Tackle Global Impact of GM Crops- Crop Biotech Update (October 21, 2020) | ISAAA.org
— Read on www.isaaa.org/kc/cropbiotechupdate/article/default.asp