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DaveD

DaveD has written 384 posts for Vegan GMO

GMOs and Horizontal Gene Transfer

People reject genetically modified organisms as food (GMOs) for a variety of reasons, but the single most cited reason is the false belief that they are unhealthy. That specific belief also represents the single greatest disconnect between the opinion of scientists and of the general public in a 2015 Pew poll, greater than evolution, climate […]

Scientists Use Bacteria To Create Nano-Sized Electrical Wires

Scientists have genetically modified a common soil bacteria to create electrical wires that not only conduct electricity, but are thousands of times thinner than a human hair. Source: Biotechin.Asia- Your Biotech and healthcare hub

17 Questions About Glyphosate | Thoughtscapism

Many worry about pesticides for health or environmental reasons, and the most common target of general concern is undoubtedly glyphosate, the active ingredient in the famous weedkiller RoundUp. I find that the best thing to do when something worries me, is to find out more about it.  I’ve delved into the details behind the 17 […]

Could Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Save Hawaii’s Endangered Birds? – The New Yorker

Critics argue that altering genes could cause unknown effects, yet this technology may present the first genuine opportunity to protect vanishing species. Source: Could Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Save Hawaii’s Endangered Birds? – The New Yorker

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NeuroLogica Blog » Bt Brinjal – Destroying the Anti-GMO Narrative

The anti-GMO narrative – and that is what it is, a story – has several consistent elements. According to this narrative GMOs are poisonous, bad for farmers, and solely promoted by companies out to make money by controlling the food source and exploiting farmers and the public. The problem with this cartoon is that it […]

Cases of Dengue Drop 91 Percent Due to Genetically Modified Mosquitoes – Entomology Today

Using this technique, scientists have reduced the cases of dengue, which can be deadly, by 91% in a neighborhood called CECAP/Eldorado in the city Piracicaba, which is located in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. There were only 12 cases of dengue in the area, versus 133 cases the previous year. Surrounding areas also saw […]

Canola genetically engineered to produce commercially relevant amounts of omega-3 fatty acids – GENeS

Scientists from Dow AgroBiosciences have for the first time genetically engineered canola, a widely grown oilseed crop, to produce commercially relevant amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. Continue reading → Source: Canola genetically engineered to produce commercially relevant amounts of omega-3 fatty acids – GENeS

Golden Bread?

Metabolic Engineering of Wheat Provitamin A by Simultaneously Overexpressing CrtB and Silencing Carotenoid Hydroxylase (TaHYD) Increasing the provitamin A content in staple crops via carotenoid metabolic engineering is one way to address vitamin A deficiency. In this work a combination of methods was applied to specifically increase β-carotene content in wheat by metabolic engineering. Endosperm-specific […]

Can Algae Save the Orangutans?

A California company has developed an alternative to palm oil to avoid the deforestation wiping out rare wildlife. Source: Can Algae Save the Orangutans?

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