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FrankenFoodFacts: Genetically modified dengue fighters

FrankenFoodFacts: Genetically modified dengue fighters.

Anti-GMO activists in Bangladesh tell lies to farmers and the media | Bt Brinjal

Anti-GMO activists in Bangladesh tell lies to farmers and the media | Bt Brinjal.

GMO Soy

Typically, when a genetically modified crop is developed, it undergoes safety tests to ensure that (1) its chemical composition and nutrition are not significantly different from those of its conventional counterparts; (2) the only detectable differences in proteins between the two varieties arise from the inserted gene(s); (3) those proteins are not toxic, even at […]

Bt Toxin

A bacteria species called Bacillus thuringiensis, which occurs naturally in the soil, manufactures a poison called Bt toxin. It seems to target plant pests, such as the European corn borer, almost exclusively. Corn and cotton have also been genetically engineered to express the Bt toxin, making the plants poisonous to pests but not to humans. […]

Roundup (Glyphosate)

Farm workers and chemical workers suffer from the highest levels of exposure to pesticides, usually from inadequate protection and misuse of chemicals. Often, the workers are not educated about how to protect themselves or aren’t provided with adequate protective gear. Also, labor laws and protections for workers vary from country to country, and illiteracy and […]

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