Friday, January 25, 2013

Biotechnology, GMOs in the News

Mark Lynas leaves anti-GM fold, converts to science
Mark Lynas is both an intellectual and a political activist. Earlier this month, he announced his conversion from foe to enthusiastic supporter of genetically modified crops.

Anti Ag Biotech Report Misrepresents the Findings of a Scientific Paper, according to a European Food Safety Authority 
Media reports have claimed a paper published in the  journal GM Crops and Food: Biotechnology in Agriculture and the Food Chain had discovered a previously unknown viral gene in commercial GM crops that may present a hazard to human health.The EFSA responds that Gene VI does not represent a new discovery of a viral gene nor does the presence of the gene indicate safety concerns in previously evaluated GMOs.

Anti Ag Biotech Activity in Mexico 
The National Union of Autonomous Regional Peasant Organizations (UNORCA) has issued "The Maize Manifesto: No to GMO Maiz" and has initiated a collective hunger strike held in front of the Angel of Independence monument in Mexico City.

What are your thoughts on GMOs?

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