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GM now organic

News

13th June, 2007

Organic food can now contain almost 1 per cent genetically modified content, thanks to a new ruling by the EU. more...
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Government committee wants to see more GM crops

News

4th May, 2007

A government committee has suggested that ministers and policy makers look more favourably upon genetically modified (GM) crops if they can be shown to have an environmental benefit. more...
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Playing God

Hope Shand, Jim Thomas and Kathy Jo Wetter

1st May, 2007

Scientists are on the brink of creating the world’s first artificial life form – a living organism never before found in nature. They promise solutions to everything from malaria to climate change. Salvation? Or a step too far? more...
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GM mosquito tipped to fight malaria

News

20th March, 2007

A genetically modified mosquito is being hailed as the route to tackling malaria, a disease which kills more than one million people every year. more...
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Report shows organic better than GM

News

15th March, 2007

A report released by Friends of the Earth yesterday shows that ‘environment-friendly’ farming - including organics - creates more jobs, uses fewer resources and is more profitable than farming using genetically modified (GM) crops. more...
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Dolly's long goodbye

Jonathan Matthews

15th February, 2007

Four years since the death of Dolly the cloned sheep, her legacy very much lives on... more...
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GM Potatoes – Facts and Fictions

Andy Rees

22nd September, 2006

In August 2006, German chemicals company BASF applied to start GM potato field trials
in Cambridge and Derbyshire as early as next spring. The GM industry is making many
claims about this product, but are these based on the truth? Andy Rees investigates
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Why don't we discuss human population control?

David Nicholson-Lord

22nd September, 2006

David Nicholson-Lord explains why trying to discuss human population growth these days is like placing your head on a stand at a coconut shy more...

Imagine…food without pesticides …seeds without patents …a future without Monsanto

John Hepburn

1st September, 2004

Monsanto’s global website says: ‘Imagine innovative agriculture that creates "incredible" things today.’ Actually, I think most of us are more interested in ‘credible’ things when it comes to agriculture. Like food that people can trust is safe. And crops that meet the needs of the farmers that grow them. The Monsanto slogan used to be ‘food, health, hope’. As if this wasn’t absurd enough, it has now been changed to ‘Imagine™’. John Lennon must be turning in his grave. more...
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Some GM questions answered

The Ecologist

1st July, 2003

Why are GM crops being grown, how are plants genetically modified, where is it being cultivated, who’s in control and what is being researched and developed? more...
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Soya Republic

Ben Backwell

1st February, 2003

As the people of Argentina are driven by economic collapse to the point of starvation, a new solution is being imposed upon them. Ben Backwell reports on a country being force fed genetically modified soya designed not for humans, but for cattle

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Genetics and conservation

Malcolm Tait

22nd December, 2000

The promise that cloning will be a boon to conservation is, says Malcolm Tait, a complete cop-out more...

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Monsanto: A checkered history

Brian Tokar

1st September, 1998

Is Monsanto the “clean and green” company its advertisements promote, or is the new image merely a product of clever public relations?
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