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Independent Science News - 2019-04-15 - Original post - cached version

By Hans Muilerman and Jonathan Latham, PhD Current EU regulations forbid human exposure to pesticides that are classified as mutagenic, carcinogenic, reprotoxic (toxic for reproduction), persistent or capable of disrupting endocrine systems. By virtue of ...

Independent Science News - 2019-01-29 - Original post - cached version

by Jonathan Latham, PhD Researchers who work on GMO crops are developing special “artificial diet systems”. The stated purpose of these new diets is to standardise the testing of the Cry toxins, often used in ...

Independent Science News - 2019-01-14 - Original post - cached version

By Elizabeth Henderson “For Sale” signs have replaced “Dairy of Distinction” on the last two dairy farms on the road I drive to town. The farm crisis of the 1980’s that never really went away ...

Independent Science News - 2018-12-06 - Original post - cached version

by Ramon Seidler, PhD The Macron Government of France is offering its farmers a way out of glyphosate dependency within the next 3 years. Millions have been following European discussions on the possible ban (or ...

Independent Science News - 2018-11-27 - Original post - cached version

by Jonathan Latham, PhD (This article is reprinted from Truthout.) “Whether the challenge is low-yield crops in Africa or low graduation rates in Los Angeles, we listen and learn,” states the website of the Bill and Melinda ...

Independent Science News - 2018-10-08 - Original post - cached version

By Caius Rommens Genetic engineering isn’t everyone’s childhood dream. Even I didn’t care for it when I started studying biology at the University of Amsterdam, but my professor explained it was an acquired taste and ...

Independent Science News - 2018-06-11 - Original post - cached version

by Salvatore Ceccarelli Science has recently begun associating the decline of biodiversity with the increase of inflammatory diseases. These range from inflammatory bowel disease, to ulcerative colitis, to cardiovascular disorders, to various liver diseases and ...

Independent Science News - 2018-06-04 - Original post - cached version

by Allison Wilson, PhD and Jonathan Latham, PhD The biotech industry and its supporters have promoted GMO Golden Rice for decades as an urgently needed solution to vitamin A deficiency. But, in a surprising twist, ...

Independent Science News - 2018-03-05 - Original post - cached version

by Claire Robinson A Monsanto genetically modified (GMO) maize, called MON89034, caused kidney disease and bladder stones in rats in industry tests performed in 2007. Several EU member states, including Germany, Belgium, Austria, and France, ...

Independent Science News - 2018-02-18 - Original post - cached version

by Allison Wilson, PhD It was the first day of two weeks’ voting. The rural alpine municipality of Mals was about to consider a revolutionary possibility – a vote for a “Pesticide Free Mals.” A “yes” ...

Independent Science News - 2018-02-12 - Original post - cached version

By Evaggelos Vallianatos When I entered the Office of Pesticide Programs of the US Environmental Protection Agency in May 1979, I knew practically nothing about pesticides. Though I had taken classes in chemistry in college ...

Independent Science News - 2017-12-12 - Original post - cached version

By William Sanjour In 1978 I was a branch chief in the newly created Hazardous Waste Management Division of EPA. I was charged with supervising the drafting of regulations to implement the hazardous waste portion of ...

Independent Science News - 2017-12-04 - Original post - cached version

by Jonathan Latham, PhD The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation this year paid a PR firm called Emerging Ag $1.6 million to recruit a covert coalition of academics to manipulate a UN decision-making process over ...

Independent Science News - 2017-11-27 - Original post - cached version

by Jonathan Latham, PhD The ecology of Planet Earth is rapidly collapsing under a rising tide of toxic pollution and plastic waste as, in every sector of the economy, natural products and methods are replaced ...

Independent Science News - 2017-11-14 - Original post - cached version

Petra Sorge (BuzzFeed Contributor) On 17 November 1953 a catastrophic accident took place at a German chemical plant owned by BASF (Badische Anilin und Soda-Fabrik). Production went badly out of control and dozens of workers ...

Independent Science News - 2017-11-01 - Original post - cached version

In a presentation yesterday at Cornell, Alliance for Science Director, Sarah Evanega, revealed that her organisation had received “a renewed contribution” of $6.4 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Originally endowed with $5.6 ...

Independent Science News - 2017-10-25 - Original post - cached version

by Allison Wilson, PhD. GMO Golden Rice is promoted as a potent tool to alleviate vitamin A deficiency. However, Indian researchers now report that the genes needed to produce it have unintended effects. When they ...

Independent Science News - 2017-10-21 - Original post - cached version

by Steve Smith, Chairman of Save Our Crops Coalition. On October 13th, an EPA press release announced the agency’s decision to allow the use of dicamba herbicides during the 2018 growing season for post-emergent weed ...

Independent Science News - 2017-10-09 - Original post - cached version

Is the supposed safety advantage of GMO crops over conventional chemical pesticides a mirage? According to biotech lore, the Bt pesticides introduced into many GMO food crops are natural proteins whose toxic activity extends only to narrow groups of insect species. Therefore, says the industry,...

Independent Science News - 2017-08-14 - Original post - cached version

by Steven Druker For more than twenty years, many eminent scientists and scientific institutions have routinely claimed that genetically modified foods are safe. And because of the perceived authority of their pronouncements, most government officials ...

Independent Science News - 2017-07-27 - Original post - cached version

by Rebekah Wilce The world of independent chemical testing has a shiny veneer. The public is reassured that chemicals they’re exposed to on a daily basis are certified by technicians in spotless white lab coats ...

Independent Science News - 2017-07-19 - Original post - cached version

by Jonathan Latham, PhD The British non-profit GMWatch recently revealed the agribusiness takeover of Conabia, the National Advisory Committee on Agricultural Biotechnology of Argentina. Conabia is the GMO assessment body of Argentina. According to GMWatch, ...

Independent Science News - 2017-06-26 - Original post - cached version

by Jonathan Latham, PhD and Allison Wilson, PhD Genetically engineered (GE) bacteria have been found in riboflavin vitamin supplements intended for animal feed use according to newly published EU tests. Contamination of food grade or ...

Independent Science News - 2017-03-21 - Original post - cached version

by Jonathan Latham, PhD Many people date the DNA revolution to the discovery of its structure by James Watson and Francis Crick in 1953. But really it began thirty years before, conceived by the Rockefeller ...

Independent Science News - 2017-03-13 - Original post - cached version

by Meredith Rector (Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations (CUSLAR)) Growing mangoes in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca has racked up an enormous socio-political expense for the region far greater than the price tag on ...

Independent Science News - 2017-02-13 - Original post - cached version

by Jonathan Latham, PhD One of the central issues of our day is how to safely manage the outputs of industrial innovation. Novel products incorporating nanotechnology, biotechnology, rare metals, microwaves, novel chemicals, and more, enter ...

Independent Science News - 2017-02-06 - Original post - cached version

by Jonathan Latham, PhD Test your understanding of the living world with this simple question. What kind of large biomolecule is found in all living organisms? If your answer is “DNA”, you are incorrect. Many ...

Independent Science News - 2017-01-30 - Original post - cached version

by Robert G. Wallace Multiple outbreaks of deadly H5 bird flu are decimating poultry across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The epidemic, moving across Eurasia in wave after wave, follows an eruption of H5N2 ...

Independent Science News - 2017-01-24 - Original post - cached version

by Jonathan Latham, PhD The GMO labeling issue has quieted down some but there is still plenty to discuss. Just this week the USDA proposed to redefine GMOs with new loopholes for gene editing. However, ...

Independent Science News - 2016-10-04 - Original post - cached version

by Jonathan Latham, PhD Who would have thought that at Cornell University, arguably the most highly regarded agricultural university in the world, no scientist would speak for the benefits and safety of GMOs? Perhaps I ...

Independent Science News - 2016-09-20 - Original post - cached version

by Jonathan Latham, PhD In 1381, for the first and only time, the dreaded Tower of London was captured from the King of England. The forces that seized it did not belong to a foreign ...

Independent Science News - 2016-08-21 - Original post - cached version

by Steven M. Druker, J.D. Although it purports to be based on solid science and the open flow of information on which science depends, the massive venture to reconfigure the genetic core of the world’s ...

Independent Science News - 2016-08-10 - Original post - cached version

by Angelika Hilbeck and Hans Herren The recent Nobel laureates’ letter accusing Greenpeace of a “crime against humanity” for opposing genetically modified (GMO) golden rice reveals a deep division not only between civil societies and ...

Independent Science News - 2016-08-08 - Original post - cached version

by Almuth Ernsting Subsidies intended for next-generation cellulosic ethanol production are to be applied to a trivial improvement to corn ethanol refining technologies. Since cellulosic ethanol qualifies for much higher subsidies, this will significantly increase ...

Independent Science News - 2016-08-01 - Original post - cached version

My name is Robert, and I am a Cornell University undergraduate student. However, I’m not sure if I want to be one any more. Allow me to explain. Cornell, as an institution, appears to be ...

Independent Science News - 2016-07-11 - Original post - cached version

by Ted Greiner, PhD What better way to discredit your critics than to rope in 107 naive Nobel Prize winners (all without relevant expertise) to criticize your opposition? But such tactics are not new. Long ...

Independent Science News - 2016-07-01 - Original post - cached version

by Jonathan Latham, PhD Greenpeace was denied entrance yesterday (June 30) to a National Press Club Event in Washington, DC of 107 Nobel Laureates. The event was ostensibly organised by a scientific group calling itself ...

Independent Science News - 2016-06-29 - Original post - cached version

by Jonathan Latham, PhD The National Academy of Sciences needs to urgently address its one-sided work on GMOs say public-interest groups, farmer organisations, and academics. In a letter sent to the Academy’s president today, dozens ...

Independent Science News - 2016-05-24 - Original post - cached version

by Elizabeth Henderson At one of the public brainstorming sessions for the New York Organic Action Plan, an organic farmer made an impassioned plea for support for “independent science” and told us that with 8.5 billion mouths to feed by 2050, we will need genetic engineering to prevent...

Independent Science News - 2016-05-16 - Original post - cached version

by Jonathan Latham, PhD Piecemeal, and at long last, chemical manufacturers have begun removing the endocrine-disrupting plastic bisphenol-A (BPA) from products they sell. Sunoco no longer sells BPA for products that might be used by children under three. France has a national ban on BPA food...

Independent Science News - 2016-04-25 - Original post - cached version

by Jonathan Latham, PhD For the benefit of those parts of the world where public acceptance of biotechnology is incomplete, a public relations blitz is at full tilt. It concerns an emerging set of methods for altering the DNA of living organisms. “Easy DNA Editing Will Remake the World. Buckle...

Independent Science News - 2016-03-14 - Original post - cached version

By Almuth Ernsting Biofuels consumed today are usually ethanol made from the sugar in sugar cane (or sugar beet) or they may be made from starch in grains. In the US this is mostly corn starch. Alternatively, biodiesel may be made from plant oils such as soybean or canola oil. ...

Independent Science News - 2016-03-07 - Original post - cached version

by John J. Pippin, M.D., F.A.C.C. A French man died last month and five others in the same clinical trial were hospitalized after they took an experimental drug. The drug had been deemed safe for humans after having been tested on chimpanzees in preclinical trials. The National Institutes of...

Independent Science News - 2016-03-02 - Original post - cached version

by Jonathan Latham, PhD Many current pesticides in the European Union appear to have been approved illegally the Ombudsman of the EU has said. This judgment was reached on Feb 22nd by the EU Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, following an official complaint against the European Commission’s Directorate...

Independent Science News - 2016-02-29 - Original post - cached version

by Salvatore Ceccarelli, PhD Five of the global issues most frequently debated today are the decline of biodiversity in general and of agrobiodiversity in particular, climate change, hunger and malnutrition, poverty and water. Seed is central to all five issues. The way in which seed is produced...

Independent Science News - 2015-12-11 - Original post - cached version

by Steven M. Druker An ardent attempt is afoot on Capitol Hill to prevent states from requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods – made especially urgent by the fact that Vermont’s labeling bill is set to take effect July 1st. Although proponents of these foods scored a major victory...

Independent Science News - 2015-12-01 - Original post - cached version

By Rachel Smolker, PhD When the IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change) published their most recent fifth assessment report, something surprising and deeply disturbing was lurking in the small print in chapter three on “mitigation”. The IPCC revealed that to achieve even a recognizably...

Independent Science News - 2015-11-30 - Original post - cached version

(UC STUDENTS’ OPEN LETTER TO THE EXTERNAL ADVISORY BOARD OF THE AGRICULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY INSTITUTE (ASI) & SAREP) As the students of the University of California, we come to you today to share our often silenced voices, our vision, and concerns we have about our common future. Our...

Independent Science News - 2015-11-21 - Original post - cached version

By Valerie Brown and Elizabeth Grossman Scientists are trained to express themselves rationally. They avoid personal attacks when they disagree. But some scientific arguments become so polarized that tempers fray. There may even be shouting. Such is the current state of affairs between two camps...

Independent Science News - 2015-11-02 - Original post - cached version

By Tracy Frisch As in other parts of North America, beekeepers in New York have been experiencing unsustainable losses of honeybee colonies. In 2014-15, annual colony losses in New York reached 54 per cent, according to the Bee Informed Partnership survey. And though losses were lower in...

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