Tag Archives: Genetic Engineering

Devon G. Peña : The Commodity Form Goes Molecular

Cyborg. Artist unknown. Image (and inset images below) from Environmental and Food Justice.Capitalism and synthetic biology:The commodity form goes molecular By Devon G. Peña | The Rag Blog | August 22, 2012 “We’re moving from reading the genetic code to … finish reading Devon G. Peña : The Commodity Form Goes Molecular

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Jane Ayers : Willie Nelson and 300,000 Others Sue Monsanto

Willie Nelson. Image from OTRC.Occupy the Food System:Willie Nelson and 300,000other activists sue Monsanto By Jane Ayers / Reader Supported News / February 16, 2012 Little did Willie Nelson know when he recorded “Crazy” years ago just how crazy it … finish reading Jane Ayers : Willie Nelson and 300,000 Others Sue Monsanto

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Jane Ayers : Willie Nelson and 300,000 Others Sue Monsanto

Farm aid president Willie Nelson. Photo by Ed Reinke / AP.Occupy the Food System:Willie Nelson and 300,000other activists sue Monsanto By Jane Ayers / Reader Supported News / February 15, 2012 Little did Willie Nelson know when he recorded “Crazy” … finish reading Jane Ayers : Willie Nelson and 300,000 Others Sue Monsanto

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Harvey Wasserman : Why Stewart Brand is Wrong on Nukes

Image from Greenopolis.Reinventing the Brand:Whole Earth icon isDead wrong on nukesBy Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / July 25, 2010 Stewart Brand has become a poster boy for a “nuclear renaissance” that has just suffered a quiet but stunning … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : Why Stewart Brand is Wrong on Nukes

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Agriculture : The Uses of Biotechnology

Genetic science in agriculture:The uses of biotechnology By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / November 22, 2009 I recently wrote about GMO’s on The Rag Blog (“The Future of Agriculture: Genetics and the Limits of Oil“) and I want … finish reading Agriculture : The Uses of Biotechnology

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The Future of Agriculture : Genetics and the Limits of Oil

Agriculture, genetics and a sustainable future… …the oil requirement for U.S. food production and transportation will no doubt loom as a much bigger factor, forcing a restructuring of the food industry. By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / November … finish reading The Future of Agriculture : Genetics and the Limits of Oil

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Monsanto : Those Genetically-Modified Self-Destructing Seed Planting Blues

Image from photobucket.Monsanto : Ripe for the plucking By Steve Russell / The Rag Blog / August 14, 2009 I see in the business news, Midwest version, that Monsanto is raising the price of seed 42%. These jerkwads make genetically … finish reading Monsanto : Those Genetically-Modified Self-Destructing Seed Planting Blues

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Hawai‘i : Runaway Technology Vs. the Good Food Revolution

Hawaiian taro patch. Photo by Kirk Lee Aeder / HVCB Image Library.The Good Food Revolution On Kaua‘i, too, there are people engaged in remembering and reconnecting. Unlike the dry west side of the island, the North Shore is a lush … finish reading Hawai‘i : Runaway Technology Vs. the Good Food Revolution

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Genetically Modified Crops and the Coming Capitalist Consensus

“GMO giant Monsanto is steamrolling India:” A Greenpeace protester sprays milk-based paint on a Monsanto research soybean field near Atlantic, Iowa. AP photo. These folks are pushing Genetically Modified crops (GMO’s) onto the Third World in the name of ending … finish reading Genetically Modified Crops and the Coming Capitalist Consensus

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Rice University : A Beer That Fights Cancer and Heart Disease!

Genetic engineering could give Joe Six Pack anti-aging and cancer-fighting benefitsBy Sharon Gaudin / October 21, 2008 Have you ever picked up a cold, frosty beer on a hot summer’s day and thought that it simply couldn’t get any better? … finish reading Rice University : A Beer That Fights Cancer and Heart Disease!

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Old McDonald Had a Pharm…

…And genetically modified his goats and chickens to produce drugs for humans.But hold on. Should we be doing this to animals?By Elizabeth Svoboda / June 11, 2008 Encompassed by pastoral green fields, the headquarters of GTC Biotherapeutics looks like any … finish reading Old McDonald Had a Pharm…

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Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear

No thanks: An anti-Monsanto crop circle made by farmers and volunteers in the Philippines. Photo byy Melvyn Calderon/Greenpeace HO/A.P. Images.Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear By Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele, which follows, first appeared in the May issue of … finish reading Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear

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