Today and tomorrow, the FDA is meeting to decide whether to allow the first genetically engineered animal – a fast-growing salmon – into the U.S. food supply. And the science “proving” its safety ain’t so good.
|By: Jill Richardson Sunday September 19, 2010 9:14 pm|
|By: Jill Richardson Tuesday September 14, 2010 2:47 pm|
It may not be long before you start finding genetically engineered animals on your dinner plate. But let’s at least use solid science to prove their safety before allowing them into the food supply. And, alarmingly, that is NOT what the FDA is doing right now.
|By: Jim Moss Sunday June 27, 2010 7:00 pm|
The Food and Drug Administration is seriously considering whether to approve the first genetically engineered animal that people would eat — salmon that can grow at twice the normal rate.
|By: Rady Wednesday May 5, 2010 3:21 pm|
Genetically modified biofuels are as bad as, or worse than, fossil fuels.
|By: Bill Egnor Tuesday May 4, 2010 9:00 am|
Biological life is amazing stuff. Over the last billion years or so it has tenaciously held through a wide variety of ecological conditions. From multiple glaciations to impacts of huge meteors, life goes on. Some species die; while others change and adapt to the new conditions no matter how bizarre or harsh. Where there are open niches existing life mutates and finds a way to move into the niche. This is the greatest trick of DNA, the ability to throw out changes or express old genes in new ways to address new challenges.
"Originally posted at Squarestate.net"
Which is why it is not very shocking that we are starting to see weeds and other plants that have found a way to resist the big Daddy of pesticides, Roundup. This herbicide works by inhibiting the EP SP synthase enzyme in plants. When this enzyme is stopped plants can not make the proteins they need to survive and thus die.