Genetic Modification

Summary: GMO Facts

Link: https://www.nongmoproject.org/gmo-facts/

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Summary: Are GMOs Good or Bad? Genetic Engineering & Our Food (03.2017)

Linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TmcXYp8xu4

Editorial note: These are good brief overviews of GMOs in terms of safety, labelling, environmental impact etc.

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Summary: Business Insider: What is a GMO ?

A YouTube video made by the channel Piffle does an excellent job of explaining what a GMO is, and breaking down the science behind it.

Linkhttp://www.businessinsider.com/video-what-is-a-gmo-2016-2?IR=T

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 GMOs

Summary: GM salmon: want to try it or avoid it? Either way, good luck (08.2017)

Labelling for GM foods is not required by law in the US or Canada, but surveys show consumers want their food – particularly transgenic animals – to be labelled

Linkhttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/23/gmo-salmon-sales-unclear-where-to-buy-canada

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Summary: World Health Organization: Frequently asked questions on genetically modified foods (06.2016)

Linkhttp://www.who.int/foodsafety/areas_work/food-technology/faq-genetically-modified-food/en/

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Summary: GMOs: Pros and Cons (10.2016)

Linkhttp://www.healthline.com/health/gmos-pros-and-cons#overview1

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Summary: National Geographic: What Would a World Without GMOs Look Like? (06.2016)

Linkhttp://www.nationalgeographic.com/people-and-culture/food/the-plate/2016/06/what-would-a-world-without-gmos-look-like-/

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Summary: National Geographic: Scientists Say GMO Foods Are Safe, Public Skepticism Remains (05.2016)

Linkhttp://theplate.nationalgeographic.com/2016/05/17/scientists-say-gmo-foods-are-safe-public-skepticism-remains/

Link: National Academy of Sciences Report: Genetically Engineered Crops: 
Experiences and Prospects
 (2016): https://www.nap.edu/catalog/23395/genetically-engineered-crops-experiences-and-prospects

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Summary: National Geographic: Can This Scientist Unite Genetic Engineers and Organic Farmers? (05.2015)

Pamela Ronald isolates genes in rice that feeds millions. Her integrative approach to agriculture could be an even bigger game-changer.

Linkhttp://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/05/150502-nginnovators-rice-genetic-engineering-gm-organic-farming-pamela-ronald/

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Summary: National Geographic: What Do We Really Know About Roundup Weed Killer? (04.2015)

It’s probably in your garage and on your lawn. And it’s used on nearly every acre of corn and soy. But what risks does it pose?

Linkhttp://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/150422-glyphosate-roundup-herbicide-weeds/

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SummaryThe Debate About GMO Safety Is Over, Thanks To A New Trillion-Meal Study (09.2014)

Linkhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/jonentine/2014/09/17/the-debate-about-gmo-safety-is-over-thanks-to-a-new-trillion-meal-study/#67b85e028a63

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SummaryThe Debate About GMO Safety Is Over, Thanks To A New Trillion-Meal Study (09.2014)

Linkhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/jonentine/2014/09/17/the-debate-about-gmo-safety-is-over-thanks-to-a-new-trillion-meal-study/#67b85e028a63

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Summary: Collective evolution: 10 SCIENTIFIC STUDIES PROVING GMOs CAN BE HARMFUL TO HUMAN HEALTH (04.2014)

Linkhttp://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/04/08/10-scientific-studies-proving-gmos-can-be-harmful-to-human-health/

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SummaryThe Truth about Genetically Modified Food – Scientific American (09.2013)

Linkhttps://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-truth-about-genetically-modified-food/

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SummaryGMO | Information on Genetically Modified Foods by Dr. Mercola

Read GMO news and articles from Dr. Mercola, and discover the dangers and health risks ofgenetically modified foods.

Linkhttp://gmo.mercola.com/

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Summary: Roundup Gave Us Cancer

Linkhttp://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/05/30/roundup-causes-cancer.aspxhttp://gmo.mercola.com/

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Summary: Roundup Gave Us Cancer

Linkhttp://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/05/30/roundup-causes-cancer.aspxhttp://gmo.mercola.com/

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Summary: European Food Safety AuthorityPanel on Genetically Modified Organisms

Linkhttps://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/panels/gmo

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Summary: Wholefoods: Our Commitment to GMO Transparency: Your Right to Know

Linkhttp://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/gmo-your-right-know

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Summary: 10 IRREFUTABLE evidence that GMO can harm you!

Linkhttp://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/gmo-harms-dangers/

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Summary: Cargill: GMOs

“Despite all scientific evidence that GMOs are safe, some people remain skeptical, and GMOs continue to be a hot-button issue in public discussions about food. However, safety concerns about GMOs are unfounded. All foods derived from GM crops on the market today have been reviewed against rigorous food safety standards.”

Linkhttps://www.cargill.com/news/gmos-issue

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Summary: The Guardian: GM

Linkhttps://www.theguardian.com/environment/gm

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Summary: Two-thirds of Europeans support ban on glyphosate, says Yougov poll (04.2016)

Linkhttps://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/apr/11/two-thirds-of-europeans-support-ban-on-glyphosate-says-yougov-poll

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Summary: Don’t be fooled by GMO labels (02.2017)

Linkhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/julie-kelly/dont-be-fooled-by-gmo-lab_b_9337068.html

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Summary: Can the Chinese Government Get Its People to Like G.M.O.s? (08.2015)

Linkhttp://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/can-the-chinese-government-get-its-people-to-like-g-m-o-s

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SummaryThe Top 20 GMO Foods and Ingredients to Avoid (07.2013)

Linkhttps://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/top-20-gmo-foods-and-ingredients-to-avoid/

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Summary: Cornell Alliance for Science: GMO safety debate is over (05.2016)

Linkhttp://allianceforscience.cornell.edu/blog/mark-lynas/gmo-safety-debate-over

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and other articles:

Summary: Gene editing isn’t about designer babies, it’s about hope for people like me | Alex Lee (08.2017)

Linkhttps://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/03/gene-editing-mitochondrial-replacement-therapy-designer-babies?CMP=share_btn_link

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Summary: Report: Scientists edit human embryos for first time in US (07.2017)

Linkhttp://www.cnn.com/2017/07/27/health/crispr-human-embryos-genome-editing-bn/index.html

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Summary: Is Gene Editing Out of Control? (07.2017)

Linkhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p057w3c6

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SummaryPlan to synthesize human genome triggers mixed response (06.2016)

Linkhttp://www.nature.com/news/plan-to-synthesize-human-genome-triggers-mixed-response-1.20028

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SummaryScientists Talk Privately About Creating a Synthetic Human Genome (05.2016)

The prospect is spurring both intrigue and concern in the life sciences community because it might be possible, such as through cloning, to use a synthetic genome to create human beings without biological parents.

Linkhttps://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/14/science/synthetic-human-genome.html?_r=0

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Summary: Tensions flare as scientists go public with plan to build synthetic human DNA

Linkhttps://wordpress.com/read/feeds/138444/posts/1444137868

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Summary: U.S. Right to Know’s position on GMOs.

Linkhttps://usrtk.org/gmos/

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SummaryBan on antibiotics as growth promoters in animal feed enters into effect (12.2005)

An EU-wide ban on the use of antibiotics as growth promoters in animal feed enters into effect on January 1, 2006. The last 4 antibiotics which have been permitted as feed additives to help fatten livestock will no longer be allowed to be marketed or used from this date. The ban is the final step in the phasing out of antibiotics used for non-medicinal purposes. It is part of the Commission’s overall strategy to tackle the emergence of bacteria and other microbes resistant to antibiotics, due to their overexploitation or misuse.

Linkhttp://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-05-1687_en.htm

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Reports

Title: Legal Report: Restrictions on Genetically Modified Organisms: United States

Linkhttps://www.loc.gov/law/help/restrictions-on-gmos/usa.php

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