Reports of an “almost fully formed brain” grown in the lab using stem cells made headlines recently. Did media jump to conclusions in hailing the findings with fanfare?
The Green Revolution that began in the 1940s and ’50s brought about large increases in crop yields and saved hundreds of millions of people from famine. Now, plant breeders and biotechnologists are working on a new Green Revolution to make crops produce more nutrients, a process called biofortification.
The Genetic Expert News Service is an independent project providing expertise from scientists on the latest news on genetics and biotechnology, and helping journalists to source expert contacts.
Cornucopia Institute, co-founded by former Organic Valley consultant Mark Kastel, is a sharp critic of GMOS and conventional agriculture and large scale organic producers.
Food and Water Watch, an NGO founded as a spin off from Ralph Nader's liberal advocacy group Public Citizen, advocates against GMO salmon and pesticides.
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