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I was recently following an online conversation relating to genetically modified crops. It appears that one of the biggest voices against genetically modified organisms, sometimes referred to as GMOs, has come out with the realization that maybe the...
Tags: Genetics, Epidemics and Plagues
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-- Farm Aid announced that 67 family farm and rural service organizations received $532,300 from its grant program during 2012. These organizations work to strengthen family farm agriculture nationwide. "These grants empower grassroots...
Tara Kolla was born in Inglewood but grew up in Europe. She came back to Los Angeles, to a half-acre Silver Lake plot, where she decided to try her hand at "urban farming." Her neighbors objected, so now she mostly works other people's land, and works...
Season 2 of HBO's "Enlightened" finds Laura Dern as fortysomething executive Amy Jellicoe conspiring with an egotistical Los Angeles Times muckraker (Dermot Mulroney) to bring down her corporate overlords. Well-meaning but hopelessly naive — "I'm...
There’s a thought-provoking piece on Slate summarizing the comments of a longtime environmental activist who is now rethinking his opposition to genetically modified organisms. In a talk at the Oxford Farming Conference on Thursday, Mark Lynas...
The Hartford CourantWayne Carver, the state's chief medical examiner, asked geneticists at the University of Connecticut to join the investigation into the Dec. 14 killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. A retired FBI profiler said in response, "I think it's...
Agricultural pesticide use has been on the rise, according to a study published late last year by Charles Benbrook, a research professor at the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources at Washington State University. In light of what...
Tags: Arable Farming
The Hartford CourantQuick: when you see the phrase "Don peplums," do you think the second word should be capitalized because you assume it's a proper noun, as in Don Corleone? Do you, for example, think "peplum" is another word for baby food? Or do you read it as "pe-plum"...
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - latimes.comFans anxiously awaiting J.J. Abrams' upcoming “Star Trek Into Darkness” just got a little more information to ruminate over — ......
Channel 2 NewsAlaska’s congressional delegation was united in its opposition Friday to a draft report from the federal Food and Drug Administration saying that the nation’s health and environment wouldn’t be significantly harmed by genetically...
When members of the USDA Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture convened in August 2011, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack asked the 23 farmers, advocates, researchers and industry leaders, to help him address what he...
Every year, the fate of the entomological world is discussed by 2,000-3,000 entomologists at the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America (this year held in Knoxville, TN). Often, a hot topic is clearly identifiable from this meeting. This...
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