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Cocaine - A Natural Scourge

25 Mar 2021

While walking around the exhibit hall at an agricultural conference a few years ago, when we could still travel, I perused the usual displays of farming equipment and industry booths promoting...

Glyphosate and COVID-19: Dr. Stephanie Seneff Strikes (Out) Again

1 May 2020

An MIT computer scientist with no expertise in agriculture, chemistry, toxicology, or the biological sciences. And yet for some reason, Stephanie Seneff has decided that genetically modified foods...

SEEDS

Porte Parole Productions in partnership with the McGill Office for Science and Society presents Seeds ...

There are No Fish Genes in Tomatoes

20 Mar 2017

During a public lecture on genetic modification I described an experiment that involved enriching soybeans with the amino acid methionine. Soybeans are widely used to raise animals but are low in...

Second Generation Golden Rice

20 Mar 2017

Eating carrots really can make you see better. That is, if you’re deficient in vitamin A! Retinol, as the vitamin is also known, is absorbed from the digestive tract and is converted in the body to...

GMOs and Omega-3 Fats

20 Mar 2017

Mention genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and watch the brows wrinkle. People just don’t want the genes in their meals modified, even if they are not quite sure what genes are. Better just...

Resistance to 2,4-D Resistant Corn and Soy

20 Mar 2017

Get ready for a new controversy.  Corn and soybeans that are genetically engineered to resist the weed killer 2,4-D are heading for approval.  And they are also heading for an onslaught of...

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