|Growing Doubt: a Scientist's Experience of GMOs|
Independent Science News - 8/31/2015. By Jonathan R. Latham, PhD - By training, I am a plant biologist. In the early 1990s I was busy making genetically modified plants (often called GMOs for Genetically Modified Organisms) as part of the research that led to my PhD. Into these plants we were putting DNA from various foreign organisms, such as viruses and bacteria. I was not, at the outset, concerned about the possible effects of GM plants on human health or the environment.
|Maine Gardener: Saving seeds lets you get plants exactly suited for you and your yard|
Portland Press Herald - 8/30/2015. By Tom Atwell - Will Bonsall of Industry, Maine's seed saving guru through his Scatterseed project, believes that even people with small suburban gardens should get their seeds the way their ancestors did, by letting some of their crops go past the prime eating stage to produce mature seeds that can be planted in future seasons.
|The Seralini affair: degeneration of Science to Re-Science?|
Environmental Sciences Europe - 8/29/2015. By John Fagan et al. - After reviewing research, the authors say that NK603 (a GE corn) and Roundup are kidney and liver toxicants at levels below current regulatory thresholds and that preliminary evidence indicates Roundup and NK603, individually and in combination, may increase tumor incidence and mortality.
|What Eating Organic Food Does for the World|
Huffington Post - 8/28/2015. By Lisa Bunin - Sure, I eat organic food because I think it's healthier for me than food grown with synthetic, toxic agrochemicals or food that's been genetically engineered or injected with growth hormones. But equally important to me are the multiple ecosystem services and broader benefits for society that organic farming provides.