Category Archives: GMOs (genetically modified organisms), green ‘revolution’

catching up on biotechnology and genetically modified organisms

Mainly courtesy of Colin Todhunter (UK) on Twitter.


‘Scientists Call for Do-Over for Rules on Creating “CRISPR Babies”;
On Tuesday, an international commission will meet to develop less ambiguous guidelines for embryo editing, Sharon Begley, scientificamerican.com, August 12, 2019

“A group of 18 prominent scientists—including some who helped develop CRISPR–Cas9, the current leading tool for gene editing—issued a call Wednesday for an international moratorium on gene edits to eggs, sperm or embryos, and for establishing a process to discuss how and whether it should ever occur again.
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UK bioethics body promotes gene editing of human embryos

From F. William Engdahl July 23: ‘Son of Frankenstein? UK Body Backs Human Embryo Gene Editing’

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US DoJ antitrust division approves final version of Bayer-Monsanto merger

The way the Wapo has it the two companies agreed to spin of $9 billion worth of assets, and:

“Bayer will sell its seed and herbicide businesses to a third party, the German chemical company BASF. It also will sell its emerging digital farming business as well as a variety of intellectual property and R&D projects.”
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Unholy hell: the EU Commission just approved Bayer’s $62 billion acquisition of Monsanto

From dw.com:

“We have approved Bayer’s plans to take over Monsanto because the parties’ remedies, worth well over €6 billion euros ($7.4 billion), meet our competition concerns in full,” said Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s anti-trust chief.
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The Terrifying Implications of Gene Drives: a PSA

From etcgroup.org, Feb. 22, 2018: ‘Movements of Millions Say No to Gene Drives as Brazil Attempts to Legalize Genetic Extinction Technology’
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A Midsummer Green Revolution Lament

Mother Earth by Jeness Cortez Perlmutter
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Spring Agrichemical and GMO news Roundup (so to speak)

‘humanity vs. the machine’
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