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Scotland to ban growing GM crops – Expert reaction

Peter Griffin posted in on August 10th, 2015.

Scotland plans to ban the growing of genetically modified crops with its government intending to request that the country be excluded from European consents of GM crops. Our colleagues at the UK Science Media Centre gathered reaction from UK-based experts. Scottish National Party rural secretary, Richard Lochhead, said an opt-out would protect Scotland’s “clean and green […]

Rat food contamination study questioned – Expert Reaction

John Kerr posted in on July 3rd, 2015.

A new study reports that the near-ubiquitous contamination of  ‘chow’ used to feed rats in experiments maybe causing spurious results in toxicology studies. However independent experts say the results may in fact show the opposite –  that there is no cause for concern. The study, published today in PLOS ONE, examined GMO content and the […]

BBC: Can GM save the world?

Peter Griffin posted in on November 25th, 2008.

An essay by BBC TV host Jimmy Doherty, who traveled the world to look at GM crops as part of a BBC Horizons programme screening in the United Kingdom this week. Some excerpts: “My biggest fear is that the genetically modified genes may spread into other non-GM crops. “We know that this gene-flow does happen, […]

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