Cells in a Petri dish are not people, and experiments with cells can easily give the wrong answers

Answers to the wrong questions. The moral message of this short story, taken from Paul Offit's inspiring Autism's False Prophets, is that fuzzy thinking about biology and human health can easily lead people and activist movements to do well intentioned,…

41 Swedish plant scientists speak out against harmful EU regulation of modern plant genetics

Quasi-science prevents an environmentally friendly agriculture and forestry (see original blog post here) European legislation in the field of genetic engineering is so narrow that it blocks the ability of researchers to take progress from publicly funded basic research on plants…

Fedoroff Letter to EPA raises serious concerns over EPA blundering

Sixty members of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, comprising many of America's most eminent biological scientists, and including Nobel Laureates Dr. James Watson and Dr. Gunter Blobel, have written to the US Environmental Protection Agency expressing  their concerns about…

Myths about eggplant (brinjal) as medicine are holding up Indian release of GM brinjal, but brinjal is not a medicine

Book available as pdf for free download (see link below) Previous posts at GMO Pundit have covered GM insect protected eggplant being developed as a new crop variety in India. This insect-protected crop, making use of Bt protein trait, could…

Natural GMOs Part 105. Comparing more ancestors clarifies family relationships of a nasty germ

Genome and plasmid comparisons of Enteroaggregative E. coli strains, Rasko  and others NEJM 2011, illustrated by comparisons of the main chromosome, and two plasmids, one encoding antibiotic resistance, including extended spectrum beta-lactamase, the other (pAA) encoding enteroaggregative virulence traits.An amazing…

Major NGO gets it right. Global agriculture faces a challenge. But with will and goodwill we can freeze the footprint of food.

At last the Pundit is seeing a major NGO (namely the WWF) say many of the things that he has been trying to popularise for several years at GMO Pundit and elsewhere.As we peer into the future of this planet,…

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