You will never understand violence or nonviolence until you understand the violence to the spirit that happens from watching your children die of malnutrition. -- a peasant in El Salvador (quote from Witness to War) The recent destruction of Golden Rice trials in the Philippines has me thinking again about how crop genetics, including biotechnology, … Continue reading Solutions for micronutrient deficiency
Weigh in with your comments at the Biofortified Blog! I was catching up on Skeptoid episodes this weekend. The episode on The Black Knight Satellite started out with some really convincing stories about a mysterious object orbiting the earth (you'll have to listen to the podcast for details!). I absolutely loved how Brian Dunning, author … Continue reading Skepticism. It’s why we blog.
The new pig feeding study has really made a splash in the media, with uncritical journalists taking it at face value. The paper is titled: A long-term toxicology study on pigs fed a combined genetically modified (GM) soy and GM maize diet by Carman et al, if you'd like to read it. Happily, many highly qualified bloggers … Continue reading Lack of care when choosing grains invalidates pig feeding study
I just got my 23andme results back last night, and I'm pretty excited. There's a lot of very cool information, and I love how 23andme creates graphics so you can better understand what is happening in your own way. It'll take me a long time to savor all of the genetics data goodness, but I'd … Continue reading 23andme
Comment on this post at the Biofortified Blog! A picture is worth a thousand words. Pair that picture with some clever text and you've got a meme that will be re-tweeted and shared all over the internet until even your grandmother has seen it. Thankfully, there are some great science memes getting made and passed … Continue reading Biotech Memes