Jul. 10th, 2005

GMOs

Jul. 10th, 2005 09:58 am
[identity profile] ikkeikke.livejournal.com
The language in this article really bugs me. The "technology will save us and we should continue to dump stuff" attitude bothers me. The untrue concept that GMOs are regulated in this country bothers me - these things reproduce on their own and are less tested than pharmaceuticals. Is anyone else worried?

Beyond food and drugs, biotech fights pollution
By PAUL ELIAS
AP Biotechnology Writer
917 words
4 July 2005
05:00 am GMT
Associated Press Newswires
(c) 2005. The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.

On the site of a former hat factory in Danbury, Conn., a stand of genetically altered cottonwood trees sucks mercury from the contaminated soil.

Across the continent in California, researchers use transgenic Indian mustard plants to soak up dangerously high selenium deposits caused by irrigation of the nation's bread basket.

Still others are engineering trees to retain more carbon and thus combat global warming.Read more... )

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