Publication: GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe

First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Good News about Communicating GMO Science: It carries less cultural baggage than Global Warming and Fracking

Climate Science Communication and the Measurement Problem (full text pdf available for download)Abstract:     This paper examines the science-of-science-communication measurement problem. In its simplest form, the problem reflects the use of externally ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Natural GMOs Part 201. Never mind about horizontal gene transfer-- worry about the horrors of horizontal genome transfer-- by grafting in nature.

Horizontal genome transfer as an asexual path to the formation of new species Allopolyploidization, the combination of the genomes from two different species, has been a major source of evolutionary innovation and a driver of speciation andenvironmental ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Natural GMOs Part 199. Mobile DNA : Powerful Contributor to Evolution and Diversity of Flowering Plants

Transposable Elements: Powerful Contributors to Angiosperm Evolution and Diversity Keith R. Oliver * , Jen A. McComb and Wayne K. Greene AbstractTransposable elements (TEs [Mobile DNA]) are a dominant feature of most flowering plant genomes. Together ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

The food chain Giants. Taking stock of the GMO sector world wide.

The food Giants: Walmart, Carrefour, Tesco...Taking stock of the genetically modified seed sector worldwide: market, stakeholders, and pricesSylvie BonnyAbstract The seed sector has become a subject of attention, debate, and even controversy with the ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 1 reports

GM maize splits Mexico : Nature News & Comment

The Mexican scientific community has been torn apart by a legal battle over transgenic maize (corn). Almost a year after activists challenged scientists’ right to plant experimental genetically modified (GM) varieties of the crop that is a staple and ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 1 reports

GMO Factory Monsanto's High-Tech Plans to Feed the World - Businessweek

Last October, Monsanto announced the $930 million Climate Corp. acquisition. In part an insurance company, Climate Corp. was started in 2006 in San Francisco by two Google ( GOOG ) engineers as a way to draw on historical weather data to create more ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Making a meal of GM food labelling

Photo by M. Love. in a submission to an Australian government Food labelling inquiry 2010By Heather Bray and Rachel A. Ankeny In this final instalment of GM in Australia – a series looking at the facts, ethics, regulations and research into genetically ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jun 30 2014 - Updated Jun 30 2014 - 1 reports

Atrazine And The Forever War On Science

Read the whole thing if you have any opinion about atrazine herbicide: Hank Cambell on the Frog vocal chord thing.I'll tell you up front, I am not a big fan of chemicals.It's not that I have chemophobia, or any science-phobia, I instead have that special ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jun 30 2014]
First reported Jun 29 2014 - Updated Jun 29 2014 - 1 reports

What’s that hiding behind the poll? Perceiving public perceptions of biotechnology

Hey look!  Here's  something you won't find on any of those other blogs addressing how cultural cognition shapes perceptions of risk:  guest posts from experts who actually know something!  This one, by  Jason Delborne , addresses two of my favorite topics: ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jun 29 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

Parallel commentaries about parallel science in Séralini 2012 republished as Séralini 2014

Two series of contradictory comments about a retracted (but still available ) paper returned to the literature without critical review (but with more complete disclosure). Paper claiming GM link with tumours republished Change of journal does not ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Dr. Oz and Nutritional Supplements (HBO)

Published on 22 Jun 2014John Oliver outlines what, exactly is problematic about Dr. Oz and the nutrition supplement industry. Then he invites George R.R. Martin, Steve Buscemi, the Black and Gold Marching Elite, and some fake real housewives on the show ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Séralini study is given new life, but where's the new data?

By David Vaux , Walter and Eliza Hall InstituteA controversial 2012 paper on the effects of genetically modified (GM) maize and the herbicide glyphosate on tumour growth in rats – a paper later retracted by the journal – has been republished , with ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jun 25 2014]

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..."They’re talking about scientific testing but the natural processes and ecosystems have been tested over 3 billion years. "Read more:In GeneticallyGenetically modified grass for dairy cows sparks concern DateJune 20, 2014 The Age, Fairfax Press, Clare Kermond The Pundit's thoughts: Much better food safety rules: Scientific evidence about safety and history of safe human use as a food. Farming itself, and certainly ploughing, is not natural, but organic farmers do it."
..."This is just a textbook example of a center of origin for a pathogen, and it's a real treat," Grunwald said. "I can't think of another system so well understood. This should allow us to make significant headway in finding additional genes that provide resistance to P infestans." Finding ways to genetically resist the potato late blight, scientists say, could help reduce the use of fungicides, and the expense and environmental...
...She said she only knew Ms Sales only by her first name at that stage.But Ms Baxter grew curious when Ms Sales and Ms Quinnell turned and "gave each other a funny look after hearing her stern views on Greenpeace’s role in the situation.Her suspicions roused, Ms Baxter asked the producer to provide the full names of the other three students who visited the farm, which confirmed Ms Sale’s identity and Greenpeace links...@  Baxters 'violated' by anti-GM film-maker - Agriculture - Cropping - General News - Stock & Land :"
...that consumers should realise that the term "certified organic" refers only to a guarantee of chemical-free production, and not the end product. "We live in an environment where there are persistent chemicals. The organic industry never makes the claim that a product is pristine" he said.The survey found a bottle of organic sesame oil from the United States had residues equal to the maximum allowed in the food code...

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Natural GMOs Part 201. Never mind about horizon... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jul 11 2014]
Good News about Communicating GMO Science: It c... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jul 10 2014]
Natural GMOs Part 199. Mobile DNA : Powerful Co... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jul 08 2014]
The food chain Giants. Taking stock of the GMO ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jul 08 2014]
GM maize splits Mexico : Nature News & Comment [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jul 04 2014]
GMO Factory Monsanto's High-Tech Plans to Feed ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jul 04 2014]
Making a meal of GM food labelling [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jul 02 2014]
Atrazine And The Forever War On Science [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jun 30 2014]
What’s that hiding behind the poll? Perceiving ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jun 29 2014]
Parallel commentaries about parallel science in... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jun 26 2014]
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Dr. Oz and ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jun 26 2014]
Séralini study is given new life, but where's t... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jun 25 2014]
Setting the standards: who regulates Australian... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jun 24 2014]
Does the Science of Human Behavior Only Show Us... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jun 24 2014]
Canadian canola gets competitive with health be... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jun 23 2014]
GM techniques: from the field to the laboratory... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jun 23 2014]
From the food safety assessment rules that gave... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jun 23 2014]
Organic Lobbyists Petition To Prevent USDA From... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jun 20 2014]
Mining of public sequencing databases supports ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jun 19 2014]
Biotech literacy day at UF-- video stream avail... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jun 19 2014]
POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels Project Liberty has ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jun 18 2014]
Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jun 17 2014]
Super bananas – world first human trial [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jun 16 2014]
Retracing citrus’ earliest roots to find clues ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jun 16 2014]
Monsanto Australia | Rapid adoption of Roundup ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jun 16 2014]
How Food Marketing Creates a False Sense of Hea... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jun 15 2014]
Expert opinion vs. empirical evidence: The prec... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jun 13 2014]
PLOS Biology: Moving beyond the GM Debate [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jun 13 2014]
The Checkout fires up on the value of organic food [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jun 13 2014]
The problems with the arguments against GM crop... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jun 12 2014]
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Natural GMOs Part 201. Never mind about horizon... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jul 11 2014]
Horizontal genome transfer as an asexual path to the formation of new species Allopolyploidization, the combination of the genomes from two different species, has been a major source of evolutionary innovation and a driver of speciation andenvironmental ...
Good News about Communicating GMO Science: It c... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jul 10 2014]
Climate Science Communication and the Measurement Problem (full text pdf available for download)Abstract:     This paper examines the science-of-science-communication measurement problem. In its simplest form, the problem reflects the use of externally ...
Natural GMOs Part 199. Mobile DNA : Powerful Co... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jul 08 2014]
Transposable Elements: Powerful Contributors to Angiosperm Evolution and Diversity Keith R. Oliver * , Jen A. McComb and Wayne K. Greene AbstractTransposable elements (TEs [Mobile DNA]) are a dominant feature of most flowering plant genomes. Together ...
The food chain Giants. Taking stock of the GMO ... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jul 08 2014]
The food Giants: Walmart, Carrefour, Tesco...Taking stock of the genetically modified seed sector worldwide: market, stakeholders, and pricesSylvie BonnyAbstract The seed sector has become a subject of attention, debate, and even controversy with the ...
GM maize splits Mexico : Nature News & Comment [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jul 04 2014]
The Mexican scientific community has been torn apart by a legal battle over transgenic maize (corn). Almost a year after activists challenged scientists’ right to plant experimental genetically modified (GM) varieties of the crop that is a staple and ...
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