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Pesticides – News and Features

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Goes Global with Food Safety Seminar Series

The global seminar program will take place across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Southeast Asia and Japan to explore global perspectives on food safety.
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China: 'GM' Rice May Join The Menu

Genetically modified (GM) rice, which proponents say is more resistant to pests and more satisfying to taste buds, may be edging toward the market in China.
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‘Fragrant’ GM maize against pests

Researchers at the German University of Neuenburg have used genetic technology to restore to maize a scent that defends it from pests. The maize then attracts nematodes that kill harmful insects in the root area of the plant.
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UK consumers more relaxed than ever about GM food

Only Four per cent of interviewees cited GM foods spontaneously when requested to identify food issues of concern. T
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Lobbing Brickbats: Baby Steps Toward Acceptance of Biotech In Organics

Allowing organic crop producers to gain certification for biotech crops could encourage the development of a new type of environmentally sustainable agricultural production
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GM crops set for role in Britain's food revolution

UK Environment Secretary, declined to rule out commercial GM planting in Britain as he stressed that new scientific techniques were needed to raise crop yields and ensure future generations could eat.
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GM Crop Lures Pest Killers

Scientists have developed genetically modified (GM) plants that can resist pests by emitting a chemical that attracts insect-killing nematode worms.
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Pesticide Levels in Blood Linked to Parkinson’s disease, UT Southwestern Researchers Find

Findings show that people with Parkinson’s disease have higher blood levels of a particular pesticide than healthy people or those with Alzheimer’s disease.
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What Would 'Malthusian Years' Bring?

'Could droughts and exploding food prices lead to a wider acceptance of genetically modified foods?'
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Pursue transgenic crops with care, respect

As noted recently in the Register, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, an independent body within the Vatican, recently endorsed transgenic plants as necessary for food security. Not all would agree, both within and outside the church.
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