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Safety Rules Can’t Keep Up With Biotech Industry

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SOURCE: The New York Times, USA
AUTHOR: Andrew Pollack & Duff Wilson
DATE: 05.27.2010

Becky McClain just won a $1.4 million suit from Pfizer.

The casualties include an Agriculture Department scientist who spent a month in a coma after being infected by the E. coli bacteria her colleagues were experimenting with.

Another scientist, working in a New Zealand lab while on leave from an American biotechnology company, lost both legs and an arm after being infected by meningococcal bacteria, the subject of her vaccine research.

Amid Monsanto’s Antitrust Troubles, Another Study Questions The Health Effects Of Gmos

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Dec 16 2009 by Tom Philpott

Better living through biotechnology? Pity executives at genetically modified seed giant Monsanto. Not only are they having to knock heads with Department of Justice lawyers over the company’s business practices, but some of their most-cherished PR talking points are being obliterated by researchers.

In the past few months, we’ve learned that its much-vaunted technologies don’t really increase yields after all; and aren’t really all that promising for adapting to climate change.

Study: Conventionally Grown Vegetables Have Lower Nutrient Value Than Organics and Days of Old

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Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009

Eating Your Veggies: Not As Good For You?

By M.J. Stephey

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1880145,00.html

Declining Fruit and Vegetable Nutrient Composition: What Is the Evidence?
By Donald R. Davis
Journal of HortScience; February 2009, 5 pp.
http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/cgi/reprint/44/1/15?ijkey=RfqpDkPqP6...

The Gist:

Death by Multiple Poisoning, Glyphosate and Roundup

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Scientists pinpoint how very low concentrations of the herbicide and other chemicals in Roundup formulations kill human cells, strengthening the case for phasing them out, and banning all further releases of Roundup-tolerant GM crops

Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Brett Cherry
ISIS Press Release 11/02/09
http://www.i-sis.org.uk/DMPGR.php

This article was submitted to the USDA on behalf of ISIS

RoundUp: Glyphosate Formulations Induce Apoptosis and Necrosis in Human Umbilical, Embryonic, and Placental Cells

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by Nora Benachour and Gilles-Eric Séralini*
E-mail: criigen@unicaen.fr
Chem. Res. Toxicol., Article
DOI: 10.1021/tx800218n

Publication Date (Web): December 23, 2008 Copyright © 2008 American Chemical Society

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