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A Bad Week for Big Biotech: Supreme Court decision invalidating gene patents one of many recent major setbacks to the biotechnology industry’s control over life

Jun. 13, 2013 / Posted by: Emma Hedman / Categories: Blog, Food and Technology

Today many women’s rights groups, cancer patients, scientists, and concerned citizens celebrated an enormous victory in the Supreme Court: human genes can no longer be patented by big business! As of this morning, over 20% of the human geno...

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Worst bee die-off in 40 years

May. 14, 2013 / Posted by: Lisa Archer / Categories: Blog, Food and Technology

Updated May 2013: Take action here to tell Home Depot, Lowe's and other stores not to carry products containing bee-killing neonicotinoids. Spring is in the air, and as we plant our vegetable gardens and enjoy the blossoming flowers, it’s e...

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Human genes belong to human beings

Apr. 15, 2013 / Posted by: Erich Pica / Categories: Blog, Food and Technology

Today, I stood with women’s health activists, BRCA-positive women and activists and organizations from across the country in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to express Friends of the Earth’s support and solidarity with Breast Cancer Ac...

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