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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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Synthetic biology and the “bioeconomy”: Feeding fuel to the fire of landgrabs and biodiversity loss

Feb. 18, 2013 / Posted by: Jeff Conant and Eric Hoffman / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy, Food and Technology, Oceans and Forests

When our friends at Global Forest Coalition asked us to write an article examining the links between the synthetic biology industry and trends in the forest sector, we were happy to put together the following article, a version of which has just r...

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