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Friends of the Earth’s blog is a staff-run blog that provides policy analysis, insight and commentary about the environment and other progressive issues, advances our campaigns, and builds momentum for a healthy and just world.

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 / Tags: Emma hedman, Gene patents, Genetic engineering, Synthetic biology

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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Statement on the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg

Jun. 3, 2013 / Posted by: Adam Russell / Categories: Blog / Tags: Erich pica

Today, the United States Senate and the American people lost a tremendous champion for a healthy and just world with the passing of Sen. Frank Lautenberg. From fighting for greater access to public transportation and Amtrak to working to reform U....

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Chevron fracks Europe: Transatlantic trade & investment agreement favors big energy companies and threatens the environment

May. 27, 2013 / Posted by: Bill Waren / Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Climate and Energy, Economics for the Earth / Tags: Bill waren

“Chevron has acquired exploration acreage in Eastern Europe offering prospects for production of natural gas located in shale beds.” ---Chevron statement of support for Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership “We can&rsqu...

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