Hype and agroecology: Is 'low input' farming better for the environment and economy?

Hype and agroecology: Is ‘low input’ farming better for the environment and economy?

[Editor's note: Henry Miller, physician and molecular biologist, is a fellow in Scientific Philosophy and Public Policy at Stanford University’s ...
Crops raised for industrial meat production contribute to unsustainable agriculture practice

Crops raised for industrial meat production contribute to unsustainable agriculture practice

The way we eat in the industrialized world is unhealthy, unjust, and unsustainable. Far too much of the meat we ...

Potentially lifesaving GMO-derived medicines face regulatory roadblocks

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Obtaining medicines from plants ...

GE can help address California’s drought

The United Nations has called drought the “world’s costliest natural disaster,” both financially, imposing an annual cost of $6-8 billion, and in ...

GM mosquitoes can control mosquito menace, if politics doesn’t block development

Mosquito-borne diseases kill millions of people annually, and cause suffering for many more. It takes only one bite from a disease-carrying ...

Princeton bioethicist/activist Peter Singer makes case to soften opposition to GMOs, Golden Rice

When genetically modified crops were first developed in the 1980’s, there were grounds for caution. Would these crops be safe ...

‘Good for nature, good for you’? Not so fast: Breaking down the myths of organic farming

(Summary) "Organic fruits and vegetables were, on average, no more nutritious than their cheaper conventional counterparts," Henry Miller said on ...

Gene pool rules: The ethics of human evolutionary engineering

The following is an excerpt. For thousands of years, humans have used genetic engineering to control the evolution of plants ...
How to genetically engineer humans, safely

How to genetically engineer humans, safely

In a post for Project Syndicate, biomedical ethics professor Maxwell Mehlman outlines the challenges of safely genetically engineering humans. Among ...

GM reactionaries deny science

The following is an excerpt: After the cultivation of more than a billion hectares of GM crops worldwide – and ...

Personalized medicine’s perverse economics

In pharmacogenetics, genetic typing is used to determine a patient's likely response to drugs, and create a personalized drug regime ...