Pesticides and food: It’s not a black and white issue

Special 6-part series starting on

FIRST ARTICLE: Has pesticide use decreased over the last 40 years?

Articles written for the GLP list the source as Genetic Literacy Project. All other articles were written for the sources noted with excerpts provided by the GLP.

Ancient DNA found hidden below sea floor

Traci Watson | 
The following is an excerpt of a longer story. Find a link to the full story below. In the middle ...

Scientists clash over future of GM crops in India

Pallava Bagla | 
The following is an excerpt. Science sought to shed light on the issues and future of GM food crops in ...

Chinese H7N9 virus making its way to labs around the world

Kai Kupferschmidt, Martin Enserink | 
The following is an excerpt. The new H7N9 avian influenza strain that surfaced in China recently is now making its ...

Telomeres linked to death risk in data from largest U.S. “biobank”

Jocelyn Kaiser | 
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Animal rights activists challenge patents on genetically engineered chimps

Kai Kupferschmidt | 
Animal rights activists in Germany are contesting three patents on genetically engineered chimpanzees granted this year by the European Patent ...

Controversy over scientists plan to map and make public extended family’s genome

Emily Underwood | 
Not as many people around the world cared about the genes of Manuel Corpas and his family as he had ...