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Mutant Lambs & Herbicide Warfare

Greenpeace activists protest against a new genetically modified corn, US firm Pioneer's TC1507, on the Champs de Mars in Paris, in front of the Eiffel tower on February 12, 2014. The banner reads : "Genetically modified organism = Toxic agriculture. Protect us !". The genetically modified corn TC1507, won EU approval in controversial fashion on February 11, 2014 after a large majority of member states failed to block it. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG

Greenpeace activists protest against a new genetically modified corn, US firm Pioneer’s TC1507, on the Champs de Mars in Paris, in front of the Eiffel tower on February 12, 2014. The banner reads : “Genetically modified organism = Toxic agriculture. Protect us !”. The genetically modified corn TC1507, won EU approval in controversial fashion on February 11, 2014 after a large majority of member states failed to block it. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG

In Europe, the offspring of a genetically modified ewe “escaped” from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research and ended up on the Parisian meat market, sparking discussion on the implications of GM animals in the food supply, scientific literacy of the general public, and mistrust of the scientific community. In America, Monsanto’s latest herbicide-resistant crops continue the conversation on the consequences of accelerated selection for genetic mutations.
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Saving Oranges & Growing Cherries

Citrus Greening

The life of a fruit can be pretty exciting. Oranges have hope from infections through gene modification and cherry trees get a boost from space rays.
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10 Things We Learned at MAD 2013

Last month, the third installment of MAD took place in Copenhagen, Denmark. MAD—Danish for “food”—is an annual symposium that brings together world renowned chefs, scientists, writers, and other notable luminaries to discuss and share stories about all things food-related. Hosted by Rene Redzepi and the MAD and noma team and co-curated by Momofuku’s David Chang and Lucky Peach magazine, this year’s symposium focused on “guts,” both in a literal and metaphorical sense.  Here are ten things (among many!) we learned from our visit to MAD 2013: Read more