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Genetic Engineering

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  • Batavia buzzing over co-op grocery plan

    Batavia buzzing over co-op grocery plan
    The organizers of an effort to open a co-op grocery store in Batavia were thrilled that more than 60 people turned out to hear their pitch on a snowy Saturday morning. The event at the Batavia municipal center was standing-room-only and several audience...
  • In the battle between rocks and bullets, Border Patrol does the right thing

    It looks like the U.S. Border Patrol has opted for a policy of common sense. As The Times editorial page wrote last week, and the news pages documented earlier, federal agents patrolling the Mexican border have been involved in dozens of...
  • Can California take the politics out of a public office?

    Is it possible to have a truly nonpartisan state office in California? Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) proposed this week making the job of secretary of state a nonpartisan position. Currently, candidates cite a party affiliation, and the seven...
  • Let's get flashy with film fest names

    Let's get flashy with film fest names
    A few days ago I mentioned the Peace on Earth Film Festival to someone whose eyes glazed over so fast I might as well have said I was planning to stare at the wall for the next hour. Who doesn't like peace? Honestly, now. And yet there's something...
  • The surprising top water wasters in your home, and how to fix them

    The surprising top water wasters in your home, and how to fix them
    In these days of drought, Californians have a pretty good idea of what it feels like to have water supplies run low — particularly those facing the very real prospect of running out of water entirely. But a new study by Indiana University...
  • Company says no more GMO ingredients in Smart Balance spreads

    Smart Balance says it will change the ingredients in its butter-like spreads to make sure they include no genetically modified organisms. “I’ve been in the food industry for 35 years. I have never seen a consumer issue come on this fast,&...
  • U.S. stores say no to genetically engineered salmon. Someone has to.

    U.S. stores say no to genetically engineered salmon. Someone has to.
    The nation’s two largest conventional grocery chains, Kroger and Safeway, have announced that they will not sell genetically engineered salmon. They join several other chains, including Target, Whole Foods (of course) and Trader Joe’s. Now...
  • Wellcome Prize finalists announced for books on medical themes

    Wellcome Prize finalists announced for books on medical themes
    Elizabeth Gilbert’s novel “The Signature of All Things” is a finalist for the Wellcome Book Prize for the best book on a medical topic, along with five nonfiction books, including Oliver Sacks’ “Hallucinations.” The...
  • Labeling GMOs

    The resistance of many major food processors and distributors to label their products as containing or not containing genetically modified organisms presents an interesting observation.  I recently purchased some kibble for my dog. The package...
  • Want to live to be 500 years old? Worms show the way

    Scientists have succeeded in greatly extending the lifespan of a simple worm through "genetic trickery" and hope to begin similar experiments on mammals, they say. In a paper published Thursday in the journal Cell Reports, researchers at the Buck...
  • Women, take back the Web! The sex abuse, threats are out of control

    Are women disproportionately targeted for sexualized abuse on the Internet? And if they are, can anything be done? Yes, and maybe. In a long, nuanced essay that has sparked a national conversation about the gendered nature of Internet threats,...