01 Apr '11, 3pm

Are Genetically Modified Algae a Threat?: A number of companies are working on genetically modifying algae to s...

Algae are everywhere. There are an estimated 50,000 species that produce around half of the earth's oxygen and provide valuable services to the food chain, soil chemistry and water ecosystems. They can also be a nuisance invasive species; given the right conditions, algal blooms foul waterways, choke wildlife and make humans sick. The role of algae – both good and bad – in ecosystem health is still not fully known by scientists, says bioenergy expert and consultant David Haberman. So creating genetically modified algae – which are almost guaranteed to get out of the lab and into the natural environment – without much insight into the consequences is a scary idea, he says. “The reality is that no one has a clear understanding of those interactions,” Haberman says. “The lack of study of the potential hazards is of great concern.” Haberman calls algae the “hydrogen of the pla...

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Stop Genetically Modified "Humanized" Milk Cows!

organicconsumers.org 07 Apr '11, 2pm

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Genetically Modified Cows Produce Human Breast Milk! - this is just unbelievable creepy and absurd.

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grist.org 01 Apr '11, 12am

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ecorazzi.com 03 Apr '11, 7pm

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energysavingtrust.org.uk 02 Apr '11, 1pm

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grist.org 02 Apr '11, 6pm

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