Barbara H. Peterson on July 22nd, 2013

In order to survive, the organism needs to engage in natural genetic modification in real time, an exquisitely precise molecular dance of life in which RNA and DNA respond to, and participate fully in ‘downstream’ biological functions. That is why organisms and ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to the crude, artificial GM RNA and DNA created by human genetic engineers. It is also why genetic modification can probably never be safe.

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Barbara H. Peterson on March 22nd, 2012

An application from ArborGen has taken a sinister turn in declaring most, if not all of the genetically modified (GM) constructs in a Eucalyptus hybrid clone to be tested in environmental release ‘Confidential Business information’, thereby precluding any meaningful independent safety and environmental assessment of the GM trees, or appropriate remedial action and identification in case of harm caused to the environment and innocent bystanders. The USDA/ APHIS (United States Department of Agriculture/Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) has yet again made a highly flawed Environmental Assessment (EA) on the proposed release, dismissing every issue on safety largely on a priori assumptions and in the absence of real data [1].

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Barbara H. Peterson on December 16th, 2011

Database designed to give an overview of the risks associated with genetically engineered plants allowed or soon to be allowed for marketing in the European Union.

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Barbara H. Peterson on May 10th, 2010

Narrated slide show outlining the genetic engineering process and its effects on health and the environment in a simple and fun, easy to understand format for both adults and children. Order now!

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