biotechnology

(NEWSMAX) Smart pills that monitor events in the body and transmit information to medical providers, pharmaceutical companies, and family members are raising legal and ethical questions that will need to be addressed, according to The Washington Post (more…)

    Filmmaker and entrepreneur Jeff Hays describes a recent trip to San Francisco where, while waiting for a table at a popular restaurant, found himself next to a Boeing engineer in town for a robotics conference. (more…)


    Deadly Medicines and Organized Crime


    (GREEN MED INFO)If presumably safer “attenuated” flu vaccines are supposed to protect against influenza and its sometimes deadly complications, then why do vaccinated mice have up to 100-fold higher levels of flu-associated pathogenic bacteria than non-vaccinated mice?  (more…)


    (THE NEW YORKER)In 2001, seven years after joining the biology faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, Tyrone Hayes stopped talking about his research with people he didn’t trust. He instructed the students in his lab, where he was raising three thousand frogs, to hang up the phone if they heard a click, a signal that a third party might be on the line. (more…)


    (OTB) – A recent piece in The Economist points to an issue that has been a recurring theme at OTB over the years: there’s reason to be deeply skeptical of most research published in scientific and other scholarly journals. While I’ve long noted the dubious methodology of medical research in particular, and of the vaunted peer review process in general, it’s actually much worse than I’d previously (more…)


    (CFS) – Center for Food Safety (CFS) today strongly criticized the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), after Politico revealed the lobbying group intends to carry through with legislation aimed at blocking states from mandating labeling of genetically engineered foods (GMOs). (more…)


    He was a top-performing Staff Sergeant with the Air Force, but since 2011 David Gutierrez has languished in a small cell at Fort Leavenworth prison, proclaiming his innocence to anyone who will listen. When he is released in 2018, his punishment is not over: he must register for life as a sex offender and will be dishonorably discharged from the military. (more…)


    (CBS News) Among the drugs prescribed to Americans, 80 percent are generic drugs, and 40 percent of drugs are now made overseas in countries such as China and India where U.S. oversight is weaker.  Recently, CBS News’ senior correspondent John Miller has b (more…)


    (GARY NULL) – Conventional medicine heralds the invention of vaccines as a miracle of modern science.  It claims that vaccines have been proven to prevent and eradicate infectious diseases.  We are told that vaccines are safe and effective, and that “herd immunity” can be achieved if a high percentage of the population is vaccinated.  However, does the (more…)


    26 Sept (NATURAL NEWS) –  A doctor and professor of medicine at the University of Alberta in Canada claims to have identified a novel substance that he says demonstrably kills cancer cells without causing harmful side effects and yet costs just pennies a dose. (more…)


    28 Aug (Gary Null) – African history Prof. Charles Geshekter says that “… much of what is claimed about AIDS in Africa is not only based on weak statistics and dubious numbers, but it’s also based on a kind of r (more…)


    18 Aug (iHEALTHTUBE) – Dr. Sherri Tenpenny cites a couple of studies that show that flu shots are no more beneficial than a placebo. However there are plenty of dangerous possible side effects from the shot that so many millions get every year.  In this video, she explains how flu and why flu vaccines are made. (more…)


    18 Aug (Released May 8, 2009) – In this award-winning documentary film Gary Null explores the causes and solutions to the epidemic of autism in our children.  In this film you will see children who have made an extraordinary recovery as they reconnect with the world around them. (more…)


    15 Aug (VACCINE WAR) – Vaccines.  Few issues conjure such strong emotional reactions – dividing friends, families and nations.  Are they the miracle life-saving intervention that some claim they are, or are they a dangerous and unnecessary means to private profit at public cost.  (more…)


    13 Aug (INDEPENDENT SCIENCE NEWS) – Variations in individual “educational attainment” (essentially, whether students complete high school or college) cannot be attributed to inherited genetic differences. That is the finding of a new study reported (more…)


    21 Jul (THE GUARDIAN) – The pharmaceutical industry has “mobilized” an army of patient groups to lobby against plans to force companies to publish secret documents on drugs trials.  Drugs companies publish only a fraction of their results and keep much of the information to themselves, but regula (more…)


    20 Jun (TRUTH BARRIER) – I have known Belgian scientist (pathologist and electron microscopist) Dr.  Étienne de Harven since 1993, when he introduced himself to me at a conference, with characteristic graciousness and enthusiasm, clasped my hands, and said he had translated my 1992 SPIN article Fatal Distraction into French.  I was of course delighted.  I was writing about this scientific battle for a rock and roll magazine, and he was a very distinguished scientist– one of the (more…)


    11 Jun (GAIA HEALTH) – Synthetic Biology and DNA Printing: What Are They? Can they really just print out DNA? Or is it hype? Is it a new Pandora’s box? The developers of this new technology claim that it’s nothing more than the next step of evolution—that genetic engineering is no different than what nature has always done.  (more…)


    5 Jun (THE SCIENTIST) – A Kickstarter project that promises donors Arabidopsis seeds transfected with firefly genes is causing a stir.  The Glowing Plant Project, which has raised more than $450,000 from nearly 8,000 backers on the crowd-funding website www.kickstarter.com, promises to send donors seeds,for laboratory workhorse Arabidopsis thanliana and roses, that are engineered to carry firefly genes that will cause the plants to emit a faint blue-green glow. (more…)


    2 Jun – When Iowa farmer Jerry Rosman began to feed his pigs genetically-modified (GM) corn in 2000, they became sterile.  When he stopped using it, the reproductive problems ended.  A researcher in the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service in Ames, Iowa, wrote th (more…)


    27 AprA Silent Forest -The Growing Threat Genetically Engineered Trees is an award winning documentary film explores the growing global threat of genetically engineered trees to our environment and to human health.  The film features renowned geneticist and host of PBS’ The Nature of Things David Suzuki, who exp (more…)


     15 Apr (PROPUBLICA) –  On the morning of May 3, 2010, three agents of the Food and Drug Administration descended upon the Houston office of Cetero Research, a firm that conducted research for drug companies worldwide.  Lead agent Patrick Stone, now retired from (more…)


     9 Apr (ANH) – Because homeopathic medicines are protected at the federal level, the attempt to eliminate them is coming at the state level. Homeopathic medicines are protected as legal drugs under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C)—which means homeopathic manufacturers can make disease claims. We can thank a brave legislator for insisting on this when the Act was enacted many decades ago. (more…)


    9 Apr (CAMARILLO, CA) –  For the food we eat, we depend on something else most of us don’t think about — bees. Without them, the agriculture industry estimates that one-third of the food we eat would disappear. But right now, it’s the bees that are disappearing.  Overall this winter (more…)


    (CFS) – Center for Food Safety (CFS) today strongly criticized the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), after Politico revealed the lobbying group intends to carry through with legislation aimed at blocking states from mandating labeling of genetically engineered foods (GMOs). (more…)


    He was a top-performing Staff Sergeant with the Air Force, but since 2011 David Gutierrez has languished in a small cell at Fort Leavenworth prison, proclaiming his innocence to anyone who will listen. When he is released in 2018, his punishment is not over: he must register for life as a sex offender and will be dishonorably discharged from the military. (more…)


    (CBS News) Among the drugs prescribed to Americans, 80 percent are generic drugs, and 40 percent of drugs are now made overseas in countries such as China and India where U.S. oversight is weaker.  Recently, CBS News’ senior correspondent John Miller has b (more…)


    (GARY NULL) – Conventional medicine heralds the invention of vaccines as a miracle of modern science.  It claims that vaccines have been proven to prevent and eradicate infectious diseases.  We are told that vaccines are safe and effective, and that “herd immunity” can be achieved if a high percentage of the population is vaccinated.  However, does the (more…)


    26 Sept (NATURAL NEWS) –  A doctor and professor of medicine at the University of Alberta in Canada claims to have identified a novel substance that he says demonstrably kills cancer cells without causing harmful side effects and yet costs just pennies a dose. (more…)


    28 Aug (Gary Null) – African history Prof. Charles Geshekter says that “… much of what is claimed about AIDS in Africa is not only based on weak statistics and dubious numbers, but it’s also based on a kind of r (more…)


    18 Aug (iHEALTHTUBE) – Dr. Sherri Tenpenny cites a couple of studies that show that flu shots are no more beneficial than a placebo. However there are plenty of dangerous possible side effects from the shot that so many millions get every year.  In this video, she explains how flu and why flu vaccines are made. (more…)


    18 Aug (Released May 8, 2009) – In this award-winning documentary film Gary Null explores the causes and solutions to the epidemic of autism in our children.  In this film you will see children who have made an extraordinary recovery as they reconnect with the world around them. (more…)


    15 Aug (VACCINE WAR) – Vaccines.  Few issues conjure such strong emotional reactions – dividing friends, families and nations.  Are they the miracle life-saving intervention that some claim they are, or are they a dangerous and unnecessary means to private profit at public cost.  (more…)


    13 Aug (INDEPENDENT SCIENCE NEWS) – Variations in individual “educational attainment” (essentially, whether students complete high school or college) cannot be attributed to inherited genetic differences. That is the finding of a new study reported (more…)


    21 Jul (THE GUARDIAN) – The pharmaceutical industry has “mobilized” an army of patient groups to lobby against plans to force companies to publish secret documents on drugs trials.  Drugs companies publish only a fraction of their results and keep much of the information to themselves, but regula (more…)


    20 Jun (TRUTH BARRIER) – I have known Belgian scientist (pathologist and electron microscopist) Dr.  Étienne de Harven since 1993, when he introduced himself to me at a conference, with characteristic graciousness and enthusiasm, clasped my hands, and said he had translated my 1992 SPIN article Fatal Distraction into French.  I was of course delighted.  I was writing about this scientific battle for a rock and roll magazine, and he was a very distinguished scientist– one of the (more…)


    11 Jun (GAIA HEALTH) – Synthetic Biology and DNA Printing: What Are They? Can they really just print out DNA? Or is it hype? Is it a new Pandora’s box? The developers of this new technology claim that it’s nothing more than the next step of evolution—that genetic engineering is no different than what nature has always done.  (more…)


    5 Jun (THE SCIENTIST) – A Kickstarter project that promises donors Arabidopsis seeds transfected with firefly genes is causing a stir.  The Glowing Plant Project, which has raised more than $450,000 from nearly 8,000 backers on the crowd-funding website www.kickstarter.com, promises to send donors seeds,for laboratory workhorse Arabidopsis thanliana and roses, that are engineered to carry firefly genes that will cause the plants to emit a faint blue-green glow. (more…)


    2 Jun – When Iowa farmer Jerry Rosman began to feed his pigs genetically-modified (GM) corn in 2000, they became sterile.  When he stopped using it, the reproductive problems ended.  A researcher in the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service in Ames, Iowa, wrote th (more…)


    27 AprA Silent Forest -The Growing Threat Genetically Engineered Trees is an award winning documentary film explores the growing global threat of genetically engineered trees to our environment and to human health.  The film features renowned geneticist and host of PBS’ The Nature of Things David Suzuki, who exp (more…)


     15 Apr (PROPUBLICA) –  On the morning of May 3, 2010, three agents of the Food and Drug Administration descended upon the Houston office of Cetero Research, a firm that conducted research for drug companies worldwide.  Lead agent Patrick Stone, now retired from (more…)


     9 Apr (ANH) – Because homeopathic medicines are protected at the federal level, the attempt to eliminate them is coming at the state level. Homeopathic medicines are protected as legal drugs under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C)—which means homeopathic manufacturers can make disease claims. We can thank a brave legislator for insisting on this when the Act was enacted many decades ago. (more…)


    9 Apr (CAMARILLO, CA) –  For the food we eat, we depend on something else most of us don’t think about — bees. Without them, the agriculture industry estimates that one-third of the food we eat would disappear. But right now, it’s the bees that are disappearing.  Overall this winter (more…)


    10 Apr (NATURAL NEWS) – A breakthrough report on the nutritional density of genetically-modified (GM) corn crops demolishes all existing claims that GMOs are “substantially equivalent” to non-GMOs. Entitled 2012 Nutritional Analysis: Comparison of GMO Corn versus Non-GMO Corn, the paper reveals not only that GMO corn is greatly lacking in vitamins and minerals compared to non-GMO corn, but also that it is highly toxic and filled with deadly crop chemicals like glyphosate (Roundup). (more…)


    28 Mar (AGE OF AUTISM) – In 2006 and in 2007, I wrote stories on “The Really Big Lie About Autism.”  This is of course the insane claim that the autism epidemic is simply the result of an expanded definition and greater awareness.  Back then, the rate was one in every 166 children.  A year later, it became one in every 150 children.  Regardless, whatever the rate, it’s always because of the same thing:  No real increase–greater recognition. (more…)


    29 Mar (CBS) – Protesters have descended on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House this week, enraged at a potentially health-hazardous provision they allege lawmakers inserted surreptitiously into a continuing resolution (CR) that will fund the government through the remainder of the fiscal year.  The bill sailed through the Capitol on Friday;  President Obama signed it into law on Tuesday. (more…)


    Mar 22 (NoMoreFakeNews.com) – For the medical cartel, Autism and Alzheimer’s are big, big business.  Profits are soaring.  These two conditions are promoted as specific diseases.  That’s where all the trouble starts.  If you read the Alzheimer’s and Autism definitions, which are the criteria for diagnosis contained in the psychiatric Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), you find there are no physical tests of any kind.  No blood tests, no saliva tests, no urine tests, no genetic tests, no brain scans. (more…)


    21 Mar (NATURAL NEWS) – In yet another blow to GMOs,  some major U.S. food retailers have signed on to the “Campaign for GE-Free Seafood”. These retailers include Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Aldi and many more. It’s the latest private sector blow to the deceptive biotech industry. Consumers overwhelming reject GMOs even if the FDA conspires with biotechnology companies to try to shove genetically engineered food down their throats. (more…)


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