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  • Algae biofuel not sustainable now-U.S. research council

    Cross-posted from Thomsen/Reuters, by Roberta Rampton and Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON | Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:48pm EDT (Reuters) – Biofuels made from algae, promoted by President Barack Obama as a possible way to help wean Americans off foreign oil, cannot be made now on a large scale without using unsustainable amounts of energy, water and fertilizer, the U.S. National […]

  • German Researchers Hand Biofuels a Poor Review

    From Science Magazine Germany’s National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina has come down firmly against the use of crops for energy. In a reportissued today from a panel of more than 20 experts who have been working together since 2010, the academy concludes that biofuels should play only a small part in the move toward sustainable sources […]

  • Plan to merge labs for biofuel research criticized

    From the San Francisco Chronicle By David Perlman Thursday, March 29, 2012 — A plan by Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory to merge its energy labs into a major new research facility in Richmond where scientists would work to develop biofuels through genetic engineering came under fire Wednesday by activists who fear that dangerous new microbes would be created […]

  • Op-ed: Bay Area may be at risk from synthetic biology research labs

    From the San Jose Mercury-News By Emily Smith Beitiks Special to the Mercury News Posted:   03/27/2012 01:01:26 PM PDT Updated:   03/27/2012 02:39:14 PM PDT Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently announced a proposal to build a facility in Richmond at which synthetic biology research will be a major focus. This news should give us […]

  • Seeking serious debate? You’ve been CRISPR-conned.

    Civil Society Statement on CRISPRcon 2019 CRISPRcon advertises itself as a forum that brings together a broad selection of diverse voices to discuss the sweeping potential implications of CRISPR technologies for our food, health and ecosystems. Widespread and grave concerns about the potentially disastrous consequences for humanity and nature arising from CRISPR technologies have been […]

  • Gene Drive Resources

    Here are five new gene drive organisms that various forces are planning to release into the wild in the near future: “Bee Subordinate” Species: Apis mellifera, Apis cerana indica Developed by: Elwha LLC Status: Patent filed; technology theoretical Hype claim: Wild bees engineered to only pollinate fields that emit a certain light Reality: Corporate power […]

  • The Gene Drive Files: Disclosed Emails Reveal Military as top funder of dangerous new genetic manipulation technique

    The Gene Drive Files: Disclosed Emails Reveal Military as top funder of dangerous new genetic manipulation technique

    Gates Foundation paying $1.6 million to influence UN Expert Process

  • News Release: “Bleeding” veggie burger has “no basis for safety,” according to FDA

    News Release: “Bleeding” veggie burger has “no basis for safety,” according to FDA

    Documents show that makers of the “Impossible Burger” ignored FDA’s warnings about safety of burger’s key GMO ingredient Cross-posted from ETC Group.  August 8, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Creators of a fake-meat burger made with a high-profile genetically engineered ingredient may have landed their experimental industry in a sizzling food safety mess, casting doubt on […]

  • New “Biotech for Biofuels” compilation released

    via Biofuelwatch: “Biotechnology for Biofuels” includes in-depth investigations of three biofuel companies – Algenol, Mascoma, and Solazyme/TerraVia, and will be updated with forthcoming reports on algal and ligno-cellulosic biofuels, followed by further materials. Policy-makers and industry leaders are pinning their hopes on biofuels and an entire bioeconomy where fuels, consumer goods, plastics, chemicals and materials […]

  • Biofuelwatch Responds to First Open Pond Testing of GMO algae

    Cross-posted from Biofuelwatch.  In response to the University of California San Diego and Sapphire Energy’s publication of results from open pond testing of genetically engineered microalgae, Biofuelwatch warns that such tests are far more risky than most people realize, and should be cause for concern, not celebration. It is assumed, and these tests in fact […]