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GM Discussion : October 2, 2003

1. Gene link in antidepressant side effects
2. Bountiful Harvest by Thomas R. DeGregori
3. Judge's ruling a huge victory for biotechnology
4. GM plants safe for bees
5. Saving the planet with GM

Gene link in antidepressant side effects
The mystery of why only some people taking antidepressants get side effects may have a genetic solution, suggesting that gene testing may one day lead to better drug selection for patients undergoing ...
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Bountiful Harvest by Thomas R. DeGregori
Reviewing Thomas R. DeGregori's latest book 'Bountiful Harvest: Technology, Food Safety and the Environment', Craig Marxsen describes DeGregori as a widely travelled economist who specializes in the s...
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Judge's ruling a huge victory for biotechnology
A Unitd States federal judge has ruled against granting class-action status to a lawsuit accusing Monsanto and some of its seed-marketing rivals of plotting to control genetically modified corn and so...
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GM plants safe for bees
Studies have shown genetically modified plants have little or no impact on bee health, says HortResearch scientist, Louise Malone.However, bees still need to be taken into account when GM plants a...
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Saving the planet with GM
Over the next half century genetic engineering could feed humanity and solve a raft of environmental ills if only environmentalists would let it, Jonathan Rauch writes in the Atlantic Monthly. Tha...
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