Spread of 'superweeds' blamed on herbicides for GMOs

Jan 13, 2014

Spread of 'superweeds' blamed on herbicides for GMOs

The United States is facing an epidemic of herbicide-resistant “superweeds,” which some activists and researchers are blaming on GMOs — an accusation rejected by industry giants. According to a recent study, the situation is such that American farmers are “heading for a crisis.” Many ...

New malaria vaccine type shows huge early promise

Aug 9, 2013

New malaria vaccine type shows huge early promise

A new kind of malaria vaccine that mimics the effect of mosquito bites has shown early promise by offering 100 percent protection to a dozen human volunteers, researchers said Thursday. The experimental vaccine, called PfSPZ and produced by the Maryland-based company Sanaria, contains live ...

Aug 4, 2013

Bacteria-killing chemicals may be masking salmonella

The Agriculture Department is reviewing research that shows new bacteria-killing chemicals used in chicken slaughterhouses may be masking the presence of salmonella and other pathogens that remain on the meat that consumers buy, according to records and interviews. Academic researchers agree that the chemicals ...