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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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A Bad Day for GM Crops—Germany Says No Thanks
15 April 2009 4:52 am
If Tuesday's report concluding that GM crops do not provide superior yields to normal crops wasn't discouraging enough to fans of the technology, Germany added insult to injury yesterday by becoming the sixth European Union country to ban the cultivation of a strain of GM maize because of environmental concerns. Spiegel provides the background on the decision, which runs counter to the E.U.'s own approval of the GM crop. Monsanto, the producer of the maize, is reportedly mulling a legal challenge to Germany's ban.