Category Archives: Bio-Engineering

$100 Million Funding for Algae Biofuels Plant

By David L. Brown A $50 million federal grant has been awarded to Sapphire Energy of San Diego, CA, for a revolutionary bio-fuels plant to be built in New Mexico. The announcement was made by Energy Secretary Steven Chu, whose … Continue reading

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‘Green Revolution’ Pioneer Borlaug R.I.P.

By David L. Brown Norman Borlaug died yesterday in Dallas, Texas at 95. He was never a celebrity except among the environmentally conscious few, but to us he was a super star. Dr. Borlaug was credited with saving at least … Continue reading

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Irrational Fear of GM Crops as Famine Looms

By David L. Brown The uncontrolled growth of the world’s population lies at the heart of most of our environmental, social, health, agricultural, and political problems. Let’s see, did I leave anything out of that dogmatic statement? Well, sure, because … Continue reading

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Bio-engineering … blessing or curse?

The subject of genetic engineering is controversial. It has the potential to reduce human suffering and famine, but there is opposition to GM crops from many sources. The acceptance of rejection of GM crops could mean the difference between life … Continue reading

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