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FDA Nears Approval of Genetically Altered Salmon

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The New York Times reports.

The ongoing controversy surrounding genetically altered foods is shifting from the plant world to the animal one. The New York Times reports that AquaBounty Technologies has engineered a salmon that is nutritionally identical to wild salmon but can reach market size in 16-18 months instead of three years. This technology would enable fish farms to become much more profitable as they would be......read more

Monsanto Scores Legal Victory

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U.S. Supreme Court decision clears path for genetically modified alfalfa.

In the first ever U.S. Supreme Court decision on genetically modified crops, justices overturned a lower court’s ban on the planting of alfalfa seeds engineered to resist a Monsanto herbicide. The case is a win for the biotechnology industry, and potentially sets a precedent for future litigation on GM foods. Alfalfa is highly susceptible to being outcompeted by weeds, so it's important......read more

Will the Farm Bill Address GMO Concerns?

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With California's Prop 37 narrowly defeated, GMO labeling proponents take aim at the federal Farm Bill

California's Proposition 37, which would have required that genetically modified foods carry a label, suffered a narrow defeat (53 to 47) last week, thanks largely to the $45 million No On Prop 37 ad blitz backed by Big Food companies like Monsanto. Despite the defeat of the bill, GMO labeling advocates have plenty to be proud about, considering that the Yes cause was outspent 5 to 1......read more

Turn the Lights Up

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SHFT Advisor Gary Hirshberg on why the American food system needs to label genetically modified foods

Americans care about the food we eat and feed our families, now more than ever. In the span of just a few weeks, "pink slime" became a consumer phenomenon, leading to the unprecedented rapid-fire removal of the product from major stores and schools, the closure of production plants and USDA approval of voluntary labeling. Talk about legislation through retail. It's not just ammonia in beef.......read more

A New Diet for the Planet

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Nature Conservancy CEO Mark Tercek on eating with the earth in mind

Mark Tercek for Huffington Post: This week, I was asked an interesting question as part of the Q&A session following a talk I gave at the Fortune Brainstorm Green conference in California. To paraphrase journalist Marc Gunther, who moderated the evening: "You are a vegan. You also lead the world's largest conservation organization. Why doesn't The Nature Conservancy make changing people's......read more

GM Salmon Safe to Eat, says FDA

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Coming soon to a dinner plate near you: genetically-enhanced Atlantic salmon.

If you're into eating mutant animals, it's time to get excited. The FDA declared last week that genetically engineered Atlantic salmon "is as safe as food from conventional Atlantic salmon," clearing a major obstacle in its upstream swim toward our dinner plates. If the idea of eating a fish developed in a science lab sounds unappetizing to you, maybe you'll change your......read more

Doug Aitken: Altered Earth

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New film work exploring France's desolate, surreal Camargue region comes with its own iPad app

Fresh off his amazing video installation projected on the facade of the Hirshhorn Museum, L.A. artist Doug Aitken is installing a new exhibition at a 19th-century train station in Arles, France. The show, entitled Altered Earth, explores the ever-evolving geography and ecosystem of the Camargue region in France. "It’s so remote, a natural place that does not seem to change,"......read more

John Pfahl's Digitally Altered Landscapes

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Acclaimed landscape photographer embraces the digital age.

In 1977, John Pfahl pushed the field of landscape photography forward with his landmark series "Altered Landscapes."  For the collection, Pfahl physically intervened in landscapes before shooting them, dishing up some poignant environmental commentary in the process. Over thirty years later, Pfahl echoes those works with “Métamorphoses de la Terre," only this time the......read more

Kilian Martin: Altered Route

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Filmmaker Brett Novak delivers another stunning short starring the most creative skateboarder in the world

If you happened to see any of Brett Novak's videos of Kilian Martin skating (like this one shot in Barcelona), then you've probably already pressed play on this clip and you don't need to read the following text. If not, well, let us be the first to tell you that every second spent watching Martin do his thing is time well wasted. In "Altered Route," Novak follows the creative skater to an......read more

Separating GMO Facts from Fear

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In a brilliant article for The New York Times, Amy Harmon explores the fascinating fight over genetically modified crops in Hawaii

In the Sunday edition of The New York Times, Amy Harmon delivers a riveting long read about the battle over banning genetically modified crops on the island of Hawaii. The story follows the case of Greggor Ilagan, a Big Island councillor who supported the ban along with his liberal constituents. Wary of GMO scare stories, Ilagan sets out on a quest for the truth. Harmon traces the path of......read more

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