Golden Reyes

“That experience includes the endless promises and the repeated failures of the one ‘healthier’ GM crop that has been in development for nearly 20 years, Golden Rice, with enhanced Vitamin A levels. This was promised as an immediate cause for blindness in the late 1990s, but is still not working.” (https://www.soilassociation.org/news/2016/may/new-study-highlights-the-failure-of-an-ageing-gm-technology/)

It’s hard to see why.

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Cosmetic App

“The [genetically modified] apples are identical to their conventional counterparts except the flesh of the fruit will retain a fresh appearance after it is sliced or bruised.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/14/canadian-companys-genetically-modified-apples-win-us-approval)

Who has an appetite for covering up the bruises of fruit abuse?

Jetsam

“Think about wastes, such as sewage or landfill waste as resources – not problems to be disposed of.” The stumbling block has previously been large indigestible complex biopolymer molecules. Now US biotechnologists may have developed “a genetically engineered strain of yeast that simultaneously breaks down xylose [large sugar molecule] and converts acetic acid [vinegar] to fuel.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24489800)

If only there was a way to set this yeast on the Great Pacific garbage patch without just converting it to a Great Biodiesel Slick. Beer would be acceptable.