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Biotechnology news and analysis from The Nation
October 13, 2017
What Is Silicon Valley Doing to Your Dinner?
An illustrated guide to the future of food.
October 11, 2017
The Future of Food
How do we build a just, sustainable food system?
John W. Boyd Jr.
October 11, 2017
The Grain That Tastes Like Wheat, but Grows Like a Prairie Grass
For 12,000 years, human agriculture has cultivated grains that are replanted every year, at enormous environmental cost. Kernza represents a new way forward.
September 11, 2017
The Pentagon’s Next Frontier for War Might be Space
And that should scare us.
August 29, 2017
We’re Failing Our Test Run for the Age of CRISPR
We’re on the cusp of being able to genetically shape our offspring, but without accurately informing would-be parents, genetic diversity will become a code for poverty.
David M. Perry
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August 12, 2016
80 Percent of Patents Belong Solely to Men
Female inventors are claiming only a tiny sliver of patents, reflecting a gender bias in technological and scientific invention.
June 10, 2016
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Hurt Farmers and Make Seed Companies Richer
Here’s why experts say the trade deal is a “big win” for the biotech seed industry.
October 27, 2015
What’s It Like Growing Old in the New Economy?
Danish architect Deane Simpson explores this vexing question in his book
Young-Old: Urban Utopias of an Aging Society.
Matthew Shen Goodman
July 5, 2015
July 5, 1996: Dolly the Sheep Is Born, the First Mammal Produced by Cloning
“Do we really want to manufacture animals on the assembly line and look on them not as live organisms but as relatively cheap factories that can yield profitable products?”
August 13, 2014
Can GMOs Help Feed a Hot and Hungry World?
Not if activists succeed in making the genetic modification of food politically unsustainable.