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Monsanto Just Got Access To The World’s Most Powerful Gene-Editing Tool

Monsanto Just Got Access To The World’s Most Powerful Gene-Editing Tool

Agriculture company Monsanto has acquired a non-exclusive global licensing agreement from MIT’s Broad Institute and Harvard to use the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing system. The firm will use it to design and grow new seeds and plants, but there are key restrictions on its use to prevent Monsanto from abusing this revolutionary…

The Fascinating Journey Your T-Shirt Took To Get To You

In an age that encourages everything organic, fairly traded, and USA-made, it’s easy to overlook the less-celebrated (and often significantly more common) goods we use on a daily basis. Take the shirt on your back, for example — because NPR certainly did.

Biotech Company Blamed For Bee Collapse Buys Leading Bee Research Firm

Biotech Company Blamed For Bee Collapse Buys Leading Bee Research Firm

Monsanto, the biotech company whose proprietary genetically modified corn has been fingered as the possible culprit in the collapse of the bee population, has gone ahead and purchased Beelogics, a research firm committed to “restoring bee health and protecting the future of insect pollination”.