The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) have announced the winners of the 2015 recipients of thePatents for Humanity Award, among them the Golden Rice Project. Patents for Humanity is a USPTO program that recognizes patent owners and licensees working to improve global health and […]
Sense About Science is hosting a live Q&A in which it takes questions on people’s assumptions and misconceptions about what ‘natural’ really means. Are some foods more natural than others? Are the herbal medicines sold in health food shops really ‘all natural’? What would our countryside be like if we had never used artificial pesticides […]
Europe’s leading plant scientists call on national and European politicians to think again about the role of plant research, including the use of genetically modified (GM) plants.
The Open Letter signed by the scientists points out that if Europe is to reach the Horizon 2020 goals of tackling the societal challenge to provide a growing population with food in a sustainable way, they have to act for 1) adequate funding for plant science 2) possibilities to perform field experiments and 3) prompt […]