Tag Archives: bio-engineering

Regulating in response to evolution?

One of the questions that became apparent while writing Unnatural Selection was, could the risk of evolution become part of the regulatory process? Here is a bit of a Wall Street Journal article by Jacob Bunge reporting on EPA’s attempt to reign in evolution in response to rootworm-resistant corn (i.e. Bt corn.) A product that […]

Unnatural Selection Reviewed in Publishers Weekly, National Nurse, LA Review of Books

Here are a few reviews of the new book, Unnatural Selection: Publishers Weekly:┬áThe power of evolution, toxicologist Monosson (Evolution in a Toxic World) demonstrates, is quite amazing: when strong selective pressure is coupled with short generation times, significant changes in populations can occur over very brief intervals…..more here National Nurse Magazine:┬áThis fascinating and thought-provoking book […]

Another one bites the dust, nature conquers bioengineering — again

And another one bites the dust. Corn rootworms, once the scourge of corn growers, stymied by corn engineered to produce Bt toxin (a crystalline toxin that basically pokes holes in the guts of these worms) are back. No matter how you feel about bioengineering, this is bad news because it can only lead to increased […]