The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "bioengineering" ...
Genetically engineered foods have risks that the U.S. government ignored during the approval process. Now companies like Monsanto and Novartis Seeds are facing stiff opposition to these foods in other countries. The protests could move to the U.S. with people asking questions that perhaps should have been asked years ago.
The Progessive takes a look at the contamination of organic goods by genentically modified orgamisms (GMOs). Genetic contamination of oganic foods can come from sharing equipment, trucks and through pollination by wind and insects. Still, by comparison, organic crops are "orders of magnitude cleaner" than conventional ones.
Tags: organic crops; organic farming; bioengineering; genetically modified corn; genetically modified organisms; Organic Trade Association; National Organic Standards Board; American Seed Trade Association
The Legal Times examines the maze of issues surrounding the regulation of biotech foods to find out who is responsible for overseeing the biotechnology industry. "It just doesn't make sense--the FDA is looking at food, and the EPA is looking at certain seeds, and the USDA is look at other aspects of genetically modified food," the Legal Times quotes a Durbin staffer.
Tags: biotechnology; bioengineering; bioengineered corn; regulation of biotech foods; StarLink; Department of Agriculture; Enivronmental Protection Agency; Food and Drug Administration; Biotechnology Industry Organization
Mother Jones investigates "the worldwide revolt over gene-altered foods [that] has begun to take root in this country." Critics of genetically engineered, or GE, crops say such food products could "create unexpected new allergens or contaminate products in unanticipated ways, resulting in threats to public health... In addition, many scientists fear that bio-engineered crops could spark widespread ecological damage, creating insecticide-resistant bugs and herbicide-resistant 'superweeds' that would make kudzu and purple look like so many summer dandelions." Mother Jones discovered that the Food and Drug Administration ignored the objections of several scientists concerning the safety of GE foods and products.
The Progressive criticizes the efforts by chemical companies to promote Bovine Growth Hormone, a bioengineered substance injected into cows to increase milk production, November 1989.
San Jose Mercury-News runs in-depth article on rapidly advancing chemical and biological warfare technology; how bioengineering could revolutionize warfare, April 1984.