Earth Minute: Anne Petermann on clearcutting of trees in the Amazon

TRANSCRIPT: Right now Brazil is moving forward with plans to clearcut millions of trees in the Amazon to make way for hydroelectric dams, built to power mines and aluminum smelters. But the indigenous Mundurukú people are standing up… Read More

Earth Minute on GE loblolly pine (1/27/2015)

January 27, 2015 Earlier this week, a letter from the US Department of Agriculture to genetically engineered tree company ArborGen was made public that grants unprecedented powers to ArborGen to pursue commercial cultivation of a GE loblolly pine… Read More

Earth Minute on Monsanto’s GE dicambria-resistant soybean and cotton

Earth Minute 1/20/15 On Thursday, the US Department of Agriculture approved Monsanto’s controversial new GMO soybean and cotton that resist the toxic herbicide dicamba. Approved in 1967, dicamba seeps through the environment, causing damage to crops and flowering… Read More

Earth Minute: Anne Petermann on Cambrian Genomics

Originally aired on January 6, 2015 Transcript A San Francisco-based company, Cambrian Genomics, aims to make synthetic biology – the dangerous manufacture of synthetic DNA to create entirely new organisms – accessible to all, without government regulation. Cambrian… Read More