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Genetic Engineering Disadvantages
2013-04-16 16:43:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While there are many advantages to the ability to modify genes, there are also a number of genetic engineering disadvantages. However, unlike the pros — such as super-sized strawberries, drought-proof corn or fungus-resistant soybeans — the cons of genetically engineered foods are sometimes a little harder to spot. For starters, according to Washington Post columnist Dr. Peter Lind, genetically modified organisms (GMO) have...

2011-05-12 11:25:00

NEW YORK, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As BlogWorld & New Media Expo, the world's largest and most comprehensive social media conference, prepares to make its New York debut May 24-26 at the Jacob Javits Center, the schedule is filling up with some of the most successful and influential new media personalities the Big Apple has to offer. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110217/LA50397LOGO) On the agenda so far is social media pioneer and New York Times best-selling author...

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2009-02-25 10:40:38

The New York Post has confirmed it laid off longtime gossip columnist Liz Smith but hasn't offered a reason why, CNN reported. The 86-year-old writer has chronicled the doings of the rich and famous for New York tabloids for more than three decades. The Post is grateful to have been able to publish Liz Smith's legendary column for so many years. We wish her the very best for the future, New York Post Editor Col Allan said in a statement issued Tuesday. Smith told CNN affiliate WABC-TV in New...

2008-09-29 14:41:05

By KENT WARD Old newspaper editors don't fade away - they just keep on playing editor. Thus it is that I find myself doing mental edits of strange things I hear on television newscasts these days. Sentences that surely make strict grammarians wince in pain are being cranked out regularly by reporters, network anchors and advertising copy writers who apparently fail to read their copy critically, for the sense of it, before unleashing it on an unsuspecting public. Many a dangling clause...

2006-04-28 11:56:44

By Matthew Robinson NEW YORK (Reuters) - The "Star-Spangled Banner" debuted on Friday with new Latin beat and Spanish lyrics but it did not win a glowing review from President George W. Bush, who said the cherished national anthem should be sung in English. Latin American artists recorded "Nuestro Himno" (Our Anthem) to stir immigrants to turn out for a national boycott and marches for rights across the country on May 1. Instead they stirred up the ire of those who see it as further...

2006-04-21 17:40:00

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Times has suspended the blog of a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist who posed as an Internet reader to defend his own column and attack his conservative foes. The Times apparently learned of Michael Hiltzik's multiple identities from another blogger, Patrick Frey, who was slammed by the columnist under a pseudonym. Frey, author of a blog called Patterico's Pontifications (www.patterico.com), traced the writer back to Hiltzik's computer....

2006-04-21 15:49:36

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Times has suspended the blog of a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist who posed as an Internet reader to defend his column and attack his conservative foes. The Times learned of Michael Hiltzik's multiple identities from another blogger, Patrick Frey, who was slammed by the columnist under a pseudonym. Frey, author of the Patterico's Pontifications blog (www.patterico.com), traced the writer back to Hiltzik's computer. In 1999,...

2006-01-27 11:31:13

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hamas's stunning Palestinian election victory this week signals that democratic change is possible in the Arab world, even if the United States might not be pleased with the outcome of an idea it has championed. The Islamist movement is poised to form the next Palestinian government after winning 76 seats in the 132-member parliament to end Fatah's 40 years of political dominance in an electoral power shift that has no precedent in modern Arab...

2006-01-25 17:26:26

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles Times columnist who infuriated conservatives by writing that he does not support American troops fighting in Iraq -- and calling those who do "wusses" -- stood by the article on Tuesday. Joel Stein said he has been "bombarded" by hate mail over the incendiary article -- which was headlined "Warriors and Wusses" and held that U.S. soldiers in Iraq were "ignoring their morality" -- but does not regret writing it and stands by the...