Category Archives: Biotechnology

Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the EU commission and former prime minister of Luxembourg, a country of 500 thousand people which vehemently opposes GE crops. (pic. from The Telegraph)

The EU vs science

Some people still grumble about the inquisition or Galileo’s trial. Optimists will argue that those days are long gone now. After all, even the Catholic Church has embraced evolution and the …

Arctic centred

GMO: the pointless label

When it comes to arguing about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) there is a big obstacle: the name GMOs describes things ranging from bacteria producing human insulin to super-sized salmons. General …

Karl Popper:
“A theory in the empirical sciences can and should be scrutinized by decisive experiments”

Science is based on evidence not opinion

Not long ago, a new technology that could revolutionise stem cells-based therapies was in the news. The reporting may have escaped many but the media was not to blame; this …

illustration of an in vitro cloning assay

The race to produce a human embryo by cloning is over. Now it is time to stop racing and start thinking.

Science moves fast; last year a scientific article from Shoukhrat Mitalipov’s lab (1) claimed that they had succeeded in cloning a human up to the stage of embryo and produced …

scene from Frankenstein 1931

Golden Rice, Frankenfood, and the torch-wielding mob

Most scientists hate the term “Frankenfood” applied to genetically engineered (GE) crops. Activists certainly use it as an insult. But did those activists actually read Mary Shelley’s book? Mary Shelley’s …

Police forensic science support

Next generation insect-resistant plants

Farmers like genetically engineered (GE) crops because they require less pesticides and fertilizers than conventional crops. This allows farmers to save money, time, and also the environment. One of the …

Subscribe for email alerts


Visit my LinkedIn Profile


What’s on @arielpoliandri


Join Us



Hit Counter provided by orange county divorce attorney



Hit Counter provided by orange county divorce attorney