Don't destroy research

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Re: Don't destroy research

Postby Ian Pegler » Sun May 12, 2013 1:58 pm

Ian Pegler wrote:from itv.com...

Nick Herbert: "It's important police are allowed to have sex with activists."

Undercover police officers can start sexual relationships with suspected criminals if it means they are more plausible, Home Office Minister and Sussex MP Nick Herbert said today.

He said that under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA), officers were permitted to have sex as part of their job but the legislation meant the operations were strictly managed.


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Police spy: 'How we stole dead children's identities' - video

The identities of an estimated 80 dead children have been used by undercover police. A police operative who used the alias Pete Black to spy on protest groups explains how they did it


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Re: Don't destroy research

Postby Ian Pegler » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:52 am

from the Guardian...

Scotland Yard spied on critics of police corruption

Exclusive: undercover officers in Special Demonstration Squad targeted political campaigns against Metropolitan police


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Re: Don't destroy research

Postby Ian Pegler » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:35 am

from the BBC...

GM rice opponents wicked, says minister Owen Paterson

Opponents of the development of a type of genetically modified (GM) rice enriched with vitamin A are "wicked", the environment secretary has said.


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Re: Don't destroy research

Postby Ian Pegler » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:57 am

from WalesOnline...

Wales' first GM farmer backs claims technology's opponents are 'wicked'

John Cottle, who farms in Flintshire, supported UK Environment Secretary Owen Paterson’s suggestion green activists are scuppering crucial nutrition programmes for the world’s poor


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Re: Don't destroy research

Postby Ian Pegler » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:02 am

from the Guardian...

For scientists in a democracy, to dissent is to be reasonable

Government policy in Britain, Canada and Australia is crushing academic integrity on behalf of corporate power


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Re: Don't destroy research

Postby Ian Pegler » Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:58 am

from the BBC...

Genetically-modified purple tomatoes heading for shops

The prospect of genetically modified purple tomatoes reaching the shelves has come a step closer.


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Re: Don't destroy research

Postby Ian Pegler » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:49 am

from the BBC...

GM crops: UK scientists call for new trials

A new report on genetically modified (GM) crops, commissioned by the prime minister, calls for more UK field trials and fewer EU restrictions.


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Re: Don't destroy research

Postby Grahame Gardner » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:53 pm

Ian Pegler wrote:Scientists have genetically modified mice to enable them to sniff out landmines. They hope the GM mouse, known as MouSensor, could become a useful tool to help deal with the dangerous legacies of past wars.

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I must have missed this post at the time, but.... I simply could not resist this:

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Re: Don't destroy research

Postby Ian Pegler » Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:19 pm

from the Daily Mail...

Scientists' hidden links to the GM food giants: Disturbing truth behind official report that said UK should forge on with Frankenfoods

  • Government advisory body presented an 'independent' report on Thursday
  • It was used to support a bid to speed up the use of GM food in the UK
  • But in fact all five authors have a vested interest in promoting GM crops


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Re: Don't destroy research

Postby Ian Pegler » Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:56 pm

The following tweet was sent earlier from Sense About Science...

Sense About Science ‏@senseaboutsci 11 hrs

Today's Daily Mail GMO headline - how are scientists' links "hidden" if they declare them at a press conf & email them to the paper?


The Daily Mail article makes no mention of Sense About Science.

Perhaps they will now..?

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Re: Don't destroy research

Postby Ian Pegler » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:37 am

The wise men of the yeast ? </pun>

Scientists hail synthetic chromosome advance

Scientists have created the first synthetic chromosome for yeast in a landmark for biological engineering.


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