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Human Interest

The Green House Phenomenon

January 4, 2011 - 15:16 -- Patrick Sampao

Late last year, I was told of a newly discovered alternative use for mosquito nets that residents from a locality in Muranga, a district in Central Kenya, have embraced.  My informant called it the green house phenomena. I wanted to see the “green houses” for myself before saying much about them. Last weekend I set out to see what that was all about.

Guilt by association: GM Mosquito = Monsanto Profits

September 26, 2010 - 23:16 -- Mark Benedict

Researchers who have been devoting themselves to creation of mosquitoes that cannot transmit disease are facing formidable foes: a warm reception for specious arguments and deep pocket anti-GM organizations.Plans to release GM mosquitoes in Malaysia provide a window into the opposition. Will GM mosquitoes be given a chance to improve human health?

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