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GMOs: Research Says They’ll Help End Starvation, but Americans Remain Wary

With global warming, drought and the shrinkage of American farmland, will there be enough food to feed the world? It’s a question with which experts are consumed—and should be. “Millions of people are going to die from climate change,” says Kathryn De Master, a UC Berkeley assistant professor of agriculture, society and the environment.

And experts say some of those millions are going to starve.

Update: Hopping mad science feud boils down to frog fees

Late last week, the news that famous (and in some circles, infamous) Berkeley endocrinology professor Tyrone Hayes had lost his UC lab funding leapt from campus squabble to scandal-dom. The professor accused the school of acting in cahoots with its corporate benefactors. The university, in turn, said Hayes had run out of money to pay his UC lab bills.

Hopping Mad: Frog researcher who galls industry loses UC lab funds

A lone wolf academic calls into question the safety of an herbicide being peddled by a Big Ag-embedded conglomerate. But alas, said conglomerate has donated a fat chunk of change to the university where the academic is employed and, before you can say “quid pro quo,” the maverick scientist is out of funding.

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