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The Port Slow-Down was an Unnecessary Economic and Humanitarian Disaster

The ports on the West Coast are open for business again—and not a moment too soon. Technically, they never closed, though for months they’ve suffered from a work slowdown that has sucked billions of dollars from the U.S. economy. Last weekend, employers and union leaders reached a tentative agreement on a new, five-year contract that […]

ilwu lockout photo

The Port Slow-Down was an Unnecessary Economic and Humanitarian Disaster

The ports on the West Coast are open for business again—and not a moment too soon. Technically, they never closed, though for months they’ve suffered from a work slowdown that has sucked billions of dollars from the U.S. economy. Last weekend, employers and union leaders reached a tentative agreement on a new, five-year contract that […]

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For the Girl Scouts “Acting Like a Girl” Means Standing Up for Science and GMOs

If the Girl Scouts were to give out badges for courage in the face of controversy, they could award one to themselves—for fending off a smear campaign that targets cookies and science. That’s because the enemies of biotechnology decided to pick on the Girl Scouts, demanding that the youth organization remove genetically modified ingredients from […]

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India Moves Ahead With Biotech Crop Field Testing

India commercialized biotech cotton in 2002, but has not commercialized a biotech food crop and has sharply limited field trials since 2010.  The new government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi changed that after taking office last May.  Mr. Modi was chief minister of Gujarat state when biotech cotton was first grown and was a supporter […]

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