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Posted by Rebekah Wilce on January 14, 2014

Despite a full-court press defending the supposed benefits of genetically engineered "golden rice," it has never entered production. According to Jonathan Latham of Independent Science News, the science media has utterly failed to report accurately on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) -- on their failures and criticisms rather than just their potential successes. A transgenic high-protein cassava, a type of starchy edible root, was lauded in the scientific press but fizzled not long after. So did a supposedly virus-resistant sweet potato that was widely hailed in the media. According to Jonathan Latham of Independent Science News, these and others are just a few examples of what he says is the utter failure of the science media to report accurately and critically on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) -- on their failures rather than just their touted successes.

Posted by Rebekah Wilce on January 13, 2014

Xcel Energy and Endo Health Solutions have cut ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), bringing the total number of corporations that have left ALEC since 2011 to 72.

Posted by The PRW Staff on January 10, 2014

West Virginia residents in eight counties and part of a ninth were told Thursday evening not to drink, cook with or wash with water supplied by West Virginia American Water after a leak earlier in the day at a chemical facility along the Elk River.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on January 08, 2014

In the final weeks of Wisconsin's 2012 recall elections, a group called Coalition for American Values Action flooded the state's airwaves with over $400,000 in ads, telling viewers that "recall is not the Wisconsin way," and to "stop the recall madness" by voting to reelect Walker.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on January 06, 2014

The Koch brothers and their wealthy allies pledged to spend $400 million on the 2012 elections -- and it looks like they did it. The Koch network alone raised nearly as much as the Romney campaign.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on January 02, 2014

Highlights of testimony submitted by CMD to the U.S. Senate's Judiciary Committee in July 2012, where it provided case studies of some of the secretly-funded nonprofit groups that have reportedly received subpoenas in the "John Doe" probe.

Posted by Maxwell Abbott on December 31, 2013

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos' latest initiative promoting the use of commercial unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones, to deliver his company's products has drawn scrutiny and criticism from numerous parties.

Posted by Rebekah Wilce on December 30, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has told manufacturers of antibacterial soaps and body washes to demonstrate that they are both safe and effective within the next year.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on December 19, 2013

The Franklin Center for Public Integrity and its Wisconsin Reporter website have aggressively attacked the "John Doe" probe into possible campaign finance violations during Wisconsin's 2011 and 2012 recall elections, and have broken news regarding the apparent targets of the investigation, but have omitted an important fact: some of its key staff may be caught up in the investigation.

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