I read the news today (24/12/16)…..

It included stuff about gene editing, local economies and local food, bailing out Spanish banks, the potential of citizen’s basic income, how the UK government is about to confuse anti-semitism and criticism of Israel, and a new and positive EU report on the health impacts of organic food and farming.

New Breeding Techniques: New GMOs in a Legal Limbo

http://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/new-breeding-techniques-new-gmos-in-a-legal-limbo/

 God’s Red Pencil: Myths about Gene Editing

http://www.independentsciencenews.org/science-media/gods-red-pencil-crispr-and-the-three-myths-of-precise-genome-editing/

http://beyond-gm.org/gods-red-pencil-crispr-and-the-three-myths-of-precise-genome-editing/

Fresh local foods will make us healthier and happier

http://www.kentucky.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/joel-pett/article122702144.html

“Local, folks, local” – how businesses can heal society

https://www.ft.com/content/b2c29834-c7b8-11e6-9043-7e34c07b46ef

A new crisis in brewing in Spain

http://wolfstreet.com/2016/12/24/a-new-crisis-is-brewing-in-spain/

Citizen’s Basic Income: a radical idea heading for the mainstream

https://theconversation.com/basic-income-is-a-radical-idea-bound-for-the-political-mainstream-heres-why-69695?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The%20Weekend%20Conversation%20-%206376&utm_content=The%20Weekend%20Conversation%20-%206376+CID_dedd1a5c21ae39e17d8335be3e678375&utm_source=campaign_monitor_uk&utm_term=Basic%20income%20is%20a%20radical%20idea%20bound%20for%20the%20political%20mainstream%20%20heres%20why

The UK government’s new ‘anti-semitism’ definition conflates racism with valid criticism of Israel

https://www.opendemocracy.net/david-rosenberg/uk-government-new-anti-semitism-definition-conflates-racism-with-valid-criticism?utm_source=Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=d93ef62088-DAILY_NEWSLETTER_MAILCHIMP&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_717bc5d86d-d93ef62088-408033289

Human health implications of organic food and organic agriculture

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2016/581922/EPRS_STU(2016)581922_EN.pdf

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/peter-melchett/organic-food_b_13790906.htm

                                                                                                                                                                                             …………Oh boy

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