Monthly Archives: June 2015

Why in the world won’t people trust GMO?

Despite myriad assurances from scientists that foods containing genetically modified ingredients are safe to eat, consumers still would like to see more and more products labeled “G.M.O.-free”. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/08/fears-not-facts-support-gmo-free-food/?smid=tw-nytimes Responding to consumer concerns about genetically modified organisms, or G.M.O.s, in foods, as well as individual company and state actions on G.M.O. labeling, the Department of Agriculture […]

Tech industry and US posture over encryption

Top U.S. tech companies are warning the Obama administration against imposing new policies that the companies say would weaken increasingly sophisticated encryption systems designed to protect consumers’ privacy. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/09/us-cybersecurity-usa-encryption-idUSKBN0OP09R20150609?utm_source=twitter In a strongly worded letter to President Barack Obama on Monday, two industry associations representing major software and hardware companies said, “We are opposed to any […]