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Has the synthetic bacteria Synthia become a rogue flesh-eating disease?

Upon closer inspection, it seems that this story can be traced to a single, very creative conspiracy theorist writing in 2010. As of 2020, the "World Vision Portal Forum" on which it was ...
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Do some GMO plants provide bigger yields and more efficient use of land?

Yes. This meta-analysis read 147 original scientific papers about GMO crops. On average those papers found a 22% increase in crop yields and a 37% decrease in pesticide use for GMO vs non-GMO crops. ...
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Has the synthetic bacteria Synthia become a rogue flesh-eating disease?

Most likely not. There are reports of flesh eating bacteria contracted at beaches, and these cases are uniformly from Vibrio infections. It appears that Vibrio likes to breed around oil spills, if ...
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