Henry I. Miller , M.D.
Henry I. Miller , M.D.
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GMO crops are key to sustainable farming—why are some scientists afraid to talk about them?
Journals must be more discriminating about what they publish

January 21, 2019  •  Genetic Literacy Project

Molecular genetic engineering has spawned a strange new allergy. No, not the kind of allergy that causes hives or wheezing; rather, an aversion to mentioning the role of genetic engineering in agriculture. In analyses, reports, and supposedly scholarly articles on sustainable agriculture, individuals and institutions that know better often ignore or downplay the importance of the newer technologies, such as recombinant DNA ("gene-splicing") and gene editing.

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A Market-Based Solution to Rising Drug Prices: More Competition
Reciprocity of Drug Approvals Would Be More Effective Than Price Controls

January 14, 2019  •  American Greatness

President Trump and high-ranking officials in his administration, including Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, are scheduled to meet tomorrow for a strategy session on how to moderate drug prices.

The president is frustrated over recent price increases that have occurred in spite of his publicly pressuring and shaming drug companies. "Drug makers and companies are not living up to their commitments on pricing. Not being fair to the consumer, or to our Country!" he tweeted on January 5th.

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EPA's Advisers Reflect Influence Of The 'Deep State'
What do EPA bureaucrats fail to understand about 'bias' and 'conflict of interest'?

January 7, 2019  •  Investors Business Daily

Having spent 15 years as a federal regulator, I have seen first-hand what has been called the "Deep State," a core of diehard adherents to a certain philosophy or set of policies that conflict with the nation's political leadership. They are not sinister plotters of a coup, just career bureaucrats who know they'll outlast the current administration and its political appointees.

EPA is exhibit number one. Its career bureaucrats have long considered their "constituency" to be not the American people but the most radical, anti-technology, anti-corporate elements of the environmental movement.

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An Unpretty Review of 'Sustainable Intensification' in Agriculture
Pretty's incomplete "review" reflects no credit on him or on Science

January 6, 2019  •  Science

Jules Pretty's article seemed less a "review" than an opinion piece that contained critical omissions.

Mr. Pretty defined "sustainable intensification" thusly:

"...comprises agricultural processes or systems in which production is maintained or increased while progressing toward substantial enhancement of environmental outcomes. It incorporates these principles without the cultivation of more land and loss of unfarmed habitats and with increases in system performance that incur no net environmental cost."

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Russia's anti-Western propaganda campaign is a declaration of war
Russia's disinformation machine gets help from American "useful idiots"

January 2, 2019  •  Washington Examiner

A U.S. Senate-commissioned analysis by a cybersecurity firm released on Dec. 17 found that Russia's infamous troll factory, the Internet Research Agency, is conducting "modern information warfare."

Renee DiResta, the research director of the firm, described the IRA's battle plan as a "cross-platform attack that made use of numerous features on each social network and that spanned the entire social ecosystem."

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