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More Details >> Secretary Perdue Issues USDA Statement on Plant Breeding Innovation
Hrm, so plant GMO means bringing in genes from unrelated organisms. But CRISPR editing of plant genomes for point changes/deletions, bulk changes that could/were achieved via traditional plant breeding (but difficult to expand/commercialize conventionally), and importing genes from related (how related?) species doesn't count as GMO, thus no labeling requirement. FDA still says any artificial gene modification to animals counts as GMO, and the animals get regulated as "animal drug"?
USA  USDA  FDA  EPA  GMO  CRISPR  genetically  modified  organism  plant  gene  editing  labeling 
april 2018 by asteroza
What to do when confronted by cops
ACLU  detention  rights  USA  Delicious 
january 2014 by asteroza
SecureKey: Building Trusted Identity Networks
Apparently these guys have a deal with the USPS, to setup a cloud federated identity platform, so you can use bank website logins (or other identity providers deemed secure) to logon/verify identity with US federal websites. Sorta Fed OpenID?
cloud  identity  management  authentication  service  government  ID  password  security  federated  provider  USA  portal  Delicious 
january 2014 by asteroza
The Real Boston Tea Party was an Anti-Corporate Revolt | Common Dreams
Wow, I never really new about the origin's of the Boston Tea Party. This puts a very different take on things. Apparently Ben Franklin and other prominent businessmen of the time were appalled by the anti-corporatism, and offered to reimburse the East India Company themselves. Kinda puts the current Occupy Wallstreet protests in perspective, and makes the Tea Party look inappropriately named.
boston  tea  party  history  transnational  corporation  protest  activism  USA  revolution  Delicious 
october 2011 by asteroza
We send to you - Buy Online, We receive your goods, and ship it to you.
Seems to be a service specifically tailored to ship US items to Japan. Though most US retailer have a cow if the shipping address is different from the credit card billing address, so this doesn't solve that many problems...
japan  USA  package  freight  mail  forwarding  service  delivery  Delicious 
september 2011 by asteroza
Army sees smartphones as important for soldiers -
I really want to know who will be making the wireless (bluetooth?) CAC card reader that is compatible with the iPhone since I want a generic wireless smart card reader that works with the iPhone and not do a skeezy blackberry software install on host computers if I want to use the blackberry bluetooth SCR ...
US  USA  military  cellphone  wireless  bluetooth  CAC  card  reader  android  iPhone  hardware  devices  Delicious  electronics 
december 2010 by asteroza
Create an iTunes App Store account without a credit card
Apple given tricks to getting a US iTunes store account without a creditcard, to facilitate accessing the US iTunes and appstore from a foreign country (wink wink)
apple  iTunes  US  USA  account  creation  iPhone  appstore  howto  guide  tutorial  reference  credit  card  Delicious 
november 2010 by asteroza
Mail Forwarding Services at St Brendan's Isle
A nice mail forwarding service with "real" postal mail addresses so you can get packages from US domestic shipping only companies, then have them forwarded abroad.
florida  postal  mail  address  forwarding  service  sailing  RV  cruiser  storage  travel  cruising  US  USA  Delicious 
august 2010 by asteroza
Charlie's Diary: Merciless
A criticism of the US's lack of mercy in many aspects and a focus on the "contract" part of the "social contract", which has far reaching implications. The tug of war between unfettered personal freedom and collective safety (made under the assumption of weak or at least loosely coupled interdependency) in this case has to be painted against a backdrop where there is a fundamental distrust of governmental power and all things associated with socialism/collectivism. It certainly resonates with the desire to personally benefit exclusively from your effort (as a form of reward/motivation for effort), and not be dropped down to an external, universal, and mediocre average.
america  culture  mercy  empathy  mercilessness  USA  politics  criticism  commentary  criminal  rights  Delicious 
august 2009 by asteroza

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