From Fool.com and includes some good graphics.
Foolish bottom line
The strangest thing about activist groups singling out Solazyme and Ecover – and its continued attack on synthetic biology – is that the companies and the broader industry are working toward the same exact goals: making the food system more sustainable, more economically viable, and freezing or reducing our environmental footprint. Synthetic biology may not be the easiest industry to understand, but investors and consumers need to think twice before they believe there’s a giant conspiracy taking place involving hundreds of companies and garage start-ups across the world. As these seven busted myths demonstrate, Solazyme’s renewable oils are quite sustainable and environmentally responsible.