Neonicotinoids: The New DDT? (video)

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Neonicotinoids are the most widely used insecticides in the world. They’ve been linked to the decline of honeybees. But scientists now say they also harm many terrestrial, aquatic, and marine invertebrates. They damage sea urchin DNA, suppress the immune systems of crabs, and affect the tunneling and reproductive behavior of earthworms. They kill off the… Read more »

Genetic Modification Trails Conventional Breeding By Far

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Researchers have created conventionally bred varieties tolerant to drought and low nitrogen soils that can reduce poverty in 13 African countries by up to 9 %, far outperforming anything that genetic modification has achieved. by Prof Peter Saunders A fully referenced version of this article is posted on ISIS members website and is otherwise available… Read more »

Syngenta Sued for $1 Billion Damages over China’s Rejection of GM Corn as China Halts Its GM Rice and Corn Programmes

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85 % US export market to China destroyed as domestic prices for corn dropped 11 cents per bushel. by Dr Mae-Wan Ho US corn prices plummeted as China rejected all shipments containing traces of Syngenta’s MIR162. Farmers from 5 major corn growing states have filed 3 class action lawsuits against Syngenta, claiming damages of more… Read more »

Widespread Glyphosate Contamination in USA

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Most comprehensive study reveals glyphosate and AMPA in the environment over 9 years and across 38 states. by Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji The most comprehensive research to date on environmental glyphosate levels exposes the widespread contamination of soil and water in the US, as well as its water treatment system. Looking at a wide range of… Read more »

“Gardens and Micro Farms are Cost Inefficient and Fail to Feed Society”

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Photo © Craig Mackintosh People keep telling me that gardens and micro farms are cost inefficient and fail to feed society. Sometimes this information is delivered loudly and firmly with great emphasis on profit, and great personal attachment to the idea of its being true. There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about how… Read more »

Meet Mr. Glyphosate – a Case Study in Excess

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Thanks to a reader for sending this along to us. I don’t normally like to publish posts that reflect negatively about a particular person (I can think of only one other instance when I have, and that was about the results of a man’s work, as is largely the case here), but I feel that… Read more »

How Roundup® Poisoned My Nature Reserve

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A personal witness to the devastating demise of wild pollinators and other species as glyphosate herbicides increase in the environment. by Rosemary Mason MB ChB FRCA In March 2006, UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) announced the closure of its wildlife research centres [1], a decision opposed by 99% of 1 327 stakeholders. Monks Wood… Read more »

Changing from GMO to Non-GMO Natural Soy – Experiences from Denmark

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Healthier, more productive pigs, more profit, and much less birth deformities; an important lesson for all farmers not to use GMO feed or glyphosate on their land. by Ib Borup Pederson Based on invited lecture at the 1st Forum of Development and Environmental Safety, under the theme “Food Safety and Sustainable Agriculture 2014”, 25 –… Read more »

Justice Begins with Seeds Conference 2014: Largest Food Sovereignty & Non-GMO Advocacy Gathering in the Nation (Sept. 12-13, 2014, Portland, Oregon)

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When: September 12 & 13 in Portland, Oregon — All Day Event Where: First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205 Join the largest gathering in the US focused on educational campaigns related to Genetically Engineered Organisms. GMOs are one of the most common ingredients of commercial and industrial food… Read more »

Seeds of Truth – Vandana Shiva Responds to The New Yorker

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Editor’s Note: The New Yorker carried an article in its 25 August 2014 issue “Seeds of Doubt” by journalist Michael Specter, dedicated ostensibly to Vandana Shiva and the anti-GMO campaign, but is in truth a none-too-subtle ploy to discredit both in the service of the biotech industry. Specter had already published a book in 2009,… Read more »

“This is the model we want to head towards: Localised collectives controlling our own resources, naturally, in harmony with the planet.” Russell Brand

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Russell Brand, a ‘controversial’ British comedian and Truth activist has been posting weekly YouTube videos, in a series called The Trews (True News) — “What the news would say if the news were true” — where he dissects weekly headline news and mainstream news outlets, with the aim to raise awareness about how ‘news’ is… Read more »

Artificial Versus Natural Genetic Modification & Perils of GMOs

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The precision, complexity, and all-pervasiveness of natural genetic modification leave organisms and ecosystems particularly vulnerable to artificial genetic modification. by Dr Mae-Wan Ho Invited lecture at 1st Forum of Development and Environmental Safety, under the theme “Food Safety and Sustainable Agriculture 2014”, 25 – 26 July 2014, Beijing, China. A fully referenced version of this… Read more »