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Is the GM crops war over? What’s next?

GM (genetically modified, genetically engineered) crops are a fact of life by now. In our interconnected world (remember the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP, which might be finalised soon) I think that people who oppose GM crops may have … Continue reading

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GM foods neither safe nor needed, say genetic engineers

Today Earth Open Source (‘Collaborative approaches for sustainable food’) promotes the second edition of GMO Myths and Truths. Here’s the press release. Genetic engineers Dr John Fagan and Dr Michael Antoniou, and researcher Claire Robinson, talk good sense in my … Continue reading

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Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association will sue Vermont over its GMO labeling law

Originally posted on The Secular Jurist:
Defying repeated threats of a lawsuit from Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), on May 8, Peter Shumlin, Governor of Vermont, signed a historic bill requiring food manufacturers to label genetically engineered (GE)…

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The homogenisation and globalisation of diets

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization has estimated that some 75% of the diversity of cultivated crops was lost during the 20th Century and, by 2050, we could lose…

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Secret trade deals

The campaigning group GMO Inside isn’t only about genetically modified (GM, genetically engineered) food. It’s also about the secret trade deals which, says Shireen at GMO Inside, threaten the food on our plates. From the United States Shireen looks West … Continue reading

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Trade across the Pond

The World Development Movement (WDM) wants poverty to end. ‘WDM campaigns against the root causes of poverty and inequality. We are a democratically-governed movement made up of local campaign groups based in towns and cities around the UK. Our staff … Continue reading

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The Value of Soil

Originally posted on thinkingcountry :
A clever little film from the ELD Initiative (http://eld-initiative.org/) on the value of soil and the reasons why we should be pursuing sustainable land management systems.

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