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Will England grow GM maize?

Owen Paterson is the UK’s Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. We’ve known since at least a year ago that Mr Paterson loves GM (genetically modified, genetically engineered) crops. So it’s no surprise to learn that Mr … Continue reading

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No seeds, no future

Biowatch South Africa shows us a film about agroecology and food sovereignty. ‘We accept maize seeds from the Department of Agriculture, but we don’t plant those GM seeds. We feed them to chickens.’

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Soya to grow with 2,4-D

Crops genetically modified (GM, genetically engineered) to resist Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup (glyphosate) aren’t the only GM crops designed to be grown with weedkiller. GRAIN tells us about a new such crop. It’s a soya (soybean, Glycine max) designed to be … Continue reading

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Are GM crops biosafe?

Are GM (genetically modified, genetically engineered) crops biosafe? Here’s a review of how biosafety testing is done. That review is from the lab of Gilles-Eric Séralini. Prof Séralini is famous or infamous for a series of studies about GM crops. … Continue reading

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Rising levels of CO2 could exacerbate malnutrition

argylesock says… Climate change is happening. We humans caused it. Here’s yet another way that climate change threatens people, especially poor people. [Edit] I looked up the original paper (behind a paywall, but my University library has a subscription) and … Continue reading

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William Engdahl on GMOs: The Lies and Long History of the Poisoning of Humanity

Here are strong words against genetically modified organisms (GMO, genetically engineered organisms.) Carol Grieve’ at Food Integrity Now shows us an interview with German American journalist F William Engdahl in which he says that GM grew from eugenics in the … Continue reading

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James C. Scott on Food sovereignty: a critical dialogue

Originally posted on the anthropo.scene:
argylesock says… I like the way James C. Scott explains food sovereignty and food security in this lecture. He remarks on how we humans rely, mostly, on only three food sources: maize (corn, Zea mays), rice (Oryza sativa) and wheat … Continue reading

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Monsanto Admits: 1. We Don’t Need Genetic Engineering, 2. We Don’t Need Monsanto

Originally posted on Volatility:
> Recently Wired magazine ran a Monsanto infomercial touting its alleged change of strategic course on vegetables. Monsanto, through its subsidiaries Seminis and others, is selling a line of high-end conventional vegetables dolled up as some kind of high-tech breakthrough. Contrary…

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The EU GM Battle Goes in the Next Round…

Originally posted on Food (Policy) For Thought:
… or, alternative title: “Can anybody explain how the EU works?” Have you heard the news? The European Commission is set to approve a new variety of genetically modified corn (a variety called…

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Toxic pesticides

Gilles-Eric Séralini is famous for publishing controversial evidence that lab rats (Rattus norvegicus) got tumours after they ate genetically modified (GM, genetically engineered) maize (corn, Zea mays). Prof Séralini’s website explains that the maize was a Roundup Ready crop called … Continue reading

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