Category Archives: Shared posts from other blogs

Doug Gurian-Sherman: “‘Food Evolution’ Documentary Supports GMOs, but Not Science, Part 2”

Originally posted on Beginning to End Hunger:
Note: This article is the second part of a critical review of the widely-circulating documentary about GMOs titled “Food Evolution”. [See AgroEcoDoc’s take on the film, posted earlier on this blog, here.] The…

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Jon Woodhouse: “Monsanto’s War on the International Agency for Research on Cancer”

Originally posted on MauiHawaiiTheWorld:
Ever since the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer released a report suggesting that glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling pesticide Roundup, could cause cancer, there has been a relentless campaign to…

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Jon Woodhouse: “New Pro GMO Doc Twists Facts to Support Big Ag”

Originally posted on MauiHawaiiTheWorld:
“Calm, careful, potentially revolutionary, “Food Evolution” is an iconoclastic documentary on a hot-button topic,” begins a laudatory Los Angeles Times review of a new pro-GMO doc. “Persuasive rather than polemical, it’s the unusual issue film that deals…

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“The push for GM mustard is coming from the commercial food industry, not from the kitchens of ordinary Indian homes”

Originally posted on CHS-SACHETAN:
. As the Indian government considers approving the commercial cultivation of GM mustard, the Hindu reports that an alliance of biologists and activists have warned that such a move would be ill-advised. A threat to seed…

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Belinda Martineau: Scientific Uncertainty and Professional Ethics as Related to GMOs

Originally posted on Biotech Salon:
Fred Gould, the chairman of the committee that produced the most recent National Academies report on GMOs, and I were invited to speak at the third and final NSF-funded workshop on the topic of “Scientific…

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GMOs: Food, Money & Control: Part I – Charles W. Elliot

Originally posted on Buddhist Global Relief:
? Charles W. Elliott The recent battle over California’s Proposition 37, a ballot initiative to require consumer labeling of genetically modified organism (“GMO”) food[1], has shone a harsh spotlight on the impacts of biotechnology…

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AGRA Watch: What the Monsanto-Bayer Merger Means for South Africa

Originally posted on AGRA Watch:
This past December 2016, Monsanto shareholders agreed to the sale of their company to German Agro-chemical and seed company Bayer, for $66 million US Dollars. It will be the largest ever foreign corporate takeover in…

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Belinda Martineau: “Science-Based Regulation of GE Crops Requires More Long-Term Rat Feeding Studies with NK603 Corn” [2014]

Originally posted on Biotech Salon:
Although May 2014 will mark the 20th anniversary of the U.S. FDA’s approval for and Calgene’s market launch of the world’s first commercially available genetically engineered (GE) whole food, the Flavr SavrTM tomato, it’s amazing…

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Belinda Martineau: Pew Research Center Finds “Americans have Limited Trust in Scientists Connected with Genetically Modified Foods”

Originally posted on Biotech Salon:
I started this blog because I strongly believe that when a technology is heading out of scientific laboratories and into the public marketplace, it is the job of scientists who use it to provide the…

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Jon Woodhouse: GMO Studies & Conflicts of Interest

Originally posted on MauiHawaiiTheWorld:
Researchers have found that a large share of scientific studies on genetically modified (GM) crops were tainted by conflicts of interest, mostly because of having an employee of a GM producing company as one of the…

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Jon Woodhouse: High Levels of Glyphosate Pesticide in Popular Food Products

Originally posted on MauiHawaiiTheWorld:
A study led by Food Democracy Now has found high levels of the pesticide glyphosate in many of America’s most popular food products. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, is the most heavily used chemical…

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The Functional Perspective: GMO pt 2 – Connecting the dots- BT Corn

This is a follow up from my previous post regarding GMO trends. How many know what BT corn is?  I have heard of GMO corn and I know it is modified to include insect repellent but beyond that didn’t really…

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raziqkakar: German toxicologist accuses EU authorities of scientific fraud over glyphosate link with cancer

Originally posted on Small Scaled Farmers and the pastoralists are the backbones of animal agriculture. They play a pivotal role not only in producing quality food item but also conserving the genetic resources as well as nature for the next generations. Contrast to the factory farming small scaled farming and pastoralism do not use (up to their level best) pesticides and chemical fertilizers etc. They do not harm the nature by the blind use of inputs like energy and water. They are the custodians of the genes and nature.:
Dr Peter Clausing says the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and the European Food…

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eats shoots ‘n leaves: Monsanto’s GMO cotton loses luster in India

Originally posted on eats shoots 'n leaves:
The American agricultural giant, which has bet its future on crops genetically engineered to resist pests and herbicides, is suffering a major setback in the world’s second most populous land. Farmers resent the…

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Jon Woodhouse, MauiHawaiiTheWorld: GMO Propaganda From Nobel Laureates

Originally posted on MauiHawaiiTheWorld:
In a  propaganda stunt more than 100 Nobel laureates signed a letter attacking Greenpeace’s opposition to GMOs and blaming the organization for preventing the introduction of genetically engineered Golden Rice.  The letter asked Greenpeace to cease…

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Wally Richards’ Weekly Column [2015, Rangitikei, NZ]: ‘WHO’s announcement on Glyphosate’

Originally posted on Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch:
Here is Palmerston North’s gardening guru Wally Richards’ weekly garden news & commentary. Wally gives us his thoughts on the latest findings from WHO … “Glyphosate probably causes cancer”. This latest revelation from…

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AGRA Watch: Global Justice Now Tells a Tale of Two Food Systems

Originally posted on AGRA Watch:
By Johanna Lundahl, AGRA Watch Intern The UK based activist organization  Global Justice Now(GJN) released a powerful new infographic this summer which illustrates an all too familiar story– a farmer-controlled farm relies on traditional seed systems…

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Robert Schooler: Cornell Student Initiates Student-Led, Expert-Backed, Evidence-Based GMO Course

Originally posted on GMO Awareness:
The (Anti) GMO Debate Or… how one student decided to respond to the pro-GMO propaganda at Cornell University By Robert Schooler at http://www.gmowtf.com My name is Robert, and I am a Cornell University undergraduate student. However, I’m…

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AGRA Watch: Agroecology vs. Industrial Agriculture

Originally posted on AGRA Watch:
The UK based Agroecology Group released this infographic called Soil to Sky, created by The Christensen Fund. The graphic follows the impact of industrial agriculture compared to agroecology, on soil, food, water, communities, and the atmosphere. ?…

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Vandana Shiva | Ending a Century of Ecocide and Genocide, Seeding Earth Democracy

Originally posted on Rise Up Times:
Putting Monsanto on trial is only the beginning of what the world’s people must do to regain control of their food systems By Vandana Shiva  Common Dreams  October 12, 2016 “More accumulation of wealth through…

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