GMO

Maharashtra jeopardises India’s biodiversity & food sovereignty: Only state to permit GM Field trials in India

IndiaGMInfo, 16 October 2014 Maharashtra jeopardises India’s biodiversity & food sovereignty: Only state to permit GM Field trials in the country Source: http://indiagminfo.org/?p=783 Press Release Farmers, Scientists, Activists demand an immediate halt of open GM trials that pose a threat to food safety and environment of the entire nation Pune,16th October, 2014: On World Food …

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ISIS Report – Widespread Glyphosate Contamination in USA

Institute of Science in Society (ISIS) – 8 October 2014 Source: http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Widespread_Glyphosate_Contamination_in_US.php Most comprehensive study reveals glyphosate and AMPA in the environment over 9 years and across 38 states Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji Please circulate widely and repost, but you must give the URL of the original and preserve all the links back to articles on …

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Leading scientists say no consensus on safety of genetically modified organisms

Examiner.com, 21 October 2013 Source: http://www.examiner.com/article/leading-scientists-say-no-consensus-on-safety-of-genetically-modified-organisms There is no scientific consensus on the safety of genetically modified (GM) foods and crops, according to a statement released today by a growing list of more than 90 scientists, academics and physicians. The statement comes in response to recent claims from the GM industry and some scientists, journalists, …

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Acquisition of Africa’s SeedCo by Monsanto, Groupe Limagrain: Neo-colonial occupation of Africa’s seed systems

Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), 7 October 2014 Source: http://afsafrica.org/acquisition-of-africas-seedco-by-monsanto-groupe-limagrain-neo-colonial-occupation-of-africas-seed-systems/ Media Release Addis Ababa 7 October 2014 The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) is deeply concerned about the recent acquisitions by multi-national seed companies of large parts of SeedCo, one of Africa’s largest home-grown seed companies. Attracting foreign investment from the …

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Deepak Chopra congratulates Vandana Shiva for leading the crusade against GMO

Saving Ourselves, Saving Our Planet   Source: http://youtu.be/upgXLMOefSQ Deepak Chopra congratulates Vandana Shiva for leading the crusade against GMO. However to avert near mass extinction of our species & of life on our planet we need a critical mass of sanity & love in action. — Related event: Dr Vandana Shiva talking with other prominent …

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A Low Blow from on High

by John Krich – The Edge Review, 29 Aug- 4 Sep 2014 Why did The New Yorker magazine trash an Indian environmental icon? — More information: Category Archives: The New Yorker Responses: http://vandanashiva.com/?cat=14 Related articles: Seeds of Truth – A response to The New Yorker, by Dr. Vandana Shiva: http://seedfreedom.in/seeds-of-truth-a-response-to-the-new-yorker/ Gunning for Vandana Shiva, by Louis …

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Farms Finest: Are silent farmlands the canary in the coal mine?

by Joni Keefe – The Aspen Times, 19 July 2014 Source: http://www.aspentimes.com/news/12218983-113/seed-modified-genetically-weeds The size of private donations given to universities by big agribusiness is astounding. From grant money to construction of research labs and even the funding of actual positions, corporate influence is firmly rooted in this once sacred world. Where do we go to find …

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GMO culture situation in Costa Rica

by Fabián Pacheco Rodríguez and Jaime E. García González – July 2014 Abstract: It gives a description of every GMO culture ever authorized in Costa Rica from 1991 to this day, including those limited to research and agronomic evaluation, naming which public and private entities have been involved in such activities. It then refers to …

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Civil Society Coalition Against the General Release of Genetically Modified Cotton in Malawi

Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET), 4 July 2014 Source: http://www.cisanetmw.org/images/Press_Release_Malawi_GM_cotton_-_Civil_Society_Coalition.pdf Press Release MONSANTO FACES STRONG OPPOSITION TO GM COTTON FROM MALAWI CIVIL SOCIETY Lilongwe, 4 July 2014 An alliance of 19 civil society organisations and an organic vegetable farmers group led by the Commons for EcoJustice (EcoJustice) and representing Malawian small-scale farmers, faith-based organisations, organic …

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Ghana: Atikpo Flails Away, Never Lands A Blow On Shiva

Food Sovereignty Ghana, 4 July 2014 Source: http://foodsovereigntyghana.org/atikpo-flails-away-never-lands-a-blow-on-shiva/ Dr. Atikpo and OFAB appear brilliant at building straw men to argue against and tear down with much ferocity.  Unfortunately they do not address the points made by Dr. Shiva regarding GMOs.  They do not address the real dangers of GMOs to Ghana or to the people who …

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