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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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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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Maize Culture | Costa Rican Government Decrees Corn as Cultural Heritage

by Devon G. Peña – Environmental and Food Justice, 28 July 2014 Declaration includes traditions, agriculture, customs, ideas, flavors and colors TRANSGENIC PLANTINGS ARE UNRESOLVED THREAT We are all familiar with the idea that many ethnic and indigenous communities self-identify as “corn cultures” in the Americas. The most familiar case is that of Mexico since …

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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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A High-Stakes Initiative Could Ban GMO Farming in Maui County

By Anita Hofschneider – Honolulu Civil Beat, 26 June 2014 Source: http://www.civilbeat.com/2014/06/a-high-stakes-initiative-could-ban-gmo-farming-in-maui-county/ In contrast, the Maui County proposal would ban most of the farming done by both Monsanto Company and Mycogen Seeds, an affiliate of DowAgroSciences, in addition to that of other farmers who rely on genetically modified seeds. The state Department of Business, Economic …

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Republication of the Séralini study: Science speaks for itself

GMOSeralini.org, 24 June 2014 Source: http://www.gmoseralini.org/republication-seralini-study-science-speaks/ Updates Español – Français – Italiano Press Release GMOSeralini.org welcomes the news of the republication of the chronic toxicity study on the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup and a commercialized genetically modified (GM) maize, Monsanto’s NK603, led by Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini. The republication restores the study to the peer-reviewed literature so …

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Texas Tries Last-Ditch Attack on Super Weed

by Jesse Newman - The Wall Street Journal, 19 June 2014 Source: http://online.wsj.com/news/article_email/texas-tries-last-ditch-attack-on-super-weed-1403221544-lMyQjAxMTA0MDIwMDEyNDAyWj State Seeks EPA Permission to Use Controversial Herbicide to Battle Pigweed The Environmental Protection Agency is weighing an emergency request by Texas regulators to allow cotton farmers to deploy a controversial herbicide, marking a new front in the war on “super weeds” that has …

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Generously motivated

by Vandana Shiva – The Asian Age, 18 June 2014 Source: http://www.asianage.com/columnists/generously-motivated-526 Upholding our laws to defend biosafety is in national interest. But this is not the motivation guiding the IB, whose report repeats the false claims of the GMO industry about Bt cotton. Intelligence agencies are supposed to protect the safety and security of …

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Foreign Hand in the IB report? Joint statement from Vandana Shiva, Aruna Rodrigues & Kavitha Kuruganti

Food Farmers Freedom, 17 June 2014 Source: https://kavithakuruganti.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/foreign-hand-in-the-ib-report-joint-statement-from-vandana-shiva-aruna-rodrigues-kavitha-kuruganti/ Press Release India’s Sovereignty, Security and Freedom at risk – Is the IB being used by foreign corporations to take over India’s vital seed sector? The IB report has a special section on GMOs (genetically modified/engineered organisms). It clearly supports the introduction of GM crops into Indian …

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