Neoliberal environmentalist Mark Lynas recently gave a talk at the Oxford Farming Association in which he apologized for once militating against GMOs. Now, after having discovered "science" he has decided we need GMOs to feed the world.
January 9, 2013, PANNA at http://www.panna.org/
Oakland, CA – For more than a decade, Mark Lynas has been a staunch opponent of genetically engineered (GE) crops, but last week he announced he has changed his mind. Lynas’ position reversal has generated much attention, and has given a platform to the ongoing global conversation about the value of patented seeds, pesticides and the science behind the technology.
What's for Dinner? Jim Gerritsen speaking about OSGATA v. Monsanto Appeal prior to Jan 10, 2013 court date
This is an interview By Susan Yomans of What's for Dinner? with organic seed farmer, Jim Gerritsen.
Fast-growing genetically-modified salmon are engineered to produce growth hormones for their entire life. People who eat this fish will eat this modified DNA, along with these growth hormones.
In spite of overwhelming opposition by citizens and public interest groups to genetically engineered (GE) food, including 400,000 public comments opposing GE salmon, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on December 26, 2012 that it is prepared to give this transgenically-engineered salmon final approval.
The 'global land rush' is grabbing headlines. While media coverage has focused on the role of hedge funds, retirement funds, sovereign wealth and 'new colonialist' purchases of vast tracts of land in Africa and Asia, academic research is uncovering a broader pattern. As global land values increase, land ownership is becoming increasingly concentrated, even where there have been few reports of land grabbing. Researchers are uncovering patterns of dispossession that are even deeper, wider and potentially more devastating for rural local communities than is generally acknowledged.
The Lynas School of pseudo-scientific environmentalism Twenty-two pieces of junk science from the Lynas Manifesto
Dr Brian John Past Lecturer in Geography, University of Durham 6th January 2013
By Renata, January 3, 2013
Warsaw – As a result of bans on cultivation of genetically modified crops, that were introduced by the government today, from January 28 2013, planting GMO crops will not be allowed. Many environmental organizations as well as farmers and scientists can see it as a success, pointing out that it is not yet the final step to eliminate GMOs from the environment and from our food.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
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2012 was the year the lights came up on the biotech industry. Its claims, its tactics and its products all came under scrutiny and some of its biggest PR fairytales bit the dust. Here are some prime examples.
Eric Holt Gimenez argues the need for a pro-active movement based on land sovereignty to fight land grabbing.
Farming Matters | 28.4 | December 2012
In what activists have dubbed the “global land grab”, transnational investment in land has grabbed media headlines worldwide. While attention has focused on the role of hedge funds, sovereign wealth and foreign purchases of vast tracts of land in Africa and Asia, recent research is uncovering a broader pattern. As land values increase, land ownership is concentrating everywhere – even where there have been few reports of foreign land grabbing.