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GMO crops portrayed in the media: Debunking popular myths

Center for food safety The recent article, " Seeds of Doubt ," in the August 25, 2014 issue of The New Yorker by Michael Specter echoes common myths about genetically engineered (GE) crops and omits legitimate scientific critiques of the ... Sott.net, 1 day ago

Climate-smart agriculture or corporate greenwash?

It was the sound of 500,000 alarm bells ringing in unison. On Sunday, half a million people from 166 countries took to the streets to demand action from world leaders as they gathered in New York for the UN Climate Summit. The People's Climate ...
 Soil Association6 days ago

SOS - Save Our Seed - the Battle for African Seed Independence, Food Security and Sovereignty [analysis]

In order to address Africa's poor agricultural productivity international players are intent on criminalising traditional seed saving practices. This thrust is directed by a triumvirate of corporate interests, actively assisted by first world ...
 Individual.com1 week ago SOS Save Our Seed: The battle for African seed independence, food security and sovereignty  Polity.org.za6 days ago

Scientists praise and challenge FAO on agroecology

Scientists praise and challenge FAO on agroecology www.iatp.org/blog/201409/scientists-praise-and-challenge-fao-on-agroecology Nearly 70 scientists and scholars of sustainable agriculture and food systems ...
 Third World Network1 week ago

CropWorld Global 2011: Changing our global approach to farming 1 September 2011 | By Alistair Driver

'SOCIETY has gone properly wrong in the way it produces and consumes food, according to Hans Herren. Dr Herren, a renowned scientist and international development expert, is on a mission to promote what he insists is a better alternative to the ...
 Care21 week ago

Girish Shahane's Straw Man Anti-GMO Activist: Irrationalism Masquerading As Informed Debate

Countercurrents.org Appearing on the Scroll.in website on September 3, Girish Shahane mounts an attack on Vandana Shiva and what he believes to be her false and misleading statements about farmer suicides in India (access the article here ).
 Counter Currents2 weeks ago

Seeds of slavery

, an international partnership across India, Africa and the US launched the One Agriculture-One Science: A Global Education Consortium initiative aimed at revitalising global agricultural education, capacity building and technology transfer. This ...
 Care21 month ago

Science Academy Falters in Launch of New GE Study

One morning a few weeks ago, I received an email from the National Academy of Sciences' National Research Council (NRC), announcing the makeup of a provisional committee of experts that has been tasked with carrying out a comprehensive new study of ...
 Huffington Post1 month ago
Grist Magazine

Teaching a humongous foundation to listen to small farmers

These days, Sam Dryden speaks in a soft whisper. When I met him for breakfast in the restaurant at the Seattle Four Seasons, I had to lean close to hear. Then I stopped my recorder and listened back, to make sure it was audible over the jazz ...
 Grist Magazine1 month ago

Nip this in the bud

Genetically modified crops, whose ecological effects are irreversible, could become a mainstay of Indian agriculture thanks to collusion between the government and the biotech industry The final report of the Supreme Court-appointed Technical ...
 The Hindu1 month ago
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