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Most Recent ISSA News

No scientific consensus on GMO safety

Scientists release statement saying public is being misled Press release, Earth Open Source, Monday 21 October 2013 Contact / +44 (0)752 753 6923 There is no scientific consensus that genetically modified foods and crops are safe, according to a statement released today by an international group of over 85 scientists, academics and ...

The fennel flower

Nigella sativa -- more commonly known as fennel flower -- has been used as a cure-all remedy for over a thousand years. It treats everything from vomiting to fevers to skin diseases, and has been widely available in impoverished communities across the Middle East and Asia. But now Nestlé is claiming to own it, and filing ...

Monsanto obscenity

Friends, In an obscene development, a Monsanto executive is winning this year's  'Nobel Prize of agriculture' -- the prestigious World Food Prize -- for creating GMOs. Receiving it legitimizes the sort of rampant genetic modification Monsanto pioneered, and helps validate a ruthless business model that impoverishes farmers and monopolizes our food. If that wasn't baffling enough, ...

Apple varieties in our collection

2013_AppleVarieties_Universal these are the apples in our collection with all colour pictures. Here to download is a spreadsheet of apples available for sale this year, SummaryData_PottedAndBareroot_2013 This list shows all the apples for sale including the two year olds which can only to collected as they are too big to post. Please browse ...

joint statement on new EU seed legislation


Apple scab disease

A useful booklet about the cycle and  the control, with a few recipes too. AppleScabDisease

Take action in the legislative process of EU-Seed regulation!

Hello everyone who cares about our seeds and our freedom to use, exchange and sell them! Take action in the legislative process of EU-Seed regulation! There is urgent action needed to avoid damage by the upcoming new EU regulation of seed marketing. The new regulation will de facto ban old and rare varieties and farmers varieties and ...

List of varieties for graft requests from ISSA orchards

If you have visited our orchards and found a fruit you are interested in but it is not available from our catalogue, you may request it to be grafted, please see the list below.  Then contact our office and we fill out the graft request form. From the hill orchard appletown wonder, ard cairn ...

New Sustainability Project New Vision Ireland is an independent project by Artist & Researcher, Alberto Hogan. This website aims to grant easy access to essential information for anybody wishing to change their lifestyle to a more sustainable and self-reliant one. The New Vision Ireland project understands that the neccessary change for social & environmental sustainability will not be ...


Shell are planning to start drilling for oil in the frozen north off the coast of Alaska later this month. The Arctic is a vulnerable environment and Shell’s plans put wildlife such as polar bears and walruses at risk…. Greenpeace have come up with a creative way of registering an objection to Shell’s plans ...

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