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No scientific consensus on GMO safety

Scientists release statement saying public is being misled Press release, Earth Open Source, Monday 21 October 2013 Contact claire.robinson@earthopensource.org / +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 ...

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, ...

joint statement on new EU seed legislation

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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 ...

New Sustainability Project

http://www.newvisionireland.org/ 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

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 ...

kokapelli defeat 2

Hi all, ironic that John has written this the day before UK agricultural research John Innes Centre announced a big GM project to engineer a pea/cereal cross http://news.jic.ac.uk/2012/07/cereals-self-fertilise/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18845282 so the same international business and research establishment interests that created "Green Revolution" fertilizer dependant cereals will now fix our dependency on fertilizers with effectively an all together new plant (or ...

Invasive Species Ireland

This website acts as a gateway to Invasive Species Ireland. From here, users will be able to find information on a range of species, policy related to individual species or groups of species, and action plans to deal with species that threaten the biodiversity and economies of Ireland. http://invasivespeciesireland.com/

ITALIAN MAGISTRATE CHARGES BAYER AND SYNGENTA MANAGERS FOR KILLING BEES WITH CLOTHIANIDIN

Please see the attached WORD article from Italy's national newspaper LaStampa. A Turin magistrate has had senior managers from Bayer and Syngenta charged with spreading chemicals (Clothianidin) that kill bees - on the grounds that this threatens the national economy of Italy. He has already ruled that they are 'culpable' - i.e. they have to answer ...

Widespread Immune Deficiency Disease in Wildlife: a hypothesis

Widespread Immune Deficiency Disease in Wildlife

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