New GMO Studies Demonstrate ‘Substantial Non-Equivalence’

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Studies document substantial differences of GM maize and GM soybean from their conventional non-GM counterparts, exposing a permissive regulatory regime that has failed miserably in protecting public health and biodiversity. by Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji A fully referenced and illustrated version of this article is posted on ISIS members website and is otherwise available for download… Read more »

Hawaii’s Big Island Leads the Way in Banning GMOs

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Hawaii’s Big Island bans GMO testing and cultivation while other counties step up their campaigns to regulate GM testing and farming, but agritech giants are already gearing up for a fight. by Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji The mayor of Hawaii County Billy Kenoi has signed Bill 113 into law, banning agritech companies and farmers from testing… Read more »

Twitter Storm for Steve Marsh – Friday, 24 January, 2014

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Editor’s Note: Dear Readers, please support Steve Marsh. If Steve wins his upcoming courtroom battle it could set a legal precedent with wonderful consequences. I dream of the day where any farmer who wishes to grow GMOs will be required to protect their neighbour’s crops from contamination by doing so under a giant plexiglass dome……. Read more »

Mae-Wan Ho Answers 11 Questions on GMOs, Science, and Life

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Paul Haeder: Where is the GMO debate now worldwide? Mae-Wan Ho: The GMO debate should be over by now, at a time when the agronomic failures of GM crops are there for all to see (particularly in the United States, which has more than 40% of global GM crops planted) together with serious health and… Read more »

Help This Farmer Stop Monsanto’s GM Canola

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You might not have heard of Steve Marsh yet but this man could lose everything to protect your right to eat GM-free food. Who is Steve Marsh? Steve Marsh is an Australian farmer who lost his organic certification when Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) canola blew onto his farm from a neighbouring property in 2010. Since… Read more »

Retracting Séralini Study Violates Science and Ethics

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Publishing giant of fake pharmaceutical journals fame now retracting damning research findings against GMOs and Roundup herbicide on behalf of the biotech industry. by Dr Mae-Wan Ho and Prof Peter Saunders Giles-Eric Séralini, a professor of molecular biology at Caen University, led a toxicological study on GM maize and Roundup herbicide involving 200 rats over… Read more »

Addressing the Causes of Land Degradation, Food/Nutritional Insecurity and Poverty: a New Approach to Agricultural Intensification in the Tropics and Subtropics

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by Roger RB Leakey, Agroforestry and Novel Crops Unit, School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Cairns, Australia. Photo 1: A multifunctional agriculture landscape in Viet Nam with many income-generating tree-based production systems on hillsides surrounding an area of intensive food production on the most fertile soils. Abstract The shortage of new land… Read more »

Number of Scientists Who Say GMOs Not Proven Safe Climbs to 230

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Editor’s Note: This is a press release update to this recent post. Developer of first commercialised GM food says debate isn’t over. The number of scientists, physicians and legal experts who have signed the group statement, “No scientific consensus on GMO safety”[1] has climbed to 230 in just over a week – and it’s still… Read more »

Huge GMO News

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It hasn’t been a good week for Monsanto and the rest of the biotech industry. Just three days ago, Mexico banned genetically engineered corn. Citing the risk of imminent harm to the environment, a Mexican judge ruled that, effective immediately, no genetically engineered corn can be planted in the country. This means that companies like… Read more »