Originally published on www.permaculture.co.uk Polly Higgins, Lawyer for the Earth, is the founder of the campaign to make Ecocide the 5th international Crime Against Peace. Here she gives the latest update on the Ecocide Campaign, and sends a personal message to all permaculture people. Please support Polly and her team to close the door once… Read more »
Posts Categorized: GMOs
Regular readers will know we are doing what we can to support Vandana Shiva‘s "Occupy the Seed" campaign, running between 2 — 16 October, 2012. This worthy "Seed Freedom Fortnight of Action" is a call to respect and liberate the world’s seeds and to maximise their diversity — their being the very basis of our… Read more »
Editor’s Note: I think there should be a law against not keeping campaign promises…. And for those voting in the upcoming U.S. elections, don’t forget — they lie. This week, OCA launched a SignOn petition asking Michelle Obama to tell the President it’s high time he honored his campaign promise to label GMOs. We don’t… Read more »
Join the Global Alliance for Seed Freedom in a global Fortnight of Action from the 2-16 October 2012. Find out more and get involved here and here.
If we fail to change trajectory, then perhaps we should be re-engineering the root cause of our problem — ourselves? It’s true that I’m well known for attacking the GMO industry, its industry financed scientists and their thus-incentivised reductionist ‘science’. I’ve expressed many times that GMOs are a "solution looking for a problem". We know… Read more »
by Helen Wallace, GeneWatch Selling fish, meat and milk from GM animals will be controversial but the new draft rules will also allow billions of GM insect eggs and caterpillars to be spread in fruit and vegetables — claims campaign group. The European Food Safety Agency’s new draft rules for approving genetically modified insects, fish,… Read more »
Although recorded back in May, for International Permaculture Day (see here and here), I found out about the interview below only yesterday. In the interview, PRI PDC Teacher, Rhamis Kent, talks to renowned environmental filmmaker, John D. Liu, whose fantastic work we’ve featured on this site multiple times (here, here, here and here for example)…. Read more »
by Richard Widows I don’t think I could provide anyone with a better example of the madness and hypocrisy that plagues the Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) debate, than what is currently happening in California around the campaign to label GMO – or Proposition 37. What is Proposition 37? This year, over 1 Million Californians signed… Read more »
by International Permaculture Day On Sunday 6th May 2012, we launched the first International Permaculture Day and were honoured to interview world-renowned environmental activist and seed defender Dr. Vandana Shiva. Dr. Shiva spoke to us about the importance of seed sovereignty as the basis for permanent (sustainable) agriculture and about the grave and growing threat… Read more »
A Global Citizens Report on the State of GMOs — False Promises, Failed Technologies by Navdanya International People who point out the emptiness of the pretensions of powerful people and institutions are often compared to the child in Hans Christian Andersen’s fable who says that the emperor has no clothes.
by Navdanya International The Manifesto on the Future of Seeds outlines ways and means to strengthen and accelerate the movement toward sustainable agriculture, food sovereignty, biodiversity and agricultural diversity and help defend the rights of farmers to save, share, use and improve seeds, as well as to enhance our collective capacity to adapt to the… Read more »
Researchers confirm Bt toxicity to non-target beneficial insects and show how experiments claiming to refute their results were designed not to find the effect. A fully referenced version of this article is posted on ISIS members website and is otherwise available for download here. by Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji A new study confirms that the Cry1Ab… Read more »