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HIVOS Southern Africa Hub Zambia GMOs concern - UKZAMBIANS

Sat, 2017-06-24 10:08

UKZAMBIANS

HIVOS Southern Africa Hub Zambia GMOs concern
UKZAMBIANS
A consortium of nutrition advocates, among them, CSO-SUN and HIVOS have launched a vigorous campaign on the dangers of junk foods and the benefits of a well-nourished community following reports from the World Health Organisation that Zambia was ...

Debt, GMO, Demonetization: The Corporate Hijack of Indian Agriculture - Center for Research on Globalization

Wed, 2017-06-21 20:51

Center for Research on Globalization

Debt, GMO, Demonetization: The Corporate Hijack of Indian Agriculture
Center for Research on Globalization
GRAIN is an international non-profit organisation and has just released a short report that outlines how RCEP is expected to create powerful new rights and lucrative business opportunities for food and agriculture corporations under the guise of ...

New Pro-GMO Doc Narrated by Neil DeGrasse Tyson Leaves Out Half the Debate Over Glyphosate - The Ring of Fire Network

Tue, 2017-06-20 13:05

The Ring of Fire Network

New Pro-GMO Doc Narrated by Neil DeGrasse Tyson Leaves Out Half the Debate Over Glyphosate
The Ring of Fire Network
According to Food Evolution, the debate over Glyphosate is settled. According to ongoing court cases, that is far from the truth. According to the documentary and Tyson's relatable voice, the carcinogenic risk of Glyphosate is little to none – at least ...

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Environmental media association, Clover Sonoma take stand against GMOs - Los Angeles Times

Mon, 2017-06-19 07:05

Los Angeles Times

Environmental media association, Clover Sonoma take stand against GMOs
Los Angeles Times
In an effort to open the conversations within small-scale communities about food justice, specifically the dangers of GMOs in food production, the Environmental Media Association (EMA) partnered with Clover Sonoma, a Bay-area based dairy company ...

Whole Foods pioneer chain for organic foods - Yahoo News UK

Sat, 2017-06-17 09:15

Yahoo News UK

Whole Foods pioneer chain for organic foods
Yahoo News UK
Considered a "first generation" organic market, the company was able to grow amid the rising interest in the United States in organic food and concerns about the dangers of pesticides and genetically-modified foods. But that also posed a challenge and ...

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Crispr inventor worries about the unintended consequences of gene editing - Marketplace.org

Fri, 2017-06-16 15:56

Marketplace.org

Crispr inventor worries about the unintended consequences of gene editing
Marketplace.org
But she knows the possible dangers of gene editing, and she warned about them in a Wired article in May. Marketplace's senior tech correspondent ... Wood: One of the things I find fascinating is the intellectual property part of the conversation — to ...

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Whole Foods pioneer chain for organic foods - Daily Mail

Fri, 2017-06-16 11:38

Daily Mail

Whole Foods pioneer chain for organic foods
Daily Mail
Considered a "first generation" organic market, the company was able to grow amid the rising interest in the United States in organic food and concerns about the dangers of pesticides and genetically-modified foods. But that also posed a challenge and ...

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Again, warning that today's wheat damages health - The Nation Newspaper

Wed, 2017-06-14 17:00

Again, warning that today's wheat damages health
The Nation Newspaper
The heart of the matter, as we say, in that publication was that the wheat we eat today, either in its original wheat form or in transformed forms as in biscuits e.t.c, has been genetically modified to make it grow for harvest in a shorter time, more ...

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains GMOs in clip from documentary Food Evolution - EW.com

Wed, 2017-06-14 10:17

EW.com

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains GMOs in clip from documentary Food Evolution
EW.com
Dip one toe in the world of grassroots advocacy and you'll immediately hear about the fears and dangers of GMOs, along with the biotechnology corporation Monsanto, one of the world's leaders in the field of genetic engineering. At issue in the fight ...

Consumer Reports deceives consumers by calling 'Non-GMO' labels 'meaningful' - AGDAILY

Wed, 2017-06-14 07:41

AGDAILY

Consumer Reports deceives consumers by calling 'Non-GMO' labels 'meaningful'
AGDAILY
Not only do they gain by spreading fear of ingredients in the food, but by attempting to force biotechnology out of the marketplace they limit any potential risk of organic farmers losing certification over accidentally growing biotech crops. Why would ...

'Nigeria Doesn't Need Modern Biotechnology to Solve Food Challenges' - THISDAY Newspapers

Tue, 2017-06-13 17:22

THISDAY Newspapers

'Nigeria Doesn't Need Modern Biotechnology to Solve Food Challenges'
THISDAY Newspapers
The Executive Director, HOMEF, Mr. Nnimmo Bassey, during stakeholders meeting held in Abuja on the nation's food system, said the plan by the proponents of GMOs would lead to food scarcity in the country. He decried dangers of modern biotechnology, ...

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'Nigeria Doesn't Need Modern Biotechnology to Solve Food Challenges' - THISDAY Newspapers

Tue, 2017-06-13 17:22

THISDAY Newspapers

'Nigeria Doesn't Need Modern Biotechnology to Solve Food Challenges'
THISDAY Newspapers
The Executive Director, HOMEF, Mr. Nnimmo Bassey, during stakeholders meeting held in Abuja on the nation's food system, said the plan by the proponents of GMOs would lead to food scarcity in the country. He decried dangers of modern biotechnology, ...

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'Slow Food' presents opportunities for PHL food exporters - Business Mirror

Tue, 2017-06-13 06:06

'Slow Food' presents opportunities for PHL food exporters
Business Mirror
THE “Slow Food” movement in Switzerland has progressed into high gear recently with books and films raising awareness of the dangers of a fast-food diet for humans and the planet. Two leading retailers, Migros and Coop, played a key role in the Slow ...

Words matter: Goodbye 'GMO'? - Genetic Literacy Project

Tue, 2017-06-13 06:00

Genetic Literacy Project

Words matter: Goodbye 'GMO'?
Genetic Literacy Project
This cutting edge has not been dulled due to technical problems or clandestine dangers. Instead, technology has been stalled because of high deregulation costs and negative public perception founded on ... for instance the abbreviation “GMO”. The term ...

Why you should avoid GMOs - Nevada Appeal

Mon, 2017-06-12 15:16

Why you should avoid GMOs
Nevada Appeal
Eat whole foods only! Most GMOs are in processed and packaged foods. Avoid at-risk ingredients: Corn products including corn flour, meal, oil, starch, gluten, syrup and modified food starch, sweeteners such as fructose, dextrose, and glucose; soy ...

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'GM mustard will not drive oil revolution': Experts warn against 'scientific fraud' - The News Minute

Mon, 2017-06-12 03:35

The News Minute

'GM mustard will not drive oil revolution': Experts warn against 'scientific fraud'
The News Minute
Dr Sharma also pointed out that only one clinical trial has ever been held for Genetically Modified Organisms, making it unclear what the dangers are. “As citizens we have ... The GMO variety posted a threat to food safety and security, he warned ...

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GOHS students organize 'TEM Talks' fundraiser - Valley News

Fri, 2017-06-09 09:23

Valley News

GOHS students organize 'TEM Talks' fundraiser
Valley News
The student speakers spoke on everything from perceived dangers of GMO food products to their experiences with discrimination. One Great Oak student, Miguel Diaz de Leon, gave a talk that was equal parts instructional lesson on coding and love letter ...

Taking action against Monsanto - Green Left Weekly

Thu, 2017-06-08 01:08

Green Left Weekly

Taking action against Monsanto
Green Left Weekly
To mark the sixth international March Against Monsanto activists in Sydney organised an event on May 20 to raise awareness about the dangers of Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) food technology. This year the focus was on Monsanto's “Roundup” ...

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Kevin Folta: Please say no to the term 'GMO' - AGDAILY

Wed, 2017-06-07 06:11

AGDAILY

Kevin Folta: Please say no to the term 'GMO'
AGDAILY
Take for instance the abbreviation “GMO”. The term appears to have been first used thirty-three years ago this week, appropriately in the New York Times, a venue that regularly uses language to blur scientific reality in food space. Over the last ...

Public-Private Projects Where the Public Pays and Pays - New York Times

Tue, 2017-06-06 17:15

New York Times

Public-Private Projects Where the Public Pays and Pays
New York Times
“PPPs have proven themselves to be an efficient and cost-effective project-delivery method, allowing state and local governments to access private-sector financing while effectively transferring risk,” said Geoff Segal, manager of government advisory ...