Reclaiming choice???

      Will Federated Farmers new “Reclaiming choice” lobby groups look at pressuring to change the National Environmental Standards to allow GE into NZ overriding Council precautions? From: Claire Bleakley (president@gefree.org.nz) Federated Farmers chair is asking for the GE debate to be science based. Mounting research in the last few years has indicated that […]

The Twisted Politics of GMOs

Capture, Smear, Contaminate by COLIN TODHUNTER When rich companies with politically-connected lobbyists and seats on public bodies bend policies for their own ends, we are in serious trouble. It is then that public institutions become hijacked and our choices, freedoms and rights are destroyed. Corporate interests have too often used their dubious ‘science’, lobbyists, political […]

Patent that could destroy Monsanto

He Holds The Patent That Could DESTROY Monsanto And Change The World! March 10th, 2015   If there’s anything you read – or share – let this be it. The content of this article has potential to radically shift the world in a variety of positive ways. And as Monsanto would love for this article […]

GMOs and the Neoliberal Apologists

Ignoring Reality, Subverting Morality GMOs and the Neoliberal Apologists by COLIN TODHUNTER Monsanto is often called one of the most ‘evil’ companies on the planet. It has a history of knowingly contaminating the environment and food with various poisons, cover ups and criminality (see this, outlining the company’s appalling history). In recent times, there has been […]

Altered Genes and Twisted Truths

The New Challenge to Monsanto by COLIN TODHUNTER In a challenge delivered to Monsanto’s headquarters on May 20, 2015, US public interest attorney Steven Druker calls on that corporation to find any inaccurate statements of fact in his new book:  “Altered Genes, Twisted Truth – How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public” The […]

Correlation is not causation

RightBiotech   Jack Heinemann’s personal views informed by research 1. Correlation is not causation A new meta-analysis of 147 studies is cited as evidence that GM crops have made substantial yield and profit increases and reduced pesticide use (Klumper and Qaim, 2014). However, it fails to differentiate between, on the one hand, differences in farmer […]