If you know me, you know that my daily activities for years started with a Starbucks Coffee in hand. All through high school, me and my mom would stop at Starbucks and grab our drinks and go about our days. Saturday morning consisted of Starbucks and shopping, and after dinner Starbucks was dessert. Sunday […]
Was French Prof. Gilles-Eric Séralini correct when he discovered that scientific feeding experiments past 90 days with GMO food and rats can cause serious health problems including tumors?
The answer to that question has been debated ever since the initial publication of his study, culminating in a republication of the study in another peer-reviewed journal that wasn’t nearly as well covered as the initial retraction was by the mai…..
Q: What’s wrong with this photo?
A: There are no seeds where they should be.
We need to always have the ability to save our seeds, seeds belong to the global commons, not to a handful of corporations. Best case scenario this was a hybrid, worst case it was genetically modified this way. In the words of Vandana Shiva ‘practice civil disob….
Source: Seed saving | edibleadelaide
I’ve never been too comfortable with the idea of genetically modified crops. There are no proven negative health effects of consuming them, and many people confidently assert that they’re our best bet for feeding a growing population. But I still have my doubts about the necessity of genetic modification.
A few years back I learned about Monsanto, a company which engineers and sells expensive genetically modified seeds. Their seeds are patented, so rather than saving seeds to plant the following year, farmers have to keep buying new ones. Farmers caught saving seeds have been sued by Monsanto. This seemed unjust; however, I reasoned that the fault lay with Monsanto, not with GMOs themse….