Tag Archives: climate change

The so-called scientific “consensus”

The so-called scientific “consensus”

Biotechnology seed companies, aided by advocates from academia and the blogosphere, are using their substantial resources to broadcast the myth of a “scientific consensus” on the safety of genetically engineered crops (GMOs), asserting that the… Read more

Adopt a seed!

Adopt a seed!

The source of our planet’s food is under threat. Ten agro-chemical firms own 73% of the commercial seed market, and as many as 93% of seed varieties have gone extinct. In the US alone 85% of apple varieties have disappeared. Monsanto and co…. Read more

An Overview of the Food and Agriculture Crisis

An Overview of the Food and Agriculture Crisis

by Fred Magdoffa and Brian Tokarb Could Food Shortages Bring Down Civilization?, asks the title of an article by Lester Brown in Scientific American (May 2009). Just a few years ago, such a question would have seemed almost laughable. Few will be… Read more

Biodiversity loss – A matter of SECURITY?

Biodiversity loss – A matter of SECURITY?

Mainstreaming Biodiversity into Security initiatives It was at Gabala, Azerbaijan, that this idea crossed my mind; though probably it has already crossed the minds of many other people. It just came out during an NGO discussion. We divided in 3… Read more

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