Category: Biotechnology

Andy Piascik: The Connecticut Physician Who Warned the World About DDT

In the late 1940s, Morton Biskind, a Westport Connecticut physician, began noticing new ailments and new variations on old ailments in both humans he was treating as well as animals in the area.

Cory Fischer-hoffman: Planting the People’s Seed Law in Venezuela

It is clear that the movement is growing strength and numbers, as food sovereignty becomes defined through a participatory process from the grassroots up

: You Get What You Pay For Amerika. Mass Society. Mass Shootings. Chemical Lobotomy.

You Get What You Pay For Amerika. Mass Society. Mass Shootings. Chemical Lobotomy.   29-31 December 2012, 1-2 January 2013 Jonathan ©. Gillis One looks up at the sky on a clear night, and observes the vast ocean of space and the island(s) of stars; the wonder of seeing a picture of the past, while Read more…

: Earth Inc.: The Management of Life: Turning and Churning the Living into the Dead (Part II)

Earth Inc.: The Management of Life: Turning and Churning the Living into the Dead (Part II) Jonathan Gillis 11 November 2011 Food & Agriculture… According to the international non-profit organization GRAIN, global emissions could be cut in half within a few decades if “measures are taken to restructure agriculture and the larger food system around Read more…

: Earth Inc.: The Management of Life: Turning and Churning the Living into the Dead (Part I)

Earth Inc.: The Management of Life: Turning and Churning the Living into the Dead (Part I) Jonathan Gillis 11 November 2011  I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself, than this incessant business. ––Henry David Thoreau[1] In terms of doctrinal scrutiny, somewhat ontological in Read more…

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Vandana Shiva: The Great Seed Robbery

The seed, the source of life, the embodiment of our biological and cultural diversity, the link between the past and the future of evolution, the common property of past, present and future generations of farming communities who have been seed breeders is today being stolen from the farmers and being sold back to us as Read more…

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Vandana Shiva: Vandana Shiva – Earth Democracy at PCC

Vandana Shiva, author of "Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainablity and Peace" and "Soil Not Oil: Climate Change, Peak Oil and Food Insecurity", talks about Earth Democracy at Portland community College.

Olga Bonfiglio: What Americans Can Do About Their Food

You are what you eat, as the saying goes, but what if you don’t know what you’re eating? After spending a weekend listening to Jeffrey Smith talk about the pervasiveness of genetically-engineered (GE) food in America, I began to wonder. Smith, a leading spokesperson on the subject and author of Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry Read more…

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Devinder Sharma: Perils of GM Food

Dr.Devinder Sharma in conversation with Ajay Kanchan on the perils of Genetically Modified Food Pt. 2 Pt. 3

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Brian Small: Bangladesh Questions Links

  I’ve been looking into some questions stemming from conversations in Bangladesh. I can’t speak Bengali (Bangla) yet (I’d like to work on that) and spent more time speaking with the Japanese tour participants and NGO staff than the Bangladeshi staff but there was still a lot of food for thought.   A fifteen year Read more…

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