41 Swedish plant scientists speak out against harmful EU regulation of modern plant genetics

Quasi-science prevents an environmentally friendly agriculture and forestry (see original blog post here) European legislation in the field of genetic engineering is so narrow that it blocks the ability of researchers to take progress from publicly funded basic research on plants…

Major NGO gets it right. Global agriculture faces a challenge. But with will and goodwill we can freeze the footprint of food.

At last the Pundit is seeing a major NGO (namely the WWF) say many of the things that he has been trying to popularise for several years at GMO Pundit and elsewhere.As we peer into the future of this planet,…

Real leadership leaves Friends of the Earth. Unfortunately, they still need it.

Finally, accept certain campaigns are not winnable, and simply drain resources. Absolutist positions do not hold up for the majority. Because of climate change, this probably includes total opposition to nuclear power and GM products globally. Focus instead on the…

Mandy and Fanny cartoon book for teaching kids about sustainable farming– from ISAAA

Welcome to ISAAA - India Biotech Information CenterMandy and Fanny: The Future of Sustainable AgricultureA novel educational cartoon publication featuring two characters, “Mandy” and “Fanny”, which illustrates the attributes of biotech/genetically modified (GM) crops –biotech maize (corn) and biotech cotton…

Australian scientific collaboration set to break world’s reliance on fish for long chain omega-3

12 April 2011. Press releaseA pioneering Australian research alliance is leading the international race to break the world’s reliance on fish stocks for its supply of the vital dietary nutrient, long chain omega-3.Today (Tuesday 12 April) three Australian organisations announced…

Denialism at its best: “Greenpeace was never opposed to the use of DDT for malaria control.”

Patrick Moore – Rex Weyler Exchange about Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist Rex Weyler announces to Patrick Moore that he is about to come out publicly with a critique of Patrick’s new book, Confessions…

The Future of Food and Farming Priority 6: Promote sustainable intensification.

The Future of Food and Farming: Challenges and choices for global sustainabilityUK Government Office for Science 2011Executive SummaryFrom the IntroductionProject aim: to explore the pressures on the global food system between now and 2050 and identify the decisions that policy makers…

2.4 billion extra people, no more land: Era of Cheap food over?

2.4 billion extra people, no more land: how will we feed the world in 2050?Steve Connor reveals how scientists propose a major policy shift to tackle one of the great challenges of the 21st centuryThe Independent, UKSaturday, 22 January 2011The…

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