First they banned irradiation of foods, then GMOs, now they are starting on nanotechnology — all life-saving technologies.

Nanotechnology Now - Press Release: "Nanostructured water treatment products to be worth $2.2 billion in 2015" Warnings from nutritional hell, with apologies to El Bosco We live in a world where whole organisations make comfortable incomes by demonising technology. These…

Sproutbreak — big media cover up — 50 deaths, nearly 900 maimed with HUS and 4000 sick: sprouts guilty

 "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."(George Santayana). (Here's *a reminder* for those who have forgotten or do not know.)Main lessons to be taken from this short history:The type of food label needed here ?- from Bill MarlerBean…

Natural GMOs Part 88. The state of knowledge of antibiotic resistance and pathogenic E. coli in 1975.

In 1975 right at the start of the genetic engineering era, all of the genetic behaviour of gut germs that explains the evolution of the HUS German outbreak strain of E. coli was well established [by about 1957, years before genetic…

Oxfam should get serious about malnutrition: Africa needs roads and nitrates

A recent UK Times opinion piece by rational optimist Matt Ridley has really hit the nail of the head about food security, linking together many issues that are repeatedly tackled at this website. The value of fertiliser. The needs of Africa. 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…

Gosh! Whoever would have believed that anti-technology lobbyists would be biased and misleading with claims they make in public? No-wonder George Monbiot was fooled for years.

Fill in the XXXs below as you see fit.How the anti-XXX lobby misled us all with dodgy claimsGeorge Monbiot, The Age, MelbourneApril 6, 2011When the facts don't suit, the movement resorts to the folly of cover-up allegations.OVER the past fortnight…

Ignore poverty and hunger crises today, and dream of a new tomorrow with more biodiversity — that’s the ticket!

Biodiversity doesn’t feed people, but GM crops doMarch 30, 2011, ACSH DespatchDuring a United Nations meeting in Bali to discuss a treaty on plant genetics, La Via Campesina, which according to an article in The Atlantic, is said to be…

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…

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