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Does Kenya need GM crops as it battles famine in the Horn of Africa?

Rosie Spinks

8th September, 2011

In the midst of a dire need to feed millions of people facing hunger because of drought, Kenya's newly passed Biosafety Act allows for the importation of GM crops - but at what cost? more...

Revealed: the glyphosate research the GM soy lobby doesn't want you to read

Claire Robinson

24th November, 2010

Andres Carrasco's research linking a controversial herbicide with birth defects highlighted the potential health dangers posed by GM crop-spraying in Argentina – and led to violence and intimidation for those behind the study more...
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Peak phosphorus: our most important nutrient running out

Ewan Kingston

12th January, 2010

It has no synthetic alternative and some scientists believe supplies may already be in a terminal decline. But there is still no international effort to tackle the massive agricultural problems that will come when the phosphorus runs out more...
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US Department of Agriculture worried about GM food imports

News

6th March, 2009

Having exported largely untested GM crops around the world for decades, the US is suddenly starting to worry about what genetically modified organisms other countries might send their way. more...
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Feed the world?

Dr Ricarda A Steinbrecher and Antje Lorch

1st November, 2008

The promise of more food from increased yields is driving the appeal for more GM crops, but that promise is theoretical and unfulfilled, argue Dr Ricarda A Steinbrecher and Antje Lorch more...
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Desert grain

Prof Jack Heinemann

1st November, 2008

Can food crops really be engineered to thrive - and to yield more - under drought conditions? After 25 years we're still waiting for the flood of evidence, says Prof Jack Heinemann more...
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Moth balls

Claire Robinson

1st September, 2008

Is the light brown apple moth such a danger to crops both agricultural and financial that the US government will risk the health of its citizens to eradicate it? They spray, you pay, warns Claire Robinson more...
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10 reasons why GM won't feed the world

Mark Anslow

1st March, 2008

Genetic modification can't deliver a safe, secure future food supply. Here's why... more...
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Biofuels - facts and fiction

Mark Anslow

19th February, 2007

The claims for biofuels make it seem truly a wonder crop. Mark Anslow separates the wheat from the chaff more...
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Colombia's killing fields - The first bio-war of the 21st century

Sue Branford and Hugh O’Shaughnessy

1st March, 2006

We were sitting chatting outside our home when two small planes flew over very low. We went down to our fields to see what was happening. My husband said, “Look, they’re dropping poison on our land.” more...
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Percy Schmeiser: the man that took on Monsanto

Edward Goldsmith.

1st May, 2004

For 40 years Percy Schmeiser grew oilseed rape on his farm in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Usually, he would sow each year’s crop with seeds saved from the previous harvest. In 1998 Monsanto took Schmeiser to court. more...
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Debate, What Debate?

Andy Rowell

1st July, 2003

The GM public debate, which runs throughout June and July, is the public’s chance to express any concerns it may have over the growing of GM crops in Britain. Andy Rowell explains why your participation is vital more...

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