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Vandana Shiva touring Navdanya Farm. Photo: Edward W. Lollis.

Seeds of death

Vandana Shiva

19th November 2013

Vandana Shiva exposes the link between the use of genetically modified cotton seeds and the tragic suicide of 284,694 farmers in India over 17 years.
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Owen Paterson: the minister for GM hype

Zac Goldsmith MP

8th November 2013

The environment secretary's stance on GM food is grotesque, argues Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith. more...
Golden rice

Golden rice naysayers ignore the world's need for nutrition

Dale Sanders

6th November 2013

Professor Dale Sanders takes issue with Zac Goldsmith, former editor of The Ecologist. Is 'golden rice' a Trojan Horse for the GM industry, or nutritional manna from heaven for the world's poor? more...

The real point of GM food is corporate control of farming

1st November 2013

Colin Tudge

The claims made for GM agriculture are a transparent fraud. The real purpose of GM foods is to give giant corporations legally-enforceable monopoly powers over the entire global food chain. more...

To GM or not to GM?

October 28th, 2013

Satish Kumar

Evolution favours diversity and decentralisation. GM food favours monoculture and monopoly. So, in my view, this so-called scientific food revolution is anti-evolution ... more...

Are you eating ‘pesticide plants’?

by Pat Thomas

After a week of events throughout the UK aimed at highlighting the health risks of eating genetically modified foods, Pat Thomas highlights a key health message that many of us have missed.....
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A GM tomato

The GM lobby and its 'seven sins against science'

Peter Melchett

31st December, 2012

The pro-GM lobby has sought to take the 'scientific high-ground' by positioning itself as the voice of reason and progress, while painting its opponents as unsophisticated 'anti-science' luddites. In a scathing response Peter Melchett turns the tables
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A Kathmandu shanty town

Can the Kathmandu Valley be Saved?

by Joseph Mayton

September 26th, 2012

The once bustling Bagmati river has become the focal point of Nepal’s struggle to bring modernity to this once isolated region. And the environment is struggling to survive, writes Joseph Mayton. more...
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ANALYSIS: Are we being told the full truth about GM mosquitoes?

Helen Wallace

13th September, 2012

Promotion of GM mosquitoes as a way to tackle a tropical disease is simply part of a PR strategy intended to pave the way to a new global business selling GM agricultural pests, says Helen Wallace more...
clams

Revealed: the illegal shellfish trade that's putting consumer health at risk

Andrew Wasley

30th May, 2012

The illicit supply of clams, cockles and oysters could spark a serious outbreak of food poisoning from E.coli, novovirus or salmonella. But gangmasters are cashing in on the lucrative trade. Andrew Wasley reports more...
Soya: how one super crop lost its way

The dark side of soya: how one super crop lost its way

Amy Hall

1st May, 2012

A decade ago, soya was being hailed as a superfood but in recent years, numerous issues surrounding deforestation and its impact on health have come to light more...
Top 10... alternatives to wheat

Top 10... alternatives to wheat

Bethany Hubbard

9th March, 2012

Whether it’s because of GM or gluten; if you’re giving wheat the chop, there’s an eco-friendly alternative to suit you more...

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Just Label It campaign

TAKE ACTION: Just Label It - Americans demand GM food labelling

Priyanka Mogul

31st January, 2012

Join the growing chorus of individuals and organisations demanding the right to know what's in their food... all GM foods should be labelled, say Just Label It campaigners more...

UK needs scientific research into agroecology not GM

Patrick Mulvany

25th January, 2012

The greatest challenge facing agricultural scientists is how to work with farmers producing more ecological and healthier food - not GM, argues Patrick Mulvany, chair of the UK Food Group and advisor to Practical Action more...
Rebecca Sweetman, the Paradigm Shift

Paradigm Shift: how one young activist uses documentary film to inspire change

Sophie Laggan

20th December, 2011

Rebecca is an ordinary woman with extraordinary ambitions, inspiring people all over the world and making 'Shift Happen' through her charity that creates free educational films more...
technology

Too clever by half: is technology killing the planet?

Ian Michler

28th December, 2011

Technology is constructive but also hugely destructive. It’s high time that we begin to think seriously – and innovatively – about tempering its damaging effects more...
GRAIN

How global finance fuels a secretive and unethical land grab in Africa

Henk Hobbelink

9th December, 2011

Global banks, investment houses and pension funds are gobbling up farmland in poor countries for food and biofuels production. GRAIN, winners of the 2011 Right Livelihood Award, says this secretive and unjust practice needs to stop more...
Golden rice

Can GM-free biofortified crops succeed after Golden Rice controversy?

Tom Levitt

12th December, 2011

Plans for GM 'Golden Rice' have divided critics, but Howarth Bouis from HarvestPlus explains why their non-GM biofortified crops with higher portions of key vitamins can succeed in tackling malnutrition more...
Vandana Shiva

CAMPAIGN HERO: Vandana Shiva, anti-GM activist and head of Navdanya

Rosie Spinks

19th October, 2011

Vandana Shiva explains to the Ecologist how the global anti-GM food movement resonates with the Occupy Wall Street protests more...
Bt Brinjal Monsanto

How India squared up to Monsanto’s 'biopiracy'

Rosie Spinks

12th October, 2011

Following allegations of defying India's Biological Diversity Act (BDA), Monsanto faces a lawsuit from the Indian government, reports Rosie Spinks more...
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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...
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RESPONSE: Why a deregulated approach to GM crops is 'deeply flawed'

Paul Johnston

23rd August, 2011

Greenpeace's chief scientist Dr Paul Johnston on why recent proposals to expand GM technology support a flawed agricultural system and serve the biotech companies with the greatest vested interests more...
Maize

GM corn being developed for fuel instead of food

Suzanne Goldenberg, guardian US environment correspondent

16th August, 2011

Campaigners say plants being grown in US may worsen global food crisis, while farmers express cross-contamination fears more...
A GM tomato

Public sector should develop GM crops for seed companies, says leading researcher

Tom Levitt

1st August, 2011

As controversial UK trials of a potato genetically-modified to be resistant to late blight get underway, we speak to research leader and plant geneticist Professor Jonathan Jones about why he is in favour of an expansion in GM crops more...
Shaping Sustainable Fashion

Shaping Sustainable Fashion: Changing the Way We Make and Use Clothes

Mark Newton

23rd June, 2011

Alison Gwilt and Timo Rissanen’s attempt to define sustainability in a fashion context provides some fascinating insights but doesn’t show enough engagement in the wider environmental debate for Mark Newton more...

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