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Technology Developed for Use in Space, Now Applied to Agriculture Here on Earth

Zero Gravity Solutions has introduced BAM-FX, a proprietary technology designed for use in the space program, which we ZGS is now developing to deploy for agricultural use on Earth to…

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Venezuela goes for Ban on GM Seeds

The new legislation would protect small and medium producers, favour the use of seeds for the environment and human health, and the creation of an institution working on the topic….

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Biosecurity Board suspends entry of 26 GMOs to Turkey

The Biosecurity Board has decided to ban the entry of 26 genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into Turkey amid ongoing debates about whether genetically modified rice passed through customs. The board,…

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Monsanto announces huge profits despite public backlash

Amid widespread protests against the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’, the biotech giant has reported a 22 percent increase in net profits – an announcement that may spark further outrage about the…

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Fund meant for India’s starving children used to fix buses

A fund of millions of dollars raised to help malnourished children in western India has been diverted to maintain public buses, a report said on Friday. The “Child Nutrition Surcharge”…

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India suffers through worst drought in nearly 50 years

Millions of people in western India are suffering their worst drought in more than four decades, with critics blaming official ineptitude and corruption for exacerbating the natural water shortage. Central…

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Wall Street vultures drive up food prices while billions starve

  Goldman Sachs reaps $400M “bountiful harvest” by gambling on America’s food staples While people around the globe struggled to put food on the table in 2012, banking giant Goldman…

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Debunking GE Myths. Again.

  Twitter-land was abuzz last week with news that a formerly ardent critic of genetic engineering (GE) has recanted his position. Mark Lynas gave a long mea culpa speechat the Oxford…

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McDonald’s McRib Sandwich a Franken Creation of GMOs, Toxic Ingredients, Banned Ingredients

  It’s ‘McRib season’, and thousands across the nation are scrambling to use online websites like the ‘McRib locator‘ to stuff the McDonald’s McRib sandwich down their throats. A sandwich…

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GM food labelling comes into force in India but it is not explicit

  On New Year’s day, India joined a select band of countries where food containing genetically modified (GM) content must be labelled as such. But it has done so without…

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Dutch Authority Just Weeks Away From Gagging Health Journalists and Restricting Free Speech

The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (nVWA) is set to launch a major offensive endorsing the censorship of online health content, including escalating restrictions in free speech. On…

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6 Ways Food is Being Used as a Weapon

Hungry people will do anything for food, which means that those who have control over food can use it as leverage. In 1974, Henry Kissinger suggested using food as a…

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Droughts: Bad For The US, Catastrophic For India

The northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan, and the southern state of Karnataka have declared a drought, according to the Wall Street Journal. And the monsoon’s are 15 percent lower than the…

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India: Dead last in nutrition

Save the Children study on nutrition ranks India below everybody but Congo and Yemen — with which it’s tied for dead last. India ranks dead last when it comes to…

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350 Million Indian Families Starve As Politicians Loot $14.5 BIllion In Food

Ram Kishen, 52, half-blind and half- starved, holds in his gnarled hands the reason for his hunger: a tattered card entitling him to subsidized rations that now serves as a symbol of India’s…