Tag Archives: GM

Take care of the future (The principle of care)

This is my 34th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement.     One of the great concerns of organic farming has been the proliferation of genetically modified crops. Companies such as Monsanto have been aggressively marketing these crops … Continue reading

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Fighting GM controls

This is my 31st article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement This past Saturday, a worldwide day of action against the bio-tech company Monsanto took place, with marches taking place in all of South Africa’s major cities. What was … Continue reading

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Pesticides: Now More Than Ever – NYTimes.com

By Mark Bittman How quickly we forget. After the publication of “Silent Spring,” 50 years ago, we (scientists, environmental and health advocates, birdwatchers, citizens) managed to curb the use of pesticides and our exposure to them — only to see … Continue reading

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My Dream Food Label – Mark Bittman

A food label that has the interests of consumers in mind and not producers would be ideal. South Africa is about to legislate for mandatory labelling of foodstuffs containing GM ingredients. Mark Bittman speculates on his dream label.

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More Glyphosphate (Roundup) concerns.

Monsanto’s Roundup is now found to be damaging to the soil and encouraging the increase of fungal pathogens. Tom Philpott discusses this issue in Mother Jones. USDA Scientist: Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Damages Soil

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New report on Glyphosphate (Roundup)

Greenpeace has released this report on the effects of Glyphosphate on humans and the environment. This herbicide is marketed by Monsanto as Roundup and is touted as the wonder cure for weeds. They have released genetically modified crop varieties known … Continue reading

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CAUTIOUS WELCOME FOR MANDATORY LABELLING OF GM FOODS

CAUTIOUS WELCOME FOR MANDATORY LABELLING OF GM FOODS Biosafety in South Africa – Media Releases PRESS RELEASE FROM AFRICAN CENTRE FOR BIOSAFETY AND SAFEAGE 5 APRIL 2011, Johannesburg, and Cape Town, South Africa. The African Centre for Biosafety and SAFEAGE … Continue reading

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