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A Proposed Origin For SARS-CoV-2 And The COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 4:44 pm | Independent Science News

by Jonathan Latham, PhD and Allison Wilson, PhD In all the discussions of the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic, enormous scientific attention has been paid to the molecular character of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including its novel genome sequence in comparison ... More >>

Why We Oppose Golden Rice

Saturday, 8 August 2020, 7:47 am | Independent Science News

By the Stop Golden Rice Network (SGRN) The push for corporate-led solutions to hunger and malnutrition is alarming. In particular, Golden Rice is now being proposed as a solution to the worsening hunger and malnutrition associated with the pandemic. ... More >>

Industrial Production of Poultry Gives Rise to Bird Flu H5Nx

Monday, 30 January 2017, 2:09 pm | Independent Science News

Multiple outbreaks of deadly H5 bird flu are decimating poultry across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. More >>

Will Food Sovereignty Starve the Poor and Punish the Planet?

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 10:54 am | Independent Science News

Globalisation is not only a matter of clothing and mobile phones. Long-distance worldwide shipping of food commodities has also increased tremendously over the last few decades. Lassaletta et al. (2014) estimate that one-third of all proteins (a proxy for the ... More >>

Seeds of Truth: Vandana Shiva and the New Yorker

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 4:40 pm | Independent Science News

I am glad that the future of food is being discussed, and thought about, on farms, in homes, on TV, online and in magazines, especially of The New Yorker’s caliber. The New Yorker has held its content and readership in high regard for so long. More >>

How EPA Faked the Entire Science of Sewage Sludge Safety

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 4:23 pm | Independent Science News

US EPA’s 503 sludge rule (1993) allows treated sewage sludges, aka biosolids, to be land-applied to farms, forests, parks, school playgrounds, home gardens and other private and public lands. According to a recent EPA survey, biosolids contain a wide ... More >>

NHS Building DNA Electronic Database in the UK

Monday, 9 June 2014, 3:03 pm | Independent Science News

Genetic Testing of Citizens Is a Backdoor into Total Population Surveillance by Governments and Companies More >>

What Will the World Inherit From GE Salmon?

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 4:44 pm | Independent Science News

It’s true; about 50 percent of the fish we eat are farmed. There is good reason for this as, one by one, the world’s commercial fisheries collapse through overfishing. According to FAO (2010), 70% of the world’s large commercial fisheries have either ... More >>

Edward Snowden’s Testimony to European Parliament on NSA

Friday, 14 March 2014, 5:16 pm | Independent Science News

Independent Science News has decided to reprint in full the March 7th testimony of Edward Snowden to the European Parliament. Snowden’s testimony is vitally important for every citizen in every country to understand, yet it has barely been covered ... More >>

No Scientific Consensus on Safety of GMOs

Wednesday, 30 October 2013, 12:42 pm | Independent Science News

There is no scientific consensus on the safety of genetically modified foods and crops, according to a statement released today by an international group of more than 90 scientists, academics and physicians. More >>