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GM is Not the Way to Sustainability

Thursday, 30 October 2008, 3:56 pm | Institute of Science in Society London

GM crops are unsound and unsafe; the biotech corporations are still making promises that they cannot keep while their real aim is to tighten their stranglehold on seeds to starve the world. Prof. Peter Saunders More >>

Transgenic Lines Unstable hence Illegal

Tuesday, 25 March 2008, 10:41 am | Institute of Science in Society London

To qualify for commercial release in Europe, for patent protection in Europe and the United States, and other protection under the UPOV (International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants) Convention [9], a transgenic line must be ... More >>

Non-GM Breakthroughs Leave GM Behind

Monday, 3 March 2008, 4:18 pm | Institute of Science in Society London

Non-GM breakthroughs keep coming thick and fast for problems that GM proponents claim require GM, but GM solutions, if any, are years away More >>

Antibodies from Hybrid GM Tobacco Plants

Tuesday, 10 July 2007, 1:47 pm | Institute of Science in Society London

Proposed release has not considered risks of antibodies to wild life and human beings, nor the horizontal transfer of antibiotic resistance marker genes to disease-causing bacteria. Prof. Joe Cummins and Dr. Mae-Wan Ho More >>

Stem Farmers’ Suicides with Organic Farming

Friday, 13 October 2006, 2:20 pm | Institute of Science in Society London

Amid a rising epidemic of farmers’ suicides in India, an organic farmer appeals to the father of the Green Revolution to embrace organic agriculture. Sam Burcher More >>

UN Convention Recognises GM Tree Threat

Wednesday, 31 May 2006, 2:18 pm | Institute of Science in Society London

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) passed a formal declaration at its Eighth Conference of the Parties (COP-8) in Curitiba, Brazil on 31 March 2006 to recognize the threats posed by genetically modified (GM) (same as genetically engineered (GE)) ... More >>

Post Mortem on the TGN1412 Disaster

Wednesday, 24 May 2006, 1:59 pm | Institute of Science in Society London

On March 13, 2006, six volunteers at Northwick Park Hospital in London were given small doses of a new drug TGN1412 that had been developed by the German biopharmaceutical company TeGenero... The subjects all became so seriously ill that they had to be ... More >>

The Precautionary Principle

Wednesday, 11 January 2006, 12:49 am | Institute of Science in Society London

By Dr. Mae- Wan Ho and Prof. Peter Saunders in universities and open forums in Luzon and Mindanao 11-16 December 2005: The Precautionary Principle Prof. Peter Saunders / Making the World Sustainable &GM- Free Dr. Mae-Wan Ho More >>

Global Food Trade & the New Slave Labour

Thursday, 15 December 2005, 3:57 pm | Institute of Science in Society London

How globalisation links UK’s Tesco supermarket chain to colonial-style farming in South Africa that exploits farm-workers especially women and perpetrates poverty. Samantha Burcher More >>

Making the World Sustainable

Thursday, 30 June 2005, 2:16 pm | Institute of Science in Society London

Plenary lecture at Food Security in An Energy-Scarce World international conference, 23- 25 June 2005, University College, Dublin, Ireland. More >>

Independent Scientists Call for GM Food Enquiry

Thursday, 29 April 2004, 10:09 am | Institute of Science in Society London

At a briefing to be held in Parliament tomorrow, the Independent Science Panel (a group representing more than 1 000 scientists around the world) will release its new dossier of evidence on the problems and hazards of GM as well as the proven successes ... More >>

Letter To California Food & Agriculture Dept

Monday, 26 April 2004, 10:37 am | Institute of Science in Society London

Secretary of Food and Agriculture A.G. Kawamura California Department of Food and Agriculture Division of Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services 1220 N Street, Room A-316 Sacramento, California 95814 attn:Stephen Brown, Special Assistant Email: ... More >>

Puncturing the GM Myths

Tuesday, 13 April 2004, 8:52 am | Institute of Science in Society London

From an interview with Dr. Mae-Wan Ho, Director of the Institute of Science in Society, by Anastasia Stephens of the Evening Standard More >>

The Case for A GM-Free Sustainable World

Thursday, 19 June 2003, 4:54 pm | Institute of Science in Society London

The consistent finding from independent research and on-farm surveys since 1999 is that GM crops have failed to deliver the promised benefits of significantly increasing yields or reducing herbicide and pesticide use. More >>

 
 
 
 
 

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