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Knowledge Exchange

"The future depends on what we do with the present." Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948

While the discovery of rDNA may hold one of the greatest promises in the history of biology, studies continue to expose the potential dangers associated to consuming foods which contain them.

The agrochemical industry is valued at over $42 billion and operates with impunity while over 355,000 people die from pesticide poisoning every year, and hundreds of thousands more are made ill. In addition, pesticide corporations have put livelihoods and jobs in jeopardy, including, farmers, beekeepers and lobstermen.

These postings explore the research, surveys and analyses that link industrial agriculture to adverse effects not only to our well being but that of the our planet. To read the study referenced above please go to: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21338670

Feeding the World: Genetically Modified Crops vs Agricultural Biodiversity

We need to safeguard both biodiversity and arable land for future agricultural food production, and protect genetic diversity to safeguard ecosystem resilience. We must produce more food with less input, while deploying every effort to minimize risk.

Source: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13593-013-0138-9

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Glyphosate Suppresses Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis in Gut

Glyphosate enhances the damaging effects of other food borne chemical residues and environmental toxins.
Glyphosate’s Suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis by the Gut
Microbiome: Pathways to Modern Diseases

Source: http://www.gmoevidence.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/GlyModern-diseaseS...

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Farmers Seed Choices Restricted by GM Crops

Study finds “no evidence that restrictions and regulations of GM crops in Europe have decreased seed choices for farmers in the non-adopting countries Austria, Germany and Switzerland. In contrast, Spain, which has adopted GM maize, the seed market was more concentrated with fewer differentiated cultivars on offer.

Source: http://www.enveurope.com/content/pdf/2190-4715-25-12.pdf

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Glyphosate Induces Breast Cancer Cells Growth via Estrogen Receptors

Glyphosate exerted proliferative effects in human hormone-dependent breast cancer, T47D cells, but not in hormone independent breast cancer, MDA-MB231 cells, at 10-12 to 10-6 M in estrogen withdrawal condition.

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23756170

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GM Crop Production Lowering US Yields and Increasing Pesticide Use

University of Canterbury researchers discovers the biotechnologies used in North American crop production lowers yields and increases pesticide use compared to Western Europe.

Source: http://sustainablepulse.com/wp-content/uploads/Jack.pdf

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Study Shows GM Soy is Unsustainable in Argentina

A new peer-reviewed study declares GM soy-based agro-export model in Argentina is socially and ecologically unsustainable.

Source: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718513000730

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Glyphosate Resistant to Biodegredation in Sea Water

Australia scientists have shown that glyphosate-based Roundup is resistant to biodegradation in sea water and could be a major contributor to the decline of marine coral reef systems such as the Great Barrier Reef.

Source: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X14000228

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Roundup Destroyed Renal Tissues

A study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health proposes a link between the herbicide known as glyphosate-based Roundup and a series of mysterious epidemics of fatal chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu) affecting several poor farming regions around the world.

Source: http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/11/2/2125

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Chronically Ill Humans Have Higher Glyphosate Levels than Healthy Humans

German study concludes that glyphosate residue could reach humans and animals through feed and excreted in urine. Presence of glyphosate in urine and its accumulation in animal tissues is alarming even at low concentrations.

Source: http://omicsonline.org/open-access/detection-of-glyphosate-residues-in-a...

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Resistance to multiple Bacillus thuringiensis toxins in transgenic maize

Entomologist at Iowa State University discover a type of beetle called the western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) has developed resistance to two of the three types of Bacillus thurinigiensis(Bt) toxin produced by genetically modified maize.

Source: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/03/12/1317179111

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