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Precautionary Principle

France Calls on Commission to Ban Monsanto GM Corn

The French Government have called on the European Commission to suspend the authorization to grow Monsanto's genetically modified MON810GM corn seeds in the EU.

The French ecology ministry said in a statement that it had asked European regulators to overturn the authorization for the use of genetically modified MON 810 maize crops produced by US agriculture and biotechnology giant Monsanto.

Do We Have Enough Water This Spring

A quick look at a National Weather Service map showing the nation's percent of average precipitation since the beginning of this year reveals a trend that is beginning to stoke concerns of crop stress from the western and southwestern Plains to the eastern Corn Belt.

http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/dry-wear-spreading_2-ar24216?sssdm...

Climate Change May Create Price Volatility in the Corn Market

A study published April 22 in the journal Nature Climate Change shows for the first time climate change's influence on year-to-year swings in corn prices.

Researchers from Stanford and Purdue universities found that climate change's impact on corn price volatility could far outweigh the volatility caused by changing oil prices or government energy policies mandating biofuels production from corn and other crops.

GMO Corn Plus No-till Methods Equals Polluted Water

A multi-University study reveals genetically modified corn leaching insecticidal proteins into streams across the Midwest. Chemical no-till methods implicated.

http://www.rodaleinstitute.org/20101004_gmo-corn-notill-pollution

The Global Ocean Crisis

According to a recent report released by the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) our global ocean is on the brink of catastrophe. If you're reading this and thinking that's really too bad but it doesn't affect me just stop a moment and take a breath. That breath just came from the sea.

Staxed

"The lack of transparency in the current approval process, leading as it does to an inability to evaluate the scientific rigour of the assessment process, seriously compromises the confidence that society can place in the current regulatory framework used to assess potential risks to human, animal and environmental safety posed by GMOs."
Royal Society of Canada's Experts panel on the Future of Food

On The Wind

"With the introduction of primitive irreversible genetic techniques in a dangerous combination with a product and profit orientated mind-set forced on society by a powerful political-industrial complex, humanity faces an uncertain future."
Arpad Pusztai, Ph.D., FRSE, Biochemist and Nutritionist

Nitrogen Overdose

"Altogether, human activities currently contribute twice as much terrestrial nitrogen fixation as natural sources…"
Paul Falkowski, Researcher, Rutgers University

Colony Collapse Disorder

"..the decline in pollinator populations is one form of global change that actually has credible potential to alter the shape and structure of terrestrial ecosystems."
Committee Chair, May R. Berenbaum, Entomology Dept, University of Illinois

The Black Swan

"I am compelled to fear that science will be used to promote the power of dominant groups rather than to make men happy."
Bertrand Russell, Icarus, the Future of Science, 1925

The term black swan originated from an old belief that all swans were white. In that context, a black swan became a metaphor for something that could not exist. But when black swans were discovered in Australia in the 17th century, the saying took on a new meaning. In the case of genetically engineered industrial agriculture, the black swan became a perceived impossibility that actually has come to pass bringing with it a large impact.

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