Category Archives: Project News and Views

The Meaning of Life (Part I)

“The Meaning of Life (Part I)” by Jonathan Latham, PhD was published on Tuesday 21st March, 2017 by Independent Science News. From the author: This article is highly relevant to the food movement. We hope it will become (along with “Genetics Is Giving Way to a New Science of Life”) an essential text in the […]

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The War Over Mangoes

Published on Monday, March 13 by Independent Science News: “The War Over Mangoes,” written by Meredith Rector Synopsis: Narco-agriculture is the taking over of farming for the purpose of smuggling and money laundering. A recent victim is the mango farming sector in Oaxaco, Mexico, where drug cartels have taken advantage of the leading position of […]

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Gene Drives: A Scientific Case for a Complete and Perpetual Ban

Published onMon Feb 13, 2017 on Independent Science News: “Gene Drives: A Scientific Case for a Complete and Perpetual Ban” was written by Jonathan Latham, PhD. https://www.independentsciencenews.org/environment/gene-drives-a-scientific-case-for-a-complete-and-perpetual-ban/ Synopsis: At what point do the products of a technology become sufficiently complex, uncertain, or unmanageable as to be unregulatable? This question is surprisingly rarely discussed given that […]

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Genetics Is Giving Way to a New Science of Life

Published on Monday Feb 6, 2017 by Independent Science News: “Genetics Is Giving Way to a New Science of Life” was written by Jonathan Latham, PhD. https://www.independentsciencenews.org/health/genetics-is-giving-way-to-a-new-science-of-life/ Synopsis: “Genes…run everything in our bodies” states the website of the US National Institutes of Health. This view is genetic determinism. It is the idea that DNA is […]

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Industrial Production of Poultry Gives Rise to Deadly Strains of Bird Flu H5Nx

Published on Monday Jan 30, 2017, by Independent Science News: “Industrial Production of Poultry Gives Rise to Deadly Strains of Bird Flu H5Nx” was written by Rob Wallace, PhD. The article can be read at: https://www.independentsciencenews.org/health/industrial-production-of-poultry-gives-rise-to-deadly-strains-of-bird-flu-h5nx/ Synopsis: Multiple deadly new strains of H5N bird flu are successively infecting poultry farms across the globe. These pathogens […]

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There’s Nothing Parochial About the Issue of GMO Food Labeling

Published on Jan 24, 2017 on Independent Science News: “There’s Nothing Parochial About the Issue of GMO Food Labeling,” a new article by Jonathan Latham, PhD. https://www.independentsciencenews.org/health/theres-nothing-parochial-about-the-issue-of-gmo-food-labeling/ Synopsis: Last week, Michael Pollan, Olivier de Schutter, Mark Bittman and Ricardo Salvador called GMO labeling “parochial”. They are mistaken. GMOs are the leading edge of agribusiness strategy […]

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Latest Fracking Threats to Agriculture and Soil Quality

Unconventional gas and oil extraction (fracking) expose farmers, livestock and consumers to multiple hazards. Two new publications collect scientific research and other documented reports on the harmful impacts of fracking on rural communities, agriculture and food systems. On November 17, The Concerned Health Professionals of New York  published the 4th edition of the Compendium of […]

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Jonathan Latham Speaks at Organic Conference in Guelph, Ontario on Jan 27, 2017

Jonathan Latham, Executive Director of the Bioscience Resource Project, is speaking during the Keynote Forum of the 2017 Guelph Organic Conference, along with Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) (Ottawa); Rene Van Acker, PhD – Crop-weed Ecologist and Dean, Ontario Agriculture College (Guelph); and Dianne Dowling – Organic Dairy Farmer and President of […]

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Radio Interview with Jonathan Latham: The Food Movement Is Unstoppable

In this one hour interview, Project Executive Director Jonathan Latham discusses the future and the food movement. He discusses how the food movement is becoming the political alternative to neoliberalism. The discussion moves to ask what are the threats to it? How it might be co-opted and by who? Listen here: https://bioscienceresource.org/the-food-movement-is-unstoppable/

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Overkill: The Effects of GMO Herbicide Tolerance Traits on Human Health and the Environment, talk by Jonathan Latham

Tomorrow is unmissable Wednesday! The latest installment of the student-led class at Cornell: Overkill: The Effects of GMO Herbicide Tolerance Traits on Human Health and the Environment, is a talk by Jonathan Latham, PhD, Executive Director of The Bioscience Resource Project. Time and place: 7pm in The Chapel, Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY […]

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