Category Archives: Project News and Views

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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Cornell Faculty Refuse to Defend GMO Crops

Published today (Tues. 4th Oct 2016) on Independent Science News, “Cornell Faculty Refuse to Defend GMO Crops,” was written by Jonathan Latham, PhD. Despite a long list of invitations: to Cornell faculty, to Dean of Agriculture Kathryn Boor, to the Cornell Alliance for Science, to various academic GMO boosters, and to the chief technology officer […]

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PRESS RELEASE: NY FARMERS CALL FOR CORNELL TO EVICT “THE ALLIANCE FOR SCIENCE”:

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Why the Food Movement is Unstoppable

Published on Tuesday, Sept 20th 2016 by Independent Science News, “Why the Food Movement is Unstoppable” was written by By Jonathan Latham, PhD. Synopsis: The food movement is increasingly a powerful force all over the globe. This article identifies the key social and political components that define it and distinguish it from other social movements. […]

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Announcement: GMO WTF, an Independent Course on GMOs at Cornell University

My name is Robert, and I’m a Cornell undergraduate who is hosting an independent course on GMO agriculture, in protest of blatant corporate sponsorship and academic corruption at Cornell University. Course speakers will include Dr. Vandana Shiva; Frances Moore Lappé (Small Planet Institute and author of World Hunger:10 Myths and Diet for a Small Planet); Claire […]

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How the GE Food Venture Has Been Chronically Dependent on Deception

Published Sunday August 21st 2016, by Independent Science News, “How the GE Food Venture Has Been Chronically Dependent on Deception” was written by Steven Druker, J.D. Synopsis: The first examples of GE products investigated by the Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) were a disaster. A GE tryptophan supplement unexpectedly contained a toxic byproduct that permanently […]

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Cashing in on Cellulosic Ethanol: Subsidy Loophole Set to Rescue Corn Biofuel Profits

Published Monday 8th August on Independent Science News: Cashing in on Cellulosic Ethanol: Subsidy Loophole Set to Rescue Corn Biofuel Profits by Almuth Ernsting. Synopsis: Essentially all US bioethanol comes from starch originating from food crops. The use of starch and food crops has always been portrayed as ‘transitional’, however, and the stated goal of […]

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