Read the full article at:https://www.independentsciencenews.org/health/eu-threatens-to-legalise-human-harm-from-pesticides/
Project News and Views
As a news publisher that expects and requires the protection of the law, the Bioscience Resource Project expresses its absolute dismay at the behaviour of the British and US governments. These two governments have shown that their belief in freedom of the press lacks any substance. Mr Assange shared the truth. He does not appear to have broken any law. In contrast, many that he helped expose unequivocally did commit major crimes. YET THEY WALK FREE.
More from Freedom of the Press Foundation:
Jonathan Latham Speaks on a Panel at Hunter College: GMOs-Science, Ethics, Risks, Regulations and Food Security
Date and Time
Tue, March 12, 2019
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM EDT
Hunter College (Silberman Building)
2180 Third Avenue @ 119th
Main Auditorium (on 2nd Floor)
New York, New York 10035
This panel will explore the latest research concerning GMOs and their impact on human and environmental health. For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gmos-science-ethics-risks-regulations-and-food-security-tickets-54592678170
On January 29, 2019, Independent Science News published “Rigging the Science of GMO Ecotoxicity,”, a new article by Jonathan Latham, PhD.
To read the full article go to: https://www.independentsciencenews.org/environment/new-evidence-of-gmo-bt-crop-safety-manipulation/
Published January 14th, 2019 by Independent Science News: Why Sustainable Agriculture Should Support a Green New Deal, a new article by Elizabeth Henderson
Synopsis: An alliance of social movements and members of Congress led by Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) are proposing a Green New Deal that would initiate an emergency mobilization to address economic inequities and reverse our blind march toward catastrophic climate change. The sustainable agriculture movement with its many organizations and individuals should become active shapers of it, to ensure that it includes regenerating soil health, reinventing parity payments with supply management for farmers, and that farm workers are not excluded from the just transition, writes Elizabeth Henderson.
Jonathan Latham Upcoming Talks: Guelph, Ontario, CANADA and in New Orleans, U.S.A. at the World Aquaculture Society Meeting
Guelph, Ontario, Canada on Sunday, January 27th 2019 (12:45pm) Dr. Jonathan Latham, Executive Director of the Bioscience Resource Project will be be giving a Workshop on Gene Editing at the Guelph Organic Conference and Trade Show (Link: https://guelphorganicconf.ca/)
How France and Germany Are Ousting Glyphosate In A Search For Healthy Soils and Pesticide-Free Crops
On a recent trip to Hawai’i, Jonathan Latham, Director of the Project, talked at the University of Hawai’i.
“Industrial agriculture is logically dependent on infringing on the quality of life, often catastrophically, of diverse creatures. The islands comprising Hawai’i exhibit those harms perhaps more than anywhere else on earth. Using new revelations of the Poison Papers (www.poisonpapers.org) as examples of how regulators fail to protect us, I discuss the true extent of those impacts. Even without revelations such as the Poison Papers however, we already know enough to stop supporting industrial agriculture, yet governments continue to do so, showering them with subsidies and other incentives. The reasons they decide wrongly are in part about economics and in part about scientific corruption; but here I point to an underlying conceptual flaw in our collective cultural understanding of life itself. Critiquing our standard, but illogical, modern interpretation of the nature of life is an overlooked key to understanding the the tragic and disastrous policies and practices prevailing in agriculture. But immediately obvious too is that the misunderstanding of life pervades much more broadly–into the justice system, into education, and into healthcare, to name just a few of those domains.”
Published today (Mon Oct 8th, 2018) on Independent Science News: Hidden Health Dangers: A Former Agbiotech Insider Wants His GMO Crops Pulled, written by Caius Rommens, PhD.
Synopsis: J.R. Simplot is a potato processing and marketing company, based in Idaho, that has recently launched GMO potatoes with supposedly enhanced disease resistance, enhanced uniformity, and improved healthiness. However, according to Caius Rommens, Simplot’s former lead potato breeder, the reality is very different. As a crop, the potatoes contain genetically unstable traits, suffer a significant yield drag, are designed to conceal bruises and spread diseases, and are intended to be grown and stored in ways that maximize disease and pest pressures. Additionally, as a processed food, they have lost the sensory attributes that make normal potato-based foods attractive. Even worse, they likely contain dramatically increased toxins that may cause health safety issues. Furthermore, the development of these GMO potatoes involved at least one act of biopiracy. Nevertheless, these GMO potatoes are quietly entering the marketplace with innocuous names such as Innate Potato, White Russett, and Hibernate – and others will follow. All this and more is described in a short new book, “Pandora’s Potatoes”, written by Caius Rommens, the inventor of these potatoes.
Caius Rommens, PhD, was a researcher at UC Berkeley, then Monsanto, and later started the biotech program at J.R. Simplot. He has authored