19/02/2013 GMO OMG!


Check out the trailer for documentary “GMO OMG,” the opening night film for the Berlinale’s Culinary Cinema section. The film follows first-time feature director Jeremy Seifert as he investigates genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in seeds and the subsequent effects on health, biodiversity and the global agriculture industry.

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11/01/13 Political Deception – Poland’s GM Crop Ban is nothing more than Political Deception


Recent news that Poland had banned GM crops was received with great jubilation by anti GM campaigners who have been fighting for years to secure a GM free Poland. However, hopes were soon dashed as it became clear that loop holes in the legislation would still allow GM crops into the country because trading is […]

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2/10/12 Vandana Shiva launches Seed Freedom fortnight


From 2nd October (Gandhi’s Birth Anniversary), to 16th October (World Food Day) the Global Alliance for Seed Freedom, led by Dr Vandana Shiva,  is planning intensive actions to create a global citizens’ response on the issue of Seed Freedom and a wake up call for citizens and the government. Gandhi had said, “as long as […]

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14/02/2013 Slow Food – Too much at Steak


Eat less meat, eat better meat, and pay a fair price. The pleasure that food gives us cannot be complete if it causes harm and hunger around the world, nor if it endangers our health because we eat too much or animal welfare is poor. ‘Too much at steak‘  a guide  produced by Slow Food, Action […]

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14/02/2013 The Observer – It is hard to trust GM when it is in the grip of a few global giants


Thirty years ago, genetic engineers hoped new technology would revolutionise world farming  and reduce or even eliminate the need for fertilisers and pesticides. It was a noble idea that deserved success.But only promises came. In the 1990s the public was told genetic modification would increase yields enough to feed the world. Now in an age of […]

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14/02/2013 Greenpeace – Take the poll to keep GM food off your plates


Inserting alien genes into food crops is not going to solve the problem of food shortage. It will only make food unsafe.  We have to keep up the opposition against GM foods so that decision makers don’t force potentially toxic food on us. We can start by gathering opinion against GM food with this poll. […]

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14/02/2013 Compassion in world farming – Method of Production Labelling Campaign


More than 80% of the animals raised in the EU each year are factory farmed. These inhumane farming practices are hidden behind closed doors, out of the public view. Consumers want to be able to choose foods that are better for animal welfare. Compassion in World Farming is campaigning in partnership with RSPCA, World Society for […]

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