Jun 132015

http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=22757167 Company Overview Oxitec Ltd. operates as a biotechnology company that provides solutions for controlling insects that spread diseases and damage crops. It offers Aedes aegypti OX513A, a bisex RIDL strain for genetic backgrounds in Asia and Latin America; Aedes aegypti OX3604C, a female-flightless RIDL strain for genetic backgrounds in Mexico; Aedes albopictus OX3688, a […]

Apr 262015
2015-04-20  GMO:  Neil Young, anti-Monsanto album and tour with Willie Nelson's two sons

Note: the tour includes a location near Orillia ON. Saturday, May 23rd is the next international March Against Monsanto.  A list of the Canadian events and links to other information  is at http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=9497 Back to Neil Young: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/neil-young-recording-new-album-with-willie-nelsons-sons-20150108 Neil Young will bring Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas (pictured) and Micah to promote their new album ‘The […]

Feb 252015

http://www.guardian.co.uk/gmdebate/Story/0,2763,1083640,00.html Cabinet papers warn Canada off GM crops Farmers fear long-term threat to food exports Paul Brown, environment correspondent Thursday November 13, 2003 The Guardian (UK) A secret briefing to the Canadian government has warned that the country’s massive food exports are at risk from its continued use of GM crops. The paper, which has […]

Sep 282014

The new President of Croplife Canada (lobbyist for chem-biotech companies) did not like what Larry Powell said. Larry replied to Ted Menzies.   http://www.planetinperil.ca/2014/09/blogger-responds-to-accusations-from.html  I added a Comment: 1.  Revolving door?  Ted Menzies was an MP until he resigned in Nov 2013.  CropLife is nothing more than a lobby machine for the chem-biotech corporations.  I wonder […]

Apr 172014

A comprehensive article (below), excellent info. ASIDE: Biotech stocks have been plummeting.   Wall Street Journal.  The biotech ETF has dropped 23% since peaking in late February.   Attributed to being “oversold”. http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014/04/15/biotech-stocks-take-out-key-technical-level-as-plummet-continues/ The next March Against Monsanto (MAM) is May 24, 2014.   Is there one in your community?  I have added a couple of new Canadian […]

Apr 172014

With many organizations now putting out lengthy lists of “good news stories” I have the impression of a rapidly mobilizing, empowered citizenry. It’s like spring has arrived; there is new life shooting up everywhere around us!   I selected just a few examples. Can’t celebrate if we don’t know about them!   1.     2014-04-17   Monsanto and Big Food […]

Jan 142014

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25721241 I think I’ll start raising my own pigs! This newscast reminds me that the Chinese have bought Smithfield Foods in the U.S. – one of the largest American meat producers, remembered from the battles over intensive livestock operations and the decimation of farmers. You can see this next wave in the industrialized food supply, […]

Nov 262013

Hi Kimberly, Many thanks for the film Unacceptable Levels.  (Trailer at http://www.unacceptablelevels.com/) You address an issue near and dear to my heart. I can tell from the trailer that it covers the bases.  I’m looking forward to viewing the film. You help empower people by presenting the film.  They will help spread the word. For […]

Nov 232013

By JIM ROBBINS ON the first of November, when Mexicans celebrate a holiday called the Day of the Dead, some also celebrate the millions of monarch butterflies that, without fail, fly to the mountainous fir forests of central Mexico on that day. They are believed to be souls of the dead, returned. This year, for or […]