Jul 242016
 
2016-07-10   Turmoil in Saudi water sector as country runs dry.   And related,  The Great Land Grab.

Many thanks to Lyle for the article below, “Turmoil in Saudi water . . . “. Earlier, related postings  appear at bottom. First, a bit of background on The Great Land Grab  is helpful to understanding the full impact of Lyle’s comment. Note:  The Land Grabs usually take place in the Global South.   Welcome, Canada!   The sale of the […]

Nov 192015
 

(I used the COMMENTS at bottom to post update – – court challenge in the U.S.) Today, the US government approved the world’s first GM food animal for human consumption – a GM fish that will originate from Prince Edward Island (PEI) Canada. The US company AquaBounty will produce all the GM fish eggs in […]

Oct 212015
 
2015-04-21  Class Action LawSuits Against Monsanto (false advertising, glyphosate)

http://www.examiner.com/article/monsanto-sued-los-angeles-county-for-false-advertising Exhibit #1 Today a class action lawsuit (Case No: BC 578 942) was filed in Los Angeles County, California against the Monsanto corporation. The suit alleges that Monsanto is guilty of false advertising by claiming that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, targets an enzyme only found in plants and not in humans or […]

Oct 182015
 
2015-10-10  Hundreds of thousands shut down Berlin to protest "Trojan Horse" - - Monsanto's dream trade deal.  The Guardian

The TTIP protest in Berlin this past weekend drew hundreds of thousands. PHOTO: EFE/EPA/KAY NIETFELD http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/10/berlin-anti-ttip-trade-deal-rally-hundreds-thousands-protesters#_=_ Hundreds of thousands of people marched in Berlin on Saturday to oppose a planned free trade deal between the European Union and the United States that is claimed to be anti-democratic and to threaten food safety and environmental standards. […]

Oct 162015
 

By Jason Warick   The University of Saskatchewan logo can be seen in this StarPhoenix file photo Photograph by: Greg Pender , the StarPhoenix   A University of Saskatchewan professor is one of several prominent North American academics under fire for undeclared connections to agri-business giant Monsanto. At Monsanto’s request, the scientists wrote papers supporting […]

Jun 142015
 

In the U.S.,  the already-released genetically-modified insects (mosquitoes in 2013, moths in 2014/15) : 1.    The release was done outside a regulatory system (no consultations), and citizens responded:   Genetically modified mosquitoes set off uproar in Florida Keys 2.    The regulatory system was circumvented.  Scroll down to the report  GM Moths Field Release … Aside:  I view […]

Jun 132015
 
2013-11-09  Genetically modified mosquitoes (Oxitec) set off uproar in Florida Keys,  America Al Jazeera

Health Potential solution to outbreaks of dengue fever, other mosquito-borne diseases awaits FDA approval November 9, 2013 8:00AM ET by Patricia Sagastume @PatSagastume  <img src=”/content/ajam/articles/2013/11/9/genetically-modifiedmosquitoessetoffuproarinfloridakeys/_jcr_content/mainpar/adaptiveimage/src.adapt.480.low.gmo_mosquito_110713.jpg” alt=”Oxitec's dye-marked Oxi513A male mosquitoes ready for release in Brazil.” class=””> Oxitec’s dye-marked Oxi513A male mosquitoes ready for release in Brazil. Courtesy Oxitec Ltd. KEY WEST, Fla. — In late […]

Jun 132015
 

NOTE:  “screen capture” of Oxitec’s  “Team”  (March 26, 2017)   is at bottom.   It’s a marriage made-in-heaven for the biotech industry (biotech big Pharma AND biotech Agriculture).   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 […]

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 […]