Green Peace has been actively campaigning against genetically modified crops for several years. It is currently lobbying the Western Australian Government to introduce Farmer Protection legislation in response to increasing reports of contamination from genetically modified crops across Australia. Greenpeace is also providing free test kits so farmers can test for GM contamination on their […]
Vandana Shiva is one of GreenFoodie’s heroes for her tireless work against genetic modification, biopiracy and patenting of seed. Watch the documentary below to see what she is up against, why she is fighting so hard and why we should all be concerned.
Dr. Vandana Shiva is an inspiring woman. On top of her training as a nuclear physicist, she is an ecologist, activist, editor and author of numerous books and a tireless defender of the environment. She founded Navdanya, a movement for biodiversity conservation and farmers’ rights, she’s received the Sydney Peace Prize and written numerous books, […]
Bloomberg Business Week published an article yesterday on the dangers of GMO and the serious problems of herbicide resistance. It paints a worrying picture about the state of affairs in US agriculture and is something that we should be taking into consideration here in Australia. Read the article here: Attack of the Superweed – New […]
A short documentary following British farmer Michael Hart as he investigates the reality of farming genetically modified crops in the USA 10 years after their introduction. Farmer to Farmer: The Truth About GM Crops from Pete Speller on Vimeo.
Source @ ABC News online – 16 August 2011 – By Rebecca Dollery A farmer near the site of a spill of genetically modified (GM) canola in the Great Southern in Western Australia says the seeds are now germinating. Last week, a truck carrying more than 15 tonnes of GM canola caught fire on the […]
Source @ ABC News online – 19 August 2011 – By Kerry Staight for Landline Greenpeace has called for a ban on all genetically engineered crop field trials in Australia, saying the science is not fully understood. While genetically modified (GM) cotton and canola have already been released commercially, there are a range of other […]
Source @ Huffingtonpost.com – 01 August 2011 – By John Robbins Can genetically engineered foods help feed the hungry? Are anti-GMO activists and over-zealous environmentalists standing in the way of the hungry being fed? The hope that GMO foods might bring solutions to malnutrition and world hunger was never more dramatically illustrated than when Time […]
Source @ The Australian – July 28, 2011 – By Amanda O’Brien A WEST Australian farmer plans to sue his neighbour for allegedly contaminating his organic farm with genetically modified canola in a case that could have national implications. Grain and meat farmer Steve Marsh was stripped of his hard-won organic accreditation over 70 per […]
The biotech takeover of our daily bread A report from Greenpeace detailing their argument why the Australian Government must intervene to stop the corporate attempt to commercialise GM wheat in Australia by 2015, beginning with a ban on all trials of GM wheat in the field. Fundamental changes are taking place in Australia’s wheat industry and corporations […]