Pinch and a punch for the first day of the month, we hope you had a fabulous long weekend! This week we focus on food security and genetically modified food. We hope you get impassioned by the challenges and inspired by the potential. Food Security Food Security In Spotlight – Until we have a […]
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 […]
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 […]
Posted by Biological Farmers of Australia on May 27th, 2011 2:01 pm Research in Canada has identified a Bt toxin, produced by genetically modified (GM) insect resistant crops, in the blood of women. The study also shows the toxin was passed on through fetal blood. The study was undertaken at Sherbrooke University Hospital in Quebec […]