Sourced @ PRI Australia The record suicide rate among farmers in India continues to rise, with one farmer now committing suicide every 30 minutes. Many media reports blame failed GM Bt cotton crops for the crisis. More than a quarter of a million farmers have killed themselves in the last 16 years in what is […]
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 @ 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 @ Natural News.com – August 03, 2011 – by Ethan A. Huff (NaturalNews) Purveyors of conventional and genetically-modified (GM) crops — and the pesticides and herbicides that accompany them — are finally getting a taste of their own legal medicine. Minnesota’s Star Tribune has reported that the Minnesota Court of Appeals recently ruled that […]
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 […]
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 […]