Thomas Bøhn, Carina Macagnan Rover, Philipp Robert Semenchuk
A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems
Emile A. Frison
Nancy L. Swanson 1 , Andre Leu 2*, Jon Abrahamson 3 and Bradley Wallet 4
1 Abacus Enterprises, Lummi Island, WA, USA
2 International Federation of Organic Agricultural M ovements, Bonn, Germany
3 Abacus Enterprises, Lummi Island, WA, USA
4 Crustal Imaging Facility, Conoco Phillips School o f Geology and Geophysics, University of Oklahoma, USA *
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health
A State of Knowledge Review
Lead coordinating authors: Cristina Romanelli, David Cooper, Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, Marina Maiero, William B. Karesh, Danny Hunter and Christopher D. Golden
Algunas observaciones críticas a las bases científicas de la ‘Ingeniería Genética’
Ldo. Lluís Botinas i Montell
La transgénesis de un continente
Visión crítica de una expansión descontrolada
Segunda edición: 2014
María Isabel Manzur
María Isabel Cárcamo
Devastación del sistema hídrico nacional
Caso de los movimientos dentro de la asamblea nacional de los afectados ambientales (ANAA) vs. los estados unidos mexicanos.
27 de febrero de 2015
Este manual presenta una propuesta integral para asegurar agua de calidad para tod@s ahora y a futuro, así como para poner fin a los riesgos y desastres socio-hidricoambientales. Está fundamentada en décadas de experiencia de investigación, de proyectos de gestión sustentable y de luchas comunitarias en defensa del agua y el territorio.
Anthony Samsel 1 and Stephanie Seneff 2, *
1 Independent Scientist and Consultant, Deerfield, NH 03037, USA;
2 Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail: Seneff@csail.mit.edu;
Tel.: +1-617-253-0451; Fax: +1-617-258-8642.
Synopsis: If the purpose of the press is to be a public interest watchdog then the science media is a uniquely unsuccessful institution. This is nowhere truer than in its coverage of the ag-biotech industry. Especially useful for anyone wanting to understand the relationship between this industry and the media are journalist descriptions of 'humanitarian' GMO breakthroughs. In these, biotech crops are proposed, in the words of Canada's National Post, to pull "the African continent out of decades of economic and social despair”. Such articles appear regularly in all of the specialist science media and well beyond, including the New York Times, Time magazine, the Toronto Globe and Mail, the Guardian, the Economist, Slate, New Scientist, Forbes and hundreds of others. The gusher of biotech good news stories originates mostly from a very limited number of GMO projects: edible vaccines, biofortified cassava, golden rice, and a virus resistant sweet potato.
Yet the scientific foundation of these breakthroughs is weak; they are invariably based on preliminary or unpublished research, or they have already failed. What they primarily showcase is the failure of the science press to fulfill the requirements of rigorous and sceptical journalism. The ag-biotech industry has taken full advantage of this to project an image of itself as ethical, innovative, and essential to a sustainable future that is virtually unrelated to reality.
Peligros y riesgos en salud humana por consumo de alimentos derivados de cultivos transgénicos y sus agrotóxicos asociados.
By Michael Antoniou
Genetic modification (GM) is a purely lab - oratory-based method that exploits the use of recombinant DNA or genetic engineering technology to produce novel varieties of crops. It represents a radically different approach to new crop production when compared to traditional plant breeding methods, and even those using approaches such as irradiation and chemical-induced mutation. The artificial nature of GM does not automatically make it dangerous and undesirable. It is the outcome of the GM process that gives cause for concern. GM allows the transfer of any gene from any source into a crop, thereby bringing about combinations of genes that would not occur naturally. In addition, the GM transformation process as a whole is highly mutagenic. These generic properties of GM combine to gener - ate a high risk of disturbing plant host gene function and biochemistry that could result in novel toxin and allergen production as well as a compromised nutritional value (for review see Antoniou et al., 2012).
A Testbiotech report by Andreas Bauer-Panskus, Sylvia Hamberger, Christoph Then
This “transgene escape” report documents several case studies where genetically engineered plants have spread uncontrolled into the environment. In some instances from North and Middle America, we can assume that transgenes from species such as bentgrass, oilseed rape and cotton have already escaped permanently into the environment or wild populations. In other cases such as maize (corn), rice and poplar there is a high likelihood that this will happen in the near future.
Jasmine George and Yogeshwer Shukla
Proteomics Laboratory, Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (CSIR), Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001, India
Correspondence should be addressed to Yogeshwer Shukla; yogeshwer email@example.com
Received 16 May 2013; Accepted 17 July 2013
Academic Editors: C. Feliciani and A. Zalewska
Copyright © 2013 J. George and Y. Shukla. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly
Bélin Poletto Mezzomo, Ana Luisa Miranda-Vilela*, Ingrid de Souza Freire, Lilian Carla Pereira Barbosa, Flávia Arruda Portilho, Zulmira Guerrero Marques Lacava and Cesar Koppe Grisolia*
Department of Genetics and Morphology, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Brasilia, Brasilia/DF, Brazil
Another Silent Killer
Compiled by Rosemary Mason MB ChB FRCA with information from a global network of independent scientists, toxicologists, beekeepers, environmentalists, Governments, Industry and Regulators