viernes, junio 29, 2012
jueves, junio 28, 2012
Seeds of empire
By Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero
The planting of rice in South Carolina was owed in great part to the introduction of a variety from Madagascar in the late XVIII century. Sorghum cultivation in Kansas and Texas became a viable proposition thanks to seed samples from China and Africa. The much celebrated California citrus industry owes much to Brazilian seeds brought in by a consul in 1871. And American cattle ranching, legendary among beef producers all over the world, owes its success partly to the introduction of lespedeza grass from Japan, Russian alfalfa, and African Johnson grass.
lunes, junio 25, 2012
Detras del golpe en Paraguay
Carmelo Ruiz: ¿Transgénicos? No, Gracias
viernes, junio 22, 2012
Burkina Faso: ALGODÓN DE MONSANTO DESTRUYE LA TIERRA
miércoles, junio 20, 2012
Los suicidios Monsanto
Stop Monsanto From Poisoning Hawai'i: Genetic Engineering Chemical Warfare
A new vision for Hawai'i would promote small farms that grow chemical-free produce, employ our youth and restore the indigenous ahupua'a system. Hawai'i has less than 3,000 acres of certified organic farmland, which is 0.27% of Hawaiian farmland.
Kamehameha Schools is Hawaii's largest private landowner. Despite Kamehameha's public statements about sustainability and conservation, they lease substantial amounts of land to multi-national biotech firms, including Monsanto, Dow, Dupont/Pioneer and Syngenta for GMO open field tests and seed corn production.
Kamehameha is the only institution with the land, capital and resources to reduce our food imports, that are now over 90%, and ensure that Hawai'i does not run out of food in case of natural disasters or rising oil prices.
Presented by Hawai'i GMO Justice Coalition with support from Organic Consumers Association; Millions Against Monsanto
martes, junio 19, 2012
Monsanto loses court case in Brazil
Monsanto Loses Billions in Brazil
Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
Non-Hierarchical Occupation of Monsanto Everywhere
WHAT: A Sidewalk Session – An open mic for activists to share & expose the dangers of the biotech industry
WHERE: Sidewalk in front of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
WHEN: Monday, June 18th, at 8am until 10am
WHY: The biotechnology industry is conspiring to unleash more GMOs into the environment along with more toxic pesticides.
jueves, junio 14, 2012
RALLT ante la economía verde y Río + 20
lunes, junio 11, 2012
Cartelera de videos para taller de biotecnología en la UMET de Jayuya
Biotec revolución invisible 4:53
Debate transgénicos 2:31
GMO film project 6:27
http://vimeo.com/26202998 6 minutos y medio
Greenpeace video 3:51
David vs Monsanto 5:19
Video presentación de Miguel Altieri 9:19
GM alfalfa 3:06
Duración total: un poco más de 40 minutos
Bayer kills bees
Bayer Pesticides Kill Bees
sábado, junio 09, 2012
GM mosquitoes: hatch and release
In 2010 I read for the first time about the initial field experiments of genetically engineered mosquitoes that had taken place a year earlier in the Cayman Islands. This news came as a surprise to me, as I considered myself part of the independent scientific community continuously monitoring modern biotechnology advances and applications. Although British biotech company Oxitec's venture in developing GE mosquitoes was known, the astonishment came from the sudden jump to field release. I soon realized that I was not the only one missing a year of surveillance on this exercise: the release remained a de facto confidential test for a year.
(1) On modified mosquitoes: What will be the consequences in the ecological network of mosquitoes? What will be the effect on preys and predators? What will be the influence in other species of disease carrying mosquitoes? Could they benefit from a reduction in competition? Can the virus adapt better to other vectors because of this selection pressure?
There are other specific issues related to the ability of flying and the difficulty of monitoring the distribution of the mosquitoes (in particular during transboundary movements), as well as issues related to the associated technology (for example, the need to act under absence of tetracycline).
Camilo Rodríguez-Beltrán, MSc, is co-founder of the Taleo Initiative and was awarded the TEDGlobal2010 Fellowship.