By GM Watch
NOTE: This interview about GM crops and bee research, taken from the new report ‘Risk Reloaded‘ is doubly interesting. First, it suggests that genetically modified Bt maize could be a possible co-factor in bee die-off. Second, it seems to confirm the recent concern, including pieces in Scientific American and Nature Biotechnology, over the degree of control and interference that the biotech industry and its supporters may be able to exert over the conduct and publication of research.
Posted in Biotechnology, Environment, Genetically Engineered Food, pollution, Scientific Studies
Tagged bee colony collapse, biotechnology, Bt corn, gmo, gmo bees, gmo corn, mass bee death, risk reloaded
By Rady Ananda
Despite declining bee and butterfly populations from agricultural chemicals, on Saturday the US Senate approved President Barack Obama’s nomination for chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Monsanto lobbyist Islam Siddiqui.
“Dr. Siddiqui’s confirmation is a step backward,” said Tierra Curry, a scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity (the “Center”). “His appointment ensures the perpetuation of pesticide- and fossil-fuel-intensive policies, which undermine global food security and imperil public health and wildlife.”
Posted in Biotechnology, CorpoGov, Environment, Genetically Engineered Food, organic, pollution, USDA
Tagged ag trade rep, bee colony collapse, butterfly die-off, center for biological diversity, die-offs, dow cropscience, dupont, ecoterrorism, gmo, islam siddiqui, monsanto, organic, organic consumer assn, pesticide pollution, syngenta, USDA