By Anne Petermann
Global Justice Ecology Project
There are two very dangerous aspects of the GE trees model: genetic engineering – with its many unanswered questions and unknown long-term consequences – and the monoculture model, based on absolute control. Monocultures also require the appropriation of ever-increasing amounts of land at the expense of food sovereignty, explains this letter.
Posted in Biotechnology, Environment, Genetically Engineered Food
Tagged agrofuel, biodiversity, biotechnology, center for biological diversity, deforestation, food freedom, food sovereignty, ge trees, monoculture
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