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Last August, I was invited to speak about genetically engineered crops at a GMO Summit organized by the Hawai’i Crop Improvement Association. The event was held on the big island of Hawai’i, known for its enormous volcanoes, long beaches, and coffee and papaya farms. The HCIA flew me in to speak (honorarium declined), I stayed at people’s houses, and while I was in the state I knew I really wanted to see a papaya farm and to meet Dr. Dennis Gonsalves, who developed the […]
Our Kickstarter campaign is rapidly coming to a close. With just three days left, we’ve got some exciting news to tell you about. Well, here it is: Papaya Plush now at $14,000! Previously, we announced that we wanted to make a plush Hawai’ian Papaya to bring the story of this crop to a wider audience. We have received some outside support for our fundraiser, which means that we can now reduce the threshold we need to reach in Kickstarter to be able to make the papaya plush! Some […]
The 2012 work by Seralini et al has long been retracted, and months later friends and admirers of Prof Seralini still are screaming foul and injustice. Now the anti-GMO, pro-Seralini interests are screaming “Censorship!”, claiming that their hero has been the victim of a company’s influence over a scholarly journal. However, there’s only one person controlling censorship at this point– Prof. Seralini himself! Here’s the easy fix– if the […]
A translated and updated version of Wackes Seppi’s* original article at Imposteurs blog. Posted by David Tribe. Early Media Hype, Late Publication… Gilles-Éric Séralini’s team have produced a new “study,” entitled “Major pesticides are more toxic to human cells than their declared active principles » . They purported to have demonstrated that formulated pesticides were several hundred time more toxic than the […]
While the article GMOs, Silver Bullets and the Trap of Reductionist Thinking has garnered some praise, I was hoping for more here and was left unimpressed. Written by Jonathan Foley, Director of the Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota, the article begins by stating that GMOs have come with “Big Problems”. He goes on to elaborate several points that are actually either old myths, untrue, or not really GE specific. In the move from “lab into the real […]
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