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Why is Bill Gates backing GMO red banana 'biopiracy'?

The Gates Foundation has sunk $15 million into developing GMO 'super bananas' with high levels of pre-Vitamin A, writes Adam Breasley. But the project is using 'stolen' genes from a Micronesian banana cultivar. And what exactly is the point, when delicious, popular, nutritious 'red bananas' rich in caroteinoids are already grown around the tropics?

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Photos from Argentina’s farms, documenting an agrochemical plague
American biotechnology has turned Argentina into the world’s third-largest soybean producer, but the chemicals powering the boom aren’t confined to soy and cotton and corn fields. They routinely contaminate homes and classrooms and drinking water. A growing chorus of doctors and scientists is warning that their uncontrolled use could be responsible for the increasing number of health problems turning up in hospitals across the South American nation. In the heart of Argentina’s soybean...

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Nature Wants Her Carbon Back
Here's a little known fact about climate change: According to NOAA, if we could magically cut all current CO2 emissions worldwide to zero today (a feat even Merlin couldn't achieve) it would do nothing to stop climate change from continuing to get worse for centuries. Unless we actually draw some of the carbon already emitted back down to earth we are simply telling a 400-pound patient to gain weight a little more slowly.

Amazingly, however, doing so may be significantly easier than reducing...

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Madhya Pradesh says no to field trials for genetically modified chickpea and mustard - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/madhya-pradesh-says-no-to-field-trials-for-genetically-modified-chickpea-and-mustard/#sthash.uKjyM9bi.d
BJP-RULED Madhya Pradesh has denied permission for field trials in genetically modified chickpea and transgenic mustard hybrid, arguing that there is no credible and irrefutable evidence about GM crops not having adverse impact on humans/animals, biodiversity and environment.
Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants (CGMCP), University of Delhi South Campus, had sought no-objection certificate from the MP government for Biosafety Research Level-II (BRL-II) for transgenic mustard hybrid...

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