Human Rights, Science & Tech, World
Asia-Pacific, India, Human Rights
GMO… for some, these three letters are as terrifying as a Great White Shark swimming towards them at top speed and for others, they’re the solution to the world’s food supply problem. It’s 2016, it’s been nearly two decades since GMO made their first appearance, and not only are they still controversial, they’ve also taken control over an integral part of our agriculture.
Americas, USA, Human Rights, Politics, Science & Tech
Farmers in India are committing suicide at an alarming rate. The issue of farmers’ suicide is brought forward only in one circumstance — for trashing others. Whether it’s trashing the ruling party or the people sympathizing with a celebrity who has committed suicide after struggling with depression for a while.
Human Rights, Politics, Science & Tech, World
What is a GMO and why is it being labeled? A GMO is a genetically modified organism such as soybeans or corn which are the largest studied and grown crops that are known.
Science & Tech, World
Imagine you’re a multinational biotech corporation. Let’s say you have a history as a chemical company, and partly as a result of that legacy, one of the things you sell today is an herbicide.
Americas, USA, Science & Tech
The conversation about genetically modified organisms (GMO) seems to always end up in one of two places: you either end up listening to “Frankenfood” hysteria or to the lip service of biased companies involved in the use of genetic engineering technologies. There is hardly ever any room made for an unbiased view on the subject. Here is an unbiased rundown of what genetic modification is, the technology’s relevance to our society, and what the science says about the risks of using genetic engineering. Read more
What exactly is a “natural foods” store? When did food become “natural”? We are in the heart of what is defined as a GMO epidemic. We have more fast food restaurants than grocery stores by a large margin, in the United States. Read more