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Vandana Shiva — Biodiversity or GMOs?

Within Vandana Shiva's dedication to defending the natural world is a profound celebration of life. When we allow systems to sustain balance and wholeness, life truly can thrive. Here are...
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GR:  This story is about "golden rice" and other GMO crops.  The GMOs contain fewer nutrients, they promote monocultures, and they promote artificial fertilizer and pesticide use.  As explained in this article, GMOs cause disease and biodiversity decline.  Proponents are well-funded and profit motivated.  Opponents lack funding and are made to appear fanatical.  What should we do?  We must ban GMO crops. Please support all forms of opposition to GMOs.

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Sea star disease epidemic surges in Oregon, local extinctions expected (USA)

Sea star disease epidemic surges in Oregon, local extinctions expected (USA) | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it

June 4th, 2014. CORVALLIS, Ore. – Just in the past two weeks, the incidence of sea star wasting syndrome has exploded along the Oregon Coast and created an epidemic of historic magnitude....

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Here is an example of the type of applied nature conservation that only humans can supply.  And it's both dangerous and intriguing.  The wasting-sea-star mystery and others like it need more media inquiry to ignite the interest of the puzzle solvers among us.  This fine story by The Ocean Update lays out the problem and identifies the players.

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