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How Monsanto and biotech companies violate the Nuremberg Code with inhumane experiments on humans

How Monsanto and biotech companies violate the Nuremberg Code with inhumane experiments on humans | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it

"The basic human rights protections established by the Nuremberg Code, which was adopted immediately after the end of World War II, continue to serve as a global template for how human beings are to be treated by the scientific community. But the modern equivalent of the Holocaust is now taking form under the guise of feeding the world and saving the planet, with Monsanto and others in the biotech industry routinely testing their chemicals and faux foods on the public without informed consent, just like amoral scientists did in the death camps.


"As far as medical experiments go, every individual has the right under the Code to consent, or not, to being used in scientific trials or tests that involve toying around with new or unusual substances. This constitutes the essence of the Code, which expressly prohibits human experimentation unless the person being experimented on first gives his or her permission, with full disclosure of any potential adverse events."

Garry Rogers's insight:

The Nuremberg Code does not protect nonhuman species, but since other species influence human health, it should.

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Fish are Sentient and Emotional Beings and Clearly Feel Pain

Fish are Sentient and Emotional Beings and Clearly Feel Pain | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Fish deserve better treatment based on data on their emotional lives
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Evidence shows that living creatures have varying degrees of sentience and intelligence. They play, they fear, they learn, and they try to survive.  All are responding to their surroundings by adjusting their form and behavior over successive generations.  As they evolve, they change their environments and create the Earth biosphere on which we depend.  Given time, it seems likely that other species will develop intelligence that matches or exceeds our own. Thus, for practical and ethical reasons, we should protect the creatures that furnish our home and share our existence.

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Great biodiversity cartoonists

Great biodiversity cartoonists | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it

Anyone who reads CB.com knows that I like to inject a bit of humour into my (often gloomy) messages. Sniggering, chortling, groaning and outright guffawing are useful ways to deal with the depressing topics conservation scientists examine every day. This is why I started the ‘Cartoon of the Week’ series, and now I have a compendiumof quite a few biodiversity-related cartoons. Cartoons can also serve as wonderfully effective political tools if they manage to encapsulate the preposterousness of bad policies, navel-gazing politicians or Earth-buggering corporate tycoons. A good cartoon can be far more effective at transmitting a deep and complex message to a wide audience than most scientific articles.

Who are these gifted artists that bring together wit, humour and hard environmental truths into something that practically every scientist  wants to include in conference presentations? I am inspired by some of these people, as I’m sure are many of you, so I decided to put together a little list of some of today’s better biodiversity cartoonists.

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Garry Rogers's insight:

GR:  You will love these cartoons.

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