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The Fun Theory

The Fun Theory | Science | Scoop.it

This site is dedicated to the thought that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people’s behaviour for the better. Be it for yourself, for the environment, or for something entirely different, the only thing that matters is that it’s change for the better.

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Se trata de una iniciativa de la empresa volkswagen para incitar ábitos saludables en la sociedad, conviertiendo estos ábitos en actividades creativas y divertidas.

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More than 230 scientists say GMOs not safe, including developer of first GM crop

More than 230 scientists say GMOs not safe, including developer of first GM crop | Science | Scoop.it

The number of scientists who have signed onto a statement challenging the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has climbed to more than 230 today.

 

The list is expected to continue growing as more scientists are given the opportunity to weigh in on the safety of the organisms, which were quietly introduced into the US food supply in the late 1990s with no labeling requirement.

 

One new signature on the list in particular stands out: Dr. Belinda Martineau, a former member of the Michelmore Lab at the University of California Davis Genome Center, who helped commercialize the world’s first GMO whole food, the Flavr Savr tomato.

 

Dr. Martineau issued a statement along with her signature:

 

"I wholeheartedly support this thorough, thoughtful and professional statement describing the lack of scientific consensus on the safety of genetically engineered (GM/GE) crops and other GM/GE organisms (also referred to as GMOs). Society's debate over how best to utilize the powerful technology of genetic engineering is clearly not over. For its supporters to assume it is, is little more than wishful thinking.”


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, November 4, 2013 10:51 AM

How many scientists does it take to show that the science on a new technology isn't settled, that we don't know whether we should be using it or not. 

 

Government officials who support unlabeled and untested GMOs in our foods better find a different occupation. They aren't worthy to hold a job that gives them responsibility for public health!

Steve Kingsley's curator insight, November 4, 2013 6:29 PM

It it's true that from the hundreds of GM crops already approved for human and animal consumption somewhere in the world only few have been thoroughly safety tested, we are in a much worse shape than what I've thought.

WalkerKyleForrest's comment, November 8, 2013 9:15 AM
The fact that a couple hundred scientist discovered there is a toxin in the GMO food that destroys red blood cells is terrifying. With that in mind i really am not for GMOS. Maybe if they were developed not to harm us and they could work out the crinkles that would be more ideal to me. KYLE.C
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Coexist with Monsanto or destroy it? Follow the organic money.

Coexist with Monsanto or destroy it? Follow the organic money. | Science | Scoop.it

Let’s stop screwing around and go to the heart of the matter. Whether the public campaign against Monsanto takes the form of GMO-labeling or putting millions of people in the street protesting against an evil corporation…

 

Depends on who has the money and what they’re willing to use it for.

 

I’m talking about the billion-dollar natural health industry.

 

If companies like Whole Foods, Stonyfield, Dr. Bronner’s, Lundberg, and the big-time nutritional-supplement outfits want to bankroll a popular and very visible uprising against Monsanto, they have the dollars to do it...


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Hoy en día esta abierto el debate acerca de los organimos modificados genéticamente, sin embargo como se plantea en este artículo, es posible que algunas compañías no esgriman argumentos en contra por miedo a ser perjudicadas por la gran empresa de Monsanto.

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, October 14, 2013 2:38 PM

We can be endlessly busy just "defending" ourselves against the abuses by the corporations, Monsanto is just an example, but it isn't much fun.


So why not push for reform ...

Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, October 16, 2013 4:46 AM

BASICALLY, THERE CAN'T BE COEXISTENCE. NOT WITH EVIL CORPORATIONS LIKE MONSANTO, DUPONT, DOW CHAMICALS, SYNGENTA, BAYER, BASF, WHO NOW CONTROL 100% OF GM SEEDS, 60% OF GLOBAL COMMERCIAL SEEDS MARKET, AND 76% OF GLOBAL AGROCHEMICALS MARKET. AS AN EXPERT IN INDUSTRY STUDIES I CAN SAY THAT THIS SORT OF CONCENTRATION OF MARKET POWER IS UNPRECEDENTED AND NEEDS TO BE COMPLETELY DISMANTLED.

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The Co-Villains Behind Obesity’s Rise

The Co-Villains Behind Obesity’s Rise | Science | Scoop.it
A behavioral economist reminds himself that biology is also a part of the nation’s weight problem.

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