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Vandana Shiva on the Problem with Genetically Modified Seeds

Vandana Shiva on the Problem with Genetically Modified Seeds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Bill talks to scientist and philosopher Vandana Shiva, who’s become a rock star in the global battle over genetically modified seeds. These seeds — considered “intellectual property” by the big companies who own the patents — are globally marketed to monopolize food production and profits. Opponents challenge the safety of genetically modified seeds, claiming they also harm the environment, are more costly, and leave local farmers deep in debt as well as dependent on suppliers. Shiva, who founded a movement in India to promote native seeds, links genetic tinkering to problems in our ecology, economy, and humanity, and sees this as the latest battleground in the war on Planet Earth.

 

Vandana Shiva describes the latest battleground in the war on Planet Earth.

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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, February 13, 10:40 AM

Vandana Shiva describes the latest battleground in the war on Planet Earth.

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Infographic: Everything You Need To Know About GMO Laws [or the lack there of]

Infographic: Everything You Need To Know About GMO Laws [or the lack there of] | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Are genetically modified foods, better known as GMOs, safe to eat? Although there is no definitive answer to this question yet, American consumers eat genetically engineered foods all the time. However, the maze of labeling laws makes choosing whether or not they want to eat them a totally different story...


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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, December 2, 2013 4:34 PM

The Huffington Post and visual.ly tell it like it is with GMOs.