NEW MIT STUDY QUESTIONS MONSANTO SAFETY CLAIMS FOR PESTICIDE ROUNDUP “GLYPHOSATE" IN OUR FOOD AND WATER This effect, according to the researchers, can contribute to causing or worsening “the diseases and conditions associated with a Western diet which include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.”... http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/mit-study-questions-monsantos-safety-claims-for-roundup/#.Uc_BGevpiRQ
The BRAI Bill overrides states’ authority over agriculture and health. It envisages only an advisory role for the states in the form of a state biotechnology regulatory advisory committee. The committee has no powers to enable the state to take any decision on introduction of modern biotechnology...http://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/stage-set-gm-crops
▶ THRU THE BACK DOOR: MEGA BIOTECH GIANTS USE NEW USA-EU TRADE DEAL TO DESTROY GMO SAFEGUARDS | http://sco.lt/8E3Xsn
▶ OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY : FAST-TRACKING APPROVALS, WAIVING REGULATIONS AND OVERSIGHT http://sco.lt/5uCx8b
March 21, 2013
▶ US GOVERNMENT FUNDING BILL STRIPS FEDERAL COURTS OF THEIR POWER TO RULE OVER BIOTECH INDUSTRY AND GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD AND ANIMALS http://sco.lt/6kO2Xh
March 14, 2013
▶ NEW US GOVT "MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT" CONFIRMS MONSANTO POWER OVER US GOVERNMENT http://ow.ly/iXRqG
▶ GMO GENE GIANTS STOCKPILING PATENTS ON LIFE Nagoya, Japan -- Under the guise of developing “climate-ready” crops, the world’s largest seed and agrochemical corporations are filing hundreds of sweeping, multi-genome patents in a bid to control the world’s plant biomass, according to a report released by ETC Group http://www.etcgroup.org/fr/node/5220
▶ OUR 21ST CENTURY PATENTED LIFE - RE-ENGINEERING, PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF -- IS BIOTECH OUT OF CONTROL? http://sco.lt/4thM6j
Environmental Health News, September 23, 2013 ▶ SPECIAL REPORT: SCIENTISTS CRITICAL OF NEW EU CHEMICAL/PESTICIDE POLICY HAS INDUSTRY TIES, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST Seventeen scientists who have criticized plans in Europe to regulate endocrine-disrupting chemicals have past or current ties to regulated industries. An investigation by Environmental Health News reveals that of 18 toxicology journal editors who signed a controversial editorial, 17 have collaborated with the chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, tobacco, pesticide or biotechnology industries.
▶ EXCELLENT READ: "GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS: PROMISES, PERILS, AND THE NEED FOR PUBLIC POLICY" - This booklet will be helpful for understanding biotechnology issues and for guidance on engaging these issues at the level of public policy for the common good. - (QuakerBooks US$9.00) http://www.quakerbooks.org/genetically_modified_crops.php
$64 million in bribes paid to UK doctors last year by drug companies
Alex O'Dell's insight:
Let your poison be your cure. Some doctors may be sick due to their affinity with money rather than the integrity of medical practice. The symptoms are a corrupt mind and an insatiable desire for more at the expense of the lives of others. Or maybe the surgeon has his or her hands tied? It is time to slice open the pharmaceutical industry and prescribe a cure.
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Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower who stole thousands of classified documents before leaving the United States recently made an unexpected and unscheduled appearance at a TED conference in Vancouver, Canada on Tuesday night. It was done so VIA satellite robot, where he emphasized that there is still a lot of reporting to be done. What […]
Since 2007, the survey has helped the Global Compact understand and benchmark how corporate participants are advancing their commitment to the Global Compact and implementing the Ten Principles. The Global Corporate Sustainability Report 2013 is based on findings from the Global Compact Annual Implementation Survey including 1,712 respondents from 112 countries.
At the last two of our Summer Learning Series events, some angel investors shared their own perspectives and experiences. Surprisingly enough, the advice seemed to circle back to the concept that the process for choosing investors (and co-investors) needs to be given as much attention and priority as the process of vetting potential startup investments.
As one presenter, Dr. Floyd Taub – physician, entrepreneur and angel investor – wisely analogized – having a startup is like having a baby. Exactly what and how much you feed it (as well as who might be feeding it) is very important. As Dr. Taub said:
“Entrepreneurs need to be re-educated from the frequent initial thought that they are ‘selling their baby’ to understand that they are selling paper in order to ‘feed their baby’. Not only do babies frequently starve, but those who are underfed, may be stunted or at least have a significant and costly growth delay.”
I’m a real fan of analogies, so this really resonated with me. I thought I’d embrace my analogyitis and take this a step further with a few examples that can apply to both babies and startups…
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Pinterest is a lifestyle searching tool for millions of people.
People go on there with excited eyes to look for amazing recipes to cook for dinner that weekend, find ways to dress to the tens for a special date, or find creative educational materials to teach children with.
Millions of users turn to Pinterest to enhance their lifestyle. And they are doing so by using the search function on Pinterest. Here’s a fun fact.
Did you know that Google has a search engine just for recipes? It’s been around for years, but almost nobody I know uses it.
Instead, most people I know automatically go to Pinterest if they want to find recipes to try out.
That’s not the only reason Pinterest is better than Google.
Here are 5 reasons why Pinterest’s search engine is better than Google.
MIT's definition of a breakthrough is simple: an advance that gives people powerful new ways to use technology. It could be an intuitive design that provides a useful interface (e.g., “Smart Watches”) or experimental devices that could allow people who have suffered brain damage to once again form memories (“Memory Implants”). Some could be key to sustainable economic growth (“Additive Manufacturing” and “Supergrids”), while others could change how we communicate (“Temporary Social Media”) or think about the unborn (“Prenatal DNA Sequencing”). Some are brilliant feats of engineering (“Baxter”), whereas others stem from attempts to rethink longstanding problems in their fields (“Deep Learning” and “Ultra-Efficient Solar Power”). As a whole, this annual list not only tells you which technologies you need to know about, but also celebrates the creativity that produced them.
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