Resources

Just Say No to GMO music video

19 October 2010

Fantastic music video that will have you rapping "Say no to GMO".

Just Say No to GMO by Michael Adams - The Health Ranger

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http://www.NaturalNews.com/NoGMO

Radio Australia investigation: The ethics of inventing new life with synthetic biology

29 March 2012

Those in favour of the technology say it offers solutions to everything from fuel shortages to a cure for malaria, and those against say it's playing god and is a very dangerous path to be going down.

Robert Speight, Business Manager at Queensland University's Systems and Synthetic Biology Group, Dr Matthew Rimmer from the ANU College of Law and  Bob Phelps Executive Director of Gene Ethics join Phil Kafcaloudes for an exploration of the issues.

Listen to the podcast at this link


David vs Monsanto

25 December 2010

Great trailer with lots of info about the documentary film on Canadian farmer Percy Schmeiser. Percy says he never wanted to farm GM canola but was sued by Monsanto for not paying for the patent after GM canola was found growing on his land.

Rather than paying for the GM patent Percy and giving in, Percy famously took on Monsanto in the courts, a battle many farmers would not be able to afford.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLzELDt3d2I

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Dr Maartin Stapper featured on Bush Telegraph

03 November 2010

In this excellent in-depth interview, former CSIRO scientist and soil health expert Maarten Stapper answers typical GM questions put to him by ABC Radio National presenter Michael Cathcart.

Listen to the interview here.

Dr Stapper, an expert on GM, says results from animal feeding studies have shown babies born with smaller intestines, small brains and with liver problems.

He says "you can't feed the world with GM because GM doesn't increase yields". Thirty years ago the same promises were being made, but in that time only 2 varieties of GM seeds have been developed: those that are heribide resistant and those that produce their own insecticides.

Listen to the interview here.

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Dr Vandana Shiva: Alternatives to Monsanto in India

02 November 2010

Dr Vandana Shiva explains the effect of GMOs on Indian agriculture—and how to promote home-grown alternatives.

 Video Posted September 2009 on Yes website. Approx 40 mins.

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http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/v

GM salmon - our interview on World Today

17 September 2010

GM salmon is set to be approved in the US, but this could not only lead to health issues but also endanger fish species. Listen to Bob Phelps interviewed on The World Today or read the transcript.

http://www.geneethics.org/enews/dis

Transgenic Canola Plants Break Free of Farm

07 August 2010

Listen to this Scientific American 60-second Science piece on recent GM contamination in the US. Download the podcast

Transgenic canola plants in North Dakota found a way to leave the farm and apparently reproduce off-site, leading to individuals with multiple transgenes.
One of the concerns about working with genetically modified crops has been that vegetation growing in agricultural fields might escape out into the world. Now, for the first time in the U.S., researchers report a large population of GM crops beyond the farm.

Transgenic canola plants in North Dakota had received genes making them resistant to herbicides, such as the weed killer Roundup. Researchers collected and tested 406 canola plants along thousands of miles of state roads. They found 347 carrying at least one resistance gene. There were also indications that the inserted genes were being passed on to new generations, producing some plants in the wild with multiple transgenes. The findings were presented on August 6th at the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Pittsburgh. [Meredith Schafer et al., University of Arkansas]

The transgenic canola plants are not about to take over the world. But researchers are obviously curious about how these particular plants managed to make it in places like the edges of parking lots rather than pampered fields. Any answers they find will likely affect future biotechnology regulation.

—Molly Webster

[The above text is an exact transcript of this podcast]

 

Listen to the podcast.

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http://www.scientificamerican.com/p

Glyphosate-resistant weeds in Australia

23 July 2010

Chris Preston, Associate Professor in Weed Management at the University of Adelaide, and chair of the Glyphosate Sustainability Working Group, tells ABC Radio National the problems with weeds developing to this popular herbicide used with GM crops.

 

He says it takes about 15 years for the resistance to develop and has been a problem for some time in the United States. More...

Glyphosate resistant weeds now in roadsides

Glyphosate is so popular you can buy it in the supermarket for your garden. Farmers use it by the drum-full to kill weeds in crops.

But weeds are developing resistance to it.

Over the past 14 years in Australia, there have been 98 confirmed cases of weed populations becoming resistant to glyphosate - most recently on the side of a road in South Australia.

At the same time, farmers are becoming more dependent on glyphosate, planting genetically modified food crops designed to tolerate regular use of it.

Glyphosate is sold in Australia under several brand names, including Round Up, No Grow, Weed Master Duo and Zero.

In this report: Chris Preston, Associate Professor in Weed Management at the University of Adelaide, and chair of the Glyphosate Sustainability Working Group.

Listen to or download story.

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GM-free videos - great new online resource

26 May 2010

GMWatch has pulled together a fantastic resource of GM-free videos.

It lists editor's picks, including the full-length doco movie, The World According to Monsanto and a wonderful film about the troubles of Bt cotton and the effects on the poor.

Search via category such as corporations, food safety etc or according to food/crop or speaker.

http://www.gmwatch.eu/index.php?opt

Food, Inc review - SBS's At The Movies

20 May 2010
Margaret says: ..."It looks at the stories of a woman whose two year old son died of E-Coli poisoning after eating a hamburger; a Latino couple who simply can't afford to buy healthy food because it's dearer than junk food; and a small farmer sued by a giant company for wanting to use his own seed for planting; the company owns the rights to genetically modified soybeans". http://www.abc.net.au/atthemovies/t

Food Fears - labelling, GM and FSANZ

20 April 2010
This investigative piece on ABC Radio National's Background Briefing on called Food Fears has GM as a focus: There's a public inquiry into food labelling, and it opens a Pandora's box of very complex issues. Prawns from China can be labelled 'Made in Australia'! Consumers want more and better labelling, but the food industry wants even fewer rules. And global free trade laws mean truth in content could get worse. Reporter Stephen Crittenden.http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2010/04/bbg_20100418.mp3 http://www.abc.net.au/rn/background

Unsafe GM corn approved in Australia

16 December 2009
A new international study of three Monsanto genetically manipulated maize (corn) varieties shows clear evidence of health risks. >> download file

GM Crops

04 September 2008
GM Crops in Australia >> watch video

We Feed The World

12 May 2008
Austrian filmmaker Erwin Wagenhofer traces the origins of the food we eat. His journey takes him to France, Spain, Romania, Switzerland, Brazil and back to Austria. >> watch video
http://www.themeatrix.com

Digesting the facts on genetic modification (GM)

12 May 2008
CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, answers questions about GM food and GM plants. >> watch video

Franken Foods!

12 May 2008
The crazy story about genetically modified foods... and what it means for your health. >> watch video

The Health Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods

11 May 2008
This is a lecture by Jeffrey Smith, in which he summarizes the contents of this book. It's not only informative, but amusing, because he casts a joke here and there. >> watch video

Genetically Modified Organisms - unnatural selection

11 May 2008
This stunning European documentary made available for the first time in the US, reveals several harsh consequences of genetic engineering worldwide. >> watch video

Store Wars

11 May 2008
another legend of star wars... this video was produced by Free Range Studios for The Organic Trade Association, 2005 credits to Free Range Studios >> watch video

Monsanto Patent for a Pig

11 May 2008
Monsanto Company, the world leader in Genetically Modified foods. This "mega" company also now owns most of the world's seed. They (Monsanto) are now seeking a patent on the actual pig. It's an astounding and dangerous claim. The world has allowed this company to basically own life! >> watch video

The Genetic Conspiracy - About Monsanto

11 May 2008
How safe is the so-called "Green Genetic Engineering" really? Monsanto, the world's largest genetic engineering corporation, insists it is safe. Numerous studies claim genetically modified plants can cause allergies and cancers. However, commercial and political interests are determined to make genetic engineering the norm. >> watch video

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