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- Engineering Life & Mind How I-SIS sees the dangers of science being manipulated by financial interests ...
- Calculate your ecological footprint ... Take a few minutes to see how much is your personal environmental footprint in comparison with others. The measure is in New Zealand Dollars. One EURO is approx. 2.04 NZ$, one US$ is 2.01 NZ$ and one £St. is 3.2 NZ$. (08NOV2002) Give it a shot! (New window.)
- Organic Agriculture Fights Back A report by ISIS - The Institute of Science in Society, London.
- On the Importance of Biodiversity The understanding of ecosystems seems to be pretty poor - in some cases ...
- Und es ward ein Virus ... ... und jetzt denkt man darüber nach, ob das Veröffentlichen von Genomsequenzen die Sicherheit gefährden könnte. 2002
- Have a look at the Australian Gene Ethics Network (new window) Presently they are campaigning against an application of the world's most notorious agricultural pesticide producer. In spite of all evidence and precaution against the use of genetically engineered seeds they are pushing to have their herbicide tolerant GE canola (rape seed) admitted by the Australian Office of Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR).
This Pesticide Ready variety will create havoc by contaminating GE-free crops, inducing herbicide tolerance in weeds and native relatives, and leaving chemical residues in the environment and food. Do the Australians want to make the same bad experience as the North American farmers? If you think this irresponsible technology should be stopped, consider writing as soon as possible to the Australian authorities. Includes a list of the most important arguments.
- Friends of the Earth Request
- Science War Intensifies ... Nevertheless, it was an attempt to alert the public to the most insidious,
uncontrollable danger of GM - horizontal gene transfer - the transfer of
genetic material to unrelated species. It was that which provoked the
unseemly reaction from the scientific establishment. Denial continues while
the weight of scientific evidence grows; horizontal gene transfer can and
does happen. The crucial question is whether transgenic DNA is more likely
to spread by horizontal gene transfer than natural DNA. There are many
reasons to believe that is the case, but decisive experiments, that can
easily be done, seem to have been avoided so far. ... more ...
- Why GE release is a bottom line, by Jeanette Fitzsimons, Green Party co-leader
- Evidence for global warming - and why we need to take action A statement prepared by Professor Peter Barrett FRSNZ (Director of the Antarctic Centre, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
- Rinderwahn - Mad Cow Disease Die Rache der Rinder - The revenge of the Bovines : a prophetisches Lied - Audio and Text in German language ( More songs )
- On Biodiversity, Climate change and Sustainability (3)Natural ecosystems perform critical life-support services that make consumption possible and upon which the prosperity of all societies depends. These include the purification of air and water; the mitigation of droughts and floods; the generation and preservation of soils and renewal of their fertility; the detoxification and decomposition of wastes; the pollination of crops and natural vegetation; control of the vast majority of potential agricultural pests; and partial control of climate. This array of services is generated by a complex interplay of natural cycles powered by solar energy and operating across a wide range of space and time scales.
- On Biodiversity, Climate change and Sustainability (2) A further clear refutation of the shallow arguments of "sceptics".
- The Best Kept Secret of GM Crops Statement on the stability of GEed organisms, by Dr. Mae Wan Ho: "I am speaking against the market approval of T25 because there is no evidence that it is a genetically stable, uniform line, the single most important criterion for approval. For unless it is genetically stable, you might as well forget about environmental or health risk assessment. And genetic instability is also a serious safety issue." more ...
- On Biodiversity, Climate change and Sustainability An account of the sustainability of The Netherlands
- Sustainability & Constitution Excerpt of the Swiss federal Constitution with reference to "Sustainable Development" (Deutsch, Français and Italiano)
- Malice in Blunderland - Genetic Engineering follows the Same Old Blueprint Twenty years of the "New Zealand Experiment" have taught the NZ Royal Commission on Genetic Modification nothing. They wasted $6.5 million of taxpayer money producing a report written by the gene jockey industry which just gave New Zealand some more empty slogans - "Bio-tech Revolution" & "Knowledge Economy" - and lost that country probably its only chance this century to make a real difference. Chris Wheeler surveys 20 years of Kiwi blundering in the dark. more ...
- Depleted Uranium kills ... Don't Look, Don't Look,
Don't Find Don't Find - The facts behind the official denials.
- Great Moments in Genetic Engineering WELLINGTON, 6 April 2000 - The Environmental Risk Management Authority ERMA started its hearings into an application by AgResearch for field trials with sheep that have 'double-muscle' gene modification. For the occasion Tom Scott produced this cartoon ...
- WWF Canada: Genetic Engineering Does Not Yield Pesticide Reduction Genetically-engineered (GE) crops cannot bedepended on to reduce pesticide use, according to a report released today byWorld Wildlife Fund Canada titled Do Genetically Engineered Crops ReducePesticide Use? The Evidence Says Not Likely. Working to reduce reliance onpesticides in Canada, WWF is concerned that ...
- True story of GM insulin for diabetics "It is vital that the word is spread about the true effects of this stuff (including sudden and unexpected deaths) on many diabetics. It is vital too that pro-GM scientists in America are NOT allowed to get away with making out that GM insulin has been this great GM success story. It is far from being so. I don't recall a single instance where a diabetic has felt better on the GM insulin than the animal; I'd be glad to hear from any."
- Why is organic produce smaller in size? "If organic fertilizers is better than using artificial chemicals, why is organic produce generally smaller in size than the regular, non-organic produce in U.S. grocery stores? Are farmers using some kind of artificial growth hormone for the plants?
- Release 2000: The Age of Arrogance While a flawed chip may leave some of us in the dark next year, what are the consequences for future generations of genetic pollution of ourfood?
- Could one genetically modified fish invade a species and destroy it?
- Forests in danger from GM super-tree says WWFOther GM modifications under trial raise the prospect of silent forests, devoid of insects, flowers and birds. The idea is to create super-trees that grow rapidly, resist rot, and defy insect attack. The trees would be sprayed from planes to kill all life around them.
- Beyond 2000Will We Still Eat Meat?
- Six Billion of Us: Boo or Hooray?
- Frogs Revisited - Pesticides Cited in Frog Deformities
- How Genetic Engineering Will Save Our Planet - By Robert B. Shapiro
- Estrogen-resistent laboratory mice may produce flawed test results
- Cornflower In the fields of conflict