14 May 2021 — Sustainable Pulse
14 May 2021 — Sustainable Pulse
7 May 2021 — GMWatch
Zen Honeycutt explains why plans to grow GM carbon-sequestering plants are a dangerous distraction
On March 22, 2021, The Del Mar Garden Club of Southern California held an informational session called “Fighting climate change with plants”. As a person who is extremely concerned about the looming apocalyptic events due to climate chaos, but not extremely well informed about what we can do to prevent them, I signed up.
7 May 2021 — Sustainable Pulse
27 April 2021 — GMWatch
Glyphosate-based herbicides such as Roundup activate mechanisms involved in cancer development, including DNA damage – and these effects occur at doses assumed by regulators to have no adverse effects, a new study shows. The DNA damage was caused by oxidative stress, a destructive imbalance in the body that can cause a long list of diseases.
18 April 2021 — Off Guardian
We are currently seeing an acceleration of the corporate consolidation of the entire global agrifood chain. The high-tech/data conglomerates, including Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook and Google, have joined traditional agribusiness giants, such as Corteva, Bayer, Cargill and Syngenta, in a quest to impose a certain type of agriculture and food production on the world.
Following is an excellent article about a new peer-reviewed paper with a message that should be highlighted first and last in any discussion about the supposed need for GMOs and pesticides in order to maximise food production. That is: There is no food crisis, nor is there ever likely to be one, in spite of the world’s growing population.
1. Agriculture’s greatest myth – commentary on new peer-reviewed paper
2. The myth of a food crisis – details of the new paper
9 April 2021 — Sustainable Pulse
9 April 2021 — Uneven Earth
On ecological imaginaries, post-pandemic futures, and the long shadow of colonial science
Once a month, we put together a list of stories we’ve been reading: news you might’ve missed or crucial conversations going on around the web. We focus on environmental justice, radical municipalism, new politics, political theory, and resources for action and education.
8 April 2021 — Origin: Sustainable Pulse
A group of international scientists from the U.S. and EU have released a peer-reviewed pilot study that suggests the anogenital distance of baby girls is becoming more male-typical, due to their mothers being exposed to glyphosate when they are in the womb.
The Study, which was published on Monday, in the well-respected Elsevier peer-reviewed Journal ‘Environmental Pollution’, is a major breakthrough in our understanding of glyphosate as a hormone hacker (endocrine disruptor).
6 April 2021 — GMWatch
1. Why new genetic techniques need to be stringently regulated – comment on new study
2. Differentiated impacts of human interventions on nature: Scaling the conversation on regulation of gene technologies – new study abstract
5 April 2021 — Origin: Climate & Capitalism
The Spanish Armada in the English Channel, 1588
by Ian Angus
In 1575, a moderately successful Bristol merchant named Anthony Parkhurst purchased a mid-sized ship and began organizing annual cod fishing expeditions to Newfoundland. Unlike most of his peers, he travelled with the fishworkers; while they were catching and drying cod, he explored “the harbors, creekes and havens and also the land, much more than ever any Englishman hath done.” In 1578, he estimated that about 350 European ships were active in the Newfoundland cod fishery — 150 French, 100 Spanish, 50 Portuguese, and 30 to 50 English — as well as 20 to 30 Basque whalers.