Biotechnology and GMO

Last November, He Jiankui, a Chinese biology professor at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUST) in Shenzhen announced that he and his team had created the World’s first “genetically edited babies”: twin babies Lula and Nana.
The shocking news that a team of Chinese scientists have managed to gene-edit the DNA of recently-born human twins is more than bizarre and irresponsible. It suggests that certain researchers are making dangerous experiments to create ultimately the eugenics master dream: custom-designed humans.
A major new technology known as Gene Editing has gained significant attention in recent months. Its advocates claim it will revolutionize everything from agriculture production to disease treatment. Is this technology a stealth way to introduce GMO genetic manipulation by way of another technique.
GMO technology is first and foremost an instrument of corporate power, a tool to ensure profit. Beyond that, it is intended to serve US global geopolitical interests. Indeed, agriculture has for a long time been central to US foreign policy.
Honeybees, Birds, Butterflies: Neonicotinoid Pesticides Destroy Wildlife, Fail to Increase Crop Yields By Center For Biological Diversity, February 28, 2018
Sickening Relations: The Royal Society and the GMO-Agrochemical Sector By Colin Todhunter, February 17, 2018
Glyphosate from Monsanto’s Roundup Decimates Microbes in Soils and the Human Gut – New Science By Isabelle Z., February 16, 2018
Industrial Agriculture and the Agrochemical Industry. Tearing Down the Facade of Legitimacy By Colin Todhunter, February 02, 2018
Resisting Tyranny: Struggling for Seed Sovereignty in Latin America By Colin Todhunter, January 30, 2018
Global Capitalism and Livelihoods Denied: Whipping India’s Farmers into Submission By Colin Todhunter, January 23, 2018
Corporate Monopolies Will Accelerate the Globalisation of Bad Food, Poor Health and Environmental Catastrophe By Rosemary Mason and Colin Todhunter, January 19, 2018
Monsanto, Bayer and Neoliberalism: Towards the Corporate Model of Industrial Agriculture By Colin Todhunter, January 11, 2018
“Dishonest” and “Disgraceful” – Monsanto Attempts to Gain Backdoor EU Entry for Genetically Engineered (GE) Foods By Colin Todhunter, January 10, 2018
GMOs, Global Agribusiness and the Destruction of Choice By Colin Todhunter, January 08, 2018
What’s Killing the World’s Bees? The Role of Fungicides By RT News, January 01, 2018
Flawed US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Analysis Rejects Finding that Glyphosate Is a Probable Carcinogen By Center For Biological Diversity, December 19, 2017
Pesticide Suicide. “Toxic Planet” By Robert Hunziker, December 19, 2017
Bald Eagles Keep Dying Because of Lead Poisoning and No One’s Talking About It By The Indigenous American, December 06, 2017
Failure to End Use of Toxic Herbicide Glyphosate ‘Nothing Short of Scandalous’ By Molly Scott Cato MEP, November 29, 2017
EU Renews Use of Likely Carcinogenic Glyphosate Herbicide By Stephen Lendman, November 28, 2017
Glyphosate
Massive Citizen Initiative Demands Ban of Monsanto’s Glyphosate in All 50 States By Marcus Dorsum, November 27, 2017
Will Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Chief Scott Pruitt Abandon Duty to Protect American Children from Dangerous Pesticides? By Sonya Lunder, November 16, 2017
GM Food Crops Illegally Growing in India: The Criminal Plan to Change the Genetic Core of the Nation’s Food System By Colin Todhunter, November 10, 2017
Killing Us Softly—Glyphosate Herbicide or Genocide? By F. William Engdahl, November 10, 2017
Glyphosate – The Battle for the Future of EU Pesticide Approvals Rages on By True Publica, November 08, 2017
Food, Agriculture and the Global Ecology: Rolling Back the Tide of Pesticide Poison, Corruption and Looming Mass Extinction By Colin Todhunter, October 24, 2017
World Food Prize: Feeding the World a Slick Campaign of Lies By Katherine Paul, October 23, 2017
New Study Shows Glyphosate Contaminated Soils Put Half of Europe at Risk By Ruchi Shroff, October 20, 2017
Capitalism
The Global Food and Health Crisis: Monsanto’s Science Is Bogus By Rosemary Mason and Colin Todhunter, October 19, 2017
Controversial Genetic Engineering Technology: “Gene Drive” and the Modification of Entire Species By SynBio Watch, October 19, 2017
The Battle against the Global Food Conglomerates: The Seeds of Agroecology and Common Ownership By Colin Todhunter, October 09, 2017
For Snubbing Glyphosate Hearing, EU Parliament Bans Monsanto Lobbyists By Jon Queally, September 30, 2017
Monsanto’s Violence in India: The Sacred and The Profane By Colin Todhunter, September 30, 2017
Out in the Open: Monsanto’s Involvement in the Retraction of the Séralini Paper By Chemical Concern, September 22, 2017
GM Mustard and the Indian Government: The Game Is up, the Emperor Has No Clothes! By Colin Todhunter, September 12, 2017
Foreign Capital Dictates India’s Development Agenda: Cultural Imperialism and the Seeds of Catastrophe, Ripping Up India’s Social Fabric By Colin Todhunter, September 11, 2017
Cocktail of Pesticide Residues in Fruit and Vegetables Given to Schoolchildren By Catherine Early, September 05, 2017
Monsanto: It Ain’t Glyphosate, It’s the Additives! By F. William Engdahl, August 31, 2017
The Stomach-churning Violence of Monsanto, Bayer and the Agrochemical Oligopoly By Colin Todhunter, August 29, 2017
Brexit Coup d’Etat for Financial and Environmental Deregulation By Prof. John McMurtry, August 27, 2017
Soil, Monsanto and the Agribusiness Giants: Conning the World with Snake Oil and Doughnuts By Colin Todhunter, August 24, 2017
Video: The Horrors of Factory Farming By Mark Devries, August 19, 2017
GMO Free: Russia to Become Top Producer of Organic Food By Eco News Media, August 12, 2017
Asia Farmers’ Network Resounds Strong Call to Stop Golden Rice By Grain, August 08, 2017
Docs Reveal Monsanto’s Attempts to Influence Reports About Roundup By Jessica Corbett, August 03, 2017
Indian Independence: Forged in Washington? By Colin Todhunter, July 30, 2017
100,000 Pages of Chemical Industry Secrets Gathered Dust in an Oregon Barn for Decades – Until Now By Sharon Lerner, July 28, 2017
Capitalism
Codex Alimentarius and Monsanto’s Toxic Relations By Colin Todhunter, July 21, 2017
Food – Wars and Pharma – Trailblazing the Way to Human Demise By Peter Koenig, July 14, 2017
Neonicotinoid Pesticides and Death of the Bees By Chemical Concern, July 13, 2017
Why Are Public Officials Protecting GMO and the Pesticides Industry? Digging Down into the Cesspool of Corruption By Colin Todhunter, July 12, 2017
Possible Collusion with Monsanto? Did the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Lie to the Press on Its Glyphosate Assessment? By Corporate Europe Observatory, July 12, 2017
In India, Ditching Science for Corporate Inspired Spin in Push for Genetically Modified Mustard By Colin Todhunter, July 12, 2017
Genetically Modified Bread Given Green Light by Vatican By Julian Rose, July 10, 2017
The Farmers’ Crisis in India By Dr. Vandana Shiva, July 10, 2017
When Will Co-opted Figures and Board Members of Companies Like Monsanto and Bayer Be Hauled into Court? By Colin Todhunter, July 06, 2017
“The Push for GM Mustard Is Coming From the Commercial Food Industry, Not From the Kitchens of Ordinary Indian Homes” By CHS-SACHETAN, July 02, 2017
Future Shock: Imagining India By Colin Todhunter, June 26, 2017
Pro-merger Stance of EU Commission Both Paradoxical and Harmful, Say Academics By Corporate Europe Observatory, June 23, 2017
Debt, GMO, Demonetization: The Corporate Hijack of Indian Agriculture By Colin Todhunter, June 22, 2017
“Transgenic Corruption” and GM Crops in Argentina By GMWatch, June 19, 2017
Potential Health Hazards of Genetically Engineered Foods By Stephen Lendman, June 18, 2017
Challenging Neoliberal Dogma: Pushing Indian Farmers into Bankruptcy Isn’t ‘Development’! By Binu Mathew and Colin Todhunter, June 14, 2017
Toxic Relations: Stop Colluding with Monsanto and the Agrochemical Industry! By Rosemary Mason and Colin Todhunter, June 01, 2017
Monsanto and the Causes of Cancer: Did Former US EPA Official Influence the European Food Safety Authority’s Verdict on Glyphosate Herbicide? By Claire Robinson, May 29, 2017
Environmentalists are Ignoring the Elephant in the Room: U.S. Military is the World’s Largest Polluter By Washington's Blog, May 23, 2017
To the Detriment of Human Health and the Environment: European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Serves Interests of Monsanto and Pesticide Companies? By Colin Todhunter, May 18, 2017
India: Genetic Engineering, the Commercialization of GM Mustard and the Future of Agriculture By Colin Todhunter and Prashant Bhushan, May 15, 2017
Britain Must Break Free from the Agrochemical Cartel By Colin Todhunter, May 03, 2017
Bayer-Monsanto: A Match Made in Hell. Six Reasons why Bayer-Monsanto Merger Threatens People and Planet By Corporate Europe Observatory, May 01, 2017
From Earth Day to the Monsanto Tribunal, Capitalism on Trial By Colin Todhunter, April 22, 2017
The Monsanto Tribunal: “Monsanto has Violated Human Rights to food” By Corporate Europe Observatory, April 20, 2017
From Syria to Monsanto: A Moribund System of Deceit and Destruction By Colin Todhunter, April 07, 2017
What U.S. Poultry Producers Do Not Want You To Know About Bird Flu By Martha Rosenberg, April 06, 2017
Stop Protecting the Criminality of the Global Pesticides Industry By Colin Todhunter, March 16, 2017
Monsanto Isn’t Feeding the World—It’s Killing Our Children By Katherine Paul, March 15, 2017
Genetically Modified (GM) Food and Crops. Behind the Mask of Pro-GMO Neoliberal Ideology By Colin Todhunter, March 11, 2017
Sweat Shops, GMOs and Neoliberal Fundamentalism: The Agroecological Alternative to Global Capitalism By Colin Todhunter, March 06, 2017
Corporate Power Reality Check: Organic Vs Industrial Chemical-Dependent Agriculture By Colin Todhunter, March 01, 2017
A System of Food and Agriculture Should Serve the Public, Not Corporate Interests By Colin Todhunter, February 26, 2017
Genetics Are the New Eugenics: How GMO’s Reduce the Human Population By F. William Engdahl, February 25, 2017
Pro-GMO Scientists Blinded by Technology and Wedded to Ideology By Colin Todhunter, February 15, 2017
Monsanto-GMO Propaganda. “Softening-up” the British Public in Favour of GM Food By Colin Todhunter, February 13, 2017
GM Mustard Case Returns To Court In India: Bt Cotton Failure And Economic Distress Spun As A ‘Success’ In Pitch For GMOs By Colin Todhunter, February 09, 2017