If you live in Africa and you’ve heard of or experienced a “carbon farming” project, it has likely involved a land grab for a large-scale tree plantation. Across much of the global South, an increasing number of companies are taking over large areas of land to establish tree plantations and claim carbon credits that they can sell on international carbon markets. Read more.
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Extreme risks posed by the International Health Regulations amendments and the WHO ‘Pandemic Treaty’ – and what we can do about them. Read more.
Mexican and United States trade officials are meeting this week in Mexico City in the first negotiations since the U.S. government filed a formal complaint March 6 against Mexico’s policies restricting the use of genetically modified (GM) corn and the herbicide glyphosate. Science is at the center of the agenda. Read more.
Italy’s right-wing government has backed a bill that would ban laboratory-produced meat and other synthetic foods, highlighting Italian food heritage and health protection. Read more.
As we pass the three-year anniversary of the World Health Organization’s declaration of Covid-19 as a global pandemic, more than 6.8 million deaths have been attributed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus with 1.1 million (16%) of those deaths occurring in the United States. Read more.
Despite USDA claims that bio-engineered wheat is safe, consumers have reservations (“Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered Wheat Scandal Is No Surprise, by Paul Klein, Forbes magazine”). While genetically modified corn and soybeans are primarily grown as animal feed or for use in processed foods, wheat is a crop grown to be consumed directly. That makes it a harder sell (“Explainer: Biotech corn and soy widely used, consumers still wary of GM wheat,” Reuters, March 3, 2023, Julie Ingwersen). Read more.
The undersigned organisations and individuals support the existing strong international consensus against genetic modification of human beings (HGM*). We wish to express our great concern about and opposition to those scientific academies and others presently seeking to legalise HGM. HGM is medically unnecessary. Read more.
The anti-eugenics activist group, Stop Designer Babies (SDB),(1) is protesting today outside the ‘International Summit’ on human genetic modification (HGM).(2) SDB and its international partners are pledged to defend international Human Rights treaties and legislation in 70 countries banning HGM, (3) which were created because of the ongoing experience of eugenics. Read more.
I’ve read many articles on the World Health Organization’s attempt to take over the U.S. pandemic response through an accord that will allow it to impose vaccines, lockdowns, and essentially any restrictive measure it wants in the name of a virus. But nobody is talking about how the accord will give the WHO complete control over agriculture—wild and domesticated animals—and our food supply. Read more.