The European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) – a group with well known ties to industry – has issued a statement saying that the EU’s laws on GMOs should be revised to clear the path for “new GM” techniques.
The idea that new ‘genome editing’ techniques like CRISPR and gene drives could have a role in organic agriculture has prompted some difficult discussions around values and worldviews.
A UK doctor took matters into her own hands and had four popular UK cereal brands tested for glyphosate. So just what are we – and our children – eating?
An experiment in feeding farmed salmon GM feed is underway in the highlands of Scotland – and you should be worried about where it is taking us.
When it comes to sustainability in food and farming we need leaders and we need followers; what we can’t afford is freeloaders and easy riders who peddle nothing but buzzwords.
How bogus branding and marketing claims undermine notions of integrity of provenance and its hype and promotion suppresses real questions and more nuanced conversations about authenticity and sustainability.
Sustainability is not just about carbon, energy, resources and pollution. It is also about health, wellbeing, tradition and culture. It also requires boundaries and restraint and therefore, trade-offs within those boundaries.
We’ll be responding and you also have the chance to have your say in the government’s consultation on the future of food, farming and the environment – but you only have until Tuesday 8th May to do it.
In a new book Drs Michelle Perro and Vincanne Adams provide a convincing argument for how industrial food production – including pesticides and GMOs – is combining with other environmental factors to create a ‘perfect storm’ of health problems in kids.
A universal truth – whether you are buying a used car or sourcing ‘sustainable’ farmed of GMO fish for a restaurant – is that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.