Jack Hitt is a Peabody-winning American author. Michael Pollan is a Professor of Journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. They have a conversation about cooking, eating and writing during a lecture from the Franke Program in Science and the Humanities. Read Full Article »
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By Sibel Edmonds
Research should be conducted by independent investigators who can freely publish their results, but should not be subject to politics. Unfortunately, when it comes to GMOs, this is not always true. When a research study was published in a respected scientific journal that showed harm to rats fed GMO corn and soy, it set off a firestorm of controversy. Eventually the study was retracted, despite the fact that the journal found no evidence of fraud. This video describes results of the study and how industry politics can influence science.
“There’s an old farm saying: You don’t piss in your own well,” says Landis Spickerman of Hermit Creek Farm. But that’s just what a proposed open-pit iron mine located three miles from their Northern Wisconsin farm threatens to do. “A mine will pollute our watershed,” explains Steven Spickerman. “It could kill the business we’ve worked for 21 years to grow.”
Organic farmers are true environmental stewards and watchdogs. Stand with Hermit Creek Farm and others by sharing this video created by Midwest Environmental Advocates, a nonprofit environmental law center that works for healthy water, air, land and government for this generation and the next.
Michael Hart, a conventional livestock family farmer, has been farming in Cornwall for nearly thirty years and has actively campaigned on behalf of family farmers for over fifteen years, travelling extensively in Europe, India, Canada and the USA.
In this short documentary he investigates the reality of farming genetically modified crops in the USA ten years after their introduction. He travels across the US interviewing farmers and other specialists about their experiences of growing GM. Read Full Article »