Slippery slope? Heated debate in Uganda over super crops | Zee News

… surrounds the development and use of new foods whose DNA has been manipulated to incorporate traits not found naturally. Backers claim that engineered strains offer a future of plentiful crops, resistant to drought and disease. Their opponents insist that the long-term health risks and environmental impacts are not known, and warn that global corporations behind GMO foods exercise undue influence over governments and farmers. With his banana crop under threat, Semakula is among those who want …

Beware of the Corporate GMO Spin Doctors | Food & Water Watch

… effects on our health and our planet are still unknown; they promote the use of dangerous chemicals, and they pose a significant threat to organic agriculture. What’s more, consumers should absolutely get to decide whether the food they are buying carries these unknown risks or supports this system; GMO foods must be labeled. Corporations and their hired guns love confusing people about the science behind their questionable products to help shape favorable public opinion (in the case of GMOs, …

‘Man-made’ climate change a major woman’s problem – Business Insider

By Marianne Barriaux, AFP – Posted 7th March 2015 Geneva (AFP) – Men and women may not always be on the same footing but you would think both sexes would be equal in the face of gigantic floods, typhoons or droughts. Think again. Countless studies show that natural disasters on average kill more women than men — 90 percent female fatalities in some cases, prevent girls from going to school, increase the threat of sexual assault. And the list goes on. This issue has leapt to the …