Snippet: Keystone XL - we won! But the real battle lies ahead - The Ecologist

This is not just a struggle to stop one pipeline; it is a struggle for the future of the Earth, and that means that the tar sands - the Earth's largest and most toxic industrial project - must be shut down, and all pipelines extending from it thwarted.

Source: Keystone XL - we won! But the real battle lies ahead - The Ecologist.

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The libertarian capitalists don't appear to give a damn. They are bent for Hell, to bring it here as quickly as they are able, then die into it forever.

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Huge Increase in US Chronic Diseases Linked to Glyphosate Herbicides

RoundupA huge increase in the incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases has been reported in the United States (US) over the last 20 years. Similar increases have been seen globally. The herbicide glyphosate was introduced in 1974 and its use is accelerating with the advent of herbicide-tolerant genetically engineered (GE) crops. Evidence is mounting that glyphosate interferes with many metabolic processes in plants and animals and glyphosate residues have been detected in both. Glyphosate disrupts the endocrine system and the balance of gut bacteria, it damages DNA and is a driver of mutations that lead to cancer. In the present study, US government databases were searched for GE crop data, glyphosate application data and disease epidemiological data. Correlation analyses were then performed on a total of 22 diseases in these time-series data sets. The Pearson correlation coefficients are highly significant....

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Snippet: Largest international study into safety of GM food launched by Russian NGO | Environment | The Guardian

The planned study will have no input from the biotech industry or the anti-GM movement, said Sharoykina.

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Elena Sharoykina

“Comprehensive scientific safety studies on GMOs and their related pesticides are long overdue. All previous studies caused controversy for various reasons: choice of animal, insufficient statistics, duration of tests, research parameters, and researchers’ connections to the anti-GMO movement or the biotech industry.
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“GM crops have never delivered on their promises to increase yields and profits or to decrease pesticide use. In fact, they have done the opposite with the cost of growing GM crops now greater than conventional crops in the US and pesticide use 24% higher amongst GM farmers than non-GM farmers planting the same crops”, says the letter which was delivered by former Labour environment minister Michael Meacher and Tory MP Zac Goldsmith.

Largest international study into safety of GM food launched by Russian NGO | Environment | The Guardian.

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