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Happy Earth Day! Check out this Earth Day Challenge and share it with your friends.
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New proposals from Health Canada aim to “increase transparency” but will end it. CBAN’s new report discusses how unregulated GMOs will be secret GMOs. If the ministers allow these changes, the last remaining transparency on genetically modified organisms will be eliminated for the public, farmers and the government. Please send our new report to your...
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Today, CBAN and Testbiotech (Germany) have published a new report that discusses the scientific literature that shows the basic differences between genome editing (often called gene editing) and plant breeding, and argues that these differences need to be considered in regulation. The report makes the case that all gene edited foods and seeds need rigorous,...
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Today, CBAN released a new factsheet examining the complex patent landscape for genome editing (commonly called gene editing). The factsheet is published just as Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are proposing to exempt many genome-edited foods and plants from regulation, which would lead to a flood of patented, unregulated genetically engineered seeds...
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Giant microbe from a mangrove could be a missing link between single-celled organisms and the cells that make up humans By definition, microbes are supposed to be so small they can only be seen with a microscope. But a newly described bacterium living in Caribbean mangroves never got that memo (see video, above). Its threadlike...
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Selenium – a mineral found in many foods – could reverse the cognitive impact of stroke and boost learning and memory in aging brains, according to University of Queensland research recently published in Cell Metabolism. Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) lead researcher Dr. Tara Walker said studies on the impact of exercise on the aging brain found levels...
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2022 Virtual Conference: Organic Climate Solutions Register now for upcoming expert-led sessions! Explore the dynamic ways in which organic farming benefits both farmers and the environment, offering expert insight into how to start, transition, or improve your organic farming system. January 24-29, 2022 Click here to register.
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There is a strong chance you’ve happened across this widely-shared article from the National Post already (6 minute read). Released on the evening on January 10, 2022, Dr. Jordan Peterson thoughtfully illuminated the concerns so many of us share. OPEN THE DAMN COUNTRY BACK UP, BEFORE CANADIANS WRECK SOMETHING WE CAN’T FIX -Dr. Jordan Peterson,...
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Growing up in India during the Second World War, Shiv Chopra was shaped by two of Mahatma Gandhi’s guiding principles: “Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state becomes lawless or corrupt,” and “the first step in fighting injustice is to make it visible.” On January 7, the former Health Canada scientist and whistle-blower...
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Heath Canada did NOT announce deregulation of new GM foods yesterday as planned. Why not? Maybe there was a technical glitch in their launch, maybe they are adjusting their public relations messages after all your calls to the Minister of Health, or your actions slowed or stopped Health Canada’s plans. On Tuesday, the Minister’s office...
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