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Respected Analyst Says GMOs Could Destroy Life on the Planet

Marco Torres, Prevent Disease Waking Times Invoking the risk of famine as a justification for GMOs is “a deceitful strategy, no different from…Russian roulette,” according to a statistician and professor at New York University. Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a scholar, statistician, Wall Street analyst and advisor, professor at New York University, and the bestselling author of Fooled by

Ten Reasons To Buy Local Food

Brenton Johnson, Guest Waking Times  1. Locally grown food tastes better. Food grown in your own community is usually picked within the past day or two. It’s crisp, sweet, and loaded with flavor. Produce flown or trucked in from Florida, Chile, Mexico, or Holland is, quite understandably, much older. Several studies have shown that the

A List of Over 100 Heirloom Seed Suppliers

Waking Times Below is one of the most extensive lists of heirloom seed suppliers from around the world, combiled by our hardworking friends at Off Grid Info. In this list you will find all types of heirloom, non-GMO and organic seeds for a wide variety of plants. Feel free to contribute to this list with

Genetically Engineered “Terminator Seeds” – Death and Destruction of Agriculture

Colin Todhunter, Green Med Info Waking Times The widely held belief is that genetically modified ‘terminator seeds‘ are not available on the commercial market anywhere. Since 2001, there has been a de facto worldwide moratorium on the use of terminator technology (UN Convention on Biological Diversity). By definition, such seeds are genetically engineered to make

Civil Disobedience or Death by Design

Julian Rose, Contributor Waking Times Friends. How much time do we have left? By my clock it’s five minutes past midnight. We are into unchartered territory. Territory where only bravery and vision can hope to cut through the torpor and stupor which is bringing about the designed obsolescence of the human race and the transgenic

Why We Must Fight To Label GMOs

Peggy Gannon, Green Med Info Waking Times Since 1994 there’s been an unnatural new player on our grocery store shelves. GMO is short for “genetically modified organism.” It describes foods grown from seeds that have been altered through biotechnology to express certain desirable traits, such as pest resistance. Increasing concerns over genetically modified crops have prompted legislation

Heirloom Seed Banks Come to Public Libraries

Waking Times  It’a an idea whose time has come, as many people are re-discovering the importance of gardening and the importance of heirloom, non-GMO seed. NPR recently reported on an interesting new phenomenon of heirloom seeds being checked out like books through public libraries. The program which has expanded to over 12 public libraries works

Where is All the Food?

Wayne Weiseman, Guest Writer Waking Times When a product enters the marketplace it is doomed to be bandied about, prodded, poked and eventually, if it is a “valuable” commodity, confiscated, manipulated, packaged, politicized, corporatized, chained to will-o’-the-wisp market forces and forever relegated to the dungeon of the landfill, what’s left of it. The pharaohs of

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