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Jan 10, 2010
Change.org mentions that "The first-ever public study of the health effects of genetically modified corn shows that three patented crops developed and owned by agriculture giant Monsanto cause liver, kidney and heart damage in mammals". However, actually it's not even the first (see Austrian Government funded study for example I mentioned in an earlier blog). According to the study’s author, the company’s own data "clearly underlines adverse impacts on kidneys and liver, the dietary detoxifying organs, as well as different levels of damages to heart, adrenal glands, spleen and haematopoietic system."

If you live in the US, do ask the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to retract approval for the GM varieties (yes, I'm surprised too... approval BEFORE research?!). Or actually, sign even if you don't live in the US as you will still be affected.

And NO, I will NOT be convinced of GM 'once safety's been sorted' or 'it's been explained to me properly'... it's still NOT a solution for hunger, poverty or any problem (a UN-sponsored four-year review, involving more than 400 international scientists and chaired by UK Defra's own chief scientist, for example, concluded in 2007 that GM technologies were unlikely to have more than a limited role in tackling global hunger)... it'll only put the start of our food chain in the hands of massive companies who're in it to make profit for shareholders, that's it.
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Posted: Jan 10, 2010 1:53pm
Sep 22, 2009

Mr Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary General, has organised a summit on climate change to renew the momentum for Copenhagen conference in December at which world leaders will discuss a successor to the Kyoto Protocol, stating: "[t]he objective of the Summit on Climate Change [...] is to mobilize the political will and vision needed to reach an ambitious agreed outcome based on science at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen."

I'm happy the 'voice of faith' is also included under civil society (see e.g. IFEES). As IFEES' Director states: ""It hasn’t quite entered the human consciousness, that if planet earth suffers we suffer and that we have nowhere else to go. We are part of an integrated earth and when we reduce the natural world to an exploitable resource this turns inwards on us. How else does one explain the consequences of climate change? Yes, the human species is unique. We have the capacity to observe the world around us, describe what we see, quantify it and then take advantage of it. However, the most extreme and all pervasive form of this is our collective, unfettered defilement of nature."

Now all that's needed is that we LISTEN, then WALK our talk.... I pray so.

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