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5 Articles by Rhea Gala

"GM-Free Organic Agriculture to Feed the World"

An International Panel of 400 Agricultural Scientists Call for Fundamental Change in Farming Practice. by Dr. Mae-Wan Ho, Geneticist, Biophysicist and Director of the not-for-profit Institute of Science in Society International panel dispels aggressive corporate propaganda A fundamental change in farming practice is needed to counteract soaring food prices, hunger ... keep reading

Written by Rhea Gala in April 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Genetic Modification (1 comment)

Horizontal Gene Transfer from GMOs Does Happen

Recent evidence confirms that transgenic DNA does jump species to bacteria and even plant and animals, as some of us had predicted. by Dr. Mae-Wan Ho, Geneticist, Biophysicist and Director of the not-for-profit Institute of Science in Society and Prof. Joe Cummins Genetic engineering, horizontal gene transfer, and the emergence ... keep reading

Written by Rhea Gala in March 2008, about Genetic Modification

Biodiverse Systems are More Productive

Sustainable farming across the world relies on cultivating a diversity of crops and livestock to maximise internal input, and this is in marked contrast to the high external input monoculture of industrial farming, which is proving unsustainable in many respects. Indirect support for the sustainability of agricultural diversity is coming ... keep reading

Written by Rhea Gala in March 2008, about Agriculture & Food

Philanthropy Gates Style

by Dr. Mae-Wan Ho: Geneticist, Biophysicist and Director of the not-for-profit Institute of Science in Society. The world’s biggest philanthropic foundation is reaping huge profits investing in companies responsible for causing the problems it tries to solve; its grant-giving is also doing more harm than good in undermining health ... keep reading

Written by Rhea Gala in August 2007, about Agriculture & Food, Industry & Business

Return to Organic Cotton & Avoid the Bt-Cotton Trap

by Rhea Gala, reporting from Andhra Pradesh, India. Reah is a contributor to the Institute of Science in Society Editor's Note: If you were shocked by our recent "WTO Kills Farmers" post, stand by to be encouraged with a healthy, positive alternative. The green revolution turning full circle In ... keep reading

Written by Rhea Gala in August 2007, about Agriculture & Food

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