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Catch me at: Title: “The Politics of Pesticides” The Golden Notebook (Confirmed) Woodstock, New York. April 27th, 2019 A book talk with Mitchel Cohen and others. Title: “Are Conservatism and Genetic Determinism the Same Thing?” Oslo, Norway ISHPSSB 2019 Date: July 7-12th, 2019 Title: “The EPA: Friend or Foe? ” at: Soil Not Oil September […]
By Hans Muilerman and Jonathan Latham, PhD Current EU regulations forbid human exposure to pesticides that are classified as mutagenic, carcinogenic, reprotoxic (toxic for reproduction), persistent or capable of disrupting endocrine systems. By virtue of these and other protective measures EU regulations are considered the gold standard in public protection. However, experts who are closely […]
Biotechnology, Agrichemicals, and the Value of Life (U of Hawai’i, Manoa campus)
Filmed by: Other Voices, Other Choices
by Jonathan Latham, PhD (This article is reprinted from Truthout.) Whether the challenge is low-yield crops in Africa or low graduation rates in Los Angeles, we listen and learn,” states the website of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (the Gates Foundation). Even though it is the richest and most powerful organization in all of international aid, the Gates […]
by Allison Wilson, PhD and Jonathan Latham, PhD The biotech industry and its supporters have promoted GMO Golden Rice for decades as an urgently needed solution to vitamin A deficiency. But, in a surprising twist, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded its consultation process on Golden Rice by informing its current developers, the International […]
by Jonathan Latham, PhD The ecology of Planet Earth is rapidly collapsing under a rising tide of toxic pollution and plastic waste as, in every sector of the economy, natural products and methods are replaced with synthetics. One example, just recently reported, is that in 1974 non-organic wheat production in the UK required 2 sprays […]
by Jonathan Latham, PhD The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation this year paid a PR firm called Emerging Ag $1.6 million to recruit a covert coalition of academics to manipulate a UN decision-making process over gene drives, according to emails obtained through Freedom of Information requests.