Philanthrocapitalism

Philanthrocapitalism: The Gates Foundation’s African programmes are not charity

Source: THIRD WORLD NETWORK

Quote:” By and large, the Foundation’s grants do not support locally defined priorities, do not fit within the holistic approach urged by many development experts, and do not investigate the long-term effectiveness and risks of genetic modification. ” (2017).

Written by Philip Bereano, Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington, is a member of the Seattle-based Community Alliance for Global Justice and an activist in its AGRA Watch Project.

New global threat from GMOs

@GMWatch: “There’s an enormous new threat you probably don’t know much about. Not climate chaos, dying oceans, depleted soils, or widespread chemical pollution. If we magically reverse all of these problems, we may still lose the natural world we cherish.gmwatch.org/en/news/latest-news/19219…#gmo

The Institute for Responsible Technology, 11,1K Abonnees. “If the biotech industry and their government supporters have their way, thousands upon thousands of labs will introduce countless altered species. Collectively, they can replace nature. Take action at www.ProtectNatureNow.com“.

Urgent message for all Australians

Latest news:

Senator RICE (Victoria) (15:30): I move: That the Gene Technology Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2019, made under the Gene Technology Act 2000 , be disallowed [F2019L00573].

Division: NOES 42 (29 majority) AYES 13 PAIRS 0

Forwarded message:

Thanks so much if you contacted your Senators to demand they ensure that all genetically modified organisms (GMOs) continue to be assessed for safety. The Senate will vote on the issue this Wednesday (13th) and Labor Party support will be vital. Unfortunately, the Shadow Health Minister Chris Bowen has said Labor won’t support the Greens disallowance motion – and we need to change this.

Can you give him a call on 02 6277 4822?

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The organic industry and the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility last week joined the growing number of voices warning of the potentially disastrous consequences of these regulatory changes. They mean that new GM techniques such as CRISPR can be used in our environment and food chain with no requirement for safety assessment or traceability.

Please tell Chris to regulate CRISPR!

Thanks so much for your support,
Louise Sales
http://www.foe.org.au/

See also: here to take action today! Deadline tomorrow!

We, The European GMO-free Citizens together with famous Dutch actress, artist and writer Wieteke van Dort send him this message yesterday:

“Urgent message for all Australians” verder lezen

Impossible Burger Health Survey

For people in the USA Impossible Burger Health Survey.

From GMO free USA:

Introduction

We have been contacted by a few people who have experienced gastrointestinal problems after eating the Impossible Burger (IB).  There is currently no simple mechanism for people to report these problems to the FDA. If adverse health reactions are not tracked, we cannot know the truth about the short …” more

Nederlands

In de USA wordt sinds 2017 de genetisch gemanipuleerde “Impossible Burger” verkocht in restaurants en ze gaan ze nu ook in supermarkten verkopen. Er zijn veel te kort voedseltesten gedaan. De firma gaat ook andere toepassingen ontwikkelen. GMO free USA roept mensen op zich te melden als ze ziek zijn geworden van die burger. Nu heeft de firma van die burger een aanvraag gedaan om ook op de EU markt te komen en dat via Nederland. Over een tijdje kun je daar tegen bezwaar maken. De Nederlandse overheid is zeer pro gentech.

Wat is dit voor burger?

23 oktober 2019, De Volkskrant: “De maker van de in de VS populaire Impossible Burger heeft in Nederland een aanvraag gedaan om de Europese markt te kunnen betreden. Impossible gebruikt een speciaal ontwikkeld soja-eiwit genaamd leghemoglobine of kortweg heme. Dat stofje geeft vleesvervangers volgens het bedrijf een echte vleessmaak en zorgt voor ‘bloederigheid’ ……. meer

13 augustus 2019, NRC: Plantaardig vlees met groeipijntjes.

Intussen bleef het durfkapitaal binnenstromen – niet alleen van gevestigde investeerders in start-ups, zoals Google Ventures en het fonds van Microsoft-oprichter Bill Gates, maar ook beroemdheden als Jay-Z (rapper), Katy Perry (popster) en Serena Williams (tennisster) staken geld in Impossible Foods, wat het bedrijf behalve (een beetje) kapitaal vooral veel gratis …..” Meer.

Gene-edited animals will intensify factory farming and the climate crisis, could harm human health and more news from GMWatch

Details Published: 17 September 2019, link.

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