Novel Foods: A Risk Profile for the House Cricket (Acheta Domesticus)

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X. Fernandez-Cassi et al. Novel foods could represent a sustainable alternative to traditional farming and conventional foodstuffs. Starting in 2018, Regulation (EU) 2283/2015 entered into force, laying down provisions for the approval of novel foods in Europe, including insects. This Approved Regulation establishes the requirements that enable Food Business Operators to bring new foods into […]

Who’s Tipping the Scales?

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Molly Anderson et al. / IPES-Food 2023 … The power of giant agribusiness firms was already a matter of concern over a century ago. Attempts have been made to rein them in through anti-trust policies, lobbying registers, and even a UN Code of Conduct on Transnational Corporations. But these efforts were ultimately inadequate, and the […]

Glyphosate, Pathways to Modern Diseases: Celiac Sprue and Gluten Intolerance

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Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff Celiac disease, and, more generally, gluten intolerance, is a growing problem worldwide, but especially in North America and Europe, where an estimated 5% of the population now suffers from it. Symptoms include nausea, diarrhea, skin rashes, macrocytic anemia and depression. It is a multifactorial disease associated with numerous nutritional deficiencies […]

Lab-grown Meat & Nuclear Yeast Vats: COP27 Reignites the War on Food

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Kit Knightly … COP27 literally had an entire day dedicated to discussing farming, “food security” and “innovations” to “reduce methane” (that’s code for “getting rid of cows” by the way). Further, COP27 is being used to launch the UN’s new Food and Agriculture for Sustainable Transformation (FAST) initiative.

An Open Letter to Bill Gates on Food, Farming, and Africa

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Community Alliance for Global Justice/Agra watch, Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Aftica (AFSA) Dear Bill Gates: You were recently featured commenting on the global state of agriculture and food insecurity, in a recent New York Times op-ed by David Wallace-Wells and also in an Associated Press article. It is your preferred high-tech solutions, including genetic […]

What’s Missing From Climate Debate

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Vandana Shiva/Navdanya International “The destabilisation of the Earth’s climate systems is the consequence of violating the ecological processes and cycles of the earth, violating the Rights of the Earth, Rights of Indigenous People, and the Rights of Future Generations. “Fossil fuels have driven how we grow our food and produce our clothing over the past […]

What Happens When the Food Web is Broken – And How to Fix It

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Vandana Shiva The web of life is a food web, and we are interconnected with natural systems and all living things. Thus, food sovereignty is primarily an ecological process of co-creation with other life forms. Food sovereignty begins with the right of all living things, of biodiversity and “living” seeds to thrive and evolve, with […]

Time for the End of GM/CE Herbicide Tolerant Crops?

GeneWatch UK The aim of this report is to look at the economic, environmental and social impacts of growing RR crops and newer HT crops. This report reviews more than 25 years of experience with this technology. We conclude that the cultivation of GM HT crops may be regarded as a temporary aberration, rather than […]