The War of the Multinationals and the failure of GMOs in Agriculture

Do you remember when GM crop promoters ensured that the spread of engineered crops would eliminate the use of pesticides? A decade has passed and now we learn, from the gigantic struggle underway to conquer the Chinese market of transgenic soya, that things have not really gone so… GMOs don’t work against weeds The news … read more

The social issue in the third millennium

When we talked about the social question about the yellow vests, a careful reader of Anglo-Saxon area asked us what we meant by this expression. Social issue today, what does that mean? The question initially caught us because in continental Europe social issue or soziale Frage are well-known terms in reference to the effects of … read more

“Father of Green Revolution in India” slams GM crops as unsustainable and unsafe

source: https://www.gmwatch.org/en/news/latest-news/18623-father-of-green-revolution-in-india-slams-gm-crops-as-unsustainable-and-unsafe The plant geneticist and World Food Prize winner M.S. Swaminathan is known as the “father of the Green Revolution in India”, since he helped introduce into the country a new US-influenced agricultural movement focusing on modern high-yield varieties of wheat and rice – and their accompanying pesticides and fertilizers. “No doubt” that GM … read more

Persistence of pesticides threatens European soils

New evidences on persistence of pesticides found out by a Spanish University Research Pesticides residues: an hidden reality The use of phytosanitary products to combat weeds and other pests that affect the crops has led to an increase in the productivity of European agricultural crops in the last 50 years. Their use has been one … read more

Drinking tap water is good for us, for the economy and for the environment

The Erasmus Plus project Waterschool helps us to understand how to improve the way we use drinking water, a strategic resource for the future of all of us. Italy is the largest European consumer of bottled water According to a CENSIS survey, 90.3% of Italians drink mineral water, 79.7% drink at least half a liter … read more