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Beware the Corporate Takeover of Seed under Many Guises
New and existing legislations and treaties are increasingly restricting people’s food rights and eroding agricultural biodiversity in favour of a handful of big seed corporations that are already monopolizing the world’s seeds
Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji, 22nd October 2014

Genetic Modification Trails Conventional Breeding By Far
Researchers have created conventionally bred varieties tolerant to drought and low nitrogen soils that can reduce poverty in 13 African countries by up to 9 %, far outperforming anything that genetic modification has achieved
Prof Peter Saunders, 15th October 2014

Syngenta Sued for $1 Billion Damages over China's Rejection of GM Corn as China Halts Its GM Rice and Corn Programmes
85 % US export market to China destroyed as domestic prices for corn dropped 11 cents per bushel
Dr Mae-Wan Ho, 13th October 2014

Widespread Glyphosate Contamination in USA
Most comprehensive study reveals glyphosate and AMPA in the environment over 9 years and across 38 states
Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji, 8th October 2014

Supramolecular Nanostructures in Highly Dilute Solutions Required for Biological Activity
Stable structures containing millions of water molecules in highly dilute solutions of chemical compounds are formed only in the presence of ambient electromagnetic fields; they exhibit physical properties distinct from bulk water and are essential for biological activity
Dr Mae-Wan Ho, 6th October 2014

Emilio Del Giudice - Illuminating Water and Life
Emilio collapsed at his home in Milan Italy while in the throes of writing scientific papers with his colleagues and collaborators; he died in hospital later that evening, 30 January 2014. Emilio is the most brilliant scientist in the world who has inspired me among countless others. He is also the kindest, most generous, entertaining, wise and witty man. I had been so looking forward to discussing my latest ideas with him on mathematics, art, beauty, consciousness, and the universe (see The Story of Phi and other articles in the series); for such is his wide ranging interests and passion. That was not to be. He was taken away suddenly and without warning.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho, 1st October 2014

Sustainable Cities as Organisms - A Circular Thermodynamics Perspective
Universal scaling of biological rates with body mass is based on thermodynamics, but requires a circular thermodynamics based on coupled cycles of energy and material transformation, which applies also to sustainable systems including cities
Dr Mae-Wan Ho, 29th September 2014

Tokyo Contaminated and Not Fit for Habitation, Doctor Says
All 23 districts of Tokyo contaminated with radiation from the Fukushima meltdown, worse than at Chernobyl after the accident, and blood cells of children under ten are showing worrying changes; the WHO, the IAEA & the Japanese government cannot be trusted
Susie Greaves, 24th September 2014

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