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February 21, 2005 Environment

Nanotechnology and the Rebirth of Alchemy

nanotech-fp.jpg Is nanotechnology moving too fast for us to assess the risks that might be involved? Yuill Herbert reports.

Are converging technologies laying a golden egg?

September 30, 2004 Original Peoples

"I take this as genocide"

Development, genocide, or both? Kim Petersen looks into the conflict at Sun Peaks

Secwepemc battle BC government over land, Aboriginal Title

September 30, 2004 Environment

Canola Fields and Oil Fields

Dave Ron looks at the future of biofuel and community-based production.

The Uncertain Future of Biodiesel

June 24, 2004 Environment

Crop Control

silo_fp.jpgThe battle over genetically engineered (GE) foods raged on in the month of May, with uncertain victories declared on two fronts. On May 10th, biotech giant Monsanto announced that it was "deferring all further plans to introduce Roundup Ready wheat" into the marketplace. While opponents to GE foods were still celebrating, however, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in favour of Monsanto on May 21st, in the controversial Schmeiser case. As the dust settles on fields across Canada, farmers, consumers, and activists are struggling to understand the implications of these decisions.

- by Hillary Lindsay -

Genetically modified crops threaten organic growers

February 25, 2004 Canadian News

Canadian News: February 25

December 22, 2003 Canadian News

Canadian News

November 10, 2003 Environment

Harvest Goon

fatalharvest_fp.jpgFatal Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture: Review
Our connection to the environment is perhaps most apparent when we sit down at the dinner table to eat a meal. That "we eat our daily bread without being conscious of the massive loss of topsoil, diversity and farm communities involved in its production" testifies to North American's disconnection from the land that sustains us. It is this disconnection that is allowing corporations to hide the very real and terrible impacts of the industrialization of our food supply, and it is this disconnection that Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture addresses.

Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture: Review

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