Monthly Archives: February 2014

Terminating the peasants

February 26, 2014 NAJMA SADEQUE Imagine maize, or corn, having cellular structures resembling those of humans, making them easier for scientists to manipulate. Much more disconcerting to discover however, was why scientists were tinkering with maize. Non-reproducing seeds apart, they … Continue reading

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Mayhem by monoculture

February 19, 2014 NAJMA SADEQUE Crop failures are an inevitable part of agricultural life. Though blame is often attributed to drought, excess rains, and other weather discrepancies, the chosen method of farming itself is never called into question. Instead, massive … Continue reading

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They’re selling our country

–    Najma Sadeque   In 2011, thanks to advanced computers, three systems scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology drew on an existing global marketing database of over 30 million companies and investors worldwide. The study, called ‘The Network of Global Corporate Control’, traced their … Continue reading

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Bt by the backdoor

February 06, 2014 NAJMA SADEQUE With GMOs and Monsanto, the world’s biggest purveyor of toxic, death-dealing chemical pesticides and fertilizers, and seeds with drastically-altered DNA, there’s never a dull moment. Virtually every week, even daily, they make headlines somewhere in … Continue reading

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