Antechinus: GMO Are Twice Evil

Antechinus

Antechinus

Growing Doubt: a Scientist’s Experience of GMOs

GMO crops still run far ahead of our understanding of their risks. Risk assessment of GMOs has been short-circuited and public concerns about them are growing. Until the damaged scientific ethos is rectified, both scientists and the public are correct to doubt that GMOs should ever have been let out of any lab. Science is not the only grounds on which GMOs should be judged. The commercial purpose of GMOs is not to feed the world or improve farming. Rather, they exist to gain intellectual property (i.e. patent rights) over seeds and plant breeding and to drive agriculture in directions that benefit agribusiness.
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Sep 2

Open Power: Open Source Activist Tool-Kit

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We are splitting Open Power in three to make it easier for the different constituencies to work with what particularly interests them.The original will remain focused on the Electoral Reform Act of 2015. Libertarians and those who love Alex Jones can go to http://tinyurl.com/OpenPower-Libertarian. Here is the Tiny URL for the secondary focus on the Open Source Activist Tool-Kit: http://tinyurl.com/OpenPower-Tools.

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Mar 14

Potters w/o Borders — Ceramic Water Filter

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Potters without Borders

We provide free assistance and technical advisement to develop Ceramic Water Filter (CWF) production facilities around the world. These low cost clay water filters allow families to be able to produce their own potable water and has a significant impact on their health.

Tip of the Hat to JZ Liskiewicz

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Jan 1

Advance Order (15 Jan 15): Digital Humanitarians: How Big Data is Changing the Face of Humanitarian Response

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This book shows us once again why Patrick Meier is a thought leader in leveraging emerging technologies for social impact. His book captures the enormous possibilities and avoidable pitfalls of big data, social media and artificial intelligence in crisis contexts. Digital humanitarians can be powerful agents for social change but ground-truthing what we see and hear digitally is more important than ever.
—Aleem Walji, Chief Innovation Advisor, Leadership, Learning, and Innovation, World Bank Group

Phi Beta Iota: The book title and description from the publisher are misleading.  This is not a book about Big Data. It is a book about distributed human networks using open source information technologies to achieve situational awareness with a speed and precision that the entire US secret intelligence community (which costs $100 billion a year) cannot match.

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Patrick Meier @ Phi Beta Iota

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Dec 18