Wes Thomas: 12 Ways to Kill Monsanto

Consumer Self-Defense: 12 Ways to Drive GMOs and Roundup off the Market

Given the current barrage of pro-GMO propaganda in the mass media, “GMO-Free” proponents need to put far greater emphasis on the fact that it isn’t just the imprecise and unpredictable nature of gene-splicing itself—a process that produces toxin and allergens, and shuts down essential gene functions—that threatens human health and the environment. The billions of pounds of systemic toxic pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides), especially Roundup, that are used on GMO and so-called conventional crops, are equally, if not more, hazardous to human health and the environment.These systemic agro-toxins, for the most part, cannot be washed off before eating.

A 12-point agenda for driving GMOs off the market

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Jan 26

Don Tapscott: Davos Tech Panel Disappoints

Categories: 03 Economy
Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott

At Davos, Tech Executives Skirt the Real Issues

On the panel were Google chairman Eric Schmidt, Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. During the session I frequently felt that that neither the optimistic statements of hope or anecdotes of those whose lives have improved adequately dealt with the challenge of the digital economy. I was tempted to quote Bill Clinton: “It’s the economy, stupid.”

The Digital Economy has become THE Economy. Yes, technology has created many wonders, but if we look at the macro level, the scorecard on economic results of technology are so far troublesome. Technology has unquestionably been at the heart of some negative developments including massive structural unemployment; growing social inequality where the benefits and wealth generated by technology have been asymmetrical; a fracturing of public discourse; and the loss of privacy and the rise of a surveillance society to name a few.

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Jan 25

SchwartzReport: Princeton: US Not A Democracy

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

Well, I don’t see how you could make it any plainer than this. I now have two grandsons — two years for one, one month for the other — and I wonder what kind of country, if they stay in this country, the United States will be when they grow to adulthood.  It seems very doubtful it will be the democratic republic of my youth, in substance whatever hollow forms may remain.

Princeton Study: U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy

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Jan 25

SchwartzReport: Solar & Wind Energy Edge Ahead

Categories: 05 Energy
Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

Here is the latest good news about the trend shifting us out of carbon energy. I see more and more of these stories and they lead me to believe that this transition is going to happen more quickly than most planners assumed.

Solar trees are taking root around the world

​Sologic’s sustainable eTree provides free WiFi, a cold drink and more.

Huge New Area Soon To Open For Offshore Wind Power In New England

Phi Beta Iota: Birds are routing around the wind farms — they are not wiping out birds as originally feared.

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Jan 24