GMO Free Arizona’s Merianne Drew will be debating director of the Arizona Department of Agriculture, Mark Killian, on Monday October 24th at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center at 7:00 p.m. Come out and show your support for the anti-GMO movement. For further details check out GMO Free Arizona’s Facebook page. Miss the debate? Watch the video...Read More
September 14, 2016 Caroline Newman, email@example.com According to new research from University of Virginia economist Federico Ciliberto, widespread adoption of genetically modified crops has decreased the use of insecticides, but increased the use of weed-killing herbicides as weeds become more resistant. Ciliberto led the largest study of genetically modified crops and pesticide use to date, alongside Edward D. Perry of Kansas State University, David A. Hennessy of Michigan State University and GianCarlo Moschini of Iowa State University. The four economists studied annual data from more than 5,000 soybean and 5,000 maize farmers in the U.S. from 1998 to 2011, far exceeding previous studies that have been limited to one or two years of data. “The fact that we have 14 years of farm-level data from farmers all over the U.S. makes this study very special,” Ciliberto said. “We have repeated observations of the same farmers and can see when they adopted genetically modified seeds and how that changed their use of chemicals.” Since 2008, genetically engineered crops have accounted for more than 80 percent of maize and soybean crops planted in the U.S. Maize seeds are modified with two genes: one kills insects that eat the seed and one allows the seed to tolerate glyphosate, a herbicide commonly used in weed killers like Roundup. Soybeans are modified with just one glyphosate-resistant gene. Unsurprisingly, maize farmers who used the insect-resistant...Read More
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Will Tuttle Talk In Tucson, author, The World Peace Diet
February 15, 2018, 6:00pm - February 15, 2018, 8:00pm
Hear Dr. Will Tuttle, Author of The World Peace Diet, speak, with a Q & A afterwards. Food will be for sale by local plant-based vendors. Dr. Will Tuttle is a visionary speaker, educator, author, and musician. A former Zen monk with a Ph.D. from U.C., Berkeley, and a vegan since 1980, his writings, music, and presentations focus on compassion, creativity, intuition, and the intersection of social justice, animal liberation, and environmental, health, spiritual, and peace issues. He is the editor of Circles of Compassion, author of Your Inner Islands, and recipient of the Courage of Conscience Award and the Empty Cages Award. The World Peace Diet is now translated and published worldwide in 16 languages, connects many dots–culturally, historically, nutritionally, ecologically, psychologically, and spiritually–to reveal how our routine exploitation of animals for food and other products boomerangs in countless ways, affecting both our outer world and the inner landscape of our daily experience. A more conscious way of living is beckoning, and the World Peace Diet approach blends mindfulness with kindness and respect for each other and all expressions of life, creating a practical foundation for harmony and freedom for ourselves and our world. Doors open at 5 p.m. Free Plant-Based food and food for sale. www.greenheartbakery.com www.tumerico.com