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Warrior Connection-11.27.16

The Nov 27 edition of Warrior Connection was a about poetry, love, stories, and “good old times” with Bonnie Rokke Tinnes of Bemidji, Mjnneota.. Bonnie is a published poet and author of “Growing Up Maragret” series that is about a young girl in 1950’s- 1060’s Northern Minnesota. Given Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel prize we will be doing a follow up- second program with Duluth’s (Minnesota) Dylan Fest folks.

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Punit Shah – People with Autism Make More Logical Decisions

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. Decisions are based on the way choices are framed. This is because people use emotion when making decisions, leading to some options feeling more desirable than others. For example, when given £50, we are more likely to gamble the money if we stand to lose £30 …

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Vandana Shiva – False Promises: Avoid “Miracle” Rice and Just Eat a Carrot

New Delhi — Norman Borlaug, father of the Green Revolution, died on September 9, 2009. Alfred G. Gilman died on December 23, 2015. Both were Nobel laureates and now both dead. Gilman was a signatory to a recent letter condemning Greenpeace and its opposition to genetic engineering. How many Nobel laureates does it take to write a letter? Easily ascertained …

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Harwood D. Schaffer & Daryll E. Ray – US State Dept employee confirms GMO golden rice is Trojan Horse crop

* In this third column in our series identifying issues that remain unresolved by the recent labeling law adopted by both chambers of Congress, we complete the series with a discussion of seven additional contentious issues surrounding GMOs that we believe will remain long after the President signs the GMO labeling legislation. Different technologies – Most of the debate about GMOs …

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it’s all about food – Mark Lewis, Chmachyakyakya: 8000-year Crops – 07.26.16

Part I: Mark Lewis, Chmachyakyakya: 8000-year Crops The most local form of local eating is wild plant foraging, and Mark Lewis of Arizona has been foraging the deserts and mountains of the Southwest for a long time, harvesting 2000 edibles and 500 medicinals throughout Arizona and the Sonoran/Bajan SW for 45 years using experience and knowledge from his grandfather and his …

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Ted Greiner – Don’t Eat the Yellow Rice: The Danger of Deploying Vitamin A Golden Rice

What better way to discredit your critics than to rope in 107 naive Nobel Prize winners (all without relevant expertise) to criticize your opposition? But such tactics are not new. Long ago, the GMO industry spent well over $50 million to promote “Golden Rice” as the solution to vitamin A deficiency in low income countries. They did so well before the technology …

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Tim Schwab – I was barred from a Nobel laureate press conference by a PR consultant with Monsanto ties

* Food & Water Watch researcher Tim Schwab exposes the empty rhetoric and unexplained discrepancies in the Nobel laureate attack on GMO activists Last week, as I read a Washington Post article titled “107 Nobel laureates sign letter blasting Greenpeace over GMOs,” I took note that the story fits in perfectly with the Post editorial board’s recently issued position on …

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Jonathan Latham – 107 Nobel Laureate Attack on Greenpeace Traced Back to Biotech PR Operators

Greenpeace was denied entrance yesterday (June 30) to a National Press Club Event in Washington, DC of 107 Nobel Laureates. The event was ostensibly organised by a scientific group calling itself Support Precision Agriculture to publicise a letter signed by 107 Nobel Laureates demanding that Greenpeace cease its opposition to “golden rice” and GMO technology in general. Greenpeace was attempting to attend the event. However, senior research …

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Claire Robinson – How GMO lobbyists taught me we’re winning

GMO promoters enthuse about how GM crops will be able to help the poor and hungry, far in the future, writes Claire Robinson. But they are silent about the currently-planted GM crops – 99% of them herbicide-tolerant or insecticidal. Could it be because opponents of the technology are being proved right at every turn? Insofar as reason and science are …

Germany Showing ‘Lack of Solidarity’ Over Greece: Stiglitz

Nobel-prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, seen on May 12, 2015 in Washington, DC, accused Germany of displaying a “lack of solidarity” with debt-laden Greece that has badly undermined the vision of Europe. (AFP/file) Prominent economist and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz accused Germany on Sunday of displaying a “lack of solidarity” with debt-laden Greece that has badly undermined the vision of …