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Yurok Tribe bans GMOs

Yurok Tribe YUROK COUNTRY –  On December 10, 2015, after several months of committee drafting and opportunity for public comment, the Yurok Tribal Council unanimously voted to enact the Yurok Tribe Genetically Engineered Organism (“GEO”) Ordinance.   The Tribal GEO Ordinance prohibits the propagation, raising, growing, spawning, incubating, or releasing genetically engineered organisms (such as...

Kevin Hoover: Why the big fuss about GMOs but not mutation-bred food?

Science has scored some huge advances in recent months, in the sky and in the news media, if not with politicians. We found organic life-precursor molecules on Comet 67P, via Rosetta and Philae. Kepler found among the thousand-plus potentially habitable planets one that could be Earth’s larger twin. The New Horizons probe revealed Pluto, the...

Recent GMO-related Letters to the Editor

What if we’re wrong on GMOs? Measure P has a lot of people asking: Is it possible that genetic engineering could have unintended consequences? One group of “experts” says, “Yes,” and those who stand to benefit from GMOs say, “No.” When there’s a profit motive to take a particular position, I tend to not trust...

Chad White: Anti-GMO tribal conformity and mythology, part 2

While many anti-GMO folk support the scientific consensus on climate change, they belittle these same science institutions by denying the consensus on genetic engineering (GE). The oil companies have not been able to overturn the consensus on climate change, so how could Monsanto have more power than they do? I don’t want readers to “believe”...

Arcata City Council ponders GMOs, waste

Benjamin Fordham Mad River Union ARCATA – The Arcata City Council tackled a bevy of topics during its Sept. 17 meeting, including solid waste collection services and the first in a series of presentations on Measure P, the ballot measure that would ban GMO crops in Humboldt County. GMO debate The council hosted two speakers...

Recent Letters to the Editor regarding GMOs and Measure P

GMOs, nukes, fracking I have just finished reading the columns by Roland Richmond and Mark Wilson (Union, Sept. 10) supporting GMO production. I am struck by their statements that rejecting the entrance of GMO crops in Humboldt amounts to an anti-science tribal mentality. Really? Then it must be anti-science tribal mentality to reject the experimentation...

And now, HSU presents the untold side of the GMO debate

Humboldt State Continues Fall GMO Speaker Series Humboldt State University continues its GMO Speaker Series Sept. 19, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 on the HSU campus. Lectures are free and open to the public and will take place in the Native American Forum, Room 162 of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Building from 7 to 9 p.m....

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