Canadians Have A Right To Know If They're Eating Harmful GMOs
26 April 2017 3:09AM
The GMO agritech sector and food companies have spent tens of millions of dollars in the U.S. to prevent the labelling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The public have genuine concerns about GM but are being denied the right to know if GMOs are in the food they eat.
Call to Action - GMO Labelling
26 April 2017 2:07AM
Dear HANS Members and Friends,
Few of us are aware that there is currently a bill being debated in the House of Commons that, if passed, would establish mandatory labeling of GM (or genetically modified) food sold in Canada. You can view the bill here.
Canadians have consistently voiced...
On tap at this Harvard reunion: Head-butting over problematic sugar study
27 February 2017 12:13AM
By Ivan Oransky @ivanoransky and Adam Marcus @armarcus
February 9, 2017
Sparks sometimes fly at reunions, as old romances and rivalries alike are rekindled. But at one upcoming Harvard class reunion, a unique kind of tension may be in the air: an academic dispute about some flawed...
Robert De Niro, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. offer $100K to anyone who can provide proof vaccines are safe
17 February 2017 3:21AM
Robert De Niro joined Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 15 to hold a press conference about vaccine safety....
How The World Can Do Better In 2017
28 December 2016 11:30AM
"Have you tried switching 2016 off and back on again?" says an IT guy in a meme sweeping Facebook. Also making rounds online is a 2016 dumpster fire ornament. Festive and topical.
As 2016 draws to a close, social media is alight with jokes and posts lamenting a year that will not go...
Canadian kids may be among the least active in the word
16 November 2016 12:14AM
TORONTO -- It's well-established that Canadian children are not as active as they could be. Now a new study suggests they may be among the least active kids in the world.
In June, the annual ParticipAction report card gave Canadian kids a D- for their level of physical activity, the fourth...
New York Times Takes Critical Look at False Promise of GMOs
9 November 2016 11:33AM
An article in Sunday's New York Times has struck a blow to the argument that genetically modified (GMO) crops will help "feed the world."
Investigative reporter Danny Hakim's piece argues that in the last two decades GMO crops have been a mainstay in conventional agriculture...