Leeds University gives in to GMO Genetically Modified Organisms or God Move Over for PROFIT.
On the 10th May The Yorkshire Post reported Leeds University given go-ahead for open field trial
of GM potato crop.
The potatoes have had their genes tweaked by Professor Howard Atkinson to give them resistance to a parasite.
The move was announced yesterday by the Department of Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs (Defra), headed
by Leeds MP Hilary Benn.
Prof Atkinson said: "This is a university. We don't think it is appropriate to take extreme
security measures but also we do not think it is appropriate for people to stop academic research.
We have promised to behave responsibly and we hope we will be left to do it."
The potatoes will be used for laboratory purposes only and the soil they are grown in will be
sterilised after the harvest.
The NFU has no objections. Its Driffield-based vice president, Paul Temple, has taken part in
field trials of GM crops and he says most members are relaxed about them.
He said: "We are importing thousands of tons of GM material every day, from other countries in Europe,
and we want to see the trials take place and see what happens."
But Pete Riley, of campaign group GM Freeze, said: "This approval is unwise and unnecessary.
We are very concerned that Defra persists in approving applications which contain
antibiotic-resistant marker genes involving antibiotics which are still in clinical use.
These genes are not needed and should be removed. All in all, it's a bad decision by Defra."
Ok, what on earth is going on here?
We need to look beyond the PR Propaganda being thrown at us by the
Biotech Global Corporate Criminals
like Mon Santo etc regarding Genetically Modified Foods and what they have delivered for us in the
past which is practically nothing after decades of research and more that 10 years commercial
growing of GM (foods?).
It hasn't delivered a single trait which has increased yield, enhanced nutrition or provided
Practically all the GM Crops that are planted currently have just 2 traits,
and insect resistance and there is increasing evidence of the opposite, the fact that GM Soya
which is one of the largest planted GM crops in the world is actually decreasing yield, as it
is not viable for local conditions and it's hard for it to compete with local varieties in
times of extreme weather conditions.
There is also massively increasing evidence that GM Crops are increasing the uses of
pesticides through the emergence of resistant weeds.
So you thought they were doing this to help you, no, just like WAR it is to profit the
Global Corporate Devils.
Conventional breeding by far exceeds any GM Techno FiX that has spent decades on
research and not delivered a single thing.
The first promises of GM lies were that it would solve world hunger and enhance nutrition,
it simply has not delivered.
Existing solutions is where we should put our money and political will (right well
that's bought and paid for through our corrupt politicians).
EUROPEAN UNION URGED TO SAVE FOOD FROM GENETIC CONTAMINATION
News, Environment - There Will Be No GM Spuds Planted In Hedon This Year
The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has confirmed that there
will be no blight resistant GM potatoes planted in Hedon this year. In an reply to a query from
Friends of the Earth National GM Campaigner Clare Oxborrow regarding trials going ahead this year,
Dr. David Sherlock of the GM Team stated, ''BASF will be using
News, - Russell Howard Returns for Festival
Organisers of Hull Comedy Festival have announced that Russell Howard will be
returning to open this year's festival with a show at Hull City Hall in October.
Russell Howard will be bringing his new show, Dingledodies to Hull City Hall
on Thursday 23rd October to kick-start Hull's second comedy festival.
Russell joins a list of headliners
News, Arts - Wherefore art thou budding film-makers? The Royal Opera House runs competition to create 40 second Romeo and Juliet
Could you create your own Romeo and Juliet in 40 seconds?
The Royal Opera House and BP are looking for budding film-makers of all ages and
experience to produce their own 40 second version of Romeo and Juliet.
A judging panel from the Royal Opera House and BP will choose a selection of the
best films to be showcased on the
News, Arts - Free Art by Gavin Turk
Gavin Turk, the artist famous for using his own name in his work,
has re-designed that famous old Hull icon, the Jacksons carrier bag.
Hull Time Based Arts is giving away free 'Gav bags' as part of its
weekend festival of live art - Time and Tidal Flow.
Get yours by visiting the shows this weekend -programme details below.
News, - Civil Servants Set to Join Teachers
Over 1,000 civil servants in the PCS Union from 10 Government Departments
across East Yorkshire are set to join teachers and lecturers by striking on
April 24th in protest against the imposition of pay rises well below the
current rate of inflation.
Speaking at the Scottish TUC conference on Monday immediately after PM
Gordon Brown's address,
News, - Green Party Calls Time on Hull CLAC
Threat to independent advisors: Hull CAB and HIHAC.
The Green Party does not welcome moves by Hull City Council to hand over
advice provision in the city to Action for Employment, known as A4E.
Under pressure from the national Legal Services Commission (LSC),
Hull City councillors set up a bidding process to create a Community
Legal Advice Centre (CLAC).
News, - Thursday 17th April 08 - Hull Says Hands Off Our CAB By Michelle Dee
Save Hull CAB! People Not Profit! Hull Says C.L.A.C. Off!
Citizens Advice Bureau - the charity for your community.
Today in Hull there was a protest march to save Hull Citizens Advice Bureau from being closed and a profit making council based organisation put in its place. Hundreds of people turned out to support the staff volunteers and users of the free independent service.
News, - Comedy Stars Set for Festival
Paddy McGuinness, Frankie Boyle,
Pete Firman and Russell Kane are amongst top
comedians that will be bringing laughs to Hull's second comedy festival
in the autumn.
Hull Comedy Festival promises over two weeks of mirth and
entertainment as audiences are entertained by local talent and big names
from the world of comedy.
News, - Hull Citizens Advice Bureau at Risk of Closure By Emma Smith
You may have seen in the media that Hull Citizens Advice Bureau is at risk
of closure due to the introduction of a Community Legal Advice Centre (CLAC).
This will be funded by the Hull City Council and the Legal Service Commission
which aims to deliver advice in the city primarily through the councils own
customer service centres.
News, Charity - HERIB and The Great North Run - Sunday 5th October 08
Calling all runners and aspiring runners, HERIB, your local
charity for blind and partially sighted people, have 15 GUARANTEED PLACES
for The Great North Run and are looking for volunteers to undertake this
The Great North Run is the most popular half marathon in the world, and one
of the most exciting events in the sporting calendar.
News, - ACE Opportunity for Young People to Make a Difference!
ACE, Achieve Contribute Experience, is a brand new exciting project that is calling young people, 16-25, in Hull to get involved in volunteering and realise they can make a difference to both themselves and the community.
What that difference is...well... the choice is theirs'.
The innovative new scheme, run by Hull & East Yorkshire Mind,
News, Education - Courses - Managing Redundancy
PERS has many years experience of advising voluntary sector employers and designs its courses taking account of the real problems that voluntary sector managers and trustees face, based on the problems they deal with on their advice line every day.
They are currently running a Managing Redundancy Course and Volcom would
News, - Ofcom Announces New Bidding Round Under Community Radio Fund (UK)
The Office of Communications (Ofcom) has announced that the first round for funding
applications under the Community Radio Fund in 2008/09 will open on 10 April 2008.
Under the fund, Community Radio Stations can apply for funding to support their
core running costs.
These core costs can include, management; administration, financial management &
News, Arts - Beneath the Surface - Exhibition at Artlink
Artlink is currently holding an exhibition called Beneath the Surface.
The exhibition is a collection of work by 14 female artists from around the
UK to mark International Women's Day.
This exhibition is Artlink's ninth annual Women's Work show, held in support
of International Women's Day. This years' exhibition has been titled
News, - Sustainable Development Planning
Hull City Council has prepared a draft Sustainable Development Supplementary Planning
Document (SPD). It is available for public consultation for a period of six weeks between 27th February and 8th April, inclusive.
The aim of the document is to improve the sustainability of new development.
It aims to make applicants more aware of key issues
News, - Young People in 24 Hour Fast -Cottingham Road Baptist Church By Rev. Richard Jevons
8 young people aged 11-17 along with three leaders take part in a 24 hr fast to raise
money for Homeless people in Hull.
Having fasted for 24 hours the group has so far collected over £550 in sponsorship
money. The young people decided that they wanted to help those less fortunate than
themselves as part of the Churches Hope08 initiative
News, - First Day of DWP Strike Sees 85% Turnout
Today saw the Members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS)
working for The Department of Work & Pensions (DWP), take the first day of a
two day round of national industrial action.
The strike adds to the pressure on the government following recent similar
action across the Civil Service as a whole.
The DWP has refused
News, - Springhead Music Pub Saved From Closure
Leading venue's legacy continued by entrepreneurial local pub duo
The Winking Beaver Pubco today announced that they would take over the
lease of the popular Springhead Music Pub, saving it from extinction.
The Springhead Music Pub is an award winning hull-based music venue
hosting live bands seven nights a week.
Based in Hull
News, - Photography Competition
Hull United Residents and Tenants (HURAT) Federation are holding a photography
competition for photographs taken outside in Hull during 2007 and 2008.
The photographs can be of anything from your neighbourhood - parks and
gardens, events and activities, your local tenants and residents association
or even the summer floods.
News, - More Children Die in Gaza
In two days last week, 33 Palestinians in Gaza were been killed by the USA funded Israeli army.
One quarter of those killed were children, ages ranging from 5 months old to 14 years old. I've seen hardly any news coverage of this- a little on the BBC website, a little on the channel 4 news- can you imagine the coverage if it had been 33 dead Israelis or 33 dead Europeans?
News, - Van Available For Hire
Ings Community Resource Centre wish to remind people that they have a van which
is available to hire for half days, whole days or longer periods of time.
The van can seat 14 people (plus driver) and has wheelchair access at the
rear of the vehicle. The vehicle can be hired with a driver or for self-drive.
News, Current Affairs - Green Party Conference 2008 In Reading By Martin Deane
We're down in Reading for the Green Party Conference rubbing shoulders
with Caroline Lucas, listening to the Venezuelan Ambassador tell us
about the 50 million lightbulbs they've changed!
("How many Venezuelans does it take to change 50 million light bulbs?" Chavez!)
and the like!
Blimey the days are long! I'd forgotten. You turn up at 9.00 for the
News - University of Hull Placements
The University of Hull's Geography Department are looking to place some of their students on free, part-time work placements in the voluntary sector as part of their Applied Project module.
The University hope to place students with external organisations for 10-12 weeks to work part-time on a self-contained project, defined by the organisation.
News, Education - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Forum is launched in North East Lincolnshire
The Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education's i-Bar will be playing
host to the launch of LGBT Forum for North East Lincolnshire, on Thursday
28th February 2008 at 5pm.Guests will be joined by Dan Bryan (Big Brother 5)
who will officially launch the event with music from a local DJ.
The North East Lincolnshire LGBT Forum;