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'Doomsday' seed vault gets makeover as Arctic heats up

Longyearbyen - Designed to withstand a nuclear missile hit, the world's biggest seed vault, nestled deep inside an Arctic mountain, is undergoing a makeover as rising temperatures melt the permafrost meant to protect it.

Norway to boost climate change defences of 'doomsday' seed vault

Stockholm - Norway on Saturday said it would boost protection of a seed storage vault designed to protect the world's crops from disaster, after soaring temperatures caused water to leak into its entrance.

Toronto actress Carrie-Lynn Neales finds a new family in 'Seed' Special

Toronto - What's going to be Canada's next breakout hit sitcom? City (formerly Citytv) is putting its money on “Seed”, its new series about a most unconventional family – a family brought together by the sperm donations of a slacker bartender.

Vandana Shiva interviewed on HARDtalk by the BBC (video)

Vandana Shiva is quoted as being the "original tree hugger" in this interview with the BBC. Shiva is now well known worldwide for her environmental campaigns, particularly in regard to GMOs.

GMO giant DuPont hires ex-cops to 'enforce' patents

So far gone is the traditional act of saving your seed for the next harvest, now DuPont Co., the second-largest seed company in the world, uses former police officers to stop farmers illegally re-planting GMO seeds.

Video: Dr. Vandana Shiva talks on genetically modified food

A lot of controversy is floating around about Monsanto and its genetically modified seeds, crops and pesticides. For those who wish to learn more, Dr. Vandana Shiva is an expert on the subject.

Op-Ed: 'Label It Yourself' campaign — Citizen action to label GMOs

A nationwide campaign has begun in the USA to label foods that may contain GMOs, to make the public aware of the dangers of genetically modified organisms in food.

US government approves Monsanto seed experiment across America

Washington - For the first time, the U.S. government has signed off on a large-scale experiment with genetically modified crops from Monsanto engineered corn seed.

Occupy our food supply - by Occupy & Food Democracy Now

New York - In conjunction with Food Democracy Now and in support of the farmers who recently lost their hope of a court case against Monsanto, 27 February 2012 became the National Day of Action to Occupy Our Food Supply.

Op-Ed: How Haiti's shipping containers can become new homes

The housing crisis in Haiti could be eased with an innovative solution: transforming shipping containers into starter homes. Find out how a group of researchers could turn this wild idea into reality.

Japanese brewery sells beer using seeds grown on space station

A Japanese brewer, Sapporo Breweries Ltd, is offering a limited volume of Sapporo Space Barley, a new beer using barley whose seeds are from space.

Canada, U.S. approve 'SmartStax' genetically engineered corn

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and its U.S. counterpart, the EPA, recently approved a new GE corn created by Monsanto and Dow. Called SmartStax, Dow President Jerome Peribere said the corn represents "game changing technology."

Farmer Sued for $375,000 For Breaking A 'Seed End User License Agreement'

Supreme Court rules that farmer must pay $375,000 in damages after he re-used the seeds from him crops to grow more soybeans... violating the seed company's "Seed End User Licensing Agreement"

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Dr. Vandana Shiva in Cologne  Germany 2007
Dr. Vandana Shiva in Cologne, Germany 2007
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Carrie-Lynn Neales as Rose in the upcoming Canadian sitcom  Seed .
Carrie-Lynn Neales as Rose in the upcoming Canadian sitcom "Seed".
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Amsterdam store window displaying various medical cannabis  hemp food and other types of products
Amsterdam store window displaying various medical cannabis, hemp food and other types of products
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