first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Moms Not Always Right on GMO Facebook Twitter In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece published this week, a California Agriculture Education official says farmers and the food industry need to stand up for GMOs by labeling them. Richard Sexton, Chair of the University of California-Davis Agriculture Department, along with his son Steve, a public policy professor at Duke University, wrote the opinion piece. They say labeling GMOs could be the best way to make consumers confront their irrational fears and stamp out public ignorance. By labeling GMOs, the pair says consumers will realize that they have been eating GMOs for years without adverse effect and add that consumers simply need to be educated about their food. According to Honeycutt, “GMOs are essentially a chemical delivery system to humans. And if it is not chemicals they are delivering, it is foreign protein. There is not enough science so show that they are safe.” Over 30 years of use, thousands of research studies, and billions of meals eaten without one person getting sick have not been enough to slow the opposition to or dispel the myths about GMO food. Honeycutt, however, does not blaming farmers, “You have been lied to for many years.” She blames the chemical companies who “only want to make money” for the use of biotechnology in food production. Facebook Twitter Despite months of intense legislative efforts, we still do not have agreement on a national labeling standard for biotech food products. Part of the reason we can’t make any progress on this topic is because of groups saying things like this: “There is all kinds of harm that show GMOs are a problem.” That quote is from Zen Honeycutt with the group Moms Across America. Her group has been on Capitol Hill lobbying lawmakers with what can best be described as science fiction. SHARE Moms Not Always Right on GMO By Gary Truitt – Jun 21, 2016 The ranking Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee, Michigan’s Debbie Stabenow, says lawmakers are getting “close” to reaching a deal on GMO labeling. Stabenow said she and the committee’s chair, Kansas Republican Pat Roberts, are “narrowing the issues” surrounding GMO labeling legislation. Stabenow says she and Roberts are meeting constantly. However, they have yet to share a draft bill with the full Senate. The bill, aimed at blocking state laws like the Vermont law taking effect July first, would set a national GMO labeling standard. To stop the Vermont law in time, the Senate must pass the legislation this week for any hope the House can consider the bill before going on recess next week. Questions remain over one of the most fundamental issues: whether on-pack labels should be part of a mandatory disclosure system. Come July first, on-pack labeling will become the de facto national standard, as food and beverage manufacturers will be forced to comply with Vermont’s law or potentially face a $1,000 fine, per day, per product. Moms Not Always Right on GMO SHARE Previous articleFAA to Allow Commercial Drone UseNext articleWet and Dry Extremes Causing Crop Problems Gary Truittlast_img read more

first_imgNews to go further Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet There are no longer any journalists in prison in Cuba. The last one was Albert Santiago Du Bouchet, who arrived in Spain today along with 36 other Cuban dissidents who were released on condition that they agree to go into exile. The head of the independent Habana Press agency, Du Bouchet had been detained since 18 April 2009 and was serving a three-year jail sentence on a charge of “disrespect for authority.” His landmark release comes one month after the last dissident journalists still held since the March 2003 “Black Spring” crackdown were freed.“Although Du Bouchet has had to go into exile, his release takes on particular significance when you remember that just a year ago Cuba was still one of the world’s biggest prisons for journalists, alongside China, Iran and Eritrea,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We welcome this important step and we will keep it in mind.“However, this conciliatory gesture does not in any way exempt the Cuban authorities from the requirement to honour the international undertakings they gave in 2008 by signing two UN conventions on civil and political rights, which are still pending ratification. To fulfil these obligations, they must accept pluralism, allow media to operate outside state control, stop suppressing free speech and grant all Cubans access to an unfiltered Internet.”The international community, for its part, must encourage Cuba’s political evolution. Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call of the lifting of the unjust US embargo of Cuba that has been in place since 1962. It also urges the European Community to review its “common position” on Cuba, which conditions a normalization of diplomatic relations on respect for human rights.The Cuban government’s “opening” is still extremely limited. This can be seen in the still high number of brief arrests of dissidents who dare to demand more freedom. The foreign media is not spared either. Only yesterday, Spanish journalist Carlos Hernando, a contributor to Spain’s Intereconomía media group and the maker of a short documentary about Cuban dissident journalist Guillermo Fariñas, was arrested and held for five hours in Havana. Accused of “counter-revolutionary activity,” he was ordered to leave Cuba within 48 hours.Fariñas, the 2010 winner of the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, was placed under house arrest restrictions this week in his home town of Santa Clara after new protests there.Separately, Reporters Without Borders hopes very shortly to know the reasons for the arrest and detention since 11 July last year in Cuba of Sebastián Martínez Ferrate. He is a Spanish former producer and freelance journalist who in 2008 produced a report on child prostitution in Cuba. He ceased his activities in 2009 well before his last visit to Cuba.”Reporters Without Borders hopes, in the absence of clear explanations on the part of the Cuban authorities, that this detention is not connected to the journalistic work previously carried out by Sebastián Martínez Ferrate,” the organization said.“The Cuban government has, according to our sources, apparently put forward reasons relating to national security. We have not forgotten that this type of argument has regularly been used to send to prison journalists who were only carrying out their duties.” RSF_en CubaAmericas May 6, 2020 Find out more October 15, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Cuba Receive email alerts Newscenter_img RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council News CubaAmericas April 8, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 No more journalists left in Cuban prisons after dissidents flown to Spain News Help by sharing this information Organisation October 12, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Former letting agent jailed after failing to protect rental deposits previous nextAgencies & PeopleFormer letting agent jailed after failing to protect rental depositsAndre Montaut falsified documents sent to MyDeposits about Barrington Properties’ supposedly ring-fenced account.Nigel Lewis30th August 201901,324 Views A former operator of a failed estate agency has been jailed for two years and a month after police discovered that he had used tenants’ rental deposits to prop up the ailing business.Between May 2011 and November 2012 when Andre Montaut (pictured, above) worked at Barrington Property in Chalfont-St-Giles, Buckinghamshire, during which he directed rental deposits to an account he controlled, rather than lodging the funds properly via the recognised deposit protection scheme the business was a member of.On 1st November 2012 Barrington Property shut up shop and it subsequently emerged that deposits totalling £70,000 belonging to 26 tenants had gone missing.Montaut was supposed to have protected the tenants’ cash via MyDeposits, but had falsified documentation to suggest he had over £140,000 within a ring -fenced account.“Montaut provided the fraudulent statements to MyDeposits in order to disguise the fact that the deposits were not being held in the segregated account, to maintain his membership of the scheme and to continue trading,” says a Thames Valley spokesperson.No remorseAfter a lengthy investigation by the force, Montaut was charged in June this year and is said by the investigating officers to have shown ‘no remorse’ over the missing cash.“Montaut breached the trust placed in him by his clients,” says Detective Constable Ashley Ruane.“Let this be a lesson to any estate agents who fail to protect the financial interests of their clients for their own benefit.”MYDEPOSITS tenancy deposits August 30, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

first_imgBy Faith PeppersUniversity of Georgia Agriculture isn’t just farming. In urban Georgia, it’s caring for a lawn, choosing the best plants for a landscape or using homeowner pesticides properly. On “Gardening in Georgia” June 14 and 16, find out about agriculture in the city, hydrangeas and two Georgia vegetable garden favorites.”Gardening in Georgia” airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting stations across Georgia each Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.Travel with show host Walter Reeves to Griffin, Ga., to visit the University of Georgia’s Center for Urban Agriculture. Watch as he and Ellen Bauske, the center’s program coordinator, plant a bed of summer annuals together.Then Reeves will turn vegetable gardening on its head by growing tomatoes upside down. Despite his initial skepticism, he finds it works pretty well. Reeves will show how to coax hard-to-germinate vegetable seeds like okra into sprouting, too.Hydrangeas are prized summer bloomers, and there are more than ever to choose from. Reeves reveals a few of his favorites and explains the difference between lacecap and mophead flower forms.”Gardening in Georgia” is co-produced by GPB and the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Each show is geared to Georgia soils, climate and growing conditions.Reeves is a retired UGA Cooperative Extension agent. He also hosts WSB AM’s “Lawn and Garden Show” and appears on several TV gardening shows. He’s written four gardening books.The 2007 season is made possible through an underwriting gift from McCorkle Nurseries and support from the Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association. For more on “Gardening in Georgia,” visit www.gardeningingeorgia.com.last_img read more

first_imgThursday’s match with Rennes is Arsenal’s last game until April (Picture: Getty)With the international break taking place after this weekend’s action, it means Arsenal’s next match after Rennes is not until Monday April 1 when they host Newcastle.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTEmery has therefore decided to take the squad away to Dubai for some warm-weather training, granting some respite from a demanding schedule that has seen the side play 15 times in 2019 already – with another game to come on Thursday.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal will travel to Dubai during the international break, with a match against Al-Nasr taking place on Tuesday March 26 – meaning some players could still be with their countries and will have to report for duty later in the week.Speaking about the decision, Emery said: ‘It will be great to get some warm weather training and break up the usual routine as we enter the final stage of the season. Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 12 Mar 2019 11:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link639Shares Unai Emery explains why Arsenal are going to Dubai for training camp and match The Gunners will jet out ahead of their Premier League match with Newcastle (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Unai Emery is hoping Arsenal’s trip to Dubai for warm-weather training, as well as a match against Al-Nasri Dubai SC, will break up their usual routine.The Gunners do not play another match for two-and-a-half weeks after Thursday’s crunch last-16 Europa League clash with Rennes, so have decided to head to the Middle East.Emery’s side were due to travel to Molineux on March 17 but that match has been postponed due to Wolves’ FA Cup quarter-final with Manchester United the same weekend.center_img Advertisement Advertisement Arsenal will also play a friendly match in Dubai during their trip (Picture: Getty)‘The facilities in Dubai are fantastic and it will be an honour to be part of the formal opening ceremony for the new stadium.’The Gunners will use the five-day trip to prepare for facing Newcastle, while they will also hope to have a Europa League quarter-final to look forward to if they can pull off a stunning comeback at the Emirates.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorslast_img read more

first_img He said: “It depends what you want, really, and then you need to adapt. Me, I adapted to life in France, to life in Spain, life in England – I try to adapt to a different way of seeing it. “Who knows? Maybe in another country, an 8-0 means that you lose your job. In England, no – at the moment. “You need to adapt and me, I have got no issues. Now, when you adapt, then you have got your responsibilities and the rest of the people have got theirs. “I am not going to adapt to what is good for someone and then be responsible for the other ones. It’s natural, I take it naturally. I have got no issues. “It’s not like I want to be happier, I just want to know what is my role and I do it to the best of my ability, so then I accept responsibility for my role. It’s simple.” In the immediate aftermath of the debacle at the St Mary’s Stadium, a shell-shocked Poyet was perhaps more forthright. He said: “I’m a head coach. I don’t make the squad, that’s not my job.” The former Brighton boss was less exercised as he carried out his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s visit of Arsenal to Wearside on Thursday afternoon, but nevertheless keen to stress once again the demarcation of duties. Press Association The 46-year-old Uruguayan appeared to question the depth of the squad with which he was left after sporting director Lee Congerton completed the Black Cats’ summer recruitment drive in the wake of last Saturday’s 8-0 humiliation at Southampton. However, Poyet is adamant he is happy to accept responsibility for the things he does control at the club and leave others to deal with theirs. He said: “I pick the team, I make the decisions, I make the changes and I assume responsibility. The rest is not my department. “If we make money at the club or we don’t make money at the club, it’s not my department. If we travel by bus or travel by plane, it’s not my decision, it’s the club which spends the money. “I accept mine [responsibilities]; the rest, I am not going to take.” Poyet’s main concern has been his lack of defenders – he had only four fit last weekend with Sebastian Coates and Billy Jones set to be missing for several more weeks yet. The club moved to address that when they handed 34-year-old former Napoli full-back Anthony Reveillere a contract until the end of the season on Thursday, although they were still awaiting his international clearance. In the meantime, the head coach had swiftly turned his attention to the Gunners after holding a grisly post-mortem on Tuesday, but resisted the temptation to drag his players in on Sunday. He said: “People said to me, ‘Are you training on Sunday?’ and I said, ‘No, I don’t want to see them’, and that’s the truth, so we didn’t train on Sunday. “Now there are probably a few fans who think they deserved to train on Sunday and not have a day off, but I am sorry, it was my decision and I didn’t want to see them on Sunday.” Sunderland’s south coast nightmare came days before a series of Champions League thumpings in midweek – Bayern Munich won 7-1 at Roma, while Shakhtar Donetsk beat BATE Borisov 7-0 and Chelsea put six without reply past Maribor – which, far from easing Poyet’s pain, simply served to increase his consternation. He said: “I have never experienced it myself as a football player in 17 years, so I don’t know how it feels. “Every year, there is a 7-0, an 8-0, a 9-1, whatever. It shouldn’t happen. It’s not normal and different budgets don’t matter because this was Southampton, it was not Real Madrid.” Gus Poyet insists he has no issues with being Sunderland’s head coach rather than manager. last_img read more

first_imgHOLDERS Donegal fell to defeat to Sligo in their opening game in the North-West Under-21 Cup at O’Donnell Park today.Donegal 2-7 Sligo 2-13Declan Bonner’s team, minus a number of regulars, were gunned down by Sligo, who had goals from Paul Kilcone and Kyle Cawley, whose late three-pointer put a gloss on the scoreline. Naomh Colmcille’s Daniel Clarke, playing competitively in the Donegal shirt for the first time, netted a 24th minute goal to bring Donegal back on level terms after Sligo began brightly.Kilcoyne’s goal on 12 minutes had fired Sligo in front and the Yeats men were 1-3 to 0-1 ahead midway through the half.Gavin McBride’s point in the first minute had started the Donegal ball rolling, but it ground to a halt until Lorcan Connor drilled over on 20 minutes.Clarke fired in from close range after Connor laid on a pass across goal. Connor himself struck gold in the 28th minute and Donegal led by two, 2-4 to 1-5, at the break.Paddy O’Connor struck four first-half frees and, after Donegal squandered a series of chances, O’Connor nailed another two beauties to bring Sligo onto an even keel.Another by O’Connor, in the 44th minute, put Sligo in front with a raft of changes on the Donegal side having been made at that stage – including the withdrawal of the injured Stephen McBrearty, who’d just been put on at half-time.Sub Darragh Black added a brace of points, one of either foot, kept Donegal in check, but the on-song O’Connor was almost single-handedly ticking the scoreboard for the visitors.O’Connor ended with nine points aside his name and Cawley’s late goal sealed the deal.Donegal: Danny Rodgers; Danny Monagle, Gary McFadden, Daniel Gallagher; Niall Friel (0-1), Tony McClenaghan, Daire Ó Baoill; Michael Lynch, Daniel Clarke (1-0); Christian Bonner, Conor Doherty (0-1), Ciaran Diver; Adam Neely, Gavin McBride (0-1), Lorcan Connor (1-1). Subs: Niall O’Donnell (0-1) for Neely, Stephen McBrearty for Diver, Eoghan Ban Gallagher for Ó Baoill, Michael Langan for Lynch, Caolan McGonigle for Clarke (all half-time), Stephen McMenamin for McFadden (37), Ciaran Gibbons for Friel (39), Shane Graham for Rodgers (41), Ethan O’Donnell for Bonner (41), Darragh Black (0-2) for McBrearty (42), Brendan McCole for McClenaghan (43), John Campbell for McBride, Ciaran McGeady for Monagle (both 46). Sligo: Daniel Cafferkey; Nathan Mullen, Luke Nicholson, Michael Gordon; Darragh Cummins, Paul McNamara (0-1), Sean Power (0-1); Paul Kilcoyne (1-0), Gerard O’Kelly-Lynch; Stephen Connolly, Paddy O’Connor (0-9, 8f), Michael Clarke; Jason Perry, Joe McHugh, Kyle Cawley (1-0). Subs: Dillon Kilgallon for Perry (37), Darragh Kilcoyne (0-1) for McHugh (41), Darragh O’Brien for Connolly (50), Liam Gaughan (0-1) for Clarke (50).Referee: Dan Mullan (Derry).Defeat for Donegal Under-21s against Sligo in North-West Cup was last modified: January 4th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgStanford scientists are blaming evolution for our difficulty at golf, according to The Stanford Daily.  Working with rhesus monkeys, the researchers found that primate brains are too adaptable to changing conditions to become good at a repetitive tasks.  “One possible explanation for the observation is that evolution favored predators who could improvise, as they never face an identical situation twice when hunting prey,” explained reporter Daniel Novinson.  But with the D word designed used twice by Mark Churchland, what is the message?“The nervous system was not designed to do the same thing over and over,” said Churchland, a co-author of the study, to the Washington Post.  “The nervous system was designed to be flexible.  You typically find yourself doing things you’ve never done before.”Apparently no one asked the traditional follow-up question, “Who designed the designer?”Some weeks we may need a category for Stupid Evolution Quote of the Day.  Did it never cross their designed minds that a flexible nervous system is a good example of purposeful design?  Why give Charlie Chance the credit?  Meanwhile, if you hit the sand trap, blame yourself, not evolution.  Golf would not have evolved.  It has negative survival value.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgPSG to compete with Juventus for Man Utd outcast Paul Pogbaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG are expected to compete for Manchester United outcast Paul Pogba in January.The Daily Star says United’s £89million Frenchman has become such a divisive figure in the dressing room that club chiefs are ready to flog him less than three years after making him the most expensive player in the world.Jose Mourinho has run out of patience with the midfielder, 25, and it is understood United are planning to cash in on him next month regardless of whether Mourinho continues as boss.The feeling is it is best to part ways now – to help Mourinho turn the season around and ensure any prospective new boss does not inherit the problem.Juventus are in contact, though Paris St-Germain are also sure to join the bidding. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more