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“Landless” Women Workers Destroy GMO Lab in Brazil
04-10-2015, 06:57 PM (This post was last modified: 04-10-2015 06:58 PM by Thinker.)
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“Landless” Women Workers Destroy GMO Lab in Brazil
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On Thursday, March 5, at 6 a.m., around 1,000 female members of Brazil’s Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) armed with sticks and knives broke into a cellulose company in San Paulo State and destroyed millions of samples of genetically modified (GM) eucalyptus saplings. In a press release, the group reported that the GM prototype contained “a carcinogenic pesticide.”

FuturaGene Brazil Technology, a firm based in the city of Itapetininga, was the object of the protest by the rural farm workers, who were seeking to draw attention to the alleged danger of planting genetically modified organisms, on the same day as Brazil’s National Technical Committee for Biosecurity (CTNBio) was due to approve the new GM product. However, as a result of the violent episode, a spokesperson from the Ministry of Science and Technology suspended CTNBio’s meeting.
http://panampost.com/belen-marty/2015/03...in-brazil/

Are women better leaders than men? Chinese woman who married a pirate and inherited his kingdom showed it could be possible. Is it time to make the switch?

Largely unknown Zheng Yi Sao, a once ruthless FEMALE pirate based in the South China Sea in the 19th Century. A movie inspired by the life of the chinese she-pirate Zheng-Shi aka Ching Shih living from 1775 to 1844. At the age of 26, working in a brothel, she married the pirate Zheng Yi. He eventually died a few years later and she took over the pirate fleet said to consist of 1500 ships and 40.000 pirates. The emperor's admiral fought her in vain. After a couple of years the emperor offered her amnesty, and she went ashore and lived the rest of her life as a respectable opium dealer and casino owner.

The Greatest Pirate Who Ever Lived - In 1801, a pirate named Zheng Yi was busy raiding Canton. Aside from the prerequisite plundering and rum-drinking, he had given his men one specific order: to break into a local brothel and bring him the prostitute Zheng Yi Sao (郑一嫂), or “Zheng Yi’s wife”. Contemporary depiction of Zheng Yi’s proposal…possibly

One might expect a sinister fate to have awaited Zheng Yi Sao upon her deliverance to the pirate captain (rape, swiftly followed by murder, being the most obvious). In actuality, Zheng Yi’s intentions were considerably more gentlemanly.

He intended to marry her. And recognizing that her current future prospects were rather limited, Zheng Yi Sao accepted. But Zheng Yi Sao didn’t intend on spending the rest of her days as some plunder-hungry pirate’s eye candy. She wanted to become a pirate as well, and she did – one of the greatest pirates to have ever lived.

Right from the get-go, Zheng Yi Sao displayed a staggering degree of cunning. She happily accepted Zheng Yi’s proposal, but only on the condition that he share his wealth and power with her, equally. Then, while her new husband went about his pirate duties – further plunder and rum-drinking, presumably – she focused on the business side of things. The result was that in six years, she had engineered an alliance between Zheng Yi and his former pirate rivals, amassed a force of some 1500 ships (called the Red Flag Fleet) and created a swashbuckling empire that extended all the way from Korea to Malaysia.
http://www.theworldofchinese.com/2012/06...ver-lived/

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04-11-2015, 07:30 PM
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Poland Announces Complete Ban on Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Maize
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Following the anti-Monsanto activism launched by nations like France and Hungary, Poland has announced that it will launch a complete ban on growing Monsanto’s genetically modified strain MON810. The announcement, made by Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki, sets yet another international standard against Monsanto’s genetically modified creations. In addition to being linked to a plethora health ailments, Sawicki says that the pollen originating from this GM strain may actually be devastating the already dwindling bee population.
http://investmentwatchblog.com/poland-an...ied-maize/

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