Discussions on GMOs take hours in the Commission on Science and Technology for Development

THE GUARDIAN – Lofty goals of paper merging proved to be more difficult than expected for the CSTD as genetically modified organisms (GMOs) slowed negotiations to a snail’s pace yesterday evening. Finally, after “discussing it all day,” according to the … Continue reading Discussions on GMOs take hours in the Commission on Science and Technology for Development

Suspicions Arise Over Origin of Silver Sheath Slime Mold Blight

REUTERS – Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) scientists working to address the massive Silver Silt Sheath Slime Mold (SSSSM) blight that has been decimating the food supplies of the developing world have made a groundbreaking discovery. While examining the mechanism … Continue reading Suspicions Arise Over Origin of Silver Sheath Slime Mold Blight

Trump Tweets Response to ‘Global Crop Plague’

BREITBART – In response to the recent developments of the effects of genetically modified crops (GMO), President Donald Trump has tweeted his sympathies for the global south. The current talks in the General Assembly (GA) and Commission on Science and … Continue reading Trump Tweets Response to ‘Global Crop Plague’

“The Next Global Food Crisis:” U.N. Official Offers Warnings Over Southeast Asian Blight

REUTERS – Food prices have been increasing in the Thai capital following a trend affecting other Southeast Asian countries. This past weekend, prices on staples, including rice and corn, have increased by 66%, causing worry that the crisis will only … Continue reading “The Next Global Food Crisis:” U.N. Official Offers Warnings Over Southeast Asian Blight

“Casual Racism” or Just Celebrating History? It Depends Who You Ask.

THE GUARDIAN – After comments were made by the delegate of the United Kingdom, it appears as though, while they never lived through it, the delegate of the United Kingdom looks back fondly on their country’s sometimes troubling past. While observing the proceedings in the Commission on Science and Technology for Development and asking questions of the delegates, the United Kingdom approached a group of nations – many of which are former colonies – and wedged their way into a conversation between the reporter from The Guardian and the delegate of the Dominican Republic and talked of their nostalgia for … Continue reading “Casual Racism” or Just Celebrating History? It Depends Who You Ask.

Dirt More Valued Than The Poor

BREITBART – The CSTD is currently in contention over genetically modified organisms (GMOs), divided between developed and developing nations on whether they should be implemented. Developed countries have chosen to incorporate GMO technology into their solutions, utilizing NGOs and corporations to help disperse this agricultural practice. Developing nations, however, have vastly different opinions. “When we put GMOs into our foods, that’s…unhealthy for our soil, which is important to us,” the Bolivian delegate commented. Unfortunately, these delegates seem to be ignoring the benefits that GMOs bring to under-developed populations. The cheap production price coupled with the fast pace at which the crop … Continue reading Dirt More Valued Than The Poor

The CSTD: A Discussion on Food Security Begins

DER SPIEGEL – Delegates of the CSTD have decided that the main topic of discussion should be the role of science, technology and innovation in ensuring food security. Certain Member States have voiced their thoughts on the issue. Food security is an issue that impacts many nations around the world. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN defines food security as being “a condition that exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food which meets their dietary needs and food preferences.” Today, this is the issue that faces … Continue reading The CSTD: A Discussion on Food Security Begins