GMO Myths & Truths

by Michael Antoniou, Claire Robinson and John Fagan • There is a movement growing. The National Farmer Union represents independent food producers who do not … Read more

Pharma’s feedbag

Who’s really paying for that ‘free lunch’ for doctors? DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels • The people’s briefing note on prescription drugs As they say, … Read more

A few words on Human Rights

by Bruce Mason Photos: Juan Pablo Gutíerrez/Amnesty International Canada • “A picture’s worth a thousand words,” Confucius observed. But sometimes there’s more than meets the … Read more

GMO Bites

GM apple update The US government has taken one more step towards approving the GM “non-browning” apple. On November 8, the U.S. Department of Agriculture … Read more

Something Nothing

A shot of Tao

The unheralded virtues of absence by Geoff Olson • It was a warm summer night on Salt Spring Island. The wine flowed freely as wasps … Read more

Get uke-in’

The ukulele’s back MUSIC RISING by Bruce Mason • I first encountered it as a tricky word in a childhood spelling bee and was recently … Read more

No to GMO

GMOs offer no benefits

UPDATES by Bruce Mason • “There is no scientific consensus on the safety of genetically modified foods and crops,” the European Network of Scientists for … Read more

Getting dirty may be healthy

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki • For much of human history, we lived close to the natural world. As civilization evolved, we became increasingly urbanized … Read more