Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO's) are living organisms that have been genetically engineered in a laboratory using gene-splicing techniques. This science allows DNA from one species to be injected into another species; creating combinations of animal, plant, bacterial, and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through conventional crossbreeding methods.
Don't forget about the March Against Monsanto.The worldwide march against the leading GMO Monsanto hits around the world today, May 25. Check your local area for times for the March Against Monsanto and speakers to enlighten listeners on the ill effects of genetically modified food.
Here is a lovely article from the Middle East about World Turtle Day. The World Turtle Day 2013 is May, 23. World Turtle Day was to increase respect and knowledge for the world's oldest creatures. Turtles are reptiles, characterised by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs that acts as a shield. These gentle animals have been around for about 200 million years, yet they are rapidly disappearing as a result of the exotic food industry, habitat destruction and the cruel pet trade.
In 1854 in the United States, the 'Great White Chief' in Washington made an offer for a large area of Indian land and promised a reservation for the Indian people. Chief Seattle's reply, published here in full, has been described as one of the most beautiful and profound statements on the environment ever made.