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Jews, Judaism, and Genetically Modified Crops

About a year ago, EdenKeeper published an article discussing the Jewish perspective on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). We acknowledged the benefits and risks and concluded by asking a simple question: do GMOs help Jews create a more perfect world? Roger Price, an attorney and founder of the wonderful site, Judaism and Science, took a slightly different look. […]

March 9th

Summary of Pope’s Environmental Encyclical

Pope Francis has released the first ever papal encyclical focused solely on the environment. The document titled, “Praised Be: On Care for Our Common Home” describes environmentalism as a moral duty for everyone — not just a religious duty for Catholics, or a matter of politics or economics. The much-anticipated, hotly debated, and hugely influential 184-page […]

June 19th

Islamic Beliefs About GMOs

In 1968, Paul R. Ehrlich predicted that the United States would face a major food shortage in the 1970s and 65 million Americans would starve to death between 1980-1989. In the rest of the world, said Ehrlich, the situation would be worse. But Ehrlich was wrong. Humans developed genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that are strong, sturdy, […]

June 18th

Jewish Beliefs About GMOs

Photo by Miran Rijavec available on Flickr Like most environmental issues, the growing supply of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food raises many concerns. Although GMO crops can feed more people, they also put people’s health at risk and degrade the environment. Small farmers can make more money growing and selling more crops, but buying GMO seeds […]

June 9th

Pope’s Environmental Encyclical: What We Know So Far

Pope Francis (Photo available on Flickr) Last Saturday, Salesian Father Guiseppe Costa, director of the Vatican publishing house, told reporters that the much-anticipated papal encyclical on the environment will be titled “Laudato Sii” (Praised be), and will be released June 16th. While the Vatican press office declined to confirm Fr. Costa’s statements, his leak turned […]

June 3rd

Six Hindu Leaders Who Are Fighting for the Environment

Hinduism is a deeply environmental religion. In Mahabharata, it is noted that the universe and every object in it has been created as an abode of the Supreme God for the benefit of all. This means that God is in all things and that all individual species are part of a larger system. Here are […]

May 15th

Vandana Shiva and the Fight for Our World

The use of genetically modified food, or GMOs, is controversial. Some argue that genetically modified crops are good because they can contain vitamins and minerals that improve people’s health and allow higher quantities of food to be produced, so more people can eat. But others are worried about “playing God,” as well as the increased risks to the […]

August 27th

Tribe Protests Keystone by Planting Sacred Seeds

In 1877, the Ponca tribe was seen as a role model of what the United States government was trying to achieve with Native Americans. The tribe had signed four treaties with the United States government, given up much of its territory in Nebraska, settled into farming life, and built churches. And as payment, the tribe […]

June 25th