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Why Is There So Little Independent Peer Reviewed GMO Research?

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From www.cornucopia.org- February 6, 8:05 PM

February 5, 2013 - THE CORNUCOPIA INSTITUTE The Chronicle of Higher Education By Goldie Blumenstyk 

▶ In a case before the U.S. Supreme Court this month, advocates for academic researchers are urging the justices to reverse a patent-infringement decision that has given the Monsanto Company broad authority to restrict scientists’ study of genetically modified seeds. The decision, the advocates say, not only hurts farmers and fuels higher food prices; it also contributes to “the suffocation of independent scientific inquiry into transgenic crops.”.. http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/02/in-standing-up-for-big-ag-are-universities-undercutting-their-own-researchers/

 

Guardian, George Monbiot, September 30, 2013
▶ FOR SCIENTISTS IN A DEMOCRACY, GOVERNMENT POLICY IN BRITAIN, CANADA AND AUSTRALIA IS CRUSHING ACADEMIC INTEGRITY ON BEHALF OF CORPORATE POWER http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/30/scientists-democracy-dissent-reasonable-boyd

 

 April 3, 2013 - IFEX

▶ HOW THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY IS GAGGING THE SCIENCE AROUND GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD http://www.ifex.org/international/2013/04/04/seeds_of_dissent/

 

Truthout, October 24, 2012
▶ INSIDE THE MONSANTO INFORMATION WAR http://truth-out.org/news/item/12284-inside-the-controversy-over-a-french-gmo-study-and-the-monsanto-information-war

 

Environmental Health News, September 23, 2013

▶ SPECIAL REPORT:  SCIENTISTS CRITICAL OF NEW EU CHEMICAL/PESTICIDE POLICY HAS INDUSTRY TIES, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Seventeen scientists who have criticized plans in Europe to regulate endocrine-disrupting chemicals have past or current ties to regulated industries. An investigation by Environmental Health News reveals that of 18 toxicology journal editors who signed a controversial editorial, 17 have collaborated with the chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, tobacco, pesticide or biotechnology industries.

http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/eu-conflict

 

July 26, 2013 Guardian Environment
▶ UK GOVERNMENT BEE SCIENTIST BEHIND CONTROVERSIAL STUDY JOINS SYNGENTA PESTICIDE CORPORATION - Government agency and pesticides industry are 'too close' http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/26/government-bee-scientist-pesticide-firm

 

▶ BASF’s UNIVERSITY JOB SPARKS GREEN FURTY OVER BIASED SCIENCE | EurActiv http://ow.ly/kMkHN

 

▶ OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE: SEED PATENT AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD: THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/6FiLkv

 

▶ IN BED WITH MONSANTO: MANY PRO-GMO CORPORATE BIOLOGISTS OWN GMO PATENTS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3472777250/in-bed-with-monsanto-many-pro-gmo-corporate-biologists-own-gmo-patents

 

 

                   ▶▶ WHY SO LITTLE INDEPENDENTLY FUNDED,

                               PEER REVIEWED RESEARCH?

 

                                              WATCH

May 13, 2013 Moyers and Company - Full Show:

VIDEO

▶ "THE WAR ON SCIENCE AND TOXIC DIS-INFORMATION http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-the-toxic-politics-of-science/

 

May 18, 2013 Moyers and Company

▶  "BLINDING US FROM SCIENCE" | Q&A http://billmoyers.com/2013/05/18/blinding-us-from-science/

 

Guardian, George Monbiot, September 30, 2013
▶ FOR SCIENTISTS IN A DEMOCRACY, GOVERNMENT POLICY IN BRITAIN, CANADA AND AUSTRALIA IS CRUSHING ACADEMIC INTEGRITY ON BEHALF OF CORPORATE POWER http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/30/scientists-democracy-dissent-reasonable-boyd

 

 June 19, 2013 Union of Concerned Scientists
▶ CORPORATE COUNTERFEIT SCIENCE - BOTH WRONG AND DANGEROUS  http://blog.ucsusa.org/corporate-counterfeit-sciene-both-wrong-and-dangerous-152

 

January 30, 2013 Greenpeace India -

▶ MONSANTO'S GM CORN BIO-SAFETY DATA QUESTIONED : Monsanto conducted the study and generated the biosafety data from its own labs in the USA. No independent research or study was conducted by our regulatory bodies before permitting these field trials.Greenpeace India  http://www.greenpeace.org/india/en/news/Monsantos-GM-corn-biosafety-data-raises-serious-questions/#.URHbH7ZBYDc.twitter

 

▶ WHAT HAPPENS TO SCIENTISTS WHO SPEAK OUT AGAINST GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD & GLOBAL BIOTECHNOLOGY CARTEL? Immoral Maize: Extract from "Don't Worry, It's Safe to Eat" by Andrew Rowell http://www.powerbase.info/index.php/Immoral_Maize:_Extract_from_Don%27t_Worry,_It%27s_Safe_to_Eat_by_Andrew_Rowell

 

  -▶ SILENCING THE SCIENTIST:  TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA - "ALTRAZINE" http://sco.lt/8VIcAz

 

▶ SCIENTIST THAT DISCOVERED GMO HEALTH HAZARDS IMMEDIATELY FIRED, TEAM DISMANTLED  http://worldtruth.tv/scientist-that-discovered-gmo-health-hazards-immediately-fired-team-dismantled/

 

May 22, 2013 Natural New
▶ OVER 800 WORLD SCIENTISTS AGREE: GM CROPS ARE NOTHING SHORT OF A BIO-WAR ON OUR FOOD http://www.naturalnews.com/040447_GMO_biowar_food.html

 

November 25, 2012 - Nation of Change

▶ SMELLING A CORPORATE RAT http://www.spinwatch.org/-articles-by-category-mainmenu-8/46-gm-industry/5546

 

 June 8, 2013 LifeWise
▶ SIX CORPORATIONS THAT CONTROL YOUR PERCEPTION - HOW MONSANTO CENSORS THE NEWS http://southweb.org/lifewise/six-corporations-that-control-your-perception/#.UbOZiTSZT4E.twitter

 

June 5, 2013 Sustainable Pulse
▶ MASSIVE DATABASE OF GMO EVIDENCE GIVES WORLDWIDE PICTURE OF HARM http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/06/07/massive-database-of-gmo-evidence-gives-worldwide-picture-of-harm/#.UbOyDeswOic

 

▶ ADVERSE IMPACTS OF TRANSGENIC CROP/FOODS - A COMPILATION OF SCIENTIFIC REFERENCES WITH ABSTRACTS  https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8248462/Scientific_Papers_Compiled_March_2013_coalition-for-a-gm-free-india.pdf

 

 

 

NEW Website -- GMO Séralini:  Scientific Research, Media Coverage, Cancer Petition http://sco.lt/4vkznV

 

 

DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS? http://sco.lt/6jmb1l

 

 ▶ IT'S HARD TO TRUST GENETICALLY MODIFIED GOOD WHEN IT IS IN THE GRIP OF A FEW GLOBAL GIANTS | John Vidal - The Observer http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/03/gm-food-grip-global-giants

 

 

                                             ▶▶ WATCH  ▶▶

VIDEO:

▶   SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY - VIDEO - Vandana Shiva http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1054461972/seeding-deep-democracy-vandana-shiva

 

▶ THE SEED PATENT GAME: Do Seed Companies Control GM Crop Research? - Scientific American http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/946593435/the-seed-patent-game-do-seed-companies-control-gm-crop-research-scientific-american

 

Los Angeles Times

▶ NO SEEDS, NO INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

 -- Companies that genetically engineer crops have a lock on what we know about their safety and benefits. Multibillion-dollar agricultural corporations, including Monsanto and Syngenta, have restricted independent research on their genetically engineered crops. They have often refused to provide independent scientists with seeds, or they've set restrictive conditions that severely limit research options.... http://articles.latimes.com/2011/feb/13/opinion/la-oe-guriansherman-seeds-20110213

 

▶ MONSANTO BLOCKS RESEARCH ON GMO SAFETY - THE POWER OF PATENTS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1243971066/monsanto-blocks-research-on-gmo-safety-the-power-of-patents

 

 ▶ NEW WEBSITE -- GMO Séralini:  Scientific Research, Media Coverage, Cancer Petition | http://sco.lt/4vkznV

 

▶ THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD GOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

▶ GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GMO INDUSTRY: CORPORATE HIJACKING OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3994750421/corporate-hijacking-of-food-and-agriculture-genetic-engineering-and-the-gmo-industry

 

Jan 18, 2013 THE GMO KILL -

▶ MONSANTO'S GMO PATENTED SEEDS WANT TO RULE THE WORLD  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995255998/monsanto-s-gmo-patented-seeds-want-to-rule-the-world-the-gmo-kill

 

 

▶ MORE ON GMO RESEARCH:  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=GMO+RESEARCH

 

 

 

 

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, November 28, 2013 7:50 PM

If it is true that when deciding whether to allow a genetically engineered crop onto the market, the Department of Agriculture and other regulatory agencies do not perform their own experiments on the performance and safety of the crop, then we should make it their business, starting now!

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, November 30, 2013 7:50 PM

Now that's an easy one to answer. The companies creating GMOs are too busy patting themselves on the back and rewarding themselves for the inventions. They don't have the ethics required to take a real, hard and serious look at themselves to see the danger and disastrous consequences of what they are creating.

pdjmoo's curator insight, February 12, 4:30 AM

 A PLETHORA HERE ABOUT GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS AND THEIR ANCILLARY IMPACTS ON BOTH HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ....

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The World According to Monsanto (FULL LENGTH) The Leader of the Biotech Chemical Cartel

  

                                                        WATCH
            "THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO (FULL LENGTH_
                       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6_DbVdVo-k

 

                                                     VIDEO 1:48
                            Michigan Radio, December 16, 2014

     THE LINGERING LEGACY OF PESTICIDES IN OUR ENVIRONMENT
  BIRDS ARE DYING IN CENTRAL MICHIGAN FROM DECADES-OLD DDT POLLUTION  http://michiganradio.org/post/birds-are-dying-central-michigan-decades-old-ddt-pollution


 Los Angeles Times, October 23, 2013
▶  ANCESTORS' EXPOSURE TO DDT MAY CONTRIBUTE TO OBESITY - THREE GENERATIONS LATER http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-obesity-ddt-ancestors-pesticides-20131023,0,6712051.story#axzz2icQGw2IX

 

 ▶ THE CHILD VICTIMS OF AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE POISONING - PESTICIDE INDUSTRY DISMISSIVE  http://sco.lt/8KO8GH


August 7, 2012 Make Agent Orange History
VIETNAM STILL CLEANING UP AGENT ORANGE, 37 YEARS AFTER VIETNAM WAR http://makeagentorangehistory.org/the-vietnamese-ministry-of-defense-the-u-s-agency-for-international-development-usaid-to-launch-a-project-to-clean-up-dioxin-in-da-nang-vietnam/

 

The Diplomat, July 04, 2014

MONSANTO'S AGENT ORANGE LEGACY: THE SCOURGE OF VIETNAM Decades after the Vietnam War, victims wither away with scant efforts being made to tackle the deadly chemicals manufactured by Monsanto and Dow Chemical http://thediplomat.com/2014/07/agent-orange-legacy-scourges-vietnam/


June 4, 2013 Japan Times

MONSANTO'S AGENT ORANGE LIES THEN, AND NOW: Toxic legacy crosses continents, spans generations http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2013/06/04/issues/okinawa-bacteria-toxic-legacy-crosses-continents-spans-generations/#.UbE6VuswOic


July 3, 2013 The Oregonian
MANY VETERANS SUFFERING FROM DISEASES LINKED TO MONSANTO'S AGENT ORANGE STILL CAN'T GET COMPENSATION http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2013/07/many_veterans_suffering_from_d.html


Global Research, January 2, 2014
 ▶ MONSANTO ROUNDUP: THE IMPACTS OF GLYPHOSATE HERBICIDE ON HUMAN HEALTH The foodstuffs of the Western diet, primarily grown by industrial agriculture, are increasingly being produced using a two-part system of engineered plant seeds and toxic chemical application. Consequences are most of the diseases and conditions associated with a Western diet, which include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-roundup-the-impacts-of-glyphosate-herbicide-on-human-health-pathways-to-modern-diseases/5342520

 

June 30, 2013 Nation of Change

EXTENSIVE RESEARCH SHOWS MONSANTO'S #1 SELLING HERBICIDE, ROUNDUP IS KILLING YOU http://www.nationofchange.org/extensive-research-shows-monsanto-s-1-selling-herbicide-roundup-killing-you-1372601505

 

                                                     WATCH

                        ROUNDUP: THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE 

NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S GMO "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP

                                          http://sco.lt/5bdPhx


Geoengineering Watch, February 15, 2015

▶ MONSANTO'S "ROUNDUP" AND ALUMINUM, A DEADLY COMBINATION : http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/monsantos-roundup-and-aluminum-a-deadly-combination/


 

UN, WHO PANEL CALLS HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS A 'GLOBAL THREAT'' http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997219112/un-who-panel-calls-hormone-disrupting-chemicals-a-global-threat

 

Institute of Science in Society, March 26, 2014
 ▶   GLYPHOSATE AND CANCER http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Glyphosate_and_Cancer.php

 

 Environmental working Group, April 18, 2014
▶  "EXTREME LEVELS" OF MONSANTO HERBICIDE ROUNDUP FOUND IN FOOD http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2014/04/extreme-levels-herbicide-roundup-found-food

 

       PESTICIDE OVERLOAD: 1.1 BILLION POUNDS USED PER YEAR...

  U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY REPORT: LATEST ESTIMATES OF PESTICIDE USE IN THE UNITED STATES http://epa.gov/oppfead1/cb/csb_page/updates/2011/sales-usage06-07.html

 

 July 23, 2013 RT News

FDA RAISES ALLOWABLE LEVELS OF MONSANTO PESTICIDES IN CROPS AND FOOD http://rt.com/usa/monsanto-glyphosate-roundup-epa-483/

 

July 8, 2013 American For America
EPA AND MONSANTO - RAISE 'ROUNDUP' GLYPHOSATE LIMITS... Toxic herbicide linked to serious health impacts – EPA puts Monsanto’s profits over public health http://www.americansforamerica.com/index.php/recent-posts/entry/epa-and-monsanto-raise-glyphosate-limits-really

 

                                                      WATCH
       "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?"
                      A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki

                                             http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

HOW BIOTECH CORPORATIONS AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://sco.lt/7OmezB

 

HOW GMO FOODS AFFECT HEALTH - GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET http://dailyhealthpost.com/how-gmo-foods-affect-health/#axzz2NCebcdtc

 

                                             BAN GMOs NOW

                    A Special Institute of Science In Society Report

                                          http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

May 22, 2013 Natural New
OVER 800 WORLD SCIENTISTS AGREE: GM CROPS ARE NOTHING SHORT OF A BIO-WAR ON OUR FOOD http://www.naturalnews.com/040447_GMO_biowar_food.html

 

Reuters, November 11, 2014
GMO BATTLES OVER 'SETTLED' SCIENCE FAR FROM OVER: SPURS NEW STUDY OF CROPS http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/11/us-gmo-science-idUSKCN0IV24C20141111

 

 Organic Connections, The Center For Food Safety
MONSANTO TRIES TO BIO-ENGINEER THE GMO DEBATE WITH "NATIVE" ADVERTISING  http://organicconnectmag.com/monsanto-tries-bioengineer-gmo-debate/

 

The Holmes Report, June 17, 2013

MONSANTO SEEKS PUBLIC RELATIONS COUNSEL AMID GLOBAL OPPOSITION TO THEIR PRODUCTS http://www.holmesreport.com/news-info/13560/Monsanto-Seeks-PR-Counsel-Amid-NGO-Opposition.aspx

 

July 1, 2013 The Cornucopia Institute

STATE OF FEVER: MONSANTO'S GMO POLICY INFECTING ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT  http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/07/state-of-fever-monsantos-gmo-policy-infecting-all-levels-of-government/

 

 ▶ OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : FAST-TRACKING APPROVALS, WAIVING REGULATIONS AND OVERSIGHT http://sco.lt/5uCx8b

 

Independent Science News, May 20, 2013
THE GOODMAN AFFAIR:  MONSANTO TARGETS THE HEART OF SCIENCE http://www.independentsciencenews.org/science-media/the-goodman-affair-monsanto-targets-the-heart-of-science/

 

ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE' PLANTS? http://sco.lt/6WMIBV

 

 

                       ▶ MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE ▶

        From Agent Orange to Saccharin To GMO Seed & Pesticides

CHEMICALS FOR FOOD,  AGRICULTURE, CONSUMER PRODUCTS & WAR http://sco.lt/5TGVDl

 

 

The Analyst Report, July 03, 2014
 -▶ MONSANTO'S INSIDIOUS' GMO FOOD AND ITS DARK CONNECTIONS TO THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX http://www.theanalystreport.net/2014/07/03/monsantos-insidious-gm0-food-and-its-dark-connections-to-the-military-industrial-complex/

 

Guardian Environment, June 23, 2014
INSECTICIDES PUT WORLD FOOD SUPPLIES AT RISK, SAY SCIENTISTS. Regulations on pesticides have failed to prevent poisoning of almost all habitats, international team of scientists concludes http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/24/insecticides-world-food-supplies-risk

 

28 March, 2013 Inter Press Service

USA PESTICIDE APPROVAL PROCESS "GRIEVOUSLY FLAWED"

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a key government regulator, may have been haphazardly approving thousands of pesticides for decades, some of which pose risks to both human and environmental health... http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/03/u-s-pesticide-approval-process-grievously-flawed/

 

PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/813dw1

 

Feb 2, 2013  - John Vidal, The Guardian -

IT'S HARD TO TRUST GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD WHEN IT IS IN THE GRIP OF A FEW GLOBAL GIANTS http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/03/gm-food-grip-global-giants

 

GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GMO INDUSTRY: CORPORATE HIJACKING OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3994750421/corporate-hijacking-of-food-and-agriculture-genetic-engineering-and-the-gmo-industry

 

 

                          OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET -

ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF


  -▶ MONSANTO PROPAGANDA INDOCTRINATING OUR KIDS TO GMOs

              The ABCs of GMOs : Brainwashing Kids With School Book

                                        http://sco.lt/7srA7V

                                     

                                              ---IMPORTANT  WATCH ---

                                  TYING PESTICIDES TO GMO CROPS

                                     (A Double Billion Dollar Bonanza)
WHAT ARE MONSANTO'S  "ROUNDUP READY" AND Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9hjy-CJlzbM

 

                                Center for Media and Democracy

                  MONSANTO : SOURCE WATCH - INFOGRAPHIC

                 http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Monsanto

 

March 21, 2013

US GOVERNMENT FUNDING BILL STRIPS FEDERAL COURTS OF THEIR POWER TO RULE OVER BIOTECH INDUSTRY AND GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD AND ANIMALS http://sco.lt/6kO2Xh

 

 July 16, 2013 Nation of Change

GROUNDBREAKING NEW STUDY LINKS GMO TO LEUKEMIA: WHEN WILL MONSANTO STOP LYING TO US? http://www.nationofchange.org/groundbreaking-new-study-links-gmo-leukemia-when-will-monsanto-stop-lying-us-1373984961

 

June 19, 2013 Xinhua News
NORTH AMERICAN CROPS FAILING WITH RELIANCE ON GM BIOTECHNOLOGIES  - STUDY http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/sci/2013-06/19/c_132467575.htm

 

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, June 17, 2013

AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDES SPARK BROAD BIODIVERSITY LOSS  http://www.nature.com/news/pesticides-spark-broad-biodiversity-loss-1.13214

 

30 YEARS OF GMO - GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PLANTS - 20 YEARS OF COMMERCIAL CULTIVATION IN THE U.S. - A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT http://sco.lt/5PYIM5

 

  ▶ WHY GENETIC MODIFICATION OF CROPS AND LIVESTOCK IS INHERENTLY UNCONTROLLABLE AND HAZARDOUS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3075683244/why-genetic-modification-of-crops-and-livestock-is-inherently-uncontrollable-and-hazardous

 

 

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                                  THE GMO PATENT MONOPOLY

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                                                   WATCH

               "SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY - Vandana Shiva

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1054461972/seeding-deep-democracy-vandana-shiva

 

 ▶ GMO GENE GIANTS STOCKPILING PATENTS ON LIFE
Nagoya, Japan -- Under the guise of developing “climate-ready” crops, the world’s largest seed and agrochemical corporations are filing hundreds of sweeping, multi-genome patents in a bid to control the world’s plant biomass, according to a report released by ETC Group http://www.etcgroup.org/fr/node/5220

 

The Associated Press Report:

MONSANTO''s  CONTROL OF GLOBAL SEED BUSINESS REVEALED - Corporate Ethics Watch International http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=15489

 

THE GMO SEED PATENT GAME: How Seed Companies Control GM Crop Research? - Scientific American http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/946593435/the-seed-patent-game-do-seed-companies-control-gm-crop-research-scientific-american

                               

THE GMO SEED CARTEL - HOW MONSANTO BIOTECH CARTEL MONOPOLIZES GLOBAL SEED MARKETS  http://sco.lt/6HigjJ

 

 Scientific American

DO SEED COMPANIES CONTROL GM CROP RESEARCH? http://sco.lt/7XugID

                                                   WATCH

              HOW MONSANTO IS TERRIFYING THE FARMING WORLD:

                            THE DEVIL IN THE SEEDS OF LIFE

                                           http://sco.lt/6wRNsv

 

Jan 18, 2012

THE GMO KILL - MONSANTO'S GMO PATENTED SEEDS WANT TO RULE THE WORLD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995255998/monsanto-s-gmo-patented-seeds-want-to-rule-the-world-the-gmo-kill

 

                            OUR 21ST CENTURY PATENTED LIFE

RE-ENGINEERING, PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF -- IS BIOTECH OUT OF CONTROL? http://sco.lt/4thM6j

 

MONSANTO PATENTED GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/5vrbyj

 

March 13, 2012 - Washington Post
ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS CALL FOR TIGHTER REGULATION OF 'EXTREME GENETIC ENGINEERING' http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/environmental-groups-call-for-tighter-regulation-of-extreme-genetic-engineering/2012/03/13/gIQAzKPZAS_story.html

 

 ▶ DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS? http://sco.lt/6jmb1l

 

 ▶ GENETIC MODIFICATION STRAINS OLD FOOD AND DRUG LAWS - HOW A FISH BECOMES A DRUG AND CORN A PEST http://sco.lt/6vynBp

 

 ▶ The Economic Times, November 25, 2013
AS OPPOSITION TO GM CROPS GROWS, COMPANIES ARE TURNING TO MUTANT BREEDING http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/agriculture/as-opposition-to-gm-grows-companies-are-turning-to-mutant-breeding/articleshow/26334154.cms

 

The ETC Group

THE NEW BIOMASSTERS - SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE NEXT ASSAULT ON BIODIVERSITY AND LIVELIHOODS www.etcgroup.org/content/new-biomassters

 

 ▶ THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD FOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

WHY IS OUR FOOD BEING MADE AND MODIFIED BY THE WORLD'S LARGEST PESTICIDE MANUFACTURERS? http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-defined/

 

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June 6, 2013 Internal Business News
‘ARMY OF LOBBYISTS' LED BY MONSANTO HELPED NEUTER #GMO LABELING LAW IN CONNECTICUT http://www.ibtimes.com/army-lobbyists-led-monsanto-helped-neuter-gmo-labeling-law-connecticut-1295489#

 

 July 13, 2013 Sustainable Pulse

US MILITARY, MONSANTO, TARGETING GMO ACTIVISTS AND INDEPENDENT SCIENTISTS, NEW INVESTIGATION http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/07/13/us-military-tracks-gmo-campaigners-and-independent-scientists-english-excluusive/#.UeY4nlPpiRR

 

 March 3, 2013

MONSANTO AND THE FDA: 2 CRIMES FAMILIES WORKING A TRILLION-DOLLAR HUSTLE  http://www.infowars.com/monsanto-and-the-fda-2-crimes-families-working-a-trillion-dollar-hustle/

 

   ▶ WHO AND WHAT IS THE MONSANTO CHEMICAL CORPORATION? http://www.naturalnews.com/023094_Monsanto_WHO_industry.html

 

 March 22, 2012 Axisoflogic.com

MONSANTO, A HALF-CENTURY OF HEALTH SCANDALS   http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_64376.shtml

 

 

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                        WHY SO LITTLE INDEPENDENTLY FUNDED,

                               PEER REVIEWED RESEARCH?

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                                                     WATCH

                      May 13, 2013 Moyers and Company - Full Show:

                "THE WAR ON SCIENCE AND TOXIC DIS-INFORMATION http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-the-toxic-politics-of-science/

 

June 19, 2013 Union of Concerned Scientists
CORPORATE COUNTERFEIT SCIENCE - BOTH WRONG AND DANGEROUS  http://blog.ucsusa.org/corporate-counterfeit-sciene-both-wrong-and-dangerous-152

 

May 18, 2013 Moyers and Company
"BLINDING US FROM SCIENCE" | Q&A http://billmoyers.com/2013/05/18/blinding-us-from-science/

 

                             CORPORATE-SPONSORED RESEARCH:

ARE UNIVERSITIES RESTRICTING SCIENTISTS' STUDY OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED SEEDS? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3996053783/corporate-sponsored-research-are-universities-restricting-scientists-study-of-genetically-modified-seeds

 

Independent Science News, May 20, 2013
THE GOODMAN AFFAIR:  MONSANTO TARGETS THE HEART OF SCIENCE http://www.independentsciencenews.org/science-media/the-goodman-affair-monsanto-targets-the-heart-of-science/

 

Mail Online, March 14, 2014
 ▶  SCIENTISTS HIDDEN LINKS TO THE GM FOOD GIANTS. Disturbing truth behind official report that said UK should forge on with Frankenfoods. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2581387/Scientists-hidden-links-GM-food-giants-Disturbing-truth-official-report-said-UK-forge-Frankenfoods.html

 

Environmental Health News, September 23, 2013
SPECIAL REPORT:  SCIENTISTS CRITICAL OF NEW EU CHEMICAL/PESTICIDE POLICY HAS INDUSTRY TIES, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST Seventeen scientists who have criticized plans in Europe to regulate endocrine-disrupting chemicals have past or current ties to regulated industries. An investigation by Environmental Health News reveals that of 18 toxicology journal editors who signed a controversial editorial, 17 have collaborated with the chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, tobacco, pesticide or biotechnology industries.

http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/eu-conflict

 

BASF’s UNIVERSITY JOB SPARKS GREEN FURTY OVER BIASED SCIENCE | EurActiv http://ow.ly/kMkHN

 

January 30, 2013 Greenpeace India -

MONSANTO'S GM CORN BIOSAFETY DATA QUESTIONED : Monsanto conducted the study and generated the biosafety data from its own labs in the USA. No independent research or study was conducted by our regulatory bodies before permitting these field trials.Greenpeace India  http://www.greenpeace.org/india/en/news/Monsantos-GM-corn-biosafety-data-raises-serious-questions/#.URHbH7ZBYDc.twitter

 

WHAT HAPPENS TO SCIENTISTS WHO SPEAK OUT AGAINST GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD & GLOBAL BIOTECHNOLOGY CARTEL?Immoral Maize: Extract from "Don't Worry, It's Safe to Eat" by Andrew Rowell 

http://www.powerbase.info/index.php/Immoral_Maize:_Extract_from_Don%27t_Worry,_It%27s_Safe_to_Eat_by_Andrew_Rowell

 

 Motley Fool, March 05, 2014

 -▶ GMOs AND ECOCIDE:  RENOWNED EXPERT SAYS GMOs POSE MORE RISK THAN WE THINK. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have the ability to cause "an irreversible termination of life at some scale, which could be the planet." says Nassim Taleb, distinguished professor of risk engineering at New York University http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/03/05/renowned-expert-gmos-pose-more-risk-than-we-think.aspx

 

Al Jazeera America, June 27, 2014

WHY 28 YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE THE EPA'S LAST CHEMICAL RISK REVIEW.  Tens of thousands of chemicals have not been reviewed by the EPA, and people are starting to ask questions http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/6/27/epa-chemical-regulation.html

 

April 23, 2013 Chicago Tribune

▶  FEDERAL LAW MAKES IT PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO BAN HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS - The 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, the only major environmental law that hasn't been updated since it was enacted, allows chemical manufacturers to skip evaluating the safety of their products before putting them on the market. http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=chemicals+in+your+body/

 

 

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                                              PESTICIDES & GMOs

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                                       INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

                                       BEYOND PESTICIDES
           PESTICIDE-INDUCED DISEASES DATA BASE -- CANCER
               http://www.beyondpesticides.org/health/cancer.php

 

 

  ▶ WHERE'S THE EPA OVERSIGHT?: THE 'BAIT AND SWITCH' SALES TACTIC OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1245995194/epa-oversight-the-bait-and-switch-sales-tactics-of-the-chemical-industry

 

 August 30, 2013 Treehugger
EPA SUED FOR FAILURE TO PROTECT SCHOOL CHILDREN FROM PESTICIDES http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/epa-sued-failure-protect-school-children-pesticides.html

 

NEW MIT STUDY QUESTIONS MONSANTO SAFETY CLAIMS FOR PESTICIDE ROUNDUP “GLYPHOSATE" IN OUR FOOD AND WATER
This effect, accord­ing to the researchers, can con­tribute to caus­ing or wors­en­ing “the dis­eases and con­di­tions asso­ci­ated with a Western diet which include gas­troin­testi­nal dis­or­ders, obe­sity, dia­betes, heart dis­ease, depres­sion, autism, infer­til­ity, can­cer and Alzheimer’s disease.”... http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/mit-study-questions-monsantos-safety-claims-for-roundup/#.Uc_BGevpiRQ

 

July 19, 2013 Global Possibilities

USDA RESEARCHERS CALL FOR SAFETY TESTING ON MONSANTO'S  NEW RNAi GMOs AND PESTICIDES http://www.globalpossibilities.org/usda-researchers-call-for-safety-testing-on-rnai-gmos-and-pesticides/

 

                                                 --- WATCH -

 "Don't miss this VIDEO, about the next wave of herbicide-tolerant crops from Monsanto-- will make Round-Up look benign"                            

                                      "DANGERS OF DICAMBA"

http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba

 

 

BEE DIE-OFF WORSENING  - GMO SEEDS/PESTICIDES SNEAKED INTO CONSUMER MARKETS - UNLABELLED http://sco.lt/6Lakl7

 

                                                            PHOTOS
                             On The Wing Photography, May 21, 2014
              WHEN ALL THE HIVES COLLAPSE WHERE WILL WE BEE? http://onthewingphotography.com/wings/2014/05/21/when-all-the-hives-collapse-where-will-we-bee/

 

                                       BATTLE FOR THE BEES:

TENS OF MILLIONS OF DYING BEE RAISE ALARM FOR HUMANS - EUROPE BANS PESTICIDE http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

                                 SILENCING THE SCIENTIST:

                  TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA

                               ALTRAZINE AND ECOCIDE

                                   http://sco.lt/8N2Lfl

 

 June 27, 2013 The Independent
SCORPION PESTICIDE TEST GOES AHEAD: BIOTECH SCIENTISTS UNDETERRED BY FRESH EVIDENCE ABOUT POTENCY OF VIRUS http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/scorpion-pesticide-test-goes-ahead-scientists-undeterred-by-fresh-evidence-about-potency-of-virus-1425322.html

 

REVERSING THE BURDEN OF PROOF: MORE THAN 80,000 CHEMICALS PERMITTED FOR USE IN THE U.S. HAVE NEVER BEEN FULLY TESTED FOR TOXICITY TO HUMANS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/24/safe-chemicals-act-flame-retardants_n_1699384.html

 

Al Jazeera America, June 27, 2014

WHY 28 YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE THE EPA'S LAST CHEMICAL RISK REVIEW.  Tens of thousands of chemicals have not been reviewed by the EPA, and people are starting to ask questions http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/6/27/epa-chemical-regulation.html

                       

                                            A MUST WATCH

                              MONSANTO: A DOCUMENTARY

                     HOW MONSANTO CONTROLS FARMERS

               http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omtYlsG1P5U

 

                            

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                                                  YOUR HEALTH

                                        ====================

 

OutsideOnline, May 12, 2014

YOUR FOOD IS POISONING YOU http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/bodywork/performance-plate/Your-Food-Is-Poisoning-You.html

 

 March 7, 2013 Huffington Post

CHEMICAL CREEP: HOW TOXIC CHEMICALS ARE SNEAKING INTO YOUR FOOD AND YOUR BODY  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/07/toxic-chemicals-food-body_n_2829270.html

 

 ▶ EXPOSURE TO CHEMICALS IN FOOD - BREAST CANCER. ORG http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3869561061/exposure-to-chemicals-in-food-breast-cancer-org

 

  ▶ TOXIC AMERICA - WHO MAKES THE BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS FLOWING THROUGH THE U.S. ECONOMY EVERY YEAR? http://sco.lt/77eC4f

 

 ▶ THE MALE INFERTILITY TIME BOMB:  MEN'S SPERM COUNT FALLING - GMOs, CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT http://sco.lt/7cuRIP

 

 

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                GLOBAL DOMINATION, TRADE & MANIPULATIONS

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 ▶ USA TO START 'TRADE WARS' WITH NATIONS OPPOSED TO MONSANTO, GMO CROPS http://sco.lt/52rirp


July 22, 2013 EcoWatch

MILLIONS AGAINST MONSANTO AND THE DANGEROUS NEW SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS http://ecowatch.com/2013/millions-against-monsanto-road-victory/

 

  ▶ THRU THE BACK DOOR: MEGA BIOTECH GIANTS USE NEW USA-EU TRADE DEAL TO DESTROY GMO SAFEGUARDS | http://sco.lt/8E3Xsn

 

March 14, 2013

NEW US GOVT "MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT" CONFIRMS MONSANTO POWER OVER US GOVERNMENT  http://ow.ly/iXRqG

 

The Asian Age, June 18, 2014
 -▶ INDIA'S NEW CORPORATE GOVERNMENT AND THE POWER OF MONSANTO AND THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY.  Intelligence agencies are supposed to protect the safety and security of a nation and its citizens from external threats. Tragically, we now have a report from the Intelligence Bureau that promotes the very foreign interests that are threatening our seed and food sovereignty, the livelihood of our farmers and the health of our citizens. The IB report, which was commissioned by the UPA government but submitted to the newly elected NDA government, blindly promotes genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are the source of genetically modified foods. http://www.asianage.com/columnists/generously-motivated-526

 

 RT USA, June 10, 2014
USA PRESSURES EL SALVADOR TO BUY MONSANTO'S GMO SEEDS IF THEY WANT FINANCIAL AID http://rt.com/usa/165128-us-pressures-salvador-monsanto-gmo/

 

 ▶ SHAMEFUL: GLOBAL BIOTECH CARTEL GANGS UP ON AFRICAN PRESS URGING THEM TO PROMOTE GMOs  http://sco.lt/8ToGbR

 

March 11, 2013 - Digital Journal

MONSANTO THREATENS LAWSUIT AGAINST EUROPEAN FOOD SAFETY AUTHORITY  http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/345386

 

Food Democracy Now, October 11, 2013
MEXICO JUDGE RULES THAT GMOs ARE IMMINENT THREAT - BANS MONSANTO'S GMO CORN http://fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2013/oct/11/breaking_mexico_judge_rules_that_GMOs_are_threat/

 

UN-FAO: "GMOs IN THE PIPELINE.  LOOKING TO THE NEXT FIVE YEARS IN the crop, forestry, livestock, aquaculture and agro-industry sectors in developing countries" http://www.fao.org/biotech/biotech-forum/en/

 

March 18, 2013 -
US SENATORS TRY TO STRIKE THE SNEAKED IN  "MONSANTO RIDER" WAIVING LIABILITIES, REGULATIONS FOR GMO GIANT http://foodpoisoningbulletin.com/2013/senators-try-to-strike-monsanto-rider/

 

 May 31, 2013 Down To Earth, India
INDIA: STAGE SET FOR GM CROPS - INDIA'S MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT http://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/stage-set-gm-crops

The BRAI Bill overrides states’ authority over agriculture and health. It envisages only an advisory role for the states in the form of a state biotechnology regulatory advisory committee. The committee has no powers to enable the state to take any decision on introduction of modern biotechnology...http://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/stage-set-gm-crops

 

 

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                  CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF WORLD FOOD SUPPLY

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THE GLOBAL CONTROL OF FOOD, COUNTRIES AND POPULATIONS http://sco.lt/4kuXlB

 

THE CORPORATE TAKE-OVER OF AFRICAN FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/5cAkpF

 

Forbes, October 2, 2013

MONSANTO BUYS CLIMATE CORP FOR $1 BILLION TO UNDERWRITE AGRICULTURE WEATHER INSURANCE SUBSIDISED BY USA GOVT http://www.forbes.com/sites/bruceupbin/2013/10/02/monsanto-buys-climate-corp-for-930-million/

 

June 21, 2013 Mail Online
WHY DID THE UK TORY MINISTERS CHANGE THEIR TUNE ON GM FOOD? THE SECRET SUMMIT OF THE BIOTECH LOBBY GIANTS http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2346246/Why-did-Tories-change-tune-GM-food-We-expose-secret-summit-slick-lobbyists-bio-tech-giants-seduced-willing-Ministers.html

 

Feb 25, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business | Guardian Professional

OUR GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DANGEROUSLY OUT OF CONTROL, WHAT ARE THE SOLUTIONS?  http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/fairtrade-report-treatment-smallholder-farmers

 

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE GMOs - A MOTHER'S VOICE SPEAKS OUT ON CORPORATE BETRAYAL OF TRUST - Tracy Madlener http://sco.lt/9Dv6VF

 

 June 25, 2013 AlterNet
RESEARCH SHOWS THAT MONSANTO'S BIG CLAIMS FOR GMO FOOD ARE PROBABLY WRONG http://www.alternet.org/food/why-monsanto-wrong-about-gm-crop-promises

 

June 28, 2013 Grist
WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD, TECHNOLOGY WON'T SAVE US http://grist.org/food/when-it-comes-to-food-technology-wont-save-us/

 

June 21, 2013 Inspired Bites

GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD WAS A 'BRILLIANT' BUSINESS MODEL, BUT WILL BE BECOME OBSOLETE? http://blogs.prevention.com/inspired-bites/2013/06/21/why-genetically-modified-food-was-a-brilliant-business-model/


                                               ▶  WATCH 

  

 2.    "FOOD INC." (2008) Obama, USDA promote and foster this stranglehold on our food supply by the global biotech food cartel ?http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3732889325/watch-again-food-inc-2008-and-obama-usda-promote-and-foster-this

3.    A SYSTEM BASED ON PROFITS IS UNSUSTAINABLE ....Vandana Shiva on Industrial Agriculture http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1614565249/a-system-based-on-profits-is-unsustainable-vandana-shiva-on-industrial-agriculture

4.    "SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY - Vandana Shiva http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1054461972/seeding-deep-democracy-vandana-shiva

5.     BEST VIDEOS countering the enormous corporate political power and propaganda of the BIOTECH FOOD industry http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3601262367/best-videos-countering-the-enormous-corporate-political-power-and-propaganda-of-the-biotech-food-industry

 

May 2013 National Geographic

THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZER

If we don’t watch out, agriculture could destroy our planet. Here’s how to grow all the food we need with fewer chemicals.

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/05/fertilized-world/charles-text

 

 

                                          ERADICATING ECOCIDE:

      WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                             http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 


pdjmoo's insight:

 

                               ▶▶   RESOURCES, VIDEOS  ▶▶

 

▶ MUCH MORE ON PESTICIDES AND CHEMICALS IN FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?page=1&q=chemicals


 ▶ GOOD WEBSITE: GMWatch/LobbyWatch: Portal - Powerbase http://www.spinprofiles.org/index.php/GM_Watch:_Portal

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The World According to Monsanto is Not the One We Want to Live In.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, February 5, 2014 7:11 AM

We need to know what agribusinesses like Monsanto are planning for our food future so we can stop them and avoid the damage. Watch this video.

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2,4-D "Agent Orange" weed killer in your food, in the environment and in your body?

2,4-D "Agent Orange" weed killer in your food, in the environment and in your body? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

                                                 VIDEO REPORT
                                     PBS Newshour, March 05, 105
        THE DEADLY TOXIC LEGACY OF MONSANTO'S "AGENT ORANGE"
Fifty years since the first major American combat unit was deployed to Vietnam, the lethal legacies of war still haunt generations of civilians in that country. Special correspondent Mike Cerre, who served in that conflict, reports from Danang about some Americans who have returned in hopes of making a difference.

Agent Orange, the defoliant used extensively by the American military during the war, contains dioxin, a dangerous compound believed to cause birth defects and cancers in Vietnamese families and American veterans. "We’re seeing more and more of the genetic results of Agent Orange. These two boys are third-generation victims. And I see it in our own veterans’ families back in the U.S. The problems have been skipping generations. Grandchildren and now great-grandchildren are being born with problems as a result of the genetic issue with Agent Orange."

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/50-years-veterans-find-healing-returning-vietnam-help/


Huffington Post Green  May 04 2015T

▶ THEY ARE BIOCIDES, NOT PESTICIDES AND THEY ARE CREATING AN ECOCIDE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-kimbrell/they-are-biocides-not-pesticides-_b_7205586.html


 Motley Fool, March 05, 2014

 -▶ GMOs AND ECOCIDE:  RENOWNED EXPERT SAYS GMOs POSE MORE RISK THAN WE THINK. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have the ability to cause "an irreversible termination of life at some scale, which could be the planet." says Nassim Taleb, distinguished professor of risk engineering at New York University http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/03/05/renowned-expert-gmos-pose-more-risk-than-we-think.aspx


Thepeoplesvoice, August 20, 2012
 ▶   AGENT ORANGE: A DEADLY LEGACY - COMING TO YOUR FOOD

  http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/Voices.php/2012/08/20/agent-orange-a-deadly-legacy#more22326


The Independent, August 12, 2012

VIETNAM:  THE TERRIBLE LEGACY OF MONSANTO'S AGENT ORANGE HERBICIDE (NOW IN YOUR FOOD) http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/the-terrible-legacy-of-agent-orange-8034869.html


July 14, 2013 Wake Up World
 ▶   WARNING: GENETICALLY MODIFIED 'AGENT ORANGE CORN' COMING SOON TO A PLATE NEAR YOU http://wakeup-world.com/2013/07/14/warning-genetically-modified-agent-orange-corn-coming-soon-to-a-plate-near-you/


August, 9, 2013 Ecowatch
▶   MONSANTO'S #GMO 'AGENT ORANGE' CROPS PLANTED IN NORTH DAKOTA BEFORE APPROVAL  http://ecowatch.com/2013/monsanto-gmo-agent-orange-crops-north-dakota/


July 13, 2013 Sustainable Pulse
 ▶   THE SINISTER MONSANTO GROUP: 'AGENT ORANGE' TO GENETICALLY MODIFIED CORN http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/07/13/the-sinister-monsanto-group-agent-orange-to-genetically-modified-corn/#.UeN6flPpiRQ


Sustainable Pulse, December 19, 2014
-▶ FOOD SAFETY EXPERTS SLAM USDA OVER 'DICAMBA' GM CROPS

  http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/12/15/food-safety-experts-slam-usda-dicamba-gm-crops/#.VJcfAkChkII


                                        VIDEO REPORT
                                  France 24, APRIL 16, 2015
VIETNAM WAR VICTIM BRINGS AGENT ORANGE MAKERS TO COURT: HORRIFYING DEFORMITIES STILL MANIFESTING IN FAMILIES http://www.france24.com/en/20150416-vietnam-agent-orange-us-chemical-companies-trial-france/


tuoitrenews, April 16, 2015

DOCUMENTARY FILM ON VIETNAM'S AGENT ORANGE VICTIMS SCREENED IN FRANCE http://tuoitrenews.vn/lifestyle/27498/documentary-film-on-vietnams-agent-orange-victims-screened-in-france


Food & Water Watch, September 18, 2014

-▶ APPROVAL OF 2,4-D PESTICIDE TOLERANT CROPS SPEEDS UP AGRICHEMICAL TREADMILL  http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/pressreleases/approval-of-24-d-tolerant-crops-speeds-up-agrichemical-treadmill/


▶  2,4-D :THE NEXT "ROUNDUP" GENERATION.....Michael Pollan: "Don't miss this VIDEO, about the next wave of herbicide-tolerant crops from Monsanto-- will make Round-Up look benign"
                                            -▶  WATCH  -▶ 

                                DANGERS OF 2,4-D DICAMBA

           http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba


THE CHILD VICTIMS OF AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE POISONING - PESTICIDE INDUSTRY DISMISSIVE  http://sco.lt/8KO8GH


Environmental Working Group, June 02, 2014
2,4-D HERBICIDE & GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS http://www.ewg.org/24D

 

GRAIN, May 26, 2014
▶ 2,4-D SOY:  WAGING WAR ON PEASANTS  Global attempts by Dow AgroSciences to gain approval for new genetically-modified soybean varieties resistant to the herbicide 2,4-D have become particularly aggressive in recent months. Simultaneous applications have been filed in several of the countries where genetically engineered crops (GE or transgenic crops or GMOs) were introduced in the 1990s.
   The push for approval of new transgenics is part of a broader strategy by agribusiness to make the world’s farms increasingly dependent on its toxic herbicides, thus increasing the profits it derives from selling these chemicals. The current situation is a rerun of the 1990s’ introduction of Roundup Ready (glyphosate-resistant) crops, only this time the herbicides in question are much more toxic. These weed-killers have been around for a longer time and the case for their hazardousness to human health and the environment has been well documented. http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4945-2-4-d-soy-waging-war-on-peasants


 Truthout, January 08, 2014
 ▶ USDA MOVES TO APPROVE "AGENT ORANGE" GMO SEEDS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/21069-usda-moves-to-approve-agent-orange-gmo-seeds


Living on Earth, October 31, 2014
AGENT ORANGE-RELATED HERBICIDE APPROVED FOR GMO CROPS:  EPA SUED http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=14-P13-00044&segmentID=3


Common Dreams, September 18, 2014
-▶ USDA's GREENLIGHTING OF 'AGENT ORANGE' CORN AND SOYBEANS SPARKS CONDEMNATION http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/09/18/usdas-greenlighting-agent-orange-crops-sparks-condemnation


September 11, 2012 - World Environment News

▶  DOW WANTS FAST TRACKING TO INTRODUCE TOXIC, MORE POWERFUL, PESTICIDE. A U.S. farmer group on Tuesday dropped its opposition to efforts by Dow AgroSciences to roll out a new biotech crop system in exchange for some concessions by Dow, including help investigating any accidental crop damage.... http://planetark.org/wen/66513


Digital Journal, March 10, 2014

-▶ AS DOW SEEKS GROWTH, NEW ENLIST CROP AND CHEMICALS SEEN AS KEY. Dow pegs the market opportunity for Enlist at about $1 billion. (How Interesting they make no mention of toxic impact of required pesticides on environment and human health) http://www.digitaljournal.com/business/business/as-dow-seeks-growth-new-enlist-crop-chemicals-seen-as-key/article/375455


Nation of Change, March 26, 2014

DOW: THE OTHER MONSANTO http://www.nationofchange.org/dow-other-monsanto-1395841065


June 4, 2013 Japan Times

MONSANTO'S AGENT ORANGE LIES THEN, AND NOW: Toxic legacy crosses continents, spans generations http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2013/06/04/issues/okinawa-bacteria-toxic-legacy-crosses-continents-spans-generations/#.UbE6VuswOic


July 14, 2013 The Hindu
 ▶   DOW, MONSANTO ORDERED TO PAY AGENT ORANGE VICTIMS - U.S. FIRMS DENY RESPONSIBILITY http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-international/dow-monsanto-ordered-to-pay-agent-orange-victims/article4913976.ece


Off The Grid News, July 16, 2015
▶  MONSANTO MUST PAY $93 MILLION AFTER POISONING USA TOWN WITH AGENT ORANGE  http://www.offthegridnews.com/alternative-health/monsanto-must-pay-93-million-after-poisoning-town/


July 3, 2013 The Oregonian
 ▶   MANY VETERANS SUFFERING FROM DISEASES LINKED TO MONSANTO'S AGENT ORANGE STILL CAN'T GET COMPENSATION http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2013/07/many_veterans_suffering_from_d.html


The Diplomat, July 04, 2014

MONSANTO'S AGENT ORANGE LEGACY: THE SCOURGE OF VIETNAM Decades after the Vietnam War, victims wither away with scant efforts being made to tackle the deadly chemicals manufactured by Monsanto and Dow Chemical http://thediplomat.com/2014/07/agent-orange-legacy-scourges-vietnam/


August 7, 2012 Make Agent Orange History
VIETNAM STILL CLEANING UP AGENT ORANGE, 37 YEARS AFTER VIETNAM WAR http://makeagentorangehistory.org/the-vietnamese-ministry-of-defense-the-u-s-agency-for-international-development-usaid-to-launch-a-project-to-clean-up-dioxin-in-da-nang-vietnam/


Investigative Reporting Workshop, December 21, 2012

WHITE HOUSE STALLS CRITICAL EPA REPORT HIGHLIGHTING CHEMICAL DANGERS TO CHILDREN - AMID FIERCE OPPOSITION FROM CHEMICAL INDUSTRY A landmark Environmental Protection Agency report concluding that children exposed to toxic substances can develop learning disabilities, asthma and other health problems has been sidetracked indefinitely amid fierce opposition from the chemical industry.

America’s Children and the Environment, Third Edition, is a sobering analysis of the way in which pollutants build up in children’s developing bodies and the damage they can inflict.... http://investigativereportingworkshop.org/investigations/toxic-influence/story/white-house-stalls-critical-epa-report-highlightin/


The Independent, April 16, 2015
SHARKS AND EXOTIC FISH DIE AFTER TEXAS AQUARIUM TANK IS TREATED FOR PARASITES WITH PESTICIDES http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/sharks-and-exotic-fish-die-after-texas-aquarium-tank-is-treated-for-parasite-with-chemicals-10180260.html


                                       INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

                      SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING

          LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION

                                       http://sco.lt/8iunRp


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                            OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET

ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED EXCEPT THE TOXIC BT CORN

                                            http://sco.lt/9Lh4iX

        

                            BAN GMOs NOW - SPECIAL REPORT

                                   Institute of Science in Society

                                                  @ISISscience

                                                http://sco.lt/5CPilt


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100Reporters, January 16, 2015
INVESTIGATION SPARKS DOCUMENTARY COVERAGE OF PESTICIDE http://100r.org/2015/01/100reporters-investigation-sparks-documentary-coverage-of-pesticide/


-▶ EPA OVERSIGHT?: THE 'BAIT AND SWITCH' SALES TACTIC OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://100r.org/2012/02/epa-oversight-weighing-the-parts-ignoring-the-whole/


▶   MONSANTO'S INSECTICIDE "ROUNDUP" LINKED TO PARKINSON'S, INFERTILITY AND CANCERS http://sco.lt/4pt9tJ

 

ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE PLANTS'? THE CONNECTION BETWEEN GMO AND TOXIC PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/7QbnCz


             

                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

BEE-KILLING CHEMICALS LURK INSIDE YOUR FOOD: AGROCHEMICALS THREAT TO WILD BEES, FOOD SECURITY AND BIODIVERSITY  http://sco.lt/8mGvg1


May 17, 2013 Natural News

YOU EAT THIS POISON: SYSTEMIC PESTICIDES ARE PENETRATING DEEP INTO PLANT TISSUES, DESTROYING BEETLES, TREES, BEES AND HUMAN HORMONES http://www.naturalnews.com/040377_systemic_pesticides_bee_populations_hormones.html


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MONSANTO'S TOXIC HERBICIDE "ROUNDUP" GLYPHOSATE HORMONE INHIBITOR IN OUR FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/5IGifZ


Global Research, January 2, 2014

 ▶ MONSANTO ROUNDUP: BIG AG PESTICIDES AND  THE IMPACTS OF GLYPHOSATE HERBICIDE ON HUMAN HEALTH
The foodstuffs of the Western diet, primarily grown by industrial agriculture, are increasingly being produced using a two-part system of engineered plant seeds and toxic chemical application. Consequences are most of the diseases and conditions associated with a Western diet, which include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-roundup-the-impacts-of-glyphosate-herbicide-on-human-health-pathways-to-modern-diseases/5342520



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PESTICIDE CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/813dw1

 

 ▶ PESTICIDE LOBBY SPENDS MILLIONS TO DEFEND CHEMICALS TIED TO BEE DEATH AND HUMAN HEALTH  http://sco.lt/8nhcsT


                                              --- WATCH ---

                         A Must see VIDEO for all. Genetist Dr. David Suzuki 

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

             "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?"

                                           http://sco.lt/5n6cuP


May 15, 2013 Lifewise
 -▶ BIOTECH'S NEXT BIG DISASTER: SEEDS THAT EMIT MULTIPLE PESTICIDES http://southweb.org/lifewise/biotechs-next-big-disaster-seeds-that-emit-multiple-pesticides/

 

 May 11, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife

 -▶ CONSERVATION GROUP SEEKS ASSURANCE THAT WILD BIRD SEED PRODUCTS ARE PESTICIDE (AND GMO) FREE http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free/



 -▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3



 -▶ POLITICAL CORRUPTION:  MONSANTO AND ITS INFLUENCE OVER GOVERNMENTS WORLDWIDE http://sco.lt/51FzRx


                                                 AFRICA - SOLD:

OBAMA PUTS BIG 6 CHEMICAL AG GMO GIANTS IN CHARGE OF "ENDING HUNGER" IN AFRICA http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1837261743/africa-sold-obama-puts-big-6-chemical-gmo-giants-in-charge-of-ending-hunger-in-africa



                           MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE

From Chemical Warfare to Saccharin to GE Seed, Killer Pesticides & Pharmaceutical... http://sco.lt/80C7fd



                                                     WATCH

            THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)

                     The Leader of the Global Biotech Chemical Cartel

                                         http://sco.lt/7wFWFN




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 ▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

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The long, disastrous effects of "Agent Orange" continue to afflict Vietnam veterans and their families.  The defoliant may harm others, too, since components of the weed killer are often found in popular pesticides and herbicides used in gardens and on farms.  A chilling report that can't be ignored.  Aloha, Russ.

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MARKETING ADDICTION: The Covert War Between Corn and Sugar Industries to Keep You Hooked. Diabetes, Obesity, Ill-Health

MARKETING ADDICTION: The Covert War Between Corn and Sugar  Industries to Keep You Hooked. Diabetes, Obesity, Ill-Health | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

New York Times, February 11, 2014

▶  RIVAL INDUSTRIES SWEET-TALK THE PUBLIC

Court documents show that the corn refinery and sugar industries spent millions to enlist academics and lobbying groups to support a secret public relations war over the market for sweeteners... http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/12/business/rival-industries-sweet-talk-the-public.html?ref=ericlipton&_r=0

WASHINGTONThe corn refinery and sugar industries, bitter rivals in the manufacture of billions of dollars’ worth of sweeteners for sodas and other high-calorie foods, covertly funded dueling nonprofit groups in Washington in a multiyear effort to grab market share, while also stoking fears among consumers about possible health risks, court records made public in a federal lawsuit between the two parties show.

The lawsuit, which has brought hundreds of pages of secret corporate emails and strategy documents into the public domain, demonstrates how Washington-based groups and academic experts frequently become extensions of corporate lobbying campaigns as rival industries use them to try to inflict damage on their competitors or defend their reputations against such assaults...


HuffPost Living, April 01, 2015
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUGAR AND HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/01/high-fructose-corn-syrup-vs-sugar_n_6986322.html


Newsweek, June 27, 2014
▶ REPORT:  THE SUGAR LOBBY THREATENS ORGANIZATIONS, BURIES SCIENCE ON HEALTH EFFECTS http://www.newsweek.com/report-sugar-lobby-threatens-organizations-buries-science-health-effects-256529


Nation of Change, May 08, 2014
▶  SUGAR-COATED SCIENCE:  FOOD INDUSTRY USES DECEPTIVE MARKETING TO HIDE ADDED SUGAR http://www.nationofchange.org/sugar-coated-science-food-industry-uses-deceptive-marketing-hide-added-sugar-1399562309


 Union of Concerned Scientists
▶  2014 REPORT: ADDED SUGAR, SUBTRACTED SCIENCE:  HOW INDUSTRY OBSCURES SCIENCE AND UNDERMINES PUBLIC HEALTH http://www.ucsusa.org/center-for-science-and-democracy/sugar-industry-undermines-public-health-policy.html


Guardian, February 12, 2013

- ▶ FOOD AND DRINK COMPANIES UNDERMINING PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY, SAY SCIENTISTS http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/feb/12/food-drink-alcohol-health-regulation


Mother Nature Network, April 11, 2015
12 TIPS FOR KICKING THE REFINED SUGAR HABIT

http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/12-tips-for-kicking-the-refined-sugar-habit


HuffPost, March 13, 2015
DOCUMENTS REVEAL SUGAR INDUSTRY INFLUENCED NATIONAL HEALTH POLICY IN EFFORTS TO DIRECT MEDICAL RESEARCH http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/13/sugar-industry-tobacco-industry_n_6855786.html


ISIS, UK

▶  INDUSTRIAL FRUCTOSE AND OVEREATING - FUELING THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC  http://www.i-sis.org.uk


TakePart, March 12, 2015
KIDS' 'FRUIT' DRINKS MAY HAVE MORE SUGAR THAN SODA AND PARENT'S DON'T REALIZE IT. Marketing is tricking consumers into thinking non-carbonated beverages are healthy http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/03/12/sugar-kids-favorite-fruit-drinks


The Mind Unleashed, June 20, 2014
-▶  HARVARD SCIENTIST URGES PEOPLE TO STOP DRINKING SUGAR-LADEN "LOW-FAT" MILK http://themindunleashed.org/2014/06/harvard-scientist-urges-people-stop-drinking-low-fat-milk.html

 

                                             VIDEO REPORT

                                  March 8, 2013 CBC News

SUGAR INDUSTRY'S SECRET DOCUMENTS ECHO TOBACCO TACTICS http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2013/03/08/f-vp-crowe-big-sugar.html


Mother Jones, November/December 2012
- ▶ BIG SUGAR'S SWEET LITTLE LIES. How the industry kept scientists from asking: Does sugar kill? http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2012/10/sugar-industry-lies-campaign


                                                   VIDEO REPORT

                                                     PBS Newshour
IN EL SALVADOR, TOOTH DECAY EPIDEMIC BLAMED ON SODAS AND JUNK FOOD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Afal3cINl1U


New York Times, December 22, 2014
- SUGAR SEASON. IT'S EVERYWHERE, AND ADDICTIVE http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/12/23/opinion/sugar-season-its-everywhere-and-addictive.html?referrer=&_r=2


HuffPost Green, January 05, 2015
- YOUR SUGAR MIGHT BE MADE WITH ANIMAL BONES. SORRY, VEGANS  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/29/sugar-vegan-bone-char-yikes_n_6391496.html


BBC, September 18, 2014
- THIS IS HOW THE SUGAR AND SODA INDUSTRY RESPOND TO OVERWHWHELMING FACTS THAT THEY ARE DESTROYING OUR HEALTH

  http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-29252001


May 14, 2013 Center for Food Safety

▶  BEST PUBLIC RELATIONS MONEY CAN BUY - A GUIDE TO FOOD INDUSTRY FRONT GROUPS http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/blog/2212/best-public-relations-money-can-buy--a-guide-to-food-industry-front-groups?utm_content=buffer70f8f


The Guardian, November 21, 2014
-▶  LARGEST AMERICAN INDIAN RESERVATION APPROVE JUNK-FOOD, SODA TAX TO FIGHT RAMPANT OBESITY AND DIABETES. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/nov/21/navajo-nation-indian-reservation-junk-food-tax


Grist, November 21, 2014
- HEY BIG SODA, STOP TARGETING BLACK AND LATINO KIDS  http://grist.org/list/hey-big-soda-stop-targeting-black-and-latino-kids/


Food Marketing Workgroup

▶  THE MOST HEAVILY ADVERTISED FOODS TO KIDS ARE SUGARY CEREALS, FAST FOODS, AND SUGARY DRINKS http://www.foodmarketing.org/category/wall-of-shame/


TakePart, January 07, 2015
HERE'S WHY JUNK FOOD MARKETING TO KIDS IS ABOUT TO BE ON A SUGAR HIGH http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/01/07/heres-why-junk-food-marketing-kids-about-be-sugar-high


TreeHugger, February 17, 2014
-▶ ORANGE JUICE? THAT'S LIKE DRINKING SODA FOR BREAKFAST - NOT WHAT YOU THINK http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/if-you-think-orange-juice-healthy-its-time-reconsider.html


Guardian, November 06, 2014
-▶  USA - COULD BERKELEY'S SODA TAX BE A MODEL FOR TACKLING OBESITY ACROSS AMERICA? http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/nov/06/could-berkeleys-soda-tax-be-a-model-for-tackling-obesity-across-america


Nation of Change, February 17, 2014

CALIFORNIA LAWMAKERS PROPOSE SOFT DRINK WARNING LABELS, INDUSTRY PUSHES BACK http://www.nationofchange.org/california-lawmakers-propose-soft-drink-warning-labels-industry-pushes-back-1392650963


University of California, San Francisco October 16, 2014
STUDY:  REGULAR CONSUMPTION OF SUGAR-SWEETENED SODA ACCELERATES CELLULAR AGING http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2014/10/119431/sugared-soda-consumption-cell-aging-associated-new-study


                                                          VIDEO
                                        LIKE COKE OR PEPSI? 

                   WAIT UNTIL YOU HEAR WHAT THEY'RE DOING
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIjHQglXC7Y


July 5, 2013 Grist
 - ▶ PEPSI:  CANCER FOR A NEW GENERATION http://grist.org/news/pepsi-cancer-for-a-new-generation/

/Fructose_and_Overeating.php


CBS News, July 10, 2013
NO, ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS ARE NOT SAFE EITHER : DON'T BUY THE HYPE http://www.cbsnews.com/news/artificial-sweeteners-could-lead-to-obesity-diabetes/


                               56 NAMES FOR SUGAR: Robert Lustig: http://celebrityweightlosstips.com/robert-lustig-56-names-for-sugar/


Waking Times, November 10, 2014
▶ RUMSFELD & MONSANTO TEAM UP TO BRING YOU NEURO-TOXIC ASPARTAME & SPLENDA  http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/11/10/rumsfeld-monsanto-team-bring-neuro-toxic-splenda/


Alpha Minds
▶  TOP CHILDREN'S VITAMINS FULL OF ASPARTAME, GMOs & HARMFUL CHEMICALS http://www.minds.com/blog/view/167632/top-children%

 

Treehugger, January 29, 2014

▶  THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER BAKE WITH 'SPLENDA' http://www.treehugger.com/health/baking-and-cooking-splenda-releases-carcinogens-food.html


September 5, 2013 Scientific American
▶  TRICKING TASTE BUDS BUT NOT THE BRAIN:   ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS CHANGE BRAIN'S PLEASURE RESPONSE TO SWEETS http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/mind-guest-blog/2013/09/05/tricking-taste-buds-but-not-the-brain-artificial-sweeteners-changes-brains-pleasure-response-to-sweet/

 

                                              VIDEO PREVIEW:
EXPOSING THE BITTER TRUTH ABOUT SUGAR AND AMERICA'S OBESITY & DIABETES EPIDEMIC http://www.takepart.com/video/2014/04/15/fed-up-trailer


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                   COCA-COLA vs PEPSI AND THE SODA BUSINESS

                                                http://sco.lt/7x6Spt


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WHAT IS HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP? http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/high-fructose-corn-syrup/


 June 8, 2013 Digital Journal  

-▶ STUDY:  HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP IS AS ADDICTIVE AS COCAINE http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/351810


August 2, 2013 Take Part

-▶ YOPLAIT YOGURT DROPS GMO HI-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, BUT STILL NOT HEALTHY http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/08/02/yoplait-even-without-corn-syrup-still-not-healthy

 

▶  HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP: THE OBESITY, DIABETES EPIDEMIC http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/high-fructose-corn-syrup/


May 2, 2013 - Beekeeperic

FEEDING BEES GMO PESTICIDE-LADEN CORN SYRUP WEAKENS IMMUNE SYSTEM AND HONEY BEE HEALTH - SO WHAT'S IT DOING TO YOU?  http://www.beekeepereric.com/?p=307

 

                                               VIDEO (7:13)
                                  "BIG FOOD" And Addiction
                   Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity

                  http://www.yaleruddcenter.org/news.aspx?id=403

 

                                     INFOGRAPH PDF DOWNLOAD
                                         BIG FOOD MARKETING:

                            HOW COMPANIES REACH KIDS & TEENS
http://www.yaleruddcenter.org/resources/upload/docs/news/Big-Food/Big-Food_Marketing.pdfBig-Food_Marketing.pdf


May 6, 2013 Wall Street journal
- ▶ "MONSTER" CAFFEINATED ENERGY DRINK SUED BY SAN FRANCISCO FOR MARKETING TO CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS SIX YEARS OLD  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323826804578466780766004340.html?mod=e2tw

 

June 28, 2013 AlterNet
- ▶ ENERGY DRINKS ARE SENDING TEENS TO ERs AND MAY BE KILLING THEM, TOO http://www.alternet.org/food/energy-drinks-sending-americas-teens-emergency-room?akid=10642.237541.CxTmug&rd=1&src=newsletter862731&t=5

 

                                                      WATCH:

                                           PBS Video Report

▶  IN EL SALVADOR, AMERICAN SUGARY JUNK FOOD CREATING CHAOS WITH HEALTH, CHILDREN AND CULTURAL NORMS REPORT http://sco.lt/5qSxOL

 


GM EDUCATION

▶ GMO POLLEN TO BE ALLOWED IN EU HONEY http://www.gmeducation.org/latest-news/p213378-gmo-pollen-to-be-allowed-in-eu-honey.html


 RSN, August 22, 2012
 - ▶ A LIST OF FOOD COMPANIES THAT HIDE GMO SWEETENERS

Big Ag companies have a vested interest in GMO seeds, and the pesticides and herbicides they use in tandem. GMO cotton, soy, sugar beets and corn, which are manipulated to make sweeteners and fats along with other additives like high-fructose corn syrup and soy lecithin, are in ready-made food, snacks, condiments, juice, soda and cereal. Many companies pushing these products into the marketplace prefer to hold profits high and keep consumers in the dark. Labeling these products would affect close to 80% of processed, non-organic food in the US. http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/13062-a-list-of-food-companies-that-hide-gmos

 

March 12, 2013 - Tree Hugger
- ▶ HONEY LAUNDERING EXPOSED AS INDUSTRY GIANT ADMITS TO MISLABELING CHINESE HONEY http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/honey-laundering-exposed-industry-giant-admits-mislabeling-chinese-honey.html


                                                      WATCH:

                                              MICHAEL POLLAN

                              October 24, 2012 Democracy Now

FROM GMOs to NYC's SODA BAN, LOCAL EFFORTS CHALLENGE AGRI-GIANTS NATIONAL CONTROL http://www.democracynow.org/2012/10/24/michael_pollan_from_gmos_to_nycs




                                                OBESITY PLUS

                               THE GREAT AMERICAN EXPORT

HUGE INCREASE IN DIABETES, STROKES, HEART ATTACKS ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/4hekXh

- ▶ THE EXTRAORDINARY SCIENCE OF ADDICTIVE JUNK FOOD: A MEETING WITH 11 MEN WHO CONTROL AMERICA'S LARGEST FOOD COMPANIES  http://www.streamorganic.com/index.php/home-mainmenu-1/news-mainmenu-2/1-latest/4887-news-usa-the-extraordinary-science-of-addictive-junk-food.html


                                                         VIDEO
IN EL SALVADOR, TOOTH DECAY EPIDEMIC BLAMES ON SODAS AND JUNK FOOD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Afal3cINl1U


                                           SPECIAL REPORT: 

                                     EurActive, April 24, 2013
-▶  POORER NATIONS FACE AN UNWANTED EUROPEAN IMPORT: OBESITY http://www.euractiv.com/specialreport-nutrition-child-su/poorer-nations-face-unwanted-eur-news-519309


                                       WHY SUGAR? WHY NOW?

                                              SugarScience.org    
Americans are consuming unprecedented amounts of dietary sugars in the form of sugary drinks and packaged/processed foods – far more than we did just a few decades ago. A growing body of new science suggests that all this sugar isn’t just making us fat; it may also be making us sick.  http://www.sugarscience.org/why-sugar-why-now.html

                   THE SOURCE TO GO TO FOR SUGARSCIENCE.ORG
The authoritative source for evidence-based, scientific information about sugar and its impact on health http://www.sugarscience.org/


         HEY, ADVERTISERS, LEAVE OUR DEFENSELESS KIDS ALONE.

         THE SCIENCE OF MARKETING FOOD AND DRINK ADDICTION

                                     http://sco.lt/5E3G4X


Bay Area Bites, August 06, 2014
-▶  SWEET REVENGE:  TURNING THE TABLES ON PROCESSED FOOD http://blogs.kqed.org/bayareabites/2014/08/06/sweet-revenge-dr-robert-lustig-explains-how-to-cut-sugar-lose-weight-and-turn-the-tables-on-processed-foods/


Dr. Mark Hyman

▶  FOOD ADDICTION:  COULD IT EXPLAIN WHY 70 PERCENT OF AMERICA IS FAT?  http://drhyman.com/blog/2011/02/04/food-addiction-could-it-explain-why-70-percent-of-america-is-fat/

 

▶ PROCESSED FOODS MAKE UP 70 PERCENT OF THE U.S. DIET:  WITH ABOUT 5,000 DIFFERENT CHEMICAL ADDITIVES - AND THE FDA IS CLUELESS http://sco.lt/5cj2cT


 Prevent Disease, March 7, 2013

- ▶ STUDY: SCIENTISTS OFFICIALLY LINK PROCESSED FOODS TO AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE  http://preventdisease.com/news/13/030713_Scientists-Officially-Link-Processed-Foods-To-Autoimmune-Disease.shtm


Oliver De Schutter, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right To Food, May 19, 2014
UNHEALTHY DIETS GREATER THREAT TO HEALTH THAN TOBACCO:  UN EXPERT CALLS FOR GLOBAL REGULATION http://www.srfood.org/en/unhealthy-diets-greater-threat-to-health-than-tobacco-un-expert-calls-for-global-regulation

 


 - ▶ HOW BIG FOOD CORPORATIONS LOBBY AND MARKET OBESITY TO CHILDREN  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1779948476/how-big-food-corporations-lobby-and-market-obesity-to-children

 

             SALT, SUGAR FAT: HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED US

                                          http://sco.lt/96TUeH



Global Research

▶  GIANT FOOD CORPORATIONS WORK HAND-IN-GLOVE WITH GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO DISH UP CHEAP, UNHEALTHY FOOD |  http://www.globalresearch.ca/giant-food-corporations-work-hand-in-glove-with-corrupt-government-agencies-to-dish-up-cheap-unhealthy-food/5324525

 

▶  "FOODOPOLY" - EXPOSING THE HANDFUL OF CORPORATIONS THAT CONTROL OUR FOOD SYSTEM FROM SEED TO DINNER PLATE http://sco.lt/7YSrYX

 

▶  FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD: CHALLENGING CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/4qFuUb


 Huffington Post Food, November 15, 2013

▶  THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON JUNK FOOD:  WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BRAIN WHEN YOU EAT JUNK FOOD (AND WHY WE CRAVE IT) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-clear/why-we-crave-junk-food_b_4261415.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

 

                                       WATCH - DOCUMENTARY

                   FAST FOOD,  FAT PROFITS,  OBESITY IN AMERICA http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/fast-food-fat-profits-obesity-america/


 

 - ▶ WORLD'S LARGEST FOOD COMPANIES CREATING LEGACY OF DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/8UBscT

 

                                           SPECIAL REPORT: 

                                     EurActive, April 24, 2013
-▶  POORER NATIONS FACE AN UNWANTED EUROPEAN IMPORT: OBESITY http://www.euractiv.com/specialreport-nutrition-child-su/poorer-nations-face-unwanted-eur-news-519309

 

                  THE GREAT AMERICAN EXPORT - JUNK FOOD

                     Processed GMO Food Consumption Rampant

                                           http://sco.lt/6sIjzN


 

 - ▶ CORN ETHANOL:  BAD FOR FARMERS, CONSUMERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT  - FARM SUBSIDIES http://sco.lt/7CNFgX

 

▶  WHAT DOES BIOFUEL HAVE TO DO WITH THE PRICE OF TORTILLAS IN GUATEMALA? http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3995595515/what-does-biofuel-have-to-do-with-the-price-of-tortillas-in-guatemala



THRU THE BACK DOOR:  MEGA BIOTECH GIANTS USE NEW USA-EU TRADE DEAL TO DESTROY GMO FOOD SAFETY SAFEGUARDS http://sco.lt/91wUwD


 

 

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“Since it came on the market in late 1970s, diabetes and obesity has grown roughly the same rate as its sales,” he said. “We believe in this issue and we felt it was really important the public know.”

Mr. Turner and a lawyer for the sugar industry, Adam R. Fox, each said there was no intentional effort to hide the sugar industry support for Citizens for Health. A tax return filed in 2013 shows the contribution from the industry association, and a website run by the group also now discloses the support. But earlier versions of the document and the website, even after the contract with the Sugar Association had been signed, did not reflect the association’s donation. But Mr. Turner acknowledged he could have done more to make sure the financial support was publicly known at the time it began.

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RE-ENGINEERING ANIMALS IN LUST FOR PROFITS ... and into our environment, food and bodies - No Regulation, No Oversight, No Labeling

RE-ENGINEERING ANIMALS IN LUST FOR PROFITS ... and into our environment, food and bodies - No Regulation, No Oversight, No Labeling | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

New York Times, January 19, 2015

- ▶ U.S. RESEARCH LAB LETS LIVESTOCK SUFFER IN ATTEMPT TO RE-ENGINEER OUR FOOD ANIMALS  IN QUEST FOR PROFIT U.S. At a remote research center on the Nebraska plains, scientists are using surgery and breeding techniques to re-engineer the farm animal to fit the needs of the 21st-century meat industry. The potential benefits are huge: animals that produce more offspring, yield more meat and cost less to raise. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/20/dining/animal-welfare-at-risk-in-experiments-for-meat-industry.html?_r=1


New Scientist, APRIL 23, 2015
- ▶ FIRST HUMAN EMBRYOS GENETICALLY MODIFIED -- MORE WILL COME http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27402-first-human-embryos-genetically-modified--more-will-come.html#.VTljxGZQW6A


New York Times, April 23, 2015
- ▶ CHINESE SCIENTISTS EDIT GENES OF HUMAN EMBRYOS, RAISING CONCERNS http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/health/chinese-scientists-edit-genes-of-human-embryos-raising-concerns.html


Mashable, April 23, 2015
- ▶ CHINESE SCIENTISTS USE GENE EDITING TO MODIFY HUMAN EMBRYOS http://mashable.com/2015/04/23/chinese-scientists-gene-editing-human-embryo/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link



New York Times, March 09. 2015
- ▶ STRICTER OVERSIGHT ORDERED FOR ANIMAL "RESEARCH" AT NEBRASKA CENTER.
A federal animal-research center in Nebraska will not be allowed to start any new experimental projects until it strengthens its procedures and internal oversight. The decision came as a report ordered by Mr. Vilsack found that an oversight panel at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, in Clay Center, Neb., “was not adequately fulfilling its intended role” of scrutinizing experiments to ensure that they minimized pain and suffering for the animals. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/10/dining/stricter-oversight-ordered-for-animal-research-at-nebraska-center.html


BBC Environment, February 25, 2015
-▶ IS THE WORLD READY FOR GENETICALLY MODIFIED ANIMALS? The use of genetically engineered animals could revolutionise (for better or worse) whole areas of public health and agriculture, according to advocates. But is the world ready for modified mosquitoes and GM salmon? http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31604233


Grist, July 30, 2013
▶  GENETICALLY MODIFIED ANIMALS COULD MAKE IT TO YOUR PLATE WITH MINIMAL TESTING -- AND NO PUBLIC INPUT http://grist.org/article/and3/


Common Dreams, Dec 21, 2012

▶  FDA MOVES TOWARDS APPROVAL OF FIRST GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD ANIMAL DESPITE STRONG OPPOSITION AND QUESTIONABLE RESEARCH http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2012/12/21-5


GM Watch,

- ▶ INTRODUCING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ANIMALS INTO OUR ENVIRONMENT AND OUR BODIES. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a consultation on environmental risk assessment of genetically modified GM fish, insects, birds, and mammals (including pets, wild and farm animals) in the European Union (EU). This consultation is intended to pave the way for the introduction of many different types of GM animals into the European countryside, rivers or seas, their use in factory farming, and even their introduction as pets into people's homes.

If you are concerned about this, see the "what you can do" section on this page.... http://www.gmwatch.eu/latest-listing/1-news-items/14073-european-consultation-on-gm-animals


                                                         VIDEO

▶ GENETICIST, DAVID SUZUKI, SAYS HUMANS ARE PART OF A MASSIVE EXPERIMENT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mBF1OOPdTo#t=90


                                              WATCH (19:57)

GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ORGANISMS HAVE PERVERTED SCIENCE - GENETICIST -Dr Suman Sahai: Power, Plurality and Uncertainty and The Global Politics of Scientific Advice. A fascinating talk by Dr Suman Sahai of GeneCampaign containing a powerful indictment of the science of GMOs.... http://www.gmwatch.org/gm-videosb/27-gm-in-india/14678


France24 TV
-▶  PATENTING LIFE:  WHERE DO THE LIMITS LIE? http://www.france24.com/en/20140517-beyond-business-patenting-life-biotechnology-intellectual-property-science-species-human-dna-gmo-gene-breast-cancer/


Nature Journal, September 25, 2013
-▶  GENE TWEAKING FOR CONSERVATION?  OR BILLION DOLLAR BONANZA FOR BIOTECH INDUSTRY PATENTING LIFE? 

Note:  The issue is posed as climate change, when in fact the issue is habitat loss, pollution, poaching and creating imbalance within our natural ecosystems...all man-made.  Artificially altering our wildlife and nature will not change these basic essential facts that all life depends upon to survive... and the question arises "Who Will Own These Gene-Altered Animal Patents?"  The patenting of seed to control global food and agriculture has shown us that we should not rush into this believing the biotech industry has the well-being of the planet at heart.  http://www.nature.com/news/ecology-gene-tweaking-for-conservation-1.13790


                                               SLIDESHOW

                                         Reuters, July 25, 2013
                               GENETICALLY MODIFIED ANIMALS
http://www.reuters.com/news/picture/genetically-modified-animals?articleId=USRTXTZ7A


                            "ENVIROPIG" PATENT FOR A PIG

                 THE RISE OF THE 'DESIGNER' FARM ANIMAL

                                        http://sco.lt/5CRSXR


                                               U.S.A. FDA

                           GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ANIMALS
                                           GENERAL Q&A
http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/DevelopmentApprovalProcess/GeneticEngineering/GeneticallyEngineeredAnimals/ucm113605.htm


10 GENETICALLY MODIFIED ANIMALS YOU CAN BUY - PHOTOS

 http://listverse.com/2013/07/26/top-10-gm-animals-you-can-buy-or-eat/


23 March 2013 - Los Angeles Times-

GENETIC MODIFICATION STRAINS OLD FOOD AND DRUG LAWS ; HOW A FISH BECOMES A DRUG, AND CORN A PEST. http://sco.lt/66YF2v


KNOWN BIOTECH GENE ALTERING IN THE PIPELINE

http://www.genet-info.org/information-services/genetically-engineered-animals/ge-salmon.html


Science Insider, October 3, 2013
▶-----  COMPANY'S 'DESIGNER BABY' PATENT DIVIDE BIOETHICISTS http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2013/10/companys-designer-baby-patent-divides-bioethicists

New York Times, June 27, 2014

▶-----  THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF THREE-PARENT INVITRO FERTILIZATION: THE GENETIC ENGINEERING OF BABIES. Altering the genetic makeup of the egg. Is there anything wrong with that? http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/29/magazine/the-brave-new-world-of-three-parent-ivf.html

-▶  -----  NEW GM BABIES BORN A DECADE AGO http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/genetically-engineered-babies.php

-▶  ----- WHERE DOES IT STOP? CHINESE SCIENTISTS PRESENTLY EXPERIMENT WITH MORE THAN 20 GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ANIMALS http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/health/genetically-engineered-salmon-176698781.html

Guardian, January 30, 2014
-▶  -----  GENETICALLY MODIFIED MONKEYS CREATED WITH CUT AND PASTE DNA http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jan/30/genetically-modified-monkeys-cut-and-paste-dna-alzheimers-parkinsons

-▶  ------ GM COW BRINGS BIOTECH TO A NEW LEVEL OF CREEPY http://sco.lt/62KG6T

-▶  ------ CHINA DEVELOPS 300 GENETICALLY MODIFIED DAIRY COWS FOR HUMAN BREAST MILK PRODUCTION http://wakeup-world.com/2012/06/20/science-gone-mad-china-develops-300-genetically-modified-dairy-cows-for-human-breast-milk-production/

-▶ ------  SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE RISE OF THE 'SPIDER-GOATS' http://www.theguardian.com/science/2012/jan/14/synthetic-biology-spider-goat-genetics?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2

-▶  ------  GMO PATENTS MAY OWN OUR FORESTS:  MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOYSTEMS http://sco.lt/5G9P0L

-▶  ------  HUMAN GENES ENGINEERED INTO EXPERIMENTAL GMO RICE BEING GROWN IN KANSAS http://www.naturalnews.com

-▶  ------   FIRST GM CAMELS TO BE ENGINEERED FOR DRUG PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/5L5VVB

NOT OKAY

-▶  ------  GENETICALLY MODIFIED CAMELS AND THEIR MILK TO BE USED TO PRODUCE PHARMACEUTICALS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2606238051/not-okay-genetically-modified-camels-and-their-milk-to-be-used-to-produce-pharmaceuticals


RSN, July 10, 2012
MONSANTO'S CLONED GROWTH HORMONE CONTAMINATES US MILK http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/313-17/12225-monsantos-cloned-growth-hormone-contaminates-us-milk


August 18, 2013 Care2 Causes
-▶  NOW WE'RE TURNING ANIMALS INTO FACTORIES FOR OUR DRUGS? http://www.care2.com/causes/now-were-turning-animals-into-factories-for-our-drugs.html


-▶ GROWING PHARMACEUTICALS IN GMO PLANT REQUIRES NEW, STRICT REGULATIONS AND OVERSIGHT - PATENT MONOPOLIES http://sco.lt/7KM4qv


-▶ INDIA GOVERNMENT REPORT RECOMMENDS RESTRAINT AND FURTHER ANALYSIS ON GM TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECH COLLUSION  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Farmers-happy-over-House-panels-repot-on-GM-crops/articleshow/15424082.cms


Institute of Science in Society, October 22, 2012

-▶  WHY GENETIC MODIFICATION OF CROPS AND LIVESTOCK IS INHERENTLY UNCONTROLLABLE AND HAZARDOUS  http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Mass_Genome_Engineering.php


June 17, 2013 Global Research
-▶  FDA APPROVES FIRST GMO FLU VACCINE -- CONTAINING REPROGRAMMED DOG KIDNEY CELLS http://www.globalresearch.ca/fda-approves-first-gmo-flu-vaccine-containing-reprogrammed-insect-virus/5338052


                     DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS?

                                           http://sco.lt/6jmb1l


Celsias.com

-▶ GMOS AND THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES. Monsanto isn’t the only culprit, of course. Syngenta, Bayer CropScience, DuPont, Dow Chemical, and Archer Daniels Midland (better known as ADM) are tweaking hundreds of genomes developed over thousands, even millions of years, crossing roses with pigs and butterflies with worms, not to mention corn with a virulent bacteria.The question is, how many years can the species homo sapiens continue to eat food that has NOT been “vetted” by Nature over thousands of years of evolution before the effects of our meddling show up in birth defects and other anomalies. http://www.celsias.com/article/gmos-and-food-fight-our-lives/


-▶  WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS? http://sco.lt/66LUbR


-▶  DID YOU KNOW? GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET http://sco.lt/7oVxQH


“FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT TO UNLEASH GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE, NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING http://sco.lt/8ZDraz


-▶  ARE YOU EATING CLONED PORK?  CHINA ENTERS USA FOOD MARKET -- UNLABELED, UNREGULATED http://sco.lt/57VNh3



New York Times, February 20, 2015
- ▶ ABSOLUTELY NEEDED: OBAMA PROPOSES SINGLE AGENCY FOR FOOD SAFETY AND REGULATION http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/21/us/obama-proposes-single-overseer-for-food-safety.html


                                             65 BILLION ANIMALS

                     RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS

                             DRUGS, GMO FEED AND 'AG-GAG' LAWS

                                               http://sco.lt/6GRczB


May 5, 2012

-▶  OBAMA'S BIO-ECONOMY BLUEPRINT PROMOTES A GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED, SYNTHETIC BIOTECH FUTURE - Through THE NATIONAL BIOECONOMY BLUEPRINT the Obama administration is seeking to support genetic engineering as a main component of “American innovation and economic growth”... .... http://occupycorporatism.com/obamas-bioeconomy-promotes-a-genetically-engineered-future/


▶  OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY : FAST-TRACKING APPROVALS, WAIVING REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING http://sco.lt/5uCx8b


The ETC Group

-▶  THE NEW BIOMASSTERS - SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE NEXT ASSAULT ON BIODIVERSITY AND LIVELIHOODS www.etcgroup.org/content/new-biomassters


                                                   VIDEO
                                          GLASS WALLS (8:17)
What happens to animals raised for meat, eggs and dairy products.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIzvFMmXCpw


Capital Press, January 22, 2015
- ▶ ANOTHER 'AG-GAG" LAW WON'T HELP FARMERS http://www.capitalpress.com/20150122/another-ag-gag-law-wont-help-farmers


                             BAN GMOs NOW - SPECIAL REPORT

                                 Institute of Science in Society

                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt

WHY ARE COUNTRIES BANNING GMO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS AND ANIMALS? http://sco.lt/7l7AVV


Center for Food Safety, January 26, 2015
PATENTING TREES: NEW GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREE TO AVOID FEDERAL OVERSIGHT COMPLETELY http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/3713/new-genetically-engineered-tree-to-avoid-federal-oversight-completely#


MONSANTO GMO TREES DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS CREATING A PLISONED, BIOLOGICAL DESERT http://sco.lt/84F6mn


THIS GRAND EXPERIMENT ON HUMANITY MUST STOP: GMO BILL GATES FUNDS RISKY, UNTESTED UNREGULATED VITAMIN FORTIFIED GMO FOOD FOR AFRICA AND INDIA http://sco.lt/6CZccT



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65 BILLION Animals Raised in Corporate Concentration Pens - Drugs, GMO Feed and 'Ag-gag' laws to impact beyond USA

65 BILLION Animals Raised in Corporate Concentration Pens - Drugs, GMO Feed and  'Ag-gag' laws to impact beyond USA | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

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                        FACTORY FARMING http://ow.ly/k2pgD

                          FEEDLOT CATTLE http://ow.ly/mEGS1

                         GESTATION CRATES  http://ow.ly/lPLtf

               ANIMAL ABUSE FACTORY FARMING http://ow.ly/mHXkT


Reuters May 5, 2015

 ▶ THE WORST AVIAN INFLUENZA OUTBREAK ON FACTORY FARMS IN US HISTORY Virulent H5 avian influenza strains have spread to 14 states in five months and affected about 24 million birds so far, mostly egg-laying hens and turkeys, according to USDA.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/05/us-health-birdflu-funds-exclusive-idUSKBN0NQ1VZ20150505


- ▶  65 BILLION CONFINED FARM ANIMALS - CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Operations). Today, nearly 65 BILLION animals worldwide, including cows, chickens and pigs, are crammed into CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Lots). These animals are literally imprisoned and tortured in unhealthy, unsanitary and unconscionably cruel conditions. Sickness is the norm for animals who are confined rather than pastured, and who eat GMO corn and soybeans, rather than grass and forage as nature intended. To prevent the inevitable spread of disease from stress, overcrowding and lack of vitamin D, animals are fed a steady diet of antibiotics. Those antibiotics pose a direct threat to the environment when they run off into our lakes, rivers, aquifers and drinking water.

   The vast majority of consumers don’t realize that nearly 95% of the meat, dairy and eggs sold in the U.S. come from CAFOs. Nor do most people realize that CAFOs represent a corporate-controlled system characterized by large-scale, centralized, low profit-margin production, processing and distribution systems....Ronnie Cummins via Common Dreams  http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/01/17-5


                                         FACTORY FARM MAP

                           Find out how factory farms affect all of us

                                http://www.factoryfarmmap.org


The Dodo 06 May 2015
ARE CHICKENS LIVES BETTER ON 'CAGE-FREE FARMS? (GRAPHIC CONTENT) https://www.thedodo.com/humane-hoax-video-1125854618.html


HuffPostGreen, March24, 2015
 ▶ A MENACING MIX IN ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE: HERBICIDES, HEAVY METALS AND FACTORY FARMS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/24/antibiotic-resistance-herbicides-heavy-metals_n_6935626.html?m=true


                                                VIDEO REPORT
                                         France24, March 16, 2015
      EUROPE AGRICULTURE: WHEN FARMS TURN INTO FACTORIES
It's time to end the myth once and for all. The farms in children's books are history. Today's agriculture is increasingly industrial and only those who adapt will survive. In this episode we investigate the environmental effects of "mega farms". Are these large-scale enterprises more polluting than the smaller variety? The answer is not as obvious as one might think.
http://www.france24.com/en/20150315-down-to-earth-megafarms-agriculture-factories-environment-footprint/


                                                VIDEO

             The Humane Society of the United States, February 20, 2014
        UNDERCOVER AT IRON MAIDEN: WHAT'S IN YOUR SAUSAGE?
                            http://video.humanesociety.org/


Huffington Post Taste, October 27, 2014
  - ▶ WHAT EXACTLY DOES 'HUMANELY RAISED' MEAN? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/24/humanely-raised_n_6041402.html


                                                     WATCH

                                   6 April 2013 - New York Times
             VIDEO TAPING OF FARM CRUELTY IS NOW A CRIME  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/us/taping-of-farm-cruelty-is-becoming-the-crime.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0


Mother Jones, January 27, 2015
- ▶ DUST FROM FACTORY FARMS CARRIES DRUGS, POOP BACTERIA, AND ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT GENES FAR AND WIDE http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2015/01/dust-factory-farms-antibiotic-resistant-genes


                                               VIDEO (6:00)

A WELL-SHOT WINDOW INTO THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD SYSTEM, WHICH WE DON'T THINK ABOUT ENOUGH http://www.upworthy.com/this-video-makes-grocery-shopping-feel-like-a-scene-in-a-horror-film-3


George Monbiot, December 16, 2014
- ▶ IF YOU MUST EAT MEAT, SAVE IT FOR CHRISTMAS : We are in perputual denial about our food : From chickens pumped with antibiotics to the environmental devastation caused by production, we need to realise we are not fed with happy farm animals http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/16/perpetual-denial-food-meat-production-environmental-devastation


One Green Planet, January 16, 2015
- ▶ THE DISTURBING WAYS FACTORY FARMS HAVE ALTERED THE NATURAL SIZE OF PIGS http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/how-factory-farms-have-altered-the-natural-size-of-pigs/


September 28, 2013 - Grist

- ▶  HOW BIG AG LOBBYISTS USE FEDERAL DOLLARS TO PROTECT FACTORY FARMS http://grist.org/food/the-other-white-meat/


- ▶  MAKING FARM ANIMAL WELFARE A CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY http://sco.lt/6JzLRh


Reuters, January 05, 2015
- ▶ RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY NEW STRAIN OF DEADLY PIG VIRUS IN U.S. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/06/us-pig-virus-strain-idUSKBN0KF00M20150106


National Geographic, May 01, 2014
  -▶  VIRUS KILLS SEVEN MILLION AMERICAN PIGS PUSHING UP PORK PRICES: END MEGA FACTORY FARM NOW http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/05/140501-pigs-virus-meat-prices-food-science-health/#close-modal


New York Times, August 4, 2013

- ▶  MEGA U.S. HOG FARMS BATTLING TO CONTAIN DEADLY VIRUS... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/05/us/hog-producers-battling-to-contain-virus-that-has-killed-piglets-by-the-thousands.html


Food Safety News, January 19, 2015
- ▶ 2.5 MILLION POUNDS OF MEAT, POULTRY RECALLED FOR PATHOGEN CONTAMINATION IN 2014 -- HOW MANY ANIMALS DIED UNNECESSARILY FOR THAT? http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2015/01/fsis-releases-summary-of-2014-recalls/


Agricultural and Rural Convention, January 20, 2015
- ▶ 50,000 TAKE TO THE STREETS IN BERLIN TO SAY: WE ARE FED UP! WITH THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD SYSTEM AND TTIP TRADE DEAL
http://www.arc2020.eu/front/2015/01/we-are-fed-up-march-surpasses-expectations-as-50000-challenge-broken-food-system/


One Green Planet, April 18, 2014
- ▶ 11 STATES THAT HAVE SHUT DOWN AG-GAG BILLS AND HOW THEY DID IT http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/states-that-have-shut-down-ag-gag-bills-and-how-they-did-it/


RT USA, March 06, 2015
 - ▶ 'AG GAG' LAW CRIMINALIZING DOCUMENTATION OF FARMING ABUSES PASSED IN WYOMING http://rt.com/usa/238525-wyoming-ag-gag-trespass/


Capital Press, January 22, 2015
- ▶ ANOTHER 'AG-GAG" LAW WON'T HELP FARMERS http://www.capitalpress.com/20150122/another-ag-gag-law-wont-help-farmers


Treehugger

- ▶ NEED TO KNOW: U.S. AG GAG LAWS ARE GROWING THREAT TO FREE SPEECH AND FOOD SAFETY http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/ag-gag-laws-are-growing-threat-free-speech-and-food-safety.html


Sydney Morning Herald, May 01, 2014
- ▶ AUSTRALIA RISKS COPYING US AG-GAG LAW TO TURN ANIMAL ACTIVISTS INTO TERRORISTS http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/australia-risks-copying-us-aggag-laws-to-turn-animal-activists-into-terrorists-20140501-37k8i.html


Mother Jones July/August Issue
- ▶ GAGGED BY BIG AG http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/ag-gag-laws-mowmar-farms


Sydney Morning Herald, June 15, 2014
- ▶ ANIMAL CRUELTY ACTIVISTS TARGETED BY TOUGH NEW BIOSECURITY MEASURES
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/animal-cruelty-activists-targeted-by-tough-new-biosecurity-measures-20140615-zs8jt.html


April 4, 2013 - Grist

- ▶  WHITE HOUSE GUTS THE NEW SAFETY RULES IN FAVOR OF CORPORATIONS http://grist.org/food/oh-rot-the-white-house-just-gutted-the-new-food-safety-rules/


                                                   VIDEO

                                      April 13, 2013 The Real News
OBAMA BUDGET PLANS ON REPLACING USDA POULTRY INSPECTORS WITH INDUSTRY SELF REGULATION http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10052


May 6, 2013 Earth Justice

- ▶  CONSERVATION GROUPS NOTIFY USDA OF 6,500-PIG SWINE FACILITY VIOLATIONS http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2013/conservation-groups-notify-usda-of-esa-violations-related-to-arkansas-swine-facility


Their Turn, October 28, 2014
  - ▶ "ESTHER" THE PIG HAS A MESSAGE FOR NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR:  BAN PIG GESTATION CRATES http://theirturn.net/gestation-crates-new-jersey/


New York Time, February 19, 2014
  -▶  IS THAT SAUSAGE WORTH THIS? TURNING PIGS INTO CANNIBALS http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/20/opinion/kristof-is-that-sausage-worth-this.html


Union of Concerned Scientists

- ▶  THEY EAT WHAT? THE REALITY OF FEED AT ANIMAL FACTORIES  http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/our-failing-food-system/industrial-agriculture/they-eat-what-the-reality-of.html


March 20, 2013 - Tom Philpott - Mother Jones

- ▶  FLIES, MAGGOTS, RATS, AND LOTS OF POOP - WHAT BIG AG AND FACTORY FARMS DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/03/ag-ag-illegal-undercover-film-livestock


Huffington Post, March 17, 2014
  -▶ 9 FACTS ABOUT FACTORY FARMING THAT WILL BREAK YOUR HEART  (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/17/factory-farming-facts_n_4063892.html


                                                        VIDEOS

                                                  OneGreenPlanet
5 POWERFUL VIDEOS ON FACTORY FARMING (WITHOUT THE GORE) http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/5-powerful-videos-on-factory-farming-without-the-gore/


November 24, 2010 OurWorld 2.0
- ▶ THE SHAME OF CONCENTRATED ANIMAL BEEF FEEDLOTS http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/the-shame-of-concentrated-animal-feedlots/


Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, January 14, 2015
- ▶  DEEPENING FOOD DEMOCRACY  http://www.iatp.org/documents/deepening-food-democracy


Alternet, January 20, 2015
- ▶ THE SHOCKINGLY GORY EXPERIMENTS CONDUCTED ON ANIMALS SO AMERICANS CAN HAVE CHEAP, TASTY MEAT. http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/shockingly-gory-experiments-conducted-animals-so-americans-can-have-cheap-tasty


Alternet, December 19, 2013

- ▶ 6 CRIMES AGAINST NATURE PERPETRATED BY THE FOOD INDUSTRY : THE HORRORS OF FACTORY FARMING ARE MULTIFOLD http://www.alternet.org/food/6-crimes-against-nature-perpetrated-food-industry

                                                      VIDEO

                   Organization for Competitive Markets, August 06, 2013
ONE OF THE GREATEST EXAMPLES OF ANIMAL DIS-ASSOCIATION IS INDUSTRIALIZED AGRICULTURE http://www.competitivemarkets.com/one-of-the-greatest-examples-of-animal-disassociation-is-industrialized-agriculture/


                                       REPORT - INFOGRAPHIC
                                 Food Tank, November 18, 2014
                  RETHINKING INDUSTRIAL ANIMAL PRODUCTION

A quick guide, “Rethinking Industrial Animal Production,” detailing the significant and far reaching consequences of a food system dominated by industrial animal production http://www.scribd.com/doc/247019882/Rethinking-Industrial-Animal-Production

- ▶ RE-ENGINEERING OUR FOOD ANIMALS IN QUEST FOR PROFIT AND INTO OUR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND BODIES - UNREGULATED, NO OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING http://sco.lt/5YKo8f


▶  FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3996846188/four-fifths-of-all-big-pharma-antibiotics-consumed-by-meat-and-poultry-industry-what-are-you-eating


                                                      WATCH

                     "DEATH ON A USA FACTORY FARM" "[HBO Special]

            When Animals Become Inanimate Objects On A Balance Sheet

                                              http://sco.lt/7WUGp7


May 12, 2013 The Independent

- ▶  UK CAMPAIGNERS WARN AGAIN RISE OF 'MEGA-FARMS: COULD MASSIVE PIG, FISH AND DAIRY UNITS HARM ENVIRONMENT (AND YOU) http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/campaigners-warn-against-rise-of-the-megafarms-could-massive-pig-fish-and-dairy-units-harm-the-environment-8612471.html


The Guardian, November 29, 2014
  - ▶ THE UNCOUNTED DEAD : ALARM OVER 40 MILLION LIVESTOCK DEATHS ON UK FARMS BEFORE SLAUGHTER

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/29/animal-rights-group-sounds-alarm-over-40m-farm-deaths


Guardian, July 25,  2014
  - ▶ BRITAINS' INCREASING TASTE FOR WHITE MEAT IS A DISASTER FOR ANIMALS AND FOR US. As much as 92% of all chicken is contaminated with faecal matter, while intensive livestock production crams 30,000 birds living in their own excrement into a single shed  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/25/britain-white-meat-disaster-animals-chicken-contaminated


- ▶   THE HORRORS OF FACTORY FARMING OUR ANIMALS: ETHICAL EGGS, DAIRY AND MEAT http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2841587423/the-horrors-of-factory-farming-our-animal-ethical-eggs-dairy-and-meat

 


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                                               INDUSTRIAL PORK

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CARE2, November 22, 2013

- ▶  GUESS WHICH COMPANY WON'T DROP PORK SUPPLIER AFTER HORRIFIC VIDEO EXPOSES ABUSE? http://www.care2.com/causes/guess-which-company-wont-drop-pork-supplier-after-horrific-video-exposes-abuse.html


 Mother Jones July/August Issue
- ▶  YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT PORK PRODUCERS DO TO PREGNANT PIGS?  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/pregnant-sows-gestation-crates-abuse


                                                     VIDEO

                           February 1, 2012 - Tom Philpott

- ▶ WHAT HAPPENS TO PIGLETS ON FACTORY FARMS?  http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/01/piglets-factory-farm-video

                               An Image Says A Thousand Words

                                         GESTATION CRATES

                                           http://ow.ly/lPLtf


- ▶  CLONING PIGS ON AN 'INDUSTRIAL SCALE' http://sco.lt/5kcJLl

 

June 6, 2013 Global Possibilities
- ▶  6 HORRIFYING THINGS ABOUT PORK EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW http://www.globalpossibilities.org/6-horrifying-things-about-pork-everyone-should-know/

 

26 March 2013 - Tom Philpott - Mother Jones

- ▶  HOGWASH: BIG AG'S BAN ON CAGING PREGNANT PIGS IS JUST FOR SHOW http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/03/pork-industry-flack-gestation-crate-ban-show

 

July 12, 2013 Care2
- ▶  STAND WITH RYAN GOSLING: NO MORE GESTATION CRATES FOR PIGS http://www.care2.com/causes/stand-with-ryan-gosling-no-more-gestation-crates-for-pigs.html

 

Forbes, October 30, 2013
- ▶  U.S. PORK WALLOWS IN DANGEROUS ANTIBIOTICS, POLLUTION, WELFARE VIOLATIONS http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmcwilliams/2013/10/30/u-s-pork-wallows-in-dangerous-antibiotics-pollution-welfare-violations/

 

NPR, November 4, 2014
- ▶  WHY ARE PIG FARMERS STILL USING GROWTH-PROMOTING DRUG? http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/11/04/241603861/why-are-pig-farmers-still-using-growth-promoting-drugs


- ▶ A DRONE FLEW OVER A PIG FARM TO DISCOVER IT'S NOT REALLY A FARM.  IT'S SOMETHING MUCH MORE DISTURBING This is no farm. It's a factory built for efficiency http://www.upworthy.com/a-drone-flew-over-a-pig-farm-to-discover-its-not-really-a-farm-its-something-much-more-disturbing


- ▶  CHINA BUYS BIGGEST USA CAFO HOG FACTORY FARM "SMITHFIELD" : CHINA'S RIVER OF DEAD PIGS - 17,000 OF THEM  http://sco.lt/5XuHZp


- ▶  CHINESE ENTERS USA CHICKEN AND HOG FACTORY FARM MARKET  -- UNLABELLED, UNREGULATED  http://sco.lt/9HKT33


                                                      WATCH

                                              "A RIVER OF WASTE"

The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Operations  http://sco.lt/6PQUk5


Huffington Post, January 10, 2014
- ▶ U.S. PORK PRODUCERS CALL FOR MORE HUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS AFTER DECADES OF ABUSE AND PROTESTS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/10/-pork-producers-humane_n_4572968.html?ref=topbar


 LIKE AUTOS ON A PRODUCTION LINE:
July 21, 2013 Free From Harm
- ▶  FAIR OAKS FARMS, THE LATEST "AGRITOURISM" DESTINATION: USES 2,700 SOWS TO PRODUCE 75,000 PIGS ANNUALLY http://www.nwitimes.com/business/local/article_7c7063d3-e336-5d1c-b7da-cdf8852c5f5d.html#.Ue15bezytDw.twitter

 

 Huffington Post, January 03, 2014

- ▶ THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR EVOLUTION BEYOND KILLING FOR FOOD - A PIG FARMER SPEAKS OUT  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-comis/the-importance-of-our-evolution-beyond-killing-for-food_b_4518133.html?ir=Green&ref=topbar


Huffington Post, December 19, 2014
  - EATING FERAL PIG: A MORE SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE TO YOUR PORK CHOPS. More than 100 million pigs are killed every year in the U.S. and the pork industry produced over 23 billion pounds of meat in 2012. The massive industrial operations needed to supply America's pork hunger also have a significant environmental impact. Agriculture, including animal feeding operations, is the most common pollutant of U.S. rivers and streams, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The enormous, toxic waste lagoons attached to some animal feedlots can even be seen from satellites.

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/19/eating-wild-boar-feral-pigs_n_6348486.html


                     

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                            ANTIBIOTICS IN YOUR FOOD ANIMALS

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                                                     VIDEO

   THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT: CAFOs FACTORY FARMING

                                          http://sco.lt/5pYaYr

 

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                                               POULTRY

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 -▶  WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BLIND, FOOTLESS CHICKENS, FACTORY FARMS AND THE AG-GAG BILL http://sco.lt/71PvtJ


Mother Jones, December 05, 2013
- ▶  THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S MEATY GIFT TO BIG CHICKEN- SPED UP KILL LINES AND CHEMICAL SPRAYS

http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/12/usda-big-chicken-kill-lines


April 25, 2013 Government Accountability Project
- ▶  USDA WHISTLEBLOWERS: CHEMICAL USE IN INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARM POULTRY PLANTS A SERIOUS HAZARD http://www.whistleblower.org/blog/44-2013/2656-usda-whistleblowers-chemical-use-in-poultry-plants-a-serious-health-hazard


                                                       WATCH

       SO YOU WANT TO EAT INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMED EGGS?

                        California Egg Farm Investigation | Mercy For Animals

                                              http://ow.ly/kXbz1

 

Nation of Change, September 21, 2013
- ▶  CORPORATIONS/LOBBYISTS RULE: GOODBYE ORGANIC EGGS
 PROPOSED FDA FOOD SAFETY RULES SUPPORT FACTORY FARM CONCENTRATION CAMPS AND THREATEN TRUE FAMILY FARMING - : http://www.nationofchange.org/proposed-fda-food-safety-rules-support-factory-farming-threaten-family-farms-1379774141



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                              OUR INDUSTRIAL MEAT, DAIRY

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                                                 HIGH STEAKS

                                             http://sco.lt/5G3rBB


                                                    VIDEO

                                  August 15, 2013 Treehugger

          THE MECHANIZATION OF OUR MEAT, FOOD SUPPLY
Without any words, the film makes a statement about the production of meat, its mechanization and the people and animals involved in that process. http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/wordless-comment-overconsumption.html


             WHAT NEXT? OUR ANIMALS ARE NOT INANIMATE OBJECTS

                                          Grist, January 29, 2014
  -▶  POOR COWS:  WE CAN HARVEST METHANE FROM PUNCTURING COW'S STOMACHS, BUT SHOULD WE? Argentinian scientists are punching holes in the sides of cattle and passing pipes through to their stomachs. The other end of the pipe goes into a bag fitted on the cow’s back. The captured gas, which is basically the same natural gas that frackers and other drillers mine out of the ground, can be burned to produce energy. That releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere instead of the methane, which is a far more potent greenhouse gas.

http://grist.org/news/we-can-harvest-methane-from-cow-guts-should-we/

 

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                                           DAIRY FARMS


                                             -- WATCH --

        THE INDUSTRIAL DAIRY INDUSTRY IN 60 SECONDS FLAT

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZcUrWAK-8Q#at=47

 

- ▶  EXCLUSIVE: UNDERCOVER INSIDE THE U.S. DAIRY INDUSTRY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1918256069/exclusive-undercover-inside-the-us-dairy-industry


- ▶  ALTERING OUR COWS BY INJECTING THEM WITH rBST FORCING THEM TO PRODUCE MORE MILK http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Cattle_flatulence_doesnt_stink_with_biotechnology_999.html


One Green Planet, October 29, 2014
 -▶ MILK LIFE? HOW ABOUT MILK DESTRUCTION: THE SHOCKING TRUTH ABOUT THE DAIRY INDUSTRY AND THE ENVIRONMENT http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/the-dairy-industry-and-the-environment/


April 22, 2013 - Humanosphere
- ▶  STATE DEREGULATION OF INDUSTRIAL DAIRY FARMS - ENVIRONMENTAL COALITION RESPONDS http://www.riverkeeper.org/news-events/news/preserve-river-ecology/environmental-coalition-responds-to-state-deregulation-of-industrial-dairy-farms/

 

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                                     FEEDLOTS - CATTLE/BEEF

                         

                             An Image Says A Thousand Words                  

                         FEED LOT CATTLE http://ow.ly/mEGS1


  -▶ SO YOU WANT TO EAT MEAT? FEEDLOTS vs PASTURES http://sco.lt/4qkbib


- ▶ NEW BILL H.R. 5961, SEEKS TO PREVENT EPA FROM FLYING OVER LARGE-SCALE LIVESTOCK OPERATIONS  as part of their effort to enforce the Clean Water Act against the biggest polluters of waterways in the country. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-edwards/keeping-secrets-down-on-t_b_1736929.html


 Globe and Mail, October05, 2012
- ▶ UK. CAN MEAT FACTORIES BE SAFE SLAUGHTERING 4,000 COWS A DAY, 3,000 STEAKS A MINUTE? http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/can-meat-factories-be-safe-at-4000-cows-a-day-3000-steaks-a-minute/article4593690/

 

                                                MEATONOMICS

                       THE DIRTY TRUTH ABOUT CHEAP MEAT

                                               http://sco.lt/5MiErp


- ▶  BEEF'S RAW EDGES: OUR INDUSTRIALIZED FOOD SYSTEM, PART 1 http://sco.lt/5gZpWT


 Huffington Post Green, December 04, 2013
- ▶  HUMANS GROWING MORE CARNIVOROUS, GLOBAL FOOD STUDY SHOWS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/03/humans-carnivorous_n_4377206.html


- ▶ COULD EATING LESS MEAT HELP SAVE THE PLANET AND AVOID AN ECOLOGICAL DISASTER?  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3304266960/could-eating-less-meat-help-save-the-planet-and-avoid-an-ecological-disaster


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                                          SLAUGHTER HOUSES

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June 6, 2013 Huffington Post Green
- ▶  USDA INSPECTOR GENERAL: FOOD SAFETY AND HUMANE SLAUGHTER LAWS IGNORED WITH IMPUNITY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-friedrich/usda-inspector-general-fo_b_3333853.html

 

                                                 VIDEO

                            by PAUL McCARTNEY  (Former "Beatle")

          THE WEBSITE THE MEAT INDUSTRY DOESN'T WANT YOU TO SEE                                        http://www.meat.org/


                                               VIP WATCH

              Investigation by Australian ABC TV Four Corners

               "A BLOODY BUSINESS" - LIVE ANIMAL EXPORTS

                                           http://sco.lt/7cFyuf


                    

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           FEEDING ANIMALS GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD

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▶  INTRODUCING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ANIMALS INTO OUR ENVIRONMENT AND BODIES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2241145898/introducing-genetically-engineered-animals-into-our-environment-and-bodiesl


The Ecologist, November 28, 2013

-▶  DEFORMITIES, SICKNESS AND LIVESTOCK DEATHS: THE REAL COST OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED ANIMAL FEED http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2176082/deformities_sickness_and_livestock_deaths_the_real_cost_of_gm_animal_feed.html


Reuters, November 25, 2013
- ▶ NEW GERMAN COALITION WOULD SEEK STRICTER LABELING OF GMO-FED MEAT AND FOOD http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/11/25/us-germany-coalition-agriculture-idUKBRE9AO0DW20131125


June 21, 2013 Living on Earth:
- ▶  ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS FOR PIGS FED GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD (So What's It Doing To You?) http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00025&segmentID=1


Economic Times, June 09, 2014
 ▶  INDIA OFFICIALS SEEK TO CURB ANTIBIOTICS AND HORMONES IN ANIMAL FEED  http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-06-09/news/50448268_1_food-producing-animals-antibiotics-animal-feed


- ▶  FARMER-LED RESEARCH: FEEDING GMO TO ANIMALS: TOXIC FACTS http://www.anh-europe.org/news/why-farmer-led-research-could-create-a-quiet-revolution-in-gm#.UkhEDEP6Jc8.twitter

 

June 27, 2013 Nation of Change
- ▶  FIRST LONG TERM STUDY RELEASED ON PIGS, CATTLE WHO EAT GMO SOY AND CORN OFFER FRIGHTENING RESULTS http://www.nationofchange.org/first-long-term-study-released-pigs-cattle-who-eat-gmo-soy-and-corn-offers-frightening-results-13723

 

August 8, 2013 Organic Consumers Association
- ▶  TORTURING ANIMALS WITH MONSANTO'S GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FEED http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_28062.cfm


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 March 19, 2013 - Huffington Post

- ▶  WHY EVERYONE SHOULD BE ANGRY ABOUT CORPORATE FACTORY FARMING http://sco.lt/7kUpVp


 - ▶  WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ANIMAL CONDITIONS ON FACTORY FARMS AND THE AG-GAG BILL http://sco.lt/5p824n

 

                                      MORE, BIGGER, FASTER :

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD: Anti-Whistle-blower Ag-Gag Laws http://sco.lt/8usxzV

 

 

 

 - ▶  LAST CHANCE FOR ANIMALS - FACTORY FARMING http://www.lcanimal.org/index.php/campaigns/other-issues/factory-farming

 

pdjmoo's insight:

EcoWatch, November 26, 2013

- ▶  HOW TO AVOID FACTORY FARMED FOODS http://ecowatch.com/2013/11/26/avoid-factory-farmed-foods/?utm_source=feedly


                                                      VIDEO

                                              DailyMail Online
THE BARBARIC COST OF YOUR WINTER COAT AND COMFORTER AND FOIE GRAS Down Feathers ripped from bird's backs and gaping wounds sewn up with no pain relief http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2240096/Feathers-ripped-birds-backs-gaping-wounds-sewn-pain-relief-The-barbaric-cost-winter-coat.html


                                                         VIDEO

DOWN PRODUCTION:  BIRDS HORRENDOUSLY ABUSED FOR THEIR FEATHERS  http://www.peta.org/features/down-investigation/


- ▶  ANTI-WHISTLE BLOWER AG-GAG LAWS AIMED AT KEEPING YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT YOUR FACTORY FARMED FOOD - PIGS, CHICKENS, VEAL, DAIRY, TURKEY, DUCKS http://sco.lt/7aFBUv


  - ▶  EATING WITH OUR EYES CLOSED - LEGALIZING CORPORATE FARMING ANIMAL ABUSE AND PRACTICES http://sco.lt/8IZrqD

 

                                      -▶  FARM-AGEDDON:

No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

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July 12, 2013 Ethical Corporation

▶  WHAT'S AN ORGANIC LABEL REALLY WORTH:
Supermarkets in North America and Europe are overflowing with organic-labelled fruit, vegetables, eggs and meats. More than 80 countries have organic standards and products carry one or more of 200 seals, logos and certification claims. But are consumers able to make informed choices? What’s the real ethical impact of “buying organic”? The answers are murkier than you might think.... http://www.ethicalcorp.com/supply-chains/organic-food-%E2%80%93-what-%E2%80%98organic%E2%80%99-label-really-worth


Grist, March 05,2015
▶  WALMART'S NEW "GREEN" "SUSTAINABLE" PRODUCT LABEL IS THE MOST MISLEADING YET http://grist.org/business-technology/walmarts-new-green-product-label-is-the-most-misleading-yet/



                                                  INFOGRAPH
FIND OUT WHICH COMPANIES YOU SUPPORT WHEN BUYING ORGANIC  http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/03/17/big-businesses-behind-organic-brands


May 23, 2013 Cornucopia Institute

▶  HAS YOUR FAVORITE ORGANIC BRAND BEEN HIJACKED BY CORPORATE AGRIBUSINESS - WHO OWNS ORGANICS?  http://app.streamsend.com/private/9pOA/GCz/A7Ks2Iz/browse/18693657


Alternet, July 21, 2014
 ▶  THE CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF 'ALL NATURAL' FOOD http://www.alternet.org/food/corporate-assault-all-natural-food

 

 Cornucopia News, March 28, 2014

WHAT ARE THE LEGAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ORGANIC AND NATURAL LABELS? http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/03/legal-differences-organic-natural-labels/


LiveScience, February 05, 2015
NEW STUDY: EATING ORGANIC PRODUCE CAN LIMIT PESTICIDE EXPOSURE http://www.livescience.com/49703-organic-produce-diet-pesticides.html


HuffPost Green, April 02, 2014
USDA:  SELLING OUT ORGANIC TO PROTECT FIVE FACTORY FARMS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-friedrich/usda-selling-out-organic-_b_5072263.html


Organic Consumers Association, April 02, 2014

▶  CORPORATE CLOUT CHIPS AWAY AT USDA ORGANIC STANDARDS. Without any input from the public, the USDA changed the way the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) decides which non-organic materials are allowed in certified organic. The change all but guarantees that when the NOSB meets every six months, the list of non-organic and synthetic materials allowed in organic will get longer and longer.  http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_29653.cfm


Common Dreams, April 29, 2014

▶  USDA COLLUDES WITH  CORPORATE AND BIG AG TAKEOVER OF 'ORGANIC' FOOD STANDARDS http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/29-2


▶  BUYING UP THE OPPOSITION: GIANT AGRI-FOOD CORPORATIONS GOBBLING UP NATION'S $63 BILLION YEARLY ORGANIC FOOD BUSINESS http://sco.lt/4oTOEr


San Jose Mercury News, November 08, 2014
▶  SHOWDOWN LOOMS AS CALIFORNIA EYES COMPULSORY SPRAYING OR ORGANIC CROPS : THE POWER OF THE GMO PESTICIDE LOBBY  http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_26898172/showdown-looms-california-eyes-pesticides


NaturalNews, October 03, 2014
▶  USDA CONTINUES SECRET PROCESS OF APPOINTING CORPORATE FACTORY FARM EXECUTIVES TO ORGANIC STANDARDS BOARD http://www.naturalnews.com/047114_Organic_Standards_USDA_farm_bill.html#


Politico, May 02, 2014

THE ORGANIC CIVIL WAR: What's allowed under the green and white “USDA Organic” seal on packages in the grocery store? There’s a civil war raging in the industry over how much longer exceptions should be permitted and how to best to get rid of them.
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/05/organic-food-industry-civil-war-agriculture-usda-106295.html?hp=f1


The Independent, December 12, 2014
ORGANIC FARMING CAN FEED THE WORLD IF DONE RIGHT, SCIENTISTS CLAIM : PESTICIDE-FREE CROPS

  http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/organic-farming-can-feed-the-world-if-done-right-scientists-claim-9913651.html


Guardian Environment, July 11, 2014
 ▶ CLEAR DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ORGANIC AND NON-ORGANIC FOOD, STUDY FINDS Research is first to find wide-ranging differences between organic and conventional fruits, vegetables and cereals  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/11/organic-food-more-antioxidants-study

 

Washington State University

Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, July 11, 2014
 -▶ NUTRITIONAL QUALITY AND SAFETY OF ORGANIC AND NON-ORGANIC FOOD differences in nutritional quality and safety between organically and non-organically grown crops http://csanr.wsu.edu/significant-benefits-organic-plant-based-foods/

 

29 November 2012

-▶  TOP U.S. HEALTH GIANT, KAISER PERMANENTE, SAYS BUY ORGANIC FOR PROPER HEALTH:  AVOID GMOs http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/14767-focus-top-us-healthcare-giant-gmos-are-devastating-health


Guardian Sustainable Business, October 20, 2014
INVESTING IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE BY CONVERTING FARMS TO "BEYOND ORGANIC'. How do you profitably invest in sustainable agriculture - farms producing diverse, fairly-priced healthy food without harming the environment, but which also restore soil fertility and provide farmers with a fair living? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/oct/20/investing-sustainable-agriculture-farms-beyond-organic


Treehugger, October 14, 2014

FARMERS' MARKET FRAUD:  DO YOU REALLY KNOW WHERE YOUR FARMERS' MARKET PRODUCE COMES FROM?  CALIFORNIA TAKES ACTION http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/do-you-really-know-where-your-farmers-market-produce-comes.html


 Technologywater,December 14, 2013
▶  UN REPORT SAYS SMALL-SCALE ORGANIC FARMING ONLY WAY TO FEED THE WORLD. Even as the United States government continues to push for the use of more chemically-intensive and corporate-dominated farming methods such as GMOs and monoculture-based crops, the United Nations is once against sounding the alarm about the urgent need to return to (and develop) a more sustainable, natural and organic system.

  http://www.technologywater.com/post/69995394390/un-report-says-small-scale-organic-farming-only-way-to


Truthdig, March 20, 2014

- ▶  RADICAL U.N. REPORT PROMOTES DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF FOOD AND AN END TO CORPORATE DOMINATION http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/radical_un_report_promotes_democratic_control_of_food_2014032


 

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                      USDA/FDA COLLUDES WITH CORPORATE BUSINESS

                                         TO TAKEOVER ORGANICS

                                         =======================


                    STOP THE USDA CORPORATE COUP OF ORGANICS ! 


Seed Freedom, June 17, 2014
CITIZEN GROUPS CHALLENGE USDA's POWER GRAB "THREATENING" ORGANIC INTEGRITY http://seedfreedom.in/citizen-groups-challenge-usdas-power-grab-threatening-organic-integrity-2/


Cornucopia Institute, May 18th 2012

▶  THE ORGANIC WATERGATE: Advocates Condemn Corruption and USDA's Cozy Relationship with Corporate Agribusinesses in Organics http://www.cornucopia.org/2012/05/the-organic-watergate-advocates-condemn-corruption-and-usdas-cozy-relationship-with-corporate-agribusinesses-in-organics-2/


A Call for Action to Protect Organic - Beyond Pesticides

▶  USDA ORGANIC PROPOSAL BLURS LINES BETWEEN ORGANIC AND CONVENTIONAL (GMO)  FOOD PRODUCTION  - PDF http://www.beyondpesticides.org/infoservices/pesticidesandyou/Winter%2097-98%20vol.%2017%20no.%204.pdf


PR Watch, May 21, 2014

 -▶ ARE ORGANIC STANDARDS IN JEOPARDY?  WATCHDOG SAY 'YES' http://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/05/12480/organic-standards-jeopardy


TakePart, September 03, 2014
INFOGRAPH: THE "USDA ORGANIC' SEAL: WHAT DOES 'HUMANE' MEAN ANYWAY? THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO MEAT LABELS

http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/09/03/consumer-reports-infographic


Treehugger, MAY 02, 2014
WHAT USDA 'ORGANIC' FOOD IS...AND WHAT IT ISN'T - Critics like Cornucopia Institute says the USDA is attempting a 'power grab' in the interest of big business and in order to expand the exemptions list.http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/what-organic-food-is-and-what-it-isnt.html


Cornucopia Institute, June 19, 2014
DON'T BE FOOLED BY THE NAME :"THE ORGANIC TRADE ASSOCIATION" (OTA) IS A BIG INDUSTRY LOBBY GROUP MISREPRESENTING ORGANIC FARMERS....the USDA will not allow any promotional or information program, project, or activity that can be viewed as disparaging to conventionally produced products...

http://www.cornucopia.or

g/2014/06/robo-calls-bother-organic-farmers-during-spring-planting/


Cornucopia Institute, May 07, 2014

▶  IT'S TIME TO TAKE BACK THE ORGANIC COMMUNITY

Big Ag and their USDA cohorts have attempted to stack The National Organic Standards Board with their ilk, wresting power from true organic proponents, but four seats are now open. If you or someone you know would like to help take back organics, nominations are due May 15, 2014

 http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/05/time-take-back-organic-community/

 

                 DON'T LET THE #USDA DESTROY ORGANICS

                                                  PETITION:

                                     Food Democracy Now

An outrageous power grab to destroy organics must be stopped! Right now one of the biggest assaults on the integrity of organic foods is taking place at the USDA that has ever been conceived, with high-level political appointees working behind the scenes with giant industrial corporations that sell organic product lines to gut 20 years of precedent in the congressionally-mandated National Organic Standards Board (NOSB).

At stake here is the neutering of an independent NOSB decision making process and the deliberate destruction of organic integrity by allowing synthetic ingredients to be permanently allowed in organic foods due to pressure from giant corporate organic interests. http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/take_stand_for_organic_integrity/


May 22, 2013 Cornucopia Institute

▶  WHO OWNS ORGANICS? = UPDATED http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/05/who-owns-organics-updated/


 Alternet, July 01, 2014
 -▶ FOOD LABELLED 'ORGANIC' IS NO GUARANTEE OF SAFETY -- SHOCKING LEVELS OF HEAVY METALS IN "IMPORTED" FOOD HIGHLIGHT THE DANGER http://www.alternet.org/environment/why-food-labelled-organic-no-guarantee-safety-shocking-levels-heavy-metals-found

 

Nation of Change, February 25, 2014

  - ▶  USDA POLICY FAILS TO ADDRESS GMO CONTAMINATION OF ORGANIC CROPS http://www.nationofchange.org/usda-policy-fails-address-gmo-contamination-organic-crops-1393343848

 

 Los Angeles Times,

PLANNED FDA FOOD SAFETY RULES RILE ORGANIC FARMERS . "They are going to drive organic farms out of business," said Dave Runsten, policy director for Community Alliance with Family Farmers in Davis, Calif.http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-food-safety-20140223,0,6831660.story#axzz2uBOccbZY

 

Modern Farmer, September 19, 2014
▶  WHY IS THE USDA BUYING SUBMACHINE GUNS? http://modernfarmer.com/2014/09/usda-buying-submachine-guns/


 ▶  THE POWERFUL USDA ALLOWS MORE GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS TO MARKET DESPITE SERIOUS HEALTH CONCERNS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3337601961/the-powerful-usda-allows-more-genetically-modified-foods-to-market-despite-serious-health-concerns


Nation of Change, September 21, 2013

PROPOSED FDA FOOD SAFETY RULES SUPPORT FACTORY FARMING, THREATEN FAMILY FARMS http://www.nationofchange.org/proposed-fda-food-safety-rules-support-factory-farming-threaten-family-farms-1379774141


Mother Jones, January 145, 2014
-▶  WAIT, WE INJECT ANTIBIOTICS INTO EGGS FOR ORGANIC CHICKEN??? http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/01/organic-chicken-and-egg-antibiotics-edition

 

                                                    WATCH

           SO YOU WANT TO EAT INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMED EGGS? -                           CALIFORNIA EGG FARM INVESTIGATION

                                             http://ow.ly/kXbz1


Cornucopia Institute, December 11, 2014
▶ INVESTIGATION: INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMS PRODUCING MASSIVE QUANTITIES OF "ORGANIC" MILK AND EGGS. In what has been called one of the largest fraud investigations in the history of the organic industry, The Cornucopia Institute, a Wisconsin-based farm policy research group, announced filing formal legal complaints against 14 industrial livestock operations producing milk, meat and eggs being marketed, allegedly illegally, as organic. http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/12/investigation-factory-farms-producing-massive-quantities-organic-milk-eggs/


Cornucopia Institute

July 23, 2013 Cornucopia Institute

FDA AND USDA COLLUDE TO ELIMINATE TRUE ORGANIC EGG PRODUCTION, FAVORING INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMS.  http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/07/fdausda-collude-to-eliminate-true-organic-egg-production/


 

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                              "NATURAL" vs "ORGANIC" LABELING

                                ===========================


Treehugger, November  21, 2014
▶  GENERAL MILLS AGREES TO DROP "100% NATURAL" LABELING IN FACE OF LAWSUIT - FOODS LABELED "NATURAL" AT NOT GMO FREE In the fight for a better food system, it’s broadly known that labels like “all natural” mean next to nothing. There’s no legal definition of what constitutes natural food in the U.S., and manufacturers have used the word widely and liberally... http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/general-mills-agrees-drop-natural-labeling-face-lawsuit.html


                                                       VIDEO
                                   TreeHugger, February 10, 2014
                          HERE'S WHY "NATURAL" IS NOT "ORGANIC"

http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/heres-why-natural-not-organic-video.html

 

New York Times, December 19, 2013

▶  BIG FOOD TRADE GROUP SEEKS "NATURAL" LABEL FOR FOOD CONTAINING GMO FOOD http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/20/business/trade-group-seeks-natural-label-on-modified-food.html?emc=edit_tnt_20131219&tntemail0=y&_r=0

 

The Washington Post, June 24, 2014
THE WORD "NATURAL" HELPS SELL $40 BILLION WORTH OF FOOD IN THE U.S. EVERY YEAR - AND THE LABEL MEANS NOTHING http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/06/24/the-word-natural-helps-sell-40-billion-worth-of-food-in-the-u-s-every-year-and-the-label-means-nothing/


Treehugger, June 18, 2014

"NATURAL" LABELING MISLEADS MORE THAN HALF OF AMERICANS http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/natural-labeling-misleads-more-half-americans.html

 

Natural News, June 18, 2014
WHOLE FOODS SUED OVER FALSE "ALL NATURAL" CLAIM ON BAKED GOODS http://www.naturalnews.com/045617_all_natural_Whole_Foods_lawsuit.html


The Grio, November 27, 2013
▶  'FRESH FOOD' - WHAT ARE YOU REALLY EATING http://thegrio.com/2013/11/27/fresh-food-what-are-you-really-eating/

 

PR Watch, January 15, 2014

▶  BIOSOLIDS: UNDER PRESSURE, WHOLE FOODS AGREES TO STOP SELLING PRODUCE GROWN IN SEWAGE SLUDGE... Industrial and hospital waste and human excrement http://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/01/12359/whole-foods-agrees-stop-selling-produce-grown-sewage-sludge



  ▶  ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE GENE-ALTERED PLANTS'? http://sco.lt/7v6Y2T


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Deutche Welles, March 25, 2014

▶  EU TO IMPOSE STRICTER RULES ON ORGANIC PRODUCTS, MAKING IT MORE EXPENSIVE FOR FARMERS GIVING LEVERAGE TO BIG AG http://www.dw.de/eu-to-impose-stricter-rules-on-organic-products/a-17519757

 

 EurActive, April 02, 2014

▶  PRO-BUSINESS EU COMMISSION "REFORMS" ORGANIC FARMING REGULATIONS: SKEPTICS SAY EXCESSIVE REGULATION DESIGNED BY BIG AGRICULTURE FEARING GROWING COMPETITION http://www.euractiv.com/sections/agriculture-food/eu-reforms-organic-farming-301321


HuffingtonPost Politics, August 02, 2014

 ▶ WE CAN REVERSE CLIMATE CHANGE BY THE WAY WE GROW FOOD

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-kucinich/the-way-we-grow-food_b_5634675.html0

 

                                      The Cornucopia Institute

                                               July 16, 2014
                                     WHITE HOUSE PETITION:

Ask President Obama to Reverse USDA Coup Undermining Organic Governing Board and Shifting Power to Agribusiness Lobbyists. Stop allowing corporations to add gimmicky and risky synthetic chemicals to organics http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/07/white-house-petition-president-obama-please-reverse-usda-coup-undermining-organics/

 

                                                           WATCH
                                                      Vandana Shiva
                                     THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND SEED
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYwOTLopWIw

 

                                       INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp



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                                              WHY ORGANIC?

                                  ========================

 

Organic Gardening,
WENDELL BERRY ON WHY IT IS VITAL THAT WE UNDERSTAND WHERE AND HOW OUR FOOD IS PRODUCED http://www.organicgardening.com/living/wendell-berry-pleasure-eating

 

 EcoWatch, April 22, 2014

▶  HOW ORGANIC FARMING CAN REVERSE CLIMATE CHANGE. The soil’s ability to reverse climate change, but only when the health of the soil is maintained through organic regenerative agriculture http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/22/organic-farming-reverse-climate-change/

 

Common Dream, February 27, 2014
ORGANIC AGRICULTURE:  THE WAY FORWARD IN THE AGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE. Cling to a food system that contributes to climate change and jeopardizes food security, or adopt a regenerative system that strengthens food security and helps mitigate the climate crisis—"The choice is ours to make," a new report states. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/27-6

 

 Third World Network
▶  ORGANIC AGRICULTURE CAN ADDRESS FOOD SECURITY, FAO SAYS http://www.twn.my/title2/susagri/susagri003.htm

 

ORGANIC GROWING HEALS THE EARTH.  HERE'S WHY http://sco.lt/8lMQ4H

 

Seattle Organic Restaurants
▶  10 REASON WHY ORGANIC FOOD ARE CHEAPER THAN CONVENTIONAL AND GMO BASED FOODS http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/10-reasons-organic-foods-cheaper-conventional-gmo-based-foods/

 

▶  DOES FOOD SECURITY'S FUTURE LIE IN ORGANIC SEEDS?  http://sco.lt/8I0UGP

 

Cornucopia Institute, November 25, 2013

▶  WISCONSIN HAS GROWN INTO A HOTBED OF ORGANIC FARMING http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/11/wisconsin-grown-hotbed-organic-farming/

 

Common Dream, February 27, 2014
  - ▶  ORGANIC AGRICULTURE:  THE WAY FORWARD IN THE AGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE. Cling to a food system that contributes to climate change and jeopardizes food security, or adopt a regenerative system that strengthens food security and helps mitigate the climate crisis—"The choice is ours to make," a new report states. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/27-6


Grist, March 05, 2014

  - ▶  ORGANIC FARMERS JUST CAN'T GET ALONG WITH GMO-GROWING NEIGHBORS http://grist.org/news/get-off-my-lawn-organic-farmers-just-cant-get-along-with-gmo-growing-neighbors/

 

Food & Water Watch, February 28, 2014
  - ▶  ORGANIC FARMERS PAY THE PRICE FOR CONTAMINATION: PDF DOWNLOAD http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/briefs/organic-farmers-pay-the-price-for-contamination/

 

▶  KEEP MONSANTO OUT OF YOUR VEGGIE PATCH - GROWING CONCERNS AS GMO SEEDS CREEP INTO CONSUMER MARKET - UNLABELLED  http://sco.lt/8EPLjl

 

August 5, 2013 Natural News
▶  MONSANTO NOW OVERRIDING NATURAL LAW BY PATENTING MULTIPLE COMMON VEGETABLES http://www.naturalnews.com/041485_Monsanto_patents_GMOs.html

 

 Treehugger, March 11, 2014
▶  WHO KNEW VEGETABLE GARDENS COULD BE SO REVOLUTIONARY? http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/who-knew-vegetable-gardens-could-be-so-revolutionary.html

 

September 13, 2013 Triple Pundit
▶  WHEN "PERFECT" IS WASTEFUL: IS THERE A BUSINESS CASE FOR SELLING NATURAL "UGLY" FRUIT AND VEGETABLES  http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/09/business-case-selling-ugly-fruit-vegetables/

 

 Organic Gardening,
▶  YES, FARM-FRESH PRODUCE TASTES BETTER, BUT THERE ARE DOZENS MORE REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SUPPORT LOCAL FOOD http://www.organicgardening.com/living/8-best-foods-to-buy-at-the-farmers-market?cm_mmc=OGGazette-_-939796-_-06072012-_-the_8_best_foods_to_buy_at_farmers_markets_title

 

Alternet, May 11, 2014
-▶  INSIDE THE NATION'S FIRST VEGETARIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL http://www.alternet.org/education/inside-nations-first-vegetarian-public-school

 

 Foods4Better Health, January 28th, 2014
▶  ORGANIC  PRODUCE STILL EXPOSED TO PESTICIDES AND TOXINS http://www.foods4betterhealth.com/organic-produce-still-contains-pesticides-study-7392

 

TIME, June 23, 2014
WHY ORGANIC IS THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR PARENTS http://time.com/2914155/organic-food-children-health/

  

                                                     BIG FOOD

                                            Vox, April 23, 2014
MICHAEL POLLAN THINKS WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://www.vox.com/2014/4/23/5627992/big-food-michael-pollan-thinks-wall-street-has-way-too-much-influence

 

 May 30, 2013 Nation of Change
▶  THE RUSSIANS PROVE SMALL ORGANIC CAN FEED THE WORLD http://www.nationofchange.org/russians-prove-small-scale-organic-can-feed-world-1369923601


Los Angeles, October 3, 2013
▶  NEW CALIFORNIA LAW AIMS TO CULTIVATE URBAN AGRICULTURE http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-urban-agriculture-law-20131003,0,3253879.story

 

The Ideas Arcade, March 02, 2014
▶  AQUAPONICS: GROWING FRESH VEGETABLES AND FISH TOGETHER - WITHOUT SOIL:  FEEDING THE WORLD WITH AQUAPONICS http://www.theideasarcade.com/growing-food-without-soil-feeding-world-aquaponics/

 

 ▶  PERMACULTURE IS THE SILVER-GREEN BULLET FOR THE MIDDLE EAST http://sco.lt/5Tql9d

 

  ▶  IT CAN BE DONE: BHUTAN SET TO BECOME WORLD'S FIRST WHOLLY ORGANIC COUNTRY.   NO PESTICIDES.  NO CHEMICALS.  NO GMO http://sco.lt/7bEFHt

 

 

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                          GMOs, INDUSTRIAL FOOD INDUSTRY

                                        AND PESTICIDES

                                        =======================


                                                 BAN GMOs NOW

                              A Special Institute of Science In Society

                                                 http://sco.lt/5CPilt


WATTAgNet, April 08, 2014

▶  GLOBAL ANIMAL FEEDLOT ADDITIVES MARKET TO REACH $20 BILLION BY 2020 http://www.wattagnet.com/Global_animal_feed_additives_market_to_reach_$20_billion_by_2020.html

 

Washington Post, January 27, 2014

 -▶ FDA HAS ALLOWED ANTIBIOTICS IN ANIMAL FEED DESPITE RISK TO HUMAN HEALTH - REPORT http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/fda-allows-antibiotics-in-animal-feed-despite-potential-risk-to-human-health-report-claims/2014/01/27/63a73a88-869e-11e3-916e-e01534b1e132_story.html

 

 - ▶  FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/5qIZnN

 

  -▶ SO YOU WANT TO EAT MEAT?  FEEDLOTS vs PASTURES http://sco.lt/4qkbib

 

 Seattle Organic Restaurants

BREAD AND CEREAL BARS CONTAMINATED WITH TOXIC ROUNDUP 'GLYPHOSATE'  http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/is-your-bread-cereal-bars-water-contaminated-with-toxic-glyphosate.php


▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/63qRl3

 

 ▶  CORPORATE HIJACKING OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE:  GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GLOBAL GMO INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/73IdQ9


Pambazuka, July 24. 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:  WHICH WAY AFRICA?
  African governments are under intense pressure from within but also from big agribusiness and Western governments to embrace GMOs. Governments must resist all forms of arm-twisting and food colonialism and make their biotechnology choices based on the facts http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/92594


 Wall Street Journal, August 07, 2014
- ▶THE GMO FIGHT RIPPLES DOWN THE FOOD CHAIN. Facing Consumer Pressure, More Firms Are Jettisoning GMOs From Their Foods  http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-gmo-fight-ripples-down-the-food-chain-1407465378


                                               WATCH (6:29)
                   ANNA LAPPE AND FOOD MYTHBUSTERS
   DO WE NEED INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE TO FEED THE WORLD
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uem2ceZMxYk


 ▶ WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BLIND, FOOTLESS CHICKENS, FACTORY FARMS AND THE AG-GAG BILL http://sco.lt/71PvtJ


Alternet, July 30, 2014
 -▶ PESTICIDES IN YOUR COFFEE? WHY YOU SHOULD CHECK YOUR COFFEE LABEL -- TWICE http://www.alternet.org/food/coffee-pesticides

 

                                       BEYOND PESTICIDES
           PESTICIDE-INDUCED DISEASES DATA BASE -- CANCER
               http://www.beyondpesticides.org/health/cancer.php

 

 The Ecologist, July 02, 2014
 -▶ NEONICOTINOIDS ARE POISONING NOT JUST HUMANS AND BEES BUT ENTIRE FARMLAND ECOSYSTEMS The world's most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals' impacts. http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2459001/neonicotoids_are_poisoning_entire_farmland_ecosystems.html

 

 RT News, November 26, 2013
▶  GMOs LINKED TO GLUTEN DISORDERS PLAGUING 18 MILLION AMERICANS http://rt.com/usa/gmo-gluten-sensitivity-trigger-343/

 

                                                        WATCH
                                Katie Couric's New Documentary

                                                        'FED UP'"

                         Takes on Junk Food and the Obesity Crisis

40 PERCENT OF FOOD POISONOUS: FAO-GOVT TESTS FIND BANNED PESTICIDES IN ALL ITEMS http://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/40pc-food-poisonous-21921

 

▶  DO THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF A DIET RICH IN FRUITS AND VEGETABLE OUTWEIGH THE RISKS OF PESTICIDE EXPOSURE? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/955861738/do-the-health-benefits-of-a-diet-rich-in-fruits-and-vegetables-outweigh-the-risks-of-pesticide-exposure

 

▶  THE CHILD VICTIMS OF AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE POISONING - PESTICIDE INDUSTRY DISMISSIVE  http://sco.lt/8KO8GH

 

Motley Fool, March 05, 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND ECOCIDE:  RENOWNED EXPERT SAYS GMOs POSE MORE RISK THAN WE THINK. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have the ability to cause "an irreversible termination of life at some scale, which could be the planet." says Nassim Taleb, distinguished professor of risk engineering at New York University http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/03/05/renowned-expert-gmos-pose-more-risk-than-we-think.aspx


                                                   WATCH;

                     POISONING PARADISE: ISLANDS AT RISK

                   The Genetic Engineering War in Hawai'i

                                      http://sco.lt/8hNxzd

 

Reuters, July 29, 2013
GMO COMPANIES LAUNCH WEBSITE TO FIGHT ANTI-BiOTECH MOVEMENT http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/29/us-gmo-campaign-idUSBRE96S0QX20130729

 

                                 OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE

                   SEED PATENT AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD

                          THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY

                                         http://sco.lt/6FiLkv

 

                                                 WATCH: 

                                         "A RIVER OF WASTE" 

The Massive Pollution and History of Corporate Factory Farms - CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Lots) http://sco.lt/6PQUk5

 

 ▶ PESTICIDE LOBBY SPENDS MILLIONS TO DEFEND CHEMICALS TIED TO BEE DEATHS AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/5Fiin3

 

May 15, 2013 Natural News
▶  ORANGES AND LEMONS BEING TREATED WITH CHEMICAL FUNGICIDES AND PESTICIDES THAT CAUSE CANCER AND THYROID PROBLEMS http://www.naturalnews.com/040339_imazalil_pesticides_oranges.html

 

 

▶  MICHAEL POLLAN: AGRIGIANTS' NATIONAL STRANGLEHOLD: APPROACHING A "TWO-CLASS" FOOD SYSTEM  http://sco.lt/7nBVkP

 

WALL STREET BANKS EYE AMERICAN FARMLAND, THREATEN FUTURE OF US AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/4nG6Ur

 

                                             -- WATCH --

                                              "FOOD, INC"

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkL2Q_kCRms


 

                               ========================

                                               WALMART

                                ========================


 In These Times, June 23, 2014
 ▶ HOW WAL-MART THREATENS ORGANIC FOOD http://inthesetimes.com/article/16785/how_walmart_threatens_organic_food

 

 Grist, April 12, 2014
WHY YOU SHOULD BE SKEPTICAL OF WALMART'S CHEAP ORGANIC FOOD http://grist.org/news/why-you-should-be-skeptical-of-walmarts-cheap-organic-food/

 

Food For Thought, April 16, 2014

▶  "WALMARTING OF ORGANICS" SPARKS THOUGHTS http://oldfarmerlady.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/walmarting-of-organics-sparks-thoughts/

 

Jan 10, 2013 AlertNet
-▶  ARE WALMART AND BIG FOOD LOBBYING FOR A GMO LABELING LAW IN PREPARATION FOR WEAKENING ORGANIC CERTIFICATION? http://www.alternet.org/food/are-wal-mart-and-big-food-lobbying-fda-gmo-labeling-law

 

Walmart Corporate, April 10, 2014
▶  WALMART AND WILD OATS LAUNCH EFFORT TO DRIVE DOWN ORGANIC FOOD PRICES (WHICH COULD WEAKEN "ORGANIC" LABEL REQUIREMENTS BY USDA) http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2014/04/10/walmart-and-wild-oats-launch-effort-to-drive-down-organic-food-prices


▶  GIANT FOOD CORPORATIONS ARE CONTROLLING OUR FOOD SUPPLY AND WALMART POLICIES TO CONTROL MONOPOLY http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/giant-food-corporations-Monsanto-DuPont-Wal-Mart-are-controlling-our-food-supply.php

 

 ▶ FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATION OF AMERICA AND AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8v8qtl

 

The Des Moines Register, July 11, 2014

 ▶ AG INTERESTS IN SOME STATES SEEK TO MAKE INDUSTRIAL FARMING A "CONSTITUTIONAL" RIGHT. Powerful industrial corporate ag interests in some states want to declare farming a right to fight back against animal-welfare activists and opponents of genetically modified crops. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/2014/07/11/agriculture-interests-farming-right-amendment/12511223/

 

 Nation of Change, July 27, 2014
-▶  TOP AGRIBUSINESS FOOD COMPANIES DUMPING WASTE IN OUR WATERS. Companies like Tyson Foods, Cargill, Inc., and Perdue Farms Inc. dump their garbage—more than 206 million pounds of it—into our water almost every year and leave others to worry about the clean-up. Now, as the Environmental Protection Agency considers a rule to restore the Clean Water Act, these companies are pulling out all the stops to maintain their freedom to dump and pollute, regardless of the toxic outcomes. http://www.nationofchange.org/top-agribusiness-food-companies-dumping-waste-our-waters-1406476247

 

 ▶  WORLD'S LARGEST FOOD CORPORATIONS CREATING LEGACY OF DESTRUCTION  http://sco.lt/6sSzK5

 

▶  FARM TO FORK: THE STORY OF OUR TOXIC FOOD SYSTEM - INFOGRAPHIC  (What Are We Feeding Our Kids?)  http://sco.lt/66Od05

 

▶  MOMS ACROSS AMERICA SAY 'LABEL GMOs...NOW" http://sco.lt/5zVRab

 

 ▶  GENE-SPLICED GMO SALMON COMING SOON TO A PLATE NEAR YOU http://sco.lt/7vtLDF


 ▶  THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS AND RUNOFF http://sco.lt/5ZDrZh

 

                   

         ----------- ▶▶ IDENTIFYING GMO'S IN YOUR FOOD ▶▶ -----------

 

▶  GMO DEFINED http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-defined/ http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-defined/

 

 May 29, 2014 RealFarmacy

▶  PRINTABLE LIST OF MONSANTO "FOOD" PRODUCERS USING GMO PRODUCTS  http://www.realfarmacy.com/printable-list-of-monsanto-owned-food-producers/

 

**** "BUYCOTT" APP

May 15, 2013 Nation Of Change

▶  MONSANTO, GMOs IN YOUR FOOD? Monsanto, GMOs in your food : The guessing game is over. No longer will consumers wonder what companies are behind the millions of products that fill supermarket shelves because there’s an app for that.

http://www.nationofchange.org/buycott-koch-brothers-monsanto-and-other-industries-products-lining-supermarket-shelves-1368628289

 

July 17, 2013 NxtNutrio A Food App

▶  IDENTIFIES NON-GMO FOODS BY SCANNING THE BAR CODES OF FOOD PRODUCTS http://www.nextnutrio.com/?p=924

 

                          

                                 WHY THE "LABEL GMOs" UPRISING

Global Marches Challenge Monsanto and The Global Corporate Biotech Cartel's Dominance http://sco.lt/73oibx


                       THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET

                            SOIL AS A LIFELINE - CLIMATE CHANGE

                                            http://sco.lt/4nJvdp

 


pdjmoo's insight:


                                          WATCH

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO (FULL LENGTH)

The Leader of the Biotech Agricultural Cartel 

http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE From Saccharin to GE Seed - Chemicals for Food, Agriculture, War http://sco.lt/5TGVDl

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lloyd stanley gordon's curator insight, September 30, 2013 6:35 PM

This  appears  to  offer  some  quite  definitive  statements  on  'Organic'.

Mera Buford's curator insight, November 27, 2013 10:02 PM

It's good to keep an eye out for these things when you shop. A little knowledge goes a long way.

www.myfmday.com

 

Jose's curator insight, March 20, 2014 12:33 PM

After reading this article and having worked at a organic farmers market, i do not believe everything labeled as "organic" can all be 100 percent accurate. Although many are certified or classified as being organic i do not believe what the organic companies are trying to sell us. Makes me as an individual believe what is going on in the world, where you cannot trust what is being put down your mouth. Obviously a person has to eat but what exactly are they eating is the proper question. Certainty an eyebrow raising situation i believe everything is a scam. People will pay for something that is labeled as "organic" which only profits the business and is all about money, rather then be as a positive interest to an individual. 

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THE GREAT AMERICAN EXPORT - JUNK FOOD - Processed Food, Diabetes, Obesity Rampant

THE GREAT AMERICAN EXPORT - JUNK FOOD - Processed Food, Diabetes, Obesity Rampant | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

                                                       WATCH:
                        GLOBESITY - FAT'S NEW FRONTIER (1hr)
                                       ABC Australia, Investigation
If you thought obesity was just a problem in the developed economies like the US. UK and Australia, Foreign Correspondent’s feature length special "Globesity - Fat’s New Frontier" will set you straight.
http://www.abc.net.au/foreign/content/2012/s3547707.htm
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/globesity-fats-new-frontier/


Project Syndicate April 02, 2015
THE GLOBAL OBESITY THREAT
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/global-obesity-threat-by-richard-dobbs-and-boyd-swinburn-2015-04


TakePart, March 27, 2015
 ▶  JUNK FOOD TAX AIMS O BEAT DIABETES EPIDEMIC IN NEGLECTED CORNER OF AMERICA : THE NAVAJO NATION http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/03/27/navajo-nation-first-ever-junk-food-tax-0?cmpid=tp-twtr


Grist, March 02, 2015
 ▶  BRAZIL'S NUTRITION WISDOM:  NO JUNK FOOD, NO EATING ALONE http://grist.org/food/brazils-nutrition-wisdom-no-junk-food-no-eating-alone/

                                                  WATCH                                          

                                 Video Report, Newshour PBS

                                        AMERICAN JUNK FOOD

             Creating Chaos With Health, Children and Cultural Norms

                                            http://sco.lt/5LDQfJ


BBC, January 2, 2014

-▶  OBESITY QUADRUPLES TO NEARLY ONE BILLION IN DEVELOPING WORLD AS WESTERN DIETS/LIFESTYLE ENCROACHES http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25576400

 

 Marketplace, March 31, 2014
- ▶ AS FAST FOOD MAKES IN ROADS, INDIA'S OBESITY RATE SKY ROCKETS http://www.marketplace.org/topics/world/bbc-world-service/fast-food-makes-inroads-indias-obesity-rate-rockets


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 24, 2015
 ▶  ADVISORY PANEL EYES SHIFT TO MORE SUSTAINABLE DIET IN THE U.S. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/24/advisory-panel-eyes-shift-to-more-sustainable-diet-in-u-s/


Guardian Sustainable Business, August 27, 214
-▶ SWEETS, FIZZY DRINKS AND SKIN LIGHTENERS: THE PRODUCTS BEING SOLD TO THE POOR IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. As business targets base of the pyramid markets well-meaning westerners worry about unsustainability. But given developed world consumption habits - is this just hypocritical? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/aug/27/sweets-fizzy-drinks-skin-lighteners-products-sold-poor-communities


                                         HOOKED ON JUNK

                          New York Times, September 30, 2013

  -▶ COKE LAUNCHES ITS OWN SHOPS IN DEVELOPING WORLD TO DELIVER "FOOD", BOTTLED WATER AND WI-FI (Nothing "benevolent" Here - Only Expanding their markets and bottomline)  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/01/health/coca-cola-plans-kiosks-with-water-and-internet.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0


Thomson Reuters Foundation, February 28, 2014

-▶  5 FACTS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT OBESITY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES http://www.trust.org/slideshow/?id=6e59605a-b956-4e97-ac8c-d74a3feb0ef6

 

                                                VIDEO (7:13)
                                  "BIG FOOD" And Addiction
                   Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity

                  http://www.yaleruddcenter.org/news.aspx?id=403



                                      IT'S A GLOBAL EPIDEMIC....

       GLOBAL MARKETING OF JUNK FOOD AROUND THE WORLD


 June 20, 2013 BuzzFeed

-▶  8 FOODS WE EAT IN THE U.S. THAT ARE BANNED IN OTHER COUNTRIES http://www.buzzfeed.com/ashleyperez/8-foods-we-eat-in-the-us-that-are-banned-in-other-countries

 

TakePart, September 27, 2013

-▶  CHINA WILL SOON RULE THE WORLD IN WESTERN PROCESSED, JUNK FOOD CONSUMPTION...AND DIABETES AND OBESITY RISE
Just like America, processed food consumption is having its effects on China’s population. Twelve percent of China’s adult population—114 million people—have diabetes, causing complications such as cardiovascular and kidney disease, as well as strokes, that experts say amount to a “major epidemic.”

American presidents may talk about exporting democracy, but we've had far better luck getting other nations to adopt our fast food-eating ways. In China alone, McDonald’s now has more than 1,600 restaurants, and Bloomberg reported last year that the fast-food chain generates around 22 percent of its revenue from franchises in the Asia Pacific region, the Middle East, and Africa... http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/09/27/china-will-soon-rule-world-processed-food-consumption

 

Green Prophet, February 20, 2014
-▶ IN JORDAN, 33 PERCENT STANDING CAN'T SEE THEIR FEET. 

Jordan is becoming a heavyweight on the global stage, but this is nothing to puff up about.  The kingdom is among the world’s worst countries for obesity according to Oxfam’s World Food Index 2013, with 33% of standing Jordanians unable to see their feet. Over 14% of the population is also diabetic. - See more at: http://www.greenprophet.com/2014/02/in-jordan-33-percent-standing-cant-see-their-feet/

 

May 3, 2013 Green Prophet:

-▶  BANNED: JUNK FOOD FOR KIDS "AGAINST THE LAW" IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES http://www.greenprophet.com/2012/05/gulf-obesity-spurs-health-mafia/

 

June 26, 2013 Green Prophet
-▶  SAUDI ARABIA HUNGER STATION: FAST-FOOD CONVENIENCE OR OBESITY ENABLER? http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/06/saudi-arabia-hungerstation-fast-food-convenience-or-obesity-enabler/

 

TakePart, June 11, 2013

-▶  FATTEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD: MEXICO OVERTAKES U.S. http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/07/11/living-larger-mexico-obesity-rate-overtakes-us

 

-▶  GREEKS ABANDON TRADITIONAL FOODS FOR GMO WESTERN PROCESSED FOOD  DIET - AND OBESITY EPIDEMIC IS THE RESULT  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3135732348/greeks-abandon-traditional-foods-for-gmo-western-diet-and-an-obesity-epidemic-is-the-result

 

Foreign Policy, October 1, 2013
-▶ WHY FEEDING CHINA'S 1.3 BILLION PEOPLE COULD LEAVE THE REST OF THE WORLD HUNGRY AND ENVIRONMENT DEVASTATED http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/10/01/appetite_for_destruction_china_food_supply

 

Care 2, October 2, 2013

 -▶ CHINA LOVES AMERICAN JUNK FOOD  (But They're Still Healthier Than the U.S.) http://www.care2.com/causes/china-loves-junk-food-but-theyre-still-healthier-than-the-u-s.html

 

May 4, 2013 Global Research

-▶  THE GLOBALIZATION OF "FAST FOOD".  BEHIND THE BRAND: McDONALD'S http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-globalization-of-fast-food-behind-the-brand-mcdonald-s/25309

 

 France24 News
   -▶ FRENCH CAPITAL SAYS 'NON' TO NEW McDONALD'S http://www.france24.com/en/20131202-paris-non-mcdonalds-restaurant-rue-montorgueil-fast-food-france

 

TakePart, March 5, 2013
-▶  IS LE BIG MAC ERODING FRANCE'S CULINARY HERITAGE http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/03/05/are-french-fries-becoming-frances-cultural-cuisine


TakePart, June 29, 2012
-▶  A FURIOUS, HUNGRY COURTSHIP:  HOW McDONALD'S IS WOOING CHINA http://www.takepart.com/article/2011/07/29/furious-hungry-courtship-how-mcdonalds-wooing-china

 

Alternet, October 11, 2013
   -▶ WHY ARE SO MANY MILLIONS OF ANIMALS, LIKE PEOPLE, NOW OVERWEIGHT - CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD  http://www.alternet.org/environment/your-pet-too-fat-why-many-millions-animals-people-are-now-overweight

 

June 8, 2013 Digital Journal
   -▶ STUDY:  HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP IS AS ADDICTIVE AS COCAINE http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/351810

 

                              SWEET-TALKING THE PUBLIC: 

    THE COVERT WAR BETWEEN CORN AND SUGAR INDUSTRIES:

                                 MARKETING ADDICTION

                                       http://sco.lt/5iliLp

 

                                              -- WATCH --

                                               "FOOD, INC" 

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkL2Q_kCRms


 


                                =========================

          THE GLOBAL EPIDEMIC OF OBESITY, DIABETES AND CANCER

                                =========================


                                                OBESITY PLUS

             THE AMERICAN DIET AND MODERN AGRICULTURE

HUGE INCREASE IN DIABETES, STROKES, HEART ATTACKS ON A GLOBAL SCALE  http://sco.lt/6aKUHh


TakePart, February 27, 2013

-▶  HOW FOOD GIANTS KEEP US SICK, FAT AND COMING BACK FOR MORE http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/02/27/three-ingredients-dominate-consumers-tastes-and-waistlines

 

                                            SPECIAL REPORT 

                                      EurActive, April 24, 2013

-▶  POORER NATIONS FACE AN UNWANTED EUROPEAN IMPORT: OBESITY http://www.euractiv.com/specialreport-nutrition-child-su/poorer-nations-face-unwanted-eur-news-519309

 

   -▶ UN: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WARNS OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, DIABETES FROM WESTERN FOOD AND DIETS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ayala-laufercahana-md/sugar-obesity_b_2789707.html

 

May 18, 2013 New York Times

-▶  THE HEALTH TOLL OF IMMIGRATING INTO A WESTERN FOOD ENVIRONMENT http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/health/the-health-toll-of-immigration.html?hp&_r=0

 

  -▶  ALZHEIMER'S, DIABETES, OBESITY COULD BE THE MOST CATASTROPHIC IMPACT OF PROCESSED FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2693949514/alzheimer-s-diabetes-obesity-could-be-the-most-catastrophic-impact-of-processed-food

 

Huffington Post Food, November 25, 2013

-▶ TRUE COSTS OF SO-CALLED CHEAP FOOD http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-gustafson/true-costs-of-so-called-cheap-food_b_4337423.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

 

The Atlantic Wire, October 4, 2013

THE AUTOPSY OF CHICKEN NUGGETS READS "CHICKEN LITTLE" http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2013/10/three-grossest-sentences-youll-read-about-chicken-nuggets-today/70195/

-- American Journal Of Medicine Abstract http://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343%2813%2900396-3/abstract

 

-▶  THE HIDDEN HORRORS OF PROCESSED FOODS : Electron Microscope Reveals All http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3272095499/the-hidden-horrors-of-processed-foods-electron-microscope-reveals-all


                                 ========================

 

                                     FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATH

             THE $500 BILLION GLOBAL CORPORATE FOOD MONOPOLY

                                          http://sco.lt/6D31xx


Grist, November 22, 2013
   -▶ SPICY CHEETOS ARE SENDING KIDS TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM http://grist.org/list/spicy-cheetos-are-sending-kids-to-the-emergency-room/

                                               

MICHAEL POLLAN THINK WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://sco.lt/5kQ8Lh

 

 

                                         ====================

                                        MARKETING JUNK FOOD

                                         ====================


 -▶ HEY, ADVERTISERS, LEAVE OUR DEFENSELESS KIDS ALONE.  THE GLOBAL CORPORATE CAPTURE OF YOUNG MINDS http://sco.lt/6fhlU9

 

October 11, 2011 Berkeley Media Studies Group

-▶  THE NEW AGE OF FOOD MARKETING - HOW COMPANIES ARE TARGETING AND LURING OUR KIDS  -- and what advocates can do about it - http://www.bmsg.org/resources/publications/the-new-age-of-food-marketing


            ALL ABOUT MEGA-PROFITS, NOTHING MORE OR LESS

                                                      WATCH
             "THE FOODS THAT MAKE BILLIONS" (177 min Entire Series)
The Foods that Make Billions is a 3-part series looking at how big business feeds us. By employing clever tactics and smart marketing, big business seduces the appetite of the consumer and entices people to spend and spend and spend. This is how global food and beverage empires are built.

Part 1: Liquid Gold - Bottled WaterLiquid Gold looks at the competitive dynamics between two of the global leaders in the bottled water marketplace: Nestle and Danone and unpacks the brand philosophy and big business strategy behind these big hitters in the industry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHsy1OZVUzc&feature=player_embedded

Part 2: The Age of Plenty Episode two tells the story of a modern marketing miracle: the story of the breakfast cereal. The Age of Plenty investigates the processing, marketing and advertising behind a breakfast that has singularly impacted the way we live.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6rZ8vLmoM4

Part 3: Pots of Gold: Big business has managed to increase the profit margins of simple products, like yogurt by monumental proportions, resulting in multi-billion dollar industry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6rZ8vLmoM4

 

                                          --- VIDEO INTERVIEW --

                                              "SALT SUGAR FAT" 

Feb 28, 2013 - Democracy Now

   -▶ NY TIMES REPORTER MICHAEL MOSS ON HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED AMERICA (AND THE WORLD) ON JUNK FOOD http://www.democracynow.org/seo/2013/3/1/salt_sugar_fat_ny_times_reporter


GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD"  http://sco.lt/77BuML


                                           BAN GMOs NOW -
                   A Special Institute of Science in Society Report
                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/food-speculator/

 

Nation of Change, October 20, 2013
   -▶ POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS GMO 'GOLDEN RICE' FED TO CHINESE CHILDREN AS GUINEA PIGS http://www.nationofchange.org/potentially-dangerous-gmo-golden-rice-fed-chinese-children-without-warning-1382281851

 

Treehugger, November 19, 2013
- ▶ JUNK FOOD LOBBY WANTS FEDERAL BAN ON GMO LABELS http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/no-surprise-here-junk-food-lobby-wants-federal-ban-gmo-labels.htm



 -▶ ***  HOW THE JUNK FOOD INDUSTRY HAS ENCOURAGED US TO EAT OURSELVES TO DEATH http://sco.lt/6xAPtx

 

   -▶ *** SALT, SUGAR, FAT  http://sco.lt/5edsnZ

 

   -▶ *** HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED US http://sco.lt/4m8ptp


 

 -▶ ***  BEHIND THE REPORT "BEHIND THE BRANDS? A SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS HORROR STORY http://sco.lt/594zeT

 

   -▶ *** OXFAM: WORLD'S LARGEST FOOD COMPANIES CREATING LEGACY OF DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6sSzK5

 

   -▶ ***  FARM TO FORK: THE STORY OF OUR TOXIC FOOD SYSTEM - INFOGRAPH  (What Are We Feeding Our Kids?) http://sco.lt/66Od05

 

 -▶ ***  WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT OUR BIG FOOD CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/4iWsID

 

-▶   MORE, BIGGER, FASTER : WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD: Anti-Whistle-blower Ag Laws Want To Keep You From Knowing How Your Food is "Produced" http://sco.lt/5n7fqD

 

 -▶  CHINA ENTERS USA HOG AND CHICKEN FACTORY FARM MARKET  -- UNLABELLED  http://sco.lt/9HKT33

 

   -▶ ***  MEATONOMICS: The huge “externalized” costs the animal food system imposes on taxpayers, animals and the e... http://sco.lt/5zvTyT

 

 

-▶  IS FAST FOOD WITH INTEGRITY POSSIBLE? CHIPOTLE THINKS SO AS IT GOES GMO-FREE  http://sco.lt/6h9o0H





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The Ecologist, September 17, 2013

ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE PLANTS'?

It’s easy to see why biotech companies are anxious to separate the pesticide issue from the GM debate..http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/Blogs/2078435/are_you_eating_pesticide_plants.html


PESTICIDE OVERLOAD: 1.1 BILLION POUNDS USED PER YEAR...AND...NEW USA LEGISLATION BANS RETALIATION  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/986291397/pesticide-overload-1-1-billion-pounds-used-per-year-and-new-usa-legislation-bans-retaliation


Huffington Post Green  May 04 2015T

▶ THEY ARE BIOCIDES, NO PESTICIDES AND THEY ARE CREATING AN ECOCIDE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-kimbrell/they-are-biocides-not-pesticides-_b_7205586.html


Living on Earth, October 31, 2014
AGENT ORANGE-RELATED HERBICIDE APPROVED FOR GMO CROPS:  EPA SUED http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=14-P13-00044&segmentID=3


Sustainable Pulse, December 19, 2014
-▶ FOOD SAFETY EXPERTS SLAM USDA OVER 'DICAMBA' GM CROPS

  http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/12/15/food-safety-experts-slam-usda-dicamba-gm-crops/#.VJcfAkChkII


                                                      WATCH 1:46

                                           DANGERS OF DICAMBA-

Roundup's Next Generation. The next wave of herbicide-tolerant crops from Monsanto-- will make Round-Up look benign" http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba


Mother Nature Network, March 23, 2014
 -▶ PESTICIDE GUIDE KEEPS YOU SAFE ON THE PRODUCE AISLE

http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/pesticide-guide-keeps-you-safe-on-the-produce-aisle


TreeHugger, February 25, 2015
WANT TO AVOID TOXINS ON YOUR FOOD? SHOP THE "CLEAN FIFTEEN" http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/want-avoid-toxins-your-food-shop-clean-fifteen.html


Mail Online, March 09, 2012
HOW THOSE PESTICIDES PERSIST EVEN WHEN YOU WASH YOUR FRUIT AND VEG http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2112767/How-pesticides-persist-wash-fruit-veg.html


PESTICIDES ON MY PLATE:  FOOD ALLERGIES, CANCER, ILL HEALTH LINKED TO PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/4megAz


PESTICIDES ARE NOT HEART HEALTHY - THE GROWING GLOBAL HEALTH CRISIS http://www.panna.org/blog/pesticides-are-not-heart-healthy

                                                   WATCH

        THE CHILD VICTIMS OF AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE POISONING

                             PESTICIDE INDUSTRY DISMISSIVE

                                         http://sco.lt/8KO8GH


Earth Justice, December 8, 2012
WARNING TO PARENTS ABOUT KIDS' EXPOSURE TO PESTICIDES http://earthjustice.org/blog/2012-december/warning-to-parents-about-kids-exposure-to-pesticides


▶  2,4-D "AGENT ORANGE" WEED KILLER ON YOUR FOOD, IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND IN YOUR BODY? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2664869733/2-4-d-agent-orange-weed-killer-on-your-food-in-the-environment-and-in-your-body


New York Times, October 23, 2013
▶   SCIENTISTS' ADVISING ON FOOD SAFETY REGULATION HAVE TIES TO FOOD, AG INDUSTRY http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/23/business/international/scientists-ties-to-industry-raise-questions-in-europe.html?_r=0


Sustainable Food Trust
*** AGRI-CHEMICAL PR STRATEGIES http://sustainablefoodtrust.org/articles/pr-strategies-of-the-agri-chemical-companies/


 July 23, 2013 RT News
FDA RAISES ALLOWABLE LEVELS OF PESTICIDE IN CROPS AND FOOD http://rt.com/usa/monsanto-glyphosate-roundup-epa-483/


Reuters, December 19, 2014
-▶ USDA REPORT SAYS PESTICIDE RESIDUES IN FOOD NOTHING TO FEAR - REALLY??!! http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/19/usda-pesticides-report-idUSL1N0U325I20141219


April 25, 2013 - Sun Journal

A FREE RIDE? U.S. SENATORS INTRODUCE BILL TO  EASE REGULATIONS ON PESTICIDES  http://www.newbernsj.com/news/business/hagan-co-sponsors-bill-to-reduce-regulations-on-pesticides-1.132767in-the-air


 ▶ WHAT PESTICIDES ARE ON WHAT FOOD Website:: Pesticides on Carrots http://www.whatsonmyfood.org/food.jsp?food=CR


Alternet, July 30, 2014
 -▶ PESTICIDES IN YOUR COFFEE? WHY YOU SHOULD CHECK YOUR COFFEE LABEL -- TWICE http://www.alternet.org/food/coffee-pesticides


Guardian Environment, July 17, 2014
OVER 60% OF BREADS SOLD IN THE UK CONTAIN PESTICIDE RESIDUES, TESTS SHOW Traces found in two in every three loaves as experts call for more research into impact on health http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/17/pesticide-residue-breads-uk-crops


August 19, 2013 Natural Society

800 MILLION POUNDS OF PESTICIDES CAN'T BE WASHED OFF http://naturalsociety.com/800-million-pounds-pesticides-unwashable-bred-food-gmo/


 ▶  DO THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF A DIET RICH IN FRUITS AND VEGETABLE OUTWEIGH THE RISKS OF PESTICIDE EXPOSURE? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/955861738/do-the-health-benefits-of-a-diet-rich-in-fruits-and-vegetables-outweigh-the-risks-of-pesticide-exposure


The Grio, November 27, 2013

▶  'FRESH FOOD' - WHAT ARE YOU REALLY EATING http://thegrio.com/2013/11/27/fresh-food-what-are-you-really-eating/


OutsideOnline, May 12, 2014

YOUR FOOD IS POISONING YOU http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/bodywork/performance-plate/Your-Food-Is-Poisoning-You.html


                         THE DARK SIDE OF THE STRAWBERRY

                          The Center For Investigative Reporting

                                          November 10, 2014
CALIFORNIA'S STRAWBERRY INDUSTRY IS HOOKED ON DANGEROUS PESTICIDES  https://beta.cironline.org/reports/californias-strawberry-industry-is-hooked-on-dangerous-pesticides/


TruthOut, February 25, 2015
EAT AT YOUR OWN RISK: FLAWED FDA RISK ASSESSMENTS STRENGTHEN ARGUMENTS FOR LABELING GMOs  http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/29287-eat-at-your-own-risk-flawed-fda-risk-assessments-strengthen-arguments-for-labeling-gmos#


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MONSANTO'S TOXIC HERBICIDE "ROUNDUP" GLYPHOSATE HORMONE INHIBITOR IN OUR FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/5IGifZ


GMOs INVADE FRUIT INDUSTRY:  APPLES, PEARS, CHERRIES AND PEACHES ALL UNLABELED : GMO, Pesticides, Antibiotics http://sco.lt/5TMFCT


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                                         PROFITS BEFORE HEALTH

                              Guardian Environment, February 03 2015
  'SUPPRESSED' EU REPORT COULD HAVE BANNED 31 HARMFUL HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS/PESTICIDES WORTH BILLIONS -- UNDER PRESSURE FROM BIG CHEMICAL FIRMS

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/02/suppressed-eu-report-could-have-banned-pesticides-worth-billions


Al Jazeera, January 09, 2015
 -▶ ON THE 'CANCER TRAIN' OF INDIA'S PESTICIDES. Rural cancer patients cram train for city medical treatment of illnesses linked to the use of pesticides in farming.  http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2015/01/cancer-train-india-pesticides-20151411811508148.html


Wake Up World, November 16, 2014
 -▶ REPORT FINDS CANCER DEATHS HAVE DOUBLED IN ARGENTINA'S GMO GROWING REGIONS  http://wakeup-world.com/2014/11/16/report-finds-cancer-deaths-have-doubled-in-argentinas-gmo-growing-regions/


                       THOUSANDS OF SRI LANKA FARMERS DYING

    STUDY LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE TO AGROCHEMICALS, PESTICIDES

                                             http://sco.lt/7vsgzp


Inter Press Service, January 12, 2014
EL SALVADOR: PESTICIDES FILL GRAVEYARDS IN RURAL VILLAGES http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/01/el-salvador-pesticides-fill-graveyards-in-rural-villages/


Environmental Health News, October 06, 2014
▶ PESTICIDE USE BY FARMERS LINKED TO HIGH RATES OF DEPRESSION, SUICIDES http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2014/oct/pesticides-depression/


                                                PHOTO ESSAY
                        Over Grow The System, December 29, 2014
ARGENTINA:  THE COUNTRY THAT MONSANTO POISONED http://overgrowthesystem.com/argentina-the-country-that-monsanto-poisoned-photo-essay/


RT USA, February 05, 2015
MONSANTO'S ROUNDUP PESTICIDE SYSTEM THREATENS EXTINCTION OF MONARCH BUTTERFLIES: http://rt.com/usa/229667-monsanto-monarch-butterflies-extinct/


BEE-KILLING CHEMICALS LURK INSIDE YOUR FOOD: AGROCHEMICALS THREAT TO WILD BEES, FOOD SECURITY AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/8mGvg1


THE POWERFUL USDA ALLOW MORE GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS WITH Bt TOXIC PESTICIDES TO MARKET, DESPITE SERIOUS



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                                            -- YOUR HEALTH --

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▶ The Guardian, September 5, 2013
FDA 'ENDANGERING PUBLIC HEALTH' BY IGNORING CONCERNS OVER GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD AND PESTICIDES

GMO allow more pesticides to be contained in the plant. Nearly 80% of GMOs are designed to absorb ROUNDUP. The other 20% are designed to produce their own pesticide. We found that pesticides are not really tested." http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/05/gm-food-cancers-fsa?view=mobile


July 14, 2013 Wake Up World

-▶ WARNING: GENETICALLY MODIFIED 'AGENT ORANGE CORN' COMING SOON TO A PLATE NEAR YOU http://wakeup-world.com/2013/07/14/warning-genetically-modified-agent-orange-corn-coming-soon-to-a-plate-near-you/


 February 8, 2012 Food Integrity Campaign
DROWNING IN HERBICIDE: MONSANTO IGNORES HEALTH CONCERNS http://www.foodwhistleblower.org/blog/23-2012/286-drowning-in-herbicide-monsanto-ignores-health-concerns


AP INVESTIGATION, October 20, 2013
 ▶   ARGENTINES CALL FOR LIMITS ON AGROCHEMICAL SPRAYING CITING BIRTH DEFECTS, CANCER: Birth defects quadrupled in decade after genetically modified crops approved http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/birth-defects-cancer-in-argentina-linked-to-agrochemicals-ap-investigation-1.1505096


  November 10, 2013
MONSANTO PESTICIDES TO BLAME FOR BIRTH DEFECTS IN ARGENTINA - http://www.exposingthetruth.co/monsanto-pesticides-blame-birth-defects-argentina/#axzz2lha417sa

 

BBC News, May 14, 2014
ARE GMO PESTICIDES LINKED TO HEALTH PROBLEMS IN ARGENTINA? http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27373134


▶   EXPOSURE TO CHEMICALS IN FOOD AND PESTICIDES - BREAST CANCER, PARKINSON'S DISEASE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3869561061/exposure-to-chemicals-in-food-and-pesticides-breast-cancer-parkinson-s-disease


Philly.com, May 25, 2014
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE AND BREAST CANCER http://www.philly.com/philly/health/20140525_GreenSpace__Study_backs_lower_chemical_exposure.html

 

Daily Mail, May 20, 2014
-▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED Bt FOOD TOXIN FOUND IN THE BLOOD OF 95% OF UNBORN BABIES - NEW STUDY. The new study was carried out by independent doctors at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, at the University of Sherbrooke Hospital Centre in Quebec, Canada. Traces of Bt toxin were found in the blood of 93 per cent of the pregnant mothers – 28 out of 30. It was also found in 80 per cent of the umbilical cords – 24 out of 30.
    In the non-pregnant group, traces were found in the blood of 69 per cent – 27 out of 39. It is thought the toxin is getting into the human body as a result of eating meat, milk and eggs from farm livestock fed GM corn.
The Canadian team told the scientific journal Reproductive Toxicology: ‘This is the first study to highlight the presence of pesticides associated with genetically modified foods in maternal, foetal and non-pregnant women’s blood.’.. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1388888/GM-food-toxins-blood-93-unborn-babies.html


June 2, 2013 Nation Of Change

-▶ MONSANTO AND GMOs CONTINUE TO MAKE US STERILE WHILE INFERTILITY BUSINESS BOOMS http://www.nationofchange.org/monsanto-and-gmos-continue-make-us-sterile-while-infertility-business-booms-1370181154

 

Beyond Pesticides, November 30, 2012
KAISER PERMANENTE ISSUES WARNING ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD, PESTICIDES http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=8718


August 21, 2013 Pesticide Action Group
THIS BRAIN-HARMING PESTICIDE HAS GOT TO GO  http://www.panna.org/blog/harming-kids-brains


Los Angeles Times, October 23, 2013
▶  ANCESTORS' EXPOSURE TO DDT MAY CONTRIBUTE TO OBESITY - THREE GENERATIONS LATER http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-obesity-ddt-ancestors-pesticides-20131023,0,6712051.story#axzz2icQGw2IX


US National Institute of Health
 ▶ CHEMICAL TOXINS: A RESEARCH PAPER TO EXPLAIN THE GLOBAL OBESITY EPIDEMIC http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12006126

 

May 15, 2013 Natural News
▶  ORANGES AND LEMONS BEING TREATED WITH CHEMICAL FUNGICIDES AND PESTICIDES THAT CAUSE CANCER AND THYROID PROBLEMS http://www.naturalnews.com/040339_imazalil_pesticides_oranges.html


                                                        WATCH
                                Katie Couric's New Documentary

                                                        'FED UP'"

                         Takes on Junk Food and the Obesity Crisis

40 PERCENT OF FOOD POISONOUS: FAO-GOVT TESTS FIND BANNED PESTICIDES IN ALL ITEMS http://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/40pc-food-poisonous-21921


GM WATCH
NOW GLYPHOSATE FOUND IN PEOPLE'S URINE http://gmwatch.eu/latest-listing/1-news-items/13631-now-glyphosate-found-in-peoples-urine


July 18, 2013 National Geographic
ORGANOPHOPHATES: A COMMON BUT DEADLY PESTICIDE IN LUNCH THAT KILLED 23 CHILDREN IN INDIA. The pesticides blamed for killing at least 25 children in India are widely used around the world, including in the United States, and health experts have raised safety concerns about this class of chemicals in the past.
 http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/07/130718-organophosphates-pesticides-indian-food-poisoning/


Pesticide Action Network, December 18, 2013
BAYER CROPSCIENCES FINED FOR ENDANGERING PUERTO RICAN FARMWORKERS WITH PESTICIDES http://www.panna.org/blog/bayer-fined-endangering-farmworkers


Earth Justice, July 16, 2013

PESTICIDES TAKING HEALTH TOLL ON FARM WORKERS.

If the apples in your local store are bug-free because of pesticides, then you might ask who the pesticides hurt before the apples left the farm. That’s because many pesticides are toxic enough to seriously harm the humans who work in the orchards http://earthjustice.org/blog/2013-july/pesticides-taking-toll-on-farmworkers

                                     

Grist, October 16, 2013
CATCH THE DRIFT: FARMERS GO ROGUE TO FIGHT AIRBORNE PESTICIDE POLLUTIONUse and exposure to agricultural sprays have been associated with various types of cancer and neurological disorders, with farmworkers being most susceptible due to their time in the fields during and after applications. The drift is also responsible for diminishing number of bees. http://grist.org/food/drift-catchers-use-citizen-science-to-fight-pesticide-pollution/


  ▶ THINK THOSE 80,000 CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD HAVE BEEN TESTED?  http://sco.lt/7QxMob


  ▶ PHARMACEUTICAL, PESTICIDE, CHEMICAL POLLUTION IN OUR STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING (BOTTLED) WATER http://sco.lt/6cpIbx


March 3, 2013 -

8 WAYS CORPORATIONS ARE POISONING OUR FOOD, WATER AND THE EARTH http://www.nationofchange.org/8-ways-corporations-are-poisoning-our-food-water-earth-1362318238


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                                                      -- WATCH --

                     ROUNDUP -- THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                                                  GLYPHOSATES

               New Charges Against Monsanto's Pesticide 'Roundup'

                                                http://sco.lt/5bdPhx


GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD"  http://sco.lt/77BuML


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                                       INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

                                       BEYOND PESTICIDES
           PESTICIDE-INDUCED DISEASES DATA BASE -- CANCER
               http://www.beyondpesticides.org/health/cancer.php


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  ▶  HOW YOU BECAME A GUINEA PIG FOR THE CHEMICAL AND BIOTECH CORPORATIONS http://sco.lt/76tCpl


Organic Authority, April 11, 2012
FROM LAWN TO FISHING LINE:  PESTICIDES POISONING WEST COAST SALMON http://www.organicauthority.com/blog/organic/from-lawn-to-line-home-pesticides-poisoning-west-coast-salmon/


Earth Justice

SALMON MUST BE PROTECTED FROM PESTICIDES http://earthjustice.org/features/salmon-must-be-protected-from-pesticides


Summit County Citizens Voice, November 24, 2014
▶ MORE THAN 100 SCIENTISTS CALL ON PRESIDENT OBAMA TO PROTECT BEES FROM PESTICIDE THREATS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/11/24/environment-more-than-100-scientists-call-on-president-obama-to-protect-bees-from-pesticide-threats/


May 15, 2013 Lifewise
*** BIOTECH'S NEXT BIG DISASTER: SEEDS THAT EMIT MULTIPLE PESTICIDES http://southweb.org/lifewise/biotechs-next-big-disaster-seeds-that-emit-multiple-pesticides/


 GreenMediaInfo, June 23, 2013
  ▶  EXTREME TOXICITY OF "ROUNDUP"  DESTROYS GM/NON-GM 'SUBSTANTIAL EQUIVALENCE' ARGUMENT http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/monsantos-game-over-extreme-toxicity-roundup-destroys-justification-gm


The Ecologist, January 30, 2014
  -▶ THE CHEMICAL BLITZ OF PESTICIDES IN OUR FIELDS: An ordinary arable field in Sussex is sprayed with pesticides 22 times over a single growing season. Dave Goulson wonders how the bees can survive this toxic onslaught - and exactly who benefits. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2258103/revealed_the_chemical_blitz_of_pesticides_in_our_fields.html



 ▶ ARE YOU WEARING GMO TOXIC PESTICIDE-LADEN AND DEFORESTATION COTTON?  http://sco.lt/8fIRUX


 ▶   POISONOUS CHEMICAL TOXINS IN YOUR DRINKING WATER : THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY, THE EPA AND CONFLICT OF INTERESTS http://sco.lt/57ufr7


PLACING PROFITS AHEAD OF WELL BEING: CHALLENGING THE DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF AGRO-CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3070968001/placing-profits-ahead-of-wellbeing-challenging-the-destructive-power-of-agro-chemical-industry


                                             --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki                      

     "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?"

                                             http://sco.lt/5n6cuP


PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS -- AND YOU http://sco.lt/5XzNlx

 

Times-Standard Online, November 30, 2013

PESTICIDE-LADEN POT: THE DANGERS OF LURKING CONTAMINANTS AND PESTICIDES WITH COMPROMISED IMMUNE SYSTEMS. Humboldt State University, Jeffrey Raber said a recent study he conducted found that up to 70 percent of the pesticides found on a marijuana bud can transfer to the smoke being inhaled.."It's much like injecting it directly into your blood stream.”...

...especially in the medical patient context,” Raber said. “These are people that are immunocompromised, they're undergoing chemotherapy, they're very sick with antibacterial loads. We can't be subjecting them to more of these types of potentially harmful contaminants when they're looking to this as a medicine source.”  http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_24628828/what-are-you-smoking-study-finds-pesticides-transfer



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                                               GMO CROPS

                                       ===================


                          OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET -

                            ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED

                               EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN

                                             http://sco.lt/6przzF

 

                                                  REPORT

         PESTICIDE USE ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS
Ramon J. Seidler, Ph.D.Former Senior Scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development, Western Ecology Division in Corvallis OR
http://static.ewg.org/agmag/pdfs/pesticide_use_on_genetically_engineered_crops.pdf


                                                   VIDEO:

                                             ISLANDS AT RISK

              The Genetic Engineering (GMO), Pesticide War in Hawai'i

                                          http://sco.lt/89RTVZ


 HuffingtonPost Green, September 15, 2014

 -▶ HERBICIDE AND INSECTICIDE USE ON GMO CROPS SKYROCKETING, WHILE PRO-GMO MEDIA RUN INTERFERENCE. Former EPA Senior Scientist's New Article Sets Record Straight http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-bronner/herbicide-insecticide-use_b_5791304.html


▶ NEW RESEARCH: GMO FOOD FAR WORSE THAT WE THINK - THEIR TOXIC CHEMICAL COCKTAILS http://www.activistpost.com/2012/02/new-research-gmo-food-far-worse-than-we.html


 GMO PESTICIDES INVADE FRUIT INDUSTRY:  APPLES, PEARS, CHERRIES AND PEACHES ALL UNLABELED http://sco.lt/7FBXY9

 

8 REASONS NEVER TO BUY ANOTHER WINTER TOMATO http://sco.lt/8lfNIn


Food Democracy Now, October 30, 2013

 -▶ THE FOUNDING FABLES OF INDUSTRIALIZED AGRICULTURE http://fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2013/oct/30/the_founding_fables_of_industrialized_agriculture/


RT News, February 24, 2014
FINALLY, SOME ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:  GMO CROPS MAY CAUSE MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL (AND HUMAN HEALTH) RISKS, USDA ADMITS http://rt.com/usa/usda-gmo-risk-report-537/

 

FRANCE24 , January 13, 2014

▶  U.S. 'SUPERWEEDS' EPIDEMIC SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON GMOs http://www.france24.com/en/20140113-us-superweeds-epidemic-shines-spotlight-gmos/


The Week, October 8, 2013
PEAK SOIL:  WHY NUTRITION IS DISAPPEARING FROM OUR FOOD http://theweek.com/article/index/250753/peak-soil-why-nutrition-is-disappearing-from-our-food


RT USA, December 3, 2013

ABSOLUTE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS WANT #GMO FOOD LABELED http://rt.com/usa/gmo-labeled-majority-americans-601/#.Up5DPW6-Pr8.twitter

 

PAN - August 16, 2013

WHY GE LABELING IS MONSANTO'S WORST NIGHTMARE -- -PESTICIDES http://www.panna.org/blog/why-ge-labeling-monsantos-worst-nightmare

 

 The Economic Times, November 25, 2013
-▶  AS OPPOSITION TO GM CROPS GROWS, COMPANIES ARE TURNING TO MUTANT BREEDING http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/agriculture/as-opposition-to-gm-grows-companies-are-turning-to-mutant-breeding/articleshow/26334154.cms

 

Reuter, February 25, 2014

IS THE USDA FINALLY ADMITTING THE PROBLEMS WITH GMO CROPS? - USDA REPORT http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/24/usda-gmo-report-idUSL1N0LT16M20140224

                                  

Sustainable Brands, December 09, 2013

  ▶  COMPANIES NEED A NEW GAME PLAN FOR CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/green_chemistry/tim-greiner/companies-need-new-game-plan-chemical-management


PR Watch, January 15, 2014
▶  BIOSOLIDS: UNDER PRESSURE, WHOLE FOODS AGREES TO STOP SELLING PRODUCE GROWN IN SEWAGE SLUDGE... Industrial and hospital waste and human excrement http://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/01/12359/whole-foods-agrees-stop-selling-produce-grown-sewage-sludge


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                                                -- REGULATION --

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Reader Supported Network, October 9, 2012
WHY IS OUR FOOD BEING MADE AND MODIFIED BY THE CHEMICAL AND PESTICIDE INDUSTRY? http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/271-38/13874-genetically-modified-food-industrys-dirty-little-secret


 ▶   EPA OVERSIGHT?: THE 'BAIT AND SWITCH' SALES TACTIC OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1245995194/epa-oversight-the-bait-and-switch-sales-tactics-of-the-chemical-industry


 Environmental Health News, September 23, 2013
SPECIAL REPORT:  SCIENTISTS CRITICAL OF NEW EU CHEMICAL POLICY HAVE INDUSTRY TIES, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/eu-conflict


WHY IS THERE SO LITTLE INDEPENDENT PEER REVIEWED GMO RESEARCH? http://sco.lt/5FIWcD


                                                       WATCH

                              Democracy Now, February 22, 2014

                                      SILENCING THE SCIENTIST: 

              TARGETED BY PESTICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA - ALTRAZINE

                                            http://sco.lt/8VIcAz


Ag Professional, August 01, 2014
 -▶ CHINA ADOPTS STRICTER PESTICIDE RESIDUE STANDARD. The new standard includes 3,650 indices detailing the maximum allowable residue for 387 pesticides on 284 types of food, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Health and Family Planning Commission, which jointly issued the standard.  Compared with the current standard that took effect in 2012, the new standard contains 1,357 new indices covering 65 new pesticides and 43 new types of food.
The standard covers vegetables, fruits, grain, edible oil, sugar, soft drinks, nuts, eggs and meat. It includes juice and preserved fruits for the first time. http://www.agprofessional.com/news/China-adopts-stricter-pesticide-residue-standard-269591991.html


- ▶ U.S. FEDS TO BAN GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS, NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES IN WILDLIFE REFUGES (WHAT WERE THEY DOING THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE?) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service thus becomes the first federal agency to restrict the use of GE crops and neonicotinoids in farming in the U.S. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/31/environment-feds-to-ban-genetically-engineered-crops-neonicotinoid-pesticides-in-wildlife-refuges/


 September 4, 2013 Grist

WHY ARE THERE PESTICIDES AND GMOs IN OUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES? http://grist.org/news/why-are-there-pesticides-and-gmos-in-our-national-wildlife-refuges/


THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY - OUR PRISTINE NATIONAL PARKS: PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS, GMO CROPS AND OIL, GAS DRILLING http://sco.lt/7N3249

 


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                           -- PESTICIDES DEADLY TO POLLINATORS --

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Guardian Environment, May 09, 2014
 -▶ HONEYBEES ABANDONING HIVES AND DYING DUE TO INSECTICIDE USE, RESEARCH STUDY FINDS Harvard study shows neonicotionoids are devastating colonies by triggerring colony collapse disorder http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/09/honeybees-dying-insecticide-harvard-study


▶ Telegraph, June 14, 2013

BEE-KILLING NEONICOTINOIDS HARM BIRDS, SOIL AND LEACHES INTO GROUNDWATER, WHERE IT PERSISTS FOR YEARS  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/10119237/Neonicotinoids-harm-birds-and-soil.html


DEADLY PESTICIDE 'BEE FRIENDLY' PRETREATED PLANTS SOLD INTO CONSUMER MARKET -- UNLABELED http://sco.lt/7ydzKD


THE PESTICIDE PESTILENCE: NEONICOTINOID-COATED WILD BIRD SEEDS DEADLY TO SONG BIRDS, INSECTS AND WILDLIFE  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free/


Washington Post, Decembere 22, 2013
EPA's SYSTEM OF TRACKING PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OUR HONEYBEES - BIG TIME http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/epas-system-of-tracking-pesticides-harmful-to-honeybees-critics-say/2013/12/22/7346a80c-6835-11e3-8b5b-a77187b716a3_story.html


 ▶ 37 MILLION BEES FOUND DEAD IN ONTARIO, CANADA AFTER PLANTING LARGE GMO CORN FIELD TREATED WITH NEONICOTINOID CLASS PESTICIDES http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/neonicotinoids-pesticides-colony-collapse-of-honeybees-suppressing-immune-system.php#biotech

 

MILLIONS OF BEES DIE BECAUSE OF NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES MANUFACTURED BY BAYER AND SYNGENTA AND 94% OF GMO CORN IF TREATED WITH EITHER IMIDACLOPRID OR CLOTHIANIDIN PESTICIDES http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/gmo-corn-treated-with-neonicotinoids-pesticides-manufactured-by-Bayer-Syngenta-kill-honeybees.php

 

                                                    WATCH

                                  "FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE"

                                A WORLD WITHOUT AMPHIBIANS

                                         http://sco.lt/5U62ML

 

▶ PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT ECOSYSTEMS, FOOD CHAIN AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/813dw1


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AlterNet, October 9, 2013

MEET THE OPPOSITE OF MONSANTO - THESE ARE THE FOLKS THAT REALLY FEED THE WORLD http://www.alternet.org/food/meet-opposite-monsanto-these-are-folks-really-feed-world


                                  THE WAR AGAINST ORGANICS

                 WHAT'S AN 'ORGANIC' LABEL REALLY WORTH?

                                          http://sco.lt/718cfh


Guardian Sustainable Business October 16, 2013

THE SEARCH FOR SUSTAINABLE CROPS: RETURNING TO NATURE'S WILD INTELLIGENCE http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/world-food-day-sustainable-crops


The Independent, December 12, 2014
ORGANIC FARMING CAN FEED THE WORLD IF DONE RIGHT, SCIENTISTS CLAIM : PESTICIDE-FREE CROPS http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/organic-farming-can-feed-the-world-if-done-right-scientists-claim-9913651.html


                                      YourIs, September 16, 2014
  ▶  SCIENTISTS ARE EXPERIMENTING WITH SOUND VIBRATIONS TO REPLACE PESTICIDE, BOOST HARVESTS.
Scientists in Italy are experimenting with sound vibrations to replace pesticides. Adapting different eco-friendly methods they are able to boost harvests and open up a new chapter in sustainable farming http://www.youris.com/Bioeconomy/BIOECONOMY-TV/Reducing-Pesticides-And-Boosting-Harvests.kl


June 18, 2013 GM Watch

SECRET COMPOSITION OF PESTICIDES IS A SCIENTIFIC SHAME http://www.gmwatch.org/latest-listing/52-2013/14928-secret-composition-of-pesticides-is-a-scientific-shame

 

                                              -- WATCH --

                 ▶   THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO -

            The Leader Of The Biotech Ag Chemical Cartel (Full Length)

                                      http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

The Top Information Post, May 28, 2013
RUSSIA WARNS OBAMA:  MONSANTO http://topinfopost.com/2013/05/28/russia-warns-obama-monsanto

 

 

THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL: AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN HEALTH

                                       http://sco.lt/6NaAqn


   -▶ UNDER SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY LIFE WILL NOT BE A PRODUCT OF NATURE BUT OF A LAB AND IT WILL BE PATENTED AND PRIVATIZED http://sco.lt/7pchOL


 -▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/63qRl3

 



        

pdjmoo's insight:

                                            BAN GMOs NOW -
                   A Special Institute of Science in Society Report
                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt


http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/food-speculator/


                                          ▶ ▶ RESOURCES

 

-- PESTICIDE ACTION NETWORK http://www.panna.org/

 

-- BEYOND PESTICIDES http://www.beyondpesticides.org/index.php

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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, September 18, 2013 3:18 PM

The reason why you may not have thought much about these pesticide plants before is because our media has found itself in an unhealthy alliance with well paid spokespeople who aggressively represent the biotech industry’s point of view.

lloyd stanley gordon's curator insight, September 30, 2013 6:31 PM

Simply  frightful!  I  have  been commenting on this topic  since I first published my in  house  thesis  for  the  21st  century:Quantum Organiculture. It  was  published  for me  by the  Jamaican Gleaner  company  during the  80s  and  90s,  and  a  modified version  by the Science Research Council of Jamaica at  their  16th Annual Conference in Kingston Jamaica. My  position remains  the  same  and  as far as I cn see is being  almightily reinforced  by  these  findings.  

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, October 25, 2013 7:21 AM

You become what is in what you eat. Do you want to consume food full of pesticides? They are dangerous, disease causing and can become deadly. Just read the facts if you can find them.

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CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE IS CORPORATE GREEN-WASHING - AGRA

CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE IS CORPORATE GREEN-WASHING - AGRA | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

CGIAR May 5, 2015
HOW CAN CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE ENHANCE FOOD SECURITY AND COMMUNITY BASED ADAPTION? How can climate-smart agriculture enhance food security and community-based adaptation? Recognising and make use of indigenous knowledge from local communities and use this as a basis for building resilience. http://ccafs.cgiar.org/blog/how-can-climate-smart-agriculture-enhance-food-security-and-community-based-adaptation#.VUqfEmZQW6A


One World News, December 9, 2013
-▶ INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE VITAL FOR BIODIVERSITY, SAY EXPERTS. With species disappearing up to 1,000 times faster than the natural extinction rate, biodiversity experts say knowledge co-production with indigenous peoples has growing importance.
 http://oneworld.org/2013/12/05/indigenous-knowledge-vital-for-biodiversity-say-experts/



African Agriculture: AGRA - ‘Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa' is a major assault on seed sovereignty’


Inter Press Service, September 24, 2014
CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE IS CORPORATE GREEN-WASHING, NGOs WARN http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/09/climate-smart-agriculture-is-corporate-green-washing-warn-ngos


La Via Campesina, September 23, 2014

▶ UNMASKING BIG CORPORATE  "CLIMATE SMART" AGRICULTURE http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/actions-and-events-mainmenu-26/1670-un-masking-climate-smart-agriculture


Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy October 08, 2014
"CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE' ISN'T http://www.iatp.org/blog/201410/climate-smart-agriculture-isn%E2%80%99t-agroecology-is


Inter Press Service, October 13, 2014
FAMILY FARMERS DON'T NEED CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/family-farmers-dont-need-climate-smart-agriculture/


The Ecologist, September 30, 2014
CORPORATE-SMART GREENWASH:  THE GLOBAL ALLIANCE ON CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE. By endorsing the activities of the planet's worst climate offenders in agribusiness and industrial agriculture, the Alliance will undermine the very objectives that it claims to aim for. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2575701/corporatesmart_greenwash_the_global_alliance_on_climatesmart_agriculture.html


Gaia Foundation, December 16, 2011
▶  FARMING CARBON CREDITS A CON FOR AFRICA:  THE MANY FACES OF CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE  http://www.gaiafoundation.org/blog/farming-carbon-credits-a-con-for-africa-the-many-faces-of-climate-smart-agriculture



Food First, March 23,2015
GATES FOUNDATION AND USAID PLOTS WAYS OF PROFITING FROM AFRICA'S SEED SYSTEM http://foodfirst.org/press-releases/gates-foundation-plots-ways-of-profiting-from-africas-seed-systems/


GMO GENE GIANTS STOCKPILING PATENTS ON LIFE

Nagoya, Japan -- Under the guise of developing “climate-ready” crops, the world’s largest seed and agrochemical corporations are filing hundreds of sweeping, multi-genome patents in a bid to control the world’s plant biomass, according to a report released by ETC Group http://www.etcgroup.org/fr/node/5220


                                                     WATCH

             THE MYTH OF THE AFRICAN 'GREEN REVOLUTION'  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1562042292/the-myth-of-the-african-green-revolution-video-vandana-shiva


BEWARE OF A CALL FOR A "GREENER REVOLUTION' CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF GLOBAL FOOD SUPPLY  http://sco.lt/7sYm1Z


Natural News, March 02, 2015
PARAGUAYAN SMALL FARMERS FIGHT BACK AGAINST MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS DESTROYING THEIR LIVES

 http://www.naturalnews.com/048828_GMO_corporations_small_farmers_Paraguay.html#


Biocultural Heritage,
 ▶  SMALLHOLDER INDIGENOUS INNOVATION FOR RESILIENCE. Much of the world's agrobiodiversity has been lost in the last century due to the spread of modern agriculture. Only about 30 crops now provide 95% of all human diet (FAO). The pockets of crop diversity that remain, which are often sustained by indigenous people and small-scale farmers, are vital for food security because they provide options for adaptation, now and in the future. These local varieties (or landraces), are adapted to the natural and cultural environment, are often more resilient than modern crops, and are continuing to co-evolve with farmers to adapt to change. But this diversity is in steady decline and innovation by small-scale farmers is weakening as a result of top down research and development in agriculture, which undermines their capacity to adapt. http://biocultural.iied.org/smallholder-innovation-resilience-sifor


Animal Ecology In Focus, January 16, 2015
▶  BIODIVERSITY v INTENSIVE FARMING : HAS FARMING LOST ITS WAY? Modern intensive farming produces plentiful, cheap food but is reliant on heavy use of agrochemicals and is a major driver of the ongoing collapse of wildlife populations. Taxpayers pay billions each year to support this system, with the bulk of this money going to the biggest, richest farming operations.... https://journalofanimalecology.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/biodiversity-v-intensive-farming-has-farming-lost-its-way/


Guardian Environment, March 25, 2014

 ▶ FUTURISTIC FARMS: RETHINKING MONOCULTURE FARMING AND  HOW WE GROW OUR FOOD. It’s a vicious cycle that has been the curse of destructive agriculture for thousands of years: remove native vegetation, continuously grow crops, don’t rest the land or return nutrients. Erode and exhaust soils. Move on. Repeat.. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/25/california-drought-silicon-valley-moment


Genetic Literacy Project May 4, 2015
GMOs=MONOCULURE=BIO-DISASTER TIME TO REVISE SIMPLISTIC IDEOLOGICAL NARRATIVE http://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2015/05/04/gmosmonoculturebio-disaster-time-to-revise-simplistic-ideological-narrative/

Friends of the earth international, February 23, 2015
U.S. FORCE FEEDS GM CROPS TO AFRICAN NATIONS, SAYS NEW REPORT http://www.foei.org/press/archive-by-subject/food-sovereignty-press/us-force-feeds-gm-crops-african-nations-says-new-report/


The Ecologist, February 23, 2015
THERE IS NO SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS ON GMO SAFETY http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2766504/there_is_no_scientific_consensus_on_gmo_safety.html


Intercontinental Cry Magazine, July 17, 2014
 ▶  INDIGENOUS MOUNTAIN FARMERS UNITE ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND RIGHT TO THEIR OWN SEED http://intercontinentalcry.org/indigenous-mountain-farmers-unite-climate-change-24793/


The Good Food, September 02, 2014

 ▶  SEED IS LIFE. SOIL IS LIFE. WATER IS LIFE

To increase profitability – and productivity – industrial agriculture has mechanized production processes and reduced options to a few highly controlled varieties. In the beginning of factory farming, one size was supposed to fit all and the landscape everywhere (including water and micro-climates) was to be engineered to accommodate only the selected commercial variety of plant or animal.... Of course, such defiance of nature caused serious problems and local ecosystems were thrown out of balance. The soil dried up and blew away. Insects and weeds invaded crops and destroyed yields. And so the arch controllers of nature invented pesticides and herbicides – and a highly profitable chemical industry was born to rule over the land.

Capitalism and the accompanying industrial revolution promised to free us from the bonds of nature, limit the quality and variety of products, and greatly increase the quantity of sales necessary to consolidate power and wealth. Over the relative short time the industrial system has been in place, it has separated us entirely from our organic roots – physically and spiritually. And everything has become artificially fabricated outside of nature: our society, our religions, and certainly most of our food... http://www.goodfoodworld.com/2014/09/seed-is-life-soil-is-life-water-is-life/


Ecocentric, March 17,2015
THE DANGER OF MONOCROPS: LESSONS FROM THE IRISH POTATO FAMINE http://www.gracelinks.org/blog/1150/the-danger-of-monocrops-lessons-from-the-irish-potato-famin


Truthout, December 04, 2014
▶ SEEDS OF THE FUTURE DIMINISHING AS MONO INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE DOMINATES THE WORLD. A third of the world's land area is dedicated to agriculture. Farmers' fields and pastures comprise (after the oceans) the second largest ecosystem on the planet. This vast tract has been largely transformed into sterile monoculture deserts in which all other organisms are suppressed with agrochemicals, and only the cash crop is allowed to thrive. Whether it is soy in the Brazilian Amazon, wheat on the Ukrainian steppes or corn in Iowa, a single high-yield variety typically dominates the landscape for as far as the eye can seehttp://truth-out.org/news/item/27760-seeds-of-the-future


Common Dreams, February 23, 2015
MANIPULATE AND MISLEAD:  HOW GMOs ARE INFILTRATING AFRICA The most persistent myth about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is that they are necessary to feed a growing global population. Highly effective marketing campaigns have drilled it into our heads that GMOs will produce more food on less land in an environmentally friendly manner. The mantra has been repeated so often that it is considered to be truth. Now this mantra has come to Africa, sung by the United States government and multinational corporations like Monsanto, seeking to open new markets for a product that has been rejected by so many others around the globe. http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/02/23/manipulate-and-mislead-how-gmos-are-infiltrating-africa


Farmlandgrab, January 03, 2015
▶  BARBARIANS AT THE FARM GATE  http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/24381


The Ecologist, February 12, 2015
LAND AND SEED LAWS UNDER ATTACK AS AFRICA IS GROOMED FOR CORPORATE RECOLONIZATION. A battle is raging for control of resources in Africa - land, water, seeds, minerals, ores, forests, oil, renewable energy sources...  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2752051/land_and_seed_laws_under_attack_as_africa_is_groomed_for_corporate_recolonization.html


Common Dreams, February 06, 2015
 ▶ THE RE-COLONIZATION OF AFRICA http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/02/06/re-colonization-africa


African Centre for Biosafety, November 18, 2013
A CRITICAL LOOK AT THE ALLIANCE FOR A GREEN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA (AGRA) - 2013 REPORT GIVING WITH ONE HAND, TAKING WITH TWO http://www.acbio.org.za/


▶ AFRICAN AGRICULTURE: AGRA "ALLIANCE FOR A GREEN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA" IS A MAJOR ASSAULT ON SEED SOVEREIGNTY

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/02/201224152439941847.html


African Center For Biosafety, November 18, 2014

AGRA's SCANDALOUS SUBSIDIZATION OF BIG PETROLEUM-BASED FERTILISER: FINANCIAL AND AGRIBUSINESS CORPORATIONS IN AFRICA.  http://www.acbio.org.za/index.php/media/64-media-releases/471-agras-scandalous-subsidisation-of-big-fertiliser-financial-and-agribusiness-corporations-in-africa


September 6, 2013 Greenpeace International
AGRA: HELPING BIG AGRIBUSINESS "CONQUER" AFRICAN AGRICULTURE Finally, we have confirmation of what we have long suspected: AGRA, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, has been created to facilitate the corporate takeover of African agriculture, not support African smallholder farmers with real solutions... http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/agra-agribusiness-africa-agriculture/blog/46511/


                                BILL GATES AND AFRICA

A TROJAN HORSE FOR GMO BIOTECH CARTEL IN SUB-SAHARA AFRICA  http://sco.lt/5ZNnsX

                                      

                                               FULL REPORT

                                     GRAIN, November 04, 2014
HOW DOES THE GATES FOUNDATION SPEND ITS MONEY TO "FEED THE WORLD" > http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5064-how-does-the-gates-foundation-spend-its-money-to-feed-the-world


BILL GATES, MONSANTO AND EUGENICS:  HOW ONE OF THE WORLD'S WEALTHIEST MEN IS ACTIVELY PROMOTING A CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF GLOBAL HEALTH, AGRICULTURE (FOOD) AND EDUCATION  http://sco.lt/51EymH


- THE FUTURE OF FOOD by Bill Gates, the greatest single, private investor for genetically engineered biotech food in the world.   http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/bill-gates-thinks-fake-meat-future.html


                                         GHANA AND GMOs

                                   Pambazuka, February 19, 2015

Genetic engineering is about private corporate control of the food system.

▶ THE RABID TACTICS OF THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY TO GAIN CONTROL OF GHANA'S FOOD SYSTEM Whose interests does Prof. Alhassan represent? Prof. Alhassan was been quoted as dismissing anti-GMO groups because, according to him, they allegedly do not have any scientific proof or knowledge to offer when it comes GMO technology. But he is wrong.

Ghanaian farmers need to abhor and reject scientists laden with conflicts of interest. Monsanto and Syngenta are particularly greedy to get their hands on Ghana’s agriculture and control the seed market here.Professor Alhassan is attempting to control the information farmers and the public see and hear just like the industry he represents....

“Today, large numbers of scientists are in the employ of Big Pharma, Big Ag, and all kinds of corporations with anti-environmental and anti-social justice agendas.”(2)... Professor Alhassan is a key employee of Big Ag, and has been for his entire career....

http://www.pambazuka.net/en/category/comment/94029


PR Watch, May 25, 2012

HOW THE U.S. SOLD AFRICA TO MULTINATIONALS LIKE MONSANTO, CARGILL, DUPONT, PEPSICO AND OTHERS http://www.prwatch.org/news/2012/05/11530/how-us-sold-africa-multinationals-monsanto-cargill-dupont-pepsico-and-others


                          AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM?

        CORPORATE PROFITS vs SMALLHOLDER FARMER INTERESTS

                                           http://sco.lt/8JKbIn


                           WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA

                                           http://sco.lt/7znTf7


                                                REPORT  Part 2 of 4
         Environmental Justice and Climate Change, November 08, 2014
                                    Environmental and Food Justice
                                          THE PANACEA OF GMOs
                                 INDIGENOUS RIGHT LIVELIHOODS

                              and CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION
http://ejfood.blogspot.com/2014/11/environmental-justice-and-climate.html


                                 HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD"

                                             http://sco.lt/8vwnk9


Pambazuka -Voices for Freedom and Justice in Africa

HOW COMPANIES FRAME ISSUES OF FOOD AND GLOBAL HUNGER FOR THEIR OWN SELF-INTEREST AND BOTTOMLINE PROFITS

There is a new, but deceptive, foreign drive to end hunger in Africa through large-scale agribusiness. Yet helping poor households in rural Africa feed themselves in an affordable manner means introducing low-cost, sustainable enhancements to farming.

History is riddled with examples of the poor dying of hunger when food was plentiful. Classic amongst these is the famine which wracked the West African Sahel during the early 1970s. While people were dying of hunger in Senegal, Mali and Niger, peanuts — a key sauce ingredient and source of protein across the region — were being exported to Europe....

...The rise of philanthrocapitalism in the US, where former and current business leaders, through the strength of their foundations, have increasingly come to influence the shape and direction of US international development programmes. Central to the philanthrocapitalist worldview is a belief that private enterprise is the fundamental agent of progressive change and that business acumen trumps other forms of expertise... http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/85291



-▶ FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD:  CHALLENGING CORPORATE RULE  http://sco.lt/7Dg37p


                                 -▶      THE HUNGER GAMES:    -▶

HOW UK AND USA GOVERNMENTS SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY IN AFRICA AND AROUND THE WORLD

                                             http://sco.lt/6UGd17



The Ecologist, September 22, 2014
COCA-COLA IS NOT THE SOLUTION TO HUNGER IN AFRICA http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2563446/cocacola_is_not_the_solution_to_hunger_in_africa.html


African Center for BioSafety, October 08, 2014

 ▶  ACQUISITION OF AFRICA'S SEEDCO BY MONSANTO FURTHERS GLOBAL SEED CARTEL GRIP:  NEO-COLONIAL OCCUPATION OF AFRICA'S SEED SYSTEMThe Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) is deeply concerned about the recent acquisitions by multi-national seed companies of large parts of SeedCo, one of Africa’s largest home-grown seed companies. Attracting foreign investment from the world’s largest seed companies, most of who got to their current dominant positions by devouring national seed companies and their competitors through mergers and acquisitions, is an inevitable consequence of the fierce drive to commercialise agriculture in Africa. http://www.acbio.org.za/


▶  SEED PATENTS & CONTROL OF GLOBAL FOOD & AGRICULTURE:  THE BIOTECH, GMO, CHEMICAL CORPORATE CARTEL  http://sco.lt/5LcjVR


GRAIN, October 23, 2014
▶ HARVEST OF HARDSHIP:  YALA SWAMP LAND GRAB DESTROYS KENYAN FARMERS' LIVELIHOOD. Dominion Farms arrived in Kenya's Yala Swamp basin in 2004 with big promises. The company claimed it would turn a defunct state demonstration farm into a modern rice plantation, provide locals with good jobs, and build hospitals and schools. The American owner of the company, Calvin Burgess, presented himself as a 'man of God', on a mission to bring US-style progress to Africa. The locals, sold on this grand vision, decided – with some hesitation and dissent – to allow Dominion to farm on 3,700 ha of their lands... http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5061-harvest-of-hardship-yala-swamp-land-grab-destroys-kenyan-farmers-livelihoods


                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                        http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


  -▶  TURNING AFRICA INTO A GMO BONANZA FOR GIANT CORPORATIONS: FOREIGN TAKEOVER OF THE FUTURE OF FARMING IN AFRICA http://sco.lt/6qmM1R


▶  OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF


GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/9Gdbxh


RT USA, February 05, 2015
MONSANTO'S ROUNDUP PESTICIDE SYSTEM THREATENS EXTINCTION OF MONARCH BUTTERFLIES: http://rt.com/usa/229667-monsanto-monarch-butterflies-extinct/


                                                   WATCH

                                         BBC VIDEO REPORT
                 A BILLION GO HUNGRY BECAUSE OF GMO FARMING

                                                 Vandana Shiva

http://www.sott.net/article/260505-A-billion-go-hungry-because-of-GMO-farming-Vandana-Shiva


                                           LIVING WITH GMOs

                              AN OPEN LETTER TO UK AND EU

                                          November 12, 2014

Representing 57 Million Americans, NGOs, scientists, anti-GM groups, celebrities, food manufacturers, and others today publish an Open Letter to the UK and the entire EU warning of the serious and manifold hazards of GMO crops http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2632105/living_with_gmos_a_letter_from_america.html


                                          BAN GMOs NOW

                        A Special Institute of Science in Society 

                                        http://sco.lt/5CPilt


GRAIN, May 26, 2014
2,4-D SOY:  WAGING WAR ON PEASANTS  Global attempts by Dow AgroSciences to gain approval for new genetically-modified soybean varieties resistant to the herbicide 2,4-D have become particularly aggressive in recent months. Simultaneous applications have been filed in several of the countries where genetically engineered crops (GE or transgenic crops or GMOs) were introduced in the 1990s.
   The push for approval of new transgenics is part of a broader strategy by agribusiness to make the world’s farms increasingly dependent on its toxic herbicides, thus increasing the profits it derives from selling these chemicals. The current situation is a rerun of the 1990s’ introduction of Roundup Ready (glyphosate-resistant) crops, only this time the herbicides in question are much more toxic. These weed-killers have been around for a longer time and the case for their hazardousness to human health and the environment has been well documented. http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4945-2-4-d-soy-waging-war-on-peasants



Common Dreams, September 18, 2014
-▶ USDA's GREENLIGHTING OF 'AGENT ORANGE' CORN AND SOYBEANS SPARKS CONDEMNATION http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/09/18/usdas-greenlighting-agent-orange-crops-sparks-condemnation


FastCoCreate

 ▶ THESE TOP FOOD COMPANIES CONTROL ALMOST EVERYTHING WE EAT: There are more than 38,000 products in the average American supermarket. That means tons of choice, right? In fact, the vast majority of these products are owned by just 10 companies. Those friendly looking Green Giant pees? That's General Mills. And Odwalla juice? That's Coca Cola. This matters, of course, because we deserve to know where our food comes from--and how it's madehttp://www.fastcocreate.com/3032899/see-who-actually-owns-the-food-you-eat-and-how-theyre-behaving


Guardian Sustainable Business, May 01, 2014

10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-blog/10-things-need-to-know-global-food-system


Guardian Development, March 10, 2014
FOOD SYSTEM THAT FAILS POOR COUNTRIES NEEDS URGENT REFORM, SAYS UN EXPERT http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/mar/10/food-system-poor-countries-reform-olivier-de-schutter


Pambazuka, September 25, 2014
MAYAN PEOPLE'S MOVEMENT DEFEATS MONSANTO LAW IN GUATEMALA. There was a great risk that the Monsanto Law would have made criminals of already repressed small farmers who are just trying to make ends meet and doing what they have done for generations – cultivating corn and black beans for their own consumption. The Monsanto Law meant that they would not have been able to grow and harvest anything that originates from natural seeds. Farmers would be breaking the laws if these natural seeds had been mixed with patented seeds from other crops as a result of pollination or wind, unless they had had a license for the patented seed from a transnational corporation like Monsanto. .. The Monsanto Law would have given exclusivity on patented seeds to a handful of transnational companies....the Mayan people – or actually most people – in Guatemala do not agree with a policy of treating nature like a commodity to be sold off piece by piece, ...http://pambazuka.net/en/category/features/92994


Grist, February 22, 2013
  -▶  MIRACLE GROW:  INDIAN FARMERS SMASH CROP YIELD RECORDS WITHOUT GMOs http://grist.org/food/miracle-grow-indian-farmers-smash-crop-yield-records-without-gmos/


CULTIVATING SANITY : BANGLADESH FARMERS TURN BACK THE CLOCK TO COMBAT CLIMATE STRESSED CROPS - Cultivation of the old varieties is expanding in part because they need almost no chemical fertiliser or pesticides - which makes them cheaper and easier to grow - and because their yields are good in tough conditions.  http://www.trust.org/item/20141126125124-0i6go


Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2014
  -▶  CHINA'S HARD LINE ON BIOTECH BURNS U.S. HAY : Traces of GMO Alfalfa, Unapproved by Beijing, Wreak Havoc With a Formerly Booming U.S. Crop http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-hay-exports-to-china-shrivel-up-1418598477



                HOW MONSANTO IS TERRIFYING THE FARMING WORLD

                                  The Devil in The Seeds Of Life

                                          http://sco.lt/6wRNsv

 

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Newsweek, December 13, 2014
SOLVING HUNGER IN ETHIOPIA BY TURNING TO NATIVE CROPS http://www.newsweek.com/solving-hunger-ethiopia-turning-native-crops-291558


African Center For Biosafety, October 06, 2014

RUNNING TO STAND STILL:  SMALL SCALE FARMER AND THE GREEN REVOLUTION IN MALAWI - PDF REPORT  http://www.acbio.org.za/index.php/publications/seedfood-sovereignty/467-running-to-stand-still-small-scale-farmers-and-the-green-revolution-in-malawi


Mother Jones, December 03, 2014
HOW MONSANTO'S BIG DATA, BIG PROFITS DATA PUSH HURTS SMALL FARMS http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/12/monsanto-big-data-means-bigger-and-less-diverse-farms


The Conversation, September 11, 2014
 ▶  IN A WARMING WORLD WE CAN'T KEEP DEPENDING ON THE SAME FEW CROPS http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/26404-in-a-warming-world-we-cant-keep-depending-on-the-same-few-crops


Oliver De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

March 10, 2014
-▶ DEMOCRACY AND DIVERSITY CAN MEND BROKEN FOOD SYSTEMS http://www.srfood.org/en/democracy-and-diversity-can-mend-broken-food-systems-final-diagnosis-from-un-right-to-food-expert

-▶ FULL FINAL REPORT http://www.srfood.org/images/stories/pdf/officialreports/20140310_finalreport_en.pdf



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OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3


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EcoWatch, March 31, 2014
▶  HOW ECOLOGICAL FARMING BUILDS RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/31/ecological-farming-resilience-climate-change/


                                                             VIDEO
                        Linking Population, Environment and Health:

                               The Green Belt Movement (GBM)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLFCA5BD7B2D8A8787?wmode=opaque&v=BSOauSpM_ew#t=100


ReliefWeb, December 19, 2014
MAIZE, RICE, WHEAT FARMING MUST BECOME MORE SUSTAINABLE: FAO. The FAO meeting agreed that agriculture can no longer rely on input-intensive agriculture to increase crop production. Improved varieties of maize, rice and wheat must go hand-in-hand with what FAO calls "Save and Grow" farming systems that keep soil healthy, integrate crop, tree and animal production, use water far more efficiently, and protect crops with integrated pest management..Experts at the meeting said that that challenge could only be met with eco-friendly agriculture that achieves higher productivity while conserving natural resources, adapting to climate change, and delivering economic benefits to the world's 500 million small-scale family farms.

  http://reliefweb.int/report/world/maize-rice-wheat-farming-must-become-more-sustainable


Appeal-Democrat, December 21, 2014
 ▶ AG-TECH COULD CHANGE HOW WORLD EATS: Investors and entrepreneurs behind some of the world's newest industries have started to put their money and tech talents into farming — the world's oldest industry —Silicon Valley is pushing its way into every stage of the food-growing process, from tech tycoons buying up farmland to startups selling robots that work the fields to hackathons dedicated to building the next farming app.  http://www.appeal-democrat.com/business/ag-tech-could-change-how-world-eats/article_af7d8ab2-88b3-11e4-a88c-53786b1de7d9.html


▶  WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR ALL PLANETARY LIFE http://sco.lt/8idD7J


▶  BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/4u4JhR


▶  THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET : SOIL AS A LIFELINE http://sco.lt/6kqJaT



 ▶  WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE:  THE GLOBAL WATER CRISIS http://sco.lt/5odgG1



 June 2, 2013 The Guardian
HOW INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ARE TURNED OFF THEIR LANDS - HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS SAID TO HAVE BEEN DISPLACED  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/02/indigenous-people-turned-off-land


▶  LAND GRABBING: HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/7rqpG5


-▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE, INDIGENOUS LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT



                                                       VIDEO

-▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/4l725B


 

▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/6odAoL


                                             FARM-AGEDDON

         GOES HAND IN HAND WITH BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE

              CORPORATE "PRODUCTION" OF OUR FOOD ANIMALS

No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB


                                                     WATCH

            THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)

                     The Leader of the Global Biotech Chemical Cartel

                                         http://sco.lt/7wFWFN


                                       A REALLY GOOD RESOURCE:
AgriCultures Network (@agriculturesnet) | Twitter  http://ow.ly/JscXx

                              http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/




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BIG FOOD: Wall Street has way too much influence over what we eat

BIG FOOD: Wall Street has way too much influence over what we eat | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Vox, April 23, 2014

BIG FOOD: WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT. Michael Pollan explains what studying the food system taught him about capitalism, and more.. http://www.vox.com/2014/4/23/5627992/big-food-michael-pollan-thinks-wall-street-has-way-too-much-influence


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 24, 2015
 ▶  ADVISORY PANEL EYES SHIFT TO MORE SUSTAINABLE DIET IN THE U.S. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/24/advisory-panel-eyes-shift-to-more-sustainable-diet-in-u-s/


The Guardian, February 21, 2015
- ▶INSIDE THE FOOD INDUSTRY: THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT WHAT YOU EAT
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/feb/21/a-feast-of-engineering-whats-really-in-your-food


FastCoCreate

 ▶ THESE TOP FOOD COMPANIES CONTROL ALMOST EVERYTHING WE EAT: There are more than 38,000 products in the average American supermarket. That means tons of choice, right? In fact, the vast majority of these products are owned by just 10 companies. Those friendly looking Green Giant pees? That's General Mills. And Odwalla juice? That's Coca Cola. This matters, of course, because we deserve to know where our food comes from--and how it's made.  http://www.fastcocreate.com/3032899/see-who-actually-owns-the-food-you-eat-and-how-theyre-behaving


                                             VIDEO REPORT

                                  March 12, 2013 - NPR Marketplace

PROCESSED FOODS MAKE UP 70% OF THE US DIET - WITH ABOUT 5,000 DIFFERENT CHEMICAL ADDITIVES. Author Melanie Warner discusses the complexities of the processed foods that line the shelves at the supermarket... http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/big-book/processed-foods-make-70-percent-us-diet


Activist Post, July 15, 2014
BIG CORPORATIONS HAVE AN OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF POWER OVER OUR FOOD SUPPLY http://www.activistpost.com/2014/07/big-corporations-have-overwhelming.html


Wakeup World, September 04, 2014
SCIENTISTS OFFICIALLY LINK PROCESSED FOODS TO AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE. The modern diet of processed foods, takeaways and microwave meals could be to blame for a sharp increase in autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, alopecia, asthma and eczema.

A team of scientists from Yale University in the U.S and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, in Germany, say junk food diets could be partly to blame. “This study is the first to indicate that excess refined and processed salt may be one of the environmental factors driving the increased incidence of autoimmune diseases”, they said. http://wakeup-world.com/2014/09/04/scientists-officially-link-processed-foods-to-autoimmune-disease/


VIDEO REPORT
PBS Newshour, September 15, 2014
BRINGING HEALTHIER, LOCALLY-SOURCED FOOD TO CALIFORNIA SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAMS

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/california-school-district-rewrites-menu-student-lunches/



May 6, 2013 The Environmental Magazine
▶  FOOD IS THE NEW TOBACCO: TIME TO CONFRONT CORPORATE GIANTS THAT ARE HURTING AMERICANS' HEALTH http://www.emagazine.com/blog/food-is-the-new-tobacco/

 

Feb 26, 2013 - TruthOut
▶  OUR FOOD SYSTEM IS IN CRISIS DUE TO TECHNOLOGY RUN AMOK AND MONOPOLIZING CORPORATIONS http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/14736-our-food-system-is-in-crisis-due-to-technology-run-amock-and-monopolizing-corporations


▶  AMERICANS EAT THE CHEAPEST FOOD IN THE WORLD BUT WHAT IS IT REALLY COSTING US? http://www.treehugger.com/health/americans-eat-the-cheapest-food-in-the-world-but-what-is-it-really-costing-us.html?campaign=daily_nl


Truthdig, March 20, 2014

- ▶  RADICAL U.N. REPORT PROMOTES DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF FOOD AND AN END TO CORPORATE DOMINATION http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/radical_un_report_promotes_democratic_control_of_food_2014032


 - ▶ TOO  MUCH POWER IN TOO FEW HANDS : FOOD GIANTS TAKE OVER THE INDUSTRY  http://sco.lt/7d5xkP


            ALL ABOUT MEGA-PROFITS, NOTHING MORE OR LESS

                                                      WATCH
             "THE FOODS THAT MAKE BILLIONS" (177 min Entire Series)
The Foods that Make Billions is a 3-part series looking at how big business feeds us. By employing clever tactics and smart marketing, big business seduces the appetite of the consumer and entices people to spend and spend and spend. This is how global food and beverage empires are built.

Part 1: Liquid Gold - Bottled Water: Liquid Gold looks at the competitive dynamics between two of the global leaders in the bottled water marketplace: Nestle and Danone and unpacks the brand philosophy and big business strategy behind these big hitters in the industry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHsy1OZVUzc&feature=player_embedded

Part 2: The Age of Plenty Episode two tells the story of a modern marketing miracle: the story of the breakfast cereal. The Age of Plenty investigates the processing, marketing and advertising behind a breakfast that has singularly impacted the way we live.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6rZ8vLmoM4

Part 3: Pots of Gold: Big business has managed to increase the profit margins of simple products, like yogurt by monumental proportions, resulting in multi-billion dollar industry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6rZ8vLmoM4


Sustainable Food Trust, September 19, 2014
▶ GHOSTS IN THE SUPERMARKET MACHINE. How do supermarkets decide which products make it onto the shelves?  http://sustainablefoodtrust.org/articles/the-ghost-in-the-supermarket-machine/


▶  MICHAEL POLLAN: AGRIGIANTS' NATIONAL STRANGLEHOLD: APPROACHING A "TWO-CLASS" FOOD SYSTEM  http://sco.lt/7nBVkP


Mother Jones, May 07, 2014

-▶ OUR ALARMING FOOD FUTURE, EXPLAINED IN 7 CHARTS http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/05/6-alarming-facts-food-and-global-warming

 

 NRDC Switchboard, April 10, 2014

FED UP WITH OUR DYSFUNCTIONAL FOOD SYSTEM  http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/plehner/fed_up_with_our_dysfunctional.html


  ▶ FIXING THE BROKEN BIG FOOD SYSTEM http://sco.lt/8YOYJV

 

                                          OBESITY PLUS

HUGE INCREASE IN DIABETES, STROKES, HEART ATTACKS ON A GLOBAL SCALE -- THE AMERICAN DIET AND CONTEMPORARY FOOD PRODUCTION  http://sco.lt/80rmld


TripleCrisis, January 14, 2014
THE DANGER OF TRUSTING CORPORATIONS TO LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINST WORLD HUNGER http://triplecrisis.com/the-danger-of-entrusting-corporations-to-lead-the-fight-against-world-hunger/


New York Times, May 30, 2014

CORPORATIONS QUIETLY INSERTING UNTESTED SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY INTO HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS. The processes using synthetic biology involve techniques that more extensively alter genetic code. Those include “artificial gene synthesis,” in which DNA is created on computers and inserted into organisms, and other methods for changing DNA sequences and genes within organisms to alter their function. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/31/business/biofuel-tools-applied-to-household-soaps.html


Seattle Organic Restaurants
  -▶ THE SECRET TAKEOVER OF OUR FOOD SUPPLY BY A FEW GIANT AMERICAN CORPORATIONS AND CORPORATIONS LIKE TYSON ARE PIONEERS OF MEAT RACKET http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/takeover-of-our-food-by-giant-agribusinesses-Tyson-foods-meat-racket.php


-▶ SALT, SUGAR, FAT : HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED US  http://sco.lt/8LqY65


Truthout, August 20, 2014

APOCALYPSE OF THE "HAPPY MEAL" WORSHIPING THE GOLDEN CALF

What we set on our tables, and chow down on at fast-food restaurants, may be contributing more to the acceleration of climate change and human extinction than some of the usual carbon-emitting culprits. Throughout the world, native grasslands, forests and wild species have been burned, butchered and brutalized for cattle ranches. Our farming system of grain-fed livestock consumes resources far out of proportion to the useful dietary yield.  http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25562-apocalypse-of-the-happy-meal-worshipping-the-golden-calf


- ▶ US FOOD MANUFACTURING - SCIENCE BASED OR RECKLESS?  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/07/02/us-food-manufacturing-drugs.aspx


Guardian Sustainable Business, May 01, 2014

10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-blog/10-things-need-to-know-global-food-system

 

                                                     WATCH

▶  "THE FOOD SPECULATOR" - FOOD SPECULATION AND THE STOCKMARKET http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/food-speculator/



                                                       WATCH
                                "HUNGER FOR PROFIT" (4:45)
               http://www.whypoverty.net/en/video/hunger-for-profit


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   ▶  WORLD'S LARGEST FOOD COMPANIES CREATING LEGACY OF DESTRUCTION  http://sco.lt/7lyDg1

                                          

                                                      VIDEO

                              THE SHARE OF YOUR STOMACH

                               Big Food, Science and Marketing

                                          http://sco.lt/69L4oz

 

 ▶  HOW THE BIG FOOD INDUSTRY HAS ENCOURAGED US TO EAT OURSELVES TO DEATH http://sco.lt/5YISkT

 

                                                        WATCH

                                     May 6, 2013 Democracy Now
 INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL POLLAN ON RECLAIMING OUR FOOD SYSTEM, MAKE OURSELVES HEALTHY AND GROW DEMOCRACY http://www.democracynow.org/2013/5/6/michael_pollan_on_how_reclaiming_cooking

 

 ▶  FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD: CHALLENGING CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/4qFuUb

 

                                                   A VIP READ

▶ THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/6znBab

 

                                          Vox, June 09, 2014

                    40 MAPS THAT EXPLAIN FOOD IN AMERICA

                     http://www.vox.com/a/explain-food-america

 

                                                       WATCH
THE VIDEO THAT COCA-COLA AND McDONALD'S HOPE YOU NEVER SEE http://www.upworthy.com/watch-the-video-that-coca-cola-and-mcdonalds-hope-you-never-see?c=tkp1

 

Oliver De Schutter,

U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right To Food, May 19, 2014

UNHEALTHY DIETS GREATER THREAT TO HEALTH THAN TOBACCO:  UN EXPERT CALLS FOR GLOBAL REGULATION

http://www.srfood.org/en/unhealthy-diets-greater-threat-to-health-than-tobacco-un-expert-calls-for-global-regulation

 

                                               WHITEWASHED

HOW INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT PROMOTE DAIRY JUNK FOODS

                                                NEW REPORT

              FROM "EAT DRINK POLITICS" Michele Simon JD MPH

              http://www.eatdrinkpolitics.com/ @MicheleRSimon

 

     The United States is in the midst of a public health epidemic due to poor diet. While much of the focus has been on obvious culprits such as sugary soft drinks and fast food, dairy foods often get a pass. The dairy industry, propped up by government, has convinced us of the health benefits of milk and other dairy products. But the context of how people consume dairy matters. My new report, Whitewashed: How Industry and Government Promote Dairy Junk Foods, shines a light on the shifting patterns of consumption away from plain milk toward dairy products laden with sugar, fat, and salt. http://ecowatch.com/2014/06/11/dairy-industry-government-promote-junk-foods/

 

OutsideOnline, May 12, 2014
YOUR FOOD IS POISONING YOU http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/bodywork/performance-plate/Your-Food-Is-Poisoning-You.html

 

 ▶  ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE GENE-ALTERED PLANTS'? http://sco.lt/7v6Y2T

 

                                                       WATCH

                          Michael Pollan: "DON'T MISS THIS VIDEO

                                         DANGERS OF DICAMBA

Roundup's Next Generation. The next wave of herbicide-tolerant crops from Monsanto-- will make Round-Up look benign" http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba

 

▶  CHEMICAL 'SOUP" CONNECTION BETWEEN TOXINS AND POOR HEALTH:  Scientific American http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3456963803/chemical-soup-connection-between-toxins-and-poor-health-scientific-american

 

 ▶ THINK THOSE 80,000 CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES HAVE BEEN TESTED?  http://sco.lt/7QxMob

 

Philadelphia Inquirer, May 25, 2014

17 GROUPS OF CHEMICALS TO AVOID IF YOUR WORRIED ABOUT BREAST CANCER http://www.philly.com/philly/health/20140525_GreenSpace__Study_backs_lower_chemical_exposure.html

 

 ▶ THE SCIENCE OF MARKETING FOOD ADDICTION TO KIDS http://sco.lt/8oqaEj

 

FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATION OF AMERICA AND AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8v8qtl

 

 Guardian Environment, May 22, 2014
THE FOOD SYSTEM WE CHOOSE AFFECTS BIODIVERSITY:  DO WE WANT MONOCULTURES? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-system-monocultures-gm-un-diversity-day


LiveScience, February 05, 2015
NEW STUDY: EATING ORGANIC PRODUCE CAN LIMIT PESTICIDE EXPOSURE http://www.livescience.com/49703-organic-produce-diet-pesticides.html


Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, January 14, 2015
- ▶  DRAWING UPON CITIZENS' VOICES: DEEP DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

 http://www.iatp.org/blog/201501/drawing-upon-citizens-voices-deep-democracy-in-action#sthash.CoST8wxF.dpuf


Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, January 14, 2015
- ▶  DEEPENING FOOD DEMOCRACY  http://www.iatp.org/documents/deepening-food-democracy


BillMoyers.com, November 21, 2014
'FOOD CHAINS,' A NEW DOCUMENTARY BY 'FOOD, INC." Food Chains, a new hard-hitting documentary about the battle between Florida farmworkers and the giant supermarket and fast food conglomerates. Farmworkers are among the lowest paid workers in America, averaging about $12,000 per year in wages, and many of them, especially women, have been subjected to human rights abuses in the fields. In its review of the film, The New York Times calls Food Chains an “emphatic and empathetic documentary” that presents farm laborers as modern-day slaves  http://billmoyers.com/2014/11/21/food-chains/


Appeal-Democrat, December 21, 2014
 ▶ AG-TECH COULD CHANGE HOW WORLD EATS: —Silicon Valley is pushing its way into every stage of the food-growing process, from tech tycoons buying up farmland to startups selling robots that work the fields to hackathons dedicated to building the next farming app. Investors and entrepreneurs behind some of the world's newest industries have started to put their money and tech talents into farming — the world's oldest industry  http://www.appeal-democrat.com/business/ag-tech-could-change-how-world-eats/article_af7d8ab2-88b3-11e4-a88c-53786b1de7d9.html


Washington Post, November 07, 2014
HOW A NATIONAL FOOD POLICY COULD SAVE MILLIONS OF AMERICAN LIVES  http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-a-national-food-policy-could-save-millions-of-american-lives/2014/11/07/89c55e16-637f-11e4-836c-83bc4f26eb67_story.html

 

 Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

 Mongabay, June 06, 2014
-▶ NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html



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OUR CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FARMING

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                                                  IMPORTANT WATCH
                                                      Vandana Shiva
                                     THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND SEED
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYwOTLopWIw

 

                                            ANIMATED VIDEO

                              CORPORATE FACTORY FARMING
                      The Brutal Basics of American Modern Farms
http://www.aspca.org/blog/factory-farming-video-brutal-basics-modern-farms

 

                                                 FARM-AGEDDON

NO BIRDS.  NO BEES.  OUR COUNTRYSIDE LAID WASTE.  AND BILLIONS OF ANIMALS THAT NEVER SEE A BLADE OF GRASS

                                               http://sco.lt/7ztQbB


                                         DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN

                                 Businessweek, January 09, 2014
  -▶ INDUSTRIAL FARMING:  STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS MAY GIVE LEGAL SHIELD TO CORPORATIONS http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-09/industrial-farming-state-constitutional-amendments-may-give-legal-shield

 

 Scientific American, May 12, 2014
▶  DRUGS, CHEMICALS SEEP DEEP INTO SOIL FROM SEWAGE SLUDGE FERTILIZER, ABSORBED BY OUR FOOD The researchers looked for 57 “emerging” contaminants that are increasingly showing up in the environment. Ten were detected in the soil at depths between 7 and 50 inches 18 months after the treated sludge was applied. None was in the field’s soil beforehand. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/drugs-chemicals-seep-deep-into-soil-from-sewage-sludge/

 

 

- ▶ WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BLIND, FOOTLESS CHICKENS, FACTORY FARMS AND THE AG-GAG BILL http://sco.lt/71PvtJ


  Organic Lifestyle Magazine, July 08, 2014
- ▶ FACTORY FARMED CHICKENS:  THE HIDDEN COST OF CHEAP CHICKEN http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/factory-farmed-chickens-the-hidden-cost-of-cheap-chicken/


The Express Tribune, September 05, 2014

- ▶ CORPORATE FARMING EATING UP SMALL POULTRY FARMS.
Rawalpindi, Pakistan: Corporate farms are gradually swallowing small poultry farms as more than 50% of small businesses have packed up following failure to sustain pressure and compete with rapidly growing state-of-the-art poultry sheds over the last six years.
 http://tribune.com.pk/story/757942/corporate-farming-eating-up-small-poultry-farms/

 

 Care2, May 21, 2014
▶  BILLIONS OF FOOD ANIMALS KILLED EVERY YEAR END UP IN THE TRASH http://www.care2.com/causes/billions-of-animals-killed-every-year-end-up-dumped-in-the-trash.html

 

 ▶ 65 BILLION ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS:  DRUGS, GMO FEED AND AG-GAG LAWS TO IMPACT BEYOND USA http://sco.lt/6jKf2H


 ▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3

 

GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD"  http://sco.lt/77BuML

 

 RT News, November 26, 2013
▶  GMOs LINKED TO GLUTEN DISORDERS PLAGUING 18 MILLION AMERICANS http://rt.com/usa/gmo-gluten-sensitivity-trigger-343/


Pambazuka, July 24. 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:  WHICH WAY AFRICA?
African governments are under intense pressure from within but also from big agribusiness and Western governments to embrace GMOs. Governments must resist all forms of arm-twisting and food colonialism and make their biotechnology choices based on the facts http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/92594

 

                                           BAN GMOs NOW -

                   A Special Institute of Science in Society Report

                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

Environmental Leader, June 25, 2014
CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL TO SERVE MORE THAN 20 MILLION POUNDS OF LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCE. GOES GMO FREE http://www.environmentalleader.com/2014/06/25/chipotle-to-serve-more-than-20m-pounds-locally-grown-produce/

 

 Common Dreams, April 29, 2014

FOOD DEFENDERS PROTEST CORPORATE AND BIG AG TAKEOVER OF 'ORGANIC' FOOD STANDARDS (IF THEY CAN'T OWN IT, THEY'LL KILL IT) http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/29-2

 

THE  WAR AGAINST ORGANICS:  WHAT'S AN 'ORGANIC' LABEL REALLY WORTH? http://sco.lt/6Qny1R


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 ▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS GOBBLING UP AMERICAN & FOREIGN FARMLAND THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD FOOD SECURITY, AGRICULTURE & FOOD http://sco.lt/8mcmbR

 

 

ARE YOU EATING CLONED PORK?  CHINA ENTERS USA FOOD MARKET - UNLABELED, UNREGULATED - USDA, FDA  http://sco.lt/57VNh3

 

 ▶ MEATONOMICS: The Dirty Truth About Cheap Meat http://sco.lt/5MiErp

 

The New Yorker, May 12, 2014

- ▶ THE END OF FOOD:  COULD "SOYLENT" - FOOD IN A BOTTLE - REPLACE THE FOOD CRISIS?  http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/05/12/140512fa_fact_widdicombe?currentPage=all

 

SmartPlanet, May 29, 2014
- ▶ WHY YOU SHOULD BE SKEPTICAL OF SOYLENT, THE FOOD REPLACEMENT PRODUCT http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/soylent-the-food-replacement-product-could-have-an-unhealthy-downside/

 

 ▶ INVITRO BURGERS ANYONE? INSIDE THE COMING MEAT LAB:  THE FUTURE OF FOOD http://sco.lt/6EY7hR

 

National Geographic, "Future of Food" May 02, 2014
FEED THE WORLD:  FAMILY FARMERS HOLD KEYS TO AGRICULTURE IN A WARMING WORLD. Faced with global warming and a population that will swell to nine billion by 2050, a growing number of experts say that the way to feed the masses as climate change makes growing our food more difficult is to focus on family farmers, who often can barely feed themselves. ... 

   When policymakers in the developed world talk about feeding billions of extra mouths in the decades to come, it's multinational agribusinesses—which operate industrial-size farms—that usually get most of the attention.

   But in the long run, it's small-scale farmers in the developing world, using low-tech but sustainable agricultural techniques, who may be best poised to lead the way in adapting to a warmer world and ensuring the security of the global food supply. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/05/140502-climate-change-agriculture-family-farm-science/

 

GRAIN, May 28, 214
 ▶  HUNGRY FOR LAND:  SMALL FARMERS FEED THE WORLD FOR LESS THAN A QUARTER OF ALL FARMLAND AS CORPORATIONS ACCELERATE LAND GRABS http://www.grain.org/article/entries/492

 

Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa, July 19, 2014
 ▶  TOWARDS FOOD SOVEREIGNTY TO FEED AFRICA:  NURTURE THE ENVIRONMENT AND PUT FARMER AT THE CENTER http://afsafrica.org/towards-food-sovereignty-to-feed-africa-nurture-the-environment-and-put-farmers-at-the-center/


HuffingtonPost Politics, August 02, 2014

 ▶ WE CAN REVERSE CLIMATE CHANGE BY THE WAY WE GROW FOOD

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-kucinich/the-way-we-grow-food_b_5634675.html0


 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, MARCH 01, 2013
- ▶  NEW REPORT: GOVERNMENTS MUST PROTECT LAND, FOOD SYSTEMS AS TRADE LIBERALIZATION ACCELERATE LAND GRABBING  http://www.iatp.org/blog/201303/new-report-governments-must-protect-land-food-systems-as-trade-liberalization-accelerate

 

 

                                                     WATCH 

                                  "LAND RUSH - WHY POVERTY?: 

THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD

                                          http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

   ▶  CONTEMPORARY CORPORATE AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xupV3

 

  - ETC Group

 ▶ CORPORATE POWER AND THE FINAL FRONTIER IN THE COMMODIFICATION OF LIFE - WE WERE WARNED...IN 2008.

Three decades ago, humanity had a problem; science had a fascination; and industry had an opportunity. Our problem was injustice. The ranks of the hungry were expanding while the ranks of farmers were thinning. Meanwhile, science was fascinated by biotechnology – the idea that we could genetically engineer crops and livestock (and people) with traits that could overcome all our problems. Agribusiness saw an opportunity to extract the enormous surplus value that was laced throughout the food chain. The hugely decentralized food system held pockets of profit just crying out to be centralized.  All the biotechnology industry had to do is chase away the competition and coerce governments into surrendering control. ....http://www.etcgroup.org/content/who-owns-nature

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT...AND PEACE http://sco.lt/7G59pB

 

 

                                   FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:

   MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                                http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ

 

Pambazuka -Voices for Freedom and Justice in Africa

HOW COMPANIES FRAME ISSUES OF FOOD AND GLOBAL HUNGER FOR THEIR OWN SELF-INTEREST AND BOTTOMLINE PROFITS

There is a new, but deceptive, foreign drive to end hunger in Africa through large-scale agribusiness. Yet helping poor households in rural Africa feed themselves in an affordable manner means introducing low-cost, sustainable enhancements to farming.

History is riddled with examples of the poor dying of hunger when food was plentiful. Classic amongst these is the famine which wracked the West African Sahel during the early 1970s. While people were dying of hunger in Senegal, Mali and Niger, peanuts — a key sauce ingredient and source of protein across the region — were being exported to Europe....

...The rise of philanthrocapitalism in the US, where former and current business leaders, through the strength of their foundations, have increasingly come to influence the shape and direction of US international development programmes. Central to the philanthrocapitalist worldview is a belief that private enterprise is the fundamental agent of progressive change and that business acumen trumps other forms of expertise... http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/85291

 

The Ecologist, June 2, 2014

 -▶ THE BIG TEN FOOD COMPANIES MUST JOIN THE CLIMATE FIGHTIn the fight for zero hunger in a safer climate, the silence of the food and beverage industry is not a virtue. They must cut their huge carbon emissions, campaign to protect global climate, and rethink their entire mission to encompass health and well being. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2445685

 

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

               ONE ENVIRONMENT, ONE HUMANITY, ONE PLANET http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

pdjmoo's insight:

                                           BAN GMOs NOW -
                   A Special Institute of Science in Society Report
                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/food-speculator/

 

Nation of Change, October 20, 2013
   -▶ POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS GMO 'GOLDEN RICE' FED TO CHINESE CHILDREN AS GUINEA PIGS http://www.nationofchange.org/potentially-dangerous-gmo-golden-rice-fed-chinese-children-without-warning-1382281851

 

Treehugger, November 19, 2013
- ▶ JUNK FOOD LOBBY WANTS FEDERAL BAN ON GMO LABELS http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/no-surprise-here-junk-food-lobby-wants-federal-ban-gmo-labels.htm


GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD"  http://sco.lt/77BuML

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                              A Picture Says A Thousand Words

                             BATTERY FACTORY FARMED HENS

                                         http://ow.ly/mCAJf


The Dodo - 05 May 2015
- ▶ NEW UNDERCOVER FOOTAGE REVEALS VICIOUS CHICKEN ABUSE AT A SLAUGHTER HOUSE https://www.thedodo.com/undercover-footage-mountaire-farms-chickens-1127155255.html


The Dodo, March 31, 2015
- ▶ EVERY YEAR, BILLIONS OF NEWBORN CHICKS AROUND THE GLOBE ARE KILLED WHEN THEY'RE JUST MINUTES OLD https://www.thedodo.com/germany-stop-culling-male-chicks-1068701850.html


                                   Animals Australia, April 01, 2015
                                               SHORT VIDEO
               The disturbing ‘waste product’ of the worldwide egg industry
GERMANY SAYS 'NO MORE CHICK SHREDDING' Germany has become the FIRST country in the world to decide it no longer wants to grind up millions of live baby chicks —.
http://www.animalsaustralia.org/features/germany-stops-shredding-chicks.php


TakePart, July 01, 2014

- ▶ WERE BABY CHICKS KILLED TO MAKE YOUR MAYO?

http://www.takepart.com/video/2014/07/01/mayo-chickens


The Dodo, March 18, 2015
- ▶ SCALDING LIVE CHICKENS IS AN ACCEPTED BRUTAL BUSINESS MODEL https://www.thedodo.com/community/MarcBekoff/new-york-times-chicken-slaughter-scalding-1048137798.html


                                                       VIDEO

                                    The Dodo, March 16, 2015
- ▶ THE WAY CHICKENS ARE KILLED IS HELL ON EARTH...AND LEGAL https://www.thedodo.com/chickens-video-legal-slaughter-gordon-1043872702.html


                                                 VIDEO (18:57)

                           Huffington Post Green, March 09, 2014
         THE CHICKENS YOU EAT ARE PROBABLY PRETTY DARN DIRTY
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/09/dirty-birds-factory-farming_n_6833256.html


- ▶ BLIND, FOOTLESS CHICKENS FOR FUTURE CAFO FACTORY FARMS http://farmwars.info/?p=789


One Green Planet, April, 23, 2015
- ▶ 10 STUNNING CHICKENS WHO PROVE THEY ARE ARE TOO DYNAMIC TO BE CONSIDERED 'NUGGETS' http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/chickens-too-dynamic-to-be-nuggets/


 Alternet, December 10, 2013
- ▶ HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS TRYING TO MUZZLE THE TRUTH BEHIND CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS http://www.alternet.org/food/big-agribusiness-trying-muzzle-animal-rights-activists-who-infiltrate-their-factory-farms


Reuters, April 23, 2015
- ▶ MINNESOTA DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY OVER BIRD FLU OUTBREAK IN POULTRY http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/23/us-health-birdflu-usa-idUSKBN0NE2F720150423


CNBC, April 20, 2015
- ▶ US POULTRY EXPORTS PLUNGE WITH AVIAN FLU SCARE - MILLIONS OF BIRDS TO BE DESTROYED. The avian flu outbreak that has spread in 12 states is taking its toll on more than just the millions of birds that will be destroyed. http://www.cnbc.com/id/102606828


Web MD
- ▶BIRD FLU (AVIAN FLU): SYMPTOMS, HOW YOU CATCH IT, TREATMENTS, AND MORE http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/what-know-about-bird-flu


                                               VIDEO (4:59)
                       CHICKEN FACTORY FARMER SPEAKS OUT
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YE9l94b3x9U


TreeHugger, March 05, 2015

- ▶ BATTLE CONTINUES TO RAGE BETWEEN CHICKEN FARMER AND BIG CHICKEN PRODUCER/EMPLOYER PERDUE  http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/battle-continues-between-chicken-farmer-and-employer-perdue.html

VICE, February 23, 2015
 - WHY A NORTH CAROLINA CHICKEN FARMER EXPOSED THE DEPRESSING CONDITIONS ON HIS OWN FARM  http://www.vice.com/read/the-whistle-blower-crows-at-dawn-0000570-v22n2

 WIRED, February 23, 2015
 - THE POULTRY INDUSTRY RESPONDS TO AN ACTIVIST FARMER

http://www.wired.com/2015/02/watts-response/


June 27, 2013
▶  THE FUTURE OF BIG CHICKEN
More than a BILLION chickens are raised and slaughtered each year IN GEORGIA ALONE, the poultry capital of the world... http://clatl.com/atlanta/the-future-of-big-chicken/Content?oid=8528249


One Green Planet March 24, 2014
- ▶ IS THERE REALLY SUCH A THING AS AN ETHICAL EGG? THE HIDDEN CRUELTY INVOLVED IN ALL EGG PRODUCTION

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/is-there-really-such-a-thing-as-an-ethical-egg/


                                                     VIDEO (8:00)

       SO YOU WANT TO EAT INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMED EGGS?

                         CALIFORNIA EGG FARM INVESTIGATION 

                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hY0syP5haE


                                                       WATCH

                                6 April 2013 - New York Times
             VIDEO TAPING OF FARM CRUELTY IS NOW A CRIME  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/us/taping-of-farm-cruelty-is-becoming-the-crime.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0


                                                        VIDEO
                                      New Scientist, January 19, 2015
SEE CHICKEN DEVELOP ON DRUGS THROUGH A CRACKED EGGSHELL

 http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26817-see-chicken-develop-on-drugs-through-a-cracked-eggshell.html

 

  YOUR CHICKENS ARE RAISED ON A STEADY DIET OF PRESCRIPTION, OVER-THE-COUNTER, AND EVEN BANNED DRUGS: CAFOs http://www.rodalenews.com/healthy-chicken


George Monbiot, December 17, 2014
- OVERGROWTH:  What can you say about a society whose food production must be hidden from public view? In which the factory farms and slaughterhouses supplying much of our diet must be guarded like arsenals to prevent us from seeing what happens there?
The growth rate of broiler chickens has quadrupled in 50 years: they are now killed at seven weeks(2). By then they are often crippled by their weight. Animals selected for obesity cause obesity. Bred to bulge, scarcely able to move, overfed, factory farmed chickens now contain almost three times as much fat as chickens did in 1970, and just two thirds of the protein(3). Stalled pigs and feedlot cattle have undergone a similar transformation. Meat production? No, this is fat production.

http://www.monbiot.com/2014/12/16/overgrowth/

 

                                          INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

                                                    WATCH 53:41)
                                      Frontline PBS, October 14, 2014
                                 THE TROUBLE WITH ANTIBIOTICS

                REDUCING GROWTH HORMONES USE IN FOOD ANIMALS
Up to 70 percent of all antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used in food animals. For years, farmers and ranchers have used antibiotics to help food animals grow faster on less feed. This practice, known as “growth promotion,” http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/trouble-with-antibiotics/


April 17, 2013 Seed Daily

- ▶  CHICKEN WITH BIGGER GIZZARDS ARE MORE "EFFICIENT" - MORE, BIGGER, FASTER FOR PROFITS THAT IS http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Chickens_with_bigger_gizzards_are_more_efficient_999.html


GreenBiz, March 04, 2015
- McDONALD'S TO CUT "ANTIBIOTICS" FOR CHICKEN SOLD IN U.S.  http://www.greenbiz.com/article/exclusive-mcdonalds-cuts-chicken-antibiotics-mcnuggets


The Atlantic Wire, October 4, 2013
- ▶ THE AUTOPSY OF CHICKEN NUGGETS READS "CHICKEN LITTLE" http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2013/10/three-grossest-sentences-youll-read-about-chicken-nuggets-today/70195/

-- American Journal Of Medicine Abstract http://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343%2813%2900396-3/abstract


George Monbiot, December 16, 2014
- IF YOU MUST EAT MEAT, SAVE IT FOR CHRISTMAS : We are in perputual denial about our food : From chickens pumped with antibiotics to the environmental devastation caused by production, we need to realise we are not fed with happy farm animals http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/16/perpetual-denial-food-meat-production-environmental-devastation

                                                     VIDEO
                                Global Possibilities, June 27, 2014
SHOCKING UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION EXPOSES BURIED-ALIVE CHICKENS AT NATION'S SECOND-LARGEST PRODUCER (We "produce" chickens now, not "raise" them) http://www.globalpossibilities.org/video-shocking-undercover-investigation-exposes-buried-alive-chickens-at-nations-second-largest-producer/


Modern Farmer, February 24, 2014
- ▶  CHICKEN FACTORY FARMING AND ITS DISCONTENTS http://modernfarmer.com/2014/02/chicken-farming-discontents/


Al Jazeera America, April 18, 2014

- ▶ HOW BIG CHICKEN TOOK OVER AMERICA http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/4/industrialized-chickenfarmingmeatracketfoodsafetyantitrust.html


September 2, 2013 Mother Jones

- ▶ HAS THE WORLD REACHED PEAK CHICKEN? You won't believe how many chickens live on this planet. .. http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/08/peak-chicken

 

 Organic Lifestyle Magazine, July 08, 2014
- ▶ FACTORY FARMED CHICKENS:  THE HIDDEN COST OF CHEAP CHICKEN http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/factory-farmed-chickens-the-hidden-cost-of-cheap-chicken/

 

Huffington Post, March 17, 2014
  -▶ 9 FACTS ABOUT FACTORY FARMING THAT WILL BREAK YOUR HEART  (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/17/factory-farming-facts_n_4063892.html


The Dodo, March 06, 2014
- ▶ NO ONE WANTS TO DO THIS JOB THAT KILLS 6,000 CHICKS PER DAY. Within the world of poultry farming, both in the U.S. and abroad, large-scale laying operations have no need for male chicks in egg production, so the males — often just minutes old — are immediately killed. Some in a gas chamber. Others are killed in a macerator, a blender-like machine that grinds them up alive.   https://www.thedodo.com/chicks-factory-farming-culling-1027688867.htm

 

OpEd News, August 02, 2014

- ▶ HOW IS THIS LEGAL?  65,000 HENS BURNED TO DEATH IN CAFO FACTORY FARM IN INDIANA http://www.opednews.com/articles/How-is-this-legal-Cage-fr-by-Merritt-Clifton-Animals_Chickens_Chickens_Eggs-140802-428.html

 

 NPR, February 19, 2014

- ▶ IS TYSON FOODS CHICKEN EMPIRE A MEAT RACKET? http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/02/19/276981085/is-tyson-foods-chicken-empire-a-meat-racket

 

 - ▶ 80,000 CHICKENS PER FACTORY FARM (CAFO) PROJECT HAS ORGANIC FARMER WORRIED http://www.eveningsun.com/news/ci_21451945/chicken-farm-project-has-organic-farmer-worried

     

                                                VIDEO (4:53)
                             FOOD INC: CHICKEN FARM PART 11
               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Tda7MqhNs

 

                                                VIDEO (7:58)
              LIVE FAST DIE YOUNG : THE LIFE OF A MEAT CHICKEN
                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpbtBgLfl90


Truthout, December 23, 2013

- ▶ IT DOESN'T TASTE LIKE CHICKEN:  "The cheap chicken will have minimal flavor, thanks to its short life span, lack of sunlight and a monotonous diet of corn and soy http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/20713-it-doesnt-taste-like-chicken

 

                                               VIDEO (12:00)
               45 DAYS: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A BROILER CHICKEN
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xubyea_45-days-the-life-and-death-of-a-broiler-chicken_animals


Reuters, July 09, 2014

- ▶ ROOSTERS FERTILITY PROBLEM HITS U.S. CHICKEN SUPPLY, LIFTS PRICES:  GMO Corn Feed and Inbreeding http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/09/us-chicken-supply-genetics-exclusive-idUSKBN0FE0C820140709


                                UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION

                                    The Dodo, January 05, 2015

                 HORROR AT BUTTERFIELD HEN SLAUGHTERHOUSE

The life of an egg-laying chicken in the U.S., or one of 301 million others like her, normally lasts 12 to 18 months, during which she produces up to 450 eggs. But what happens after that, when she's no longer considered profitable by the egg industry? According to a new investigation, the life of a "spent" bird — the industry's term for a hen who's no longer used for her eggs — is short and not so sweet.

                                      Warning: Disturbing Content

                                                      VIDEO

https://www.thedodo.com/egg-laying-hen-slaughter-914943443.html


June 17, 2013 Treehugger

- AG GAG LAWS ARE GROWING THREAT TO FREE SPEECH AND FOOD SAFETY http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/ag-gag-laws-are-growing-threat-free-speech-and-food-safety.html

 

Green Is The New Red: FEBRUARY 28, 2014

  -▶ IDAHO GOVERNOR SIGNS AG-GAG LAW MAKING IT ILLEGAL TO EXPOSE ANIMAL CRUELTY ON FACTORY FARMS - FURTHER PROTECTING CORPORATE FARMING http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/breaking-idaho-governor-signs-ag-gag-law-making-it-illegal-to-expose-animal-cruelty/7658/

 

Mother Jones July/August Issue

- ▶ GAGGED BY BIG AG http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/ag-gag-laws-mowmar-farms

 

CNN, June 26, 2014

- ▶ AG-GAG LAWS: EXPOSING ANIMAL CRUELTY IS "NOT" A CRIME http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/26/opinion/potter-ag-gag-laws-animals/index.html


THE RAW TRUTH OF FACTORY FARMING http://www.raw.info/


                                  VIDEO CLIP FROM FOOD, INC:

                          INDUSTRIAL CHICKEN FARMERS

             http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enwU5jIXSlU


                                             INVESTIGATION

                                     The Guardian, July 23, 2014
REVEALED:  THE DIRTY SECRET OF THE UK'S (AND USA) POULTRY INDUSTRY http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/23/-sp-revealed-dirty-secret-uk-poultry-industry-chicken-campylobacter#comments


Alternet, September 18, 2013
- ▶ HOW CHICKEN IS KILLING THE PLANET - Processed chicken is already bad for the environment, workers and consumers -- and it's about to get a lot worse .http://www.alternet.org/how-chicken-killing-planet?akid=10951.237541.xhkbuI&rd=1&src=newsletter898439&t=9


                             CHINESE ENTERS US FOOD MARKET

       CHICKENS BOUND FOR USA -- UNLABELLED, UNREGULATED

                                            http://sco.lt/7MuubR

 

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                                                 FOOD SAFETY

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 - ▶ FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY (What Are You Eating?) http://sco.lt/5u5Gyn

                                                       VIDEO
                                      Food and Water Watch
                IS FACTORY FARM CHICKEN SAFE TO EAT? (1:48)

      Tell the USDA not to allow the privatization of poultry inspections.

http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/food/foodsafety/meat-inspection/factory-farm-chicken/


                                         Center for Food Safety
                                      ABOUT FACTORY FARMS

        http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/search/factory-farms


 Common Dreams, December 19, 2013
- ▶ IS YOUR CHICKEN DINNER MAKING YOU SICK? Two new reports highlight public health risks. For its report "The High Cost of Cheap Chicken," Consumer Reports tested over 300 raw chicken breasts, including some labeled as organic and antibiotic free, at national retailers. The study found that nearly all (97 percent) had potentially harmful bacteria, and roughly half (49.7 percent) the chicken sampled contained at least one multidrug-­resistant bacterium... http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/12/19-3

 

 June 6, 2013 Huffington Post Green
- ▶ USDA INSPECTOR GENERAL: FOOD SAFETY AND HUMANE SLAUGHTER LAWS IGNORED WITH IMPUNITY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-friedrich/usda-inspector-general-fo_b_3333853.html


Guardian, July 23, 2014
- ▶ REPORT: THE POULTRY AND FOOD POISONING SCANDAL:  HOW INDUSTRIAL CHICKEN SPREADS CAMPYLOBACTER AND WHY WE NEED TO REVISIT LARGE FACTORY FARM "PRODUCTION" OF OUR FOOD ANIMALS http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jul/23/-sp-food-poisoning-scandal-how-chicken-spreads-campylobacter

 

 New York Times, February 20, 2015
- ABSOLUTELY NEEDED: OBAMA PROPOSES SINGLE AGENCY FOR FOOD SAFETY AND REGULATION http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/21/us/obama-proposes-single-overseer-for-food-safety.html


Food and Water Watch
- WHO'S INSPECTING OUR CHICKEN NOW?
Weigh In: Tell the USDA to Revoke the Filthy Chicken Rule!
http://act.foodandwaterwatch.org/site/MessageViewer?dlv_id=46901&em_id=39442.0

 

EcoWatch, July 31, 2014

- ▶ USDA TO REPLACE  FACTORY FARM POULTRY INSPECTIONS WITH "SELF-POLICING" BY THE COMPANIES THEMSELVES http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/31/usda-final-rule-privatize-poultry-inspection/

 

The Guardian, July 28, 2014
- ▶ OBAMA IS LETTING THE POULTRY INDUSTRY RUN WILD. YOUR CHICKEN IS ABOUT TO GET MORE FULL OF FECES: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/28/chicken-regulations-obama-poultry-industry


September 4, 2013 Reuters
- ▶ USDA CRITICIZED FOR WORK ON POULTRY PLANT FOOD SAFETY PROJECT http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/04/us-usa-usda-poultry-report-idUSBRE98314420130904


Food Safety News, February 26, 2014

- ▶  POULTRY PROCESSING LINE SPEEDS:  HOW FAST IS TOO FAST? http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2014/02/poultry-processing-line-speeds-how-fast-is-too-fast/#.Uw5lJF5kJK4


Washington Post, October 31, 2013

- ▶ WHY A CHICKEN ISN'T AN ANIMAL: USDA PLANS TO SUPER SPEED UP POULTRY-PROCESSING LINES INCREASING RISK OF BIRD ABUSE. Nearly 1 million chickens and turkeys are unintentionally boiled alive each year in U.S. slaughterhouses, often because fast-moving lines fail to kill the birds before they are dropped into scalding water, Agriculture Department records show. http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/usda-plan-to-speed-up-poultry-processing-lines-could-increase-risk-of-bird-abuse/2013/10/29/aeeffe1e-3b2e-11e3-b6a9-da62c264f40e_story.html


Mother Jones, December 05, 2013

- ▶ THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S MEATY GIFT TO BIG CHICKEN http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/12/usda-big-chicken-kill-lines


April 24, 2013 Mother Jones Tom Philpott
- ▶ OBAMA ADMIN. ON VERGE OF DRAMATICALLY SCALING BACK OVERSIGHT OF U.S. LARGEST CHICKEN & TURKEY SLAUGHTERHOUSES http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/04/usda-inspectors-poultry-kill-lines-chicken

 

PBS Newshour, October 26, 2014

- MORE THAN 31,000 POUNDS OF U.S. CHICKEN PRODUCTS RECALLED. HOW MANY WASTED SLAUGHTERED CHICKENS IS THAT?   http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/chicken-recall/

 

 Reuters, July 09, 2014
- ▶ FOSTER FARMS BATTLES INSURERS OVER DEFINITION OF "RECALL" Foster Farms is one of the largest chicken producers in the United States http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/09/us-usa-fosterfarms-lawsuit-idUSKBN0FE28S20140709

 

August 9, 2013 Mother Jones
- ▶ DO CHICKEN PLANT CHEMICALS MASK SALMONELLA? http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/08/your-chicken-swims-chemical-cocktail


France24, May 05, 2014
IS U.S. CHLORINATED CHICKEN AND GMO FOOD HEADED TO THE EU? THE CONTROVERSIAL EU-US TRADE AGREEMENT #TAFTA .Chicken washed in chlorine, meat treated with artificial beef hormones and a host of genetically modified crops – all of these could be making their way into European supermarkets under a free trade agreement being negotiated between the US and EU.. http://www.france24.com/en/20140514-usa-chlorinated-chicken-gm-food-heading-eu-trade-deal-tafta-ttip-france


HuffingtonPost Green, July 14, 2014
GERMANY SAYS NEIN DANKE TO U.S. 'CHLORINE CHICKEN'

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/14/chlorine-chicken-chlorhuehnchen_n_5583419.html?utm_hp_ref=green


Guardian, July 25,  2014
 - BRITAINS' INCREASING TASTE FOR WHITE MEAT IS A DISASTER FOR ANIMALS AND FOR US. As much as 92% of all chicken is contaminated with faecal matter, while intensive livestock production crams 30,000 birds living in their own excrement into a single shed  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/25/britain-white-meat-disaster-animals-chicken-contaminated


May 15, 2013 Nation Of Change

- ▶ FACTORY FARMED CHICKEN FOUND TO CONTAIN CONCERNING LEVELS OF ARSENIC DUE TO ANTIBIOTICS http://www.nationofchange.org/conventional-chicken-found-contain-concerning-levels-arsenic-due-antibiotics-1368632553

 

April 25, 2013 - Washington Post
- ▶ AT CHICKEN PLANTS, CHEMICALS BLAMED FOR HEALTH AILMENT ARE POISED TO PROLIFERATE http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/at-chicken-plants-chemicals-blamed-for-health-ailments-are-poised-to-proliferate/2013/04/25/d2a65ec8-97b1-11e2-97cd-3d8c1afe4f0f_story.html

WSBTV, April 24, 2014

- ▶ CHICKEN PLANT WORKERS SAY CHEMICALS SPRAYED ON CARCASSES ARE MAKING THEM SICK http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/chicken-plant-workers-say-chemicals-sprayed-carcas/nfg73/

March 21, 2013 - MyFDL

- ▶ HOW THE POULTRY INDUSTRY IS GRINDING UP WORKERS' HEALTH AND RIGHTS http://my.firedoglake.com/meeshellchen/2013/03/21/how-the-poultry-industry-is-grinding-up-workers-health-and-rights/

 April 30, 2013 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
- ▶ WORK IN A POULTRY PLANT?  THE GOOD NEWS IS YOU STILL HAVE A JOB, THE BAD NEWS IS IT MAY BE KILLING YOU http://www.iatp.org/blog/201304/work-in-a-poultry-plant-the-good-news-is-you-still-have-a-job-the-bad-news-is-it-may-be-

 

  - ▶ GUT BOMB: THAT TURKEY BURGER COULD KILL YOU, AND HERE'S WHY http://grist.org/food/gut-bomb-that-turkey-burger-could-kill-you-and-heres-why/


                                      RE-ENGINEERING OUR FOOD

                                        The Guardian, May 19, 2014
- WANTED:  A BREED OF CHICKEN THAT CAN SURVIVE CRIPPLING HEATWAVES IN CONFINED CAFOs: TO MAINTAIN MEGA FACTORY FARM PROFITS http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/may/25/chicken-to-beat-killer-heatwaves

 

                 BIO RE-ENGINEERING ANIMALS IN LUST FOR PROFITS

                        ... and into our environment, food and bodies

                               No Regulation, No Oversight, No labels...

                                           http://sco.lt/6n7JtB


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                                               AND YOUR EGGS

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Mother Jones, January 145, 2014
-▶  WAIT, WE INJECT ANTIBIOTICS INTO EGGS FOR ORGANIC CHICKEN??? http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/01/organic-chicken-and-egg-antibiotics-edition

 

NPR, December 23, 2014
- FARM FRESH? NATURAL? EGGS NOT ALWAYS WHAT THEY'RE CRACKED UP TO BE http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/12/23/370377902/farm-fresh-natural-eggs-not-always-what-they-re-cracked-up-to-be

                                               WATCH

▶  ***** EXTREME CRUELTY EXPOSED AT MAJOR EGG FACTORY http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=embnwQ7ohTc

   **** CHEAP EGGS Egg Farm Admits to 10 Counts of Animal Cruelty

http://www.mercyforanimals.org/maine-eggs/ 


Guardian, November 13, 2013

- ▶ ARE FREE-RANGE HENS HAPPIER IN CAGES? JUST LOOK AT THE HENS http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/13/free-range-hens-happier-cages


July 25, 2013 NPR
- ▶ The FDA /USDA PLAY GAMES WITH "FREE RANGE ORGANIC EGG" LABELING  http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/07/24/205230655/the-fda-doesnt-want-chickens-to-explore-the-great-outdoors

 

 Care2, February 07, 2014

-▶  WHY IS MISSOURI UPSET ABOUT GOOD NEWS FOR EGG-LAYING HENS IN CALIFORNIA http://www.care2.com/causes/why-is-missouri-upset-about-good-news-for-egg-laying-hens-in-california.html

 

Nation of Change, September 21, 2013

- ▶ CORPORATIONS/LOBBYISTS RULE: GOODBYE ORGANIC EGGS
PROPOSED FDA FOOD SAFETY RULES SUPPORT FACTORY FARM CONCENTRATION CAMPS AND THREATEN TRUE FAMILY FARMING - : http://www.nationofchange.org/proposed-fda-food-safety-rules-support-factory-farming-threaten-family-farms-1379774141

 

July 23, 2013 Cornucopia Institute
- ▶ FDA/USDA COLLUDE TO ELIMINATE TRUE ORGANIC EGG PRODUCTION, FAVORING INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMS http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/07/fdausda-collude-to-eliminate-true-organic-egg-production/

 

August 27, 2013 DW-Eco

- ▶ IT'S GLOBAL AND ENDEMIC: THE HIDDEN FACTS OF GERMAN EGG PRODUCTION  http://www.dw.de/the-hidden-facts-of-egg-production/a-17030868


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                     MORE ON INDUSTRIAL FARMED FOOD

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- ▶ CAUSING ANIMALS WE EAT TO SUFFER COARSENS US AND MAKES US LESS COMPASSIONATE http://www.care2.com/greenliving/farm-animals-are-friends-not-food.html

 

▶  WELL-TREATED ANIMALS ARE  VASTLY SUPERIOR NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OVER FACTORY FARMED ANIMALS http://ecowatch.org/2012/well-treated-animals/

 

Der Spiegel English, October 16, 2013
- ▶ ETHICAL FARMING:  GERMANY PONDERS THE SUPER CHICKEN http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/lohmann-dual-breed-of-super-chicken-could-cut-down-on-chick-culling-a-927902.html

 

                                             65 BILLION ANIMALS

                     RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS

                             DRUGS, GMO FEED AND 'AG-GAG' LAWS

                                               http://sco.lt/6GRczB

 

Alternet, December 19, 2013

- ▶ 6 CRIMES AGAINST NATURE PERPETRATED BY THE FOOD INDUSTRY : THE HORRORS OF FACTORY FARMING ARE MULTIFOLD http://www.alternet.org/food/6-crimes-against-nature-perpetrated-food-industry

 

- ▶ EATING WITH OUR EYES CLOSED - LEGALIZING CORPORATE FARMING ANIMAL ABUSE AND PRACTICES http://sco.lt/8IZrqD

 

EcoWatch, November 26, 2013
- ▶ HOW TO AVOID FACTORY FARMED FOODS http://ecowatch.com/2013/11/26/avoid-factory-farmed-foods/?utm_source=feedly

 

                                            FARM TO FRIDGE

THE TRUTH BEHIND MEAT PRODUCTION : IT'S TIME TO STOP PRETENDING AND WAKE-UP TO INDUSTRIAL ANIMAL FARMING  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/994530827/farm-to-fridge-the-truth-behind-meat-production-it-s-time-to-stop-pretending-and-wake-up-to-industrial-farming-now


                                                      VIDEO

DOWN PRODUCTION:  BIRDS HORRENDOUSLY ABUSED FOR THEIR FEATHERS  http://www.peta.org/features/down-investigation/

 

                                                        VIDEO
                                             DUCKS DESPAIR:
UNDERCOVER FOOTAGE:  HOW DUCKLINGS ARE TREATED IN ONE OF AMERICA'S BIGGEST FACTORY FARMS  https://www.thedodo.com/duck-factory-farm-expose-780539441.html

 

- ▶ TURKEY TROUBLE: GENETICS GONE TOO FAR? http://science.kqed.org/quest/2012/11/19/turkey-trouble-genetics-gone-too-far/

 

 - ▶ SO YOU WANT TO EAT FOIE GRAS? Ducks Cruelly Force-Fed for Enlarged Livers - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW2uiw-p_js

                                                       VIDEO

                                              DailyMail Online
THE BARBARIC COST OF YOUR WINTER COAT AND COMFORTER AND FOIE GRAS Down Feathers ripped from bird's backs and gaping wounds sewn up with no pain relief http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2240096/Feathers-ripped-birds-backs-gaping-wounds-sewn-pain-relief-The-barbaric-cost-winter-coat.html

 

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New York Times, February 17, 2015
- AFRICA CAN GROW THEIR OWN CHICKENS: THE STRONG ARM AT HEART OF U.S.-SOUTH TRADE DISPUTE, A SERIOUS GAME OF INTERNATIONAL CHICKEN http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/18/us/at-heart-of-us-south-african-trade-dispute-a-serious-game-of-chicken.html?_r=0


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                                                 MASSIVE

         HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CONSEQUENCES

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Grist, January 4, 2014
▶  POULTRY MATTER:  WHAT DO DO WITH ALL THE CHICKEN SHIT?
Report from the Pew Charitable Trusts on the chicken industry. Nitrogen and phosphorous runoff from agricultural activity is a major source of water pollution in many parts of the country. In the Chesapeake Bay watershed, half of the phosphorous and 40 percent of the excess nitrogen result from agricultural runoff, leading to algae blooms and destructive conditions for the bay’s legendary fish, oysters, and crabs... http://grist.org/food/poultry-matter-what-to-do-with-all-that-chicken-shit/

                                              ORIGINAL REPORT

Pew Environmental Trust, December 20, 2013
▶  THE BUSINESS OF BROILERS: HIDDEN COSTS OF PUTTING A CHICKEN ON EVERY GRILL http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/reports/the-business-of-broilers-hidden-costs-of-putting-a-chicken-on-every-grill-85899528152


                                                     WATCH: 

                                          A RIVER OF WASTE

This documentary looks at the potential hazards caused by factory farms in the United States, particularly by waste disposal. Beginning with a history of the American food system, River of Waste shows its evolution to large-scale corporate farms where pollution and use of growth hormones threaten both individual health and the future of our planet http://sco.lt/5WwPVx

 

 EcoWatch, December 07, 2012

  GROUPS FILE MOTION TO STOP FACTORY FARMS FROM USING WATERWAYS AS DUMPING GROUNDS  http://ecowatch.org/2012/stop-factory-farms/


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                           FACTORY FARM PIG GESTATION CRATES

                                                          IMAGES

                                                 http://ow.ly/lPLtf

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Mother Jones July/August Issue
- ▶ YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT PORK PRODUCERS DO TO PREGNANT PIGS?  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/pregnant-sows-gestation-crates-abuse

 

CARE2, November 22, 2013
- ▶ GUESS WHICH COMPANY WON'T DROP PORK SUPPLIER AFTER HORRIFIC VIDEO EXPOSES ABUSE? http://www.care2.com/causes/guess-which-company-wont-drop-pork-supplier-after-horrific-video-exposes-abuse.html

 

 June 6, 2013 Global Possibilities
- ▶ 6 HORRIFYING THINGS ABOUT PORK EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW http://www.globalpossibilities.org/6-horrifying-things-about-pork-everyone-should-know/

 

pdjmoo's insight:

                              AND IT HAPPENS WITH SEAFOOD TOO


                         TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER.  SHOULD WE?

                                           WILD vs FARMED FISH

                                        The Terrible Price We Pay

                                            http://sco.lt/6jhIJd


                                           **** WATCH ****

                                               Lovely Video

                                          MAKE IT POSSIBLE

                    IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT FACTORY FARMING

                                            http://ow.ly/k2pnE


- ▶ MORE ON AG GAG LAWS AND FACTORY FARMS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=AG+GAG+LAWS#post_1716244040

more...
Trevor Boyne's curator insight, September 24, 2013 6:32 PM

This article talked about many different things, one of the things it talked about was the new gag law. This law states that it is illegal to video tape animal farms without permission. It has been implemented in 5 states already. It also talked about the health of the animals. In the small cramped spaces the animals develop diseases, when they take antibiotics we also recieve these antibiotics. AS we keep consuming these drugs our body becomes immune so when its time for us to really need an antibiotic it might not work.

Zack Dafoe's curator insight, September 25, 2013 9:31 AM

Farmers are trying to do more to ensure animal safety in farms. Being honest about animal health is a big concern. If an animal has something wrong, the selling of the animal should contain all of the info about the animal. Honesty in the purchasing of animals is very critical. Many farms for breeding are grounds for disease. More antibiotics are being used to ensure animal safety. These animals are being consumed by humans so they are consuming the antibiotics as well so their bodies are becoming less immune to the antibiotic. Scientists suggest that antibiotic use should be limited on farms to ensure more human safety on farms.

Olivia Haltom's curator insight, December 18, 2013 9:11 AM

i think that if they didnt have anything to hide, then people would know more about what is going on.

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                                             INVESTIGATION
                                  Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/11/bruce_wrobel_cameroon_palm_oil_herakles_greenpeace_logging


Pambazuka,March 16, 2014
HEDGE FUNDS AND CORPORATE RAIDERS IN AFRICA:  SPACE INVADERS OF THE THIRD KIND. The new wave of ‘looting’ of land and other natural resources will likely continue on a scale hitherto unknown. Whatever the supposed benefits of this trend, urgent attention ought to be turned to the thousands of people in Africa and other emerging nations who will become landless in the countries of their birth.

http://www.pambazuka.net/en/category/features/94233


Mint Press News, December 23, 2014
▶ ATTACK OF THE LAND-GRABBERS:  THE RACE FOR LAND IN AFRICA http://www.mintpressnews.com/MyMPN/attack-land-grabbers-race-land-africa/


farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014

CAN 'LAND GRABS' BY FOREIGN INVESTORS IN AFRICA FEED THE HUNGRY?  http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23794


Common Dreams, February 06, 2015
 ▶ THE RE-COLONIZATION OF AFRICA http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/02/06/re-colonization-africa


Farmlandgrab, January 03, 2015
▶  BARBARIANS AT THE FARM GATE  http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/24381


 Washington Post, August 05, 2014
 ▶  VULTURE CAPITALISTS CIRCLING? HOW OTHER COUNTRIES ARE SCRAMBLING FOR AFRICA ALONGSIDE THE U.S. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/08/05/how-other-countries-are-scrambling-for-africa-alongside-the-u-s/?wpisrc=nl-wv&wpmm=1


May 25, 2012 - PR Watch

HOW THE U.S. SOLD AFRICA TO MULTINATIONALS LIKE MONSANTO, CARGILL, DUPONT, PEPSICO AND OTHERS http://www.prwatch.org/news/2012/05/11530/how-us-sold-africa-multinationals-monsanto-cargill-dupont-pepsico-and-others


MintPress News, April 01, 2015
-▶  GEORGE SOROS LOOKS TO CO-OWN UKRAINE AND AFRICA.The Hungarian-born economic hitman may be more interested in helping his, and other investor’s, pockets, rather than the people of Ukraine.  http://www.mintpressnews.com/george-soros-looks-to-co-own-ukraine/203866/


The Ecologist, March 21, 2014
  -▶ UKRAINE:  THE CORPORATE ANNEXATION: MEGA PROFITS FOR MULTI-NATIONAL AGRI-BUSINESS AND ENERGY EXPLOITATION http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2328765/ukraine_the_corporate_annexation.html


            THE 21st CENTURY CORPORATE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA
                                  World Development Movement
-▶ STOP THE CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF AFRICA'S FOOD. Under the guise of tackling hunger, initiatives like the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, will help corporations take control over Africa’s land, seeds and markets - at the expense of small farmers. Join our campaign to oppose this twenty-first century corporate scramble for Africa. - See more at: http://www.wdm.org.uk/food#sthash.dgDwkdF0.dpuf http://www.wdm.org.uk/food

THE NEW SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA. - INFOGRAPH

In the nineteenth century scramble for Africa, European colonial powers took control of the continent’s land, resources and people. Today’s multinational corporations, aided by governments, are taking control over Africa’s food system. http://www.wdm.org.uk/new-scramble-africa-food-monsanto-syngenta-yara/


                                                       WATCH
                                            "BIG MEN" (1:23:00)
Big Men provides an unprecedented inside look at the global deal making and dark underside of energy development in Ghana, Nigeria, Africa — a contest for money and power that is reshaping the world.
                             http://www.pbs.org/pov/bigmen/full.php


AFRICA AN EL DORADO FOR SOUTH AFRICA'S AGRIBUSINESS GIANTS http://www.acbio.org.za/index.php/publications/seedfood-sovereignty/465-africa-an-el-dorado-for-south-africas-agribusiness-giants


Sustainable Pulse, February 25, 2015
US GOVERNMENT, MONSANTO AND GATES FOUNDATION PUSH GMOs ON UNWILLING AFRICA http://sustainablepulse.com/2015/02/23/us-agencies-monsanto-gates-foundation-work-together-force-gmos-africa/#.VPjmUWZQW6B


Friends of the earth international, February 23, 2015
U.S. FORCE FEEDS GM CROPS TO AFRICAN NATIONS, SAYS NEW REPORT http://www.foei.org/press/archive-by-subject/food-sovereignty-press/us-force-feeds-gm-crops-african-nations-says-new-report/


                                                  -- WATCH --

                                   Documentary: Farmland Grab
                                           "PLANET FOR SALE"

                    BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

                         http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542


The Ecologist, February 12, 2015
LAND AND SEED LAWS UNDER ATTACK AS AFRICA IS GROOMED FOR CORPORATE RECOLONIZATION. A battle is raging for control of resources in Africa - land, water, seeds, minerals, ores, forests, oil, renewable energy sources...  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2752051/land_and_seed_laws_under_attack_as_africa_is_groomed_for_corporate_recolonization.html


AFRICA - SOLD

OBAMA PUTS G8, BIG 6 BIOTECH CHEMICAL GMO GIANTS IN CHARGE OF "ENDING HUNGER" IN AFRICA

                                                http://sco.lt/7ENN8D


 -▶  THE CORPORATE 'PHILANTHROCAPITALISTS' TAKEOVER OF AFRICAN AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY  http://sco.lt/6CHP3R


                                                    WATCH (56:27)
                            STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                   HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?

                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU


▶ Pambazuka, August 13, 2014
US-AFRICAN LEADERS' SUMMIT - NOTHING MORE THAN THE CONTINUED EXPLOITATION OF AFRICA FOR EXTERNAL BENEFICIARIES http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/comment/92814


farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014

CAN 'LAND GRABS' BY FOREIGN INVESTORS IN AFRICA FEED THE HUNGRY?  http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23794


                              SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

                                 http://pambazuka.org/en/issue/688


Pambazuka -Voices for Freedom and Justice in Africa

HOW COMPANIES FRAME ISSUES OF FOOD AND GLOBAL HUNGER FOR THEIR OWN SELF-INTEREST AND BOTTOMLINE PROFITS

There is a new, but deceptive, foreign drive to end hunger in Africa through large-scale agribusiness. Yet helping poor households in rural Africa feed themselves in an affordable manner means introducing low-cost, sustainable enhancements to farming.

History is riddled with examples of the poor dying of hunger when food was plentiful. Classic amongst these is the famine which wracked the West African Sahel during the early 1970s. While people were dying of hunger in Senegal, Mali and Niger, peanuts — a key sauce ingredient and source of protein across the region — were being exported to Europe....

...The rise of philanthrocapitalism in the US, where former and current business leaders, through the strength of their foundations, have increasingly come to influence the shape and direction of US international development programmes. Central to the philanthrocapitalist worldview is a belief that private enterprise is the fundamental agent of progressive change and that business acumen trumps other forms of expertise... http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/85291


Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa, July 19, 2014
 ▶  TOWARDS FOOD SOVEREIGNTY TO FEED AFRICA:  NURTURE THE ENVIRONMENT AND PUT FARMER AT THE CENTER http://afsafrica.org/towards-food-sovereignty-to-feed-africa-nurture-the-environment-and-put-farmers-at-the-center/


farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014
LAND GRABS AND RESPONSIBLE AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT IN AFRICA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23794

 

GRAIN, October 23, 2014
▶ HARVEST OF HARDSHIP:  YALA SWAMP LAND GRAB DESTROYS KENYAN FARMERS' LIVELIHOOD. Dominion Farms arrived in Kenya's Yala Swamp basin in 2004 with big promises. The company claimed it would turn a defunct state demonstration farm into a modern rice plantation, provide locals with good jobs, and build hospitals and schools. The American owner of the company, Calvin Burgess, presented himself as a 'man of God', on a mission to bring US-style progress to Africa. The locals, sold on this grand vision, decided – with some hesitation and dissent – to allow Dominion to farm on 3,700 ha of their lands... http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5061-harvest-of-hardship-yala-swamp-land-grab-destroys-kenyan-farmers-livelihoods


                                              LAND GRABS

HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/5YJpKb



CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE IS CORPORATE GREEN-WASHING - AGRA  http://sco.lt/8Ry4Wn


HuffPost Politics, November 28, 2014
 ▶  OBAMA'S PLAN TO 'POWER AFRICA' GETS OFF TO A DIM START. As with many African aid projects, rights groups have criticized Power Africa as mostly being a vehicle to subsidize U.S. companies. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/28/obama-africa-aid_n_6234774.html


                                           GHANA AND GMOs

Genetic engineering is about private corporate control of the food system.

                                   Pambazuka, February 19, 2015

▶ THE RABID TACTICS OF THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY TO GAIN CONTROL OF GHANA'S FOOD SYSTEM Whose interests does Prof. Alhassan represent? Prof. Alhassan was been quoted as dismissing anti-GMO groups because, according to him, they allegedly do not have any scientific proof or knowledge to offer when it comes GMO technology. But he is wrong. Ghanaian farmers need to abhor and reject scientists laden with conflicts of interest. Monsanto and Syngenta are particularly greedy to get their hands on Ghana’s agriculture and control the seed market here.Professor Alhassan is attempting to control the information farmers and the public see and hear just like the industry he represents....

“Today, large numbers of scientists are in the employ of Big Pharma, Big Ag, and all kinds of corporations with anti-environmental and anti-social justice agendas.”(2)... Professor Alhassan is a key employee of Big Ag, and has been for his entire career....

http://www.pambazuka.net/en/category/comment/94029


GMWatch, August 15, 2014
BRITISH THINK TANK TELLS AFRICANS TO GROW AND EAT GMOS
http://www.gmwatch.org/index.php/news/archive/2014/15591-british-think-tank-tells-africans-to-grow-and-eat-gmos


 Pambazuka, July 24. 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:  WHICH WAY AFRICA?
African governments are under intense pressure from within but also from big agribusiness and Western governments to embrace GMOs. Governments must resist all forms of arm-twisting and food colonialism and make their biotechnology choices based on the facts http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/92594


Mongabay, August 20, 2014
LOOMING MINING 'TSUNAMI' SET TO TAKE AFRICA BY STORM. A new report published by a team of scientists from James Cook University in Cairns, Australia, documents a surging tide of foreign interest in mining in Africa and cautions that the sector’s unchecked development and expansion could devastate the environment. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0820-gfrn-john-cannon-africa-mining-tsunami.html?n3ws1ttr


farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014
CORPORATE INFLUENCE THROUGH THE G8NA AND OBAMA'S NEW ALLIANCE FOR FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION IN AFRICAIn recent times, new partnerships models between governments, business and civil society are increasingly gaining attention. One prominent example is the "New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition" (G8NA), inaugurated at the G8 summit 2012 in the United States.

This working paper concludes that the approach and objectives of the G8NA are highly problematic. The initiative serves as an enforcing mechanism for corporate driven blueprints for agriculture and sidelines national plans and international standards. It is dominated and tailored towards the interests of big corporate actors and is based on a reductionist approach of agricultural “development”. And lastly, the G8NA is poorly institutionalized and disregards fundamental principles of transparency participation and accountability. http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23793


                                          INDEPTH REPORT

GRAIN, September 16, 2014
AFRICA'S AG GIANTS "GREEN" REVOLUTION
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AFRICA' BURGEONING CHEMICAL FERTILISER RUSH 

http://www.grain.org/bulletin_board/entries/5008-the-political-economy-of-africa-s-burgeoning-chemical-fertiliser-rush


                                                     WATCH 

                                  "LAND RUSH - WHY POVERTY?: 

THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD

                                          http://sco.lt/5z3gzB



Ecocentric, March 17,2015
THE DANGER OF MONOCROPS: LESSONS FROM THE IRISH POTATO FAMINE http://www.gracelinks.org/blog/1150/the-danger-of-monocrops-lessons-from-the-irish-potato-famin


Truthout, December 04, 2014
▶ SEEDS OF THE FUTURE DIMINISHING AS MONO INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE DOMINATES THE WORLD. A third of the world's land area is dedicated to agriculture. Farmers' fields and pastures comprise (after the oceans) the second largest ecosystem on the planet. This vast tract has been largely transformed into sterile monoculture deserts in which all other organisms are suppressed with agrochemicals, and only the cash crop is allowed to thrive. Whether it is soy in the Brazilian Amazon, wheat on the Ukrainian steppes or corn in Iowa, a single high-yield variety typically dominates the landscape for as far as the eye can seehttp://truth-out.org/news/item/27760-seeds-of-the-future


Inter Press Service, August 04, 2014
THE 'GLOBAL' LAND RUSH. The first years of the twenty-first century will be remembered for a global land rush of nearly unprecedented scale.Today, enthusiasm for agriculture borders on speculative mania. When the price of food spiked in 2008, pushing the number of hungry people in the world to over one billion, it spiked the interest of investors as well, and within a year foreign land deals in the developing world rose by a staggering 200 percent. http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/08/the-global-land-rush/

 


GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/9Gdbxh


                                   FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:

   MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                                http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ


                                              BAN GMOs NOW

                 A Special Report, Institute of Science In Society

                                           http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz



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SHOULD WE "WESTERNIZE" AFRICA FOR OUR OWN GAINS?

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The Washington Post, August 05, 2014
 ▶ AFRICA AGRICULTURAL INITIATIVE GETS $7 BILLION "BOOST" FROM MEGA MULTI- NATIONAL CORPORATIONS - BUT IS THIS THE BEST FOR AFRICA?  http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/africa-agricultural-initiative-gets-7-billion-boost-from-private-companies/2014/08/04/276214d2-1be3-11e4-ae54-0cfe1f974f8a_story.html


 EuroActive, July 10, 2014

 ▶ A PRIVATE AFFAIR:  REPORT SHOWS HOW DEVELOPMENT FINANCE INSTITUTIONS BENEFIT THE RICH IN WESTERN COUNTRIES The European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad) launched today the study A Private Affair in which it shows how the world’s biggest multilateral lenders are using billions of euros of loans in developing countries to finance Western-based companies while excluding governments and citizens of countries they are meant to assist from decision-making.

The analysis, which looks among others at loans by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank’s lending arm, analyses the consequences of the gradual shift from aid to private finance at the core of global and national development initiatives.http://bankwatch.blogactiv.eu/2014/07/10/a-private-affair-report-shows-how-development-finance-institutions-benefit-the-rich-in-western-countries/


▶  OBAMA SUGGESTS U.S. IS BETTER PARTNER THAN CHINA TO AFRICAN LEADERS AT SUMMIT http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/05/obama-africa-leaders-us-china-investment-summit

 

The Washington Post, August 06, 2014
 ▶  JUMPING SHIP: U.S. POLICYMAKERS BRACE FOR RASH OF CORPORATE EXPATRIATIONS:  DESERTING AMERICA FOR GREENER TAX PASTURES, LESS REGULATION   http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/us-policymakers-gird-for-rash-of-corporate-expatriations/2014/08/05/4898ca5e-18d9-11e4-9349-84d4a85be981_story.html?wpisrc=nl_most


                                          INDEPTH REPORT

GRAIN, September 16, 2014
AFRICA'S AG GIANTS "GREEN" REVOLUTION
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AFRICA' BURGEONING CHEMICAL FERTILISER RUSH 

http://www.grain.org/bulletin_board/entries/5008-the-political-economy-of-africa-s-burgeoning-chemical-fertiliser-rush


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                                            THE HUNGER GAMES

HOW UK AND USA GOVERNMENTS SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY http://sco.lt/6UGd17


-▶ FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD:  CHALLENGING CORPORATE RULE  http://sco.lt/7Dg37p



WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN & FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8mcmbR


BANKS AND LAND GRABS.  IS YOUR BANK INVOLVED IN LAND GRABBING? https://www.oxfam.org.au/banks-and-land-grabs/


Guardian, May 28, 2014
  ▶ CORPORATE STRANGLEHOLD OF FARMLAND A RISK TO WORLD FOOD SECURITY, STUDY SAYS. Small farmers are being squeezed out as mega-farms and plantations gobble up their land http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/28/farmland-food-security-small-farmers


 Action Aid Report, May 23, 2014
  ▶ GLOBAL POLICIES ENCOURAGE LAND GRABBING AND WORSEN HUNGER AND POVERTY. “Allowing land to become vehicles for wealthy corporations and individuals to become richer while pushing vulnerable rural people into poverty and hunger is unjust, unwise and unethical,” it said in the report.  http://www.trust.org/item/20140523061928-bn12w/



WORLD BANK AND UN CARBON OFFSET SCHEME 'COMPLICIT' IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS  http://sco.lt/5IxW2j

 

LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/5kSOFl


 ▶ BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY? THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD http://sco.lt/5z3gzB


 



OBESITY QUADRUPLE TO NEARLY ONE BILLION IN DEVELOPING WORLD AS WESTERN DIETS/LIFESTYLE ENCROACHES http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25576400

 

BIG FOOD:

WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://sco.lt/4zR9LV


A VIP READ: THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/8YbdY1




THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS AND RUNOFF

http://sco.lt/5ZDrZh


OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3


  

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                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


 

                                                     VIDEO:

FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING A CULTURE OF DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/4l725B


MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3


 

AFRICA: PALM OIL DEVELOPERS THREATEN AFRICA'S RAINFORESTS http://sco.lt/6WKXFB


                                           ONE SHORT VIDEO

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORPORATE PALM OIL -- IN ONE SHORT VIDEO -- DEFORESTATION, ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/6ni33R


 ▶ MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA http://sco.lt/7DsLLd

 

 

                                   THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

    DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                http://sco.lt/696Tlx

 

                   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                            OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                   http://sco.lt/8fNIET


-▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/72Hsf3

 

 

                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/



                                       A REALLY GOOD RESOURCE:
AgriCultures Network (@agriculturesnet) | Twitter  http://ow.ly/JscXx

                              http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/


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▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

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CBC News, January 08, 2015
▶ SEA LICE PESTICIDES USED IN SALMON FARMING INDUSTRY MAY BE HAZARDOUS  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/sea-lice-pesticides-used-in-salmon-industry-may-be-hazardous-1.2894258


Earth Justice

SALMON MUST BE PROTECTED FROM PESTICIDES http://earthjustice.org/features/salmon-must-be-protected-from-pesticides


 January 22, 2013 Global Possibilities

  ▶ ARE GENETICALLY ENGINEERED AND FARMED SALMON SAFE?

There are massively disturbing ethical, environmental, and health concerns that make the introduction of Frankenfish highly controversial...

Frankenfish could be on your dinner plate by the end of the year.

On December 21, at the very end of the last business day before Christmas week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) quietly released its environmental assessment that found “no significant impact” from the controversial AquaBounty AquaAdvantage transgenic salmon.,,

What is the rationale behind genetically engineered salmon? Why have scientists spliced genes from an eel-like creature called the ocean pout into the genome of the Atlantic salmon? These genes crank out growth hormone year-round, resulting in a fish that grows faster, cutting the time to reach market weight almost in half. This could mean cost savings for fish farmers, leading to higher profits for the salmon farming industry and (they promise) lower prices for consumers.

But there are massively disturbing ethical, environmental, and health concerns that make the introduction of Frankenfish highly controversial... http://www.globalpossibilities.org/is-genetically-engineered-salmon-safe/


The Guardian, October 29, 2014
-▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED SALMON COMPANY, AQUABOUNTY, FINED BY PANAMA http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/oct/29/panama-regulators-could-slow-us-approval-of-gm-salmon


Grist, November 26, 2013
THROUGH THE BACK DOOR 

-▶ CANADA APPROVES EXPORT OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED SALMON EGGS - TO USA via PANAMA'S AQUABOUNTY
Canada will allow genetically modified salmon eggs to be produced and exported — but no way in hell will the eggs be allowed to hatch on Canadian soil. The eggs will be exported to Aquabounties hatcheries in Panama and then exported to the USA http://grist.org/news/canada-approves-export-of-genetically-modified-salmon-eggs/


April 27, 2013 Main Sun Journal
  -▶ AQUACULTURE OPERATOR TO PAY $490,000 AFTER ILLEGAL PESTICIDE USE KILLS LOBSTERS IN CANADA http://www.sunjournal.com/news/maine-business/2013/04/27/cooke-aquaculture-pay-490000-after-illegal-pestici/1354960

 

  -▶ SCOTTISH FISH FARMERS USE RECORD AMOUNTS OF PARASITE PESTICIDES DESTROYING MARINE ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/4i52I5

 

UNESCO, February 22, 2012
-▶ MARINE SCIENTIST ALARMED ABOUT INCREASING THREAT TO OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS. In the last 30 years, coastal resources such as mangroves, coral reefs and fishery resources have become depleted on a large scale. For example, more than 60 per cent of Asia’s mangroves have already been converted to aquaculture farms (ESCAP and ADB, 2000). The region is losing its resource bases to support people’s livelihoods and sustain future economic development.  http://www.unescobkk.org/news/article/marine-scientists-alarmed-about-increasing-threats-to-ocean-ecosystems/


May 29, 2013 Yale Environment 360
  -▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED SALMON CAN BREED WITH WILD FISH DECIMATING WILD SALMON POPULATION http://e360.yale.edu/digest/genetically_modified_salmon__can_breed_with_wild_fish_and_thrive__/3857/

 

May 29, 2013 BBC News -
  -▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED SALMON CAN BREED WITH WILD FISH AND PASS ON GENES http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22694239


                                                      WATCH
                                SALMON CONFIDENTIAL 1:09:14
                            2013 British Columbia Documentary
                              INDUSTRIAL SALMON FISH FARMS
                  DESTROYING NATURAL SALMON POPULATION
                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2AUHpuJzac



The Press Democrat, September 29, 2014
-▶ GOV. BROWN SIGNS BILL BANNING COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION OF GENETICALLY ALTERED SALMON IN CALIFORNIA http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/2901588-181/governor-signs-bill-banning-commercial


The True Food Network

-▶  OBAMA TO MOVE FORWARD ON GMO SALMON APPROVAL, REGARDLESS OF 400,000 SIGNATURES... http://truefoodnow.org/2012/12/21/obama-administration-snubs-risks-moves-forward-with-ge-salmon-approval/


                                             VIDEO REPORT

                         THE PROBLEM WITH FARMED SALMON:

                                 AQUAFARMING IN CANADA

                                           http://sco.lt/8zJ8oj



       ---------------------------NOTE FROM PDJMOO ---------------------=

-▶  YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT THIS GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON WAS PUSHED THROUGH AS A NEW "ANIMAL DRUG APPLICATION", NOT AS "CONSUMER FOOD"

-▶  GENETIC MODIFICATION STRAINS OLD FOOD AND DRUG LAWS - HOW A FISH BECOMES A DRUG AND CORN A PEST http://sco.lt/6vynBp



   ▶ THE ISSUES WITH GMO SALMON - CORPORATIONS GIVEN THE POWER TO CREATE AND PATENT LIFE - Ocean Robbins - Organic Connections http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/the-issues-with-gmo-salmon/#.UQS2nujZ03Y

 

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Dr. David Suzuki, April 29, 2014
SALMON FARMS vs. WILD SALMON: HAS ANYTHING CHANGED AFTER A DECADE OF CONTROVERSY? http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/29/salmon-farms-wild-salmon-controversy/

 

Nation of Change, April 13, 2014
  ▶ U.S. FDA CHIEF STILL DECIDING:  IS GMO SALMON SAFE? http://www.nationofchange.org/us-fda-chief-still-deciding-gmo-salmon-safe-1397398886

 

April 30 2013 Center for Food Safety
  -▶ NEARLY 2 MILLION PEOPLE TELL FDA NOT TO APPROVE GE GROWTH HORMONE SALMON http://www.genet-info.org/information-services/genetically-engineered-animals/ge-salmon.html

 

 -▶ FISHING INDUSTRY & 29 LAWMAKERS CONCERNS: GMO SALMON WITH GENE FROM EEL-LIKE OCEAN PLUT...SEAFOOD'S HIGHLY ALLERGENIC http://www.worldculturepictorial.com/blog/content/gmo-genetically-modified-salmon-health-environmental-dangerous-allergens

 

                                                         VIDEO:

                  TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER - AQUACULTURE

                                               http://sco.lt/6rDjaT

 

-▶ MAJOR US FOOD RETAILERS TO SHUN GENETICALLY MODIFIED, PATENTED, FACTORY FARMED, ENSLAVED SEAFOOD  http://sco.lt/4qgoDZ

 

April 26, 2013 On Earth Magazine
  -▶ GENE-SPLICED GMO SALMON, COMING SOON TO A PLATE NEAR YOU? http://www.onearth.org/articles/2013/04/the-fda-weighs-approval-of-genetically-modified-salmon

 

 -▶ UNLEASHING GENETICALLY SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE = NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT  - "FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT http://sco.lt/8ZDraz

 

May 29, 2013 Center for Food Safety

  -▶ KEEP GE SALMON OFF OUR TABLES:  - Target, Giant Eagle, Meijer and H-E-B have just agreed not to sell genetically engineered fish in their stores! These retail giants join over 55 other food retailers that made similar commitments earlier this year, including Trader Joe’s, Aldi, Whole Foods, Marsh and Hy-Vee.... http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=10107

 

20 March, 2013 - The Guardian Environment

  -▶ MAJOR US SUPERMARKETS TO BOYCOTT GM SALMON  - FIRST OF 30 OTHER GENETICALLY ALTERED SPECIES UNDER DEVELOPMENT. The GM salmon is the first in some 30 other species of genetically engineered fish under development, including tilapia. Researchers are also working to bring GM cows, chickens and pigs to market.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/20/major-us-supermarkets-boycott-gm-salmon

 

May 1, 2013 Nature
  -▶ TRANSGENIC SALMON NEARS APPROVAL IN USA http://www.nature.com/news/transgenic-salmon-nears-approval-1.12903

 

   -▶ WAS THE PUBLIC MISLED BY FDA ON GE SALMON REVIEW?

http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=10587

 

June 13, 2013 Phys Org

  -▶ RESEARCHERS DEVELOPING TECHNIQUES FOR TUNA AQUACULTURE http://phys.org/news/2013-06-techniques-tuna-aquaculture.html

 

 28 March, 2013 - Nation of Change
  -▶ BIO-DEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY: THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES http://www.nationofchange.org/biodemocracy-or-corporatocracy-food-fight-our-lives-1364483920



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    WHY WE NEED TO FARM FISH IN CONCENTRATED ENCLOSURES

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 Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) February 05, 2014
▶  FISH FARMS TO PRODUCE NEARLY TWO THIRDS OF GLOBAL FOOD FISH SUPPLY BY 2030 http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/213522/icode/

 

June 13, 2013 Sustainablog

  -▶ FARMED FISH PRODUCTION OVERTAKES BEEF http://sustainablog.org/2013/06/fish-farming-overtakes-beef/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-sustainablog+%28Sustainablog%29

 

                              WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM

OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING http://sco.lt/6bO2nR

 

                                                     VIDEO

                                    EMPTYING OUR OCEANS

              THE WORLD'S LARGEST FACTORY FISHING TRAWLER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCb2TT5GW7k

 

                                                     VIDEO:

                                             "SEA CHANGE

                  THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                         http://sco.lt/51LeCn


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                                       VIDEO REPORT RT News

 -▶ ' FRANKENFISH' HEADING TO YOUR DINNER PLATE AS OBAMA SIGNS 'MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao7ECASd5pc


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                                                           VIDEO:
                                       "RUNNING THE GAUNTLET"
                                Salmon, Dams, Energy and Ecocide
                                                 http://sco.lt/7rqGyv


 

 -▶ PATENTING LIFE - RE-ENGINEERING, PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF  -- IS BIOTECH OUT OF CONTROL http://sco.lt/4thM6j

 

                                                   WATCH

 A great explanation on the impact of genetically engineering our   environment and food - David Suzuki:

     WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GENETIC MODIFICATION

                                        http://sco.lt/7804v3

 

 

   -▶ WHERE DOES IT STOP? CHINESE SCIENTISTS PRESENTLY EXPERIMENT WITH MORE THAN 20 GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ANIMALS: - NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/health/genetically-engineered-salmon-176698781.html

 

  -▶ -----  NEW GM BABIES BORN A DECADE AGO http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/genetically-engineered-babies.php

  -▶ ------ GM COW BRINGS BIOTECH TO A NEW LEVEL OF CREEPY http://sco.lt/62KG6T

  -▶ ------ China Develops 300 Genetically Modified Dairy Cows for Human Breast Milk Production http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3601115491/science-gone-mad-china-develops-300-genetically-modified-dairy-cows-for-human-breast-milk-production

  -▶ ------  GMO PATENTS MAY OWN OUR FORESTS:  MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOYSTEMS http://sco.lt/5G9P0L

  -▶ ------  PATENT FOR A PIG:  SCIENTIST "IMPROVE' TRANSGENIC GMO "ENVIROPIGS" http://sco.lt/7hrnF3

  -▶ ------  FIRST GM CAMELS TO BE ENGINEERED FOR DRUG PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/5L5VVB

 

  -▶ ------  INTRODUCING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ANIMALS INTO OUR ENVIRONMENT AND BODIES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2241145898/introducing-genetically-engineered-animals-into-our-environment-and-bodiesl

 

 

 

  -▶ OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : Fast-tracking approvals, waiving regulations ... http://sco.lt/5uCx8b

 

  -▶ DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS? http://sco.lt/6jmb1l

 

  -▶ DID YOU KNOW? GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET http://sco.lt/7oVxQH

 

  -▶ BIOTECH AGRICHEMICAL INDUSTRY GETS IMMUNITY FROM US CONGRESS, OBAMA - RISES ABOVE COURTS http://sco.lt/8edR3Z




                                       MORE, BIGGER, FASTER

            What You Need To Know About Factory Farming Your Food

                                          http://sco.lt/8usxzV


 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health


▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

more...
Marian Locksley's curator insight, April 11, 2013 2:57 AM

Impact on Oceans and Wild Salmon !

 

AquaBounty, the company behind the first Frankenfish, insists that their creation poses no threat to wild salmon populations. But research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that a release of just sixty GE salmon into a wild population of 60,000 would lead to the extinction of the wild population in less than 40 fish generations.

 

Not a Good mix and no matter how tightly confined pens are, there's always 'one'

Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, April 15, 2013 4:39 AM

Some years ago I saw a YouTube discussion on Genetically Engineered salmon where a private firm was advocating genetic engineering of the fish and its advantages. Actually they were interested in profits, nothing else. 

 

The fish grows to three times in weight as compared to the natural salmon in half the time. Salmon's breeding grounds are rivers and salmon eats anything that moves. Did this private company ever conducted a single biosafety test to ensure their engineered salmon's impact on Natural environment and aquatic life? I don't think so. 

 

The posting has many useful links; please explore that.

Arun Shrivastava's comment, April 15, 2013 2:01 PM
Thanks Marian. That bit I did not know that just 60 could wipe out 60,000. I must read this report because we don't know if someone in South Asia is using that technology. Will you kindly send me the URL? Thanks again.
Scooped by pdjmoo
Scoop.it!

TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP: Obama's New Secretive Global Trade Pacts Are A Global Corporate Coup d'etat

         

                ---------------------  NAFTA ON STEROIDS --------------------

THE US-EU "FREE TRADE" PACT AND THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS ARE ABOUT SECURING DE-REGULATORY GAINS FOR MAJOR CORPORATE INTERESTS, WAVING LIABILITY AND PUBLIC RIGHTS

 

          HASHTAGS: #ISDA #TAFTA #TTIP #TPP #TPPA #CETA #FTA


                                                       VIDEO

                             The Mudflats, November 11, 2013
                             TPP 101 IN LESS THAN 4 MINUTES

                    http://www.themudflats.net/archives/40994


The Ecologist, April 17, 2015
TTIP WON'T STOP PUBLIC SERVICES BEING RUN FOR ORDINARY PEOPLE?  TELL THAT TO ARGENTINA http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2834004/ttip_wont_stop_public_services_being_run_for_ordinary_people_tell_that_to_argentina.html


The Ecologist, February 04, 2015
- ▶ TTIP TRADE DEAL IS A LETHAL ATTACK ON FOOD SAFETY AND ANIMAL WELFARE

http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2741624/ttip_is_a_lethal_attack_on_food_safety_and_animal_welfare.html


June 15, 2013 Nation Of Change
-▶ SECRET TRADE AGREEMENTS THREATEN TO UNDO OUR LAST SHREDS OF FOOD SAFETY http://www.nationofchange.org/secret-trade-agreements-threaten-undo-our-last-shreds-food-safety-1371308674


Agricultural and Rural Convention, January 20, 2015
- ▶ 50,000 TAKE TO THE STREETS IN BERLIN TO SAY: WE ARE FED UP! WITH THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD SYSTEM AND TTIP TRADE DEAL
http://www.arc2020.eu/front/2015/01/we-are-fed-up-march-surpasses-expectations-as-50000-challenge-broken-food-system/


The Ecologist, February 08, 2015
-▶ LIES, DAMNED LIES, AND THE ARGUMENTS FOR FAST-TRACKING THE TPP TRADE DEAL http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2735377/lies_damned_lies_and_the_arguments_for_fasttracking_the_tpp_trade_deal.html


Nation of Change, June 24, 2013

-▶ TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AND MONSANTO http://www.nationofchange.org/trans-pacific-partnership-and-monsanto-1372074730


The Guardian, May 15, 2013
-▶ THE US-EU TRADE DEAL COULD TAKE MONSANTO'S GM CROPS OFF THE NEGOTIATING TABLE http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/15/us-eu-trade-deal-monsanto-crops


Global Research, October 29, 2014
-▶ MONSANTO AGRITECH LOBBYING FOR THE TTIP: BRITAIN SPEARHEADS CAMPAIGN TO MAKE EUROPEAN GMO REGULATION MEANINGLESS  http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-monsanto-agritech-lobbying-for-ttip-britain-spearheads-campaign-to-make-european-gmo-regulation-meaningless/5410706


Naked Capitalism, May 1, 2013
-▶ SECRET "FREE TRADE" NEGOTIATIONS WILL GUT REGULATIONS, FURTHER ENRICH MULTINATIONALS AND BIG FINANCIAL FIRMS http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/05/secret-free-trade-negotiations-will-gut-regulations-further-enrich-multinationals-and-big-financial-


-▶ TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP : CORPORATE POWER TOOL OF THE 1% http://www.citizen.org/TPP


-▶ ROBERT REICH: THE LARGEST, MOST DISASTROUS TRADE DEAL YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF http://www.alternet.org/robert-reich-largest-most-disastrous-trade-deal-youve-never-heard


June 28, 2013

-▶ SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN: IF PEOPLE KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON, THEY WOULD STOP IT - TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/18147-focus-if-people-knew-what-was-going-on-they-would-stop-it


Economy in Crisis, October 19, 2014
-▶ OBAMA'S SECRETIVE TRANSPACIFIC PARTNERSHIP TRADE DEAL WOULD PUT OUR FOOD SUPPLY AT RISK:  CORPORATIONS REWRITING THE LAWS  http://economyincrisis.org/content/the-tpp-would-put-our-food-supply-at-risk


 TripleCrisis, March 18, 2014

NEW STUDY SHOWS DANGERS OF TRADE AGREEMENTS THAT ALLOW CORPORATIONS SUE GOVERNMENTS FOR LOSS OF PROFITS http://triplecrisis.com/new-study-shows-dangers-of-trade-agreements-that-help-corporations-sue-governments/


Compass, November 03, 2014
-▶ CORPORATIONS AREN'T PEOPLE AND THEY AREN'T NATIONS STATES, EITHER http://blogs.sierraclub.org/compass/2014/11/corporations-arent-people-and-they-arent-nation-states-either.html


The Guardian, George Monbiot, November 4, 2013

-▶ THIS TRANS-ATLANTIC TRADE DEAL IS A FULL-FRONTAL ASSAULT ON DEMOCRACY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/04/us-trade-deal-full-frontal-assault-on-democracy


      THE EU-USA TRANSATLANTIC TRADE PACT (SEE MORE BELOW)


Nation of Change, August 29, 2013
-▶ THE TPP IS ANOTHER JOB KILLING TRADE DEAL - SO WHY ARE BOTH U.S. PARTIES SUPPORTING IT? http://www.nationofchange.org/tpp-another-job-killing-trade-deal-so-why-are-both-parties-supporting-it-1377784863


Common Dreams, July 20, 2012
-▶ 'NAFTA ON STEROIDS': THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP IS A GLOBAL CORPORATE COUP D'ETAT http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/07/03-0#.T_M1K612X78.wordpress


Reader Supported News, January 05, 2015
-▶ THE TRANS PACIFIC TRADE (TPP) AGREEMENT MUST BE DEFEATED http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/27850-focus-the-trans-pacific-trade-tpp-agreement-must-be-defeated


Naked Capitalism, June 30, 2014
-▶ TRADE TREATIES AND THE COMING RULE OF THE GLOBAL CORPORATOCRACY http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2014/06/trade-treaties-coming-rule-global-corporatocracy.html


Dorset Eye

-▶ CORPORATIONS SUING GOVERNMENTS WHO DON'T TOW THE LINE http://www.dorseteye.com/north/articles/corporations-suing-governments-who-don-t-tow-the-line


▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/5x2tqz

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT

                                  June 6, 2013 Democracy Now
OBAMA-BACKED TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP EXPANDS CORPORATE LAWSUITS AGAINST NATIONS FOR LOST PROFITS http://www.democracynow.org/2013/6/6/obama_backed_trans_pacific_partnership_expands


Asia Times Online, September 27, 2013
-▶ TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP IS A TROJAN HORSE
The TPP is a Trojan horse, branded as a "free trade" agreement, but having nothing to do with fair and equitable treatment. In reality, it is precisely "a wish list of the 1% - a worldwide corporate power". [8] "Only 5 of its 29 chapters cover traditional trade matters, like tariffs or quotas." [9] "The other chapters enshrine new rights and privileges for major corporations while weakening the power of nation states to oppose them." [10] http://atimes.com/atimes/Japan/JAP-02-270913.html


 Naked Capitalism, August 16, 2013
-▶ TROJAN HORSE "TRADE" DEALS
---- THE PENDING TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AND EU-EU "TRADE" DEALS. The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the US-European Union “Free Trade” Agreement are both inaccurately depicted as being helpful to ordinary Americans by virtue of liberalizing trade. Instead, they have perilous little to do with trade. They are both intended to make the world more lucrative for major corporations by weakening regulations and by strengthening intellectual property laws. The TPP has an additional wrinkle of being an “everybody but China” deal, intended to strengthen ties among nations who will then be presumed allies of America in its efforts to contain China… http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/08/how-the-pending-trans-pacific-partnership-and-eu-us-trade-deals-will-gut-national-regulations-hurt-budgets-and-undermine-sovereignity.html


Guardian Environment, March 14, 2014
WHAT DOES THE BIGGEST FREE TRADE DEAL IN HISTORY MEAN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT? http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/14/free-trade-deal-eu-us-environment-ngos-sustainability


The HelIum. January 26, 2011
-▶ THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF GLOBALIZATION http://www.helium.com/items/2076181-environmental-impacts-of-globalization


The Ecologist, February 17, 2014
-▶  TPP - POWER TO THE CORPORATIONS AT THE EXPENSE OF THE PLANET http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2282038/tpp_power_to_the_corporations_at_the_expense_of_the_planet.html


Al Jazeerah

-▶ HOW TWO SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE DEALS WILL FURTHER ENRICH THE AMERICAN ELITE  http://www.alternet.org/world/how-two-secretive-global-trade-deals-will-further-enrich-american-elite

 

NBC News, June 26, 2013
-▶ THE HUGE TRADE DEAL YOU'VE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD OF http://www.nbcnews.com/business/huge-trade-deal-youve-probably-never-heard-6C10459208


Transnational Institute, October 09, 2014
-▶ CORPORATE POWER:  EL SALVADOR'S STRUGGLE AGAINST CORPORATE IMPUNITY. The controversial legal case that Canadian mining firm Pacific Rim has launched against El Salvador has added fuel to the growing international debate on the balance of corporate rights and responsibilities and the need for new legal international frameworks to address corporate impunity.  http://www.tni.org/article/responsibilities-or-rights-el-salvadors-struggle-against-corporate-impunity


La Via CAMPESINA, June 30, 2014

-▶ INDIGENOUS GROUPS WELCOME THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL MOVE TO CHALLENGE CORPORATE IMPUNITY:  http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/actions-and-events-mainmenu-26/stop-transnational-corporations-mainmenu-76/1629-la-via-campesina-welcomes-the-un-human-rights-council-move-to-challenge-corporate-impunity


The Guardian, Joseph Stiglitz, November 8, 2013
-▶ DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ARE RIGHT TO RESIST RESTRICTIVE TRADE AGREEMENTS - Corporations are attempting to achieve by stealth – through secretly negotiated trade agreements – what they could not attain in an open political process...http://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/nov/08/trade-agreements-developing-countries-joseph-stiglitz


 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. March 1, 2013

-▶ GOVERNMENTS MUST PROTECT LAND, FOOD SYSTEMS AS TRADE LIBERALIZATION ACCELERATES LAND GRABBING  http://iatp.org/blog-agriculture

 

Common Dream, April 22, 2014
-▶ CORPORATE COLONIALISM: PROTESTERS SLAM TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP. These secretive trade pacts are really about resurrecting global U.S. military power and economic dominance http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/22-3

 

Inter Press Service, August 30, 2013

-▶ COLUMBIA:  NATIONWIDE PROTESTS RAGE AGAINST USA AND FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS DRIVING UP COSTS, COMPETING WITH LOCAL PRODUCTION AND SERVICES WITH FOREIGN MINING AND BIG AGRICULTURE TAKEOVERS http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/08/nationwide-protests-rage-against-colombias-economic-policies/

 

                                                       WATCH
                      Bill Moyers & Company, November 1, 2013
            'SECRETS TRADE PACTS THAT WILL IMPACT US ALL"
A US-led trade deal is currently being negotiated that could increase the price of prescription drugs, weaken financial regulations and even allow partner countries to challenge American laws. But few know its substance. The pact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), is deliberately shrouded in secrecy... http://billmoyers.com/segment/yves-smith-and-dean-baker-on-secrets-in-trade/

 

Trans Pacific Partnership -

-▶ THIS IS WHAT CORPORATE GOVERNANCE LOOKS LIKE:  NAFTA ON STEROIDS  http://sco.lt/8xWubB


Foreign Policy In Focus, December 13, 2013
 -▶  NAFTA AT 20:  NAFTA HAS DISPLACED WORKERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER, DEPRESSED WAGES, AND WEAKENED UNIONS http://fpif.org/nafta-20-state-north-american-worker/

 

Eurasia Review, December 30, 2013
 -▶  NAFTA’s 20 YEARS OF UNFULFILLED PROMISES http://www.eurasiareview.com/30122013-naftas-20-years-unfulfilled-promises-oped/

 

Global Possibilities, May 20, 2013

-▶ WHAT UNRESTRAINED CORPORATE EXPLOITATION DOES TO FAMILIES, COMMUNITIES AND THE NATURAL WORLD  http://www.globalpossibilities.org/rise-up-or-die/


Organic Consumer, June 13, 2013

-▶ SECRET TRADE AGREEMENTS THREATEN FOOD SAFETY, SUBVERT DEMOCRACY http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_27805.cfm

 

 Common Dreams,  September 10, 2013

-▶ SECRETIVE "FREE" TRADE AGREEMENT PUTS CLIMATE, PUBLIC HEALTH AT RISK. New warnings on TPP, free trade 'regime' fostering 'global emergency situation'  http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/09/10-5


America's Future, June 5, 2013

-▶ CORPORATIONS ARE COLONIZING US WITH TRADE DEALS - AND WALL STREET WANTS IT http://blog.ourfuture.org/20130605/corporations-are-colonizing-us-with-trade-deals-and-wall-street-wants-in

 

Huffington Post, December 08, 2013

-▶ OBAMA FACES BACKLASH OVER NEW CORPORATE POWERS IN SECRET TRADE DEAL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/08/tpp-trade-agreement_n_4409211.html

 

The Sunlight Foundation, March 14, 2014
-▶ HOW BIG PHARMA (AND OTHERS) BEGAN LOBBYING ON THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP BEFORE YOU EVER HEARD OF IT.  NAMING NAMES: WHICH CORPORATIONS AND INDUSTRIES? http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2014/03/13/tpp-lobby/


▶  BIG PHARMA, BIG BUCKS: ENDING DRUG MONOPOLIES, MEGA PROFITS AND STRANGLEHOLD ON PATENTS -- PEOPLE ARE DYING http://sco.lt/5WVBkP

 

                WTO AND THE TYRANNY OF THE FREE TRADE REGIME

                          La Via Campesina, December 08, 2013
THE WTO PUSHES THROUGH BAD DEAL IN FINAL HOURS; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES AND TRANS NATIONAL CORPORATIONS ARE THE BIG WINNERS  http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/actions-and-events-mainmenu-26/10-years-of-wto-is-enough-mainmenu-35/1540-the-wto-pushes-through-bad-deal-in-the-final-hours-developed-countries-and-tncs-are-the-big-winners

 

 Project Syndicate, Joseph E. Stiglitz, November 5, 2013
-▶ GROWING OPPOSITION TO TRANS PACIFIC, TRANS ATLANTIC TRADE PACTS http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/on-the-dangers-of-bilateral-investment-agreements-by-joseph-e--stiglitz

 

Reuters, March 12, 2014
▶  EUROPE'S FEAR OF U.S. HORMONE MEAT, GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD CREATES "ENORMOUS GULF" THREATENING WORLD'S BIGGEST TRADE PACT http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/12/us-eu-usa-trade-

 

New America,  September 6, 2013
-▶ MONSANTO AND WALMART INFLUENCE SECRET TPP NEGOTIATIONS  http://thenewamerican.com/economy/item/16480-monsanto-and-walmart-influence-secret-tpp-negotiations

 

 Economy Watch,  January 02, 2014

-▶ WHY SOUTH AFRICA IS CANCELLING FOREIGN INVESTMENT DEALS http://www.economywatch.com/features/south-africa-cancelling-foreign-investment.02-01.html

 

Campaign For America's Future, August 12, 2013

-▶ THE FREE-TRADE JOB-LOSS EXPRESS IS COMING STRAIGHT AT US  http://ourfuture.org/20130812/the-free-trade-job-loss-express-is-coming-straight-at-us

 


-▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN, FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY  http://sco.lt/8mcmbR


 

Public Citizen Eyes on Trade, September 12, 2013

-▶ STUDY: "TRADE" DEAL WOULD MEAN A PAY CUT FOR 90% OF U.S. WORKERS http://citizen.typepad.com/eyesontrade/2013/09/the-verdict-is-in-the-trans-pacific-partnership-tpp-a-sweeping-free-trade-deal-under-negotiation-with-11-pacific-rim-coun.html

 

Daily Koz, September 8, 2013

-▶ THE GLOBAL CORPORATE POWER GRAB YOU HEAR NOTHING ABOUT BECAUSE IT'S BEING DECIDED IN SECRET  http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/09/08/1234752/-The-global-corporate-power-grab-you-hear-nothing-about-because-it-s-being-decided-in-secret

 

 New York Times, June 2, 2013

-▶ OBAMA'S COVERT TRADE DEAL http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/03/opinion/obamas-covert-trade-deal.html?_r=0

 

                                                   THE  TPPA:

-▶ THE ORIGINS AND EVOLUTION OF THE TPAA - A THREAT TO NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY AND DEVELOPMENT (Download PDF Report) http://www.twn.my/title2/resurgence/2013/twr275.htm

 

                                                   WATCH:
                            Democracy Now, October 4, 2013
-▶ "A CORPORATE TROJAN HORSE": OBAMA PUSHES SECRETIVE TPP TRADE PACT, WOULD REWRITE SWATH OF U.S. LAWS http://www.democracynow.org/2013/10/4/a_corporate_trojan_horse_obama_pushes

 

                                  EYES ON TRADE: BLOOMBERG,

-▶ HEALTH EXPERTS DENOUNCE OBAMA'S GIFT TO BIG TOBACCO IN THE DEVASTATING TPP (TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP TRADE DEAL) http://citizen.typepad.com/eyesontrade/2013/08/health-advocates-denounce-obama-for-caving-to-big-tobacco-in-tpp.html

 

Action on Smoking & Health, August 19, 2013
-▶ OBAMA GOES TO BAT FOR BIG TOBACCO IN TPP  http://ash.org/obama-goes-to-bat-for-big-tobacco-in-tpp/

 

Alternet, August 20, 2013
-▶ CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: THE GIANT MULTINATIONALS ARE PUSHING A TRADE DEAL THAT WILL LITERALLY LET THEM BYPASS/ROLL BACK OUR LAWS, STEAMROLLING DEMOCRACY AS WE KNOW IT http://www.alternet.org/print/economy/huge-multinationals-are-plotting-steamroll-our-democracy-their-hunt-profits

 

 New Internationalist, December 10, 2013
 -▶  PROTECT HUMAN - NOT CORPORATE - RIGHTS http://newint.org/blog/2013/12/10/transatlantic-trade-investment-partnership/

 

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                                TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

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Jonathon Turley, September 28, 2013

-▶ PRESIDENT OBAMA TRYING TO 'FAST TRACK' THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP KEEPING YOU AND U.S. CONGRESS IN THE DARK - A TRADE PACT THAT COULD BE WORSE THAN NAFTA http://jonathanturley.org/2013/09/28/president-obama-trying-to-fast-track-the-trans-pacific-partnership-a-trade-pact-that-could-be-worse-than-nafta/

 

Esquire, December 10, 2013
-▶ WIKILEAKS DROPS A TROVE OF TPP DOCUMENTS

WikiLeaks and The Huffington Post have raised all kinds of unshirted hell by publishing a trove of documents relating to the Trans-Pacific Partnership http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/trans-pacific-partnership-documents-released-120913


 Sustainable Business, January 13, 2014
 -▶  TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP COULD MOVE WAY TOO FAST The extremely controversial free trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (between the US and 12 Pacific Rim countries), could be fast-tracked through Congress even before the details are known to its members and the public. It's being called "NAFTA on Steroids." http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25438?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Enewsletter&utm_campaign=E-Newsletter%202012

 

TruthOut, July 10, 2013
-▶ STOPPING THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP: GLOBAL REVOLT AGAINST CORPORATE DOMINANCE  http://truth-out.org/news/item/17472-stopping-the-tpp-a-victory-in-the-global-revolt-against-corporate-domination

 

 International Cry Magazine
-▶ MAORI CULTURE COULD BE TRADEMARKED BY TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP MULTINATIONALS http://intercontinentalcry.org/?wysija-page=1&controller=email&action=view&email_id=502&wysijap=subscriptions

 

 -▶ THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP LEGALIZES CORPORATE RIGHTS PREVAILING OVER HUMAN RIGHTS http://truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/item/18273-the-trans-pacific-partnership-legalizes-corporate-rights-prevailing-over-human-rights

 

Truthout, March 27, 2013
-▶ TRANSPACIFIC PARTNERSHIP WILL UNDERMINE DEMOCRACY, EMPOWER TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS
Circumventing the Checks and Balances of US Democracy: If the TPP is approved, the sovereignty of the United States and other member nations will be dissipated by trade tribunals that favor corporate power and force national laws to be subservient to corporate interests.,, http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/15353-transpacific-partnership-will-undermine-democracy-empower-transnational-corporations

 

TruthOut, November 6, 2013
-▶ TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP: "WE WILL NOT OBEY"; BUILDING A GLOBAL RESISTANCE MOVEMENT http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/19843-trans-pacific-partnership-we-will-not-obey-building-a-global-resistance-movement-to-transnational-corporate-power

 

The Boston Occupier, November 29, 2012

-▶ THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP: THIS IS WHAT CORPORATE GOVERNANCE LOOKS LIKE - PART 1, 2, 3 http://bostonoccupier.com/the-trans-pacific-partnership-this-is-what-corporate-governance-looks-like/


 -▶ A CORPORATE COUP OF A DIFFERENT ORDER: THE GROWING RESISTANCE TO THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP http://www.towardfreedom.com/home/globalism/3382-a-corporate-coup-of-a-different-order-the-growing-resistance-to-the-trans-pacific-partnership?tmpl=component&print=1&page=

 

Corporate Europe Observatory, October 4, 2013
-▶ TRUTHS AND MYTHS: "A BRAVE NEW TRANSLANTIC PARTNERSHIP" - THE SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENT CONSEQUENCES. A new report published by members of the Seattle to Brussels Network (S2B), including CEO, which reveals the true human and environmental costs of the proposed EU-US trade deal

http://corporateeurope.org/trade/2013/10/brave-new-transatlantic-partnership-social-environmental-consequences-proposed-eu-us

 

Naked Capitalism, Yves Smith, October 10, 2013
-▶ WILL CHINA'S GAMBIT TO UNDERMINE THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP SUCCEED? http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/10/will-chinas-gambit-to-undermine-the-trans-pacific-partnership-succeed.html          

                                                VIDEO REPORT

                                 March 30, 2013 The Real News
-▶ EVERYONE BUT CHINA TPP TRADE DEAL THREATENS SOVEREIGNTY AND PUBLIC OWNERSHIP http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-Zr5C6GqubQ#

 

Truthout, October 2, 2013
-▶ THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP:  WE WON'T BE FOOLED BY RIGGED CORPORATE TRADE AGREEMENTS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/19135-the-trans-pacific-partnership-we-wont-be-fooled-by-rigged-corporate-trade-agreements


Redd Monitor, January 23, 2014
-▶  STOP THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT http://www.redd-monitor.org/2014/01/23/stop-the-trans-pacific-partnership/


Truthout, December 01, 2012

-▶ THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP: WHAT "FREE TRADE" ACTUALLY MEANS http://truth-out.org/news/item/13082-the-trans-pacific-partnership-what-free-trade-actually-means

 

                                             ++++VIDEO++++

                                TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtBUL_rgG1k

 

Independent Australia, October 5, 2012

-▶ AUSTRALIA SET TO SIGN HIGHLY SECRETIVE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT THIS MONTH:  WHAT WILL IT MEAN FOR ORDINARY AUSTRALIANS? http://www.independentaustralia.net/2013/business/abbott-set-to-sign-secretive-tpp-agreement-this-month/


Guardian, October 29, 2013

-▶ WHY CAN'T AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS KNOW WHAT THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT IS ABOUT? http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/30/trans-pacific-partnership-tpp-dfat

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT

                             March 30, 2013 The Real News

 OBAMA-LED TRADE INITIATIVE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AIMS TO STRENGTHEN CORPORATE LEGAL RIGHTS ACROSS BORDERS .. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-Zr5C6GqubQ#

 

Common Dreams, September 19, 2013
-▶ OBAMA MOVES TO FAST-TRACK THE  SECRETIVE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP Critics slam highly secretive deal as a tool for U.S. and corporate power http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/09/19-9


Truthout, November 25, 2012

-▶ WHY SO SECRETIVE? THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AS A GLOBAL COUP http://truth-out.org/news/item/12934-why-so-secretive?-the-trans-pacific-partnership-as-global-coup

 

Truthout, August 19, 2013

-▶ NAFTA ON STEROIDS: THE TRANPACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AND GLOBAL NEOLIBERALISM http://truth-out.org/news/item/18221-contradictions-of-global-neoliberalism


YES Magazine, November 21, 2012

-▶ CAN A "DRACULA STRATEGY" BRING TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP INTO THE SUNLIGHT?  http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/can-dracula-strategy-bring-trans-pacific-partnership-into-sunlight

 

Truthout,  August 12, 2013
-▶ AMERICA'S CORPORATE DEATHSTAR
Instead of protecting US citizens, the Obama administration is enabling the ultimate corporate "Deathstar." The TransPacific Partnership will allow corporations "virtually unchecked control of our food supply, our land, air, water, wallets and our future." ..http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/18115-mankind-death-by-corporation-part-iii-the-tpp-as-corporate-deathstar

 

Humanosphere, August 7, 2012

-▶ TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP A VERY DANGEROUS PACT http://www.humanosphere.org/2012/08/seattle-activists-seek-to-make-tpp-as-well-known-and-infamous-as-wto/


Yes Magazine, May 8, 2013

-▶ WHY THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP IS A SCARY BIG (TRADE) DEAL http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/love-and-the-apocalypse/why-the-transpacific-partnership-is-a-really-really-big-deal

 

TruthOut, December 01, 2012
-▶ THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP: WHAT "FREE TRADE" ACTUALLY MEANS http://truth-out.org/news/item/13082-the-trans-pacific-partnership-what-free-trade-actually-means

 

-▶ HOW THE TPP WOULD EMPOWER CORPORATIONS TO ATTACK U.S. POLICIES, DEMAND TAXPAYER COMPENSATION  http://www.exposethetpp.org/index.html

 

Common Dreams, June 20, 2013
-▶ "FREE TRADE' WAS NEVER REALLY ABOUT TRADE  http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/06/20-10

 

Organic Consumers Association, June 13, 2013
-▶ SECRET TRADE AGREEMENTS THREATEN FOOD SAFETY, SUBVERT DEMOCRACY http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_27717.cfm

 

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                                   THE EU-USA TRADE DEAL

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 The Guardian,  July 15, 2013
-▶ THE US-EU TRADE DEAL: DON'T BUY THE HYPE  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/jul/15/us-trade-deal-with-europe-hype


Euractive, November 17, 2014
-▶ FRENCH GOVERNMENT WILL NOT SIGN TTIP AGREEMENT IN 2015  http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-society/french-government-will-not-sign-ttip-agreement-2015-310037


Guardian, George Monbiot, December 2, 2013

-▶ THE LIES BEHIND THIS TRANS ATLANTIC TRADE DEAL: Plans to create an EU-US single market will allow corporations to sue governments using secretive panels, bypassing courts and parliaments http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/02/transatlantic-free-trade-deal-regulation-by-lawyers-eu-us


Corporate Europe Observer, June 3, 2013

-▶ A TRANS-ATLANTIC CORPORATE BILL OF RIGHTS: INVESTOR PRIVILEGES IN EU-US TRADE DEAL THREATEN PUBLIC INTEREST AND DEMOCRACY  http://corporateeurope.org/publications/transatlantic-corporate-bill-rights


Huffington Post, April 3, 2013
-▶ OBAMA'S EU TRADE DEAL WOULD INCLUDE NEW POLITICAL POWERS FOR CORPORATIONS  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/03/eu-trade-deal_n_2994410.html

 

EurActive,  May 31, 2013
-▶ GROUP WARN EU-US TRADE DEAL COULD WEAKEN CONSUMER LAWS VIA THE BACKDOOR' http://www.euractiv.com/health/consumer-groups-wary-eu-us-trade-news-528155

 

Alternet, May 10, 2013

-▶ LARGE CORPORATIONS SEEK U.S.-EUROPEAN 'FREE TRADE AGREEMENT' TO FURTHER GLOBAL DOMINANCE http://www.alternet.org/world/large-corporations-seek-us-european-free-trade-agreement-further-global-dominance?paging=off

 

 Global Research, October 4, 2013
-▶ THE US-EU TRANSATLANTIC FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (TAFTA): BIG BUSINESS CORPORATE POWER GRAB http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-us-eu-transatlantic-free-trade-agreement-tafta-big-business-corporate-power-grab/5352885


Common Dreams, April 3, 2013

-▶ ACTIVISTS ON BOTH SIDES OF ATLANTIC DENOUNCE US-EU FTA AS CORPORATE POWER GRAB https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/04/03-3

 

 Third World Network, June 10, 2013

-▶ EU-US DEAL COULD UNLEASH A "CORPORATE LITIGATION BOOM AGAINST NATIONS http://www.twn.my/title2/FTAs/info.service/2013/fta.info.252.htm

 

Corporate Europe Observatory, September 25, 2013
-▶ BUSTING THE MYTHS OF TRANSPARENCY AROUND THE EU-US TRADE. A myth-busting guide to secrecy, corporate influence and lack of accountability in the transatlantic trade negotiations http://corporateeurope.org/trade/2013/09/busting-myths-transparency-around-eu-us-trade-deal

 

-▶ TRANSATLANTIC CORPORATE BILL OF RIGHTS pdf

Updated analysis of the leaked Commission proposals for so-called investor-state dispute settlement to be included in the deal.

http://corporateeurope.org/sites/default/files/attachments/transatlantic-corporate-bill-of-rights-oct13.pdf

 

EurActiv, October 7, 2012

-▶ TRANSATLANTIC TRADE AND INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP (TTIP) : HEALTH SECTOR BRACES FOR 'DAMAGE CONTROL' http://www.euractiv.com/specialreport-resilient-innovati/us-trade-negotiations-damage-con-news-530879

 

 Al Jazeera, April 29, 2013

-▶ POLITICAL CORRUPTION AND THE 'FREE TRADE' RACKET - 

The US-EU free trade pact and TPP are about securing regulatory gains for major corporate interests. http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/04/201342954234869993.html

 

Huffington Post Politics, May 13, 2013
-▶ OBAMA, CAMERON PROMOTE US-EU TRADE DEAL GRANTING CORPORATIONS POLITICAL POWER http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/13/obama-cameron-trade-corporations_n_3269002.html

 

EurActive, May 23, 2013

-▶ EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT MEPs GIVE A CONDITIONAL GO-AHEAD TO TALKS ON EU-US TRADE DEAL http://www.euractiv.com/trade/meps-give-mitigated-go-negotiati-news-519951

 

EurActive - Special Report, May 17, 2013
-▶ BUSINESS ALLIANCE SET TO DRIVE EU-US TRADE DEAL http://www.euractiv.com/specialreport-ebs/business-alliance-set-drive-eu-u-news-519811

 

EurActive, May 27, 2013
-▶ EU-US TRADE DEAL SEEN WITH CONCERN IN MEXICO http://www.euractiv.com/development-policy/eu-trans-atlantic-deal-seen-conc-news-520010


Global Research, June 22, 2013

-▶ US-EU TRADE AGREEMENT (TAFTA): A CORPORATE STITCH UP BY ANY OTHER NAME http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-eu-free-trade-agreement-a-corporate-stitch-up-by-any-other-name/5339789


Washington Post

-▶ AT NEW TRADE TALKS, U.S. - E.U. READY FOR FIGHT ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS - TRADE PACT COULD SWEEP AWAY TRADE BARRIERS BETWEEN THE U.S. AND EUROPE http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/at-trade-talks-us-eu-ready-for-fight-on-genetically-modified-crops/2013/05/17/8e61176a-bdb0-11e2-9b09-1638acc3942e_story.html#

 

 

                     ------ USA TRADE WARS AS A WEAPON ------


 -▶ THRU THE BACK DOOR: MEGA BIOTECH GIANTS USE NEW USA=EU TRADE DEAL TO DESTROY GMO SAFEGUARDS http://sco.lt/8E3Xsn

 

-▶ WIKILEAKS:  US TARGETS EU OVER GM CROPS  | The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/03/wikileaks-us-eu-gm-crops

 

-▶  USA GOVERNMENT PUSHES MONSANTO GMO CROPS GLOBALLY - STARTS 'TRADE WARS' WITH NATIONS OPPOSED  http://sco.lt/7AcjHV

 

-▶ US GOVT LOBBIES WORLDWIDE FOR MONSANTO, OTHER GMO CROPS http://sco.lt/73tZ1V

 

-▶ MEET MONSANTO'S NUMBER ONE LOBBYIST: BARACK OBAMA http://sco.lt/98RKFN


 

                 ------------- AND PRIVATIZATION GROWS -----------

 

May 9, 2013 ThinkProgress
-▶ USA PRIVATE PRISON PROFITS SKYROCKET, AS EXECUTIVES ASSURE INVESTORS OF 'GROWING OFFENDER POPULATION" http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/05/09/1990331/private-prison-profits-skyrocket-as-executives-assure-investors-of-growing-offender-population/?mobile=nc

 

-▶ MASSIVE LAND GRABBING BY MULTINATIONAL FIRMS PREVALENT IN UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES AND WILL GET WORSE WITH TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP Lawmakers in the Philippines are pushing for amendments to the 1987 Constitution to allow 100 percent foreign ownership of land. This is reportedly a condition set on the Philippine government before being accepted to the TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT  (TPPA), a trade pact being organized by the US government.
- See more at: http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22386#sthash.xl4kiTPB.dpuf

 

-▶ LAND GRABS: HOW FOREIGN 'INVESTMENTS' ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/96H2yv

 

 

                             AND THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING

 

-▶ OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY IN PREPARATION FOR NEW TRADE DEALS : Fast-tracking Approvals, Waiving Regulations, Oversight and Liability http://sco.lt/5uCx8b

 

-▶ THE BIGGER PICTURE: TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE - SETTING THE STAGE WITH THE "MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT" http://sco.lt/8U0kjJ

 

-▶ ANTI-WHISTLE-BLOWER AG-GAG BILLS AIMED AT KEEPING YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT OUR FACTORY-FARMED FOOD  http://sco.lt/7aFBUv

 


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                           The Real News, September 15, 2013
-▶ PHILIPPINE ACTIVISTS FIGHT BACK AGAINST CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROYING THEIR LAND, FORESTS AND LIVELIHOODS. Corporate agri-businesses like U.S.-based Dole, Del Monte, Monsanto, along with international and Philippine mines, are polluting waterways and destroying the surrounding farms. Chinese, European, Canadian, and Filipino mines are stripping away the mountains to get at what some estimate to be the largest iron deposit in the world. There also some of the most significant gold, nickel, and copper reserves in Asia.
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-▶ THIS IS WHAT CORPORATE GOVERNANCE LOOKS LIKE:  NAFTA ON STEROIDS  http://sco.lt/8xWubB


Global Possibilities. May 20, 2013

-▶ THE 4 BIG WAYS THAT INSATIABLE CORPORATE HUNGER FOR PROFITS HAS DEVASTATED AMERICAN LIFE - AND THE WORLD ALONG WITH IT http://www.globalpossibilities.org/the-4-big-ways-that-insatiable-corporate-hunger-for-profits-has-devastated-american-life-and-the-world-along-with-it/

 

An International Affair. May 15, 2013

-▶ CORPORATOCRACY: THE RISE OF CORPORATE POWER IN POLITICS AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU Part I: TAXATION https://intlaffair.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/corporatocracy-the-rise-of-corporate-power-in-politics-and-what-it-means-for-you-part-i-taxation/


An International Affair, May 18, 2013

-▶ CORPORATOCRACY PART II: LOBBYING AND THE REVOLVING DOOR http://intlaffair.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/corporatocracy-part-ii-lobbying-and-the-revolving-door/

 

Common Dreams - Robert Reich, May 28, 2013
-▶ BEWARE CAPITALIST TOOLS http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/05/28-3



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Friends of The Earth, October 31, 2014

  -▶ HIGH STEAKS: THE CASE FOR LESS AND BETTER MEAT. There’s a high price to pay for that juicy T-Bone from supermarkets. Most meat, poultry, eggs and dairy sold in restaurants and supermarkets in the U.S. comes from factory farms — where animals are often raised in cruel, cramped and unsanitary conditions. In order to prevent disease and promote faster growth, they are frequently pumped with doses of antibiotics. This practice has contributed to the rise of antibiotic-resistant diseases in human populations, which pose one of the greatest public health threats of our time. THE CASE FOR LESS AND BETTER MEAT ... READ ON   https://medium.com/friends-of-the-earth-newsmagazine/high-steaks-827023cb0456


Alternet, April 01, 2015
 ▶  AMERICA'S RED MEAT HORROR SHOW: WHY WE MUST GET RID OF FACTORY FARMS. FOUR MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR TRANSNATIONAL COMPANIESTyson JBS, Cargill and Smithfield—produce about 85 percent of the factory farm meat in the U.S., making it difficult for ranchers to sell their livestock to anyone but the Big Four. And of course these same Big Four companies, along with their front groups such as the North American Meat Institute, are lobbying the government to ditch the 2015 dietary guidelines to “eat less red and processed meat” recommendation because they understand what that recommendation will do to their bottom lines.

But what the Big Four fear even more is the thought of consumers waking up to the horrors of factory farms, and the filthy, contaminated meat that comes out of these animal prisons. http://www.alternet.org/food/americas-red-meat-horror-show-why-we-must-get-rid-factory-farms


                               SO YOU WANT TO EAT MEAT?

                                   FEEDLOTS vs PASTURES

                                         http://sco.lt/4qkbib


Mother Jones, March 24, 2015
 ▶  OUR MEAT OBSESSION MAY KILL US.  BUT NOT HOW YOU THINK http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2015/03/were-going-feed-animals-67-percent-more-antibiotics-2030


HuffPostGreen, March24, 2015
 ▶ A MENACING MIX IN ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE: HERBICIDES, HEAVY METALS AND FACTORY FARMS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/24/antibiotic-resistance-herbicides-heavy-metals_n_6935626.html?m=true


The Atlantic, March 23, 2015
▶  THE ANTIBIOTICS PROBLEM IN MEAT A new study suggests that a consumer demand for chicken and pork in places like India, Russia, China, and Brazil will help drive a large increase in overuse of the drugs by 2030. Is there anything we can do about it?  http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/03/the-next-big-antibiotic-resistance-threat/388430/


▶  FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY (What Are You Eating?) http://sco.lt/5u5Gyn


                                                 -- WATCH --
                                August 13, 2013 Reuters Exclusive:
LAME CATTLE STIRS NEW CONCERN OVER BEEF INDUSTRY GROWTH DRUGS  http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/13/us-usa-cattle-jbs-drugs-idUSBRE97C02M20130813


                                                    VIDEOS

                               TreeHugger, January 39, 2015
 ▶  MEATONOMICS EXPLORES THE BIZARRE ECONOMIC FORCES THAT DRIVE MEAT & DAIRY PRODUCTION  http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/meatonomics-bizarre-economic-forces-drive-meat-dairy-production.html


Alternet, March 24, 2015
 ▶  EXPOSING AMERICA'S BILLIONAIRE WELFARE RANCHERS. America's .01 percent like the Kochs and the Hiltons are collecting massive subsidies from the federal government http://www.alternet.org/economy/exposing-americas-billionaire-welfare-ranchers

 

The Dodo, March 10, 2015
 ▶  CAUGHT RED-HANDED, MAJOR DAIRY COMPANY VOWS TO STOP CRUEL PRACTICES https://www.thedodo.com/great-lakes-cheese-welfare-1032837896.html


                                                          WATCH

                                         SHORT, SILENT VIDEO:

- ▶ THE SADDEST, AND MOST BEAUTIFUL LOOK AT THE CYCLE OF FACTORY MEAT http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/21/samsara-documentary_n_3791510.html


Medical Xpress, March 11, 2015
 ▶  INFLUENCE GAME: MEAT INDUSTRY PUSHES BACK AGAINST NEW DIETARY PROPOSAL http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-03-meat-industry-dietary.html


Inhabitat, December 20, 2014
  -▶ U.S. CONGRESS IS FORBIDDING DIETARY EXPERTS FROM TALKING ABOUT FOOD=RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS

  http://inhabitat.com/congress-is-forbidding-dietary-experts-from-talking-about-food-related-environmental-concerns/


TriplePundit, January 09, 2015
  -▶ BEEF INDUSTRY HAVING A COW OVER POTENTIAL USDA RECOMMENDATIONS. the U.S. beef industry has long been a beneficiary of government largess with its long history of receiving federal subsidies. Most of that largess is going to four large conglomerates while smaller independent ranchers are going bankrupt.  http://www.triplepundit.com/2015/01/beef-industry-cow-potential-usda-recommendations/


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 24, 2015
 ▶  ADVISORY PANEL EYES SHIFT TO MORE SUSTAINABLE DIET IN THE U.S. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/24/advisory-panel-eyes-shift-to-more-sustainable-diet-in-u-s/


                                                   VIDEO REPORT
                                        DW.DE February 27, 2015
                          ANIMAL FEED - ECOLOGICAL INSANITY?
          http://www.dw.de/animal-feed-ecological-insanity/av-18286017


                                          STUNNING AERIAL PHOTOS

                                        EcoWatch, November 28, 2014

                             HOW FACTORY FARMS RAVAGE THE EARTH

http://ecowatch.com/2014/11/28/factory-farms-photos-mishka-henner/


MintPress, February 11, 2015
 ▶  YOUR DINNER Vs. THE PLANET : THE HIGH COST OF MEAT http://www.mintpressnews.com/MyMPN/dinner-vs-planet-high-cost-meat/


                                                MEATONOMICS

                              The Dirty Truth About Cheap Meat

                                              http://sco.lt/5MiErp


The Guardian, January 13, 2015
  -▶ THE BEEF WITH McDONALD'S SUSTAINABLE BEEF http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/13/sustainable-beef-mcdonalds-meat-environment


                                                VIDEO (7:52)

                          The Center for Investigative Reporting
                                            August 02, 2013
                         THE HIDDEN COSTS OF HAMBURGERS
           http://cironline.org/reports/hidden-costs-hamburgers-3701


Washington Post, February 19, 2015
-▶  THINK OF EARTH, NOT JUST YOUR STOMACH, PANEL ADVISES

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/think-of-earth-not-just-your-stomach-panel-advises/2015/02/19/b3aab734-b876-11e4-aa05-1ce812b3fdd2_story.html?tid=pm_business_pop

 

                                THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT

             CAFOs AND INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMING YOUR MEAT

                                             http://sco.lt/5pYaYr



August 18, 2013 Care2 Causes
-▶  NOW WE'RE TURNING ANIMALS INTO FACTORIES FOR OUR DRUGS?

http://www.care2.com/causes/now-were-turning-animals-into-factories-for-our-drugs.html


- ▶ UK - CAN MEAT FACTORIES BE SAFE, SLAUGHTERING 4,000 COWS, PER FACTORY, A DAY, 3,000 STEAKS A MINUTE? http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/can-meat-factories-be-safe-at-4000-cows-a-day-3000-steaks-a-minute/article4593690/

 

January 27, 2008 The New York Times, Mark Bittman

- ▶ RETHINKING THE MEAT-GUZZLER http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/weekinreview/27bittman.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


HuffingtonPost India, January 25, 2015
- ▶MODI AND OBAMA:  STOP IGNORING THE COW IN THE ROOM http://www.huffingtonpost.in/poorva-joshipura/modi-and-obama-stop-ignor_b_6536562.html


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65 BILLION ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS:  DRUGS, GMO FEED AND 'AG-GAG' LAWS  http://sco.lt/6GRczB


                                                      VIDEO
                                          GLASS WALLS (8:17)
What happens to animals raised for meat, eggs and dairy products.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIzvFMmXCpw


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George Monbiot, December 16, 2014
- ▶ IF YOU MUST EAT MEAT, SAVE IT FOR CHRISTMAS : We are in perputual denial about our food : From chickens pumped with antibiotics to the environmental devastation caused by production, we need to realise we are not fed with happy farm animals http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/16/perpetual-denial-food-meat-production-environmental-devastation


                                                         VIDEO
                                 INSIDE A SLAUGHTERHOUSE
                                        The Oprah Winfrey Show
Investigative reporter Lisa Ling goes behind the scenes of a slaughterhouse to see how meat is made.  
 http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Inside-a-Slaughterhouse-Video


- ▶ USDA LIVE STOCK SLAUGHTER 2013 SUMMARY 04/21/2014 - lsan0414.pdf http://www.usda.gov/nass/PUBS/TODAYRPT/lsan0414.pdf


                                              VIDEO 11:50
           FARM TO FRIDGE - THE TRUTH BEHIND MEAT PRODUCTION
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=THIODWTqx5E#!


FutureFood 2050 October 23, 2014
  -▶ BREEDING A HEALTHIER LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY. 

Improving animal welfare is crucial to long-term sustainability, says livestock expert Temple Grandin. http://futurefood2050.com/breeding-a-healthier-livestock-industry/


Stuff.co.nz , November 25, 2014
  -▶ EVERYTHING IS A COMMODITY NOW:  BIG JUMP IN BOBBY CALF KILL. Beef+Lamb economist Rob Davison said 2.07 million calves were culled in the year ended September, up 9.8 per cent on the comparable period last year... There seems to be no one reason for the significant rise in unwanted calves sent for "processing", as reported to Beef + Lamb NZ by the country's meat companies. http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/beef/63489037/big-jump-in-bobby-calf-kill


Truthout, November 23, 2014
  -▶ IS THE GRASS-FED REALLY GREENER?  BEEF PRODUCTION IN THE AMERICAS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/27609-is-the-grass-fed-really-greener-beef-production-in-the-americas


George Monbiot, December 17, 2014
  -▶OVERGROWTH: What can you say about a society whose food production must be hidden from public view? In which the factory farms and slaughterhouses supplying much of our diet must be guarded like arsenals to prevent us from seeing what happens there?
The growth rate of broiler chickens has quadrupled in 50 years: they are now killed at seven weeks(2). By then they are often crippled by their weight. Animals selected for obesity cause obesity. Bred to bulge, scarcely able to move, overfed, factory farmed chickens now contain almost three times as much fat as chickens did in 1970, and just two thirds of the protein(3). Stalled pigs and feedlot cattle have undergone a similar transformation. Meat production? No, this is fat production.
http://www.monbiot.com/2014/12/16/overgrowth/


                                                       WATCH:

                        "A BLOODY BUSINESS" - LIVE ANIMAL EXPORTS

                 Investigation by Australian TV  Four Corners Investigation

                                                 http://sco.lt/7cFyuf


DW News, November 22, 2014
  -▶ EU GREENS TO CONFRONT INDUSTRIALIZED FARM LOBBY. Germany's opposition Greens have set their sights on nutrition that avoids mass livestock farming. They have accused Chancellor Angela Merkel's government of giving agriculturalized industry an unrestrained free run.

http://www.dw.de/greens-to-confront-industrialized-farm-lobby/a-18080664



Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2014
  -▶  CHINA'S HARD LINE ON BIOTECH BURNS U.S. HAY : Traces of GMO Alfalfa, Unapproved by Beijing, Wreak Havoc With a Formerly Booming U.S. Crop http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-hay-exports-to-china-shrivel-up-1418598477


Audubon Magazine, November-December
  -▶ FOOD FIGHT: REFORMING THE FARM http://mag.audubon.org/articles/climate/food-fight-reforming-farm


Future Food, November 18, 2014
-▶ GREENER PASTURES FOR CATTLE RANCHING. Colombian farming researcher Enrique Murgueitio advocates grazing animals on wooded land to boost sustainability and production.  http://futurefood2050.com/greener-pastures-for-cattle-ranching/


HuffingtonPostGreen, October 30, 2014
  -▶ MEAT HAS SEASONS, JUST LIKE PRODUCE.  AND HERE'S HOW FACTORY FARMING HAS MESSED WITH THAT

  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/30/seasonal-meat_n_6063340.html


                                APOCALYPSE OF THE "HAPPY MEAL"

                                  WORSHIPING THE GOLDEN CALF

                                                  http://sco.lt/9Ey17x


 

                                                     WATCH

                                                      "ALMA"

A journey into the soul of humanity - A powerful statement about deforestation and the global industrial economy.

-▶  "ALMA" explores the devastating impacts of the cattle industry on the Amazon and a powerful statement about the global industrial economy.

Beautifully shot, alternately joyful and horrifying, Alma captures the ecological, and even spiritual, cost of meat, dairy, and leather production in the Amazon.

A cinematic journey into the world's forests and the industries that are destroying them, this time heading to Brazil to explore the devastating impacts of the cattle industry. Here he creates a powerful statement about the global industrial economy and the speed with which virgin forests are being cleared for timber and new grazing land... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8uVOYQPobzo


August 26, 2013 Mongabay
-▶  85% OF BRAZILIAN LEATHER GOES TO MARKETS SENSITIVE TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0822-tcs-walker-brazil-cattle.html


Guardian, March 10, 2013

▶ LUXURY LEATHER AND THE AMAZON http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/03/luxury-leather-and-amazon-deforestation


The Daily Climate, November 10, 2014
-▶  GLOBAL MEAT DEMAND PLOWS UP BRAZIL'S 'UNDERGROUND FOREST'  http://www.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2014/11/brazil-meat-cerrado-deforestation


Mongabay, December 18, 2014
-▶  IMPACTS OF DEFORESTATION ON AMAZONIAN RIVER ECOSYSTEMS COULD BE FAR REACHING. Vast areas of the Amazon forest are being destroyed for agricultural uses, mainly industrial-scale soybean crops, and turned into pasture land for livestock.

http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1218-gfrn-tcs-gaworecki-riparian-deforestation-far-reaching.html

 

Rainforest Alliance
-▶  THE AMAZON'S FIRST SUSTAINABLE CATTLE RANCH: CATTLE THE RIGHT WAY  http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/stories/cattle-and-conservation


                                                   WATCH

                     "DEATH ON A USA FACTORY FARM" "[HBO Special]

         When Animals Become Inanimate Objects On A Balance Sheet     

                                          http://sco.lt/7WUGp7



 - ▶ WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BLIND, FOOTLESS GMO CHICKENS, FACTORY FARMS AND THE AG-GAG BILL http://sco.lt/961xVh


In These Times, December 01, 2014
 - ▶ THE ONE THING WORSE THAN BIG DAIRY'S ABUSE OF COWS THE ABUSE OF WORKERS http://inthesetimes.com/article/17348/big_dairy_work_an_udderly_bad_job


June 6, 2013 Huffington Post Green
- ▶  USDA INSPECTOR GENERAL: FOOD SAFETY AND HUMANE SLAUGHTER LAWS IGNORED WITH IMPUNITY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-friedrich/usda-inspector-general-fo_b_3333853.html

 

                                                 VIDEO

                            by PAUL McCARTNEY  (Former "Beatle")

          THE WEBSITE THE MEAT INDUSTRY DOESN'T WANT YOU TO SEE                                        http://www.meat.org/

 

April 29, 2013 Green Is The New Red
- ▶  FIRST "AG-GAG' ARRESTS: FOR FILMING SLAUGHTERHOUSE -- FROM THE STREET http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/first-ag-gag-arrest-utah-amy-meyer/6948/



▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/686Qi1



                                      MORE, BIGGER, FASTER

           What You Need To Know About Factory Farming Your Food

                                             http://sco.lt/8usxzV



-▶  AMAZON RAINFORESTS: DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE, DEVASTATING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES  http://sco.lt/9FG1Lt



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More beef and bacon means fewer bees and butterflies

The planting of vast monocultures has led to the loss of critical habitat for many beneficial plants and pollinators, including honey bees, which are critical to our food supply. Between 2008 and 2011, more than 23 million acres of grasslands, shrub land and wetlands were converted to row crops, in part to supply biofuel plants and animal factory farms.

 

This destruction of these native prairie lands releases large amounts of carbon from the soil into the atmosphere while destroying precious biodiversity and valuable habitat. Adding insult to injury, the rampant use of pesticides has also contributed to the alarming decline of bees and butterflies in recent years. For instance, glyphosate, a key ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp weed killer, is a potent herbicide that has decimated milkweed, the only food monarch butterfly offspring will eat.

 

What’s worse, our taxes are incentivizing this destruction: between 2001 and 2009 more than more than $46 billion in subsidies were paid out for animal feed production alone.

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'Roundup' Glyphosate Hormone Inhibitor Monsanto's toxic herbicide In Our Food Chain at "Extreme Levels"

'Roundup' Glyphosate Hormone Inhibitor Monsanto's toxic herbicide In Our Food Chain at "Extreme Levels" | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Environmental working Group, April 18, 2014
▶  "EXTREME LEVELS" OF MONSANTO HERBICIDE ROUNDUP FOUND IN FOOD http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2014/04/extreme-levels-herbicide-roundup-found-food


Sputnik International, April 18, 2015
-▶ U.S. MAY START TESTING FOOD FOR 'PROBABLY CARCINOGENIC' GLYPHOSATE  FOLLOWING PUBLIC PRESSURE http://sputniknews.com/us/20150418/1021050402.html


Ecowatch
-▶ ADVOCACY GROUP DEMANDS MONSANTO RETRACT RIDICULOUS COMMENTS ON UN WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION GLYPHOSATE REPORT http://ecowatch.com/2015/04/06/monsanto-who-glyphosate/


TreeHugger, April 03, 2015
-▶ EPA APPROVES HERBICIDE 'PROBABLY CARCINOGENIC TO HUMANS' IN 9 MORE STATES http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/epa-approves-herbicide-probably-carcinogenic-humans-9-more-states.html


Michael Pollan: "Don't miss this VIDEO, about the next wave of herbicide-tolerant crops from Monsanto-- will make Round-Up look benign"
                                              -▶  VIDEO:

-▶  ***********DANGERS OF DICAMBA http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba


Global Research, January 2, 2014
 ▶ MONSANTO ROUNDUP: THE IMPACTS OF GLYPHOSATE HERBICIDE ON HUMAN HEALTH The foodstuffs of the Western diet, primarily grown by industrial agriculture, are increasingly being produced using a two-part system of engineered plant seeds and toxic chemical application. Consequences are most of the diseases and conditions associated with a Western diet, which include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-roundup-the-impacts-of-glyphosate-herbicide-on-human-health-pathways-to-modern-diseases/5342520


NewsSum, August 20, 2014
 -▶ MAIN INGREDIENT "GLYPHOSATE" IN MONSANTO'S ROUNDUP PESTICIDE, PATENTED AS AN "ANTIBIOTIC" DESTROYING GI TRACT http://www.newssum.com/main-ingredient-monsantos-roundup-patented-antibiotic-destroying-gi-tract-3542


Guardian, March 24 ,2015
 -▶ COMMON PESTICIDES LINKED TO ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/mar/24/pesticides-antibiotic-resistance-study


Salon.com, March 25, 2015

▶  IT LOOKS LIKE PESTICIDES MIGHT ACTUALLY BE KILLING US AFTER ALL - SCIENTISTS IDENTIFY A NEW CULPRIT IN THE RISE OF ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT SUPER BUGS. Research reveals a new way in which industrial agriculture may be contributing to the superbug crisis   http://www.salon.com/2015/03/25/scientists_id_a_new_culprit_in_the_rise_of_antibiotic_resistant_superbugs_pesticides/


Guardian Sustainable Business, April 06 2015
 -▶ FROM ANTIBIOTICS TO INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE TO FOSSIL FUELS: THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY. Humanity has spent the last century creating life-changing luxuries. Here’s why our next move should be learning how to wean ourselves off these wonders

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/apr/06/sustainability-antibiotics-farming-industrial-agriculture-fossil-fuels


Independent Science News, March 24, 2014

HOW "EXTREME LEVELS" OF ROUNDUP IN FOOD BECAME THE INDUSTRY NORM Roundup Contamination of GMO Soybeans http://www.independentsciencenews.org/news/how-extreme-levels-of-roundup-in-food-became-the-industry-norm/


Institute of Science in Society, September 17, 2014

- ▶ ROUNDUP, GLYPHOSATE EVERYWHERE... IN YOUR FOOD, IN OUR WATER, IN OUR SOIL. Glyphosate’s suppression of Cytochrome P450 enzymes and amino acid biosynthesis by beneficial gut microbes has led to a variety of human diseases that globally reach epidemic proportions in populations on a Western diet, including gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease [5].

Glyphosate and other pesticide residues had been contaminating our staple foods since before 2002, according to UK Defra (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF) [6] and neither had our friends in Wales and in Denmark. Following the recommendations by Monsanto, farmers had been using glyphosate as herbicide throughout the crop growth cycle; and at the end they were also desiccating (drying) or ripening crops with glyphosate sprayed about 7-10 days before harvest [7]. So, some of us in Europe are receiving glyphosate residues in all our non-organic staple foods, such as bread, cereals, potatoes, pasta, pulses, rice, sugar, beer, whisky, etc.[6] and many foods from the US made from corn or soya (mostly GM). http://www.i-sis.org.uk/How_Roundup_Poisoned_My_Nature_Reserve.php


-▶ NEW MIT STUDY QUESTIONS MONSANTO SAFETY CLAIMS FOR PESTICIDE ROUNDUP “GLYPHOSATE" IN OUR FOOD AND WATER
This effect, accord­ing to the researchers, can con­tribute to caus­ing or wors­en­ing “the dis­eases and con­di­tions asso­ci­ated with a Western diet which include gas­troin­testi­nal dis­or­ders, obe­sity, dia­betes, heart dis­ease, depres­sion, autism, infer­til­ity, can­cer and Alzheimer’s disease.”... http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/mit-study-questions-monsantos-safety-claims-for-roundup/#.Uc_BGevpiRQ


Hungarian Academy of Sciences,

-▶ FORTY YEARS WITH GLYPHOSATE  http://www.intechopen.com/books/herbicides-properties-synthesis-and-control-of-weeds/forty-years-with-glyphosate


Feb 19, 2013 - Science Daily
-▶ EFFECTS OF HUMAN EXPOSURE TO HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS EXAMINED IN LANDMARK UNITED NATION REPORT

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130219115501.htm



SAD WHEN OUR OWN GOVERNMENT TAX-PAID SCIENTISTS NEED PROTECTING FROM THE BIG CORPORATE CHEMICAL CARTEL

Reuters, March 27, 2015
▶  ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP SEEKS GREATER PROTECTION FOR USDA SCIENTISTS WHOSE RESEARCH QUESTIONS BIG AGRIBUSINESS CHEMICALS. The petition to the USDA presses the agency to adopt policies to prevent "political suppression or alteration of studies and to lay out clear procedures for investigating allegations of scientific misconduct."

According to the petition, some scientists working for the federal government are finding their research restricted or censored when it conflicts with agribusiness industry interests.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/28/usda-petition-idUSL2N0WU02J20150328


July 1, 2013 Beyond Pesticides
  ▶  TWENTY THREE GROUPS TELL EPA TO REJECT MORE ROUNDUP GLYPHOSATE IN OUR ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD SUPPLY http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=11038


National Geographic, March 05, 2015
▶ CHEMICAL EXPOSURE LINKED TO BILLIONS IN HEALTH CARE COSTS. Researchers conclude they are 99 percent certain that hormone-altering chemicals are linked to attention problems, diabetes, other health problems http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/03/150305-chemicals-endocrine-disruptors-diabetes-toxic-environment-ngfood/


-▶ UN, WHO REPORT: MAN-MADE CHEMICALS CITED IN HEALTH SCOURGES - A GLOBAL THREAT THAT MUST BE ADDRESSED - - Cancers, Obesity and... http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997219112/man-made-chemicals-cited-in-health-scourges-a-global-threat-that-must-be-addressed-un-who-cancers-obesity-and-brain-development


Global Research, February 24, 2015
-▶  MONSANTO GLYPHOSATE "ROUNDUP" HERBICIDE TRIGGER AUTISM IN CHILDREN. MIT SCIENTIST http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-glyphosate-roundup-herbicide-triggers-autism-in-children-mit-scientist/5433023


June 23, 2009 Scientific America
  ▶  WEED-WHACKING HERBICIDE PROVES DEADLY TO HUMAN CELLS http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=weed-whacking-herbicide-p


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