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VIDEO: What is factory farming? - Us and the planet

We are at a critical point in human history. Our choices no longer have just a local impact. Their effects are felt globally — on animals, people, and the environment.... http://vimeo.com/51888108

 

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

 

Going undercover in the American factory farm | Grist http://grist.org/food/going-undercover-in-the-american-factory-farm/

 

Industrial Inhumanity: Animal Abuse in Factory Farming - You Are What You Eat http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/farm-forward-against-animal-abuse-in-factory-farming/#.UKADBIXZ03Y

 

CAUSING ANIMALS WE EAT TO SUFFER COARSENS US AND MAKES US LESS COMPASSIONATE  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3261070302/causing-animals-we-eat-to-suffer-coarsens-us-and-makes-us-less-compassionate

 

YOUR CHICKENS are raised on a steady diet of prescription, over-the-counter, and even banned drugs. CAFOs http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1578060397/your-chickens-are-raised-on-a-steady-diet-of-prescription-over-the-counter-and-even-banned-drugs-cafos

 

They Eat What? The Reality of Feed at Animal Factories (CAFOs) - Feeding Cows to Cows http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1663468776/they-eat-what-the-reality-of-feed-at-animal-factories-cafos-feeding-cows-to-cows

 

Farm to Fridge - The Truth Behind Meat Production (It's Time To Stop Pretending and Wake-up to Industrial farming NOW 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

 

Food Inc. - Full Grown Chicken In 49 Days?! http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1228118054/food-inc-full-grown-chicken-in-49-days

 

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

 

 

WATCH: The Most Shockingly Beautiful Video About Factory Farming -- From Australia http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3123800365/watch-the-most-shockingly-beautiful-video-about-factory-farming-from-australia

 

1. VIDEO: Make it Possible - Imagine a World Without Factory Farming http://vimeo.com/51837094 AnimalS Autralia

2.  CAFO - The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1845482799/cafo-the-tragedy-of-industrial-animal-factories

 3.  (CAFOs) 4.3 BILLION CONFINED FARM ANIMALS Pose Environmental and Public Health Risks http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1480506468/cafos-4-3-billion-confined-farm-animals-pose-environmental-and-public-health-risks

4.  Can meat factories be safe, slaughtering 4,000 cows per factory a day, 3,000 steaks a minute? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2901934339/can-meat-factories-be-safe-slaughtering-4-000-cows-per-factory-a-day-3-000-steaks-a-minute

5.  The Horrors of Factory Farming Our Animal: 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

 

Organic News USA -
Find out more about factory farming & the state of the food industry - This powerful film changed the way millions of Americans eat. Find out why http://www.streamorganic.com/index.php/home-mainmenu-1/news-mainmenu-2/1-latest/4610-organic-news-usa-find-out-more-about-factory-farming-a-the-state-of-the-food-industry-this-powerful-film-changed-the-way-millions-of-.html

                                             -- WATCH --

                                              "FOOD, INC"

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

 

6.  BAN LIVE EXPORT TRADE: Pakistan buries 21,000 Australian sheep alive in latest Australia live export cruelty http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2814488436/ban-live-export-trade-pakistan-buries-21-000-australian-sheep-alive-in-latest-australia-live-export-cruelty

 

7. (CAFOs) 4.3 BILLION Confined Farm Animals Pose Environmental and Public Health Risks - AG GAG LAWS http://sco.lt/62Uh1d

 

 

MORE, BIGGER, FASTER - What You Need To Know About Factory Farming Your Food  http://sco.lt/8usxzV

 

 

8. Exclusive: undercover inside the US dairy industry http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1918256069/exclusive-undercover-inside-the-us-dairy-industry

                                                        WATCH

*** AN AUSTRALIAN FOUR CORNERS ABC TV INVESTIGATION  - Live Animal Exports "ANOTHER BLOODY BUSINESS"  http://sco.lt/8MgOwL

 

MORE ON FACTORY FARMING

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=animal+abuse

 

 

 

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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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

June 26, 2013 Huffington Post Green: Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé:
CHOICE OF MONSANTO BETRAYS WORLD FOOD PRIZE PURPOSE, SAY GLOBAL LEADERS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frances-moore-lappe-and-anna-lappe/choice-of-monsanto-betray_b_3499045.html

 

                 BIOTECH'S ASSAULT ON OUR CHILDREN'S MINDS

            The ABCs of GMOs . Brainwashing Kids With School Book

                                        http://sco.lt/6TduPB


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/

 

 

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

 

 

                                                   WATCH

               "SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY - Vandana Shiva

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

 

 

                          OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET -

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

 

 

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

 

                                Center for Media and Democracy

                  MONSANTO : SOURCE WATCH - INFOGRAPHIC

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

 

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
       "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?"
                      A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki
                                        http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

 

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

 

 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 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

 

                                                     WATCH

                        ROUNDUP: THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE 

NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S GMO "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP

                                          http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

 

▶ 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

 

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

 

                                              ---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

 

▶ 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                       ▶ 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/

 

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

 

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

 

The Diplomat, July 04, 2014
AGENT ORANGE LEGACY SCOURGES VIETNAM -- STILL. 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/

 

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

 

 

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                                  THE GMO PATENT MONOPOLY

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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

                               

                                    IT ALL BEGINS WITH THE SEED

                                   

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

 

The Associated Press Report:

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

 

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

 

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

 

                            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


 

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   -▶ MONSANTO PROPAGANDA INDOCTRINATING OUR KIDS TO GMOs http://sco.lt/7srA7V

 

  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

 

▶ WHO SWAYS THE USDA ON GMO APPROVALS?  "REGULATORY CAPTURE" — Harvard Business School Working Knowledge

PLEASE READ THE COMMENTS AT END OF ARTICLE:

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1612233215/who-sways-the-usda-on-gmo-approvals-regulatory-capture

 

 

 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

 

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

 

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/

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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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


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

 

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

 

 

▶ 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

 

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

 

 June 10, 2013 IPS

▶ PESTICIDES & ROSES: KENYA'S FARMS NO BED OF ROSES http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/06/kenyas-flower-farms-no-bed-of-roses/

 

 

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                                            A MUST WATCH

                              MONSANTO: A DOCUMENTARY

                  HOW MONSANTO CONTROLS FARMERS

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

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

 

 

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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                                                  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

 

 

 

 

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

                GLOBAL DOMINATION, TRADE & MANIPULATIONS

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

 

 ▶ 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 INi 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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▶ 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/

 

 

 

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                  CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF WORLD FOOD SUPPLY

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

 

▶ 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

 

July 1, 2013 Food & Water Watch - New Report:
▶ SUPERWEEDS: HOW BIOTECH CROPS BOLSTER THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/reports/superweeds/

 

July 2, 2013 Forbes
▶ GMO CROPS MEAN MORE HERBICIDE, NOT LESS http://www.forbes.com/sites/bethhoffman/2013/07/02/gmo-crops-mean-more-herbicide-not-less/

 

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


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

 

June 10, 2013 Phys Org
▶ BIOTECH GMO CROPS vs PESTS: SUCCESSES AND FAILURES FROM THE FIRST BILLION ACRES http://phys.org/news/2013-06-pests-resistant-gm-crops.html

 

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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/

 

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

 

 

 

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                               PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS AND BEES

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

 

                                       BATTLE FOR THE BEES:

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

 

July 29, 2013 Care2
▶ HERE'S WHAT'S KILLING BEES... AND WHY WE'RE ALL SCREWED http://www.care2.com/causes/heres-whats-killing-bees-and-why-were-all-screwed.html

 

                                 SILENCING THE SCIENTIST:

                  TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA

                               ALTRAZINE AND ECOCIDE

                                   http://sco.lt/8N2Lfl

 

April 5, 2012 Science News
▶ YET ANOTHER STUDY LINKS INSECTICIDE TO BEE LOSSES -
Findings point to treated GMO corn seed — and corn syrup — as possible links to a pandemic afflicting North American pollinators http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/339726/description/Yet_another_study_links_insecticide_to_bee_losses

 

                                                      WATCH

EXCELLENT SHORT VIDEO ON THE EFFECTS MULTIPLE PESTICIDES ARE HAVING UPON BEES http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-fXYR9FTfM

 

---  MORE ON BEES, POLLINATORS AND PESTICIDES

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=bees

 

 

 

 

                               ▶▶   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

 

 

                                               ▶  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

 

▶ ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

June 30, 2013 Grist
▶ SHOULD THE "NOBEL PRIZE FOR FOOD" GO TO A MONSANTO EXEC?  http://grist.org/food/should-the-nobel-prize-for-food-go-to-a-monsanto-exec/?utm_source=syndication&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feed

 


 

 



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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


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


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


farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014
CAN 'LAND GRABS' BY FOREIGN INVESTORS IN AFRICA FEED THE HUNGRY?  http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23794


 ▶ 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
CORPORATE INFLUENCE THROUGH THE G8NA AND OBAMA'S NEW ALLIANCE FOR FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION IN AFRICA. In 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


 

                                              AFRICA - SOLD

OBAMA PUTS G8, BIG 6 BIOTECH CHEMICAL GMO GIANTS IN CHARGE OF "ENDING HUNGER" IN AFRICA http://sco.lt/7ENN8D


 

farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014

LAND GRABS AND RESPONSIBLE AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT IN AFRICA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23794


                                                    WATCH (56:27)
                            STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                   HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU

 

World Development Movement

 ▶ 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/


                              SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

                                 http://pambazuka.org/en/issue/688


 

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


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/

 

                                                  -- WATCH --

                                   Documentary: Farmland Grab
                                           "PLANET FOR SALE"

                    BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

                         http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542


 

LAND GRABS:  HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/5YJpKb

 

LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/5kSOFl

 

A VIP READ: THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/8YbdY1


 

 

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          SHOULD WE "WESTERNIZE" AFRICA FOR OUR OWN GAINS?

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

 

 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


▶  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

 

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


 

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/

 

 

                                   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 CORPORATE 'PHILANTHROCAPITALISTS' TAKEOVER OF AFRICAN AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY  http://sco.lt/6CHP3R

 

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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/

 

 Modern Farmer, February 24, 2014
  -▶ WALL STREET QUIETLY GOBBLING UP AMERICA'S FARM LAND http://modernfarmer.com/2014/02/wall-street-quietly-gobbling-americas-farm-land/

 

 ▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN & FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8mcmbR

 

                                            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


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 (NO CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY HERE)  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

 

 

 

                                           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


 

 ▶ WORLD BANK AND UN CARBON OFFSET SCHEME 'COMPLICIT' IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS  http://sco.lt/5IxW2j

 

-▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/72Hsf3

 

 ▶ BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY? THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD http://sco.lt/5z3gzB


                                              BAN GMOs NOW

                 A Special Report, Institute of Science In Society

                                           http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz

 

                              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/


 

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Syngenta - Silencing the Scientist: Altrazine and Deadly Bee Neonicotinoids Poisoning Ecosystems and Your Health

Syngenta - Silencing the Scientist:   Altrazine and Deadly Bee Neonicotinoids Poisoning Ecosystems and Your Health | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

                         A CRIMINAL ATTACK ON OUR PLANET

                          Guardian Environment, June 23, 2014

-▶ TOXIC 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. 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.
    The researchers compare their impact with that reported in Silent Spring, the landmark 1962 book by Rachel Carson that revealed the decimation of birds and insects by the blanket use of DDT and other pesticides and led to the modern environmental movement.
    Billions of dollars’ worth of the potent and long-lasting neurotoxins are sold every year but regulations have failed to prevent the poisoning of almost all habitats, the international team of scientists concluded in the most detailed study yet. As a result, they say, creatures essential to global food production – from bees to earthworms – are likely to be suffering grave harm and the chemicals must be phased out... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/24/insecticides-world-food-supplies-risk

 

 

Harvard Gazette, August 19, 2014
- ▶ ARE FAILING BEES OUR WARNING SIGN FOR HUMAN HEALTH IMPLICATIONS? Harvard School of Public Health’s (HSPH) Chengsheng (Alex) Lu, an associate professor of environmental exposure biology,  believes that the potential human health implications of colony collapse disorder extend beyond the drop in pollination — though that is worrisome enough — to the impact on humans of long exposure to low-level poisons like neonicotinoid pesticides...links the pesticide to the recent increase in neurological conditions in children such as autism and ADHD. http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2014/08/are-failing-bees-our-warning-sign/

 

 

Organic View, September 19, 2012
- ▶ NEW NEONICOTINOID RESEARCH:  IMMUNE SUPPRESSION BY NEONICOTINOID INSECTICIDES AT ROOT OF GLOBAL WILDLIFE DECLINE http://www.theorganicview.com/environment/dr-sanchez-bayo-discusses-new-neonicotinoid-research/

 

 - ▶ 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/

 

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                                             VIDEO REPORT

                            Democracy Now, February 21, 2014

                                    - SILENCING SCIENCE

We speak with scientist Tyrone Hayes of the University of California, Berkeley, who discovered a widely used herbicide may have harmful effects on the endocrine system. But when he tried to publish the results, the chemical’s manufacturer launched a campaign to discredit his work. Hayes was first hired in 1997 by a company, which later became agribusiness giant Syngenta, to study their product, atrazine, a pesticide that is applied to more than half the corn crops in the United States, and widely used on golf courses and Christmas tree farms. When Hayes found results Syngenta did not expect — that atrazine causes sexual abnormalities in frogs, and could cause the same problems for humans — it refused to allow him to publish his findings. A new article in The New Yorker magazine uses court documents from a class action lawsuit against Syngenta to show how it sought to smear Hayes’ reputation and prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from banning the profitable chemical, which is already banned by the European Union.... http://www.democracynow.org/2014/2/21/silencing_the_scientist_tyrone_hayes_on

 

 New Yorker, February 10, 2014

-▶ DESTROYING A GOOD REPUTATION:  THE SCIENTIST WHO TOOK ON A POWERFUL, GLOBAL HERBICIDE MANUFACTURER http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/02/10/140210fa_fact_aviv?currentPage=all

 

                                                          VIDEO

                                         RT New, May 15, 2014
 -▶ SYNGENTA'S METHODS OF SILENCING GMO OPPOSITION ARE UNBELIEVABLE http://rt.com/op-edge/159184-syngenta-gmo-opposition-silencing/

 

June 17, 2013 100Reporters
▶ PEST CONTROL: SYNGENTA'S SECRET CAMPAIGN TO DISCREDIT 'ALTRAZINE' CRITICS http://100r.org/2013/06/pest-control-syngentas-secret-campaign-to-discredit-atrazines-critics/

 

June 18, 2013 Grist
  ▶  SYNGENTA PLAYS DIRTY TO SHAPE PUBLIC OPINION ON HERBICIDE http://grist.org/food/syngenta-plays-dirty-to-shape-public-opinion-on-herbicide/?utm_source=syndication&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feed

 

  ▶  SYNGENTA'S PAID THIRD PARTY PUNDITS TO SPIN THE NEWS ON ENDROCINE DISRUPTOR WEED KILLER "ATRAZINE" http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1155385189/syngenta-s-paid-third-party-pundits-to-spin-the-news-on-endrocine-disruptor-atrazine

 

 

  ▶  AGRICHEMICAL GIANT, SYNGENTA, FAULTS EU BEE PESTICIDE BAN :  AN INDUSTRY IN DENIAL http://sco.lt/4nspjV

 

- ▶ ENDROCINE AG CHEMICAL DISRUPTERS A GLOBAL EMERGENCY: NEW UN STUDY REVEALS OUR CHEMICAL FOLLY http://sco.lt/6KqMcb

 

Guardian Environment, July 15, 2014 - George Monbiot
 -▶ BAN NEONICOTINOIDS NOW -- TO AVERT ANOTHER SILENT SPRING. This pesticide is destroying life across the natural world: the evidence cannot be denied. Only a global moratorium will stop it http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/15/ban-neonicotinoids-another-silent-spring-pesticide-moratorium

 

Mongabay, July 15, 2014
 -▶ 'STOP USING THE BLOODY THINGS' : PESTICIDES LINKED TO BEE COLLAPSE NOW BLAMED FOR BIRD DECLINES http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0715-hance-neonicotinoids-birds.html

 

Summit Voice, July 10, 2014
 -▶ BUMBLEBEES LOSE FORAGING SKILLS AFTER EXPOSURE TO SYSTEMIC NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES. Bumblebees carrying tiny transmitters have helped show how long-term exposure to systemic neonicotinoid pesticides prevents the insects from learning all the skills they need to forage for pollen. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/10/environment-bumblebees-lose-foraging-skills-after-exposure-to-systemic-neonicotinoid-pesticides/

 

 Guardian Environment, July 09, 2014
    -▶ CRIMINAL: NEONICOTINOID AGRICULTURAL INSECTICIDES, DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, BIODIVERSITY AND YOUR HEALTH -  LINKED TO RECENT FALL IN FARMLAND BIRD NUMBERS. Peer-Reviewed Research, published in the leading journal Nature has revealed pervasive pollution by these nerve agents now threatening all food production. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/09/neonicotinoids-farmland-birds

 

Mother Jones, November 07, 2011

 -▶ INDEPENDENT PANEL: EPA UNDERESTIMATES ALTRAZINE'S CANCER RISK http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2011/11/atrazine-cancer-epa

 

Treehugger, March 06, 2014
 ▶ A SILENT EPIDEMIC OF NEUROTOXINS IS THREATENING OUR CHILDREN'S BRAINS http://www.treehugger.com/health/silent-epidemic-neurotoxins-threatening-our-childrens-brains.html

 

       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

 

 

  The Ecologist, July 02, 2014
 -▶ NEONICOTINOIDS ARE POISONING NOT JUST 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

 

BBC News, June 23, 2014

-▶ WIDESPREAD IMPACTS OF NEONICOTINOIDS 'IMPOSSIBLE TO DENY': UNEQUIVOCAL EVIDENCE Neonicotinoid pesticides are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial species and are a key factor in the decline of bees, say scientists http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27980344

 

 ▶ REPORT:  HOW WORLDWIDE USE OF NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDE IS DESTROYING WILDLIFE, POLLUTING WATERWAYS

“It is clear that these chemicals have the potential to affect entire food chains. The environmental persistence of the neonicotinoids, their propensity for runoff and for groundwater infiltration, and their cumulative and largely irreversible mode of action in invertebrates raise significant environmental concerns.” http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2013/07/17/neonicotinoid-insecticide-toxicity.aspx

 

Beyond Pesticides, May 21, 2014

LANDMARK LEGISLATION

-▶ NEONICOTINOIDS: MINNESOTA PASSES BILL TO LABEL GARDEN PLANTS FOR POLLINATORS. Under the bill passed by Minnesota’s House and Senate last week, plants may not be labeled as beneficial to pollinators if they have been treated with detectible levels of systemic insecticides.

     Bees and beekeepers are in dire need of protection from the effects of systemic neonicotinoid pesticides. Neonicotinoids are a relatively new class of insecticides that share a common mode of action that affect the central nervous system of insects, resulting in paralysis and death. They include imidacloprid, acetamiprid, clothianidin, dinotefuran, nithiazine, thiacloprid and thiamethoxam. Currently, neonicotinoid insecticides are the most widely used class of insecticides in the world and comprise about 25% of the global agrichemical market.

Neonicotinoids are systemic, meaning that as the plant grows the pesticide becomes incorporated into the plant (AND WE HUMANS DIGEST THIS???)  http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=13312

 

Guardian Environment, July 04, 2014
 ▶ SYNGENTA WITHDRAWS APPLICATION TO USE KILLER BANNED PESTICIDE LINKED TO BEE HARM http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/04/syngneta-banned-pesticide-bees http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/04/syngneta-banned-pesticide-bees

 

Guardian Environment, June 25, 2014
 ▶ SYNGENTA SEEKS 'EMERGENCY' EXEMPTION TO USE BANNED INSECTICIDE ON UK CROPS. If approved, up to one-third of UK oilseed rape crops could be treated with neonicotinoids despite a European ban http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/25/syngenta-exemption-neonicotinoid-insecticide-ban-oilseed-rape

 

The Post, Canada, June 19, 2013

▶  BEES DYING BY THE MILLIONS AS GMO CORN WITH THEIR PESTICIDES ARE PLANTED http://www.thepost.on.ca/2013/06/19/bees-dying-by-the-millions

 

 ▶  OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF

 

Buzz About Bees, April 29, 2014

 -▶ 80,000 BEE COLONIES POISONED IN CALIFORNIA DURING ALMOND POLLINATION - THE DEVASTATING BEE DIE-OFF
http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/Bee-Colonies-Poisoned-in-California.html

 

Guardian Environment, May 09, 2014
 -▶ HONEYBEES ABANDONING HIVES AND DYING DUE TO NEONICOTIONOID 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

 

  IUCN, June 24, 2014
 ▶ SYSTEMIC PESTICIDES POSE GLOBAL THREAT TO BIODIVERSITY, ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH. The conclusions of a new meta-analysis (800 Scientists) of the systemic pesticides neonicotinoids and fipronil (neonics) confirm that they are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial invertebrate species and are a key factor in the decline of bees. http://www.iucn.org/news_homepage/?16025/Systemic-Pesticides-Pose-Global-Threat-to-Biodiversity-And-Ecosystem-Services

 

 Grist, June 25, 2014
 -▶ EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT NEONIC PESTICIDES IS AWFUL http://grist.org/news/everything-we-know-about-neonic-pesticides-is-awful/

 

 Digital Journal , July 02, 2014
 -▶ GENETICALLY ENGINEERED U.S. COTTON GROWERS WANT UNLICENSED, HIGHLY TOXIC PESTICIDE USE ON 3 MILLION ACRES - FURTHER POISONING SOIL, WATER AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THE ENVIRONMENT -- EXCEPT THE COTTON http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2031904

 

▶ 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

 

 - ▶ 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/


 Bleeding Heartland, July 02, 3013
 -▶ TIME FOR TOM VILSACK, US SEC. OF AGRICULTURE, TO SHOW LEADERSHIP ON GMO PESTICIDE WEED CONTROL http://www.bleedingheartland.com/diary/7011/time-for-tom-vilsack-to-show-leadership-on-weed-control

 

                                           BAN GMOs NOW -

                                       A Special ISIS 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

 

Huffington Post Green, June 17, 2014
 -▶ CHINA'S REJECTION OF GMO CORN HAS COST U.S. UP TO $2.9 BILLION. The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) estimated in a report that rejections of shipments containing Syngenta AG's Agrisure Viptera corn resulted in losses of at least $1 billion, based on an economic analysis that included data supplied by top global grain exporters. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/gmo-corn-china_n_5162921.html

 

 Global Research, July 02, 2014

 ▶ ACQUIESCING TO BIG BIOTECH:  RELENTLESS DRIVE TO FORCE GMO CROPS AND THEIR  PESTICIDES INTO BRITAIN http://www.globalresearch.ca/acquiescing-to-big-biotech-relentless-drive-to-force-gmo-crops-into-britain/5389562

 

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

 

 May 2, 2013 Guardian Environment

▶ USA BOWS TO POWERFUL BIOTECH CHEMICAL CARTEL - REJECTS EU CLAIM OF INSECTICIDE AS PRIME REASON FOR BEE COLONY COLLAPSE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/02/us-bee-report-pesticide-eu

 

                                                      WATCH

                                   May 17, 2013 Natural News

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

 

 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

 

USA Today, March 28, 2013
 ▶ STUDY: TWO-THIRDS OF PESTICIDES IN CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND IN ENVIRONMENT GOT EPA LOOPHOLE APPROVAL WITH MINIMUM OR NO TESTING http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/03/27/pesticides-get-flawed-epa-approval/2024991/

 

100 Reporters, February 15, 2012
 ▶ THE BAIT AND SWITCH TACTICS OF THE PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL INDUSTRY:  FDA OVERSIGHT? WEIGHING THE PARTS, IGNORING THE WHOLE. In the EPA’s process for registering chemicals...pesticide makers win approval for specific active ingredients, and then mix those chemicals with a number of other ingredients. The result is a far different formulation that has bypassed government safety reviews and is then sold to the public.  “Virtually no pesticide is registered by the EPA. The EPA only registers the active ingredient.”
http://100r.org/2012/02/epa-oversight-weighing-the-parts-ignoring-the-whole/

 

Institute of Science in Society
  ▶  SYNGENTA CHARGED FOR COVERING UP LIVESTOCK DEATHS FROM GM CORN Bt INSECTICIDEhttp://www.i-sis.org.uk/Syngenta_Charged_for_Covering_Up_Livestock_Deaths_from_GM_Corn.php

 

 

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 ▶ DEADLY PESTICIDE PRETREATED PLANTS/SEEDS SOLD TO CONSUMERS AS 'BEE FRIENDLY - UNLABELED http://sco.lt/93qJaj

 

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/

 

 July 21, 2013 - Summit County

▶ PESTICIDES, SUPPRESSING INSECT IMMUNE SYSTEMS AT ROOT OF BEE, BAT AND AMPHIBIAN DIE-OFFS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/07/21/environment-pesticides-may-be-at-the-root-of-bee-bat-and-amphibian-die-offs/

 

The Age, August 16, 2013
▶ DEFORMED INSECTS BLAMED ON PESTICIDE USE http://www.theage.com.au/environment/deformed-insects-blamed-on-pesticide-use-20130815-2rzi6.html

 

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

 

The Independent, June 24, 2014
-▶ PESTICIDES LINKED TO MASS BEE DEATHS ALSO KILL OTHER FRIENDLY ORGANISMS INCLUDING BIRDS AND FISH. A group of 29 scientists from four continents found unequivocal evidence from hundreds of published studies to claim that “neonics” – the most widely used pesticides in the world – are having a dramatic impact on the ecosystems that support food production and wildlife. http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/pesticides-linked-to-mass-bee-deaths-also-affect-other-friendly-organisms-including-birds-and-fish-9557959.html

 

January 10, 2012 Mother Jones

 ▶   BAYER RAKES IN $1 BILLION IN 2010 WITH BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/01/purdue-study-implicates-bayer-pesticide-bee-die-offs

 

Friends of The Earth, Jun 25, 2014
▶  NEW TESTS FIND BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES IN 51% OF "BEE-FRIENDLY" PLANTS FROM GARDEN CENTERS ACROSS U.S. AND CANADA http://www.foe.org/news/archives/2014-06-new-tests-find-bee-killing-pesticides-in-51-percent-of-bee-friendly-plants

 

 -▶ TRACKING THE CAUSES OF MASSIVE MONARCH BUTTERFLY DECLINE: GMOs, PESTICIDES, HABITAT LOSS DUE TO MEGA MONOCROP FARMING http://sco.lt/8iXChl

 

 

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

 

 Huffington Post Green, June 21, 2014

-▶ PRESIDENT OBAMA ESTABLISHES TASK FORCE TO 'SAVE THE BEES' http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/21/obama-white-house-task-force-bees-pesticides_n_5518049.html

 

                                                  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/

 

Mother Jones, January/February 2014 Issue

 -▶ THE FROG OF WAR. When biologist Tyrone Hayes discovered that a top-selling herbicide messes with sex hormones, its manufacturer went into battle mode. Thus began one of the weirdest feuds in the history of science http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2011/11/tyrone-hayes-atrazine-syngenta-feud-frog-endangered

 

 

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                                                SYNGENTA

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                                                          VIDEO
                                       Mother Jones, May 11, 2012
                 SYNGENTA HAS AN ORWELLIAN HERBICIDE AD, TOO
http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/05/video-syngenta-herbicide-ad

 

 April 11, 2013 Corporate Europe Observatory
▶ PRIVATE LETTERS REVEAL SYNGENTA AND BAYER'S FURIOUS LOBBYING AGAINST BEE PESTICIDE BAN http://corporateeurope.org/publications/pesticides-against-pollinators

 

Pesticide Action Network, April 17, 2014

 -▶ SPINNING THE SCIENCE ON 'ALTRAZINE' 

In the last few months, investigative reporters in the U.S. and Canada have highlighted Syngenta’s desperate scrambling to discredit atrazine’s critics. Recent pieces in major outlets like the New Yorker and Canada’s 16 x 9, building on important findings first published in 100Reporters, have pulled back the curtain on Syngenta’s PR machine for a broader audience. The message? In the pesticide industry, spin is half the business. Much of the recent media coverage zeroes in on Dr. Tyrone Hayes, the Berkeley biologist who was on Syngenta’s payroll until his findings raised red flags about atrazine. http://www.panna.org/blog/spinning-science-atrazine

 

 May 9, 2013 Sustainable Food Trust
 ▶ AGRI-CHEMICAL PR STRATEGIES http://sustainablefoodtrust.org/articles/pr-strategies-of-the-agri-chemical-companies/

 

 ▶ SYNGENTA'S PAID THIRD PARTY PUNDITS TO SPIN THE NEWS ON ENDROCINE DISRUPTOR WEED KILLER "ATRAZINE" http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1155385189/syngenta-s-paid-third-party-pundits-to-spin-the-news-on-endrocine-disruptor-atrazine

 

June 18, 2013 Grist
▶ SYNGENTA PLAYS DIRTY TO SHAPE PUBLIC OPINION ON HERBICIDE http://grist.org/food/syngenta-plays-dirty-to-shape-public-opinion-on-herbicide/?utm_source=syndication&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feed

 

Environmental Health News, June 17,2014

-▶ FROGS FEMINIZED BY PESTICIDE "ALTRAZINE" http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/atrazine-health

 

October 3, 2012
▶  HOW GMOs UNLEASHED A PESTICIDE GUSHER http://www.carighttoknow.org/gmos_unleashed_a_pesticide_gusher

 

Pesticide Action Network, April 15, 2014

▶ SYNGENTA'S NEXT TARGET: JACKSON COUNTY, OREGON Last week, Swiss-based pesticide corporation Syngenta dumped tens of thousands of dollars into a county election in Southern Oregon. Sound familiar? It should. Still reeling from their recent defeat in Kaua'i, Syngenta and the rest of the "Big 6" don’t want to lose any more fights around pesticides and GMOs. http://www.panna.org/blog/syngenta-GE-jackson-county-oregon

 

June 22, 2013 The Daily Sheeple

▶ FBI CALLS DESTRUCTION OF SYNGENTA'S GMO SUGAR BEETS IN OREGON "ECONOMIC SABOTAGE http://www.thedailysheeple.com/breaking-fbi-calls-destruction-of-gmo-sugar-beets-in-oregon-economic-sabotage_062013

 

 THE POWERFUL US GOVT SPONSORED BIOTECH INDUSTRY TWISTS ARMS....AGAIN
Greenpeace EU, April 15, 2014
  ▶  EU PARLIAMENT TO REJECT LABELING OF GM-PESTICIDE CONTAMINATED HONEY http://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/en/News/2014/EU-parliament-to-reject-labelling-of-GM-contaminated-honey/

 

Institute of Science in Society
▶ SYNGENTA CHARGED FOR COVERING UP LIVESTOCK DEATHS FROM GM CORN Bt INSECTICIDE http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Syngenta_Charged_for_Covering_Up_Livestock_Deaths_from_GM_Corn.php

 

 ▶  AGRICHEMICAL GIANT SYNGENTA FAULTS EU PEER-REVIEWED STUDY TO CURB THEIR KILLER PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/8fqLQ1

 

June 27, 2013 EcoWatch

▶ SCIENTISTS CALL FOR END TO COSMETIC INSECTICIDE ON CITY/COUNTY LANDS AFTER BUMBLEBEE GENOCIDE IN OREGON http://ecowatch.com/2013/end-cosmetic-insecticideafter-bumblebee-genocide/

 

EurActive, August 28, 2013

▶  SYNGENTA TAKES EU TO COURT OVER PESTICIDE BAN http://www.euractiv.com/science-policymaking/swiss-firm-takes-commission-cour-news-529974

 

EurActive, April 29, 2014

▶  INSECTICIDE FIRMS, SYNGENTA, IN SECRET BID TO STOP BAN THAT COULD SAVE BEES http://www.euractiv.com/sustainability/insecticide-firms-secret-bid-ban-news-519410


EurActive, February 04, 2014

 -▶ EUROPEAN UNION: BAYER, SYNGENTA PESTICIDES HALVE BEES POLLEN GATHERING ABILITY, RESEARCH SHOWS. A two-year EU ban of three neonicotinoids, the most widely used insecticides in the world, began in December, following research that showed harm to honey and bumblebees. The neonicotinoids are "systemic" pesticides, being applied to seeds so that the chemical spreads within the plants. Over three-quarters of the world's food crops require insect pollination, but bees have declined in recent decades due to loss of flower-rich habitat, disease and pesticide use. http://www.euractiv.com/cap/pesticides-halve-bees-pollen-gat-news-533220

 

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                                     INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

                              Beyond Pesticides, October 22, 2013
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

 

 

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

                             THE FULL  SCOOP ON BEE CRISIS HERE

 

                           -▶  THE BATTLE FOR THE BEES -▶ 

            Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                         http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

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

 

 Center for Food Safety, December 02, 2013
▶ BEES CAN'T WAIT 5 MORE YEARS  http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/2753/broad-coalition-is-building-buzz-to-raise-awareness-of-pollinator-declines

 

                                        GARDENERS BEWARE:

BEE DIE-OFF WORSENING: GMO SEEDS, PLANTS, BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES SNEAKED INTO CONSUMER MARKETS - UNLABELED http://sco.lt/8UUjT7

 

▶ 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

 

 

-▶ PESTICIDE LOBBY SPENDS TENS OF MILLIONS TO DEFEND CHEMICALS TIED TO BEE DEATHS AND HUMAN ILL-HEALTH  http://sco.lt/8nhcsT

 

PBS Science, February 25, 2014
▶  U.S. AILING BEES GET $3 MILLION TO RESTORE HEALTH http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/u-s-bees-get-3-million/

 

    -▶ PESTICIDES/CHEMICALS ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING ECOSYSTEMS, POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS http://sco.lt/8B0MVN

 

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

 

             MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES 59%.

NOW AT LOWEST LEVEL EVER:  INDUSTRIAL AG AND PESTICIDES

                                          http://sco.lt/5epVmz

 

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

 

 Mother Jones, February 10, 2014

-▶ WHY THE EPA CAN'T MANAGE TO BLOCK THIS GNARLY HERBICIDE

http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/02/why-epa-cant-ban-atrazine

 

Center for Food Safety, March 24, 2014
-▶ NEW REPORT:  WIDELY-USED NEONICOTINOID SEED TREATMENTS ARE UNNECESSARY IN MOST CASES: A CHEMICAL BONANZA FOR THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/3000/new-report-widely-used-neonicotinoid-seed-treatments-are-unnecessary-in-most-cases#

 

 Treehugger, May 12, 2014

 -▶ NO. 1 PESTICIDE KILLING HONEYBEES http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/no-1-pesticide-killing-honeybees.html

 

Common Dreams, April 28, 2014

  -▶ FOLLOW THE HONEY:  7 WAYS PESTICIDE COMPANIES ARE SPINNING THE BEE CRISIS http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/28-3

 

 

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

                 THE SCIENCE AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

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

 

                                                     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/

 

 

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

UPDATE:

Environmental Health News, October 15, 2013
-▶  SCIENTIST WITH EXTENSIVE INDUSTRY TIES QUITS KEY SCIENTIFIC EU COMMISSION REPORTING ON PESTICIDES http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/scientist-resigns

 

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

 

New York Times, March 15, 2014
-▶ PHILANTHROCAPITALISM:  BILLIONAIRES WITH BIG IDEAS ARE PRIVATIZING AMERICAN SCIENCE http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/16/science/billionaires-with-big-ideas-are-privatizing-american-science.html?hp&_r=1

 

  ▶  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

 

 April 30, 2013 - New Scientist
▶ GOOD ARTICLE EXPLAINING RESEARCH : BEES NEED EUROPE'S PESTICIDE BAN, WHATEVER THE UK OR US SAYS http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23465-bees-need-europes-pesticide-ban-whatever-the-uk-says.html?page=1

 

                                                       WATCH

  INCESTUOUS RELATIONSHIPS: THE US AGRIBUSINESSES, FOOD CORPORATIONS AND REGULATORY BODIES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2730001051/incestuous-relationships-the-us-agribusinesses-food-corporations-and-regulatory-bodies-video

 

▶ THE POWERFUL USDA ALLOW MORE GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS WITH Bt TOXIC PESTICIDES TO MARKET, DESPITE SERIOUS HEALTH CONCERNS  http://sco.lt/7VOZZx

 

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

 

                                                     WATCH

                        ROUNDUP: THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE 

NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S GMO "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

 

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

 

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


 ▶   THOUSANDS OF DYING FARMERS IN SRI LANKA: STUDIES LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE TO GMO AGROCHEMICALS http://sco.lt/6gKuMT

 

   -▶ THINK THOSE PESTICIDES AND CHEMICALS IN YOUR FOOD & ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED?  http://sco.lt/72z4gD

 

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

 

Bloomberg, June 24, 2014
 -▶ MONSANTO SAID TO HAVE WEIGHED $40 BILLION SYNGENTA DEAL, THUS AVOIDING U.S.A. TAXES (AND LITIGATION?) http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-23/monsanto-said-to-have-weighed-40-billion-syngenta-deal.html

 

 

 May 22, 2013 Nation Of Change

-▶ARE GMO CROPS PRODUCING HEALTH-COMPROMISING, FAKE HORMONES IN YOUR BODY? http://www.nationofchange.org/are-gmo-crops-producing-health-compromising-fake-hormones-your-body-1369236908

 

Grist, March 03, 2014
 ▶ YOU SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT THE HIGH LEVELS OF WEED KILLER IN OUR AIR AND WATER http://grist.org/list/you-should-be-worried-about-the-high-levels-of-weed-killer-in-air-and-water-heres-why/

 

  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

 

 EurActive, February 25, 2014

▶  AFRICAN FARMERS CUT USE OF 'TOXIC' PESTICIDES FOR NATURAL 'BIOPESTICIDES' . Cotton farmers in Mali have reduced their use of toxic pesticides and cut costs through an education project carried out by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and partially funded by the European Union.

   The UN established field schools to train cotton farmers to use alternative forms of pest control, such as “biopesticides”, which led to a 92% decrease in the use of toxic pesticides.

   The use of the biopesticides, such as neem tree extract, meant that the farmers refrained from using an estimated 47,000 litres of synthesised pesticides, saving them nearly half a million dollars over the study period. The biopesticides, which had no negative impacts on yields, therefore proved to be three times more cost-effective than synthetic pesticides. http://www.euractiv.com/sustainability/african-farmers-cut-use-toxic-pe-news-533719

 

EurActive, March 15, 2014
▶  JUDGEMENT DAY:  EUROPEAN UNION TO VOTE ON 'CHEMICAL ARMAGEDDON' FOR BEES http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/judgement-day-eu-vote-chemical-a-news-518547

 

                                                      WATCH

                               FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                           A WORLD WITHOUT AMPHABIANS

                                              http://sco.lt/5U62ML

 

                                                      WATCH:

           THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO (FULL LENGTH)

                         The Leader of the Biotech Chemical Cartel

                                          http://sco.lt/7wFWFN

 

 

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

 

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

 

  ▶  WHAT PESTICIDE EXPOSURE IS DOING TO YOUR BODY  http://sco.lt/5ph8oz

 

 June 18, 2013 Mongabay

▶ PESTICIDES DECIMATING DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0618-hance-pesticides-insects.html


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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 -▶ PESTICIDES SPARK BROAD BIODIVERSITY LOSS  http://sco.lt/8TdGdt

 

August 30, 2013 Sustainable Pulse:

▶ THE NEVER-ENDING TREADMILL OF MORE AND STRONGER PESTICIDES:

-----BIOTECH AG INDUSTRY STARTS NEW ERA OF PESTICIDE-PROMOTING AGRICULTURE http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/08/30/biotech-industry-starts-new-era-of-pesticide-promoting-agriculture/#.UigyP7zc-RQ

 

 October 7, 2010 The Ecologist

 ▶   HOW THE GLOBAL SEED MARKET (PATENTS, AGRICULTURE, PESTICIDES) IS CONTROLLED BY FIVE COMPANIES: MONSANTO, SYNGENTA, BAYER, DOW AND DUPONT
Graphic illustrates how just five biotech giants have increased their control of the global seed market and accompanying pesticides, promoting monoculture farming and making it harder for farmers to find alternative sources of seeds
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/625294/revealed_how_seed_market_is_controlled_by_monsanto_syngenta_bayer_dow_dupont.html

 

  ▶ THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER AGRICULTURE AND  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

 

 -▶  ON YOUR FOOD, PESTICIDES AND THE TRAGEDY OF PESTICIDE FARMING http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=why+is+our+food+being+made+and+modified

 

 ▶  CONTEMPORARY CORPORATE AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xupV3

 

 

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Eben Lenderking's curator insight, July 24, 1:47 AM

This is a very, very grave issue…boycott Syngenta and their peers, pressure your government, and don't use pesticides.

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Our Industrial, Western Agricultural Food System Is Destroying the Earth and Our Health

Our Industrial, Western Agricultural Food System Is Destroying the Earth and Our Health | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

 AllAfrica, January 07, 2014

▶OUR CONTEMPORARY, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH

Over the course of the past century our food supply has shifted from local to global. Most food our grandparents ate was grown regionally, often by neighbourhood farmers.

   Today our food comes from across the world. More importantly, it is often produced in highly destructive ways, at the lowest possible cost.

Consequently our food production system is responsible for accelerating the rate of destruction of the very ecosystems we are reliant upon in order to maintain our delicate global environmental equilibrium.

   We cut and clear the lungs of the world, our tropical rainforests, to feed livestock or grow dishonestly named "biofuels". We bulldoze natural filtration systems and the nurseries for life like wetlands and mangrove swamps to produce luxury foods for obese populations...  http://allafrica.com/stories/201401071158.html?viewall=1

 

                                               WATCH 59:94
                                              Vandana Shiva
                             THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND SEED
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYwOTLopWIw

 

                               SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

                                      http://www.pambazuka.org/en/

 

 

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

 

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

 

 BBC News, March 03, 2014

 -▶ FEWER CROPS FEEDING THE WORLD: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE THREATENING FOOD SECURITY http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26382067

 

 Union Of Concerned Scientists

▶  OUR AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM HAS LOST IT'S WAY - TOWARD HEALTHY FOOD AND FARMS - http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/

 

Common Dreams, February 18, 2013

 ▶ INDUSTRIAL AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2

 

Common Dreams, March 21, 2014
  -▶ RADICAL UN REPORT PROMOTES DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF FOOD AND AN END TO CORPORATE DOMINATION http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/03/21-0

 

                                                   WATCH

DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE" 2014 TRIBUNAL PRESIDENT'S STATEMENT http://sco.lt/6qeJU1

 

                                              VIDEO (FASCINATING)
                                     The Poverty-Environment Initiative
 BHUTAN, GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jf9xrnUjpI

 

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

 

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/

 

 ▶ FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE' http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

 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/

 

  -▶ ANOTHER REASON TO AVOID CONVENTIONAL, INDUSTRIAL WHEAT AND GRAINS:  LASHINGS, UPON LASHINGS OF POWERFUL TOXIC INSECTICIDES: NEONICOTINOIDS http://lincoln-adams.wsu.edu/agriculture/NACAA-Wireworm-Control-Poster-2011.pdf

 

▶  OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF

 

TakePart, July 10, 2014

 ▶  LEGAL FIGHT BY CORPORATE AGRICULTURE WHO WANT STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS AND OTHER LEGAL MEASURES TO COUNTER RESISTANCE TO INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE . http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/07/10/right-farm-laws

 

  -▶ THOUSANDS OF SRI LANKA FARMERS DYING: STUDY LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE TO AGROCHEMICALS, PESTICIDES  http://sco.lt/7vsgzp

 

 

                                                  WATCH

                                        April 29, 2013 Bill Moyers ---

                                                VIDEO REPORT

                       YOUR BODY IS A CORPORATE TEST TUBE

http://billmoyers.com/2013/04/29/your-body-is-a-corporate-test-tube

 

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

 

March 29, 2013 EWG Environmental Working Group
▶  A LOOPHOLE FOR PESTICIDES PUTS PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AT RISK - the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved roughly 11,000 pesticides, with little or no safety tests, intended for use in agriculture, inside homes, on lawns, in hand soaps, on clothing and other consumer goods, according to a multi-year investigation by the Natural Resources Defense Council. http://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2013/03/loophole-pesticides-risks-public-health

 

                                                SHORT VIDEO:
                 THE SEVEN MYTHS OF INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE

                                           http://sco.lt/8adA9p

 

HUNGRY CORPORATIONS http://sco.lt/8xbKi1

 

 International Center for Tropical Agriculture, March 03, 2014

 -▶ GLOBALIZED DIET:  MORE FOOD, LESS DIVERSITY, MORE ASSOCIATED RISKS http://www.ciatnews.cgiar.org/2014/03/03/globalized-diet-more-food-less-diversity-more-associated-risks/

 

Green Biz, May 15, 2014
 ▶  WHY WE NEED TO GO BEYOND CORN, WHEAT AND RICE http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/05/15/why-we-need-go-beyond-corn-wheat-and-rice

 

                                    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

 

 

▶  OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF


OutsideOnline, May 12, 2014
▶ YOUR FOOD IS POISONING YOU http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/bodywork/performance-plate/Your-Food-Is-Poisoning-You.html

 

 

Brigit Strawbridge, May 09, 2013
▶  A WEE RANT ABOUT THE WAY WE ARE FARMING THE LIFE OUT OF PLANET EARTH  http://beestrawbridge.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-wee-rant-about-way-we-are-farming.html

 

Nation of Change, May 09, 2014
▶  INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE:  TOO BIG TO SUCCEED http://www.nationofchange.org/industrial-agriculture-too-big-succeed-1399648798

 

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

 

 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

 

 One Green Planet, February 26, 2017

▶ HOW THE GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL FOOD COMPLEX LEAVES PEOPLE HUNGRY AND UNDERNOURISHED http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/whos-eating-the-worlds-grain/

 

 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/

 

  March 10, 2014

 Oliver De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

-▶ 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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       SMALL FARMING vs MEGA MONOCROP CORPORATE FARMING

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September 4, 2013 NPR

▶  THERE WILL BE NO COMPETITION: HOW BIG AGRICULTURE AND USDA ARE EASING OUT SMALL FARMERS WITH NEW FOOD SAFETY RULES http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/09/04/218642746/small-farmers-in-new-england-fear-new-food-safety-rules

 

Nation of Change, April 08, 2014
▶  HOW BIG AG'S CHEMICALS RUINED INDIGENOUS PLANTS AND ERADICATED THE WORLD'S FOOD SUPPLY http://www.nationofchange.org/how-big-ag-s-chemicals-ruined-indigenous-plants-and-eradicated-world-s-food-supply-1396966325

 

Cornucopia Institute, June 11, 2014
 ▶  SMALL FARMERS ARE FEEDING THE WORLD ON LESS LAND. A new study by GRAIN reports that small farmers are the world’s main food producers and they do it on a quarter of the land of large farms. As large monoculture farms continue to gobble up the land to grow exports, small farmers are producing more food per acre and feeding the local people. Biodiversity and companion planting on small farms further reduce crop losses to drought, pests and disease. http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/06/small-farmers-feeding-world-less-land/

 

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

 

 ▶ LAND GRABS:  HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/5YJpKb

 

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

 

 

 CS Globe, Aprl 14, 2014
 ▶  SMALL SCALE FARMING CAN FEED THE WORLD: UN REPORT http://csglobe.com/small-scale-farming-can-feed-world/

 

ETC Group, September 06, 2013

  -▶  WHO WILL FEED US? THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD CHAIN OR THE PEASANT FOOD WEBS? http://www.etcgroup.org/content/poster-who-will-feed-us-industrial-food-chain-or-peasant-food-webs

 

 

                         SUSTAINABLE PEASANT'S AGRICULTURE -
                     STATEMENT OF THE 2014 FARMERS FORUM

                              La Via CampesIna, February 25, 2014
(Rome, February 21, 2014) We, delegates to the 5th Farmers’ Forum, the representatives of small-scale producer organizations, speaking on behalf of millions of small-scale farmers, artisanal fishers, pastoralists, livestock breeders, and indigenous communities, hereby communicate our opinions and proposals to IFAD and its governing bodies...http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/main-issues-mainmenu-27/sustainable-peasants-agriculture-mainmenu-42/1562-statement-of-the-2014-farmers-forum

 

  - ▶ FOOD FOREST CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/5U402L

 

  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

 

Eat Drink Better

▶  HOW FAMILY FARMS CAN FEED THE WORLD AND SAVE THE EARTH http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2014/03/10/family-farms-feed-the-world/

 

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/

 

Guardian Environment, February 03, 2014

-▶ INDIGENOUS DIETS CAN FIGHT MODERN ILLNESSES, SAY HEALTH EXPERTS  Unprecedented levels of chronic non-communicable diseases are prompting calls to revert to the diets of our ancestors to regain lost nutrients. It is believed that such a shift would help to improve society's relationship with the Earth and restore human and environmental health.
"The rise of the industrial model of agriculture has contributed greatly to people being disconnected from the food on their plates," says Sarah Somian, a France-based nutritionist. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/03/indigenous-diets-fight-modern-illnesses

 

 
                                                 WATCH (10:46)

                                        The Satoyama Initiative
SATOYAMA: TOWARD A RURAL SOCIETY IN HARMONY WITH NATURE Japan gave the name of the SATOYAMA Initiative to establishment of universal philosophy for sustainable maintenance and use of natural resources https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAcS6px3WEg

 

                                              ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                        http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

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  Pambazuka -Voices for Freedom and Justice in Africa

▶ HOW MEGA CORPORATIONS FRAME ISSUES OF FOOD AND GLOBAL HUNGER FOR THEIR OWN SELF-INTEREST AND BOTTOM=LINE 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.

...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

 

Eat Drink Better

 -▶ SOYBEANS:  FACTORY FARMING AND THE DESTRUCTION OF LANDS AND LIVES IN ARGENTINA http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2013/12/23/soybeans-factory-farming-destruction-argentina/

 

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

 

                            BAN GMOs NOW - SPECIAL REPORT

                                   Institute of Science in Society

                                             http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

▶ THE CORPORATE 'PHILANTHROCAPITALISTS' TAKEOVER OF AFRICAN AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/6CHP3R

 

▶ 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

 

 

                      AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM? 

         CORPORATE PROFITS v SMALL HOLDER FARMERS INTEREST

                                       http://sco.lt/8JKbIn

 

 

 allAfrica.com: February 18, 2014

▶  DESPITE CLIMATE CHANGE, AFRICAN CAN FEED AFRICA. There is a continuing argument as to whether the industrial agricultural revolution will solve some or all of Africa's climate change problems. However, experts maintain that industrial agriculture currently accounts for one third of all greenhouse gas emissions--the very element most responsible for climate change. Additionally, they believe that the resources and infrastructure required to operate an industrial agricultural system in Africa are impractical for smallholder farmers... http://allafrica.com/stories/201402191455.html

 

                                                 AFRICA - SOLD:

OBAMA PUTS G8, BIG 6 BIOTECH CHEMICAL GMO GIANTS IN CHARGE OF "ENDING HUNGER" IN AFRICA http://sco.lt/7ENN8D

 

                                                       VIDEO

-▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/4l725B

 

 -▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE, INDIGENOUS LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

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 ▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS GOBBLING UP AMERICAN, FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/8mcmbR

 

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

 

 EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

  -▶ STOP FEEDING THE BEAST AND START FEEDING THE PEOPLE. We have a system of predatory agriculture in which corporations pursue private gain relentlessly regardless of the social consequences. Social consequences can be defined as anything from polluting our water, land and air to impacting the health of our families to making the business of farming economically unsustainable. http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/22/stop-feeding-beast-start-feeding-people/

 

 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.

We can choose another fate: understand the land, take care of the soil. We need to farm as nature does – with diverse crops, and plants and animals together – rather than the so-called “monocultural” school of farming that grows huge fields of annual crops. Natural ecosystems are complex, and dominated by perennials, a dense mat of fibrous roots that exists in the soil year-round, tightly holding soil and water. Annual crops have those fully developed living roots for just a few fleeting weeks during the growing season. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/25/california-drought-silicon-valley-moment

 

EcoWatch, March 31, 2014
▶  HOW ECOLOGICAL FARMING BUILDS RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/31/ecological-farming-resilience-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

 

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

 

 

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 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/

 

   -▶ FOOD FIGHTS, CORPORATE TRADE AGREEMENTS, AND STATES' RIGHTS:  DEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY? http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_29258.cfm

 

 ▶ TOP TEN DISTURBING NEWS STORIES AND WHY CORPORATE FOOD IS THREATENING OUR FOOD SUPPLIES http://sco.lt/5QMaqv

 

The Ecologist, June 2, 2014

 -▶ THE BIG TEN FOOD COMPANIES MUST JOIN THE CLIMATE FIGHT. In 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 wellbeing. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2445685

 

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                                                     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 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

 

Humanosphere, February 11, 2015
-▶ WHY CANCER IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES MATTERS, IN ONE GRAPH http://www.humanosphere.org/2014/02/cancer-developing-countries-matters-one-graph/

 

                                                      VIDEO
                                        FACTORY FARMING
                   The Brutal Basics of America's Modern Farms
http://www.aspca.org/blog/factory-farming-video-brutal-basics-modern-farms

 

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April 18, 2014, The Two-Way

 ▶  CHINA ADMITS THAT ONE-FIFTH OF IT'S FARMLAND IS CONTAMINATED - Unbridled industrialization with almost no environmental regulation has resulted in the toxic contamination of one-fifth of China's farmland, the Communist Party has acknowledged for the first time. http://listen.sdpb.org/post/china-admits-one-fifth-its-farmland-contaminated

 

Guardian Environment, March 06, 2014
 -▶ FOR AMERICANS TO TALK ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY IS A BIT OF A JOKE. Influence of local food effort is tiny but industrial agriculture is blasting ahead at a great rate, says author, farmer and activist. Wendell Berry argues against industrial agriculture and for small-scale, local-based farming  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/06/wendell-berry-americans-sustainability-joke

 

 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

 

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 ▶ WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life  http://sco.lt/8idD7J

 

                                                   WATCH:   

                          THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE:

      NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP

                                  (NEEDED FOR GMO CROPS)

                                          http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

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 DICAMBA

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

 

Nation of Change, March 26, 2014
▶ DOW: THE OTHER MONSANTO http://www.nationofchange.org/dow-other-monsanto-1395841065

 

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

 

March 05, 2015
-▶ GUATEMALA: CROPS IN VALLEY OF PEACE DESTROYED BY GLYPHOSATE HERBICIDE. About a million dollars in vegetables have been destroyed in the Valley of Peace area, Cayo District.  Farmers say herbicide spraying caused the destruction. The toxic effect of glyphosate can be seen everywhere, from the treetops above to the undergrowth below. http://edition.channel5belize.com/archives/96836

 

   -▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET  http://sco.lt/6xupV3

 

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

 

 BBC News, June 24, 2014
 ▶  GROWING PAINS OF CHINA'S AGRICULTURAL WATER NEEDS. Farming accounts for about 65% of water use in China and the limited resource is coming under pressure from rapid urbanisation and industrialisation. The study focused on four major food crops - soya, wheat, rice and corn (maize) - and three livestock groups: ruminant, pork and poultry. Together, these products accounted for 93% of China's domestic food supply in 2005, according to figures from the United Nations.  http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27978124

 

SF Gate, March 24, 2014

  -▶CALIFORNIA DROUGHT: CENTRAL VALLEY FARMLAND ON ITS LAST LEGS. Only sensible solution is to retire hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland. Decades of irrigation have leached salts and toxic minerals from the soil that have nowhere to go, threatening crops and wildlife. Aquifers are being drained at an alarming pace. More than 95 percent of the area's native habitat has been destroyed by cultivation or urban expansion, leaving more endangered bird, mammal and other species in the southern San Joaquin than anywhere in the continental U.S. http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/California-drought-Central-Valley-farmland-on-5342892.php

 

                                          ▶  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

 

 Common Dreams, September 23, 2013

▶  U.N. - ECOLOGICAL WAKE-UP CALL THAT COUNTERS CORPORATE-FRIENDLY 'FREE' TRADE AND OUR INDUSTRIAL FOOD PRODUCTION

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/09/23-5

 

The world needs to "wake up before it is too late" and usher in a paradigm shift in agriculture that moves away from industrial agriculture in favor of “mosaics of sustainable regenerative production system" that favor small-scale farmers and local food production, a new report from a UN body states.

                                                  The Report—

▶  WAKE UP BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE: MAKE AGRICULTURE TRULY SUSTAINABLE NOW FOR FOOD SECURITY IN A CHANGING CLIMATE (PDF) —http://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=666

...was written with contributions from over 60 experts, and finds that "urgent and far-reaching action" is needed to address the "collective crisis" of "rural poverty, persistent hunger around the world, growing populations, and mounting environmental concerns."

 However, the call from the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) flies in the face of the goals laid out by trade deals now being negotiated including the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership....

▶  THE DANGEROUS NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL.  THREATENS SOVEREIGNTY AND PUBLIC OWNERSHIP http://sco.lt/74uPth

 

 

                                  INFOGRAPHIC - SOIL TO SKY
                 AGROECOLOGY vs INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE PDF
http://agroecologygroup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Soil-to-Sky-infographic.pdf

 

-▶ AGROECOLOGY RESOURCE CENTER: PARTNERS FOR THE LAND AND AGRICULTURAL NEEDS FOR TRADITIONAL PEOPLES http://www.plantpartners.org/agroecology-resource-center.html

 

 

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     WESTERN FOOD, WESTERN DIETS, OBESITY, DIABETES, CANCER

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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

 

BBC, January 2, 2014
-▶  OBESITY QUADRUPLE TO NEARLY ONE BILLION IN DEVELOPING WORLD AS WESTERN DIETS/LIFESTYLE ENCROACHES http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25576400

 

-▶  GREEKS ABANDON TRADITIONAL FOODS FOR GMO WESTERN PROCESSED FOOD  DIET - AND OBESTITY 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

 

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

 

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

 

July 23, 2013 Wake Up World
 -▶ YET ANOTHER FRANKENFOOD PANDOORA'S BOX: THE MAJORITY OF SUPPLEMENTS ARE NOW LACED WITH GMOs http://wakeup-world.com/2013/07/23/the-majority-of-supplements-are-now-laced-with-gmos/

 

 -▶  CHEAP FOOD, DIABETES, CANCER AND OBESITY http://sco.lt/7JtMNV

 

 -▶  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

 

 

▶  THINK THOSE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD & ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/72z4g

 

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

 

- ▶  KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL http://sco.lt/5863W5

 

 ▶ HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR BOTH HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH http://sco.lt/7rCeWH

 

 

▶ FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/5D24ET

 

▶  WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/6Gprk1

 

▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj

 

 

 ▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

 ▶  “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

 ▶  THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST: ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING A ENTIRE FOREST BULLDOZED http://sco.lt/8lT2Ar

 

  ▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

            A VERY IMPORTANT LISTEN & SUMMARY TRANSCRIPT

                            NPR FreshAir, February 12, 2014
                       Interview With Elizabeth Kolbert, Author

▶  IN THE WORLD'S "SIXTH EXTINCTION": ARE HUMANS THE ASTEROID? Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of the new book The Sixth Extinction. It begins with a history of the "big five" extinctions of the past, and goes on to explain how human behavior is creating this sixth one — including our use of fossil fuels and the effects of climate change.

"We are effectively undoing the beauty and the variety and the richness of the world which has taken tens of millions of years to reach," Kolbert tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "... We're sort of unraveling that. ... We're doing, it's often said, a massive experiment on the planet and we really don't know what the end point is going to be." http://www.npr.org/2014/02/12/275885377/in-the-worlds-sixth-extinction-are-humans-the-asteroid

 

                                                     WATCH

                                         ▶  FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

-▶  >> AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

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Christian Allié's curator insight, February 12, 5:58 AM

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This study, the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development, suggested that food production should hark back to its roots and use resources more smartly and equitably.

Trade distorting subsidies must end. Local ownership and stewardship require encouragement. Practices that preserve and restore ecological resources need to be pursued. Relevant science and technology can be adopted while constantly bearing in mind the multifunctional role of agriculture.

There certainly are practical models, capable of correcting the wrongs we have wrought on our ecosystems, to produce sufficient food for all.

The real (political) trick is to shift control of these resources back to where they are most needed - as Amartya Sen said - to those who trapped in poverty, without access to good, affordable food.

Simultaneously, those able to make informed choices should leverage their purchasing power to encourage a shift away from unhealthy and unsustainable eating choices.


Ashton is a writer and researcher working in civil society. Some of his work can be viewed at www.ekogaia.org.

Alan Yoshioka's curator insight, February 12, 12:39 PM

more reason to pursue urban and vertical farming ...

Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, February 13, 7:12 AM

Good compilation of links to push us into action.

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"Death On A Factory Farm" [HBO Special] When Animals Become Inanimate Objects On A Corporate Balance Sheet

 

                                                         WATCH

                                DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM (1:27:25)

                       And the subsequent trial results will surprise you

                                   First aired on HBO March 16th 2009

Directors Tom Simon and Sarah Teale (HBOs Dealing Dogs) tell the story of an animal rights investigator who goes undercover at hog farm in Ohio to explore a whistle blowers allegations. The evidence he gathers leads to a rare prosecution and trial for animal cruelty, and a verdict that surprises nearly everyone...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfiolWwzD94

 

OpEd News, August 02, 2014

- ▶ HOW IS THIS LEGAL? 65,000 LIVE HENS BURNED ALIVE INDIANA FACTORY FARM  http://www.opednews.com/articles/How-is-this-legal-Cage-fr-by-Merritt-Clifton-Animals_Chickens_Chickens_Eggs-140802-428.html

 

  Alternet, December 10, 2013
- ▶ HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS TRYING TO MUZZLE THE TRUTH BEHIND FACTORY FARMS http://www.alternet.org/food/big-agribusiness-trying-muzzle-animal-rights-activists-who-infiltrate-their-factory-farms

 

One Green Planet, July 03, 2014
- ▶ 'AG-GAG'  — WHEN ANIMAL LAWS PROTECT THE ABUSERS, NOT THE ABUSED  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/ag-gag-when-animal-laws-protect-the-abusers-not-the-abused/

 

- ▶ 65 BILLION ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS:  DRUGS, GMO FEED AND AG-GAG LAWS TO IMPACT US ALL  http://sco.lt/6GRczB

 

- ▶ WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BLIND, FOOTLESS GMO CHICKENS.  FACTORY FARMS AND THE AG-GAG BILL http://sco.lt/961xVh

 

                                               FULL REPORT

                                      INDUSTRIALIZED MEAT
                        Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
                   http://www.iatp.org/issue/industrialized-meat

 

 

One Green Planet, February 20, 2014

- ▶  SHOCKING NEW FACTORY FARM INVESTIGATION SHOW WHY WE MUST DEFEAT AG-GAG BILLS http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/shocking-new-factory-farm-investigations-show-why-we-must-defeat-ag-gag-bills/



                               An Image Says A Thousand Words

                                         GESTATION CRATES

                                           http://ow.ly/lPLtf

 

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

 

 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

 

Alternet, January 26, 2013

- ▶ NEW AG-GAG LAW:  REPORTING CORPORATE FACTORY FARM ABUSES TO BE CONSIDERED "ACT OF TERRORISM" http://www.alternet.org/environment/shocking-reporting-factory-farm-abuses-be-considered-act-terrorism-if-new-laws-pass

 

                                                VIDEO - TedTalks
GREEN IS THE NEW RED:  THE PROBLEM OF TREATING ACTIVISTS AS TERRORISTS http://blog.ted.com/2014/01/31/will-potter-on-of-treating-environmentalists-like-terrorists/

 

                                        - ▶ MEATONOMICS:

                       THE DIRTY TRUTH ABOUT CHEAP MEAT

                                            http://sco.lt/5MiErp

 

 

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

 

 

                                      MORE, BIGGER, FASTER :

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD: ANTI-WHISTLE BLOWER AG GAG LAWS  http://sco.lt/5n7fqD

 

 

  -▶ UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATIONS OF FACTORY FARMS AND SLAUGHTERHOUSES http://www.mercyforanimals.org/investigations.aspx

 

 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

 

                                                      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/

 

                                                  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

 

 International Business Times, June 12, 2014
- ▶  FIGHTING AG-GAG LAWS WITH DRONES? JOURNALIST EYES THE SKIES FOR FACTORY-FARM INVESTIGATIONS http://www.ibtimes.com/fighting-ag-gag-laws-drones-journalist-eyes-skies-factory-farm-investigations-1599912

 

                                                  NEW VIDEO
AT DIARY FARM EXPOSES HEARTBREAKING CRUELTY WHILE WORKERS LAUGH http://www.care2.com/causes/new-video-exposes-heartbreaking-cruelty-while-workers-laugh-at-canadas-largest-dairy-farm.html


The Atlantic, March 19, 2014
  -▶ THE LAW THAT MAKES IT ILLEGAL TO REPORT ON ANIMAL CRUELTY ON CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS. What makes Idaho's agricultural industry deserve special protection from journalists and activists?  http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/03/the-law-that-makes-it-illegal-to-report-on-animal-cruelty/284485/

 

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/

 

 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

 

Grist, January 29, 2014
  -▶  POOR COWS:  HARVESTING METHANE BY PUNCHING HOLES IN COWS STOMACHS: 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, can be burned to produce energy. http://grist.org/news/we-can-harvest-methane-from-cow-guts-should-we/

 

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


                                                        VIDEO
ELANCO IS BECOMING THE MONSANTO OF THE ANIMAL DRUG INDUSTRY http://www.opednews.com/articles/Watch-Elanco-is-Becoming-by-Martha-Rosenberg-Animal-Cruelty_Animal-Welfare_Animals_Animals-140817-818.html

 

 

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

                                               AG-GAG LAWS

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

 

 David Hogan, February 19, 2014
  -▶ THE AG-GAG REFLEX: THE ANIMAL ENTERPRISE TERRORISM ACT'S IMPACT ON US ALL. On November 27, 2006, after heavy lobbying by the pharmaceutical and agricultural industries, the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) was quietly signed into law. The AETA makes it a terrorist offense to engage in certain speech and activity that causes an “animal enterprise” the loss of real or personal property. (There is a dispute as to whether the term ‘loss of property’ means ‘loss of profits.’) ....http://davidhoganwriter.com/2014/02/19/the-ag-gag-reflex-the-animal-enterprise-terrorism-

 

The Atlantic, March 19, 2014

  -▶ THE LAW THAT MAKES IT ILLEGAL TO REPORT ON ANIMAL CRUELTY ON CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS. What makes Idaho's agricultural industry deserve special protection from journalists and activists?  http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/03/the-law-that-makes-it-illegal-to-report-on-animal-cruelty/284485/

 

 Salon, March 17, 2014
  -▶ IDAHO'S CONTROVERSIAL AG-GAG LAW CHALLENGED IN FEDERAL COURT http://www.salon.com/2014/03/17/idahos_controversial_ag_gag_law_challenged_in_federal_court/

 

                                                        VIDEO
                         Mercy For Animals, February 19, 2014
- ▶  IDAHO AG-GAG LAW:  MFA RELEASES SHOCKING NEW VIDEO OF DAIRY COW SEX ABUSE http://www.mfablog.org/2014/02/idaho-ag-gag-mfa-releases-shocking-new-video-of-dairy-cow-sex-abuse.html

 

 

Al Jazeera America, February 28, 2014
- ▶ IDAHO GOVERNOR SIGNS AG GAG BILL INTO LAW: ABUSE WILL NOW GO UNEXPOSED - FURTHER PROTECTING CORPORATE PROFITS http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/2/28/idaho-gov-signs-aggagbillintolaw.html

 Green Is the New Red, February 20, 2014
- ▶ IDAHO AG-GAG LAW WOULD MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO PHOTOGRAPH FACTORY FARM CRUELTY  http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/idaho-ag-gag-law/7635/

 Food Safety News, February 20, 2014
- ▶  IDAHO'S AG-GAG BILL CLEARS STATE SENATE, HEADS TO HOUSE ON FAST TRACK http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2014/02/idahos-senate-passed-ag-gag-bill-close-to-vote-in-house/#.Uwfdf15kJK4

 HuffPost Food For Thought, February 25, 2014

- ▶ IDAHO'S AG-GAG BILL IS A SHAMEFUL ATTEMPT TO HIDE ANIMAL CRUELTY ON CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nathan-runkle/idahos-aggag-bill-shamefu_b_4848923.html

 

           

                                       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

 

  One Green Planet, May 15, 2014

  -▶ AG-GAG MOVEMENT SPREADS TO AUSTRALIA AS PUBLIC FIGURES CALL ACTIVISTS "TERRORISTS" http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/ag-gag-movement-spreads-to-australia/

 

 WisconsinWatch.org, February 08, 2014

▶  A 6,200 COW INDUSTRIAL FARM: DISPUTED EXPANSION OF WISCONSIN MEGA DAIRY WATCHED FOR STATEWIDE IMPACT: Owners vow to protect water quality; neighbors want tighter DNR oversight

The Dept of Natural Resources is defending its approval of the Kinnard Farms permit, which will allow the farm to grow by 55 percent — from 5,627 to 8,710 animal units, or about 6,200 cattle. The farm, classified as a concentrated animal feeding operation, or CAFO, because of its large size, is in the town of Lincoln in Kewaunee County... http://www.wisconsinwatch.org/2014/02/08/disputed-expansion-of-dairy-watched-for-statewide-impact/

 

 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

 

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

 

 NationofChange, June 17, 2014
▶ FARMERS SEE BETTER ANIMAL HEALTH WITH NON-GMO FEED, BUT SCARED TO SAY SO http://www.nationofchange.org/farmers-see-better-animal-health-non-gmo-feed-scared-say-so-1403019863

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

                                             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

 

 

  -▶ FIXING THE BROKEN BIG FOOD SYSTEM IN 2014 http://sco.lt/8YOYJV

 

                                                       WATCH:

                                     "A BLOODY BUSINESS" (60 minutes)

                 Investigation by Australian TV  Four Corners Investigation

                                             LIVE ANIMAL EXPORTS

                                                 http://sco.lt/7cFyuf

 

 

 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/

 

                          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/

 

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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Think GMO Is Scary? Nanotech is Here, In Your in food, vitamins, cosmetics, pesticides and pharmaceutical drugs Drugs, Water and Soil -- Where Are our Regulators?

Think GMO Is Scary?  Nanotech is Here, In Your in food, vitamins, cosmetics, pesticides and pharmaceutical drugs Drugs, Water and  Soil -- Where Are our Regulators? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

 November 2012 EMagazine

- ▶  NANO-PESTICIDES SNEAKED ONTO THE MARKET (AND CONSUMER PRODUCTS) WITHOUT REGULATION OR OVERSIGHT  http://www.emagazine.com/magazine/stunted-growth/

 

 

Mother Jones, Tom Philpott, June 11, 2014
- ▶  ARE NANOPARTICLES FROM PACKAGING GETTING INTO YOUR FOOD? http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/06/nano-sized-particles-food-packaging-how-big-problem

 

 

Seattle Organic Restaurants
- ▶  DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU MAY BE INGESTING 100 TRILLION NANOPARTICLES EVERY SINGLE DAY? Researchers warn that nanoparticles in food, vitamins, cosmetics, pesticides and pharmaceutical drugs could be harming your health http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/nanoparticles-in-food-vitamins-pharmaceutical-drugs-could-harm-your-health.php

 

 

Inhabitat, April 10, 2014
- ▶ SCIENTISTS FIND THAT NANOPARTICLES IN YOUR CLOTHING, TOYS AND COSMETICS MAY DAMAGE DNA http://inhabitat.com/scientists-find-that-tiny-particles-in-clothing-toys-and-cosmetics-may-damage-dna/

 

Orion Magazine, January/February 2013
- ▶  NANOPARTICLES ARE IN OUR FOOD, CLOTHING AND MEDICINE -- AND NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE HOW DANGEROUS THEY MIGHT BE http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/7278

 

EMagazine, November 20, 2012

- ▶  SAFE FOR CONSUMPTION?  NOW ITS NANOPARTICLES IN OUR FOOD http://www.emagazine.com/magazine/safe-for-consumption/

 

LifeWise, September 25, 2013
- ▶  WHY IS THE FOOD INDUSTRY POISONING US WITH TRILLIONS OF NANOPARTICLES? http://southweb.org/lifewise/why-is-the-food-industry-poisoning-us-with-trillions-of-nanoparticles/

 

EurActive, March 12, 2014
- ▶  EU PARLIAMENT REJECTS DRAFT EU LAW ALLOWING NANOMATERIALS IN FOOD http://www.euractiv.com/health/parliament-opposes-commission-na-news-534093

 

Seed Daily, April 24, 2012

- ▶  BIOTECH STUDY FIND EVIDENCE NANOPARTICLES ALTER AND DAMAGE DNA IN OUR FOOD CROPS http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Study_finds_evidence_nanoparticles_may_increase_plant_DNA_damage_999.html

 

 December 3, 2012 = Grist

- ▶  NANOPARTICLES IN YOUR FOOD:  YOU'RE ALREADY EATING THEM

What's engineered in a lab, added to processed foods, and never labeled? If you thought GMOs were mysterious, try nanoparticles.

... the growing role of nanotechnology in food and agriculture, the current lack of oversight and regulations, and the growing consensus that more information and transparency are both sorely needed in relation to this growing field.... http://grist.org/food/nanoparticles-in-your-food-youre-already-eating-them/

 

- ▶  EATING NANO http://www.emagazine.com/magazine/eating-nano/

 

ScienceNews, March 12, 2012
- ▶  NANOPOLLUTANTS CHANGE BLOOD VESSEL REACTIVITY https://www.sciencenews.org/article/nanopollutants-change-blood-vessel-reactivity

 

 - ▶  NANOMATERIAL RISKS - IN YOUR FOOD, CLOTHING, EVERYWHERE...UNKNOWN RISKS AND IMPACTS ON HUMAN, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH http://sco.lt/93lLIv

 

 Wall Street Daily, March 25, 2014
- ▶  BIOTECH STOCKS: The Breakthrough Biotech That’s Up 500%… And Counting http://www.wallstreetdaily.com/2014/03/25/biotech-stocks-inovio-pharmaceuticals/

 

Guardian Environment, January 23, 2013
- ▶  EUROPE IGNORING WARNINGS ABOUT BEE DEATHS, GM FOOD AND NANOTECHNOLOGY according to an 800-page report by the European Environment Agency http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jan/23/europe-failed-learn-environmental-lessons

 

Chicago Tribune, July 10, 2012

- ▶  SCIENTISTS: NANOTECH-BASED PRODUCTS OFFER GREAT POTENTIAL BUT UNKNOWN RISKS

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-07-10/health/ct-met-nanotechnology-20120710_1_nanoparticles-sunscreens-chad-mirkin

 

Yale Environment 360, January 29, 2012

- ▶  PANEL URGES COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF NANOTECHNOLOGY SAFETY http://e360.yale.edu/digest/panel_urges_comprehensive_study_of_nanotechnology_safety/3306/

 

Environmental Leader, December 13, 2012

- ▶  EPA EXAMINES NANOMATERIAL RISKS  http://www.environmentalleader.com/2012/12/13/epa-examines-nanomaterial-risks/November22, 2012 Environmental Leader

 

 

ScienceNews, August 22, 2012

- ▶  NANO-SIZED POLLUTANTS POSE CROP RISKS TRIGGERING A HOST OF CHANGES TO PLANTS' GROWTH AND HEALTH http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/343143/title/Nanosized_pollutants_pose_crop_risks

 

Seed Daily, November 24, 2012

- ▶  NANOMATERIALS IN YOUR FOOD: SOYBEANS SUSCEPTIBLE TO MAN-MADE MATERIALS IN SOIL http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Soybeans_Susceptible_to_Man_Made_Materials_in_Soil_999.html

 

- ▶  NANOPARTICLE 'RISK TO FOOD CROPS, FOULING OUR SOILS -- AND MAYBE YOU  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19320267

 

EurActive, November 23, 2012
- ▶  SCIENTISTS EYE NANOTECHNOLOGIES TO BOOST CROP YIELDS http://www.euractiv.com/specialreport-agriculture/scientists-eye-nanotechnologies-news-516218

 

- ▶  THINK THOSE 80,000 CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD & ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED?  http://sco.lt/91jqHh

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Living on Earth, March 14, 2014
 ▶ THE SCARY NEW EVIDENCE ON BPA PLASTIC: AN ABSOLUTELY MIND-BOGGLING INVESTIGATION INTO THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TACTICS TO KEEP YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT TOXIC PRODUCTS & EXPOSURE http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=14-P13-00011&segmentID=4

 

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

 

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

 

 - ▶  BIOTECH IS RE-ENGINEERING, RE-PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF:  THE ETHICS AND LEGALITIES  http://sco.lt/5GPxwX

 

 

 

- ▶  OBAMA TO DE-REGULATE GMO GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : Fast-tracking approvals, waiving regulations and liabilityhttp://sco.lt/5uCx8b

 

- ▶  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

 

 

 

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What Every Parent Should Know About Blind, Footless GMO Chickens, Factory Farms and the Ag-Gag Bill

What Every Parent Should Know About Blind, Footless GMO  Chickens, Factory Farms and the Ag-Gag Bill | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

 

 - ▶ BLIND, FOOTLESS CHICKENS FOR FUTURE CAFO FACTORY FARMS  http://farmwars.info/?p=7897


TakePart, July 01, 2014

- ▶ WERE BABY CHICKS KILLED TO MAKE YOUR MAYO?

http://www.takepart.com/video/2014/07/01/mayo-chickens


 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


 

                                                       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/


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

 


EcoWatch, August 06, 2014
- ▶ US GOVERNMENT FAILS TO PROTECT AMERICAN'S FROM SUPERBUG EPIDEMIC IN YOUR FOOD. 

Each year, Big Agriculture feeds millions and millions of pounds of antibiotics to factory farm animals, all to slightly increase their profits by plumping up their meat. In 2011 alone, nearly 30 million pounds of antibiotics were purchased by Big Agriculture, to promote growth in the animals, and to reduce the spread of disease in the horrific factory ­farm conditions. That 30 million pounds is a staggering four times the amount of antibiotics that were prescribed to humans that year.

These are otherwise healthy animals, but they’re getting dosed daily with low­ levels of antibiotics anyway. As a result, this widespread and unnecessary use of antibiotics in factory­farm animals is creating a major public health crisis here in the U.S by breeding antibiotic resistant infections caused by bacteria referred to in the media as superbugs. http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/06/government-fails-protect-americans-superbug-epidemic/

 

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/

 


                                                      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/

 

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


- ▶ THE RAW TRUTH OF FACTORY FARMING http://www.raw.info/

 

 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

 

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

 

 

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 13, 2013 The Real News VIDEO
- ▶ 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&;

 

April 24, 2013 Mother Jones Tom Philpott
- ▶ OBAMA ADMIN. ON VERGE OF DRAMATICALLY SCALING BACK OVERSIGHT OF US' LARGEST CHICKEN & TURKEY SLAUGHTERHOUSES http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/04/usda-inspectors-poultry-kill-lines-chicken

 

- ▶ 80,000 CHICKENS PER FACTORY FARM (CAFO) PROJECT HAS ORGANIC FARMER WORRIED  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2577673216/80-000-chicken-farm-cafo-project-has-organic-farmer-worried

 

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

 

                                                  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

 

                             A Picture Says A Thousand Words

                         BATTERY FACTORY FARMED HENS

                                   http://ow.ly/mCAJf

 

Al Jazeera America, April 18, 2014

- ▶HOW BIG CHICKEN TOOK OVER AMERICA http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/4/industrialized-chickenfarmingmeatracketfoodsafetyantitrust.html

 

 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/

 

 

                                                 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


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

 

  ▶ SCIENTISTS RACE TO BIO-ENGINEER CHICKENS AND FARM ANIMALS UNDER THE GUISE OF CLIMATE CHANGE  & "FEED THE WORLD" http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-climate-chickens-20140504,0,2628316.story#axzz30lhjs900

 

                                                    VIDEO

                            FULL GROWN CHICKEN IN 49 DAYS - 

     Growth Hormones For Rapid Growth, 'Efficiency' and Fast Profits

                                            http://sco.lt/5Za1o1

 

 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

 

 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

 

-------------------IN CAFOs (Confined Animal Feeding Lots),

- ▶ YOUR CHICKENS ARE RAISED ON A STEADY DIET OF PRESCRIPTION, OVER-THE-COUNTER AND EVEN BANNED DRUGS  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1578060397/your-chickens-are-raised-on-a-steady-diet-of-prescription-over-the-counter-and-even-banned-drugs-cafos

 

 Reuter, 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

 

- ▶ CAUSING ANIMALS WE EAT TO SUFFER COARSENS US AND MAKES US LESS COMPASSIONATE  http://sco.lt/5nMAuP

 

                                   Center for Food Safety
                               ABOUT FACTORY FARMS

        http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/search/factory-farms

 

                                              WATCH

                    "DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM" [HBO Special]

When Animals Become Inanimate Objects On A Corporate Balance Sheet

                                     http://sco.lt/5uDfyj

 

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 Modern Farmer, February 24, 2014

- ▶  CHICKEN FACTORY FARMING AND ITS DISCONTENTS http://modernfarmer.com/2014/02/chicken-farming-discontents/

 

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

 

                                                      WATCH

     80% OF ALL ANTI-BIOTICS ARE USED ON FACTORY FARM ANIMALS

                            http://www.fixfood.org/fix-antibiotics/

 

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 Guardian, May 19, 2014
RE-ENGINEERING OUR FOOD
- ▶ WANTED:  A BREED OF CHICKEN THAT CAN SURVIVE CRIPPLING HEATWAVES: TO MAINTAIN MEGA FACTORY FARM PROFITS http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/may/25/chicken-to-beat-killer-heatwaves


 

 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

 

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/

 

August 9, 2013 Mother Jones
- ▶ DO CHICKEN PLANT CHEMICALS MASK SALMONELLA? http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/08/your-chicken-swims-chemical-cocktail

 

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

 

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/

 

 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 17, 2013 Treehugger

NEED TO KNOW:

- ▶ 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

 

 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

 

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              OBAMA ADMIN USDA GIVES FREE RIDE TO IMPORTING

                         UNSUPERVISED POULTRY AND PORK

 

                 -▶  CHINA AND KOREA ENTER US FOOD MARKET -▶   

HOGS and CHICKENS -- UNLABELLED, UNREGULATED, UN-INSPECTED SITES http://sco.lt/5Sm933

 

 

                                  BEYOND USA REGULATORS EYES:

HOW TO AVOID USA REGULATIONS AND FOOD SAFETY LAWS -- GROW IN CHINA , SHIP BACK TO THE USA, UNLABELLED, UNINSPECTED, UNSUPERVISED

 

New York Times, July 31, 2014
  - ▶ WEAK LINKS IN CHINA'S FOOD CHAIN. WHEN CHINA TRIED TO COMPLETELY RECREATE THE U.S. FACTORY FARM POULTRY "PRODUCTION" SYSTEM  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/01/business/international/weak-links-in-chinas-food-chain.html?_r=0

 

 

September 3, 2013 Bloomberg News
- ▶ DON'T TRUST THE USDA OR A CHICKEN NUGGET THAT'S VISITED CHINA http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-09-03/minter-dont-trust-a-chicken-nugget-thats-visited-china

 

September 6, 2013 Treehugger

- ▶ THE REAL REASON YOU DON'T WANT TO EAT CHICKEN PROCESSED IN CHINA http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/real-reason-you-dont-want-eat-chicken-processed-china.html

 

- ▶  KFC PARENT COMPANY SORRY OVER CHINA CHICKEN SCARE http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/KFC_parent_company_sorry_over_China_chicken_scare_999.html

 

 

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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

 

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

 

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

 

 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

 

Mother Jones, January 10, 2014

- ▶ HOW BILL GATES IS HELPING KFC TAKE OVER AFRICA http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/01/kfc-africa-chicken-usaid-gates-foundation

 

 

 

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                                               AND YOUR EGGS

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

 

                                                     VIDEO

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

                                               http://ow.ly/kXbz1

 

 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

 

                                                     WATCH

                                                "CHEAP EGGS"
                         Egg Farm Admits to 10 Counts of Animal Cruelty

                             http://www.mercyforanimals.org/maine-eggs/

 

 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

 

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

 

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

 

 EcoWatch, October 1, 2013
- ▶ FDA TO WITHDRAW APPROVALS OF ARSENIC IN ANIMAL FEED UNDER THREAT OF LAWSUIT http://ecowatch.com/2013/fda-withdraws-arsenic-in-animal-feed/

 

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

 

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-

 

 

                                                     VIDEO

                                  July 27, 2013 Free From Harm

- ▶ IT'S YOUR CHICKEN HAMBURGER...THE MOBILE CHICKEN PULPER: THE NEXT CHAPTER IN HUMANE-WASHING http://freefromharm.org/animal-cruelty-investigation/a-humane-way-to-die-for-chickens/

 

 - ▶ SO YOU WANT TO EAT FOIE GRAS? Ducks Cruelly Force-Fed for Enlarged Livers - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW2uiw-p_js

 

- ▶ 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/

 

- ▶ TURKEY TROUBLE: GENETICS GONE TOO FAR? http://science.kqed.org/quest/2012/11/19/turkey-trouble-genetics-gone-too-far/

 

 

                                                     FARM-AGEDDON

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

 

 

                                                           WATCH:

                         "DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM" (HBO SPECIAL)

When Animals Become Inanimate Objects On A Corporate Balance Sheet

                                                http://sco.lt/5uDfyj

                                         

 

                                            MORE, BIGGER, FASTER

                                                   http://sco.lt/8usxzV

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD: ANTI-WHISTLE-BLOWER AG-GAG LAWS

 

 

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                           FACTORY FARM PIG GESTATION CRATES

                                                          IMAGES

                                                 http://ow.ly/m8yl3

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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/

 

                                           **** WATCH ****

                                               Lovely Video

                                          MAKE IT POSSIBLE

                    IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT FACTORY FARMING

                                            http://ow.ly/k2pnE

 

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

 

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

 

 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

 

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

 

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

 

The Atlantic, September 25, 2013
WHY AGRICULTURE NEEDS MORE WOMEN http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/09/agriculture-needs-more-women/279987/

 

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

 

 

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                                      FACTORY FARM 'AG-GAG' LAWS

                                                   http://ow.ly/k2pgD

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

 

HuffPost: Food For Thought
- ▶ IDAHO'S AG-GAG BILL A SHAMEFUL ATTEMPT TO HIDE ANIMAL CRUELTY ON FACTORY FARMS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nathan-runkle/idahos-aggag-bill-shamefu_b_4848923.html

 

- ▶ 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

 

- ▶ FACTORY FARMS AND AG-GAG LAWS: Corporate accountability and transparency should be a business practice that all major companies adopt and implement. If you don't have anything to hide, then why not disclose exactly how you do business? Instead, Big Agriculture is trying to deter an honest depiction of what is really happening. To make it illegal for people to disclose information about the inner workings of a business makes it hard for me to trust the product you are selling... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/toni-nagy/why-every-parent-should_b_3064957.html

 

 NPR, December 27, 2013
- ▶ 2013 WAS THE YEAR BILLS TO CRIMINALIZE ANIMAL CRUELTY VIDEOS FAILED http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/12/19/255549796/2013-was-the-year-every-new-ag-gag-bill-failed

 

- ▶ CAFOs "ANIMAL CONCENTRATION CAMPS'

WHERE EVERYTHING BECOMES NUMBER ON A CORPORATE BALANCE SHEET http://sco.lt/4gk7yz

 

- ▶  'AG-GAG' LAWS TO IMPACT BEYOND USA - ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS  http://sco.lt/66vH1d

 

- ▶ NOW YOU WILL NEVER KNOW: MORE STATES MOVE TO BAN HIDDEN CAMERAS ON FARMS http://sco.lt/57pzkn

 

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/

 

 

                                                   --- WATCH ---

                                                   VIDEO REPORT

                                     July 23, 2013 Democracy Now
JOURNALISTS, ANIMAL RIGHTS ADVOCATES FILE LAWSUIT AGAINST UTAH 'AG-GAG' LAW  http://www.democracynow.org/2013/7/23/headlines/journalists_animal_advocates_file_lawsuit_against_utah_ag_gag_law

 

                                           VIDEO INVESTIGATION

                                  April 9, 2013 - Democracy Now

 AFTER ACTIVISTS COVERTLY EXPOSE ANIMAL CRUELTY IN FACTORY FARMS, SHOULD THEY BE TARGETED WITH "AG-GAG" LAWS? http://www.democracynow.org/2013/4/9/debate_after_activists_covertly_expose_animal

 

April 15, 2013 Food Safety News

- ▶ 'AG-GAG' BILLS ARE EITHER DEAD, ALIVE OR UNDERGOING CHANGE http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/04/ag-gag-bills-are-dead-alive-and-undergoing-changes/#.UfTWQFPc-RQ

 

 

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                                          FEEDLOT CATTLE

                           An Image Says A Thousand Words

                                          http://ow.ly/mEGS1

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                                                   VIDEO

                                        ANIMAL FACTORY

                                       http://ow.ly/lKcUy

 

- ▶ MEATONOMICS: The Dirty Truth About Cheap Meat http://sco.lt/5MiErp

 

 - ▶ THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT: CAFOs AND INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMING YOUR MEAT  http://sco.lt/5pYaYr

 

 

 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

 

                                                       VIDEO

                        by PAUL McCARTNEY  (Former "Beatle")

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

 

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

 

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                                                       WATCH

                  FACTORY FARM ANIMAL WASTE : SAVE OUR PLANET

                        Accounting for nitrogen in food sustainability

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUm7QgZlcfM

 

- ▶ GROUPS FILE MOTION TO STOP FACTORY FARMS FROM USING WATERWAYS AS DUMPING GROUNDS http://sco.lt/5TfhOj

 

 

 

 

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- ▶ PATENT FOR A PIG -- BIOTECH SCIENTISTS RACING TO RE-ENGINEER OUR FARM ANIMALS: ANIMALS LIKE ON AN INANIMATE AUTO PRODUCTION LINE http://sco.lt/7g1H3R

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

                               AND IT HAPPENS WITH SEAFOOD TOO

 

                                             *** WATCH ***
               THE WORLD'S LARGEST FACTORY FISHING TRAWLER

                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCb2TT5GW7k

 

 

- ▶ 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 3:32 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 6:31 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 6:11 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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Food Aid for the 21st century - Meeting the Objective... OR Feeding the Corporate Coffers?

Food Aid for the 21st century - Meeting the Objective... OR Feeding the Corporate Coffers? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

 farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014
▶ CAN 'LAND GRABS' BY FOREIGN INVESTORS IN AFRICA FEED THE HUNGRY?  http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23794

 

farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014
▶ CORPORATE INFLUENCE THROUGH THE G8 AND OBAMA'S NEW ALLIANCE FOR FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION IN AFRICA. In 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

 

 

The Ecologist, July 27, 2014

▶ OBAMA FOOD AID RAVAGES THIRD WORLD FARMERS. The US taxpayers who finance foreign food aid surely believe they are feeding starving people, writes James Bovard. But the truth is the reverse - it is undermining indigenous agriculture in recipient countries - creating famine and chronic malnutrition, while sabotaging self-sufficiency. http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2494069/obama_food_aid_ravages_third_world_farmers.html

 

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

 

One Green Planet, February 26, 2017

▶ HOW THE GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL FOOD COMPLEX LEAVES PEOPLE HUNGRY AND UNDERNOURISHED http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/whos-eating-the-worlds-grain/

 

Guardian, December 11, 2012
▶ U.N.: PRIVATISING AID IS A DANGEROUS STRATEGY | Olivier De Schutter | http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/dec/11/privatising-aid-dangerous

 

Guardian Development, February 18, 2014

▶ AID TO AFRICA:  PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT (G8) NEW PRIORITY http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/18/aid-africa-private-sector-investment-priority-new-alliance

 

June 9, 2013 The Guardian

▶ G8 NEEDS REMINDING THE MARKET DOESN'T KNOW BEST WHEN IT COMES TO HUNGER - Partnerships with food giants such as Monsanto and Unilever will not eradicate hunger – and they might well make it worse http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/09/g8-market-hunge

 

                          AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM?

       CORPORATE PROFITS vs SMALLHOLDER FARMER INTERESTS

                                         http://sco.lt/8JKbIn

 

New York Times, January 21, 2014

▶  WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD, QUANTITY DOESN'T MEAN HEALTH http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/22/opinion/bittman-abundance-doesnt-mean-health.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140122&tntemail0=y

 

                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA

                                       http://sco.lt/5XvSe9

 

                                                           WATCH
                                             CARVING UP AFRICA
A group of executives from big companies like Monsanto and Unilever went to the Department of International Development to thank the UK government for their help in taking control of Africa's food. Thanks to UK aid money, these companies are set to make vast profits in Africa - See more at: http://www.wdm.org.uk/food-sovereignty/carving-africa#sthash.V0GSMRH4.dpuf

 

EurActive, May 14, 2014
▶ NEW EU PRIVATE SECTOR AID CRITERIA UNDER THE MICROSCOPE The European Commission has published the first set of guidelines for involving private sector players in delivering overseas aid, a long-standing practice that has generated controversy with some NGOs for its claimed lack of transparency, accountability and potential for corporate profit-taking. ... ‘Dangerous emphasis’ on health privatisation...Using public resources to ‘leverage’ private finance is of great concern due to the high risk of profit-making motives outweighing poverty reduction objectives,” she said.

http://www.euractiv.com/sections/development-policy/new-eu-private-sector-aid-criteria-under-microscope-302107

 

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/

 

▶ UN: PRIVATIZING FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL AID IS DANGEROUS.  OBAMA'S AFRICA PLAN IS WRONG http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3690156835/un-privatizing-food-and-agricultural-aid-is-dangerous-obama-s-africa-plan-is-wrong

 

farmlandgrab.org, April 01, 2014

-▶ £600 MILLION UK AID MONEY FINANCING 'CORPORATE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA' http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23346

 

 

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/

 

 allAfrica.com: February 18, 2014

▶  DESPITE CLIMATE CHANGE, AFRICAN CAN FEED AFRICA. There is a continuing argument as to whether the industrial agricultural revolution will solve some or all of Africa's climate change problems. However, experts maintain that industrial agriculture currently accounts for one third of all greenhouse gas emissions--the very element most responsible for climate change. Additionally, they believe that the resources and infrastructure required to operate an industrial agricultural system in Africa are impractical for smallholder farmers... http://allafrica.com/stories/201402191455.html

 

July 14, 2013 Humanosphere, Guardian UK

▶ DONORS DON'T REALLY WANT POOR COUNTRIES TO "OWN" THEIR OWN DEVELOPMENT http://www.humanosphere.org/jp/you-know-that-thing-about/

Guardian UK -  Original Article

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/jul/24/donors-global-south-development-aid

 

April 24, 2013 - New York Times
▶ WHEN FOOD ISN'T THE ANSWER TO HUNGER http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/24/when-food-isnt-the-answer-to-hunger/

 

-▶ FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD:  CHALLENGING CORPORATE RULE  http://sco.lt/7Dg37p

 

 

                                                           WATCH

                                                       Global Voices

                                       How Do You Feed The World?
                                        LAND RUSH:  WHY POVERTY
How do you feed the world? 75% of Mali's population are farmers, but rich, land-hungry nations like China and Saudi Arabia are leasing Mali's land in order to turn large areas into industrial export agribusiness farms. Many Malian peasants do not welcome these efforts, seeing them as yet another manifestation of imperialism. As Mali experiences a military coup, the developers are scared off but can Mali's farmers combat food shortages and escape poverty on their own terms? http://www.whypoverty.net/en/all-about/land-rush/

 

 

  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

 

 

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

 

The Daily Sheeple, June 25, 2014

▶MONSANTO, SYNGENTA, BAYER:  BIG AGRI PEDDLES "GMO GRUEL" TO THE IMPOVERISHED. Perhaps the most racists, disgusting public relations stunt yet to sell genetically modified poison to the masses and monopolize the world’s food supply. http://www.thedailysheeple.com/monsanto-syngenta-bayer-big-agri-peddles-gmo-gruel-to-the-impoverished_062014

 

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

 

 April 3, 2013 - Politico

▶ FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY

When it comes to providing hunger relief to needy people around the world, the United States has been a leader since World War II. And if early reports about the Obama administration’s 2014 budget are true, then the U.S. will have a golden opportunity to provide even more food to the hungry while spending less taxpayer dollars in the years ahead.  GOING LOCAL AND REGIONAL

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/food-aid-for-the-21st-century-89545.html#ixzz2PjKVENUg

 

                                                       WATCH
                                "HUNGER FOR PROFIT" (4:45)
               http://www.whypoverty.net/en/video/hunger-for-profit

 

 

 April 4, 2013 - Mother Jones

▶ OBAMA PROPOSES MAKING FOOD AID LESS INSANE http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/04/obama-proposes-making-food-aid-less-insane

 

 April 4, 2013 - National Public Radio
▶ A POLITICAL WAR BREWS OVER 'FOOD FOR PEACE' AID PROGRAM http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/04/04/176154775/a-political-war-brews-over-food-for-peace-aid-program

 

Guardian, July 02, 2014
▶ FOOD RATIONS SLASHED FOR 800,000 REFUGEE, SAYS UN Lack of funding forces food aid cuts of up to 60% and is 'worsening malnutrition', say WFP and UN refugee agency http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jul/02/food-rations-slashed-african-refugees-un?CMP=twt_gu

 

 July 21, 2013 New York Times
▶  OUR COMING FOOD CRISIS AND THE FOLLY OF BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE - SOIL, WATER AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/22/opinion/our-coming-food-crisis.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

Humanosphere, July 14, 2014

▶ WHAT DOES CHINA'S WHITE PAPER TELL US ABOUT ITS FOREIGN AID SPENDING? http://www.humanosphere.org/international-politics/2014/07/chinas-white-paper-tell-us-foreign-aid-spending/

 

                                                     WATCH

▶  "THE FOOD SPECULATOR" - FOOD SPECULATION AND THE STOCKMARKET http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/food-speculator/

  

 

 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

 

Earth Policy Institute
▶ FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES - THE NEW GEOPOLITICS OF FOOD SCARCITY - RISING TEMPERATURES, RISING FOOD PRICES:  http://www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch8

Earth Policy Institute
▶  SUPPORTING DATA: FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES: THE NEW GEOPOLITiCS OF FOOD SCARCITY http://www.earthpolicy.org/books/fpep/fpep_data#7

 

 

                                 -▶      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

 

                                                       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

 

 ▶ BILL GATES FUNDS RISKY, UNPROVEN, UNREGULATED, UNLABELED GMO BANANAS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN IN INDIA  http://sco.lt/8tfFx3

 

AlterNet, April 09, 2014
▶ THE MAJOR PROBLEM WITH GMO SEEDS ENGINEERED TO SOLVE 3RD WORLD VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES http://www.alternet.org/food/golden-rice-and-monoculture-gmo-seeds-wont-solve-world-hunger

 

 

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

 

BBC News, March 03, 2014

 -▶ FEWER CROPS FEEDING THE WORLD: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE THREATENING FOOD SECURITY http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26382067

 

                                                   A VIP READ

▶ THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/6znBab

 

 

May 21, 2013 Jeffrey Hollender

▶ THE POVERTY CREATION INDUSTRY http://www.jeffreyhollender.com/?p=2799

 

World Development Movement, June 24, 2014

▶ THE NEW SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA : INTERACTIVE INFOGRAPHIC

Around the early 1900s the European colonial powers built railways to connect the interior of Africa to the ports. They used this infrastructure to export food and minerals out of Africa to feed the industrial revolution in Europe. Over a hundred years later it’s happening all over again. Take a look at our latest infographic to see how.

http://www.wdm.org.uk/new-scramble-africa-food-dfid-infrastructure-extraction/

 

                               SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

                                      http://www.pambazuka.org/en/

 

 Guardian, June 10, 2014
▶  G8: AFRICA, LET US HELP: LOOKS SUSPICIOUSLY LIKE 1884 http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/jun/10/african-hunger-help-g8-grab

 

                                                    WATCH (56:27)
                            STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                   HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU

 

 

Guardian, February 18, 2014

▶ G8 WANTS TO TAKE OVER AFRICA AGRICULTURE: FOR EXPORT
TANZANIA:  LARGE-SCALE FARMING TURNS SMALL FARMERS INTO MERE LABOURERS http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/18/tanzania-large-scale-farming-small-farmers-labourers

 

 

            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

 

April 4, 2013 - National Public Radio
▶ A POLITICAL WAR BREWS OVER 'FOOD FOR PEACE' AID PROGRAM http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/04/04/176154775/a-political-war-brews-over-food-for-peace-aid-program

 

 

                                                 AFRICA - SOLD:

OBAMA PUTS G8, BIG 6 BIOTECH CHEMICAL GMO GIANTS IN CHARGE OF "ENDING HUNGER" IN AFRICA http://sco.lt/7ENN8D

 

 

-▶ TURNING AFRICA INTO A GMO BONANZA FOR GIANT CORPORATIONS: FOREIGN TAKEOVER OF THE FUTURE OF FARMING IN AFRICA  http://sco.lt/6qmM1R

 

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

 

EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

  -▶ STOP FEEDING THE BEAST AND START FEEDING THE PEOPLE. We have a system of predatory agriculture in which corporations pursue private gain relentlessly regardless of the social consequences. Social consequences can be defined as anything from polluting our water, land and air to impacting the health of our families to making the business of farming economically unsustainable. http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/22/stop-feeding-beast-start-feeding-people/

 

Guardian, February 18, 2014

▶ MALAWAI'S SMALL FARMERS KEPT IN THE DARK ABOUT G8 NEW ALLIANCE (MONSANTO, SEED PATENTS, GMO) http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/18/malawi-small-farmers-g8-new-alliance

 

 The Guardian, February 18, 2014
▶ G8 NEW ALLIANCE CONDEMNED AS NEW WAVE OF COLONIALISM IN AFRICA. Critics say landmark initiative to boost agriculture and relieve poverty favours big business to the detriment of small farmers http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/18/g8-new-alliance-condemned-new-colonialism

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, October 23, 2012
▶ PLACING PROFITS ABOVE WELL BEING: CHALLENGING THE DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF THE AGRO-CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/anna-lappe-activist-food-campaign

 

 

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

 

▶ THE ROLE OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD PRODUCTION AND POVERTY ERADICATION http://sco.lt/7SRAUj

 

 

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

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

 

 Care2, May 21, 2014

▶  BILLIONS OF 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

 

 

MALNUTRITION AND THE MICROBIOME. One of the tragedies of malnutrition in children is that the problems don't end when the hunger stops. A new study has shown that the microbial communities in the gut of children who experience malnutrition seem to be compromised over the long term, and don't recover even after therapy and a return to a normal diet. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/2014/06/07/2014-06-07-6/

 

                                                      WATCH

                                 "LAND RUSH - WHY POVERTY?

           The ugly rise of monoculture farming and globalized food

                                          http://sco.lt/88wCO1

 

 -▶  LAND GRABS: HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER RIGHTS ACROSS THE GLOBE  http://sco.lt/96H2yv

 

Guardian, Global Development

-▶ LAND GRABS: THOUSANDS 'FORCIBLY RELOCATED' IN ETHIOPIA says HRW report http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/jan/17/ethiopia-relocation-programme-report?CMP=twt_gu

 

 -▶ BIOFUELS LAND GRAB: GUATEMALA'S FARMERS LOSE PLOTS AND PROSPERITY TO 'ENERGY INDEPENDENCE' = SLIDE SHOW : Scientific American  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2567914610/africa-chocolate-bill-gates-monsanto-and-the-genetically-modified-land-grab

 

 May 23, 2013 Global Possibilities
- ▶  GUT PUNCH: MONSANTO COULD BE DESTROYING YOUR MICROBIOME http://www.globalpossibilities.org/gut-punch-monsanto-could-be-destroying-your-microbiome/

 

 Climate & Capitalism, January 13, 2014
▶ GMOs AND THE FABLES OF INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE http://climateandcapitalism.com/2014/01/13/gmos-fables-industrial-agriculture/

 

 AllAfrica, January 07, 2014

▶ AFRICA: OUR CONTEMPORARY, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH

Over the course of the past century our food supply has shifted from local to global. Most food our grandparents ate was grown regionally, often by neighbourhood farmers.

   Today our food comes from across the world. More importantly, it is often produced in highly destructive ways, at the lowest possible cost.

Consequently our food production system is responsible for accelerating the rate of destruction of the very ecosystems we are reliant upon in order to maintain our delicate global environmental equilibrium.

   We cut and clear the lungs of the world, our tropical rainforests, to feed livestock or grow dishonestly named "biofuels". We bulldoze natural filtration systems and the nurseries for life like wetlands and mangrove swamps to produce luxury foods for obese populations...  http://allafrica.com/stories/201401071158.html?viewall=1

 

 

                                                *** WATCH ***

 ARE GIANT AGRICULTURE FIRMS TRYING TO MONOPOLISE AND PATENT THE WORLD' FOOD SUPPLY?  - INDEPTH INVESTIGATION FROM AL JAZEERA

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1038866656/are-giant-agriculture-firms-trying-to-monopolise-and-patent-the-world-s-food-supply

 

 

 -▶  WHO WILL FEED US? THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD CHAIN OR THE PEASANT FOOD WEBS? http://www.etcgroup.org/content/poster-who-will-feed-us-industrial-food-chain-or-peasant-food-webs

 

                                                      WATCH

                          THE FUTURE OF FOOD - PART 2 Vandana Shiva

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/951852556/the-future-of-food-part-2-vandana-shiva

 

 

 Food Crisis and The Global Land Grab, November 2, 2013

-▶  TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY LAND GRABS: ACCUMULATION BY AGRICULTURAL DISPOSSESSION - For the world’s people to have secure access to the quantity and quality of food needed for a decent life, the land grabs and the development of large, highly mechanized factory farms must stop... http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22761

  

                                                       WATCH

                                             Moyers & Company

                HUNGER, OBESITY AND SOARING CORPORATE PROFITS

                                             http://sco.lt/6qmBV3

 

 

 Oakland Institute - Report

- ▶ THE GREAT LAND GRAB: RUSH FOR WORLD'S FARM LAND THREATENS FOOD SECURITY FOR THE POOR http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/great-land-grab-rush-world%E2%80%99s-farmland-threatens-food-security-poor

 

▶ LAND GRABS:  HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/5YJpKb

 

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

 

Food Reserves, September 02, 2014

▶ THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSIBILITY OF THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPEAN UNION IN THE EXPLOSION OF WORLD PRICES OF CEREAL: http://www.foodreserves.org/?p=582

 

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

 

 

-▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCE AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/9KW9wn

 

 Transition Network
▶ HOW DIFFERENT THE WORLD WOULD BE IF WE PAID THE TRUE COST OF FOOD AND FARMING? http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-12/how-different-would-world-be-if-we-paid-true-cost-food-and-farming

 

                                                        VIDEO: (48:00)

                             "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY?" -

                                     DOING GOOD RESPONSIBLY

                                             http://sco.lt/6VZEDB

 

 ▶  OBESITY PLUS:   HUGE INCREASE IN DIABETES, STROKES, HEART DISEASE ON A GLOBAL SCALE: THE AMERICAN DIET AND LIFE STYLE EXPORTED http://sco.lt/80rmld

 

Guardian, March 03, 2014
 -▶  US-STYLE INTENSIVE FARMING ISN'T THE SOLUTION TO CHINA'S MEAT PROBLEM. Staggering growth means China now produces a third of the world’s meat, and it hopes to do more by replicating the US model of meat production http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2014/mar/03/us-intensive-farming-chinas-meat-problem

 

 -▶ OBESITY PLUS:  HUGE INCREASE IN DIABETES, STROKES, HEART ATTACKS ON A GLOBAL SCALE -- THE AMERICAN DIET AND CONTEMPORARY FOOD PRODUCTION  http://sco.lt/80rmld

 

 

  -▶ FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF "FEAST OR FAMINE": BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/5U402L

 

 

                                  INFOGRAPHIC - SOIL TO SKY
                 AGROECOLOGY vs INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE PDF
http://agroecologygroup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Soil-to-Sky-infographic.pdf

 

▶ FIVE HOLISTIC ALTERNATIVE FARMING METHODS: AGROECOLOGY AT ITS BEST http://sco.lt/4i3lqr

 

Common Dreams, May 23, 2014
▶  PERMACULTURE POISED TO CONQUER THE CARIBBEAN. No fertilisers, herbicides, or pesticides but a bold vision to save a region from climate change and resource scarcity  http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/05/23

 

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

 

  -▶ ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY  http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

 

EurActiv, January 24, 2014
▶ MORE CONSUMPTION NOT NECESSARY FOR HUMAN WELL-BEING, SAYS UN REPORT http://www.euractiv.com/sustainability/greater-consumption-necessary-hu-news-532991

 

 -▶ AMERICANS EAT THE CHEAPEST FOOD IN THE WORLD, BUT WHAT IS IT REALLY COSTING US? http://sco.lt/9FNhzd

 

 Treehugger, January 31, 2014
▶  WHY OUR CHILDREN NEED REAL FOOD, NOT FOOD PRODUCTS  (book review) http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/why-our-children-need-real-food-not-food-products-book-review.html

 

 -▶ THE ETHICS OF BIG FOOD http://sco.lt/7wDiyX

 

 

 April 5, 2013 - Washington Post
▶ AID GROUPS PUSH OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO SHIFT THE WAY U.S. HELPS FEED STARVING PEOPLE ABROAD http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_government/aid-groups-push-obama-administration-to-shift-the-way-us-helps-feed-starving-people-abroad/2013/04/05/1081e192-9deb-11e2-9219-51eb8387e8f1_story.html

 

April 4, 2013 New York Times
▶ WHITE HOUSE SEEKS TO CHANGE INTERNATIONAL FOOD AID http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/us/politics/white-house-seeks-to-change-international-food-aid.html?_r=0

 

                            HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD"

                                        http://sco.lt/6fKNnN

 

▶ HOW DO WE FEED THE WORLD AND STILL ADDRESS THE DRIVERS OF DEFORESTATION - SKOLL WORLD FORUM -  UP FOR DEBATE  http://skollworldforum.org/debate-post/a-promising-initiative-to-address-deforestation-in-brazil-at-the-local-level/

 

Mongabay, January 16, 2014
▶ POPULATION GROWTH AND ASSOCIATED FOOD DEMAND TO TAKE HEAVY TOLL ON RAINFORESTS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0116-population-growth-food-deforestation.html

 

                                                         VIDEO:

                         INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI -

         A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER OF INDIGENOUS LANDS

                                            http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H

 

 

 -▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIETAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/8wC8LB

 

 ▶ THE CONUNDRUM AT THE HEART OF SUSTAINABILITY - OUR DISCONNECTION FROM NATURE   http://sco.lt/6HVMzR

 

                        DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS:

BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION - INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEMS, FORESTS DEVASTATED  http://sco.lt/7CsWKf

 

-▶ THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF LIFE, ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE -- ALL IN THE NAME OF 'GROWTH'  http://sco.lt/8pbb7p

 

The Economist, March 03, 2014

 ▶ GIVING GENEROUSLY, WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME

Last year, the WFP helped to feed over 90m people in 80 different countries. But the way it distributes food relief has been changing. In the 1960s, the organisation’s aid programmes for the developing world focussed on the distribution of food staples, often bought in developed countries, directly to the poor. Later, it was discovered that sourcing food more locally tended to be less disruptive to the local economy. Free distribution of food imported from elsewhere can undercut local food markets and cause more fundamental economic problems to occur. Buying more of it locally, it was found, tended to help farmers in the region more in the medium term.http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2014/03/world-food-programme

 

 ▶ THE ECONOMY OF ENOUGH: A BETTER PLAN THAN 'ENDLESS GROWTH' http://sco.lt/7f68zR

 

 ▶ THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/92ZVcP

 

 

United Nations Environmental Programme, June 21, 2013

▶ CLIMATE CHANGE, WATER SHORTAGE, BIODIVERSITY LOSS, WILL HAVE GROWING IMPACTS ON GLOBAL BUSINESS http://unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=2718&ArticleID=9552&l=en#sthash.OgqLDMrH.d

 

▶ ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

 

 

▶ RE-ENGINEERING, RE-PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF - THE ETHICS, MORALS AND LEGALITY - http://sco.lt/6M35KD

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

SEE MORE ON THE CORPORATE MONOPOLY OF GLOBAL FOOD AND THEIR TREMENDOUS POWER http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 

  ▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US  http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

                                 WATCH DOCUMENTARY (88 min)
                 "SEEDS OF PERMACULTURE" - ECOLOGICAL FARMING
People are becoming less and less self-sufficient around the world, these local communities that were previously growing everything themselves and knew how to build their own houses out of natural materials are completely dependent on big foreign powers and import from other countries. ... http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/seeds-permaculture/

 

 

 -▶ CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xupV

 

 

 

 SCOOPIT's CURATED BY @pdjmoo

 

- ▶ BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

 

- ▶ OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

 

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

 

-▶  YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 

                                                     WATCH

                                         ▶  FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

    

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Reaction to Natasha's comments : I feel really sad for the people who are starving in the picture. They are starving till the extend that they are as skinny as a skeleton. I'm glad that the government is donating time and money to help the people who are in poverty. Governments in other countries should also work together to help fight poverty. I agree with Natasha's comments suggesting the government to invest some money for education to educate the people living in poverty so that they will be more self dependent and learn new skills to help with their survival. But first, the government has to really feed them well enough for them to be healthy and start learning new skills and finding a job.
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Think Those 80,000 Chemicals AND Pesticides In Your Food & Environment Have Been Tested?

Think Those 80,000 Chemicals AND Pesticides In Your Food & Environment Have Been Tested? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

  New York Times, April 13, 2013

-▶ THINK THOSE CHEMICALS HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/14/sunday-review/think-those-chemicals-have-been-tested.html?pagewanted=all&_r=2&;

 

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

 

 

▶ 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

 

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

 

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

 

USA Today, March 28,. 2013

-▶ STUDY: TWO-THIRDS OF PESTICIDES IN CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND IN ENVIRONMENT GOT EPA LOOPHOLE APPROVAL WITH MINIMUM OR NO TESTING http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/03/27/pesticides-get-flawed-epa-approval/2024991/

 

-▶ PROCESSED FOODS MAKE UP 70 PERCENT OF THE US DIET - WITH ABOUT 5,000 DIFFERENT CHEMICALS http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/big-book/processed-foods-make-70-percent-us-diet

 

NPR, January 24, 2014

-▶ DRINKING WATER NOT TESTED FOR TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CHEMICALS http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/01/24/265520673/drinking-water-not-tested-for-tens-of-thousands-of-chemicals

 

-▶ BOYS WITH BOOBS: HIDDEN CHEMICALS FED TO KIDS CAN IMPACT THEIR HEALTH http://www.huffingtonpost.com/beth-greer/bpa-health_b_2808888.html?ir=Green

 

- ▶ GENDER-BENDER CHEMICALS: TRICLOSAN : "THERE'S A FROG DISRUPTOR IN MY SOAP" revisited - See the Amazing List of Product Containing Triclosan http://www.treehugger.com/health/triclosan-treehugger-theres-frog-disruptor-my-soap-revisited.html

 

 

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

 

-▶ THINK GMO IS SCARY?  NANOTECH IS HERE, IN YOUR FOOD, VITAMINS, COSMETICS, PESTICIDES AND PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS  http://sco.lt/5eFFnV

 

 -▶ FORMALDEHYDE SHOULD NOT BE IN OUR HOUSES, NO MATTER HOW 'NATURAL' BIG CHEM SAYS IT IS http://sco.lt/6fpP3x

 

 -▶ THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/9MtkYL

 

EcoWatch, April 16, 2014

▶ TOXIC AMERICA: REPORT DETAILS HAZARDOUS, UNREGULATED CHEMICALS IN THE U.S. http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/16/report-hazardous-unregulated-chemicals-in-u-s/

 

Living on Earth, March 14, 2014

▶ THE SCARY NEW EVIDENCE ON BPA PLASTIC: AN ABSOLUTELY MIND-BOGGLING INVESTIGATION INTO THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TACTICS TO KEEP YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT TOXIC PRODUCTS http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=14-P13-00011&segmentID=4 -

 

Treehugger, March 06, 2014

▶ A SILENT EPIDEMIC OF NEUROTOXINS IS THREATENING OUR CHILDREN'S BRAINS http://www.treehugger.com/health/silent-epidemic-neurotoxins-threatening-our-childrens-brains.html

 

Mother Jones, March 03, 2014

▶ HOW INDUSTRY AND THE FEDS SUPPRESSED EVIDENCE THAT PLASTICS WREAK HAVOC ON OUR HORMONES http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/03/regulatory-capture-bpa-plastic-estrogen-endocrine-disruptor-feds

 

Ohio.com February 12, 2012

-▶ FRACTURING NATURAL GAS WELLS REQUIRES HUNDREDS OF TONS OF UNDISCLOSED CHEMICAL LIQUIDS http://www.ohio.com/news/local-news/fracturing-natural-gas-wells-requires-hundreds-of-tons-of-chemical-liquids-1.264478

 

myEARTH360, March 01, 2014

- ▶ THE INCONVENIENT LINK: TOXIC CHEMICALS AND CANCER http://www.myearth360.com/2014/03/01/toxic-chemicals-cancer-us/

 

-▶ 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-or

 

Grist, March 03, 2014

▶ YOU SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT THE HIGH LEVELS OF WEED KILLER IN OUR AIR AND WATER http://grist.org/list/you-should-be-worried-about-the-high-levels-of-weed-killer-in-air-and-water-heres-why/

 

                                                         WATCH

                             PBS NewsHour Report Investigation

                                              February 13, 2013

POISONOUS CHEMICAL TOXINS IN YOUR DRINKING WATER: THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY, THE EPA AND CONFLICT OF INTERESTS http://www.pbs.org/newshour/multimedia/epa-corporate/

 

Breast Cancer Fund, February 28, 2014

- ▶ WHEN A SENATOR IS BOUGHT: TOXIC CALIFORNIA BILL WOULD MAKE SITUATION WORSE, IS A GIFT TO CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.breastcancerfund.org/media/press-releases/cica.html

 

Alternet, February 18, 2014

- ▶ DIAPERS: TOXINS IN HUGGIES AND PAMPERS AREN'T WHAT YOU WANT TO PUT NEAR BABY http://www.alternet.org/comments/personal-health/toxic-diapers-your-childs-disposable-diapers-contain-endocrine-disruptors

 

Common Dreams, February 17, 2014

-▶ TOXIC CHEMICALS LINKED TO GLOBAL, SILENT PANDEMIC; STRIKING CHILDREN WORLDWIDE http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/17-2

 

Mail Online, February 15, 2014

-▶ NUMBER OF CHEMICALS LINKED TO PROBLEMS SUCH AS AUTISM DOUBLES IN JUST SEVEN YEARS http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2560068/Young-risk-silent-epidemic-brain-disorders-Study-finds-growing-number-chemicals-linked-problems-like-autism.html

 

-▶ UN REPORT: URGENT ACTION NEEDED: GROWING HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS FROM SPREAD OF CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY: UNEP. Chemicals have become so important to daily life in today's world that the value of their output has grown to $4.12 TRILLION, compared to $171 billion in 1970. http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2862196581/un-report-urgent-action-needed-growing-health-and-environmental-hazards-from-spread-of-chemical-dependency

 

Environmental Working Group, October 28, 2013

▶ DIRTY DOZEN LIST OF ENDROCINE DISRUPTORS IN YOUR FOOD CHAIN http://www.ewg.org/research/dirty-dozen-list-endocrine-disruptors

 

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

 

EMagazine, December 21, 2012

▶ CHEMICAL EXPOSURES DELAYING PREGNANCY http://www.emagazine.com/daily-news/chemical-exposures-delaying-pregnancy/

 

                                                        WATCH

                                                 Link TV (27:17)

              UNSAFE: THE TRUTH BEHIND EVERYDAY CHEMICALS

They contribute to disease and are linked to conditions such as asthma, autism, ADHD, diabetes, cancers, infertility, cognitive disorders, obesity, reproductive disorders and birth defects. Earth Focus looks at endocrine disruptors, ubiquitous chemicals that affect development, metabolism, fertility and intelligence at extremely low doses and at what measures could be taken to better ensure public safety. http://www.linktv.org/video/9214/unsafe-the-truth-behind-everyday-chemicals

 

Reuters, April 29, 2013

-▶ U.S.-BORN KIDS HAVE MORE ALLERGIES, ASTHMA DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL AND CHEMICAL FACTORS http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/29/us-born-kids-allergies-idUSBRE93S0VP20130429

 

GM Watch, June 18, 2013

-▶ 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

 

-▶ STRONG REPORT FROM PEDIATRICIANS: PESTICIDES HARM CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT: Bad for adult brains, too http://sco.lt/8g7Daz

 

-▶ PHARMACEUTICAL, CHEMICAL POLLUTION IN OUR STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING (BOTTLED) WATER http://sco.lt/6RbQ5R

 

Mother Jones, January 23, 2014

- ▶ THESE 11 POPULAR SODAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR A POTENTIAL CARCINOGEN http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2014/01/sodas-contain-caramel-colored-carcinogen-4-mei

 

On Earth Magazine, November 25, 2013

▶ GENERATION TOXIC: We’ve known for years that lead seriously impairs early childhood development. Now scientists are finding that our kids’ brains are at risk from a barrage of other common chemicals. http://www.onearth.org/articles/2013/11/kids-brains-are-at-risk-from-a-barrage-of-toxic-chemicals

 

Allergy Kids, May 1, 2013 

-▶ TOP 10 CHEMICALS IN OUR FOOD MOST LIKELY TO CAUSE AUTISM AND LEARNING DISABILITIES http://www.allergykids.com/blog/top-10-chemicals-most-likely-to-cause-autism-and-learning-disabilities/

 

November 10, 2013

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

 

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

 

-▶ Alpha Minds TOP CHILDREN'S VITAMINS FULL OF ASPARTAME, GMOs & HARMFUL CHEMICALS http://www.minds.com/blog/view/167632/top-children%E2%80%99s-vitamins-full-of-aspartame-gmos-and-harmful-chemicals

 

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

 

- ▶ MONSANTO'S TOXIC HERBICIDE "ROUNDUP" (Glyphosate) HORMONE INHIBITOR IN OUR FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/7Ic9AH

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, January 23, 2014

- ▶ ARE THERE CARCINOGENS IN YOUR SODA? ConsumerReports has asked the California Attorney General to investigate its claims that PepsiOne and Malta Goya sodas contain concerning levels of chemical linked to cancer http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/pepsi-higher-levels-chemical-health-warning-new-study

 

Huffington Post Green, January 22, 2014

-▶ THE FINANCIAL BURDEN OF TOXIC CHEMICALS: BPA AMONG TOXIC CHEMICALS DRIVING UP HEALTH CARE COSTS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/22/bpa-health-care-costs_n_4644372.html

 

 

 

Nature World News, July 3, 2013 

-▶ GMO SEED COATED PESTICIDE ALTERING GENES IN HONEY BEES http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/2778/20130703/pesticide-altering-genes-honey-bees.htm

 

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

 

-▶ HORMONES FROM LIVESTOCK OPERATIONS MAY SKEW FISH (AND HUMAN) GENDER TOWARD MALES http://sco.lt/8Dm0sj

 

Los Angeles Times, January 16, 2014

▶ WEST VIRGINIA PUZZLED, OUTRAGED OVER CHEMICAL SPILL SICKENING THOUSANDS http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-chemical-danger-20140117,0,7792964.story#axzz2qhdBw824

 

Grist, January 10, 2014

▶ COAL CHEMICAL SPILLS IN WEST VIRGINA, LEAVING 300,000 WITHOUT CLEAN TAP WATER http://grist.org/news/coal-chemical-spills-in-west-virginia-leaving-300000-without-tap-water/

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT

                                   Newshour, January 10, 2014

▶ FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARED IN W.Va WHERE COAL CHEMICAL SPILL CAUSED WATER EMERGENCY http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/nation/jan-june14/wva1_01-10.html

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT

                                    Newshour, January 10, 2014

▶ MAYOR OF CHARLESTON, W.Va, SAYS WATER EMERGENCY IS DEVASTATING HIS COMMUNITY http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/nation/jan-june14/wva2_01-10.html

 

                                                      VIDEO

THE FOSSIL FUEL CONNECTION TO CHEMICALS AND ENDROCINE DISRUPTION http://www.linktv.org/video/9089/the-fossil-fuel-connection

 

-▶ "WAITER ... I'D LIKE TO ORDER A BOWL OF CHEMICAL SOUP PLEASE " - http://caffeinatedocmommy.blogspot.com/2012/03/waiter-id-like-to-order-bowl-of.html?spref=tw

 

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

 

▶ 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

 

SF Gate, January 15, 2014

-▶ BANNED CHEMICALS REPLACED BY WORRISOME ONES: UCSF STUDY http://www.sfgate.com/health/article/Banned-chemicals-replaced-by-worrisome-ones-UCSF-5144291.php

 

Chemical & Engineering News, October 13, 2013

-▶ GETTING REAL ABOUT 80,000 UNTESTED CHEMICAL RISKS http://cen.acs.org/articles/91/i41/Getting-Real-Chemical-Risks.html

 

Chicago Tribune, April 23, 2013 

-▶ 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

 

New York Times, April 18, 2013 

-▶ A TOOTHLESS 1976 LAW ON TOXIC CHEMICALS http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/19/opinion/a-toothless-law-on-toxic-chemicals.html?_r=1

 

EWG Environmental Working Group, March 29, 2013

-▶ A LOOPHOLE FOR CHEMICALS/PESTICIDES PUTS PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AT RISK - the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved roughly 11,000 pesticides intended for use in agriculture, inside homes, on lawns, in hand soaps, on clothing and other consumer goods with little or no safety tests, according to a multi-year investigation by the Natural Resources Defense Council. http://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2013/03/loophole-pesticides-risks-public-health

 

-▶ POISONED FOR PROFIT - HOW TOXINS ARE MAKING OUR CHILDREN CHRONICALLY ILL http://www.poisonedforprofit.net/

 

September 27, 2013

-▶ NUMBER OF SYNTHETIC CHEMICALS THE AVERAGE AMERICAN GETS EXPOSED TO EVERY DAY http://www.babble.com/babble-voices/grow-your-own/why-our-kids-have-industrial-chemicals-in-their-blood-10-stunning-facts/number-of-synthetic-chemicals-the-average-american-gets-exposed-to-daily-from-their-personal-care-products-126/

 

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

 

-▶ ARE YOU EATING PESTICIDE PLANTS? Are you eating ‘pesticide plants’? http://sco.lt/7wAJ7J

 

US National Institute of Health

-▶ CHEMICAL TOXINS: A RESEARCH PAPER TO EXPLAIN THE GLOBAL OBESITY EPIDEMIC http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12006126 July 23, 2013 Grist

 

-▶ WHY A NERVE-EATING, CANCER-CAUSING CHEMICAL IS STILL ON THE MARKET - SAFETY BEFORE PROFITS http://grist.org/business-technology/safety-last-why-a-nerve-eating-cancer-causing-chemical-is-still-on-the-market/

 

                                                       WATCH

                                     March 25, 2013 Ecowatch

DATELINE TV PRODUCER TESTED FOR CHEMICALS - WHAT SHE FINDS WILL SHOCK YOU http://ecowatch.com/2013/dateline-tv-producer-tested-for-chemicals/

 

 Environment News Service, May 28 ,2013

-▶ WAL-MART GUILTY OF PESTICIDE CRIMES - FINED $81 MILLION FOR DUMPING http://ens-newswire.com/2013/05/28/guilty-of-pesticide-crimes-wal-mart-fined-81-million/

 

Huffington Post Business, Stacy Malkan, September 219, 2013

-▶ TOP 3 LESSONS FROM WALMART'S BOLD NEW CHEMICAL POLICY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stacy-malkan/top-3-lessons-from-walmar_b_3937863.html

 

September 12, 2013 Breast Cancer Fund

-▶ WALMART WILL NO LONGER SELL COSMETICS, CLEANERS, MADE WITH TARGETED LIST OF TOXIC CHEMICALS http://www.breastcancerfund.org/media/press-releases/walmart-decision.html

 

-▶ JOHNSON & JOHNSON MAKES HISTORIC COMMITMENT TO REMOVE CANCER-CAUSING CHEMICALS FROM ALL ITS PRODUCTS BY 2015 http://sco.lt/9Cn4ID

 

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

 

                                                  CNN VIDEO

                     Organic Lifestyle Magazine, October 1, 2011

THE CHEMICAL DUMBING DOWN OF SOCIETY http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/issue/15-chemical-dumbing-down-of-society/

 

                                                       VIDEO

                           Lynn Hasselberger, October 9, 2013

ARE THE LEVELS OF CHEMICALS WE'RE EXPOSED TO DAILY REALLY 'ACCEPTABLE'? http://beyoumediagroup.com/2013/10/09/unacceptable-levels-lynn-hasselberger/

 

New York Times, October 6, 2012

-▶ THE CANCER LOBBY http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/07/opinion/sunday/kristof-the-cancer-lobby.html?_r=0&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1380446624-rttqDoCRHMDCIqew6YefMQ

 

-▶ HOW YOU BECAME A GUINEA PIG FOR THE CHEMICAL AND BIOTECH CORPORATIONS http://sco.lt/7pVqkr SF Gate, September 27, 2013

 

-▶ CALIFORNIA LAW ADVISING PUBLIC OF CHEMICAL DANGERS KICKING IN http://www.sfgate.com/health/article/Law-advising-public-of-chemical-dangers-kicking-in-4850911.php

 

The Guardian, December 17, 2013

-▶ BEE PESTICIDES MAY 'HARM DEVELOPING BRAINS OF UNBORN BABIES' http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/17/bee-pesticides-harmful-children

 

July 3, 2013 Nature World News

-▶ GMO SEED COATED PESTICIDE ALTERING GENES IN HONEY BEES http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/2778/20130703/pesticide-altering-genes-honey-bees.htm

 

SustainAbility, December 24, 2013

-▶TOXIC TIMEBOMB - NEONICOTINOIDS, CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT http://www.sustainability.com/blog/ten-trends-from-2013-toxics-timebomb#.Urns-vZQ1K4

 

Mongabay, December 23, 2013

▶ BEE-HARMING PESTICIDES MAY IMPACT HUMAN NERVOUS SYSTEM http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1223-hance-neonicotinoid-human.html

 

▶ 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

 

-▶ 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/

 

-▶ 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

 

The Environmental Magazine, January 01, 2013

-▶ CHEMICAL TOXINS IN OUR ENVIRONMENT AND THE HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF OUR TIME http://www.emagazine.com/magazine/chemical-crusader-sandra-steingraber/

 

Living on Earth, December 13, 2013

▶ LOVE CANAL'S MASSIVE TOXIC WASTE DUMP AND LOISE GIBBS 35 YEARS LATER - Love Canal was a toxic dump for chemical waste used by the Hooker Chemical Company in the 1950s in Niagara Falls, New York. In the next 20 years two schools and 900 homes were built on or near Love Canal. A young housewife, Lois Gibbs, lived there, and tells host Steve Curwood that more than half the children had birth defects. She organized the community and led a precedent-setting fight against the federal government to get all the families relocated... http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00050&segmentID=7

 

-▶ 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

 

-▶ CHEMICALS IN YOUR BODY: NEW UN STUDY REVEALS OUR CHEMICAL FOLLY - ENDOCRINE AG CHEMICAL DISRUPTERS A GLOBAL THREAT http://sco.lt/82f9px

 

-▶ UNITED NATIONS: UNCONTROLLED, UNREGULATED DANGEROUS CHEMICALS/PESTICIDES COSTS MILLIONS OF LIVES http://sco.lt/9ARsTB

 

-▶ UNEP GLOBAL CHEMICALS OUTLOOK REPORT http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2909863229/unep-global-chemicals-outlook-report

 

-▶ WHAT PESTICIDE EXPOSURE IS DOING TO YOUR BODY http://sco.lt/7IKHmD August 9, 2013 Living on Earth:

 

-▶ CHEMICALS THAT PROMOTE OBESITY DOWN THE GENERATIONS http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00032&segmentID=1

 

-▶ WHY MANY MILLIONS OF ANIMALS, LIKE PEOPLE, ARE NOW OVERWEIGHT - CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD http://sco.lt/5MB0TJ

 

Pew Environment Group, August 02, 2012

-▶ ANIMAL WASTE, WATERWAYS, AND DRINKING WATER http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/opinions/animal-waste-waterways-and-drinking-water-85899409190

 

-▶ NANOMATERIAL RISKS - IN YOUR FOOD, CLOTHING, EVERYWHERE - UNKNOWN RISKS/IMPACTS ON HUMAN, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH http://sco.lt/93lLIv

 

 

 

                                                        WATCH:

                                                    TED VIDEO

-▶ FORMER WALL STREET FOOD INDUSTRY ANALYST TURNED 'REAL FOOD' EVANGELIST - ROBYN O'BRIEN http://sco.lt/5zL0fR

 

Our World 2.0, February 25, 2013

-▶ ENDROCINE EMERGENCY: NEW UN STUDY REVEALS OUR CHEMICAL FOLLY http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/endocrine-emergency-new-un-study-reveals-our-chemical-folly/

 

-▶ UNITED NATIONS: UNCONTROLLED, UNREGULATED DANGEROUS CHEMICALS/PESTICIDES COSTS MILLIONS OF LIVES http://sco.lt/9ARsTB

 

-▶ YOUR HEALTH: WARNING BELLS FROM NATURE http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/news/warning-bells-from-nature-1.1482995#.UTug2Rk0ORQ

 

                                                     WATCH:

                               FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                            A WORLD WITHOUT AMPHIBIANS

                                         http://sco.lt/5U62ML

 

-▶ FOOD ALLERGIES, CANCER, ILL HEALTH LINKED TO PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/4megAz

 

-▶ NANOMATERIAL RISKS - IN YOUR FOOD, CLOTHING, EVERYWHERE - UNKNOWN RISKS AND IMPACTS ON HUMAN, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH http://sco.lt/93lLIv

 

Global Possibilities, March 23, 2013

-▶ MONSTER ENERGY DRINK IS NOW OFFICIALLY A 'BEVERAGE; - AND THAT HAS DANGEROUS IMPLICATIONS FOR CONSUMERS http://www.globalpossibilities.org/monster-energy-drink-is-now-officially-a-beverage-and-that-has-dangerous-implications-for-consumers/

 

-▶ 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

 

-▶ GMO TOXINS ARE IN NEARLY ALL PREGNANT WOMEN & FETUSES http://sco.lt/6IHi8P

 

-▶ MOMS PESTICIDE EXPOSURE RAISES RISK OF INFANT LEUKEMIA http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/newscience/2012/10/2013-0121-pesticides-permethrin-womb-leukemia/

 

-▶ARE WE EATING STRESS? Industrial Food Production puts extreme stress on plants and animals that we eat http://sco.lt/5aqLTd

 

                                                       WATCH:

-▶ HIP-HOP VIDEO COMPARES THE FOOD INDUSTRY TO DRUG DEALERS http://sco.lt/8FWRc1

 

Huffington Post Green, September 06, 2013

-▶ EPA QUIETLY WITHDRAWS TWO KEY PROPOSED CHEMICAL SAFETY RULES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/06/epa-chemical-

 

                                                            VIDEO:

New York Times, Retro Report, September 23, 2013

-▶ THE SHADOW OF THALIDOMIDE: THE GREED OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL DRUG COMPANIES In the 1950s, thalidomide cut a wide swath of destruction across the world, leaving behind thousands of deformed infants, but that was only the beginning of the story http://www.nytimes.com/video/2013/09/23/us/100000002455842/the-shadow-of-thalidomide.html?smid=tw-share

 

FOLLOW: -▶ SAFER CHEMICALS, HEALTHY FAMILIES http://www.saferchemicals.org/

 

Mother Jones, March 03, 2013

-▶ BUYING LOCAL AND ORGANIC? YOU'RE STILL EATING PLASTIC CHEMICALS http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/03/study-eating-fresh-local-and-organic-wont-protect-you-nasty-chemicals

 

-▶ PESTICIDES & PROSTATE CANCER... AGAIN | Pesticide Action Network http://www.panna.org/blog/pesticides-prostate-cancer-again

 

-▶ NO SAFE DOSES FOR HORMONE ALTERING CHEMICALS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1434594849/there-are-no-safe-doses-for-endocrine-disruptors-hormone-altering-chemicals

 

New York Times, January 19, 2013

-▶ WARNINGS FROM A FLABBY MOUSE http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/20/opinion/sunday/kristof-warnings-from-a-flabby-mouse.html?_r=0

 

New York Time, January 25, 2013

-▶ A RESPONSE FROM THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TO: "CHEMICALS IN THE BODY"Chemicals and the Body  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/25/opinion/chemicals-and-the-body.html?_r=0

 

Institute For Agriculture and Trade Policy, July 08, 2013

-▶ CHEMICALS AND OBESITY http://www.iatp.org/documents/chemicals-and-obesity

 

Scientific American

-▶ CHEMICAL 'SOUP" CONNECTION BETWEEN TOXINS AND POOR HEALTH: http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3456963803/chemical-soup-connection-between-toxins-and-poor-health-scientific-american

 

Grist, July 23, 2013

-▶ WHY A NERVE-EATING, CANCER-CAUSING CHEMICAL IS STILL ON THE MARKET - SAFETY BEFORE PROFITS http://grist.org/business-technology/safety-last-why-a-nerve-eating-cancer-causing-chemical-is-still-on-the-market/

 

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

 

-▶WHY WE POISON OUR FOOD AND DR. SEUSS http://sco.lt/9AMeX -▶ FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY http://sco.lt/5qIZnN

 

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

 

-▶ THE POLITICS OF ALTERED FOODS http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19991107&slug=2993667

 

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                                             -▶ PESTICIDES -▶

 

Reuters, July 22, 2013

-▶ WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION HAD ASKED INDIA TO BAN PESTICIDE THAT KILLED 23 CHILDREN IN THEIR SCHOOL LUNCH http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/22/us-india-poisoning-monocrotophos-idUSBRE96L0HB20130722?feedType=RSS&feedName=healthNews

 

-▶ STRONG REPORT FROM PEDIATRICIANS: PESTICIDES HARM CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT: Bad for adult brains, too http://sco.lt/8g7Daz

 

Nation of Change, June 30, 2013

-▶ 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

 

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

 

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

 

-▶ MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES - THE PERFECT STORM: GMO, PESTICIDES AND EXTREME WEATHER http://sco.lt/6JKCR7

 

-▶ OUR CHEMICAL-LADEN WORLD: ARE THE BEES THE CANARY IN THE COAL MINE FOR HUMAN HEALTH? http://sco.lt/4o1oDB

 

                                                      WATCH

                      PBS Newshour Report, December 30, 2013

GMO SEEDS GROW INTO BIG FIGHT ON KAUAI MONEY TRUMPS HEALTH Seeds are big business in Hawaii, where large biotech companies develop genetically modified crops. Megan Thompson reports on a battle being waged on the island of Kauai by residents who say growing practices like pesticide use are hazardous to public health.,, http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/environment/july-dec13/hawaiigmo_12-30.html

 

 Food Integrity Campaign, February 09, 2012

-▶ DROWNING IN HERBICIDE: MONSANTO IGNORES HEALTH CONCERNS http://www.foodwhistleblower.org/blog/23-2012/286-drowning-in-herbicide-monsanto-ignores-health-concerns

 

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                               GMO, GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD

 

Wake Up World, July 14, 2013

-▶ 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/

 

-▶ OBESITY, CANCER, DIABETES - TOXIC PROCESSED FOODS, CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES, GENE-ALTERED FOOD: WHAT ARE WE EATING? With little or no independent peer reviewed research are we embarking on a dangerous human experiment that may alter the human genes for generations to come?

 

                                                --- WATCH ---

                         A Must see VIDEO for all. GenetistDr. David Suzuki 

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

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

                                           http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

                                                   WATCH;

                POISONING PARADISE: ISLANDS AT RISK

                   The Genetic Engineering War in Hawai'i

                                      http://sco.lt/8hNxzd

 

                                                      WATCH:

"MONSANTO FOOD WARS: GMO SEEDS AND ANIMALS" http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997411054/watch-monsanto-food-wars-gmo-seeds-and-animals

 

 

Natural News, May 12, 2012

-▶ HUMAN GENES ENGINEERED INTO EXPERIMENTAL GMO RICE BEING GROWN IN KANSAS http://www.naturalnews.com/035745_GMO_rice_human_genes_Kansas.html

 

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

 

-▶ MONSANTO CONTROLS YOUR DIET http://sco.lt/7y3prN

 

-▶ WHY EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE AG=GAG BILL AND HOW OUR MEAT IS RAISED ON FACTORY FARMS http://sco.lt/7w0l05

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                       VIDEO

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

 

-▶ THOUSANDS OF FARMERS DYING: STUDY LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE TO AGROCHEMICALS http://sco.lt/8EMqMj

 

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

 

-▶ HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED US http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997618890/how-the-food-giants-hooked-us

 

Oxfam International, February 25, 2013

-▶ GOING BEHIND THE BRANDS YOU BUY http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/13-02-26-go-behind-brands-you-buy

 

Feb 20, 2013 NY Times, February 20, 2013

-▶ THE EXTRAORDINARY SCIENCE OF ADDICTIVE JUNK FOOD http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/magazine/the-extraordinary-science-of-junk-food.html?hp&_r=3&pagewanted=all&;

 

                                       FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATH

-▶ THE $500 BILLION GLOBAL CORPORATE FOOD MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/6D31xx

 

-▶ FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD: CHALLENGING CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/96Cmaf

 

 

 

EurActive, April 24, 2013

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

 

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

 

 

EWG Environmental Working Group, March 29, 2013

-▶ A LOOPHOLE FOR PESTICIDES PUTS PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AT RISK - the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved roughly 11,000 pesticides intended for use in agriculture, inside homes, on lawns, in hand soaps, on clothing and other consumer goods with little or no safety tests, according to a multi-year investigation by the Natural Resources Defense Council. http://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2013/03/loophole-pesticides-risks-public-health

 

-▶ PESTICIDE OVERLOAD: 1.1 BILLION POUNDS USED PER YEAR...AND...NEW USA LEGISLATION BAN RETALIATION http://sco.lt/7ilmE5 July 19, 2013 Global Possibilities

 

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

 

 Reuters, July 22, 2013

-▶ WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION HAD ASKED INDIA TO BAN PESTICIDE THAT KILLED 23 CHILDREN IN THEIR SCHOOL LUNCH http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/22/us-india-poisoning-monocrotophos-idUSBRE96L0HB20130722?feedType=RSS&feedName=healthNews ---

 

                                                       VIDEO

                           THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

▶ NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP (NEEDED FOR GMO CROPS) - http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

 

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

 

GM Watch, February 01, 2011

-▶ PUBLIC KEPT IN THE DARK ON "ROUNDUP" LINK WITH BIRTH DEFECTS - NEW REPORT http://www.gmwatch.org/latest-listing/1-news-items/13228-public-kept-in-the-dark-on-roundup-link-with-birth-defects-new-report

 

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

 

 

                            MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE

From Saccharin to GE Seed - Chemicals for Food, Pesticides for Agriculture.War Against Natural Systems http://sco.lt/5TGVDl

 

 

February 8, 2012 Food Integrity Campaign, February 08, 2012

-▶ *** DROWNING IN HERBICIDE: MONSANTO IGNORES HEALTH CONCERNS http://www.foodwhistleblower.org/blog/23-2012

 

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

 

-▶ ** GUADELOUPE AND MARTINIQUE THREATENED AS PESTICIDES/CHEMICALS CONTAMINATE FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/5m8ZWL

 

                                                +++WATCH+++

                                    May 6, 2013 Democracy Now

INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL POLLAN ON RECLAIMING OUR FOOD SYSTEM, MAKING OURSELVES HEALTHY AND GROWING DEMOCRACY http://www.democracynow.org/2013/5/6/michael_pollan_on_how_reclaiming_cooking

 

 

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Wall Street, Corporations Gobbling Up American, Foreign Farmland, Threatening Future Agriculture and Global Food Security | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

 Oakland Institute , February 18, 2014

▶ DOWN ON THE FARM: The first years of the twenty-first century will be remembered for a global land rush of nearly unprecedented scale. An estimated 500 million acres, an area eight times the size of Britain, was reported bought or leased across the developing world between 2000 and 2011, often at the expense of local food security and land rights. When the price of food spiked in 2008, pushing the number of hungry people in the world to over one billion, the interest of investors spiked as well, and within a year foreign land deals in the developing world rose by a staggering 200 percent. Today, enthusiasm for agriculture borders on speculative mania. Driven by everything from rising food prices to growing demand for biofuel, the financial sector is taking an interest in farmland as never before. As the Oakland Institute reported in 2012, a new generation of institutional investors—including hedge funds, private equity, pension funds, and university endowments—is eager to capitalize on global farmland as a new and highly desirable asset class... http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/down-on-the-farm

 

Modern Farmer, February 24, 2014
  -▶ WALL STREET QUIETLY GOBBLING UP AMERICA'S FARM LAND http://modernfarmer.com/2014/02/wall-street-quietly-gobbling-americas-farm-land/

 

 Mother Jones, March 14, 2014

  -▶ WALL STREET INVESTORS TAKE AIM AT FARMLAND http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/03/land-grabs-not-just-africa-anymore

 

 June 8, 2011 BBC News Africa
- ▶ HEDGE FUNDS 'GRABBING LAND' IN AFRICA http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13688683

 

                                             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

 

 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

 

 ▶ THE CORPORATE 'PHILANTHROCAPITALISTS' TAKEOVER OF AFRICAN AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/6CHP3R

 

                                                  -- WATCH --

                                                 Documentary:

                                    May 3, 2011 FarmlandGrab
- ▶ "PLANET FOR SALE" BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542

 

  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/

 

 

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

 

 

 EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

  -▶ STOP FEEDING THE BEAST AND START FEEDING THE PEOPLE. We have a system of predatory agriculture in which corporations pursue private gain relentlessly regardless of the social consequences. Social consequences can be defined as anything from polluting our water, land and air to impacting the health of our families to making the business of farming economically unsustainable. http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/22/stop-feeding-beast-start-feeding-people/

 

 

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

 

Food and Environment Reporting Network, April 02, 2014
  -▶ PLOWED UNDER. Across the Western Plains, native grassland is being turned into farmland at a rate not seen since the 1920s. The environmental consequences could be disastrous. - See more at http://thefern.org/2014/04/plowed-under/

 

 Civil Eats, March 04, 2014
  -▶ BETTING THE FARM:  WILL INVESTOR-LED LAND GRABS MEAN MORE CORPORATE AG? http://civileats.com/2014/03/04/betting-the-farm-will-investor-led-land-grabs-mean-more-corporate-ag/

 

 

                                                    WATCH

                      Corporate Control of Our Agriculture and Food

                           Dr Vandana Shiva "Rights of Nature"

                          2014 Tribunal President's Statement

                                           http://sco.lt/6qeJU1

 

 

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/

 

 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

 

 Common Dreams, March 21, 2014
  -▶ RADICAL UN REPORT PROMOTES DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF FOOD AND AN END TO CORPORATE DOMINATION http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/03/21-0

 

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

 

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 -▶  WE ALLOW MULTINATIONAL FOOD CORPORATIONS AND SPECULATORS TO DECIDE EVERYDAY WHO IS EATING AND LIVING, AND WHO IS STARVING AND DYING http://africasacountry.com/jean-ziegler-we-let-them-starve/

 

 BBC News, March 03, 2014
 -▶  FEWER CROPS NOW FEEDING THE WORLD: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE THREATENS GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26382067

 

 USDA report, February 20, 2014
  -▶ CORPORATE FARMING GROWS

The latest U.S. Census of Agriculture shows the average size of an Iowa farm operation continues to grow, while the number of farmers continues to shrink http://www.radioiowa.com/2014/02/20/usda-report-number-of-farms-on-the-decline-in-iowa/

 

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

 

 

April 17, 2013 - The Guardian

- ▶ LAND 'GRABS' EXPAND TO EUROPE AS BIG BUSINESS BLOCKS ENTRY TO FARMING http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/apr/17/land-grabs-europe-big-business-farming

 

                                                      WATCH:
                                                Deutche Welles

         LAND GRAB - SPECULATORS BUYING UP EASTERN GERMANY

Corporations and investors are buying into agriculture in Germany’s Eastern states on a big scale and pushing out long-established businesses. In some areas, investors now own almost a third of total arable land. Many farmers are worried they’ll be forced out of business entirely. http://www.dw.de/land-grab-are-speculators-buying-up-eastern-germany/av-17511574

 

▶ LAND GRABS:  HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/5YJpKb

 

 Truthout, April 14, 2014
▶ THE TRANSFORMATIVE POTENTIAL OF THE RIGHT TO FOOD http://truth-out.org/news/item/23086-the-transformative-potential-of-the-right-to-food

 

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                                                     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

 

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


                             BAN GMOs NOW - A Special ISIS Report
                                          http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

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EcoNexus, October 2003

  -▶ HUNGRY CORPORATIONS: REPORT PDF DOWNLOAD

Transnational Biotech Companies Colonize the Food Chain

http://www.econexus.info/publication/hungry-corporations

 

  -▶ THE TRILLION DOLLAR CORPORATE GIVEAWAY:  THE U.S. FARM BILL - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW http://sco.lt/7Svsi9

 

The Guardian, March 12, 2014
-▶ THE TRUTH ABOUT LOBBYING:  10 WAYS BUSINESS CONTROLS GOVERNMENTS. Whether facing down a threat to profits from a corporate tax hike, or pushing for market opportunities – such as government privatisations – lobbying has become another way of making money. Here are the 10 key steps that lobbying businesses will follow to bend government to their will. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/mar/12/lobbying-10-ways-corprations-influence-government

 

   -▶ HOW MEGA BANKS DROVE A MACK TRUCK THRU A LOOPHOLE TO DOMINATE AND CONTROL GLOBAL POLITICS, INDUSTRY AND SOCIETY http://sco.lt/4iZ2ED

 

Environmental Health News, February 12, 2014

  -▶ CORPORATIONS, INVESTORS GRABBING LAND AND WATER OVERSEAS. As a growing population stresses the world's food and water supplies, corporations and investors in wealthy countries are buying up foreign farmland and the freshwater perks that come with it. From Sudan to Indonesia, most of the land lies in poverty-stricken regions, so experts warn that this widespread purchasing could expand the gap between developed and developing countries. The “water grabbing” by corporations amounts to 454 billion cubic meters per year globally, according to a new study by environmental scientists. That’s about 5 percent of the water the world uses annually. For countries reliant on farming and already suffering from poverty, the potential impacts are huge, said Paolo D’Odorico, a University of Virginia professor. “In many of these countries, the sum of the water being grabbed would be enough to eliminate malnourishment,” he said. Some of the more active buyers in the United States, which leads the pack in number of deals, include multinational investors Nile Trading and Development, BHP Billiton, Unitech and media magnate Ted Turner, according to the researchers. Most purchasers are agricultural, biofuel and timber investors. http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/land-grabbing

 

 

  -▶  AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM? CORPORATE PROFITS vs SMALL HOLDER FARMERS INTEREST http://sco.lt/8JKbIn

 

  -▶ WIKILEAKS: USA GOVERNMENT PUSHES MONSANTO, GMO CROPS GLOBALLY: STARTS 'TRADE WARS' WITH NATIONS OPPOSED http://sco.lt/6PzO9x

 

▶ LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE: A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13

 

                                       ▶  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

 

 

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/

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, October 23, 2012
▶ PLACING PROFITS ABOVE WELL BEING: CHALLENGING THE DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF THE AGRO-CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/anna-lappe-activist-food-campaign

 

Guardian Sustainable Business

▶   NOCAMPAIGN CHALLENGES DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF AGRO-CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/blog/anna-lappe-activist-food-campaign

 

 ▶  INVESTIGATIVE REPORT:  SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION AND MEGA-FARMS http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

▶  THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS AND RUNOFF - DESTROYING OUR WATERWAYS, GROUNDWATER, RIVERS AND SOIL http://sco.lt/5ZDrZh

 

 

June 21, 2013 Seed Daily

- ▶ CHINESE BUYS UP CANADA FARMS, SQUEEZING OUT SMALL FARMERS: THE GLOBAL CORPORATE LAND GRAB http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Chinese_buy_up_Canada_farms_is_Beijing_behind_it_999.html

 

 Pambazuka, February 12, 2014

▶ BOOM TOWN: CHINESE INVESTMENT IN AFRICA AT AN UNPRECEDENTED LEVEL: LEAVING LOCAL BUSINESS IN THE DUST http://pambazuka.org/en/category/features/90523

 

 

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

 

 

 ▶  CONTEMPORARY CORPORATE AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xupV3

 

 ▶  MEATONOMICS: THE DIRTY TRUTH ABOUT CHEAP MEAT http://sco.lt/5MiErp

 

 Wired, February 21, 2014
▶  FROM BIRD FLU TO BIG FARMS:  THE RISE OF CHINA'S MEGA AGRICULTURE http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2014/02/iatp-china/

 

▶  ARE YOU EATING CLONED PIG?  CHINA ENTERS USA FOOD MARKET UNLABELED, UNREGULATED http://sco.lt/9IkFmr

 

 

                                                       VIDEO:

FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/4l725B

 

 

-▶ MASSIVE LAND GRABBING BY MULTINATIONAL FIRMS PREVALENT IN UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES AND WILL GET WORSE WITH TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

At present, some 1.5 million hectares of land are primed for lease to foreign countries, and the Philippine government is set to open more agricultural lands to monopoly corporations of the United States, European Union, South Korea and Australia.
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

 

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

 

                                                    WATCH (56:27)
                            STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                   HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU

 

 ▶ THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/696Tlx

 

The Guardian, February 18, 2014
▶ G8 NEW ALLIANCE CONDEMNED AS NEW WAVE OF COLONIALISM IN AFRICA. Critics say landmark initiative to boost agriculture and relieve poverty favours big business to the detriment of small farmers http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/18/g8-new-alliance-condemned-new-colonialism

 

Guardian Global Development, February 18, 2014
▶ THE G8 AND THE CORPORATE TAKE OVER OF AFRICAN FARMING. As part of the New Alliance, 10 African governments have signed up to change dozens of laws, policies and regulations to make their countries more attractive to the private sector. Collectively, they have made more than 200 commitments, including the overhaul of seed and tax laws and the setting aside of hundreds of thousands of hectares of land for commercial investors.   http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/interactive/2014/feb/18/g8-fight-future-african-farming-interactive

 

▶ THE BIGGER PICTURE: "Monsanto Protection Act" the Trans Pacific Partnership and Corporate Governance http://sco.lt/8XeEyX

 

 

           --  A MUST WATCH ON GROWING CORPORATE ECOCIDE --
                                              VIDEO REPORT
                            September 15, 2013 The Real News
-▶ 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. http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10725

 

 

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

 

 

 - ▶ CORPORATE GOVERNANCE? NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL AS SOVEREIGN RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAY http://sco.lt/6P14JF

 

 

 


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▶  A growing number of organic consumers, natural health advocates and climate hawks are taking a more comprehensive look at the fundamental causes of global warming. And its led them to this sobering conclusion: Modern, industrial, monocrop farming are burning up our planet. How did they reach this conclusion? http://www.nationofchange.org/how-factory-farming-contributes-global-warming-1358786945

 

allAfrica, January 07, 2014
▶  AFRICA:  OUR MODERN, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH.

Today our food comes from across the world. More importantly, it is often produced in highly destructive ways, at the lowest possible cost.

Consequently our food production system is responsible for accelerating the rate of destruction of the very ecosystems we are reliant upon in order to maintain our delicate global environmental equilibrium.

We cut and clear the lungs of the world, our tropical rainforests, to feed livestock or grow dishonestly named "biofuels". We bulldoze natural filtration systems and the nurseries for life like wetlands and mangrove swamps to produce luxury foods for obese populations. http://allafrica.com/stories/201401071158.html?viewall=1

 

OnEarth, January 6, 2014

▶AQUIFER ALERT: Stretching across eight U,S states, the Ogallala aquifer is the lifeblood of agriculture on the Great Plains. But can it survive a future of drought, pollution, and pipelines? ... Underlying almost 175,000 square miles in eight states, the aquifer sustains nearly one-fifth of all wheat, corn, cotton, and cattle production in the United States. But several years of drought and decades of intensive crop irrigation have left it seriously depleted http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/01/so-what-exactly-is-an-aquifer-we-explain

 

Independent Science News, October 30, 2013

 ▶ THE FOUNDING FABLES OF INDUSTRIALIZED AGRICULTURE http://www.independentsciencenews.org/un-sustainable-farming/the-founding-fables-of-industrialised-agriculture/

 

 The Cornucopia Institute, December 5, 2013

 ▶ "THEY HAVE POLLUTED THEIR OWN NEST" - MOVE OVER, BIG AG: SUSTAINABILITY'S MOMENT IS HERE http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/12/move-big-ag-sustainabilitys-moment/

 

HuffPostGreen, December 30, 2013
▶ MILLIONS OF ACRES OF CHINESE FARMLAND TOO POLLUTED TO GROW FOOD, HIGHLIGHTING GROWING THREAT http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/30/chinese-farmland-polluted_n_4517601.html

 

 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

 

                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

 ▶ THE FEMALE FACE OF FARMING : No Longer a 'Man's World' http://sco.lt/8udEg5

 

 

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

 

 

▶  THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET -  - SOIL AS A LIFELINE - CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/4nJvdp

 

Salon, December 29, 2013
-▶  MONSANTO'S SCARY NEW SCHEME:  WHY DOES IT REALLY WANT ALL THIS DATA? As biotech giant pays huge sums for data analysis about farms, many are terrified about how it might be harnessed  http://www.salon.com/2013/12/29/monsantos_scary_new_scheme_why_does_it_really_want_all_this_data/

 

October 2, 2013 Salon
-▶  MONSANTO' BIG DATA TAXPAYER RIPOFF http://www.salon.com/2013/10/02/monsantos_big_data_taxpayer_ripoff/

 

▶ THE POST-GMO ECONOMY - HOW MONSANTO IS TERRIFYING THE FARMING WORLD http://sco.lt/6wRNsv

 

 ▶  ARE GIANT AGRICULTURE FIRMS TRYING TO MONOPOLISE AND PATENT THE WORLD'S FOOD SUPPLY? http://sco.lt/8d5byj

 

AGROPOLY - September 2013
▶  A HANDFUL OF CORPORATIONS CONTROL WORLD FOOD PRODUCTION (PDF REPORT) http://www.econexus.info/publication/agropoly-handful-corporations-control-world-food-production

 PDF REPORT

http://www.econexus.info/sites/econexus/files/Agropoly_Econexus_BerneDeclaration_wide-format.pdf

 

 

 

February 18, 2013 Common Dreams

▶  INDUSTRIAL AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2

 

▶  THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/4iAdaz

 

▶  MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE http://sco.lt/5Gpafx

 

▶  AGRICULTURE CAUSES 80% OF TROPICAL DEFORESTATION - THE TERRIBLE PRICE WE PAY http://sco.lt/7lL4gD

 

Scientific American

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

 

▶  MANIPULATING THE SEEDS OF LIFE:  SEED PATENTS AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD:  THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY  http://sco.lt/7yB3XF

 

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

 

▶  THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET -  - SOIL AS A LIFELINE - CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/4nJvdp

 

                                                     WATCH

         THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO - FULL LENGTH

                      The Leader of the Biotech Ag Cartel

                                     http://sco.lt/7CoHSb

 

 

Common Dreams, Joseph Stiglitz
 ▶ THE INSANITY OF OUR FOOD POLICY -- Joseph Steiglitz http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/17-3

 

ETC GROUP:  September 23, 2013

▶  YET ANOTHER UN REPORT CALLS FOR SUPPORT FOR PEASANT FARMING AND AGROECOLOGY http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1371403/3dcf9f8e43/546730523/69eaf81be4/

 

TakePart, November 15, 2013
▶  HOW BIG CORN IS KILLING THE EARTH http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/11/15/how-big-corn-killing-earth

 

Beyond Pesticides, October 22, 2013

 ▶ INVESTIGATIVE REPORT FINDS SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GMO CROP PRODUCTION http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=12090

 

FUTURENOMICS: 

▶  DITCHING OUR OUTMODED AND FOSSILISED MONOCROP ECONOMIC PARADIGM http://sco.lt/5hpBar

 

 

                                                   -- WATCH --

Anna Lappé & Food MythBusters --
▶ DO WE REALLY NEED INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE TO FEED THE WORLD? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uem2ceZMxYk#t=47

 

Transition Network
▶ HOW DIFFERENT THE WORLD WOULD BE IF WE PAID THE TRUE COST OF FOOD AND FARMING? http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-12/how-different-would-world-be-if-we-paid-true-cost-food-and-farming

 

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

 

EurActiv, 22 July 2011
-▶ INTENSIVE FARMING:  ECOLOGICALLY SUSTAINABLE? http://www.euractiv.com/cap/intensive-farming-ecologically-s-linksdossier-506029

 

March 12, 2012 Thomson Reuters Foundation

▶  GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM AN INTERNATIONAL "PUBLIC HEALTH DISASTER": UN FOOD EXPERT http://www.trust.org/item/?map=global-food-system-an-international-public-health-disaster-un-food-expert/

 

                                                     WATCH

                           A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki - :

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

                                          http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

Beyond Pesticides, October 22, 2013

 ▶ INVESTIGATIVE REPORT FINDS SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GMO CROP PRODUCTION http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=12090

 

 

▶  PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/6VkkXB

 

 ▶  BEWARE OF A CALL FOR A "GREENER REVOLUTION' CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF GLOBAL FOOD SUPPLY  http://sco.lt/7sYm1Z

 

 GRAIN, December 7, 2013
- ▶ STOLEN LAND: NIGERIAN VILLAGERS WANT THEIR LAND BACK - This is the second of a series of interviews about resistance to the expansion of industrial oil palm plantations in West and Central Africa.

http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4844-stolen-land-nigerian-villagers-want-their-land-back-from-wilmar

 

 Farmland Grab, November 15, 2013

- ▶ A SHOCKING SCANDAL: THE GREAT, SECRETIVE AFRICA LAND GRAB http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21303

 

- ▶ LAND GRABS: How Foreign "Investments" Are Redistributing Wealth, Land and Water across the globe http://sco.lt/5YJpKb

 

Guardian Environment, December 19, 2013
 ▶ DRAMATIC DECLINE IN INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE COULD HERALD 'PEAK FOOD' Most conventional yield projection models are oblivious to the real world say US researchers http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2013/dec/19/industrial-agriculture-limits-peak-food

 

Organic Connections
  ▶  IS THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY A GMO CASUALITY? http://organicconnectmag.com/monarch-butterfly-gmo-casualty/#.Urjat_ZQ1K4

 

The Ecologist, December 12, 2013
-▶ WHAT PRICE NATURE? :  If the world is to feed a growing population against a backdrop of climate change and biodiversity loss, argues Charles Windsor, we must calculate in the cost of the damage we are causing to soils, water, climate and ecosystems... http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2194757/we_must_put_a_price_on_nature.html

 

 

                                                     VIDEO

 ▶ WHEN FOOD BECOMES A COMMODITY FOR PROFITS, NOT HEALTH - http://sco.lt/8UqhAv

 

 

Environmental News Network, November 29, 2013
▶  WHAT IS THE TRUE COST OF FOOD PRODUCTION? http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/46739

 

Forbes, November 05, 2013
▶ U.S. RANCHERS INSISTENCE ON CHEAP TAX-SUPPORTED GRAZING KEEPS WOLF POPULATION IN THE CROSSHAIRS http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmcwilliams/2013/11/05/ranchers-insistence-on-cheap-grazing-keeps-wolf-population-in-the-crosshairs/

 

                                                     WATCH

Emmy-Award Winning 1hr Documentary, University of Minnesota

              "TROUBLED WATERS:  A MISSISSIPPI RIVER STORY"
"Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story" examines the "unintended consequences" of farming practices on water quality, soil loss and the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico. Knitting together federal energy, farm and environmental policies, the film makes a compelling case for the revamping of US agricultural policy.  Through beautiful photography and inspiring narrative, the film puts deliberate emphasis on solutions and provides a hopeful blueprint for progress and positive change... http://www.rememberthispoint.com/?p=212

 

 California Ag TODAY, November 6, 2013
 ▶ TENSION GROWS BETWEEN AGRICULTURE FOOD AND WATER SUPPLIES http://californiaagtoday.blogspot.com/2013/11/tension-between-food-and-water-supplies.html

 

World Resources Institute, October 31, 2013

 ▶ WHY THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WATER AND AGRICULTURE NEEDS TO CHANGE http://www.wri.org/blog/one-quarter-world%E2%80%99s-agriculture-grows-highly-water-stressed-areas

 

 

                                                     WATCH

                   A FARM FOR THE FUTURE - NATURE HOLDS THE KEY
                                         BBC Documentary
                       http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/farm-for-the-future/

 

 

 Common Dreams, December 06, 2013
▶ IN WTO DEAL 'CORPORATE RIGHTS TRUMP THE RIGHT OF PEOPLE TO FOOD' http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/12/06-4

 

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

 

Global Research, November 26, 2013
▶  MONSANTO, THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AND GLOBAL FOOD DOMINANCE http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-the-tpp-and-global-food-dominance/5359491

 

 

 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

 

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/

 

 

World Chaos News, June 17, 2013
▶  HUMAN GENES ENGINEERED INTO EXPERIMENTAL GMO RICE BEING GROWN IN KANSAS

The only known GMO with inbred human traits in cultivation today, a GM rice product made by biotechnology company Ventria Bioscience is currently being grown on 3,200 acres in Junction City, Kansas — and possibly elsewhere — and most people have no idea about it.
Since about 2006, Ventria has been quietly cultivating rice that has been genetically modified (GM) with genes from the human liver for the purpose of taking the artificial proteins produced by this “Frankenrice” and using them in pharmaceuticals.
 http://aworldchaos.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/human-genes-engineered-into-experimental-gmo-rice-being-grown-in-kansas/

 

 

▶ Center for Food Safety, November 27, 2013
MONSANTO OR MONARCH BUTTERFLIES -- THE CHOICE IS OURS http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/blog/2741/monsanto-or-monarchs-the-choice-is-ours

 

▶  MONSANTO BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES 59%.  NOW AT LOWEST LEVELS EVER http://sco.lt/81D2Sv

 

 

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

 

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

 

 ▶  WHY MANY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AND PETS ARE NOW OVERWEIGHT - CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD http://sco.lt/5MB0TJ

 

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

 

 

                                                  -- WATCH --

                                                 Documentary:

                                     May 3, 2011 FarmlandGrab
      "PLANET FOR SALE" BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

                              http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542

 

 

- ▶ FROM LAND GRABS TO RESOURCE WARS? Food, fuel and the global land grab -  Lester Brown http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21474 farmlandgrab.org

 

                                                         WATCH

                                                        'FED UP!"

                                            Free Documentary Online
In the harvest of 1999, 60% of Canada's canola crop, 90% of Argentina's soybean crop, 50% of the US' soybean crop, and 33% of the US' corn crop was genetically engineered. Industrial agriculture is damaging the basis for future production. We've got soil erosion, soil compaction, salinisation, water logging, destruction of beneficial biodiversity, loss of natural enemies of pest... and all that is occurring in an alarming rate.
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/fed-up/

 

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT: GazetteNet, November 5, 2013

-▶  BIO-ETHANOL FUEL: THE SECRET DIRTY COST OF OBAMA'S GREEN POWER PUSH.  Five million acres of land set aside for conservation — more than Yellowstone, Everglades and Yosemite National Parks combined — have vanished on Obama’s watch. Landowners filled in wetlands. They plowed into pristine prairies, releasing carbon dioxide that had been locked in the soil. Sprayers pumped out billions of pounds of fertilizer, some of which seeped into drinking water, contaminated rivers and worsened the huge dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico where marine life can’t survive. ... 15 million more acres of corn were planted last year than before the ethanol boom http://www.gazettenet.com/home/9190243-95/the-secret-dirty-cost-of-obamas-green-power-push

 

 Farm Land Grab, November 1, 2013
- ▶ BIG CORPORATE AGRIBUSINESS AS USUAL: THE DEATH OF PEASANT FARMING IN ARGENTINA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22759-agribusiness-as-usual-the-death-of-peasant-farming

 

Common Dreams, November 7, 2013

 ▶ CLIMATE SUMMIT:  DON'T TURN FARMERS INTO 'CLIMATE SMART' CARBON TRADERS http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/07-10

 

Environmental Working Group, November 4, 2013

 ▶ BIPARTISAN COALITION WOULD LINK LAND CONSERVATION TO 2013 FARM SUBSIDIES http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/11/bipartisan-support-compliance

 

Guardian, September 18, 2013

▶  FOOD CRISIS FEARS PROMPT U.N. WAKE-UP CALL TO WORLD LEADERS AND BIG AGRIBUSINESS
UNCTAD, the UN trade and development body's 2013 Trade and Environment Review, calls on governments to "wake up before it is too late" and shift rapidly towards farming models that promote a greater variety of crops, reduced fertiliser use and stronger links between small farms and local consumers to achieve global food security and tackle climate change http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/sep/18/food-crisis-un-governments

 

 

 DW.DE English, October 28, 2013

 ▶ FIGHTING HUNGER THROUGH SUSTAINABLE FARMING

Until now, many have believed that intensive farming is the answer to famine and malnutrition around the world. But now experts are challenging this idea, propagating quality and variety over quantity.

http://www.dw.de/fighting-hunger-through-sustainable-farming/a-17186491

 

Post Growth, November 1, 2013

 ▶ UNLIMITED COMPETITION IS NOT SUSTAINABLE -  CORPORATE FARMING
Large farms now dominate crop production in the United States. Although most cropland was operated by farms with less than 600 crop acres in the early 1980s, today most cropland is on farms with at least 1,100 acres, and many farms are 5 and 10 times that size. Meanwhile, in 1987, the average dairy herd size was 80 cows; by 2007, it was 570 cows, in 2012 it was 5,000. The change in hogs was even more striking, from 1,200 hogs removed in a year to 30,000... http://postgrowth.org/unlimited-competition-is-not-sustainable/

 

ETC Group, September 2013 Report
-▶  PUTTING THE CARTEL BEFORE THE HORSE...AND FARM, SEEDS, SOIL, PEASANTS, ETC. http://www.etcgroup.org/sites/www.etcgroup.org/files/CartelBeforeHorse11Sep2013.pdf

 

 

New York Times, October 14, 2013

 ▶ HOW TO FEED THE WORLD http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/15/opinion/how-to-feed-the-world.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

 

 

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

 

Union of Concerned Scientist, October 17, 2013

▶  SMALL FARMS, NOT MONSANTO, ARE KEY TO GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY http://blog.ucsusa.org/small-farmers-not-monsanto-are-key-to-global-food-security-272

 

 

 ETC Group, September 4, 2013
▶  WHO WILL CONTROL THE AGRICULTURAL INPUTS: THE STATE OF CORPORATE CONCENTRATION, 2013 (PDF REPORT)
PUTTING THE CARTEL BEFORE THE HORSE... AND FARM, SEEDS, SOIL AND PEASANTS ETC. http://www.etcgroup.org/putting_the_cartel_before_the_horse_2013

 

 

 

Sustainable Pulse, October 12, 2013

▶  MEXICO BANS GMO CORN EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/10/12/mexico-judge-orders-total-ban-of-gm-maize-crops-over-environmental-harm/#.Ul2sPSTc-RQ

 

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

 

Sustainable Pulse, October 13, 2013
▶  BRAZIL JUDGE RULES AGAINST MONSANTO OVER RESTRICTIVE GMO SEED AGREEMENTS http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/10/13/brazil-judge-rules-against-monsanto-over-seed-agreements/#.Ul2kSSTc-RQ

 

Reuters, October 23, 2013

 ▶ ANALYSIS: LACK OF CROP ROTATION SLOWLY TURNS ARGENTINE PAMPAS INTO SAND http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/23/us-argentina-soils-analysis-idUSBRE99M0G120131023

 

  

                                             VIDEO REPORT

                               PBS Newshour October 20, 2013

                    The Hubris of The Biotech Chemical Cartel
▶ GMO SEEDS & THEIR PESTICIDES GROW INTO A BIG FIGHT IN KAUAI, HAWAII http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/environment/july-dec13/hawaiigmo_10-20.html

 

 

La Via Campesina, October 7, 2013
▶  PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO LAND AND SEEDS TO PRODUCE HEALTHY FOOD, AND PRACTICE FOOD SOVEREIGNTY http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/main-issues-mainmenu-27/food-sovereignty-and-trade-mainmenu-38/1498-people-have-the-right-to-land-and-seeds-to-produce-healthy-food-and-practice-food-sovereignty

 

TriplePundit, October 11, 2013
▶  THE RISE OF INDOOR CROPPING http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/10/rise-indoor-cropping/

 

ETC Group, September 06, 2013
▶  WHO WILL FEED US? THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD CHAIN OR THE PEASANT FOOD WEBS? http://www.etcgroup.org/content/poster-who-will-feed-us-industrial-food-chain-or-peasant-food-webs

 

 

                                                 INFOGRAPHIC:

       FIELDS OF GOLD - RAPID RISE OF THE U.S. CORN INDUSTRY

              Lashings of Pesticides Creating Biological Deserts

                    http://flapjackmedia.com/2013/09/04/corn/

 

 

June 17, 2013 Somewhat Reasonable

▶  CROP INSURANCE FOR GUARANTEEING BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE PROFITS EXPANDED IN U.S. SENATE 2013 FARM BILL COSTING TAXPAYERS $955 BILLION IN SUBSIDIES http://blog.heartland.org/2013/06/crop-insurance-expanded-in-senate-farm-bill/

 

July 30, 2013 Environmental Working Group
▶  REPORT: 7.2 MILLION ACRES OF WETLANDS AND FRAGILE LAND GO UNDER THE PLOW http://www.ewg.org/release/72-million-acres-wetlands-and-fragile-land-go-under-plow

 

The Top Information Post, May 28, 2013

▶  RUSSIA WARNS OBAMA:  MONSANTO http://topinfopost.com/2013/05/28/russia-warns-obama-monsanto

 

 

 September 3, 2013 -Sci Dev Net

▶  FARMING AND KNOWLEDGE MONOCULTURES ARE MISCONCEIVED

Food needs can be met with a new vision for agriculture and science
In mainstream policy and corporate thinking, scientific knowledge and global markets are considered key for food security. This has resulted in the industrialisation and laboratory research-led intensification of agricultural systems, inputs and food-supply chains.
But intensified systems do not meet global food needs — they mostly suit export markets and corporate interests.... an industrial monoculture model of production — of both food and knowledge — avoids its ecological and social costs, while suppressing more effective sustainable alternatives, and underexploits science's potential versatility.... http://www.scidev.net/global/agriculture/opinion/farming-and-knowledge-monocultures-are-misconceived.html

 

                                           ▶  WATCH ▶ 

VIDEO

 ▶ ***** "LAND RUSH - WHY POVERTY? THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD  http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

                                                     VIDEO:

 ▶ "THE FOOD AND CLIMATE CONNECTION" http://vimeo.com/11923174

 

 

 ▶  HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD"  http://sco.lt/6fKNnN

 

 

▶  The report—"WAKE UP BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE" MAKE AGRICULTURE TRULY SUSTAINABLE NOW FOR FOOD SECURITY IN A CHANGING CLIMATE (PDF) —http://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=666

...was written with contributions from over 60 experts, and finds that "urgent and far-reaching action" is needed to address the "collective crisis" of "rural poverty, persistent hunger around the world, growing populations, and mounting environmental concerns."

 However, the call from the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) flies in the face of the goals laid out by trade deals now being negotiated including the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership....

 

 

The Atlantic Cities, October 2, 2013
THE REALLY BIG FIGHT OVER U.S. URBAN FARMING IS PLAYING OUT IN SMALL TOWNS http://www.theatlanticcities.com/politics/2013/10/really-big-fight-over-urban-farming-playing-out-small-towns/7097/

 

Metro News, September 23, 2013
▶  AGRICULTURE SHOCK:  HOW ROBOT FARMERS WILL TAKE OVER OUR FIELDS http://metro.co.uk/2013/09/23/robot-farming-4055079/

 

 Stanford Social Innovation Review, September 30, 2013

▶  REMAKING THE FOOD SYSTEM http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/remaking_the_food_system?utm_source=Enews&utm_medium=email&utm_content=1&utm_campaign=From_Blog

 

 

                                                ▶  WATCH  ▶ 

 VIDEO:
HARVESTING JUSTICE; TRANSFORMING THE FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN IN THE USA http://sco.lt/668m5x

 

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

 

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                      ENVIRONMENTAL, ECOSYSTEM DESTRUCTION

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                                                          WATCH:

                                    FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                              A WORLD WITHOUT AMPHIBIANS

                                              http://sco.lt/5U62ML

 

Nation of Change, October 12, 2013
FROM THE EXPERIMENTAL GMO FIELDS OF KAUAI TO THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP - TPP: CONNECTING THE DOTS http://www.nationofchange.org/experimental-gmo-fields-kauai-tpp-connecting-dots-1381584098

 

Earth Policy Institute
▶  RISING TEMPERATURES, RISING FOOD PRICES: FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES - THE NEW GEOPOLITICS OF FOOD SCARCITY http://www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch8

 

 

November 1, 2012 Mongabay

▶  FROM 'FERTILIZER TO FORK': FOOD ACCOUNTS FOR A QUARTER OF THE WORLD'S GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS  http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1101-hance-agriculture-greenhouse-gases.htm

 

July 1, 2013 ScieDevNet

▶  FOOD SECURITY NEEDS 'MORE HOLISTIC' AGRICULTURE http://www.scidev.net/global/farming/news/food-security-needs-more-holistic-agriculture.html

 

▶  THE NEXT GREEN REVOLUTION - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS WITHOUT FOSSIL FUELS, LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES AND MONOCROPS  http://sco.lt/7H8QPR

 

Common Dreams, September 23, 2013
▶  U.N. - ECOLOGICAL WAKE-UP CALL THAT COUNTERS CORPORATE-FRIENDLY 'FREE' TRADE AND OUR INDUSTRIAL FOOD PRODUCTION

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/09/23-5

 

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                             GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD

 

Harakah Daily, October 13, 2013
▶  MALAYSIA: BANTAH TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT (TPAA) URGES MALAYSIANS TO REJECT GMO FOOD http://en.harakahdaily.net/index.php/headline/7970-bantah-tppa-urges-malaysians-to-reject-gmo-food.html

 

 ▶  GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GMO/CHEMICAL 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

 

 ▶  AMERICANS EAT THE CHEAPEST FOOD IN THE WORLD, BUT WHAT IS IT REALLY COSTING US? OBESITY PLUS  http://sco.lt/6nvbQf

 

 ▶  FARM TO FORK: THE STORY OF OUR TOXIC FOOD SYSTEM - INFOGRAPHIC http://sco.lt/66Od05

 

 

Organic News USA -

 ▶  Find out more about factory farming & the state of the food industry - This powerful film changed the way millions of Americans eat. Find out why http://www.streamorganic.com/index.php/home-mainmenu-1/news-mainmenu-2/1-latest/4610-organic-news-usa-find-out-more-about-factory-farming-a-the-state-of-the-food-industry-this-powerful-film-changed-the-way-millions-of-.html

 

 ▶  HOW FACTORY FARMING CONTRIBUTES TO GLOBAL WARMING | NationofChange http://www.nationofchange.org/how-factory-farming-contributes-global-warming-1358786945

 

Worldwatch Institute
▶  AGRICULTURE AND FACTORY FARM LIVESTOCK REMAIN MAJOR SOURCES OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS ... http://www.worldwatch.org/agriculture-and-livestock-remain-major-sources-greenhouse-gas-emissions-1?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+worldwatch%2Fall+%28Worldwatch+Institute%2

 

                                            ▶  WATCH ▶ 

                                              "FOOD, INC"

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

 

 

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   ▶  PESTICIDES POISONING OUR FOOD, SOIL AND YOU - POLLUTION

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▶  THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/9MtkYL

 

▶  OUR SANITIZED SOIL, CANCER AND STRAWBERRIES: - DANGERS PESTICIDES POSE TO WORKERS FORCE FARMERS TO LOOK FOR SAFER ALTERNATIVES http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2013/09/14/dangers-pesticide-pose-force-farmer-to-look-for-alternatives/

 

August 30, 2013 Sustainable Pulse:

▶  THE NEVER-ENDING TREADMILL OF MORE AND STRONGER PESTICIDE:

-----BIOTECH INDUSTRY STARTS NEW ERA OF PESTICIDE-PROMOTING AGRICULTURE http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/08/30/biotech-industry-starts-new-era-of-pesticide-promoting-agriculture/#.UigyP7zc-RQ

 

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

 

The Age, August 16, 2013
▶ DEFORMED INSECTS BLAMED ON PESTICIDE USE http://www.theage.com.au/environment/deformed-insects-blamed-on-pesticide-use-20130815-2rzi6.html

 

September 17, 2010 SciDevNet
▶  PESTICIDE RISKS NEED MORE RESEARCH AND REGULATION http://www.scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/pesticide-risks-need-more-research-and-regulation.html

 

Guardian Environment, Sepember 19, 2013
▶  THE PLAGUE OF MONCROPS:  WHY BANANAS ARE GIVING CAIMANS BAD BLOOD, EXPOSING IMPACT OF HEAVILY PESTICIDE SPRAYED PLANTATIONS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/world-on-a-plate/2013/sep/19/bananas-pesticides-spectacled-caiman-costa-rica

 

▶  STOP FACTORY FARMS FROM POLLUTING OUR WATERWAYS WITH DRUGS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3643934709/groups-file-motion-to-stop-factory-farms-from-using-waterways-as-dumping-grounds

 

▶  SCIENTIFIC PAPER ARGUES AGAINST FACTORY FARM "FEEDING THE WORLD" - MASSIVE POLLUTION OF OUR WATERWAYS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995263792/scientific-paper-argues-against-factory-farms-feeding-the-world

 

March 20, 2013 - Pew Health Initiatives

▶  NEARLY 30 MILLION POUNDS OF ANTIBIOTICS WERE SOLD BY BIG PHARMA FOR USE IN FOOD ANIMALS http://www.pewhealth.org/reports-analysis/issue-briefs/washington-food-leaders-urge-sen-murray-to-shine-a-light-on-industrial-farms-antibiotic-use-85899461346

 

August 12, 2013 AlJazeera America
▶  CONTAMINATION CASES RENEW FEAR OVER GLOBALIZED FOOD SUPPLY http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/8/12/contamination-casesrenewfearsoverfoodsafety.html

 

          --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                       ▶  GUARANTEEING CORPORATE FARM PROFITS

           -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

                                              ▶  SHORT VIDEO  ▶ 
THE SEVEN MYTHS OF INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8adA9p

 

 ▶  US TAXPAYERS NOW GUARANTEEING CORPORATE PROFITS - HISTORY OF THE CROP "INSURANCE" PROGRAM http://www.rma.usda.gov/aboutrma/what/history.html

 

August 29, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶  THE "GUARANTEED INCOME" RACKET FOR USA BIG AGRICULTURE:   — Desiccated corn and sun-scorched soybeans have been in high supply lately — and we’re paying through the nose for them http://www.globalpossibilities.org/u-s-government-paid-17-billion-for-weather-withered-crops-last-year/

 

June 17, 2013 Somewhat Reasonable
▶  CROP INSURANCE FOR BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE EXPANDED IN U.S. SENATE 2013 FARM BILL COSTING TAXPAYERS $955 BILLION IN SUBSIDIES http://blog.heartland.org/2013/06/crop-insurance-expanded-in-senate-farm-bill/

 

Forbes, October 2, 2013

▶  LOCKING IN THE MONOPOLY: Who Knew Betting On The Weather Could Make a Billion Dollars? Monsanto Buys Climate Corp For $930 Million http://www.forbes.com/sites/bruceupbin/2013/10/02/monsanto-buys-climate-corp-for-930-million/

 

                                     ▶  THE HUNGER GAMES ▶

HOW UK, USA SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY                        http://sco.lt/8ked9N 

 

September 4, 2013 NPR

▶  THERE WILL BE NO COMPETITION: HOW BIG AGRICULTURE AND USDA ARE EASING OUT SMALL FARMERS WITH NEW FOOD SAFETY RULES http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/09/04/218642746/small-farmers-in-new-england-fear-new-food-safety-rules

 

ABC NEWS AUSTRALIA September 23, 2013
▶  FED-UP FARMERS UNITE TO FIGHT BIG FOOD AND SUPERMARKET PRICE FIXING WAR WITH CODE OF CONDUCT THROUGHOUT THE SUPPLY CHAIN http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-24/farmers-code-of-conduct-to-fight-supermarket-price-war/4976664

 

 

 

 January 13, 2012 Grist
▶  LEXICON OF SUSTAINABILITY: BIODIVERSITY vs MONOCULTURE http://grist.org/sustainable-food/2012-01-13-lexicon-of-sustainability-biodiviersity-vs-monoculture/

 

May 27, 2013 Science Daily
▶  EVEN FARM ANIMAL DIVERSITY IS DECLINING ACCELERATING SPECIES LOSS THREATENS HUMANITY http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130527100624.htm

 

▶  DECLINE IN BIODIVERSITY OF FARMED PLANTS AND ANIMALS GATHERING PACE  http://sco.lt/7o99MH

 

ORIGINAL FARMING:

▶  BEFORE BIG AG CORPORATE FARMING CONSUMED US

******A NEW GENERATION OF FARMERS IS NURTURING NATURE AS WELL AS CROPS: BEYOND BIG MONOCULTURE AGRICULTURE  http://sco.lt/85DEgr

 

August 1, 2013 Science Daily
▶  EXISTING CROPLAND COULD FEED FOUR BILLION MORE BY DROPPING BIOFUELS AND ANIMAL FEED http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130801125704.htm

 

▶  SO YOU WANT TO EAT MEAT? FEEDLOTS vs PASTURES http://sco.lt/78Q26r

 

 

FastCo Exist
▶  THESE PHOTOS SHOW A DESTROYED AMERICAN LANDSCAPE THE AGRICULTURE GIANTS DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE http://www.fastcoexist.com/3016003/these-horrifying-photos-show-a-destroyed-american-landscape-that-agriculture-giants-dont-wan

 

▶  FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE".  BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER  http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

▶  BIOFUELS: FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X

 

July 6, 2013 The Guardian, John Vidal
▶  GLOBAL THREAT TO FOOD SUPPLY AS WATER WELLS DRY UP, WARNS TOP ENVIRONMENT EXPERT http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jul/06/food-supply-threat-water-wells-dry-up

 

 

                           WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE 

                                     http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

THE HUNGER GAMES - HOW UK, USA SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY http://sco.lt/8ked9N

 

▶  THE DANGEROUS NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL.  THREATENS SOVEREIGNTY AND PUBLIC OWNERSHIP http://sco.lt/74uPth

 

 

 

 ▶▶    "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - UN IPCC NEW CLIMATE REPORT  http://sco.lt/8802vh

 

 

▶  DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS: INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEM, FORESTS DEVASTATED - BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/79BRmT

 

▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE, INDIGENOUS LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

▶  “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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lloyd stanley gordon's curator insight, September 30, 2013 3:40 PM

This  is  an  awful  lot  of  information  but  all  of it  spells  one thing: "Be  aware  and  beware!

Samantha Fuller's curator insight, October 2, 2013 10:31 AM

"Our modern energy-, chemical- and genetically modified organism (GMO)-intensive industrial food and farming systems are the major cause of man-made global warming." Studies show that not only are greenhouse gasses caused by Carbon Dioxide but also by methane and nitrous oxide. Farming includes so many different ways of using fuel form the machinery to the end of food production. Another way farming isn't helping is through deforestation, and wetlands destruction. "When you add it all up, the picture is clear—contemporary agriculture is burning up our planet. And factory farms or, in industry lingo, Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), play a key role in this impending disaster." Climate rise is complex but a few of the top reasons are coal burning, and fossil fuels. To get this under control we would need to stop using 90% of the fosil fuels we are using.

Sally J. Everett's curator insight, October 10, 2013 6:33 AM

We can't live in fear of the future, we have to have farms no matter what they emit into the air. Without farms, we couldn't survive.

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The Trillion Dollar Corporate Giveaway: The U.S. Farm Bill - What You Need To Know

The Trillion Dollar Corporate Giveaway: The U.S. Farm Bill - What You Need To Know | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

 

Representative Steve King’s broadly written amendment would jeopardize states’ powers to enact their own agricultural standards.

 

New York Times, January 24, 2014
A HIDDEN THREAT IN THE 2014 FARM BILL COMING RIGHT AT YOU. The mammoth farm bill is reportedly near a conference compromise in Congress, bristling with more tragic cuts in the food stamp program for the needy and a revision of lucrative commodity subsidies for mostly big farmers. Running below the radar is a dangerous, broadly written amendment that would threaten states’ current powers to enact their own agricultural standards — standards that can extend far beyond farmyards to consumer, worker and environmental safety.
 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/25/opinion/a-hidden-threat-in-the-farm-bill.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140125&tntemail0=y&_r=0

 

 

     SUBSIDIZING CORPORATE FARMING WITH YOUR TAX DOLLARS

                                           USDA July 29, 2014
-▶ USDA IMPLEMENTS KEY FARM BILL CROP INSURANCE FOR CORPORATE FARMING -- WITH YOUR TAX DOLLARS http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2014/07/0160.xml&contentidonly=true

 

▶  US TAXPAYERS NOW GUARANTEEING CORPORATE PROFITS - HISTORY OF THE CROP "INSURANCE" PROGRAM http://www.rma.usda.gov/aboutrma/what/history.html

 

August 29, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶  THE "GUARANTEED INCOME" RACKET FOR USA BIG AGRICULTURE:   — Desiccated corn and sun-scorched soybeans have been in high supply lately — and we’re paying through the nose for them http://www.globalpossibilities.org/u-s-government-paid-17-billion-for-weather-withered-crops-last-year/

 

May 2, 2013 Environmental Working Group - 2013 Farm Bill

 -▶  TAXPAYERS GET SOAKED TO PROP UP GMO SOY AND CORN FARM INCOME - BILLIONS OF DOLLARS  http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/05/taxpayers-get-soaked-prop-farm-income

 

 CXXJune 17, 2013 Somewhat Reasonable

▶  CROP INSURANCE FOR GUARANTEEING BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE PROFITS EXPANDED IN U.S. SENATE 2013 FARM BILL COSTING TAXPAYERS $955 BILLION IN SUBSIDIES http://blog.heartland.org/2013/06/crop-insurance-expanded-in-senate-farm-bill/

 

 -▶  FARM BILL GIVES MONSANTO UNBELIEVABLE POWERS OVER U.S. FOOD SUPPLY http://sco.lt/6MoQTp

 

 

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

 

High Country News, February 12, 2014
▶  HOW THE U.S. FARM BILL DEEPENS THE PRECIPITOUS DECLINE OF MONARCHS :  Scientists fear that one of North America’s greatest migrations is in its death throes http://www.hcn.org/blogs/goat/policies-and-pollinators-the-feds-the-farm-bill-and-the-precipitous-decline-of-monarchs

 

 -▶ EXPORTING OUR FOOD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER:  WHAT TRIGGERED HIGH MILK PRICES http://www.farmanddairy.com/top-stories/triggered-high-milk-prices-exports/176168.html

 

 EcoWatch, January 29, 2014
 -▶ 5 WAYS THE FARM BILL BRINGS HOME THE BACON FOR BIG AG http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/29/5-ways-farm-bill-brings-home-big-ag/

 

 The Foundry, January 28, 2014
 -▶ YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT'S IN THE $1 TRILLION FARM BILL DISASTER http://blog.heritage.org/2014/01/28/wont-believe-whats-1-trillion-farm-bill-disaster/

 

                                         RSN February 06, 2014
          WHY PRESIDENT OBAMA SHOULD VETO THE FARM BILL http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/448-farm-and-food-policy/21907-why-president-obama-should-veto-the-farm-bill

 

 

 The Guardian, February 17, 2014
▶  HOW WE ENDED UP PAYING FARMERS TO FLOOD OUR HOMES - GEORGE MONBIOT - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/17/farmers-uk-flood-maize-soil-protection

 

 New York Times, February 04, 2014

 -▶ U.S. SENATE PASSES LONG-STALLED FARM BILL WITH CLEAR WINNERS AND LOSERS http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/05/us/politics/senate-passes-long-stalled-farm-bill.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140205&tntemail0=y&_r=0

 

                                       ▶  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

 

December 14, 2012:

▶  MONSANTO AG BILL GIVES CARTE BLANCHE TO BIOTECH GMO SEEDS WITHOUT OVERSIGHT OR REGULATION  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3728095577/monsanto-ag-bill-gives-carte-blanche-to-biotech-gmo-seeds-without-oversight-or-regulation

 

 

 

 -▶  15 YEARS OF GM SOYBEANS IN ARGENTINA: THE TRUE COST OF GMO SOY http://sco.lt/5PG1bd

 

April 25, 2013 Earth In Transition
 -▶  SOY - THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE POISONOUS - A SCORECARD ON SOME OF BEST KNOWN SOY PRODUCTS http://www.earthintransition.org/2013/04/soy-the-good-the-bad-and-the-poisonous/

 

                                                 INFOGRAPHIC:

       FIELDS OF GOLD - RAPID RISE OF THE U.S. CORN INDUSTRY

              Lashings of Pesticides Creating Biological Deserts

                    http://flapjackmedia.com/2013/09/04/corn/

 

February 18, 2013 Common Dreams

▶  INDUSTRIAL AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2

 

 ▶ THE POWERFUL USDA ALLOW MORE GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS WITH Bt TOXIC PESTICIDES TO MARKET, DESPITE SERIOUS HEALTH CONCERNS  http://sco.lt/7VOZZx

 

 

 -▶ FARM-AGEDDON: No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass.  The terrifying threat of today's mega-farms http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

 

 ▶  ARE GIANT AGRICULTURE FIRMS TRYING TO MONOPOLISE AND PATENT THE WORLD'S FOOD SUPPLY? http://sco.lt/8d5byj

 

 

 -▶ OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : Fast-tracking approvals, waiving regulations ... http://sco.lt/5uCx8b

 

▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/7Ueckb

 

 -▶ BIOTECH AGRICHEMICAL INDUSTRY GETS IMMUNITY FROM U.S. CONGRESS, OBAMA - RISES ABOVE COURTS http://sco.lt/8edR3Z

 

                                                         WATCH

                                              Moyers & Company

                                           HUNGER IN AMERICA: 

                 Kids Going Hungry, Obesity Rising As Corporate Profits Soar

                                             http://sco.lt/8RymTR

 

June 29, 2013
 -▶  CORPORATE PROFITS SOAR AS AMERICANS STRUGGLE TO GET BY http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/06/29/corporate-profits-soar-as-americans-struggle-to-get-by/

 

                                      THE 'FEED THE WORLD" SPIN

 -▶  FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:  Meeting the Objective... OR Feeding the Big Ag Biotech Chemical Cartel Coffers? http://sco.lt/6bJSgD

 

 -▶  FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATON OF AGRICULTURE AND AMERICA  http://sco.lt/8oSVBx

 

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/?utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

September 4, 2013 NPR

▶  THERE WILL BE NO COMPETITION: HOW BIG AGRICULTURE AND USDA ARE EASING OUT SMALL FARMERS WITH NEW FOOD SAFETY RULES http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/09/04/218642746/small-farmers-in-new-england-fear-new-food-safety-rules

 

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

 

September 28, 2012 Grist
▶  PORK BARREL SPENDING: HOW BIG AG LOBBYIST USE FEDERAL DOLLAR TO PROTECT FACTORY FARMS http://grist.org/food/the-other-white-meat/

 

 

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

 

March 14, 2013

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

 

 

 - ▶ ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS - DRUGS AND AG-GAG LAWS TO IMPACT BEYOND USA  http://sco.lt/4ynuev

 

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/

 

August 4, 2013 New York Time
▶  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

 

                                                  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

 

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/

 

 

                                         MORE, BIGGER, FASTER -

       What You Need To Know About Factory Farming Your Food

                                              http://sco.lt/8usxzV

 

July 10, 2013 Bill Moyers

▶  AG-GAG LAWS SILENCE WHISTLEBLOWERS | Eye on ALEC http://billmoyers.com/2013/07/10/alec-activists-and-ag-gag/

 

Truthout, December 21, 2013
- ▶ BILLS IN U.S. CONGRESS CRACK DOWN ON WHISTLEBLOWERS - NOW YOU WILL NEVER KNOW http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/20777-bills-in-congress-crackdown-on-whistleblowers

 

▶  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

 

▶  HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS INITIATING AND FUNDING THE ECO TERRORISM ACT http://newint.org/blog/2013/04/30/eco-terrorism-act-usa/

 

April 24, 2013 Mother Jones Tom Philpott
▶  OBAMA ADMIN. ON VERGE OF DRAMATICALLY SCALING BACK OVERSIGHT OF US' LARGEST CHICKEN & TURKEY SLAUGHTERHOUSES http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/04/usda-inspectors-poultry-kill-lines-chicken

 

                                                    WATCH

                                  April 13, 2013 The Real News

                                               VIDEO REPORT

- ▶  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&;

 

September 28, 2012 Grist
▶ PORK BARREL SPENDING: HOW BIG AG LOBBYIST USE FEDERAL DOLLAR TO PROTECT FACTORY FARMS http://grist.org/food/the-other-white-meat/

 

                                                         WATCH:

                                             "A RIVER OF WASTE"

                       THE HISTORY OF FACTORY FARMS - CAFOs

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

 

Nation of Change

▶  HOW FACTORY FARMING CONTRIBUTES TO GLOBAL WARMING http://www.nationofchange.org/how-factory-farming-contributes-global-warming-1358786945

 

                                                  MEATONOMICS:

                               The Dirty Truth About Cheap Meat

                                               http://sco.lt/5MiErp

 

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

 

                                                     WATCH

                           A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki - :

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

                                          http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

 

 Metro News, September 23, 2013
▶  AGRICULTURE SHOCK:  HOW ROBOT FARMERS WILL TAKE OVER OUR FIELDS http://metro.co.uk/2013/09/23/robot-farming-4055079/

 

 Stanford Social Innovation Review, September 30, 2013

▶  REMAKING THE FOOD SYSTEM http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/remaking_the_food_system?utm_source=Enews&utm_medium=email&utm_content=1&utm_campaign=From_Blog

 

EurActiv, 22 July 2011
-▶ INTENSIVE FARMING:  ECOLOGICALLY SUSTAINABLE? http://www.euractiv.com/cap/intensive-farming-ecologically-s-linksdossier-506029

 

March 12, 2012 Thomson Reuters Foundation

▶  GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM AN INTERNATIONAL "PUBLIC HEALTH DISASTER": UN FOOD EXPERT http://www.trust.org/item/?map=global-food-system-an-international-public-health-disaster-un-food-expert/

 

 ▶  FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY: MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE BIG AG BIOTECH COFFERS  http://sco.lt/6bJSgD

 

 ▶  THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/4iAdaz

 

 SustainAbility, December 24, 2013
- ▶ TOXIC TIMEBOMB - NEONICOTINOIDS, CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT http://www.sustainability.com/blog/ten-trends-from-2013-toxics-timebomb#.Urns-vZQ1K4

 

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

 

                                              -- WATCH --

                          ▶  THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE ▶ 

                                        http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

 NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP

                                         GLYPHOSATES

 

 

Global Research, November 26, 2013
▶  MONSANTO, THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AND GLOBAL FOOD DOMINANCE http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-the-tpp-and-global-food-dominance/5359491

 

 AGROPOLY - September 2013
▶  A HANDFUL OF CORPORATIONS CONTROL WORLD FOOD PRODUCTION (PDF REPORT) http://www.econexus.info/publication/agropoly-handful-corporations-control-world-food-production

 PDF REPORT

http://www.econexus.info/sites/econexus/files/Agropoly_Econexus_BerneDeclaration_wide-format.pdf

 

                                                   WATCH     

    "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?

                                        http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

                                     INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

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

 

▶  THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/9MtkYL

 

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

 

-▶  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

 

 -▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/9E1XDV

 

 

▶ WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 

 

                                                    -- WATCH --

        ▶ THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH) ▶

                    The Leader of the Biotech Chemical GMO Cartel

                                              http://sco.lt/6YOJpx

 

 

-▶ NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL AS SOVEREIGNTY RIGHT NEGOTIATED AWAY - CORPORATE GOVERNANCE  http://sco.lt/6P14JF

 

 

 

- ▶ MORE ON CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FARMING

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=big+ag

 

- ▶  MORE ON CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=factory+farming

 

 

 

 




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

February 5, 2013 - THE CORNUCOPIA INSTITUTE

-▶  ARE UNIVERSITIES UNDERCUTTING THEIR OWN RESEARCHERS?

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/

 

                                               WATCH 59:94
                                              Vandana Shiva
                             THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND SEED
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYwOTLopWIw

 

 Pambazuka, July 24. 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:  WHICH WAY AFRICA?
cc PHYS 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

 

 

Decca Herald, May 0, 2014
-▶ SCIENTISTS FOR SALE:  THE WAY MULTINATIONALS BUY ENDORSEMENTS. The push to get GMO'S into your country and onto plates is in full swing http://www.deccanherald.com/content/405309/scientists-sale-way-multinationals-buy.html

 

 

Truthout, April 29, 2014
-▶ SCIENCE OR MEDIA? THE SCIENCE MEDIA CENTRE SPINS PRO-GMO FOR BRITISH GOVERNMENT INTERESTS http://truth-out.org/news/item/23392-science-media-centre-spins-pro-gmo-line

 

University of Virginia, May 20, 2009

▶  STUDY OFFERS KEY INSIGHTS ABOUT HOW INDUSTRY FUNDING COMPROMISES INTEGRITY OF ACADEMIC RESEARCH http://uvahealth.com/about/news-room/archives/study-offers-key-insights-about-how-industry-funding-compromises-integrity-in-academic-research

 

▶  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

 

-▶  PERVERTED SCIENCE -- THE MANIPULATION OF GM RESEARCH http://www.gmfreecymru.org/pivotal_papers/manipulation.htm

 

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/

 

Test Biotech, April 10, 2014
NEW ANALYSIS OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED MAIZE 1507. RISK RESEARCH CONTROLLED BY INDUSTRY:  Will the EU Commission give the green light for cultivation in May? http://www.testbiotech.de/en/node/1032

 

Boulder Weekly, April 03, 2014
-▶  MUZZLED BY MONSANTO. Is Big Ag squelching research showing its new RNAi GMOs may be dangerous?  http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-12640-muzzled-by-monsanto.html

 

                                               BAN GMOs NOW -

                                        A SPECIAL ISIS REPORT

                                          http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz

 

 

New York Times, March 15, 2014
-▶ PHILANTHROCAPITALISM:  BILLIONAIRES WITH BIG IDEAS ARE PRIVATIZING AMERICAN SCIENCE http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/16/science/billionaires-with-big-ideas-are-privatizing-american-science.html?hp&_r=1

 

Mother Jones, October 28, 2013
-▶  LEAKED DOCUMENTS REVEAL THE SECRET FINANCES OF A PRO-INDUSTRY SCIENCE GROUP http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/10/american-council-science-health-leaked-documents-fundraising

 

  -▶  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

 

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

 

Living on Earth, December 06, 2013
 ▶  GMO STUDY RETRACTED:  CENSORSHIP OR CAUTION http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00049&segmentID=2

 

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

 

                                                       WATCH

                              Democracy Now, February 23, 2014

                                  SILENCING THE SCIENTIST: 

TARGETED BY POWERFUL HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA: ALTRAZINE

                                           http://sco.lt/8VIcAz

 

 

 ▶ SCIENTISTS MUST ASK CORPORATIONS FOR PERMISSION BEFORE PUBLISHING INDEPENDENT RESEARCH ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED PATENTED CROPS - THAT RESTRICTION MUST END http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=do-seed-companies-control-gm-crop-research

 

-▶  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

 

Forbes, August 26, 2013

 -▶  JUST BECAUSE SCIENCE CAN GENETICALLY ENGINEER FOODS, DOESN'T MEAN WE SHOULD http://www.forbes.com/sites/bethhoffman/2013/08/26/why-genetically-modifying-food-is-a-bad-idea/

 

The Ecologist, November 1, 2013
▶  THE REAL POINT OF GMO FOOD IS CORPORATE CONTROL OF FARMING http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2140802/the_real_point_of_gm_food_is_corporate_control_of_farming.html

 

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 Observer, John Vidal, February 03, 2013

-▶  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

 

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

 

                                                --- WATCH ---

                         A Must see VIDEO for all. GenetistDr. David Suzuki 

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

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

                                           http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

 

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

 

Scientific America, July20, 2009
-▶ DO SEED COMPANIES CONTROL GM CROP RESEARCH? Scientists must ask corporations for permission before publishing independent research on genetically modified crops. That restriction must end http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-seed-companies-control-gm-crop-research/

 

 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

 

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

 

                                     SERALINI RAT TUMOR STUDY

 

Living On Earth, December 06, 2013
-▶  GMO STUDY RETRACTED - CENSORSHIP OR CAUTION? http://www.loe.org/shows/shows.html?programID=13-P13-00049#feature2

 

 -▶  WHAT'S  BEHIND THE SCIENCE ACADEMIES' ATTACK ON SERALINI? http://www.gmwatch.org/latest-listing/51-2012/14362-whats-behind-the-science-academies-attack-on-seralini

 FOR MORE GO TO:
-▶  GMWatch http://www.gmwatch.org/latest-listing/51-2012/14217

 

Alternet, December 11, 2013
-▶  WHO SHOULD WE BELIEVE WHEN IT COMES TO THE SAFETY OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD?  CONFLICTING SCIENCE STUDIES http://www.alternet.org/food/who-should-you-believe-when-it-comes-safety-genetically-engineered-foods

 

-▶  MAMMARY TUMORS, KIDNEY AND LIVER DAMAGE IN RATS FED GMO CORN IN FIRST EVER LONG-TERM STUDY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2738034736/mammary-tumors-kidney-and-liver-damage-in-rats-fed-gmo-corn-in-first-ever-long-term-study

 

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

 

GMO DANGERS REPORTED BY GENETIC ENGINEERS http://organicconnectmag.com/gmo-dangers-as-reported-by-genetic-engineers/#.Us-UnvZQ1K5

 

 GMWatch, November 27, 2013

-▶  SERALINI GMO PEER REVIEWED SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE IS CRUSHED BY INDUSTRY

Journal retraction of Séralini study is illicit, unscientific, and unethical.
Hayes’ decision to retract the paper follows FCT’s appointment of Richard E. Goodman, a former Monsanto scientist and an affiliate of the GMO industry-funded group, the International Life Sciences Institute, to the specially created post of associate editor for biotechnology at the journal, early this year.[10]
Goodman’s appointment in turn followed an orchestrated campaign by GMO supporters to persuade FCT to retract the study. Some critics even accused Prof Séralini of fraud, without presenting any evidence. Many of the critics had undeclared conflicts of interest with the GMO industry.
http://www.gmwatch.org/index.php/news/archive/2013/15184

 

                                         NEW SERALINI WEBSITE

                                  -▶  http://gmoseralini.org/en/

Scientific Research, Media Coverage, Cancer Petition http://sco.lt/4vkznV

 

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

 

 -▶  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 News
-▶  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

 

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

 

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

 

 -▶  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

 

Actionbioscience, June 2001
-▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS: ARE THEY A RISK TO HUMAN/ANIMAL HEALTH? http://www.actionbioscience.org/biotechnology/pusztai.html

 

TWN Biotechnology & Biosafety Series
-▶ POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS OF FOODS DERIVED FROM GENETICALLY MODIFIED PLANTS:  WHAT ARE THE ISSUES? http://www.twnside.org.sg/title2/biosafety/pdf/bio14.pdf

 

 Global Research, November 27, 2013
-▶  GENETICALLY MODIFIED POLITICIANS: THEIR BATTLE TO PERSUADE THE PUBLIC TO ACCEPT GM FOOD http://www.globalresearch.ca/genetically-modified-politicians-their-battle-to-persuade-the-public-to-accept-gm-food/5359610

 

-▶  GMO SOY REPEATEDLY LINKED TO STERILITY, INFANT MORTALITY, BIRTH DEFECTS http://sco.lt/4j6PLN

 

EarthOpenSource, October 21, 2013

-▶  NO SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS ON GMO SAFETY http://www.earthopensource.org/index.php/news/150

 

  -▶  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

 

Mother Jones, October 28, 2013

-▶  LEAKED DOCUMENTS REVEAL THE SECRET FINANCES OF A PRO-INDUSTRY SCIENCE GROUP http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/10/american-council-science-health-leaked-documents-fundraising

 

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

 

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

 

Reuters, April 25, 2013
-▶  U.S. GMO FOOD LABELING DRIVE HAS BIOTECH INDUSTRY BITING BACK http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/25/us-usa-gmo-labeling-idUSBRE93O18S20130425

 

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/

 

Scientific American

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

 

                                                    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/

 

May 18, 2013 Moyers and Company

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

 

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

 

 

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

UPDATE:

Environmental Health News, October 15, 2013
-▶  SCIENTIST WITH EXTENSIVE INDUSTRY TIES QUITS KEY SCIENTIFIC EU COMMISSION REPORTING ON PESTICIDES http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/scientist-resigns

 

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

 

Summit Voice, December 05, 2013
-▶  ARCTIC SCIENTIST RESIGNS AFTER BATTLING HIS OWN FEDERAL AGENCY OVER TRANSPARENCY AND SCIENTIFIC ETHICS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/12/05/environment-arctic-scientist-resigns-after-battling-his-own-federal-agency-over-transparency-and-scientific-ethics/

 

Huffington Post Green, December 04, 2013
 -▶  WHAT STATINS, TRANS FATS, AND GMOs TELL US ABOUT SCIENTIFIC CONTROVERSIES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alison-rose-levy/what-statins-transfats-and-gmos-tell-us-about-scientific-controversies_b_4385741.html

 

 

 November 25, 2012 - Nation of Change

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

 

Organic Connections

-▶  GMOs, RESEARCH AND THE NEXT PINK SLIME  http://organicconnectmag.com/gmos-next-pink-slime/#.UlubsSTc-RS

 

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

 

                                                     WATCH 

                                    SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY

                                                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

 

-▶  HUNDREDS PROTEST DEMANDING OBAMA HALT APPROVAL OF GE FOODS AND END INTIMIDATION CAMPAIGN OVER GMOs http://sco.lt/96Svh3

 

The Grocer, September 19, 2012

▶ MONSANTO WEEDKILLER AND GM MAIZE IN  'SHOCKING' CANCER STUDY Monsanto weedkiller and GM maize in 'shocking' cancer study | News | The Grocer http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/topics/technology-and-supply-chain/monsanto-weedkiller-and-gm-maize-in-shocking-cancer-study/232603.article

 

This in May 2009 !!  -

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM)

-▶  THE TRUTH IS OUT ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS - AND IT'S NOT PRETTY http://www.foodmatters.tv/_webapp/the%20truth%20is%20out%20on%20genetically%20modified%20foods%20-%20and%20it%27s%20not%20pretty

 

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

 

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

 

Organic Connections

-▶  GMOs, RESEARCH AND THE NEXT PINK SLIME  http://organicconnectmag.com/gmos-next-pink-slime/#.UlubsSTc-RS

 

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

 

 

 -▶  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

 

 -▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/9E1XDV

 

                                                   WATCH;

                POISONING PARADISE: ISLANDS AT RISK

                   The Genetic Engineering War in Hawai'i

                                      http://sco.lt/8hNxzd

 

                                                      WATCH:

"MONSANTO FOOD WARS: GMO SEEDS AND ANIMALS" http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997411054/watch-monsanto-food-wars-gmo-seeds-and-animals

 

 

 

▶ INVESTIGATIVE REPORT:  SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GE CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

                                             -- WATCH --

               ▶  ROUNDUP: THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE ▶ 

                                        http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

New Charges Against Monsanto's Pesticide 'Roundup' Glyphosates

 

▶  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

 

 ▶ COMPROMISED  USDA ALLOWS MORE GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS WITH Bt TOXIC PESTICIDES TO MARKET, DESPITE SERIOUS HEALTH CONCERNS  http://sco.lt/7VOZZx

 

 

▶ THINK THOSE 80,000+ CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD & ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED?  http://sco.lt/91jqHh

 

                                                       VIDEO

                                        September 19, 2012

-▶  EXPERTS DISCUSS THE FINDING OF THE ROUNDUP/GM CANCER TRIAL YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SzXvBwvhd4&feature=youtu.be&a

 

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

-▶ YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood by @pdjmoo on http://sco.lt/7uy3aD

 

-▶ WHY THE UPRISING:  Global Marches Challenge Monsanto and The Global Corporate Biotech Cartel's Dominance | @scoopit http://sco.lt/7SEDnV

 

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, November 28, 2013 4:50 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 4:50 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.

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Apocalypse of the "Happy Meal": Worshiping the Golden Calf | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it



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


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 Ecologist, June 22, 2014
▶  WE MUST RID THE AMERICAN WEST OF WELFARE RANCHING http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2395032/we_must_rid_the_american_west_of_welfare_ranching.html


Forbes, November 05, 2013
U.S. RANCHERS INSISTENCE ON CHEAP TAX-SUPPORTED GRAZING KEEPS WOLF POPULATION IN THE CROSSHAIRS http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmcwilliams/2013/11/05/ranchers-insistence-on-cheap-grazing-keeps-wolf-population-in-the-crosshairs/


 - ▶  WELFARE RANCHING:  TAKING STOCK OF PUBLIC LAND RANCHING http://publiclandsranching.org/htmlres/wr_taking_stock.htm


New York Times, March 07, 2014
▶  MEAT MAKES THE PLANET THIRSTY http://www.americasfarmers.com/2014/03/07/women-in-agriculture/



                                                       WATCH

"ALMA" - A journey into the soul of humanity

A powerful statement about Brazil's Amazon deforestation and the global industrial agricultural economy

                                                http://sco.lt/7RqffF


 Guardian Sustainable Living, March 14, 2014
▶  THE ANIMAL WELFARE AND ANTITRUST ISSUES BEHIND AMERICA'S CHEAP MEAT http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/animal-welfare-america-cheap-meat-industry


Grist, June 10, 2014
- ▶  A MEAT GIANT GOBBLES UP ANOTHER MEAT GIANT:  GRAPHS

There are problems with this kind of consolidation...“When all the power is so centralized in these behemoths, they end up writing their own rules in Congress and fighting the reforms to protect consumers and farmers”...

When the Obama administration sought to reform the animal farming industry, many farmers, some visibly frightened, risked their livelihoods by speaking publicly about abuses. But industry squelched that attempt.

Now, the industry lobbyists are working to reduce the number of inspectors in slaughterhouses, while speeding up the kill and processing lines. "But the chickens already move down the disassembly lines “obscenely fast, in my opinion,” http://grist.org/food/a-meat-giant-gobbles-up-another-meat-giant/



                                        - MEATONOMICS:

                       THE DIRTY TRUTH ABOUT CHEAP MEAT

                                            http://sco.lt/5MiErp


GreenBiz, January 07, 2014
- ▶  EXCLUSIVE:  INSIDE McDONALD'S QUEST FOR SUSTAINABLE BEEF, OTHER FOODS http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/01/07/inside-mcdonalds-quest-sustainable-beef


 Grist, December 27, 2013
▶  McDONALD'S WARNS ITS OWN EMPLOYEES NOT TO EAT 'UNHEALTHY' FAST FOOD http://grist.org/list/mcdonalds-mcresource-line-employee-site-advice/



                                   INVITRO BURGERS ANYONE?

      INSIDE THE COMING MEAT LAB:  THE FUTURE OF FOOD

                                         http://sco.lt/6EY7hR


CNN, August 08, 2009
▶  IN VITRO MEAT:  WOULD LAB-BURGERS BE BETTER FOR US AND THE PLANET?  http://edition.cnn.com/2009/TECH/science/08/07/eco.invitro.meat/

 

                  BEEF'S RAW EDGES - A YEAR LONG INVESTIGATION

                                          Kansas City Star

                              http://www.kansascity.com/beef/



TakePart, November 02, 2012
- ▶ DAIRY INDUSTRY TRIES TO INFLATE PRICES BY SLAUGHTERING 500,000 COWS http://www.takepart.com/article/2012/11/01/dairy-industry-slapped-down-foul-play

 

 Mother Nature Network, September 18, 2013
- ▶ 20 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT COWS http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/20-things-you-didnt-know-about-cows

 

Ian Somerhalder Foundation
- ▶  THE LIFE OF A DAIRY COW: FACTORY FARMING IN AMERICA, PART 5  http://www.isfoundation.com/campaign/creatures/factory-farming-america-part-5-life-dairy-cow


                                    WATCH DOCUMENTARY
                                      "MEAT THE TRUTH"
90 BILLION ANIMALS RAISED FOR FOOD PRODUCTION & CLIMATE CHANGE http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/meat-the-truth/


                                         FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATH

             THE $500 BILLION GLOBAL CORPORATE FOOD MONOPOLY

http://sco.lt/6D31xx

             WHAT NEXT? OUR ANIMALS ARE NOT INANIMATE OBJECTS

                                          Grist, January 29, 2014
  -▶  POOR COWS:  HARVESTING 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/

  -▶  IT'S RIDICULOUS TO SAY COWS PRODUCE MORE METHANE THAN NATURAL GAS FRACKING http://sco.lt/8TIRX7

 


                                            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


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



                                        VIDEO INVESTIGATION

                                      Eatocracy, May 02, 2014
▶  UNFIT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION:  HOW NEARLY 9 MILLION POUNDS OF BAD MEAT ESCAPED INTO THE FOOD SUPPLY http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2014/05/02/bad-meat-investigation/

 


 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


                                                     WATCH

                                       LIVE ANIMAL EXPORTS

                   ABC AUSTRALIA AWARD-WINNING INVESTIGATION

                                    "A BLOODY BUSINESS"

                                          http://sco.lt/7cFyuf


                                                     WATCH

                                                  FOLLOW UP
                               "ANOTHER BLOODY BUSINESS:
                      Investigation from ABC Australian TV
http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2012/11/02/3623727.htm


April 10, 2013 - Global Possibilities - Dot Earth

▶  HUMAN SPECIES NO LONGER CAN IGNORE THE RIGHTS OF NON-HUMAN PERSONS TO HUMANE TREATMENT AND SLAUGHTER http://www.globalpossibilities.org/when-is-a-person-not-a-human-when-its-a-dolphin-or-chimp-or/


Bikyamasr, September 28, 2012

-▶  PAKISTAN BURIES 21,000 EXPORTED AUSTRALIAN SHEEP ALIVE IN LATEST AUSTRALIA LIVE EXPORT CRUELTY NEW DELHI and CAIRO: A damning report published by Animals Australia revealed that the Pakistan government has clubbed, stabbed and buried alive tens of thousands of Australian sheep (and cattle) in the latest cruelty to arise from the live export trade. http://www.bikyamasr.com/78582/pakistan-clubs-to-death-sheep-buries-others-alive-in-latest-australia-live-export-cruelty/

                                                     


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


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


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



 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


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



 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


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



 WATCH 

"LAND RUSH - WHY POVERTY?: 

THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD

                                                    http://sco.lt/5z3gzB


                                   FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:

       MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                                http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ



                                                  -- WATCH --

                                                 Documentary:

                                     May 3, 2011 FarmlandGrab
      "PLANET FOR SALE" BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

                              http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542



 ▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS GOBBLING UP AMERICAN & FOREIGN FARMLAND THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD FOOD SECURITY, AGRICULTURE & FOOD http://sco.lt/8mcmbR


 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


OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH

http://sco.lt/63qRl3




                                                     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

 

                                                   A VIP READ

▶ THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/6znBab

 

                                               

            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




UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS

http://sco.lt/8PcKsD

                                                     VIDEO

                                             ENOUGHNESS: 

              WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


                           WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE 

                                     http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

                          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/





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How the Big Food industry has encouraged us to eat ourselves to death

How the Big Food industry has encouraged us to eat ourselves to death | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 THE COMMERCIAL FOOD MARKET TOPPED SEVEN TRILLION DOLLARS AT END OF 2009 OVERTAKING EVEN THE MAMMOTH ENERGY SECTOR

 

                                                       NOTE

***UNLESS LABELED OTHERWISE, ALL PROCESSED FOODS CONTAIN LARGELY GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD (WHEAT, CORN, SOY, ETC)

 

 

                                              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

 

- ▶ TOO  MUCH POWER IN TOO FEW HANDS : FOOD GIANTS TAKE OVER THE INDUSTRY  http://sco.lt/7d5xkP

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                     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

 

 

 

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

 

 New York Times

▶  CAN FOOD BE AS ADDICTIVE AS A DRUG?  http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=990DE3DE123EF931A35753C1A9679D8B63&ref=michaelmoss

 

 The Atlantic, October 17, 2013
▶  HOW OREOS WORK LIKE COCAINE: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/10/how-oreos-work-like-cocaine/280578/

 

The New York Times, February 2, 2013
▶  THE EXTRAORDINARY SCIENCE OF ADDICTIVE JUNK FOOD http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/magazine/the-extraordinary-science-of-junk-food.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

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

 

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

 

                THE SCIENCE OF MARKETING FOOD ADDICTION

                                      http://sco.lt/5vxmqn

 

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

 

 

-▶ GLOBALIZED DIET: MORE FOOD, LESS DIVERSITY, MORE ASSOCIATED RISKS  http://www.ciatnews.cgiar.org/2014/03/03/globalized-diet-more-food-less-diversity-more-associated-risks/

 

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

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

 

 -▶ OBESITY PLUS:  HUGE INCREASE IN DIABETES, STROKES, HEART ATTACKS ON A GLOBAL SCALE -- THE AMERICAN DIET AND CONTEMPORARY FOOD PRODUCTION  http://sco.lt/80rmld

 

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

 

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

 

 

▶  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

 

 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

 

 

                                                      WATCH

                              Feb. 21, 2013 PBS NewsHour

▶  AMERICANS 'ARE SICKER AND DIE YOUNGER' THAN PEOPLE IN OTHER WEALTHY NATIONS  REPORT http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3994849221/americans-are-sicker-and-die-younger-than-people-in-other-wealthy-nations-obesity-plus

 

FastCoCreate
▶  SEE WHO ACTUALLY OWNS THE FOOD YOU 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

 

▶  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

 

                                             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

 

 

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

 

 

                           ▶  SWEET-TALKING THE PUBLIC: 

    THE COVERT WAR BETWEEN CORN AND SUGAR INDUSTRIES:

                                 MARKETING ADDICTION

                                       http://sco.lt/5iliLp

 

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

 

Vocativ, February 05, 2014

-▶ THE NEW TEEN GATEWAY DRUG:  ENERGY DRINKS WITH SECRET INGREDIENTS http://www.vocativ.com/02-2014/new-teen-gateway-drug-energy-drinks-secret-ingredients/

 

 Chicago Tribune, February 11, 2013

▶  FOOD, DRINK INDUSTRIES UNDERMINE HEALTH POLICY, STUDY FINDS http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-02-11/lifestyle/sns-rt-us-chronic-diseasebre91b00d-20130211_1_public-health-health-policy-chronic-diseases

 

 

 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

WHAT'S IN SPLENDA? http://www.truthaboutsplenda.com/resources/faqs.html

 

                                                      WATCH:

                                           PBS Video Report

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

 

 

▶  FOOD MARKETING MAKES FEEDING CHILDREN HEALTHFULLY EVEN HARDER http://www.foodmarketing.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Parent-Stories.pdf

 

Mother Jones, June 25, 2012

▶  TOO BIG TO CHUG:  HOW OUR SODAS GOT SO HUGE http://www.motherjones.com/media/2012/06/supersize-biggest-sodas-mcdonalds-big-gulp-chart

 

 Raw Story, October 24, 2013
▶  CORPORATIONS PUSH BACK AGAINST MEXICO'S PROPOSED JUNK-FOOD TAX http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/24/corporations-push-back-against-mexicos-proposed-junk-food-tax/

  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

 

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

 

Grist, December 20, 2013

 ▶  BIG FOOD CORPORATIONS WANT TO CALL GMO FOODS "NATURAL" http://grist.org/news/big-food-companies-want-to-call-gmo-foods-natural/

 

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

 

 Alternet, December 11, 2013
▶  THE 5 BIGGEST FOOD TRENDS OF 2013 http://www.alternet.org/food/biggest-food-trends-2013

 

 

        HEY ADVERTISERS, LEAVE OUR DEFENSELESS KIDS ALONE:

                     THE SCIENCE OF MARKETING ADDICTION

                                     http://sco.lt/6RpXF3

 

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/

 

 Eat, Drink Politics October 29, 2013

▶  CLOWNING AROUND WITH CHARITY:  HOW McDONALD'S EXPLOITS PHILANTHROPY AND TARGETS CHILDREN http://www.eatdrinkpolitics.com/2013/10/29/clowning-around-with-charity-how-mcdonalds-exploits-philanthropy-and-targets-children/

 

                                        FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATH

          "Food Deserts" and the $500 Billion Corporate Food Monopoly

                                             http://sco.lt/6YRaUr

 

 

▶  PASSING THE BUCK: MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. FAST FOOD WORKERS ON PUBLIC AID, REPORT http://sco.lt/7sWeQL

 

Institute for Policy Studies, December 5, 2013
▶  FAST FOOD CORPORATIONS 'EXPLOITING WORKERS AND TAXPAYERS' http://www.ips-dc.org/articles/fast_food_corporations_exploiting_workers_and_taxpayers

 

Mother Jones, November 18, 2013
▶  WALMART ADS TARGET "LOW INCOME" CONSUMERS WITH JUNK FOOD http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/11/walmart-targets-low-income-consumers-junk-food

 

 

▶  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

 

                       AN IMAGE SAYS A THOUSAND WORDS: 

             JUNK FOOD Google Image Search http://ow.ly/ktsUk

 

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

 

▶  STOP THE FAST FOOD SWINDLE - Moveon Petitions http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-the-fast-food-swindle?source=homepage

 

 

                                               --- 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

 

 

IB Business, October 16, 2013
▶  BATTLE OF THE BULGE:  NEW STUDY FINDS 4 OUT OF 10 AUSTRALIANS DANGEROUSLY OBESE http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/514164/20131016/obesity-overweight-australians-health-nutrition.htm#.Ul9YTiTc-RR

 

  ▶  THE HIDDEN HORRORS OF PROCESSED FOODS : Electron Microscope Reveals All http://sco.lt/6eyknx

Feb 26, 2013 -

▶  OPENING PANDORA'S LUNCHBOX: PROCESSED FOODS ARE EVEN SCARIER THAN YOU THOUGHT http://grist.org/food/opening-pandoras-lunchbox-processed-foods-are-even-scarier-than-you-thought/?utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

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

 

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

 

 

▶  WHY MANY MILLIONS OF ANIMALS, LIKE PEOPLE ARE NOW OVERWEIGHT http://sco.lt/5MB0TJ

 

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

 

 

                                         -----WATCH MOVIE -----

 "CONSUMING KIDS: THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF CHILDHOOD" Consuming Kids: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-znXsFZJ5E

 

 

March 2013

▶  AMERICAN PROCESSED FOODS - IN COLOR TO DYE FOR by Robyn O'Brien http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/american-processed-foods-in-colors-to-dye-for/#.UU0ZIxk0ORQ

 

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

 

▶  THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT: SUSTAINABLE FARMING VS CORPORATE FACTORY FARMING http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3996006334/the-drug-store-in-american-meat-sustainable-farming-vs-cafos-factory-farming

 

 

 ▶  WHY IS EVERYONE ALWAYS GIVING MY KIDS JUNK FOOD?  - Eat + Run (usnews.com) http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2013/02/20/why-is-everyone-always-giving-my-kids-junk-food

 

21 Feb 2013 - GRIST

▶  THE TRICKS OF THE PROCESSED FOOD TRADE ARE HORRIFYING, BUT THEY MIGHT ALSO HOLD THE KEY TO MARKETING HEALTHIER STUFF , a New York Times Magazine article suggests.... http://grist.org/news/how-the-junk-food-industry-has-encouraged-us-to-eat-ourselves-to-death/?utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

                                                        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

 

CNN, July 12, 2013
▶  THE RISE OF THE URBAN EDIBLE GARDEN:  FRESH, FREE PRODUCE: BY THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/12/world/solving-obesity-crisis-strawberries/index.html?iid=article_sidebar

 

FoodFri

▶  CHICK-FIL-A HAS A NEW CHILDREN'S BOOK LOADED WITH PROPAGANDA TO CONCEAL THE HORRORS OF CORPORATE AGRICULTURE  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3882049890/chick-fil-a-has-a-new-children-s-book-loaded-with-propaganda-to-conceal-the-horrors-of-corporate-agriculture

 

▶  WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BLIND, FOOTLESS GMO CHICKENS, FACTORY FARMS AND THE AG-GAG BILL http://sco.lt/961xVh

 

                                                        VIDEO

 ▶  PROJECT WILD THING - CONNECTING CHILDREN WITH NATURE an interview with film producer David Bond -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgmmMKmX6oI&feature=youtu.be&campid=twitter

 

 Guardian Environment, October 16, 2013
▶  FOUR OUT OF FIVE UK CHILDREN 'NOT CONNECTED TO NATURE' http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/16/uk-children-not-connected-nature-rspb

 

                                                 VIDEO Report

                                Feb. 21, 2013 PBS Newshour

▶  ARE WE INCHING TOWARDS HEALTHIER EATING, LESS OBESITY?  PBS NewsHour http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/health/jan-june13/fastfood_02-21.html

 

 

                                            =====WATCH------

DIGITAL FOOD AND BEVERAGE MARKETING TO CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS | Berkeley Media Studies Group http://www.bmsg.org/resources/publications/video-digital-food-and-beverage-marketing-to-children-and-adolescents

 

                     THE GREAT AMERICAN EXPORT - JUNK FOOD -

China Will Soon Rule the World In Processed GMO Food Consumption

                                       http://sco.lt/6vvX85

 

 ▶  HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED US  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3997556508/how-the-food-giants-hooked-us

 

 

                                                -- WATCH --

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO (FULL LENGTH) - THE LEADER OF THE GLOBAL BIOTECH CARTEL http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

 

 


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The War Against Organics – What's an ‘organic’ label really worth?

The War Against Organics  – What's an ‘organic’ label really worth? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

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

 

 

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

 

http://www.alternet.org/food/coffee-pesticidesThe Ecologist, August 01, 2014
 ▶  ORGANIC FARMING BOOSTS ENVIRONMENT AND NUTRITION My money happily goes to organic because I want to encourage farming that protects the ecosystem 'out there' as well as my own internal 'ecosystem'. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2491937/organic_farming_boosts_environment_and_nutrition.html

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

▶  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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

PR Watch, May 21, 2014

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

 

 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/

 

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

 

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

 

 May 22, 2013 Cornucopia Institute
▶  WHO OWNS ORGANICS? = UPDATED http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/05/who-owns-organics-updated/

 

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

 

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                              "NATURAL" vs "ORGANIC" LABELING

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

 

 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/

 

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/

 

                                                       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

 

  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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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

 

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/

 

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                      USDA/FDA COLLUDES WITH CORPORATE BUSINESS

                                         TO TAKEOVER ORGANICS

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

 

                    STOP THE USDA CORPORATE COUP OF ORGANICS ! 

 FIGHT BACK AGAINST THE CORPORATE-LED, USDA GOVERNMENT-SANCTIONED ATTACK ON ORGANIC STANDARDS THAT WILL ALLOW BIG AG FARMING PRACTICES TO TAKE OVER ORGANICS   

 

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

 

 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/

 

 ▶  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

 

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

 

Deutche Welles, March 25, 2014

▶  EU TO IMPOSE STRICTER RULES ON ORGANIC PRODUCTS http://www.dw.de/eu-to-impose-stricter-rules-on-organic-products/a-17519757

 

 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

 

                                       USDA Blog » Organic 101:
▶  UNDERSTANDING THE "MADE WITH ORGANIC***" LABEL
http://blogs.usda.gov/2014/05/16/organic-101-understanding-the-made-with-organic-label/

 

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

 

 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

              

                 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/

 

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

 

 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

 

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

 

 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/

 

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

 

 

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                                               WALMART

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 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/

 

  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

 

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

 

 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

 

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

 

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

 

Pambazuka, July 24. 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:  WHICH WAY AFRICA?
cc PHYS 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


 

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

                                              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/

 

CS Globe, Aprl 14, 2014
 ▶  SMALL SCALE FARMING CAN FEED THE WORLD: UN REPORT http://csglobe.com/small-scale-farming-can-feed-world/

 

▶  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/

 

 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

 

▶  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

 

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

 

 

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

                  THE ALTERNATIVE:  INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE

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

 

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

 

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/

 

                                              Aquaponics Co @aqua8co

                                      Rebecca Nelson @nelsonandpade

                                Green Acre Aquaponic @GreenAcreAquaP

 

▶  AQUAPONICS: Nelson and Pade, Inc., Aquaponic Systems, Training and Consulting http://aquaponics.com/

 

Clean Food Earth, May 23, 2014
▶  PERMACULTURE TO PERMEATE PRISTINE PLANTING PRACTICES. No fertilisers, herbicides, or pesticides but a bold vision to save a region from climate change and resource scarcity http://cleanfoodearth.blogspot.com/2014/05/permaculture-to-permeate-pristine.html

 

▶  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

 

 

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

            OUR INDUSTRIAL FOOD INDUSTRY, GMOs and PESTICIDES

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

 

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

 

                                                  BAN GMOs NOW

                              A Special Institute of Science In Society

                                                 http://sco.lt/5CPilt


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

 

                                       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


 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

 

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

 

                                                   WATCH;

                POISONING PARADISE: ISLANDS AT RISK

                   The Genetic Engineering War in Hawai'i

                                      http://sco.lt/8hNxzd

 

 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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                    WATCH

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

                                             http://ow.ly/kXbz1

 

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

 

TakePart, June 15, 2014
▶  WHY BIOTECH COMPANIES DON'T WANT US TO KNOW WHERE THEIR GMO FIELDS ARE. An ambitious proposal will help prevent contamination between organic and nonorganic crops, but Big Ag says it’s unnecessary. http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/06/14/oregon-first-state-map-gmo-fields

 

 ▶  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

 

 ▶ THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT http://sco.lt/93dFAn


 Eat Local Grown: 

▶  10 AMERICAN FOODS THAT ARE BANNED IN OTHER COUNTRIES http://eatlocalgrown.com/article/11944-banned-foods.html

 

                                             -- WATCH --

                                              "FOOD, INC"

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

 

                           ▶  SWEET-TALKING THE PUBLIC: 

    THE COVERT WAR BETWEEN CORN AND SUGAR INDUSTRIES:

                                 MARKETING ADDICTION

                                       http://sco.lt/5iliLp


 

 ▶  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

 \

 

                                          ▶  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

 

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

 

▶  CONTEMPORARY CORPORATE AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xupV3


EcoWatch, April 08, 2014

▶  OUT-OF-STATE MONEY POURS INTO LOCAL FIGHT AGAINST GENETICALLY ENGINEERING CROP BAN http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/07/out-of-state-money-in-fight-ge-crop-ban/

 

                     

         ----------- ▶▶ 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

 

▶  MONSANTO ENTERS PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS, ACQUIRES KEY 'GENE SILENCING' TECHNOLOGY FOR USE IN HUMANS

http://sco.lt/8Qwjw1

 

                                                ▶▶ 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 3:35 PM

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

Mera Buford's curator insight, November 27, 2013 7:02 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, 9:33 AM

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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Ban GMOs Now - A Special Report: Institute of Science in Society

Ban GMOs Now - A Special Report: Institute of Science in Society | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 RT News, August 21, 2014
END OF THE LINE:  GMO PRODUCTION IN CHINA HALTED http://rt.com/news/181860-gm-china-rice-stopped/

 

"Sadly, a GMO free world is now virtually impossible. Transgenes have already escaped into the biosphere, creating a pollution that is truly irreversible. The least we can do is to stop this global experiment, as it is being conducted without the informed consent of those being exposed to its fallout.  We should not have to fight for our food security and food safety while multi-national corporations are making trillions of dollars from our ill-health caused by their produce and products".

 

                            BAN GMOs NOW - SPECIAL REPORT

                                   Institute of Science in Society

                                                  @ISISscience

GM agriculture is failing on all counts while hazards to health and the environment are coming to light. Opposition to GMOs is gaining momentum worldwide but the expansionist GM corporate agenda continues undiminished. GM agriculture is a recipe for disaster as this report will make clear. It is also standing in the way of the shift to sustainable agriculture already taking place in local communities all over the world that can truly enable people to feed themselves in times of climate change. Take action now to ban environmental releases of GMOs, locally in communities, villages, towns, municipalities, regions, as well as nationally and globally. We the people need to reclaim our food and seed sovereignty from the corporate empire before they destroy our food, farming (and  human/environment) health irreversibly... http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Ban_GMOs_Now_-_Special_ISIS_Report.php



BrazzilMag, August 10, 2014
- ▶ SCIENTISTS APPEAL TO POPE TO GET GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS BANNED IN BRAZIL http://www.brazzilmag.com/component/content/article/137-august-2014/13130-scientists-appeal-to-pope-to-get-gm-foods-banned-in-brazil.html

 

Reuters, July 29, 2014
- ▶ U.S. GMO CROP COMPANIES DOUBLE DOWN ON ANTI-LABELING EFFORTS SPENDING TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/29/us-usa-gmo-labeling-idUSKBN0FY1J720140729

 

                               SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

                                 http://pambazuka.org/en/issue/688


 

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

 

TruthOut, July 21, 2014
 -▶ DO NOT GENETICALLY MODIFY MY FOOD !! http://truth-out.org/news/item/25072-do-not-gm-my-food

 

 July 21, 2014 @pdjmoo: There is an extraordinary, well  co-ordinated PR push, with Biotech "shills" writing articles for all top publications, on both sides of the Atlantic right now who want to turn the world into a GMO bonanza.  Could be an effort to pave the way for the Trans Atlantic trade deal, which is likely to contain all kinds of goodies for the biotech industry. Those issues might be controversial enough to derail the talks. This PR effort--which seems to be extraordinarily well funded---could be intended to nail down the approval of the elite media before the trade deal comes before Congress. Stay Alert.

 

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

 

Global Research, July 26, 2014
GMO CONTAMINATION OF THE FOOD CHAIN.  DEVASTATING HEALTH IMPACTS. EU FOOD SAFETY REGULATORS TURN "A BLIND EYE" http://www.globalresearch.ca/gmo-contamination-of-the-food-chain-devastating-health-impacts-eu-food-safety-regulators-turn-a-blind-eye/5393405

 

Urban Homestead Honey, July 27, 2014
 -▶ VANDANA SHIVA:  MONANTO & BIOTECH INDUSTRY PUSHING FOR WORLD MONOPOLY THROUGH GMO SEED SUPPLY http://www.urbanhomesteadhoney.com/article_detail/vandana-shiva-monsanto-biotech-industry-pushing-for-world-food-monopoly-through-seed-supply-620.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

 

NaturalNews, July 05, 2014
 -▶ CANCER DEATH RATES ARE TWICE AS HIGH WHERE GM (Genetically Modified) CROPS AND THEIR AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS ARE USED http://www.naturalnews.com/045874_cancer_rates_Argentina_agrochemicals.html

 

Food Democracy Now, May 16, 2013
 ▶  NEW STUDY LINKS GMO FOOD TO LEUKEMIA:  GMO BT CRY-TOXINS MAY CONTRIBUTE TO BLOOD ABNORMALITIES. A groundbreaking new study published in the current issue of the Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases reveals the potential "leukemogenic" properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides engineered into the vast majority of GMO food crops already within the US food supply http://www.fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2013/may/16/new_study_links_GMO_food_to_leukemia/

 

Alternet, July 09, 2014
 -▶ MAJOR STUDY:  MONSANTO GMO CORN CAN CAUSE DAMAGE TO LIVER AND KIDNEYS, AND SEVERE HORMONAL DISRUPTION http://www.alternet.org/food/major-study-demonstrates-monsanto-gmo-corn-product-can-cause-damage-liver-and-kidneys-and


Global Research, July 02, 2014
 -▶ ACQUIESCING TO BIG BIOTECH:  RELENTLESS DRIVE TO FORCE GMO CROPS INTO BRITAIN http://www.globalresearch.ca/acquiescing-to-big-biotech-relentless-drive-to-force-gmo-crops-into-britain/5389562

 

- ▶ THE PUPPET MASTERS: GMO FOODS NO GOLDEN AGE: SCIENCE AND PR SPIN AND PUBLIC BACKLASH  http://sco.lt/5Jqos5

 

 RT News, November 26, 2013

▶  GMOs LINKED TO GLUTEN DISORDERS PLAGUING 18 MILLION AMERICANS http://rt.com/usa/gmo-gluten-sensitivity-trigger-343/

 

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

 

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

 

July 23, 2013 Wake Up World
 -▶ YET ANOTHER FRANKENFOOD PANDOORA'S BOX: THE MAJORITY OF SUPPLEMENTS ARE NOW LACED WITH GMOs http://wakeup-world.com/2013/07/23/the-majority-of-supplements-are-now-laced-with-gmos/

 

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

 

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

 

▶ THIS GRAND EXPERIMENT ON HUMANITY MUST STOP: GMO Bill Gates Funds Risky, Untested, Unregulated Vitamin Fortified Crops http://sco.lt/6CZccT

 

- ▶ MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS CREATING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS:  Eradicating Real Forests to plant Monoculture BioEngineered Trees http://sco.lt/52lFDN

 

-▶  HOW MUCH LONGER CAN THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY BURY GMO DANGER SIGNALS? http://anh-europe.org/How_much_longer_can_the_biotech_industry_bury_GM_danger_signals

 

▶ THE NEXT GMO BIOTECH WAVE:  EXTREME SYNTHETIC GENETICS:  THE IMPLICATION, THE ETHICS http://sco.lt/6JaFLF

 

 -▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS ARE DESTROYING YOUR HEALTH AS WELL AS BEES, BIRDS, LADY BUGS AND BUTTERFLIES http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/gmo-roundup-bt-toxin-are-destroying-our-health-killing-birds-bees-lady-bugs-butterflies.php

 

 ▶ 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

 

The Institute of Science in Society, May 29, 2013

-▶ 800 SCIENTISTS DEMAND GLOBAL GMO "EXPERIMENT" END http://wewillblowyourmind.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/800-scientists-demand-global-gmo.html?m=1

 

European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility, October 21, 2013

THERE IS NO CONSENSUS ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD SAFETY http://www.ensser.org/increasing-public-information/no-scientific-consensus-on-gmo-safety/

 

 

 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

 

Huffington Post Green, June 17, 2014

 -▶ CHINA'S REJECTION OF GMO CORN HAS COST U.S. UP TO $2.9 BILLION http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/gmo-corn-china_n_5162921.html

 

 Sustainable Pulse, May 11, 2014
 -▶ CHINA: WE MUST FACE THE HARM CAUSED BY IMPORTED GM SOYBEANS TO 1.3 BILLION CHINESE PEOPLE ...http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/05/11/must-face-harm-caused-imported-gm-soybeans-1-3-billion-chinese-people/#.U3MfHC_p5K4

 

  Natural Society, June 13, 2014

▶  EL SALVADOR PRESSURED TO TAKE GMO SEED IF THEY WANT USA FINANCIAL AID http://naturalsociety.com/us-ambassador-pressures-el-salvador-government-purchase-277-worth-monsantos-gm-poison-seed/

 

 -▶ U.S. GOVERNMENT AGGRESSIVELY BACKS AND PROMOTES MONSANTO'S THRUST FOR WORLD DOMINANCE OF GMO GLOBAL FOOD SUPPLY http://sco.lt/8RhvPt

 

Dprogram.net, April 13, 2014
-▶ SYLVIA BURWELL, NEW USA HUMAN HEALTH SERVICES HEAD, RAN COMMON CORE, BILL GATES VACCINES AND GMOs IN AFRICA http://dprogram.net/2014/04/13/sylvia-burwell-replacement-resigning-kathleen-sebelius-ran-common-core-bill-gates-vaccines-gmos-africa/

 

The Cap Times, June 29, 2014
-▶ WILL GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS COLLAPSE THE FOOD SYSTEM? http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/column/jim-goodman-will-genetically-modified-crops-collapse-the-food-system/article_69f8157e-83f2-5058-ab07-e999891c5f11.html

 

 The Daily Sheeple, June 25, 2014

▶ MONSANTO, SYNGENTA, BAYER:  BIG AGRI PEDDLES "GMO GRUEL" TO THE IMPOVERISHED. Perhaps the most racists, disgusting public relations stunt yet to sell genetically modified poison to the masses and monopolize the world’s food supply. http://www.thedailysheeple.com/monsanto-syngenta-bayer-big-agri-peddles-gmo-gruel-to-the-impoverished_062014



                                         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

 

▶ WIKILEAKS CABLE:  THE US STATE DEPT'S GLOBAL BIOTECH GMO OUTREACH PROGRAM - ARM TWISTING FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS  http://sco.lt/5QU4cz

 

OutsideOnline, May 12, 2014

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

 

  ▶  OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE TOXIC GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF

 

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

 

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

 

 

  March 22, 2012 Axisoflogic.com
-▶  MONSANTO, A HALF-CENTURY OF HEALTH SCANDALS   http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_64376.shtml

 

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

 

                                                  WATCH
                           GMO : WHAT'S IN YOUR FOOD? (24:00)
The History and Progression of Genetically Modified Organisms
               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azsS9PAs2gY

 

                                       INVESTIGATIVE REPORT: 

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

 

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 August 30, 2012 Boulder Weekly

- ▶ MONSANTO'S POINT OF NO RETURN - MONSANTO'S CUT-THROAT MONOPOLY BUSINESS MODEL - SEED PATENTS, PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS, FERTILIZERS http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-9613-monsantos-point-of-no-return.html

 

 -▶ GENETIC ENGINEERING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR FOOD SECURITY AND FOR CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION:  POTENTIAL AND RISKS (DOWNLOAD PDF) http://www.twn.my/title2/biosafety/bio17.htm

 

▶  MONSANTO, SEED PATENTS, GENETIC MANIPULATION AND CONTROL OF GLOBAL FOOD AND AGRICULTURE:  THE GMO CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/7gdZ2H

 

                           MONSANTO:   A CORPORATE PROFILE

                                      http://sco.lt/5TGVDl

 

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

 

  ▶  MONSANTO, BIOTECH AGRICHEMICAL CARTEL BUYS OBAMA, THE US SENATE AND THE GLOBAL FARM  http://sco.lt/8edR3Z

 

 -▶ TURNING AFRICA INTO A GMO BONANZA FOR GIANT CORPORATIONS: Foreign Takeover of the future of farming in Africa http://sco.lt/6qmM1R

 

 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/

 

                             FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY: 

MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                        http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ

 

The Ecologist, July 02, 2014
 -▶ GMO NEONICOTINOID INSECTICIDES ARE POISONING NOT JUST 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

 

Digital Journal , July 02, 2014
 -▶ GENETICALLY ENGINEERED U.S. COTTON GROWERS WANT UNLICENSED, HIGHLY TOXIC PESTICIDE USE ON 3 MILLION ACRES - FURTHER POISONING SOIL, WATER AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THE ENVIRONMENT -- EXCEPT THE COTTON http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2031904

 

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                 WHY SO LITTLE GMO PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH?

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 -▶  WHY IS THERE SO LITTLE INDEPENDENT PEER REVIEWED GMO RESEARCH? http://sco.lt/8mGIO9

 

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/

 

Institute of Science in Society, March 04, 2014

▶ SCIENTIFIC DISINFORMATION ON GMO PLUMBS NEW DEPTHS http://www.gmwatch.org/index.php/news/archive/2014/15377-muzzled-by-monsanto-over-gene-silencing-technology

 

                                                         WATCH:

          "THE WAR ON SCIENCE AND TOXIC DIS-INFORMATION

                       May 13, 2013 Moyers and Company - Full Show:

http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-the-toxic-politics-of-science/

 

Truthout, April 29, 2014
-▶ SCIENCE OR MEDIA? THE SCIENCE MEDIA CENTRE SPINS PRO-GMO http://truth-out.org/news/item/23392-science-media-centre-spins-pro-gmo-line

 

 Reuters, July 29, 2013
  ▶ GMO COMPANIES LAUNCH WEBSITE TO FIGHT ANTI-BIOTECH MOVEMENT http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/29/us-gmo-campaign-idUSBRE96S0QX2013072

 

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                                   SILENCING THE SCIENTIST

          TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA - "ALTRAZINE"

                                        http://sco.lt/8VIcAz

 

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                                                        VIDEOS
                                                June 12, 2014

▶  ARGENTINA:  ACTIVISTS ARRESTED & BRUTAL POLICE REPRESSION AFTER MONSANTO LAW IS APPROVED http://revolution-news.com/argentina-activists-arrested-brutal-police-repression-monsanto-law-approved/

 

THE HUBRIS OF THE POWERFUL BIOTECH CHEMICAL CORPORATIONS AND TOTAL DISREGARD FOR BOTH HUMAN & ENVIRONMENT HEALTH

                                                   WATCH

                    POISONING PARADISE: ISLANDS AT RISK

                       The Genetic Engineering War in Hawai'i

                                      http://sco.lt/8hNxzd

 

Nation of Change, May 10, 2014
 -▶ VERMONT OFFICIALLY PASSES #GMO LABELING BILL, MONSANTO ANNOUNCES LAWSUIT http://www.nationofchange.org/breaking-vermont-officially-passes-gmo-lableing-bill-monsanto-announces-lawsuit-1399733156

 

The Hill, April 28, 2014

-▶ AFTER  VERMONT BILL, GMO LABELING BECOMES CENTER OF DEBATE ON BIOENGINEERING OUR FOOD http://www.ibtimes.com/after-vermont-bill-gmo-labeling-becomes-center-debate-bioengineerings-future-1577338

 

Alternet, May 21, 2014

▶ TWO OREGON COUNTIES BAN GMO PLANTS AFTER HISTORIC GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN. Agribusiness giants spent $450,000 to try to defeat the measure http://www.alternet.org/environment/two-oregon-counties-ban-gmo-plants-after-historic-grassroots-campaign

 

-▶AGRIBUSINESS OVER LOCAL CITIZENS . And in Hawaii and Jackson County, Ore., where there are active initiatives in play, the biotech industry and the Farm Bureau are now pouring millions of dollars into campaigns to defeat those initiatives.  http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_29258.cfm

 

Digital Journal, May 05, 2014
 -▶ FRANCE DEFINITIVELY BANS GENETICALLY MODIFIED  MON810 CORN PRODUCED BY US FIRM, MONSANTO http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/france-definitively-bans-gm-corn/article/382987

 

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