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New Ag-Gag Law: Reporting Factory Farm Abuses Now An "Act of Terrorism"

New Ag-Gag Law: Reporting Factory Farm Abuses Now An "Act of Terrorism" | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Jan 24, 2013 - Three states are the latest states to introduce Ag-Gag laws and lawmakers in 10 other states introduced similar bills in 2011-2012.

How do you keep consumers in the dark about the horrors of factory farms? By making it an “act of terrorism” for anyone to investigate animal cruelty, food safety or environmental violations on the corporate-controlled farms that produce the bulk of our meat, eggs and dairy products.

And who better to write the Animal and Ecological Terrorism Act, designed to protect Big Ag and Big Energy, than the lawyers on the Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force at the corporate-funded and infamous American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).@AlexExposed.... http://www.alternet.org/environment/shocking-reporting-factory-farm-abuses-be-considered-act-terrorism-if-new-laws-pass?akid=9977.237541.HdOWdv&rd=1&src=newsletter783554&t=7

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Globe and Mail, October 05, 2012
- ▶ CAN MEAT FACTORIES BE SAFE SLAUGHTERING 4,000 COW A DAY, 3,000 STEAKS A MINUTE? http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/can-meat-factories-be-safe-at-4000-cows-a-day-3000-steaks-a-minute/article4593690/

 

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



                                                       VIDEO
HOW WILL HISTORY REMEMBER US?  A WORLD WITHOUT FACTORY FARMS?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM6V6lq_p0o&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 March 6, 2013 - 'ON THE MEDIA'

- ▶ REPORTS ON 'AG-GAG' CENSORSHIP LAWS - Turning Whistleblowers into Criminals and 'Terrorists' : TreeHugger http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/media-reports-ag-gag-censorship-laws.html

 

                                          --- WATCH ---

 

July 23, 2013 Democracy Now
VIDEO REPORT
- ▶ **** 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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                 VIDEO

                        by PAUL McCARTNEY  (Former "Beatle")

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

 

 

 

March 22, 2013 - EcoWatch

- ▶ WHISTLEBLOWER BILL WOULD CRIMINALIZE EXPOSING WRONGDOING AT FACTORY FARMS AND NOW...FRACKING SITE IN PENNSYLVANIA http://ecowatch.com/2013/whistleblower-factory-farms-fracking/

 

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

 

- ▶ NEW AG-GAG LAW: REPORTING FACTORY FARM ABUSES NOW AN "ACT OF TERRORISM"  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995524567/new-aggag-law-reporting-factory-farm-abuses-now-an-act-of-terrorism

 

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

 

- ▶ ANTI-WHISTLE-BLOWER AG-GAG BILLS AIMED AT KEEPING YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT FACTORY FARMS -- AND YOUR FOOD http://sco.lt/5PLyHx

 

 

- ▶ THE TOUR DE STENCH - EMagazine.com http://www.emagazine.com/blog/the-tour-de-stench/

Somehow we must find a way forward. We don’t need this kind of agriculture to feed the world as is so often claimed to justify the concentration of filth and misery these systems embody. I believe the collective wisdom and desire for change is out there among us.

 

                          An Image Says A Thousand Words                  

                    FEEDLOT CATTLE http://ow.ly/mEGS1

 

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

 

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

 

- ▶ THE RISE OF THE 'DESIGNER' FARM ANIMAL  http://action.raw.info/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=119&ea.campaign.id=22518&ea.tracking.id=1174f49c&utm_campaign=raw&utm_source=shared&utm_medium=link

 

         +++++++++++++++"ENVIROPIGS" +++++++++++++++++++

 

Rather Than Find An Alternative to Extreme Factory Farming, The Biotech Industry is altering our animals to keep "more of the same" mega-profit factory farming going, with little regulation, oversight, or labeling for consumers:

 

- ▶ PATENT FOR A PIG:  BIOTECH SCIENTISTS "IMPROVE" TRANSGENIC GMO "ENVIROPIGS" http://sco.lt/7hrnF3

 

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

 

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

#GMO

                                                

                                                    VIDEO

- ▶ ***** FULL GROWN CHICKEN IN 49 DAYS -  Growth Hormones For Rapid Growth, 'Efficiency' and Fast Profits http://sco.lt/5Za1o1

 

 

 

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CineversityTV's curator insight, February 4, 2013 6:27 AM

The food industry is allowed to poison the people, but the people are not allowed to share info on this sick food industry. We call that fascism.

Nikki Wynne's curator insight, September 24, 2013 11:08 AM

Ag-Gag laws are laws that prevent media and others from spilling out unethical or illegal practices about factory farms. Factory farms are farms that have very little space for the animals and are considered "cruel". North Dakota, Montana, and Kansas have already passed laws similar to these, but New Hampshire, Wyoming, and Nebraska are all considering it. These factory farm owners say that if others leak information, it should be considered as a "act of terroism" for the lone fact that people get angry and try to free animals or destroy properties. The ethical decision would alone to be save the animals, but the consequential factors are how that would affect our animal agriculture industry today without factory farms. 

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

  

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

 

                                                     VIDEO 1:48
                            Michigan Radio, December 16, 2014

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


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

 

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


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

 

The Diplomat, July 04, 2014

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


June 4, 2013 Japan Times

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


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

 

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

 

June 30, 2013 Nation of Change

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

 

                                                     WATCH

                        ROUNDUP: THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE 

NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S GMO "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP

                                          http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 July 23, 2013 RT News

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

 

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

 

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

                                             http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

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

 

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

 

                                             BAN GMOs NOW

                    A Special Institute of Science In Society Report

                                          http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The Holmes Report, June 17, 2013

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

 

July 1, 2013 The Cornucopia Institute

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                       ▶ MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE ▶

        From Agent Orange to Saccharin To GMO Seed & Pesticides

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

28 March, 2013 Inter Press Service

USA PESTICIDE APPROVAL PROCESS "GRIEVOUSLY FLAWED"

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

 

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

 

Feb 2, 2013  - John Vidal, The Guardian -

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

 

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

 

 

                          OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET -

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


  -▶ MONSANTO PROPAGANDA INDOCTRINATING OUR KIDS TO GMOs

              The ABCs of GMOs : Brainwashing Kids With School Book

                                        http://sco.lt/7srA7V

                                     

                                              ---IMPORTANT  WATCH ---

                                  TYING PESTICIDES TO GMO CROPS

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

 

                                Center for Media and Democracy

                  MONSANTO : SOURCE WATCH - INFOGRAPHIC

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

 

March 21, 2013

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

 

 July 16, 2013 Nation of Change

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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                                  THE GMO PATENT MONOPOLY

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                                                   WATCH

               "SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY - Vandana Shiva

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

 

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

 

The Associated Press Report:

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

 

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

                               

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

 

 Scientific American

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

                                                   WATCH

              HOW MONSANTO IS TERRIFYING THE FARMING WORLD:

                            THE DEVIL IN THE SEEDS OF LIFE

                                           http://sco.lt/6wRNsv

 

Jan 18, 2012

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

 

                            OUR 21ST CENTURY PATENTED LIFE

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The ETC Group

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 July 13, 2013 Sustainable Pulse

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

 

 March 3, 2013

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

 

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

 

 March 22, 2012 Axisoflogic.com

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

 

 

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                        WHY SO LITTLE INDEPENDENTLY FUNDED,

                               PEER REVIEWED RESEARCH?

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                                                     WATCH

                      May 13, 2013 Moyers and Company - Full Show:

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

 

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

 

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

 

                             CORPORATE-SPONSORED RESEARCH:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

January 30, 2013 Greenpeace India -

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

 

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

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

 

 Motley Fool, March 05, 2014

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

 

Al Jazeera America, June 27, 2014

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

 

April 23, 2013 Chicago Tribune

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

 

 

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

                                              PESTICIDES & GMOs

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                                       INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

July 19, 2013 Global Possibilities

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

 

                                                 --- WATCH -

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

                                      "DANGERS OF DICAMBA"

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

                                       BATTLE FOR THE BEES:

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

 

                                 SILENCING THE SCIENTIST:

                  TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA

                               ALTRAZINE AND ECOCIDE

                                   http://sco.lt/8N2Lfl

 

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

 

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

 

Al Jazeera America, June 27, 2014

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

                       

                                            A MUST WATCH

                              MONSANTO: A DOCUMENTARY

                     HOW MONSANTO CONTROLS FARMERS

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

 

                            

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                                                  YOUR HEALTH

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

 

OutsideOnline, May 12, 2014

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

 

 March 7, 2013 Huffington Post

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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                GLOBAL DOMINATION, TRADE & MANIPULATIONS

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

 

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


July 22, 2013 EcoWatch

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

 

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

 

March 14, 2013

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

March 11, 2013 - Digital Journal

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

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                  CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF WORLD FOOD SUPPLY

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

 

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

 

Forbes, October 2, 2013

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

 

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

 

Feb 25, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business | Guardian Professional

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

June 21, 2013 Inspired Bites

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


                                               ▶  WATCH 

  

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

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

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

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

 

May 2013 National Geographic

THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZER

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

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

 

 

                                          ERADICATING ECOCIDE:

      WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                             http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 


pdjmoo's insight:

 

                               ▶▶   RESOURCES, VIDEOS  ▶▶

 

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


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

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, October 25, 2013 7:14 AM

Do you believe and can you trust 'The World According to Monsanto'?

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, December 28, 2013 3:52 PM

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

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

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

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

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




New York Times, February 11, 2014

▶  RIVAL INDUSTRIES SWEET-TALK THE PUBLIC

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

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

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


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


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


Guardian, February 12, 2013

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


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


ISIS, UK

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

 

                                             VIDEO REPORT

                                  March 8, 2013 CBC News

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



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



                                                   VIDEO REPORT

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



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


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


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


Nation of Change, February 17, 2014

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


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


Food Marketing Workgroup

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


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

 


                                                          VIDEO
                                        LIKE COKE OR PEPSI? 

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


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


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

 

Treehugger, January 29, 2014

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


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



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

/Fructose_and_Overeating.php


 

                                              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


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


 June 8, 2013 Digital Journal  

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


August 2, 2013 Take Part

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

 

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


May 2, 2013 - Beekeeperic

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

 

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

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

 

                                     INFOGRAPH PDF DOWNLOAD
                                         BIG FOOD MARKETING:

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


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                   COCA-COLA vs PEPSI AND THE SODA BUSINESS

                                                http://sco.lt/7x6Spt


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

 

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

 


                                                      WATCH:

                                           PBS Video Report

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

 


GM EDUCATION

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


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

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

 

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



                                                      WATCH:

                                              MICHAEL POLLAN

                              October 24, 2012 Democracy Now

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




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                          THE GLOBAL OBESITY EPIDEMIC


                                                OBESITY PLUS: 

                               THE GREAT AMERICAN EXPORT

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


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


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


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


                                           SPECIAL REPORT: 

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

 

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


 

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


 -▶  10 FOODS SOLD IN THE U.S. THAT ARE BANNED ELSEWHERE -- AND CHINA RISES  http://sco.lt/4vsvkP

 

   -▶ 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



 - ▶ 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

 

         HEY, ADVERTISERS, LEAVE OUR DEFENSELESS KIDS ALONE.

         THE SCIENCE OF MARKETING FOOD AND DRINK ADDICTION

                                     http://sco.lt/5E3G4X

 

 

                                          --- 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


 

                  SALT, SUGAR FAT: HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED US

                                               http://sco.lt/96TUeH



Global Research

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

 

May 28, 2013 Global Possibilities
- ▶ OBESE FROM THE WOMB? THE SHOCKING NEW TREND IN AMERICA'S WEIGHT EPIDEMIC http://www.globalpossibilities.org/obese-from-the-womb-the-shocking-new-trend-in-americas-weight-epidemic/


Dr. Mark Hyman

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

 


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

 

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


 Huffington Post Food, November 15, 2013

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

 

 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

 

 

                                       WATCH - DOCUMENTARY

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

 

 

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

 

  - ▶ HOW THE BIG FOOD INDUSTRY HAS ENCOURAGED US TO EAT AND DRINK OURSELVES TO DEATH http://sco.lt/5YISkT

 

 

 

                                           SPECIAL REPORT: 

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

 

-▶  10 FOODS SOLD IN THE U.S. THAT ARE BANNED ELSEWHERE -- AND CHINA RISES  http://sco.lt/4vsvkP

 

 

                                    FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATH

                The $500 Billion Global Corporate Food Monopoly

                                        http://sco.lt/5XRtkP

 

 

 May 14, 2013 Center for Food Safety

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

                             

 

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

 

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

 

                  THE GREAT AMERICAN EXPORT - JUNK FOOD

                     Processed GMO Food Consumption Rampant

                                           http://sco.lt/6sIjzN



 

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


 

 

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

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

Marion Nestle, a New York University professor and nutrition expert named in several documents as someone whom corn industry executives sought to influence, said the role both industries played was unfortunate.

“It is a plague on both of their houses,” she said, adding that she felt manipulated by the corn refiners industry, which used her statements to defend its products. “It is a disgusting performance neither should be proud of.”

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Four-Fifths of All Big Pharma Antibiotics Consumed by Meat and Poultry Industry (What Are You Eating?)

Four-Fifths of All Big Pharma Antibiotics Consumed by Meat and Poultry Industry  (What Are You Eating?) | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

                                          INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
                                                    WATCH 53:41)
                                      Frontline PBS, October 14, 2014
                                 THE TROUBLE WITH ANTIBIOTICS

                REDUCING GROWTH HORMONES USE IN FOOD ANIMALS
Up to 70 percent of all antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used in food animals. For years, farmers and ranchers have used antibiotics to help food animals grow faster on less feed. This practice, known as “growth promotion,” http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/trouble-with-antibiotics/



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


                                                        WATCH

                          Huffington Post Green, September 19, 2013
 -▶  ANTIBIOTIC USE IN MEAT INDUSTRY SKYROCKETS: ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE DECLARED A 'SERIOUS HEALTH THREAT' http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/19/antibiotic-resistance-in-meat-cdc_n_3953938.html?utm_hp_ref=green


June 4, 2013 Institute For Agriculture and Trade Policy

795 DOCTORS, NURSES AND HEALTH PROFESSIONALS URGE WHITE HOUSE TO JUMP START STALLED FDA ON ANTIBIOTICS http://www.iatp.org/blog/201306/795-doctors-nurses-and-health-professionals-urge-white-house-to-jumpstart-stalled-fda-on


Consumer Reports, October 23, 2014
 -▶ THE DANGERS OF ANTIBIOTIC USE IN YOUR FOOD: YOUR DOCTOR IS WORRIED -- AND YOU SHOULD BE TOO http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2014/10/the-dangers-of-antibiotic-overuse/index.htm


 Food Safety News, June 30, 2014

 -▶ AMA SEEKS BAN ON ANTIBIOTIC USE ON FARMS FOR GROWTH PROMOTION http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2014/06/american-medical-association-calls-for-federal-action-on-antibiotic-use-on-farms/


Digital Journal, February 1, 2014
USE OF DRUGS IN ANIMAL FEED REMAIN HIGH TO FATTEN ANIMALS - RISK TO HUMANS  http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/use-of-drugs-in-animal-feed-remains-high/article/368462


March 20, 2013 - Pew Health Initiatives

- ▶  SHINING A LIGHT ON INDUSTRIAL FARMS ANTIBIOTIC USE - 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


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


                                      VIDEO  - FIX Antibiotics

 ▶ BIG AG, BIG PHARMA AND BIOTECH CARTEL ALL IN CAHOOTS: 80% OF ALL ANTI-BIOTICS ARE USED ON FACTORY FARM ANIMALS http://www.fixfood.org/fix-antibiotics/


Wall Street Journal, October 30, 2014
- ▶  PHAMALOT:  DID NOVARTIS MAKE A HAM-HANDED MOVE TO PROMOTE AN ANTIBIOTIC FOR PIGS?  http://blogs.wsj.com/pharmalot/2014/10/30/did-novartis-make-a-ham-handed-move-to-promote-an-antibiotic-for-pigs/


HuffingtonPost, July 25, 2014
 ▶  FEDS FAILING TO ACT ON ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE DESPITE GRAVE THREAT, HEALTH ADVOCATES WARN. Public health advocates are fuming over a new court ruling that they say could hasten the coming of the next pandemic. In a 2-1 decision released Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration need not consider banning the use of antibiotics in healthy food-producing animals. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/antibiotic-resistance-livestock-lawsuit-nrdc_n_5621299.html


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


Center for Food Safety, November 06, 2014
  - ▶ LAWSUIT TARGETS FDA APPROVAL OF CONTROVERSIAL ANIMAL DRUGS USED IN FOOD PRODUCTION http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/3591/lawsuit-targets-fda-approval-of-controversial-animal-drugs-used-in-food-production


Huffington Post

 -▶  ANTIBIOTIC FARM ANIMALS AND FDA REGULATION

Cattle, swine, chickens and other livestock receive an estimated 80 percent of the nation's antibiotics, according to the FDA. Whether used to treat our future food, prevent the spread of disease in cramped conditions or simply to promote growth, animal antibiotics are thought to affect human health via multiple pathways: direct or indirect contact with food, water, air or anywhere manure goes. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/09/antibiotic-farm-animals-fda-regulation_n_1193680.html

 


 Salon, January 12, 2014

- ▶ BIG AG'S BIG LIE:  FACTORY FARMS, YOUR HEALTH AND THE NEW POLITICS OF ANTIBIOTICS http://www.salon.com/2014/01/12/big_ags_big_lie_factory_farms_your_health_and_the_new_politics_of_antibiotics/


April 26, 2013 Huffington Post Green
 -▶  ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT BACTERIA: BIG AG WASHES ITS HANDS OF ANY RESPONSIBILITY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-gunther/antibioticresistant-bacte_b_3141661.html


Environmental Working Group

 -▶  SUPERBUGS INVADE AMERICAN SUPERMARKETS: http://www.ewg.org/meateatersguide/superbugs/


January 26, 2013 Mother Jones

 -▶  SUPERMARKET MEAT COMES FROM SICK ANIMALS

The pork industry relies on a drug that stresses out pigs—and other ways the industry harms animals through feed. Meat Industry Still Denying Antibiotic Resistance. After damning reports on from the GAO and European researchers on antibiotics, the meat industry basks in denial. Revolving Door: Still Swinging Between USDA and Meat Industry. A top official at the USDA's meat-inspection service goes to work for Big Turkey in "regulatory affairs."

  http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/01/supermarket-meat-comes-sick-animals


NPR FRESHAIR, October 22, 2013
 -▶  ANTIBIOTICS CAN'T KEEP UP WITH THE 'NIGHTMARE' SUPERBUGS http://www.npr.org/2013/10/22/239247134/antibiotics-cant-keep-up-with-nightmare-superbugs

 

 April 17, 2013 - NPR
 -▶  IN MEAT TESTS, MORE DATA TYING HUMAN ILLNESS TO FARM ANTIBIOTICS http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/04/17/177601237/in-meat-tests-more-evidence-of-human-illness-tied-to-farm-antibiotics


July 4, 2013 Environmental Protection
- ▶  FARMWORKER STUDY TIES DRUG-RESISTANT STAPH TO ANIMAL ANTIBIOTICS http://eponline.com/articles/2013/07/04/drug-resistant-staph.aspx


US News & World Report, November 04, 2014
  -▶ ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT HOSPITAL GERM TRACED TO U.K. LIVESTOCK, STUDY FINDS http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2014/11/04/antibiotic-resistant-hospital-germ-traced-to-uk-livestock-study-finds


The Globe and Mail, November 11, 2014
 - ▶ AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY MUST KICK DANGEROUS ANTIBIOTIC HABIT http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health-advisor/agriculture-industry-must-kick-dangerous-antibiotic-habit/article21539131/


                                               THE HISTORY

                      The Science of Society, November 17, 2014
THIS LITTLE PIGGY BRED A SUPERBUG: WHO'S TO BLAME FOR THE MODERN ANTIBIOTICS CRISIS:  IT STARTED WITH THE SAME GUYS WHO INVENTED "SPAM" navigation/health-and-behavior/little-piggy-bred-superbug-spam-hormel-antibiotics-94361/


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

 

 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


Mother Jones, February 8, 2013

 -▶  MEAT INDUSTRY STILL GORGING ANTIBIOTICS

FDA dithers on regulation, releases new numbers on the industry's showing nearly half of retail chicken carries antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter.

While human antibiotic use has leveled off at below 8 billion pounds annually, livestock farms have been sucking in more and more of the drugs each year—and consumption reached a record nearly 29.9 billion pounds in 2011. To put it another way, the livestock industry is now consuming nearly four-fifths of the antibiotics used in the US, and its appetite for them is growing... http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/02/meat-industry-still-gorging-antibiotics


                                                     VIDEO

                        THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT:

                              CAFOs AND FACTORY FARMING

                                           http://sco.lt/5pYaYr


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  -▶ 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

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March 28, 2013 -

 -▶  SUPERMOMS AGAINST SUPERBUGS 2013 Advocacy Day http://www.pewhealth.org/other-resource/supermoms-against-superbugs-2013-advocacy-day-85899463904

                                                 

Lifewise, October 23, 2013
 -▶  GENETICALLY MODIFYING HUMANS VIA ANTIBIOTICS? SOMETHING YOU NEED TO KNOW http://southweb.org/lifewise/genetically-modifying-humans-via-antibiotics-something-you-need-to-know/#.Umg-2bSjqpY.twitter


April 8, 2013 - Wake Up World
 -▶  WHAT REALLY HAPPENS WHEN YOU TAKE ANTIBIOTICS? http://wakeup-world.com/2013/04/08/what-really-happens-when-you-take-antibiotics/

 

                                                       WATCH

                                   ANTIBIOTICS IN YOUR FOOD

                 May 1, 2013 Food And Environment Reporting

WHAT'S CAUSING THE RISE IN ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT BACTERIA IN OUR FOOD SUPPLY (AND WHY YOU SHOULD BUY ANTIBIOTIC-FREE FOOD http://thefern.org/2013/05/whats-causing-the-rise-in-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria/


                                                     WATCH

                                  PBS FRONTLINE Investigation:
                               OVERUSE OF ANTIBIOTIC DRUGS

                          HUNTING THE NIGHTMARE BACTERIA

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/hunting-the-nightmare-bacteria/


 New York Times, January 27, 2014
  -▶ ANTIBIOTICS IN OUR FOOD ANIMALS TIED TO RISK OF HUMAN INFECTIONS http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/28/science/antibiotics-in-animals-tied-to-risk-of-human-infection.html?_r=0


Washington Post, May 06, 2014
  -▶ A GLOBAL CRISIS: ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT GENES ARE WIDESPREAD IN NATURE AND OUR ANIMAL FOOD SUPPLY http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/antibiotic-resistant-genes-are-widespread-in-nature-study-finds/2014/05/08/ec608662-d53c-11e3-aae8-c2d44bd79778_story.html


28 March, 2013 - Earth In Transition

 -▶  NEW DANGERS FROM FACTORY FARM BACTERIA AND ANTIBIOTICS http://www.earthintransition.org/2013/03/new-dangers-from-factory-farm-bacteria-


Reuters, October 22, 2013
 -▶  REPORT SLAMS CONTINUED ANTIBIOTIC USE IN U.S. LIVESTOCK http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/22/us-usa-agriculture-antibiotics-idUSBRE99L1F420131022?feedType=RSS&

feedName=environmentNews


Guardian Sustainable Business, August 07, 2014
 ▶  FOOD, FARMING AND ANTIBIOTICS:  A HEALTH CHALLENGE FOR BUSINESS:  IT'S TIME TO THINK ABOUT RESPONSIBLE USE IN ANIMALS http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-farming-antibiotics-health-challenge-business


 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


- ▶ BIG PHARMA, BIG BUCKS:  THE TRILLION DOLLAR DRUG PUSHERS http://sco.lt/6wIXfF


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                                                    GLOBAL

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                                                      VIDEO

                                   Modern Farmer, June 17, 2014
     DUTCH FARMERS JUST SAY NO TO ANTIBIOTICS FOR LIVESTOCK.

This farmer raises more than 17,000 pigs each year and it's open for public viewing. Owner Gerbert Oosterlaken believes the more you can see, the better.  “We decided that animal health, and human health, would be our priority,” Oosterlaken told me last fall in his barn, surrounded by warm plastic-lined pens where sows snoozed and new piglets squealed. “I don’t need to take antibiotics every day. There’s no reason my pigs should either.” http://modernfarmer.com/2014/06/abstinence-method/


The Ecologist, July 24, 2014
 ▶ ANTIBIOTICS:  BRITISH LIVES MUST COME BEFORE FACTORY FARM PROFITS http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2481200/antibiotics_british_lives_must_come_before_factory_farm_profits.html


Economic Times, June 09, 2014
 ▶  INDIA OFFICIALS SEEK TO CURB ANTIBIOTICS AND HORMONES IN ANIMAL FEED.  Fearing spread of antibiotic resistance through the food chain, the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) and the agriculture ministry have directed state governments to stop the use of antibiotics and hormones in animal feed. They have also called for strict implementation of a 2012 law, which mandates a gap between the time an animal is given a drug for medical purposes and sale of food products from that animal. http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-06-09/news/50448268_1_food-producing-animals-antibiotics-animal-feed

 

 -▶  RUSSIA TO BAN U.S. MEAT OVER RACTOPAMINE RESIDUES - HORMONE GROWTH AND LEANESS DRUG  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995949627/russia-to-ban-u-s-meat-over-ractopamine-residues-hormone-growth-and-leanness-drug


 Feb 18, 2013

 -▶  GLOBAL HEALTH THREAT SEEN IN OVERUSE OF ANTIBIOTIC ON CHINESE PIG FARMS  - NYTimes.com http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/18/global-health-threat-seen-in-overuse-of-antibiotics-on-chinese-pig-farms/


February 13, 2013 Institute of Science in Society:

 -▶  GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE: GM ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE IN CHINA'S RIVERS http://www.i-sis.org.uk/GM_antibiotic_resistance_in_Chinas_rivers.php

 

Shanghai Daily, May 09, 20124
68 ANTIBIOTIC TYPES FOUND IN CHINA'S WATER http://www.shanghaidaily.com/national/68-antibiotic-types-found-in-water/shdaily.shtml

 

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                                      AND IT'S NOT JUST MEAT

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

 

  Center for Food Safety, September 19, 2013
 -▶  AND MAKE SURE YOU PEEL YOUR ORGANIC FRUIT:  Tell the National Organic Standards Board to End the Use of Antibiotics in Organic Apple and Pear Production http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12063

 

 April 8, 2013 - Take Part

 -▶  SURPRISE: ANTIBIOTICS ARE ALLOWED IN ORGANIC APPLE AND PEAR FARMING  http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/04/06/antibiotic-use-organic-apples-pears

 

April 10, 2013 - The Cornucopia Institute
 -▶  ANTIBIOTICS IN ORGANIC TREE FRUIT PRODUCTION - SIMPLE QUESTIONS/ANSWERS http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/04/antibiotics-in-organic-tree-fruit-production-simple-questionsanswers/


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 July 29, 2013 NRDC

 -▶  NATURE'S TAKE ON ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE AND SOME TROUBLING RESPONSES http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/akar/natures_take_on_antibiotic_res.html

 

 -▶  HOW YOU BECAME A GUINEA PIG FOR THE CHEMICAL AND BIOTECH CORPORATIONS http://sco.lt/7pVqkr


 

                                          MEATONOMICS:

THE HUGE 'EXTERNALIZED' COSTS THE ANIMAL FOOD SYSTEM IMPOSES ON TAXPAYERS, ANIMALS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

                                          http://sco.lt/5zvTyT


 

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                                               FACTORY FARMS

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Chicago Sun-Times, October 07, 2014
FACTORY FARMS SOW SUPERBUGS. In its recent report on antimicrobial resistance, the World Health Organization (WHO) said: “A post-antibiotic era in which common infections and minor injuries can kill — far from being an apocalyptic fantasy — is instead a very real possibility for the 21st Century.

”There are several causes leading to the development of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, and a major contributor is the use of low doses of antibiotics in factory farms. More than 70 percent of antibiotics in classes used in human medicine are sold for use in food for animals. These drugs are placed in the food and water of livestock to accelerate growth and help compensate for often horrific, unsanitary living conditions.

Already, two million Americans fall ill every year from antibiotic-resistant infections, and according to the CDC, 23,000 of them die from those infections annually. Public health experts are in agreement: if we don’t act, the problem will only worsen. .. http://www.suntimes.com/news/otherviews/30321003-452/factory-farms-sow-superbugs.html


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


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/


  -▶  ANTIBIOTICS IN OUR FOOD CHAIN: HOW FACTORY FARMS ARE KILLING SEALS http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/02/how-factory-farms-are-killing-seals

 

 -▶  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

 

                                                   WATCH

                                 -▶     "A RIVER OF WASTE"  -▶ 

          The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs

                                         http://sco.lt/8NiH0j

 

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

 

                                                     VIDEO

                            FULL GROWN CHICKEN IN 49 DAYS

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

                                          http://sco.lt/5Za1o1

 

  -▶  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

 

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

 


                                          -▶  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


  -▶  RULES TIGHTEN ON USE ON ANTIBIOTICS ON INDUSTRIAL ANIMAL FARMS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/968068096/rules-tighten-on-use-of-antibiotics-on-industrial-animal-farms

 

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

 

 

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          ++++++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



                                                 OBESITY PLUS:  

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

 

 

 

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

 

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


 -▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/9E1XDV


                                              BAN GMOs NOW

                 A Special Report, Institute of Science In Society

                                           http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz

 

      

 

                                     MORE ON FACTORY FARMS

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

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

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=cafos

 

 

 

 

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CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE IS CORPORATE GREEN-WASHING - AGRA | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it



Inter Press Service, September 24, 2014
CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE IS CORPORATE GREEN-WASHING, NGOs WARN http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/09/climate-smart-agriculture-is-corporate-green-washing-warn-ngos


The Good Food, September 02, 2014

 ▶  SEED IS LIFE. SOIL IS LIFE. WATER IS LIFE

To increase profitability – and productivity – industrial agriculture has mechanized production processes and reduced options to a few highly controlled varieties. In the beginning of factory farming, one size was supposed to fit all and the landscape everywhere (including water and micro-climates) was to be engineered to accommodate only the selected commercial variety of plant or animal.... Of course, such defiance of nature caused serious problems and local ecosystems were thrown out of balance. The soil dried up and blew away. Insects and weeds invaded crops and destroyed yields. And so the arch controllers of nature invented pesticides and herbicides – and a highly profitable chemical industry was born to rule over the land.

Capitalism and the accompanying industrial revolution promised to free us from the bonds of nature, limit the quality and variety of products, and greatly increase the quantity of sales necessary to consolidate power and wealth. Over the relative short time the industrial system has been in place, it has separated us entirely from our organic roots – physically and spiritually. And everything has become artificially fabricated outside of nature: our society, our religions, and certainly most of our food... http://www.goodfoodworld.com/2014/09/seed-is-life-soil-is-life-water-is-life/


ReliefWeb, December 19, 2014
MAIZE, RICE, WHEAT FARMING MUST BECOME MORE SUSTAINABLE: FAO. The FAO meeting agreed that agriculture can no longer rely on input-intensive agriculture to increase crop production. Improved varieties of maize, rice and wheat must go hand-in-hand with what FAO calls "Save and Grow" farming systems that keep soil healthy, integrate crop, tree and animal production, use water far more efficiently, and protect crops with integrated pest management..Experts at the meeting said that that challenge could only be met with eco-friendly agriculture that achieves higher productivity while conserving natural resources, adapting to climate change, and delivering economic benefits to the world's 500 million small-scale family farms.

  http://reliefweb.int/report/world/maize-rice-wheat-farming-must-become-more-sustainable


La Via Campesina, September 23, 2014

▶ UNMASKING BIG CORPORATE  "CLIMATE SMART" AGRICULTURE http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/actions-and-events-mainmenu-26/1670-un-masking-climate-smart-agriculture


Inter Press Service, October 13, 2014
FAMILY FARMERS DON'T NEED CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/family-farmers-dont-need-climate-smart-agriculture/


Mother Jones, December 03, 2014
HOW MONSANTO'S BIG DATA, BIG PROFITS DATA PUSH HURTS SMALL FARMS http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/12/monsanto-big-data-means-bigger-and-less-diverse-farms


The Ecologist, September 30, 2014
CORPORATE-SMART GREENWASH:  THE GLOBAL ALLIANCE ON CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE. By endorsing the activities of the planet's worst climate offenders in agribusiness and industrial agriculture, the Alliance will undermine the very objectives that it claims to aim for. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2575701/corporatesmart_greenwash_the_global_alliance_on_climatesmart_agriculture.html


Gaia Foundation, December 16, 2011
▶  FARMING CARBON CREDITS A CON FOR AFRICA:  THE MANY FACES OF CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE  http://www.gaiafoundation.org/blog/farming-carbon-credits-a-con-for-africa-the-many-faces-of-climate-smart-agriculture



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


                                                   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


Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2014
  -▶  CHINA'S HARD LINE ON BIOTECH BURNS U.S. HAY : Traces of GMO Alfalfa, Unapproved by Beijing, Wreak Havoc With a Formerly Booming U.S. Crop http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-hay-exports-to-china-shrivel-up-1418598477


CULTIVATING SANITY : BANGLADESH FARMERS TURN BACK THE CLOCK TO COMBAT CLIMATE STRESSED CROPS - Cultivation of the old varieties is expanding in part because they need almost no chemical fertiliser or pesticides - which makes them cheaper and easier to grow - and because their yields are good in tough conditions.  http://www.trust.org/item/20141126125124-0i6go


Newsweek, December 13, 2014
SOLVING HUNGER IN ETHIOPIA BY TURNING TO NATIVE CROPS http://www.newsweek.com/solving-hunger-ethiopia-turning-native-crops-291558


                                 HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD"

                                             http://sco.lt/8vwnk9



September 6, 2013 Greenpeace International
AGRA: HELPING BIG AGRIBUSINESS "CONQUER" AFRICAN AGRICULTURE Finally, we have confirmation of what we have long suspected: AGRA, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, has been created to facilitate the corporate takeover of African agriculture, not support African smallholder farmers with real solutions... http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/agra-agribusiness-africa-agriculture/blog/46511/


African Centre for Biosafety, November 18, 2013
A CRITICAL LOOK AT THE ALLIANCE FOR A GREEN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA (AGRA) - 2013 REPORT GIVING WITH ONE HAND, TAKING WITH TWO http://www.acbio.org.za/


AFRICAN AGRICULTURE ON "AGRA" FUNDED BY BILL GATES IS A MAJOR ASSAULT ON SEED SOVEREIGNTY  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1190139706/african-agriculture-agra-alliance-for-a-green-revolution-in-africa-is-a-major-assault-on-seed-sovereignty


- GATES AND AFRICA:  A TROJAN HORSE FOR GMO BIOTECH CARTEL IN SUB-SAHARA AFRICA  http://sco.lt/5ZNnsX



                                                     WATCH

             THE MYTH OF THE AFRICAN 'GREEN REVOLUTION'  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1562042292/the-myth-of-the-african-green-revolution-video-vandana-shiva


BEWARE OF A CALL FOR A "GREENER REVOLUTION' CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF GLOBAL FOOD SUPPLY  http://sco.lt/7sYm1Z



PR Watch, May 25, 2012

HOW THE U.S. SOLD AFRICA TO MULTINATIONALS LIKE MONSANTO, CARGILL, DUPONT, PEPSICO AND OTHERS http://www.prwatch.org/news/2012/05/11530/how-us-sold-africa-multinationals-monsanto-cargill-dupont-pepsico-and-others


                          AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM?

        CORPORATE PROFITS vs SMALLHOLDER FARMER INTERESTS

                                           http://sco.lt/8JKbIn



Truthout, December 04, 2014
▶ SEEDS OF THE FUTURE DIMINISHING AS MONO INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE DOMINATES THE WORLD. A third of the world's land area is dedicated to agriculture. Farmers' fields and pastures comprise (after the oceans) the second largest ecosystem on the planet. This vast tract has been largely transformed into sterile monoculture deserts in which all other organisms are suppressed with agrochemicals, and only the cash crop is allowed to thrive. Whether it is soy in the Brazilian Amazon, wheat on the Ukrainian steppes or corn in Iowa, a single high-yield variety typically dominates the landscape for as far as the eye can seehttp://truth-out.org/news/item/27760-seeds-of-the-future


                                                REPORT  Part 2 of 4
         Environmental Justice and Climate Change, November 08, 2014
                                    Environmental and Food Justice
                                          THE PANACEA OF GMOs
                                 INDIGENOUS RIGHT LIVELIHOODS

                              and CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION
http://ejfood.blogspot.com/2014/11/environmental-justice-and-climate.html


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


African Center For Biosafety, October 06, 2014

RUNNING TO STAND STILL:  SMALL SCALE FARMER AND THE GREEN REVOLUTION IN MALAWI - PDF REPORT  http://www.acbio.org.za/index.php/publications/seedfood-sovereignty/467-running-to-stand-still-small-scale-farmers-and-the-green-revolution-in-malawi


African Center For Biosafety, November 18, 2014

AGRA's SCANDALOUS SUBSIDIZATION OF BIG PETROLEUM-BASED FERTILISER: FINANCIAL AND AGRIBUSINESS CORPORATIONS IN AFRICA. http://www.acbio.org.za/index.php/media/64-media-releases/471-agras-scandalous-subsidisation-of-big-fertiliser-financial-and-agribusiness-corporations-in-africa



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


African Center for BioSafety, October 08, 2014

 ▶  ACQUISITION OF AFRICA'S SEEDCO BY MONSANTO FURTHERS GLOBAL SEED CARTEL GRIP:  NEO-COLONIAL OCCUPATION OF AFRICA'S SEED SYSTEMThe Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) is deeply concerned about the recent acquisitions by multi-national seed companies of large parts of SeedCo, one of Africa’s largest home-grown seed companies. Attracting foreign investment from the world’s largest seed companies, most of who got to their current dominant positions by devouring national seed companies and their competitors through mergers and acquisitions, is an inevitable consequence of the fierce drive to commercialise agriculture in Africa. http://www.acbio.org.za/



 ▶  SEED PATENTS & CONTROL OF GLOBAL FOOD & AGRICULTURE:  THE BIOTECH, GMO, CHEMICAL CORPORATE CARTEL  http://sco.lt/5LcjVR



                                 -▶      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



GRAIN, October 23, 2014
▶ HARVEST OF HARDSHIP:  YALA SWAMP LAND GRAB DESTROYS KENYAN FARMERS' LIVELIHOOD. Dominion Farms arrived in Kenya's Yala Swamp basin in 2004 with big promises. The company claimed it would turn a defunct state demonstration farm into a modern rice plantation, provide locals with good jobs, and build hospitals and schools. The American owner of the company, Calvin Burgess, presented himself as a 'man of God', on a mission to bring US-style progress to Africa. The locals, sold on this grand vision, decided – with some hesitation and dissent – to allow Dominion to farm on 3,700 ha of their lands... http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5061-harvest-of-hardship-yala-swamp-land-grab-destroys-kenyan-farmers-livelihoods


                                           LIVING WITH GMOs

                              AN OPEN LETTER TO UK AND EU

                                          November 12, 2014

Representing 57 Million Americans, NGOs, scientists, anti-GM groups, celebrities, food manufacturers, and others today publish an Open Letter to the UK and the entire EU warning of the serious and manifold hazards of GMO crops http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2632105/living_with_gmos_a_letter_from_america.html



                                          BAN GMOs NOW

                        A Special Institute of Science in Society 

                                        http://sco.lt/5CPilt


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



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


FastCoCreate

 ▶ THESE TOP FOOD COMPANIES CONTROL ALMOST EVERYTHING WE EAT: There are more than 38,000 products in the average American supermarket. That means tons of choice, right? In fact, the vast majority of these products are owned by just 10 companies. Those friendly looking Green Giant pees? That's General Mills. And Odwalla juice? That's Coca Cola. This matters, of course, because we deserve to know where our food comes from--and how it's madehttp://www.fastcocreate.com/3032899/see-who-actually-owns-the-food-you-eat-and-how-theyre-behaving


Guardian Sustainable Business, May 01, 2014

10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-blog/10-things-need-to-know-global-food-system


Guardian Development, March 10, 2014
FOOD SYSTEM THAT FAILS POOR COUNTRIES NEEDS URGENT REFORM, SAYS UN EXPERT http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/mar/10/food-system-poor-countries-reform-olivier-de-schutter


Pambazuka, September 25, 2014
MAYAN PEOPLE'S MOVEMENT DEFEATS MONSANTO LAW IN GUATEMALA. There was a great risk that the Monsanto Law would have made criminals of already repressed small farmers who are just trying to make ends meet and doing what they have done for generations – cultivating corn and black beans for their own consumption. The Monsanto Law meant that they would not have been able to grow and harvest anything that originates from natural seeds. Farmers would be breaking the laws if these natural seeds had been mixed with patented seeds from other crops as a result of pollination or wind, unless they had had a license for the patented seed from a transnational corporation like Monsanto. .. The Monsanto Law would have given exclusivity on patented seeds to a handful of transnational companies....the Mayan people – or actually most people – in Guatemala do not agree with a policy of treating nature like a commodity to be sold off piece by piece, ...http://pambazuka.net/en/category/features/92994



                HOW MONSANTO IS TERRIFYING THE FARMING WORLD

                                  The Devil in The Seeds Of Life

                                          http://sco.lt/6wRNsv


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


                         WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA

                                       http://sco.lt/7znTf7


The Ecologist, September 22, 2014
COCA-COLA IS NOT THE SOLUTION TO HUNGER IN AFRICA http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2563446/cocacola_is_not_the_solution_to_hunger_in_africa.html

 


                                       GRAIN, November 04, 2014

                                               FULL REPORT
HOW DOES THE GATES FOUNDATION SPEND ITS MONEY TO "FEED THE WORLD" > http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5064-how-does-the-gates-foundation-spend-its-money-to-feed-the-world


BILL GATES, MONSANTO AND EUGENICS:  HOW ONE OF THE WORLD'S WEALTHIEST MEN IS ACTIVELY PROMOTING A CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF GLOBAL HEALTH, AGRICULTURE (FOOD) AND EDUCATION  http://sco.lt/51EymH


- THE FUTURE OF FOOD by Bill Gates, the greatest single, private investor for genetically engineered biotech food in the world.   http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/bill-gates-thinks-fake-meat-future.html


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The Conversation, September 11, 2014
 ▶  IN A WARMING WORLD WE CAN'T KEEP DEPENDING ON THE SAME FEW CROPS http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/26404-in-a-warming-world-we-cant-keep-depending-on-the-same-few-crops


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

March 10, 2014
-▶ DEMOCRACY AND DIVERSITY CAN MEND BROKEN FOOD SYSTEMS http://www.srfood.org/en/democracy-and-diversity-can-mend-broken-food-systems-final-diagnosis-from-un-right-to-food-expert

-▶ FULL FINAL REPORT http://www.srfood.org/images/stories/pdf/officialreports/20140310_finalreport_en.pdf



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


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


▶  WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR ALL PLANETARY LIFE http://sco.lt/8idD7J


▶  BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/4u4JhR


▶  THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET : SOIL AS A LIFELINE http://sco.lt/6kqJaT



 ▶  WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE:  THE GLOBAL WATER CRISIS http://sco.lt/5odgG1



 June 2, 2013 The Guardian
HOW INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ARE TURNED OFF THEIR LANDS - HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS SAID TO HAVE BEEN DISPLACED  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/02/indigenous-people-turned-off-land


▶  LAND GRABBING: HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/7rqpG5


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



                                                       VIDEO

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


 

▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/6odAoL


                                             FARM-AGEDDON

         GOES HAND IN HAND WITH BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE

              CORPORATE "PRODUCTION" OF OUR FOOD ANIMALS

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


                                                     WATCH

            THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)

                     The Leader of the Global Biotech Chemical Cartel

                                         http://sco.lt/7wFWFN




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Genetically Modified Crops Not the Solution for "Feeding The World" | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it


Truthout, November 26, 2014
UNITED NATIONS CALLS FOR AN END TO INDUSTRIALIZED FARMING
http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/27636-united-nations-calls-for-an-end-to-industrialized-farming


April 23, 2012 Biosafety Information Center

GMO CROPS WILL NOT FEED THE WORLD. A review article in the Agronomy for Sustainable Development journal concludes that GM crops will not only not feed the world, they are hampering efforts to sustainably feed the world by jeopardizing existing biological and genetic diversity. http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=965

 We reproduce the abstract here. The full article is available at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13593-013-0138-9


Natural Society, Novermber 04, 2012
 -▶ GMO CROPS PROVEN TO BE INEFFECTIVE AT FIGHTING WORLD HUNGER. DEVOID OF NUTRITION Funded by the World Bank and United Nations, an organization was created known as the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD). Consisting of 900 scientists and researchers, they set out to examine the complex issue of world hunger. While the issue of world hunger may be quite complex, their results were not. Quite plainly, the group found that genetically modified crops were not a meaningful solution to the problem. In other words, the expert team showed through rigorous analysis and repeated study that the claims made by Bill Gates are completely inaccurate... http://naturalsociety.com/gmo-crops-proven-to-be-ineffective-at-fighting-world-hunger/


Truthout, December 04, 2014
▶ SEEDS OF THE FUTURE DIMINISHING AS MONO INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE DOMINATES THE WORLD. A third of the world's land area is dedicated to agriculture. Farmers' fields and pastures comprise (after the oceans) the second largest ecosystem on the planet. This vast tract has been largely transformed into sterile monoculture deserts in which all other organisms are suppressed with agrochemicals, and only the cash crop is allowed to thrive. Whether it is soy in the Brazilian Amazon, wheat on the Ukrainian steppes or corn in Iowa, a single high-yield variety typically dominates the landscape for as far as the eye can seehttp://truth-out.org/news/item/27760-seeds-of-the-future


CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE IS CORPORATE GREEN-WASHING - AGRA  http://sco.lt/8Ry4Wn


                             FACT-CHECKING ABOUT GMO FOODS
In the last few decades many Americans have been suffering from different chronic diseases. Many factors could be contributing in the increase in chronic diseases but the most important one is indeed our diet, even more so than our lifestyle.... http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/fact-checking-gmo-foods/#FDA



▶  HOW MONOCULTURE THREATENS THE FUTURE OF FOOD - GROWING FOOD IN DEAD SOIL http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/01/01/bees-dying-from-chemical-agriculture.aspx?e_cid=20130101_DNL_art_2#_edn1


                                                       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


CULTIVATING SANITY : BANGLADESH FARMERS TURN BACK THE CLOCK TO COMBAT CLIMATE STRESSED CROPS - Cultivation of the old varieties is expanding in part because they need almost no chemical fertiliser or pesticides - which makes them cheaper and easier to grow - and because their yields are good in tough conditions.  http://www.trust.org/item/20141126125124-0i6go


Newsweek, December 13, 2014
SOLVING HUNGER IN ETHIOPIA BY TURNING TO NATIVE CROPS http://www.newsweek.com/solving-hunger-ethiopia-turning-native-crops-291558


                                 HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD"

                                             http://sco.lt/8vwnk9


Reuters, December 04, 2014
EU DEAL GIVES COUNTRIES OPT-OUT ON GROWING APPROVED GM CROPS http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/04/us-eu-gmos-idUSKCN0JI16P20141204


Guardian Sustainable Business, November 20, 2014
▶  CHINA BOYCOTT'S U.S. GMO CORN: As China closes its markets to many types of US corn, questions arise about the costs and benefits of genetically modified food http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/nov/20/china-gmo-corn-boycott-markets


Gaia Foundation, December 16, 2011
▶  FARMING CARBON CREDITS A CON FOR AFRICA:  THE MANY FACES OF CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE  http://www.gaiafoundation.org/blog/farming-carbon-credits-a-con-for-africa-the-many-faces-of-climate-smart-agriculture

 

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

 

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



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


  -▶ “STUNNING: DIFFERENCE OF GM FROM NON-GM CORN http://sco.lt/5X53bt

 

 May 6, 2013 Food Safety News

 -▶ GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP RISK ASSESSMENT CHALLENGES: AN OVERVIEW http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/05/ge-crop-risk-assessment-challenges-an-overview/#.UYsK74Lyeic


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                                             BAN GMOs NOW

                         A Special Institute of Science in Society

                                          http://sco.lt/5CPilt


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Sustainable Pulse, February 14, 2014
"ROUNDUP" PESTICIDE LINKED TO GLOBAL BOOM IN CELIAC DISEASE AND GLUTEN INTOLERANCE  http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/02/19/roundup-linked-global-boom-celiac-disease-gluten-intolerance/#.VI3luydQW6A


Institute of Science In Society, December 10, 2014
MARKED DETERIORATION OF PUBLIC HEALTH PARALLELS INCREASE IN GM CROPS AND GLYPHOSATE USE, US GOVERNMENT DATA SHOWS  http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Deterioration_of_Public_Health.php

 

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

 

  -▶ GMO BIOSAFETY INFORMATION CENTER http://www.biosafety-info.net/

 

 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

 

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

 

  -▶ GENETICALLY MONETIZED FOOD  - PATENTING LIFE - FOLLOW THE MONEY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3834880026/genetically-monetized-food-patenting-life-follow-the-money

 

                                                     WATCH

                                         ***** DAVID SUZUKI:

                 "BIOTECHNOLOGY GENETICS IS OUT OF CONTROL"

                                                 http://sco.lt/4lxOIj

 

 

June 19, 2013 Biosafety Info
  -▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS AND HUNGER - ANOTHER LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=981

 

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/


WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA http://sco.lt/7mo3wf


 

                                              ---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

 

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

 

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/


 -▶ HOW MONSANTO CONTROLS OUR FOOD, POISONS OUR LAND AND INFLUENCES ALL THREE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT  http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/15856-how-monsanto-went-from-selling-aspirin-to-controlling-our-food-supply

 

                       ▶ MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE ▶

        From Agent Orange to Saccharin To GMO Seed & Pesticides

                                            http://sco.lt/5TGVDl

 

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

 

 -▶ OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : Fast-tracking approvals, waiving regulations ...  http://sco.lt/5uCx8b

 


 

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

 

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


 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/

 

                                          March 14, 2013 Al Jazeera

                                                  VIDEO REPORT
           ARGENTINA'S BAD SEEDS: THE HUMAN COSTS OF GMO SOY

         http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/peopleandpower/2013/03

 

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

 

 -▶ 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

 

                                                 WATCH;

                POISONING PARADISE: ISLANDS AT RISK

                   The Genetic Engineering War in Hawai'i

                                      http://sco.lt/8hNxzd

 

 -▶ PESTICIDES USE RAMPING UP AS GMO CROP TECHNOLOGY BACKFIRES: STUDY http://ow.ly/eb2NH

 

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

 

                                                      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

 

 

May 13, 2013 The Permaculture Research Institute
GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS AND HUNGER - ANOTHER LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE http://permaculturenews.org/2013/05/31/genetically-modified-crops-and-hunger-another-look-at-the-evidence/


 ▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/686Qi1


 

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                                                 PESTICIDES

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                                            INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

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


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

 

October 3, 2012:

HOW GMOs UNLEASHED A PESTICIDE GUSHER http://www.carighttoknow.org/gmos_unleashed_a_pesticide_gusher

 

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

 

April 12, 2013 - Honey Colony - Mark Bittman
PESTICIDES:  NOW MORE THAN EVER THE THREAT IS MORE ACUTE THAN EVER http://www.honeycolony.com/article/pesticides-now-more-than-ever/

 

      NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP

                                     (NEEDED FOR GMO CROPS)

                              THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                                             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


 

                                        THE HUNGER GAMES:

HOW UK, USA SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY http://sco.lt/8ked9N



 THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM-BASED FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/7oRwsT

 

 

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?paging=off&current_page=1#bookmark

 

April 24, 2013 EurActive
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

 

 

                                              +++WATCH +++

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

 

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


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

 

                                   FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATH

                              Most Fast Food contains GMOs

         "Food Deserts" and the $500 Billion Corporate Food Monopoly

                                        http://sco.lt/6YRaUr

 


8 WAYS CORPORATIONS ARE POISONING OUR FOOD, WATER AND THE EARTH http://sco.lt/5bh1g9

 

                                                   VIDEO REPORT

                                     March 12, 2013 - NPR MarketPlace

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


 Feb 25, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

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


Future Food, November 18, 2014
-▶  SUSTAINABLE FARMING GOES BACK TO THE FUTURE http://futurefood2050.com/sustainable-farming-goes-back-to-the-future/

 

                                                        VIDEO

                                      HARVESTING JUSTICE

               TRANSFORMING THE FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN IN THE USA

                                          http://sco.lt/668m5x

 



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/

 

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



                                                     WATCH

            THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)

                     The Leader of the Global Biotech Chemical Cartel

                                         http://sco.lt/7wFWFN

 

 

 

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Hannah Dineley's comment, May 1, 2013 10:08 AM
The amount of chemical found in nour bodies when eating the processed 'food' that is cheaply available will shock you. Many young girls are now hitting puberty at ages no one would have thought because the hormones in the milk they drink.
Alicia Milanowski's comment, May 7, 2013 8:37 PM
Wow! Wow! Wow! This is shocking indeed. So informational and so crucial. It is amazing how naive I am when it comes what I am buying and eating. This was truly eyeopening and it truly motivates me to want investigate further!
Kari Rose's comment, May 9, 2013 2:44 PM
This has def changed my mind on alot of the food that we take into our bodies and that we are not aware of.
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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



New Eastern Outlook
ROCKEFELLER'S AGRIBUSINESS REVOLUTION: Why Rockefellers Aim at Destroying Farmers Worldwide? What we are told, those of us whose relation to meat, dairy, fruits and vegetables ends at the supermarket, is that this is a great progress, the liberation of almost 23 million farm workers to get city jobs and live a better life. It isn’t that simple. http://journal-neo.org/2014/12/11/why-rockefellers-aim-at-destroying-farmers-worldwide/



Truthout, December 04, 2014
▶ SEEDS OF THE FUTURE DIMINISHING AS MONO INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE DOMINATES THE WORLD. A third of the world's land area is dedicated to agriculture. Farmers' fields and pastures comprise (after the oceans) the second largest ecosystem on the planet. This vast tract has been largely transformed into sterile monoculture deserts in which all other organisms are suppressed with agrochemicals, and only the cash crop is allowed to thrive. Whether it is soy in the Brazilian Amazon, wheat on the Ukrainian steppes or corn in Iowa, a single high-yield variety typically dominates the landscape for as far as the eye can seehttp://truth-out.org/news/item/27760-seeds-of-the-future


The Conversation, September 11, 2014
 ▶  IN A WARMING WORLD WE CAN'T KEEP DEPENDING ON THE SAME FEW CROPS http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/26404-in-a-warming-world-we-cant-keep-depending-on-the-same-few-crops


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

 

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


BBC News, March 03, 2014

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


The Daily Climate, November 10, 2014
-▶  GLOBAL MEAT DEMAND PLOWS UP BRAZIL'S 'UNDERGROUND FOREST'  http://www.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2014/11/brazil-meat-cerrado-deforestation


                                         PRODUCT OF MEXICO
                         4-part series from The Los Angeles Times
        HARDSHIP ON MEXICO'S FARMS, A BOUNTY FOR U.S. TABLES
http://graphics.latimes.com/product-of-mexico-camps/?track=email|Mexico-Food-2014|||||||ADM-20141214-lnk6


                                                  WATCH 57:50
     "MODERN-DAY SLAVERY:  A PROBLEM WE DON'T WANT TO FACE"
Forced Labor, Supply Chains and Human Trafficking. The most important human rights issue of our time. https://www.linktv.org/programs/full-frame-julia-ormond


DO WE REALLY NEED CORPORATE 'CLIMATE-SMART' AGRICULTURE GREENWASH?  - AGRA  http://sco.lt/7GeSET


                                                     WATCH

             THE MYTH OF THE AFRICAN 'GREEN REVOLUTION'  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1562042292/the-myth-of-the-african-green-revolution-video-vandana-shiva


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


Sustainable Food Trust, July 25, 2014
 ▶  THE CULTURE OF AGRICULTURE http://sustainablefoodtrust.org/articles/wendell-berry/


                                                REPORT  Part 2 of 4
         Environmental Justice and Climate Change, November 08, 2014
                                    Environmental and Food Justice
                                          THE PANACEA OF GMOs
                                 INDIGENOUS RIGHT LIVELIHOODS

                              and CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION
http://ejfood.blogspot.com/2014/11/environmental-justice-and-climate.html


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


                                    INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

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


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


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


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


 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


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 http://www.etcgroup.org/putting_the_cartel_before_the_horse_2013

 

                                               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/


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


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


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

 

 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

 

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


 

                                                SHORT VIDEO:
                 THE SEVEN MYTHS OF INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE

                                           http://sco.lt/8adA9p


 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/


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/


                                                       WATCH
                   A FARM FOR THE FUTURE - NATURE HOLDS THE KEY
                                         BBC Documentary
                       http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/farm-for-the-future/


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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


EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

  -▶ STOP FEEDING THE BEAST AND START FEEDING THE PEOPLEWe 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.. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/25/california-drought-silicon-valley-moment


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

 

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

 

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


 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


 -▶ 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


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


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

 

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

 

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



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


                                          VIDEO INVESTIGATION

FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY: A DISASTER IN THE MAKING  http://sco.lt/5u5Gyn


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

 

                                         SMALL FARMING

                                                      vs

                    MEGA MONOCROP CORPORATE FARMING

                                   


 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


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/


 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/

 

                                              LAND GRABS

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

 

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


 National Geographic, "Future of Food" May 02, 2014
FEED THE WORLD:  FAMILY FARMERS HOLD KEYS TO AGRICULTURE IN A WARMING WORLD. 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

 

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/


                                  OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE

                   SEED PATENT AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD

                         THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY

                                           http://sco.lt/6FiLkv



                            BAN GMOs NOW - SPECIAL REPORT

                                   Institute of Science in Society

                                             http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

▶ 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

 

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

 

  -▶ 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

  

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

 

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


 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

 

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

 

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 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....


                                  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

 

 

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

     WESTERN FOOD, WESTERN DIETS, OBESITY, DIABETES, CANCER

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


                                                     BIG FOOD

                                            Vox, April 23, 2014
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/

 

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


 -▶  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

 

 -▶ 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/


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


  ▶ 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

 

                                                   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


                                                       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

 



 

pdjmoo's insight:

BillMoyers.com, November 21, 2014
'FOOD CHAINS,' A NEW DOCUMENTARY BY 'FOOD, INC."
Food Chains, a new hard-hitting documentary about the battle between Florida farmworkers and the giant supermarket and fast food conglomerates. Farmworkers are among the lowest paid workers in America, averaging about $12,000 per year in wages, and many of them, especially women, have been subjected to human rights abuses in the fields. In its review of the film, The New York Times calls Food Chains an “emphatic and empathetic documentary” that presents farm laborers as modern-day slaves  http://billmoyers.com/2014/11/21/food-chains/


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


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, 8:58 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, 3:39 PM

more reason to pursue urban and vertical farming ...

Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, February 13, 10:12 AM

Good compilation of links to push us into action.

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BIG FOOD: Wall Street has way too much influence over what we eat

BIG FOOD: Wall Street has way too much influence over what we eat | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Vox, April 23, 2014

BIG FOOD: WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT. Michael Pollan explains what studying the food system taught him about capitalism, and more.. http://www.vox.com/2014/4/23/5627992/big-food-michael-pollan-thinks-wall-street-has-way-too-much-influence


BillMoyers.com, November 21, 2014
'FOOD CHAINS,' A NEW DOCUMENTARY BY 'FOOD, INC." Food Chains, a new hard-hitting documentary about the battle between Florida farmworkers and the giant supermarket and fast food conglomerates. Farmworkers are among the lowest paid workers in America, averaging about $12,000 per year in wages, and many of them, especially women, have been subjected to human rights abuses in the fields. In its review of the film, The New York Times calls Food Chains an “emphatic and empathetic documentary” that presents farm laborers as modern-day slaves  http://billmoyers.com/2014/11/21/food-chains/


Washington Post, November 07, 2014
HOW A NATIONAL FOOD POLICY COULD SAVE MILLIONS OF AMERICAN LIVES  http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-a-national-food-policy-could-save-millions-of-american-lives/2014/11/07/89c55e16-637f-11e4-836c-83bc4f26eb67_story.html


FastCoCreate

 ▶ THESE TOP FOOD COMPANIES CONTROL ALMOST EVERYTHING WE EAT: There are more than 38,000 products in the average American supermarket. That means tons of choice, right? In fact, the vast majority of these products are owned by just 10 companies. Those friendly looking Green Giant pees? That's General Mills. And Odwalla juice? That's Coca Cola. This matters, of course, because we deserve to know where our food comes from--and how it's made.  http://www.fastcocreate.com/3032899/see-who-actually-owns-the-food-you-eat-and-how-theyre-behaving


                                             VIDEO REPORT

                                  March 12, 2013 - NPR Marketplace

PROCESSED FOODS MAKE UP 70% OF THE US DIET - WITH ABOUT 5,000 DIFFERENT CHEMICAL ADDITIVES. Author Melanie Warner discusses the complexities of the processed foods that line the shelves at the supermarket... http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/big-book/processed-foods-make-70-percent-us-diet


Activist Post, July 15, 2014
BIG CORPORATIONS HAVE AN OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF POWER OVER OUR FOOD SUPPLY http://www.activistpost.com/2014/07/big-corporations-have-overwhelming.html


Wakeup World, September 04, 2014
SCIENTISTS OFFICIALLY LINK PROCESSED FOODS TO AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE. The modern diet of processed foods, takeaways and microwave meals could be to blame for a sharp increase in autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, alopecia, asthma and eczema.

A team of scientists from Yale University in the U.S and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, in Germany, say junk food diets could be partly to blame. “This study is the first to indicate that excess refined and processed salt may be one of the environmental factors driving the increased incidence of autoimmune diseases”, they said. http://wakeup-world.com/2014/09/04/scientists-officially-link-processed-foods-to-autoimmune-disease/


VIDEO REPORT
PBS Newshour, September 15, 2014
BRINGING HEALTHIER, LOCALLY-SOURCED FOOD TO CALIFORNIA SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAMS

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/california-school-district-rewrites-menu-student-lunches/



May 6, 2013 The Environmental Magazine
▶  FOOD IS THE NEW TOBACCO: TIME TO CONFRONT CORPORATE GIANTS THAT ARE HURTING AMERICANS' HEALTH http://www.emagazine.com/blog/food-is-the-new-tobacco/

 

Feb 26, 2013 - TruthOut
▶  OUR FOOD SYSTEM IS IN CRISIS DUE TO TECHNOLOGY RUN AMOK AND MONOPOLIZING CORPORATIONS http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/14736-our-food-system-is-in-crisis-due-to-technology-run-amock-and-monopolizing-corporations


▶  AMERICANS EAT THE CHEAPEST FOOD IN THE WORLD BUT WHAT IS IT REALLY COSTING US? http://www.treehugger.com/health/americans-eat-the-cheapest-food-in-the-world-but-what-is-it-really-costing-us.html?campaign=daily_nl


Truthdig, March 20, 2014

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


 - ▶ TOO  MUCH POWER IN TOO FEW HANDS : FOOD GIANTS TAKE OVER THE INDUSTRY  http://sco.lt/7d5xkP


Sustainable Food Trust, September 19, 2014
▶ GHOSTS IN THE SUPERMARKET MACHINE. How do supermarkets decide which products make it onto the shelves?  http://sustainablefoodtrust.org/articles/the-ghost-in-the-supermarket-machine/


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


 

                                          OBESITY PLUS

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


TripleCrisis, January 14, 2014
THE DANGER OF TRUSTING CORPORATIONS TO LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINST WORLD HUNGER http://triplecrisis.com/the-danger-of-entrusting-corporations-to-lead-the-fight-against-world-hunger/


-▶ SALT, SUGAR, FAT : HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED US  http://sco.lt/8LqY65


Truthout, August 20, 2014

APOCALYPSE OF THE "HAPPY MEAL" WORSHIPING THE GOLDEN CALF

What we set on our tables, and chow down on at fast-food restaurants, may be contributing more to the acceleration of climate change and human extinction than some of the usual carbon-emitting culprits. Throughout the world, native grasslands, forests and wild species have been burned, butchered and brutalized for cattle ranches. Our farming system of grain-fed livestock consumes resources far out of proportion to the useful dietary yield.  http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25562-apocalypse-of-the-happy-meal-worshipping-the-golden-calf


- ▶ US FOOD MANUFACTURING - SCIENCE BASED OR RECKLESS?  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/07/02/us-food-manufacturing-drugs.aspx


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

 

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


Guardian Sustainable Business, May 01, 2014

10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-blog/10-things-need-to-know-global-food-system

 

                                                     WATCH

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



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

 

                                                   A VIP READ

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


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   ▶  WORLD'S LARGEST FOOD COMPANIES CREATING LEGACY OF DESTRUCTION  http://sco.lt/7lyDg1


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                                                      VIDEO

                              THE SHARE OF YOUR STOMACH

                               Big Food, Science and Marketing

                                          http://sco.lt/69L4oz

 

 ▶  HOW THE BIG FOOD INDUSTRY HAS ENCOURAGED US TO EAT OURSELVES TO DEATH http://sco.lt/5YISkT

 

 

                                                        WATCH

                                     May 6, 2013 Democracy Now
 INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL POLLAN ON RECLAIMING OUR FOOD SYSTEM, MAKE OURSELVES HEALTHY AND GROW DEMOCRACY http://www.democracynow.org/2013/5/6/michael_pollan_on_how_reclaiming_cooking

 

 

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

 

The Des Moines Register, July 11, 2014

 ▶ BIG AG INTERESTS IN SOME STATES SEEK TO MAKING CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FARMING A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT. Powerful big 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/

 

                                          Vox, June 09, 2014

                    40 MAPS THAT EXPLAIN FOOD IN AMERICA

                     http://www.vox.com/a/explain-food-america

 

Mother Jones, May 07, 2014

-▶ OUR ALARMING FOOD FUTURE, EXPLAINED IN 7 CHARTS http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/05/6-alarming-facts-food-and-global-warming

 

 NRDC Switchboard, April 10, 2014

FED UP WITH OUR DYSFUNCTIONAL FOOD SYSTEM  http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/plehner/fed_up_with_our_dysfunctional.html


                                                       WATCH
THE VIDEO THAT COCA-COLA AND McDONALD'S HOPE YOU NEVER SEE http://www.upworthy.com/watch-the-video-that-coca-cola-and-mcdonalds-hope-you-never-see?c=tkp1

 

Oliver De Schutter,

U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right To Food, May 19, 2014

UNHEALTHY DIETS GREATER THREAT TO HEALTH THAN TOBACCO:  UN EXPERT CALLS FOR GLOBAL REGULATION

http://www.srfood.org/en/unhealthy-diets-greater-threat-to-health-than-tobacco-un-expert-calls-for-global-regulation

 

                                               WHITEWASHED

HOW INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT PROMOTE DAIRY JUNK FOODS

                                                NEW REPORT

              FROM "EAT DRINK POLITICS" Michele Simon JD MPH

              http://www.eatdrinkpolitics.com/ @MicheleRSimon

 

     The United States is in the midst of a public health epidemic due to poor diet. While much of the focus has been on obvious culprits such as sugary soft drinks and fast food, dairy foods often get a pass. The dairy industry, propped up by government, has convinced us of the health benefits of milk and other dairy products. But the context of how people consume dairy matters. My new report, Whitewashed: How Industry and Government Promote Dairy Junk Foods, shines a light on the shifting patterns of consumption away from plain milk toward dairy products laden with sugar, fat, and salt. http://ecowatch.com/2014/06/11/dairy-industry-government-promote-junk-foods/

 

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


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

 

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

 

                                                       WATCH

                          Michael Pollan: "DON'T MISS THIS VIDEO

                                         DANGERS OF DICAMBA

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

 

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

 

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

 

Philadelphia Inquirer, May 25, 2014

17 GROUPS OF CHEMICALS TO AVOID IF YOUR WORRIED ABOUT BREAST CANCER http://www.philly.com/philly/health/20140525_GreenSpace__Study_backs_lower_chemical_exposure.html

 

 

            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

 

 

THE SCIENCE OF MARKETING FOOD ADDICTION TO KIDS http://sco.lt/8oqaEj

 

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

 

 Guardian Environment, May 22, 2014
THE FOOD SYSTEM WE CHOOSE AFFECTS BIODIVERSITY:  DO WE WANT MONOCULTURES? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-system-monocultures-gm-un-diversity-day

 

 Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

 Mongabay, June 06, 2014
-▶ NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html



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OUR CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FARMING

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                                       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

 

                                            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

 

 

Scientific American, May 12, 2014
▶  DRUGS, CHEMICALS SEEP DEEP INTO SOIL FROM SEWAGE SLUDGE FERTILIZER, ABSORBED BY OUR FOOD The researchers looked for 57 “emerging” contaminants that are increasingly showing up in the environment. Ten were detected in the soil at depths between 7 and 50 inches 18 months after the treated sludge was applied. None was in the field’s soil beforehand. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/drugs-chemicals-seep-deep-into-soil-from-sewage-sludge/

 

 

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


  Organic Lifestyle Magazine, July 08, 2014
- ▶ FACTORY FARMED CHICKENS:  THE HIDDEN COST OF CHEAP CHICKEN http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/factory-farmed-chickens-the-hidden-cost-of-cheap-chicken/

 

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



The Express Tribune, September 05, 2014

- ▶ CORPORATE FARMING EATING UP SMALL POULTRY FARMS.
Rawalpindi, Pakistan: Corporate farms are gradually swallowing small poultry farms as more than 50% of small businesses have packed up following failure to sustain pressure and compete with rapidly growing state-of-the-art poultry sheds over the last six years.
 http://tribune.com.pk/story/757942/corporate-farming-eating-up-small-poultry-farms/

 

 Care2, May 21, 2014
▶  BILLIONS OF FOOD ANIMALS KILLED EVERY YEAR END UP IN THE TRASH http://www.care2.com/causes/billions-of-animals-killed-every-year-end-up-dumped-in-the-trash.html

 

 ▶ 65 BILLION ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS:  DRUGS, GMO FEED AND AG-GAG LAWS TO IMPACT BEYOND USA http://sco.lt/6jKf2H


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

 

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

 

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


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

 

                                           BAN GMOs NOW -

                   A Special Institute of Science in Society Report

                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

Environmental Leader, June 25, 2014
CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL TO SERVE MORE THAN 20 MILLION POUNDS OF LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCE. GOES GMO FREE http://www.environmentalleader.com/2014/06/25/chipotle-to-serve-more-than-20m-pounds-locally-grown-produce/

 

 Common Dreams, April 29, 2014

FOOD DEFENDERS PROTEST CORPORATE AND BIG AG TAKEOVER OF 'ORGANIC' FOOD STANDARDS (IF THEY CAN'T OWN IT, THEY'LL KILL IT) http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/29-2

 

THE  WAR AGAINST ORGANICS:  WHAT'S AN 'ORGANIC' LABEL REALLY WORTH? http://sco.lt/6Qny1R


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

 

 

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

 

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

 

The New Yorker, May 12, 2014

- ▶ THE END OF FOOD:  COULD "SOYLENT" - FOOD IN A BOTTLE - REPLACE THE FOOD CRISIS?  http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/05/12/140512fa_fact_widdicombe?currentPage=all

 

SmartPlanet, May 29, 2014
- ▶ WHY YOU SHOULD BE SKEPTICAL OF SOYLENT, THE FOOD REPLACEMENT PRODUCT http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/soylent-the-food-replacement-product-could-have-an-unhealthy-downside/

 

 ▶ INVITRO BURGERS ANYONE? INSIDE THE COMING MEAT LAB:  THE FUTURE OF FOOD http://sco.lt/6EY7hR

 

National Geographic, "Future of Food" May 02, 2014
FEED THE WORLD:  FAMILY FARMERS HOLD KEYS TO AGRICULTURE IN A WARMING WORLD. Faced with global warming and a population that will swell to nine billion by 2050, a growing number of experts say that the way to feed the masses as climate change makes growing our food more difficult is to focus on family farmers, who often can barely feed themselves. ... 

   When policymakers in the developed world talk about feeding billions of extra mouths in the decades to come, it's multinational agribusinesses—which operate industrial-size farms—that usually get most of the attention.

   But in the long run, it's small-scale farmers in the developing world, using low-tech but sustainable agricultural techniques, who may be best poised to lead the way in adapting to a warmer world and ensuring the security of the global food supply. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/05/140502-climate-change-agriculture-family-farm-science/

 

GRAIN, May 28, 214
 ▶  HUNGRY FOR LAND:  SMALL FARMERS FEED THE WORLD FOR LESS THAN A QUARTER OF ALL FARMLAND AS CORPORATIONS ACCELERATE LAND GRABS http://www.grain.org/article/entries/492

 

Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa, July 19, 2014
 ▶  TOWARDS FOOD SOVEREIGNTY TO FEED AFRICA:  NURTURE THE ENVIRONMENT AND PUT FARMER AT THE CENTER http://afsafrica.org/towards-food-sovereignty-to-feed-africa-nurture-the-environment-and-put-farmers-at-the-center/


HuffingtonPost Politics, August 02, 2014

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

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


 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, MARCH 01, 2013
- ▶  NEW REPORT: GOVERNMENTS MUST PROTECT LAND, FOOD SYSTEMS AS TRADE LIBERALIZATION ACCELERATE LAND GRABBING  http://www.iatp.org/blog/201303/new-report-governments-must-protect-land-food-systems-as-trade-liberalization-accelerate

 

 

                                                     WATCH 

                                  "LAND RUSH - WHY POVERTY?: 

THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD

                                          http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

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

 

  - ETC Group

 ▶ CORPORATE POWER AND THE FINAL FRONTIER IN THE COMMODIFICATION OF LIFE - WE WERE WARNED...IN 2008.

Three decades ago, humanity had a problem; science had a fascination; and industry had an opportunity. Our problem was injustice. The ranks of the hungry were expanding while the ranks of farmers were thinning. Meanwhile, science was fascinated by biotechnology – the idea that we could genetically engineer crops and livestock (and people) with traits that could overcome all our problems. Agribusiness saw an opportunity to extract the enormous surplus value that was laced throughout the food chain. The hugely decentralized food system held pockets of profit just crying out to be centralized.  All the biotechnology industry had to do is chase away the competition and coerce governments into surrendering control. ....http://www.etcgroup.org/content/who-owns-nature

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT...AND PEACE http://sco.lt/7G59pB

 

 

                                   FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:

   MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                                http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ

 

Pambazuka -Voices for Freedom and Justice in Africa

HOW COMPANIES FRAME ISSUES OF FOOD AND GLOBAL HUNGER FOR THEIR OWN SELF-INTEREST AND BOTTOMLINE PROFITS

There is a new, but deceptive, foreign drive to end hunger in Africa through large-scale agribusiness. Yet helping poor households in rural Africa feed themselves in an affordable manner means introducing low-cost, sustainable enhancements to farming.

History is riddled with examples of the poor dying of hunger when food was plentiful. Classic amongst these is the famine which wracked the West African Sahel during the early 1970s. While people were dying of hunger in Senegal, Mali and Niger, peanuts — a key sauce ingredient and source of protein across the region — were being exported to Europe....

...The rise of philanthrocapitalism in the US, where former and current business leaders, through the strength of their foundations, have increasingly come to influence the shape and direction of US international development programmes. Central to the philanthrocapitalist worldview is a belief that private enterprise is the fundamental agent of progressive change and that business acumen trumps other forms of expertise... http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/85291

 

The Ecologist, June 2, 2014

 -▶ THE BIG TEN FOOD COMPANIES MUST JOIN THE CLIMATE FIGHTIn the fight for zero hunger in a safer climate, the silence of the food and beverage industry is not a virtue. They must cut their huge carbon emissions, campaign to protect global climate, and rethink their entire mission to encompass health and well being. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2445685

 

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

               ONE ENVIRONMENT, ONE HUMANITY, ONE PLANET http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

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October 10, 2012 Mother Jones, Tom Philpott

- ▶ HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD"

 A blistering new Oxfam report debunks the theory that export crops are the best use of land in the developing world.

This idea dominates the marketing material of giant agrichemical firms like Monsanto. "In order to feed the world's growing population, farmers must produce more food in the next fifty years than they have in the past 10,000 years combined"...

The globe's farms are already producing enough food to feed 12 billion people—twice the current population and a third again more than the peak of 9 billion expected to be reached in 2050. Yet at least 925 million people lack access to enough to eat. What causes hunger isn't insufficient crop yields but rather people's economic relationships to food: whether they have access to land to grow it, or sufficient income to buy it. http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/10/want-feed-world-first-stop-land-grabs




Biosafety Information Centre, December 01, 2014
NEW REPORT: CHANGING COURSE TO FEED THE WORLD IN 2050, The theme for this year's World Food Prize was: “The Greatest Challenge in Human History: Can We Sustainably Feed the 9 Billion People on our Planet by the Year 2050?” A report by ActionAid USA states that feeding the world is possible only if we change course, moving away from the current destructive model of industrial agriculture which has been fueled by the gross misconception that hunger is due to inadequate food production rather than the real cause: inequitable access to food and food-producing resources.
http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1120

ORIGINAL PDF REPORT. "Rising to the Challenge: Changing Course to Feed the World in 2050" based on a review of recent economic modeling studies by researchers at Tufts University’s Global Development and Environment Institute, finds that calls to double food production by 2050 to feed an estimated population of 9 billion are based on flawed forecasts and misleading characterizations of recent research. http://www.actionaidusa.org/sites/files/actionaid/aa_challenge_6.pdf


                                                       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


CULTIVATING SANITY : BANGLADESH FARMERS TURN BACK THE CLOCK TO COMBAT CLIMATE STRESSED CROPS - Cultivation of the old varieties is expanding in part because they need almost no chemical fertiliser or pesticides - which makes them cheaper and easier to grow - and because their yields are good in tough conditions.  http://www.trust.org/item/20141126125124-0i6go


Newsweek, December 13, 2014
SOLVING HUNGER IN ETHIOPIA BY TURNING TO NATIVE CROPS http://www.newsweek.com/solving-hunger-ethiopia-turning-native-crops-291558



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



Common Dreams, September 29, 2014
THE FALLACY OF 'FEEDING THE WORLD' http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/29/fallacy-feeding-world


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



Humanosphere, October 23, 2014
▶  UNITED STATES WASTES BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO SHIP FOOD AID. The United States spent more money to ship, handle and store food aid than on the actual food. A total of $17.9 billion was spent on food aid between 2003 and 2012 by the United States. Of that total, $9.2 billion was spent on just getting the food to the people in need. A comprehensive investigation by USA Today and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism confirms what has long been said about U.S. food aid — it is inefficient and in need of reform.  http://www.humanosphere.org/world-politics/2014/10/united-states-wastes-billions-dollars-ship-food-aid/


▶  FULL REPORT:  HUNGER PAINS http://foodaid.nationalsecurityzone.org/



Buddhist Global Relief, July 12, 2013
- ▶ MORE FOOD OR NEW COLONIALISM FOR AFRICA http://buddhistglobalrelief.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/more-food-or-new-colonialism-for-africa/

 

 Stephanie McMillan -

- ▶ CONQUERED EVERYTHING - CAPITALIST FOOD PRODUCTION: A LEADING CAUSE OF HUNGER, ILLNESS, ECOCIDE, EXPLOITATION AND IMPERIALIST DOMINATION http://stephaniemcmillan.org/2012/10/26/conquered-everything/


Grist, October 20, 2014
▶  INSTEAD OF TRYING TO FEED THE WORLD, WE SHOULD BE ENDING POVERTY http://grist.org/food/instead-of-trying-to-feed-the-world-we-should-be-ending-poverty/


New York Times, November 11, 2014
▶  DON'T ASK HOW TO FEED THE 9 BILLION: The solution to malnourishment isn’t to produce more food. The solution is to eliminate poverty http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/12/opinion/dont-ask-how-to-feed-the-9-billion.html?_r=0


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


                                                VIDEO (5:45)

                                  GENETICIST, DAVID SUZUKI

              SAYS HUMANS ARE PART OF A MASSIVE EXPERIMENT

                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mBF1OOPdTo#t=90


THIS GRAND EXPERIMENT ON HUMAN BEINGS HAS TO STOP: Bill Gates Funds Risky, Untested, Unregulated Vitamin Fortified GMO Crops. http://sco.lt/5uWAW9


Humanosphere, October 13, 2014
CRITICS SAY GATES FOUNDATION' AGRICULTURE PROGRAM WON'T HELP POOR FARMERS http://www.humanosphere.org/social-business/2014/10/critics-say-gates-foundations-agriculture-program-wont-help-poor-farmers/


                                  GRAIN, November 04, 2014
                                          FULL REPORT
HOW DOES THE GATES FOUNDATION SPEND ITS MONEY TO "FEED THE WORLD" http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5064-how-does-the-gates-foundation-spend-its-money-to-feed-the-world



African Centre for Biosafety, November 18, 2013
- ▶ A CRITICAL LOOK AT THE ALLIANCE FOR A GREEN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA (AGRA) - 2013 REPORT GIVING WITH ONE HAND, TAKING WITH TWO http://www.acbio.org.za/


La Via Campesina, September 23, 2014

▶ UNMASKING BIG CORPORATE  "CLIMATE SMART" AGRICULTURE http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/actions-and-events-mainmenu-26/1670-un-masking-climate-smart-agriculture


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                                             THE HUNGER GAMES -

HOW UK, USA SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY IN AFRICA  http://sco.lt/5wKm1Z


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

 


 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

 

 Guardian Development, March 10, 2014
A 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


            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

 

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

March 10, 2014
-▶ DEMOCRACY AND DIVERSITY CAN MEND BROKEN FOOD SYSTEMS http://www.srfood.org/en/democracy-and-diversity-can-mend-broken-food-systems-final-diagnosis-from-un-right-to-food-expert

-▶ FULL FINAL REPORT http://www.srfood.org/images/stories/pdf/officialreports/20140310_finalreport_en.pdf



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

 

May 21, 2013 Jeffrey Hollender

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


                                                    VIDEO

                                "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY?"

                                            http://sco.lt/4qDiJl


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                          FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:

MEETING THE OBJECTIVE...OR FEEDING THE BIG AG BIOTECH CHEMICAL CARTEL GRAVY TRAIN? http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ


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

 

 ▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH, OUR CULTURES AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/7JZlyb


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


 

                                            BAN GMOs NOW

                A Special Report: Institute of Science in Society

                                        http://sco.lt/510SOX

Climate & Capitalism, January 13, 2014
GMOs AND THE FABLES OF INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE

http://climateandcapitalism.com/2014/01/13/gmos-fables-industrial-agriculture/


- ▶ OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET:  ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED, EXCEPT THE TOXIC CORN http://sco.lt/9Lh4iX


March-April 2012 Watershed Sentinel
- ▶ CORN ON THE BORDER - NAFTA & DRASTIC FOOD CHANGES IN MEXICO http://www.watershedsentinel.ca/content/corn-border-line-how-nafta-changed-food-security-mexico


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



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

 


  - ▶ CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/99tRI1

 

                                                  WATCH

                               PBSNewshour Video Report

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


 

- ▶ United Nations

: THE ERA OF EVER-LASTING PRODUCTION BASED ON MAXIMIZING PROFITS HAS REACHED ITS LIMITS http://sco.lt/6C3RoH

 

                                                  WATCH

                           LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY?"

THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD

                                      http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

                                                      VIDEO

HARVESTING JUSTICE: TRANSFORMING THE FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN IN THE USA http://www.otherworldsarepossible.org/

                                 

 

 UN REPORT (PDF) Co-Authored by Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food.

- ▶ "A NEW DIALOGUE PUTTING PEOPLE AT THE HEART OF GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT" http://www.irishaid.ie/media/irishaid/allwebsitemedia/30whatwedo/HNCJ-conference-papers_final_small.pdf

 

December 20, 2012 Transnational Institute - Agrarian Justice
Olivier de Schutter: UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR

- ▶ WHAT IS AGROECOLOGICAL FARMING AND WHY SHOULD IT BE SCALED UP? http://www.tni.org/multimedia/olivier-de-schutter-what-agroecological-farming-and-why-should-it-be-upscaled


 

- ▶ STARVED OF DEMOCRACY AND THE FIGHT AGAINST CORPORATE 'FOODOPOLY' http://sco.lt/8dmTQ1

 

 April 15, 2013 Dublin Conference on Hunger, Nuitrition, Climate Justice
- ▶ RISKS, RIGHTS, KNOWLEDGE AND EMPOWERMENT: CONNECTING THE DOTS http://ccafs.cgiar.org/blog/risks-rights-knowledge-and-empowerment-connecting-dots

 

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

 

                                                 VIDEO

                                              TED TALK
                     WHY LOCAL FOOD IS SAVING THE WORLD http://organicconnectmag.com/why-local-food-is-saving-the-world/#.UhXL_Lzc-RS

 

 

- ▶ FORESTS, INDIGENOUS AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/92n6KP

 

- ▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/6rqPLN


 

                                          IMPORTANT READ: ....

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

 

 

                                                      WATCH

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

 

 

- ▶ PLACING PROFITS ABOVE WELL BEING : CHALLENGING THE DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF AGRO-CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/blog/anna-lappe-activist-food-campaign

 

                                                        WATCH

 - ▶ A SYSTEM BASED ON PROFIT IS UNSUSTAINABLE: VANDANA SHIVA

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1614565249/a-system-based-on-profits-is-unsustainable-vandana-shiva

 

                           MONSANTO:   A CORPORATE PROFILE

                                      http://sco.lt/5TGVDl

 

 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

 

- ▶ 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

 

May 2013 National Geographic

- ▶ THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL, CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/7oRwsT

 

 

 

- ▶ FOOD FOREST CAN MITIGATE RISK OF "FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER  http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

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

 

 

- ▶ FIVE HOLISTIC FARMING METHODS AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO LARGE INDUSTRIAL MONOCROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8pPAX3

 

January 18, 2011 YES Magazine

- ▶ FOOD FOR A ROOTED FUTURE: RICE FARMERS IN THE PHILIPPINES GO CHEMICAL FREE, COMMUNITY STRONG

http://www.yesmagazine.org/blogs/john-cavanagh-and-robin-broad/food-for-a-rooted-future


                           ▶  SWEET-TALKING THE PUBLIC: 

    THE COVERT WAR BETWEEN CORN AND SUGAR INDUSTRIES:

                               HOW TO MARKETING ADDICTION

                                       http://sco.lt/5iliLp

 

- ▶ FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATH  : "Food Deserts" and the Corporate Food Monopoly http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3599063380/fast-food-slow-death-food-deserts-and-the-corporate-food-monopoly





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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, December 28, 2013 3:38 PM

Feeding the world requires a flow with Mother Nature, not Man giving a damn and creating GMO food.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, December 28, 2013 3:48 PM

Will intuitive reasoning prevail before we make the eart so toxic that no one will survive? Will we be able to do it in time?

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 April 29, 2013 RSN Gidot

- ▶ HOW YOU BECAME A GUINEA PIG FOR THE CHEMICAL CORPORATIONS

'A hidden epidemic is poisoning America. The toxins are in the air we breathe and the water we drink, in the walls of our homes and the furniture within them. We can't escape it in our cars. It's in cities and suburbs. It afflicts rich and poor, young and old. And there's a reason why you've never read about it in the newspaper or seen a report on the nightly news: it has no name - and no antidote.... http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/271-38/17182-focus-how-you-became-a-guinea-pig-for-the-chemical-corporations


Truthout, November 30, 2014
- ▶OUR DAILY POISON:  HOW CHEMICALS HAVE CONTAMINATED THE FOOD CHAIN AND ARE MAKING US SICK http://www.truth-out.org/progressivepicks/item/27667-our-daily-poison-how-chemicals-have-contaminated-the-food-chain


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                                        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/


Michigan Radio, November 11, 2014
- ▶ 40 YEARS ON: RESEARCHERS CONTINUE TO STUDY MULTI-GENERATION IMPACTS OF ENDROCINE DISRUPTING CHEMICALS IN FOOD CHAIN  "We are seeing health effects, particularly reproductive health effects like the miscarriages. And we know from animal studies that in fact, some of these endocrine disrupting chemicals can affect multiple generations, up to four and five generations down the line."  http://michiganradio.org/post/40-years-after-toxic-mix-researchers-continue-study-michiganders-poisoned-pbb



 Huffington Post, March 7, 2013

- ▶ 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


 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 AND PESTICIDES: BREAST CANCER, PARKINSON'S DISEASE, CANCER http://www.breastcancer.org/risk/factors/food_chem


  - ▶ 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


                                                       VIDEO

                                        Ecowatch, October 31, 2013
▶  'THE HUMAN EXPERIMENT' REVEALS THE TOLL OF TOXIC CHEMICALS IN OUR FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT http://ecowatch.com/2013/10/31/sean-penns-human-experiment-toll-toxic-chemicals/


28 March 2013 USA Today

- ▶ 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/


▶ Guardian Sustainable Business, September 16, 2014

WHY BANNING DANGEROUS CHEMICALS IN OUR FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT IS NOT ENOUGH. The growth in chemical production in the past 40 years has been nothing short of explosive, with global output of $171bn in 1970 (pdf) burgeoning to more than $4tn in 2010 (an increase of more than 2,000%). By 2050, the market is expected to expand further to more than $14tn (an increase of more than 250% from 2010), with the BRICS countries dominating and accounting for more than $6tn together ($4tn for China alone).  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/sep/16/banning-dangerous-chemicals-business


Institute of Science in Society, September 17, 2014

  - ▶ HOW ROUNDUP POISONED MY NATURE RESERVE.  GLYPHOSATE EVERYWHERE... IN YOUR FOOD, IN OUR WATER, IN OUR SOIL

Glyphosate’s suppression of Cytochrome P450 enzymes and amino acid biosynthesis by beneficial gut microbes has led to a variety of human diseases that globally reach epidemic proportions in populations on a Western diet, including gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease [5].

Glyphosate and other pesticide residues had been contaminating our staple foods since before 2002, according to UK Defra (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF) [6] and neither had our friends in Wales and in Denmark. Following the recommendations by Monsanto, farmers had been using glyphosate as herbicide throughout the crop growth cycle; and at the end they were also desiccating (drying) or ripening crops with glyphosate sprayed about 7-10 days before harvest [7]. So, some of us in Europe are receiving glyphosate residues in all our non-organic staple foods, such as bread, cereals, potatoes, pasta, pulses, rice, sugar, beer, whisky, etc.[6] and many foods from the US made from corn or soya (mostly GM). http://www.i-sis.org.uk/How_Roundup_Poisoned_My_Nature_Reserve.php


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


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


Trailer

- ▶ "UNACCEPTABLE LEVELS" - A "MUST SEE" FILM ABOUT CHEMICALS IN OUR BODIES...AND HOW THEY GOT THERE http://www.unacceptablelevels.com/


 ▶  ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE PLANTS?  http://sco.lt/7wAJ7J


  - ▶ PROCESSED FOODS MAKE UP 70 PERCENT OF THE US DIET- WITH ABOUT 5,000 DIFFERENT CHEMICAL ADDITIVES http://sco.lt/7FPtxZ

 

Al Jazeera America, June 27, 2014

WHY 28 YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE THE EPA'S LAST CHEMICAL RISK REVIEWTens 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


 SustainAbility, December 24, 2013
- ▶ TOXIC TIME BOMB - NEONICOTINOIDS, CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT http://www.sustainability.com/blog/ten-trends-from-2013-toxics-timebomb#.Urns-vZQ1K4


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

 

- ▶ 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

 

- ▶ CANCER, OBESITY AND DIABETES NOW A GLOBAL EPIDEMIC http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=OBESITY

 

April 29, 2013 Reuters
- ▶ 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


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

 

Washington Post, April 07, 2014
 ▶ ARE SECRET, DANGEROUS INGREDIENTS IN YOUR FOOD? THE "LEGAL LOOPHOLE" http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2014/04/07/are-secret-possibly-dangerous-ingredients-in-your-food/

 

GOTTA SEE THIS MAP:  IS YOUR KID'S SCHOOL LOCATED NEAR A CHEMICAL FACILITY? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/16/texas-chemical-explosion-_n_5161669.html


Inhabitat, May 24, 2014
▶  STUDY FINDS 102 COMMON CHEMICALS ARE LINKED TO BREAST CANCER http://www.inhabitots.com/study-finds-102-common-chemicals-are-linked-to-breast-cancer/

 

Philadelphia Inquirer, May 25, 2014
▶  17 GROUPS OF CHEMICALS TO AVOID IF YOUR WORRIED ABOUT BREAST CANCER http://www.philly.com/philly/health/20140525_GreenSpace__Study_backs_lower_chemical_exposure.html


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



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

 


                           THE MALE INFERTILITY TIME BOMB:

                                 MEN'S SPERM COUNT FALLING

               CHEMICALS/PESTICIDES IN FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT

                                            http://sco.lt/5d4xvt


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

 

 

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

 

 

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


 

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, November 6, 2013
- ▶ REPORT: FEMININE CARE PRODUCTS AWASH IN HARMFUL CHEMICALS http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/11/06-7

 

April 30, 2013 Environmental Health News

- ▶ CHEMICALS IN DEODORANTS, LOTIONS AND CONDITIONERS SHOWING UP IN CHICAGO AIR - SCIENTISTS ALARMED

http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/siloxanes-in-the-air


  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

 

                                               ----WATCH---

                                March 13, 2013 | PBS Newshour
                                               Video Report:

                    THE ENDLESS IMPACT OF CORPORATE POLLUTION

             CANCER IN AMERICANS, DANGER IN THE DRINKING WATER

                                   Erin Brockovitch speaks out

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/science/jan-june13/taintedwater_03-13.html

 


                                     INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

                              Beyond Pesticides, October 22, 2013

SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION

                                              http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

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

 

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

 

 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

 

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

 

                                                       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

 

 - ▶ PESTICIDE LOBBY SPENDS MILLIONS TO DEFEND CHEMICALS TIED TO ENVIRONMENTAL ECOCIDE AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/8nhcs


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


 

                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

 

- ▶ PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS NOW SO WIDESPREAD IN ENVIRONMENT DISRUPTING BRAIN FUNCTION IN BEES AND HUMANS http://sco.lt/7PcIeP

 

 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

 

 Environment Health News, March 17, 2014
 ▶ POLLUTION WITHIN:  PORTRAITS OF GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2014/mar/essick-photo-essay

 

April 29, 2013 Mother Jones

- ▶ THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IS THE BIG TOBACCO OF THE 21st CENTURY  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/04/lead-household-toxins-home?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed:+motherjones/main+%28MotherJones.com+Main+Article+Feed%29


 The Nation, March 11, 2014
 ▶ THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY vs CONSUMERS:  NOT A FAIR FIGHT. By pouring money into politics, pesticide companies have beat back attempts to protect the public. http://www.thenation.com/article/178802/pesticide-industry-vs-consumers-not-fair-fight#

 

February 8, 2012 Food Integrity Campaign

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

 

 

Smithsonian Magazine, December 13, 2013
- ▶ THE TOXINS THAT AFFECTED YOUR GREAT-GRANDPARENTS COULD BE IN YOUR GENES http://www.smithsonianmag.com/ideas-innovations/The-Toxins-That-Affected-Your-Great-Grandparents-Could-Be-In-Your-Genes-231152741.html#Skinner-ingenuity-birds-main-473.jpg

 

September 11, 2013 Care 2
- ▶ 10 REASONS WE NEED STRONGER LAWS ABOUT TOXIC CHEMICALS http://www.care2.com/causes/10-reasons-we-need-stronger-laws-about-toxic-chemicals.html

 

 

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


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

- ▶ ARE WE EATING STRESS? - INDUSTRIAL FOOD PRODUCTION PUTS EXTREME STRESS ON PLANTS AND ANIMALS WE EAT http://sco.lt/5aqLTd


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

 

August 1, 2013 Huffington Post Green
▶  THE KILLING FIELDS: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE, DEAD ZONE AND GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-kucinich/the-killing-fields-indust_b_3678515.html

 

 

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

 

 

September 6, 2013 Huffington Post Green
- ▶ EPA QUIETLY WITHDRAWS TWO KEY PROPOSED CHEMICAL SAFETY RULES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/06/epa-chemical-

 

                                                      WATCH

- ▶ 5 SHOCKING CHEMICAL INDUSTRY SECRETS - The "Unacceptable Levels" documentary uncovers some dangerous facts about your daily routine http://www.rodalenews.com/unacceptable-levels-documentary

 

 August 12, 2013 Environmental Leader
- ▶ TOXIC 100 NAMES TOP U.S. CORPORATE AIR POLLUTERS http://www.environmentalleader.com/2013/08/23/toxic-100-names-top-corporate-air-polluters/

 

 

                                                    WATCH ---

                       May 13, 2013 Moyers and Company - Full Show:
                                              VIDEO REPORT

                   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/

 

 

  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

 

 

- ▶ 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

 

 

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

 

- ▶ LEAD POISONING IN OUR KIDS  The Silent Epidemic That Doesn't Discriminate: Lead Poisoning And The Middle Class  http://ow.ly/j1bsL


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

 

 

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February 20, 2012 - The Center for Media and Democracy's PR Watch:

- ▶ SYNGENTA PAID THIRD PARTY PUNDITS TO SPIN THE NEWS ON ENDROCINE DISRUPTOR "ATRAZINE" http://sco.lt/5WHGhF

 

March 3, 2013 -

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

 

May 11, 2013 UNEP
- ▶ UN CONFERENCE TAKES HISTORIC STRIDES TO STRENGTHEN CHEMICAL SAFETY GLOBALLY
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said that in many countries intensive crop production has depleted agriculture's natural resource base, jeopardizing future productivity. "To fight hunger and eradicate poverty, we will need to find more sustainable ways to produce 60 percent more food by 2050," he said. However, he recognized that chemical pesticides would continue to be part of farming in many parts of the world in future. ... http://www.unep.org/newscentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2716&ArticleID=9501&l=en


IF THEY'RE KILLING OUR BIODIVERSITY, WHAT'S IT DOING TO YOU? -

 

- ▶ GMO AND INDUSTRIAL CORPORATE FARMING REQUIRE TONS AND TONS OF PESTICIDES AND CHEMICALS SPRAYED ON BOTH OUR FOOD CROPS AND ECOSYSTEMS

 

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

 

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

 

- ▶ WHAT ARE WE EATING?  http://sco.lt/7RN917

 

 

                                                - ▶ WATCH -

                                       Video Report, PBS Newhour

                      TOXIC CHEMICALS IN YOUR DRINKING WATER

              http://www.pbs.org/newshour/multimedia/epa-corporate/

 

 

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

 

 - ▶ HOW PLASTIC BPA TOXINS ARE ENTERING YOUR SEAFOOD:  Billions of Pounds of Plastic in Our Oceans: Impact on Sea Life, Your Seafood and Your Health http://sco.lt/768Gsz


 

 

CHEMICALS ARE FLOODING OUR ENVIRONMENT, RIVERS AND DRINKING WATER THROUGH FOSSIL FUELS AND BIG OIL USEAGE

 

 - ▶ CHEMICAL, PESTICIDE, PHARMACEUTICAL, ANTIBIOTIC POLLUTION IN OUR RIVERS AND DRINKING WATER  http://sco.lt/7rpdbN


- ▶ ENDING DRUG MONOPOLIES, MEGA PROFITS AND STRANGLEHOLD ON PATENTS - PEOPLE ARE DYING http://sco.lt/7nnyL3

 

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


 

SILENCING THE SCIENTIST

TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA - ALTRAZINE

                                              http://sco.lt/8VIcAz

 

 

                                                - ▶ WATCH - ▶                         

              THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)

                        THE LEADER OF THE CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL

                                             http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

 

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

 

 

                                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

        THE NEXT "ROUNDUP" GENERATION: DANGERS OF "DICAMBA"

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


 

  - ▶ BENBROOK STUDY ON GM CROP AND PESTICIDES  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2664441577/benbrook-study-on-gm-crops-and-pesticides

 

July 12, 2007 About My Planet

- ▶ THOUSANDS OF CHEMICALS RE-SCREENED FOR SAFETY http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/science-technology/thousands-chemicals/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Aboutmyplanetcom+%28aboutMyPlanet.com%29

 

May-June 2013 Mother Living Earth
- ▶ KEEP YOUR HOME BUG FREE - PREVENTIVE PEST CONTROL http://www.motherearthliving.com/healthy-home/natural-cleaning/preventive-pest-control-zmhz13mjzmel.aspx

 

- ▶ GREAT RESOURCE FOR AVOIDING CHEMICALS :  LIVING CLOSER TO NATURAL Mother Living Earth http://www.motherearthliving.com/

@mthrearthliving

 

FOLLOW:

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

 

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 - ▶ INSECTICIDE AND BEES: YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED  · Sense about Science http://www.senseaboutscience.org/pages/insecticides-and-honeybees-your-questions-answered.html

 

- ▶ HOW DO NEONICOTINOIDS WORK? http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/how-do-neonicotinoids-work.html

 

 

                                                  --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki 

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

        "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?"  http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

May 3, 2013

- ▶ ORGANIC AGRICULTURE COULD BE RAVAGED BY CHEMTRAILS - MONSANTO SEIZED THE OPPORTUNITY, PROFITS AND DOMINATES SEED PATENT MARKET http://steveblankjrcpt.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/organic-agriculture-ravaged-by-chemtrails-monsanto-seizes-the-opportunity-profits-and-dominates/

 

                                 WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                               The Water Crisis

                                             http://sco.lt/53HMPJ

 

-▶ UNBELIEVABLE, UNACCEPTABLE, OUTRAGEOUS:  PUBLIC OFFICIALS DON'T KNOW POTENTIAL RISKS OF WEST VIRGINIA MASSIVE CHEMICAL SPILL http://sco.lt/5RrPaT

 

 

 

 

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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



GRAIN, October 23, 2014
▶ HARVEST OF HARDSHIP:  YALA SWAMP LAND GRAB DESTROYS KENYAN FARMERS' LIVELIHOOD. Dominion Farms arrived in Kenya's Yala Swamp basin in 2004 with big promises. The company claimed it would turn a defunct state demonstration farm into a modern rice plantation, provide locals with good jobs, and build hospitals and schools. The American owner of the company, Calvin Burgess, presented himself as a 'man of God', on a mission to bring US-style progress to Africa. The locals, sold on this grand vision, decided – with some hesitation and dissent – to allow Dominion to farm on 3,700 ha of their lands... http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5061-harvest-of-hardship-yala-swamp-land-grab-destroys-kenyan-farmers-livelihoods


HuffPost Politics, November 28, 2014
 ▶  OBAMA'S PLAN TO 'POWER AFRICA' GETS OFF TO A DIM START. As with many African aid projects, rights groups have criticized Power Africa as mostly being a vehicle to subsidize U.S. companies. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/28/obama-africa-aid_n_6234774.html


Guardian Sustainable Business, October 16, 2014
 ▶  EBOLA MAY BE IN THE HEADLINES, BUT BIG TOBACCO IS ANOTHER KILLER IN AFRICA. As tobacco companies expand into African markets, the health, social and economic ramifications could be unprecedented. a story of injustice and inequality. While transnational tobacco companies (TTCs) take home humungous profits, such as the £5.5bn UK-based British American Tobacco (BAT) pocketed in 2013, each year they leave more than half a trillion dollars (pdf) of economic damage in their wake, contribute to environmental degradation and compromise the health and sustainability of populations....
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/oct/16/ebola-tobacco-africa-smoking-deaths-millions


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


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/


CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE IS CORPORATE GREEN-WASHING - AGRA  http://sco.lt/8Ry4Wn



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

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



 ▶  THE HUNGER GAMES: HOW UK AND USA GOVERNMENTS SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY http://sco.lt/6UGd17


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


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/


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


GRAIN — October 14, 2014
 ▶  FEEDING THE ONE PERCENT - AN IT BILLIONAIRE'S FORAY INTO AGRIBUSINESS. "Feeding the One Percent - an IT billionaire’s foray into agribusiness", was produced by the non-profit organisation, Grain, and paints "a disturbing picture of today’s farmland financiers" - especially Chinnakannan Sivasankaran's Siva Group  http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5048-feeding-the-1-percent


farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014

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


GRAIN, October 23, 2014
▶ HARVEST OF HARDSHIP:  YALA SWAMP LAND GRAB DESTROYS KENYAN FARMERS' LIVELIHOOD. Dominion Farms arrived in Kenya's Yala Swamp basin in 2004 with big promises. The company claimed it would turn a defunct state demonstration farm into a modern rice plantation, provide locals with good jobs, and build hospitals and schools. The American owner of the company, Calvin Burgess, presented himself as a 'man of God', on a mission to bring US-style progress to Africa. The locals, sold on this grand vision, decided – with some hesitation and dissent – to allow Dominion to farm on 3,700 ha of their lands... http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5061-harvest-of-hardship-yala-swamp-land-grab-destroys-kenyan-farmers-livelihoods


farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014

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



 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


AFRICA: PALM OIL DEVELOPERS THREATEN AFRICA'S RAINFORESTS http://sco.lt/6WKXFB


AFRICA AN EL DORADO FOR SOUTH AFRICA'S AGRIBUSINESS GIANTS http://www.acbio.org.za/index.php/publications/seedfood-sovereignty/465-africa-an-el-dorado-for-south-africas-agribusiness-giants


                                                  -- WATCH --

                                   Documentary: Farmland Grab
                                           "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/


 

                              SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

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



GMWatch, August 15, 2014
BRITISH THINK TANK TELLS AFRICANS TO GROW AND EAT GMOS
http://www.gmwatch.org/index.php/news/archive/2014/15591-british-think-tank-tells-africans-to-grow-and-eat-gmos


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


 ▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/686Qi1


Mongabay, August 20, 2014
LOOMING MINING 'TSUNAMI' SET TO TAKE AFRICA BY STORM. A new report published by a team of scientists from James Cook University in Cairns, Australia, documents a surging tide of foreign interest in mining in Africa and cautions that the sector’s unchecked development and expansion could devastate the environment. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0820-gfrn-john-cannon-africa-mining-tsunami.html?n3ws1ttr


AFRICA - SOLD

OBAMA PUTS G8, BIG 6 BIOTECH CHEMICAL GMO GIANTS IN CHARGE OF "ENDING HUNGER" IN AFRICA

                                                http://sco.lt/7ENN8D



 ▶ 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


                                                       WATCH
                                            "BIG MEN" (1:23:00)
Big Men provides an unprecedented inside look at the global deal making and dark underside of energy development in Ghana, Nigeria, Africa — a contest for money and power that is reshaping the world.
                             http://www.pbs.org/pov/bigmen/full.php



farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014
CORPORATE INFLUENCE THROUGH THE G8NA AND OBAMA'S NEW ALLIANCE FOR FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION IN AFRICAIn recent times, new partnerships models between governments, business and civil society are increasingly gaining attention. One prominent example is the "New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition" (G8NA), inaugurated at the G8 summit 2012 in the United States.

This working paper concludes that the approach and objectives of the G8NA are highly problematic. The initiative serves as an enforcing mechanism for corporate driven blueprints for agriculture and sidelines national plans and international standards. It is dominated and tailored towards the interests of big corporate actors and is based on a reductionist approach of agricultural “development”. And lastly, the G8NA is poorly institutionalized and disregards fundamental principles of transparency participation and accountability. http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23793




                                          INDEPTH REPORT

GRAIN, September 16, 2014
AFRICA'S AG GIANTS "GREEN" REVOLUTION
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AFRICA' BURGEONING CHEMICAL FERTILISER RUSH 

http://www.grain.org/bulletin_board/entries/5008-the-political-economy-of-africa-s-burgeoning-chemical-fertiliser-rush


THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS AND RUNOFF

http://sco.lt/5ZDrZh



farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014
LAND GRABS AND RESPONSIBLE AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT IN AFRICA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23794


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


BANKS AND LAND GRABS.  IS YOUR BANK INVOLVED IN LAND GRABBING? https://www.oxfam.org.au/banks-and-land-grabs/


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


 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



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

 

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


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



 

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/



                                   FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:

   MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                                http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ


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


BIG FOOD:

WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://sco.lt/4zR9LV



 

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SHOULD WE "WESTERNIZE" AFRICA FOR OUR OWN GAINS?

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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/


▶  OBAMA SUGGESTS U.S. IS BETTER PARTNER THAN CHINA TO AFRICAN LEADERS AT SUMMIT http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/05/obama-africa-leaders-us-china-investment-summit

 

The Washington Post, August 06, 2014
 ▶  JUMPING SHIP: U.S. POLICYMAKERS BRACE FOR RASH OF CORPORATE EXPATRIATIONS:  DESERTING AMERICA FOR GREENER TAX PASTURES, LESS REGULATION   http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/us-policymakers-gird-for-rash-of-corporate-expatriations/2014/08/05/4898ca5e-18d9-11e4-9349-84d4a85be981_story.html?wpisrc=nl_most


  

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                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


 

                                                     VIDEO:

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


MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3


 

                                           ONE SHORT VIDEO

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORPORATE PALM OIL -- IN ONE SHORT VIDEO -- DEFORESTATION, ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/6ni33R

 

 ▶ MAJOR PALM OIL COMPANIES ACCUSED OF ECOCIDE, BREAKING ETHICAL PROMISES IN ASIA AND AFRICA http://sco.lt/7DsLLd

 

 

                                   THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

    DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                http://sco.lt/696Tlx

 

                   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                            OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                   http://sco.lt/8fNIET


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


 


                                              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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Consuming Our Kids: The Science of Marketing Addiction To Kids

Consuming Our Kids: The Science of Marketing Addiction To Kids | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

  15 April, 2013 George Monbiot, Guardian

▶  HEY, ADVERTISERS, LEAVE OUR DEFENSELESS KIDS ALONE

In-school marketing, promoting junk food online: how can we tolerate this corporate capture of young minds?... http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/15/advertisers-leave-defenceless-children-alone

 

                                                       WATCH
THE VIDEO THAT COCA-COLA AND McDONALD'S HOPE YOU NEVER SEE http://www.upworthy.com/watch-the-video-that-coca-cola-and-mcdonalds-hope-you-never-see?c=tkp1

 

 

▶ CAMPAIGN FOR A COMMERCIAL FREE CHILDHOOD http://www.commercialfreechildhood.org/issues/inschools.html

 

April 2013 Organic Connect
- ▶ EXPELLING FAST FOOD, JUNK FOOD AND SODA PUSHERS FROM OUR SCHOOLS http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/expelling-fast-food-junk-food-and-soda-pushers-from-our-schools/#.UWYMNhk0ORQ

 

 

                                               -▶ WATCH -▶

IN EL SALVADOR, AMERICAN JUNK FOOD CREATING CHAOS WITH HEALTH, CHILDREN AND CULTURAL NORMS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997415995/in-el-salvador-american-junk-food-creating-chaos-with-health-children-and-cultural-norms-video-report

 

 May 7, 2013 MarketPlace NPR

- ▶ SPANISH AD HAS A SECRET MESSAGE ONLY KIDS CAN SEE (VIDEO) http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/numbers/spanish-ad-has-secret-message-only-kids-can-see-video

 

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

 

 August 27, 2013 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- ▶ DESPITE PROMISES, CEREAL COMPANIES PLAY ON CHILDREN'S IMAGINATIONS TO PROMOTE UNHEALTHY PRODUCTS http://www.rwjf.org/en/about-rwjf/newsroom/newsroom-content/2013/08/despite-promises--cereal-companies-play-on-childrens-imagination.html?cid=xtw_chdobesity

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, February 24, 2014
▶  MARKETING AND ADVERTISING TO CHILDREN:  THE ISSUE AT STAKE http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/marketing-advertising-children-issues-at-stake

 

                                                  CONSUMING KIDS:

                           THE HOSTILE TAKEOVER OF CHILDHOOD

http://www.motherjones.com/media/2004/05/consuming-kids-hostile-takeover-childhood

 

 Feb 20, 2013 NY Times

- ▶ 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&;

 

 Eat, Drink Politics, Michele Simon, September 27, 2013

  -▶ STOP EXPLOITING OUR CHILDREN - This special edition highlights the ongoing problem of children being exploited by corporate marketers peddling sugar, salt, and fat http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=6d92905ea6348fcc3f1b61a3e&id=867887b837&e=29c60720f8

 

                                     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

 

                                                        VIDEO

                                 Berkeley Media Studies Group

-▶  DIGITAL FOOD AND BEVERAGE MARKETING TO CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS |  http://www.bmsg.org/resources/publications/video-digital-food-and-beverage-marketing-to-children-and-adolescents

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, February 29, 2014
- ▶ FRIEND OR FOE?   THE RISE OF ONLINE ADVERTISING AIMED AT KIDS http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/digital-online-advertising-children-privacy

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, February 26, 2014
- ▶ MARKETING AND ADVERTISING TO CHILDREN: A NECESSARY EVIL? PODCAST http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/marketing-advertising-children-podcast

 

                                                    WATCH

                                             "CONSUMING KIDS"

- ▶ THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF CHILDHOOD - FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE" http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/consuming-kids/

Consuming Kids pushes back against the wholesale commercialization of childhood, raising urgent questions about the ethics of children’s marketing and its impact on the health and well-being of kids.

 

                                                   VIDEO

                 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

 

 Treehugger, October 1, 2013
▶  HOOKED ON JUNK FOOD?  NEW FILM POINTS FINGER AT BIG FOOD' USE OF MANIPULATIVE MARKETING TO KIDS http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/anna-lappe-joins-food-mythbusters.html

 

 TakePart, February 14, 2013
- ▶ KIDS SHOULDN'T HAVE TO BUY A BIG MAC TO DO THEIR HOMEWORK http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/02/13/not-loving-mcwireless

 

- ▶ TIME TO STOP MARKETING JUNK FOOD TO KIDS, PERIOD

From organicconnectmag.com - December 29, 2012 

Michele Simon, Appetite for Profit

The time has come to confront the food industry's practices of marketing directly to kids. The food industry has resisted all forms of regulation other than the useless "voluntary" variety.... http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/time-to-stop-marketing-food-to-kids-period/#.UN6Cz7bZ03Z

 

 

                                 -▶ FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATH -▶

             "Food Deserts" and the $500 Billion Corporate Food Monopoly

                                         http://sco.lt/6YRaUr

 

  Organic Connections
▶  JUNK FOOD MARKETING TO KIDS SHOWS NO SIGNS OF SLOWING http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/junk-food-marketing-to-kids-shows-no-signs-of-slowing/#.UXsRBILyeic

 

- ▶ HOW THE JUNK FOOD INDUSTRY HAS ENCOURAGED US TO EAT OURSELVES TO DEATH  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3997370096/how-the-junk-food-industry-has-encouraged-us-to-eat-ourselves-to-death-foodfri

 

 - ▶ THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF FAMILY http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/279-82/15188-focus-the-commercialization-of-family

 

Reuters, March 16, 2013

A PLUNGE IN U.S. PRESCHOOL OBESITY?  NOT SO FAST http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/16/us-usa-health-obesity-insight-idUSBREA2F0CX20140316

 

 Feb 11, 2013 Chicago Tribune

▶  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

 

-▶ COCA-COLA vs PEPSI AND THE SODA BUSINESS http://sco.lt/7x6Spt

 

May 6, 2013 Wall Street journal

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

 

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

 

 

                                             REWILD THE CHILD

               If Children Lose Contact With Nature They Won't Fight For It

                                            http://sco.lt/6NaJBR

 

 Guardian, Green Schools Hub, March 12, 2014
- ▶  CROPS TO CLASSROOMS:  HOW SCHOOL FARMS ARE GROWING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT. School farms boost learning and engagement across the curriculum, and provide innovative ways to teach students about wellbeing and green issues  http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/mar/12/school-farms-engaging-students-curriculum-sustainability

 

 

NPR THE SALT, April 02, 2012
WHAT'S INSIDE THE 26-INGREDIENT SCHOOL LUNCH BURGER? http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/04/02/149717358/whats-inside-the-26-ingredient-school-lunch-burger

 

Feb 26, 2013 - Grist

- ▶ OPENING PANDORA'S LUNCHBOX: PROCESSED FOODS ARE EVEN SCARIER THAN YOU THOUGHT http://grist.org/food/opening-pan

 

 

                                           VIDEO REPORT
                              PBS Newshour, February 26, 2014
                   MARKETING UNHEALTHY FOOD IN SCHOOLS
U.S. Administration Unveils New Rules That Ban Marketing of Unhealthy Food in Schools to eliminate trans fats and limit the size of sodas and other sugary drinks. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/younger-children-reducing-obesity-rates/

 

 HuffPost Politics, February 27, 2014
  -▶ MICHELLE OBAMA WINS BIG AGAINST POWERFUL CORPORATE FOOD INTERESTS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/27/michelle-obama-nutrition-facts_n_4868208.html

 

  MediaPost Publications, February 27, 2014
- ▶MICHELLE OBAMA PROPOSES SCHOOL JUNK FOOD MARKETING BAN http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/220322/michelle-obama-proposes-junk-food-marketing-ban-in.html

 

 Organic Connections, Michele Simons, September 24, 2013
- ▶ MICHELE OBAMA CALLS OUT THE FOOD INDUSTRY ON JUNK FOOD MARKETING TO KIDS  http://organicconnectmag.com/michele-obama-calls-food-industry-junk-food-marketing-kids/#.UkPcKSTc-RR

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, February 25, 2014
- ▶ BRANDS CONTINUE TO TARGET FAST FOOD MARKETING AT KIDS. Companies are ploughing more and more money into marketing unhealthy foods to children. What will turn the tide? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/brands-increase-fast-food-marketing-kids

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, February 24, 2014

▶  THE TRICKY BUSINESS OF ADVERTISING TO CHILDREN http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/advertising-to-children-tricky-business-subway

 

 

                           ▶  SWEET-TALKING THE PUBLIC: 

    THE COVERT WAR BETWEEN CORN AND SUGAR INDUSTRIES:

                                 MARKETING ADDICTION

                                       http://sco.lt/5iliLp

 

Care 2, December 26, 2013
▶  THE SNEAKY WAY FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS ARE TARGETING YOUR KIDS http://www.care2.com/causes/the-sneaky-way-fast-food-restaurants-are-targeting-your-kids.html

 

- ▶ 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

doras-lunchbox-processed-foods-are-even-scarier-than-you-thought/

 

 ▶  MONSANTO BRAINWASHING: GMO MYTHS FOR KIDS:

BIOTECHNOLOGY TRADE GROUP PUSHES GMO PROPOGANDA CHILDREN'S BOOK IN SCHOOLS http://sco.lt/7srA7V

 

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▶  MARKETING GUN TO KIDS http://sco.lt/8Sdgsz

 

The Scapist, November 22, 2010
▶  MARKETING VIDEO GAMES TO KIDS http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/first-personmarketer/8346-Marketing-Games-to-Kids

 

                                        --------------------------------------------

 

 ▶  SALT, SUGAR, FAT : How The Food Giants Hooked Us http://sco.lt/5edsnZ

 

                          NEW MOVIE FROM Food MythBusters (6:25)
                         ▶ "IS JUNK FOOD WHAT WE REALLY CRAVE?
                                     http://foodmyths.org/

 

Washington Post, October 22, 2013
- ▶ THIS SNACK-FOOD CORPORATION HAS A CREEPY PLAN TO WATCH YOU IN THE GROCERY STORE http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/10/14/this-snack-food-corporation-has-a-creepy-plan-to-watch-you-in-the-grocery-store/

 

 - ▶ THE EXTRAORDINARY SCIENCE OF ADDICTIVE JUNK FOOD: A Meeting With 11 Men Who Control America's Largest Food Companies http://www.streamorganic.com/index.php/home-mainmenu-1/news-mainmenu-2/1-latest/4887-news-usa-the-extraordinary-science-of-addictive-junk-food.html

 

 ▶  IS FAST FOOD WITH INTEGRITY POSSIBLE?  CHIPOLTE THINKS SO - GOES GMO FREE http://sco.lt/7GdAR7

 

 

                                                      WATCH

                                                   TED VIDEO

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

 

 May 9, 2013 - Harvard Business Review
▶  THE END OF TRADITIONAL AD AGENCIES http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/05/the-end-of-traditional-ad-agen/

 

  ▶  FOOD MARKETING MAKES FEEDING CHILDREN HEALTHFULLY EVEN HARDER http://www.foodmarketing.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Parent-Stories.pdf

 

 

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

 

US News

▶  WHY IS EVERYONE ALWAYS GIVING MY KIDS JUNK FOOD?  - EAT AND RUN (http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2013/02/20/why-is-everyone-always-giving-my-kids-junk-food

 

                                              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

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

                                             -- WATCH --

                                              "FOOD, INC"

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

 

 

                     THE CORPORATE CONSUMPTION COMPLEX

                                New York Times, February 25, 2014
  -▶ RETHINKING OUR 'RIGHTS' TO DANGEROUS BEHAVIOURS. In the last few years, it’s become increasingly clear that food companies engineer hyperprocessed foods in ways precisely geared to most appeal to our tastes. This technologically advanced engineering is done, of course, with the goal of maximizing profits, regardless of the effects of the resulting foods on consumer health, natural resources, the environment or anything else.
   But the issues go way beyond food, as the City University of New York professor Nicholas Freudenberg discusses in his new book, “Lethal but Legal: Corporations, Consumption, and Protecting Public Health.” Freudenberg’s case is that the food industry is but one example of the threat to public health posed by what he calls “the corporate consumption complex,” an alliance of corporations, banks, marketers and others that essentially promote and benefit from unhealthy lifestyles. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/26/opinion/bittman-rethinking-our-rights-to-dangerous-behaviors.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0

 

                                                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

 

Guardian, Green Schools Hub, July 12, 2014
  -▶ ONE SCHOOL'S RECIPE FOR A HEALTHY APPROACH TO FOOD http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2013/jul/12/school-food-plan-primary-project

 

                                             REWILD THE CHILD -

             If Children Lose Contact With Nature They Won't Fight For It

                                            http://sco.lt/6NaJBR

 

 

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

 

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

 

 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

 

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

 

  -▶ OBESITY PLUS: AMERICANS 'ARE SICKER AND DIE YOUNGER' THAN PEOPLE IN OTHER WEALTHY NATIONS"  http://sco.lt/7W6zB3

 

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

 

 

                     UPDATE ON "BEHIND THE BRANDS" REPORT

                                    Oxfam, February 26, 2014
- ▶ PUBLIC PRESSURE PUSHES BIG FOOD COMPANIES TO IMPROVE THEIR POLICIES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-02-26/public-pressure-pushes-big-food-companies-improve-policies

 

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

 

Oxfam, February 27, 2014
  -▶ BEHIND THE BRANDS:  FOOD COMPANIES DO CARE WHAT CONSUMERS THINK -- PUBLIC PRESSURE WORKS http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/14-02-27-behind-brands-food-companies-do-care-what-consumers-think

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, November 5, 2013 9:58 AM

How much time do most children spent between being weened from mother'smilk (if they get it at all) to the time the star drinking soda? At little as possible if the agri-giants have their way.

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Salon, November 28, 2014
- ▶ HOW WAL-MART STOLE CHRISTMAS -- AND HIJACKED AMERICAN POLITICS  http://www.salon.com/2014/11/28/how_wal_mart_stole_christmas%C2%A0%E2%80%94_and_hijacked_american_politics/


July 21, 2013 Global Research

- ▶ THE WALMARTIZATION OF AGRICULTURE

Walmart has become an icon of the corporate rush to keep costs low and profits high, regardless of the effects on society. They sell cheaply made goods—often produced in deplorable conditions—for low prices and keep overhead costs low by refusing to pay their workers a livable wage. It is this business strategy that catapulted them to be among the largest corporate interests in the world and allowed them to spread into virtually every corner of the United States....

The massive demand for food by our planet’s population and the proliferation of processed foods in the Walmartization of agriculture, has led to an increase in industrial mono-crop farming, particularly in regard to corn. The industrial mono-crop farming of corn is a very important part of this situation, as much of the world sweet-corn farming is used in the creation of high fructose corn syrup for processed foods. Virtually every processed food contains some amount of high fructose corn syrup, thus huge amounts of corn need to be grown. To make matters worse, American corn that is intended for high fructose corn syrup is commonly made out of GMO corn—oftentimes Monsanto “Roundup Ready” corn... http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-walmartization-of-agriculture/5336449


Institute for Local Self-Reliance, November 20, 2014
▶  NEW REPORT:  WALMART'S DIRTY ENERGY SECRET http://ilsr.org/walmarts-dirty-energy-secret/


Bill Moyers, November 20, 2014
▶  TAX-DODGING WAL-MART HOLD ANOTHER FOOD DRIVE FOR ITS IMPOVERISHED WORKERS. Despite a massive backlash last year when news broke that Walmart was holding an in-store canned food drive asking workers to donate to one another to keep from going hungry, they're at it again. As Wal-Mart’s low-wage workers are helping each other out with food donations, the Waltons themselves, whose combined wealth is equal to that of the bottom 42 percent of American households, ”have contributed almost none of their personal fortune” to their family’s charitable foundation, according to an analysis of 23 years of tax returns conducted earlier this year by Making Change at Wal-Mart. http://billmoyers.com/2014/11/20/walmart/


AlterNet, November 18, 2013

- ▶ WAL-MART ASKS WORKERS TO DONATE FOOD TO ITS NEEDY EMPLOYEES http://www.alternet.org/wal-mart-holds-food-drive-employees-who-cant-afford-thanksgiving-dinner?akid=11155.237541.ZIXn6P&rd=1&src=newsletter925671&t=3


 August 11, 2013 Alternet

- ▶ IT'S TIME TO DO SOMETHING WHEN A CORPORATION LIKE WALMART WON'T PAY A LIVING WAGE http://www.alternet.org/corporate-accountability-and-workplace/its-time-do-something-when-corporation-walmart-wont-pay?paging=off


June 19, 2013 IPS

- ▶ USA: TENSION RISES AS WALMART REFUSE TO PAY "LIVING WAGE" http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/07/tensions-rise-as-walmart-refuses-to-pay-living-wage/


September 12, 2013 Common Dreams

- ▶ WALMART EXECS RUN LIVING WAGE BILL OUT OF D.C. TOWN http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/09/12-7


OpEdNews, December 3, 2013
- ▶ EVERYDAY LOW WAGES AT WALMART: BROUGHT TO YOU BY GOVERNMENT POLICY http://www.opednews.com/articles/Everyday-Low-Wages-at-Walm-by-Dean-Baker-Government-Crime_Jobs_Unemployed_Unemployment-131203-414.html


                    

                                                      VIDEO

                           "WALMARTING" THE FOOD CHAIN -

THE BATTLE OVER THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND FARMING IN AMERICA  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7ZYXN6XaXc



Jobs With Justice, June 25, 2014

 - ▶ WALMART'S FOOD STAMP SCAM EXPLAINED IN ONE EASY CHART http://www.jwj.org/walmarts-food-stamp-scam-explained-in-one-easy-chart

 

Truthout, June 07, 2014

 - ▶ WALMART'S TOP-TO-BOTTOM TAXPAYER SUBSIDIES http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/24203-walmarts-top-to-bottom-taxpayer-subsidies


- ▶ YO WALMART.   GO SUBSIDIZE YOURSELF  Walmart, America’s largest private employer, raked in $17 billion in profit last year 2; its owners, the Walton family, have more wealth than the bottom 42% of Americans combined 3. But every year, Walmart’s poverty wages and extensive tax dodging cost taxpayers $7.8 BILLION in subsidies. .. and every year Walmart regularly takes advantage of $1.4 billion worth of tax breaks, free land, infrastructure assistance, and even outright grants from state and local governments http://other98.com/walmart-go-subsidize-yourself/

 

 ▶  WAL-MART RELIES ON TAXPAYERS TO SUBSIDIZE LOW WAGES:         http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/31/walmart-taxpayers-house-report_n_3365814.html

 

Marketplace, April 1, 2014

- ▶  THE SECRET LIFE OF A FOOD STAMP:  BIG-BOX STORES MAKE BILLIONS OFF FOOD STAMPS . http://www.marketplace.org/topics/wealth-poverty/secret-life-food-stamp/secret-life-food-stamp


October 10, 2012 Daily Kos:
- ▶ WALMART: AMERICA'S REAL 'WELFARE QUEEN' http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/10/1141724/-Walmart-fuels-inequality-epidemic-taking-advantage-of-our-safety-net#

 

 Grist, March 11, 2014
- ▶  THIS DEPRESSING ANIMATED MAP HOW WALMART IS TAKING OVER AMERICA http://grist.org/food/map-walmart-stores-america/

 

 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


 

                                                   -- WATCH --

            WALMART: THE HIGH COST OF LOW PRICES -  FULL MOVIE

                       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jazb24Q2s94


- ▶  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

 

26 March 2013 Alternet

▶  WALMART'S DEATH GRIP ON GROCERIES IS MAKING LIFE WORSE FOR MILLIONS OF PEOPLE  http://www.alternet.org/food/walmarts-death-grip-groceries-making-life-worse-millions-people-hard-times-usa

 

July 23, 2013

- ▶ WAL-MART'S 'INVISIBLE ARMY' OF LOBBYISTS http://www.popularresistance.org/wal-marts-invisible-army-of-lobbyists/

 

December 1, 2012 Grist

- ▶ HOW WALMART IS COLLUDING TO DEVOUR THE FOOD SYSTEM http://grist.org/food/how-walmart-is-devouring-the-food-system/

 

In These Time, June 23, 2014
HOW WALMART THREATENS ORGANIC FOOD http://inthesetimes.com/article/16785/how_walmart_threatens_organic_food

 

  AlertNet, November 29, 2013
- ▶ CORPORATE ELITES ARE WITNESSING A GROWING WAVE OF RESISTANCE TO THE 'WALMARTIZATION' OF OUR ECONOMY http://www.alternet.org/economy/corporate-elites-are-witnessing-growing-wave-resistance-walmartization-our-economy


Truthout, December 07, 2013

- ▶ WALMART IS NOT THE BARGAIN YOU MIGHT THINK http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/20440-walmart-is-not-the-bargain-you-might-think-it-is


                    

                                                      VIDEO

                           "WALMARTING" THE FOOD CHAIN -

THE BATTLE OVER THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND FARMING IN AMERICA  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7ZYXN6XaXc



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


Nation of Change, February 23, 2014
- ▶  DANGEROUS INGREDIENTS:  54% OF FOOD SOLD AT WALMART IS BANNED BY WHOLE FOODS MARKET. Putting aside GMOs for the moment, how many of the groceries sold at Walmart would never be stocked on Whole Foods shelves? The 78 ingredients on their blacklist end up comprising over 54% of all the foods sold in Walmart stores. What’s more, approximately 97% of the soft drinks/soda sold at Walmart contain ingredients that Whole Foods considers “unacceptable.” http://www.nationofchange.org/dangerous-ingredients-54-food-sold-walmart-banned-whole-foods-market-1393167532


February 2, 2012 Inter Press Service IPS –
- ▶ WALMART: ONCE A FOOD CHAIN, NOW A GIANT TRILLION DOLLAR CORPORATE SUPPLY CHAIN - Part 2

WASHINGTON, Feb 2 2012 (IPS) - While Indian retailers are losing sleep over the possible entrance of multinationals like Walmart into the dense South Asian consumer market, very little thought has been given to the Indian small farmer, who stands to lose even more at the hands of the world’s biggest commercial food retailer.... http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/02/once-a-food-chain-now-a-corporate-supply-chain-ndash-part-2/

 

 

May 28 ,2013 Environment News Service

  ▶  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/


Truthout, April 18, 2014
- ▶ PORTLAND IS FIRST U.S. CITY TO DIVEST FUNDS FROM WALMART: SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTING ON THE RISE http://truth-out.org/news/item/23771-portland-is-first-us-city-to-divest-funds-from-walmart



 Guardian, June 10, 2014

 -▶ THE SUPERMARKET SLAVE TRAIL: ASIAN SLAVE LABOUR PRODUCING PRAWNS FOR SUPERMARKETS IN U.S. & U.K. Thai 'ghost ships' that enslave and even kill workers are linked to global shrimp supply chain, http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jun/10/supermarket-prawns-thailand-produced-slave-labour

 

 

                                                 ---- 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

 

September 6, 2013

- ▶ MONSANTO AND WALMART INFLUENCE SECRET TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP TRADE AGREEMENT (TPP) http://thenewamerican.com/economy/item/16480-monsanto-and-walmart-influence-secret-tpp-negotiations

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT

                                  August 14, 2013 The Real News
- ▶ THE U.S. HAS LOWEST MINIMUM WAGE AND MOST YOUNG PEOPLE WITHOUT JOBS AMONG WEALTHIEST COUNTRIES http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10563


 EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

  -▶ STOP FEEDING THE BEAST AND START FEEDING THE PEOPLEWe 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/


June 30, 2014 Global Possibilities

 ▶  AMERICA'S POOR ARE DEMONIZED TO JUSTIFY HUGE CUTS IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS WHILE FUNDING CORPORATE WELFARE http://www.globalpossibilities.org/greg-kaufman-americas-poor-are-demonized-to-justify-huge-cuts-in-govt-prgrams/

 

CSRWire, December 12, 2013
 ▶ AMID DEBATE OVER MINIMUM WAGE, NEW REPORT SHOWS TAXPAYERS SUBSIDIZE CORPORATE PAY http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1144-amid-debate-over-minimum-wage-new-report-shows-taxpayers-subsidize-corporate-pay

 

Nation of Change, May 17, 2014
- ▶ IN DENMARK, I'M MAKING $21 AN HOUR AT McDONALD'S.  WHY AREN'T YOU http://www.nationofchange.org/i-m-making-21-hour-mcdonald-s-why-aren-t-you-1400336743

 

Eurasia Review, May 17, 2014
- ▶ SWITZERLAND VOTES TO SET MINIMUM WAGE AT $25/HR . Swiss workers could soon be making the highest minimum wage in the world. Among the developed countries, the USA is at the bottom with a minimum wage of $7.25/hr, Canada and England are at $7.90, France is at $10.60/hr whereas Germany’s minimum wage is at $15/hr.http://www.eurasiareview.com/17052014-switzerland-votes-set-minimum-wage-25hr/

 

 The Des Moines Register, July 11, 2014
 ▶ AG INTERESTS IN SOME STATES SEEK TO MAKING FARMING A RIGHT. Powerful big 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/

 

  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

 

 Truthout, January 26, 2014
- ▶ "OUR FOOD IS DISHONESTLY PRICED" : MICHAEL POLLAN ON THE FOOD MOVEMENT'S NEXT GOAL OF JUSTICE FOR FOOD WORKERS http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/21403-our-food-is-dishonestly-priced-michael-pollan-on-the-food-movements-next-goal-of-justice-for-food-workers

 

                                             --- WATCH ---

                               Bill Moyers - Moyers & Company
                               FIGHTING FOR FARMWORKERS

http://billmoyers.com/segment/baldemar-velasquez-on-fighting-for-farmworkers/

 


 

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

                                 LOW WAGES - MEGA PROFITS

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

 

Vice News, May 15, 2014
- ▶ THE BIGGEST FAST FOOD STRIKE IN WORLD HISTORY HAS STARTED https://news.vice.com/article/its-on-the-biggest-fast-food-strike-in-world-history-has-started

 

Nation of Change, May 17, 2014
- ▶ I'M MAKING $21 AN HOUR AT McDONALD'S.  WHY AREN'T YOU http://www.nationofchange.org/i-m-making-21-hour-mcdonald-s-why-aren-t-you-1400336743

 

August 10, 2013 Guardian

- ▶ U.S. FAST-FOOD WORKERS IN VANGUARD OF GROWING PROTESTS AT 'STARVATION' WAGES http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/10/us-fast-food-protests-wages?utm_content=buffer2f0ca&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer

 

 July 28, 2013 Alternet
- ▶ APPLE, WALMART, McDONALD'S: WHO'S THE BIGGEST WAGE STIFFER OF ALL? http://www.alternet.org/labor/apple-walmart-mcdonalds-whos-biggest-wage-stiffer

 

Common Dream, November 29, 2013

- ▶ BLACK FRIDAY ARRESTS AS PROTESTS TARGET WALMART POVERTY WAGES http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/29-7

 

Salon, November 29, 2013
- ▶ SENATORS BLAST WAL-MART "TRAMPLING" WORKERS' RIGHTS AS DOZENS OF ACTIVISTS ARE ARRESTED ON BLACK FRIDAY http://www.salon.com/2013/11/29/senators_blast_wal_mart_trampling_workers_rights_as_dozens_of_activists_are_arrested_on_black_friday/

 

                                                          VIDEO
              WHY WE, AS WALMART WORKERS, ARE STANDING UP
                   http://www.commondreams.org/video/2013/11/29

 


 

 Foreign Policy In Focus, December 13, 2013
 -▶  NAFTA AT 20:  NAFTA HAS DISPLACED WORKERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER, DEPRESSED WAGES, AND WEAKENED UNIONS http://fpif.org/nafta-20-state-north-american-worker/

 

                                           PASSING THE BUCK:

MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. FAST FOOD WORKERS ON PUBLIC AID, REPORT SAYS  http://sco.lt/6njYXJ

 

 

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THE COMMERCIAL PROCESSED FOOD MARKET TOPPED SEVEN TRILLION DOLLARS AT END OF 2009,  OVERTAKING EVEN THE MAMMOTH ENERGY SECTOR

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

 


 

- ▶ PROCESSED GMO FOODS MAKE UP 70 PERCENT OF THE US DIET- WITH ABOUT 5,000 DIFFERENT CHEMICAL ADDITIVES http://sco.lt/7FPtxZ

 

                                                  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

 

 

- ▶ FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD: CHALLENGING CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/5LyAe9

 

Human Rights Watch
- ▶ WITHOUT RULES: A FAILED APPROACH TO CORPORATE ACCOUNTABILITY http://www.hrw.org/world-report/2013/essays/112459

 

                                                  WATCH

                         Democracy Now, November 27, 2013
▶  BANGLADESHI LABOR ACTIVIST FIND BURNED CLOTHES WITH WAL-MART LABELS AT SITE OF DEADLY FACTORY FIRE http://www.democracynow.org/2012/11/27/bangladeshi_labor_activist_finds_burned_clothes

 

                                                    --  WATCH --

                                                 DOCUMENTARY:
    MADE IN BANGLADESH" - THE TRAGIC GARMENT FACTORY FIRE
For many western retailers, whose clothes are made in Bangladesh, it’s business as usual. Fault Lines travels there to investigate why... http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/made-bangladesh/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TopDocumentaryFilms+%28Top+Documentary+Films+-+Watch+Free+Documentaries+Online%29

 

                                                        VIDEO

                                            Moyers & Company
RICHARD WOLFF ON FIGHTING FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE AND FAIR WAGES http://billmoyers.com/segment/richard-wolff-on-fighting-for-economic-justice-and-fair-wages/

 

May 21, 2013 Jeffrey Hollender

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

 

                                                 --- WATCH ---

                                     Bill Moyers and Company
                              TAMING CAPITALISM RUN WILD

http://billmoyers.com/episode/encore-taming-capitalism-run-wild/

 

A VIP READ:

- ▶ THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/8q751t

 

Nation of Change, November 3, 2013

THE RETIREMENT DEFICIT http://www.nationofchange.org/retirement-deficit-1385823987

 

 

 

 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

 

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


 

- ▶ HOW CORPORATE CONTROL SQUEEZES OUT SMALL FARMS, LEADING TO HIGHER PRICES  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2204939020/how-corporate-control-squeezes-out-small-farms-leading-to-higher-prices

 

 July 19, 2013 Global Possibilities

- ▶ SHOULD YOU BE ABLE TO BUY FOOD DIRECTLY FROM FARMERS? U.S. REGULATORS DON'T THINK SO http://www.globalpossibilities.org/should-you-be-able-to-buy-food-directly-from-farmers-regulators-dont-think-so/

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

- ▶ STARVED OF DEMOCRACY AND THE FIGHT AGAINST CORPORATE 'FOODOPOLY'  http://sco.lt/8WdPUH

 

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

 

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

 

- ▶ WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OBAMA'S SECRETIVE CORPORATE "TRADE" PACTS WIPING AWAY OUR SOVEREIGNTY RIGHTS #TPP http://sco.lt/74uPth

 

 

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

 

                                     FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATH

             THE $500 BILLION GLOBAL CORPORATE FOOD MONOPOLY

                                          http://sco.lt/6D31xx

 

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

 

 

                                          VIDEO REPORT

                                          NewsHour PBS

AMERICAN JUNK FOOD CREATING CHAOS WITH HISPANIC HEALTH, CHILDREN AND CULTURAL NORMS http://sco.lt/79H7HV

 

 

 - ▶ WHAT ARE WE EATING? http://sco.lt/7RN917

 

- ▶ SALT, SUGAR, FAT : HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED US http://sco.lt/5edsnZ

 

- ▶ ARE WE EATING STRESS? - INDUSTRIAL FOOD PRODUCTION PUTS EXTREME STRESS ON PLANTS AND ANIMALS WE EAT http://sco.lt/5aqLTd

 

- ▶ THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT  http://sco.lt/6nyxoP

 

- ▶  WAKE UP AND SMELL THE GMOs - A MOTHER'S VOICE http://sco.lt/9Dv6VF

 

- ▶ GENE GIANTS SEEK "PHILANTHROGOPOLY" - SIX MULTINATIONAL GENE GIANTS CONTROL THE DIRECTION OF WORLD AGRICULTURE WITH SEED PATENT MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/6h3lzt

 

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

 

                                       

                                                 VIDEO

- ▶ ***"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

 

                                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"

 

more...
The Rambling Epicure's curator insight, July 22, 2013 6:03 AM

A great guide to important articles about the GMO debate.

Rescooped by pdjmoo from YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood
Scoop.it!

Our GMO cornfields are too quiet: All Life Chemically Exterminated - Except The Corn -

Our GMO cornfields are too quiet: All Life Chemically Exterminated -  Except The Corn - | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 NPR:

▶  CORNSTALKS EVERYWHERE BUT NOTHING ELSE, NOT EVEN A BEE

Corn farmers champion corn. Anything that might eat corn, hurt corn, bother corn, is killed. Their corn is bred to fight pests. The ground is sprayed. The stalks are sprayed again. We've erased everything else. (AND WE EAT THIS TOXIC FOOD?)

       We need to feed our planet, of course. But we also need the teeny creatures that drive all life on earth. There's something strange about a farm that intentionally creates a biological desert to produce food for one species: us. It's efficient, yes. But it's so efficient that the ants are missing, the bees are missing, and even the birds stay away. Something's not right here. Our cornfields are too quiet....  http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2012/11/29/166156242/cornstalks-everywhere-but-nothing-else-not-even-a-bee


Institute of Science In Society, December 10, 2014
MARKED DETERIORATION OF PUBLIC HEALTH PARALLELS INCREASE IN GM CROPS AND GLYPHOSATE USE, US GOVERNMENT DATA SHOWS http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Deterioration_of_Public_Health.php


                                                    WATCH
                            PBS Newshour, November 15, 2014
      INCREASED IMMUNITY IN WEEDS MAY THREATEN U.S. CROPS.http://video.pbs.org/video/2365369832/


 The Times of India, March 19, 2014

▶  NATURE FIGHTS BACK: WORM EVOLVES TO EAT CORN THAT WAS GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TO KILL IT http://linkis.com/indiatimes.com/oVOCu


New York Times, September 17, 2014
-▶ ALTERED TO WITHSTAND LASHINGS OF TOXIC HERBICIDE, CORN AND SOY BEANS GAIN APPROVAL http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/18/business/altered-to-withstand-herbicide-corn-and-soybeans-gain-approval.html?_r=0


Reuters, September 18, 2014
-▶ USDA GRANTS APPROVAL TO DOW'S ENLIST GMO CORN AND SOYBEANS http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/09/17/us-agriculture-dow-enlist-idINKBN0HC2JS20140917


 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


The Ecologist, July 02, 2014

 -▶ NEONICOTINOIDS ARE POISONING NOT JUST BEES AND HUMAN 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, March 10, 2014

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


  Pesticide Action Group, March 12, 2014
-▶ THE BIG 6: BIGGER AND BADDER. The public comment period for Dow's new genetically engineered, 2,4-D-resistant corn and soy closed March 11, 2014. And despite comments from nearly 400,000 concerned individuals and farmers urging otherwise, USDA has signaled it will likely greenlight these new GE crops. http://www.panna.org/blog/big-6-bigger-badder


Nation of Change, March 26, 2014

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


July 11, 2013 Food and Water Watch
-▶  SUPERWEEDS:  HOW BIOTECH CROPS BOLSTER THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY - REPORT PDF http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/reports/superweeds/


FRANCE24 TV, January 14, 2014

▶  U.S. 'SUPERWEEDS' EPIDEMIC SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON GMOs AND PESTICIDES  http://www.france24.com/en/20140113-us-superweeds-epidemic-shines-spotlight-gmos/


August 1, 2013 Huffington Post Green
▶  THE KILLING FIELDS: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE, DEAD ZONES AND GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-kucinich/the-killing-fields-indust_b_3678515.html


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


HuffingtonPost Green, September 15, 2014
 -▶ HERBICIDE AND INSECTICIDE USE ON GMO CROPS SKYROCKETING, WHILE PRO-GMO MEDIA RUN INTERFERENCE. Former EPA Senior Scientist's New Article Sets Record Straight http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-bronner/herbicide-insecticide-use_b_5791304.html

 

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


  ▶  HOW MONOCULTURE THREATENS THE FUTURE OF FOOD - GROWING FOOD IN DEAD SOIL http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/01/01/bees-dying-from-chemical-agriculture.aspx?e_cid=20130101_DNL_art_2#_edn1


                                                       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


CULTIVATING SANITY : BANGLADESH FARMERS TURN BACK THE CLOCK TO COMBAT CLIMATE STRESSED CROPS - Cultivation of the old varieties is expanding in part because they need almost no chemical fertiliser or pesticides - which makes them cheaper and easier to grow - and because their yields are good in tough conditions.  http://www.trust.org/item/20141126125124-0i6go


Newsweek, December 13, 2014
SOLVING HUNGER IN ETHIOPIA BY TURNING TO NATIVE CROPS http://www.newsweek.com/solving-hunger-ethiopia-turning-native-crops-291558



                          ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE PLANTS'?

          THE CONNECTION BETWEEN GMO AND TOXIC PESTICIDES

                                          http://sco.lt/9JFS65



  -▶ 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


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

 


                                              WATCH (14.16)
                                 GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD

                 WHAT IS GENETIC MODIFICATION OF OUR FOOD?

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


Environmental Science and Pollution Research

REPORT:  RISKS OF LARGE-SCALE USE OF SYSTEMIC INSECTICIDES TO ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONING AND SERVICES -- ABSTRACT AND PDF DOWNLOAD http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11356-014-3277-x


May 17, 2013 Natural News
SYSTEMIC PESTICIDES ARE PENETRATING DEEP INTO PLANT TISSUES (Which We Eat), DESTROYING BEETLES, TREES, BEES AND HUMAN HORMONES http://www.naturalnews.com/040377_systemic_pesticides_bee_populations_hormones.html



 ▶  BEE-KILLING CHEMICAL LURKS INSIDE YOUR FOOD: AGROCHEMICALS THREAT TO WILD BEES AND INSECTS, FOOD SECURITY AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/651bMX


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


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


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

 

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


▶  CANCER IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH BY DISEASE IN U.S. CHILDREN AS NEW STUDY LINKS CHEMICALS USED ON CORN http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2745332899/cancer-is-the-leading-cause-of-death-by-disease-in-us-children-as-new-study-links-chemicals-used-on-corn-to-the-disease


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

                                DANGERS OF 2,4-D DICAMBA

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


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


Food & Water Watch, September 18, 2014
-▶ APPROVAL OF 2,4-D PESTICIDE TOLERANT CROPS SPEEDS UP AGRICHEMICAL TREADMILL  http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/pressreleases/approval-of-24-d-tolerant-crops-speeds-up-agrichemical-treadmill/


 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


▶  U.S. STARTS LANDMARK AGENT ORANGE CLEANUP IN VIETNAM - WHILE MONSANTO USES IT ON GMO FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2361457073/us-starts-landmark-agent-orange-cleanup-in-vietnam-and-monsanto-uses-this-on-gmo-food


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

 

GRAIN, May 26, 2014
 -▶ 2,4-D SOY:  WAGING WAR ON PEASANTS. To study the history of how GMOs were forced upon us is to discover that we have come down the wrong road. Herbicide-resistant weeds have become a major problem, yet, during the first GE decade, corporations routinely denied their existence http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4945-2-4-d-soy-waging-war-on-

peasants


                                               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/


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

 

                                                   --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki 

         "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?

                                         http://sco.lt/5n6cuP



                                                  REPORT

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

 

TakePart, June 12, 2014
WHY YOU SHOULD WORRY ABOUT AMERICA'S CORN ADDICTION http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/06/12/how-corn-contributing-climate-change-and-water-shortages


                                                        
  ▶  WHY WE NEED INSECTS: EVEN PESKY ONES - PESTICIDE REDUCTION ESSENTIAL http://sco.lt/94UwhF

 


INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING

LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION

                                                http://sco.lt/8iunRp



 The Ecologist, August 24, 2014
 ▶ CANCER DEATHS DOUBLE IN ARGENTINA'S GMO AGRIBUSINESS AREAS http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2525411/cancer_deaths_double_in_argentinas_gmo_agribusiness_areas.html

 

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


 Guardian Environment, January 29, 2014
  ▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLY DECLINE LEADS TO WARNING OVER FAMED MIGRATION. INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE FAULTED - Low levels in central Mexico blamed on Big Agriculture disappearance of the Monarchs's milkweed breeding grounds in US and Canada http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/29/monarch-butterfly-decline-mexico


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

 

  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

             

                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp


EcoWatch, March 06, 2014
▶  RENOWNED NYU PROFESSOR:  GMOs COULD LITERALLY DESTROY THE PLANET: What effects will the genetic manipulation of nature have on our worldwide ecosystem?  http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/06/nyu-gmos-destroy-planet/


June 6, 2013 Big Picture Agriculture

- ▶  A RECIPE FOR SOIL DISASTER - TODAY'S USA FARM POLICY http://www.bigpictureagriculture.com/2013/06/soil-erosion-in-iowa-and-the-u-s-377.html

 

 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


 

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                                              BAN GMOs NOW

                 A Special Report, Institute of Science In Society

                                           http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz

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                             MANIPULATING THE SEEDS OF LIFE

                    SEED PATENTS AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD

                                               http://sco.lt/7yB3XF


                NATURE'S INGENIOUS METHODS OF SEED DISPERSAL

        http://duxbury.wickedlocal.com/article/20141025/News/141029419

 


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



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                               ETHANOL, BIOFUELS, BIOMASS

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 Guardian Environment, April 20, 2014
-▶  CORN BIOFUELS WORSE THAN GASOLINE ON GLOBAL WARMING IN SHORT TERM http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/20/corn-biofuels-gasoline-global-warming

 

The Hockey Schtick, July 1, 2013
-▶  DIRTY CORN ETHANOL INCREASES EMISSIONS, FUEL COSTS, ENGINE DAMAGE AND FOOD PRICES http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/search?q=ethanol


July 12, 2013 Slate
-▶  ETHANOL IS INSANE: THE USA CORN LOBBY'S GRIP ON OUR ENERGY POLICY http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/food/2013

 

Environmental Working Group, August 19, 2013
-▶  MORE CORN ETHANOL IN 2013 MEANS ENVIRONMENT AND CONSUMERS LOSE OUT http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/08/more-corn-ethanol-2013-means-environment-consumers-lose-out

 

March 1, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  THE BIOFUEL BELT KEEPS CREEPING ACROSS THE U.S. - AND IT'S WILDLIFE AND ECOSYSTEMS THAT LOSE OUT http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/01/biofuel-habitat-loss-usa

 

-▶  FARM SUBSIDIES AND CORN BIOFUEL ETHANOL: BAD FOR FARMERS, CONSUMERS AND ENVIRONMENT  http://sco.lt/4knJIH

 

June 17, 2013 About My Planet
-▶  CROP WARS: FOOD VERSUS BIOFUELS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/crop-wars-food-versus-biofuels/

 

-▶  FOOD OR FUEL:  BIG OIL AND BIG AG FIGHT IT OUT OVER ETHANOL BIOFUEL http://sco.lt/4rDj1t


-▶ GRAIN — LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/7LE5cv


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


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

 


 ▶  WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS? http://sco.lt/6fkVAv



 ▶ THIS GRAND EXPERIMENT ON HUMAN BEINGS HAS TO STOP: Bill Gates Funds Risky, Untested, Unregulated Vitamin Fortified GMO Crops..  http://sco.lt/5uWAW9


GM GOLDEN "FORTIFIED" RICE AND OTHER CROPS AND VITAMIN 'A' OVERDOSE http://sco.lt/88C1AX


                                                WATCH
                   INVESTIGATION: AL JAZEERA ENGLISH
              GMO BANANAS & PESTICIDES: HEAD TO HEAD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgDUftcYA84&list=PLarcyiuyaj1D4MTxuM31Uvwk40HV7oIPV&index=31


 

 ▶  DOMESTICATED AND WILD BEES ARE BOTH IN TROUBLE - PESTICIDE INDUSTRY IN DENIAL  http://sco.lt/95yplJ

 

  ▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES 59%: NOW AT LOWEST LEVELS EVER http://sco.lt/81D2Sv

 

 

                                        SILENCING THE SCIENTIST:

                      TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA: 

                       ALTRAZINE AND DEADLY NEONICOTINOIDS

                                             http://sco.lt/6Vhegj

 

 

 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


August 21, 2013 Health Impact News Daily
 -▶ DANGEROUS BANNED GMO CORN SUDDENLY APPEARS IN FOOD SUPPLY http://healthimpactnews.com/2013/dangerous-banned-gmo-corn-suddenly-appears-in-food-supply/

 

August 26, 2013 Natural Society
 -▶ NEW GMO WHEAT CAN SILENCE HUMAN GENES, CAUSING EARLY DEATH http://naturalsociety.com/csiro-gmo-wheat-silence-human-genes-early-death/


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


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

 

 

 ▶  FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:  MEETING THE OBJECTIVE...OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS? http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ

 


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


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


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

 


 

▶  THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL:  AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/6NaAqn

 


                                                       VIDEO:

▶  THE PROBLEM WITH GMO INDUSTRIALIZED FARMED SALMON http://sco.lt/6DGs53



                                               FOLLOW DAILY
                                            THE GMO STORY 

                                          http://ow.ly/BFSQs



 

 - ▶  MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE AS SHOCKING REPORT REVEALS SCALE OF WATER CONTAMINATION http://sco.lt/5JvEi9

 

                                                     WATCH   

         Emmy Award Winning 1 hr Film - University of Minnesota

         ▶  "TROUBLED WATERS:  A MISSISSIPPI RIVER STORY" ▶ 
This excellent one hour documentary 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



 

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

 

                                                 --- WATCH ---

         THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO - FULL LENGTH

                        The Leader of the Global Biotech Ag Cartel

                                          http://sco.lt/7CoHSb

 

 

                            AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

more...
Eric Larson's curator insight, October 29, 7:17 AM

Serious business.

pdjmoo's curator insight, December 6, 12:59 AM

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

 

                                                 --- WATCH ---

         THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO - FULL LENGTH

                        The Leader of the Global Biotech Ag Cartel

                                          http://sco.lt/7CoHSb

 

                            AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

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

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Scoop.it!

OBESITY PLUS: The Great American Export: Huge Increase in diabetes, strokes, heart attacks on a global scale

OBESITY PLUS:  The Great American Export: Huge Increase in diabetes, strokes, heart attacks on a global scale | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

FastCoExist, November 24, 2014
-▶  THE CONSEQUENCES OF EVERYONE EATING AN AMERICAN-STYLE DIET ARE AWFUL. If the developing world adopts a typical American diet, the consequences for health and the environment could be tragic. According to a major new study, we'd see a big rise in type 2 diabetes and heart disease, and massive growth in carbon emissions. What emerging countries choose to eat in the years ahead couldn't be more important http://www.fastcoexist.com/3038577/the-consequences-of-everyone-eating-an-american-style-diet-are-awful-to-contemplate


Inhabitat, December 20, 2014
  -▶ U.S. CONGRESS IS FORBIDDING DIETARY EXPERTS FROM TALKING ABOUT FOOD=RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS

  http://inhabitat.com/congress-is-forbidding-dietary-experts-from-talking-about-food-related-environmental-concerns/


                                           SPECIAL REPORT: 

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


CNBC News, November 20, 2014
▶  OBESITY AS A BUSINESS: HOW MUCH OBESITY IS COSTING US. INVESTORS SEE GENEROUS PROFITS IN OBESITY EPIDEMIC

Our expanding waistlines are costing the global economy almost as much to deal with as smoking and military conflict, according to a new report by the McKinsey Global Institute. The annual global bill for obesity for lost productivity and treating conditions like diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers is $2 trillion. That’s nearly as much as the $2.1 trillion smoking or war and conflict costs the global economy, a group of analysts at the research institute concluded. http://www.cnbc.com/id/102203044


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


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


 

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


 -▶  10 FOODS SOLD IN THE U.S. THAT ARE BANNED ELSEWHERE -- AND CHINA RISES  http://sco.lt/4vsvkP

 

   -▶ 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


                                                        WATCH

                                             Moyers & Company .

              HUNGER, OBESITY AND SOARING CORPORATE PROFITS http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-the-faces-of-america%E2%80%99s-hungry/


AMERICANS EAT THE CHEAPEST FOOD IN THE WORLD, BUT WHAT IS IT REALLY COSTING US?  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1491991502/americans-eat-the-cheapest-food-in-the-world-but-what-is-it-really-costing-us


May 28, 2013 Global Possibilities

- ▶ OBESE FROM THE WOMB? THE SHOCKING NEW TREND IN AMERICA'S WEIGHT EPIDEMIC http://www.globalpossibilities.org/obese-from-the-womb-the-shocking-new-trend-in-americas-weight-

epidemic/


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


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


- ▶ HIGH STEAKS  http://sco.lt/5G3rBB


                                                      WATCH:

                                    "THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION"

                                                4-Part Series

HBO launches unprecedented campaign on corporate food and the obesity, diabetes and cancer epidemic

                           http://theweightofthenation.hbo.com/films


'WEIGHT OF THE NATION' TAKES A REALISTIC LOOK AT A LOOMING CRISIS  http://ow.ly/aULXw


                                          MARKETING ADDICTION

THE COVERT WAR BETWEEN CORN AND SUGAR INDUSTRIES: SWEET-TALKING THE PUBLIC TO KEEP US HOOKED http://sco.lt/6PDz17


                                       WHY SUGAR? WHY NOW?

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

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


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


                                                          VIDEO
                                        LIKE COKE OR PEPSI? 

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


- ▶ ALZHEIMERS, DIABETES, OBESITY COULD BE THE MOST CATASTROPHIC IMPACT OF PROCESSED FOOD  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/sep/10/alzheimers-junk-food-catastrophic-effect?CMP=twt_gu


- ▶ 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


                                                  WATCH:

                                                Al Jazeera

                                    INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

     WHO IS TO BLAME FOR THE U.S. AND GLOBAL OBESITY EPIDEMIC?

                         A Look at the US Food Industry Lobby

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestoryamericas/2012/05/201251072829602369.html


NPR, July 01, 2014

U.S. OLDER ADULTS ARE FATTER THAN EVER, INCREASING THEIR RISK OF ILLNESS. Nearly three-quarters of older men and about two-thirds of women over age 64 are overweight or obese, making them more likely to have to deal with diabetes, arthritis and impaired mobility. http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/07/01/327227148/older-adults-are-fatter-than-ever-increasing-their-risk-of-illness


Reuters, Washington DC

 - ▶ USA FOOD LOBBY. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/27/us-usa-foodlobby-idUSBRE83Q0ED20120427

 

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                     GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS - GMO/GM

                               

                             FACT-CHECKING ABOUT GMO FOODS
In the last few decades many Americans have been suffering from different chronic diseases. Many factors could be contributing in the increase in chronic diseases but the most important one is indeed our diet, even more so than our lifestyle. http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/fact-checking-gmo-foods/#FDA



                               HOW GMO FOODS AFFECT HEALTH 

       GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET

                                          http://sco.lt/61Pv17


 - ▶ GMO IN CONSUMER PROCESSED AND RAW FOODS:  TOP BREAKFAST CEREALS THAT CONTAIN MONSANTO'S GMO CORN http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/breakfast-cereals-monsanto-gmo-corn/


 - ▶ TOP US HEALTHCARE GIANT, KAISER PERMANENTE, ISSUES WARNING ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD http://sco.lt/5ZOBZ


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                                                     WATCH

                                   OUR FOOD, OUR WATER

         DOES DEREGULATION LET CORPORATIONS LEGALLY KILL US?  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1824832205/our-food-our-water-does-deregulation-let-corps-legally-kill-you


                                                        VIDEO:

                                  INCESTUOUS RELATIONSHIPS

THE U.S. AGRIBUSINESSES, FOOD CORPORATIONS AND REGULATORY BODIES http://sco.lt/7Aqke9



- ▶ CHEAP FOOD, DIABETES, CANCER AND OBESITY http://sco.lt/8Wz2Qr


United Nations News Centre, November 26, 2014
-▶  OBESITY-RELATED CANCERS ON RISE, ESPECIALLY IN DEVELOPED COUNTRIES http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsId=49453#.VHYvkVfF-Cg


- ▶ STARVING BY ACCIDENT: ARE AMERICANS EATING REAL FOOD? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1663997020/starving-by-accident-are-americans-eating-real-food


June 24, 3013 Nation of Change
▶  THE ULTIMATE PARADOX: THE U.S. - AN OVERFED AND MALNOURISHED NATION http://www.nationofchange.org/ultimate-paradox-us-overfed-and-malnourished-nation-1372077901


                 OUR TECHNOLOGICALLY MANIPULATED FOOD

                                                    VIDEOS
                                         EcoSense For Living
                               Environmental Body Makeover
                      Getting rid of toxins in and on our bodies.
Bestselling author, Dr. Andrew Weil, tells us how to keep healthy by making smart diet & nutrition choices and knowing what food labels really say. Director of Environmental Working Group, Ken Cook, shares some surprising tidbits about chemicals in everyday body products. A boy with Autism makes amazing progress with help from Shauna K. Young, PhD, through a manganese-free diet and elimination of food additives. Environmentalist Laurie David gives us her take on how the overuse of antibiotics on farm animals makes us more susceptible to disease and sickness, and what we can do about it. http://www.ecosenseforliving.com/info/episode5.html

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


January 10, 2013 - The Guardian

-▶ AMERICANS ARE SICKER, DIE YOUNGER

Damning official report on US health finds death and disease taking huge toll on population, particularly among young... http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/10/americans-sicker-die-younger


June 13, 2012 BBC News -
▶  WHAT CAUSED THE OBESITY CRISIS IN THE WEST? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18393391


  Al Jazeera, May 7, 2012
- ▶ NIGHT SHIFTS PROMOTE DIABETES AND OBESITY - CHANGING SLEEP CYCLES http://www.aljazeera.com/video/americas/2012/05/20125772012710990.html

 

- ▶ WHY MANY MILLIONS OF PETS, LIKE PEOPLE, ARE NOW OVERWEIGHT  http://sco.lt/5V5BsP


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


February 1, 2012 Project Syndicate

- ▶ CORONARY CAPITALISM. Just as the financial industry caused a near-meltdown of the global economy in 2008, the food industry has facilitated the explosion of obesity around the world.... http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/coronary-capitalism

 

- ▶ IS THE 'OBESITY LOBBY' WINNING? Shock and Awe, K-Street Style http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1715427790/is-the-obesity-lobby-winning-shock-and-awe-k-street-style


                                                   BIG FOOD

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


Guardian Sustainable Business, November 18, 2014
-▶  IN MAN v FOOD, THERE CAN BE NO WINNER

The Hungry Horse’s doughnut burger is just the latest addition to a calorific trend of over-consumption and waste 
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/nov/18/man-v-food-there-can-be-no-winner-hungry-horse-burger?CMP=new_1194

EATING CHALLENGES FROM  AROUND THE WORLD : IN PICTURES

Eating challenges from around the world - in pictures



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                                 THE GLOBAL OBESITY EPIDEMIC

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                                                       WATCH

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


 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/


29 March 2013 - Mail Online

▶  FATTEST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD: EXTRAORDINARY GRAPHIC CHARTS THE AVERAGE BODY MASS INDEX OF MEN AND WOMEN IN EVERY COUNTRY (WITH SOME SURPRISING RESULTS) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2301172/Fattest-countries-world-revealed-Extraordinary-graphic-charts-average-body-mass-index-men-women-country-surprising-results.html

 

Green Prophet, May 3, 2013
-▶ JUNK FOOD FOR KIDS AGAINST THE LAW IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES http://www.greenprophet.com/2012/05/gulf-obesity-spurs-health-mafia/

 

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


Thomson Reuters Foundation, February 28, 2014

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

 

Green Prophet, February 20, 2014
-▶  IN JORDAN, 33 PERCENT STANDING CAN'T SEE THEIR FEET http://www.greenprophet.com/2014/02/in-jordan-33-percent-standing-cant-see-their-feet/

 

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

 

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

 

- ▶ FAT & STARVING? OBESITY AND MALNUTRITION IN WESTERN AFRICA  http://foodtank.org/news/fat-starving-obesity-malnutrition-in-western-africa


                     THE GREAT AMERICAN EXPORT - JUNK FOOD

         China Will Soon Rule the World In Processed Food Consumption

                                   http://sco.lt/6Q2za5


                                                      WATCH:

                                           PBS VIDEO REPORT

  IN EL SALVADOR, AMERICAN JUNK FOOD CREATING CHAOS WITH HEALTH, CHILDREN AND CULTURAL NORMS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997415995/in-el-salvador-american-junk-food-creating-chaos-with-health-children-and-cultural-norms-video-report


- ▶ A GLOBAL THREAT SAYS UN, WHO PANEL: HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS IN OUR FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT http://sco.lt/7OIAM5


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                                       IMPACT ON CHILDREN

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


 ▶ 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


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MAPS: THE MYSTERIOUS LINK BETWEEN ANTIBIOTICS AND OBESITY http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/11/maps-antibiotics-prescriptions-obesity-states


KansasCity Star, November 24, 2013

HIGH INTAKE OF ANTIBIOTICS (IN YOUR FOOD TOO) OVERLAPS WITH OBESITY RATES IN MIDWEST AND SOUTH http://www.kansascity.com/2013/11/24/4647913/midwest-and-south-are-homes-to.html


                          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


 - ▶ 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/1551462275/coronary-capitalism


Food Safety News, June 30, 2014

 -▶ AMA SEEKS BAN ON ANTIBIOTIC USE ON FARMS FOR GROWTH PROMOTION  http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2014/06/american-medical-association-calls-for-federal-action-on-antibiotic-use-on-farms/


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


                                             HIGH STEAKS

                                 The Hidden Costs of Meat

                    Confined Animal Feeding Lots and Antibotics

                                         http://sco.lt/5G3rBB


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


                  CHALLENGING THE CORPORATE FOOD MONOPOLY

                     FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD

                                        http://sco.lt/96Cmaf

 

 ▶  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


                                               "FOODOPOLY"

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


- ▶ HOW THE BIG FOOD INDUSTRY HAS ENCOURAGED US TO EAT OURSELVES TO DEATH http://sco.lt/5YISkT


- ▶ IS FAST FOOD WITH INTEGRITY POSSIBLE?  CHIPOTLE THINKS SO  -- GOES GMO FREE http://sco.lt/7GdAR7



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

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

 

                                        SALT, SUGAR, FAT

                    HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED US

                                      http://sco.lt/5edsnZ


                                          FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATH

                   "Food Deserts" and the Corporate Food Monopoly

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3599063380/fast-food-slow-death-food-deserts-and-the-corporate-food-monopoly



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                               BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE

                    GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD - GMOs


-▶ ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE PLANTS'? http://sco.lt/9JFS65


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

 

 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/

 

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



March-April 2012 Watershed Sentinel

 - ▶ CORN ON THE BORDER - NAFTA & FOOD CHANGES IN MEXICO http://www.watershedsentinel.ca/content/corn-border-line-how-nafta-changed-food-security-mexico

 

October 31, 2011- Food Freedom

 - ▶ OH, WHAT THEY DID TO SACRED CORN: GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORN AND HISPANICS http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/oh-what-they-did-to-sacred-corn-genetically-engineered-corn-and-hispanics/

 

▶  AFRICA:  NAIMBIA AGRONOMIC BOARD CONDEMNS GENETICALLY MODIFIED MAIZE FOUND IN CONSUMER FOOD PRODUCTS  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3997561898/nambia-agronomic-board-condemns-genetically-modified-maize-found-in-consumer-food-products



- ▶ WAKE UP AND SMELL THE GMOs - A MOTHER'S VOICE http://sco.lt/9Dv6VF


April 13, 2013 New York Times
THINK THOSE CHEMICALS IN YOUR FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/14/sunday-review/think-those-chemicals-have-been-tested.html?_r=0


- ▶ 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


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/

 

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

 


▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/686Qi1


Future Food, November 18, 2014
-▶  SUSTAINABLE FARMING GOES BACK TO THE FUTURE http://futurefood2050.com/sustainable-farming-goes-back-to-the-future/

 

                                                        VIDEO

                                      HARVESTING JUSTICE

               TRANSFORMING THE FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN IN THE USA

                                          http://sco.lt/668m5x


 - ▶ PATENT FOR A PIG:  Scientists "improve" transgenic GMO 'Enviropigs' http://sco.lt/7hrnF3

 


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

 

                                                     WATCH --

                                      ALL ABOUT GMO CROPS

                        A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki   

             "What Are Roundup Ready & Bt Pesticide GMO Crops?"

                                                http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

 

 - ▶ THICH NHAT HANH: BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH | Guardian Sustainable Business | guardian.co.uk http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values?intcmp=239

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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Lots of good links on the site I can use
Santiago Caro's curator insight, May 16, 10:57 AM

I think its a good source because it gives reasons and it has really good explanations that are true. People are getting obese, and its really bad for peoples health.

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HIGH STEAKS

HIGH STEAKS | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it



Friends of The Earth, October 31, 2014

  -▶ HIGH STEAKS: THE CASE FOR LESS AND BETTER MEAT. There’s a high price to pay for that juicy T-Bone from supermarkets. Most meat, poultry, eggs and dairy sold in restaurants and supermarkets in the U.S. comes from factory farms — where animals are often raised in cruel, cramped and unsanitary conditions. In order to prevent disease and promote faster growth, they are frequently pumped with doses of antibiotics. This practice has contributed to the rise of antibiotic-resistant diseases in human populations, which pose one of the greatest public health threats of our time. THE CASE FOR LESS AND BETTER MEAT ... READ ON   https://medium.com/friends-of-the-earth-newsmagazine/high-steaks-827023cb0456


The Daily Climate, November 10, 2014
-▶  GLOBAL MEAT DEMAND PLOWS UP BRAZIL'S 'UNDERGROUND FOREST'  http://www.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2014/11/brazil-meat-cerrado-deforestation


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


George Monbiot, December 17, 2014
OVERGROWTH: What can you say about a society whose food production must be hidden from public view? In which the factory farms and slaughterhouses supplying much of our diet must be guarded like arsenals to prevent us from seeing what happens there?
The growth rate of broiler chickens has quadrupled in 50 years: they are now killed at seven weeks(2). By then they are often crippled by their weight. Animals selected for obesity cause obesity. Bred to bulge, scarcely able to move, overfed, factory farmed chickens now contain almost three times as much fat as chickens did in 1970, and just two thirds of the protein(3). Stalled pigs and feedlot cattle have undergone a similar transformation. Meat production? No, this is fat production.
http://www.monbiot.com/2014/12/16/overgrowth/


                               SO YOU WANT TO EAT MEAT?

                                   FEEDLOTS vs PASTURES

                                         http://sco.lt/4qkbib


Inhabitat, December 20, 2014
  -▶ U.S. CONGRESS IS FORBIDDING DIETARY EXPERTS FROM TALKING ABOUT FOOD=RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS

  http://inhabitat.com/congress-is-forbidding-dietary-experts-from-talking-about-food-related-environmental-concerns/



Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2014
  -▶  CHINA'S HARD LINE ON BIOTECH BURNS U.S. HAY : Traces of GMO Alfalfa, Unapproved by Beijing, Wreak Havoc With a Formerly Booming U.S. Crop http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-hay-exports-to-china-shrivel-up-1418598477

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                                              VIDEO 11:50
           FARM TO FRIDGE - THE TRUTH BEHIND MEAT PRODUCTION
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=THIODWTqx5E#!


FutureFood 2050 October 23, 2014
  -▶ BREEDING A HEALTHIER LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY. 

Improving animal welfare is crucial to long-term sustainability, says livestock expert Temple Grandin. http://futurefood2050.com/breeding-a-healthier-livestock-industry/



EcoWatch, November 28, 2014
  -▶ STUNNING AERIAL PHOTOS SHOW HOW FACTORY FARMS RAVAGE THE EARTH http://ecowatch.com/2014/11/28/factory-farms-photos-mishka-henner/


Stuff.co.nz , November 25, 2014
  -▶ EVERYTHING IS A COMMODITY NOW:  BIG JUMP IN BOBBY CALF KILL. Beef+Lamb economist Rob Davison said 2.07 million calves were culled in the year ended September, up 9.8 per cent on the comparable period last year... There seems to be no one reason for the significant rise in unwanted calves sent for "processing", as reported to Beef + Lamb NZ by the country's meat companies. http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/beef/63489037/big-jump-in-bobby-calf-kill


Truthout, November 23, 2014
  -▶ IS THE GRASS-FED REALLY GREENER?  BEEF PRODUCTION IN THE AMERICAS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/27609-is-the-grass-fed-really-greener-beef-production-in-the-americas


DW News, November 22, 2014
  -▶ EU GREENS TO CONFRONT INDUSTRIALIZED FARM LOBBY. Germany's opposition Greens have set their sights on nutrition that avoids mass livestock farming. They have accused Chancellor Angela Merkel's government of giving agriculturalized industry an unrestrained free run.

http://www.dw.de/greens-to-confront-industrialized-farm-lobby/a-18080664


                                                MEATONOMICS

                              The Dirty Truth About Cheap Meat

                                              http://sco.lt/5MiErp



Audubon Magazine, November-December
  -▶ FOOD FIGHT: REFORMING THE FARM http://mag.audubon.org/articles/climate/food-fight-reforming-farm


Future Food, November 18, 2014
-▶ GREENER PASTURES FOR CATTLE RANCHING. Colombian farming researcher Enrique Murgueitio advocates grazing animals on wooded land to boost sustainability and production.  http://futurefood2050.com/greener-pastures-for-cattle-ranching/


US News & World Report, November 04, 2014
  -▶ ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT HOSPITAL GERM TRACED TO LIVESTOCK, STUDY FINDS http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2014/11/04/antibiotic-resistant-hospital-germ-traced-to-uk-livestock-study-finds


Reuters, October 22, 2013
 -▶  REPORT SLAMS CONTINUED ANTIBIOTIC USE IN U.S. LIVESTOCK http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/22/us-usa-agriculture-antibiotics-idUSBRE99L1F420131022?feedType=RSS&

feedName=environmentNews


▶  FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY (What Are You Eating?) http://sco.lt/5u5Gyn


 

                                THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT

             CAFOs AND INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMING YOUR MEAT

                                             http://sco.lt/5pYaYr


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


                                                   WATCH

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

         When Animals Become Inanimate Objects On A Balance Sheet     

                                          http://sco.lt/7WUGp7



HuffingtonPostGreen, October 30, 2014
  -▶ MEAT HAS SEASONS, JUST LIKE PRODUCE.  AND HERE'S HOW FACTORY FARMING HAS MESSED WITH THAT

  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/30/seasonal-meat_n_6063340.html


  -▶ APOCALYPSE OF THE "HAPPY MEAL" - WORSHIPING THE GOLDEN CALF http://sco.lt/9Ey17x


 

                                                     WATCH

                                                      "ALMA"

A journey into the soul of humanity - A powerful statement about deforestation and the global industrial economy.

-▶  "ALMA" explores the devastating impacts of the cattle industry on the Amazon and a powerful statement about the global industrial economy.

Beautifully shot, alternately joyful and horrifying, Alma captures the ecological, and even spiritual, cost of meat, dairy, and leather production in the Amazon.

A cinematic journey into the world's forests and the industries that are destroying them, this time heading to Brazil to explore the devastating impacts of the cattle industry. Here he creates a powerful statement about the global industrial economy and the speed with which virgin forests are being cleared for timber and new grazing land... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8uVOYQPobzo


August 26, 2013 Mongabay
-▶  85% OF BRAZILIAN LEATHER GOES TO MARKETS SENSITIVE TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0822-tcs-walker-brazil-cattle.html


Guardian, March 10, 2013

▶ LUXURY LEATHER AND THE AMAZON http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/03/luxury-leather-and-amazon-deforestation

 

Rainforest Alliance
-▶  THE AMAZON'S FIRST SUSTAINABLE CATTLE RANCH: CATTLE THE RIGHT WAY  http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/stories/cattle-and-conservation


-▶  AMAZON RAINFORESTS: DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE, DEVASTATING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES  http://sco.lt/9FG1Lt



                                      MORE, BIGGER, FASTER

           What You Need To Know About Factory Farming Your Food

                                             http://sco.lt/8usxzV


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


In These Times, December 01, 2014
 - ▶ THE ONE THING WORSE THAN BIG DAIRY'S ABUSE OF COWS THE ABUSE OF WORKERS http://inthesetimes.com/article/17348/big_dairy_work_an_udderly_bad_job



▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/686Qi1



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Christian Allié's curator insight, November 4, 11:39 AM

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More beef and bacon means fewer bees and butterflies

The planting of vast monocultures has led to the loss of critical habitat for many beneficial plants and pollinators, including honey bees, which are critical to our food supply. Between 2008 and 2011, more than 23 million acres of grasslands, shrub land and wetlands were converted to row crops, in part to supply biofuel plants and animal factory farms.

 

This destruction of these native prairie lands releases large amounts of carbon from the soil into the atmosphere while destroying precious biodiversity and valuable habitat. Adding insult to injury, the rampant use of pesticides has also contributed to the alarming decline of bees and butterflies in recent years. For instance, glyphosate, a key ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp weed killer, is a potent herbicide that has decimated milkweed, the only food monarch butterfly offspring will eat.

 

What’s worse, our taxes are incentivizing this destruction: between 2001 and 2009 more than more than $46 billion in subsidies were paid out for animal feed production alone.

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Do We Need A Genetic Bill of Rights? Beyond GMOs. The Rise of Synthetic Biology. Patenting Life

Do We Need A Genetic Bill of Rights? Beyond GMOs. The Rise of Synthetic Biology. Patenting Life | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

                             THIS IS VERY SERIOUS STUFF

                  WORTHY OF YOUR DEEP CONSIDERATION


TINKERING WITH THE BIOLOGICAL MAKEUP OF NATURAL WORLD IS NOT A "SPORT".  THERE IS NO BASELINE FOR POTENTIAL IMPACTS ON OUR WILDLIFE, ENVIRONMENT AND OUR HEALTH. NO REGULATION, NO LABELING, LITTLE OVERSIGHT. ONCE RELEASED INTO OUR ENVIRONMENT IT MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE TO RECALL. JUST BECAUSE WE CAN DOES NOT MEAN WE SHOULD.  FREE LICENSE WITHOUT RESPONSIBILITY COULD CREATE YET UNKNOWN CONSEQUENCES.


Council for Responsible Genetics

▶  UNDERSTANDING THE ETHICAL, LEGAL, SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

 The purpose of the Genetic Bill of Rights is to introduce a global dialogue on the fundamental values that have been put at risk by new applications of genetics. A basic set of common principles is essential for creating a framework for understanding the ethical, legal, social and environmental implications of biotechnology.

New genetic technologies pose unprecedented challenges to human integrity, individual liberty and the health of the biosphere. Since the questions that these technologies raise affect all of us, there is a pressing need to ensure the public is brought into the process of regulation and governance.... http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/Projects/CurrentProject.aspx?projectId=5



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Guardian Sustainable Business, December 17, 2014
▶  TECHNOLOGY IS READY FOR SYNTHETIC FOODS.  ARE YOU?  UNLABELED, UNREGULATED. A new era of so-called “extreme” genetic engineering is already dawning in grocery aisles

  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/dec/17/synthetic-foods-technology-labeling-gmo


Guardian Sustainable Business, December 17, 2014
TECHNOLOGY IS READY FOR SYNTHETIC FOODS.  ARE YOU?  UNLABELED, UNREGULATED. A new era of so-called “extreme” genetic engineering is already dawning in grocery aisle

  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/dec/17/synthetic-foods-technology-labeling-gmo


Ensia, September 18, 2014
▶  A NEW GENERATION OF GMOs: IS SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY ON ITS WAY TO OUR FARMS, MARKETS AND TABLES?  UNREGULATED, UNLABELED !! http://ensia.com/features/a-new-generation-of-gmos/



The Harvard group, in a paper published in the journal eLife, described a technology called a “gene drive.” It would allow scientists to make changes to the DNA of organisms that would spread rapidly in the wild.

                                        ORIGINAL REPORT

                                          eLife, July 17, 2014
CONCERNING RNA-GUIDED GENE DRIVES FOR THE ALTERATION OF WILD POPULATIONS.
RNA-guided gene drives could potentially prevent the spread of disease, support agriculture by reversing pesticide and herbicide resistance in insects and weeds, and control damaging invasive species. However, the possibility of unwanted ecological effects and near-certainty of spread across political borders demand careful assessment of each potential application. We call for thoughtful, inclusive, and well-informed public discussions to explore the responsible use of this currently theoretical technology. http://elifesciences.org/content/3/e03401



Biosafety Information Centre, November 24, 2014
 -▶ ALTERING WILD POPULATIONS THROUGH "GENE DRIVES" - WEIGHING THE RISKS. Because gene drives offer the prospect of manipulating many generations of a wild species, the risks have to be very carefully weighed against the potential benefits. In a paper published in the journal eLife, scientists from Havard call for public debate on gene drives. Given the potential for gene drives to alter entire wild populations and therefore ecosystems, they affirm that the development of this technology must include robust safeguards and methods of control.   http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1117


The Boston Globe, July 17, 2014
 -▶ HARVARD SCIENTISTS WANT GENE-MANIPULATION DEBATE   http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/science/2014/07/17/harvard-scientists-propose-gene-technology-that-could-alter-organisms-wild/Ae4XBtXhwOLOeKPQlabbcP/story.html


Science, July 17, 2014
 -▶ REGULATING GENE DRIVES. Genes in sexually reproducing organisms normally have, on average, a 50% chance of being inherited, but some genes have a higher chance of being inherited. These genes can increase in relative frequency in a population even if they reduce the odds that each organism will reproduce. Aided by technological advances, scientists are investigating how populations might be altered by adding, disrupting, or editing genes or suppressed by propagating traits that reduce reproductive capacity (1, 2). Potential beneficial uses of such “gene drives” include reprogramming mosquito genomes to eliminate malaria, reversing the development of pesticide and herbicide resistance, and locally eradicating invasive species. However, drives may present environmental and security challenges as well as benefits.   http://www.sciencemag.org/content/345/6197/626


SynBioWatch, October 20, 2014
-▶ 194 COUNTRIES URGE REGULATION OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY NOW  In a unanimous decision of 194 countries, the United Nation’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) today formally urged nation states to regulate synthetic biology (SynBio), a new extreme form of genetic engineering... http://www.synbiowatch.org/2014/10/regulate-synthetic-biology-now-194-countries/


Center for Food Safety, November 07, 2014
 -▶ POORLY TESTED GENE SILENCING TECHNOLOGY TO QUIETLY ENTER FOOD SUPPLY WITH SIMPLOT POTATO -- UNLABELED

 http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/3594/poorly-tested-gene-silencing-technology-to-enter-food-supply-with-simplot-potato#


The Atlantic, September 25, 2014
 -▶ BEYOND GMOs:  THE RISE OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY. Experts consulted for a recent report from the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Synthetic Biology Project say potential risks demanding more research range from the creation of “new or more vigorous pests and pathogens” to “causing irreparable loss or changes in species diversity or genetic diversity within species.” http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/09/beyond-gmos-the-rise-of-synthetic-biology/380770/?single_page=true


SciDev.Net, October 10, 2012

▶  THE CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY URGES PRECAUTION IN EMERGING FIELD OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY, CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING http://www.scidev.net/global/fisheries/news/biodiversity-meeting-calls-for-more-science-based-information-.html


Biosafety Information Centre, October 28, 2014
▶ CBD PARTIES URGED TO REGULATE SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY
The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) held its 12th Conference of the Parties (COP 12) from 6-17 October 2014, in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea.  In a significant decision on synthetic biology, COP 12 urged Parties to take a precautionary approach, and to establish effective measures to regulate the environmental release of any organisms, components or products resulting from synthetic biology techniques... http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1106


Friends of the Earth, March 13, 2012
 -▶ GLOBAL COALITION CALLS FOR OVERSIGHT OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY http://www.foe.org/news/archives/2012-03-global-coalition-calls-oversight-synthetic-biology


Inter Press Service, October 09, 2014
-▶ SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY COULD OPEN A WHOLE NEW CAN OF WORMS. While biotechnology has been portrayed as a panacea for climate change and other societal ills, critics say these claims are largely unproven. “We are recommending a moratorium on the environmental release and the commercial use of synthetic biology, specifically because of the lack of international regulations and virtual lack of environmental and safety assessments anywhere in the world..." http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/synthetic-biology-could-open-a-whole-new-can-of-worms/

Biosafety Information Centre, October 09, 2014
-▶  SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY COULD OPEN A WHOLE NEW CAN OF WORMS http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1100



▶ TRANSGENES -- MOVING WITHOUT CONTROL

To the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety: Urgent request to address and halt the spread of genetically organisms into the environment! http://www.stop-the-spread-of-transgenes.org/


▶ STOP THE SPREAD OF TRANSGENES: Start of an international call to stop uncontrolled genetically engineered organisms spreading  into the environment!  http://www.stop-the-spread-of-transgenes.org/?q=node/21


Friends of The Earth
 -▶ SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY  http://www.foe.org/search-results?x=0&y=0&q=synthetic+biology


KQED Quest Sciece, October 02, 2014
 -▶ GLOWING PLANTS?  CITY STREETS LIT BY TREES??! UNREGULATED, NO OVERSIGHT.  CROSS CONTAMINATION DANGERS Scientists are worried that the plants will spread with unknown effects on soil, pollinators, native plants, birds, insects and other wildlife http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/10/02/glowing-plants-city-streets-lit-by-trees/


                                               VIDEO REPORT
                             PBS Newshour, September 23, 2014
HACKERS BREACH BIOLOGY THRESHOLD TO TRANSFORM AND CREATE NEW LIFE -- ALTERING LIFE WITH NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT. What Impact Will they Have When Released Into Natural Environment? Can They Be Recalled If Cross-Contamination results?  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/hackers-breach-biology-transform-life-building-material/


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-▶ WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS? http://sco.lt/6fkVAv



                                 THE NEXT GMO BIOTECH WAVE

EXTREME SYNTHETIC GENETICS.  THE IMPLICATIONS, THE ETHICS

                                          http://sco.lt/6TyUmv


 

▶  UNDER SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY LIFE AND FOOD WILL NOT BE A PRODUCT OF NATURE BUT OF A LAB AND IT WILL BE PATENTED  http://sco.lt/7pchOL


                                                   VIDEO REPORT
                                              France24, May 19, 2014
                            PATENTING LIFE:  WHERE DO THE LIMITS LIE?

http://www.france24.com/en/20140517-beyond-business-patenting-life-biotechnology-intellectual-property-science-species-human-dna-gmo-gene-breast-cancer/


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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

 

Responsible Innovation June 12, 2014
 -▶ SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY: MISSING THE POINT http://jackstilgoe.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/letter-to-nature/

 

                                                   WATCH
                           France24 TV, October 02, 2013
               SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY:  CREATING LIFE FROM SCRATCH
A pioneering science is offering researchers the possibility to design and engineer new forms of life on a made-to-order basis.But critics are questioning whether mankind is prepared for the consequences of this unparalleled control over nature. http://www.france24.com/en/20130718-down-to-earth-dna-synthetic-biology-united-kingdom-science-biohackers-design-engineer-life/


                      

▶  THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES = CROSSING PIGS AND BUTTERFLIES WITH WORMS -- NOT OKAY  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1699396402/gmos-and-biotech-the-food-fight-of-our-lives-crossing-roses-with-pigs-and-butterflies-with-worms-not-to-mention-corn-with-a-virulent-bacteria


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-▶ OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ISSUES "BIOECONOMY BLUEPRINT:  Climate Connections http://climate-connections.org/2012/04/30/obama-administration-issues-bioeconomy-blueprint/


May 5, 2012

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


-▶  OBAMA'S BIOECONOMY PROMOTES A GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FUTURE - FAST TRACKING APPROVALS, WAIVING REGULATIONS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3834276755/obama-s-bioeconomy-promotes-a-genetically-engineered-future-fast-tracking-approvals-waiving-regulations


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


                                   WATCH MOVIE TRAILER
                       "SPLICING" - COULD IT BE OUR FUTURE
           Splicing Human DNA Leads to Terrible, Terrible Things
http://video.wired.com/watch/splicing-human-dna-leads-to-terrible-terrible?mbid=marketing_paid_tp_cne_oo_outbrain

 

June 13, 2013 Reuters
-▶ USA SUPREME COURT SAYS SYNTHETIC  BUT NOT HUMAN EXTRACTED DNA CAN BE PATENTED - URGED BY OBAMA ADMINISTRATION http://preview.reuters.com/2013/6/13/us-top-court-says-extracted-human-dna-cannot-be


Mail OnLine, February 06, 2014
 -▶  WORLD'S FIRST GENETICALLY MODIFIED BABIES BORN IN U.S. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-43767/Worlds-GM-babies-born.html#ixzz2Y86dcHec

 

New York Times, February 23, 2014
GENETICALLY MODIFIED BABIES:  FDA CONSIDERING APPROVAL OF RADICAL BIOLOGICAL PROCEDURES-- THIS WEEK  The F.D.A. calls them mitochondrial manipulation technologies. This is a dangerous step. These techniques would change every cell in the bodies of children born as a result of their use, and these alterations would be passed down to future generations. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/24/opinion/genetically-modified-babies.html


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


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                                                       VIDEO

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



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                                     BIOENGINEERING OUR FOOD

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 ▶  PATENT FOR A PIG:  BIOTECH SCIENTISTS PUSH TO PATENT, "IMPROVE" TRANSGENIC GMO 'ENVIROPIGS' FOR YOU TO EAT http://sco.lt/6nOLuz


January 5, 2013 - The Guardian
INVITRO BURGERS: INSIDE THE MEAT LAB" - THE FUTURE OF FOOD  http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/jan/05/the-future-of-food


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

 

September 2, 2013 Institute of Science in Society

-▶  BEWARE, THE CHANGING FACE OF GENETIC MODIFICATION: MISLEADING CONSUMERS AND GOVERNMENTS TO AVOID REGULATION http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Beware_the_Changing_Face_of_Genetic_Modification.php


-▶ UNLEASHING GENETICALLY SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE = NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT  - "FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT http://sco.lt/8ZDraz


The Guardian, October 29, 2014
-▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED SALMON COMPANY, AQUABOUNTY, FINED BY PANAMA http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/oct/29/panama-regulators-could-slow-us-approval-of-gm-salmon


▶ UNPROVEN, UNREGULATED, UNLABELED GMO BANANAS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN IN INDIA: THE DANGERS OF VITAMIN A FORTIFICATION AND OVERDOSE http://sco.lt/9KuWav


                                            BAN GMOs NOW

                  A Special Report: Institute of Science in Society

                                        http://sco.lt/510SOX


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


February 25, 2013 Intern Daily

-▶  GROWING MEDICINES IN GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PLANT REQUIRES STRICT NEW REGULATIONS AND OVERSIGHT http://www.interndaily.com/reports/Growing_medicines_in_plants_requires_new_regulations_999.html


▶  MONSANTO ENTERS PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS, ACQUIRES KEY 'GENE SILENCING' TECHNOLOGY FOR USE IN HUMANS http://sco.lt/8Rrt6v

 


                                        LIFE IS NOT A COMPUTER

                                   Seattle Times, November 27, 2013 -

-▶  REMOVING THE SOUL FROM HUMAN LIFE: -- BIOTECH  BUILDS CELLS LIKE YOU BUILD AN APP

http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2022349958_biofactoriesappsxml.html?syndication=rss


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

 

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

 

 ▶  OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : Fast-tracking approvals, waiving regulations ... http://sco.lt/5uCx8b


 

 -▶ UPROAR IN THE USA: DO GLOWING ANIMALS, HOUSE PLANTS TAKE GENE TINKERING TOO FAR? http://sco.lt/8p47UH

 

 

                                             --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki 

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

                   ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS

                                              http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

 - ▶ GENE GIANTS SEEK 'PHILANTHROGOPOLY' - 6 MULTINATIONAL GENE GIANTS CONTROL THE DIRECTION OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD WORLDWIDE http://sco.lt/6h3lzt

 

 ▶ The Economic Times, November 25, 2013
NOW "MUTAGENESIS" -  AS OPPOSITION TO GM CROPS GROWS, COMPANIES ARE TURNING TO "MUTANT" SEED BREEDING

Mutagenesis deletes and rearranges hundreds or thousands of genes randomly, spawning mutations that are less precise than GMOs. ... The process, which faces almost no regulation, creates opportunities for companies to grab a bigger share of the $34 billion global commercial seed market. But some scientists say mutant crops are more likely to pose health risks than genetically modified ones.

All breeding techniques can create plants with increased levels of naturally occurring toxins or with proteins known to cause allergic reactions....Reports from the National Academy of Sciences, representing the consensus of experts in the field, say the risk of creating unintended health effects is greater from mutagenesis than any other technique, including genetic modification. ...

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/agriculture/as-opposition-to-gm-grows-companies-are-turning-to-mutant-breeding/articleshow/26334154.cms

 

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



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

 



- ▶  LARGE SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/5gy5Q1


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


 -▶  KNOWN BIOTECH GENE ALTERING IN THE PIPELINE
http://www.genet-info.org/information-services/genetically-engineered-animals/ge-salmon.html

 

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

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

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

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

April 28, 2013 The Hindu
▶   SCIENTISTS TO GENETICALLY MODIFY COWS TO REMOVE THEIR HORNS http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/science/scientists-to-genetically-modify-cows-to-remove-their-horns/article4663180.ece

-▶  SCIENCE GONE MAD: CHINA DEVELOPS 300 GENETICALLY MODIFIED DAIRY COWS FOR HUMAN BREAST MILK PRODUCTION  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3601115491/science-gone-mad-china-develops-300-genetically-modified-dairy-cows-for-human-breast-milk-production

 

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:


BIOTECHNOLOGY IS STREAKING AHEAD WITH NO REGULATION, LITTLE OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING - WHAT WILL BE THE IMPACT ON THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH?  CAN IT BE RECALLED IF MAYHEM BREAKS OUT  OR THROUGH CROSS-CONTAMINATON?  WHAT ARE THE BASE-LINES FOR ETHICAL AND MORAL RESPONSIBILITY?

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Fran Exposito's curator insight, November 27, 3:27 AM

The Council for Responsible Genetics represents the public interest and fosters public debate about the social, ethical and environmental implications of genetic technologies.

Founded in 1983, CRG is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

The objective of CRG is to protect public access to biotechnology and  patents. These are topics we have studied and as we can see in spite of being regulated by laws there are some organizations who are focused on ethics related to biotechnology access, patient data protection...

Newcastle Web Consulting's curator insight, November 27, 7:21 AM

Manipulation of human genes creates new threats to the health of individuals and their offspring, and endangers human rights, privacy and dignity.

Genes, other constituents of life, and genetically modified organisms themselves are rapidly being patented and turned into objects of commerce. This commercialization of life is veiled behind promises to cure disease and feed the hungry.

People everywhere have the right to participate in evaluating the social and biological implications of the genetic revolution and in democratically guiding its applications.

To protect our human rights and integrity and the biological integrity of the earth, we, therefore, propose this Genetic Bill of Rights.

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Scoop.it!

Are you eating ‘pesticide plants’? Altering Our Genes

Are you eating ‘pesticide plants’? Altering Our Genes | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it


The Ecologist, September 17, 2013

ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE PLANTS'?

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


The Independent, December 12, 2014
ORGANIC FARMING CAN FEED THE WORLD IF DONE RIGHT, SCIENTISTS CLAIM : PESTICIDE-FREE CROPS http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/organic-farming-can-feed-the-world-if-done-right-scientists-claim-9913651.html


                          THE DARK SIDE OF THE STRAWBERRY

                                                   Investigation

                            The Center For Investigative Reporting

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


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


Calgary Herald, October 20, 2013
 ▶   ARGENTINES CALL FOR LIMITS ON AGROCHEMICAL SPRAYING CITING HEALTH PROBLEMS One area's birth defects quadrupled in decade after genetically modified crops approved http://www.calgaryherald.com/health/Argentines+call+limits+agrochemical+spraying+citing+health+problems/9058815/story.html


July 14, 2013 Wake Up World

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


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

 

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


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


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


August 19, 2013 Natural Society

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


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


Sustainable Pulse, February 14, 2014
"ROUNDUP" PESTICIDE LINKED TO GLOBAL BOOM IN CELIAC DISEASE AND GLUTEN INTOLERANCE  http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/02/19/roundup-linked-global-boom-celiac-disease-gluten-intolerance/#.VI3luydQW6A


Institute of Science In Society, December 10, 2014
MARKED DETERIORATION OF PUBLIC HEALTH PARALLELS INCREASE IN GM CROPS AND GLYPHOSATE USE, US GOVERNMENT DATA SHOWS  http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Deterioration_of_Public_Health.php


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 GENE-ALTERED CORN

                                             http://sco.lt/6przzF


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


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


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


Earth Justice

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


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


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                                            -- YOUR HEALTH --

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

 

-▶ 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


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


June 7, 2011 GMWatch
 ▶   PUBLIC KEPT IN 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


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


June 2, 2013 Nation Of Change

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

 

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


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


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

 

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


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


 

PESTICIDES ARE NOT HEART HEALTHY - THE GROWING GLOBAL HEALTH CRISIS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/985129576/pesticides-are-not-heart-healthy-the-growing-global-health-crisis


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


                                                        WATCH
                                Katie Couric's New Documentary

                                                        'FED UP'"

                         Takes on Junk Food and the Obesity Crisis

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

 

▶  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


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

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



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


 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/


March 3, 2013 -

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


DEADLY PESTICIDE 'BEE FRIENDLY' PRETREATED PLANTS SOLD INTO CONSUMER MARKET -- UNLABELED http://sco.lt/7ydzKD


THE PESTICIDE PESTILENCE: NEONICOTINOID-COATED WILD BIRD SEEDS DEADLY TO SONG BIRDS, INSECTS AND WILDLIFE  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free/


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                                                   WATCH
                            PBS Newshour, November 15, 2014
      INCREASED IMMUNITY IN WEEDS MAY THREATEN U.S. CROPS NewsHour Weekend traveled to Iowa to explore the widespread issue of herbicide-resistant and hard-to-control weeds. Millions of acres of farmland have been affected, rendering some fields unable to be farmed.The EPA recently approved a new Dow herbicide that the industry says could help the problem. Opponents have sued claiming it could possibly harm the environment and human health. http://video.pbs.org/video/2365369832/



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



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


Wired, September 25, 2014
NEW GENERATION OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS & PESTICIDES PUTS AGRICULTURE IN A 'CRISIS SITUATION' - BATTLE LINES ARE DRAWN http://www.wired.com/2014/09/new-gm-crops/


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


Environmental Health News, September 25, 2014
▶ NEW GENERATION:  GROWING UP READING RACHEL CARSON, SCIENTISTS UNRAVEL RISKS OF NEW PESTICIDES

http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2014/aug/a-new-generation-of-scientists


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


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


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


 


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


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


                                                   WATCH

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



                                    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



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


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


 

                                                      WATCH

                       Michael Pollan: "DON'T MISS THIS VIDEO

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


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


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



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



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



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


Ag Professional, August 01, 2014
 -▶ CHINA ADOPTS STRICTER PESTICIDE RESIDUE STANDARD. The new standard includes 3,650 indices detailing the maximum allowable residue for 387 pesticides on 284 types of food, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Health and Family Planning Commission, which jointly issued the standard.  Compared with the current standard that took effect in 2012, the new standard contains 1,357 new indices covering 65 new pesticides and 43 new types of food.
The standard covers vegetables, fruits, grain, edible oil, sugar, soft drinks, nuts, eggs and meat. It includes juice and preserved fruits for the first time. http://www.agprofessional.com/news/China-adopts-stricter-pesticide-residue-standard-269591991.html


 

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


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

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


                                                      -- WATCH --

                     ROUNDUP -- THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                                                  GLYPHOSATES

               New Charges Against Monsanto's Pesticide 'Roundup'

                                                http://sco.lt/5bdPhx



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


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



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



                                             --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki                      

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

                                             http://sco.lt/5n6cuP


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

 


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


Earth Justice, July 16, 2013

PESTICIDES TAKING HEALTH TOLL ON FARM WORKERS.

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


Times-Standard Online, November 30, 2013

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

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


The Atlantic, October 06, 2014
THE AMISH FARMERS REINVENTING NATURAL ORGANIC AGRICULTURE -- WITHOUT CHEMICAL WARFARE http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/10/the-amish-farmer-replacing-pesticides-with-nutrition/380825/


                                      YourIs, September 16, 2014
  ▶  SCIENTISTS ARE EXPERIMENTING WITH SOUND VIBRATIONS TO REPLACE PESTICIDE, BOOST HARVESTS.
Scientists in Italy are experimenting with sound vibrations to replace pesticides. Adapting different eco-friendly methods they are able to boost harvests and open up a new chapter in sustainable farming http://www.youris.com/Bioeconomy/BIOECONOMY-TV/Reducing-Pesticides-And-Boosting-Harvests.kl



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                                               GMO CROPS

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                                                  REPORT

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


                                                   VIDEO:

                                             ISLANDS AT RISK

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

                                          http://sco.lt/89RTVZ


 HuffingtonPost Green, September 15, 2014

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


▶ NEW RESEARCH: GMO FOOD FAR WORSE THAT WE THINK - THEIR TOXIC CHEMICAL COCKTAILS http://www.activistpost.com/2012/02/new-research-gmo-food-far-worse-than-we.html



WHY IS THERE SO LITTLE INDEPENDENT PEER REVIEWED GMO RESEARCH? http://sco.lt/5FIWcD



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


 RT News, February 24, 2014
FINALLY, SOME ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:  GMO CROPS MAY CAUSE MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL (AND HUMAN HEALTH) RISKS, USDA ADMITS http://rt.com/usa/usda-gmo-risk-report-537/

 

  

FRANCE24 , January 13, 2014

▶  U.S. 'SUPERWEEDS' EPIDEMIC SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON GMOs http://www.france24.com/en/20140113-us-superweeds-epidemic-shines-spotlight-gmos/


The Week, October 8, 2013
PEAK SOIL:  WHY NUTRITION IS DISAPPEARING FROM OUR FOOD http://theweek.com/article/index/250753/peak-soil-why-nutrition-is-disappearing-from-our-food



RT USA, December 3, 2013

ABSOLUTE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS WANT #GMO FOOD LABELED http://rt.com/usa/gmo-labeled-majority-americans-601/#.Up5DPW6-Pr8.twitter

 

PAN - August 16, 2013

WHY GE LABELING IS MONSANTO'S WORST NIGHTMARE -- -PESTICIDES http://www.panna.org/blog/why-ge-labeling-monsantos-worst-nightmare

 

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

 

Reuter, February 25, 2014

IS THE USDA FINALLY ADMITTING THE PROBLEMS WITH GMO CROPS? - USDA REPORT http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/24/usda-gmo-report-idUSL1N0LT16M20140224


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 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


 ▶  THE WAR AGAINST ORGANICS:  WHAT' AN 'ORGANIC' LABEL REALLY WORTH? http://sco.lt/718cfh

 

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 Democracy Now, October 30, 2013

 -▶ THE FOUNDING FABLES OF INDUSTRIALIZED AGRICULTURE http://fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2013/oct/30/the_founding_fables_of_industrialized_agriculture/

 

A RACE TO SAVE THE APPLE AND ORANGE BY ALTERING ITS DNA http://sco.lt/7FBXY9

 

8 REASONS NEVER TO BUY ANOTHER WINTER TOMATO http://sco.lt/8lfNIn

 

Guardian Sustainable Business October 16, 2013

THE SEARCH FOR SUSTAINABLE CROPS: RETURNING TO NATURE'S WILD INTELLIGENCE http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/world-food-day-sustainable-crops

 

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


Reader Supported Network, October 9, 2012
WHY IS OUR FOOD BEING MADE AND MODIFIED BY THE CHEMICAL AND PESTICIDE INDUSTRY? http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/271-38/13874-genetically-modified-food-industrys-dirty-little-secret

 

 

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                                                -- REGULATION --

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 ▶   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


- ▶ 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/


THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY - OUR PRISTINE NATIONAL PARKS: PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS, GMO CROPS AND OIL, GAS DRILLING http://sco.lt/7N3249

 

 

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

 

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


   -▶ UNDER SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY LIFE WILL NOT BE A PRODUCT OF NATURE BUT OF A LAB AND IT WILL BE PATENTED AND PRIVATIZED http://sco.lt/7pchOL

 

 

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                           -- PESTICIDES DEADLY TO POLLINATORS --

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


Guardian Environment, May 09, 2014
 -▶ HONEYBEES ABANDONING HIVES AND DYING DUE TO INSECTICIDE USE, RESEARCH STUDY FINDS Harvard study shows neonicotionoids are devastating colonies by triggerring colony collapse disorder http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/09/honeybees-dying-insecticide-harvard-study


▶ Telegraph, June 14, 2013

BEE-KILLING NEONICOTINOIDS HARM BIRDS, SOIL AND LEACHES INTO GROUNDWATER, WHERE IT PERSISTS FOR YEARS  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/10119237/Neonicotinoids-harm-birds-and-soil.html


 April 12, 2013 - Honey Colony - Mark Bittman

PESTICIDES:  THE THREAT IS MORE ACUTE THAN EVER http://www.honeycolony.com/article/pesticides-now-more-than-ever/

 

Washington Post, Decembere 22, 2013
EPA's SYSTEM OF TRACKING PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OUR HONEYBEES - BIG TIME http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/epas-system-of-tracking-pesticides-harmful-to-honeybees-critics-say/2013/12/22/7346a80c-6835-11e3-8b5b-a77187b716a3_story.html


 ▶ 37 MILLION BEES FOUND DEAD IN ONTARIO, CANADA AFTER PLANTING LARGE GMO CORN FIELD TREATED WITH NEONICOTINOID CLASS PESTICIDES http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/neonicotinoids-pesticides-colony-collapse-of-honeybees-suppressing-immune-system.php#biotech

 

MILLIONS OF BEES DIE BECAUSE OF NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES MANUFACTURED BY BAYER AND SYNGENTA AND 94% OF GMO CORN IF TREATED WITH EITHER IMIDACLOPRID OR CLOTHIANIDIN PESTICIDES http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/gmo-corn-treated-with-neonicotinoids-pesticides-manufactured-by-Bayer-Syngenta-kill-honeybees.php

 

 

                                                       WATCH

                              Democracy Now, February 22, 2014

                                      SILENCING THE SCIENTIST: 

              TARGETED BY PESTICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA - ALTRAZINE

                                            http://sco.lt/8VIcAz

 

 ▶   'BEE FRIENDLY' PRETREATED PLANTS WITH DEADLY PESTICIDES SOLD INTO CONSUMER MARKET http://sco.lt/6CpeAD

 

                                                    WATCH

                                  "FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE"

                                A WORLD WITHOUT AMPHIBIANS

                                         http://sco.lt/5U62ML

 

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

 

 

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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June 18, 2013 GM Watch

SECRET COMPOSITION OF PESTICIDES IS A SCIENTIFIC SHAME http://www.gmwatch.org/latest-listing/52-2013/14928-secret-composition-of-pesticides-is-a-scientific-shame

 

                                              -- WATCH --

                 ▶   THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO -

            The Leader Of The Biotech Ag Chemical Cartel (Full Length)

                                      http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

The Top Information Post, May 28, 2013
RUSSIA WARNS OBAMA:  MONSANTO http://topinfopost.com/2013/05/28/russia-warns-obama-monsanto

 

 

 September 4, 2013 Grist

WHY ARE THERE PESTICIDES AND GMOs IN OUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES? http://grist.org/news/why-are-there-pesticides-and-gmos-in-our-national-wildlife-refuges/

 


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


THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL: AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN HEALTH

                                       http://sco.lt/6NaAqn



        

pdjmoo's insight:

                                           ▶ ▶ RESOURCES

 

-- PESTICIDE ACTION NETWORK http://www.panna.org/

 

-- BEYOND PESTICIDES http://www.beyondpesticides.org/index.php

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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, September 18, 2013 3:18 PM

The reason why you may not have thought much about these pesticide plants before is because our media has found itself in an unhealthy alliance with well paid spokespeople who aggressively represent the biotech industry’s point of view.

lloyd stanley gordon's curator insight, September 30, 2013 6:31 PM

Simply  frightful!  I  have  been commenting on this topic  since I first published my in  house  thesis  for  the  21st  century:Quantum Organiculture. It  was  published  for me  by the  Jamaican Gleaner  company  during the  80s  and  90s,  and  a  modified version  by the Science Research Council of Jamaica at  their  16th Annual Conference in Kingston Jamaica. My  position remains  the  same  and  as far as I cn see is being  almightily reinforced  by  these  findings.  

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, October 25, 2013 7:21 AM

You become what is in what you eat. Do you want to consume food full of pesticides? They are dangerous, disease causing and can become deadly. Just read the facts if you can find them.