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Nestlé SA : Unethical Marketing of Artificial Baby Milk, Exploiting Farmers, Promotion of GMO Food....

Since 1977 (with a break from 1984-1988), Nestlé has been the subject of an international boycott for its dubious marketing strategies. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 1.5 million infants die each year because of inappropriate feeding, because children vulnerable to disease are being bottle-fed on breastmilk substitutes rather than breastfed whenever possible [Footnote: www.babymilkaction.org]. As the world's largest artificial baby milk producer controlling 40% of the market, Nestlé has been seen as a leading cause of this catastrophe, although other companies, such as Dutch company, Dumico and US company, Mead Johnson have also been implicated... http://www.corporatewatch.org.uk/?lid=240

 

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


 

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

 

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

 

Feb 2, 2013  - John Vidal, The Guardian -

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

                 BIOTECH'S ASSAULT ON OUR CHILDREN'S MINDS

            The ABCs of GMOs . Brainwashing Kids With School Book

                                        http://sco.lt/6TduPB


The Holmes Report, June 17, 2013

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


July 1, 2013 The Cornucopia Institute

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

 

 

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

 

 

                                                   WATCH

               "SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY - Vandana Shiva

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

 

 

                          OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET -

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

 

 

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

 

                                Center for Media and Democracy

                  MONSANTO : SOURCE WATCH - INFOGRAPHIC

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

 

June 30, 2013 Nation of Change

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 July 23, 2013 RT News

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

 

 July 16, 2013 Nation of Change

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

 

                                                     WATCH

                        ROUNDUP: THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE 

NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S GMO "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP

                                          http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                              ---IMPORTANT  WATCH ---

                                  TYING PESTICIDES TO GMO CROPS

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                             BAN GMOs NOW

                    A Special Institute of Science In Society Report

                                          http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

                       ▶ MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE ▶

        From Agent Orange to Saccharin To GMO Seed & Pesticides

CHEMICALS FOR FOOD,  AGRICULTURE, CONSUMER PRODUCTS & WAR

                                            http://sco.lt/5TGVDl

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The Diplomat, July 04, 2014
AGENT ORANGE LEGACY SCOURGES VIETNAM -- STILL. Decades after the Vietnam War, victims wither away with scant efforts being made to tackle the deadly chemicals manufactured by Monsanto and Dow Chemical http://thediplomat.com/2014/07/agent-orange-legacy-scourges-vietnam/

 

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

 

 

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                                  THE GMO PATENT MONOPOLY

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

                               

                                    IT ALL BEGINS WITH THE SEED

                                   

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

 

 Scientific American

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

 

                                                   WATCH

              HOW MONSANTO IS TERRIFYING THE FARMING WORLD:

                            THE DEVIL IN THE SEEDS OF LIFE

                                           http://sco.lt/6wRNsv

 

The Associated Press Report:

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

 

Jan 18, 2012

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

 

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

 

                            OUR 21ST CENTURY PATENTED LIFE

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

 

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


 

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

 

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

 

 July 13, 2013 Sustainable Pulse

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

 

 March 3, 2013

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

 

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

 

 March 22, 2012 Axisoflogic.com

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

 

 

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                            WHY SO LITTLE INDEPENDENTLY FUNDED,

                               PEER REVIEWED RESEARCH?

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                                                     WATCH

                      May 13, 2013 Moyers and Company - Full Show:

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

 

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

 

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

 

                             CORPORATE-SPONSORED RESEARCH:

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

 

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

PLEASE READ THE COMMENTS AT END OF ARTICLE:

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

January 30, 2013 Greenpeace India -

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

 

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

 

 Motley Fool, March 05, 2014

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

 

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

 

Al Jazeera America, June 27, 2014

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

 

April 23, 2013 Chicago Tribune

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

 

 

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

 

March 21, 2013

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

 

 

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                                              PESTICIDES & GMOs

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                                       INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

July 19, 2013 Global Possibilities

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

 

                                                 --- WATCH -

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

                                      "DANGERS OF DICAMBA"

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


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

 

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

 

 

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

 

Al Jazeera America, June 27, 2014

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

 

28 March, 2013 Inter Press Service

▶ USA PESTICIDE APPROVAL PROCESS "GRIEVOUSLY FLAWED"

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

 

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

 

 June 10, 2013 IPS

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

 

 

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                                            A MUST WATCH

                              MONSANTO: A DOCUMENTARY

                  HOW MONSANTO CONTROLS FARMERS

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

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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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The ETC Group

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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                                                  YOUR HEALTH

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OutsideOnline, May 12, 2014

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

 

 March 7, 2013 Huffington Post

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

 

 

 

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                GLOBAL DOMINATION, TRADE & MANIPULATIONS

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

 

 July 22, 2013 EcoWatch

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

 

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

 

March 14, 2013

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

March 11, 2013 - Digital Journal

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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                  CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF WORLD FOOD SUPPLY

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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

 

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

 

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

 

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


June 18, 2013 GM Watch
▶ SECRET COMPOSITION OF PESTICIDES IS A SCIENTIFIC SHAME http://www.gmwatch.org/latest-listing/52-2013/14928-secret-composition-of-pesticides-is-a-scientific-shame

 

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

 

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

 

June 21, 2013 Inspired Bites

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

 

May 2013 National Geographic

▶ THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZER

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

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

 

 

 

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                               PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS AND BEES

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                                       BATTLE FOR THE BEES:

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

 

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

 

                                 SILENCING THE SCIENTIST:

                  TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA

                               ALTRAZINE AND ECOCIDE

                                   http://sco.lt/8N2Lfl

 

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

 

                                                      WATCH

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

 

---  MORE ON BEES, POLLINATORS AND PESTICIDES

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

 

 

 

 

                               ▶▶   RESOURCES, VIDEOS  ▶▶

 

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


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

 

 

                                               ▶  WATCH  ▶

  

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 


 

 



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Do We Need A Genetic Bill of Rights? Beyond GMOs. The Rise of Synthetic Biology

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TINKERING WITH THE BIOLOGICAL MAKEUP OF NATURAL WORLD IS NOT A "SPORT".  THERE IS NO BASELINE FOR POTENTIAL IMPACTS ON OUR ENVIRONMENT AND OUR HEALTH. 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.


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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


SynBioWatch, October 20, 2014
-▶ 194 COUNTRIES URGE REGULATION OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY NOW REGULATE 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/


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


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 and other wildlife http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/10/02/glowing-plants-city-streets-lit-by-trees/



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


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


                                               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


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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/

 

                                                   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/

 

                                                   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/


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▶  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


-▶ 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


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

 

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


 

                                                       VIDEO

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


 

 ▶  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


-▶ 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


-▶ 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

 

▶  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



                                        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


 

                                   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



 -▶ 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


- ▶  LARGE SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/5gy5Q1


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

 

BAN GMOs NOW

A Special Report: Institute of Science in Society

http://sco.lt/510SOX


 -▶  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

 

 

 

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The Ecologist, September 17, 2013

ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE PLANTS'?

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


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


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


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


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/



                                    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



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


 ▶   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


 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



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


 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/


▶  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

                                                      -- WATCH --

                     ROUNDUP -- THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                                                  GLYPHOSATES

               New Charges Against Monsanto's Pesticide 'Roundup'

                                                http://sco.lt/5bdPhx


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


 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


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

 

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

 



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


Institute of Science in Society, September 17, 2014

GLYPHOSATE PESTICIDE EVERYWHEREIN OUR FOOD, IN OUR WATER, IN OUR SOIL How Roundup® Poisoned my Nature Reserve.

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


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

 

OutsideOnline, May 12, 2014

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


                                                   WATCH

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


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


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 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


 ▶ 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

 

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


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


Deccan Chronicle, September 20, 2014
 -▶ TOXIC TRAGEDY:  AFTER ENDOSULFAN, TEA GROWERS USE HAZARDOUS MONOCROTOPHOS PESTICIDES. Nilgiris: Your morning cup of tea may just come with a pinch of hazardous toxins. Tea gardens in Nilgiris have stopped using the toxic endosulfan pesticide which have left many children of tea workers deformed.  But the tea growers now use equally toxic  monocrotophos, which is classified as highly hazardous by the World Health Organization.  http://www.deccanchronicle.com/140920/nation-current-affairs/article/toxic-tragedy-after-endosulfan-tea-growers-use-hazardous



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


 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


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

 

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


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


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                                            -- YOUR HEALTH --

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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


                                             --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki                      

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

                                             http://sco.lt/5n6cuP


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

 

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


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

 

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


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


Earth Justice, July 16, 2013

PESTICIDES TAKING HEALTH TOLL ON FARM WORKERS.

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


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


 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


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


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


                                                        WATCH
                                Katie Couric's New Documentary

                                                        'FED UP'"

                         Takes on Junk Food and the Obesity Crisis

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

 

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


The 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/



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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


 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


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

GMO allow more pesticide 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


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/

 

                                                      VIDEO:

                                             ISLANDS AT RISK

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

                                          http://sco.lt/89RTVZ


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


- ▶ 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/

 

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/



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

 

 The Grio, November 27, 2013

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


PR Watch, January 15, 2014
▶  BIOSOLIDS: UNDER PRESSURE, WHOLE FOODS AGREES TO STOP SELLING PRODUCE GROWN IN SEWAGE SLUDGE... Industrial and hospital waste and human excrement http://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/01/12359/whole-foods-agrees-stop-selling-produce-grown-sewage-sludge

 

 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

 

 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 --

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

 

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

 

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/

 

 

                                                    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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 ▶ 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

 

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/

 

THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY - OUR PRISTINE NATIONAL PARKS: PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS, GMO CROPS AND OIL, GAS DRILLING http://sco.lt/7N3249

 

 

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

 

 

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                                           ▶ ▶ RESOURCES

 

-- PESTICIDE ACTION NETWORK http://www.panna.org/

 

-- BEYOND PESTICIDES http://www.beyondpesticides.org/index.php

 

 

 

 

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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, September 18, 2013 3:18 PM

The reason why you may not have thought much about these pesticide plants before is because our media has found itself in an unhealthy alliance with well paid spokespeople who aggressively represent the biotech industry’s point of view.

lloyd stanley gordon's curator insight, September 30, 2013 6:31 PM

Simply  frightful!  I  have  been commenting on this topic  since I first published my in  house  thesis  for  the  21st  century:Quantum Organiculture. It  was  published  for me  by the  Jamaican Gleaner  company  during the  80s  and  90s,  and  a  modified version  by the Science Research Council of Jamaica at  their  16th Annual Conference in Kingston Jamaica. My  position remains  the  same  and  as far as I cn see is being  almightily reinforced  by  these  findings.  

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, October 25, 2013 7:21 AM

You become what is in what you eat. Do you want to consume food full of pesticides? They are dangerous, disease causing and can become deadly. Just read the facts if you can find them.

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When Wall Street Went to Africa

When Wall Street Went to Africa | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

                                             INVESTIGATION
                                  Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/11/bruce_wrobel_cameroon_palm_oil_herakles_greenpeace_logging


Guardian 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/



                                                    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/


                                                  -- WATCH --

                                   Documentary: Farmland Grab
                                           "PLANET FOR SALE"

                    BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

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



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



 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


 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


farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014

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


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



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


 

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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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


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


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


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


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


BBC News, March 03, 2014

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



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


Union Of Concerned Scientists

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

 

                                               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

 

 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, February 18, 2013

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

 

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


                                               WATCH (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/


                                                 AFRICA - SOLD:

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


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


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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.

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


 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


 

▶  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

 

                                       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

 

 

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


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

 

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

 

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



                                          VIDEO INVESTIGATION

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


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                                         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


Biocultural Heritage,
 ▶  SMALLHOLDER INDIGENOUS INNOVATION FOR RESILIENCE. Much of the world's agrobiodiversity has been lost in the last century due to the spread of modern agriculture. Only about 30 crops now provide 95% of all human diet (FAO). The pockets of crop diversity that remain, which are often sustained by indigenous people and small-scale farmers, are vital for food security because they provide options for adaptation, now and in the future. These local varieties (or landraces), are adapted to the natural and cultural environment, are often more resilient than modern crops, and are continuing to co-evolve with farmers to adapt to change. But this diversity is in steady decline and innovation by small-scale farmers is weakening as a result of top down research and development in agriculture, which undermines their capacity to adapt. http://biocultural.iied.org/smallholder-innovation-resilience-sifor

 

One World News, December 9, 2013
-▶ INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE VITAL FOR BIODIVERSITY, SAY EXPERTS. With species disappearing up to 1,000 times faster than the natural extinction rate, biodiversity experts say knowledge co-production with indigenous peoples has growing importance.
 http://oneworld.org/2013/12/05/indigenous-knowledge-vital-for-biodiversity-say-experts/


 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

 

Eat Drink Better

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

 

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


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

 

                            BAN GMOs NOW - SPECIAL REPORT

                                   Institute of Science in Society

                                             http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

▶ 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


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

 

 

                      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

 

 

                                                       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

 


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

 

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 wellbeing. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2445685

 

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                                                     BIG FOOD

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

 

 May 18, 2013 New York Times
-▶  THE HEALTH TOLL OF IMMIGRATING INTO A WESTERN FOOD ENVIRONMENT http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/health/the-health-toll-of-immigration.html?hp&_r=0

 

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

 

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

 


 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

 

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

 

SF Gate, March 24, 2014

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

 

                                          ▶  FARM-AGEDDON

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

 

 Common Dreams, September 23, 2013

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

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

 

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

                                                  The Report—

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

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

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


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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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     WESTERN FOOD, WESTERN DIETS, OBESITY, DIABETES, CANCER


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                       ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE:

       WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                        http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

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

 

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

 

                       THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                          http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

            A VERY IMPORTANT LISTEN & SUMMARY TRANSCRIPT

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

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

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


                                                   WATCH

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

 


pdjmoo's insight:

                                                     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/

more...
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


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


 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


  ▶  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


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/



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/


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


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


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

 

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/

 

 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

 

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


  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



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/



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


VIDEO (5:45)

 GENETICIST, DAVID SUZUKI

SAYS HUMANS ARE PART OF A MASSIVE EXPERIMENT

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


 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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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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TOXIC AMERICA - Billions of Pounds of Toxic Untested, Unregulated Chemicals Flowing Through Your Body, Food & Environment | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it


 

                                    TOXIC AMERICA - REPORT

                                  Environmental Defense Fund

Who Makes the Billions of Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Flowing Through the U.S. Economy Each Year?

A new report by Environmental Defense Fund tallies billions of pounds of unregulated chemicals in the American marketplace that are known or strongly suspected to cause increasingly common disorders... http://www.edf.org/health/toxics-across-america


Alternet, September 11, 2014
FOSSIL FUELS AND PLASTIC:  THE HORRIFYING TOXIC CHEMICAL FOOTPRINTS OF EVERYDAY ITEMS http://www.alternet.org/environment/new-plastics-scorecard-reveals-toxic-chemical-footprints-everyday-items?

CHEMICALS AND OUR HEALTH

FREE ONLINE 6-WEEK COURSE,

Beginning September 15, 2014

John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

This FREE course begins on Monday 15th September 2014 and continues for 6 weeks. The course addresses how chemicals are made, how they get into our bodies and the environment, what they do when they get there and the regulations and laws surrounding them.You don’t need to have a scientific background to take part in the course. The aim is to reach the general public and give everyone a better understanding of the chemicals present in our environment and their possible impacts on our health. http://sustainablefoodtrust.org/articles/chemicals-and-health/


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


                                                       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


 100 Reporters, February 15, 2012

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


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


                                                  WATCH

                                        April 29, 2013 Bill Moyers ---

                                                VIDEO REPORT

                       YOUR BODY IS A CORPORATE TEST TUBE

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


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/


 National Journal
WHY CONGRESS CAN'T FIX OUR CRAZY CHEMICAL SAFETY SYSTEM. How broken is the nation's chemical-safety system? Of the 80,000 or so chemicals currently used in commerce, the Environmental Protection Agency has only tested 200 since Congress gave the agency its marching orders nearly four decades ago. And of the 200 tested chemicals, only five have been banned or regulated.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/energy/why-congress-can-t-fix-our-crazy-chemical-safety-system-20140501


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


FastCoExist

-▶ AN APP TO TRACK THE NASTY CHEMICAL IN THE BEAUTY PRODUCTS YOU PUT ON YOUR FACE http://www.fastcoexist.com/3027840/an-app-to-track-the-nasty-chemicals-in-the-beauty-products-you-put-on-your-face


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


 Scientific American, November 23, 2013
▶  CHEMICAL "SOUP" CLOUDS CONNECTION BETWEEN TOXINS AND POOR HEALTH http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/birnbaum-government-toxicologist-qa/


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


Dallas Morning News, May 01, 2014

▶ IN LETTER TO OBAMA, CHEMICAL INDUSTRY GROUPS SEE NO FURTHER NEED FOR FURTHER REGULATION http://watchdogblog.dallasnews.com/2014/05/in-letter-to-obama-chemical-industry-groups-see-no-need-for-further-regulation.html/


Washington Post, August 17, 2014

 ▶ FOOD ADDITIVES ON THE RISE AS FDA SCRUTINY WANES. The explosion of new food additives coupled with an easing of oversight requirements is allowing manufacturers to avoid the scrutiny of the Food and Drug Administration, which is responsible for ensuring the safety of chemicals streaming into the food supply. http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/food-additives-on-the-rise-as-fda-scrutiny-wanes/2014/08/17/828e9bf8-1cb2-11e4-ab7b-696c295ddfd1_story.html


Bloomberg, August 11, 2014
 ▶ COLGATE TOTAL TOOTHPASTE INGREDIENT LINKED TO HORMONES, CANCER SPOTLIGHTS FDA PROCESS http://www.bloomberg.com/news/print/2014-08-11/in-35-pages-buried-at-fda-worries-over-colgate-s-total.html

 

▶   FORMALDEHYDE "FLAME RETARDANTS" SHOULD NOT BE IN OUR HOUSES, NO MATTER HOW "NATURAL" BIG CHEM SAYS IT IS http://sco.lt/5o8sq1


Environmental Health News, September 02, 2014

TOXIC GULLS:  QUEBEC'S CONTAMINATED BIRD COLONY OFFERS CLUE ABOUT FLAME RETARDANTS Flame retardants are the 21st century’s PCBs, and Great Lakes birds still are the victims. These chemicals in the gulls of Deslauriers Island off Montreal are altering their hormones. In kestrels, they are causing aggressive behavior. http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2014/aug/wingedwarnings5flame-retardants



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


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


                                    INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
                     Beyond Pesticides and Food & Water Watch
                  TRICOLOSAN "ANTIBACTERIAL" IN YOUR SOAP

                             WHAT THE RESEARCH SHOWS.
A growing list of household and personal care products are advertised as “antibacterial” because they contain a chemical called triclosan. While the manufacturers of these products want you to think triclosan protects you from harmful bacteria, it turns out that it may be doing more harm than good. Here is a summary of research from 60 studies on how triclosan impacts human health and the environment.  http://www.beyondpesticides.org/antibacterial/triclosan-research-3-09.pdf






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



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                                                 PESTICIDES

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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


                                                  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


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

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


The Daily Star, April 29, 2014

  -▶ FOOD OR POISON: 40 PERCENT OF FOOD POISONOUS: FAO-GOVT TESTS FIND BANNED PESTICIDES IN FOODSBanned pesticides that cause serious health hazards have been found in fruits, vegetables, milk and milk products and dry fish, according to a FAO-sponsored test at a government laboratory.
The presence of toxic substances in the food samples was three to 20 times the limits set by the European Union, show test results of the National Food Safety Laboratory (NFSL). http://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/40pc-food-poisonous-21921

 

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

 

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/

 

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


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

 

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


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


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 -▶ FRACKING NATURAL GAS CHEMICAL WASTE THREATENS HUMAN HEALTH, THE ENVIRONMENT AND WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/8n9QED


▶  A TERRIFYING MAP OF TOXIC CHEMICAL AND SUPERFUND POLLUTION SITES IN THE USA http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3045639098/a-terrifying-map-of-toxic-chemical-and-superfund-pollution-sites-in-usa

 

                                                         VIDEO

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




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THINK THOSE 80,000 CHEMICALS & PESTICIDES HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/91jqHh




 Huffington Post Green, September 19, 2014
HOW CORPORATE MONEY IS FREQUENTLY FUNNELED INTO RESEARCHERS' POCKETS.
Hidden Source Of Industry Influence Threatens Toxic Chemical Regulations. At the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology conference, focus turned to  -- a move often undisclosed to the public or even to fellow scientists. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/18/industry-toxic-chemicals-funding-conflicts-of-interest_n_5837968.html

 

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CANCER


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


▶  THE CANCER LOBBY  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3059233292/the-cancer-lobby

 

 myEARTH360, March 01, 2014
THE INCONVENIENT LINK: TOXIC CHEMICALS AND CANCER http://www.myearth360.com/2014/03/01/toxic-chemicals-cancer-us/


The Ecologist, April 03, 2014
 ▶ PESTICIDES CAN CAUSE CANCER -- SO WHY DOES THE CANCER RESEARCH OF UK IGNORE THEM? http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2344079/pesticides_can_cause_cancer_so_why_does_cruk_ignore_them.html




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CHILDREN


HuffingtonPost Green, May 02, 2014
 ▶  TOXIC CHEMICAL BILL CHAMPIONED BY INDUSTRY, CHIDED BY CHILDREN'S HEALTH ADVOCATES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/02/toxic-chemical-reform-congress-children-health_n_5247283.html

 

  ▶  WHITE HOUSE STALLS CRITICAL EPA REPORT HIGHLIGHTING CHEMICAL DANGERS TO CHILDREN AMID FIERCE OPPOSITION FROM CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/7AjOef

 

  On Earth Magazine, November 25, 2014

-▶ GENERATION TOXIC: Kids' Brains are at risk from a barrage of common chemIcals http://www.onearth.org/articles/2013/11/kids-brains-are-at-risk-from-a-barrage-of-toxic-chemicals


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UNITED NATIONS:  UNCONTROLLED, UNREGULATED DANGEROUS CHEMICALS COSTS MILLIONS OF LIVES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2773421658/united-nations-uncontrolled-unregulated-dangerous-chemicals-pesticides-costs-millions-of-lives


- ▶ HOW YOU BECAME A GUINEA PIG FOR THE CHEMICAL AND BIOTECH CORPORATIONS http://sco.lt/5dp0wz

 

The Hill, April 28, 2014

▶  U.S. REPUBLICAN HOUSE REFORM BILL WEAKENS CHEMICAL SAFETY http://thehill.com/regulation/204582-house-dems-say-gop-bill-would-weaken-chemical-protections


  ▶ URGENT NEW RULES FOR CHEMICALS NEEDED TO PROTECT HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT Congress has utterly failed to effectively regulate the chemical industry, and thus shares responsibility for widespread toxic chemical contamination of people and the environment. In our daily lives we are exposed to hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of chemicals from a wide range of sources, including personal care and cleaning products, food packaging, plastics, children’s toys, furniture, air, water, our workplaces and our neighborhoods.

    While most Americans believe chemicals are tested for safety, the unfortunate reality is federal law does not require the chemical industry to prove chemicals safe before they can be used in products we come in contact with every day...http://www.rollcall.com/news/new_rules_for_chemicals_needed_to_protect_health_commentary-232195-1.html

 

                                                --- WATCH ---

            PBS NewsHour Report Investigation, February 13, 2013

 THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY, THE EPA AND CONFLICT OF INTERESTS

                                            http://sco.lt/57ufr7

 

▶  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


Sydney Morning Herald, May 01, 2004
WIN FOR VIETNAM VETS WITH AGENT ORANGE WAR EXPOSURE TO BE REWRITTEN. Vietnam veterans have won a significant breakthrough in their battle for acknowledgment of the health impacts of war-time exposure to chemicals, including Agent Orange, with the Australian War Memorial agreeing the official history must be rewritten. http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/win-for-vietnam-vets-with-agent-orange-war-history-to-be-rewritten-20140502-zr2fl.html

 


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PLASTICS & HORMONE ALTERING BPA

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 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


  ▶ OCEAN PLASTIC'S IMPACT ON YOUR HEALTH, SEA LIFE AND YOUR SEAFOOD  http://sco.lt/7yGHWz

 

Huffington Post Green, April 28, 2014
 ▶  PLASTIC IS FOOD POISONING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-kaas-boyle/plastic-is-food-poisoning_b_5219189.html

 

 - ▶ A GLOBAL THREAT SAYS UN, WHO PANEL - HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS IN OUR FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT http://sco.lt/4op9hR


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Common Dreams, April 28, 2014

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


                                   BATTLE FOR THE BEES:

                          Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans

                                       http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

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


 ▶  700,000x LETHAL DOSES OF PESTICIDES FOUND IN BEES  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/973046639/700-000x-lethal-dose-of-pesticides-found-in-bees


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


                          THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                                               "ROUNDUP"
              New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup
                                         http://sco.lt/63470L


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


 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

                                      DANGERS OF DICAMBA

                                                Michael Pollan

The next wave of herbicide-tolerant crops from Monsanto-- will make Round-Up look http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba

 

 

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


                                                      WATCH

                        A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki

             "What Are Roundup Ready & Bt Pesticide GMO Crops?"

                                         http://sco.lt/8QkT7h


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                                                --- WATCH ---

                                     March 25, 2013 Ecowatch
DATELINE TV PRODUCER TESTED FOR CHEMICALS - WHAT SHE FINDS WILL SHOCK YOU http://ecowatch.com/2013/dateline-tv-producer-tested-for-chemicals/

  

                                              --- WATCH ---

                May 13, 2013 Moyers and Company - Full Show:

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

 

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


                                                        VIDEO

▶  KILLING OUR FORESTS AND SOIL WITH CHEMICALS: Majestic Forests in Oregon, at Risk from Timber Industry and Chemical Spraying http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2674358899/video-usa-majestic-forests-in-oregon-at-risk-from-timber-industry-and-chemical-spraying



 

- ▶ MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE SHOCKING REPORT REVEALS http://sco.lt/5JvEi9


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

 

 ▶ HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2850526170/holding-corporations-responsible-mining-companies-devastate-pristine-wisconsin-for-frac-sand-leaving-a-mining-chemical-wasteland

                              

   -▶  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


                                     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


 

New York Time, April 15, 2014

 -▶ DESPITE RISE IN SPILLS, HAZARDOUS CARGO RIDES RAILS IN SECRET http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/16/business/despite-spills-hazards-ride-the-rails-in-secret.html?_r=1

 


 ▶ COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE http://sco.lt/8wLmKX

 

 

                                                ▶▶ WATCH  ▶▶ 

                 THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO (FULL LENGTH)

                          The Leader of the Chemical Biotech Agricultural Cartel 

                                              http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

 

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Dr Vandana Shiva "Rights of Nature" 2014 Tribunal President Statement - GMO, BIOTECH, BigAg



HuffingtonPostGreen, March 15, 2013
-▶ LET'S TALK ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL DEBT http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amy-larkin/post_4514_b_2883616.html

 

 

                                                    WATCH

DR. VANDANA SHIVA: "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

TRIBUNAL PRESIDENT  presents closing statement at the first Ethics Tribunal in Quito January 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3Tl02_bcbw


 -▶ THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH http://sco.lt/7e8Zur


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


                                                  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
                                              Global Alliance
            RIGHTS OF NATURE & INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (22:14)

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPP-X02mdcc

 

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                                         IMPORTANT WATCH

                                             Vandana Shiva
                         FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS 2013

                               DOES GDP GROWTH = POVERTY
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M3WJQbnHKc


The Activist Motivator, January 25, 2014
-▶ IF NATURE HAD RIGHTS http://activism101.ning.com/profiles/blogs/if-nature-had-rights?xg_source=activity


The Guardian, November 1, 2013
-▶  HOW ECONOMIC GROWTH HAS BECOME ANTI-LIFE - Vandana Shiva. An obsession with growth has eclipsed our concern for sustainability, justice and human dignity. But people are not disposable – the value of life lies outside economic development  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/01/how-economic-growth-has-become-anti-life


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


 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/


Ensia, August 12, 2014

-▶ ECOSYSTEMS ARE NOT MACHINES. If we want to save the world, we need to treat nature more as an organism and less as disposable and replaceable technology. http://ensia.com/voices/ecosystems-are-not-machines/

 

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


The Ecologist, August 20, 2014
FREE THE SEEDS TO FEED THE WORLD: Patented and 'indentured' seeds are fast taking over the world's food supply, write Jack Kloppenburg & Irwin Goldman, terminating farmers' and gardeners' ancient right to develop new varieties, and forcing them to buy seed anew for every crop. Enter the Open Source Seed Initiative ... http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2523547/free_the_seeds_to_feed_the_world.html



   Intercontinental Cry Magazine, July 17, 2014
-▶ INDIGENOUS MOUNTAIN FARMERS UNITE ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND RIGHT TO THEIR OWN SEED http://intercontinentalcry.org/indigenous-mountain-farmers-unite-climate-change-24793/

 

                                                      WATCH
                                          "SEEDS OF DEATH"

                                  Award Winning Documentary
                      Big Agriculture. Monsanto, Dupont, Syngenta
http://www.globalresearch.ca/seeds-of-death-and-big-agriculture-monsanto-dupont-sygenta/5393105


Global Research, July 16, 2014

-▶ FINE PRINT OF THE FOOD WARS:  MONSANTO AND BIOTECH INDUSTRY PUSHING FOR WORLD MONOPOLY THROUGH SEED SUPPLY http://www.globalresearch.ca/fine-print-of-the-food-wars-monsanto-and-biotech-industry-pushing-for-world-food-monopoly-through-seed-supply/5393083

 

                                                   WATCH

               "SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY - Vandana Shiva

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


                                           BAN GMOs NOW

                                       http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz


                               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


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


 

                                    BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

               The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning

                                            http://sco.lt/8HZxrN

 


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


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


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


                                                     WATCH

                        ROUNDUP: THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE 

NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S GMO "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP

                                          http://sco.lt/5bdPhx



A VIP READ: CSRwire Talkback - Hazel Henderson

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


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                                    UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS http://sco.lt/8PcKsD


 Futurity, July 28, 2014
-▶ HOW KILLING OFF WILDLIFE CAUSES SOCIAL CHAOS http://www.futurity.org/wildlife-conservation-conflict-738232/

 

                                                     VIDEO

                                             ENOUGHNESS: 

              WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


  -▶ KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE:  HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL  http://sco.lt/99SfhJ

 

 

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and Pope Francis

-▶ ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/57JX0L

 

-▶ ERADICATING ECOCIDE:  WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE  http://sco.lt/7uGWKv



- ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr


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


 

-▶ ‘SUPERORGANISATIONS' - LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS http://sco.lt/6TcKh7


                                                     VIDEO:

FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/5vdZgH

 

 ▶ PALM OIL BONANZA FOR CORPORATIONS WHILE DESTROYING FORESTS AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM  http://sco.lt/5VN27l

 

 

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

New York Times, April 13, 2013

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



Inhabitots, October 25, 2014
-▶STUDY FINDS DANGEROUS HIDDEN CHEMICALS IN HALLOWEEN COSTUMES AND "TRICK OR TEAT" BAGS SOLD AT POPULAR RETAILERS INCLUDING TARGET & PARTY CITY http://www.inhabitots.com/breaking-study-finds-dangerous-hidden-chemicals-in-halloween-costumes-and-trick-or-treat-bags-sold-at-popular-retailers-including-target-party-city/


Chemical & Engineering News, October 13, 2013

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

 

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 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


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

 

▶ 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


-▶ 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://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/story/2012-09-06/un-chemicals-health/57634948/1#.UGuiFNqzOUc.twitter


USA Today, March 28,. 2013

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

 

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


Mother Jones, January 23, 2014

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


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 23, 2014

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


 Global Possibilities, March 23, 2013

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


New York Times, October 6, 2012

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


 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


SF Gate, January 15, 2014

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


Mongabay, December 23, 2013

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


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

 

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


The Environmental Magazine, January 01, 2013

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



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                              HORMONE DISRUPTING CHEMICALS

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-▶ UN - WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION 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



                                                      VIDEO

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



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

 

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


Mother Jones, March 03, 2014

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


Environmental Working Group, October 28, 2013

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


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


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


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


Living on Earth, March 14, 2014

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


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

 

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


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


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


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                                                        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


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Chicago Tribune, April 23, 2013 

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

 

New York Times, April 18, 2013 

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

 

EWG Environmental Working Group, March 29, 2013

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



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

 

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


Ohio.com February 12, 2012

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


                                             TOXIC AMERICA

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


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                                                    CANCER

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myEARTH360, March 01, 2014

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

 

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


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


 Pesticide Action Network

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


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

 

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

 

Grist, March 03, 2014

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


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

 

                                                         WATCH

                             PBS NewsHour Report Investigation

                                              February 13, 2013

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


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

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


 

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


Nature World News, July 3, 2013 

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


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


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



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                                                      CHILDREN

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


Common Dreams, February 17, 2014

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

 

Mail Online, February 15, 2014

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


Reuters, April 29, 2013

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


EMagazine, December 21, 2012

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


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

 

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


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


Reuters, July 22, 2013

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

 

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


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


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


Allergy Kids, May 1, 2013 

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

 

November 10, 2013

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


GM Watch, February 01, 2011

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


The Guardian, December 17, 2013

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



-▶ July 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/


Alpha Minds

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

 

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


On Earth Magazine, November 25, 2013

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


              FOLLOW: -▶ SAFER CHEMICALS, HEALTHY FAMILIES

                             http://www.saferchemicals.org/


                                                      WATCH

                                     March 25, 2013 Ecowatch

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

 

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


Pew Environment Group, August 02, 2012

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

 

Los Angeles Times, January 16, 2014

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

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT

                                   Newshour, January 10, 2014

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

 

 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


                                                  CNN VIDEO

                     Organic Lifestyle Magazine, October 1, 2011

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

 

September 27, 2013

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



 

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


Environment News Service, May 28 ,2013

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

 

Huffington Post Business, Stacy Malkan, September 219, 2013

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

 

September 12, 2013 Breast Cancer Fund

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

 

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

 

PR Watch, January 15, 2014

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

 

                                                       VIDEO

                           Lynn Hasselberger, October 9, 2013

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

 


 SF Gate, September 27, 2013

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

 

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

 

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

 

July 3, 2013 Nature World News

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

 

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

 

Living on Earth, December 13, 2013

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

 


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


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


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                                                       OBESITY

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US National Institute of Health

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


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

 

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


New York Times, January 19, 2013

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


Institute For Agriculture and Trade Policy, July 08, 2013

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


 EurActive, April 24, 2013

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

 

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

 

New York Time, January 25, 2013

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

 

Scientific American

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


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


 

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                                                  PESTICIDES

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August 9, 2013 Living on Earth:

-▶ WHAT PESTICIDE EXPOSURE IS DOING TO YOUR BODY http://sco.lt/7IKHmD


GM Watch, June 18, 2013

-▶ SECRET COMPOSITION OF PESTICIDES IS A SCIENTIFIC SHAME http://www.gmwatch.org/latest-listing/52-2013/14928-secret-composition-of-pesticides-is-a-scientific-shame


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


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


EWG Environmental Working Group, March 29, 2013

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

 

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


July 19, 2013 Global Possibilities

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


 Nation of Change, June 30, 2013

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

 

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

 

                                                       VIDEO

                           THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

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

 

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

                                                        VIDEO:

-▶ ***********DANGERS OF DICAMBA http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba

 


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

 

Food Integrity Campaign, February 09, 2012

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


                                       INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

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


 

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                          GMO, GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD

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


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


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


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


Wake Up World, July 14, 2013

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

 

Natural News, May 12, 2012

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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



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                                YOUR FOOD - WHAT ARE YOU EATING

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


 -▶ WHY WE POISON OUR FOOD AND DR. SEUSS http://sco.lt/9AMeX


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

 

                                                       VIDEO

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


 

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


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


                                                        WATCH:

                                                    TED VIDEO

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

 

Oxfam International, February 25, 2013

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

 

Feb 20, 2013 NY Times, February 20, 2013

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

 

                                       FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATH

          THE $500 BILLION GLOBAL CORPORATE FOOD MONOPOLY

                                           http://sco.lt/6D31xx

 

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

 

 


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


 

                            MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE

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

 

 

                                                     WATCH

                                    May 6, 2013 Democracy Now

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



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

 

 Oakland Institute , February 18, 2014

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

 

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

 

 Mother Jones, March 14, 2014

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

 

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

 

                                             INVESTIGATION
                                  Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/11/bruce_wrobel_cameroon_palm_oil_herakles_greenpeace_logging

 

 Guardian, May 28, 2014
  ▶CORPORATE STRANGLEHOLD OF FARMLAND A RISK TO WORLD FOOD SECURITY, STUDY SAYS. Small farmers are being squeezed out as mega-farms and plantations gobble up their land http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/28/farmland-food-security-small-farmers

 

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

 

                                                  -- WATCH --

                                                 Documentary:

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

 

  Action Aid Report, May 23, 2014
  ▶ GLOBAL POLICIES ENCOURAGE LAND GRABBING AND WORSEN HUNGER AND POVERTY. “Allowing land to become vehicles for wealthy corporations and individuals to become richer while pushing vulnerable rural people into poverty and hunger is unjust, unwise and unethical,” it said in the report.  http://www.trust.org/item/20140523061928-bn12w/

 

 

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

 

 

 EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                    WATCH

                      Corporate Control of Our Agriculture and Food

                           Dr Vandana Shiva "Rights of Nature"

                          2014 Tribunal President's Statement

                                           http://sco.lt/6qeJU1

 

 

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

 

 Businessweek, January 09, 2014
  -▶ INDUSTRIAL FARMING:  STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS MAY GIVE LEGAL SHIELD TO CORPORATIONS http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-09/industrial-farming-state-constitutional-amendments-may-give-legal-shield

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

The Ecologist, March 21, 2014
  -▶ UKRAINE:  THE CORPORATE ANNEXATION: MEGA PROFITS FOR MULTI-NATIONAL AGRI-BUSINESS AND ENERGY EXPLOITATION http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2328765/ukraine_the_corporate_annexation.html


Reuters, RT News, August 2014
MONSANTO IN UKRAINE:  IMF LOAN FOR UKRAINE TIED TO GETTING GMO GIANT THROUGH BACK DOOR INTO EU. Ukraine’s bid for closer ties with the west could come at a cost. With the IMF set to loan the country $17 billion, the deal could also see GMO crops grown in some of the most fertile lands on the continent, warns Frederic Mousseau. "in return for the cash, Ukraine could very well become a test ground for GMO crops in Europe, something the rest of the European Union has been looking to prevent"  http://rt.com/op-edge/183956-gmo-ukraine-monsanto-imf/


Counter Punch, August 22, 2014
IMF, WORLD BANK (= THE USA) TO UKRAINE:  IF YOU WANT OUR MONEY LOANS, TAKE GMOs MONSANTO, GMOs AND UKRAINE

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/08/22/70838/


Oakland Institute, July 28, 2014
THE WORLD BANK, THE IMF, US AID OPEN UP UKRAINE TO WESTERN INTERESTS. A new report from the Oakland Institute, Walking on the West Side: the World Bank and the IMF in the Ukraine Conflict, exposes how the international financial institutions swooped in on the heels of the political upheaval and are vying to deregulate and throw open Ukraine’s vast agricultural sector to foreign investors, in return for aid

http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/press-release-world-bank-and-imf-open-ukraine-western-interests


Our World, August 2, 2014
WHAT DO THE WORLD BANK AND IMF (= THE USA) HAVE TO DO WITH THE UKRAINE CONFLICT. The neo-liberal conditions imposed by the Bank to lend money, including that the government limit its own power by removing restrictions that hinder competition and limiting the role of state control in economic activities. http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/what-do-world-bank-and-imf-have-do-ukraine-conflict-0

 

 April 17, 2013 - The Guardian

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

 

                                                      WATCH:
                                                Deutche Welles

         LAND GRAB - SPECULATORS BUYING UP EASTERN GERMANY

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

 

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

 

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

 

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                                                     BIG FOOD

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

 

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


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

 

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EcoNexus, October 2003

  -▶ HUNGRY CORPORATIONS: REPORT PDF DOWNLOAD

Transnational Biotech Companies Colonize the Food Chain

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Environmental Health News, February 12, 2014

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                       ▶  FARM-AGEDDON    -▶

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

 

 

Green Is The New Red: FEBRUARY 28, 2014
  -▶ IDAHO GOVERNOR SIGNS AG-GAG LAW MAKING IT ILLEGAL TO EXPOSE ANIMAL CRUELTY ON FACTORY FARMS - FURTHER PROTECTING CORPORATE FARMING http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/breaking-idaho-governor-signs-ag-gag-law-making-it-illegal-to-expose-animal-cruelty/7658/

 

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

 

Guardian Sustainable Business

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

June 21, 2013 Seed Daily

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

 

 Pambazuka, February 12, 2014

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                       VIDEO:

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

 

 

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

At present, some 1.5 million hectares of land are primed for lease to foreign countries, and the Philippine government is set to open more agricultural lands to monopoly corporations of the United States, European Union, South Korea and Australia.
Lawmakers in the Philippines are pushing for amendments to the 1987 Constitution to allow 100 percent foreign ownership of land. This is reportedly a condition set on the Philippine government before being accepted to the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), a trade pact being organized by the US government.
- See more at: http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22386#sthash.xl4kiTPB.dpuf

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

           --  A MUST WATCH ON GROWING CORPORATE ECOCIDE --
                                              VIDEO REPORT
                            September 15, 2013 The Real News
-▶ PHILIPPINE ACTIVISTS FIGHT BACK AGAINST CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROYING THEIR LAND, FORESTS AND LIVELIHOODS: Corporate agri-businesses like U.S.-based Dole, Del Monte, Monsanto, along with international and Philippine mines, are polluting waterways and destroying the surrounding farms. Chinese, European, Canadian, and Filipino mines are stripping away the mountains to get at what some estimate to be the largest iron deposit in the world. There also some of the most significant gold, nickel, and copper reserves in Asia. http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10725

 

 

The Week, October 8, 2013
▶ PEAK SOIL:  WHY NUTRITION IS DISAPPEARING FROM OUR FOOD http://theweek.com/article/index/250753/peak-soil-why-nutrition-is-disappearing-from-our-food

 

 

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

 

 

 


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The institution that would best exemplify corporate colonialism is Goldman Sachs. This became all too apparent in the 2008-2009 financial crisis. Goldman Sachs has its thumb on Washington, Wall Street, Main Street, America's heartland, America's forestland, the IMF, the World Bank, China, Russia, and the list goes on. The ruling elite answers to Goldman Sachs.

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MEATONOMICS: The Dirty Truth About Cheap Meat

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                                             MEATONOMICS:

Few consumers are aware of the economic forces behind the production of meat, fish, eggs, and dairy.  Yet omnivore and herbivore alike, the forces of meatonomics affect us in many ways.

  http://www.alternet.org/books/public-getting-totally-ripped-price-meat-and-doesnt-know-it?akid=10871.237541.fpaZ-u&rd=1&src=newsletter890528&t=12

 ▶  MEATONOMICS WEBSITE: http://meatonomics.com/the-book/



-▶ THE CHEMICALS GIVEN TO COMMERCIALLY RAISED LIVESTOCK, AND ADDED TO THEIR MEAT ARE A TOXIC STEW http://www.alternet.org/food/how-americans-are-duped-shoveling-huge-amounts-unhealthy-food-their-bodies


 

August 22, 2013 AlterNet
- ▶  THE PUBLIC IS GETTING TOTALLY RIPPED OFF ON THE PRICE OF MEAT, AND DOESN'T KNOW IT http://www.alternet.org/books/public-getting-totally-ripped-price-meat-and-doesnt-know-it

 

 

                                               FULL REPORT

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

 

 

▶  The Washington Monthly, January/February 2014

BIG BEEF IS TAXED FOR PRIVATE LOBBYISTS

When you buy a Big Mac or a T-bone, a portion of the cost is a tax on beef, the proceeds from which the government hands over to a private trade group called the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. The NCBA in turn uses this public money to buy ads encouraging you to eat more beef, while also lobbying to derail animal rights and other agricultural reform activists, defeat meat labeling requirements, and defend the ongoing consolidation of the industry... http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/january_february_2014/features/big_beef048356.php

 

 

Nation of Change, October 20, 2013

- ▶  MEAT SO CHEAP YOU COULD DIE FROM IT http://www.nationofchange.org/meat-so-cheap-you-could-die-1382275183

 

 September 08, 2013 All Animal Rights

- ▶  WHY CHEAP MEAT COSTS THE EARTH - THE MORAL COSTS
In the rich world, each of us consumes or uses 30 or more animals a year (the bulk – 52 of the 59 billion – are chickens). We don't, in the nutritional sense, need these animals to feed us – certainly not in those numbers. Yet, in order to eat them at an acceptable price we have to imprison them, alter them genetically and chemically, and kill them. We have moved inexorably into ever greyer ethical territory. Any planning for a food future that still envisages using animal products and meat must debate the "moral cost" http://allanimalrights.org/News-834-Why-cheap-meat-costs-the-Earth

 

 

 Mother Jones, November 5, 2013
- ▶  OBAMA'S FIVE BIGGEST SELLOUTS TO THE MEAT INDUSTRY http://www.globalpossibilities.org/obamas-5-biggest-sellouts-to-the-meat-industry/

 

Grub Street, February 26, 2014
▶  CALIFORNIA SLAUGHTERHOUSE ALLEGEDLY SOLD MEAT FROM CANCER-STRICKEN DAIRY COWS http://www.grubstreet.com/2014/02/rancho-feeding-corporation-recall-cancer-eye-cows.html

 

 FastCoExist, June 03, 2014
▶  WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THE THE REST OF THE WORLD HAD A DIET LIKE THE UNITED STATES? http://www.fastcoexist.com/3030951/visualized/what-would-happen-if-the-rest-of-the-world-had-a-diet-like-the-united-states

 

 - ▶  SO YOU WANT TO EAT MEAT?  FEEDLOTS vs PASTURES  http://sco.lt/78Q26r

 

                                                       WATCH

                     Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, December 28, 2013
CATTLE ABUSE VIDEO PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON WISCONSIN'S MEGA FARMS http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/cattle-abuse-video-puts-spotlight-on-wisconsins-mega-farms-b99167789z1-237839491.html

 

 

  - ▶  (CAFOs) 10 BILLION CONFINED FARM ANIMALS POSE ENVIRONMENTAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH RISKS - THE AG GAG LAWS  http://sco.lt/62Uh1d

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, July 24, 2014
- ▶ IS SUSTAINABLE MEAT IS BETTER FOR CONSUMERS AND BUSINESS? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-blog/poultry-scandal-food-retailers-sustainable-meat-consumer-business

 

Grist, June 10, 2014
- ▶  A MEAT GIANT GOBBLES UP ANOTHER MEAT GIANT:  GRAPHS

There are problems with this kind of consolidation...“When all the power is so centralized in these behemoths, they end up writing their own rules in Congress and fighting the reforms to protect consumers and farmers”...

When the Obama administration sought to reform the animal farming industry, many farmers, some visibly frightened, risked their livelihoods by speaking publicly about abuses. But industry squelched that attempt.

Now, the industry lobbyists are working to reduce the number of inspectors in slaughterhouses, while speeding up the kill and processing lines. "But the chickens already move down the disassembly lines “obscenely fast, in my opinion,” http://grist.org/food/a-meat-giant-gobbles-up-another-meat-giant/

 

New York Times, March 07, 2014
▶  MEAT MAKES THE PLANET THIRSTY http://www.americasfarmers.com/2014/03/07/women-in-agriculture/

 

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

 

 Guardian Sustainable Living, March 14, 2014

▶  THE ANIMAL WELFARE AND ANTITRUST ISSUES BEHIND AMERICA'S CHEAP MEAT http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/animal-welfare-america-cheap-meat-industry

 

 Nation of Change, November 17, 2013
- ▶  4 HARMFUL THINGS HIDING IN YOUR MEAT - In addition to antibiotics, and hormones, here are 4 other things that could be tainting your meat. http://www.nationofchange.org/4-harmful-things-hiding-your-meat-1384703292

 

The Ecologist, June 22, 2014

▶  WE MUST RID THE AMERICAN WEST OF WELFARE RANCHING http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2395032/we_must_rid_the_american_west_of_welfare_ranching.html

 

 

                                    WATCH DOCUMENTARY
                                      "MEAT THE TRUTH"
90 BILLION ANIMALS RAISED FOR FOOD PRODUCTION & CLIMATE CHANGE http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/meat-the-truth/

 

 

 Alternet, December 10, 2013
- ▶ HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS TRYING TO MUZZLE THE TRUTH BEHIND FACTORY FARMS http://www.alternet.org/big-agribusiness-trying-muzzle-animal-rights-activists-who-infiltrate-their-factory-farms?akid=11256.237541.4BAflB&rd=1&src=newsletter934989&t=5

 

 July 10, 2013 Grist
- ▶  MEAT INDUSTRY DOESN'T WANT TO TELL YOU WHERE YOUR MEAT COMES FROM http://grist.org/news/meat-industry-doesnt-want-to-tell-you-where-your-meat-comes-from/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_campaign=socialflow

 

 

                                        VIDEO INVESTIGATION

                                      Eatocracy, May 02, 2014
▶  UNFIT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION:  HOW NEARLY 9 MILLION POUNDS OF BAD MEAT ESCAPED INTO THE FOOD SUPPLY http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2014/05/02/bad-meat-investigation/

 

Care2, May 21, 2014
▶  BILLIONS OF 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

 

The New Yorker, November 23, 2013

- ▶  DO PEOPLE CARE WHERE THEIR MEAT COMES FROM?  NEW LABELS ON MEAT http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/currency/2013/11/do-people-care-where-their-meat-comes-from.html

 

                                                       WATCH

                              Video Investigation - Frontline PBS
                          'MEET YOUR MEAT - MODERN MEAT"                   
                     http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/modern-meat/

 

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

 

The Humane Society of the United States, February 22, 2014
- ▶  VEAL CRATES, UNNECESSARY AND CRUEL. Hundreds of thousands of calves raised for veal are intensively confined in individual crates too narrow for them even to turn around. http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/confinement_farm/facts/veal.html

 

The Dodo, March 11, 2014
- ▶  KENTUCKY BECOMES 8th STATE TO BAN INHUMANE VEAL CRATES https://www.thedodo.com/kentucky-becomes-8th-state-to--460569557.html

 

                  BEEF'S RAW EDGES - A YEAR LONG INVESTIGATION

                                          Kansas City Star

                              http://www.kansascity.com/beef/

 

- ▶  VANISHING MUSTANGS:  ARE AMERICA'S WILD HORSES SHOWING UP ON YOUR PLATE? http://sco.lt/97dNDN

 

- ▶  HORSE BURGERS SHOULD HAVE US ALL WEEPING IN THE AISLES  http://sco.lt/8xBiAz

 

                                                 --- WATCH ---

                  IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT FACTORY FARMING     

                                        MAKE IT POSSIBLE              

                               http://www.makeitpossible.com/

 

 September 28, 2013 - Grist

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

 

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

 

New York Time, February 19, 2014

  -▶  IS THAT SAUSAGE WORTH THIS? TURNING PIGS INTO CANNIBALS http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/20/opinion/kristof-is-that-sausage-worth-this.html?_r=0

 

                                                         WATCH;
                "DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM  [HBO] (2009) 1:27:25

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

 

 

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

 

                                                    VIDEO
          The Humane Society of the United States, February 20, 2014
                          UNDERCOVER AT IRON MAIDEN:
                            http://video.humanesociety.org/

 

Alternet, December 10, 2013
- ▶ HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS TRYING TO MUZZLE THE TRUTH BEHIND FACTORY FARMS http://www.alternet.org/big-agribusiness-trying-muzzle-animal-rights-activists-who-infiltrate-their-factory-farms?akid=11256.237541.4BAflB&rd=1&src=newsletter934989&t=5

 

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                                       ▶  FARM-AGEDDON    -▶

NO BIRDS.  NO BEES.  OUR COUNTRYSIDE LAID WASTE.  AND BILLIONS OF ANIMALS THAT NEVER SEE A BLADE OF GRASS http://sco.lt/7ztQbB


 

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                       A Picture Says A Thousand Words

                                    FACTORY FARMING 

                                      http://ow.ly/k2pgD                

                         BATTERY FACTORY FARMED HENS

                                   http://ow.ly/mCAJf

                                   FEEDLOT CATTLE

                                   http://ow.ly/mEGS1

                   FACTORY FARM PIG GESTATION CRATES

                                     http://ow.ly/m8yl3

 

 OnEarth Magazine, December 12, 2013
- ▶ THEY'RE FEEDING WHAT TO COWS? http://www.onearth.org/articles/2013/12/you-wont-believe-the-crap-literally-that-factory-farms-feed-to-cattle

 

Union of Concerned Scientists

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

ANTIBIOTICS IN YOUR MEAT

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

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

 

  Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, January 9, 2014

 - ▶ GERMANS SPEAKING OUT AGAINST INDUSTRIAL MEAT AND AGRICULTURE   http://www.iatp.org/blog/201401/germans-speaking-out-against-industrial-meat-and-agriculture

 

 

  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

 

 

Reuters, December 30, 2013
- ▶  SPECIAL REPORT:
LOST HOOVES, DEAD CATTLE BEFORE MERCK HALTED ZILMAX SALES http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/30/us-zilmax-merck-cattle-special-report-idUSBRE9BT0NV20131230

 

NPR, November 4, 2014

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

 

AlterNet, October 30, 2013

- ▶  RACTOPAMINE: THE MEAT ADDITIVE ON YOUR PLATE THAT'S BANNED ALMOST EVERYWHERE BUT AMERICA http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/ractopamine-meat-additive-your-plate-thats-banned-almost-everywhere-america

 

 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

                              

                                     Environmental Working Group,
                         MEAT AND ANTIBIOTICS - INFOGRAPHIC
                                          2013 Meat Eater Guide
                    http://www.ewg.org/meateatersguide/superbugs/

According to the report, which looked at ground turkey, chicken portions, pork chops and ground beef collected from supermarkets, more than half of the meat samples contained antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Specifically, bacteria was found in 81% of ground turkey, 69% of pork chops, 55% of ground beef and 39% of chicken breasts, wings and thighs. - See more at: http://www.emagazine.com/daily-news/superbugs-in-the-meat-supply/#sthash.pyMxpUas.dpuf

 

  EMagazine, April 23, 2013

SUPERBUGS IN THE MEAT SUPPLY http://www.emagazine.com/daily-news/superbugs-in-the-meat-supply/

 

 

                                                      WATCH

                           THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT:

           CAFOs AND INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMING YOUR MEAT 

                                             http://sco.lt/5pYaYr

 

                                                    WATCH
  80% OF ALL ANTI-BIOTICS ARE USED ON FACTORY FARM/FEED LOT ANIMALS http://www.fixfood.org/fix-antibiotics/

 

Treehugger, December 12, 2013

- ▶  FDA FINALLY APPROVES MEASURES THAT COULD LIMIT ANTIBIOTICS ON FACTORY FARMS http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/fda-finally-approves-measures-could-limit-use-antibiotics-factory-farms.html

 

Cornucopia Institute, December 12, 2013
- ▶  FDA RESTRICTS ANTIBIOTICS USE FOR LIVESTOCK http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/12/fda-restricts-antibiotics-use-livestock/

 

 - ▶  PHARMED FOOD - Antibiotics in Your Meat http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=243035549

 

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                                       BAN ANIMAL LIVE EXPORTS

                                               http://sco.lt/5YsONF

 

 

Truthout, December 21, 2013
- ▶ BILLS IN U.S. CONGRESS CRACK DOWN ON WHISTLEBLOWERS - NOW YOU WILL NEVER KNOW http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/20777-bills-in-congress-crackdown-on-whistleblowers

 

 

 

  - ▶  WELFARE RANCHING:  TAKING STOCK OF PUBLIC LAND RANCHING http://publiclandsranching.org/htmlres/wr_taking_stock.htm

 

The Ecologist, June 22, 2014
▶  WE MUST RID THE AMERICAN WEST OF WELFARE RANCHING http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2395032/we_must_rid_the_american_west_of_welfare_ranching.html

 

Forbes, November 05, 2013
U.S. RANCHERS INSISTENCE ON CHEAP TAX-SUPPORTED GRAZING KEEPS WOLF POPULATION IN THE CROSSHAIRS http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmcwilliams/2013/11/05/ranchers-insistence-on-cheap-grazing-keeps-wolf-population-in-the-crosshairs/

 

 

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

                                                 AG GAG LAWS

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

 

 - ▶  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

 

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

 

April 4, 2013 - Grist
- ▶  WHITE HOUSE GUTS THE NEW SAFETY RULES IN FAVOR OF CORPORATIONS http://grist.org/food/oh-rot-the-white-house-just-gutted-the-new-food-safety-rules/?utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

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

 

 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, August 15, 2013

- ▶  BIG MEAT IMITATES BIG TOBACCO IN FIGHTING THE PUBLIC'S RIGHT TO KNOW http://www.iatp.org/blog/201308/big-meat-imitates-big-tobacco-in-fighting-the-public%E2%80%99s-right-to-know

 

 

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


HuffPost Food For Thought, February 25, 2014
- ▶ IDAHO'S AG-GAG BILL IS A SHAMEFUL ATTEMPT TO HIDE ANIMAL CRUELTY ON FACTORY FARMS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nathan-runkle/idahos-aggag-bill-shamefu_b_4848923.html

 

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             WHAT NEXT? OUR ANIMALS ARE NOT INANIMATE OBJECTS

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

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

 

 

 Alternet, December 19, 2013
- ▶ 6 CRIMES AGAINST NATURE PERPETRATED BY THE FOOD INDUSTRY : THE HORRORS OF FACTORY FARMING ARE MULTI-FOLD http://www.alternet.org/food/6-crimes-against-nature-perpetrated-food-industry

 

Mother Jones July/August Issue

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

 

                                                    VIDEO

                              February 1, 2012 - Tom Philpott

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

 

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

 

 

OpEd News, January 03, 2014

▶  5 WAYS THE USDA PUTS YOUR HEALTH AT RISK http://www.opednews.com/articles/5-Ways-the-USDA-Puts-Your-by-David-Simon-Corporations-Meat-Livestock_Health_Health_Health-Act-140103-573.html

 

Mother Jones, December 18, 2013

- ▶ THE 5 BIGGEST MEAT STORIES OF 2013 http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/12/meat-stories-2013

 

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

 

Truthout, December 26, 2013
- ▶  REALIZATIONS FROM KILLING AND EATING AN ANIMAL WE RAISED OURSELVES http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/20859-realizations-from-killing-and-eating-an-animal-we-raised-ourselves

 

 

▶  CHINESE ENTER US FOOD MARKET :  HOGS and CHICKENS -- UNLABELLED http://sco.lt/7MuubR

 

▶  CHINESE GANG ACCUSED OF INJECTING DIRTY POND WATER INTO MEAT http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/06/china-gang-accused-injecting-dirty-pond-water-lamb

 

 

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

 

 

 - ▶  MORE, BIGGER, FASTER  -  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD: ANTI-WHISTLE-BLOWER AG-GAG LAWS http://sco.lt/8usxzV

 

 

The Independent, November 18, 2913

- ▶  'SUPERBUGS' COULD ERASE A CENTURY OF MEDICAL ADVANCES' EXPERTS WARN - ANTIBIOTIC ABUSE http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/superbugs-could-erase-a-century-of-medical-advances-experts-warn-8944617.html

 

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 Organic News USA -

- ▶  Find out more about factory farming & the state of the food industry - This powerful film changed the way millions of Americans eat. Find out why

                                             -- WATCH --

                                             "FOOD, INC"            

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

 

 

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                                                      DAIRY

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

 

                                       VIDEO INVESTIGATION:

                                        "DAIRY'S DARK SIDE"

                             http://www.mercyforanimals.org/dairy/

 

                                         INDUSTRIAL DAIRY FARM

                                               http://ow.ly/m3nKA

 

 OnEarth Magazine, December 12, 2013
- ▶ THEY'RE FEEDING WHAT TO COWS? http://www.onearth.org/articles/2013/12/you-wont-believe-the-crap-literally-that-factory-farms-feed-to-cattle

 

Forbes, October 25, 2013
- ▶ MILK OF HUMAN KINDNESS DENIED TO DAIRY COWS http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmcwilliams/2013/10/25/milk-of-human-kindness-denied-to-dairy-cows/

 

- ▶  SCIENCE GONE MAD -  CHINA DEVELOPS 300 GENETICALLY MODIFIED DAIRY COWS FOR HUMAN BREAST MILK PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/6exO5p

 

TakePart, November 02, 2012
- ▶ DAIRY INDUSTRY TRIES TO INFLATE PRICES BY SLAUGHTERING 500,000 COWS http://www.takepart.com/article/2012/11/01/dairy-industry-slapped-down-foul-play

 

 Mother Nature Network, September 18, 2013
- ▶ 20 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT COWS http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/20-things-you-didnt-know-about-cows

 

Ian Somerhalder Foundation
- ▶  THE LIFE OF A DAIRY COW: FACTORY FARMING IN AMERICA, PART 5  http://www.isfoundation.com/campaign/creatures/factory-farming-america-part-5-life-dairy-cow

 

 

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                                                      POULTRY

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

 

                                                         VIDEO

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


September 2, 2013 Mother Jones

- ▶  HAS THE WORLD REACHED PEAK CHICKEN? You won't believe how many chickens live on this planet. .. http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/08/peak-chicken

 

 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

 

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


The Guardian, July 23, 2014
- ▶ INVESTIGATION: THE DIRTY SECRET OF UK's (AND US's) POULTRY INDUSTRY http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/23/-sp-revealed-dirty-secret-uk-poultry-industry-chicken-campylobacter

 

Forbes, October 23, 2013
- ▶  SMALL, FREE-RANGE EGG PRODUCERS CAN'T ESCAPE PROBLEMS OF FACTORY FARMS http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmcwilliams/2013/10/23/small-free-range-egg-producers-cant-escape-problems-of-factory-farms/

 

July 23, 2013 Cornucopia Institute
- ▶  FDA AND USDA COLLUDE TO ELIMINATE TRUE ORGANIC EGG PRODUCTION, FAVORING INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMS http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/07/fdausda-collude-to-eliminate-true-organic-egg-production/

 

                                                     VIDEO

 -   SO YOU WANT TO EAT INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMED EGGS? - CALIFORNIA EGG FARM INVESTIGATION  http://ow.ly/kXbz1


                                                    WATCH

                                  April 13, 2013 The Real News

                                              VIDEO REPORT

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

 


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                                            GMO FEED STOCK

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

 

- ▶  DEFORMITIES IN LIVESTOCK THAT ARE FED GMOs AND WHY THE PUBLIC IS BEING KEPT IN THE DARK ABOUT THE REAL DANGER OF ROUNDUP http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/monsantos-Roundup-sprayed-on-gmos-causes-deformities-birth-defects-infertility.php

 

The Ecologist, November 28, 2013
-▶  DEFORMITIES, SICKNESS AND LIVESTOCK DEATHS: THE REAL COST OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED ANIMAL FEED http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2176082/deformities_sickness_and_livestock_deaths_the_real_cost_of_gm_animal_feed.html

 

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

 

Salmon Arm Observer, December 04, 2013
- ▶  GENETICIST WARNS OF DANGER OF GMO - IN YOUR FOOD AND MEAT http://www.saobserver.net/news/234330751.html

 

 

                                                   WATCH     

  "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?

                                        http://sco.lt/5n6cuP


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                                                  SLAUGHTER

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 April 28, 2012 Huffington Post Green
- ▶  USDA INSPECTOR GENERAL: FOOD SAFETY AND HUMANE SLAUGHTER LAWS IGNORED WITH IMPUNITY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-friedrich/usda-inspector-general-fo_b_3333853.html

 

                                                       VIDEO

                        by PAUL McCARTNEY  (Former "Beatle")

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

 

 

- ▶  OBAMA'S NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL.  THREATENS SOVEREIGNTY AND PUBLIC OWNERSHIP http://sco.lt/8kBcEj

 

 

 

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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


                                                         VIDEO
                                      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



  ▶  WHY WE NEED INSECTS: EVEN PESKY ONES - PESTICIDE REDUCTION ESSENTIAL http://sco.lt/94UwhF



 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

 

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


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


                                              WATCH (14.16)
                                 GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD

                 WHAT IS GENETIC MODIFICATION OF OUR FOOD?

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


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


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/


 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


▶  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


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



  ▶  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


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


                             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



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


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


Nation of Change, March 26, 2014

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

 

 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



                                               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/

 

                                                   --- 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

 


INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING

LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION

                                                http://sco.lt/8iunRp


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

 

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


 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

 

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

 

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

 

 Guardian Environment, June 25, 2014

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

 

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

 

             

                        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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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


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


  - ▶  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/


                          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


- ▶  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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OBESITY PLUS: Huge Increase in diabetes, strokes, heart attacks on a global scale - The American Diet and Contemporary Agriculture

OBESITY PLUS:   Huge Increase in diabetes, strokes, heart attacks on a global scale - The American Diet and Contemporary Agriculture | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

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


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

 

 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


 - ▶ DIABETES, OBESITY COULD BE THE MOST CATASTROPHIC IMPACT OF PROCESSED FOOD  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2693949514/alzheimer-s-diabetes-obesity-could-be-the-most-catastrophic-impact-of-processed-food

 

▶ 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



HOW GMO FOODS AFFECT HEALTH: GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET http://sco.lt/61Pv17


 - ▶ TOP US HEALTHCARE GIANT, KAISER PERMANENTE, ISSUES WARNING ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD http://sco.lt/5ZOBZ



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


- ▶ CHEAP FOOD, DIABETES, CANCER AND OBESITY http://sco.lt/8Wz2Qr


- ▶ A GLOBAL THREAT SAYS UN, WHO PANEL: HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS IN OUR FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT http://sco.lt/7OIAM5


                          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


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


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/



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

 

MAPS: THE MYSTERIOUS LINK BETWEEN ANTIBIOTICS AND OBESITY http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/11/maps-antibiotics-prescriptions-obesity-states


June 13, 2012 BBC News -
▶  WHAT CAUSED THE OBESITY CRISIS IN THE WEST? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18393391


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

 

                                                        WATCH

                                             Moyers & Company .

              HUNGER, OBESITY AND SOARING CORPORATE PROFITS http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-the-faces-of-america%E2%80%99s-hungry/



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


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


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

 

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


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

 

- ▶ WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WARNS OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, DIABETES FROM WESTERN FOOD DIETS  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1791753427/who-warns-of-high-blood-pressure-diabetes-obesity-from-western-food-and-diets

 

 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

 

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


 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/



                                                  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



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


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


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


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/

 

- ▶ 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

 

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


 

                                                      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


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

 

- ▶ 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

 

 - ▶ THE COVERT WAR BETWEEN CORN AND SUGAR INDUSTRIES: SWEET-TALKING THE PUBLIC TO KEEP US HOOKED http://sco.lt/6PDz17

 


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


- ▶ YOUR BODY IS A CORPORATE TEST TUBE: HOW YOU BECAME A GUINEA PIG FOR THE CHEMICAL AND BIOTECH FOOD CORPORATIONS http://sco.lt/5dp0wz


 

                                                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

 

  Al Jazeera, May 7, 2012
- ▶ NIGHT SHIFTS PROMOTE DIABETES AND OBESITY - CHANGING SLEEP CYCLES http://www.aljazeera.com/video/americas/2012/05/20125772012710990.html

 

                     THE GREAT AMERICAN EXPORT - JUNK FOOD

         China Will Soon Rule the World In Processed Food Consumption

                                   http://sco.lt/6Q2za5

 

- ▶ WHY MANY MILLIONS OF PETS, LIKE PEOPLE, ARE NOW OVERWEIGHT  http://sco.lt/5V5BsP



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

                                       IMPACT ON CHILDREN

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


                                          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

 

 August 27, 2013 Science 2.0

- ▶ HEALTHY KIDS: FOCUS ON LIFESTYLE CHANGES, NOT JUST WEIGHT LOSS http://www.science20.com/news_articles/healthy_kids_focus_lifestyle_changes_not_weight_loss-118978

 

July 22, 2013 Yahoo Shine
- ▶ NATURE'S RITALIN: 7 STUDIES SHOW WHY TIME OUTDOORS MAKES FOR HIGHER-FUNCTIONING KIDS http://shine.yahoo.com/green/nature-8217-ritalin-7-studies-show-why-time-172900536.html

 

March 29, 2012 BBC News
- ▶ NATURE DEFICIT DISORDER '  DAMAGING BRITAIN'S CHILDREN' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17495032

 

 August 28, 2013 Other Words, Jill Richardson
- ▶ BACK TO SCHOOL LUNCH - HUNGRY AND POORLY NOURISHED KIDS DON'T LEARN VERY WELL http://otherwords.org/back-to-school-lunch/

 

Feb 26, 2013 - OPENING PANDORA'S LUNCHBOX:

- ▶ PROCESSED FOODS ARE EVEN SCARIER THAN YOU THOUGHT http://grist.org/food/opening-pandoras-lunchbox-processed-foods-are-even-scarier-than-you-thought/?utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

- ▶ OBESITY AND TYPE 2 DIABETES EPIDEMIC AMONG U.S. KIDS  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1692372865/can-anyone-hear-me-it-s-our-gmo-food-pesticides-obesity-and-type-2-diabetes-epidemic-among-u-s-kids-worsens

 

- ▶ COKE: WAIT, PEOPLE THOUGHT VITAMIN WATER WAS GOOD FOR YOU http://sco.lt/911gOX

 

                                                    WATCH

                                 A VERY IMPORTANT FILM: 

                                       "CONSUMING KIDS:

   THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF CHILDHOOD" FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-znXsFZJ5E

 

 

 - ▶ HEY ADVERTISERS, LEAVE OUR DEFENSELESS KIDS ALONE  http://sco.lt/65vNYX

 


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

 

                               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/

 

Wall Street Journal, January 2, 2014
 - ▶ GENERAL MILLS STARTS MAKING CHEERIOS WITHOUT GMOs
General Mills Inc. GIS -0.28% has started producing Cheerios free of genetically modified content, making the 73-year-old breakfast cereal one of the highest-profile brands to change in the face of growing complaints over such ingredients from activist groups and some consumers.... http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303370904579297211874270146

 

 - ▶ 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/

 

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

 

 - ▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED CORN INCREASES BODY WEIGHT IN RATS - OBESITY EPIDEMIC http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1469322220/genetically-modified-corn-increases-body-weight-in-rats-obesity-epidemic-video

 

- ▶ FRANKENWHEAT: IT'S NOT JUST GLUTEN: DIABETES, ALLERGIES, CANCER, OBESITY & CHRONIC DISEASES  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1245782095/frankenwheat-it-s-not-just-gluten-diabetes-allergies-cancer-obesity-chronic-disease

 

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

 

- ▶ WWII NEW GENERATION CHEMICAL CROP EXPOSURE SPURS OBESITY AUTISM RESEARCHER SAYS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1824849206/wwii-new-generation-chemical-crop-exposure-spurs-obesity-autism-researcher-says

 

- ▶ WAKE UP AND SMELL THE GMOs - A MOTHER'S VOICE http://sco.lt/9Dv6VF




 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/

 

- ▶ 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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                     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



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


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

 

                                                        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

 

 

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

 


 

 

 - ▶ 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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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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Do We Really Need Corporate 'Climate-Smart' Agriculture Greenwash - AGRA

Do We Really Need Corporate 'Climate-Smart' Agriculture Greenwash - 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


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


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


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


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/


 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 Agriculture:

‘ALLIANCE FOR A GREEN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA" (AGRA) IS A MAJOR ASSAULT ON SEED SOVEREIGNTY http://www.africanagricultureblog.com/2012/02/alliance-for-green-revolution-in-africa.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


                                                     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



                          AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM?

        CORPORATE PROFITS vs SMALLHOLDER FARMER INTERESTS

                                           http://sco.lt/8JKbIn


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



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


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


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


                                                         VIDEO
                                      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



 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


                                 -▶      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


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



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


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


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....

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/



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


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 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



                         WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA

                                       http://sco.lt/7znTf7


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


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



                HOW MONSANTO IS TERRIFYING THE FARMING WORLD

                                  The Devil in The Seeds Of Life

                                          http://sco.lt/6wRNsv


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




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


 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



                                                       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



                                          BAN GMOs NOW

                        A Special Institute of Science in Society 

                                        http://sco.lt/5CPilt




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



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                                   REMEMBERING 'GREEN'

                             AN ORANGUTAN'S JOURNEY

                          Winner of Best Short Documentary

                                       http://sco.lt/5Ddwv3




                                                     WATCH

            THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)

                     The Leader of the Global Biotech Chemical Cartel

                                         http://sco.lt/7wFWFN


                                             FARM-AGEDDON:

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




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Ban GMOs Now - A Special Report: Institute of Science in Society

Ban GMOs Now - A Special Report: Institute of Science in Society | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

"Sadly, a GMO free world is now virtually impossible. Transgenes have already escaped into the biosphere, creating a pollution that is truly irreversible. The least we can do is to stop this global experiment, as it is being conducted without the informed consent of those being exposed to its fallout.  The Biotech GMO Cartel enjoys free license with little or no regulation or oversight, or labeling.  This must cease. We should not have to fight for our food security and food safety while multi-national corporations are making trillions of dollars from our ill-health caused by their produce and products".


                                                 VIDEO REPORT
                               Democracy Now, October 28, 2014
MONSANTO, BIG AG SPEND MULTI MILLIONS FIGHTING COLORADO, OREGON BALLOT MEASURES TO LABEL GMO FOODS  http://www.democracynow.org/2014/10/28/monsanto_bigag_spend_millions_to_fight


Guardian, September 03, 2014
-MAJOR CORPORATE OPPONENTS OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD LABELING TRIPLE LOBBYING SPENDING TO $27M IN FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 2014  
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/03/genetically-modified-food-labels-lobbying-monsanto-coke


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


Nation of Change, May 12, 2014

 - BAN OR LABEL:  THE HOT GMO DEBATE http://www.nationofchange.org/ban-or-label-hot-gmo-debate-1399905396

 

 PR WATCH, April 10, 2014

GMO LOBBY WORKS TIRELESSLY AGAINST MANDATORY LABELING GMO. A coalition of genetically modified organism (GMO), pesticide, grocery and agriculture corporate trade groups are fighting mandatory labeling efforts at the state and local level by pushing preemption measures in Congress and at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  http://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/03/12431/gmo-lobby-works-tirelessly-against-mandatory-labeling

 


                            THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES

                                                June 06, 2014
-FOOD FIGHT, CORPORATE TRADE AGREEMENTS AND STATES' RIGHTS: DEMOCRACY OR CORPOCRACY? Angered by Monsanto and agribusiness stomping on their traditional community rights, consumers are fighting back, and so is the powerful Biotech Agri-Chemical Industry.
Approximately 1,000 counties in the U.S. have explicit authority in their state constitution to allow and uphold citizen ballot initiatives. Fearing that more and more counties will launch these initiatives, factory farm and biotech interests in at least A DOZEN STATES HAVE PASSED SO-CALLED  “RIGHT-TO-FARM" LEGISLATION DESIGNED TO PROTECT THE INTEREST OF CORPORATE http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_29258.cfm


Sustainable Business, May 20, 2014

GLOBAL COALITION FORMS TO TAKE ON GMO AGRICULTURE BRINGING TOGETHER 4.5 MILLION PEOPLE -  A new global organization has formed to take the GMO issue on. The Global GMO Free Coalition brings together GMO-free groups across 6 continents with a total membership of over 4.5 million people. More than 60 groups are part of this first globally coordinated network that plans to take the GMO food and crop industry head on. Among the countries represented: US, UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Russia, Georgia, Iran, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Taiwan, Australia, South Africa, New Caledonia and Ghana.Its aim, they say, is to cut through biotech industry propaganda, providing fact-based independent information to the media and governments that leads to responsible regulation in countries worldwide.

http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25722

 



                            BAN GMOs NOW - SPECIAL REPORT

                                   Institute of Science in Society

                                                  @ISISscience

GM agriculture is failing on all counts while hazards to health and the environment are coming to light. Opposition to GMOs is gaining momentum worldwide but the expansionist GM corporate agenda continues undiminished. GM agriculture is a recipe for disaster as this report will make clear. It is also standing in the way of the shift to sustainable agriculture already taking place in local communities all over the world that can truly enable people to feed themselves in times of climate change. Take action now to ban environmental releases of GMOs, locally in communities, villages, towns, municipalities, regions, as well as nationally and globally. We the people need to reclaim our food and seed sovereignty from the corporate empire before they destroy our food, farming (and  human/environment) health irreversibly... http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Ban_GMOs_Now_-_Special_ISIS_Report.php


 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



-DID YOU KNOW? GENE ALTERED FOODS -- NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET - AS AMERICANS GET SICKER AND SICKER - NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING http://sco.lt/7oVxQH



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


 

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


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


Guardian Environment, September 05, 2014
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EU UNDER PRESSURE TO ALLOW GM FOOD IMPORTS FROM US AND CANADA. Large businesses lobbying intensely to undermine safety regime in new trade deal, campaigners warn http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/05/eu-gm-food-imports-us-canada

 

Natural Society, June 13, 2014

▶  EL SALVADOR PRESSURED TO TAKE GMO SEED IF THEY WANT USA FINANCIAL AID http://naturalsociety.com/us-ambassador-pressures-el-salvador-government-purchase-277-worth-monsantos-gm-poison-seed/

 

 -▶ U.S. GOVERNMENT AGGRESSIVELY BACKS AND PROMOTES MONSANTO'S THRUST FOR WORLD DOMINANCE OF GMO GLOBAL FOOD SUPPLY  http://sco.lt/8RhvPt


                               SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

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

 

 -▶ TURNING AFRICA INTO A GMO BONANZA FOR GIANT CORPORATIONS: Foreign Takeover of the future of farming in Africa http://sco.lt/6qmM1R


RT News, August 30, 2014
 -▶ MONSANTO IN UKRAINE:  IMF LOAN FOR UKRAINE ENSURES GMO GIANT A BACKDOOR INTO THE EU AS PART OF THE DEAL http://rt.com/op-edge/183956-gmo-ukraine-monsanto-imf/


BILL GATES: THIS GRAND EXPERIMENT ON HUMANITY MUST STOP:

Bill Gates Funds Risky, Untested, Unregulated Vitamin Fortified GMO Crops http://sco.lt/6CZccT


                                                  THE GMO WARS -

            AN ALL OUT ASSAULT FROM THE BIOTECH GMO CARTELS

                    NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING

                                                July 21, 2014 @pdjmoo:

There is an extraordinary, well-funded, co-ordinated PR push by the powerful Biotech GMO industry, using Biotech "shills" to write articles (embarking on character assassination such as The New Yorker article mentioned above) in all top publications, on both sides of the Atlantic, right now, with the intent of bulldozing the less informed into global GMO acceptance, with little peer reviewed science references or acknowledgement of environmental and human health concerns. Expect an all out attack including character assassinations, USDA propaganda, heavy lobbying and funding of pro-biotech stances. Could be an effort to pave the way for the Trans Atlantic trade deal, which is likely to contain all kinds of goodies for the biotech industry. Those issues might be controversial enough to derail the talks. This PR effort--which seems to be extraordinarily well funded---could be intended to nail down the approval of the elite media before the trade deal comes before Congress. Stay Alert. Do your homework on the sources allegiances and backgrounds


Truthout, April 29, 2014
-▶ SCIENCE OR MEDIA? THE SCIENCE MEDIA CENTRE SPINS PRO-GMO http://truth-out.org/news/item/23392-science-media-centre-spins-pro-gmo-line


 Daily Mail, May 05, 2014

 -▶ SECRET EMAILS REVEAL HOW UK MINISTERS PLOTTED WITH THE GM LOBBYISTS:  DOCUMENTS SHOW HOW TWO WORKED TOGETHER ON CAMPAIGN TO WIN OVER SCEPTICAL CONSUMERS http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2621058/Secret-emails-reveal-ministers-plotted-GM-lobbyists-Documents-two-worked-campaign-win-sceptical-consumers.html

 

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

 

Sustainable Pulse, May 06, 2014
 -▶ UK GOVERNMENT COLLUSION WITH GMO INDUSTRY EXPOSED (NOW LET'S GO FOR THE USDA TOO) http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/05/06/uk-government-gm-industry-secret-collusion-exposed/#.U2mR48f1_OQ

 

                                                       WATCH

                  "SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY - Vandana Shiva

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

 

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

 

Urban Homestead Honey, July 27, 2014

 -▶ VANDANA SHIVA:  MONSANTO & BIOTECH INDUSTRY PUSHING FOR WORLD MONOPOLY THROUGH GMO SEED SUPPLY http://www.urbanhomesteadhoney.com/article_detail/vandana-shiva-monsanto-biotech-industry-pushing-for-world-food-monopoly-through-seed-supply-620.html


Sydney Morning Herald, June 20, 2014
  GENETICALLY MODIFIED GRASS FOR DAIRY COWS SPARK CONCERN http://www.smh.com.au/environment/genetically-modified-grass-for-dairy-cows-sparks-concern-20140620-zsfzo.html

 

 BrazzilMag, August 10, 2014
- ▶ SCIENTISTS APPEAL TO POPE TO GET GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS BANNED IN BRAZIL http://www.brazzilmag.com/component/content/article/137-august-2014/13130-scientists-appeal-to-pope-to-get-gm-foods-banned-in-brazil.html

 

                                                   WATCH

                    POISONING PARADISE: ISLANDS AT RISK

                       The Genetic Engineering War in Hawai'i

                                      http://sco.lt/8hNxzd

 

RT News, August 21, 2014
 -▶ END OF THE LINE:  GMO PRODUCTION IN CHINA HALTED http://rt.com/news/181860-gm-china-rice-stopped/


Huffington Post Green, June 17, 2014

 -▶ CHINA'S REJECTION OF GMO CORN HAS COST U.S. UP TO $2.9 BILLION http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/gmo-corn-china_n_5162921.html

 

 Sustainable Pulse, May 11, 2014
 -▶ CHINA: WE MUST FACE THE HARM CAUSED BY IMPORTED GM SOYBEANS TO 1.3 BILLION CHINESE PEOPLE ...http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/05/11/must-face-harm-caused-imported-gm-soybeans-1-3-billion-chinese-people/#.U3MfHC_p5K4


Digital Journal, May 05, 2014
 -▶ FRANCE DEFINITIVELY BANS GENETICALLY MODIFIED  MON810 CORN PRODUCED BY US FIRM, MONSANTO http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/france-definitively-bans-gm-corn/article/382987

 

TruthOut, July 21, 2014
 -▶ DO NOT GENETICALLY MODIFY MY FOOD !! http://truth-out.org/news/item/25072-do-not-gm-my-food

 

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



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                                         GMOs AND YOUR HEALTH

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


The Institute of Science in Society, May 29, 2013

-▶ 800 SCIENTISTS DEMAND GLOBAL GMO "EXPERIMENT" END http://wewillblowyourmind.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/800-scientists-demand-global-gmo.html?m=1

 European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility, October 21, 2013

THERE IS NO CONSENSUS ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD SAFETY http://www.ensser.org/increasing-public-information/no-scientific-consensus-on-gmo-safety/


 ▶ 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

 NaturalNews, July 05, 2014
 -▶ CANCER DEATH RATES ARE TWICE AS HIGH WHERE GM (Genetically Modified) CROPS AND THEIR AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS ARE USED http://www.naturalnews.com/045874_cancer_rates_Argentina_agrochemicals.html


Daily Mail, MAY 20, 2014
GENETICALLY MODIFIED Bt FOOD TOXIN FOUND IN THE BLOOD OF 95% OF UNBORN BABIES - NEW STUDY.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1388888/GM-food-toxins-blood-93-unborn-babies.html

 Biosafety Information Centre, April 15, 2014
MONSANTO GMO  'ROUNDUP' GLYPHOSATE-RESISTANT HERBICIDE DETECTED IN BREAST MILK OF AMERICAN MOTHERS http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1061


RT News, November 26, 2013

▶  GMOs LINKED TO GLUTEN DISORDERS PLAGUING 18 MILLION AMERICANS http://rt.com/usa/gmo-gluten-sensitivity-trigger-343/


Global Research, July 26, 2014
▶  GMO CONTAMINATION OF THE FOOD CHAIN.  DEVASTATING HEALTH IMPACTS. EU FOOD SAFETY REGULATORS TURN "A BLIND EYE" http://www.globalresearch.ca/gmo-contamination-of-the-food-chain-devastating-health-impacts-eu-food-safety-regulators-turn-a-blind-eye/5393405


Food Democracy Now, May 16, 2013
 ▶  NEW STUDY LINKS GMO FOOD TO LEUKEMIA:  GMO BT CRY-TOXINS MAY CONTRIBUTE TO BLOOD ABNORMALITIEShttp://www.fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2013/may/16/new_study_links_GMO_food_to_leukemia/

 

Alternet, July 09, 2014
 -▶ MAJOR STUDY:  MONSANTO GMO CORN CAN CAUSE DAMAGE TO LIVER AND KIDNEYS, AND SEVERE HORMONAL DISRUPTION http://www.alternet.org/food/major-study-demonstrates-monsanto-gmo-corn-product-can-cause-damage-liver-and-kidneys-and

 

 -▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS ARE DESTROYING YOUR HEALTH AS WELL AS BEES, BIRDS, LADY BUGS AND BUTTERFLIES http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/gmo-roundup-bt-toxin-are-destroying-our-health-killing-birds-bees-lady-bugs-butterflies.php

Mother Jones, April 23, 2014

-▶ MONSANTO GMO SOY IS SCARIER THAN YOU THINK http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/04/superweeds-arent-only-trouble-gmo-soy

 

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


 OutsideOnline, May 12, 2014

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

                                                  WATCH
                           GMO : WHAT'S IN YOUR FOOD? (24:00)
       The History and Progression of Genetically Modified Organisms
               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azsS9PAs2gY


 March 22, 2012 Axisoflogic.com
-▶  MONSANTO, A HALF-CENTURY OF HEALTH SCANDALS   http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_64376.shtml

        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


Common Dreams, April 29, 2014

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


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


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                                                     --WATCH --

                     THE POWER OF MONSANTO OVER FARMERS

             A FARMER'S STORY : A DOCUMENTARY MUST WATCH

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



  - ▶ 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

 

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

 

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


INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION

                                                 http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 The Des Moines Register, May 17, 2014
 -▶ GMO AGRIBUSINESS BLAMED FOR 'SUPERWEED' CRISIS. 

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/green-fields/2014/05/18/superweed-crisis-monsanto-roundup-ready/9208215/



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

 

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

 


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


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


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


 

  -▶  BIOTECH IS RE-ENGINEERING, RE-PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF -- IS BIOTECH OUT OF CONTROL? http://sco.lt/4thM6


THE NEXT GMO BIOTECH WAVE:  EXTREME SYNTHETIC GENETICS:  THE IMPLICATION, THE ETHICS http://sco.lt/6JaFLF


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

 

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


 

-▶  HOW MUCH LONGER CAN THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY BURY GMO DANGER SIGNALS? http://anh-europe.org/How_much_longer_can_the_biotech_industry_bury_GM_danger_signals

 

The Cap Times, June 29, 2014

-▶ WILL GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS COLLAPSE THE FOOD SYSTEM? http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/column/jim-goodman-will-genetically-modified-crops-collapse-the-food-system/article_69f8157e-83f2-5058-ab07-e999891c5f11.html


 

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

 

 ▶ MONSANTO ENTERS PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS, ACQUIRES KEY 'GENE SILENCING' TECHNOLOGY, GMO MARIJUANA SEEDS http://sco.lt/6N2Q2j


 
                                
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                                    THE WORLD HUNGER RUSE

                                    "FEEDING THE WORLD"


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                                             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

 

                                   FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY: 

  MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                          http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ

 

 ▶ FINAL REPORT TO UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ON THE RIGHT TO FOOD. In his final report to the UN Human Rights Council after a six-year term as Special Rapporteur, Olivier De Schutter today called for the world’s food systems to be radically and democratically redesigned....

“raising food security within particularly vulnerable areas, must not be crowded out by the one-dimensional quest to produce more food,” he urged .http://www.srfood.org/en/final-report-to-un-human-rights-council


 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 

 

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/

 

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

 

  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/


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


 -▶ GENE GIANTS PREPARE THE GENETIC WIPE-OUT OF ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST IMPORTANT FOOD CROPS http://sco.lt/8LOs5J

 

Friends of The Earth, April 24, 2014

-▶ WHO BENEFITS FROM GM CROPS REPORT 2014
http://www.foei.org/en/what-we-do/food-sovereignty/latest-news/who-benefits-from-gm-crops-2014

 



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             WHY SO LITTLE GMO PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH?

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

 

 -▶  WHY IS THERE SO LITTLE INDEPENDENT PEER REVIEWED GMO RESEARCH? http://sco.lt/8mGIO9

 

 Reuters, July 29, 2013
  ▶ GMO COMPANIES LAUNCH WEBSITE TO FIGHT ANTI-BIOTECH MOVEMENT http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/29/us-gmo-campaign-idUSBRE96S0QX2013072

 

 The Ecologist, July 02, 2014

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


                                                       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


 -▶ CUTTING BACK ON DOMINANT GMO CORN EASIER SAID THAN DONE: PATENTS, SEEDS, CORPORATE CONTROL http://sco.lt/6SxEYL

 

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/

 


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                        DAVID IS READY TO TAKE ON GOLIATH

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 Global GMO Free Coalition, May 20, 2014

GLOBAL GMO FREE COALITION BRINGS TOGETHER 4.5 MILLION PEOPLE TO FIGHT BIOTECH INDUSTRY PROPAGANDA http://www.gmofreeglobal.org/

 

Biosafety Information Centre, May 16, 2014
▶ INTERNATIONAL COALITION CALL TO STOP GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ORGANISMS SPREADING INTO THE ENVIRONMENT http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1070


                                                        VIDEOS
                                                June 12, 2014

▶  ARGENTINA:  ACTIVISTS ARRESTED & BRUTAL POLICE REPRESSION AFTER MONSANTO LAW IS APPROVED http://revolution-news.com/argentina-activists-arrested-brutal-police-repression-monsanto-law-approved/


 Nation of Change, May 10, 2014
 -▶ VERMONT OFFICIALLY PASSES #GMO LABELING BILL, MONSANTO ANNOUNCES LAWSUIT http://www.nationofchange.org/breaking-vermont-officially-passes-gmo-lableing-bill-monsanto-announces-lawsuit-1399733156

 

The Hill, April 28, 2014

-▶ AFTER  VERMONT BILL, GMO LABELING BECOMES CENTER OF DEBATE ON BIOENGINEERING OUR FOOD http://www.ibtimes.com/after-vermont-bill-gmo-labeling-becomes-center-debate-bioengineerings-future-1577338

 

Alternet, May 21, 2014

TWO OREGON COUNTIES BAN GMO PLANTS AFTER HISTORIC GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN. Agribusiness giants spent $450,000 to try to defeat the measure http://www.alternet.org/environment/two-oregon-counties-ban-gmo-plants-after-historic-grassroots-campaign

 

-▶AGRIBUSINESS OVER LOCAL CITIZENS . And in Hawaii and Jackson County, Ore., where there are active initiatives in play, the biotech industry and the Farm Bureau are now pouring millions of dollars into campaigns to defeat those initiatives.  http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_29258.cfm

 

BIG FOOD: 

MICHAEL POLLAN THINKS WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH

INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT

http://www.vox.com/2014/4/23/5627992/big-food-michael-pollan-thinks-wall-street-has-way-too-much-influence

 

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


 

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                  THE BILLION DOLLAR SEED PATENT GAME

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August 28, 2013 MintPress News
-▶  HOW MONSANTO CORNERS THE WORLD'S FOOD MARKET. MONSANTO HAS A PATENT ON JUST ABOUT EVERY CROP OUT THERE http://www.mintpressnews.com/how-monsanto-corners-the-worlds-food-market/167901/

 

-▶  SEED PATENTS, GENETIC MANIPULATION AND CONTROL OF GLOBAL AGRICULTURE: THE GMO CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/6MFpqL

 

-▶  GMO GIANT, DuPONT, HIRES EX-COPS TO 'ENFORCE' SEED PATENTS ON FARMERS:  USA GOVERNMENT IMPOTENT TO INTERFERE http://sco.lt/67rT97

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, May 02, 2014

-▶  FIGHTING THE SEED MONOPOLY: THE OPEN SOURCE SEED INITIATIVE PROVES ALTERNATIVE TO PATENT-PROTECTED SEEDS STRANGLING AGRICULTURE http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/seed-monopoly-free-seeds-farm-monsanto-dupont


 

           

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     THE POWER OF MONSANTO & THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY

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


WIKILEAKS CABLE:  THE US STATE DEPT'S GLOBAL BIOTECH GMO OUTREACH PROGRAM - ARM TWISTING FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS  http://sco.lt/5QU4cz

 

 ▶ MEET MONSANTO'S NUMBER ONE LOBBYIST - BARACK OBAMA  http://sco.lt/6q8mJN

 

 - ▶ MONSANTO'S POWER GRAB:  GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS GIVEN IMMUNITY FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT http://sco.lt/7D3awz

 

  ▶  MONSANTO, BIOTECH AGRICHEMICAL CARTEL BUYS OBAMA, THE US SENATE AND THE GLOBAL FARM  http://sco.lt/8edR3Z

 

 - ▶ MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS CREATING BIOLOGICAL DESERTSEradicating Real Forests to plant Monoculture BioEngineered Trees http://sco.lt/52lFDN

 

-   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

 

                           MONSANTO:   A CORPORATE PROFILE

                                      http://sco.lt/5TGVDl

 

Sustainable Pulse, April 09, 2014

 -▶  MONSANTO 'REQUESTS' REMOVAL OF MEXICAN JUDGE OVER GM MAIZE BAN http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/04/09/monsanto-request-removal-mexican-judge-gm-maize-ban/

 

 -▶ THE NEW BIOMASSTERS - MARKETING SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE NEXT ASSAULT ON BIODIVERSITY AND LIVELIHOODS  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1849165755/the-new-biomassters-marketing-synthetic-biology-and-the-next-assault-on-biodiversity-and-livelihoods



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GMO LABELING

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

 


 Center for Food Safety, March 28, 2014
-▶ VOLUNTARY vs MANDATORY GMO LABELING:  APPLES AND ORANGES http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/blog/3025/voluntary-vs-mandatory-gmo-labeling-apples-and-oranges

 

 Reuters, April 08, 2013
-▶ U.S. BILL SEEKS TO BLOCK MANDATORY GMO FOOD LABELING BY STATES http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/09/usa-gmo-lawmaking-idUSL2N0N115F20140409

 

                                 WHY THE "LABEL GMOs" UPRISING: 

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


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                                                 WARNING:

 TOXIC GMO GRASS AND THEIR PESTICIDE SEEDS SNEAKED INTO CONSUMER MARKET , UNLABELED, UNREGULATED

                            How did they circumvent the system?

                                         EcoWatch, May 22, 2014

.http://ecowatch.com/2014/05/22/gmo-grass-toxic-lawn-roundup/

 

                         GARDENERS BEWARE - DON'T BE MISLED

Deadly Pesticide 'Bee Friendly' Pretreated Plants/Seeds Sold to Consumers - Unlabeled, Unregulated http://sco.lt/6oDPd3

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The War Against Organics – What's an ‘organic’ label really worth?

The War Against Organics  – What's an ‘organic’ label really worth? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it


July 12, 2013 Ethical Corporation

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


USDA ORGANIC 101: "ORGANIC" IN THE BRAND NAME...ORGANIC IN THE PACKAGE The Organic 101 series that explores different aspects of the USDA organic regulations. http://blogs.usda.gov/tag/organic-101/



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


Treehugger, October 14, 2014

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


Common Dreams, April 29, 2014

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


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


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


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

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



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

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


 

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                      USDA/FDA COLLUDES WITH CORPORATE BUSINESS

                                         TO TAKEOVER ORGANICS

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



A Call for Action to Protect Organic - Beyond Pesticides

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


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

 

                 DON'T LET THE #USDA DESTROY ORGANICS

                                                  PETITION:

                                     Food Democracy Now

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

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

 

                    STOP THE USDA CORPORATE COUP OF ORGANICS ! 

 FIGHT BACK AGAINST THE CORPORATE-LED, USDA GOVERNMENT-SANCTIONED ATTACK ON ORGANIC STANDARDS THAT WILL ALLOW BIG AG FARMING PRACTICES TO TAKE OVER ORGANICS   

 

Cornucopia Institute, May 18th 2012

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

 

Nation of Change, February 25, 2014

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

 

May 23, 2013 Cornucopia Institute

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

 

 EurActive, April 02, 2014

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

 

Deutche Welles, March 25, 2014

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

 

 Los Angeles Times,

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

 

Organic Consumers Association, April 02, 2014

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

 

Politico, May 02, 2014

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


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

 

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

 


                                       USDA Blog » Organic 101:
  UNDERSTANDING THE "MADE WITH ORGANIC***" LABEL
http://blogs.usda.gov/2014/05/16/organic-101-understanding-the-made-with-organic-label/

 

July 23, 2013 Cornucopia Institute

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

 

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


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


                                                    WATCH

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

                                             http://ow.ly/kXbz1


 

 

 

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                              "NATURAL" vs "ORGANIC" LABELING

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

 

 Cornucopia News, March 28, 2014

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

New York Times, December 19, 2013

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

 

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


Treehugger, June 18, 2014

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

 

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

 

Nation of Change, September 21, 2013

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

 

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

 

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

 

PR Watch, January 15, 2014

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

▶  

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

 

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


 

                                                  BAN GMOs NOW

                              A Special Institute of Science In Society

                                                 http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

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 The Ecologist, August 01, 2014

 ▶  ORGANIC FARMING BOOSTS ENVIRONMENT AND NUTRITION My money happily goes to organic because I want to encourage farming that protects the ecosystem 'out there' as well as my own internal 'ecosystem'. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2491937/organic_farming_boosts_environment_and_nutrition.html

 

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

 

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

 

Truthdig, March 20, 2014

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



 

HuffingtonPost Politics, August 02, 2014

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

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

 

                                      The Cornucopia Institute

                                               July 16, 2014
                                     WHITE HOUSE PETITION:

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

 

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

 

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

 

PR Watch, May 21, 2014

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

 

May 22, 2013 Cornucopia Institute

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

 

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

http://www.cornucopia.or

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

 

Washington State University

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

 

29 November 2012

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

 

Cornucopia Institute, May 07, 2014

▶  IT'S TIME TO TAKE BACK THE ORGANIC COMMUNITY

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

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

 

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                                               WALMART

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

 

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

 

Food For Thought, April 16, 2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The Des Moines Register, July 11, 2014

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

 

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

 

Pambazuka, July 24. 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:  WHICH WAY AFRICA?
  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

 

 

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                                              WHY ORGANIC?

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

 

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

 

 EcoWatch, April 22, 2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Cornucopia Institute, November 25, 2013

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

 

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


Grist, March 05, 2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

  

                                                     BIG FOOD

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

 

 

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                  THE ALTERNATIVE:  INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE

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

 

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


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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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            GMOs AND OUR INDUSTRIAL FOOD INDUSTRY,  PESTICIDES


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

 

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

 

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

 

                                       INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                        WATCH
                                Katie Couric's New Documentary

                                                        'FED UP'"

                         Takes on Junk Food and the Obesity Crisis

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                   WATCH;

                POISONING PARADISE: ISLANDS AT RISK

                   The Genetic Engineering War in Hawai'i

                                      http://sco.lt/8hNxzd

 

 WATTAgNet, April 08, 2014

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

 


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



 Washington Post, January 27, 2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

 Seattle Organic Restaurants

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

 

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

 

                                                 WATCH: 

                                         "A RIVER OF WASTE" 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

                                             -- WATCH --

                                              "FOOD, INC"

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

                   

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

 

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

 

 May 29, 2014 RealFarmacy

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

 

**** "BUYCOTT" APP

May 15, 2013 Nation Of Change

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

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

 

July 17, 2013 NxtNutrio A Food App

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

 

                          

                                 WHY THE "LABEL GMOs" UPRISING

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

 

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

 


                                                ▶▶ WATCH  ▶▶ 

                 THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO (FULL LENGTH)

                           The Leader of the Biotech Agricultural Cartel 

                                              http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

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

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

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

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

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

www.myfmday.com

 

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

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