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

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

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

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

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


Huffington Post Green  May 04 2015T

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


Thepeoplesvoice, August 20, 2012

 ▶   AGENT ORANGE: A DEADLY LEGACY - COMING TO YOUR FOOD

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


The Independent, August 12, 2012

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


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


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


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


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

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


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


tuoitrenews, April 16, 2015

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


Food & Water Watch, September 18, 2014

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


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

                                DANGERS OF 2,4-D DICAMBA

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


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


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

 

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



                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

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


 -▶ WORLD'S MOST POPULAR WEEDKILLER BANNED FROM SALE OVER CANCER LINK http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/roundup-weedkiller-banned-from-french-garden-centres-over-probable-link-to-cancer-10319877.html



Motley Fool, March 05, 2014

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


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


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


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


September 11, 2012 - World Environment News

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


Digital Journal, March 10, 2014

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


Nation of Change, March 26, 2014

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


June 4, 2013 Japan Times

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


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


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


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


The Diplomat, July 04, 2014

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


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


Investigative Reporting Workshop, December 21, 2012

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

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


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


                                       INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

                      SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING

          LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION

                                       http://sco.lt/8iunRp


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                            OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET

ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED EXCEPT THE TOXIC BT CORN

                                            http://sco.lt/9Lh4iX

        

                            BAN GMOs NOW - SPECIAL REPORT

                                   Institute of Science in Society

                                                  @ISISscience

                                                http://sco.lt/5CPilt


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-▶ 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/


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


100Reporters, January 16, 2015

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


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


May 17, 2013 Natural News

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


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


Global Research, January 2, 2014

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



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

 

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


                                              --- WATCH ---

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

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

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

                                           http://sco.lt/5n6cuP


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

 

 May 11, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife

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



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



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


                                                 AFRICA - SOLD:

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



                           MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE

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



                                                     WATCH

            THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)

                     The Leader of the Global Biotech Chemical Cartel

                                         http://sco.lt/7wFWFN




pdjmoo's insight:

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

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

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

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

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

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YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES [url=/u/179070 x-already-notified=1]pdjmoo[/url]

 

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

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

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

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

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

John Herlihy's comment, April 17, 1:20 PM
2, 4 D is not the dangerous chemical in agent orange
Russell Roberts's curator insight, April 22, 12:15 PM

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

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Our GMO cornfields are too quiet: All Life Chemically Exterminated - Except The Corn -

Our GMO cornfields are too quiet: All Life Chemically Exterminated -  Except The Corn - | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 NPR:

▶  CORNSTALKS EVERYWHERE BUT NOTHING ELSE, NOT EVEN A BEE

Corn farmers champion corn. Anything that might eat corn, hurt corn, bother corn, is killed. Their corn is bred to fight pests. The ground is sprayed. The stalks are sprayed again. We've erased everything else. (AND WE EAT THIS TOXIC FOOD?)

       We need to feed our planet, of course. But we also need the teeny creatures that drive all life on earth. There's something strange about a farm that intentionally creates a biological desert to produce food for one species: us. It's efficient, yes. But it's so efficient that the ants are missing, the bees are missing, and even the birds stay away. Something's not right here. Our cornfields are too quiet....  http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2012/11/29/166156242/cornstalks-everywhere-but-nothing-else-not-even-a-bee



Summit County Citizens Voice, April 05, 2015
  -▶ STUDY TRACK HUGE SURGE IN USE OF BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/04/05/study-tracks-huge-surge-in-use-of-bee-killing-pesticides/


The Post, Canada, June 19, 2013

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


The Ecologist, July 02, 2014

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


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


▶  BEE-KILLING CHEMICAL LURKS INSIDE YOUR FOOD: AGROCHEMICALS THREAT TO WILD BEES AND INSECTS, FOOD SECURITY AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/651bMX


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


New York Times, September 17, 2014
-▶ ALTERED TO WITHSTAND LASHINGS OF TOXIC HERBICIDE, CORN AND SOY BEANS GAIN APPROVAL http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/18/business/altered-to-withstand-herbicide-corn-and-soybeans-gain-approval.html?_r=0


Reuters, September 18, 2014
-▶ USDA GRANTS APPROVAL TO DOW'S ENLIST GMO CORN AND SOYBEANS http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/09/17/us-agriculture-dow-enlist-idINKBN0HC2JS20140917


HuffingtonPost Green, September 15, 2014
 -▶ HERBICIDE AND INSECTICIDE USE ON GMO CROPS SKYROCKETING, WHILE PRO-GMO MEDIA RUN INTERFERENCE. Former EPA Senior Scientist's New Article Sets Record Straight http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-bronner/herbicide-insecticide-use_b_5791304.html

 

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


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


▶  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


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


Summit County Citizens Voice, March 01, 2015
-▶ NEW GLOBAL MAP IDs PESTICIDE POLLUTION HOT SPOTS. The world has a long way to go to come to grips with pesticide pollution say scientists who recently created a global map showing which areas are most susceptible.Their modeling suggests that streams across about 40 percent of the planet’s surface are at risk from the application of insecticides, with the Mediterranean region, the USA, Central America and Southeast Asia among the hotspots...On average, farmers apply about 4 million tons of agricultural pesticides  annually,...We know from earlier investigations for example that pesticides can reduce the biodiversity of invertebrates in freshwater ecosystems by up to 42 percent...

  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/03/01/new-map-ids-pesticide-pollution-hot-spots/


  Pesticide Action Group, March 12, 2014
-▶ THE BIG 6: BIGGER AND BADDER. The public comment period for Dow's new genetically engineered, 2,4-D-resistant corn and soy closed March 11, 2014. And despite comments from nearly 400,000 concerned individuals and farmers urging otherwise, USDA has signaled it will likely greenlight these new GE crops. http://www.panna.org/blog/big-6-bigger-badder


Nation of Change, March 26, 2014

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


July 11, 2013 Food and Water Watch
-▶  SUPERWEEDS:  HOW BIOTECH CROPS BOLSTER THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY - REPORT PDF http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/reports/superweeds/


                                                    WATCH
                            PBS Newshour, November 15, 2014
      INCREASED IMMUNITY IN WEEDS MAY THREATEN U.S. CROPS.http://video.pbs.org/video/2365369832/


FRANCE24 TV, January 14, 2014

▶  U.S. 'SUPERWEEDS' EPIDEMIC SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON GMOs AND PESTICIDES  http://www.france24.com/en/20140113-us-superweeds-epidemic-shines-spotlight-gmos/


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


August 30, 2013 Sustainable Pulse:

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

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


Green Media Info, December 25, 2014
▶  MONSANTO/BAYER'S GMO PLANTS CONTAMINATE EUROPE DESPITE BAN http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/breaking-monsantobayers-gm-plants-contaminate-europe-despite-ban-1


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


                                                       WATCH

                                         BBC VIDEO REPORT
                 A BILLION GO HUNGRY BECAUSE OF GMO FARMING

                                                 Vandana Shiva

http://www.sott.net/article/260505-A-billion-go-hungry-because-of-GMO-farming-Vandana-Shiva


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


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



                          ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE PLANTS'?

          THE CONNECTION BETWEEN GMO AND TOXIC PESTICIDES

                                          http://sco.lt/9JFS65



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


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

 


                                              WATCH (14.16)
                                 GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD

                 WHAT IS GENETIC MODIFICATION OF OUR FOOD?

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


Environmental Science and Pollution Research

REPORT:  RISKS OF LARGE-SCALE USE OF SYSTEMIC INSECTICIDES TO ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONING AND SERVICES -- ABSTRACT AND PDF DOWNLOAD http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11356-014-3277-x


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


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


The Ecologist, January 30, 2014

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

 

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


▶  CANCER IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH BY DISEASE IN U.S. CHILDREN AS NEW STUDY LINKS CHEMICALS USED ON CORN http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2745332899/cancer-is-the-leading-cause-of-death-by-disease-in-us-children-as-new-study-links-chemicals-used-on-corn-to-the-disease


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

                                DANGERS OF 2,4-D DICAMBA

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


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


Food & Water Watch, September 18, 2014
-▶ APPROVAL OF 2,4-D PESTICIDE TOLERANT CROPS SPEEDS UP AGRICHEMICAL TREADMILL  http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/pressreleases/approval-of-24-d-tolerant-crops-speeds-up-agrichemical-treadmill/


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


▶  U.S. STARTS LANDMARK AGENT ORANGE CLEANUP IN VIETNAM - WHILE MONSANTO USES IT ON GMO FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2361457073/us-starts-landmark-agent-orange-cleanup-in-vietnam-and-monsanto-uses-this-on-gmo-food


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

 

GRAIN, May 26, 2014
 -▶ 2,4-D SOY:  WAGING WAR ON PEASANTS. To study the history of how GMOs were forced upon us is to discover that we have come down the wrong road. Herbicide-resistant weeds have become a major problem, yet, during the first GE decade, corporations routinely denied their existence http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4945-2-4-d-soy-waging-war-on-

peasants


                                               INFOGRAPHIC:

       FIELDS OF GOLD - RAPID RISE OF THE U.S. CORN INDUSTRY

              Lashings of Pesticides Creating Biological Deserts

                    http://flapjackmedia.com/2013/09/04/corn/


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

 

                                                   --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki 

         "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?

                                         http://sco.lt/5n6cuP



                                                  REPORT

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

 

TakePart, June 12, 2014
WHY YOU SHOULD WORRY ABOUT AMERICA'S CORN ADDICTION http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/06/12/how-corn-contributing-climate-change-and-water-shortages


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

 


INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING

LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION

                                                http://sco.lt/8iunRp



 The Ecologist, August 24, 2014
 ▶ CANCER DEATHS DOUBLE IN ARGENTINA'S GMO AGRIBUSINESS AREAS http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2525411/cancer_deaths_double_in_argentinas_gmo_agribusiness_areas.html

 

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


 Guardian Environment, January 29, 2014
  ▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLY DECLINE LEADS TO WARNING OVER FAMED MIGRATION. INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE FAULTED - Low levels in central Mexico blamed on Big Agriculture disappearance of the Monarchs's milkweed breeding grounds in US and Canada http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/29/monarch-butterfly-decline-mexico


IUCN, June 24, 2014

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

 

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

             

                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp


EcoWatch, March 06, 2014
▶  RENOWNED NYU PROFESSOR:  GMOs COULD LITERALLY DESTROY THE PLANET: What effects will the genetic manipulation of nature have on our worldwide ecosystem?  http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/06/nyu-gmos-destroy-planet/


June 6, 2013 Big Picture Agriculture

- ▶  A RECIPE FOR SOIL DISASTER - TODAY'S USA FARM POLICY http://www.bigpictureagriculture.com/2013/06/soil-erosion-in-iowa-and-the-u-s-377.html

 

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


 

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

                                              BAN GMOs NOW

                 A Special Report, Institute of Science In Society

                                           http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz

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


                             MANIPULATING THE SEEDS OF LIFE

                    SEED PATENTS AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD

                                               http://sco.lt/7yB3XF


                NATURE'S INGENIOUS METHODS OF SEED DISPERSAL

        http://duxbury.wickedlocal.com/article/20141025/News/141029419

 


Global Research, July 02, 2014

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



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

                               ETHANOL, BIOFUELS, BIOMASS

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



 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/


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


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

 

 

 ▶  FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:  MEETING THE OBJECTIVE...OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS? http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ

 


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


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


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

 


 

▶  THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL:  AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/6NaAqn

 


                                                       VIDEO:

▶  THE PROBLEM WITH GMO INDUSTRIALIZED FARMED SALMON http://sco.lt/6DGs53



                                               FOLLOW DAILY
                                            THE GMO STORY 

                                          http://ow.ly/BFSQs



 

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

 

                                                     WATCH   

         Emmy Award Winning 1 hr Film - University of Minnesota

         ▶  "TROUBLED WATERS:  A MISSISSIPPI RIVER STORY" ▶ 
This excellent one hour documentary examines the "unintended consequences" of farming practices on water quality, soil loss and the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico. Knitting together federal energy, farm and environmental policies, the film makes a compelling case for the revamping of US agricultural policy.  Through beautiful photography and inspiring narrative, the film puts deliberate emphasis on solutions and provides a hopeful blueprint for progress and positive change... http://www.rememberthispoint.com/?p=212



 

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

 

                                                 --- WATCH ---

         THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO - FULL LENGTH

                        The Leader of the Global Biotech Ag Cartel

                                          http://sco.lt/7CoHSb

 

 

                            AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

more...
Eric Larson's curator insight, October 29, 2014 7:17 AM

Serious business.

pdjmoo's curator insight, December 6, 2014 12:59 AM

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

 

                                                 --- WATCH ---

         THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO - FULL LENGTH

                        The Leader of the Global Biotech Ag Cartel

                                          http://sco.lt/7CoHSb

 

                            AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

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

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Scoop.it!

AG GAG LAWS

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


 

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

                                         THE AG GAG LAWS

                                      Now You'll Never Know

                                         http://sco.lt/57pzkn


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


Common Dreams, Ronnie Cummins

65 BILLION ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS:  DRUGS, GMO FEED AND AG-GAG LAWS TO IMPACT US ALL

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

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


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


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


  CNN, June 26, 2014
- ▶ AG-GAG LAWS: EXPOSING ANIMAL CRUELTY IS "NOT" A CRIME http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/26/opinion/potter-ag-gag-laws-animals/index.html

 

                                                      VIDEO:
                                Global Possibilities, June 27, 2014
SHOCKING UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION EXPOSES BURIED-ALIVE CHICKENS AT NATION'S SECOND-LARGEST PRODUCER (We "produce" chickens now, not "raise" them) http://www.globalpossibilities.org/video-shocking-undercover-investigation-exposes-buried-alive-chickens-at-nations-second-largest-producer/


                                    MORE, BIGGER, FASTER

         What You Need To Know About Factory Farming Your Food 

                                           http://sco.lt/8usxzV


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


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


▶  APOCALYPSE OF THE "HAPPY MEAL" WORSHIPNG THE GOLDEN CALF  http://sco.lt/9Ey17x


                                       - MEATONOMICS:

                       THE DIRTY TRUTH ABOUT CHEAP MEAT

                                            http://sco.lt/5MiErp

 

    -▶  CHINESE ENTER US FOOD MARKET :  HOGS and CHICKENS -- UNLABELLED,  NO OVERSIGHT http://sco.lt/7MuubR

 

                                                  WATCH

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                         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

 

  - ▶  ANTI-WHISTLE BLOWER AG-GAG BILLS AIMED AT KEEPING YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT FACTORY FARMS AND YOUR FOOD http://sco.lt/7aFBUv

 

                                                   WATCH

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

 

David Hogan, February 19, 2014

  -▶THE AG-GAG REFLEX:  THE ANIMAL ENTERPRISE TERRORISM ACT'S IMPACT ON US ALL http://davidhoganwriter.com/2014/02/19/the-ag-gag-reflex-the-animal-enterprise-terrorism-acts-impact-on-all-of-us/

 

 March 17, 2013 - Pack Mentality
▶  ****FACTORY FARMING INDUSTRY WANTS TO HIDE ACTS OF CRUELTY AND BLOCK ANY PROTECTION FOR THE ANIMALS AND YOUR FOOD http://tomgradyonline.com/wordpress/2013/03/17/factory-farming-industry-wants-to-hide-acts-of-cruelty-and-block-any-protections-for-the-animals/

 

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

 

September 28, 2012 Grist
▶  ****PORK BARREL SPENDING: HOW BIG AG LOBBYIST USE FEDERAL DOLLAR TO PROTECT FACTORY FARMS http://grist.org/food/the-other-white-meat/

 

 New Internationalist

▶  BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUNDING THE ECO TERRORISM ACT http://newint.org/blog/2013/04/30/eco-terrorism-act-usa/

 

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

 

 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

 

One Green Planet, February 20, 2014

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


                                          -▶  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

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT:

                                    ABC News March 15, 2013

MORE STATES MOVE TO BAN HIDDEN CAMERAS ON FARMS - NOW YOU WILL NEVER KNOW ... http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/states-move-ban-hidden-cameras-farms/story?id=18738108

 

                                                      VIDEO

                              HOW WILL HISTORY REMEMBER US?

                             A WORLD WITHOUT FACTORY FARMS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM6V6lq_p0o&feature=youtu.be

 

 

                                     VIDEO INVESTIGATION

                                  April 9, 2013 - Democracy Now

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

 

June 17, 2013 Treehugger:

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

 

Guardian, March 03, 2014

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

 

Huffington Post, January 03, 2014
- ▶ THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR EVOLUTION BEYOND KILLING FOR FOOD - A PIG FARMER SPEAKS OUT  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-comis/the-importance-of-our-evolution-beyond-killing-for-food_b_4518133.html?ir=Green&ref=topbar

                                                      

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

 

                                                       VIDEOS

                                             OneGreenPlanet
                     5 POWERFUL VIDEOS ON FACTORY FARMING

                                        (WITHOUT THE GORE)

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/5-powerful-videos-on-factory-farming-without-the-gore/

 

Care2, November 22, 2013
- ▶ GUESS WHICH COMPANY WON'T DROP PORK SUPPLIER AFTER HORRIFIC VIDEO EXPOSES ABUSE? http://www.care2.com/causes/guess-which-company-wont-drop-pork-supplier-after-horrific-video-exposes-abuse.html

 

                                                    VIDEO

                                  FROM FARM TO FRIDGE:

               THE TRUTH BEHIND YOUR MEAT PRODUCTION https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THIODWTqx5E.

 

▶  FEEDING DEAD ANIMALS TO LIVESTOCK - AS HORSE MEAT HYSTERIA SPREADS, EU OPENS A MAD-COW CAN OF WORKS http://sco.lt/7GrQNV

 

 

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

                         THE AG-GAG WHISTLEBLOWER LAWS

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


                                       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

 

July 10, 2013 Bill Moyers
▶  AG-GAG LAWS SILENCE WHISTLEBLOWERS | Eye on ALEC http://billmoyers.com/2013/07/10/alec-activists-and-ag-gag/

 

▶  WHAT EXACTLY ARE ANTI-WHISTLE-BLOWER BILLS? http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/campaigns/factory_farming/fact-sheets/ag_gag.html

 

2013

▶  MORE STATES MOVE TO BAN HIDDEN CAMERAS ON FARMS - NOW YOU WILL NEVER KNOW  http://sco.lt/7Q7T6X

 

                                             WATCH

                          WHY WE NEED WHISTLEBLOWERS
                       Save the forgotten animals of live export http://www.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/forgotten-animals-of-live-export

 

July 22, 2013 Huffington Post Green
▶  ANIMAL WELFARE ACTIVISTS FILE LAWSUIT TO OVERTURN UTAH 'AG GAG' LAW http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/22/utah-ag-gag_n_3636036.html

 

                                            VIDEO REPORT

                                           Democracy Now
Journalists, Animal Rights Advocates File Lawsuit Against Utah "Ag-Gag" Law http://www.democracynow.org/2013/7/23/headlines/journalists_animal_advocates_file_lawsuit_against_utah_ag_gag_law

 

                                         VIDEO INVESTIGATION

                                   April 9, 2013 - Democracy Now
      UNDERCOVER ACTIVIST DETAILS SECRET FILMING OF ANIMAL ABUSE & WHY 'AG-GAG' LAWS MAY FORCE HIM TO STOP http://www.democracynow.org/2013/4/9/undercover_activist_details_secret_filming_of

 

March 23, 2013 - Hoosier Ag Today
▶  FARMERS FACING TOUGH OPPOSITION TO PRIVACY "WHISTLEBLOWER" LEGISLATION http://www.hoosieragtoday.com/index.php/2013/03/23/farmers-facing-tough-opposition-to-privacy-legislation/

 

March 6, 2013 - 

▶  TURNING WHISTLEBLOWERS INTO CRIMINALS AND 'TERRORISTS' TreeHugger http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/media-reports-ag-gag-censorship-laws.html

 

April 26, 2013 Food Safety News

▶  "AG-GAG' LAW WILL LIKELY PASS IN INDIANA http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/04/ag-gag-might-pass-in-indiana-unless-the-clock-defeats-it/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foodsafetynews%2FmRcs+%28Food+Safety+News%29&utm_content=Google+Reader#.UXy_Y4Lyeic

 

March 22, 2013 - EcoWatch

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

 

 7 April, 2013 - The Verve
▶  ANIMAL CRUELTY WHISTLEBLOWERS TARGETED BY CHILLING STATE LAWS  http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/7/4193524/states-passing-laws-that-prevent-filming-animal-cruelty-on-farms

 

February 5, 2013 - Care2
▶  MORE STATES WANT TO PUNISH PEOPLE REPORTING ANIMAL ABUSE http://www.care2.com/causes/more-states-want-to-punish-people-reporting-animal-abuse.html


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                                               AG-GAG LAWS

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Alternet, December 10, 2013
- ▶ HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS TRYING TO MUZZLE THE TRUTH BEHIND CORPORATE 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

 

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

 

 One Green Planet, May 15, 2014

  -▶ AG-GAG MOVEMENT SPREADS TO AUSTRALIA AS PUBLIC FIGURES CALL ACTIVISTS "TERRORISTS" #AgGag Movement Spreads to #Australia as Public Figures Call Activists #Terrorists http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/ag-gag-movement-spreads-to-australia/

 

One Green Planet, February 20, 2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

 HuffPost Food For Thought, February 25, 2014

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

 

           

                                       DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN

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

 

 WisconsinWatch.org, February 08, 2014

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

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


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

 

                                               FULL REPORT

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

 

 

One Green Planet, February 20, 2014

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

 

 

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THIS GRAND EXPERIMENT ON HUMANITY MUST STOP: Bill Gates Funds Risky, Untested, Unregulated GMO Bananas and Rice

THIS GRAND EXPERIMENT ON HUMANITY MUST STOP: Bill Gates Funds Risky, Untested, Unregulated GMO Bananas and Rice | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

DON'T BE MISLED BY THIS HYPERBOL...IT'S ALL ABOUT MONEY AND CONTROL OF OUR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE THROUGH SEED PATENTS AND LASHINGS UPON LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES REQUIRED FOR GMO CROPS. IT'S A TRILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS. UNTESTED, UNREGULATED, UNLABELED. THIS GRAND EXPERIMENT ON NATURE AND HUMAN HEALTH MUST STOP!


The Independent, March 22,2015
GMO BANANAS: THE GM CROPS DEBATE MOVES TO AFRICA --AND IT'S JUST AS NOISY

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/the-gm-crops-debate-moves-to-africa--and-its-just-as-noisy-10126512.html#


Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa, December 10, 2014
- U.S. HUMAN TRIALS OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED BANANA FOR AFRICA WIDELY CONDEMNED http://afsafrica.org/us-human-trials-of-gm-banana-for-africa-widely-condemned/


                               SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

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


December 09, 2014
- OPEN LETTER OPPOSING HUMAN FEEDING TRIALS INVOLVING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED BANANA  http://afsafrica.org/afsa-open-letter-opposing-human-feeding-trials-involving-gm-banana/


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


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/


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


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


VIDEO (5:45)

 GENETICIST, DAVID SUZUKI

SAYS HUMANS ARE PART OF A MASSIVE EXPERIMENT

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



May 8, 2013 Seeds of Freedom

INDIA: NAVDANYA LAUNCHES "NO" TO GMO BANANA CAMPAIGN http://www.seedsoffreedom.info/navdanya-launches-no-to-gmo-banana-campaign/

 

Sustainable Pulse, May 2, 2013 

▶  CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO STOP BILL GATES' FUNDED GMO BANANAS http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/05/02/campaign-launched-to-stop-bill-gates-funded-gmo-bananas/#.UYYwQoLyeic


Philanthropy News Digest, October 28, 2014
- GATES FOUNDATION AWARDS ITSELF $13.8 MILLION TO BOOST GENETICALLY RE-ENGINEERED BANANA PRODUCTION

  http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/gates-foundation-awards-13.8-million-to-boost-banana-production


The Ecologist, November 24, 2014
- WHY IS BILL GATES BACKING RED BANANA 'BIOPIRACY'? http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2648196/why_is_bill_gates_backing_gmo_red_banana_biopiracy.html


CNet, June 16, 2014

BILL GATES-FUNDED SUPER BANANAS READY FOR HUMAN TESTING IN USA. A Six week trial is farcical when people eat these every day of their life. http://www.cnet.com/news/super-bananas-to-start-human-trials-in-us/


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


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


Food Democracy Now, September 05, 2015
-
BILL GATES FOUNDATION GIVES MILLIONS TO TOP UNIVERSITY TO ADD A "STRONGER VOICE" TO PRO-GMO DEBATE

http://www.fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2014/sep/5



Radio Australia News, April 01, 2012

OH, THE HYPE ▶ BANANAS TO HELP PREGNANT WOMEN IN INDIA?

Genetically Modified Bananas from the Australian state of Queensland could soon be "helping" to save the lives of pregnant mothers in India. http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/asia/2012-03-09/423310


 Yahoo 7 News, June 15, 2014
UNPROVEN PR HYPE: ALL FOR A BUCK

GENETICALLY MODIFIED QUEENSLAND BANANAS TO "JOIN FIGHT AGAINST CATASTROPHIC RESULTS OF VITAMIN A DEFICIENCY IN AFRICA"  https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/24239016/genetically-modified-queensland-bananas-to-join-fight-against-catastrophic-results-of-vitamin-a-deficiency-in-africa/


Global Research, June 21, 2014
▶  “SUPER BANANAS FOR BROWN PEOPLE" - MONSANTO, SYNGENTA, BAYER: BIG AGRI PEDDLES "GMO GRUEL" TO THE IMPOVERISHED http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-syngenta-bayer-big-agri-peddles-gmo-gruel-to-the-impoverished/5387960



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


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

 GM GOLDEN "FORTIFIED" RICE

AND VITAMIN A OVERDOSE

http://sco.lt/88C1AX


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

 

EarthTechling, August 21, 2014
▶ IS OVER-FORTIFIED FOOD DANGEROUS TO OUR HEALTH http://earthtechling.com/2014/08/dear-earthtalk-is-over-fortified-food-dangerous-to-our-health


Digital Journal, June 24, 2014
 ▶  STUDY:  FORTIFIED CEREAL MAY ENDANGER KIDS WITH MEGADOSES http://www.digitaljournal.com/life/food/study-fortified-cereal-may-endanger-kids-with-megadoses/article/387594



  -▶  GROWING MEDICINES, ARTIFICIAL VITAMINS IN GMO PLANTS REQUIRES NEW, STRICT REGULATIONS AND OVERSIGHT - PATENTING PLANTS http://sco.lt/5H7cZt


 ▶ MONSANTO ENTERS PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS, ACQUIRES KEY 'GENE SILENCING' TECHNOLOGY http://sco.lt/8Qwjw1


Natural News, July 19, 2011
 -▶ COMING SOON:  GMO VACCINES CONTAINED IN OUR FOOD http://www.naturalnews.com/033047_GMOs_vaccines.html

 

Natural New, May 05, 2012
▶  BILL GATES AND GAVI WANTS TO IMMUNIZE EVERY KID ON EARTH - http://www.naturalnews.com/035777_GAVI_immunization_children.html


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


July 23, 2013 Wake Up World

 -▶ 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/



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

                                              VITAMIN A OVERDOSE

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

 

Many of the "vitamin" fortified GMO crops are the only source of food in impoverished nation and/or the multiple crops being fortified mean each meal they are getting yet another dose of a vitamin whether they need it or not risking serious health symptoms from overdose.

 "Recent tests have revealed that a substantial amount of vitamin A can be obtained by eating only 60g of cooked golden rice. " What is not being addressed is the issue of Vitamin A overdose and poisoning.

 

 ▶  VITAMIN A OVERDOSE, VITAMIN A TOXITY, TOO MUCH VITAMIN A http://www.antioxidantsdetective.com/vitamin-a-overdose.html

 ▶  VITAMIN A OVERDOSE SYMPTOMS, DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENTS AND CAUSES -  http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/v/vitamin_a_overdose/intro.htm

 Livestrong.com

 ▶  SIGNS OF A VITAMIN A OVERDOSE  http://www.livestrong.com/article/345535-signs-of-a-vitamin-a-overdose/


May 21, 2013 Harvest Plus

▶  MORE VITAMIN A POSSIBLE FROM GMO CASSAVA  Says New Study http://www.harvestplus.org/content/more-vitamin-possible-cassava-says-new-study


NO REGULATION, NO OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING 

 We need to proceed with great caution about gene-altered "fortified" food that has no boundaries or dosage warnings and no regulation or labels. Whether your body needs the "fortification" it or not,  it will enter your digestive system risking Vitamin A overdose, reactions, allergies and deaths.  More dangerous is that potential spread of these gene-altered crops into traditional bananas without us knowing it, impacting surrounding biodiversity, wildlife and pollinators.  


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



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                            BAN GMOs NOW - SPECIAL REPORT

                                   Institute of Science in Society

                                                  @ISISscience

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 -▶ A RACE TO SAVE THE APPLE AND ORANGE BY ALTERING IT'S DNA http://sco.lt/5mZ6H3

 

June 21, 2013 Global Research

 -▶ GENETICALLY-MODIFIED Bt EGGPLANT FOUND TO BE UNSAFE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION, ENVIRONMENT http://www.globalresearch.ca/genetically-modified-eggplant-found-to-be-unsafe-for-human-consumption-environment/5339915


 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


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


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



May 17, 2013 Natural News

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



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


August 12, 2013 Telegraph

 -▶ PRINCE CHARLES WARNS GM CROPS RISK CAUSING THE BIGGEST-EVER ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/3349308/Prince-Charles-warns-GM-crops-risk-causing-the-biggest-ever-environmental-disaster.html


                                              --- WATCH ---

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

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

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

                                           http://sco.lt/5n6cuP



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

                      WHY SO LITTLE GMO SAFETY RESEARCH?

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

 

  -▶ CORPORATE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: ARE UNIVERSITIES RESTRICTING SCIENTISTS' STUDY OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED SEEDS?  http://sco.lt/6OJrVJ

 

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

 

April 3, 2013 - IFEX
 -▶ HOW THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY IS GAGGING THE SCIENCE AROUND GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD http://www.ifex.org/international/2013/04/04/seeds_of_dissent/

 

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/


August, 9, 2013 Ecowatch

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


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


  -▶ THE GMO SEED CARTEL - HOW BIOTECHNOLOGY COMPANIES MONOPOLIZE GLOBAL SEED MARKETS http://sco.lt/6HigjJ


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


 

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                                                     BANANAS

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


                                          EDUCATE YOURSELF !!

WE DO NOT NEED GENETICALLY ENGINEERED BANANAS - IT'S PURE HYPE, REQUIRING LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES FOR CORPORATE COFFERS AND PATENTING OF SEEDS


Guardian Environment, Sepember 19, 2013
▶  THE PLAGUE OF MONOCROPS:  WHY BANANAS ARE GIVING CAIMANS BAD BLOOD, EXPOSING IMPACT OF HEAVILY PESTICIDE SPRAYED PLANTATIONS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/world-on-a-plate/2013/sep/19/bananas-pesticides-spectacled-caiman-costa-rica


 ▶ WARNING! BANANAS SOLD IN USA ARE GENETICALLY MODIFIED - UNLABELED, UNTESTED, UNREGULATED http://www.orangejuiceblog.com/2014/06/warning-bananas-sold-in-usa-are-genetically-modified/

 

                                                WATCH
                   INVESTIGATION: AL JAZEERA ENGLISH
              GMO BANANAS & PESTICIDES: HEAD TO HEAD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgDUftcYA84&list=PLarcyiuyaj1D4MTxuM31Uvwk40HV7oIPV&index=31


Working In These Times, August 15, 2012
FILIPINO BANANA WORKERS FRUSTRATED IN BATTLE OVER DOLE'S PESTICIDES http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/13680



                                               WATCH
                                          BANANAS! Trailer
In the suspenseful documentary BANANAS!*, filmmaker Fredrik Gertten sheds new light on the global politics of food, tackling Dole Food in a ground-breaking legal battle for their use of a banned pesticide on GMO Banana crops, that was known by the company to cause sterility.
http://www.bananasthemovie.com/


 WATCH 54:03

BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS : DOLE'S CORPORATE GREED AND INTIMIDATION TACTICS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RlNopfAV-o

 

 

                            WATCH : 48:20                                        
THE MIRACLE OF  GROWING THE NATURAL "BANANA" 

WITHOUT LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES OR GENETIC MANIPULATION https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gya6yu3zKuo


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GATES AS A TROJAN HORSE

FOR GLOBAL BIOTECH CARTEL

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


▶  BILL GATES, MONSANTO, AND EUGENICS: HOW ONE OF THE WORLD'S WEALTHIEST MEN IS ACTIVELY PROMOTING A CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF GLOBAL AGRICULTURE  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1349882762/bill-gates-monsanto-and-eugenics-how-one-of-the-world-s-wealthiest-men-is-actively-promoting-a-corporate-takeover-of-global-agriculture


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                              FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY: 

  MEETING THE OBJECTIVE...OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                           http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ


                                                 AFRICA - SOLD:

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

 

                              HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD"

                                      http://sco.lt/6fKNnN


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


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                                                   WATCH;

                POISONING PARADISE: ISLANDS AT RISK

                   The Genetic Engineering War in Hawai'i

                                      http://sco.lt/8hNxzd

 

 

 AN ISSUE OF ETHICS: THERE ARE NO LAWS OR ANY ONE AGENCY GOVERNING THESE EXPERIMENTS WITH OUR LIVES.  MANIPULATING OUR FOOD WITHOUT INDEPENDENT  PEER REVIEWED HEALTH STUDIES FOR IMPACT ON BOTH HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IS A SERIOUS MORAL ISSUE AND HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE. NO LABELS, NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT

 

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


▶  ETC Group

GENE GIANTS STOCKPILE PATENTS ON "CLIMATE-READY" CROPS IN BID TO BECOME BIOMASSTERS  http://www.etcgroup.org/content/gene-giants-stockpile-patents-%E2%80%9Cclimate-ready%E2%80%9D-crops-bid-become-biomassters-0

 

 


 22 Feb 2013 - Wake Up World
HUMAN AND SYNTHETIC HORMONES NOW CONTAMINATE FRESH PRODUCE http://wakeup-world.com/2013/02/22/human-and-synthetic-hormones-now-contaminate-fresh-produce/


April 15, 2013 PBS NEWSHOUR VIDEO:
▶  U.S. SUPREME COURT TACKLES CASE OF PATENT LAW, HUMAN GENETICS  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/law/jan-june13/scotus_04-15.html

 

 -▶  GMOs AND BIOTECH: THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES: CROSSING ROSES WITH PIG AND BUTTERFLIES WITH WORMS -- NOT OKAY http://sco.lt/4olIPJ

 

  -▶ 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

 

 VIDEO

THE FUTURE OF FOOD - PART 2

Vandana Shiva

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

 

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

 

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

 

 -▶ GENE GIANTS SEEK "PHILANTHROGOPOLY" - 6 MULTINATIONAL GENE GIANTS CONTROL THE DIRECTION OF OUR LIVES http://sco.lt/6h3lzt

 

  -▶  ARE YOU EATING PESTICIDE PLANTS? THE CONNECTION BETWEEN GMO AND TOXIC PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/9JFS65

 

 

                                         ---- WATCH ---

         THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)

                            The Leader of the Biotech Cartel

                                     http://sco.lt/7CoHSb

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


 

                                                         WATCH

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

                       And the subsequent trial results will surprise you

                                   First aired on HBO March 16th 2009

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



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


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


OpEd News, August 02, 2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                               FULL REPORT

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

 

 

One Green Planet, February 20, 2014

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



                               An Image Says A Thousand Words

                                         GESTATION CRATES

                                           http://ow.ly/lPLtf

 

Mother Jones July/August Issue

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


                                                     VIDEO

                           February 1, 2012 - Tom Philpott

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

 

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

 

26 March 2013 - Tom Philpott - Mother Jones

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

 

Alternet, January 26, 2013

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

 

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

 

                                        - ▶ MEATONOMICS:

                       THE DIRTY TRUTH ABOUT CHEAP MEAT

                                            http://sco.lt/5MiErp

 

 

Sydney Morning Herald, June 15, 2014

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

 

 

                                      MORE, BIGGER, FASTER :

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

 

 

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

 

 CNN, June 26, 2014
- ▶ AG-GAG LAWS: IS EXPOSING ANIMAL CRUELTY A CRIME? http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/26/opinion/potter-ag-gag-laws-animals/index.html


                                                  WATCH

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


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

 

                                                      VIDEO:
                                Global Possibilities, June 27, 2014

UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION EXPOSES BURIED-ALIVE CHICKENS AT NATIONS SECOND LARGEST PRODUCER
 http://www.globalpossibilities.org/video-shocking-undercover-investigation-exposes-buried-alive-chickens-at-nations-second-largest-producer/

 


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

 

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


Huffington Post, March 17, 2014

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

 

                                                       VIDEOS

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

 

 March 20, 2013 - Tom Philpott - Mother Jones

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

 

Grist, January 29, 2014
  -▶  POOR COWS:  HARVESTING METHANE BY PUNCHING HOLES IN COWS STOMACHS: Argentinian scientists are punching holes in the sides of cattle and passing pipes through to their stomachs. The other end of the pipe goes into a bag fitted on the cow’s back. The captured gas, can be burned to produce energy. http://grist.org/news/we-can-harvest-methane-from-cow-guts-should-we/

 

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


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

 

 

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

                                               AG-GAG LAWS

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

 

The Atlantic, March 19, 2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

 HuffPost Food For Thought, February 25, 2014

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

 

           

                                       DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN

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

 

  One Green Planet, May 15, 2014

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

 

 WisconsinWatch.org, February 08, 2014

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Huffington Post, January 03, 2014

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

                                             FARM-AGEDDON:

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

 

 

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

 

                                                       WATCH:

                                     "A BLOODY BUSINESS" (60 minutes)

                 Investigation by Australian TV  Four Corners Investigation

                                             LIVE ANIMAL EXPORTS

                                                 http://sco.lt/7cFyuf

 

 

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

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

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

 

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

 

 

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TOXIC AMERICA - Billions of Pounds of Toxic Untested, Unregulated Chemicals Flowing Through Your Body, Food & Environment

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


Treehugger, November 25, 2014
 ▶ ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP INGREDIENT TRICLOSAN NOW LINKED TO LIVER FIBROSIS. Another reason to stop buying antibacterial soap
The marketing claim 'antibacterial' still sells soap. That apparently means that people are not afraid of superbugs developing due to the constant evolutionary pressure of low levels of antibiotics in the environment. Fear of frog-disruptors  has not slowed the growth of this product sector. http://www.treehugger.com/health/another-reason-stop-buying-antibacterial-soap-will-it-finally-be-banned.html


                                    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.pd


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


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



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


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



▶   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


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?


- ▶ 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



 ▶ 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


-▶  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




 ▶ 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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Thousands of Sri Lanka Farmers Dying: Study Links Kidney Disease to Agrochemicals, Pesticides

Thousands of Sri Lanka Farmers Dying: Study Links Kidney Disease to Agrochemicals, Pesticides | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

BBC News, September 18, 2012

-▶ THOUSANDS OF SRI LANKANS HAVE BEEN STRUCK WITH A DEADLY FORM OF KIDNEY DISEASE. A new study points to a likely cause - pesticides and fertilisers. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19628295


Summit County Citizens Voice, March 01, 2015
-▶ NEW GLOBAL MAP IDs PESTICIDE POLLUTION HOT SPOTS. The world has a long way to go to come to grips with pesticide pollution say scientists who recently created a global map showing which areas are most susceptible.Their modeling suggests that streams across about 40 percent of the planet’s surface are at risk from the application of insecticides, with the Mediterranean region, the USA, Central America and Southeast Asia among the hotspots...On average, farmers apply about 4 million tons of agricultural pesticides  annually,...We know from earlier investigations for example that pesticides can reduce the biodiversity of invertebrates in freshwater ecosystems by up to 42 percent...

  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/03/01/new-map-ids-pesticide-pollution-hot-spots/

 

April 12, 2013 ScieDevNet

-▶ AGROCHEMICALS BLAMED FOR CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE IN SRI LANKA  http://www.scidev.net/en/south-asia/news/agrochemicals-blamed-for-chronic-kidney-disease-in-sri-lanka.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=en_news


Truthout, July 10, 2014

MONSANTO'S HERBICIDE "ROUNDUP" LINKED TO FATAL KIDNEY DISEASE EPIDEMIC http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/24876-monsantos-herbicide-linked-to-fatal-kidney-disease-epidemic-will-ckdu-topple-monsanto

 

 Addicting Info, July 10, 2014

 -▶ MONSANTO HERBICIDE AND LAX REGULATIONS TIED TO KIDNEY DISEASE http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/07/10/roundup-kills/

 

 PRI The World, September 14, 2012

▶  SRI LANKA: KIDNEY AILMENT LINKED TO FARM CHEMICALS http://www.theworld.org/2012/09/sri-lanka-kidney-chemicals/

 

NEW STUDY SUGGESTS THAT MONSANTO'S POPULAR WEEDKILLER, 'ROUNDUP' S LINKED AGAIN TO FATAL KIDNEY DISEASE (CKDu) http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/monsantos-popular-weedkiller-roundup-glyphosate-is-linked-to-fatal-kidney-disease-ckdu.php

 

 August 21, 2012 COLOMBO - IPS

-▶ STUDY LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE IN SRI LANKA'S FARM BELT TO AGROCHEMICALS A new report links the high prevalence of chronic kidney disease in Sri Lanka’s main agricultural production regions with the presence of heavy metals in the water, caused by fertiliser and pesticide use....as many as 22,000 people may have died as a result in past two decades http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/08/study-links-kidney-disease-in-sri-lankas-farm-belt-to-agrochemicals/

 

 

           TO BAN OR NOT TO BAN: THE POWER OF MONSANTO


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

 

  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

 

Center for Public Integrity, March 13, 2014

-▶ SRI LANKA BANS MONSANTO HERBICIDE "ROUNDUP" CITING POTENTIAL LINK TO DEADLY KIDNEY DISEASE http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/03/13/14418/sri-lanka-bans-monsanto-herbicide-citing-potential-link-deadly-kidney-disease

 

 Institute of Science in Society, April 09, 2014
-▶ SRI LANKA PARTIALLY BANS PESTICIDE CONTAINING GLYPHOSATE FOR DEADLY KIDNEY DISEASE EPIDEMICGlyphosate’s metal-chelating activity causes bioaccumulation of toxic metals in the body, resulting in an estimated 400 000 cases in Sri Lanka and 20 000 deaths Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji  http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Sri_Lanka_partially_bans_glyphosate.php

 

                                       THEN THE REVERSAL

 

Center For Public Integrity, April 11, 2014

-▶ MONSANTO 'ROUNDUP' HERBICIDE GLYPHOSATE BAN IN SRI LANKA PUT ON HOLD AS PESTICIDE INDUSTRY PUSHES BACK http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/04/11/14551/herbicide-ban-hold-sri-lanka-source-deadly-kidney-disease-remains-elusive

 

Natural News, April 20, 2014
MONSANTO PRESSURES SRI LANKA TO REVERSE BAN ON HERBICIDE BELIEVED TO BE CAUSING WIDESPREAD KIDNEY DISEASE http://www.naturalnews.com/044792_Monsanto_glyphosate_ban_kidney_disease.html#

 

Sustainable Pulse, May 13, 2014
-▶ UNDER PRESSURE, SRI LANKA REVERSES BAN ON SALE OF MONSANTO'S "ROUNDUP" GLYPHOSATEGM Watch comment: As for the “European glyphosate task force” mentioned in the article, which has “concluded that there is no true link” between glyphosate herbicide and chronic kidney disease, let’s hope the Sri Lankan government recognises that THIS 'TASK FORCE' IS ENTIRELY MADE UP OF THE PESTICIDE COMPANIES that make and sell glyphosate herbicide! http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/05/13/sri-lanka-lifts-ban-sale-glyphosate/#.U3Mhgi_p5K4

 

 

                                  MYSTERY IN THE FIELDS

               The Center For Public Integrity, December 28, 2012

                                             SLIDESHOW
-▶ IN SRI LANKA, NEW STEPS TARGET THOUSANDS WITH KIDNEY DISEASE - AGROCHEMICALS, PESTICIDES http://www.publicintegrity.org/2012/12/28/11985/sri-lanka-new-steps-target-mysterious-kidney-disease

                                  MORE  VIDEOS / ARTICLES

As kidney disease kills thousands across continents, scientists scramble for answers http://ow.ly/dN3TU

 

Lanka Business OnLine, March 02, 2014

-▶ NEW STUDY:  SRI LANKA KILLER KIDNEY DISEASE LINKED TO MONSANTO WEEDICIDE, PHOSPHATE FERTILIZER http://www.lankabusinessonline.com/news/sri-lanka,-kidney-disease-linked-to-glysophate,-phosphate-fertilizer/2081217214

 

PRI's The World

-▶ SRI LANKA: KIDNEY AILMENT LINKED TO FARM CHEMICALS  http://ow.ly/dN3NE

 

                                                   WATCH: 

                                   "ROUNDUP" GLYPHOSATE

                          THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE:

                      New Charge Against Monsanto's Pesticide

                                  (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 2,4-D

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


Pesticide Action Group, March 12, 2014
-▶ THE BIG 6: BIGGER AND BADDER. The public comment period for Dow's new genetically engineered,  pesticide 2,4-D-resistant corn and soy closed. 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


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


Nation of Change, March 26, 2014

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

 

 Digital Journal, March 10, 2014

-▶ AS DOW SEEKS GROWTH, NEW ENLIST CROP AND CHEMICALS SEEN AS KEY How Interesting they make no mention of toxic impact on environment and human health http://www.digitaljournal.com/business/business/as-dow-seeks-growth-new-enlist-crop-chemicals-seen-as-key/article/375455


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


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

 

 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


 -▶ PESTICIDE OVERLOAD: 1.1 BILLION POUNDS USED PER YEAR http://sco.lt/7ilmE5

 

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


 

                                       INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

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

 

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


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/



 

Global Research, May 11, 2014

 -▶ MONSANTO, SYNGENTA AND BAYER CROPSCIENCE:  THE GMO BIOTECH SECTOR SCIENTIFIC DEBATE: CO-OPTATION, DECEPTION AND COLLUSION http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-syngenta-and-bayer-cropscience-the-gmo-biotech-sector-cant-win-the-scientific-debate-the-options-are-co-option-deception-and-collusion/5381725

 

 

                                                WATCH
                   INVESTIGATION: AL JAZEERA ENGLISH
              GMO BANANAS & PESTICIDES: HEAD TO HEAD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgDUftcYA84&list=PLarcyiuyaj1D4MTxuM31Uvwk40HV7oIPV&index=31

 

 

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                                        INDIA AND GMO  Bt COTTON

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The Asian Age, June 18, 2014
 -▶ INDIA'S NEW CORPORATE GOVERNMENT. 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


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

 

 -▶ INDIA: 8,200 FARMERS SUICIDE: GMO PESTICIDES, GMO SEEDS,  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2409815369/india-8-200-farmers-suicide-maharashtra-state-revokes-monsanto-s-cotton-seed-license


                                                         WATCH

                          "BITTER SEEDS" Award Winning Film,  Trailer

                   Monsanto, GMO Seeds And Indian Farmer Suicides

                                             http://sco.lt/5lJBEv

 

-▶ INDIA'S BIOTECH INDUSTRY TRICKERY:  THE POWER OF THE GMO SEED PATENT MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/6vIzMf

 

INDIA'S MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT - DR. VANDANA SHIVA -           BIOTECH INDUSTRY TRICKERY http://sco.lt/8BpmF7

 

The Financial Express, June 07, 2014

BIOTECH INDUSTRY ON ATTACK: YOU WILL TAKE OUR SEEDS & PESTICIDES
-▶INDIA:  THREE CELLS TO BE SET UP TO USE INDUSTRY DATA TO IMPROVE PUBLIC PERCEPTION OF Bt COTTON http://m.financialexpress.com/news/three-cells-to-be-set-up-to-improve-public-perception-of-bt-cotton/1257937/

 

                                                WATCH

                                "SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY

                                          Vandana Shiva

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

 

-▶ INDIA - WHERE MONSANTO HIDES OUT:  GENETIC ENGINEERING HAS NOT LIVED UP TO ITS' CLAIMS, SAYS SCIENTIST  http://sco.lt/98AmK9

 

  -▶ PEASANTS FOR FOOD SOVEREIGNTY: NORTH INDIAN FARMERS DESTROY MONSANTO'S GM CORN FIELD TRIALS http://sco.lt/7LtQMz

 


 

 

 

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                                                 OTHER COUNTRIES

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

 

Pambazuka, July 24. 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:  WHICH WAY AFRICA?
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


EcoWatch, March 27, 2014

BRAZIL SEEKS BAN ON GLYPHOSATE, MONSANTO HERBICIDE DUE TO ALARMING TOXICITY RISKS http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/27/brazil-ban-monsanto-herbicide-toxic/

 

                                                SLIDESHOW

                             New York Times, May 08, 2014
-▶ DEADLY ILLNESS IN NICARAGUA BAFFLES EXPERTS http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/09/world/americas/deadly-illness-in-nicaragua-baffles-experts.html

 

allAfrica.com, March 14, 2014
  ▶ KENYA:  SWEET POISON: ILLEGAL RIPENING OF FRUITS WITH TOXIC CHEMICALS EXPOSES KENYANS TO CANCER http://allafrica.com/stories/201403140378.html

 

Pesticide Action Network, December 18, 2013

PUERTO RICO: BAYER CROPSCIENCES FINED FOR ENDANGERING PUERTO RICAN FARMWORKERS WITH PESTICIDES http://www.panna.org/blog/bayer-fined-endangering-farmworkers

 

 Inter Press Service, August 12, 2012
ARGENTINA: ACTIVISTS IN ARGENTINA EXPECT LANDMARK RULING AGAINST AGROCHEMICALS http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/08/activists-in-argentina-expect-landmark-ruling-against-agrochemicals/

 

GM Watch, October 19, 2013
ARGENTINES LINK HEALTH PROBLEMS TO GMO AGROCHEMICALS http://gmwatch.org/index.php/news/archive/2013/15121-argentines-link-health-problems-to-agrochemicals

 

April 29, 2013 The Center for Public Integrity

-▶ NEW URGENCY TARGETS MYSTERIOUS KIDNEY DISEASE IN CENTRAL AMERICA http://www.publicintegrity.org/2013/04/29/12582/new-urgency-targets-mysterious-kidney-disease-central-america


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/





August 30, 2013 Sustainable Pulse:

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

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

 

  -▶ PESTICIDE LOBBY SPENDS MILLI0NS TO DEFEND CHEMICALS TIED TO HUMAN HEALTH AND BEE DEATHS http://sco.lt/5Fiin3

 

 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

 

 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

 

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 Nation, March 31, 2014 Edition

-▶WARNING SIGNS:  HOW PESTICIDES HARM THE YOUNG BRAIN. The pathbreaking CHAMACOS study has detected developmental problems in children born to mothers who toiled in California’s treated fields—but will anything change? http://www.thenation.com/article/178804/warning-signs-how-pesticides-harm-young-brain#


                                           SILENCING THE SCIENTIST

              TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA - ALTRAZINE

                                                 http://sco.lt/8VIcAz

 

 

  -▶ OUR CHEMICAL-LADEN WORLD:  ARE THE BEES THE CANARY IN THE COAL MINE FOR HUMAN HEALTH AND WELL-BEING? http://sco.lt/4wbH61

 

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

 

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

 


 

 

 

 -▶ 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

 

-▶ HOW BIOTECH CORPORATION AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3583767396/how-biotech-corporations-and-gmo-crops-are-threatening-the-environment-and-humankind-alike

 

                                              BAN GMOs NOW

                                          A Special ISIS Report

                                             http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

 

                                          PESTICIDE FACT SHEETS

                         Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides

              http://www.pesticide.org/get-the-facts/pesticide-factsheets

 

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

 

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

 

 

-▶ 7 CRAZY THINGS PESTICIDES ARE DOING TO YOUR BODY  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2367544798/7-crazy-things-pesticides-are-doing-to-your-body

 

=▶ ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE PLANTS'? THE CONNECTION BETWEEN GMO AND TOXIC PESTICIDES  http://sco.lt/9JFS65

 

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

 

 ▶  BIO-RAPE OF OUR NATIVE FOOD SUPPLY. FARMERS REPORT WIDESPREAD CROSS CONTAMINATION OF GE CROPS  BY BUNCH OF CORPORATE CRIMINALShttp://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/bio-rape-widespread-cross-contamination-of-GMO-crops-over-native-organic-food-supply.php

 

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

 


 

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

 

                                                       WATCH:

            THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)

                              The Leader of the Global Biotech Chemical Cartel

                                          http://sco.lt/7wFWFN

 

 

 ▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. Destruction of Planetary Life In The Name Of  "Growth" http://sco.lt/696Tlx

 

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Other countries that have been struck by a similarly mysterious form of chronic kidney disease - most notably, in Central America - offer dialysis to only a small fraction of patients who need it. Kidney dialysis is an expensive procedure.

In Sri Lanka, the government is trying to help larger numbers of patients. It is expanding access to dialysis and to kidney transplants. These efforts are keeping many patients alive.

But doctors and public health officials remain frustrated. They say more should be done to prevent people from getting sick in the first place.


This story was reported as part of a joint investigation by PRI's The World and the Center for Public Integrity.

 

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Wall Street, Corporations Gobbling Up American, Foreign Farmland, Threatening Future Agriculture and Global Food Security

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


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


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


UKRAINE: THE MULTI-NATIONAL CORPORATE ANNEXATION: MONSANTO, THE IMF AND GMOs http://sco.lt/5JyvoH


Farmlandgrab, January 03, 2015
▶  BARBARIANS AT THE FARM GATE  http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/24381


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


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


                                            INVESTIGATION
                                  Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
                                           http://sco.lt/6jxBxZ


 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


                                                  -- WATCH --

                                         "PLANET FOR SALE"

                   BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

                                     May 3, 2011 FarmlandGrab

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


EcoNexus, October 2003

  -▶ HUNGRY CORPORATIONS: REPORT PDF DOWNLOAD

Transnational Biotech Companies Colonize the Food Chain

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


Vox, February 02, 2015
WHY WALL STREET INVESTORS AND CHINESE FIRMS ARE BUYING FARMLAND ALL OVER THE WORLD  http://www.vox.com/2014/11/20/7254883/farmland-trade-land-grab


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

 

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


                                                      WATCH

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


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


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/

 

                                               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/


 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/

 

                                                    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


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/


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                                             LAND GRABS

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


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 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

 

                                                     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



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

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

 

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

 

 

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


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

 

  -▶ 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 CORPORATE 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


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

 

 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

 

           --  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


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

 

 

 


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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


Union of Concerned Scientists

HIDDEN COSTS OF INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/our-failing-food-system/industrial-agriculture/hidden-costs-


The Ecologist 16 May 2015
CAN AGROECOLOGY SAVE US FROM "SCORCHED-EARTH" AGRICULTURE ? http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2856550/can_agroecology_save_us_from_scorchedearth_agriculture.html


Common Dreams, February 18, 2013

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


The Atlantic  March 19, 2015
▶ FARMLAND WITHOUT FARMERS-   AS INDUSTRIAL FARMING REPLACES MEN WITH MACHINES  WHO WILL CARE FOR THE HEALTH OF OUR SOIL AND ENVIRONMENT? http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2015/03/farmland-without-farmers/388282/


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


▶  TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP: Obama's New Secretive Global Trade Pacts Are A Global Corporate Coup d'etat http://sco.lt/8kt4ZF


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


 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


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


Animal Ecology In Focus, January 16, 2015

▶  OUR AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM HAS LOST IT'S WAY - TOWARD HEALTHY FOOD AND FARMS Modern intensive farming produces plentiful, cheap food but is reliant on heavy use of agrochemicals and is a major driver of the ongoing collapse of wildlife populations. Taxpayers pay billions each year to support this system, with the bulk of this money going to the biggest, richest farming operations...

https://journalofanimalecology.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/biodiversity-v-intensive-farming-has-farming-lost-its-way/


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


Pambazuka -Voices for Freedom and Justice in Africa

HOW MEGA CORPORATIONS FRAME ISSUES OF FOOD AND GLOBAL HUNGER FOR THEIR OWN SELF-INTEREST AND BOTTOM=LINE PROFITS. There is a new, but deceptive, foreign drive to end hunger in Africa through large-scale agribusiness. Yet helping poor households in rural Africa feed themselves in an affordable manner means introducing low-cost, sustainable enhancements to farming.

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


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



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


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


Huffington Post Green  May 04 2015T

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


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


The Conversation, February 26, 2015
▶ CHINA FARMING BOOM HAS LEFT ECOSYSTEMS IN DANGER OF TOTAL COLLAPSE https://theconversation.com/china-farming-boom-has-left-ecosystems-in-danger-of-total-collapse-38058


Guardian Environment, February 24, 2015
▶ LESTER BROWN:  "VAST DUST BOWLS THREATEN TENS OF MILLIONS WITH HUNGER' http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/25/lester-brown-vast-dust-bowls-threaten-tens-of-millions-with-hunger


Global Development Professionals Network, February 03, 2015
BIG SOY:  SMALL PARAGUAYAN FARMERS FIGHTING BACK AGAINST GLOBAL AGRIBUSINESS. In Paraguay, small farmers are fighting back against the spread of the vast soy monoculture http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/feb/03/big-soy-small-farmers-are-fighting-back-against-power-agribusiness


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/


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


Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, January 14, 2015
- ▶  DRAWING UPON CITIZENS' VOICES: DEEP DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

 http://www.iatp.org/blog/201501/drawing-upon-citizens-voices-deep-democracy-in-action#sthash.CoST8wxF.dpuf


Guardian Environment, March 25, 2014

 ▶ FUTURISTIC FARMS: RETHINKING MONOCULTURE FARMING AND  HOW WE GROW OUR FOOD. It’s a vicious cycle that has been the curse of destructive agriculture for thousands of years: remove native vegetation, continuously grow crops, don’t rest the land or return nutrients. Erode and exhaust soils. Move on. Repeat.. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/25/california-drought-silicon-valley-moment


Ecocentric, March 17,2015
THE DANGER OF MONOCROPS: LESSONS FROM THE IRISH POTATO FAMINE http://www.gracelinks.org/blog/1150/the-danger-of-monocrops-lessons-from-the-irish-potato-famin


Business Recorder, January 26, 2015
SMALL-SCALE ORGANIC FARMING ONLY WAY TO FEED THE WORLD http://www.brecorder.com/agriculture-a-allied/183:pakistan/1145555:small-scale-organic-farming-only-way-to-feed-the-world-un/


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


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


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


                                               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


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


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


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/


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

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


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


                            BAN GMOs NOW - SPECIAL REPORT

                                   Institute of Science in Society

                                             http://sco.lt/5CPilt


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


                                    INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

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


Mother Jones, May 07, 2014

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


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

 

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


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

  

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


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

 

                                               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


                      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


One Green Planet, February 26, 2017

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


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


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


                                                       WATCH

                                               "A RIVER OF WASTE"

Industrial livestock produce hundreds of millions of tons of manure annually, polluting our groundwater and waterways http://sco.lt/6PQUk5


                                                       WATCH

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


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

 

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


EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

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

 

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


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                                                  PESTICIDES

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


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


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


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

 

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

 

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


                                                   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


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


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


                                          VIDEO INVESTIGATION

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


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

                                        SMALL FARMING

                                                      vs

                    MEGA MONOCROP CORPORATE FARMING

                                   


 September 4, 2013 NPR

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


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

 

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


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

 

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


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


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

 

ETC Group, September 06, 2013

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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


 National Geographic, "Future of Food" May 02, 2014
FEED THE WORLD:  FAMILY FARMERS HOLD KEYS TO AGRICULTURE IN A WARMING WORLD. When policymakers in the developed world talk about feeding billions of extra mouths in the decades to come, it's multinational agribusinesses—which operate industrial-size farms—that usually get most of the attention.

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

 

Guardian Environment, February 03, 2014

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

 
                                                 WATCH (10:46)

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

 

                                  OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE

                   SEED PATENT AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD

                         THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY

                                           http://sco.lt/6FiLkv


▶ 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


 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

 

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


 SF Gate, March 24, 2014

  -▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT: CENTRAL VALLEY FARMLAND ON ITS LAST LEGS. 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

 

                                                  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."


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


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


                                  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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                                                  OBESITY PLUS

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


 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


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


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

 

                       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 SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                          http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

                                                   WATCH

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


                                              LAND GRABS

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

 

                                                       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


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

 

pdjmoo's insight:

 

                                              ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                        http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


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


                                                    WATCH

                                      ▶  FILM: ***"HOME"

          An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

 

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

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Christian Allié's curator insight, February 12, 2014 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, 2014 3:39 PM

more reason to pursue urban and vertical farming ...

Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, February 13, 2014 10:12 AM

Good compilation of links to push us into action.

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The Trillion Dollar Corporate Giveaway: The U.S. Farm Bill - What You Need To Know

The Trillion Dollar Corporate Giveaway: The U.S. Farm Bill - What You Need To Know | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Modern Farmer, March 31, 2015
-▶ AMAZING NEW LAW TO STOP GIVING FARM PAYMENTS TO CORPORATE NON-FARMERS. The USDA has a variety of different programs in place to help farmers survive tough times; collectively, they’re known as the Farm Safety Net.The Farm Safety Net includes : subsidized insurance, minimum prices for commodity products like corn, wheat, and soybeans, and disaster assurance (so farmers might receive payments in the case of drought or frost, that kind of thing). This last element, and a bunch of others that are expressed via direct payments to farmers, are the focus of the loophole closing announced by the USDA. http://modernfarmer.com/2015/03/amazing-new-law-to-stop-giving-farm-payments-to-corporate-non-farmers/


Marketplace, March 11, 2015
-▶ BIG CHANGE TO FARM SUBSIDIES http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/big-change-farm-subsidies


The Foundry, January 28, 2014
 -▶ YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT'S IN THE $1 TRILLION FARM BILL DISASTER http://blog.heritage.org/2014/01/28/wont-believe-whats-1-trillion-farm-bill-disaster/


RedState, November 22, 2014
AGRIBUSINESS HITS THE $10 BILLION JACKPOT SUBSIDIES, AT EXPENSE OF TAXPAYER -- AGAIN - RUNNING UP FOOD STAMPS COST. U.S. corporate farmers are about to reap a bumper harvest not just in corn and soybeans but also in new subsidies that could soar to $10 billion, blowing a hole in the government’s promise that its new five-year farm bill would save taxpayers money. http://www.redstate.com/2014/11/22/agribusiness-hits-jackpot-taxpayers-much/


Reuters, November 19, 2014
▶ U.S. FARMERS SET TO GET HUGE GOVERNMENT PAYOUTS DESPITE BUMPER HARVEST. U.S. farmers are about to reap a bumper harvest not just in corn and soybeans but also in new subsidies that could soar to $10 billion, blowing a hole in the government's promise that its new five-year farm bill would save taxpayers money.  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/19/us-usa-grains-insurance-idUSKCN0J32FB20141119


 EcoWatch, January 29, 2014
 -▶ 5 WAYS THE FARM BILL BRINGS HOME THE BACON FOR BIG AG http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/29/5-ways-farm-bill-brings-home-big-ag/

 

New York Times, February 04, 2014

 -▶ U.S. SENATE PASSES LONG-STALLED FARM BILL WITH CLEAR WINNERS AND LOSERS http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/05/us/politics/senate-passes-long-stalled-farm-bill.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140205&tntemail0=y&_r=0


High Country News, February 12, 2014
▶  HOW THE U.S. FARM BILL DEEPENS THE PRECIPITOUS DECLINE OF MONARCH BUTTERFLIES :  Scientists fear that one of North America’s greatest migrations is in its death throes http://www.hcn.org/blogs/goat/policies-and-pollinators-the-feds-the-farm-bill-and-the-precipitous-decline-of-monarchs


 -▶  FARM BILL GIVES MONSANTO UNBELIEVABLE POWERS OVER U.S. FOOD SUPPLY http://sco.lt/6MoQTp


Forbes, October 2, 2013

▶  LOCKING IN THE MONOPOLY: Who Knew Betting On The Weather Could Make a Billion Dollars? Monsanto Buys Climate Corp For $930 Million http://www.forbes.com/sites/bruceupbin/2013/10/02/monsanto-buys-climate-corp-for-930-million/


                                         RSN February 06, 2014
          WHY PRESIDENT OBAMA SHOULD VETO THE FARM BILL http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/448-farm-and-food-policy/21907-why-president-obama-should-veto-the-farm-bill


 The Guardian, George Monbiot February 17, 2014
▶  HOW WE ENDED UP PAYING FARMERS TO FLOOD OUR HOMES -  - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/17/farmers-uk-flood-maize-soil-protection


 

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                    GUARANTEEING CORPORATE FARM PROFITS

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August 29, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶  THE "GUARANTEED INCOME" RACKET FOR USA BIG AGRICULTURE:   — Desiccated corn and sun-scorched soybeans have been in high supply lately — and we’re paying through the nose for them http://www.globalpossibilities.org/u-s-government-paid-17-billion-for-weather-withered-crops-last-year/


▶  US TAXPAYERS NOW GUARANTEEING CORPORATE PROFITS - HISTORY OF THE CROP "INSURANCE" PROGRAM http://www.rma.usda.gov/aboutrma/what/history.html


 CXXJune 17, 2013 Somewhat Reasonable

▶  CROP INSURANCE FOR GUARANTEEING BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE PROFITS EXPANDED IN U.S. SENATE 2013 FARM BILL COSTING TAXPAYERS $955 BILLION IN SUBSIDIES http://blog.heartland.org/2013/06/crop-insurance-expanded-in-senate-farm-bill/


TakePart, October 3, 2013

- ▶ MONSANTO SPENDS NEARLY $1 BILLION ON "CROP INSURANCE COMPANY" CLIMATE CORPORATION, TAKING ADVANTAGE OF USDA CROP INSURANCE PROGRAM http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/03/precision-farming-monsanto-buys-climate-corporation

 

May 2, 2013 Environmental Working Group - 2013 Farm Bill

 -▶  TAXPAYERS GET SOAKED TO PROP UP GMO SOY AND CORN FARM INCOME - BILLIONS OF DOLLARS  http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/05/taxpayers-get-soaked-prop-farm-income

 

                                           USDA July 29, 2014
-▶ USDA IMPLEMENTS KEY FARM BILL CROP INSURANCE FOR CORPORATE FARMING -- WITH YOUR TAX DOLLARS http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2014/07/0160.xml&contentidonly=true


 New York Times, January 24, 2014
▶ RUNNING BELOW THE RADAR: A HIDDEN THREAT IN THE 2014 FARM BILL COMING RIGHT AT YOU. The mammoth farm bill is reportedly near a conference compromise in Congress, bristling with more tragic cuts in the food stamp program for the needy and a revision of lucrative commodity subsidies for mostly big farmers. Running below the radar is a dangerous, broadly written amendment that would threaten states’ current powers to enact their own agricultural standards — standards that can extend far beyond farmyards to consumer, worker and environmental safety. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/25/opinion/a-hidden-threat-in-the-farm-bill.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140125&tntemail0=y&_r=0


Civil Eats, June 11, 2014
▶ HOW CONGRESS IS MOVING TO CRUSH PROTECTIONS FOR SMALL MEAT AND POULTRY PRODUCERS. Consolidation has meant “the meatpackers report huge profits, while farmers’ share of the retail dollar has gone down dramatically—and consumers still see food prices rising at the grocery store.” In Missouri, Gibbons adds, thousands of independent small and mid-size family hog farmers have gone out of business because they don’t have access to a fair market. “Because of massive corporate control of the market, we’ve lost 91 percent of hog producers in Missouri since 1985. That’s over 20,000 farmers and many, many jobs in our rural communities.” http://civileats.com/2014/06/11/how-congress-is-moving-to-crush-protections-for-small-meat-and-poultry-producers-and-why-you-should-care/


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


                                       ▶  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

 


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


March 12, 2012 Thomson Reuters Foundation

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

 

Environmental Working Group, November 4, 2013
▶  BIPARTISAN COALITION WOULD LINK LAND CONSERVATION TO 2013 FARM SUBSIDIES  http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/11/bipartisan-support-compliance



                                                VIDEO REPORT

WHO'S BEHIND THE CHINESE TAKEOVER OF USA's AND WORLD'S BIGGEST PORK PRODUCER? TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE HUGE FARM BILL SUBSIDIES  http://sco.lt/9LONnd


 - ▶ ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS - DRUGS AND AG-GAG LAWS TO IMPACT BEYOND USA  http://sco.lt/4ynuev


 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

 

 -▶ EXPORTING OUR FOOD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER:  WHAT TRIGGERED HIGH MILK PRICES http://www.farmanddairy.com/top-stories/triggered-high-milk-prices-exports/176168.html


                                     ▶  THE HUNGER GAMES ▶

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

 

 

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


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


The Des Moines Register, July 29, 2014
- ▶ MONSANTO AND MEGA CORPORATIONS FINALLY HAVE A SEAT AT THE WHITE HOUSE TABLE UNDER THE GUISE OF CLIMATE CHANGE: SELF INTEREST AND MEGA PROFITS & CONTROL OVER REGULATIONS http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/2014/07/29/climate-change-obama/13325835/

 

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


 -▶  15 YEARS OF GM SOYBEANS IN ARGENTINA: THE TRUE COST OF GMO SOY http://sco.lt/5PG1bd

 

April 25, 2013 Earth In Transition
 -▶  SOY - THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE POISONOUS - A SCORECARD ON SOME OF BEST KNOWN SOY PRODUCTS http://www.earthintransition.org/2013/04/soy-the-good-the-bad-and-the-poisonous/

 

                                                 INFOGRAPHIC:

       FIELDS OF GOLD - RAPID RISE OF THE U.S. CORN INDUSTRY

              Lashings of Pesticides Creating Biological Deserts

                    http://flapjackmedia.com/2013/09/04/corn/

 

February 18, 2013 Common Dreams

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


 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


                                                         WATCH

                                              Moyers & Company

                                           HUNGER IN AMERICA: 

          Kids Going Hungry, Obesity Rising As Corporate Profits Soar

                                             http://sco.lt/8RymTR

 

June 29, 2013
 -▶  CORPORATE PROFITS SOAR AS AMERICANS STRUGGLE TO GET BY http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/06/29/corporate-profits-soar-as-americans-struggle-to-get-by/

 

                             FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY

MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE BIG AG BIOTECH COFFERS  http://sco.lt/6bJSgD


Organic Consumers Association, September 11, 2014
HOW INDUSTRIAL AG IS MAKING THE SOIL -- AND US -- UNHEALTHY  http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_30899.cfm


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


 Guardian Environment, George Monbiot, June 05, 2014

- ▶ THE U.S. FARMING LOBBY HAS WRECKED EFFORTS TO DEFEND OUR SOIL http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2014/jun/05/the-farming-lobby-has-wrecked-efforts-to-defend-our-soil

 

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

 


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

 


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


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

 PDF REPORT

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


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

 

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

 

 -▶ BIOTECH AGRICHEMICAL INDUSTRY GETS IMMUNITY FROM U.S. CONGRESS, OBAMA - RISES ABOVE COURTS http://sco.lt/8edR3Z

 

September 28, 2012 Grist

▶  PORK BARREL SPENDING: HOW BIG AG LOBBYIST USE FEDERAL DOLLAR TO PROTECT FACTORY FARMS http://grist.org/food/the-other-white-meat/

 

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

 

August 4, 2013 New York Time
▶  MEGA U.S. HOG FARMS BATTLING TO CONTAIN DEADLY VIRUS... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/05/us/hog-producers-battling-to-contain-virus-that-has-killed-piglets-by-the-thousands.html

 

                                                  WATCH

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

 

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

 

 

                                         MORE, BIGGER, FASTER -

       What You Need To Know About Factory Farming Your Food

                                              http://sco.lt/8usxzV

 

July 10, 2013 Bill Moyers

▶  AG-GAG LAWS SILENCE WHISTLEBLOWERS | Eye on ALEC http://billmoyers.com/2013/07/10/alec-activists-and-ag-gag/

 

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

 

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

 

▶  HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS INITIATING AND FUNDING THE ECO TERRORISM ACT http://newint.org/blog/2013/04/30/eco-terrorism-act-usa/

 

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

 

                                                    WATCH

                                  April 13, 2013 The Real News

                                               VIDEO REPORT

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

 

                                                         WATCH:

                                             "A RIVER OF WASTE"

                       THE HISTORY OF FACTORY FARMS - CAFOs

Beginning with a history of the American food system, River of Waste shows its evolution to large-scale corporate farms where pollution and use of growth hormones threaten both individual health and the future of our planet http://sco.lt/5WwPVx

 

Nation of Change

▶  HOW FACTORY FARMING CONTRIBUTES TO GLOBAL WARMING http://www.nationofchange.org/how-factory-farming-contributes-global-warming-1358786945

 

                                                  MEATONOMICS:

                               The Dirty Truth About Cheap Meat

                                               http://sco.lt/5MiErp

 

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

 

                                                     WATCH

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

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

                                          http://sco.lt/5n6cuP


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

 

  Stanford Social Innovation Review, September 30, 2013

▶  REMAKING THE FOOD SYSTEM http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/remaking_the_food_system?utm_source=Enews&utm_medium=email&utm_content=1&utm_campaign=From_Blog

 

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

 

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

 

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


 

                                              -- WATCH --

                          ▶  THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE ▶ 

                                        http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

 NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP

                                         GLYPHOSATES

 

 

Global Research, November 26, 2013
▶  MONSANTO, THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AND GLOBAL FOOD DOMINANCE http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-the-tpp-and-global-food-dominance/5359491

 

                                                   WATCH     

    "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?

                                        http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

                                     INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

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


 

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


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

 

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


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

 

March 14, 2013

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



                          MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE

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

 


 ▶ WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 

                                                    -- WATCH --

        ▶ THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH) ▶

                    The Leader of the Biotech Chemical GMO Cartel

                                              http://sco.lt/6YOJpx

 

 

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

 

 

 

- ▶ MORE ON CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FARMING

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

 

- ▶  MORE ON CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS

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

 

 

 

 




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Why Are Countries Banning GMO Genetically Engineered Crops and Animals?

Why Are Countries Banning GMO Genetically Engineered Crops and Animals? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

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



Radio New Zealand, April 16, 2015
 -▶ VANUATU BAN GM SEED IMPORTS FROM THE RELIEF EFFORT  http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/programmes/datelinepacific/audio/20174984/vanuatu-ban-gm-seed-imports-from-the-relief-effort


RT News, April 17, 2015
 -▶ EU POISED TO LET IN NEW GM PRODUCTS, INTRODUCE NON-HEALTH - OPT-OUTS. The EU is expected to permit over a dozen new genetically modified agricultural products into its market. Individual countries would reportedly be able to ban GM products, as long as they don’t challenge the science behind authorizations.

http://rt.com/news/250493-eu-gmo-rules-products/





                                                      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


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/

 

RT USA, January 13, 2014
▶  SUPREME COURT HANDS MONSANTO VICTORY OVER FARMERS ON GMO SEED PATENTS, ABILITY TO SUE http://rt.com/usa/monsanto-patents-sue-farmers-547/


The Nation, October 29, 2013
-▶  TWENTY-SIX COUNTRIES BAN GMOs —WHY WON'T THE U.S.? http://www.thenation.com/blog/176863/twenty-six-countries-ban-gmos-why-wont-us


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, June 11, 2014
 -▶ KYRGZSTAN BECOMES ONE OF FIRST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD TO BAN CULTIVATION OF GM CROPS AND IMPORT AND SALE OF GMO PRODUCTS http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/06/11/kyrgyzstan-bans-gmo-products-gm-crops/#.U6HiDS_1_OR

 

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

 

African Centre for Biosafety, March 17, 2014
▶  SOUTH AFRICA: MONSANTO FORCED TO WITHDRAW UNSUBSTANTIATED ADVERTISING CLAIMS ON BENEFITS OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS http://www.acbio.org.za/index.php/media/64-media-releases/454-monsanto-forced-to-withdraw-unsubstantiated-and-misleading-advertising-claims-on-benefits-of-gm-crops-advertising-standards-authority-of-south-africa


▶  GMO-FREE REGIONS BY COUNTRY http://www.gmo-free-regions.org/gmo-free-regions.html

 

Natural Revolution, June 10, 2013
▶  LIST OF COUNTRIES THAT BAN GMO CROPS AND/OR REQUIRE GE FOOD LABELS http://naturalrevolution.org/list-of-countries-that-ban-gmo-crops-and-require-ge-food-labels/

 

  Sustainable Pulse, October 12, 2013

▶  MEXICO BANS GMO CORN EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/10/12/mexico-judge-orders-total-ban-of-gm-maize-crops-over-environmental-harm/#.Ul2sPSTc-RQ


Health Impact News, March 18, 2014

-▶  MEXICO BANS GM SOY IN CAMPECHE REGION http://healthimpactnews.com/2014/mexico-bans-gm-soy-in-campeche-region/


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/

 

Sustainable Pulse, March 14, 2014
▶  BRAZIL: HISTORIC COURT RULING STOPS CULTIVATION OF BAYER'S GM MAIZE http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/03/14/historic-court-ruling-stops-cultivation-bayers-gm-maize-brazil/#.UycO6Fy4sdt


Sustainable Pulse, October 13, 2013

▶  BRAZIL JUDGE RULES AGAINST MONSANTO OVER RESTRICTIVE GMO SEED AGREEMENTS http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/10/13/brazil-judge-rules-against-monsanto-over-seed-agreements/#.Ul2kSSTc-RQ


Nation of Change, March 22, 2014
▶  MAYANS WIN HUGE BATTLE TO BAN #GMO SOY CROPS (SUICIDE BEANS) http://www.nationofchange.org/mayans-win-huge-battle-ban-gmo-soy-crops-1395501128


NationofChange, August 15, 2014
-▶  FRENCH PRESIDENT MAINTAINS MONSANTO GMO-CORN BAN http://www.nationofchange.org/french-president-maintains-monsanto-gmo-corn-ban-1376575830

 

Reuters, February 17, 2014
FRANCE MOVES TO BAN GENETICALLY MODIFIED MAIZE PLANTING IN SHORT, LONG TERM: AHEAD OF PRO-BUSINESS EUROPEAN COMMISSION APPROVAhttp://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/17/us-france-gmo-idUSBREA1G13020140217


Reuters, March 19, 2012
FRANCE RESTORES BAN ON GMO MAIZE CROPS http://planetark.org/wen/64956


Sustainable Pulse, January 16, 2014
▶  EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT REJECTS CULTIVATION OF GM MAIZE 1507 http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/01/16/european-parliament-rejects-cultivation-gm-maize-1507/#.Uto8dPbTlcw


Digital Journal, February 15, 2014

▶  EUROPE TO MOVE AHEAD WITH GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PESTICIDE LADEN CROPS http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/europe-moves-ahead-with-gm-crops/article/370949


The Guardian, January 9, 2014

AUSTRALIA, STATE OF TASMANIA TO CONTINUE MORATORIUM ON GM CROPS AND ANIMALS The Tasmanian government will indefinitely extend a ban on genetically modified crops and animals in the state's products... http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/09/tasmania-gm

 

Australian Broadcasting News, January 10, 2014
AUSTRALIA: TASMANIA'S BAN ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS MADE INDEFINITE IN BID TO PROTECT CLEAN, GREEN BRAND http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-09/tasmania27s-gmo-ban-extended-indefinitely/5192112

 

               Dr Judy Carman Live on Tasmania's GMO Ban

DR JUDY CARMAN, Associate Professor in Biochemistry at Flinders University; Director of the Institute of Health and Enviornmental Research, on the genetically modified organisms (GMO) moratorium in Tasmania and what that means for Tasmania. (00-8:40)

                                             LISTEN HERE

                                          http://ow.ly/stS8s


 GM WATCH, March 2, 2011
▶  AUSTRALIAN KELLOGGS AGREES TO PRODUCE FOOD WITHOUT GENETICALLY MODIFIED INGREDIENTS http://www.gmwatch.org/latest-listing/1-news-items/12949-kelloggs-agrees-to-non-gm-policy


POLAND IS LATEST NATION TO BAN MONSANTO'S GMO MAIZE http://sco.lt/6XFUDh

 

Natural News Buzz, January 09, 2014
SUDAN BLOCKS IMPORT OF GM SOYBEANS, CONSIDERS TOTAL BAN ON GM FOODSTUFFS http://buzz.naturalnews.com/001110-Sudan-GM_food-total_ban.html

 

 ▶ INDIA: 8,200 FARMERS SUICIDE: MAHARASHTRA TATE REVOKES MONSANTO'S GMO COTTON SEED LICENSE  http://sco.lt/8HhicL

 

Global Research, January 07, 2014
BANGLADESH:  FARMERS SAY NO TO GENETICALLY MODIFIED VEGETABLES http://www.globalresearch.ca/bangladesh-farmers-say-no-to-gm-vegetables/5364226


NAMIBIA: AGRONOMIC BOARD CONDEMNS GENETICALLY MODIFIED MAIZE IN RETAIL PRODUCTS http://www.economist.com.na/2011-12-07-11-05-31/agriculture/2691-agronomic-board-condemns-genetically-modified-maize-in-retail-products


RT News, January 09, 2014
ARGENTINA: MONSANTO GMO SEED PLANT CONSTRUCTION HALTED IN ARGENTINA http://rt.com/news/monsanto-argentina-plant-halted-343/

 

GM Watch, October 19, 2013
ARGENTINES LINK HEALTH PROBLEMS TO GMO AGROCHEMICALS http://gmwatch.org/index.php/news/archive/2013/15121-argentines-link-health-problems-to-agrochemicals


The Top Information Post, May 28, 2013
▶  RUSSIA WARNS OBAMA:  MONSANTO http://topinfopost.com/2013/05/28/russia-warns-obama-monsanto


                                                   WATCH;

                POISONING PARADISE: ISLANDS AT RISK

                   The Genetic Engineering War in Hawai'i

                                      http://sco.lt/8hNxzd


EcoWatch, January 09, 2014

MAINE GOVERNOR SIGNS GMO FOOD LABELING BILL INTO LAW http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/09/maine-governor-signs-gmo-food-labeling-bill/


Huffington Post Green, October 29, 2013
▶  LOS ANGELES PROPOSES BANNING THE GROWTH, SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED SEEDS The motion would not affect the sale of food containing genetically modified ingredients. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/21/los-angeles-ban-gmo_n_4137166.html


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


Sustainable Pulse, November 12, 2013
SPREAD OF GM CROPS ILLEGALLY OUT OF CONTROL IN MANY COUNTRIES. Testbiotech published the first global overview showing how genetically engineered plants (GM crops) such as maize, rice, cotton, oilseed rape, bentgrass and poplar trees are spreading uncontrollably. This is happening in regions and countries such as the USA and Canada, Middle America, Japan, China, Australia and Europe. In many cases, the plants have escaped far beyond the fields into the environment. In some regions, the transgenes have already moved into populations of wild relatives.... http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/11/12/spread-of-gm-crops-out-of-control-in-many-countries-breaking-news/#.UoLV-o3piRQ


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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

 

 May 14, 2013 Center for Food Safety

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


This in May 2009 !!  -

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM)

-▶  THE TRUTH IS OUT ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS - AND IT'S NOT PRETTY http://foodmatters.tv/articles-1/the-truth-is-out-on-genetically-modified-foods-and-its-not-pretty

 

 ▶ HOW GMO FOODS AFFECT HEALTH - GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET  http://sco.lt/7oVxQH

 

                               THE COUNTER RETALIATION

U.S. GOVERNMENT AGGRESSIVELY BACKS & PROMOTES MONSANTO, BIOTECH THRUST FOR CONTROL OF GLOBAL GMO FOOD  - WITH TRADE DEAL ARM-TWISTING http://sco.lt/5AJ1Pt

 

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


 

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EcoWatch, March 14, 2014
▶  'BIG FOOD' READY FOR COSTLY BATTLE AS STATES CONSIDER GMO LABELING BILLS ‘ http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/14/big-food-battle-states-gmo-labeling-bills/

 

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/

 

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


                          THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE:
              New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup
                                         http://sco.lt/63470L

 

                         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. GenetistDr. David Suzuki 

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

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

                                           http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

 

A RACE TO SAVE THE APPLE AND ORANGE BY ALTERING ITS DNA: EUROPE BANS AMERICAN APPLES: Pesticides, Antibiotics on Your Fruit and Veggies http://sco.lt/6ljP1t

 

                                        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


Guardian Environment, January 16, 2014

▶  AMERICA'S GM (GMO) BACKLASH SHOULD GIVE BRITAIN FOOD FOR THOUGHT American consumers and farmers are rejecting a technology they once embraced. Let's not make the same mistakes/ http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/16/america-gm-backlash-consumers-farmers-britain


CivilEats, January 14, 2014

▶  GMOs: WHAT'S REALLY AT STAKE: Anna Lappe http://civileats.com/2014/01/14/grists-coverage-on-gmos-whats-really-at-stake/


▶  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/

 

                                              BAN GMOs NOW

                                          A Special ISIS Report

                                             http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

                                          PESTICIDE FACT SHEETS

                         Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides

              http://www.pesticide.org/get-the-facts/pesticide-factsheets

 

 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 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

 

Reuters, October 23, 2013

 ▶ ANALYSIS: LACK OF CROP ROTATION SLOWLY TURNS ARGENTINE PAMPAS INTO SAND http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/23/us-argentina-soils-analysis-idUSBRE99M0G120131023

 

Green America, January 2, 2014
▶  VICTORY FOR CONSUMERS:  GENERAL MILLS ANNOUNCES THAT ORIGINAL CHEERIOS ARE NOW NON-GMO http://www.greenamerica.org/about/newsroom/releases/2014-01-02-non-GMO-Cheerios.cfm

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

▶ THE 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

 

PATENT FOR A PIG:  Biotech Scientists Push to Patent, "improve" transgenic GMO 'Enviropigs'  http://sco.lt/6nOLuz

 

 

 ▶  THE FOUR STEPS REQUIRED TO KEEP MONSANTO OUT OF YOUR GARDEN   http://sco.lt/6iFQdl

 

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

 

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


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

 

 

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

                                                    SCIENCE

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

 

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


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

 

 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

 

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

 

- ▶ GMO EVIDENCE
GMO library based on Seralini research of Gilles-Eric Sealini in GMOs, glyphosate. http://gmoevidence.com/

 

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

 

                                   SILENCING THE SCIENTIST

          TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA - "ALTRAZINE"

                                        http://sco.lt/8VIcAz

 

Prevent Disease, March 7, 2013
- ▶ STUDY: SCIENTISTS OFFICIALLY LINK PROCESSED FOODS TO AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE  http://preventdisease.com/news/13/030713_Scientists-Officially-Link-Processed-Foods-To-Autoimmune-Disease.shtm

 

World Chaos News, June 17, 2013

▶  HUMAN GENES ENGINEERED INTO EXPERIMENTAL GMO RICE BEING GROWN IN KANSAS The only known GMO with inbred human traits in cultivation today, a GM rice product made by biotechnology company Ventria Bioscience is currently being grown on 3,200 acres in Junction City, Kansas — and possibly elsewhere — and most people have no idea about it. Since about 2006, Ventria has been quietly cultivating rice that has been genetically modified (GM) with genes from the human liver for the purpose of taking the artificial proteins produced by this “Frankenrice” and using them in pharmaceuticals.
 http://aworldchaos.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/human-genes-engineered-into-experimental-gmo-rice-being-grown-in-kansas/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Collective-Evolution, January 09, 2014

CONFIRMED:  DNA FROM GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS CAN BE TRANSFERRED INTO HUMANS WHO EAT THEM http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/01/09/confirmed-dna-from-genetically-modified-crops-can-be-transfered-to-humans-who-eat-them-2/


MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS - LEAVING A BIOLOGICAL DESERT http://sco.lt/51ekyH

 

THE NEXT GMO BIOTECH WAVE: EXTREME SYNTHETIC GENETICS: THE IMPLICATIONS.  THE ETHICS http://sco.lt/6TyUmv

 

 ▶ 21st CENTURY PATENTING OF LIFE:  BIOTECH IS RE-ENGINEERING, RE-PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF.  THE ETHICS AND LEGALITIES http://sco.lt/9Hu7Tl

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

                    PESTICIDES AND INDUSTRIAL GMO AGRICULTURE

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

 

October 3, 2012

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

 

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

 

The Ecologist, December 31, 2013

HARMFUL GMO WEEDKILLER IN YOUR BREAD AND CEREAL BARS http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2217533/harmful_weedkiller_in_your_bread_and_cereal_bars.html

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                   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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 ▶ 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

 

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

 

                                         BATTLE FOR THE BEES

             Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                                   http://sco.lt/6e9Rdh

 

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

 

                                         WHY THE UPRISING?

              GLOBAL MARCHES AND GMO LABELING INITIATIVES

                                         http://sco.lt/86ioWP

 

 

-▶  GMO FACTS:  THE NON-GMO PROJECT http://www.nongmoproject.org/learn-more/

 

 

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MONSANTO ENTERS PHARMACEUTICAL, MARJUANA BUSINESS, ACQUIRES KEY 'GENE SILENCING' TECHNOLOGY http://sco.lt/6N2Q2j


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

 

THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL: AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/6NaAqn

 

-▶  USA TO START 'TRADE WARS' WITH NATIONS OPPOSED TO MONSANTO, GMO CROPS http://sco.lt/6PzO9x

 

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

 

Al Jazeera January 23, 2013

MONSANTO Versus THE PEOPLE http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/01/201311071754973439.html

 

                                                     WATCH

                The World According to Monsanto (FULL LENGTH)

                   The Leader of the Biotech, Chemical, Ag Cartel

                                          http://sco.lt/4ukXE9

 

 

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

 

              WAKE UP AND SMELL THE GMOs - A MOTHER'S VOICE

                                       http://sco.lt/9Dv6VF

 

                                                     WATCH 

                                    SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY

                                                Vandana Shiva

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

 


 

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

 

▶  U.S. PORK PRODUCERS CALL FOR MORE HUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS AFTER DECADES OF ABUSE AND PROTESTS  http://sco.lt/6jKf2H

 

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

 

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

 

                                            OBESITY PLUS:

▶ AMERICANS 'ARE SICKER AND DIE YOUNGER' THAN PEOPLE IN OTHER WEALTHY NATIONS http://sco.lt/7k5Iu1


The Atlantic, September 25, 2013

-▶  WHY AGRICULTURE NEEDS MORE WOMEN http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/09/agriculture-needs-more-women/279987/

 

 

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

 

 

                                          WHY THE UPRISING? 

                       Global Marches And GMO Labeling Initiatives

                                         http://sco.lt/86ioWP

 

 

 

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                       Beyond Pesticides, October 22, 2013

                                 INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

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


Huffington Post Green  May 04 2015

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


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


UPI, November 29, 2013

CHINA REJECTS 60,000 TONS OF INSECT-RESISTANT TRANSGENIC U.S. CORN http://www.upi.com/Business_News/2013/11/29/China-rejects-60000-tons-of-genetically-modified-US-corn/UPI-62341385749613/


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


Summit County Citizens Voice, March 01, 2015
-▶ NEW GLOBAL MAP IDs PESTICIDE POLLUTION HOT SPOTS. The world has a long way to go to come to grips with pesticide pollution say scientists who recently created a global map showing which areas are most susceptible.Their modeling suggests that streams across about 40 percent of the planet’s surface are at risk from the application of insecticides, with the Mediterranean region, the USA, Central America and Southeast Asia among the hotspots...On average, farmers apply about 4 million tons of agricultural pesticides  annually,...We know from earlier investigations for example that pesticides can reduce the biodiversity of invertebrates in freshwater ecosystems by up to 42 percent...

  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/03/01/new-map-ids-pesticide-pollution-hot-spots/


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


                                PROFITS BEFORE HEALTH

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

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


New York Times, February 23, 2015
SYNGENTA'S "ALTRAZINE" BANNED, OR NOT, UNDERSCORES TRANS-ATLANTIC TRADE SENSITIVITIES: THE DIFFERENCE IN REGULATING PESTICIDES EUROPE vs USA  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/24/business/international/a-pesticide-banned-or-not-underscores-trans-atlantic-trade-sensitivities.html?_r=0


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

 

                                         VIDEO REPORT
                            Democracy Now, February 21, 2014
                                 SILENCING THE SCIENTIST

               TARGETED BY BEE-KILLING HERBICIDE BY SYNGENTA

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/2/21/silencing_the_scientist_tyrone_hayes_on

                                            FULL REPORT

                                       http://sco.lt/9AkvK5


Ag Professional, August 01, 2014
 -▶ CHINA ADOPTS STRICTER PESTICIDE RESIDUE STANDARD. The new standard includes 3,650 indices detailing the maximum allowable residue for 387 pesticides on 284 types of food, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Health and Family Planning Commission, which jointly issued the standard.  Compared with the current standard that took effect in 2012, the new standard contains 1,357 new indices covering 65 new pesticides and 43 new types of food.
The standard covers vegetables, fruits, grain, edible oil, sugar, soft drinks, nuts, eggs and meat. It includes juice and preserved fruits for the first time. http://www.agprofessional.com/news/China-adopts-stricter-pesticide-residue-standard-269591991.html


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


September 17, 2010 SciDevNet

▶  PESTICIDE RISKS NEED MORE RESEARCH AND REGULATION http://www.scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/pesticide-risks-need-more-research-and-regulation.html


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


                          ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE PLANTS?'

                                              http://sco.lt/9JFS65

 

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

                                                 HEALTH

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


NewsSum, August 20, 2014
-▶ MAIN INGREDIENT "GLYPHOSATE" IN MONSANTO'S ROUNDUP PESTICIDE, PATENTED AS AN ANTIBIOTIC, DESTROYING GI TRACT http://www.newssum.com/main-ingredient-monsantos-roundup-patented-antibiotic-destroying-gi-tract-3542


 ▶ 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

 

 Food Democracy Now, May 16, 2013
 ▶  NEW STUDY LINKS GMO FOOD TO LEUKEMIA:  GMO BT CRY-TOXINS MAY CONTRIBUTE TO BLOOD ABNORMALITIES. A groundbreaking new study published in the current issue of the Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases reveals the potential "leukemogenic" properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides engineered into the vast majority of GMO food crops already within the US food supply http://www.fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2013/may/16/new_study_links_GMO_food_to_leukemia/

 

 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


Newsweek, July 24, 2014
EXPOSURE TO PESTICIDES WHEN PREGNANT LINKED TO 3 GENERATIONS OF DISEASE. In the post-Silent Spring 1960s, when the pesticide DDT was discovered to be toxic to humans and wildlife and to persist for years in the environment, farmers and landscapers turned enthusiastically to Methoxychlor. The pesticide—also commercially known as Chemform, Methoxo, Metox or Moxie—had a much shorter half-life and was billed as the safe alternative to DDT. Now, new research argues that exposure to the pesticide could cause diseases three generations later, in offspring who were never exposed to the Methoxychlor themselves. http://www.newsweek.com/pesticide-diseases-pesticide-exposure-pesticide-poisoning-pesticides-and-pregnancy-261181


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


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


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/


 -▶ THOUSANDS OF FARMERS DYING: STUDY LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE TO AGROCHEMICALS http://sco.lt/4lhmin

 

RT News, October 23, 2013
▶   MONSANTO'S BIG TOBACCO TEMPLATE - DENY, DENY, DENY --- MONSANTO DENIES ITS PESTICIDES BEHIND ARGENTINE HEALTH PROBLEMS http://rt.com/news/monsanto-glyphosate-safe-argentina-597/


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


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


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

 

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

 

                  BEYOND PESTICIDES: INFORMATION SERVICES
                PESTICIDE-INDUCED DISEASES DATABASE : CANCER

                   http://www.beyondpesticides.org/health/cancer.php


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


▶  OUR SANITIZED SOIL, CANCER AND STRAWBERRIES: - DANGERS PESTICIDES POSE TO WORKERS FORCE FARMERS TO LOOK FOR SAFER ALTERNATIVES http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2013/09/14/dangers-pesticide-pose-force-farmer-to-look-for-alternatives/



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                                            ARGENTINA

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


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


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

 

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

 

                                               IN BIG PICTURES

Boston.com, October 21, 2013
▶  POTENTIAL ADVERSE AFFECTS OF TOXIC AGROCHEMICALS IN ARGENTINA http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2013/10/agrochemical_spraying_in_argen.html

 

One Green Planet, October 21, 2013
▶   MONSANTO'S PESTICIDE MISUSE IN ARGENTINA RAISES CANCER RATES http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/monsantos-pesticide-misuse-in-argentina-raises-cancer-rates/

 

GMWatch, October 22, 2013
-▶ HIGH LEVELS OF GLYPHOSATE RESIDUES FOUND IN ARGENTINE SOY http://gmwatch.org/index.php/news/archive/2013/15130-high-levels-of-glyphosate-residues-found-in-argentine-soy

 

  Deutche Welles October 25, 2013
▶  PESTICIDE ILLNESS TRIGGERS ANTI-MONSANTO PROTEST IN ARGENTINA. Monsanto pesticides are causing birth defects and cancer in Argentina, according to a new report. In a farming community near Córdoba, residents say they have been poisoned by pesticides http://www.dw.de/pesticide-illness-triggers-anti-monsanto-protest-in-argentina/a-17013525

 

 Mother Jones, October 23, 2013
▶  ARGENTINA IS USING MORE PESTICIDE THAN EVER BEFORE.  AND NOW IT HAS CANCER CLUSTER http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/10/argentina-cancer-cluster-pesticide


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

                                         


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

 

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/


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


                          OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET -

                            ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED

                               EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN

                                             http://sco.lt/6przzF


                                                  REPORT

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


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

 

- ▶ 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/

 

                                            VIDEO REPORT
                            PBS Newshour, November 15, 2014
      INCREASED IMMUNITY IN WEEDS MAY THREATEN U.S. CROPS NewsHour Weekend traveled to Iowa to explore the widespread issue of herbicide-resistant and hard-to-control weeds. Millions of acres of farmland have been affected, rendering some fields unable to be farmed.The EPA recently approved a new Dow herbicide that the industry says could help the problem. Opponents have sued claiming it could possibly harm the environment and human health. http://video.pbs.org/video/2365369832/

 

                                                         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


 

                                                        WATCH

                                   THE NEXT GENERATION: 2,4-D

                                         DANGERS OF DICAMBA

                                                   Michael Pollan:

"Don't miss this VIDEO, about the next wave of herbicide-tolerant crops from Monsanto-- will make Round-Up look benign" http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba

 

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

 

▶  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


Forbes, January 6, 2014

 ▶ AGENT ORANGE GMO? AFTER USDA BACKS 2,4-D SEEDS, MICHAEL POLLAN, MARION NESTLE LEAD ACTIVIST HYPE OF DISCREDITED LINK http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonentine/2014/01/06/agent-orange-gmo-after-usda-backs-24-d-seeds-michael-pollan-marion-nestle-lead-activist-hype-of-discredited-link/

 

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


Biosafety Information Centre, July 14, 2014
U.S. ON THE EDGE OF MASSIVE INCREASE IN TOXIC HERBICIDE USE http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1079


Nation of Change, March 26, 2014

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

 

 Digital Journal, March 10, 2014

-▶ AS DOW SEEKS GROWTH, NEW ENLIST CROP AND CHEMICALS SEEN AS KEY How Interesting they make no mention of toxic impact on environment and human health http://www.digitaljournal.com/business/business/as-dow-seeks-growth-new-enlist-crop-chemicals-seen-as-key/article/375455

 

 August 30, 2013 Sustainable Pulse:

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

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

 

▶   POLITICAL CORRUPTION - MONSANTO AND ITS INFLUENCE OVER GOVERNMENTS http://sco.lt/6NoObR


Food Safety News, November 11, 2013
▶ BIG FOOD, BIOTECH INDUSTRY'S SECRET PLAN TO GET THE FEDS TO KILL GMO LABELING IN EVERY STATE http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/11/industrys-secret-plan-to-get-the-feds-to-kill-gmo-labeling-in-every-state/#.UoLbdY3piRQ


Environmental Working Group, November 14, 2013

CHEMICAL AGRICULTURE ON THE ATTACK, AGAIN http://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2013/11/chemical-agriculture-attack-again


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


MONSANTO RAISES FORECAST AS PROFIT RISES ON PATENTED GMO INSECTICIDE CORN SEEDS- -- $TRILLION PROFITS AND GLOBAL MONOPOLY  http://sco.lt/5CQ0Lh


 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 (Beyond Pesticides offers the latest information on pesticides and alternatives, as well as ongoing projects including children's health, organic food, mosquito control and organic lawn care) http://beyondpesticides.org


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

 

Bleeding Heartland, July 02, 3013
 -▶ TIME FOR TOM VILSACK, US SEC. OF AGRICULTURE, TO SHOW LEADERSHIP ON GMO WEED CONTROLAs the USDA considers the biotech industry's "next silver bullet solution" for herbicide-resistant weeds, Vilsack should think hard about the risks, "rather than just believing people who have some shiny new product to sell" Vilsack's record raises doubts about whether he is up to this task. http://www.bleedingheartland.com/diary/7011/time-for-tom-vilsack-to-show-leadership-on-weed-control

 



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


  -▶ OUR CHEMICAL-LADEN WORLD:  ARE THE BEES THE CANARY IN THE COAL MINE FOR HUMAN HEALTH? http://sco.lt/4o1o


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

 

European Research Media Center, June 24, 2013

▶  DURING 2009 NEONICOTINOID-FREE MAIZE SOWING IN ITALY HARDLY A BEE COLONY WAS LOST http://www.youris.com/Environment/Bees/Bees_restored_to_health_in_Italy_after_this_springs_neonicotinoidfree_maize_sowing.kl

 

Guardian Environment, June 23, 2014
 ▶  INSECTICIDE 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

 

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


NewsSum, August 20, 2014
MAIN INGREDIENT "GLYPHOSATE" IN MONSANTO'S ROUNDUP PESTICIDE, PATENTED AS AN ANTIBIOTIC, DESTROYING GI TRACT http://www.newssum.com/main-ingredient-monsantos-roundup-patented-antibiotic-destroying-gi-tract-3542

 

 

                                              -- WATCH --

                         ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

         NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP

                                           GLYPHOSATES

                                      http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

 

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

 

                                              BAN GMOs NOW

                        A Special Institute of Science In Society Report

                                             http://sco.lt/5CPilt


 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

 

                                          PESTICIDE FACT SHEETS

                         Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides

              http://www.pesticide.org/get-the-facts/pesticide-factsheets

 

 The Des Moines Register, May 17, 2014
GMO AGRIBUSINESS BLAMED FOR 'SUPERWEED' CRISIS. Agribusiness companies including Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences are creating a "superweed crisis" by producing new technologies that are compounding weed resistance, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists

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

 


GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/9Gdbxh

 

                                                 WATCH

                        A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki

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

 

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

 

MONSANTO AND DOW HAVE DECIDED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH 'AGENT ORANGE CORN' http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/Monsanto-Dow-agent-orange-corn.php

 

 July 14, 2013 Wake Up World

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

 


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August 20, 2013 GMO Insider
-▶  MONSANTO CAN SUE FARMERS WHEN GMO CONTAMINATION GOES OVER ONE PERCENT OF THEIR CROP http://gmoinside.org/monsanto-can-sue-farmers-when-gmo-contamination-goes-over-one-percent-of-their-crop/

 

 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/

 

 The Ecologist, November 1, 2013
▶  THE REAL POINT OF GMO FOOD IS CORPORATE CONTROL OF FARMING http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2140802/the_real_point_of_gm_food_is_corporate_control_of_farming.html

 

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

 

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/


                                                      VIDEO:

                                  THE HAWAII GMO WARS

           ISLANDS AT RISK: GENETIC ENGINEERING IN HAWAII

                                           http://sco.lt/7w8DWz

 

Organic Lifestyle Magazine, May 29, 2013

SEEDS OF LIFE:
▶ THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEIRLOOMS, HYBRIDS AND GMOs http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/the-difference-between-heirlooms-hybrids-and-gmos/

 

 -▶  PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/5oplFx


Guardian Environment, Sepember 19, 2013
▶  THE PLAGUE OF MONOCROPS:  WHY BANANAS ARE GIVING CAIMANS BAD BLOOD, EXPOSING IMPACT OF HEAVILY PESTICIDE SPRAYED PLANTATIONS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/world-on-a-plate/2013/sep/19/bananas-pesticides-spectacled-caiman-costa-rica

 

 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

                                                    

Center for Food Safety, December 02, 2013

BEES CAN'T WAIT 5 MORE YEARS  http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/2753/broad-coalition-is-building-buzz-to-raise-awareness-of-pollinator-declines

 

 Sustainable Pulse, December 22, 2013
GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS BRING BRAZIL HIGHER AGROCHEMICAL USE AND LOWER YIELDS  http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/12/22/gm-crops-bring-brazil-lower-yields-higher-chemical-use-new-report/#.UrkYB_ZQ1K7

 

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

 

AGROPOLY - September 2013

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

 

 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

 

RT News, February 24, 2014
FINALLY, SOME ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:  GMO MONOCROPS MAY CAUSE MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL (AND HUMAN HEALTH) RISKS, USDA ADMITS http://rt.com/usa/usda-gmo-risk-report-537/

 

                                                     WATCH

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

 

 

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

 

  ▶ 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

 

Huffington Post Green, November 9, 2013
CLIMATE CHANGE MAY MAGNIFY TOXIC CHEMICAL DANGERS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/08/climate-change-chemicals_n_4240450.html

 

Wake Up World, November 20, 2013

MORE GMO NIGHTMARES: AUSTRALIA TO TRIAL FORCIBLE VACCINATION THROUGH THE RELEASE OF GMO AEROSOL VACCINES http://wakeup-world.com/2013/11/20/australia-to-trial-forcible-vaccination-through-release-of-aerosol-gmo-vaccine/

 

Sustainable Pulse, November 12, 2013
SPREAD OF GM CROPS ILLEGALLY OUT OF CONTROL IN MANY COUNTRIES. Testbiotech published the first global overview showing how genetically engineered plants (GM crops) such as maize, rice, cotton, oilseed rape, bentgrass and poplar trees are spreading uncontrollably. This is happening in regions and countries such as the USA and Canada, Middle America, Japan, China, Australia and Europe. In many cases, the plants have escaped far beyond the fields into the environment. In some regions, the transgenes have already moved into populations of wild relatives.... http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/11/12/spread-of-gm-crops-out-of-control-in-many-countries-breaking-news/#.UoLV-o3piRQ

 

 Sustainable Pulse, October 30, 2013
GROWING SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS ON GMO SAFETY FEARS http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/10/30/growing-scientific-consensus-on-gmo-safety-fears-breaking-news/#.UnmgfCTpiRQ


African Center For BioSafety, October 18, 2013

FOOD FASCISM IN SOUTH AFRICA: TIGER BRANDS, PIONEER AND PREMIER FORCE FEEDING THE NATION RISKY GMO MAIZE http://www.acbio.org.za/index.php/media/64-media-releases/445-food-fascism-in-south-africa-tiger-brands-pioneer-and-premier-force-feeding-the-nation-risky-gm-maize


The Ecologist, December 12, 2013

-▶ WHAT PRICE NATURE? :  If the world is to feed a growing population against a backdrop of climate change and biodiversity loss, argues Charles Windsor, we must calculate in the cost of the damage we are causing to soils, water, climate and ecosystems... http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2194757/we_must_put_a_price_on_nature.html

 

                                                   WATCH

                 THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO

                                            (FULL LENGTH)

           THE LEADER OF THE BIOTECH, CHEMICAL, AG CARTEL

                                          http://sco.lt/6GeyVF

 


 ▶   MONSANTO, BIOTECH AGRICHEMICAL CARTEL BUYS OBAMA, THE US SENATE AND THE GLOBAL FARM http://sco.lt/8edR3Z

 


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

 

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

 

▶   THE GMO SEED CARTEL - HOW BIOTECHNOLOGY COMPANIES MONOPOLIZE GLOBAL SEED MARKETS AND THUS OUR FOOD http://sco.lt/5P9IyP

 

▶  WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS? http://sco.lt/79HQvZ

 

 Times-Standard Online, November 30, 2013

PESTICIDE-LADEN POT: THE DANGERS OF LURKING CONTAMINANTS AND PESTICIDES

 http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_24628828/what-are-you-smoking-study-finds-pesticides-transfer

 

August 14, 2013 Chicago Now
- ▶  MONSANTO PREPARES TO BUILD LEGAL MEDICAL MARIJUANA EMPIRE WITH GMO SEEDS, PESTICIDES AND FRANKENWEED http://www.chicagonow.com/wild-side-chicago/2013/08/monsanto-ready-to-enter-medical-marijuana-war/

 

Smart Planet, November 8, 2013
- ▶  IS MARIJUANA THE NEXT GREAT AMERICAN INDUSTRY? http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/is-marijuana-the-next-great-american-industry/33745?tag=nl.e660&s_cid=e660&ttag=e660&ftag=TRE4eb29b5

 

 ▶   WHY MANY MILLIONS OF ANIMALS, LIKE PEOPLE, ARE NOW OVERWEIGHT http://sco.lt/686HJJ

 

 ▶ OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : Fast-tracking Approvals, Waiving Regulations, Liabilities http://sco.lt/5uCx8b

 


more...
Steve Kingsley's curator insight, October 23, 2013 9:00 PM

Will people ever learn?

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, October 25, 2013 7:09 AM

Anyone have any doubt about the dangers of GE of food after seeing all of the above documentation?

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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


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



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


May 23, 2013 Cornucopia Institute

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


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

 

 Cornucopia News, March 28, 2014

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


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


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


Organic Consumers Association, April 02, 2014

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


Common Dreams, April 29, 2014

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


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


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


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


Politico, May 02, 2014

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


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

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


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

 

Washington State University

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

 

29 November 2012

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


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


Treehugger, October 14, 2014

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


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

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


Truthdig, March 20, 2014

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


 

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                      USDA/FDA COLLUDES WITH CORPORATE BUSINESS

                                         TO TAKEOVER ORGANICS

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                    STOP THE USDA CORPORATE COUP OF ORGANICS ! 


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


Cornucopia Institute, May 18th 2012

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


A Call for Action to Protect Organic - Beyond Pesticides

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


PR Watch, May 21, 2014

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


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

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


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


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

http://www.cornucopia.or

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


Cornucopia Institute, May 07, 2014

▶  IT'S TIME TO TAKE BACK THE ORGANIC COMMUNITY

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

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

 

                 DON'T LET THE #USDA DESTROY ORGANICS

                                                  PETITION:

                                     Food Democracy Now

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

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


May 22, 2013 Cornucopia Institute

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


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

 

Nation of Change, February 25, 2014

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

 

 Los Angeles Times,

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

 

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


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


Nation of Change, September 21, 2013

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


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

 

                                                    WATCH

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

                                             http://ow.ly/kXbz1


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


Cornucopia Institute

July 23, 2013 Cornucopia Institute

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


 

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                              "NATURAL" vs "ORGANIC" LABELING

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


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


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

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

 

New York Times, December 19, 2013

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

 

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


Treehugger, June 18, 2014

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

 

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


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

 

PR Watch, January 15, 2014

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



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


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Deutche Welles, March 25, 2014

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

 

 EurActive, April 02, 2014

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


HuffingtonPost Politics, August 02, 2014

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

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

 

                                      The Cornucopia Institute

                                               July 16, 2014
                                     WHITE HOUSE PETITION:

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

 

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

 

                                       INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

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



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                                              WHY ORGANIC?

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

 

 EcoWatch, April 22, 2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Cornucopia Institute, November 25, 2013

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

 

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


Grist, March 05, 2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

  

                                                     BIG FOOD

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

 

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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                          GMOs, INDUSTRIAL FOOD INDUSTRY

                                        AND PESTICIDES

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                                                 BAN GMOs NOW

                              A Special Institute of Science In Society

                                                 http://sco.lt/5CPilt


WATTAgNet, April 08, 2014

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

 

Washington Post, January 27, 2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

 Seattle Organic Restaurants

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


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

 

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


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


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


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


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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                        WATCH
                                Katie Couric's New Documentary

                                                        'FED UP'"

                         Takes on Junk Food and the Obesity Crisis

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


                                                   WATCH;

                     POISONING PARADISE: ISLANDS AT RISK

                   The Genetic Engineering War in Hawai'i

                                      http://sco.lt/8hNxzd

 

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

 

                                 OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE

                   SEED PATENT AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD

                          THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY

                                         http://sco.lt/6FiLkv

 

                                                 WATCH: 

                                         "A RIVER OF WASTE" 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

                                             -- WATCH --

                                              "FOOD, INC"

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


 

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

                                               WALMART

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

 

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

 

Food For Thought, April 16, 2014

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

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

 

The Des Moines Register, July 11, 2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

                   

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

 

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

 

 May 29, 2014 RealFarmacy

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

 

**** "BUYCOTT" APP

May 15, 2013 Nation Of Change

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

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

 

July 17, 2013 NxtNutrio A Food App

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

 

                          

                                 WHY THE "LABEL GMOs" UPRISING

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


                       THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET

                            SOIL AS A LIFELINE - CLIMATE CHANGE

                                            http://sco.lt/4nJvdp

 


pdjmoo's insight:


                                          WATCH

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO (FULL LENGTH)

The Leader of the Biotech Agricultural Cartel 

http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

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

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

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

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

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

www.myfmday.com

 

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

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

Rescooped by pdjmoo from YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood
Scoop.it!

'Roundup' Glyphosate Hormone Inhibitor Monsanto's toxic herbicide In Our Food Chain at "Extreme Levels"

'Roundup' Glyphosate Hormone Inhibitor Monsanto's toxic herbicide In Our Food Chain at "Extreme Levels" | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

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


Sustainable Pulse, June 03, 2015

-▶ SWISS SUPERMARKETS STOP SALES OF GLYPHOSATE OVER HEALTH CONCERNSSwiss supermarket giants Coop and Migros have announced that they will no longer sell products that contain glyphosate, following the World Health Organization’s report stating that glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen. http://sustainablepulse.com/2015/06/03/swiss-supermarkets-stop-sales-of-glyphosate-over-health-concerns/#.VYcvMKbD-vU


-▶ POPE FRANCIS SLAMS GMOs and PESTICIDES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL, HUMAN HEALTH AND SOCIAL DAMAGE http://sustainablepulse.com/2015/06/16/pope-francis-slams-gmos-and-pesticides-for-environmental-and-social-damage/#.VYcw9KbD-vU


Sputnik International, April 18, 2015
-▶ U.S. MAY START TESTING FOOD FOR 'PROBABLY CARCINOGENIC' GLYPHOSATE  FOLLOWING PUBLIC PRESSURE http://sputniknews.com/us/20150418/1021050402.html


Ecowatch
-▶ ADVOCACY GROUP DEMANDS MONSANTO RETRACT RIDICULOUS COMMENTS ON UN WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION GLYPHOSATE REPORT http://ecowatch.com/2015/04/06/monsanto-who-glyphosate/


TreeHugger, April 03, 2015
-▶ EPA APPROVES HERBICIDE 'PROBABLY CARCINOGENIC TO HUMANS' IN 9 MORE STATES http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/epa-approves-herbicide-probably-carcinogenic-humans-9-more-states.html


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

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


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


NewsSum, August 20, 2014
 -▶ MAIN INGREDIENT "GLYPHOSATE" IN MONSANTO'S ROUNDUP PESTICIDE, PATENTED AS AN "ANTIBIOTIC" DESTROYING GI TRACT http://www.newssum.com/main-ingredient-monsantos-roundup-patented-antibiotic-destroying-gi-tract-3542


Guardian, March 24 ,2015
 -▶ COMMON PESTICIDES LINKED TO ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/mar/24/pesticides-antibiotic-resistance-study


Salon.com, March 25, 2015

▶  IT LOOKS LIKE PESTICIDES MIGHT ACTUALLY BE KILLING US AFTER ALL - SCIENTISTS IDENTIFY A NEW CULPRIT IN THE RISE OF ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT SUPER BUGS. Research reveals a new way in which industrial agriculture may be contributing to the superbug crisis   http://www.salon.com/2015/03/25/scientists_id_a_new_culprit_in_the_rise_of_antibiotic_resistant_superbugs_pesticides/


Guardian Sustainable Business, April 06 2015
 -▶ FROM ANTIBIOTICS TO INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE TO FOSSIL FUELS: THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY. Humanity has spent the last century creating life-changing luxuries. Here’s why our next move should be learning how to wean ourselves off these wonders

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/apr/06/sustainability-antibiotics-farming-industrial-agriculture-fossil-fuels


Independent Science News, March 24, 2014

HOW "EXTREME LEVELS" OF ROUNDUP IN FOOD BECAME THE INDUSTRY NORM Roundup Contamination of GMO Soybeans http://www.independentsciencenews.org/news/how-extreme-levels-of-roundup-in-food-became-the-industry-norm/


Institute of Science in Society, September 17, 2014

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

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


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


Hungarian Academy of Sciences,

-▶ FORTY YEARS WITH GLYPHOSATE  http://www.intechopen.com/books/herbicides-properties-synthesis-and-control-of-weeds/forty-years-with-glyphosate


Feb 19, 2013 - Science Daily
-▶ EFFECTS OF HUMAN EXPOSURE TO HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS EXAMINED IN LANDMARK UNITED NATION REPORT

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130219115501.htm



SAD WHEN OUR OWN GOVERNMENT TAX-PAID SCIENTISTS NEED PROTECTING FROM THE BIG CORPORATE CHEMICAL CARTEL

Reuters, March 27, 2015
▶  ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP SEEKS GREATER PROTECTION FOR USDA SCIENTISTS WHOSE RESEARCH QUESTIONS BIG AGRIBUSINESS CHEMICALS. The petition to the USDA presses the agency to adopt policies to prevent "political suppression or alteration of studies and to lay out clear procedures for investigating allegations of scientific misconduct."

According to the petition, some scientists working for the federal government are finding their research restricted or censored when it conflicts with agribusiness industry interests.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/28/usda-petition-idUSL2N0WU02J20150328


July 1, 2013 Beyond Pesticides
  ▶  TWENTY THREE GROUPS TELL EPA TO REJECT MORE ROUNDUP GLYPHOSATE IN OUR ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD SUPPLY http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=11038


National Geographic, March 05, 2015
▶ CHEMICAL EXPOSURE LINKED TO BILLIONS IN HEALTH CARE COSTS. Researchers conclude they are 99 percent certain that hormone-altering chemicals are linked to attention problems, diabetes, other health problems http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/03/150305-chemicals-endocrine-disruptors-diabetes-toxic-environment-ngfood/


-▶ UN, WHO REPORT: MAN-MADE CHEMICALS CITED IN HEALTH SCOURGES - A GLOBAL THREAT THAT MUST BE ADDRESSED - - Cancers, Obesity and... http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997219112/man-made-chemicals-cited-in-health-scourges-a-global-threat-that-must-be-addressed-un-who-cancers-obesity-and-brain-development


Global Research, February 24, 2015
-▶  MONSANTO GLYPHOSATE "ROUNDUP" HERBICIDE TRIGGER AUTISM IN CHILDREN. MIT SCIENTIST http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-glyphosate-roundup-herbicide-triggers-autism-in-children-mit-scientist/5433023


June 23, 2009 Scientific America
  ▶  WEED-WHACKING HERBICIDE PROVES DEADLY TO HUMAN CELLS http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=weed-whacking-herbicide-p


Summit County Citizens Voice, April 05, 2015
STUDY TRACKS HUGE SURGE IN USE OF BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES

http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/04/05/study-tracks-huge-surge-in-use-of-bee-killing-pesticides/


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


DailyKoz, March 27,2015
MONSANTO'S "DISCREDIT BUREAU" REALLY DOES EXIST

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/27/1373484/-Monsanto-s-Discredit-Bureau-Swings-into-Action#


EcoWatch, March 26, 2015
▶ MONSANTO DEMANDS WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION RETRACT REPORT THAT SAYS "ROUNDUP" IS LINKED TO CANCER

http://ecowatch.com/2015/03/26/monsanto-demands-who-retract-report/


The Washington Post, March 19, 2015
THE BIZARRE WAY THE U.S. REGULATES CHEMICALS — LETTING THEM ON THE MARKET FIRST, THEN MAYBE STUDY THEM http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/03/19/our-broken-congresss-latest-effort-to-fix-our-broken-toxic-chemicals-law/


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 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


Mother Jones, March 17, 2015
THE EUROPEAN UNION HAS STRICT RULES AROUND HORMONE DISRUPTOR PESTICIDES.  BUT IF THE UNITED STATES HAS ITS WAY, THAT COULD SOON CHANGE http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/03/europe-pesticides-endocrine-disruptors


About Health, March 11, 2015
EXPOSURE TO HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS RESULTS IN HUGE COSTS FOR EU http://foodpolicy.about.com/od/In_the_News/fl/Exposure-to-Hormone-Disrupting-Chemicals-Results-in-Huge-Cost-for-EU.htm


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


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


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


Mother Jones, March 26, 2015
▶  THE REAL REASON TO WORRY ABOUT GMOs : PESTICIDE CHEMICALS GALORE IN YOUR FOOD AND YOUR BODY http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2015/03/bittman-right-its-not-gmos-its-how-theyre-used


Ensia, February 16, 2015
 ▶   WHAT ARE WE DOING TO OUR CHILDREN'S BRAINS http://ensia.com/features/what-are-we-doing-to-our-childrens-brains/


Institute of Science in Society, March 26, 2014

 ▶   GLYPHOSATE AND CANCER http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Glyphosate_and_Cancer.php


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


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


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


February 1, 2011 GM Watch

-▶  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


                                                   WATCH

       THE CHILD VICTIMS OF AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE POISONING -                            PESTICIDE INDUSTRY DISMISSIVE

                                           http://sco.lt/8KO8GH


▶  STRONG REPORT FROM PEDIATRICIANS: PESTICIDES HARM CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT http://sco.lt/8g7Daz


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


                              ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE PLANTS'?

          THE CONNECTION BETWEEN GMO AND TOXIC PESTICIDES

                                       http://sco.lt/9JFS65


Digital Journal, January 27, 2013
IS GLYPHOSATE PSYCHOACTIVE? HORMONE INHIBITOR IN THE FOOD CHAIN  http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/342259


GreenMediaInfo, November 25th 2013
GMO, ROUNDUP PESTICIDE LINKED TO EXPLODING GLUTEN SENSITIVITY EPIDEMIC http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/news-release-gmos-linked-exploding-gluten-sensitivity-epidemic-free-pdf1


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


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


Sustainable Pulse February 12, 2015
PENNSYLVANIA RESEARCHERS DISCOVER TOXIC GLYPHOSATE HERBICIDE IN HONEY AND SOY SAUCE http://sustainablepulse.com/2015/02/12/pennsylvania-researchers-discover-glyphosate-herbicide-honey-soy-sauce/


The Western Producer, December 21, 2012
SCIENTIST RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT GM CROPS AND GLYPHOSATE. Plant pathologist Don Huber says glyphosate changes soil ecology, making plants susceptible to diseases that could eventually cause diseases in humans  http://www.producer.com/2012/12/scientist-raises-concerns-about-gm-crops-and-glyphosate/


The Ecologist, February 25, 2015
▶ ROUNDUP - A CONVERGING PATTERN OF TOXICITY FROM FARM TO CLINIC TO LABORATORY  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2769439/roundup_a_converging_pattern_of_toxicity_from_farm_to_clinic_to_laboratory.html

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                                           ABOUT  "ROUNDUP"

                         THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                                              “GLYPHOSATE"

            LINKED TO PARKINSON'S, INFERTILITY AND CANCERS

                                            http://sco.lt/4pt9tJ


                             MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE

From War Chemicals for Food, Pesticides for Agriculture, Now A War Against Natural Systems http://sco.lt/5TGVDl


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January 10, 2012 Mother Jones

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

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


                                GMOs INVADE FRUIT INDUSTRY

APPLES, PEARS, CHERRIES AND PEACHES ALL UNLABELED GMO  http://sco.lt/5TMFCT


RT News, March 17, 2015
SAN DIEGO SUES MONSANTO FOR BAY POLLUTION & PERSISTENT CONTAMINATION http://rt.com/usa/241581-san-diego-monsanto-lawsuit/


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


                                        DOW AND MONSANTO

2,4-D "AGENT ORANGE" WEED KILLER ON YOUR FOOD, IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND IN YOUR BODY http://sco.lt/8oQRGL


June 13, 2013 Green Media
  ▶  GLYPHOSATE ROUNDUP CARCINOGENIC IN THE PARTS PER TRILLION. An alarming new study finds that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup weedkiller, is estrogenic and drives breast cancer cell proliferation in the parts-per-trillion range. http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/breaking-glyphosate-roundup-carcinogenic-parts-trillion-range


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


EcoWatch, February 27, 2014
-▶  MONSANTO'S ROUNDUP FOUND IN 75% OF AIR AND RAIN SAMPLES http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/27/monsantos-roundup-found-in-75-of-air-and-rain-samples/


Science News, February 25, 2015
AGRICULTURAL INSECTICIDES POSE A GLOBAL RISK TO SURFACE WATER BODIES  http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-02/hcfe-aip022515.php


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


- ▶  FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/5u5Gyn


Truthout, February 23, 2015
WILL RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA REJECT MONSANTO'S "ROUNDUP"?  THE CASE FOR BANNING GLYPHOSATE  http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/29244-will-richmond-reject-roundup-the-case-for-banning-glyphosate#


Environmental Working Group, November 25, 2013
THE HIDDEN TRUTH ABOUT PEANUTS:  FROM FOOD ALLERGIES TO FARM PRACTICES http://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2013/11/hidden-truth-about-peanuts-food-allergies-farm-practices

Robyn O'Brien's Website http://www.robynobrien.com/

@foodawakenings


              WHAT PESTICIDE EXPOSURE IS DOING TO YOUR BODY?

                                           http://sco.lt/7IKHmD


                             THE INFERTILITY TIME BOMB

                            MEN'S SPERM COUNT FALLING

               ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICAL / PESTICIDE EXPOSURES

                                      http://sco.lt/5Mzvn7


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


                        OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET

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


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


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


Digital Journal, February 22, 2015
WHY THE GMO DEBATE IS FAR FROM OVER

 http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/op-ed-the-gmo-debate-is-far-from-over/article/426669


Institute of Science in Society, February 18, 2015
DEVASTATING IMPACTS OF GLYPHOSATE USE WITH GMO SEEDS IN ARGENTINA
http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Devastating_Impacts_of_Glyphosate_Argentina.php


                                                Goldman Prize

-▶ ARGENTINA:  CHILDREN DYING FROM GMO AGRO-CHEMICAL SPRAYING - A MOTHER TURNS ACTIVIST    http://sco.lt/7AxIgr


Calgary Herald, October 20, 2013
 ▶   ARGENTINA'S 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


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


RT USA, February 10, 2015
MONSANTO MONARCH MASSACRE: 970 MILLION BUTTERFLIES KILLED SINCE 1990: ROUNDUP  http://rt.com/usa/230823-monarch-butterflies-monsanto-massacre/


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


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

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


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


                    YOUR BODY IS A CORPORATE TEST TUBE:

How You Became a Guinea Pig For the Chemical and BioTech Corporations http://sco.lt/8fk9ZJ


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


TreeHugger, April 10, 2015
  -▶ RETAILER LOWE'S AND THE CITY OF PORTLAND BAN BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/retailer-lowes-and-city-portland-ban-bee-killing-pesticides.html


                                             SYNGENTA

                  SILENCING THE SCIENTIST "ALTRAZINE"

DEADLY NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES POISONING OUR PLANET AND YOUR HEALTH   http://sco.lt/9AkvK5


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


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


-▶  BATTLE FOR THE BEES: Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide http://sco.lt/8QOFgv



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


The Guardian, September 5, 2013

  ▶  FSA 'ENDANGERING PUBLIC HEALTH' BY IGNORING CONCERNS OVER GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD AND PESTICIDES

The GM allows 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


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


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


                                    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



-▶ PESTICIDE LOBBY SPENDS MILLI0NS TO DEFEND CHEMICALS TIED TO HUMAN HEALTH AND BEE DEATHS http://sco.lt/5Fiin3


                                             BAN GMOs NOW

                                          A Special ISIS Report

                                             http://sco.lt/5CPilt


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/


-▶  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


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


-▶  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


-▶  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



The Guardian Environment, December 21, 2012- Tom Philpott

-▶ FALSE PROMISES: MEET THE WEEDS THAT MONSANTO'S POISONS CAN'T BEAT -  - -Instead of the supposed revolution in agriculture that Monsato's GM seeds were meant to bring, the opposite effect has occurred – a gigantic rise in herbicide/pesticide use
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/dec/21/weeds-monsato-cant-beat


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

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


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


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


WHY IS THERE SO LITTLE INDEPENDENT PEER REVIEWED GMO RESEARCH?  http://sco.lt/5FIWcD


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

                                                  WATCH

                               FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                           A WORLD WITHOUT AMPHIBIANS

                                              http://sco.lt/5U62ML


-▶  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 GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECO SYSTEMS LEAVING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS  http://sco.lt/51ekyH


                                                  WATCH

            THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)

                     The Leader of the Global Biotech Chemical Cartel

                                         http://sco.lt/7wFWFN



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

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

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

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DebbyBruck's comment, February 20, 2:28 AM
Simply amazing & beautiful work you've done here on this critical topic.
Eben Lenderking's curator insight, February 22, 4:41 AM

Por esto no aceptamos el uso de pesticidas en nuestras tierras…tenemos que decir ya no en todo Mexico.


This is why we do not use any pesticides at Hacienda Silil, giving our bees and other plants and animals a chance to live and grow in natural conditions.

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#BackfiredWeedPolicy

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CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE IS CORPORATE GREEN-WASHING - AGRA

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

CGIAR May 5, 2015
HOW CAN CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE ENHANCE FOOD SECURITY AND COMMUNITY BASED ADAPTION? How can climate-smart agriculture enhance food security and community-based adaptation? Recognising and make use of indigenous knowledge from local communities and use this as a basis for building resilience. http://ccafs.cgiar.org/blog/how-can-climate-smart-agriculture-enhance-food-security-and-community-based-adaptation#.VUqfEmZQW6A


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



African Agriculture: AGRA - ‘Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa' is a major assault on seed sovereignty’


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


La Via Campesina, September 23, 2014

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


Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy October 08, 2014
"CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE' ISN'T http://www.iatp.org/blog/201410/climate-smart-agriculture-isn%E2%80%99t-agroecology-is


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


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


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



Food First, March 23,2015
GATES FOUNDATION AND USAID PLOTS WAYS OF PROFITING FROM AFRICA'S SEED SYSTEM http://foodfirst.org/press-releases/gates-foundation-plots-ways-of-profiting-from-africas-seed-systems/


GMO GENE GIANTS STOCKPILING PATENTS ON LIFE

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


                                                     WATCH

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


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


Natural News, March 02, 2015
PARAGUAYAN SMALL FARMERS FIGHT BACK AGAINST MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS DESTROYING THEIR LIVES

 http://www.naturalnews.com/048828_GMO_corporations_small_farmers_Paraguay.html#


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


Animal Ecology In Focus, January 16, 2015
▶  BIODIVERSITY v INTENSIVE FARMING : HAS FARMING LOST ITS WAY? Modern intensive farming produces plentiful, cheap food but is reliant on heavy use of agrochemicals and is a major driver of the ongoing collapse of wildlife populations. Taxpayers pay billions each year to support this system, with the bulk of this money going to the biggest, richest farming operations.... https://journalofanimalecology.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/biodiversity-v-intensive-farming-has-farming-lost-its-way/


Guardian Environment, March 25, 2014

 ▶ FUTURISTIC FARMS: RETHINKING MONOCULTURE FARMING AND  HOW WE GROW OUR FOOD. It’s a vicious cycle that has been the curse of destructive agriculture for thousands of years: remove native vegetation, continuously grow crops, don’t rest the land or return nutrients. Erode and exhaust soils. Move on. Repeat.. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/25/california-drought-silicon-valley-moment


Genetic Literacy Project May 4, 2015
GMOs=MONOCULURE=BIO-DISASTER TIME TO REVISE SIMPLISTIC IDEOLOGICAL NARRATIVE http://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2015/05/04/gmosmonoculturebio-disaster-time-to-revise-simplistic-ideological-narrative/

Friends of the earth international, February 23, 2015
U.S. FORCE FEEDS GM CROPS TO AFRICAN NATIONS, SAYS NEW REPORT http://www.foei.org/press/archive-by-subject/food-sovereignty-press/us-force-feeds-gm-crops-african-nations-says-new-report/


The Ecologist, February 23, 2015
THERE IS NO SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS ON GMO SAFETY http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2766504/there_is_no_scientific_consensus_on_gmo_safety.html


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


The Good Food, September 02, 2014

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

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

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


Ecocentric, March 17,2015
THE DANGER OF MONOCROPS: LESSONS FROM THE IRISH POTATO FAMINE http://www.gracelinks.org/blog/1150/the-danger-of-monocrops-lessons-from-the-irish-potato-famin


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


Common Dreams, February 23, 2015
MANIPULATE AND MISLEAD:  HOW GMOs ARE INFILTRATING AFRICA The most persistent myth about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is that they are necessary to feed a growing global population. Highly effective marketing campaigns have drilled it into our heads that GMOs will produce more food on less land in an environmentally friendly manner. The mantra has been repeated so often that it is considered to be truth. Now this mantra has come to Africa, sung by the United States government and multinational corporations like Monsanto, seeking to open new markets for a product that has been rejected by so many others around the globe. http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/02/23/manipulate-and-mislead-how-gmos-are-infiltrating-africa


Farmlandgrab, January 03, 2015
▶  BARBARIANS AT THE FARM GATE  http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/24381


The Ecologist, February 12, 2015
LAND AND SEED LAWS UNDER ATTACK AS AFRICA IS GROOMED FOR CORPORATE RECOLONIZATION. A battle is raging for control of resources in Africa - land, water, seeds, minerals, ores, forests, oil, renewable energy sources...  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2752051/land_and_seed_laws_under_attack_as_africa_is_groomed_for_corporate_recolonization.html


Common Dreams, February 06, 2015
 ▶ THE RE-COLONIZATION OF AFRICA http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/02/06/re-colonization-africa


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


▶ AFRICAN AGRICULTURE: AGRA "ALLIANCE FOR A GREEN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA" IS A MAJOR ASSAULT ON SEED SOVEREIGNTY

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/02/201224152439941847.html


African Center For Biosafety, November 18, 2014

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


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


                                BILL GATES AND AFRICA

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

                                      

                                               FULL REPORT

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


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


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


                                         GHANA AND GMOs

                                   Pambazuka, February 19, 2015

Genetic engineering is about private corporate control of the food system.

▶ THE RABID TACTICS OF THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY TO GAIN CONTROL OF GHANA'S FOOD SYSTEM Whose interests does Prof. Alhassan represent? Prof. Alhassan was been quoted as dismissing anti-GMO groups because, according to him, they allegedly do not have any scientific proof or knowledge to offer when it comes GMO technology. But he is wrong.

Ghanaian farmers need to abhor and reject scientists laden with conflicts of interest. Monsanto and Syngenta are particularly greedy to get their hands on Ghana’s agriculture and control the seed market here.Professor Alhassan is attempting to control the information farmers and the public see and hear just like the industry he represents....

“Today, large numbers of scientists are in the employ of Big Pharma, Big Ag, and all kinds of corporations with anti-environmental and anti-social justice agendas.”(2)... Professor Alhassan is a key employee of Big Ag, and has been for his entire career....

http://www.pambazuka.net/en/category/comment/94029


PR Watch, May 25, 2012

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


                          AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM?

        CORPORATE PROFITS vs SMALLHOLDER FARMER INTERESTS

                                           http://sco.lt/8JKbIn


                           WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA

                                           http://sco.lt/7znTf7


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

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


                                 HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD"

                                             http://sco.lt/8vwnk9


Pambazuka -Voices for Freedom and Justice in Africa

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

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

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

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



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


                                 -▶      THE HUNGER GAMES:    -▶

HOW UK AND USA GOVERNMENTS SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY IN AFRICA AND AROUND THE WORLD

                                             http://sco.lt/6UGd17



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


African Center for BioSafety, October 08, 2014

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


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


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


                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                        http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


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


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


GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/9Gdbxh


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


                                                   WATCH

                                         BBC VIDEO REPORT
                 A BILLION GO HUNGRY BECAUSE OF GMO FARMING

                                                 Vandana Shiva

http://www.sott.net/article/260505-A-billion-go-hungry-because-of-GMO-farming-Vandana-Shiva


                                           LIVING WITH GMOs

                              AN OPEN LETTER TO UK AND EU

                                          November 12, 2014

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


                                          BAN GMOs NOW

                        A Special Institute of Science in Society 

                                        http://sco.lt/5CPilt


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



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


FastCoCreate

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


Guardian Sustainable Business, May 01, 2014

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


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


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


Grist, February 22, 2013
  -▶  MIRACLE GROW:  INDIAN FARMERS SMASH CROP YIELD RECORDS WITHOUT GMOs http://grist.org/food/miracle-grow-indian-farmers-smash-crop-yield-records-without-gmos/


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


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



                HOW MONSANTO IS TERRIFYING THE FARMING WORLD

                                  The Devil in The Seeds Of Life

                                          http://sco.lt/6wRNsv

 

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


African Center For Biosafety, October 06, 2014

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


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


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


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

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

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



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


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


                                                             VIDEO
                        Linking Population, Environment and Health:

                               The Green Belt Movement (GBM)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLFCA5BD7B2D8A8787?wmode=opaque&v=BSOauSpM_ew#t=100


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

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


Appeal-Democrat, December 21, 2014
 ▶ AG-TECH COULD CHANGE HOW WORLD EATS: Investors and entrepreneurs behind some of the world's newest industries have started to put their money and tech talents into farming — the world's oldest industry —Silicon Valley is pushing its way into every stage of the food-growing process, from tech tycoons buying up farmland to startups selling robots that work the fields to hackathons dedicated to building the next farming app.  http://www.appeal-democrat.com/business/ag-tech-could-change-how-world-eats/article_af7d8ab2-88b3-11e4-a88c-53786b1de7d9.html


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


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


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



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



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


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


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



                                                       VIDEO

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


 

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


                                             FARM-AGEDDON

         GOES HAND IN HAND WITH BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE

              CORPORATE "PRODUCTION" OF OUR FOOD ANIMALS

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


                                                     WATCH

            THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)

                     The Leader of the Global Biotech Chemical Cartel

                                         http://sco.lt/7wFWFN


                                       A REALLY GOOD RESOURCE:
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                              http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/




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Who’s behind the Chinese takeover of USA's world’s biggest pork producer? VIDEO REPORT

Who’s behind the Chinese takeover of USA's world’s biggest pork producer? VIDEO REPORT | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

                                               VIDEO REPORT

                               PBS Newshour, September 12, 2014

                                      "Processing 10,000 pigs per day"

USA Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, was acquired by a Chinese firm in 2013 for nearly $5 billion -- more than the company’s market value. The surprising purchase caused some lawmakers to wonder if there might be a hidden player. As part of the series Food for 9 Billion, Nathan Halverson of the Center for Investigative Reporting examines how the Chinese government is involved. Continue reading →

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/whos-behind-chinese-takeover-worlds-biggest-pork-producer




Reveal, January 24, 2015
- ▶  HOW CHINA PURCHASED A PRIME CUT OF AMERICA'S PORK INDUSTRY http://www.revealnews.org/article/how-china-purchased-a-prime-cut-of-americas-pork-industry/


                                        VIDEO INVESTIGATION

                  June 6, 2013 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

- ▶  UNDERSTANDING SHUANGHUI'S ACQUISITION OF SMITHFIELD, USA's LARGEST CAFO PORK PRODUCER  http://www.iatp.org/blog/201306/%E2%80%9Ctwo-converging-rivers%E2%80%9D-understanding-shuanghui%E2%80%99s-acquisition-of-smithfield


The Economist, December 2, 2014
- ▶  SWINE IN CHINA:  EMPIRE OF THE PIG China’s insatiable appetite for pork is a symbol of the country’s rise. It is also a danger to the world. Some industrial facilities, often owned by the state or by multinationals, produce as many as 100,000 swine a year. These are born and live for ever on slatted metal beds; most never see direct sunlight; very few ever get to breed. The pigs themselves have changed physically, too. Three foreign breeds now account for 95% of them

http://www.economist.com/news/christmas-specials/21636507-chinas-insatiable-appetite-pork-symbol-countrys-rise-it-also


May 29, 2013 Reuters
- ▶  CHINA'S APPETITE FOR PORK SPURS $4.7 BILLION BUYOUT OF USA LARGEST PORK PRODUCER - SMITHFIELD http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/29/us-shuanghui-idUSBRE94S0K920130529


                                                        VIDEO:
                                      RT News, December 23, 2014
          SPY DRONES EXPOSE SMITHFIELD FOODS FACTORY FARMS
                 http://rt.com/usa/216571-pig-waste-pollution-drone/



USA GOVERNMENT HIDING BEHIND "NATIONAL SECURITY"...AGAIN. BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, US CONGRESS QUIETLY SELLING OUR MEAT, POULTRY AND MILK OUT FROM UNDER US TO CHINA.


September 6, 2013 Agri Pulse
- ▶  U.S. REGULATORS, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, QUIETLY GIVES CHINA APPROVAL TO PURCHASE SMITHFIELD, AMERICA'S LARGEST FACTORY FARM HOG PRODUCER. The merger has drawn congressional scrutiny in regards to food safety, as well as concerns about drug safety.

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., noted that because the CFIUS review includes issues of national security, it is done in secret with no public oversight or transparency. 

    “It remains unclear what factors the [CFIUS] took into account in making its decision,” Stabenow said. “We still do not know if the potential impact on American food security, the transfer of taxpayer funded innovation to a foreign competitor, or China's protectionist trade barriers were considered.”

http://www.agri-pulse.com/U.S.-federal-panel-gives-approval-to-Chinese-firms-purchase-of-Smithfield-09062013.asp


September 6, 2013 Agri Pulse

- ▶  THE RAPID AND QUIET APPROVAL BY USDA OF CHINA'S PURCHASE OF 1/4 OF USA FACTORY FARMED HOGS  -SMITHFIELD http://www.agri-pulse.com/U.S.-federal-panel-gives-approval-to-Chinese-firms-purchase-of-Smithfield-09062013.asp


June 5, 2013 Huffington Post Green

- ▶  WHAT'S THE CONNECTION TO CHINA, U.S. PIGS AND THE SMITHFIELD-SHANHUI DEAL? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mia-macdonald/world-environment-day-2013_b_3387207.html


June 3, 2013 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

- ▶  CHINA'S SHANGHUI ACQUIRES USA SMITHFIELD CONFINED ANIMAL FOOD OPERATIONS : THE VIEW FROM CHINA PART ONE http://www.iatp.org/blog/201306/shuanghui-acquires-smithfield-the-view-from-china-part-one


Farm News: October 25, 2013
- ▶  OUTSIDE VIEW: CHINA'S OWNERSHIP OF AN ICONIC AMERICAN FOOD COMPANY: SMITHFIELD FOODS AND HOG FACTORIES http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Outside_View_Chinas_ownership_of_an_iconic_American_food_company_999.html


May 31, 2013 Food and Environment Reporting
- ▶  BIG CHINESE PORK DEAL COMES AMID FRICTION OVER LIVESTOCK DRUG http://thefern.org/2013/05/big-pork-deal-comes-amid-friction-over-livestock-drug/


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                             CHINESE ENTERS US FOOD MARKET

       CHICKENS BOUND FOR USA -- UNLABELLED, UNREGULATED

                                            http://sco.lt/7MuubR


                               September 6, 2013 Elephant Journal

- ▶  CHINESE MEAT "IMPORT" QUIETLY APPROVED BY USDA: NO LABELING, NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT : United States Department of Agriculture has agreed to allow four Chinese chicken processing plants to export their meat into our country. “There will be no US officials present at the Chinese processing plants and consumers won’t know where their food comes from because processed meat does not require a point of origin label.” http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/09/dont-be-chicken-chinese-meat-import-now-usda-approved/


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                                    ARE YOU EATING CLONED PORK? 

                           IMPORTED, UNLABELED, UNREGULATED

                                              http://sco.lt/5Pfi1B



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


New York Times, July 31, 2014
WEAK LINKS IN CHINA'S FOOD CHAIN 

WHEN CHINA TRIED TO COMPLETELY RECREATE THE U.S. FACTORY FARM POULTRY "PRODUCTION" SYSTEM 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/01/business/international/weak-links-in-chinas-food-chain.html?_r=0


                      CHINA'S RIVER OF DEAD PIGS - 17,000 OF THEM

                                          http://sco.lt/6MagyX


                                   

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                  FACTORY FARMED USA MILK BOUND FOR CHINA

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                          VIDEO REPORT - USA MILK TO CHINA

                                   Newshour June 13, 2013

- ▶  CHINA NEEDS MILK:  SHOULD WE BE SHIPPING OUR PRECIOUS WATER AND CREATING AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE TO SUPPLY CHINA WITH MILK? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/06/food-for-9-billion-california.html


June 13, 2013 The Center for Investigative Reporting
- ▶  ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS SURFACE AS CALIFORNIA AIMS TO MILK CHINA'S DAIRY DEMAND  http://cironline.org/node/4726



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                                    USA FACTORY FARMING

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                                   FACTORY FARMING IMAGES

                                      http://ow.ly/k6dGP



- ▶ 65 BILLION ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PEN:  DRUGS, GMO FEED AND 'AG-GAG' LAWS http://sco.lt/6GRczB


Mother Jones, September 13, 2014
- ▶ HOW SUPERBUGS HITCH A RIDE FROM HOG FARMS INTO YOUR COMMUNITY  http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/09/think-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-stop-factory-farm-door-think-again


- ▶ EATING WITH OUR EYES CLOSED:  LEGALIZING CORPORATE FACTORY FARMING ABUSE & PRACTICES http://sco.lt/6maFxB


OnEarth Magazine, February 2, 2014
-▶ HOG WILD:  U.S. FACTORY FARMS ARE POISONING IOWA'S DRINKING WATER -- ALL TO FEED CHINA http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/02/factory-farms-are-poisoning-iowa-water


March 14, 2013 - Mother Jones

- ▶  CHINA'S DEAD HOG SCANDAL IS GROSS - BUT SO ARE THE HOG FECES IN THE US WATERWAYS http://sco.lt/5J0QEr


July 12, 2013 Scientific American
- ▶  DEFECATION NATION:  PIG WASTE LIKELY TO RISE IN U.S. FROM CHINA BUSINESS DEAL http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=smithfield-pig-waste


                                                     WATCH

                                         "A RIVER OF WASTE "

Beginning with a history of the American food system, River of Waste shows its evolution to large-scale corporate farms where pollution and use of growth hormones threaten both individual health and the future of our planet http://sco.lt/5WwPVx


March 14, 3013 - Mother Jones

- ▶  IOWA'S FACTORY LIVESTOCK FARMS CHURN OUT MORE UNTREATED WASTE THAN THE HUMAN SEWAGE OUTPUT OF THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES  http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/03/chinas-dead-hog-scandal-gross%E2%80%94-so-are-our-factories-farms


- ▶  STOP FACTORY FARMS FROM POLLUTING OUR WATERWAYS WITH DRUGS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3643934709/groups-file-motion-to-stop-factory-farms-from-using-waterways-as-dumping-grounds


Mother Jones, September 13, 2014
- ▶ HOW SUPERBUGS HITCH A RIDE FROM HOG FARMS INTO YOUR COMMUNITY http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/09/think-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-stop-factory-farm-door-think-again


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


Mother Jones July/August Issue

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


June 17, 2013 Treehugger NEED TO KNOW:

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


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


                                                       VIDEO

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

                                                     -- WATCH --

                                                    "FOOD, INC"

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


                                                MEATONOMICS

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


                                           MORE, BIGGER, FASTER

           What You Need To Know About Factory Farming Your Food

                                            http://sco.lt/8usxzV



                           AND IT'S ALL JUST THE BEGINNING OF .....


- ▶ NEW SECRETIVE CORPORATE TRANS PACIFIC TRADE DEAL WILL IMPACT US ALL AS OUR RIGHTS AND REGULATIONS ARE NEGOTIATED AWAY  http://sco.lt/62UixN



                                               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




MORE ON FACTORY FARMS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=FACTORY+FARMS

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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".

 

                            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


Radio New Zealand, April 16, 2015
VANUATU BAN GM SEED IMPORTS FROM THE RELIEF EFFORT http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/programmes/datelinepacific/audio/20174984/vanuatu-ban-gm-seed-imports-from-the-relief-effort


Mother Jones, March 26, 2015
▶  THE REAL REASON TO WORRY ABOUT GMOs : PESTICIDE CHEMICALS GALORE IN YOUR FOOD AND YOUR BODY http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2015/03/bittman-right-its-not-gmos-its-how-theyre-used


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


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/


Genetic Literacy Project, January 15, 2015
GERMANY APPEARS HEADED FOR COMPLETE GMO BAN http://geneticliteracyproject.org/2015/01/15/germany-appears-headed-for-complete-gmo-ban/


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


-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


                                           LIVING WITH GMOs

                              AN OPEN LETTER TO UK AND EU

                                          November 12, 2014

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


Global Research, December 03, 2014
CORPORATE GREED AND DISREGARD FOR FOOD SAFETY AND BIODIVERSITY:  FOOD SOVEREIGNTY SHOULD NOT BE HANDED OVER TO GMO BIOTECH CONGLOMERATES http://www.globalresearch.ca/corporate-greed-and-disregard-for-food-safety-and-biodiversity-food-sovereignty-should-not-be-handed-over-to-gmo-biotech-conglomerates/5417483


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                                         GMOs AND YOUR HEALTH

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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


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


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


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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


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


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


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


-▶  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


Guardian Environment, September 05, 2014
-
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


Euractive, November 12, 2014
EU ONE STEP CLOSER TO BAN ON NATIONAL GMO CROP BANS  http://www.euractiv.com/sections/agriculture-food/eu-one-step-closer-law-national-gmo-crop-bans-309927


Reuters, November 15, 2014
- GERMANY TO PRESS EU FOR NATIONAL RIGHT TO BAN GMOs BEFORE 2015 HARVEST http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/14/us-grain-germany-gmo-idUSKCN0IY1ML20141114


Center for Food Safety, November 07, 2014
POORLY TESTED GENE SILENCING TECHNOLOGY TO ENTER FOOD SUPPLY WITH SIMPLOT POTATO http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/3594/poorly-tested-gene-silencing-technology-to-enter-food-supply-with-simplot-potato#


The Salt Lake Tribune, November 15, 2014
-▶ McDONALD'S WON'T BUY IDAHO COMPANY SIMPLOTS UNLABELED GMO POTATO http://www.sltrib.com/home/1829373-155/potato-potatoes-simplot-industry-company-gmo


The Ecologist, February 5th, 2014
GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS ARE DRIVING GENOCIDE AND ECOCIDE  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2267255/gm_crops_are_driving_genocide_and_ecocide_keep_them_out_of_the_eu.html


                                                 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


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



▶  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


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


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


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

                                                          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


                                                     --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

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


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


 

-▶  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

 

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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