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Benbrook Study on GM Crops and Pesticides

Benbrook Study on GM Crops and Pesticides | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

New data shows that GM crops do not reduce the quantity of pesticides needed for crop production

September 22, 2012 WORLD WATCH INSTITUTE - by Catherine Word - Nourishing The Planet

 

Genetically Modified (GM) crops were first introduced into the commercial food production system in the late 1990s and, according to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), GM crops were being cultivated on more than 1 billion hectares around the world by 2010. During 2011, over 16 million farmers worldwide were involved in planting 160 million hectares of GM crops, making biotech crops the fastest adopted crop technology in modern times.

Issues noted by Benbrook surrounding GM crop technology include corporate control over the seed industry; the lack of an adequate response to herbicide resistance by the US government; loss of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) skills among farmers; and increased reliance on toxic chemical solutions in farming methods... http://blogs.worldwatch.org/nourishingtheplanet/benbrook-study-on-gm-crops-and-pesticides/

 

Bayer Raked in $1 Billion in 2010 with Bee-killing Pesticides http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/990749270/bayer-raked-in-1-billion-in-2010-with-bee-killing-pesticides

 

 

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No ban on pesticides that 'threaten bees'

No ban on pesticides that 'threaten bees' | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

September 7, 2012 - The Independent UK

Nerve-agent pesticides should not be banned in Britain despite four separate scientific studies strongly linking them to sharp declines in bees around the world, Government scientists have advised.... http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/no-ban-on-pesticides-that-threaten-bees-8114020.html

 

NOTE:  These poisons are going into our environment, food and bodies too .. @pdjmoo

 

 

 Guardian Environment, May 09, 2014
▶  HONEYBEES ABANDONING HIVES, MILLIONS DYING DUE TO INSECTICIDE USE, RESEARCH STUDY FINDS Harvard study shows neonicotionoids are devastating colonies by triggerring colony collapse disorder http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/09/honeybees-dying-insecticide-harvard-study

 

Buzz About Bees, April 29, 2014
 -▶ 80,000 BEE COLONIES POISONED IN CALIFORNIA DURING ALMOND POLLINATION - THE DEVASTATING BEE DIE-OFF
http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/Bee-Colonies-Poisoned-in-California.html

 

 

                                 SILENCING THE SCIENTIST

TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA - ALTRAZINE

                                      http://sco.lt/8VIcAz

 

 

                     STUNNING MACRO PHOTOS OF BEES

Courtesy of the US Geological Survey http://petapixel.com/2013/09/14/stunning-macro-photos-bees-courtesy-us-geological-survey/

 

April 29, 2013 LifeWise News
EUROPE WILL ENFORCE WORLD'S FIRST CONTINENT-WIDE BAN ON INSECTICIDES HARMING BEES (AND YOU) http://southweb.org/lifewise/europe-will-enforces-worlds-first-continent-wide-ban-on-insecticides-harming-bees/

 

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

 

 

April 23, 2013 Moyers & Company
++++WATCH

SHORT VIDEO "DANCE OF THE HONEY BEE Narrated by Bill McKibben http://truth-out.org/news/item/15896-dance-of-the-honey-bee

 

 

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

 

April 8, 2013 Earth First
PESTICIDES HAVE KILLED OFF SO MANY BEES, NOW ROBOTIC BEES TO POLLINATE MONSANTO CROPS http://earthfirstnews.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/robotic-bees-to-pollinate-monsanto-crops/

 

April 10, 2013 - The Organic View - June Stoyer
ARE NEONICOTINOIDS TOO BIG TO BAN? http://www.theorganicview.com/environment/are-neonicotinoids-too-big-to-ban/

 

October 3, 2012

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

 

ALSO SEE:

1. NEW BEE AND PESTICIDE FACT SHEETS  - PAN UK http://ow.ly/dG0jp

2. BLAMED FOR BEE COLLAPSE, MONSANTO BUYS BEE RESEARCH FIRM http://ow.ly/dA7K3

3. MONSANTO LOSES TO BEEKEEPERS OF YUCATAN PENINSULA http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-and-gmos-gm/p/2399924108/monsanto-loses-to-beekeepers-of-yucatan-peninsula

4. DR. SANCHEZ-BAYO DISCUSSES NEW NEONICOTINOID RESEARCH   http://ow.ly/dUVwm

5. GOVERNMENT MOVES TO TOP INDEPENDENT RESEARCH ON MONSANTO PESTICIDES AND BEE DEATHS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2185394977/government-moves-to-stop-independent-research-on-monsanto-pesticides-and-bee-deaths

6. MYSTERY OF THE DISAPPEARING BEES: SOLVED! - THE GREAT DEBATE http://ow.ly/dX3mM via Reuters

7. 700,000x LETHAL DOSES OF PESTICIDES FOUND IN BEES l http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/973046639/700-000x-lethal-dose-of-pesticides-found-in-bees

8. All about bees, related resources and education for all http://ow.ly/e5SQU

 

 

 

MORE ON PESTICIDES AND BEES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=BEES+PESTICIDES

 

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Pesticides could cost sub-Saharan Africa $90bn in illness bill, UN warns

Pesticides could cost sub-Saharan Africa $90bn in illness bill, UN warns | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Use of hazardous chemicals also on the rise in Asia, causing severe damage to both environment and health of people...

September 6, 2012 - The Guardian

The potential cost of pesticide-related illnesses in sub-Saharan African between 2005 and 2020 could reach $90bn (£56bn), according to a UN report released on Wednesday highlighting the growing health and environmental hazards from chemicals.

It said the estimated cost of pesticide poisoning exceeds the total amount of international aid for basic health services for the region, excluding HIV/Aids.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/sep/06/pesticides-hazardous-chemicals-un

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FIRST GM CAMELS TO BE ENGINEERED FOR DRUG PRODUCTION

FIRST GM CAMELS TO BE ENGINEERED FOR DRUG PRODUCTION | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

A ways off from commercial development, researchers in Dubai are attempting to make transgenic cloned camels, whose milk could help make cheaper drugs and more profitable.... http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/genetically-modified-camel-milk-help-produce-pharmaceuticals.html

 

"pdjmoo...This is over the top...Firstly, it is unregulated and untested. Secondly what does it do to the camels with these pharmaceuticals in their systems. Thirdly, how does anyone monitor this so that no accident occurs when this genetically modified breeding gets into the "normal, natural" camels; and thirdly why is science willing to go along with such a bizarre and altering of our animal world. This is not okay.  It is the biotech industry running out of control with little or no regulation or oversight, or responsibility to our environment or health"

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: FIRST GM CAMELS TO BE ENGINEERED FOR DRUG PRODUCTION SciDev.Net http://www.scidev.net/en/health/genomics/news/first-gm-camels-to-be-engineered-for-drug-production.html

 

 

>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

 

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

 

SCIENCE GONE MAD -  China Develops 300 Genetically Modified Dairy Cows for Human Breast Milk Production http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3601115491/science-gone-mad-china-develops-300-genetically-modified-dairy-cows-for-human-breast-milk-production

 

>AND NOW...GENETICALLY MODIFIED ANIMALS could make it to your plate with minimal testing — and no public input http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1979494551/and-now-genetically-modified-animals-could-make-it-to-your-plate-with-minimal-testing-and-no-public-input

 

 

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

 

 

 

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80,000 Chicken farm (CAFO) project has organic farmer worried

80,000 Chicken farm (CAFO) project has organic farmer worried | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

These days, Carl Purvenas-Smith worries that his business model is falling apart. The construction of a chicken farm that will house 80,000 birds on a neighboring property has him concerned that he might lose his natural certification. http://www.eveningsun.com/news/ci_21451945/chicken-farm-project-has-organic-farmer-worried

 

                                                         VIDEO

                                  FULL GROWN CHICKEN IN 49 DAYS

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

                                                 http://sco.lt/5Za1o1

 

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

 

 

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

 

-▶  CAFO: THE TRAGEDY OF INDUSTRIAL ANIMAL FACTORIES: http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1845482799/cafo-the-tragedy-of-industrial-animal-factories

 

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

 

July 23, 2013 Cornucopia Institute
FDA 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/

 

                                                    WATCH

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

                                             http://ow.ly/kXbz1

 

                           An Image Says A Thousand Words
                    Factory farming chickens  http://ow.ly/mv1lU

 

June 27, 2013
▶  THE FUTURE OF BIG CHICKEN
More than a BILLION chickens are raised and slaughtered each year in Georgia, the poultry capital of the world... http://clatl.com/atlanta/the-future-of-big-chicken/Content?oid=8528249

 

                                                 VIDEO

      EXTREME CRUELTY EXPOSED AT MAJOR EGG FACTORY http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=embnwQ7ohTc

 

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

 

 

 

Der Spiegel English, October 16, 2013
- ▶ ETHICAL FARMING:  GERMANY PONDERS THE SUPER CHICKEN http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/lohmann-dual-breed-of-super-chicken-could-cut-down-on-chick-culling-a-927902.html

 

 

▶  REVEALED: THE SECRET HORROR OF THE WORLD'S MEGA FACTORY FARMS - The Ecologist http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1122016

 

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

 

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

 

▶  WELL-TREATED ANIMALS ARE  VASTLY SUPERIOR NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OVER FACTORY FARMED ANIMALS http://ecowatch.org/2012/well-treated-animals/

 

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

 

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

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

 

Grist, January 4, 2014
▶  POULTRY MATTER:  WHAT DO DO WITH ALL THE CHICKEN SHIT?
Report from the Pew Charitable Trusts on the chicken industry. Nitrogen and phosphorous runoff from agricultural activity is a major source of water pollution in many parts of the country. In the Chesapeake Bay watershed, half of the phosphorous and 40 percent of the excess nitrogen result from agricultural runoff, leading to algae blooms and destructive conditions for the bay’s legendary fish, oysters, and crabs... http://grist.org/food/poultry-matter-what-to-do-with-all-that-chicken-shit/

                                              ORIGINAL REPORT

Pew Environmental Trust, December 20, 2013
▶  THE BUSINESS OF BROILERS: HIDDEN COSTS OF PUTTING A CHICKEN ON EVERY GRILL http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/reports/the-business-of-broilers-hidden-costs-of-putting-a-chicken-on-every-grill-85899528152

 

 

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Five Holistic Alternative Farming Methods: Agroecology at its Best

Five Holistic Alternative Farming Methods: Agroecology at its Best | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

GETTING BACK TO NATURAL ECOSYSTEM - THE END OF BIG INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE:

Agroecology = an agricultural system that tries to imitate the diversity of a natural ecosystem by using multiple crop and animal species in the same space.

In March 2011, the United Nations Special Rapporteur, Olivier De Schutter, presented a report highlighting how agroecology holds promise for alleviating hunger, reducing poverty, preserving the environment, and fighting climate change. SEE UN VIDEO: "Why Are GM Crops Not The Answer" http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-and-gmos-gm/p/1228040300/united-nations-why-are-gm-crops-not-the-solution

“The core principles of agroecology include recycling nutrients and energy on the farm, rather than introducing external inputs; integrating crops and livestock; diversifying species and genetic resources in agroecosystems over time and space; and focusing on interactions and productivity across the agricultural system, rather than focusing on individual species,” says the report.... http://blogs.worldwatch.org/nourishingtheplanet/five-holistic-alternative-farming-methods-agroecology-at-its-best/

 

SEE THIS SHORT VIDEO: "BACK TO THE START" - http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-and-gmos-gm/p/1916721283/back-to-the-start-amazing-short-video-from-chipotle-on-sustainable-farming


Where Have All the Farms Gone? - CAFOs Our Industrialized Assembly-line Food http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1510722108/where-have-all-the-farms-gone-cafos-our-industrialized-assembly-line-food

 

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A List of Food Companies that Hide GMOs

A List of Food Companies that Hide GMOs | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Many US food companies are joining up to beat Prop. 37, a bill which requires labels on food identifying GM ingredients.

August 22, 2012 - via Reader Supported News

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

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Resistance found in weeds could limit 2,4-D herbicide’s future usefulness - But Chemical Industry Pushes On Regardless

Resistance found in weeds could limit 2,4-D herbicide’s future usefulness - But Chemical Industry Pushes On Regardless | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

OVERUSE AND DEPENDENCE UPON PESTICIDES AND CHEMICALS ARE NOT THE ANSWER:

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Despite worldwide use of 2,4-D since the 1940s and even as crops resistant to 2,4-D herbicide are being developed, populations of weeds are also developing a resistance.... More, Heavier Spraying and Stronger Pesticides only exacerbate the problem- | Farm and Dairy The Auction Guide and Rural Marketplace... 

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Are big American agribusinesses too dominant? VIDEO

Are big American agribusinesses too dominant? VIDEO | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

August 18, 2012: Al Jazeera VIDEO

As the US suffers from the worst drought to hit the country in over 50 years, Inside Story America discusses the future of US agriculture.

"Agriculture is ... a natural system. As we look at increasing storms and increasing problems, we need to be looking at how we decentralise instead of centralise, how we move out and increase diversity rather than decrease diversity, because part of the problem is that you have one area that is responsible for such a huge percentage of the food ...."

 http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestoryamericas/2012/08/2012818121019820664.html?utm_content=automate&utm_campaign=Trial6&utm_source=NewSocialFlow&utm_term=plustweets&utm_medium=MasterAccount


Where Have All the Farms Gone? - CAFOs Our Industrialized Assembly-line Food http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1510722108/where-have-all-the-farms-gone-cafos-our-industrialized-assembly-line-food

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INDIA: 8,200 farmers suicide: Maharashtra State Revokes Monsanto's GMO Bt Cotton Seed License -

INDIA: 8,200 farmers suicide: Maharashtra State Revokes Monsanto's GMO Bt Cotton Seed License - | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

In late June, India joined Russia, China, Brazil, and 49 major industrialized nations in REQUIRING GMO LABELING. So far, 50 countries either restrict or ban the use or cultivation of GMOs outright.

 

NEW DELHI, India, August 9, 2012 (ENS) -

-▶ MAHARAHTRA STATE REVOKES MONSANTO'S COTTON SEED LICENSE The Indian state of Maharashtra has revoked Monsanto's license to sell genetically engineered cotton seeds.

The move comes amid an investigation into the rising suicide rates among Maharashtra farmers that have been planting the seeds. Some have suggested the high cost of the seeds, which have failed to repell cotton pests as promised, and the debt incurred by farmers as a result has been a contributor to more than 8,200 suicides in the past decade in the Vidarbah region of the Indian state... http://ens-newswire.com/2012/08/09/maharashtra-state-revokes-monsantos-cotton-seed-license/

 

August 7, 2013 Pambazuka -

=▶ GENETICALLY ENGINEERED Bt COTTON IN GHANA: THE HIDDEN AGENDA EXPOSED http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/88550

 

New York Times, April 24, 2014
=▶ HOW SUICIDE AND POLITICS MIX IN INDIA http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/04/25/opinion/how-suicide-and-politics-mix-in-india.html?referrer=

 

                                                  WATCH:
                 INDIA'S TRANSGENIC (GMO) COTTON TRAGEDY
http://www.france24.com/en/20130705-wb-en-reporters-india-transgenic-cotton-fields-monsanto-farmers-maharastra-state/

 

Nation of Change, April 21, 2014
-▶NEW EVIDENCE OF SUICIDE AMONG INDIA'S MOST INDEBTED FARMERS - MONSANTO http://www.nationofchange.org/new-evidence-suicide-among-india-s-most-indebted-farmers-1398086674

 

Sustainable Pulse, March 07, 2014

-▶ INDIA FARMER GROUPS SLAM GM CROP TRIALS AND FARMER SUICIDES http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/03/07/india-farmer-groups-slam-gm-crop-trials-farmer-suicides/#.Ux9X9F5kJK4

 

 DownToEarth, May 21, 2013

=▶ ILLEGAL GM COTTON SPREADS ACROSS INDIA http://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/illegal-gm-cotton-spreads-across-india

 

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

 

                                "BITTER SEEDS" FILM TRAILER

          MONSANTO, GMO SEEDS AND INDIAN FARMER SUICIDES

                                        http://sco.lt/5lJBEv

 

=▶ MONSANTO AND THE SEEDS OF SUICIDE http://sco.lt/7Quvuz

 

=▶ INDIAN COTTON FARMERS MOVE ON TO SUSTAINABLE FARMING - LEAVING INDUSTRIAL FARMING BEHIND  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3054868293/indian-cotton-farmers-move-on-to-sustainable-farming-leaving-industrial-farming-behind

 

                                                      WATCH

                                 "SEEDS OF FREEDOM"(10 min)

                                              Dr. Vandana Shiva

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyh9-K3n4Kg&sns=em

 

Sustainable Pulse, March 07, 2014
-▶ INDIA FARMER GROUPS SLAM GM CROP TRIALS AND FARMER SUICIDES http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/03/07/india-farmer-groups-slam-gm-crop-trials-farmer-suicides/#.Ux9X9F5kJK4

 

                                                       WATCH

                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp

 

 

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

 

 March 2013 - DW World

=▶ INDIA: WHERE MONSANTO HIDES OUT : SCIENTIST SAYS GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS HAVE NOT LIVED UP TO THEIR CLAIMS India has a huge research program on genetically modified crops, and unlike many other parts of the world, it also has a very large public sector investment. That means a lot of the research programs are government-funded. There is also the presence of private seed companies and collaborations of these companies with the large US seed company Monsanto... http://futurenow.dw.de/english/2011/02/04/genetic-engineering-has-not-lived-out-its-potential-says-scientist/#more-839

 

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

 

 =▶ INDIA PUTS GM FOOD CROPS UNDER MICROSCOPE FOR A 10 YEAR GMO MORATORIUM http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3110069807/india-puts-gm-food-crops-under-microscope-for-a-10-year-gmo-moratorium

                                                         AND

http://lvcsouthasia.blogspot.in/2012/10/north-indian-farmers-destroy-monsantos.html

 

 

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

 

                                                       WATCH

                 INDIA'S RICE REVOLUTION: NO GMOs NO PESTICIDES

                        Guardian, John Vidal, February 16th, 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/feb/16/india-rice-farmers-revolution

 

 =▶ INDIA:  FARMERS "BETTER THAN SCIENTISTS" : SMASH GMO MYTH, CROP YIELD RECORDS WITHOUT GMOs  http://sco.lt/76Rjgf

 

                                                        WATCH

**** THE FUTURE OF FOOD PART 2 Vandana Shiva http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/951852556/the-future-of-food-part-2-vandana-shiva

 

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

 

October 7, 2010 The Ecologist

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

 

 

                                                        VIDEO:

THE MYTH OF THE AFRICAN "GREEN REVOLUTION" - Vandana Shiva http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1562042292/the-myth-of-the-african-green-revolution-video-vandana-shiva

 

                                                         VIDEO:

           UNITED NATIONS: WHY ARE GM CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1228040300/united-nations-why-are-gm-crops-not-the-solution

 

 

=▶ THOUSANDS OF DYING FARMERS IN SRI LANKA: STUDY LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE TO AGROCHEMICALS

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2720363606/thousands-of-dying-farmers-in-sri-lanka-study-links-kidney-disease-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

 

Inter Press Service, January 12, 2012
=▶ EL SALVADOR: PESTICIDES FILL GRAVEYARDS IN RURAL VILLAGES -For years, local residents and the media have denounced the alarming increase in cases of kidney failure in the Bajo Lempa region, which for over a century was a cotton-growing area where pesticides and herbicides were heavily used.
Although cotton gave way to other crops in the 1970s, highly toxic agrochemicals continue to be used by the local farmers, who take no safety measures, on their corn, beans and vegetable crops.
In some communities in the Bajo Lempa region, like Ciudad Romero, over 20 percent of the population suffers from chronic kidney disease, with the proportion rising to one out of four among adult men. .. http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/01/el-salvador-pesticides-fill-graveyards-in-rural-villages/

 

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

 

 

 - ▶ HOW CORPORATE CONTROL SQUEEZES OUT SMALL FARMS, LEADING TO HIGHER PRICES  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2204939020/how-corporate-control-squeezes-out-small-farms-leading-to-higher-prices

 

Global Research, February 9, 2013

=▶ HARVEST OF HYPOCRISY: FARMERS BEING BLAMED FOR GMO CROP FAILURES http://www.globalresearch.ca/harvest-of-hypocrisy-farmers-being-blamed-for-gmo-crop-failures/5322807

 

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

 

Common Dreams, October 20, 2013

 ▶   ARGENTINA: CASE STUDY IN PERILS OF PESTICIDE - HEAVY GMO-CROP BOOM http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/10/20-1

 

                                                     -- WATCH --

             THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO (FULL LENGTH)

                    THE LEADER OF THE GLOBAL BIOTECH CARTEL

                                               http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

▶   EXPLORE MORE ON THE CHEMICAL/PESTICIDE CARTELS' GRIP ON WORLD AGRICULTURE AND OUR FOOD SUPPLY

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

---AND

 http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?page=1&q=chemicals

 

 

 

 

 

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GMOs DEFINED - Why Is Our Food Being Made and Modified by the Chemical and Pesticide Industry

GMOs DEFINED - Why Is Our Food Being Made and Modified by the Chemical and Pesticide Industry | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism. Other names for the process include Genetic Engineering (GE) or Genetic Modification (GM), which are one and the same.

A GMO is a man-made, patented organism that has been created in a laboratory through genetic engineering. Watch a video about how it’s done here.... http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-defined/

 

Reader Supported Network, October 9, 2012
WHY IS OUR FOOD BEING MADE AND MODIFIED BY THE CHEMICAL AND PESTICIDE INDUSTRY? http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/271-38/13874-genetically-modified-food-industrys-dirty-little-secret

 

 

The Global Chemical Biotech Cartel - An unprecedented power over world agriculture and human health http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

UNITED NATIONS: VIDEO Why are GM crops not the solution? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1228040300/united-nations-why-are-gm-crops-not-the-solution

 

PROFITS, POISON AND WALL STREET: Goldman Sachs upgrades shares of Monsanto as food/commodity prices rise http://sco.lt/7iGaRN

 

The Real Hunger Games - Big Commodity Traders Control World Grain Market http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-and-gmos-gm/p/2706451104/the-real-hunger-games-big-commodity-traders-control-world-grain-market

 

 

 

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BUYING UP THE OPPOSITION: Giant agri-food corporations gobbling up nation’s $63 BILLION yearly organic food industry

BUYING UP THE OPPOSITION: Giant agri-food corporations gobbling up nation’s $63 BILLION yearly organic food industry | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

  -▶ BIG FOOD MOVES IN TO INFLUENCE ORGANIC FOODS AND LABELS Large corporations now dominate in organic foods, and some people think this has led to a watering down of the industry.

The fact is, organic food has become a wildly lucrative business for Big Food and a premium-price-means-premium-profit section of the grocery store. The industry’s image — contented cows grazing on the green hills of family-owned farms — is mostly pure fantasy. Or rather, pure marketing. Big Food, it turns out, has spawned what might be called Big Organic....

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/08/business/organic-food-purists-worry-about-big-companies-influence.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all

 

May 23, 2013 Cornucopia Institute
-▶  HAS YOUR FAVORITE ORGANIC BRAND BEEN HIJACKED BY CORPORATE AGRIBUSINESS - WHO OWNS ORGANICS?  http://app.streamsend.com/private/9pOA/GCz/A7Ks2Iz/browse/18693657

 

May 16, 2013 Sustainable Business
-▶  ORGANIC FOOD IS $63 BILLION GLOBAL INDUSTRY http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/24886

 

 -▶  THE WAR AGAINST ORGANICS -- WHAT IS AN 'ORGANIC' LABEL REALLY WORTH?  http://sco.lt/8ryXB3

 

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

 

17 May, 2013 TruthOut

-▶  HIJACKED ORGANIC, LIMITED LOCAL, FAULTY FAIR TRADE http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/16428-hijacked-organic-limited-local-faulty-fair-trade

 

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

 

 

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

 

 MAKING THE USDA "ORGANIC" LABEL USELESS

-▶  THE ORGANIC WATERGATE: ALARMING REPORT REVEALS USDA's COZY RELATIONSHIP WITH CORPORATE AGRIBUSINESSES IN 'ORGANICS  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1810605516/the-organic-watergate-alarming-report-reveals-usda-s-cozy-relationship-with-corporate-agribusinesses-in-organics

 

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

 

 Cornucopia Institute, December 12th, 2013
-▶  CARMEL VALLEY-BORN EARTHBOUND FARM SELLS TO MASSIVE CORPORATE WHITEWAVE FOODS http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/12/carmel-valley-born-earthbound-farm-sells-massive-whitewave-foods/

 

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

 

 Huffington Post Green, December 05, 2013
THE DARK SIDE OF COCA-COLA'S HEALTHY BRANDS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ocean-robbins/the-dark-side-of-cocacola_b_4385446.html

 

▶  AMERICANS EAT THE CHEAPEST FOOD IN THE WORLD, BUT WHAT IS IT REALLY COSTING US? OBESITY PLUS  http://sco.lt/6nvbQf

 

                                                         VIDEO

                                Berkeley Media Studies Group

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

 

Guardian, November 21, 2013

-▶  CAN FAIR TRADE IN INDIA HELP CLOSE GROWING GULF BETWEEN RICH AND POOR? http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/nov/21/india-fairtrade-rich-poor

 

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

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

 

▶ MONSANTO, BIOTECH AGRICHEMICAL CARTEL BUYS OBAMA, THE US GOVERNMENT AND THE GLOBAL FARM http://sco.lt/9KWGsz

 

 

▶ OBESITY PLUS: AMERICANS ARE SICKER AND DIE YOUNGER THAN PEOPLE IN OTHER WEALTHY NATION  http://sco.lt/8jmvQ1

 

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

 

                                          +++WATCH +++

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

 

 

-▶  WHO OWNS NATURE? CORPORATE POWER AND THE FINAL FRONTIER IN THE COMMODIFICATION OF LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2299601530/who-owns-nature-corporate-power-and-the-final-frontier-in-the-commodification-of-life

 

-▶  KEEPING MONSANTO OUT OF YOUR VEGGIE PATCH - GROWING CONCERN AS GMO SEEDS CREEP INTO CONUMER MARKET -- UNLABELED http://sco.lt/8EPLjl

 

-▶  MONSANTO BLOCKS RESEARCH ON GMO SAFETY - The Power of Patents  http://sco.lt/5ZPRQH

 

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

 

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

 

 

-▶  THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET  - HEALTHY SOIL AS A LIFELINE - CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/6jbS0f

 

 

 

-▶  THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY IN SEED PATENTS - WHY THE MOST POWERFUL THING IN THE WORLD IS A SEED  http://sco.lt/6zf3i5

 

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

 

January 18, 2011 YES Magazine

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

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

 

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

 

-▶  "THE CONSUMER'S GOT TO CHANGE THE SYSTEM" : Farmer Ben Burkett on Racism and Corporate Control of Agriculture http://truth-out.org/news/item/15158-the-consumers-got-to-change-the-system-farmer-ben-burkett-on-racism-and-corporate-control-of-agriculture

 

-▶  MONSANTO, BIOTECH AGRICHEMICAL CARTEL BUYS OBAMA, THE US SENATE AND THE GLOBAL FARM http://sco.lt/8edR3Z

 

-▶  THE TRUE COSTS OF INDUSTRIALIZED FOOD | @scoopit http://sco.lt/5H5CXR

 

 

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

 

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

 

-▶  THINK THOSE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/9H5h4L

 

-▶  NESTLE SA: UNETHICAL MARKETING OF ARTIFICIAL BABY MILK, EXPLOITING FARMERS, PROMOTION OF GMO FOOD http://www.corporatewatch.org.uk/?lid=240

 

-▶  CORPORATE HIJACKING OF OUR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE - GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GMO INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/6RXDtZ

 

 

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

 

-▶  WIKILEAKS CABLE:  THE US STATE DEPT'S GLOBAL BIOTECH GMO OUTREACH PROGRAM - ARM-TWISTING FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS WITH 'TRADE WARS'  http://sco.lt/52rirp

 

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

 

-▶  TRYING TO HOLD BACK THE ONSLAUGHT OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS - OR AT LEAST SLAP A LABEL ON THEM http://sco.lt/8oAG5x

 

 

                                                      VIDEOS

TED VIDEO

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

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

VIDEO

-▶  "GENETIC ROULETTE" The Gamble of Our Lives http://youtu.be/wnlTYFKBg18

VIDEO

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

VIDEO

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

 

                                                   WATCH:

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

 

 

-▶  +++++++U.S. GMO LABELING DRIVE GOES GLOBAL - MAY 25, 2013 http://sco.lt/4sEmUD

 

 

-▶  AND DIG DEEPER INTO THIS FOODOPOLY MONOPOLY++++http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=FAST+FOOD

 

 

 

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

Because of their incredible power over, and within, the US Government, USDA US Aid and State Department this allows the giant biotech agricultural business to rewrite and weaken the laws governing "Organic" labeling allowing pesticides, chemical and gmos to sneak into organic labeling.  The USDA is pro genetically engineered biotech food and will ensure that the USDA "Organic" label is weakened to allow Big GMO Ag to continue with their GM seeds, pesticides and chemical profit bonanza.

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AFRICA, The G8 - Food Security For Whom? Corporate Profits vs SmallHolder Farmers Interest

AFRICA, The G8 - Food Security For Whom? Corporate Profits vs SmallHolder Farmers Interest | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
allAfrica:

 ▶The Camp David summit of the G-8 countries, held on May 17-18, announced a "New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition," pitched as potentially raising 60 billion people out of poverty over the next 10 years. But the program as announced, featuring some $3 billion in investment pledges by 45 private agribusiness companies, was grotesquely out of sync with international commitments to respecting country-owned plans and prioritizing broad-based public investment to benefit smallholder farmers.African news and information for a global audience...http://allafrica.com/stories/201205250760.html

 

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/

 

Deutch Welles, January 24, 2014
▶ CAN GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS END HUNGER IN AFRICA? http://www.dw.de/can-genetically-modified-crops-end-hunger-in-africa/a-17385964

 

 Guardian Development, February 24, 2014
 ▶ GM CROPS:  EUROPEAN SCIENTISTS DESCEND ON AFRICA TO PROMOTE GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS. A thinly disguised attempt to promote industrial genetically modified (GM) farming at a governmental level, whether or not it was good for local farmers. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/24/gm-crops-european-scientists-africa-promote-biotech

 

August 15, 2013 War on Want
▶ AFRICAN FOOD SOVEREIGNTY UNDER ATTACK BY CORPORATE INTERESTS  http://www.waronwant.org/news/latest-news/17964-food-sovereignty-under-attack-by-corporate-interests

 

▶ USA STRONG-ARMS AFRICAN AGRICULTURE: LAND GRAB, CROOKED POLITICS, GMO'S ALL ROLLED INTO ONE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/952264864/usa-strong-arms-african-agriculture-land-grabs-crooked-politics-gmo-s-all-rolled-into-one

 

Pambazuka -Voices for Freedom and Justice in Africa

▶ HOW COMPANIES 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.

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

 

 Guardian, Global Development, February 18, 2014
 ▶ THE G8 AND THE FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE OF AFRICAN FARMING - INTERACTIVE . 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

 

May 25, 2012 - PR Watch

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

 

World Development Movement, June 24, 2014

▶ THE NEW SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA : INTERACTIVE INFOGRAPHIC

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

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

 

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

 

 

                                         ▶      AFRICA - SOLD:

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

 

                                                     WATCH 

                                  "LAND RUSH - WHY POVERTY?: 

THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD

                                          http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

 

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

 

 ▶ AFRICAN AGRICULTURE:  A CONTRARIAN VIEW OF THE ALLIANCE FOR A GREEN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA http://www.africanagricultureblog.com/2012/10/a-contrarian-view-of-alliance-for-green.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+africanagricultureblog%2FNaEx+%28African+Agriculture%29

 

                                                        WATCH

               A SYSTEM BASED ON PROFIT IS UNSUSTAINABLE: 

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

 

 

 

▶ FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:  MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE POWERFUL BIG AG BIOTECH CHEMICAL CARTEL? http://sco.lt/6bJSgD

 

 

                                   ▶       THE HUNGER GAMES:

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

 

 

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                                                     WATCH

                                     June 21, 2013 Al Jazeera
                                             VIDEO REPORT

WILL THE NEW US-LED G8 ALLIANCE HELP OR INCREASE AFRICA'S POOR?  http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestoryamericas/2013/06/201362111193073903.html

 

 JUNE 27, 2013 Redress Information & Analysis
▶ THE G8’s COMMERCIAL COLONIZATION OF AFRICA http://www.redressonline.com/2013/06/the-g8s-commercial-colonization-of-africa/

 

 July 3, 2013 World Development Movement
 ▶AFRICAN GROUPS REJECT G8 CORPORATE FOOD PLAN AS 'COLONIALISM' http://www.wdm.org.uk/multinational-corporations/african-groups-reject-g8-corporate-food-plan-%E2%80%98colonialism%E2%80%99

 

July 3, 2013 World Development Movement
▶ AFRICAN GROUPS REJECT G8 CORPORATE FOOD PLAN AS 'COLONIALISM' http://www.wdm.org.uk/multinational-corporations/african-groups-reject-g8-corporate-food-plan-%E2%80%98colonialism%E2%80%99

 

 ▶ THE GMO JUGGERNAUT: FULL LIST OF COMPANIES INVOLVED IN G8's MULTI-NATIONAL GMO TAKEOVER:  All Powerful Corporations Form Global Cartel to push genetically engineered, biotech food onto the world. Full Listing of Participants http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=New_Alliance_for_Food_Security_and_Nutrition

 

March 11, 2013 GRAIN —
▶ THE G8 AND LAND GRABS IN AFRICA http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4663-the-g8-and-land-grabs-in-africa

 

June 3, 2013 African Centre for Biosafety
▶ G8 "HUNGER SUMMIT" INITIATIVE REJECTED BY AFRICAN CIVIL SOCIETY - CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF AGRICULTURE & LAND WILL INCREASE HUNGER http://www.acbio.org.za/

 

May 26, 2012

▶ G8 PUSH  INTO AFRICA - FOOD SECURITY, FOR WHOM?

The Camp David summit of the G-8 countries, held on May 17-18, announced a "New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition," pitched as potentially raising 60 billion people out of poverty over the next 10 years. But the program as announced, featuring some $3 billion in investment pledges by 45 private agribusiness companies, was grotesquely out of sync with international commitments to respecting country-owned plans and prioritizing broad-based public investment to benefit smallholder farmers.African news and information for a global audience...http://allafrica.com/stories/201205250760.html

 

▶ THE GMO JUGGERNAUT: FULL LIST OF COMPANIES INVOLVED IN G8's MULTI-NATIONAL GMO TAKEOVER:  All Powerful Corporations Form Global Cartel to push genetically engineered, biotech food onto the world. Full Listing of Participants http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=New_Alliance_for_Food_Security_and_Nutrition

 

May 18, 2012 The White House
▶ FACT SHEET: G-8 ACTION ON FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION IN AFRICA http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/05/18/fact-sheet-g-8-action-food-security-and-nutrition

 

June 12, 2012 Green Media Info
▶ CELEB BONO PARTNERS WITH MONSANTO, G8, TO BIO-WRECK AFRICA http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/celeb-bono-partners-monsanto-g8-biowreck-africa

 

 

▶ BILL GATES, G8, MONSANTO AND EUGENICS: HOW ONE OF THE WORLD'S WEALTHIEST MEN IS ACTIVELY PROMOTING A CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF GLOBAL HEALTH AND AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8Csev3

 

 

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                   GMO'S AND BIG INDUSTRIALIZED AGRICULTURE

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                            BAN GMOs NOW - SPECIAL REPORT

                                   Institute of Science in Society

                                                  @ISISscience

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 ▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN, FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/7YPlE9

 

                                                       VIDEO:

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  ▶ CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET

                                     http://sco.lt/6xupV3

 

 

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Is USA Processed Food Safe? The FDA Doesn't Know

Is USA Processed Food Safe? The FDA Doesn't Know | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Thousands of chemicals are used in processed foods without the knowledge or oversight of U.S. government regulators.

September 7, 2012 - CARE 2 - Pew Research

Those unpronounceable ingredients listed on food packages are all tested, regulated and safe, right? When a company adds a new additive to its food, they have to ask permission first, don’t they?

 

According to a review by the Pew Health Group’s Food Additives Project, the answer is a resounding, “No!” Of more than 10,000 chemicals allowed in human food as of January 2011, a third were approved by those with a vested interest. Either the product manufacturers themselves or the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association Expert Panel gave them a stamp of approval.

The other two-thirds got the blessing of one of the agencies charged with regulating additives. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) looks after pesticides. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has responsibility for all other chemicals....  http://www.care2.com/causes/is-processed-food-safe-fda-doesnt-know.html

 

 

Living on Earth, March 14, 2014
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Stanford Scientists Shockingly Reckless on Health Risk And Organics

Stanford Scientists Shockingly Reckless on Health Risk And Organics | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

SEE: STANFORD'S MONSANTO/GATES TIES CAST DOUBT ON ORGANIC FOOD STUDY http://ow.ly/dA8s7

 

October 2, 2012 That Flawed Stanford Study - NYTimes.com http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/02/that-flawed-stanford-study/

 

September 6, 2012 - Frances Moore Lappe - Common Dreams

 "I first heard about a new Stanford "study" downplaying the value of organics when this blog headline cried out from my inbox: "Expensive organic food isn't healthier and no safer than produce grown with pesticides, finds biggest study of its kind."

 What? Does the actual study say this? No, but authors of the study -- "Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier Than Conventional Alternatives? A Systematic Review" -- surely are responsible for its misinterpretation and more. Their study actually reports that ¨Consumption of organic foods may reduce exposure to pesticide residues and antibiotic-resistant bacteria." ... http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/09/06-12

 

(Note from @pdjmoo: Just because it's "Stanford" and "Science" does not mean we have to swallow any of their findings whole without question. Thinking independently and critically is crucial now at this time of spin, coercion, private/corporate funding of academic research with vested outcomes) ... STANFORD'S MONSANTO/GATES TIES CAST DOUBT ON ORGANIC FOOD STUDY http://ow.ly/dA8s7 ... Remember, there is an upcoming massive vote in California in November on labeling genetically engineered food in our food supply..  BIG PESTICIDE, FOOD COMPANIES SPEND MILLIONS TO FIGHT HONEST FOOD LABELS http://ow.ly/dAfuV ..  so watch for all types of misinformation to come out of the woodwork from all quarters. #prop37 #RightToKnow. The Big Food and Biotech industries are throwing tens of millions into defeating this. Think !! )

 

ALSO SEE: 

Stanford Organics Study: Have Faulty Methods, Political Motivations Threatened Kids' Health? http://ow.ly/dHycZ

Big Ag Directly Funded Anti-Organics Stanford Study: Report | Common Dreams http://ow.ly/dHyrj

CARGILL, GATES FOUNDATION AND OTHERS BEHIND ANTI-ORGANIC "STANFORD STUDY" http://ow.ly/dAb6N

STANFORD'S MONSANTO/GATES TIES CAST DOUBT ON ORGANIC FOOD STUDY http://ow.ly/dA8s7

 

Monsanto Fails at Improving Agriculture: New Ad Campaign http://ow.ly/dC7dg Union of Concerned Scientists @UCSUSA

WHY GMO LABELING IS BIOTECH INDUSTRIES WORST NIGHTMARE: http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-and-gmos-gm/p/2462116149/why-ge-labeling-is-monsanto-s-worst-nightmare

AG BIOTECH GIANTS POUR TEN OF MILLION INTO FIGHTING INITIATIVE TO LABEL GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-and-gmos-gm/p/2420667102/ag-biotech-giants-pour-millions-into-fighting-initiative-to-label-genetically-modified-food

BIG PESTICIDE, FOOD COMPANIES SPEND MILLIONS TO FIGHT HONEST FOOD LABELS http://ow.ly/dAfuV

BIG FOOD PUTS IT BACK INTO FIGHTING GMO LABELING IN CALIFORNIA http://ow.ly/dAfXC

 

 

NEW GMO 'AGENT ORANGE SOY' SILENTLY BACKED BY USDA TO PUSH TRADE DEALS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-and-gmos-gm/p/2211412746/new-gmo-agent-orange-soy-silently-backed-by-usda-to-push-trade-deals

 

Critics question the legitimacy of industry-funded : "Frackademia" At Universities, #Fracking Research Funded by Oil and Gas Companies - http://ow.ly/dAla1

 

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Seed Monopolies and GMOs... The Biotech Cartel End Game ... the point of no return

Seed Monopolies and GMOs... The Biotech Cartel End Game ... the point of no return | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
When most of us think of Monsanto, we think of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, as...

But what if the potential health risks of GMOs were actually not the biggest concern when it comes to Monsanto and the handful of other mega-corporations that now dominate the seed industry?...

Unfortunately, these questions are not part of some crazed, anti-corporate conspiracy theory. They are the questions that we should be asking based on the current realities on the ground in farm country. And it’s important that we answer them quickly if we are to have any chance to avert the potential disaster that is looming on the horizon, a disaster perhaps best described as Monsanto’s point of no return.

http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-9613-monsantos-point-of-no-return.html

 

The Global Chemical Biotech Cartel - An unprecedented power over world agriculture and human health http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

1.Big Pesticide, Food Companies Spend Millions to Fight Honest Food Labels http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2410023720/big-pesticide-food-companies-spend-millions-to-fight-honest-food-labels

 

2. SNEAK ATTACK: Bringing GMO SEEDS to your home veggie Garden -- Without Labeling http://www.slowfood.com/international/slow-stories/140082/gmos-in-the-garden-but-not-on-the-label/q=7F4DD1?-session=query_session:42F94890116902582AiY13807D80

 

3. November 2, 2012 Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Genetically Modified Foods | Lawyers.com Blog http://blogs.lawyers.com/2012/11/supreme-court-genetically-modified-foods/

 

Seeds of Dissent: How GMO contaminates natural farms VIDEO http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1699274638/seeds-of-dissent-how-gmo-contaminates-natural-farms-video

 

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Organic Produce Reduces Exposure to Pesticides - Stanford University Study

September 3, 2012 ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP

New study by scientists at Stanford Univ. show eaters can reduce their pesticide intake from fruits and veggies, and consume fewer antibiotic-resistant bacteria in meat by choosing organic versions of both according to researchers at Stanford University who reviewed a massive body of scientific studies on the much-debated issue.... http://ow.ly/drjHm

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What’s In My Lunchbox? :: Pesticides : A Searchable Data Base

What’s In My Lunchbox? :: Pesticides : A Searchable Data Base | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

What's in my lunchbox? As kids head back to school, use our What'sOnMyFood? tool to choose foods free of pesticides that can harm developing minds.

A searchable database designed to make the public problem of pesticide exposure visible and more understandable.

Pesticides…on our food, even after washing…in our bodies, for years;…& in our environment, traveling many miles on wind, water and dust.... http://www.whatsonmyfood.org/index.jsp

 

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USDA Closes Slaughterhouse After Video Showing 'Sickening' Animal Cruelty

USDA Closes Slaughterhouse After Video Showing 'Sickening' Animal Cruelty | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

August 22, 2012 - Common Dream - Our Industrial Food System

HAVE THE COURAGE TO WATCH AND ENGAGE THIS ISSUE OF THE BILLIONS OF CATTLE BEING INHUMANELY SLAUGHTERED TO PUT FOOD ON OUR PLATE.

 

VIDEO documentation of "sickening" animal cruelty has prompted the USDA to suspend operations at a California slaughterhouse, another revelation of the industrial food system's cost to animal welfare and public health.... http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/08/22-2

 

AND NOT JUST IN THE USA...

ABC TV Four Corners - Animal Cruelty in Halal Meat Production in INDONESIA - YouTube http://ow.ly/darF5

 

A FULL INVESTIGATION FROM AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

"A Bloody Business" (Left Top Hand Corner PLAY) http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/special_eds/20110530/cattle/

 

ALSO SEE:

CAFO Website http://www.cafothebook.org/

 

CAFO: THE TRAGEDY OF INDUSTRIAL ANIMAL FACTORIES: http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1845482799/cafo-the-tragedy-of-industrial-animal-factories

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Reclaiming the seed: The First Link In The Food Chain

Reclaiming the seed: The First Link In The Food Chain | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

August 20, 2012 THE ECOLOGIST by Vandana Shiva

Besides displacing and destroying diversity, patented GMO seeds are also undermining seed sovereignty. Across the world, new seed laws are being introduced which enforce compulsory registration of seed, thus making it impossible for small farmers to grow their own diversity, and forcing them into dependency on giant seed corporations. Corporations are also patenting climate resilient seeds evolved by farmers, thus robbing farmers of using their own seeds and knowledge for climate adaptation.

Another threat to seed and seed sovereignty is genetic contamination of seed. India has lost its cotton seeds because of contamination from Bt. Cotton. Canada has lost its canola seed because of contamination from Roundup Ready canola. Mexico has lost its corn because of contamination from GMO Corn.... http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1547185/reclaiming_the_seed.html

 

GMOs, Seed Wars and Knowledge Wars http://truth-out.org/news/item/12456-gmos-seed-wars-and-knowledge-wars

 

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

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Why GE Labeling Is Monsanto's Worst Nightmare

Why GE Labeling Is Monsanto's Worst Nightmare | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

August 16, 2012 = HuffingtonPost Green

Recent media coverage of Prop 37, the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, which would permit companies to label foods made with genetically engineered (GE) crops, highlights the gulf between citizens demanding the right to know what's in our food and corporations desperate to keep the public in the dark. According to the California secretary of state, Monsanto and the rest of the pesticide industry's "Big 6" have contributed $13.5 million so far to defeat this initiative, and have put stopping it at the top of their agenda. Add the money from "Big Food" companies and the opposition funding grows to almost $25 million, with an even bigger "gusher" of corporate cash on its way.... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maria-rodale/why-ge-labeling-is-monsan_b_1788897.html

 

Monsanto and Co. War Chest against GMO labeling Now $32 million and rising

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2729874368/monsanto-and-co-push-5-5-million-more-against-gmo-labeling-32-million-and-rising

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Filipino Banana Workers Frustrated in Battle Over Dole’s Pesticides

Filipino Banana Workers Frustrated in Battle Over Dole’s Pesticides | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

August 14, 2012 - Working In These Times

The long struggle of a group of Filipino banana workers to hold Dole accountable for toxic exposures reminds us that international capital still has a lot more clout than international law.

Like many environmental justice issues, the legal system can’t do the work of sustained public pressure to demand accountability from the world’s giant fruit cartels. The recent documentary Bananas!* has helped expose Dole’s vicious offensive against the workers--and not surprisingly, the investigation has made the director himself, Fredrik Gertten, a target of Dole’s PR army. Meanwhile in the trenches of Latin America's banana industry, workers are constructing a women-led grassroots network for labor protection.

The toxic residue of Dole’s empire will be felt for years to come, but the quest for justice around the world is growing riper by the day....

 

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Big Pesticide, Food Companies Spend Millions to Fight Honest Food Labels

Big Pesticide, Food Companies Spend Millions to Fight Honest Food Labels | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES - The whole world is watching what we are doing in California! http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2410023720/big-pesticide-food-companies-spend-millions-to-fight-honest-food-labels

 

- The Right to Know Campaign: Details regarding the new corporate contributions against Proposition 37 are here: http://www.carighttoknow.org/10_million

 

Federal Lawmakers Urge FDA to Require GMO Labeling http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3175849460/federal-lawmakers-urge-fda-to-require-gmo-labeling

 

1. CORPORATE POWER The $41 million corporate ad blitz betting on NO for California’s GMO labeling http://grist.org/news/the-41-million-corporate-ad-blitz-that-is-taking-down-californias-gmo-labeling/

2. Nov 1, 2012 - The Battle of the Scientists:  YES: Food labels would let consumers make informed choices — Environmental Health News http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2012/yes-labels-on-gm-foods

3. Nov 1, 2012 - The Battle of the Scientists:  NO: Labels on GM foods unnecessary; biotech crops are "safe" — Environmental Health News http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2012/no-labels-on-gm-foods

4. October 30, 2012 Belinda Martineau: A scientist says yes on Prop 37 to label genetically engineered food http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3163519274/belinda-martineau-a-scientist-says-yes-on-prop-37-to-label-genetically-engineered-food

5. October 3, 2012 How GMOs Unleased a Pesticide Gusher http://www.carighttoknow.org/gmos_unleashed_a_pesticide_gusher

6. Visit the "Yes on Prop 37 Right To Know" newsroom to stay informed about the campaign to label genetically engineered foods in California! http://www.carighttoknow.org/newsroom @CARightToKnow Hashtags #LabelGMOs #YesOn37 #RightToKnow #JustLabelIt #gmo

 

NOTE: In late June 2012, India joined Russia, China, Brazil, and 49 major industrialized nations in REQUIRING GMO LABELING. So far, 50 countries either restrict or ban the use or cultivation of GMOs outright.

 

7. Monsanto's Tricky Plan to Defeat GMO Labeling and Prop 37 http://ow.ly/e3vU3 @ogmag

8. SNEAK ATTACK: Bringing GMO Seeds to your home veggie Garden -- Without Labeling http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2174451098/sneak-attack-bringing-gmo-seeds-to-your-home-veggie-garden-without-labeling

9. August 10, 2012 Environmental Working Group Joins California’s Fight To Label Genetically Engineered Food  http://ow.ly/cYDjj EWG has joined with a large and diverse coalition – including environmental, public health, food safety and agricultural organizations along with food producers, labor federations and Tea Party-affiliated groups – that believe consumers have a right to know what is in their food.

10. GMO Labeling News From UC Davis BioTechnology http://ucbiotech.org/news_labeling/index.html

11. Obama Promises to Label GMOs - YouTube http://ow.ly/d8DdA

 

ALSO SEE: @GMWatch

Organize a Millions Against Monsanto/Occupy Monsanto Event!
September 17, 2012: Global Week of Action Against Monsanto

http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_26022.cfm

 

MillionsAgainstMonsanto:http://www.organicconsumers.org/monsanto/index.cfm

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Introducing Genetically Engineered ANIMALS into our environment and bodies

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a consultation on environmental risk assessment of genetically modified GM fish, insects, birds, and mammals (including pets, wild and farm animals) in the European Union (EU).

This consultation is intended to pave the way for the introduction of many different types of GM animals into the European countryside, rivers or seas, their use in factory farming, and even their introduction as pets into people's homes.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

-▶  ------ China Develops 300 Genetically Modified Dairy Cows for Human Breast Milk Production http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3601115491/science-gone-mad-china-develops-300-genetically-modified-dairy-cows-for-human-breast-milk-production

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

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

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

 

NOT OKAY

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

 

INDIA GOVERNMENT REPORT RECOMMENDS RESTRAINT AND FURTHER ANALYSIS ON GM TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECH COLLUSION  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2374880577/india-government-report-recommends-restraint-and-further-analysis-on-gm-technology-and-biotech-collusion

 


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


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


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

 

 

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CAFO - The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories

CAFO - The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
A highly illustrated definitive resource about one of the most important environmental and ethical issues of our time: factory farming.

1. CAFO - The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories http://www.cafothebook.org/

2. USDA Closes Slaughterhouse After Video Showing 'Sickening' Animal Cruelty http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2480542878/usda-closes-slaughterhouse-after-video-showing-sickening-animal-cruelty

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

USA Should Be In An Uproar About agricultural gag Laws - A Threat to Democracy http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1916178747/usa-should-be-in-an-uproar-about-agricultural-gag-laws-a-threat-to-democracy

 

Assessing Impacts of Sex Hormone Manure from #CAFOs on Fish Populations and Communities http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es302599t?journalCode=esthag

 

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

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                                              "FOOD, INC"

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

 

 

ALSO SEE:

 

1. (CAFOs) 4.3 BILLION Confined Farm Animals Pose Environmental and Public Health Risks http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1480506468/cafos-4-3-billion-confined-farm-animals-pose-environmental-and-public-health-risks
2. Exclusive VIDEO undercover inside the US dairy industry http://bit.ly/MCkq8L
3. CAFOs "Animal Concentration Camps" http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/opinions/animal-waste-waterways-and-drinking-water-85899409190

4. USA REPLAY? Israeli Meat Fed With Feces and Pumped With Toxic Contaminants http://ow.ly/e6JmT

5. 80,000 Chicken farm (CAFO) project has organic farmer worried http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2577673216/80-000-chicken-farm-cafo-project-has-organic-farmer-worried

5a.Groups File Motion to Stop Factory Farms from Using Waterways as Dumping Grounds – EcoWatch: ecowatch.org/2012/stop-factory-farms/

6. USA REPLAY? Israeli Meat Fed With Feces and Pumped With Toxic Contaminants

http://www.greenprophet.com/2012/09/israel-meat-contaminated/#comment-49178

7. The Bizarre and Outrageous Cruelty Behind Every “Milk Moustache” – by Will Tuttle : On Nonhuman Slavery http://www.nonhumanslavery.com/behind-the-milk-moustache

8.  USDA Closes Slaughterhouse After Video Showing 'Sickening' Animal Cruelty http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/08/22-2

9. Farm to Fridge - The Truth Behind Meat Production (It's Time To Stop Pretending and Wake-up to Industrial farming NOW http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/994530827/farm-to-fridge-the-truth-behind-meat-production-it-s-time-to-stop-pretending-and-wake-up-to-industrial-farming-now

10, How Corporate Control Squeezes Out Small Farms, leading to higher prices http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2204939020/how-corporate-control-squeezes-out-small-farms-leading-to-higher-prices

11. WHERE HAVE ALL THE FARMS GONE? CAFOs - OUR INDUSTRIALIZED ASSEMBLY-LINE FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1510722108/where-have-all-the-farms-gone-cafos-our-industrialized-assembly-line-food

 

Der Spiegel English, October 16, 2013
ETHICAL FARMING:  GERMANY PONDERS THE SUPER CHICKEN http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/lohmann-dual-breed-of-super-chicken-could-cut-down-on-chick-culling-a-927902.html

 

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