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


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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                                    THE WORLD HUNGER RUSE

                                    "FEEDING THE WORLD"


                                             BBC VIDEO REPORT
                 A BILLION GO HUNGRY BECAUSE OF GMO FARMING
                                                 Vandana Shiva
http://www.sott.net/article/260505-A-billion-go-hungry-because-of-GMO-farming-Vandana-Shiva

 

                                   FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY: 

  MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                          http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ

 

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

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


 The Daily Sheeple, June 25, 2014

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

 

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

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, May 01, 2014
10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-blog/10-things-need-to-know-global-food-system

 

Stephanie McMillan -

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


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


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

 

Friends of The Earth, April 24, 2014

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

 


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             WHY SO LITTLE GMO PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH?

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

 

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

 

 The Ecologist, July 02, 2014

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


                                                       WATCH

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


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

 

EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

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

 


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                        DAVID IS READY TO TAKE ON GOLIATH

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Global GMO Free Coalition, May 20, 2014

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

 

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


                                                        VIDEOS
                                                June 12, 2014

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


-▶AGRIBUSINESS OVER LOCAL CITIZENS . And in Hawaii and Jackson County, Ore., where there are active initiatives in play, the biotech industry and the Farm Bureau are now pouring millions of dollars into campaigns to defeat those initiatives.  http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_29258.cfm


 

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                  THE BILLION DOLLAR SEED PATENT GAME

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August 28, 2013 MintPress News
-▶  HOW MONSANTO CORNERS THE WORLD'S FOOD MARKET. MONSANTO HAS A PATENT ON JUST ABOUT EVERY CROP OUT THERE http://www.mintpressnews.com/how-monsanto-corners-the-worlds-food-market/167901/

 

-▶  SEED PATENTS, GENETIC MANIPULATION AND CONTROL OF GLOBAL AGRICULTURE: THE GMO CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/6MFpqL

 

-▶  GMO GIANT, DuPONT, HIRES EX-COPS TO 'ENFORCE' SEED PATENTS ON FARMERS:  USA GOVERNMENT IMPOTENT TO INTERFERE http://sco.lt/67rT97

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, May 02, 2014

-▶  FIGHTING THE SEED MONOPOLY: THE OPEN SOURCE SEED INITIATIVE PROVES ALTERNATIVE TO PATENT-PROTECTED SEEDS STRANGLING AGRICULTURE http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/seed-monopoly-free-seeds-farm-monsanto-dupont


          

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     THE POWER OF MONSANTO & THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY

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WIKILEAKS CABLE:  THE US STATE DEPT'S GLOBAL BIOTECH GMO OUTREACH PROGRAM - ARM TWISTING FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS  http://sco.lt/5QU4cz

 

 ▶ MEET MONSANTO'S NUMBER ONE LOBBYIST - BARACK OBAMA  http://sco.lt/6q8mJN

 

 - ▶ MONSANTO'S POWER GRAB:  GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS GIVEN IMMUNITY FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT http://sco.lt/7D3awz

 

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

 

 - ▶ MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS CREATING BIOLOGICAL DESERTSEradicating Real Forests to plant Monoculture BioEngineered Trees http://sco.lt/52lFDN

 

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

 

                           MONSANTO:   A CORPORATE PROFILE

                                      http://sco.lt/5TGVDl

 

Sustainable Pulse, April 09, 2014

 -▶  MONSANTO 'REQUESTS' REMOVAL OF MEXICAN JUDGE OVER GM MAIZE BAN http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/04/09/monsanto-request-removal-mexican-judge-gm-maize-ban/

 

 -▶ THE NEW BIOMASSTERS - MARKETING SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE NEXT ASSAULT ON BIODIVERSITY AND LIVELIHOODS  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1849165755/the-new-biomassters-marketing-synthetic-biology-and-the-next-assault-on-biodiversity-and-livelihoods



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GMO LABELING

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Center for Food Safety, March 28, 2014
-▶ VOLUNTARY vs MANDATORY GMO LABELING:  APPLES AND ORANGES http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/blog/3025/voluntary-vs-mandatory-gmo-labeling-apples-and-oranges

 

 Reuters, April 08, 2013
-▶ U.S. BILL SEEKS TO BLOCK MANDATORY GMO FOOD LABELING BY STATES http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/09/usa-gmo-lawmaking-idUSL2N0N115F20140409


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

 

The Hill, April 28, 2014

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

 

Alternet, May 21, 2014

TWO OREGON COUNTIES BAN GMO PLANTS AFTER HISTORIC GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN. Agribusiness giants spent $450,000 to try to defeat the measure http://www.alternet.org/environment/two-oregon-counties-ban-gmo-plants-after-historic-grassroots-campaign

 

                                 WHY THE "LABEL GMOs" UPRISING: 

Global Marches Challenge Monsanto and The Global Corporate Biotech Cartel's Dominance http://sco.lt/73oibx


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BIG FOOD: 

MICHAEL POLLAN THINKS WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH

INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT

http://www.vox.com/2014/4/23/5627992/big-food-michael-pollan-thinks-wall-street-has-way-too-much-influence

 

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

 

pdjmoo's insight:

                                                  THE GMO WARS -

            AN ALL OUT ASSAULT FROM THE BIOTECH GMO CARTELS

                    NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING

                                                July 21, 2014 @pdjmoo:

There is an extraordinary, well-funded, co-ordinated PR push by the powerful Biotech GMO industry, using Biotech "shills" to write articles in all top publications, on both sides of the Atlantic, right now, with the intent of bulldozing the less informed into global GMO acceptance, with little peer reviewed (vs self-interest industry studies) science references or acknowledgement of environmental and human health concerns. Expect an all out attack including character assassinations, USDA propaganda, heavy lobbying and funding of pro-biotech stances. Stay Alert. Do your homework on the sources allegiances and backgrounds


                                                 WARNING:

 TOXIC GMO GRASS AND THEIR PESTICIDE SEEDS SNEAKED INTO CONSUMER MARKET , UNLABELED, UNREGULATED

                            How did they circumvent the system?

                                         EcoWatch, May 22, 2014

.http://ecowatch.com/2014/05/22/gmo-grass-toxic-lawn-roundup/

 

                         GARDENERS BEWARE - DON'T BE MISLED

Deadly Pesticide 'Bee Friendly' Pretreated Plants/Seeds Sold to Consumers - Unlabeled, Unregulated http://sco.lt/6oDPd3

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Food, Slave Labor, Corporate Welfare and the Walmartization of America

Food, Slave Labor, Corporate Welfare and the Walmartization of America | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

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/


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


Business Insider, February 19, 2015
- ▶ THIS CHART SHOWS WHY WAL-MART HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO RAISE WAGES http://www.businessinsider.com/wal-mart-wage-chart-2015-2


July 21, 2013 Global Research

- ▶ THE WALMARTIZATION OF AGRICULTURE

Walmart has become an icon of the corporate rush to keep costs low and profits high, regardless of the effects on society. They sell cheaply made goods—often produced in deplorable conditions—for low prices and keep overhead costs low by refusing to pay their workers a livable wage. It is this business strategy that catapulted them to be among the largest corporate interests in the world and allowed them to spread into virtually every corner of the United States....

The massive demand for food by our planet’s population and the proliferation of processed foods in the Walmartization of agriculture, has led to an increase in industrial mono-crop farming, particularly in regard to corn. The industrial mono-crop farming of corn is a very important part of this situation, as much of the world sweet-corn farming is used in the creation of high fructose corn syrup for processed foods. Virtually every processed food contains some amount of high fructose corn syrup, thus huge amounts of corn need to be grown. To make matters worse, American corn that is intended for high fructose corn syrup is commonly made out of GMO corn—oftentimes Monsanto “Roundup Ready” corn...

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-walmartization-of-agriculture/5336449



Institute for Local Self-Reliance, November 20, 2014
▶  NEW REPORT:  WALMART'S DIRTY ENERGY SECRET http://ilsr.org/walmarts-dirty-energy-secret/


Salon, November 28, 2014
- ▶ HOW WAL-MART STOLE CHRISTMAS -- AND HIJACKED AMERICAN POLITICS  http://www.salon.com/2014/11/28/how_wal_mart_stole_christmas%C2%A0%E2%80%94_and_hijacked_american_politics/


Forbes, March 05, 2015
THE FED KNOWS WHY WALMART RAISED WAGES http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2015/03/05/the-fed-knows-why-walmart-raised-wages/


Bill Moyers, November 20, 2014
▶  TAX-DODGING WAL-MART HOLD ANOTHER FOOD DRIVE FOR ITS IMPOVERISHED WORKERS. Despite a massive backlash last year when news broke that Walmart was holding an in-store canned food drive asking workers to donate to one another to keep from going hungry, they're at it again. As Wal-Mart’s low-wage workers are helping each other out with food donations, the Waltons themselves, whose combined wealth is equal to that of the bottom 42 percent of American households, ”have contributed almost none of their personal fortune” to their family’s charitable foundation, according to an analysis of 23 years of tax returns conducted earlier this year by Making Change at Wal-Mart. http://billmoyers.com/2014/11/20/walmart/


AlterNet, November 18, 2013

- ▶ WAL-MART ASKS WORKERS TO DONATE FOOD TO ITS NEEDY EMPLOYEES http://www.alternet.org/wal-mart-holds-food-drive-employees-who-cant-afford-thanksgiving-dinner?akid=11155.237541.ZIXn6P&rd=1&src=newsletter925671&t=3


 August 11, 2013 Alternet

- ▶ IT'S TIME TO DO SOMETHING WHEN A CORPORATION LIKE WALMART WON'T PAY A LIVING WAGE http://www.alternet.org/corporate-accountability-and-workplace/its-time-do-something-when-corporation-walmart-wont-pay?paging=off


June 19, 2013 IPS

- ▶ USA: TENSION RISES AS WALMART REFUSE TO PAY "LIVING WAGE" http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/07/tensions-rise-as-walmart-refuses-to-pay-living-wage/


September 12, 2013 Common Dreams

- ▶ WALMART EXECS RUN LIVING WAGE BILL OUT OF D.C. TOWN http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/09/12-7


OpEdNews, December 3, 2013
- ▶ EVERYDAY LOW WAGES AT WALMART: BROUGHT TO YOU BY GOVERNMENT POLICY http://www.opednews.com/articles/Everyday-Low-Wages-at-Walm-by-Dean-Baker-Government-Crime_Jobs_Unemployed_Unemployment-131203-414.html


                    

                                                      VIDEO

                           "WALMARTING" THE FOOD CHAIN -

THE BATTLE OVER THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND FARMING IN AMERICA  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7ZYXN6XaXc



Jobs With Justice, June 25, 2014

 - ▶ WALMART'S FOOD STAMP SCAM EXPLAINED IN ONE EASY CHART http://www.jwj.org/walmarts-food-stamp-scam-explained-in-one-easy-chart

 

Truthout, June 07, 2014

 - ▶ WALMART'S TOP-TO-BOTTOM TAXPAYER SUBSIDIES http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/24203-walmarts-top-to-bottom-taxpayer-subsidies


- ▶ YO WALMART.   GO SUBSIDIZE YOURSELF  Walmart, America’s largest private employer, raked in $17 billion in profit last year 2; its owners, the Walton family, have more wealth than the bottom 42% of Americans combined 3. But every year, Walmart’s poverty wages and extensive tax dodging cost taxpayers $7.8 BILLION in subsidies. .. and every year Walmart regularly takes advantage of $1.4 billion worth of tax breaks, free land, infrastructure assistance, and even outright grants from state and local governments http://other98.com/walmart-go-subsidize-yourself/

 

 ▶  WAL-MART RELIES ON TAXPAYERS TO SUBSIDIZE LOW WAGES:         http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/31/walmart-taxpayers-house-report_n_3365814.html

 

Marketplace, April 1, 2014

- ▶  THE SECRET LIFE OF A FOOD STAMP:  BIG-BOX STORES MAKE BILLIONS OFF FOOD STAMPS . http://www.marketplace.org/topics/wealth-poverty/secret-life-food-stamp/secret-life-food-stamp


October 10, 2012 Daily Kos:
- ▶ WALMART: AMERICA'S REAL 'WELFARE QUEEN' http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/10/1141724/-Walmart-fuels-inequality-epidemic-taking-advantage-of-our-safety-net#

 

 Grist, March 11, 2014
- ▶  THIS DEPRESSING ANIMATED MAP HOW WALMART IS TAKING OVER AMERICA http://grist.org/food/map-walmart-stores-america/

 

 Mother Jones, November 18, 2013

- ▶ WALMART ADS TARGET "LOW INCOME" CONSUMERS WITH JUNK FOOD http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/11/walmart-targets-low-income-consumers-junk-food


 

                                                   -- WATCH --

            WALMART: THE HIGH COST OF LOW PRICES -  FULL MOVIE

                       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jazb24Q2s94


- ▶  GIANT FOOD CORPORATIONS ARE CONTROLLING OUR FOOD SUPPLY AND WALMART POLICIES TO CONTROL MONOPOLY http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/giant-food-corporations-Monsanto-DuPont-Wal-Mart-are-controlling-our-food-supply.php

 

26 March 2013 Alternet

▶  WALMART'S DEATH GRIP ON GROCERIES IS MAKING LIFE WORSE FOR MILLIONS OF PEOPLE  http://www.alternet.org/food/walmarts-death-grip-groceries-making-life-worse-millions-people-hard-times-usa

 

July 23, 2013

- ▶ WAL-MART'S 'INVISIBLE ARMY' OF LOBBYISTS http://www.popularresistance.org/wal-marts-invisible-army-of-lobbyists/

 

December 1, 2012 Grist

- ▶ HOW WALMART IS COLLUDING TO DEVOUR THE FOOD SYSTEM http://grist.org/food/how-walmart-is-devouring-the-food-system/

 

In These Time, June 23, 2014
HOW WALMART THREATENS ORGANIC FOOD http://inthesetimes.com/article/16785/how_walmart_threatens_organic_food

 

  AlertNet, November 29, 2013
- ▶ CORPORATE ELITES ARE WITNESSING A GROWING WAVE OF RESISTANCE TO THE 'WALMARTIZATION' OF OUR ECONOMY http://www.alternet.org/economy/corporate-elites-are-witnessing-growing-wave-resistance-walmartization-our-economy


Truthout, December 07, 2013

- ▶ WALMART IS NOT THE BARGAIN YOU MIGHT THINK http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/20440-walmart-is-not-the-bargain-you-might-think-it-is

                   

                                                      VIDEO

                           "WALMARTING" THE FOOD CHAIN -

THE BATTLE OVER THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND FARMING IN AMERICA  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7ZYXN6XaXc


February 2, 2012 Inter Press Service IPS –
- ▶ WALMART: ONCE A FOOD CHAIN, NOW A GIANT TRILLION DOLLAR CORPORATE SUPPLY CHAIN - Part 2

WASHINGTON, Feb 2 2012 (IPS) - While Indian retailers are losing sleep over the possible entrance of multinationals like Walmart into the dense South Asian consumer market, very little thought has been given to the Indian small farmer, who stands to lose even more at the hands of the world’s biggest commercial food retailer.... http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/02/once-a-food-chain-now-a-corporate-supply-chain-ndash-part-2/


Nation of Change, February 23, 2014
- ▶  DANGEROUS INGREDIENTS:  54% OF FOOD SOLD AT WALMART IS BANNED BY WHOLE FOODS MARKET. Putting aside GMOs for the moment, how many of the groceries sold at Walmart would never be stocked on Whole Foods shelves? The 78 ingredients on their blacklist end up comprising over 54% of all the foods sold in Walmart stores. What’s more, approximately 97% of the soft drinks/soda sold at Walmart contain ingredients that Whole Foods considers “unacceptable.” http://www.nationofchange.org/dangerous-ingredients-54-food-sold-walmart-banned-whole-foods-market-1393167532


May 28 ,2013 Environment News Service

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


Truthout, April 18, 2014
- ▶ PORTLAND IS FIRST U.S. CITY TO DIVEST FUNDS FROM WALMART: SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTING ON THE RISE http://truth-out.org/news/item/23771-portland-is-first-us-city-to-divest-funds-from-walmart


Guardian, June 10, 2014

 -▶ THE SUPERMARKET SLAVE TRAIL: ASIAN SLAVE LABOUR PRODUCING PRAWNS FOR SUPERMARKETS IN U.S. & U.K. Thai 'ghost ships' that enslave and even kill workers are linked to global shrimp supply chain, http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jun/10/supermarket-prawns-thailand-produced-slave-labour

 

 

                                                 ---- WATCH ---

                                  INCESTUOUS RELATIONSHIPS:

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

 

September 6, 2013

- ▶ MONSANTO AND WALMART INFLUENCE SECRET TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP TRADE AGREEMENT (TPP) http://thenewamerican.com/economy/item/16480-monsanto-and-walmart-influence-secret-tpp-negotiations

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT

                                  August 14, 2013 The Real News
- ▶ THE U.S. HAS LOWEST MINIMUM WAGE AND MOST YOUNG PEOPLE WITHOUT JOBS AMONG WEALTHIEST COUNTRIES http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10563


 EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

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


June 30, 2014 Global Possibilities

 ▶  AMERICA'S POOR ARE DEMONIZED TO JUSTIFY HUGE CUTS IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS WHILE FUNDING CORPORATE WELFARE http://www.globalpossibilities.org/greg-kaufman-americas-poor-are-demonized-to-justify-huge-cuts-in-govt-prgrams/

 

CSRWire, December 12, 2013
 ▶ AMID DEBATE OVER MINIMUM WAGE, NEW REPORT SHOWS TAXPAYERS SUBSIDIZE CORPORATE PAY http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1144-amid-debate-over-minimum-wage-new-report-shows-taxpayers-subsidize-corporate-pay

 

The Des Moines Register, July 11, 2014
 ▶ AG INTERESTS IN SOME STATES SEEK TO MAKING FARMING A RIGHT. Powerful big industrial corporate ag interests in some states want to declare farming a right to fight back against animal-welfare activists and opponents of genetically modified crops. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/2014/07/11/agriculture-interests-farming-right-amendment/12511223/

 

  Global Research

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

 

 Truthout, January 26, 2014
- ▶ "OUR FOOD IS DISHONESTLY PRICED" : MICHAEL POLLAN ON THE FOOD MOVEMENT'S NEXT GOAL OF JUSTICE FOR FOOD WORKERS http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/21403-our-food-is-dishonestly-priced-michael-pollan-on-the-food-movements-next-goal-of-justice-for-food-workers

 

                                             --- WATCH ---

                               Bill Moyers - Moyers & Company
                               FIGHTING FOR FARMWORKERS

http://billmoyers.com/segment/baldemar-velasquez-on-fighting-for-farmworkers/

 


 

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                                 LOW WAGES - MEGA PROFITS

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Vice News, May 15, 2014
- ▶ THE BIGGEST FAST FOOD STRIKE IN WORLD HISTORY HAS STARTED https://news.vice.com/article/its-on-the-biggest-fast-food-strike-in-world-history-has-started

 

Nation of Change, May 17, 2014
- ▶ IN DENMARK, I'M MAKING $21 AN HOUR AT McDONALD'S.  WHY AREN'T YOU http://www.nationofchange.org/i-m-making-21-hour-mcdonald-s-why-aren-t-you-1400336743

 

Eurasia Review, May 17, 2014
- ▶ SWITZERLAND VOTES TO SET MINIMUM WAGE AT $25/HR . Swiss workers could soon be making the highest minimum wage in the world. Among the developed countries, the USA is at the bottom with a minimum wage of $7.25/hr, Canada and England are at $7.90, France is at $10.60/hr whereas Germany’s minimum wage is at $15/hr.http://www.eurasiareview.com/17052014-switzerland-votes-set-minimum-wage-25hr/


August 10, 2013 Guardian

- ▶ U.S. FAST-FOOD WORKERS IN VANGUARD OF GROWING PROTESTS AT 'STARVATION' WAGES http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/10/us-fast-food-protests-wages?utm_content=buffer2f0ca&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer

 

 July 28, 2013 Alternet
- ▶ APPLE, WALMART, McDONALD'S: WHO'S THE BIGGEST WAGE STIFFER OF ALL? http://www.alternet.org/labor/apple-walmart-mcdonalds-whos-biggest-wage-stiffer

 

Common Dream, November 29, 2013

- ▶ BLACK FRIDAY ARRESTS AS PROTESTS TARGET WALMART POVERTY WAGES http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/29-7

 

Salon, November 29, 2013
- ▶ SENATORS BLAST WAL-MART "TRAMPLING" WORKERS' RIGHTS AS DOZENS OF ACTIVISTS ARE ARRESTED ON BLACK FRIDAY http://www.salon.com/2013/11/29/senators_blast_wal_mart_trampling_workers_rights_as_dozens_of_activists_are_arrested_on_black_friday/

 

                                                          VIDEO
              WHY WE, AS WALMART WORKERS, ARE STANDING UP
                   http://www.commondreams.org/video/2013/11/29

 

 Foreign Policy In Focus, December 13, 2013
 -▶  NAFTA AT 20:  NAFTA HAS DISPLACED WORKERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER, DEPRESSED WAGES, AND WEAKENED UNIONS http://fpif.org/nafta-20-state-north-american-worker/

 

                                           PASSING THE BUCK:

MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. FAST FOOD WORKERS ON PUBLIC AID, REPORT SAYS  http://sco.lt/6njYXJ

 

 

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THE COMMERCIAL PROCESSED FOOD MARKET TOPPED SEVEN TRILLION DOLLARS AT END OF 2009,  OVERTAKING EVEN THE MAMMOTH ENERGY SECTOR

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

 

                                                  WATCH

                     THE FUTURE OF FOOD - PART 2 Vandana Shiva

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

 

 

- ▶ FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD: CHALLENGING CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/5LyAe9

 

Human Rights Watch
- ▶ WITHOUT RULES: A FAILED APPROACH TO CORPORATE ACCOUNTABILITY http://www.hrw.org/world-report/2013/essays/112459

 

                                                  WATCH

                         Democracy Now, November 27, 2013
▶  BANGLADESHI LABOR ACTIVIST FIND BURNED CLOTHES WITH WAL-MART LABELS AT SITE OF DEADLY FACTORY FIRE http://www.democracynow.org/2012/11/27/bangladeshi_labor_activist_finds_burned_clothes

 

                                                    --  WATCH --

                                                 DOCUMENTARY:
    MADE IN BANGLADESH" - THE TRAGIC GARMENT FACTORY FIRE
For many western retailers, whose clothes are made in Bangladesh, it’s business as usual. Fault Lines travels there to investigate why... http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/made-bangladesh/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TopDocumentaryFilms+%28Top+Documentary+Films+-+Watch+Free+Documentaries+Online%29

 

                                                        VIDEO

                                            Moyers & Company
RICHARD WOLFF ON FIGHTING FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE AND FAIR WAGES http://billmoyers.com/segment/richard-wolff-on-fighting-for-economic-justice-and-fair-wages/

 

May 21, 2013 Jeffrey Hollender

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

 

                                                 --- WATCH ---

                                     Bill Moyers and Company
                              TAMING CAPITALISM RUN WILD

http://billmoyers.com/episode/encore-taming-capitalism-run-wild/

 

A VIP READ:

- ▶ THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/8q751t

 

Nation of Change, November 3, 2013

THE RETIREMENT DEFICIT http://www.nationofchange.org/retirement-deficit-1385823987

 

 September 12, 2013 Breast Cancer Fund
- ▶ WALMART WILL NO LONGER SELL COSMETICS, CLEANERS, MADE WITH TARGETED LIST OF TOXIC CHEMICALS http://www.breastcancerfund.org/media/press-releases/walmart-decision.html

 

Huffington Post Business, Stacy Malkan, September 219, 2013
- ▶ TOP 3 LESSONS FROM WALMART'S BOLD NEW CHEMICAL POLICY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stacy-malkan/top-3-lessons-from-walmar_b_3937863.html


 

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

 

 July 19, 2013 Global Possibilities

- ▶ SHOULD YOU BE ABLE TO BUY FOOD DIRECTLY FROM FARMERS? U.S. REGULATORS DON'T THINK SO http://www.globalpossibilities.org/should-you-be-able-to-buy-food-directly-from-farmers-regulators-dont-think-so/

 

 

 

 -▶ HEY, ADVERTISERS, LEAVE OUR DEFENSELESS KIDS ALONE.  THE GLOBAL CORPORATE CAPTURE OF YOUNG MINDS http://sco.lt/6fhlU9

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

- ▶ WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OBAMA'S SECRETIVE CORPORATE "TRADE" PACTS WIPING AWAY OUR SOVEREIGNTY RIGHTS #TPP http://sco.lt/74uPth

 

 

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                                     FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATH

             THE $500 BILLION GLOBAL CORPORATE FOOD MONOPOLY

                                          http://sco.lt/6D31xx

 

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                                          VIDEO REPORT

                                          NewsHour PBS

AMERICAN JUNK FOOD CREATING CHAOS WITH HISPANIC HEALTH, CHILDREN AND CULTURAL NORMS http://sco.lt/79H7HV

 

 

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

 

- ▶ SALT, SUGAR, FAT : HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED US http://sco.lt/5edsnZ

 

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

 

- ▶ THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT  http://sco.lt/6nyxoP

 

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

 

- ▶ GENE GIANTS SEEK "PHILANTHROGOPOLY" - SIX MULTINATIONAL GENE GIANTS CONTROL THE DIRECTION OF WORLD AGRICULTURE WITH SEED PATENT MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/6h3lzt

 

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

 

                                       

                                                 VIDEO

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

 

                                THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

           NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S PESTICIDE "ROUNDUP

                                    (NEEDED FOR GMO CROPS)

                                              http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

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

 

more...
The Rambling Epicure's curator insight, July 22, 2013 6:03 AM

A great guide to important articles about the GMO debate.

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

Do We Need A Genetic Bill of Rights? Beyond GMOs. The Rise of Synthetic Biology. Patenting Life | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it



                             THIS IS VERY SERIOUS STUFF

                  WORTHY OF YOUR DEEP CONSIDERATION


TINKERING WITH THE BIOLOGICAL MAKEUP OF HUMANS AND THE NATURAL WORLD IS NOT A "SPORT".  THERE IS NO BASELINE FOR POTENTIAL IMPACTS ON OUR WILDLIFE, ENVIRONMENT AND OUR HEALTH. NO REGULATION, NO LABELING, LITTLE OVERSIGHT AND ONCE RELEASED INTO OUR ENVIRONMENT IT MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE TO RECALL. JUST BECAUSE WE CAN DOES NOT MEAN WE SHOULD.  FREE LICENSE WITHOUT RESPONSIBILITY COULD CREATE YET IRREVERSIBLE AND UNKNOWN CONSEQUENCES.


Guardian Sustainable Business, December 17, 2014
▶  TECHNOLOGY IS READY FOR SYNTHETIC FOODS.  ARE YOU?  UNLABELED, UNREGULATED. A new era of so-called “extreme” genetic engineering is already dawning in grocery aisles

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/dec/17/synthetic-foods-technology-labeling-gmo


Ensia, September 18, 2014
▶  A NEW GENERATION OF GMOs: IS SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY ON ITS WAY TO OUR FARMS, MARKETS AND TABLES?  UNREGULATED, UNLABELED !! http://ensia.com/features/a-new-generation-of-gmos/


Farm Futures, February 18, 2015
 -▶ U.S. AG GROUPS PRESS EU ON 13 PENDING APPROVALS  http://farmfutures.com/story-ag-groups-press-eu-13-pending-biotech-approvals-17-124146

 

The Atlantic, September 25, 2014
 -▶ BEYOND GMOs:  THE RISE OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY. Experts consulted for a recent report from the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Synthetic Biology Project say potential risks demanding more research range from the creation of “new or more vigorous pests and pathogens” to “causing irreparable loss or changes in species diversity or genetic diversity within species.” http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/09/beyond-gmos-the-rise-of-synthetic-biology/380770/?single_page=true


Center for Food Safety, January 26, 2015
PATENTING TREES: NEW GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREE TO AVOID FEDERAL OVERSIGHT COMPLETELY http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/3713/new-genetically-engineered-tree-to-avoid-federal-oversight-completely#

        

                                  New York Times, January 01, 2015
 -▶ BY 'EDITING' PLANT GENES, COMPANIES AVOID REGULATION... They are using a technical loophole so that what are clearly genetically engineered crops and organisms are escaping regulation,” said Michael Hansen, a senior scientist at Consumers Union ... “can have all sorts of ecological impact and no one is required to look at it.”  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/02/business/energy-environment/a-gray-area-in-regulation-of-genetically-modified-crops.html


SYNTHETIC GROCERIES:  EXTREME GMOs ARE COMING TO FOOD AND COSMETICS:  UNTESTED, UNREGULATED, UNLABELED. Your skin will absorb these SROs into your body.  There has been no peer review research conducted and no-one knows what impact they will have on both human and environmental health. http://www.syntheticisnotnatural.com/ecover-petition/ecover-synthetic-biology-natural-food/


New York Times, May 30, 2014

▶ CORPORATIONS QUIETLY INSERTING UNTESTED SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY INTO HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/31/business/biofuel-tools-applied-to-household-soaps.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


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



Center for Food Safety, November 07, 2014
 -▶ POORLY TESTED GENE SILENCING TECHNOLOGY TO QUIETLY ENTER FOOD SUPPLY WITH SIMPLOT POTATO -- UNLABELED

 http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/3594/poorly-tested-gene-silencing-technology-to-enter-food-supply-with-simplot-potato#



▶ TRANSGENES -- MOVING WITHOUT CONTROL

To the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety: Urgent request to address and halt the spread of genetically organisms into the environment! http://www.stop-the-spread-of-transgenes.org/


Responsible Innovation June 12, 2014
 -▶ SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY: MISSING THE POINT http://jackstilgoe.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/letter-to-nature/


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

 

Council for Responsible Genetics

▶  UNDERSTANDING THE ETHICAL, LEGAL, SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

 The purpose of the Genetic Bill of Rights is to introduce a global dialogue on the fundamental values that have been put at risk by new applications of genetics. A basic set of common principles is essential for creating a framework for understanding the ethical, legal, social and environmental implications of biotechnology.

New genetic technologies pose unprecedented challenges to human integrity, individual liberty and the health of the biosphere. Since the questions that these technologies raise affect all of us, there is a pressing need to ensure the public is brought into the process of regulation and governance.... http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/Projects/CurrentProject.aspx?projectId=5


Biosafety Information Centre, October 28, 2014
▶ CBD PARTIES URGED TO REGULATE SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY
The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) held its 12th Conference of the Parties (COP 12) from 6-17 October 2014, in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea.  In a significant decision on synthetic biology, COP 12 urged Parties to take a precautionary approach, and to establish effective measures to regulate the environmental release of any organisms, components or products resulting from synthetic biology techniques... http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1106


SynBioWatch, October 20, 2014
-▶ 194 COUNTRIES URGE REGULATION OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY NOW  In a unanimous decision of 194 countries, the United Nation’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) today formally urged nation states to regulate synthetic biology (SynBio), a new extreme form of genetic engineering... http://www.synbiowatch.org/2014/10/regulate-synthetic-biology-now-194-countries/


Friends of the Earth, March 13, 2012
 -▶ GLOBAL COALITION CALLS FOR OVERSIGHT OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY http://www.foe.org/news/archives/2012-03-global-coalition-calls-oversight-synthetic-biology



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                                                  GENE DRIVES

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The Boston Globe, July 17, 2014
 -▶ HARVARD SCIENTISTS WANT GENE-MANIPULATION DEBATE   http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/science/2014/07/17/harvard-scientists-propose-gene-technology-that-could-alter-organisms-wild/Ae4XBtXhwOLOeKPQlabbcP/story.html The Harvard group, in a paper published in the journal eLife, described a technology called a “gene drive.” It would allow scientists to make changes to the DNA of organisms that would spread rapidly in the wild.

                                        ORIGINAL REPORT

                                          eLife, July 17, 2014
CONCERNING RNA-GUIDED GENE DRIVES FOR THE ALTERATION OF WILD POPULATIONS.
RNA-guided gene drives could potentially prevent the spread of disease, support agriculture by reversing pesticide and herbicide resistance in insects and weeds, and control damaging invasive species. However, the possibility of unwanted ecological effects and near-certainty of spread across political borders demand careful assessment of each potential application. We call for thoughtful, inclusive, and well-informed public discussions to explore the responsible use of this currently theoretical technology. http://elifesciences.org/content/3/e03401


Biosafety Information Centre, November 24, 2014
 -▶ ALTERING WILD POPULATIONS THROUGH "GENE DRIVES" - WEIGHING THE RISKS. Because gene drives offer the prospect of manipulating many generations of a wild species, the risks have to be very carefully weighed against the potential benefits. In a paper published in the journal eLife, scientists from Havard call for public debate on gene drives. Given the potential for gene drives to alter entire wild populations and therefore ecosystems, they affirm that the development of this technology must include robust safeguards and methods of control.   http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1117


Science, July 17, 2014
 -▶ REGULATING GENE DRIVES. Genes in sexually reproducing organisms normally have, on average, a 50% chance of being inherited, but some genes have a higher chance of being inherited. These genes can increase in relative frequency in a population even if they reduce the odds that each organism will reproduce. Aided by technological advances, scientists are investigating how populations might be altered by adding, disrupting, or editing genes or suppressed by propagating traits that reduce reproductive capacity (1, 2). Potential beneficial uses of such “gene drives” include reprogramming mosquito genomes to eliminate malaria, reversing the development of pesticide and herbicide resistance, and locally eradicating invasive species. However, drives may present environmental and security challenges as well as benefits.   http://www.sciencemag.org/content/345/6197/626


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Wired, December 21, 2014
-▶ BIOCHEMISTS ARE TURNING GENETICALLY MODIFIED YEAST INTO PERFUME AND OPOIDS  http://www.wired.com/2014/12/genetically-modified-yeast/


SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY ON OUR SHELVES

Alien E. coli, smart probiotics and a busy year for yeast – 2015 will see synthetic biology really hit the market. Designed on computer and put to work in vats, engineered yeasts will be churning out food flavourings, health supplements and life-saving drugs currently obtainable only from rare plants. Several of these projects are now making the jump from pilot studies to industrial production.

Swiss biotech firm Evolva, for example, is teaming up with Canadian food company Cargill to market steviol glycosides that were produced in yeast. The increasingly popular zero-calorie natural sweetener is usually extracted from the plant Stevia rebaudiana.

US firm Synlogic is going one step further. Rather than swallowing the products of synthetic organisms they want us to ingest the smart bugs themselves. Next year, Synlogic will begin testing its engineered probiotic bacteria, designed to move through the gut on search-and-destroy missions, policing the gut microbiome by activating certain genes in the presence of less-welcome bacteria.

As these synthetic organisms start to proliferate, we need to make sure they are kept under control. That means continuing to work on creating bacteria that can only grow in specific environments. One team, for example, is expected to announce a synthetic version of Escherichia coli that can only grow when surrounded by artificial amino acids. Douglas Heaven


New York Times, October 20, 2013

-▶  SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY:  EXOTIC SPICES MADE FROM RE-ENGINEERED YEAST THREATENING NATURAL SMALL WORLD FARMERS http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/21/business/whats-that-smell-exotic-scents-made-from-re-engineered-yeast.html?emc=edit_tnt_20131020&tntemail0=y&_r=0


                                                       VIDEO

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


                                        LIFE IS NOT A COMPUTER

                                   Seattle Times, November 27, 2013 -

-▶  REMOVING THE SOUL FROM HUMAN LIFE: -- BIOTECH  BUILDS CELLS LIKE YOU BUILD AN APP

http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2022349958_biofactoriesappsxml.html?syndication=rss


                                                   VIDEO REPORT
                                              France24, May 19, 2014
                            PATENTING LIFE:  WHERE DO THE LIMITS LIE?

http://www.france24.com/en/20140517-beyond-business-patenting-life-biotechnology-intellectual-property-science-species-human-dna-gmo-gene-breast-cancer/


                                                   WATCH
                           France24 TV, October 02, 2013
               SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY:  CREATING LIFE FROM SCRATCH
A pioneering science is offering researchers the possibility to design and engineer new forms of life on a made-to-order basis.But critics are questioning whether mankind is prepared for the consequences of this unparalleled control over nature. http://www.france24.com/en/20130718-down-to-earth-dna-synthetic-biology-united-kingdom-science-biohackers-design-engineer-life/


SciDev.Net, October 10, 2012

▶  THE CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY URGES PRECAUTION IN EMERGING FIELD OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY, CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING http://www.scidev.net/global/fisheries/news/biodiversity-meeting-calls-for-more-science-based-information-.html


Inter Press Service, October 09, 2014
-▶ SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY COULD OPEN A WHOLE NEW CAN OF WORMS. While biotechnology has been portrayed as a panacea for climate change and other societal ills, critics say these claims are largely unproven. “We are recommending a moratorium on the environmental release and the commercial use of synthetic biology, specifically because of the lack of international regulations and virtual lack of environmental and safety assessments anywhere in the world..." http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/synthetic-biology-could-open-a-whole-new-can-of-worms/

Biosafety Information Centre, October 09, 2014
http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1100


▶ STOP THE SPREAD OF TRANSGENES: Start of an international call to stop uncontrolled genetically engineered organisms spreading  into the environment!  http://www.stop-the-spread-of-transgenes.org/?q=node/21


                                               VIDEO REPORT
                             PBS Newshour, September 23, 2014
HACKERS BREACH BIOLOGY THRESHOLD TO TRANSFORM AND CREATE NEW LIFE -- ALTERING LIFE WITH NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT. What Impact Will they Have When Released Into Natural Environment? Can They Be Recalled If Cross-Contamination results?  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/hackers-breach-biology-transform-life-building-material/


 ▶ 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


                                            BAN GMOs NOW

                  A Special Report: Institute of Science in Society

                                        http://sco.lt/510SOX



 -▶ OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ISSUES "BIOECONOMY BLUEPRINT:  Climate Connections http://climate-connections.org/2012/04/30/obama-administration-issues-bioeconomy-blueprint/


May 5, 2012

-▶ OBAMA'S BIOECONOMY BLUEPRINT PROMOTES A GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED, SYNTHETIC BIOTECH FUTURE - Through THE NATIONAL BIOECONOMY BLUEPRINT the Obama administration is seeking to support genetic engineering as a main component of “American innovation and economic growth”... .... http://occupycorporatism.com/obamas-bioeconomy-promotes-a-genetically-engineered-future/


-▶  OBAMA'S BIOECONOMY PROMOTES A GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FUTURE - FAST TRACKING APPROVALS, WAIVING REGULATIONS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3834276755/obama-s-bioeconomy-promotes-a-genetically-engineered-future-fast-tracking-approvals-waiving-regulations


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


June 13, 2013 Reuters
-▶ USA SUPREME COURT SAYS SYNTHETIC  BUT NOT HUMAN EXTRACTED DNA CAN BE PATENTED - URGED BY OBAMA ADMINISTRATION http://preview.reuters.com/2013/6/13/us-top-court-says-extracted-human-dna-cannot-be


Mail OnLine, February 06, 2014
 -▶  WORLD'S FIRST GENETICALLY MODIFIED BABIES BORN IN U.S. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-43767/Worlds-GM-babies-born.html#ixzz2Y86dcHec

 

New York Times, February 23, 2014
GENETICALLY MODIFIED BABIES:  FDA CONSIDERING APPROVAL OF RADICAL BIOLOGICAL PROCEDURES-- THIS WEEK  The F.D.A. calls them mitochondrial manipulation technologies. This is a dangerous step. These techniques would change every cell in the bodies of children born as a result of their use, and these alterations would be passed down to future generations. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/24/opinion/genetically-modified-babies.html


Science Insider, October 3, 2013
▶  COMPANY'S 'DESIGNER BABY' PATENT DIVIDE BIO-ETHICISTS http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2013/10/companys-designer-baby-patent-divides-bioethicists

 

                                   WATCH MOVIE TRAILER
                       "SPLICING" - COULD IT BE OUR FUTURE
           Splicing Human DNA Leads to Terrible, Terrible Things
http://video.wired.com/watch/splicing-human-dna-leads-to-terrible-terrible?mbid=marketing_paid_tp_cne_oo_outbrain



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                                     BIOENGINEERING OUR FOOD

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


September 2, 2013 Institute of Science in Society

-▶  BEWARE, THE CHANGING FACE OF GENETIC MODIFICATION: MISLEADING CONSUMERS AND GOVERNMENTS TO AVOID REGULATION http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Beware_the_Changing_Face_of_Genetic_Modification.php


-▶ UNLEASHING GENETICALLY SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE = NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT  - "FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT http://sco.lt/8ZDraz


▶ UNPROVEN, UNREGULATED, UNLABELED GMO BANANAS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN IN INDIA: THE DANGERS OF VITAMIN A FORTIFICATION AND OVERDOSE http://sco.lt/9KuWav


▶  PATENT FOR A PIG:  BIOTECH SCIENTISTS PUSH TO PATENT, "IMPROVE" TRANSGENIC GMO 'ENVIROPIGS' FOR YOU TO EAT http://sco.lt/6nOLuz


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


KQED Quest Sciece, October 02, 2014
 -▶ GLOWING PLANTS?  CITY STREETS LIT BY TREES??! UNREGULATED, NO OVERSIGHT.  CROSS CONTAMINATION DANGERS Scientists are worried that the plants will spread with unknown effects on soil, pollinators, native plants, birds, insects and other wildlife http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/10/02/glowing-plants-city-streets-lit-by-trees/


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


▶  MONSANTO ENTERS PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS, ACQUIRES KEY 'GENE SILENCING' TECHNOLOGY FOR USE IN HUMANS http://sco.lt/8Rrt6v


Friends of The Earth
 -▶ SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY  http://www.foe.org/search-results?x=0&y=0&q=synthetic+biology


 -▶ EXTREME SYNTHETIC GENETICS.  A GRAND EXPERIMENT ON HUMANITY - THE IMPLICATIONS, THE ETHICS. NO TESTING, NO REGULATION, NO LABELING http://sco.lt/6fApV3



                                 THE NEXT GMO BIOTECH WAVE

EXTREME SYNTHETIC GENETICS.  THE IMPLICATIONS, THE ETHICS

                                          http://sco.lt/6TyUmv


 

▶  UNDER SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY LIFE AND FOOD WILL NOT BE A PRODUCT OF NATURE BUT OF A LAB AND IT WILL BE PATENTED  http://sco.lt/7pchOL


-▶ WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS? http://sco.lt/6fkVAv


February 25, 2013 Intern Daily

-▶  GROWING MEDICINES IN GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PLANT REQUIRES STRICT NEW REGULATIONS AND OVERSIGHT http://www.interndaily.com/reports/Growing_medicines_in_plants_requires_new_regulations_999.html


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

 

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


                                             --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki 

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

                   ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS

                                              http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

 - ▶ GENE GIANTS SEEK 'PHILANTHROGOPOLY' - 6 MULTINATIONAL GENE GIANTS CONTROL THE DIRECTION OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD WORLDWIDE http://sco.lt/6h3lzt

 


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



Truthout, January 08, 2014

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

 

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



                 KNOWN BIOTECH GENE ALTERING IN THE PIPELINE
http://www.genet-info.org/information-services/genetically-engineered-animals/ge-salmon.html

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

 

▶   -----SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE RISE OF THE 'SPIDER-GOATS' http://www.theguardian.com/science/2012/jan/14/synthetic-biology-spider-goat-genetics?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2

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

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

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

April 28, 2013 The Hindu
▶   SCIENTISTS TO GENETICALLY MODIFY COWS TO REMOVE THEIR HORNS http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/science/scientists-to-genetically-modify-cows-to-remove-their-horns/article4663180.ece

-▶  SCIENCE GONE MAD: CHINA DEVELOPS 300 GENETICALLY MODIFIED DAIRY COWS FOR HUMAN BREAST MILK PRODUCTION  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3601115491/science-gone-mad-china-develops-300-genetically-modified-dairy-cows-for-human-breast-milk-production

 

 

 

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BIOTECHNOLOGY IS STREAKING AHEAD WITH NO REGULATION, LITTLE OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING - WHAT WILL BE THE IMPACT ON THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH?  CAN IT BE RECALLED IF MAYHEM BREAKS OUT  OR THROUGH CROSS-CONTAMINATON?  WHAT ARE THE BASE-LINES FOR ETHICAL AND MORAL RESPONSIBILITY?

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Fran Exposito's curator insight, November 27, 2014 3:27 AM

The Council for Responsible Genetics represents the public interest and fosters public debate about the social, ethical and environmental implications of genetic technologies.

Founded in 1983, CRG is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

The objective of CRG is to protect public access to biotechnology and  patents. These are topics we have studied and as we can see in spite of being regulated by laws there are some organizations who are focused on ethics related to biotechnology access, patient data protection...

Newcastle Web Consulting's curator insight, November 27, 2014 7:21 AM

Manipulation of human genes creates new threats to the health of individuals and their offspring, and endangers human rights, privacy and dignity.

Genes, other constituents of life, and genetically modified organisms themselves are rapidly being patented and turned into objects of commerce. This commercialization of life is veiled behind promises to cure disease and feed the hungry.

People everywhere have the right to participate in evaluating the social and biological implications of the genetic revolution and in democratically guiding its applications.

To protect our human rights and integrity and the biological integrity of the earth, we, therefore, propose this Genetic Bill of Rights.

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Apocalypse of the "Happy Meal": Worshiping the Golden Calf

Apocalypse of the "Happy Meal": Worshiping the Golden Calf | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Truthout, August 20, 2014

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


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 24, 2015
 ▶  ADVISORY PANEL EYES SHIFT TO MORE SUSTAINABLE DIET IN THE U.S. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/24/advisory-panel-eyes-shift-to-more-sustainable-diet-in-u-s/


TriplePundit, January 09, 2015
  -▶ BEEF INDUSTRY HAVING A COW OVER POTENTIAL USDA RECOMMENDATIONS. the U.S. beef industry has long been a beneficiary of government largess with its long history of receiving federal subsidies. Most of that largess is going to four large conglomerates while smaller independent ranchers are going bankrupt.  http://www.triplepundit.com/2015/01/beef-industry-cow-potential-usda-recommendations/


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


In These Times, December 01, 2014
 - ▶ THE ONE THING WORSE THAN BIG DAIRY'S ABUSE OF COWS THE ABUSE OF WORKERS  http://inthesetimes.com/article/17348/big_dairy_work_an_udderly_bad_job


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


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


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


- ▶  EXCLUSIVE: UNDERCOVER INSIDE THE U.S. DAIRY INDUSTRY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1918256069/exclusive-undercover-inside-the-us-dairy-industry


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


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

 

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


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                                              MEATONOMICS:

                       THE DIRTY TRUTH ABOUT CHEAP MEAT

                                            http://sco.lt/5MiErp



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


Guardian Sustainable Living, March 14, 2014
▶  THE ANIMAL WELFARE AND ANTITRUST ISSUES BEHIND AMERICA'S CHEAP MEAT http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/animal-welfare-america-cheap-meat-industry


Deutche Welles, October 16, 2014
▶ SUFFERING FOR MOZZARELLA:  ABUSED BUFFALOES IN ITALY  http://www.dw.de/suffering-for-mozzarella-abused-buffaloes-in-italy/a-17997805


                                                       VIDEO
PREMIUM ANIMAL CRUELTY HIDDEN IN BUFFALO MOZZARELLA
http://www.vier-pfoten.org/en/campaigns/farm-animals/buffalo/


One Green Planet, September 18, 2014
▶ HOW THE FOOD WE FEED FARM ANIMALS IS DESTROYING THE ENVIRONMENT http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/livestock-feed-is-destroying-the-environment/


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"DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM"  [HBO Special]

When Animals Become Inanimate Objects On A Corporate Balance Sheet http://sco.lt/5uDfyj


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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/


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

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


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

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

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

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


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



Seattle Organic Restaurants
  -▶ THE SECRET TAKEOVER OF OUR FOOD SUPPLY BY A FEW GIANT AMERICAN CORPORATIONS AND CORPORATIONS LIKE TYSON ARE PIONEERS OF MEAT RACKET http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/takeover-of-our-food-by-giant-agribusinesses-Tyson-foods-meat-racket.php


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


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



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


Alternet, August 22, 2014
-▶ THE CHEMICAL GIVEN TO COMMERCIALLY RAISED LIVESTOCK, AND ADDED TO THEIR MEAT ARE A TOXIC STEW http://www.alternet.org/food/how-americans-are-duped-shoveling-huge-amounts-unhealthy-food-their-bodies


                                        VIDEO INVESTIGATION

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

 


             WHAT NEXT? OUR ANIMALS ARE NOT INANIMATE OBJECTS

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

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

  -▶  IT'S RIDICULOUS TO SAY COWS PRODUCE MORE METHANE THAN NATURAL GAS FRACKING http://sco.lt/8TIRX7

 


                                            ANIMATED VIDEO

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


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                                         MORE, BIGGER, FASTER

                                   WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

                         ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR FOOD

                                             http://sco.lt/8usxzV


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

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                                                VIDEO REPORT

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


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


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


                                                       WATCH

"ALMA" - A journey into the soul of humanity

A powerful statement about Brazil's Amazon deforestation and the global industrial agricultural economy

                                                http://sco.lt/7RqffF


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


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


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



                                   INVITRO BURGERS ANYONE?

      INSIDE THE COMING MEAT LAB:  THE FUTURE OF FOOD

                                         http://sco.lt/6EY7hR


CNN, August 08, 2009
▶  IN VITRO MEAT:  WOULD LAB-BURGERS BE BETTER FOR US AND THE PLANET?  http://edition.cnn.com/2009/TECH/science/08/07/eco.invitro.meat/

 

                  BEEF'S RAW EDGES - A YEAR LONG INVESTIGATION

                                          Kansas City Star

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


                                                   WATCH

                                       LIVE ANIMAL EXPORTS

                   ABC AUSTRALIA AWARD-WINNING INVESTIGATION

                                    "A BLOODY BUSINESS"

                                          http://sco.lt/7cFyuf


                                                     WATCH

                                                  FOLLOW UP
                               "ANOTHER BLOODY BUSINESS:
                      Investigation from ABC Australian TV
http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2012/11/02/3623727.htm


April 10, 2013 - Global Possibilities - Dot Earth

▶  HUMAN SPECIES NO LONGER CAN IGNORE THE RIGHTS OF NON-HUMAN PERSONS TO HUMANE TREATMENT AND SLAUGHTER http://www.globalpossibilities.org/when-is-a-person-not-a-human-when-its-a-dolphin-or-chimp-or/


Bikyamasr, September 28, 2012

-▶  PAKISTAN BURIES 21,000 EXPORTED AUSTRALIAN SHEEP ALIVE IN LATEST AUSTRALIA LIVE EXPORT CRUELTY NEW DELHI and CAIRO: A damning report published by Animals Australia revealed that the Pakistan government has clubbed, stabbed and buried alive tens of thousands of Australian sheep (and cattle) in the latest cruelty to arise from the live export trade. http://www.bikyamasr.com/78582/pakistan-clubs-to-death-sheep-buries-others-alive-in-latest-australia-live-export-cruelty/


                                    MORE, BIGGER, FASTER

         What You Need To Know About Factory Farming Your Food 

                                           http://sco.lt/8usxzV

                                                     

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

 

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


Guardian Sustainable Business, May 01, 2014

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


 Ecologist, November 28, 2013

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


Alternet, August 22, 2014

-▶ HOW AMERICANS ARE DUPED INTO SHOVELING HUGE AMOUNTS OF UNHEALTHY FOOD INTO THEIR BODIES. The chemical given to commercially raised livestock and added to their meat are a toxic stew http://www.alternet.org/food/how-americans-are-duped-shoveling-huge-amounts-unhealthy-food-their-bodies



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

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


                                         FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATH

             THE $500 BILLION GLOBAL CORPORATE FOOD MONOPOLY

http://sco.lt/6D31xx


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


GreenBiz, January 07, 2014
- ▶  EXCLUSIVE:  INSIDE McDONALD'S QUEST FOR SUSTAINABLE BEEF, OTHER FOODS http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/01/07/inside-mcdonalds-quest-sustainable-beef


 Grist, December 27, 2013
▶  McDONALD'S WARNS ITS OWN EMPLOYEES NOT TO EAT 'UNHEALTHY' FAST FOOD http://grist.org/list/mcdonalds-mcresource-line-employee-site-advice/



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


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



 WATCH 

"LAND RUSH - WHY POVERTY?: 

THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD

                                                    http://sco.lt/5z3gzB



                                   FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:

       MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                                http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ



                                                  -- WATCH --

                                                 Documentary:

                                     May 3, 2011 FarmlandGrab
      "PLANET FOR SALE" BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

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



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


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


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


                                           BAN GMOs NOW -
                   A Special Institute of Science in Society Report
                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/food-speculator/


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

http://sco.lt/63qRl3



                                                     WATCH

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

 

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

 

                                                   A VIP READ

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

 

                                               

            ALL ABOUT MEGA-PROFITS, NOTHING MORE OR LESS

                                                      WATCH
             "THE FOODS THAT MAKE BILLIONS" (177 min Entire Series)
The Foods that Make Billions is a 3-part series looking at how big business feeds us. By employing clever tactics and smart marketing, big business seduces the appetite of the consumer and entices people to spend and spend and spend. This is how global food and beverage empires are built.

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/foods-make-billions/



UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS

http://sco.lt/8PcKsD

                                                      VIDEO

                                             ENOUGHNESS: 

              WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


                             WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE 

                                         http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

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


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Under synthetic biology life will not be a product of nature but of a lab and it will be patented and privatized.

Under synthetic biology life will not be a product of nature but of a lab and it will be patented and privatized. | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

La Via Campesina, October 11, 2012

PEASANT INTERVENTION ON SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY: CONVENTION ON BIOLOGY. Under synthetic biology life will not be a product of nature but of a lab and it will be patented and privatized. The new life forms that synthetic biologists are developing are defined by the market and the profits that big corporations that finance this new technology expect to have. These organisms will lead to unpredictable interactions with nature, genetic contamination of our crops and threaten the health of our ecosystems.... http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/main-issues-mainmenu-27/biodiversity-and-genetic-resources-mainmenu-37/1311-convention-on-biodiversity-la-via-campesina-intervention-on-synthetic-biology


SynBioWatch, October 20, 2014
-▶ REGULATE SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY NOW In a unanimous decision of 194 countries, the United Nation’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) today formally urged nation states to regulate synthetic biology (SynBio), a new extreme form of genetic engineering... http://www.synbiowatch.org/2014/10/regulate-synthetic-biology-now-194-countries/




Guardian Sustainable Business, December 17, 2014
▶  TECHNOLOGY IS READY FOR SYNTHETIC FOODS.  ARE YOU?  UNLABELED, UNREGULATED. A new era of so-called “extreme” genetic engineering is already dawning in grocery aisles

  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/dec/17/synthetic-foods-technology-labeling-gmo


Guardian Sustainable Business, December 17, 2014
TECHNOLOGY IS READY FOR SYNTHETIC FOODS.  ARE YOU?  UNLABELED, UNREGULATED. A new era of so-called “extreme” genetic engineering is already dawning in grocery aisle

  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/dec/17/synthetic-foods-technology-labeling-gmo


Ensia, September 18, 2014
▶  A NEW GENERATION OF GMOs: IS SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY ON ITS WAY TO OUR FARMS, MARKETS AND TABLES?  UNREGULATED, UNLABELED !! http://ensia.com/features/a-new-generation-of-gmos/


SYNTHETIC GROCERIES: EXTREME GMOs ARE COMING TO FOOD AND COSMETICS http://www.syntheticisnotnatural.com/ecover-petition/ecover-synthetic-biology-natural-food/


Climate Confidential, September 19, 2014

BEYOND GMOs: WHAT HAPPEN WHEN SYNTHETIC DNA COMES TO THE FARM AND TABLE? http://climateconfidential.com/2014/09/19/beyond-gmos-what-happens-when-synthetic-dna-comes-to-the-farm-and-table/#more-749



                                                   WATCH
                           France24 TV, October 02, 2013
               SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY:  CREATING LIFE FROM SCRATCH
A pioneering science is offering researchers the possibility to design and engineer new forms of life on a made-to-order basis.But critics are questioning whether mankind is prepared for the consequences of this unparalleled control over nature. http://www.france24.com/en/20130718-down-to-earth-dna-synthetic-biology-united-kingdom-science-biohackers-design-engineer-life/



SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY LEAPS AHEAD OF GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS


                                             VIDEO REPORT
                             PBS Newshour, September 23, 2014
HACKERS BREACH BIOLOGY THRESHOLD TO TRANSFORM AND CREATE NEW LIFE -- ALTERING DNA WITH NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT. WHAT IMPACT WILL THEY HAVE WHEN RELEASED INTO NATURAL ENVIRONMENT? CAN THEY BE RECALLED IF MAYHEM RESULTS?  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/hackers-breach-biology-transform-life-building-material/


                            DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS?

                                                http://sco.lt/6jmb1l

 

                                                       VIDEO

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



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

 

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



    WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS

                                            http://sco.lt/66LUbR


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

 

                                  WATCH MOVIE TRAILER
                       "SPLICING" - COULD IT BE OUR FUTURE
           Splicing Human DNA Leads to Terrible, Terrible Things
http://video.wired.com/watch/splicing-human-dna-leads-to-terrible-terrible?mbid=marketing_paid_tp_cne_oo_outbrain

 

                                                   VIDEO REPORT
                                              France24, May 19, 2014
                            PATENTING LIFE:  WHERE DO THE LIMITS LIE?

http://www.france24.com/en/20140517-beyond-business-patenting-life-biotechnology-intellectual-property-science-species-human-dna-gmo-gene-breast-cancer/

 

Responsible Innovation June 12, 2014
 -▶ SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY: MISSING THE POINT http://jackstilgoe.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/letter-to-nature/

 

 June 13, 2013 Reuters
-▶ USA SUPREME COURT SAYS SYNTHETIC  BUT NOT HUMAN EXTRACTED DNA CAN BE PATENTED - URGED BY OBAMA ADMINISTRATION http://preview.reuters.com/2013/6/13/us-top-court-says-extracted-human-dna-cannot-be

 

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

 

 Mail OnLine, February 06, 2014
 -▶  WORLD'S FIRST GENETICALLY MODIFIED BABIES BORN IN U.S. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-43767/Worlds-GM-babies-born.html#ixzz2Y86dcHec

 

New York Times, February 23, 2014
GENETICALLY MODIFIED BABIES:  FDA CONSIDERING APPROVAL OF RADICAL BIOLOGICAL PROCEDURES-- THIS WEEK  The F.D.A. calls them mitochondrial manipulation technologies. This is a dangerous step. These techniques would change every cell in the bodies of children born as a result of their use, and these alterations would be passed down to future generations. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/24/opinion/genetically-modified-babies.html


New York Times, February 25, 2014
 ▶ CONSIDERING A NEW GMO BABY? http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/25/considering-a-new-g-m-o-baby/

 

 New York Times, May 13, 2008
ENGINEERING BY SCIENTIST ON EMBRYO STIRS CRITICISM http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/13/science/13embryo.html


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

 


 

 ▶   -----SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE RISE OF THE 'SPIDER-GOATS' http://www.theguardian.com/science/2012/jan/14/synthetic-biology-spider-goat-genetics?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2

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

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

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

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

12 May 2012 Natural New
-▶  --------HUMAN GENES ENGINEERED INTO EXPERIMENTAL GMO RICE BEING GROWN IN KANSAS http://www.naturalnews.com/035745_GMO_rice_human_genes_Kansas.html

-▶ ------  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


The New York Times, August 12, 2001

THE IMPACT OF THE GENE:  FROM MENDEL'S PEAS TO DESIGNER BABIES http://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/12/books/chapters/12-1sttudge.html


Alternet, June 13, 2014

THAT 'NATURAL' VANILLA IN YOUR ICE CREAM MAY SOON BE COMING FROM A BIOTECH LAB http://www.alternet.org/environment/natural-vanilla-your-ice-cream-may-soon-be-coming-biotech-lab


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


-▶  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

 

 

Science Daily, October 14, 2013
-▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED TOBACCOS PLANTS VIABLE FOR PRODUCING ALBUMIN INTRAVENOUS PROTEIN FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131014094119.htm

 

-▶ ------  UNLEASHING GENETICALLY SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE = NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT  - "FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT http://sco.lt/8ZDraz


ScienceAAAS, February 25, 2014

-▶  (GETTING CROPS TO TALK TO INSECTS:
HERE WE GO AGAIN:  MESSING WITH GENES IN OUR FOOD SUPPLY.  Note From @pdjmoo Not a word here about any potential impact on human or environmental health as both we humans and other species will be eating these "plants" or engaging with them in some way. It always interests me how the biotech industry rarely includes any reference to potential impacts on human and environmental health. We can't keep changing genes in plants and animals without long-term independent peer-reviewed research)....http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2014/02/getting-crops-talk-insects

 

Natural News, November 21, 2013

-▶ BILL GATES GMO ZOMBIE EGGS COMING TO YOUR SUPERMARKET - UNLABELLED http://www.naturalnews.com/042997_Bill_Gates_zombie_eggs_vegan_foods.html#


BILL GATES, MONSANTO AND EUGENICS

How One of the World's Wealthiest Men is Actively Promoting a Corporate Takeover of Global Health, Agriculture and Education... http://sco.lt/51EymH


▶  OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : Fast-tracking approvals, Waiving regulations, NO Oversight, NO Labeling http://sco.lt/5uCx8b


-▶  OBAMA'S BIOECONOMY PROMOTES A GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FUTURE - FAST TRACKING APPROVALS, WAIVING REGULATIONS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3834276755/obama-s-bioeconomy-promotes-a-genetically-engineered-future-fast-tracking-approvals-waiving-regulations

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


                                         --- RESEARCH ---

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


                                                  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/




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


 -▶  KNOWN BIOTECH GENE ALTERING IN THE PIPELINE
http://www.genet-info.org/information-services/genetically-engineered-animals/ge-salmon.html

 

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

 


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


                                        LIFE IS NOT A COMPUTER

                                   Seattle Times, November 27, 2013 -

-▶  REMOVING THE SOUL FROM HUMAN LIFE: -- BIOTECH  BUILDS CELLS LIKE YOU BUILD AN APP

http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2022349958_biofactoriesappsxml.html?syndication=rss

 



 

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

 


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


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



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


 

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


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/

 


BAN GMOs NOW

A Special Report: Institute of Science in Society

http://sco.lt/510SOX

 

 

                            MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE

From Saccharin to GE Seed - Chemicals for Food, Agriculture, War

                                         http://sco.lt/5TGVDl

 

 

-▶ BILL GATES, MONSANTO AND EUGENICS:  HOW ONE OF THE WORLD'S WEALTHIEST MEN IS ACTIVELY PROMOTING A CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF OUR FOOD, HEALTH AND AGRICULTURE  http://sco.lt/64PsLB

 

 Scientific American

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

 

RT USA, December 3, 2013

ABSOLUTE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS WANT #GMO FOOD LABELED http://rt.com/usa/gmo-labeled-majority-americans-601/#.Up5DPW6-Pr8.twitter

 

                                                        VIDEO

          THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO (FULL LENGTH)

                     THE LEADER OF THE GLOBAL BIOTECH CARTEL

                                           http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ


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

 

 

 

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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

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                                       DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN

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

 

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


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

                                               AG-GAG LAWS

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

 

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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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

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

 

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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Genetic modification strains old food and drug laws - How a fish becomes a drug and corn a pest

Genetic modification strains old food and drug laws - How a fish becomes a drug and corn a pest | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

23 March 2013 - Los Angeles Times

-▶  -▶ GENETIC MODIFICATION STRAINS OLD FOOD AND DRUG LAWS ; HOW A FISH BECOMES A DRUG, AND CORN A PEST. When is a fish not a fish but a drug? When government regulators take old laws and twist themselves into knots trying to apply them to new technology...

Atlantic salmon that grow quickly thanks to a growth hormone gene from another salmon species are deemed "new animal drugs" because the Food and Drug Administration decided to regulate genetically engineered animals under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938.

A cotton plant that makes insect-killing proteins with the help of a gene from a soil bacterium is a pesticide in the eyes of the Environmental Protection Agency, which regulates the crop under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act of 1972.

In what some critics deem the biggest contortion, many genetically modified crops are classified as "potential plant pests" so that the U.S. Department of Agriculture may preside over them through the Federal Plant Pest Act of 1957 — even though the key traits added to the plants have nothing to do with pests....

http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-gmo-regulations-20130324,0,7244741.story



▶  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

 

Responsible Innovation June 12, 2014
 -▶ SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY: MISSING THE POINT http://jackstilgoe.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/letter-to-nature/

 

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/

 

 June 17, 2013 Global Research
-▶  FDA APPROVES FIRST GMO FLU VACCINE -- CONTAINING REPROGRAMMED DOG KIDNEY CELLS http://www.globalresearch.ca/fda-approves-first-gmo-flu-vaccine-containing-reprogrammed-insect-virus/5338052

 

-▶  UNDER SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY LIFE WILL NOT BE A PRODUCT OF NATURE BUT OF A LAB AND IT WILL BE PATENTED AND PRIVATIZED http://sco.lt/7pchOL

 

 

                                             --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki 

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

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

                                               http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

-▶  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

 

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

 

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

 

-▶  WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS? http://sco.lt/66LUbR

 

-▶  BIODEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY http://sco.lt/7696kT

 

20 March, 2013 - The Guardian Environment

-▶  MAJOR US SUPERMARKETS TO BOYCOTT GM SALMON  - FIRST OF 30 OTHER GENETICALLY ALTERED SPECIES UNDER DEVELOPMENT

The GM salmon is the first in some 30 other species of genetically engineered fish under development, including tilapia. Researchers are also working to bring GM cows, chickens and pigs to market.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/20/major-us-supermarkets-boycott-gm-salmon

 

                                                   WATCH
                           France24 TV, October 02, 2013
               SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY:  CREATING LIFE FROM SCRATCH
A pioneering science is offering researchers the possibility to design and engineer new forms of life on a made-to-order basis.But critics are questioning whether mankind is prepared for the consequences of this unparalleled control over nature. http://www.france24.com/en/20130718-down-to-earth-dna-synthetic-biology-united-kingdom-science-biohackers-design-engineer-life/

 

 

 -▶  BIO RE-ENGINEERING NATURE:  PEACH GENOME AND POPLARS, WILLOW TREES FOR PATENTED BIOFUEL CROPS http://sco.lt/6YSHqr

 

August 18, 2013 Care2 Causes
-▶  NOW WE'RE TURNING ANIMALS INTO FACTORIES FOR OUR DRUGS? http://www.care2.com/causes/now-were-turning-animals-into-factories-for-our-drugs.html


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

 

-▶  >>  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 REPORT RT News

                                           March 28, 2013
-▶  ' FRANKENFISH' HEADING TO YOUR DINNER PLATE AS OBAMA SIGNS 'MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao7ECASd5pc

 

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

 

-▶  MONSANTO ENTERS PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS, ACQUIRES KEY 'GENE SILENCING' TECHNOLOGY FOR USE IN HUMANS http://sco.lt/8Rrt6v

 

                                                 WATCH (19:57)

GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ORGANISMS HAVE PERVERTED SCIENCE - GENETICIST -Dr Suman Sahai: Power, Plurality and Uncertainty and The Global Politics of Scientific Advice. A fascinating talk by Dr Suman Sahai of GeneCampaign containing a powerful indictment of the science of GMOs.... http://www.gmwatch.org/gm-videosb/27-gm-in-india/14678

 

 -▶  WE ALLOW MULTINATIONAL FOOD CORPORATIONS AND SPECULATORS TO DECIDE EVERYDAY WHO IS EATING AND LIVING, AND WHO IS STARVING AND DYING http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2973615009/we-allow-multinational-food-corporations-and-speculators-to-decide-everyday-who-is-eating-and-living-and-who-is-starving-and-dying

 

-▶  PATENT FOR A PIG:  BIOTECH SCIENTISTS PUSH TO PATENT, "IMPROVE" TRANSGENIC GMO 'ENVIROPIGS"  http://sco.lt/8JZpZp

 

 

 -▶  ****MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECO SYSTEMS LEAVING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS  http://sco.lt/51ekyH

 

 -▶  DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS? http://sco.lt/5D4PTN

 

-▶  KNOWN BIOTECH GENE ALTERING IN THE PIPELINE

http://www.genet-info.org/information-services/genetically-engineered-animals/ge-salmon.html

 

Grist, November 26, 2013
-▶ CANADA APPROVES EXPORT OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED SALMON EGGS - TO USA via PANAMA'S AQUABOUNTY
Canada will allow genetically modified salmon eggs to be produced and exported — but no way in hell will the eggs be allowed to hatch on Canadian soil.Canada will allow genetically modified salmon eggs to be produced and exported — but no way in hell will the eggs be allowed to hatch on Canadian soil.
The eggs will be exported to Aquabounties hatcheries in Panama and then exported to the USA http://grist.org/news/canada-approves-export-of-genetically-modified-salmon-eggs/

 

20 March, 2013 - The Guardian Environment
-▶  MAJOR US SUPERMARKETS TO BOYCOTT GM SALMON  - FIRST OF 30 OTHER GENETICALLY ALTERED SPECIES UNDER DEVELOPMENT
The GM salmon is the first in some 30 other species of genetically engineered fish under development, including tilapia. Researchers are also working to bring GM cows, chickens and pigs to market.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/20/major-us-supermarkets-boycott-gm-salmon

 

                                                  VIDEO

GENETICALLY MODIFIED ANIMALS COMING TO YOUR DINNER PLATE - WHETHER YOU KNOW IT OR NOT http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3199607957/where-does-it-stop-genetically-modified-animals-coming-to-your-dinner-plate-video

 

-▶  -----  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

 

-▶  WHY IS THERE SO LITTLE INDEPENDENT PEER REVIEW GMO RESEARCH? http://sco.lt/5FIWcD

 

  -▶  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

 

Mail OnLine, February 06, 2014
 -▶  WORLD'S FIRST GENETICALLY MODIFIED BABIES BORN IN U.S. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-43767/Worlds-GM-babies-born.html#ixzz2Y86dcHec

 

New York Times, February 23, 2014
▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED BABIES:  FDA CONSIDERING APPROVAL OF RADICAL BIOLOGICAL PROCEDURES-- THIS WEEK  The F.D.A. calls them mitochondrial manipulation technologies. This is a dangerous step. These techniques would change every cell in the bodies of children born as a result of their use, and these alterations would be passed down to future generations. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/24/opinion/genetically-modified-babies.html

 

-▶  -----  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

 

-▶  ------  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

 

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

 

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

 

 

-▶  ------  UNLEASHING GENETICALLY SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE = NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT  - "FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT http://sco.lt/8ZDraz

 

-▶  OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : Fast-tracking approvals, Waiving regulations, NO Oversight, NO Labeling http://sco.lt/5uCx8b

 

-▶  OBAMA'S BIOECONOMY PROMOTES A GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FUTURE - FAST TRACKING APPROVALS, WAIVING REGULATIONS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3834276755/obama-s-bioeconomy-promotes-a-genetically-engineered-future-fast-tracking-approvals-waiving-regulations

 

 

-▶  PATENTING LIFE: GENETICALLY MONETIZED FOOD  - FOLLOW THE MONEY http://sco.lt/5YZ8vx

 

July 24, 2013 Elle
-▶  GENETICALLY MODIFIED CORN - ALLERGIES TO #GMO CORN http://www.elle.com/beauty/health-fitness/allergy-to-genetically-modified-corn

 

-▶  THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY IN SEED PATENTS AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD  http://sco.lt/9MJJhZ

 

-▶  GENE GIANTS SEEK "PHILANTHROGOPOLY" - SIX MULTINATIONAL GENE GIANTS CONTROL THE DIRECTION OF AGRICULTURE WITH IMPUNITY http://sco.lt/6h3lzt

 

 -▶  FRANKENFOODS HITCH AN 'ANONYMOUS' RIDE THROUGH US CONGRESS - GMO NOW FREE FROM LIABILITY, REGULATION AND OVERSIGHT This dangerous provision, the Monsanto Protection Act, strips judges of their constitutional mandate to protect consumer and farmer rights and the environment, while opening up the floodgates for the planting of new untested genetically engineered crops, endangering farmers, citizens and the environment http://sco.lt/7cjwu1

 

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

 

June 5, 2013 The Daily Sheeple
-▶  NESTLE'S MARK UP WATER 52 MILLION PERCENT

WHILE PATENTING BREAST MILK AND MEDICINAL PLANTS

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/nestles-wet-dream-they-mark-up-water-53-million-percent_062013

 

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

 

                                             BAN GMOs NOW

                                        A Special ISIS Report

                                          http://sco.lt/5CPilt


-▶  THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN HEALTH  http://www.panna.org/issues/pesticides-profit/chemical-cartel

 

-▶  >The "BIOTECH RIDER ": IS THE BIOTECH AGRICULTURAL/FOOD CARTEL ABOUT TO GAIN IMMUNITY FROM FEDERAL LAW? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2132996096/the-monsanto-rider-is-the-biotech-agricultural-cartel-about-to-gain-immunity-from-federal-law

-▶  >MONSTER BIOTECH CARTEL SNEAK ATTACK IN CONGRESS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3536061295/monsanto-sneak-attack-in-congress

-▶  >THE POWERFUL OBAMA USDA ALLOW MORE GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD 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

 

 

 

-▶  >THE SPERM COUNT OF FRENCH MEN FELL BY A THIRD BETWEEN 1989 AND 2006 -  GMO, environmental chemical exposures http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3600451819/the-sperm-count-of-french-men-fell-by-a-third-between-1989-and-2005-environmental-chemical-exposures

-▶  >HORMONES FED TO LIVESTOCK MAY SKEW FISH (AND HUMAN) GENDER TOWARD MALES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3718798300/hormones-from-livestock-operations-may-skew-fish-and-human-gender-toward-males

-▶  >THE ECONOMIC COST OF FOOD MONOPOLIES  Food & Water Watch http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3502513832/the-economic-cost-of-food-monopolies-food-water-watch

 

                                            -- WATCH --

     THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO: (FULL LENGTH)

                      THE LEADER OF THE BIOTECH CARTEL

                                        http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

 

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

 

-▶  MONSANTO BUYS OBAMA, THE US SENATE AND THE GLOBAL FARM   http://sco.lt/8xdkYb

 

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


-▶  UPROAR IN THE USA: DO GLOWING HOUSE PLANTS TAKE GENE TINKERING TOO FAR? http://sco.lt/8p47UH

 

 

 

 

 

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OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE: Seed Patents and Corporate Control of Global Food Supply

OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE: Seed Patents and Corporate Control of Global Food Supply | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

                                   Seed is the essence of life. 

                           It is also the first link in the food system. 

                             Control over seed is control over food.


The Ecologist, March 26,2015
CARVING UP AFRICA - AID DONORS AND AGRIBUSINESS PLOT THE GREAT SEEDS PRIVATIZATION  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2805343/carving_up_africa_aid_donors_and_agribusiness_plot_the_great_seed_privatization.html


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/


African Center For Biosafety March 09, 2015

WHITE MEN MEET IN LONDON TO PLOT WAYS OF PROFITING OFF AFRICA'S SEED SYSTEM http://www.acbio.org.za/index.php/media/64-media-releases/475-white-men-meet-in-london-to-plot-ways-of-profiting-off-africas-seed-systems


                      GATES, AGRICULTURE, SEED AND AFRICA

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


April 23, 2013 - The South African Civil Society Information Service

▶   IS AFRICA ABOUT TO LOSE THE RIGHT TO HER SEED?

Seed and the control of seed lies at the heart of agriculture. In Africa around 80% of seed comes from local and community saved seed resources. This seed is adapted to local conditions. It forms an integral part of community food security and agricultural integrity. This entire traditional system is now under threat.

A broad front of commercial interests, aided and abetted by the World Bank, the American Seed Association and government agencies, along with front groups, academics and so-called philanthropists, are endeavouring to alienate this crucial resource. The international seed industry, owned by massive multinational pesticide companies involved in promoting hybrid and genetically modified (GM) seed, is both a primary beneficiary and protagonist of this thrust. While the motivation is ostensibly to assist the development of African agriculture, the impacts will be widespread and dire. http://www.sacsis.org.za/site/article/1638

 

                        SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

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


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


Nation of Change, May 08, 2014

-▶  OVER 76% OF THE SEED MARKET IS NOW PATENTED BY CORPORATIONSJust six companies in the world have patented most of the seeds grown in the entire global agricultural market. http://www.nationofchange.org/over-76-seed-market-now-patented-corporations-1399558246


June 5, 2013 Corporate Europe Observatory

▶    LARGE SEED CORPORATIONS CLOSING IN ON GLOBAL CONTROL OF SEED SUPPLY http://corporateeurope.org/news/closing-our-seeds


Alternet, March 17, 2015
▶  SEED LIBRARIES ARE SPROUTING UP ACROSS THE PLANET, AND CORPORATE DOMINATED GOVERNMENTS ARE TRYING TO STOP THEM http://www.alternet.org/environment/seed-libraries-are-sprouting-across-planet-and-corporate-dominated-govts-are-trying-stop


                                                     VIDEO
                                Treehugger, March 26,2015
SEED SHARING (as in a hobby or with neighbors) AND SEED LIBRARIES DEEMED ILLEGAL IN MANY AMERICAN STATES. The sharing of seed is an ancient practice, ensuring the survival of the human species, the local biodiversity of life, as well as local food security...open-pollinated seeds vs patented hybridized and genetically engineered varieties. http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/seed-saving-seed-libraries-illegal-united-states.html


▶   RECLAIMING THE SEED: THE FIRST LINK IN THE FOOD CHAIN http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1547185/reclaiming_the_seed.html


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


April 25, 2013

▶   THE SEED OLIGARCHS http://gmo-journal.com/2013/04/25/seed-oligarchs/


                                      COMPELLING GRAPHIC

                      GLOBAL SEED INDUSTRY CONSOLIDATION

                                     The Cornucopia Institute
Compelling graphics detailing corporate consolidation in the global seed industry. http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/09/seed-industry-structure-dr-phil-howard-2/


Third World Network, November 14, 2014
MULTINATIONAL CORPORATE SEED INDUSTRY SEEKS GLOBAL MONOPOLY ON SEEDS  http://www.twnside.org.sg/title2/intellectual_property/info.service/2014/ip141107.htm


Institute of Science in Society, October 22, 2014
  BEWARE THE CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF SEED UNDER MANY GUISES. Monopoly of agricultural seeds by a handful of corporations. Monsanto, Syngenta and DuPont alone already own 53% of the global commercial seed market and legislative proposals and treaties are set to increase their monopoly  http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Beware_the_Corporate_Takeover_of_Seed.php


  AP INVESTIGATION: MONSANTO MONOPOLY OF AGRICULTURAL SEED BUSINESS REVEALED Confidential contracts detailing Monsanto Co.'s business practices reveal how the world's biggest seed developer is squeezing competitors, controlling smaller seed companies and protecting its dominance over the multibillion-dollar market for genetically altered crops, an Associated Press investigation has found. http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2009/12/14/ap_investigation_monsanto_seed_biz_role_revealed/


                                                  WATCH

                                               Short Video

                          June 19, 2013 Sustainable Pulse

                                   THE LAW OF THE SEED:

“Seed is the essence of life.  It is also the first link in the food system.  Control over seed is control over food. Control over seed is today being shaped by new laws that are being written by the very corporations that are destroying the diversity of seed and the freedom of our food. READ FULL LAW OF THE SEED HERE: PDF http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/06/19/the-law-of-the-seed/#.UcYE3OswOic


YES Magazine, April 04, 2013

▶  WHY THE MOST POWERFUL THING IN THE WORLD IS A SEED http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-cooperatives-are-driving-the-new-economy/why-the-most-powerful-thing-in-the-world-is-a-seed


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


Open Seeds:

▶   INDUSTRIAL (GM) SEED CARTEL EXTEND THEIR DOMINANCE - NO SEED CAN BE SOLD WITHOUT PERMISSION http://open-seeds.org/bad-seed-law/


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/


Common Ground, April 30, 2014

▶   SEEDS OF FREEDOM. If we have to survive as a species, we need to reclaim our commons — of seed, of climate, of knowledge and resist the privatisation of every aspect of life. http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/30-9

 

                                                  WATCH

                    The Hubris of The Biotech Chemical Cartel
                "SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY" - Vandana Shiva http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1054461972/seeding-deep-democracy-vandana-shiva


April 26, 2012 Pesticide Action Network

▶   MONSANTO & BIOTECH CARTEL MOVE TO CONSOLIDATE AND MONOPOLIZE GLOBAL SEED PATENTS http://ecowatch.com/2013/corporations-win-farmers-lose-ge-seed-deals/


                                                       WATCH
                              New Film From "Seeds of Freedom"
                                      "SEEDS OF SOVEREIGNTY"

        http://www.seedsoffreedom.info/more-films/seeds-sovereignty/

Seeds of Sovereignty shares the stories of African communities embarking on a journey to revive their traditional seed diversity, and take back control over their food systems. Forging a path toward a socially just, ecologically sane and sovereign future, they are courageously challenging the corporate, profit driven model of agriculture imposed upon them... http://www.seedsoffreedom.info/more-films/seeds-sovereignty/


October 23, 2014
PATENT INDUSTRY SELLING OUT FUTURE OF OUR FOOD
http://www.no-patents-on-seeds.org/sites/default/files/news/pr_new_report_about_patents_on_plants.pdf

                                                     FULL REPORT

http://www.no-patents-on-seeds.org/en/information/background/european-patents-on-plants-and-animals


-▶  GMO GIANT, DuPONT, HIRES EX-COPS TO 'ENFORCE' SEED PATENTS ON FARMERS:  USA GOVERNMENT IMPOTENT TO INTERFERE http://sco.lt/67rT97

 

▶   WHY DOES MONSANTO SUE FARMERS WHO SAVE SEEDS? OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE http://sco.lt/7xzzFJ


                                                  WATCH

                         MONSANTO AND THE SEEDS OF SUICIDE

                                            http://sco.lt/84jT17


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

                                            Scientific American

             DO SEED COMPANIES CONTROL GM CROP RESEARCH?

                                           http://sco.lt/7XugID

                                                   VIDEO

                              "SEEDS OF FREEDOM" (10 min)

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

                                Navdanya, Dr. Vandana Shiva


The Association for Plant Breeding for the Benefit of Society

▶   IF WE RELY ON CORPORATE SEED, WE LOSE FOOD SOVEREIGNTY 

http://www.apbrebes.org/news/tunis-2013-if-we-rely-corporate-seed-we-lose-food-sovereignty


 The Good Food, September 02, 2014
SEED IS LIFE. SOIL IS LIFE. WATER IS LIFE http://www.goodfoodworld.com/2014/09/seed-is-life-soil-is-life-water-is-life/

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, May 02, 2014

-▶  FIGHTING THE SEED MONOPOLY: THE OPEN SOURCE SEED INITIATIVE PROVES ALTERNATIVE TO PATENT-PROTECTED SEEDS STRANGLING AGRICULTURE http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/seed-monopoly-free-seeds-farm-monsanto-dupont


TakePart, April 21, 2014
A GROUP OF BREEDERS WANTS PLANT GENETICS TO BE OPEN-SOURCE.  No Patenting A group of plant scientists at the University of Wisconsin, United States, is trying to bring plant breeding back into the commons and fight back against the increasing privatization of plant breeding and the seed business. http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/04/21/open-source-seed-initiative

 

February 12, 2013 Share The World' Resources
▶   ON SEED FREEDOM AND SHARING http://www.stwr.org/food-security-agriculture/on-seed-freedom-and-sharing.html

 

▶   GLOBAL SEED GIANTS PATENT SEEDS REDUCING FARMERS' SEED OPTIONS http://sco.lt/8027ZB

 

October 10, 2010 The Ecologist

   HOW THE GLOBAL SEED MARKET IS CONTROLLED BY MONSANTO, SYNGENTA, BAYER, DOW AND DUPONT http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/625294/revealed_how_seed_market_is_controlled_by_monsanto_syngenta_bayer_dow_dupont.html

                                                    WATCH:

                                             Vandana Shiva:

                       CORPORATE MONOPOLY OF SEEDS MUST END 

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2920670940/vandana-shiva-corporate-monopoly-of-seeds-must-end

 

 May 10, 2013

▶   GMO PATENTS TURN FARMERS SAVING SEEDS INTO "THIEVES" ~ Vandana Shiva http://southweb.org/lifewise/gmo-patents-turn-farmers-saving-seeds-into-thieves-vandana-shiva/

 

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

 

                                                        VIDEOS
                                                June 12, 2014

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


August 19, 2013 Common Dreams
▶   'MONSANTO LAW' BRINGS UPROAR TO CHILE OVER CONTROL OF AGRICULTURAL SEED http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/08/19-6

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT

 September 15, 2013 The Real News
▶   COLUMBIA: NATIONAL FARMERS AND SOCIAL STRIKE GET SEEDS CONTROL LAWS SUSPENDED http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10722


March 11, 2013 - Waking Times

▶  LATIN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES FIGHT TO PROTECT HEIRLOOM SEEDS FROM MONSANTO http://www.wakingtimes.com/2013/03/11/international-communities-fight-to-protect-heirloom-seeds-from-monsanto/


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


Common Dreams, January 07, 2015
CORPORATE FICTION IN THE AGE OF GMOs http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/01/07/corporate-fiction-age-gmos


The Asian Age, June 18, 2014
 -▶ INDIA'S NEW CORPORATE GOVERNMENT AND THE POWER OF MONSANTO AND THE BIOTECH INTELLIGENCE INDUSTRY. http://www.asianage.com/columnists/generously-motivated-526

 

 July 8, 2013 Navdanya's Diary  
▶   MONSANTO'S CLIMATE RESILIENT PLANT PATENT REJECTED BY INDIA'S PATENT OFFICE, UPHELD BY THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY APPELLATE BOARD http://www.navdanya.org/blog/?p=712


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


May 13, 2013 IPS

▶   MEXICO: GENE GIANTS PREPARE THE GENETIC WIPE-OUT OF ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST IMPORTANT FOODS http://sco.lt/7TN70z


 La Via Campesina, November 20, 2013

▶   DEFENDING PEASANT SEEDS IS FIGHTING FOR OUR RIGHT TO LIFE http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/main-issues-mainmenu-27/biodiversity-and-genetic-resources-mainmenu-37/1519-defending-peasant-seeds-is-fighting-for-our-right-to-life


Common Dreams, January 23, 2013
▶   MEXICAN PEASANT LEADERS STAGE HUNGER STRIKE AGAINST GENETICALLY MODIFIED CORN http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/01/23-5

 

                                                 WATCH
                   PBS Newshour Report, December 30, 2013
                   GMO SEEDS GROW INTO BIG FIGHT ON KAUAI

                                MONEY TRUMPS HEALTH

 http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/environment/july-dec13/hawaiigmo_12-30.html

 

 Modern Farmer, October 24, 2013
▶   THE SEEDS OF SECURITY - MAINTAINING GENETIC DIVERSITY OF OUR FOOD. By importing seeds designed from other climates, we lose the security represented by heritage crops. Preserving heritage crops has become an important environmental aim for a number of reasons. On one hand, creating a food system that's as local as possible reduces the carbon footprint of our food. But perhaps the most important need to preserve heritage seeds is to maintain the genetic diversity of our food, which has dropped to just 20 to 30 major varieties feeding the majority of the world's population.

Relying on a just a few staple crops makes our food supply more vulnerable to a whole range of potential threats, from disease to drought to pest infestations to climate change...http://modernfarmer.com/2013/10/weaning-canada-foreign-seed-dependence/

                                                     

Seed Matters
THE GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD
To get your head around why seed truly matters, you have to know the story of seed.  It's quite an epic journey -- 12,000 years of relationship between people plants that transformed the world.  Brace yourself for a tale that will nourish your mind
http://www.seedmatters.org/

 

                                              SHORT VIDEO

GENETICALLY MODIFIED SEED MONOPOLIES DESTROYING TRADITIONAL SEED MARKETS  http://english.cntv.cn/2014/05/27/VIDE1401152407068669.shtml


Corporate Ethics Watch International

▶  CONTROL OF GLOBAL SEED BUSINESS REVEALED  http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=15489

 

                                                       WATCH

              HOW MONSANTO IS TERRIFYING THE FARMING WORLD:

                            THE DEVIL IN THE SEEDS OF LIFE

                                           http://sco.lt/6wRNsv

 

OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET

ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED

EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN

http://sco.lt/6przzF

 


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▶   OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE PATENTS: HOW MONSANTO OUTFOXED THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION http://sco.lt/8OMWHZ


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 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 14, 2013 Common Dreams

▶   WHY IS THE BIOTECH GMO CHEMICAL INDUSTRY SO POWERFUL & UNTOUCHABLE? http://ishtarmuz.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/the-power-of-the-seed-and-the-global-corporate-monopoly-in-seed-patents/


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/


May 13, 2013 Intellectual Property Watch
▶   U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF MONSANTO IN PATENT EXHAUSTION CASE  http://www.ip-watch.org/2013/05/13/us-supreme-court-rules-in-favour-of-monsanto-in-patent-exhaustion-case/


April 15, 2013 Techdirt
▶   HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS HEADING OFF THE THREAT FROM SEED GENERICS -- AND FAILING TO KEEP THE PATENT BARGAIN http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130405/09003022593/how-big-agribusiness-is-heading-off-threat-generics-failing-to-keep-patent-bargain.shtml

 

 ▶   SEED MONOPOLIES and GMOs... THE BIOTECH CARTEL END GAME http://sco.lt/8uc6Px


 ▶   GENETICALLY MONETIZED FOOD  - PATENTING LIFE - FOLLOW THE MONEY  http://sco.lt/5YZ8vx

 

August 5, 2013 Natural News

▶   MONSANTO NOW OVERRIDING NATURAL LAW BY PATENTING MULTIPLE COMMON VEGETABLES http://www.naturalnews.com/041485_Monsanto_patents_GMOs.html

 

▶  CANCER OF CORRUPTION, SEEDS OF DESTRUCTION: THE MONSANTO GMO WHITEWASH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3826752991/cancer-of-corruption-seeds-of-destruction-the-monsanto-gmo-whitewash

 

▶   ON THE SEED AND SEED PATENT GLOBAL MONOPOLY

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


                                                WATCH

FULL MOVIE

 ▶   *** UNVEILING THE LIES OF GMO SEEDS  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=a6OxbpLwEjQ

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

▶   *** 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

▶   *** "THE PERENNIAL PLATE" GMO SEED IN INDIA - HOW MONSANTO MONOPOLIZES THE GLOBAL SEED MARKET  Vandana Shiva http://vimeo.com/59404290

 

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                                                SEED BANKS

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    “DOOMSDAY SEED VAULT" IN THE ARCTIC - WHO OWNS THESE ORIGINAL SEEDS?  | Global Research http://www.globalresearch.ca/doomsday-seed-vault-in-the-arctic/23503

 

▶   MONSANTO AND GATES FOUNDATION HAVE MAJOR CONTROL OVER WORLD'S LARGEST SEED BANK IN NORWAY - CURRENT TV http://current.com/technology/93147558_monsanto-and-gates-foundation-have-major-control-over-large-seed-bank-in-norway.htm


Guardian Development, February 19, 2014

ETHIOPIA SEED BANK'S UNDER THREAT BY G8 DEMAND TO CHANGE SEED LAWS TO FAVOR INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE. 

A new push to commercialise agriculture in Africa could put the future of the continent's diverse, indigenous seeds at risk. Critics say this could, in effect, criminalise farmers' traditional practices of saving and exchanging their seeds, while allowing corporations and those who can afford the registration process to capture the market... http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/19/ethiopia-seed-bank-preserving-diversity-under-threat-g8-new-alliance

 

                                     INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

                              Beyond Pesticides, October 22, 2013
                         SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING

             LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION

                                         http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

May 14, 2013 Friends Of The Earth Blog

 ▶ NEONICOTINOID-TREATED SEEDS SNEAKED INTO CONSUMER MARKET - UNLABELLED - BEE AND POLLINATOR DIE-OFF WORSENING http://www.foe.org/news/blog/2013-03-worst-bee-die-off-in-40-years

 

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                                              BAN GMOs NOW

                 A Special Report, Institute of Science In Society

                                           http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz

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

 

The Guardian, October 17, 2013

▶  GENETICALLY MODIFIED AGRICULTURE IS NOT THE ANSWER TO SEED DIVERSITY - IT'S PART OF THE PROBLEM http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/oct/17/gm-agriculture-not-answer-seed-diversity

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

▶   BIODEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY - THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES  http://sco.lt/6A7kDh


 Modern Farmer, December 06, 2013

- ▶ THE POST-GMO ECONOMY - RETURNING TO CONVENTIONAL SEED
http://modernfarmer.com/2013/12/post-gmo-economy/

 

▶   MONSANTO:  ROGUE GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SEED CONTAMINATES TRADITIONAL CROPS http://sco.lt/7owMrJ

 

                                                       WATCH

                                    "BITTER SEEDS" Film Trailer:

             MONSANTO, GMO SEEDS AND INDIAN FARMER SUICIDES

                                             http://sco.lt/5F90Mr

 

Economic Times, November 25, 2013

- ▶ AS OPPOSITION TO GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS GROWS, COMPANIES ARE TURNING TO MUTANT BREEDING http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2013-11-25/news/44449827_1_seed-revenue-basf-crops

 

                                                    WATCH

                                          A DOCUMENTARY

                 HOW MONSANTO CONTROLS GMO FARMERS

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

 

▶   BIODEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY - THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES  http://sco.lt/6A7kDh

 

                                                  WATCH:
                                  NEW SHORT FILM 06:53
             "THE FARMER, THE ARCHITECT AND THE SCIENTIST"

                                 http://vimeo.com/68119509

 

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

 

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                                    BIOTECHNOLOGY GENETICS

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March 14, 2013

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

 

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

 

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

 

▶   OUR PATENTED LIFE - RE-ENGINEERING, PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF-- IS BIOTECH OUT OF CONTROL?

http://sco.lt/4thM6j


 

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            USA USES TRADE DEALS TO IMPRINT GMO SEEDS

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▶   HOW US STATE DEPARTMENT 'TWISTS ARMS' ON MONSANTO'S BEHALF http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/14-2

 

May 14, 2013 Food & Water Watch PDF download Full Report
▶  BIOTECH AMBASSADORS: HOW THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT PROMOTES THE GLOBAL SEED INDUSTRIES AGENDA http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/14-2

 

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

 

 

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

                                                 GMO RESEARCH

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

 

April 3, 2013 - IFEX

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

 

                                      SILENCING THE SCIENTIST: 

           TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA - "ALTRAZINE"

                                           http://sco.lt/8VIcAz

 
                                                       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/

 

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                                             OTHER COUNTRIES

 

May 15, 2013 IPS News

▶   MEXICO: GROUND ZERO IN THE FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE OF MAIZE http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/mexico-ground-zero-in-the-fight-for-the-future-of-maize/

 

▶   EUROPE: NO PATENTS ON SEEDS: Open letter To Members of the European Parliament and European Commission http://www.no-patents-on-seeds.org/en/recent-activities/open-letter-members-european-parliament-and-european-commission

 

May 8, 2013 Nation Of Change
▶   ALL ABOUT THE NEW STRANGEHOLD GMO EU SEED LAW http://www.nationofchange.org/all-about-new-eu-seed-law-1368022078

 

INDIA:

▶   BIOTECH INDUSTRY TRICKERY IN INDIA: THE POWER OF THE GMO SEED PATENT MONOPOLY  http://sco.lt/7weUtt

 

                                           VIDEO REPORT:

                            June 13, 2013 Newshour PBS
STRUGGLING FARMERS IN INDIA FIND LOCALLY ADAPTED SEEDS OUT PERFORM GMO SEEDS  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/jan-june13/food_06-13.html

 

April 25, 2013 Corporate Europe Observatory
▶   OPEN LETTER ON THE CONFLICTS OF INTEREST WITH THE SEED INDUSTRY OF A NATIONAL EXPERT SECONDED TO DG SANCO http://corporateeurope.org/open-letter-conflicts-interest-seed-industry-national-expert-seconded-dg-sanco

 

Reuters, November 25, 2013
- ▶ NEW GERMAN COALITION WOULD SEEK STRICTER LABELING OF GMO-FED MEAT AND PATENTING OF SEEDS http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/11/25/us-germany-coalition-agriculture-idUKBRE9AO0DW20131125


 

pdjmoo's insight:

                                                      Video:

              THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)

                             The Leader of the GLOBAL Biotech Cartel

                                       http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ


 

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


 ▶   KEEP MONSANTO OUT OF YOUR VEGGIE PATCH -- GROWING CONCERNS AS GMO SEEDS CREEP INTO CONSUMER MARKET - UNLABELLED http://sco.lt/8EPLjl


▶   OBAMA'S NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL.  THREATENS SOVEREIGNTY AND PUBLIC OWNERSHIhttp://sco.lt/74uPth

 

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



  April 6, 2013 WorldTruthTV

▶   ++++MONSANTO-FREE SEED COMPANIES http://worldtruth.tv/monsanto-free-seed-companies/

 

▶   ++++MONSANTO'S SEED COMPANY SUBSIDIARIES - LIST

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ESSAY: Ecology Is the Meaning of Life: Embracing A Sense of "Enoughness"

ESSAY: Ecology Is the Meaning of Life: Embracing A Sense of "Enoughness" | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

From www.ecoearth.info- October 21, 1:00 AM

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Dr. Glen Barry, Ocober 20, 2013

The natural Earth is a marvel – a complex coupling of species within ecosystems, whereby life begets life.

Ecology is far more than the study of life and its environment. The word is used here as a synonym for ecosystems – the vibrant connections that emerge between species across scales, which cumulatively make life on Earth possible.

Nature is far, far more than pretty plants and animals. Ecosystems make Earth habitable, providing water, food, air, shelter, and more – everything that we need and desire to live well. In naturally evolved ecosystems, from genes to individual organisms and species, to ecosystems and everything else in between, each living being present fulfills a niche which sustains itself, its neighbors, and the whole.

All species uniquely express evolutionary brilliance and have a purpose, a reason for being, a right to exist, and are necessary to maintain life’s full potential. From the lowly worm to soaring eagles, to the human race – all naturally evolved life has value and relies upon all the rest. Even seemingly noxious disease organisms and man-eating predators have a role to play in maintaining ecological balance.

Humankind’s demand for resources and growth overwhelms nature, our steady diminishment of ecosystems abruptly changes climate, and this is collapsing the biosphere. Global ecosystems – water, air, food, forests, oceans, wetlands, and more – are collapsing and dying under the burden of human industrial and population growth.... http://www.ecoearth.info/blog/2013/10/essay_ecology_is_the_meaning_o.asp

 

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

 

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

 

February 20, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

THICH NHAT HANH:

BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values?intcmp=239

 

                                                 VIDEO

September 5, 2013 Treehugger
UNTIL WE GRIEVE, WE'LL NEVER PROTECT THE EARTH

We'll protect what we fall in love with, that's the premise behind this video on the stunning beauty of pollination.

http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/until-we-grieve-well-never-protect-earth.html

 

 26 August 2010 Guardian - Living Our Values

THICH NHAT HAHN:  ZEN AND THE ART OF PROTECTING THE PLANET: In Rare Interview with zen buddhist master Thay warns of the threat to civilisation from climate change and the spiritual revival that is needed to avert catastrophe http://www.theguardian.com/sustainability/environment-zen-buddhism-sustainability

 

Jan 21, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

THICH NHAT HANH:  ONLY LOVE CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE

Leading spiritual teacher Thay suggests that our search for fame, wealth, power and sexual gratification provides the perfect refuge for people to hide from the truth about the many challenges facing the world. Worse still, our addiction to material goods and a hectic lifestyle provides only a temporary plaster for gaping emotional and spiritual wounds, which only drives greater loneliness and unhappiness..... http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-master-thich-nhat-hanh-love-climate-change

 

March 23, 3012 -  The Ecologist

THICH NHAT HANH

MAYBE IN 100 YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET   http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/1474669518/thich-nhat-hanh-maybe-in-100-years-there-will-be-no-more-humans-on-the-planet-the-ecologist

 

▶  BLOG -----AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://ow.ly/n97Vf

 

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

 

 

SEE:

▶▶ Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment by @pdjmoo  http://sco.lt/8D8NuL

 

▶▶ OUR OCEANS NEED US by @pdjmoo  http://sco.lt/6wow1R

 

▶▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL by @pdjmoo http://sco.lt/7Myakz

 

 

                                                     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/

 

 

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

 

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

 

WHY THE ECONOMY NEEDS NATURE http://sco.lt/6WP6On

 

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

 

 

 

 

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


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


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


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


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

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The Global Chemical Biotech Cartel - An unprecedented power over world agriculture and human health

The Global Chemical Biotech Cartel - An unprecedented power over world agriculture and human health | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 Six multinational companies dominate the agricultural input market, and they’re in cahoots. When a handful of corporations own the world’s seed, pesticide and biotech industries, they control the fate of food and farming.

Between them, Monsanto, Dow, BASF, Bayer, Syngenta and DuPont control the global seed, pesticide and agricultural biotechnology markets. This kind of historically unprecedented power over world agriculture enables them to:

http://www.panna.org/issues/pesticides-profit/chemical-cartel

 

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

 

 ▶   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

 

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

 

                                                --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki 

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

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

 

 

                                      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

 

 

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

 

Sustainable Brands, December 09, 2013
  ▶  COMPANIES NEED A NEW GAME PLAN FOR CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/green_chemistry/tim-greiner/companies-need-new-game-plan-chemical-management

 

                                                      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

 

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

 

 December 12, 2012 Corporate Europe Observatory

 ▶   PUPPET ON A STRING: ARE OUR GOVERNMENTS BEING USED TO DEFEND CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IN LOBBYING BATTLE? http://corporateeurope.org/blog/efsa-used-defend-industry-lobbying-battle-chemicals

 

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

 

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

 

Environmental Health News, September 23, 2013
 ▶   SPECIAL REPORT:  SCIENTISTS CRITICAL OF NEW EU CHEMICAL POLICY HAVE INDUSTRY TIES, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/eu-conflict

 

 The Cornucopia Institute, July 17, 2013
 ▶   STAND-OFF LOOMS OVER U.S. PLANS TO CUT GMO CROP OVERSIGHT - The measures could speed the path to market for big biotech companies like Monsanto and Dow Chemical that make billions of dollars from genetically altered corn, soybeans, cotton and other crops... http://www.cornucopia.org/2012/07/stand-off-looms-over-u-s-plans-to-cut-gmo-crop-oversight/

 

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

 

 ▶   EXPOSURE TO CHEMICALS IN FOOD AND PESTICIDES - BREAST CANCER, PARKINSON'S DISEASE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3869561061/exposure-to-chemicals-in-food-and-pesticides-breast-cancer-parkinson-s-disease

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                       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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 ▶   GMO GIANT, DuPONT, HIRES  EX-COPS TO 'ENFORCE' SEED PATENTS ON FARMERS  - USA Govt Impotent to Interfere http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3519359029/gmo-giant-dupont-hires-ex-cops-to-enforce-seed-patents-on-farmers-usa-govt-impotent-to-interfere

 

▶ 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

 

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

 

 

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

 

                                                      VIDEO

                                              ISLANDS AT RISK

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

                                            http://sco.lt/89RTVZ

 

 

Independent Science News, October 30, 2013
 ▶   THE FOUNDING FABLES OF INDUSTRIALIZED AGRICULTURE http://www.independentsciencenews.org/un-sustainable-farming/the-founding-fables-of-industrialised-agriculture/

 

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

 

 

 

 ▶   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

 

 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

 

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

 

June 7, 2012 Grist, Tom Lasky

 ▶   THE MONSANTO SEED & FOOD MONOPOLY AND USA GOVT:  FEDS TO FARMERS - GROW GMO SUGAR BEETS OR ELSE... http://grist.org/industrial-agriculture/feds-to-farmers-grow-gmo-beets-or-face-a-sugar-shortage/

 

September 4, 2013 Grist
 ▶   WHY ARE THERE PESTICIDES AND GMOs IN OUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES? http://grist.org/news/why-are-there-pesticides-and-gmos-in-our-national-wildlife-refuges/

 

                                                          WATCH

      FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE - A WORLD WITHOUT AMPHIBIANS

                                                 http://sco.lt/5U62ML

 

 

July 2, 2013 GRAIN —
 ▶   THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF SOYBEANS: SYNGENTA, AGRIBUSINESS AND NEOCOLONIALISM http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4749-the-united-republic-of-soybeans-take-two

 

 

 

▶   DUPONT, MONSANTO AND OBAMA vs WORLD'S SMALL FAMILY FARMERS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/947127277/dupont-monsanto-and-obama-versus-the-world-s-family-farmers

 

 ▶   THE 'MONSANTO RIDER': Is the Biotech Agricultural Cartel About to Gain Immunity from Federal Law? http://ow.ly/e5VnP

 

 

▶   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

 

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

 

July 16, 2013 Nation of Change
 ▶   GROUNDBREAKING NEW STUDY LINKS GMO TO LEUKEMIA: WHEN WILL MONSANTO STOP LYING TO US? http://www.nationofchange.org/groundbreaking-new-study-links-gmo-leukemia-when-will-monsanto-stop-lying-us-1373984961

 

July 8, 2013 Institute For Agriculture and Trade Policy
 ▶   CHEMICALS AND OBESITY http://www.iatp.org/documents/chemicals-and-obesity

 

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

 

 

ETC Group, September 4, 2013
▶  WHO WILL CONTROL THE AGRICULTURAL INPUTS: THE STATE OF CORPORATE CONCENTRATION, 2013 (PDF REPORT)
PUTTING THE CARTEL BEFORE THE HORSE... AND FARM, SEEDS, SOIL AND PEASANTS ETC. http://www.etcgroup.org/putting_the_cartel_before_the_horse_2013

 

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

 

 

                                                -- 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

 

 

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

 

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 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

 

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/

 

June 4, 2013 Japan Times

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

 

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

 

 

▶   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 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

 

June 7, 2011 GMWatch
 ▶   PUBLIC KEPT IN DARK ON ROUNDUP LINK WITH BIRTH DEFECTS - NEW REPORT http://www.gmwatch.org/latest-listing/1-news-items/13228-public-kept-in-the-dark-on-roundup-link-with-birth-defects-new-report

 

 

May 13, 2013 The Guardian UK, Wenonah Hauter
 ▶   US STATE DEPT JOINS PUSH TO DISTRIBUTE GM CROPS AROUND THE WORLD, WHETHER PEOPLE WANT THEM OR NOT http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/14/monsanto-gm-crops-worldwide

 

July 15, 2013 GMWatch
 ▶   GMOs HAVE CHANGED BRAZILIAN AGRICULTURE FOR THE WORSE, SAYS AGRONOMIST - PART 1 http://www.gmwatch.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14971

 

August 7, 2013 Pambazuka -
 ▶   GENETICALLY ENGINEERED Bt COTTON IN GHANA: THE HIDDEN AGENDA EXPOSED http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/88550

 

 

 

 April 27, 2013 Guardian Environment
 ▶   INSECTICIDE FIRMS IN SECRET BID TO STOP BAN THAT COULD SAVE BEES - AND YOU http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/apr/28/europe-insecticides-ban-save-bees

 

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

 

 ▶   'BEE FRIENDLY' PRETREATED PLANTS WITH DEADLY PESTICIDES SOLD INTO CONSUMER MARKET http://sco.lt/6CpeAD

 

 

▶   INDIA: PEASANTS DESTROY MONSANTO'S GM CORN FIELD TRIALS http://sco.lt/4sRUrx

 

 ▶    OBAMA AG BILL GIVES FREE LICENSE TO GIANT BIOTECH CARTEL TO FEED US BIOTECH PESTICIDE-RIDDEN GMO foods -  NO oversight NO regulation NO Labels http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3728095577/obama-ag-bill-gives-food-mafia-free-license-to-feed-us-biotech-gmo-foods-no-oversight-no-regulation-no-public-input

 

 ▶   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

 

 ▶   SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY LACKS OVERSIGHT AND SAFEGUARDS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1736807698/synthetic-biology-lacks-oversight-and-safeguards

 

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

 

 

 

   ▶   ------- AND THEY CONTROL OUR GLOBAL FOOD SUPPLY --------------

They patent and own seeds, industrial chemical-based fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and many other hidden industries in the Big Agricultural and Big Food Industries.

 

 The Associated Press Report:

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

 

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

 

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

 

 ▶   GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD, PROMISES AND PERILS: Mother Nature News http://www.motherearthnews.com/Real-Food/2002-10-01/Genetically-Engineered-Food-Promises-and-Perils.aspx

 

Jan 18, 2013

 ▶   MONSANTO'S GMO PATENTED SEEDS WANT TO RULE THE WORLD All part of AGENDA 21 http://www.thetruthdenied.com/news/2013/01/18/httpwww-thetruthdenied-comnewsp7561/

 

 

 

                                            -- RESEARCH --

 

 ▶   NO SEEDS, NO INDEPENDENT RESEARCH - The GMO Patent Game http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3087172079/no-seeds-no-independent-research-the-gmo-patent-game

 

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

2. GMO Debate Heats Up: Critics Say BIOTECH INDUSTRY MANIPULATING GENES AND SCIENCE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/21/gmo-proposition-37-study-funding-research_n_1904535.html

3. FACT-CHECKING GMO FOODS |http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2764622953/fact-checking-about-gmo-foods

BBC News -
4. 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

5. DUPONT, MONSANTO AND OBAMA VS WORLD'S SMALL FAMILY FARMERS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/947127277/dupont-monsanto-and-obama-versus-the-world-s-family-farmers

6. WHO OWNS NATURE?

Scientists eye nanotechnologies to boost crop yields | EurActiv http://www.euractiv.com/specialreport-agriculture/scientists-eye-nanotechnologies-news-516218?utm_source=EurActiv%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=177927e68e-newsletter_science__policymaking&utm_medium=email

 


 

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

 

 

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

 

=================MORE ARTICLES:

 

 ▶   SMELLING A CORPORATE RAT http://www.spinwatch.org/-articles-by-category-mainmenu-8/46-gm-industry/5546

 

 ▶   EXCELLENT READ (IN KINDLE: "GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS: PROMISES, PERILS, AND THE NEED FOR PUBLIC POLICY" -  This booklet will be helpful for understanding biotechnology issues and for guidance on engaging these issues at the level of public policy for the common good http://www.amazon.com/Genetically-Modified-Crops-Institute-ebook/dp/B0087SCUX2

 

 ▶    ▶   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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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, October 25, 2013 7:35 AM

I could not explain it better. "Six multinational companies dominate the agricultural input market, and they are in cahoots. When a handful of corporations own the world’s seed, pesticide and biotech industries, they control the fate of food and farming.

Between them, Monsanto, Dow, BASF, Bayer, Syngenta and DuPont control the global seed, pesticide and agricultural biotechnology markets."

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BIG PHARMA, BIG BUCKS: The Trillion Dollar Drug Pushers

BIG PHARMA, BIG BUCKS:  The Trillion Dollar Drug Pushers | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

                                                  WATCH

                                   DOCUMENTARY - PART 1
                                    "BIG BUCKS, BIG PHARMA"
                            Marketing Disease and Pushing Drugs

               http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRV0EGm2q9U


Institute of Science in Society, April 15, 2013

REPORT: END OF DRUG MONOPOLIES AND MEGA PROFITS? - PATENTS http://www.i-sis.org.uk/End_of_monopolies_and_megaprofits.php


HuffPost Business, February 17, 2015
▶ THE BIG PHARMA DRUG THAT IS BANKRUPTING AMERICA. How can Gilead Sciences charge $84,000 for a drug that costs less than $300 to produce?  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-sachs/the-drug-that-is-bankrupt_b_6692340.html


NPR, December 30, 2013
$1,000 PILL FOR HEPATITIS C SPURS DEBATE OVER DRUG PRICES AND PROFITS The drug Sovaldi will cost $1,000 per pill. A typical course of treatment will last 12 weeks and run $84,000, plus the cost of necessary companion drugs. Some patients may need treatment for twice as long. http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/12/30/256885858/-1-000-pill-for-hepatitis-c-spurs-debate-over-drug-prices


NBR, July 15, 2014
HEPATITIS C DRUG SOLVADI DRAWS A RECORD $2.27 BILLION IN REVENUE IN ITS FIRST QUARTER ON THE MARKET. PUTTING IT ON PACE FOR THE FASTEST DRUG LAUNCH OF ALL TIME http://nbr.com/2014/07/15/the-next-hepatitis-c-nash/


                                                VIDEO REPORT

     THE  MASSIVE U.S. PRESCRIPTION OPIOID DRUG ADDICTION
                                 PBS Newshour, January 06, 2015

The United States is in the midst of a severe epidemic of prescription opioid addiction and overdose deaths.  According to the CDC, this is the worst drug epidemic in United States’ history...there are more Americans dying from painkiller overdoses who are getting these medications from doctors than young people who we now see switching to heroin.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/u-s-regulate-powerful-painkillers/


September 26, 2013 Business Insider
PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS NOW KILL MORE AMERICANS THAN HEROIN AND COCAINE http://www.businessinsider.com/painkillers-kill-more-americans-than-heroin-and-cocaine-2012-


The Atlantic, October 30, 2014
THE NEW HEROIN EPIDEMIC IN AMERICA - FROM PAIN KILLERS TO OPIATES http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/10/the-new-heroin-epidemic/382020/

                  MORE ON THE PAIN KILLER EPIDEMIC BELOW


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


CBS Atlanta, June 19, 2013

STUDY:  70 PERCENT OF AMERICANS ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2013/06/19/study-70-percent-of-americans-on-prescription-drugs-one-fifth-take-5-or-more/#comment-1215312699


Truthout, April 29, 2014
HAND IN HAND WITH U.S. GOVERNMENT, BIG PHARMA PUSHES FOR MORE PROFITS: CONSOLIDATING POWER http://truth-out.org/news/item/23279-hand-in-hand-with-us-government-big-pharma-pushes-for-more-profits


April 20, 2013 AlterNet

11 MAJOR DRUG COMPANIES RAKED IN $85 BILLION LAST YEAR AND LEFT MANY TO DIE WHO COULDN'T BUY THEIR PRICEY DRUGS http://www.alternet.org/11-major-drug-companies-raked-85-billion-last-year-and-left-many-die-who-couldnt-buy-their-price


 July 7, 2013, Whiteout Press

U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES BIG DRUG COMPANIES EXEMPT FROM LAWSUITS http://www.whiteoutpress.com/articles/q32013/supreme-court-rules-drug-companies-exempt-from-lawsuits/

 

Nation of Change, May 17, 2014

BIG PHARMA SPENDS $65.4 MILLION ON LOBBYING IN Q1 OF 2014.  It's an astronomical amount for any industry to spend on winning over politicians and special interest groups. http://ow.ly/wXCfN

 

June 26, 2013 Huffington Post

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AND CONGRESS PRO BIG PHARMA:  INTENSIFY OPPOSITION TO  GLOBAL AFFORDABLE GENERIC DRUG INDUSTRY  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/28/obama-generic-drugs_n_3513011.html


 Chemistry Blog, April 29, 2014

SMELLING THE GOLDEN GRAIL: CONSOLIDATION, MEGA-MERGERS BY BIG PHARMA GIVE THEM GREATER POWER WITHIN THE HEALTH CARE BOOM REDUCING OPTIONS FOR CHEAPER DRUGS http://prospect.rsc.org/blogs/cw/2014/04/29/no-smoke-without-fire-for-pharma-mergers/


Forbes, January, 16, 2014
UNDER "OBAMACARE" RISKS GROW FOR HIGH-MARGIN DRUG STOCKS http://www.forbes.com/sites/hilarykramer/2014/01/16/under-obamacare-risks-grow-for-high-margin-drug-stocks/

                                                 

                                           VIDEO REPORT
                                 Democracy Now, October16, 2014
AN UNPROFITABLE DISEASE: IN THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF EBOLA. Ebola is not profitable for the pharmaceutical industry. "I think we need to begin to ask whether capitalism itself is not pathogenic, whether neoliberalism is not pathogenic." http://www.democracynow.org/2014/10/16/an_unprofitable_disease_in_the_political


Naked Capitalism, April 25, 2014
THE STEALTHY, UGLY GROWTH OF CORPORATIZED MEDICINE http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2014/04/stealthy-ugly-growth-corporatized-medicine.html

 

                                                    VIDEO

                                                     CNN

PULLING BACK THE CURTAIN ON THE PHARMACEUTICAL DRUG CARTEL http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/10/16/drug-commercials-misleading.aspx

 

Forbes, December 26, 2013

THE DARK SIDE OF BIG PHARMA http://www.forbes.com/sites/dalearcher/2013/12/26/the-dark-side-of-big-pharma-2/


                                                 VIDEO REPORT
                                                 Democracy Now
                              REPORT ON BIG BUCKS, BIG PHARMA

                                   Marketing Disease & Pushing Drugs

http://www.democracynow.org/2007/1/19/big_bucks_big_pharma_marketing_disease


Alternet, October 06, 2014
ROBERT REICH:  THE REAL REASON BIG PHARMA RIPS US OFF

 http://www.alternet.org/corporate-accountability-and-workplace/robert-reich-real-reason-big-pharma-rips-us


  April 30, 2013 - AlterNet

HOW BIG PHARMA IS KILLING AMERICANS AND BANKRUPTING THE COUNTRY? Lifesaving medications and commonly prescribed drugs in America today are absurdly expensive  – Ripping off Americans.... http://www.alternet.org/how-big-pharma-killing-americans-and-bankrupting-country?akid=10381.237541.JvjddF&rd=1&src=newsletter833011&t=16

 

Huffington Post, December 30, 1213
A WONDERLAND OF PRICES:  WHAT PHARMACIES PAY FOR THE DRUGS THEY BUY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-belk/a-wonderland-of-prices-wh_b_4506166.html

 

Huffington Post, December 15, 2013
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED TO THE PRICE OF A DRUG http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-belk/drug-prices_b_4440142.html

 

 Time Magazine, February 20, 2013

BITTER PILL:  WHY MEDICAL BILLS ARE KILLING US http://www.uta.edu/faculty/story/2311/Misc/2013,2,26,MedicalCostsDemandAndGreed.pdf

 

Huffington Post, October 14, 2013

ARE YOU PAYING WAY TOO MUCH FOR YOUR MEDICATIONS? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-belk/health-care-costs_b_4066552.html



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                         THE PAIN KILLER/HEROIN EPIDEMIC

                               A NATION OF "JUNKIES"?

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

 

 Alternet, May 06, 2014

WHO IS BEHIND THE PAIN KILLER EPIDEMIC?  BIG PHARMA, OF COURSE http://www.alternet.org/drugs/who-behind-opioid-epidemic-big-pharma-course

 

Bloomberg, February 06, 2014
BREAKING THE BOND OF HEROIN AND PAINKILLERS. "Many individuals who have become addicted to prescription painkillers (a group that includes OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet and Roxicodone) at some point realize that, depending on where they live, heroin, which is pharmacologically similar, is cheaper and easier to get." http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-06/heroin-and-painkillers-come-together.html?alcmpid=view

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT
                                 PBS Newshour, February 03, 2014
                      WHY MORE AMERICANS ARE GETTING HIGH

                              - AND OVERDOSING - ON HEROIN.

                    Over Prescription of Pain Killers Is a Good Starter
 http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/why-more-americans-getting-high-and-overdosing-heroin/

 

 Dr. Sanjay Gupta, January 29, 2014
FATAL PRESCRIPTION:  AMERICA'S PAIN-PILL EPIDEMIC http://www.everydayhealth.com/news/fatal-prescription-americas-pain-pill-epidemic/

                                                    WATCH: 

                                     PBS Newshour Report
WOUNDED VETERANS FACING ADDICTION TO EPIDEMIC OF OVER-PRESCRIBED NARCOTIC OPIATE PAINKILLERS http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/military/july-dec13/veterans_10-03.html

 

 The New Yorker, November 12, 2013
NARCOTICS ON THE GO:  WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PAIN-PILL EPIDEMIC? http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/currency/2013/11/who-is-responsible-for-the-pain-pill-epidemic.html

 

                                                    PAY TO PLAY 

     FDA TOO COSEY WITH PHARMACEUTICAL FIRMS:  REGULATING THE $9 BILLION PAINKILLER MARKET JUST IN THE UNITED STATES http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/pharmaceutical-firms-paid-to-attend-meetings-of-panel-that-advises-fda-e-mails-show/2013/10/06/a02a2548-2b80-11e3-b139-029811dbb57f_story.html

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT

                                RT News, December 28, 2013
                                             LAWFUL KILLERS:
BRITS HOOKED ON LEGAL HIGHS AS GOVERNMENT TURNS BLIND EYE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgudKhxfsfQ


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

 

 

Truthout, October 10, 2014
 ▶ BIG PHARMA LOBBIES HARD TO END INDIA'S DISTRIBUTION OF AFFORDABLE GENERIC DRUGS http://truth-out.org/news/item/26721-big-pharma-lobbies-hard-to-end-india-s-distribution-of-affordable-generic-drugs


Reuters, January 22, 2014
DANISH GOVERNMENT WANTS ACTION AGAINST DRUG FIRMS WHO PREVENT COMPETITION http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/22/us-lundbeck-idUSBREA0L0Z920140122

 

 Reuters, May 26, 2014
A BITTER PILL AS CHINA CRACKDOWN SQUEEZES BIG PHARMA PROFIT MARGINS http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/26/china-pharmaceuticals-margins-pix-graphi-idUSL3N0OC1A220140526

 

 July 22, 2013 Nation of Change

SUPREME COURT RULES DRUG COMPANIES EXEMPT FROM LAWSUITS IN 5-4 VOTE http://www.nationofchange.org/supreme-court-rules-drug-companies-exempt-lawsuits-5-4-vote-monsanto-strategy-1374503175

 

May 20, 2013 New Internationalist

CORPORATIONS CASHING ON ON MENTAL HEALTH DIAGNOSIS http://newint.org/blog/2013/05/21/dsm-big-pharma/


                                                     WATCH
                           Beyond Business:  France24 REPORT
MONEY AND MENTAL HEALTH:  DID BIG PHARMA WRITE ' THE PSYCHIATRIST'S BIBLE'? Are drug companies pushing to change the definition of mental illness for their own benefit? http://www.france24.com/en/20140315-beyond-business-dsm-manual-mental-disorders-psychiatry-economy-drug-companies-diagnostic-lobbying-illness-apa-health/

 

 Matter, July 28, 2014
IS BIG PHARMA TESTING YOUR MEDS ON HOMELESS PEOPLE?
How the destitute and the mentally ill are being used as human lab rats. The Best-Selling, Billion-Dollar Pills Tested on Homeless People. https://medium.com/matter/did-big-pharma-test-your-meds-on-homeless-people-a6d8d3fc7dfe

  

                                                       WATCH

                                  April 30, 2013 PBS Newshour

                                              Video Investigation

PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE: TOP 10 THINGS CDC SAYS YOU SHOULD KNOW http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/04/prescription-drug-abuse-top-10-things-cdc-says-you-should-know.html

 

                                              VIDEO REPORT

                              September 15, 2013 PBS Newshour
TV DRUG ADS FREQUENTLY MAKE MISLEADING CLAIMS ACCORDING TO STUDY http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/09/tv-drug-ads-frequently-make-misleading-claims-according-to-study.html

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT
                                               Democracy Now
 ▶ STUDY: PHARMACEUTICAL DRUG COMPANIES TOP MILITARY INDUSTRY IN DEFRAUDING U.S. GOVERNMENT http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/national-affairs/how-drug-companies-corrupt-medical-journals-20110606



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                                                   C A N C E R

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

 

April 25, 2013 New York Times
CANCER PHYSICIANS ATTACK HIGH DRUG COSTS  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/26/business/cancer-physicians-attack-high-drug-costs.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1&;

 

                                                      WATCH

                                         Explosive Documentary

                                           "CUT, POISON, BURN"

                PROFITEERING CANCER INDUSTRY RIPPED WIDE OPEN http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/06/profiteering-cancer-industry-ripped-wide-open-by-explosive-documentary-cut-poison-burn-2672746.html

 

April 25, 2013 - New York Times

BIG PHARMA NEEDS YOU SICK:

Only 10% of cancers are genetic. 90% are environmentally triggered, as CANCER drug prices hit $100,000 per year http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/26/business/cancer-physicians-attack-high-drug-costs.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

 

June 26, 2012 Ecocentric
ON FOOD AND PHARMACEUTICALS http://www.gracelinks.org/blog/632/on-food-and-pharmaceuticals

 

Nation of Change, April 24, 2014

MIA IN THE WAR ON CANCER:  WHERE ARE THE LOW-COST TREATMENTS? http://www.nationofchange.org/mia-war-cancer-where-are-low-cost-treatments-1398353794

 

 The Daily Beast, April 23, 2014
HOW BIG PHARMA HOLDS BACK ON THE WAR ON CANCER. Big Pharma’s focus on blockbuster cancer drugs squeezes out cheaper treatments. The result, one researcher says: ‘If we’re winning the war on cancer, we’re not winning that fast.’ http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/04/23/how-big-pharma-holds-back-in-the-war-on-cancer.html

 

 Knowledge Ecology International, January 22, 2014
BAYER CEO, MARJIN DEKKERS:  NEXAVAR PATENTED CANCER DRUG IS FOR "WESTERN PATIENTS WHO CAN AFFORD IT" http://keionline.org/node/1910

 

  - ▶ LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUNA A BIG PHARMA BONANZA: THE CORPORATIZATION OF MARIJUANA IN THE USA http://sco.lt/4xaV4T



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                                           DRUGGING KIDS

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

 

 Common Dreams, December 16, 2013

HOW BIG PHARMA MARKETS TO, AND PROFITS FROM, A 'CAN'T-PAY-ATTENTION NATION' A twenty-year marketing campaign has made highly powerful stimulants into household names... and they're just getting started http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/12/16-0

 

AlterNet September 20, 2013
A TODDLER ON 3 DIFFERENT PSYCHIATRIC MEDS? HOW DRUGGING KIDS BECAME BIG BUSINESS. Big pharma has discovered a lucrative new market in kids.
 http://www.alternet.org/drugs/toddler-3-different-psychiatric-meds-how-drugging-kids-became-big-business

 

ANTIPSYCHOTIC PRESCRIPTION IN CHILDREN HAVE SKYROCKETED - DRUG COMPANIES AGGRESSIVE MARKETING TACTICS http://sco.lt/6RsnMv

 

New York Times, December 16, 2013

INDEPTH INVESTIGATION: THE SELLING OF ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER. The Number of Diagnoses Soared Amid a 20-Year Drug Marketing Campaign http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/15/health/the-selling-of-attention-deficit-disorder.html

 

Huffington Post Canada, November 22, 2013

ANTIDEPRESSANT USE HAS SOARED IN RICH COUNTRIES OVER PAST DECADE.  WHO'S USING THE MOST ANTIDEPRESSANTS? http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/11/22/antidepressant-use-world-canada_n_4320429.html?ir=Canada

 

                                                      WATCH

                            THE SHADOW OF THALIDOMIDE

                The Greed of The Pharmaceutical Drug Companies
In the 1950s, thalidomide cut a wide swath of destruction across the world, leaving behind thousands of deformed infants, but that was only the beginning of the story... http://www.nytimes.com/video/2013/09/23/us/100000002455842/the-shadow-of-thalidomide.html?smid=tw-share

 

Treehugger, January 10, 2014

COULD DOCTORS HAVE AN ULTERIOR MOTIVE IN TELLING PEOPLE NOT TO BUY MULTIVITAMINS? http://www.treehugger.com/health/could-doctors-have-ulterior-motive-telling-people-not-buy-multivitamins.html

 

July 23, 2013 Wake Up World
YET ANOTHER FRANKENFOOD PANDORA'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

 

Alpha Minds

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

 

 

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

                               OBAMA'S AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

        NO CAPS ON PHARMACEUTICAL OR MEDICAL DEVICE PRICING

                                   A BONANZA FOR CORPORATIONS

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

 

Alternet, January 17, 2014

"OBAMACARE" COULDN'T STOP DRUG COMPANY FROM CHARGING $13,700 FOR A DRUG THAT COSTS $300. Obamacare did not cap costs of drugs, medical devices, and insurance costs -giving the industries free rein to increase prices at will.  It has failed to bring the outrageous price of healthcare under control, and has instead socialized the stratospheric costs of drugs and treatment,  http://www.alternet.org/obamacare-couldnt-stop-drug-company-charging-13700-drug-costs-300?akid=11415.237541.cboy1D&rd=1&src=newsletter948518&t=5

 

Naked Capitalism, December 5, 2013
"OBAMACARE' S DRUG COVERAGE MINEFIELD - Obamacare is a stealth handout to insurers and Big Pharma. It is intended to force more healthy individuals who went uninsured into the pool, and it also allows insurers to fatten their profit margins from pre-Obamacare rules. Big Pharma benefits from a prohibition on drug re=importation... http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/12/obamacares-drug-coverage-minefield.html

 

                                              VIDEO REPORT
                         PBS NewsHour, December 31, 2013
              THE BATTLE OVER PRESCRIPTION DRUG "SAVINGS"
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/health/july-dec13/drugs_12-31.html

 

 Money Morning, October 3, 2013

MEDICAL INDUSTRY, BIG PHARMA BIG WINNERS IN OBAMA'S NEW AFFORDABLE CARE ACT:  HERE'S WHY http://moneymorning.com/ob-article/obamacare-billionaires.php?code=dis-oc-billionaires

 

 April 8, 2013 - RSN

▶  BIG PHARMA MADE $711 BILLION OVERCHARGING SENIORS AND DISABLED http://rt.com/usa/big-pharma-senior-disabled-576/

 

                                                  VIDEO REPORT
                                    Newshour PBS, April 23, 2014
WITH NO PRICE CAPS ON AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, BIG PHARMA MAKES A KILLING. New Hepatitis-C drug raises hope at a hefty price, and it's your tax dollars http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/new-hepatitis-c-drug-raises-hope-hefty-price/

 

 

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

                                                 ANTIBIOTICS

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


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

 

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

 

                                                       WATCH

                                   ANTIBIOTICS IN YOUR FOOD

                 May 1, 2013 Food And Environment Reporting

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

 

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


 Video - FIX Antibiotics

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

 

 ▶ THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT: CAFOs FACTORY FARMING http://sco.lt/6nyxoP

 

 

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

                                              GENERIC DRUGS

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

 

                                                       WATCH

                                                 DIRTY MEDICINE

                                        May 13, 2013 CNN Money
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER ON GENERIC DRUG PRODUCTION CORRUPTION http://features.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2013/05/15/ranbaxy-fraud-lipitor/

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT
                             PBS Newshour, December 23, 2013
                              THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG RACKET

   WHY GENERIC DRUGS DON'T NECESSARILY MEAN LOWER PRICES http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/health/july-dec13/generics_12-23.html

 

July 17, 2013 Los Angeles Times

US SUPREME COURT RULES FOR GENERIC DRUGS, AGAINST 'PAY FOR DELAY' ON PATENTED DRUGS http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-supreme-court-generic-drugs-ruling-20130617,0,3263003.story

 

June 17, 2013 Washington Post
READ: THE US SUPREME COURT RULES AGAINST BIG PHARMA "PAY TO DELAY" GENERIC DRUGS  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/06/17/read-the-supreme-court-rules-against-big-pharma/

 

September 2, 2013 New York Times
HOW A CABAL KEEPS GENERICS SCARCE http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/03/opinion/how-a-cabal-keeps-generics-scarce.html

 

MASSIVE FRAUD AT GENERIC LIPITOR MANUFACTURER  http://www.opednews.com/articles/Investigative-Journalist-K-by-Joan-Brunwasser-130522-185.html

 

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

                                    BIG PHARMA AND PHYSICIANS

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


▶ INDEPTH ONGOING INVESTIGATION, "DOLLARS FOR DOCS" ProPublica

http://www.propublica.org/series/dollars-for-docs

 

                                                  ProPublica

                       DOLLARS FOR DOCS - ONLINE DATA BASE

                          http://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/


ProPublica, December 16, 2013
DOLLARS FOR DOCTORS: GLAXOSMITHKLINE TO QUIT PAYING DOCTORS FOR PROMOTIONAL TALKS http://www.propublica.org/article/glaxosmithkline-to-quit-paying-doctors-for-promotional-talks?utm_source=et&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dailynewsletter


Vox, September 30, 2014
DOCTORS AND HOSPITALS GOT AT LEAST $3.5 BILLION FROM INDUSTRY IN JUST FIVE MONTHS http://www.vox.com/2014/9/30/6868897/you-can-now-search-for-your-doctors-pharma-payments-online-sunshine-act


Alternet, October 01, 2014
BIG PHARMA BUYING OFF DOCTORS: 5 FACTS ABOUT THE CLOSE TIES BETWEEN PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES AND DOCTORS http://www.alternet.org/corporate-accountability-and-workplace/5-facts-about-creepily-close-ties-between-pharmaceutical

 

 ProPublica, March 25, 2014
DOUBLE DIP: DOCTORS PAID TO ADVISE, PROMOTE DRUG COMPANIES THAT FUND THEIR RESEARCH http://www.propublica.org/article/double-dip-doctors-paid-to-advise-promote-drug-companies-that-fund-research

 

Telegraph, January 03, 2014
▶  DRUG COMPANIES 'WITHHOLDING RESEARCH' FROM DOCTORS, MPs WARN http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/10548392/Drug-companies-withholding-research-from-doctors-MPs-warn.html


July 16, 2013 Pro Publica

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT THE DRUGS YOUR DOCTOR PRESCRIBES.  ONLINE DATA BASE http://www.propublica.org/article/why-you-should-care-about-the-drugs-your-doctor-prescribes



April 18, 2013 LifeWise
JUST POP A PILL: FIVE LIES PSYCHIATRY TELLS FOR POWER AND PROFIT http://southweb.org/lifewise/five-lies-psychiatry-tells-for-power-and-profit/#.UcJjJmaE8Jk

 

May 30, 2013 AlterNet
MEET THE DOCTOR BIG PHARMA CAN'T SHUT UP - The Pharmaceutical industry has compromised the Western medical establishment and hooked America on drugs http://www.alternet.org/meet-doctor-big-pharma-cant-shut?akid=10514.237541.jaojGp&rd=1&src=newsletter849201&t=3

 

June 20, 2013 ProPublica

U.S. INSPECTOR GENERAL FAULTS MEDICARE FOR NOT TRACKING 'EXTREME' PHARMACEUTICAL PRESCRIBERS http://www.propublica.org/article/inspector-general-faults-medicare-for-not-tracking-extreme-prescribers


ProPublica, December 24, 2013

▶  SENATORS PRESS MEDICARE FOR ANSWERS TO DRUG PROGRAM - ProPublica reporters, using Medicare’s own data, identified scores of doctors whose prescription patterns within the program bore the hallmarks of fraud. The cost of medications prescribed by one Miami doctor jumped from $282,000 to $4 million in one year http://www.propublica.org/article/senators-press-medicare-for-answers-on-drug-program

 

 

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

                                                -- RESEARCH --

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

 

Telegraph, January 03, 2014
▶  DRUG COMPANIES 'WITHHOLDING RESEARCH' FROM DOCTORS, MPs WARN http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/10548392/Drug-companies-withholding-research-from-doctors-MPs-warn.html

 

Rolling Stone, June 6, 2013
HOW DRUG COMPANIES CORRUPT MEDICAL JOURNALS  http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/national-affairs/how-drug-companies-corrupt-medical-journals-20110606

 

July 21, 2013 The Guardian
BIG PHARMA MOBILISING PATIENTS IN BATTLE OVER DRUG TRIAL DATA: The pharmaceutical industry has "mobilised" an army of patient groups to lobby against plans to force companies to publish secret documents on drugs trials BEFORE going to market http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/jul/21/big-pharma-secret-drugs-trials

 

 June 28, 2013 New York Times

BREAKING THE TIGHT SEAL ON PHARMACEUTICAL DRUG COMPANY RESEARCH. Pushing the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies to open their records to outsiders in an effort to better understand the benefits and potential harms of the drugs that billions of people take every day http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/30/business/breaking-the-seal-on-drug-research.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT

                                        DW.DE, October 1, 2013
                                             PATIENTS IN PERIL:

WESTERN PHARMACEUTICAL FIRMS IN THE FORMER EAST GERMANY CARRIED OUT UNAUTHORIZED TEST ON THOUSANDS OF PATIENTS http://www.dw.de/patients-in-peril-western-pharmaceuticals-firms-in-the-former-east-germany/av-16512851

 

 

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

                                                  PATENTS

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


July 18, 2013 Techdirt
USING PATENTS TO NEEDLESSLY DRIVE UP HEALTHCARE COSTS: THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF EVERGREENING DRUGS http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130613/01524223447/using-patents-to-needlessly-drive-up-healthcare-costs-economic-impact-evergreening-drugs.shtml

 

April 25, 2013 EurActive

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY PATENTING INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE ON PLANT-BASED MEDICINES, WITHOUT COMPENSATION.  THAT IS ABOUT TO CHANGE

The European Parliament is debating a draft biopiracy law requiring industry to compensate indigenous people if it makes commercial use of local knowledge such as plant-based medicines... from the predatory attitude of big European Pharmaceutical companies http://www.euractiv.com/health/eu-mulls-biopiracy-law-news-519381


Conservation Magazine, March 09, 2013
▶ A BITTER PILL : MAJOR DRUG COMPANIES BIO-PROSPECTING DRUGS FROM THE NATURAL WORLD NOW SHIFTING ITS ATTENTION TO PATENTED SYNTHETIC COMPOUNDS AND VACCINES INSTEAD http://conservationmagazine.org/2012/03/a-bitter-pill/

 

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

 

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

 

 28 March, 2013 Council For Responsible Genetics

GENE PATENTS PUT PATIENTS AT RISK http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/blog/post/Gene-patents-put-patients-at-risk.aspx

 

August 23, 2013 Intern Daily

U.S. DRUG MANUFACTURER, ELI LILLY, 'DEEPLY CONCERNED' BY CHINA BRIBERY ACCUSATIONS http://www.interndaily.com/reports/Eli_Lilly_deeply_concerned_by_China_bribery_allegations_999.html

 

 

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

                 INDIA'S PHARMACEUTICAL TRADE PATENT WARS

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

 

RT News, February 07, 2014
 ▶ BIG PHARMA PRESSES U.S. TO QUASH CHEAP DRUG PRODUCTION IN INDIA http://rt.com/news/pharma-generic-drugs-india-945/

 

                                                      WATCH 

                                    April 1, 2013 Al Jazeera TV

 ▶ INDIA SUPREME COURT REJECTS THE "INFINITE" DRUG PATENT CLAIM http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EqewfThmR3A

 

INDIA'S VICTORY OVER DRUG PATENTS FOR POOR PEOPLE'S ACCESS TO DRUGS  http://www.bbc.com/news/business-21991179



pdjmoo's insight:

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
NEGOTIATING OUR HEALTH AT TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP TALKS The leaked text, dated August 30, 2013, shows that the United States is continuing to push for extreme intellectual property privileges that would expand and prolong patent monopolies at the expense of affordable access to medicines. Keeping medicines under patent for longer means paying more for drugs. But who would bear this cost?

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-20/gleeson-negotiating-our-health-in-tpp-talks/5105300


July 4, 2013 EurActive
NEW CHEMICALS, DRUGS ADDED TO EUROPEAN UNION WATER POLLUTION WATCH LIST http://www.euractiv.com/health/new-chemicals-pharmaceuticals-ad-news-529073

 



  ▶ CHEMICALS/PHARMACEUTICALS... THE MOST DANGEROUS AND PROFITABLE INDUSTRY IN THE WORLD! http://www.helpingwomenonline.com/Pharmaceutical_Companies.html

more...
pdjmoo's curator insight, October 31, 2014 3:11 AM


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

                 INDIA'S PHARMACEUTICAL TRADE PATENT WARS

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


Wall Street Journal, Inside India, March 19, 2015
▶ INDIA'S FIGHT AGAINST BIG PHARMA PATENTS IS A JUST WAR

http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2015/03/19/inside-india-indias-fight-against-big-pharma-patents-is-a-just-war/

 

RT News, February 07, 2014
 ▶ BIG PHARMA PRESSES U.S. TO QUASH CHEAP DRUG PRODUCTION IN INDIA http://rt.com/news/pharma-generic-drugs-india-945/

                                                      WATCH 

                                    April 1, 2013 Al Jazeera TV

 ▶ INDIA SUPREME COURT REJECTS THE "INFINITE" DRUG PATENT CLAIM http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EqewfThmR3A


 ▶ INDIA'S VICTORY OVER DRUG PATENTS FOR POOR PEOPLE'S ACCESS TO DRUGS http://www.bbc.com/news/business-21991179


Australian Broadcasting Corporation
NEGOTIATING OUR HEALTH AT TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP TALKS The leaked text, dated August 30, 2013, shows that the United States is continuing to push for extreme intellectual property privileges that would expand and prolong patent monopolies at the expense of affordable access to medicines. Keeping medicines under patent for longer means paying more for drugs. But who would bear this cost?

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-20/gleeson-negotiating-our-health-in-tpp-talks/5105300

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



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#


 -▶  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


 Oakland Institute - Report

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


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

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


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


                               SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

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

 

                                                      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

  

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, March 1, 2013

 -▶ GOVERNMENTS MUST PROTECT LAND, FOOD SYSTEMS AS TRADE LIBERALIZATION ACCELERATES LAND GRABBING  http://iatp.org/blog-agriculture

 

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

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


farmlandgrab.org, April 01, 2014

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


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


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/


ReliefWeb, October 13, 2014
UN CUTS SYRIA FOOD AID BY 40% OVER FUNDING SHORTFALL: AS WALL STREET PROFITS SOAR http://reliefweb.int/report/syrian-arab-republic/un-cuts-syria-food-aid-over-funding-shortfall-official


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


Food Reserves, September 02, 2014

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

 

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


 allAfrica.com: February 18, 2014

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

 

July 14, 2013 Humanosphere, Guardian UK

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

Guardian UK -  Original Article

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


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


Guardian Development, February 18, 2014

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

 

New York Times, January 21, 2014

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

 

June 9, 2013 The Guardian

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

 

                          AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM?

       CORPORATE PROFITS vs SMALLHOLDER FARMER INTERESTS

                                         http://sco.lt/8JKbIn


GRAIN — January 21, 2015
AFRICA: LAND AND SEED LAWS UNDER ATTACK:  WHO IS PUSHING CHANGES IN AFRICA? 

World Bank, UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the Group of 8 wealthiest countries (G8), Bill Gates-funded Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the International Fertiliser Development Centre (IFDC) and others.

http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5121-land-and-seed-laws-under-attack-who-is-pushing-changes-in-africa

 

The Ecologist, July 27, 2014

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

 

                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA

                                       http://sco.lt/5XvSe9

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                           WATCH

                                                       Global Voices

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

 

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


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                                          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


                              HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD"

                                      http://sco.lt/6fKNnN


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The Daily Sheeple, June 25, 2014

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


                                                *** WATCH ***

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

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

 

 

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

 

 April 3, 2013 - Politico

FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY

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

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


 April 4, 2013 - Mother Jones

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

Humanosphere, July 14, 2014

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

 

                                                     WATCH

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


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

  

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

 

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

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

 

                                                       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

 

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

 

BBC News, March 03, 2014

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

 

                                                   A VIP READ

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

 

 

May 21, 2013 Jeffrey Hollender

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

 

World Development Movement, June 24, 2014

THE NEW SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA : INTERACTIVE INFOGRAPHIC

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

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


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/


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


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


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

 

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

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

 

 

Guardian, February 18, 2014

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

 

 

            THE 21st CENTURY CORPORATE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA
                                  World Development Movement
-▶ STOP THE CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF AFRICA'S FOOD. Under the guise of tackling hunger, initiatives like the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, will help corporations take control over Africa’s land, seeds and markets - at the expense of small farmers. Join our campaign to oppose this twenty-first century corporate scramble for Africa. - See more at: http://www.wdm.org.uk/food#sthash.dgDwkdF0.dpuf http://www.wdm.org.uk/food

 

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

 

 

                                                 AFRICA - SOLD:

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

 

 

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

 

EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

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

 

Guardian, February 18, 2014

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

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


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

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

 

 Care2, May 21, 2014

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

 

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


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

 

                                                      WATCH

                                 "LAND RUSH - WHY POVERTY?

           The ugly rise of monoculture farming and globalized food

                                          http://sco.lt/88wCO1

 

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

 

Guardian, Global Development

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

 

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

 

 AllAfrica, January 07, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

 

                                                       WATCH

                                             Moyers & Company

                HUNGER, OBESITY AND SOARING CORPORATE PROFITS

                                             http://sco.lt/6qmBV3

 

Food Reserves, September 02, 2014

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

 

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


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

 

 

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

 

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

 

                                                        VIDEO: (48:00)

                             "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY?" -

                                     DOING GOOD RESPONSIBLY

                                             http://sco.lt/6VZEDB

 

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

 

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


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


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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                             ENOUGHNESS

                  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                        http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                         VIDEO:

                         INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI -

         A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER OF INDIGENOUS LANDS

                                            http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H

 

 

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


 

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

 

                        DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS:

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

 

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

 

The Economist, March 03, 2014

 ▶ GIVING GENEROUSLY, WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME

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


 

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

 

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

 

 

United Nations Environmental Programme, June 21, 2013

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

 

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

 

 

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



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

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

                                                     WATCH

                                         ▶  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/

 

    

pdjmoo's insight:

YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES @pdjmoo

 

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

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

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

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

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

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SCOOPIT's CURATED BY @pdjmoo

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Shannon Clarke's curator insight, March 26, 9:09 AM

I live on residential campus at University and I will be honest; many times I have been too busy soundly sleeping in my comfy bed with my fans which has allowed me to sleep in causing me to miss the large buffet styled breakfast set out for me. I wake up starting my day annoyed and disgruntled all because I missed one meal for the day. How selfish is that?

 

Sometimes, we all forget how lucky we have it here in Australia, I know I do.

 

I hope that if not in 5 years time at least 10 years time I have gone and travelled to multiple third world countries and helped out to my hearts content. There is only so little I can do to help here in Australia such as sponsoring a child which I already do. I hope to bring happiness and hope in the world to as many beautiful starving and homeless eyes as I possibly can.

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Consuming Our Kids: The Science of Marketing Addiction To Kids

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

 

  15 April, 2013 George Monbiot, Guardian

▶  HEY, ADVERTISERS, LEAVE OUR DEFENSELESS KIDS ALONE

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



TakePart, January 07, 2015
▶ HERE'S WHY JUNK FOOD MARKETING TO KIDS IS ABOUT TO BE ON A SUGAR HIGH http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/01/07/heres-why-junk-food-marketing-kids-about-be-sugar-high

 

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


MARKETING ADDICTION: The Covert War Between Corn and Sugar  Industries to Keep You Hooked. Diabetes, Obesity, Ill-Health http://sco.lt/8kc8fJ


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

 

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

 

 

                                               -▶ WATCH -▶

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

 

 May 7, 2013 MarketPlace NPR

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                  CONSUMING KIDS:

                           THE HOSTILE TAKEOVER OF CHILDHOOD

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


                                                    WATCH

                                             "CONSUMING KIDS"

- ▶ THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF CHILDHOOD - FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE" Consuming Kids pushes back against the wholesale commercialization of childhood, raising urgent questions about the ethics of children’s marketing and its impact on the health and well-being of kids.

http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=60FC8A36BE2196F07035B086C4C8C686

 

 Feb 20, 2013 NY Times

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

 

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

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

 

                                     INFOGRAPH PDF DOWNLOAD
                                         BIG FOOD MARKETING:

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

 

                                                        VIDEO

                                 Berkeley Media Studies Group

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                   VIDEO

                 October 11, 2011 Berkeley Media Studies Group

 THE NEW AGE OF FOOD MARKETING - HOW COMPANIES ARE TARGETING AND LURING OUR KIDS  -- And what advocates can do about it - http://www.bmsg.org/resources/publications/the-new-age-of-food-marketing

 

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

 

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

 

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

From organicconnectmag.com - December 29, 2012 

Michele Simon, Appetite for Profit

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

 

 

                                 -▶ FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATH -▶

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

                                         http://sco.lt/6YRaUr

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Reuters, March 16, 2013

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

 

 Feb 11, 2013 Chicago Tribune

▶  FOOD, DRINK INDUSTRIES UNDERMINE HEALTH POLICY, STUDY FINDS   http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-02-11/lifestyle/sns-rt-us-chronic-diseasebre91b00d-20130211_1_public-health-health-policy-chronic-diseases

 

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

 

May 6, 2013 Wall Street journal

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

 

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

 

 

                                             REWILD THE CHILD

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

                                            http://sco.lt/6NaJBR

 

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

 

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


Feb 26, 2013 - Grist

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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


US News

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

 

                                              VIDEO PREVIEW:
EXPOSING THE BITTER TRUTH ABOUT SUGAR AND AMERICA'S OBESITY & DIABETES EPIDEMIC http://www.takepart.com/video/2014/04/15/fed-up-trailer

 

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

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

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, February 24, 2014

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

 

 

                               SWEET-TALKING THE PUBLIC: 

    THE COVERT WAR BETWEEN CORN AND SUGAR INDUSTRIES:

                                 MARKETING ADDICTION

                                       http://sco.lt/5iliLp

 

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

 

- ▶ CHICK-FIL-A HAS A NEW CHILDREN'S BOOK LOADED WITH PROPAGANDA TO CONCEAL THE HORRORS OF CORPORATE AGRICULTURE  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3882049890/chick-fil-a-has-a-new-children-s-book-loaded-with-propaganda-to-conceal-the-horrors-of-corporate-agriculture

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

 

 ▶  MONSANTO BRAINWASHING: GMO MYTHS FOR KIDS:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                      WATCH

                                                   TED VIDEO

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

 

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

 

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

 


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

 

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

 

                                             -- WATCH --

                                              "FOOD, INC"

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

 

 

                     THE CORPORATE CONSUMPTION COMPLEX

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

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT

                                    Feb. 21, 2013 PBS Newshour

-▶  ARE WE INCHING TOWARDS HEALTHIER EATING, LESS OBESITY?  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/health/jan-june13/fastfood_02-21.html

 

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

 

                                            

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

 

                                                 OBESITY PLUS

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

 

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

 

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

 

▶  HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED US http://sco.lt/4m8ptp

 

 

                     UPDATE ON "BEHIND THE BRANDS" REPORT

                                    Oxfam, February 26, 2014
- ▶ PUBLIC PRESSURE PUSHES BIG FOOD COMPANIES TO IMPROVE THEIR POLICIES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-02-26/public-pressure-pushes-big-food-companies-improve-policies

 

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

 


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

 

▶  MORE, BIGGER, FASTER : WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD: Anti-Whistle-blower Ag Laws Want To Keep You From Knowing How Your Food is "Produced" http://sco.lt/5n7fqD

 

 

 

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, November 5, 2013 9:58 AM

How much time do most children spent between being weened from mother'smilk (if they get it at all) to the time the star drinking soda? At little as possible if the agri-giants have their way.

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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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Nanoparticles Are in Our Food, Clothing Medicine and Agriculture -- And No One Knows for Sure How Dangerous They Might Be UNLABELED, UNREGULATED

Nanoparticles Are in Our Food, Clothing Medicine and Agriculture -- And No One Knows for Sure How Dangerous They Might Be UNLABELED, UNREGULATED | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

ANOTHER INSANE IRRESPONSIBLE RUSH TO MARKET OF YET ANOTHER UNTESTED BIOTECHNOLOGY THAT COULD HARM BOTH HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH


Alternet, February 23, 2014

- ▶ NANOPARTICLES ARE IN OUR FOOD, CLOTHING AND MEDICINE AND NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE HOW DANGEROUS THEY ARE

Inside nanotechnology’s little universe of big unknowns... http://www.alternet.org/environment/nanoparticles-are-our-food-clothing-and-medicine-and-no-one-knows-sure-how-dangerous


Summit County Citizens Voice, April 03, 2015
- ▶ EPA TO START TRACKING NANOSCALE CHEMICALS. 

Despite the promise of nanoscale materials, scientists know there is potential for negative environmental impacts. In a 2012 study, researchers with the University of Alaska and the U.S. Geological Survey found that carbon nanotubes can kill aquatic organisms.

Other studies show impacts on plant growth, and damage to nerve cells of trout. And in 2011, studies of Arctic soil samples suggest that silver nanoparticles — commonly used in anti-bacterial agents — are killing important nitrogen-fixing bacteria in remote areas generally thought to be free of pollution. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/04/03/environment-epa-to-start-tracking-nanoscale-chemicals/


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


November 20, 2012 - Kansas City Star

- ▶ THE NEXT CRISIS: UNREGULATED, UNTESTED NANOTECHNOLOGY BREAKTHROUGH COULD POSE THREAT TO ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND YOUR HEALTH. Fast-developing know-how makes our khakis resist stains, artificial bones more practical and diesel burn more efficiently.That nanotechnology builds microscopic wonders inhabiting a man-made universe that smothers stink and mops up pollution by working on a scale that makes a dust mite look gargantuan.

Research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences earlier this year, raises fresh worries about nanotechnology. Some critics say it’s becoming quickly integrated into the modern economy and the world environment faster than scientists can sort out its potential dangers.“We need to put together a model where we’re thinking this through before we get to a point that we can’t undo it,” said Patty Lovera, an assistant director of the consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article311338/Nanotechnology-breakthroughs-could-pose-threat-to-Midwest-crops.html


                                                      REPORT
                                         NANOTECHNOLOGY

  http://documents.foodandwaterwatch.org/doc/nanotechEurope.pdf

                                         Food & Water Watch
http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/food/foodsafety/questionable-technologoies/nanotechnology/


Modern Farmer, January 15, 2015
- ▶ EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NANOPESTICIDES. ...the unique physical properties of the nano-scale call into question the particles’ environmental fate. Once they’re sprayed on fields, will they clump on crops or slide through the soil into water bodies? Most worrisome, Harper wonders whether they will be readily taken up by organisms that aren’t pests (such as bees or fish), and how long they will persist in the environment — properties that could radically change with size. “We just don’t know,” ...

 http://modernfarmer.com/2015/01/everything-need-know-nanopesticides/


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

 

 November 2012 EMagazine

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


Seed Daily, April 24, 2012

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

 

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

 

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

 

EMagazine, November 20, 2012

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

 

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

 

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

 

December 3, 2012 = Grist

- ▶  NANOPARTICLES IN YOUR FOOD:  YOU'RE ALREADY EATING THEM: What's engineered in a lab, added to processed foods, and never labeled? If you thought GMOs were mysterious, try nanoparticles.

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

 

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

 

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


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



                          LET'S HOPE WE DON'T REPEAT THIS

                                             MERMAID TEARS:

          MICROBEADS AND MICROPLASTICS IN BEAUTY PRODUCTS

                            A THREAT TO OUR OCEAN AND RIVERS

                                           http://sco.lt/50DEtV

 

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

 

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

 

Chicago Tribune, July 10, 2012

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

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

 

Yale Environment 360, January 29, 2012

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

 

Environmental Leader, December 13, 2012

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

 

 

ScienceNews, August 22, 2012

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

 

Seed Daily, November 24, 2012

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

 

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

 

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


                              ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE PLANTS'?

                                          ALTERING OUR GENES

                                             http://sco.lt/6WMIBV



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

 

New York Times, May 30, 2014

CORPORATIONS QUIETLY INSERTING UNTESTED SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY INTO HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS. The processes using synthetic biology involve techniques that more extensively alter genetic code. Those include “artificial gene synthesis,” in which DNA is created on computers and inserted into organisms, and other methods for changing DNA sequences and genes within organisms to alter their function. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/31/business/biofuel-tools-applied-to-household-soaps.html



                         DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS?

        Beyond GMOs. The Rise of Synthetic Biology. Patenting Life

                                           http://sco.lt/99sJJh


 

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


Environmental Health News, September 23, 2013
 ▶   SPECIAL REPORT:  SCIENTISTS CRITICAL OF NEW EU CHEMICAL POLICY HAVE INDUSTRY TIES, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/eu-conflict

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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 From www.cornucopia.org- February 6, 8:05 PM

February 5, 2013 - THE CORNUCOPIA INSTITUTE

-▶  ARE UNIVERSITIES UNDERCUTTING THEIR OWN RESEARCHERS?

In a case before the U.S. Supreme Court this month, advocates for academic researchers are urging the justices to reverse a patent-infringement decision that has given the Monsanto Company broad authority to restrict scientists’ study of genetically modified seeds. The decision, the advocates say, not only hurts farmers and fuels higher food prices; it also contributes to “the suffocation of independent scientific inquiry into transgenic crops.”.. http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/02/in-standing-up-for-big-ag-are-universities-undercutting-their-own-researchers/


HuffingtonPost Green, February 11, 2015
-▶  THE HIDDEN WAYS MANIPULATED SCIENCE HARMS OUR HEALTH, FROM MEASLES TO ORGANICS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/11/measles-vaccine-bad-science_n_6641396.html


GOV.UK, February 11, 2015
-▶  PRIVATISING UK GOVT AGRI-FOOD RESEARCH? FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH AGENCY TAKING PRIVATE INVESTMENT OF £14.5m https://www.gov.uk/government/news/food-and-environment-research-agency-new-145m-investment


Guardian Environment, April 28, 2014
▶ WARNING OVER 'PRIVATISATION' OF UK ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE RESEARCH BODY. Unions and MPs express concern that Food and Environment Research Agency could become a private joint venture

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/28/food-and-environment-research-agency-privatisation


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Science/AAAS, February 11, 2015
-▶  AGRICULTURAL RESEARCHER RATTLED BY DEMANDS FOR DOCUMENTS FROM GROUP OPPOSED TO GMO FOODS

http://news.sciencemag.org/scientific-community/2015/02/agricultural-researchers-rattled-demands-documents-group-opposed-gm


Decca Herald, May 0, 2014
-▶ SCIENTISTS FOR SALE:  THE WAY MULTINATIONALS BUY ENDORSEMENTS. The push to get GMO'S into your country and onto plates is in full swing http://www.deccanherald.com/content/405309/scientists-sale-way-multinationals-buy.html

 

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

 

University of Virginia, May 20, 2009

▶  STUDY OFFERS KEY INSIGHTS ABOUT HOW INDUSTRY FUNDING COMPROMISES INTEGRITY OF ACADEMIC RESEARCH http://uvahealth.com/about/news-room/archives/study-offers-key-insights-about-how-industry-funding-compromises-integrity-in-academic-research

 

-▶  PERVERTED SCIENCE -- THE MANIPULATION OF GM RESEARCH http://www.gmfreecymru.org/pivotal_papers/manipulation.htm

 

April 3, 2013 - IFEX

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

 

Test Biotech, April 10, 2014
-▶  NEW ANALYSIS OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED MAIZE 1507. RISK RESEARCH CONTROLLED BY INDUSTRY:  Will the EU Commission give the green light for cultivation in May? http://www.testbiotech.de/en/node/1032

 

Boulder Weekly, April 03, 2014
-▶  MUZZLED BY MONSANTO. Is Big Ag squelching research showing its new RNAi GMOs may be dangerous?  http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-12640-muzzled-by-monsanto.html


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

 

January 30, 2013 Greenpeace India -

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

 

 Environmental Health News, September 23, 2013

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

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

UPDATE:

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

 

July 26, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  UK GOVERNMENT BEE SCIENTIST BEHIND CONTROVERSIAL STUDY JOINS SYNGENTA PESTICIDE CORPORATION - Government agency and pesticides industry are 'too close' http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/26/government-bee-scientist-pesticide-firm

 

Summit Voice, December 05, 2013
-▶  ARCTIC SCIENTIST RESIGNS AFTER BATTLING HIS OWN FEDERAL AGENCY OVER TRANSPARENCY AND SCIENTIFIC ETHICS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/12/05/environment-arctic-scientist-resigns-after-battling-his-own-federal-agency-over-transparency-and-scientific-ethics/

 

Huffington Post Green, December 04, 2013
 -▶  WHAT STATINS, TRANS FATS, AND GMOs TELL US ABOUT SCIENTIFIC CONTROVERSIES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alison-rose-levy/what-statins-transfats-and-gmos-tell-us-about-scientific-controversies_b_4385741.html

 

November 25, 2012 - Nation of Change

-▶  SMELLING A CORPORATE RAT http://www.spinwatch.org/-articles-by-category-mainmenu-8/46-gm-industry/5546


Mother Jones, October 28, 2013
-▶  LEAKED DOCUMENTS REVEAL THE SECRET FINANCES OF A PRO-INDUSTRY SCIENCE GROUP http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/10/american-council-science-health-leaked-documents-fundraising

 

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

 

Living on Earth, December 06, 2013
 ▶  GMO STUDY RETRACTED:  CENSORSHIP OR CAUTION http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00049&segmentID=2

 

Truthout, October 24, 2012

-▶  INSIDE THE MONSANTO INFORMATION WAR http://truth-out.org/news/item/12284-inside-the-controversy-over-a-french-gmo-study-and-the-monsanto-information-war


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

                                                       WATCH

                              Democracy Now, February 23, 2014

                                  SILENCING THE SCIENTIST: 

TARGETED BY POWERFUL HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA: ALTRAZINE

                                           http://sco.lt/8VIcAz

 

 ▶ SCIENTISTS MUST ASK CORPORATIONS FOR PERMISSION BEFORE PUBLISHING INDEPENDENT RESEARCH ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED PATENTED CROPS - THAT RESTRICTION MUST END http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=do-seed-companies-control-gm-crop-research

 

-▶  MONSANTO BLOCKS RESEARCH ON GMO SAFETY - THE POWER OF PATENTS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1243971066/monsanto-blocks-research-on-gmo-safety-the-power-of-patents


Scientific America, July20, 2009
-▶ DO SEED COMPANIES CONTROL GM CROP RESEARCH? Scientists must ask corporations for permission before publishing independent research on genetically modified crops. That restriction must end http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-seed-companies-control-gm-crop-research/

 

 Los Angeles Times

-▶  NO SEEDS, NO INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

 -- Companies that genetically engineer crops have a lock on what we know about their safety and benefits. Multibillion-dollar agricultural corporations, including Monsanto and Syngenta, have restricted independent research on their genetically engineered crops. They have often refused to provide independent scientists with seeds, or they've set restrictive conditions that severely limit research options.... http://articles.latimes.com/2011/feb/13/opinion/la-oe-guriansherman-seeds-20110213


  -▶  IN BED WITH MONSANTO: MANY PRO-GMO CORPORATE BIOLOGISTS OWN GMO PATENTS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3472777250/in-bed-with-monsanto-many-pro-gmo-corporate-biologists-own-gmo-patents

 

June 8, 2013 LifeWise
-▶  SIX CORPORATIONS THAT CONTROL YOUR PERCEPTION - HOW MONSANTO CENSORS THE NEWS http://southweb.org/lifewise/six-corporations-that-control-your-perception/#.UbOZiTSZT4E.twitter

 

Institute of Science in Society, March 04, 2014

SCIENTIFIC DISINFORMATION ON GMO PLUMBS NEW DEPTHS http://www.gmwatch.org/index.php/news/archive/2014/15377-muzzled-by-monsanto-over-gene-silencing-technology

 

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


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

 

                                                         WATCH:

          "THE WAR ON SCIENCE AND TOXIC DIS-INFORMATION

                       May 13, 2013 Moyers and Company - Full Show:

http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-the-toxic-politics-of-science/

 

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


 Global Research, November 27, 2013
-▶  GENETICALLY MODIFIED POLITICIANS: THEIR BATTLE TO PERSUADE THE PUBLIC TO ACCEPT GM FOOD http://www.globalresearch.ca/genetically-modified-politicians-their-battle-to-persuade-the-public-to-accept-gm-food/5359610


EarthOpenSource, October 21, 2013

-▶  NO SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS ON GMO SAFETY http://www.earthopensource.org/index.php/news/150


EurActive

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


 

 -▶  SCIENTIST THAT DISCOVERED GMO HEALTH HAZARDS IMMEDIATELY FIRED, TEAM DISMANTLED  http://worldtruth.tv/scientist-that-discovered-gmo-health-hazards-immediately-fired-team-dismantled/

 

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

 

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


  -▶  ADVERSE IMPACTS OF TRANSGENIC CROP/FOODS - A COMPILATION OF SCIENTIFIC REFERENCES WITH ABSTRACTS  https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8248462/Scientific_Papers_Compiled_March_2013_coalition-for-a-gm-free-india.pdf

 

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


Jan 18, 2013 THE GMO KILL -

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

 

                                                --- WATCH ---

                         A Must see VIDEO for all. GenetistDr. David Suzuki 

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

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

                                           http://sco.lt/5n6cuP


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

 


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


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

 

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                                     SERALINI RAT TUMOR STUDY


                                         NEW SERALINI WEBSITE

                                  -▶  http://gmoseralini.org/en/

Scientific Research, Media Coverage, Cancer Petition http://sco.lt/4vkznV


 GMWatch, November 27, 2013

SERALINI GMO PEER REVIEWED SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE IS CRUSHED BY INDUSTRY. Journal retraction of Séralini study is illicit, unscientific, and unethical. Hayes’ decision to retract the paper follows FCT’s appointment of Richard E. Goodman, a former Monsanto scientist and an affiliate of the GMO industry-funded group, the International Life Sciences Institute, to the specially created post of associate editor for biotechnology at the journal, early this year.[10] Goodman’s appointment in turn followed an orchestrated campaign by GMO supporters to persuade FCT to retract the study. Some critics even accused Prof Séralini of fraud, without presenting any evidence. Many of the critics had undeclared conflicts of interest with the GMO industry.
http://www.gmwatch.org/index.php/news/archive/2013/15184



 

Living On Earth, December 06, 2013
-▶  GMO STUDY RETRACTED - CENSORSHIP OR CAUTION? http://www.loe.org/shows/shows.html?programID=13-P13-00049#feature2

 

 -▶  WHAT'S  BEHIND THE SCIENCE ACADEMIES' ATTACK ON SERALINI? http://www.gmwatch.org/latest-listing/51-2012/14362-whats-behind-the-science-academies-attack-on-seralini

 FOR MORE GO TO:
-▶  GMWatch http://www.gmwatch.org/latest-listing/51-2012/14217

 

Alternet, December 11, 2013
-▶  WHO SHOULD WE BELIEVE WHEN IT COMES TO THE SAFETY OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD?  CONFLICTING SCIENCE STUDIES http://www.alternet.org/food/who-should-you-believe-when-it-comes-safety-genetically-engineered-foods

 

-▶  MAMMARY TUMORS, KIDNEY AND LIVER DAMAGE IN RATS FED GMO CORN IN FIRST EVER LONG-TERM STUDY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2738034736/mammary-tumors-kidney-and-liver-damage-in-rats-fed-gmo-corn-in-first-ever-long-term-study

 

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



 

GMO DANGERS REPORTED BY GENETIC ENGINEERS http://organicconnectmag.com/gmo-dangers-as-reported-by-genetic-engineers/#.Us-UnvZQ1K5

 

 

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                                               BAN GMOs NOW -

                                        A SPECIAL ISIS REPORT

                                          http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz

                               

Actionbioscience, June 2001
-▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS: ARE THEY A RISK TO HUMAN/ANIMAL HEALTH? http://www.actionbioscience.org/biotechnology/pusztai.html

 

TWN Biotechnology & Biosafety Series
-▶ POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS OF FOODS DERIVED FROM GENETICALLY MODIFIED PLANTS:  WHAT ARE THE ISSUES? http://www.twnside.org.sg/title2/biosafety/pdf/bio14.pdf

 

-▶  GMO SOY REPEATEDLY LINKED TO STERILITY, INFANT MORTALITY, BIRTH DEFECTS http://sco.lt/4j6PLN

 

This in May 2009 !!  -

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM)

-▶  THE TRUTH IS OUT ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS - AND IT'S NOT PRETTY http://www.foodmatters.tv/_webapp/the%20truth%20is%20out%20on%20genetically%20modified%20foods%20-%20and%20it%27s%20not%20pretty



Forbes, August 26, 2013

 -▶  JUST BECAUSE SCIENCE CAN GENETICALLY ENGINEER FOODS, DOESN'T MEAN WE SHOULD http://www.forbes.com/sites/bethhoffman/2013/08/26/why-genetically-modifying-food-is-a-bad-idea/

 

The Economic Times, November 25, 2013

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

 

The Observer, John Vidal, February 03, 2013

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



 

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

 

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

 


RT USA, December 3, 2013
ABSOLUTE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS WANT #GMO FOOD LABELED http://rt.com/usa/gmo-labeled-majority-americans-601/#.Up5DPW6-Pr8.twitter

 

Reuters, April 25, 2013
-▶  U.S. GMO FOOD LABELING DRIVE HAS BIOTECH INDUSTRY BITING BACK http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/25/us-usa-gmo-labeling-idUSBRE93O18S20130425

 

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

 

Scientific American

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

 

                                                    WATCH

                        May 13, 2013 Moyers and Company - Full Show:

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

 

May 18, 2013 Moyers and Company

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

 

Organic Connections

-▶  GMOs, RESEARCH AND THE NEXT PINK SLIME  http://organicconnectmag.com/gmos-next-pink-slime/#.UlubsSTc-RS

 

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


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

 

                                                     WATCH 

                                    SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY

                                                Vandana Shiva

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

 

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


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



 

-▶  HUNDREDS PROTEST DEMANDING OBAMA HALT APPROVAL OF GE FOODS AND END INTIMIDATION CAMPAIGN OVER GMOs http://sco.lt/96Svh3

 

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

 

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

 

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



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                                            GMO AND PESTICIDES

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

 

                                                   WATCH;

                POISONING PARADISE: ISLANDS AT RISK

                   The Genetic Engineering War in Hawai'i

                                      http://sco.lt/8hNxzd


The Grocer, September 19, 2012

MONSANTO WEEDKILLER AND GM MAIZE IN  'SHOCKING' CANCER STUDY  http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/topics/technology-and-supply-chain/monsanto-weedkiller-and-gm-maize-in-shocking-cancer-study/232603.article

                                                       VIDEO

                                        September 19, 2012

-▶  EXPERTS DISCUSS THE FINDING OF THE ROUNDUP/GM CANCER TRIAL  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SzXvBwvhd4&feature=youtu.be&a


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

 

                                         INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

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

 

                                             -- WATCH --

               ▶  ROUNDUP: THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE ▶ 

                                        http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

New Charges Against Monsanto's Pesticide 'Roundup' Glyphosates

 

▶  Michael Pollan: "DON'T MISS THIS VIDEO

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


 

                                                      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

 


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

 

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

 


 

-▶ WHY THE UPRISING:  Global Marches Challenge Monsanto and The Global Corporate Biotech Cartel's Dominance | @scoopit http://sco.lt/7SEDnV

 

▶ MORE ON GMO RESEARCH:  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=GMO+RESEARCH

 

 

 

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, November 28, 2013 7:50 PM

If it is true that when deciding whether to allow a genetically engineered crop onto the market, the Department of Agriculture and other regulatory agencies do not perform their own experiments on the performance and safety of the crop, then we should make it their business, starting now!

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, November 30, 2013 7:50 PM

Now that's an easy one to answer. The companies creating GMOs are too busy patting themselves on the back and rewarding themselves for the inventions. They don't have the ethics required to take a real, hard and serious look at themselves to see the danger and disastrous consequences of what they are creating.

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Extreme Synthetic Genetics. A Grand Experiment on Humanity - The Implications, The Ethics. No Testing, No Regulation, No Labeling | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

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                                                  SMOs vs GMOs

 

-▶  COUNCIL FOR RESPONSIBLE GENETICS - GENE WATCH

Synthetic biology is a nascent but rapidly growing field, worth over $1.6 billion in annual sales today and expected to grow to 10.8 billion by 2016.

Many of the largest energy, chemical, forestry, pharmaceutical, food and agribusiness corporations are investing in synthetic biology research and development or establishing joint ventures, and a handful of products have already reached the cosmetic, food, and medical sectors with many others not far behind.

Much of this focus is being placed on agriculture applications to become the next wave of GMOs - let's call them synthetically modified organisms (SMOs)....


                                                   WATCH
                           France24 TV, October 02, 2013
               SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY:  CREATING LIFE FROM SCRATCH
A pioneering science is offering researchers the possibility to design and engineer new forms of life on a made-to-order basis.But critics are questioning whether mankind is prepared for the consequences of this unparalleled control over nature. http://www.france24.com/en/20130718-down-to-earth-dna-synthetic-biology-united-kingdom-science-biohackers-design-engineer-life/

                                                  WATCH

                                 April 15, 2013 PBS Newshour

U.S. SUPREME COURT TACKLES CASE OF PATENT LAW, HUMAN vs SYNTHETIC GENETICS  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/law/jan-june13/scotus_04-15.html


 June 13, 2013 Reuters
-▶  USA SUPREME COURT SAYS SYNTHETIC  BUT NOT HUMAN EXTRACTED DNA CAN BE PATENTED - URGED BY OBAMA ADMINISTRATION http://preview.reuters.com/2013/6/13/us-top-court-says-extracted-human-dna-cannot-be


 -▶  THE PERILS OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY

What's different and possibly more hazardous about synthetic biology is that the DNA sequences and genes being used are increasingly different than those found in nature. While some of these developments sound promising, synthetic biology also has a dark side. If an SMO were to be released into the environment, either intentionally (say, as an agricultural crop) or unintentionally from a lab, they could have serious and irreversible impacts on the ecosystem. Synthetic organisms may become our next invasive organisms, finding an ecological niche, displacing wild populations and disrupting entire ecosystems.8 SMOs will lead to genetic pollution-as happens commonly with GMOs-and create synthetic genetic pollution which will be impossible to clean up or recall. Using genes synthesized on a computer instead of those originally found in nature also raises questions about human safety and the possibility that SMOs could become a new source of food allergens or toxins...

Biotechnology is already regulated poorly in the U.S., and SMOs will only push the boundaries of this antiquated regulatory system. For example, the U.S. Department of Agriculture regulates GMOs through plant pest laws, since most have been engineered through a plant virus. Synthetic biology opens up the possibility for GMOs to be created without plant viruses, meaning those crops may be completely unregulated by the USDA-or any agency.,, http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/GeneWatch/GeneWatchPage.aspx?pageId=458


SynBioWatch, October 20, 2014
-▶ REGULATE SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY NOW In a unanimous decision of 194 countries, the United Nation’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) today formally urged nation states to regulate synthetic biology (SynBio), a new extreme form of genetic engineering... http://www.synbiowatch.org/2014/10/regulate-synthetic-biology-now-194-countries/

 

Center for Food Safety, May 05, 2014
-▶  SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY:  RE-BRANDING EXTREME GENETIC ENGINEERING : HOW TO PULL THE WOOL OVER CONSUMER'S EYES

A group of synthetic biology companies and a representative from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) held a meeting called the SynBioBeta Cultured Food Forum about how to market foods and food additives to the consumer made from extreme forms of genetic engineering as “natural” and “sustainable.” Whenever you read or hear the term synthetic biology, remember that it is a euphemism for extreme genetic engineering... http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/blog/3126

/synthetic-biology-rebranding-extreme-genetic-engineering#


                                               VIDEO REPORT
                             PBS Newshour, September 23, 2014
HACKERS BREACH BIOLOGY THRESHOLD TO TRANSFORM AND CREATE NEW LIFE --   http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/hackers-breach-biology-transform-life-building-material/


                      DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS?

                                            http://sco.lt/6jmb1l


Climate Confidential, September 19, 2014

BEYOND GMOs: WHAT HAPPEN WHEN SYNTHETIC DNA COMES TO THE FARM AND TABLE? http://climateconfidential.com/2014/09/19/beyond-gmos-what-happens-when-synthetic-dna-comes-to-the-farm-and-table/#more-749


March 13, 2012 - Washington Post

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


 -▶    USDA’s BIOTECHNOLOGY FLIMSY DEREGULATION PROCESS  http://blogs.usda.gov/2011/06/28/usda%E2%80%99s-biotechnology-deregulation-process/ NO Independent Peer Reviewed Studies, NO Independent studies on impact on human or ecosystems or animals who eat this re-engineered food either, NO Regulations for crop contamination.


 

                                                       VIDEO

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


 

-▶  WHAT IS SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY? http://libcloud.s3.amazonaws.com/93/41/1/971/Issue_brief_-_Synthetic_biology_101.pdf

 

 

                           REPORT TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

                                          November 2009, Brussels.


                            ******ETHICS OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY******


THE EUROPEAN GROUP ON ETHICS IN SCIENCE AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION   - 87 Page Official PDF REPORT http://www.erasynbio.eu/lw_resource/datapool/_items/item_15/ege__opinion25_en.pdf



 May 5, 2012

-▶  OBAMA'S BIO-ECONOMY BLUEPRINT PROMOTES A GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED, SYNTHETIC BIOTECH FUTURE - Through THE NATIONAL BIOECONOMY BLUEPRINT the Obama administration is seeking to support genetic engineering as a main component of “American innovation and economic growth”... .... http://occupycorporatism.com/obamas-bioeconomy-promotes-a-genetically-engineered-future/


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

 

 The ETC Group

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



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                        GMO FORESTS AND BIOLOGICAL DESERTS

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

 

-▶  USA FORESTS BEING POISONED AND SUPPRESSED FOR A $13 BILLION GMO TREE ANNUAL BUSINESS (AND ON PUBLIC LANDS) http://sco.lt/52TLAf

 

-▶  MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS LEAVING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS http://sco.lt/52lFDN

 

 Responsible Innovation June 12, 2014
 -▶ SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY: MISSING THE POINT http://jackstilgoe.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/letter-to-nature/

 

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/

 


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UNDER SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY, LIFE WILL NOT BE A PRODUCT OF NATURE BUT OF A LAB AND IT WILL BE PATENTED AND PRIVATIZED http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2995205047/under-synthetic-biology-life-will-not-be-a-product-of-nature-but-of-a-lab-and-it-will-be-patented-and-privatized


 WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS

                                            http://sco.lt/66LUbR


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Lifewise, October 7, 2013
 ▶ SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY: THE NEXT GENERATION OF GENETIC ENGINEERING http://southweb.org/lifewise/synthetic-biology-the-next-generation-of-genetic-engineering/

 

 

 23 March, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

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

 

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

 

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

 

-▶  BIO RE-ENGINEERING NATURE: PEACH GENOME AND POPLARS, WILLOW TREES FOR PATENTED BIO FUEL CROPS http://sco.lt/6YSHqr

 

 -▶  MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/51ekyH

 

Science Daily, October 14, 2013
-▶  GENETICALLY MODIFIED TOBACCOS PLANTS VIABLE FOR BIOFUELS AND FOR PRODUCING HUMAN ALBUMIN INTRAVENOUS PROTEIN FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131014094119.htm

 

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                                               VIDEO REPORT
                                      RT America, May 22, 2014
-▶  SCIENTISTS WORKING ON 'DE-EXTINCTION' OF WOOLY MAMMOTH:  SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY CREATING LIFE : JUST BECAUSE WE CAN, SHOULD WE? Discussion with Professor Ross MacPhee, a curator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The Pros and Cons, The Dangers and Impacts on the planet, environment and health https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHFi6Bk1ihI

 

-▶  POOR COUNTRIES URGED TO GET READY FOR SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY ONSLAUGHT http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1715762752/poor-countries-urged-to-get-ready-for-synthetic-biology-onslaught

 

June 14, 2013 ETC Group
-▶  SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY: THE BIOECONOMY OF LANDLESSNESS AND HUNGER http://www.etcgroup.org/content/synthetic-biology-bioeconomy-landlessness-and-hunger

 

 Council for Responsible Genetics
-▶  THE STATE OF THE SCIENCE - GENE WATCH http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/GeneWatch/GeneWatchPage.aspx?pageId=464

 
                                                    WATCH

                 "THE WAR ON SCIENCE AND TOXIC DIS-INFORMATION

                                 Moyers and Company - Full Show:

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/

 


 -▶  UPROAR IN THE USA: DO GLOWING HOUSE PLANTS TAKE GENE TINKERING TOO FAR?  http://sco.lt/8p47UH

 

                                ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


                                    GMO FOOD & AGRICULTURE


28 March, 2013 - Nation of Change
-▶  BIO-DEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY: THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES http://www.nationofchange.org/biodemocracy-or-corporatocracy-food-fight-our-lives-1364483920http://ow.ly/jA9xQ


 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/

 

                                            IMPORTANT WATCH

                           SUPERB VIDEO by Geneticist, David Suzuki:

WHAT ARE "ROUNDUP" READY AND Bt GMO PESTICIDE READY CROPS?                             http://sco.lt/7804v3

 

 

July 19, 2013 Global Possibilities
-▶  USDA RESEARCHERS CALL FOR SAFETY TESTING ON NEW RNAi GMOs AND PESTICIDES http://www.globalpossibilities.org/usda-researchers-call-for-safety-testing-on-rnai-gmos-and-pesticides/

 

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


-▶  THE NEXT GENERATION OF GMOs COULD BE ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS - COULD HAVE ADVERSE HEALTH AFFECT FOR HUMAN  http://sco.lt/7ynjAP

 

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

 

 -▶  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

 

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

 

 

                                           BAN GMOs NOW -

                                       A Special ISIS Report

                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

April 26, 2012 Pesticide Action Network

-▶  MONSANTO & BIOTECH CARTEL MOVE TO CONSOLIDATE AND MONOPOLIZE GLOBAL GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SEED PATENTS http://ecowatch.com/2013/corporations-win-farmers-lose-ge-seed-deals/

 

-▶  NO PATENTS ON SEEDS: Open letter To Members of the European Parliament and European Commission http://www.no-patents-on-seeds.org/en/recent-activities/open-letter-members-european-parliament-and-european-commission

 

 

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

 

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

 

-▶  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 GENETICALLY ENGINEERED GLOBAL SEED MARKETS AND THUS OUR FOOD http://sco.lt/5P9IyP

 

                                          -----------WATCH----------------


-▶  MONSANTO FOOD WARS: GMO SEEDS AND ANIMALS

                  Monsanto Food Wars: GMO Seeds and Animals

                                     http://sco.lt/7VzazJ

 

                                                          WATCH

                THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH) 

                     THE LEADER OF THE CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL

                                           http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ


 THE UPRISING:  Global GMO food labeling drive - May 25 and July 4, 2013 http://sco.lt/7wlInJ

 

 

 

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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


Care2, May 26, 2014
  -▶ 2,000 PIGS DIE AFTER FALLING INTO THEIR OWN WASTE TANK ON FACTORY FARM http://www.care2.com/causes/2000-pigs-die-after-falling-into-their-own-waste-tank-on-factory-farm.html#

 

One Green Planet, September 18, 2014
  - HOW THE FOOD WE FEED FARM ANIMALS IS DESTROYING THE ENVIRONMENT http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/livestock-feed-is-destroying-the-environment/

 

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


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



STONED PIGS: Marijuana waste helps turn pot-eating pigs into tasty pork roast http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/20/us-usa-marijuana-pigs-idUSBRE94J0PL20130520?feedType=RSS&feedName=oddlyEnoughNews

 

Mail Online January 24, 2014

 - ▶  FARM-AGEDDON: TODAY'S MEGA FARMS DESTROYING ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH Today, ‘mixed’ farming of animals and crops has all but disappeared, writes PHILIP LYMBERY, and has been replaced by farms specialising in one product only....

   Because without fuss or fanfare, and largely unnoticed by the public, our farm animals are being disconnected from the land, disappearing from fields and moved into cramped, airless hangars and barns, with concrete beneath their feet instead of grass. And now the pressure is growing to move to the next stage of intensive farming: mega-piggeries, mega-dairies and ‘battery’-reared beef, with the genetically engineered animals and crops already common in the United States and elsewhere. It is a pressure we in this country should resist with all our might. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2545647/Farm-ageddon-No-birds-No-bees-Our-countryside-laid-waste-And-billions-animals-never-blade-grass-book-warns-terrifying-threat-todays-gram-mega-farms.html

 

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

 

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

 

13 February, 2013 Mother Jones

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

 

 May 1, 2013 Food And Environment Reporting
▶  ANTIBIOTICS IN YOUR FOOD: WHAT'S CAUSING THE RISE IN ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT BACTERIA IN OUR FOOD SUPPLY (AND WHY YOU SHOULD BUY ANTIBIOTIC-FREE FOOD http://thefern.org/2013/05/whats-causing-the-rise-in-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria/

 

Globe and Mail, October05, 2012

- ▶ CAN MEAT FACTORIES BE SAFE SLAUGHTERING 4,000 COWS 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/

 

                                                         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


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

 

TakePart, July 10, 2014
FORGET AG-GAG LAWS: THIS SUMMER'S LEGAL FIGHT IS OVER THE RIGHT TO FARM. State constitutional amendments and other legal measures would protect industrial agriculture. When state legislators met to hash out new laws in the spring of 2013, farm protection or ag-gag bills were voted on across the Midwest and in agricultural states in the South and Southwest. The laws were designed to criminalize the work of animal rights activists and whistle-blowers who secretly recorded abuse or other unlawful activity in confined animal feeding operations or other farms.

With ever fewer, ever larger companies controlling America’s farmland, whose right to farm is being protected? http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/07/10/right-farm-laws


  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

 

 Star Tribune, June 08, 2014
  -▶ CONSUMER PRESSURE LEADS AGRIBIZ COLOSSUS CARGILL TO GIVE PIGS MORE ROOM. Pork producers across the United States have long kept their sows in small, barred stalls or crates, with so little space they can’t turn around. Agribusiness colossus Cargill and its big corporate competitors have deep pockets. http://www.startribune.com/business/262257761.html

 

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

 

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                                      Take Part, June 09, 2014
HERE'S THE SECRET TO MARKETING FACTORY-FARMED MEAT TO THE MASSES http://www.takepart.com/video/2014/06/09/how-sell-factory-farmed-meat

 

                                         ANIMATED VIDEO

                               WHAT IS FACTORY FARMING?

                                       http://sco.lt/8DHbmL

 

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

 

▶  4.3 BILLION (NOW 10 BILLION) CONFINED FARM ANIMALS - CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Operations  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1480506468/cafos-4-3-billion-confined-farm-animals-pose-environmental-and-public-health-risks

 

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

 

 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

 

                        +++A Picture Says A Thousand Words+++          

                                         FACTORY FARMING

                                           http://ow.ly/j6YZF

 

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          The Humane Society of the United States, February 20, 2014
UNDERCOVER AT IRON MAIDEN: IS YOUR SAUSAGE WORTH THIS? http://video.humanesociety.org/

 

 Mother Jones July/August Issue
▶  GAGGED BY BIG AG http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/ag-gag-laws-mowmar-farms

 

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT

                                      April 10, 2013 - Al Jazeera
                        LEGALISING ANIMAL ABUSE IN THE USA?

                                            Inside Story Americas

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestoryamericas/2013/04/201341083057617468.html

 

▶  CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMING TREAT OUR ANIMALS LIKE INANIMATE AUTO PRODUCTION LINES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2841587423/corporate-industrial-factory-farming-treats-our-animals-like-objects-on-an-auto-production-line-you-are-what-you-eat

 

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

 

 

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

 

March 20, 2013 - Pew Health Initiatives

▶  NEARLY 30 MILLION POUNDS OF ANTIBIOTICS WERE SOLD BY BIG PHARMA FOR USE IN FOOD ANIMALS http://www.pewhealth.org/reports-analysis/issue-briefs/washington-food-leaders-urge-sen-murray-to-shine-a-light-on-industrial-farms-antibiotic-use-85899461346

 

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

 

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

 

Jan 29, 2013 - Humane Society

FACTORY FARMING FACT SHEETS

Agribusiness has introduced anti-whistle-blower or “ag-gag” bills in numerous states aimed at making whistle-blowing on factory farms essentially impossible. Whistle-blowing employees have played a vital role in exposing animal abuse, unsafe working conditions, and environmental problems on industrial factory farms. The agribusiness industry's response to these exposés has not been to prevent the abuses, but rather to try to prevent the American people from finding out about the abuses in the first place... http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/campaigns/factory_farming/fact-sheets/ag_gag.html#id=album-185&num=content-3312

 

▶  SCIENTIFIC PAPER ARGUES AGAINST FACTORY FARMS "FEEDING THE WORLD" http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995263792/scientific-paper-argues-against-factory-farms-feeding-the-world

 

HuffingtonPost, February 19, 2014

  -▶ FARMAGEDDON, THE TRUE COST OF CHEAP MEAT http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/sue-cross/farmageddon-the-true-cost_b_4809387.html

 

The Telegraph, February 10, 2014
  -▶ FARMAGEDDON:  REVIEW OF EXPOSE OF THE NIGHTMARE WORLD OF MODERN FACTORY FARMING http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/10620308/Farmageddon-by-Philip-Lymbery-with-Isabel-Oakeshott-review.html

 

                                                 WATCH

 THE MOST SHOCKINGLY BEAUTIFUL SHORT VIDEO ABOUT FACTORY FARMING - FROM AUSTRALIA  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3123800365/watch-the-most-shockingly-beautiful-video-about-factory-farming-from-australia

 

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

 

  ▶  HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS INITIATING AND FUNDING THE ECO TERRORISM ACT