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MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE From Chemical Warfare to Saccharin to GE Seed, Killer Pesticides & Pharmaceuticals - Patent Controls

MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE From Chemical Warfare to Saccharin to GE Seed, Killer Pesticides & Pharmaceuticals -  Patent Controls | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

 April 3, 2013 Food and Water Watch

- ▶ MONSANTO'S HISTORY PEDDLING CHEMICALS FOR FOOD, AGRICULTURE AND WAR. The consumer advocacy nonprofit Food & Water Watch released its report, Monsanto: A Corporate Profile.,,,

Excerpt: "People need to know about Monsanto's history as a heavy industrial chemical manufacturer; a reality at odds with the environmentally friendly, feed-the-world image that the company spends millions trying to convey." http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/pressreleases/from-saccharin-to-ge-seed-report-profiles-monsantos-history-peddling-chemicals-for-food-agriculture-war/

 

                           April 3, 2013 Food and Water Watch
                       MONSANTO:  A CORPORATE PROFILE

(Download Full Report) http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/reports/monsanto-a-corporate-profile/

 

CONNECT THE DOTS:  Monsanto Controls Global Agricultural Seed Supply; Monsanto Controls Pesticides Required by the GMO Seeds; Monsanto Has Patents on Most Plants We Consume to re-engineer at will for mega-profits, including drugs.  Monsanto now owns world's largest climate/weather data where even the Pentagon goes to for first look at trends; Monsanto in prime position to develop and control earth services; Monsanto enters pharmaceutical business; Monsanto has US Government 200% Behind it in "trade wars" over genetically modified food, seeds and patents; Monsanto gets public lands for genetically engineered forests leaving biological wastelands. Monsanto is a mega-global monopoly.  Add your own dots.

 

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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/

 

The DesMoines Register, July 29, 2014
- ▶ WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCES PACT TO "HELP" AG BATTLE CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/2014/07/29/climate-change-obama/13325835/

 

 USDA Blog, July 29, 2014
COLLUSION AND NEPOTISM: UNLEASHING CLIMATE DATA TO EMPOWER AMERICA'S AGRICULTURAL SECTOR?  MONSANTO BUYS WEATHER BIG DATA COMPANY CLIMATE CORPORATION FOR AROUND #1.1B  http://blogs.usda.gov/2014/07/29/unleashing-climate-data-to-empower-americas-agricultural-sector/

 

                                                      VIDEO

                                  TechCrunch, October 2, 2013

▶  MONSANTO BUYS WEATHER BIG DATA COMPANY CLIMATE CORPORATION FOR AROUND #1.1B Interview Monsanto VP of Global Strategy Kerry Preete and Friedberg this morning about the acquisition, and Monsanto’s bad rep. For an interview about farm tech, it’s worth a watch.http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/02/monsanto-acquires-weather-big-data-company-climate-corporation-for-930m/

 

▶  Forbes, October 2, 2013

MONSANTO ENTERS WEATHER INSURANCE BUSINESS SUBSIDIZED BY USA GOVT: BUYS CLIMATE CORP FOR $930 MILLION http://www.forbes.com/sites/bruceupbin/2013/10/02/monsanto-buys-climate-corp-for-930-million/

 

 June 17, 2013 Somewhat Reasonable

▶  YOUR TAX DOLLARS: CROP INSURANCE FOR BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE 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/

 

Tech News & Analysis, October 2, 2013
  - ▶   WHEN DATA MEETS AGRICULTURE: MONSANTO TO BUY CLIMATE CORP FOR $1B - CLIMATE GEO-ENGINEERING IS CHEMICAL GEO-ENGINEERING

http://gigaom.com/2013/10/02/when-data-meets-agriculture-monsanto-to-buy-climate-corp-for-930m/

 

TakePart, October 3, 2013

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

 

 

                                        STRANGE BED FELLOWS

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                 MONSANTO, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AND EBOLA

 

 Natural News, July 31, 2014
- ▶MONSANTO AND DEPT. OF DEFENSE FUND PHARMA COMPANY THAT COULD EARN BILLIONS FROM EBOLA VIRUS: PATENTS http://www.naturalnews.com/046259_Ebola_outbreak_drug_treatments_Monsanto.html#

 

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

 

August 14, 2013 Chicago Now

- ▶  MONSANTO PREPARES TO BUILD LEGAL MEDICAL MARIJUANA EMPIRE WITH GMO SEEDS, PESTICIDES AND FRANKENWEED http://www.chicagonow.com/wild-side-chicago/2013/08/monsanto-ready-to-enter-medical-marijuana-war/

 

 

 -▶  MONSANTO GENETICALLY MODIFIED TREES DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS CREATING A POISONED BIOLOGICAL DESERT  http://sco.lt/52lFDN

 

MAY 12, 2011 -GMO Awareness

- ▶ MONSANTO'S DIRTY DOZEN - NOT JUST GMOs AND CHEMICALS

When you take a moment to reflect on the history of product development at Monsanto, what do you find? Here are twelve products that Monsanto has brought to market. See if you can spot the pattern....

http://gmo-awareness.com/2011/05/12/monsanto-dirty-dozen/

 

 March 20, 2013

 - ▶ POLITICAL CORRUPTION:  MONSANTO AND IT'S CONTROL OVER WORLD GOVERNMENTS

Monsanto; one of the most hated companies in America has had a long history of corruption, producing the most toxic chemicals and pesticides, food monopoly and market control http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/political-corruption-Monsanto.php

 

                                                     VIDEO

                               Yahoo Finance, July 21, 2013
- ▶ HOW MONSANTO CONTROLS THE GOVERNMENT http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/monsanto-controls-government-chris-parker-135253110.html

 

DProgram.net, April 13, 2014
- ▶ NEW HEAD OF USA HUMAN HEALTH SERVICES STEEPED IN BIOTECH INDUSTRY COLLUSION, BIOPIRACY AND WESTERN DOMINATION OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES http://dprogram.net/2014/04/13/sylvia-burwell-replacement-resigning-kathleen-sebelius-ran-common-core-bill-gates-vaccines-gmos-africa/

 

- ▶ USA GOVERNMENT STARTS 'TRADE WARS' WITH NATIONS OPPOSED TO  MONSANTO GMO CROPS  http://sco.lt/8HSNCD

 

 April 2, 2013

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

 

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

 

- ▶ THE DARK HISTORY OF MONSANTO http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/dark-history-monsanto/

 

                                                 WATCH
                               ▶ Ben Swann Truth in Media:
                         MONSANTO AND CRONY CAPITALISM

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YC7M6j-dGs

 

  ▶ 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

 

Reuters, July 29, 2014
- ▶ U.S. GMO CROP COMPANIES DOUBLE DOWN ON ANTI-LABELING EFFORTS SPENDING TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/29/us-usa-gmo-labeling-idUSKBN0FY1J720140729

 

                                            BAN GMOs NOW -

                A SPECIAL Institute of Science in Society REPORT

                                        http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz

 

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

 

AlterNet, October 9, 2013
- ▶ MEET THE OPPOSITE OF MONSANTO - THESE ARE THE FOLKS THAT REALLY FEED THE WORLD http://www.alternet.org/food/meet-opposite-monsanto-these-are-folks-really-feed-world

 

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

 

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 - ▶ 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

 

                                                        VIDEO

              MONSANTO FOOD WARS: GMO SEEDS AND ANIMALS

                                          http://sco.lt/7VzazJ

 

AlterNet, April 13, 2013
- ▶ HOW MONSANTO WENT FROM SELLING ASPIRIN TO CONTROLLING OUR FOOD SUPPLY http://www.alternet.org/food/how-monsanto-went-selling-aspirin-controlling-our-food-supply

 

- ▶ HOW MONSANTO IS TERRIFYING THE FARMING WORLD:  THE DEVIL IN THE SEEDS OF LIFE http://sco.lt/6wRNsv

 

 

Salon, April 22, 2013
- ▶ MONSANTO CONTROLS YOUR DIET http://www.salon.com/2013/04/22/monsanto_controls_your_diet_partner/

 

 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/

 

                                           VIDEO REPORT

                                    Al Jazeera, April 2, 2013
- ▶ THE CONTROVERSIAL MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT : WHY DID OBAMA SIGN THEIR IMMUNITY INTO LAW http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestoryamericas/2013/04/2013428059717911.html?utm_content=rssautomatic&utm_campaign=twitter&utm_source=SocialFlow&utm_term=june&utm_medium=tweet

 

 

 - ▶ 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

 

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

 

                                               - ▶ WATCH - ▶

     WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY AND Bt PESTICIDE AND GMO CROPS?        A great explanation on the impact of genetically engineering our environment and food by David Suzuki, Geneticist                             

                                           http://sco.lt/7804v3

 

  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

 

 

 January 27, 2013 Collective Evolution
- ▶ THREE FACTS EVERYBODY SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MONSANTO http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/01/27/occupy-monsanto-3-facts-everybody-should-know/

 

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

 

                                           FULL DOCUMENTARY

               - ▶ "THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO" - ▶

             The Leader of The Global Biotech Chemical GMO Cartel

                                              http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

 

 - ▶ BIO-DEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY? THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES  http://sco.lt/7696kT

 

                                            

                                                      WATCH

                     GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS IN AMERICA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Vd_X1-moZkc#!

 

 - ▶  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

 

 

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                       MONSANTO'S STRANGEHOLD ON SEEDS

 

                                                -WATCH

                            "SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY -

                                           Vandana Shiva

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

 

- ▶  IT ALL BEGINS WITH THE SEED: THE POWER OF THE SEED AND THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY ON SEED PATENTS -- AND YOUR FOOD http://sco.lt/9MJJhZ

 

- ▶  MONSANTO - WHY DOES MONSANTO SUE FARMERS WHO SAVE SEEDS? OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995046018/monsanto-why-does-monsanto-sue-farmers-who-save-seeds-owning-the-seeds-of-life

 

- ▶  SEED MONOPOLIES AND GMOs - THE BIOTECH CARTEL END GAME - THE POINT OF NO RETURN http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-9613-monsantos-point-of-no-return.html

 

 

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       IN OUR CHEMICALLY DEPENDENT WORLD, MONSANTO RULES

                                       - PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS --

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

 

Dprogram.net, April 13, 2014
▶ SYLVIA BURWELL, NEW USA HUMAN HEALTH SERVICES HEAD, RAN COMMON CORE, BILL GATES VACCINES AND GMOs IN AFRICA http://dprogram.net/2014/04/13/sylvia-burwell-replacement-resigning-kathleen-sebelius-ran-common-core-bill-gates-vaccines-gmos-africa/


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

 

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

 

March 29, 2013 EWG Environmental Working Group

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

 

 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

 

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

 

April 3, 2013 Common Dreams
- ▶ CHEMICAL DISASTERS, AGENT ORANGE, AND GMOs: MONSANTO'S LEGACY TRACED http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/04/03-2

 

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

 

April 18, 2013 - New York Times

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

 

- ▶ BATTLE FOR THE BEES: TENS OF MILLONS OF DYING BEES RAISE ALARM FOR HUMAN: EUROPE BANS PESTICIDE http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

 

 - ▶ CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET  http://sco.lt/6x8dHN

 

 - ▶ THE HUNGER GAMES - HOW UK, USA SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY http://sco.lt/8ked9N

 

 

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

 

 

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                       - CHEMICALLY GEOENGINEERING THE CLIMATE --

 

Tech News & Analysis, October 2, 2013
  - ▶   WHEN DATA MEETS AGRICULTURE: MONSANTO TO BUY CLIMATE CORP FOR $1B - CLIMATE GEO-ENGINEERING IS CHEMICAL GEO-ENGINEERING

http://gigaom.com/2013/10/02/when-data-meets-agriculture-monsanto-to-buy-climate-corp-for-930m/

 

                                                           VIDEO:

                          CLIMATE CHEMICAL GEOENGINEERING

                             RIGHT DOWN MONSANTO'S ALLEY

                    Can We Save the Planet by Messing with Nature?

                                             http://sco.lt/5w8RM1

 

TakePart, October 3, 2013

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

 

                                                          VIDEO

                                            DR VANDANA SHIVA

        "RIGHTS OF NATURE" 2014 TRIBUNAL PRESIDENT STATEMENT                    http://sco.lt/6qeJU1

 

 

 

 

Global Research, January 3, 3002
WEATHER WARFARE: WASHINGTON'S NEW WORLD ORDER WEAPONS HAVE THE ABILITY TO TRIGGER CLIMATE CHANGE http://ow.ly/pusBf
http://www.globalresearch.ca/washington-s-new-world-order-weapons-have-the-ability-to-trigger-climate-change/205

 

 

                               - ▶ MOM'S SPEAK OUT ON GMOs

 

April 7, 2013 - Nation of Change
- ▶ WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MONSANTO http://www.nationofchange.org/what-every-parent-should-know-about-monsanto-1365343178

 

                                                      WATCH

                                                   TED VIDEO

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

 

- ▶ MOMS ACROSS AMERICA SLAM GMOs WORLDWIDE : Exclusive Video Blog http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/04/07/moms-across-america-slam-gmos-worldwide-exclusive-video-blog/#.UWHo-Rk0ORQ

 

 

 

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

Let's See:  Monsanto owns the patents and have the lock on for the global seed supply for our food; they own the massive amounts of pesticides required for these genetically engineered seeds; they have entered the pharmaceutical business for patents on drugs that make billions after the gmo food system has created a global epidemic of obesity, diabetes and . They now own the most advanced system for weather data in concert with the Pentagon with coming climate change and the water rights wars; they have their representatives in all levels of the USA Government; the billionaire Bill Gates is a trojan horse for them as a "philanthropic organization" both within and without government ; the USA Aid and Trade Departments manipulate (blackmail) governments to take GMO Seeds and Agriculture in their Aid and Trade Programs....it all starts to add up like Monsanto is pretty much in charge of governments and our food and health. The perpetual wheel of 

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Pesticide Lobby Spends Millions To Defend Chemicals Tied To Bee Deaths and Human Health

Pesticide Lobby Spends Millions To Defend Chemicals Tied To Bee Deaths  and Human Health | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it


Treehugger, May 12, 2014
 -▶ NO. 1 PESTICIDE KILLING HONEYBEES http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/no-1-pesticide-killing-honeybees.html


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


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

Pesticide Action Network, April 03, 2014
 ▶ EPA GETS IT WRONG ON KIDS AND PESTICIDE DRIFT http://www.panna.org/blog/epa-does-not-catch-drift

 

 ▶ PESTICIDES HARM CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT:  Bad for adult brains, too - Strong report from pediatricians: http://sco.lt/8g7Daz

 

 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


Harvard Gazette, August 19, 2014
- ▶ ARE FAILING BEES OUR WARNING SIGN FOR HUMAN HEALTH IMPLICATIONS? Harvard School of Public Health’s (HSPH) Chengsheng (Alex) Lu, an associate professor of environmental exposure biology,  believes that the potential human health implications of colony collapse disorder extend beyond the drop in pollination — though that is worrisome enough — to the impact on humans of long exposure to low-level poisons like neonicotinoid pesticides...links the pesticide to the recent increase in neurological conditions in children such as autism and ADHD. http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2014/08/are-failing-bees-our-warning-sign/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                       SILENCING THE SCIENTIST: 

            TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA - ALTRAZINE

                                             http://sco.lt/8VIcAz

 

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

 

June 30, 2013 Nation of Change
 ▶ EXTENSIVE RESEARCH SHOWS MONSANTO'S #1 SELLING HERBICIDE, ROUNDUP IS KILLING YOU http://www.nationofchange.org/extensive-research-shows-monsanto-s-1-selling-herbicide-roundup-killing-you-1372601505

 

April 25, 2013 - Sun Journal

 ▶ SENATORS INTRODUCE BILL TO REDUCE REGULATIONS ON PESTICIDES http://www.newbernsj.com/news/business/hagan-co-sponsors-bill-to-reduce-regulations-on-pesticides-1.132767

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 


                                     INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

                              Beyond Pesticides, October 22, 2013
▶ 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

 

 ▶ WHY WE POISON OUR FOOD AND DR. SEUSS http://sco.lt/5NKmq9

 


                                                     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/

 

FOLLOW:

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

 

 

           ----------------PESTICIDES IMPACT ON HUMANS ----------------


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

 

                                                      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

 

 ▶ WHY IS OUR FOOD BEING MADE AND MODIFIED BY THE WORLD'S LARGEST PESTICIDE MANUFACTURER?

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

 

 ▶ 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

 

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

 

 

 

 ▶ CHEMICALS IN YOUR BODY: NEW UN STUDY REVEALS OUR CHEMICAL FOLLY - ENDOCRINE AG CHEMICAL DISRUPTERS A GLOBAL THREAT http://sco.lt/82f9px

 

 ▶ CHEMICAL CREEP: HOW TOXIC CHEMICALS ARE SNEAKING INTO YOUR FOOD AND YOUR BODY - March 7, 2013 Huffington Post  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/07/toxic-chemicals-food-body_n_2829270.html

 

Feb 22, 2013 - Scientific American

▶ FUNGICIDE USE SURGES, LARGELY UNMONITORED https://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=fungicide-use-surges-largely-unmonitored

 

▶ PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS NOW SO WIDESPREAD IN ENVIRONMENT DISRUPTING BEE BRAIN FUNCTIONING (AND US?) http://sco.lt/7PcIeP

 

                                             --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki 

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

                                          http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

 

June 17, 2013 100Reporters
▶ PEST CONTROL: SYNGENTA'S SECRET CAMPAIGN TO DISCREDIT 'ALTRAZINE' CRITICS http://100r.org/2013/06/pest-control-syngentas-secret-campaign-to-discredit-atrazines-critics/

 

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

 

29 March, 2013 Huffington Post

▶ WASHINGTON -- The chemical pesticide lobby is waging a multi-million dollar battle to prevent regulation of chemicals linked to the dramatic escalation in the deaths of pollinating bees over the past year.... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/29/pesticide-lobby-bees_n_2980870.html

 

 

▶ WE AND THE BEES ARE IN BIG TROUBLE - AS GOES NATURE, SO DO WE: Domesticated and wild bees are both in trouble - Pesticide Industry In Denial  http://sco.lt/95yplJ

 

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

 

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

 

March 29, 2013 EWG Environmental Working Group
▶ A LOOPHOLE FOR PESTICIDES PUTS PUBLIC'S HEALTH AT RISK - the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved roughly 11,000 pesticides intended for use in agriculture, inside homes, on lawns, in hand soaps, on clothing and other consumer goods with little or no safety tests, according to a multi-year investigation by the Natural Resources Defense Council. http://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2013/03/loophole-pesticides-risks-public-health

 

May 15, 2013 Seed Daily
▶ KEEPING NATURE IN BALANCE AND HEALTHY: FLOWER POWER FIGHTS ORCHARD PESTS http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Flower_power_fights_orchard_pests_999.html

 

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 PESTICIDES, HERBICIDES, INSECTICIDES ARE POISON.  PERIOD. NO MATTER HOW YOU WANT TO CUT THE CAKE OF SPIN THE ISSUE

                      

                          THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE :

NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "ROUNDUP" INSECTICIDE

                                      http://sco.lt/8iHda5

 

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

 

▶ BAYER RAKED IN $1 BILLION IN 2010 WITH BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/01/purdue-study-implicates-bayer-pesticide-bee-die-offs

 

SILENCING THE SCIENTIST: TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA - ALTRAZINE http://sco.lt/8VIcAz

 

 April 30, 2013 EurActive

▶ INSECTICIDE FIRMS IN SECRET BID TO STOP BAN THAT COULD SAVE BEES http://www.euractiv.com/sustainability/insecticide-firms-secret-bid-ban-news-519410

 

May 3, 2013 Guardian Environment - Damian Carrington
▶ REVEALED: GERMANY'S SECRET BID TO KILL BAN ON BEE-HARMING PESTICIDES http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2013/may/03/bees-pesticides-neonicotinoid-germany

 

▶ THIS PESTICIDE INDUSTRY SPIN SAYS PESTICIDES ARE GOOD FOR YOU: NO ACCOUNTING FOR ACCUMULATED IMPACTS ON HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH: PESTICIDES ARE POISON. PERIOD
VIDEO: http://pesticideinformation.eu/2013/05/07/pesticide-residues-seven-reasons-your-food-is-safe/

 

▶ 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-healt

 

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                    IMPACT ON ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY

 

                                                       WATCH:

EXCELLENT SHORT VIDEO ON THE EFFECTS MULTIPLE PESTICIDES ARE HAVING UPON BEES (AND YOU?) - by Nature Video - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-fXYR9FTfM

 


                                                        WATCH

                                April 23, 2013 Moyers & Company

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

 

 

▶ BATTLE FOR THE BEES: Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide http://sco.lt/6e9Rdh

 

▶ MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES - THE PERFECT STORM : GMO Crops, Pesticides and Extreme Weather http://sco.lt/6JKCR7

 

April 8, 2013 Earth First
▶ ROBOTIC BEES:  KEEP THE PESTICIDES, KILL THE POLLINATORS, DESTROY NATURAL BIODIVERSITY AND MAKE A BUNDLE FROM ROBOTIC BEES?!!! - MONSANTO http://earthfirstnews.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/robotic-bees-to-pollinate-monsanto-crops/

 

 

 

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

 

April 12, 2013 - Honey Colony - Mark Bittman

▶ PESTICIDES:  NOW MORE THAN EVER AN ACUTE THREAT http://www.honeycolony.com/article/pesticides-now-more-than-ever/

 

27 March 2013 - Seed Daily

▶ USA REGULATORS UNDER FIRE OVER RISKY PESTICIDES THAT PUT PEOPLE AND VALUABLE CROP POLLINATORS, LIKE BEES, IN PERIL http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/US_regulators_under_fire_over_bee-toxic_pesticides_999.html

 

April 18, 2013 - New York Times

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

 

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

 

▶ AQUACULTURE TO PAY $490,000 AFTER ILLEGAL USE OF PESTICIDES KILL LOBSTERS IN CANADA http://www.sunjournal.com/news/maine-business/2013/04/27/cooke-aquaculture-pay-490000-after-illegal-pestici/1354960

 

 

                                                    WATCH:

                                                       VIDEO

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)  THE LEADER OF THE CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

 

THE NEXT SECRET:

▶ NANOPARTICLES ARE IN OUR FOOD, CLOTHING AND MEDICINE -- AND NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE HOW DANGEROUS THEY MIGHT BE http://sco.lt/6FdyqH

 

 

 +++++LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BEE-PESTICIDE DISASTER

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

 

 ++++MORE ON TOXIC, DANGEROUS PESTICIDES IN OUR ENVIRONMENT:

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

 

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Why Do G.M.O.'s Need Protection?

Why Do G.M.O.'s Need Protection? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

April 2, 2013 - New York Times - Mark Brittman

-▶  WHY DO GMOs NEED PROTECTION? Congress should put the public interest first, especially when there’s more to learn about genetically engineered crops...

Genetic engineering in agriculture has disappointed many people who once had hopes for it. Excluding, of course, those who’ve made money from it, appropriately represented in the public’s mind by Monsanto. That corporation, or at least its friends, recently managed to have an outrageous rider slipped into the 587-page funding bill Congress sent to President Obama.[1]

The rider essentially prohibits the Department of Agriculture from stopping production of any genetically engineered crop once it’s in the ground, even if there is evidence that it is harmful.

That’s a pre-emptive Congressional override of the judicial system, since it is the courts that are most likely to ask the U.S.D.A. to halt planting or harvest of a particular crop. President Obama signed the bill last week (he kind of had to, to prevent a government shutdown) without mentioning the offensive rider [2] (he might have), despite the gathering of more than 250,000 signatures protesting the rider by the organization Food Democracy Now! http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/02/why-do-g-m-o-s-need-protection/

 


                                                         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/

 

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

 

July 26, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  UK GOVERNMENT BEE SCIENTIST BEHIND CONTROVERSIAL STUDY JOINS SYNGENTA PESTICIDE COMPANY http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/26/government-bee-scientist-pesticide-firm

 

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/

 

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

 

June 13, 2013 Washington Post
-▶  U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES HUMAN GENES MAY NOT BE PATENTED http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/supreme-court-rules-human-genes-may-not-be-patented/2013/06/13/9e5c55d2-d43d-11e2-a73e-826d299ff459_story.html

 

 

                                                    WATCH

A great explanation on the impact of genetically engineering our environment and food
                                               David Suzuki:

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

http://sco.lt/7804v3

 

 

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-1364483920

 

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

                                PROFITS TRUMPS HEALTH

Seeds are big business in Hawaii, where large biotech companies develop genetically modified crops. Megan Thompson reports on a battle being waged on the island of Kauai by residents who say growing practices like pesticide use are hazardous to public health.,, http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/environment/july-dec13/hawaiigmo_12-30.html

 

-▶  THE PESTICIDE PESTILENCE: NEONICOTINOID-COATED WILD BIRD SEEDS DEADLY TO SONG BIRDS AND WILDLIFE .. AND YOU http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free

 

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

 

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

 

April 6, 2013 - LifeWise
-▶  USDA CAVES TO FOOD INDUSTRY PRESSURES, AGREES TO REVERSE EXISTING REGULATIONS THAT PROHIBIT THE USE OF THREE TOXIC MEAT PRESERVATIVES http://southweb.org/lifewise/usda-caves-to-food-industry-pressures-approves-three-new-toxic-meat-preservatives/

 

ETC Group

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

 

Scientific America

-▶  THE SEED PATENT GAME: Do Seed Companies Control GM Crop Research?  http://sco.lt/6wNeiX

 

 

 

                        MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE

-▶  FROM SACCHARIN TO GE SEED, PEDDLING CHEMICALS FOR FOOD, AGRICULTURE, WAR AND BIG PHARMA http://sco.lt/6RhtL7

 

-▶  MONSANTO'S DIRTY DOZEN - NOT JUST GMOs AND PESTICIDES http://gmo-awareness.com/2011/05/12/monsanto-dirty-dozen/

 

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

 

 

++++WATCH
VIDEO: UNITED STATES OF MONSANTO : GMO GIANT IS NOW LITIGATION PROOF - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=E5lkiTnI9V0#!

 

 

-▶  OBESITY, CANCER, DIABETES, PROCESSED FOODS, CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES - WHAT ARE WE EATING?  With little or no independent peer reviewed research are we embarking on a dangerous human experiment that may alter the human genes for generations to come?
                                                      WATCH;

KITV HONOLULU, HAWAII INVESTIGATIVE VIDEO REPORT -

FOOD FOR THOUGHT - THE GMO DEBATE PART 3  http://news.msn.com/politics/video?videoid=db02dc7f-a5ba-4377-9853-d934d70a2eca&ap=true&OCID=MSNNWS

 

                                               --- WATCH ---

April 5, 2013 - Global Research by Dr. Vandana Shiva
THE SEEDS OF SUICIDE: HOW MONSANTO DESTROYS FARMING http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-seeds-of-suicide-how-monsanto-destroys-farming/5329947

 

 

 

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

 

30 March, 2013 - Health Impact News Daily
-▶  HOW GMO FARMING AND FOOD IS MAKING OUR GUT FLORA UNFRIENDLY http://healthimpactnews.com/2013/how-gmo-farming-and-food-is-making-our-gut-flora-unfriendly/

 

29 March, 2012 -

-▶  MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT SPURS USDA INTO ACTION, APPROVING/PROMOTING GMO CROPS ONE WAY OR ANOTHER...IN VERY CAREFUL, SKILLFUL LANGUAGING

USDA Announces New Conservation Collaboration with DuPont to Promote "Sustainable" Harvesting of Bio-based Feedstocks for Cellulosic Ethanol

http://usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2013/03/0058.xml&contentidonly=true

 

THE LONG-TIME PLANNED STRATEGY IS ABOUT TO BE ACTIONED:

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

 

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

 

21 March 2012 - The Guardian

-▶  SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO COMPANY KNOWINGLY SOLD POISONED BIRDSEED  http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/grrlscientist/2012/mar/21/2

 

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

 

 

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65 BILLION Animals Raised in Corporate Concentration Pens - Drugs, GMO Feed and 'Ag-gag' laws to impact beyond USA

65 BILLION Animals Raised in Corporate Concentration Pens - Drugs, GMO Feed and  'Ag-gag' laws to impact beyond USA | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

                +++++A Picture Says A Thousand Words +++++

                        FACTORY FARMING http://ow.ly/k2pgD

                          FEEDLOT CATTLE http://ow.ly/mEGS1

                         GESTATION CRATES  http://ow.ly/lPLtf

               ANIMAL ABUSE FACTORY FARMING http://ow.ly/mHXkT


Reuters May 5, 2015

 ▶ THE WORST AVIAN INFLUENZA OUTBREAK ON FACTORY FARMS IN US HISTORY Virulent H5 avian influenza strains have spread to 14 states in five months and affected about 24 million birds so far, mostly egg-laying hens and turkeys, according to USDA.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/05/us-health-birdflu-funds-exclusive-idUSKBN0NQ1VZ20150505


- ▶  65 BILLION CONFINED FARM ANIMALS - CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Operations). 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....Ronnie Cummins via Common Dreams  http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/01/17-5


                                         FACTORY FARM MAP

                           Find out how factory farms affect all of us

                                http://www.factoryfarmmap.org


The Dodo 06 May 2015
ARE CHICKENS LIVES BETTER ON 'CAGE-FREE FARMS? (GRAPHIC CONTENT) https://www.thedodo.com/humane-hoax-video-1125854618.html


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


                                                VIDEO REPORT
                                         France24, March 16, 2015
      EUROPE AGRICULTURE: WHEN FARMS TURN INTO FACTORIES
It's time to end the myth once and for all. The farms in children's books are history. Today's agriculture is increasingly industrial and only those who adapt will survive. In this episode we investigate the environmental effects of "mega farms". Are these large-scale enterprises more polluting than the smaller variety? The answer is not as obvious as one might think.
http://www.france24.com/en/20150315-down-to-earth-megafarms-agriculture-factories-environment-footprint/


                                                VIDEO

             The Humane Society of the United States, February 20, 2014
        UNDERCOVER AT IRON MAIDEN: WHAT'S IN YOUR SAUSAGE?
                            http://video.humanesociety.org/


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


Mother Jones, January 27, 2015
- ▶ DUST FROM FACTORY FARMS CARRIES DRUGS, POOP BACTERIA, AND ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT GENES FAR AND WIDE http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2015/01/dust-factory-farms-antibiotic-resistant-genes


                                               VIDEO (6:00)

A WELL-SHOT WINDOW INTO THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD SYSTEM, WHICH WE DON'T THINK ABOUT ENOUGH http://www.upworthy.com/this-video-makes-grocery-shopping-feel-like-a-scene-in-a-horror-film-3


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


One Green Planet, January 16, 2015
- ▶ THE DISTURBING WAYS FACTORY FARMS HAVE ALTERED THE NATURAL SIZE OF PIGS http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/how-factory-farms-have-altered-the-natural-size-of-pigs/


September 28, 2013 - Grist

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


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


Reuters, January 05, 2015
- ▶ RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY NEW STRAIN OF DEADLY PIG VIRUS IN U.S. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/06/us-pig-virus-strain-idUSKBN0KF00M20150106


National Geographic, May 01, 2014
  -▶  VIRUS KILLS SEVEN MILLION AMERICAN PIGS PUSHING UP PORK PRICES: END MEGA FACTORY FARM NOW http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/05/140501-pigs-virus-meat-prices-food-science-health/#close-modal


New York Times, August 4, 2013

- ▶  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


Food Safety News, January 19, 2015
- ▶ 2.5 MILLION POUNDS OF MEAT, POULTRY RECALLED FOR PATHOGEN CONTAMINATION IN 2014 -- HOW MANY ANIMALS DIED UNNECESSARILY FOR THAT? http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2015/01/fsis-releases-summary-of-2014-recalls/


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


One Green Planet, April 18, 2014
- ▶ 11 STATES THAT HAVE SHUT DOWN AG-GAG BILLS AND HOW THEY DID IT http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/states-that-have-shut-down-ag-gag-bills-and-how-they-did-it/


RT USA, March 06, 2015
 - ▶ 'AG GAG' LAW CRIMINALIZING DOCUMENTATION OF FARMING ABUSES PASSED IN WYOMING http://rt.com/usa/238525-wyoming-ag-gag-trespass/


Capital Press, January 22, 2015
- ▶ ANOTHER 'AG-GAG" LAW WON'T HELP FARMERS http://www.capitalpress.com/20150122/another-ag-gag-law-wont-help-farmers


Treehugger

- ▶ NEED TO KNOW: U.S. 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


Sydney Morning Herald, May 01, 2014
- ▶ AUSTRALIA RISKS COPYING US AG-GAG LAW TO TURN ANIMAL ACTIVISTS INTO TERRORISTS http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/australia-risks-copying-us-aggag-laws-to-turn-animal-activists-into-terrorists-20140501-37k8i.html


Mother Jones July/August Issue
- ▶ GAGGED BY BIG AG http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/ag-gag-laws-mowmar-farms


Sydney Morning Herald, June 15, 2014
- ▶ ANIMAL CRUELTY ACTIVISTS TARGETED BY TOUGH NEW BIOSECURITY MEASURES
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/animal-cruelty-activists-targeted-by-tough-new-biosecurity-measures-20140615-zs8jt.html


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/


                                                   VIDEO

                                      April 13, 2013 The Real News
OBAMA BUDGET PLANS ON REPLACING USDA POULTRY INSPECTORS WITH INDUSTRY SELF REGULATION http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10052


May 6, 2013 Earth Justice

- ▶  CONSERVATION GROUPS NOTIFY USDA OF 6,500-PIG SWINE FACILITY VIOLATIONS http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2013/conservation-groups-notify-usda-of-esa-violations-related-to-arkansas-swine-facility


Their Turn, October 28, 2014
  - ▶ "ESTHER" THE PIG HAS A MESSAGE FOR NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR:  BAN PIG GESTATION CRATES http://theirturn.net/gestation-crates-new-jersey/


New York Time, February 19, 2014
  -▶  IS THAT SAUSAGE WORTH THIS? TURNING PIGS INTO CANNIBALS http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/20/opinion/kristof-is-that-sausage-worth-this.html


Union of Concerned Scientists

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


March 20, 2013 - Tom Philpott - Mother Jones

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


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


                                                        VIDEOS

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


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


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


Alternet, January 20, 2015
- ▶ THE SHOCKINGLY GORY EXPERIMENTS CONDUCTED ON ANIMALS SO AMERICANS CAN HAVE CHEAP, TASTY MEAT. http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/shockingly-gory-experiments-conducted-animals-so-americans-can-have-cheap-tasty


Alternet, December 19, 2013

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

                                                      VIDEO

                   Organization for Competitive Markets, August 06, 2013
ONE OF THE GREATEST EXAMPLES OF ANIMAL DIS-ASSOCIATION IS INDUSTRIALIZED AGRICULTURE http://www.competitivemarkets.com/one-of-the-greatest-examples-of-animal-disassociation-is-industrialized-agriculture/


                                       REPORT - INFOGRAPHIC
                                 Food Tank, November 18, 2014
                  RETHINKING INDUSTRIAL ANIMAL PRODUCTION

A quick guide, “Rethinking Industrial Animal Production,” detailing the significant and far reaching consequences of a food system dominated by industrial animal production http://www.scribd.com/doc/247019882/Rethinking-Industrial-Animal-Production

- ▶ RE-ENGINEERING OUR FOOD ANIMALS IN QUEST FOR PROFIT AND INTO OUR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND BODIES - UNREGULATED, NO OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING http://sco.lt/5YKo8f


▶  FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3996846188/four-fifths-of-all-big-pharma-antibiotics-consumed-by-meat-and-poultry-industry-what-are-you-eating


                                                      WATCH

                     "DEATH ON A USA FACTORY FARM" "[HBO Special]

            When Animals Become Inanimate Objects On A Balance Sheet

                                              http://sco.lt/7WUGp7


May 12, 2013 The Independent

- ▶  UK CAMPAIGNERS WARN AGAIN RISE OF 'MEGA-FARMS: COULD MASSIVE PIG, FISH AND DAIRY UNITS HARM ENVIRONMENT (AND YOU) http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/campaigners-warn-against-rise-of-the-megafarms-could-massive-pig-fish-and-dairy-units-harm-the-environment-8612471.html


The Guardian, November 29, 2014
  - ▶ THE UNCOUNTED DEAD : ALARM OVER 40 MILLION LIVESTOCK DEATHS ON UK FARMS BEFORE SLAUGHTER

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/29/animal-rights-group-sounds-alarm-over-40m-farm-deaths


Guardian, July 25,  2014
  - ▶ BRITAINS' INCREASING TASTE FOR WHITE MEAT IS A DISASTER FOR ANIMALS AND FOR US. As much as 92% of all chicken is contaminated with faecal matter, while intensive livestock production crams 30,000 birds living in their own excrement into a single shed  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/25/britain-white-meat-disaster-animals-chicken-contaminated


- ▶   THE HORRORS OF FACTORY FARMING OUR ANIMALS: ETHICAL EGGS, DAIRY AND MEAT http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2841587423/the-horrors-of-factory-farming-our-animal-ethical-eggs-dairy-and-meat

 


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                                               INDUSTRIAL PORK

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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


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


                                                     VIDEO

                           February 1, 2012 - Tom Philpott

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

                               An Image Says A Thousand Words

                                         GESTATION CRATES

                                           http://ow.ly/lPLtf


- ▶  CLONING PIGS ON AN 'INDUSTRIAL SCALE' http://sco.lt/5kcJLl

 

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

 

26 March 2013 - Tom Philpott - Mother Jones

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

 

July 12, 2013 Care2
- ▶  STAND WITH RYAN GOSLING: NO MORE GESTATION CRATES FOR PIGS http://www.care2.com/causes/stand-with-ryan-gosling-no-more-gestation-crates-for-pigs.html

 

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/

 

NPR, November 4, 2014
- ▶  WHY ARE PIG FARMERS STILL USING GROWTH-PROMOTING DRUG? http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/11/04/241603861/why-are-pig-farmers-still-using-growth-promoting-drugs


- ▶ A DRONE FLEW OVER A PIG FARM TO DISCOVER IT'S NOT REALLY A FARM.  IT'S SOMETHING MUCH MORE DISTURBING This is no farm. It's a factory built for efficiency http://www.upworthy.com/a-drone-flew-over-a-pig-farm-to-discover-its-not-really-a-farm-its-something-much-more-disturbing


- ▶  CHINA BUYS BIGGEST USA CAFO HOG FACTORY FARM "SMITHFIELD" : CHINA'S RIVER OF DEAD PIGS - 17,000 OF THEM  http://sco.lt/5XuHZp


- ▶  CHINESE ENTERS USA CHICKEN AND HOG FACTORY FARM MARKET  -- UNLABELLED, UNREGULATED  http://sco.lt/9HKT33


                                                      WATCH

                                              "A RIVER OF WASTE"

The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Operations  http://sco.lt/6PQUk5


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


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

 

 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


Huffington Post, December 19, 2014
  - EATING FERAL PIG: A MORE SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE TO YOUR PORK CHOPS. More than 100 million pigs are killed every year in the U.S. and the pork industry produced over 23 billion pounds of meat in 2012. The massive industrial operations needed to supply America's pork hunger also have a significant environmental impact. Agriculture, including animal feeding operations, is the most common pollutant of U.S. rivers and streams, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The enormous, toxic waste lagoons attached to some animal feedlots can even be seen from satellites.

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/19/eating-wild-boar-feral-pigs_n_6348486.html


                     

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                            ANTIBIOTICS IN YOUR FOOD ANIMALS

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                                                     VIDEO

   THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT: CAFOs FACTORY FARMING

                                          http://sco.lt/5pYaYr

 

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                                               POULTRY

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


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

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


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


                                                       WATCH

       SO YOU WANT TO EAT INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMED EGGS?

                        California Egg Farm Investigation | Mercy For Animals

                                              http://ow.ly/kXbz1

 

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



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                              OUR INDUSTRIAL MEAT, DAIRY

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                                                 HIGH STEAKS

                                             http://sco.lt/5G3rBB


                                                    VIDEO

                                  August 15, 2013 Treehugger

          THE MECHANIZATION OF OUR MEAT, FOOD SUPPLY
Without any words, the film makes a statement about the production of meat, its mechanization and the people and animals involved in that process. http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/wordless-comment-overconsumption.html


             WHAT NEXT? OUR ANIMALS ARE NOT INANIMATE OBJECTS

                                          Grist, January 29, 2014
  -▶  POOR COWS:  WE CAN HARVEST 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/

 

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                                           DAIRY FARMS


                                             -- WATCH --

        THE INDUSTRIAL DAIRY INDUSTRY IN 60 SECONDS FLAT

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZcUrWAK-8Q#at=47

 

- ▶  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


- ▶  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


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


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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                                     FEEDLOTS - CATTLE/BEEF

                         

                             An Image Says A Thousand Words                  

                         FEED LOT CATTLE http://ow.ly/mEGS1


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


- ▶ 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


 Globe and Mail, October05, 2012
- ▶ UK. 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/

 

                                                MEATONOMICS

                       THE DIRTY TRUTH ABOUT CHEAP MEAT

                                               http://sco.lt/5MiErp


- ▶  BEEF'S RAW EDGES: OUR INDUSTRIALIZED FOOD SYSTEM, PART 1 http://sco.lt/5gZpWT


 Huffington Post Green, December 04, 2013
- ▶  HUMANS GROWING MORE CARNIVOROUS, GLOBAL FOOD STUDY SHOWS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/03/humans-carnivorous_n_4377206.html


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


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                                          SLAUGHTER HOUSES

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June 6, 2013 Huffington Post Green
- ▶  USDA INSPECTOR GENERAL: FOOD SAFETY AND HUMANE SLAUGHTER LAWS IGNORED WITH IMPUNITY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-friedrich/usda-inspector-general-fo_b_3333853.html

 

                                                 VIDEO

                            by PAUL McCARTNEY  (Former "Beatle")

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


                                               VIP WATCH

              Investigation by Australian ABC TV Four Corners

               "A BLOODY BUSINESS" - LIVE ANIMAL EXPORTS

                                           http://sco.lt/7cFyuf


                    

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           FEEDING ANIMALS GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD

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


The 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


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


June 21, 2013 Living on Earth:
- ▶  ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS FOR PIGS FED GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD (So What's It Doing To You?) http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00025&segmentID=1


Economic Times, June 09, 2014
 ▶  INDIA OFFICIALS SEEK TO CURB ANTIBIOTICS AND HORMONES IN ANIMAL FEED  http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-06-09/news/50448268_1_food-producing-animals-antibiotics-animal-feed


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

 

June 27, 2013 Nation of Change
- ▶  FIRST LONG TERM STUDY RELEASED ON PIGS, CATTLE WHO EAT GMO SOY AND CORN OFFER FRIGHTENING RESULTS http://www.nationofchange.org/first-long-term-study-released-pigs-cattle-who-eat-gmo-soy-and-corn-offers-frightening-results-13723

 

August 8, 2013 Organic Consumers Association
- ▶  TORTURING ANIMALS WITH MONSANTO'S GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FEED http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_28062.cfm


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 March 19, 2013 - Huffington Post

- ▶  WHY EVERYONE SHOULD BE ANGRY ABOUT CORPORATE FACTORY FARMING http://sco.lt/7kUpVp


 - ▶  WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ANIMAL CONDITIONS ON FACTORY FARMS AND THE AG-GAG BILL http://sco.lt/5p824n

 

                                      MORE, BIGGER, FASTER :

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD: Anti-Whistle-blower Ag-Gag Laws http://sco.lt/8usxzV

 

 

 

 - ▶  LAST CHANCE FOR ANIMALS - FACTORY FARMING http://www.lcanimal.org/index.php/campaigns/other-issues/factory-farming

 

pdjmoo's insight:

EcoWatch, November 26, 2013

- ▶  HOW TO AVOID FACTORY FARMED FOODS http://ecowatch.com/2013/11/26/avoid-factory-farmed-foods/?utm_source=feedly


                                                      VIDEO

                                              DailyMail Online
THE BARBARIC COST OF YOUR WINTER COAT AND COMFORTER AND FOIE GRAS Down Feathers ripped from bird's backs and gaping wounds sewn up with no pain relief http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2240096/Feathers-ripped-birds-backs-gaping-wounds-sewn-pain-relief-The-barbaric-cost-winter-coat.html


                                                         VIDEO

DOWN PRODUCTION:  BIRDS HORRENDOUSLY ABUSED FOR THEIR FEATHERS  http://www.peta.org/features/down-investigation/


- ▶  ANTI-WHISTLE BLOWER AG-GAG LAWS AIMED AT KEEPING YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT YOUR FACTORY FARMED FOOD - PIGS, CHICKENS, VEAL, DAIRY, TURKEY, DUCKS http://sco.lt/7aFBUv


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

 

                                      -▶  FARM-AGEDDON:

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

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                              A Picture Says A Thousand Words

                             BATTERY FACTORY FARMED HENS

                                         http://ow.ly/mCAJf


The Dodo - 05 May 2015
- ▶ NEW UNDERCOVER FOOTAGE REVEALS VICIOUS CHICKEN ABUSE AT A SLAUGHTER HOUSE https://www.thedodo.com/undercover-footage-mountaire-farms-chickens-1127155255.html


The Dodo, March 31, 2015
- ▶ EVERY YEAR, BILLIONS OF NEWBORN CHICKS AROUND THE GLOBE ARE KILLED WHEN THEY'RE JUST MINUTES OLD https://www.thedodo.com/germany-stop-culling-male-chicks-1068701850.html


                                   Animals Australia, April 01, 2015
                                               SHORT VIDEO
               The disturbing ‘waste product’ of the worldwide egg industry
GERMANY SAYS 'NO MORE CHICK SHREDDING' Germany has become the FIRST country in the world to decide it no longer wants to grind up millions of live baby chicks —.
http://www.animalsaustralia.org/features/germany-stops-shredding-chicks.php


TakePart, July 01, 2014

- ▶ WERE BABY CHICKS KILLED TO MAKE YOUR MAYO?

http://www.takepart.com/video/2014/07/01/mayo-chickens


The Dodo, March 18, 2015
- ▶ SCALDING LIVE CHICKENS IS AN ACCEPTED BRUTAL BUSINESS MODEL https://www.thedodo.com/community/MarcBekoff/new-york-times-chicken-slaughter-scalding-1048137798.html


                                                       VIDEO

                                    The Dodo, March 16, 2015
- ▶ THE WAY CHICKENS ARE KILLED IS HELL ON EARTH...AND LEGAL https://www.thedodo.com/chickens-video-legal-slaughter-gordon-1043872702.html


                                                 VIDEO (18:57)

                           Huffington Post Green, March 09, 2014
         THE CHICKENS YOU EAT ARE PROBABLY PRETTY DARN DIRTY
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/09/dirty-birds-factory-farming_n_6833256.html


- ▶ BLIND, FOOTLESS CHICKENS FOR FUTURE CAFO FACTORY FARMS http://farmwars.info/?p=789


One Green Planet, April, 23, 2015
- ▶ 10 STUNNING CHICKENS WHO PROVE THEY ARE ARE TOO DYNAMIC TO BE CONSIDERED 'NUGGETS' http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/chickens-too-dynamic-to-be-nuggets/


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


Reuters, April 23, 2015
- ▶ MINNESOTA DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY OVER BIRD FLU OUTBREAK IN POULTRY http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/23/us-health-birdflu-usa-idUSKBN0NE2F720150423


CNBC, April 20, 2015
- ▶ US POULTRY EXPORTS PLUNGE WITH AVIAN FLU SCARE - MILLIONS OF BIRDS TO BE DESTROYED. The avian flu outbreak that has spread in 12 states is taking its toll on more than just the millions of birds that will be destroyed. http://www.cnbc.com/id/102606828


Web MD
- ▶BIRD FLU (AVIAN FLU): SYMPTOMS, HOW YOU CATCH IT, TREATMENTS, AND MORE http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/what-know-about-bird-flu


                                               VIDEO (4:59)
                       CHICKEN FACTORY FARMER SPEAKS OUT
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YE9l94b3x9U


TreeHugger, March 05, 2015

- ▶ BATTLE CONTINUES TO RAGE BETWEEN CHICKEN FARMER AND BIG CHICKEN PRODUCER/EMPLOYER PERDUE  http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/battle-continues-between-chicken-farmer-and-employer-perdue.html

VICE, February 23, 2015
 - WHY A NORTH CAROLINA CHICKEN FARMER EXPOSED THE DEPRESSING CONDITIONS ON HIS OWN FARM  http://www.vice.com/read/the-whistle-blower-crows-at-dawn-0000570-v22n2

 WIRED, February 23, 2015
 - THE POULTRY INDUSTRY RESPONDS TO AN ACTIVIST FARMER

http://www.wired.com/2015/02/watts-response/


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


One Green Planet March 24, 2014
- ▶ IS THERE REALLY SUCH A THING AS AN ETHICAL EGG? THE HIDDEN CRUELTY INVOLVED IN ALL EGG PRODUCTION

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/is-there-really-such-a-thing-as-an-ethical-egg/


                                                     VIDEO (8:00)

       SO YOU WANT TO EAT INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMED EGGS?

                         CALIFORNIA EGG FARM INVESTIGATION 

                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hY0syP5haE


                                                       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


                                                        VIDEO
                                      New Scientist, January 19, 2015
SEE CHICKEN DEVELOP ON DRUGS THROUGH A CRACKED EGGSHELL

 http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26817-see-chicken-develop-on-drugs-through-a-cracked-eggshell.html

 

  YOUR CHICKENS ARE RAISED ON A STEADY DIET OF PRESCRIPTION, OVER-THE-COUNTER, AND EVEN BANNED DRUGS: CAFOs http://www.rodalenews.com/healthy-chicken


George Monbiot, December 17, 2014
- OVERGROWTH:  What can you say about a society whose food production must be hidden from public view? In which the factory farms and slaughterhouses supplying much of our diet must be guarded like arsenals to prevent us from seeing what happens there?
The growth rate of broiler chickens has quadrupled in 50 years: they are now killed at seven weeks(2). By then they are often crippled by their weight. Animals selected for obesity cause obesity. Bred to bulge, scarcely able to move, overfed, factory farmed chickens now contain almost three times as much fat as chickens did in 1970, and just two thirds of the protein(3). Stalled pigs and feedlot cattle have undergone a similar transformation. Meat production? No, this is fat production.

http://www.monbiot.com/2014/12/16/overgrowth/

 

                                          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/


April 17, 2013 Seed Daily

- ▶  CHICKEN WITH BIGGER GIZZARDS ARE MORE "EFFICIENT" - MORE, BIGGER, FASTER FOR PROFITS THAT IS http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Chickens_with_bigger_gizzards_are_more_efficient_999.html


GreenBiz, March 04, 2015
- McDONALD'S TO CUT "ANTIBIOTICS" FOR CHICKEN SOLD IN U.S.  http://www.greenbiz.com/article/exclusive-mcdonalds-cuts-chicken-antibiotics-mcnuggets


The Atlantic Wire, October 4, 2013
- ▶ THE AUTOPSY OF CHICKEN NUGGETS READS "CHICKEN LITTLE" http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2013/10/three-grossest-sentences-youll-read-about-chicken-nuggets-today/70195/

-- American Journal Of Medicine Abstract http://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343%2813%2900396-3/abstract


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

                                                     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/


Modern Farmer, February 24, 2014
- ▶  CHICKEN FACTORY FARMING AND ITS DISCONTENTS http://modernfarmer.com/2014/02/chicken-farming-discontents/


Al Jazeera America, April 18, 2014

- ▶ HOW BIG CHICKEN TOOK OVER AMERICA http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/4/industrialized-chickenfarmingmeatracketfoodsafetyantitrust.html


September 2, 2013 Mother Jones

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

 

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

 

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


The Dodo, March 06, 2014
- ▶ NO ONE WANTS TO DO THIS JOB THAT KILLS 6,000 CHICKS PER DAY. Within the world of poultry farming, both in the U.S. and abroad, large-scale laying operations have no need for male chicks in egg production, so the males — often just minutes old — are immediately killed. Some in a gas chamber. Others are killed in a macerator, a blender-like machine that grinds them up alive.   https://www.thedodo.com/chicks-factory-farming-culling-1027688867.htm

 

OpEd News, August 02, 2014

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

 

 NPR, February 19, 2014

- ▶ IS TYSON FOODS CHICKEN EMPIRE A MEAT RACKET? http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/02/19/276981085/is-tyson-foods-chicken-empire-a-meat-racket

 

 - ▶ 80,000 CHICKENS PER FACTORY FARM (CAFO) PROJECT HAS ORGANIC FARMER WORRIED http://www.eveningsun.com/news/ci_21451945/chicken-farm-project-has-organic-farmer-worried

     

                                                VIDEO (4:53)
                             FOOD INC: CHICKEN FARM PART 11
               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Tda7MqhNs

 

                                                VIDEO (7:58)
              LIVE FAST DIE YOUNG : THE LIFE OF A MEAT CHICKEN
                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpbtBgLfl90


Truthout, December 23, 2013

- ▶ IT DOESN'T TASTE LIKE CHICKEN:  "The cheap chicken will have minimal flavor, thanks to its short life span, lack of sunlight and a monotonous diet of corn and soy http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/20713-it-doesnt-taste-like-chicken

 

                                               VIDEO (12:00)
               45 DAYS: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A BROILER CHICKEN
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xubyea_45-days-the-life-and-death-of-a-broiler-chicken_animals


Reuters, July 09, 2014

- ▶ ROOSTERS FERTILITY PROBLEM HITS U.S. CHICKEN SUPPLY, LIFTS PRICES:  GMO Corn Feed and Inbreeding http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/09/us-chicken-supply-genetics-exclusive-idUSKBN0FE0C820140709


                                UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION

                                    The Dodo, January 05, 2015

                 HORROR AT BUTTERFIELD HEN SLAUGHTERHOUSE

The life of an egg-laying chicken in the U.S., or one of 301 million others like her, normally lasts 12 to 18 months, during which she produces up to 450 eggs. But what happens after that, when she's no longer considered profitable by the egg industry? According to a new investigation, the life of a "spent" bird — the industry's term for a hen who's no longer used for her eggs — is short and not so sweet.

                                      Warning: Disturbing Content

                                                      VIDEO

https://www.thedodo.com/egg-laying-hen-slaughter-914943443.html


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

 

Green Is The New Red: FEBRUARY 28, 2014

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

 

Mother Jones July/August Issue

- ▶ GAGGED BY BIG AG http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/ag-gag-laws-mowmar-farms

 

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


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


                                  VIDEO CLIP FROM FOOD, INC:

                          INDUSTRIAL CHICKEN FARMERS

             http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enwU5jIXSlU


                                             INVESTIGATION

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


Alternet, September 18, 2013
- ▶ HOW CHICKEN IS KILLING THE PLANET - Processed chicken is already bad for the environment, workers and consumers -- and it's about to get a lot worse .http://www.alternet.org/how-chicken-killing-planet?akid=10951.237541.xhkbuI&rd=1&src=newsletter898439&t=9


                             CHINESE ENTERS US FOOD MARKET

       CHICKENS BOUND FOR USA -- UNLABELLED, UNREGULATED

                                            http://sco.lt/7MuubR

 

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                                                 FOOD SAFETY

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 - ▶ FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY (What Are You Eating?) http://sco.lt/5u5Gyn

                                                       VIDEO
                                      Food and Water Watch
                IS FACTORY FARM CHICKEN SAFE TO EAT? (1:48)

      Tell the USDA not to allow the privatization of poultry inspections.

http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/food/foodsafety/meat-inspection/factory-farm-chicken/


                                         Center for Food Safety
                                      ABOUT FACTORY FARMS

        http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/search/factory-farms


 Common Dreams, December 19, 2013
- ▶ IS YOUR CHICKEN DINNER MAKING YOU SICK? Two new reports highlight public health risks. For its report "The High Cost of Cheap Chicken," Consumer Reports tested over 300 raw chicken breasts, including some labeled as organic and antibiotic free, at national retailers. The study found that nearly all (97 percent) had potentially harmful bacteria, and roughly half (49.7 percent) the chicken sampled contained at least one multidrug-­resistant bacterium... http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/12/19-3

 

 June 6, 2013 Huffington Post Green
- ▶ USDA INSPECTOR GENERAL: FOOD SAFETY AND HUMANE SLAUGHTER LAWS IGNORED WITH IMPUNITY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-friedrich/usda-inspector-general-fo_b_3333853.html


Guardian, July 23, 2014
- ▶ REPORT: THE POULTRY AND FOOD POISONING SCANDAL:  HOW INDUSTRIAL CHICKEN SPREADS CAMPYLOBACTER AND WHY WE NEED TO REVISIT LARGE FACTORY FARM "PRODUCTION" OF OUR FOOD ANIMALS http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jul/23/-sp-food-poisoning-scandal-how-chicken-spreads-campylobacter

 

 New York Times, February 20, 2015
- ABSOLUTELY NEEDED: OBAMA PROPOSES SINGLE AGENCY FOR FOOD SAFETY AND REGULATION http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/21/us/obama-proposes-single-overseer-for-food-safety.html


Food and Water Watch
- WHO'S INSPECTING OUR CHICKEN NOW?
Weigh In: Tell the USDA to Revoke the Filthy Chicken Rule!
http://act.foodandwaterwatch.org/site/MessageViewer?dlv_id=46901&em_id=39442.0

 

EcoWatch, July 31, 2014

- ▶ USDA TO REPLACE  FACTORY FARM POULTRY INSPECTIONS WITH "SELF-POLICING" BY THE COMPANIES THEMSELVES http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/31/usda-final-rule-privatize-poultry-inspection/

 

The Guardian, July 28, 2014
- ▶ OBAMA IS LETTING THE POULTRY INDUSTRY RUN WILD. YOUR CHICKEN IS ABOUT TO GET MORE FULL OF FECES: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/28/chicken-regulations-obama-poultry-industry


September 4, 2013 Reuters
- ▶ USDA CRITICIZED FOR WORK ON POULTRY PLANT FOOD SAFETY PROJECT http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/04/us-usa-usda-poultry-report-idUSBRE98314420130904


Food Safety News, February 26, 2014

- ▶  POULTRY PROCESSING LINE SPEEDS:  HOW FAST IS TOO FAST? http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2014/02/poultry-processing-line-speeds-how-fast-is-too-fast/#.Uw5lJF5kJK4


Washington Post, October 31, 2013

- ▶ WHY A CHICKEN ISN'T AN ANIMAL: USDA PLANS TO SUPER SPEED UP POULTRY-PROCESSING LINES INCREASING RISK OF BIRD ABUSE. Nearly 1 million chickens and turkeys are unintentionally boiled alive each year in U.S. slaughterhouses, often because fast-moving lines fail to kill the birds before they are dropped into scalding water, Agriculture Department records show. http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/usda-plan-to-speed-up-poultry-processing-lines-could-increase-risk-of-bird-abuse/2013/10/29/aeeffe1e-3b2e-11e3-b6a9-da62c264f40e_story.html


Mother Jones, December 05, 2013

- ▶ THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S MEATY GIFT TO BIG CHICKEN http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/12/usda-big-chicken-kill-lines


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

 

PBS Newshour, October 26, 2014

- MORE THAN 31,000 POUNDS OF U.S. CHICKEN PRODUCTS RECALLED. HOW MANY WASTED SLAUGHTERED CHICKENS IS THAT?   http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/chicken-recall/

 

 Reuters, July 09, 2014
- ▶ FOSTER FARMS BATTLES INSURERS OVER DEFINITION OF "RECALL" Foster Farms is one of the largest chicken producers in the United States http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/09/us-usa-fosterfarms-lawsuit-idUSKBN0FE28S20140709

 

August 9, 2013 Mother Jones
- ▶ DO CHICKEN PLANT CHEMICALS MASK SALMONELLA? http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/08/your-chicken-swims-chemical-cocktail


France24, May 05, 2014
IS U.S. CHLORINATED CHICKEN AND GMO FOOD HEADED TO THE EU? THE CONTROVERSIAL EU-US TRADE AGREEMENT #TAFTA .Chicken washed in chlorine, meat treated with artificial beef hormones and a host of genetically modified crops – all of these could be making their way into European supermarkets under a free trade agreement being negotiated between the US and EU.. http://www.france24.com/en/20140514-usa-chlorinated-chicken-gm-food-heading-eu-trade-deal-tafta-ttip-france


HuffingtonPost Green, July 14, 2014
GERMANY SAYS NEIN DANKE TO U.S. 'CHLORINE CHICKEN'

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/14/chlorine-chicken-chlorhuehnchen_n_5583419.html?utm_hp_ref=green


Guardian, July 25,  2014
 - BRITAINS' INCREASING TASTE FOR WHITE MEAT IS A DISASTER FOR ANIMALS AND FOR US. As much as 92% of all chicken is contaminated with faecal matter, while intensive livestock production crams 30,000 birds living in their own excrement into a single shed  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/25/britain-white-meat-disaster-animals-chicken-contaminated


May 15, 2013 Nation Of Change

- ▶ FACTORY FARMED CHICKEN FOUND TO CONTAIN CONCERNING LEVELS OF ARSENIC DUE TO ANTIBIOTICS http://www.nationofchange.org/conventional-chicken-found-contain-concerning-levels-arsenic-due-antibiotics-1368632553

 

April 25, 2013 - Washington Post
- ▶ AT CHICKEN PLANTS, CHEMICALS BLAMED FOR HEALTH AILMENT ARE POISED TO PROLIFERATE http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/at-chicken-plants-chemicals-blamed-for-health-ailments-are-poised-to-proliferate/2013/04/25/d2a65ec8-97b1-11e2-97cd-3d8c1afe4f0f_story.html

WSBTV, April 24, 2014

- ▶ CHICKEN PLANT WORKERS SAY CHEMICALS SPRAYED ON CARCASSES ARE MAKING THEM SICK http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/chicken-plant-workers-say-chemicals-sprayed-carcas/nfg73/

March 21, 2013 - MyFDL

- ▶ HOW THE POULTRY INDUSTRY IS GRINDING UP WORKERS' HEALTH AND RIGHTS http://my.firedoglake.com/meeshellchen/2013/03/21/how-the-poultry-industry-is-grinding-up-workers-health-and-rights/

 April 30, 2013 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
- ▶ WORK IN A POULTRY PLANT?  THE GOOD NEWS IS YOU STILL HAVE A JOB, THE BAD NEWS IS IT MAY BE KILLING YOU http://www.iatp.org/blog/201304/work-in-a-poultry-plant-the-good-news-is-you-still-have-a-job-the-bad-news-is-it-may-be-

 

  - ▶ GUT BOMB: THAT TURKEY BURGER COULD KILL YOU, AND HERE'S WHY http://grist.org/food/gut-bomb-that-turkey-burger-could-kill-you-and-heres-why/


                                      RE-ENGINEERING OUR FOOD

                                        The Guardian, May 19, 2014
- WANTED:  A BREED OF CHICKEN THAT CAN SURVIVE CRIPPLING HEATWAVES IN CONFINED CAFOs: TO MAINTAIN MEGA FACTORY FARM PROFITS http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/may/25/chicken-to-beat-killer-heatwaves

 

                 BIO RE-ENGINEERING ANIMALS IN LUST FOR PROFITS

                        ... and into our environment, food and bodies

                               No Regulation, No Oversight, No labels...

                                           http://sco.lt/6n7JtB


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                                               AND YOUR EGGS

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

 

NPR, December 23, 2014
- FARM FRESH? NATURAL? EGGS NOT ALWAYS WHAT THEY'RE CRACKED UP TO BE http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/12/23/370377902/farm-fresh-natural-eggs-not-always-what-they-re-cracked-up-to-be

                                               WATCH

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

   **** CHEAP EGGS Egg Farm Admits to 10 Counts of Animal Cruelty

http://www.mercyforanimals.org/maine-eggs/ 


Guardian, November 13, 2013

- ▶ ARE FREE-RANGE HENS HAPPIER IN CAGES? JUST LOOK AT THE HENS http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/13/free-range-hens-happier-cages


July 25, 2013 NPR
- ▶ The FDA /USDA PLAY GAMES WITH "FREE RANGE ORGANIC EGG" LABELING  http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/07/24/205230655/the-fda-doesnt-want-chickens-to-explore-the-great-outdoors

 

 Care2, February 07, 2014

-▶  WHY IS MISSOURI UPSET ABOUT GOOD NEWS FOR EGG-LAYING HENS IN CALIFORNIA http://www.care2.com/causes/why-is-missouri-upset-about-good-news-for-egg-laying-hens-in-california.html

 

Nation of Change, September 21, 2013

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

 

July 23, 2013 Cornucopia Institute
- ▶ FDA/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/

 

August 27, 2013 DW-Eco

- ▶ IT'S GLOBAL AND ENDEMIC: THE HIDDEN FACTS OF GERMAN EGG PRODUCTION  http://www.dw.de/the-hidden-facts-of-egg-production/a-17030868


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                     MORE ON INDUSTRIAL FARMED FOOD

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- ▶ CAUSING ANIMALS WE EAT TO SUFFER COARSENS US AND MAKES US LESS COMPASSIONATE http://www.care2.com/greenliving/farm-animals-are-friends-not-food.html

 

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

 

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

 

                                             65 BILLION ANIMALS

                     RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS

                             DRUGS, GMO FEED AND 'AG-GAG' LAWS

                                               http://sco.lt/6GRczB

 

Alternet, December 19, 2013

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

 

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

 

EcoWatch, November 26, 2013
- ▶ HOW TO AVOID FACTORY FARMED FOODS http://ecowatch.com/2013/11/26/avoid-factory-farmed-foods/?utm_source=feedly

 

                                            FARM TO FRIDGE

THE TRUTH BEHIND MEAT PRODUCTION : IT'S TIME TO STOP PRETENDING AND WAKE-UP TO INDUSTRIAL ANIMAL FARMING  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/994530827/farm-to-fridge-the-truth-behind-meat-production-it-s-time-to-stop-pretending-and-wake-up-to-industrial-farming-now


                                                      VIDEO

DOWN PRODUCTION:  BIRDS HORRENDOUSLY ABUSED FOR THEIR FEATHERS  http://www.peta.org/features/down-investigation/

 

                                                        VIDEO
                                             DUCKS DESPAIR:
UNDERCOVER FOOTAGE:  HOW DUCKLINGS ARE TREATED IN ONE OF AMERICA'S BIGGEST FACTORY FARMS  https://www.thedodo.com/duck-factory-farm-expose-780539441.html

 

- ▶ TURKEY TROUBLE: GENETICS GONE TOO FAR? http://science.kqed.org/quest/2012/11/19/turkey-trouble-genetics-gone-too-far/

 

 - ▶ SO YOU WANT TO EAT FOIE GRAS? Ducks Cruelly Force-Fed for Enlarged Livers - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW2uiw-p_js

                                                       VIDEO

                                              DailyMail Online
THE BARBARIC COST OF YOUR WINTER COAT AND COMFORTER AND FOIE GRAS Down Feathers ripped from bird's backs and gaping wounds sewn up with no pain relief http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2240096/Feathers-ripped-birds-backs-gaping-wounds-sewn-pain-relief-The-barbaric-cost-winter-coat.html

 

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New York Times, February 17, 2015
- AFRICA CAN GROW THEIR OWN CHICKENS: THE STRONG ARM AT HEART OF U.S.-SOUTH TRADE DISPUTE, A SERIOUS GAME OF INTERNATIONAL CHICKEN http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/18/us/at-heart-of-us-south-african-trade-dispute-a-serious-game-of-chicken.html?_r=0


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

                                                 MASSIVE

         HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CONSEQUENCES

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


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

                                              ORIGINAL REPORT

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


                                                     WATCH: 

                                          A RIVER OF WASTE

This documentary looks at the potential hazards caused by factory farms in the United States, particularly by waste disposal. 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

 

 EcoWatch, December 07, 2012

  GROUPS FILE MOTION TO STOP FACTORY FARMS FROM USING WATERWAYS AS DUMPING GROUNDS  http://ecowatch.org/2012/stop-factory-farms/


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

                           FACTORY FARM PIG GESTATION CRATES

                                                          IMAGES

                                                 http://ow.ly/lPLtf

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

pdjmoo's insight:

                              AND IT HAPPENS WITH SEAFOOD TOO


                         TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER.  SHOULD WE?

                                           WILD vs FARMED FISH

                                        The Terrible Price We Pay

                                            http://sco.lt/6jhIJd


                                           **** WATCH ****

                                               Lovely Video

                                          MAKE IT POSSIBLE

                    IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT FACTORY FARMING

                                            http://ow.ly/k2pnE


- ▶ MORE ON AG GAG LAWS AND FACTORY FARMS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=AG+GAG+LAWS#post_1716244040

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Trevor Boyne's curator insight, September 24, 2013 6:32 PM

This article talked about many different things, one of the things it talked about was the new gag law. This law states that it is illegal to video tape animal farms without permission. It has been implemented in 5 states already. It also talked about the health of the animals. In the small cramped spaces the animals develop diseases, when they take antibiotics we also recieve these antibiotics. AS we keep consuming these drugs our body becomes immune so when its time for us to really need an antibiotic it might not work.

Zack Dafoe's curator insight, September 25, 2013 9:31 AM

Farmers are trying to do more to ensure animal safety in farms. Being honest about animal health is a big concern. If an animal has something wrong, the selling of the animal should contain all of the info about the animal. Honesty in the purchasing of animals is very critical. Many farms for breeding are grounds for disease. More antibiotics are being used to ensure animal safety. These animals are being consumed by humans so they are consuming the antibiotics as well so their bodies are becoming less immune to the antibiotic. Scientists suggest that antibiotic use should be limited on farms to ensure more human safety on farms.

Olivia Haltom's curator insight, December 18, 2013 9:11 AM

i think that if they didnt have anything to hide, then people would know more about what is going on.

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Why Every Parent Should Know About the Ag-Gag Bill and Animal Cruelty on Farms

Why Every Parent Should Know About the Ag-Gag Bill and Animal Cruelty on Farms | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 April 12, 2013 Huffington Post

Corporate accountability and transparency should be a business practice that all major companies adopt and implement. If you don't have anything to hide, then why not disclose exactly how you do business? Instead, Big Agriculture is trying to deter an honest depiction of what is really happening. To make it illegal for people to disclose information about the inner workings of your business makes it hard for me to trust the product you are selling.

 Industrial farms that host tens of thousands of livestock are breeding grounds for disease, so antibiotics are used to protect the animals. But those animal antibiotics are then ingested by humans, which can make human antibiotics less effective. Additionally, sometimes the diseases grow resistant to the antibiotics and persist or mutate. Humans eating these sick animals can get sick themselves, like in the case of salmonella and other food-borne illnesses... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/toni-nagy/why-every-parent-should_b_3064957.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

 

The Atlantic, September 25, 2013
- ▶  WHY AGRICULTURE NEEDS MORE WOMEN http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/09/agriculture-needs-more-women/279987/

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

EcoWatch, November 26, 2013
 ▶  HOW TO AVOID FACTORY FARMED FOODS http://ecowatch.com/2013/11/26/avoid-factory-farmed-foods/?utm_source=feedly

 

June 17, 2013 Treehugger

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

 

 ▶  DO YOU KNOW HOW YOUR MEAT IS REALLY RAISED? 'Ag-gag' laws to impact beyond US - Animals Raised in Corporate Concentration Pens http://sco.lt/8Nvo0H

 

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



 

Mother Jones July/August Issue
 ▶  GAGGED BY BIG AG http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/ag-gag-laws-mowmar-farms

 

 ▶  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

 

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

 

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

 

August 8, 2013 Organic Consumers Association
▶  TORTURING ANIMALS WITH MONSANTO'S GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FEED http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_28062.cfm

 

June 27, 2013 Nation of Change

▶  FIRST LONG TERM STUDY RELEASED ON PIGS, CATTLE WHO EAT GMO SOY AND CORN OFFER FRIGHTENING RESULTS http://www.nationofchange.org/first-long-term-study-released-pigs-cattle-who-eat-gmo-soy-and-corn-offers-frightening-results-13723

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

#GMO

                                                

                                                    VIDEO

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

                         AN IMAGE SAYS A THOUSAND WORDS
           Google Image Search " Factory Farming http://ow.ly/k2pgD

 

                                               WATCH: 

VIDEO:

 ▶  *******MAKE IT POSSIBLE - IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT FACTORY FARMING http://ow.ly/k2pnE

 

                                          --- WATCH ---

 

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

 

                                         VIDEO INVESTIGATION

April 9, 2013 - Democracy Now

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

 

                                   Center for Food Safety
                               ABOUT FACTORY FARMS

        http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/search/factory-farms

 

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

 

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

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

 


une 6, 2013 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
 ▶  INVESTIGATION: UNDERSTANDING SHUANGHUI'S ACQUISTION OF USA LARGEST HOG FACTORY FARM OPERATION, SMITHFIELD http://www.iatp.org/blog/201306/%E2%80%9Ctwo-converging-rivers%E2%80%9D-understanding-shuanghui%E2%80%99s-acquisition-of-smithfield

 

                                                 VIDEO

                        by PAUL McCARTNEY  (Former "Beatle")

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

 

 

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Zack Dafoe's curator insight, September 25, 2013 9:31 AM

Farmers are trying to do more to ensure animal safety in farms. Being honest about animal health is a big concern. If an animal has something wrong, the selling of the animal should contain all of the info about the animal. Honesty in the purchasing of animals is very critical. Many farms for breeding are grounds for disease. More antibiotics are being used to ensure animal safety. These animals are being consumed by humans so they are consuming the antibiotics as well so their bodies are becoming less immune to the antibiotic. Scientists suggest that antibiotic use should be limited on farms to ensure more human safety on farms.

Olivia Haltom's curator insight, December 18, 2013 9:11 AM

i think that if they didnt have anything to hide, then people would know more about what is going on.

pdjmoo's curator insight, December 6, 2014 3:21 PM

                              AND IT HAPPENS WITH SEAFOOD TOO


                         TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER.  SHOULD WE?

                                           WILD vs FARMED FISH

                                        The Terrible Price We Pay

                                            http://sco.lt/6jhIJd


                                           **** WATCH ****

                                               Lovely Video

                                          MAKE IT POSSIBLE

                    IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT FACTORY FARMING

                                            http://ow.ly/k2pnE


- ▶ MORE ON AG GAG LAWS AND FACTORY FARMS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=AG+GAG+LAWS#post_1716244040

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What Every Parent Should Know About Our Big Food Chemical Industry

What Every Parent Should Know About Our Big Food Chemical Industry | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

April 10, 2013 - RSN Godot

'Keeping our children from harm in today's chemically-saturated world is one of the great challenges of modern parenting.... http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/448-farm-and-food-policy/16881-what-every-parent-should-know-about-monsanto

 

April 23, 2013 Science Daily
 - ▶ SCIENTIST URGE UN TO TAKE ACTION ON CHEMICALS IN CONSUMER PRODUCT AND PESTICIDES http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130423090809.htm

 

                                                      WATCH

                                       Bill Moyer and Company

                                         HUNGER IN AMERICA

            Kids Going Hungry, Obesity Rising As Corporate Profits Soar

                                         http://sco.lt/8RymTR

 

 

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

 

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

 

 - ▶ GMO IN CONSUMER PROCESSED AND RAW FOODS:  TOP BREAKFAST CEREALS THAT CONTAIN MONSANTO'S GMO CORN http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/breakfast-cereals-monsanto-gmo-corn/

 

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

 

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

 

 

FastCoDesign
 - ▶ WHAT GOOGLE'S CAFETERIAS CAN TEACH US ABOUT SCHOOL LUNCHES http://www.fastcodesign.com/1672319/what-google-s-cafeterias-can-teach-us-about-school-lunches?partner=newsletter

 

 - ▶ IS STRESS EDIBLE? http://sco.lt/8US8I5

 

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

 

                                              SALT, SUGAR, FAT

                               How The Food Giants Hooked Us

                                            http://sco.lt/8LqY65

 

 

April 13, 2013 New York Times
 - ▶ THINK THOSE CHEMICALS IN YOUR FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/14/sunday-review/think-those-chemicals-have-been-tested.html?_r=0

 

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

 

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

 

 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

 

 - ▶ PHARMACEUTICAL, ANTIBIOTIC, CHEMICAL, PESTICIDE POLLUTION IN OUR STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING WATER http://sco.lt/5nn8dt

 

 

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

 

                                            OBESITY PLUS:

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 - ▶ OBESITY, CANCER, DIABETES, PROCESSED FOODS, CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES - YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH  With little or no independent peer reviewed research are we embarking on a dangerous human experiment that may alter the human genes for generations to come?
++++WATCH;

KITV HONOLULU, HAWAII INVESTIGATIVE VIDEO REPORT -

FOOD FOR THOUGHT - THE GMO DEBATE PART 3  http://news.msn.com/politics/video?videoid=db02dc7f-a5ba-4377-9853-d934d70a2eca&ap=true&OCID=MSNNWS

 

                                    FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATH

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

                                        http://sco.lt/6YRaUr

 

 

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

 

 - ▶ ANTI-WHISTLE BLOWER AG-GAG LAWS AIMED AT KEEPING YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT YOUR FACTORY FARMED FOOD - PIGS, CHICKENS, VEAL, DAIRY, TURKEY, DUCKS http://sco.lt/7aFBUv

 

 

April 10, 2013 Health Impact News
 - ▶ BIG AGRICULTURE TAKES CONTROL OF CONGRESS - GETS IMMUNITY FROM GMO LAWSUITS http://healthimpactnews.com/2013/big-agriculture-takes-control-of-congress-gets-immunity-from-gmo-lawsuits/

 

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

 

 

 - ▶  MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE From Saccharin to GE Seed - Chemicals for Food, Agriculture, War http://sco.lt/9Akull

 

                                                     WATCH:

         "GENETIC ROULETTE - THE GAMBLE OF OUR LIVES" 1:24:59

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NWyQKGnYes

 

 

 

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Kandace Mangold's comment, May 7, 2013 10:07 PM
I had no clue that Monsanto was creating seeds, I know someone that works their and they act like the company they work for is the best thing since sliced cheese.
Belinda Garcia's comment, May 8, 2013 12:51 AM
wow, this was eye opening!
Kari Rose's comment, May 9, 2013 2:43 PM
I def couldn't agree with you more on this. HUGE eye opener!
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CHINESE CHICKEN ENTERS U.S. FOOD MARKET - UNLABELLED, UNREGULATED

CHINESE CHICKEN ENTERS U.S. FOOD MARKET - UNLABELLED, UNREGULATED | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

UNLABELED CHICKEN BOUND FOR USA, RAISED IN CHINA


                               BEYOND USA REGULATORS EYES

         HOW TO AVOID USA REGULATIONS AND FOOD SAFETY LAWS

            -- GROW IN CHINA , SHIP BACK TO THE USA, UNLABELLED


September 6, 2013 Elephant Journal

- ▶  CHINESE MEAT IMPORT QUIETLY APPROVED BY USDA: NO LABELING, NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT : United States Department of Agriculture has agreed to allow four Chinese chicken processing plants to export their meat into our country. “There will be no US officials present at the Chinese processing plants and consumers won’t know where their food comes from because processed meat does not require a point of origin label.” http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/09/dont-be-chicken-chinese-meat-import-now-usda-approved/


September 3, 2013 Bloomberg News
- ▶ DON'T TRUST THE USDA OR A CHICKEN NUGGET THAT'S VISITED CHINA http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-09-03/minter-dont-trust-a-chicken-nugget-thats-visited-china


Care2

- ▶ #USDA SENDING U.S. CHICKENS TO CHINA FOR PROCESSING - THEN BACK AGAIN - NO INSPECTION, UNLABELED - PETITION SITE http://www.thepetitionsite.com/361/977/331/dont-send-us-chickens-to-china-for-processing/?z00m=20883968

 

September 4, 2013 Wired Science - ANYTHING FOR MONEY

- ▶ USDA: CHICKEN PROCESSED IN CHINA CAN BE SOLD IN THE US WITHOUT LABELS TO SAY SO http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/09/china-chicken-usda/


August 30, 2013 Food and Water Watch
- ▶  NEXT LABOR DAY, YOU COULD BE SERVING (UNLABELED) CHICKEN FROM CHINA AT YOUR HOLIDAY PICNIC http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/pressreleases/next-labor-day-you-could-be-serving-chicken-from-china-at-your-holiday-picnic/


September 6, 2013 Treehugger

- ▶ THE REAL REASON YOU DON'T WANT TO EAT CHICKEN PROCESSED IN CHINA http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/real-reason-you-dont-want-eat-chicken-processed-china.html


 September 5, 2013 NPR

- ▶ WAS YOUR CHICKEN NUGGET MADE IN CHINA? SOON IT'LL BE HARD TO KNOW http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/09/05/219377718/was-your-chicken-nugget-made-in-china-itll-soon-be-hard-to-know


                                 FIRST CHINA...AND NOW KOREA

                                     The Hill, March 27, 2014
OBAMA ADMIN TO ALLOW KOREAN POULTRY INTO U.S. MARKET, UNLABELED, UNREGULATED, NO SITE INSPECTION http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/201879-health-group-rips-irresponsible-poultry-decision


- ▶ IN CARGILL'S GIANT CHICKEN FACTORIES IN CHINA, WORKERS "LIVE ON THE FARM" AND "CAN'T LEAVE. ...building a facility in Shuzou, Nanjing, which will have 45 farms and will process 1.2 million chickens EVERY WEEK.... That's 60 MILLION chickens a year....a hatchery, where eggs are hatched and one-day old chicks grow for 33 days before slaughter (meaning growth hormones and loads of antibiotics)... the company runs "very big" chicken operations n Nicaragua and Costa Rica too...US meat giant Tyson moves to China too avoid USA regulations and oversight  http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/04/cargills-chicken-factories-china-workers-live-farm-and-cant-leave

 

- ▶  SHANGHAI STOPS POULTRY TRADE ON BIRD FLU FEARS - OUR FOOD ANIMALS ARE NOT INANIMATE OBJECTS ON AN AUTO PRODUCTION LINE  http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Shanghai_stops_poultry_trade_on_bird_flu_fears_999.html


The Guardian, January 6, 2014
- ▶ CHINESE GANG ACCUSED OF INJECTING DIRTY POND WATER INTO MEAT http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/06/china-gang-accused-injecting-dirty-pond-water-lamb

 

June 3, 2013 Grist
- ▶  DEADLY FIRE IN CHINESE POULTRY PLANT HIGHLIGHTS INDUSTRIAL-AG SAFETY CONCERNS http://grist.org/news/deadly-fire-at-chinese-poultry-plant-highlights-industrial-ag-safety-concerns/

 

 New York Times, July 31, 2014
  - ▶ WEAK LINKS IN CHINA'S FOOD CHAIN. WHEN CHINA TRIED TO COMPLETELY RECREATE THE U.S. FACTORY FARM POULTRY "PRODUCTION" SYSTEM  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/01/business/international/weak-links-in-chinas-food-chain.html?_r=0


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



        

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

        AND THEN THERE IS THE CHINA TAKEOVER OF USA PORK


                                             VIDEO REPORT

                             PBS Newshour, September 12, 2014

WHO'S BEHIND THE CHINESE TAKEOVER OF USA'S AND WORLD'S BIGGEST PORK PRODUCER? http://sco.lt/5k3e4H


CHINA'S RIVER OF DEAD PIGS - 17,000 OF THEM http://sco.lt/6MagyX


ARE YOU EATING CLONED PORK? IMPORTED INTO USA, UNLABELED, UNREGULATED http://sco.lt/57VNh3


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 - ▶ THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT'S APPLICATION TO MARKET DOG MEAT IN THE USA FOR THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES  - The Petition Site http://www.thepetitionsite.com/195/691/240/the-chinese-want-permission-to-market-dog-meat-in-the-usa-for-their-own-consumption/


Washington Post, March 28, 2014
- ▶ MYSTERY OF PET DEATHS RELATED TO JERKEY TREATS MADE IN CHINA CONTINUES TO STUMP FDA a global movement uniting people to protect the planet http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/mystery-of-pet-deaths-related-to-jerky-treats-made-in-china-continues-to-stump-fda/2014/03/28/c860002a-b39b-11e3-8cb6-284052554d74_story.html


GANADERÍA MÉXICO
- ▶  NESTLE GAINS WITH HEINZ AS CHINA FEAR LOCAL FOOD SAFETY (And John Kerry, US Secretary of State is husband of Heinz Billionaire Heiress - No wonder he was appointed and pushes US junk food into foreign markets)
http://ganaderiamexico.blogspot.com/2012/03/nestle-gains-with-heinz-as-china-fears.html

 

Huffington Post UK, December 4, 2013
- ▶  UK AGREES UK £45m PIG SEMEN EXPORT DEAL WITH CHINA http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/channel-search?q=UK+Agrees+%C2%A345m+Pig+Semen+Export+Deal+With+China&s_it=aoluk-huffpo-V1


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

 

- ▶ END: CHINESE BEAR BILE FARMING http://www.nouse.co.uk/2014/03/26/bear-bile-farming-an-interview-with-toby-zhang/

 

  March 12, 2013 - Tree Hugger

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


 

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

                                         USA FACTORY FARMING

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


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


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



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


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


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

 

- ▶ EATING WITH OUR EYES CLOSED:  LEGALIZING CORPORATE FACTORY FARMING ABUSE & PRACTICES http://sco.lt/6maFxB

                

                                          FACTORY FARMING IMAGES

                                                   http://ow.ly/k6dGP

 

OnEarth Magazine, February 2, 2014
-▶ HOG WILD:  U.S. FACTORY FARMS ARE POISONING IOWA'S DRINKING WATER -- ALL TO FEED CHINA http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/02/factory-farms-are-poisoning-iowa-water



 March 14, 2013 - Mother Jones

- ▶  CHINA'S DEAD HOG SCANDAL IS GROSS - BUT SO ARE THE HOG FECES IN THE US WATERWAYS http://sco.lt/5J0QEr


July 12, 2013 Scientific American
- ▶  DEFECATION NATION:  PIG WASTE LIKELY TO RISE IN U.S. FROM CHINA BUSINESS DEAL http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=smithfield-pig-waste

 

                                                       WATCH:

                                          "A RIVER OF WASTE " 

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


March 14, 3013 - Mother Jones

- ▶  IOWA'S FACTORY LIVESTOCK FARMS CHURN OUT MORE UNTREATED WASTE THAN THE HUMAN SEWAGE OUTPUT OF THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES  http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/03/chinas-dead-hog-scandal-gross%E2%80%94-so-are-our-factories-farms

 

- ▶  STOP FACTORY FARMS FROM POLLUTING OUR WATERWAYS WITH DRUGS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3643934709/groups-file-motion-to-stop-factory-farms-from-using-waterways-as-dumping-grounds


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

 

 Mother Jones July/August Issue

- ▶ GAGGED BY BIG AG http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/ag-gag-laws-mowmar-farms

 

June 17, 2013 Treehugger NEED TO KNOW:

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

 

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

 

                                                    VIDEO

                                          Organic News USA -
Find out more about factory farming & the state of the food industry - This powerful film changed the way millions of Americans eat. Find out why http://www.streamorganic.com/index.php/home-mainmenu-1/news-mainmenu-2/1-latest/4610-organic-news-usa-find-out-more-about-factory-farming-a-the-state-of-the-food-industry-this-powerful-film-changed-the-way-millions-of-.html

                                             -- WATCH --

                                              "FOOD, INC"

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

 

 

- ▶ MEATONOMICS: The huge “externalized” costs the animal food system imposes on taxpayers, animals and the e... http://sco.lt/5zvTyT

 

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

 

 

 AND IT'S ALL JUST THE BEGINNING OF .....

- ▶ +++ NEW SECRETIVE CORPORATE TRANS PACIFIC TRADE DEAL WILL IMPACT US ALL AS OUR RIGHTS AND REGULATIONS ARE NEGOTIATED AWAY  http://sco.lt/62UixN

 

 

 

 

MORE ON FACTORY FARMS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=FACTORY+FARMS

 

 

 

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Monsanto enters pharmaceutical business, acquires key 'gene silencing' technology, Marijuana Seeds

Monsanto enters pharmaceutical business, acquires key 'gene silencing' technology, Marijuana Seeds | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 October 3, 2012
- ▶  MONSANTO WANTS TO TURN FOOD CROPS INTO GENE-ALTERING 'DRUGS".
The Monsanto company has forged a new partnership with Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company whose primary focus seems to be on figuring out how to best crack the genetic code so as to manipulate the way genes inherently express themselves. And based on the agreement the two companies have made publicly with one another, it appears as though Monsanto is planning to utilize Alnylam's proprietary gene-silencing technologies in its emerging agricultural pursuits, which will likely spawn a whole new category of problems for humanity and the planet at large.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/037409_Monsanto_gene_silencing_pharmaceuticals.html#ixzz28IvnNsl


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


\What Are The Human and Environmental Health Mishap Cross-Pollination Threats to the Natural World and Other Species Coming In contact with these GMO plants grown in open fields? (pollinators, birds, animals, insects). How Will They Be Regulated, Labeled and What Oversight Exists?  How will we know if the food plants we are eating are modified or "drug" contaminated?



Natural News, July 31, 2014
- ▶ MONSANTO AND DEPT. OF DEFENSE FUND PHARMA COMPANY THAT COULD EARN BILLIONS FROM "EBOLA" VIRUS: PATENTS http://www.naturalnews.com/046259_Ebola_outbreak_drug_treatments_Monsanto.html#


Fox News, August 15, 2014
- ▶ "EBOLA" PUTS FOCUS ON DRUGS MADE FROM GMO TOBACCO PLANTS http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/08/15/ebola-puts-focus-on-drugs-made-from-tobacco-plants/



 Guardian Environment, February 19, 2014
 - ▶  ANTI-HIV DRUG MADE FROM GENETICALLY MODIFIED PLANTS BEGINS TRIALS IN HUMANS http://www.theguardian.com/science/2011/jul/19/anti-hiv-drug-gm-plants?CMP=twt_gu


Reuter, August 17, 2014
'PLANTIBODIES' DRUGS ADVANCE AS BIG PHARMA STANDS ASIDE http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/17/us-health-ebola-plants-analysis-idUSKBN0GH0DU20140817


April 19, 2013 PharmaTimes OnLine
- ▶  BIG BIOTECH GROWTH "OUTPACING BIG PHARMA" http://www.pharmatimes.com/Article/13-04-19/Big_Biotech_growth_%E2%80%9Coutpacing_Big_Pharma%E2%80%9D.aspx



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



- ▶  ENDING DRUG MONOPOLIES, MEGA PROFIT AND STRANGLEHOLD ON PATENTS - PEOPLE ARE DYING http://sco.lt/5BKosr


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


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


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


 Institute of Science in Society UK

- ▶  DRUG MONOPOLIES, MEGA PROFITS AND PATENTS http://www.i-sis.org.uk/End_of_monopolies_and_megaprofits.php


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


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


 New York Times, January 27, 2014

 - ▶  GENETIC WEAPON AGAINST INSECTS RAISES HOPE AND FEAR IN FARMING http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/28/business/energy-environment/genetic-weapon-against-insects-raises-hope-and-fear-in-farming.html


-▶  CONTAMINATION DANGER:  GM FRUIT FLIES, MOSQUITOES MASS RELEASED INTO ENVIRONMENT WITH UNKNOWN DANGERS http://sco.lt/6sbvkn


 

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

                                               MARIJUANA

 

August 14, 2013 Chicago Now
- ▶  MONSANTO PREPARES TO BUILD LEGAL MEDICAL MARIJUANA EMPIRE WITH GMO SEEDS, PESTICIDES AND FRANKENWEED http://www.chicagonow.com/wild-side-chicago/2013/08/monsanto-ready-to-enter-medical-marijuana-war/

 

 All Voices, January 12, 2014
MONSANTO PLANS TO PATENT GENETICALLY MODIFIED MARIJUANA BRAND IN URUGUAY http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/16317833-monsanto-plans-to-patent-genetically-modified-marijuana-brand-in-uruguay

 

Times-Standard Online, November 30, 2013

PESTICIDE-LADEN POT: THE DANGERS OF LURKING CONTAMINANTS AND PESTICIDES WITH COMPROMISED IMMUNE SYSTEMS.  Humboldt State University, Jeffrey Raber said a recent study he conducted found that up to 70 percent of the pesticides found on a marijuana bud can transfer to the smoke being inhaled.."It's much like injecting it directly into your blood stream.”...

...especially in the medical patient context,” Raber said. “These are people that are immunocompromised, they're undergoing chemotherapy, they're very sick with antibacterial loads. We can't be subjecting them to more of these types of potentially harmful contaminants when they're looking to this as a medicine source.”  http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_24628828/what-are-you-smoking-study-finds-pesticides-transfer

 

 ▶ MONSANTO, GMO, LEGISLATION: THE CORPORATIZATION OF MARIJUANA IN THE USA http://sco.lt/4xaV4T

 

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



July 23, 2013 Wake Up World

- ▶  THE MAJORITY OF SUPPLEMENTS ARE NOW LACED WITH GMOs http://wakeup-world.com/2013/07/23/the-majority-of-supplements-are-now-laced-with-gmos/


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


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


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


 Dprogram.net, April 13, 2014
SYLVIA BURWELL, NEW USA HUMAN HEALTH SERVICES HEAD, RAN COMMON CORE, BILL GATES VACCINES AND GMOs IN AFRICA http://dprogram.net/2014/04/13/sylvia-burwell-replacement-resigning-kathleen-sebelius-ran-common-core-bill-gates-vaccines-gmos-africa/


 

                                                   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/

 

August 26, 2013 Natural Society

- ▶  NEW GMO WHEAT CAN SILENCE HUMAN GENES, CAUSING EARLY DEATH http://naturalsociety.com/csiro-gmo-wheat-silence-human-genes-early-death/

 

 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

 

- ▶  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



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/

 

 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/

 

                                           BAN GMOs NOW

              A Special Report: Institute of Science in Society

                                        http://sco.lt/510SOX


July 23, 2013 Wake Up World

- ▶  THE MAJORITY OF SUPPLEMENTS ARE NOW LACED WITH GMOs http://wakeup-world.com/2013/07/23/the-majority-of-supplements-are-now-laced-with-gmos/

 

 - ▶  CHEMICALS/PHARMACEUTICALS... The MOST DANGEROUS and PROFITABLE INDUSTRY in the WORLD! http://www.helpingwomenonline.com/Pharmaceutical_Companies.html


 

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

 

 June 25, 2013 Natural Society

- ▶  SPECIES ALTERATION: IS GMO REWIRING OUR DNA? http://naturalsociety.com/species-alteration-is-gmo-rewiring-our-dna/

 

- ▶  RE-ENGINEERING, PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF http://sco.lt/4thM6j


- ▶  OBESITY, CANCER, DIABETES - TOXIC PROCESSED FOODS, CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES, GENE-ALTERED FOOD:  WHAT ARE WE EATING?  With little or no independent peer reviewed research are we embarking on a dangerous human experiment that may alter the human genes for generations to come?

                                                          WATCH

                                   A MUST SEE VIDEO DAVID SUZUKI

                   "BIOTECHNOLOGY GENETICS IS OUT OF CONTROL"

                                                   http://sco.lt/4lxOIj


 

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

 

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

 

 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/

 

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

 

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


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

 

                                                  WATCH

                 ROUND-UP:  THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE: 

    New Charges Against Monsanto's GMO "Pesticide" Roundup

                                       http://sco.lt/63470L

 

                                                  WATCH

          THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO (FULL LENGTH)

                               The Leader of the Biotech Cartel

                                       http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ


                             MONSANTO - A CORPORATE PROFILE

From War Chemicals to Saccharin to GE Patented Seed to Agricultural Chemicals/Pesticides

                                               http://sco.lt/5TGVDl



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

                                THE PATENT STRANGEHOLD

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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



- ▶  “FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT TO UNLEASH PATENTED GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE: NO REGULATION, NO OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING http://sco.lt/7Ksakj


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


THIS GRAND EXPERIMENT ON HUMANITY MUST STOP: GMO Bill Gates Funds Risky, Untested, Unregulated Vitamin Fortified Bananas and Rice http://sco.lt/6CZccT

 

 

                                                   WATCH;

                POISONING PARADISE: ISLANDS AT RISK

                   The Genetic Engineering War in Hawai'i

                                      http://sco.lt/8hNxzd

 

                                                      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

 

                                                    WATCH

                 A SYSTEM BASED ON PROFITS IS UNSUSTAINABLE

                           Vandana Shiva on Industrial Agriculture

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

 

                                                     WATCH:

                                "SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY

                                              Vandana Shiva

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

 

                                                       WATCH:

                             THE FUTURE OF FOOD - PART 1, 2, 3

http://southweb.org/lifewise/gmo-patents-turn-farmers-saving-seeds-into-thieves-vandana-shiva/

 

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


                                     INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

                              Beyond Pesticides, October 22, 2013
SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp


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                                           BAN GMOs NOW -

                   A Special Institute of Science In Society Report

                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt

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THINK THOSE CHEMICAL AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/72z4gD


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




                                       CORPORATE GOVERNANCE?

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

 

 

 

 

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Major US Food Retailers To Shun Genetically Modified, Patented, Factory Farmed, Enslaved Seafood

Major US Food Retailers To Shun Genetically Modified, Patented, Factory Farmed, Enslaved Seafood | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

           ---------------------------NOTE FROM PDJMOO ---------------------

YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT THIS GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON WAS PUSHED THROUGH AS A NEW "ANIMAL DRUG APPLICATION", NOT AS "CONSUMER FOOD"



Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) February 05, 2014
▶  FISH FARMS TO PRODUCE NEARLY TWO THIRDS OF GLOBAL FOOD FISH SUPPLY BY 2030 http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/213522/icode/



Mail Online Dec 25, 2012

 ▶ WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG? GM FISH SET FOR SUPERMARKET SHELVES after U.S. watchdog rules 'Frankenfish' is safe for environment |  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2252808/What-possibly-wrong-GM-fish-set-supermarket-shelves-U-S-watchdog-rules-Frankenfish-safe-environment.html


Treehugger, March 03, 2014
SAFEWAY AND KROGER SAY NO TO GENETICALLY MODIFIED (GMO) SALMON http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/safeway-and-kroger-say-no-gmo-salmon.html


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


March 20, 2013 (Reuters) -

 ▶ WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC, TRADER JOE'S AND OTHER FOOD RETAILERS VOW NOT TO SELL GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SEAFOOD

Whole Foods Market Inc, Trader Joe's and other food retailers representing more than 2,000 U.S. stores have vowed not to sell genetically engineered seafood if it is approved in the United States, a new advocacy group said on Wednesday.
The announcement from the Campaign for Genetically Engineered-Free Seafood comes as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration appears close to approving genetically engineered salmon from Massachusetts-based AquaBounty Technologies. (Public Comment Ends January 25, 2013)
If it gets final approval from the Food and Drug Administration, the salmon would be the first genetically engineered animal to enter this country's human food supply. The United States already is the world's largest market for foods made with genetically altered plant ingredients... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/20/genetically-modified-seafood_n_2912684.html?ir=green&utm_campaign=032013&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-green&utm_content=FullStory


May 29, 2013 Center for Food Safety
 ▶ KEEP GE SALMON OFF OUR TABLES: - Target, Giant Eagle, Meijer and H-E-B have just agreed not to sell genetically engineered fish in their stores! These retail giants join over 55 other food retailers that made similar commitments earlier this year, including Trader Joe’s, Aldi, Whole Foods, Marsh and Hy-Vee.... http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=10107


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


 Center For Food Safety:
 ▶ KEEP GE SALMON OFF OUR TABLES: TELL SUPERMARKETS, FOOD COMPANIES, AND SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS TO REJECT GMO SALMON http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=10107


 -▶  WHEN FARMED FISH ESCAPE: YOU COULD BE EATING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FRANKENFISH WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING IT http://gizmodo.com/5916306/you-could-be-eating-genetically-engineered-frankenfish-without-even-knowing-it


Dec. 28, 2012 Alternet

 ▶ DESPITE DUBIOUS EVIDENCE OF SAFETY, YOU MAY SOON BE EATING UNLABELED GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON  http://www.alternet.org/environment/despite-dubious-evidence-safety-you-may-soon-be-eating-unlabeled-genetically-engineered


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“FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT TO UNLEASH GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE: NO REGULATION, NO OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING http://sco.lt/7Ksakj



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                                             VIDEO REPORT

                         THE PROBLEM WITH FARMED SALMON:

                                 AQUAFARMING IN CANADA

                                         EXPORTED TO USA

                                           http://sco.lt/8zJ8oj



-▶ FISH FARMING  — A SAD "SOLUTION" TO AN UNNECESSARY PROBLEM | J. Morris Hicks, author http://hpjmh.com/2011/07/17/fish-farming-a-sad-solution-to-an-unnecessary-problem/


 ▶  THE END OF THE LINE - THE FUTURE OF NATURALLY GROWN FISH http://sco.lt/8bXInZ

 

 ▶ WE MAY BE THE LAST GENERATION TO CATCH FOOD FROM THE OCEANS http://sco.lt/8uHn7Z

 

 Bloomberg Businessweek:
 ▶ FARM-RAISED TUNA MAY NOT BE THE ANSWER TO OVERFISHING http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-01-08/farm-raised-tuna-may-not-be-the-answer-to-overfishing


                                                     WATCH
                                SALMON CONFIDENTIAL 1:09:14
                            2013 British Columbia Documentary
                              INDUSTRIAL SALMON FISH FARMS
                  DESTROYING NATURAL SALMON POPULATION
                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2AUHpuJzac



Mother Jones, October 22, 2012

 ▶ WHY IS THE FDA INSPECTING SO LITTLE IMPORTED SEAFOOD? http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/10/fda-barely-inspects-imported-seafood


          SHRIMP: SEAFOOD SURPRISE:  WAIT...WHAT AM I EATING?

                                            http://sco.lt/7KhClN



               THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY

                      ECO-LABELING - SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD? 

                                      http://sco.lt/5EgPZ3



                                                       SHRIMP

                 THE MASSIVE HIDDEN ENVIRONMENTAL PRICE TAG

               DESTROYING MANGROVE FORESTS AND OUR OCEANS

                                                  http://sco.lt/7eonir



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

 

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 June 13, 2013 Sustainablog
 ▶ FARMED FISH PRODUCTION OVERTAKES BEEF http://sustainablog.org/2013/06/fish-farming-overtakes-beef/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-sustainablog+%28Sustainablog%29

 

SCOTTISH FISH FARMERS USE RECORD AMOUNTS OF PARASITE PESTICIDES DESTROYING MARINE ECOSYSTEMS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3601611661/2012/12/05/scottish-fish-farmers-use-record-amounts-of-parasite-pesticides-destroying-marine-ecosystems



                     

                                 ----- PATENTING LIFE -------

 

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

 

  ▶ PATENTING LIFE: RE-PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF.  THE ETHICS AND LEGALITIES http://sco.lt/7NZvsH

 

 ▶ PATENT FOR A PIG:  Biotech Scientists Push to Patent, "improve" transgenic GMO 'Enviropigs' http://sco.lt/8JZpZp

 

 

▶ MORE, BIGGER, FASTER (PROFITS THAT IS)

MILESTONE LOOMS FOR CORPORATE FACTORY FARMED RAISED FISH  http://sco.lt/96jM5h

 

 

                                                    VIDEO:

 ▶ THE WORLD'S LARGEST FACTORY FISHING TRAWLER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCb2TT5GW7k

 

                                                     VIDEO:

 ▶ "SEA CHANGE - THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/51LeCn

 

 

 

                 ----------------------------  SEE MORE -----------------------------------

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

 

 

 

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

 

 


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AquaBounty Technologies the patent-seeking company for genetically engineered salmon has tried to cover all the bases for possible objections.  This includes raising these giant salmon in captivity on land to avoid possible ocean contamination.  What is interesting is they are proposing to do this in Panama, away from US prying eyes and where there is no oversight, regulations for how they are bred for import back into the USA.  Further, a fish this size should not be bred in captivity, enslaved in cramped quarters requiring antibiotics and pesticides for the lice that comes from such artificial breeding grounds.  Fish need to swim in the open ocean.  The answer to all this is to stop over-fishing so that our oceans can recover from the devastating losses experienced from massive ocean trawlers decimating the natural biodiversity of our oceans.

SEE:  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us?r=0.7619242895387823#post_2452651059

 

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Monsanto's Dirty Dozen - Not Just Pesticides and GMO

Monsanto's Dirty Dozen - Not Just Pesticides and GMO | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

MAY 12, 2011 - GMO AWARENESS

When you take a moment to reflect on the history of product development at Monsanto, what do you find? Here are twelve products that Monsanto has brought to market. See if you can spot the pattern....

http://gmo-awareness.com/2011/05/12/monsanto-dirty-dozen/

 

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"Bitter Seeds" Film Trailer: Monsanto, GMO Seeds And Indian Farmer Suicides

"Bitter Seeds" Film Trailer: Monsanto, GMO Seeds And Indian Farmer Suicides | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

DW.DE, March 13, 2014
 ▶ HARVESTING CONTROVERSY WITH GM CROPS IN INDIA:  http://www.dw.de/harvesting-controversy-with-gm-crops-in-india/a-18314484


RT News, November 22, 2014
 ▶ RISING SUICIDE RATE FOR INDIAN FARMERS BLAMED ON GMO SEEDS http://rt.com/news/206787-monsanto-india-farmers-suicides/


 ▶ DOCUMENTARY "BITTER SEEDS" TRAILER - 2012 Award Winning Film - Filmed in India https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZtKB_KuASc

Bitter Seeds is the final film in Micha X. Peled's Globalization Trilogy, following Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town and China Blue. The films won 18 international awards, aired on over 30 television channels and screened in more than 100 film festivals. They also connected viewers to NGO action campaigns and encouraged Western consumers to understand their impact on the rest of the world.
    Bitter Seeds explores the future of how we grow things, weighing in on the worldwide debate over the changes created by industrial agriculture. Companies like the U.S.-based Monsanto claim that their genetically modified (GM) seeds offer the most effective solution to feeding the world's growing population, but on the ground, many small-scale farmers are losing their land. Nowhere is the situation more desperate than in India, where an epidemic of farmer suicides has claimed over a quarter million lives. Every 30 minutes one farmer in India, deep in debt and unable to provide for his family, commits suicide.

http://teddybearfilms.fatcow.com/2011/10/01/bitter-seeds-2/

http://teddybearfilms.com/

Story at-a-glance

Over the past 16 years, a quarter-million of India's farmers have been driven to suicide by Monsanto's false promises and ruthless global monopolization tactics. It's estimated that one Indian farmer now commits suicide every 30 minutes. Most end their lives by drinking pesticide...http://www.kqed.org/arts/movies/article.jsp?essid=108818 

 

=▶ 'BITTER SEEDS" (2:40) is an examination of the debate surrounding biotechnology the "New Green Revolution" and the future of farming in India. Biotechnology is changing the way farming is done all over the world. Advocates believe the “New Green Revolution” is the only way to provide sufficient food for the world's growing population while opponents raise environmental concerns and fear that GMOs drive small-scale farmers off the land. Bitter Seeds explores the controversy — from a village in India that uses genetically modified seeds to U.S. government agencies that promote them... http://www.itvs.org/films/bitter-seeds

 

                                                    REVIEW:

=▶ BRILLIANT DOCUMENTARY "BITTER SEEDS" ILLUMINATES PLIGHT OF THE INDIAN FARMER "Bitter Seeds" is a character-driven documentary which shows us the bleak situation for cotton farmers in India. More than 250,000 farmers have killed themselves since 1995.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leslie-hassler/bitter-seeds-documentary_b_2155970.html


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Reuters, February 21, 2015

INDIA'S NEW PM, MODI BETS ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS FOR INDIA'S SECOND "GREEN" REVOLUTION http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/22/india-gmo-idUSL4N0VF4EP20150222


                                                        VIDEOS
                                     RT News, November 22, 2014

                              PROBLEM WITH GMO SEEDS IN INDIA
RISING SUICIDE RATE FOR INDIAN FARMERS BLAMED ON GMO SEEDS AND MONSANTO http://rt.com/news/206787-monsanto-india-farmers-suicides/


                          A MUST WATCH DOCUMENTARY

              ▶       "SEEDS OF FREEDOM" - VANDANA SHIVA      ▶

 Over the past 16 years, a quarter-million of India's farmers have been driven to suicide by Monsanto's false promises and ruthless global monopolization tactics. It's estimated that one Indian farmer now commits suicide every 30 minutes. Most end their lives by drinking pesticide... http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/seeds-of-freedom/


 

INDIA: 8,200 FARMERS SUICIDE: MAHARASHTRA STATE REVOKES MONSANTO'S COTTON SEED LICENSE  http://sco.lt/6UU39d


 

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


The Financial Express, June 07, 2014

BIOTECH INDUSTRY ON ATTACK: YOU WILL TAKE OUR SEEDS
-▶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/


March 2013 - DW World

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

 

=▶ THE CHILD VICTIM OF AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE POISONING IN INDIA http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/945760086/the-child-victims-of-agricultural-pesticide-poisoning-in-india-pesticide-industry-dismissive


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


                                                     WATCH

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


CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE IS CORPORATE GREEN-WASHING

http://sco.lt/8Ry4Wn


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                                                SRI LANKA

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


 September 18, 2012 BBC NEWS UK

 ▶ Thousands of Sri Lankans have been struck by 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

 

                                                      WATCH:

                            MYSTERY IN THE FIELDS (SLIDESHOW)

December 28, 2012 The Center For Public Integrity
IN SRI LANKA, NEW STEPS TARGET MYSTERIOUS TENS OF THOUSANDS WITH KIDNEY DISEASE - AGROCHEMICALS, PESTICIDES http://www.publicintegrity.org/2012/12/28/11985/sri-lanka-new-steps-target-mysterious-kidney-disease

 

                                                       VIDEO

                                  The Center for Public Integrity

                               MYSTERY IN THE FIELDS- VIDEO

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

 

 

Earth Justice, July 16, 2013
PESTICIDES TAKING HEALTH TOLL ON FARMWORKERS.

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

 

 -▶ ON SEED FREEDOM AND SHARING  THE WORLD'S RESOURCES http://sco.lt/68uwuv

 

 

                                            --- 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



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


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


                                         BAN GMOs NOW

                        A Special Institute of Science in Society 

                                        http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

 

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

 

 

                                                  WATCH

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

 =▶ WATCH: "Seeds of Freedom" (10 min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyh9-K3n4Kg&sns=em #Navdanya, Dr. Vandana Shiva=

 =▶ MONSANTO AND THE SEEDS OF SUICIDE http://sco.lt/84jT17

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


 

=▶ SEED PATENTS, PESTICIDES, GLOBAL MONOPOLIES AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD http://sco.lt/7yB3XF

 

=▶ GLOBAL SEED GIANTS PATENT SEEDS REDUCING FARMERS' SEED OPTIONS http://sco.lt/5jHmU5

 


 

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

 

 July 22, 2013 Reuters

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

 

=▶ 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

 

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

 

                                                       WATCH:

            THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)

                              The Leader of the Biotech Chemical Cartel

                                          http://sco.lt/7wFWFN

 

 

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THE BIGGER PICTURE: "Monsanto Protection Act" the Trans Pacific Partnership: #TPP #TAFTA and Corporate Governance

THE BIGGER PICTURE: "Monsanto Protection Act" the Trans Pacific Partnership: #TPP #TAFTA and Corporate Governance | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

 SETTING THE STAGE FOR OBAMA'S SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS FOR CORPORATE DOMINANCE

 

OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY IN PREPARATION FOR NEW TRADE DEALS : FAST-TRACKING APPROVAL, WAIVING REGULATIONS, OVERSIGHT AND LIABILITY

                                                http://sco.lt/5uCx8b


Economy in Crisis, October 19, 2014
-▶ OBAMA'S SECRETIVE TRANSPACIFIC PARTNERSHIP TRADE DEAL WOULD PUT OUR FOOD SUPPLY AT RISK:  CORPORATIONS REWRITING THE LAWS  http://economyincrisis.org/content/the-tpp-would-put-our-food-supply-at-risk

 

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                                     MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT

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IN PREPARATION FOR SECRETIVE TRADE DEALS, MONSANTO, BIOTECH AGRICHEMICAL BUYS OBAMA, THE U.S. SENATE AND THE GLOBAL FARM http://sco.lt/8edR3Z

 

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

 UPDATE: September 24, 2013

US SENATE TO END 'MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT'  CONTINUING RESOLUTION http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/2599/chairman-mikulski-seeks-to-end-monsanto-protection-act#

 

September 9, 2013 The Hill

-▶ THE SECRET RIDER SLIPPED THROUGH BY US CONGRESS: Food safety advocates are assailing House Republicans for including a controversial carve-out for biotechnology companies in a government funding bill. The stopgap spending bill, which has an uncertain future in the House, would leave intact the so-called “Monsanto Protection Act” that allows biotechnology companies to sell genetically modified seeds, even if a court has blocked themhttp://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/energyenvironment/322159-opponents-of-gm-foods-assail-carve-out-in-house-spending-bill

 

September 13, 2013 RT USA
-▶ 'MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT' QUIETLY EXTENDED BY USA CONGRESS  http://rt.com/usa/monsanto-protection-extended-house-741/

 

     MEET MONSANTO'S NUMBER ONE LOBBYIST: BARACK OBAMA

                                            http://sco.lt/98RKFN

 

 

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                     THE WORLD'S GREATEST CORPORATE COUP

                            OBAMA'S SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS

 

               Y'ALL BETTER WAKE UP -- BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE

 

Naked Capitalism, June 30, 2014
-▶ TRADE TREATIES AND THE COMING RULE OF THE GLOBAL CORPORATOCRACY http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2014/06/trade-treaties-coming-rule-global-corporatocracy.html

 

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


                      MONSANTO, GMOs, CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES

            AND THE COMING CORPORATE DOMINANCE TRADE PACTS

                      

 

-▶ MONSANTO, THE #TPP AND GLOBAL FOOD DOMINANCE

 http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-the-tpp-and-global-food-dominance/5359491


May 15, 2013 The Guardian
-▶ THE US-EU TRADE DEAL COULD TAKE MONSANTO'S GM CROPS OFF THE NEGOTIATING TABLE http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/15/us-eu-trade-deal-monsanto-crops

 

Washington Post

-▶ AT NEW TRADE TALKS, U.S. - E.U. READY FOR FIGHT ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS - TRADE PACT COULD SWEEP AWAY TRADE BARRIERS BETWEEN THE U.S. AND EUROPE http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/at-trade-talks-us-eu-ready-for-fight-on-genetically-modified-crops/2013/05/17/8e61176a-bdb0-11e2-9b09-1638acc3942e_story.html#

 

 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

 

 August 8, 2013 Nation of Change

-▶ WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION FORCES RUSSIA TO IMPORT GMO SEED http://www.nationofchange.org/world-trade-organization-forces-russia-import-gmo-seed-1375969748

 

-▶ WIKILEAKS:  US TARGETS EU OVER GM CROPS http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/03/wikileaks-us-eu-gm-crops

 

June 24, 2013 Nation of Change

-▶ TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AND MONSANTO

The chief agricultural negotiator for the US is the former Monsanto lobbyist, Islam Siddique.  If ratified the TPP would impose punishing regulations that give multinational corporations unprecedented right to demand taxpayer compensation for policies that corporations deem a barrier to their profits.

http://www.nationofchange.org/trans-pacific-partnership-and-monsanto-1372074730

 

Earth Open Source, 18 February 2013
-▶  EU-US FREE TRADE DEAL WILL DISMANTLE EU PUBLIC HEALTH PROTECTION ON GM FOODS “If the new trade agreement goes through, it will be illegal under World Trade Organisation rules for the EU to have a stronger regulatory system for GMOs than the US system. It will be a race to the bottom in which public health will be the loser.... http://earthopensource.org/index.php/news/140-eu-us-free-trade-deal-will-dismantle-

 

Nation of Change, October 12, 2013

-▶ FROM THE EXPERIMENTAL #GMO FIELDS OF KAUAI TO THE #TPP: CONNECTING THE DOTS http://www.nationofchange.org/experimental-gmo-fields-kauai-tpp-connecting-dots-1381584098

 

September 6, 2013 New America
-▶ MONSANTO AND WALMART INFLUENCE SECRET TPP NEGOTIATIONS  http://thenewamerican.com/economy/item/16480-monsanto-and-walmart-influence-secret-tpp-negotiations


June 26, 2013 ZCommunications
-▶ TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AND MONSANTO - ERODING YOUR RIGHTS, CONTAMINATING YOUR FOOD http://www.nationofchange.org/trans-pacific-partnership-and-monsanto-1372074730


July 21, 2013 OPEN
-▶ HAS MONSANTO REALLY  "QUIT" EUROPE? THE ANSWER IS ISDA IN TAFTA/TTIP NEW TRADE DEALS http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2013/07/what-has-monsanto-quit-europe-answer-is.html

 

July 22, 2013 EcoWatch
-▶ MILLIONS AGAINST MONSANTO AND THE DANGEROUS NEW SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS http://ecowatch.com/2013/millions-against-monsanto-road-victory/


August 2, 2013 News Daily
-▶ COULD GM FOOD TORPEDO THE TRADE DEAL?
DEVISIVE DEBATE ON GENETICALLY MODIFIFIED FOODS A BATTLEGROUND IN US-EUROPE TRADE TALKS
Washington (AP) — One of the biggest stumbling blocks to securing a massive free trade agreement between the United States and Europe is a sharp disagreement on genetically modified foods. http://www.newsdaily.com/article/30e80be5ce08a4dcb4379879a5c5bade/key-points-in-the-genetically-modified-food-debate

 

 

From: MOMS'S ACROSS AMERICA

Dear Moms and Supporters,
Did you know that if passed, the TPP Trans Pacific Partnership, could allow corporations to sue nations for barring the sale of their products? Do we really want a global corporatocracy where Monsanto can sue to push unlabeled GMOs through? Don't glaze over, I know this is very political, but it really is important.
This agreement is a threat to the entire structure of our society and economy and deserves a few minutes of everyone's time to find out about it, email your congress rep, meet and or write to your congress rep and share it with friends.
We must ask for 1) Stop the Fast Track which will allow our President to sign it into law without public disclosure. 2) Have TPP debated in Congress and allow the public to be privy to it's contents and STOP IT... http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/

 

 

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OBAMA'S SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL

THREATENS SOVEREIGNTY AND PUBLIC OWNERSHIP

                                            http://sco.lt/8kBcEj

 

 

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

                               THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

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

 

Common Dream, April 22, 2014
-▶ CORPORATE COLONIALISM: PROTESTERS SLAM TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP. THESE SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS ARE REALLY ABOUT RESURRECTING GLOBAL U.S. MILITARY POWER AND ECONOMIC DOMINANCE http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/22-3

 

 TruthOut, June 1, 2014
-▶ WIKILEAKS REVEALS GLOBAL TRADE DEAL KEPT MORE SECRET THAN THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP. (They Don't Want You To Know Until It's Too Late) http://truth-out.org/news/item/24486-wikileaks-tisa-global-trade-deal-kept-more-secret-than-the-trans-pacific-partnership

 

-▶ HOW THE TPP WOULD EMPOWER CORPORATIONS TO ATTACK U.S. POLICIES, DEMAND TAXPAYER COMPENSATION  http://www.exposethetpp.org/index.html

 

Truthout, May 18, 2014
-▶ TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP: GUARANTEES CORPORATE PROFITS, DEREGULATION, WAIVES NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY RIGHTS

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/23740-trans-pacific-partnership-another-trade-liberalization-scam

 

 May 1, 2013 Naked Capitalism
-▶ SECRET "FREE TRADE" NEGOTIATIONS WILL GUT REGULATIONS, FURTHER ENRICH MULTINATIONALS AND BIG FINANCIAL FIRMS http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/05/secret-free-trade-negotiations-will-gut-regulations-further-enrich-multinationals-and-big-financial-

 

                                           March 30, 2013

                             VIDEO REPORT- The Real News

 OBAMA LED TRADE INITIATIVE, TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP, AIMS TO STRENGTHEN CORPORATE LEGAL RIGHTS ACROSS BORDERS http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature

 

 20 November 2012 Nation of Change - 3-Part Investigation
-▶ THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP: THIS IS WHAT CORPORATE GOVERNANCE LOOK LIKE http://www.nationofchange.org/trans-pacific-partnership-what-corporate-governance-looks-1353428537

 

                                                       WATCH
                       Bill Moyers & Company, November 1, 2013
                   'SECRETS TRADE PACTS THAT WILL IMPACT US ALL"
A US-led trade deal is currently being negotiated that could increase the price of prescription drugs, weaken financial regulations and even allow partner countries to challenge American laws. But few know its substance. The pact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), is deliberately shrouded in secrecy... http://billmoyers.com/segment/yves-smith-and-dean-baker-on-secrets-in-trade/

 

Naked Capitalism, April 01, 2013

-▶ TRANSPACIFIC PARTNERSHIP THREATENS SOVEREIGNTY AND PUBLIC OWNERSHIP  http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/04/transpacific-partnership-threatens-sovereignty-and-public-ownership.html

 

                                                   WATCH

                       THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

               http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtBUL_rgG1k

 

Asia Times Online, September 27, 2013
-▶ TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP IS A TROJAN HORSE
The TPP is a Trojan horse, branded as a "free trade" agreement, but having nothing to do with fair and equitable treatment. In reality, it is precisely "a wish list of the 1% - a worldwide corporate power". [8] "Only 5 of its 29 chapters cover traditional trade matters, like tariffs or quotas." [9] "The other chapters enshrine new rights and privileges for major corporations while weakening the power of nation states to oppose them." [10] http://atimes.com/atimes/Japan/JAP-02-270913.html

 

 

 Common Dreams, September 19, 2013
-▶ OBAMA MOVES TO FAST-TRACK THE  SECRETIVE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP - A TOOL FOR U.S. AND CORPORATE POWER

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/09/19-9

 

 Naked Capitalism, June 30, 2014
-▶ TRADE TREATIES AND THE COMING RULE OF THE GLOBAL CORPORATOCRACY http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2014/06/trade-treaties-coming-rule-global-corporatocracy.html

 

 Guardian Environment, March 14, 2014
WHAT DOES THE BIGGEST FREE TRADE DEAL IN HISTORY MEAN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT? http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/14/free-trade-deal-eu-us-environment-ngos-sustainability

 

 The Ecologist, February 17, 2014
-▶  TPP - POWER TO THE CORPORATIONS AT THE EXPENSE OF THE PLANET http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2282038/tpp_power_to_the_corporations_at_the_expense_of_the_planet.html

 

TreeHugger, January 16, 2014
4 WAYS THE PACIFIC TRADE DEAL IS AWFUL FOR THE ENVIRONMENT Environmental groups have big concerns with the Trans-Pacific Partnership.,,, http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/4-ways-pacific-trade-deal-awful-environment.html

 

Mongabay, January 16, 2013
ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS:  TOP SECRET PACIFIC TRADE AGREEMENT TO SACRIFICE WILDLIFE, ENVIRONMENT http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0116-hance-tpp-environment.html

 

La Via CAMPESINA, June 30, 2014

▶ INDIGENOUS GROUPS WELCOME THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL MOVE TO CHALLENGE CORPORATE IMPUNITY: http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/actions-and-events-mainmenu-26/stop-transnational-corporations-mainmenu-76/1629-la-via-campesina-welcomes-the-un-human-rights-council-move-to-challenge-corporate-impunity

 

 ▶  SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/5x2tqz


Euractive, November 17, 2014
FRENCH GOVERNMENT WILL NOT SIGN TTIP AGREEMENT IN 2015 http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-society/french-government-will-not-sign-ttip-agreement-2015-310037

 

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Al Jazeerah

-▶ HOW TWO SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE DEALS WILL FURTHER ENRICH THE AMERICAN ELITE  http://www.alternet.org/world/how-two-secretive-global-trade-deals-will-further-enrich-american-elite

 

April 3, 2013 Common Dreams

 -▶ ACTIVISTS ON BOTH SIDES OF ATLANTIC DENOUNCE US-EU FTA AS CORPORATE POWER GRAB https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/04/03-3

 

July 20, 2012 Common Dreams
-▶ 'NAFTA ON STEROIDS': THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP IS A GLOBAL CORPORATE COUP D'ETAT http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/07/03-0#.T_M1K612X78.wordpress

 

 The Guardian, George Monbiot, November 4, 2013

-▶ THIS TRANS-ATLANTIC TRADE DEAL IS A FULL-FRONTAL ASSAULT ON DEMOCRACY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/04/us-trade-deal-full-frontal-assault-on-democracy

 

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact
BRIEFING PAPER: DEVELOPMENT FOR WHOM? With the Asia region becoming the new investment and economic development hub, indigenous peoples face increasing marginalization and violations to their individual and collective rights. http://www.aippnet.org/index.php/publication-sp-2697/human-rights/1418-briefing-paper-development-for-whom

 

TripleCrisis, March 18, 2014
NEW STUDY SHOWS DANGERS OF TRADE AGREEMENTS THAT ALLOW CORPORATIONS SUE GOVERNMENTS FOR LOSS OF PROFITS http://triplecrisis.com/new-study-shows-dangers-of-trade-agreements-that-help-corporations-sue-governments/

 

                                                        VIDEO

                             The Mudflats, November 11, 2013
                             TPP 101 IN LESS THAN 4 MINUTES

                    http://www.themudflats.net/archives/40994

 

HuffPost, February 25, 2014
-▶ THE PLAN BEHIND THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP TO DESTROY NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/curtis-ellis/the-plan-behind-the-trans_b_4849605.html

 

 The Nation, 27 June 2012

-▶ TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP IS NAFTA ON STERIODS http://www.thenation.com/article/168627/nafta-steroids#

 

Public Citizen Global Trade Watch
-▶ TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP - CORPORATE POWER TOOL OF THE 1% http://www.citizen.org/TPP

 

 

 

  June 13, 2013 Organic Consumer

-▶ SECRET TRADE AGREEMENTS THREATEN FOOD SAFETY, SUBVERT DEMOCRACY http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_27805.cfm

 

The Ecologist, February 17, 2014
-▶ TPP - POWER TO THE CORPORATIONS AT THE EXPENSE OF THE PLANET http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2282038/tpp_power_to_the_corporations_at_the_expense_of_the_planet.html

 

Humanosphere, 7 August 2012

-▶ SEATTLE ACTIVISTS SEEK TO MAKE TPP AS WELL-KNOWN - AND INFAMOUS - AS WTO http://www.humanosphere.org/2012/08/seattle-activists-seek-to-make-tpp-as-well-known-and-infamous-as-wto/

 

 EcoWatch, January 29, 2014

-▶ 5 WAYS TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP THREATENS LOCAL FOOD http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/29/5-ways-trans-pacific-partnership-threatens-local-food/

 

 Alternet, November 27, 2013

-▶ SECRETIVE CORPORATE DEAL IN THE WORKS COULD ESTABLISH SPECIAL CLOSED DOOR COURTS FOR BIG BUSINESS http://www.alternet.org/world/trans-pacific-partnership-extends-tentacles-corporate-power

 

 

                                              VIDEO REPORT

                              Real News Network, March 3, 2013
EVERYONE BUT CHINA: TPP TRADE DEAL THREATENS SOVEREIGNTY AND PUBLIC OWNERSHIP http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-Zr5C6GqubQ#at=16

 

 Truthout, October 2, 2013

-▶ THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP:  WE WON'T BE FOOLED BY RIGGED CORPORATE TRADE AGREEMENTS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/19135-the-trans-pacific-partnership-we-wont-be-fooled-by-rigged-corporate-trade-agreements

 

Agriculture and Trade Policy, 6 March, 2013

-▶ DOUBLING DOWN ON FAILED TRADE POLICY

The Trans Pacific Partnership lead by Pres. Obama,  is not only about lowering tariffs. It has the potential to greatly expand protections for investors over those for consumers and farmers, and severely restrict governments’ ability to use public policy to reshape food systems. The fundamental causes of recent protests across the globe over food prices, the rising market power of a handful of global food and agriculture corporations, as well as the dual specters of rising hunger and obesity around the world, point to the need to transform the world’s food systems, not to lock the current dysfunction situation in place... http://iatp.org/blog/201303/tpp-doubling-down-on-failed-trade-policy

 

Humanosphere, April 1, 2013

Doctors Without Borders Run-Off Against Drug Giant

-▶ DRUG INDUSTRY LOSES BIG PATENT BATTLE IN INDIA: PATENTS vs POOR - THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP http://www.humanosphere.org/social-business/2013/04/drug-industry-loses-a-big-battle-in-india-but-the-war-of-patents-vs-poor-goes-on/

 

-▶ A CORPORATE COUP OF A DIFFERENT ORDER: THE GROWING RESISTANCE TO THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP http://www.towardfreedom.com/home/globalism/3382-a-corporate-coup-of-a-different-order-the-growing-resistance-to-the-trans-pacific-partnership?tmpl=component&print=1&page=

 

Common Dream, April 22, 2014
-▶ CORPORATE COLONIALISM: PROTESTERS SLAM TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP. .These secretive trade pacts are really about restoring global U.S. military power and economic dominance http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/22-3

 

 

           --  A MUST WATCH ON GROWING CORPORATE ECOCIDE --
                                              VIDEO REPORT

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

 

  -▶ WALL STREET BANKS EYE AMERICAN (AND FOREIGN) FARMLAND, THREATEN FUTURE OF U.S. AGRICULTURE:  http://sco.lt/6ZQ9OD

 

 

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                            USA, MONSANTO AND GMO TRADE WARS

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-▶ MEET MONSANTO'S NUMBER ONE LOBBYIST: BARACK OBAMA http://sco.lt/98RKFN

 

-▶  US GOVT LOBBIES WORLDWIDE FOR MONSANTO, OTHER GMO CROPS http://sco.lt/73tZ1V

 

-▶ USA GOVERNMENT PUSHES MONSANTO GMO CROPS GLOBALLY - STARTS 'TRADE WARS' WITH NATIONS OPPOSED  http://sco.lt/7AcjHV

 

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

 

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

 

 June 3,2013 -  It's Your Future - New Zealand
-▶ COMING SOON TO YOUR BACKYARD:. MONSANTO AND GANG http://www.itsourfuture.org.nz/coming-soon-to-your-backyard-monsanto-and-gang/

 

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

 

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

 

June 13, 2013 Organic Consumer
-▶ SECRET TRADE AGREEMENTS THREATEN FOOD SAFETY, SUBVERT DEMOCRACY http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_27805.cfm

 

 -▶ OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE: SEED PATENTS AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD: THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY  http://sco.lt/7YRIif

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

-▶ THE GMO SEED CARTEL - HOW BIOTECHNOLOGY COMPANIES MONOPOLIZE GLOBAL SEED MARKETS AND THUS OUR FOOD http://sco.lt/5P9IyP

 


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                                      CORPORATE GOVERNANCE?

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

 

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pdjmoo's insight:

NOTE:

THE RECENT OUTRAGE WITH THE SO-CALLED SECRET "MONSANTO PROTECTION BILL" RECENTLY PASSED IN CONGRESS AND SIGNED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA IS IN PREPARATION FOR THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP.......

 

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

 

 

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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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Trying to Hold Back the Onslaught of Genetically Modified Foods—or at Least Slap them with a Label

Trying to Hold Back the Onslaught of Genetically Modified Foods—or at Least Slap them with a Label | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

March 1, 2012 The Environmental Magazine

Food Fight! Genetically modified ingredients are present in an estimated 75%-80% percent of all processed foods in the U.S ... 

61 Countries Label GMOs — But Not the U.S....the California labeling initiative soon became just another speed bump on the biotech industry’s march to dominate food and agriculture systems. Even as the industry corralled and spent upwards of $46 million to eke out a 51.7% to 48.3% marginal victory at the ballot box, they were maneuvering to release a new generation of products that are less regulated, less healthy and less understood by the American public...

The GMO industry has long enjoyed a nearly sacrosanct relationship with U.S. regulatory agencies.. Many critics point to the revolving door between government and industry: An alarming list of top governmental officials have been tied to the biotech industry.

What’s a GMO Anyway? ...

http://www.emagazine.com/magazine/food-fight/

 

RT News, February 24, 2014
▶ FINALLY, SOME ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:  GMO MONOCROPS MAY CAUSE MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL (AND HUMAN HEALTH) RISKS, USDA ADMITS http://rt.com/usa/usda-gmo-risk-report-537/

 

Modern Farmer, December 06, 2013
- ▶ THE POST-GMO ECONOMY - RETURNING TO CONVENTIONAL SEED
http://modernfarmer.com/2013/12/post-gmo-economy/

 

 

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

 

April 18, 2013 - Digital Journal
ANOTHER STUDY FINDS GMO CORN TO BE HIGHLY TOXIC http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/348260

 

OUR 21st CENTURY SYNTHETIC LIFE: RE-ENGINEER, PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF http://sco.lt/7tJG9R

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                             --- WATCH ---

 

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki 

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

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

 

 

 

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

 

WHY DO GMO'S NEED PROTECTION? http://sco.lt/5il7Rp

 

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

 

March 29, 2013 EWG Environmental Working Group
A LOOPHOLE FOR PESTICIDES PUTS PUBLIC'S HEALTH AT RISK - the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved roughly 11,000 pesticides intended for use in agriculture, inside homes, on lawns, in hand soaps, on clothing and other consumer goods with little or no safety tests, according to a multi-year investigation by the Natural Resources Defense Council. http://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2013/03/loophole-pesticides-risks-public-health

 

 

THE UPRISING:  Global GMO food labeling drive - May 25 and July 4, 2013 http://sco.lt/7wlInJ

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Think Those 80,000 Chemicals AND Pesticides In Your Food & Environment Have Been Tested?

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

New York Times, April 13, 2013

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


The Washington Post, March 19, 2015
THE BIZARRE WAY THE U.S. REGULATES CHEMICALS — LETTING THEM ON THE MARKET FIRST, THEN MAYBE STUDY THEM http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/03/19/our-broken-congresss-latest-effort-to-fix-our-broken-toxic-chemicals-law/


Chemical & Engineering News, October 13, 2013

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

 

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


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


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

 

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


-▶ UN REPORT: URGENT ACTION NEEDED: GROWING HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS FROM SPREAD OF CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY: UNEP. Chemicals have become so important to daily life in today's world that the value of their output has grown to $4.12 TRILLION, compared to $171 billion in 1970. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/story/2012-09-06/un-chemicals-health/57634948/1#.UGuiFNqzOUc.twitter


USA Today, March 28,. 2013

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

 

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


Mother Jones, January 23, 2014

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


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 23, 2014

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


 Global Possibilities, March 23, 2013

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


New York Times, October 6, 2012

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


 NPR, January 24, 2014

-▶ DRINKING WATER NOT TESTED FOR TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CHEMICALS http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/01/24/265520673/drinking-water-not-tested-for-tens-of-thousands-of-chemicals


SF Gate, January 15, 2014

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


Mongabay, December 23, 2013

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


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

 

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


The Environmental Magazine, January 01, 2013

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



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                              HORMONE DISRUPTING CHEMICALS

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-▶ UN - WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION PANEL CALLS HORMONE DISRUPTING CHEMICALS A GLOBAL THREAT

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997219112/un-who-panel-calls-hormone-disrupting-chemicals-a-global-threat


                                                      VIDEO

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



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

 

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


Mother Jones, March 03, 2014

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


Environmental Working Group, October 28, 2013

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


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


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


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


Living on Earth, March 14, 2014

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


Huffington Post Green, January 22, 2014

-▶ THE FINANCIAL BURDEN OF TOXIC CHEMICALS: BPA AMONG TOXIC CHEMICALS DRIVING UP HEALTH CARE COSTS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/22/bpa-health-care-costs_n_4644372.html

 

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


June 2, 2013 Nation Of Change
-▶ MONSANTO AND GMOs CONTINUE TO MAKE US STERILE WHILE INFERTILITY BUSINESS BOOMS http://www.nationofchange.org/monsanto-and-gmos-continue-make-us-sterile-while-infertility-business-booms-1370181154


Environmental Health News, September 23, 2013

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


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                                                        WATCH

                                                 Link TV (27:17)

              UNSAFE: THE TRUTH BEHIND EVERYDAY CHEMICALS

They contribute to disease and are linked to conditions such as asthma, autism, ADHD, diabetes, cancers, infertility, cognitive disorders, obesity, reproductive disorders and birth defects. Earth Focus looks at endocrine disruptors, ubiquitous chemicals that affect development, metabolism, fertility and intelligence at extremely low doses and at what measures could be taken to better ensure public safety. http://www.linktv.org/video/9214/unsafe-the-truth-behind-everyday-chemicals


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Chicago Tribune, April 23, 2013 

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

 

New York Times, April 18, 2013 

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

 

EWG Environmental Working Group, March 29, 2013

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



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

 

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


Ohio.com February 12, 2012

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


                                             TOXIC AMERICA

WHO MAKES THE BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS FLOWING THROUGH THE U.S. ECONOMY EVERY YEAR? 

                                           http://sco.lt/77eC4f



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                                                    CANCER

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

 

myEARTH360, March 01, 2014

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

 

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


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


 Pesticide Action Network

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


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

 

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

 

Grist, March 03, 2014

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


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

 

                                                         WATCH

                             PBS NewsHour Report Investigation

                                              February 13, 2013

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


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

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


 

Breast Cancer Fund, February 28, 2014

- ▶ WHEN A SENATOR IS BOUGHT: TOXIC CALIFORNIA BILL WOULD MAKE SITUATION WORSE, IS A GIFT TO CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.breastcancerfund.org/media/press-releases/cica.html


Nature World News, July 3, 2013 

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


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


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


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                                                      CHILDREN

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

 

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


Common Dreams, February 17, 2014

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

 

Mail Online, February 15, 2014

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


Reuters, April 29, 2013

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


EMagazine, December 21, 2012

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


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

 

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


Alternet, February 18, 2014

- ▶ DIAPERS: TOXINS IN HUGGIES AND PAMPERS AREN'T WHAT YOU WANT TO PUT NEAR BABY http://www.alternet.org/comments/personal-health/toxic-diapers-your-childs-disposable-diapers-contain-endocrine-disruptors


Reuters, July 22, 2013

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

 

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


Treehugger, March 06, 2014

A SILENT EPIDEMIC OF NEUROTOXINS IS THREATENING OUR CHILDREN'S BRAINS http://www.treehugger.com/health/silent-epidemic-neurotoxins-threatening-our-childrens-brains.html


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


Allergy Kids, May 1, 2013 

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

 

November 10, 2013

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


GM Watch, February 01, 2011

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


The Guardian, December 17, 2013

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



-▶ July 18, 2013 National Geographic

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


Alpha Minds

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

 

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


On Earth Magazine, November 25, 2013

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


              FOLLOW: -▶ SAFER CHEMICALS, HEALTHY FAMILIES

                             http://www.saferchemicals.org/


                                                      WATCH

                                     March 25, 2013 Ecowatch

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

 

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


Pew Environment Group, August 02, 2012

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

 

Los Angeles Times, January 16, 2014

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

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT

                                   Newshour, January 10, 2014

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

 

 Sustainable Brands, December 09, 2013

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


                                                  CNN VIDEO

                     Organic Lifestyle Magazine, October 1, 2011

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

 

September 27, 2013

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



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


Environment News Service, May 28 ,2013

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

 

Huffington Post Business, Stacy Malkan, September 219, 2013

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

 

September 12, 2013 Breast Cancer Fund

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

 

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

 

PR Watch, January 15, 2014

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

 

                                                       VIDEO

                           Lynn Hasselberger, October 9, 2013

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

 


 SF Gate, September 27, 2013

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

 

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

 

SustainAbility, December 24, 2013

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

 

July 3, 2013 Nature World News

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

 

MILLIONS OF BEES DIE BECAUSE OF NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES MANUFACTURED BY BAYER AND SYNGENTA AND 94% OF GMO CORN IF TREATED WITH EITHER IMIDACLOPRID OR CLOTHIANIDIN PESTICIDES http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/gmo-corn-treated-with-neonicotinoids-pesticides-manufactured-by-Bayer-Syngenta-kill-honeybees.php

 

Living on Earth, December 13, 2013

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

 


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


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


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                                                       OBESITY

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

 

US National Institute of Health

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


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

 

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


New York Times, January 19, 2013

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


Institute For Agriculture and Trade Policy, July 08, 2013

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


 EurActive, April 24, 2013

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

 

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

 

New York Time, January 25, 2013

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

 

Scientific American

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


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


 

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                                                  PESTICIDES

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

                                          

August 9, 2013 Living on Earth:

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


GM Watch, June 18, 2013

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


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


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


EWG Environmental Working Group, March 29, 2013

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

 

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


July 19, 2013 Global Possibilities

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


 Nation of Change, June 30, 2013

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

 

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

 

                                                       VIDEO

                           THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

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

 

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

                                                        VIDEO:

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

 


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

 

Food Integrity Campaign, February 09, 2012

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


                                       INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

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


 

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

                          GMO, GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD

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


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


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


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


Wake Up World, July 14, 2013

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

 

Natural News, May 12, 2012

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

June 21, 2013 Living on Earth

-▶ ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS FOR PIGS FED GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD (So What's It Doing To You?)  http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00025&segmentID=1



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                                YOUR FOOD - WHAT ARE YOU EATING

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


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


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

 

                                                       VIDEO

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


 

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


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


                                                        WATCH:

                                                    TED VIDEO

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

 

Oxfam International, February 25, 2013

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

 

Feb 20, 2013 NY Times, February 20, 2013

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

 

                                       FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATH

          THE $500 BILLION GLOBAL CORPORATE FOOD MONOPOLY

                                           http://sco.lt/6D31xx

 

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

 

 

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

 

                            MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE

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

 

 

                                                     WATCH

                                    May 6, 2013 Democracy Now

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



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Eating With Our Eyes Closed - Legalizing Corporate Farming Animal Abuse and Practices

Eating With Our Eyes Closed - Legalizing Corporate Farming Animal Abuse and Practices | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

                                                             VIDEO

 - ▶  How ALEC, new laws in the US are threatening activists' ability to uncover appalling treatment of animals. Covert VIDEO has exposed the cruel treatment of animals in some factory farms in the United States but in several US states it is those who expose abusive practices that could end up as "terrorists"... http://www.commondreams.org/video/2013/04/10

 

Dodo, March 28, 2014
- ▶ JUST BECAUSE IT'S A SMALL FARM DOESN'T MEAN IT'S CRUELTY-FREE https://www.thedodo.com/just-because-its-a-small-farm--489403769.html

 

 

Mirror Online, September 01, 2013
- ▶ SEMI-PARALYSED AND SLUMPED IN THEIR OWN WASTE - AND WE ALLOW THIS TO FEED US?!!  http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/semi-paralysed-slumped-waste-yet-pigs-2241928

 

                                                         WATCH
                                   OHIO DAIRY FARM BRUTALITY (3.44
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYTkM1OHFQg#t=76

 

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

 

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/

 

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

 

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/

 

                             An Image Says A Thousand Words
                         FACTORY FARM - GESTATION CRATES
                                       http://ow.ly/syHxP

 

                                                       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/

 

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

 

                                                        IMAGES
                                            FACTORY FARM PIGS
                                                http://ow.ly/syHxP

 

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

 

                                            ANIMATED VIDEO

             WHAT IS FACTORY FARMING? US AND THE PLANET

                                          http://sco.lt/8L9hWz

 

- ▶ CHINESE ENTER US FOOD MARKET :  PIGS and CHICKENS -- UNLABELLED, UN-INSPECTED  http://sco.lt/829KYz

 

 

 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

 

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/

 

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

 

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

 

                                                           VIDEO

THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT:  CAFOs FACTORY FARMING

                                               http://sco.lt/93dFAn

 

 

EcoWatch, November 26, 2013
- ▶ HOW TO AVOID FACTORY FARMED FOODS http://ecowatch.com/2013/11/26/avoid-factory-farmed-foods/?utm_source=feedly

 

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

 

 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

 

                                                 --- WATCH ---

                                      July 23, 2013 Democracy Now
                                              VIDEO REPORT
JOURNALISTS, ANIMAL RIGHTS ADVOCATES FILE LAWSUIT AGAINST UTAH 'AG-GAG' LAW  http://www.democracynow.org/2013/7/23/headlines/journalists_animal_advocates_file_lawsuit_against_utah_ag_gag_law

 

 

                                             VIDEO INVESTIGATION

                                         April 9, 2013 - Democracy Now

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

 

New York Times, April 2013

- ▶ RIGHT TO KNOW

Instead of making undercover investigation of animal abuses in factory farms a crime, we need laws that guarantee our right to know how our food is being produced.... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/10/opinion/eating-with-our-eyes-closed.html?_r=0

 

The Atlantic, September 25, 2013
- ▶  WHY AGRICULTURE NEEDS MORE WOMEN http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/09/agriculture-needs-more-women/279987/

 

Treehugger

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

 

Mother Jones July/August Issue
- ▶ GAGGED BY BIG AG http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/ag-gag-laws-mowmar-farms

 

- ▶ 'AG-GAG' LAWS TO IMPACT BEYOND USA - ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS http://sco.lt/4i41Dt

 

 

                                       MORE, BIGGER, FASTER

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD - Anti-Whistle-blower Laws Will Impact Us All

                                           http://sco.lt/6kP55F

 

 

                                   Center for Food Safety
                               ABOUT FACTORY FARMS

        http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/search/factory-farms

 

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

 

                                          ---  WATCH ---

                                          THE HISTORY

        THE HIDDEN COSTS OF INDUSTRIALIZED FARMING PART 1

                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-5yKrEFOIM

 

 

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

 

September 08, 2013 The Guardian
- ▶ WHY CHEAP MEAT COSTS THE EARTH.
In the rich world, each of us consumes or uses 30 or more animals a year (the bulk – 52 of the 59 billion – are chickens). We don't, in the nutritional sense, need these animals to feed us – certainly not in those numbers. Yet, in order to eat them at an acceptable price we have to imprison them, alter them genetically and chemically, and kill them. We have moved inexorably into ever greyer ethical territory. Any planning for a food future that still envisages using animal products and meat must debate the "moral cost" http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/sep/04/why-cheap-meat-costs-earth

 

 - ▶ 4.3 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

 

September 28, 2013 - Grist
- ▶ HOW BIG AG LOBBYISTS USE FEDERAL DOLLARS TO PROTECT FACTORY FARMS http://grist.org/food/the-other-white-meat/

 

- ▶ WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BLIND, FOOTLESS CHICKENS, FACTORY FARMS AND THE AG GAG BILL  http://sco.lt/6Z1NiL

 

- ▶ CHINESE MEAT IMPORT NOW USDA APPROVED - UNLABELLED. --- CHINA BUYS USA LARGEST HOG FACTORY FARM http://sco.lt/93vLiz

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

                                              MEATONOMICS:

The huge “externalized” costs the animal food system imposes on taxpayers, animals and the environment http://sco.lt/5zvTyT

 

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

 

 

- ▶ April 29, 2013 Green Is The New Red
FIRST "AG-GAG' ARRESTS: FOR FILMING SLAUGHTERHOUSE -- FROM THE STREET http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/first-ag-gag-arrest-utah-amy-meyer/6948/

 

 - ▶ HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUNDING THE ECO TERRORISM ACT TO KEEP YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT YOUR FOOD http://newint.org/blog/2013/04/30/eco-terrorism-act-usa/

 

24 April 2013 Grist
- ▶ THE STATE(S) OF THE AG-GAG LAWS - INTERACTIVE http://grist.org/food/the-states-of-the-ag-gag/

 

April 9, 2013 AlterNet
- ▶ EXPOSING OBAMA's 'WAR ON WHISTLEBLOWERS' http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/groundbreaking-war-whistleblowers-investigation-exposes-obama-admins-record?akid=10310.237541.2rFHQe&rd=1&src=newsletter822302&t=3

 

                        AN IMAGE SAYS A THOUSAND WORDS

                                     "FACTORY FARMING"

                                       http://ow.ly/k3WBw

 

June 5, 2013 Huffington Post Green

- ▶  WHAT'S THE CONNECTION TO CHINA, U.S. PIGS AND THE SMITHFIELD-SHUANHUI DEAL? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mia-macdonald/world-environment-day-2013_b_3387207.html

 

June 6, 2013 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
- ▶ INVESTIGATION: UNDERSTANDING CHINA'S SHUANGHUI'S ACQUISTION OF SMITHFIELD, USA LARGEST CAFO PORK PRODUCER http://www.iatp.org/blog/201306/%E2%80%9Ctwo-converging-rivers%E2%80%9D-understanding-shuanghui%E2%80%99s-acquisition-of-smithfield

 

 April 13, 2013 The Real News VIDEO
- ▶ OBAMA BUDGET PLANS ON REPLACING USDA POULTRY INSPECTORS WITH INDUSTRY SELF REGULATION http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10052

 

- ▶ NOW YOU WILL NEVER KNOW: MORE STATES MOVE TO BAN HIDDEN CAMERAS ON FARMS http://sco.lt/57pzkn

 

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

 

                                        SHORT VIDEO 3:38
                           INDUSTRIAL CHICKEN FARMING

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TUkJfyxW3c&list=PL07BCBFBF20F03464

 

- ▶ GUT BOMB: THAT TURKEY BURGER COULD KILL YOU, AND HERE'S WHY http://grist.org/food/gut-bomb-that-turkey-burger-could-kill-you-and-heres-why/?utm_campaign=living&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&kmi=thenaturaleye@gmail.com&km_subscriber-email=1&km_subscriber-living=1

 

- ▶  80,000 CHICKEN FACTORY FARM (CAFO) PROJECT HAS ORGANIC FARMER WORRIED worried http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2577673216/80-000-chicken-farm-cafo-project-has-organic-farmer-worried

 

                                                   VIDEO

              LIVE FAST DIE YOUNG - THE LIFE OF A MEAT CHICKEN

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpbtBgLfl90

 

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

 

 April 10, 2013 Global Possibilities

- ▶ NORTH CAROLINA JOINS RUSH TO PROTECT CORPORATE ANIMAL ABUSERS http://www.globalpossibilities.org/north-carolina-joins-rush-to-protect-animal-abusers/

 

 - ▶ LAST CHANCE FOR ANIMALS - FACTORY FARMING http://www.lcanimal.org/index.php/campaigns/other-issues/factory-farming

 

                             VIDEO REPORT INVESTIGATION

                               "ANOTHER BLOODY BUSINESS"

                                         Live Animal Exports

                      Four Corners TV Investigation from Australia

                                          http://sco.lt/7cFyuf

 

 

                                         ******* VIDEO *********

                        by PAUL McCARTNEY  (Former "Beatle")

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

 

                                                       VIDEO

                           HOW WILL HISTORY REMEMBER US?

                          A WORLD WITHOUT FACTORY FARMS?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM6V6lq_p0o&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 - ▶  WHY EVERYONE SHOULD BE ANGRY ABOUT CORPORATE FACTORY FARMING http://sco.lt/7kUpVp

 

 MUCH MORE ON THE USA AG-GAG LAWS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=ag+gag

 

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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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                                               SEED PATENTS

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


▶   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

 

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

                                                SEED BANKS

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

 

    “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

 

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

                                              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

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

 

 -▶  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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CBC News, January 08, 2015
▶ SEA LICE PESTICIDES USED IN SALMON FARMING INDUSTRY MAY BE HAZARDOUS  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/sea-lice-pesticides-used-in-salmon-industry-may-be-hazardous-1.2894258


Earth Justice

SALMON MUST BE PROTECTED FROM PESTICIDES http://earthjustice.org/features/salmon-must-be-protected-from-pesticides


 January 22, 2013 Global Possibilities

  ▶ ARE GENETICALLY ENGINEERED AND FARMED SALMON SAFE?

There are massively disturbing ethical, environmental, and health concerns that make the introduction of Frankenfish highly controversial...

Frankenfish could be on your dinner plate by the end of the year.

On December 21, at the very end of the last business day before Christmas week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) quietly released its environmental assessment that found “no significant impact” from the controversial AquaBounty AquaAdvantage transgenic salmon.,,

What is the rationale behind genetically engineered salmon? Why have scientists spliced genes from an eel-like creature called the ocean pout into the genome of the Atlantic salmon? These genes crank out growth hormone year-round, resulting in a fish that grows faster, cutting the time to reach market weight almost in half. This could mean cost savings for fish farmers, leading to higher profits for the salmon farming industry and (they promise) lower prices for consumers.

But there are massively disturbing ethical, environmental, and health concerns that make the introduction of Frankenfish highly controversial... http://www.globalpossibilities.org/is-genetically-engineered-salmon-safe/


The Guardian, October 29, 2014
-▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED SALMON COMPANY, AQUABOUNTY, FINED BY PANAMA http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/oct/29/panama-regulators-could-slow-us-approval-of-gm-salmon


Grist, November 26, 2013
THROUGH THE BACK DOOR 

-▶ 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. 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/


April 27, 2013 Main Sun Journal
  -▶ AQUACULTURE OPERATOR TO PAY $490,000 AFTER ILLEGAL PESTICIDE USE KILLS LOBSTERS IN CANADA http://www.sunjournal.com/news/maine-business/2013/04/27/cooke-aquaculture-pay-490000-after-illegal-pestici/1354960

 

  -▶ SCOTTISH FISH FARMERS USE RECORD AMOUNTS OF PARASITE PESTICIDES DESTROYING MARINE ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/4i52I5

 

UNESCO, February 22, 2012
-▶ MARINE SCIENTIST ALARMED ABOUT INCREASING THREAT TO OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS. In the last 30 years, coastal resources such as mangroves, coral reefs and fishery resources have become depleted on a large scale. For example, more than 60 per cent of Asia’s mangroves have already been converted to aquaculture farms (ESCAP and ADB, 2000). The region is losing its resource bases to support people’s livelihoods and sustain future economic development.  http://www.unescobkk.org/news/article/marine-scientists-alarmed-about-increasing-threats-to-ocean-ecosystems/


May 29, 2013 Yale Environment 360
  -▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED SALMON CAN BREED WITH WILD FISH DECIMATING WILD SALMON POPULATION http://e360.yale.edu/digest/genetically_modified_salmon__can_breed_with_wild_fish_and_thrive__/3857/

 

May 29, 2013 BBC News -
  -▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED SALMON CAN BREED WITH WILD FISH AND PASS ON GENES http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22694239


                                                      WATCH
                                SALMON CONFIDENTIAL 1:09:14
                            2013 British Columbia Documentary
                              INDUSTRIAL SALMON FISH FARMS
                  DESTROYING NATURAL SALMON POPULATION
                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2AUHpuJzac



The Press Democrat, September 29, 2014
-▶ GOV. BROWN SIGNS BILL BANNING COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION OF GENETICALLY ALTERED SALMON IN CALIFORNIA http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/2901588-181/governor-signs-bill-banning-commercial


The True Food Network

-▶  OBAMA TO MOVE FORWARD ON GMO SALMON APPROVAL, REGARDLESS OF 400,000 SIGNATURES... http://truefoodnow.org/2012/12/21/obama-administration-snubs-risks-moves-forward-with-ge-salmon-approval/


                                             VIDEO REPORT

                         THE PROBLEM WITH FARMED SALMON:

                                 AQUAFARMING IN CANADA

                                           http://sco.lt/8zJ8oj



       ---------------------------NOTE FROM PDJMOO ---------------------=

-▶  YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT THIS GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON WAS PUSHED THROUGH AS A NEW "ANIMAL DRUG APPLICATION", NOT AS "CONSUMER FOOD"

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



   ▶ THE ISSUES WITH GMO SALMON - CORPORATIONS GIVEN THE POWER TO CREATE AND PATENT LIFE - Ocean Robbins - Organic Connections http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/the-issues-with-gmo-salmon/#.UQS2nujZ03Y

 

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Dr. David Suzuki, April 29, 2014
SALMON FARMS vs. WILD SALMON: HAS ANYTHING CHANGED AFTER A DECADE OF CONTROVERSY? http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/29/salmon-farms-wild-salmon-controversy/

 

Nation of Change, April 13, 2014
  ▶ U.S. FDA CHIEF STILL DECIDING:  IS GMO SALMON SAFE? http://www.nationofchange.org/us-fda-chief-still-deciding-gmo-salmon-safe-1397398886

 

April 30 2013 Center for Food Safety
  -▶ NEARLY 2 MILLION PEOPLE TELL FDA NOT TO APPROVE GE GROWTH HORMONE SALMON http://www.genet-info.org/information-services/genetically-engineered-animals/ge-salmon.html

 

 -▶ FISHING INDUSTRY & 29 LAWMAKERS CONCERNS: GMO SALMON WITH GENE FROM EEL-LIKE OCEAN PLUT...SEAFOOD'S HIGHLY ALLERGENIC http://www.worldculturepictorial.com/blog/content/gmo-genetically-modified-salmon-health-environmental-dangerous-allergens

 

                                                         VIDEO:

                  TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER - AQUACULTURE

                                               http://sco.lt/6rDjaT

 

-▶ MAJOR US FOOD RETAILERS TO SHUN GENETICALLY MODIFIED, PATENTED, FACTORY FARMED, ENSLAVED SEAFOOD  http://sco.lt/4qgoDZ

 

April 26, 2013 On Earth Magazine
  -▶ GENE-SPLICED GMO SALMON, COMING SOON TO A PLATE NEAR YOU? http://www.onearth.org/articles/2013/04/the-fda-weighs-approval-of-genetically-modified-salmon

 

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

 

May 29, 2013 Center for Food Safety

  -▶ KEEP GE SALMON OFF OUR TABLES:  - Target, Giant Eagle, Meijer and H-E-B have just agreed not to sell genetically engineered fish in their stores! These retail giants join over 55 other food retailers that made similar commitments earlier this year, including Trader Joe’s, Aldi, Whole Foods, Marsh and Hy-Vee.... http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=10107

 

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

 

May 1, 2013 Nature
  -▶ TRANSGENIC SALMON NEARS APPROVAL IN USA http://www.nature.com/news/transgenic-salmon-nears-approval-1.12903

 

   -▶ WAS THE PUBLIC MISLED BY FDA ON GE SALMON REVIEW?

http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=10587

 

June 13, 2013 Phys Org

  -▶ RESEARCHERS DEVELOPING TECHNIQUES FOR TUNA AQUACULTURE http://phys.org/news/2013-06-techniques-tuna-aquaculture.html

 

 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-1364483920



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    WHY WE NEED TO FARM FISH IN CONCENTRATED ENCLOSURES

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 Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) February 05, 2014
▶  FISH FARMS TO PRODUCE NEARLY TWO THIRDS OF GLOBAL FOOD FISH SUPPLY BY 2030 http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/213522/icode/

 

June 13, 2013 Sustainablog

  -▶ FARMED FISH PRODUCTION OVERTAKES BEEF http://sustainablog.org/2013/06/fish-farming-overtakes-beef/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-sustainablog+%28Sustainablog%29

 

                              WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM

OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING http://sco.lt/6bO2nR

 

                                                     VIDEO

                                    EMPTYING OUR OCEANS

              THE WORLD'S LARGEST FACTORY FISHING TRAWLER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCb2TT5GW7k

 

                                                     VIDEO:

                                             "SEA CHANGE

                  THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                         http://sco.lt/51LeCn


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                                       VIDEO REPORT RT News

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


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                                                           VIDEO:
                                       "RUNNING THE GAUNTLET"
                                Salmon, Dams, Energy and Ecocide
                                                 http://sco.lt/7rqGyv


 

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

 

                                                   WATCH

 A great explanation on the impact of genetically engineering our   environment and food - David Suzuki:

     WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GENETIC MODIFICATION

                                        http://sco.lt/7804v3

 

 

   -▶ 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

 

  -▶ -----  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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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




                                       MORE, BIGGER, FASTER

            What You Need To Know About Factory Farming Your Food

                                          http://sco.lt/8usxzV


 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

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


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


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


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


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

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Marian Locksley's curator insight, April 11, 2013 2:57 AM

Impact on Oceans and Wild Salmon !

 

AquaBounty, the company behind the first Frankenfish, insists that their creation poses no threat to wild salmon populations. But research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that a release of just sixty GE salmon into a wild population of 60,000 would lead to the extinction of the wild population in less than 40 fish generations.

 

Not a Good mix and no matter how tightly confined pens are, there's always 'one'

Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, April 15, 2013 4:39 AM

Some years ago I saw a YouTube discussion on Genetically Engineered salmon where a private firm was advocating genetic engineering of the fish and its advantages. Actually they were interested in profits, nothing else. 

 

The fish grows to three times in weight as compared to the natural salmon in half the time. Salmon's breeding grounds are rivers and salmon eats anything that moves. Did this private company ever conducted a single biosafety test to ensure their engineered salmon's impact on Natural environment and aquatic life? I don't think so. 

 

The posting has many useful links; please explore that.

Arun Shrivastava's comment, April 15, 2013 2:01 PM
Thanks Marian. That bit I did not know that just 60 could wipe out 60,000. I must read this report because we don't know if someone in South Asia is using that technology. Will you kindly send me the URL? Thanks again.
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ARE WE EATING STRESS? Industrial Food Production puts extreme stress on plants and animals that we eat

ARE WE EATING STRESS? Industrial Food Production puts extreme stress on plants and animals that we eat | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

EDIBLE SILICON VALLEY

The connection between food and stress may be stronger than you think.

 

The diseases most commonly attributed to food—heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, depression, inflammation and obesity start the list—are without exception stress-related diseases. “Stress eating” is commonly understood to mean “eating during times of emotional stress.” But what if the food we eat contains a chemical echo of the stressful experience it recently suffered? In that case, we might be putting stress on a plate and calling it lunch.

Food writers and activists such as Michael Pollan, Alice Waters and others have drawn attention to the many harmful aspects of modern food production. Industrial cultivation and distribution put extreme stress on plants and animals that we eat. It seems that the stresses placed on food ingredients are coming back to us full circle in a perverse rendition of “you are what you eat.”... http://ediblesiliconvalley.com/2013-articles/is-stress-edible/

 

BBC, January 2, 2014
-▶  OBESITY QUADRUPLE TO NEARLY ONE BILLION IN DEVELOPING WORLD AS WESTERN DIETS/LIFESTYLE ENCROACHES. The report predicts a "huge increase" in heart attacks, strokes and diabetes. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25576400

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD: CHALLENGING CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/78Us09

 

WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BLIND, FOOTLESS CHICKENS, FACTORY FARMS AND THE AG-GAG BILL  http://sco.lt/6Z1NiL

 

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

 

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

 

▶ 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

 

 

 AMERICANS EAT THE CHEAPEST FOOD IN THE WORLD, BUT WHAT IS IT REALLY COSTING US? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1491991502/americans-eat-the-cheapest-food-in-the-world-but-what-is-it-really-costing-us

 

STARVING BY ACCIDENT: ARE AMERICANS EATING REAL FOOD? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1663997020/starving-by-accident-are-americans-eating-real-food

 

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

 

FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATH  : 'FOOD DESERTS' AND THE $500 BILLION CORPORATE FOOD MONOPOLY  http://sco.lt/6YRaUr

 

THE TRUE COSTS OF INDUSTRIALIZED FOOD  http://sco.lt/5H5CXR

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

BIO-DEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY: THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES http://sco.lt/7696kT

 

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

 

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

 

 

ALSO SEE:

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

 

WHY EVERYONE SHOULD BE ANGRY ABOUT CORPORATE FACTORY FOOD FARMING  http://sco.lt/7kUpVp

 

 

 

 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/

 

IF PESTICIDES ARE STRESSING AND KILLING BEES, WHAT'S IT DOING TO US http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=BEES+PESTICIDES#post_3998071752

 

March 28, 2013 New York Times
SOARING BEE DEATHS IN 2012 SOUND ALARM ON PESTICIDES

A mysterious malady that has been killing honeybees en masse for several years appears to have expanded drastically in the last year, wiping out 40 percent or even 50 percent of the hives needed to pollinate many of the nation’s fruits and vegetables.

A conclusive explanation so far has escaped scientists studying the ailment, colony collapse disorder, since it first surfaced around 2005. But beekeepers and some researchers say there is growing evidence that a powerful new class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids, incorporated into the plants themselves, could be an important factor.

The European Union has proposed to ban the use of neonicotinoids on crops frequented by bees. Some researchers have concluded that neonicotinoids caused extensive die-offs in Germany and France.

The Agriculture Department says a quarter of the American diet, from apples to cherries to watermelons to onions, depends on pollination by honeybees.... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/29/science/earth/soaring-bee-deaths-in-2012-sound-alarm-on-malady.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&;

 

 

+++WATCH:

GR8 INTERVIEW: THE TRUTH ABOUT YOUR FOOD WITH "FOOD, INC" FILMMAKER, ROBERT KENNERT http://sco.lt/85dqm9

 

+++FILM: "CONSUMING KIDS: THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF CHILDHOOD - FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE"  http://sco.lt/6Qs0p7

 

++++ WATCH

VIDEO REPORT @BBC
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:

"GENETIC ROULETTE - THE GAMBLE OF OUR LIVES"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NWyQKGnYes

 

+++WATCH:

MONSANTO FOOD WARS: GMO SEEDS AND ANIMALS http://sco.lt/7VzazJ

 

+++WATCH:

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

 

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Andrew S's curator insight, April 10, 2013 10:40 AM

My Thoughts:

Stress can come in many shapes or forms. It effects ones work and family life to a point where it can corrupt the mind into believing that it is worthless and therefore lead to depression. Being on the police force is one of the top 10 most stressful jobs because of the things that they see every day. PTSD is the main stresser along with heavy workload and low pay. These stresser are leading to our police for to be at a higher risk for heart attack and poorer performance on the job.

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What Are We Eating?

What Are We Eating? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

April 4, 2013 - Nation of Change

Everyone knows that the “conventional” modern American diet is among the most unhealthy that the world has known.  Everything loaded up with sugar, salt, and fat, filled with toxic artificial sweeteners, flavors, and colors, covered in pesticides inside and out, more often than not containing unnatural and untested GMO ingredients.  Many things tainted with endocrine disruptors such as the all too common BPA, phthalates, and many herbicides and pesticides.... http://www.nationofchange.org/what-are-we-eating-1365088476

 

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

 

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/

 

BBC, January 2, 2014
-▶  OBESITY QUADRUPLE TO NEARLY ONE BILLION IN DEVELOPING WORLD AS WESTERN DIETS/LIFESTYLE ENCROACHES. The report predicts a "huge increase" in heart attacks, strokes and diabetes. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25576400

 

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

 

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

 

▶  SALT, SUGAR FAT : HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED US http://sco.lt/96TUeH

 

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

 

 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

 

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

 

19 April 2013 - MailOnLine
▶  CANCER RISK CHEMICAL FOUND IN KFC FRIES, CRISPS AND CEREAL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2311934/Cancer-risk-chemical-KFC-fries-crisps-cereal.html

 

FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATH  : "FOOD DESERTS" AND THE $500 BILLION CORPORATE FOOD MONOPOLY  http://sco.lt/6YRaUr

 

 

 

April 13, 2013 New York Times
THINK THOSE CHEMICALS IN YOUR FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/14/sunday-review/think-those-chemicals-have-been-tested.html?_r=0

 

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/

 

▶  GUT BOMB: THAT TURKEY BURGER COULD KILL YOU, AND HERE'S WHY http://grist.org/food/gut-bomb-that-turkey-burger-could-kill-you-and-heres-why/?utm_campaign=living&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&kmi=thenaturaleye@gmail.com&km_subscriber-email=1&km_subscriber-living=1

 

 

 March 30, 2013 - The Cornocupia Institute
▶  GUT WRENCHING: COMMON FOOD INGREDIENT LINKED TO INTESTINAL INFLAMMATION, BOATING, IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME, COLITIS, CANCER AND MORE

TELL THE FDA TO WITHDRAW IT --- TAKE ACTION

http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/03/gut-wrenching-tell-fda-to-ban-carrageenan-common-food-ingredient-linked-to-intestinal-inflammation-bloating-irritable-bowel-syndrome-colitis-cancer-and-more/

 

 

▶  WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MONSANTO AND OUR BIG FOOD CHEMICAL INDUSTRY  http://sco.lt/5gdR5N

 

 

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

 

April 2, 2013 Democracy Now

▶  +++++WATCH - VIDEO REPORT  -

"WALMARTING" THE FOOD CHAIN 

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

 

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

 

▶  FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD: CHALLENGING CORPORATE MONOPOLY  http://sco.lt/78Us09

 

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

 

 

March 2013

▶  AMERICAN PROCESSED FOODS - IN COLOR TO DYE FOR by Robyn O'Brien @unhealthytruthhttp://organicconnectmag.com/wp/american-processed-foods-in-colors-to-dye-for/#.UU0ZIxk0ORQ

 

▶  IS PROCESSED FOOD SAFE?  FDA DOESN'T KNOW  http://www.care2.com/causes/is-processed-food-safe-fda-doesnt-know.html

 

▶  THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT: The Drug Store In American Meat: CAFOs - FACTORY FARMING  - VIDEO http://sco.lt/5pYaYr

 

April 6, 2013 - LifeWise
▶  USDA CAVES TO FOOD INDUSTRY PRESSURES, AGREES TO REVERSE EXISTING REGULATIONS THAT PROHIBIT THE USE OF THREE TOXIC MEAT PRESERVATIVES http://southweb.org/lifewise/usda-caves-to-food-industry-pressures-approves-three-new-toxic-meat-preservatives/

 

▶  INDUSTRIALISED MEAT: AG-GAG BILLS AIMED AT KEEPING YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT FACTORY FARMING http://sco.lt/7ZewEr

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

April 3, 2013 Food and Water Watch

▶  MONSANTO:  A CORPORATE PROFILE (Download Full Report) http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/reports/monsanto-a-corporate-profile/

 

 

▶   +++++AND DIG DEEPER INTO THIS FOODOPOLY MONOPOLY++++

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

 

 

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FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATH  : The $500 Billion Global Corporate Food Monopoly | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

TruthOut, December 3, 2012

 - ▶ FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATH

It's time for fundamental changes to our nation's toxic food system. The vast majority of what we eat, and where we buy what we eat, is controlled by just a handful of gigantic corporations that are far more interested in turning profits by leading droves of American consumers to the genetically-modified feeding troughs.

The issue is not whether Americans have access to enough food to eat. With a McDonalds and Taco Bell on nearly every street corner in Anytown, USA, there is no shortage of consumable fast food. The issue, however, is whether or not Americans have access to enough quality food like fresh fruits and vegetables to eat – the sort of food that, when digested in high volumes, won’t slowly kill us... http://truth-out.org/news/item/13145-fast-food-slow-death

 

April 6, 2013 - LifeWise

 - ▶ USDA CAVES TO FOOD INDUSTRY PRESSURES, AGREES TO REVERSE EXISTING REGULATIONS THAT PROHIBIT THE USE OF THREE TOXIC MEAT PRESERVATIVES http://southweb.org/lifewise/usda-caves-to-food-industry-pressures-approves-three-new-toxic-meat-preservatives/

 

                                     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

 

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

 

 

                                       DOCUMENTARY

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

 

 

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

 

                                              VIDEO (7:13)
                                  "BIG FOOD" And Addiction
                   Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity
                  http://www.yaleruddcenter.org/news.aspx?id=403

 

 May 16, 2013 Grist
 - ▶ THIS IS HOW POWERFUL THE FAST FOOD INDUSTRY IS AT GETTING PEOPLE TO CRAVE THEIR FOOD http://grist.org/list/people-are-so-addicted-to-kfc-that-theyre-willing-to-smuggle-it-across-the-gaza-border/?utm_source=syndication&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feed

 

Huffington Post Food, November 15, 2013
 - ▶ THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON JUNK FOOD:  What Happens to Your Brain When You Eat Junk Food (And Why We Crave It) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-clear/why-we-crave-junk-food_b_4261415.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

 

June 20, 2013 Global Possibilities
 - ▶ YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT THE FOOD INDUSTRY IS DOING TO KEEP AMERICANS HOOKED ON JUNK FOOD http://www.globalpossibilities.org/you-wont-believe-what-the-food-industry-is-doing-to-keep-americans-hooked-on-junk/

 

Huffington Post Food, November 25, 2013
-▶ TRUE COSTS OF SO-CALLED CHEAP FOOD http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-gustafson/true-costs-of-so-called-cheap-food_b_4337423.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

 

 - ▶ AMERICANS EAT THE CHEAPEST FOOD IN THE WORLD, BUT WHAT IS IT REALLY COSTING US? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1491991502/americans-eat-the-cheapest-food-in-the-world-but-what-is-it-really-costing-us

 

-▶ 7 HIGHLY DISTURBING TRENDS IN JUNK FOOD ADVERTISING TO CHILDREN http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3533588926/7-highly-disturbing-trends-in-junk-food-advertising-to-children

 

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

 

Institute for Policy Studies, December 02, 2013

▶  FAST FOOD CEOs RAKE IN TAXPAYER-SUBSIDIZED PAY http://www.ips-dc.org/reports/fast-food_ceos_rake_in_taxpayer-subsidized_pay

 

 Huffington Post Taste, November 20, 2013
 - ▶ THESE DISTURBING FAST FOOD TRUTHS WILL MAKE YOU RECONSIDER YOUR LUNCH http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/20/fast-food-truths_n_4296243.html

 

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

 

May 30, 2012 Science Daily
 - ▶ LINK BETWEEN FAST FOOD AND DEPRESSION CONFIRMED http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120330081352.htm

 

March 89, 2013 - Moms Across America

 - ▶ VIOLENT BEHAVIOUR AND JUNK FOOD http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/violent_behavior_and_junk_food

 

April 2013 - Organic Connections
 - ▶ 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/#.UWYKuxk0ORQ

 

 - ▶ THE NEW WAR ON FOOD: DOCTORS CALL FOR WARNING LABELS ON JUNK FOOD LIKE THOSE ON CIGARETTES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3099004811/the-new-war-on-food-doctors-call-for-warning-labels-on-junk-food-like-those-on-cigarettes

 

 19 April 2013 - MailOnLine
 - ▶ CANCER RISK CHEMICAL FOUND IN KFC FRIES, CRISPS AND CEREAL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2311934/Cancer-risk-chemical-KFC-fries-crisps-cereal.html

 

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

 

June 24, 2013 AlterNet
 - ▶ CHIPOTLE BECOMES FIRST FAST-FOOD OPERATION TO LABEL GMO INGREDIENTS http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/chipotle-labels-gmo-ingredients?akid=10618.237541.kNrqct&rd=1&src=newsletter859713&t=17

 

                                                   WATCH

                                      PBS Newshour Report

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

 

 

TakePart, October 7, 2013

 - ▶ HORRIFYING...WHAT IS REALLY IN CHICKEN NUGGETS? TURNS OUT THEY'RE MUCH GROSSER THAN YOU FEARED http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/07/chicken-nuggets-gross

 

The Atlantic Wire, October 4, 2013
 - ▶ THE AUTOPSY OF CHICKEN NUGGETS READS "CHICKEN LITTLE" http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2013/10/three-grossest-sentences-youll-read-about-chicken-nuggets-today/70195/

-- American Journal Of Medicine Abstract http://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343%2813%2900396-3/abstract

 

The Ecologist, November 30, 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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 September 6, 2013 Care2

 - ▶ SHOCKING INGREDIENTS IN McDONALD'S FRENCH FRIES http://www.care2.com/greenliving/shocking-ingredients-in-mcdonalds-french-fries.html

 

July 27, 2013 Forbes, Beth Hoffman

 - ▶ A SALAD OR A BIG MAC? THE CHOICE IS NOT ALWAYS CLEAR http://www.forbes.com/sites/bethhoffman/2013/07/22/a-salad-or-a-big-mac-the-choice-is-not-always-so-clear/

 

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

 

- ▶ 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/

 

                           ▶  SWEET-TALKING THE PUBLIC: 

    THE COVERT WAR BETWEEN CORN AND SUGAR INDUSTRIES:

                                 MARKETING ADDICTION

                                       http://sco.lt/5iliLp

 

March 8, 2013 CBC News VIDEO
 - ▶ SUGAR INDUSTRY'S SECRET DOCUMENTS ECHO TOBACCO TACTICS http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2013/03/08/f-vp-crowe-big-sugar.html

 

 

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                          MARKETING FOOD TO CHILDREN

 

                                  WATCH: TEDx VIDEO 2013

                          Corporate Accountability International
                 ANNA LAPPE: MARKETING FOOD TO CHILDREN http://www.stopcorporateabuse.org/video/marketing-food-children-anna-lappe

 

 - ▶ HOW BIG FOOD CORPORATIONS LOBBY AND MARKET OBESITY TO CHILDREN  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1779948476/how-big-food-corporations-lobby-and-market-obesity-to-children

 

    -▶ HEY ADVERTISERS, LEAVE OUR DEFENSELESS KIDS ALONE  -▶

                                        http://sco.lt/8KxNiL

 

May 8, 2013 Corporate Accountability International

 - ▶ HEY McDONALD'S: MOMS ARE NOT LOVIN' IT http://www.stopcorporateabuse.org/momsnotlovinit

 

Eat, Drink Politics, Michele Simon, September 27, 2013
 - ▶ STOP EXPLOITING 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

 

 

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                                               SCHOOL LUNCH

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT
                                    PBS Newshour, May 29, 2014
POLITICAL FIGHT SIMMERS OVER SCHOOL LUNCH MENU CHANGES
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/political-fight-simmers-school-lunch-menu-changes/

 

 

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

 

July 21, 2013 Newsweek - The Daily Beast
 - ▶ MICHELLE OBAMA'S GOOD NUTRITION FOR KIDS CAMPAIGN KILLED BY BIG FOOD LOBBYING http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-michelle-food-20130712,0,3918464.story

 

Marketplace, American Public Media
 - ▶ A FOURTH-GRADER'S UNDERCOVER LOOK AT SCHOOL LUNCH http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/food-and-drink/yuck-fourth-graders-undercover-

 

June 2, 2013 BBC Education and Family

 - ▶ WHAT KIDS THINK: CHEESE IS FROM PLANTS; FISH FINGERS FROM CHICKEN OR PIGS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-22730613

 

                                                        VIDEO:

                             FAST FOOD INFOGRAPHIC - YouTube

                 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyVFGpg17hw

 

 

June 19, 2013 Grist

 - ▶ FAST FOOD GIANTS MAKE THEIR FOOD LOOK IMPERFECT SO YOU'LL FORGET IT'S HELLA PROCESSED http://grist.org/list/fast-food-giants-make-their-food-look-imperfect-so-youll-forget-its-hella-processed/?utm_source=syndication&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feed

 

August 2, 2013 Nation of Change

 - ▶ FAST FOOD HAMBURGERS COULD BE AS LITTLE AS TWO PERCENT ACTUAL MEAT http://www.nationofchange.org/shocking-fast-food-hamburgers-could-be-little-2-percent-actual-meat-1375453182

 

 - ▶ IS FAST FOOD WITH INTEGRITY POSSIBLE? CHIPOTLE THINKS SO http://sco.lt/4jyatl

 

                                                 "FOODOPOLY" 

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

 

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


                                                   BIG FOOD

                                            Vox, April 23, 2014

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

 

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

 

  - ▶ STARVING BY ACCIDENT: ARE AMERICANS EATING REAL FOOD? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1663997020/starving-by-accident-are-americans-eating-real-food

 

6 January 2013 - Practical Ethics, University of Oxford

 - ▶ AN APPETITE FOR FOOD ADDICTION? http://blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/2013/01/an-appetite-for-food-addiction/

 

                                         -▶SALT, SUGAR FAT

                            HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED US

                                           http://sco.lt/96TUeH

 

 - ▶ CONSCIOUS FOOD - VICTIMS OF BIOCULTURAL EVOLUTION OR MINDFUL FOOD AND BETTER WORLD HEALTH? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3994750421/corporate-hijacking-of-food-and-agriculture-genetic-engineering-and-the-gmo-industry

 

                                          WATCH: TED VIDEO

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

 

 

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                                                  SODAS

 

                                                    VIDEO

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

 

 May 28, 2013 Huffington Post

 - ▶ DIET SODA'S EFFECT ON YOUR TEETH. TERRIFYINGLY SIMILAR TO EFFECT OF METH, CRACK COCAINE (PHOTO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/28/diet-soda-teeth-similar-to-meth-photos_n_3348158.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

 

Huffpost Healthy Living, November 13, 2013
 - ▶ COCA-COLA'S ASSAULT ON TAP WATER: How They Convert Your Restaurant Requests for Water into Revenue-Generating Beverages
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andy-bellatti/coke-cap-the-tap_b_4269607.html

 

 June 28, 2013 AlterNet
 - ▶ ENERGY DRINKS ARE SENDING TEENS TO EMERGENCY ROOMS 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

 

-▶COKE:  WAIT, PEOPLE THOUGHT VITAMIN WATER WAS GOOD FOR YOU? http://sco.lt/8unymf

 

July 22, 2013 Natural Society
 - ▶ PEPSICO  "NAKED JUICE" TO DROP 'ALL NATURAL' CLAIM AFTER $9 MILLION LAWSUIT http://naturalsociety.com/pepsicos-naked-juices-drop-all-natural-label-9-million-lawsuit/

 

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

 

June 2, 2013 Washington Post:

 - ▶ SLEW OF CAFFEINATED FOOD PRODUCTS HAS FDA JITTERY - A $1.6 BILLION ANNUAL BUSINESS http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/slew-of-caffeinated-food-products-has-fda-jittery/2013/06/01/2b9049ce-c479-11e2-914f-a7aba60512a7_story.html

 

                                              HOOKED ON JUNK

New York Times, September 30, 2013

 - ▶ COKE LAUNCHES ITS OWN SHOPS IN EMERGING MARKETS TO SELL "FOOD", WATER AND WI-FI (Nothing "benevolent" Here - Only Expanding their markets and bottomline)  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/01/health/coca-cola-plans-kiosks-with-water-and-internet.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0

 

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

                                                OBESITY

 

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

 

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

 

July 28, 2013 Global Possibilities
 - ▶ CAN WE SOLVE OUR OBESITY CRISIS BY TRANSFORMING FAST FOOD? http://www.globalpossibilities.org/can-we-solve-our-obesity-crisis-by-transforming-fast-food/

 

 - ▶ IS THE 'OBESITY LOBBY' WINNING? SHOCK AND AWE, K-STREET STYLE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1715427790/is-the-obesity-lobby-winning-shock-and-awe-k-street-style

 

                                                  WATCH 

                                 FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE

        "CONSUMING KIDS: THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF CHILDHOOD"

                                         http://sco.lt/6Qs0p7

 

 

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

                                    AROUND THE WORLD

 

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

 

April 23, 2013 EurActive - SPECIAL REPORT
 - ▶ POORER NATIONS FACE AN UNWANTED EUROPEAN IMPORT: CHEAP FAST FOOD, OBESITY http://www.euractiv.com/specialreport-nutrition-child-su/poorer-nations-face-unwanted-eur-news-519309

 

                     THE GREAT AMERICAN EXPORT - JUNK FOOD

      China Will Soon Rule the World In Processed Food Consumption

                                           http://sco.lt/6Q2za5

 

May 4, 2013 Global Research
 - ▶ THE GLOBALIZATION OF "FAST FOOD".  BEHIND THE BRAND: McDONALD'S http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-globalization-of-fast-food-behind-the-brand-mcdonald-s/25309

 

June 26, 2013 Green Prophet
 - ▶ SAUDI ARABIA HUNGER STATION: FAST-FOOD CONVENIENCE OR OBESITY ENABLER? http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/06/saudi-arabia-hungerstation-fast-food-convenience-or-obesity-enabler/

 

 

                                                     WATCH

                                     29 March 2013 - Mail Online

 - ▶ FATTEST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD: EXTRAORDINARY GRAPHIC CHARTS THE AVERAGE BODY MASS INDEX OF MEN AND WOMEN IN EVERY COUNTRY (WITH SOME SURPRISING RESULTS) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2301172/Fattest-countries-world-revealed-Extraordinary-graphic-charts-average-body-mass-index-men-women-country-surprising-results.html

 

June 20, 2013 BuzzFeed

 - ▶ 8 FOODS WE EAT IN THE U.S. THAT ARE BANNED IN OTHER COUNTRIES http://www.buzzfeed.com/ashleyperez/8-foods-we-eat-in-the-us-that-are-banned-in-other-countries

 

May 3, 2013 Green Prophet:
 - ▶ BANNED: JUNK FOOD FOR KIDS "AGAINST THE LAW" IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES http://www.greenprophet.com/2012/05/gulf-obesity-spurs-health-mafia/

 

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

 

 - ▶ UN: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WARNS OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, DIABETES FROM WESTERN FOOD AND DIETS http://www.scoop.it/t/agric

 

 

                                                   WATCH

                                      PBS Newshour Report

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

 

 

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

                                   CHEMICALS, FOOD ADDITIVES

 

INFOGRAPH:

 - ▶ LEARN ABOUT THE CHEMICALS ADDED TO YOUR KIDS FOOD - Did you know that more than 6,000 additives and chemicals are used by food manufacturers to process and produce our food? Today’s conventional food system is heavily dependent on toxic chemicals and synthetic inputs that pose threats to our health – especially children’s. http://newphoenix.info/?p=4508

 

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

 

April 2013 Organic Connections
 - ▶ AUTISM AND LEARNING DISABILITIES: THE TOP 20 POSSIBLE CHEMICAL CAUSES IN OUR FOOD http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/autism-and-learning-disabilities-the-top-10-possible-chemical-causes/#.UWYKUxk0ORQ

 

               -FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD:

                        CHALLENGING CORPORATE MONOPOLY

                                       http://sco.lt/96Cmaf

 

 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/

 

 - ▶ IS THIS WHAT THE McDONALD's OF THE FUTURE LOOKS LIKE? YOUR CUSTOM, MADE-TO-ORDER FROM YOUR i-PAD McDonald’s is expanding its test of a supersecret restaurant concept in Southern California—so startlingly new, in fact, that it hardly sounds like a McDonald’s at all....http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/03/04/what-mcdonalds-future-looks

 

December 2012 IBISWorld

 - ▶ GLOBAL FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS MARKET RESEARCH http://www.ibisworld.com/industry/global/global-fast-food-restaurants.html

 

May 23, 2013 USA Today

 - ▶ McDONALD'S CEO BAWLED-OUT BY 9-YEAR-OLD http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2013/05/23/mcdonalds-ceo-don-thompson-childhood-nutrition/2355129/

 

 - ▶ HONEST JUNK FOOD ADVERTISEMENTS HOW YOU KNOW WHAT KIND OF CRAP YOU'RE EATING  http://grist.org/list/honest-junk-food-advertisements-show-you-what-kind-of-crap-youre-really-eating/?utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=headline

 

 - ▶ WHAT'S IN FAST FOOD CHICKEN? (Hint: It’s NOT Chicken) http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1785818535/what-s-in-fast-food-chicken-hint-it-s-not-chicken

 

 - ▶ YOUR CHICKENS ARE RAISED ON A STEADY DIET OF PRESCRIPTION, OVER-THECOUNTER, AND EVEN BANNED DRUGS -  CAFOs http://www.rodale.com/healthy-chicken?cm_mmc=Twitter-_-Rodale-_-Content-RecentNews-_-disturbingdrugmixchicken

 

 

                                             VIDEO REPORT

                             August 2, 2013 Democracy Now

-▶ A $500 BILLION INDUSTRY WON'T PAY IT'S WORKERS A FAIR WAGE
"We Are Slowly Dying": Fast-Food Workers Launch Strike for Living Wage and Right to Unionize http://www.democracynow.org/2013/8/2/we_are_slowly_dying_fast_food

 

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

 

July 2, 2013 Grist

 - ▶ FAST FOOD AND FURIOUS: RESTAURANT WORKERS ARE STARVING ON MINIMUM WAGE OF $7.50 PER HOUR http://grist.org/food/the-fast-food-and-the-furious-restaurant-workers-are-fed-up-with-minimum-wage/

 

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

 

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

 

 - ▶ MAJOR US FOOD RETAILERS TO SHUN GENETICALLY MODIFIED FACTORY FARMED, ENSLAVED, SEAFOOD  http://sco.lt/6HqYt7

 

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   - ▶ 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

 

Treehugger, May 27, 2014
 - ▶ FAST FOOD COMPANIES FALL SHORT ON DEFORESTATION PALM OIL COMMITMENTS http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/fast-food-companies-fall-short-deforestation-commitments.html

 

 

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

 

                                                 A VIP READ:

-▶ THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3535660587/a-vip-read-the-economics-of-curbing-speculation-in-food-water-and-vital-resources

 

 

 

                                                    WATCH:

-▶ GR8 INTERVIEW: THE TRUTH ABOUT YOUR FOOD WITH "FOOD, INC" FILMMAKER, ROBERT KENNERT http://sco.lt/85dqm9

 

 

                                                       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/

 

 - ▶ FOOD INC. - FULL GROWN CHICKEN IN 49 DAYS?! http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1228118054/food-inc-full-grown-chicken-in-49-days

 

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

 - ▶ *** WHY EVERYONE SHOULD BE ANGRY ABOUT CORPORATE FACTORY FOOD FARMING  http://sco.lt/7kUpVp

 

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

 

 

  - ▶ INVITRO BURGERS ANYONE? INSIDE THE COMING MEAT LAB: THE FUTURE OF FOOD http://sco.lt/5RSF8r

 

 

 

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Watch "Land Rush" - Why Poverty? The ugly rise of monoculture farming and globalized food

Watch "Land Rush" - Why Poverty? The ugly rise of monoculture farming and globalized food | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it


 

                         WATCH THIS FILM NOW  Running Time 53:22

                                   GLOBAL VOICES "LAND RUSH"

Land Rush looks at how multinational agribusiness is threatening African farmers' ability to feed their communities.http://www.itvs.org/films/land-rush

    How do you feed the world? 75% of Mali's population are farmers, but rich foreign corporations are leasing Mali's land in order to turn large areas into American-style agribusiness monoculture mechanized  farms for their own profit and export, destroying and changing ecosystems and the culture. Many Malian peasants do not welcome these efforts, seeing them as yet another manifestation of imperialism threatening their ability to feed themselves.  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?

Africa produces 10 percent less food than it did in 1960.  In Mali, an American plan for a vast genetically engineered sugar cane (biofuel) operation on the banks of the Niger River threatens small-scale native rice farmers who have fed their communities for generations.... http://video.pbs.org/video/2296680847


MORE ABOUT THE FILM http://www.itvs.org/films/land-rush



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


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


The Ecologist, February 12, 2015
LAND AND SEED LAWS UNDER ATTACK AS AFRICA IS GROOMED FOR CORPORATE RECOLONIZATION. A battle is raging for control of resources in Africa - land, water, seeds, minerals, ores, forests, oil, renewable energy sources...  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2752051/land_and_seed_laws_under_attack_as_africa_is_groomed_for_corporate_recolonization.html


Common Dreams, February 06, 2015
 ▶ THE RE-COLONIZATION OF AFRICA http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/02/06/re-colonization-africa


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


                      AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM? 

         CORPORATE PROFITS v SMALL HOLDER FARMERS INTEREST

                                       http://sco.lt/8JKbIn


 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/



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


                                                     WATCH

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


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


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


                      AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM? 

         CORPORATE PROFITS v SMALL HOLDER FARMERS INTEREST

                                       http://sco.lt/8JKbIn


                                           GHANA AND GMOs

Genetic engineering is about private corporate control of the food system.

                                   Pambazuka, February 19, 2015

▶ THE RABID TACTICS OF THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY TO GAIN CONTROL OF GHANA'S FOOD SYSTEM Whose interests does Prof. Alhassan represent? Prof. Alhassan was been quoted as dismissing anti-GMO groups because, according to him, they allegedly do not have any scientific proof or knowledge to offer when it comes GMO technology. But he is wrong.

Ghanaian farmers need to abhor and reject scientists laden with conflicts of interest. Monsanto and Syngenta are particularly greedy to get their hands on Ghana’s agriculture and control the seed market here.Professor Alhassan is attempting to control the information farmers and the public see and hear just like the industry he represents....

“Today, large numbers of scientists are in the employ of Big Pharma, Big Ag, and all kinds of corporations with anti-environmental and anti-social justice agendas.”(2)... Professor Alhassan is a key employee of Big Ag, and has been for his entire career....

http://www.pambazuka.net/en/category/comment/94029



29 March, 2013 - Brownfield Ag News For America
▶  AGRICULTURAL LAND PRICES: DEMAND OR BUBBLE http://brownfieldagnews.com/2013/03/29/ag-land-prices-demand-or-bubble/

 

March 1, 2013 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
 ▶   GOVERNMENTS MUST PROTECT LAND, FOOD SYSTEMS AS TRADE LIBERALIZATION ACCELERATES LAND GRABBING  http://iatp.org/blog-agriculture

 

                                              LAND GRABS

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



▶  FOOD, FUEL AND THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB - THE INCOME DIVIDE FOOD WARS http://sco.lt/8f8GfJ

 

                                             VIDEO REPORT

LAND GRAB, SPECULATION, BIOFUELS = FOOD CRISIS http://sco.lt/5Wd0xV


                                                  -- WATCH --

                                         "PLANET FOR SALE"

                   BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

                                     May 3, 2011 FarmlandGrab

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


 

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

 

 

                              FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY

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


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


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



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


Malaysia Feb. 4, 2013 The Sun Daily

▶  BIOFUELS: BIODIESEL BOOST FOR PALM OIL INDUSTRY - THE CORPORATE RACE FOR PROFITS, DESTROYING FORESTS AND ECOSYSTEMS AS THEY GO  http://www.thesundaily.my/news/605492


Feb 1, 2013

▶  CROP-BASED BIOFUELS IS UNSUSTAINABLE. GROWING PALM OIL COULD SPEED UP CLIMATE CHANGE , WHILE DEVASTATING BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS http://planetark.org/wen/67793


April 27, 2012

▶  EPA SAYS PALM-BASED BIOFUELS SHOULD NOT QUALIFY FOR INCLUSION IN RENEWABLE FUELS STANDARD  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1679460426/epa-says-palm-based-biofuels-should-not-qualify-for-inclusion-in-renewable-fuels-standard

 

May 7, 2013 EurActive - The BioFuel Industry Push Back
▶  BIOFUELS INDUSTRY SENT "THREE MAILS AN HOUR" IN ILUC LOBBY OFFENSIVE http://www.euractiv.com/energy/biofuels-industry-sent-mails-hou-news-519531


 

 

 

MORE ON HOW FOREIGN LAND GRABS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=land+grab

 

MORE ON BIOFUELS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=BIOFUELS

 

 


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pdjmoo's curator insight, March 30, 2013 11:33 PM

When profits overide local culture, destroy ecosystems and environment for the western ideal of monoculture agriculture, owned by multi-nationals, displacing local indigenous peoples, it is time to draw a line.

In this instance, in Mali, the sugar cane is for export, not for local food supply and the indigenous peoples will be doomed to working laborers in an environment of big agriculture for little money.  Creating dependency on foreign aid and hand-outs for food for survival while foreign entities profit greatly is NOT where we should be going for the future.

Money is not the currency for many cultures, it is producing food locally for themselves and their community and we have no right to impose our outside mega gmo agriculture on anyone, destroying their connection to their lands and livelihoods.

James C's curator insight, July 18, 2013 5:43 AM

This is just horrible..no words..

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INDIA - Where Monsanto Hides Out: Genetic engineering has not lived up to it's claims, says scientist

INDIA - Where Monsanto Hides Out: Genetic engineering has not lived up to it's claims, says scientist | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

March 2013 - DW World

Genetically modified crops aren’t new in India but they’re still dogged by controversy. Suman Sahai, a Delhi-based scientist and activist, talks about why the technology continues to be so divisive.

 

"There’s a strong scientific rationale why this technology needs to be regulated. And if you can’t regulate it properly, then it becomes a dangerous technology"...

My biggest fear regards safety and the risks posed to human health and the environment. When we do genetic engineering, all sorts of new things happen within a cell – you could have proteins that are created that are harmful, could elicit an allergic reaction or are toxic. Genes can flow out into the environment and run away into related plants and create problems.

India has a huge research program on genetically modified crops, and unlike many other parts of the world, it also has a very large public sector investment. That means a lot of the research programs are government-funded...and conflict of interest is rampant. There is also the presence of private seed companies and collaborations of these companies with the large US seed company Monsanto...

Rather than this big tech approach, the first step should be to conserve your traditional biodiversity and agro-diversity...

The one thing you never tire of hearing is that this technology is needed to produce more food. But I don’t think genetic engineering has lived out its potential...I don’t see how one particular technology is going to solve a larger food problem that has many complex aspects. Hunger is not a very straightforward situation – it results from a number of factors. It’s absurd to claim that you have this one intervention and that’s going to take care of hunger....

 

The question we need to ask is how relevant is GM technology to Indian food and agriculture? I think this is a solution looking for a problem. A lot of the plants that biotechnology companies in India are working on don’t make sense to me. I’m also opposed to herbicide tolerant crops  - we absolutely do not need them in India. That’s because the "weeds" they kill sustain millions of people, women in particular, who earn through weeding. The weeds are also used as either food or fodder in India...

We need to prioritize our interests and conduct a cost-and-risk-benefit analysis for every GM crop. And we need access to trial data to see how GM products perform. Putting public institutions under public scrutiny testing in the public domain is very essential.

 http://futurenow.dw.de/english/2011/02/04/genetic-engineering-has-not-lived-out-its-potential-says-scientist/#more-839

 

9 February 2013 Times of India
INDIA: 150 SCIENTISTS RAISE CONCERNS ABOUT GM CROPS http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-02-09/india/37006961_1_gm-crops-food-security-gmos

 

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

 

16 February 2013 Guardian UK
INDIA'S RICE REVOLUTION - IS THIS ONE SOLUTION TO WORLD SHORTAGES? In a village in India's poorest state, Bihar, farmers are growing world record amounts of rice - Audio SlideShow

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/feb/16/india-rice-farmers-revolution

 

27 February 2013 - Truthout
VANDANA SHIVA: GM SEEDS AND THE MILITARIZATION FOOD - AND EVERYTHING ELSE http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/14784-activist-seeds-of-gm-foods-war-vsearth-planted-by-military-industrial-forces

 

 

MUCH MORE ON INDIA'S GMO REVOLT

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

 

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

 

 

WATCH: "BITTER SEEDS" FILM TRAILER : MONSANTO, GMO SEEDS AND INDIAN FARMER SUICICIDES http://sco.lt/5F90Mr

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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.