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This week, a group of scientists sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urging farmers to stop planting genetically engineered corn with a certain gene because it will no longer protect them from the corn rootworm.
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A single food seed can be as tiny as a grain of sand. Yet many say the fate of the organic industry rests upon us to protect the integrity of these small vital inputs.
In the 1950s, 1 in 33 died from cancer. Today, 1 in 3 die from cancer. The Monsanto Company, a United States-based multinational agricultural biotechnology c...
Poland's announcement comes less than a month after seven countries blocked a proposal by the Danish EU presidency to allow the cultivation of genetically-modified plants in Europe.
In a massive blow to multinational agribiz corporations such as Monsanto, Bayer, and Dow, Peru has officially passed a law banning genetically modified ingredients anywhere within the country for a full decade before coming up for another review.
Hungary has taken a bold stand against biotech giant “Monsanto” and genetic modification by destroying 1000 acres of maize found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds, according to Hungary deputy state secretary of the Minstry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar. Unlike many European Union countries, Hungary is a nation where genetically modified (GM) seeds are banned. In a similar stance against GM ingredients, Peru has also passed a 10 year ban on GM foods.
Many homeowners and outdoor enthusiasts are looking for ways to control mosquitoes. Here are 5 plants that will to help control them naturally.
"The toxicologist Henk Tennekes from Experimental Toxicology Services Nederland at Zutphen has studied the distribution of neonicotinoids in the environment and their possible effects on pollinators and on the animals further up the food chain. In September 2010, Tennekes summarised his findings, which are also published in several research papers, in a book called The Systemic Insecticides: A Disaster in the Making, leaving absolutely no room for doubt regarding his conclusions.
Rome (AFP) April 12, 2012 - The European Union and the UN's food agency announced an agreement on Thursday to manage vast stocks of obsolete pesticides in the former Soviet Union, warning they had become a serious threat.
As the mainstream, conservative media spins scientific research to appear we live in a toxic-lite environment, our communities have become a cesspool of disease and environmental distress. The air, water, soil, and plants we depend upon for our very survival dictate the health of all living species. There is no longer anywhere to run to escape the pollution we have created. Mother Earth is the macrocosm and all living species are the microcosm; her sickness is our sickness.Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/earths-health-is-all-our-health.html#ixzz1tYvAfvUg
A new genetically engineered weedkiller could be introducing millions of pounds of toxic pesticides to the environment. Here's what you should know about it.
The documentary film "Vanishing of the Bees" unveils the phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and the real causes of bee death all over the U.S."
The danger of accumulated pesticides in the environment and the lack of USA federal agency oversight in favor of manufacturers's studies without independent review is a major cause for concern. 90% of food we eat is treated with pesticides, over a billion pounds of these toxic chemicals are used annually on the huge agricultural western monocrop farms.
Before releasing these highly toxic chemicals into our environment, a responsible nation would ensure that independent interdisciplinary studies are carried out to determine affects on both our ecosystems AND human health.
On the heels of the removal of the cancer-causing pesticide methyl iodide from California’s strawberry fields, on April 24 state officials announced a new effort to help strawberry growers transition off of all methyl-iodide-like fumigant pesticides and towards safe and sustainable alternatives. Fumigants are injected into the soil to “sterilize” it before planting, and are among the most hazardous pesticides to human health used in California.
On March 21, the Chilean Transparency Council stood with its citizenry against Monsanto and other global seed corporations to protect Chileans' right to know about genetically engineered (GE) crops.
Why do you tenaciously oppose this agreement with Morocco?- Because it is a very bad agreement for small Moroccan farmers who are looted by large companies, and for French, Spanish and Italian farmers who see the imports increase, destroying their ability to sell and live off their produce within Europe. This agreement is a disaster for agriculture, a disaster for employment on both sides of the Mediterranean, and it is also an ecological disaster, because we know it requires ten times more water to grow tomatoes in Morocco compared with Europe. My position is absolutely not directed against Morocco, my position is “small Moroccan producers and European farmers hand in hand against the free trade logic of the multinational corporations” which will systematically crush them..
After it was exposed that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the philanthropic brainchild of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, purchased 500,000 shares in Monsanto back in 2010 valued at more than $23 million, it became abundantly clear that this...
GATES FOUNDATION SHOULD STEP AWAY FROM FUNDING GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS IN AFRICA http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3207727565/op-ed-gates-foundation-should-step-away-from-funding-genetically-modified-crops-in-africa
GATES FOUNDATION-LED GREEN REVOLUTION PROMOTES FALSE SOLUTIONS TO HUNGER IN AFRICA http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2792758616/gates-foundation-led-green-revolution-promotes-false-solutions-to-hunger-in-africa
August 8, 2013 Tech RightsGATES FOUNDATION EXPANDS TO AFRICA TO PROFIT FROM WORLD'S POOREST http://techrights.org/2013/08/08/occupying-africa/
This recent case of mad cow disease could be an isolated case. It could amount to nothing more than a fleeting news item. That, certainly, is what the U.S. meat industry would like officials to think, and what it would like consumers to believe.
After the Nepalese government decided to allow Monsanto into their borders and subsequently force farmers to use genetically modified seeds, the citizens took to the streets.
The Salt Lake Tribune’s front page headline declared, "Highest rate in the nation, 1 in 32 Utah boys has autism." This is a national public health emergency, whose epicenter is Utah, Gov. Herbert. A more obscure story on the same day read: "New pesticides linked to bee population collapse." If you eat food, and hope to do so in the future, this is another national emergency, Pres. Obama. A common denominator may underlie both headlines.
Billions worldwide suffering from the...
LONDON (AlertNet) - The global food system is making people sick in rich and in poor countries and billions are suffering from the "hidden hunger" of a diet without sufficient nutrients, the United Nations’ expert on food has said.
He has previously highlighted how the global food system, dominated by a small number of transnational agrifood companies, marginalises farmers in developing countries and threatens food security.
Via @GreenSoil "I use pickling vinegar but 5 % will work"
Some home gardeners already use vinegar as a herbicide, and some garden stores sell vinegar pesticides. But no one has tested it scientifically until now.
Agricultural Research Service scientists offer the first scientific evidence that it may be a potent weedkiller that is inexpensive and environmentally safe--perfect for organic farmers.
Public university animal-science professors are pushing a growth-enhancing drug that benefits no one but their sponsor, Merck.
"The average weight of a fattened steer sold to a packing plant is now roughly 1,300 pounds—up from 1,000 pounds in 1975."That's a hefty 30 percent gain. What gives? According to Peterson, the main reason is pharmaceutical: heavy use of antibiotics, hormones, and other growth-enhancing drugs. Peterson untangles the web that connects pharmaceutical giants like Merck to professors at big public land-grant universities, who not only act as paid researchers to develop new products but also as shills who appeal directly to cattle feedlot operators.
In 2006, when beekeepers began to report that their hives were suffering from a mysterious affliction, a wide variety of theories were offered to explain what was going on. The bees were suffering from a virus, or a fungus,...
Laura Vandenberg worries whenever she hears a pregnant friend talk about painting a nursery. She gets even more concerned when she learns of a childbearing woman spraying chemical pesticides on her lawn.
BABIES ACT LIKE SPONGES FOR CHEMICALS, SOAKING UP THE GOOD , AND THE BAD http://www.vancouversun.com/Babies%20like%20little%20sponges%20chemicals%20soaking%20good/7492011/story.html
Researchers test the idea that we hunt for memories in our minds the same way some animals search for food...