YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood
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YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood
The Health of Humans is Reflected in the Health of Our Natural Environment and Food Production Sources
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'Serious' pesticide threat in former Soviet Union: UN agency

'Serious' pesticide threat in former Soviet Union: UN agency | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
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.
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Earth's Health is All Our Health

Earth's Health is All Our Health | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

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

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The New GMOs: More Chemicals, More Dangerous To Your Health

The New GMOs: More Chemicals, More Dangerous To Your Health | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
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.
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The Tragic Mistake That Now Threatens 1 Out of Every 3 Bites You Eat

The Tragic Mistake That Now Threatens 1 Out of Every 3 Bites You Eat | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.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.

 

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California: Safe Strawberry Farming: Moving from all cancer-causing, sterilizing fumigant PESTICIDES

California:  Safe Strawberry Farming: Moving from all cancer-causing, sterilizing fumigant PESTICIDES | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

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.

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If the food’s in plastic, what’s in the food?

If the food’s in plastic, what’s in the food? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Trace chemicals in everyday food packaging cause worry over cumulative threat, scientists say.

In a study published last year in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers put five San Francisco families on a three-day diet of food that hadn’t been in contact with plastic. When they compared urine samples before and after the diet, the scientists were stunned to see what a difference a few days could make:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/trace-chemicals-in-everyday-food-packaging-cause-worry-over-cumulative-threat/2012/04/16/gIQAUILvMT_story.html

 

FDA’s decision on BPA( Bisphenol A) exposes Catch 22 http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1929431295/opinion-fda-s-decision-on-bpa-exposes-catch-22

 

January 9, 2013 PLASTIC WILL POLLUTE OUR OCEANS FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS (Phys.org)—Australia's plastic garbage has made its way into every ocean in the world. New research shows that it doesn't matter where in the world plastic garbage enters the ocean, it can end up in any of the five ocean basins... http://phys.org/news/2013-01-plastics-pollute-oceans-hundreds-years.html

 

WATCH: Trailer "MIDWAY" A very powerful and important project - Our Plastic-laden Oceans http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2108217016/watch-trailer-midway-a-very-powerful-and-important-project-our-plastic-laden-oceans

 

 

The Life of a Plastic Water Bottle: A Journey Begins http://www.bloomberg.com/slideshow/2012-10-02/the-life-of-a-plastic-water-bottle.html

 

The Fatal Shore, Awash in Plastic - New Documentary http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2487927552/the-fatal-shore-awash-in-plastic-new-documentary

 

 

 

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Are Disappearing Bees the Canary in the Coal Mine for Human & Environmental Health

Are Disappearing Bees the Canary in the Coal Mine for Human & Environmental Health | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 The Economist, March 31, 2014
▶  BEES AND INSECTICIDES:  SUBTLE POISON.  Evidence is Growing That Commonly Used Pesticides, Even When Employed Carefully, Are Bad For Bees. In the winter of 2006 beekeepers in America noticed something odd—lots of their hives were dying for no obvious reason." Evidence is growing that commonly used pesticides, even when employed carefully, are bad for bees (and that also means for us) http://www.economist.com/node/21551451?fsrc=scn/fb/wl/ar/subtlepoison


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



                   THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE: ROUNDUP

              New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                         http://sco.lt/63470L

 

 

                                                      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/

 

 

 

Summit Voice, May 11, 2014
▶  SMOKING GUN IN HONEY BEE DIE-OFF? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/05/11/environment-smoking-gun-in-honey-bee-die-off/

 

                                                      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/

 

 

Scientific American, May 13, 2014
▶  ENVIRONMENTALISTS DUE U.S. GOVERNMENT TO LIST DISAPPEARING BUMBLE BEE AS ENDANGERED. Bumble bees pollinate a wide variety of plants and crops and are used commercially by farmers to help grow tomatoes in greenhouses. Scientists ascribe the dwindling population to threats including disease, habitat destruction and pesticides. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/environmentalists-sue-to-list-bumble-bee-as-endangered/

 

January 27, 2012 NBC News, Science
▶ PESTICIDE LEAVES BEES MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO A DEBILITATING VIRUS, NEW RESEARCH SHOWS http://www.nbcnews.com/id/46167215/ns/technology_and_science-science/#.UfMBn1Pc-RQ

 

 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

 

  -▶ STARVING HIVES ! BEES EXPOSED TO INSECTICIDES, SUCH AS NEONICOTINOIDS, ARE UNABLE TO GATHER ENOUGH POLLEN DOOMING THEIR YOUNG TO DIE http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/starving-hives-bees-exposed-to-systemic-pesticides-are-unable-to-gather-enough-pollen-neonicotinoids-kill-honeybees.php

 

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

 

 June 24, 2013 EcoWatch

▶ 50,000 BUMBLEBEES, 300 COLONIES DEAD AFTER NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDE USE IN OREGON, USA  http://ecowatch.com/2013/50000-bumblebees-dead-neonicotinoid-pesticide/

 

June 26, 2013 Owensound SunTimes
▶ ALMOST 40 MILLION BEES LOST FROM ELMWOOD FARM, CANADA http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/2013/06/26/almost-40-million-bees-lost-from-elmwood-farm

 

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

 

July 26, 2013 Tree Hugger
▶ SCIENTISTS DISCOVER ANOTHER CAUSE OF BEE DEATHS, AND IT'S REALLY BAD NEWS http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/scientists-discover-another-cause-bee-deaths-and-its-really-bad-news.html

 

January 13, 2012 Guardian Environment
▶ HONEYBEE DIE-OFF NEARING A 'CRITICAL POINT'

Of particular concern is a group of pesticides, chemically similar to nicotine, called neonicotinoids (neonics for short), and one in particular called clothianidin. Instead of being sprayed, neonics are used to treat seeds, so that they're absorbed by the plant's vascular system, and then end up attacking the central nervous systems of bees that come to collect pollen. Virtually all of today's genetically engineered Bt corn is treated with neonics... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/jan/13/honeybee-problem-critical-point?intcmp=122

 

March 29, 2012 BBC News -
 ▶ PESTICIDES HIT QUEEN BEE NUMBERS: Some of the world's most commonly used pesticides are killing bees by damaging their ability to navigate and reducing numbers of queens, research suggests http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17535769

 

January 13, 2012 Grist
ARE PESTICIDES PUSHING HONEYBEES PAST THE TIPPING POINT? http://grist.org/food/2012-01-13-honey-bees-problem-nearing-a-critical-point

 

Feb 13, 2013 - National Geographic

 ▶ ARE HONEYBEES LOSING THEIR WAY? Pesticides can take a toll on their memory and communication skills, and a combo of chemicals turns out to be far more hazardous....  http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130213-honeybee-pesticide-insect-behavior-science/

 

                                         SILENCING THE SCIENTIST

             TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA - ALTRAZINE

                                                http://sco.lt/8VIcAz

 

BAYER RAKED IN $1 BILLION IN 2010 WITH BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES (BIG MONEY DRIVE EXTINCTION) http://sco.lt/5w7FMv

 

PESTICIDE LOBBY SPENDS MILLIONS TO DEFEND CHEMICALS TIED TO BEE DEATHS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/29/pesticide-lobby-bees_n_2980870.html

 

FastCompany Co.Exist
 ▶ HOW PESTICIDES ARE CONTRIBUTING TO COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER http://www.fastcoexist.com/1679135/how-pesticides-are-contributing-to-colony-collapse-disorder

 

January 28, 2013  American Bee Journal
 ▶ PESTICIDES AND THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER : DISTILLING RECENT RESEARCH http://www.extension.org/pages/60318/pesticides-and-their-involvement-in-colony-collapse-disorder

 

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

 

January 17, 2012 Mother Jones
▶ IS YOUR GARDEN PESTICIDE KILLING BEES? http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/01/bee-killing-pesticides-not-just-corn-fields

 

 ▶ DOMESTICATED AND WILD BEES ARE BOTH IN TROUBLE - PESTICIDE INDUSTRY IN DENIAL http://sco.lt/95yplJ

 

                                                        VIDEO:

                             WHAT IF THE BEES STOP BUZZING?

                                             http://sco.lt/7SKVBh

 

 

February 22, 2012 On Earth Magazine
▶ BEES: JUST WHAT DO THEY POLLINATE.  A CASE FOR GROWING LOCALLY  http://www.onearth.org/article/the-latest-buzz-on-bees

 

▶ 700,000x LETHAL DOSE OF PESTICIDES FOUND IN BEES http://sco.lt/8DQnqr

 

June 27, 2013 EcoWatch

▶ SCIENTISTS CALL FOR END TO COSMETIC INSECTICIDE ON CITY/COUNTY LANDS AFTER BUMBLEBEE GENOCIDE IN OREGON http://ecowatch.com/2013/end-cosmetic-insecticideafter-bumblebee-genocide/

 

 ▶ INSECTICIDE 'UNACCEPTABLE' DANGER TO BEES AND FOOD, REPORT FINDS  http://sco.lt/7X1YrB

 

                                          BATTLE FOR THE BEES:

                          Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans

                                        EUROPE BANS PESTICIDE

                                            http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

 ▶ HOW DO NEONICOTINOIDS WORK? http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/how-do-neonicotinoids-work.html

 

 ▶ NOT JUST THE BEES: BAYER'S PESTICIDE MAY HARM BIRDS TOO http://sco.lt/8zDFvF

 

 ▶ MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES - THE PERFECT STORM; GMO CROPS, PESTICIDES AND EXTREME WEATHER http://sco.lt/6JKCR7

 

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

 

- ▶ IT'S TIME THE PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL INDUSTRY OWNED UP: THE WORLD'S MOST POPULAR PESTICIDES ARE CAUSING AN ECOLOGICAL CATASTROPHE http://sco.lt/7qvjPt

 

 

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                               --- IMPACT ON HUMAN HEALTH ---

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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

 

 April 2, 2013 Common Dreams
 ▶ AUTISM AND DISAPPEARING BEES: A COMMON DENOMINATOR? http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/04/02

 

 ▶ FOOD ALLERGIES, CANCER, ILL HEALTH LINKED TO PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/4megAz

 

 ▶ STRONG REPORT FROM PEDIATRICIANS:  PESTICIDES HARM CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT:  Bad for adult brains, too http://sco.lt/8g7Daz

 

July 6, 2013 Taipei Times

 ▶ EXCESSIVE PESTICIDE FOUND ON PEAS, BEANS, PEPPERS http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2013/07/06/2003566477

 

 ▶ MOMS PESTICIDE EXPOSURE RAISES RISK OF INFANT LEUKEMIA http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/newscience/2012/10/2013-0121-pesticides-permethrin-womb-leukemia/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

May 6, 2013 Guardian Environment

 ▶ GUADELOUPE AND MARTINIQUE THREATENED AS PESTICIDE CONTAMINATES FOOD CHAIN http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/07/guadeloupe-economy-theatened-pesticides-pollution

 

 ▶ THE SPERM COUNT OF FRENCH MEN FELL BY A THIRD DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICAL EXPOSURES  http://sco.lt/8mDKuP

 

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

 

 

                                                  --- WATCH --

                                                  VIDEO (3:56)

                      MONSANTO OWNS THE BEES, GUESS WHO'S NEXT http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fJE1TyKQdgg

 

 

                               THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE: 

               New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup 

                                         http://sco.lt/63470L

 

 ▶ PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/6VkkXB

 

                                                      WATCH:

                                 FROGS:  THE THIN GREEN LINE

                                     A World Without Amphibians

                                             http://sco.lt/6pPisL

 

 

                                                   --- WATCH ---

                THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)

                           THE LEADER OF THE BIOTECH CHEMICAL CARTEL

                                            http://sco.lt/7CoHSb

 

 

 ▶ 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

 

                                         A MUST SEE VIDEO FOR ALL

                                     DAVID SUZUKI, GENETICIST:

"WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY AND Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?

                                                 http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

 

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


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It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that as bees move from flower to flower they are gathering more and more of these toxic chemicals.  Their little immune systems can't handle it and this weakness makes them more vulnerable to all sorts of viruses and illness. Beyond this, we humans eat the honey they work so hard to make.  Connecting the dots: could it be that the same pesticides sprayed on the food and crops we eat be a cause for the massive obesity, diabetes, ADHD, alzheimers epidemic also?

 

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It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that as bees move from flower to flower they are gathering more and more of these toxic chemicals.  Their little immune systems can't handle it and this weakness makes them more vulnerable to all sorts of viruses and illness. Beyond this, we humans eat the honey they work so hard to make.  Connecting the dots: could it be that the same pesticides sprayed on the food and crops we eat be a cause for the massive obesity, diabetes, ADHD, alzheimers epidemic also?

 

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Monsanto’s Infertility-Linked Roundup Discovered in All Urine Samples Tested

Monsanto’s Infertility-Linked Roundup Discovered in All Urine Samples Tested | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

A recent study conducted by a German university found very high concentrations of Glyphosate, a carcinogenic chemical found in herbicides like Monsanto’s Roundup, in all urine samples tested...each sample containing concentrations at 5 to 20-fold the limit established for drinking water.


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



                   THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE: ROUNDUP

              New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                         http://sco.lt/63470L

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5 Reasons a “Global Cattle Drive” to China Is A TERRIBLE IDEA

5 Reasons a “Global Cattle Drive” to China Is A TERRIBLE IDEA | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

- Food & Water Watch

THE BIG FOOD, BIG AG CARTEL WANTS TO ENSURE CHINA WILL IMPORT THEIR GMO FEED FOR THEIR COWS...NO DOUBT - CAFOs ARE CONCENTRATION CAMPS FOR ANIMALS.

The Wall Street Journal reports that China is importing 100,000 cows — 25 ships’ worth — to boost domestic dairy production in the wake of melamine and other milk-powder scandals that have decimated China’s relatively small dairy industry since...

http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/blogs/5-reasons-a-global-cattle-drive-to-china-is-a-bad-idea/

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SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE: Farm Animals Join Rio+20 Earth Summit Agenda

Human development and biodiversity will not be the only focus of the Rio+20 Earth Summit in June, for which representatives of hundreds of states and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) will gather to discuss sustainable development.

"The ancient contract of responsible stewardship, once honored by farmers for thousands of years, was replaced by intensive factory farming methods that exchanged ethical farming practice for increased economic profitability," said a 2010 article in the journal "Holistic Nursing Practice". "Factory farming is not sustainable," Dinah Fuentesfina of WSPA Thailand told IPS. "Factory farming also is bad for the climate," she added.

 

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Designed to Fail: Why Regulatory Agencies Don’t Work

Designed to Fail: Why Regulatory Agencies Don’t Work | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Why can’t we fill regulatory agencies with honest people who won’t cave in to special interests?

The regulated community constantly deals with regulatory agencies through congressional committees, the courts, and meetings with top government officials. This is what the public sees, but it does not stop there. Industry also constantly interacts with individual agency employees at every level, working directly with the field inspectors and permit writers responsible for making regulatory decisions.

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Who Sways the USDA on GMO Approvals? "Regulatory Capture"

Who Sways the USDA on GMO Approvals? "Regulatory Capture" | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

— Harvard Business School Working Knowledge

PLEASE READ THE COMMENTS AT END OF ARTICLE:

Government agencies can be captured by the very companies or industries they regulate. Looking at how genetically altered food products are approved, Assistant Professor Shon R.

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WHAT'S IN YOUR HONEY? Genetically Engineered corn & sick & dying honey bees

WHAT'S IN YOUR HONEY? Genetically Engineered corn & sick & dying honey bees | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

No farmer in his or her right mind wants to poison pollinators. 1) What do GE seeds have to do with neonicotinoids and bees? and 2) How can an Iowa corn farmer find himself feeling unable to farm without poisoning pollinators? In other words, where did U.S. corn cultivation go wrong?

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How Big Corporations Dominate "Self-Interest" Research in Meat, Ag and BioTech Science

How Big Corporations Dominate "Self-Interest" Research in Meat, Ag and BioTech Science | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
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.

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Colony Collapse Disorder and Pesticides

Colony Collapse Disorder and Pesticides | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
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,...
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New Ways To Protect Unborn Babies From Onslaught Of Toxic Chemicals

New Ways To Protect Unborn Babies From Onslaught Of Toxic Chemicals | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
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

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Alzheimers. Parkinsons. AHDD? Memory Foraging: When the Brain Behaves Like a Bee: Scientific American

Alzheimers. Parkinsons. AHDD? Memory Foraging: When the Brain Behaves Like a Bee: Scientific American | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Researchers test the idea that we hunt for memories in our minds the same way some animals search for food...
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Children At Risk From Pesticides, School Bans Debated

Children At Risk From Pesticides, School Bans Debated | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

The battle lines have been drawn. While child-health advocates work to corral support for a repeatedly thwarted federal bill that would extend a similar rule across the country, a lobbying blitz by lawncare industry members, with the support of some local officials who argue that a blanket ban goes too far, now threatens to undo the Connecticut law.

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So many honeybees and other pollinators are dying — Neonicotinoid Pesticides have no place in food production

So many honeybees and other pollinators are dying — Neonicotinoid Pesticides have no place in food production | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Learn why systemic neonicotinoid pesticides widely used to grow corn are one of the reasons so many honeybees and other pollinators are dying.

Persistent, systemic pesticides simply have no place in food production
Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/honeybees-beekeeping/neonicotinoid-pesticides-zb0z1204zlon.aspx#ixzz1sFLag9uv

 

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Grave threat of pesticides to bees' billion-pound bonanza is now clear

Grave threat of pesticides to bees' billion-pound bonanza is now clear | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Damian Carrington: Replacing the pollination of food crops that the UK's bees perform for free would cost £1.8bn.

The insect nerve-agents are used as seed dressings, which means they end up in every part of the crop they protect, including pollen and nectar.Two landmark studies, conducted in field conditions, published in Science in March clearly implicated sub-lethal doses of the pesticides with increases in disappeared bees and crashes in the number of queens produced by colonies. Then on 5 April, another study was released, showing the pesticides can cause colony collapse disorder (CCD), the name given to the ghostly hives from which bees have vanished.

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Link between pesticides and ADHD

Link between pesticides and ADHD | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder is a growing concern among the American population as almost 4.5 million children between the ages ..., Dr Pandula Siribaddana...
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You Are What Your Animals Eat

You Are What Your Animals Eat | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

CAFOs - Confined Animal Feeding Operations

Our animals are being fed just about anything that enhances the bottom line, including chicken feathers, sawdust, chicken manure, stale pizza dough, potato chips, and candy bars.
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Effects of environmental toxicants reach down through generations

Effects of environmental toxicants reach down through generations | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Scientists have now demonstrated that a variety of environmental toxicants can have negative effects on not just an exposed animal but the next three generations of its offspring.
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Insecticides killing the Earth, and You and Me

Recent research from the University of London shows that a bumblebee’s tiny brain is able to solve complex mathematical problems giving further credence to...
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THE GREAT INFILTRATION: Ex Monsanto food lobbyist to run EU food regulator

THE GREAT INFILTRATION: Ex Monsanto food lobbyist to run EU food regulator | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Monsanto is deeply entrenched in internal government regulators throughout the globe.

Now the EU commission has defended its choice of an ex-Monsanto food industry lobbyist to help run its food safety regulator in Italy.

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