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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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The GMO Eradication Movement

The GMO Eradication Movement | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Do you believe in Oneness? We now need to put our Oneness into action because only together can we eliminate GMOs from the face of planet Earth and continue to take back our freedom, our health, our future and our very lives.

The heart of GEM is simple. The first five of its 11 Simple Steps for GMO eradication are a direct action plan that anyone can carry out to become an instant part of the solution. The goal of GEM is to spread the GMO boycott across the world like wildfire, like a beautiful contagion, instead of the cancer that GMOs are.

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Prince Charles Shows Us How to Feed 9 Million People Sustainably in 33 Pages

Prince Charles Shows Us How to Feed 9 Million People Sustainably in 33 Pages | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
On the Future of Food, a thought-provoking and comprehensive speech by Prince Charles about how sustainable agriculture can and must be achieved is now available as a book.
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The Plant “Brain”: Communication among Plants and with Other Species

Plants, while not generally thought of as being intelligent, do exhibit problem solving, planning, communication, and defensive behavior.  Plants actively search for nutrients and for sunlight.
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ANYTHING FOR A BUCK: Blind, Footless Chickens - CAFOs

In an attempt to further industrialize our food supply rather than create actual humane conditions for animals used for meat, there is a new proposal afoot. This new “humane” CAFO method requires rendering the chickens blind by “removing the cerebral cortex of the chicken” so that “its sensory perceptions are removed. READ REST OF STORY:

http://farmwars.info/?p=7897&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FarmWars+%28Farm+Wars%29

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WATCH: A River of Waste - The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs

WATCH:  A River of Waste - The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

                             A RIVER OF WASTE - Documentary -

Exposes a huge health and environmental scandal in our modern industrial system of meat and poultry production.

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://topdocumentaryfilms.com/river-waste/

 

 Care2, May 26, 2014
  -▶2,000 PIGS DIE AFTER FALLING INTO THEIR OWN WASTE TANK ON FACTORY FARM http://www.care2.com/causes/2000-pigs-die-after-falling-into-their-own-waste-tank-on-factory-farm.html#

 

February 18, 2013 Common Dream

▶  INDUSTRIAL CORPORATE AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION - NEW UNDP REPORT https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2

 

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                           The Vancouver Sun, June 09, 2014
▶  THREAT TO CRITICAL WATERWAYS REVEALS A U.S.-CANADA DIVIDE. They are the invisible waterways. Laced with farm manure, choked with invasive grasses and often seasonally dry, their subtle meanderings go unnoticed and unappreciated. There are hundreds of them in the Fraser Valley, providing critical habitat for endangered fish and frogs against a tide of government neglect, poor farming practices and public ignorance. http://www.vancouversun.com/Threat+critical+waterways+reveals+Canada+divide/9919381/story.html

 

 

September 5,2013 Care 2
▶  EPA LETS FACTORY FARMS OFF THE HOOK, DROPS POLLUTION REPORTING PROPOSAL - CORPORATIONS RULE http://www.care2.com/causes/epa-lets-factory-farms-off-the-hook-and-stops-requiring-pollution-reports.html

 

 August 29, 2013 Treehugger
▶  SAVE THE BUFFALO RIVER! AMERICA'S FIRST NATIONAL RIVER THREATENED BY CARGILL MEGA FACTORY HOG FARM http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/americas-first-national-river-threatened-factory-hog-farm.html

 

March 14, 2013 - 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

 

▶  NEW YORK ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS SLAM STATE'S DECISION TO EXEMPT CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Operations) FROM CLEAN WATER STANDARDS http://ecowatch.org

 

OnEarth Magazine, February 24, 2014
- ▶ HOG WILD:  HUGE CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS ARE POISONING IOWA'S DRINKING WATER http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/02/factory-farms-are-poisoning-iowa-water

 

▶  August 2, 2012 Pew Environment Group

ANIMAL WASTE, WATERWAYS, AND DRINKING WATER http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/opinions/animal-waste-waterways-and-drinking-water-85899409190

 

                                         MORE, BIGGER, FASTER

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD: http://sco.lt/5n7fqD

 

 

▶  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

 

 

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

 

▶  CHINA'S RIVER OF DEAD PIGS - 17,000 OF THEM

CHINA BUYS USA LARGEST FACTORY PIG FARM PRODUCER http://sco.lt/9HVjqz

 

May 15, 2013 Mother Jones
▶  MYSTERIOUS POOP FOAM CAUSES EXPLOSIONS ON HOG FARMS http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/05/menace-manure-foam-still-haunting-huge-hog-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

 

▶  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

 

▶  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

 

13 February, 2013 Mother Jones

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

 

 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

 

 August 26, 2013 Grist
▶  THESE AERIAL SHOTS OF FACTORY FARMING LOOK LIKE BLOODY ZOMBIE WOUNDS http://grist.org/list/these-aerial-shots-of-factory-farming-look-like-bloody-zombie-wounds/

 

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

 

▶  MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE http://sco.lt/5Gpafx

 

EcoWatch

▶  GROUP FILE MOTION TO STOP FACTORY FARM FROM USING WATERWAYS AS DUMPING GROUNDS  http://www.ecowatch.org/2012/stop-factory-farms/

 

 

August 1, 2013 Huffington Post Green
▶  THE KILLING FIELDS: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE, DEAD ZONE AND GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-kucinich/the-killing-fields-indust_b_3678515.html

 

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

 

Treehugger, October 9, 2013
▶  ARE BIOFUELS CONTRIBUTING TO DEAD ZONES? http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/are-biofuels-still-contributing-dead-zone.html

 

▶  FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUEL WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X

 

▶  THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/4iAdaz

 

                                                    WATCH   

         Emmy Award Winning 1 hr Film - University of Minnesota

         ▶  "TROUBLED WATERS:  A MISSISSIPPI RIVER STORY" ▶ 
This excellent one hour documentary examines the "unintended consequences" of farming practices on water quality, soil loss and the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico. Knitting together federal energy, farm and environmental policies, the film makes a compelling case for the revamping of US agricultural policy.  Through beautiful photography and inspiring narrative, the film puts deliberate emphasis on solutions and provides a hopeful blueprint for progress and positive change... http://www.rememberthispoint.com/?p=212

 

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▶  RIVERS OF DEAD FISH - PHOTOS: AGRICULTURAL POLLUTION IN CHINA'S FUHE RIVER, WUHAN http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-09/03/c_132688507_3.htm

 

 

  July 10, 2013 Bill Moyers
▶  AG-GAG LAWS SILENCE WHISTLEBLOWERS | Eye on ALEC http://billmoyers.com/2013/07/10/alec-activists-and-ag-gag/

 

28 March, 2013 - Earth In Transition
▶  NEW DANGERS FROM FACTORY FARM BACTERIA AND ANTIBIOTICS http://www.earthintransition.org/2013/03/new-dangers-from-factory-farm-bacteria-

 

▶  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

 

 

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                        MASSIVE UNTREATED FACTORY FARM WASTE

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 ▶  NEW YORK ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS SLAM STATE'S DECISION TO EXEMPT CAFOs FROM CLEAN WATER STANDARDS http://ecowatch.org/2012/groups-slam-decision/

 

▶  BIG PHARMA DRUGS FOUND IN RIVERS, CHANGES FISH BEHAVIOR - WITH POTENTIAL EVOLUTIONARY AND ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS  http://sco.lt/8YWfuz

 

▶  THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT: CAFOs AND INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMING YOUR MEAT  http://sco.lt/5pYaYr

 

March 20, 2013 - Pew Health Initiatives

▶  NEARLY 30 MILLION POUNDS OF ANTIBIOTICS WERE SOLD BY BIG PHARMA FOR USE IN FOOD ANIMALS http://www.pewhealth.org/reports-analysis/issue-briefs/washington-food-leaders-urge-sen-murray-to-shine-a-light-on-industrial-farms-antibiotic-use-85899461346

 

▶  ANTIBIOTIC USE IN FARM ANIMALS STILL BROADLY UNADDRESSED DESPITE 'FANFARE' FROM FDA  http://sco.lt/8A4ZdJ

 

28 March, 2013 - Earth In Transition
▶  NEW DANGERS FROM FACTORY FARM BACTERIA AND ANTIBIOTICS http://www.earthintransition.org/2013/03/new-dangers-from-factory-farm-bacteria-

 

 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

 

 ▶  HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS INITIATING AND FUNDING THE ECO TERRORISM ACT - NOW YOU WILL NEVER KNOW http://newint.org/blog/2013/04/30/eco-terrorism-act-usa/

 

▶  HOW FACTORY FARMING CONTRIBUTES TO GLOBAL WARMING | NationofChange http://www.nationofchange.org/how-factory-farming-contributes-global-warming-1358786945

 

Worldwatch Institute
▶  AGRICULTURE AND FACTORY FARM LIVESTOCK REMAIN MAJOR SOURCES OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS ... http://www.worldwatch.org/agriculture-and-livestock-remain-major-sources-greenhouse-gas-emissions-1?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+worldwatch%2Fall+%28Worldwatch+Institute%2

 

 

FARM TO FORK: THE STORY OF OUR TOXIC FOOD SYSTEM - INFOGRAPH (WHAT ARE WE FEEDING OUR KIDS?) http://sco.lt/66Od05

 

 

 

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Doctors  of  all  descriptions  need  to  inform  themselves  on  these  developments.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, October 25, 2013 7:42 AM

This whole issue is sickening. It makes on want to never eat again.

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Our Waterways Are Not Corporate Toxic Dumps - Wasting Our Waterways 2012

Our Waterways Are Not Corporate Toxic Dumps - Wasting Our Waterways 2012 | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Industrial facilities continue to dump millions of pounds of toxic chemicals into America’s rivers, streams, lakes and ocean waters each year – threatening both the environment and human health.
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Monsanto's New 'Agent Orange' - Are You Eating, Breathing & Drinking It?

Monsanto's New 'Agent Orange' - Are You Eating, Breathing & Drinking It? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

In a groundbreaking study published in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry last month, glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide “Roundup,” is flowing freely into the groundwater in areas where it is being applied.

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Lashing Our Food With More Pesticides: Biotech: Battle lines form with USDA . Time to Just Say NO to GMO

As weeds across large swaths of the Midwest have developed a resistance to Monsanto Co.'s "Roundup" herbicide, Dow AgroSciences LLC is asking the Department of Agriculture to sign off on a new genetically engineered corn seed that is resistant to the toxic chemical.

Experts predict that if USDA approves Dow AgroSciences' petition, the use of the chemical would jump to at least five to seven times its current levels. That is particularly worrisome... is linked to birth defects, reproductive disorders, hormonal issues and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas and several other cancers.

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Bladder Infections from Eating Chicken

Bladder Infections from Eating Chicken | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
E. coli strains linked to human urinary tract infections were found in half of retail poultry sampled.
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Industrial Chemicals: Cadmium in diet is linked to higher breast cancer risk

Industrial Chemicals: Cadmium in diet is linked to higher breast cancer risk | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
In a finding that strengthens the link between environmental pollutants and rising rates of breast cancer , new research finds that women whose diets contain higher levels of cadmium are at greater risk of developing breast cancer than those who...
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US Senate Passes Measures To Reduce Pesticide Waste

US Senate Passes Measures To Reduce Pesticide Waste | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Bills Would Help Lessen Use of Some Pesticides and Prevent Unnecessary Disposal (Long Island, NY) The New York State Senate today passed two bills that would...
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Beekeepers ask EPA to ban pesticide, protect bees - Over 1.25 million people agree

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Commercial beekeepers and environmental organizations filed a petition Wednesday, asking federal regulators to suspend use of a pesticide they say harms honeybees.

The group is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ban the insecticide clothianidin, one of a class of chemicals that act on the central nervous system of insects.

 

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'Non!': France Bans Monsanto's Genetically Modified Corn

'Non!': France Bans Monsanto's Genetically Modified Corn | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

France has announced today that it is imposing a new temporary ban on Monsanto's MON810 maize in the interests of protecting the environment.

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Is "Human Engineering and Climate Change" Paper a Case of Academic Trolling?

Is "Human Engineering and Climate Change" Paper a Case of Academic Trolling? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

It is troubling that some science is suggesting we should bioengineer humans through our food so that industry can keep on keeping on with polluting and poisoning the planet.  It is this type of attitude that humans should be biologically adjusted, instead of stopping what is causing the toxic pollutions of our environments and human health that must be stopped in it's tracks.

Is "Human Engineering and Climate Change" Paper a Case of Academic Trolling?

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How Might Our Dreams of a Synthetic Utopia End

How Might Our Dreams of a Synthetic Utopia End | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

The United Nations declared 2011 the International Year of Chemistry. How might our dreams of a synthetic utopia end?

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VIDEO Harvesting Justice: Transforming the food supply chain in the USA

FOOD SOVEREIGNTY: Reclaiming the heart/land connection as participants: food, land, and agricultural alternatives in the U.S. http://www.otherworldsarepossible.org/

 

The U.S. food system is both causing suffering around the world and suffering greatly itself. As in other countries, small farms here are steadily disappearing - 33,000 of them between 1993 and 2000 alone. Migrant workers continue to toil in conditions and with payment (or actual non-payment) that is usually deplorable at best, and literally constituting slavery at worst. Unequal access to food, and the prevalence of unhealthy food, are creating unprecedented levels of obesity among some (in 2007, 34% of adults, while others go hungry or even starve to death (in 2007, 11% of households were food insecure at some point during the year. @other_worlds

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The Global Water Grab: Privatizing the Commons

The Global Water Grab: Privatizing the Commons | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

The privatisation, commodification and take-over of commonly-owned resources.

Water grabbing refers to situations where powerful actors are able to take control of or divert valuable water resources and watersheds for their own benefit, depriving local communities whose livelihoods often depend on these resources and ecosystems.


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Where Have All the Farms Gone? - CAFOs Our Industrialized Assembly-line Food

Where Have All the Farms Gone? - CAFOs Our Industrialized Assembly-line Food | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

During the past 50 years, animal agriculture has gone through a seismic shift in the United States.  Family farms and red barns have been replaced by industrialized facilities controlled by large corporations that rely on concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). In this system, cavernous warehouses crowded with thousands—even tens of thousands—of animals form the equivalent of an agricultural assembly line.

 

Our Waterways Are Not Corporate Toxic Dumps - Wasting Our Waterways 2012 Environment America http://www.environmentamerica.org/reports/ame/wasting-our-waterways-2012

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Industrial poultry about to get even crappier — literally

Industrial poultry about to get even crappier — literally | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
What will happen if USDA inspectors leave big poultry processors to "self-regulate"? The result could be worse than pink slime.

 

(NOTE FROM @pdjmoo: It is starkly clear that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is 100% in bed with corporations and Big Agriculture.  It is also clear that they have no intention of honoring their mandate to protect the public.   It is also clear that the corporations write the laws and always get their own way.  It is also clear that we, the public, the environment and our food chain, are at the mercy of this collusion and unless we stand up it will deteriorate rapidly - particularly with the new "gag" laws going into effect that ban anyone disclosing the truth of what is going on behind closed doors in these confined breeding production houses for our animals )

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New Infographic! GMOs -- We Have a Right to Know!

New Infographic! GMOs -- We Have a Right to Know! | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Do you believe we have a right to know how our food is produced? Check out the new infographic about genetically engineered foods from the Just Label It campaign and see why over 900,000 Americans have contacted the FDA.
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Another "Green Wash" for GMO Foods? Food needs 'climate-smart' change (Note: GMOs Have NOT Been Proven Safe)

Another "Green Wash" for GMO Foods? Food needs 'climate-smart' change  (Note: GMOs Have NOT Been Proven Safe) | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Is "Climart-Smart" Agriculture another trojan horse for the genetically modified food industry with all their attending toxic chemicals, pesticides and biodiversity destruction?

"Major changes are needed in agriculture and food consumption around the world if future generations are to be adequately fed, a major report warns."

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Ohio judge accepts Scotts Miracle-Gro guilty plea, defers decision on $4.5M payment of fine

Ohio judge accepts Scotts Miracle-Gro guilty plea, defers decision on $4.5M payment of fine | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A judge has accepted a guilty plea by Ohio lawn and garden company Scotts Miracle-Gro to violating federal environmental laws The government says a manager used bogus federal documents to obtain state registrations for several products and created fake correspondence between the company and the government when challenged.

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Monsanto, Kellogg’s and PepsiCo are just a few of the companies cashing in on our addiction to "Nutraceuticals"

Monsanto, Kellogg’s and PepsiCo are just a few of the companies cashing in on our addiction to "Nutraceuticals" | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Monsanto, Kellogg’s and PepsiCo are just a few of the companies cashing in on our addiction to nutraceuticals - the fast-growing pharma food and supplements sector...a $207 BILLION a year business in 2006

The burgeoning dietary supplement and functional foods sector is primarily ‘a placebo-driven industry’ a leading expert has told the Ecologist.

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US lawmakers to Taiwan: Take Our feed-tainted meat exports or else....

US lawmakers to Taiwan: Take Our feed-tainted meat exports or else.... | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Dissatisfied with the Taiwanese government’s plan to partially allow imports of US beef containing the livestock feed additive ractopamine, a bipartisan group of 68 US lawmakers on Thursday sent a letter to the administration of US President Barack...
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Monsanto Reaches 'Agent Orange' Settlement With US Victims

Monsanto Reaches 'Agent Orange' Settlement With US Victims | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Residents living near a now defunct Monsanto plant in Nitro, West Virginia demand cleanup of toxic legacy. Reports indicate that Monsanto has reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit brought by US residents who say they were poisoned by chemicals used in the manufacturing of the Agent Orange in their town of Nitro, West Virginia.

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