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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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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Industrial Agriculture Needs Rules for Waste - The Pew Charitable Trusts

The Chesapeake Bay is a national treasure and the perfect example of a national problem.

Every major assessment since 1987 has found agriculture to be the top single contributor of nutrient pollution to the Chesapeake, with animal-based operations supplying about a quarter of the total. Large volumes of animal manure and ineffective controls on how this waste is released back onto the land, and eventually into the water, add to the problem.

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Curious about GMOs? | A Visual Overview - What are GMOs?

Curious about GMOs? | A Visual Overview - What are GMOs? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

The Campaign for Mandatory Labelling

We firmly believe that you have a Citizen’s right to know what’s in your food and that genetically engineered foods should be clearly labeled so we can all make an informed choice. Isn’t this our democratic right? Currently, not. Let’s change that!

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'There are no safe doses for endocrine disruptors' — Hormone-altering chemicals

'There are no safe doses for endocrine disruptors' — Hormone-altering chemicals | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

As a scientist, I am often asked what “proof” links hormone-altering chemicals to diseases and birth defects. One mother questions whether exposures during her pregnancy caused her child’s autism. Another asks whether chemicals in the foods she ate could have caused her son’s abnormal genitalia...

 

My colleagues and I have concluded in a new report that there truly are no safe doses for hormone-altering chemicals. Academic, regulatory and industry scientists must work together to identify and replace such chemicals that are ubiquitous in everyday consumer products.

 

'Hormone Disrupting Chemicals in environment linked to problems with otters' penis bones http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/21534742

 

 

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

 

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Gorbachev calls for global court for environmental crimes

Gorbachev calls for global court for environmental crimes | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Paris (AFP) March 13, 2012 - Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev called on Tuesday for the creation of an international court to try environmental crimes, in an interview published in French daily Le Monde.
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Dow and Monsanto's Plan to Increase the Toxic Pesticides Sprayed in America's Heartland

Dow and Monsanto's Plan to Increase the Toxic Pesticides Sprayed in America's Heartland | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
These two biotech giants have developed a weed management program that, if successful, would go a long way toward a predicted doubling of harmful herbicide use in America's corn belt during the next decade.
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How those pesticides persist even when you wash your fruit and veg

How those pesticides persist even when you wash your fruit and veg | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Government food watchdogs have shown that one chemical, which has links to cancer, birth defects and infertility, remained on the skin of apples despite basic kitchen practices.
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What You Should Know About the Company Pushing Genetically Engineered Salmon on Consumers

What You Should Know About the Company Pushing Genetically Engineered Salmon on Consumers | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
If approved AquAdvantage would be the first GE animal greenlighted for human consumption.

Complicating matters, FDA chose to treat the salmon as a "New Animal Drug," rather than a food. The drug per se is the genetically engineered part of each piece of AquAdvantage DNA, and is found in every cell of the fish.

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7 Foods Experts Won't Eat | Wake Up World

7 Foods Experts Won't Eat | Wake Up World | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
7 Food Experts list 7 Foods that they they won't eat from a grocery store.
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New film looks at growing and eating local food .... in Alabama

New film looks at growing and eating local food .... in Alabama | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

The filmmaker behind "Eating Alabama" talks about industrial chicken farming, rural food access, and what it will take to create a local food economy in the deep South.

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VIDEO: Shut Down Monsanto - Protest in Seattle

Protest against Monsanto in Seattle with our friends from Agrawatch via @Oak_Institute. Calling the Gates Foundation to quit supporting and opening doors for Monsanto in Africa duplicating the Western model of BigAg GMO monocrops requiring massive pesticides/chemicals that destroy biodiversity, soil, water and health of environment

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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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Drowning in Herbicide: Monsanto Ignores Health Concerns

Drowning in Herbicide: Monsanto Ignores Health Concerns | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Monsanto, a self-proclaimed solver of global agriculture problems, has really just brought more and more chemicals into our food supply.
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GMO Toxicity: Bt Toxin Kills Human Kidney Cells - New Academic Study

GMO Toxicity: Bt Toxin Kills Human Kidney Cells - New Academic Study | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
A new study shows that low doses of Bt biopesticide CryA1b as well as the glyphosate herbicide, Roundup, kill human kidney cells.
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Monsanto’s Roundup Ready Crops Tied to Butterfly Decline AND MANY OTHER SPECIES

Monsanto’s Roundup Ready Crops Tied to Butterfly Decline AND MANY OTHER SPECIES | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

The latest oops, in Monsanto’s growing list, is the elimination of large numbers of monarch butterflies from the landscape. Does Roundup kill butterflies?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, roughly five times as much of the weed killer was used on farmland in 2007 as in 1997, a year after the Roundup Ready crops were introduced. Department of Agriculture statistics show that 94 percent of the soybeans and 72 percent of the corn being grown in the United States are herbicide-tolerant.

But when you mess with Mother Nature and the complexities of the ecosystems that are responsible for us all being alive, you need to be prepared for unintended consequences.


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

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What is Happening to the People Today in Bhopal?

What is Happening to the People Today in Bhopal? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
In 1984, a factory owned by the Union Carbide Corporation (now owned by DOW) spewed out a highly toxic gas (41 tonnes of methyl-isocyanate) into the air. Probably the worst industrial disaster in the world.
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Jeffrey Smith on the End of Genetically Engineered Foods

Jeffrey Smith on the End of Genetically Engineered Foods | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Smith began by explaining why GE foods even exist in our markets: “We have the FDA to thank for that …

That 1992 statement about substantial equivalence of GE foods was shown to be a lie after a lawsuit released documents showing that even FDA scientists overwhelming questioned whether GMOs could create allergies, toxins, new diseases or nutritional problems, Smith said. The FDA scientists urged their superiors to require long-term safety studies. However, they were ignored by the person in charge of FDA policy, Michael Taylor – a former Monsanto attorney and subsequent Monsanto’s vice president.

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Banking against Doomsday: The DoubleSpeak of BioTech and GMO Industries - SEED BANKS

Banking against Doomsday: The DoubleSpeak of BioTech and GMO Industries - SEED BANKS | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

(Why is this even necessary?  The Biotech and GMO industry has decimated our biodiversity meddling with original seed genes that require heavy use of pesticides and chemicals with these crops.  Preserving seeds so these industries can further alter nature's natural systems is unforgivable.  We should be focusing and studying nature's knowledge of adjustment and needs for environmental changes, not trying to manipulate Her to suit our needs.  We have insufficient knowledge to understand the chain reaction of these biotech meddlings) Gene banks represent an overdue push to preserve crop biodiversity. It also needs conserving on farms.

WITH a heavy clunk, the steel outer doors of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault closed on February 28th, shutting out a howling Arctic gale and entombing a tonne of new arrivals: 25,000 seed samples from Amer (RT @WeigelWorld: The Economist | Agricultural...

 

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Magic of A Story : Falling Back in Love with Mother Earth

Magic of A Story : Falling Back in Love with Mother Earth | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

- Guardian Sustainable Business

Thich Nhat Hanh explains why mindfulness and a spiritual revolution rather than economics is needed to protect nature and limit climate change...

A rare interview with Zen master Thich Naht Hanh has sparked an insightful conversation on why mindfulness and a spiritual revolution is needed to tackle the challenges facing us.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Ghosts of Farming: Britain's forgotten sheep farmers poisoned by pesticides

SPECIAL REPORT:  Ghosts of Farming: Britain's forgotten sheep farmers poisoned by pesticides | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Hundreds of UK sheep farmers suffered permanent health damage after using organophosphate sheep dip chemical under government orders...
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Nanopollutants Change Blood Vessel Reactivity

Nanopollutants Change Blood Vessel Reactivity | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

THERE ARE NO LAWS GOVERNING THE USE OF NANOTECHNOLOGY SEEPING INTO OUR CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND OUR ENVIRONMENT

 

SCIENCE NEWS: Exposure to nano-sized particles can impair the responsiveness of very tiny blood vessels, new animal studies show..

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