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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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India: Agro-biodiversity benefits from organic production

India: Agro-biodiversity benefits from organic production | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

The preservation of indigenous crop strains, a strong political will and a movement towards organic farming were the subjects for a discussion on agro biodiversity that took place at the Vasundhara International Film Festival this week.

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Did Chipotle’s Grammy ad scare Big Ag? This is Corporate Responsibility

Did Chipotle’s Grammy ad scare Big Ag? This is Corporate Responsibility | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

This IS Corporate Responsibility:

During the broadcast of this year’s Grammys, Chipotle “stole the show” when it ran this animated ad to illustrate the company’s support for less-intensive sustainable livestock agriculture....

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Organic farming improves pollination success in strawberries

Organic farming improves pollination success in strawberries | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Lund, Sweden (SPX) Feb 23, 2012 - Organic farms produce strawberries with fewer malformations and a higher proportion of fully pollinated berries relative to conventional forms, according to a report in the open access journal PLoS...

The study, led by Georg Andersson of Lund University in Sweden, investigated the effect of organic farming compared to "conventional".

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VIDEO How GMO foods alter organ function and pose a very real health threat to humans

Mike Adams, explains how studies in cell research have demonstrated the mechanism by which micro RNA from genetically engineered foods may alter organ function in humans.

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A Ugandan land grab shortchanges the poor

A Ugandan land grab shortchanges the poor | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Multinational companies are coming in for criticism. Firms from the UK and Germany have also joined the land rush in Uganda, by means both peaceful and dubious. Many people in the country worry that the local people's loss of the right to own and access land completely subverts efforts towards poverty reduction and will instead deepen income disparities, making the poor even poorer.

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Portal: Weed-killer "Atrazine" Exposed - SourceWatch

Portal: Weed-killer "Atrazine" Exposed - SourceWatch | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

The Center for Media and Democracy unveils PR emails. Learn more about Syngenta's corporate spin on atrazine, the weed-killer in drinking water.

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EPA Sued to Ban Toxic Pesticide & Agent Orange Ingredient From Household Weed Products

EPA Sued to Ban Toxic Pesticide & Agent Orange Ingredient From Household Weed Products | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

“This dangerous pesticide is lurking all over the place, from ball fields and golf courses, to front lawns and farms, a known neurotoxin, is toxic to the eye, thyroid, kidney, adrenals, and ovaries/testes according to the EPA and is linked to cancer and other diseases, and was an ingredient in Agent Orange."...

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Wanted: scientific integrity on GMOs

Wanted: scientific integrity on GMOs | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

We know so little about GMOs' safety or efficacy because global ag biotech firms like Monsanto, Dow and DuPont actively suppress science under the heading of protecting “confidential business information.”

Companies routinely deny scientists’ research requests and suppress publication of research by threatening legal action, a practice one scientist describes as “chilling.”In February 2009, 26 corn-pest scientists anonymously submitted a statement to U.S. EPA decrying industry’s prohibitive restrictions on independent research, especially as concerns ag biotech. They submitted the following statement anonymously for fear of being blacklisted:

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BAIT AND SWITCH: Maker of Controversial Insecticide Launches "Bee Care Centers". Should We Celebrate?

BAIT AND SWITCH: Maker of Controversial Insecticide Launches "Bee Care Centers". Should We Celebrate? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
BayerCrop Science launches a "bee care program" to promote honeybee health. Strangely, it's press release says nothing about neonicotinoids.

Bee advocates have long had concerns about Bayer CropScience's neonicotinoid pesticides, and those concerns have recently been compounded by research linking bee deaths to exposure to neonicotinoid seed insecticides, and other studies suggesting that even exposure to minute quantities of imidacloprid—made by Bayer CropScience—could leave bees more vulnerable to a deadly parasite.

 

  -▶ 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

 

                                       SILENCING THE SCIENTIST

              TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA - ALTRAZINE

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 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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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Banned livestock drug continues to threaten India's vultures, conservationists warn

Banned livestock drug continues to threaten India's vultures, conservationists warn | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Diclofenac was banned after population crashes in species of vulture that fed on the carcasses of cattle treated with the medication...
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Dow and Monsanto Team Up on the Mother of All Herbicide Marketing Plans

Dow and Monsanto Team Up on the Mother of All Herbicide Marketing Plans | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Dow has engineered a corn strain that withstands lashings of its herbicide, 2,4-D (major ingredient in Agent Orange). The company's pitch to farmers is simple: Your fields are becoming choked with Monsanto's Roundup resistant weeds.
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GM Foods (Part 1)

An episode of CTV Talks to Perth about the current GM Foods issue.
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What Are GMOs?

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

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Hunger Is a ‘Weapon of Mass Destruction’, says Jean Ziegler

In his latest book “Mass Destruction – the Geopolitics of Hunger”, Jean Ziegler[1] talks about the current state of the world and the neoliberal politics of starvation of the poor, which has led to a crisis situation amounting to calculated murder. What we are witnessing today is the worst hunger crisis in human history. And it is all because of human greed, colossal mismanagement for profit.

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Farming for the future

Farming for the future | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) released its platform for the 2012 Farm Bill — Farming for the Future: A Sustainable Agriculture Agenda for the 2012 Food and Farm Bill. This powerful document lays out a vision of agriculture where safe, nutritious and affordable food is produced by a legion of diverse family farmers.

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Science and the Labeling of GMOs

Science and the Labeling of GMOs | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

The problem is that if we don't label the food, then we can't ever determine whether there are negative effects – and that's just what the biotech industry wants – no proof.

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Chemicals: Legislative battle over cosmetics regulations may not be pretty

Industry and public health groups are gearing up for a fight over the regulation of cosmetics, as the House begins consideration of sweeping Food and Drug Administration legislation.

 

May 20, 2013 Wake Up World
LET FOOD BE YOUR COSMETIC: COCONUT OIL OUTPERFORMS DANGEROUS PETROLEUM BODY CARE PRODUCTS

http://wakeup-world.com/2013/05/20/coconut-oil-outperforms-dangerous-petroleum-body-care-products/

 

January 8, 2013 Environmental Leader
THE COSMETICS INDUSTRY'S BEST KEPT SUSTAINABILITY GREEN SECRET http://www.environmentalleader.com/2013/01/08/green-processing-the-cosmetics-industrys-best-kept-sustainability-secret/

 

JOHNSON & JOHNSON MAKES HISTORIC COMMITMENT TO REMOVE CANCER-CAUSING CHEMICALS FROM ALL IT'S PRODUCTS BY... http://sco.lt/9Cn4ID

 

THINK THOSE CHEMICALS HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/7QxMob

 

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Eight Ways Monsanto Fails at Sustainable Agriculture - Union of Concerned Scientists

Eight Ways Monsanto Fails at Sustainable Agriculture - Union of Concerned Scientists | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Agribusiness giant Monsanto claims to be a leader and innovator in sustainable agriculture. The reality is less flattering.
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Monsanto's Minions Attack to derail surging grassroots movement to label genetically engineered food

Monsanto's Minions Attack to derail surging grassroots movement to label genetically engineered food | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Money talks, and companies like Monsanto that have gotten rich by intimidating farmers and hiding GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) in our food are already on the attack in California. Monsanto's Minions, including the Biotechnology Industry Organization, ....

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Organic farming important for agro-biodiversity: Farmers

Organic farming important for agro-biodiversity: Farmers | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Preservation of indigenous crop strains, a strong political will and a people's movement towards organic farming are the need of the hour for agro biodiversity that were discussed at a session at the Vasundhara International Film Festival, on...
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THE CANCER EPIDEMIC - Our Food & Water: A Perfect Storm of GMOs, Chemicals, and Cancer

THE CANCER EPIDEMIC - Our Food & Water: A Perfect Storm of GMOs, Chemicals, and Cancer | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Several books, including Seeds of Destruction and Corrupt to the Core, along with the film, The Idiot Cycle, lay out the framework for, and evidence of, a...

 

 

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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Mutant Two-Headed Trout May Spur Pollution Crackdown

Mutant Two-Headed Trout May Spur Pollution Crackdown | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Mining operation in Idaho contaminates creeks with toxic selenimum, 14 times legal limit, conducts it own environmental research overwhelmingly biased towards mining operation.

Turns out nothing gets folks keen to reduce pollution like a mutated, multi-headed fish.

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Organic farmers (lots of farmers) take on Monsanto over patent lawsuits

Organic farmers (lots of farmers) take on Monsanto over patent lawsuits | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
After years of taking farmers to court to assert their patent rights, agri-giantMonsanto Co.is being sued by farmers. Lots of farmers.
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CANCER: Long-awaited dioxins report released; EPA says low doses risky

CANCER: Long-awaited dioxins report released; EPA says low doses risky | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
After 21 years of wrangling over health threats, uncertain science and industry pressure, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday released its assessment of dioxins defining how toxic they are.
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Land-based pathogens discovered in marine mammals

Land-based pathogens discovered in marine mammals | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

VIDEO: SWIMMING IN SICK SEAS

A slew of pathogens typically found in livestock and domestic animals is increasingly being found in marine mammals, including in the Strait of Georgia off Vancouver.

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