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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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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Monsanto Caught Illegally Planting GM Corn in India

Monsanto Caught Illegally Planting GM Corn in India | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Monsanto’s GM maize trials in India have been going on for several seasons now in various locations around the country.
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DEEPLY TROUBLING: Herbicide Use Doubling creating a genetic modification treadmill

DEEPLY TROUBLING: Herbicide Use Doubling creating a genetic modification treadmill | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

PENN STATE: University Park PA (SPX) Feb 14, 2012 - Over-reliance on glyphosate-type herbicides for weed control on U.S. is deeply troubling.

In response to the increasing number of weeds resistant to current applications, companies are developing new generations of seeds genetically modified to resist multiple herbicides. This continual insertion of more genes into crops is not a sustainable solution to herbicide resistance, according to the researchers.

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Small Family/Organic Farmers Fight For Survival Against Monsanto. The Future of Your Food

Small Family/Organic Farmers Fight For Survival Against Monsanto. The Future of Your Food | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
'Organic Farmers Fight For Survival Against Monsanto' blog post by Francesca Rheannon.

The 83 plaintiffs – family farmers, independent seed companies and agricultural organizations – are seeking protection from patent infringement suits by Monsanto when the company’s GE (genetically engineered) seeds contaminate the plaintiffs’ own non-GE crops.

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Short Film: "A Thousand Suns" - Global Oneness Project

Short Film: "A Thousand Suns" - Global Oneness Project | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
A Thousand Suns tells the story of the Gamo Highlands of the African Rift Valley and the unique worldview held by the people of the region.

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FRANKENWHEAT: It's Not Just Gluten: Diabetes, Allergies, Cancer, Obesity & Chronic Disease

FRANKENWHEAT: It's Not Just Gluten: Diabetes, Allergies, Cancer, Obesity & Chronic Disease | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
My personal hope is that together we can create a national conversation about a real, practical solution for the prevention, treatment, and reversal of our obesity, diabetes and chronic disease epidemic.
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The Seven Myths of Agriculture - VIDEO

This video covers the seven deadly myths of industrial agriculture as described in the book, "A Fatal Harvest. The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture".
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Soil protection critical for Europe's economy and ecosystems — EEA

Soil protection critical for Europe's economy and ecosystems — EEA | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Soil is one of the planet's invaluable resources but continues to be degraded in Europe. Together, the mineral particles, water, air, organic matter, and living organisms that constitute soil perform key functions which underpin our society.

How unsustainable human use and management of land is leading to increased soil degradation, and the loss of a resource that is fundamental to life on the planet.

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Genetically Modified Nature: GM Salmon Under Attack By Concerned Experts

Genetically Modified Nature: GM Salmon Under Attack By Concerned Experts | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

WHY CALL THEM "FRANKENFISH?  SEE HOW THEY COMPARERecently three United States consumer groups petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to enforce a more strict and rigorous review process for the GM fish.

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Activist Infiltrates Monsanto Shareholder Meeting (Video)

Activist Infiltrates Monsanto Shareholder Meeting (Video) | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
In an exciting act of grassroots resistance to Monsanto, activist Adam Eidinger has infiltrated a Monsanto shareholder meeting discussing the negative impact of GMO crops, Roundup, and other Monsanto creations on human health and the environment...
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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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Living on Earth: Chemicals and Health

Living on Earth: Chemicals and Health | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
There are tens of thousands of chemicals in everyday products. Only a fraction of these have been tested for toxicity and health effects in the U.S.

New studies that raise troubling health questions.

 

 

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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Union of Concerned Scientists Gives Monsanto an ‘F’ in Sustainable Agriculture

Union of Concerned Scientists Gives Monsanto an ‘F’ in Sustainable Agriculture | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
UCS published a new web feature documenting how Monsanto is failing to deliver on its promise to make the U.S. agriculture system more sustainable.

“Monsanto talks about ‘producing more, conserving more, improving lives,’ but its products are largely not living up to those aspirations,” said Doug Gurian-Sherman, a senior scientist with UCS’s Food and Environment Program. “In reality, the company is producing more engineered seeds and herbicide and improving its bottom line, but at the expense of conservation and long-term sustainability.”

Monsanto spent $8 million lobbying members of Congress and federal officials in 2010, for example, and more than $400,000 more in political contributions in that year’s election cycle. At the same time, it spent $120 million in advertising.

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EPA Oversight: The “bait and switch” sales tactics of the chemical industry

EPA Oversight: The “bait and switch” sales tactics of the chemical industry | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Each year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gives the green light for a score of agricultural chemicals to come to market. But the chemicals the EPA registers for use have little connection with the frequently more toxic substances sold by the millions of pounds to unsuspecting American consumers.

Pesticide makers win approval for specific active ingredients, and then mix those chemicals with a number of other ingredients. The result is a far different formulation that has bypassed government safety reviews and is then sold to the public.

 

 

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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Africa: Certified Organic Farming Generates 90 Trillion

Africa: Certified Organic Farming Generates 90 Trillion | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

CERTIFIED organic farming is now a lucrative business that generates a whopping 60 billion US dollars (about 90trn/-) annually although millions of farmers remain outside the formal system, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said in a statement on Monday.

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Why food manufacturers should take biodiversity seriously

Why food manufacturers should take biodiversity seriously | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Green Future Magazine: Forum for the Future is a non-profit organisation working globally with business and government to create a sustainable future.

Without vibrant ecosystems, our food system will become less diverse and less resilient, says Andrew Kuyk.


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The 10 Scariest Chemicals Used In Hydraulic Fracking - Drinking Water

The 10 Scariest Chemicals Used In Hydraulic Fracking - Drinking Water | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Do you want this in your water supply?...
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Find Locally Grown Food, Local Farms,Markets and Restaurants

Find Locally Grown Food, Local Farms,Markets and Restaurants | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Find, Rate and Share great Locally Grown Food. Local Farms, Markets and Restaurants featuring Locally Grown Food in YOUR community (RT @eatLocalGrown: Know what % of all antibiotics produced are used in #agriculture?
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