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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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FOOD AS A STOCK MARKET COMMODITY: Putting Profits over Food Quality - BIG AG

FOOD AS A STOCK MARKET COMMODITY: Putting Profits over Food Quality - BIG AG | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

.."one can't help but realize the enormous investment potential in this sector."

600 people representing over $3.5 trillion in aggregated institutional assets by attending institutional investors, over 25 million acres under cultivation by attending companies, and over $12.5 billion of farmland assets managed by attending agricultural fund managers.

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Farmers Go Wild - A new generation of farmers is nurturing nature as well as crops.

Farmers Go Wild - A new generation of farmers is nurturing nature as well as crops. | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

The words “wild” and “farming” may seem at odds. In the last century, with the development of petroleum-based pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers, farms were increasingly modeled on industry. “Fencerow to fencerow,” mono-crop farming emphasized high production and minimized the importance of biodiversity. Farmers ripped out vegetation, cut down forests, shot predators, and filled in wetlands and streams. Today, agriculture is a major cause of the habitat loss that puts endangered species at risk.

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Danes seek compromise on GM crops

Danes seek compromise on GM crops | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Biotech companies should agree not to market genetically modified (GM) crops in member states wishing to ban their cultivation before seeking EU approval for their products, a draft Danish proposal shows.

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The next generation of GMOs could be especially dangerous - could have adverse health effects for human digestion

The next generation of GMOs could be especially dangerous - could have adverse health effects for human digestion | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Did a recent scientific study just change the way we should think about the safety of genetically modified foods? According to Ari Levaux at theAtlantic, the answer is a resounding yes.

 

The next wave of genetic engineering uses microRNA to control pests on industrial farms. But new research out of China shows it could have adverse health effects for human digestion.

http://grist.org/industrial-agriculture/2012-01-10-new-research-next-generation-of-gmos-could-be-dangerous/

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Bill Gates, Monsanto hijack 'humanitarian aid' efforts to push GMO agenda

Bill Gates, Monsanto hijack 'humanitarian aid' efforts to push GMO agenda | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

According to a recent story published by Food Consumer, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has donated $20 million to develop "golden rice," a type of GM rice that allegedly contains higher than normal levels of vitamin A. Monsanto, creator of this "Frankenrice," claims the crop will help end the epidemic of vitamin A deficiency(VAD) that afflicts many living in poor Asian countries. Sounds great, right? Except for the fact that introducing the rice threatens to actually worsen the VAD crisis, and promote economic and ecological debacles of epic proportions.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/032834_humanitarian_aid_GMOs.html#ixzz1kt52QK7y



                                  GRAIN, November 04, 2014

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HOW DOES THE GATES FOUNDATION SPEND ITS MONEY TO "FEED THE WORLD" >
  http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5064-how-does-the-gates-foundation-spend-its-money-to-feed-the-world

 

Op-ed:

GATES FOUNDATION SHOULD STEP AWAY FROM FUNDING GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS IN AFRICA  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3207727565/op-ed-gates-foundation-should-step-away-from-funding-genetically-modified-crops-in-africa

 

GATES FOUNDATION-LED GREEN REVOLUTION PROMOTES FALSE SOLUTIONS TO HUNGER IN AFRICA  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2792758616/gates-foundation-led-green-revolution-promotes-false-solutions-to-hunger-in-africa

 

August 8, 2013 Tech Rights
GATES FOUNDATION EXPANDS TO AFRICA TO PROFIT FROM WORLD'S POOREST http://techrights.org/2013/08/08/occupying-africa/

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Genetically Engineered Crops - The Pesticide Equation - Union of Concerned Scientists

Genetically Engineered Crops - The Pesticide Equation - Union of Concerned Scientists | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS

One of the most frequently mentioned benefits of genetically engineered crops is a reduction in chemical pesticide use on corn and cotton.These chemicals typically kill not only pest insects but also beneficial insects that help control pests or pollinate crops. They may also harm other friendly organisms like birds.

But in reality, corn engineered to kill certain insect pests—AKA Bt corn—has mainly resulted in the replacement of one group of chemical insecticides with another.

 

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Children’s medicines coated with brain-damaging aluminum

Children’s medicines coated with brain-damaging aluminum | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Aluminum and other petrochemicals are found in children's medicines, snacks- to be avoided at all costs...

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Is There Any Hope For A Non-Genetically Modified Future in America, Or Africa?

Is There Any Hope For A Non-Genetically Modified Future in America, Or Africa? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
One one hand we have the state of affairs in the US. On the other we have the future Bill Gates would like to manifest in Africa, all in the supremely laudable goal of reducing poverty and hunger. It's not a pretty picture for people or the planet.





                                  GRAIN, November 04, 2014

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HOW DOES THE GATES FOUNDATION SPEND ITS MONEY TO "FEED THE WORLD" >
  http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5064-how-does-the-gates-foundation-spend-its-money-to-feed-the-world

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VIDEO: "Labels Matter" | Just Label It

VIDEO: "Labels Matter" | Just Label It | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Watch this new video from Food, Inc. director Robert Kenner about why we have a right to know what's in our food and why genetically engineered ingredients should be labeled.
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PESTICIDE WARS: Bill restricting pesticide spraying has few farm, state-agency backers

PESTICIDE WARS: Bill restricting pesticide spraying has few farm, state-agency backers | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
A bill that sponsors say is needed to protect farmworkers from pesticide drift was met with concerted disapproval last week from state agencies that say they can't take on new enforcement duties.
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THE GREED REVOLUTION: Big Agribusiness Influence Threatens to Override Public Interest

THE GREED REVOLUTION: Big Agribusiness Influence Threatens to Override Public Interest | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

“It is unacceptable that the UN FAO is giving multinational agribusiness privileged access to alter their agricultural policies,” said Pat Mooney, Executive Director of ETC Group.The report details the involvement of, among others, Nestlé, Heineken, Monsanto, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Syngenta Foundation.

The growing influence of agribusiness on the multilateral food system and the lack of transparency in research funding.


                                  GRAIN, November 04, 2014

                                          FULL REPORT
HOW DOES THE GATES FOUNDATION SPEND ITS MONEY TO "FEED THE WORLD" >
  http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5064-how-does-the-gates-foundation-spend-its-money-to-feed-the-world


BILL GATES, MONSANTO AND EUGENICS:  HOW ONE OF THE WORLD'S WEALTHIEST MEN IS ACTIVELY PROMOTING A CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF GLOBAL HEALTH, AGRICULTURE (FOOD) AND EDUCATION  http://sco.lt/51EymH


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Activist Post: Monsanto Investor Bill Gates Says GMO Crops Needed to Fight Starvation

Activist Post: Monsanto Investor Bill Gates Says GMO Crops Needed to Fight Starvation | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Bill Gates, the heavy Monsanto investor who purchased 500,000 shares of the biotech giant in 2010, has been touting Monsanto’s genetically modified creations as a tool that is necessary to prevent starvation in poor nations. The same poor nations where thousands of farmers routinely commit suicide after being completely bankrupt by Monsanto’s overpriced and ineffective GM seeds.

 

Op-ed:

GATES FOUNDATION SHOULD STEP AWAY FROM FUNDING GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS IN AFRICA  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3207727565/op-ed-gates-foundation-should-step-away-from-funding-genetically-modified-crops-in-africa

 

GATES FOUNDATION-LED GREEN REVOLUTION PROMOTES FALSE SOLUTIONS TO HUNGER IN AFRICA  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2792758616/gates-foundation-led-green-revolution-promotes-false-solutions-to-hunger-in-africa

 

August 8, 2013 Tech Rights
GATES FOUNDATION EXPANDS TO AFRICA TO PROFIT FROM WORLD'S POOREST http://techrights.org/2013/08/08/occupying-africa/



                                  GRAIN, November 04, 2014

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HOW DOES THE GATES FOUNDATION SPEND ITS MONEY TO "FEED THE WORLD" >
  http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5064-how-does-the-gates-foundation-spend-its-money-to-feed-the-world

 

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Monsanto Company News - Moving to Control World Food Supply

News about the Monsanto Company. Commentary and archival information about the Monsanto Company from The New York Times.
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Yikes! USDA Proposes Privatizing Poultry Inspection - Food Integrity Campaign

Yikes! USDA Proposes Privatizing Poultry Inspection - Food Integrity Campaign | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Disappointing news came from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Friday regarding a new proposal to “modernize” the country’s poultry inspection, although the agency would have you believe it’s actually a good idea. In an attempt to “save money for businesses and taxpayers while improving food safety,” the USDA plans to expand a pilot program – the HAACP-Based Inspection Models Project (HIMP) – that essentially shifts responsibility away from government inspectors at chicken and turkey facilities to the companies themselves.

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SCANDALOUS: In Our Backyard – A Monsanto Introspective

SCANDALOUS: In Our Backyard – A Monsanto Introspective | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Why Does Monsanto Have so Much Power Over Government and Science? Why are they protected by Homeland Security? Just what exactly are Monsanto and Solutia afraid of. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRxFPk3eme8

The focus of the piece is on a small village just east of St. Louis known as Sauget. Years ago this tiny area was incorporated as Monsanto

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A Tale of Two Food Deserts: Organic Gardening

A Tale of Two Food Deserts: Organic Gardening | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Growing healthy communities when fresh food isn't around the corner.

An urban Chicago neighborhood and a county in the New Mexico desert discover ways to bring healthy fare to those who have trouble finding it.

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Forty Years With Glyphosate: GMO as mktg tool for herbicide – the consequences

Forty Years With Glyphosate: GMO as mktg tool for herbicide – the consequences | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

And you wonder why we have an #CANCER Epidemic? 

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The Great Escape: Gene-altered crops out of control - grow wild.

The Great Escape: Gene-altered crops out of control -  grow wild. | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

— Environmental Health News

Throughout North Dakota, little yellow flowers dot thousands of miles of roadsides. These canola plants, found along most major trucking routes, look harmless. But they are fueling a controversy: They prove that large numbers of genetically modified plants have escaped from farm fields and are now growing wild. About 80 percent of canola growing along roadsides in North Dakota contains genes that have been modified to make the plants resistant to common weed-killers.

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Food Security - GMO, Food, Agriculture and Climate Change

Brief but compelling presentation of GMO and food security. Genetically Modified Organisms play role in climate change. Fritjof Capra

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Sustainable Food Directory Brings Together 40,000 Businesses

Sustainable Food Directory Brings Together 40,000 Businesses | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Farm Plate links farmers, fishermen, foragers, food artisans, restaurants, markets, distributors and foodies in one platform that promotes sustainable food.
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VIDEO Sustainable Bedouin Farm, Wadi Attir, To Break Ground in the Negev

VIDEO Sustainable Bedouin Farm, Wadi Attir, To Break Ground in the Negev | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

PROJECT WADI ATTIR: After years of planning, a Bedouin eco-farm in the Negev will finally get under way next week.

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Pesticide may actually give honeybee virus an advantage

Pesticide may actually give honeybee virus an advantage | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
A common pesticide used by beekeepers to kill honeybee-infecting mites temporarily leaves the bees more susceptible to a debilitating virus, new research suggests.
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GLOBAL BEE EMERGENCY -- ACT NOW!

Citizens from all over the world call on US and EU to urgently ban pesticides which are devastating global bee populations.
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Making ECOCIDE a Law at Rio+20 - Putting People and Planet First

Making ECOCIDE a Law at Rio+20 - Putting People and Planet First | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Rio+20 is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create targets for sustainable development. I applaud the aspirations of Sustainable Development Goals, they are our starting point. To make these aspirations a reality, international law that places people and planet first is necessary to establish a level playing field for everyone around the world. Achieving this requires a commitment to outlawing destructive business practices and creating laws that prioritises green, clean, and life-enhancing business. One law that does just that is my proposal to make Ecocide a crime. [http://www.eradicatingecocide.com/thesolution/].

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Temra Costa: The Feminine Side of Farming

Temra Costa: The Feminine Side of Farming | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Agriculture—the kind we all need a lot more of—is not just a man’s game. Author and sustainable food and farming advocate Temra Costa talks about the growing feminine side of farming.
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