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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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How Can We Feed the Planet Without Destroying the Planet?

How Can We Feed the Planet Without Destroying the Planet? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

RT @ComingFamine

"I think we need to move to an entirely new paradigm about feeding the world, and doing it at the global scale with global strategies," Foley said. "Instead of calling it agriculture, which we've had for 10,000 years, maybe it's time for something new, what I like to call terraculture, or farming for the whole planet."

During the first morning of the GreenBiz Forums, Jon Foley, director of the University of Minnesota's Institute of the Environment, laid out a business plan for the Earth that aims to feed 9 billion people by 2050 while shrinking agriculture's...

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Gene Giants Stockpile Patents on “Climate-Ready” Crops in Bid to Become Biomassters

Gene Giants Stockpile Patents on “Climate-Ready” Crops in Bid to Become Biomassters | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

ETC Group is an international civil society organization dedicated to
the conservation and sustainable advancement of cultural and ecological diversity and human rights....  http://www.etcgroup.org/content/gene-giants-stockpile-patents-%E2%80%9Cclimate-ready%E2%80%9D-crops-bid-become-biomassters-0

 

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WE CAN'T AFFORD TO LOSE OUR POLLINATING BATS: Scientists Estimate Up to 6.7 Million Bats Dead From Disease and growing

WE CAN'T AFFORD TO LOSE OUR POLLINATING BATS: Scientists Estimate Up to 6.7 Million Bats Dead From Disease and growing | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Pesticides weaken immune systems, making it diffult for them to fight off disease.

 

White nose syndrome has decimated bat populations on the East Coast. Now scientists believe the disease, which is spreading, may have been worse than previously imagined.

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Is Your Garden Pesticide Killing Bees?

Is Your Garden Pesticide Killing Bees? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Bee-killing pesticides aren't just for big ag. They're in many popular home gardening products too.
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Local Food and The Farm Bill: Small Investments, Big Returns

Local Food and The Farm Bill: Small Investments, Big Returns | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
For too long, funding provided by the United States’ most far-reaching food and farm legislation has primarily benefited agri-business and large scale...
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DON'T BUY THE GREEN WASH – EPA, don’t open the floodgates.

DON'T BUY THE GREEN WASH – EPA, don’t open the floodgates. | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
New "safer" pyrethroid pesticides actually not as safe as EPA has declared http://t.co/Ih5hfdN9...
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GMO’s Move Out - GMO says bye bye to Europe – For Now

GMO’s Move Out - GMO says bye bye to Europe – For Now | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

This week BASF announced that it is moving its GMOs out of Europe. Will the English-speaking media lose its nerve and write about it? Based on past experience, my wager goes to the habitual policy of silence, and I expect that the news will continue all but unrecorded in English. Most of us will not celebrate as we should......

Written by: Ignacio Chapela is Associate Professor of Microbial Ecology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a Senior Researcher at GenØk, the National Center for Biosafety, Norway.

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Toxic botulism in Animals Linked to Monsanto's RoundUp Herbicide - Spontaneous Abortions

Toxic botulism in Animals Linked to Monsanto's RoundUp Herbicide - Spontaneous Abortions | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Dr Don Huber, whose letter to the USDA warns that Monsanto’s RoundUp, a broad-spectrum “herbicide” that has been linked with spontaneous abortion in animals, continues to be ignored by food and environmental safety authorities...

http://wakeup-world.com/2011/12/23/toxic-botulism-in-animals-linked-to-monsantos-roundup-herbicide/

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Ocean Conservancy: Sign our petition to support labeling genetically engineered salmon!

Ocean Conservancy: Sign our petition to support labeling genetically engineered salmon! | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
We're pushing for clear genetically engineered fish labeling laws because we believe consumers have a right to make informed decisions about what they put in their bodies, or purchase.
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THE GREAT GLOBAL LANDGRAB: Ethiopia: Tens of thousands forced off land for foreign investors, HRW says

THE GREAT GLOBAL LANDGRAB: Ethiopia: Tens of thousands forced off land for foreign investors, HRW says | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Human Rights Watch says people in the remote western Gambella region of Ethiopia are being moved to inadequate villages to free up land for foreign commercial agriculture...

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How Honeybees Clean House (Video)

How Honeybees Clean House (Video) | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Honeybees are known for their fascinating social structures. Here's some incredible footage of one colony cleaning their hive after a rainstorm.
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More women working on farms as men migrate

More women working on farms as men migrate | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
More women working on farms as men migrate, Investment in agriculture as a percentage of gross domestic product rose to over 20% in 2008-09 from 15% in 2004-05, Economy and Politics...
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Monsanto's Roundup: Worse than DDT: When You Eat This, it Ends Up Lingering in Your Gut

Monsanto's Roundup: Worse than DDT: When You Eat This, it Ends Up Lingering in Your Gut | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Find out how Monsanto's Roundup Ready herbicide produces genetically engineered foods and why it is more toxic than DDT.

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The major danger of genetically engineered foods may be related to the increased use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s weed killer Glyphosate, which is the most common weed killer in the US and just happens to be more toxic than DDT. Roundup, can accumulate and persist in the soil for years, where it kills off beneficial microbes and stimulates virulence of pathogens


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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Why I resigned over Bhopal

Why I resigned over Bhopal | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Meredith Alexander: A true Olympic legacy would be for Dow Chemical to shoulder responsibility for the 1984 tragedy...
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For Farmers Everywhere, Small is (Still) Beautiful

For Farmers Everywhere, Small is (Still) Beautiful | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Whether you’re worried about hunger, social crises, or climate change, the solution is the same: small-scale farming.

 

There is battle raging across the world over who can better feed its people: small-scale farmers practicing sustainable agriculture, or giant agribusinesses using chemical fertilizers and pesticide

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Mans' Efforts to control Mississippi River result in flooded farmland and permanent damage

Mans' Efforts to control Mississippi River result in flooded farmland and permanent damage | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Urbana IL (SPX) Jan 23, 2012 - When the water in the Mississippi River rose to 58 feet with a forecast of 60 feet or higher in May 2011, the emergency plan to naturally or intentionally breach the levees, established over 80 year...
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Genetic Engineering, Pesticides And Your Health

Genetic Engineering, Pesticides And Your Health | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

The growth of herbicide-resistant weeds- how does this affect our health?

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Italy crime groups control big food business: probe (And Who controls USA Big Ag?)

Italy crime groups control big food business: probe (And Who controls USA Big Ag?) | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

MILAN (Reuters) - Organized crime in Italy controls agricultural and food businesses worth 12.5 billion euros ($16 billion) a year...Organized crime has spread its involvement through the entire food chain from acquisition of farmland to production, from transport to supermarkets, Italy's biggest farmers group...

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Why GMOs Are Bad

Why GMOs Are Bad | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Includes: what are gmos?, why gmos are bad, what foods contain gmos?, shop gmo-free, finding certified organic manufacturers, and join the fight.
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8 Reasons Never to Buy Another Winter Tomato

8 Reasons Never to Buy Another Winter Tomato | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

That pretty little red orb hides a lot of dirty secrets. I just finished reading Barry Estabrook's Tomatoland: How Modern Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit, and am profoundly unsettled.... http://noteasytobegreen.wordpress.com/2012/01/17/reasons-never-to-buy-another-winter-tomato/

 

Nation of Change, September 17, 2013
SQEEZING MORE PROFITS FROM CRUMMY TOMATOES http://www.nationofchange.org/squeezing-more-profits-crummy-tomatoes-1379431736

 

August 28, 2013 Telegraph
HIGH PESTICIDE LEVELS FOUND ON COMMON FRUITS
Common pesticides found as residues on food included Chlorpyrifos, which some experts claim could be harming honey bees, and Carbendazim, which has been linked to developmental problems in animal studies. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/10270460/High-pesticide-levels-found-on-common-fruits.html

 

>>>>>BUYING UP THE OPPOSITION:

Giant agri-food corporations are gobbling up most of the nation’s $30 BILLION yearly organic food industry : USDA Organic Label Useless.  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2134279587/buying-up-the-opposition-giant-agri-food-corporations-are-gobbling-up-most-of-the-nation-s-30-billion-yearly-organic-food-industry-making-usda-organic-label-useless

 

June 2, 2013 Nation Of Change
MONSANTO AND GMOs CONTINUE TO MAKE US STERILE WHILE INFERTILITY BUSINESS BOOMS http://www.nationofchange.org/monsanto-and-gmos-continue-make-us-sterile-while-infertility-business-booms-1370181154

 

>>>> THE POWERFUL USDA ALLOWS MORE GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS TO MARKET DESPITE SERIOUS HEALTH CONCERNS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3337601961/the-powerful-usda-allows-more-genetically-modified-foods-to-market-despite-serious-health-concerns

 

CHEMICAL WAREFARE:  HORRIFIC BIRTH DEFECTS LINKED TO TOMATO PESTICIDES:  - GMO TOXIC  'FLAVRSAVR" TOMATO RE-EMERGES  http://sco.lt/5bbOJl

 

 

THE CHILD VICTIMS OF AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE POISONING - PESTICIDE INDUSTRY DISMISSIVE  http://sco.lt/8KO8GH

 

 ***** GMOs AND BIOTECH: THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES: CROSSING ROSES WITH PIG AND BUTTERFLIES WITH WORMS -- NOT OKAY http://sco.lt/4olIPJ

 

GENETIC MODIFICATION STRAINS OLD FOOD AND DRUG LAWS - HOW A FISH BECOMES A DRUG AND CORN A PEST  http://sco.lt/6vynBp

 

OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF

 

****MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECO SYSTEMS LEAVING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS  http://sco.lt/51ekyH

 

 

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Why the FDA Won't Act Against Agricultural Antibiotic Use

On December 22, 2011 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) quietly posted a notice in the Federal Register that it was effectively reneging on its plan to reduce the use of antibiotics in agricultural animal feed - a plan it has been touting since 1977.

Now, with virtually no public announcement, the FDA has decided it will continue to allow livestock producers to use the drugs in feed, unabated; a move that is threatening food safety by contributing to the spread of new, antibiotic-resistant "super-germs."  http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_24690.cfm

 

April 8, 2013 - Wake Up World
WHAT REALLY HAPPENS WHEN YOU TAKE ANTIBIOTICS? http://wakeup-world.com/2013/04/08/what-really-happens-when-you-take-antibiotics/

 

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Petition to Ban Bee Death-Linked Pesticides Gathers 1.2 Million Signatures

Petition to Ban Bee Death-Linked Pesticides Gathers 1.2 Million Signatures | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

ADD YOUR VOICE TO SAVE THE BEES:

 

As evidence mounts that a certain class of pesticides is contributing to bee deaths, over a million citizens push for a global ban.

When I posted on new research linking neonicotinoid pesticides to bee deaths, I noted that bee numbers improved after bans on these insecticides in France and Germany. I also noted that an entire supermarket chain had banned neonicotinoid use on its own-brand produce.

So there's clear evidence that we can indeed move beyond the use of these chemicals, we just need citizens to push for it. And that's exactly what they are doing. An Avaaz petition for a global ban on neonicotinoid pesticides 1,247,318 signatures and counting. Add your voice to the call to save the bees.

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Intolerable Stench: Confronting the Threat of Industrial Pig Farms

Intolerable Stench: Confronting the Threat of Industrial Pig Farms | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Tourists are increasingly discovering the rural charms of northern Germany. But with industrial pig breeding operations moving in, that charm may soon be destroyed by the stench of swine slurry.
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Health Risks That Large Factory Farming Leaves Behind - Oprah.com

Health Risks That Large Factory Farming Leaves Behind - Oprah.com | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

When her Michigan community was overrun by factory farms, Lynn henning took a stand and got her hands heroically dirty.

 

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

 

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European hostility to GMOs pushes BASF plant biotech to US - Where they have free rein with USDA

European hostility to GMOs pushes BASF plant biotech to US - Where they have free rein with USDA | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

The use of genetically modified crops as food and feed is a heated issue in many European countries due to health and environmental concerns.

BASF Plant Science will move its headquarters to Raleigh, North Carolina, from Limburgerhof, Germany, and close sites in Gatersleben, Germany, and Svaloev, Sweden. The number of employees at the Limburgerhof site will fall to 11 from 157.

 

BASF said it would strengthen research facilities in Raleigh as well as at its metabolite profiling subsidiary Metanomics GmbH in Berlin and biotech unit CropDesign in Ghent, Belgium.

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