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The Health of Humans is Reflected in the Health of Our Natural Environment and Food Production Sources
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Bayer Raked in $1 Billion in 2010 with Bee-killing Pesticides

Bayer Raked in $1 Billion in 2010 with Bee-killing Pesticides | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

New research links colony collapse disorder to bees' exposure to a class of pesticides used on millions of acres of farmland and making billions for their manufacturers.

For the German chemical giant Bayer, neonicotinoid pesticides—synthetic derivatives of nicotine that attack insects' nervous systems—are big business. In 2010, the company reeled in 789 million euros (more than $1 billion) in revenue from its flagship neonic products imidacloprid and clothianidin. The company's latest quarterly report shows that its "seed treatment" segment—the one that includes neonics—is booming. In the quarter that ended on September 30, sales for the company's seed treatments jumped 28 percent compared to the same period the previous year. http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/01/purdue-study-implicates-bayer-pesticide-bee-die-offs

 

-▶ SILENCING THE SCIENTIST:  TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA - ALTRAZINE http://sco.lt/8VIcAz

 

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

 

Institute of Science in Society
SYNGENTA CHARGED FOR COVERING UP LIVESTOCK DEATHS FROM GM CORN Bt INSECTICIDE http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Syngenta_Charged_for_Covering_Up_Livestock_Deaths_from_GM_Corn.php

 

February 23, 2012 Treehugger
BAYER, MAKER OF CONTROVERSIAL TOXIC INSECTICIDE LAUNCHES 'BEE CARE CENTERS': OH, THE SPIN, NOTHING TO CELEBRATE HERE http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/maker-controversial-insecticide-launches-bee-care-centers-should-we-celebrate.html

 

 

June 18, 2013 Grist
SYNGENTA PLAYS DIRTY TO SHAPE PUBLIC OPINION ON HERBICIDE http://grist.org/food/syngenta-plays-dirty-to-shape-public-opinion-on-herbicide/?utm_source=syndication&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feed

 

SYNGENTA'S PAID THIRD PARTY PUNDITS TO SPIN THE NEWS ON ENDROCINE DISRUPTOR WEED KILLER "ATRAZINE" http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1155385189/syngenta-s-paid-third-party-pundits-to-spin-the-news-on-endrocine-disruptor-atrazine

 

April 11, 2013 Corporate Europe Observatory

PRIVATE LETTERS REVEAL SYNGENTA AND BAYER'S FURIOUS LOBBYING AGAINST BEE PESTICIDE BAN  http://corporateeurope.org/publications/pesticides-against-pollinators

 

April 30, 2013 EurActive
INSECTICIDE FIRMS IN SECRET BID TO STOP BAN THAT COULD SAVE BEES http://www.euractiv.com/sustainability/insecticide-firms-secret-bid-ban-news-519410

 

May 3, 2013 Guardian Environment - Damian Carrington
REVEALED: GERMANY'S SECRET BID TO KILL BAN ON BEE-HARMING PESTICIDES http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2013/may/03/bees-pesticides-neonicotinoid-germany

 

27 March 2013 - Seed Daily

USA REGULATORS UNDER FIRE OVER RISKY PESTICIDES THAT PUT PEOPLE AND VALUABLE CROP POLLINATORS, LIKE BEES, IN PERIL http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/US_regulators_under_fire_over_bee-toxic_pesticides_999.html

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NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: 'Green' pesticide effective against citrus pests

NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: 'Green' pesticide effective against citrus pests | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered a key amino acid essential for human nutrition is also an effective insecticide against caterpillars that threaten the citrus industry.
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We must design 'less toxic and less polluting' chemicals and manufacturing

We must design 'less toxic and less polluting' chemicals and manufacturing | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Paul Anastas, one of the fathers of green chemistry, is leaving his high-ranking post at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and returning to Yale.

 

 

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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Farm to Fridge - The Truth Behind Meat Production (It's Time To Stop Pretending and Wake-up to Industrial Factory Farms)

Farm to Fridge - The Truth Behind Meat Production (It's Time To Stop Pretending and Wake-up to Industrial Factory Farms) | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Mercy For Animals presents Farm to Fridge. Narrated by Oscar-nominee James Cromwell, this powerful film takes viewers on an eye-opening exploration behind the closed doors of the nation's largest industrial farms, hatcheries, and slaughter plants

 

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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Publicly funded GMO research in India exposed as fraud to secretly sneak in Monsanto seeds

Publicly funded GMO research in India exposed as fraud to secretly sneak in Monsanto seeds | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Publicly funded GMO research in India exposed as fraud to secretly sneak in Monsanto seeds...

From all sides, India, the world's ninth largest economy, has been continually bombarded by foreign interests pushing it to adopt GMO technologies. The World Bank, for example, set the stage for the hijacking of India's agricultural system back in the late 1990s when it forced the country to globalize its seed economy. More recently, Monsanto and other key players in biotechnology have repeatedly pushed Indian farmers to adopt GMO technologies by lying to them about its alleged, but unfounded, agricultural benefits

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WHO OWNS THE USDA? As it announces it would allow unlimited planting of a genetically modified variety of corn designed by Monsanto Co.

WHO OWNS THE USDA? As it announces it would allow unlimited planting of a genetically modified variety of corn designed by Monsanto Co. | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

The Monsanto company and the USDA have both admitted the crop will fare only modestly better than current conventional varieties under low- and moderate-level drought conditions. This means that this corn will be useful only for a fraction of corn acres – just 15 percent by USDA estimates.

In addition, there are several types of new drought-tolerant corn, made through conventional breeding, in the United States and abroad likely to do as well or better than Monsanto’s corn. Data from U.S. researchers suggest that conventional breeding is producing drought tolerance two to three times faster than genetic engineering.

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QUANTITY vs QUALITY: The Effect of Commodity Prices on Farmland Investments and Price of Food

Agricultural Productivity and Commodity Prices This article covering the effect of commodity prices on agriculture investments has been produced to better understand to relationship and influence of commodity prices and agricultural productivity in agriculture investments.

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WHERE ARE THE TREES? Razing the land of natural life for Agricultural Linear Patchwork Quilts SLIDESHOW

WHERE ARE THE TREES? Razing the land of natural life for Agricultural Linear Patchwork Quilts SLIDESHOW | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

We levelled the land of forests and all life in them and carefully, mathematically plotted the land with big agriculture and big machinery to produce more for profit, nor more for nutrition.  This is the result:

Agricultural fields can bear a stunning resemblance to linear, patchwork quilts – at least, when viewed from the air – as these 15 examples show!

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WHAT'S YOUR POISON? The Food Industry's A to Z of Toxic Ingredients to Avoid

WHAT'S YOUR POISON? The Food Industry's A to Z of Toxic Ingredients to Avoid | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Ever wonder what's really in the food sold at grocery stores around the world?

People keep asking, “What ingredients should I avoid?” So here is a short list that covers all the most toxic and disease-promoting ingredients in the food supply. These are the substances causing cancer, diabetes, heart disease and leading to tens of billions of dollars in unnecessary health care costs across America (and around the world).

http://wakeup-world.com/2011/08/01/the-food-industrys-a-to-z-of-toxic-ingredients-to-avoid/

 

Video: What Happens In Your Body When You Eat Processed Foods http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1285605116/video-what-happens-in-your-body-when-you-eat-processed-foods

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Honeybee problem nearing a 'critical point'

Honeybee problem nearing a 'critical point' | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Grist: Unusual honeybee die-offs have become so severe that some US beekeepers will qualify for disaster relief funds...

In the industry we believe pesticides play an important role in what's going on," said Dave Hackenberg, co-chair of the NHBAB and a beekeeper in Pennsylvania.Of particular concern is a group of pesticides, chemically similar to nicotine, called neonicotinoids (neonics for short), and one in particular called clothianidin. Instead of being sprayed, neonics are used to treat seeds, so that they're absorbed by the plant's vascular system, and then end up attacking the central nervous systems of bees that come to collect pollen. Virtually all of today's genetically engineered Bt corn is treated with neonics. The chemical industry alleges that bees don't like to collect corn pollen, but new research shows that not only do bees indeed forage in corn, but they also have multiple other routes of exposure to neonics.

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ARE THEY BEING GMO FED? Warning over new viral disease threat to livestock in Scotland

Scottish livestock farmers have been alerted to look out for a new viral disease which causes foetal malformations in cattle, sheep and goats.
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Court rules organic farmers can sue conventional, GMO farmers whose pesticides 'trespass' and contaminate their fields

Court rules organic farmers can sue conventional, GMO farmers whose pesticides 'trespass' and contaminate their fields | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Court rules organic farmers can sue conventional, GMO farmers whose pesticides 'trespass' and contaminate their fields...
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Toward Healthy Food and Farms

Toward Healthy Food and Farms | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

- Union of Concerned Scientists

Our agricultural system has lost its way. Industrial agriculture is unhealthy—for our environment, our climate, our bodies, and our rural economies.

Millions of acres of corn, soybeans, and other commodity crops, grown with the help of heavy government subsidies, dominate our rural landscapes.

To grow these crops, industrial farms use massive amounts of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides, which deplete our soil and pollute our air and water.

Much of this harvest will end up as biofuels and other industrial products—and most of the rest will be used in CAFOs (confined animal feeding operations) or in heavily processed junk foods, which seem cheap only because their hidden costs don't show up at the cash register.... http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-and-gmos-gm/p/985450868/our-agricultural-system-has-lost-its-way

 

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Companies and agencies in UAE told to destroy banned pesticides in 90 days

Companies and agencies in UAE told to destroy banned pesticides in 90 days | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
UAE ministry gives 90 days to comply with order on killer chemicals...

Dubai: Owners of banned pesticides within the UAE have 90 days to register and destroy the potentially fatal chemical compounds under new regulations issued by federal authorities on Monday, January 17, 2012

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Pesticides, pets a delicate combo

Pesticides, pets a delicate combo | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Gizmo, a 3-pound Chihuahua, had been a healthy, happy, almost 3-year-old dog until his owner applied a flea and tick medication.
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"Sustainable" Genetically Engineered Runaway Salmon Stir Conservation Worries

"Sustainable" Genetically Engineered Runaway Salmon Stir Conservation Worries | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
The disappearance of 300,000 farmed Scottish salmon from their cages in a storm has left many wondering whether they will breed with wild ones and upset the gene pool.

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/25/runaway-salmon-stir-conservation-worries/


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The world can't afford to keep wasting soil - Al Jazeera

The world can't afford to keep wasting soil - Al Jazeera | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
One-third of Earth's soil is degraded because of unsustainable farming methods, which could lead to a major food crisis.
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Are Islam and Permaculture a Match Made in Heaven?

Are Islam and Permaculture a Match Made in Heaven? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
A Jordanian permaculture teacher is exploring the intersect between environmentalism and spirituality. Her work could take permaculture mainstream in the Middle East.
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MIDDLE EAST - OMAN: Proper use of pesticides in farms advised

MIDDLE EAST - OMAN: Proper use of pesticides in farms advised | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Use of pesticides by farmers is made at the expense of mechanical, biological and other methods of pest control. Unsafe use of pesticides brings problems like pollution and health disorders.
For example, some minor pests may prosper and become major pests when insecticides destroy their natural enemies. They also pose harm to human health, animals, poultry, honey bees and others.

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Monsanto (Still) Denies Superinsect Problem, Despite Evidence

Monsanto (Still) Denies Superinsect Problem, Despite Evidence | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Meanwhile, it draws a rebuke from the EPA over its failed self-monitoring and peddles a dubious solution to a problem it denies exists.
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RIGHT DOWN MONSANTO'S ALLEY: French Farmers Will Have to Pay to Plant Their Own Seeds

RIGHT DOWN MONSANTO'S ALLEY: French Farmers Will Have to Pay to Plant Their Own Seeds | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Several groups of ecologists and small farmers have expressed concerns at seed manufacturers’ increasing control over access to seed, due to property rights being extended to crops and the resulting seed.

http://wakeup-world.com/2012/01/16/french-farmers-will-have-to-pay-to-plant-their-own-seeds/

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What’s happening to all the vultures?

What’s happening to all the vultures? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Blame an anti-inflammatory drug. Vultures that ingested animal carcasses containing diclofenac contracted kidney failure and died within weeks, scientists found.
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Dow, Monsanto & USDA in deadly race on the pesticide treadmill

Dow, Monsanto & USDA in deadly race on the pesticide treadmill | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
You’ve all heard the news: farmers across the country are losing their fields to superweeds so formidable and fast-spreading that they break farm machinery and render millions of acres of farmland useless.

The big question is, can we possibly learn from this ecological and agronomic disaster? The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Monsanto’s rival, Dow Chemical, apparently cannot.

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Genetically modified corn regulation sows seeds of discontent in Turkey - Too Late, They're In !!!

Genetically modified corn regulation sows seeds of discontent in Turkey - Too Late, They're In !!! | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

THE POWER AND REACH OF THE BIOTECH AND GENETICALLY MODIFIED MEGA CORPORATIONS IS HUGE.  THEY ARE DETERMINED TO RULE AND OWN THE GLOBAL FOOD SUPPLY BY CREATING DEPENDENCE ON GMO AND THEIR ATTENDING PESTICIDES/FERTILIZERS

 

When it comes to genetically modified produce, public skepticism may be big, but big biotech’s reach may be even bigger, suggests a new Turkish regulation which legalizes the importation of genetically modified feed corn.

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GM animal feed part of food chain, says Irish Minister

GM animal feed part of food chain, says Irish Minister | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

IRISH PEOPLE had been eating meat reared on feed containing genetically modified (GM) elements for years, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said, making a small number of people extremely wealthy while pretending they're feeding the poor and hungry.

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