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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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Biofuels Land Grab: Guatemala's Farmers Lose Plots and Prosperity to "Energy Independence" [Slide Show]

Biofuels Land Grab: Guatemala's Farmers Lose Plots and Prosperity to "Energy Independence" [Slide Show] | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Across the globe, local farmers are being displaced to make way for energy crop plantations...

POLOCHIC VALLEY, GUATEMALA—Echoes from armed raids still seem to resound in this valley, eight hours north of the capital city. In early 2011 military and paramilitary forces forcibly evicted 13 communities of indigenous Mayan peasants—some 300 families were dispossessed of disputed land they had been living on for three years to secure the property rights of one powerful local family, the Widmanns, and its agribusiness company Chabil Utzaj.

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You Have a Right to Know: How Consumers can help in the push for GMO labeling

You Have a Right to Know: How Consumers can help in the push for GMO labeling | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

GMO labeling is also a top concern for organic farmers and food producers across the nation, and getting GMOs out of our food supply is a passionate cause lead by non-GMO advocates throughout the world.“The best effort today ... bypasses the corporate driven politics and legislators, giving consumers the direct ability to require mandatory labeling of GMOs,” says Jeffrey Smith, America’s most prominent non-GMO advocate, GMO expert, and author of The Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating.

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How Pesticides Are Contributing To Colony Collapse Disorder

How Pesticides Are Contributing To Colony Collapse Disorder | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Our agriculture system requires a lot of pesticides. The problem is, it also requires a lot of bees.

 

-▶ 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

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The Corporate Food Regime: What's wrong with the industrial food system

The Corporate Food Regime: What's wrong with the industrial food system | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Eric Holt-Gimenez talks here about the persistent problem of hunger, and how it is a product of the industrial corporate food regime, rather than an anomaly or the result of scarcity. Since hunger, as well as environmental degradation, biodiversity loss, increasing carbon emissions and climate change are produced by this system, new ways of thinking and acting are needed to bring about real change.

 

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Honeybee deaths linked to seed insecticide exposure (What Are They Doing to Human Bodies?)

Honeybee deaths linked to seed insecticide exposure (What Are They Doing to Human Bodies?) | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

West Lafayette, IN (SPX) Jan 13, 2012 - Honeybee populations have been in serious decline for years, and Purdue University scientists may have identified one of the factors that cause bee deaths around agricultural fields, weakening their immune systems, making the vulnerable to other health issues.

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Health and Food Security Benefit From Climate Change Actions

Health and Food Security Benefit From Climate Change Actions | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jan 13, 2012 - A new study led by a NASA scientist highlights 14 key air pollution control measures that, if implemented, could slow the pace of global warming, improve health and boost agricultural production.
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In the Philippines, a new kind of conventional wisdom about food: chemical free, community strong.

In the Philippines, a new kind of conventional wisdom about food: chemical free, community strong. | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
In the Philippines, a new kind of conventional wisdom about food: chemical free, community strong.

Part of the high expenses of chemical agriculture is that farmers must buy new hybrid seeds each planting season, a costly proposition. The traditional seeds that Delia and other organic farmers here are using are saved from the previous harvest or “in-bred” locally to work best in this particular area. Delia complains that the government’s agricultural extension agents sometimes give out free hybrid seeds, and that they mainly give seminars on chemical agriculture rather than providing support for “zero-chem” farming.

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Crazy Animated Video: Dr Satano's Island Of GMO Crazy World Episode 1

A take on cross engineering different species within our food supply, which we and the animals then eat...outcomes?

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Global food crisis looms as climate change and population growth strip fertile land

Global food crisis looms as climate change and population growth strip fertile land | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
. 'Ignorance, need and greed' depleting soil . Experts warn competition will lead to conflict.
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Parkinson's Alley

Parkinson's Alley | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Recent studies have found statistical links between pesticide use and an outbreak of Parkinson's disease in California farm towns. Researchers even know which chemicals are the likely culprits. What's the government doing about it?
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Rules Tighten on Use of Antibiotics on Industrial Animal Farms

Rules Tighten on Use of Antibiotics on Industrial Animal Farms | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

What you eat is ingested into your bodily systems.

 

Alarming signs that the overuse of human antibiotics in industrial farming of animals is blunting these key weapons against human disease, governments are taking action. Clampdown aims to stop spread of antibiotic drug-resistant microbes makin it harder to treat humans.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=rules-tighten-on-use-of-antibiotics

 

 

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The Very Real Danger of Genetically Modified Foods

The Very Real Danger of Genetically Modified Foods | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
New research shows that when we eat we're consuming more than just vitamins and protein. Our bodies are also absorbing information.

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/01/the-very-real-danger-of-genetically-modified-foods/251051/

 

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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Antibiotic Use In Farm Animals Still Broadly Unaddressed Despite 'Fanfare' For FDA Move

Antibiotic Use In Farm Animals Still Broadly Unaddressed Despite 'Fanfare' For FDA Move | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Cattle, swine, chickens and other livestock receive an estimated 80 percent of the nation's antibiotics, according to the FDA. Whether used to treat our future food, prevent the spread of disease in cramped conditions or simply to promote growth, animal antibiotics are thought to affect human health via multiple pathways: direct or indirect contact with food, water, air or anywhere manure goes. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/09/antibiotic-farm-animals-fda-regulation_n_1193680.html

 

March 20, 2013 - Pew Health Initiatives

SHINING A LIGHT ON INDUSTRIAL FARMS ANTIBIOTIC USE - NEARLY 30 MILLION POUNDS OF ANTIBIOTICS WERE SOLD BY BIG PHARMA FOR USE IN FOOD ANIMALS http://www.pewhealth.org/reports-analysis/issue-briefs/washington-food-leaders-urge-sen-murray-to-shine-a-light-on-industrial-farms-antibiotic-use-85899461346

 

FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTIC CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY (What Are You Eating?) http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3996846188/four-fifths-of-all-big-pharma-antibiotics-consumed-by-meat-and-poultry-industry-what-are-you-eating

 

July 29, 2013 NRDC
NATURE'S TAKE ON ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE AND SOME TROUBLING RESPONSES http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/akar/natures_take_on_antibiotic_res.html

 

 

 

April 17, 2013 - NPR
IN MEAT TESTS, MORE DATA TYING HUMAN ILLNESS TO FARM ANTIBIOTICS http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/04/17/177601237/in-meat-tests-more-evidence-of-human-illness-tied-to-farm-antibiotics

 

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/

 

Rules Tighten on Use of Antibiotics on Industrial Animal Farms http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/968068096/rules-tighten-on-use-of-antibiotics-on-industrial-animal-farms

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Pesticides are not heart healthy - The Growing Global Health Crisis

Pesticides are not heart healthy - The Growing Global Health Crisis | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Researchers in Sweden have confirmed that exposure to pesticides classified as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) increases the incidence of atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries.

 

Known to be a “major risk factor” for heart attacks and strokes, atherosclerosis is one of many health threats posed by POPs pesticides, which can persist in the environment for years or decades after use. In fact, this study comes on the heels of several others in recent years that show a correlation between POPs and health harms associated with poor heart health, such as hypertension, obesity, and diabetes.

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Monsanto in trouble over advertising claims in India

GMWatch is an independent non-profit making organisation founded in 1998. We seek to counter the enormous corporate political power and propaganda of the biotech industry.
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Olivier de Schutter: What is agroecological farming? And why should it be upscaled?

Olivier de Schutter: What is agroecological farming? And why should it be upscaled? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

The food crisis and the environmental crisis are two sides of one coin, so any solution to hunger and food security must also be sustainable and contribute to ecological integrity.

Olivier explains the principles of agroecology and why it is so important for transitioning away from fossil fuel technologies which dominate the industrial food system at present. In practice small scale, locally independent models are best for implementing it. However, if governments support the adoption and spread of agroecological principles it can be scaled up to meet the needs of food security around the world.

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Pesticides blamed for bee decline

Pesticides blamed for bee decline | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Compelling new evidence from the US government's top bee expert that modern pesticides may be a major cause of collapsing bee populations led to calls yesterday for the chemicals to be banned.
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Gates Foundation and Monsanto are professional dance partners in their African Ag AGRA Objectives

Gates Foundation and Monsanto are professional dance partners in their African Ag AGRA Objectives | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Farmers and civil society organizations around the world are outraged by the recent discovery of further connections between the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and agribusiness titan Monsanto.

 

In the words of a representative from the Kenya Biodiversity Coalition, “AGRA (founded by the Gates Foundation, is poison for our farming systems and livelihoods. Under the philanthropic banner of greening agriculture, AGRA will eventually eat away what little is left of sustainable small-scale farming in Africa.”


                                  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

 

 

African Centre for Biosafety, November 18, 2013
▶ A CRITICAL LOOK AT THE ALLIANCE FOR A GREEN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA (AGRA) - 2013 REPORT --  GIVING WITH ONE HAND, TAKING WITH TWO http://www.acbio.org.za/

 

 

▶ THE CORPORATE 'PHILANTHROCAPITLISTS' TAKEOVER OF AFRICAN AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/6CHP3R


▶ 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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Fifty Million Farmers - How our present exceptional situation of cheap food abundance came to be - and how it may not last

Fifty Million Farmers - How our present exceptional situation of cheap food abundance came to be - and how it may not last | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

...there are reasons to think that our current anomalous abundance of inexpensive food may be only temporary; if so, present and future generations may become acquainted with that old, formerly familiar but unwelcome houseguest—famine.

The following are four principal bases (there are others) for this gloomy forecast.

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THE BORG JUGGERNAUT: Monsanto's GMO Corn Approved, 45,000 Comments in Opposition

THE BORG JUGGERNAUT: Monsanto's GMO Corn Approved, 45,000 Comments in Opposition | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
The Obama Administration approved Monsanto's GMO corn designed to be 'drought tolerant', despite receiving nearly 45,000 public comments voicing opposition.
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Holistic Management - Brown Revolution Brings New Hope for desertification

Holistic Management - Brown Revolution Brings New Hope for desertification | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Picking spots for cattle to graze could reverse desertification and even do its bit
to retard climate change, new experiments in Zimbabwe have shown. It’s what
is coming to be called the Brown Revolution.
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Nature's Way: Using Ants and Termites to Increase Crop Yields

Nature's Way: Using Ants and Termites to Increase Crop Yields | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Recent research conducted by scientists at the University of Sydney reveals that ants could also help farmers increase crop yields. The findings show that termites and ants improve soil fertility in drylands by digging tunnels that allow plants greater access to water. The research also found that termites provide plants additional nutrients because they increase the amount of nitrogen contained in soil showing a 36 percent increase in the amount of wheat produced.

 

WATCH: Nourishing the Planet TV: Empowering Impoverished Communities with "Compatible" Technologies http://ow.ly/8pd7r

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SCARY FOOD: Big Ag Has Agent Orange Cancer-Causing Chemical in Our Food?!!!

SCARY FOOD: Big Ag Has Agent Orange Cancer-Causing Chemical in Our Food?!!! | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

This month, after more than 20 years of "assessment," the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to finally release limits for safe exposure to dioxins, nasty industrial pollutants that cause cancer, among other health harms [PDF]. You may have heard of dioxin as the military herbicide Agent Orange used in Vietnam, where it earned its distinction as "the most toxic compound synthesized by man." Unfortunately for the food industry, dioxins accumulate in the fatty tissues of animals that Americans consume

http://grist.org/scary-food/2012-01-09-live-let-dioxin-big-ag-worried-scaring-us-off-meat-milk/

 

USDA Quietly Approves New GMO Corn, While Touting Safety of Agent Orange Ingredient http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/946820699/usda-quietly-approves-new-gmo-corn-while-touting-safety-of-agent-orange-ingredient

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USDA Quietly Approves New GMO Corn, While Touting Safety of Agent Orange Ingredient

USDA Quietly Approves New GMO Corn, While Touting Safety of Agent Orange Ingredient | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Nearly 45,000 public comments were written opposing the newly approved corn variety and only 23 comments were written in favor, and other GMO crops are on the way.
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