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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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MONSANTO's FINAL COUP ATTEMPT IN AFRICA ...SLOWED.. FOR NOW:

South Africa's Competition Tribunal denies merger to create seed duopoly.

 

The tribunal last week for the first time set out its reasons for prohibiting the transaction to merge Pioneer-Pannar stating that it would have led to a permanent change to the market structure by reducing the number of major competitors in the maize seed market from three to two.

The transaction would have resulted in a duopoly, with the three largest players, Monsanto, Pioneer-Pannar, being reduced to two players.

The three together hold 95% of SA’s national hybrid maize seed market.

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Public kept in the dark on Monsanto's Roundup link with birth defects - new report

Industry and EU regulators knew as long ago as the 1980s-1990s that Monsanto's Roundup, the world's best selling herbicide, causes birth defects – but they failed to inform the public. This is the conclusion of a new report, "Roundup and birth defects: Is the public being kept in the dark?" co-authored by a group of international scientists and researchers and released today.[1]

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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FDA changing course on antibiotics in livestock

FDA changing course on antibiotics in livestock | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Only 20% of the antibiotics sold in the U.S. are given to people who are sick with bacterial infections, such as ear and urinary tract infections and pneumonia .
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THE TROJAN HORSE: Bill Gates, Monsanto, USDA use 'humanitarian aid' efforts to push GMO agenda

"Golden rice is a Trojan horse for pushing through GE-friendly biosafety regulations under the guise of humanitarian aid," reports Food Freedom. "Once in place, these regulations open the door for the biotech industry to bring in commercial, patented GE crops; USAID and Monsantoaccomplished exactly this in Kenya with their sweet potato project."

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Occupy the Food System

Occupy the Food System | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Thanks to the Occupy Wall Street movement, there's a deeper understanding about the power that corporations wield over the great majority of us. It's not just in the financial sector, but in all facets of our lives.
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GMO UNDERCOVER PUSH: Bangladesh Farmers Bet on Climate-Proof Crops

GMO UNDERCOVER PUSH: Bangladesh Farmers Bet on Climate-Proof Crops | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Sounds good, until you dig deeper and you find the biotech, genetic engineering pr machine and fraternity is on a roll:

With floods, droughts and other calamities battering deltaic Bangladesh regularly, farmers need little prompting in switching to climate-resistant varieties of rice, wheat, pulses and other staples.

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Lawsuit Against Frito-Lay: "All-Natural" Means You Shouldn't Be Using Genetically Modified Ingredients

Lawsuit Against Frito-Lay: "All-Natural" Means You Shouldn't Be Using Genetically Modified Ingredients | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
One woman in California isn't about to let a big food company get away with what she says is fraudulent advertising.
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MONEY TRUMPS ENVIRO AND HUMAN HEALTH - Our Economic and Health Disconnect

MONEY TRUMPS ENVIRO AND HUMAN HEALTH - Our Economic and Health Disconnect | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Food is listed as a commodity on the stock exchange. When food and land is reduced to a profit, money-making proposition, without any care for the way the food is produced or damage done to environment or human health....WE ARE IN BIG TROUBLE.

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Consumers to buy even more organic, non-GMO products in 2012

Consumers to buy even more organic, non-GMO products in 2012 | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Meet dedicated natural shoppers' needs this year with new insights into their behavior. Mambo Sprouts Marketing's new survey shows organic and non-GMO is more important than ever to these core consumers.
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Zimbabwe Government Defends Decision To Ban GMOs (Until the USDA gets hold of them)

Zimbabwe Government Defends Decision To Ban GMOsBernamaHARARE, Jan 6 (BERNAMA-NNN-NEW ZIANA) -- Although food security is a matter of concern in Zimbabwe, the government will not allow the production of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as a way...
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GMO debate in Kenya

http://www.ntv.co.ke Public Health Minister Beth Mugo is now admitting that the country may have rushed into embracing genetically modified foods. Mugo says ...
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PLANT GENE RISK: Database on the risks of genetically engineered crop plants

PLANT GENE RISK: Database on the risks of genetically engineered crop plants | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

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Testbiotech is today publishing a database designed to give an overview of the risks associated with genetically engineered plants allowed for marketing in the European Union, or being about to be authorised soon

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Organic farming ascends to new heights in Hawaii

Organic farming ascends to new heights in Hawaii | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Organic farming ascends to new heightsPacific Business NewsFarmRoof Hawaii founder Alan Joaquin looks over a newly installed organic farming system atop Auto Mart USA (formerly Comp USA) on Ala Moana Boulevard.
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Urban Agriculture in Cuba - High Yields...Naturally

Urban Agriculture in Cuba - High Yields...Naturally | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Havana, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Urban agriculture in Cuba produced 1,052,000 tons of vegetables in 2011, 105 percent of the plan, which represented about two thousand tons more, an official source told the press.

 

15 March 2013 - Chicago Tribune
CHICAGO TACKLES NEXT BIG CHALLENGE IN URBAN AGRICULTURE - GROWING FARMERS http://grist.org/food/chicago-tackles-the-next-big-challenge-in-urban-ag-growing-farmers/?utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

BRINGING GOOD VIBRATIONS BACK TO FOOD  - Organic Connections http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/eve-minson-bringing-good-vibrations-back-to-food/#.UUOZ5Bk0ORR

 

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EUROPE CAVES TO US INTERESTS: EU Environment Ministers fail to stand up for nature in face of farm lobby interests

EUROPE CAVES TO US INTERESTS: EU Environment Ministers fail to stand up for nature in face of farm lobby interests | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
The EU Environment Council conclusions on the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, show the interests of the farm lobby will weaken biodiversity protection.
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Study Finds Monsanto's GMO Corn Causes Organ Damage in Rodents

Study Finds Monsanto's GMO Corn Causes Organ Damage in Rodents | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Few subjects attract more ire and debate than genetically modified foods--and Monsanto reigns over the entire industry.
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BIG AG - WHAT'S THE BIG SECRET - CAFOs - Take Action with the Pew Environment Group:

BIG AG - WHAT'S THE BIG SECRET - CAFOs - Take Action with the Pew Environment Group: | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Much of the pollution in U.S. rivers and streams today comes from the manure generated by CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations), which confine thousands of animals on a single site. To determine the extent of the problem and how it might be better addressed, the public and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) need to know more about these facilities and the waste they produce. But unlike many other industries, #CAFOs do not regularly disclose facility-specific information to the EPA—and the powerful interests behind CAFOs want to keep it that way.

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Latvia on the brink of complete ban of GMO products

Latvia on the brink of complete ban of GMO products | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
More than 100 of the 110 municipalities (novads) of Latvia have decided that their land will be GMO-free by the end of 2012.
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African Agriculture: Africa succumbs to colonial-style land grab

It is being dubbed the second scramble for Africa: millions of acres of land are being snapped up by companies from Asia and the Middle East, our foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Rugman reports.

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WE'RE BEING HAD FOLKS: Why Twinkies Are Cheaper than Carrots

WE'RE BEING HAD FOLKS: Why Twinkies Are Cheaper than Carrots | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
We as consumers are paying the price twice for corn and ag subsides. First from our tax dollars and second by more tax dollars for heathcare costs.
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GMOs 101 | Organic. It’s Worth It

GMOs 101 | Organic. It’s Worth It | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

A coalition of 300 companies, organizations and doctors has filed a petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) fto require that all genetically engineered foods be labeled, and to protect consumer’s right to know what is in the food they are eating.

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EU ‘penalized’ by the United States for opposing Monsanto and genetically modified foods

EU ‘penalized’ by the United States for opposing Monsanto and genetically modified foods | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Nations like France, which have moved to ban one of Monsanto’s GM corn varieties, were requested to be ‘penalized’ by the United States for opposing Monsanto and genetically modified foods.

The information reveals just how deep Monsanto’s roots have penetrated key positions within the United States government, with the cables reporting that many U.S. diplomats work directly for Monsanto.

http://www.activistpost.com/2012/01/leaked-us-to-start-trade-wars-with.html

 

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Obama Wholesale Approves Genetically Engineered Foods; Agent Orange herbicide use to expand

Obama Wholesale Approves Genetically Engineered Foods; Agent Orange herbicide use to expand | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
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Obama Administration Disappoints/Angers Public
Agent Orange Herbicide Ingredient Would be Widely Used
USDA seeks comments for Monsanto and Dow genetically engineered crops
T... (Obama okays GM crops, and also Agent Orange Corn.
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The Biggest Food System Threat of 2012 - Pesticides

The Biggest Food System Threat of 2012 - Pesticides | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Although demand for organic is up, new GMO threats still linger, including a crop designed to be sprayed with a toxic chemical used in warfare.
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Organic farming experiment could revitalize China's countryside - China Daily

Organic farming experiment could revitalize China's countryside - China Daily | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Organic farming experiment could revitalize China's countrysideChina DailyShe was won over by the Little Donkey Farm's organic farming concept and community supported agriculture (CSA) model, and now she spends her days watering vegetables, making...
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