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THIS GRAND EXPERIMENT ON HUMANITY MUST STOP: GMO Bill Gates Funds Risky, Untested, Unregulated Vitamin Fortified Bananas and Rice

THIS GRAND EXPERIMENT ON HUMANITY MUST STOP: GMO Bill Gates Funds Risky, Untested, Unregulated Vitamin Fortified Bananas and Rice | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

 DON'T BE MISLED BY THIS HYPERBOL...IT'S ALL ABOUT MONEY AND CONTROL OF OUR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE AND THROUGH SEED PATENTS AND LASHINGS UPON LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES REQUIRED BY GMO CROPS. IT'S A TRILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS. THIS GRAND EXPERIMENT ON NATURE AND HUMAN HEALTH MUST STOP!

 

                                               WATCH 59:94
                                              Vandana Shiva
                             THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND SEED
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYwOTLopWIw

 

 CNet, June 16, 2014

▶ BILL GATES-FUNDED SUPER BANANAS READY FOR HUMAN TESTING IN USA. A Six week trial is farcical when people eat these every day of their life. http://www.cnet.com/news/super-bananas-to-start-human-trials-in-us/

 

 Radio Australia News, April 01, 2012

OH, THE HYPE ▶ BANANAS TO HELP PREGNANT WOMEN IN INDIA?

Genetically Modified Bananas from the Australian state of Queensland could soon be "helping" to save the lives of pregnant mothers in India. http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/asia/2012-03-09/423310

 

Guardian Environment, Sepember 19, 2013
▶  THE PLAGUE OF MONOCROPS:  WHY BANANAS ARE GIVING CAIMANS BAD BLOOD, EXPOSING IMPACT OF HEAVILY PESTICIDE SPRAYED PLANTATIONS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/world-on-a-plate/2013/sep/19/bananas-pesticides-spectacled-caiman-costa-rica

 

                                                 WATCH (14.16)
                                 GENETICALLY ENGINEERED RICE: 

                 WHAT IS GENETIC MODIFICATION OF OUR FOOD?

                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnBpPMvJTBY

 

 

▶ GM GOLDEN "FORTIFIED" RICE AND OTHER CROPS AND VITAMIN A OVERDOSE http://sco.lt/88C1AX

 

 AlterNet, April 09, 2014
▶ THE MAJOR PROBLEM WITH GMO SEEDS ENGINEERED TO SOLVE 3RD WORLD VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES http://www.alternet.org/food/golden-rice-and-monoculture-gmo-seeds-wont-solve-world-hunger

 

 

 ▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD"  http://sco.lt/77BuML

 

Common Dreams, May 23, 2014
PERMACULTURE POISED TO CONQUER THE CARIBBEAN. No fertilisers, herbicides, or pesticides but a bold vision to save a region from climate change and resource scarcity  http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/05/23

 

The Ideas Arcade, March 02, 2014
▶  GROWING FRESH VEGETABLES AND FISH TOGETHER - WITHOUT SOIL:  FEEDING THE WORLD WITH AQUAPONICS http://www.theideasarcade.com/growing-food-without-soil-feeding-world-aquaponics/

 

 Motley Fool, March 05, 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND ECOCIDE:  RENOWNED EXPERT SAYS GMOs POSE MORE RISK THAN WE THINK. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have the ability to cause "an irreversible termination of life at some scale, which could be the planet." says Nassim Taleb, distinguished professor of risk engineering at New York University http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/03/05/renowned-expert-gmos-pose-more-risk-than-we-think.aspx

 

                            BAN GMOs NOW - SPECIAL REPORT

                                   Institute of Science in Society

                                                  @ISISscience

 

Huffington Post Green, June 17, 2014
 -▶ CHINA'S REJECTION OF GMO CORN HAS COST U.S. UP TO $2.9 BILLION http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/gmo-corn-china_n_5162921.html

 

-▶ U.S. GOVERNMENT AGGRESSIVELY BACKS AND PROMOTES MONSANTO'S THRUST FOR WORLD DOMINANCE OF GMO GLOBAL FOOD SUPPLY http://sco.lt/8RhvPt

 

The Institute of Science in Society, May 29, 2013

-▶ 800 SCIENTISTS DEMAND GLOBAL GMO "EXPERIMENT" END http://wewillblowyourmind.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/800-scientists-demand-global-gmo.html?m=1

 

European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility, October 21, 2013

▶ THERE IS NO CONSENSUS ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD SAFETY http://www.ensser.org/increasing-public-information/no-scientific-consensus-on-gmo-safety/

 

 -▶ WHY ARE COUNTRIES BANNING GMO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS, ANIMALS AND FOOD? http://sco.lt/7l7AVV

 

 -▶  ARE YOU EATING PESTICIDE PLANTS? THE CONNECTION BETWEEN GMO AND TOXIC PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/9JFS65

 

 

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                                                     BANANAS

                                                  ============

 

 ▶ WARNING! BANANAS SOLD IN USA ARE GENETICALLY MODIFIED - UNLABELED, UNTESTED, UNREGULATED http://www.orangejuiceblog.com/2014/06/warning-bananas-sold-in-usa-are-genetically-modified/

 

                                                WATCH
                   INVESTIGATION: AL JAZEERA ENGLISH
              GMO BANANAS & PESTICIDES: HEAD TO HEAD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgDUftcYA84&list=PLarcyiuyaj1D4MTxuM31Uvwk40HV7oIPV&index=31

 

 

May 8, 2013 Seeds of Freedom
▶ INDIA: NAVDANYA LAUNCHES "NO" TO GMO BANANA CAMPAIGN http://www.seedsoffreedom.info/navdanya-launches-no-to-gmo-banana-campaign/

 

Sustainable Pulse, May 2, 2013 

▶  CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO STOP BILL GATES' FUNDED GMO BANANAS http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/05/02/campaign-launched-to-stop-bill-gates-funded-gmo-bananas/#.UYYwQoLyeic

 

                                                VIDEO (5:45)

▶ GENETICIST, DAVID SUZUKI, SAYS HUMANS ARE PART OF A MASSIVE EXPERIMENT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mBF1OOPdTo#t=90

 

 

Global Research, June 21, 2014
▶  “SUPER BANANAS FOR BROWN PEOPLE" - MONSANTO, SYNGENTA, BAYER: BIG AGRI PEDDLES "GMO GRUEL" TO THE IMPROVERISHED http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-syngenta-bayer-big-agri-peddles-gmo-gruel-to-the-impoverished/5387960

 

 

 Yahoo 7 News, June 15, 2014
▶ OH, THE DRAMA AND UNPROVEN PR HYPE: ALL FOR A BUCK

GENETICALLY MODIFIED QUEENSLAND BANANAS TO "JOIN FIGHT AGAINST CATASTROPHIC RESULTS OF VITAMIN A DEFICIENCY IN AFRICA"  https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/24239016/genetically-modified-queensland-bananas-to-join-fight-against-catastrophic-results-of-vitamin-a-deficiency-in-africa/

 

Working In These Times, August 15, 2012
▶ FILIPINO BANANA WORKERS FRUSTRATED IN BATTLE OVER DOLE'S PESTICIDES http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/13680

 

 

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                                                     WATCH
                                          BANANAS! Trailer
In the suspenseful documentary BANANAS!*, filmmaker Fredrik Gertten sheds new light on the global politics of food, tackling Dole Food in a ground-breaking legal battle for their use of a banned pesticide on GMO Banana crops, that was known by the company to cause sterility.
http://www.bananasthemovie.com/

 

                                              WATCH 54:03
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS : DOLE'S CORPORATE GREED AND INTIMIDATION TACTICS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RlNopfAV-o

 

                                          EDUCATE YOURSELF !!

WE DO NOT NEED GENETICALLY ENGINEERED BANANAS - IT'S PURE HYPE, REQUIRING LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES FOR CORPORATE COFFERS AND PATENTING OF SEEDS

 

                                                  WATCH : 48:20                                        
             ▶ THE MIRACLE OF  GROWING THE NATURAL "BANANA"  ▶

WITHOUT LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES OR GENETIC MANIPULATION https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gya6yu3zKuo

 

 ▶  NO REGULATION, NO OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING. We need to proceed with great caution about gene-altered "fortified" food that has no boundaries or dosage warnings and no regulation or labels. Whether your body needs the "fortification" it or not,  it will enter your digestive system risking Vitamin A overdose, reactions, allergies and deaths.  More dangerous is that potential spread of these gene-altered crops into traditional bananas without us knowing it, impacting surrounding biodiversity, wildlife and pollinators.   

 

 

 

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                                     VITAMIN A OVERDOSE

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Many of the "vitamin" fortified GMO crops are the only source of food in impoverished nation and/or the multiple crops being fortified mean each meal they are getting yet another dose of a vitamin either they may not need or can develop serious health symptoms from overdose.

 

  -▶  GROWING MEDICINES, ARTIFICIAL VITAMINS IN GMO PLANTS REQUIRES NEW, STRICT REGULATIONS AND OVERSIGHT - PATENTING PLANTS http://sco.lt/5H7cZt

 

 "Recent tests have revealed that a substantial amount of vitamin A can be obtained by eating only 60g of cooked golden rice. "

What is not being addressed is the issue of Vitamin A overdose and poisoning.

 

 ▶  VITAMIN A OVERDOSE, VITAMIN A TOXITY, TOO MUCH VITAMIN A http://www.antioxidantsdetective.com/vitamin-a-overdose.html

 ▶  VITAMIN A OVERDOSE SYMPTOMS, DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENTS AND CAUSES -  http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/v/vitamin_a_overdose/intro.htm

 Livestrong.com

 ▶  SIGNS OF A VITAMIN A OVERDOSE  http://www.livestrong.com/article/345535-signs-of-a-vitamin-a-overdose/

 

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Mercola.com, June 21, 2011

▶ GENETICALLY ENGINEERED "FORTIFIED" RICE IS A TROJAN HORSE: MISLED BY BILL GATES AND MONSANTO http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/06/21/genetically-engineered-rice-is-a-trojan-horse--misled-by-bill-gates-and-monsanto.aspx

 

Nation of Change, October 20, 2013
 -▶ POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS GMO 'GOLDEN RICE' FED TO CHINESE CHILDREN AS GUINEA PIGS http://www.nationofchange.org/potentially-dangerous-gmo-golden-rice-fed-chinese-children-without-warning-1382281851

 

Natural News, July 19, 2011
 -▶ COMING SOON:  GMO VACCINES CONTAINED IN OUR FOOD http://www.naturalnews.com/033047_GMOs_vaccines.html

 

Natural New, May 05, 2012
▶  BILL GATES AND GAVI WANTS TO IMMUNIZE EVERY KID ON EARTH - http://www.naturalnews.com/035777_GAVI_immunization_children.html

 

 July 23, 2013 Wake Up World
 -▶ THE MAJORITY OF SUPPLEMENTS ARE NOW LACED WITH GMOs http://wakeup-world.com/2013/07/23/the-majority-of-supplements-are-now-laced-with-gmos/

 

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           GATES AS A TROJAN HORSE FOR GLOBAL BIOTECH CARTEL

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  ▶  GATES AS A TROJAN HORSE FOR BIOTECH CARTEL: POURS MILLIONS INTO GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3441602427/gates-as-a-trojan-horse-for-biotech-cartel-gates-foundation-pours-10-million-into-genetically-modified-crops

 

▶  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

 

 ▶  AFRICAN AGRICULTURE ON "AGRA" FUNDED BY BILL GATES IS A MAJOR ASSAULT ON SEED SOVEREIGNTY  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1190139706/african-agriculture-agra-alliance-for-a-green-revolution-in-africa-is-a-major-assault-on-seed-sovereignty

 

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

 

 August 8, 2013 Tech Rights

▶  GATES FOUNDATION EXPANDS TO AFRICA TO PROFIT FROM WORLD'S POOREST http://techrights.org/2013/08/08/occupying-africa/

 

▶  A CONTRARIAN VIEW OF THE GATES' ALLIANCE FOR A GREEN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA http://www.africanagricultureblog.com/2012/10/a-contrarian-view-of-alliance-for-green.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+africanagricultureblog%2FNaEx+%28African+Agriculture%29

 

                                                            WATCH:

                                     THE KAMBURU STORY - KENYA

WHY WE DON'T NEED BILL GATES AND AGRA BIG INDUSTRIAL GMO AGRICULTURE http://vimeo.com/7096771

 

 

▶  BILL GATES' EXCELLENT AFRICAN ADVENTURE:  A TALE OF TECHNOCRATIC AGROINDUSTRIAL PHILANTHROCAPITALISM  http://sco.lt/7wLJsP

 

 ▶  BILL GATES, MONSANTO, AND EUGENICS: HOW ONE OF THE WORLD'S WEALTHIEST MEN IS ACTIVELY PROMOTING A CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF GLOBAL AGRICULTURE  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1349882762/bill-gates-monsanto-and-eugenics-how-one-of-the-world-s-wealthiest-men-is-actively-promoting-a-corporate-takeover-of-global-agriculture

 

▶ MONSANTO ENTERS PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS, ACQUIRES KEY 'GENE SILENCING' TECHNOLOGY http://sco.lt/8Qwjw1

 

▶  MONSANTO AND GATES FOUNDATION HAVE MAJOR CONTROL OVER WORLD'S LARGEST SEED BANK IN NORWAY // Current TV http://current.com/technology/93147558_monsanto-and-gates-foundation-have-major-control-over-large-seed-bank-in-norway.htm

 

▶  “DOOMSDAY SEED VAULT" IN THE ARCTIC - GATES FOUNDATION AND BIOTECH SEED CARTEL  | Global Research http://www.globalresearch.ca/doomsday-seed-vault-in-the-arctic/23503

 

▶  ETC Group

GENE GIANTS STOCKPILE PATENTS ON "CLIMATE-READY" CROPS IN BID TO BECOME BIOMASSTERS  http://www.etcgroup.org/content/gene-giants-stockpile-patents-%E2%80%9Cclimate-ready%E2%80%9D-crops-bid-become-biomassters-0

 

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

 

  -▶ THE GMO SEED CARTEL - HOW BIOTECHNOLOGY COMPANIES MONOPOLIZE GLOBAL SEED MARKETS http://sco.lt/6HigjJ

 

 

MORE ON THE GATES AS A TROJAN HORSE FOR GLOBAL BIOTECH CARTEL http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=gates

 

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                                              --- WATCH ---

                         A Must see VIDEO for all. GenetistDr. David Suzuki 

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

             "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?"

                                           http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

 

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                      WHY SO LITTLE GMO SAFETY RESEARCH?

                            ===========================

 

  -▶ CORPORATE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: ARE UNIVERSITIES RESTRICTING SCIENTISTS' STUDY OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED SEEDS?  http://sco.lt/6OJrVJ

 

  -▶ DO SEED COMPANIES CONTROL GM CROP RESEARCH? - Scientific American  http://sco.lt/7XugID

 

April 3, 2013 - IFEX
 -▶ HOW THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY IS GAGGING THE SCIENCE AROUND GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD http://www.ifex.org/international/2013/04/04/seeds_of_dissent/

 

The Institute of Science in Society, May 29, 2013

-▶ 800 SCIENTISTS DEMAND GLOBAL GMO "EXPERIMENT" END http://wewillblowyourmind.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/800-scientists-demand-global-gmo.html?m=1

 

European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility, October 21, 2013

▶ THERE IS NO CONSENSUS ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD SAFETY http://www.ensser.org/increasing-public-information/no-scientific-consensus-on-gmo-safety/

 

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 August 12, 2013 Telegraph

 -▶ PRINCE CHARLES WARNS GM CROPS RISK CAUSING THE BIGGEST-EVER ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/3349308/Prince-Charles-warns-GM-crops-risk-causing-the-biggest-ever-environmental-disaster.html

 

 

                                                   WATCH;

                POISONING PARADISE: ISLANDS AT RISK

                   The Genetic Engineering War in Hawai'i

                                      http://sco.lt/8hNxzd

 

 

 AN ISSUE OF ETHICS: THERE ARE NO LAWS OR ANY ONE AGENCY GOVERNING THESE EXPERIMENTS WITH OUR LIVES.  MANIPULATING OUR FOOD WITHOUT INDEPENDENT  PEER REVIEWED HEALTH STUDIES FOR IMPACT ON BOTH HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IS A SERIOUS MORAL ISSUE AND HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE. NO LABELS, NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT

 

 - ▶  BIOTECH IS RE-ENGINEERING, RE-PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF:  THE ETHICS AND LEGALITIES  http://sco.lt/5GPxwX

 

 - ▶ DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS? http://sco.lt/6jmb1l

 

World Chaos News, June 17, 2013
▶  HUMAN GENES ENGINEERED INTO EXPERIMENTAL GMO RICE BEING GROWN IN KANSAS. The only known GMO with inbred human traits in cultivation today, a GM rice product made by biotechnology company Ventria Bioscience is currently being grown on 3,200 acres in Junction City, Kansas — and possibly elsewhere — and most people have no idea about it.
Since about 2006, Ventria has been quietly cultivating rice that has been genetically modified (GM) with genes from the human liver for the purpose of taking the artificial proteins produced by this “Frankenrice” and using them in pharmaceuticals.
 http://aworldchaos.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/human-genes-engineered-into-experimental-gmo-rice-being-grown-in-kansas/

 

 22 Feb 2013 - Wake Up World
▶ HUMAN AND SYNTHETIC HORMONES NOW CONTAMINATE FRESH PRODUCE http://wakeup-world.com/2013/02/22/human-and-synthetic-hormones-now-contaminate-fresh-produce/

 

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

 

  -▶ WHY GENETIC MODIFICATION OF CROPS AND LIVESTOCK IS INHERENTLY UNCONTROLLABLE AND HAZARDOUS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3075683244/why-genetic-modification-of-crops-and-livestock-is-inherently-uncontrollable-and-hazardous

 

April 15, 2013 PBS NEWSHOUR VIDEO:
▶  U.S. SUPREME COURT TACKLES CASE OF PATENT LAW, HUMAN GENETICS  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/law/jan-june13/scotus_04-15.html

 

                                                        VIDEO

        THE FUTURE OF FOOD - PART 2 Vandana Shiva http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/951852556/the-future-of-food-part-2-vandana-shiva

 

▶  HOW BIOTECH CORPORATIONS AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://sco.lt/7OmezB

 

 -▶ DID YOU KNOW? GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET - AS AMERICANS GET SICKER AND SICKER  http://sco.lt/7oVxQH

 

 -▶ A RACE TO SAVE THE APPLE AND ORANGE BY ALTERING IT'S DNA http://sco.lt/5mZ6H3

 

June 21, 2013 Global Research

 -▶ GENETICALLY-MODIFIED Bt EGGPLANT FOUND TO BE UNSAFE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION, ENVIRONMENT http://www.globalresearch.ca/genetically-modified-eggplant-found-to-be-unsafe-for-human-consumption-environment/5339915

 

August, 9, 2013 Ecowatch

 -▶ MONSANTO'S #GMO 'AGENT ORANGE' CROPS PLANTED IN NORTH DAKOTA BEFORE APPROVAL  http://ecowatch.com/2013/monsanto-gmo-agent-orange-crops-north-dakota/

 

 

 

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 -▶ CORPORATE HIJACKING OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE: GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GMO INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/73IdQ9

 

 -▶ GENE GIANTS SEEK "PHILANTHROGOPOLY" - 6 MULTINATIONAL GENE GIANTS CONTROL THE DIRECTION OF OUR LIVES http://sco.lt/6h3lzt

 

 

-▶  *** GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/77BuML

 

- ▶  OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET:  ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED EXCEPT THE TOXIC BT CORN http://sco.lt/9Lh4iX

 

May 17, 2013 Natural News

▶ YOU EAT THIS POISON: SYSTEMIC PESTICIDES ARE PENETRATING DEEP INTO PLANT TISSUES, DESTROYING BEETLES, TREES, BEES AND HUMAN HORMONES http://www.naturalnews.com/040377_systemic_pesticides_bee_populations_hormones.html

 

 ▶ THINK THOSE 80,000 CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES HAVE BEEN TESTED?  http://sco.lt/7QxMob

 

 

                                         ---- WATCH ---

         THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)

                            The Leader of the Biotech Cartel

                                     http://sco.lt/7CoHSb

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"Death On A Factory Farm" [HBO Special] When Animals Become Inanimate Objects On A Corporate Balance Sheet

 

                                                         WATCH

                                DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM (1:27:25)

                       And the subsequent trial results will surprise you

                                   First aired on HBO March 16th 2009

Directors Tom Simon and Sarah Teale (HBOs Dealing Dogs) tell the story of an animal rights investigator who goes undercover at hog farm in Ohio to explore a whistle blowers allegations. The evidence he gathers leads to a rare prosecution and trial for animal cruelty, and a verdict that surprises nearly everyone...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfiolWwzD94

 

Huffington Post Green, July 1, 2014
- ▶ 2 AG-GAG LAWS FACING FEDERAL COURT CHALLENGES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/19/ag-gag-laws-federal-court_n_5602053.html

 

 Alternet, December 10, 2013
- ▶ HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS TRYING TO MUZZLE THE TRUTH BEHIND FACTORY FARMS http://www.alternet.org/food/big-agribusiness-trying-muzzle-animal-rights-activists-who-infiltrate-their-factory-farms

 

One Green Planet, July 03, 2014
- ▶ 'AG-GAG'  — WHEN ANIMAL LAWS PROTECT THE ABUSERS, NOT THE ABUSED  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/ag-gag-when-animal-laws-protect-the-abusers-not-the-abused/

 

- ▶ 65 BILLION ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS:  DRUGS, GMO FEED AND AG-GAG LAWS TO IMPACT US ALL  http://sco.lt/6GRczB

 

                                               FULL REPORT

                                      INDUSTRIALIZED MEAT
                        Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
                   http://www.iatp.org/issue/industrialized-meat

 

 

One Green Planet, February 20, 2014

- ▶  SHOCKING NEW FACTORY FARM INVESTIGATION SHOW WHY WE MUST DEFEAT AG-GAG BILLS http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/shocking-new-factory-farm-investigations-show-why-we-must-defeat-ag-gag-bills/



                               An Image Says A Thousand Words

                                         GESTATION CRATES

                                           http://ow.ly/lPLtf

 

Mother Jones July/August Issue

- ▶  YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT PORK PRODUCERS DO TO PREGNANT PIGS?  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/pregnant-sows-gestation-crates-abuse


                                                     VIDEO

                           February 1, 2012 - Tom Philpott

              WHAT HAPPENS TO PIGLETS ON FACTORY FARMS?  http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/01/piglets-factory-farm-video

 

 June 6, 2013 Global Possibilities
- ▶  6 HORRIFYING THINGS ABOUT PORK EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW http://www.globalpossibilities.org/6-horrifying-things-about-pork-everyone-should-know/

 

26 March 2013 - Tom Philpott - Mother Jones

- ▶  HOGWASH: BIG AG'S BAN ON CAGING PREGNANT PIGS IS JUST FOR SHOW http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/03/pork-industry-flack-gestation-crate-ban-show

 

Alternet, January 26, 2013

- ▶ NEW AG-GAG LAW:  REPORTING CORPORATE FACTORY FARM ABUSES TO BE CONSIDERED "ACT OF TERRORISM" http://www.alternet.org/environment/shocking-reporting-factory-farm-abuses-be-considered-act-terrorism-if-new-laws-pass

 

                                                VIDEO - TedTalks
GREEN IS THE NEW RED:  THE PROBLEM OF TREATING ACTIVISTS AS TERRORISTS http://blog.ted.com/2014/01/31/will-potter-on-of-treating-environmentalists-like-terrorists/

 

                                        - ▶ MEATONOMICS:

                       THE DIRTY TRUTH ABOUT CHEAP MEAT

                                            http://sco.lt/5MiErp

 

 

Sydney Morning Herald, June 15, 2014

- ▶ANIMAL CRUELTY ACTIVISTS TARGETED BY TOUGH NEW BIOSECURITY MEASURES http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/animal-cruelty-activists-targeted-by-tough-new-biosecurity-measures-20140615-zs8jt.html

 

 

                                      MORE, BIGGER, FASTER :

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD: ANTI-WHISTLE BLOWER AG GAG LAWS  http://sco.lt/5n7fqD

 

 

  -▶ UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATIONS OF FACTORY FARMS AND SLAUGHTERHOUSES http://www.mercyforanimals.org/investigations.aspx

 

 CNN, June 26, 2014
- ▶ AG-GAG LAWS: EXPOSING ANIMAL CRUELTY IS "NOT" A CRIME http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/26/opinion/potter-ag-gag-laws-animals/index.html

 

                                                      VIDEO:
                                Global Possibilities, June 27, 2014
SHOCKING UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION EXPOSES BURIED-ALIVE CHICKENS AT NATION'S SECOND-LARGEST PRODUCER (We "produce" chickens now, not "raise" them) http://www.globalpossibilities.org/video-shocking-undercover-investigation-exposes-buried-alive-chickens-at-nations-second-largest-producer/

 

                                                  WATCH

                                6 April 2013 - New York Times
             VIDEO TAPING OF FARM CRUELTY IS NOW A CRIME  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/us/taping-of-farm-cruelty-is-becoming-the-crime.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

 

 International Business Times, June 12, 2014
- ▶  FIGHTING AG-GAG LAWS WITH DRONES? JOURNALIST EYES THE SKIES FOR FACTORY-FARM INVESTIGATIONS http://www.ibtimes.com/fighting-ag-gag-laws-drones-journalist-eyes-skies-factory-farm-investigations-1599912

 

                                                  NEW VIDEO
AT DIARY FARM EXPOSES HEARTBREAKING CRUELTY WHILE WORKERS LAUGH http://www.care2.com/causes/new-video-exposes-heartbreaking-cruelty-while-workers-laugh-at-canadas-largest-dairy-farm.html


The Atlantic, March 19, 2014
  -▶ THE LAW THAT MAKES IT ILLEGAL TO REPORT ON ANIMAL CRUELTY ON CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS. What makes Idaho's agricultural industry deserve special protection from journalists and activists?  http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/03/the-law-that-makes-it-illegal-to-report-on-animal-cruelty/284485/

 

Huffington Post, March 17, 2014

  -▶ 9 FACTS ABOUT FACTORY FARMING THAT WILL BREAK YOUR HEART  (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/17/factory-farming-facts_n_4063892.html

 

                                                       VIDEOS

                                                 OneGreenPlanet
- ▶  5 POWERFUL VIDEOS ON FACTORY FARMING - (WITHOUT THE GORE) http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/5-powerful-videos-on-factory-farming-without-the-gore/

 

 March 20, 2013 - Tom Philpott - Mother Jones

- ▶  FLIES, MAGGOTS, RATS, AND LOTS OF POOP - WHAT BIG AG AND FACTORY FARMS DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/03/ag-ag-illegal-undercover-film-livestock

 

Grist, January 29, 2014
  -▶  POOR COWS:  HARVESTING METHANE BY PUNCHING HOLES IN COWS STOMACHS: Argentinian scientists are punching holes in the sides of cattle and passing pipes through to their stomachs. The other end of the pipe goes into a bag fitted on the cow’s back. The captured gas, can be burned to produce energy. http://grist.org/news/we-can-harvest-methane-from-cow-guts-should-we/

 

  -▶ SO YOU WANT TO EAT MEAT?  FEEDLOTS vs PASTURES http://sco.lt/4qkbib

 

                                             ============

                                               AG-GAG LAWS

                                             ============

 

 David Hogan, February 19, 2014
  -▶ THE AG-GAG REFLEX: THE ANIMAL ENTERPRISE TERRORISM ACT'S IMPACT ON US ALL. On November 27, 2006, after heavy lobbying by the pharmaceutical and agricultural industries, the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) was quietly signed into law. The AETA makes it a terrorist offense to engage in certain speech and activity that causes an “animal enterprise” the loss of real or personal property. (There is a dispute as to whether the term ‘loss of property’ means ‘loss of profits.’) ....http://davidhoganwriter.com/2014/02/19/the-ag-gag-reflex-the-animal-enterprise-terrorism-

 

The Atlantic, March 19, 2014

  -▶ THE LAW THAT MAKES IT ILLEGAL TO REPORT ON ANIMAL CRUELTY ON CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS. What makes Idaho's agricultural industry deserve special protection from journalists and activists?  http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/03/the-law-that-makes-it-illegal-to-report-on-animal-cruelty/284485/

 

 Salon, March 17, 2014
  -▶ IDAHO'S CONTROVERSIAL AG-GAG LAW CHALLENGED IN FEDERAL COURT http://www.salon.com/2014/03/17/idahos_controversial_ag_gag_law_challenged_in_federal_court/

 

                                                        VIDEO
                         Mercy For Animals, February 19, 2014
- ▶  IDAHO AG-GAG LAW:  MFA RELEASES SHOCKING NEW VIDEO OF DAIRY COW SEX ABUSE http://www.mfablog.org/2014/02/idaho-ag-gag-mfa-releases-shocking-new-video-of-dairy-cow-sex-abuse.html

 

 

Al Jazeera America, February 28, 2014
- ▶ IDAHO GOVERNOR SIGNS AG GAG BILL INTO LAW: ABUSE WILL NOW GO UNEXPOSED - FURTHER PROTECTING CORPORATE PROFITS http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/2/28/idaho-gov-signs-aggagbillintolaw.html

 Green Is the New Red, February 20, 2014
- ▶ IDAHO AG-GAG LAW WOULD MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO PHOTOGRAPH FACTORY FARM CRUELTY  http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/idaho-ag-gag-law/7635/

 Food Safety News, February 20, 2014
- ▶  IDAHO'S AG-GAG BILL CLEARS STATE SENATE, HEADS TO HOUSE ON FAST TRACK http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2014/02/idahos-senate-passed-ag-gag-bill-close-to-vote-in-house/#.Uwfdf15kJK4

 HuffPost Food For Thought, February 25, 2014

- ▶ IDAHO'S AG-GAG BILL IS A SHAMEFUL ATTEMPT TO HIDE ANIMAL CRUELTY ON CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nathan-runkle/idahos-aggag-bill-shamefu_b_4848923.html

 

           

                                       DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN

                                 Businessweek, January 09, 2014
  -▶ INDUSTRIAL FARMING:  STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS MAY GIVE LEGAL SHIELD TO CORPORATIONS http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-09/industrial-farming-state-constitutional-amendments-may-give-legal-shield

 

  One Green Planet, May 15, 2014

  -▶ AG-GAG MOVEMENT SPREADS TO AUSTRALIA AS PUBLIC FIGURES CALL ACTIVISTS "TERRORISTS" http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/ag-gag-movement-spreads-to-australia/

 

 WisconsinWatch.org, February 08, 2014

▶  A 6,200 COW INDUSTRIAL FARM: DISPUTED EXPANSION OF WISCONSIN MEGA DAIRY WATCHED FOR STATEWIDE IMPACT: Owners vow to protect water quality; neighbors want tighter DNR oversight

The Dept of Natural Resources is defending its approval of the Kinnard Farms permit, which will allow the farm to grow by 55 percent — from 5,627 to 8,710 animal units, or about 6,200 cattle. The farm, classified as a concentrated animal feeding operation, or CAFO, because of its large size, is in the town of Lincoln in Kewaunee County... http://www.wisconsinwatch.org/2014/02/08/disputed-expansion-of-dairy-watched-for-statewide-impact/

 

 LIKE AUTOS ON A PRODUCTION LINE:
July 21, 2013 Free From Harm
- ▶  FAIR OAKS FARMS, THE LATEST "AGRITOURISM" DESTINATION: USES 2,700 SOWS TO PRODUCE 75,000 PIGS ANNUALLY http://www.nwitimes.com/business/local/article_7c7063d3-e336-5d1c-b7da-cdf8852c5f5d.html#.Ue15bezytDw.twitter

 

Washington Post, January 27, 2014
 -▶ FDA HAS ALLOWED ANTIBIOTICS IN ANIMAL FEED DESPITE RISK TO HUMAN HEALTH - REPORT http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/fda-allows-antibiotics-in-animal-feed-despite-potential-risk-to-human-health-report-claims/2014/01/27/63a73a88-869e-11e3-916e-e01534b1e132_story.html

 

 NationofChange, June 17, 2014
▶ FARMERS SEE BETTER ANIMAL HEALTH WITH NON-GMO FEED, BUT SCARED TO SAY SO http://www.nationofchange.org/farmers-see-better-animal-health-non-gmo-feed-scared-say-so-1403019863

 

Huffington Post, January 03, 2014

- ▶ THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR EVOLUTION BEYOND KILLING FOR FOOD - A PIG FARMER SPEAKS OUT  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-comis/the-importance-of-our-evolution-beyond-killing-for-food_b_4518133.html?ir=Green&ref=topbar

 

 

Nation of Change, July 27, 2014
-▶  TOP AGRIBUSINESS FOOD COMPANIES DUMPING WASTE IN OUR WATERS. Companies like Tyson Foods, Cargill, Inc., and Perdue Farms Inc. dump their garbage—more than 206 million pounds of it—into our water almost every year and leave others to worry about the clean-up. Now, as the Environmental Protection Agency considers a rule to restore the Clean Water Act, these companies are pulling out all the stops to maintain their freedom to dump and pollute, regardless of the toxic outcomes. http://www.nationofchange.org/top-agribusiness-food-companies-dumping-waste-our-waters-1406476247

 

 

 

                                             FARM-AGEDDON:

No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

 

 

  -▶ FIXING THE BROKEN BIG FOOD SYSTEM IN 2014 http://sco.lt/8YOYJV

 

                                                       WATCH:

                                     "A BLOODY BUSINESS" (60 minutes)

                 Investigation by Australian TV  Four Corners Investigation

                                             LIVE ANIMAL EXPORTS

                                                 http://sco.lt/7cFyuf

 

 

 Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

               ONE ENVIRONMENT, ONE HUMANITY, ONE PLANET http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

Mongabay, June 06, 2014
-▶ NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html

 

 

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TOXIC AMERICA - Who Makes the Billions of Pounds of Toxic Untested, Unregulated Chemicals Flowing Through the U.S. Economy (And Your Body) Each Year? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

 

                                TOXIC AMERICA - REPORT

                                Environmental Defense Fund

Who Makes the Billions of Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Flowing Through the U.S. Economy Each Year?

   A new report by Environmental Defense Fund tallies billions of pounds of unregulated chemicals in the American marketplace that are known or strongly suspected to cause increasingly common disorders... http://www.edf.org/health/toxics-across-america

 

       PESTICIDE OVERLOAD: 1.1 BILLION POUNDS USED PER YEAR...

 ▶ U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY REPORT: LATEST ESTIMATES OF PESTICIDE USE IN THE UNITED STATES http://epa.gov/oppfead1/cb/csb_page/updates/2011/sales-usage06-07.html

 

 ▶ THE MALE INFERTILITY TIME BOMB:  MEN'S SPERM COUNT FALLING - GMOs, CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT http://sco.lt/7cuRIP

 

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

 

Al Jazeera America, June 27, 2014

▶ WHY 28 YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE THE EPA'S LAST CHEMICAL RISK REVIEW.  Tens of thousands of chemicals have not been reviewed by the EPA, and people are starting to ask questions http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/6/27/epa-chemical-regulation.html

 

April 23, 2013 Chicago Tribune

▶  FEDERAL LAW MAKES IT PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO BAN HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS - The 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, the only major environmental law that hasn't been updated since it was enacted, allows chemical manufacturers to skip evaluating the safety of their products before putting them on the market. http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=chemicals+in+your+body/

 

August 30, 2013 Treehugger
▶ EPA SUED FOR FAILURE TO PROTECT SCHOOL CHILDREN FROM PESTICIDES http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/epa-sued-failure-protect-school-children-pesticides.html

 

                                                  WATCH

                                        April 29, 2013 Bill Moyers ---

                                                VIDEO REPORT

                       YOUR BODY IS A CORPORATE TEST TUBE

http://billmoyers.com/2013/04/29/your-body-is-a-corporate-test-tube

 

August 24, 2012 Huffington Post Green

▶  REVERSING THE BURDEN OF PROOF:  MORE THAN 80,000 CHEMICALS PERMITTED FOR USE IN THE U.S. HAVE NEVER BEEN FULLY TESTED FOR TOXICITY TO HUMANS  - The numbers can overwhelm any parent, or parent-to-be. The Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976 places burden of proof on consumers not industry.

    Ninety-nine percent of pregnant American woman carry multiple man-made chemicals in their bodies, sharing that concoction through the umbilical cord. More than 80,000 chemicals permitted for use in the U.S. have never been fully tested for toxicity to humans, let alone children or fetuses. And 26 years have passed since U.S. lawmakers made any significant updates to the country's regulation of toxic... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/24/safe-chemicals-act-flame-retardants_n_1699384.html

 

- ▶ HOW YOU BECAME A GUINEA PIG FOR THE CHEMICAL AND BIOTECH CORPORATIONS http://sco.lt/5dp0wz

 

 

                                    INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
                     Beyond Pesticides and Food & Water Watch
                  TRICOLOSAN "ANTIBACTERIAL" IN YOUR SOAP

                             WHAT THE RESEARCH SHOWS.
A growing list of household and personal care products are advertised as “antibacterial” because they contain a chemical called triclosan. While the manufacturers of these products want you to think triclosan protects you from harmful bacteria, it turns out that it may be doing more harm than good. Here is a summary of research from 60 studies on how triclosan impacts human health and the environment.   http://www.beyondpesticides.org/antibacterial/triclosan-research-3-09.pdf

 

Inhabitat, May 24, 2014
▶  STUDY FINDS 102 COMMON CHEMICALS ARE LINKED TO BREAST CANCER http://www.inhabitots.com/study-finds-102-common-chemicals-are-linked-to-breast-cancer/

 

Philadelphia Inquirer, May 25, 2014
▶  17 GROUPS OF CHEMICALS TO AVOID IF YOUR WORRIED ABOUT BREAST CANCER http://www.philly.com/philly/health/20140525_GreenSpace__Study_backs_lower_chemical_exposure.html

 

 

 

Dallas Morning News, May 01, 2014
▶ IN LETTER TO OBAMA, CHEMICAL INDUSTRY GROUPS SEE NO FURTHER NEED FOR FURTHER REGULATION http://watchdogblog.dallasnews.com/2014/05/in-letter-to-obama-chemical-industry-groups-see-no-need-for-further-regulation.html/

 

HuffingtonPost Green, May 02, 2014
 ▶  TOXIC CHEMICAL BILL CHAMPIONED BY INDUSTRY, CHIDED BY CHILDREN'S HEALTH ADVOCATES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/02/toxic-chemical-reform-congress-children-health_n_5247283.html

 

  ▶  WHITE HOUSE STALLS CRITICAL EPA REPORT HIGHLIGHTING CHEMICAL DANGERS TO CHILDREN AMID FIERCE OPPOSITION FROM CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/7AjOef

 

  -▶ PROCESSED FOODS MAKE UP 70 PERCENT OF THE US DIET - WITH ABOUT 5,000 DIFFERENT CHEMICALS http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/big-book/processed-foods-make-70-percent-us-diet

 

  On Earth Magazine, November 25, 2014

-▶ GENERATION TOXIC: Kids' Brains are at risk from a barrage of common chemIcals http://www.onearth.org/articles/2013/11/kids-brains-are-at-risk-from-a-barrage-of-toxic-chemicals

 

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

 

USA Today, March 28,. 2013

-▶ STUDY: TWO-THIRDS OF PESTICIDES IN CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND IN ENVIRONMENT GOT EPA LOOPHOLE APPROVAL WITH MINIMUM OR NO TESTING http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/03/27/pesticides-get-flawed-epa-approval/2024991/

 

Huffington Post, March 7, 2013

-▶  CHEMICAL CREEP: HOW TOXIC CHEMICALS ARE SNEAKING INTO YOUR FOOD AND YOUR BODY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/07/toxic-chemicals-food-body_n_2829270.html

 

▶  A TERRIFYING MAP OF TOXIC CHEMICAL AND SUPERFUND POLLUTION SITES IN THE USA http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3045639098/a-terrifying-map-of-toxic-chemical-and-superfund-pollution-sites-in-usa

 

 ▶  PESTICIDE LOBBY SPENDS MILLIONS TO DEFEND CHEMICALS TIED TO HUMAN HEALTH AND BEE DEATHS http://sco.lt/8nhcsT

 

 National Journal
▶ WHY CONGRESS CAN'T FIX OUR CRAZY CHEMICAL SAFETY SYSTEM. How broken is the nation's chemical-safety system? Of the 80,000 or so chemicals currently used in commerce, the Environmental Protection Agency has only tested 200 since Congress gave the agency its marching orders nearly four decades ago. And of the 200 tested chemicals, only five have been banned or regulated.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/energy/why-congress-can-t-fix-our-crazy-chemical-safety-system-20140501

 

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 Hill, April 28, 2014
▶  U.S. REPUBLICAN HOUSE REFORM BILL WEAKENS CHEMICAL SAFETY http://thehill.com/regulation/204582-house-dems-say-gop-bill-would-weaken-chemical-protections

 

Scientific American, November 23, 2013
▶  CHEMICAL "SOUP" CLOUDS CONNECTION BETWEEN TOXINS AND POOR HEALTH http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/birnbaum-government-toxicologist-qa/

 

                                                --- WATCH ---

            PBS NewsHour Report Investigation, February 13, 2013

 POISONOUS CHEMICAL TOXINS IN YOUR DRINKING WATER: THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY, THE EPA AND CONFLICT OF INTERESTS

                                            http://sco.lt/57ufr7

 

▶  2,4-D "AGENT ORANGE" WEED KILLER ON YOUR FOOD, IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND IN YOUR BODY? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2664869733/2-4-d-agent-orange-weed-killer-on-your-food-in-the-environment-and-in-your-body

 

  ▶ OCEAN PLASTIC'S IMPACT ON YOUR HEALTH, SEA LIFE AND YOUR SEAFOOD  http://sco.lt/7yGHWz

 

  ▶ URGENT NEW RULES FOR CHEMICALS NEEDED TO PROTECT HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT Congress has utterly failed to effectively regulate the chemical industry, and thus shares responsibility for widespread toxic chemical contamination of people and the environment. In our daily lives we are exposed to hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of chemicals from a wide range of sources, including personal care and cleaning products, food packaging, plastics, children’s toys, furniture, air, water, our workplaces and our neighborhoods.

    While most Americans believe chemicals are tested for safety, the unfortunate reality is federal law does not require the chemical industry to prove chemicals safe before they can be used in products we come in contact with every day...http://www.rollcall.com/news/new_rules_for_chemicals_needed_to_protect_health_commentary-232195-1.html

 

 FastCoExist

-▶ AN APP TO TRACK THE NASTY CHEMICAL IN THE BEAUTY PRODUCTS YOU PUT ON YOUR FACE http://www.fastcoexist.com/3027840/an-app-to-track-the-nasty-chemicals-in-the-beauty-products-you-put-on-your-face

 

 

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

 

Huffington Post Green, April 28, 2014
 ▶  PLASTIC IS FOOD POISONING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-kaas-boyle/plastic-is-food-poisoning_b_5219189.html

 

 - ▶ A GLOBAL THREAT SAYS UN, WHO PANEL - HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS IN OUR FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT http://sco.lt/4op9hR

 

The Daily Star, April 29, 2014

  -▶ FOOD OR POISON: 40 PERCENT OF FOOD POISONOUS: FAO-GOVT TESTS FIND BANNED PESTICIDES IN FOODS. Banned pesticides that cause serious health hazards have been found in fruits, vegetables, milk and milk products and dry fish, according to a FAO-sponsored test at a government laboratory.
The presence of toxic substances in the food samples was three to 20 times the limits set by the European Union, show test results of the National Food Safety Laboratory (NFSL). http://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/40pc-food-poisonous-21921

 

Common Dreams, April 28, 2014
  -▶ FOLLOW THE HONEY:  7 WAYS PESTICIDE COMPANIES ARE SPINNING THE BEE CRISIS http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/28-3

 

    -▶ BEE-KILLING CHEMICALS LURK INSIDE YOUR FOOD: AGROCHEMICALS THREAT TO WILD BEES, FOOD SECURITY AND BIODIVERSITY  http://sco.lt/8mGvg1

 

  ▶  700,000x LETHAL DOSES OF PESTICIDES FOUND IN BEES  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/973046639/700-000x-lethal-dose-of-pesticides-found-in-bees

 

  -▶ MONSANTO'S TOXIC HERBICIDE, 'ROUNDUP', (GLYPHOSATE) HORMONE INHIBITOR IN OUR FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/7Ic9AH


                          THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE:
              New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup
                                         http://sco.lt/63470L

 

 

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


                                                      WATCH

                        A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki

             "What Are Roundup Ready & Bt Pesticide GMO Crops?"

                                         http://sco.lt/8QkT7h

 

 June 30, 2013 Nation of Change
▶ EXTENSIVE RESEARCH SHOWS MONSANTO'S #1 SELLING HERBICIDE, ROUNDUP IS KILLING YOU http://www.nationofchange.org/extensive-research-shows-monsanto-s-1-selling-herbicide-roundup-killing-you-1372601505

 

Sydney Morning Herald, May 01, 2004
▶ WIN FOR VIETNAM VETS WITH AGENT ORANGE WAR EXPOSURE TO BE REWRITTEN. Vietnam veterans have won a significant breakthrough in their battle for acknowledgment of the health impacts of war-time exposure to chemicals, including Agent Orange, with the Australian War Memorial agreeing the official history must be rewritten. http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/win-for-vietnam-vets-with-agent-orange-war-history-to-be-rewritten-20140502-zr2fl.html

 

 

-▶  WHY MANY MILLIONS OF ANIMALS, LIKE PEOPLE, ARE NOW OVERWEIGHT - CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD http://sco.lt/5MB0TJ

 

▶  THE CANCER LOBBY  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3059233292/the-cancer-lobby

 

 myEARTH360, March 01, 2014
▶ THE INCONVENIENT LINK: TOXIC CHEMICALS AND CANCER http://www.myearth360.com/2014/03/01/toxic-chemicals-cancer-us/

 

                                                --- WATCH ---

                                     March 25, 2013 Ecowatch
DATELINE TV PRODUCER TESTED FOR CHEMICALS - WHAT SHE FINDS WILL SHOCK YOU http://ecowatch.com/2013/dateline-tv-producer-tested-for-chemicals/

 

April 23, 2013 Chicago Tribune

  ▶  FEDERAL LAW MAKES IT PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO BAN HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS - The 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, the only major environmental law that hasn't been updated since it was enacted, allows chemical manufacturers to skip evaluating the safety of their products before putting them on the market. http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=chemicals+in+your+body

 

 ▶ PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/813dw1

 

 

 ▶ PHARMACEUTICAL/CHEMICAL/PESTICIDE POLLUTION IN OUR STREAMS, RIVERS, DRINKING (BOTTLED) WATER) http://sco.lt/6cpIbx

 

 ▶ HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2850526170/holding-corporations-responsible-mining-companies-devastate-pristine-wisconsin-for-frac-sand-leaving-a-mining-chemical-wasteland

 

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 ▶  THINK THOSE 80,000 CHEMICALS & PESTICIDES HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/91jqHh

 

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UNITED NATIONS:  UNCONTROLLED, UNREGULATED DANGEROUS CHEMICALS COSTS MILLIONS OF LIVES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2773421658/united-nations-uncontrolled-unregulated-dangerous-chemicals-pesticides-costs-millions-of-lives

 

US National Institute of Health
▶  CHEMICAL TOXINS: A RESEARCH PAPER TO EXPLAIN THE GLOBAL OBESITY EPIDEMIC http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12006126

 

Environmental working Group, April 18, 2014
▶  "EXTREME LEVELS" OF MONSANTO HERBICIDE ROUNDUP FOUND IN FOOD http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2014/04/extreme-levels-herbicide-roundup-found-food

 

  ▶  INVESTIGATIVE REPORT:  SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

                                       BEYOND PESTICIDES
           PESTICIDE-INDUCED DISEASES DATA BASE -- CANCER
               http://www.beyondpesticides.org/health/cancer.php

 

 

                                              --- WATCH ---

                May 13, 2013 Moyers and Company - Full Show:

            "THE WAR ON SCIENCE AND TOXIC DIS-INFORMATION http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-the-toxic-politics-of-science/

 

May 18, 2013 Moyers and Company
-▶  "BLINDING US FROM SCIENCE" | Q&A http://billmoyers.com/2013/05/18/blinding-us-from-science/

 

 

 - ▶ MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE SHOCKING REPORT REVEALS http://sco.lt/5JvEi9

 

 

                              THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE:

NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP (NEEDED FOR GMO CROPS)  http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

 

▶  Michael Pollan: "DON'T MISS THIS VIDEO", about the next wave of herbicide-tolerant crops from Monsanto-- will make Round-Up look benign"                                 

                                              WATCH

                              DANGERS OF DICAMBA

       http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba

 

 

 

                                                        VIDEO

▶  KILLING OUR FORESTS AND SOIL WITH CHEMICALS: Majestic Forests in Oregon, at Risk from Timber Industry and Chemical Spraying http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2674358899/video-usa-majestic-forests-in-oregon-at-risk-from-timber-industry-and-chemical-spraying

 

-▶  THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD FOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

                                                         VIDEO

 -▶ THE FOSSIL FUEL CONNECTION TO CHEMICALS AND ENDROCINE DISRUPTION
http://www.linktv.org/video/9089/the-fossil-fuel-connection

 

New York Time, April 15, 2014

 -▶ DESPITE RISE IN SPILLS, HAZARDOUS CARGO RIDES RAILS IN SECRET http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/16/business/despite-spills-hazards-ride-the-rails-in-secret.html?_r=1

 

 -▶ FRACKING NATURAL GAS CHEMICAL WASTE THREATENS HUMAN HEALTH, THE ENVIRONMENT AND WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/8n9QED

 

 ▶ COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE http://sco.lt/8wLmKX

 

 

                                                ▶▶ WATCH  ▶▶ 

                 THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO (FULL LENGTH)

                           The Leader of the Biotech Agricultural Cartel 

                                              http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

 

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 The Ecologist, July 02, 2014
 -▶ NEONICOTINOIDS ARE POISONING NOT JUST HUMANS AND BEES BUT ENTIRE FARMLAND ECOSYSTEMS The world's most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals' impacts. http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2459001/neonicotoids_are_poisoning_entire_farmland_ecosystems.html

 

Truthout, July 10, 2014
▶ MONSANTO'S HERBICIDE "ROUNDUP" LINKED TO FATAL KIDNEY DISEASE EPIDEMIC http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/24876-monsantos-herbicide-linked-to-fatal-kidney-disease-epidemic-will-ckdu-topple-monsanto

 

 Addicting Info, July 10, 2014

 -▶ MONSANTO HERBICIDE AND LAX REGULATIONS TIED TO KIDNEY DISEASE http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/07/10/roundup-kills/

 

 PRI The World, September 14, 2012

▶  SRI LANKA: KIDNEY AILMENT LINKED TO FARM CHEMICALS http://www.theworld.org/2012/09/sri-lanka-kidney-chemicals/

 

Digital Journal , July 02, 2014
 -▶ GENETICALLY ENGINEERED U.S. COTTON GROWERS WANT UNLICENSED, HIGHLY TOXIC PESTICIDE USE ON 3 MILLION ACRES - FURTHER POISONING SOIL, WATER AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THE ENVIRONMENT -- EXCEPT THE COTTON http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2031904

 

NEW STUDY SUGGESTS THAT MONSANTO'S POPULAR WEEDKILLER, 'ROUNDUP' S LINKED AGAIN TO FATAL KIDNEY DISEASE (CKDu) http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/monsantos-popular-weedkiller-roundup-glyphosate-is-linked-to-fatal-kidney-disease-ckdu.php

 

 August 21, 2012 COLOMBO - IPS

-▶ STUDY LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE IN SRI LANKA'S FARM BELT TO AGROCHEMICALS A new report links the high prevalence of chronic kidney disease in Sri Lanka’s main agricultural production regions with the presence of heavy metals in the water, caused by fertiliser and pesticide use....as many as 22,000 people may have died as a result in past two decades http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/08/study-links-kidney-disease-in-sri-lankas-farm-belt-to-agrochemicals/

 

BBC News, September 18, 2012

-▶ THOUSANDS OF SRI LANKANS HAVE BEEN STRUCK WITH A DEADLY FORM OF KIDNEY DISEASE. A new study points to a likely cause - pesticides and fertilisers. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19628295

 

April 12, 2013 ScieDevNet

-▶ AGROCHEMICALS BLAMED FOR CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE IN SRI LANKA  http://www.scidev.net/en/south-asia/news/agrochemicals-blamed-for-chronic-kidney-disease-in-sri-lanka.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=en_news

 

           TO BAN OR NOT TO BAN: THE POWER OF MONSANTO

 

                                        FIRST THE BAN

 

Center for Public Integrity, March 13, 2014

-▶ SRI LANKA BANS MONSANTO HERBICIDE "ROUNDUP" CITING POTENTIAL LINK TO DEADLY KIDNEY DISEASE http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/03/13/14418/sri-lanka-bans-monsanto-herbicide-citing-potential-link-deadly-kidney-disease

 

 Institute of Science in Society, April 09, 2014
-▶SRI LANKA PARTIALLY BANS PESTICIDE CONTAINING GLYPHOSATE FOR DEADLY KIDNEY DISEASE EPIDEMIC. Glyphosate’s metal-chelating activity causes bioaccumulation of toxic metals in the body, resulting in an estimated 400 000 cases in Sri Lanka and 20 000 deaths Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji  http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Sri_Lanka_partially_bans_glyphosate.php

 

                                       THEN THE REVERSAL

 

Center For Public Integrity, April 11, 2014

-▶ MONSANTO 'ROUNDUP' HERBICIDE GLYPHOSATE BAN IN SRI LANKA PUT ON HOLD AS PESTICIDE INDUSTRY PUSHES BACK http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/04/11/14551/herbicide-ban-hold-sri-lanka-source-deadly-kidney-disease-remains-elusive

 

Natural News, April 20, 2014
MONSANTO PRESSURES SRI LANKA TO REVERSE BAN ON HERBICIDE BELIEVED TO BE CAUSING WIDESPREAD KIDNEY DISEASE http://www.naturalnews.com/044792_Monsanto_glyphosate_ban_kidney_disease.html#

 

Sustainable Pulse, May 13, 2014
-▶ UNDER PRESSURE, SRI LANKA REVERSES BAN ON SALE OF MONSANTO'S "ROUNDUP" GLYPHOSATE. GM Watch comment: As for the “European glyphosate task force” mentioned in the article, which has “concluded that there is no true link” between glyphosate herbicide and chronic kidney disease, let’s hope the Sri Lankan government recognises that THIS 'TASK FORCE' IS ENTIRELY MADE UP OF THE PESTICIDE COMPANIES that make and sell glyphosate herbicide! http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/05/13/sri-lanka-lifts-ban-sale-glyphosate/#.U3Mhgi_p5K4

 

 

                                  MYSTERY IN THE FIELDS

               The Center For Public Integrity, December 28, 2012

                                             SLIDESHOW
-▶ IN SRI LANKA, NEW STEPS TARGET THOUSANDS WITH KIDNEY DISEASE - AGROCHEMICALS, PESTICIDES http://www.publicintegrity.org/2012/12/28/11985/sri-lanka-new-steps-target-mysterious-kidney-disease

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As kidney disease kills thousands across continents, scientists scramble for answers http://ow.ly/dN3TU

 

Lanka Business OnLine, March 02, 2014

-▶ NEW STUDY:  SRI LANKA KILLER KIDNEY DISEASE LINKED TO MONSANTO WEEDICIDE, PHOSPHATE FERTILIZER http://www.lankabusinessonline.com/news/sri-lanka,-kidney-disease-linked-to-glysophate,-phosphate-fertilizer/2081217214

 

PRI's The World

-▶ SRI LANKA: KIDNEY AILMENT LINKED TO FARM CHEMICALS  http://ow.ly/dN3NE

 

                                                   WATCH: 

                                   "ROUNDUP" GLYPHOSATE

                          THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE:

                      New Charge Against Monsanto's Pesticide

                                  (Needed For GMO Crops)

                                          http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

 

Michael Pollan: "Don't miss this VIDEO, about the next wave of herbicide-tolerant crops from Monsanto-- will make Round-Up look benign"

 

                                                   WATCH:

                               ▶ DANGERS OF DICAMBA

           http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba

 

EcoWatch, March 27, 2014

▶BRAZIL SEEKS BAN ON GLYPHOSATE, MONSANTO HERBICIDE DUE TO ALARMING TOXICITY RISKS http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/27/brazil-ban-monsanto-herbicide-toxic/

 

 May 22, 2013 Natural New
▶ OVER 800 WORLD SCIENTISTS AGREE: GM CROPS ARE NOTHING SHORT OF A BIO-WAR ON OUR FOOD http://www.naturalnews.com/040447_GMO_biowar_food.html

 

 

 

 -▶ PESTICIDE OVERLOAD: 1.1 BILLION POUNDS USED PER YEAR http://sco.lt/7ilmE5

 

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

 

                                       INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

                                       BEYOND PESTICIDES
           PESTICIDE-INDUCED DISEASES DATA BASE -- CANCER
               http://www.beyondpesticides.org/health/cancer.php

 

Global Research, May 11, 2014

 -▶ MONSANTO, SYNGENTA AND BAYER CROPSCIENCE:  THE GMO BIOTECH SECTOR SCIENTIFIC DEBATE: CO-OPTATION, DECEPTION AND COLLUSION http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-syngenta-and-bayer-cropscience-the-gmo-biotech-sector-cant-win-the-scientific-debate-the-options-are-co-option-deception-and-collusion/5381725

 

 

                                                WATCH
                   INVESTIGATION: AL JAZEERA ENGLISH
              GMO BANANAS & PESTICIDES: HEAD TO HEAD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgDUftcYA84&list=PLarcyiuyaj1D4MTxuM31Uvwk40HV7oIPV&index=31

 

 

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                                        INDIA AND GMO  Bt COTTON

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The Asian Age, June 18, 2014
 -▶ INDIA'S NEW CORPORATE GOVERNMENT. Intelligence agencies are supposed to protect the safety and security of a nation and its citizens from external threats. Tragically, we now have a report from the Intelligence Bureau that promotes the very foreign interests that are threatening our seed and food sovereignty, the livelihood of our farmers and the health of our citizens. The IB report, which was commissioned by the UPA government but submitted to the newly elected NDA government, blindly promotes genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are the source of genetically modified foods. http://www.asianage.com/columnists/generously-motivated-526

 

 -▶ INDIA: 8,200 FARMERS SUICIDE: GMO PESTICIDES, GMO SEEDS,  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2409815369/india-8-200-farmers-suicide-maharashtra-state-revokes-monsanto-s-cotton-seed-license

 

-▶ INDIA'S BIOTECH INDUSTRY TRICKERY:  THE POWER OF THE GMO SEED PATENT MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/6vIzMf

 

INDIA'S MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT - DR. VANDANA SHIVA -           BIOTECH INDUSTRY TRICKERY http://sco.lt/8BpmF7

 

The Financial Express, June 07, 2014

BIOTECH INDUSTRY ON ATTACK: YOU WILL TAKE OUR SEEDS & PESTICIDES
-▶INDIA:  THREE CELLS TO BE SET UP TO USE INDUSTRY DATA TO IMPROVE PUBLIC PERCEPTION OF Bt COTTON http://m.financialexpress.com/news/three-cells-to-be-set-up-to-improve-public-perception-of-bt-cotton/1257937/

 

                                                WATCH

                                "SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY

                                          Vandana Shiva

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1054461972/seeding-deep-democracy-vandana-shiva

 

-▶ INDIA - WHERE MONSANTO HIDES OUT:  GENETIC ENGINEERING HAS NOT LIVED UP TO ITS' CLAIMS, SAYS SCIENTIST  http://sco.lt/98AmK9

 

  -▶ PEASANTS FOR FOOD SOVEREIGNTY: NORTH INDIAN FARMERS DESTROY MONSANTO'S GM CORN FIELD TRIALS http://sco.lt/7LtQMz

 

                                                         WATCH

                          "BITTER SEEDS" Award Winning Film,  Trailer

                   Monsanto, GMO Seeds And Indian Farmer Suicides

                                             http://sco.lt/5lJBEv

 

 

 

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                                                 OTHER COUNTRIES

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                                                           WATCH
                                                      Vandana Shiva
                                     THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND SEED
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYwOTLopWIw

 

Pambazuka, July 24. 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:  WHICH WAY AFRICA?
cc PHYS African governments are under intense pressure from within but also from big agribusiness and Western governments to embrace GMOs. Governments must resist all forms of arm-twisting and food colonialism and make their biotechnology choices based on the facts http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/92594

 

                                                SLIDESHOW

                             New York Times, May 08, 2014
-▶ DEADLY ILLNESS IN NICARAGUA BAFFLES EXPERTS http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/09/world/americas/deadly-illness-in-nicaragua-baffles-experts.html

 

allAfrica.com, March 14, 2014
  ▶ KENYA:  SWEET POISON: ILLEGAL RIPENING OF FRUITS WITH TOXIC CHEMICALS EXPOSES KENYANS TO CANCER http://allafrica.com/stories/201403140378.html

 

Pesticide Action Network, December 18, 2013

▶ PUERTO RICO: BAYER CROPSCIENCES FINED FOR ENDANGERING PUERTO RICAN FARMWORKERS WITH PESTICIDES http://www.panna.org/blog/bayer-fined-endangering-farmworkers

 

 Inter Press Service, August 12, 2012
▶ ARGENTINA: ACTIVISTS IN ARGENTINA EXPECT LANDMARK RULING AGAINST AGROCHEMICALS http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/08/activists-in-argentina-expect-landmark-ruling-against-agrochemicals/

 

GM Watch, October 19, 2013
▶ ARGENTINES LINK HEALTH PROBLEMS TO GMO AGROCHEMICALS http://gmwatch.org/index.php/news/archive/2013/15121-argentines-link-health-problems-to-agrochemicals

 

August 30, 2013 Sustainable Pulse:

-▶  THE NEVER-ENDING TREADMILL OF MORE AND STRONGER PESTICIDE:

-----BIOTECH INDUSTRY STARTS NEW ERA OF PESTICIDE-PROMOTING AGRICULTURE http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/08/30/biotech-industry-starts-new-era-of-pesticide-promoting-agriculture/#.UigyP7zc-RQ

 

  -▶ PESTICIDE LOBBY SPENDS MILLI0NS TO DEFEND CHEMICALS TIED TO HUMAN HEALTH AND BEE DEATHS http://sco.lt/5Fiin3

 

April 29, 2013 The Center for Public Integrity

-▶ NEW URGENCY TARGETS MYSTERIOUS KIDNEY DISEASE IN CENTRAL AMERICA http://www.publicintegrity.org/2013/04/29/12582/new-urgency-targets-mysterious-kidney-disease-central-america

 

 February 8, 2012 Food Integrity Campaign

 -▶ DROWNING IN HERBICIDE: MONSANTO IGNORES HEALTH CONCERNS http://www.foodwhistleblower.org/blog/23-2012/286-drowning-in-herbicide-monsanto-ignores-health-concerns

 

 GreenMediaInfo, June 23, 2013

  ▶  EXTREME TOXICITY OF "ROUNDUP"  DESTROYS GM/NON-GM 'SUBSTANTIAL EQUIVALENCE' ARGUMENT http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/monsantos-game-over-extreme-toxicity-roundup-destroys-justification-gm

 

Pesticide Action Group, March 12, 2014
-▶ THE BIG 6: BIGGER AND BADDER. The public comment period for Dow's new genetically engineered,  pesticide 2,4-D-resistant corn and soy closed. And despite comments from nearly 400,000 concerned individuals and farmers urging otherwise, USDA has signaled it will likely greenlight these new GE crops. http://www.panna.org/blog/big-6-bigger-badder

 

Treehugger, March 06, 2014

 ▶ A SILENT EPIDEMIC OF NEUROTOXINS IS THREATENING OUR CHILDREN'S BRAINS http://www.treehugger.com/health/silent-epidemic-neurotoxins-threatening-our-childrens-brains.html

 

The Nation, March 31, 2014 Edition

-▶WARNING SIGNS:  HOW PESTICIDES HARM THE YOUNG BRAIN. The pathbreaking CHAMACOS study has detected developmental problems in children born to mothers who toiled in California’s treated fields—but will anything change? http://www.thenation.com/article/178804/warning-signs-how-pesticides-harm-young-brain#

 

 

  -▶ OUR CHEMICAL-LADEN WORLD:  ARE THE BEES THE CANARY IN THE COAL MINE FOR HUMAN HEALTH AND WELL-BEING? http://sco.lt/4wbH61

 

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

 

    -▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3

 

                                           SILENCING THE SCIENTIST

              TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA - ALTRAZINE

                                                 http://sco.lt/8VIcAz

 

 Nation of Change, March 26, 2014

▶ DOW: THE OTHER MONSANTO http://www.nationofchange.org/dow-other-monsanto-1395841065

 

 Digital Journal, March 10, 2014

-▶ AS DOW SEEKS GROWTH, NEW ENLIST CROP AND CHEMICALS SEEN AS KEY (How Interesting they make no mention of toxic impact on environment and human health) http://www.digitaljournal.com/business/business/as-dow-seeks-growth-new-enlist-crop-chemicals-seen-as-key/article/375455

 

 -▶ THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD FOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

-▶ HOW BIOTECH CORPORATION AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3583767396/how-biotech-corporations-and-gmo-crops-are-threatening-the-environment-and-humankind-alike

 

 

                                              BAN GMOs NOW

                                          A Special ISIS Report

                                             http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

 

                                          PESTICIDE FACT SHEETS

                         Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides

              http://www.pesticide.org/get-the-facts/pesticide-factsheets

 

Oliver De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

March 10, 2014
-▶ DEMOCRACY AND DIVERSITY CAN MEND BROKEN FOOD SYSTEMS http://www.srfood.org/en/democracy-and-diversity-can-mend-broken-food-systems-final-diagnosis-from-un-right-to-food-expert

 

Common Dreams, March 21, 2014
  -▶ RADICAL UN REPORT PROMOTES DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF FOOD AND AN END TO CORPORATE DOMINATION http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/03/21-0

 

 

-▶ 7 CRAZY THINGS PESTICIDES ARE DOING TO YOUR BODY  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2367544798/7-crazy-things-pesticides-are-doing-to-your-body

 

=▶ ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE PLANTS'? THE CONNECTION BETWEEN GMO AND TOXIC PESTICIDES  http://sco.lt/9JFS65

 

 ▶ THINK THOSE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD HAVE BEEN TESTED?  http://sco.lt/7QxMob

 

 ▶  BIO-RAPE OF OUR NATIVE FOOD SUPPLY. FARMERS REPORT WIDESPREAD CROSS CONTAMINATION OF GE CROPS  BY BUNCH OF CORPORATE CRIMINALS:  http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/bio-rape-widespread-cross-contamination-of-GMO-crops-over-native-organic-food-supply.php

 

▶ LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE: A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13

 

Eat Drink Better
 -▶ SOYBEANS:  FACTORY FARMING AND THE DESTRUCTION OF LANDS AND LIVES IN ARGENTINA http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2013/12/23/soybeans-factory-farming-destruction-argentina/

 

  ▶ CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/9E1XDV

 

                                                       WATCH:

            THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)

                              The Leader of the Biotech Chemical Cartel

                                          http://sco.lt/7wFWFN

 

 

 ▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. Destruction of Planetary Life In The Name Of  "Growth" http://sco.lt/696Tlx

 

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Other countries that have been struck by a similarly mysterious form of chronic kidney disease - most notably, in Central America - offer dialysis to only a small fraction of patients who need it. Kidney dialysis is an expensive procedure.

In Sri Lanka, the government is trying to help larger numbers of patients. It is expanding access to dialysis and to kidney transplants. These efforts are keeping many patients alive.

But doctors and public health officials remain frustrated. They say more should be done to prevent people from getting sick in the first place.


This story was reported as part of a joint investigation by PRI's The World and the Center for Public Integrity.

 

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Wall Street, Corporations Gobbling Up American, Foreign Farmland, Threatening Future Agriculture and Global Food Security

Wall Street, Corporations Gobbling Up American, Foreign Farmland, Threatening Future Agriculture and Global Food Security | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

 Oakland Institute , February 18, 2014

▶ DOWN ON THE FARM: The first years of the twenty-first century will be remembered for a global land rush of nearly unprecedented scale. An estimated 500 million acres, an area eight times the size of Britain, was reported bought or leased across the developing world between 2000 and 2011, often at the expense of local food security and land rights. When the price of food spiked in 2008, pushing the number of hungry people in the world to over one billion, the interest of investors spiked as well, and within a year foreign land deals in the developing world rose by a staggering 200 percent. Today, enthusiasm for agriculture borders on speculative mania. Driven by everything from rising food prices to growing demand for biofuel, the financial sector is taking an interest in farmland as never before. As the Oakland Institute reported in 2012, a new generation of institutional investors—including hedge funds, private equity, pension funds, and university endowments—is eager to capitalize on global farmland as a new and highly desirable asset class... http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/down-on-the-farm

 

Modern Farmer, February 24, 2014
  -▶ WALL STREET QUIETLY GOBBLING UP AMERICA'S FARM LAND http://modernfarmer.com/2014/02/wall-street-quietly-gobbling-americas-farm-land/

 

 Mother Jones, March 14, 2014

  -▶ WALL STREET INVESTORS TAKE AIM AT FARMLAND http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/03/land-grabs-not-just-africa-anymore

 

 June 8, 2011 BBC News Africa
- ▶ HEDGE FUNDS 'GRABBING LAND' IN AFRICA http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13688683

 

                                             INVESTIGATION
                                  Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/11/bruce_wrobel_cameroon_palm_oil_herakles_greenpeace_logging

 

 Guardian, May 28, 2014
  ▶CORPORATE STRANGLEHOLD OF FARMLAND A RISK TO WORLD FOOD SECURITY, STUDY SAYS. Small farmers are being squeezed out as mega-farms and plantations gobble up their land http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/28/farmland-food-security-small-farmers

 

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

 

                                                  -- WATCH --

                                                 Documentary:

                                    May 3, 2011 FarmlandGrab
- ▶ "PLANET FOR SALE" BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542

 

  Action Aid Report, May 23, 2014
  ▶ GLOBAL POLICIES ENCOURAGE LAND GRABBING AND WORSEN HUNGER AND POVERTY. “Allowing land to become vehicles for wealthy corporations and individuals to become richer while pushing vulnerable rural people into poverty and hunger is unjust, unwise and unethical,” it said in the report.  http://www.trust.org/item/20140523061928-bn12w/

 

 

                                                           WATCH
                                                      Vandana Shiva
                                     THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND SEED
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYwOTLopWIw

 

 

 EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

  -▶ STOP FEEDING THE BEAST AND START FEEDING THE PEOPLE. We have a system of predatory agriculture in which corporations pursue private gain relentlessly regardless of the social consequences. Social consequences can be defined as anything from polluting our water, land and air to impacting the health of our families to making the business of farming economically unsustainable. http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/22/stop-feeding-beast-start-feeding-people/

 

 

                                               WATCH (6:29)
                   ANNA LAPPE AND FOOD MYTHBUSTERS
   DO WE NEED INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE TO FEED THE WORLD
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uem2ceZMxYk

 

Food and Environment Reporting Network, April 02, 2014
  -▶ PLOWED UNDER. Across the Western Plains, native grassland is being turned into farmland at a rate not seen since the 1920s. The environmental consequences could be disastrous. - See more at http://thefern.org/2014/04/plowed-under/

 

 Civil Eats, March 04, 2014
  -▶ BETTING THE FARM:  WILL INVESTOR-LED LAND GRABS MEAN MORE CORPORATE AG? http://civileats.com/2014/03/04/betting-the-farm-will-investor-led-land-grabs-mean-more-corporate-ag/

 

 

                                                    WATCH

                      Corporate Control of Our Agriculture and Food

                           Dr Vandana Shiva "Rights of Nature"

                          2014 Tribunal President's Statement

                                           http://sco.lt/6qeJU1

 

 

TripleCrisis, January 14, 2014
▶ THE DANGER OF TRUSTING CORPORATIONS TO LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINST WORLD HUNGER http://triplecrisis.com/the-danger-of-entrusting-corporations-to-lead-the-fight-against-world-hunger/

 

 Businessweek, January 09, 2014
  -▶ INDUSTRIAL FARMING:  STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS MAY GIVE LEGAL SHIELD TO CORPORATIONS http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-09/industrial-farming-state-constitutional-amendments-may-give-legal-shield

 

 Common Dreams, March 21, 2014
  -▶ RADICAL UN REPORT PROMOTES DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF FOOD AND AN END TO CORPORATE DOMINATION http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/03/21-0

 

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-▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3

 

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 -▶  WE ALLOW MULTINATIONAL FOOD CORPORATIONS AND SPECULATORS TO DECIDE EVERYDAY WHO IS EATING AND LIVING, AND WHO IS STARVING AND DYING http://africasacountry.com/jean-ziegler-we-let-them-starve/

 

 BBC News, March 03, 2014
 -▶  FEWER CROPS NOW FEEDING THE WORLD: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE THREATENS GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26382067

 

 USDA report, February 20, 2014
  -▶ CORPORATE FARMING GROWS

The latest U.S. Census of Agriculture shows the average size of an Iowa farm operation continues to grow, while the number of farmers continues to shrink http://www.radioiowa.com/2014/02/20/usda-report-number-of-farms-on-the-decline-in-iowa/

 

The Ecologist, March 21, 2014
  -▶ UKRAINE:  THE CORPORATE ANNEXATION: MEGA PROFITS FOR MULTI-NATIONAL AGRI-BUSINESS AND ENERGY EXPLOITATION http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2328765/ukraine_the_corporate_annexation.html

 

 

April 17, 2013 - The Guardian

- ▶ LAND 'GRABS' EXPAND TO EUROPE AS BIG BUSINESS BLOCKS ENTRY TO FARMING http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/apr/17/land-grabs-europe-big-business-farming

 

                                                      WATCH:
                                                Deutche Welles

         LAND GRAB - SPECULATORS BUYING UP EASTERN GERMANY

Corporations and investors are buying into agriculture in Germany’s Eastern states on a big scale and pushing out long-established businesses. In some areas, investors now own almost a third of total arable land. Many farmers are worried they’ll be forced out of business entirely. http://www.dw.de/land-grab-are-speculators-buying-up-eastern-germany/av-17511574

 

▶ LAND GRABS:  HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/5YJpKb

 

 Truthout, April 14, 2014
▶ THE TRANSFORMATIVE POTENTIAL OF THE RIGHT TO FOOD http://truth-out.org/news/item/23086-the-transformative-potential-of-the-right-to-food

 

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                                                     BIG FOOD

                                            Vox, April 23, 2014
MICHAEL POLLAN THINKS WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://www.vox.com/2014/4/23/5627992/big-food-michael-pollan-thinks-wall-street-has-way-too-much-influence

 

▶  BUYING UP THE OPPOSITION: GIANT AGRI-FOOD CORPORATIONS GOBBLING UP NATION'S $63 BILLION YEARLY ORGANIC FOOD BUSINESS http://sco.lt/4oTOEr


                             BAN GMOs NOW - A Special ISIS Report
                                          http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

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EcoNexus, October 2003

  -▶ HUNGRY CORPORATIONS: REPORT PDF DOWNLOAD

Transnational Biotech Companies Colonize the Food Chain

http://www.econexus.info/publication/hungry-corporations

 

  -▶ THE TRILLION DOLLAR CORPORATE GIVEAWAY:  THE U.S. FARM BILL - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW http://sco.lt/7Svsi9

 

The Guardian, March 12, 2014
-▶ THE TRUTH ABOUT LOBBYING:  10 WAYS BUSINESS CONTROLS GOVERNMENTS. Whether facing down a threat to profits from a corporate tax hike, or pushing for market opportunities – such as government privatisations – lobbying has become another way of making money. Here are the 10 key steps that lobbying businesses will follow to bend government to their will. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/mar/12/lobbying-10-ways-corprations-influence-government

 

   -▶ HOW MEGA BANKS DROVE A MACK TRUCK THRU A LOOPHOLE TO DOMINATE AND CONTROL GLOBAL POLITICS, INDUSTRY AND SOCIETY http://sco.lt/4iZ2ED

 

Environmental Health News, February 12, 2014

  -▶ CORPORATIONS, INVESTORS GRABBING LAND AND WATER OVERSEAS. As a growing population stresses the world's food and water supplies, corporations and investors in wealthy countries are buying up foreign farmland and the freshwater perks that come with it. From Sudan to Indonesia, most of the land lies in poverty-stricken regions, so experts warn that this widespread purchasing could expand the gap between developed and developing countries. The “water grabbing” by corporations amounts to 454 billion cubic meters per year globally, according to a new study by environmental scientists. That’s about 5 percent of the water the world uses annually. For countries reliant on farming and already suffering from poverty, the potential impacts are huge, said Paolo D’Odorico, a University of Virginia professor. “In many of these countries, the sum of the water being grabbed would be enough to eliminate malnourishment,” he said. Some of the more active buyers in the United States, which leads the pack in number of deals, include multinational investors Nile Trading and Development, BHP Billiton, Unitech and media magnate Ted Turner, according to the researchers. Most purchasers are agricultural, biofuel and timber investors. http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/land-grabbing

 

 

  -▶  AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM? CORPORATE PROFITS vs SMALL HOLDER FARMERS INTEREST http://sco.lt/8JKbIn

 

  -▶ WIKILEAKS: USA GOVERNMENT PUSHES MONSANTO, GMO CROPS GLOBALLY: STARTS 'TRADE WARS' WITH NATIONS OPPOSED http://sco.lt/6PzO9x

 

▶ LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE: A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/13

 

                                       ▶  FARM-AGEDDON    -▶

No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

 

 

Green Is The New Red: FEBRUARY 28, 2014
  -▶ IDAHO GOVERNOR SIGNS AG-GAG LAW MAKING IT ILLEGAL TO EXPOSE ANIMAL CRUELTY ON FACTORY FARMS - FURTHER PROTECTING CORPORATE FARMING http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/breaking-idaho-governor-signs-ag-gag-law-making-it-illegal-to-expose-animal-cruelty/7658/

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, October 23, 2012
▶ PLACING PROFITS ABOVE WELL BEING: CHALLENGING THE DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF THE AGRO-CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/anna-lappe-activist-food-campaign

 

Guardian Sustainable Business

▶   NOCAMPAIGN CHALLENGES DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF AGRO-CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/blog/anna-lappe-activist-food-campaign

 

 ▶  INVESTIGATIVE REPORT:  SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION AND MEGA-FARMS http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

▶  THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS AND RUNOFF - DESTROYING OUR WATERWAYS, GROUNDWATER, RIVERS AND SOIL http://sco.lt/5ZDrZh

 

 

June 21, 2013 Seed Daily

- ▶ CHINESE BUYS UP CANADA FARMS, SQUEEZING OUT SMALL FARMERS: THE GLOBAL CORPORATE LAND GRAB http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Chinese_buy_up_Canada_farms_is_Beijing_behind_it_999.html

 

 Pambazuka, February 12, 2014

▶ BOOM TOWN: CHINESE INVESTMENT IN AFRICA AT AN UNPRECEDENTED LEVEL: LEAVING LOCAL BUSINESS IN THE DUST http://pambazuka.org/en/category/features/90523

 

 

Mail Online, March 14, 2014
 ▶  SCIENTISTS HIDDEN LINKS TO THE GM FOOD GIANTS http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2581387/Scientists-hidden-links-GM-food-giants-Disturbing-truth-official-report-said-UK-forge-Frankenfoods.html

 

 

 ▶  CONTEMPORARY CORPORATE AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xupV3

 

 ▶  MEATONOMICS: THE DIRTY TRUTH ABOUT CHEAP MEAT http://sco.lt/5MiErp

 

 Wired, February 21, 2014
▶  FROM BIRD FLU TO BIG FARMS:  THE RISE OF CHINA'S MEGA AGRICULTURE http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2014/02/iatp-china/

 

▶  ARE YOU EATING CLONED PIG?  CHINA ENTERS USA FOOD MARKET UNLABELED, UNREGULATED http://sco.lt/9IkFmr

 

 

                                                       VIDEO:

FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/4l725B

 

 

-▶ MASSIVE LAND GRABBING BY MULTINATIONAL FIRMS PREVALENT IN UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES AND WILL GET WORSE WITH TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

At present, some 1.5 million hectares of land are primed for lease to foreign countries, and the Philippine government is set to open more agricultural lands to monopoly corporations of the United States, European Union, South Korea and Australia.
Lawmakers in the Philippines are pushing for amendments to the 1987 Constitution to allow 100 percent foreign ownership of land. This is reportedly a condition set on the Philippine government before being accepted to the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), a trade pact being organized by the US government.
- See more at: http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22386#sthash.xl4kiTPB.dpuf

 

 ▶  FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATION OF AGRICULTURE AND AMERICA http://sco.lt/8oSVBx

 

                                                    WATCH (56:27)
                            STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                   HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU

 

 ▶ THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/696Tlx

 

The Guardian, February 18, 2014
▶ G8 NEW ALLIANCE CONDEMNED AS NEW WAVE OF COLONIALISM IN AFRICA. Critics say landmark initiative to boost agriculture and relieve poverty favours big business to the detriment of small farmers http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/18/g8-new-alliance-condemned-new-colonialism

 

Guardian Global Development, February 18, 2014
▶ THE G8 AND THE CORPORATE TAKE OVER OF AFRICAN FARMING. As part of the New Alliance, 10 African governments have signed up to change dozens of laws, policies and regulations to make their countries more attractive to the private sector. Collectively, they have made more than 200 commitments, including the overhaul of seed and tax laws and the setting aside of hundreds of thousands of hectares of land for commercial investors.   http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/interactive/2014/feb/18/g8-fight-future-african-farming-interactive

 

▶ THE BIGGER PICTURE: "Monsanto Protection Act" the Trans Pacific Partnership and Corporate Governance http://sco.lt/8XeEyX

 

 

           --  A MUST WATCH ON GROWING CORPORATE ECOCIDE --
                                              VIDEO REPORT
                            September 15, 2013 The Real News
-▶ PHILIPPINE ACTIVISTS FIGHT BACK AGAINST CORPORATE AND MILITARY FORCES DESTROYING THEIR LAND, FORESTS AND LIVELIHOODS: Corporate agri-businesses like U.S.-based Dole, Del Monte, Monsanto, along with international and Philippine mines, are polluting waterways and destroying the surrounding farms. Chinese, European, Canadian, and Filipino mines are stripping away the mountains to get at what some estimate to be the largest iron deposit in the world. There also some of the most significant gold, nickel, and copper reserves in Asia. http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10725

 

 

The Week, October 8, 2013
▶ PEAK SOIL:  WHY NUTRITION IS DISAPPEARING FROM OUR FOOD http://theweek.com/article/index/250753/peak-soil-why-nutrition-is-disappearing-from-our-food

 

 

 - ▶ CORPORATE GOVERNANCE? NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL AS SOVEREIGN RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAY http://sco.lt/6P14JF

 

 

 


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The institution that would best exemplify corporate colonialism is Goldman Sachs. This became all too apparent in the 2008-2009 financial crisis. Goldman Sachs has its thumb on Washington, Wall Street, Main Street, America's heartland, America's forestland, the IMF, the World Bank, China, Russia, and the list goes on. The ruling elite answers to Goldman Sachs.

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Our Industrial, Western Agricultural Food System Is Destroying the Earth and Our Health | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

 AllAfrica, January 07, 2014

▶OUR CONTEMPORARY, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH

Over the course of the past century our food supply has shifted from local to global. Most food our grandparents ate was grown regionally, often by neighbourhood farmers.

   Today our food comes from across the world. More importantly, it is often produced in highly destructive ways, at the lowest possible cost.

Consequently our food production system is responsible for accelerating the rate of destruction of the very ecosystems we are reliant upon in order to maintain our delicate global environmental equilibrium.

   We cut and clear the lungs of the world, our tropical rainforests, to feed livestock or grow dishonestly named "biofuels". We bulldoze natural filtration systems and the nurseries for life like wetlands and mangrove swamps to produce luxury foods for obese populations...  http://allafrica.com/stories/201401071158.html?viewall=1

 

                                               WATCH 59:94
                                              Vandana Shiva
                             THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND SEED
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYwOTLopWIw

 

                               SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

                                      http://www.pambazuka.org/en/

 

 

Nation of Change, July 27, 2014
-▶  TOP AGRIBUSINESS FOOD COMPANIES DUMPING WASTE IN OUR WATERS. Companies like Tyson Foods, Cargill, Inc., and Perdue Farms Inc. dump their garbage—more than 206 million pounds of it—into our water almost every year and leave others to worry about the clean-up. Now, as the Environmental Protection Agency considers a rule to restore the Clean Water Act, these companies are pulling out all the stops to maintain their freedom to dump and pollute, regardless of the toxic outcomes. http://www.nationofchange.org/top-agribusiness-food-companies-dumping-waste-our-waters-1406476247

 

Pambazuka, July 24. 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:  WHICH WAY AFRICA?
African governments are under intense pressure from within but also from big agribusiness and Western governments to embrace GMOs. Governments must resist all forms of arm-twisting and food colonialism and make their biotechnology choices based on the facts http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/92594

 

 BBC News, March 03, 2014

 -▶ FEWER CROPS FEEDING THE WORLD: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE THREATENING FOOD SECURITY http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26382067

 

 Union Of Concerned Scientists

▶  OUR AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM HAS LOST IT'S WAY - TOWARD HEALTHY FOOD AND FARMS - http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/

 

Common Dreams, February 18, 2013

 ▶ INDUSTRIAL AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2

 

Common Dreams, March 21, 2014
  -▶ RADICAL UN REPORT PROMOTES DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF FOOD AND AN END TO CORPORATE DOMINATION http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/03/21-0

 

                                                   WATCH

DR. VANDANA SHIVA "RIGHTS OF NATURE" 2014 TRIBUNAL PRESIDENT'S STATEMENT http://sco.lt/6qeJU1

 

                                              VIDEO (FASCINATING)
                                     The Poverty-Environment Initiative
 BHUTAN, GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jf9xrnUjpI

 

Biocultural Heritage,
 ▶  SMALLHOLDER INDIGENOUS INNOVATION FOR RESILIENCE. Much of the world's agrobiodiversity has been lost in the last century due to the spread of modern agriculture. Only about 30 crops now provide 95% of all human diet (FAO). The pockets of crop diversity that remain, which are often sustained by indigenous people and small-scale farmers, are vital for food security because they provide options for adaptation, now and in the future. These local varieties (or landraces), are adapted to the natural and cultural environment, are often more resilient than modern crops, and are continuing to co-evolve with farmers to adapt to change. But this diversity is in steady decline and innovation by small-scale farmers is weakening as a result of top down research and development in agriculture, which undermines their capacity to adapt. http://biocultural.iied.org/smallholder-innovation-resilience-sifor

 

One World News, December 9, 2013
-▶ INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE VITAL FOR BIODIVERSITY, SAY EXPERTS
With species disappearing up to 1,000 times faster than the natural extinction rate, biodiversity experts say knowledge co-production with indigenous peoples has growing importance.
 http://oneworld.org/2013/12/05/indigenous-knowledge-vital-for-biodiversity-say-experts/

 

 ▶ FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE' http://sco.lt/8q2M41

 

 Intercontinental Cry Magazine, July 17, 2014
 ▶  INDIGENOUS MOUNTAIN FARMERS UNITE ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND RIGHT TO THEIR OWN SEED http://intercontinentalcry.org/indigenous-mountain-farmers-unite-climate-change-24793/

 

  -▶ ANOTHER REASON TO AVOID CONVENTIONAL, INDUSTRIAL WHEAT AND GRAINS:  LASHINGS, UPON LASHINGS OF POWERFUL TOXIC INSECTICIDES: NEONICOTINOIDS http://lincoln-adams.wsu.edu/agriculture/NACAA-Wireworm-Control-Poster-2011.pdf

 

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

 

TakePart, July 10, 2014

 ▶  LEGAL FIGHT BY CORPORATE AGRICULTURE WHO WANT STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS AND OTHER LEGAL MEASURES TO COUNTER RESISTANCE TO INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE . http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/07/10/right-farm-laws

 

  -▶ THOUSANDS OF SRI LANKA FARMERS DYING: STUDY LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE TO AGROCHEMICALS, PESTICIDES  http://sco.lt/7vsgzp

 

                                                SHORT VIDEO:
                 THE SEVEN MYTHS OF INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE

                                           http://sco.lt/8adA9p

 

HUNGRY CORPORATIONS http://sco.lt/8xbKi1

 

 International Center for Tropical Agriculture, March 03, 2014

 -▶ GLOBALIZED DIET:  MORE FOOD, LESS DIVERSITY, MORE ASSOCIATED RISKS http://www.ciatnews.cgiar.org/2014/03/03/globalized-diet-more-food-less-diversity-more-associated-risks/

 

Green Biz, May 15, 2014
 ▶  WHY WE NEED TO GO BEYOND CORN, WHEAT AND RICE http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/05/15/why-we-need-go-beyond-corn-wheat-and-rice

 

                                    INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

                                       BEYOND PESTICIDES
           PESTICIDE-INDUCED DISEASES DATA BASE -- CANCER
               http://www.beyondpesticides.org/health/cancer.php

 

 

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


OutsideOnline, May 12, 2014
▶ YOUR FOOD IS POISONING YOU http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/bodywork/performance-plate/Your-Food-Is-Poisoning-You.html

 

 

Brigit Strawbridge, May 09, 2013
▶  A WEE RANT ABOUT THE WAY WE ARE FARMING THE LIFE OUT OF PLANET EARTH  http://beestrawbridge.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-wee-rant-about-way-we-are-farming.html

 

Nation of Change, May 09, 2014
▶  INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE:  TOO BIG TO SUCCEED http://www.nationofchange.org/industrial-agriculture-too-big-succeed-1399648798

 

Mother Jones, May 07, 2014

-▶ OUR ALARMING FOOD FUTURE, EXPLAINED IN 7 CHARTS http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/05/6-alarming-facts-food-and-global-warming

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, May 01, 2014
▶ 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-blog/10-things-need-to-know-global-food-system

 

 One Green Planet, February 26, 2017

▶ HOW THE GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL FOOD COMPLEX LEAVES PEOPLE HUNGRY AND UNDERNOURISHED http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/whos-eating-the-worlds-grain/

 

 Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

  March 10, 2014

 Oliver De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

-▶ DEMOCRACY AND DIVERSITY CAN MEND BROKEN FOOD SYSTEMS http://www.srfood.org/en/democracy-and-diversity-can-mend-broken-food-systems-final-diagnosis-from-un-right-to-food-expert

-▶ FULL FINAL REPORT http://www.srfood.org/images/stories/pdf/officialreports/20140310_finalreport_en.pdf

 

 

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       SMALL FARMING vs MEGA MONOCROP CORPORATE FARMING

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September 4, 2013 NPR

▶  THERE WILL BE NO COMPETITION: HOW BIG AGRICULTURE AND USDA ARE EASING OUT SMALL FARMERS WITH NEW FOOD SAFETY RULES http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/09/04/218642746/small-farmers-in-new-england-fear-new-food-safety-rules

 

Nation of Change, April 08, 2014
▶  HOW BIG AG'S CHEMICALS RUINED INDIGENOUS PLANTS AND ERADICATED THE WORLD'S FOOD SUPPLY http://www.nationofchange.org/how-big-ag-s-chemicals-ruined-indigenous-plants-and-eradicated-world-s-food-supply-1396966325

 

Cornucopia Institute, June 11, 2014
 ▶  SMALL FARMERS ARE FEEDING THE WORLD ON LESS LAND. A new study by GRAIN reports that small farmers are the world’s main food producers and they do it on a quarter of the land of large farms. As large monoculture farms continue to gobble up the land to grow exports, small farmers are producing more food per acre and feeding the local people. Biodiversity and companion planting on small farms further reduce crop losses to drought, pests and disease. http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/06/small-farmers-feeding-world-less-land/

 

GRAIN, May 28, 214
 ▶  HUNGRY FOR LAND:  SMALL FARMERS FEED THE WORLD FOR LESS THAN A QUARTER OF ALL FARMLAND AS CORPORATIONS ACCELERATE LAND GRABS http://www.grain.org/article/entries/492

 

 ▶ LAND GRABS:  HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/5YJpKb

 

                                               WATCH (6:29)
                   ANNA LAPPE AND FOOD MYTHBUSTERS
   DO WE NEED INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE TO FEED THE WORLD?
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uem2ceZMxYk

 

 

 CS Globe, Aprl 14, 2014
 ▶  SMALL SCALE FARMING CAN FEED THE WORLD: UN REPORT http://csglobe.com/small-scale-farming-can-feed-world/

 

ETC Group, September 06, 2013

  -▶  WHO WILL FEED US? THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD CHAIN OR THE PEASANT FOOD WEBS? http://www.etcgroup.org/content/poster-who-will-feed-us-industrial-food-chain-or-peasant-food-webs

 

 

                         SUSTAINABLE PEASANT'S AGRICULTURE -
                     STATEMENT OF THE 2014 FARMERS FORUM

                              La Via CampesIna, February 25, 2014
(Rome, February 21, 2014) We, delegates to the 5th Farmers’ Forum, the representatives of small-scale producer organizations, speaking on behalf of millions of small-scale farmers, artisanal fishers, pastoralists, livestock breeders, and indigenous communities, hereby communicate our opinions and proposals to IFAD and its governing bodies...http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/main-issues-mainmenu-27/sustainable-peasants-agriculture-mainmenu-42/1562-statement-of-the-2014-farmers-forum

 

  - ▶ FOOD FOREST CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF 'FEAST OR FAMINE" - BIG CORPORATE AG IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/5U402L

 

  Guardian Development, March 10, 2014
-▶ FOOD SYSTEM THAT FAILS POOR COUNTRIES NEEDS URGENT REFORM, SAYS UN EXPERT http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/mar/10/food-system-poor-countries-reform-olivier-de-schutter

 

Eat Drink Better

▶  HOW FAMILY FARMS CAN FEED THE WORLD AND SAVE THE EARTH http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2014/03/10/family-farms-feed-the-world/

 

National Geographic, "Future of Food" May 02, 2014
▶ FEED THE WORLD:  FAMILY FARMERS HOLD KEYS TO AGRICULTURE IN A WARMING WORLD. Faced with global warming and a population that will swell to nine billion by 2050, a growing number of experts say that the way to feed the masses as climate change makes growing our food more difficult is to focus on family farmers, who often can barely feed themselves. ... 

   When policymakers in the developed world talk about feeding billions of extra mouths in the decades to come, it's multinational agribusinesses—which operate industrial-size farms—that usually get most of the attention.

   But in the long run, it's small-scale farmers in the developing world, using low-tech but sustainable agricultural techniques, who may be best poised to lead the way in adapting to a warmer world and ensuring the security of the global food supply. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/05/140502-climate-change-agriculture-family-farm-science/

 

Guardian Environment, February 03, 2014

-▶ INDIGENOUS DIETS CAN FIGHT MODERN ILLNESSES, SAY HEALTH EXPERTS  Unprecedented levels of chronic non-communicable diseases are prompting calls to revert to the diets of our ancestors to regain lost nutrients. It is believed that such a shift would help to improve society's relationship with the Earth and restore human and environmental health.
"The rise of the industrial model of agriculture has contributed greatly to people being disconnected from the food on their plates," says Sarah Somian, a France-based nutritionist. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/03/indigenous-diets-fight-modern-illnesses

 

 
                                                 WATCH (10:46)

                                        The Satoyama Initiative
SATOYAMA: TOWARD A RURAL SOCIETY IN HARMONY WITH NATURE Japan gave the name of the SATOYAMA Initiative to establishment of universal philosophy for sustainable maintenance and use of natural resources https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAcS6px3WEg

 

                                              ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                        http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

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  Pambazuka -Voices for Freedom and Justice in Africa

▶ HOW MEGA CORPORATIONS FRAME ISSUES OF FOOD AND GLOBAL HUNGER FOR THEIR OWN SELF-INTEREST AND BOTTOM=LINE PROFITS. There is a new, but deceptive, foreign drive to end hunger in Africa through large-scale agribusiness. Yet helping poor households in rural Africa feed themselves in an affordable manner means introducing low-cost, sustainable enhancements to farming.

...The rise of philanthrocapitalism in the US, where former and current business leaders, through the strength of their foundations, have increasingly come to influence the shape and direction of US international development programmes. Central to the philanthrocapitalist worldview is a belief that private enterprise is the fundamental agent of progressive change and that business acumen trumps other forms of expertise... http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/85291

 

Eat Drink Better

 -▶ SOYBEANS:  FACTORY FARMING AND THE DESTRUCTION OF LANDS AND LIVES IN ARGENTINA http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2013/12/23/soybeans-factory-farming-destruction-argentina/

 

  - ▶  HOW BIOTECH CORPORATIONS AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://sco.lt/7OmezB

 

                            BAN GMOs NOW - SPECIAL REPORT

                                   Institute of Science in Society

                                                  @ISISscience

 

 

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

 

▶ THIS GRAND EXPERIMENT ON HUMANITY MUST STOP: GMO BILL GATES FUNDS RISKY, UNTESTED UNREGULATED VITAMIN FORTIFIED GMO FOOD FOR AFRICA AND INDIA http://sco.lt/6CZccT

 

 

                      AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM? 

         CORPORATE PROFITS v SMALL HOLDER FARMERS INTEREST

                                       http://sco.lt/8JKbIn

 

 

 allAfrica.com: February 18, 2014

▶  DESPITE CLIMATE CHANGE, AFRICAN CAN FEED AFRICA. There is a continuing argument as to whether the industrial agricultural revolution will solve some or all of Africa's climate change problems. However, experts maintain that industrial agriculture currently accounts for one third of all greenhouse gas emissions--the very element most responsible for climate change. Additionally, they believe that the resources and infrastructure required to operate an industrial agricultural system in Africa are impractical for smallholder farmers... http://allafrica.com/stories/201402191455.html

 

                                                 AFRICA - SOLD:

OBAMA PUTS G8, BIG 6 BIOTECH CHEMICAL GMO GIANTS IN CHARGE OF "ENDING HUNGER" IN AFRICA http://sco.lt/7ENN8D

 

                                                       VIDEO

-▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/4l725B

 

 -▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE, INDIGENOUS LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

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 ▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS GOBBLING UP AMERICAN, FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/8mcmbR

 

 ▶  OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE: SEED PATENT AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD: THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/6FiLkv

 

 EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

  -▶ STOP FEEDING THE BEAST AND START FEEDING THE PEOPLE. We have a system of predatory agriculture in which corporations pursue private gain relentlessly regardless of the social consequences. Social consequences can be defined as anything from polluting our water, land and air to impacting the health of our families to making the business of farming economically unsustainable. http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/22/stop-feeding-beast-start-feeding-people/

 

 Guardian Environment, March 25, 2014

 ▶ FUTURISTIC FARMS: RETHINKING MONOCULTURE FARMING AND  HOW WE GROW OUR FOOD. It’s a vicious cycle that has been the curse of destructive agriculture for thousands of years: remove native vegetation, continuously grow crops, don’t rest the land or return nutrients. Erode and exhaust soils. Move on. Repeat.

We can choose another fate: understand the land, take care of the soil. We need to farm as nature does – with diverse crops, and plants and animals together – rather than the so-called “monocultural” school of farming that grows huge fields of annual crops. Natural ecosystems are complex, and dominated by perennials, a dense mat of fibrous roots that exists in the soil year-round, tightly holding soil and water. Annual crops have those fully developed living roots for just a few fleeting weeks during the growing season. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/25/california-drought-silicon-valley-moment

 

EcoWatch, March 31, 2014
▶  HOW ECOLOGICAL FARMING BUILDS RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/31/ecological-farming-resilience-climate-change/

 

Common Dream, February 27, 2014
  - ▶  ORGANIC AGRICULTURE:  THE WAY FORWARD IN THE AGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE. Cling to a food system that contributes to climate change and jeopardizes food security, or adopt a regenerative system that strengthens food security and helps mitigate the climate crisis—"The choice is ours to make," a new report states. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/27-6

 

 - ▶  PERMACULTURE IS THE SILVER-GREEN BULLET FOR THE MIDDLE EAST http://sco.lt/5Tql9d

 

 

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 TripleCrisis, January 14, 2014
▶ THE DANGER OF TRUSTING CORPORATIONS TO LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINST WORLD HUNGER http://triplecrisis.com/the-danger-of-entrusting-corporations-to-lead-the-fight-against-world-hunger/

 

   -▶ FOOD FIGHTS, CORPORATE TRADE AGREEMENTS, AND STATES' RIGHTS:  DEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY? http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_29258.cfm

 

 ▶ TOP TEN DISTURBING NEWS STORIES AND WHY CORPORATE FOOD IS THREATENING OUR FOOD SUPPLIES http://sco.lt/5QMaqv

 

The Ecologist, June 2, 2014

 -▶ THE BIG TEN FOOD COMPANIES MUST JOIN THE CLIMATE FIGHT. In the fight for zero hunger in a safer climate, the silence of the food and beverage industry is not a virtue. They must cut their huge carbon emissions, campaign to protect global climate, and rethink their entire mission to encompass health and wellbeing. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2445685

 

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                                                     BIG FOOD

                                            Vox, April 23, 2014
MICHAEL POLLAN THINKS WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://www.vox.com/2014/4/23/5627992/big-food-michael-pollan-thinks-wall-street-has-way-too-much-influence

 

 May 18, 2013 New York Times
-▶  THE HEALTH TOLL OF IMMIGRATING INTO A WESTERN FOOD ENVIRONMENT http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/health/the-health-toll-of-immigration.html?hp&_r=0

 

Humanosphere, February 11, 2015
-▶ WHY CANCER IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES MATTERS, IN ONE GRAPH http://www.humanosphere.org/2014/02/cancer-developing-countries-matters-one-graph/

 

                                                      VIDEO
                                        FACTORY FARMING
                   The Brutal Basics of America's Modern Farms
http://www.aspca.org/blog/factory-farming-video-brutal-basics-modern-farms

 

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April 18, 2014, The Two-Way

 ▶  CHINA ADMITS THAT ONE-FIFTH OF IT'S FARMLAND IS CONTAMINATED - Unbridled industrialization with almost no environmental regulation has resulted in the toxic contamination of one-fifth of China's farmland, the Communist Party has acknowledged for the first time. http://listen.sdpb.org/post/china-admits-one-fifth-its-farmland-contaminated

 

Guardian Environment, March 06, 2014
 -▶ FOR AMERICANS TO TALK ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY IS A BIT OF A JOKE. Influence of local food effort is tiny but industrial agriculture is blasting ahead at a great rate, says author, farmer and activist. Wendell Berry argues against industrial agriculture and for small-scale, local-based farming  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/06/wendell-berry-americans-sustainability-joke

 

 Oliver De Schutter, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right To Food, May 19, 2014
▶ UNHEALTHY DIETS GREATER THREAT TO HEALTH THAN TOBACCO:  UN EXPERT CALLS FOR GLOBAL REGULATION http://www.srfood.org/en/unhealthy-diets-greater-threat-to-health-than-tobacco-un-expert-calls-for-global-regulation

 

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 ▶ WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life  http://sco.lt/8idD7J

 

                                                   WATCH:   

                          THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE:

      NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP

                                  (NEEDED FOR GMO CROPS)

                                          http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

Michael Pollan: "Don't miss this VIDEO, about the next wave of herbicide-tolerant crops from Monsanto-- will make Round-Up look benign"

                                                   WATCH:

                               ▶ DANGERS OF DICAMBA

           http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba

 

Nation of Change, March 26, 2014
▶ DOW: THE OTHER MONSANTO http://www.nationofchange.org/dow-other-monsanto-1395841065

 

Global Research, January 2, 2014

 ▶ MONSANTO ROUNDUP: BIG AG PESTICIDES AND  THE IMPACTS OF GLYPHOSATE HERBICIDE ON HUMAN HEALTH
The foodstuffs of the Western diet, primarily grown by industrial agriculture, are increasingly being produced using a two-part system of engineered plant seeds and toxic chemical application. Consequences are most of the diseases and conditions associated with a Western diet, which include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-roundup-the-impacts-of-glyphosate-herbicide-on-human-health-pathways-to-modern-diseases/5342520

 

March 05, 2015
-▶ GUATEMALA: CROPS IN VALLEY OF PEACE DESTROYED BY GLYPHOSATE HERBICIDE. About a million dollars in vegetables have been destroyed in the Valley of Peace area, Cayo District.  Farmers say herbicide spraying caused the destruction. The toxic effect of glyphosate can be seen everywhere, from the treetops above to the undergrowth below. http://edition.channel5belize.com/archives/96836

 

   -▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET  http://sco.lt/6xupV3

 

-▶ THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS AND RUNOFF http://sco.lt/5ZDrZh

 

 BBC News, June 24, 2014
 ▶  GROWING PAINS OF CHINA'S AGRICULTURAL WATER NEEDS. Farming accounts for about 65% of water use in China and the limited resource is coming under pressure from rapid urbanisation and industrialisation. The study focused on four major food crops - soya, wheat, rice and corn (maize) - and three livestock groups: ruminant, pork and poultry. Together, these products accounted for 93% of China's domestic food supply in 2005, according to figures from the United Nations.  http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27978124

 

SF Gate, March 24, 2014

  -▶CALIFORNIA DROUGHT: CENTRAL VALLEY FARMLAND ON ITS LAST LEGS. Only sensible solution is to retire hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland. Decades of irrigation have leached salts and toxic minerals from the soil that have nowhere to go, threatening crops and wildlife. Aquifers are being drained at an alarming pace. More than 95 percent of the area's native habitat has been destroyed by cultivation or urban expansion, leaving more endangered bird, mammal and other species in the southern San Joaquin than anywhere in the continental U.S. http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/California-drought-Central-Valley-farmland-on-5342892.php

 

                                          ▶  FARM-AGEDDON

No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

 

 Common Dreams, September 23, 2013

▶  U.N. - ECOLOGICAL WAKE-UP CALL THAT COUNTERS CORPORATE-FRIENDLY 'FREE' TRADE AND OUR INDUSTRIAL FOOD PRODUCTION

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/09/23-5

 

The world needs to "wake up before it is too late" and usher in a paradigm shift in agriculture that moves away from industrial agriculture in favor of “mosaics of sustainable regenerative production system" that favor small-scale farmers and local food production, a new report from a UN body states.

                                                  The Report—

▶  WAKE UP BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE: MAKE AGRICULTURE TRULY SUSTAINABLE NOW FOR FOOD SECURITY IN A CHANGING CLIMATE (PDF) —http://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=666

...was written with contributions from over 60 experts, and finds that "urgent and far-reaching action" is needed to address the "collective crisis" of "rural poverty, persistent hunger around the world, growing populations, and mounting environmental concerns."

 However, the call from the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) flies in the face of the goals laid out by trade deals now being negotiated including the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership....

▶  THE DANGEROUS NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL.  THREATENS SOVEREIGNTY AND PUBLIC OWNERSHIP http://sco.lt/74uPth

 

 

                                  INFOGRAPHIC - SOIL TO SKY
                 AGROECOLOGY vs INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE PDF
http://agroecologygroup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Soil-to-Sky-infographic.pdf

 

-▶ AGROECOLOGY RESOURCE CENTER: PARTNERS FOR THE LAND AND AGRICULTURAL NEEDS FOR TRADITIONAL PEOPLES http://www.plantpartners.org/agroecology-resource-center.html

 

 

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     WESTERN FOOD, WESTERN DIETS, OBESITY, DIABETES, CANCER

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Nation of Change, October 20, 2013
 -▶ POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS GMO 'GOLDEN RICE' FED TO CHINESE CHILDREN AS GUINEA PIGS http://www.nationofchange.org/potentially-dangerous-gmo-golden-rice-fed-chinese-children-without-warning-1382281851

 

BBC, January 2, 2014
-▶  OBESITY QUADRUPLE TO NEARLY ONE BILLION IN DEVELOPING WORLD AS WESTERN DIETS/LIFESTYLE ENCROACHES http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25576400

 

-▶  GREEKS ABANDON TRADITIONAL FOODS FOR GMO WESTERN PROCESSED FOOD  DIET - AND OBESTITY EPIDEMIC IS THE RESULT  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3135732348/greeks-abandon-traditional-foods-for-gmo-western-diet-and-an-obesity-epidemic-is-the-result

 

 -▶ DID YOU KNOW? GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET - AS AMERICANS GET SICKER AND SICKER  http://sco.lt/7oVxQH

 

 RT News, November 26, 2013
▶  GMOs LINKED TO GLUTEN DISORDERS PLAGUING 18 MILLION AMERICANS http://rt.com/usa/gmo-gluten-sensitivity-trigger-343/

 

July 23, 2013 Wake Up World
 -▶ YET ANOTHER FRANKENFOOD PANDOORA'S BOX: THE MAJORITY OF SUPPLEMENTS ARE NOW LACED WITH GMOs http://wakeup-world.com/2013/07/23/the-majority-of-supplements-are-now-laced-with-gmos/

 

 -▶  CHEAP FOOD, DIABETES, CANCER AND OBESITY http://sco.lt/7JtMNV

 

 -▶  UN: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WARNS OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, DIABETES FROM WESTERN FOOD AND DIETS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ayala-laufercahana-md/sugar-obesity_b_2789707.html

 

 

▶  THINK THOSE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD & ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/72z4g

 

 ▶ FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATION OF AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8oSVBx

 

- ▶  KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL http://sco.lt/5863W5

 

 ▶ HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR BOTH HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH http://sco.lt/7rCeWH

 

 

▶ FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/5D24ET

 

▶  WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/6Gprk1

 

▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj

 

 

 ▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

 ▶  “SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7N5vU1

 

 ▶  THE CORPORATE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST: ORANGUTAN CLINGS TO LAST REMAINING A ENTIRE FOREST BULLDOZED http://sco.lt/8lT2Ar

 

  ▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

            A VERY IMPORTANT LISTEN & SUMMARY TRANSCRIPT

                            NPR FreshAir, February 12, 2014
                       Interview With Elizabeth Kolbert, Author

▶  IN THE WORLD'S "SIXTH EXTINCTION": ARE HUMANS THE ASTEROID? Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of the new book The Sixth Extinction. It begins with a history of the "big five" extinctions of the past, and goes on to explain how human behavior is creating this sixth one — including our use of fossil fuels and the effects of climate change.

"We are effectively undoing the beauty and the variety and the richness of the world which has taken tens of millions of years to reach," Kolbert tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "... We're sort of unraveling that. ... We're doing, it's often said, a massive experiment on the planet and we really don't know what the end point is going to be." http://www.npr.org/2014/02/12/275885377/in-the-worlds-sixth-extinction-are-humans-the-asteroid

 

                                                     WATCH

                                         ▶  FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

-▶  >> AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

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Christian Allié's curator insight, February 12, 8:58 AM

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This study, the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development, suggested that food production should hark back to its roots and use resources more smartly and equitably.

Trade distorting subsidies must end. Local ownership and stewardship require encouragement. Practices that preserve and restore ecological resources need to be pursued. Relevant science and technology can be adopted while constantly bearing in mind the multifunctional role of agriculture.

There certainly are practical models, capable of correcting the wrongs we have wrought on our ecosystems, to produce sufficient food for all.

The real (political) trick is to shift control of these resources back to where they are most needed - as Amartya Sen said - to those who trapped in poverty, without access to good, affordable food.

Simultaneously, those able to make informed choices should leverage their purchasing power to encourage a shift away from unhealthy and unsustainable eating choices.


Ashton is a writer and researcher working in civil society. Some of his work can be viewed at www.ekogaia.org.

Alan Yoshioka's curator insight, February 12, 3:39 PM

more reason to pursue urban and vertical farming ...

Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, February 13, 10:12 AM

Good compilation of links to push us into action.

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The Trillion Dollar Corporate Giveaway: The U.S. Farm Bill - What You Need To Know

The Trillion Dollar Corporate Giveaway: The U.S. Farm Bill - What You Need To Know | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

Representative Steve King’s broadly written amendment would jeopardize states’ powers to enact their own agricultural standards.

 

New York Times, January 24, 2014
A HIDDEN THREAT IN THE 2014 FARM BILL COMING RIGHT AT YOU. The mammoth farm bill is reportedly near a conference compromise in Congress, bristling with more tragic cuts in the food stamp program for the needy and a revision of lucrative commodity subsidies for mostly big farmers. Running below the radar is a dangerous, broadly written amendment that would threaten states’ current powers to enact their own agricultural standards — standards that can extend far beyond farmyards to consumer, worker and environmental safety.
 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/25/opinion/a-hidden-threat-in-the-farm-bill.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140125&tntemail0=y&_r=0

 

Mother Jones, May 07, 2014
-▶ OUR ALARMING FOOD FUTURE, EXPLAINED IN 7 CHARTS http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/05/6-alarming-facts-food-and-global-warming

 

High Country News, February 12, 2014
▶  HOW THE U.S. FARM BILL DEEPENS THE PRECIPITOUS DECLINE OF MONARCHS :  Scientists fear that one of North America’s greatest migrations is in its death throes http://www.hcn.org/blogs/goat/policies-and-pollinators-the-feds-the-farm-bill-and-the-precipitous-decline-of-monarchs

 

 -▶ WHAT TRIGGERED HIGH MILK PRICES? Exporting Our Food To The Highest Bidder What triggered high milk prices? http://www.farmanddairy.com/top-stories/triggered-high-milk-prices-exports/176168.html

 

 EcoWatch, January 29, 2014
 -▶ 5 WAYS THE FARM BILL BRINGS HOME THE BACON FOR BIG AG http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/29/5-ways-farm-bill-brings-home-big-ag/

 

 The Foundry, January 28, 2014
 -▶ YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT'S IN THE $1 TRILLION FARM BILL DISASTER http://blog.heritage.org/2014/01/28/wont-believe-whats-1-trillion-farm-bill-disaster/

 

 -▶  FARM BILL GIVES MONSANTO UNBELIEVABLE POWERS OVER U.S. FOOD SUPPLY http://sco.lt/6MoQTp

 

 

                                         RSN February 06, 2014
          WHY PRESIDENT OBAMA SHOULD VETO THE FARM BILL http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/448-farm-and-food-policy/21907-why-president-obama-should-veto-the-farm-bill

 

 CXXJune 17, 2013 Somewhat Reasonable

▶  CROP INSURANCE FOR GUARANTEEING BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE PROFITS EXPANDED IN U.S. SENATE 2013 FARM BILL COSTING TAXPAYERS $955 BILLION IN SUBSIDIES http://blog.heartland.org/2013/06/crop-insurance-expanded-in-senate-farm-bill/

 

▶  US TAXPAYERS NOW GUARANTEEING CORPORATE PROFITS - HISTORY OF THE CROP "INSURANCE" PROGRAM http://www.rma.usda.gov/aboutrma/what/history.html

 

The Guardian, February 17, 2014
▶  HOW WE ENDED UP PAYING FARMERS TO FLOOD OUR HOMES - GEORGE MONBIOT - ▶ WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 

 

August 29, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶  THE "GUARANTEED INCOME" RACKET FOR USA BIG AGRICULTURE:   — Desiccated corn and sun-scorched soybeans have been in high supply lately — and we’re paying through the nose for them http://www.globalpossibilities.org/u-s-government-paid-17-billion-for-weather-withered-crops-last-year/

 

May 2, 2013 Environmental Working Group - 2013 Farm Bill

 -▶  TAXPAYERS GET SOAKED TO PROP UP GMO SOY AND CORN FARM INCOME - BILLIONS OF DOLLARS  http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/05/taxpayers-get-soaked-prop-farm-income

 

 -▶ EXPORTING OUR FOOD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER:  WHAT TRIGGERED HIGH MILK PRICES http://www.farmanddairy.com/top-stories/triggered-high-milk-prices-exports/176168.html

 

 New York Times, February 04, 2014
 -▶ U.S. SENATE PASSES LONG-STALLED FARM BILL WITH CLEAR WINNERS AND LOSERS http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/05/us/politics/senate-passes-long-stalled-farm-bill.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140205&tntemail0=y&_r=0

 

                                       ▶  FARM-AGEDDON    -▶

No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

 

December 14, 2012:

▶  MONSANTO AG BILL GIVES CARTE BLANCHE TO BIOTECH GMO SEEDS WITHOUT OVERSIGHT OR REGULATION  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3728095577/monsanto-ag-bill-gives-carte-blanche-to-biotech-gmo-seeds-without-oversight-or-regulation

 

 

 

 -▶  15 YEARS OF GM SOYBEANS IN ARGENTINA: THE TRUE COST OF GMO SOY http://sco.lt/5PG1bd

 

April 25, 2013 Earth In Transition
 -▶  SOY - THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE POISONOUS - A SCORECARD ON SOME OF BEST KNOWN SOY PRODUCTS http://www.earthintransition.org/2013/04/soy-the-good-the-bad-and-the-poisonous/

 

                                                 INFOGRAPHIC:

       FIELDS OF GOLD - RAPID RISE OF THE U.S. CORN INDUSTRY

              Lashings of Pesticides Creating Biological Deserts

                    http://flapjackmedia.com/2013/09/04/corn/

 

February 18, 2013 Common Dreams

▶  INDUSTRIAL AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2

 

 ▶ THE POWERFUL USDA ALLOW MORE GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS WITH Bt TOXIC PESTICIDES TO MARKET, DESPITE SERIOUS HEALTH CONCERNS  http://sco.lt/7VOZZx

 

 

 -▶ FARM-AGEDDON: No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass.  The terrifying threat of today's mega-farms http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

 

 ▶  ARE GIANT AGRICULTURE FIRMS TRYING TO MONOPOLISE AND PATENT THE WORLD'S FOOD SUPPLY? http://sco.lt/8d5byj

 

 

 -▶ OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : Fast-tracking approvals, waiving regulations ... http://sco.lt/5uCx8b

 

▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/7Ueckb

 

 -▶ BIOTECH AGRICHEMICAL INDUSTRY GETS IMMUNITY FROM U.S. CONGRESS, OBAMA - RISES ABOVE COURTS http://sco.lt/8edR3Z

 

                                                         WATCH

                                              Moyers & Company

                                           HUNGER IN AMERICA: 

                 Kids Going Hungry, Obesity Rising As Corporate Profits Soar

                                             http://sco.lt/8RymTR

 

June 29, 2013
 -▶  CORPORATE PROFITS SOAR AS AMERICANS STRUGGLE TO GET BY http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/06/29/corporate-profits-soar-as-americans-struggle-to-get-by/

 

                                      THE 'FEED THE WORLD" SPIN

 -▶  FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:  Meeting the Objective... OR Feeding the Big Ag Biotech Chemical Cartel Coffers? http://sco.lt/6bJSgD

 

 -▶  FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATON OF AGRICULTURE AND AMERICA  http://sco.lt/8oSVBx

 

April 4, 2013 - Grist

- ▶ WHITE HOUSE GUTS THE NEW SAFETY RULES IN FAVOR OF CORPORATIONS http://grist.org/food/oh-rot-the-white-house-just-gutted-the-new-food-safety-rules/?utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

September 4, 2013 NPR

▶  THERE WILL BE NO COMPETITION: HOW BIG AGRICULTURE AND USDA ARE EASING OUT SMALL FARMERS WITH NEW FOOD SAFETY RULES http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/09/04/218642746/small-farmers-in-new-england-fear-new-food-safety-rules

 

- ▶  FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/5qIZnN

 

September 28, 2012 Grist
▶  PORK BARREL SPENDING: HOW BIG AG LOBBYIST USE FEDERAL DOLLAR TO PROTECT FACTORY FARMS http://grist.org/food/the-other-white-meat/

 

 

March 21, 2013

 -▶  US GOVERNMENT FUNDING BILL STRIPS FEDERAL COURTS OF THEIR POWER TO RULE OVER BIOTECH INDUSTRY AND GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD AND ANIMALS http://sco.lt/6kO2Xh

 

March 14, 2013

 -▶  NEW US GOVT "MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT" CONFIRMS MONSANTO POWER OVER US GOVERNMENT  http://ow.ly/iXRqG

 

 

 - ▶ ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS - DRUGS AND AG-GAG LAWS TO IMPACT BEYOND USA  http://sco.lt/4ynuev

 

Forbes, October 30, 2013
- ▶  U.S. PORK WALLOWS IN DANGEROUS ANTIBIOTICS, POLLUTION, WELFARE VIOLATIONS http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmcwilliams/2013/10/30/u-s-pork-wallows-in-dangerous-antibiotics-pollution-welfare-violations/

 

August 4, 2013 New York Time
▶  MEGA U.S. HOG FARMS BATTLING TO CONTAIN DEADLY VIRUS... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/05/us/hog-producers-battling-to-contain-virus-that-has-killed-piglets-by-the-thousands.html

 

                                                  WATCH

                                6 April 2013 - New York Times
             VIDEO TAPING OF FARM CRUELTY IS NOW A CRIME  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/us/taping-of-farm-cruelty-is-becoming-the-crime.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

 

July 23, 2013 Cornucopia Institute
- ▶  FDA AND USDA COLLUDE TO ELIMINATE TRUE ORGANIC EGG PRODUCTION, FAVORING INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMS http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/07/fdausda-collude-to-eliminate-true-organic-egg-production/

 

 

MORE, BIGGER, FASTER - What You Need To Know About Factory Farming Your Food http://sco.lt/8usxzV

 

July 10, 2013 Bill Moyers

▶  AG-GAG LAWS SILENCE WHISTLEBLOWERS | Eye on ALEC http://billmoyers.com/2013/07/10/alec-activists-and-ag-gag/

 

Truthout, December 21, 2013
- ▶ BILLS IN U.S. CONGRESS CRACK DOWN ON WHISTLEBLOWERS - NOW YOU WILL NEVER KNOW http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/20777-bills-in-congress-crackdown-on-whistleblowers

 

▶  NEW BILL H.R. 5961, SEEKS TO PREVENT EPA FROM FLYING OVER LARGE-SCALE LIVESTOCK OPERATIONS  as part of their effort to enforce the Clean Water Act against the biggest polluters of waterways in the country. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-edwards/keeping-secrets-down-on-t_b_1736929.html

 

▶  HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS INITIATING AND FUNDING THE ECO TERRORISM ACT http://newint.org/blog/2013/04/30/eco-terrorism-act-usa/

 

April 24, 2013 Mother Jones Tom Philpott
▶  OBAMA ADMIN. ON VERGE OF DRAMATICALLY SCALING BACK OVERSIGHT OF US' LARGEST CHICKEN & TURKEY SLAUGHTERHOUSES http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/04/usda-inspectors-poultry-kill-lines-chicken

 

                                                    WATCH

                                  April 13, 2013 The Real News

                                               VIDEO REPORT

- ▶  OBAMA BUDGET PLANS ON REPLACING USDA POULTRY INSPECTORS WITH INDUSTRY SELF REGULATION http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&;

 

September 28, 2012 Grist
▶ PORK BARREL SPENDING: HOW BIG AG LOBBYIST USE FEDERAL DOLLAR TO PROTECT FACTORY FARMS http://grist.org/food/the-other-white-meat/

 

Nation of Change

▶  HOW FACTORY FARMING CONTRIBUTES TO GLOBAL WARMING http://www.nationofchange.org/how-factory-farming-contributes-global-warming-1358786945

 

                                                  MEATONOMICS:

                               The Dirty Truth About Cheap Meat

                                               http://sco.lt/5MiErp

 

  - ▶  FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/5qIZnN

 

 -▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET  http://sco.lt/6xupV3

 

                                                     WATCH

                           A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki - :

    ▶    "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS? ▶ 

                                          http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

 

 Metro News, September 23, 2013
▶  AGRICULTURE SHOCK:  HOW ROBOT FARMERS WILL TAKE OVER OUR FIELDS http://metro.co.uk/2013/09/23/robot-farming-4055079/

 

 Stanford Social Innovation Review, September 30, 2013

▶  REMAKING THE FOOD SYSTEM http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/remaking_the_food_system?utm_source=Enews&utm_medium=email&utm_content=1&utm_campaign=From_Blog

 

EurActiv, 22 July 2011
-▶ INTENSIVE FARMING:  ECOLOGICALLY SUSTAINABLE? http://www.euractiv.com/cap/intensive-farming-ecologically-s-linksdossier-506029

 

March 12, 2012 Thomson Reuters Foundation

▶  GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM AN INTERNATIONAL "PUBLIC HEALTH DISASTER": UN FOOD EXPERT http://www.trust.org/item/?map=global-food-system-an-international-public-health-disaster-un-food-expert/

 

 ▶  FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY: MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE BIG AG BIOTECH COFFERS  http://sco.lt/6bJSgD

 

 ▶  THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/4iAdaz

 

 SustainAbility, December 24, 2013
- ▶ TOXIC TIMEBOMB - NEONICOTINOIDS, CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT http://www.sustainability.com/blog/ten-trends-from-2013-toxics-timebomb#.Urns-vZQ1K4

 

                                                         WATCH:

                                             "A RIVER OF WASTE"

                       THE HISTORY OF FACTORY FARMS - CAFOs

Beginning with a history of the American food system, River of Waste shows its evolution to large-scale corporate farms where pollution and use of growth hormones threaten both individual health and the future of our planet http://sco.lt/5WwPVx

 

 

Global Research, January 2, 2014
 ▶ MONSANTO ROUNDUP: BIG AG PESTICIDES AND  THE IMPACTS OF GLYPHOSATE HERBICIDE ON HUMAN HEALTH
The foodstuffs of the Western diet, primarily grown by industrial agriculture, are increasingly being produced using a two-part system of engineered plant seeds and toxic chemical application. Consequences are most of the diseases and conditions associated with a Western diet, which include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-roundup-the-impacts-of-glyphosate-herbicide-on-human-health-pathways-to-modern-diseases/5342520

 

                                              -- WATCH --

                          ▶  THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE ▶ 

                                        http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

 NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP

                                         GLYPHOSATES

 

 

Global Research, November 26, 2013
▶  MONSANTO, THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AND GLOBAL FOOD DOMINANCE http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-the-tpp-and-global-food-dominance/5359491

 

 AGROPOLY - September 2013
▶  A HANDFUL OF CORPORATIONS CONTROL WORLD FOOD PRODUCTION (PDF REPORT) http://www.econexus.info/publication/agropoly-handful-corporations-control-world-food-production

 PDF REPORT

http://www.econexus.info/sites/econexus/files/Agropoly_Econexus_BerneDeclaration_wide-format.pdf

 

 

 

                                                   WATCH     

    "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?

                                        http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

▶ INVESTIGATIVE REPORT:  SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GE CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

▶  THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/9MtkYL

 

HOW BIG FOOD CORPORATIONS LOBBY AND MARKET OBESITY TO CHILDREN  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1779948476/how-big-food-corporations-lobby-and-market-obesity-to-children

 

-▶  GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GMO INDUSTRY: CORPORATE HIJACKING OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3994750421/corporate-hijacking-of-food-and-agriculture-genetic-engineering-and-the-gmo-industry

 

 -▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/9E1XDV

 

 

                                                    -- WATCH --

        ▶ THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH) ▶

                    The Leader of the Biotech Chemical GMO Cartel

                                              http://sco.lt/6YOJpx

 

                                                        WATCH

▶ "GENETIC ROULETTE - THE GAMBLE OF OUR LIVES"  - YouTube 1:24:59  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NWyQKGnYes

 

-▶ NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS WILL IMPACT US ALL AS SOVEREIGNTY RIGHT NEGOTIATED AWAY - CORPORATE GOVERNANCE  http://sco.lt/6P14JF

 

 

 

- ▶ MORE ON CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FARMING

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=big+ag

 

- ▶  MORE ON CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=factory+farming

 

 

 

 




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Food Aid for the 21st century - Meeting the Objective... OR Feeding the Corporate Coffers?

Food Aid for the 21st century - Meeting the Objective... OR Feeding the Corporate Coffers? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

The Ecologist, July 27, 2014

▶ OBAMA FOOD AID RAVAGES THIRD WORLD FARMERS. The US taxpayers who finance foreign food aid surely believe they are feeding starving people, writes James Bovard. But the truth is the reverse - it is undermining indigenous agriculture in recipient countries - creating famine and chronic malnutrition, while sabotaging self-sufficiency. http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2494069/obama_food_aid_ravages_third_world_farmers.html

 

Pambazuka -Voices for Freedom and Justice in Africa

▶ HOW COMPANIES FRAME ISSUES OF FOOD AND GLOBAL HUNGER FOR THEIR OWN SELF-INTEREST AND BOTTOMLINE PROFITS

There is a new, but deceptive, foreign drive to end hunger in Africa through large-scale agribusiness. Yet helping poor households in rural Africa feed themselves in an affordable manner means introducing low-cost, sustainable enhancements to farming.

History is riddled with examples of the poor dying of hunger when food was plentiful. Classic amongst these is the famine which wracked the West African Sahel during the early 1970s. While people were dying of hunger in Senegal, Mali and Niger, peanuts — a key sauce ingredient and source of protein across the region — were being exported to Europe....

...The rise of philanthrocapitalism in the US, where former and current business leaders, through the strength of their foundations, have increasingly come to influence the shape and direction of US international development programmes. Central to the philanthrocapitalist worldview is a belief that private enterprise is the fundamental agent of progressive change and that business acumen trumps other forms of expertise... http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/85291

 

One Green Planet, February 26, 2017

▶ HOW THE GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL FOOD COMPLEX LEAVES PEOPLE HUNGRY AND UNDERNOURISHED http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/whos-eating-the-worlds-grain/

 

Guardian, December 11, 2012
▶ U.N.: PRIVATISING AID IS A DANGEROUS STRATEGY | Olivier De Schutter | http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/dec/11/privatising-aid-dangerous

 

June 9, 2013 The Guardian

▶ G8 NEEDS REMINDING THE MARKET DOESN'T KNOW BEST WHEN IT COMES TO HUNGER - Partnerships with food giants such as Monsanto and Unilever will not eradicate hunger – and they might well make it worse http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/09/g8-market-hunge

 

  -▶ AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM? CORPORATE PROFITS vs SMALLHOLDER FARMER INTERESTS http://sco.lt/8JKbIn

 

Guardian Development, February 18, 2014

▶ AID TO AFRICA:  PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT (G8) NEW PRIORITY http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/18/aid-africa-private-sector-investment-priority-new-alliance

 

EurActive, May 14, 2014
▶ NEW EU PRIVATE SECTOR AID CRITERIA UNDER THE MICROSCOPE The European Commission has published the first set of guidelines for involving private sector players in delivering overseas aid, a long-standing practice that has generated controversy with some NGOs for its claimed lack of transparency, accountability and potential for corporate profit-taking. ... ‘Dangerous emphasis’ on health privatisation...Using public resources to ‘leverage’ private finance is of great concern due to the high risk of profit-making motives outweighing poverty reduction objectives,” she said.

http://www.euractiv.com/sections/development-policy/new-eu-private-sector-aid-criteria-under-microscope-302107

 

TripleCrisis, January 14, 2014
▶ THE DANGER OF TRUSTING CORPORATIONS TO LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINST WORLD HUNGER http://triplecrisis.com/the-danger-of-entrusting-corporations-to-lead-the-fight-against-world-hunger/

 

▶ UN: PRIVATIZING FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL AID IS DANGEROUS.  OBAMA'S AFRICA PLAN IS WRONG http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3690156835/un-privatizing-food-and-agricultural-aid-is-dangerous-obama-s-africa-plan-is-wrong

 

farmlandgrab.org, April 01, 2014

-▶ £600 MILLION UK AID MONEY FINANCING 'CORPORATE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA' http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23346

 

                                                           WATCH
                                             CARVING UP AFRICA
A group of executives from big companies like Monsanto and Unilever went to the Department of International Development to thank the UK government for their help in taking control of Africa's food. Thanks to UK aid money, these companies are set to make vast profits in Africa - See more at: http://www.wdm.org.uk/food-sovereignty/carving-africa#sthash.V0GSMRH4.dpuf

 

Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa, July 19, 2014
▶ TOWARDS FOOD SOVEREIGNTY TO FEED AFRICA:  NURTURE THE ENVIRONMENT AND PUT FARMER AT THE CENTER http://afsafrica.org/towards-food-sovereignty-to-feed-africa-nurture-the-environment-and-put-farmers-at-the-center/

 

 allAfrica.com: February 18, 2014

▶  DESPITE CLIMATE CHANGE, AFRICAN CAN FEED AFRICA. There is a continuing argument as to whether the industrial agricultural revolution will solve some or all of Africa's climate change problems. However, experts maintain that industrial agriculture currently accounts for one third of all greenhouse gas emissions--the very element most responsible for climate change. Additionally, they believe that the resources and infrastructure required to operate an industrial agricultural system in Africa are impractical for smallholder farmers... http://allafrica.com/stories/201402191455.html

 

July 14, 2013 Humanosphere, Guardian UK

▶ DONORS DON'T REALLY WANT POOR COUNTRIES TO "OWN" THEIR OWN DEVELOPMENT http://www.humanosphere.org/jp/you-know-that-thing-about/

Guardian UK -  Original Article

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/jul/24/donors-global-south-development-aid

 

April 24, 2013 - New York Times
▶ WHEN FOOD ISN'T THE ANSWER TO HUNGER http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/24/when-food-isnt-the-answer-to-hunger/

 

-▶ FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD:  CHALLENGING CORPORATE RULE  http://sco.lt/7Dg37p

 

 

 ▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD"  http://sco.lt/77BuML

 

The Daily Sheeple, June 25, 2014

▶MONSANTO, SYNGENTA, BAYER:  BIG AGRI PEDDLES "GMO GRUEL" TO THE IMPOVERISHED. Perhaps the most racists, disgusting public relations stunt yet to sell genetically modified poison to the masses and monopolize the world’s food supply. http://www.thedailysheeple.com/monsanto-syngenta-bayer-big-agri-peddles-gmo-gruel-to-the-impoverished_062014

 

FastCoCreate

 ▶ THESE TOP FOOD COMPANIES CONTROL ALMOST EVERYTHING WE EAT: There are more than 38,000 products in the average American supermarket. That means tons of choice, right? In fact, the vast majority of these products are owned by just 10 companies. Those friendly looking Green Giant pees? That's General Mills. And Odwalla juice? That's Coca Cola. This matters, of course, because we deserve to know where our food comes from--and how it's made.  http://www.fastcocreate.com/3032899/see-who-actually-owns-the-food-you-eat-and-how-theyre-behaving

 

 April 3, 2013 - Politico

▶ FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY

When it comes to providing hunger relief to needy people around the world, the United States has been a leader since World War II. And if early reports about the Obama administration’s 2014 budget are true, then the U.S. will have a golden opportunity to provide even more food to the hungry while spending less taxpayer dollars in the years ahead.  GOING LOCAL AND REGIONAL

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/food-aid-for-the-21st-century-89545.html#ixzz2PjKVENUg

 

New York Times, January 21, 2014
▶  WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD, QUANTITY DOESN'T MEAN HEALTH http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/22/opinion/bittman-abundance-doesnt-mean-health.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140122&tntemail0=y

 

  April 4, 2013 - Mother Jones

▶ OBAMA PROPOSES MAKING FOOD AID LESS INSANE http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/04/obama-proposes-making-food-aid-less-insane

 

 April 4, 2013 - National Public Radio
▶ A POLITICAL WAR BREWS OVER 'FOOD FOR PEACE' AID PROGRAM http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/04/04/176154775/a-political-war-brews-over-food-for-peace-aid-program

 

Guardian, July 02, 2014
▶ FOOD RATIONS SLASHED FOR 800,000 REFUGEE, SAYS UN Lack of funding forces food aid cuts of up to 60% and is 'worsening malnutrition', say WFP and UN refugee agency http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jul/02/food-rations-slashed-african-refugees-un?CMP=twt_gu

 

 July 21, 2013 New York Times
▶  OUR COMING FOOD CRISIS AND THE FOLLY OF BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE - SOIL, WATER AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/22/opinion/our-coming-food-crisis.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

Humanosphere, July 14, 2014

▶ WHAT DOES CHINA'S WHITE PAPER TELL US ABOUT ITS FOREIGN AID SPENDING? http://www.humanosphere.org/international-politics/2014/07/chinas-white-paper-tell-us-foreign-aid-spending/

 

                                                     WATCH

▶  "THE FOOD SPECULATOR" - FOOD SPECULATION AND THE STOCKMARKET http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/food-speculator/

  

                                                       WATCH
                                "HUNGER FOR PROFIT" (4:45)
               http://www.whypoverty.net/en/video/hunger-for-profit

 

 

 Guardian Development, March 10, 2014
-▶ FOOD SYSTEM THAT FAILS POOR COUNTRIES NEEDS URGENT REFORM, SAYS UN EXPERT http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/mar/10/food-system-poor-countries-reform-olivier-de-schutter

 

Earth Policy Institute
▶ FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES - THE NEW GEOPOLITICS OF FOOD SCARCITY - RISING TEMPERATURES, RISING FOOD PRICES:  http://www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch8

Earth Policy Institute
▶  SUPPORTING DATA: FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES: THE NEW GEOPOLITiCS OF FOOD SCARCITY http://www.earthpolicy.org/books/fpep/fpep_data#7

 

 

                                 -▶      THE HUNGER GAMES:    -▶

HOW UK AND USA GOVERNMENTS SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY IN AFRICA AND AROUND THE WORLD

                                             http://sco.lt/6UGd17

 

 

                                                       WATCH

                                         BBC VIDEO REPORT
                 A BILLION GO HUNGRY BECAUSE OF GMO FARMING

                                                 Vandana Shiva

http://www.sott.net/article/260505-A-billion-go-hungry-because-of-GMO-farming-Vandana-Shiva

 

 ▶ BILL GATES FUNDS RISKY, UNPROVEN, UNREGULATED, UNLABELED GMO BANANAS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN IN INDIA  http://sco.lt/8tfFx3

 

AlterNet, April 09, 2014
▶ THE MAJOR PROBLEM WITH GMO SEEDS ENGINEERED TO SOLVE 3RD WORLD VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES http://www.alternet.org/food/golden-rice-and-monoculture-gmo-seeds-wont-solve-world-hunger

 

 

                                               WATCH (6:29)
                   ANNA LAPPE AND FOOD MYTHBUSTERS
   DO WE NEED INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE TO FEED THE WORLD
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uem2ceZMxYk

 

BBC News, March 03, 2014

 -▶ FEWER CROPS FEEDING THE WORLD: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE THREATENING FOOD SECURITY http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26382067

 

                                                   A VIP READ

▶ THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/6znBab

 

 

May 21, 2013 Jeffrey Hollender

▶ THE POVERTY CREATION INDUSTRY http://www.jeffreyhollender.com/?p=2799

 

 HOW DO WE FEED 9 BILLION? @NatGeo http://ow.ly/vSgLd

 

World Development Movement, June 24, 2014

▶ THE NEW SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA : INTERACTIVE INFOGRAPHIC

Around the early 1900s the European colonial powers built railways to connect the interior of Africa to the ports. They used this infrastructure to export food and minerals out of Africa to feed the industrial revolution in Europe. Over a hundred years later it’s happening all over again. Take a look at our latest infographic to see how.

http://www.wdm.org.uk/new-scramble-africa-food-dfid-infrastructure-extraction/

 

                               SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

                                      http://www.pambazuka.org/en/

 

 Guardian, June 10, 2014
▶  G8: AFRICA, LET US HELP: LOOKS SUSPICIOUSLY LIKE 1884 http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/jun/10/african-hunger-help-g8-grab

 

                                                    WATCH (56:27)
                            STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                   HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU

 

 

Guardian, February 18, 2014

▶ G8 WANTS TO TAKE OVER AFRICA AGRICULTURE: FOR EXPORT
TANZANIA:  LARGE-SCALE FARMING TURNS SMALL FARMERS INTO MERE LABOURERS http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/18/tanzania-large-scale-farming-small-farmers-labourers

 

 

            THE 21st CENTURY CORPORATE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA
                                  World Development Movement
-▶ STOP THE CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF AFRICA'S FOOD. Under the guise of tackling hunger, initiatives like the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, will help corporations take control over Africa’s land, seeds and markets - at the expense of small farmers. Join our campaign to oppose this twenty-first century corporate scramble for Africa. - See more at: http://www.wdm.org.uk/food#sthash.dgDwkdF0.dpuf http://www.wdm.org.uk/food

 

April 4, 2013 - National Public Radio
▶ A POLITICAL WAR BREWS OVER 'FOOD FOR PEACE' AID PROGRAM http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/04/04/176154775/a-political-war-brews-over-food-for-peace-aid-program

 

  -▶ TURNING AFRICA INTO A GMO BONANZA FOR GIANT CORPORATIONS: Foreign Takeover of the future of farming in Africa http://sco.lt/6qmM1R

 

▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/77BuML

 

                                                 AFRICA - SOLD:

OBAMA PUTS G8, BIG 6 BIOTECH CHEMICAL GMO GIANTS IN CHARGE OF "ENDING HUNGER" IN AFRICA http://sco.lt/7ENN8D

 

 

Guardian, February 18, 2014

▶ MALAWAI'S SMALL FARMERS KEPT IN THE DARK ABOUT G8 NEW ALLIANCE (MONSANTO, SEED PATENTS, GMO) http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/18/malawi-small-farmers-g8-new-alliance

 

 The Guardian, February 18, 2014
▶ G8 NEW ALLIANCE CONDEMNED AS NEW WAVE OF COLONIALISM IN AFRICA. Critics say landmark initiative to boost agriculture and relieve poverty favours big business to the detriment of small farmers http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/18/g8-new-alliance-condemned-new-colonialism

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, October 23, 2012
▶ PLACING PROFITS ABOVE WELL BEING: CHALLENGING THE DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF THE AGRO-CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/anna-lappe-activist-food-campaign

 

 

-▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3

 

▶ THE ROLE OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD PRODUCTION AND POVERTY ERADICATION http://sco.lt/7SRAUj

 

 

                                                VIDEO (7:13)
                                  "BIG FOOD" And Addiction
                   Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity

                  http://www.yaleruddcenter.org/news.aspx?id=403

 

 

EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

  -▶ STOP FEEDING THE BEAST AND START FEEDING THE PEOPLE. We have a system of predatory agriculture in which corporations pursue private gain relentlessly regardless of the social consequences. Social consequences can be defined as anything from polluting our water, land and air to impacting the health of our families to making the business of farming economically unsustainable. http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/22/stop-feeding-beast-start-feeding-people/

 

Care2, May 21, 2014
▶  BILLIONS OF ANIMALS KILLED EVERY YEAR END UP IN THE TRASH http://www.care2.com/causes/billions-of-animals-killed-every-year-end-up-dumped-in-the-trash.html

 

 

MALNUTRITION AND THE MICROBIOME. One of the tragedies of malnutrition in children is that the problems don't end when the hunger stops. A new study has shown that the microbial communities in the gut of children who experience malnutrition seem to be compromised over the long term, and don't recover even after therapy and a return to a normal diet. http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/2014/06/07/2014-06-07-6/

 

 May 23, 2013 Global Possibilities
- ▶  GUT PUNCH: MONSANTO COULD BE DESTROYING YOUR MICROBIOME http://www.globalpossibilities.org/gut-punch-monsanto-could-be-destroying-your-microbiome/

 

 Climate & Capitalism, January 13, 2014
▶ GMOs AND THE FABLES OF INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE http://climateandcapitalism.com/2014/01/13/gmos-fables-industrial-agriculture/

 

 ▶  OBESITY PLUS:   HUGE INCREASE IN DIABETES, STROKES, HEART DISEASE ON A GLOBAL SCALE: THE AMERICAN DIET AND LIFE STYLE EXPORTED http://sco.lt/80rmld

 

 

                                                *** WATCH ***

 ARE GIANT AGRICULTURE FIRMS TRYING TO MONOPOLISE AND PATENT THE WORLD' FOOD SUPPLY?  - INDEPTH INVESTIGATION FROM AL JAZEERA

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1038866656/are-giant-agriculture-firms-trying-to-monopolise-and-patent-the-world-s-food-supply

 

                                                           WATCH

                                                       Global Voices

                                       How Do You Feed The World?
                                        LAND RUSH:  WHY POVERTY
How do you feed the world? 75% of Mali's population are farmers, but rich, land-hungry nations like China and Saudi Arabia are leasing Mali's land in order to turn large areas into industrial export agribusiness farms. Many Malian peasants do not welcome these efforts, seeing them as yet another manifestation of imperialism. As Mali experiences a military coup, the developers are scared off but can Mali's farmers combat food shortages and escape poverty on their own terms? http://www.whypoverty.net/en/all-about/land-rush/

 

 

  June 2, 2013 The Guardian

▶HOW INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ARE TURNED OFF THEIR LANDS - HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS SAID TO HAVE BEEN DISPLACED  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/02/indigenous-people-turned-off-land

 

 -▶  WHO WILL FEED US? THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD CHAIN OR THE PEASANT FOOD WEBS? http://www.etcgroup.org/content/poster-who-will-feed-us-industrial-food-chain-or-peasant-food-webs

 

The Economist, March 03, 2014

 ▶ GIVING GENEROUSLY, WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME

Last year, the WFP helped to feed over 90m people in 80 different countries. But the way it distributes food relief has been changing. In the 1960s, the organisation’s aid programmes for the developing world focussed on the distribution of food staples, often bought in developed countries, directly to the poor. Later, it was discovered that sourcing food more locally tended to be less disruptive to the local economy. Free distribution of food imported from elsewhere can undercut local food markets and cause more fundamental economic problems to occur. Buying more of it locally, it was found, tended to help farmers in the region more in the medium term.http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2014/03/world-food-programme

  

                                                       WATCH

                                             Moyers & Company

                HUNGER, OBESITY AND SOARING CORPORATE PROFITS

                                             http://sco.lt/6qmBV3

 

 

 Oakland Institute - Report

- ▶ THE GREAT LAND GRAB: RUSH FOR WORLD'S FARM LAND THREATENS FOOD SECURITY FOR THE POOR http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/great-land-grab-rush-world%E2%80%99s-farmland-threatens-food-security-poor

 

▶ LAND GRABS:  HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/5YJpKb

 

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, March 1, 2013

 -▶ GOVERNMENTS MUST PROTECT LAND, FOOD SYSTEMS AS TRADE LIBERALIZATION ACCELERATES LAND GRABBING  http://iatp.org/blog-agriculture

 

Food Reserves, September 02, 2014

▶ THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSIBILITY OF THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPEAN UNION IN THE EXPLOSION OF WORLD PRICES OF CEREAL: http://www.foodreserves.org/?p=582

 

   -▶ CORPORATE HIJACKING OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE: GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GMO INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/73IdQ9

 

 

                                                      WATCH

                          THE FUTURE OF FOOD - PART 2 Vandana Shiva

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/951852556/the-future-of-food-part-2-vandana-shiva

 

 

 Food Crisis and The Global Land Grab, November 2, 2013

-▶  TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY LAND GRABS: ACCUMULATION BY AGRICULTURAL DISPOSSESSION - For the world’s people to have secure access to the quantity and quality of food needed for a decent life, the land grabs and the development of large, highly mechanized factory farms must stop... http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22761

 

-▶ FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCE AND POVERTY ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/9KW9wn

 

 Transition Network
▶ HOW DIFFERENT THE WORLD WOULD BE IF WE PAID THE TRUE COST OF FOOD AND FARMING? http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-12/how-different-would-world-be-if-we-paid-true-cost-food-and-farming

 

                                                        VIDEO: (48:00)

                             "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY?" -

                                     DOING GOOD RESPONSIBLY

                                             http://sco.lt/6VZEDB

 

Guardian, March 03, 2014
 -▶  US-STYLE INTENSIVE FARMING ISN'T THE SOLUTION TO CHINA'S MEAT PROBLEM. Staggering growth means China now produces a third of the world’s meat, and it hopes to do more by replicating the US model of meat production http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2014/mar/03/us-intensive-farming-chinas-meat-problem

 

 -▶ OBESITY PLUS:  HUGE INCREASE IN DIABETES, STROKES, HEART ATTACKS ON A GLOBAL SCALE -- THE AMERICAN DIET AND CONTEMPORARY FOOD PRODUCTION  http://sco.lt/80rmld

 

 

  -▶ FOOD FORESTS CAN MITIGATE RISKS OF "FEAST OR FAMINE": BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE IS NOT THE ANSWER http://sco.lt/5U402L

 

 

                                  INFOGRAPHIC - SOIL TO SKY
                 AGROECOLOGY vs INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE PDF
http://agroecologygroup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Soil-to-Sky-infographic.pdf

 

▶ FIVE HOLISTIC ALTERNATIVE FARMING METHODS: AGROECOLOGY AT ITS BEST http://sco.lt/4i3lqr

 

Common Dreams, May 23, 2014
▶  PERMACULTURE POISED TO CONQUER THE CARIBBEAN. No fertilisers, herbicides, or pesticides but a bold vision to save a region from climate change and resource scarcity  http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/05/23

 

The Ideas Arcade, March 02, 2014
▶  GROWING FRESH VEGETABLES AND FISH TOGETHER - WITHOUT SOIL:  FEEDING THE WORLD WITH AQUAPONICS http://www.theideasarcade.com/growing-food-without-soil-feeding-world-aquaponics/

 

  -▶ ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY  http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

 

EurActiv, January 24, 2014
▶ MORE CONSUMPTION NOT NECESSARY FOR HUMAN WELL-BEING, SAYS UN REPORT http://www.euractiv.com/sustainability/greater-consumption-necessary-hu-news-532991

 

 -▶ AMERICANS EAT THE CHEAPEST FOOD IN THE WORLD, BUT WHAT IS IT REALLY COSTING US? http://sco.lt/9FNhzd

 

 Treehugger, January 31, 2014
▶  WHY OUR CHILDREN NEED REAL FOOD, NOT FOOD PRODUCTS  (book review) http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/why-our-children-need-real-food-not-food-products-book-review.html

 

 -▶ THE ETHICS OF BIG FOOD http://sco.lt/7wDiyX

 

 

 April 5, 2013 - Washington Post
▶ AID GROUPS PUSH OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO SHIFT THE WAY U.S. HELPS FEED STARVING PEOPLE ABROAD http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_government/aid-groups-push-obama-administration-to-shift-the-way-us-helps-feed-starving-people-abroad/2013/04/05/1081e192-9deb-11e2-9219-51eb8387e8f1_story.html

 

April 4, 2013 New York Times
▶ WHITE HOUSE SEEKS TO CHANGE INTERNATIONAL FOOD AID http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/us/politics/white-house-seeks-to-change-international-food-aid.html?_r=0

 

▶ HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/6fKNnN

 

▶ HOW DO WE FEED THE WORLD AND STILL ADDRESS THE DRIVERS OF DEFORESTATION - SKOLL WORLD FORUM -  UP FOR DEBATE  http://skollworldforum.org/debate-post/a-promising-initiative-to-address-deforestation-in-brazil-at-the-local-level/

 

Mongabay, January 16, 2014
▶ POPULATION GROWTH AND ASSOCIATED FOOD DEMAND TO TAKE HEAVY TOLL ON RAINFORESTS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0116-population-growth-food-deforestation.html

 

                                                         VIDEO:

                         INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI -

         A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER OF INDIGENOUS LANDS

                                            http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H

 

 

 -▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIETAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/8wC8LB

 

 ▶ THE CONUNDRUM AT THE HEART OF SUSTAINABILITY - OUR DISCONNECTION FROM NATURE   http://sco.lt/6HVMzR

 

-▶ DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS: BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION - INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEMS, FORESTS DEVASTATED  http://sco.lt/7CsWKf

 

-▶ THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF LIFE, ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE -- ALL IN THE NAME OF 'GROWTH'  http://sco.lt/8pbb7p

 

Guardian, Global Development

-▶ LAND GRABS: THOUSANDS 'FORCIBLY RELOCATED' IN ETHIOPIA says HRW report http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/jan/17/ethiopia-relocation-programme-report?CMP=twt_gu

 

 -▶ BIOFUELS LAND GRAB: GUATEMALA'S FARMERS LOSE PLOTS AND PROSPERITY TO 'ENERGY INDEPENDENCE' = SLIDE SHOW : Scientific American  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2567914610/africa-chocolate-bill-gates-monsanto-and-the-genetically-modified-land-grab

 

 ▶ THE ECONOMY OF ENOUGH: A BETTER PLAN THAN 'ENDLESS GROWTH' http://sco.lt/7f68zR

 

 ▶ THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/92ZVcP

 

 

                                                      WATCH

                                 "LAND RUSH - WHY POVERTY?

           The ugly rise of monoculture farming and globalized food

                                          http://sco.lt/88wCO1

 

 -▶  LAND GRABS: HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER RIGHTS ACROSS THE GLOBE  http://sco.lt/96H2yv

 

United Nations Environmental Programme, June 21, 2013

▶ CLIMATE CHANGE, WATER SHORTAGE, BIODIVERSITY LOSS, WILL HAVE GROWING IMPACTS ON GLOBAL BUSINESS http://unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=2718&ArticleID=9552&l=en#sthash.OgqLDMrH.d

 

▶ ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

 

 

▶ RE-ENGINEERING, RE-PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF - THE ETHICS, MORALS AND LEGALITY - http://sco.lt/6M35KD

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

SEE MORE ON THE CORPORATE MONOPOLY OF GLOBAL FOOD AND THEIR TREMENDOUS POWER http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 

  ▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US  http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

                                 WATCH DOCUMENTARY (88 min)
                 "SEEDS OF PERMACULTURE" - ECOLOGICAL FARMING
People are becoming less and less self-sufficient around the world, these local communities that were previously growing everything themselves and knew how to build their own houses out of natural materials are completely dependent on big foreign powers and import from other countries. ... http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/seeds-permaculture/

 

 

 -▶ CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xupV

 

 

 

 SCOOPIT's CURATED BY @pdjmoo

 

- ▶ BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

 

- ▶ OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

 

- ▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

 

-▶  YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 

                                                     WATCH

                                         ▶  FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

    

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Trisha Quek's comment, February 3, 1:27 AM
Reaction to Natasha's comments : I feel really sad for the people who are starving in the picture. They are starving till the extend that they are as skinny as a skeleton. I'm glad that the government is donating time and money to help the people who are in poverty. Governments in other countries should also work together to help fight poverty. I agree with Natasha's comments suggesting the government to invest some money for education to educate the people living in poverty so that they will be more self dependent and learn new skills to help with their survival. But first, the government has to really feed them well enough for them to be healthy and start learning new skills and finding a job.
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                         Beyond Pesticides, October 22, 2013
                                 INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

FINDS SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GMO CROP PRODUCTION http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=12090

 

Newsweek, July 24, 2014
▶ EXPOSURE TO PESTICIDES WHEN PREGNANT LINKED TO 3 GENERATIONS OF DISEASE. In the post-Silent Spring 1960s, when the pesticide DDT was discovered to be toxic to humans and wildlife and to persist for years in the environment, farmers and landscapers turned enthusiastically to Methoxychlor. The pesticide—also commercially known as Chemform, Methoxo, Metox or Moxie—had a much shorter half-life and was billed as the safe alternative to DDT. Now, new research argues that exposure to the pesticide could cause diseases three generations later, in offspring who were never exposed to the Methoxychlor themselves. http://www.newsweek.com/pesticide-diseases-pesticide-exposure-pesticide-poisoning-pesticides-and-pregnancy-261181

 

Los Angeles Times, October 23, 2013
▶  ANCESTORS' EXPOSURE TO DDT MAY CONTRIBUTE TO OBESITY - THREE GENERATIONS LATER http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-obesity-ddt-ancestors-pesticides-20131023,0,6712051.story#axzz2icQGw2IX

 

                  BEYOND PESTICIDES: INFORMATION SERVICES
                PESTICIDE-INDUCED DISEASES DATABASE : CANCER

                   http://www.beyondpesticides.org/health/cancer.php

 

 

Biosafety Information Centre, July 14, 2014
▶ U.S. ON THE EDGE OF MASSIVE INCREASE IN TOXIC HERBICIDE USE http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1079

 

▶  2,4-D "AGENT ORANGE" WEED KILLER ON YOUR FOOD, IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND IN YOUR BODY? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2664869733/2-4-d-agent-orange-weed-killer-on-your-food-in-the-environment-and-in-your-body

 

  ▶  THE NEXT GENERATION.....Michael Pollan: "Don't miss this VIDEO, about the next wave of herbicide-tolerant crops from Monsanto-- will make Round-Up look benign"
                                                -▶  WATCH   -▶ 

                                      DANGERS OF DICAMBA

           http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba

 

 

 August 30, 2013 Sustainable Pulse:

▶  THE NEVER-ENDING TREADMILL OF MORE AND STRONGER PESTICIDE:

-----BIOTECH INDUSTRY STARTS NEW ERA OF PESTICIDE-PROMOTING AGRICULTURE http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/08/30/biotech-industry-starts-new-era-of-pesticide-promoting-agriculture/#.UigyP7zc-RQ

 

 -▶ PESTICIDE LOBBY SPENDS TENS OF MILLIONS TO DEFEND CHEMICALS TIED TO BEE DEATHS AND HUMAN ILL-HEALTH  http://sco.lt/8nhcsT

 

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

 

Pesticide Action Group, March 12, 2014

-▶ THE BIG 6: BIGGER AND BADDER. The public comment period for Dow's new genetically engineered, 2,4-D-resistant corn and soy closed MARCH 11, 2014. And despite comments from nearly 400,000 concerned individuals and farmers urging otherwise, USDA has signaled it will likely greenlight these new GE crops. http://www.panna.org/blog/big-6-bigger-badder (Beyond Pesticides offers the latest information on pesticides and alternatives, as well as ongoing projects including children's health, organic food, mosquito control and organic lawn care) http://beyondpesticides.org

 

 

Digital Journal, July 02, 2014
▶  GENETICALLY ENGINEERED COTTON GROWERS WANT UNLICENSED, HIGHLY TOXIC PESTICIDE USE ON 3 MILLION ACRES - POISONING SOIL, WATER AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THE ENVIRONMENT -- EXCEPT THE COTTON http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2031904

 

Bleeding Heartland, July 02, 3013
 -▶ TIME FOR TOM VILSACK, US SEC. OF AGRICULTURE, TO SHOW LEADERSHIP ON GMO WEED CONTROL.  As the USDA considers the biotech industry's "next silver bullet solution" for herbicide-resistant weeds, Vilsack should think hard about the risks, "rather than just believing people who have some shiny new product to sell" Vilsack's record raises doubts about whether he is up to this task. http://www.bleedingheartland.com/diary/7011/time-for-tom-vilsack-to-show-leadership-on-weed-control

 

 The Ecologist, July 02, 2014
 -▶ NEONICOTINOIDS ARE POISONING NOT JUST BEES BUT ENTIRE FARMLAND ECOSYSTEMS The world's most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals' impacts. http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2459001/neonicotoids_are_poisoning_entire_farmland_ecosystems.html

 

▶ MILLIONS OF BEES DIE BECAUSE OF NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES MANUFACTURED BY BAYER AND SYNGENTA AND 94% OF GMO CORN IF TREATED WITH EITHER IMIDACLOPRID OR CLOTHIANIDIN PESTICIDES http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/gmo-corn-treated-with-neonicotinoids-pesticides-manufactured-by-Bayer-Syngenta-kill-honeybees.php

 

                                         VIDEO REPORT
                            Democracy Now, February 21, 2014
                                 SILENCING THE SCIENTIST

               TARGETED BY BEE-KILLING HERBICIDE BY SYNGENTA

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/2/21/silencing_the_scientist_tyrone_hayes_on

 

 Guardian Environment, June 23, 2014
 ▶  INSECTICIDE PUT WORLD FOOD SUPPLIES AT RISK, SAY SCIENTISTS. Regulations on pesticides have failed to prevent poisoning of almost all habitats, international team of scientists concludes  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/24/insecticides-world-food-supplies-risk

 

 ▶ THE POWERFUL USDA ALLOW MORE GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS WITH Bt TOXIC PESTICIDES TO MARKET, DESPITE SERIOUS HEALTH CONCERNS  http://sco.lt/7VOZZx

 

 

                                              -- WATCH --

                          ▶  THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE ▶ 

                                        http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

 NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP

                                         GLYPHOSATES

 

 ▶  MONSANTO'S TOXIC HERBICIDE "ROUNDUP" (GLYPHOSATE) HORMONE DISRUPTER IN OUR FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/7Ic9AH

 

 

                                                       WATCH

▶ INCESTUOUS RELATIONSHIPS: THE US AGRIBUSINESSES, FOOD CORPORATIONS AND REGULATORY BODIES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2730001051/incestuous-relationships-the-us-agribusinesses-food-corporations-and-regulatory-bodies-video

 

                                              BAN GMOs NOW

                                          A Special ISIS Report

                                             http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

                                          PESTICIDE FACT SHEETS

                         Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides

              http://www.pesticide.org/get-the-facts/pesticide-factsheets

 

 The Des Moines Register, May 17, 2014
▶GMO AGRIBUSINESS BLAMED FOR 'SUPERWEED' CRISIS. Agribusiness companies including Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences are creating a "superweed crisis" by producing new technologies that are compounding weed resistance, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/green-fields/2014/05/18/superweed-crisis-monsanto-roundup-ready/9208215/

 

 Global Research, July 02, 2014
 ▶  ACQUIESCING TO BIG BIOTECH:  RELENTLESS DRIVE TO FORCE GMO CROPS INTO BRITAIN http://www.globalresearch.ca/acquiescing-to-big-biotech-relentless-drive-to-force-gmo-crops-into-britain/5389562

 

Environmental Working Group, November 14, 2013

▶ CHEMICAL AGRICULTURE ON THE ATTACK, AGAIN http://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2013/11/chemical-agriculture-attack-again

 

 ▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/9Gdbxh

 

                                                 WATCH

       "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?"
                      A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki
                                        http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

 -▶  PESTICIDES FOR BIG AG ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS -- AND YOU http://sco.lt/5XzNlx

 

▶ MONSANTO AND DOW HAVE DECIDED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH 'AGENT ORANGE CORN' http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/Monsanto-Dow-agent-orange-corn.php

 

 July 14, 2013 Wake Up World

-▶ WARNING: GENETICALLY MODIFIED 'AGENT ORANGE CORN' COMING SOON TO A PLATE NEAR YOU http://wakeup-world.com/2013/07/14/warning-genetically-modified-agent-orange-corn-coming-soon-to-a-plate-near-you/

 

TakePart, November 15, 2013
HOW BIG CORN IS KILLING THE EARTH http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/11/15/how-big-corn-killing-earth

 

 

                                     ===================

                                                 HEALTH

                                     ===================

 

  ▶ ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE PLANTS?'  http://sco.lt/9JFS65

 

 ▶ NEW RESEARCH: GMO FOOD FAR WORSE THAT WE THINK - THEIR TOXIC CHEMICAL COCKTAILS http://www.activistpost.com/2012/02/new-research-gmo-food-far-worse-than-we.html

 

 Food Democracy Now, May 16, 2013
 ▶  NEW STUDY LINKS GMO FOOD TO LEUKEMIA:  GMO BT CRY-TOXINS MAY CONTRIBUTE TO BLOOD ABNORMALITIES. A groundbreaking new study published in the current issue of the Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases reveals the potential "leukemogenic" properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides engineered into the vast majority of GMO food crops already within the US food supply http://www.fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2013/may/16/new_study_links_GMO_food_to_leukemia/

 

 Daily Mail, MAY 20, 2014
GENETICALLY MODIFIED Bt FOOD TOXIN FOUND IN THE BLOOD OF 95% OF UNBORN BABIES - NEW STUDY.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1388888/GM-food-toxins-blood-93-unborn-babies.html

 

  November 10, 2013
▶ MONSANTO PESTICIDES TO BLAME FOR BIRTH DEFECTS IN ARGENTINA - http://www.exposingthetruth.co/monsanto-pesticides-blame-birth-defects-argentina/#axzz2lha417sa

 

BBC News, May 14, 2014
▶ ARE GMO PESTICIDES LINKED TO HEALTH PROBLEMS IN ARGENTINA? http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27373134

 

                                               IN BIG PICTURES

Boston.com, October 21, 2013
▶  POTENTIAL ADVERSE AFFECTS OF TOXIC AGROCHEMICALS IN ARGENTINA http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2013/10/agrochemical_spraying_in_argen.html

 

One Green Planet, October 21, 2013
▶   MONSANTO'S PESTICIDE MISUSE IN ARGENTINA RAISES CANCER RATES http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/monsantos-pesticide-misuse-in-argentina-raises-cancer-rates/

 

GMWatch, October 22, 2013
-▶ HIGH LEVELS OF GLYPHOSATE RESIDUES FOUND IN ARGENTINE SOY http://gmwatch.org/index.php/news/archive/2013/15130-high-levels-of-glyphosate-residues-found-in-argentine-soy

 

  Deutche Welles October 25, 2013
▶  PESTICIDE ILLNESS TRIGGERS ANTI-MONSANTO PROTEST IN ARGENTINA. Monsanto pesticides are causing birth defects and cancer in Argentina, according to a new report. In a farming community near Córdoba, residents say they have been poisoned by pesticides http://www.dw.de/pesticide-illness-triggers-anti-monsanto-protest-in-argentina/a-17013525

 

 Mother Jones, October 23, 2013
▶  ARGENTINA IS USING MORE PESTICIDE THAN EVER BEFORE.  AND NOW IT HAS CANCER CLUSTER http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/10/argentina-cancer-cluster-pesticide

 

RT News, October 23, 2013
▶   MONSANTO'S BIG TOBACCO TEMPLATE - DENY, DENY, DENY --- MONSANTO DENIES ITS PESTICIDES BEHIND ARGENTINE HEALTH PROBLEMS http://rt.com/news/monsanto-glyphosate-safe-argentina-597/

 

  -▶ THOUSANDS OF FARMERS DYING: STUDY LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE TO AGROCHEMICALS http://sco.lt/4lhmin

 

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

 

Treehugger, March 06, 2014

 ▶ A SILENT EPIDEMIC OF NEUROTOXINS IS THREATENING OUR CHILDREN'S BRAINS http://www.treehugger.com/health/silent-epidemic-neurotoxins-threatening-our-childrens-brains.html

 

 ▶  HOW YOU BECAME A GUINEA PIG FOR THE CHEMICAL AND BIOTECH CORPORATIONS http://sco.lt/76tCpl

 

 

August 20, 2013 GMO Insider
-▶  MONSANTO CAN SUE FARMERS WHEN GMO CONTAMINATION GOES OVER ONE PERCENT OF THEIR CROP http://gmoinside.org/monsanto-can-sue-farmers-when-gmo-contamination-goes-over-one-percent-of-their-crop/

 

 August 28, 2013 MintPress News
-▶  HOW MONSANTO CORNERS THE WORLD'S FOOD MARKET. MONSANTO HAS A PATENT ON JUST ABOUT EVERY CROP OUT THERE
http://www.mintpressnews.com/how-monsanto-corners-the-worlds-food-market/167901/

 

 The Ecologist, November 1, 2013
▶  THE REAL POINT OF GMO FOOD IS CORPORATE CONTROL OF FARMING http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2140802/the_real_point_of_gm_food_is_corporate_control_of_farming.html

 

 

 

  ▶ MONSANTO RAISES FORECAST AS PROFIT RISES ON PATENTED CORN SEEDS- -- $TRILLION PROFITS AND GLOBAL MONOPOLY  http://sco.lt/5CQ0Lh

 

UPI, November 29, 2013

▶ CHINA REJECTS 60,000 TONS OF INSECT-RESISTANT TRANSGENIC U.S. CORN http://www.upi.com/Business_News/2013/11/29/China-rejects-60000-tons-of-genetically-modified-US-corn/UPI-62341385749613/

 

 

▶ GMO DEFINED http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-defined/

 

Food Democracy Now, October 30, 2013

 -▶ THE FOUNDING FABLES OF INDUSTRIALIZED AGRICULTURE http://fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2013/oct/30/the_founding_fables_of_industrialized_agriculture/

 

New York Times, October 23, 2013
▶   SCIENTISTS' ADVISING ON FOOD SAFETY REGULATION HAVE TIES TO FOOD, AG INDUSTRY http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/23/business/international/scientists-ties-to-industry-raise-questions-in-europe.html?_r=0

 

 

 -▶ OUR CHEMICAL-LADEN WORLD:  ARE THE BEES THE CANARY IN THE COAL MINE FOR HUMAN HEALTH? http://sco.lt/4o1o

 

Organic Lifestyle Magazine, May 29, 2013

SEEDS OF LIFE:
▶ THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEIRLOOMS, HYBRIDS AND GMOs http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/the-difference-between-heirlooms-hybrids-and-gmos/

 

Center for Food Safety, March 24, 2014
-▶ NEW REPORT:  WIDELY-USED NEONICOTINOID SEED TREATMENTS ARE UNNECESSARY IN MOST CASES: A CHEMICAL BONANZA FOR THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/3000/new-report-widely-used-neonicotinoid-seed-treatments-are-unnecessary-in-most-cases#

 

European Research Media Center, June 24, 2013

▶  DURING 2009 NEONICOTINOID-FREE MAIZE SOWING IN ITALY HARDLY A BEE COLONY WAS LOST http://www.youris.com/Environment/Bees/Bees_restored_to_health_in_Italy_after_this_springs_neonicotinoidfree_maize_sowing.kl

 

▶  OUR SANITIZED SOIL, CANCER AND STRAWBERRIES: - DANGERS PESTICIDES POSE TO WORKERS FORCE FARMERS TO LOOK FOR SAFER ALTERNATIVES http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2013/09/14/dangers-pesticide-pose-force-farmer-to-look-for-alternatives/

 

Guardian Environment, Sepember 19, 2013
▶  THE PLAGUE OF MONOCROPS:  WHY BANANAS ARE GIVING CAIMANS BAD BLOOD, EXPOSING IMPACT OF HEAVILY PESTICIDE SPRAYED PLANTATIONS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/world-on-a-plate/2013/sep/19/bananas-pesticides-spectacled-caiman-costa-rica

 

  The Ecologist, January 30, 2014

  -▶ THE CHEMICAL BLITZ OF PESTICIDES IN OUR FIELDS: An ordinary arable field in Sussex is sprayed with pesticides 22 times over a single growing season. Dave Goulson wonders how the bees can survive this toxic onslaught - and exactly who benefits. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2258103/revealed_the_chemical_blitz_of_pesticides_in_our_fields.html

 

Forbes, January 6, 2014

 ▶ AGENT ORANGE GMO? AFTER USDA BACK 2,4-D SEEDS, MICHAEL POLLAN, MARION NESTLE LEAD ACTIVIST HYPE OF DISCREDITED LINK http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonentine/2014/01/06/agent-orange-gmo-after-usda-backs-24-d-seeds-michael-pollan-marion-nestle-lead-activist-hype-of-discredited-link/

                                                      WATCH

Michael Pollan: "DON'T MISS THIS VIDEO

▶  **** DANGERS OF DICAMBA- Roundup's Next Generation. The next wave of herbicide-tolerant crops from Monsanto-- will make Round-Up look benign" http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba

 

 

 

 

Center for Food Safety, December 02, 2013

▶ BEES CAN'T WAIT 5 MORE YEARS  http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/2753/broad-coalition-is-building-buzz-to-raise-awareness-of-pollinator-declines

 

 

 

 

Sustainable Pulse, December 22, 2013
▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS BRING BRAZIL HIGHER AGROCHEMICAL USE AND LOWER YIELDS  http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/12/22/gm-crops-bring-brazil-lower-yields-higher-chemical-use-new-report/#.UrkYB_ZQ1K7

 

 FRANCE24 , January 13, 2014
▶  U.S. 'SUPERWEEDS' EPIDEMIC SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON GMOs http://www.france24.com/en/20140113-us-superweeds-epidemic-shines-spotlight-gmos/

 

 

 

▶  THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/9MtkYL

 

AGROPOLY - September 2013

▶  A HANDFUL OF CORPORATIONS CONTROL WORLD FOOD PRODUCTION (PDF REPORT) http://www.econexus.info/publication/agropoly-handful-corporations-control-world-food-production

 

 

Ecowatch, October 31, 2013
▶  SEAN PENN'S 'THE HUMAN EXPERIMENT' REVEALS THE TOLL OF TOXIC CHEMICALS IN OUR FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT http://ecowatch.com/2013/10/31/sean-penns-human-experiment-toll-toxic-chemicals/

 

The Grio, November 27, 2013
▶  'FRESH FOOD' - WHAT ARE YOU REALLY EATING http://thegrio.com/2013/11/27/fresh-food-what-are-you-really-eating/

 

Common Dream, February 27, 2014
▶ ORGANIC AGRICULTURE:  THE WAY FORWARD IN THE AGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE. Cling to a food system that contributes to climate change and jeopardizes food security, or adopt a regenerative system that strengthens food security and helps mitigate the climate crisis—"The choice is ours to make," a new report states. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/27-6

 

RT News, February 24, 2014
▶ FINALLY, SOME ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:  GMO MONOCROPS MAY CAUSE MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL (AND HUMAN HEALTH) RISKS, USDA ADMITS http://rt.com/usa/usda-gmo-risk-report-537/

 

                                                     WATCH

               A FARM FOR THE FUTURE - NATURE HOLDS THE KEY
                                         BBC Documentary
                       http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/farm-for-the-future/

 

 

▶ THE POST-GMO ECONOMY - HOW MONSANTO IS TERRIFYING THE FARMING WORLD http://sco.lt/6wRNsv

 

  ▶ The Economic Times, November 25, 2013
NOW "MUTAGENESIS" -  AS OPPOSITION TO GM CROPS GROWS, COMPANIES ARE TURNING TO "MUTANT" SEED BREEDING

Mutagenesis deletes and rearranges hundreds or thousands of genes randomly, spawning mutations that are less precise than GMOs. ... The process, which faces almost no regulation, creates opportunities for companies to grab a bigger share of the $34 billion global commercial seed market. But some scientists say mutant crops are more likely to pose health risks than genetically modified ones.

All breeding techniques can create plants with increased levels of naturally occurring toxins or with proteins known to cause allergic reactions....Reports from the National Academy of Sciences, representing the consensus of experts in the field, say the risk of creating unintended health effects is greater from mutagenesis than any other technique, including genetic modification. ...

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/agriculture/as-opposition-to-gm-grows-companies-are-turning-to-mutant-breeding/articleshow/26334154.cms

 

                                                 WATCH
                   PBS Newshour Report, December 30, 2013
                   GMO SEEDS GROW INTO BIG FIGHT ON KAUAI

                                MONEY TRUMPS HEALTH

Seeds are big business in Hawaii, where large biotech companies develop genetically modified crops. Megan Thompson reports on a battle being waged on the island of Kauai by residents who say growing practices like pesticide use are hazardous to public health.,, http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/environment/july-dec13/hawaiigmo_12-30.html

 

 Honolulu Civil Beat, November 16, 2013

▶ HAWAII:  KAUAI'S GMO AND PESTICIDE BILL IS SET TO BECOME LAW AFTER VETO OVERRIDE http://www.civilbeat.com/articles/2013/11/16/20426-kauais-gmo-and-pesticide-bill-is-set-to-become-law-after-veto-override/

                                                      VIDEO:

           ISLANDS AT RISK: GENETIC ENGINEERING IN HAWAII

                                           http://sco.lt/7w8DWz

 

 

 Courier-Islander, October 22, 2013
▶ MONSANTO CO. CALLS FOR BETTER CONTROL ON AGROCHEMICALS INCLUDING ROUNDUP AFTER AP REPORT http://www.courierislander.com/opinion/monsanto-co-calls-for-better-controls-on-agrochemicals-including-roundup-after-ap-report-1.668459

 

 

 

 Huffington Post Green, November 9, 2013
▶ CLIMATE CHANGE MAY MAGNIFY TOXIC CHEMICAL DANGERS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/08/climate-change-chemicals_n_4240450.html

 

Wake Up World, November 20, 2013

▶ MORE GMO NIGHTMARES: AUSTRALIA TO TRIAL FORCIBLE VACCINATION THROUGH THE RELEASE OF GMO AEROSOL VACCINES http://wakeup-world.com/2013/11/20/australia-to-trial-forcible-vaccination-through-release-of-aerosol-gmo-vaccine/

 

Sustainable Pulse, November 12, 2013
▶ SPREAD OF GM CROPS ILLEGALLY OUT OF CONTROL IN MANY COUNTRIES. Testbiotech published the first global overview showing how genetically engineered plants (GM crops) such as maize, rice, cotton, oilseed rape, bentgrass and poplar trees are spreading uncontrollably. This is happening in regions and countries such as the USA and Canada, Middle America, Japan, China, Australia and Europe. In many cases, the plants have escaped far beyond the fields into the environment. In some regions, the transgenes have already moved into populations of wild relatives.... http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/11/12/spread-of-gm-crops-out-of-control-in-many-countries-breaking-news/#.UoLV-o3piRQ

 

 

Food Safety News, November 11, 2013
▶ BIG FOOD, BIOTECH INDUSTRY'S SECRET PLAN TO GET THE FEDS TO KILL GMO LABELING IN EVERY STATE http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/11/industrys-secret-plan-to-get-the-feds-to-kill-gmo-labeling-in-every-state/#.UoLbdY3piRQ

 

Sustainable Pulse, October 30, 2013
▶ GROWING SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS ON GMO SAFETY FEARS http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/10/30/growing-scientific-consensus-on-gmo-safety-fears-breaking-news/#.UnmgfCTpiRQ

 

                                                     WATCH

         Emmy Award Winning 1 hr Film - University of Minnesota

              "TROUBLED WATERS:  A MISSISSIPPI RIVER STORY"
This excellent one hour documentary examines the "unintended consequences" of farming practices on water quality, soil loss and the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico. Knitting together federal energy, farm and environmental policies, the film makes a compelling case for the revamping of US agricultural policy.  Through beautiful photography and inspiring narrative, the film puts deliberate emphasis on solutions and provides a hopeful blueprint for progress and positive change... http://www.rememberthispoint.com/?p=212

 

 

▶ THINK THOSE 80,000+ CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD & ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED?  http://sco.lt/91jqHh

 

  -▶  PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/5oplFx

 

▶  THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED INDUSTRIAL FARM FETTILIZERS http://sco.lt/8wk5lB

 

▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/9E1XDV

 

 African Center For BioSafety, October 18, 2013

▶ FOOD FASCISM IN SOUTH AFRICA: TIGER BRANDS, PIONEER AND PREMIER FORCE FEEDING THE NATION RISKY GMO MAIZE http://www.acbio.org.za/index.php/media/64-media-releases/445-food-fascism-in-south-africa-tiger-brands-pioneer-and-premier-force-feeding-the-nation-risky-gm-maize

 

 Reuters, October 22, 2013
▶   REPORT SLAMS CONTINUED ANTIBIOTIC USE IN U.S. LIVESTOCK http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/22/us-usa-agriculture-antibiotics-idUSBRE99L1F420131022?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

 

 

▶  BATS: WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME HAS KILLED UP TO 6.7 MILLION BATS: PESTICIDES WEAKEN IMMUNE SYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/7xPkeH

 

The Ecologist, December 12, 2013

-▶ WHAT PRICE NATURE? :  If the world is to feed a growing population against a backdrop of climate change and biodiversity loss, argues Charles Windsor, we must calculate in the cost of the damage we are causing to soils, water, climate and ecosystems... http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2194757/we_must_put_a_price_on_nature.html

 

 

 September 17, 2010 SciDevNet

▶  PESTICIDE RISKS NEED MORE RESEARCH AND REGULATION http://www.scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/pesticide-risks-need-more-research-and-regulation.html

 

 

                                                   WATCH

           I▶   THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO

                                            (FULL LENGTH)

           THE LEADER OF THE BIOTECH, CHEMICAL, AG CARTEL

                                          http://sco.lt/6GeyVF

 

 PDF REPORT

http://www.econexus.info/sites/econexus/files/Agropoly_Econexus_BerneDeclaration_wide-format.pdf

 

ETC Group, September 4, 2013
▶  WHO WILL CONTROL THE AGRICULTURAL INPUTS: THE STATE OF CORPORATE CONCENTRATION, 2013 (PDF REPORT)
PUTTING THE CARTEL BEFORE THE HORSE... AND FARM, SEEDS, SOIL AND PEASANTS ETC. http://www.etcgroup.org/putting_the_cartel_before_the_horse_2013

 

 

▶   MONSANTO, BIOTECH AGRICHEMICAL CARTEL BUYS OBAMA, THE US SENATE AND THE GLOBAL FARM http://sco.lt/8edR3Z

 

▶   POLITICAL CORRUPTION - MONSANTO AND ITS INFLUENCE OVER GOVERNMENTS http://sco.lt/6NoObR

 

▶   THE NEW BIOMASSTERS - SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE NEXT ASSAULT ON BIODIVERSITY AND LIVELIHOODS: ETC Group www.etcgroup.org/content/new-biomassters

 

▶   WHY IS OUR FOOD BEING MADE AND MODIFIED BY THE WORLD'S LARGEST PESTICIDE MANUFACTURERS? http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-defined/

 

▶   THE GMO SEED CARTEL - HOW BIOTECHNOLOGY COMPANIES MONOPOLIZE GLOBAL SEED MARKETS AND THUS OUR FOOD http://sco.lt/5P9IyP

 

▶  WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS? http://sco.lt/79HQvZ

 

 

 Times-Standard Online, November 30, 2013

▶ PESTICIDE-LADEN POT: THE DANGERS OF LURKING CONTAMINANTS AND PESTICIDES

Humboldt State University, Jeffrey Raber said a recent study he conducted found that up to 70 percent of the pesticides found on a marijuana bud can transfer to the smoke being inhaled.."It's much like injecting it directly into your blood stream.”...

...especially in the medical patient context,” Raber said. “These are people that are immunocompromised, they're undergoing chemotherapy, they're very sick with antibacterial loads. We can't be subjecting them to more of these types of potentially harmful contaminants when they're looking to this as a medicine source.”  http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_24628828/what-are-you-smoking-study-finds-pesticides-transfer

 

August 14, 2013 Chicago Now
- ▶  MONSANTO PREPARES TO BUILD LEGAL MEDICAL MARIJUANA EMPIRE WITH GMO SEEDS, PESTICIDES AND FRANKENWEED http://www.chicagonow.com/wild-side-chicago/2013/08/monsanto-ready-to-enter-medical-marijuana-war/

 

Smart Planet, November 8, 2013
- ▶  IS MARIJUANA THE NEXT GREAT AMERICAN INDUSTRY? http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/is-marijuana-the-next-great-american-industry/33745?tag=nl.e660&s_cid=e660&ttag=e660&ftag=TRE4eb29b5

 

 

 

▶   WHY MANY MILLIONS OF ANIMALS, LIKE PEOPLE, ARE NOW OVERWEIGHT http://sco.lt/686HJJ

 

 

▶ OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : Fast-tracking Approvals, Waiving Regulations, Liabilities http://sco.lt/5uCx8b

 

 

 

more...
Steve Kingsley's curator insight, October 23, 2013 9:00 PM

Will people ever learn?

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, October 25, 2013 7:09 AM

Anyone have any doubt about the dangers of GE of food after seeing all of the above documentation?

Scooped by pdjmoo
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Are you eating ‘pesticide plants’? Altering Our Genes

Are you eating ‘pesticide plants’? Altering Our Genes | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

 The Ecologist, September 17, 2013

▶ ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE PLANTS'?

It’s easy to see why biotech companies are anxious to separate the pesticide issue from the GM debate...  http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/Blogs/2078435/are_you_eating_pesticide_plants.html

 

Guardian Environment, July 17, 2014
▶ OVER 60% OF BREADS SOLD IN THE UK CONTAIN PESTICIDE RESIDUES, TESTS SHOW Traces found in two in every three loaves as experts call for more research into impact on health http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/17/pesticide-residue-breads-uk-crops

 

Reuters, July 18, 2014
BUY ORGANIC COFFEE:  BRAZIL APPROVES NEW PESTICIDE TO COMBAT COFFEE BEETLE http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/18/us-brazil-coffee-pesticide-idUSKBN0FN1ZS20140718

 

 

Mail Online, March 09, 2012
▶ HOW THOSE PESTICIDES PERSIST EVEN WHEN YOU WASH YOUR FRUIT AND VEG http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2112767/How-pesticides-persist-wash-fruit-veg.html

 

 August 19, 2013 Natural Society

▶ 800 MILLION POUNDS OF PESTICIDES CAN'T BE WASHED OFF http://naturalsociety.com/800-million-pounds-pesticides-unwashable-bred-food-gmo/

 

 OutsideOnline, May 12, 2014
▶ YOUR FOOD IS POISONING YOU http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/bodywork/performance-plate/Your-Food-Is-Poisoning-You.html

 

Philly.com, May 25, 2014
▶ CHEMICAL EXPOSURE AND BREAST CANCER http://www.philly.com/philly/health/20140525_GreenSpace__Study_backs_lower_chemical_exposure.html

 

Environmental Science and Pollution Research
▶ REPORT:  RISKS OF LARGE-SCALE USE OF SYSTEMIC INSECTICIDES TO ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONING AND SERVICES -- ABSTRACT AND PDF DOWNLOAD http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11356-014-3277-x

 

                                     ==========================

 

                                           INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

                                   Beyond Pesticides, October 22, 2013

SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GMO CROP PRODUCTION http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=12090

 

                  BEYOND PESTICIDES: INFORMATION SERVICES
                PESTICIDE-INDUCED DISEASES DATABASE : CANCER

                   http://www.beyondpesticides.org/health/cancer.php

 

                                     =====================

 

 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

 

 ▶ PESTICIDES ON MY PLATE:  FOOD ALLERGIES, CANCER, ILL HEALTH LINKED TO PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/4megAz

 

 ▶ WHAT'S PESTICIDES ARE ON WHAT FOOD Website:: Pesticides on Carrots http://www.whatsonmyfood.org/food.jsp?food=CR

 

▶ PESTICIDE OVERLOAD: 1.1 BILLION POUNDS USED PER YEAR...AND...NEW USA LEGISLATION BANS RETALIATION  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/986291397/pesticide-overload-1-1-billion-pounds-used-per-year-and-new-usa-legislation-bans-retaliation

 

                                            ===============

                                            -- YOUR HEALTH --

                                             ===============

 

UN, WHO PANEL CALLS HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS A 'GLOBAL THREAT'' http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997219112/un-who-panel-calls-hormone-disrupting-chemicals-a-global-threat

 

Beyond Pesticides, November 30, 2012
▶ KAISER PERMANENTE ISSUES WARNING ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD, PESTICIDES http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=8718

 

Earth Justice, December 8, 2012
▶ WARNING TO PARENTS ABOUT KIDS' EXPOSURE TO PESTICIDES http://earthjustice.org/blog/2012-december/warning-to-parents-about-kids-exposure-to-pesticides

 

▶ PESTICIDES ARE NOT HEART HEALTHY - THE GROWING GLOBAL HEALTH CRISIS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/985129576/pesticides-are-not-heart-healthy-the-growing-global-health-crisis

 

July 18, 2013 National Geographic
▶ ORGANOPHOPHATES: A COMMON BUT DEADLY PESTICIDE IN LUNCH THAT KILLED 23 CHILDREN IN INDIA. The pesticides blamed for killing at least 25 children in India are widely used around the world, including in the United States, and health experts have raised safety concerns about this class of chemicals in the past.
 http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/07/130718-organophosphates-pesticides-indian-food-poisoning/

 

 ▶ THOUSANDS OF DYING FARMERS IN SRI LANKA: STUDIES LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE TO AGROCHEMICALS http://sco.lt/6gKuMT

 

                                                   WATCH

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

 

Earth Justice, July 16, 2013
▶ PESTICIDES TAKING HEALTH TOLL ON FARM WORKERS.

If the apples in your local store are bug-free because of pesticides, then you might ask who the pesticides hurt before the apples left the farm. That’s because many pesticides are toxic enough to seriously harm the humans who work in the orchards http://earthjustice.org/blog/2013-july/pesticides-taking-toll-on-farmworkers

 

March 3, 2013 -

▶ 8 WAYS CORPORATIONS ARE POISONING OUR FOOD, WATER AND THE EARTH http://www.nationofchange.org/8-ways-corporations-are-poisoning-our-food-water-earth-1362318238

 

 

-▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3

 

RT News, February 24, 2014
▶ FINALLY, SOME ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:  GMO CROPS MAY CAUSE MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL (AND HUMAN HEALTH) RISKS, USDA ADMITS http://rt.com/usa/usda-gmo-risk-report-537/

 

The Ecologist, January 30, 2014
  -▶ THE CHEMICAL BLITZ OF PESTICIDES IN OUR FIELDS: An ordinary arable field in Sussex is sprayed with pesticides 22 times over a single growing season. Dave Goulson wonders how the bees can survive this toxic onslaught - and exactly who benefits. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2258103/revealed_the_chemical_blitz_of_pesticides_in_our_fields.html

 

 

▶ MILLIONS OF BEES DIE BECAUSE OF NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES MANUFACTURED BY BAYER AND SYNGENTA AND 94% OF GMO CORN IF TREATED WITH EITHER IMIDACLOPRID OR CLOTHIANIDIN PESTICIDES http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/gmo-corn-treated-with-neonicotinoids-pesticides-manufactured-by-Bayer-Syngenta-kill-honeybees.php

 

Forbes, January 6, 2014
▶ AGENT ORANGE GMO? AFTER USDA BACKED 2,4-D SEEDS, MICHAEL POLLAN, MARION NESTLE LEAD ACTIVIST HYPE OF DISCREDITED LINK http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonentine/2014/01/06/agent-orange-gmo-after-usda-backs-24-d-seeds-michael-pollan-marion-nestle-lead-activist-hype-of-discredited-link/

 

                                                      WATCH

                       Michael Pollan: "DON'T MISS THIS VIDEO

▶  **** DANGERS OF DICAMBA- Roundup's Next Generation. The next wave of herbicide-tolerant crops from Monsanto-- will make Round-Up look benign" http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba

 

 Kantipur,com, December 3, 2013

 ▶ YOU MAY BE SWALLOWING HARMFUL PESTICIDES WITH YOUR FAVORITE VEGETABLES
Nepal imported 345 tonnes of pest-killing chemicals worth Rs 380 million in the last fiscal year, and 85 percent of them were applied in vegetable production, stated a report issued by the Plant Protection Directorate of the Ministry of Agriculture Development.
http://www.ekantipur.com/2013/12/03/business/alarming-rise-in-use-of-toxic-pesticides-report/381777.html

 

                                                      VIDEO:

                                             ISLANDS AT RISK

              The Genetic Engineering (GMO), Pesticide War in Hawai'i

                                          http://sco.lt/89RTVZ

 

 

▶ THINK THOSE 80,000 CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD HAVE BEEN TESTED?  http://sco.lt/7QxMob

 

 PR Watch, January 15, 2014
▶  BIOSOLIDS: UNDER PRESSURE, WHOLE FOODS AGREES TO STOP SELLING PRODUCE GROWN IN SEWAGE SLUDGE... Industrial and hospital waste and human excrement http://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/01/12359/whole-foods-agrees-stop-selling-produce-grown-sewage-sludge

 

 

                                                --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki                      

        ▶ "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?"

                                             http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

▶ THE POWERFUL USDA ALLOW MORE GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS WITH Bt TOXIC PESTICIDES TO MARKET, DESPITE SERIOUS HEALTH CONCERNS  http://sco.lt/7VOZZx

 

August 21, 2013 Pesticide Action Group
▶ THIS BRAIN-HARMING PESTICIDE HAS GOT TO GO  http://www.panna.org/blog/harming-kids-brains

 

 Guardian Environment, May 09, 2014
 -▶ HONEYBEES ABANDONING HIVES AND DYING DUE TO INSECTICIDE USE, RESEARCH STUDY FINDS Harvard study shows neonicotionoids are devastating colonies by triggerring colony collapse disorder http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/09/honeybees-dying-insecticide-harvard-study

 

Washington Post, Decembere 22, 2013
▶ EPA's SYSTEM OF TRACKING PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OUR HONEYBEES - BIG TIME http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/epas-system-of-tracking-pesticides-harmful-to-honeybees-critics-say/2013/12/22/7346a80c-6835-11e3-8b5b-a77187b716a3_story.html

 

▶ MILLIONS OF BEES DIE BECAUSE OF NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES MANUFACTURED BY BAYER AND SYNGENTA AND 94% OF GMO CORN IF TREATED WITH EITHER IMIDACLOPRID OR CLOTHIANIDIN PESTICIDES http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/gmo-corn-treated-with-neonicotinoids-pesticides-manufactured-by-Bayer-Syngenta-kill-honeybees.php

 

The Age, August 16, 2013
▶ DEFORMED INSECTS BLAMED ON PESTICIDE USE http://www.theage.com.au/environment/deformed-insects-blamed-on-pesticide-use-20130815-2rzi6.html

 

May 17, 2013 Natural News
▶ SYSTEMIC PESTICIDES ARE PENETRATING DEEP INTO PLANT TISSUES (Which We Eat), DESTROYING BEETLES, TREES, BEES AND HUMAN HORMONES http://www.naturalnews.com/040377_systemic_pesticides_bee_populations_hormones.html

 

 ▶ 37 MILLION BEES FOUND DEAD IN ONTARIO, CANADA AFTER PLANTING LARGE GMO CORN FIELD TREATED WITH NEONICOTINOID CLASS PESTICIDES http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/neonicotinoids-pesticides-colony-collapse-of-honeybees-suppressing-immune-system.php#biotech

 

Organic Authority, April 11, 2012
▶ FROM LAWN TO FISHING LINE:  PESTICIDES POISONING WEST COAST SALMON http://www.organicauthority.com/blog/organic/from-lawn-to-line-home-pesticides-poisoning-west-coast-salmon/

 

 ▶ NEW RESEARCH: GMO FOOD FAR WORSE THAT WE THINK - THEIR TOXIC CHEMICAL COCKTAILS http://www.activistpost.com/2012/02/new-research-gmo-food-far-worse-than-we.html

 

 

                                                       WATCH

                              Democracy Now, February 22, 2014

                                      SILENCING THE SCIENTIST: 

              TARGETED BY PESTICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA - ALTRAZINE

                                            http://sco.lt/8VIcAz

 

 

 ▶ THE POWERFUL USDA ALLOW MORE GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS WITH Bt TOXIC PESTICIDES TO MARKET, DESPITE SERIOUS HEALTH CONCERNS  http://sco.lt/7VOZZx

 

 

 Pesticide Action Network, December 18, 2013
▶ BAYER CROPSCIENCES FINED FOR ENDANGERING PUERTO RICAN FARMWORKERS WITH PESTICIDES http://www.panna.org/blog/bayer-fined-endangering-farmworkers

 

 Sustainable Brands, December 09, 2013
  ▶  COMPANIES NEED A NEW GAME PLAN FOR CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/green_chemistry/tim-greiner/companies-need-new-game-plan-chemical-management

 

 FRANCE24 , January 13, 2014
▶  U.S. 'SUPERWEEDS' EPIDEMIC SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON GMOs http://www.france24.com/en/20140113-us-superweeds-epidemic-shines-spotlight-gmos/

 

 GreenMediaInfo, June 23, 2013
  ▶  EXTREME TOXICITY OF "ROUNDUP"  DESTROYS GM/NON-GM 'SUBSTANTIAL EQUIVALENCE' ARGUMENT http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/monsantos-game-over-extreme-toxicity-roundup-destroys-justification-gm

 

  ▶  THE WAR AGAINST ORGANICS:  WHAT' AN 'ORGANIC' LABEL REALLY WORTH? http://sco.lt/718cfh

 

 

 

  Calgary Herald, October 20, 2013
 ▶   ARGENTINES CALL FOR LIMITS ON AGROCHEMICAL SPRAYING CITING HEALTH PROBLEMS
One area's birth defects quadrupled in decade after genetically modified crops approved http://www.calgaryherald.com/health/Argentines+call+limits+agrochemical+spraying+citing+health+problems/9058815/story.html

 

Times-Standard Online, November 30, 2013

▶ PESTICIDE-LADEN POT: THE DANGERS OF LURKING CONTAMINANTS AND PESTICIDES WITH COMPROMISED IMMUNE SYSTEMS

Humboldt State University, Jeffrey Raber said a recent study he conducted found that up to 70 percent of the pesticides found on a marijuana bud can transfer to the smoke being inhaled.."It's much like injecting it directly into your blood stream.”...

...especially in the medical patient context,” Raber said. “These are people that are immunocompromised, they're undergoing chemotherapy, they're very sick with antibacterial loads. We can't be subjecting them to more of these types of potentially harmful contaminants when they're looking to this as a medicine source.”  http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_24628828/what-are-you-smoking-study-finds-pesticides-transfer

 

                                                    -- WATCH --

                          ROUNDUP: THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                                             http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

       NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP

                                         GLYPHOSATES

 

 

▶ PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS -- AND YOU http://sco.lt/5XzNlx

 

February 8, 2012 Food Integrity Campaign
▶ DROWNING IN HERBICIDE: MONSANTO IGNORES HEALTH CONCERNS http://www.foodwhistleblower.org/blog/23-2012/286-drowning-in-herbicide-monsanto-ignores-health-concerns

 

RT USA, December 3, 2013

▶ ABSOLUTE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS WANT #GMO FOOD LABELED http://rt.com/usa/gmo-labeled-majority-americans-601/#.Up5DPW6-Pr8.twitter

 

PAN - August 16, 2013

▶ WHY GE LABELING IS MONSANTO'S WORST NIGHTMARE -- -PESTICIDES http://www.panna.org/blog/why-ge-labeling-monsantos-worst-nightmare

 

 

 

The Economic Times, November 25, 2013
-▶  AS OPPOSITION TO GM CROPS GROWS, COMPANIES ARE TURNING TO MUTANT BREEDING http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/agriculture/as-opposition-to-gm-grows-companies-are-turning-to-mutant-breeding/articleshow/26334154.cms

 

   -▶ UNDER SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY LIFE WILL NOT BE A PRODUCT OF NATURE BUT OF A LAB AND IT WILL BE PATENTED AND PRIVATIZED http://sco.lt/7pchOL

 

 Science News, February 25, 2014

  -▶ GETTING CROPS THAT WE EAT TO TALK TO INSECTS: Genetically modified plants that produce bug pheromones & that we have to eat (Note from @pdjmoo: Not a word here about any potential impact on human or environmental health as both we humans and other species will be eating these "plants" or engaging with them in some way. It always interests me how the biotech industry put forth their "exciting" new discoveries couched as if they're saving the planet, yet  rarely includes any reference to potential impacts on human and environmental health. We can't keep changing genes in plants and animals without long-term independent peer-reviewed research.) http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2014/02/getting-crops-talk-insects

 

Reuter, February 25, 2014

▶IS THE USDA FINALLY ADMITTING THE PROBLEMS WITH GMO CROPS? - USDA REPORT http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/24/usda-gmo-report-idUSL1N0LT16M20140224

 

 The Grio, November 27, 2013

▶  'FRESH FOOD' - WHAT ARE YOU REALLY EATING http://thegrio.com/2013/11/27/fresh-food-what-are-you-really-eating/

 

 

 US National Institute of Health
 ▶ CHEMICAL TOXINS: A RESEARCH PAPER TO EXPLAIN THE GLOBAL OBESITY EPIDEMIC http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12006126

 

Food Democracy Now, October 30, 2013

 -▶ THE FOUNDING FABLES OF INDUSTRIALIZED AGRICULTURE http://fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2013/oct/30/the_founding_fables_of_industrialized_agriculture/

 

▶ A RACE TO SAVE THE APPLE AND ORANGE BY ALTERING ITS DNA http://sco.lt/7FBXY9

 

▶ 8 REASONS NEVER TO BUY ANOTHER WINTER TOMATO http://sco.lt/8lfNIn

 

▶ The Guardian, September 5, 2013
FDA 'ENDANGERING PUBLIC HEALTH' BY IGNORING CONCERNS OVER GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD AND PESTICIDES

GMO allow more pesticide to be contained in the plant. Nearly 80% of GMOs are designed to absorb ROUNDUP. The other 20% are designed to produce their own pesticide. We found that pesticides are not really tested." http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/05/gm-food-cancers-fsa?view=mobile

 

Guardian Sustainable Business October 16, 2013

▶ THE SEARCH FOR SUSTAINABLE CROPS: RETURNING TO NATURE'S WILD INTELLIGENCE http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/world-food-day-sustainable-crops

 

Grist, October 16, 2013
▶ CATCH THE DRIFT: FARMERS GO ROGUE TO FIGHT AIRBORNE PESTICIDE POLLUTION. Use and exposure to agricultural sprays have been associated with various types of cancer and neurological disorders, with farmworkers being most susceptible due to their time in the fields during and after applications. The drift is also responsible for diminishing number of bees. http://grist.org/food/drift-catchers-use-citizen-science-to-fight-pesticide-pollution/

 

▶ Telegraph, June 14, 2013

BEE-KILLING NEONICOTINOIDS HARM BIRDS, SOIL AND LEACHES INTO GROUNDWATER, WHERE IT PERSISTS FOR YEARS  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/10119237/Neonicotinoids-harm-birds-and-soil.html

 

 May 15, 2013 Lifewise
▶ *** BIOTECH'S NEXT BIG DISASTER: SEEDS THAT EMIT MULTIPLE PESTICIDES http://southweb.org/lifewise/biotechs-next-big-disaster-seeds-that-emit-multiple-pesticides/

 

▶ GMO DEFINED http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-defined/

 

 

 

▶ PLACING PROFITS AHEAD OF WELL BEING: CHALLENGING THE DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF AGRO-CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3070968001/placing-profits-ahead-of-wellbeing-challenging-the-destructive-power-of-agro-chemical-industry

 

Reader Supported Network, October 9, 2012
▶ WHY IS OUR FOOD BEING MADE AND MODIFIED BY THE CHEMICAL AND PESTICIDE INDUSTRY? http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/271-38/13874-genetically-modified-food-industrys-dirty-little-secret

 

The Week, October 8, 2013
▶ PEAK SOIL:  WHY NUTRITION IS DISAPPEARING FROM OUR FOOD http://theweek.com/article/index/250753/peak-soil-why-nutrition-is-disappearing-from-our-food

 

▶ CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/9E1XDV

 

 

 ▶   POISONOUS CHEMICAL TOXINS IN YOUR DRINKING WATER : THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY, THE EPA AND CONFLICT OF INTERESTS http://sco.lt/57ufr7

 

 ▶   EXPOSURE TO CHEMICALS IN FOOD AND PESTICIDES - BREAST CANCER, PARKINSON'S DISEASE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3869561061/exposure-to-chemicals-in-food-and-pesticides-breast-cancer-parkinson-s-disease

 

 ▶   EPA OVERSIGHT?: THE 'BAIT AND SWITCH' SALES TACTIC OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1245995194/epa-oversight-the-bait-and-switch-sales-tactics-of-the-chemical-industry

 

 ▶   REVERSING THE BURDEN OF PROOF: More than 80,000 chemicals permitted for use in the U.S. have never been fully tested http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2765494206/reversing-the-burden-of-proof-more-than-80-000-chemicals-permitted-for-use-in-the-u-s-have-never-been-fully-tested-for-toxicity-to-humans

 

 

April 12, 2013 - Honey Colony - Mark Bittman

▶ PESTICIDES:  THE THREAT IS MORE ACUTE THAN EVER http://www.honeycolony.com/article/pesticides-now-more-than-ever/

 

 

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                                                -- REGULATION --

 

 July 23, 2013 RT News
▶ FDA RAISES ALLOWABLE LEVELS OF PESTICIDE IN CROPS AND FOOD http://rt.com/usa/monsanto-glyphosate-roundup-epa-483/

 

Sustainable Food Trust
▶ *** AGRI-CHEMICAL PR STRATEGIES http://sustainablefoodtrust.org/articles/pr-strategies-of-the-agri-chemical-companies/

 

April 25, 2013 - Sun Journal

▶ A FREE RIDE? U.S. SENATORS INTRODUCE BILL TO  EASE REGULATIONS" ON PESTICIDES  http://www.newbernsj.com/news/business/hagan-co-sponsors-bill-to-reduce-regulations-on-pesticides-1.132767in-the-air

 

WHY IS THERE SO LITTLE INDEPENDENT PEER REVIEWED GMO RESEARCH? http://sco.lt/5FIWcD

 

Environmental Health News, September 23, 2013
▶ SPECIAL REPORT:  SCIENTISTS CRITICAL OF NEW EU CHEMICAL POLICY HAVE INDUSTRY TIES, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/eu-conflict

 

 

                            =================================

                           -- PESTICIDES DEADLY TO POLLINATORS --

 

▶ BEE-KILLING CHEMICALS LURK INSIDE YOUR FOOD: AGROCHEMICALS THREAT TO WILD BEES, FOOD SECURITY AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/8mGvg1

 

 ▶   'BEE FRIENDLY' PRETREATED PLANTS WITH DEADLY PESTICIDES SOLD INTO CONSUMER MARKET http://sco.lt/6CpeAD

 

▶ DEADLY PESTICIDE 'BEE FRIENDLY' PRETREATED PLANTS SOLD INTO CONSUMER MARKET -- UNLABELED http://sco.lt/7ydzKD

 

▶ THE PESTICIDE PESTILENCE: NEONICOTINOID-COATED WILD BIRD SEEDS DEADLY TO SONG BIRDS, INSECTS AND WILDLIFE  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free/

 

 

                                                    WATCH

                                  "FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE"

                                A WORLD WITHOUT AMPHIBIANS

                                         http://sco.lt/5U62ML

 

▶ PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT ECOSYSTEMS, FOOD CHAIN AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/813dw1

 

 

AlterNet, October 9, 2013

▶ MEET THE OPPOSITE OF MONSANTO - THESE ARE THE FOLKS THAT REALLY FEED THE WORLD http://www.alternet.org/food/meet-opposite-monsanto-these-are-folks-really-feed-world

 

August 30, 2013 Sustainable Pulse:

▶ THE NEVER-ENDING TREADMILL OF MORE AND STRONGER PESTICIDES:

-----BIOTECH AG INDUSTRY STARTS NEW ERA OF PESTICIDE-PROMOTING AGRICULTURE http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/08/30/biotech-industry-starts-new-era-of-pesticide-promoting-agriculture/#.UigyP7zc-RQ

 

 

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 ▶ THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD FOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

June 18, 2013 GM Watch

▶ SECRET COMPOSITION OF PESTICIDES IS A SCIENTIFIC SHAME http://www.gmwatch.org/latest-listing/52-2013/14928-secret-composition-of-pesticides-is-a-scientific-shame

 

Earth Justice

▶ SALMON MUST BE PROTECTED FROM PESTICIDES http://earthjustice.org/features/salmon-must-be-protected-from-pesticides

 

                                              -- WATCH --

                 ▶   THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO -

            The Leader Of The Biotech Ag Chemical Cartel (Full Length)

                                      http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

The Top Information Post, May 28, 2013
RUSSIA WARNS OBAMA:  MONSANTO http://topinfopost.com/2013/05/28/russia-warns-obama-monsanto

 

 

 September 4, 2013 Grist

▶ WHY ARE THERE PESTICIDES AND GMOs IN OUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES? http://grist.org/news/why-are-there-pesticides-and-gmos-in-our-national-wildlife-refuges/

 

▶ THE GREAT AMERICAN CORPORATE GIVEAWAY - OUR PRISTINE NATIONAL PARKS: PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS, GMO CROPS AND OIL, GAS DRILLING http://sco.lt/7N3249

 

 

 

 ▶ PHARMACEUTICAL, PESTICIDE, CHEMICAL POLLUTION IN OUR STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING (BOTTLED) WATERhttp://sco.lt/6cpIbx

 

 

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                                           ▶ ▶ RESOURCES

 

-- PESTICIDE ACTION NETWORK http://www.panna.org/

 

-- BEYOND PESTICIDES http://www.beyondpesticides.org/index.php

 

 

 

 

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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, September 18, 2013 3:18 PM

The reason why you may not have thought much about these pesticide plants before is because our media has found itself in an unhealthy alliance with well paid spokespeople who aggressively represent the biotech industry’s point of view.

lloyd stanley gordon's curator insight, September 30, 2013 6:31 PM

Simply  frightful!  I  have  been commenting on this topic  since I first published my in  house  thesis  for  the  21st  century:Quantum Organiculture. It  was  published  for me  by the  Jamaican Gleaner  company  during the  80s  and  90s,  and  a  modified version  by the Science Research Council of Jamaica at  their  16th Annual Conference in Kingston Jamaica. My  position remains  the  same  and  as far as I cn see is being  almightily reinforced  by  these  findings.  

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, October 25, 2013 7:21 AM

You become what is in what you eat. Do you want to consume food full of pesticides? They are dangerous, disease causing and can become deadly. Just read the facts if you can find them.

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WATCH: BOTTLED LIFE:  The Business with Water

WATCH:  BOTTLED LIFE:  The Business with Water | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

                                                      WATCH:

                                                Annie Leonard's

                            "THE STORY OF BOTTLED WATER"

                                       The Story of Stuff Project

http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-bottled-water/

 

The Desert Sun, July 14, 2014

- ▶ NESTLE, ARROWHEAD TAPPING WATER FREE FROM CALIFORNIA'S MORONGO RESERVATION. The Companies are exporting a seriously limited resource with no oversight http://ow.ly/zd4DX

 

 June 3, 2013 CBC News
- ▶ GROUPS WANT CAP ON NESTLE'S WATER PERMIT DURING DROUGHTS http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/05/30/pol-nestle-water-permit-appeal.html

 

                                              FILM (Documentary):
                                                  "BOTTLED LIFE"

                                       http://en.bottledlife.tv/#/intro

 

                                                  THE STORY

               THE TRUTH ABOUT NESTLE'S BUSINESS WITH WATER

To be able to sell and make money from water, you first have to own it. The Swiss film "Bottled Life" documents the booming business with bottled water, by focusing on the global leader in this lucrative multi-billion dollar market – namely, the Nestlé corporation in Switzerland. Nestlé currently controls more than 70% of the world's bottled water brands  http://www.bottledlifefilm.com/index.php/the-story.html AND  http://en.bottledlife.tv/

 

 Story of Stuff

- ▶ NESTLE POLAND SPRING BOTTLED WATER. The people who live in Fryeburg, Maine can only access their local spring water by buying it in a plastic bottle. That’s because this small town’s spring water is currently controlled by Nestlé, and Nestlé wants to lock up its control over the town’s water with a massive 45-year contract -- children in the town will be grandparents before they are able to challenge it. http://act.storyofstuff.org/page/s/nestle-poland-spring-bottled-water

 

                           PETITION: Nestlé: Stop draining Pakistan!

                   http://action.sumofus.org/a/nestle-water-pakistan/

 

June 5, 2013 The Daily Sheeple
- ▶ NESTLE'S MASSIVE MARK UP OF WATER WHILE PATENTING BREAST MILK AND MEDICINAL PLANTS http://www.thedailysheeple.com/nestles-wet-dream-they-mark-up-water-53-million-percent_062013

 

Climate Progress, January 31, 2014

▶ DENIAL FOR PROFIT: NESTLE CEO:  LET GOD HANDLE GLOBAL WARMING http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/31/3233481/nestle-climate-denier-god/

 

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July 12, 2013 Slate

-▶ YOU ARE PAYING 300 TIMES MORE FOR BOTTLED WATER THAN TAP WATER http://ow.ly/mX2oR

 

                                                      WATCH
                                                    "TAPPED"

                                          Documentary 1:15:09
Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil. The documentary is well structured and presents an overwhelming amount of evidence which will change the way anyone thinks about bottled and municipal water. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/tapped/

 

 

                                               BOTTLED WATER:

FOOD & WATER WATCH DESTROYS THE MYTHS AND GETS YOU THE FACTS http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/water/bottled/

 

 Circle of Blue -  INFOGRAPHIC

- ▶ *10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WATER http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2009/world/infographic-ten-things-you-should-know-about-water/

 

Food & Water Watch, June 24, 2013
- ▶ TAKE BACK THE TAP:  BOTTLED WATER WASTES RESOURCES AND MONEY http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/reports/take-back-the-tap-2013/

 

NRDC Investigation

  - ▶ *BOTTLED WATER - PURE DRINK OR PURE HYPE  http://www.nrdc.org/water/drinking/bw/bwinx.asp

 - ▶ *NRDC Update: BOTTLED WATER http://www.nrdc.org/water/drinking/bw/bwinx.asp

 

 Environmental Working Group
- ▶ WHAT'S IN YOUR BOTTLED WATER - BESIDES WATER? http://www.ewg.org/research/ewg-bottled-water-scorecard-2011

 

 Environmental News Network:

- ▶ BOTTLED WATER NOT THE ANSWER: DRINKING WATER CONTAMINATED BY PHARMACEUTICALS http://www.enn.com/health/article/32699

 

The Green Diva, June 27, 2014
- ▶10 REASONS TO AVOID BOTTLED WATER http://thegreendivas.com/2014/06/27/10-reasons-avoid-bottled-water/



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                          THE LIFE OF A PLASTIC WATER BOTTLE

                                          A JOURNEY BEGINS

                                          http://sco.lt/5BTtMv

 

                                              INFOGRAPHIC

▶  THE TRUTH ABOUT PLASTIC AND ITS IMPACT ON OUR PLANET  - Is temporary convenience worth the 400 to 1000 years it takes plastic silverware to break down? http://holykaw.alltop.com/the-truth-about-plastic-and-its-impact-on-our-planet-infographic

 

Prevention News
- ▶ HOW YOUR BOTTLED WATER SCREWS UP YOUR HORMONES. Paying $2 for a bottle of water may be more convenient than lugging around your reusable one, but that seemingly small price may have a big impact on your health... http://www.prevention.com/food/healthy-eating-tips/your-bottled-water-has-24500-chemicals

 

Mother Jones, March 03, 2014

▶ HOW INDUSTRY AND THE FEDS SUPPRESSED EVIDENCE THAT PLASTICS WREAK HAVOC ON OUR HORMONES http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/03/regulatory-capture-bpa-plastic-estrogen-endocrine-disruptor-feds

 

▶ UN, WHO PANEL CALLS HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS A 'GLOBAL THREAT' http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997219112/un-who-panel-calls-hormone-disrupting-chemicals-a-global-threat

 

Feb 19, 2013 - Science Daily
▶ EFFECTS OF HUMAN EXPOSURE TO HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS EXAMINED IN LANDMARK UNITED NATION REPORT http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130219115501.htm

 

 ▶ PREVENTION AS CURE:  BREAST CANCER, BPA AND THE ENVIRONMENT http://sco.lt/9EiHKr

 

▶  BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS:  IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/768Gsz

 

 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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                                      -- CORPORATE WATER --

                                      ====================

 

                                                        WATCH
                         "FLOW: FOR LOVE OF WATER" 93 min
Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis.
     Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/flow-for-love-of-water/

 

July 3, 2013 EcoWatch

-▶  THE PRIVATIZING OF PUBLIC WATER

Throughout the meeting, a misleading notion was continually raised that using private capital to fund water systems somehow constitutes an innovative approach to financing. This couldn’t be further from the truth.... http://ecowatch.com/2013/will-public-water-be-privatized/

 

                                    THE LEGAL RIGHT TO WATER: 

         WATER PRIVATIZATION ESCALATING AT AN ALARMING RATE

                                               http://sco.lt/5eTkH3

 

 Sustainable Business, January 15, 2014

▶ PRIVATIZATION OF WATER, FIRST ISSUE FOR EU CITIZENS INITIATIVE  http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25440

 

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                                          THE BUSINESS OF WATER:

                 WHY BUSINESS NEEDS TO WAKE UP TO WATER WASTE

                                              http://sco.lt/6kPqYz

 

Water Justice

- ▶ *THE GLOBAL WATER GRAB: A PRIMER http://www.tni.org/primer/global-water-grab-primer

 

 August 3, 2013 Guardian

- ▶ *THE WATER COMPANIES AND THE FOUL STENCH OF EXPLOITATION: The privatisation of water is a story of greed, incompetence and fleecing the public http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/03/water-industry-exploitation-pollution

 

 

- ▶ *GLOBAL WATER CRISIS: UN's WATER AGENDA AT RISK OF BEING HIJACKED BY BIG BUSINESS http://sco.lt/4vQUin

 

Common Dreams, June 26, 2014
- ▶ U.N. TO DETROIT:  DENIAL OF WATER TO THOUSANDS VIOLATES HUMAN RIGHTS http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/06/26

 

The Guardian, October 30, 2013

- ▶  BLUE-GOLD INVESTING: COMMODIFICATION OF CRITICAL WATER MAY OUT-PRICE THE POOR http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/water-access-commodity-human-rights

 

 June 15, 2013 NPR

-▶ WATER WARS: WHO CONTROLS THE FLOW? http://www.npr.org/2013/06/15/192034094/rivers-run-through-controversies-over-who-owns-the-water?ft=1&f=1025

 

  September 2, 2013 IPS News

- ▶ *WATER SCARCITY COULD DRIVE CONFLICT OR COOPERATION - UN http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/09/water-scarcity-could-drive-conflict-or-cooperation/

 

March 20, 1023 - Save Greek Water

-▶ WATER IS A HUMAN RIGHT – A TEST CASE FOR DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE http://www.savegreekwater.org/?p=1974

 

 Project Syndicate, August 7, 2013

- ▶ *THE BATTLE FOR WATER http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/why-water-is-becoming-the-new-oil-by-brahma-chellaney

 

Forest News, June 3, 2013
- ▶ *Q&A: WHO OWNS THE RIGHTS TO THE WORLD/S COMMON RESOURCES? http://blog.cifor.org/16672/qa-who-owns-the-rights-to-the-worlds-common-resources/#.Ub6-u-swOic

 

 

Global Sherpa, November 30, 2013

▶ LIQUID ASSETS:  FROM WATER RISK TO STEWARDSHIP http://www.globalsherpa.org/cdp-water-business-risk-stewardship

 

 Upside, February 28, 2013
▶  A CORPORATION SHOULD BE MORE THAN A MONEY COW. We need a new market system according to Pavan Sukhdev, founder/CEO of GIST Advisory. A market that is not set on just financial success but for once focuses on the whole picture http://www.upsides.com/2013/02/28/why-a-corporation-should-be-so-much-more-than-a-money-cow/

 

 

 - ▶ WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 

  Environmental Working Group

- ▶ WHAT'S IN YOUR BOTTLED WATER - BESIDES WATER? http://www.ewg.org/research/ewg-bottled-water-scorecard-2011

 

 

                            ============================

              CHEMICALS, PHARMACEUTICALS IN YOUR WATER

                            ============================

 

                                                 --- WATCH ---

                                February 13, 2013 PBS NewsHour
                                       VIDEO INVESTIGATION

**** POISONOUS CHEMICAL TOXINS IN YOUR DRINKING WATER: THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY, THE EPA AND CONFLICT OF INTERESTS http://www.pbs.org/newshour/multimedia/epa-corporate/

 

July 4, 2013 EurActive

- ▶ EU: NEW CHEMICALS, DRUGS ADDED TO EUROPEAN UNION WATER POLLUTION WATCH LIST http://www.euractiv.com/health/new-chemicals-pharmaceuticals-ad-news-529073

 

 The Daily Green:

- ▶ WHY BOTTLED WATER WON'T PROTECT YOU FROM ROGUE PHARMACEUTICALS http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/community-news/bottled-water-pharmaceuticals-47031112

 

- ▶ * BIG PHARMA DRUGS FOUND IN RIVERS, CHANGES FISH BEHAVIOR - WITH POTENTIAL EVOLUTIONARY AND ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS  http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/feb/14/anxiety-drug-rivers-changes-fish-behaviour

 

The Associated Press Investigation:
- ▶ *PHARMACEUTICALS FOUND IN DRINKING WATER, AFFECTING WILDLIFE AND HUMANS http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interactives/pharmawater_site/index.html

 

June 15, 2013 Digital Journal

- ▶ NEW METHOD FOR DETECTING WASTE MEDICINES IN RIVER WATER  http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/352342

 

 

- ▶  PHARMACEUTICAL POLLUTION IN OUR STREAMS, RIVERS AND DRINKING (BOTTLED) WATER http://sco.lt/5nn8dt

 

                                             --- WATCH ---

                                     PBS Newshour Video

                                          March 15, 2013

          HOW TO GET CHROMIUM-6 OUT OF YOUR DRINKING WATER http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/03/getting-the-chromium-out-of-your-water.html

 

 ▶ THINK THOSE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD, WATER  AND ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/72z4gD

 

 

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                                    WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                          The Global Water Crisis

                                                http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

                                  FRACKING AWAY OUR WATER: 

                         Poisoning Our Dwindling water supplies

                                            http://sco.lt/6E75Av

 

 June 5, 2013 Washington Post

- ▶ *IOWA CITIES STRUGGLE AS FARM RUNOFF CAUSES NITRATE LEVELS TO SOAR IN DRINKING WATER http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/iowa-cities-struggle-as-farm-runoff-causes-nitrate-levels-to-soar-in-drinking-water/2013/06/05/7c1a0450-cdae-11e2-8573-3baeea6a2647_story.html

 

 SustainAbility, December 24, 2013
- ▶ TOXIC TIME BOMB - NEONICOTINOIDS, CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT http://www.sustainability.com/blog/ten-trends-from-2013-toxics-timebomb#.Urns-vZQ1K4

 

 Huffington Post, March 7, 2013

- ▶ CHEMICAL CREEP: HOW TOXIC CHEMICALS ARE SNEAKING INTO YOUR FOOD AND YOUR BODY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/07/toxic-chemicals-food-body_n_2829270.html

 

 NEW RESEARCH: GMO FOOD FAR WORSE THAT WE THINK - THEIR TOXIC CHEMICAL COCKTAILS http://www.activistpost.com/2012/02/new-research-gmo-food-far-worse-than-we.html

 

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, September 20, 2013 12:03 PM

Nestle controlling 70% of the global bottled water market? Where is my chocolate water?

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, February 5, 7:09 AM

It is crucial to know what big business is doing and is planning to do with our drinking water.

Efren Gallardo's curator insight, March 4, 2:03 PM

in order to sell and make money off from water, you have to own water. since the population is growing water is becoming scarce. the nestle corporation owns more than 70% of bottled water brand.

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Will Synthetic Biology Benefit or Threaten Wild Things?

Will Synthetic Biology Benefit or Threaten Wild Things? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

  April 12, 2013 DotEarth New York Times

-▶  WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS?

Biologists and biological engineers meet to explore the impacts, for better and worse, of synthetic life on wild life....an emerging force that will, in ways both direct and indirect, shape the face of what we used to call “nature” or “wildlife.”... http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/12/will-synthetic-biology-benefit-or-threaten-wild-things/?smid=tw-dotearth&seid=auto

 

 -▶  HOW BIOTECH CORPORATIONS AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://sco.lt/7OmezB

 

Responsible Innovation June 12, 2014
 -▶ SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY: MISSING THE POINT http://jackstilgoe.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/letter-to-nature/

 

France24 TV
-▶  PATENTING LIFE:  WHERE DO THE LIMITS LIE? http://www.france24.com/en/20140517-beyond-business-patenting-life-biotechnology-intellectual-property-science-species-human-dna-gmo-gene-breast-cancer/

 

Al Jazeera America, November 9, 2013
-▶  GENETICALLY MODIFIED MOSQUITOES SETS OFF UPROAR IN FLORIDA KEYS http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/11/9/genetically-modifiedmosquitoessetoffuproarinfloridakeys.html

 

-▶  CONTAMINATION DANGER:  GM FRUIT FLIES, MOSQUITOES MASS RELEASED INTO ENVIRONMENT WITH UNKNOWN DANGERS http://sco.lt/6sbvkn

 

                                                   WATCH
                           France24 TV, October 02, 2013
               SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY:  CREATING LIFE FROM SCRATCH
A pioneering science is offering researchers the possibility to design and engineer new forms of life on a made-to-order basis.But critics are questioning whether mankind is prepared for the consequences of this unparalleled control over nature. http://www.france24.com/en/20130718-down-to-earth-dna-synthetic-biology-united-kingdom-science-biohackers-design-engineer-life/

 

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 -▶  SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY - A PRIMER  - ETC Group
http://www.etcgroup.org/issues/synthetic-biology

 

EXTREME SYNTHETIC GENETICS COMING TO YOUR FOOD AND COSMETICS:  A GRAND EXPERIMENT ON HUMANITY -- THE IMPLICATIONS, THE ETHICS - NO TESTING, NO REGULATION, NO LABELING  http://sco.lt/6fApV3

 

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Center for Food Safety, May 05, 2014
-▶  SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY:  RE-BRANDING EXTREME GENETIC ENGINEERING : HOW TO PULL THE WOOL OVER CONSUMER'S EYES

A group of synthetic biology companies and a representative from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) held a meeting called the SynBioBeta Cultured Food Forum about how to market foods and food additives to the consumer made from extreme forms of genetic engineering as “natural” and “sustainable.” Whenever you read or hear the term synthetic biology, remember that it is a euphemism for extreme genetic engineering... http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/blog/3126/synthetic-biology-rebranding-extreme-genetic-engineering#

 

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-▶  UNDER SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY, LIFE WILL NOT BE A PRODUCT OF NATURE BUT OF A LAB AND IT WILL BE PATENTED AND PRIVATIZED http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2995205047/under-synthetic-biology-life-will-not-be-a-product-of-nature-but-of-a-lab-and-it-will-be-patented-and-privatized

 

                                ============================

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT
                                      RT America, May 22, 2014
-▶  SCIENTISTS WORKING ON 'DE-EXTINCTION' OF WOOLY MAMMOTH:  SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY CREATING LIFE : JUST BECAUSE WE CAN, SHOULD WE? Discussion with Professor Ross MacPhee, a curator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The Pros and Cons, The Dangers and Impacts on the planet, environment and health https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHFi6Bk1ihI

 

 New York Times, January 27, 2014

 - ▶  GENETIC WEAPON AGAINST INSECTS RAISES HOPE AND FEAR IN FARMING http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/28/business/energy-environment/genetic-weapon-against-insects-raises-hope-and-fear-in-farming.html

 

Science NOW, October 7, 2013

-▶  CYBORG COCKROACH SPARKS ETHICS DEBATE http://news.sciencemag.org/brain-behavior/2013/10/cyborg-cockroach-sparks-ethics-debate

 

One Green Planet, September 27, 2013
-▶  WILDLIFE: THE NEXT BIG THING IN GENETIC MODIFICATION?

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/can-genetic-modification-save-endangered-species/

 

TWN Biotechnology & Bioafety Series
-▶  BUZZ OR BUST FOR GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PATENTED INSECTS http://www.twn.my/title2/biosafety/bio16.htm

 

September 4, 2013 Sustainable Pulse
-▶  CONTAMINATION DANGER: GM FRUIT FLIES SET FOR MASS RELEASES IN SPAIN AND BRAZIL http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/09/04/contamination-danger-gm-fruit-flies-set-for-mass-releases-in-spain-and-brazil/#.Uig5r7zc-RQ

 

                       GMO FORESTS AND BIOLOGICAL DESERTS

 

-▶  USA FORESTS BEING POISONED AND SUPPRESSED FOR A $13 BILLION GMO TREE ANNUAL BUSINESS (AND ON PUBLIC LANDS) http://sco.lt/52TLAf

 

-▶  MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS LEAVING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS http://sco.lt/52lFDN

 

 

-▶  DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS? http://sco.lt/6jmb1l

 

23 March, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

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

 

-▶  RE-ENGINEERING, RE-PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF - THE ETHICS, MORALS AND LEGALITY - http://sco.lt/6M35KD

 

-▶  GMOs and BIOTECH: THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES - CROSSING ROSES WITH PIGS AND BUTTERFLIES WITH WORMS http://sco.lt/4olIPJ

 

                                                         WATCH

                                   A MUST SEE VIDEO DAVID SUZUKI

                   "BIOTECHNOLOGY GENETICS IS OUT OF CONTROL"

                                                   http://sco.lt/4lxOIj

 

Nature Journal, September 25, 2013
-▶  GENE TWEAKING FOR CONSERVATION?  OR BILLION DOLLAR BONANZA FOR BIOTECH INDUSTRY PATENTING LIFE? 

Note:  The issue is posed as climate change, when in fact the issue is habitat loss, pollution, poaching and creating imbalance within our natural ecosystems...all man-made.  Artificially altering our wildlife and nature will not change these basic essential facts that all life depends upon to survive... and the question arises "Who Will Own These Gene-Altered Animal Patents?"  The patenting of seed to control global food and agriculture has shown us that we should not rush into this believing the biotech industry has the well-being of the planet at heart.  http://www.nature.com/news/ecology-gene-tweaking-for-conservation-1.13790

 

 

  -▶   WE'VE ALREADY RAVAGED OUR ENVIRONMENT WITH GMO (GENE-ALTERED FOODS) http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 

-▶  THE NEW BIOMASSTERS - MARKETING SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE NEXT ASSAULT ON BIODIVERSITY AND LIVELIHOODS  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1849165755/the-new-biomassters-marketing-synthetic-biology-and-the-next-assault-on-biodiversity-and-livelihoods

 

-▶  30 YEARS OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PLANTS - 20 YEARS OF COMMERCIAL CULTIVATION IN THE U.S. - A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT http://sco.lt/5PYIM5

 

-▶  MONSANTO ENTERS PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS, ACQUIRES KEY 'GENE SILENCING' TECHNOLOGY  http://sco.lt/8Qwjw1

 

                           MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE

From Saccharin to GE Seed - Chemicals for Food, Pesticides for Agriculture. War Against Natural Systems

                                       http://sco.lt/5TGVDl

 

-▶  NEW 'MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT' GIVES IMMUNITY FROM FEDERAL LAW, MINIMUM REGULATION AND OVERSIGHT TO BIOTECH INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/5I0Oi9

 

-▶  OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : Fast-tracking approvals, waiving regulations ... http://sco.lt/5uCx8b

 

 

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         BIOTECH CHEMICAL INDUSTRY AND POLLINATOR  ECOCIDE

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CBC News, June 04, 2014
-▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLY DECLINE LINKED TO SPREAD OF GMO CROPS AND THEIR PESTICIDES http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/monarch-butterfly-decline-linked-to-spread-of-gm-crops-1.2665131

 

-▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGE: THE PERFECT STORM == GMO CROPS AND PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/4kE3e5

 

 July 3, 2013 Nature World News
-▶  GMO SEED COATED PESTICIDE ALTERING GENES IN HONEY BEES http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/2778/20130703/pesticide-altering-genes-honey-bees.htm

 

April 8, 2013 Earth First

-▶  PESTICIDES HAVE KILLED OFF SO MANY BEES, NOW ROBOTIC BEES TO POLLINATE CROPS http://earthfirstnews.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/robotic-bees-to-pollinate-monsanto-crops/

 

Seattle Organic Restaurants:
-▶   ----THE DEATH OF HONEYBEES HAS LED TO THE BIRTH OF ROBOTIC BEES AND COMPANIES WHO ARE IN BED WITH MONSANTO http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/deaths-of-honey-bees-robotic-bees-monsanto-owned-food-companies.php

 

The Economic Times, November 25, 2013
-▶  AS OPPOSITION TO GM CROPS GROWS, COMPANIES ARE TURNING TO MUTANT BREEDING http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/agriculture/as-opposition-to-gm-grows-companies-are-turning-to-mutant-breeding/articleshow/26334154.cms

 

-▶  THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL: AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD AGRICULTURE, HUMAN HEALTH AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT http://sco.lt/9MtkYL

 

 -▶  WHAT'S IN YOUR GARDEN? PLANTS SOLD TO CONSUMERS AS 'BEE FRIENDLY' PRETREATED WITH DEADLY PESTICIDES  http://sco.lt/8ouDvV

 

-▶  BATTLE FOR THE BEES: Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

 -▶  PESTICIDE/INSECTICIDE REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/8NIKcT

 

August 30, 2013 Sustainable Pulse:

-▶  THE NEVER-ENDING TREADMILL OF MORE AND STRONGER PESTICIDE:

-----BIOTECH INDUSTRY STARTS NEW ERA OF PESTICIDE-PROMOTING AGRICULTURE http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/08/30/biotech-industry-starts-new-era-of-pesticide-promoting-agriculture/#.UigyP7zc-RQ

 

                                                  WATCH

                          THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE: 

     GMOs. New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                       http://sco.lt/63470L

 

                                               -- WATCH

-▶  MONSANTO FOOD WARS, GMO SEEDS AND ANIMALS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997411054/watch-monsanto-food-wars-gmo-seeds-and-animals

 

 

 -▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

-▶  CONTEMPORARY MONOCULTURE AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xIJJx

 

 

 -▶  HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS: HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/7rCeWH

 

-▶  KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL http://sco.lt/5863W5

 

 -▶  TREE HEALTH LINKED WITH HUMAN HEALTH - OUR INTERCONNECTED LIVES http://sco.lt/85WZ2v

 

                                                      VIDEO:

            THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO (FULL LENGTH)

                       The Leader of the Biotech Chemical Cartel

                                            http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

 

 

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pdjmoo's curator insight, April 16, 2013 5:25 AM

Rather than nurture and foster our natural world back to health,  the huberous of the biotech community wants to change our ecosystems to suit their own financial gains with little or no regards for all the species that depend on a natural, evolving web of life.   What we will be left with is anybody's guess as species after species lays waste to our environment and biosphere.  Their myopic approach disregards the greater whole of the complex and yet to be understood billions of years of natural evolution where the web of life is interconnected and everything is dependent on everything. 

Lucero De La Tierra's curator insight, April 16, 2013 1:44 PM

I fear the more we try to "adjust", "improve", and copy the wonderful creations we find in nature the more we will lead to it's ultimate detriment.

Rescooped by pdjmoo from Biodiversity IS Life – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment
Scoop.it!

GARDENERS BEWARE: Deadly Pesticide 'Bee Friendly' Pretreated Plants/Seeds Sold to Consumers - Unlabeled

GARDENERS BEWARE: Deadly Pesticide 'Bee Friendly' Pretreated Plants/Seeds Sold to Consumers - Unlabeled | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

              AND WE HUMANS EAT THESE TOXIC PLANTS TOO !!!

Neonicotinoids are commonly used pesticides in agriculture. More than 140 crops in the country, including corn, soy, wheat and canola seeds, are treated with neonicotinoids. They're also some of the most damaging pesticides to bees. Taken up through roots and leaves, the pesticides weave their way throughout an entire plant, eventually reaching the nectar on which bees feed. At high levels of exposure, neonicotinoids kill bees by attacking their nervous systems. Lower levels of the pesticide can impair bees' foraging and navigating abilities, disrupt their memory, and suppress their immune systems....http://www.nationaljournal.com/domesticpolicy/are-your-store-bought-plants-killing-bees-20140625

 

 

August 12, 2013 Ecowatch

▶ BEE-TOXIC PESTICIDES FOUND IN "BEE-FRIENDLY" PLANTS SOLD AT GARDEN CENTER NATIONWIDE http://ecowatch.com/2013/plants-sold-bee-friendly-pretreated-with-pesticides/

                                              ▶FULL REPORT ▶

http://libcloud.s3.amazonaws.com/93/08/0/3120/Gardeners_beware_report_8-13-13.pdf

 

 

Treehugger, June 27, 2014
▶ 51% OF 'BEE-FRIENDLY' PLANTS CONTAIN BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/51-bee-friendly-plants-contain-bee-killing-pesticides.html

 

Friends of The Earth, Jun 25, 2014
▶  NEW TESTS FIND BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES IN 51% OF "BEE-FRIENDLY" PLANTS FROM GARDEN CENTERS ACROSS U.S. AND CANADA http://www.foe.org/news/archives/2014-06-new-tests-find-bee-killing-pesticides-in-51-percent-of-bee-friendly-plants

 

                                                 PHOTO
                          Huffington Post Green, June 17, 2014
   THIS IS WHAT YOUR GROCERY STORE LOOKS LIKE WITHOUT BEES
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/17/store-without-bees_n_5500380.html

 

 

 August 14, 2013 Friends of The Earth
▶ PILOT STUDY FINDS PLANTS SOLD AS "BEE FRIENDLY" PRETREATED WITH PESTICIDES WITHOUT WARNING LABELS http://www.foe.org/news/blog/gardeners-beware

 

May 14, 2013 Friends Of The Earth Blog

 ▶ NEONICOTINOID-TREATED SEEDS SNEAKED INTO CONSUMER MARKET - UNLABELLED - BEE AND POLLINATOR DIE-OFF WORSENING http://www.foe.org/news/blog/2013-03-worst-bee-die-off-in-40-years

 

May 15, 2013 Lifewise
▶ *** BIOTECH'S NEXT BIG DISASTER: SEEDS THAT EMIT MULTIPLE PESTICIDES http://southweb.org/lifewise/biotechs-next-big-disaster-seeds-that-emit-multiple-pesticides/

 

▶ GMO SEED COATED PESTICIDE ALTERING GENES IN HONEY BEES http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/2778/20130703/pesticide-altering-genes-honey-bees.htm

 

 August 14, 2013 Common Dreams
▶ ARE THE PLANTS YOU'RE BUYING TO HELP BEES ACTUALLY KILLING THEM? http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/08/14-9

 

 May 11, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife
▶ WILD BIRD SEED COATED WITH NEONICOTINOIDS IS DEADLY TO SONGBIRDS AND WILDLIFE http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free/

 

TreeHugger, February 23, 2012
 ▶   SWITCH & BAIT: MAKER OF CONTROVERSIAL BEE-KILLING INSECTICIDE LAUNCHES 'BEE CARE CENTERS'.  SHOULD WE CELEBRATE? http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/maker-controversial-insecticide-launches-bee-care-centers-should-we-celebrate.html

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                                      SILENCING THE SCIENTIST

                                             VIDEO REPORT
                            Democracy Now, February 21, 2014

                                        http://sco.lt/8VIcAz

 

              TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA - ALTRAZINE

                              THE NEONICOTINOID DISASTER

                                            http://sco.lt/8VIcAz

 

                                     LANDMARK LEGISLATION

                                 Beyond Pesticides, May 21, 2014
-▶MINNESOTA PASSES BILL TO LABEL GARDEN PLANTS FOR POLLINATORS. Under the bill passed by Minnesota’s House and Senate last week, plants may not be labeled as beneficial to pollinators if they have been treated with detectible levels of systemic insecticides.

     Bees and beekeepers are in dire need of protection from the effects of systemic neonicotinoid pesticides. Neonicotinoids are a relatively new class of insecticides that share a common mode of action that affect the central nervous system of insects, resulting in paralysis and death. They include imidacloprid, acetamiprid, clothianidin, dinotefuran, nithiazine, thiacloprid and thiamethoxam. Currently, neonicotinoid insecticides are the most widely used class of insecticides in the world and comprise about 25% of the global agrichemical market.

NEONICOTINOIDS ARE SYSTEMIC, MEANING THAT AS THE PLANT GROWS THE PESTICIDE BECOMES INCORPORATED INTO THE PLANT (AND WE HUMANS INGEST THIS???)  http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=13312

 

 

                       GMO GRASS: COMING TO A LAWN NEAR YOU

                   WITH ALL THEIR ATTENDING TOXIC PESTICIDES

                                 Nation of Change, May 25, 2014

Monsanto and Scotts have begun testing the first genetically engineered (GE) grass, intended for both consumer and commercial use. Scotts Roundup-Ready Kentucky Bluegrass, genetically engineered to withstand massive amounts of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, is unregulated, will not be labeled “GMO” (genetically modified organisms), and because of the ease with which grass spreads, could in short order contaminate lawns, parks, golf courses and pastures everywhere. Because Roundup will kill everything except the grass engineered to stand up to it, lawns all over the country will be green, lush—and toxic. And you won’t know it. http://www.nationofchange.org/gmo-grass-coming-lawn-near-you-1401027434

 

 

 

ClimateProgress, June 25, 2014
  ▶  DON'T FORGET BUTTERFLIES! OUR POLLINATON CRISIS IS MORE THAN HONEYBEE. “Our natural ecosystems depend upon pollination from many species, including birds, bats, native bees, and butterflies — not just honeybees http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/06/25/3447062/pollination-crisis-honeybees/

 

  ▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES.  NOW AT LOWEST LEVEL EVER: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE, PESTICIDES AND GMOs http://sco.lt/7PQEyn

 

 

  ▶  STARVING HIVES ! BEES EXPOSED TO INSECTICIDES, SUCH AS NEONICOTINOIDS, ARE UNABLE TO GATHER ENOUGH POLLEN DOOMING THEIR YOUNG TO DIE http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/starving-hives-bees-exposed-to-systemic-pesticides-are-unable-to-gather-enough-pollen-neonicotinoids-kill-honeybees.php

 

▶ BEES DYING BY THE TENS OF MILLIONS http://www.streamorganic.com/index.php/home-mainmenu-1/news-mainmenu-2/1-latest/4943-news-canada-bees-dying-by-the-millions.html

 

 Guardian Environment, May 09, 2014

▶  HONEYBEES ABANDONING HIVES, MILLIONS DYING DUE TO INSECTICIDE USE, RESEARCH STUDY FINDS Harvard study shows neonicotionoids are devastating colonies by triggerring colony collapse disorder http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/09/honeybees-dying-insecticide-harvard-study

 

 

             NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S ROUNDUP

                           THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                                          http://sco.lt/8iHda5

 

                                                   VIDEO

                        The Daily Sheeple, June 18, 2014
MONSANTO INDOCTRINATING KIDS AT THE ZOO ON BEE AND BUTTERFLY DISAPPEARANCE (NOT ITS' FAULT)  http://www.thedailysheeple.com/monsanto-indoctrinating-kids-at-the-zoo_062014

 

                                                  PHOTOS
                             On The Wing Photography, May 21, 2014
              WHEN ALL THE HIVES COLLAPSE WHERE WILL WE BEE? http://onthewingphotography.com/wings/2014/05/21/when-all-the-hives-collapse-where-will-we-bee/

 

                                                        VIDEO

                                         “The Neonicotinoid View”

                                      The Organic View, May 26, 2014
      THE END OF AN AMERICAN BEEKEEPER:  THE JIM DOAN STORY http://www.theorganicview.com/environment/the-end-of-an-american-beekeeper-the-jim-doan-story/

 

 

 

 Treehugger, May 12, 2014
 -▶ NO. 1 PESTICIDE KILLING HONEYBEES http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/no-1-pesticide-killing-honeybees.html

                                 

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                          THE POLLINATION PROCESS EXPLAINED

                                            WIRED, May 20, 2014
                       WILL WE STILL HAVE FRUIT IF BEES DIE OFF?

http://www.wired.com/2014/05/will-we-still-have-fruit-if-bees-die-off/

 

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 Guardian Environment, May 09, 2014
 -▶ HONEYBEES ABANDONING HIVES AND DYING DUE TO INSECTICIDE USE, RESEARCH STUDY FINDS Harvard study shows neonicotionoids are devastating colonies by triggerring colony collapse disorder http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/09/honeybees-dying-insecticide-harvard-study

 

 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

 

▶ 37 MILLION BEES FOUND DEAD IN ONTARIO, CANADA AFTER PLANTING LARGE GMO CORN FIELD TREATED WITH NEONICOTINOID CLASS PESTICIDES http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/neonicotinoids-pesticides-colony-collapse-of-honeybees-suppressing-immune-system.php#biotech

 

 

June 12, 2012 Nation of Change
▶ WE'D BETTER WAKE UP:  WORLDWIDE HONEY BEE COLLAPSE: A LESSON IN ECOLOGY http://www.nationofchange.org/worldwide-honey-bee-collapse-lesson-ecology-1371046688

 

May 15, 2013 Lifewise
▶ BIOTECH'S NEXT BIG DISASTER: SEEDS THAT EMIT MULTIPLE PESTICIDES http://southweb.org/lifewise/biotechs-next-big-disaster-seeds-that-emit-multiple-pesticides/

 

 

May 11, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife

▶ CONSERVATION GROUP SEEKS ASSURANCE THAT WILD BIRD SEED PRODUCTS ARE PESTICIDE (AND GMO) FREE http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free/

 

                                                   WATCH

                                 EXCELLENT SHORT VIDEO

    THE EFFECTS MULTIPLE PESTICIDES ARE HAVING UPON BEES

                     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-fXYR9FTfM

 

Guardian Environment, January 29, 2014

▶ PESTICIDES HALVE BEES POLLEN GATHERING ABILITY, DEPRIVING THEIR YOUNG OF FOOD http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/29/bees-pollen-pesticides-ban

 

The Guardian, December 17, 2013
 ▶ BEE PESTICIDES MAY 'HARM DEVELOPING BRAINS OF UNBORN BABIES' - Experts find chemicals that may adversely affect neurons and brain structures associated with learning and memory http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/17/bee-pesticides-harmful-children

 

 

                                         IMPORTANT WATCH

                            A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki

         ▶WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS? ▶

                                          http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

 

                                          BAN GMOs NOW

                                      A Special ISIS Report

                                         http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

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

 

May 12, 2013 Global Research

▶ GMO AGRICULTURE AND CHEMICAL PESTICIDES ARE KILLING THE BEES AND WILDLIFE www.globalresearch.ca/neonicotinoid-pesticides-ongoing-death-of-the-beas-epa-slapped-with-lawsuit/5334816

 

▶ FOOD ALLERGIES, CANCER, ILL HEALTH LINKED TO PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/4megAz

 

August 19, 2013 Natural Society

▶ 800 MILLION POUNDS OF PESTICIDES CAN'T BE WASHED OFF http://naturalsociety.com/800-million-pounds-pesticides-unwashable-bred-food-gmo/

 

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

 

 

 -▶  ARE YOU EATING PESTICIDE PLANTS? THE CONNECTION BETWEEN GMO AND TOXIC PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/9JFS65

 

 June 18, 2013 Mongabay

▶ PESTICIDES DECIMATING DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0618-hance-pesticides-insects.html

 

Center for Food Safety, March 24, 2014

-▶ NEW REPORT:  WIDELY-USED NEONICOTINOID SEED TREATMENTS ARE UNNECESSARY IN MOST CASES: A CHEMICAL BONANZA FOR THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/3000/new-report-widely-used-neonicotinoid-seed-treatments-are-unnecessary-in-most-cases#

 

 

PBS Newshour Science, February 25, 2014
 ▶ U.S. AILING BEES GET $3 MILLION IN ATTEMPT TO IMPROVE THEIR HEALTH http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/u-s-bees-get-3-million/

 

 

France24 News, December 24, 2013
▶ BENEFIT OF BEES EVEN BIGGER THAN THOUGHT  http://www.france24.com/en/20131204-benefit-bees-even-bigger-thought

 

July 26, 2013 Tree Hugger

▶ SCIENTISTS DISCOVER ANOTHER CAUSE OF BEE DEATHS, AND IT'S REALLY BAD NEWS http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/scientists-discover-another-cause-bee-deaths-and-its-really-bad-news.html

 

                                                   WATCH
     WHAT'S KILLING THE BEES AND YOU: VANISHING OF THE BEES

                               Beekeeper Leaks EPA Document

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_0Mrm9Y6khk#!

                                                     WATCH

                                 August 14, 2013 Treehugger
                    TIME MAGAZINE EXPLAINS THE BEE CRISIS
http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/whats-killing-bees-time-magazine-examines-crisis.html

 

 

 

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                                       MASSIVE BEE DEATHS

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June 24, 2013 EcoWatch
▶ 50,000 BUMBLEBEES, 300 COLONIES DEAD AFTER NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDE USE IN OREGON, USA  http://ecowatch.com/2013/50000-bumblebees-dead-neonicotinoid-pesticide/

 ▶ TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DEAD BUMBLEBEES, HONEYBEES, LADYBUG AND OTHER INSECTS FOUND IN OREGON PARKING LOT http://ow.ly/mfdsC

 June 26, 2013 Owensound SunTimes
▶ CANADA: ALMOST 40 MILLION BEES LOST FROM ELMWOOD FARM http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/2013/06/26/almost-40-million-bees-lost-from-elmwood-farm

 March 28, 2013 - New York Times
▶ SOARING BEE DEATHS IN 2012 SOUND ALARM ON PESTICIDE INDUSTRY MALADY http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/29/science/earth/soaring-bee-deaths-in-2012-sound-alarm-on-malady.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Ladybug
▶ THE STRANGE CASE OF THE DYING BEES http://www.ladybud.com/2013/09/19/the-strange-case-of-the-dying-bees/

 

 

                                     ==========================

                                                NEONICOTINOIDS

                                      =========================

 

 A growing body of science has implicated neonicotinoids (neonics), which are used in agriculture and also for cosmetic purposes on garden plants, as a key factor in recent global bee die-offs. Beekeepers across the country reported losses of 40-90 percent of their bees last winter. The European Union is set to suspend the use of three neonic pesticides later this year, after a scientific review by European Food Safety Authority found that neonicotinoids pose an unacceptably high risk to bees.

 

                                                  WATCH

            NEONICOTINOIDS BANNED IN EU: HOW THEY HARM BEES

                       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOsCOcvWIOk

 

-▶  HOW DO NEONICOTINOIDS WORK? http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/how-do-neonicotinoids-work.htm

 

 Beyond Pesticides , October 24, 2013

 ▶ NEW STUDY LINKS NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES TO BEE VIRUS http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=12123

 

Grist, December 17, 2013
 ▶ PESTICIDE MAKERS HAVE FOUND A NEW WAY TO KILL BEES http://grist.org/news/pesticide-makers-found-a-new-way-to-kill-bees/

 

Telegraph, June 14, 2013
-▶  BEE-KILLING NEONICOTINOIDS HARM BIRDS, SOIL AND LEACHES INTO GROUNDWATER, WHERE IT PERSISTS FOR YEARS  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/10119237/Neonicotinoids-harm-birds-and-soil.html

 

  August 5, 2013 Guardian Environment - George Monbiot
-▶  NEONICOTINOIDS ARE THE NEW DDT KILLING THE NATURAL WORLD http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2013/aug/05/neonicotinoids-ddt-pesticides-nature

 

 March 21, 2013 The Organic View

-▶  THE NEONICOTINOID VIEW:  Peter Jenkins Discusses EPA Lawsuit filed by Beekeepers & Env Groups LISTEN via YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmHcN6w-

 

 Telegraph, June 14, 2013
-▶  BEE-KILLING NEONICOTINOIDS HARM BIRDS, SOIL AND LEACHES INTO GROUNDWATER, WHERE IT PERSISTS FOR YEARS  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/10119237/Neonicotinoids-harm-birds-and-soil.html

 

April 10, 2013 - The Organic View - June Stoyer
-▶  ARE NEONICOTINOIDS TOO BIG TO BAN? http://www.theorganicview.com/environment/are-neonicotinoids-too-big-to-ban/

 

                                ====================

                                     PESTICIDE INDUSTRY

                                 ====================

 

 May 9, 2013 Sustainable Food Trust
AGRI-CHEMICAL PR STRATEGIES http://sustainablefoodtrust.org/articles/pr-strategies-of-the-agri-chemical-companies/

 

▶ BAYER RAKED IN $1 BILLION IN 2012 WITH BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/990749270/bayer-raked-in-1-billion-in-2010-with-bee-killing-pesticides

 

                                                   WATCH

                    May 13, 2013 Moyers and Company - Full Show:
                THE WAR ON SCIENCE AND TOXIC DIS-INFORMATION http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-the-toxic-politics-of-science/

 

                                                       WATCH

INCESTUOUS RELATIONSHIPS: THE US AGRIBUSINESSES, FOOD CORPORATIONS AND REGULATORY BODIES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2730001051/incestuous-relationships-the-us-agribusinesses-food-corporations-and-regulatory-bodies-video

 

 ▶ THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER AGRICULTURE AND  WORLD FOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

 

                              ==========================

                                      PESTICIDE PESTILENCE

                               ==========================

 

 ▶  INVESTIGATIVE REPORT:  SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

                                       BEYOND PESTICIDES
           PESTICIDE-INDUCED DISEASES DATA BASE -- CANCER
               http://www.beyondpesticides.org/health/cancer.php

 

 

September 5, 2013 Farming UK

▶ UA STUDY EXAMINES 'COCKTAIL OF PESTICIDES' THAT BEES CONSUME http://www.farminguk.com/news/US-study-examines-cocktail-of-pesticides-that-bees-consume_26369.html

 

                                                      WATCH

                               FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                           A WORLD WITHOUT AMPHABIANS

                                              http://sco.lt/5U62ML

 

 

August, 9, 2013 Ecowatch
-▶  MONSANTO'S GMO 'AGENT ORANGE' CROPS PLANTED IN NORTH DAKOTA BEFORE APPROVAL  http://ecowatch.com/2013/monsanto-gmo-agent-orange-crops-north-dakota/

 

August 19, 2013 Natural News

▶ FAILURE OF GMO CROP TECHNOLOGIES LEADS TO HUGE INCREASE IN HERBICIDE AND PESTICIDE USE http://www.naturalnews.com/041684_GM_crops_failure_pesticide_use.html

 

 

▶ MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGERS 59%.  NOW AT LOWEST LEVELS EVER http://sco.lt/5WgK8n

 

▶ PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS  http://sco.lt/8lqrQH

 

▶ COULD DISAPPEARING WILD INSECTS TRIGGER A GLOBAL CROP CRISIS? BENEFICIAL POLLINATORS, BEES AND PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/9Id8RV

 

                               THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE: 

              New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                           http://sco.lt/63470L

 

 

▶▶ WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS? http://sco.lt/79HQvZ

 

 

 Scientific American

▶ DO GIANT SEED COMPANIES CONTROL GM CROP RESEARCH? http://sco.lt/7XugID

 

▶ WHY IS OUR FOOD BEING MADE AND MODIFIED BY THE WORLD'S LARGEST PESTICIDE MANUFACTURERS?  http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-defined/

 

 

                                                  ▶WATCH▶

            "POLLINATION: A LOVE STORY THAT FEEDS THE EARTH"

                                            http://sco.lt/4uCikD

 

 ▶ CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS POISONING AND BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/99tRI1

 

 August 30, 2013 Sustainable Pulse:

▶ THE NEVER-ENDING TREADMILL OF MORE AND STRONGER PESTICIDES:

-----BIOTECH INDUSTRY STARTS NEW ERA OF PESTICIDE-PROMOTING AGRICULTURE http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/08/30/biotech-industry-starts-new-era-of-pesticide-promoting-agriculture/#.UigyP7zc-RQ

 

 

                             =============================

                            POISONING OUR FOOD AND PLANET 

                                      What Else Are They Killing?

 

 

▶ PESTICIDE/INSECTICIDE REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/8NIKcT

 

August 15, 2014 NBC
▶ EPA ISSUES NEW PESTICIDE LABELS TO WARN ABOUT HAZARDS TO BEES - BUT WHAT ELSE ARE THEY KILLING? http://www.nbcnews.com/science/epa-issues-new-pesticide-labels-warn-about-hazards-bees-6C10931490

 

 August 18, 2013 Care2
▶ EPA THINKS A PIECE OF PAPER WILL SAVE BEES FROM PESTICIDES - HOGWASH http://www.care2.com/causes/epa-thinks-a-piece-of-paper-will-save-bees-from-pesticides.html

 

 

 

June 18, 2013 ABC Science

▶ 'SAFE LEVELS' OF PESTICIDES SLASH POND LIFE http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2013/06/18/3783633.htm#.UcFj0eswOic

 

                       ▶ STUNNING MACRO PHOTOS OF BEES

Courtesy of the US Geological Survey http://petapixel.com/2013/09/14/stunning-macro-photos-bees-courtesy-us-geological-survey/

 

Michael Pollan: "Don't miss this VIDEO, about the next wave of herbicide-tolerant crops from Monsanto-- will make Round-Up look benign"

-▶  VIDEO: DANGERS OF DICAMBA http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba

 

 

February 1, 2011 GM Watch

-▶  PUBLIC KEPT IN THE DARK ON "ROUNDUP" LINK WITH BIRTH DEFECTS - NEW REPORT http://www.gmwatch.org/latest-listing/1-news-items/13228-public-kept-in-the-dark-on-roundup-link-with-birth-defects-new-report

 

 

 

▶ THINK THOSE 80,000 CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/7QxMob

 

May 17, 2013 Natural News

▶ YOU EAT THIS POISON: SYSTEMIC PESTICIDES ARE PENETRATING DEEP INTO PLANT TISSUES, DESTROYING BEETLES, TREES, BEES AND HUMAN HORMONES http://www.naturalnews.com/040377_systemic_pesticides_bee_populations_hormones.html

 

▶ 7 CRAZY THINGS PESTICIDES ARE DOING TO YOUR BODY  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2367544798/7-crazy-things-pesticides-are-doing-to-your-body

 

Philadelphia Inquirer, May 25, 2014
▶ 17 GROUPS OF CHEMICALS TO AVOID IF YOUR WORRIED ABOUT BREAST CANCER http://www.philly.com/philly/health

 

                                                     WATCH

   -▶ THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO (FULL LENGTH)-▶ 

            The Leader of the Biotech Chemical Cartel http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

                          ▶ MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE -▶ 

From Saccharin to GE Seed - Chemicals for Food, Pesticides for Agriculture. War Against Natural Systems

                                             http://sco.lt/5TGVDl

 

 

          

▶  OUR AMAZING BEES --- August 22, 2013 Smithsonian
THE SCIENCE BEHIND HONEY'S ETERNAL SHELF LIFE http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/08/the-science-behind-honeys-eternal-shelf-life/

 

 August 19, 2013 The Scotsman
▶ FOOD PRICES TO RISE AFTER MASSIVE HONEY BEE LOSSES IN SCOTLAND http://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/food-prices-to-rise-after-honey-bee-deaths-1-3044251

 

August 9, 2013 Time Magazine

-▶  THE TROUBLE WITH BEEKEEPING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: WILD BEES ARE IN EVEN WORSE SHAPE THAN HONEYBEES http://science.time.com/2013/08/09/the-trouble-with-beekeeping-in-the-anthropocene/

 

 

 August 28, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  FRAGILE HONEYBEE POPULATION UNDER THREAT FROM WEST NILE INSECTICIDE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/28/bee-popluation-risk-west-nile-insecticide

 

August 19, 2013 Time Magazine

▶ MASS DEATHS OF BEE COLONIES MAY MEAN DISASTER FOR FARMERS -- AND YOUR FAVORITE FOODS
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2149141,00.html#paid-wall

 

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                             THE FULL SCOOP ON BEES HERE

 

                           -▶  THE BATTLE FOR THE BEES -▶ 

            Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                         http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

                              ==============================

 

                                                  WATCH:

                 MONSANTO FOOD WARS, GMO SEEDS AND ANIMALS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997411054/watch-monsanto-food-wars-gmo-seeds-and-animals

 

 

September 4, 2013 Sustainable Pulse
-▶  CONTAMINATION DANGER: GM FRUIT FLIES SET FOR MASS RELEASES IN SPAIN AND BRAZIL http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/09/04/contamination-danger-gm-fruit-flies-set-for-mass-releases-in-spain-and-brazil/#.Uig5r7zc-RQ

 

-▶  GROWING MEDICINES, ARTIFICIAL VITAMINS IN GMO PLANTS REQUIRES NEW, STRICT REGULATIONS AND OVERSIGHT - PATENTING PLANTS http://sco.lt/5H7cZt

 

 

MUCH MORE

 

-▶  ON YOUR FOOD, PESTICIDES AND THE TRAGEDY OF PESTICIDE FARMING http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=why+is+our+food+being+made+and+modified

 

                                     BUZZFEED Q&A - The Guardian
Stories about the declining bee population and its effects on the environment trickle through the news cycle nearly every day. To keep track of the latest bee news and make sense of the issues, we're highlighting the major bee stories each week http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/04/bees-buzzfeeds-pesticides-ban-congress

 

 

 

 

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, August 16, 2013 2:31 PM

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Ban GMOs Now - A Special ISIS Report

Ban GMOs Now - A Special ISIS Report | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

"Sadly, a GMO free world is now virtually impossible. Transgenes have already escaped into the biosphere, creating a pollution that is truly irreversible. The least we can do is to stop this global experiment, as it is being conducted without the informed consent of those being exposed to its fallout.  We should not have to fight for our food security and food safety while multi-national corporations are making trillions of dollars from our ill-health caused by their produce and products.

 

                               SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

                                      http://www.pambazuka.org/en/

 

Pambazuka, July 24. 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:  WHICH WAY AFRICA?
African governments are under intense pressure from within but also from big agribusiness and Western governments to embrace GMOs. Governments must resist all forms of arm-twisting and food colonialism and make their biotechnology choices based on the facts http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/92594

 

TruthOut, July 21, 2014
 -▶ DO NOT GENETICALLY MODIFY MY FOOD !! http://truth-out.org/news/item/25072-do-not-gm-my-food

 

                            BAN GMOs NOW - SPECIAL REPORT

                                   Institute of Science in Society

                                                  @ISISscience

GM agriculture is failing on all counts while hazards to health and the environment are coming to light. Opposition to GMOs is gaining momentum worldwide but the expansionist GM corporate agenda continues undiminished. GM agriculture is a recipe for disaster as this report will make clear. It is also standing in the way of the shift to sustainable agriculture already taking place in local communities all over the world that can truly enable people to feed themselves in times of climate change. Take action now to ban environmental releases of GMOs, locally in communities, villages, towns, municipalities, regions, as well as nationally and globally. We the people need to reclaim our food and seed sovereignty from the corporate empire before they destroy our food, farming (and  human/environment) health irreversibly... http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Ban_GMOs_Now_-_Special_ISIS_Report.php

 

July 21, 2014 @pdjmoo: There is an extraordinary, well  co-ordinated PR push, with Biotech "shills" writing articles for all top publications, on both sides of the Atlantic right now who want to turn the world into a GMO bonanza.  Could be an effort to pave the way for the Trans Atlantic trade deal, which is likely to contain all kinds of goodies for the biotech industry. Those issues might be controversial enough to derail the talks. This PR effort--which seems to be extraordinarily well funded---could be intended to nail down the approval of the elite media before the trade deal comes before Congress. Stay Alert.

 

Global Research, July 26, 2014
GMO CONTAMINATION OF THE FOOD CHAIN.  DEVASTATING HEALTH IMPACTS. EU FOOD SAFETY REGULATORS TURN "A BLIND EYE" http://www.globalresearch.ca/gmo-contamination-of-the-food-chain-devastating-health-impacts-eu-food-safety-regulators-turn-a-blind-eye/5393405

 

 

 Motley Fool, March 05, 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND ECOCIDE:  RENOWNED EXPERT SAYS GMOs POSE MORE RISK THAN WE THINK. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have the ability to cause "an irreversible termination of life at some scale, which could be the planet." says Nassim Taleb, distinguished professor of risk engineering at New York University http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/03/05/renowned-expert-gmos-pose-more-risk-than-we-think.aspx

 

NaturalNews, July 05, 2014
 -▶ CANCER DEATH RATES ARE TWICE AS HIGH WHERE GM (Genetically Modified) CROPS AND THEIR AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS ARE USED http://www.naturalnews.com/045874_cancer_rates_Argentina_agrochemicals.html

 

Food Democracy Now, May 16, 2013
 ▶  NEW STUDY LINKS GMO FOOD TO LEUKEMIA:  GMO BT CRY-TOXINS MAY CONTRIBUTE TO BLOOD ABNORMALITIES. A groundbreaking new study published in the current issue of the Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases reveals the potential "leukemogenic" properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides engineered into the vast majority of GMO food crops already within the US food supply http://www.fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2013/may/16/new_study_links_GMO_food_to_leukemia/

 

 Global Research, July 02, 2014
 -▶ ACQUIESCING TO BIG BIOTECH:  RELENTLESS DRIVE TO FORCE GMO CROPS INTO BRITAIN http://www.globalresearch.ca/acquiescing-to-big-biotech-relentless-drive-to-force-gmo-crops-into-britain/5389562

 

- ▶ THE PUPPET MASTERS: GMO FOODS NO GOLDEN AGE: SCIENCE AND PR SPIN AND PUBLIC BACKLASH  http://sco.lt/5Jqos5

 

 RT News, November 26, 2013

▶  GMOs LINKED TO GLUTEN DISORDERS PLAGUING 18 MILLION AMERICANS http://rt.com/usa/gmo-gluten-sensitivity-trigger-343/

 

  -▶  HOW GMO FOODS AFFECT HEALTH - GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET http://dailyhealthpost.com/how-gmo-foods-affect-health/#axzz2NCebcdtc

 

-▶ DID YOU KNOW? GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET - AS AMERICANS GET SICKER AND SICKER  http://sco.lt/7oVxQH

 

July 23, 2013 Wake Up World
 -▶ YET ANOTHER FRANKENFOOD PANDOORA'S BOX: THE MAJORITY OF SUPPLEMENTS ARE NOW LACED WITH GMOs http://wakeup-world.com/2013/07/23/the-majority-of-supplements-are-now-laced-with-gmos/

 

 -▶ HOW BIOTECH CORPORATIONS AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://sco.lt/7OmezB

 

 -▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS ARE DESTROYING YOUR HEALTH AS WELL AS BEES, BIRDS, LADY BUGS AND BUTTERFLIES http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/gmo-roundup-bt-toxin-are-destroying-our-health-killing-birds-bees-lady-bugs-butterflies.php

 

 ▶ NEW RESEARCH: GMO FOOD FAR WORSE THAT WE THINK - THEIR TOXIC CHEMICAL COCKTAILS http://www.activistpost.com/2012/02/new-research-gmo-food-far-worse-than-we.html

 

The Institute of Science in Society, May 29, 2013

-▶ 800 SCIENTISTS DEMAND GLOBAL GMO "EXPERIMENT" END http://wewillblowyourmind.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/800-scientists-demand-global-gmo.html?m=1

 

European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility, October 21, 2013

▶ THERE IS NO CONSENSUS ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD SAFETY http://www.ensser.org/increasing-public-information/no-scientific-consensus-on-gmo-safety/

 

 

 Guardian Environment, June 23, 2014
 -▶ INSECTICIDES PUT WORLD FOOD SUPPLIES AT RISK, SAY SCIENTISTS. Regulations on pesticides have failed to prevent poisoning of almost all habitats, international team of scientists concludes http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/24/insecticides-world-food-supplies-risk

 

Huffington Post Green, June 17, 2014

 -▶ CHINA'S REJECTION OF GMO CORN HAS COST U.S. UP TO $2.9 BILLION http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/gmo-corn-china_n_5162921.html

 

 Sustainable Pulse, May 11, 2014
 -▶ CHINA: WE MUST FACE THE HARM CAUSED BY IMPORTED GM SOYBEANS TO 1.3 BILLION CHINESE PEOPLE ...http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/05/11/must-face-harm-caused-imported-gm-soybeans-1-3-billion-chinese-people/#.U3MfHC_p5K4

 

  Natural Society, June 13, 2014

▶  EL SALVADOR PRESSURED TO TAKE GMO SEED IF THEY WANT USA FINANCIAL AID http://naturalsociety.com/us-ambassador-pressures-el-salvador-government-purchase-277-worth-monsantos-gm-poison-seed/

 

 -▶ U.S. GOVERNMENT AGGRESSIVELY BACKS AND PROMOTES MONSANTO'S THRUST FOR WORLD DOMINANCE OF GMO GLOBAL FOOD SUPPLY http://sco.lt/8RhvPt

 

The Cap Times, June 29, 2014
-▶ WILL GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS COLLAPSE THE FOOD SYSTEM? http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/column/jim-goodman-will-genetically-modified-crops-collapse-the-food-system/article_69f8157e-83f2-5058-ab07-e999891c5f11.html

 

 The Daily Sheeple, June 25, 2014

▶ MONSANTO, SYNGENTA, BAYER:  BIG AGRI PEDDLES "GMO GRUEL" TO THE IMPOVERISHED. Perhaps the most racists, disgusting public relations stunt yet to sell genetically modified poison to the masses and monopolize the world’s food supply. http://www.thedailysheeple.com/monsanto-syngenta-bayer-big-agri-peddles-gmo-gruel-to-the-impoverished_062014


                                                       WATCH
                                         BBC VIDEO REPORT
                 A BILLION GO HUNGRY BECAUSE OF GMO FARMING
                                                 Vandana Shiva
http://www.sott.net/article/260505-A-billion-go-hungry-because-of-GMO-farming-Vandana-Shiva

 

▶ WIKILEAKS CABLE:  THE US STATE DEPT'S GLOBAL BIOTECH GMO OUTREACH PROGRAM - ARM TWISTING FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS  http://sco.lt/5QU4cz

 

OutsideOnline, May 12, 2014

▶ YOUR FOOD IS POISONING YOU http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/bodywork/performance-plate/Your-Food-Is-Poisoning-You.html

 

 

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

 

 

-▶ WHY ARE COUNTRIES BANNING GMO (GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS) AND ANIMALS? http://sco.lt/7l7AVV

 

 ▶  CORPORATE HIJACKING OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE:  GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GLOBAL GMO INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/73IdQ9

 

 

  March 22, 2012 Axisoflogic.com
-▶  MONSANTO, A HALF-CENTURY OF HEALTH SCANDALS   http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_64376.shtml

 

-▶  30 YEARS OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PLANTS - 20 YEARS OF COMMERCIAL CULTIVATION IN THE U.S. - A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT http://sco.lt/5PYIM5

 

                                                  WATCH
                           GMO : WHAT'S IN YOUR FOOD? (24:00)
The History and Progression of Genetically Modified Organisms
               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azsS9PAs2gY

 

                                       INVESTIGATIVE REPORT: 

SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

 

                                                     WATCH

                      THE SILENT FOREST, Dr. David Suzuki, Genetist
 What are Roundup Ready & Bt Pesticide GMO crops? You need to know!
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hjy-CJlzbM

 

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 August 30, 2012 Boulder Weekly

- ▶ MONSANTO'S POINT OF NO RETURN - MONSANTO'S CUT-THROAT MONOPOLY BUSINESS MODEL - SEED PATENTS, PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS, FERTILIZERS http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-9613-monsantos-point-of-no-return.html

 

 -▶ GENETIC ENGINEERING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR FOOD SECURITY AND FOR CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION:  POTENTIAL AND RISKS (DOWNLOAD PDF) http://www.twn.my/title2/biosafety/bio17.htm

 

▶  MONSANTO, SEED PATENTS, GENETIC MANIPULATION AND CONTROL OF GLOBAL FOOD AND AGRICULTURE:  THE GMO CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/7gdZ2H

 

                           MONSANTO:   A CORPORATE PROFILE

                                      http://sco.lt/5TGVDl

 

▶  GENETIC MODIFICATION STRAINS OLD FOOD AND DRUG LAWS:  HOW A FISH BECOMES A DRUG AND CORN A PEST http://sco.lt/66YF2v

 

  ▶  MONSANTO, BIOTECH AGRICHEMICAL CARTEL BUYS OBAMA, THE US SENATE AND THE GLOBAL FARM  http://sco.lt/8edR3Z

 

 -▶ TURNING AFRICA INTO A GMO BONANZA FOR GIANT CORPORATIONS: Foreign Takeover of the future of farming in Africa http://sco.lt/6qmM1R

 

 TripleCrisis, January 14, 2014
▶ THE DANGER OF TRUSTING CORPORATIONS TO LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINST WORLD HUNGER http://triplecrisis.com/the-danger-of-entrusting-corporations-to-lead-the-fight-against-world-hunger/

 

                             FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY: 

MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                        http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ

 

The Ecologist, July 02, 2014
 -▶ GMO NEONICOTINOID INSECTICIDES ARE POISONING NOT JUST BEES BUT ENTIRE FARMLAND ECOSYSTEMS The world's most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals' impacts. http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2459001/neonicotoids_are_poisoning_entire_farmland_ecosystems.html

 

Digital Journal , July 02, 2014
 -▶ GENETICALLY ENGINEERED U.S. COTTON GROWERS WANT UNLICENSED, HIGHLY TOXIC PESTICIDE USE ON 3 MILLION ACRES - FURTHER POISONING SOIL, WATER AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THE ENVIRONMENT -- EXCEPT THE COTTON http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2031904

 

 

 

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                 WHY SO LITTLE GMO PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH?

                                   ==========================

 

 -▶  WHY IS THERE SO LITTLE INDEPENDENT PEER REVIEWED GMO RESEARCH? http://sco.lt/8mGIO9

 

April 3, 2013 - IFEX

-▶  HOW THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY IS GAGGING THE SCIENCE AROUND GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD http://www.ifex.org/international/2013/04/04/seeds_of_dissent/

 

Institute of Science in Society, March 04, 2014

▶ SCIENTIFIC DISINFORMATION ON GMO PLUMBS NEW DEPTHS http://www.gmwatch.org/index.php/news/archive/2014/15377-muzzled-by-monsanto-over-gene-silencing-technology

 

                                                         WATCH:

          "THE WAR ON SCIENCE AND TOXIC DIS-INFORMATION

                       May 13, 2013 Moyers and Company - Full Show:

http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-the-toxic-politics-of-science/

 

Truthout, April 29, 2014
-▶ SCIENCE OR MEDIA? THE SCIENCE MEDIA CENTRE SPINS PRO-GMO http://truth-out.org/news/item/23392-science-media-centre-spins-pro-gmo-line

 

 Reuters, July 29, 2013
  ▶ GMO COMPANIES LAUNCH WEBSITE TO FIGHT ANTI-BIOTECH MOVEMENT http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/29/us-gmo-campaign-idUSBRE96S0QX2013072

 

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                                   SILENCING THE SCIENTIST

          TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA - "ALTRAZINE"

                                        http://sco.lt/8VIcAz

 

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                                                        VIDEOS
                                                June 12, 2014

▶  ARGENTINA:  ACTIVISTS ARRESTED & BRUTAL POLICE REPRESSION AFTER MONSANTO LAW IS APPROVED http://revolution-news.com/argentina-activists-arrested-brutal-police-repression-monsanto-law-approved/

 

THE HUBRIS OF THE POWERFUL BIOTECH CHEMICAL CORPORATIONS AND TOTAL DISREGARD FOR BOTH HUMAN & ENVIRONMENT HEALTH

 

                                                   WATCH

                    POISONING PARADISE: ISLANDS AT RISK

                       The Genetic Engineering War in Hawai'i

                                      http://sco.lt/8hNxzd

 

Nation of Change, May 10, 2014
 -▶ VERMONT OFFICIALLY PASSES #GMO LABELING BILL, MONSANTO ANNOUNCES LAWSUIT http://www.nationofchange.org/breaking-vermont-officially-passes-gmo-lableing-bill-monsanto-announces-lawsuit-1399733156

 

The Hill, April 28, 2014

-▶ AFTER  VERMONT BILL, GMO LABELING BECOMES CENTER OF DEBATE ON BIOENGINEERING OUR FOOD http://www.ibtimes.com/after-vermont-bill-gmo-labeling-becomes-center-debate-bioengineerings-future-1577338

 

Alternet, May 21, 2014

▶ TWO OREGON COUNTIES BAN GMO PLANTS AFTER HISTORIC GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN. Agribusiness giants spent $450,000 to try to defeat the measure http://www.alternet.org/environment/two-oregon-counties-ban-gmo-plants-after-historic-grassroots-campaign

 

-▶AGRIBUSINESS OVER LOCAL CITIZENS . And in Hawaii and Jackson County, Ore., where there are active initiatives in play, the biotech industry and the Farm Bureau are now pouring millions of dollars into campaigns to defeat those initiatives.  http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_29258.cfm

 

Digital Journal, May 05, 2014
 -▶ FRANCE DEFINITIVELY BANS GENETICALLY MODIFIED  MON810 CORN PRODUCED BY US FIRM, MONSANTO http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/france-definitively-bans-gm-corn/article/382987

 

                                                --WATCH --

                     THE POWER OF MONSANTO OVER FARMERS

             A FARMER'S STORY : A DOCUMENTARY MUST WATCH

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omtYlsG1P5U

 

                                                       WATCH

               "MONSANTO FOOD WARS: GMO SEEDS AND ANIMALS" http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997411054/watch-monsanto-food-wars-gmo-seeds-and-animals

 

June 06, 2014 - THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES
-▶FOOD FIGHT, CORPORATE TRADE AGREEMENTS AND STATES' RIGHTS: DEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY? Angered by Monsanto and agribusiness stomping on their traditional community rights, consumers are fighting back, and so is the powerful Biotech AgriChemical Industry.
Approximately 1,000 counties in the U.S. have explicit authority in their state constitution to allow and uphold citizen ballot initiatives. Fearing that more and more counties will launch these initiatives, factory farm and biotech interests in at least A DOZEN STATES HAVE PASSED SO-CALLED  “RIGHT-TO-FARM" LEGISLATION DESIGNED TO PROTECT THE INTEREST OF CORPORATE http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_29258.cfm

 

                                             WATCH (6:29)
                   ANNA LAPPE AND FOOD MYTHBUSTERS
   DO WE NEED INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE TO FEED THE WORLD
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uem2ceZMxYk

 

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, May 01, 2014
▶ 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-blog/10-things-need-to-know-global-food-system

 

  Stephanie McMillan -

▶ CONQUERED EVERYTHING - CAPITALIST FOOD PRODUCTION: A LEADING CAUSE OF HUNGER, ILLNESS, ECOCIDE, EXPLOITATION AND IMPERIALIST DOMINATION http://stephaniemcmillan.org/2012/10/26/conquered-everything/

 

 

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Global GMO Free Coalition, May 20, 2014

▶ GLOBAL GMO FREE COALITION BRINGS TOGETHER 4.5 MILLION PEOPLE TO FIGHT BIOTECH INDUSTRY PROPAGANDA http://www.gmofreeglobal.org/

 

Biosafety Information Centre, May 16, 2014
▶ INTERNATIONAL COALITION CALL TO STOP GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ORGANISMS SPREADING INTO THE ENVIRONMENT http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1070

 

▶ GROWING MEDICINES IN GMO PLANTS REQUIRES NEW, STRICT REGULATIONS AND OVERSIGHT - PATENT MONOPOLIES http://sco.lt/7KM4qv

 

▶ THIS GRAND EXPERIMENT ON HUMANITY MUST STOP: GMO Bill Gates Funds Risky, Untested, Unregulated Vitamin Fortified Crops http://sco.lt/6CZccT

 

- ▶ MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS CREATING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS:  Eradicating Real Forests to plant Monoculture BioEngineered Trees http://sco.lt/52lFDN

 

-▶  HOW MUCH LONGER CAN THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY BURY GMO DANGER SIGNALS? http://anh-europe.org/How_much_longer_can_the_biotech_industry_bury_GM_danger_signals

 

▶ THE NEXT GMO BIOTECH WAVE:  EXTREME SYNTHETIC GENETICS:  THE IMPLICATION, THE ETHICS http://sco.lt/6JaFLF

 

Friends of The Earth, April 24, 2014
-▶ WHO BENEFITS FROM GM CROPS REPORT 2014
http://www.foei.org/en/what-we-do/food-sovereignty/latest-news/who-benefits-from-gm-crops-2014

 

 

                                  =========================

 

▶ MEET MONSANTO'S NUMBER ONE LOBBYIST - BARACK OBAMA  http://sco.lt/6q8mJN

 

MONSANTO'S POWER GRAB:  GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS GIVEN IMMUNITY FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT http://sco.lt/7D3awz

 

▶ MONSANTO ENTERS PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS, ACQUIRES KEY 'GENE SILENCING' TECHNOLOGY, GMO MARIJUANA SEEDS http://sco.lt/6N2Q2j

 

 -▶  BIOTECH IS RE-ENGINEERING, RE-PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF -- IS BIOTECH OUT OF CONTROL? http://sco.lt/4thM6


Daily Mail, May 05, 2014

 -▶ SECRET EMAILS REVEAL HOW UK MINISTERS PLOTTED WITH THE GM LOBBYISTS:  DOCUMENTS SHOW HOW TWO WORKED TOGETHER ON CAMPAIGN TO WIN OVER SCEPTICAL CONSUMERS http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2621058/Secret-emails-reveal-ministers-plotted-GM-lobbyists-Documents-two-worked-campaign-win-sceptical-consumers.html

 

Sustainable Pulse, May 06, 2014
 -▶ UK GOVERNMENT COLLUSION WITH GMO INDUSTRY EXPOSED (NOW LET'S GO FOR THE USDA TOO) http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/05/06/uk-government-gm-industry-secret-collusion-exposed/#.U2mR48f1_OQ

 

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                                  Earth Justice - PETITION SITE
REJECT THE NEXT GENERATION OF GMO CROPS AND PESTICIDES http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/763/771/586/

 

 TruthOut, May 04, 2014

  -▶ U.S. NEARING APPROVAL OF NEXT GENERATION OF TOXIC GMO HERBICIDE-RESISTANT CROPS (PUBLIC COMMENT OPEN THROUGH MAY 31, 2014_ http://truth-out.org/news/item/23481-us-nearing-approval-of-next-generation-of-herbicide-resistant-crops

 

                                                        WATCH:

                                         DANGERS OF DICAMBA

                                                   Michael Pollan:

"Don't miss this VIDEO, about the next wave of herbicide-tolerant crops from Monsanto-- will make Round-Up look benign" http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba

 

Environmental Working Group, June 02, 2014
▶ 2,4-D HERBICIDE & GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS http://www.ewg.org/24D

 

 Daily Mail, MAY 20, 2014
▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED Bt FOOD TOXIN FOUND IN THE BLOOD OF 95% OF UNBORN BABIES - NEW STUDY. The new study was carried out by independent doctors at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, at the University of Sherbrooke Hospital Centre in Quebec, Canada. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1388888/GM-food-toxins-blood-93-unborn-babies.html

 

Biosafety Information Centre, April 15, 2014
▶ MONSANTO GMO  'ROUNDUP' GLYPHOSATE-RESISTANT HERBICIDE DETECTED IN BREAST MILK OF AMERICAN MOTHERS http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1061

 

Mother Jones, April 23, 2014

-▶ MONSANTO GMO SOY IS SCARIER THAN YOU THINK http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/04/superweeds-arent-only-trouble-gmo-soy

 

 

 Common Dreams, April 29, 2014
▶  USDA COLLUDES WITH  CORPORATE AND BIG AG TAKEOVER OF 'ORGANIC' FOOD STANDARDS (IF THEY CAN'T OWN IT, THEY'LL KILL IT) http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/29-2

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, May 12, 2014
-▶ BHUTAN COULD BE WORLD'S FIRST WHOLLY ORGANIC NATION WITHIN A DECADE http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/bhutan-organic-nation-gross-national-happiness-programme

 

 

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                              DAVID IS READY TO TAKE ON GOLIATH

 

Sustainable Business, May 20, 2014

▶ GLOBAL COALITION FORMS TO TAKE ON GMO AGRICULTURE BRINGING TOGETHER 4.5 MILLION PEOPLE -  A new global organization has formed to take the GMO issue on. The Global GMO Free Coalition brings together GMO-free groups across 6 continents with a total membership of over 4.5 million people. More than 60 groups are part of this first globally coordinated network that plans to take the GMO food and crop industry head on. Among the countries represented: US, UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Russia, Georgia, Iran, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Taiwan, Australia, South Africa, New Caledonia and Ghana.Its aim, they say, is to cut through biotech industry propaganda, providing fact-based independent information to the media and governments that leads to responsible regulation in countries worldwide.

http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25722

 

 

 Oliver De Schutter, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right To Food, May 19, 2014
▶ UNHEALTHY DIETS GREATER THREAT TO HEALTH THAN TOBACCO:  UN EXPERT CALLS FOR GLOBAL REGULATION http://www.srfood.org/en/unhealthy-diets-greater-threat-to-health-than-tobacco-un-expert-calls-for-global-regulation

 

-▶ MONSANTO CONTROLS YOUR DIET http://sco.lt/7y3prN

 

 -▶ CUTTING BACK ON DOMINANT GMO CORN EASIER SAID THAN DONE: PATENTS, SEEDS, CORPORATE CONTROL http://sco.lt/6SxEYL

 

- ▶  THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD FOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

 

Global Research, May 11, 2014

 -▶ MONSANTO, SYNGENTA AND BAYER CROPSCIENCE:  THE GMO BIOTECH SECTOR SCIENTIFIC DEBATE: CO-OPTATION, DECEPTION AND COLLUSION http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-syngenta-and-bayer-cropscience-the-gmo-biotech-sector-cant-win-the-scientific-debate-the-options-are-co-option-deception-and-collusion/5381725

 

- ▶ WHY GENETIC MODIFICATION OF CROPS AND LIVESTOCK IS INHERENTLY UNCONTROLLABLE AND HAZARDOUS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3075683244/why-genetic-modification-of-crops-and-livestock-is-inherently-uncontrollable-and-hazardous

 

  RT News, May 15, 2014
 -▶ GMO PRODUCERS SHOULD BE PUNISHED AS "TERRORISTS" RUSSIAN MPs SAY. A draft law submitted to the Russian parliament seeks to impose punishment up to criminal prosecution to producers of genetically-modified organisms harmful to health or the environment. http://rt.com/news/159188-russia-gmo-terrorist-bill/

 

 -▶ GENE GIANTS PREPARE THE GENETIC WIPE-OUT OF ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST IMPORTANT FOOD CROPS http://sco.lt/8LOs5J

 

 Friends of The Earth, April 24, 2014
 -▶ WHO BENEFITS FROM GM CROPS? 2014 http://www.foei.org/en/what-we-do/food-sovereignty/latest-news/who-benefits-from-gm-crops-2014

 

▶ FINAL REPORT TO UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ON THE RIGHT TO FOOD. In his final report to the UN Human Rights Council after a six-year term as Special Rapporteur, Olivier De Schutter today called for the world’s food systems to be radically and democratically redesigned.

“Objectives such as supplying diverse, culturally-acceptable foods to communities, supporting smallholders, sustaining soil and water resources, and raising food security within particularly vulnerable areas, must not be crowded out by the one-dimensional quest to produce more food,” he urged.http://www.srfood.org/en/final-report-to-un-human-rights-council

 

                                                   BIG FOOD: 

MICHAEL POLLAN THINKS WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://www.vox.com/2014/4/23/5627992/big-food-michael-pollan-thinks-wall-street-has-way-too-much-influence

 

 ▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN CORPORATE AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/63qRl3

 

EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

  -▶ STOP FEEDING THE BEAST AND START FEEDING THE PEOPLE. We have a system of predatory agriculture in which corporations pursue private gain relentlessly regardless of the social consequences. Social consequences can be defined as anything from polluting our water, land and air to impacting the health of our families to making the business of farming economically unsustainable. http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/22/stop-feeding-beast-start-feeding-people/

 

 

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                                                 WARNING:

 TOXIC GMO GRASS AND THEIR PESTICIDE SEEDS SNEAKED INTO CONSUMER MARKET , UNLABELED, UNREGULATED

                            How did they circumvent the system?

                                         EcoWatch, May 22, 2014

. Monsanto and Scotts have begun testing the first genetically engineered (GE) grass, intended for both consumer and commercial use. Scotts Roundup-Ready Kentucky Bluegrass, genetically engineered to withstand massive amounts of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, is unregulated, will not be labeled “GMO” (genetically modified organisms), and because of the ease with which grass spreads, could in short order contaminate lawns, parks, golf courses and pastures everywhere. Because Roundup will kill everything except the grass engineered to stand up to it, lawns all over the country will be green, lush—and toxic. And you won’t know it. http://ecowatch.com/2014/05/22/gmo-grass-toxic-lawn-roundup/

 

                         GARDENERS BEWARE - DON'T BE MISLED

Deadly Pesticide 'Bee Friendly' Pretreated Plants/Seeds Sold to Consumers - Unlabeled, Unregulated http://sco.lt/6oDPd3

 

Eat Drink Politics, April 27, 2014
 ▶  7 WAYS PESTICIDE COMPANIES ARE SPINNING THE BEE CRISIS TO PROTECT PROFITS. FOLLOW THE HONEY. Three of the leading pesticide corporations—Bayer, Syngenta, and Monsanto— are engaged in a massive public relations disinformation campaign http://www.eatdrinkpolitics.com/2014/04/27/follow-the-honey-7-ways-pesticide-companies-are-spinning-the-bee-crisis-to-protect-profits/

 

                                                      WATCH
       "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?"
                      A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki
                                        http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

 

The Des Moines Register, May 17, 2014
 -▶ GMO AGRIBUSINESS BLAMED FOR 'SUPERWEED' CRISIS. Agribusiness companies including Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences are creating a "superweed crisis" by producing new technologies that are compounding weed resistance, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/green-fields/2014/05/18/superweed-crisis-monsanto-roundup-ready/9208215/

 

GRAIN, May 26, 2014
 -▶ 2,4-D SOY:  WAGING WAR ON PEASANTS. To study the history of how GMOs were forced upon us is to discover that we have come down the wrong road. Herbicide-resistant weeds have become a major problem, yet, during the first GE decade, corporations routinely denied their existence http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4945-2-4-d-soy-waging-war-on-peasants

 

Nation of Change, May 12, 2014

 -▶ BAN OR LABEL:  THE HOT GMO DEBATE http://www.nationofchange.org/ban-or-label-hot-gmo-debate-1399905396

 

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                                                 PATENTS

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                                                    WATCH:

               MONSANTO FOOD WARS: GMO SEEDS AND ANIMALS

                                            http://sco.lt/7ZyaqP

 

August 28, 2013 MintPress News
-▶  HOW MONSANTO CORNERS THE WORLD'S FOOD MARKET. MONSANTO HAS A PATENT ON JUST ABOUT EVERY CROP OUT THERE
http://www.mintpressnews.com/how-monsanto-corners-the-worlds-food-market/167901/

 

-▶  SEED PATENTS, GENETIC MANIPULATION AND CONTROL OF GLOBAL AGRICULTURE: THE GMO CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/6MFpqL

 

-▶  GMO GIANT, DuPONT, HIRES EX-COPS TO 'ENFORCE' SEED PATENTS ON FARMERS:  USA GOVERNMENT IMPOTENT TO INTERFERE http://sco.lt/67rT97

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, May 02, 2014

-▶  FIGHTING THE SEED MONOPOLY: THE OPEN SOURCE SEED INITIATIVE PROVES ALTERNATIVE TO PATENT-PROTECTED SEEDS STRANGLING AGRICULTURE http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/seed-monopoly-free-seeds-farm-monsanto-dupont

 

           

                                     =========================

             THE POWER OF MONSANTO & THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY

                                     =========================

 

Sustainable Pulse, April 09, 2014

 -▶  MONSANTO 'REQUESTS' REMOVAL OF MEXICAN JUDGE OVER GM MAIZE BAN http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/04/09/monsanto-request-removal-mexican-judge-gm-maize-ban/

 

 -▶ THE NEW BIOMASSTERS - MARKETING SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE NEXT ASSAULT ON BIODIVERSITY AND LIVELIHOODS  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1849165755/the-new-biomassters-marketing-synthetic-biology-and-the-next-assault-on-biodiversity-and-livelihoods

 

 THE POWERFUL US GOVT-SPONSORED BIOTECH INDUSTRY TWISTS ARMS....AGAIN

Greenpeace EU, April 15, 2014
  ▶  EU PARLIAMENT TO REJECT LABELING OF GM-PESTICIDE CONTAMINATED HONEY http://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/en/News/2014/EU-parliament-to-reject-labelling-of-GM-contaminated-honey/

 

Activist Post, January 02, 2012
 -▶LEAKED:  US TO START "TRADE WARS" WITH NATIONS OPPOSED TO MONSANTO, GMO CROPS http://www.activistpost.com/2012/01/leaked-us-to-start-trade-wars-with.html

 

▶  THRU THE BACK DOOR: MEGA BIOTECH GIANTS USE NEW USA-EU TRADE DEAL TO FORCE ACCEPTANCE AND DESTROY GMO SAFEGUARDS http://sco.lt/91wUwD

 

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                                               GMO LABELING

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 PR WATCH, April 10, 2014

▶ GMO LOBBY WORKS TIRELESSLY AGAINST MANDATORY LABELING GMO. A coalition of genetically modified organism (GMO), pesticide, grocery and agriculture corporate trade groups are fighting mandatory labeling efforts at the state and local level by pushing preemption measures in Congress and at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  http://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/03/12431/gmo-lobby-works-tirelessly-against-mandatory-labeling

 

 Center for Food Safety, March 28, 2014
-▶ VOLUNTARY vs MANDATORY GMO LABELING:  APPLES AND ORANGES http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/blog/3025/voluntary-vs-mandatory-gmo-labeling-apples-and-oranges

 

 Reuters, April 08, 2013
-▶ U.S. BILL SEEKS TO BLOCK MANDATORY GMO FOOD LABELING BY STATES http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/09/usa-gmo-lawmaking-idUSL2N0N115F20140409

 

                                 WHY THE "LABEL GMOs" UPRISING: 

Global Marches Challenge Monsanto and The Global Corporate Biotech Cartel's Dominance http://sco.lt/73oibx

 

 

▶  CONTEMPORARY CORPORATE AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xupV3

 

▶ ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

 ▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE, INDIGENOUS LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

 

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▶ BIG FOOD: WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT.  Michael Pollan explains what studying the food system taught him about capitalism, and more.. http://www.vox.com/2014/4/23/5627992/big-food-michael-pollan-thinks-wall-street-has-way-too-much-influence

 

FastCoCreate

 ▶ THESE TOP FOOD COMPANIES CONTROL ALMOST EVERYTHING WE EAT: There are more than 38,000 products in the average American supermarket. That means tons of choice, right? In fact, the vast majority of these products are owned by just 10 companies. Those friendly looking Green Giant pees? That's General Mills. And Odwalla juice? That's Coca Cola. This matters, of course, because we deserve to know where our food comes from--and how it's made.  http://www.fastcocreate.com/3032899/see-who-actually-owns-the-food-you-eat-and-how-theyre-behaving

 

- ▶ TOO  MUCH POWER IN TOO FEW HANDS : FOOD GIANTS TAKE OVER THE INDUSTRY  http://sco.lt/7d5xkP

 

Pambazuka, July 24. 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:  WHICH WAY AFRICA?
cc PHYS African governments are under intense pressure from within but also from big agribusiness and Western governments to embrace GMOs. Governments must resist all forms of arm-twisting and food colonialism and make their biotechnology choices based on the facts http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/92594

 

- ▶ US FOOD MANUFACTURING - SCIENCE BASED OR RECKLESS?  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/07/02/us-food-manufacturing-drugs.aspx

 

                                                  IMPORTANT WATCH
                                                      Vandana Shiva
                                     THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND SEED
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYwOTLopWIw

 

 

  ▶  WORLD'S LARGEST FOOD COMPANIES CREATING LEGACY OF DESTRUCTION  http://sco.lt/7lyDg1

 

                                                      VIDEO

                              THE SHARE OF YOUR STOMACH

                               Big Food, Science and Marketing

                                          http://sco.lt/69L4oz

 

 ▶  HOW THE BIG FOOD INDUSTRY HAS ENCOURAGED US TO EAT OURSELVES TO DEATH http://sco.lt/5YISkT

 

                                             VIDEO REPORT

                                  March 12, 2013 - NPR Marketplace

PROCESSED FOODS MAKE UP 70% OF THE US DIET - WITH ABOUT 5,000 DIFFERENT CHEMICAL ADDITIVES. Author Melanie Warner discusses the complexities of the processed foods that line the shelves at the supermarket... http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/big-book/processed-foods-make-70-percent-us-diet

 

 ▶  MICHAEL POLLAN: AGRIGIANTS' NATIONAL STRANGLEHOLD: APPROACHING A "TWO-CLASS" FOOD SYSTEM  http://sco.lt/7nBVkP

 

 ▶  AMERICANS EAT THE CHEAPEST FOOD IN THE WORLD BUT WHAT IS IT REALLY COSTING US? http://www.treehugger.com/health/americans-eat-the-cheapest-food-in-the-world-but-what-is-it-really-costing-us.html?campaign=daily_nl

 

TripleCrisis, January 14, 2014
▶ THE DANGER OF TRUSTING CORPORATIONS TO LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINST WORLD HUNGER http://triplecrisis.com/the-danger-of-entrusting-corporations-to-lead-the-fight-against-world-hunger/

 

                                                        WATCH

                                     May 6, 2013 Democracy Now
 INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL POLLAN ON RECLAIMING OUR FOOD SYSTEM, MAKE OURSELVES HEALTHY AND GROW DEMOCRACY http://www.democracynow.org/2013/5/6/michael_pollan_on_how_reclaiming_cooking

 

 

▶  FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD: CHALLENGING CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/4qFuUb

 

Truthdig, March 20, 2014

- ▶  RADICAL U.N. REPORT PROMOTES DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF FOOD AND AN END TO CORPORATE DOMINATION http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/radical_un_report_promotes_democratic_control_of_food_2014032

 

The Des Moines Register, July 11, 2014
 ▶ BIG AG INTERESTS IN SOME STATES SEEK TO MAKING CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FARMING A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT. Powerful big industrial corporate ag interests in some states want to declare farming a right to fight back against animal-welfare activists and opponents of genetically modified crops. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/2014/07/11/agriculture-interests-farming-right-amendment/12511223/

 

 

                                          Vox, June 09, 2014

                    40 MAPS THAT EXPLAIN FOOD IN AMERICA

                     http://www.vox.com/a/explain-food-america

 

 

 Organic Lifestyle Magazine, July 08, 2014
- ▶ FACTORY FARMED CHICKENS:  THE HIDDEN COST OF CHEAP CHICKEN http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/factory-farmed-chickens-the-hidden-cost-of-cheap-chicken/

 

 -▶ OBESITY PLUS:  HUGE INCREASE IN DIABETES, STROKES, HEART ATTACKS ON A GLOBAL SCALE -- THE AMERICAN DIET AND CONTEMPORARY FOOD PRODUCTION  http://sco.lt/80rmld

 

Mother Jones, May 07, 2014

-▶ OUR ALARMING FOOD FUTURE, EXPLAINED IN 7 CHARTS http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/05/6-alarming-facts-food-and-global-warming

 

 NRDC Switchboard, April 10, 2014

▶ FED UP WITH OUR DYSFUNCTIONAL FOOD SYSTEM  http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/plehner/fed_up_with_our_dysfunctional.html

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, May 01, 2014

▶ 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-blog/10-things-need-to-know-global-food-system

 

                                                     WATCH

▶  "THE FOOD SPECULATOR" - FOOD SPECULATION AND THE STOCKMARKET http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/food-speculator/

 

                                                       WATCH
                                "HUNGER FOR PROFIT" (4:45)
               http://www.whypoverty.net/en/video/hunger-for-profit

 

                                                   A VIP READ

▶ THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/6znBab

 

                                                       WATCH
THE VIDEO THAT COCA-COLA AND McDONALD'S HOPE YOU NEVER SEE http://www.upworthy.com/watch-the-video-that-coca-cola-and-mcdonalds-hope-you-never-see?c=tkp1

 

 ▶ UNHEALTHY DIETS GREATER THREAT TO HEALTH THAN TOBACCO:  UN EXPERT CALLS FOR GLOBAL REGULATION - May 19, 2014

Oliver De Schutter, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right To Food

 http://www.srfood.org/en/unhealthy-diets-greater-threat-to-health-than-tobacco-un-expert-calls-for-global-regulation

 

                                               WHITEWASHED

 ▶ HOW INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT PROMOTE DAIRY JUNK FOODS

                                                NEW REPORT

              FROM "EAT DRINK POLITICS" Michele Simon JD MPH

              http://www.eatdrinkpolitics.com/ @MicheleRSimon

 

     The United States is in the midst of a public health epidemic due to poor diet. While much of the focus has been on obvious culprits such as sugary soft drinks and fast food, dairy foods often get a pass. The dairy industry, propped up by government, has convinced us of the health benefits of milk and other dairy products. But the context of how people consume dairy matters. My new report, Whitewashed: How Industry and Government Promote Dairy Junk Foods, shines a light on the shifting patterns of consumption away from plain milk toward dairy products laden with sugar, fat, and salt. http://ecowatch.com/2014/06/11/dairy-industry-government-promote-junk-foods/

 

 

 ▶ FIXING THE BROKEN BIG FOOD SYSTEM http://sco.lt/8YOYJV

 

 Care2, May 21, 2014
▶  BILLIONS OF FOOD ANIMALS KILLED EVERY YEAR END UP IN THE TRASH http://www.care2.com/causes/billions-of-animals-killed-every-year-end-up-dumped-in-the-trash.html

 

 ▶ 65 BILLION ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS:  DRUGS, GMO FEED AND AG-GAG LAWS TO IMPACT BEYOND USA http://sco.lt/6jKf2H

 

 

▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3

 

▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD"  http://sco.lt/77BuML

 

 RT News, November 26, 2013
▶  GMOs LINKED TO GLUTEN DISORDERS PLAGUING 18 MILLION AMERICANS http://rt.com/usa/gmo-gluten-sensitivity-trigger-343/

 

                                           BAN GMOs NOW -

                                       A Special ISIS Report

                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

Environmental Leader, June 25, 2014
CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL TO SERVE MORE THAN 20 MILLION POUNDS OF LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCE. GOES GMO FREE http://www.environmentalleader.com/2014/06/25/chipotle-to-serve-more-than-20m-pounds-locally-grown-produce/

 

 Common Dreams, April 29, 2014

▶ FOOD DEFENDERS PROTEST CORPORATE AND BIG AG TAKEOVER OF 'ORGANIC' FOOD STANDARDS (IF THEY CAN'T OWN IT, THEY'LL KILL IT) http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/29-2

 

▶ THE  WAR AGAINST ORGANICS:  WHAT'S AN 'ORGANIC' LABEL REALLY WORTH? http://sco.lt/6Qny1R

 

 

 OutsideOnline, May 12, 2014
▶ YOUR FOOD IS POISONING YOU http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/bodywork/performance-plate/Your-Food-Is-Poisoning-You.html

 

 ▶  ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE GENE-ALTERED PLANTS'? http://sco.lt/7v6Y2T

 

                                                       WATCH

                          Michael Pollan: "DON'T MISS THIS VIDEO

                                         DANGERS OF DICAMBA

Roundup's Next Generation. The next wave of herbicide-tolerant crops from Monsanto-- will make Round-Up look benign" http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba

 

▶  CHEMICAL 'SOUP" CONNECTION BETWEEN TOXINS AND POOR HEALTH:  Scientific American http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3456963803/chemical-soup-connection-between-toxins-and-poor-health-scientific-american

 

 ▶ THINK THOSE 80,000 CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES HAVE BEEN TESTED?  http://sco.lt/7QxMob

 

Philadelphia Inquirer, May 25, 2014

▶ 17 GROUPS OF CHEMICALS TO AVOID IF YOUR WORRIED ABOUT BREAST CANCER http://www.philly.com/philly/health/20140525_GreenSpace__Study_backs_lower_chemical_exposure.html

 

New York Times, May 30, 2014

▶ CORPORATIONS QUIETLY INSERTING UNTESTED SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY INTO HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS. The processes using synthetic biology involve techniques that more extensively alter genetic code. Those include “artificial gene synthesis,” in which DNA is created on computers and inserted into organisms, and other methods for changing DNA sequences and genes within organisms to alter their function. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/31/business/biofuel-tools-applied-to-household-soaps.html

 

 

            ALL ABOUT MEGA-PROFITS, NOTHING MORE OR LESS

 

 

▶ THE SCIENCE OF MARKETING FOOD ADDICTION TO KIDS http://sco.lt/8oqaEj

 

▶ FOOD, SLAVE LABOR AND THE WALMARTIZATION OF AMERICA AND AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8v8qtl

 

 Guardian Environment, May 22, 2014
▶ THE FOOD SYSTEM WE CHOOSE AFFECTS BIODIVERSITY:  DO WE WANT MONOCULTURES? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/food-system-monocultures-gm-un-diversity-day

 

 Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

 Mongabay, June 06, 2014
-▶ NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html

 

 

                                       DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN

                                 Businessweek, January 09, 2014
  -▶ INDUSTRIAL FARMING:  STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS MAY GIVE LEGAL SHIELD TO CORPORATIONS http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-09/industrial-farming-state-constitutional-amendments-may-give-legal-shield

 

                                            ANIMATED VIDEO

                              CORPORATE FACTORY FARMING
                      The Brutal Basics of American Modern Farms
http://www.aspca.org/blog/factory-farming-video-brutal-basics-modern-farms

 

                                                 FARM-AGEDDON

NO BIRDS.  NO BEES.  OUR COUNTRYSIDE LAID WASTE.  AND BILLIONS OF ANIMALS THAT NEVER SEE A BLADE OF GRASS

                                               http://sco.lt/7ztQbB

 

 

Scientific American, May 12, 2014
▶  DRUGS, CHEMICALS SEEP DEEP INTO SOIL FROM SEWAGE SLUDGE FERTILIZER, ABSORBED BY OUR FOOD The researchers looked for 57 “emerging” contaminants that are increasingly showing up in the environment. Ten were detected in the soil at depths between 7 and 50 inches 18 months after the treated sludge was applied. None was in the field’s soil beforehand. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/drugs-chemicals-seep-deep-into-soil-from-sewage-sludge/

 

 

- ▶ WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BLIND, FOOTLESS CHICKENS, FACTORY FARMS AND THE AG-GAG BILL http://sco.lt/71PvtJ

 

Seattle Organic Restaurants
  -▶ THE SECRET TAKEOVER OF OUR FOOD SUPPLY BY A FEW GIANT AMERICAN CORPORATIONS AND CORPORATIONS LIKE TYSON ARE PIONEERS OF MEAT RACKET http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/takeover-of-our-food-by-giant-agribusinesses-Tyson-foods-meat-racket.php

 

 

 ▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS GOBBLING UP AMERICAN & FOREIGN FARMLAND THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD FOOD SECURITY, AGRICULTURE & FOOD http://sco.lt/8mcmbR

 

 

▶ ARE YOU EATING CLONED PORK?  CHINA ENTERS USA FOOD MARKET - UNLABELED, UNREGULATED - USDA, FDA  http://sco.lt/57VNh3

 

 ▶ MEATONOMICS: The Dirty Truth About Cheap Meat http://sco.lt/5MiErp

 

The New Yorker, May 12, 2014

- ▶ THE END OF FOOD:  COULD "SOYLENT" - FOOD IN A BOTTLE - REPLACE THE FOOD CRISIS?  http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/05/12/140512fa_fact_widdicombe?currentPage=all

 

SmartPlanet, May 29, 2014
- ▶ WHY YOU SHOULD BE SKEPTICAL OF SOYLENT, THE FOOD REPLACEMENT PRODUCT http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/soylent-the-food-replacement-product-could-have-an-unhealthy-downside/

 

 ▶ INVITRO BURGERS ANYONE? INSIDE THE COMING MEAT LAB:  THE FUTURE OF FOOD http://sco.lt/6EY7hR

 

National Geographic, "Future of Food" May 02, 2014
▶ FEED THE WORLD:  FAMILY FARMERS HOLD KEYS TO AGRICULTURE IN A WARMING WORLD. Faced with global warming and a population that will swell to nine billion by 2050, a growing number of experts say that the way to feed the masses as climate change makes growing our food more difficult is to focus on family farmers, who often can barely feed themselves. ... 

   When policymakers in the developed world talk about feeding billions of extra mouths in the decades to come, it's multinational agribusinesses—which operate industrial-size farms—that usually get most of the attention.

   But in the long run, it's small-scale farmers in the developing world, using low-tech but sustainable agricultural techniques, who may be best poised to lead the way in adapting to a warmer world and ensuring the security of the global food supply. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/05/140502-climate-change-agriculture-family-farm-science/

 

GRAIN, May 28, 214
 ▶  HUNGRY FOR LAND:  SMALL FARMERS FEED THE WORLD FOR LESS THAN A QUARTER OF ALL FARMLAND AS CORPORATIONS ACCELERATE LAND GRABS http://www.grain.org/article/entries/492

 

Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa, July 19, 2014
 ▶  TOWARDS FOOD SOVEREIGNTY TO FEED AFRICA:  NURTURE THE ENVIRONMENT AND PUT FARMER AT THE CENTER http://afsafrica.org/towards-food-sovereignty-to-feed-africa-nurture-the-environment-and-put-farmers-at-the-center/

 

 

                                                     WATCH 

                                  "LAND RUSH - WHY POVERTY?: 

THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD

                                          http://sco.lt/5z3gzB

 

   ▶  CONTEMPORARY CORPORATE AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xupV3

 

  - ETC Group

 ▶ CORPORATE POWER AND THE FINAL FRONTIER IN THE COMMODIFICATION OF LIFE - WE WERE WARNED...IN 2008.

Three decades ago, humanity had a problem; science had a fascination; and industry had an opportunity. Our problem was injustice. The ranks of the hungry were expanding while the ranks of farmers were thinning. Meanwhile, science was fascinated by biotechnology – the idea that we could genetically engineer crops and livestock (and people) with traits that could overcome all our problems. Agribusiness saw an opportunity to extract the enormous surplus value that was laced throughout the food chain. The hugely decentralized food system held pockets of profit just crying out to be centralized.  All the biotechnology industry had to do is chase away the competition and coerce governments into surrendering control. ....http://www.etcgroup.org/content/who-owns-nature

 

▶ FOOD FOR THOUGHT...AND PEACE http://sco.lt/7G59pB

 

 

                                   FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:

   MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                                http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ

 

Pambazuka -Voices for Freedom and Justice in Africa

▶ HOW COMPANIES FRAME ISSUES OF FOOD AND GLOBAL HUNGER FOR THEIR OWN SELF-INTEREST AND BOTTOMLINE PROFITS

There is a new, but deceptive, foreign drive to end hunger in Africa through large-scale agribusiness. Yet helping poor households in rural Africa feed themselves in an affordable manner means introducing low-cost, sustainable enhancements to farming.

History is riddled with examples of the poor dying of hunger when food was plentiful. Classic amongst these is the famine which wracked the West African Sahel during the early 1970s. While people were dying of hunger in Senegal, Mali and Niger, peanuts — a key sauce ingredient and source of protein across the region — were being exported to Europe....

...The rise of philanthrocapitalism in the US, where former and current business leaders, through the strength of their foundations, have increasingly come to influence the shape and direction of US international development programmes. Central to the philanthrocapitalist worldview is a belief that private enterprise is the fundamental agent of progressive change and that business acumen trumps other forms of expertise... http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/85291

 

 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, MARCH 01, 2013
- ▶  NEW REPORT: GOVERNMENTS MUST PROTECT LAND, FOOD SYSTEMS AS TRADE LIBERALIZATION ACCELERATE LAND GRABBING  http://www.iatp.org/blog/201303/new-report-governments-must-protect-land-food-systems-as-trade-liberalization-accelerate

 

The Ecologist, June 2, 2014

 -▶ THE BIG TEN FOOD COMPANIES MUST JOIN THE CLIMATE FIGHT. In the fight for zero hunger in a safer climate, the silence of the food and beverage industry is not a virtue. They must cut their huge carbon emissions, campaign to protect global climate, and rethink their entire mission to encompass health and wellbeing. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2445685

 

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

               ONE ENVIRONMENT, ONE HUMANITY, ONE PLANET http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

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TakePart, July 10, 2014
FORGET AG-GAG LAWS: THIS SUMMER'S LEGAL FIGHT IS OVER THE RIGHT TO FARM. State constitutional amendments and other legal measures would protect industrial agriculture. When state legislators met to hash out new laws in the spring of 2013, farm protection or ag-gag bills were voted on across the Midwest and in agricultural states in the South and Southwest. The laws were designed to criminalize the work of animal rights activists and whistle-blowers who secretly recorded abuse or other unlawful activity in confined animal feeding operations or other farms.

Now, some of the same largely conservative state legislators across the Midwest have taken a shine to a new kind of pro-ag measure: right-to-farm legislation, or state constitutional amendments.

In states where ag rules supreme, local politics are similarly ruled by the increasingly consolidated industry. With ever fewer, ever larger companies controlling America’s farmland, whose right to farm is being protected? http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/07/10/right-farm-laws

 

TruthOut, July 21, 2014
 -▶ DO NOT GENETICALLY MODIFY MY FOOD! http://truth-out.org/news/item/25072-do-not-gm-my-food

 

 Huffington Post Green, June 17, 2014

 -▶ CHINA'S REJECTION OF GMO CORN HAS COST U.S. UP TO $2.9 BILLION http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/gmo-corn-china_n_5162921.html

 

  Natural Society, June 13, 2014

▶  EL SALVADOR PRESSURED TO TAKE GMO SEED IF THEY WANT USA FINANCIAL AID http://naturalsociety.com/us-ambassador-pressures-el-salvador-government-purchase-277-worth-monsantos-gm-poison-seed/

 

 

-▶ U.S. GOVERNMENT AGGRESSIVELY BACKS AND PROMOTES MONSANTO'S THRUST FOR WORLD DOMINANCE OF GMO GLOBAL FOOD SUPPLY http://sco.lt/8RhvPt

 

 

The Cap Times, June 29, 2014
-▶ WILL GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS COLLAPSE THE FOOD SYSTEM? http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/column/jim-goodman-will-genetically-modified-crops-collapse-the-food-system/article_69f8157e-83f2-5058-ab07-e999891c5f11.html

 

                                                    WATCH
                                              Vandana Shiva
                             THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND SEED
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYwOTLopWIw

 

 

The Institute of Science in Society, May 29, 2013

-▶ 800 SCIENTISTS DEMAND GLOBAL GMO "EXPERIMENT" END http://wewillblowyourmind.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/800-scientists-demand-global-gmo.html?m=1

 

European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility, October 21, 2013

▶ THERE IS NO CONSENSUS ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD SAFETY http://www.ensser.org/increasing-public-information/no-scientific-consensus-on-gmo-safety/

 

The Daily Sheeple, June 25, 2014
▶ MONSANTO, SYNGENTA, BAYER:  BIG AGRI PEDDLES "GMO GRUEL" TO THE IMPOVERISHED. Perhaps the most racists, disgusting public relations stunt yet to sell genetically modified poison to the masses and monopolize the world’s food supply. http://www.thedailysheeple.com/monsanto-syngenta-bayer-big-agri-peddles-gmo-gruel-to-the-impoverished_062014

 

 

-▶ DID YOU KNOW? GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET - AS AMERICANS GET SICKER AND SICKER  http://sco.lt/7oVxQH

 

 RT News, November 26, 2013
▶  GMOs LINKED TO GLUTEN DISORDERS PLAGUING 18 MILLION AMERICANS http://rt.com/usa/gmo-gluten-sensitivity-trigger-343/

 

July 23, 2013 Wake Up World
 -▶ YET ANOTHER FRANKENFOOD PANDOORA'S BOX: THE MAJORITY OF SUPPLEMENTS ARE NOW LACED WITH GMOs http://wakeup-world.com/2013/07/23/the-majority-of-supplements-are-now-laced-with-gmos/

 

 ▶ THE WAR AGAINST ORGANICS:  WHAT'S AN 'ORGANIC' LABEL REALLY WORTH?   http://sco.lt/6Qny1R

 

 Common Dreams, April 29, 2014
▶  USDA COLLUDES WITH  CORPORATE AND BIG AG TAKEOVER OF 'ORGANIC' FOOD STANDARDS (IF THEY CAN'T OWN IT, THEY'LL KILL IT) http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/29-2

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, May 12, 2014
-▶ BHUTAN COULD BE WORLD'S FIRST WHOLLY ORGANIC NATION WITHIN A DECADE http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/bhutan-organic-nation-gross-national-happiness-programme

 

▶NEW RESEARCH: GMO FOOD FAR WORSE THAT WE THINK - THEIR TOXIC CHEMICAL COCKTAILS http://www.activistpost.com/2012/02/new-research-gmo-food-far-worse-than-we.html


                                                       WATCH
                                         BBC VIDEO REPORT
                 A BILLION GO HUNGRY BECAUSE OF GMO FARMING
                                                 Vandana Shiva
http://www.sott.net/article/260505-A-billion-go-hungry-because-of-GMO-farming-Vandana-Shiva

 


 ▶ WIKILEAKS CABLE:  THE US STATE DEPT'S GLOBAL BIOTECH GMO OUTREACH PROGRAM - ARM TWISTING FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS  http://sco.lt/5QU4cz

 

 RT News, November 26, 2013

▶  GMOs LINKED TO GLUTEN DISORDERS PLAGUING 18 MILLION AMERICANS http://rt.com/usa/gmo-gluten-sensitivity-trigger-343/

 

  -▶  HOW GMO FOODS AFFECT HEALTH - GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET http://dailyhealthpost.com/how-gmo-foods-affect-health/#axzz2NCebcdtc

 

-▶ DID YOU KNOW? GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET - AS AMERICANS GET SICKER AND SICKER  http://sco.lt/7oVxQH

 

July 23, 2013 Wake Up World
 -▶ YET ANOTHER FRANKENFOOD PANDOORA'S BOX: THE MAJORITY OF SUPPLEMENTS ARE NOW LACED WITH GMOs http://wakeup-world.com/2013/07/23/the-majority-of-supplements-are-now-laced-with-gmos/

 

OutsideOnline, May 12, 2014
▶ YOUR FOOD IS POISONING YOU http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/bodywork/performance-plate/Your-Food-Is-Poisoning-You.html

 

 -▶ WHY ARE COUNTRIES BANNING GMO (GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS) AND ANIMALS? http://sco.lt/7l7AVV

 

 ▶  CORPORATE HIJACKING OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE:  GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GLOBAL GMO INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/73IdQ9

 

 -▶ HOW BIOTECH CORPORATIONS AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://sco.lt/7OmezB

 

 

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

 

March 22, 2012 Axisoflogic.com
-▶  MONSANTO, A HALF-CENTURY OF HEALTH SCANDALS   http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_64376.shtml

 

-▶  30 YEARS OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PLANTS - 20 YEARS OF COMMERCIAL CULTIVATION IN THE U.S. - A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT http://sco.lt/5PYIM5

 

 -▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS ARE DESTROYING YOUR HEALTH AS WELL AS BEES, BIRDS, LADY BUGS AND BUTTERFLIES http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/gmo-roundup-bt-toxin-are-destroying-our-health-killing-birds-bees-lady-bugs-butterflies.php

 

 ▶  GENETIC MODIFICATION STRAINS OLD FOOD AND DRUG LAWS:  HOW A FISH BECOMES A DRUG AND CORN A PEST http://sco.lt/66YF2v

 

  ▶  MONSANTO, BIOTECH AGRICHEMICAL CARTEL BUYS OBAMA, THE US SENATE AND THE GLOBAL FARM  http://sco.lt/8edR3Z

 

                           MONSANTO:   A CORPORATE PROFILE

                                      http://sco.lt/5TGVDl

 

 

                                                     WATCH
                             GMO : WHAT'S IN YOUR FOOD? (24:00)
        The History and Progression of Genetically Modified Organisms
               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azsS9PAs2gY

 

Food Democracy Now, May 16, 2013
 ▶  NEW STUDY LINKS GMO FOOD TO LEUKEMIA:  GMO BT CRY-TOXINS MAY CONTRIBUTE TO BLOOD ABNORMALITIES. A groundbreaking new study published in the current issue of the Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases reveals the potential "leukemogenic" properties of the Bt toxin biopesticides engineered into the vast majority of GMO food crops already within the US food supply http://www.fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2013/may/16/new_study_links_GMO_food_to_leukemia/

 

 

                                                     WATCH

                      THE SILENT FOREST, Dr. David Suzuki, Genetist
 What are Roundup Ready & Bt Pesticide GMO crops? You need to know!
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hjy-CJlzbM

 

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                                                       VIDEOS
                                                June 12, 2014

▶  ARGENTINA:  ACTIVISTS ARRESTED & BRUTAL POLICE REPRESSION AFTER MONSANTO LAW IS APPROVED http://revolution-news.com/argentina-activists-arrested-brutal-police-repression-monsanto-law-approved/

 

▶  MONSANTO, SEED PATENTS, GENETIC MANIPULATION AND CONTROL OF GLOBAL FOOD AND AGRICULTURE:  THE GMO CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/7gdZ2H

 

 ▶  INVESTIGATIVE REPORT:  SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

THE HUBRIS OF THE POWERFUL BIOTECH CHEMICAL CORPORATIONS AND TOTAL DISREGARD FOR BOTH HUMAN & ENVIRONMENT HEALTH

 

                                                   WATCH

                POISONING PARADISE: ISLANDS AT RISK

                   The Genetic Engineering War in Hawai'i

                                      http://sco.lt/8hNxzd

 

Nation of Change, May 10, 2014
 -▶ VERMONT OFFICIALLY PASSES #GMO LABELING BILL, MONSANTO ANNOUNCES LAWSUIT http://www.nationofchange.org/breaking-vermont-officially-passes-gmo-lableing-bill-monsanto-announces-lawsuit-1399733156

 

The Hill, April 28, 2014

-▶ AFTER  VERMONT BILL, GMO LABELING BECOMES CENTER OF DEBATE ON BIOENGINEERING OUR FOOD http://www.ibtimes.com/after-vermont-bill-gmo-labeling-becomes-center-debate-bioengineerings-future-1577338

 

Alternet, May 21, 2014

▶ TWO OREGON COUNTIES BAN GMO PLANTS AFTER HISTORIC GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN. Agribusiness giants spent $450,000 to try to defeat the measure http://www.alternet.org/environment/two-oregon-counties-ban-gmo-plants-after-historic-grassroots-campaign

 

-▶AGRIBUSINESS OVER LOCAL CITIZENS . And in Hawaii and Jackson County, Ore., where there are active initiatives in play, the biotech industry and the Farm Bureau are now pouring millions of dollars into campaigns to defeat those initiatives.  http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_29258.cfm

 

Digital Journal, May 05, 2014
 -▶ FRANCE DEFINITIVELY BANS GENETICALLY MODIFIED  MON810 CORN PRODUCED BY US FIRM, MONSANTO http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/france-definitively-bans-gm-corn/article/382987

 

 Sustainable Pulse, May 11, 2014
 -▶ CHINA: WE MUST FACE THE HARM CAUSED BY IMPORTED GM SOYBEANS TO 1.3 BILLION CHINESE PEOPLE...http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/05/11/must-face-harm-caused-imported-gm-soybeans-1-3-billion-chinese-people/#.U3MfHC_p5K4

 

                                                --WATCH --

                     THE POWER OF MONSANTO OVER FARMERS

             A FARMER'S STORY : A DOCUMENTARY MUST WATCH

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omtYlsG1P5U

 

                                                       WATCH

               "MONSANTO FOOD WARS: GMO SEEDS AND ANIMALS" http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997411054/watch-monsanto-food-wars-gmo-seeds-and-animals

 

June 06, 2014 - THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES
-▶FOOD FIGHT, CORPORATE TRADE AGREEMENTS AND STATES' RIGHTS: DEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY? Angered by Monsanto and agribusiness stomping on their traditional community rights, consumers are fighting back, and so is the powerful Biotech AgriChemical Industry.
Approximately 1,000 counties in the U.S. have explicit authority in their state constitution to allow and uphold citizen ballot initiatives. Fearing that more and more counties will launch these initiatives, factory farm and biotech interests in at least A DOZEN STATES HAVE PASSED SO-CALLED  “RIGHT-TO-FARM" LEGISLATION DESIGNED TO PROTECT THE INTEREST OF CORPORATE http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_29258.cfm

 

 -▶ TURNING AFRICA INTO A GMO BONANZA FOR GIANT CORPORATIONS: Foreign Takeover of the future of farming in Africa http://sco.lt/6qmM1R

 

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Global GMO Free Coalition, May 20, 2014

▶ GLOBAL GMO FREE COALITION BRINGS TOGETHER 4.5 MILLION PEOPLE TO FIGHT BIOTECH INDUSTRY PROPAGANDA http://www.gmofreeglobal.org/

 

Biosafety Information Centre, May 16, 2014
▶ INTERNATIONAL COALITION CALL TO STOP GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ORGANISMS SPREADING INTO THE ENVIRONMENT http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1070

 

▶ GROWING MEDICINES IN GMO PLANTS REQUIRES NEW, STRICT REGULATIONS AND OVERSIGHT - PATENT MONOPOLIES http://sco.lt/7KM4qv

 

- ▶ MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS CREATING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS:  Eradicating Real Forests to plant Monoculture BioEngineered Trees http://sco.lt/52lFDN

 

 

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▶ MEET MONSANTO'S NUMBER ONE LOBBYIST - BARACK OBAMA  http://sco.lt/6q8mJN

 

MONANTO'S POWER GRAB:  GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS GIVEN IMMUNITY FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT http://sco.lt/7D3awz

 

▶ MONSANTO ENTERS PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS, ACQUIRES KEY 'GENE SILENCING' TECHNOLOGY, GMO MARIJUANA SEEDS http://sco.lt/6N2Q2j

 

 -▶  BIOTECH IS RE-ENGINEERING, RE-PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF -- IS BIOTECH OUT OF CONTROL? http://sco.lt/4thM6j

 

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                 WHY SO LITTLE GMO PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH?

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 -▶  WHY IS THERE SO LITTLE INDEPENDENT PEER REVIEWED GMO RESEARCH? http://sco.lt/8mGIO9

 

April 3, 2013 - IFEX

-▶  HOW THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY IS GAGGING THE SCIENCE AROUND GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD http://www.ifex.org/international/2013/04/04/seeds_of_dissent/

 

Institute of Science in Society, March 04, 2014

▶ SCIENTIFIC DISINFORMATION ON GMO PLUMBS NEW DEPTHS http://www.gmwatch.org/index.php/news/archive/2014/15377-muzzled-by-monsanto-over-gene-silencing-technology

 

                                                         WATCH:

          "THE WAR ON SCIENCE AND TOXIC DIS-INFORMATION

                       May 13, 2013 Moyers and Company - Full Show:

http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-the-toxic-politics-of-science/

 

Truthout, April 29, 2014
-▶ SCIENCE OR MEDIA? THE SCIENCE MEDIA CENTRE SPINS PRO-GMO http://truth-out.org/news/item/23392-science-media-centre-spins-pro-gmo-line

 

- ▶ THE PUPPET MASTERS: GMO FOODS NO GOLDEN AGE: SCIENCE AND PR SPIN AND PUBLIC BACKLASH  http://sco.lt/5Jqos5

 

Decca Herald, June 0, 2014
▶ INDIA : GMO CORPORATIONS ON THE ATTACK:  SCIENTIST FORM PRESSURE GROUP TO BRING POLITICIANS ON BOARD. The committee on public understanding of science is being headed by Deepak Pental, former vice-chancellor of Delhi University and developer of a GM mustard variety. Its job will primarily be to increase awareness among schoolchildren.  http://www.deccanherald.com/content/412066/gm-crops-scientists-form-group.html

 

 

                                   SILENCING THE SCIENTIST

          TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA - "ALTRAZINE"

                                        http://sco.lt/8VIcAz

 

 Reuters, July 29, 2013
  ▶ GMO COMPANIES LAUNCH WEBSITE TO FIGHT ANTI-BIOTECH MOVEMENT http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/29/us-gmo-campaign-idUSBRE96S0QX2013072

 

 

 

                                  Earth Justice - PETITION SITE
REJECT THE NEXT GENERATION OF GMO CROPS AND PESTICIDES http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/763/771/586/

 

 TruthOut, May 04, 2014

  -▶ U.S. NEARING APPROVAL OF NEXT GENERATION OF TOXIC GMO HERBICIDE-RESISTANT CROPS (PUBLIC COMMENT OPEN THROUGH MAY 31, 2014_ http://truth-out.org/news/item/23481-us-nearing-approval-of-next-generation-of-herbicide-resistant-crops

 

                                                        WATCH:

                                         DANGERS OF DICAMBA

                                                   Michael Pollan:

"Don't miss this VIDEO, about the next wave of herbicide-tolerant crops from Monsanto-- will make Round-Up look benign" http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba

 

Environmental Working Group, June 02, 2014
▶ 2,4-D HERBICIDE & GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS http://www.ewg.org/24D

 

 Daily Mail, MAY 20, 2014
▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED Bt FOOD TOXIN FOUND IN THE BLOOD OF 95% OF UNBORN BABIES - NEW STUDY. The new study was carried out by independent doctors at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, at the University of Sherbrooke Hospital Centre in Quebec, Canada. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1388888/GM-food-toxins-blood-93-unborn-babies.html

 

Biosafety Information Centre, April 15, 2014
▶ MONSANTO GMO  'ROUNDUP' GLYPHOSATE-RESISTANT HERBICIDE DETECTED IN BREAST MILK OF AMERICAN MOTHERS http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1061

 

Mother Jones, April 23, 2014

-▶ MONSANTO GMO SOY IS SCARIER THAN YOU THINK http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/04/superweeds-arent-only-trouble-gmo-soy

 

  ▶  GMO IN CONSUMER PROCESSED AND RAW FOODS:

TOP BREAKFAST CEREALS THAT CONTAIN MONSANTO'S GMO CORN - UNLABELED http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/breakfast-cereals-monsanto-gmo-corn/

 

 

 

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                              DAVID IS READY TO TAKE ON GOLIATH

 

Sustainable Business, May 20, 2014

▶ GLOBAL COALITION FORMS TO TAKE ON GMO AGRICULTURE BRINGING TOGETHER 4.5 MILLION PEOPLE -  A new global organization has formed to take the GMO issue on. The Global GMO Free Coalition brings together GMO-free groups across 6 continents with a total membership of over 4.5 million people. More than 60 groups are part of this first globally coordinated network that plans to take the GMO food and crop industry head on. Among the countries represented: US, UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Russia, Georgia, Iran, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Taiwan, Australia, South Africa, New Caledonia and Ghana.Its aim, they say, is to cut through biotech industry propaganda, providing fact-based independent information to the media and governments that leads to responsible regulation in countries worldwide.

http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/25722

 

 

 Oliver De Schutter, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right To Food, May 19, 2014
▶ UNHEALTHY DIETS GREATER THREAT TO HEALTH THAN TOBACCO:  UN EXPERT CALLS FOR GLOBAL REGULATION http://www.srfood.org/en/unhealthy-diets-greater-threat-to-health-than-tobacco-un-expert-calls-for-global-regulation

 

-▶ MONSANTO CONTROLS YOUR DIET http://sco.lt/7y3prN

 

 -▶ CUTTING BACK ON DOMINANT GMO CORN EASIER SAID THAN DONE: PATENTS, SEEDS, CORPORATE CONTROL http://sco.lt/6SxEYL

 

- ▶  THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD FOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

 

Global Research, May 11, 2014

 -▶ MONSANTO, SYNGENTA AND BAYER CROPSCIENCE:  THE GMO BIOTECH SECTOR SCIENTIFIC DEBATE: CO-OPTATION, DECEPTION AND COLLUSION http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-syngenta-and-bayer-cropscience-the-gmo-biotech-sector-cant-win-the-scientific-debate-the-options-are-co-option-deception-and-collusion/5381725

 

- ▶ WHY GENETIC MODIFICATION OF CROPS AND LIVESTOCK IS INHERENTLY UNCONTROLLABLE AND HAZARDOUS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3075683244/why-genetic-modification-of-crops-and-livestock-is-inherently-uncontrollable-and-hazardous

 

  RT News, May 15, 2014
 -▶ GMO PRODUCERS SHOULD BE PUNISHED AS "TERRORISTS" RUSSIAN MPs SAY. A draft law submitted to the Russian parliament seeks to impose punishment up to criminal prosecution to producers of genetically-modified organisms harmful to health or the environment. http://rt.com/news/159188-russia-gmo-terrorist-bill/

 

 -▶ GENE GIANTS PREPARE THE GENETIC WIPE-OUT OF ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST IMPORTANT FOOD CROPS http://sco.lt/8LOs5J

 

 Friends of The Earth, April 24, 2014
 -▶ WHO BENEFITS FROM GM CROPS? 2014 http://www.foei.org/en/what-we-do/food-sovereignty/latest-news/who-benefits-from-gm-crops-2014

 

▶ FINAL REPORT TO UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ON THE RIGHT TO FOOD. In his final report to the UN Human Rights Council after a six-year term as Special Rapporteur, Olivier De Schutter today called for the world’s food systems to be radically and democratically redesigned.

“Objectives such as supplying diverse, culturally-acceptable foods to communities, supporting smallholders, sustaining soil and water resources, and raising food security within particularly vulnerable areas, must not be crowded out by the one-dimensional quest to produce more food,” he urged.http://www.srfood.org/en/final-report-to-un-human-rights-council

 

 

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                                                 WARNING:

 GMO GRASS SEED SNEAKED INTO CONSUMER MARKET WITH ALL IT'S TOXIC PESTICIDES, UNLABELED, UNREGULATED 

                            How did they circumvent the system?

                                         EcoWatch, May 22, 2014

. Monsanto and Scotts have begun testing the first genetically engineered (GE) grass, intended for both consumer and commercial use. Scotts Roundup-Ready Kentucky Bluegrass, genetically engineered to withstand massive amounts of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, is unregulated, will not be labeled “GMO” (genetically modified organisms), and because of the ease with which grass spreads, could in short order contaminate lawns, parks, golf courses and pastures everywhere. Because Roundup will kill everything except the grass engineered to stand up to it, lawns all over the country will be green, lush—and toxic. And you won’t know it. http://ecowatch.com/2014/05/22/gmo-grass-toxic-lawn-roundup/

 

                         GARDENERS BEWARE - DON'T BE MISLED

Deadly Pesticide 'Bee Friendly' Pretreated Plants/Seeds Sold to Consumers - Unlabeled, Unregulated http://sco.lt/6oDPd3

 

Organic Consumers Association, May 22, 2014

▶ GMO GRASS: GREEN, LUSH -- AND TOXIC. Scotts Roundup Ready Kentucky Bluegrass, genetically engineered to withstand massive amounts of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, is unregulated, will not be labeled “GMO,” and because of the ease with which grass spreads, could in short order contaminate lawns, parks, golf courses and pastures everywhere. Because Roundup will kill everything except the grass engineered to stand up to it, lawns all over the country will be green, lush—and toxic. http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_30097.cfm

 

 Eat Drink Politics, April 27, 2014
 ▶  7 WAYS PESTICIDE COMPANIES ARE SPINNING THE BEE CRISIS TO PROTECT PROFITS. FOLLOW THE HONEY. Three of the leading pesticide corporations—Bayer, Syngenta, and Monsanto— are engaged in a massive public relations disinformation campaign http://www.eatdrinkpolitics.com/2014/04/27/follow-the-honey-7-ways-pesticide-companies-are-spinning-the-bee-crisis-to-protect-profits/

 

                                                      WATCH
       "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?"
                      A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki
                                        http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

Daily Mail, May 05, 2014
 -▶ SECRET EMAILS REVEAL HOW UK MINISTERS PLOTTED WITH THE GM LOBBYISTS:  DOCUMENTS SHOW HOW TWO WORKED TOGETHER ON CAMPAIGN TO WIN OVER SCEPTICAL CONSUMERS http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2621058/Secret-emails-reveal-ministers-plotted-GM-lobbyists-Documents-two-worked-campaign-win-sceptical-consumers.html

 

Sustainable Pulse, May 06, 2014
 -▶ UK GOVERNMENT COLLUSION WITH GMO INDUSTRY EXPOSED (NOW LET'S GO FOR THE USDA TOO) http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/05/06/uk-government-gm-industry-secret-collusion-exposed/#.U2mR48f1_OQ

 

The Des Moines Register, May 17, 2014
GMO AGRIBUSINESS BLAMED FOR 'SUPERWEED' CRISIS. Agribusiness companies including Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences are creating a "superweed crisis" by producing new technologies that are compounding weed resistance, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/green-fields/2014/05/18/superweed-crisis-monsanto-roundup-ready/9208215/

 

GRAIN, May 26, 2014
2,4-D SOY:  WAGING WAR ON PEASANTS. To study the history of how GMOs were forced upon us is to discover that we have come down the wrong road. Herbicide-resistant weeds have become a major problem, yet, during the first GE decade, corporations routinely denied their existence http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4945-2-4-d-soy-waging-war-on-peasants

 

Nation of Change, May 12, 2014

 -▶ BAN OR LABEL:  THE HOT GMO DEBATE http://www.nationofchange.org/ban-or-label-hot-gmo-debate-1399905396

 

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                                                 PATENTS

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                                                    WATCH:

               MONSANTO FOOD WARS: GMO SEEDS AND ANIMALS

                                            http://sco.lt/7ZyaqP

 

August 28, 2013 MintPress News
-▶  HOW MONSANTO CORNERS THE WORLD'S FOOD MARKET. MONSANTO HAS A PATENT ON JUST ABOUT EVERY CROP OUT THERE
http://www.mintpressnews.com/how-monsanto-corners-the-worlds-food-market/167901/

 

-▶  SEED PATENTS, GENETIC MANIPULATION AND CONTROL OF GLOBAL AGRICULTURE: THE GMO CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/6MFpqL

 

-▶  GMO GIANT, DuPONT, HIRES EX-COPS TO 'ENFORCE' SEED PATENTS ON FARMERS:  USA GOVERNMENT IMPOTENT TO INTERFERE http://sco.lt/67rT97

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, May 02, 2014

-▶  FIGHTING THE SEED MONOPOLY: THE OPEN SOURCE SEED INITIATIVE PROVES ALTERNATIVE TO PATENT-PROTECTED SEEDS STRANGLING AGRICULTURE http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/seed-monopoly-free-seeds-farm-monsanto-dupont

 

 

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 THE POWERFUL US GOVT-SPONSORED BIOTECH INDUSTRY TWISTS ARMS....AGAIN

Greenpeace EU, April 15, 2014
  ▶  EU PARLIAMENT TO REJECT LABELING OF GM-PESTICIDE CONTAMINATED HONEY http://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/en/News/2014/EU-parliament-to-reject-labelling-of-GM-contaminated-honey/

 

Activist Post, January 02, 2012
 -▶LEAKED:  US TO START "TRADE WARS" WITH NATIONS OPPOSED TO MONSANTO, GMO CROPS http://www.activistpost.com/2012/01/leaked-us-to-start-trade-wars-with.html

 

▶  THRU THE BACK DOOR: MEGA BIOTECH GIANTS USE NEW USA-EU TRADE DEAL TO FORCE ACCEPTANCE AND DESTROY GMO SAFEGUARDS http://sco.lt/91wUwD

 

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                                               GMO LABELING

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 PR WATCH, April 10, 2014

▶ GMO LOBBY WORKS TIRELESSLY AGAINST MANDATORY LABELING GMO. A coalition of genetically modified organism (GMO), pesticide, grocery and agriculture corporate trade groups are fighting mandatory labeling efforts at the state and local level by pushing preemption measures in Congress and at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  http://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/03/12431/gmo-lobby-works-tirelessly-against-mandatory-labeling

 

 Center for Food Safety, March 28, 2014
-▶ VOLUNTARY vs MANDATORY GMO LABELING:  APPLES AND ORANGES http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/blog/3025/voluntary-vs-mandatory-gmo-labeling-apples-and-oranges

 

 Reuters, April 08, 2013
-▶ U.S. BILL SEEKS TO BLOCK MANDATORY GMO FOOD LABELING BY STATES http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/09/usa-gmo-lawmaking-idUSL2N0N115F20140409

 

                                    Center for Food Safety

                                            TAKE ACTION
-▶ The DARK Act is Here: Denying Americans 'Right-to-Know' : Big Food is trying to kill your right to know if the food you’re eating is genetically engineered.
     With their anti-labeling allies like Monsanto and Dow, the Grocery Manufacturers Association has teamed up with Koch brothers-backed Congressman Mike Pompeo of Kansas to introduce a federal bill that would would block states from passing GE food labeling laws and make “voluntary labeling” the law of the land http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=13694

 

 

 

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             THE POWER OF MONSANTO & THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY

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Sustainable Pulse, April 09, 2014

 -▶  MONSANTO 'REQUESTS' REMOVAL OF MEXICAN JUDGE OVER GM MAIZE BAN http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/04/09/monsanto-request-removal-mexican-judge-gm-maize-ban/

 

 -▶ THE NEW BIOMASSTERS - MARKETING SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE NEXT ASSAULT ON BIODIVERSITY AND LIVELIHOODS  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1849165755/the-new-biomassters-marketing-synthetic-biology-and-the-next-assault-on-biodiversity-and-livelihoods

 

-▶ THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/9MtkYL

 

                                                        WATCH

               A SYSTEM BASED ON PROFIT IS UNSUSTAINABLE: 

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1614565249/a-system-based-on-profits-is-unsustainable-vandana-shiva

 

 

 August 30, 2012 Boulder Weekly

- ▶ MONSANTO'S POINT OF NO RETURN - MONSANTO'S CUT-THROAT MONOPOLY BUSINESS MODEL - SEED PATENTS, PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS, FERTILIZERS http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-9613-monsantos-point-of-no-return.html

 

 -▶ GENETIC ENGINEERING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR FOOD SECURITY AND FOR CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION:  POTENTIAL AND RISKS (DOWNLOAD PDF) http://www.twn.my/title2/biosafety/bio17.htm

 

                                 WHY THE "LABEL GMOs" UPRISING: 

Global Marches Challenge Monsanto and The Global Corporate Biotech Cartel's Dominance http://sco.lt/73oibx

 

                                                ▶▶ WATCH  ▶▶ 

                 THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO (FULL LENGTH)

                           The Leader of the Biotech Agricultural Cartel 

                                              http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

 

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 -▶  HOW MUCH LONGER CAN THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY BURY GMO DANGER SIGNALS? http://anh-europe.org/How_much_longer_can_the_biotech_industry_bury_GM_danger_signals

 

▶ THE NEXT GMO BIOTECH WAVE:  EXTREME SYNTHETIC GENETICS:  THE IMPLICATION, THE ETHICS http://sco.lt/6JaFLF

 

 

Friends of The Earth, April 24, 2014
-▶ WHO BENEFITS FROM GM CROPS REPORT 2014
http://www.foei.org/en/what-we-do/food-sovereignty/latest-news/who-benefits-from-gm-crops-2014

 

 

▶  CONTEMPORARY CORPORATE AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xupV3

 

▶ ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

 ▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE, INDIGENOUS LAND AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

 TripleCrisis, January 14, 2014
▶ THE DANGER OF TRUSTING CORPORATIONS TO LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINST WORLD HUNGER http://triplecrisis.com/the-danger-of-entrusting-corporations-to-lead-the-fight-against-world-hunger/

 

 -▶ FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:  MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?  http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ

 

 

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            SMALL FARMERS vs MEGA INDUSTRIAL GMO FARMS

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ETC Group, September 06, 2013

  -▶  WHO WILL FEED US? THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD CHAIN OR THE PEASANT FOOD WEBS? http://www.etcgroup.org/content/poster-who-will-feed-us-industrial-food-chain-or-peasant-food-webs

 

                                           WATCH (10:46)

                                    The Satoyama Initiative
SATOYAMA: TOWARD A RURAL SOCIETY IN HARMONY WITH NATURE Japan gave the name of the SATOYAMA Initiative to establishment of universal philosophy for sustainable maintenance and use of natural resources https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAcS6px3WEg

 

▶ WHY THE WORLD NEEDS A RENAISSANCE OF SMALL FARMING  http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/sep/18/small-farming-renaissance-greed-agriculture

 

Truthout, April 14, 2014
▶ THE TRANSFORMATIVE POTENTIAL OF THE RIGHT TO FOOD. Transitioning from an industrial model of agriculture to a system benefiting small-scale producers - a step governments must support - will not only alleviate worldwide hunger and poverty, but will reduce carbon emissions, the UN's Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food concludes in a new report. http://truth-out.org/news/item/23086-the-transformative-potential-of-the-right-to-food

 

 

 

                         

 

 

 

 

 

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Syngenta - Silencing the Scientist: Altrazine and Deadly Bee Neonicotinoids Poisoning Ecosystems and Your Health

Syngenta - Silencing the Scientist:   Altrazine and Deadly Bee Neonicotinoids Poisoning Ecosystems and Your Health | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
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                         A CRIMINAL ATTACK ON OUR PLANET

                          Guardian Environment, June 23, 2014

-▶ TOXIC INSECTICIDES PUT WORLD FOOD SUPPLIES AT RISK, SAY SCIENTISTS. Regulations on pesticides have failed to prevent poisoning of almost all habitats, international team of scientists concludes. The world’s most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals’ impacts.
    The researchers compare their impact with that reported in Silent Spring, the landmark 1962 book by Rachel Carson that revealed the decimation of birds and insects by the blanket use of DDT and other pesticides and led to the modern environmental movement.
    Billions of dollars’ worth of the potent and long-lasting neurotoxins are sold every year but regulations have failed to prevent the poisoning of almost all habitats, the international team of scientists concluded in the most detailed study yet. As a result, they say, creatures essential to global food production – from bees to earthworms – are likely to be suffering grave harm and the chemicals must be phased out... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/24/insecticides-world-food-supplies-risk

 

 

Guardian Environment, July 15, 2014 - George Monbiot
BAN NEONICOTINOIDS NOW -- TO AVERT ANOTHER SILENT SPRING. This pesticide is destroying life across the natural world: the evidence cannot be denied. Only a global moratorium will stop it http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/15/ban-neonicotinoids-another-silent-spring-pesticide-moratorium

 

Mongabay, July 15, 2014
 -▶ 'STOP USING THE BLOODY THINGS' : PESTICIDES LINKED TO BEE COLLAPSE NOW BLAMED FOR BIRD DECLINES http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0715-hance-neonicotinoids-birds.html

 

Summit Voice, July 10, 2014
 -▶ BUMBLEBEES LOSE FORAGING SKILLS AFTER EXPOSURE TO SYSTEMIC NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES. Bumblebees carrying tiny transmitters have helped show how long-term exposure to systemic neonicotinoid pesticides prevents the insects from learning all the skills they need to forage for pollen. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/10/environment-bumblebees-lose-foraging-skills-after-exposure-to-systemic-neonicotinoid-pesticides/

 

 Guardian Environment, July 09, 2014
    -▶ CRIMINAL: NEONICOTINOID AGRICULTURAL INSECTICIDES, DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, BIODIVERSITY AND YOUR HEALTH -  LINKED TO RECENT FALL IN FARMLAND BIRD NUMBERS. Peer-Reviewed Research, published in the leading journal Nature has revealed pervasive pollution by these nerve agents now threatening all food production. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/09/neonicotinoids-farmland-birds

 

Mother Jones, November 07, 2011

 -▶ INDEPENDENT PANEL: EPA UNDERESTIMATES ALTRAZINE'S CANCER RISK http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2011/11/atrazine-cancer-epa

 

Treehugger, March 06, 2014
 ▶ A SILENT EPIDEMIC OF NEUROTOXINS IS THREATENING OUR CHILDREN'S BRAINS http://www.treehugger.com/health/silent-epidemic-neurotoxins-threatening-our-childrens-brains.html

 

 

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                                             VIDEO REPORT

                            Democracy Now, February 21, 2014

                                    -▶ SILENCING SCIENCE

We speak with scientist Tyrone Hayes of the University of California, Berkeley, who discovered a widely used herbicide may have harmful effects on the endocrine system. But when he tried to publish the results, the chemical’s manufacturer launched a campaign to discredit his work. Hayes was first hired in 1997 by a company, which later became agribusiness giant Syngenta, to study their product, atrazine, a pesticide that is applied to more than half the corn crops in the United States, and widely used on golf courses and Christmas tree farms. When Hayes found results Syngenta did not expect — that atrazine causes sexual abnormalities in frogs, and could cause the same problems for humans — it refused to allow him to publish his findings. A new article in The New Yorker magazine uses court documents from a class action lawsuit against Syngenta to show how it sought to smear Hayes’ reputation and prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from banning the profitable chemical, which is already banned by the European Union.... http://www.democracynow.org/2014/2/21/silencing_the_scientist_tyrone_hayes_on

 

 New Yorker, February 10, 2014

-▶ DESTROYING A GOOD REPUTATION:  THE SCIENTIST WHO TOOK ON A POWERFUL, GLOBAL HERBICIDE MANUFACTURER http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/02/10/140210fa_fact_aviv?currentPage=all

 

                                                          VIDEO

                                         RT New, May 15, 2014
 -▶ SYNGENTA'S METHODS OF SILENCING GMO OPPOSITION ARE UNBELIEVABLE http://rt.com/op-edge/159184-syngenta-gmo-opposition-silencing/

 

June 17, 2013 100Reporters
▶ PEST CONTROL: SYNGENTA'S SECRET CAMPAIGN TO DISCREDIT 'ALTRAZINE' CRITICS http://100r.org/2013/06/pest-control-syngentas-secret-campaign-to-discredit-atrazines-critics/

 

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

 

- ▶ ENDROCINE AG CHEMICAL DISRUPTERS A GLOBAL EMERGENCY: NEW UN STUDY REVEALS OUR CHEMICAL FOLLY http://sco.lt/6KqMcb

 

       PESTICIDE OVERLOAD: 1.1 BILLION POUNDS USED PER YEAR...

 ▶ U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY REPORT: LATEST ESTIMATES OF PESTICIDE USE IN THE UNITED STATES http://epa.gov/oppfead1/cb/csb_page/updates/2011/sales-usage06-07.html

 

 

  ▶  AGRICHEMICAL GIANT, SYNGENTA, FAULTS EU BEE PESTICIDE BAN :  AN INDUSTRY IN DENIAL http://sco.lt/4nspjV

 

 

 The Ecologist, July 02, 2014
 -▶ NEONICOTINOIDS ARE POISONING NOT JUST BEES BUT ENTIRE FARMLAND ECOSYSTEMS The world's most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals' impacts. http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2459001/neonicotoids_are_poisoning_entire_farmland_ecosystems.html

 

BBC News, June 23, 2014

-▶ WIDESPREAD IMPACTS OF NEONICOTINOIDS 'IMPOSSIBLE TO DENY': UNEQUIVOCAL EVIDENCE Neonicotinoid pesticides are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial species and are a key factor in the decline of bees, say scientists http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27980344

 

 ▶ REPORT:  HOW WORLDWIDE USE OF NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDE IS DESTROYING WILDLIFE, POLLUTING WATERWAYS

“It is clear that these chemicals have the potential to affect entire food chains. The environmental persistence of the neonicotinoids, their propensity for runoff and for groundwater infiltration, and their cumulative and largely irreversible mode of action in invertebrates raise significant environmental concerns.” http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2013/07/17/neonicotinoid-insecticide-toxicity.aspx

 

Guardian Environment, July 04, 2014
 ▶ SYNGENTA WITHDRAWS APPLICATION TO USE KILLER BANNED PESTICIDE LINKED TO BEE HARM http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/04/syngneta-banned-pesticide-bees http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/04/syngneta-banned-pesticide-bees

 

Guardian Environment, June 25, 2014
 ▶ SYNGENTA SEEKS 'EMERGENCY' EXEMPTION TO USE BANNED INSECTICIDE ON UK CROPS. If approved, up to one-third of UK oilseed rape crops could be treated with neonicotinoids despite a European ban http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/25/syngenta-exemption-neonicotinoid-insecticide-ban-oilseed-rape

 

The Post, Canada, June 19, 2013

▶  BEES DYING BY THE MILLIONS AS GMO CORN WITH THEIR PESTICIDES ARE PLANTED http://www.thepost.on.ca/2013/06/19/bees-dying-by-the-millions

 

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

 

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

 

Guardian Environment, May 09, 2014
 -▶ HONEYBEES ABANDONING HIVES AND DYING DUE TO NEONICOTIONOID INSECTICIDE USE, RESEARCH STUDY FINDS Harvard study shows neonicotionoids are devastating colonies by triggerring colony collapse disorder http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/09/honeybees-dying-insecticide-harvard-study

 

  IUCN, June 24, 2014
 ▶ SYSTEMIC PESTICIDES POSE GLOBAL THREAT TO BIODIVERSITY, ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH. The conclusions of a new meta-analysis (800 Scientists) of the systemic pesticides neonicotinoids and fipronil (neonics) confirm that they are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial invertebrate species and are a key factor in the decline of bees. http://www.iucn.org/news_homepage/?16025/Systemic-Pesticides-Pose-Global-Threat-to-Biodiversity-And-Ecosystem-Services

 

 Grist, June 25, 2014
 -▶ EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT NEONIC PESTICIDES IS AWFUL http://grist.org/news/everything-we-know-about-neonic-pesticides-is-awful/

 

 Digital Journal , July 02, 2014
 -▶ GENETICALLY ENGINEERED U.S. COTTON GROWERS WANT UNLICENSED, HIGHLY TOXIC PESTICIDE USE ON 3 MILLION ACRES - FURTHER POISONING SOIL, WATER AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THE ENVIRONMENT -- EXCEPT THE COTTON http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2031904

 

▶ PLACING PROFITS AHEAD OF WELL BEING: CHALLENGING THE DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF AGRO-CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3070968001/placing-profits-ahead-of-wellbeing-challenging-the-destructive-power-of-agro-chemical-industry

 

 

Bleeding Heartland, July 02, 3013
 -▶ TIME FOR TOM VILSACK, US SEC. OF AGRICULTURE, TO SHOW LEADERSHIP ON GMO WEED CONTROL.  As the USDA considers the biotech industry's "next silver bullet solution" for herbicide-resistant weeds, Vilsack should think hard about the risks, "rather than just believing people who have some shiny new product to sell" Vilsack's record raises doubts about whether he is up to this task. http://www.bleedingheartland.com/diary/7011/time-for-tom-vilsack-to-show-leadership-on-weed-control

 

                                           BAN GMOs NOW -

                                       A Special ISIS Report

                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

May 22, 2013 Natural New
▶ OVER 800 WORLD SCIENTISTS AGREE: GM CROPS ARE NOTHING SHORT OF A BIO-WAR ON OUR FOOD http://www.naturalnews.com/040447_GMO_biowar_food.html

 

 

 Huffington Post Green, June 17, 2014
 -▶ CHINA'S REJECTION OF GMO CORN HAS COST U.S. UP TO $2.9 BILLION. The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) estimated in a report that rejections of shipments containing Syngenta AG's Agrisure Viptera corn resulted in losses of at least $1 billion, based on an economic analysis that included data supplied by top global grain exporters. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/gmo-corn-china_n_5162921.html

 

 Global Research, July 02, 2014

 ▶ ACQUIESCING TO BIG BIOTECH:  RELENTLESS DRIVE TO FORCE GMO CROPS AND THEIR  PESTICIDES INTO BRITAIN http://www.globalresearch.ca/acquiescing-to-big-biotech-relentless-drive-to-force-gmo-crops-into-britain/5389562

 

Mail Online, March 14, 2014
 ▶  SCIENTISTS HIDDEN LINKS TO THE GM FOOD GIANTS. Disturbing truth behind official report that said UK should forge on with Frankenfoods. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2581387/Scientists-hidden-links-GM-food-giants-Disturbing-truth-official-report-said-UK-forge-Frankenfoods.html

 

 May 2, 2013 Guardian Environment

▶ USA BOWS TO POWERFUL BIOTECH CHEMICAL CARTEL - REJECTS EU CLAIM OF INSECTICIDE AS PRIME REASON FOR BEE COLONY COLLAPSE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/02/us-bee-report-pesticide-eu

 

                                                      WATCH

                                   May 17, 2013 Natural News

▶ SYSTEMIC PESTICIDES ARE PENETRATING DEEP INTO PLANT TISSUES, DESTROYING BEETLES, TREES, BEES AND HUMAN HORMONES (AND WE EAT THIS FOOD?) http://www.naturalnews.com/040377_systemic_pesticides_bee_populations_hormones.html

 

 April 25, 2013 - Sun Journal

▶ A FREE RIDE? U.S. SENATORS INTRODUCE BILL TO  EASE REGULATIONS" ON PESTICIDES  http://www.newbernsj.com/news/business/hagan-co-sponsors-bill-to-reduce-regulations-on-pesticides-1.132767in-the-air

 

USA Today, March 28, 2013
 ▶ STUDY: TWO-THIRDS OF PESTICIDES IN CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND IN ENVIRONMENT GOT EPA LOOPHOLE APPROVAL WITH MINIMUM OR NO TESTING http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/03/27/pesticides-get-flawed-epa-approval/2024991/

 

100 Reporters, February 15, 2012
 ▶ THE BAIT AND SWITCH TACTICS OF THE PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL INDUSTRY:  FDA OVERSIGHT? WEIGHING THE PARTS, IGNORING THE WHOLE. The chemicals the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registers for use have little connection with the frequently more toxic substances sold by the millions of pounds to unsuspecting American consumers.
     In the EPA’s process for registering chemicals...pesticide makers win approval for specific active ingredients, and then mix those chemicals with a number of other ingredients. The result is a far different formulation that has bypassed government safety reviews and is then sold to the public.  “Virtually no pesticide is registered by the EPA. The EPA only registers the active ingredient.”
http://100r.org/2012/02/epa-oversight-weighing-the-parts-ignoring-the-whole/

 

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

 

 

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 ▶ DEADLY PESTICIDE PRETREATED PLANTS/SEEDS SOLD TO CONSUMERS AS 'BEE FRIENDLY - UNLABELED http://sco.lt/93qJaj

 

 July 21, 2013 - Summit County

▶ PESTICIDES, SUPPRESSING INSECT IMMUNE SYSTEMS AT ROOT OF BEE, BAT AND AMPHIBIAN DIE-OFFS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/07/21/environment-pesticides-may-be-at-the-root-of-bee-bat-and-amphibian-die-offs/

 

The Age, August 16, 2013
▶ DEFORMED INSECTS BLAMED ON PESTICIDE USE http://www.theage.com.au/environment/deformed-insects-blamed-on-pesticide-use-20130815-2rzi6.html

 

Telegraph, June 14, 2013

 -▶ BEE-KILLING NEONICOTINOIDS HARM BIRDS, SOIL AND LEACHES INTO GROUNDWATER, WHERE IT PERSISTS FOR YEARS  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/10119237/Neonicotinoids-harm-birds-and-soil.html

 

The Independent, June 24, 2014
-▶ PESTICIDES LINKED TO MASS BEE DEATHS ALSO KILL OTHER FRIENDLY ORGANISMS INCLUDING BIRDS AND FISH. A group of 29 scientists from four continents found unequivocal evidence from hundreds of published studies to claim that “neonics” – the most widely used pesticides in the world – are having a dramatic impact on the ecosystems that support food production and wildlife. http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/pesticides-linked-to-mass-bee-deaths-also-affect-other-friendly-organisms-including-birds-and-fish-9557959.html

 

January 10, 2012 Mother Jones

 ▶   BAYER RAKES IN $1 BILLION IN 2010 WITH BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/01/purdue-study-implicates-bayer-pesticide-bee-die-offs

 

Friends of The Earth, Jun 25, 2014
▶  NEW TESTS FIND BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES IN 51% OF "BEE-FRIENDLY" PLANTS FROM GARDEN CENTERS ACROSS U.S. AND CANADA http://www.foe.org/news/archives/2014-06-new-tests-find-bee-killing-pesticides-in-51-percent-of-bee-friendly-plants

 

 -▶ TRACKING THE CAUSES OF MASSIVE MONARCH BUTTERFLY DECLINE: GMOs, PESTICIDES, HABITAT LOSS DUE TO MEGA MONOCROP FARMING http://sco.lt/8iXChl

 

 

  -▶ PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/813dw1

 

 Huffington Post Green, June 21, 2014

-▶ PRESIDENT OBAMA ESTABLISHES TASK FORCE TO 'SAVE THE BEES' http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/21/obama-white-house-task-force-bees-pesticides_n_5518049.html

 

 

                                                            PHOTOS
                             On The Wing Photography, May 21, 2014
              WHEN ALL THE HIVES COLLAPSE WHERE WILL WE BEE? http://onthewingphotography.com/wings/2014/05/21/when-all-the-hives-collapse-where-will-we-bee/

 

Beyond Pesticides, May 21, 2014

LANDMARK LEGISLATION

-▶ NEONICOTINOIDS: MINNESOTA PASSES BILL TO LABEL GARDEN PLANTS FOR POLLINATORS. Under the bill passed by Minnesota’s House and Senate last week, plants may not be labeled as beneficial to pollinators if they have been treated with detectible levels of systemic insecticides.

     Bees and beekeepers are in dire need of protection from the effects of systemic neonicotinoid pesticides. Neonicotinoids are a relatively new class of insecticides that share a common mode of action that affect the central nervous system of insects, resulting in paralysis and death. They include imidacloprid, acetamiprid, clothianidin, dinotefuran, nithiazine, thiacloprid and thiamethoxam. Currently, neonicotinoid insecticides are the most widely used class of insecticides in the world and comprise about 25% of the global agrichemical market.

Neonicotinoids are systemic, meaning that as the plant grows the pesticide becomes incorporated into the plant (AND WE HUMANS DIGEST THIS???)  http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=13312

 

Mother Jones, January/February 2014 Issue

 -▶ THE FROG OF WAR. When biologist Tyrone Hayes discovered that a top-selling herbicide messes with sex hormones, its manufacturer went into battle mode. Thus began one of the weirdest feuds in the history of science http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2011/11/tyrone-hayes-atrazine-syngenta-feud-frog-endangered

 

 

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                                                SYNGENTA

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                                                          VIDEO
                                       Mother Jones, May 11, 2012
                 SYNGENTA HAS AN ORWELLIAN HERBICIDE AD, TOO
http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/05/video-syngenta-herbicide-ad

 

 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

 

Pesticide Action Network, April 17, 2014

 -▶ SPINNING THE SCIENCE ON 'ALTRAZINE' 

In the last few months, investigative reporters in the U.S. and Canada have highlighted Syngenta’s desperate scrambling to discredit atrazine’s critics. Recent pieces in major outlets like the New Yorker and Canada’s 16 x 9, building on important findings first published in 100Reporters, have pulled back the curtain on Syngenta’s PR machine for a broader audience. The message? In the pesticide industry, spin is half the business. Much of the recent media coverage zeroes in on Dr. Tyrone Hayes, the Berkeley biologist who was on Syngenta’s payroll until his findings raised red flags about atrazine. http://www.panna.org/blog/spinning-science-atrazine

 

 May 9, 2013 Sustainable Food Trust
 ▶ AGRI-CHEMICAL PR STRATEGIES http://sustainablefoodtrust.org/articles/pr-strategies-of-the-agri-chemical-companies/

 

 ▶ 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

 

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

 

Environmental Health News, June 17,2014

-▶ FROGS FEMINIZED BY PESTICIDE "ALTRAZINE". Atrazine, one of the most widely used farm pesticides in the United States, has feminized male frogs and other animals in some scientific studies. But research examining potential effects in people is relatively sparse.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/atrazine-health

 

October 3, 2012
▶  HOW GMOs UNLEASHED A PESTICIDE GUSHER http://www.carighttoknow.org/gmos_unleashed_a_pesticide_gusher

 

Pesticide Action Network, April 15, 2014

▶ SYNGENTA'S NEXT TARGET: JACKSON COUNTY, OREGON Last week, Swiss-based pesticide corporation Syngenta dumped tens of thousands of dollars into a county election in Southern Oregon. Sound familiar? It should. Still reeling from their recent defeat in Kaua'i, Syngenta and the rest of the "Big 6" don’t want to lose any more fights around pesticides and GMOs. http://www.panna.org/blog/syngenta-GE-jackson-county-oregon

 

June 22, 2013 The Daily Sheeple

▶ FBI CALLS DESTRUCTION OF SYNGENTA'S GMO SUGAR BEETS IN OREGON "ECONOMIC SABOTAGE http://www.thedailysheeple.com/breaking-fbi-calls-destruction-of-gmo-sugar-beets-in-oregon-economic-sabotage_062013

 

 THE POWERFUL US GOVT SPONSORED BIOTECH INDUSTRY TWISTS ARMS....AGAIN
Greenpeace EU, April 15, 2014
  ▶  EU PARLIAMENT TO REJECT LABELING OF GM-PESTICIDE CONTAMINATED HONEY http://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/en/News/2014/EU-parliament-to-reject-labelling-of-GM-contaminated-honey/

 

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

 

 ▶  AGRICHEMICAL GIANT SYNGENTA FAULTS EU PEER-REVIEWED STUDY TO CURB THEIR KILLER PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/8fqLQ1

 

June 27, 2013 EcoWatch

▶ SCIENTISTS CALL FOR END TO COSMETIC INSECTICIDE ON CITY/COUNTY LANDS AFTER BUMBLEBEE GENOCIDE IN OREGON http://ecowatch.com/2013/end-cosmetic-insecticideafter-bumblebee-genocide/

 

EurActive, August 28, 2013

▶  SYNGENTA TAKES EU TO COURT OVER PESTICIDE BAN http://www.euractiv.com/science-policymaking/swiss-firm-takes-commission-cour-news-529974

 

EurActive, April 29, 2014

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

 

EurActive, February 04, 2014

 -▶ EUROPEAN UNION: BAYER, SYNGENTA PESTICIDES HALVE BEES POLLEN GATHERING ABILITY, RESEARCH SHOWS. A two-year EU ban of three neonicotinoids, the most widely used insecticides in the world, began in December, following research that showed harm to honey and bumblebees. The neonicotinoids are "systemic" pesticides, being applied to seeds so that the chemical spreads within the plants. Over three-quarters of the world's food crops require insect pollination, but bees have declined in recent decades due to loss of flower-rich habitat, disease and pesticide use. http://www.euractiv.com/cap/pesticides-halve-bees-pollen-gat-news-533220

 

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                                     INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

                              Beyond Pesticides, October 22, 2013
▶ SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

                                       BEYOND PESTICIDES
           PESTICIDE-INDUCED DISEASES DATA BASE -- CANCER
               http://www.beyondpesticides.org/health/cancer.php

 

 

                                ========================

                             THE FULL  SCOOP ON BEE CRISIS HERE

 

                           -▶  THE BATTLE FOR THE BEES -▶ 

            Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                         http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

                                 =========================

 

 Center for Food Safety, December 02, 2013
▶ BEES CAN'T WAIT 5 MORE YEARS  http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/2753/broad-coalition-is-building-buzz-to-raise-awareness-of-pollinator-declines

 

                                        GARDENERS BEWARE:

BEE DIE-OFF WORSENING: GMO SEEDS, PLANTS, BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES SNEAKED INTO CONSUMER MARKETS - UNLABELED http://sco.lt/8UUjT7

 

▶ 37 MILLION BEES FOUND DEAD IN ONTARIO, CANADA AFTER PLANTING LARGE GMO CORN FIELD TREATED WITH NEONICOTINOID CLASS PESTICIDES http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/neonicotinoids-pesticides-colony-collapse-of-honeybees-suppressing-immune-system.php#biotech

 

▶ MILLIONS OF BEES DIE BECAUSE OF NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES MANUFACTURED BY BAYER AND SYNGENTA AND 94% OF GMO CORN IF TREATED WITH EITHER IMIDACLOPRID OR CLOTHIANIDIN PESTICIDES http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/gmo-corn-treated-with-neonicotinoids-pesticides-manufactured-by-Bayer-Syngenta-kill-honeybees.php

 

 

 -▶ PESTICIDE LOBBY SPENDS TENS OF MILLIONS TO DEFEND CHEMICALS TIED TO BEE DEATHS AND HUMAN ILL-HEALTH  http://sco.lt/8nhcsT

 

PBS Science, February 25, 2014
▶  U.S. AILING BEES GET $3 MILLION TO RESTORE HEALTH http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/u-s-bees-get-3-million/

 

 

   -▶ PESTICIDES/CHEMICALS ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING ECOSYSTEMS, POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS http://sco.lt/8B0MVN

 

                                        ======================

 

                  MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES 59%.

      NOW AT LOWEST LEVEL EVER:  INDUSTRIAL AG AND PESTICIDES

                                          http://sco.lt/5epVmz

 

                                         ========================

 

 Mother Jones, February 10, 2014

-▶ WHY THE EPA CAN'T MANAGE TO BLOCK THIS GNARLY HERBICIDE

http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/02/why-epa-cant-ban-atrazine

 

Center for Food Safety, March 24, 2014
-▶ NEW REPORT:  WIDELY-USED NEONICOTINOID SEED TREATMENTS ARE UNNECESSARY IN MOST CASES: A CHEMICAL BONANZA FOR THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/3000/new-report-widely-used-neonicotinoid-seed-treatments-are-unnecessary-in-most-cases#

 

 Treehugger, May 12, 2014

 -▶ NO. 1 PESTICIDE KILLING HONEYBEES http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/no-1-pesticide-killing-honeybees.html

 

Common Dreams, April 28, 2014

  -▶ FOLLOW THE HONEY:  7 WAYS PESTICIDE COMPANIES ARE SPINNING THE BEE CRISIS http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/28-3

 

 

                              ========================

                 THE SCIENCE AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

                         ============================

 

                                                     WATCH

                 May 13, 2013 Moyers and Company - Full Show:

               "THE WAR ON SCIENCE AND TOXIC DIS-INFORMATION http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-the-toxic-politics-of-science/

 

 

Environmental Health News, September 23, 2013

-▶  SPECIAL REPORT:  SCIENTISTS CRITICAL OF NEW EU CHEMICAL/PESTICIDE POLICY HAS INDUSTRY TIES, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Seventeen scientists who have criticized plans in Europe to regulate endocrine-disrupting chemicals have past or current ties to regulated industries. An investigation by Environmental Health News reveals that of 18 toxicology journal editors who signed a controversial editorial, 17 have collaborated with the chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, tobacco, pesticide or biotechnology industries.

http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/eu-conflict

UPDATE:

Environmental Health News, October 15, 2013
-▶  SCIENTIST WITH EXTENSIVE INDUSTRY TIES QUITS KEY SCIENTIFIC EU COMMISSION REPORTING ON PESTICIDES http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/scientist-resigns

 

July 26, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  UK GOVERNMENT BEE SCIENTIST BEHIND CONTROVERSIAL STUDY JOINS SYNGENTA PESTICIDE CORPORATION - Government agency and pesticides industry are 'too close' http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/26/government-bee-scientist-pesticide-firm

 

New York Times, March 15, 2014
-▶ PHILANTHROCAPITALISM:  BILLIONAIRES WITH BIG IDEAS ARE PRIVATIZING AMERICAN SCIENCE http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/16/science/billionaires-with-big-ideas-are-privatizing-american-science.html?hp&_r=1

 

  ▶  CORPORATE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: ARE UNIVERSITIES RESTRICTING SCIENTISTS' STUDY OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED SEEDS? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3996053783/corporate-sponsored-research-are-universities-restricting-scientists-study-of-genetically-modified-seeds

 

 April 30, 2013 - New Scientist
▶ GOOD ARTICLE EXPLAINING RESEARCH : BEES NEED EUROPE'S PESTICIDE BAN, WHATEVER THE UK OR US SAYS http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23465-bees-need-europes-pesticide-ban-whatever-the-uk-says.html?page=1

 

                                                       WATCH

 ▶ INCESTUOUS RELATIONSHIPS: THE US AGRIBUSINESSES, FOOD CORPORATIONS AND REGULATORY BODIES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2730001051/incestuous-relationships-the-us-agribusinesses-food-corporations-and-regulatory-bodies-video

 

▶ THE POWERFUL USDA ALLOW MORE GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS WITH Bt TOXIC PESTICIDES TO MARKET, DESPITE SERIOUS HEALTH CONCERNS  http://sco.lt/7VOZZx

 

                                          ====================

 

                                                     WATCH

                        ROUNDUP: THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE 

NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S GMO "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP

                                          http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

 

                                        =====================

 

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


 ▶   THOUSANDS OF DYING FARMERS IN SRI LANKA: STUDIES LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE TO GMO AGROCHEMICALS http://sco.lt/6gKuMT

 

   -▶ THINK THOSE PESTICIDES AND CHEMICALS IN YOUR FOOD & ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED?  http://sco.lt/72z4gD

 

April 23, 2013 Chicago Tribune

▶  FEDERAL LAW MAKES IT PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO BAN HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS - The 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, the only major environmental law that hasn't been updated since it was enacted, allows chemical manufacturers to skip evaluating the safety of their products before putting them on the market. http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=chemicals+in+your+body

 

Bloomberg, June 24, 2014
 -▶ MONSANTO SAID TO HAVE WEIGHED $40 BILLION SYNGENTA DEAL, THUS AVOIDING U.S.A. TAXES (AND LITIGATION?) http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-23/monsanto-said-to-have-weighed-40-billion-syngenta-deal.html

 

 

 May 22, 2013 Nation Of Change

-▶ARE GMO CROPS PRODUCING HEALTH-COMPROMISING, FAKE HORMONES IN YOUR BODY? http://www.nationofchange.org/are-gmo-crops-producing-health-compromising-fake-hormones-your-body-1369236908

 

Grist, March 03, 2014
 ▶ YOU SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT THE HIGH LEVELS OF WEED KILLER IN OUR AIR AND WATER http://grist.org/list/you-should-be-worried-about-the-high-levels-of-weed-killer-in-air-and-water-heres-why/

 

  Reuter, February 25, 2014

▶IS THE USDA FINALLY ADMITTING THE PROBLEMS WITH GMO CROPS? - USDA REPORT http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/24/usda-gmo-report-idUSL1N0LT16M20140224

 

 EurActive, February 25, 2014

▶  AFRICAN FARMERS CUT USE OF 'TOXIC' PESTICIDES FOR NATURAL 'BIOPESTICIDES' . Cotton farmers in Mali have reduced their use of toxic pesticides and cut costs through an education project carried out by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and partially funded by the European Union.

   The UN established field schools to train cotton farmers to use alternative forms of pest control, such as “biopesticides”, which led to a 92% decrease in the use of toxic pesticides.

   The use of the biopesticides, such as neem tree extract, meant that the farmers refrained from using an estimated 47,000 litres of synthesised pesticides, saving them nearly half a million dollars over the study period. The biopesticides, which had no negative impacts on yields, therefore proved to be three times more cost-effective than synthetic pesticides. http://www.euractiv.com/sustainability/african-farmers-cut-use-toxic-pe-news-533719

 

EurActive, March 15, 2014
▶  JUDGEMENT DAY:  EUROPEAN UNION TO VOTE ON 'CHEMICAL ARMAGEDDON' FOR BEES http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/judgement-day-eu-vote-chemical-a-news-518547

 

                                                      WATCH

                               FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                           A WORLD WITHOUT AMPHABIANS

                                              http://sco.lt/5U62ML

 

 

                                                      WATCH:

           THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO (FULL LENGTH)

                         The Leader of the Biotech Chemical Cartel

                                          http://sco.lt/7wFWFN

 

 

  -▶ ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE, GENE-ALTERED PLANTS'? http://sco.lt/7v6Y2T

 

  ▶  FOOD ALLERGIES, CANCER, ILL HEALTH LINKED TO PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/4megAz

 

  ▶  WHAT PESTICIDE EXPOSURE IS DOING TO YOUR BODY  http://sco.lt/5ph8oz

 

 June 18, 2013 Mongabay

▶ PESTICIDES DECIMATING DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0618-hance-pesticides-insects.html

 

 The Ecologist, January 30, 2014

  -▶ THE CHEMICAL BLITZ OF PESTICIDES IN OUR FIELDS: An ordinary arable field in Sussex is sprayed with pesticides 22 times over a single growing season. Dave Goulson wonders how the bees can survive this toxic onslaught - and exactly who benefits. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2258103/revealed_the_chemical_blitz_of_pesticides_in_our_fields.html

 

 

  ▶ PESTICIDES ON MY PLATE:  FOOD ALLERGIES, CANCER, ILL HEALTH LINKED TO PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/4megAz

 

 ▶ WHAT'S PESTICIDES ARE ON WHAT FOOD Website:: Pesticides on Carrots http://www.whatsonmyfood.org/food.jsp?food=CR

 

 -▶ PESTICIDES SPARK BROAD BIODIVERSITY LOSS  http://sco.lt/8TdGdt

 

August 30, 2013 Sustainable Pulse:

▶ THE NEVER-ENDING TREADMILL OF MORE AND STRONGER PESTICIDES:

-----BIOTECH AG INDUSTRY STARTS NEW ERA OF PESTICIDE-PROMOTING AGRICULTURE http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/08/30/biotech-industry-starts-new-era-of-pesticide-promoting-agriculture/#.UigyP7zc-RQ

 

                                                  --- WATCH ---

                                       March 25, 2013 Ecowatch
                       DATELINE TV PRODUCER TESTED FOR CHEMICALS

                                  WHAT SHE FINDS WILL SHOCK YOU

http://ecowatch.com/2013/dateline-tv-producer-tested-for-chemicals/

 

 

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

 

  October 7, 2010 The Ecologist

 ▶   HOW THE GLOBAL SEED MARKET (PATENTS, AGRICULTURE, PESTICIDES) IS CONTROLLED BY FIVE COMPANIES: MONSANTO, SYNGENTA, BAYER, DOW AND DUPONT
Graphic illustrates how just five biotech giants have increased their control of the global seed market and accompanying pesticides, promoting monoculture farming and making it harder for farmers to find alternative sources of seeds
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/625294/revealed_how_seed_market_is_controlled_by_monsanto_syngenta_bayer_dow_dupont.html

 

 May 11, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife

 -▶ CONSERVATION GROUP SEEKS ASSURANCE THAT WILD BIRD SEED PRODUCTS ARE PESTICIDE (AND GMO) FREE http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free/

 

 ▶ THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER AGRICULTURE AND  WORLD FOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

 -▶  ON YOUR FOOD, PESTICIDES AND THE TRAGEDY OF PESTICIDE FARMING http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=why+is+our+food+being+made+and+modified

 

 ▶  CONTEMPORARY CORPORATE AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xupV3

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Eben Lenderking's curator insight, July 24, 4:47 AM

This is a very, very grave issue…boycott Syngenta and their peers, pressure your government, and don't use pesticides.

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MARKETING ADDICTION: The Covert War Between Corn and Sugar Industries to Keep You Hooked. Diabetes, Obesity, Ill-Health

MARKETING ADDICTION: The Covert War Between Corn and Sugar  Industries to Keep You Hooked. Diabetes, Obesity, Ill-Health | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

 New York Times, February 11, 2014

▶  RIVAL INDUSTRIES SWEET-TALK THE PUBLIC

Court documents show that the corn refinery and sugar industries spent millions to enlist academics and lobbying groups to support a secret public relations war over the market for sweeteners... http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/12/business/rival-industries-sweet-talk-the-public.html?ref=ericlipton&_r=0

 WASHINGTON — The corn refinery and sugar industries, bitter rivals in the manufacture of billions of dollars’ worth of sweeteners for sodas and other high-calorie foods, covertly funded dueling nonprofit groups in Washington in a multiyear effort to grab market share, while also stoking fears among consumers about possible health risks, court records made public in a federal lawsuit between the two parties show.

The lawsuit, which has brought hundreds of pages of secret corporate emails and strategy documents into the public domain, demonstrates how Washington-based groups and academic experts frequently become extensions of corporate lobbying campaigns as rival industries use them to try to inflict damage on their competitors or defend their reputations against such assaults....http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/12/business/rival-industries-sweet-talk-the-public.html?ref=ericlipton&_r=0

 

Union of Concerned Scientists
▶  2014 REPORT: ADDED SUGAR, SUBTRACTED SCIENCE:  HOW INDUSTRY OBSCURES SCIENCE AND UNDERMINES PUBLIC HEALTH http://www.ucsusa.org/center-for-science-and-democracy/sugar-industry-undermines-public-health-policy.html

 

 Nation of Change, May 08, 2014
▶  SUGAR-COATED SCIENCE:  FOOD INDUSTRY USES DECEPTIVE MARKETING TO HIDE ADDED SUGAR http://www.nationofchange.org/sugar-coated-science-food-industry-uses-deceptive-marketing-hide-added-sugar-1399562309

 

                                              VIDEO PREVIEW:
EXPOSING THE BITTER TRUTH ABOUT SUGAR AND AMERICA'S OBESITY & DIABETES EPIDEMIC http://www.takepart.com/video/2014/04/15/fed-up-trailer

 

 

June 8, 2013 Digital Journal  

-▶ STUDY:  HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP IS AS ADDICTIVE AS COCAINE http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/351810

 

▶  HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP: THE OBESITY, DIABETES EPIDEMIC http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/high-fructose-corn-syrup/

 

▶ WHAT IS HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP? http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/high-fructose-corn-syrup/

 

                                               VIDEO (7:13)
                                  "BIG FOOD" And Addiction
                   Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity

                  http://www.yaleruddcenter.org/news.aspx?id=403

 

Food Marketing Workgroup

▶  THE MOST HEAVILY ADVERTISED FOODS TO KIDS ARE SUGARY CEREALS, FAST FOODS, AND SUGARY DRINKS http://www.foodmarketing.org/category/wall-of-shame/

 

                                     INFOGRAPH PDF DOWNLOAD
                                         BIG FOOD MARKETING:

                            HOW COMPANIES REACH KIDS & TEENS
http://www.yaleruddcenter.org/resources/upload/docs/news/Big-Food/Big-Food_Marketing.pdfBig-Food_Marketing.pdf

 

 -▶ COCA-COLA vs PEPSI AND THE SODA BUSINESS http://sco.lt/7x6Spt

 

Mother Jones, August 15, 2012
- ▶80 PERCENT OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAVE CONTRACTS WITH COKE OR PEPSI http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/08/schools-limit-campus-junk-food-have-lower-obesity-rates

 

                                                      WATCH:

                                           PBS Video Report

▶  IN EL SALVADOR, AMERICAN SUGARY JUNK FOOD CREATING CHAOS WITH HEALTH, CHILDREN AND CULTURAL NORMS REPORT http://sco.lt/5qSxOL

 

 

Dr. Mark Hyman

▶  FOOD ADDICTION:  COULD IT EXPLAIN WHY 70 PERCENT OF AMERICA IS FAT?  http://drhyman.com/blog/2011/02/04/food-addiction-could-it-explain-why-70-percent-of-america-is-fat/

 

TreeHugger, February 17, 2014
-▶ ORANGE JUICE? THAT'S LIKE DRINKING SODA FOR BREAKFAST - NOT WHAT YOU THINK http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/if-you-think-orange-juice-healthy-its-time-reconsider.html

 

ISIS, UK

▶  INDUSTRIAL FRUCTOSE AND OVEREATING - FUELING THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC  http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Fructose_and_Overeating.php

 

BBC, January 2, 2014
-▶  OBESITY QUADRUPLE TO NEARLY ONE BILLION IN DEVELOPING WORLD AS WESTERN DIETS/LIFESTYLE ENCROACHES http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25576400

 

▶ HUGE INCREASE IN DIABETES, STROKES, HEART ATTACKS ON A GLOBAL SCALE -- THE AMERICAN DIET  http://sco.lt/6aKUHh

 

Global Research

▶  GIANT FOOD CORPORATIONS WORK HAND-IN-GLOVE WITH GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO DISH UP CHEAP, UNHEALTHY FOOD |  http://www.globalresearch.ca/giant-food-corporations-work-hand-in-glove-with-corrupt-government-agencies-to-dish-up-cheap-unhealthy-food/5324525

 

May 28, 2013 Global Possibilities
- ▶ OBESE FROM THE WOMB? THE SHOCKING NEW TREND IN AMERICA'S WEIGHT EPIDEMIC http://www.globalpossibilities.org/obese-from-the-womb-the-shocking-new-trend-in-americas-weight-epidemic/

 

- ▶ HOW BIG FOOD CORPORATIONS LOBBY AND MARKET OBESITY TO CHILDREN  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1779948476/how-big-food-corporations-lobby-and-market-obesity-to-children

 

 

         HEY, ADVERTISERS, LEAVE OUR DEFENSELESS KIDS ALONE.

         THE SCIENCE OF MARKETING FOOD AND DRINK ADDICTION

                                     http://sco.lt/5E3G4X

 

 

 May 2, 2013 - Beekeeperic

▶ FEEDING BEES GMO PESTICIDE-LADEN CORN SYRUP WEAKENS IMMUNE SYSTEM AND HONEY BEE HEALTH - SO WHAT'S IT DOING TO YOU?  http://www.beekeepereric.com/?p=307

 

Mail OnLine, January 21, 2014
-▶  THE SUGAR TSARS 'IN BED' WITH CONFECTIONERY GIANTS http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2542367/The-sugar-tsars-bed-confectionery-giants-Five-members-committee-tasked-battling-obesity-epidemic-worryingly-close-ties.html

 

                                             VIDEO REPORT

                                  March 8, 2013 CBC News

SUGAR INDUSTRY'S SECRET DOCUMENTS ECHO TOBACCO TACTICS http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2013/03/08/f-vp-crowe-big-sugar.html

 

 Nation of Change, February 17, 2014

▶ CALIFORNIA LAWMAKERS PROPOSE SOFT DRINK WARNING LABELS, INDUSTRY PUSHES BACK http://www.nationofchange.org/california-lawmakers-propose-soft-drink-warning-labels-industry-pushes-back-1392650963

 

                                          --- VIDEO INTERVIEW --

                                       -▶  "SALT SUGAR FAT"  -▶ 

                                   Feb 28, 2013 - Democracy Now

NY TIMES REPORTER MICHAEL MOSS ON HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED AMERICA (AND THE WORLD) ON JUNK FOOD http://www.democracynow.org/seo/2013/3/1/salt_sugar_fat_ny_times_reporter

 

- ▶ SALT, SUGAR FAT: HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED US http://sco.lt/96TUeH

 

August 2, 2013 Take Part

YOPLAIT YOGURT DROPS GMO HI-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, BUT STILL NOT HEALTHY http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/08/02/yoplait-even-without-corn-syrup-still-not-healthy

 

 

  ▶  "FOODOPOLY" - EXPOSING THE HANDFUL OF CORPORATIONS THAT CONTROL OUR FOOD SYSTEM FROM SEED TO DINNER PLATE http://sco.lt/7YSrYX

 

 May 6, 2013 Wall Street journal
- ▶"MONSTER" CAFFEINATED ENERGY DRINK SUED BY SAN FRANCISCO FOR MARKETING TO CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS SIX YEARS OLD  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323826804578466780766004340.html?mod=e2tw

 

June 28, 2013 AlterNet
- ▶ENERGY DRINKS ARE SENDING TEENS TO ERs AND MAY BE KILLING THEM, TOO http://www.alternet.org/food/energy-drinks-sending-americas-teens-emergency-room?akid=10642.237541.CxTmug&rd=1&src=newsletter862731&t=5

 

Guardian, February 12, 2013

- ▶ FOOD AND DRINK COMPANIES UNDERMINING PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY, SAY SCIENTISTS http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/feb/12/food-drink-alcohol-health-regulation

 

 

 ▶  FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD: CHALLENGING CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/4qFuUb

 

 Huffington Post Food, November 15, 2013

▶  THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON JUNK FOOD:  WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BRAIN WHEN YOU EAT JUNK FOOD (AND WHY WE CRAVE IT) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-clear/why-we-crave-junk-food_b_4261415.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

 

 Prevent Disease, March 7, 2013

- ▶ STUDY: SCIENTISTS OFFICIALLY LINK PROCESSED FOODS TO AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE  http://preventdisease.com/news/13/030713_Scientists-Officially-Link-Processed-Foods-To-Autoimmune-Disease.shtm

 

September 5, 2013 Scientific American
▶  TRICKING TASTE BUDS BUT NOT THE BRAIN:   ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS CHANGE BRAIN'S PLEASURE RESPONSE TO SWEETS http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/mind-guest-blog/2013/09/05/tricking-taste-buds-but-not-the-brain-artificial-sweeteners-changes-brains-pleasure-response-to-sweet/

 

Alpha Minds
▶  TOP CHILDREN'S VITAMINS FULL OF ASPARTAME, GMOs & HARMFUL CHEMICALS http://www.minds.com/blog/view/167632/top-children%

 

Treehugger, January 29, 2014

▶  THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER BAKE WITH 'SPLENDA' http://www.treehugger.com/health/baking-and-cooking-splenda-releases-carcinogens-food.html

 

▶ HOW BIG FOOD CORPORATIONS LOBBY AND MARKET OBESITY TO CHILDREN  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1779948476/how-big-food-corporations-lobby-and-market-obesity-to-children

 

GM EDUCATION

▶ GMO POLLEN TO BE ALLOWED IN EU HONEY http://www.gmeducation.org/latest-news/p213378-gmo-pollen-to-be-allowed-in-eu-honey.html

 

March 12, 2013 - Tree Hugger
- ▶ HONEY LAUNDERING EXPOSED AS INDUSTRY GIANT ADMITS TO MISLABELING CHINESE HONEY http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/honey-laundering-exposed-industry-giant-admits-mislabeling-chinese-honey.html

 

 - ▶ UN: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WARNS OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, DIABETES FROM WESTERN FOOD AND DIETS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ayala-laufercahana-md/sugar-obesity_b_2789707.html

 

                                       WATCH - DOCUMENTARY

                   -▶FAST FOOD,  FAT PROFITS,  OBESITY IN AMERICA http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/fast-food-fat-profits-obesity-america/

 

 

 - ▶ OXFAM:  WORLD'S LARGEST FOOD COMPANIES CREATING LEGACY OF DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/8UBscT

 

  - ▶ HOW THE BIG FOOD INDUSTRY HAS ENCOURAGED US TO EAT AND DRINK OURSELVES TO DEATH http://sco.lt/5YISkT

 

 

 

                                           SPECIAL REPORT: 

                                     EurActive, April 24, 2013
-▶  POORER NATIONS FACE AN UNWANTED EUROPEAN IMPORT: OBESITY http://www.euractiv.com/specialreport-nutrition-child-su/poorer-nations-face-unwanted-eur-news-519309

 

10 FOODS SOLD IN THE U.S. THAT ARE BANNED ELSEWHERE -- AND CHINA RISES  http://sco.lt/4vsvkP

 

May 18, 2013 New York Times

-▶  THE HEALTH TOLL OF IMMIGRATING INTO A WESTERN FOOD ENVIRONMENT http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/health/the-health-toll-of-immigration.html?hp&_r=0

 

   -▶ UN: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WARNS OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, DIABETES FROM WESTERN FOOD AND DIETS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ayala-laufercahana-md/sugar-obesity_b_2789707.html

 

 

                                    FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATH

                The $500 Billion Global Corporate Food Monopoly

                                        http://sco.lt/5XRtkP

 

 

 May 14, 2013 Center for Food Safety

▶  BEST PUBLIC RELATIONS MONEY CAN BUY - A GUIDE TO FOOD INDUSTRY FRONT GROUPS http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/blog/2212/best-public-relations-money-can-buy--a-guide-to-food-industry-front-groups?utm_content=buffer70f8f

 

 RSN, August 22, 2012
 - ▶ A LIST OF FOOD COMPANIES THAT HIDE GMOs

Big Ag companies have a vested interest in GMO seeds, and the pesticides and herbicides they use in tandem. GMO cotton, soy, sugar beets and corn, which are manipulated to make sweeteners and fats along with other additives like high-fructose corn syrup and soy lecithin, are in ready-made food, snacks, condiments, juice, soda and cereal. Many companies pushing these products into the marketplace prefer to hold profits high and keep consumers in the dark. Labeling these products would affect close to 80% of processed, non-organic food in the US. http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/13062-a-list-of-food-companies-that-hide-gmos

 

                               October 24, 2012 Democracy Now
                                                      WATCH:

                                              MICHAEL POLLAN -

FROM GMOs to NYC's SODA BAN, LOCAL EFFORTS CHALLENGE AGRI-GIANTS NATIONAL CONTROL http://www.democracynow.org/2012/10/24/michael_pollan_from_gmos_to_nycs

 

 

 - ▶ CORN ETHANOL:  BAD FOR FARMERS, CONSUMERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT  - FARM SUBSIDIES http://sco.lt/7CNFgX

 

▶  WHAT DOES BIOFUEL HAVE TO DO WITH THE PRICE OF TORTILLAS IN GUATEMALA? http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3995595515/what-does-biofuel-have-to-do-with-the-price-of-tortillas-in-guatemala

 

▶  THE GREAT AMERICAN EXPORT - JUNK FOOD - Processed GMO Food Consumption Rampant http://sco.lt/6sIjzN

 

 

 

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“Since it came on the market in late 1970s, diabetes and obesity has grown roughly the same rate as its sales,” he said. “We believe in this issue and we felt it was really important the public know.”

Mr. Turner and a lawyer for the sugar industry, Adam R. Fox, each said there was no intentional effort to hide the sugar industry support for Citizens for Health. A tax return filed in 2013 shows the contribution from the industry association, and a website run by the group also now discloses the support. But earlier versions of the document and the website, even after the contract with the Sugar Association had been signed, did not reflect the association’s donation. But Mr. Turner acknowledged he could have done more to make sure the financial support was publicly known at the time it began.

Marion Nestle, a New York University professor and nutrition expert named in several documents as someone whom corn industry executives sought to influence, said the role both industries played was unfortunate.

“It is a plague on both of their houses,” she said, adding that she felt manipulated by the corn refiners industry, which used her statements to defend its products. “It is a disgusting performance neither should be proud of.”

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FARM-AGEDDON: No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass - The terrifying threat from today's mega-farms

FARM-AGEDDON: No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass - The terrifying threat from today's mega-farms | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

 Mail Online January 24, 2014

 - ▶  FARM-AGEDDON: TODAY'S MEGA FARMS DESTROYING ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH Today, ‘mixed’ farming of animals and crops has all but disappeared, writes PHILIP LYMBERY, and has been replaced by farms specialising in one product only....

   Because without fuss or fanfare, and largely unnoticed by the public, our farm animals are being disconnected from the land, disappearing from fields and moved into cramped, airless hangars and barns, with concrete beneath their feet instead of grass.

   And now the pressure is growing to move to the next stage of intensive farming: mega-piggeries, mega-dairies and ‘battery’-reared beef, with the genetically engineered animals and crops already common in the United States and elsewhere.

   It is a pressure we in this country should resist with all our might. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2545647/Farm-ageddon-No-birds-No-bees-Our-countryside-laid-waste-And-billions-animals-never-blade-grass-book-warns-terrifying-threat-todays-gram-mega-farms.html

 

The Telegraph, February 10, 2014
  -▶ FARMAGEDDON:  REVIEW OF EXPOSE OF THE NIGHTMARE WORLD OF MODERN FACTORY FARMING http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/10620308/Farmageddon-by-Philip-Lymbery-with-Isabel-Oakeshott-review.html

 

 

TakePart, July 10, 2014
THE LEGAL FIGHT OVER WRITING CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FARMING INTO THE CONSTITUTION  State constitutional amendments and other legal measures would protect industrial agriculture. When state legislators met to hash out new laws in the spring of 2013, farm protection or ag-gag bills were voted on across the Midwest and in agricultural states in the South and Southwest. The laws were designed to criminalize the work of animal rights activists and whistle-blowers who secretly recorded abuse or other unlawful activity in confined animal feeding operations or other farms.

Now, some of the same largely conservative state legislators across the Midwest have taken a shine to a new kind of pro-ag measure: right-to-farm legislation, or state constitutional amendments.

In states where ag rules supreme, local politics are similarly ruled by the increasingly consolidated industry. With ever fewer, ever larger companies controlling America’s farmland, whose right to farm is being protected? http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/07/10/right-farm-laws

 

 

Organic Lifestyle Magazine, July 08, 2014
- ▶ FACTORY FARMED CHICKENS:  THE HIDDEN COST OF CHEAP CHICKEN http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/factory-farmed-chickens-the-hidden-cost-of-cheap-chicken/

 

 Reuter, July 09, 2014
- ▶ ROOSTERS FERTILITY PROBLEM HITS U.S. CHICKEN SUPPLY, LIFTS PRICES:  GMO Corn Feed and Inbreeding http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/09/us-chicken-supply-genetics-exclusive-idUSKBN0FE0C820140709

 

 Food Safety News, June 30, 2014
 -▶ AMA SEEKS BAN ON ANTIBIOTIC USE ON FARMS FOR GROWTH PROMOTION http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2014/06/american-medical-association-calls-for-federal-action-on-antibiotic-use-on-farms/

 

 -▶ FOUR-FIFTHS OF BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY  (What Are You Eating?) http://sco.lt/5u5Gyn

 

 

                                                       WATCH

                    'DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM' (HBO Special)

WHEN ANIMALS BECOME INANIMATE OBJECTS ON A CORPORATE BALANCE SHEET http://sco.lt/5uDfyj

 

 

 Grist, June 10, 2014
- ▶  MONOPOLIES: A MEAT GIANT GOBBLES UP ANOTHER MEAT GIANT:  GRAPHS There are problems with this kind of consolidation...“When all the power is so centralized in these behemoths, they end up writing their own rules in Congress and fighting the reforms to protect consumers and farmers”...

When the Obama administration sought to reform the animal farming industry, many farmers, some visibly frightened, risked their livelihoods by speaking publicly about abuses. But industry squelched that attempt.

Now, the industry lobbyists are working to reduce the number of inspectors in slaughterhouses, while speeding up the kill and processing lines. "But the chickens already move down the disassembly lines “obscenely fast, in my opinion,” http://grist.org/food/a-meat-giant-gobbles-up-another-meat-giant/

 

- ▶ WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BLIND, FOOTLESS CHICKENS, EGGS, FACTORY FARMS AND THE AG-GAG BILL http://sco.lt/71PvtJ

 

     -▶  ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS - DRUGS, GMO FEED AND 'AG-GAG' LAWS TO IMPACT BEYOND THE USA  http://sco.lt/6jKf2H

 

NationofChange, June 17, 2014
▶ FARMERS SEE BETTER ANIMAL HEALTH WITH NON-GMO FEED, BUT SCARED TO SAY SO http://www.nationofchange.org/farmers-see-better-animal-health-non-gmo-feed-scared-say-so-1403019863

 

                                          ANIMATED VIDEO                             

                          CORPORATE FACTORY FARMING
                 The Brutal Basics of American Modern Farms
http://www.aspca.org/blog/factory-farming-video-brutal-basics-modern-farms

 

The Ecologist, June 2, 2014
 -▶ THE BIG TEN FOOD COMPANIES MUST JOIN THE CLIMATE FIGHT. In the fight for zero hunger in a safer climate, the silence of the food and beverage industry is not a virtue. They must cut their huge carbon emissions, campaign to protect global climate, and rethink their entire mission to encompass health and wellbeing. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2445685

 

Yale Environment 260, May 27, 2014
 ▶ AS CORPORATE DAIRY FARMS GROW BIGGER, NEW CONCERN ABOUT POLLUTION. Dairy operations in the U.S. are consolidating, with ever-larger numbers of cows concentrated on single farms. In states like Wisconsin, opposition to some large operations is growing after manure spills and improper handling of waste have contaminated waterways and aquifers.