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Our GMO cornfields are too quiet: All Life Chemically Exterminated - Except The Corn -

Our GMO cornfields are too quiet: All Life Chemically Exterminated -  Except The Corn - | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 NPR:

▶  CORNSTALKS EVERYWHERE BUT NOTHING ELSE, NOT EVEN A BEE

Corn farmers champion corn. Anything that might eat corn, hurt corn, bother corn, is killed. Their corn is bred to fight pests. The ground is sprayed. The stalks are sprayed again. We've erased everything else. (AND WE EAT THIS TOXIC FOOD?)

       We need to feed our planet, of course. But we also need the teeny creatures that drive all life on earth. There's something strange about a farm that intentionally creates a biological desert to produce food for one species: us. It's efficient, yes. But it's so efficient that the ants are missing, the bees are missing, and even the birds stay away. Something's not right here. Our cornfields are too quiet....  http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2012/11/29/166156242/cornstalks-everywhere-but-nothing-else-not-even-a-bee



Summit County Citizens Voice, April 05, 2015
  -▶ STUDY TRACK HUGE SURGE IN USE OF BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/04/05/study-tracks-huge-surge-in-use-of-bee-killing-pesticides/


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


The Ecologist, July 02, 2014

 -▶ NEONICOTINOIDS ARE POISONING NOT JUST BEES AND HUMAN 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


RT USA, February 05, 2015
MONSANTO'S ROUNDUP PESTICIDE SYSTEM THREATENS EXTINCTION OF MONARCH BUTTERFLIES: http://rt.com/usa/229667-monsanto-monarch-butterflies-extinct/


▶  BEE-KILLING CHEMICAL LURKS INSIDE YOUR FOOD: AGROCHEMICALS THREAT TO WILD BEES AND INSECTS, FOOD SECURITY AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/651bMX


Institute of Science In Society, December 10, 2014
MARKED DETERIORATION OF PUBLIC HEALTH PARALLELS INCREASE IN GM CROPS AND GLYPHOSATE USE, US GOVERNMENT DATA SHOWS http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Deterioration_of_Public_Health.php


New York Times, September 17, 2014
-▶ ALTERED TO WITHSTAND LASHINGS OF TOXIC HERBICIDE, CORN AND SOY BEANS GAIN APPROVAL http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/18/business/altered-to-withstand-herbicide-corn-and-soybeans-gain-approval.html?_r=0


Reuters, September 18, 2014
-▶ USDA GRANTS APPROVAL TO DOW'S ENLIST GMO CORN AND SOYBEANS http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/09/17/us-agriculture-dow-enlist-idINKBN0HC2JS20140917


HuffingtonPost Green, September 15, 2014
 -▶ HERBICIDE AND INSECTICIDE USE ON GMO CROPS SKYROCKETING, WHILE PRO-GMO MEDIA RUN INTERFERENCE. Former EPA Senior Scientist's New Article Sets Record Straight http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-bronner/herbicide-insecticide-use_b_5791304.html

 

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


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


▶  HOW MONOCULTURE THREATENS THE FUTURE OF FOOD - GROWING FOOD IN DEAD SOIL http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/01/01/bees-dying-from-chemical-agriculture.aspx?e_cid=20130101_DNL_art_2#_edn1


Digital Journal, March 10, 2014

-▶ AS DOW SEEKS GROWTH, NEW ENLIST CROP AND CHEMICALS SEEN AS KEY. Dow pegs the market opportunity for Enlist at about $1 billion. (How Interesting they make no mention of toxic impact of required pesticides on environment and human health) http://www.digitaljournal.com/business/business/as-dow-seeks-growth-new-enlist-crop-chemicals-seen-as-key/article/375455


Summit County Citizens Voice, March 01, 2015
-▶ NEW GLOBAL MAP IDs PESTICIDE POLLUTION HOT SPOTS. The world has a long way to go to come to grips with pesticide pollution say scientists who recently created a global map showing which areas are most susceptible.Their modeling suggests that streams across about 40 percent of the planet’s surface are at risk from the application of insecticides, with the Mediterranean region, the USA, Central America and Southeast Asia among the hotspots...On average, farmers apply about 4 million tons of agricultural pesticides  annually,...We know from earlier investigations for example that pesticides can reduce the biodiversity of invertebrates in freshwater ecosystems by up to 42 percent...

  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/03/01/new-map-ids-pesticide-pollution-hot-spots/


  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


Nation of Change, March 26, 2014

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


July 11, 2013 Food and Water Watch
-▶  SUPERWEEDS:  HOW BIOTECH CROPS BOLSTER THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY - REPORT PDF http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/reports/superweeds/


                                                    WATCH
                            PBS Newshour, November 15, 2014
      INCREASED IMMUNITY IN WEEDS MAY THREATEN U.S. CROPS.http://video.pbs.org/video/2365369832/


FRANCE24 TV, January 14, 2014

▶  U.S. 'SUPERWEEDS' EPIDEMIC SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON GMOs AND PESTICIDES  http://www.france24.com/en/20140113-us-superweeds-epidemic-shines-spotlight-gmos/


August 1, 2013 Huffington Post Green
▶  THE KILLING FIELDS: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE, DEAD ZONES AND GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-kucinich/the-killing-fields-indust_b_3678515.html


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


Green Media Info, December 25, 2014
▶  MONSANTO/BAYER'S GMO PLANTS CONTAMINATE EUROPE DESPITE BAN http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/breaking-monsantobayers-gm-plants-contaminate-europe-despite-ban-1


The Times of India, March 19, 2014

▶  NATURE FIGHTS BACK: WORM EVOLVES TO EAT CORN THAT WAS GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TO KILL IT http://linkis.com/indiatimes.com/oVOCu


                                                       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


CULTIVATING SANITY : BANGLADESH FARMERS TURN BACK THE CLOCK TO COMBAT CLIMATE STRESSED CROPS - Cultivation of the old varieties is expanding in part because they need almost no chemical fertiliser or pesticides - which makes them cheaper and easier to grow - and because their yields are good in tough conditions.  http://www.trust.org/item/20141126125124-0i6go


Newsweek, December 13, 2014
SOLVING HUNGER IN ETHIOPIA BY TURNING TO NATIVE CROPS http://www.newsweek.com/solving-hunger-ethiopia-turning-native-crops-291558



                          ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE PLANTS'?

          THE CONNECTION BETWEEN GMO AND TOXIC PESTICIDES

                                          http://sco.lt/9JFS65



  -▶ 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


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

 


                                              WATCH (14.16)
                                 GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD

                 WHAT IS GENETIC MODIFICATION OF OUR FOOD?

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


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


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


Sustainable Food Trust
*** AGRI-CHEMICAL PR STRATEGIES http://sustainablefoodtrust.org/articles/pr-strategies-of-the-agri-chemical-companies/


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

 

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


▶  CANCER IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH BY DISEASE IN U.S. CHILDREN AS NEW STUDY LINKS CHEMICALS USED ON CORN http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2745332899/cancer-is-the-leading-cause-of-death-by-disease-in-us-children-as-new-study-links-chemicals-used-on-corn-to-the-disease


 ▶  2,4-D :THE NEXT "ROUNDUP" 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 2,4-D DICAMBA

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


▶  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


Food & Water Watch, September 18, 2014
-▶ APPROVAL OF 2,4-D PESTICIDE TOLERANT CROPS SPEEDS UP AGRICHEMICAL TREADMILL  http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/pressreleases/approval-of-24-d-tolerant-crops-speeds-up-agrichemical-treadmill/


 Truthout, January 08, 2014
 ▶ USDA MOVES TO APPROVE "AGENT ORANGE" GMO SEEDS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/21069-usda-moves-to-approve-agent-orange-gmo-seeds


▶  U.S. STARTS LANDMARK AGENT ORANGE CLEANUP IN VIETNAM - WHILE MONSANTO USES IT ON GMO FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2361457073/us-starts-landmark-agent-orange-cleanup-in-vietnam-and-monsanto-uses-this-on-gmo-food


Environmental Working Group, June 02, 2014
2,4-D HERBICIDE & GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS http://www.ewg.org/24D

 

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


                                               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/


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

 

                                                   --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki 

         "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?

                                         http://sco.lt/5n6cuP



                                                  REPORT

         PESTICIDE USE ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS
Ramon J. Seidler, Ph.D.Former Senior Scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development, Western Ecology Division in Corvallis OR
http://static.ewg.org/agmag/pdfs/pesticide_use_on_genetically_engineered_crops.pdf

 

TakePart, June 12, 2014
WHY YOU SHOULD WORRY ABOUT AMERICA'S CORN ADDICTION http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/06/12/how-corn-contributing-climate-change-and-water-shortages


                                                        
  ▶  WHY WE NEED INSECTS: EVEN PESKY ONES - PESTICIDE REDUCTION ESSENTIAL http://sco.lt/94UwhF

 


INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING

LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION

                                                http://sco.lt/8iunRp



 The Ecologist, August 24, 2014
 ▶ CANCER DEATHS DOUBLE IN ARGENTINA'S GMO AGRIBUSINESS AREAS http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2525411/cancer_deaths_double_in_argentinas_gmo_agribusiness_areas.html

 

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


 Guardian Environment, January 29, 2014
  ▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLY DECLINE LEADS TO WARNING OVER FAMED MIGRATION. INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE FAULTED - Low levels in central Mexico blamed on Big Agriculture disappearance of the Monarchs's milkweed breeding grounds in US and Canada http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/29/monarch-butterfly-decline-mexico


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

 

  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

             

                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp


EcoWatch, March 06, 2014
▶  RENOWNED NYU PROFESSOR:  GMOs COULD LITERALLY DESTROY THE PLANET: What effects will the genetic manipulation of nature have on our worldwide ecosystem?  http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/06/nyu-gmos-destroy-planet/


June 6, 2013 Big Picture Agriculture

- ▶  A RECIPE FOR SOIL DISASTER - TODAY'S USA FARM POLICY http://www.bigpictureagriculture.com/2013/06/soil-erosion-in-iowa-and-the-u-s-377.html

 

 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


 

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                                              BAN GMOs NOW

                 A Special Report, Institute of Science In Society

                                           http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz

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                             MANIPULATING THE SEEDS OF LIFE

                    SEED PATENTS AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD

                                               http://sco.lt/7yB3XF


                NATURE'S INGENIOUS METHODS OF SEED DISPERSAL

        http://duxbury.wickedlocal.com/article/20141025/News/141029419

 


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



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                               ETHANOL, BIOFUELS, BIOMASS

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 Guardian Environment, April 20, 2014
-▶  CORN BIOFUELS WORSE THAN GASOLINE ON GLOBAL WARMING IN SHORT TERM http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/20/corn-biofuels-gasoline-global-warming

 

The Hockey Schtick, July 1, 2013
-▶  DIRTY CORN ETHANOL INCREASES EMISSIONS, FUEL COSTS, ENGINE DAMAGE AND FOOD PRICES http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/search?q=ethanol


July 12, 2013 Slate
-▶  ETHANOL IS INSANE: THE USA CORN LOBBY'S GRIP ON OUR ENERGY POLICY http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/food/2013

 

Environmental Working Group, August 19, 2013
-▶  MORE CORN ETHANOL IN 2013 MEANS ENVIRONMENT AND CONSUMERS LOSE OUT http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/08/more-corn-ethanol-2013-means-environment-consumers-lose-out

 

March 1, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  THE BIOFUEL BELT KEEPS CREEPING ACROSS THE U.S. - AND IT'S WILDLIFE AND ECOSYSTEMS THAT LOSE OUT http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/01/biofuel-habitat-loss-usa

 

-▶  FARM SUBSIDIES AND CORN BIOFUEL ETHANOL: BAD FOR FARMERS, CONSUMERS AND ENVIRONMENT  http://sco.lt/4knJIH

 

June 17, 2013 About My Planet
-▶  CROP WARS: FOOD VERSUS BIOFUELS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/crop-wars-food-versus-biofuels/

 

-▶  FOOD OR FUEL:  BIG OIL AND BIG AG FIGHT IT OUT OVER ETHANOL BIOFUEL http://sco.lt/4rDj1t


-▶ GRAIN — LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/7LE5cv


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


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

 


 ▶  WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS? http://sco.lt/6fkVAv



 ▶ THIS GRAND EXPERIMENT ON HUMAN BEINGS HAS TO STOP: Bill Gates Funds Risky, Untested, Unregulated Vitamin Fortified GMO Crops..  http://sco.lt/5uWAW9


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


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


 

 ▶  DOMESTICATED AND WILD BEES ARE BOTH IN TROUBLE - PESTICIDE INDUSTRY IN DENIAL  http://sco.lt/95yplJ

 

  ▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES 59%: NOW AT LOWEST LEVELS EVER http://sco.lt/81D2Sv

 

 

                                        SILENCING THE SCIENTIST:

                      TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA: 

                       ALTRAZINE AND DEADLY NEONICOTINOIDS

                                             http://sco.lt/6Vhegj

 

 

 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


August 21, 2013 Health Impact News Daily
 -▶ DANGEROUS BANNED GMO CORN SUDDENLY APPEARS IN FOOD SUPPLY http://healthimpactnews.com/2013/dangerous-banned-gmo-corn-suddenly-appears-in-food-supply/

 

August 26, 2013 Natural Society
 -▶ NEW GMO WHEAT CAN SILENCE HUMAN GENES, CAUSING EARLY DEATH http://naturalsociety.com/csiro-gmo-wheat-silence-human-genes-early-death/


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


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

 

 

 ▶  FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:  MEETING THE OBJECTIVE...OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS? http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ

 


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


  ▶  THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET -  - SOIL AS A LIFELINE - CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/4nJvdp


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

 


 

▶  THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL:  AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/6NaAqn

 


                                                       VIDEO:

▶  THE PROBLEM WITH GMO INDUSTRIALIZED FARMED SALMON http://sco.lt/6DGs53



                                               FOLLOW DAILY
                                            THE GMO STORY 

                                          http://ow.ly/BFSQs



 

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

 

                                                     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



 

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

 

                                                 --- WATCH ---

         THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO - FULL LENGTH

                        The Leader of the Global Biotech Ag Cartel

                                          http://sco.lt/7CoHSb

 

 

                            AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 

 ▶ THE FEMALE FACE OF FARMING : No Longer Just a 'Man's World' http://sco.lt/8udEg5

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eric Larson's curator insight, October 29, 2014 7:17 AM

Serious business.

pdjmoo's curator insight, December 6, 2014 12:59 AM

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

 

                                                 --- WATCH ---

         THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO - FULL LENGTH

                        The Leader of the Global Biotech Ag Cartel

                                          http://sco.lt/7CoHSb

 

                            AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 ▶ THE FEMALE FACE OF FARMING : No Longer Just a 'Man's World' http://sco.lt/8udEg5

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Nanoparticles Are in Our Food, Clothing Medicine and Agriculture -- And No One Knows for Sure How Dangerous They Might Be UNLABELED, UNREGULATED

Nanoparticles Are in Our Food, Clothing Medicine and Agriculture -- And No One Knows for Sure How Dangerous They Might Be UNLABELED, UNREGULATED | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

ANOTHER INSANE IRRESPONSIBLE RUSH TO MARKET OF YET ANOTHER UNTESTED BIOTECHNOLOGY THAT COULD HARM BOTH HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH


Alternet, February 23, 2014

- ▶ NANOPARTICLES ARE IN OUR FOOD, CLOTHING AND MEDICINE AND NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE HOW DANGEROUS THEY ARE

Inside nanotechnology’s little universe of big unknowns... http://www.alternet.org/environment/nanoparticles-are-our-food-clothing-and-medicine-and-no-one-knows-sure-how-dangerous


Summit County Citizens Voice, April 03, 2015
- ▶ EPA TO START TRACKING NANOSCALE CHEMICALS. 

Despite the promise of nanoscale materials, scientists know there is potential for negative environmental impacts. In a 2012 study, researchers with the University of Alaska and the U.S. Geological Survey found that carbon nanotubes can kill aquatic organisms.

Other studies show impacts on plant growth, and damage to nerve cells of trout. And in 2011, studies of Arctic soil samples suggest that silver nanoparticles — commonly used in anti-bacterial agents — are killing important nitrogen-fixing bacteria in remote areas generally thought to be free of pollution. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/04/03/environment-epa-to-start-tracking-nanoscale-chemicals/


Seattle Organic Restaurants
- ▶  DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU MAY BE INGESTING 100 TRILLION NANOPARTICLES EVERY SINGLE DAY? Researchers warn that nanoparticles in food, vitamins, cosmetics, pesticides and pharmaceutical drugs could be harming your health http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/nanoparticles-in-food-vitamins-pharmaceutical-drugs-could-harm-your-health.php


November 20, 2012 - Kansas City Star

- ▶ THE NEXT CRISIS: UNREGULATED, UNTESTED NANOTECHNOLOGY BREAKTHROUGH COULD POSE THREAT TO ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND YOUR HEALTH. Fast-developing know-how makes our khakis resist stains, artificial bones more practical and diesel burn more efficiently.That nanotechnology builds microscopic wonders inhabiting a man-made universe that smothers stink and mops up pollution by working on a scale that makes a dust mite look gargantuan.

Research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences earlier this year, raises fresh worries about nanotechnology. Some critics say it’s becoming quickly integrated into the modern economy and the world environment faster than scientists can sort out its potential dangers.“We need to put together a model where we’re thinking this through before we get to a point that we can’t undo it,” said Patty Lovera, an assistant director of the consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article311338/Nanotechnology-breakthroughs-could-pose-threat-to-Midwest-crops.html


                                                      REPORT
                                         NANOTECHNOLOGY

  http://documents.foodandwaterwatch.org/doc/nanotechEurope.pdf

                                         Food & Water Watch
http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/food/foodsafety/questionable-technologoies/nanotechnology/


Modern Farmer, January 15, 2015
- ▶ EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NANOPESTICIDES. ...the unique physical properties of the nano-scale call into question the particles’ environmental fate. Once they’re sprayed on fields, will they clump on crops or slide through the soil into water bodies? Most worrisome, Harper wonders whether they will be readily taken up by organisms that aren’t pests (such as bees or fish), and how long they will persist in the environment — properties that could radically change with size. “We just don’t know,” ...

 http://modernfarmer.com/2015/01/everything-need-know-nanopesticides/


Inhabitat, April 10, 2014
- ▶ SCIENTISTS FIND THAT NANOPARTICLES IN YOUR CLOTHING, TOYS AND COSMETICS MAY DAMAGE DNA http://inhabitat.com/scientists-find-that-tiny-particles-in-clothing-toys-and-cosmetics-may-damage-dna/

 

 November 2012 EMagazine

- ▶  NANO-PESTICIDES SNEAKED ONTO THE MARKET (AND CONSUMER PRODUCTS) WITHOUT REGULATION OR OVERSIGHT  http://www.emagazine.com/magazine/stunted-growth/


Seed Daily, April 24, 2012

- ▶  BIOTECH STUDY FIND EVIDENCE NANOPARTICLES ALTER AND DAMAGE DNA IN OUR FOOD CROPS http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Study_finds_evidence_nanoparticles_may_increase_plant_DNA_damage_999.html

 

 Mother Jones, Tom Philpott, June 11, 2014
- ▶  ARE NANOPARTICLES FROM PACKAGING GETTING INTO YOUR FOOD? http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/06/nano-sized-particles-food-packaging-how-big-problem

 

Orion Magazine, January/February 2013
- ▶  NANOPARTICLES ARE IN OUR FOOD, CLOTHING AND MEDICINE -- AND NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE HOW DANGEROUS THEY MIGHT BE http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/7278

 

EMagazine, November 20, 2012

- ▶  SAFE FOR CONSUMPTION?  NOW ITS NANOPARTICLES IN OUR FOOD http://www.emagazine.com/magazine/safe-for-consumption/

 

LifeWise, September 25, 2013
- ▶  WHY IS THE FOOD INDUSTRY POISONING US WITH TRILLIONS OF NANOPARTICLES? http://southweb.org/lifewise/why-is-the-food-industry-poisoning-us-with-trillions-of-nanoparticles/

 

EurActive, March 12, 2014
- ▶  EU PARLIAMENT REJECTS DRAFT EU LAW ALLOWING NANOMATERIALS IN FOOD http://www.euractiv.com/health/parliament-opposes-commission-na-news-534093

 

December 3, 2012 = Grist

- ▶  NANOPARTICLES IN YOUR FOOD:  YOU'RE ALREADY EATING THEM: What's engineered in a lab, added to processed foods, and never labeled? If you thought GMOs were mysterious, try nanoparticles.

... the growing role of nanotechnology in food and agriculture, the current lack of oversight and regulations, and the growing consensus that more information and transparency are both sorely needed in relation to this growing field.... http://grist.org/food/nanoparticles-in-your-food-youre-already-eating-them/

 

- ▶  EATING NANO http://www.emagazine.com/magazine/eating-nano/

 

ScienceNews, March 12, 2012
- ▶  NANOPOLLUTANTS CHANGE BLOOD VESSEL REACTIVITY https://www.sciencenews.org/article/nanopollutants-change-blood-vessel-reactivity


  - ▶  NANOMATERIAL RISKS - IN YOUR FOOD, CLOTHING, EVERYWHERE...UNKNOWN RISKS AND IMPACTS ON HUMAN, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH http://sco.lt/93lLIv



                          LET'S HOPE WE DON'T REPEAT THIS

                                             MERMAID TEARS:

          MICROBEADS AND MICROPLASTICS IN BEAUTY PRODUCTS

                            A THREAT TO OUR OCEAN AND RIVERS

                                           http://sco.lt/50DEtV

 

 Wall Street Daily, March 25, 2014
- ▶  BIOTECH STOCKS: The Breakthrough Biotech That’s Up 500%… And Counting http://www.wallstreetdaily.com/2014/03/25/biotech-stocks-inovio-pharmaceuticals/

 

Guardian Environment, January 23, 2013
- ▶  EUROPE IGNORING WARNINGS ABOUT BEE DEATHS, GM FOOD AND NANOTECHNOLOGY according to an 800-page report by the European Environment Agency http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jan/23/europe-failed-learn-environmental-lessons

 

Chicago Tribune, July 10, 2012

- ▶  SCIENTISTS: NANOTECH-BASED PRODUCTS OFFER GREAT POTENTIAL BUT UNKNOWN RISKS

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-07-10/health/ct-met-nanotechnology-20120710_1_nanoparticles-sunscreens-chad-mirkin

 

Yale Environment 360, January 29, 2012

- ▶  PANEL URGES COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF NANOTECHNOLOGY SAFETY http://e360.yale.edu/digest/panel_urges_comprehensive_study_of_nanotechnology_safety/3306/

 

Environmental Leader, December 13, 2012

- ▶  EPA EXAMINES NANOMATERIAL RISKS  http://www.environmentalleader.com/2012/12/13/epa-examines-nanomaterial-risks/November22, 2012 Environmental Leader

 

 

ScienceNews, August 22, 2012

- ▶  NANO-SIZED POLLUTANTS POSE CROP RISKS TRIGGERING A HOST OF CHANGES TO PLANTS' GROWTH AND HEALTH http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/343143/title/Nanosized_pollutants_pose_crop_risks

 

Seed Daily, November 24, 2012

- ▶  NANOMATERIALS IN YOUR FOOD: SOYBEANS SUSCEPTIBLE TO MAN-MADE MATERIALS IN SOIL http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Soybeans_Susceptible_to_Man_Made_Materials_in_Soil_999.html

 

- ▶  NANOPARTICLE 'RISK TO FOOD CROPS, FOULING OUR SOILS -- AND MAYBE YOU  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19320267

 

EurActive, November 23, 2012
- ▶  SCIENTISTS EYE NANOTECHNOLOGIES TO BOOST CROP YIELDS http://www.euractiv.com/specialreport-agriculture/scientists-eye-nanotechnologies-news-516218


                              ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE PLANTS'?

                                          ALTERING OUR GENES

                                             http://sco.lt/6WMIBV



 - ▶  THINK THOSE 80,000 CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD & ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED?  http://sco.lt/91jqHh

 

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



                         DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS?

        Beyond GMOs. The Rise of Synthetic Biology. Patenting Life

                                           http://sco.lt/99sJJh


 

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


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

 

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

 

▶   POISONOUS CHEMICAL TOXINS IN YOUR DRINKING WATER : THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY, THE EPA AND CONFLICT OF INTERESTS http://sco.lt/57ufr7

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

- ▶  OBAMA TO DE-REGULATE GMO GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : Fast-tracking approvals, waiving regulations and liability http://sco.lt/5uCx8b

 

- ▶  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

 

 

 

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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

WASHINGTONThe 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...


HuffPost Living, April 01, 2015
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUGAR AND HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/01/high-fructose-corn-syrup-vs-sugar_n_6986322.html


Newsweek, June 27, 2014
▶ REPORT:  THE SUGAR LOBBY THREATENS ORGANIZATIONS, BURIES SCIENCE ON HEALTH EFFECTS http://www.newsweek.com/report-sugar-lobby-threatens-organizations-buries-science-health-effects-256529


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


 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


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


Mother Nature Network, April 11, 2015
12 TIPS FOR KICKING THE REFINED SUGAR HABIT

http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/12-tips-for-kicking-the-refined-sugar-habit


HuffPost, March 13, 2015
DOCUMENTS REVEAL SUGAR INDUSTRY INFLUENCED NATIONAL HEALTH POLICY IN EFFORTS TO DIRECT MEDICAL RESEARCH http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/13/sugar-industry-tobacco-industry_n_6855786.html


ISIS, UK

▶  INDUSTRIAL FRUCTOSE AND OVEREATING - FUELING THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC  http://www.i-sis.org.uk


TakePart, March 12, 2015
KIDS' 'FRUIT' DRINKS MAY HAVE MORE SUGAR THAN SODA AND PARENT'S DON'T REALIZE IT. Marketing is tricking consumers into thinking non-carbonated beverages are healthy http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/03/12/sugar-kids-favorite-fruit-drinks


The Mind Unleashed, June 20, 2014
-▶  HARVARD SCIENTIST URGES PEOPLE TO STOP DRINKING SUGAR-LADEN "LOW-FAT" MILK http://themindunleashed.org/2014/06/harvard-scientist-urges-people-stop-drinking-low-fat-milk.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


Mother Jones, November/December 2012
- ▶ BIG SUGAR'S SWEET LITTLE LIES. How the industry kept scientists from asking: Does sugar kill? http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2012/10/sugar-industry-lies-campaign


                                                   VIDEO REPORT

                                                     PBS Newshour
IN EL SALVADOR, TOOTH DECAY EPIDEMIC BLAMED ON SODAS AND JUNK FOOD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Afal3cINl1U


New York Times, December 22, 2014
- SUGAR SEASON. IT'S EVERYWHERE, AND ADDICTIVE http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/12/23/opinion/sugar-season-its-everywhere-and-addictive.html?referrer=&_r=2


HuffPost Green, January 05, 2015
- YOUR SUGAR MIGHT BE MADE WITH ANIMAL BONES. SORRY, VEGANS  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/29/sugar-vegan-bone-char-yikes_n_6391496.html


BBC, September 18, 2014
- THIS IS HOW THE SUGAR AND SODA INDUSTRY RESPOND TO OVERWHWHELMING FACTS THAT THEY ARE DESTROYING OUR HEALTH

  http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-29252001


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


The Guardian, November 21, 2014
-▶  LARGEST AMERICAN INDIAN RESERVATION APPROVE JUNK-FOOD, SODA TAX TO FIGHT RAMPANT OBESITY AND DIABETES. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/nov/21/navajo-nation-indian-reservation-junk-food-tax


Grist, November 21, 2014
- HEY BIG SODA, STOP TARGETING BLACK AND LATINO KIDS  http://grist.org/list/hey-big-soda-stop-targeting-black-and-latino-kids/


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/


TakePart, January 07, 2015
HERE'S WHY JUNK FOOD MARKETING TO KIDS IS ABOUT TO BE ON A SUGAR HIGH http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/01/07/heres-why-junk-food-marketing-kids-about-be-sugar-high


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


Guardian, November 06, 2014
-▶  USA - COULD BERKELEY'S SODA TAX BE A MODEL FOR TACKLING OBESITY ACROSS AMERICA? http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/nov/06/could-berkeleys-soda-tax-be-a-model-for-tackling-obesity-across-america


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


University of California, San Francisco October 16, 2014
STUDY:  REGULAR CONSUMPTION OF SUGAR-SWEETENED SODA ACCELERATES CELLULAR AGING http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2014/10/119431/sugared-soda-consumption-cell-aging-associated-new-study


                                                          VIDEO
                                        LIKE COKE OR PEPSI? 

                   WAIT UNTIL YOU HEAR WHAT THEY'RE DOING
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIjHQglXC7Y


July 5, 2013 Grist
 - ▶ PEPSI:  CANCER FOR A NEW GENERATION http://grist.org/news/pepsi-cancer-for-a-new-generation/

/Fructose_and_Overeating.php


CBS News, July 10, 2013
NO, ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS ARE NOT SAFE EITHER : DON'T BUY THE HYPE http://www.cbsnews.com/news/artificial-sweeteners-could-lead-to-obesity-diabetes/


                               56 NAMES FOR SUGAR: Robert Lustig: http://celebrityweightlosstips.com/robert-lustig-56-names-for-sugar/


Waking Times, November 10, 2014
▶ RUMSFELD & MONSANTO TEAM UP TO BRING YOU NEURO-TOXIC ASPARTAME & SPLENDA  http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/11/10/rumsfeld-monsanto-team-bring-neuro-toxic-splenda/


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


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/

 

                                              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


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                   COCA-COLA vs PEPSI AND THE SODA BUSINESS

                                                http://sco.lt/7x6Spt


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WHAT IS HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP? http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/high-fructose-corn-syrup/


 June 8, 2013 Digital Journal  

-▶ STUDY:  HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP IS AS ADDICTIVE AS COCAINE http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/351810


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

 

▶  HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP: THE OBESITY, DIABETES EPIDEMIC http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/high-fructose-corn-syrup/


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

 

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

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

 

                                     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


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

 

                                                      WATCH:

                                           PBS Video Report

▶  IN EL SALVADOR, AMERICAN SUGARY JUNK FOOD CREATING CHAOS WITH HEALTH, CHILDREN AND CULTURAL NORMS REPORT http://sco.lt/5qSxOL

 


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


 RSN, August 22, 2012
 - ▶ A LIST OF FOOD COMPANIES THAT HIDE GMO SWEETENERS

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

 

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


                                                      WATCH:

                                              MICHAEL POLLAN

                              October 24, 2012 Democracy Now

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




                                                OBESITY PLUS

                               THE GREAT AMERICAN EXPORT

HUGE INCREASE IN DIABETES, STROKES, HEART ATTACKS ON A GLOBAL SCALE http://sco.lt/4hekXh

- ▶ THE EXTRAORDINARY SCIENCE OF ADDICTIVE JUNK FOOD: A MEETING WITH 11 MEN WHO CONTROL AMERICA'S LARGEST FOOD COMPANIES  http://www.streamorganic.com/index.php/home-mainmenu-1/news-mainmenu-2/1-latest/4887-news-usa-the-extraordinary-science-of-addictive-junk-food.html


                                                         VIDEO
IN EL SALVADOR, TOOTH DECAY EPIDEMIC BLAMES ON SODAS AND JUNK FOOD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Afal3cINl1U


                                           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


                                       WHY SUGAR? WHY NOW?

                                              SugarScience.org    
Americans are consuming unprecedented amounts of dietary sugars in the form of sugary drinks and packaged/processed foods – far more than we did just a few decades ago. A growing body of new science suggests that all this sugar isn’t just making us fat; it may also be making us sick.  http://www.sugarscience.org/why-sugar-why-now.html

                   THE SOURCE TO GO TO FOR SUGARSCIENCE.ORG
The authoritative source for evidence-based, scientific information about sugar and its impact on health http://www.sugarscience.org/


         HEY, ADVERTISERS, LEAVE OUR DEFENSELESS KIDS ALONE.

         THE SCIENCE OF MARKETING FOOD AND DRINK ADDICTION

                                     http://sco.lt/5E3G4X


Bay Area Bites, August 06, 2014
-▶  SWEET REVENGE:  TURNING THE TABLES ON PROCESSED FOOD http://blogs.kqed.org/bayareabites/2014/08/06/sweet-revenge-dr-robert-lustig-explains-how-to-cut-sugar-lose-weight-and-turn-the-tables-on-processed-foods/


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/

 

▶ PROCESSED FOODS MAKE UP 70 PERCENT OF THE U.S. DIET:  WITH ABOUT 5,000 DIFFERENT CHEMICAL ADDITIVES - AND THE FDA IS CLUELESS http://sco.lt/5cj2cT


 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


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

 


 - ▶ 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

 

             SALT, SUGAR FAT: HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED US

                                          http://sco.lt/96TUeH



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

 

▶  "FOODOPOLY" - EXPOSING THE HANDFUL OF CORPORATIONS THAT CONTROL OUR FOOD SYSTEM FROM SEED TO DINNER PLATE http://sco.lt/7YSrYX

 

▶  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

 

                                       WATCH - DOCUMENTARY

                   FAST FOOD,  FAT PROFITS,  OBESITY IN AMERICA http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/fast-food-fat-profits-obesity-america/


 

 - ▶ WORLD'S LARGEST FOOD COMPANIES CREATING LEGACY OF DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/8UBscT

 

                                           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

 

                  THE GREAT AMERICAN EXPORT - JUNK FOOD

                     Processed GMO Food Consumption Rampant

                                           http://sco.lt/6sIjzN


 

 - ▶ 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



THRU THE BACK DOOR:  MEGA BIOTECH GIANTS USE NEW USA-EU TRADE DEAL TO DESTROY GMO FOOD SAFETY SAFEGUARDS http://sco.lt/91wUwD


 

 

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▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

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

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

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

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

▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

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

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

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The Curse of Industrial Farm Fertilizers and Runoff

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MAY 2013 National Geographic

▶  OUR FERTILIZED WORLD

If we don’t watch out, agriculture could destroy our planet. Here’s how to grow all the food we need with fewer chemicals.

N. Nitrogen. Atomic number seven. Unnoticed, untasted, it nevertheless fills our stomachs. It is the engine of agriculture, the key to plenty in our crowded, hungry world.

Enter modern chemistry. Giant factories capture inert nitrogen gas from the vast stores in our atmosphere and force it into a chemical union with the hydrogen in natural gas, creating the reactive compounds that plants crave. That nitrogen fertilizer—more than a hundred million tons applied worldwide every year—fuels bountiful harvests.

Yet this modern miracle exacts a price. Runaway nitrogen is suffocating wildlife in lakes and estuaries, contaminating groundwater, and even warming the globe’s climate. As a hungry world looks ahead to billions more mouths needing nitrogen-rich protein, how much clean water and air will survive our demand for fertile fields?... http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/05/fertilized-world/charles-text


                                            INDEPTH REPORT

GRAIN, September 16, 2014
AFRICA'S AG GIANTS "GREEN" REVOLUTION
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AFRICA' BURGEONING CHEMICAL FERTILISER RUSH 

http://www.grain.org/bulletin_board/entries/5008-the-political-economy-of-africa-s-burgeoning-chemical-fertiliser-rush


 

Earth Policy Institute, January 08, 2014
▶  MANY COUNTRIES REACHING DIMINISHING RETURNS IN INDUSTRIAL FERTILIZER USE. Despite this U.S. advantage in fertilizer use efficiency over China, over-application poses serious pollution problems in both countries. Fertilizer runoff from the U.S. Corn Belt, for example, contributes heavily to an annual oxygen-starved “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico—an area where sea life cannot exist, which in some years grows to the size of New Jersey. http://www.earthpolicy.org/data_highlights/2014/highlights43


February 18, 2013 Common Dream

▶  INDUSTRIAL CORPORATE AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION - NEW UNDP REPORT https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2


August 1, 2013 Huffington Post Green
▶  THE KILLING FIELDS: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE, DEAD ZONES AND GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-kucinich/the-killing-fields-indust_b_3678515.html


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


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

 

Grist, January 4, 2014
▶  POULTRY MATTERS:  WHAT DO DO WITH ALL THE CHICKEN SHIT?
Report from the Pew Charitable Trusts on the chicken industry. Nitrogen and phosphorous runoff from agricultural activity is a major source of water pollution in many parts of the country. In the Chesapeake Bay watershed, half of the phosphorous and 40 percent of the excess nitrogen result from agricultural runoff, leading to algae blooms and destructive conditions for the bay’s legendary fish, oysters, and crabs... http://grist.org/food/poultry-matter-what-to-do-with-all-that-chicken-shit/

                                              ORIGINAL REPORT

Pew Environmental Trust, December 20, 2013
▶  THE BUSINESS OF BROILERS: HIDDEN COSTS OF PUTTING A CHICKEN ON EVERY GRILL http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/reports/the-business-of-broilers-hidden-costs-of-putting-a-chicken-on-every-grill-85899528152

 

                                                     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

 


Terra Daily, October 16, 2013
▶  UNREGULATED, AGRICULTURAL AMMONIA THREATENS 38 U.S. NATIONAL PARKS' ECOLOGY http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Unregulated_agricultural_ammonia_threatens_national_parks_ecology_999.html



cleveland.com, November 19, 2014
▶  CONGRESS HOLDS HEARING ON ALGAE CONTAMINATION OF LAKE ERIE DRINKING WATER  http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2014/11/congress_holds_hearing_on_alga.html


Great Lakes Echo, November 1, 2014
▶  LAKE ERIE ISN'T ONLY LAKE WITH ALGAE HEADACHES:  LAKE ONTARIO ALSO ON THE HOOK: AG FERTILIZER RUNOFF http://greatlakesecho.org/2014/11/03/lake-erie-isnt-only-lake-with-algae-headaches-lake-ontario-also-on-the-hook/


July 5,2013 NPR

▶  WHAT IS FARM RUNOFF DOING TO THE WATER? http://www.kccu.org/post/what-farm-runoff-doing-water-scientists-wade


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

 

 

                       BREAKING NATURAL CYCLES OF LIFE

                     Vermont Public Radio, Januaryh 2, 2013
▶  HOW MASS-PRODUCED MEAT TURNED PHOSPHORUS INTO POLLUTION http://digital.vpr.net/post/how-mass-produced-meat-turned-phosphorus-pollution

 

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

 

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


 

August 8, 2013 QUESTScience

▶  FARMERS FIGHT BACK AGAINST TOXIC ALGAL BLOOMS FROM FERTILIZER RUNOFF http://science.kqed.org/quest/audio/farmers-fight-back-against-toxic-algal-blooms/

 

June 24, 2013 National Geographic

▶  BIGGEST DEAD ZONE EVER FORECAST IN GULF OF MEXICO http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/06/130621-dead-zone-biggest-gulf-of-mexico-science-environment/



MANGROVES, REEFS, FORESTS AND DUNES BEING OBLITERATED http://sco.lt/6tnLLF


 Mongabay, July 14, 2014
▶  TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING:  INDUSTRIAL FERTILIZER 'ONE OF THE THREE MAJOR DRIVERS OF BIODIVERSITY LOSS THIS CENTURY' http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0714-sutherland-fertilizer-grasslands.html




  ▶  UN: THE ERA OF EVER-LASTING PRODUCTION BASED ON MAXIMIZING PROFITS HAS REACHED ITS LIMITS http://sco.lt/6C3RoH


▶  SCIENTIFIC PAPER ARGUES AGAINST FACTORY FARM "FEEDING THE WORLD" - MASSIVE POLLUTION OF OUR WATERWAYS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995263792/scientific-paper-argues-against-factory-farms-feeding-the-world

 

 

 

Treehugger, October 9, 2013
▶  ARE BIOFUELS CONTRIBUTING TO DEAD ZONES? http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/are-biofuels-still-contributing-dead-zone.html


ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT: GazetteNet, November 5, 2013

-▶  BIO-ETHANOL FUEL: THE SECRET DIRTY COST OF OBAMA'S GREEN POWER PUSH.  Five million acres of land set aside for conservation — more than Yellowstone, Everglades and Yosemite National Parks combined — have vanished on Obama’s watch. Landowners filled in wetlands. They plowed into pristine prairies, releasing carbon dioxide that had been locked in the soil. Sprayers pumped out billions of pounds of fertilizer, some of which seeped into drinking water, contaminated rivers and worsened the huge dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico where marine life can’t survive. ... 15 million more acres of corn were planted last year than before the ethanol boom http://www.gazettenet.com/home/9190243-95/the-secret-dirty-cost-of-obamas-green-power-push

 

▶  FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUEL WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X

 

 

 

StarNews Online, October 8, 2013

▶  MASSIVE FISH KILL CONTINUES ON NEUSE RIVER, CAROLINA http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20131008/ARTICLES/131009718?p=2&tc=pg

 

▶  WHY ARE MILLIONS OF FISH SUDDENLY DYING IN MASS DEATH?  http://banoosh.com/blog/2013/08/12/why-are-millions-of-fish-suddenly-dying-in-mass-death-events-all-over-the-planet/

 

April 2, 2013 Science Daily

▶  INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZER USE RESPONSIBLE FOR INCREASE IN NITROUS OXIDE IN ATMOSPHERE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120402144930.htm

 

Terra Daily, October 28, 2013
▶  INCREASING TOXICITY OF ALGAL BLOOMS TIED TO NUTRIENT ENRICHMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Increasing_toxicity_of_algal_blooms_tied_to_nutrient_enrichment_and_climate_change_999.html

 

The Guardian Science, November 2, 2013
▶  FROM FERTILIZER TO ZYKLONB: 100 YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY THAT BROUGHT LIFE AND DEATH http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/nov/03/fritz-haber-fertiliser-ammonia-centenary

 


Environmental Working Group, November 4, 2013
▶  BIPARTISAN COALITION WOULD LINK LAND CONSERVATION TO 2013 FARM SUBSIDIES http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/11/bipartisan-support-compliance

 

The Nation, October 31, 2013
▶  POT-GROWING PESTICIDES PLAYING HAVOC WITH ENVIRONMENT
Thanks to the drug’s illegal status, marijuana farms are not regulated—with serious costs to water and wildlife.
http://www.thenation.com/article/176955/pot-growing-bad-environment#

 

NJToday.Net, November 24, 2013
▶  NEW JERSEY, USA: NO-FERTILIZER LAW GOES 'GREENER' FOR WINTER LAWNS http://njtoday.net/2013/11/24/the-state-were-in-new-fertilizer-law-goes-greener/


▶  U.S. OHIO SENATE BILL SEEKS TO CURB SYNTHETIC FERTILIZER RUN OFF http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/


▶  DUTCH GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES NITROGEN-REDUCTION BILL FOR NATURE AREAS  http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Dutch_government_introduces_nitrogen-reduction_bill_for_nature_areas_999.html

 

 

 

▶  HUMAN ACTIVITY IS LINKED TO MASS DOLPHIN DEATHS. "The immune systems of many marine mammals, especially coastal species like bottlenose dolphins, can be negatively affected by factors such as agricultural runoff, persistent organic pollutants (e.g., PCBs, DDT) and other contaminants," http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/359799


August 21, 2013 Environment News Service
▶  FLORIDA WATERS ALIVE WITH TOXIC ALGAE, TOXIC POLITICS
Sickening people and killing dolphins, manatees, birds and fish http://ens-newswire.com/2013/08/21/florida-waters-alive-with-toxic-algae-toxic-politics/

 


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

 

                                                         VIDEO

                               July 4, 2013 Guardian Environment
CHINA'S LARGEST ALGAE BLOOM TURNS THE YELLOW SEA GREEN http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/04/china-algal-bloom-yellow-sea-green

 

June 29, 2013 Shanghai Daily
▶  THE DAY THAT THE RIVER TURNED BLACK http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2013/06/29/The%2Bday%2Bthat%2Bthe%2Briver%2Bturned%2Bblack/


 

▶  THE NEXT GREEN REVOLUTION - THIS TIME WITHOUT FOSSIL FUELS AND LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/7yl1s1

 

June 23, 2013 Climate & Capitalism

▶  UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/06/24/biggest-dead-zone-ever-coming-to-the-gulf-of-mexico/

 

July 16, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business
▶  THE SCIENTIST AND STARTUPS CONVERTING WASTE WATER INTO CLEAN ENERGY http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/waste-water-convert-clean-energy

 


 

 ▶  FROM 'FERTILIZER TO FORK': INDUSTRIAL FOOD ACCOUNTS FOR A QUARTER OF THE WORLD'S GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS http://sco.lt/5kCdfd

 

 ▶  THE HUNGER GAMES: HOW UK AND USA GOVERNMENTS SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY http://sco.lt/6UGd17

 

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

 

 Feb 6, 2012 = YES Magazine

▶  GOING BEYOND ORGANIC, A NEW GENERATION OF FARMERS IS NURTURING NATURE AS WELL AS CROPS http://sco.lt/7uZHJR


 

                               WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                            The Water Crisis

                                         http://sco.lt/53HMPJ



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

 

 

 

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Benny Haoxiang Liang's curator insight, December 11, 2013 8:47 PM

The econimic contrast between Africa, the United States, and China is staggering.  From using by far excessive amounts of fertilizer in China, measured in hundreds of pounds per acre, to Africa, where the amount used is measured in handfuls.  Overuse of fertilizer is an issue that definitely needs to be addressed.  Algal blooms flowing down rivers have the potential to cripple the economies of sea-driven towns.

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The Hunger Games - How UK, USA Support For Big Agribusiness Is Fueling Poverty

The Hunger Games - How UK, USA  Support For Big Agribusiness Is Fueling Poverty | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it


 14 Jan 2013 World Development Movement

MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS' HUNGER GAMES

The UK government is yet again undermining grassroots poverty alleviation by channelling UK aid towards huge agribusiness. The Hunger Games, a report recently published by War on Want, criticises the Department for International Development (DfID) for working with the ‘who’s who’ of agrochemical and GM seed companies including Monsanto, Unilever and Syngenta.

   In coalition with these companies, DfID is funding dodgy agricultural initiatives such as the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). This initiative in particular seeks to “trigger a uniquely African green revolution” by promoting networks of GM seed and agrochemical providers to small farmers.... http://www.wdm.org.uk/multinational-corporations/hunger-games

 ▶ REPORT: THE HUNGER GAMES 2012 - DOWNLOAD.pdf http://www.waronwant.org/attachments/The%20Hunger%20Games%202012.pdf


farmlandgrab.org, April 01, 2014

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



ReliefWeb, October 13, 2014
2014 HUNGER INDEX:  THE CHALLENGE OF HIDDEN HUNGER. Report says food quality is equally important as quantity. A staggering 2 billion people get so little essential vitamins and minerals from the foods they eat that they remain undernourished, according to the 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI) being released today by the International Food Policy Research Institute, Welthungerhilfe, and Concern Worldwide.
http://reliefweb.int/report/world/2014-global-hunger-index-challenge-hidden-hunger


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


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


ReliefWeb, October 13, 2014
▶ UN CUTS SYRIA FOOD AID BY 40% OVER FUNDING SHORTFALL: AS WALL STREET PROFITS SOAR http://reliefweb.int/report/syrian-arab-republic/un-cuts-syria-food-aid-over-funding-shortfall-official


Guardian, July 02, 2014
WALL STREET SKYROCKETS: 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



                 SEED IS LIFE.  SOIL IS LIFE.  WATER IS LIFE

                 "Climate Smart Agriculture" as a Trojan Horse

                                   http://sco.lt/5WLUAr


La Via Campesina, September 23, 2014

▶ UNMASKING BIG CORPORATE  "CLIMATE SMART" AGRICULTURE http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/actions-and-events-mainmenu-26/1670-un-masking-climate-smart-agriculture


BEWARE OF A CALL FOR A "GREENER REVOLUTION' CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF GLOBAL FOOD SUPPLY  http://sco.lt/7sYm1Z


                                                     WATCH

             THE MYTH OF THE AFRICAN 'GREEN REVOLUTION'  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1562042292/the-myth-of-the-african-green-revolution-video-vandana-shiva


The Ecologist, September 22, 2014
COCA-COLA IS NOT THE SOLUTION TO HUNGER IN AFRICA http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2563446/cocacola_is_not_the_solution_to_hunger_in_africa.html


PR Watch, May 25, 2012

HOW THE U.S. SOLD AFRICA TO MULTINATIONALS LIKE MONSANTO, CARGILL, DUPONT, PEPSICO AND OTHERS http://www.prwatch.org/news/2012/05/11530/how-us-sold-africa-multinationals-monsanto-cargill-dupont-pepsico-and-others


INTERNATIONAL FOOD AID: DUPONT, MONSANTO AND OBAMA VERSUS THE WORLD'S FAMILY FARMERS http://sco.lt/7IhzBB


 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


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

 

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


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


 

            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

 

 ▶ 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


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                               FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY

MEETING THE OBJECTIVE...OR FEEDING THE BIG AG BIOTECH        CHEMICAL CARTEL GRAVY TRAIN? http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ


                              HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD"

                                      http://sco.lt/6fKNnN


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▶  AMERICANS EAT THE CHEAPEST FOOD IN THE WORLD, BUT WHAT IS IT REALLY COSTING US? OBESITY PLUS  http://sco.lt/6nvbQf


 ▶  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

                                             Moyers & Company

                HUNGER, OBESITY AND SOARING CORPORATE PROFITS

                                             http://sco.lt/6qmBV3

 

 

                  SOMETHING IS VERY WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE: 

MULTI-NATIONAL FOOD COMPANIES AND AGRICULTURE ARE MAKING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN PROFITS, WALL STREET HITS AN ALL TIME HIGH...AND THIS ......
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


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

 

 

                                                   A VIP READ:

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

 

                                                     WATCH

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


 

 

BEWARE OF A CALL FOR A "GREENER REVOLUTION' CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF GLOBAL FOOD SUPPLY  http://sco.lt/7sYm1Z

 

                                                     WATCH

THE MYTH OF THE AFRICAN 'GREEN REVOLUTION'  - Vandana Shiva http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1562042292/the-myth-of-the-african-green-revolution-video-vandana-shiva


-▶ TURNING AFRICA INTO A GMO BONANZA FOR GIANT CORPORATIONS: FOREIGN TAKEOVER OF THE FUTURE OF FARMING IN AFRICA  http://sco.lt/6qmM1R

 

                                                AFRICA - SOLD:

OBAMA PUTS BIG 6 CHEMICAL GMO GIANTS IN CHARGE OF 'ENDING HUNGER' IN AFRICA http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1837261743/africa-sold-obama-puts-big-6-chemical-gmo-giants-in-charge-of-ending-hunger-in-africa

 

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

 

May 21, 2013 Jeffrey Hollender

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

 

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

 

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/

 

                          AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM?

        CORPORATE PROFITS vs SMALLHOLDER FARMER INTERESTS

                                           http://sco.lt/8JKbIn

 

PR Watch, May 25, 2012

HOW THE U.S. SOLD AFRICA TO MULTINATIONALS LIKE MONSANTO, CARGILL, DUPONT, PEPSICO AND OTHERS http://www.prwatch.org/news/2012/05/11530/how-us-sold-africa-multinationals-monsanto-cargill-dupont-pepsico-and-others

 

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

 

                                                       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

 

August 15, 2013 War on Want

AFRICAN FOOD SOVEREIGNTY UNDER ATTACK BY CORPORATE INTERESTS  http://www.waronwant.org/news/latest-news/17964-food-sovereignty-under-attack-by-corporate-interests



                              WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA

                                              http://sco.lt/7znTf7


 

THE GLOBAL BIOTECH CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF AFRICA: WHO BENEFITS, WHO LOSES?  http://sco.lt/7TWVwP

 

June 28, 2013 Nation Of Change

COMMERCIAL COLONISATION OF AFRICA: Driven overwhelmingly by self-interest and profit, the current crop of "investors" differ little from their colonial ancestors. http://www.nationofchange.org/commercial-colonisation-africa-1372434364

 

                                                           WATCH

                                                       Global Voices

                                       How Do You Feed The World?
                                        LANDRUSH:  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/



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


June 22, 2013 Global Reseach
BIOTECHNOLOGY, GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS AND THE DESTRUCTION OF THE LOCAL ECONOMY http://www.globalresearch.ca/biotechnology-genetically-modified-crops-and-the-destruction-of-the-local-economy/5340058

 

 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

 

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

 

 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/

 

 

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                                                        G8

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 March 11, 2013 GRAIN —
THE G8 AND LAND GRABS IN AFRICA http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4663-the-g8-and-land-grabs-in-africa

 

 Redress Information & Analysis , June 27 2013

THE G8’s COMMERCIAL COLONIZATION OF AFRICA http://www.redressonline.com/2013/06/the-g8s-commercial-colonization-of-africa/

 

 July 3, 2013 World Development Movement
AFRICAN GROUPS REJECT G8 CORPORATE FOOD PLAN AS 'COLONIALISM' http://www.wdm.org.uk/multinational-corporations/african-groups-reject-g8-corporate-food-plan-%E2%80%98colonialism%E2%80%99

 

 June 7, 2013 Guardian

G8's NEW ALLIANCE FOR FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION IS A FLAWED PROJECT. The UK government claims to be commited to ending hunger yet supports a scheme that, billed as good for Africa, is anything but http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/jun/07/g8-new-alliance-flawed-project

 

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

 

June 21, 2013 Food Crisis and The Global Land Grab
REPORT: WILL THE NEW US-LED G8 ALLIANCE HELP OR INCREASE AFRICA'S POOR - Critics say this seemingly noble effort - among wealthy nations, African leaders and international corporations - to increase private sector investment in agriculture, is precisely the problem. Several NGOs and civil society organisations say this solution focuses too heavily on private investment and is the wrong solution to a complex and growing hunger crisis. Among the concerns is that smallholder farmers could be pushed out of their land to make way for large, powerful international corporations. - See more at: http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22241#sthash.qbAs02Ik.dpuf Will the New Alliance help Africa's poor? http://ow.ly/msJax

 

 ▶ THE GMO JUGGERNAUT: FULL LIST OF COMPANIES INVOLVED IN G8's MULTI-NATIONAL GMO TAKEOVER:  All Powerful Corporations Form Global Cartel to push genetically engineered, biotech food onto the world. Full Listing of Participants http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=New_Alliance_for_Food_Security_and_Nutrition

 

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

 

July 18, 2013 Sahara Reporter
AFRICA UNDER PRESSURE TO ACCEPT GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD AND MONCULTURE FARMING SAYS NNIMMO BASSEY http://saharareporters.com/video/africa-under-pressure-accept-gmos-says-nnimmo-bassey

 

TURNING AFRICA INTO A GMO BONANZA FOR GIANT CORPORATIONS: FOREIGN TAKEOVER OF THE FUTURE OF FARMING IN AFRICA http://sco.lt/7CNCwj

 

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

 

 June 24, 2013 Guardian
GM CROPS WON'T HELP FARMERS - UK IS WRONG http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/jun/24/gm-crops-african-farmers

 

 ▶ THIS YOU MUST KNOW....  U.S. GOVERNMENT AGGRESSIVELY BACKS MONSANTO'S THRUST FOR CONTROL OF GLOBAL FOOD SUPPLY  http://sco.lt/9GmoHx

 

June 21, 2013 Mail Online
WHY DID THE UK TORY MINISTERS CHANGE THEIR TUNE ON GM FOOD?  THE SECRET SUMMIT OF THE BIOTECH LOBBY GIANTS http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2346246/Why-did-Tories-change-tune-GM-food-We-expose-secret-summit-slick-lobbyists-bio-tech-giants-seduced-willing-Ministers.html

 

June 20, 2013 Guardian Environment

PROPAGANDA FOR AGRIBUSINESS? UK SHOULD PROVIDE GM CROP TECHNOLOGY TO POOR COUNTRIES http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jun/20/gm-crops-food-crisis-owen-paterson

 

 

                                                     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

 

 

U.S. GOVERNMENT AGGRESSIVELY BACKS AND PROMOTES MONSANTO'S THRUST FOR CONTROL OF GLOBAL FOOD SUPPLY http://sco.lt/8RhvPt

 

THRU THE BACK DOOR: MEGA BIOTECH GIANTS USE NEW USA-EU TRADE DEAL TO DESTROY GMO SAFEGUARDS http://sco.lt/8E3Xsn

 

WIKILEAKS CABLE:  THE US STATE DEPT'S GLOBAL BIOTECH GMO OUTREACH PROGRAM - ARM-TWISTING FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS WITH 'TRADE WARS'  http://sco.lt/52rirp

 

                                                       VIDEO:

                  USAID PUSHES MONSANTO GMO CORN ON NEPAL

                                            http://sco.lt/7TIxLl

 

USA AND OBAMA PUSHES GM FOODS ON GHANA, AFRICA:  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1810977040/usa-and-obama-pushes-gm-foods-on-ghana-africa-is-monsanto-running-the-us-govt-usda-and-fda

 

 DW.DE English, October 28, 2013

FIGHTING HUNGER THROUGH SUSTAINABLE FARMING

Until now, many have believed that intensive farming is the answer to famine and malnutrition around the world. But now experts are challenging this idea, propagating quality and variety over quantity.

http://www.dw.de/fighting-hunger-through-sustainable-farming/a-17186491



 

SEED PATENTS AND CONTROL OF GLOBAL  FOOD SUPPLY http://sco.lt/7YRIif

 

 ▶ LAND GRABBING AND THE GREAT FOOD / BIOFUEL ROBBERY  - A NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM  http://sco.lt/7bBke1

 


▶  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

 

▶  OBAMA & CONGRESS WILL CONTINUE DEREGULATION ON GENETIC & BIOTECH FOR FINANCIAL GAINS: Pharmaceutical, Agriculture and Chemical Industries Get a Free Pass.   http://occupycorporatism.com/obama-congress-will-continue-genetic-biotech-relationship-for-financial-gains/

 

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


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

 

April 23, 2013

INDIAN GOVERNMENT SNEAKS IN DEEPLY FLAWED BIOTECH BILL GIVING FREE REIN TO INDUSTRY http://www.gmfreein.org/content/govt-betrays-nation-earth-day-tables-deeply-flawed-biotech-regulatory-authority-india-brai-0

 

 May 2013 National Geographic

THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZER

If we don’t watch out, agriculture could destroy our planet. Here’s how to grow all the food we need with fewer chemicals.

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/05/fertilized-world/charles-text

 

 April 24, 2013 EurActive
USA PLAN FOR EU-STYLE FOOD AID POLICY SEEN AS BOOST FOR LOCAL FARMERS AND NUTRITION http://www.euractiv.com/specialreport-nutrition-child-su/us-shift-eu-food-aid-policy-seen-news-519329?utm_source=EurActiv%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=227a546ac6-newsletter_agriculture__food&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bab5f0ea4e-227a546ac6-245661818

 


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             CORPORATE "PHILANTHROPY" AND BILL GATES

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Humanosphere, October 13, 2014
CRITICS SAY GATES FOUNDATION' AGRICULTURE PROGRAM WON'T HELP POOR FARMERS http://www.humanosphere.org/social-business/2014/10/critics-say-gates-foundations-agriculture-program-wont-help-poor-farmers/



THIS GRAND EXPERIMENT ON HUMAN BEINGS HAS TO STOP: Bill Gates Funds Risky, Untested, Unregulated Vitamin Fortified GMO Crops. http://sco.lt/5uWAW9

 

                                                         VIDEO:

               THE CHARITABLE-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX - PETER BUFFET

                                            http://sco.lt/6u5osj

 

BILL GATES, MONSANTO AND EUGENICS: HOW ONE OF THE WORLD'S WEALTHIEST MEN IS ACTIVELY PROMOTING A GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD  CORPORATE COUP D'ETAT http://sco.lt/8Csev3

 

 ▶ GATES AS A TROJAN HORSE FOR BIOTECH CARTEL: POURS MILLIONS INTO GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS IN SUB-SAHARA AFRICA 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


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

 

 

SEE: AFRICA'S "GREEN" REVOLUTION

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

 

MORE ON THE FIGHT FOR THE FOOD SOUL OF AFRICA

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

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=AFRICA


OXFAM: WORLD'S LARGEST FOOD COMPANIES CREATING LEGACY OF DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6sSzK5

 

HOW THE JUNK FOOD INDUSTRY HAS ENCOURAGED US TO EAT OURSELVES TO DEATH http://sco.lt/6xAPtx

 

 

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Do We Need A Genetic Bill of Rights? Beyond GMOs. The Rise of Synthetic Biology. Patenting Life

Do We Need A Genetic Bill of Rights? Beyond GMOs. The Rise of Synthetic Biology. Patenting Life | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it



                             THIS IS VERY SERIOUS STUFF

                  WORTHY OF YOUR DEEP CONSIDERATION


TINKERING WITH THE BIOLOGICAL MAKEUP OF HUMANS AND THE NATURAL WORLD IS NOT A "SPORT".  THERE IS NO BASELINE FOR POTENTIAL IMPACTS ON OUR WILDLIFE, ENVIRONMENT AND OUR HEALTH. NO REGULATION, NO LABELING, LITTLE OVERSIGHT AND ONCE RELEASED INTO OUR ENVIRONMENT IT MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE TO RECALL. JUST BECAUSE WE CAN DOES NOT MEAN WE SHOULD.  FREE LICENSE WITHOUT RESPONSIBILITY COULD CREATE YET IRREVERSIBLE AND UNKNOWN CONSEQUENCES.


Guardian Sustainable Business, December 17, 2014
▶  TECHNOLOGY IS READY FOR SYNTHETIC FOODS.  ARE YOU?  UNLABELED, UNREGULATED. A new era of so-called “extreme” genetic engineering is already dawning in grocery aisles

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/dec/17/synthetic-foods-technology-labeling-gmo


Ensia, September 18, 2014
▶  A NEW GENERATION OF GMOs: IS SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY ON ITS WAY TO OUR FARMS, MARKETS AND TABLES?  UNREGULATED, UNLABELED !! http://ensia.com/features/a-new-generation-of-gmos/


Farm Futures, February 18, 2015
 -▶ U.S. AG GROUPS PRESS EU ON 13 PENDING APPROVALS  http://farmfutures.com/story-ag-groups-press-eu-13-pending-biotech-approvals-17-124146

 

The Atlantic, September 25, 2014
 -▶ BEYOND GMOs:  THE RISE OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY. Experts consulted for a recent report from the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Synthetic Biology Project say potential risks demanding more research range from the creation of “new or more vigorous pests and pathogens” to “causing irreparable loss or changes in species diversity or genetic diversity within species.” http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/09/beyond-gmos-the-rise-of-synthetic-biology/380770/?single_page=true


Center for Food Safety, January 26, 2015
PATENTING TREES: NEW GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREE TO AVOID FEDERAL OVERSIGHT COMPLETELY http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/3713/new-genetically-engineered-tree-to-avoid-federal-oversight-completely#

        

                                  New York Times, January 01, 2015
 -▶ BY 'EDITING' PLANT GENES, COMPANIES AVOID REGULATION... They are using a technical loophole so that what are clearly genetically engineered crops and organisms are escaping regulation,” said Michael Hansen, a senior scientist at Consumers Union ... “can have all sorts of ecological impact and no one is required to look at it.”  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/02/business/energy-environment/a-gray-area-in-regulation-of-genetically-modified-crops.html


SYNTHETIC GROCERIES:  EXTREME GMOs ARE COMING TO FOOD AND COSMETICS:  UNTESTED, UNREGULATED, UNLABELED. Your skin will absorb these SROs into your body.  There has been no peer review research conducted and no-one knows what impact they will have on both human and environmental health. http://www.syntheticisnotnatural.com/ecover-petition/ecover-synthetic-biology-natural-food/


New York Times, May 30, 2014

▶ CORPORATIONS QUIETLY INSERTING UNTESTED SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY INTO HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/31/business/biofuel-tools-applied-to-household-soaps.html



 ▶  INTRODUCING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ANIMALS INTO OUR ENVIRONMENT AND BODIES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2241145898/introducing-genetically-engineered-animals-into-our-environment-and-bodiesl


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



Center for Food Safety, November 07, 2014
 -▶ POORLY TESTED GENE SILENCING TECHNOLOGY TO QUIETLY ENTER FOOD SUPPLY WITH SIMPLOT POTATO -- UNLABELED

 http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/3594/poorly-tested-gene-silencing-technology-to-enter-food-supply-with-simplot-potato#



▶ TRANSGENES -- MOVING WITHOUT CONTROL

To the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety: Urgent request to address and halt the spread of genetically organisms into the environment! http://www.stop-the-spread-of-transgenes.org/


Responsible Innovation June 12, 2014
 -▶ SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY: MISSING THE POINT http://jackstilgoe.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/letter-to-nature/


March 13, 2012 - Washington Post
▶  ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS CALL FOR TIGHTER REGULATION OF 'EXTREME GENETIC ENGINEERING' http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/environmental-groups-call-for-tighter-regulation-of-extreme-genetic-engineering/2012/03/13/gIQAzKPZAS_story.html

 

Council for Responsible Genetics

▶  UNDERSTANDING THE ETHICAL, LEGAL, SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

 The purpose of the Genetic Bill of Rights is to introduce a global dialogue on the fundamental values that have been put at risk by new applications of genetics. A basic set of common principles is essential for creating a framework for understanding the ethical, legal, social and environmental implications of biotechnology.

New genetic technologies pose unprecedented challenges to human integrity, individual liberty and the health of the biosphere. Since the questions that these technologies raise affect all of us, there is a pressing need to ensure the public is brought into the process of regulation and governance.... http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/Projects/CurrentProject.aspx?projectId=5


Biosafety Information Centre, October 28, 2014
▶ CBD PARTIES URGED TO REGULATE SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY
The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) held its 12th Conference of the Parties (COP 12) from 6-17 October 2014, in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea.  In a significant decision on synthetic biology, COP 12 urged Parties to take a precautionary approach, and to establish effective measures to regulate the environmental release of any organisms, components or products resulting from synthetic biology techniques... http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1106


SynBioWatch, October 20, 2014
-▶ 194 COUNTRIES URGE REGULATION OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY NOW  In a unanimous decision of 194 countries, the United Nation’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) today formally urged nation states to regulate synthetic biology (SynBio), a new extreme form of genetic engineering... http://www.synbiowatch.org/2014/10/regulate-synthetic-biology-now-194-countries/


Friends of the Earth, March 13, 2012
 -▶ GLOBAL COALITION CALLS FOR OVERSIGHT OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY http://www.foe.org/news/archives/2012-03-global-coalition-calls-oversight-synthetic-biology



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                                                  GENE DRIVES

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The Boston Globe, July 17, 2014
 -▶ HARVARD SCIENTISTS WANT GENE-MANIPULATION DEBATE   http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/science/2014/07/17/harvard-scientists-propose-gene-technology-that-could-alter-organisms-wild/Ae4XBtXhwOLOeKPQlabbcP/story.html The Harvard group, in a paper published in the journal eLife, described a technology called a “gene drive.” It would allow scientists to make changes to the DNA of organisms that would spread rapidly in the wild.

                                        ORIGINAL REPORT

                                          eLife, July 17, 2014
CONCERNING RNA-GUIDED GENE DRIVES FOR THE ALTERATION OF WILD POPULATIONS.
RNA-guided gene drives could potentially prevent the spread of disease, support agriculture by reversing pesticide and herbicide resistance in insects and weeds, and control damaging invasive species. However, the possibility of unwanted ecological effects and near-certainty of spread across political borders demand careful assessment of each potential application. We call for thoughtful, inclusive, and well-informed public discussions to explore the responsible use of this currently theoretical technology. http://elifesciences.org/content/3/e03401


Biosafety Information Centre, November 24, 2014
 -▶ ALTERING WILD POPULATIONS THROUGH "GENE DRIVES" - WEIGHING THE RISKS. Because gene drives offer the prospect of manipulating many generations of a wild species, the risks have to be very carefully weighed against the potential benefits. In a paper published in the journal eLife, scientists from Havard call for public debate on gene drives. Given the potential for gene drives to alter entire wild populations and therefore ecosystems, they affirm that the development of this technology must include robust safeguards and methods of control.   http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1117


Science, July 17, 2014
 -▶ REGULATING GENE DRIVES. Genes in sexually reproducing organisms normally have, on average, a 50% chance of being inherited, but some genes have a higher chance of being inherited. These genes can increase in relative frequency in a population even if they reduce the odds that each organism will reproduce. Aided by technological advances, scientists are investigating how populations might be altered by adding, disrupting, or editing genes or suppressed by propagating traits that reduce reproductive capacity (1, 2). Potential beneficial uses of such “gene drives” include reprogramming mosquito genomes to eliminate malaria, reversing the development of pesticide and herbicide resistance, and locally eradicating invasive species. However, drives may present environmental and security challenges as well as benefits.   http://www.sciencemag.org/content/345/6197/626


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Wired, December 21, 2014
-▶ BIOCHEMISTS ARE TURNING GENETICALLY MODIFIED YEAST INTO PERFUME AND OPOIDS  http://www.wired.com/2014/12/genetically-modified-yeast/


SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY ON OUR SHELVES

Alien E. coli, smart probiotics and a busy year for yeast – 2015 will see synthetic biology really hit the market. Designed on computer and put to work in vats, engineered yeasts will be churning out food flavourings, health supplements and life-saving drugs currently obtainable only from rare plants. Several of these projects are now making the jump from pilot studies to industrial production.

Swiss biotech firm Evolva, for example, is teaming up with Canadian food company Cargill to market steviol glycosides that were produced in yeast. The increasingly popular zero-calorie natural sweetener is usually extracted from the plant Stevia rebaudiana.

US firm Synlogic is going one step further. Rather than swallowing the products of synthetic organisms they want us to ingest the smart bugs themselves. Next year, Synlogic will begin testing its engineered probiotic bacteria, designed to move through the gut on search-and-destroy missions, policing the gut microbiome by activating certain genes in the presence of less-welcome bacteria.

As these synthetic organisms start to proliferate, we need to make sure they are kept under control. That means continuing to work on creating bacteria that can only grow in specific environments. One team, for example, is expected to announce a synthetic version of Escherichia coli that can only grow when surrounded by artificial amino acids. Douglas Heaven


New York Times, October 20, 2013

-▶  SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY:  EXOTIC SPICES MADE FROM RE-ENGINEERED YEAST THREATENING NATURAL SMALL WORLD FARMERS http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/21/business/whats-that-smell-exotic-scents-made-from-re-engineered-yeast.html?emc=edit_tnt_20131020&tntemail0=y&_r=0


                                                       VIDEO

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


                                        LIFE IS NOT A COMPUTER

                                   Seattle Times, November 27, 2013 -

-▶  REMOVING THE SOUL FROM HUMAN LIFE: -- BIOTECH  BUILDS CELLS LIKE YOU BUILD AN APP

http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2022349958_biofactoriesappsxml.html?syndication=rss


                                                   VIDEO REPORT
                                              France24, May 19, 2014
                            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/


                                                   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/


SciDev.Net, October 10, 2012

▶  THE CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY URGES PRECAUTION IN EMERGING FIELD OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY, CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING http://www.scidev.net/global/fisheries/news/biodiversity-meeting-calls-for-more-science-based-information-.html


Inter Press Service, October 09, 2014
-▶ SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY COULD OPEN A WHOLE NEW CAN OF WORMS. While biotechnology has been portrayed as a panacea for climate change and other societal ills, critics say these claims are largely unproven. “We are recommending a moratorium on the environmental release and the commercial use of synthetic biology, specifically because of the lack of international regulations and virtual lack of environmental and safety assessments anywhere in the world..." http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/synthetic-biology-could-open-a-whole-new-can-of-worms/

Biosafety Information Centre, October 09, 2014
http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1100


▶ STOP THE SPREAD OF TRANSGENES: Start of an international call to stop uncontrolled genetically engineered organisms spreading  into the environment!  http://www.stop-the-spread-of-transgenes.org/?q=node/21


                                               VIDEO REPORT
                             PBS Newshour, September 23, 2014
HACKERS BREACH BIOLOGY THRESHOLD TO TRANSFORM AND CREATE NEW LIFE -- ALTERING LIFE WITH NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT. What Impact Will they Have When Released Into Natural Environment? Can They Be Recalled If Cross-Contamination results?  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/hackers-breach-biology-transform-life-building-material/


 ▶ 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


                                            BAN GMOs NOW

                  A Special Report: Institute of Science in Society

                                        http://sco.lt/510SOX



 -▶ OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ISSUES "BIOECONOMY BLUEPRINT:  Climate Connections http://climate-connections.org/2012/04/30/obama-administration-issues-bioeconomy-blueprint/


May 5, 2012

-▶ OBAMA'S BIOECONOMY BLUEPRINT PROMOTES A GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED, SYNTHETIC BIOTECH FUTURE - Through THE NATIONAL BIOECONOMY BLUEPRINT the Obama administration is seeking to support genetic engineering as a main component of “American innovation and economic growth”... .... http://occupycorporatism.com/obamas-bioeconomy-promotes-a-genetically-engineered-future/


-▶  OBAMA'S BIOECONOMY PROMOTES A GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FUTURE - FAST TRACKING APPROVALS, WAIVING REGULATIONS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3834276755/obama-s-bioeconomy-promotes-a-genetically-engineered-future-fast-tracking-approvals-waiving-regulations


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 -▶  HUMAN GENES ENGINEERED INTO EXPERIMENTAL GMO RICE BEING GROWN IN KANSAS http://www.naturalnews.com


June 13, 2013 Reuters
-▶ USA SUPREME COURT SAYS SYNTHETIC  BUT NOT HUMAN EXTRACTED DNA CAN BE PATENTED - URGED BY OBAMA ADMINISTRATION http://preview.reuters.com/2013/6/13/us-top-court-says-extracted-human-dna-cannot-be


Mail OnLine, February 06, 2014
 -▶  WORLD'S FIRST GENETICALLY MODIFIED BABIES BORN IN U.S. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-43767/Worlds-GM-babies-born.html#ixzz2Y86dcHec

 

New York Times, February 23, 2014
GENETICALLY MODIFIED BABIES:  FDA CONSIDERING APPROVAL OF RADICAL BIOLOGICAL PROCEDURES-- THIS WEEK  The F.D.A. calls them mitochondrial manipulation technologies. This is a dangerous step. These techniques would change every cell in the bodies of children born as a result of their use, and these alterations would be passed down to future generations. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/24/opinion/genetically-modified-babies.html


Science Insider, October 3, 2013
▶  COMPANY'S 'DESIGNER BABY' PATENT DIVIDE BIO-ETHICISTS http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2013/10/companys-designer-baby-patent-divides-bioethicists

 

                                   WATCH MOVIE TRAILER
                       "SPLICING" - COULD IT BE OUR FUTURE
           Splicing Human DNA Leads to Terrible, Terrible Things
http://video.wired.com/watch/splicing-human-dna-leads-to-terrible-terrible?mbid=marketing_paid_tp_cne_oo_outbrain



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                                     BIOENGINEERING OUR FOOD

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▶  INVITRO BURGERS ANYONE? INSIDE THE COMING MEAT LAB: THE FUTURE OF FOOD http://sco.lt/6EY7hR


September 2, 2013 Institute of Science in Society

-▶  BEWARE, THE CHANGING FACE OF GENETIC MODIFICATION: MISLEADING CONSUMERS AND GOVERNMENTS TO AVOID REGULATION http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Beware_the_Changing_Face_of_Genetic_Modification.php


-▶ UNLEASHING GENETICALLY SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE = NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT  - "FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT http://sco.lt/8ZDraz


▶ UNPROVEN, UNREGULATED, UNLABELED GMO BANANAS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN IN INDIA: THE DANGERS OF VITAMIN A FORTIFICATION AND OVERDOSE http://sco.lt/9KuWav


▶  PATENT FOR A PIG:  BIOTECH SCIENTISTS PUSH TO PATENT, "IMPROVE" TRANSGENIC GMO 'ENVIROPIGS' FOR YOU TO EAT http://sco.lt/6nOLuz


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-▶ GMO PATENTS MAY OWN OUR FORESTS:  MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/5G9P0L


KQED Quest Sciece, October 02, 2014
 -▶ GLOWING PLANTS?  CITY STREETS LIT BY TREES??! UNREGULATED, NO OVERSIGHT.  CROSS CONTAMINATION DANGERS Scientists are worried that the plants will spread with unknown effects on soil, pollinators, native plants, birds, insects and other wildlife http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/10/02/glowing-plants-city-streets-lit-by-trees/


 -▶  BIOTECH IS RE-ENGINEERING, RE-PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF -- IS BIOTECH OUT OF CONTROL? http://sco.lt/4thM6j


▶  MONSANTO ENTERS PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS, ACQUIRES KEY 'GENE SILENCING' TECHNOLOGY FOR USE IN HUMANS http://sco.lt/8Rrt6v


Friends of The Earth
 -▶ SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY  http://www.foe.org/search-results?x=0&y=0&q=synthetic+biology


 -▶ EXTREME SYNTHETIC GENETICS.  A GRAND EXPERIMENT ON HUMANITY - THE IMPLICATIONS, THE ETHICS. NO TESTING, NO REGULATION, NO LABELING http://sco.lt/6fApV3



                                 THE NEXT GMO BIOTECH WAVE

EXTREME SYNTHETIC GENETICS.  THE IMPLICATIONS, THE ETHICS

                                          http://sco.lt/6TyUmv


 

▶  UNDER SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY LIFE AND FOOD WILL NOT BE A PRODUCT OF NATURE BUT OF A LAB AND IT WILL BE PATENTED  http://sco.lt/7pchOL


-▶ WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS? http://sco.lt/6fkVAv


February 25, 2013 Intern Daily

-▶  GROWING MEDICINES IN GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PLANT REQUIRES STRICT NEW REGULATIONS AND OVERSIGHT http://www.interndaily.com/reports/Growing_medicines_in_plants_requires_new_regulations_999.html


 - ▶  THE NEW BIOMASSTERS - SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE NEXT ASSAULT ON BIODIVERSITY AND LIVELIHOODS: ETC Group www.etcgroup.org/content/new-biomassters

 

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


                                             --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki 

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

                   ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS

                                              http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

 - ▶ GENE GIANTS SEEK 'PHILANTHROGOPOLY' - 6 MULTINATIONAL GENE GIANTS CONTROL THE DIRECTION OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD WORLDWIDE http://sco.lt/6h3lzt

 


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



Truthout, January 08, 2014

 ▶ USDA MOVES TO APPROVE "AGENT ORANGE" GMO SEEDS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/21069-usda-moves-to-approve-agent-orange-gmo-seeds

 

- ▶  LARGE SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/5gy5Q1



                 KNOWN BIOTECH GENE ALTERING IN THE PIPELINE
http://www.genet-info.org/information-services/genetically-engineered-animals/ge-salmon.html

 -▶  UN-FAO: "GMOs IN THE PIPELINE.  LOOKING TO THE NEXT FIVE YEARS in the crop, forestry, livestock, aquaculture and agro-industry sectors in developing countries" http://www.fao.org/biotech/biotech-forum/en/

 

▶   -----SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE RISE OF THE 'SPIDER-GOATS' http://www.theguardian.com/science/2012/jan/14/synthetic-biology-spider-goat-genetics?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2

-▶ ------  FIRST GM CAMELS TO BE ENGINEERED FOR DRUG PRODUCTION | http://sco.lt/5L5VVB

Guardian, January 30, 2014
-▶  -----  GENETICALLY MODIFIED MONKEYS CREATED WITH CUT AND PASTE DNA http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jan/30/genetically-modified-monkeys-cut-and-paste-dna-alzheimers-parkinsons

-▶ ------ GM COW BRINGS BIOTECH TO A NEW LEVEL OF CREEPY http://sco.lt/62KG6T

April 28, 2013 The Hindu
▶   SCIENTISTS TO GENETICALLY MODIFY COWS TO REMOVE THEIR HORNS http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/science/scientists-to-genetically-modify-cows-to-remove-their-horns/article4663180.ece

-▶  SCIENCE GONE MAD: CHINA DEVELOPS 300 GENETICALLY MODIFIED DAIRY COWS FOR HUMAN BREAST MILK PRODUCTION  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3601115491/science-gone-mad-china-develops-300-genetically-modified-dairy-cows-for-human-breast-milk-production

 

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:


BIOTECHNOLOGY IS STREAKING AHEAD WITH NO REGULATION, LITTLE OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING - WHAT WILL BE THE IMPACT ON THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH?  CAN IT BE RECALLED IF MAYHEM BREAKS OUT  OR THROUGH CROSS-CONTAMINATON?  WHAT ARE THE BASE-LINES FOR ETHICAL AND MORAL RESPONSIBILITY?

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Fran Exposito's curator insight, November 27, 2014 3:27 AM

The Council for Responsible Genetics represents the public interest and fosters public debate about the social, ethical and environmental implications of genetic technologies.

Founded in 1983, CRG is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

The objective of CRG is to protect public access to biotechnology and  patents. These are topics we have studied and as we can see in spite of being regulated by laws there are some organizations who are focused on ethics related to biotechnology access, patient data protection...

Newcastle Web Consulting's curator insight, November 27, 2014 7:21 AM

Manipulation of human genes creates new threats to the health of individuals and their offspring, and endangers human rights, privacy and dignity.

Genes, other constituents of life, and genetically modified organisms themselves are rapidly being patented and turned into objects of commerce. This commercialization of life is veiled behind promises to cure disease and feed the hungry.

People everywhere have the right to participate in evaluating the social and biological implications of the genetic revolution and in democratically guiding its applications.

To protect our human rights and integrity and the biological integrity of the earth, we, therefore, propose this Genetic Bill of Rights.

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Foreign Takeover of the future of farming in Africa : Turning Africa Into a GMO Bonanza for Giant Corporations

Foreign Takeover of the future of farming in Africa : Turning Africa Into a GMO Bonanza for Giant Corporations | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 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


The Ecologist, February 12, 2015
LAND AND SEED LAWS UNDER ATTACK AS AFRICA IS GROOMED FOR CORPORATE RECOLONIZATION. A battle is raging for control of resources in Africa - land, water, seeds, minerals, ores, forests, oil, renewable energy sources...  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2752051/land_and_seed_laws_under_attack_as_africa_is_groomed_for_corporate_recolonization.html


Common Dreams, February 06, 2015
 ▶ THE RE-COLONIZATION OF AFRICA http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/02/06/re-colonization-africa


 OBAMA 200% BEHIND CONVERTING AFRICA AND WORLD TO A BIOTECHNOLOGY DESIGNED LIFE FOR OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=obama


▶ AGRA: DO WE REALLY NEED CORPORATE 'CLIMATE-SMART' AGRICULTURE GREENWASH  http://sco.lt/7GeSET


Ecocentric, March 17,2015
THE DANGER OF MONOCROPS: LESSONS FROM THE IRISH POTATO FAMINE http://www.gracelinks.org/blog/1150/the-danger-of-monocrops-lessons-from-the-irish-potato-famin


Nation of Change, November 18, 2013
FAILED MONSANTO GMO CORN PUSHED ON AFRICAN COUNTRIES WITH HELP OF BILL GATES http://www.nationofchange.org/failed-monsanto-gmo-corn-pushed-african-countries-help-bill-gates-1384784532


Guardian, November 23, 2012

▶ THE FUTURE OF FARMING IN THE AFRICAN PRIVATE SECTOR Matthew Newsome: Could an alliance between big agribusiness and small-scale farmers produce enough food to feed the continent and beyond? http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2012/nov/23/future-farming-africa-private-sector

 

Buddhist Global Relief, July 12, 2013
MORE FOOD OR NEW COLONIALISM FOR AFRICA http://buddhistglobalrelief.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/more-food-or-new-colonialism-for-africa/


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/

 

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

 

June 28, 2013 Nation Of Change

COMMERCIAL COLONISATION OF AFRICA: Driven overwhelmingly by self-interest and profit, the current crop of "investors" differ little from their colonial ancestors. http://www.nationofchange.org/commercial-colonisation-africa-1372434364


 August 18, 2013 World Development Movement
AFRICA'S FOOD SOVEREIGNTY UNDER ATTACK BY CORPORATE INTERESTS http://www.wdm.org.uk/news/africa%E2%80%99s-food-sovereignty-under-attack-corporate-interests


USA STRONG-ARMS AFRICAN AGRICULTURE: LAND GRABS, CROOKED POLITICS, GMO's ALL ROLLED INTO ONE http://www.ippmedia.com/frontend/index.php?l=36992



                                                      AFRICA G8

FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM? CORPORATE PROFITS vs SMALLHOLDER FARMERS INTEREST http://sco.lt/8j7dcf



THE CORPORATE 'PHILANTHROCAPITALISTS' TAKEOVER OF AFRICAN AND WORLD FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/5TVcRd



                                              AFRICA - SOLD:

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


 

AFRICA WOMEN FARMERS SAY "NO" TO WESTERN AG TECHNIQUES, GMO AND ENERGY-INTENSIVE MONOCROPS http://sco.lt/6APYzh

 

September 4, 2013 All Africa
AFRICA LOSES AS WOMEN FARMERS ARE MARGINALISED  http://allafrica.com/stories/201309040276.html

 

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, February 2, 2014
LAND GRABS AND FRAGILE FOOD SYSTEMS

This paper concludes that the globalization enshrined in the free trade and investment agreements of the 1990s and 2000s have led to yet another manifestation of commercial interests trampling human rights: land grabs.
... First, globalization—more specifically, the deregulation of trade and foreign investment laws, which has greatly eased cross-border capital flows, relaxed the limits on foreign land ownership, and opened markets to agricultural imports. And second, the failures of the international trading system during the food price crisis of 2007-08, which eroded the confidence of food import–dependent countries in international markets as a reliable source of food and fed both speculative investment and investment in actual food production. This loss of confidence is compounded by climate change and the resulting destabilization of weather patterns, which has resulted in less predictable agricultural production...  http://www.iatp.org/documents/land-grabs-and-fragile-food-systems


LAND GRABBING AND THE GREAT FOOD/BIOFUEL ROBBERY  - A New Corporate Colonialism http://sco.lt/7C2xzl




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 BIG AG BIOTECH CHEMICAL CARTEL COFFERS? http://sco.lt/6bJSgD

 

 

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


 

                                           ---- WATCH ----

                         "LAND RUSH - WHY POVERTY?

THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD                           http://sco.lt/5z3gzB


 

A SHOCKING SCANDAL: THE GREAT, SECRETIVE AFRICAN LAND GRAB  http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21303


AFRICA - CALLING FOR A GMO-FREE CONTINENT http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/11/africa-calling-for-a-gmo-free-continent/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

  September 5, 2013 Guardian Global Development
GM CROPS: AFRICAN OPPOSITION IS A FARCE, SAYS GROUP LED BY KOFI ANNAN'S Pro-GMO #AGRA  http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/sep/05/africa-gm-genetically-modified-crops

 

WHY IS KOFI ANNAN FRONTING FOR MONSANTO? THE GMO ASSAULT ON AFRICA http://sco.lt/5n2wPx


July 18, 2013 Sahara Reporter
AFRICA UNDER PRESSURE TO ACCEPT GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD AND MONOCULTURE FARMING SAYS NNIMMO BASSEY http://saharareporters.com/video/africa-under-pressure-accept-gmos-says-nnimmo-bassey

 

                                      THE HUNGER GAMES:

HOW UK, USA, GATES SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY http://sco.lt/8ked9N

 

                                                       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

 

                                                         VIDEO (2:15)

     UNITED NATIONS: WHY ARE GM CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION?

Today, a billion people live in hunger. Can we feed the world and achieve economic development while conserving ecosystems and improving the livelihoods of peasants and the rural poor?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4SxIXPXaFw&feature=youtu.be


August 12, 2013 Sustainable Pulse

AFRICAN FOOD ALLIANCE MEETS IN ETHIOPIA TO OPPOSE GENETICALLY MODIFIED PRODUCTS http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/08/09/african-food-alliance-meets-in-ethiopia-to-oppose-gm-products/#.UgkZKFPc-RQ


BEWARE OF CALL FOR A 'GREENER REVOLUTION': CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF GLOBAL FOOD SUPPLY - MORE PESTICIDES, MORE CHEMICALS, MORE GMOs, MORE PATENTED SEEDS http://sco.lt/7sYm1Z

 

                                                     WATCH

                  THE MYTH OF THE AFRICAN "GREEN REVOLUTION"

                                                 Vandana Shiva

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1562042292/the-myth-of-the-african-green-revolution-video-vandana-shiva

 

August 7, 2013 Pambazuka -

GENETICALLY ENGINEERED Bt COTTON IN GHANA: THE HIDDEN AGENDA EXPOSED http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/88550

 

Gene Watch
CHANGING SEEDS, OR SEEDS OF CHANGE? http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/GeneWatch/GeneWatchPage.aspx?pageId=392&archive=yes

 

                                               --- WATCH ---

                         The Council for Responsible Genetics
                "GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD: STATE OF THE SCIENCE" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3vadMajCx0&feature=c4-overview&list=UUgMqg3wMQmEsWm4CYhplnLA


                                             BAN GMOs NOW

                 A Special Institute of Science In Society Report

                                          http://sco.lt/5CPilt


May 22, 2013 Natural News
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

 

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


Agrarian Justice, January 12, 2012
▶ WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD SYSTEM AND THE CHALLENGES FACING FOOD JUSTICE MOVEMENTS http://www.tni.org/multimedia/eric-holt-gimenez-whats-wrong-industrial-food-system-and-challenges-facing-food-justice


August 1, 2013 Yale Global Online
CHINA AND THE U.S. COURT AFRICA:
Africa's rich resources, especially energy, are target for world's leading economies http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/china-and-us-court-africa

 

March 12, 2013 - The World Bank

AFRICA'S AGRICULTURE AND AGRIBUSINESS MARKETS SET TO TOP US$ ONE TRILLION IN 2030 http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2013/03/04/africa-agribusiness-report?cid=EXT_TWBN_D_EXT

 

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

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

 

 

FORMER UN ENVOY JEAN ZIEGLER ON THIRD WORLD HUNGER: "WE LET THEM STARVE" - AFRICA IS A COUNTRY http://africasacountry.com/2012/10/05/jean-ziegler-we-let-them-starve/

 

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

 

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                                          BILL GATES FOUNDATION

                              --------------------------------------------------------------


BILL GATES: THIS GRAND EXPERIMENT ON HUMANITY MUST STOP:

Bill Gates Funds Risky, Untested, Unregulated Vitamin Fortified GMO Crops http://sco.lt/6CZccT

 

August 8, 2013 Tech Rights
GATES FOUNDATION EXPANDS TO AFRICA TO PROFIT FROM WORLD'S POOREST http://techrights.org/2013/08/08/occupying-africa/


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

 

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

 

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



                                  GRAIN, November 04, 2014

                                          FULL REPORT
HOW DOES THE GATES FOUNDATION SPEND IT MONEY TO "FEED THE WORLD" >
http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5064-how-does-the-gates-foundation-spend-its-money-to-feed-the-world



BILL GATES, MONSANTO AND EUGENICS:  HOW ONE OF THE WORLD'S WEALTHIEST MEN IS ACTIVELY PROMOTING A CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF GLOBAL HEALTH, AGRICULTURE (FOOD) AND EDUCATION  http://sco.lt/51EymH



BILL GATES' FOOTPRINT ALL OVER AFRICAN TAKEOVER OF THEIR AGRICULTURE, LAND AND CONTROL OF CONVENTIONAL CROPS

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=gates

 

AND NOW THEY WANT MEXICO

*****WORLD'S TWO RICHEST MEN -- GATES AND SLIM -- LAUNCH BIOTECH GMO AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE IN MEXICO  http://sco.lt/5ig9q5


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                               HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD"

                                          http://sco.lt/8vwnk9


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


                                         

                                         --- A MUST WATCH ---

                                          Video - David Suzuki:

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

 - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW" http://sco.lt/7804v3



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



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

 

GENE GIANTS PREPARE THE GENETIC WIPE-OUT OF ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST IMPORTANT FOOD CROPS  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3444726796/gene-giants-prepare-the-genetic-wipe-out-of-one-of-the-world-s-most-important-food-crops

 

 

22 October, 2012 Institute of Science in Society

WHY GENETIC MODIFICATION OF CROPS AND LIVESTOCK IS INHERENTLY UNCONTROLLABLE AND HAZARDOUS  http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Mass_Genome_Engineering.php


 

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                       HE WHO OWNS THE SEEDS, OWNS LIFE

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                                                 VIDEO

*** "SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY - Vandana Shiva http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1054461972/seeding-deep-democracy-vandana-shiva

 

 

 IT ALL BEGINS WITH THE SEED: THE POWER OF THE SEED AND THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPLY ON SEED PATENTS -- AND YOUR FOOD http://sco.lt/9MJJhZ

 

VANDANA SHIVA: "SEEDS MUST BE IN THE HANDS OF FARMERS' http://sco.lt/6kPUyv

 

SEED MONOPOLIES AND GMOs - THE BIOTECH CARTEL END GAME - THE POINT OF NO RETURN http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-9613-monsantos-point-of-no-return.html

 

MONSANTO - WHY DOES MONSANTO SUE FARMERS WHO SAVE SEEDS? OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995046018/monsanto-why-does-monsanto-sue-farmers-who-save-seeds-owning-the-seeds-of-life

 

MONSANTO AND GATES FOUNDATION HAVE MAJOR CONTROL OVER LARGE 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 - WHO OWNS THESE ORIGINAL SEEDS?  | Global Research http://www.globalresearch.ca/doomsday-seed-vault-in-the-arctic/23503

 

GLOBAL SEED GIANTS PATENTS REDUCING FARMERS' SEED OPTIONS  http://sco.lt/8027ZB

 

MORE ON THE SEED DEBATE

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=seed



                    AND THE GMO GIANTS WANT HAWAII TOO

                                   POISONING PARADISE

                             THE GMO WAR IN HAWAI"I

                                    http://sco.lt/5DAPR3


 

                                               WATCH

                                          MONSANTO

                 A DOCUMENTARY ON GMO A MUST WATCH

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omtYlsG1P5U

 

                                                VIDEO

*****MONSANTO FOOD WARS: GMO SEEDS AND ANIMALS  - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TTWwOWvPzA

 

 

 

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The fascist USA has found a new victim for its corporate fascist markets.

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FOOD OR FUEL: Big Oil and Big Ag Fight It out over ethanol biofuel

FOOD OR FUEL:  Big Oil and Big Ag Fight It out over ethanol biofuel | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

A leading U.S. oil industry group will petition the Supreme Court to take up a case over the Environmental Protection Agency's approval of higher ethanol blends for older cars, a source said on Thursday.... http://planetark.org/wen/67987

 

                                                          VIDEO -

MECHANICS SEE ETHANOL DAMAGING SMALL ENGINES NBC News - Fuel blend, already implicated in high food prices, linked to rise in repairs http://www.nbcnews.com/id/25936782/#.USm5-BnZ03Y

 

E15 ETHANOL FUEL CAN WRECK ENGINES, AUTO GROUPS' DATA SAY - USA TODAY http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2012/05/e15-alcohol-wreck-engines-tests-dispute-epa-growth-energy/1#.USm7NBnZ03Y

 

NEW ETHANOL-BLEND APPROVED BY EPA CAN DAMAGE CAR ENGINES, GROUP WARNS | CNS Newshttp://cnsnews.com/news/article/new-ethanol-blend-fuel-approved-epa-can-damage-car-engines-group-warns

 

CORN ETHANOL:  BAD FOR FARMERS, CONSUMERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT - FARM SUBSIDIES http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3997271259/corn-ethanol-bad-for-farmers-consumers-and-the-environment-farm-subsidies

 

DOE AWARDS AGRIBUS GIANT MONANTO FREE PUBLIC LANDS TO DEVELOP ADVANCED (GMO) BIOFUELS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3995995556/doe-awards-agribus-gmo-giant-monsanto-free-public-lands-to-develop-advanced-biofuels

 

 

Oxfam International, GROW
THE TRAGIC HUMAN SIDE OF THE SUGAR RUSH IN BRAZIL http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/content/land-and-sugar-testimonies-brazil

 

 

 

29 March, 2013 - MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT - IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG FOR USDA TO FORM ALLIANCE WITH OPEN-ENDED BIOTECH AGCHEMICAL INDUSTRY...
USDA Announces New Conservation Collaboration with DuPont to Promote "Sustainable" Harvesting of Bio-based Feedstocks for Cellulosic Ethanol http://usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2013/03/0058.xml&contentidonly=true

 

27 March, 2013 -MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT

MONSANTO BUYS OBAMA, THE US SENATE AND THE GLOBAL FARM  http://sco.lt/8xdkYb

 

 

 

FOOD OR FUEL: ETHANOL INDUSTRY HITS BACK OVER FOOD PRICE CLAIMS - EURACTIVE - Ethanol industry hits back over food price claims http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2524609878/food-or-fuel-ethanol-industry-hits-back-over-food-price-claims

 

Feb 21, 2013 - GRAIN — LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3997330011/grain-land-grabbing-for-biofuels-must-stop

 

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

 

DON'T BE MISLED BY THE SLICK PR:  THIS IS THE EXTREME DAMAGE BEING DONE IN ANOTHER PART OF THE WORLD BY THE UNBRIDLED MULTI-NATIONAL CORPORATE CONTROL OF  OUR FOOD AND FUEL

 

PALM OIL ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/palm-oil-ecocide-the-deforestation-holocaust-fast-tracking-our-own-extinction

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

It seems that the giant global Agrichemical Monsanto cartel now wants to get into and own the biofuel industry.  This cartel includes:  BigFood, BigPharma, BigAg and now... BigOil... A sweeping control over our land, food, environmental and human health.  As demand moves away from traditional fossil fuels you can bet Big Oil wants to get into and control the questionable biofuel trend, promoted by the US Pentagon. Do you want our natural lands polluted with genetically modified organisms, destroying natural biodiversity and saturating the environment with the necesary attending pesticides and chemicals they require adversely impacting both ecosystem and human health?

 

This is what is happening in other parts of the world as the powerful multi-national corporations chase mega profits for control over biofuels and food

 

PALM OIL ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/palm-oil-ecocide-the-deforestation-holocaust-fast-tracking-our-own-extinction

 

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What Does Biofuel Have to Do With the Price of Tortillas in Guatemala?

What Does Biofuel Have to Do With the Price of Tortillas in Guatemala? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Jan 9, 2012 - Tom Philpott - Mother Jones

In Guatemala, US and EU biofuel mandates are jacking up food prices for the urban poor and pushing subsistence farmers off of land.... http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/01/how-us-eu-biofuel-policy-beggars-global-south

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Monsanto GMO trees could devastate forest ecosystems

Monsanto GMO trees could devastate forest ecosystems | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

“Some trees are being genetically engineered to contain the Bt toxin,” notes Anne Peterman of Stop GE Trees.  “This could be a tremendous threat to forest ecosystem soils, in which beneficial fungi are a key component of the forest ecosystem.”

 

>>>>>WATCH Documentary David Suzuki "A SILENT FOREST - THE GROWING THREAT OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES" - Full Movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w437uQf_A7c

 

GMO TREES - ERADICATING REAL FORESTS TO PLANT MONOCULTURE BIO-ENGINEERED TREES - http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2568524705/gmo-trees-eradicating-real-forests-to-plant-monoculture-bioengineered-trees

 

BIOLOGICAL DESERTS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE MONOCULTURE BIOFUEL AND PALM OIL INDUSTRY

The mass clearing of trees for farmland disturbs the ecosystem of the rainforest by decimating rare and exotic flora and fauna. With the planting of a single crop plantation, the natural biodiversity of the rainforest is lost. The mono-crop culture that has long-plagued environmentalists in the west displaces or destroys most of the species in a single sitting, as they are unable to adapt to living within vast acres of a single crop. The environment, habitats and species that are destroyed have lived together since the dawn of the rainforest, and the damage caused by palm oil farming is irreversible http://sco.lt/9AeHbN

 

 

GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREE BAN URGED AT UN CONVENTION ON BIODIVERSITY http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/genetically-modified-tree-ban-called-for.html

 

A BRIEF HISTORY OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1474627620/a-brief-history-of-genetically-engineered-trees

 

++++++VIDEO: KILLING OUR FORESTS AND SOILS WITH CHEMICALS: Poisoning USA Majestic Forests in Oregon http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3570818841/video-killing-our-forests-and-soils-with-chemicals-poisoning-usa-majestic-forests-in-oregon

 

NATURAL MIXED FORESTS MORE PRODUCTIVE THAN MEGA INDUSTRIAL MONOCULTURES  http://sco.lt/8p51lZ

 

SEE: Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST AND PALM OIL ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-and-palm-oil-ecocide

 

 

+++++WATCH

:  URBAN TREES ACT AS BIOLOGICAL FILTERS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1791835636/urban-trees-act-as-biological-filters

 

HOW MOTHER TREES CONNECT THE FOREST - SHORT VIDEO http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1236958267/how-mother-trees-connect-the-forest-short-video

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Evil Monsanto is related to the Bush family.

CineversityTV's curator insight, May 5, 2013 6:22 AM

it will infect and destroy the ecosystem. MSM always posts "could" "Suggests" for journalists they have great difficulty telling the truth.

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FOOD OR FUEL: Ethanol industry hits back over food price claims

FOOD OR FUEL: Ethanol industry hits back over food price claims | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Europe's biofuel producers are hitting back at claims that they are at
fault for this summer’s high food prices and challenge assertions that
crops grown for fuel production are a threat to food supplies.... http://www.euractiv.com/general/ethanol-industry-hits-back-food-news-514466?utm_source=EurActiv%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=469ee264a9-newsletter_daily_update&utm_medium=email

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BIG FOOD: Wall Street has way too much influence over what we eat

BIG FOOD: Wall Street has way too much influence over what we eat | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Vox, April 23, 2014

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


Summit County Citizens Voice, February 24, 2015
 ▶  ADVISORY PANEL EYES SHIFT TO MORE SUSTAINABLE DIET IN THE U.S. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/24/advisory-panel-eyes-shift-to-more-sustainable-diet-in-u-s/


The Guardian, February 21, 2015
- ▶INSIDE THE FOOD INDUSTRY: THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT WHAT YOU EAT
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/feb/21/a-feast-of-engineering-whats-really-in-your-food


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


                                             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


Activist Post, July 15, 2014
BIG CORPORATIONS HAVE AN OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF POWER OVER OUR FOOD SUPPLY http://www.activistpost.com/2014/07/big-corporations-have-overwhelming.html


Wakeup World, September 04, 2014
SCIENTISTS OFFICIALLY LINK PROCESSED FOODS TO AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE. The modern diet of processed foods, takeaways and microwave meals could be to blame for a sharp increase in autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, alopecia, asthma and eczema.

A team of scientists from Yale University in the U.S and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, in Germany, say junk food diets could be partly to blame. “This study is the first to indicate that excess refined and processed salt may be one of the environmental factors driving the increased incidence of autoimmune diseases”, they said. http://wakeup-world.com/2014/09/04/scientists-officially-link-processed-foods-to-autoimmune-disease/


VIDEO REPORT
PBS Newshour, September 15, 2014
BRINGING HEALTHIER, LOCALLY-SOURCED FOOD TO CALIFORNIA SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAMS

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/california-school-district-rewrites-menu-student-lunches/



May 6, 2013 The Environmental Magazine
▶  FOOD IS THE NEW TOBACCO: TIME TO CONFRONT CORPORATE GIANTS THAT ARE HURTING AMERICANS' HEALTH http://www.emagazine.com/blog/food-is-the-new-tobacco/

 

Feb 26, 2013 - TruthOut
▶  OUR FOOD SYSTEM IS IN CRISIS DUE TO TECHNOLOGY RUN AMOK AND MONOPOLIZING CORPORATIONS http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/14736-our-food-system-is-in-crisis-due-to-technology-run-amock-and-monopolizing-corporations


▶  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


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


 - ▶ TOO  MUCH POWER IN TOO FEW HANDS : FOOD GIANTS TAKE OVER THE INDUSTRY  http://sco.lt/7d5xkP


            ALL ABOUT MEGA-PROFITS, NOTHING MORE OR LESS

                                                      WATCH
             "THE FOODS THAT MAKE BILLIONS" (177 min Entire Series)
The Foods that Make Billions is a 3-part series looking at how big business feeds us. By employing clever tactics and smart marketing, big business seduces the appetite of the consumer and entices people to spend and spend and spend. This is how global food and beverage empires are built.

Part 1: Liquid Gold - Bottled Water: Liquid Gold looks at the competitive dynamics between two of the global leaders in the bottled water marketplace: Nestle and Danone and unpacks the brand philosophy and big business strategy behind these big hitters in the industry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHsy1OZVUzc&feature=player_embedded

Part 2: The Age of Plenty Episode two tells the story of a modern marketing miracle: the story of the breakfast cereal. The Age of Plenty investigates the processing, marketing and advertising behind a breakfast that has singularly impacted the way we live.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6rZ8vLmoM4

Part 3: Pots of Gold: Big business has managed to increase the profit margins of simple products, like yogurt by monumental proportions, resulting in multi-billion dollar industry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6rZ8vLmoM4


Sustainable Food Trust, September 19, 2014
▶ GHOSTS IN THE SUPERMARKET MACHINE. How do supermarkets decide which products make it onto the shelves?  http://sustainablefoodtrust.org/articles/the-ghost-in-the-supermarket-machine/


▶  MICHAEL POLLAN: AGRIGIANTS' NATIONAL STRANGLEHOLD: APPROACHING A "TWO-CLASS" FOOD SYSTEM  http://sco.lt/7nBVkP


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


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

 

                                          OBESITY PLUS

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


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/


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


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


-▶ SALT, SUGAR, FAT : HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED US  http://sco.lt/8LqY65


Truthout, August 20, 2014

APOCALYPSE OF THE "HAPPY MEAL" WORSHIPING THE GOLDEN CALF

What we set on our tables, and chow down on at fast-food restaurants, may be contributing more to the acceleration of climate change and human extinction than some of the usual carbon-emitting culprits. Throughout the world, native grasslands, forests and wild species have been burned, butchered and brutalized for cattle ranches. Our farming system of grain-fed livestock consumes resources far out of proportion to the useful dietary yield.  http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25562-apocalypse-of-the-happy-meal-worshipping-the-golden-calf


- ▶ US FOOD MANUFACTURING - SCIENCE BASED OR RECKLESS?  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/07/02/us-food-manufacturing-drugs.aspx


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


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

 

   ▶  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

 

                                                        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

 

                                                   A VIP READ

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

 

                                          Vox, June 09, 2014

                    40 MAPS THAT EXPLAIN FOOD IN AMERICA

                     http://www.vox.com/a/explain-food-america

 

                                                       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

 

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

 

                                               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/

 

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

 

 ▶ 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


LiveScience, February 05, 2015
NEW STUDY: EATING ORGANIC PRODUCE CAN LIMIT PESTICIDE EXPOSURE http://www.livescience.com/49703-organic-produce-diet-pesticides.html


Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, January 14, 2015
- ▶  DRAWING UPON CITIZENS' VOICES: DEEP DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

 http://www.iatp.org/blog/201501/drawing-upon-citizens-voices-deep-democracy-in-action#sthash.CoST8wxF.dpuf


Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, January 14, 2015
- ▶  DEEPENING FOOD DEMOCRACY  http://www.iatp.org/documents/deepening-food-democracy


BillMoyers.com, November 21, 2014
'FOOD CHAINS,' A NEW DOCUMENTARY BY 'FOOD, INC." Food Chains, a new hard-hitting documentary about the battle between Florida farmworkers and the giant supermarket and fast food conglomerates. Farmworkers are among the lowest paid workers in America, averaging about $12,000 per year in wages, and many of them, especially women, have been subjected to human rights abuses in the fields. In its review of the film, The New York Times calls Food Chains an “emphatic and empathetic documentary” that presents farm laborers as modern-day slaves  http://billmoyers.com/2014/11/21/food-chains/


Appeal-Democrat, December 21, 2014
 ▶ AG-TECH COULD CHANGE HOW WORLD EATS: —Silicon Valley is pushing its way into every stage of the food-growing process, from tech tycoons buying up farmland to startups selling robots that work the fields to hackathons dedicated to building the next farming app. Investors and entrepreneurs behind some of the world's newest industries have started to put their money and tech talents into farming — the world's oldest industry  http://www.appeal-democrat.com/business/ag-tech-could-change-how-world-eats/article_af7d8ab2-88b3-11e4-a88c-53786b1de7d9.html


Washington Post, November 07, 2014
HOW A NATIONAL FOOD POLICY COULD SAVE MILLIONS OF AMERICAN LIVES  http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-a-national-food-policy-could-save-millions-of-american-lives/2014/11/07/89c55e16-637f-11e4-836c-83bc4f26eb67_story.html

 

 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



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OUR CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FARMING

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

 

                                            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


                                         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

 

 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


  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/


The Express Tribune, September 05, 2014

- ▶ CORPORATE FARMING EATING UP SMALL POULTRY FARMS.
Rawalpindi, Pakistan: Corporate farms are gradually swallowing small poultry farms as more than 50% of small businesses have packed up following failure to sustain pressure and compete with rapidly growing state-of-the-art poultry sheds over the last six years.
 http://tribune.com.pk/story/757942/corporate-farming-eating-up-small-poultry-farms/

 

 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/


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

 

                                           BAN GMOs NOW -

                   A Special Institute of Science in Society 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


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 ▶ 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/


HuffingtonPost Politics, August 02, 2014

 ▶ WE CAN REVERSE CLIMATE CHANGE BY THE WAY WE GROW FOOD

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-kucinich/the-way-we-grow-food_b_5634675.html0


 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

 

 

                                                     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

 

The Ecologist, June 2, 2014

 -▶ THE BIG TEN FOOD COMPANIES MUST JOIN THE CLIMATE FIGHTIn 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 well being. 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/

 

pdjmoo's insight:

                                           BAN GMOs NOW -
                   A Special Institute of Science in Society Report
                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/food-speculator/

 

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

 

Treehugger, November 19, 2013
- ▶ JUNK FOOD LOBBY WANTS FEDERAL BAN ON GMO LABELS http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/no-surprise-here-junk-food-lobby-wants-federal-ban-gmo-labels.htm


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

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


CNBC, January 21, 2016

-▶ A WAY TO MATCH BILLIONAIRES BUYING UP OUR FARMLAND

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/01/21/getting-your-plot-of-american-farmland-.html


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


June 8, 2011 BBC News Africa

- ▶ HEDGE FUNDS 'GRABBING LAND' IN AFRICA http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13688683


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


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/

 


                                            INVESTIGATION
                                  Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
                                           http://sco.lt/6jxBxZ


 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


                                                  -- WATCH --

                                         "PLANET FOR SALE"

                   BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

                                     May 3, 2011 FarmlandGrab

                          http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542


EcoNexus, October 2003

  -▶ HUNGRY CORPORATIONS: REPORT PDF DOWNLOAD

Transnational Biotech Companies Colonize the Food Chain

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


Vox, February 02, 2015
WHY WALL STREET INVESTORS AND CHINESE FIRMS ARE BUYING FARMLAND ALL OVER THE WORLD  http://www.vox.com/2014/11/20/7254883/farmland-trade-land-grab


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

 

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


                                                      WATCH

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


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


EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

  -▶ STOP FEEDING THE BEAST AND START FEEDING THE PEOPLEWe 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/


 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/


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

        CORPORATE CONTROL OF OUR AGRICULTURE AND FOOD

                           Dr Vandana Shiva "Rights of Nature"

                          2014 Tribunal President's Statement

                                           http://sco.lt/6qeJU1

 

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

 

-▶ 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


 

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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/


UKRAINE: THE MULTI-NATIONAL CORPORATE ANNEXATION: MONSANTO, THE IMF AND GMOs http://sco.lt/5JyvoH


Farmlandgrab, January 03, 2015
▶  BARBARIANS AT THE FARM GATE 
http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/24381



 

 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


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


                                             LAND GRABS

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


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 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

 

                                                     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


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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



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

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

 

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

 

 

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


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

 

  -▶ 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 CORPORATE 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


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



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

 

 ▶  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


           --  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

 

 

                                    CORPORATE GOVERNANCE?

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



                                       THE BIGGER PICTURE

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


 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



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

 

 

 


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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 | 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


George Monbiot, December 16, 2014
- ▶ IF YOU MUST EAT MEAT, SAVE IT FOR CHRISTMAS : We are in perputual denial about our food : From chickens pumped with antibiotics to the environmental devastation caused by production, we need to realise we are not fed with happy farm animals http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/16/perpetual-denial-food-meat-production-environmental-devastation


In These Times, December 01, 2014
 - ▶ THE ONE THING WORSE THAN BIG DAIRY'S ABUSE OF COWS THE ABUSE OF WORKERS  http://inthesetimes.com/article/17348/big_dairy_work_an_udderly_bad_job


Huffington Post Taste, October 27, 2014
  - ▶ WHAT EXACTLY DOES 'HUMANELY RAISED' MEAN? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/24/humanely-raised_n_6041402.html

 

 HuffingtonPost, February 19, 2014
  -▶ FARMAGEDDON, THE TRUE COST OF CHEAP MEAT http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/sue-cross/farmageddon-the-true-cost_b_4809387.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


                                          INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
                                                    WATCH 53:41)
                                      Frontline PBS, October 14, 2014
                                 THE TROUBLE WITH ANTIBIOTICS

                REDUCING GROWTH HORMONES USE IN FOOD ANIMALS
Up to 70 percent of all antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used in food animals. For years, farmers and ranchers have used antibiotics to help food animals grow faster on less feed. This practice, known as “growth promotion,” http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/trouble-with-antibiotics/


 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


Collective Evolution, March 4, 2014

▶  CORPORATE FACTORY FARMING IS DESTROYING OUR ENVIRONMENT -- 10 BILLION -- ANIMALS ARE RAISED AND KILLED FOR FOOD EACH YEAR IN THE UNITED STATES ALONE, According to the US Department of Agriculture http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/03/04/eating-meat-destruction-of-environment/

 

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... http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/07/10/right-farm-laws

 

 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

 

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

 

     -▶  ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS - DRUGS, GMO FEED AND 'AG-GAG' LAWS TO IMPACT BEYOND THE USA  http://sco.lt/6jKf2H

 

New York Time, February 19, 2014
  -▶  IS THAT SAUSAGE WORTH THIS? TURNING PIGS INTO CANNIBALS http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/20/opinion/kristof-is-that-sausage-worth-this.html?_r=0

 

                                                     VIDEO
          The Humane Society of the United States, February 20, 2014
   UNDERCOVER AT IRON MAIDEN: IS YOUR SAUSAGE WORTH THIS?
                            http://video.humanesociety.org/

 

 

 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, January 9, 2014

 - ▶ GERMANS SPEAKING OUT AGAINST INDUSTRIAL MEAT AND AGRICULTURE   http://www.iatp.org/blog/201401/germans-speaking-out-against-industrial-meat-and-agriculture

 

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

 

 

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. http://e360.yale.edu/feature/as_dairy_farms_grow_bigger_new_concerns_about_pollution/2768/

 

                                                       WATCH: 

                                             "A RIVER OF WASTE"

The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Lots) http://sco.lt/6PQUk5

 

OnEarth Magazine, February 2, 2014
-▶ HOG WILD:  U.S. FACTORY FARMS ARE POISONING IOWA'S DRINKING WATER -- ALL TO FEED CHINA http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/02/factory-farms-are-poisoning-iowa-water

 

 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

 

                                                       VIDEO
                                           FARM TO FRIDGE
                     The Truth Behind Industrial Meat Production
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THIODWTqx5E#t=29


Common Dreams, Ronnie Cummins

65 BILLION ANIMALS WORLDWIDE CRAMMED INTO CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Lots  including cows, chickens and pigs, These animals are literally imprisoned and tortured in unhealthy, unsanitary and unconscionably cruel conditions. Sickness is the norm for animals who are confined rather than pastured, and who eat GMO corn and soybeans, rather than grass and forage as nature intended. To prevent the inevitable spread of disease from stress, overcrowding and lack of vitamin D, animals are fed a steady diet of antibiotics. Those antibiotics pose a direct threat to the environment when they run off into our lakes, rivers, aquifers and drinking water.

   The vast majority of consumers don’t realize that nearly 95% of the meat, dairy and eggs sold in the U.S. come from CAFOs. Nor do most people realize that CAFOs represent a corporate-controlled system characterized by large-scale, centralized, low profit-margin production, processing and distribution systems.... http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/01/17-5

 

 

 Mother Jones, May/June Issue
HOW TO FIGHT A FACTORY FARM AND WIN: A couple of attorneys have sniffed out Big Pork' legal weak spot http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/04/law-and-odor-attorneys-big-pork-legal-weak-spot

 

 WATTAgNet, April 08, 2014

▶  GLOBAL ANIMAL FEEDLOT ADDITIVES MARKET TO REACH $20 BILLION BY 2020 http://www.wattagnet.com/Global_animal_feed_additives_market_to_reach_$20_billion_by_2020.html


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


The Ecologist, June 2, 2014
 -▶ THE BIG TEN FOOD COMPANIES MUST JOIN THE CLIMATE FIGHTIn 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

 

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

 

 

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                                               AG-GAG LAWS

                                        http://sco.lt/7QskbJ

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Alternet, December 10, 2013
- ▶ HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS TRYING TO MUZZLE THE TRUTH BEHIND CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS http://www.alternet.org/big-agribusiness-trying-muzzle-animal-rights-activists-who-infiltrate-their-factory-farms?akid=11256.237541.4BAflB&rd=1&src=newsletter934989&t=5

 

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/

 

                                                     WATCH
                "DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM  [HBO] (2009) 1:27:25

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

 


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/

 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

 

 

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

 

                                        - MEATONOMICS:

                       THE DIRTY TRUTH ABOUT CHEAP MEAT

                                            http://sco.lt/5MiErp

 

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

 

 

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/

 

  -▶  IT'S RIDICULOUS TO SAY COWS PRODUCE MORE METHANE THAN NATURAL GAS FRACKING, AUTO EMISSIONS, COAL & GAS... http://sco.lt/8TIRX7

 

               +++++A Picture Says A Thousand Words +++++

                        FACTORY FARMING http://ow.ly/k2pgD

                          FEEDLOT CATTLE http://ow.ly/mEGS1

                         GESTATION CRATES  http://ow.ly/lPLtf

               ANIMAL ABUSE FACTORY FARMING http://ow.ly/mHXkT

 

 Guardian Sustainable Living, March 14, 2014
▶  THE ANIMAL WELFARE AND ANTITRUST ISSUES BEHIND AMERICA'S CHEAP MEAT http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/animal-welfare-america-cheap-meat-industry

 

    -▶  CHINESE ENTER US FOOD MARKET :  HOGS and CHICKENS -- UNLABELLED,  NO OVERSIGHT http://sco.lt/7MuubR

 

 

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


 

 - ▶ THE RISE OF THE 'DESIGNER' FARM ANIMAL http://action.raw.info/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=119&ea.campaign.id=22518&ea.tracking.id=1174f49c&utm_campaign=raw&utm_source=shared&utm_medium=link

 

- ▶ PATENT FOR A PIG -- BIOTECH SCIENTISTS RACING TO RE-ENGINEER OUR FARM ANIMALS: ANIMALS LIKE ON AN INANIMATE AUTO PRODUCTION LINE http://sco.lt/7g1H3R

 

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



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                                             AGRICULTURE

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

 

 Mother Jones, January 10, 2014
- ▶ HOW BILL GATES IS HELPING KFC TAKE OVER AFRICA http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/01/kfc-africa-chicken-usaid-gates-foundation

 

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

 

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

 

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/

 

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/

 

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

 

   -▶  WALL STREET BANKS EYE AMERICAN FARMLAND, THREATEN FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/4nG6Ur

 

-▶ BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE CAUSES 80% OF TROPICAL DEFORESTATION - THE TERRIBLE PRICE WE PAY http://sco.lt/8DCl1d

 

Yale Environment 360, March 13, 2014
-▶ IN THE PASTURES OF COLUMBIA, COWS, CROPS AND TIMBER COEXIST. As an ambitious program in Colombia demonstrates, combining grazing and agriculture with tree cultivation can coax more food from each acre, boost farmers’ incomes, restore degraded landscapes, and make farmland more resilient to climate change. http://e360.yale.edu/feature/in_the_pastures_of_colombia_cows_crops_and_timber_coexist/2746/

 

                           

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                                                         USA

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Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, February 18, 2014
   -▶  BRACING FOR IMPACTS AS CHINA ENTERS INDUSTRIAL MEAT COMPLEX http://www.iatp.org/blog/201402/bracing-for-impacts-as-china-enters-industrial-meat-complex

 

-▶  ARE YOU EATING CLONED PORK? CHINA ENTERS USA FOOD MARKET UNLABELED, UNREGULATED http://sco.lt/57VNh3

 

One Green Planet, February 26, 2014

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

 

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/

 

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

 

 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

 

                                 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

 

 EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

  -▶ STOP FEEDING THE BEAST AND START FEEDING THE PEOPLEWe 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/

 

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

 

                                       VIDEO INVESTIGATION:

                                        "DAIRY'S DARK SIDE"

                             http://www.mercyforanimals.org/dairy/

 

                                         INDUSTRIAL DAIRY FARM

                                               http://ow.ly/m3nKA

 

                                                      WATCH

                                           "A RIVER OF WASTE"

               The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs

                                       http://sco.lt/8NiH0j

 

        ;Union Of Concerned Scientists

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

 

 The Ecologist, February 05, 2014
  -▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS ARE DRIVING GENOCIDE AND ECOCIDE -- KEEP THEM OUT OF THE EU http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2267255/gm_crops_are_driving_genocide_and_ecocide_keep_them_out_of_the_eu.html

 

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

 

 Los Angeles, January 27, 2014

  -▶  TO MAKE A BURGER, FIRST YOU NEED 660 GALLONS OF WATER ... http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-gallons-of-water-to-make-a-burger-20140124,0,1713014.story#axzz2rixf8e4w

 

EurActive, January 10, 2014
  -▶  'MEAT ATLAS' SHEDS LIGHT ON HIDDEN COSTS OF BEEF, PIGMEAT http://www.euractiv.com/cap/costs-eu-meat-consumption-go-pri-news-532696

 

                                                       WATCH:

                        "A BLOODY BUSINESS" - LIVE ANIMAL EXPORTS

                 Investigation by Australian TV  Four Corners Investigation

                                                 http://sco.lt/7cFyuf

 

                                                       VIDEO:
                   McDONALD'S SUPERBOWL MAKEOVER ATTEMPT
                              "PINK SLIME", WHAT PINK SLIME? 

       http://grist.org/list/mcdonalds-pink-slime-video-superbowl-ad/

 

 

 

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                        CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE

                                             AND OUR FOOD

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                                               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 NOW FEEDING THE WORLD: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE THREATENS GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26382067

 

                                                      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

 

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

 

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

 

 

   -▶  ARE YOU EATING PESTICIDE PLANTS? http://sco.lt/7v6Y2T


  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

 

  -▶ 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

 


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

 

                                 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/

 

 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

                                                 Short Video

                                 "FARMED AND DANGEROUS"

           Chipotle's online show about the terrors of industrial farming Is

                                        http://sco.lt/7ZNsfZ

 

EcoNews, January 28, 2014
REPORTS AFFIRM CLIMATE CHANGE COULD LEAD TO DRASTIC INCREASES IN FOOD PRICES:  OLD BUSINESS MODELS WON'T WORK http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/28/climate-change-lead-to-increases-food-prices/

 

DECLINE IN BIODIVERSITY OF FARMED PLANTS AND ANIMALS GATHERING PACE http://sco.lt/7o99MH

 

Grist, January 27, 2014
 -▶  U.N, WARNS US TO EAT LESS MEAT AND LAY OFF BIOFUELS, OR WE'RE IN FOR IT. We’re overconsuming ourselves into environmental oblivion. Farming will eliminate forests, plains, and other wild areas nearly the size of Brazil by 2050 around the world if we can’t mend our agricultural, dietary, and biofuel-burning ways. This unsustainable drive for more growing land will result in rising hunger and more frequent riots as food prices increase. http://grist.org/news/un-warns-us-to-eat-less-meat-and-lay-off-biofuels-or-were-in-for-it/

 

    -▶  FARM TO FORK:  THE STORY OF OUR TOXIC FOOD SYSTEM - INFOGRAPH http://sco.lt/8xKt7J

 

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

 

EurActiv, January 24, 2014
MORE CONSUMPTION NOT NECESSARY FOR HUMAN WELL-BEING, SAYS UN REPORT. Greater food system efficiency and curbs to the expansion of cropland are necessary to prevent the collapse of global ecosystems, says a report presented today (24 January) by the UN at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. http://www.euractiv.com/sustainability/greater-consumption-necessary-hu-news-532991

 

                                                    WATCH

                 A SYSTEM BASED ON PROFITS IS UNSUSTAINABLE

                           Vandana Shiva on Industrial Agriculture

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1614565249/a-system-based-on-profits-is-unsustainable-vandana-shiva-on-industrial-agriculture

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

-▶  PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/5oplFx

 

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

 

 

 

- ▶ "FOODOPOLY" = EXPOSING THE HANDFUL OF CORPORATIONS THAT CONTROL OUR FOOD SYSTEM FROM SEED TO DINNER PLATE http://sco.lt/7YSrYX

 

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

 

 - ▶ STARVED OF DEMOCRACY AND THE FIGHT AGAINST CORPORATE 'FOODOPOLY'  http://sco.lt/8WdPUH

 

-▶  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

 

 - ▶ THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET - SOIL AS A LIFELINE - CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/6MYz0j

 

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

 

 -▶  MONSANTO ACQUIRES KEY 'GENE SILENCING' TECHNOLOGY FOR FOOD, ENTERS PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS http://sco.lt/6N2Q2j

 

 

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          BIOENGINEERING, AND PATENTING  OUR FOOD LIFELINES

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 -▶  BIOTECH IS RE-ENGINEERING, RE-PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF -- IS BIOTECH OUT OF CONTROL? http://sco.lt/4thM6j

 

  - ▶  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

 

 -▶  GENETIC MODIFICATION STRAIN OLD FOOD AND DRUG LAWS:  HOW A FISH BECOMES A DRUG AND CORN A PEST   http://sco.lt/66YF2v

 

 ▶  PATENT FOR A PIG:  BIOTECH SCIENTISTS PUSH TO PATENT, "IMPROVE" TRANSGENIC GMO 'ENVIROPIGS' FOR YOU TO EAT http://sco.lt/6nOLuz

 

MANIPULATING THE SEEDS OF LIFE: SEED PATENTS AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD  http://sco.lt/7yB3XF

 

 ▶   SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE RISE OF THE 'SPIDER-GOATS' http://www.theguardian.com/science/2012/jan/14/synthetic-biology-spider-goat-genetics?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2


-▶  HUMAN GENES ENGINEERED INTO EXPERIMENTAL GMO RICE BEING GROWN IN KANSAS http://www.naturalnews.com

 

   -▶  A HIDDEN THREAT IN THE U.S. FARM BILL - A CORPORATE FIAT - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW   http://sco.lt/8bh6R7

 

 

 

more...
Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, February 5, 2014 7:17 AM

We need to know what the mega-farms that produce much of our food are planning to do so we can stop them and avoid their destruction.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, February 5, 2014 7:21 AM

We need to know what the mega farms are planning to do with food production so we can  avoid it and stop it.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, February 5, 2014 7:24 AM

We need to be aware of what mega farming is planning for future food production. Will we be in time to stop this totally destructive, self-serving industry that will kill us all if allowed to carry out their intentions?

Rescooped by pdjmoo from YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood
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WATCH: "A River of Waste" - The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Operations)

WATCH:  "A River of Waste" - The Massive Pollution and History of Factory Farms - CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Operations) | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

                                                 WATCH

                              A RIVER OF WASTE - Documentary -

Exposes a huge health and environmental scandal in our modern industrial system of meat and poultry production. This documentary looks at the potential hazards caused by factory farms in the United States, particularly by waste disposal. 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://topdocumentaryfilms.com/river-waste/


The Dodo, February 20, 2015
▶  PIG POOP CARRYING E. COLI IS LEACHING INTO RIVERS FROM FACTORY FARMS  https://www.thedodo.com/pig-poop-factory-farms-streams-1001541162.html


Environmental Health News, February 18, 2015
▶  PIG POOP FOULING NORTH CAROLINA STREAMS; STATE PERMITTING QUESTIONED http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2015/feb/pig-poop-fouling-north-carolina-streams-state-permitting-questioned


TakePart, January 29, 2015
▶  FACTORY FARM POLLUTION LAWSUIT : ANOTHER REASON TO LOATHE FACTORY FARMS:  MASSIVE AIR AND WATER POLLUTION http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/01/29/factory-farm-pollution-lawsuit


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. http://e360.yale.edu/feature/as_dairy_farms_grow_bigger_new_concerns_about_pollution/2768/


▶  CORPORATE POWER: NEW YORK ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS SLAM STATE'S DECISION TO EXEMPT CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Operations) FROM CLEAN WATER STANDARDS http://ecowatch.org


February 18, 2013 Common Dream

▶  INDUSTRIAL CORPORATE AG TRIGGERS DEVASTATING 'WEB' OF POLLUTION - NEW UNDP REPORT https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/18-2


September 5,2013 Care 2
▶  EPA LETS FACTORY FARMS OFF THE HOOK, DROPS POLLUTION REPORTING PROPOSAL - CORPORATIONS RULE http://www.care2.com/causes/epa-lets-factory-farms-off-the-hook-and-stops-requiring-pollution-reports.html


Center for Food Safety, January 14, 2015
▶  GROUPS WIN LANDMARK VICTORY AGAINST INDUSTRIAL DAIRIES IN OREGON http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/3697/groups-win-landmark-victory-against-industrial-dairies#


Reuters, January 16, 2015
 ▶ FARMS CAN BE HELD LIABLE FOR POLLUTION FROM MANURE - U.S. COURTS. Industrial livestock operations produce hundreds of millions of tons of manure annually, poisoning our ground water and water ways. A U.S. federal court has ruled for the first time that manure from livestock facilities can be regulated as solid waste, a decision hailed by environmentalists as opening the door to potential legal challenges against facilities across the country.  http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/17/usa-pollution-manure-idUSL1N0UW02520150117


▶  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


Care2, May 26, 2014
  -▶ 2,000 PIGS DIE AFTER FALLING INTO THEIR OWN WASTE TANK ON FACTORY FARM http://www.care2.com/causes/2000-pigs-die-after-falling-into-their-own-waste-tank-on-factory-farm.html#


Pulse, April 11, 2014
- ▶  SCIENTIST FRUSTRATED BY MASSIVE FACTORY FARM WASTE, THREATENING BOTH HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH: Despite a growing body of evidence that shows the environmental and health consequences of intensive livestock operations, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) continue to pop up on the landscape.
   In Kewaunee County, where cows outnumber humans by more than three to one, and where the porous karst topography cannot possibly support the massive amounts of animal waste that the industrial farms produce, citizens have been fighting an uphill battle to have their concerns heard. 

Professor Lawrence said. "You go up against very politically powerful, influential groups whose vested interests are in discrediting the data or offering counter arguments of economic necessity, or it will kill jobs if you abide by the Clean Water Act or Clean Air Acts, dozens of different arguments that I've seen. http://www.ppulse.com/Articles-Headlines-c-2014-04-10-114424.114136-Scientists-Frustrated-by-Factory-Farms.htm


OnEarth Magazine, February 24, 2014
- ▶ HOG WILD:  HUGE CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS ARE POISONING IOWA'S DRINKING WATER http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/02/factory-farms-are-poisoning-iowa-water

 

March 14, 3013 - Mother Jones

- ▶  IOWA'S FACTORY LIVESTOCK FARMS CHURN OUT MORE UNTREATED WASTE THAN THE HUMAN SEWAGE OUTPUT OF THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES  http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/03/chinas-dead-hog-scandal-gross%E2%80%94-so-are-our-factories-farms


OnEarth Magazine, February 2, 2014
-▶ HOG WILD:  U.S. FACTORY FARMS ARE POISONING IOWA'S DRINKING WATER -- ALL TO FEED CHINA http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/02/factory-farms-are-poisoning-iowa-water


March 14, 2013 - Mother Jones

- ▶  CHINA'S DEAD HOG SCANDAL IS GROSS - BUT SO ARE THE HOG FECES IN THE US WATERWAYS http://sco.lt/5J0QEr


July 12, 2013 Scientific American
- ▶  DEFECATION NATION:  PIG WASTE LIKELY TO RISE IN U.S. FROM CHINA BUSINESS DEAL http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=smithfield-pig-waste


 - ▶  GROUP FILE MOTION TO STOP FACTORY FARMS FROM USING WATERWAYS AS DUMPING GROUNDS  http://ecowatch.com/2012/12/07/stop-factory-farms/


August 2, 2012 Pew Environment Group

▶  ANIMAL WASTE, WATERWAYS, AND DRINKING WATER http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/opinions/animal-waste-waterways-and-drinking-water-85899409190


May 15, 2013 Mother Jones

▶  MYSTERIOUS POOP FOAM CAUSES EXPLOSIONS ON HOG FARMS http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/05/menace-manure-foam-still-haunting-huge-hog-farms


Care2, May 26, 2014
  -▶ 2,000 PIGS DIE AFTER FALLING INTO THEIR OWN WASTE TANK ON FACTORY FARM http://www.care2.com/causes/2000-pigs-die-after-falling-into-their-own-waste-tank-on-factory-farm.html#


August 29, 2013 Treehugger

▶  AMERICA'S FIRST NATIONAL RIVER THREATENED BY CARGILL MEGA FACTORY HOG FARM http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/americas-first-national-river-threatened-factory-hog-farm.html


 

▶  MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE http://sco.lt/5Gpafx


- ▶ ALTERING OUR COWS TO ELIMINATE "STENCH" AND PRODUCE MORE MILK  BY INJECTING THEM WITH rBST (THAT GOES INTO THEIR WASTE AND OUR WATERWAYS) http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Cattle_flatulence_doesnt_stink_with_biotechnology_999.html

 

April 22, 2013 - Humanosphere

- ▶ STATE DEREGULATION OF INDUSTRIAL DAIRY FARMS - ENVIRONMENTAL COALITION RESPONDS http://www.riverkeeper.org/news-events/news/preserve-river-ecology/environmental-coalition-responds-to-state-deregulation-of-industrial-dairy-farms


                                                   VIDEO

                 WHAT IS FACTORY FARMING?  US AND THE PLANET

We are at a critical point in human history. Our choices no longer have just a local impact. Their effects are felt globally — on animals, people, and the environment...http://vimeo.com/51888108

 

▶  CAFO: THE TRAGEDY OF INDUSTRIAL ANIMAL FACTORIES: http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1845482799/cafo-the-tragedy-of-industrial-animal-factories

 

▶  ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS: DRUGS, GMO FEED AND 'AG-GAG' LAWS TO IMPACT BEYOND USA http://sco.lt/6jKf2H


Animal Ecology In Focus, January 16, 2015
▶  BIODIVERSITY v INTENSIVE FARMING : HAS FARMING LOST ITS WAY?

https://journalofanimalecology.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/biodiversity-v-intensive-farming-has-farming-lost-its-way/


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 ▶  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


                                                       PHOTOS

                                         August 26, 2013 Grist
▶  THESE AERIAL SHOTS OF FACTORY FARMING LOOK LIKE BLOODY ZOMBIE WOUNDS http://grist.org/list/these-aerial-shots-of-factory-farming-look-like-bloody-zombie-wounds/


Alternet, December 19, 2013
- ▶ THE HORRORS OF FACTORY FARMING ARE MULTI-FOLD -  6 CRIMES AGAINST NATURE PERPETRATED BY THE FOOD INDUSTRY : http://www.alternet.org/food/6-crimes-against-nature-perpetrated-food-industry

 

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


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                          DRUGS, PHAMACEUTICALS IN ANIMALS

                                THEIR WASTE, AND WATERWAYS


28 March, 2013 - Earth In Transition
▶  NEW DANGERS FROM FACTORY FARM BACTERIA AND ANTIBIOTICS http://www.earthintransition.org/2013/03/new-dangers-from-factory-farm-bacteria-


March 20, 2013 - Pew Health Initiatives

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

 

13 February, 2013 Mother Jones

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


▶  BIG PHARMA DRUGS FOUND IN RIVERS, CHANGES FISH BEHAVIOR - WITH POTENTIAL EVOLUTIONARY AND ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS  http://sco.lt/8YWfuz


▶  THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT: CAFOs AND INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMING YOUR MEAT  http://sco.lt/5pYaYr

 


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


▶  HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS INITIATING AND FUNDING THE ECO TERRORISM ACT - NOW YOU WILL NEVER KNOW http://newint.org/blog/2013/04/30/eco-terrorism-act-usa/


 ▶  ANTI-WHISTLE BLOWER AG-GAG LAWS AIMED AT KEEPING YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT YOUR FACTORY FARMED FOOD - PIGS, CHICKENS, VEAL, DAIRY, TURKEY, DUCKS http://sco.lt/7aFBUv


 April 25, 2013 Government Accountability Project
▶  USDA WHISTLEBLOWERS: CHEMICAL USE IN INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARM POULTRY PLANTS A SERIOUS HAZARD http://www.whistleblower.org/blog/44-2013/2656-usda-whistleblowers-chemical-use-in-poultry-plants-a-serious-health-hazard

 

HuffPost Green, April 02, 2014
▶  USDA:  SELLING OUT ORGANIC TO PROTECT FIVE FACTORY FARMS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-friedrich/usda-selling-out-organic-_b_5072263.html

 

                                                         WATCH;
                "DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM  [HBO] (2009) 1:27:25

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


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July 12, 2013 Scientific American

- ▶  DEFECATION NATION:  PIG WASTE LIKELY TO RISE IN U.S. FROM CHINA BUSINESS DEAL http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=smithfield-pig-waste


                                                        PHOTOS:

▶  RIVERS OF DEAD FISH - PHOTOS: AGRICULTURAL POLLUTION IN CHINA'S FUHE RIVER, WUHAN http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2013-09/03/c_132688507_3.htm


▶  CHINA'S RIVER OF DEAD PIGS - 17,000 OF THEM

CHINA BUYS USA LARGEST FACTORY PIG FARM PRODUCER http://sco.lt/9HVjqz

 

March 14, 2013 - Mother Jones

- ▶  CHINA'S DEAD HOG SCANDAL IS GROSS - BUT SO ARE THE HOG FECES IN THE US WATERWAYS http://sco.lt/5J0QEr

 

▶  ARE YOU EATING CLONED PORK? CHINA ENTERS USA FOOD MARKET UNLABELED, UNREGULATED  http://sco.lt/57VNh3


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                                                    VIDEO
                           The Vancouver Sun, June 09, 2014
▶  THREAT TO CRITICAL WATERWAYS REVEALS A U.S.-CANADA DIVIDE. They are the invisible waterways. Laced with farm manure, choked with invasive grasses and often seasonally dry, their subtle meanderings go unnoticed and unappreciated. There are hundreds of them in the Fraser Valley, providing critical habitat for endangered fish and frogs against a tide of government neglect, poor farming practices and public ignorance. http://www.vancouversun.com/Threat+critical+waterways+reveals+Canada+divide/9919381/story.html


 

August 1, 2013 Huffington Post Green
▶  THE KILLING FIELDS: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE, DEAD ZONE AND GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-kucinich/the-killing-fields-indust_b_3678515.html

 

Treehugger, October 9, 2013
▶  ARE BIOFUELS CONTRIBUTING TO DEAD ZONES? http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/are-biofuels-still-contributing-dead-zone.html


▶  FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUEL WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X


-▶  THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS  http://sco.lt/7uzkCf

 

                                                    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

 

 Nation of Change

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

 

Worldwatch Institute
▶  AGRICULTURE AND FACTORY FARM LIVESTOCK REMAIN MAJOR SOURCES OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS ... http://www.worldwatch.org/agriculture-and-livestock-remain-major-sources-greenhouse-gas-emissions-1?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+worldwatch%2Fall+%28Worldwatch+Institute%2

 

▶  ARE YOU ORGANIZING AGAINST A FACTORY FARM? Socially Responsible Agricultural Project.  Contact us for free, expert advice! http://www.sraproject.org/

 

THE BIG STINK: Mother Jones, May/June Issue
HOW TO FIGHT A FACTORY FARM AND WIN: A couple of attorneys have sniffed out Big Pork' legal weak spot http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/04/law-and-odor-attorneys-big-pork-legal-weak-spot

 

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

 


- ▶  BLIND, FOOTLESS CHICKEN' S FOR FUTURE CAFO FACTORY FARMS  http://farmwars.info/?p=7897


    WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMS

                                            http://sco.lt/4q2j5t


                                                HIGH STEAKS

                                         http://sco.lt/5G3rBB


 

▶  FARM TO FORK: THE STORY OF OUR TOXIC FOOD SYSTEM - INFOGRAPH (WHAT ARE WE FEEDING OUR KIDS?) http://sco.lt/66Od05


 ▶  RE-ENGINEERING (GENETICALLY MODIFIED) ANIMALS FOR PROFIT

 http://sco.lt/5YKo8f


▶  OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH  http://sco.lt/686Qi1



                                                 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

pdjmoo's insight:

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

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

▶  CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

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

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

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, October 25, 2013 7:42 AM

This whole issue is sickening. It makes on want to never eat again.

Alex Buckle's curator insight, January 12, 2015 1:50 AM

Great Documentary

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

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

▶  CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

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

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

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Watch "Land Rush" - Why Poverty? The ugly rise of monoculture farming and globalized food

Watch "Land Rush" - Why Poverty? The ugly rise of monoculture farming and globalized food | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it


 

                         WATCH THIS FILM NOW  Running Time 53:22

                                   GLOBAL VOICES "LAND RUSH"

Land Rush looks at how multinational agribusiness is threatening African farmers' ability to feed their communities.http://www.itvs.org/films/land-rush

    How do you feed the world? 75% of Mali's population are farmers, but rich foreign corporations are leasing Mali's land in order to turn large areas into American-style agribusiness monoculture mechanized  farms for their own profit and export, destroying and changing ecosystems and the culture. Many Malian peasants do not welcome these efforts, seeing them as yet another manifestation of imperialism threatening their ability to feed themselves.  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?

Africa produces 10 percent less food than it did in 1960.  In Mali, an American plan for a vast genetically engineered sugar cane (biofuel) operation on the banks of the Niger River threatens small-scale native rice farmers who have fed their communities for generations.... http://video.pbs.org/video/2296680847


MORE ABOUT THE FILM http://www.itvs.org/films/land-rush



Ecocentric, March 17,2015
THE DANGER OF MONOCROPS: LESSONS FROM THE IRISH POTATO FAMINE http://www.gracelinks.org/blog/1150/the-danger-of-monocrops-lessons-from-the-irish-potato-famin


Truthout, December 04, 2014
▶ SEEDS OF THE FUTURE DIMINISHING AS MONO INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE DOMINATES THE WORLD. A third of the world's land area is dedicated to agriculture. Farmers' fields and pastures comprise (after the oceans) the second largest ecosystem on the planet. This vast tract has been largely transformed into sterile monoculture deserts in which all other organisms are suppressed with agrochemicals, and only the cash crop is allowed to thrive. Whether it is soy in the Brazilian Amazon, wheat on the Ukrainian steppes or corn in Iowa, a single high-yield variety typically dominates the landscape for as far as the eye can seehttp://truth-out.org/news/item/27760-seeds-of-the-future


The Ecologist, February 12, 2015
LAND AND SEED LAWS UNDER ATTACK AS AFRICA IS GROOMED FOR CORPORATE RECOLONIZATION. A battle is raging for control of resources in Africa - land, water, seeds, minerals, ores, forests, oil, renewable energy sources...  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2752051/land_and_seed_laws_under_attack_as_africa_is_groomed_for_corporate_recolonization.html


Common Dreams, February 06, 2015
 ▶ THE RE-COLONIZATION OF AFRICA http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/02/06/re-colonization-africa


Farmlandgrab, January 03, 2015
▶  BARBARIANS AT THE FARM GATE  http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/24381


                      AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM? 

         CORPORATE PROFITS v SMALL HOLDER FARMERS INTEREST

                                       http://sco.lt/8JKbIn


 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/



DO WE REALLY NEED CORPORATE 'CLIMATE-SMART' AGRICULTURE GREENWASH?  - AGRA  http://sco.lt/7GeSET


                                                     WATCH

             THE MYTH OF THE AFRICAN 'GREEN REVOLUTION'  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1562042292/the-myth-of-the-african-green-revolution-video-vandana-shiva


                                             INVESTIGATION
                                  Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
                                           http://sco.lt/6jxBxZ


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


                      AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM? 

         CORPORATE PROFITS v SMALL HOLDER FARMERS INTEREST

                                       http://sco.lt/8JKbIn


                                           GHANA AND GMOs

Genetic engineering is about private corporate control of the food system.

                                   Pambazuka, February 19, 2015

▶ THE RABID TACTICS OF THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY TO GAIN CONTROL OF GHANA'S FOOD SYSTEM Whose interests does Prof. Alhassan represent? Prof. Alhassan was been quoted as dismissing anti-GMO groups because, according to him, they allegedly do not have any scientific proof or knowledge to offer when it comes GMO technology. But he is wrong.

Ghanaian farmers need to abhor and reject scientists laden with conflicts of interest. Monsanto and Syngenta are particularly greedy to get their hands on Ghana’s agriculture and control the seed market here.Professor Alhassan is attempting to control the information farmers and the public see and hear just like the industry he represents....

“Today, large numbers of scientists are in the employ of Big Pharma, Big Ag, and all kinds of corporations with anti-environmental and anti-social justice agendas.”(2)... Professor Alhassan is a key employee of Big Ag, and has been for his entire career....

http://www.pambazuka.net/en/category/comment/94029



29 March, 2013 - Brownfield Ag News For America
▶  AGRICULTURAL LAND PRICES: DEMAND OR BUBBLE http://brownfieldagnews.com/2013/03/29/ag-land-prices-demand-or-bubble/

 

March 1, 2013 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
 ▶   GOVERNMENTS MUST PROTECT LAND, FOOD SYSTEMS AS TRADE LIBERALIZATION ACCELERATES LAND GRABBING  http://iatp.org/blog-agriculture

 

                                              LAND GRABS

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



▶  FOOD, FUEL AND THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB - THE INCOME DIVIDE FOOD WARS http://sco.lt/8f8GfJ

 

                                             VIDEO REPORT

LAND GRAB, SPECULATION, BIOFUELS = FOOD CRISIS http://sco.lt/5Wd0xV


                                                  -- WATCH --

                                         "PLANET FOR SALE"

                   BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

                                     May 3, 2011 FarmlandGrab

                          http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542


 

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

 

 

                              FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY

MEETING THE OBJECTIVE...OR FEEDING THE BIG AG BIOTECH CHEMICAL CARTEL COFFERS http://sco.lt/6bJSgD


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


▶  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


Malaysia Feb. 4, 2013 The Sun Daily

▶  BIOFUELS: BIODIESEL BOOST FOR PALM OIL INDUSTRY - THE CORPORATE RACE FOR PROFITS, DESTROYING FORESTS AND ECOSYSTEMS AS THEY GO  http://www.thesundaily.my/news/605492


Feb 1, 2013

▶  CROP-BASED BIOFUELS IS UNSUSTAINABLE. GROWING PALM OIL COULD SPEED UP CLIMATE CHANGE , WHILE DEVASTATING BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS http://planetark.org/wen/67793


April 27, 2012

▶  EPA SAYS PALM-BASED BIOFUELS SHOULD NOT QUALIFY FOR INCLUSION IN RENEWABLE FUELS STANDARD  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1679460426/epa-says-palm-based-biofuels-should-not-qualify-for-inclusion-in-renewable-fuels-standard

 

May 7, 2013 EurActive - The BioFuel Industry Push Back
▶  BIOFUELS INDUSTRY SENT "THREE MAILS AN HOUR" IN ILUC LOBBY OFFENSIVE http://www.euractiv.com/energy/biofuels-industry-sent-mails-hou-news-519531


 

 

 

MORE ON HOW FOREIGN LAND GRABS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=land+grab

 

MORE ON BIOFUELS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=BIOFUELS

 

 


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pdjmoo's curator insight, March 30, 2013 11:33 PM

When profits overide local culture, destroy ecosystems and environment for the western ideal of monoculture agriculture, owned by multi-nationals, displacing local indigenous peoples, it is time to draw a line.

In this instance, in Mali, the sugar cane is for export, not for local food supply and the indigenous peoples will be doomed to working laborers in an environment of big agriculture for little money.  Creating dependency on foreign aid and hand-outs for food for survival while foreign entities profit greatly is NOT where we should be going for the future.

Money is not the currency for many cultures, it is producing food locally for themselves and their community and we have no right to impose our outside mega gmo agriculture on anyone, destroying their connection to their lands and livelihoods.

James C's curator insight, July 18, 2013 5:43 AM

This is just horrible..no words..

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Monsanto's Power Grab: Genetically Engineered Foods Given Immunity From the Federal Government

Monsanto's Power Grab: Genetically Engineered Foods Given Immunity From the Federal Government | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

March 22, 2013 UltraCulture.

Congress has passed a short-term budget measure—the Senate Continuing Resolution spending bill—that included an ANONYMOUSLY-added rider that critics are saying gives Monsanto immunity from the federal government.

It’s a bit more complicated than that: the provision allows the US Department of Agriculture to grant temporary permission for genetically modified crops to be planted, even if a judge has ruled that said GMO crops aren’t approved—at least until proper environmental reviews are conducted.

Once you plant something, though, it’s hard to get it out of the wild, even should the USDA suddenly change its mind after already giving approval. Once they take root, GMO crops can spread or cross-pollinate into the environment—carrying whatever genetic programs their creators have loaded them with...... http://www.ultraculture.org/monsanto-given-immunity-from-the-federal-government/

 

March 26, 2013 - RT USA
 'MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT' SLIPS QUIETLY THROUGH US CONGRESS http://rt.com/usa/monsanto-congress-silently-slips-830/

 

March 26, 2013 - UltraCulture
MONSANTO'S SHOCKING POWER GRAB CONTINUES Monsanto's Shocking Power Grab Continues http://www.ultraculture.org/monsanto-shocking-power-grab-continues/

 

SECRETIVE U.S. AMENDMENT WEAKENS BIOTECH OVERSIGHT AND REGULATION OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS http://sco.lt/5XWZu5

 

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

 

PLOS BIOLOGY - BIOSAFETY DATA AS CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS INFORMATION  http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.1001499;jsessionid=6CC6CD75FF933

 

BIO RE-ENGINEERING NATURE: PEACH GENOME AND POPLARS, WILLOW TREES FOR PATENTED BIOFUEL CROPS http://sco.lt/6YSHqr

 

THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN HEALTH  http://www.panna.org/issues/pesticides-profit/chemical-cartel

 

>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/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Genetic modification strains old food and drug laws - How a fish becomes a drug and corn a pest

Genetic modification strains old food and drug laws - How a fish becomes a drug and corn a pest | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

23 March 2013 - Los Angeles Times

-▶  -▶ GENETIC MODIFICATION STRAINS OLD FOOD AND DRUG LAWS ; HOW A FISH BECOMES A DRUG, AND CORN A PEST. When is a fish not a fish but a drug? When government regulators take old laws and twist themselves into knots trying to apply them to new technology...

Atlantic salmon that grow quickly thanks to a growth hormone gene from another salmon species are deemed "new animal drugs" because the Food and Drug Administration decided to regulate genetically engineered animals under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938.

A cotton plant that makes insect-killing proteins with the help of a gene from a soil bacterium is a pesticide in the eyes of the Environmental Protection Agency, which regulates the crop under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act of 1972.

In what some critics deem the biggest contortion, many genetically modified crops are classified as "potential plant pests" so that the U.S. Department of Agriculture may preside over them through the Federal Plant Pest Act of 1957 — even though the key traits added to the plants have nothing to do with pests....

http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-gmo-regulations-20130324,0,7244741.story



▶  INTRODUCING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ANIMALS INTO OUR ENVIRONMENT AND BODIES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2241145898/introducing-genetically-engineered-animals-into-our-environment-and-bodiesl

 

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/

 

 June 17, 2013 Global Research
-▶  FDA APPROVES FIRST GMO FLU VACCINE -- CONTAINING REPROGRAMMED DOG KIDNEY CELLS http://www.globalresearch.ca/fda-approves-first-gmo-flu-vaccine-containing-reprogrammed-insect-virus/5338052

 

-▶  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

 

 

                                             --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki 

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

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

                                               http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

-▶  THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES = CROSSING PIGS AND BUTTERFLIES WITH WORMS -- NOT OKAY  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1699396402/gmos-and-biotech-the-food-fight-of-our-lives-crossing-roses-with-pigs-and-butterflies-with-worms-not-to-mention-corn-with-a-virulent-bacteria

 

-▶  PATENTING LIFE ITSELF: BIOTECH IS RE-ENGINEERING, RE-PROGRAMMING  - THE ETHICS AND LEGALITIES http://sco.lt/9Hu7Tl

 

▶  THE NEXT GMO BIOTECH WAVE: EXTREME SYNTHETIC GENETICS:  THE IMPLICATIONS, THE ETHICS http://sco.lt/6TyUmv

 

-▶  WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS? http://sco.lt/66LUbR

 

-▶  BIODEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY http://sco.lt/7696kT

 

20 March, 2013 - The Guardian Environment

-▶  MAJOR US SUPERMARKETS TO BOYCOTT GM SALMON  - FIRST OF 30 OTHER GENETICALLY ALTERED SPECIES UNDER DEVELOPMENT

The GM salmon is the first in some 30 other species of genetically engineered fish under development, including tilapia. Researchers are also working to bring GM cows, chickens and pigs to market.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/20/major-us-supermarkets-boycott-gm-salmon

 

                                                   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/

 

 

 -▶  BIO RE-ENGINEERING NATURE:  PEACH GENOME AND POPLARS, WILLOW TREES FOR PATENTED BIOFUEL CROPS http://sco.lt/6YSHqr

 

August 18, 2013 Care2 Causes
-▶  NOW WE'RE TURNING ANIMALS INTO FACTORIES FOR OUR DRUGS? http://www.care2.com/causes/now-were-turning-animals-into-factories-for-our-drugs.html


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

 

-▶  >>  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

 

                                      VIDEO REPORT RT News

                                           March 28, 2013
-▶  ' FRANKENFISH' HEADING TO YOUR DINNER PLATE AS OBAMA SIGNS 'MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao7ECASd5pc

 

-▶  GROWING PHARMACEUTICALS IN GMO PLANT REQUIRES NEW, STRICT REGULATIONS AND OVERSIGHT - PATENT MONOPOLIES http://sco.lt/7KM4qv

 

-▶  MONSANTO ENTERS PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS, ACQUIRES KEY 'GENE SILENCING' TECHNOLOGY FOR USE IN HUMANS http://sco.lt/8Rrt6v

 

                                                 WATCH (19:57)

GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ORGANISMS HAVE PERVERTED SCIENCE - GENETICIST -Dr Suman Sahai: Power, Plurality and Uncertainty and The Global Politics of Scientific Advice. A fascinating talk by Dr Suman Sahai of GeneCampaign containing a powerful indictment of the science of GMOs.... http://www.gmwatch.org/gm-videosb/27-gm-in-india/14678

 

 -▶  WE ALLOW MULTINATIONAL FOOD CORPORATIONS AND SPECULATORS TO DECIDE EVERYDAY WHO IS EATING AND LIVING, AND WHO IS STARVING AND DYING http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2973615009/we-allow-multinational-food-corporations-and-speculators-to-decide-everyday-who-is-eating-and-living-and-who-is-starving-and-dying

 

-▶  PATENT FOR A PIG:  BIOTECH SCIENTISTS PUSH TO PATENT, "IMPROVE" TRANSGENIC GMO 'ENVIROPIGS"  http://sco.lt/8JZpZp

 

 

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

 

 -▶  DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS? http://sco.lt/5D4PTN

 

-▶  KNOWN BIOTECH GENE ALTERING IN THE PIPELINE

http://www.genet-info.org/information-services/genetically-engineered-animals/ge-salmon.html

 

Grist, November 26, 2013
-▶ CANADA APPROVES EXPORT OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED SALMON EGGS - TO USA via PANAMA'S AQUABOUNTY
Canada will allow genetically modified salmon eggs to be produced and exported — but no way in hell will the eggs be allowed to hatch on Canadian soil.Canada will allow genetically modified salmon eggs to be produced and exported — but no way in hell will the eggs be allowed to hatch on Canadian soil.
The eggs will be exported to Aquabounties hatcheries in Panama and then exported to the USA http://grist.org/news/canada-approves-export-of-genetically-modified-salmon-eggs/

 

20 March, 2013 - The Guardian Environment
-▶  MAJOR US SUPERMARKETS TO BOYCOTT GM SALMON  - FIRST OF 30 OTHER GENETICALLY ALTERED SPECIES UNDER DEVELOPMENT
The GM salmon is the first in some 30 other species of genetically engineered fish under development, including tilapia. Researchers are also working to bring GM cows, chickens and pigs to market.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/20/major-us-supermarkets-boycott-gm-salmon

 

                                                  VIDEO

GENETICALLY MODIFIED ANIMALS COMING TO YOUR DINNER PLATE - WHETHER YOU KNOW IT OR NOT http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3199607957/where-does-it-stop-genetically-modified-animals-coming-to-your-dinner-plate-video

 

-▶  -----  AND NOW... GENETICALLY MODIFIED ANIMALS COULD MAKE IT TO YOUR PLATE WITH MINIMAL TESTING AND NO PUBLIC INPUT http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1979494551/and-now-genetically-modified-animals-could-make-it-to-your-plate-with-minimal-testing-and-no-public-input

 

-▶  WHY IS THERE SO LITTLE INDEPENDENT PEER REVIEW GMO RESEARCH? http://sco.lt/5FIWcD

 

  -▶  WHERE DOES IT STOP? CHINESE SCIENTISTS PRESENTLY EXPERIMENT WITH MORE THAN 20 GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ANIMALS: - NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/health/genetically-engineered-salmon-176698781.html

 

Mail OnLine, February 06, 2014
 -▶  WORLD'S FIRST GENETICALLY MODIFIED BABIES BORN IN U.S. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-43767/Worlds-GM-babies-born.html#ixzz2Y86dcHec

 

New York Times, February 23, 2014
▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED BABIES:  FDA CONSIDERING APPROVAL OF RADICAL BIOLOGICAL PROCEDURES-- THIS WEEK  The F.D.A. calls them mitochondrial manipulation technologies. This is a dangerous step. These techniques would change every cell in the bodies of children born as a result of their use, and these alterations would be passed down to future generations. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/24/opinion/genetically-modified-babies.html

 

-▶  -----  NEW GM BABIES BORN A DECADE AGO http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/genetically-engineered-babies.php

-▶  ------ GM COW BRINGS BIOTECH TO A NEW LEVEL OF CREEPY http://sco.lt/62KG6T

-▶  ------ China Develops 300 Genetically Modified Dairy Cows for Human Breast Milk Production http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3601115491/science-gone-mad-china-develops-300-genetically-modified-dairy-cows-for-human-breast-milk-production

-▶  ------  GMO PATENTS MAY OWN OUR FORESTS:  MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOYSTEMS http://sco.lt/5G9P0L

-▶  ------  PATENT FOR A PIG:  SCIENTIST "IMPROVE' TRANSGENIC GMO "ENVIROPIGS" http://sco.lt/7hrnF3

-▶  ------  FIRST GM CAMELS TO BE ENGINEERED FOR DRUG PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/5L5VVB

 

-▶  ------  INTRODUCING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ANIMALS INTO OUR ENVIRONMENT AND BODIES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2241145898/introducing-genetically-engineered-animals-into-our-environment-and-bodiesl

 

-▶  BLIND, FOOTLESS CHICKENS FOR FUTURE CAFO FACTORY FARMS  http://farmwars.info/?p=7897

 

-▶  GMOs IN THE PIPELINE.  LOOKING TO THE NEXT FIVE YEARS IN the crop, forestry, livestock, aquaculture and agro-industry sectors in developing countries" http://www.fao.org/biotech/biotech-forum/en/

 

 

-▶  ------  UNLEASHING GENETICALLY SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE = NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT  - "FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT http://sco.lt/8ZDraz

 

-▶  OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : Fast-tracking approvals, Waiving regulations, NO Oversight, NO Labeling http://sco.lt/5uCx8b

 

-▶  OBAMA'S BIOECONOMY PROMOTES A GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FUTURE - FAST TRACKING APPROVALS, WAIVING REGULATIONS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3834276755/obama-s-bioeconomy-promotes-a-genetically-engineered-future-fast-tracking-approvals-waiving-regulations

 

 

-▶  PATENTING LIFE: GENETICALLY MONETIZED FOOD  - FOLLOW THE MONEY http://sco.lt/5YZ8vx

 

July 24, 2013 Elle
-▶  GENETICALLY MODIFIED CORN - ALLERGIES TO #GMO CORN http://www.elle.com/beauty/health-fitness/allergy-to-genetically-modified-corn

 

-▶  THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY IN SEED PATENTS AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD  http://sco.lt/9MJJhZ

 

-▶  GENE GIANTS SEEK "PHILANTHROGOPOLY" - SIX MULTINATIONAL GENE GIANTS CONTROL THE DIRECTION OF AGRICULTURE WITH IMPUNITY http://sco.lt/6h3lzt

 

 -▶  FRANKENFOODS HITCH AN 'ANONYMOUS' RIDE THROUGH US CONGRESS - GMO NOW FREE FROM LIABILITY, REGULATION AND OVERSIGHT This dangerous provision, the Monsanto Protection Act, strips judges of their constitutional mandate to protect consumer and farmer rights and the environment, while opening up the floodgates for the planting of new untested genetically engineered crops, endangering farmers, citizens and the environment http://sco.lt/7cjwu1

 

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

 

June 5, 2013 The Daily Sheeple
-▶  NESTLE'S MARK UP WATER 52 MILLION PERCENT

WHILE PATENTING BREAST MILK AND MEDICINAL PLANTS

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/nestles-wet-dream-they-mark-up-water-53-million-percent_062013

 

-▶  OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : FAST-TRACKING APPROVALS, WAIVING REGULATIONS, OVERSIGHT AND LABELING   http://sco.lt/5uCx8b

 

                                             BAN GMOs NOW

                                        A Special ISIS Report

                                          http://sco.lt/5CPilt


-▶  THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN HEALTH  http://www.panna.org/issues/pesticides-profit/chemical-cartel

 

-▶  >The "BIOTECH RIDER ": IS THE BIOTECH AGRICULTURAL/FOOD CARTEL ABOUT TO GAIN IMMUNITY FROM FEDERAL LAW? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2132996096/the-monsanto-rider-is-the-biotech-agricultural-cartel-about-to-gain-immunity-from-federal-law

-▶  >MONSTER BIOTECH CARTEL SNEAK ATTACK IN CONGRESS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3536061295/monsanto-sneak-attack-in-congress

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

 

 

 

-▶  >THE SPERM COUNT OF FRENCH MEN FELL BY A THIRD BETWEEN 1989 AND 2006 -  GMO, environmental chemical exposures http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3600451819/the-sperm-count-of-french-men-fell-by-a-third-between-1989-and-2005-environmental-chemical-exposures

-▶  >HORMONES FED TO LIVESTOCK MAY SKEW FISH (AND HUMAN) GENDER TOWARD MALES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3718798300/hormones-from-livestock-operations-may-skew-fish-and-human-gender-toward-males

-▶  >THE ECONOMIC COST OF FOOD MONOPOLIES  Food & Water Watch http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3502513832/the-economic-cost-of-food-monopolies-food-water-watch

 

                                            -- WATCH --

     THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO: (FULL LENGTH)

                      THE LEADER OF THE BIOTECH CARTEL

                                        http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

 

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

 

-▶  MONSANTO BUYS OBAMA, THE US SENATE AND THE GLOBAL FARM   http://sco.lt/8xdkYb

 

-▶  U.S. GMO FOOD LABELING DRIVE GOES GLOBAL  - May 25, 2013  http://sco.lt/4sEmUD


-▶  UPROAR IN THE USA: DO GLOWING HOUSE PLANTS TAKE GENE TINKERING TOO FAR? http://sco.lt/8p47UH

 

 

 

 

 

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LAND GRABBING AND THE GREAT FOOD/BIOFUEL ROBBERY - A New Corporate Colonialism

LAND GRABBING AND THE GREAT FOOD/BIOFUEL ROBBERY  - A New Corporate Colonialism | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Feb 19, 2013 - Spiegel Online

Foreign investors are buying or leasing vast amounts of farmland in Third World countries to profit from surging demand for food crops as a result of rapid population growth... http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/foreign-investors-are-buying-up-farmland-in-third-world-a-884306.html

 

Devex, July 17, 2014
WHAT CHINA'S SHIFT AWAY FROM SELF-SUFFICIENCY MEANS FOR AFRICAN AGRICULTURE https://www.devex.com/news/what-china-s-shift-away-from-self-sufficiency-means-for-african-agriculture-83899

 

January 2013 farmlandgrab.org |
FOOD, FUEL AND THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB - THE COMING FOOD WARS http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21474

 

Feb 21, 2013 Grain

LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3997330011/grain-land-grabbing-for-biofuels-must-stop

 

THE GREAT FOOD ROBBERY.  HOW CORPORATIONS CONTROL FOOD, GRAB LAND AND DESTROY THE CLIMATE http://fahamubooks.org/book/?GCOI=90638100007280&fa=description

 

USA STRONG-ARMS AFRICA AGRICULTURE: LAND GRABS, CROOKED POLITICS, GMOs ALL ROLLED INTO ONE

US university scales back link to AGRISOL controversial Tanzania ag land deal  “It is shocking to us that an appointee of the Obama administration would side with a project that will displace and destroy livelihoods of over 160,000 Africans to accommodate investors, including US and Tanzanian politicians and businessmen, with questionable records of integrity.”

http://www.ippmedia.com/frontend/index.php?l=36992

 

                               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

 

 

                                           BAN GMOs NOW

                                       http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz

 

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

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

 

Devex, July 17, 2014
WHAT CHINA'S SHIFT AWAY FROM SELF-SUFFICIENCY MEANS FOR AFRICAN AGRICULTURE https://www.devex.com/news/what-china-s-shift-away-from-self-sufficiency-means-for-african-agriculture-83899

 

 December 6, 2013 - Inter Press Service
AT THE NEXUS OF AGROFUELS, LAND GRABS AND HUNGER - Part 1  http://www.ipsnews.net/2011/12/at-the-nexus-of-agrofuels-land-grabs-and-hunger-ndash-part-1/

 

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

 

Jan 18,2013 VIDEO REPORT - The Real News

BIO-FUELS, SPECULATION, LAND GRABS = FOOD CRISIS  http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=7818#.USSEGBnZ03Y

 

AFRICA, CHOCOLATE, BILL GATES, MONSANTO AND THE GENETICALLY MODIFIED LAND GRAB http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2567914610/africa-chocolate-bill-gates-monsanto-and-the-genetically-modified-land-grab

 

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 DARK SIDE OF BIOFUELS : RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUEL WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/4mnYx7

 

AFRICA SUCCUMBS TO COLONIAL-STYLE LAND GRAB - African Agriculture http://www.africanagricultureblog.com/2012/01/africa-succumbs-to-colonial-style-land.html

 

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

 

                         FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY

MEETING THE OBJECTIVE...OR FEEDING THE BIG AG BIOTECH        CHEMICAL CARTEL GRAVY TRAIN? http://sco.lt/6ksGS9

 

▶ 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

 

 

                                            AFRICA - SOLD:

OBAMA PUTS BIG 6 CHEMICAL GMO GIANTS IN CHARGE OF 'ENDING HUNGER' IN AFRICA http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1837261743/africa-sold-obama-puts-big-6-chemical-gmo-giants-in-charge-of-ending-hunger-in-africa

 

▶ TURNING AFRICA INTO A GMO BONANZA FOR GIANT CORPORATIONS: FOREIGN TAKEOVER OF THE FUTURE OF FARMING IN AFRICA http://sco.lt/7CNCwj

 

July 18, 2013 Sahara Reporter
▶ AFRICA UNDER PRESSURE TO ACCEPT GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD AND MONCULTURE FARMING SAYS NNIMMO BASSEY http://saharareporters.com/video/africa-under-pressure-accept-gmos-says-nnimmo-bassey

 

                                             LAND GRABS:

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

 

 

-▶  HOW FOREIGN 'INVESTMENTS' ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/8Ff27V

 

 

 

+++MORE ON HOW FOREIGN LAND GRABS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=land+grab

 

+++MORE ON BIOFUELS http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=BIOFUELS

 

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How US Biofuel Policy Is Destroying Guatemala's Food Supply

How US Biofuel Policy Is Destroying Guatemala's Food Supply | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

10 Jan 2013

new report in The New York Times highlights how biofuel policy in the United States and Europe has produced a rolling food catastrophe in Guatemala.

The country once enjoyed a nearly self-sufficient level of corn production, but domestic producers were undercut by American corn exports subsidized by U.S. agricultural policy. Guatemala's domestic corn supplies dropped nearly 30 percent per capita between 1995 and 2005.... http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/448-farm-and-food-policy/15487-how-us-biofuel-policy-is-destroying-guatemalas-food-supply

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Our GMO cornfields are too quiet: All Life Chemically Exterminated - Except The Pesticide-Laden Corn

Our GMO cornfields are too quiet: All Life Chemically Exterminated -  Except The Pesticide-Laden Corn | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 NPR:

▶  CORNSTALKS EVERYWHERE BUT NOTHING ELSE, NOT EVEN A BEE

Corn farmers champion corn. Anything that might eat corn, hurt corn, bother corn, is killed. Their corn is bred to fight pests. The ground is sprayed. The stalks are sprayed again. We've erased everything else. (AND WE EAT THIS TOXIC FOOD?)

       We need to feed our planet, of course. But we also need the teeny creatures that drive all life on earth. There's something strange about a farm that intentionally creates a biological desert to produce food for one species: us. It's efficient, yes. But it's so efficient that the ants are missing, the bees are missing, and even the birds stay away. Something's not right here. Our cornfields are too quiet....  http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2012/11/29/166156242/cornstalks-everywhere-but-nothing-else-not-even-a-bee



August 1, 2013 Huffington Post Green
▶  THE KILLING FIELDS: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE, DEAD ZONES AND GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-kucinich/the-killing-fields-indust_b_3678515.html


                                               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/

 

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


Sustainable Pulse, February 14, 2014
"ROUNDUP" PESTICIDE LINKED TO GLOBAL BOOM IN CELIAC DISEASE AND GLUTEN INTOLERANCE  http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/02/19/roundup-linked-global-boom-celiac-disease-gluten-intolerance/#.VI3luydQW6A


Institute of Science In Society, December 10, 2014
MARKED DETERIORATION OF PUBLIC HEALTH PARALLELS INCREASE IN GM CROPS AND GLYPHOSATE USE, US GOVERNMENT DATA SHOWS  http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Deterioration_of_Public_Health.php


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


-▶  HARVARD SCIENTIST REBUTS INDUSTRY CLAIMS ABOUT NEONICOTINOID GMO PESTICIDES http://www.theorganicview.com/environment/harvard-scientist-rebuts-industry-claims-about-neonicotinoids/


▶  WHY WE NEED INSECTS: EVEN PESKY ONES - PESTICIDE REDUCTION ESSENTIAL http://sco.lt/94UwhF


▶  HOW MONOCULTURE THREATENS THE FUTURE OF FOOD - GROWING FOOD IN DEAD SOIL http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/01/01/bees-dying-from-chemical-agriculture.aspx?e_cid=20130101_DNL_art_2#_edn1


Common Dreams, September 18, 2014
-▶ USDA's GREENLIGHTING OF 'AGENT ORANGE' CORN AND SOYBEANS SPARKS CONDEMNATION http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/09/18/usdas-greenlighting-agent-orange-crops-sparks-condemnation


                                              WATCH (14.16)
                                 GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD

                 WHAT IS GENETIC MODIFICATION OF OUR FOOD?

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


Reuters, September 18, 2014
-▶ USDA GRANTS APPROVAL TO DOW'S ENLIST GMO CORN AND SOYBEANS http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/09/17/us-agriculture-dow-enlist-idINKBN0HC2JS20140917


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


New York Times, September 17, 2014
-▶ ALTERED TO WITHSTAND LASHINGS OF TOXIC HERBICIDE, CORN AND SOY BEANS GAIN APPROVAL http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/18/business/altered-to-withstand-herbicide-corn-and-soybeans-gain-approval.html?_r=0


Food & Water Watch, September 18, 2014
-▶ APPROVAL OF 2,4-D PESTICIDE TOLERANT CROPS SPEEDS UP AGRICHEMICAL TREADMILL  http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/pressreleases/approval-of-24-d-tolerant-crops-speeds-up-agrichemical-treadmill/


 ▶  2,4-D :THE NEXT "ROUNDUP" 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 2,4-D DICAMBA

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


▶  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


Environmental Working Group, June 02, 2014
2,4-D HERBICIDE & GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS http://www.ewg.org/24D

 

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


Digital Journal, March 10, 2014

-▶ AS DOW SEEKS GROWTH, NEW ENLIST CROP AND CHEMICALS SEEN AS KEY. Dow pegs the market opportunity for Enlist at about $1 billion. (How Interesting they make no mention of toxic impact of required pesticides on environment and human health) http://www.digitaljournal.com/business/business/as-dow-seeks-growth-new-enlist-crop-chemicals-seen-as-key/article/375455


HuffingtonPost Green, September 15, 2014
 -▶ HERBICIDE AND INSECTICIDE USE ON GMO CROPS SKYROCKETING, WHILE PRO-GMO MEDIA RUN INTERFERENCE. Former EPA Senior Scientist's New Article Sets Record Straight http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-bronner/herbicide-insecticide-use_b_5791304.html


                                        LIFE IS NOT A COMPUTER

                                   Seattle Times, November 27, 2013 -

-▶  REMOVING THE SOUL FROM HUMAN LIFE: -- BIOTECH  BUILDS CELLS LIKE YOU BUILD AN APP

http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2022349958_biofactoriesappsxml.html?syndication=rss


 July 11, 2013 Food and Water Watch
-▶  HOW BIOTECH CROPS BOLSTER THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY - REPORT PDF http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/reports/superweeds/


FRANCE24 TV, January 14, 2014

▶  U.S. 'SUPERWEEDS' EPIDEMIC SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON GMOs AND PESTICIDES  http://www.france24.com/en/20140113-us-superweeds-epidemic-shines-spotlight-gmos/


  ▶  BEE-KILLING CHEMICAL LURKS INSIDE YOUR FOOD: AGROCHEMICALS THREAT TO WILD BEES AND INSECTS, FOOD SECURITY AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/651bMX


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



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

 

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


▶  CANCER IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH BY DISEASE IN U.S. CHILDREN AS NEW STUDY LINKS CHEMICALS USED ON CORN http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2745332899/cancer-is-the-leading-cause-of-death-by-disease-in-us-children-as-new-study-links-chemicals-used-on-corn-to-the-disease


                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                 New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup

                                            http://sco.lt/5TS0Hp


Institute of Science in Society, September 17, 2014

GLYPHOSATE PESTICIDE EVERYWHEREIN OUR FOOD, IN OUR WATER, IN OUR SOIL How Roundup® Poisoned my Nature Reserve.

Glyphosate’s suppression of Cytochrome P450 enzymes and amino acid biosynthesis by beneficial gut microbes has led to a variety of human diseases that globally reach epidemic proportions in populations on a Western diet, including gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease [5].

Glyphosate and other pesticide residues had been contaminating our staple foods since before 2002, according to UK Defra (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF) [6] and neither had our friends in Wales and in Denmark. Following the recommendations by Monsanto, farmers had been using glyphosate as herbicide throughout the crop growth cycle; and at the end they were also desiccating (drying) or ripening crops with glyphosate sprayed about 7-10 days before harvest [7]. So, some of us in Europe are receiving glyphosate residues in all our non-organic staple foods, such as bread, cereals, potatoes, pasta, pulses, rice, sugar, beer, whisky, etc.[6] and many foods from the US made from corn or soya (mostly GM). http://www.i-sis.org.uk/How_Roundup_Poisoned_My_Nature_Reserve.php



Nation of Change, March 26, 2014

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

 

 Truthout, January 08, 2014
 ▶ USDA MOVES TO APPROVE "AGENT ORANGE" GMO SEEDS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/21069-usda-moves-to-approve-agent-orange-gmo-seeds

 

▶  U.S. STARTS LANDMARK AGENT ORANGE CLEANUP IN VIETNAM - WHILE MONSANTO USES IT ON GMO FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2361457073/us-starts-landmark-agent-orange-cleanup-in-vietnam-and-monsanto-uses-this-on-gmo-food


                                                   --- WATCH ---

                             A Must see VIDEO for all. Dr. David Suzuki 

         "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?

                                         http://sco.lt/5n6cuP


                                                  REPORT

         PESTICIDE USE ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS
Ramon J. Seidler, Ph.D.Former Senior Scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development, Western Ecology Division in Corvallis OR
http://static.ewg.org/agmag/pdfs/pesticide_use_on_genetically_engineered_crops.pdf

 

TakePart, June 12, 2014
 -▶ WHY YOU SHOULD WORRY ABOUT AMERICA'S CORN ADDICTION http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/06/12/how-corn-contributing-climate-change-and-water-shortages

 


INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING

LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION

                                                http://sco.lt/8iunRp



                             MANIPULATING THE SEEDS OF LIFE

                    SEED PATENTS AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD

                                               http://sco.lt/7yB3XF


                NATURE'S INGENIOUS METHODS OF SEED DISPERSAL

        http://duxbury.wickedlocal.com/article/20141025/News/141029419


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


 The Ecologist, August 24, 2014
 ▶ CANCER DEATHS DOUBLE IN ARGENTINA'S GMO AGRIBUSINESS AREAS http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2525411/cancer_deaths_double_in_argentinas_gmo_agribusiness_areas.html


 

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


 The Times of India, March 19, 2014

▶  NATURE FIGHTS BACK: WORM EVOLVES TO EAT CORN THAT WAS GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TO KILL IT http://linkis.com/indiatimes.com/oVOCu

 

The Ecologist, July 02, 2014

 -▶ NEONICOTINOIDS ARE POISONING NOT JUST BEES AND HUMAN 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

 

Guardian Environment, January 29, 2014
  ▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLY DECLINE LEADS TO WARNING OVER FAMED MIGRATION. INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE FAULTED - Low levels in central Mexico blamed on Big Agriculture disappearance of the Monarchs's milkweed breeding grounds in US and Canada http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/29/monarch-butterfly-decline-mexico


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

 

  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


                                        SILENCING THE SCIENTIST:

                      TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA: 

                       ALTRAZINE AND DEADLY NEONICOTINOIDS

                                             http://sco.lt/6Vhegj

 

 

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

 


EcoWatch, March 06, 2014
▶  RENOWNED NYU PROFESSOR:  GMOs COULD LITERALLY DESTROY THE PLANET: What effects will the genetic manipulation of nature have on our worldwide ecosystem?  http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/06/nyu-gmos-destroy-planet/


June 6, 2013 Big Picture Agriculture

- ▶  A RECIPE FOR SOIL DISASTER - TODAY'S USA FARM POLICY http://www.bigpictureagriculture.com/2013/06/soil-erosion-in-iowa-and-the-u-s-377.html

 

 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


 

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                                              BAN GMOs NOW

                 A Special Report, Institute of Science In Society

                                           http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz

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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



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                               ETHANOL, BIOFUELS, BIOMASS

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 Guardian Environment, April 20, 2014
-▶  CORN BIOFUELS WORSE THAN GASOLINE ON GLOBAL WARMING IN SHORT TERM http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/20/corn-biofuels-gasoline-global-warming

 

The Hockey Schtick, July 1, 2013
-▶  DIRTY CORN ETHANOL INCREASES EMISSIONS, FUEL COSTS, ENGINE DAMAGE AND FOOD PRICES http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/search?q=ethanol


July 12, 2013 Slate
-▶  ETHANOL IS INSANE: THE USA CORN LOBBY'S GRIP ON OUR ENERGY POLICY http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/food/2013

 

Environmental Working Group, August 19, 2013
-▶  MORE CORN ETHANOL IN 2013 MEANS ENVIRONMENT AND CONSUMERS LOSE OUT http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2013/08/more-corn-ethanol-2013-means-environment-consumers-lose-out

 

March 1, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  THE BIOFUEL BELT KEEPS CREEPING ACROSS THE U.S. - AND IT'S WILDLIFE AND ECOSYSTEMS THAT LOSE OUT http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/mar/01/biofuel-habitat-loss-usa

 

-▶  FARM SUBSIDIES AND CORN BIOFUEL ETHANOL: BAD FOR FARMERS, CONSUMERS AND ENVIRONMENT  http://sco.lt/4knJIH

 

June 17, 2013 About My Planet
-▶  CROP WARS: FOOD VERSUS BIOFUELS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/crop-wars-food-versus-biofuels/

 

-▶  FOOD OR FUEL:  BIG OIL AND BIG AG FIGHT IT OUT OVER ETHANOL BIOFUEL http://sco.lt/4rDj1t


-▶ GRAIN — LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/7LE5cv


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


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

 

 ▶  WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS? http://sco.lt/6fkVAv


THIS GRAND EXPERIMENT ON HUMAN BEINGS HAS TO STOP: Bill Gates Funds Risky, Untested, Unregulated Vitamin Fortified GMO Crops..  http://sco.lt/5uWAW9


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


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


 

 ▶  DOMESTICATED AND WILD BEES ARE BOTH IN TROUBLE - PESTICIDE INDUSTRY IN DENIAL  http://sco.lt/95yplJ

 

  ▶  MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES 59%: NOW AT LOWEST LEVELS EVER http://sco.lt/81D2Sv

 

  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


August 21, 2013 Health Impact News Daily
 -▶ DANGEROUS BANNED GMO CORN SUDDENLY APPEARS IN FOOD SUPPLY http://healthimpactnews.com/2013/dangerous-banned-gmo-corn-suddenly-appears-in-food-supply/

 

August 26, 2013 Natural Society
 -▶ NEW GMO WHEAT CAN SILENCE HUMAN GENES, CAUSING EARLY DEATH http://naturalsociety.com/csiro-gmo-wheat-silence-human-genes-early-death/


                          ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE PLANTS'?

          THE CONNECTION BETWEEN GMO AND TOXIC PESTICIDES

                                          http://sco.lt/9JFS65


  -▶ 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


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

 

 

 ▶  FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:  MEETING THE OBJECTIVE...OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS? http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ

 


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


  ▶  THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET -  - SOIL AS A LIFELINE - CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/4nJvdp


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

 


 

▶  THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL:  AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/6NaAqn

 

                                                       VIDEO:

▶  THE PROBLEM WITH GMO INDUSTRIALIZED FARMED SALMON http://sco.lt/6DGs53


                                               FOLLOW DAILY
                                            THE GMO STORY 

                                          http://ow.ly/BFSQs


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

 

                                                     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 http://www.rememberthispoint.com/?p=212



 

pdjmoo's insight:

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

 

                                                 --- WATCH ---

         THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO - FULL LENGTH

                        The Leader of the Global Biotech Ag Cartel

                                          http://sco.lt/7CoHSb

 

                            AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 ▶ THE FEMALE FACE OF FARMING : No Longer Just a 'Man's World' http://sco.lt/8udEg5

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Warning issued for genetically modified algae - for biofuels

Warning issued for genetically modified algae - for biofuels | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Genetically engineering algae as a source of biofuel has potential risks to the environment that demand study, U.S. scientists warn.

(No independent peer reviewed studies, no regulation, no oversight)

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