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2,4-D "Agent Orange" weed killer in your food, in the environment and in your body?

2,4-D "Agent Orange" weed killer in your food, in the environment and in your body? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

                                                 VIDEO REPORT
                                     PBS Newshour, March 05, 105
        THE DEADLY TOXIC LEGACY OF MONSANTO'S "AGENT ORANGE"
Fifty years since the first major American combat unit was deployed to Vietnam, the lethal legacies of war still haunt generations of civilians in that country. Special correspondent Mike Cerre, who served in that conflict, reports from Danang about some Americans who have returned in hopes of making a difference.

Agent Orange, the defoliant used extensively by the American military during the war, contains dioxin, a dangerous compound believed to cause birth defects and cancers in Vietnamese families and American veterans. "We’re seeing more and more of the genetic results of Agent Orange. These two boys are third-generation victims. And I see it in our own veterans’ families back in the U.S. The problems have been skipping generations. Grandchildren and now great-grandchildren are being born with problems as a result of the genetic issue with Agent Orange."

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/50-years-veterans-find-healing-returning-vietnam-help/


Huffington Post Green  May 04 2015T

▶ THEY ARE BIOCIDES, NOT PESTICIDES AND THEY ARE CREATING AN ECOCIDE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-kimbrell/they-are-biocides-not-pesticides-_b_7205586.html


Thepeoplesvoice, August 20, 2012

 ▶   AGENT ORANGE: A DEADLY LEGACY - COMING TO YOUR FOOD

  http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/Voices.php/2012/08/20/agent-orange-a-deadly-legacy#more22326


The Independent, August 12, 2012

VIETNAM:  THE TERRIBLE LEGACY OF MONSANTO'S AGENT ORANGE HERBICIDE (NOW IN YOUR FOOD) http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/the-terrible-legacy-of-agent-orange-8034869.html


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


August, 9, 2013 Ecowatch
▶   MONSANTO'S #GMO 'AGENT ORANGE' CROPS PLANTED IN NORTH DAKOTA BEFORE APPROVAL  http://ecowatch.com/2013/monsanto-gmo-agent-orange-crops-north-dakota/


July 13, 2013 Sustainable Pulse
 ▶   THE SINISTER MONSANTO GROUP: 'AGENT ORANGE' TO GENETICALLY MODIFIED CORN http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/07/13/the-sinister-monsanto-group-agent-orange-to-genetically-modified-corn/#.UeN6flPpiRQ


Sustainable Pulse, December 19, 2014
-▶ FOOD SAFETY EXPERTS SLAM USDA OVER 'DICAMBA' GM CROPS

  http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/12/15/food-safety-experts-slam-usda-dicamba-gm-crops/#.VJcfAkChkII


                                        VIDEO REPORT
                                  France 24, APRIL 16, 2015
VIETNAM WAR VICTIM BRINGS AGENT ORANGE MAKERS TO COURT: HORRIFYING DEFORMITIES STILL MANIFESTING IN FAMILIES http://www.france24.com/en/20150416-vietnam-agent-orange-us-chemical-companies-trial-france/


tuoitrenews, April 16, 2015

DOCUMENTARY FILM ON VIETNAM'S AGENT ORANGE VICTIMS SCREENED IN FRANCE http://tuoitrenews.vn/lifestyle/27498/documentary-film-on-vietnams-agent-orange-victims-screened-in-france


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


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


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  Global attempts by Dow AgroSciences to gain approval for new genetically-modified soybean varieties resistant to the herbicide 2,4-D have become particularly aggressive in recent months. Simultaneous applications have been filed in several of the countries where genetically engineered crops (GE or transgenic crops or GMOs) were introduced in the 1990s.
   The push for approval of new transgenics is part of a broader strategy by agribusiness to make the world’s farms increasingly dependent on its toxic herbicides, thus increasing the profits it derives from selling these chemicals. The current situation is a rerun of the 1990s’ introduction of Roundup Ready (glyphosate-resistant) crops, only this time the herbicides in question are much more toxic. These weed-killers have been around for a longer time and the case for their hazardousness to human health and the environment has been well documented. http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4945-2-4-d-soy-waging-war-on-peasants



                        ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

MONSANTO'S INSECTICIDE "ROUNDUP" LINKED TO PARKINSON'S, INFERTILITY AND CANCERS http://sco.lt/4pt9tJ


 -▶ WORLD'S MOST POPULAR WEEDKILLER BANNED FROM SALE OVER CANCER LINK http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/roundup-weedkiller-banned-from-french-garden-centres-over-probable-link-to-cancer-10319877.html



Motley Fool, March 05, 2014

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


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


Living on Earth, October 31, 2014
AGENT ORANGE-RELATED HERBICIDE APPROVED FOR GMO CROPS:  EPA SUED http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=14-P13-00044&segmentID=3


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


September 11, 2012 - World Environment News

▶  DOW WANTS FAST TRACKING TO INTRODUCE TOXIC, MORE POWERFUL, PESTICIDE. A U.S. farmer group on Tuesday dropped its opposition to efforts by Dow AgroSciences to roll out a new biotech crop system in exchange for some concessions by Dow, including help investigating any accidental crop damage.... http://planetark.org/wen/66513


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


Nation of Change, March 26, 2014

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


June 4, 2013 Japan Times

MONSANTO'S AGENT ORANGE LIES THEN, AND NOW: Toxic legacy crosses continents, spans generations http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2013/06/04/issues/okinawa-bacteria-toxic-legacy-crosses-continents-spans-generations/#.UbE6VuswOic


July 14, 2013 The Hindu
 ▶   DOW, MONSANTO ORDERED TO PAY AGENT ORANGE VICTIMS - U.S. FIRMS DENY RESPONSIBILITY http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-international/dow-monsanto-ordered-to-pay-agent-orange-victims/article4913976.ece


Off The Grid News, July 16, 2015
▶  MONSANTO MUST PAY $93 MILLION AFTER POISONING USA TOWN WITH AGENT ORANGE  http://www.offthegridnews.com/alternative-health/monsanto-must-pay-93-million-after-poisoning-town/


July 3, 2013 The Oregonian
 ▶   MANY VETERANS SUFFERING FROM DISEASES LINKED TO MONSANTO'S AGENT ORANGE STILL CAN'T GET COMPENSATION http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2013/07/many_veterans_suffering_from_d.html


The Diplomat, July 04, 2014

MONSANTO'S AGENT ORANGE LEGACY: THE SCOURGE OF VIETNAM Decades after the Vietnam War, victims wither away with scant efforts being made to tackle the deadly chemicals manufactured by Monsanto and Dow Chemical http://thediplomat.com/2014/07/agent-orange-legacy-scourges-vietnam/


August 7, 2012 Make Agent Orange History
VIETNAM STILL CLEANING UP AGENT ORANGE, 37 YEARS AFTER VIETNAM WAR http://makeagentorangehistory.org/the-vietnamese-ministry-of-defense-the-u-s-agency-for-international-development-usaid-to-launch-a-project-to-clean-up-dioxin-in-da-nang-vietnam/


Investigative Reporting Workshop, December 21, 2012

WHITE HOUSE STALLS CRITICAL EPA REPORT HIGHLIGHTING CHEMICAL DANGERS TO CHILDREN - AMID FIERCE OPPOSITION FROM CHEMICAL INDUSTRY A landmark Environmental Protection Agency report concluding that children exposed to toxic substances can develop learning disabilities, asthma and other health problems has been sidetracked indefinitely amid fierce opposition from the chemical industry.

America’s Children and the Environment, Third Edition, is a sobering analysis of the way in which pollutants build up in children’s developing bodies and the damage they can inflict.... http://investigativereportingworkshop.org/investigations/toxic-influence/story/white-house-stalls-critical-epa-report-highlightin/


The Independent, April 16, 2015
SHARKS AND EXOTIC FISH DIE AFTER TEXAS AQUARIUM TANK IS TREATED FOR PARASITES WITH PESTICIDES http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/sharks-and-exotic-fish-die-after-texas-aquarium-tank-is-treated-for-parasite-with-chemicals-10180260.html


                                       INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

                      SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING

          LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION

                                       http://sco.lt/8iunRp


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                            OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET

ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED EXCEPT THE TOXIC BT CORN

                                            http://sco.lt/9Lh4iX

        

                            BAN GMOs NOW - SPECIAL REPORT

                                   Institute of Science in Society

                                                  @ISISscience

                                                http://sco.lt/5CPilt


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-▶ EPA OVERSIGHT?: THE 'BAIT AND SWITCH' SALES TACTIC OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://100r.org/2012/02/epa-oversight-weighing-the-parts-ignoring-the-whole/


ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE PLANTS'? THE CONNECTION BETWEEN GMO AND TOXIC PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/7QbnCz


100Reporters, January 16, 2015

INVESTIGATION SPARKS DOCUMENTARY COVERAGE OF PESTICIDE http://100r.org/2015/01/100reporters-investigation-sparks-documentary-coverage-of-pesticide/


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


May 17, 2013 Natural News

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


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MONSANTO'S TOXIC HERBICIDE "ROUNDUP" GLYPHOSATE HORMONE INHIBITOR IN OUR FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/5IGifZ


Global Research, January 2, 2014

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



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

 

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


                                              --- WATCH ---

                         A Must see VIDEO for all. Genetist Dr. David Suzuki 

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

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

                                           http://sco.lt/5n6cuP


May 15, 2013 Lifewise
 -▶ BIOTECH'S NEXT BIG DISASTER: SEEDS THAT EMIT MULTIPLE PESTICIDES http://southweb.org/lifewise/biotechs-next-big-disaster-seeds-that-emit-multiple-pesticides/

 

 May 11, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife

 -▶ CONSERVATION GROUP SEEKS ASSURANCE THAT WILD BIRD SEED PRODUCTS ARE PESTICIDE (AND GMO) FREE http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free/



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



 -▶ POLITICAL CORRUPTION:  MONSANTO AND ITS INFLUENCE OVER GOVERNMENTS WORLDWIDE http://sco.lt/51FzRx


                                                 AFRICA - SOLD:

OBAMA PUTS BIG 6 CHEMICAL AG 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



                           MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE

From Chemical Warfare to Saccharin to GE Seed, Killer Pesticides & Pharmaceutical... http://sco.lt/80C7fd



                                                     WATCH

            THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)

                     The Leader of the Global Biotech Chemical Cartel

                                         http://sco.lt/7wFWFN




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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

John Herlihy's comment, April 17, 2015 1:20 PM
2, 4 D is not the dangerous chemical in agent orange
Russell Roberts's curator insight, April 22, 2015 12:15 PM

The long, disastrous effects of "Agent Orange" continue to afflict Vietnam veterans and their families.  The defoliant may harm others, too, since components of the weed killer are often found in popular pesticides and herbicides used in gardens and on farms.  A chilling report that can't be ignored.  Aloha, Russ.

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RE-ENGINEERING ANIMALS IN LUST FOR PROFITS ... and into our environment, food and bodies - No Regulation, No Oversight, No Labeling

RE-ENGINEERING ANIMALS IN LUST FOR PROFITS ... and into our environment, food and bodies - No Regulation, No Oversight, No Labeling | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

IS MEAT FROM CLONED ANIMALS DANGEROUS? The EU is at sixes and sevens - the European Commission (pro corporate) is in favor of allowing the consumption of meat from cloned animals, the European Parliament has voted for a ban. What exactly is clone-meat? Here are the facts.

http://www.dw.com/en/is-meat-from-cloned-animals-dangerous/a-18701771


▶  CLONING PIGS ON AN 'INDUSTRIAL SCALE' - UNLABELED, UNREGULATED  http://sco.lt/57VNh3


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


“FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT TO UNLEASH GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE, NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING http://sco.lt/8ZDraz



New York Times, January 19, 2015

- ▶ U.S. RESEARCH LAB LETS LIVESTOCK SUFFER IN ATTEMPT TO RE-ENGINEER OUR FOOD ANIMALS  IN QUEST FOR PROFIT U.S. At a remote research center on the Nebraska plains, scientists are using surgery and breeding techniques to re-engineer the farm animal to fit the needs of the 21st-century meat industry. The potential benefits are huge: animals that produce more offspring, yield more meat and cost less to raise. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/20/dining/animal-welfare-at-risk-in-experiments-for-meat-industry.html?_r=1


New Scientist, APRIL 23, 2015
- ▶ FIRST HUMAN EMBRYOS GENETICALLY MODIFIED -- MORE WILL COME http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27402-first-human-embryos-genetically-modified--more-will-come.html#.VTljxGZQW6A


New York Times, April 23, 2015
- ▶ CHINESE SCIENTISTS EDIT GENES OF HUMAN EMBRYOS, RAISING CONCERNS http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/health/chinese-scientists-edit-genes-of-human-embryos-raising-concerns.html


Mashable, April 23, 2015
- ▶ CHINESE SCIENTISTS USE GENE EDITING TO MODIFY HUMAN EMBRYOS http://mashable.com/2015/04/23/chinese-scientists-gene-editing-human-embryo/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link


New York Times, March 09. 2015
- ▶ STRICTER OVERSIGHT ORDERED FOR ANIMAL "RESEARCH" AT NEBRASKA CENTER.
A federal animal-research center in Nebraska will not be allowed to start any new experimental projects until it strengthens its procedures and internal oversight. The decision came as a report ordered by Mr. Vilsack found that an oversight panel at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, in Clay Center, Neb., “was not adequately fulfilling its intended role” of scrutinizing experiments to ensure that they minimized pain and suffering for the animals. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/10/dining/stricter-oversight-ordered-for-animal-research-at-nebraska-center.html


BBC Environment, February 25, 2015
-▶ IS THE WORLD READY FOR GENETICALLY MODIFIED ANIMALS? The use of genetically engineered animals could revolutionise (for better or worse) whole areas of public health and agriculture, according to advocates. But is the world ready for modified mosquitoes and GM salmon? http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31604233


Grist, July 30, 2013
▶  GENETICALLY MODIFIED ANIMALS COULD MAKE IT TO YOUR PLATE WITH MINIMAL TESTING -- AND NO PUBLIC INPUT http://grist.org/article/and3/


Common Dreams, Dec 21, 2012

▶  FDA MOVES TOWARDS APPROVAL OF FIRST GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD ANIMAL DESPITE STRONG OPPOSITION AND QUESTIONABLE RESEARCH http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2012/12/21-5


GM Watch,

- ▶ INTRODUCING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ANIMALS INTO OUR ENVIRONMENT AND OUR BODIES. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a consultation on environmental risk assessment of genetically modified GM fish, insects, birds, and mammals (including pets, wild and farm animals) in the European Union (EU). This consultation is intended to pave the way for the introduction of many different types of GM animals into the European countryside, rivers or seas, their use in factory farming, and even their introduction as pets into people's homes.

If you are concerned about this, see the "what you can do" section on this page.... http://www.gmwatch.eu/latest-listing/1-news-items/14073-european-consultation-on-gm-animals


                                                         VIDEO

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


                                              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


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/


Nature Journal, September 25, 2013
-▶  GENE TWEAKING FOR CONSERVATION?  OR BILLION DOLLAR BONANZA FOR BIOTECH INDUSTRY PATENTING LIFE? 

Note:  The issue is posed as climate change, when in fact the issue is habitat loss, pollution, poaching and creating imbalance within our natural ecosystems...all man-made.  Artificially altering our wildlife and nature will not change these basic essential facts that all life depends upon to survive... and the question arises "Who Will Own These Gene-Altered Animal Patents?"  The patenting of seed to control global food and agriculture has shown us that we should not rush into this believing the biotech industry has the well-being of the planet at heart.  http://www.nature.com/news/ecology-gene-tweaking-for-conservation-1.13790


                                               SLIDESHOW

                                         Reuters, July 25, 2013
                               GENETICALLY MODIFIED ANIMALS
http://www.reuters.com/news/picture/genetically-modified-animals?articleId=USRTXTZ7A


                            "ENVIROPIG" PATENT FOR A PIG

                 THE RISE OF THE 'DESIGNER' FARM ANIMAL

                                        http://sco.lt/5CRSXR


                                               U.S.A. FDA

                           GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ANIMALS
                                           GENERAL Q&A
http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/DevelopmentApprovalProcess/GeneticEngineering/GeneticallyEngineeredAnimals/ucm113605.htm


10 GENETICALLY MODIFIED ANIMALS YOU CAN BUY - PHOTOS

 http://listverse.com/2013/07/26/top-10-gm-animals-you-can-buy-or-eat/


23 March 2013 - Los Angeles Times-

GENETIC MODIFICATION STRAINS OLD FOOD AND DRUG LAWS ; HOW A FISH BECOMES A DRUG, AND CORN A PEST. http://sco.lt/66YF2v


KNOWN BIOTECH GENE ALTERING IN THE PIPELINE

http://www.genet-info.org/information-services/genetically-engineered-animals/ge-salmon.html


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

New York Times, June 27, 2014

▶-----  THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF THREE-PARENT INVITRO FERTILIZATION: THE GENETIC ENGINEERING OF BABIES. Altering the genetic makeup of the egg. Is there anything wrong with that? http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/29/magazine/the-brave-new-world-of-three-parent-ivf.html

-▶  -----  NEW GM BABIES BORN A DECADE AGO http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/genetically-engineered-babies.php

-▶  ----- WHERE DOES IT STOP? CHINESE SCIENTISTS PRESENTLY EXPERIMENT WITH MORE THAN 20 GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ANIMALS http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/health/genetically-engineered-salmon-176698781.html

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

-▶  ------ CHINA DEVELOPS 300 GENETICALLY MODIFIED DAIRY COWS FOR HUMAN BREAST MILK PRODUCTION http://wakeup-world.com/2012/06/20/science-gone-mad-china-develops-300-genetically-modified-dairy-cows-for-human-breast-milk-production/

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

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

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

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

NOT OKAY

-▶  ------  GENETICALLY MODIFIED CAMELS AND THEIR MILK TO BE USED TO PRODUCE PHARMACEUTICALS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2606238051/not-okay-genetically-modified-camels-and-their-milk-to-be-used-to-produce-pharmaceuticals


RSN, July 10, 2012
MONSANTO'S CLONED GROWTH HORMONE CONTAMINATES US MILK http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/313-17/12225-monsantos-cloned-growth-hormone-contaminates-us-milk


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


-▶ GROWING PHARMACEUTICALS IN GMO PLANT REQUIRES NEW, STRICT REGULATIONS AND OVERSIGHT - PATENT MONOPOLIES http://sco.lt/7KM4qv


-▶ INDIA GOVERNMENT REPORT RECOMMENDS RESTRAINT AND FURTHER ANALYSIS ON GM TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECH COLLUSION  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Farmers-happy-over-House-panels-repot-on-GM-crops/articleshow/15424082.cms


Institute of Science in Society, October 22, 2012

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


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


                     DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS?

                                           http://sco.lt/6jmb1l


Celsias.com

-▶ GMOS AND THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES. Monsanto isn’t the only culprit, of course. Syngenta, Bayer CropScience, DuPont, Dow Chemical, and Archer Daniels Midland (better known as ADM) are tweaking hundreds of genomes developed over thousands, even millions of years, crossing roses with pigs and butterflies with worms, not to mention corn with a virulent bacteria.The question is, how many years can the species homo sapiens continue to eat food that has NOT been “vetted” by Nature over thousands of years of evolution before the effects of our meddling show up in birth defects and other anomalies. http://www.celsias.com/article/gmos-and-food-fight-our-lives/


-▶  WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS? http://sco.lt/66LUbR


New York Times, February 20, 2015

- ▶ ABSOLUTELY NEEDED: OBAMA PROPOSES SINGLE AGENCY FOR FOOD SAFETY AND REGULATION http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/21/us/obama-proposes-single-overseer-for-food-safety.html


                                             65 BILLION ANIMALS

                     RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS

                             DRUGS, GMO FEED AND 'AG-GAG' LAWS

                                               http://sco.lt/6GRczB


May 5, 2012

-▶  OBAMA'S BIO-ECONOMY 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 QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY : FAST-TRACKING APPROVALS, WAIVING REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING http://sco.lt/5uCx8b


The ETC Group

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


                                                   VIDEO
                                          GLASS WALLS (8:17)
What happens to animals raised for meat, eggs and dairy products.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIzvFMmXCpw


Capital Press, January 22, 2015
- ▶ ANOTHER 'AG-GAG" LAW WON'T HELP FARMERS http://www.capitalpress.com/20150122/another-ag-gag-law-wont-help-farmers


                             BAN GMOs NOW - SPECIAL REPORT

                                 Institute of Science in Society

                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt

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


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#


MONSANTO GMO TREES DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS CREATING A PLISONED, BIOLOGICAL DESERT http://sco.lt/84F6mn


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



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 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


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


  - ▶  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

 

 

 

 

 

 

more...
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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AG GAG LAWS

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


 

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

                                         THE AG GAG LAWS

                                      Now You'll Never Know

                                         http://sco.lt/57pzkn


Modern Farmer, September 19, 2014
▶  WHY IS THE USDA BUYING SUBMACHINE GUNS? http://modernfarmer.com/2014/09/usda-buying-submachine-guns/


Common Dreams, Ronnie Cummins

65 BILLION ANIMALS RAISED IN CORPORATE CONCENTRATION PENS:  DRUGS, GMO FEED AND AG-GAG LAWS TO IMPACT US ALL

Today, nearly 65 BILLION animals worldwide, including cows, chickens and pigs, are crammed into CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Lots). 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


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


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


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

 

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


                                    MORE, BIGGER, FASTER

         What You Need To Know About Factory Farming Your Food 

                                           http://sco.lt/8usxzV


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


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


▶  APOCALYPSE OF THE "HAPPY MEAL" WORSHIPNG THE GOLDEN CALF  http://sco.lt/9Ey17x


                                       - MEATONOMICS:

                       THE DIRTY TRUTH ABOUT CHEAP MEAT

                                            http://sco.lt/5MiErp

 

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

 

                                                  WATCH

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                         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

 

  - ▶  ANTI-WHISTLE BLOWER AG-GAG BILLS AIMED AT KEEPING YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT FACTORY FARMS AND YOUR FOOD http://sco.lt/7aFBUv

 

                                                   WATCH

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

 

David Hogan, February 19, 2014

  -▶THE AG-GAG REFLEX:  THE ANIMAL ENTERPRISE TERRORISM ACT'S IMPACT ON US ALL http://davidhoganwriter.com/2014/02/19/the-ag-gag-reflex-the-animal-enterprise-terrorism-acts-impact-on-all-of-us/

 

 March 17, 2013 - Pack Mentality
▶  ****FACTORY FARMING INDUSTRY WANTS TO HIDE ACTS OF CRUELTY AND BLOCK ANY PROTECTION FOR THE ANIMALS AND YOUR FOOD http://tomgradyonline.com/wordpress/2013/03/17/factory-farming-industry-wants-to-hide-acts-of-cruelty-and-block-any-protections-for-the-animals/

 

▶  ****NEW AG-GAG LAW: REPORTING FACTORY FARM ABUSES NOW AN "ACT OF TERRORISM"  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995524567/new-aggag-law-reporting-factory-farm-abuses-now-an-act-of-terrorism

 

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

 

 New Internationalist

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

 

Al Jazeera America, February 28, 2014

- ▶ IDAHO GOVERNOR SIGNS AG GAG BILL INTO LAW: ABUSE WILL NOW GO UNEXPOSED http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/2/28/idaho-gov-signs-aggagbillintolaw.html

 

 HuffPost Food For Thought, February 25, 2014
- ▶ IDAHO'S AG-GAG BILL IS A SHAMEFUL ATTEMPT TO HIDE ANIMAL CRUELTY ON FACTORY FARMS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nathan-runkle/idahos-aggag-bill-shamefu_b_4848923.html

 

 Alternet, December 10, 2013
- ▶ HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS TRYING TO MUZZLE THE TRUTH BEHIND 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

 

One Green Planet, February 20, 2014

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


                                          -▶  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

 

                                               VIDEO REPORT:

                                    ABC News March 15, 2013

MORE STATES MOVE TO BAN HIDDEN CAMERAS ON FARMS - NOW YOU WILL NEVER KNOW ... http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/states-move-ban-hidden-cameras-farms/story?id=18738108

 

                                                      VIDEO

                              HOW WILL HISTORY REMEMBER US?

                             A WORLD WITHOUT FACTORY FARMS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM6V6lq_p0o&feature=youtu.be

 

 

                                     VIDEO INVESTIGATION

                                  April 9, 2013 - Democracy Now

AFTER ACTIVISTS COVERTLY EXPOSE ANIMAL CRUELTY IN FACTORY FARMS, SHOULD THEY BE TARGETED WITH "AG-GAG" LAWS? http://www.democracynow.org/2013/4/9/debate_after_activists_covertly_expose_animal

 

June 17, 2013 Treehugger:

▶  AG GAG LAWS ARE GROWING THREAT TO FREE SPEECH AND FOOD SAFETY http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/ag-gag-laws-are-growing-threat-free-speech-and-food-safety.html

 

Guardian, March 03, 2014

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

 

Huffington Post, January 03, 2014
- ▶ THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR EVOLUTION BEYOND KILLING FOR FOOD - A PIG FARMER SPEAKS OUT  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-comis/the-importance-of-our-evolution-beyond-killing-for-food_b_4518133.html?ir=Green&ref=topbar

                                                      

Alternet, December 19, 2013

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

 

                                                       VIDEOS

                                             OneGreenPlanet
                     5 POWERFUL VIDEOS ON FACTORY FARMING

                                        (WITHOUT THE GORE)

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/5-powerful-videos-on-factory-farming-without-the-gore/

 

Care2, November 22, 2013
- ▶ GUESS WHICH COMPANY WON'T DROP PORK SUPPLIER AFTER HORRIFIC VIDEO EXPOSES ABUSE? http://www.care2.com/causes/guess-which-company-wont-drop-pork-supplier-after-horrific-video-exposes-abuse.html

 

                                                    VIDEO

                                  FROM FARM TO FRIDGE:

               THE TRUTH BEHIND YOUR MEAT PRODUCTION https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THIODWTqx5E.

 

▶  FEEDING DEAD ANIMALS TO LIVESTOCK - AS HORSE MEAT HYSTERIA SPREADS, EU OPENS A MAD-COW CAN OF WORKS http://sco.lt/7GrQNV

 

 

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

                         THE AG-GAG WHISTLEBLOWER LAWS

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                                       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

 

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

 

▶  WHAT EXACTLY ARE ANTI-WHISTLE-BLOWER BILLS? http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/campaigns/factory_farming/fact-sheets/ag_gag.html

 

2013

▶  MORE STATES MOVE TO BAN HIDDEN CAMERAS ON FARMS - NOW YOU WILL NEVER KNOW  http://sco.lt/7Q7T6X

 

                                             WATCH

                          WHY WE NEED WHISTLEBLOWERS
                       Save the forgotten animals of live export http://www.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/forgotten-animals-of-live-export

 

July 22, 2013 Huffington Post Green
▶  ANIMAL WELFARE ACTIVISTS FILE LAWSUIT TO OVERTURN UTAH 'AG GAG' LAW http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/22/utah-ag-gag_n_3636036.html

 

                                            VIDEO REPORT

                                           Democracy Now
Journalists, Animal Rights Advocates File Lawsuit Against Utah "Ag-Gag" Law http://www.democracynow.org/2013/7/23/headlines/journalists_animal_advocates_file_lawsuit_against_utah_ag_gag_law

 

                                         VIDEO INVESTIGATION

                                   April 9, 2013 - Democracy Now
      UNDERCOVER ACTIVIST DETAILS SECRET FILMING OF ANIMAL ABUSE & WHY 'AG-GAG' LAWS MAY FORCE HIM TO STOP http://www.democracynow.org/2013/4/9/undercover_activist_details_secret_filming_of

 

March 23, 2013 - Hoosier Ag Today
▶  FARMERS FACING TOUGH OPPOSITION TO PRIVACY "WHISTLEBLOWER" LEGISLATION http://www.hoosieragtoday.com/index.php/2013/03/23/farmers-facing-tough-opposition-to-privacy-legislation/

 

March 6, 2013 - 

▶  TURNING WHISTLEBLOWERS INTO CRIMINALS AND 'TERRORISTS' TreeHugger http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/media-reports-ag-gag-censorship-laws.html

 

April 26, 2013 Food Safety News

▶  "AG-GAG' LAW WILL LIKELY PASS IN INDIANA http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/04/ag-gag-might-pass-in-indiana-unless-the-clock-defeats-it/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foodsafetynews%2FmRcs+%28Food+Safety+News%29&utm_content=Google+Reader#.UXy_Y4Lyeic

 

March 22, 2013 - EcoWatch

▶  WHISTLEBLOWER BILL WOULD CRIMINALIZE EXPOSING WRONGDOING AT FACTORY FARMS AND WOULD EXTEND TO FRACKING SITES IN PENNSYLVANIA http://ecowatch.com/2013/whistleblower-factory-farms-fracking/

 

 7 April, 2013 - The Verve
▶  ANIMAL CRUELTY WHISTLEBLOWERS TARGETED BY CHILLING STATE LAWS  http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/7/4193524/states-passing-laws-that-prevent-filming-animal-cruelty-on-farms

 

February 5, 2013 - Care2
▶  MORE STATES WANT TO PUNISH PEOPLE REPORTING ANIMAL ABUSE http://www.care2.com/causes/more-states-want-to-punish-people-reporting-animal-abuse.html


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

                                               AG-GAG LAWS

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

 

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/

 

 One Green Planet, May 15, 2014

  -▶ AG-GAG MOVEMENT SPREADS TO AUSTRALIA AS PUBLIC FIGURES CALL ACTIVISTS "TERRORISTS" #AgGag Movement Spreads to #Australia as Public Figures Call Activists #Terrorists http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/ag-gag-movement-spreads-to-australia/

 

One Green Planet, February 20, 2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

 HuffPost Food For Thought, February 25, 2014

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

 

           

                                       DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN

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

 

 WisconsinWatch.org, February 08, 2014

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

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


- ▶ WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BLIND, FOOTLESS GMO CHICKENS.  FACTORY FARMS AND THE AG-GAG BILL http://sco.lt/961xVh

 

                                               FULL REPORT

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

 

 

One Green Planet, February 20, 2014

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

 

 

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Apocalypse of the "Happy Meal": Worshiping the Golden Calf

Apocalypse of the "Happy Meal": Worshiping the Golden Calf | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

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


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/


TriplePundit, January 09, 2015
  -▶ BEEF INDUSTRY HAVING A COW OVER POTENTIAL USDA RECOMMENDATIONS. the U.S. beef industry has long been a beneficiary of government largess with its long history of receiving federal subsidies. Most of that largess is going to four large conglomerates while smaller independent ranchers are going bankrupt.  http://www.triplepundit.com/2015/01/beef-industry-cow-potential-usda-recommendations/


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


TakePart, November 02, 2012
- ▶ DAIRY INDUSTRY TRIES TO INFLATE PRICES BY SLAUGHTERING 500,000 COWS http://www.takepart.com/article/2012/11/01/dairy-industry-slapped-down-foul-play


Ian Somerhalder Foundation
- ▶  THE LIFE OF A DAIRY COW: FACTORY FARMING IN AMERICA, PART 5  http://www.isfoundation.com/campaign/creatures/factory-farming-america-part-5-life-dairy-cow


Mother Nature Network, September 18, 2013
- ▶ 20 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT COWS http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/20-things-you-didnt-know-about-cows


- ▶  EXCLUSIVE: UNDERCOVER INSIDE THE U.S. DAIRY INDUSTRY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1918256069/exclusive-undercover-inside-the-us-dairy-industry


One Green Planet, October 29, 2014
 -▶ MILK LIFE? HOW ABOUT MILK DESTRUCTION: THE HOCKING TRUTH ABOUT THE DAIRY INDUSTRY AND THE ENVIRONMENT http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/the-dairy-industry-and-the-environment/


- ▶  ALTERING OUR COWS BY INJECTING THEM WITH rBST FORCING THEM TO PRODUCE MORE MILK 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/


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                                              MEATONOMICS:

                       THE DIRTY TRUTH ABOUT CHEAP MEAT

                                            http://sco.lt/5MiErp



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


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


Deutche Welles, October 16, 2014
▶ SUFFERING FOR MOZZARELLA:  ABUSED BUFFALOES IN ITALY  http://www.dw.de/suffering-for-mozzarella-abused-buffaloes-in-italy/a-17997805


                                                       VIDEO
PREMIUM ANIMAL CRUELTY HIDDEN IN BUFFALO MOZZARELLA
http://www.vier-pfoten.org/en/campaigns/farm-animals/buffalo/


One Green Planet, September 18, 2014
▶ HOW THE FOOD WE FEED FARM ANIMALS IS DESTROYING THE ENVIRONMENT http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/livestock-feed-is-destroying-the-environment/


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"DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM"  [HBO Special]

When Animals Become Inanimate Objects On A Corporate Balance Sheet http://sco.lt/5uDfyj


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Civil Eats, June 11, 2014

▶ HOW CONGRESS IS MOVING TO CRUSH PROTECTIONS FOR SMALL MEAT AND POULTRY PRODUCERS. Consolidation has meant “the meatpackers report huge profits, while farmers’ share of the retail dollar has gone down dramatically—and consumers still see food prices rising at the grocery store.” In Missouri, Gibbons adds, thousands of independent small and mid-size family hog farmers have gone out of business because they don’t have access to a fair market. “Because of massive corporate control of the market, we’ve lost 91 percent of hog producers in Missouri since 1985. That’s over 20,000 farmers and many, many jobs in our rural communities.” http://civileats.com/2014/06/11/how-congress-is-moving-to-crush-protections-for-small-meat-and-poultry-producers-and-why-you-should-care/


                                          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/


Grist, June 10, 2014
- ▶  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/


                                    WATCH DOCUMENTARY
                                      "MEAT THE TRUTH"
90 BILLION ANIMALS RAISED FOR FOOD PRODUCTION & CLIMATE CHANGE http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/meat-the-truth/



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


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



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


Alternet, August 22, 2014
-▶ THE CHEMICAL GIVEN TO COMMERCIALLY RAISED LIVESTOCK, AND ADDED TO THEIR MEAT ARE A TOXIC STEW http://www.alternet.org/food/how-americans-are-duped-shoveling-huge-amounts-unhealthy-food-their-bodies


                                        VIDEO INVESTIGATION

                                      Eatocracy, May 02, 2014
▶  UNFIT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION:  HOW NEARLY 9 MILLION POUNDS OF BAD MEAT ESCAPED INTO THE FOOD SUPPLY http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2014/05/02/bad-meat-investigation/

 


             WHAT NEXT? OUR ANIMALS ARE NOT INANIMATE OBJECTS

                                          Grist, January 29, 2014
  -▶  POOR COWS:  HARVESTING METHANE FROM PUNCTURING COW'S STOMACHS, BUT SHOULD WE? 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, which is basically the same natural gas that frackers and other drillers mine out of the ground, can be burned to produce energy. That releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere instead of the methane, which is a far more potent greenhouse gas.

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 http://sco.lt/8TIRX7

 


                                            ANIMATED VIDEO

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


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                                         MORE, BIGGER, FASTER

                                   WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

                         ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR FOOD

                                             http://sco.lt/8usxzV


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▶ WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BLIND, FOOTLESS GMO CHICKENS, FACTORY FARMS AND THE AG-GAG BILL  http://sco.lt/961xVh

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                                                VIDEO REPORT

WHO'S BEHIND THE CHINESE TAKEOVER OF USA's AND WORLD'S BIGGEST PORK PRODUCER?  http://sco.lt/9LONnd


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


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New York Times, March 07, 2014
▶  MEAT MAKES THE PLANET THIRSTY http://www.americasfarmers.com/2014/03/07/women-in-agriculture/


                                                       WATCH

"ALMA" - A journey into the soul of humanity

A powerful statement about Brazil's Amazon deforestation and the global industrial agricultural economy

                                                http://sco.lt/7RqffF


The Ecologist, June 22, 2014
▶  WE MUST RID THE AMERICAN WEST OF WELFARE RANCHING http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2395032/we_must_rid_the_american_west_of_welfare_ranching.html


Forbes, November 05, 2013
U.S. RANCHERS INSISTENCE ON CHEAP TAX-SUPPORTED GRAZING KEEPS WOLF POPULATION IN THE CROSSHAIRS http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmcwilliams/2013/11/05/ranchers-insistence-on-cheap-grazing-keeps-wolf-population-in-the-crosshairs/


 - ▶  WELFARE RANCHING:  TAKING STOCK OF PUBLIC LAND RANCHING http://publiclandsranching.org/htmlres/wr_taking_stock.htm



                                   INVITRO BURGERS ANYONE?

      INSIDE THE COMING MEAT LAB:  THE FUTURE OF FOOD

                                         http://sco.lt/6EY7hR


CNN, August 08, 2009
▶  IN VITRO MEAT:  WOULD LAB-BURGERS BE BETTER FOR US AND THE PLANET?  http://edition.cnn.com/2009/TECH/science/08/07/eco.invitro.meat/

 

                  BEEF'S RAW EDGES - A YEAR LONG INVESTIGATION

                                          Kansas City Star

                              http://www.kansascity.com/beef/


                                                   WATCH

                                       LIVE ANIMAL EXPORTS

                   ABC AUSTRALIA AWARD-WINNING INVESTIGATION

                                    "A BLOODY BUSINESS"

                                          http://sco.lt/7cFyuf


                                                     WATCH

                                                  FOLLOW UP
                               "ANOTHER BLOODY BUSINESS:
                      Investigation from ABC Australian TV
http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2012/11/02/3623727.htm


April 10, 2013 - Global Possibilities - Dot Earth

▶  HUMAN SPECIES NO LONGER CAN IGNORE THE RIGHTS OF NON-HUMAN PERSONS TO HUMANE TREATMENT AND SLAUGHTER http://www.globalpossibilities.org/when-is-a-person-not-a-human-when-its-a-dolphin-or-chimp-or/


Bikyamasr, September 28, 2012

-▶  PAKISTAN BURIES 21,000 EXPORTED AUSTRALIAN SHEEP ALIVE IN LATEST AUSTRALIA LIVE EXPORT CRUELTY NEW DELHI and CAIRO: A damning report published by Animals Australia revealed that the Pakistan government has clubbed, stabbed and buried alive tens of thousands of Australian sheep (and cattle) in the latest cruelty to arise from the live export trade. http://www.bikyamasr.com/78582/pakistan-clubs-to-death-sheep-buries-others-alive-in-latest-australia-live-export-cruelty/


                                    MORE, BIGGER, FASTER

         What You Need To Know About Factory Farming Your Food 

                                           http://sco.lt/8usxzV

                                                     

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


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


 Ecologist, November 28, 2013

-▶ DEFORMITIES, SICKNESS AND LIVESTOCK DEATHS: THE REAL COST OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED ANIMAL FEED http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2176082/deformities_sickness_and_livestock_deaths_the_real_cost_of_gm_animal_feed.html


Alternet, August 22, 2014

-▶ HOW AMERICANS ARE DUPED INTO SHOVELING HUGE AMOUNTS OF UNHEALTHY FOOD INTO THEIR BODIES. The chemical given to commercially raised livestock and added to their meat are a toxic stew http://www.alternet.org/food/how-americans-are-duped-shoveling-huge-amounts-unhealthy-food-their-bodies



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/


                                         FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATH

             THE $500 BILLION GLOBAL CORPORATE FOOD MONOPOLY

http://sco.lt/6D31xx


 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


GreenBiz, January 07, 2014
- ▶  EXCLUSIVE:  INSIDE McDONALD'S QUEST FOR SUSTAINABLE BEEF, OTHER FOODS http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/01/07/inside-mcdonalds-quest-sustainable-beef


 Grist, December 27, 2013
▶  McDONALD'S WARNS ITS OWN EMPLOYEES NOT TO EAT 'UNHEALTHY' FAST FOOD http://grist.org/list/mcdonalds-mcresource-line-employee-site-advice/



 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


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



 WATCH 

"LAND RUSH - WHY POVERTY?: 

THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD

                                                    http://sco.lt/5z3gzB



                                   FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:

       MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                                http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ



                                                  -- WATCH --

                                                 Documentary:

                                     May 3, 2011 FarmlandGrab
      "PLANET FOR SALE" BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

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



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


 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


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


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


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

http://sco.lt/63qRl3



                                                     WATCH

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

 

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

 

                                                   A VIP READ

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

 

                                               

            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.

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/foods-make-billions/



UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS

http://sco.lt/8PcKsD

                                                      VIDEO

                                             ENOUGHNESS: 

              WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


                             WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE 

                                         http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

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


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

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

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


The Independent, March 22,2015
GMO BANANAS: THE GM CROPS DEBATE MOVES TO AFRICA --AND IT'S JUST AS NOISY

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/the-gm-crops-debate-moves-to-africa--and-its-just-as-noisy-10126512.html#


Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa, December 10, 2014
- U.S. HUMAN TRIALS OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED BANANA FOR AFRICA WIDELY CONDEMNED http://afsafrica.org/us-human-trials-of-gm-banana-for-africa-widely-condemned/


                               SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

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


December 09, 2014
- OPEN LETTER OPPOSING HUMAN FEEDING TRIALS INVOLVING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED BANANA  http://afsafrica.org/afsa-open-letter-opposing-human-feeding-trials-involving-gm-banana/


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


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

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


The Institute of Science in Society, May 29, 2013

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


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


VIDEO (5:45)

 GENETICIST, DAVID SUZUKI

SAYS HUMANS ARE PART OF A MASSIVE EXPERIMENT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mBF1OOPdTo#t=90



May 8, 2013 Seeds of Freedom

INDIA: NAVDANYA LAUNCHES "NO" TO GMO BANANA CAMPAIGN http://www.seedsoffreedom.info/navdanya-launches-no-to-gmo-banana-campaign/

 

Sustainable Pulse, May 2, 2013 

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


Philanthropy News Digest, October 28, 2014
- GATES FOUNDATION AWARDS ITSELF $13.8 MILLION TO BOOST GENETICALLY RE-ENGINEERED BANANA PRODUCTION

  http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/gates-foundation-awards-13.8-million-to-boost-banana-production


The Ecologist, November 24, 2014
- WHY IS BILL GATES BACKING RED BANANA 'BIOPIRACY'? http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2648196/why_is_bill_gates_backing_gmo_red_banana_biopiracy.html


CNet, June 16, 2014

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


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/


GRAIN, November 04, 2014
- 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


Food Democracy Now, September 05, 2015
-
BILL GATES FOUNDATION GIVES MILLIONS TO TOP UNIVERSITY TO ADD A "STRONGER VOICE" TO PRO-GMO DEBATE

http://www.fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2014/sep/5



Radio Australia News, April 01, 2012

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

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


 Yahoo 7 News, June 15, 2014
UNPROVEN PR HYPE: ALL FOR A BUCK

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


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



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


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

 GM GOLDEN "FORTIFIED" RICE

AND VITAMIN A OVERDOSE

http://sco.lt/88C1AX


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

 

EarthTechling, August 21, 2014
▶ IS OVER-FORTIFIED FOOD DANGEROUS TO OUR HEALTH http://earthtechling.com/2014/08/dear-earthtalk-is-over-fortified-food-dangerous-to-our-health


Digital Journal, June 24, 2014
 ▶  STUDY:  FORTIFIED CEREAL MAY ENDANGER KIDS WITH MEGADOSES http://www.digitaljournal.com/life/food/study-fortified-cereal-may-endanger-kids-with-megadoses/article/387594



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


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


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

 

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


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


July 23, 2013 Wake Up World

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



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                                              VITAMIN A OVERDOSE

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

 

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

 "Recent tests have revealed that a substantial amount of vitamin A can be obtained by eating only 60g of cooked golden rice. " What is not being addressed is the issue of Vitamin A overdose and poisoning.

 

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

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

 Livestrong.com

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


May 21, 2013 Harvest Plus

▶  MORE VITAMIN A POSSIBLE FROM GMO CASSAVA  Says New Study http://www.harvestplus.org/content/more-vitamin-possible-cassava-says-new-study


NO REGULATION, NO OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING 

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


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



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                            BAN GMOs NOW - SPECIAL REPORT

                                   Institute of Science in Society

                                                  @ISISscience

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



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

 

June 21, 2013 Global Research

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


 Motley Fool, March 05, 2014

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


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


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



May 17, 2013 Natural News

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



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


August 12, 2013 Telegraph

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


                                              --- WATCH ---

                         A Must see VIDEO for all. Genetist Dr. David Suzuki 

                                     WHAT IS GENETIC ENGINEERING

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

                                           http://sco.lt/5n6cuP



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                      WHY SO LITTLE GMO SAFETY RESEARCH?

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The Institute of Science in Society, May 29, 2013

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

 

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

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


August, 9, 2013 Ecowatch

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


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


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


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


 

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                                                     BANANAS

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


                                          EDUCATE YOURSELF !!

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


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


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

 

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


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



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


 WATCH 54:03

BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS : DOLE'S CORPORATE GREED AND INTIMIDATION TACTICS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RlNopfAV-o

 

 

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

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


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

GATES AS A TROJAN HORSE

FOR GLOBAL BIOTECH CARTEL

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



GATES AND AFRICA:  A TROJAN HORSE FOR GMO BIOTECH CARTEL IN SUB-SAHARA AFRICA  http://sco.lt/5ZNnsX


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


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                              FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY: 

  MEETING THE OBJECTIVE...OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                           http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ


                                                 AFRICA - SOLD:

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

 

                              HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD"

                                      http://sco.lt/6fKNnN


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

 

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


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

 

                                                   WATCH;

                POISONING PARADISE: ISLANDS AT RISK

                   The Genetic Engineering War in Hawai'i

                                      http://sco.lt/8hNxzd

 

 

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

 

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


▶  ETC Group

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

 

 


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


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

 

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

 

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

 

 VIDEO

THE FUTURE OF FOOD - PART 2

Vandana Shiva

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                         ---- WATCH ---

         THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)

                            The Leader of the Biotech Cartel

                                     http://sco.lt/7CoHSb

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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

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


                                                  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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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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Thousands of Sri Lanka Farmers Dying: Study Links Kidney Disease to Agrochemicals, Pesticides | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

BBC News, September 18, 2012

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


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/

 

April 12, 2013 ScieDevNet

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


Truthout, July 10, 2014

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

 

 Addicting Info, July 10, 2014

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

 

 PRI The World, September 14, 2012

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

 

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

 

 August 21, 2012 COLOMBO - IPS

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

 

 

           TO BAN OR NOT TO BAN: THE POWER OF MONSANTO


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

 

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

 

Center for Public Integrity, March 13, 2014

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

 

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

 

                                       THEN THE REVERSAL

 

Center For Public Integrity, April 11, 2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                  MYSTERY IN THE FIELDS

               The Center For Public Integrity, December 28, 2012

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

                                  MORE  VIDEOS / ARTICLES

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

 

Lanka Business OnLine, March 02, 2014

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

 

PRI's The World

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

 

                                                   WATCH: 

                                   "ROUNDUP" GLYPHOSATE

                          THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE:

                      New Charge Against Monsanto's Pesticide

                                  (Needed For GMO Crops)

                                          http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

 

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

                                                   WATCH:

                               ▶ DANGERS OF DICAMBA 2,4-D

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


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


GRAIN, May 26, 2014
2,4-D SOY:  WAGING WAR ON PEASANTS  Global attempts by Dow AgroSciences to gain approval for new genetically-modified soybean varieties resistant to the herbicide 2,4-D have become particularly aggressive in recent months. Simultaneous applications have been filed in several of the countries where genetically engineered crops (GE or transgenic crops or GMOs) were introduced in the 1990s.
   The push for approval of new transgenics is part of a broader strategy by agribusiness to make the world’s farms increasingly dependent on its toxic herbicides, thus increasing the profits it derives from selling these chemicals. The current situation is a rerun of the 1990s’ introduction of Roundup Ready (glyphosate-resistant) crops, only this time the herbicides in question are much more toxic. These weed-killers have been around for a longer time and the case for their hazardousness to human health and the environment has been well documented. http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4945-2-4-d-soy-waging-war-on-peasants


Nation of Change, March 26, 2014

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

 

 Digital Journal, March 10, 2014

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


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


                                                  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


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

 

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


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

 

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


 

                                       INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

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

 

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


Environmental Health News, October 06, 2014
 -▶ PESTICIDE USE BY FARMERS LINKED TO HIGH RATES OF DEPRESSION, SUICIDES http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2014/oct/pesticides-depression/



 

Global Research, May 11, 2014

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

                                        INDIA AND GMO  Bt COTTON

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

 

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


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

 

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


                                                         WATCH

                          "BITTER SEEDS" Award Winning Film,  Trailer

                   Monsanto, GMO Seeds And Indian Farmer Suicides

                                             http://sco.lt/5lJBEv

 

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

 

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

 

The Financial Express, June 07, 2014

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

 

                                                WATCH

                                "SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY

                                          Vandana Shiva

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

 

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

 

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

 


 

 

 

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                                                 OTHER COUNTRIES

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

 

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

 

Pambazuka, July 24. 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:  WHICH WAY AFRICA?
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


EcoWatch, March 27, 2014

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

 

                                                SLIDESHOW

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

 

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

 

Pesticide Action Network, December 18, 2013

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

 

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

 

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

 

April 29, 2013 The Center for Public Integrity

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


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/





August 30, 2013 Sustainable Pulse:

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

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

 

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

 

 February 8, 2012 Food Integrity Campaign

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

 

 GreenMediaInfo, June 23, 2013

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

 

Treehugger, March 06, 2014

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

 

The Nation, March 31, 2014 Edition

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


                                           SILENCING THE SCIENTIST

              TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA - ALTRAZINE

                                                 http://sco.lt/8VIcAz

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


 

 

 

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

 

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

 

                                              BAN GMOs NOW

                                          A Special ISIS Report

                                             http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

 

                                          PESTICIDE FACT SHEETS

                         Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


 

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

 

                                                       WATCH:

            THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)

                              The Leader of the Global Biotech Chemical Cartel

                                          http://sco.lt/7wFWFN

 

 

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

 

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

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

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


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

 

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


   -▶ 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


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                                             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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AllAfrica, January 07, 2014

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

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

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

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

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


                                                     WATCH

                          WHEN FARMS TURN INTO FACTORIES (16:17)

                                          Down To Earth - France 24 TV

It's time to end the myth once and for all. The farms in children's books are history. Today's agriculture is increasingly industrial and only those who adapt will survive. http://www.france24.com/en/20150315-down-to-earth-megafarms-agriculture-factories-environment-footprint


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


Union of Concerned Scientists

HIDDEN COSTS OF INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/our-failing-food-system/industrial-agriculture/hidden-costs-


The Ecologist 16 May 2015
CAN AGROECOLOGY SAVE US FROM "SCORCHED-EARTH" AGRICULTURE ? http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2856550/can_agroecology_save_us_from_scorchedearth_agriculture.html


Common Dreams, February 18, 2013

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


The Atlantic  March 19, 2015
▶ FARMLAND WITHOUT FARMERS-   AS INDUSTRIAL FARMING REPLACES MEN WITH MACHINES  WHO WILL CARE FOR THE HEALTH OF OUR SOIL AND ENVIRONMENT? http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2015/03/farmland-without-farmers/388282/


Agricultural and Rural Convention, January 20, 2015
- ▶ 50,000 TAKE TO THE STREETS IN BERLIN TO SAY: WE ARE FED UP! WITH THE INDUSTRIAL FOOD SYSTEM AND TTIP TRADE DEAL
http://www.arc2020.eu/front/2015/01/we-are-fed-up-march-surpasses-expectations-as-50000-challenge-broken-food-system/


September 4, 2013 NPR

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


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


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                               WESTERN FOOD, WESTERN DIETS

                                  OBESITY, DIABETES, CANCER

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                                                  OBESITY PLUS

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


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


International Center for Tropical Agriculture, March 03, 2014

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

 

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


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


                                          ▶  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


                                          VIDEO INVESTIGATION

FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY: A DISASTER IN THE MAKING  http://sco.lt/5u5Gyn



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


                                  TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP:

Obama's New Secretive Global Trade Pacts Are A Global Corporate Coup d'etat http://sco.lt/8kt4ZF


 Common Dreams, September 23, 2013

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

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


Animal Ecology In Focus, January 16, 2015

▶  OUR AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM HAS LOST IT'S WAY - TOWARD HEALTHY FOOD AND FARMS Modern intensive farming produces plentiful, cheap food but is reliant on heavy use of agrochemicals and is a major driver of the ongoing collapse of wildlife populations. Taxpayers pay billions each year to support this system, with the bulk of this money going to the biggest, richest farming operations...

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


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


Pambazuka -Voices for Freedom and Justice in Africa

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

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


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



The Conversation, September 11, 2014
 ▶  IN A WARMING WORLD WE CAN'T KEEP DEPENDING ON THE SAME FEW CROPS http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/26404-in-a-warming-world-we-cant-keep-depending-on-the-same-few-crops


BBC News, March 03, 2014

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


HuffPostGreen, March24, 2015
 ▶ A MENACING MIX IN ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE: HERBICIDES, HEAVY METALS AND FACTORY FARMS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/24/antibiotic-resistance-herbicides-heavy-metals_n_6935626.html?m=true


Huffington Post Green  May 04 2015T

▶ THEY ARE BIOCIDES, NO PESTICIDES AND THEY ARE CREATING AN ECOCIDE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-kimbrell/they-are-biocides-not-pesticides-_b_7205586.html


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


                                OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE

                   SEED PATENT AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD

                         THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY

                                           http://sco.lt/6FiLkv


The Conversation, February 26, 2015
▶ CHINA FARMING BOOM HAS LEFT ECOSYSTEMS IN DANGER OF TOTAL COLLAPSE https://theconversation.com/china-farming-boom-has-left-ecosystems-in-danger-of-total-collapse-38058


Guardian Environment, February 24, 2015
▶ LESTER BROWN:  "VAST DUST BOWLS THREATEN TENS OF MILLIONS WITH HUNGER' http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/25/lester-brown-vast-dust-bowls-threaten-tens-of-millions-with-hunger


Global Development Professionals Network, February 03, 2015
BIG SOY:  SMALL PARAGUAYAN FARMERS FIGHTING BACK AGAINST GLOBAL AGRIBUSINESS. In Paraguay, small farmers are fighting back against the spread of the vast soy monoculture http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/feb/03/big-soy-small-farmers-are-fighting-back-against-power-agribusiness


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/


                                      PRODUCT OF MEXICO
                         4-part series from The Los Angeles Times
        HARDSHIP ON MEXICO'S FARMS, A BOUNTY FOR U.S. TABLES
http://graphics.latimes.com/product-of-mexico-camps/?track=email|Mexico-Food-2014|||||||ADM-20141214-lnk6


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


Guardian Environment, March 25, 2014

 ▶ FUTURISTIC FARMS: RETHINKING MONOCULTURE FARMING AND  HOW WE GROW OUR FOOD. It’s a vicious cycle that has been the curse of destructive agriculture for thousands of years: remove native vegetation, continuously grow crops, don’t rest the land or return nutrients. Erode and exhaust soils. Move on. Repeat.. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/25/california-drought-silicon-valley-moment


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


Business Recorder, January 26, 2015
SMALL-SCALE ORGANIC FARMING ONLY WAY TO FEED THE WORLD http://www.brecorder.com/agriculture-a-allied/183:pakistan/1145555:small-scale-organic-farming-only-way-to-feed-the-world-un/


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


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


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


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

 

                                                SHORT VIDEO:
                 THE SEVEN MYTHS OF INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE

                                           http://sco.lt/8adA9p


 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


The Daily Climate, November 10, 2014
-▶  GLOBAL MEAT DEMAND PLOWS UP BRAZIL'S 'UNDERGROUND FOREST'  http://www.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2014/11/brazil-meat-cerrado-deforestation


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


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


Sustainable Food Trust, July 25, 2014
 ▶  THE CULTURE OF AGRICULTURE http://sustainablefoodtrust.org/articles/wendell-berry/


                                                REPORT  Part 2 of 4
         Environmental Justice and Climate Change, November 08, 2014
                                    Environmental and Food Justice
                                          THE PANACEA OF GMOs
                                 INDIGENOUS RIGHT LIVELIHOODS

                              and CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION
http://ejfood.blogspot.com/2014/11/environmental-justice-and-climate.html


                                    INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

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


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


                            BAN GMOs NOW - SPECIAL REPORT

                                   Institute of Science in Society

                                             http://sco.lt/5CPilt


                                                PHOTO ESSAY
                        Over Grow The System, December 29, 2014
ARGENTINA:  THE COUNTRY THAT MONSANTO POISONED http://overgrowthesystem.com/argentina-the-country-that-monsanto-poisoned-photo-essay/


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


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

 

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


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

  

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


Guardian Sustainable Business, October 20, 2014
INVESTING IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE BY CONVERTING FARMS TO "BEYOND ORGANIC'. How do you profitably invest in sustainable agriculture - farms producing diverse, fairly-priced healthy food without harming the environment, but which also restore soil fertility and provide farmers with a fair living? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/oct/20/investing-sustainable-agriculture-farms-beyond-organic


March 10, 2014

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

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

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

 

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


                               SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

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


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


                      AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM? 

         CORPORATE PROFITS v SMALL HOLDER FARMERS INTEREST

                                       http://sco.lt/8JKbIn

 

 allAfrica.com: February 18, 2014

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


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/


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/


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


                                                       WATCH

                                               "A RIVER OF WASTE"

Industrial livestock produce hundreds of millions of tons of manure annually, polluting our groundwater and waterways http://sco.lt/6PQUk5


                                                       WATCH

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


ETC Group, September 4, 2013
▶  WHO WILL CONTROL THE AGRICULTURAL INPUTS: THE STATE OF CORPORATE CONCENTRATION, 2013 (PDF REPORT)
PUTTING THE CARTEL BEFORE THE HORSE... AND FARM, SEEDS, SOIL AND PEASANTS http://www.etcgroup.org/putting_the_cartel_before_the_horse_2013

 

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


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/

 

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

 

TakePart, July 10, 2014

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


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

                                                  PESTICIDES

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


MONSANTO'S TOXIC HERBICIDE "ROUNDUP" GLYPHOSATE HORMONE INHIBITOR IN OUR FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/5IGifZ


-▶ 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


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


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

 

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

 

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


                                                   WATCH:   

                          THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE:

      NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP

                                  (NEEDED FOR GMO CROPS)

                                          http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

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

                                                   WATCH:

                                      DANGERS OF DICAMBA

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


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


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


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

                                        SMALL FARMING

                                                      vs

                    MEGA MONOCROP CORPORATE FARMING

                                   

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


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

 

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


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


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

 

ETC Group, September 06, 2013

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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


 National Geographic, "Future of Food" May 02, 2014
FEED THE WORLD:  FAMILY FARMERS HOLD KEYS TO AGRICULTURE IN A WARMING WORLD. When policymakers in the developed world talk about feeding billions of extra mouths in the decades to come, it's multinational agribusinesses—which operate industrial-size farms—that usually get most of the attention.

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

 

Guardian Environment, February 03, 2014

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

 
                                                 WATCH (10:46)

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

 

          THIS GRAND EXPERIMENT ON HUMANITY MUST STOP:

GMO BILL GATES FUNDS RISKY, UNTESTED UNREGULATED VITAMIN FORTIFIED GMO FOOD FOR AFRICA AND INDIA http://sco.lt/6CZccT


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

 

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

 

April 18, 2014, The Two-Way

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


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

 

  SF Gate, March 24, 2014

  -▶ CALIFORNIA DROUGHT: CENTRAL VALLEY FARMLAND ON ITS LAST LEGS. http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/California-drought-Central-Valley-farmland-on-5342892.php

 

                                                  The Report—

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

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


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

 


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


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


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

 

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

 

 

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

 

                       ERADICATING ECOCIDE AND GENOCIDE:

       WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE

                                        http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

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

 

                       THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                          http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

                                                   WATCH

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


pdjmoo's insight:

 

                                              ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                        http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


                                              LAND GRABS

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

 

                                                       VIDEO

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



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/


                                                    WATCH

                                      ▶  FILM: ***"HOME"

          An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

 

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


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Christian Allié's curator insight, February 12, 2014 8:58 AM

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

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

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

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

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


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

Alan Yoshioka's curator insight, February 12, 2014 3:39 PM

more reason to pursue urban and vertical farming ...

Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, February 13, 2014 10:12 AM

Good compilation of links to push us into action.

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

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

Modern Farmer, March 31, 2015
-▶ AMAZING NEW LAW TO STOP GIVING FARM PAYMENTS TO CORPORATE NON-FARMERS. The USDA has a variety of different programs in place to help farmers survive tough times; collectively, they’re known as the Farm Safety Net.The Farm Safety Net includes : subsidized insurance, minimum prices for commodity products like corn, wheat, and soybeans, and disaster assurance (so farmers might receive payments in the case of drought or frost, that kind of thing). This last element, and a bunch of others that are expressed via direct payments to farmers, are the focus of the loophole closing announced by the USDA. http://modernfarmer.com/2015/03/amazing-new-law-to-stop-giving-farm-payments-to-corporate-non-farmers/


Marketplace, March 11, 2015
-▶ BIG CHANGE TO FARM SUBSIDIES http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/big-change-farm-subsidies


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


RedState, November 22, 2014
AGRIBUSINESS HITS THE $10 BILLION JACKPOT SUBSIDIES, AT EXPENSE OF TAXPAYER -- AGAIN - RUNNING UP FOOD STAMPS COST. U.S. corporate farmers are about to reap a bumper harvest not just in corn and soybeans but also in new subsidies that could soar to $10 billion, blowing a hole in the government’s promise that its new five-year farm bill would save taxpayers money. http://www.redstate.com/2014/11/22/agribusiness-hits-jackpot-taxpayers-much/


Reuters, November 19, 2014
▶ U.S. FARMERS SET TO GET HUGE GOVERNMENT PAYOUTS DESPITE BUMPER HARVEST. U.S. farmers are about to reap a bumper harvest not just in corn and soybeans but also in new subsidies that could soar to $10 billion, blowing a hole in the government's promise that its new five-year farm bill would save taxpayers money.  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/19/us-usa-grains-insurance-idUSKCN0J32FB20141119


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

 

New York Times, February 04, 2014

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


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


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


Forbes, October 2, 2013

▶  LOCKING IN THE MONOPOLY: Who Knew Betting On The Weather Could Make a Billion Dollars? Monsanto Buys Climate Corp For $930 Million http://www.forbes.com/sites/bruceupbin/2013/10/02/monsanto-buys-climate-corp-for-930-million/


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


 The Guardian, George Monbiot February 17, 2014
▶  HOW WE ENDED UP PAYING FARMERS TO FLOOD OUR HOMES -  - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/17/farmers-uk-flood-maize-soil-protection


 

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                    GUARANTEEING CORPORATE FARM PROFITS

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


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


 CXXJune 17, 2013 Somewhat Reasonable

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


TakePart, October 3, 2013

- ▶ MONSANTO SPENDS NEARLY $1 BILLION ON "CROP INSURANCE COMPANY" CLIMATE CORPORATION, TAKING ADVANTAGE OF USDA CROP INSURANCE PROGRAM http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/03/precision-farming-monsanto-buys-climate-corporation

 

May 2, 2013 Environmental Working Group - 2013 Farm Bill

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

 

                                           USDA July 29, 2014
-▶ USDA IMPLEMENTS KEY FARM BILL CROP INSURANCE FOR CORPORATE FARMING -- WITH YOUR TAX DOLLARS http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2014/07/0160.xml&contentidonly=true


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


Civil Eats, June 11, 2014
▶ HOW CONGRESS IS MOVING TO CRUSH PROTECTIONS FOR SMALL MEAT AND POULTRY PRODUCERS. Consolidation has meant “the meatpackers report huge profits, while farmers’ share of the retail dollar has gone down dramatically—and consumers still see food prices rising at the grocery store.” In Missouri, Gibbons adds, thousands of independent small and mid-size family hog farmers have gone out of business because they don’t have access to a fair market. “Because of massive corporate control of the market, we’ve lost 91 percent of hog producers in Missouri since 1985. That’s over 20,000 farmers and many, many jobs in our rural communities.” http://civileats.com/2014/06/11/how-congress-is-moving-to-crush-protections-for-small-meat-and-poultry-producers-and-why-you-should-care/


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


                                       ▶  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

 


April 4, 2013 - Grist

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


March 12, 2012 Thomson Reuters Foundation

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

 

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



                                                VIDEO REPORT

WHO'S BEHIND THE CHINESE TAKEOVER OF USA's AND WORLD'S BIGGEST PORK PRODUCER? TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE HUGE FARM BILL SUBSIDIES  http://sco.lt/9LONnd


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


 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

 

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


                                     ▶  THE HUNGER GAMES ▶

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

 

 

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


Salon, December 29, 2013
-▶  MONSANTO'S SCARY NEW SCHEME:  WHY DOES IT REALLY WANT ALL THIS DATA? As biotech giant pays huge sums for data analysis about farms, many are terrified about how it might be harnessed  http://www.salon.com/2013/12/29/monsantos_scary_new_scheme_why_does_it_really_want_all_this_data/


The Des Moines Register, July 29, 2014
- ▶ MONSANTO AND MEGA CORPORATIONS FINALLY HAVE A SEAT AT THE WHITE HOUSE TABLE UNDER THE GUISE OF CLIMATE CHANGE: SELF INTEREST AND MEGA PROFITS & CONTROL OVER REGULATIONS http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/2014/07/29/climate-change-obama/13325835/

 

October 2, 2013 Salon
-▶  MONSANTO' BIG FARM DATA TAXPAYER RIPOFF http://www.salon.com/2013/10/02/monsantos_big_data_taxpayer_ripoff/


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

 

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

 

                                                 INFOGRAPHIC:

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

              Lashings of Pesticides Creating Biological Deserts

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

 

February 18, 2013 Common Dreams

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


 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


                                                         WATCH

                                              Moyers & Company

                                           HUNGER IN AMERICA: 

          Kids Going Hungry, Obesity Rising As Corporate Profits Soar

                                             http://sco.lt/8RymTR

 

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

 

                             FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY

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


Organic Consumers Association, September 11, 2014
HOW INDUSTRIAL AG IS MAKING THE SOIL -- AND US -- UNHEALTHY  http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_30899.cfm


SOIL AS A LIFELINE:  THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET http://sco.lt/6kqJaT


 Guardian Environment, George Monbiot, June 05, 2014

- ▶ THE U.S. FARMING LOBBY HAS WRECKED EFFORTS TO DEFEND OUR SOIL http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2014/jun/05/the-farming-lobby-has-wrecked-efforts-to-defend-our-soil

 

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

 


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

 


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


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

 PDF REPORT

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


-▶  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

 

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

 

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

 

September 28, 2012 Grist

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                  WATCH

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

 

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

 

 

                                         MORE, BIGGER, FASTER -

       What You Need To Know About Factory Farming Your Food

                                              http://sco.lt/8usxzV

 

July 10, 2013 Bill Moyers

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                    WATCH

                                  April 13, 2013 The Real News

                                               VIDEO REPORT

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

 

                                                         WATCH:

                                             "A RIVER OF WASTE"

                       THE HISTORY OF FACTORY FARMS - CAFOs

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

 

Nation of Change

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

 

                                                  MEATONOMICS:

                               The Dirty Truth About Cheap Meat

                                               http://sco.lt/5MiErp

 

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

 

                                                     WATCH

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

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

                                          http://sco.lt/5n6cuP


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


                                                  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

 

  Stanford Social Innovation Review, September 30, 2013

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


 

                                              -- WATCH --

                          ▶  THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE ▶ 

                                        http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

 NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP

                                         GLYPHOSATES

 

 

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

 

                                                   WATCH     

    "WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY & Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?

                                        http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

                                     INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

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


 

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


▶  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


 

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

 

March 21, 2013

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


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

 

March 14, 2013

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



                          MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE

From Chemical Warfare to Saccharin to GE Seed, Killer Pesticides & Pharmaceutical... http://sco.lt/80C7fd

 


 ▶ WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS http://sco.lt/74mbHF

 

                                                    -- WATCH --

        ▶ THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH) ▶

                    The Leader of the Biotech Chemical GMO Cartel

                                              http://sco.lt/6YOJpx

 

 

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

 

 

 

- ▶ MORE ON CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FARMING

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

 

- ▶  MORE ON CORPORATE FACTORY FARMS

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

 

 

 

 




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CAN 'LAND GRABS' BY FOREIGN INVESTORS IN AFRICA FEED THE HUNGRY?  http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23794



Natural News, March 02, 2015
PARAGUAYAN SMALL FARMERS FIGHT BACK AGAINST MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS DESTROYING THEIR LIVES

 http://www.naturalnews.com/048828_GMO_corporations_small_farmers_Paraguay.html#


 -▶  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


 Oakland Institute - Report

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


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

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


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


                               SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

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

 

                                                      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

  

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, March 1, 2013

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

 

farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014
CORPORATE INFLUENCE THROUGH THE G8 AND OBAMA'S NEW ALLIANCE FOR FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION IN AFRICAIn recent times, new partnerships models between governments, business and civil society are increasingly gaining attention. One prominent example is the "New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition" (G8NA), inaugurated at the G8 summit 2012 in the United States.

This working paper concludes that the approach and objectives of the G8NA are highly problematic. The initiative serves as an enforcing mechanism for corporate driven blueprints for agriculture and sidelines national plans and international standards. It is dominated and tailored towards the interests of big corporate actors and is based on a reductionist approach of agricultural “development”. And lastly, the G8NA is poorly institutionalized and disregards fundamental principles of transparency participation and accountability. http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23793


farmlandgrab.org, April 01, 2014

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


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


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/


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
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


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

 

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


 allAfrica.com: February 18, 2014

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

 

July 14, 2013 Humanosphere, Guardian UK

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

Guardian UK -  Original Article

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


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


Guardian Development, February 18, 2014

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

 

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

 

June 9, 2013 The Guardian

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

 

                          AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM?

       CORPORATE PROFITS vs SMALLHOLDER FARMER INTERESTS

                                         http://sco.lt/8JKbIn


GRAIN — January 21, 2015
AFRICA: LAND AND SEED LAWS UNDER ATTACK:  WHO IS PUSHING CHANGES IN AFRICA? 

World Bank, UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the Group of 8 wealthiest countries (G8), Bill Gates-funded Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the International Fertiliser Development Centre (IFDC) and others.

http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5121-land-and-seed-laws-under-attack-who-is-pushing-changes-in-africa

 

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

 

                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA

                                       http://sco.lt/5XvSe9

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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/

 

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

 

                                                           WATCH

                                                       Global Voices

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

 

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


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                                          THE HUNGER GAMES

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

                                             http://sco.lt/6UGd17


                              HOW NOT TO "FEED THE WORLD"

                                      http://sco.lt/6fKNnN


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The Daily Sheeple, June 25, 2014

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


                                                *** WATCH ***

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

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

 

 

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 madehttp://www.fastcocreate.com/3032899/see-who-actually-owns-the-food-you-eat-and-how-theyre-behaving

 

 April 3, 2013 - Politico

FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY

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

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


 April 4, 2013 - Mother Jones

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

Humanosphere, July 14, 2014

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

 

                                                     WATCH

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


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

  

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

 

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

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

 

                                                       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

 

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

 

BBC News, March 03, 2014

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

 

                                                   A VIP READ

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

 

 

May 21, 2013 Jeffrey Hollender

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

 

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/


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/


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


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


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

 

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

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

 

 

Guardian, February 18, 2014

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                                 AFRICA - SOLD:

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

 

 

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

 

EcoWatch, February 22, 2014

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

 

Guardian, February 18, 2014

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

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


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

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

 

 Care2, May 21, 2014

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

 

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


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

 

                                                      WATCH

                                 "LAND RUSH - WHY POVERTY?

           The ugly rise of monoculture farming and globalized food

                                          http://sco.lt/88wCO1

 

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

 

Guardian, Global Development

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

 

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

 

 AllAfrica, January 07, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

 

                                                       WATCH

                                             Moyers & Company

                HUNGER, OBESITY AND SOARING CORPORATE PROFITS

                                             http://sco.lt/6qmBV3

 

Food Reserves, September 02, 2014

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

 

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


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

 

 

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

 

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

 

                                                        VIDEO: (48:00)

                             "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY?" -

                                     DOING GOOD RESPONSIBLY

                                             http://sco.lt/6VZEDB

 

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

 

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


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


                                 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/

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                             ENOUGHNESS

                  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                        http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                         VIDEO:

                         INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI -

         A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER OF INDIGENOUS LANDS

                                            http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H

 

 

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


 

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

 

                        DAMS, ECOCIDE AND WATER RIGHTS:

BIG MONEY DRIVES EXTINCTION - INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, ECOSYSTEMS, FORESTS DEVASTATED  http://sco.lt/7CsWKf

 

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

 

The Economist, March 03, 2014

 ▶ GIVING GENEROUSLY, WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME

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


 

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

 

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

 

 

United Nations Environmental Programme, June 21, 2013

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

 

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

 

 

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



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

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

                                                     WATCH

                                         ▶  FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

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

 

    

pdjmoo's insight:

YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES @pdjmoo

 

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

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

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

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

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

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pdjmoo's curator insight, October 13, 2014 9:39 PM

SCOOPIT's CURATED BY @pdjmoo

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Shannon Clarke's curator insight, March 26, 2015 9:09 AM

I live on residential campus at University and I will be honest; many times I have been too busy soundly sleeping in my comfy bed with my fans which has allowed me to sleep in causing me to miss the large buffet styled breakfast set out for me. I wake up starting my day annoyed and disgruntled all because I missed one meal for the day. How selfish is that?

 

Sometimes, we all forget how lucky we have it here in Australia, I know I do.

 

I hope that if not in 5 years time at least 10 years time I have gone and travelled to multiple third world countries and helped out to my hearts content. There is only so little I can do to help here in Australia such as sponsoring a child which I already do. I hope to bring happiness and hope in the world to as many beautiful starving and homeless eyes as I possibly can.

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, May 4, 5:13 AM

Why is this OK 

Rescooped by pdjmoo from YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood
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'Roundup' Glyphosate Hormone Inhibitor Monsanto's toxic herbicide In Our Food Chain at "Extreme Levels"

'Roundup' Glyphosate Hormone Inhibitor Monsanto's toxic herbicide In Our Food Chain at "Extreme Levels" | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

EcoWatch, September 08, 2015

CALIFORNIA BECOMES FIRST STATE TO LABEL MONSANTO'S ROUNDUP AS A CARCINOGEN

http://ecowatch.com/2015/09/08/california-becomes-first-state-to-label-monsantos-roundup-as-a-carcinogen/


FRENCH COURT FINDS MONSANTO GUILTY OF CHEMICAL POISONING WITH PESTICIDE

http://ecowatch.com/2015/09/11/monsanto-guilty-chemical-poisoning/


The Ecologist, August 24, 2015

▶ NAKED CORRUPTION:  THE SCANDAL OF GLYPHOSATE RE-ASSESSMENT IN EUROPE. The EU's 'rapporteur state' on glyphosate, Germany, has recommended re-approval of the herbicide with its daily intake increased by 67%, write Drs Nancy Swanson and Mae Wan Ho. The verdict is based on a re-assessment carried out by Monsanto and a consortium of chemical companies, based on unpublished industry studies. It should be rejected outright.  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2985077/naked_corruption_the_scandal_of_glyphosate_reassessment_in_europe


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


Sustainable Pulse, June 03, 2015

-▶ SWISS SUPERMARKETS STOP SALES OF GLYPHOSATE OVER HEALTH CONCERNSSwiss supermarket giants Coop and Migros have announced that they will no longer sell products that contain glyphosate, following the World Health Organization’s report stating that glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen. http://sustainablepulse.com/2015/06/03/swiss-supermarkets-stop-sales-of-glyphosate-over-health-concerns/#.VYcvMKbD-vU


-▶ POPE FRANCIS SLAMS GMOs and PESTICIDES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL, HUMAN HEALTH AND SOCIAL DAMAGE http://sustainablepulse.com/2015/06/16/pope-francis-slams-gmos-and-pesticides-for-environmental-and-social-damage/#.VYcw9KbD-vU


Sputnik International, April 18, 2015
-▶ U.S. MAY START TESTING FOOD FOR 'PROBABLY CARCINOGENIC' GLYPHOSATE  FOLLOWING PUBLIC PRESSURE http://sputniknews.com/us/20150418/1021050402.html


Ecowatch
-▶ ADVOCACY GROUP DEMANDS MONSANTO RETRACT RIDICULOUS COMMENTS ON UN WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION GLYPHOSATE REPORT http://ecowatch.com/2015/04/06/monsanto-who-glyphosate/


TreeHugger, April 03, 2015
-▶ EPA APPROVES HERBICIDE 'PROBABLY CARCINOGENIC TO HUMANS' IN 9 MORE STATES http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/epa-approves-herbicide-probably-carcinogenic-humans-9-more-states.html


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

-▶  ***********DANGERS OF DICAMBA http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba


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


                              ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE PLANTS'?

          THE CONNECTION BETWEEN GMO AND TOXIC PESTICIDES

                                       http://sco.lt/9JFS65


Digital Journal, January 27, 2013
IS GLYPHOSATE PSYCHOACTIVE? HORMONE INHIBITOR IN THE FOOD CHAIN  http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/342259


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


NewsSum, August 20, 2014
 -▶ MAIN INGREDIENT "GLYPHOSATE" IN MONSANTO'S ROUNDUP PESTICIDE, PATENTED AS AN "ANTIBIOTIC" DESTROYING GI TRACT http://www.newssum.com/main-ingredient-monsantos-roundup-patented-antibiotic-destroying-gi-tract-3542


Guardian, March 24 ,2015
 -▶ COMMON PESTICIDES LINKED TO ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/mar/24/pesticides-antibiotic-resistance-study


Salon.com, March 25, 2015

▶  IT LOOKS LIKE PESTICIDES MIGHT ACTUALLY BE KILLING US AFTER ALL - SCIENTISTS IDENTIFY A NEW CULPRIT IN THE RISE OF ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT SUPER BUGS. Research reveals a new way in which industrial agriculture may be contributing to the superbug crisis   http://www.salon.com/2015/03/25/scientists_id_a_new_culprit_in_the_rise_of_antibiotic_resistant_superbugs_pesticides/


Guardian Sustainable Business, April 06 2015
 -▶ FROM ANTIBIOTICS TO INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE TO FOSSIL FUELS: THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY. Humanity has spent the last century creating life-changing luxuries. Here’s why our next move should be learning how to wean ourselves off these wonders

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/apr/06/sustainability-antibiotics-farming-industrial-agriculture-fossil-fuels


Independent Science News, March 24, 2014

HOW "EXTREME LEVELS" OF ROUNDUP IN FOOD BECAME THE INDUSTRY NORM Roundup Contamination of GMO Soybeans http://www.independentsciencenews.org/news/how-extreme-levels-of-roundup-in-food-became-the-industry-norm/


Institute of Science in Society, September 17, 2014

- ▶ ROUNDUP, GLYPHOSATE EVERYWHERE... IN YOUR FOOD, IN OUR WATER, IN OUR SOIL. 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


-▶ NEW MIT STUDY QUESTIONS MONSANTO SAFETY CLAIMS FOR PESTICIDE ROUNDUP “GLYPHOSATE" IN OUR FOOD AND WATER
This effect, accord­ing to the researchers, can con­tribute to caus­ing or wors­en­ing “the dis­eases and con­di­tions asso­ci­ated with a Western diet which include gas­troin­testi­nal dis­or­ders, obe­sity, dia­betes, heart dis­ease, depres­sion, autism, infer­til­ity, can­cer and Alzheimer’s disease.”... http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/mit-study-questions-monsantos-safety-claims-for-roundup/#.Uc_BGevpiRQ


Hungarian Academy of Sciences,

-▶ FORTY YEARS WITH GLYPHOSATE  http://www.intechopen.com/books/herbicides-properties-synthesis-and-control-of-weeds/forty-years-with-glyphosate


Feb 19, 2013 - Science Daily
-▶ EFFECTS OF HUMAN EXPOSURE TO HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS EXAMINED IN LANDMARK UNITED NATION REPORT

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130219115501.htm



SAD WHEN OUR OWN GOVERNMENT TAX-PAID SCIENTISTS NEED PROTECTING FROM THE BIG CORPORATE CHEMICAL CARTEL

Reuters, March 27, 2015
▶  ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP SEEKS GREATER PROTECTION FOR USDA SCIENTISTS WHOSE RESEARCH QUESTIONS BIG AGRIBUSINESS CHEMICALS. The petition to the USDA presses the agency to adopt policies to prevent "political suppression or alteration of studies and to lay out clear procedures for investigating allegations of scientific misconduct."

According to the petition, some scientists working for the federal government are finding their research restricted or censored when it conflicts with agribusiness industry interests.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/28/usda-petition-idUSL2N0WU02J20150328


July 1, 2013 Beyond Pesticides
  ▶  TWENTY THREE GROUPS TELL EPA TO REJECT MORE ROUNDUP GLYPHOSATE IN OUR ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD SUPPLY http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=11038


National Geographic, March 05, 2015
▶ CHEMICAL EXPOSURE LINKED TO BILLIONS IN HEALTH CARE COSTS. Researchers conclude they are 99 percent certain that hormone-altering chemicals are linked to attention problems, diabetes, other health problems http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/03/150305-chemicals-endocrine-disruptors-diabetes-toxic-environment-ngfood/


-▶ UN, WHO REPORT: MAN-MADE CHEMICALS CITED IN HEALTH SCOURGES - A GLOBAL THREAT THAT MUST BE ADDRESSED - - Cancers, Obesity and... http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997219112/man-made-chemicals-cited-in-health-scourges-a-global-threat-that-must-be-addressed-un-who-cancers-obesity-and-brain-development


Global Research, February 24, 2015
-▶  MONSANTO GLYPHOSATE "ROUNDUP" HERBICIDE TRIGGER AUTISM IN CHILDREN. MIT SCIENTIST http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-glyphosate-roundup-herbicide-triggers-autism-in-children-mit-scientist/5433023


June 23, 2009 Scientific America
  ▶  WEED-WHACKING HERBICIDE PROVES DEADLY TO HUMAN CELLS http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=weed-whacking-herbicide-p


Summit County Citizens Voice, April 05, 2015
STUDY TRACKS HUGE SURGE IN USE OF BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES

http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/04/05/study-tracks-huge-surge-in-use-of-bee-killing-pesticides/


February 8, 2012 Food Integrity Campaign

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


DailyKoz, March 27,2015
MONSANTO'S "DISCREDIT BUREAU" REALLY DOES EXIST

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/27/1373484/-Monsanto-s-Discredit-Bureau-Swings-into-Action#


EcoWatch, March 26, 2015
▶ MONSANTO DEMANDS WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION RETRACT REPORT THAT SAYS "ROUNDUP" IS LINKED TO CANCER

http://ecowatch.com/2015/03/26/monsanto-demands-who-retract-report/


The Washington Post, March 19, 2015
THE BIZARRE WAY THE U.S. REGULATES CHEMICALS — LETTING THEM ON THE MARKET FIRST, THEN MAYBE STUDY THEM http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/03/19/our-broken-congresss-latest-effort-to-fix-our-broken-toxic-chemicals-law/


March 29, 2013 EWG Environmental Working Group

▶  A LOOPHOLE FOR PESTICIDES PUTS PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AT RISK - the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved roughly 11,000 pesticides intended for use in agriculture, inside homes, on lawns, in hand soaps, on clothing and other consumer goods with little or no safety tests, according to a multi-year investigation by the Natural Resources Defense Council. http://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2013/03/loophole-pesticides-risks-public-health


Mother Jones, March 17, 2015
THE EUROPEAN UNION HAS STRICT RULES AROUND HORMONE DISRUPTOR PESTICIDES.  BUT IF THE UNITED STATES HAS ITS WAY, THAT COULD SOON CHANGE http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/03/europe-pesticides-endocrine-disruptors


About Health, March 11, 2015
EXPOSURE TO HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS RESULTS IN HUGE COSTS FOR EU http://foodpolicy.about.com/od/In_the_News/fl/Exposure-to-Hormone-Disrupting-Chemicals-Results-in-Huge-Cost-for-EU.htm


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


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


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


Mother Jones, March 26, 2015
▶  THE REAL REASON TO WORRY ABOUT GMOs : PESTICIDE CHEMICALS GALORE IN YOUR FOOD AND YOUR BODY http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2015/03/bittman-right-its-not-gmos-its-how-theyre-used


Ensia, February 16, 2015
 ▶   WHAT ARE WE DOING TO OUR CHILDREN'S BRAINS http://ensia.com/features/what-are-we-doing-to-our-childrens-brains/


Institute of Science in Society, March 26, 2014

 ▶   GLYPHOSATE AND CANCER http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Glyphosate_and_Cancer.php


GMWatch
NOW GLYPHOSATE FOUND IN PEOPLE'S URINE http://gmwatch.eu/latest-listing/1-news-items/13631-now-glyphosate-found-in-peoples-urine


Biosafety Information Centre, April 15, 2014
MONSANTO GMO  'ROUNDUP' GLYPHOSATE-RESISTANT HERBICIDE DETECTED IN BREAST MILK OF AMERICAN MOTHERS http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=1061


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


February 1, 2011 GM Watch

-▶  PUBLIC KEPT IN THE DARK ON "ROUNDUP" LINK WITH BIRTH DEFECTS - NEW REPORT http://www.gmwatch.org/latest-listing/1-news-items/13228-public-kept-in-the-dark-on-roundup-link-with-birth-defects-new-report


                                                   WATCH

       THE CHILD VICTIMS OF AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE POISONING -                            PESTICIDE INDUSTRY DISMISSIVE

                                           http://sco.lt/8KO8GH


▶  STRONG REPORT FROM PEDIATRICIANS: PESTICIDES HARM CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT http://sco.lt/8g7Daz


GreenMediaInfo, November 25th 2013

GMO, ROUNDUP PESTICIDE LINKED TO EXPLODING GLUTEN SENSITIVITY EPIDEMIC http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/news-release-gmos-linked-exploding-gluten-sensitivity-epidemic-free-pdf1


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


Seattle Organic Restaurants

BREAD AND CEREAL BARS CONTAMINATED WITH TOXIC ROUNDUP 'GLYPHOSATE'  http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/is-your-bread-cereal-bars-water-contaminated-with-toxic-glyphosate.php


Sustainable Pulse February 12, 2015
PENNSYLVANIA RESEARCHERS DISCOVER TOXIC GLYPHOSATE HERBICIDE IN HONEY AND SOY SAUCE http://sustainablepulse.com/2015/02/12/pennsylvania-researchers-discover-glyphosate-herbicide-honey-soy-sauce/


The Western Producer, December 21, 2012
SCIENTIST RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT GM CROPS AND GLYPHOSATE. Plant pathologist Don Huber says glyphosate changes soil ecology, making plants susceptible to diseases that could eventually cause diseases in humans  http://www.producer.com/2012/12/scientist-raises-concerns-about-gm-crops-and-glyphosate/


The Ecologist, February 25, 2015
▶ ROUNDUP - A CONVERGING PATTERN OF TOXICITY FROM FARM TO CLINIC TO LABORATORY  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2769439/roundup_a_converging_pattern_of_toxicity_from_farm_to_clinic_to_laboratory.html

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                                           ABOUT  "ROUNDUP"

                         THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

                                              “GLYPHOSATE"

            LINKED TO PARKINSON'S, INFERTILITY AND CANCERS

                                            http://sco.lt/4pt9tJ


                             MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE

From War Chemicals for Food, Pesticides for Agriculture, Now A War Against Natural Systems http://sco.lt/5TGVDl


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January 10, 2012 Mother Jones

 ▶   BAYER RAKES IN $1 BILLION IN 2010 WITH BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/01/purdue-study-implicates-bayer-pesticide-bee-die-offs

The Nation, March 11, 2014
 ▶ THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY vs CONSUMERS:  NOT A FAIR FIGHT. By pouring money into politics, pesticide companies have beat back attempts to protect the public. http://www.thenation.com/article/178802/pesticide-industry-vs-consumers-not-fair-fight#


                                GMOs INVADE FRUIT INDUSTRY

APPLES, PEARS, CHERRIES AND PEACHES ALL UNLABELED GMO  http://sco.lt/5TMFCT


RT News, March 17, 2015
SAN DIEGO SUES MONSANTO FOR BAY POLLUTION & PERSISTENT CONTAMINATION http://rt.com/usa/241581-san-diego-monsanto-lawsuit/


100Reporters, January 16, 2015
INVESTIGATION SPARKS DOCUMENTARY COVERAGE OF PESTICIDE http://100r.org/2015/01/100reporters-investigation-sparks-documentary-coverage-of-pesticide/


                                        DOW AND MONSANTO

2,4-D "AGENT ORANGE" WEED KILLER ON YOUR FOOD, IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND IN YOUR BODY http://sco.lt/8oQRGL


June 13, 2013 Green Media
  ▶  GLYPHOSATE ROUNDUP CARCINOGENIC IN THE PARTS PER TRILLION. An alarming new study finds that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup weedkiller, is estrogenic and drives breast cancer cell proliferation in the parts-per-trillion range. http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/breaking-glyphosate-roundup-carcinogenic-parts-trillion-range


July 8, 2013 American For America

-▶ EPA AND MONSANTO - RAISE 'ROUNDUP' GLYPHOSATE LIMITS... Toxic herbicide linked to serious health impacts – EPA puts Monsanto’s profits over public health http://www.americansforamerica.com/index.php/recent-posts/entry/epa-and-monsanto-raise-glyphosate-limits-really


EcoWatch, February 27, 2014
-▶  MONSANTO'S ROUNDUP FOUND IN 75% OF AIR AND RAIN SAMPLES http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/27/monsantos-roundup-found-in-75-of-air-and-rain-samples/


Science News, February 25, 2015
AGRICULTURAL INSECTICIDES POSE A GLOBAL RISK TO SURFACE WATER BODIES  http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-02/hcfe-aip022515.php


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


- ▶  FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/5u5Gyn


Truthout, February 23, 2015
WILL RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA REJECT MONSANTO'S "ROUNDUP"?  THE CASE FOR BANNING GLYPHOSATE  http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/29244-will-richmond-reject-roundup-the-case-for-banning-glyphosate#


Environmental Working Group, November 25, 2013
THE HIDDEN TRUTH ABOUT PEANUTS:  FROM FOOD ALLERGIES TO FARM PRACTICES http://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2013/11/hidden-truth-about-peanuts-food-allergies-farm-practices

Robyn O'Brien's Website http://www.robynobrien.com/

@foodawakenings


              WHAT PESTICIDE EXPOSURE IS DOING TO YOUR BODY?

                                           http://sco.lt/7IKHmD


                             THE INFERTILITY TIME BOMB

                            MEN'S SPERM COUNT FALLING

               ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICAL / PESTICIDE EXPOSURES

                                      http://sco.lt/5Mzvn7


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


                        OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET

ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF


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


TruthOut, February 25, 2015
EAT AT YOUR OWN RISK: FLAWED FDA RISK ASSESSMENTS STRENGTHEN ARGUMENTS FOR LABELING GMOs  http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/29287-eat-at-your-own-risk-flawed-fda-risk-assessments-strengthen-arguments-for-labeling-gmos#


Digital Journal, February 22, 2015
WHY THE GMO DEBATE IS FAR FROM OVER

 http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/op-ed-the-gmo-debate-is-far-from-over/article/426669


Institute of Science in Society, February 18, 2015
DEVASTATING IMPACTS OF GLYPHOSATE USE WITH GMO SEEDS IN ARGENTINA
http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Devastating_Impacts_of_Glyphosate_Argentina.php


                                                Goldman Prize

-▶ ARGENTINA:  CHILDREN DYING FROM GMO AGRO-CHEMICAL SPRAYING - A MOTHER TURNS ACTIVIST    http://sco.lt/7AxIgr


Calgary Herald, October 20, 2013
 ▶   ARGENTINA'S CALL FOR LIMITS ON AGROCHEMICAL SPRAYING CITING HEALTH PROBLEMS
One area's birth defects quadrupled in decade after genetically modified crops approved http://www.calgaryherald.com/health/Argentines+call+limits+agrochemical+spraying+citing+health+problems/9058815/story.html


                                                PHOTO ESSAY
                        Over Grow The System, December 29, 2014
         ARGENTINA:  THE COUNTRY THAT MONSANTO POISONED http://overgrowthesystem.com/argentina-the-country-that-monsanto-poisoned-photo-essay/


RT USA, February 10, 2015
MONSANTO MONARCH MASSACRE: 970 MILLION BUTTERFLIES KILLED SINCE 1990: ROUNDUP  http://rt.com/usa/230823-monarch-butterflies-monsanto-massacre/


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


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

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NaturalNews, July 05, 2014
 -▶ CANCER DEATH RATES ARE TWICE AS HIGH WHERE GM (Genetically Modified) CROPS AND THEIR AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS ARE USED http://www.naturalnews.com/045874_cancer_rates_Argentina_agrochemicals.html


Food Democracy Now, May 16, 2013
 ▶  NEW STUDY LINKS GMO FOOD TO LEUKEMIA:  GMO BT CRY-TOXINS MAY CONTRIBUTE TO BLOOD ABNORMALITIEShttp://www.fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2013/may/16/new_study_links_GMO_food_to_leukemia/


                    YOUR BODY IS A CORPORATE TEST TUBE:

How You Became a Guinea Pig For the Chemical and BioTech Corporations http://sco.lt/8fk9ZJ


                                                        WATCH
                                                   Link TV (27:17)
               UNSAFE: THE TRUTH BEHIND EVERYDAY CHEMICALS
They contribute to disease and are linked to conditions such as asthma, autism, ADHD, diabetes, cancers, infertility, cognitive disorders, obesity, reproductive disorders and birth defects. Earth Focus looks at endocrine disruptors, ubiquitous chemicals that affect development, metabolism, fertility and intelligence at extremely low doses and at what measures could be taken to better ensure public safety.
http://www.linktv.org/video/9214/unsafe-the-truth-behind-everyday-chemicals


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


TreeHugger, April 10, 2015
  -▶ RETAILER LOWE'S AND THE CITY OF PORTLAND BAN BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/retailer-lowes-and-city-portland-ban-bee-killing-pesticides.html


                                             SYNGENTA

                  SILENCING THE SCIENTIST "ALTRAZINE"

DEADLY NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES POISONING OUR PLANET AND YOUR HEALTH   http://sco.lt/9AkvK5


Common Dreams, April 28, 2014

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


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


-▶  BATTLE FOR THE BEES: Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide http://sco.lt/8QOFgv



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


The Guardian, September 5, 2013

  ▶  FSA 'ENDANGERING PUBLIC HEALTH' BY IGNORING CONCERNS OVER GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD AND PESTICIDES

The GM allows more pesticide to be contained in the plant. Nearly 80% of GMOs are designed to absorb ROUNDUP. The other 20% are designed to produce their own pesticide. We found that pesticides are not really tested." http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/05/gm-food-cancers-fsa?view=mobile


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


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


                                    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



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


                                             BAN GMOs NOW

                                          A Special ISIS Report

                                             http://sco.lt/5CPilt


The Institute of Science in Society, May 29, 2013

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


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

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


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


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


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


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


-▶  PLACING PROFITS AHEAD OF WELL BEING: CHALLENGING THE DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF AGRO-CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3070968001/placing-profits-ahead-of-wellbeing-challenging-the-destructive-power-of-agro-chemical-industry



The Guardian Environment, December 21, 2012- Tom Philpott

-▶ FALSE PROMISES: MEET THE WEEDS THAT MONSANTO'S POISONS CAN'T BEAT -  - -Instead of the supposed revolution in agriculture that Monsato's GM seeds were meant to bring, the opposite effect has occurred – a gigantic rise in herbicide/pesticide use
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/dec/21/weeds-monsato-cant-beat


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

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


-▶ PROCESSED AND GMO FOODS MAKE UP 70 PERCENT OF THE US DIET- WITH ABOUT 5,000 DIFFERENT CHEMICAL ADDITIVES http://sco.lt/7FPtxZ


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


WHY IS THERE SO LITTLE INDEPENDENT PEER REVIEWED GMO RESEARCH?  http://sco.lt/5FIWcD


-▶  PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/6VkkXB

                                                  WATCH

                               FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                           A WORLD WITHOUT AMPHIBIANS

                                              http://sco.lt/5U62ML


-▶  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


-▶  MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECO SYSTEMS LEAVING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS  http://sco.lt/51ekyH


                                                  WATCH

            THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)

                     The Leader of the Global Biotech Chemical Cartel

                                         http://sco.lt/7wFWFN



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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

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

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

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Alberto Saavedra's curator insight, February 19, 2015 1:47 PM

GMOs may or may not be healthy to eat but the impact on ecosystems is bad.

DebbyBruck's comment, February 20, 2015 2:28 AM
Simply amazing & beautiful work you've done here on this critical topic.
Eben Lenderking's curator insight, February 22, 2015 4:41 AM

Por esto no aceptamos el uso de pesticidas en nuestras tierras…tenemos que decir ya no en todo Mexico.


This is why we do not use any pesticides at Hacienda Silil, giving our bees and other plants and animals a chance to live and grow in natural conditions.

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HIGH STEAKS

HIGH STEAKS | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Friends of The Earth, October 31, 2014

  -▶ HIGH STEAKS: THE CASE FOR LESS AND BETTER MEAT. There’s a high price to pay for that juicy T-Bone from supermarkets. Most meat, poultry, eggs and dairy sold in restaurants and supermarkets in the U.S. comes from factory farms — where animals are often raised in cruel, cramped and unsanitary conditions. In order to prevent disease and promote faster growth, they are frequently pumped with doses of antibiotics. This practice has contributed to the rise of antibiotic-resistant diseases in human populations, which pose one of the greatest public health threats of our time. THE CASE FOR LESS AND BETTER MEAT ... READ ON   https://medium.com/friends-of-the-earth-newsmagazine/high-steaks-827023cb0456


Alternet, April 01, 2015
 ▶  AMERICA'S RED MEAT HORROR SHOW: WHY WE MUST GET RID OF FACTORY FARMS. FOUR MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR TRANSNATIONAL COMPANIESTyson JBS, Cargill and Smithfield—produce about 85 percent of the factory farm meat in the U.S., making it difficult for ranchers to sell their livestock to anyone but the Big Four. And of course these same Big Four companies, along with their front groups such as the North American Meat Institute, are lobbying the government to ditch the 2015 dietary guidelines to “eat less red and processed meat” recommendation because they understand what that recommendation will do to their bottom lines.

But what the Big Four fear even more is the thought of consumers waking up to the horrors of factory farms, and the filthy, contaminated meat that comes out of these animal prisons. http://www.alternet.org/food/americas-red-meat-horror-show-why-we-must-get-rid-factory-farms


                               SO YOU WANT TO EAT MEAT?

                                   FEEDLOTS vs PASTURES

                                         http://sco.lt/4qkbib


Mother Jones, March 24, 2015
 ▶  OUR MEAT OBSESSION MAY KILL US.  BUT NOT HOW YOU THINK http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2015/03/were-going-feed-animals-67-percent-more-antibiotics-2030


HuffPostGreen, March24, 2015
 ▶ A MENACING MIX IN ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE: HERBICIDES, HEAVY METALS AND FACTORY FARMS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/24/antibiotic-resistance-herbicides-heavy-metals_n_6935626.html?m=true


The Atlantic, March 23, 2015
▶  THE ANTIBIOTICS PROBLEM IN MEAT A new study suggests that a consumer demand for chicken and pork in places like India, Russia, China, and Brazil will help drive a large increase in overuse of the drugs by 2030. Is there anything we can do about it?  http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/03/the-next-big-antibiotic-resistance-threat/388430/


▶  FOUR-FIFTHS OF ALL BIG PHARMA ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMED BY MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY (What Are You Eating?) http://sco.lt/5u5Gyn


                                                 -- WATCH --
                                August 13, 2013 Reuters Exclusive:
LAME CATTLE STIRS NEW CONCERN OVER BEEF INDUSTRY GROWTH DRUGS  http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/13/us-usa-cattle-jbs-drugs-idUSBRE97C02M20130813


                                                    VIDEOS

                               TreeHugger, January 39, 2015
 ▶  MEATONOMICS EXPLORES THE BIZARRE ECONOMIC FORCES THAT DRIVE MEAT & DAIRY PRODUCTION  http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/meatonomics-bizarre-economic-forces-drive-meat-dairy-production.html


Alternet, March 24, 2015
 ▶  EXPOSING AMERICA'S BILLIONAIRE WELFARE RANCHERS. America's .01 percent like the Kochs and the Hiltons are collecting massive subsidies from the federal government http://www.alternet.org/economy/exposing-americas-billionaire-welfare-ranchers

 

The Dodo, March 10, 2015
 ▶  CAUGHT RED-HANDED, MAJOR DAIRY COMPANY VOWS TO STOP CRUEL PRACTICES https://www.thedodo.com/great-lakes-cheese-welfare-1032837896.html


                                                          WATCH

                                         SHORT, SILENT VIDEO:

- ▶ THE SADDEST, AND MOST BEAUTIFUL LOOK AT THE CYCLE OF FACTORY MEAT http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/21/samsara-documentary_n_3791510.html


Medical Xpress, March 11, 2015
 ▶  INFLUENCE GAME: MEAT INDUSTRY PUSHES BACK AGAINST NEW DIETARY PROPOSAL http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-03-meat-industry-dietary.html


Inhabitat, December 20, 2014
  -▶ U.S. CONGRESS IS FORBIDDING DIETARY EXPERTS FROM TALKING ABOUT FOOD=RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS

  http://inhabitat.com/congress-is-forbidding-dietary-experts-from-talking-about-food-related-environmental-concerns/


TriplePundit, January 09, 2015
  -▶ BEEF INDUSTRY HAVING A COW OVER POTENTIAL USDA RECOMMENDATIONS. the U.S. beef industry has long been a beneficiary of government largess with its long history of receiving federal subsidies. Most of that largess is going to four large conglomerates while smaller independent ranchers are going bankrupt.  http://www.triplepundit.com/2015/01/beef-industry-cow-potential-usda-recommendations/


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/


                                                   VIDEO REPORT
                                        DW.DE February 27, 2015
                          ANIMAL FEED - ECOLOGICAL INSANITY?
          http://www.dw.de/animal-feed-ecological-insanity/av-18286017


                                          STUNNING AERIAL PHOTOS

                                        EcoWatch, November 28, 2014

                             HOW FACTORY FARMS RAVAGE THE EARTH

http://ecowatch.com/2014/11/28/factory-farms-photos-mishka-henner/


MintPress, February 11, 2015
 ▶  YOUR DINNER Vs. THE PLANET : THE HIGH COST OF MEAT http://www.mintpressnews.com/MyMPN/dinner-vs-planet-high-cost-meat/


                                                MEATONOMICS

                              The Dirty Truth About Cheap Meat

                                              http://sco.lt/5MiErp


The Guardian, January 13, 2015
  -▶ THE BEEF WITH McDONALD'S SUSTAINABLE BEEF http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/13/sustainable-beef-mcdonalds-meat-environment


                                                VIDEO (7:52)

                          The Center for Investigative Reporting
                                            August 02, 2013
                         THE HIDDEN COSTS OF HAMBURGERS
           http://cironline.org/reports/hidden-costs-hamburgers-3701


Washington Post, February 19, 2015
-▶  THINK OF EARTH, NOT JUST YOUR STOMACH, PANEL ADVISES

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/think-of-earth-not-just-your-stomach-panel-advises/2015/02/19/b3aab734-b876-11e4-aa05-1ce812b3fdd2_story.html?tid=pm_business_pop

 

                                THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT

             CAFOs AND INDUSTRIAL FACTORY FARMING YOUR MEAT

                                             http://sco.lt/5pYaYr



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


- ▶ UK - CAN MEAT FACTORIES BE SAFE, SLAUGHTERING 4,000 COWS, PER FACTORY, A DAY, 3,000 STEAKS A MINUTE? http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/can-meat-factories-be-safe-at-4000-cows-a-day-3000-steaks-a-minute/article4593690/

 

January 27, 2008 The New York Times, Mark Bittman

- ▶ RETHINKING THE MEAT-GUZZLER http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/weekinreview/27bittman.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


HuffingtonPost India, January 25, 2015
- ▶MODI AND OBAMA:  STOP IGNORING THE COW IN THE ROOM http://www.huffingtonpost.in/poorva-joshipura/modi-and-obama-stop-ignor_b_6536562.html


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


                                                      VIDEO
                                          GLASS WALLS (8:17)
What happens to animals raised for meat, eggs and dairy products.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIzvFMmXCpw


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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


                                                         VIDEO
                                 INSIDE A SLAUGHTERHOUSE
                                        The Oprah Winfrey Show
Investigative reporter Lisa Ling goes behind the scenes of a slaughterhouse to see how meat is made.  
 http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Inside-a-Slaughterhouse-Video


- ▶ USDA LIVE STOCK SLAUGHTER 2013 SUMMARY 04/21/2014 - lsan0414.pdf http://www.usda.gov/nass/PUBS/TODAYRPT/lsan0414.pdf


                                              VIDEO 11:50
           FARM TO FRIDGE - THE TRUTH BEHIND MEAT PRODUCTION
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=THIODWTqx5E#!


FutureFood 2050 October 23, 2014
  -▶ BREEDING A HEALTHIER LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY. 

Improving animal welfare is crucial to long-term sustainability, says livestock expert Temple Grandin. http://futurefood2050.com/breeding-a-healthier-livestock-industry/


Stuff.co.nz , November 25, 2014
  -▶ EVERYTHING IS A COMMODITY NOW:  BIG JUMP IN BOBBY CALF KILL. Beef+Lamb economist Rob Davison said 2.07 million calves were culled in the year ended September, up 9.8 per cent on the comparable period last year... There seems to be no one reason for the significant rise in unwanted calves sent for "processing", as reported to Beef + Lamb NZ by the country's meat companies. http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/beef/63489037/big-jump-in-bobby-calf-kill


Truthout, November 23, 2014
  -▶ IS THE GRASS-FED REALLY GREENER?  BEEF PRODUCTION IN THE AMERICAS http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/27609-is-the-grass-fed-really-greener-beef-production-in-the-americas


George Monbiot, December 17, 2014
  -▶OVERGROWTH: What can you say about a society whose food production must be hidden from public view? In which the factory farms and slaughterhouses supplying much of our diet must be guarded like arsenals to prevent us from seeing what happens there?
The growth rate of broiler chickens has quadrupled in 50 years: they are now killed at seven weeks(2). By then they are often crippled by their weight. Animals selected for obesity cause obesity. Bred to bulge, scarcely able to move, overfed, factory farmed chickens now contain almost three times as much fat as chickens did in 1970, and just two thirds of the protein(3). Stalled pigs and feedlot cattle have undergone a similar transformation. Meat production? No, this is fat production.
http://www.monbiot.com/2014/12/16/overgrowth/


                                                       WATCH:

                        "A BLOODY BUSINESS" - LIVE ANIMAL EXPORTS

                 Investigation by Australian TV  Four Corners Investigation

                                                 http://sco.lt/7cFyuf


DW News, November 22, 2014
  -▶ EU GREENS TO CONFRONT INDUSTRIALIZED FARM LOBBY. Germany's opposition Greens have set their sights on nutrition that avoids mass livestock farming. They have accused Chancellor Angela Merkel's government of giving agriculturalized industry an unrestrained free run.

http://www.dw.de/greens-to-confront-industrialized-farm-lobby/a-18080664



Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2014
  -▶  CHINA'S HARD LINE ON BIOTECH BURNS U.S. HAY : Traces of GMO Alfalfa, Unapproved by Beijing, Wreak Havoc With a Formerly Booming U.S. Crop http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-hay-exports-to-china-shrivel-up-1418598477


Audubon Magazine, November-December
  -▶ FOOD FIGHT: REFORMING THE FARM http://mag.audubon.org/articles/climate/food-fight-reforming-farm


Future Food, November 18, 2014
-▶ GREENER PASTURES FOR CATTLE RANCHING. Colombian farming researcher Enrique Murgueitio advocates grazing animals on wooded land to boost sustainability and production.  http://futurefood2050.com/greener-pastures-for-cattle-ranching/


HuffingtonPostGreen, October 30, 2014
  -▶ MEAT HAS SEASONS, JUST LIKE PRODUCE.  AND HERE'S HOW FACTORY FARMING HAS MESSED WITH THAT

  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/30/seasonal-meat_n_6063340.html


                                APOCALYPSE OF THE "HAPPY MEAL"

                                  WORSHIPING THE GOLDEN CALF

                                                  http://sco.lt/9Ey17x


 

                                                     WATCH

                                                      "ALMA"

A journey into the soul of humanity - A powerful statement about deforestation and the global industrial economy.

-▶  "ALMA" explores the devastating impacts of the cattle industry on the Amazon and a powerful statement about the global industrial economy.

Beautifully shot, alternately joyful and horrifying, Alma captures the ecological, and even spiritual, cost of meat, dairy, and leather production in the Amazon.

A cinematic journey into the world's forests and the industries that are destroying them, this time heading to Brazil to explore the devastating impacts of the cattle industry. Here he creates a powerful statement about the global industrial economy and the speed with which virgin forests are being cleared for timber and new grazing land... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8uVOYQPobzo


August 26, 2013 Mongabay
-▶  85% OF BRAZILIAN LEATHER GOES TO MARKETS SENSITIVE TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0822-tcs-walker-brazil-cattle.html


Guardian, March 10, 2013

▶ LUXURY LEATHER AND THE AMAZON http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/03/luxury-leather-and-amazon-deforestation


The Daily Climate, November 10, 2014
-▶  GLOBAL MEAT DEMAND PLOWS UP BRAZIL'S 'UNDERGROUND FOREST'  http://www.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2014/11/brazil-meat-cerrado-deforestation


Mongabay, December 18, 2014
-▶  IMPACTS OF DEFORESTATION ON AMAZONIAN RIVER ECOSYSTEMS COULD BE FAR REACHING. Vast areas of the Amazon forest are being destroyed for agricultural uses, mainly industrial-scale soybean crops, and turned into pasture land for livestock.

http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1218-gfrn-tcs-gaworecki-riparian-deforestation-far-reaching.html

 

Rainforest Alliance
-▶  THE AMAZON'S FIRST SUSTAINABLE CATTLE RANCH: CATTLE THE RIGHT WAY  http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/stories/cattle-and-conservation


                                                   WATCH

                     "DEATH ON A USA FACTORY FARM" "[HBO Special]

         When Animals Become Inanimate Objects On A Balance Sheet     

                                          http://sco.lt/7WUGp7



 - ▶ WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BLIND, FOOTLESS GMO CHICKENS, FACTORY FARMS AND THE AG-GAG BILL http://sco.lt/961xVh


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


June 6, 2013 Huffington Post Green
- ▶  USDA INSPECTOR GENERAL: FOOD SAFETY AND HUMANE SLAUGHTER LAWS IGNORED WITH IMPUNITY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-friedrich/usda-inspector-general-fo_b_3333853.html

 

                                                 VIDEO

                            by PAUL McCARTNEY  (Former "Beatle")

          THE WEBSITE THE MEAT INDUSTRY DOESN'T WANT YOU TO SEE                                        http://www.meat.org/

 

April 29, 2013 Green Is The New Red
- ▶  FIRST "AG-GAG' ARRESTS: FOR FILMING SLAUGHTERHOUSE -- FROM THE STREET http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/first-ag-gag-arrest-utah-amy-meyer/6948/



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



                                      MORE, BIGGER, FASTER

           What You Need To Know About Factory Farming Your Food

                                             http://sco.lt/8usxzV



-▶  AMAZON RAINFORESTS: DEFORESTATION, MINING RISES AGAIN IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON IMPACTING ECOSYSTEMS, CLIMATE, DEVASTATING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES  http://sco.lt/9FG1Lt



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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

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

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

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

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More beef and bacon means fewer bees and butterflies

The planting of vast monocultures has led to the loss of critical habitat for many beneficial plants and pollinators, including honey bees, which are critical to our food supply. Between 2008 and 2011, more than 23 million acres of grasslands, shrub land and wetlands were converted to row crops, in part to supply biofuel plants and animal factory farms.

 

This destruction of these native prairie lands releases large amounts of carbon from the soil into the atmosphere while destroying precious biodiversity and valuable habitat. Adding insult to injury, the rampant use of pesticides has also contributed to the alarming decline of bees and butterflies in recent years. For instance, glyphosate, a key ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp weed killer, is a potent herbicide that has decimated milkweed, the only food monarch butterfly offspring will eat.

 

What’s worse, our taxes are incentivizing this destruction: between 2001 and 2009 more than more than $46 billion in subsidies were paid out for animal feed production alone.

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CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE IS CORPORATE GREEN-WASHING - AGRA

CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE IS CORPORATE GREEN-WASHING - AGRA | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

CGIAR May 5, 2015
HOW CAN CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE ENHANCE FOOD SECURITY AND COMMUNITY BASED ADAPTION? How can climate-smart agriculture enhance food security and community-based adaptation? Recognising and make use of indigenous knowledge from local communities and use this as a basis for building resilience. http://ccafs.cgiar.org/blog/how-can-climate-smart-agriculture-enhance-food-security-and-community-based-adaptation#.VUqfEmZQW6A


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



African Agriculture: AGRA - ‘Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa' is a major assault on seed sovereignty’


Inter Press Service, September 24, 2014
CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE IS CORPORATE GREEN-WASHING, NGOs WARN http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/09/climate-smart-agriculture-is-corporate-green-washing-warn-ngos


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


Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy October 08, 2014
"CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE' ISN'T http://www.iatp.org/blog/201410/climate-smart-agriculture-isn%E2%80%99t-agroecology-is


Inter Press Service, October 13, 2014
FAMILY FARMERS DON'T NEED CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/family-farmers-dont-need-climate-smart-agriculture/


The Ecologist, September 30, 2014
CORPORATE-SMART GREENWASH:  THE GLOBAL ALLIANCE ON CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE. By endorsing the activities of the planet's worst climate offenders in agribusiness and industrial agriculture, the Alliance will undermine the very objectives that it claims to aim for. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2575701/corporatesmart_greenwash_the_global_alliance_on_climatesmart_agriculture.html


Gaia Foundation, December 16, 2011
▶  FARMING CARBON CREDITS A CON FOR AFRICA:  THE MANY FACES OF CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE  http://www.gaiafoundation.org/blog/farming-carbon-credits-a-con-for-africa-the-many-faces-of-climate-smart-agriculture



Food First, March 23,2015
GATES FOUNDATION AND USAID PLOTS WAYS OF PROFITING FROM AFRICA'S SEED SYSTEM http://foodfirst.org/press-releases/gates-foundation-plots-ways-of-profiting-from-africas-seed-systems/


GMO GENE GIANTS STOCKPILING PATENTS ON LIFE

Nagoya, Japan -- Under the guise of developing “climate-ready” crops, the world’s largest seed and agrochemical corporations are filing hundreds of sweeping, multi-genome patents in a bid to control the world’s plant biomass, according to a report released by ETC Group http://www.etcgroup.org/fr/node/5220


                                                     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


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


Natural News, March 02, 2015
PARAGUAYAN SMALL FARMERS FIGHT BACK AGAINST MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS DESTROYING THEIR LIVES

 http://www.naturalnews.com/048828_GMO_corporations_small_farmers_Paraguay.html#


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


Animal Ecology In Focus, January 16, 2015
▶  BIODIVERSITY v INTENSIVE FARMING : HAS FARMING LOST ITS WAY? Modern intensive farming produces plentiful, cheap food but is reliant on heavy use of agrochemicals and is a major driver of the ongoing collapse of wildlife populations. Taxpayers pay billions each year to support this system, with the bulk of this money going to the biggest, richest farming operations.... https://journalofanimalecology.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/biodiversity-v-intensive-farming-has-farming-lost-its-way/


Guardian Environment, March 25, 2014

 ▶ FUTURISTIC FARMS: RETHINKING MONOCULTURE FARMING AND  HOW WE GROW OUR FOOD. It’s a vicious cycle that has been the curse of destructive agriculture for thousands of years: remove native vegetation, continuously grow crops, don’t rest the land or return nutrients. Erode and exhaust soils. Move on. Repeat.. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/25/california-drought-silicon-valley-moment


Genetic Literacy Project May 4, 2015
GMOs=MONOCULURE=BIO-DISASTER TIME TO REVISE SIMPLISTIC IDEOLOGICAL NARRATIVE http://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2015/05/04/gmosmonoculturebio-disaster-time-to-revise-simplistic-ideological-narrative/

Friends of the earth international, February 23, 2015
U.S. FORCE FEEDS GM CROPS TO AFRICAN NATIONS, SAYS NEW REPORT http://www.foei.org/press/archive-by-subject/food-sovereignty-press/us-force-feeds-gm-crops-african-nations-says-new-report/


The Ecologist, February 23, 2015
THERE IS NO SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS ON GMO SAFETY http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2766504/there_is_no_scientific_consensus_on_gmo_safety.html


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


The Good Food, September 02, 2014

 ▶  SEED IS LIFE. SOIL IS LIFE. WATER IS LIFE

To increase profitability – and productivity – industrial agriculture has mechanized production processes and reduced options to a few highly controlled varieties. In the beginning of factory farming, one size was supposed to fit all and the landscape everywhere (including water and micro-climates) was to be engineered to accommodate only the selected commercial variety of plant or animal.... Of course, such defiance of nature caused serious problems and local ecosystems were thrown out of balance. The soil dried up and blew away. Insects and weeds invaded crops and destroyed yields. And so the arch controllers of nature invented pesticides and herbicides – and a highly profitable chemical industry was born to rule over the land.

Capitalism and the accompanying industrial revolution promised to free us from the bonds of nature, limit the quality and variety of products, and greatly increase the quantity of sales necessary to consolidate power and wealth. Over the relative short time the industrial system has been in place, it has separated us entirely from our organic roots – physically and spiritually. And everything has become artificially fabricated outside of nature: our society, our religions, and certainly most of our food... http://www.goodfoodworld.com/2014/09/seed-is-life-soil-is-life-water-is-life/


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


Common Dreams, February 23, 2015
MANIPULATE AND MISLEAD:  HOW GMOs ARE INFILTRATING AFRICA The most persistent myth about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is that they are necessary to feed a growing global population. Highly effective marketing campaigns have drilled it into our heads that GMOs will produce more food on less land in an environmentally friendly manner. The mantra has been repeated so often that it is considered to be truth. Now this mantra has come to Africa, sung by the United States government and multinational corporations like Monsanto, seeking to open new markets for a product that has been rejected by so many others around the globe. http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/02/23/manipulate-and-mislead-how-gmos-are-infiltrating-africa


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


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


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


▶ AFRICAN AGRICULTURE: AGRA "ALLIANCE FOR A GREEN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA" IS A MAJOR ASSAULT ON SEED SOVEREIGNTY

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/02/201224152439941847.html


African Center For Biosafety, November 18, 2014

AGRA's SCANDALOUS SUBSIDIZATION OF BIG PETROLEUM-BASED FERTILISER: FINANCIAL AND AGRIBUSINESS CORPORATIONS IN AFRICA.  http://www.acbio.org.za/index.php/media/64-media-releases/471-agras-scandalous-subsidisation-of-big-fertiliser-financial-and-agribusiness-corporations-in-africa


September 6, 2013 Greenpeace International
AGRA: HELPING BIG AGRIBUSINESS "CONQUER" AFRICAN AGRICULTURE Finally, we have confirmation of what we have long suspected: AGRA, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, has been created to facilitate the corporate takeover of African agriculture, not support African smallholder farmers with real solutions... http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/agra-agribusiness-africa-agriculture/blog/46511/


                                BILL GATES AND AFRICA

A TROJAN HORSE FOR GMO BIOTECH CARTEL IN SUB-SAHARA AFRICA  http://sco.lt/5ZNnsX

                                      

                                               FULL REPORT

                                     GRAIN, November 04, 2014
HOW DOES THE GATES FOUNDATION SPEND ITS MONEY TO "FEED THE WORLD" > http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5064-how-does-the-gates-foundation-spend-its-money-to-feed-the-world


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


- THE FUTURE OF FOOD by Bill Gates, the greatest single, private investor for genetically engineered biotech food in the world.   http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/bill-gates-thinks-fake-meat-future.html


                                         GHANA AND GMOs

                                   Pambazuka, February 19, 2015

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

▶ 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


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


                          AFRICA G8 - FOOD SECURITY FOR WHOM?

        CORPORATE PROFITS vs SMALLHOLDER FARMER INTERESTS

                                           http://sco.lt/8JKbIn


                           WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA

                                           http://sco.lt/7znTf7


                                                REPORT  Part 2 of 4
         Environmental Justice and Climate Change, November 08, 2014
                                    Environmental and Food Justice
                                          THE PANACEA OF GMOs
                                 INDIGENOUS RIGHT LIVELIHOODS

                              and CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION
http://ejfood.blogspot.com/2014/11/environmental-justice-and-climate.html


                                 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



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


                                 -▶      THE HUNGER GAMES:    -▶

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

                                             http://sco.lt/6UGd17



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


African Center for BioSafety, October 08, 2014

 ▶  ACQUISITION OF AFRICA'S SEEDCO BY MONSANTO FURTHERS GLOBAL SEED CARTEL GRIP:  NEO-COLONIAL OCCUPATION OF AFRICA'S SEED SYSTEMThe Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) is deeply concerned about the recent acquisitions by multi-national seed companies of large parts of SeedCo, one of Africa’s largest home-grown seed companies. Attracting foreign investment from the world’s largest seed companies, most of who got to their current dominant positions by devouring national seed companies and their competitors through mergers and acquisitions, is an inevitable consequence of the fierce drive to commercialise agriculture in Africa. http://www.acbio.org.za/


▶  SEED PATENTS & CONTROL OF GLOBAL FOOD & AGRICULTURE:  THE BIOTECH, GMO, CHEMICAL CORPORATE CARTEL  http://sco.lt/5LcjVR


GRAIN, October 23, 2014
▶ HARVEST OF HARDSHIP:  YALA SWAMP LAND GRAB DESTROYS KENYAN FARMERS' LIVELIHOOD. Dominion Farms arrived in Kenya's Yala Swamp basin in 2004 with big promises. The company claimed it would turn a defunct state demonstration farm into a modern rice plantation, provide locals with good jobs, and build hospitals and schools. The American owner of the company, Calvin Burgess, presented himself as a 'man of God', on a mission to bring US-style progress to Africa. The locals, sold on this grand vision, decided – with some hesitation and dissent – to allow Dominion to farm on 3,700 ha of their lands... http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5061-harvest-of-hardship-yala-swamp-land-grab-destroys-kenyan-farmers-livelihoods


                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                        http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


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


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


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


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


                                                   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


                                           LIVING WITH GMOs

                              AN OPEN LETTER TO UK AND EU

                                          November 12, 2014

Representing 57 Million Americans, NGOs, scientists, anti-GM groups, celebrities, food manufacturers, and others today publish an Open Letter to the UK and the entire EU warning of the serious and manifold hazards of GMO crops http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2632105/living_with_gmos_a_letter_from_america.html


                                          BAN GMOs NOW

                        A Special Institute of Science in Society 

                                        http://sco.lt/5CPilt


GRAIN, May 26, 2014
2,4-D SOY:  WAGING WAR ON PEASANTS  Global attempts by Dow AgroSciences to gain approval for new genetically-modified soybean varieties resistant to the herbicide 2,4-D have become particularly aggressive in recent months. Simultaneous applications have been filed in several of the countries where genetically engineered crops (GE or transgenic crops or GMOs) were introduced in the 1990s.
   The push for approval of new transgenics is part of a broader strategy by agribusiness to make the world’s farms increasingly dependent on its toxic herbicides, thus increasing the profits it derives from selling these chemicals. The current situation is a rerun of the 1990s’ introduction of Roundup Ready (glyphosate-resistant) crops, only this time the herbicides in question are much more toxic. These weed-killers have been around for a longer time and the case for their hazardousness to human health and the environment has been well documented. http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4945-2-4-d-soy-waging-war-on-peasants



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


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 madehttp://www.fastcocreate.com/3032899/see-who-actually-owns-the-food-you-eat-and-how-theyre-behaving


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


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


Pambazuka, September 25, 2014
MAYAN PEOPLE'S MOVEMENT DEFEATS MONSANTO LAW IN GUATEMALA. There was a great risk that the Monsanto Law would have made criminals of already repressed small farmers who are just trying to make ends meet and doing what they have done for generations – cultivating corn and black beans for their own consumption. The Monsanto Law meant that they would not have been able to grow and harvest anything that originates from natural seeds. Farmers would be breaking the laws if these natural seeds had been mixed with patented seeds from other crops as a result of pollination or wind, unless they had had a license for the patented seed from a transnational corporation like Monsanto. .. The Monsanto Law would have given exclusivity on patented seeds to a handful of transnational companies....the Mayan people – or actually most people – in Guatemala do not agree with a policy of treating nature like a commodity to be sold off piece by piece, ...http://pambazuka.net/en/category/features/92994


Grist, February 22, 2013
  -▶  MIRACLE GROW:  INDIAN FARMERS SMASH CROP YIELD RECORDS WITHOUT GMOs http://grist.org/food/miracle-grow-indian-farmers-smash-crop-yield-records-without-gmos/


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


Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2014
  -▶  CHINA'S HARD LINE ON BIOTECH BURNS U.S. HAY : Traces of GMO Alfalfa, Unapproved by Beijing, Wreak Havoc With a Formerly Booming U.S. Crop http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-hay-exports-to-china-shrivel-up-1418598477



                HOW MONSANTO IS TERRIFYING THE FARMING WORLD

                                  The Devil in The Seeds Of Life

                                          http://sco.lt/6wRNsv

 

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


African Center For Biosafety, October 06, 2014

RUNNING TO STAND STILL:  SMALL SCALE FARMER AND THE GREEN REVOLUTION IN MALAWI - PDF REPORT  http://www.acbio.org.za/index.php/publications/seedfood-sovereignty/467-running-to-stand-still-small-scale-farmers-and-the-green-revolution-in-malawi


Mother Jones, December 03, 2014
HOW MONSANTO'S BIG DATA, BIG PROFITS DATA PUSH HURTS SMALL FARMS http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/12/monsanto-big-data-means-bigger-and-less-diverse-farms


The Conversation, September 11, 2014
 ▶  IN A WARMING WORLD WE CAN'T KEEP DEPENDING ON THE SAME FEW CROPS http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/26404-in-a-warming-world-we-cant-keep-depending-on-the-same-few-crops


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

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

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



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


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


                                                             VIDEO
                        Linking Population, Environment and Health:

                               The Green Belt Movement (GBM)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLFCA5BD7B2D8A8787?wmode=opaque&v=BSOauSpM_ew#t=100


ReliefWeb, December 19, 2014
MAIZE, RICE, WHEAT FARMING MUST BECOME MORE SUSTAINABLE: FAO. The FAO meeting agreed that agriculture can no longer rely on input-intensive agriculture to increase crop production. Improved varieties of maize, rice and wheat must go hand-in-hand with what FAO calls "Save and Grow" farming systems that keep soil healthy, integrate crop, tree and animal production, use water far more efficiently, and protect crops with integrated pest management..Experts at the meeting said that that challenge could only be met with eco-friendly agriculture that achieves higher productivity while conserving natural resources, adapting to climate change, and delivering economic benefits to the world's 500 million small-scale family farms.

  http://reliefweb.int/report/world/maize-rice-wheat-farming-must-become-more-sustainable


Appeal-Democrat, December 21, 2014
 ▶ AG-TECH COULD CHANGE HOW WORLD EATS: 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 —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.  http://www.appeal-democrat.com/business/ag-tech-could-change-how-world-eats/article_af7d8ab2-88b3-11e4-a88c-53786b1de7d9.html


▶  WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS VITAL FOR ALL PLANETARY LIFE http://sco.lt/8idD7J


▶  BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/4u4JhR


▶  THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SOIL UNDER OUR FEET : SOIL AS A LIFELINE http://sco.lt/6kqJaT



 ▶  WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE:  THE GLOBAL WATER CRISIS http://sco.lt/5odgG1



 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


▶  LAND GRABBING: HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/7rqpG5


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



                                                       VIDEO

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


 

▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/6odAoL


                                             FARM-AGEDDON

         GOES HAND IN HAND WITH BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE

              CORPORATE "PRODUCTION" OF OUR FOOD ANIMALS

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


                                                     WATCH

            THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)

                     The Leader of the Global Biotech Chemical Cartel

                                         http://sco.lt/7wFWFN


                                       A REALLY GOOD RESOURCE:
AgriCultures Network (@agriculturesnet) | Twitter  http://ow.ly/JscXx

                              http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/




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Who’s behind the Chinese takeover of USA's world’s biggest pork producer? VIDEO REPORT

Who’s behind the Chinese takeover of USA's world’s biggest pork producer? VIDEO REPORT | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

                                               VIDEO REPORT

                               PBS Newshour, September 12, 2014

                                      "Processing 10,000 pigs per day"

USA Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, was acquired by a Chinese firm in 2013 for nearly $5 billion -- more than the company’s market value. The surprising purchase caused some lawmakers to wonder if there might be a hidden player. As part of the series Food for 9 Billion, Nathan Halverson of the Center for Investigative Reporting examines how the Chinese government is involved. Continue reading →

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/whos-behind-chinese-takeover-worlds-biggest-pork-producer




Reveal, January 24, 2015
- ▶  HOW CHINA PURCHASED A PRIME CUT OF AMERICA'S PORK INDUSTRY http://www.revealnews.org/article/how-china-purchased-a-prime-cut-of-americas-pork-industry/


                                        VIDEO INVESTIGATION

                  June 6, 2013 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

- ▶  UNDERSTANDING SHUANGHUI'S ACQUISITION OF SMITHFIELD, USA's LARGEST CAFO PORK PRODUCER  http://www.iatp.org/blog/201306/%E2%80%9Ctwo-converging-rivers%E2%80%9D-understanding-shuanghui%E2%80%99s-acquisition-of-smithfield


The Economist, December 2, 2014
- ▶  SWINE IN CHINA:  EMPIRE OF THE PIG China’s insatiable appetite for pork is a symbol of the country’s rise. It is also a danger to the world. Some industrial facilities, often owned by the state or by multinationals, produce as many as 100,000 swine a year. These are born and live for ever on slatted metal beds; most never see direct sunlight; very few ever get to breed. The pigs themselves have changed physically, too. Three foreign breeds now account for 95% of them

http://www.economist.com/news/christmas-specials/21636507-chinas-insatiable-appetite-pork-symbol-countrys-rise-it-also


May 29, 2013 Reuters
- ▶  CHINA'S APPETITE FOR PORK SPURS $4.7 BILLION BUYOUT OF USA LARGEST PORK PRODUCER - SMITHFIELD http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/29/us-shuanghui-idUSBRE94S0K920130529


                                                        VIDEO:
                                      RT News, December 23, 2014
          SPY DRONES EXPOSE SMITHFIELD FOODS FACTORY FARMS
                 http://rt.com/usa/216571-pig-waste-pollution-drone/



USA GOVERNMENT HIDING BEHIND "NATIONAL SECURITY"...AGAIN. BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, US CONGRESS QUIETLY SELLING OUR MEAT, POULTRY AND MILK OUT FROM UNDER US TO CHINA.


September 6, 2013 Agri Pulse
- ▶  U.S. REGULATORS, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, QUIETLY GIVES CHINA APPROVAL TO PURCHASE SMITHFIELD, AMERICA'S LARGEST FACTORY FARM HOG PRODUCER. The merger has drawn congressional scrutiny in regards to food safety, as well as concerns about drug safety.

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., noted that because the CFIUS review includes issues of national security, it is done in secret with no public oversight or transparency. 

    “It remains unclear what factors the [CFIUS] took into account in making its decision,” Stabenow said. “We still do not know if the potential impact on American food security, the transfer of taxpayer funded innovation to a foreign competitor, or China's protectionist trade barriers were considered.”

http://www.agri-pulse.com/U.S.-federal-panel-gives-approval-to-Chinese-firms-purchase-of-Smithfield-09062013.asp


September 6, 2013 Agri Pulse

- ▶  THE RAPID AND QUIET APPROVAL BY USDA OF CHINA'S PURCHASE OF 1/4 OF USA FACTORY FARMED HOGS  -SMITHFIELD http://www.agri-pulse.com/U.S.-federal-panel-gives-approval-to-Chinese-firms-purchase-of-Smithfield-09062013.asp


June 5, 2013 Huffington Post Green

- ▶  WHAT'S THE CONNECTION TO CHINA, U.S. PIGS AND THE SMITHFIELD-SHANHUI DEAL? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mia-macdonald/world-environment-day-2013_b_3387207.html


June 3, 2013 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

- ▶  CHINA'S SHANGHUI ACQUIRES USA SMITHFIELD CONFINED ANIMAL FOOD OPERATIONS : THE VIEW FROM CHINA PART ONE http://www.iatp.org/blog/201306/shuanghui-acquires-smithfield-the-view-from-china-part-one


Farm News: October 25, 2013
- ▶  OUTSIDE VIEW: CHINA'S OWNERSHIP OF AN ICONIC AMERICAN FOOD COMPANY: SMITHFIELD FOODS AND HOG FACTORIES http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Outside_View_Chinas_ownership_of_an_iconic_American_food_company_999.html


May 31, 2013 Food and Environment Reporting
- ▶  BIG CHINESE PORK DEAL COMES AMID FRICTION OVER LIVESTOCK DRUG http://thefern.org/2013/05/big-pork-deal-comes-amid-friction-over-livestock-drug/


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                             CHINESE ENTERS US FOOD MARKET

       CHICKENS BOUND FOR USA -- UNLABELLED, UNREGULATED

                                            http://sco.lt/7MuubR


                               September 6, 2013 Elephant Journal

- ▶  CHINESE MEAT "IMPORT" QUIETLY APPROVED BY USDA: NO LABELING, NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT : United States Department of Agriculture has agreed to allow four Chinese chicken processing plants to export their meat into our country. “There will be no US officials present at the Chinese processing plants and consumers won’t know where their food comes from because processed meat does not require a point of origin label.” http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/09/dont-be-chicken-chinese-meat-import-now-usda-approved/


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                                    ARE YOU EATING CLONED PORK? 

                           IMPORTED, UNLABELED, UNREGULATED

                                              http://sco.lt/5Pfi1B



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


New York Times, July 31, 2014
WEAK LINKS IN CHINA'S FOOD CHAIN 

WHEN CHINA TRIED TO COMPLETELY RECREATE THE U.S. FACTORY FARM POULTRY "PRODUCTION" SYSTEM 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/01/business/international/weak-links-in-chinas-food-chain.html?_r=0


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

                                          http://sco.lt/6MagyX


                                   

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                  FACTORY FARMED USA MILK BOUND FOR CHINA

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                          VIDEO REPORT - USA MILK TO CHINA

                                   Newshour June 13, 2013

- ▶  CHINA NEEDS MILK:  SHOULD WE BE SHIPPING OUR PRECIOUS WATER AND CREATING AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE TO SUPPLY CHINA WITH MILK? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/06/food-for-9-billion-california.html


June 13, 2013 The Center for Investigative Reporting
- ▶  ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS SURFACE AS CALIFORNIA AIMS TO MILK CHINA'S DAIRY DEMAND  http://cironline.org/node/4726



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                                    USA FACTORY FARMING

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                                   FACTORY FARMING IMAGES

                                      http://ow.ly/k6dGP



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


Mother Jones, September 13, 2014
- ▶ HOW SUPERBUGS HITCH A RIDE FROM HOG FARMS INTO YOUR COMMUNITY  http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/09/think-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-stop-factory-farm-door-think-again


- ▶ EATING WITH OUR EYES CLOSED:  LEGALIZING CORPORATE FACTORY FARMING ABUSE & PRACTICES http://sco.lt/6maFxB


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


                                                     WATCH

                                         "A RIVER OF WASTE "

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


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


- ▶  STOP FACTORY FARMS FROM POLLUTING OUR WATERWAYS WITH DRUGS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3643934709/groups-file-motion-to-stop-factory-farms-from-using-waterways-as-dumping-grounds


Mother Jones, September 13, 2014
- ▶ HOW SUPERBUGS HITCH A RIDE FROM HOG FARMS INTO YOUR COMMUNITY http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/09/think-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-stop-factory-farm-door-think-again


Alternet, December 10, 2013
- ▶ HOW BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS TRYING TO MUZZLE THE TRUTH BEHIND 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


Mother Jones July/August Issue

- ▶ GAGGED BY BIG AG http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/ag-gag-laws-mowmar-farms


June 17, 2013 Treehugger NEED TO KNOW:

- ▶ AG GAG LAWS ARE GROWING THREAT TO FREE SPEECH AND FOOD SAFETY http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/ag-gag-laws-are-growing-threat-free-speech-and-food-safety.html


Nation of Change, September 21, 2013
- ▶ CORPORATIONS/LOBBYISTS RULE: GOODBYE ORGANIC EGGS
 PROPOSED FDA FOOD SAFETY RULES SUPPORT FACTORY FARM CONCENTRATION CAMPS AND THREATEN TRUE FAMILY FARMING - : http://www.nationofchange.org/proposed-fda-food-safety-rules-support-factory-farming-threaten-family-farms-1379774141


                                                       VIDEO

                                            Organic News USA -
Find out more about factory farming & the state of the food industry - This powerful film changed the way millions of Americans eat. Find out why http://www.streamorganic.com/index.php/home-mainmenu-1/news-mainmenu-2/1-latest/4610-organic-news-usa-find-out-more-about-factory-farming-a-the-state-of-the-food-industry-this-powerful-film-changed-the-way-millions-of-.html

                                                     -- WATCH --

                                                    "FOOD, INC"

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkL2Q_kCRms


                                                MEATONOMICS

The huge “externalized” costs the animal food system imposes on taxpayers, animals and the e..http://sco.lt/5zvTyT


                                           MORE, BIGGER, FASTER

           What You Need To Know About Factory Farming Your Food

                                            http://sco.lt/8usxzV



                           AND IT'S ALL JUST THE BEGINNING OF .....


- ▶ NEW SECRETIVE CORPORATE TRANS PACIFIC TRADE DEAL WILL IMPACT US ALL AS OUR RIGHTS AND REGULATIONS ARE NEGOTIATED AWAY  http://sco.lt/62UixN



                                               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




MORE ON FACTORY FARMS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=FACTORY+FARMS

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Dr Vandana Shiva "Rights of Nature" 2014 Tribunal President Statement - GMO, BIOTECH, BigAg



HuffingtonPostGreen, March 15, 2013
-▶ LET'S TALK ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL DEBT http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amy-larkin/post_4514_b_2883616.html

 

 

                                                    WATCH

DR. VANDANA SHIVA: "RIGHTS OF NATURE"

TRIBUNAL PRESIDENT  presents closing statement at the first Ethics Tribunal in Quito January 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3Tl02_bcbw


 -▶ THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH http://sco.lt/7e8Zur


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


                                                  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


 

                                                     VIDEO
                                              Global Alliance
            RIGHTS OF NATURE & INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (22:14)

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPP-X02mdcc

 

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                                         IMPORTANT WATCH

                                             Vandana Shiva
                         FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS 2013

                               DOES GDP GROWTH = POVERTY
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M3WJQbnHKc


The Activist Motivator, January 25, 2014
-▶ IF NATURE HAD RIGHTS http://activism101.ning.com/profiles/blogs/if-nature-had-rights?xg_source=activity


The Guardian, November 1, 2013
-▶  HOW ECONOMIC GROWTH HAS BECOME ANTI-LIFE - Vandana Shiva. An obsession with growth has eclipsed our concern for sustainability, justice and human dignity. But people are not disposable – the value of life lies outside economic development  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/01/how-economic-growth-has-become-anti-life


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


 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/


Ensia, August 12, 2014

-▶ ECOSYSTEMS ARE NOT MACHINES. If we want to save the world, we need to treat nature more as an organism and less as disposable and replaceable technology. http://ensia.com/voices/ecosystems-are-not-machines/

 

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


The Ecologist, August 20, 2014
FREE THE SEEDS TO FEED THE WORLD: Patented and 'indentured' seeds are fast taking over the world's food supply, write Jack Kloppenburg & Irwin Goldman, terminating farmers' and gardeners' ancient right to develop new varieties, and forcing them to buy seed anew for every crop. Enter the Open Source Seed Initiative ... http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2523547/free_the_seeds_to_feed_the_world.html



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

 

                                                      WATCH
                                          "SEEDS OF DEATH"

                                  Award Winning Documentary
                      Big Agriculture. Monsanto, Dupont, Syngenta
http://www.globalresearch.ca/seeds-of-death-and-big-agriculture-monsanto-dupont-sygenta/5393105


Global Research, July 16, 2014

-▶ FINE PRINT OF THE FOOD WARS:  MONSANTO AND BIOTECH INDUSTRY PUSHING FOR WORLD MONOPOLY THROUGH SEED SUPPLY http://www.globalresearch.ca/fine-print-of-the-food-wars-monsanto-and-biotech-industry-pushing-for-world-food-monopoly-through-seed-supply/5393083

 

                                                   WATCH

               "SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY - Vandana Shiva

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


                                           BAN GMOs NOW

                                       http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz


                               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


farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014
LAND GRABS AND RESPONSIBLE AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT IN AFRICA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23794


 

                                    BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

               The Search For A New Economic System - With Meaning

                                            http://sco.lt/8HZxrN

 


 -▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/72Hsf3


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


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


                                                     WATCH

                        ROUNDUP: THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE 

NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S GMO "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP

                                          http://sco.lt/5bdPhx



A VIP READ: CSRwire Talkback - Hazel Henderson

-▶THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/8YbdY1


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                                    UNPRECEDENTED STUDY

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS http://sco.lt/8PcKsD


 Futurity, July 28, 2014
-▶ HOW KILLING OFF WILDLIFE CAUSES SOCIAL CHAOS http://www.futurity.org/wildlife-conservation-conflict-738232/

 

                                                     VIDEO

                                             ENOUGHNESS: 

              WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7


  -▶ KEEPING NATURE IN OUR FUTURE:  HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC AND PLANETARY SURVIVAL  http://sco.lt/99SfhJ

 

 

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and Pope Francis

-▶ ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/57JX0L

 

-▶ ERADICATING ECOCIDE:  WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE  http://sco.lt/7uGWKv



- ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr


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


 

-▶ ‘SUPERORGANISATIONS' - LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS http://sco.lt/6TcKh7


                                                     VIDEO:

FOREIGN CORPORATIONS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, INDIGENOUS LIVELIHOODS, NULLIFYING LAND RIGHTS, CREATING DEPENDENCY http://sco.lt/5vdZgH

 

 ▶ PALM OIL BONANZA FOR CORPORATIONS WHILE DESTROYING FORESTS AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM  http://sco.lt/5VN27l

 

 

                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

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

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

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

 

 

 

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