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These articles address food, water and environment issues that relate to farmers and consumers to enable their personal and local control over those matters
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The divine road less traveled

The divine road less traveled | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Spectrum™ Premium Non-GMO seed provides what many others cannot by KC Kinder, Freelance Writer It has been said that a man has not truly lived until he has lived for something.
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Here is more about a traditional alternative to GMO corn that may have even greater yields and be far better for the Eco system on a farm as well. This is a link to the details of the study:

http://www.spectrumseed.com/sites/default/files/performance-trials/pdf/2013%20University%20of%20Illinois.pdf

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Beautiful, Innovative, and Sustainable: The Future of Green Architecture

Beautiful, Innovative, and Sustainable: The Future of Green Architecture | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

Today, architecture finds itself at a crossroads.

Building materials and new construction, along with the operation and maintenance of buildings, account for a significant sum of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Faced with this fact, how are architects to responsibly pursue the act (and art) of architecture without further deteriorating the planet’s environmental make-up or depleting its resources?

What forms of high and low technology can be developed to curtail the injurious side of building?

Can good—or even great—architecture be sustainable?

 

The answer, of course, is yes. The best buildings have always shown a concern for their immediate environs and how they fit in them, whether they were conscious of “sustainability” or not. Now, all architects and buildings are expected to be engaged with sustainable standards, such as LEED titles, photovoltaic cells, or green roofs—all things that these 10 projects have in common. Check out our favorite projects in architecture + sustainability...


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Lauren Moss's curator insight, January 17, 2013 6:32 PM

A curated collection of (relatively) recent sustainable building projects that highlight innovative approaches to environmental design and green building, with links provided for additional information and details.

Paige's curator insight, August 6, 2:47 PM

Green architecture! I've dreamt and have considered going into a field of real estate specializing in the building and selling of eco-friendly homes!

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"Superfuel" Thorium a Proliferation Risk?

"Superfuel" Thorium a Proliferation Risk? | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A new study in Nature says that using thorium as a nuclear fuel has a higher risk for proliferation into weapons than scientists had believed.
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I will be scooping more about Thorium. This looks like it has good potential as a power source. This is a pros and cons type article.

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The Green Fail Infographic | Energy Hack

The Green Fail Infographic | Energy Hack | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Everywhere, companies today receive bonus points for going green. In retrospect, is the going green fever in actuality harming the environment instead?

Take bio-fuels, for example. They are praised for being biodegradable; however, the use and production of these fuels release more CO2 than fossil fuels. The row crops grown to create bio-fuel lead to higher erosion rates than sod crops.


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