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20 Years of GMO Policy That Keeps Americans in the Dark About Their Food

20 Years of GMO Policy That Keeps Americans in the Dark About Their Food | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Clearly, Americans believe strongly in their right to know what's in their food. Ninety percent of U.S. voters want this type of labeling. Yet we still don't have it. Why?
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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 World's Largest Swimming Pool Is Where You Want To Be Right Now - Huffington Post

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The World's Largest Swimming Pool Is Where You Want To Be Right Now
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It's not every day that a photo causes an audible reaction, but these pictures of the world's largest swimming pool are most definitely whine-worthy.
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Genetically modified mosquitoes to combat dengue in Brazil - dunyanews.tv

Genetically modified mosquitoes to combat dengue in Brazil - dunyanews.tv | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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Genetically modified mosquitoes to combat dengue in Brazil
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Mosquito-born illnesses kill more people each year than all other animals combined.
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Vanishing canyon has 50 years left

Vanishing canyon has 50 years left | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A gorge in Taiwan, cut through rocks raised by a 1999 earthquake, is disappearing at an unprecedented rate, along with geological evidence.
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Kenya Is Not Ready to Deal With GMOs - The Star

Kenya Is Not Ready to Deal With GMOs
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The task force notes that global GM crop production focuses on two traits; herbicide tolerance and insect pest resistant.
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Lapse in monsoon leaves India's grain bowls high and dry; may impact food output, prices - The Economic Times

Lapse in monsoon leaves India's grain bowls high and dry; may impact food output, prices - The Economic Times | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Some regions have received no rainfall in recent days while many have got barely 2-10% of normal, reviving risk to farm output and prices.
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How positive thinking builds skills, boosts health and improves your work

How positive thinking builds skills, boosts health and improves your work | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.
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This is food for thought! Attitude and self-talk can shape outcomes!

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Cashew Juice, the Apple of Pepsi's Eye

Cashew Juice, the Apple of Pepsi's Eye | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
RATNAGIRI DISTRICT, India — When the cashew harvest starts here, the orchards clinging to the lush, wrinkled hills are blanketed by a brilliant yellow, orange and red carpet, created after farmers pluck the nut and toss its stem to the ground.
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New mandatory water restrictions in West Sacramento - News10.net

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New mandatory water restrictions in West Sacramento
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The City of West Sacramento has enacted new mandatory water restrictions due to the state's ongoing severe drought.
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Fail: Brazilian GMO Maize Resistant to Pests Just 3 Years After Market Approval

Fail: Brazilian GMO Maize Resistant to Pests Just 3 Years After Market Approval | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Brazilian authorities have fast-tracked numerous suicide seeds, and now Pioneer/DuPont/Dow’s genetically engineered maize 1507, which is also pending approval in the European Union, is becoming infested with pests after only three years of being...
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This Gardening Tip can Leas to 30% Faster Home-Grown Food with 80% Less Water

This Gardening Tip can Leas to 30% Faster Home-Grown Food with 80% Less Water | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
What if you could grow more food with less water in something that takes up only 8 square feet of your livable outdoor space? You also won’t need soil, and you’ll do no weeding.
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Legacy of DDT Still Poisoning Birds and People in Michigan

Legacy of DDT Still Poisoning Birds and People in Michigan | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Beyond Pesticides
(Beyond Pesticides, August 7, 2014) Residents of St. Louis, Michigan aren’t used to seeing large excavators and dump trucks haul piles of dirt from their front yards or entire blocks of big, neighborhood trees felled.
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Canadians Can’t Drink Their Water After 1.3 Billion Gallons Of Mining Waste Flows Into Rivers

Canadians Can’t Drink Their Water After 1.3 Billion Gallons Of Mining Waste Flows Into Rivers | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Mount Polley Mine tailings pond breach CREDIT: Cariboo Regional District/screenshot Hundreds of people in British Columbia can’t use their water after more than a billion gallons of mining waste spilled into rivers and creeks in the province’s...
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Six Major Shipping Companies Will Slow Down To Protect Whales, Air Quality

Six Major Shipping Companies Will Slow Down To Protect Whales, Air Quality | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A blue whale is shown near a cargo ship in the Santa Barbara Channel off the California coast.
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Sensors, sensors everywhere (but especially in the fields): FarmLink raises $40M

Sensors, sensors everywhere (but especially in the fields): FarmLink raises $40M | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A company called FarmLink has raised $40 million in equity capital to further its business of analyzing sensor data to determine how much food a field can ideally yield.
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Greenland ice sheet losses double

Greenland ice sheet losses double | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A new assessment from Europe's CryoSat spacecraft shows Greenland to be losing about 375 cu km of ice each year.
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New dates rewrite Neanderthal story

New dates rewrite Neanderthal story | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that modern humans and Neanderthals co-existed in Europe 10 times longer than previously thought.
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Honey Export Loss Leads Mexico to Dump Monsanto's GM Soy - Triple Pundit

Honey Export Loss Leads Mexico to Dump Monsanto's GM Soy - Triple Pundit | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Triple Pundit Honey Export Loss Leads Mexico to Dump Monsanto's GM Soy Triple Pundit The European Union, expressing concerns over the possible risks associated with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has established a legal framework to restrict...
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Mexico: River spill to keep 88 schools closed

Mexico: River spill to keep 88 schools closed | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

WaterMEXICO CITY (AP) — Eighty-eight schools in a northern Mexico state will not open Monday along with the rest of the country because of the danger of

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12 Design Principles For More Sustainable Farming

12 Design Principles For More Sustainable Farming | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
“What permaculturists are doing is the most important activity that any group is doing on the planet.” – David Suzuki A Brief History of Agriculture Before we look at what the future might look like we need to understand how we got to where we are...
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David Suzuki is always someone to tune your ear in on and listen to when it comes to sustainability.

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6 Light-Yet-Satisfying Summer Soups

6 Light-Yet-Satisfying Summer Soups | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
1. Creamy Zucchini, Walnut and Dill Soup
This silky puréed soup is surprisingly healthy -- there's no heavy cream or dairy in it, just a handful of toasted walnuts to thicken it up. Serve it warm or cold, depending on the weather and your mood.
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I love soup any time of year. It is one of my favorite foods!

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Happier consumers can lead to healthier environment, research reveals - EurekAlert (press release)

Happier consumers can lead to healthier environment, research reveals - EurekAlert (press release) | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Happier consumers can lead to healthier environment, research reveals EurekAlert (press release) WASHINGTON -- The pursuit of true happiness can lead people to lifestyles that will not only be satisfying but will be better for the environment,...
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Replacement Sling Cover for Patio Furniture -- Make Your Own - YouTube

If you have patio furniture which accepts mesh sling fabric and the fabric needs to be replaced you may want to consider making your own sling covers. This v...
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Cool summer sets expectations for a record harvest - Worcester Telegram

Cool summer sets expectations for a record harvest - Worcester Telegram | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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Cool summer sets expectations for a record harvest
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In a typical growing season, at least some corn-growing states would have experienced drought or other production problems.
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Groundbreaking Settlement Ends Uncontrolled Oil Leaks at Eight of Nation’s Biggest Dams

Groundbreaking Settlement Ends Uncontrolled Oil Leaks at Eight of Nation’s Biggest Dams | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A groundbreaking settlement was announced today that guarantees an end to...
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In Major Settlement, Dam Pollutants Will Be Disclosed By Army Corps For First Time

In Major Settlement, Dam Pollutants Will Be Disclosed By Army Corps For First Time | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The Little Goose Dam, seen here in an undated photo, along the Snake River in southeast Washington is one of the dams the U.S. Army Corps will now report toxic oil and lube discharges from.
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THIS INFORMATION TOOK ALONG TIME TO GET TO US, BUT NOW IT HAS ARRIVED.

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