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Rethinking the oilsands impact

Rethinking the oilsands impact | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
For years, industry and government have treated oilsands pollution studies like unwanted party guests — ignore them, and they just might go away.

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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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Repeal of Monsanto Protection Act Blocked From a Vote

Two senators took to the floor Thursday to oppose the Monsanto Protection Act rider to the farm bill. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) have introduced an amendment to the farm bill that would repeal the provision. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) blocked the vote on the amendment and the Senate voted to end the debate on the Monsanto Protection Act


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Eric Larson's curator insight, April 21, 11:09 AM
Repeal on Monsanto protection act?
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OCEANS: Coral loss quickly erodes seafloor, threatens coasts — USGS

OCEANS: Coral loss quickly erodes seafloor, threatens coasts — USGS | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Coastal communities are already losing the coral reefs that help protect them from waves, erosion and hazardous weather, according to a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey.

The study, published today in Biogeosciences, found that the seafloor is eroding far faster than expected in five large coral reef tracts in Florida, the Caribbean and Hawaii. Researchers already knew many reefs have fewer corals, but today's study is the first to show the widespread effects of that degradation on water depths.

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BP North Slope Well Leaking Gas After Crude Oil Spray Stops

BP North Slope Well Leaking Gas After Crude Oil Spray Stops | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A well operated by BP Exploration Alaska Inc. on Alaska’s frigid North Slope is no longer spraying crude oil after leaks were discovered Friday morning.
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ProPlugger plants grass plugs Zoysia grass - lawn plugs - YouTube

See the newest model 5-IN-1 at http://www.proplugger.com/ The Model 200 shown in this video has been superseded by the new 5-IN-1 Landscape Plugger. Lear
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Military bases destroy reefs in S. China Sea - CNN Video

Military bases destroy reefs in S. China Sea - CNN Video | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Professor Greg Asner tells Kristie Lu Stout how pristine marine life in the South China Sea is being destroyed, as nations scramble to build military bases
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Carbon dioxide levels could reach their highest point in 50 million years by the end of the century

Carbon dioxide levels could reach their highest point in 50 million years by the end of the century | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Carbon dioxide concentrations in the Earth's atmosphere are moving into uncharted territory
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4 Tactics Used by Monsanto to Undermine Potential Link Between Glyphosate and Cancer

4 Tactics Used by Monsanto to Undermine Potential Link Between Glyphosate and Cancer | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Emails unsealed in a California lawsuit last week reveal that agribusiness giant Monsanto engaged in activities aimed at undermining efforts to evaluate a potential link between glyphosate—the active ingredient of the company's popular herbicide Roundup—and cancer. The documents reveal the company's plans to seed the scientific literature with a ghostwritten study and its efforts to delay and prevent U.S. government assessments of the product's safety.

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3 key steps to end corruption

3 key steps to end corruption | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
As an increasingly integrated global community, we now stand at a crossroads. The United Nations Millennium Development Goals are reaching their conclusion in 2015, and discussions are advancing on the targets that will shape the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda. The outcome of these discussions will be the identification of the core areas that require global attention to ensure the achievement of sustainable development. I am firmly convinced that for sustainable development to take hold, renewed attention and focus must be given to curbing all forms and manifestations of corruption worldwide.

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Trump plan to slash EPA budget goes even deeper, new memo shows

Trump plan to slash EPA budget goes even deeper, new memo shows | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The administration’s budget proposal to cut $2.5 billion gets an action plan, gutting all climate research and partnerships to cut industry emissions.

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#Climate Change Has Already Harmed Almost Half of All #Mammals #science #biology #Greenpeace

#Climate Change Has Already Harmed Almost Half of All #Mammals #science #biology #Greenpeace | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Researchers found the range of wildlife now affected by climate change is broad, and includes animals on every continent

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NY Attorney General Schneiderman sues Trump: 'We won't hesitate to use the full force of our office'

NY Attorney General Schneiderman sues Trump: 'We won't hesitate to use the full force of our office' | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
In a press release this week, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced he has begun legal proceedings against the Trump Administration for “violating federal law by delaying energy efficiency standards for several common consumer an
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Trump set to undo Obama's action against global warming

Trump set to undo Obama's action against global warming | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Moving forward with a campaign pledge to unravel former President Obama's sweeping plan to curb global warming, President Trump on Tuesday is set to sign an executive order that will suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to boost domestic energy production in the form of fossil fuels.
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U.S. Organic Farmland Hits Record 4.1 Million Acres in 2016

U.S. Organic Farmland Hits Record 4.1 Million Acres in 2016 | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A new report has found that U.S. land for organic farming reached 4.1 million acres in 2016, a new record and an 11 percent increase compared to 2014.

As of June 2016, the number of certified organic farms in the U.S. reached 14,979, a 6.2 percent increase of 1,000 farms compared to 2014 survey data.

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Organic farmland use on rise?
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ENERGY POLICY: Trump nods again to coal by softening mercury rule

ENERGY POLICY: Trump nods again to coal by softening mercury rule | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Trump administration proclamations celebrating the repeal of pollution regulations have become a common occurrence in Washington. The list includes a rule to prohibit coal companies from polluting streams, a cap on power plant carbon emissions and lifting a moratorium on new federal coal leases. All this is being done to free up the U.S. energy sector from burdensome regulations that hamper job growth.

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BP North Slope Well Leaking Gas After Crude Oil Spray Stops

BP North Slope Well Leaking Gas After Crude Oil Spray Stops | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A well operated by BP Exploration Alaska Inc. on Alaska’s frigid North Slope is no longer spraying crude oil after leaks were discovered Friday morning.
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Researchers Just Discovered a Spider the Size of a Dinner Plate in Australia

Researchers Just Discovered a Spider the Size of a Dinner Plate in Australia | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Over 50 new species of spiders have been discovered by a team of scientists following a two-week expedition in Australia.
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Australia's politicians have betrayed the Great Barrier Reef and only the people can save it | David Ritter

Australia's politicians have betrayed the Great Barrier Reef and only the people can save it | David Ritter | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The big lie propagated by government and big business is that it is possible to turn things around for the reef without tackling global warming
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Rising Waters Threaten China’s Rising Cities

Rising Waters Threaten China’s Rising Cities | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
In the Pearl River Delta, breakneck development is colliding with the effects of climate change.
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To Stop an Endless Cycle of Corruption, History Says Fix the System, Not the Politician

To Stop an Endless Cycle of Corruption, History Says Fix the System, Not the Politician | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

"It was too easy, the muckraker Lincoln Steffens began to argue, to believe that bad politicians were just immoral people. Instead he asked his massive readership to look at the structure rather than the individual, to think about the warped systems that enabled political corruption, and to consider the ways angry voters inadvertently encouraged behavior they condemned."


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Fracking firm Ineos leads industry lobbying to avoid green tax

Fracking firm Ineos leads industry lobbying to avoid green tax | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Anglo-Swiss chemicals firm Ineos is privately leading an industry lobbying attempt to avoid paying for the cost of decarbonising Britain’s economy.

Documents released under freedom of information rules reveal that Ineos is pushing the government to use Brexit as a chance to exempt the chemicals sector entirely from climate policy costs.

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Must Read White Paper: Unlock Growth by Integrating Sustainability

Must Read White Paper: Unlock Growth by Integrating Sustainability | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The business case for sustainability continues to be made, but the integration of sustainability strategy into finance and risk management strategies is still complicated. But, by taking the time to coordinate under one comprehensive strategic umbrella, companies that can capture sustainability, finance, and risk management strategies effectively in the corporate strategic plan will see growth – despite shifting customer demands, changing capital marketplaces, and increasing regulations.

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What would happen if the world suddenly went vegetarian?

What would happen if the world suddenly went vegetarian? | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Eliminating meat from our diets would bring a bounty of benefits to both our own health and the planet’s – but it could also harm millions of people. Rachel Nuwer investigates.

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Jessica Jay's curator insight, October 19, 2016 5:35 AM
what a powerfull insight. Here are some recipes: https://www.hlbenefits.com/vegan-vegetarian-recipes/
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Really interesting article!
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New Study Links Popular Herbicide To Fatal Diseases

New Study Links Popular Herbicide To Fatal Diseases | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
April 25 (Reuters) - Heavy use of the world's most popular herbicide, Roundup, could be linked to a range of health problems and diseases, including Parkinson's, infertility and cancers, according to a new study.

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Eric Larson's curator insight, September 30, 2016 9:44 AM
Glyphosate and fatal diseases?
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Heavy use?
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Fatal diseases?
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What to Know About Trump’s Order to Dismantle the Clean Power Plan - NYTimes.com

What to Know About Trump’s Order to Dismantle the Clean Power Plan - NYTimes.com | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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