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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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Investigation reveals influence of 'dark money' in Wisconsin against anti-mining senators : Ct

Investigation reveals influence of 'dark money' in Wisconsin against anti-mining senators : Ct | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
ProPublica and the Daily Beast highlight how WMC, Wisconsin Club for Growth played crucial roles in ousting former Democratic Sen. Jessica King and ran attack ads against Sen. Dale Schultz.
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The Sugar-iest Foods That Don't Even Taste Sweet

The Sugar-iest Foods That Don't Even Taste Sweet | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
They don't taste supersweet, but these sugary foods can easily push you over your recommended limit of 25 grams a day.
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EPA Approves Controversial 'Superweed' Pesticide for GMO Crops - Care2.com

EPA Approves Controversial 'Superweed' Pesticide for GMO Crops - Care2.com | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced approval of the new herbicide Enlist Duo, manufactured by Dow AgriSciences.
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Water crisis squeezes Sao Paulo state - Aljazeera.com

Water crisis squeezes Sao Paulo state - Aljazeera.com | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Record-breaking heat in Brazil leaves some of Sao Paulo state's 44 million residents scrambling for clean water sources.
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Matt Damon: 'You will never solve poverty without solving water and sanitation.'

Matt Damon: 'You will never solve poverty without solving water and sanitation.' | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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Which Restaurant Chains Really Have Healthy Food? Consumer Picks Vs. Reality - Forbes

Which Restaurant Chains Really Have Healthy Food? Consumer Picks Vs. Reality - Forbes | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Diners recently named their healthiest eating-out options. But are those really the best choices? A review by health experts turned up other chains with better menus.
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Heavy rain and winds from Hurricane Gonzalo aftermath to hit Britain next week

Heavy rain and winds from Hurricane Gonzalo aftermath to hit Britain next week | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Heavy rain and winds are set to lash the British Isles early next week as the aftermath from Hurricane Gonzalo crosses the Atlantic.
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Do Detroit's water shutoffs violate international law? UN to investigate.

Do Detroit's water shutoffs violate international law? UN to investigate. | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Two UN human rights officials will visit Detroit this weekend to investigate whether widespread water shutoffs in the city are a violation of international law.
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Pacific Islanders blockade Newcastle coal port to protest rising sea levels

Pacific Islanders blockade Newcastle coal port to protest rising sea levels | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Pacific Climate Warriors’ group aims to draw attention to climate change and protest Australia’s commitment to coal
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LEDs attract 50% more insects and could damage ecosystems - Daily Mail

LEDs attract 50% more insects and could damage ecosystems - Daily Mail | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Scientists at New Zealand-based research institute Scion claim that if more insects are attracted to street lights they will be thrown off their usual path and into the jaws of predators.
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BC court rejects lawsuit over fracking water - Globalnews.ca

BC court rejects lawsuit over fracking water - Globalnews.ca | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Two British Columbia environmental groups have lost their bid to stem the flow of surface water for use in fracking operations.
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NASA plans missions to mine water on the moon - CBS News

NASA plans missions to mine water on the moon - CBS News | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The space agency is developing two separate missions to learn how to exploit stores of water on the lunar surface
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How Much Water It Takes To Make Your Favorite Foods - Huffington Post

How Much Water It Takes To Make Your Favorite Foods - Huffington Post | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Extensive drought has Californians thinking twice about running the tap while brushing their teeth or taking that 20-minute shower. But what some people don't realize is that a huge portion of our water footprint is "hidden," meaning it's u...
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Hungary to continue battle against GM seeds - People's Daily Online

Hungary to continue battle against GM seeds - People's Daily Online | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Hungarianauthoritiesisplanningtomakedistributionofgeneticallymodified(GM)seedsafelony,
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22 perfect pumpkin recipes

22 perfect pumpkin recipes | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
From front porches, to your morning coffee, pumpkins (or their essence) are popping up everywhere! We've got 22 recipes to bring this most distinctive flavor of fall into your kitchen.
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Voters Face $7.5 Billion Decision On Water With Proposition 1 - CBS Local

Voters Face $7.5 Billion Decision On Water With Proposition 1 - CBS Local | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
In the midst of a historic drought, Californians face an important, and expensive, decision on Election Day when deciding the fate of Proposition 1, which would address the state’s water crisis.
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Chile Carbon Tax Coming Up This Week

Chile Carbon Tax Coming Up This Week | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
This week, the government of Chile holds a final vote on its first carbon taxation scheme, also the first in South America, a measure to make fossil fuel generators pay for emitting greenhouse gases. The Chile carbon tax is part of a larger program of wide-ranging tax revisions introduced by the country’s popular center-left president Michelle
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What to do if you're caught in an avalanche

What to do if you're caught in an avalanche | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Severe blizzards and avalanches in northern Nepal, which caused the deaths of at least 20 people this week, remind trekkers of the dangers of traveling across snowslide-prone areas.
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Two Years After Hurricane Sandy Hit the U.S., What Lessons Can We Learn From the Deadly Storm?

Two Years After Hurricane Sandy Hit the U.S., What Lessons Can We Learn From the Deadly Storm? | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
In an era of extreme weather, we have to keep the risk of weather disasters in the front of our minds, author says.
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Huntsville's first “Street Food Season” ends with food trucks on a roll - whnt.com

Huntsville's first “Street Food Season” ends with food trucks on a roll - whnt.com | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Last summer, there were seven food trucks operating in the city of Huntsville. Today, there are more than triple that number. Huntsville's food truck revolution started wi...
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Coalition Calls For Nestlé's Sacramento Water-Bottling Plant To Close - CBS Local

Coalition Calls For Nestlé's Sacramento Water-Bottling Plant To Close - CBS Local | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Environmentalists are taking a stand against Nestle's Sacramento water-bottling plant, saying it’s time for the plant to close to protect the local groundwater supply.
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Fungus-foraging gangs stripping New Forest of wild mushrooms

Fungus-foraging gangs stripping New Forest of wild mushrooms | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Soaring demand for wild mushrooms in high-end restaurants is attracting commercial gangs of foragers, who are stripping the New Forest of edible fungi.
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Researchers aim to harvest the sun’s energy in cheap, new ways

Researchers aim to harvest the sun’s energy in cheap, new ways | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Canadian-led team seeks to learn from photosynthesis to create cheap solution to world’s impending energy crisis
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What Orange County cities are doing to reduce dependence on outside water - OCRegister

What Orange County cities are doing to reduce dependence on outside water - OCRegister | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
California’s drought has created mandated water conservation efforts, but some communities in Southern California, from Huntington Beach to Los Angeles, are doing something extra: trying to become water independent.
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