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How three handpumps revolutionised Rural Water Supplies: the India Mark II

How three handpumps revolutionised Rural Water Supplies: the India Mark II | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
1974: UNICEF reviewed their water supply programme in India. The results were shocking: of the tens of thousands of wells drilled over the previous seven years, 75% were not supplying water. In the...
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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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Illinois battered by string of tornadoes amid changing climate patterns

Illinois battered by string of tornadoes amid changing climate patterns | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The Midwestern state was hit by at least five tornadoes in the last week. 
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Google's 'undo-send' can recall that email you didn't really want to send

Google's 'undo-send' can recall that email you didn't really want to send | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
After six years of experimenting, Google formally introduces a way to recall email five to 30 seconds after sending.
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Great! Now we can stop an "oops" before it reaches the wrong person!

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China's big biotech bet starting to pay off - Reuters

China's big biotech bet starting to pay off - Reuters | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Years of pouring money into its laboratories, wooing scientists home from overseas and urging researchers to publish and patent is starting to give China a competitive edge in biotechnology, a
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Save our clean water!

Save our clean water! | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Many of America's streams, wetlands, tributaries, and headwaters are vulnerable to toxic dumping and pollution. We need to tell Congress to protect our water! I just signed my name, do the same here: http://bit.ly/1zntU2r
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The Safest Way To Defrost Meat And Poultry, In One Easy Chart

The Safest Way To Defrost Meat And Poultry, In One Easy Chart | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The freezer is one of the greatest appliances in the home kitchen. It keeps seasonal spring strawberries with all their sweetness at your beck and call throughout the year.
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Mustard seeds and Cinnamon for Excessive Menstrual Bleeding

To stop heavy periods bleeding . , . . . . Definition menorrhagia is defined as excessively heavy or prolonged uterine of cinnamon bark can be taken internally, ...
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Benefit delays forced two disabled people to rely on food banks and loan sharks

Benefit delays forced two disabled people to rely on food banks and loan sharks | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Two vulnerable people were forced to turn to loan sharks and food banks because of the delays, judges heard
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Let’s Get Growing! 5 Tips for Starting a School Garden

Do you want to start a garden at your school?  With careful planning, your school garden can get off the ground!


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China's Demand for Coal Threatens Koalas

China's Demand for Coal Threatens Koalas | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Australian environmentalists say a Chinese company’s plan to build a vast mine in the marsupials' Australian habitat will push them closer to extinction.
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Japanese volcano erupts, forcing island to evacuate

Japanese volcano erupts, forcing island to evacuate | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A volcano erupted on a small island in southern Japan on Friday, forcing residents to evacuate the island.
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Strong Quake Strikes Off Coast Of Alaska: USGS

Strong Quake Strikes Off Coast Of Alaska: USGS | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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May 29 (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 struck off the southwest coast of Alaska late on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
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The Government Just Released A Plan To Protect The Greater Sage Grouse. Here’s Why You Should Care.

The Government Just Released A Plan To Protect The Greater Sage Grouse. Here’s Why You Should Care. | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
CREDIT: Jeannie Stafford/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP The Department of the Interior Thursday released a long-awaited plan to protect the greater sage grouse, a ground-dwelling bird that was once ubiquitous across the American West but...
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What it really means to rely on food stamps and welfare

What it really means to rely on food stamps and welfare | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The sums are small, and most people aren't long-term users of these programs.
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Despite US sanctions, Shell partners up with Russian energy giant

Despite US sanctions, Shell partners up with Russian energy giant | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Western sanctions on Russia haven't stopped Royal Dutch Shell from partnering with Russia's Gazprom on several projects, writes Charles Kennedy. Many of the projects will help Russian gas get to Europe.
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Qatar's Inspirational Transition to the Solar Era - PlanetSave.com

Qatar's Inspirational Transition to the Solar Era - PlanetSave.com | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Originally published on EdenKeeper.org Sitting under a tent in the bright, clean sunshine of Qatar, Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser listened intently as His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa ...
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Springing from the Qatar Foundation Research and Development wing in Education City, the Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) encourages companies and institutes from around the world to develop and commercialize their clean technology in Qatar. QSTP is also Qatar’s primary incubator for technology development, helping entrepreneurs launch their technology businesses.

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The complicated and fascinating life of farming leafcutter ants

The complicated and fascinating life of farming leafcutter ants | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Here’s an interesting look at the life of leafcutter ants, the tiny little farmers of the world. They cut off the leaves of trees and essentially use it to farm the fungus they need to feet their little ant colony.
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Pope Francis Condemns Multinational Corporations for Choosing Profit Over People

Pope Francis Condemns Multinational Corporations for Choosing Profit Over People | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Your move, Rick Santorum.
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On World Environment Day, Read About How We Consume with Care | CEMEX

As part of our sustainability efforts, we continuously strive to find ways to meet the demands of a growing urban society without compromising the planet for future ...
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"With Added Fiber" Means You're Just Getting More Wood Pulp

"With Added Fiber" Means You're Just Getting More Wood Pulp | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Would you like eating wood? You're not a beaver, so it's doubtful - however, wood pulp is hidden in a lot of our foods under this nickname.
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Could this new technology put a stop to drunk driving?

Could this new technology put a stop to drunk driving? | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
NHTSA has revealed a new alcohol detection system that could prevent drunk driving.
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Factor GMO - Is Your Safety Trial Contaminated by Glyphosate? | Farm Wars

Factor GMO - Is Your Safety Trial Contaminated by Glyphosate? | Farm Wars | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Is Factor GMO really a truly unbiased GMO and Glyphosate safety study, or just another paper-pushing shill study rubber-stamped by the likes of Monsanto?
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Solar Water Heater

Solar Water Heater Physics Project. Trial #1- Brought one gallon of tap water to 130 degrees Fahrenheit in 28 minutes Trial #2- Water temperature did not ...
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India Heat Wave Tests Water Supply; Death Toll Over 1,800

India Heat Wave Tests Water Supply; Death Toll Over 1,800 | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Dizzying temperatures caused water shortages in thousands of Indian villages and killed hundreds more people over the past day, driving the death toll from a weekslong heat wave to at least 1,826, officials said Friday.
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Deep-Fat Frying Vegetables Is 'Almost As Healthy' As Sautéing, According To Amanda Cohen

Deep-Fat Frying Vegetables Is 'Almost As Healthy' As Sautéing, According To Amanda Cohen | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The fastest way to get people to eat their vegetables is to fry them. Or, as Amanda Cohen of the famed New York City vegetarian restaurant Dirt Candy says, deep-FAT fry them.
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Here's The Perfect Cucumber Snack To Enjoy At Your Next BBQ

Here's The Perfect Cucumber Snack To Enjoy At Your Next BBQ | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Despite their prevalence in the summer months, cucumbers are rarely the star of a dish -- until now. This ridiculously simple recipe from Grocery Girl Megan Roosevelt puts the cucumber front and center in a completely fresh (and delicious) way.
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