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Farming News - N-Fix will transform global food security

Farming News - N-Fix will transform global food security | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A major new technology has been developed by The University of Nottingham, which enables all of the world's crops to take nitrogen from the air rather than expensive and environmentally damaging fertilisers.
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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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New Study Reveals Whales as Marine Ecosystem Engineers

New Study Reveals Whales as Marine Ecosystem Engineers | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
As great whales recover from centuries of overhunting, scientists are beginning to appreciate their roles as ecosystem...
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Interesting article about the value of whales to nature.
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There's Now a Map of How Much Each Country Spends on Food - Jezebel

There's Now a Map of How Much Each Country Spends on Food - Jezebel | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
There's Now a Map of How Much Each Country Spends on Food
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The USDA keeps track of what percentage of their household budget every country's citizens spend on food, and now there's a map that shows just that.
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Why does Europe hate GM food and is it about to change its mind? - Phys.Org

Why does Europe hate GM food and is it about to change its mind? - Phys.Org | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

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Why does Europe hate GM food and is it about to change its mind?

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Why would Europe change it's mind?

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Fire At Ohio Fracking Well Forced Evacuations And Likely Contributed To Fish Kill

Fire At Ohio Fracking Well Forced Evacuations And Likely Contributed To Fish Kill | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Fish were found dead up to five miles away from the well site.
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There has been a growing number of large fish die offs. This is what they decided may have caused this on in Ohio.

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How To Make Non-Toxic Coconut Oil Sunscreen (Guide) -

How To Make Non-Toxic Coconut Oil Sunscreen (Guide) - | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
NCNM - Jessica Espinoza | Commercially available sunscreens are some of the most toxic products we could apply to our skin. Try this simple DIY method to make a natural alternative. Many carrier oils used in holistic and natural skincare have an intrinsic natural SPF, or sun protection factor, and coconut oil is one of many carrier oils which can be used …
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Enjoy your sunny days!

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How you'll travel in 2024

How you'll travel in 2024 | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A driverless taxi is waiting for you outside your house. Cruising through the city, you arrive safely at the airport where you drop off your luggage while ordering a coffee.
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Something to think about!

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Investment In Clean Energy And Efficiency Could Spur A $12 Billion Market

Investment In Clean Energy And Efficiency Could Spur A $12 Billion Market | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
India’s new prime minister Narendra Modi overlooks solar panels in Gujarat state, India, in 2011.
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Clean energy might now be big business too!

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NASA Launching Carbon-Tracking Satellite In Search Of Climate Change Answers

NASA Launching Carbon-Tracking Satellite In Search Of Climate Change Answers | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

This is big!This May 15, 2014, artist concept rendering provided by NASA shows their Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)-2.

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This is a great idea!

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FDA issues guidance on nanotechnology in food industry

FDA issues guidance on nanotechnology in food industry | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
FreshPlaza is the number one portal for the fresh produce industry, offering the latest news, job advertisements, pricewatch, and photo albums (FDA issues guidance on #nanotechnology in #food industry: http://t.co/4w9ONFZwjd...
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Here are some FDA rules for tiny tech and food.

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Are you playing genetic roulette? | Political Eye Candy - BillTrack50

Are you playing genetic roulette? | Political Eye Candy - BillTrack50 | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
All skepticism aside, genetically modified foods are a very important part of our society today and are making headlines frequently. What is a GMO? According to the NonGMO project, GMOs are “plants or animals that have been genetically ...
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Read up on GMO news here!

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Four Acres and Independence - A Self-Sufficient Farmstead - YouTube

WOW HOW MORE HEMP VIDEO BELOW - Song : The Luminaries - Hemp Can Save the World Hemp has always been a cash crop. Fuel may be the most important product you can get ...

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WOW! HOW COOL!

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Is Canada’s New Methadone Leading Some Patients Back to Heroin?

Is Canada’s New Methadone Leading Some Patients Back to Heroin? | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Many patients are saying that Methadose doesn’t hold them until their next dose, and it’s causing them to experience withdrawal symptoms.
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News on a new Canadian Methadone that may not be effective.

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How to Make an Herb Garden from a Pallet

How to Make an Herb Garden from a Pallet | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Working with The Home Depot on the outdoor and gardening campaign has been fun, and for my last post I am going to be using those wonderful herbs I purchased last week on my shopping spree. I have ...
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This is a vertical herb garden for small spaces.

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Clean Energy to Stave Off Catastrophic Climate Change Possible by 2050, Barely - Scientific American

Clean Energy to Stave Off Catastrophic Climate Change Possible by 2050, Barely - Scientific American | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Scientific American Clean Energy to Stave Off Catastrophic Climate Change Possible by 2050, Barely Scientific American Led by Columbia University's Earth Institute Director Jeffrey Sachs, the study builds on research showing the world is badly...
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$16M to widows of asbestos cancer victims

$16M to widows of asbestos cancer victims | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Widows of a construction worker who helped build the Olympic Tower in Midtown and a chief petty officer in the Navy who spent 28 years repairing ship boilers will both get record-breaking awards for their husbands’ exposure to asbestos, an...
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This is good news for survivors of the victims.

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All the world's oceans have plastic debris on their surface - Phys.org

All the world's oceans have plastic debris on their surface - Phys.org | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The Malaspina Circumnavigation Expedition 2010, a project led by CSIC that includes more than 400 researchers from around the world, started in December 15th 2010 with the departure of the Hespérides oceanographic ...
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This is scary and sad! Surely we can to better.

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Renewables Projected To Add Triple The Capacity Of New Fossil Fuel Plants By 2030

Renewables Projected To Add Triple The Capacity Of New Fossil Fuel Plants By 2030 | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A Bloomberg New Energy Finance report finds "Renewable energy may reap as much as two-thirds of the $7.7 trillion in investment forecast for building new power plants by 2030 as declining costs make it more competitive with fossil fuels." By 2030, renewables outpace new fossil-fuel plants 7-to-1!
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Let's hope we can manage this. It would be a great gift to our offspring and the rest of the planet. The last I heard bird deaths have been reduced by new designs of these turbines and the areas that host them.

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Obama's climate policy could add $1.3T to GDP - USA TODAY

Obama's climate policy could add $1.3T to GDP - USA TODAY | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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Obama's climate policy could add $1.3T to GDP
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When President Obama and the U.S.
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Well, now…. that isn't what the GOP has been saying!

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BREAKING: Court Rules That New York Towns Can Ban Fracking And Drilling

BREAKING: Court Rules That New York Towns Can Ban Fracking And Drilling | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
CREDIT: AP Photo/Jim Suhr
New York towns and cities are allowed to pass bans on oil and gas drilling and fracking, the state’s highest court ruled Monday.
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Oh my! This is not a good week for dirty energy!

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Court Blocks Coal Mine Expansion For Not Counting The Costs Of Carbon Pollution

Court Blocks Coal Mine Expansion For Not Counting The Costs Of Carbon Pollution | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
CREDIT: AP Photo/LM Otero, File
In a landmark decision on Friday that could have far-reaching implications for federal coal leasing, a U.S.
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Organic standards go global

Organic standards go global | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
In the past, international trade of organic products between the U.S. and other countries has been difficult because of the wide variations in international organic standards and certification requirements.
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Monsanto GMO crops are about to invade European farms.

Monsanto GMO crops are about to invade European farms. | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The coming of Monsanto's Roundup-resistant maize will mean the widespread use of the poisonous pesticide on our continent.
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Beware Europe! Are you sure you want to invite this corporation into your neighborhood?

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Paving Paradise: Austerity, Pristine Beaches and the Greek Fire Sale | Nomadic Politics

Paving Paradise: Austerity, Pristine Beaches and the Greek Fire Sale | Nomadic Politics | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Critics to proposed Greek legislation opening up beach development worry that in an effort to abide by harsh austerity measure, the Mediterranean nation will be selling off its greatest treasure, its pristine coasts.
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Something worth thinking about when it comes to development. 

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▶ The Power of Hemp and its countless uses - YouTube

A short film about the miracle plant called hemp. Get to know potentially the greatest land plant that could tremendously benefit humanity and the planet and...
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I read the When Henry Ford designed the model T he eventually intended for the cars to be made from hemp and run on hemp oil. This might explain why he thought that could happen and also what corporate interest shot that idea down and made it even an illegal crop to grow. With our current environmental challenges it might be time to take a new look at hemp as a product. To tell you the truth I think the tall plants even look good in this film. I don't know if hemp tends to be invasive…..But if it isn't invasive it might simply be lovely to landscape with as well. I don't like smoking anything or having my mind or mood chemically altered by anything either. Nor do I like people on the road driving or even working with me or for me with an altered mind… I do love nice plants and healthy environmental solutions so I am sharing this information!
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Water Cut-off in U.S. City Violates Human Rights, Say Activists | Inter Press Service

Water Cut-off in U.S. City Violates Human Rights, Say Activists | Inter Press Service | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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When the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Water visited the United States last year, Food & Water Watch wrote a report delineating violations of the human right to water and sanitation across the country, primarily in rural, Latino and immigrant, Native American and homeless communities.

Grant said water shutoffs for non-payment are one way these violations are occurring.

In Detroit and other cities, she pointed out, households can lose access to drinking water and wastewater service when they cannot afford to pay their water bills.


The few low-income assistance programmes that exist are inadequate and fail to meet the needs of struggling households, she added.



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