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Antibacterial soap pollutes rivers, adds to bacterial resistance

Antibacterial soap pollutes rivers, adds to bacterial resistance | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Antibacterial soap pollutes rivers, adds to bacterial resistance (New highly resistant strains of bacteria are showing up in urban water sources and regional streams and rivers....
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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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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)

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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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Do you need to replace the sling chair fabric? I Do!

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Cool summer sets expectations for a record harvest - Worcester Telegram

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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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Ohioans Demand Action After Toxic Algae Water Crisis

Ohioans Demand Action After Toxic Algae Water Crisis | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
CREDIT: AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari
The toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie that poisoned the water of about 400,000 people in Toledo, Ohio over the weekend has residents calling for change.
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DID I MISS SOMETHING IN THE NEWS? I DON'T RECALL HEARING ANY THING ABOUT THIS!

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Brazil Farmers Say GMO Corn No Longer Resistant to Bugs

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Earlier this year, a similar problem arose in the U.S., when scientists confirmed that corn-destroying rootworms...
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GMO - A Farmland Investment Primer - GuruFocus.com

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GMO - A Farmland Investment Primer
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Because future growth in farmland is limited, increases in food production must come principally from productivity increases.
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This reads like farm land is on a bank sheet.

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Detroit's water: Behind the crisis - Aljazeera.com

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Detroit's water: Behind the crisis
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These walls that separate residents of Detroit along racial and economic lines may soon be washed away and replaced by an even more primordial divide - access to water.
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This is from behind the scenes in Detroit's water fight!

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Kissimmee River battle looms: Water for fish or cities? - Orlando Sentinel

Kissimmee River battle looms: Water for fish or cities? - Orlando Sentinel | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Kissimmee River battle looms: Water for fish or cities?
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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

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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
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(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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Play your part in reducing carbon footprint - Trinidad Guardian

Play your part in reducing carbon footprint - Trinidad Guardian | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Trinidad Guardian Play your part in reducing carbon footprint Trinidad Guardian According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), climate change refers to “a change of climate that is attributed directly or indirectly...
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BP Oil Spill is Much Worse than People Think, Scientists Say

BP Oil Spill is Much Worse than People Think, Scientists Say | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Scientists at Penn State University have discovered two new coral reefs near the site of BP’s historic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the impacts to those reefs from the spill have been gre
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Update on recent studies of the Gulf oil spill.

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The Great Tomato Debate: About Heirlooms, Hybrids and GMOs - KQED (blog)

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The Great Tomato Debate: About Heirlooms, Hybrids and GMOs
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... them with reliable results, so they must buy new seeds each year.
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California drought: As land sinks, farmers' brainstorm on water - SFGate

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SFGate California drought: As land sinks, farmers' brainstorm on water SFGate The ground is sinking because farmers and water agencies throughout the Central Valley are pumping groundwater heavily from far beneath the Earth's surface to make up for...
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