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Tell Congress and President Obama to end the secret trade deals. Stop the fast track on the TPP, the global Monsanto Protection Act on steroids!

Tell Congress and President Obama to end the secret trade deals. Stop the fast track on the TPP, the global Monsanto Protection Act on steroids! | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Stop the insane TPP Fast Track: the global Monsanto Protection Act on steroids! http://t.co/WPs0k9Eb8b @food_democracy #LabelGMOs #stopTPP
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Please take some time to learn about this fast and help with the fight to hold on to the right to choose what we eat and the right to know what is in that food. These are not granddad's tomatoes corn, salmon, cows, soy beans....and the list goes on.

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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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McDonald’s, Tyson Foods Cutting Ties With Poultry Farm Over Alleged Mistreatment Of Chickens

McDonald’s, Tyson Foods Cutting Ties With Poultry Farm Over Alleged Mistreatment Of Chickens | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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McDonald’s and supplier Tyson Foods are promising to stop working with a Tennessee chicken farm after an animal rights group released images from hidden cameras showing alleged mistreatment of the birds.
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Lammy and Khan commit to divestment if elected as London mayor

Lammy and Khan commit to divestment if elected as London mayor | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Labour MPs say they will ditch Boris Johnson’s policy and pull out City Hall’s £4.8bn pension fund from oil, coal and gas companies Boris Johnson has come under increased pressure to move the capital’s finances of out fossil fuels, as Labour...
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Here's How Artificial Leaves Could Produce Zero-Emissions Fuel

VICE News is closely tracking global environmental change. Check out the Tipping Point blog here.
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In Photos: Living Without Access to Clean Water on the Navajo Nation

More than 10,000 people in the Navajo Nation — which includes parts of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado — live without regular access to clean drinking water.
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Lack of Rain Isn't the Only Story Behind the West's Brutal Drought | WIRED

Lack of Rain Isn't the Only Story Behind the West's Brutal Drought | WIRED | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

This weekend’s impending storm notwithstanding, 2015 is already looking like another bad year for the parched West. One rainstorm won’t change the fact that nobody’s getting enough rain or snow. But the region’s problems only begin with its mutant water cycle. The real dramas come from the difficulty in managing what water remains. From the tension between big ag and big oil to the irony of low precipitation in Oregon, here are five stories to watch while you’re waiting for rain.

 

 


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This Kentucky coal mining town wants Republicans to stop blocking Obama's aid plan

This Kentucky coal mining town wants Republicans to stop blocking Obama's aid plan | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

Coal companies are going bankrupt right and left, struggling to renege on their pension promises to those who have given their lives to mines. Legislators from Appalachian coal states, led by Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, have offered nothing but fruitless opposition.


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A Healthy Alternative to Traditional Nachos: Zucchini Nachos!

A Healthy Alternative to Traditional Nachos: Zucchini Nachos! | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
One of the most exciting aspects of my job is learning from my clients. One of them recently inspired me to try zucchini nachos. This was definitely an "aha moment" at the office. I thought, what an incredibly nutritious nacho idea--brilliant!
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Yes, this is delicious and low calories, no fired corn chips.
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Thousands of dead fish appear on Tianjin river week after deadly blasts

Thousands of dead fish appear on Tianjin river week after deadly blasts | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The huge die-off of fish was found about four miles from the chemical explosions site in the coastal Chinese port city.
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Josephine County Tells Biotech: Harvest or Destroy GMOs by September 4, 2015

Josephine County Tells Biotech: Harvest or Destroy GMOs by September 4, 2015 | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Monsanto has been warned, and Syngenta already moved their operations outside the county. Notice was given by Josephine County, Oregon that citizens are very serious about the GMO ban (Measure 17-58) that was passed last year.
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Big Food Spent $50 Million This Year To Defeat GMO Labeling

Big Food Spent $50 Million This Year To Defeat GMO Labeling | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

A new report shows how much food and biotech companies increased their lobbying expenditures in 2015 – mainly to support the Deny Americans the Right to Know Act, which the House passed last month.


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China Explosion Could Trigger More Blasts Miles Away

China Explosion Could Trigger More Blasts Miles Away | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The explosion in Tianjin caused by highly poisonous chemicals could have a lasting effect on the area
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Hey, California, you can still have a lawn! Here are five water-wise alternatives

Hey, California, you can still have a lawn! Here are five water-wise alternatives | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The poor traditional Southern California lawn. Our flat green grass turfs have been beaten up and bullied with calls to replace them.
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Ohio's Legal Weed Proposal Could Create the World’s First 'Pot Grower Oligarchy' | VICE News

Voters in Ohio will have the opportunity to legalize marijuana in November, but the proposed law would allow a small, wealthy group to control growing in the state.
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Regulators Halt Alleged Energy Drink Pyramid Scheme That Targeted College Students, Other Young Adults

Regulators Halt Alleged Energy Drink Pyramid Scheme That Targeted College Students, Other Young Adults | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Federal regulators continued their crackdown on supposedly deceptive dietary supplement companies this week by temporarily shutting down an Arizona-based company that allegedly ran a pyramid scheme promising college students they would rake in the...
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Hurricane Wind Power Generator Residential Wind Turbine Reviews How to Rate a Turbine - YouTube

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How America's Legal Weed Is Changing the Black Market and Influencing Mexican Cartels

Drive an hour east of Portland, Oregon, through the stunning Columbia River gorge, and you'll arrive in the idyllic town of Hood River.
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Interesting news about this newly legal crop.

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Gulf of Mexico can 'self-deep-clean'

Gulf of Mexico can 'self-deep-clean' | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Scientists reveal new insights into how the Gulf of Mexico's natural processes degraded oil-related compounds after the Deepwater Horizon spill.

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New details have emerged about "self-cleaning" effects in the Gulf of Mexico witnessed in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Researchers reporting at the American Chemical Society conference revealed details of a cascade of micro-organisms that spring into action to degrade oil.

Research has also outlined how chemical "dispersants" used in clean-up efforts actually frustrate these processes.

However, the long-term effects of the weeks of oil exposure remain unknown.

And concern was expressed about the ultimate resilience of the Gulf.

Terry Hazen of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been studying oil-degrading microbes in greater and greater detail since the disaster, even discovering some that had never been seen before.

They can break down the long-chain carbon-based "alkane" molecules present in oil - and in isolated conditions will even move towards oil.

"They're really oil-seeking missiles," he told the meeting.


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Improved but Not Always Safe: Despite Global Efforts, More Than 1 Billion People Likely at Risk for Lack of Clean Water: Scientific American

Improved but Not Always Safe: Despite Global Efforts, More Than 1 Billion People Likely at Risk for Lack of Clean Water: Scientific American | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
U.N.Development Goals for better drinking water have already been reached, but a closer look shows that the measures fail to truly account for the lack of access to safe water...

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Increasing soil fertility with chickens in field rotations

Increasing soil fertility with chickens in field rotations | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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John Kenny of Big Train Farm in Cranston, RI uses a four-step process to prepare his fields for planting. After a cash crop is finished, his 100 Black Australorp chickens clean up any crop residue.
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Nothing beats natural food: Farmers revert to non-GMO yields - Times Gazette

Nothing beats natural food: Farmers revert to non-GMO yields - Times Gazette | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Advocates say genetically modified (GM) foods allow farmers to produce more with fewer chemicals that means a cleaner environment and cheaper groceries
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Climate change soon could push Earth's boreal forests to 'tipping point'

Climate change soon could push Earth's boreal forests to 'tipping point' | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Boreal forests make up about 30 percent of the planet’s total forest area. Ecosystem scholars say that they are being threatened by warmer temperatures brought on by climate change.
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Eating on-the-go could make you fat - The Express Tribune

Eating on-the-go could make you fat - The Express Tribune | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Study revealed eating while walking around triggered more overeating
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Can Monsanto Find a Democrat to Cosponsor a Senate Version of the DARK Act?

Can Monsanto Find a Democrat to Cosponsor a Senate Version of the DARK Act? | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Now that the House has passed H.R. 1599, the so-called “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act,” we’re waiting to see who introduces a Senate version of the bill, and what that bill will look like. But before anything can happen in the Senate, Monsanto and Big Food need to find a Democrat and a Republican willing to introduce the Senate version of H.R. 1599, or as we prefer to call it, the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act.
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OK every one that thinks you have a right to know what is in your food and that of your family call these numbers and don't let the Bio-tech and giant grocery industry undermine the right for consumers to know what is in food, plants and animals that make up our food supply.

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Millions of Americans' Water Supply Contaminated by Uranium : DNews

Millions of Americans' Water Supply Contaminated by Uranium : DNews | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
While the radioactivity is low, the element's chemical properties pose a health risk.
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Cyanide Levels In Tianjin Water At 356 Times The Safe Limit After Blast

Cyanide Levels In Tianjin Water At 356 Times The Safe Limit After Blast | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Officials said the chemical was detected at 25 water monitoring site within the restricted area around the blast site.
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