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Pacific activists: 'Say not to GMO' | Seed Freedom

Pacific activists: 'Say not to GMO' | Seed Freedom | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
New Caledonia, a French-administered archipelago in the south-west Pacific, passed a law on February 13 banning the importation of genetically modified seeds for cereals and fruits. Vegetables, however, are exempt from ...
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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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13 Facts About Animals' Brains That Will Make You Say, "IDK How To Feel About This"

13 Facts About Animals' Brains That Will Make You Say, "IDK How To Feel About This" | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
FACT: There's a fungus that can take over an ant's brains and turn it into a zombie!!!
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Fascinating natural facts about animals and other creatures.
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Arkansas Poised To Ban Most Use Of Monsanto Herbicide

Arkansas Poised To Ban Most Use Of Monsanto Herbicide | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Regulators in Arkansas have voted to ban summertime use of a weedkiller that's blamed for damaging millions of acres of crops and wild vegetation. Monsanto is fighting the measure.
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Skip the Pesticides! 10 Plants That Naturally Protect Crops From Pests

Skip the Pesticides! 10 Plants That Naturally Protect Crops From Pests | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
In other words, the time to switch back to those solutions of old is long past due, and it all begins with choosing companion plants that protect crops from pests.

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, August 8, 10:11 PM

Did you know that mother Nature has created plants that protect crops in your garden from pests so no pesticides are needed? People have always grown food and decades ago no one thought to use any poisonous chemicals.

 

Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides are all toxic chemicals created for the industrial monoculture agricultural systems of today. These dangerous poisons kill indiscriminately both beneficial and predatory insects.

 

Many of them cause environmental problems, human health problems, and they create a continuing cycle of humans needing to use more of them to kill the new invasive weeds they have spawned.

 

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When in doubt always refer to nature’s flowers and herbs as your go to source. This article has a super great list for you to choose from.

 

Read more about “Skip the Pesticides! 10 Plants That Naturally Protect Crops From Plants” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Jonathon Engels.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/healing-our-planet site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food/water tips @https://www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

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Insights for your garden.

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Bad news for islands blasted by Irma. Here comes another potential hurricane.

Bad news for islands blasted by Irma. Here comes another potential hurricane. | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The National Hurricane Center warned that a storm headed for the Lesser Antilles could become a Category 1 hurricane by Monday.
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Best Country On Earth Announces ALL Animals Will Now Be Considered Sentient Creatures!

Best Country On Earth Announces ALL Animals Will Now Be Considered Sentient Creatures! | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A landmark court decision in New Zealand has set a precedent that other countries would do well to follow: The Animal Welfare Amendment Bill, passed last month, extends all animals similar rights as any other living creature. Citing that the animals can feel and think, it provides a new paradigm in how to deal with animal cruelty cases, as well as animal testing and research. Animal rights activists are celebrating the decision, saying that
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A Blueprint for Fisheries Management and Environmental Cooperation in the South China Sea - AMTI Brief

A Blueprint for Fisheries Management and Environmental Cooperation in the South China Sea - AMTI Brief | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

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An 11-year-old boy fell into an Italian volcanic crater. His parents also died trying to save him.

An 11-year-old boy fell into an Italian volcanic crater. His parents also died trying to save him. | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
“It's a moment of deep sadness for all of us,” Pozzuoli Mayor Vincenzo Figliolia said.
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These Maps Show Where Irma's Storm Surge May Hit Hardest

These Maps Show Where Irma's Storm Surge May Hit Hardest | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Experimental federal maps project where higher storm surge waters — as high as 15 feet in some places — are now predicted for Florida's coast.
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Days after Irma, still no word from some Caribbean islands

Days after Irma, still no word from some Caribbean islands | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Days after Hurricane Irma roared through the Caribbean, leveling entire islands and claiming at least 20 lives, officials still haven’t heard back from some areas hit by the storm, including Turks and Caicos, or fully assessed the damage in St. Thomas, Burbuda and St.Martin.
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Deadly earthquake hits off the coast of southern Mexico

Deadly earthquake hits off the coast of southern Mexico | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A strong earthquake hit off the coast of southern Mexico, near the border with Guatemala, the USGS Geological Survey (USGS) reported Friday. A tsunami threat is being evaluated by the Tsunami Warning System, in the wake of the temblor
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This could be The Big One, again. Massive Irma slams into Caribbean, hurtles toward Florida.

This could be The Big One, again. Massive Irma slams into Caribbean, hurtles toward Florida. | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The most powerful hurricane to threaten the Atlantic coast in more than a decade, Irma has swelled into a monster force with maximum sustained winds near 185 mph.
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Flint water crisis increased fetal deaths, lowered fertility rates, study claims

A new study links the Flint, Michigan, water contamination crisis to lower fertility rates among the city’s women and an increase in infant mortality
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Protecting Mother Earth and Human Health - Hippocrates Health Institute

Protecting Mother Earth and Human Health - Hippocrates Health Institute | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The politics of frankenfood, CRISPR and toxic pesticides. National and global policymakers profess to set agricultural and food regulations on a scientific basis. Safety is always touted to be the top priority. Yet most often, when scientific evidence raises cause for concern, policy leaders place the desires of the industry — Big Agriculture, Big Pharma, Big Chema …

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, September 8, 9:32 PM

Did you know that what industry wants (Big AG, Big Food, Big Pharma, and Chemical companies) usually prevail over the needs of consumers and the safety of food, water, air for Americans?

 

Money talks over common sensibility and decency.

You see this all the time with misleading marketing,

 

Brand Companies use of synthetic, artificial, and harmful chemical ingredients that most European countries ban, and then there’s GMOs and now GMO.2 with gene-editing, lab created products, and the opioid epidemic with a proliferation of dangerous addictive brain damaging drugs, and the list goes on.

 

Let’s not forget the harmful chemicals and pollutants that affect your drinking water and the air you breathe. It seems like when there’s a major crises that’s when action is taken.

 

Otherwise it’s business as usual for chemical companies. You the American Public are on the lower end of the divide.

 

Then there’s the CAFOs harmful cruel agricultural farming practices and the use of planting one crop year after year which creates dead soil. When is enough enough?

 

When are all of us going to wake up and work together as one for solutions? It’s not just the health of our planet, it’s the health of all of people and animals.

 

Health tips:
The best thing you can do is consume as much plant based real whole food as is possible. Limit your use of processed, chemical, artificial stuff.

 

Use water filtration in your home, business, in college, wherever you reside. This curation site recommends Multipure Drinking water Systems.

 

If the air quality is poor in your area, use masks, air purifiers, stay inside. Continue to petition your local and State elected officials. Help your neighbors and the elderly when a crisis occurs.

 

Shop for what you need, not what you want. Landfills and the oceans have more than enough junk and plastic, which never degrades. Adopt the slogan “Less is More” and make it work for you.

 

Read more about “Protecting Mother Earth and Human Health” from www.hippocrateshealthinst.org by Brian Clement. PhD, LN.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/healing-our-planet site is being curated by Sandi Cornez, Food Consultant, Health and Wellness Educator. Follow Sandi for more healthy food/water tips @https://www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

 

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Did we just buy decades more time to hit climate goals?

Did we just buy decades more time to hit climate goals? | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
When the Paris climate accord was signed, environmentalists were relieved that finally the world had come together and agreed to work on mitigating climate change. At the same time, many experts were worried about achieving the goals that were set: to keep global warming well below 2°C of pre-industrial levels and try to kee
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This Heartbreaking Photo Reveals a Troubling Reality

This Heartbreaking Photo Reveals a Troubling Reality | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Photographer Justin Hofman's image of a seahorse swimming with a discarded cotton swab illustrates the issues of pollution in our oceans.
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Best Country On Earth Announces ALL Animals Will Now Be Considered Sentient Creatures!

Best Country On Earth Announces ALL Animals Will Now Be Considered Sentient Creatures! | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A landmark court decision in New Zealand has set a precedent that other countries would do well to follow: The Animal Welfare Amendment Bill, passed last month, extends all animals similar rights as any other living creature. Citing that the animals can feel and think, it provides a new paradigm in how to deal with animal cruelty cases, as well as animal testing and research. Animal rights activists are celebrating the decision, saying that
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The atmosphere is changing the food we eat

The atmosphere is changing the food we eat | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
It's called the 'great nutrient collapse,' and yet no one is really talking about it.
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(4) How to Build The World's Easiest Raised Bed Garden (Cheap) - YouTube


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(4) Grow 30 Plants in Less Than 2 Sq Ft with the Green Stalk Garden Vertical Tower Garden - YouTube

Growing a Vertical Garden - Green Stalk Garden Tower Garden - AMAZING! This Vertical Tower Garden from "Green Stalk Garden" is incredible! Really easy to put together, fun to plant, easy to water, and looks very aesthetically pleasing! In this episode I also use the City of Tempe Compost Soil as the base for this new vertical tower garden. Subscribe to my channel for monthly update on the growing progress! http://www.JakeMace.com

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Perspective | I’m a scientist. I’m staying behind in the Florida Keys to help save lives.

Perspective | I’m a scientist. I’m staying behind in the Florida Keys to help save lives. | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
In 16 years, I've never seen a storm like Irma. But I'm facing it down to help people stay safe.
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Irma Will Test Florida’s Infrastructure, From Dikes to Sewage Plants

Irma Will Test Florida’s Infrastructure, From Dikes to Sewage Plants | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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‘This storm has the potential to catastrophically devastate our state’

‘This storm has the potential to catastrophically devastate our state’ | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Gov. Rick Scott warns of Hurricane Irma as it approaches South Florida, urges evacuations as extreme weather is forecast for the weekend and a mass exodus is underway.
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