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Restoring Louisiana’s Coast Will Require Restoring Its Democracy—Governor Jindal Is Trying to Undermine Both

Restoring Louisiana’s Coast Will Require Restoring Its Democracy—Governor Jindal Is Trying to Undermine Both | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Genuflecting to Big Oil's pressure, Governor Bobby Jindal is

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A Louisiana elected official once said “the flag of Texaco flies over the Louisiana State Capitol.” Right now that flag is flapping in the face of every citizen. Tax-hating governor Jindall now wants to spend tens of millions of dollars of tax payer money to plug oil canals which companies are required by law to plug themselves. That money pales beside to the $50 billion cost of the state’s master plan to protect the coast. Jindal’s funding proposal caper will protect his oil industry patrons and stick the public with the bill: taxpayers will cover the costs of damage caused by oil companies.

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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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Small Business Owners Want More Clean Water Regulation - US News

Small Business Owners Want More Clean Water Regulation - US News | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
America's small business owners want to see better regulation of water pollution.
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Scientists race to identify goop on birds along San Francisco Bay shorelines

Scientists race to identify goop on birds along San Francisco Bay shorelines | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Two hundred birds have died, and 315 more have been coated with a gray, sticky, and odorless substance. The affected birds began turning up on San Francisco Bay shorelines about a week ago.
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How Reducing Food Waste Could Ease Climate Change

How Reducing Food Waste Could Ease Climate Change | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The energy used to produce wasted food generates more than 3.3 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide.
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In days, the most important FCC decision of our lifetime happens -- save net neutrality or lose it forever...

In days, the most important FCC decision of our lifetime happens -- save net neutrality or lose it forever... | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The most important FCC vote of our lifetime is about to happen, but Congress is trying to kill net neutrality. Help us change history.
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Solar Is Cheaper Than Electricity From the Grid in 42 of 50 Largest U.S. Cities

Solar Is Cheaper Than Electricity From the Grid in 42 of 50 Largest U.S. Cities | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
We've been hearing a lot about the drop in the price of generating and transmitting renewable energy...
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Environment California's New Report: Lighting the Way

Environment California's New Report: Lighting the Way | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Figure 2. Solar PV Technical Potential versus Annual Electricity Consumption by State30 – Courtesy Lighting the Way. Jordan Schneider and Rob Sargent wrote Environment California's new report Lighting the Way.
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U.S. Imposes Steep Tariffs on Chinese Solar Panels

U.S. Imposes Steep Tariffs on Chinese Solar Panels | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The Commerce Department approved a collection of tariffs on imports from China and Taiwan.
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Safe Chemicals Act

Safe Chemicals Act | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Congress takes a key first step to reform our toxic chemicals law for the first time in almost 40 years.
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Are Big Environmental Groups Selling Out the Environment? - TakePart

Are Big Environmental Groups Selling Out the Environment? - TakePart | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A longtime activist accuses big green groups of abandoning the fight to keep the wilderness wild.
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Don’t Worry: USDA Says Pesticide-Laden Food is Safe to Eat

Don’t Worry: USDA Says Pesticide-Laden Food is Safe to Eat | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Despite the U.S. food supply already being riddled with copious amounts of pesticides, the United States Department of Agriculture continuously approves new pesticides to be used on U.S. crops.
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9 reasons you really need to go to sleep

9 reasons you really need to go to sleep | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Sleep psychologist Matt Walker explains what happens when you stay awake too long.
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4 Tips for Making the Ultimate Healthy Salad

4 Tips for Making the Ultimate Healthy Salad | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Whether they’re made at home or bought from a salad bar, raw vegetable salads are a big favorite of health-conscious people looking for maximum nutrition. But all raw salads are not created equal.
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Sixteen actors working on the world's food problems

Sixteen actors working on the world's food problems | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
When they are not appearing on the big and small screen, these 16 well-known actors and actresses are actively participating in leading the discussion over food issues, donating as well as raising millions to provide food to the poor, and striving...
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South Africa Sees Record Year for Rhino Poaching

South Africa Sees Record Year for Rhino Poaching | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
New rhino poaching numbers from South Africa frustrate conservationists, who have been battling illegal hunting for years.
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Rare Shark That Inspired Sea Monster Myths Is Caught

Rare Shark That Inspired Sea Monster Myths Is Caught | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A rarely seen frilled shark was caught by fishers off the coast of Australia.
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Human Ancestors May Have Used Tools Half-Million Years Earlier Than Thought

Human Ancestors May Have Used Tools Half-Million Years Earlier Than Thought | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The hand bones of early human ancestors, compared with those of apes and modern people, point the finger at surprisingly early stone tool use.
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Finding Solutions That Nourish Ourselves and Protect the Planet

Finding Solutions That Nourish Ourselves and Protect the Planet | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The 1st Annual Food Tank Summit on Jan. 21 - 22, with 75 different speakers from the food and agriculture field, folks like...
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Candle-Powered Egloo Revolutionizes How You Heat Your Home

Candle-Powered Egloo Revolutionizes How You Heat Your Home | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The Egloo home heater blew past its Indiegogo crowdfunding goal...
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Local Food as Economic Development is topic of "Seeds of Prosperity" program - Springfield News-Leader

Local Food as Economic Development is topic of "Seeds of Prosperity" program - Springfield News-Leader | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
David Burton writes about agriculture in the Ozarks
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Government may fix environment regulator's contours by April - Economic Times

Government may fix environment regulator's contours by April - Economic Times | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The committee includes the environment minister, road minister Nitin Gadkari, chemicals and fertilizers water resources minister Uma Bharti.
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Inspired Youth Take On Their Future by Learning How to Tackle Climate Change

Inspired Youth Take On Their Future by Learning How to Tackle Climate Change | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
I stood in front of about 30 college students from several universities on the East Coast of the United States, talking about how...
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The Commercial Doritos Doesn’t Want You To See

The Commercial Doritos Doesn’t Want You To See | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Would you love it the same if you knew where it came from?
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U.S. Approves New Monsanto Soybean, Cotton Seeds

U.S. Approves New Monsanto Soybean, Cotton Seeds | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The Department of Agriculture approved soybean and cotton seeds engineered by Monsanto to resist a broader range of herbicides.
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Harvard’s Epic 75 Year Study Reveals What Men Need To Live A Happy Life

Harvard’s Epic 75 Year Study Reveals What Men Need To Live A Happy Life | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Especially for males, what makes a happy life? What does one need to experience peace and joy over the long term?
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Endangered No Longer: Our Favorite Pictures of Bald Eagles

Endangered No Longer: Our Favorite Pictures of Bald Eagles | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
For Bald Eagle Appreciation Day, we've compiled our favorite images of these iconic raptors.
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