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Extreme weather 'could become normal', warns World Bank report - Telegraph

Extreme weather 'could become normal', warns World Bank report - Telegraph | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
World leaders must take action to reduce the risk of climate change, the World Bank Group president says
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Environment losing in Vic election battle - Yahoo!7 News

Environment losing in Vic election battle - Yahoo!7 News | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Major parties have failed to release a comprehensive policy to address environmental issues ahead of the state election, Environment Victoria says.
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9 Investigates: Major water source could run out for 2M consumers - WSOC Charlotte

9 Investigates: Major water source could run out for 2M consumers - WSOC Charlotte | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
It may be hard to imagine that the Catawba River could run out of water, but some officials worry another drought could leave this region high and dry.
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Growing Coral to Keep a Sea Claim Above Water - New York Times

Growing Coral to Keep a Sea Claim Above Water - New York Times | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Two tiny uninhabited islets in the Pacific are at the forefront of Japanese research into coral reefs and of Tokyo’s claim to a vast economic zone.
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Fracking Approved in Largest National Forest in Eastern U.S.

Fracking Approved in Largest National Forest in Eastern U.S. | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Despite strong opposition from both elected officials in the affected areas...
The post Fracking Approved in Largest National Forest in Eastern U.S. appeared first on EcoWatch.
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Broadmoor Urban Farm gives students first-hand farm to table lessons - Kansas City Star

Broadmoor Urban Farm gives students first-hand farm to table lessons - Kansas City Star | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Starting this year, students enrolled in Shawnee Mission School District’s award-winning culinary program also are expected to break a sweat working on the farm: Every week students spend up to four hours of class time planting, watering, weeding,...
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13 Things Sure To Slow Down Your Metabolism

13 Things Sure To Slow Down Your Metabolism | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
by April McCarthy – Preventdisease.com
Every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism — the process of turning the food you eat into energy that keeps your heart beating, lungs pumping, and muscles moving.
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Apple Extract Kills Colon Cancer Cells Better Than Chemotherapy Drugs

Apple Extract Kills Colon Cancer Cells Better Than Chemotherapy Drugs | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
by Ethan Evers | Natural News Recent studies have discovered that natural compounds called Oligosaccharides, derived from apples, killed up to 46 percent of human colon cancer cells in vitro, and outperformed the most commonly used chemo drug by a...
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Pacific Islanders sail 11,000km to deliver message of ocean protection

Pacific Islanders sail 11,000km to deliver message of ocean protection | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A fleet of four Polynesian vaka travelled to Sydney for the World Parks Congress carrying a simple message: the ocean may be vast but it is not limitless, it needs protecting
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Syngenta Faces Dozens of Lawsuits Over GMO Seed

Syngenta Faces Dozens of Lawsuits Over GMO Seed | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
LaCrosse Tribune by David Pitt DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Agrochemicals giant Syngenta is facing a growing number of lawsuits challenging its release of a genetically modified corn seed that China had not approved for import, with losses to farmers...
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Membership in Unions Supporting Obama on Keystone Rejection Outnumbers Those Against | InsideClimate News

Membership in Unions Supporting Obama on Keystone Rejection Outnumbers Those Against | InsideClimate News | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON—A barrage of industry-led advertising and lobbying urging President Obama to "put jobs ahead of politics" has fueled the impression that labor unions universally champion the Keystone XL oil pipeline. But that myth was blown apart just minutes after the president rejected the $7 billion project on Jan. 18.
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This article is a bit old...I'm saving it here to do research to see what is going on now so that I can refer to it later. Someone said "ALL" unions support the XL oil pipeline and I'm beginning to look into that. "ALL" is usually a questionable number.

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4 Myths About Juice Cleansing

4 Myths About Juice Cleansing | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
By: Cari Nierenberg, Live Science Contributor Published: 11/17/2014 09:47 AM EST on LiveScience There's nothing wrong with drinking juice, although it's not as healthful as eating fresh fruits and vegetables, which are packed with vitamins,...
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Even McDonald’s Rejects New GMO Potato in French Fries

Even McDonald’s Rejects New GMO Potato in French Fries | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Ever since the USDA recently approved the first genetically modified potato for planting in the US, individuals across the country became concerned that their supermarket potatoes would be tainted with a new GMO creation.
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Supermarket price war now claiming food producers as victims - Telegraph

Supermarket price war now claiming food producers as victims - Telegraph | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Cost-cutting by the UK's largest grocers has squeezed the margins of its suppliers, driving up corporate failure in the sector while it has declined elsewhere
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Dr. Don Huber: GMOs and Glyphosate and Their Threat to Humanity - Food Integrity Now

Dr. Don Huber: GMOs and Glyphosate and Their Threat to Humanity - Food Integrity Now | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Dr. Don Huber is an award-winning, international scientist and professor emeritus of plant pathology at Purdue University. Today he spoke with Food Integrity about the dangers of GMOs and Glyphosate (Roundup).  Dr. Huber’s 50+ years of research and expertise in the area of plant pathology with a focus on epidemiology and control of soil-borne pathogens … continue reading …
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Farming on Water to Prevent the Effects of Climate Change - New York Times

Farming on Water to Prevent the Effects of Climate Change - New York Times | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Farms — with a duck coop, fish enclosures and a vegetable farm moored to the riverbank — are helping Bangladeshis live with rising waters.
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Neil Young Boycotts Starbucks Over Its Opposition to GMO Labeling

Neil Young Boycotts Starbucks Over Its Opposition to GMO Labeling | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
"I used to line up and get my latte every day but yesterday was the last one ......
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Simple Trick to Keeping Lemons Fresh For A Whole Month

Simple Trick to Keeping Lemons Fresh For A Whole Month | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Lemons have long been used as a living room, kitchen, and dining room decoration; why not? They are simple, bright, beautiful, and fresh.
That method is however wrong.
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Top six alkaline foods to eat every day for vibrant health

Top six alkaline foods to eat every day for vibrant health | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
by Angela Doss The typical American diet is a deadly one, consisting primarily of toxic and acid-forming foods like processed sugars, artificial sweeteners, refined grains, conventionally produced meats and dairy, and hidden genetically modified...
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13 Home Remedies for Acid Reflux and Heartburn

13 Home Remedies for Acid Reflux and Heartburn | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
by Jennifer Nelson – Mother Nature Network
 Acid reflux or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), which is a more scientific way to describe heartburn, affects 50 percent of Americans.
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World Parks Congress: call to extend no-take share of marine protected areas

World Parks Congress: call to extend no-take share of marine protected areas | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The world’s oceans need expanded regions where fishing is barred to help preserve fragile ecosystems and protect them from “a silent storm” driven by climate change.
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Roads vs. the Environment: Where the 'Conflict Zones' Are - CityLab

Roads vs. the Environment: Where the 'Conflict Zones' Are - CityLab | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
"Road Map" shows where economic benefits from roads are as high as the danger they pose to the environment.
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Rise in Weight Linked to Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

Rise in Weight Linked to Cognitive Decline in Older Adults | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
New research links obesity in older adults to shrinkage of the brain's memory-forming hippocampus—an indicator of cognitive decline.
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Everything You Need To Know To Throw A Successful Thanksgiving

Everything You Need To Know To Throw A Successful Thanksgiving | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it's time to start some serious planning -- we're talking about moving beyond the pinning of your favorite turkey and side recipes.
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If you want to ensure your Thanksgiving goes without a hitch... read this!

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International Fisheries Body Raises Quota On Endangered Bluefin Tuna

International Fisheries Body Raises Quota On Endangered Bluefin Tuna | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
MILAN (AP) — A multi-nation fisheries body has increased the quotas on Bluefin tuna fished in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea amid early signs of population recovery, raising concern among conservationists.
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