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​GMO producers should be punished as terrorists, Russian MPs say

​GMO producers should be punished as terrorists, Russian MPs say | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A draft law submitted to the Russian parliament seeks to impose punishment up to criminal prosecution to producers of genetically-modified organisms harmful to health or the environment. (RT @martinhume: GLOBAL TERROR ALERT !
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Chinese Report Shows High Levels of Glyphosate in Imported GM Soybeans

Chinese Report Shows High Levels of Glyphosate in Imported GM Soybeans | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
China each year imports a few dozen million tons of GM soybeans.  They are predominantly glyphosate-tolerant RR soybeans, processed in China mainly to extract soybean food oil.
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GM Foods Neither Safe Nor Needed, Say Genetic Engineers

GM Foods Neither Safe Nor Needed, Say Genetic Engineers | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Genetically modified crops and foods are neither safe nor necessary to feed the world, a new report by genetic engineers shows.
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The Chart That Shows Why China is Desperate to Switch to Electric Cars

The Chart That Shows Why China is Desperate to Switch to Electric Cars | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Over the past decade, the number of cars sold in China has jumped from 2 million a year to nearly 20 million.
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Clean air is increasingly important in China.

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Jeff Biggers: Solar Freakin' Roadways Electrify Clean Energy Generation (Video)

Jeff Biggers: Solar Freakin' Roadways Electrify Clean Energy Generation (Video) | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
As the once far-fetched idea of "solar roadways" gains a huge convoy of supporters--from the US Department of Transportation to Google to the Times of India to even Fox News -- a new video aimed at the millennial generation is set to go viral...
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The Coal Ash Sludge In The Dan River Is Finally Getting Vacuumed Up

The Coal Ash Sludge In The Dan River Is Finally Getting Vacuumed Up | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Amy Adams, North Carolina campaign coordinator with Appalachian Voices, dips her hand into the coal ash spill in the Dan River.
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UNL researchers are well-schooled in the science of GMOs - Omaha World-Herald

UNL researchers are well-schooled in the science of GMOs - Omaha World-Herald | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
UNL researchers are well-schooled in the science of GMOs Omaha World-Herald But while the UNL researchers generally agree that food produced from genetically modified crops is safe and say GMOs make farmers more efficient, concerns persist among...
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Water Crisis Looms In Iran - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Water Crisis Looms In Iran - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty Water Crisis Looms In Iran RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty The 35-year-old mother of two is taking official calls to be economical when it comes to water use -- and warnings that supplies in the Iranian capital could be...
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Daniel Nocera: Maverick Inventor of the Artificial Leaf

Daniel Nocera: Maverick Inventor of the Artificial Leaf | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Nocera's invention can turn the energy of sunlight into a chemical fuel. But making it cheap and practical remains a hurdle.
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Man Made leaves! Wow!

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In Fracking Hotbed, a Muted Approach to Regulation - The Epoch Times

In Fracking Hotbed, a Muted Approach to Regulation - The Epoch Times | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
In Fracking Hotbed, a Muted Approach to Regulation The Epoch Times “It has the potential to leave a toxic legacy that could turn much of Ohio into potential superfund sites,” said Alison Auciello of the Food and Water Watch, an environmental...
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Here is and update on the fracking debate.

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Mark Bittman's 6 favorite books about food - The Week Magazine

Mark Bittman's 6 favorite books about food - The Week Magazine | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Mark Bittman's 6 favorite books about food
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Hazan brought real Italian cooking to America in 1973, demonstrating — long before "locavore" was a word — that decent ingredients treated simply yield wonderful food.
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Here is something for food book lovers!

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South Carolina's Solution To Sea Level Rise: Build More Walls - ThinkProgress

South Carolina's Solution To Sea Level Rise: Build More Walls - ThinkProgress | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
ThinkProgress South Carolina's Solution To Sea Level Rise: Build More Walls ThinkProgress “They see it as protecting homeowner investment — that it's about the homes, not about the beach,” Nancy Cave, north coast director of the state's Coastal...
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“Revolutionizing” The Water Desalination Industry - CleanTechnica

“Revolutionizing” The Water Desalination Industry - CleanTechnica | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

do“Revolutionizing” The Water Desalination Industry
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First of all, let me say that water desalination is not my expertise.

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Around the world fresh drinking water is critical. Here is what is happening to bring more fresh water to the mid-east.

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Nigerian scientists wary of anti-malarial GM mosquitoes - SciDev.Net

Nigerian scientists wary of anti-malarial GM mosquitoes - SciDev.Net | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
They fear GM mosquitoes could spread beyond release sites and also produce unplanned hybrid offspring, says study.
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Editor of Food and chemical Toxicology is obliged to give Prof. Séralini’s team right of reply after retracting NK603 and Roundup study

Editor of Food and chemical Toxicology is obliged to give Prof. Séralini’s team right of reply after retracting NK603 and Roundup study | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The editor of Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT) uses double standards when it comes to publishing in favour of the industry, Prof. Séralini’s team say.
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Global Scientists Issue Stunning GMO Safety Warning

Global Scientists Issue Stunning GMO Safety Warning | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
There is no scientific consensus on the safety of genetically modified foods and crops, according to a statement released today by an international group of more than 90 scientists, academics and ph...
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Yes, College Students, Hookahs Are Bad for You

Yes, College Students, Hookahs Are Bad for You | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
It was the first night of college, in that uncomfortable expanse after everyone finished arranging their Target "Dorm Collection" lamps but before anyone had splintered into permanent friend units.
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Plastic timebomb: microbead pollutants in cosmetics washed into the sea and ... - Belfast Telegraph

Plastic timebomb: microbead pollutants in cosmetics washed into the sea and ... - Belfast Telegraph | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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Scientist-sculptor works with plastic to highlight its impact on the environment - 89.3 KPCC

Scientist-sculptor works with plastic to highlight its impact on the environment - 89.3 KPCC | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Scientist-sculptor works with plastic to highlight its impact on the environment
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Off-Ramp's Alana Rinicella profiles scientist/sculptor Marcus Eriksen, whose work in plastic reflects his concern for its effect on the environment.
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Feds May Cut Off Water For Legal Marijuana Crops - Huffington Post

Feds May Cut Off Water For Legal Marijuana Crops - Huffington Post | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Feds May Cut Off Water For Legal Marijuana Crops
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Crews look over the bank of the Arkansas River at the base of the dam of the Pueblo Reservoir in 2011. Water that flows through the dam may be affected if the U.S.
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Water concerns in Texas lead to summit - KXAN.com

Water concerns in Texas lead to summit - KXAN.com | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Water concerns in Texas lead to summit KXAN.com AUSTIN (KXAN) — No one knows for sure how long the current drought is going to last, but on Monday experts are getting together with lawmakers to come up with a long-range plan during the Texas Water...
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Coke and Pepsi Are Used as Pesticides in India -

Coke and Pepsi Are Used as Pesticides in India - | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Farmers in India in the state of Chhattisgarh use coke and pepsi as pesticides because it’s cheaper than pesticides and gets the job done just as well. Video below. Pepsi and Coca-Cola strongly disagree that their products can be used as pesticides because they say there is nothing in the drinks that can be used […]
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What else can you do with a Coke?

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"Rethink Food": Diet Changes to Prevent & Reverse Diseases - KPRC Houston

"Rethink Food": Diet Changes to Prevent & Reverse Diseases - KPRC Houston | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
"Rethink Food": Diet Changes to Prevent & Reverse Diseases
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THERE'S A BRAND-NEW BOOK AND ALSO A DOCUMENTARY OUT RIGHT NOW TO TACKLE THIS VERY TOPIC, AND HERE TO TELL US MORE ABOUT THE BOOK IS AUTHOR OF RETHINK FOOD.
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How can nature and food heal you?

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How One California Farm Will Provide Organic Vegetables and Hope for Veterans | Nomadic Politics

How One California Farm Will Provide Organic Vegetables and Hope for Veterans | Nomadic Politics | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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One farm in Monterey County California offers an example of a innovative idea to help US veterans transition back into civilian life.
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Enjoy this inspirational story today!

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Enjoy this up beat story today!

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Water works - Jerusalem Post

Water works - Jerusalem Post | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Water works Jerusalem Post The Ministerial Committee on Legislation is due today to deliberate a bill to do away with the regional water corporations that over the past dozen years gradually replaced municipalities in the provision of water and...
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This addresses the question of should water be a public or private resource and service?

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