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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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How Many Earths Would We Need For The Whole World To Live Like Us?

How Many Earths Would We Need For The Whole World To Live Like Us? | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
 
This is one of my favorite infographics. It really shows how big of a difference there is in individual resource consumption between “third world” and “developed” countries.
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​China’s Roundup Registration Leaves Many Unanswered Questions - Global GMO Free Coalition

​China’s Roundup Registration Leaves Many Unanswered Questions - Global GMO Free Coalition | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Chinese GMO-free advocates are currently facing a struggle in Beijing to force the Chinese Agriculture Ministry to release the studies that led to the registration of the World’s number one pesticide, Monsanto’s Roundup.
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1o birds your grandkids may never see, thanks to climate change

1o birds your grandkids may never see, thanks to climate change | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A new study by the Audubon Society suggests global warming threatens a vast number of North American bird species.
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Got a Minute? With organic farmer Hal Oliver - BlueRidgeNow.com

Got a Minute? With organic farmer Hal Oliver - BlueRidgeNow.com | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Got a Minute? With organic farmer Hal Oliver
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The common view of organic versus conventional agriculture is that synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and fungicides allow more food to be produced per acre.
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Tests reveal lead in Hays County Government Center water - KVUE

Tests reveal lead in Hays County Government Center water - KVUE | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
KVUE Tests reveal lead in Hays County Government Center water KVUE A report released to KVUE in response to an open records request reveals the drinking and irrigation water used by the Hays County Government center, and surrounding areas, contain...
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READ: Great Lakes Water Authority overview - WDIV Detroit

READ: Great Lakes Water Authority overview - WDIV Detroit | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Food and Water Watch (blog)
READ: Great Lakes Water Authority overview
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The deal continues Detroit's ownership of its assets while providing suburban communities a greater voice in the operation of the regional system.
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How much North Sea oil revenue can an independent Scotland extract?

How much North Sea oil revenue can an independent Scotland extract? | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The SNP stresses the economic importance of oil and gas but experts aren't sure how much is out there or how much it's worthThe Scottish economy has grown on the back of whisky, tourism and financial services but by far the biggest potential...
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Ocean Conservancy

Ocean Conservancy | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
We use the best in science-based solutions to tackle the biggest threats to our ocean. Join the Fight for a Healthy Ocean.
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This is a group that sends Actions to take to my e-mail through change.org. The Ocean Conservancy group ask me to skip the straw in order to keep plastic out of oceans and land fields and sign a petition. I must admit I love straws. I may need to have a reusable one or two and keep it with me. 


I decided to put this group on my list of groups to follow and assist in promoting some of their actions and awareness campaigns. You may want to check them out if your water and ocean life matter to you.

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Having Ant Problems But Don’t Want To Use Chemicals? Try These Natural Ant Deterrents.

Having Ant Problems But Don’t Want To Use Chemicals? Try These Natural Ant Deterrents. | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
There are some pretty obvious things you can do to keep ants out of your home. Keep the kitchen clean, cover food, take out the trash often, use trash bins with lids, etc. Sometimes that isn’t enough to keep our pesky ant neighbors out of the house.
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Nestle’s Water-Bottling Activities Amid California Drought Underscore A Lack Of Policy Options

Nestle’s Water-Bottling Activities Amid California Drought Underscore A Lack Of Policy Options | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Due to crippling drought in California, there’s been a crackdown on watering lawns and washing cars. Yet Nestle has continued its bottling operations, adding to the national debate over corporate right and common good.
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Sweden is Now Recycling 99 Percent of its Trash. Here’s how | Live Free, Live Natural

Sweden is Now Recycling 99 Percent of its Trash. Here’s how | Live Free, Live Natural | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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Bill Gates and 47,500 Cases of Paralysis

Bill Gates and 47,500 Cases of Paralysis | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
By Joe Samuel Food Freedom News In India, Monsanto hired Bollywood actors to promote genetically engineered cotton seed to illiterate farmers. Nana Petakar became a brand ambassador for Monsanto. T...
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Very Interesting article. I had not read these details from the those singing the anti-vaccination cry.  Why the article is not actually anti-vaccination.  This does give one reason to pause and ask why the fast push given for some new vaccination?  The article also demands a serious discussion of the merit some vaccines. This also tempts the question of "Is money as a main motivator to push both GMO products and some new vaccinations"?

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Analysis Finds Monsanto’s GM Corn Nutritionally Dead, Highly Toxic

Analysis Finds Monsanto’s GM Corn Nutritionally Dead, Highly Toxic | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Is GMO corn nutritionally equivalent to non-GMO corn? Monsanto will tell you the answer is a big ‘yes’, but the real answer is absolutely not. And the simple reality is that they are continuing to get away with their blatant misinformation.

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William Boyer's curator insight, September 4, 2014 1:14 PM

More poison from Monsanto.

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Climate Change: Faith and Fact

Climate Change: Faith and Fact | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The latest in a string of dire reports on climate change came this week from the United Nations’ meteorological advisory body, which said that the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2013, due to a “surge” in...
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Michigan Loses ‘Right To Farm’ This Week: A Farewell To Backyard Chickens and Beekeepers

Michigan Loses ‘Right To Farm’ This Week: A Farewell To Backyard Chickens and Beekeepers | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Michigan residents lost their “right to farm” this week. This is a new ruling by the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development. Gail Philburn of the Michigan Sierra Club told Michigan Live, the new changes “effectively remove Right to Farm Act protection for many urban and suburban backyard farmers raising small numbers of animals.”…
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Ingredient Investigation: What is maltodextrin? - The Sentinel

Ingredient Investigation: What is maltodextrin? - The Sentinel | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Ingredient Investigation: What is maltodextrin?
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It is safe to assume that most maltodextrin used in food products is genetically modified since over 80 percent of the corn grown in the country is GMO.
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Wheat consumption takes hit in gluten-free trend - Colorado Springs Gazette

Wheat consumption takes hit in gluten-free trend - Colorado Springs Gazette | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Wheat consumption takes hit in gluten-free trend
Colorado Springs Gazette
Gluten, in its generic form, refers to the proteins that grass plants build into their seeds (which we know as grains) to support the growth of the next generation of plants.
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Deal Reached to Overhaul Detroit Water Agency - ABC News

Deal Reached to Overhaul Detroit Water Agency - ABC News | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
ABC News Deal Reached to Overhaul Detroit Water Agency ABC News The Detroit water department would be turned into a regional agency with a 10-year limit on annual rate increases and an infusion of millions of dollars from the suburbs, under a deal...
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Online tool lets Californians come up with water plans - The Desert Sun

Online tool lets Californians come up with water plans - The Desert Sun | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
KCRA Sacramento Online tool lets Californians come up with water plans The Desert Sun That is a central question posed in a new online tool that a nonprofit group created to encourage Californians to think about potential strategies for dealing...
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Now That Court Has Found BP Grossly Negligent, Company Should Stop Legal Fight, Compensate Victims and Pay Fines

Now That Court Has Found BP Grossly Negligent, Company Should Stop Legal Fight, Compensate Victims and Pay Fines | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Statement of Tyson Slocum, Director, Public Citizen’s Energy Program
Public Citizen applauds U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier’s long-awaited ruling that BP acted with gross negligence in setting off the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S.

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5 Crucial Lessons for the Left From Naomi Klein’s New Book | Blog | BillMoyers.com

5 Crucial Lessons for the Left From Naomi Klein’s New Book | Blog | BillMoyers.com | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
In Naomi Klein's new book, she argues that capitalism is the root cause of climate change.
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German Supermarket Giants Demand Return to GMO-Free Fed Poultry

German Supermarket Giants Demand Return to GMO-Free Fed Poultry | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Global GMO Free Coalition by Henry RowlandsCredit: Fir0002/FlagstaffotosGermany’s top supermarkets, the powerhouses of Europe when it comes to retail, have delivered a blow to the biotech industry by forcing the German poultry industry to return...
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Transparent Solar Concentrator Could Turn Your Window Into a Power Source

Transparent Solar Concentrator Could Turn Your Window Into a Power Source | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Luminescent solar concentrators (LSC) produce electricity by focusing sunlight on a small area, which works in a similar way as…
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Large US tech firms plan 'go slow' day in protest over net neutrality rules

Large US tech firms plan 'go slow' day in protest over net neutrality rules | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
On 10 September, Etsy, Foursquare, Kickstarter, Reddit and others will alter websites, to show potential impact of FCC decision
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Sept. 10th! Watch for it and join the effort! Call the FCC to let them know what you think of the fast tract slow tract plan Wheeler wants to change the internet into. The extended time for comments ends soon this month.Large US tech firms plan 'go slow' day in protest over net neutrality rules...

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Bill Gates Gives Cornell $6.1 Million To "Depolarize" The GMO Debate

Bill Gates Gives Cornell $6.1 Million To "Depolarize" The GMO Debate | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Supported by a $5.6 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Cornell Alliance for Science will help inform decision-makers and consumers through an online information portal and training programs to help researchers and stakeholders effectively communicate the potential impacts of agricultural technology and how such technology works.

Via Hans Gruen, Coffee Party USA
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Gates invested 350 million in GMO stock a few years back and needs to clear a profit. Gates has a heavy bet down on GMO products.

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