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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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Not even the deepest sea creatures will escape climate change

Not even the deepest sea creatures will escape climate change | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Climate models are now predicting a "staggering" catastrophe for deep sea marine life — a stark warning that even our planet's most remote ecosystems are not immune from the ravages of climate change.

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This would be a sad legacy to leave the world. We can do better and we must.

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Just 90 Companies Caused Two-Thirds of Man-Made Global Warming Emissions | Mother Jones

Chevron, Exxon, and BP among companies most responsible for climate change since dawn of industrial age, figures show.
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Here is an interesting list we might all want to get into our mind as we decide who to do business with.

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Feed Industry Pushing EU to Allow Import of Unapproved GMOs

Feed Industry Pushing EU to Allow Import of Unapproved GMOs | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
GMO contamination is a growing problem in the global market and industry is stepping up its efforts to change the EU's official policy of zero tolerance of unapproved GMOs.
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When GM crops lose one place the push goes somewhere else. 

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The starfish are dying, and no one knows why

The starfish are dying, and no one knows why | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Something is killing the starfish and no one knows what. A mysterious illness that first appeared in July in Washington state has now spread from Sitka, Alaska to San Diego. (Environmental impact could be global, if this isn't controlled.
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Natural Ovarian Cyst Treatment | Ovarian Cysts Herbs

Natural Ovarian Cyst Treatment | Ovarian Cysts Herbs | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
There are many natural and herbal ways to treat ovarian cysts to help you optimize your fertility and get pregnant. Learn more.
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Here are some natural options for women who wish to try that possible solution to women's health This seemed to be a good source.

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Nine Essentials to Get You Through a Christmas Hangover

Nine Essentials to Get You Through a Christmas Hangover | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Contrary to popular belief, this is not the time of the year to celebrate the birth of our lord and saviour. No. It is in-fact the time of the year to split your time right down the middle, a perfect 50/50 of being drunk and being hungover.
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Here's a light hearted look at Christmas as many without kids or after kids have left see this time of the year. More than a few parents also are likely see this side of Christmas if only in their mind and only hung over from putting it all together for everyone else. There is more than one way to reach the feeling of being run over by a truck,  bus, tank or bulldozer or all of them.

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6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By the Food Industry

6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By the Food Industry | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
While many procedures on factory farms are cruel, breeding animals into mutants and violating mother/offspring bonds are truly crimes against nature.
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Virginia Town Considers Bizarre Plan To Get Rid Of Vultures

Virginia Town Considers Bizarre Plan To Get Rid Of Vultures | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
VINTON, Va. (AP) — Officials in a Virginia town are looking for ways to get migrating buzzards to buzz off.
This year, nearly 100 vultures landed in the Gladetown area of Vinton.
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We have seen far more vultures over the last two years. I can't say I've heard of them causing trouble.

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This is what our "Environment Minister" just did

This is what our "Environment Minister" just did | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Australia’s new Environment Minister Greg Hunt has recently approved massive construction projects that will have a major impact on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park while at the same time claiming to have taken a “significant step towards...
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Sad deal!

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Instead, he adopted conditions devised by the Queensland Government-owned dredging proponent, North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) to simply buy their way to approval. NQBP will fund improvements to water quality in two rivers that flow into the reef to offset the water quality impact of the Abbot Point dredging. Rather like flowers after an affair, such an offset never undoes the damage in reality.

Sediment and nutrients from rivers are a real threat to the Reef but they are chemically different to dredge spoil.

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Catching Rays in California, and Storing Them

Catching Rays in California, and Storing Them | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The state mandated utilities to install storage batteries to discharge power around sunset, a reversal of what most had seen as the norm.
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Let's hope all these new efforts pay off for all of us! Here is a bit about something California is trying.

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This Film Should Be Seen By The Entire World

This Film Should Be Seen By The Entire World | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
You will not believe your eyes.
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Wow! Behavior and human choices matter in ways we rarely see.

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Chesapeake Appalachia settles federal water pollution charges - Oil ...

Chesapeake Appalachia settles federal water pollution charges - Oil ... | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A Chesapeake Energy Corp. subsidiary agreed to spend $6.5 million to restore 27 sites damaged by unauthorized discharges of fill material into streams and wetlands at its West Virginia natural gas production sites to settle ...
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NYC turns world’s biggest landfill into solar park - Renewable Energy - Articles - Environment News

NYC turns world’s biggest landfill into solar park - Renewable Energy - Articles - Environment News | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The plan was announced Nov. 25 by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Parks Commissioner Veronica White, Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty, and Director of Long-Term Planning and Stability Sergej Mahnovski. Soon Fresh Kills will be the site of the lar...
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Here is a super idea about what to do with an old landfill full of unwanted items.

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Lights out for 60- and 40-watt incandescent bul...

Lights out for 60- and 40-watt incandescent bul... | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Say goodbye to the old-style light bulb.On Wednesday, it will become illegal to manufacture or import 60- and 40-watt incandescent bulbs because of federally mandated efficiency standards signed into law in 2007 by then-President George W.
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Out with the old....and carefully dispose of the new.

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USDA reopens comment period for genetically modified apple - Agri-Pulse

USDA reopens comment period for genetically modified apple - Agri-Pulse | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
USDA reopens comment period for genetically modified apple
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WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2013 - A new year, a new chance for the public to comment on the controversial genetically engineered Arctic Apple.
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Here is our chance to weigh in on GM apples. Don't miss your chance. I had nearly stopped eating apples before I realized that even the traditional chemicals on conventional apples caused me trouble when I ate them...like always an itchy mouth...but I stopped  eating apples without someone close by the day I had an itchy mouth then couldn't breath for a while. I have hardly any reaction to organic and now eat apples again. GM will mean no apples if they are not clearly identified. I already need to know what the conventional ones have on them and think all this stuff should be identified.

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Mexico Bans GMO Corn Growth

Mexico Bans GMO Corn Growth | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Yet another nation has joined against the planting of Monsanto’s genetically modified creations, with a Mexican judge launching a complete ban on the growth of GMO corn field trials that were planned to move forward.
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Wow this would surely be a blow to Monsanto.

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Unease among Brazil′s farmers as Congress votes on GM terminator seeds

Unease among Brazil′s farmers as Congress votes on GM terminator seeds | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Environmentalists warn approval could shatter global agreement not to use technology, with devastating repercussions ($.Unease among Brazil′s farmers as Congress votes on GM terminator seeds http://t.co/JOOHUiBg1I)...
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Not good news for nature!

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First Greenpeace activist leaves Russia

First Greenpeace activist leaves Russia | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The first of 30 Greenpeace activists arrested after a protest over Arctic oil drilling has left Russia, the environmental group said on Thursday, with all expected to get clearance to (RT @iamspooky2: First #Greenpeace activist ...
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When doctors prescribe books to heal the mind - Boston Globe

When doctors prescribe books to heal the mind - Boston Globe | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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When doctors prescribe books to heal the mind
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As radio, TV, gaming, and eventually the Internet began to compete with books, though, fiction-reading came to look wholesome by comparison.
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Food for the brain with might with depression. 

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Why Organic Cotton Is Better

Why Organic Cotton Is Better | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Three percent of the world’s farmland goes to cotton crops. Conventionally grown cotton is very harmful to the environment, though, and accounts for much of the pesticide pollution.
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What's the difference between organic and conventional or GMO when it is all harvested?

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This Bench Looks Life A Sofa, But It's Secretly Collecting Water

This Bench Looks Life A Sofa, But It's Secretly Collecting Water | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The Water Bench is modeled after the classic 18th-century Chesterfield sofa but while it sits outside in Mumbai it's also storing 1000 liters of water... (This bench looks like a sofa, but it's secretly collecting water.
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Great design answer to water needs! Wouldn't it be great for watering gardens all over the world as well?

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Make First World Problems Our Last Concern

Make First World Problems Our Last Concern | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Share this and other #firstworld problems http://t.co/XzpbkX6fNE Clean @water saves lives. http://t.co/xNKcNGqNcE
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CHILDRENEvery 21 seconds, a child dies from a water-related illnessWOMENWomen spend 200 million hours a day collecting waterWATERMore than 2.5x more people lack water than live in the United StatesDISEASEThe majority of illness is caused by fecal matterSANITATIONMore people have a mobile than a toilet 
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Cancer Cannot Survive in an Oxygenated Alkaline Environment

Cancer Cannot Survive in an Oxygenated Alkaline Environment | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
In 1931, Dr. Otto Warburg won the Nobel Prize for his work confirming that cancer cells convert from using oxygen for their respiration needs to  fermenting glucose.  He stated, “the prime cause of...
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Old award winning ideas about cancer.

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Special: In Organic We Trust | Link TV

Special: In Organic We Trust | Link TV | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
We can no longer stomach our food system. It's killing more and more Americans and costing billions in healthcare. 78% of Americans eat organic food, because they think it's healthier. But is organic really better for us or just a marketing scam?
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Link TV is worth anyone's time to watch and thier money to support.

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Senators 'Deeply Concerned' Over Science Provision In Farm Bill

Senators 'Deeply Concerned' Over Science Provision In Farm Bill | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON –- The way government agencies deal with science is under attack thanks to a provision tucked into the sweeping federal farm bill, 13 Democratic Senators argued in a letter sent Friday to Agriculture Committee leaders.
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Here is a new development worth getting involved with!

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