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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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Organic farmers sue Monsanto on GM-seeds

Organic farmers sue Monsanto on GM-seeds | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The US Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association has filed a class action law suit against Monsanto, which manufactures most of the world's genetically modified seeds and pollens.
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Eventually this will make a difference.

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'Pink slime' returns to school lunches

'Pink slime' returns to school lunches | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Kids are going back to school and so is the ground beef filler dubbed "pink slime."
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Know your food chain.

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Top Five GMO Failures - The Epoch Times

Top Five GMO Failures - The Epoch Times | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
GMO versions of corn, soy, canola, and others have proven wildly successful in American agriculture, but the industry also has a history of franken-failures.
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GMO oranges are coming next. 

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U.S. approves purchase of Smithfield

U.S. approves purchase of Smithfield | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The merger joins the world's largest pork company with China's biggest pork producer.
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Really? How does this happen? Do you think we should buy China's biggest solar company? Do you think they would sell it? For years capitailisitc countries have sent people to die fighting off communism only to find capitalism has a permanent for sale sign in its yard anyway and that all the fighting was all done so corporate America could hold all their cookies until a better bid came in. We need to wise up.

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Naomi Klein: Green groups may be more damaging than climate change deniers

Naomi Klein: Green groups may be more damaging than climate change deniers | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

I think there is a very deep denialism in the environmental movement among the Big Green groups. And to be very honest with you, I think it’s been more damaging than the right-wing denialism in terms of how much ground we’ve lost. Because it has steered us in directions that have yielded very poor results....


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Naomie Klein has tremendous insight whenever she shares her thoughts it is worth it to listen.

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Michael Charney's curator insight, September 5, 2013 9:01 AM

One of the left's darlings dares iconoclastic thinking; I wonder if we can expect any backlash, the result of typically arrogant cognitive biases... Should be interesting.... (Personally, I think she's brilliant!) MC

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Native forest sector hiding from the truth | theage.com.au

Native forest sector hiding from the truth | theage.com.au | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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The thing I wonder about is once they cut the wood they have to wait years to grow more to sell. They are paid not to cut it over and over .....It might be cheaper for the people to just buy them out and keep everything  as a wildlife reserve and hire loggers to manage the reserve. Trees that filter air and natural environments are critical for life....

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Cob Cottage Company and the Laughing House in Corquille, OR

A quick video tour of Cob Cottage Company, a natural building school based in an ecovillage in Coquille, Oregon. The Laughing House is featured.
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Browsing through homemade DIY or DIY with friends house building options and ran across this video. Enjoy...I'm have some questions about the safety of that wooden stove top container. I think a metal smith designer more than a woodworker would have been a better idea for stove top enclosures.

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Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening (Video)

Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening (Video) | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Can't afford a glass greenhouse? Check out how to build your own underground greenhouse for cheaper and for growing veggies 365 days a year, even in cold climates.
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This is a better link for the underground greenhouse for 300 dollars.

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Holy Sh-t! Without Saying a Word This 6 Minute Short Film Will Make You Speechless

Holy Sh-t! Without Saying a Word This 6 Minute Short Film Will Make You Speechless | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Can you put this video into words? It's a clip from the phenomenal documentary Samsara, directed by Ron Fricke, who also made Baraka.
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If this short film isn't fake it makes one of the saddest statements ever.

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Washington State Supreme Court Decision Confirms Approval of Whistling Ridge Wind Farm | Business Wire

Washington State Supreme Court Decision Confirms Approval of Whistling Ridge Wind Farm | Business Wire | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A decision by the Washington State Supreme Court will allow development of a controversial wind farm on private timberland overlooking the Columbia Ri (Washington State Supreme Court Decision Confirms Approval of Whistling Ridge Wind Farm
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Looks like Washington State is getting a new wind farm!

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Thousands dying of thirst on NHS: Watchdog forced to issue guidelines on giving patients water

Thousands dying of thirst on NHS: Watchdog forced to issue guidelines on giving patients water | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
NHS officials have calculated up to 42,000 deaths a year would be avoided if staff ensured patients had enough to drink and carried out simple tests.
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This is something most don't think about in a hospital.

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A swim through Jellyfish Lake, Palau – video

A swim through Jellyfish Lake, Palau – video | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
This Micronesian island is home to five marine lakes that contain Mastigias papua, the golden jellyfish (A swim through Jellyfish Lake, Palau: This Micronesian island is home to five marine lakes that contain Mastig...
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I thought the idea of swimming with these amazing creatures sounds awesome... as long as you don't get stung.

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Evidence of Internal Moon Water Found - Universe Today

Evidence of Internal Moon Water Found - Universe Today | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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Scientists have detected magmatic water — water that originates from deep within the Moon's interior — on the surface of the Moon.
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Food Insecurity Grows As House Weighs Food Stamp Cuts

Food Insecurity Grows As House Weighs Food Stamp Cuts | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A growing percentage of Americans are struggling to put food on the table, but that's not stopping the House of Representatives from considering drastic cuts to the nation's food stamp program.
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This is a awful time to makes cuts to family food assistance.

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Drought Helped Spark Syria's Civil War -- Is it One of Many Climate Wars to Come? | Connecting the Dots, Q&A, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com

Drought Helped Spark Syria's Civil War -- Is it One of Many Climate Wars to Come? | Connecting the Dots, Q&A, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A devastating drought played a significant role in sparking Syria's civil war. Is it a harbinger of future climate change-related conflicts?
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Here is a very thorough look at the way Climate Change can impact the stability of communities and the rest of the world. I do think Syria is largely about the majority of people seeking more control over their own future.

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David Yates's curator insight, September 17, 2013 1:46 PM

Droughts have long played a pivotol role in community unrest and civil wars, leading to regional insecurity and conflict. They are no mask for dictatorships but droughts place unimaginable stresses on humanity.

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Caribbean Water Supplies Severely Threatened By Climate Change, Scientists ... - Huffington Post

Caribbean Water Supplies Severely Threatened By Climate Change, Scientists ... - Huffington Post | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Caribbean Water Supplies Severely Threatened By Climate Change, Scientists ...
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Rising sea levels could contaminate supplies of fresh water and changing climate patterns could result in less rain to supply reservoirs in the coming decades, scientists and officials warned at a conference in St. Lucia this week.

 
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Giant sinkhole swallows trees in Assumption Parish, Louisiana - Truthloader

Giant sinkhole swallows trees in Assumption Parish, Louisiana - Truthloader | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Since August 2012, a giant sinkhole belching oil and gas has been growing in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Over 350 people have since been ordered to leave t...
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This video speaks for itself.....

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Seeds of Freedom

A landmark film narrated by Jeremy Irons. Find out more at seedsoffreedom.info The story of seed has become one of loss, control, dependence and debt. It's b... (GM business is such a dirty, dirty business...
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Great Film! I agree with this comment and couldn't say it better!

 

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macdjake 6 months ago

If you care even a little bit about this issue, you know that this affects you, me, our families - everyone. Whether you eat genetically modified food or not. It affects our society, our cultures, our economy, our health, soil, air and our mentality. This video should be shared amongst every platform of social media you use, shared with friends and family. This is something that is only getting worse as time goes on and only people like us can slow it down. THUMBS UP to spread the word.

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David Yates's curator insight, September 17, 2013 2:03 PM

Food for thought ....

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Video | Liquid Ivory | Link TV

Video | Liquid Ivory | Link TV | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The world's most endangered elephant may soon become extinct.
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Just 2,500 Sumatran elephants remain but as their last great forest habitat is being logged at a feverish pace to make way for palm oil plantations, elephants are pushed into conflict with local people. The Ecologist reports.....

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Earth Dome Home How to Digeridoo

Newest Version with music How To Make Earth d Domes by Jennifer Zappey. Jennifer plays her didgeridoo and sings. Features Drew Carrey building domes.
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Thought this might interest those who may build a home in the future. These domes houses seem lovely and functional and allow attractive building at low cost for people with limited or no housing available to them and on a grander scale to those that want and can afford unique homes as well.

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$300 underground greenhouse grows produce year-round, even in severe climates

$300 underground greenhouse grows produce year-round, even in severe climates | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
$300 underground greenhouse grows produce year-round, even in severe climates
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How would you like an affordable year round green house? Here are the instructions on how this works. There is a link to a do-it-yourself manual on the page as well.

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The oceans are acidifying at the fastest rate in 300 million years. How worried should we be?

The oceans are acidifying at the fastest rate in 300 million years. How worried should we be? | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
It's a question marine experts have been racing to get a handle on in recent years. Here's what they've found. (RT @ezraklein: The oceans are acidifying at the fastest rate in 300 million years. How worried should we be?
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This is worth our time to read and think about. Many say let it ride and wait and see, butt what do youn think?

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Blood Worms Invade Okla. Town's Water Supply - ABC News

Blood Worms Invade Okla. Town's Water Supply - ABC News | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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Blood Worms Invade Okla. Town's Water Supply
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The discovery of blood worms in a small Oklahoma town's water supply has forced a “do not drink” order as well as a school closure through Labor Day.
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This was in the news today!....Yuk!

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Measles-like virus linked to dolphin deaths along US east coast

Measles-like virus linked to dolphin deaths along US east coast | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Experts have tentatively attributed the 333 deaths to cetacean morbillivirus, and say the outbreak could last until 2014 (Measles-like virus linked to dolphin deaths along US east coast http://t.co/qEZKqsXdy8)...
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Many have been following recent numbers of dolphin deaths. Here's the latest on what is thought to be happening.

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How to Read a Food Label

How to Read a Food Label | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Like many health-concious shoppers, it takes me a little longer in the grocery store than you might imagine. Coupons? Check. Thoroughly inspect every square inch of produce? On it. Wrangle an 11-month-old?
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This looked helpful!

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