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Florida Sues Georgia Over Water Dispute

Florida Sues Georgia Over Water Dispute | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed a lawsuit against the state of Georgia this week after a long-running dispute over water consumption.

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This may be happening far more in the future. What is going on with water matters to people all over the world and is worth our attention.

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Roundup Ready Soybean - RedOrbit

Roundup Ready Soybean - RedOrbit | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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These amino acids are referred to as “essential” due to the fact that animals cannot make them; only plants and micro-organisms can make them and animals acquire them by consuming plants.
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Here is some info on what is going on with our soybeans.

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The new industrial revolution: Manmade meat

The new industrial revolution: Manmade meat | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Industrial innovations, such as the lab grown burger, have the potential to drive human development whilst also protecting the environment, says Dr Patrick Haid.
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The all  powerful modern man!

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Monsanto May Give GMO Activists a Hard Time - Motley Fool

Monsanto May Give GMO Activists a Hard Time - Motley Fool | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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Revenue in the months between June and August is primarily driven by international markets, especially Latin America.
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What the world will do for a buck!

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MIT Study Finds 200,000 Die in U.S. from Pollution Each Year

MIT Study Finds 200,000 Die in U.S. from Pollution Each Year | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
(NaturalSociety) Pollution is bad for the environment, bad for the soil, bad for animals, and bad for people.
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This is meaningful because it is a serious research study about the health effects of pollution.

 

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Published in Atmospheric Environment, the study looked at pollution from 6 different emission sectors: road transportation, marine transportation, electric power generation, rail transportation, industry, and commercial and residential sources (heating and cooling, etc.).

Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/study-200000-die-u-s-pollution-annually/#ixzz2gNHlEw67 ;
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Indonesian Island Goes Renewable | newmatilda.com

Indonesian Island Goes Renewable | newmatilda.com | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
When the sun sets on the remote Indonesian island of Sumba, nearly half the population is plunged into darkness. Rambu Cinta, 37, has lived without electricity for most of her life.
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We really shouldn't let 3rd world countries out do us in going green.

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a review of SuperFuel: Thorium, the Green Energy Source for the Future

a review of SuperFuel: Thorium, the Green Energy Source for the Future | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
What would we do if we could find a fuel that was abundant, clean, and safe? Unfortunately it seems we would shun its use for decades, largely so we could build nuclear submarines and increase our stockpile of nuclear weapons.
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This really might be a serious answer for future fuel! Read all about it! Here's one article just to get you thinking about Thorium.....

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Global Warming About to Claim Three Quarters of a Billion People

Global Warming About to Claim Three Quarters of a Billion People | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Three quarters of a billion people will almost certainly run low on water in just the regions who's rivers are supplied with water from the glaciers in the Himalayas.
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I couldn't say this better....

 

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And that's how many people, within the next 22 years, will almost certainly run low on water – a necessity of life – in just the regions whose rivers are supplied with water from the glaciers in the Himalayas.

 

To put that in perspective, 750 million people is more than twice the current population of United States. It's about the population of all of Europe. In the year 1900 there were only 500 million people on the entire planet. Seven hundred fifty million people is a lot of people.

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Anti-GMO labeling backers contribute big bucks to defeat Washington initiative - OregonLive.com

Anti-GMO labeling backers contribute big bucks to defeat Washington initiative - OregonLive.com | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Anti-GMO labeling backers contribute big bucks to defeat Washington initiative OregonLive.com An initiative to require labeling of genetically modified foods is kicking up a lot of attention in Washington state with about a month to go before...
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We all all hopng and very many are praying as well that Oregon will not let the money win them over. Labeling is the honest and right thing to do.

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Peasant Farming, Food Security and Agroecology | Global Research

Peasant Farming, Food Security and Agroecology | Global Research | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
La Vía Campesina, GRAIN and ETC welcome a new UNCTAD report which states that farming in rich and poor nations alike should shift from monoculture towards greater varieties of crops, reduced use of fertilizers and other ...
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The way of the future is to return to traditions sometimes, even when it comes to modern farming.

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A summer off the grid - University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily

A summer off the grid - University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A summer off the grid University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily Partridge spent her summer working off the grid in Panama as an intern with Kalu Yala Independent Study Abroad and Entrepreneurial Internships, living entirely off the land she helped...
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This would be nice, though I know some areas can last off the grid easier than others. Of course for thousands of years there was no grid and that is hard to think of these days. I'm hoping people discover more and more ways to live more independent of the grid and still live with the best of what is modern and helpful, while holding on and passing on traditions and skills that were learned over centuries and we seem to be losing..

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U.S. House votes to extend Monsanto rider on GM crops | Reuters

* Rider is contained in short-term spending bill* Consumer groups decry corporate earmark* Opponents ask Senate to strip out GM riderWASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. House ofRepresentatives
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Best reason to put brand new faces in the House of Representatives I've seen so far.

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Food Companies Scrutinized Amid GMO Controversy

The Motley Fool - As consumers seem to be shifting toward more natural alternatives, state governments mull over a proposal to require the labeling of genetically modified foods.
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This is good news! Our buying choices may push change.

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Bring Transition Town-style Sharing to your Community

Bring Transition Town-style Sharing to your Community | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

Inspired by the idea of building resilience around local, grassroots economies in response to peak oil and climate change, the transition movement has evolved into a global network of cities, towns, and neighborhoods that self-organize around the principles not only of reducing CO2 emissions but doing it by fostering happy, healthy, and creative communities.


Via jean lievens
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Wonderful idea! Please take a moment to be inspired

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Do You Know What's Really In Your Tea?

Do You Know What's Really In Your Tea? | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Do You Know What's Really In Your Tea? Find Out What Ingredients Are Really In Your Cup Of Tea - A Full Investigation Of The Most Popular Tea Brands
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What's in our food matters!

 

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"What I’m about to share with you totally rocked my world forever and I’ll never look at tea in the same way again. Do you really want to know what’s in your tea?"…Then read on.

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Antibacterial soap pollutes rivers, adds to bacterial resistance

Antibacterial soap pollutes rivers, adds to bacterial resistance | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Antibacterial soap pollutes rivers, adds to bacterial resistance (New highly resistant strains of bacteria are showing up in urban water sources and regional streams and rivers....
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Not a step in the right direction here.

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There are advantages to global warming, says Environment Minister

There are advantages to global warming, says Environment Minister | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Owen Paterson, secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs, says effects of global warming not all negative (UK Environment minister Patterson says climate change isn't a bad thing!
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Here is an upbeat look at climate change for those that just can't see that it might be a bad thing for the water source disappearing for the use of millions of people that get water from glazers melting.  They have water only because the glazers stay to grow and melt each year.

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Research Finds Flaxseeds to Greatly Benefit Type 1 Diabetes Sufferers

Research Finds Flaxseeds to Greatly Benefit Type 1 Diabetes Sufferers | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
We know that there are numerous solutions for Type 2 diabetes, such as alteration diet and exercising, but what about  Type 1 diabetes?
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All I know is that the Indian restaurant I go to has scoops of tiny candy coated liquorish and flax seeds and that it taste refreshing. So try flaxseeds and enjoy!

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In Wake Of Colo. Floods, A Scramble To Clean Up Spilled Oil

In Wake Of Colo. Floods, A Scramble To Clean Up Spilled Oil | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Colorado's recent floods caused more than 37,000 gallons of oil to spill into or near rivers.
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I really don't think the major media sources have focused on this oil spill event much at all. They should be keeping everyone aware of all of the aspects of the flooding that impact lives.

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Warning: 100-year climate disasters every 100 days Paul B. Farrell

Warning: 100-year climate disasters every 100 days Paul B. Farrell | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

"In today’s high-tech, big-data, science-driven capitalism, insurers can’t make money using century-old, seat-of-the-pants, hand-me-down, 100-year-disaster recurrence formulas that no longer reflect the 21st century’s accelerating trends. The truth is, so-called 100-year disasters are often repeating about as fast as every 100-days.

 

Starting now, climate-science deniers can babble all they want — Big Oil, Koch Brothers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, lobbyists and extremist politicians — all those climate-denying Luddites can rant and rave all they want about their myopic ideologies, unprincipled obstructionism, underlying greed, and tout their made-up scientific reports. They can pay off academicians to write articles and make speeches to cast doubt on legitimate climate-change science. And they can buy all the national ads they want to degrade climate activists like Greenpeace, Tom Steyer, Bill McKibben and his 350.org global army fighting to stop the Keystone XL pipeline from polluting America.

 

But soon, all the science-deniers’ noise won’t matter much. And no new climate-science legislation will be needed ... No grand bipartisan political bargain will be necessary ... No long, drawn out, costly lobbying efforts called for ... No new worldwide campaigns to support climate change ... in the future, insurance costs will be based on real climate science."

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Wel,l here is another stamp of acceptance of the idea of climate change from an industry no one tried to enlist to support the idea of climate change.

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GMO corn farmers in debt - Inquirer.net

GMO corn farmers in debt - Inquirer.net | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
GMO corn farmers in debt
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Bt stands for Bacillus thuringiensis, the donor organism in the genetically modified plants. The protestors were ...
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Great Article!

 

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Dr. Chito Medina, Masipag national coordinator, says in the book’s foreword: “Promoters of GM crops always recite a litany of benefits including better yield, use of less pesticides, (being) less labor-intensive and improved income of farmers despite lack of sufficient evidence.” These supposed benefits are promoted without consideration for other socio-economic factors, he added. And while evidence of the adverse effects of GMOs on health and the environment are accumulating, data on the socio-economic impact of GMOs are rarely and dramatically laid bare, he stressed.

Read more: http://opinion.inquirer.net/61977/gmo-corn-farmers-in-debt#ixzz2fxkNanbz ;
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Activists Score Major Victory in Senate Against Monsanto Protection Act as Senate Removes from Spending Bill

Activists Score Major Victory in Senate Against Monsanto Protection Act as Senate Removes from Spending Bill | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Activists Score Major Victory in Senate Against Monsanto Protection Act

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Senate Removes Law Protecting GMO Crops From Court Authority From Spending Bill




WASHINGTON, DC -- Food Democracy Now!
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Yea! Our voices can make a difference if we bring enough of them together for the right reasons. Make no mistake... this is just one step and we have to keep watching all the others carefully.

 

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“This is a major victory for the food movement and all those who care about openness and transparency in their government,” said Dave Murphy, founder an executive director of Food Democracy Now!, a grassroots movement of more than 650,000 farmers and citizens that led the charge against the secret rider for the past year. “And a sign that our voices can make the difference when we are effectively organized.” The Monsanto Protection Act (section 735), a provision that circumvents court authority to stop the planting and cultivation of GMO crops, was set to expire at the end of September, but its inclusion in Continuing Resolution (HJ.Res.59) by House Republicans, which passed by a vote of 230-189, would have kept the provision as law through the end of the year. But last night, Senator Mikulski, responding to the tens of thousands of phone calls from outraged citizens around the country, announced she would remove the Monsanto Protection Act from the Senate's version of the continuing resolution.
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US and India Have Historic Opportunity to Fight Climate Change Together | Frances Beinecke's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

US and India Have Historic Opportunity to Fight Climate Change Together | Frances Beinecke's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
President Obama will host Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House next week. The United States and India have benefited from combined efforts to address issues from national security to climate change.
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Maybe they will put their efforts together on this one at least a little bit better.

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Coffee Can Replace Plant Fertilizer, Deodorizer And More

Coffee Can Replace Plant Fertilizer, Deodorizer And More | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
It's safe to say the morning doesn't start until we've had our cup of coffee. And we imagine this is true for most of you. But this little treat can do a lot more than just perk up your day.
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Great uses for coffee!

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EPA Chief on Coal, Climate Denial, and the Red Sox - Mother Jones

EPA Chief on Coal, Climate Denial, and the Red Sox
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And we think that our rule can help stimulate technology, growth, and innovation, bring those costs down, and allow coal a more stable opportunity to continue to be invested in.
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Good to know what those in policy shaping roles think.

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