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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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Panel links underwater mapping sonar to whale stranding for first time

Panel links underwater mapping sonar to whale stranding for first time | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
For the first time, a scientific panel says the sonar device is the “most plausible” cause of 2008 stranding.
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The oil companies say this  is not so.

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GMO OMG documentary on Chemical Food Conspiracy w/ Jeremy Seifert

GMO OMG is the documentary about GMO foods and the truth about the food industry, and filmmaker Jeremy Seifert chronicles his story as a dad on a mission to ...
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Look for GMO OMG somewhere in a indie film group near you. There are many showings in October around the country.

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Saving the Arctic is environmentalism's biggest challenge yet

Saving the Arctic is environmentalism's biggest challenge yet | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
John Sauven: Greenpeace needs the support of millions if it is to save the Arctic from destruction by the oil industry (Saving the Arctic is environmentalism's biggest challenge yet | John Sauven http://t.co/P80l5LA1Ih)...
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Here is more on concerns over the Arctic.

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Guess Which Genetically Modified Bugs are Getting Released Now

Guess Which Genetically Modified Bugs are Getting Released Now | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
by ARJUN WALIA Collective-Evolution Thousands of Genetically Modified (GM) insects developed by British scientists are set to be released into fields across Europe as an alternative to chemical pesticides.
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Meet your new man made bugs! The terminator bugs intended to do in the natural 6 legged snackers of certain plants.

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Monsanto Environmental Pollution

Monsanto Environmental Pollution | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Monsanto is poisoning our planet and polluting our environment with GMOs, petrochemical fertilizers, agent orange herbicides, DDT pesticides, dioxin, PCBs. Monsanto RoundUp kills anything organic leaving only Round-Up Ready GMOs to eat.
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This company seems to have produced more damaging materials in the name of helping men than it has created anything safe to the living. 

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Bees Dying By The Millions As Colony Collapse Accelerates

Bees Dying By The Millions As Colony Collapse Accelerates | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Beekeepers are reporting more bee deaths than ever this season, and some regulators are finally recognizing the culprit that seems to be responsible.

Via The Planetary Archives / San Francisco, California
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More on bee watching. We need on move faster on this.

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The Aquaculturists: 03/10/13: Fish farm in a shipping container; ocean acidification in the rise; MSC worker wins student prize

The Aquaculturists: 03/10/13: Fish farm in a shipping container; ocean acidification in the rise; MSC worker wins student prize | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

In terms of farmed species, increased ocean acidification poses greatest threat to shellfish because a rise in water acidity can weaken shells.


Via Perendale Publishers (Tuti Tan), Jocelyn Stoller, SustainOurEarth
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New ways of farming fish are being explored this is about one of those new ways. WATER MATTERS!

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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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Equip Yourself To Deflect Obamacare Attacks

Equip Yourself To Deflect Obamacare Attacks | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Healthcare exchanges (Obamacare) open on October 1st, 2013. The Right Wing Tea Party Republican misinformation and lying campaign is already in high gear.
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Here is a link to check out Obamacare plans.

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Here is a link to check out Obamacare plans.

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Playing Chicken With Food Safety | Eye on ALEC, On Democracy, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com

Playing Chicken With Food Safety | Eye on ALEC, On Democracy, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
ALEC is pushing the USDA to relax regulations on food safety that keep us from getting sick.
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US Department of Agriculture wants to put into effect – bad rules that would transfer much of the work inspecting pork and chicken and turkey meat from trained government inspectors to the processing companies themselves. Talk about putting the fox in the henhouse!

 

The revised regulations also call for a substantial speeding up of the disassembly line along which workers use sharp knives and often painful, repetitive hand motions to cut up and clean carcasses of dirt, blood and other contaminants that can cause infection and sickness. Not only will this increase in speed – by 25 percent or more — raise the chance of injury, it makes it easier to miss anything wrong – even deadly — with the meat. To compensate for that, the rules also call for an increase in the use of antimicrobial chemicals sprayed on the meat — but those sprays may actually damage the health of the workers. Inspectors and meat packing employees.....

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KY: Kentucky Dept Fish and Wildlife -

KY: Kentucky Dept Fish and Wildlife - | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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Here is helpful info on starting a pond....just in case some other people besides us are thinking of doing that.

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Still rainbow, but more warrior: The latest Greenpeace protests mark a strategic change in its approach

Still rainbow, but more warrior: The latest Greenpeace protests mark a strategic change in its approach | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Almost 30 Greenpeace activists face up to 15 years in a Russian prison after protesting at an Arctic oil drilling rig.
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Greenpeace activists have always known they were putting each other in harms way. This newest endeavor came with a high price tag so far. We need groups like these that are willing to put it all out there to bring attention to possible harmful events happening to our environment.

 

We can help by not letting the activist hang out there all alone and ignored and forgottened. Letters or tweets to officials in Russia can let them know the whole world is watching and does not  plan to stop just because they lock up people that challenge the wisdom of the oil rigs in the Arctic.

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Meet Deborah Szekely, a 91-Year-Old Wellness Warrior

Meet Deborah Szekely, a 91-Year-Old Wellness Warrior | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The Atlantic
Organic food may be a fad of the 21st century, but Deborah Szekely, 91, has been organic farming since 1930.
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Healthy habits paid off for Deborah Szekely.

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Groundbreaking Report Calculates Damage Done by Fracking

Groundbreaking Report Calculates Damage Done by Fracking | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
As federal policy makers decide on rules for fracking on public lands, a new report calculates the toll of this dirty drilling on our environment, including 280 billion gallons of toxic wastewater generated by fracking in 2012 ...

Via Jocelyn Stoller
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Fracking is also something to keep our eye on and not forget to look at what is going on. Here is a report worth checking out.

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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.

Via Sylvain Rotillon
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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
Roundup Ready Soybean
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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
Monsanto May Give GMO Activists a Hard Time
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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 ;
Follow us: @naturalsociety on Twitter | NaturalSociety on Facebook

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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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