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Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) - Myths and Truths

The information is based on the new report "GMO Myths and Truths" by EarthOpenSource.org. You can find more information here: http://earthopensource.org/inde...
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I Stand with Farmers vs. Monsanto

On January 31, 2012, 55 farmers and plaintiffs traveled to Manhattan to hear oral arguments regarding Monsanto's motion to dismiss their lawsuit, Organic See...
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End Monsanto's campaign of fear, harassment and intimidation of America's farmers - Stand up for Family Farmer's right to protect their property and the food they grow from genetic contamination.

End Monsanto's campaign of fear, harassment and intimidation of America's farmers - Stand up for Family Farmer's right to protect their property and the food they grow from genetic contamination. | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

End Monsanto's campaign of fear, harassment & intimidation of America's farmers - Stand up for Family Farm 

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Maine farmer heads group
challenging genetics giant | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Maine farmer heads group<br/>challenging genetics giant | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A fight to maintain consumer choice and farm independence has landed Maine farmer Jim Gerritsen on Utne Reader's list of
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It's In The Books: 2012 Was Warmest Year On Record For Lower 48 States : NPR

It's In The Books: 2012 Was Warmest Year On Record For Lower 48 States : NPR | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Across the nation, the average temperature last year was 55.3 degrees. That's 3.2 degrees above the average of the previous century and 1 degree above the previous record, set in 1998.
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Farm Bill Critics Claim Partial Victory Despite Stalemate

Farm Bill Critics Claim Partial Victory Despite Stalemate | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Payments to farmers survived in the latest extension of the farm bill. But not all of the groups that argued for the end of the subsidies see this as a loss. They've just been given nine more months to make their case to Congress.
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Canada: A green giant on the prowl | Corporate Knights

Canada: A green giant on the prowl | Corporate Knights | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

Siemens Canada, the subsidiary of Germany-based Siemens AG, has been building up its presence in this country since 1912. It received its federal charter to operate 100 years ago, the same year the first Calgary Stampede was held. The company maintains a diverse portfolio ranging from energy to health care, but has been particularly active in Canada’s clean technology sector over the past year, led by its $440-million takeover of Vaughan, Ont.-based success story RuggedCom.

 

Robert Hardt, chief executive of Siemens Canada, said the company is constantly monitoring developments on the domestic cleantech scene. “It’s vital for us to have this network in place where we have an ongoing dialogue with these fast-growing companies to stay constantly informed of their activities,” he told Corporate Knights in an interview. “We can then decide the optimal time to enter into a partnership or, to take it a step further, an acquisition.”

 

Siemens sees smaller start-ups as especially valuable because of their ability to quickly bring new, innovative products to market. With its established global distribution network, it can harness these products and introduce them to a broader audience.

 

Always looking to stay competitive with GE and other large corporations that are leading the market for smart grid technology, Siemens had been keeping a watchful eye as RuggedCom grew to be the world leader in rugged communications networking technology.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Will Obama Fulfill His 2007 Promise to Label GMOs?

Will Obama Fulfill His 2007 Promise to Label GMOs? | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Back in 2007, Obama promised 'immediate' GMO labeling to 'let folks know' if they are consuming GMOs.
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Group Calls on South Africa to Ban Monsanto's GMO Corn

Group Calls on South Africa to Ban Monsanto's GMO Corn | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
South Africa may soon be the latest to enact a ban on Monsanto's GMO corn that was recently linked to tumor development and organ damage in rats.
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Labeling GMOs Won’t Stall Monsanto - Ban on GMOs may be Required

Labeling GMOs Won’t Stall Monsanto - Ban on GMOs may be Required | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Labeling of GMOs is a step in the right direction, but it isn't enough. GMO and organic can not co-exist; a ban may be the only solution.
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From today, packaged food will have ‘GM’ label

From today, packaged food will have ‘GM’ label | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Consumer Affairs Ministry notification 19 covers biscuits, bread, cereals
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The Greek island of old age

The Greek island of old age | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The inhabitants of a small Greek island live on average 10 years longer than the rest of western Europe. So what's the secret to long life in Ikaria?

Via Maria Nunzia @Varvera
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A Culture Separated from Nature | Biodiversity IS Life -- Conservation,Ecosystems,Wildlife,Rivers,Water,Forests

A Culture Separated from Nature | Biodiversity IS Life -- Conservation,Ecosystems,Wildlife,Rivers,Water,Forests | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
January 6, 2013 - Nation of Change The United States comes from a long tradition of cultural values that are based on the idea of separation from nature. Nature is something to overcome, to be controlled....
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Controlling Our Food | A Documentary On Genetically Modified Foods GMO's

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Equal Exchange - Stand With Small Farmers

Equal Exchange - Stand With Small Farmers | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Fair Trade Coffee, Chocolate, Tea, Almonds, Olive Oil, Bananas and gifts from the leader in Fair Trade since 1986
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Is Sugar to Blame for the Obesity Epidemic?

Is Sugar to Blame for the Obesity Epidemic? | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A new book by Dr. Robert Lustig calls on government regulation of sugar in order to reduce the obesity crisis.
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Beijing tap water getting worse: expert|Life|chinadaily.com.cn

Beijing tap water getting worse: expert|Life|chinadaily.com.cn | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Old treatment methods not working on smaller unhealthy compounds
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NOAA: 2012 was hottest ever in U.S.

NOAA: 2012 was hottest ever in U.S. | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Government researchers say there's no doubt: Climate change is turning up the heat.
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Australia adds new colour to temperature maps as heat soars

Australia adds new colour to temperature maps as heat soars | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Damian Carrington: Forecast temperatures are so extreme that the Bureau of Meteorology has had to add a new colour to its scale. It is a sign of things to come

Via Maria Nunzia @Varvera
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Russia Bans Use and Import of Monsanto's GMO Corn Following Study

Russia Bans Use and Import of Monsanto's GMO Corn Following Study | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Russia's premiere consumers rights organization has suspended both the importation and use of Monsanto's GMO corn within the nation's borders.
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EU Food Safety Agency: Please Stop Performing GMO Research

EU Food Safety Agency: Please Stop Performing GMO Research | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The EU food safety agency has stated that no more studies should be performed on Monsanto's GMOs as they are perfectly safe coinciding with WikiLeaks documents that show Monsanto's deep political influence on an international level.
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"After all, WikiLeaks has revealed that Monsanto literally has enough political pull to have major United States politicians threaten ‘military-style’ trade wars against nations that reject GMOs.

Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/eu-food-safety-agency-please-stop-performing-gmo-research/#ixzz2HROdn9UN";

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Citizens Call for GMO Labeling in Washington

Citizens Call for GMO Labeling in Washington | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The "Label it Wa" GMO labeling campaign in Washington has already gained 350,000 signatures. The bill represents yet another stand for our right to know.
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To require persons who seek to retain seed harvested from the planting of patented seeds to register with the Secretary of Agriculture and pay fees set by the Secretary for retaining such seed, and...

H.R. 193. In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in the U.S. Congress.
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Lichens Do Not Age

Lichens Do Not Age | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
One Harvard scientist hopes to find clues to immortality by studying lichens, the frilly, crusty green growths that appear on rock walls, tombstones and old trees (RT @rsamanya: We'll need to revise our #biology txtbooks soon - Lichens Do Not...
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