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Study: Being cautious with food allergies may do more harm than good - Dallas Morning News

Study: Being cautious with food allergies may do more harm than good - Dallas Morning News | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Dallas Morning News Study: Being cautious with food allergies may do more harm than good Dallas Morning News Throughout my professional career as a physician, I have always been taught to spare children exposure to allergenic foods such as peanuts,...
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Herbal Defluoridation of Drinking Water - Science Daily (press release)

Herbal Defluoridation of Drinking Water
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Mar. 5, 2013 — Researchers in India have developed a filter system based on a medicinal herb, which they say can quickly and easily remove "fluoride" from drinking water.
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Bellevue Brewing: food-friendly beers and decent pub food - The Seattle Times

Bellevue Brewing: food-friendly beers and decent pub food - The Seattle Times | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Bellevue Brewing: food-friendly beers and decent pub food
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The beer lineup here is more food-friendly than most breweries. A stellar, mild and balanced IPA isn't punch-in-the-face bitter, with subtle, woody notes.
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Building good balanced habits through modeling acceptable use of anything is always a great idea.

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Workers carry out radiation screening on a bus during the media tour of the ... - The Guardian

Workers carry out radiation screening on a bus during the media tour of the ... - The Guardian | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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Radiation levels in the abandoned communities near Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have fallen 40% in the past year.
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Mixing Oil and Water: Scenes From the Texas Oil Boom, Pt. 2 - National Geographic

Mixing Oil and Water: Scenes From the Texas Oil Boom, Pt. 2 - National Geographic | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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Anna Lappé & Food MythBusters -- Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world?

For more information, Sources & Citations, credits, and database of the research sources used: www.foodmyths.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/FoodMythBusters P...
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Bruce Kreitler: Concern for the environment includes our home and yard - ReporterNews.com

Bruce Kreitler: Concern for the environment includes our home and yard - ReporterNews.com | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Bruce Kreitler: Concern for the environment includes our home and yard
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With all of the attention “The Environment” gets lately, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that every little piece of land is its own microenvironment.
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House Agriculture Committee

House Agriculture Committee | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
In House Report 321 of August 5, 1856, the committee had this to say:

"Agriculture is the basis of...
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Obama’s Cabinet Picks Signal Climate-Change Focus

Obama’s Cabinet Picks Signal Climate-Change Focus | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The president’s energy and environment picks show an emphasis on climate change. (Obama’s Cabinet Picks Signal Climate-Change Focus: The president’s energy and environment picks show an emphas...
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3 Things To Know About Obama's Pick for EPA Chief

3 Things To Know About Obama's Pick for EPA Chief | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Wondering about McCarthy's pedigree and why enviros are so excited to see her head up the EPA? Here are three things you should know. (Time to bring this agency back to protecting the environment.
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Environment Agency - Five fined for shipping contaminated waste to Brazil

Environment Agency - Five fined for shipping contaminated waste to Brazil | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Five punished for shipping contaminated waste to Brazil (Five fined for shipping contaminated waste to Brazil: Sentencing hearing at Old Bailey brings biggest Environm...
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How Conservatives Manipulate Renewable Energy Standards

How Conservatives Manipulate Renewable Energy Standards | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
By Tiffany Germain and Matt Kasper As the Heartland Institute and the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, continue to target states’ renewable energy standard (RES) with their model legislation — the Electricity Freedom Act —...
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Arctic Death Spiral Bombshell: CryoSat-2 Confirms Sea Ice Volume Has Collapsed | ThinkProgress

Arctic Death Spiral Bombshell: CryoSat-2 Confirms Sea Ice Volume Has Collapsed | ThinkProgress | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The sharp drop in Arctic sea ice area has been matched by a harder-to-see, but equally sharp, drop in sea ice thickness. The combined result has been a collapse in total sea ice volume — to one fifth of its level in 1980.
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Food Front co-op expands to keep up with growing organic market - OregonLive.com

Food Front co-op expands to keep up with growing organic market - OregonLive.com | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Food Front co-op expands to keep up with growing organic market
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Water-Mapping Mission Takes Flight - LiveScience.com

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Water-Mapping Mission Takes Flight
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A mission to map Earth's water from space starts with a small passenger plane flying over California's Sacramento River.
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Junk food lovers may inherit addiction from mom | WGN-TV

Junk food lovers may inherit addiction from mom | WGN-TV | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Expectant moms who eat foods rich in sugar and fats may be putting their children at risk to become junk food addicts. In a study involving laboratory animal, Australian researchers found that when mothers eat junk food ...
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It appears that what mom's eat while pregnant may create cravings for these foods later.

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Why food riots are likely to become the new normal

Why food riots are likely to become the new normal | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed: The link between intensifying inequality, debt, climate change, fossil fuel dependency and the global food crisis is undeniable (RT @julijuxtaposed: "Why food riots are likely to become the new normal"
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This article mentions food and the Arab Spring. I do believe food is and will be an increasing issue. The Arab Spring was heavily based on the unemployment, under employment and low salaries of people. This largely affects the younger generation in Arabia just like many countries in Europe, Asia and North America as well. This too will be an increasing problem as technology, industrial farming  and the population expand. The Arabs just had less of a voice and demanded to change things to be heard. I'm sure we will see this also increase in Arab and other oppressed countries. People in the USA have a voice and often are too uninformed or apathetic to use their voice. Americans need to use their voice well right now because it appears as we watched the Occupy Street protest shut down with the fine coordination of a well tuned orchestra that America too may be well on it's way to oppression if the citizens don't push back early.

 

Many of Egypt’s young and those of many other countries too are having to live abroad for very low paying jobs and in those places they have even less of a voice in both countries when they are on guest work visas. They want to come home and have a job that pays a living. The military in many countries is yet another place many (and really most) go to find good employment. The military is increasingly less likely to hire large masses of soldiers unless the goal is to use them to oppress The country's own people. This is why China is adding more “police” and the USA it appears is building a large homeland security and constructing other deals that run outside of the traditional Rule of Law and the Constitution. There will soon be three new ways to shut down or use warrantless spying on Americans as they communicate over technology. This will be allowed without citizens realizing or being informed or giving consent to this warrantless investigation.

 

Food, water and healthy soil and air sustain all life.  It’s time we give added value to that and redistribute wealth as a reward for taking care of those things and each other, not controlling and owning them. That would involve a major do over of our value system but it seems the time has come we must make that change or see unrest and worse as a result of increased needs combined with oppression.

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Environment minister hopes for new oil and gas regulations by mid ...

Environment minister hopes for new oil and gas regulations by mid ... | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Environmental regulations for Canada's oil-and-gas sector are in their final stages, the environment minister said Tuesday.
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R6.5bn extra for Water Affairs | Africa Water-Sector News & NEPAD Southern African Network of Water Centres of Excellence

R6.5bn extra for Water Affairs | Africa Water-Sector News & NEPAD Southern African Network of Water Centres of Excellence | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
R6.5bn extra for Water Affairs - #Africa #Water http://t.co/lAaMN8JSLA
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How to measure environmental pressures from production and consumption? — European Environment Agency (EEA)

How to measure environmental pressures from production and consumption? — European Environment Agency (EEA) | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The consumption and production of goods and services is currently unsustainable in Europe, with ‘decoupling’ of environmental pressures from economic growth insufficient to date.
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Hastings, Lucas, Peterson Praise Federal Court Ruling on NOAA’s Salmon Opinion | Committee on Agriculture

 

 

"WASHINGTON – In a major victory for American agriculture, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a landmark ruling Thursday in the case Dow AgroSciences LLC v. National Marine Fisheries Service reaffirming that government decision-making must be based on science and not the misguided agenda of activist groups.  House Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings, House Agriculture Chairman Frank Lucas, and House Agriculture Ranking Member Collin Peterson praised the ruling, which focuses on a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service Biological Opinion (BiOp) relating to Endangered Species Act (ESA)-listed salmon and use of agricultural crop protection products registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)." 

 

The appellate courtfound “arbitrary and capricious” data and conclusions in NOAA’s 482-page BiOp, issued in 2008, that 27 species of salmon were jeopardized by three widely- used crop protection products and that 500 to 1,000 foot buffers were required to mitigate  use of those products.  The court’s stunning 23-page opinion concluded, “In sum, the Fisheries Service’s November 2008 BiOp relied on a selection of data, tests, and standards that did not always appear to be logical, obvious, or even rational.”  The Court also noted that NOAA’s BiOp lacked analyses of economic or technological feasibility of its proposed mitigation measures, as is required by ESA regulations.

 
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This means that pesticides won't need stay 1 1/2 to  nearly 3 football fields away from water where these salmon are raised to protect the fish from pesticide runoff.  Funny I'm not a researcher but our water in our yard runs all the way down our street well over a foot ball field away. Most water runs down to some where and keeps going I thought. Anyway between this and the future Genetically Altered Salmon that won't be labeled they can keep their salmon. My salmon days are over.

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Google shopping adverts fuel ivory trade, conservation group warns

Google shopping adverts fuel ivory trade, conservation group warns | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Environmental Investigation Agency says ads fuel surge in ivory demand that is killing African elephants at record rates (#OPENFOLLOW Google shopping adverts fuel ivory trade, conservation group warns: Environmental ...
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US and Russia unite in bid to strengthen protection for polar bear

US and Russia unite in bid to strengthen protection for polar bear | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Russia y EU se unen para proteger a los osos polares. http://t.co/rwqKTQiYwe
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Better Place: what went wrong for the electric car startup?

Better Place: what went wrong for the electric car startup? | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Yale Environment 360: After selling fewer than 750 cars in a major initiative in Israel and losing more than $500 million, the company's experience shows that electric cars are still not ready for primetime (Better Place: what went wrong for the...
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Why The Arctic Sea Ice Death Spiral Matters | ThinkProgress

Why The Arctic Sea Ice Death Spiral Matters | ThinkProgress | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Arctic sea ice extent takes a nosedive this year. What does it mean for us?
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