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Ban On Pesticide Cuts Soaring Suicide Rates In South Korea; Officials Report First Statistical Drop In 6 Years

Ban On Pesticide Cuts Soaring Suicide Rates In South Korea; Officials Report First Statistical Drop In 6 Years | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
A pesticide ban has been credited with curbing South Korea's soaring suicide rate, which has been the world's highest for nine straight years.
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Warrior Queens Battle For Africa's Food Future | Seed Freedom

Warrior Queens Battle For Africa's Food Future | Seed Freedom | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
Beside the socio-economic picture, there is also the threat of climate change, already being felt clearly in many parts of Africa in the form of flooding, drought and desertification. Large-scale agribusiness with synthetic inputs ...

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Norma R. Burnson's curator insight, June 12, 1:22 AM

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Modern Predators heading towards Africa.  ..."Three female food warriors taking centre stage in this battle are Kenya’s Professor Mary Abukutsa-Onyango, Tanzania’s Janet Maro and South Africa’s Mariam Mayet. Between them they are teaching the health benefits of Africa’s own indigenous plants, promoting the advantages of organic agriculture, and fighting the incursions of the multinationals into Africa."

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Crash Course in Salmonella | FoodSafety.gov

Crash Course in Salmonella | FoodSafety.gov | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it

Foodborne illness is a severe public health issue, responsible for 1 out of every 6 Americans getting sick each year. The most frequently reported cause of foodborne illness is Salmonella infections. Every year approximately 42,000 cases of salmonellosis, an infection caused by Salmonella bacteria, are reported in the United States. Because many mild cases are not diagnosed or reported the actual number of infections may be over 30 times greater.

 
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Center for Ecoliteracy | Education for Sustainable Living

Center for Ecoliteracy | Education for Sustainable Living | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
The Center for Ecoliteracy is a public foundation dedicated to education for sustainable living.
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The Secret to Richer, Carbon-Capturing Soil? Treat Your Microbes Well!

The Secret to Richer, Carbon-Capturing Soil? Treat Your Microbes Well! | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
Imagine if someone invented machines to suck carbon out of the atmosphere — machines that were absurdly cheap, autonomous, and solar powered, too. Wouldn’t that be great? But we already have these gadgets!
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Another Win For Monsanto: US Raises Allowable Levels Of Company’s Pesticide In Crops

Another Win For Monsanto: US Raises Allowable Levels Of Company’s Pesticide In Crops | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it

"Despite a number of studies linking exposure to the chemical with diseases including types of cancer, the EPA is increasing the amount of glyphosate allowed in oilseed and food crops."

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Growing Healthy Kids Community Garden | Kitchen Gardeners International

Growing Healthy Kids Community Garden | Kitchen Gardeners International | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it

'The Growing Healthy Kids community garden was created in 2008 in partnership with Carrboro Recreation and Parks.   The main goal is to provide a place where low-resource families with young children can learn to grow their own food.  This increases access to fresh vegetables and provides an opportunity for physical activity and time outside in the fresh air.  Children are learning where food comes from and how to grow it.'

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Crazy Contraption Turns Cow Poo Into Clean Water, Fertilizer, and Natural Gas (ahem)

Crazy Contraption Turns Cow Poo Into Clean Water, Fertilizer, and Natural Gas (ahem) | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it

"I know what you’re thinking: “Water from cow shit? Bullshit.” And you’re right — it works on bulls too!"

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Can the Co-Op Save Us?

Can the Co-Op Save Us? | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
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"The first business, Evergreen Cooperative Laundry, opened in October 2009 with $5.8 million from a variety of sources—grants from the Cleveland Foundation and the city as well as low-interest loans from the Evergreen Cooperative Development Fund, which is, in turn, capitalized by donations from the anchor institutions. The original employees earned $10 an hour for the first six months, then received a raise to $12 and the opportunity to buy into the company via a 50-cent deduction from future paychecks. Once the employee has paid a total of $3,000, he or she becomes an owner and can receive a share of any profits. Employee-owners also have impressive benefits, from free health insurance to access to a program designed to help them buy foreclosed, long-vacant homes at extremely low cost."

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We Are The Soil | The Asian Age

We Are The Soil | The Asian Age | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it


We are made up of the same five elements — earth, water, fire, air and space — that constitute the Universe. We are the soil. We are the earth. What we do to the soil, we do to ourselves. And it is no accident that the words “humus” and “humans” have the same roots.

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A to Z Guide to Southern Food (Interactive)

A to Z Guide to Southern Food (Interactive) | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it

"Southern Living magazine has just released its “A to Z Guide to Southern Food,” available in the June issue of the print magazine and in a super-spiffy, interactive online format (here)."

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Exclusive: Deadly Pig Virus Re-Infects U.S. Farms, Fuels Supply Fears

Exclusive: Deadly Pig Virus Re-Infects U.S. Farms, Fuels Supply Fears | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it

"The incidence of the disease “re-breaking” on farms after it appeared to have been wiped out, indicates that the risk for ongoing severe losses from the virus is bigger than previously expected. The lack of long-term immunity also means hog producers must keep up strict bio-security measures to fight the disease, which has already spread to 30 states."

 
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This is inevitable with factory-farming.

Vegetarianism is looking better and better....

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Screwy-Looking Wind Turbine Makes Little Noise and a Big Claim

Screwy-Looking Wind Turbine Makes Little Noise and a Big Claim | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
Rotterdam-based tech firm The Archimedes has officially introduced its Liam F1 Urban Wind Turbine. The company claims that it has an energy yield that is 8...
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Monsanto and the Bio-Tech Conglomerates: Sowing the Seeds of Famine in Ethiopia

Monsanto and the Bio-Tech Conglomerates: Sowing the Seeds of Famine in Ethiopia | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it

"In other words, the famine – itself in large part a product of the economic reforms imposed to the advantage of large corporations by the IMF, World Bank and the US Government – served to undermine Ethiopia’s genetic diversity to the benefit of the biotech companies. With the weakening of the system of traditional exchange, village level seed banks were being replenished with commercial hi-bred and genetically modified seeds. In turn, the distribution of seeds to impoverished farmers had been integrated with the “food aid” programmes."

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Home | FoodSafety.gov

Home | FoodSafety.gov | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it

Foodborne illness is a severe public health issue, responsible for 1 out of every 6 Americans getting sick each year. The most frequently reported cause of foodborne illness is Salmonella infections. Learn More.

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The Monkeyface News

The Monkeyface News | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
The thrilling adventures of an untamed fisheries technician--his daily exploits, his wistful reflections, his piscatorial haiku, his ground breaking interviews with local fishermen, his insights into the hard gray under belly of San Francisco's foetid shores.
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Celeb Bono Partners with Monsanto, G8, to Biowreck Africa

Celeb Bono Partners with Monsanto, G8, to Biowreck Africa | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
Last year, at the G8 Summit held at Camp David, President Obama met with private industry and African heads of state to launch the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, a euphemism for monocultured, genetically modified crops and toxic agrochemicals aimed at making poor farmers debt slaves to corporations, while destroying the ecosphere for profit.
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Norma R. Burnson's curator insight, July 2, 12:48 AM

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This makes me sick!!!.  Shame, Shame, Shame, Greedy Preditors!


Last year, at the G8 Summit held at Camp David, President Obama met with private industry and African heads of state to launch the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, a euphemism for monocultured, genetically modified crops and toxic agrochemicals aimed at making poor farmers debt slaves to corporations, while destroying the ecosphere for profit.

And Bono, of the rock group U2, is out shilling for Monsanto on this one.

It's phase 2 of the Green Revolution. Tanzania, Ghana, and Ethiopia are the first to fall for the deception, with Mozambique, Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso and other African nations lining up for the "Grow Africa Partnership," under Obama's "Global Agricultural Development" plan.  

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BlackHorseMedia - Google+

BlackHorseMedia - Google+ | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it

Digital Media Production: San Francisco Times-Star digital newsmagazine, video documentaries, photography, iBooks, and applications.


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40 maps that explain food in America

40 maps that explain food in America | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it

"The future of the nations will depend on the manner of how they feed themselves, wrote the French epicurean Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in 1826. Almost 200 years later, how nations feed themselves has gotten a lot more complicated. That’s particularly true in the US, where food insecurity coexists with an obesity crisis, where fast food is everywhere and farmer’s markets are spreading, where foodies have never had more power and McDonald’s has never had more locations, and where the possibility of a barbecue-based civil war is always near. So here are 40 maps, charts, and graphs that show where our food comes from and how we eat it, with some drinking thrown in for good measure."


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Adilson Camacho's curator insight, June 12, 6:41 PM

Nós somos aquilo que comemos ...

Stuart Shapiro's curator insight, June 25, 5:41 AM

With some drinking thrown in for good measure."

Treathyl Fox's curator insight, June 26, 9:26 AM

WOW!  Talk about contrast and compare.  So now is contrast, compare and ... uh? ... conquer??  From farming and enjoying the harvest - which could be interpreted as healthy eating back in the day - TO sugary sweet soda pops and fatty burgers - which some might be calling junk food, convenience food, fast food, comfort food you don't have to cook yourself, the cause of obesity, a politician's guide to a potential source of additional revenue from taxes, etc.

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Seed Freedom

Seed Freedom | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
A GLOBAL MOVEMENT TO DEFEND SEED FREEDOM
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‘All Natural’ Foods Labels Fool Millions

‘All Natural’ Foods Labels Fool Millions | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
New research finds companies are deceiving consumers in mass amounts with "natural" and "all natural" foods labels.
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Label GMO's Leader Directory

Label GMO's Leader Directory | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
Over six million Californians have the right to know and choose what they buy and feed their families. Join our cause to get genetically engineered food labeled in California.
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This Site Will Answer All Your Growing Queries

This Site Will Answer All Your Growing Queries | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
PlantVillage crowdsources responses to all sorts of farming questions from around the globe, pooling scholarly info with hands-on experience.
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House Committee Votes to Undermine Farmer Rights | National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

House Committee Votes to Undermine Farmer Rights | National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
HOUSE COMMITTEE VOTES TO UNDERMINE FARMER RIGHTS

Despite the best efforts of Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), the House Appropriations Committee voted on Thursday, May 29, to prohibit USDA from protecting livestock, swine, and poultry producers against fraudulent, deceptive, and retaliatory practices by meatpacking corporations.

 
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One step forward, two steps back.....

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‘Need Food, Not Football’: Brazilian Graffiti Art Expresses Outrage Over World Cup (PHOTOS)

‘Need Food, Not Football’: Brazilian Graffiti Art Expresses Outrage Over World Cup (PHOTOS) | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
With just two weeks remaining until the World Cup kicks off in Brazil, those who believe the global event is too much of a burden for the country’s struggling economy have found a new way to channel their protest energy – with graffiti.
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March Against Monsanto, San Francisco, May 24, 2014 - YouTube

As part of a WORLDWIDE demonstration against corporate giant Monsanto, activists in San Francisco marched and rallied for solidarity with indigenous people, ...
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