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Social Media Athlete: Is Marketing the New 40?

Social Media Athlete: Is Marketing the New 40? | Health | Scoop.it
Today it seems the only lifting athletes are doing is on the couch with a bag of gluten-free soy chips and a smart phone.

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Does a gluten free diet cause malnutrition? - Gluten Free Society

Many have been told by their doctors that unless you have celiac disease, a gluten free diet can be dangerous to their nutritional health. Nothing could be further from the truth.
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Organic agriculture

Organic agriculture | Health | Scoop.it

Organic farmers face tough challenges - high production costs, difficult pest control, highly competitive imports, declining production, and more. Yet organic advocates pursue an agenda which is mostly anti-corporate and anti-technology - and mostly unrelated to organic farming problems. As a prominent organic farmer said recently, "Those advocates aren't helping me."

First some disclosure: I farm, but not organically, and doubt the proclaimed benefits of organic foods. But many Canadians disagree. They spend $2-3 billion on organic foods annually, though about 85 per cent of that is imported. More should be grown at home. I applaud and have supported efforts to do so.

To learn more, I attended the recent Guelph Organic Conference, Canada's largest organic event. In reality, I attended two very different conferences.

In one room were organic farmers and marketers hearing valuable information about controlling weeds, diseases, insects, soil fertility, and marketing.

One top grower said he works almost continuously from April into summer cultivating fields for weed control - often eight times. Money saved not buying herbicides is spent on farm equipment and diesel fuel. And some organic pest problems have no good solutions at all.

Though consumer demand is steady or growing, Canadian organic grain production has declined because of high costs and volatile prices. Despite high contract prices in 2013, expanded organic grain production is unlikely. Canadian demand is supplied increasingly from Chinese and Indian imports. We buy grain their hungry people cannot afford.

Contamination with genetically modified (GM) grains seems a minor issue - a maximum of two loads rejected per buyer per year, they said, and that's commonly because some organic growers plant (cheaper) non-organic seed to cut costs.

No criticism of non-organic agriculture or farmers was voiced by speakers in this session. These were classy, proud members of Ontario's farm community.

The topics and tenor in the "other" conference were totally different. Organic farming problems were all but ignored as speakers attacked the rest of agriculture.

They boasted that organic agriculture is "pesticide free" - ignoring the approved usage of registered organic pesticides like copper sulphate.

And opposition to pesticides was nothing like that directed against GM technology. A prominent activist who condemns the Green Revolution and compares GM growing farmers to rapists, was called an agricultural visionary. The discredited work of a French researcher, proclaiming links between GM corn and rat tumours, was cited as gospel. There was no mention of its total rejection by food safety authorities around the globe.

No one mentioned approved usages for GMOs in Canadian organic production. Absurdly, organic advocates attack the possible use of GM alfalfa to be grown as a forage (non seed) crop on some non-organic livestock farms - despite the very minute risk of between-farm contamination. (Alfalfa in Ontario is harvested before seed formation occurs, and, hence, no cross-pollinated seed exists.) Then, hypocritically, they condone the usage of a genetically modified enzyme to make "GM organic" cheese. Other GM technologies are also accepted (quietly) in organic agriculture.

One topic ignored in all sessions I attended was microbial contamination - despite the common dependence of organic crop production on manure application to fertilize ground-level crops like spinach.

Three trillion meals containing GM ingredients have now been consumed globally with not one illness attributable to the technology. Microbial contamination of organic produce has killed many. So why attack the former and ignore the latter? Organic advocates should spend more time helping organic farmers, and less time attacking others.


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A list of GMO Free Food Companies

A list of GMO Free Food Companies | Health | Scoop.it

These brands, at the time of writing, source their ingredients from GMO-free supplies.  If you’re concerned about the very real threat that genetically modified organisms pose to our food supply and ultimate health, please purchase from these companies and contact them to let them know that you support and value their decision to use non-gmo soy, corn, canola and other ingredients. Please enjoy this GMO-free food list and share it.  


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Cafe Marmelade: Gluten-free, organic and delicious - Midnight Poutine

Cafe Marmelade: Gluten-free, organic and delicious - Midnight Poutine | Health | Scoop.it
Midnight Poutine Cafe Marmelade: Gluten-free, organic and delicious Midnight Poutine But it's not all granola and clouds of sugar substitute fluff - she does a classic soy latte, addictive, you-wouldn't-know-they're-almost-healthy lemon squares and...
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Did Monsanto Just Ruin the Economy?

Did Monsanto Just Ruin the Economy? | Health | Scoop.it

June 6, 2013 The Motley Fool -

DID MONSANTO JUST RUIN THE ECONOMY?

They said it couldn't happen. It was all supposed to be locked up tight and under control. Yet, despite all the assurances to the contrary, unapproved genetically modified wheat has been found in an Oregon wheat field, and the implications of its discovery are far-reaching and potentially devastating. Monsanto (NYSE: MON  ) may have just single-handedly wrecked the wheat industry and the economy.

Corn, soy beans, alfalfa, sugar beets. All these crops have been genetically modified by Monsanto and its GM brethren to the point where there are virtually no alternatives for farmers. GM corn accounts for 86% of the country's supply. More than 90% of the soy beans have been altered. Sugar beets are half the country's sugar supply, and 95% of those seeds are from Monsanto.... http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/06/06/did-monsanto-just-single-handedly-ruin-the-economy.aspx

 

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A GREAT EXPLANATION ON THE IMPACT OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERING OUR ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD
*** Video - David Suzuki:

"WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY AND Bt PESTICIDE AND GMO CROPS?

 - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW" http://sco.lt/7804v3

 

*** GENETIC MODIFICATION STRAINS OLD FOOD AND DRUG LAWS - HOW A FISH BECOMES A DRUG AND CORN A PEST http://sco.lt/6vynBp

 

THE NEXT GMO BIOTECH WAVE: EXTREME SYNTHETIC GENETICS. THE IMPLICATIONS. THE ETHICS http://sco.lt/6TyUmv

 

FARMERS vs MONSANTO - RECENT COURT CASE UPDATE

http://wakeup-world.com/2013/06/13/farmers-vs-monsanto-court-case-update/

 

 

MONSANTO RAISES FORECAST AS PROFIT RISES ON PATENTED CORN SEEDS- $TRILLION PROFITS AND GLOBAL MONOPOLY  http://sco.lt/5CQ0Lh

 

THE GLOBAL CORPORATE STRANGLEHOLD ON SEED PATENTS AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD http://sco.lt/7WCnGT

 

June 7, 2013 Burlington Free Press
THE BATTLE OVER GMOs http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20130609/GREEN01/306090001/With-Vermont-in-front-GMO-labeling-fight-heats-up-Monsanto?nclick_check=1

 

 

WHAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT MONSANTO BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE http://www.wakingtimes.com/2013/06/08/what-everyone-needs-to-know-about-monsanto-before-its-too-late/

 

NINETY PERCENT OF U.S. TOBACCO IS GMO; HEY SMOKERS, YOUR SMOKING PESTICIDE! http://www.naturalnews.com/040703_GMO_tobacco_chemicals_in_cigarettes.html

 

 

MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS CREATIN BIOLOGICAL DESERTS http://sco.lt/51ekyH

 

 

June 5, 2013 New York Times
GENETICALLY ALTERED CROP ESCAPE IN OREGON NO SURPRISE  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/06/us/genetically-altered-crop-in-oregon-no-surprise.html?pagewanted=all

 

May 31,2013 Global Possibilities
JAPAN AND OTHER NATIONS SAY NO TO U.S. WHEAT, WORRIES ABOUT GMOs http://www.globalpossibilities.org/japan-and-other-nations-say-no-to-u-s-wheat-worried-about-gmos/

 

 

OBAMA TURNING AFRICA INTO A GMO BONANZA FOR GIANT CORPORATIONS: FOREIGN TAKEOVER OF THE FUTURE OF FARMING IN AFRICA http://sco.lt/7CNCwj

 

 

June 7, 2013 Forbes

THE CLEAR AND UTTERLY UNSCIENTIFIC CASE FOR GMO TRANSPARENCY http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevincoupe/2013/06/07/the-clear-utterly-unscientific-case-for-gmo-transparency/

 

March 1, 2013 The Environmental Magazine
FOOD FIGHT: TRYING TO HOLD BACK THE ONSLAUGHT OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS - OR AT LEAST SLAP THEM WITH A LABEL http://www.emagazine.com/magazine/food-fight/

 

 

NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP (NEEDED FOR GMO CROPS) - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

Michael Pollan: "Don't miss this VIDEO, about the next wave of herbicide-tolerant crops from Monsanto-- will make Round-Up look benign"
VIDEO: DANGERS OF DICAMBA http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba

 

June 17, 2013 Global Research

FDA APPROVES FIRST GMO FLU VACCINE CONTAINING REPROGRAMMED DOG KIDNEY CELLS http://www.globalresearch.ca/fda-approves-first-gmo-flu-vaccine-containing-reprogrammed-insect-virus/5338052

 

November 1, 2013 ETC Group
WHO WILL CONTROL THE "GREEN" ECONOMY? http://www.etcgroup.org/content/who-will-control-green-economy-0

 

THE GMO JUGGERNAUT ON THE MOVE:

Sugar beet industry converts to 100% GMO, disallows non-GMO option http://www.non-gmoreport.com/articles/jun08/sugar_beet_industry_converts_to_gmo.php

 

June 8, 2013 LifeWise
SIX CORPORATIONS THAT CONTROL YOUR PERCEPTION - HOW MONSANTO CENSORS THE NEWS http://southweb.org/lifewise/six-corporations-that-control-your-perception/#.UbOZiTSZT4E.twitter

 

June 5, 2013 Sustainable Pulse
MASSIVE DATABASE OF GMO EVIDENCE GIVES WORLDWIDE PICTURE OF HARM http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/06/07/massive-database-of-gmo-evidence-gives-worldwide-picture-of-harm/#.UbOyDeswOic

 

 

 

Video

+++"GENETIC ROULETTE" The Gamble of Our Lives http://youtu.be/wnlTYFKBg18

Video

+++ MONSANTO FOOD WARS: GMO SEEDS AND ANIMALS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997411054/watch-monsanto-food-wars-gmo-seeds-and-animals

 

WATCH:

*** Video

MONSANTO: A FARMER'S STORY : A DOCUMENTARY MUST WATCH  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omtYlsG1P5U

 

 

 

 

 


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