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Farming Brazilian farmers fight back

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Food can heal you - or kill you. Your choice... Resources to help you choose wisely. Videos about food and health, healing with food, the food industry, how to eat a healthier diet, and recipes for health.

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How to feed the world sustainably: an overview of the discourse on agroecology and sustainable intensification

How to feed the world sustainably: an overview of the discourse on agroecology and sustainable intensification | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
In order to combat hunger and feed a growing world population, adapt to climate change and reduce environmental impacts of unsustainable farming practices, the need for a paradigm shift in agriculture

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Breakfast Is At Risk If We Don't Do Something About The Bees | Care2 Healthy Living

Breakfast Is At Risk If We Don't Do Something About The Bees | Care2 Healthy Living | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Bee populations are declining more rapidly than expected. Native bee species are at risk for extinction, and that it putting some of our greatest foods at risk.

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Did you know that without the pollination of crops by bees 70 out of 100 most consumed foods you enjoy will be gone from the food chain? The impact on human health could be huge. 

 

A study funded by the National science foundation found that essential minerals, such as calcium for the development of bones and teeth are found in crops produced by pollinators. 

 

The carotenoids found in bright colored pigmented orange, red, and yellow veggies and fruits which are associated with protection from cancer and macular degeneration are also pollinated by bees.

 

The researchers estimate that up to 40 percent of key nutrients found in veggies and fruits could be lost without the bee pollinators.

 

 Bees and other pollinators are experiencing declining numbers in recent years due to environmental pesticides, lack of floral resources, and Colony Collapse disorder.

 

Health tips:  Urge your local big box stores to stop selling bee killing pesticides such as Neonicotinoids. These pesticides, that have been shown to kill bees and other pollinators are now showing up in the Midwest in treated drinking water.

 

Another thing you can do is petition your Congressional legislators and Senators.

 

You could also stop consuming raw honey as this is food for the bees.

 

Read more about “Without Bees, You Can say Goodbye to These Breakfast foods” from www.care2.com by Jordyn Cormier.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/zestful-living site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food/water tips @https://www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

 

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A Year in The English Garden - Out now! - The English Garden

A Year in The English Garden - Out now! - The English Garden | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
In 2017 we launch our 1st annual edition, A Year in The English Garden, packed full of helpful tips and inspiration gardens to see you through the seasons.

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GM crops: Scientists form group to bring politicians on board

GM crops: Scientists form group  to bring politicians on board | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Stung by adverse political reactions on genetically modified crops, agriculture scientists have formed a 12-member pressure group comprising top scientists to brief ministers and other policy-makers on technology issues in an attempt to win over...

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Whether or Not to Develop Genetically Modified Crops - AllAfrica.com

Whether or Not to Develop Genetically Modified Crops - AllAfrica.com | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Canadian National NewspaperWhether or Not to Develop Genetically Modified CropsAllAfrica.comThe conference so far has highlighted the fact that government seems set to open the doors to genetically modified crops.

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Eat Your Algae: 9 Health Benefits of Chlorella

Eat Your Algae: 9 Health Benefits of Chlorella | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Chlorella is a single-celled, green freshwater algae. This nutrient-dense algae has been receiving a lot of buzz for its health benefits. While its exact nutrient

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Did you know that chlorella, a green freshwater algae is very nutritious containing between 50-60 percent protein, helps detoxify heavy metals due to its chlorophyll content, and is a wound healer?

 

Health tips:  Chlorella is best taken as a supplement either as a  powder or capsule/extract. There are different types of algae, including spirulina.

 

Read more about “Eat Your Algae: 9 Health Benefits of Chlorella” from www.ecowatch.com by Kerri-Ann Jennings, Authority Nutrition.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/zestful-living site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food/water tips @https://www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

 

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Science needs to start speaking to people's everyday lives in Africa

Science needs to start speaking to people's everyday lives in Africa | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
There is broad acknowledgement that the way science is taught and practised in Africa is not socially inclusive.

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Genetically modified crop industry spurred by food crisis - Western Farm Press

Genetically modified crop industry spurred by food crisis - Western Farm Press | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Genetically modified crop industry spurred by food crisisWestern Farm PressWhile markets such as the US, Brazil and Argentina have already accepted GM seed products, Europe, after opposing biotech crops for years, is now beginning to realize the...

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Behind the tweed curtain, a coup for chickens

Behind the tweed curtain, a coup for chickens | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

I love CHICKITTIES!!!


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Eric Larson's comment, April 7, 5:26 PM
What? I'll check into this. Thanks.
pdeppisch's comment, April 10, 11:41 PM
I tried it again and I am still getting the 404 error. I did some digging as I did not get the reference to tweed curtains and I found this from the Globe and Mail on Oak bay on Vancouver Island. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/tweed-curtain-sets-apart-riding-with-an-independent-streak/article1461860/
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And then I also found this on the Oak Bay News website: http://www.oakbaynews.com/news/no-crying-fowl-over-proposed-chicken-rules/ This may have been part of the original story?
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USDA Quietly Drops Plan to Test for Monsanto's Glyphosate Weed Killer in Food

USDA Quietly Drops Plan to Test for Monsanto's Glyphosate Weed Killer in Food | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
The World Health Organization said that glyphosate probably causes cancer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has quietly dropped a plan to start testing food for residues of glyphosate, the world’s most widely used weed killer and the key ingredient in Monsanto Co.’s branded Roundup herbicides.

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Family Farmers Amplify Legal Complaint Against Monsanto’s GMOs | Cornucopia Institute

Family Farmers Amplify Legal Complaint Against Monsanto’s GMOs | Cornucopia Institute | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Biotechnology Giant Fails to Provide Binding Legal Protection; Farmers Threatened by Contamination from Genetically Modified Organisms NEW YORK: New threats...

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Drug Injuries from Nexium, Prevacid, & Prilosec | Charleston SC Medical Malpractice Lawyer

What do you do if you have injuries from taking Nexium, Prevacid, & Prilosec? Here's Charleston Attorney Jerod Frazier to help explain. Call for furthe

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Amazing Recovery of a Boy Fighting Two-Types of Cancer – Once His Mum Gave Him Cannabis

Amazing Recovery of a Boy Fighting Two-Types of Cancer – Once His Mum Gave Him Cannabis | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
A 13-year-old boy who was one in only five people in the world with an extremely rare cancer that meant he had only two weeks left to live managed to make a miracle recovery – thanks to cannabis. Deryn Blackwell was diagnosed with leukemia when he was just ten years old in 2010. Just over a […]

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Dr. Mercola's Essential 3 Supplements

Dr. Mercola's Essential 3 Supplements | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
And so it is a team effort you need to take the best control of your health.


There would be a missing nutritional element in the overall team effort required to help improve your health.

And speaking of nutrition, you know I've been very outspoken about excessive use of supplements in your diet. However, I've come to realize there are certain high-quality supplements that can work together as a team to complement a healthy diet and boost your overall health.

Now many people have asked me about the supplements I personally take.

And my colleagues at the Natural Heath Center have also been asked many times to identify the top supplements they would recommend. If they could recommend their top choices to optimize your health, what would they be?

Therefore, I decided to not only make my personal supplement formula available to you, I also want to offer the formula to you in a couple of convenient money-saving packages.

Who doesn't want to save money and add more convenience to their life?

Are you ready to learn how my supplement “team” formula works together to help you take better control of your health?

Okay, let's get starte

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Repeal of Monsanto Protection Act Blocked From a Vote

Two senators took to the floor Thursday to oppose the Monsanto Protection Act rider to the farm bill. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) have introduced an amendment to the farm bill that would repeal the provision. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) blocked the vote on the amendment and the Senate voted to end the debate on the Monsanto Protection Act


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The Fascinating Origins of 12 Beautiful Flower Names

The Fascinating Origins of 12 Beautiful Flower Names | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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Subsidies and GM crops back on food policy menu - IRIN (2013)

Subsidies and GM crops back on food policy menu - IRIN (2013) | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

India imposed a 10-year moratorium on field trials of GM crops in 2012. Organizations like Greenpeace... welcomed India’s decision, but the IFPRI report describes it as a significant setback to food policy, and mainstream scientists argue that GM crops offer a way out of deepening food insecurity as growing conditions like the weather and water become compromised by climate change... the moratorium, "not based on scientific logic, will have negative effects on frontier research and demand-driven technology generation"... 

 

Per Pinstrup-Andersen, 2001 World Food Prize Laureate and the author of a book on the politics of GM food, described India’s moratorium as “nonsensical”, and said it “reduces India’s efforts to assure sustainable food security for its population”. He is among the mainstream scientists who prefer to be open-minded on GM technology and believe that while it might not be the panacea to climate-proof plants, it is a tool with some potential to ensure food security in the coming decades.

“The regulation of the use of improved crop varieties in the United States is best done by the relevant agencies within the federal government, and not by the judiciary,” he told IRIN. “Lack of understanding and insufficient knowledge among some judges are likely to result in erroneous decisions.” 

[Peter Hazell, a leading agriculture expert who has worked with the World Bank and IFPRI], who also backs the mainstream view on GM technology, likens the current situation to the state of computer science in the early 1960s. “While the critics were still obsessed with problems of mainframe computers, the industry was busy developing laptop and portable computers that transformed not only the industry, but also the world. Let’s hope that something similar happens with the plant sciences, otherwise we are going to see a lot more famines and deforestation in the years ahead. None of this is to say that we don’t need sound biosafety regulation, but that should be based on science and national priorities, not driven by the misinformed anti-science views of a few international NGOs." ... 


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Vitamin B diminishes effects of air pollution-induced cardiovascular disease

Vitamin B diminishes effects of air pollution-induced cardiovascular disease | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
B vitamins can mitigate the impact of fine particle pollution on cardiovascular disease, according to new research conducted at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Healthy non-smokers who took vitamin B supplements nearly reversed any negative effects on their cardiovascular and immune systems, weakening the effects of air pollution on heart rate by 150 percent, total white blood count by 139 percent, and lymphocyte count by 106 percent.

This is the first clinical trial to evaluate whether B vitamin supplements change the biologic and physiologic responses to ambient air pollution exposure. The study initiates a course of research for developing preventive pharmacological interventions using B vitamins to contain the health effects of air pollution. The findings are published online in the Nature Publishing Group journal, Scientific Reports.

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EPA chief sued for ‘spouting deceptive climate pseudo-science’

EPA chief sued for ‘spouting deceptive climate pseudo-science’ | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt may have to back up his false claims on greenhouse gases and climate change in court. A lawsuit filed April 13 by the watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility wants the agency head to show studies backing up his statements that call into question the role of CO2 emissions in global warming. The lawsuit also seeks to determine whether EPA possesses a single study that supports Mr. Pruitt’s stance. 

The lawsuit came in response to Pruitt’s appearance on a television show when he stated, “I would not agree that it’s a primary contributor to the global warming that we see.” He also said “there’s a tremendous disagreement about of the impact” of “human activity on the climate….”

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International GMO Ban Alliance: Cities Which Banned GMOs

International GMO Ban Alliance: Cities Which Banned GMOs | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
International GMO Ban Alliance: Cities Which Banned GMOs http://t.co/q6zLFY1ij4
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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, December 17, 2013 8:27 AM

More good news about the banning GMOs.

Haley Abrams's curator insight, April 30, 2014 11:35 PM

I thought this article is so interesting because we just learned about this in class. I did know that these places are looking to banns on these types of foods. I would eventuality like to America banning these types of foods but for now I will settle for a small set which is labeling. This is a great way to let people know what they are eating and it is very cheap. While I would like to be here one day I believe that we need to make small steps on this battle ground staring with labeling.

Ann Marie Rydberg's comment, May 2, 2014 8:33 PM
I agree with Haley that this is definitely a step in the right direction. However, I'm not sure that outright banning GMO's is the way to go. I think that we should begin with labeling products that contain GMO's then progress to actually banning them. Furthermore, we don't actually know what kind of negative effects, if any, are caused by GMO's, so I don't think major changes can be made until this information is found.
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Whole Foods Accused of Accepting Genetically Modified Foods - AllGov

Whole Foods Accused of Accepting Genetically Modified Foods - AllGov | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
FoodNavigator-USA.comWhole Foods Accused of Accepting Genetically Modified FoodsAllGovWhole Foods Market and other organic retailers are being accused of caving in to manufacturers of genetically modified (GM) crops and helping them legitimize...

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The Health Benefits of Honey - Green Living - Natural Home & Garden

The Health Benefits of Honey - Green Living - Natural Home & Garden | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
In addition to being a tasty natural sweetener, honey is rich with healing antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Discover the many health benefits of honey!

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Brazilian farmers battle Monsanto

GMWatch is an independent non-profit making organisation founded in 1998. We seek to counter the enormous corporate political power and propaganda of the biotech industry.

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The shocking minute-by-minute effects sugar has on your health 

The shocking minute-by-minute effects sugar has on your health  | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
A new, interactive graphic from Amrita Nutrition has broken down the minute-by-minute effects that sugar has on your body from causing a leaky gut to brain inflammation.

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How to Eat a Non-GMO Diet with Jeffrey Smith

Learn more about genetically modified organisms here: https://draxe.com/genetically-modified-foods-gmo-linked-tumors-allergies-early-death/ Geneticall

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