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US Lags Behind on Energy Efficiency, Study Shows

US Lags Behind on Energy Efficiency, Study Shows | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Rankings released as new climate data confirms warming global temperatures

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What good superior productivity when it is squandered on one of the largest input costs in any economy…how much better off America could be if it wasn't so bloody wasteful.

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Truth in Nourishment…Epicurist supports debate on sustainable agricultural practices for a healthy environment, healthy you, and a better life through tastier food.
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A Chemical Reaction Revolutionized Farming 100 Years Ago. Now It Needs to Go

A Chemical Reaction Revolutionized Farming 100 Years Ago. Now It Needs to Go | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Of all the elements that make up Earth’s atmosphere, nitrogen is by far the most abundant. It is also one of the most inert. Nothing happens when you breathe it in, swallow it, or let it suffuse your skin. Nitrogen gas likes to stay nitrogen gas.

But in the early 20th century, two German chemists, Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch, figured out how to pluck fertilizer from thin air by making ammonia (NH3) out of nitrogen gas (N2). You need energy, lots of it. The Haber-Bosch process relied and still relies on high temperature, high pressure, and hydrogen atoms ripped from fossil fuels. Ammonia from this process fertilizes crops, which in turn nourish you. On average, half the nitrogen in your cells might come from Haber-Bosch. “The Haber-Bosch process is one of the most important for humanity,” says Mercouri Kanatzidis, a chemist at Northwestern University.

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The math the planet relies on isn’t adding up right now

The math the planet relies on isn’t adding up right now | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
As over 150 nations assemble to sign the Paris climate agreement in New York on Friday, reams of new analysis are pouring out from the planet’s vital number-crunchers, who look at the fundamental relationship between how much carbon we put in the air and how much the planet’s temperature increases as a result.

And it’s adding up to a somber verdict: We seem closer to must-avoid climate thresholds than we thought — and crossing them may have bigger consequences than we recognize.

The Paris climate agreement pledges countries to keep the planet’s warming “well below” 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees F) above pre-industrial levels, and to strive to keep warming as low as 1.5 degrees C (2.7 degrees F) above those levels. But here are four things you need to know about these targets, based upon four separate new and insightful analyses:

1.5 degrees C isn’t looking so far off lately. An analysis by Climate Central shows that the planet has been right around 1.5 degrees C all year this year, if you take temperatures from 1881-1910 to be the pre-industrial baseline. “The average global temperature change for the first three months of 2016 was 1.48°C, essentially equaling the 1.5°C warming threshold agreed to by COP 21 negotiators in Paris last December,” the group wrote. February of 2016, Climate Central calculates, was actually slightly warmer than 1.5 degrees C over pre-industrial levels.

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Photos Capture The Startling Effect Of Shrinking Bee Populations

Photos Capture The Startling Effect Of Shrinking Bee Populations | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
In rural China, humans pollinate flowers by hand.

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Comment le changement climatique risque de transformer les légumes en junk food

Comment le changement climatique risque de transformer les légumes en junk food | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Une étude menée aux États-Unis montre que la nourriture récoltée est de moins en moins nourrissante à cause de l’augmentation du C02 dans l’atmosphère.

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What's Driving Deforestation?

What's Driving Deforestation? | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Just four commodities—beef, soy, palm oil, and wood products—drive the majority of global deforestation. And consumers can help stop it.

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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, April 14, 2:17 PM
As I was getting a ride home from the car repair shop today, the shuttle had an interesting radio show on.  It was a discussion with a person of a particular political persuasion saying how "doom and gloom" and "naysayers" get too much press and are a part of the problem with the world these days.

While we can of course swerve too far down the "world is ending" path, simply saying that key drivers of degradation are not happening is a childish or cynical ploy.  But one example of the challenges we face is this brief overview of drivers of forest conversion to human-dominated landscapes.

While I generally do not like these "info graphics," in cases such as the dork on the radio, these might be the right level of tone and complexity.
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Maryland to Become First State to Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides for Consumer Use

Maryland to Become First State to Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides for Consumer Use | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
In an effort to curb its plummeting honeybee population, Maryland is about to become the first state in the nation to pass strict restrictions on neonicotinoids for consumer use.

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Go Maryland, and set an example for all

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Is Convenience Killing Us?, The Food Chain - BBC World Service

Is Convenience Killing Us?, The Food Chain - BBC World Service | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Food Waste: How Low Can it Go?

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"Today we're using technology to replace cooking. We are a very intelligent being, but we're still a biological being, and we need to eat foods that are alive." Jean-Claude Moubarac on ultraprocessed foods

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, March 21, 6:23 PM

"Today we're using technology to replace cooking. We are a very intelligent being, but we're still a biological being, and we need to eat foods that are alive." Jean-Claude Moubarac on ultraprocessed foods

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"Today we're using technology to replace cooking. We are a very intelligent being, but we're still a biological being, and we need to eat foods that are alive." Jean-Claude Moubarac on ultraprocessed foods

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"Today we're using technology to replace cooking. We are a very intelligent being, but we're still a biological being, and we need to eat foods that are alive." Jean-Claude Moubarac on ultraprocessed foods

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Agriculture : les plans de lutte contre les pesticides inutiles ?

Agriculture : les plans de lutte contre les pesticides inutiles ? | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Cela fait presque dix ans. Dix ans que les pouvoirs publics essaient d'imposer la réduction de l'utilisation des pesticides - produits chimiques utilisés pour la protection ou le traitement des végétaux - dans l'agriculture. En 2008, un premier plan Écophyto établit un objectif de baisse de 50 % d'ici à 2018. Sept ans plus tard, un deuxième plan repousse la date limite à 2025. En juillet prochain, un nouveau dispositif doit aussi entrer en vigueur : le « certificat d'économie de produits phytosanitaires », dont les critères de délivrance sont encore très flous.

Entre-temps, le ministère de l'Écologie, conduit par Ségolène Royal, s'empare du sujet des pesticides. En 2019, seulement les collectivités et les jardiniers amateurs ne pourront plus répandre de produits phytosanitaires dans l'environnement.

Pour quels résultats aujourd'hui ? Le ministère de l'Agriculture vient de publier les chiffres correspondants au suivi annuel du plan Écophyto II. Le Nodu - « nombre de doses unités » - a augmenté de 9,4 % en 2014. Cet indicateur mesure de fait le recours des agriculteurs aux produits phytosanitaires, par rapport à leur surface d'exploitation. Malgré les efforts du gouvernement, l'utilisation des pesticides, loin de diminuer, semble se répandre.

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L'usage des pesticides mont et mont, malgre l'impact ambiental...et sur les abeilles.  

 

El utilizo de pesticidas sigue cresciendo, nonostante el impacto medio-ambiental.  Quien va  frenar esto circolo vizioso?

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RESEAU AGRONOMIE's curator insight, March 15, 9:16 AM
Après 6 ans d'efforts (et non 10 ans), les effets du Grenelle démarrant en 2009 et surtout en 2010, les résultats globaux restent insuffisants mais il faut assurément persévérer au risque de subir les conséquences, très sous-estimées, liées aux pesticides.
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Néonicotinoïdes et abeilles : une étude démonte l'argument phare des semenciers

Néonicotinoïdes et abeilles : une étude démonte l'argument phare des semenciers | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Une étude réalisée en conditions réelles démonte l'argument phare des semenciers : le fait que le nombre d'abeilles ne diminue pas près des champs traités aux néonicotinoïdes.

Depuis janvier 2016, l'usage de pesticides néonicotinoïdes est interdit en France. Un mois auparavant, l'Europe les avait de nouveau autorisés après deux ans de moratoire ! Cet imbroglio législatif résulte notamment de la confusion qui émane des études cherchant à évaluer la toxicité de ces produits : d'un côté, les tests en laboratoire indiquent que les néonicotinoïdes peuvent tuer les abeilles domestiques ; de l'autre, les essais en plein champ ne montraient jusqu'ici aucun effet sur la santé des ruches à proximité des champs traités. Il aura fallu qu'une équipe de l' [...]

 

Face aux pesticides, les abeilles s'adaptent | La Recherche - février 2016 (abonnés)

 

[Image] Les colonies s’adaptent face au danger que représentent les néonicotinoïdes via Abeille du Poitou

 

[L'étude] Reconciling laboratory and field assessments of neonicotinoid toxicity to honeybees | Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 18.11.2015 http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/282/1819/20152110

                  


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SUR ENTOMONEWS - From www2.cnrs.fr - November 24, 2015 9:09 PM :

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SUR ENTOMONEWS - From www2.cnrs.fr - November 24, 2015 9:09 PM :

→ Néonicotinoïdes et abeilles : la désorientation des individus confirmée en plein champ, la colonie adapte sa stratégie 

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SUR ENTOMONEWS - From www2.cnrs.fr - November 24, 2015 9:09 PM :

→ Néonicotinoïdes et abeilles : la désorientation des individus confirmée en plein champ, la colonie adapte sa stratégie 

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West Coast US Cities Sue Monsanto over Toxic Chemicals

West Coast US Cities Sue Monsanto over Toxic Chemicals | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Last week, Seattle, Washington became the latest addition to the list of cities filing lawsuits against multinational corporation Monsanto, joining San Diego, San Jose, Oakland and Berkeley in California, along with Spokane, Washington. These efforts, led by San Diego-based law firm Gomez Trial Attorneys, aim to extract tens of millions of dollars from the agrochemical company for knowingly promoting the severely hazardous line of polychlorinated biphenyls, more commonly known as PCBs.

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Go people power.

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6 Power Foods that Help Fight Cancer

6 Power Foods that Help Fight Cancer | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it

The bestHere are six  foods that help fight cancer, from flaxseed lignans, to tomatoes, to garlic, to avocados, to cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage,


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The secret to best health and longest life is clear: eat right, eat well, and don't eat too much.

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, January 21, 7:18 PM

Did you know that dark green leafy veggies, alliums (garlic, onions), and cruciferous veggies (broccoli, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, arugula,  Brussels sprouts) are three of the very best cancer fighting plant based real whole food ingredients that you you want to include in your weekly meal plans? Consuming any plant based real whole food rich in fiber, nutrient dense, and detoxifying will make a huge difference for your over all health.

 

Health Tips:  If you're relatively healthy and fit, and already eating plant based, you might want to consider eating two meals a day stretched out over six or more hours.  Eat an early lunch or brunch and then have your dinner later. You can fill up on filtered water when you wake until your first meal. then drink more filtered water between meals and a few hours before bedtime.

 

When you consume plant based ingredients, you're already getting all your antioxidants, vitamins, minerals which give you plenty of energy and help you feel lighter. These are the anti-inflammatory foods. If you want or feel you need to take supplements, you can always do so. Vitamin D, the B complex, and magnesium are recommended.

 

If you're still making changes to your food regimen, add more plant based ingredients and less of the animal based and processed food, which are pro-inflammatory.  You'll feel and look better.

 

Read more about "6 Power Foods That Help Fight Cancer" from www.ecowatch.com by Diana Herrington, Care2

 

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

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Changing Your Diet, For Life

Changing Your Diet, For Life | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it

The federal government released new dietary guidelines this month, suggesting a big reduction in the intake of sugar for most Americans. You can forgive Dr. Robert H. Lustig if he says "I told you so." 


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We are what we eat after all.

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, January 21, 2:22 PM

Dr. Lustig explains how processed food isn't food at all. Processed food is high in sugar and low in fiber. What we need is a low-sugar, high-fiber diet, or in other words, real food.

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The State of Food: Part II

The State of Food: Part II | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Mark Bittman on GMOs, farms, raising healthier kids, and establishing a minimum drinking age for soda.

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How about a new consumer protection organisation with real power to ensure the safety and quality of the food system.

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, December 17, 2015 1:45 PM

"You can’t change agriculture unless you change the way people eat, and you can’t change the way people eat unless you change agriculture—so which of those comes first?" Mark Bittman

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Humans damaging the environment faster than it can recover, UN finds

Humans damaging the environment faster than it can recover, UN finds | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Radical action is needed to combat increasing rate of environmental damage to water sources, land, biodiversity and marine life, report shows

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11 Weird Things Sugar Does to Your Body

11 Weird Things Sugar Does to Your Body | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Sugar might help you get through those hill sprints, but in excess, this sweet carb wreaks a bunch of not-so-great stuff throughout your body.

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, April 27, 1:53 PM

New science shows that this overload of sugar—often stemming from hard-to-detect hidden added sugars—is affecting your body in all sorts of strange ways. Check out these 11 weird things that sugar is doing to your body.

Sandi Cornez's curator insight, April 27, 8:48 PM

Did you know that excessive sugar consumption causes a cascade of metabolic injury to your body? Most people are now ingesting about 20 or more teaspoons/day or 150 pounds of sugar/year. This is insane.

 

Your body wasn't designed to handle the insulin spike that happens very quickly when you eat highly refined processed food stuff loaded with hidden sugars, high fructose corn syrup, and/or artificial sweeteners. Back in the Paleolithic days, your human ancestors ate starches aka complex carbs in the form of tubers, roots, fruits, and veggies.

 

Mother Nature is smart as she developed taste buds to detect the presence of starch. Starch was very important as it was a fuel supply. It released glucose into the bloodstream slowly. And here's the catch. The taste buds detecting the sweet taste of starch covered two-thirds of the tongue.

 

For the hunter-gatherers detecting sweet starch was critical for fuel and it also helped them with food safety. Poisonous plants are never sweet. But you and millions of other people live in a different age where sucrose (table sugar) is digested by enzymes in saliva and raise glucose levels in a few seconds. And the supply is unlimited.

 

Being on a sugar roller coaster not only ages you, but causes chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, cancer, and Alzheimer's disease. Sugar affects all your organs, including your brain. You may experience mood swings, brain fog, poor memory, fatigue, anxiety,  headaches, and depression.

 

Health tips: Isn't it time to switch from sickness to zestful-living? Try plant based real whole food and eliminate or greatly reduce your intake of sugar and all its derivatives. Learn to make your own food and avoid highly processed non food stuff. 

 

Grow your own sprouts, eat more dark leafy greens, add some algae, sea veggies to the mix. Eat ripe fruit if you're healthy and eat more veggies, legumes, nuts, seeds, and some whole grains. The more of these types of food you consume, the more your taste buds will crave these plant foods.

 

Read more about "11 ways Sugar Hurts Your Body" from www.bicycling.com by Leah Zerbe.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/dangers-of-sugar-consumption site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food/water tips @http://www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

Marty Roddy's curator insight, May 1, 8:15 AM
#nosugar

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Fructose alters hundreds of brain genes, which can lead to a wide range of diseases

Fructose alters hundreds of brain genes, which can lead to a wide range of diseases | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
The researchers discovered good news as well: An omega-3 fatty acid known as docosahexaenoic acid seems to reverse the harmful changes.

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, April 22, 2:30 PM

A range of diseases — from diabetes to cardiovascular disease, and from Alzheimer’s disease to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — are linked to changes to genes in the brain. A new study by UCLA life scientists has found that hundreds of those genes can be damaged by fructose, a sugar that’s common in the Western diet, in a way that could lead to those diseases.

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Paris interdit l'importation de cerises traitées au diméthoate

Paris interdit l'importation de cerises traitées au diméthoate | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
La France a décidé d'interdire les importations de cerises traitées au diméthoathe, insecticide utilisé dans la lutte contre une mouche destructrice de cultures fruitières, la drosophile Suzukii.

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Did we even know this was on our cherries?

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10 Worst Foods to Eat in the Morning

10 Worst Foods to Eat in the Morning | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Here are the 10 worst foods you can eat in the morning. A healthy breakfast diet includes fiber, protein and healthy fat that gives you energy and makes you

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, April 10, 2:10 PM

Did you know these are some of the worst foods to eat anytime, not just in the morning? If you want to be energized and feel good in the morning first begin drinking filtered water, several glasses full. with sliced lemon or a tiny drop of organic liquid Stevia, or plain, your choice.

 

An hour later you can eat some nutrient dense real whole food, raw or lightly steamed if you eat breakfast. Think avocado. If you don't eat breakfast, keep drinking the filtered water. Many people, maybe you do, eat later in the day. There's no rule that says you must eat three meals a day. Eat when you're hungry and eat real whole plant based nutient dense food that you're body recognizes and can use to maintain its necessary functions.

 

Health Tips:  You can make healthier versions of pancakes, waffles, muffins if you really want to. Check www.onegreenplanet.org for delicious plant based recipes to get you started.

 

Have you ever considered eating organic hummus and raw veggies as a meal and not as an appetizer or a snack? Making your own ensures you know what all the ingredients are. This a fiber, protein, healthy fat rich meal that tickles your taste buds. Think outside of the box when preparing your meals. Make it fun. your body will love you.

 

Read more about "10 Worst Foods to Eat in the Morning" from www.ecowatch.com by Franziska Spritzler, Authority Nutrition.

 

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Japan Kills 333 Minke Whales Including 200 Pregnant Females

Japan Kills 333 Minke Whales Including 200 Pregnant Females | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
As part of its intention to kill nearly 4,000 whales in the Antarctic over the next 12 years as “scientific research,” Japan’s whaling fleet returned to port Thursday with 333 dead minke whales, including pregnant females.

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I know that whale meat tastes good guys, but you are swimming against the tide by continuing to indulge your passion.

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pdeppisch's comment, March 29, 11:25 AM
Always a difference of opinion. I have friends who argue that global warming / climate change is NOT man made and the fact that we kill flora and fauna with abandonment does not even register on the radar. I keep saying: Nothing will change until a very, very serious catastrophe strikes. :(
Garry Rogers's comment, March 29, 12:12 PM
It may even take a short-cycle series of impossibly serious catastrophes.
pdeppisch's comment, March 29, 12:14 PM
I think human made climate change has passed the point of no return! We are going to have those "short-cycle series of impossibly serious catastrophes"
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Monsanto’s Roundup Could Get Whacked by European Regulators

Monsanto’s Roundup Could Get Whacked by European Regulators | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
It’s been a tough year for glyphosate, the world’s most popular weedkiller. A year ago, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an arm of the World Health Organization, declared that glyphosate—the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup products—was probably carcinogenic to humans. In the months since, multiple lawsuits have been filed blaming the chemical for causing cancer and birth defects. In February, testing found traces of glyphosate in German beer and organic panty liners sold in France. Other tests have found chemical residue in British bread, as well as in the urine of people across Europe. In early March, the European Union put off a vote to renew a 15-year license for glyphosate after several member states balked.

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Como podemos hacer lo mismo aqui en Mexico.  Ya sabemos el impacto sobre el medio ambiente.  Tenemos que ser al frente de la lucha por un mundo mas sano.

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Néonicotinoïdes et abeilles : une étude démonte l'argument phare des semenciers

Néonicotinoïdes et abeilles : une étude démonte l'argument phare des semenciers | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Une étude réalisée en conditions réelles démonte l'argument phare des semenciers : le fait que le nombre d'abeilles ne diminue pas près des champs traités aux néonicotinoïdes.

Depuis janvier 2016, l'usage de pesticides néonicotinoïdes est interdit en France. Un mois auparavant, l'Europe les avait de nouveau autorisés après deux ans de moratoire ! Cet imbroglio législatif résulte notamment de la confusion qui émane des études cherchant à évaluer la toxicité de ces produits : d'un côté, les tests en laboratoire indiquent que les néonicotinoïdes peuvent tuer les abeilles domestiques ; de l'autre, les essais en plein champ ne montraient jusqu'ici aucun effet sur la santé des ruches à proximité des champs traités. Il aura fallu qu'une équipe de l' [...]

 

Face aux pesticides, les abeilles s'adaptent | La Recherche - février 2016 (abonnés)

 

[Image] Les colonies s’adaptent face au danger que représentent les néonicotinoïdes via Abeille du Poitou

 

[L'étude] Reconciling laboratory and field assessments of neonicotinoid toxicity to honeybees | Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 18.11.2015 http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/282/1819/20152110

                  


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SUR ENTOMONEWS - From www2.cnrs.fr - November 24, 2015 9:09 PM :

→ Néonicotinoïdes et abeilles : la désorientation des individus confirmée en plein champ, la colonie adapte sa stratégie 

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Isabelle Pélissié's curator insight, March 4, 4:19 AM

 

SUR ENTOMONEWS - From www2.cnrs.fr - November 24, 2015 9:09 PM :

→ Néonicotinoïdes et abeilles : la désorientation des individus confirmée en plein champ, la colonie adapte sa stratégie 

CARI asbl's curator insight, March 9, 7:25 AM

 

SUR ENTOMONEWS - From www2.cnrs.fr - November 24, 2015 9:09 PM :

→ Néonicotinoïdes et abeilles : la désorientation des individus confirmée en plein champ, la colonie adapte sa stratégie 

Eben Lenderking's curator insight, March 9, 3:10 PM

 

SUR ENTOMONEWS - From www2.cnrs.fr - November 24, 2015 9:09 PM :

→ Néonicotinoïdes et abeilles : la désorientation des individus confirmée en plein champ, la colonie adapte sa stratégie 

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[Ecouter] De la vie des abeilles

[Ecouter] De la vie des abeilles | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Le philosophe Michel Serres évoque aujourd'hui la vie des abeilles, qui dès l'Antiquité étaient élevées par tous les paysans.

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En Frances, audio de la musique des abeilles

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L’agro-industrie veut confisquer le mot « bio »

L’agro-industrie veut confisquer le mot « bio » | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Après avoir étouffé au maximum les pionniers de l’agriculture biologique, les industriels et les autorités leur dénient maintenant l’emploi du qualificatif « bio ». Derrière les mots, c’est une bataille de fond qui se joue.

D’un côté, certains mouvements historiques de l’agriculture biologique, résolument opposés à l’agriculture chimique industrielle, sont enquêtés sur l’usage qu’ils font dans leur communication des préfixes « bio », et « éco ». De l’autre, les plus gros pourvoyeurs de pesticides toxiques – (...)

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The cynicism of big AG

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http://geopolis.francetvinfo.fr/bureau-bruxelles-france2/2016/02/12/quand-le-parlement-europeen-veut-transformer-le-bio-en-presque-bio.html

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SUR ENTOMONEWS - From www.reporterre.net - February 17, 2014 4:45 PM :

Tempête à l'INRA autour d'un rapport sur l'agriculture biologique

                              
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Here's Why Cutting Sugar Intake Is Sweet For Your Child's Health

Here's Why Cutting Sugar Intake Is Sweet For Your Child's Health | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
When a study took sugar out of the diets of the 43 children, the subjects began to heed their bodies’ satiety clues, or know when they were full or hungry. What else were the effects of sugar on children and their well-being?

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Not just theirs, but everyone's

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, November 2, 2015 1:56 PM

"All the measures of metabolic health such as insulin, blood glucose, triglycerides, LDL or “bad” cholesterol, and liver function improved with sugar restriction."

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If we fail to tax sugary drinks, we fail our poorest children | Sarah Wollaston

If we fail to tax sugary drinks, we fail our poorest children | Sarah Wollaston | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
There’s no single way to tackle childhood obesity, but the problem is urgent, especially among disadvantaged children. A 20% tax would be a big help

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We could start by stopping to subsidise sugar for one…We could then stop subsidising the corn industry to produce high fructose corn syrup.  That would already be a great start.  How perverse is it that we distort the market in favour of these unhealthy substances and then end up having the highest rates of chronic disease that are related to consumption of these same substances…the US is the fattest, sickest developed country on earth with the highest per capita healthcare costs…the problem is that we are poisoning ourselves with our industrial-agricultural system and the processed food industry…it is the root cause.

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Institute for Responsible Nutrition's curator insight, December 1, 2015 2:35 PM

"When it comes to preventing obesity, however, no policy will be effective without tackling our food environment."