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Green light for UK's largest Passivhaus scheme - Building.co.uk

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Green light for UK's largest Passivhaus scheme
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The scheme, designed by architect Architype, will see 150 houses built in the rural town of Kingstone in Herefordshire.

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Top 5 Augmented Reality Mobile Apps | Application development Blog from Appsdevelopers, leading Mobile App CompanyApplication development Blog from Appsdevelopers, leading Mobile App Company

Top 5 Augmented Reality Mobile Apps | Application development Blog from Appsdevelopers, leading Mobile App CompanyApplication development Blog from Appsdevelopers, leading Mobile App Company | PlanetNews | Scoop.it
Apps Developers is a leading Mobile Application Development Company with offices in Melbourne, Silicon Valley & London.

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Luigi Cappel's curator insight, October 25, 10:06 PM

I've always been a big fan of Augmented Reality and have been involved in a few firsts in that industry. I'm really interested in feedback on the ionroad app. It sounds really good, although I'm not sure I would use it personally beyond testing it, so I'm not in a rush to buy it, although it is priced to buy.

 

It's a shame they don't offer a one month trial or similar. I'd certainly be keen to give it a good go and review it on that basis.

 

In the meantime, if anyone has tried it, I would welcome your feedback. It sounds like the perfect app for insurance companies and potentially better than some of the current offerings such as the Tower NZ app which got boring very quickly and penalized me for having to commute on secondary roads.

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Australia drying caused by greenhouse gases and ozone

Australia drying caused by greenhouse gases and ozone | PlanetNews | Scoop.it
NOAA scientists have developed a new high-resolution climate model that shows southwestern Australia's long-term decline in fall and winter rainfall is caused by increases in manmade greenhouse gas emissions and ozone depletion, according to research published today in Nature Geoscience.
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GPS-Tagged Sharks Post Location to Twitter, Alerting Beachgoers

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GPS-Tagged Sharks Post Location to Twitter, Alerting Beachgoers (GPS-Tagged Sharks Post Location to Twitter, Alerting Beachgoers: The Twitter feed of Surf Life Saving Western ...

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Luigi Cappel's curator insight, December 27, 2013 8:45 PM

It's the Internet of Sharks, great idea having sharks check in on Twitter!

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Humanity Wholly Unprepared for Abrupt Climate Impacts, Warns Report

Humanity Wholly Unprepared for Abrupt Climate Impacts, Warns Report | PlanetNews | Scoop.it

Common Dreams, December 4, 2013
HUMANITY WHOLLY UNPREPARED FOR ABRUPT CLIMATE IMPACTS, WARNS REPORT : 'The pace of change is orders of magnitude higher than what species have experienced in the last tens of millions of years.'

Those are at least two of the takeaways from a new report released by scientists in the National Academy of Sciences on December 3, 2013 which says the sudden impacts of climate change this century and beyond are inevitable but warn that far too little has been done to prepare for them.

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/12/04-1

 

  ▶  WOMEN'S KNOWLEDGE: THREE REASONS WE WON'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE WITHOUT IT http://sco.lt/83NaQj

 

 ▶  ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH: ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/8diF4z

 

▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

 

 

- ▶ BIG BUSINESS CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6x8dHN

 

▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING - NATURE IS PRICELESS (INVESTING LIKE AN ECOSYSTEM  http://sco.lt/7xzjKj

 

 

 

▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT - UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/7C0zyb

 

 ▶  WARSAW U.N. CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE - COP19, UNFCC http://sco.lt/8vqDpZ

 

 

 

-▶  THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/7sR3eT

 

▶  CONSUMING OURSELVES OUT OF EXISTENCE: ECONOMIC REPORT INTO BIODIVERSITY CRISIS http://sco.lt/868xd3

 

▶  AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET: WHY CAPITALISM WON'T (HASN'T) SOLVED CLIMATE CHANGE, Part 1 and 2  http://sco.lt/6ECkvx

 

▶  PRICING CARBON, CARBON STORAGE, OFFSETS:  FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE PLANET http://sco.lt/7d7RmT

 

 ▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING C02 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd

 

▶  WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

 

SEE:

▶▶ Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment by @pdjmoo  http://sco.lt/8D8NuL

 

▶▶ OUR OCEANS NEED US by @pdjmoo  http://sco.lt/6wow1R

 

 

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No wonder we are noticed extreme Climate-change dismalness across the globe and left the trail behind with many deaths, decampment and economical loss.... 

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Michael Q Todd – Google+ - Butterfly numbers are rapidly declining. Hopefully we will…

Michael Q Todd – Google+ - Butterfly numbers are rapidly declining. Hopefully we will… | PlanetNews | Scoop.it
Butterfly numbers are rapidly declining. Hopefully we will wake up to this predicament just in time to save some of the species

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Shark Defenders: This Is Sustainable Shark Fishing?

Shark Defenders: This Is Sustainable Shark Fishing? | PlanetNews | Scoop.it
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So to protect our world we must put our foot down on the over consumption of our natural resources in this case Sharks. Can they continue if they killed like this?

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China's River of Dead Pigs - 17,000 of them

China's River of Dead Pigs - 17,000 of them | PlanetNews | Scoop.it

 

 

 CHINA DEAD PIGS GOOGLE IMAGES SEARCH: http://ow.ly/j7bFC

 

--------------------CHINA'S RIVER OF DEAD PIGS --------------------

 29 March 2013 The Guardian
RIVERS OF BLOOD: THE DEAD PIGS ROTTING IN CHINA'S DRINKING WATER SUPPLY http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/29/dead-pigs-china-water-supply

 

March 19, 2013 -

SHANGHAI RIVER'S DEAD PIG TOTAL APPROACHES 15,000 http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Shanghai_rivers_dead_pig_total_approaches_15000_999.html

March 18, 2013

DEAD PIGS IN CHINA RIVER EXCEED 13,000 http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Dead_pigs_in_China_river_exceed_13000_999.html

March 16, 2013 - Huffington Post Green VIDEO

DEAD PIG COUNT IN CHINA'S WATERS NEAR SHANGHAI SPIKES TO 12,566 GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/16/dead-pigs-china-shanghai_n_2890112.html

March 13, 2013 - Reuters

DEAD PIGS IN CHINA RIVER SPOTLIGHT HEEDLESS INDUSTRY http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/13/us-china-pigs-idUSBRE92C1AP20130313

March 12, 2013 - Time Magazine
A RIVER OF PIGS AND 5 OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARES - THE PRICE OF POLLUTION - CHINA http://world.time.com/2013/03/12/china-a-river-of-pigs-and-5-other-environmental-nightmares

 

28,000 RIVERS WIPED OFF THE MAP OF CHINA  http://sco.lt/7paeFV

 

 

--------------------- USA FACTORY FARMS-----------------------

 

WHY EVERYONE SHOULD BE ANGRY ABOUT FACTORY FARMING  http://sco.lt/99oDEP

 

March 14, 2013 - Mother Jones

CHINA'S DEAD HOG SCANDAL IS GROSS - BUT SO ARE THE HOG FECES IN THE US WATERWAYS http://sco.lt/5J0QEr

 

+++++ WATCH: "A RIVER OF WASTE "  Beginning with a history of the American food system, River of Waste shows its evolution to large-scale corporate farms where pollution and use of growth hormones threaten both individual health and the future of our planet http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/river-waste/

 

March 14, 3013 - Mother Jones

IOWA'S FACTORY LIVESTOCK FARMS CHURN OUT MORE UNTREATED WASTE THAN THE HUMAN SEWAGE OUTPUT OF THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES  http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/03/chinas-dead-hog-scandal-gross%E2%80%94-so-are-our-factories-farms

 

STOP FACTORY FARMS FROM POLLUTING OUR WATERWAYS WITH DRUGS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3643934709/groups-file-motion-to-stop-factory-farms-from-using-waterways-as-dumping-grounds

 

Feb 28, 2013 - New Statesman

MEAT MARKET: THE RISKS OF OUR CORRUPT GLOBAL FOOD CHAIN  http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/culture/2013/02/meat-market-risks-our-corrupt-global-food-chain

 

THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT: CAFOs and FACTORY FARMING http://sco.lt/6nyxoP

 

 

VIDEO : SHOCKING FINDINGS: SPANISH PIG FARMING ABUSE  http://action.ciwf.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=119&ea.campaign.id=19330&ea.tracking.id=a8368275&utm_campaign=pig&utm_source=shared&utm_medium=twitter

 

 WHY THE WORLD NEEDS A RENAISSANCE OF SMALL FARMING  | Colin Tudge | The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/sep/18/small-farming-renaissance-greed-agriculture

 

 

 

 __________"ENVIROPIGS" = GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PIGS+++++++

 

PATENT FOR A PIG:  BIOTECH SCIENTISTS "IMPROVE" TRANSGENIC GMO "ENVIROPIGS" http://sco.lt/7hrnF3

 


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USA LNG EXPORTS - FRIEND OR FOE? Natural Gas As a Clean Fossil Fuel?

USA LNG EXPORTS - FRIEND OR FOE? Natural Gas As a Clean Fossil Fuel? | PlanetNews | Scoop.it

 

27 March 2013 - Global Possiibilities

Leakages of gas in production and distribution systems can lead to higher greenhouse gas levels..  Now a New Study Seriously Challenges the Claim That Natural Gas Is a Clean Fossil Fuel... http://www.globalpossibilities.org/how-a-new-study-seriously-challenges-the-claim-that-natural-gas-is-a-clean-fossil-fuel/

 

*******METHANE IS ABOUT 20 TIMES MORE POTENT IN WARMING THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE THAN CARBON DIOXIDE *****

 

May 8, 2013 World Resources Institute
U.S. NATURAL GAS EXPORTS: FRIEND OR FOE? http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/05/us-natural-gas-exports-friend-or-foe

 

May 2, 2013 World Resources Institute
WHAT EXPORTING U.S. NATURAL GAS MEANS FOR THE CLIMATE http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/05/what-exporting-us-natural-gas-means-climate

 

May 20, 2013 National Journal - Energy Experts Blog
WHAT'S AT STAKE WITH NATURAL GAS EXPORTS? COMPILATION OF BLOGS FROM ENERGY EXPERTS http://energy.nationaljournal.com/2013/05/whats-at-stake-with-naturalgas.php

 

USA NATURAL GAS TO BE EXPORTED, LEAVING A POLLUTION CESSPOOL FOR TAX PAYER CLEANUP & CLIMATE CHANGE METHANE  http://sco.lt/6f9msr

 

May 6, 2013 WRI Insights
5 REASONS WHY IT'S (STILL) IMPORTANT TO REDUCE FUGITIVE METHANE EMISSIONS http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/05/5-reasons-why-its-still-important-reduce-fugitive-methane-emissions

 

 May 19m 2013 Nation of Change

OBAMA DOE APPROVES 2nd FRACKED GAS LNG EXPORT TERMINAL http://www.nationofchange.org/friday-trash-dump-obama-doe-approves-2nd-fracked-gas-lng-export-terminal-1368973309

 

27 March, 2013 Washington Post
IMF: WANT TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE?  GET RID OF #1.9 TRILLION IN ENERGY SUBSIDIES http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/03/27/imf-want-to-fight-climate-change-get-rid-of-1-9-trillion-

 

 

 

THE SHALE GAS 'FRACKING' REVOLUTION - AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE  http://sco.lt/8qklOrin-energy-subsidies/

 

 

FRACKING OURSELVES INTO OBLIVION http://sco.lt/8mKlIP

 

FRACKING OUR FOOD SUPPLY http://sco.lt/9FYebx

 

 

 

 


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 NOTE FROM @pdjmoo March 2013

THIS FOSSIL FUEL GAS WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER ON THE GLOBAL MARKETS AND THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT IT WILL PROVIDE THE USA WITH CHEAPER GAS, IN FACT IT COULD ULTIMATELY PUSH DOMESTIC PRICES UP -- SIMILAR TO THE OIL/GASOLINE CARTEL OPERATION.

 

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Consensus Confirmed: 97 Percent of Climate Papers Agree on Manmade Global Warming

Consensus Confirmed: 97 Percent of Climate Papers Agree on Manmade Global Warming | PlanetNews | Scoop.it
According to polling data, only about half the public understands the scientific consensus on global warming. Yet surveys of the peer-reviewed literature are crystal clear on the consensus.
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TEPCO Seeks Permission to Dump Groundwater from Fukushima Plant Into Ocean

TEPCO Seeks Permission to Dump Groundwater from Fukushima Plant Into Ocean | PlanetNews | Scoop.it
Kevin | Atrocities, Collapse, Economy, Energy, Environment, Food, Health, Infrastructure
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Elephant Gets Ultimate Revenge On Poacher

Elephant Gets Ultimate Revenge On Poacher | PlanetNews | Scoop.it
An elephant in Zimbabwe reportedly trampled a poacher who was attempting to kill the wild animal.
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Why You Should Care That Nearly A Third Of U.S. Honey Bees Died Last Winter

Why You Should Care That Nearly A Third Of U.S. Honey Bees Died Last Winter | PlanetNews | Scoop.it
Almost a third of managed U.S. honey bees died last winter, according to a new survey of commercial and home beekeepers.
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Taiji Dolphin Hunters Harpoon First Pilot Whale of the Season

Taiji Dolphin Hunters Harpoon First Pilot Whale of the Season | PlanetNews | Scoop.it
By Kirsten Massebeau On May 1, 2013 the Taiji Fisherman  went back to work this time harpooning cetaceans at sea as reported by the International Wildlife Investigations: 1st landing of long finned...
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Syngenta - Another Silent Spring: Altrazine and Deadly Bee Neonicotinoids Poisoning Ecosystems and Human Health

Syngenta - Another Silent Spring: Altrazine and Deadly Bee Neonicotinoids Poisoning Ecosystems and Human Health | PlanetNews | Scoop.it

 

                         A CRIMINAL ATTACK ON OUR PLANET

                          Guardian Environment, June 23, 2014

-▶ TOXIC INSECTICIDES PUT WORLD FOOD SUPPLIES AT RISK, SAY SCIENTISTS. Regulations on pesticides have failed to prevent poisoning of almost all habitats, international team of scientists concludes. The world’s most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals’ impacts.
    The researchers compare their impact with that reported in Silent Spring, the landmark 1962 book by Rachel Carson that revealed the decimation of birds and insects by the blanket use of DDT and other pesticides and led to the modern environmental movement.
    Billions of dollars’ worth of the potent and long-lasting neurotoxins are sold every year but regulations have failed to prevent the poisoning of almost all habitats, the international team of scientists concluded in the most detailed study yet. As a result, they say, creatures essential to global food production – from bees to earthworms – are likely to be suffering grave harm and the chemicals must be phased out... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/24/insecticides-world-food-supplies-risk

 

 Guardian Environment, July 15, 2014 - George Monbiot
 -▶ BAN NEONICOTINOIDS NOW -- TO AVERT ANOTHER SILENT SPRING. This pesticide is destroying life across the natural world: the evidence cannot be denied. Only a global moratorium will stop it http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/15/ban-neonicotinoids-another-silent-spring-pesticide-moratorium

 

Mongabay, July 15, 2014
 -▶ 'STOP USING THE BLOODY THINGS' : PESTICIDES LINKED TO BEE COLLAPSE NOW BLAMED FOR BIRD DECLINES http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0715-hance-neonicotinoids-birds.html

 

Summit Voice, July 10, 2014
 -▶ BUMBLEBEES LOSE FORAGING SKILLS AFTER EXPOSURE TO SYSTEMIC NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES. Bumblebees carrying tiny transmitters have helped show how long-term exposure to systemic neonicotinoid pesticides prevents the insects from learning all the skills they need to forage for pollen. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/10/environment-bumblebees-lose-foraging-skills-after-exposure-to-systemic-neonicotinoid-pesticides/

 

 Guardian Environment, July 09, 2014
    -▶ CRIMINAL: NEONICOTINOID AGRICULTURAL INSECTICIDES, DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS, BIODIVERSITY AND YOUR HEALTH -  LINKED TO RECENT FALL IN FARMLAND BIRD NUMBERS. Peer-Reviewed Research, published in the leading journal Nature has revealed pervasive pollution by these nerve agents now threatening all food production. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/09/neonicotinoids-farmland-birds

 

Mother Jones, November 07, 2011

 -▶ INDEPENDENT PANEL: EPA UNDERESTIMATES ALTRAZINE'S CANCER RISK http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2011/11/atrazine-cancer-epa

 

Treehugger, March 06, 2014
 ▶ A SILENT EPIDEMIC OF NEUROTOXINS IS THREATENING OUR CHILDREN'S BRAINS http://www.treehugger.com/health/silent-epidemic-neurotoxins-threatening-our-childrens-brains.html

 

 

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                                             VIDEO REPORT

                            Democracy Now, February 21, 2014

                                    -▶ SILENCING SCIENCE

We speak with scientist Tyrone Hayes of the University of California, Berkeley, who discovered a widely used herbicide may have harmful effects on the endocrine system. But when he tried to publish the results, the chemical’s manufacturer launched a campaign to discredit his work. Hayes was first hired in 1997 by a company, which later became agribusiness giant Syngenta, to study their product, atrazine, a pesticide that is applied to more than half the corn crops in the United States, and widely used on golf courses and Christmas tree farms. When Hayes found results Syngenta did not expect — that atrazine causes sexual abnormalities in frogs, and could cause the same problems for humans — it refused to allow him to publish his findings. A new article in The New Yorker magazine uses court documents from a class action lawsuit against Syngenta to show how it sought to smear Hayes’ reputation and prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from banning the profitable chemical, which is already banned by the European Union.... http://www.democracynow.org/2014/2/21/silencing_the_scientist_tyrone_hayes_on

 

 New Yorker, February 10, 2014

-▶ DESTROYING A GOOD REPUTATION:  THE SCIENTIST WHO TOOK ON A POWERFUL, GLOBAL HERBICIDE MANUFACTURER http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/02/10/140210fa_fact_aviv?currentPage=all

 

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                                         RT New, May 15, 2014
 -▶ SYNGENTA'S METHODS OF SILENCING GMO OPPOSITION ARE UNBELIEVABLE http://rt.com/op-edge/159184-syngenta-gmo-opposition-silencing/

 

June 17, 2013 100Reporters
▶ PEST CONTROL: SYNGENTA'S SECRET CAMPAIGN TO DISCREDIT 'ALTRAZINE' CRITICS http://100r.org/2013/06/pest-control-syngentas-secret-campaign-to-discredit-atrazines-critics/

 

June 18, 2013 Grist
  ▶  SYNGENTA PLAYS DIRTY TO SHAPE PUBLIC OPINION ON HERBICIDE http://grist.org/food/syngenta-plays-dirty-to-shape-public-opinion-on-herbicide/?utm_source=syndication&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feed

 

  ▶  SYNGENTA'S PAID THIRD PARTY PUNDITS TO SPIN THE NEWS ON ENDROCINE DISRUPTOR WEED KILLER "ATRAZINE" http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1155385189/syngenta-s-paid-third-party-pundits-to-spin-the-news-on-endrocine-disruptor-atrazine

 

- ▶ ENDROCINE AG CHEMICAL DISRUPTERS A GLOBAL EMERGENCY: NEW UN STUDY REVEALS OUR CHEMICAL FOLLY http://sco.lt/6KqMcb

 

       PESTICIDE OVERLOAD: 1.1 BILLION POUNDS USED PER YEAR...

 ▶ U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY REPORT: LATEST ESTIMATES OF PESTICIDE USE IN THE UNITED STATES http://epa.gov/oppfead1/cb/csb_page/updates/2011/sales-usage06-07.html

 

 

  ▶  AGRICHEMICAL GIANT, SYNGENTA, FAULTS EU BEE PESTICIDE BAN :  AN INDUSTRY IN DENIAL http://sco.lt/4nspjV

 

 

 The Ecologist, July 02, 2014
 -▶ NEONICOTINOIDS ARE POISONING NOT JUST BEES BUT ENTIRE FARMLAND ECOSYSTEMS The world's most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals' impacts. http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2459001/neonicotoids_are_poisoning_entire_farmland_ecosystems.html

 

BBC News, June 23, 2014

-▶ WIDESPREAD IMPACTS OF NEONICOTINOIDS 'IMPOSSIBLE TO DENY': UNEQUIVOCAL EVIDENCE Neonicotinoid pesticides are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial species and are a key factor in the decline of bees, say scientists http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27980344

 

 ▶ REPORT:  HOW WORLDWIDE USE OF NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDE IS DESTROYING WILDLIFE, POLLUTING WATERWAYS

“It is clear that these chemicals have the potential to affect entire food chains. The environmental persistence of the neonicotinoids, their propensity for runoff and for groundwater infiltration, and their cumulative and largely irreversible mode of action in invertebrates raise significant environmental concerns.” http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2013/07/17/neonicotinoid-insecticide-toxicity.aspx

 

Guardian Environment, July 04, 2014
 ▶ SYNGENTA WITHDRAWS APPLICATION TO USE KILLER BANNED PESTICIDE LINKED TO BEE HARM http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/04/syngneta-banned-pesticide-bees http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/04/syngneta-banned-pesticide-bees

 

Guardian Environment, June 25, 2014
 ▶ SYNGENTA SEEKS 'EMERGENCY' EXEMPTION TO USE BANNED INSECTICIDE ON UK CROPS. If approved, up to one-third of UK oilseed rape crops could be treated with neonicotinoids despite a European ban http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/25/syngenta-exemption-neonicotinoid-insecticide-ban-oilseed-rape

 

The Post, Canada, June 19, 2013

▶  BEES DYING BY THE MILLIONS AS GMO CORN WITH THEIR PESTICIDES ARE PLANTED http://www.thepost.on.ca/2013/06/19/bees-dying-by-the-millions

 

 ▶  OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF

 

Buzz About Bees, April 29, 2014

 -▶ 80,000 BEE COLONIES POISONED IN CALIFORNIA DURING ALMOND POLLINATION - THE DEVASTATING BEE DIE-OFF
http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/Bee-Colonies-Poisoned-in-California.html

 

Guardian Environment, May 09, 2014
 -▶ HONEYBEES ABANDONING HIVES AND DYING DUE TO NEONICOTIONOID INSECTICIDE USE, RESEARCH STUDY FINDS Harvard study shows neonicotionoids are devastating colonies by triggerring colony collapse disorder http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/09/honeybees-dying-insecticide-harvard-study

 

  IUCN, June 24, 2014
 ▶ SYSTEMIC PESTICIDES POSE GLOBAL THREAT TO BIODIVERSITY, ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH. The conclusions of a new meta-analysis (800 Scientists) of the systemic pesticides neonicotinoids and fipronil (neonics) confirm that they are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial invertebrate species and are a key factor in the decline of bees. http://www.iucn.org/news_homepage/?16025/Systemic-Pesticides-Pose-Global-Threat-to-Biodiversity-And-Ecosystem-Services

 

 Grist, June 25, 2014
 -▶ EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT NEONIC PESTICIDES IS AWFUL http://grist.org/news/everything-we-know-about-neonic-pesticides-is-awful/

 

 Digital Journal , July 02, 2014
 -▶ GENETICALLY ENGINEERED U.S. COTTON GROWERS WANT UNLICENSED, HIGHLY TOXIC PESTICIDE USE ON 3 MILLION ACRES - FURTHER POISONING SOIL, WATER AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THE ENVIRONMENT -- EXCEPT THE COTTON http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2031904

 

▶ PLACING PROFITS AHEAD OF WELL BEING: CHALLENGING THE DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF AGRO-CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3070968001/placing-profits-ahead-of-wellbeing-challenging-the-destructive-power-of-agro-chemical-industry

 

 

Bleeding Heartland, July 02, 3013
 -▶ TIME FOR TOM VILSACK, US SEC. OF AGRICULTURE, TO SHOW LEADERSHIP ON GMO WEED CONTROL.  As the USDA considers the biotech industry's "next silver bullet solution" for herbicide-resistant weeds, Vilsack should think hard about the risks, "rather than just believing people who have some shiny new product to sell" Vilsack's record raises doubts about whether he is up to this task. http://www.bleedingheartland.com/diary/7011/time-for-tom-vilsack-to-show-leadership-on-weed-control

 

                                           BAN GMOs NOW -

                                       A Special ISIS Report

                                           http://sco.lt/5CPilt

 

May 22, 2013 Natural New
▶ OVER 800 WORLD SCIENTISTS AGREE: GM CROPS ARE NOTHING SHORT OF A BIO-WAR ON OUR FOOD http://www.naturalnews.com/040447_GMO_biowar_food.html

 

 

 Huffington Post Green, June 17, 2014
 -▶ CHINA'S REJECTION OF GMO CORN HAS COST U.S. UP TO $2.9 BILLION. The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) estimated in a report that rejections of shipments containing Syngenta AG's Agrisure Viptera corn resulted in losses of at least $1 billion, based on an economic analysis that included data supplied by top global grain exporters. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/gmo-corn-china_n_5162921.html

 

 Global Research, July 02, 2014

 ▶ ACQUIESCING TO BIG BIOTECH:  RELENTLESS DRIVE TO FORCE GMO CROPS AND THEIR  PESTICIDES INTO BRITAIN http://www.globalresearch.ca/acquiescing-to-big-biotech-relentless-drive-to-force-gmo-crops-into-britain/5389562

 

Mail Online, March 14, 2014
 ▶  SCIENTISTS HIDDEN LINKS TO THE GM FOOD GIANTS. Disturbing truth behind official report that said UK should forge on with Frankenfoods. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2581387/Scientists-hidden-links-GM-food-giants-Disturbing-truth-official-report-said-UK-forge-Frankenfoods.html

 

 May 2, 2013 Guardian Environment

▶ USA BOWS TO POWERFUL BIOTECH CHEMICAL CARTEL - REJECTS EU CLAIM OF INSECTICIDE AS PRIME REASON FOR BEE COLONY COLLAPSE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/02/us-bee-report-pesticide-eu

 

                                                      WATCH

                                   May 17, 2013 Natural News

▶ SYSTEMIC PESTICIDES ARE PENETRATING DEEP INTO PLANT TISSUES, DESTROYING BEETLES, TREES, BEES AND HUMAN HORMONES (AND WE EAT THIS FOOD?) http://www.naturalnews.com/040377_systemic_pesticides_bee_populations_hormones.html

 

 April 25, 2013 - Sun Journal

▶ A FREE RIDE? U.S. SENATORS INTRODUCE BILL TO  EASE REGULATIONS" ON PESTICIDES  http://www.newbernsj.com/news/business/hagan-co-sponsors-bill-to-reduce-regulations-on-pesticides-1.132767in-the-air

 

USA Today, March 28, 2013
 ▶ STUDY: TWO-THIRDS OF PESTICIDES IN CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND IN ENVIRONMENT GOT EPA LOOPHOLE APPROVAL WITH MINIMUM OR NO TESTING http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/03/27/pesticides-get-flawed-epa-approval/2024991/

 

100 Reporters, February 15, 2012
 ▶ THE BAIT AND SWITCH TACTICS OF THE PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL INDUSTRY:  FDA OVERSIGHT? WEIGHING THE PARTS, IGNORING THE WHOLE. The chemicals the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registers for use have little connection with the frequently more toxic substances sold by the millions of pounds to unsuspecting American consumers.
     In the EPA’s process for registering chemicals...pesticide makers win approval for specific active ingredients, and then mix those chemicals with a number of other ingredients. The result is a far different formulation that has bypassed government safety reviews and is then sold to the public.  “Virtually no pesticide is registered by the EPA. The EPA only registers the active ingredient.”
http://100r.org/2012/02/epa-oversight-weighing-the-parts-ignoring-the-whole/

 

Institute of Science in Society
  ▶  SYNGENTA CHARGED FOR COVERING UP LIVESTOCK DEATHS FROM GM CORN Bt INSECTICIDEhttp://www.i-sis.org.uk/Syngenta_Charged_for_Covering_Up_Livestock_Deaths_from_GM_Corn.php

 

 

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 ▶ DEADLY PESTICIDE PRETREATED PLANTS/SEEDS SOLD TO CONSUMERS AS 'BEE FRIENDLY - UNLABELED http://sco.lt/93qJaj

 

 July 21, 2013 - Summit County

▶ PESTICIDES, SUPPRESSING INSECT IMMUNE SYSTEMS AT ROOT OF BEE, BAT AND AMPHIBIAN DIE-OFFS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/07/21/environment-pesticides-may-be-at-the-root-of-bee-bat-and-amphibian-die-offs/

 

The Age, August 16, 2013
▶ DEFORMED INSECTS BLAMED ON PESTICIDE USE http://www.theage.com.au/environment/deformed-insects-blamed-on-pesticide-use-20130815-2rzi6.html

 

Telegraph, June 14, 2013

 -▶ BEE-KILLING NEONICOTINOIDS HARM BIRDS, SOIL AND LEACHES INTO GROUNDWATER, WHERE IT PERSISTS FOR YEARS  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/10119237/Neonicotinoids-harm-birds-and-soil.html

 

The Independent, June 24, 2014
-▶ PESTICIDES LINKED TO MASS BEE DEATHS ALSO KILL OTHER FRIENDLY ORGANISMS INCLUDING BIRDS AND FISH. A group of 29 scientists from four continents found unequivocal evidence from hundreds of published studies to claim that “neonics” – the most widely used pesticides in the world – are having a dramatic impact on the ecosystems that support food production and wildlife. http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/pesticides-linked-to-mass-bee-deaths-also-affect-other-friendly-organisms-including-birds-and-fish-9557959.html

 

January 10, 2012 Mother Jones

 ▶   BAYER RAKES IN $1 BILLION IN 2010 WITH BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/01/purdue-study-implicates-bayer-pesticide-bee-die-offs

 

Friends of The Earth, Jun 25, 2014
▶  NEW TESTS FIND BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES IN 51% OF "BEE-FRIENDLY" PLANTS FROM GARDEN CENTERS ACROSS U.S. AND CANADA http://www.foe.org/news/archives/2014-06-new-tests-find-bee-killing-pesticides-in-51-percent-of-bee-friendly-plants

 

 -▶ TRACKING THE CAUSES OF MASSIVE MONARCH BUTTERFLY DECLINE: GMOs, PESTICIDES, HABITAT LOSS DUE TO MEGA MONOCROP FARMING http://sco.lt/8iXChl

 

 

  -▶ PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/813dw1

 

 Huffington Post Green, June 21, 2014

-▶ PRESIDENT OBAMA ESTABLISHES TASK FORCE TO 'SAVE THE BEES' http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/21/obama-white-house-task-force-bees-pesticides_n_5518049.html

 

 

                                                            PHOTOS
                             On The Wing Photography, May 21, 2014
              WHEN ALL THE HIVES COLLAPSE WHERE WILL WE BEE? http://onthewingphotography.com/wings/2014/05/21/when-all-the-hives-collapse-where-will-we-bee/

 

Beyond Pesticides, May 21, 2014

LANDMARK LEGISLATION

-▶ NEONICOTINOIDS: MINNESOTA PASSES BILL TO LABEL GARDEN PLANTS FOR POLLINATORS. Under the bill passed by Minnesota’s House and Senate last week, plants may not be labeled as beneficial to pollinators if they have been treated with detectible levels of systemic insecticides.

     Bees and beekeepers are in dire need of protection from the effects of systemic neonicotinoid pesticides. Neonicotinoids are a relatively new class of insecticides that share a common mode of action that affect the central nervous system of insects, resulting in paralysis and death. They include imidacloprid, acetamiprid, clothianidin, dinotefuran, nithiazine, thiacloprid and thiamethoxam. Currently, neonicotinoid insecticides are the most widely used class of insecticides in the world and comprise about 25% of the global agrichemical market.

Neonicotinoids are systemic, meaning that as the plant grows the pesticide becomes incorporated into the plant (AND WE HUMANS DIGEST THIS???)  http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=13312

 

Mother Jones, January/February 2014 Issue

 -▶ THE FROG OF WAR. When biologist Tyrone Hayes discovered that a top-selling herbicide messes with sex hormones, its manufacturer went into battle mode. Thus began one of the weirdest feuds in the history of science http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2011/11/tyrone-hayes-atrazine-syngenta-feud-frog-endangered

 

 

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                                                SYNGENTA

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                                                          VIDEO
                                       Mother Jones, May 11, 2012
                 SYNGENTA HAS AN ORWELLIAN HERBICIDE AD, TOO
http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/05/video-syngenta-herbicide-ad

 

 April 11, 2013 Corporate Europe Observatory
▶ PRIVATE LETTERS REVEAL SYNGENTA AND BAYER'S FURIOUS LOBBYING AGAINST BEE PESTICIDE BAN http://corporateeurope.org/publications/pesticides-against-pollinators

 

Pesticide Action Network, April 17, 2014

 -▶ SPINNING THE SCIENCE ON 'ALTRAZINE' 

In the last few months, investigative reporters in the U.S. and Canada have highlighted Syngenta’s desperate scrambling to discredit atrazine’s critics. Recent pieces in major outlets like the New Yorker and Canada’s 16 x 9, building on important findings first published in 100Reporters, have pulled back the curtain on Syngenta’s PR machine for a broader audience. The message? In the pesticide industry, spin is half the business. Much of the recent media coverage zeroes in on Dr. Tyrone Hayes, the Berkeley biologist who was on Syngenta’s payroll until his findings raised red flags about atrazine. http://www.panna.org/blog/spinning-science-atrazine

 

 May 9, 2013 Sustainable Food Trust
 ▶ AGRI-CHEMICAL PR STRATEGIES http://sustainablefoodtrust.org/articles/pr-strategies-of-the-agri-chemical-companies/

 

 ▶ SYNGENTA'S PAID THIRD PARTY PUNDITS TO SPIN THE NEWS ON ENDROCINE DISRUPTOR WEED KILLER "ATRAZINE" http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1155385189/syngenta-s-paid-third-party-pundits-to-spin-the-news-on-endrocine-disruptor-atrazine

 

June 18, 2013 Grist
▶ SYNGENTA PLAYS DIRTY TO SHAPE PUBLIC OPINION ON HERBICIDE http://grist.org/food/syngenta-plays-dirty-to-shape-public-opinion-on-herbicide/?utm_source=syndication&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feed

 

Environmental Health News, June 17,2014

-▶ FROGS FEMINIZED BY PESTICIDE "ALTRAZINE". Atrazine, one of the most widely used farm pesticides in the United States, has feminized male frogs and other animals in some scientific studies. But research examining potential effects in people is relatively sparse.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/atrazine-health

 

October 3, 2012
▶  HOW GMOs UNLEASHED A PESTICIDE GUSHER http://www.carighttoknow.org/gmos_unleashed_a_pesticide_gusher

 

Pesticide Action Network, April 15, 2014

▶ SYNGENTA'S NEXT TARGET: JACKSON COUNTY, OREGON Last week, Swiss-based pesticide corporation Syngenta dumped tens of thousands of dollars into a county election in Southern Oregon. Sound familiar? It should. Still reeling from their recent defeat in Kaua'i, Syngenta and the rest of the "Big 6" don’t want to lose any more fights around pesticides and GMOs. http://www.panna.org/blog/syngenta-GE-jackson-county-oregon

 

June 22, 2013 The Daily Sheeple

▶ FBI CALLS DESTRUCTION OF SYNGENTA'S GMO SUGAR BEETS IN OREGON "ECONOMIC SABOTAGE http://www.thedailysheeple.com/breaking-fbi-calls-destruction-of-gmo-sugar-beets-in-oregon-economic-sabotage_062013

 

 THE POWERFUL US GOVT SPONSORED BIOTECH INDUSTRY TWISTS ARMS....AGAIN
Greenpeace EU, April 15, 2014
  ▶  EU PARLIAMENT TO REJECT LABELING OF GM-PESTICIDE CONTAMINATED HONEY http://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/en/News/2014/EU-parliament-to-reject-labelling-of-GM-contaminated-honey/

 

Institute of Science in Society
▶ SYNGENTA CHARGED FOR COVERING UP LIVESTOCK DEATHS FROM GM CORN Bt INSECTICIDE http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Syngenta_Charged_for_Covering_Up_Livestock_Deaths_from_GM_Corn.php

 

 ▶  AGRICHEMICAL GIANT SYNGENTA FAULTS EU PEER-REVIEWED STUDY TO CURB THEIR KILLER PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/8fqLQ1

 

June 27, 2013 EcoWatch

▶ SCIENTISTS CALL FOR END TO COSMETIC INSECTICIDE ON CITY/COUNTY LANDS AFTER BUMBLEBEE GENOCIDE IN OREGON http://ecowatch.com/2013/end-cosmetic-insecticideafter-bumblebee-genocide/

 

EurActive, August 28, 2013

▶  SYNGENTA TAKES EU TO COURT OVER PESTICIDE BAN http://www.euractiv.com/science-policymaking/swiss-firm-takes-commission-cour-news-529974

 

EurActive, April 29, 2014

▶  INSECTICIDE FIRMS, SYNGENTA, IN SECRET BID TO STOP BAN THAT COULD SAVE BEES http://www.euractiv.com/sustainability/insecticide-firms-secret-bid-ban-news-519410

 

EurActive, February 04, 2014

 -▶ EUROPEAN UNION: BAYER, SYNGENTA PESTICIDES HALVE BEES POLLEN GATHERING ABILITY, RESEARCH SHOWS. A two-year EU ban of three neonicotinoids, the most widely used insecticides in the world, began in December, following research that showed harm to honey and bumblebees. The neonicotinoids are "systemic" pesticides, being applied to seeds so that the chemical spreads within the plants. Over three-quarters of the world's food crops require insect pollination, but bees have declined in recent decades due to loss of flower-rich habitat, disease and pesticide use. http://www.euractiv.com/cap/pesticides-halve-bees-pollen-gat-news-533220

 

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                                     INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

                              Beyond Pesticides, October 22, 2013
▶ SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROP PRODUCTION http://sco.lt/8iunRp

 

                                       BEYOND PESTICIDES
           PESTICIDE-INDUCED DISEASES DATA BASE -- CANCER
               http://www.beyondpesticides.org/health/cancer.php

 

 

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                             THE FULL  SCOOP ON BEE CRISIS HERE

 

                           -▶  THE BATTLE FOR THE BEES -▶ 

            Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans - Europe Bans Pesticide

                                         http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

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 Center for Food Safety, December 02, 2013
▶ BEES CAN'T WAIT 5 MORE YEARS  http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/2753/broad-coalition-is-building-buzz-to-raise-awareness-of-pollinator-declines

 

                                        GARDENERS BEWARE:

BEE DIE-OFF WORSENING: GMO SEEDS, PLANTS, BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES SNEAKED INTO CONSUMER MARKETS - UNLABELED http://sco.lt/8UUjT7

 

▶ 37 MILLION BEES FOUND DEAD IN ONTARIO, CANADA AFTER PLANTING LARGE GMO CORN FIELD TREATED WITH NEONICOTINOID CLASS PESTICIDES http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/neonicotinoids-pesticides-colony-collapse-of-honeybees-suppressing-immune-system.php#biotech

 

▶ MILLIONS OF BEES DIE BECAUSE OF NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES MANUFACTURED BY BAYER AND SYNGENTA AND 94% OF GMO CORN IF TREATED WITH EITHER IMIDACLOPRID OR CLOTHIANIDIN PESTICIDES http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/gmo-corn-treated-with-neonicotinoids-pesticides-manufactured-by-Bayer-Syngenta-kill-honeybees.php

 

 

 -▶ PESTICIDE LOBBY SPENDS TENS OF MILLIONS TO DEFEND CHEMICALS TIED TO BEE DEATHS AND HUMAN ILL-HEALTH  http://sco.lt/8nhcsT

 

PBS Science, February 25, 2014
▶  U.S. AILING BEES GET $3 MILLION TO RESTORE HEALTH http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/u-s-bees-get-3-million/

 

 

   -▶ PESTICIDES/CHEMICALS ARE KILLING OUR PLANET: DECIMATING ECOSYSTEMS, POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS http://sco.lt/8B0MVN

 

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                  MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES 59%.

      NOW AT LOWEST LEVEL EVER:  INDUSTRIAL AG AND PESTICIDES

                                          http://sco.lt/5epVmz

 

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 Mother Jones, February 10, 2014

-▶ WHY THE EPA CAN'T MANAGE TO BLOCK THIS GNARLY HERBICIDE

http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/02/why-epa-cant-ban-atrazine

 

Center for Food Safety, March 24, 2014
-▶ NEW REPORT:  WIDELY-USED NEONICOTINOID SEED TREATMENTS ARE UNNECESSARY IN MOST CASES: A CHEMICAL BONANZA FOR THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/3000/new-report-widely-used-neonicotinoid-seed-treatments-are-unnecessary-in-most-cases#

 

 Treehugger, May 12, 2014

 -▶ NO. 1 PESTICIDE KILLING HONEYBEES http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/no-1-pesticide-killing-honeybees.html

 

Common Dreams, April 28, 2014

  -▶ FOLLOW THE HONEY:  7 WAYS PESTICIDE COMPANIES ARE SPINNING THE BEE CRISIS http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/28-3

 

 

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                 THE SCIENCE AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

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                                                     WATCH

                 May 13, 2013 Moyers and Company - Full Show:

               "THE WAR ON SCIENCE AND TOXIC DIS-INFORMATION http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-the-toxic-politics-of-science/

 

 

Environmental Health News, September 23, 2013

-▶  SPECIAL REPORT:  SCIENTISTS CRITICAL OF NEW EU CHEMICAL/PESTICIDE POLICY HAS INDUSTRY TIES, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Seventeen scientists who have criticized plans in Europe to regulate endocrine-disrupting chemicals have past or current ties to regulated industries. An investigation by Environmental Health News reveals that of 18 toxicology journal editors who signed a controversial editorial, 17 have collaborated with the chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, tobacco, pesticide or biotechnology industries.

http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/eu-conflict

UPDATE:

Environmental Health News, October 15, 2013
-▶  SCIENTIST WITH EXTENSIVE INDUSTRY TIES QUITS KEY SCIENTIFIC EU COMMISSION REPORTING ON PESTICIDES http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/scientist-resigns

 

July 26, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶  UK GOVERNMENT BEE SCIENTIST BEHIND CONTROVERSIAL STUDY JOINS SYNGENTA PESTICIDE CORPORATION - Government agency and pesticides industry are 'too close' http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/26/government-bee-scientist-pesticide-firm

 

New York Times, March 15, 2014
-▶ PHILANTHROCAPITALISM:  BILLIONAIRES WITH BIG IDEAS ARE PRIVATIZING AMERICAN SCIENCE http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/16/science/billionaires-with-big-ideas-are-privatizing-american-science.html?hp&_r=1

 

  ▶  CORPORATE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: ARE UNIVERSITIES RESTRICTING SCIENTISTS' STUDY OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED SEEDS? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3996053783/corporate-sponsored-research-are-universities-restricting-scientists-study-of-genetically-modified-seeds

 

 April 30, 2013 - New Scientist
▶ GOOD ARTICLE EXPLAINING RESEARCH : BEES NEED EUROPE'S PESTICIDE BAN, WHATEVER THE UK OR US SAYS http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23465-bees-need-europes-pesticide-ban-whatever-the-uk-says.html?page=1

 

                                                       WATCH

 ▶ INCESTUOUS RELATIONSHIPS: THE US AGRIBUSINESSES, FOOD CORPORATIONS AND REGULATORY BODIES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2730001051/incestuous-relationships-the-us-agribusinesses-food-corporations-and-regulatory-bodies-video

 

▶ THE POWERFUL USDA ALLOW MORE GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS WITH Bt TOXIC PESTICIDES TO MARKET, DESPITE SERIOUS HEALTH CONCERNS  http://sco.lt/7VOZZx

 

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                                                     WATCH

                        ROUNDUP: THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE 

NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S GMO "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP

                                          http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

 

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▶   THE CHILD VICTIMS OF AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE POISONING - PESTICIDE INDUSTRY DISMISSIVE  http://sco.lt/8KO8GH


 ▶   THOUSANDS OF DYING FARMERS IN SRI LANKA: STUDIES LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE TO GMO AGROCHEMICALS http://sco.lt/6gKuMT

 

   -▶ THINK THOSE PESTICIDES AND CHEMICALS IN YOUR FOOD & ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED?  http://sco.lt/72z4gD

 

April 23, 2013 Chicago Tribune

▶  FEDERAL LAW MAKES IT PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO BAN HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS - The 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, the only major environmental law that hasn't been updated since it was enacted, allows chemical manufacturers to skip evaluating the safety of their products before putting them on the market. http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=chemicals+in+your+body

 

Bloomberg, June 24, 2014
 -▶ MONSANTO SAID TO HAVE WEIGHED $40 BILLION SYNGENTA DEAL, THUS AVOIDING U.S.A. TAXES (AND LITIGATION?) http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-23/monsanto-said-to-have-weighed-40-billion-syngenta-deal.html

 

 

 May 22, 2013 Nation Of Change

-▶ARE GMO CROPS PRODUCING HEALTH-COMPROMISING, FAKE HORMONES IN YOUR BODY? http://www.nationofchange.org/are-gmo-crops-producing-health-compromising-fake-hormones-your-body-1369236908

 

Grist, March 03, 2014
 ▶ YOU SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT THE HIGH LEVELS OF WEED KILLER IN OUR AIR AND WATER http://grist.org/list/you-should-be-worried-about-the-high-levels-of-weed-killer-in-air-and-water-heres-why/

 

  Reuter, February 25, 2014

▶IS THE USDA FINALLY ADMITTING THE PROBLEMS WITH GMO CROPS? - USDA REPORT http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/24/usda-gmo-report-idUSL1N0LT16M20140224

 

 EurActive, February 25, 2014

▶  AFRICAN FARMERS CUT USE OF 'TOXIC' PESTICIDES FOR NATURAL 'BIOPESTICIDES' . Cotton farmers in Mali have reduced their use of toxic pesticides and cut costs through an education project carried out by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and partially funded by the European Union.

   The UN established field schools to train cotton farmers to use alternative forms of pest control, such as “biopesticides”, which led to a 92% decrease in the use of toxic pesticides.

   The use of the biopesticides, such as neem tree extract, meant that the farmers refrained from using an estimated 47,000 litres of synthesised pesticides, saving them nearly half a million dollars over the study period. The biopesticides, which had no negative impacts on yields, therefore proved to be three times more cost-effective than synthetic pesticides. http://www.euractiv.com/sustainability/african-farmers-cut-use-toxic-pe-news-533719

 

EurActive, March 15, 2014
▶  JUDGEMENT DAY:  EUROPEAN UNION TO VOTE ON 'CHEMICAL ARMAGEDDON' FOR BEES http://www.euractiv.com/climate-environment/judgement-day-eu-vote-chemical-a-news-518547

 

                                                      WATCH

                               FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE

                           A WORLD WITHOUT AMPHABIANS

                                              http://sco.lt/5U62ML

 

 

                                                      WATCH:

           THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO (FULL LENGTH)

                         The Leader of the Biotech Chemical Cartel

                                          http://sco.lt/7wFWFN

 

 

  -▶ ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE, GENE-ALTERED PLANTS'? http://sco.lt/7v6Y2T

 

  ▶  FOOD ALLERGIES, CANCER, ILL HEALTH LINKED TO PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/4megAz

 

  ▶  WHAT PESTICIDE EXPOSURE IS DOING TO YOUR BODY  http://sco.lt/5ph8oz

 

 June 18, 2013 Mongabay

▶ PESTICIDES DECIMATING DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0618-hance-pesticides-insects.html

 

 The Ecologist, January 30, 2014

  -▶ THE CHEMICAL BLITZ OF PESTICIDES IN OUR FIELDS: An ordinary arable field in Sussex is sprayed with pesticides 22 times over a single growing season. Dave Goulson wonders how the bees can survive this toxic onslaught - and exactly who benefits. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2258103/revealed_the_chemical_blitz_of_pesticides_in_our_fields.html

 

 

  ▶ PESTICIDES ON MY PLATE:  FOOD ALLERGIES, CANCER, ILL HEALTH LINKED TO PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/4megAz

 

 ▶ WHAT'S PESTICIDES ARE ON WHAT FOOD Website:: Pesticides on Carrots http://www.whatsonmyfood.org/food.jsp?food=CR

 

 -▶ PESTICIDES SPARK BROAD BIODIVERSITY LOSS  http://sco.lt/8TdGdt

 

August 30, 2013 Sustainable Pulse:

▶ THE NEVER-ENDING TREADMILL OF MORE AND STRONGER PESTICIDES:

-----BIOTECH AG INDUSTRY STARTS NEW ERA OF PESTICIDE-PROMOTING AGRICULTURE http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/08/30/biotech-industry-starts-new-era-of-pesticide-promoting-agriculture/#.UigyP7zc-RQ

 

                                                  --- WATCH ---

                                       March 25, 2013 Ecowatch
                       DATELINE TV PRODUCER TESTED FOR CHEMICALS

                                  WHAT SHE FINDS WILL SHOCK YOU

http://ecowatch.com/2013/dateline-tv-producer-tested-for-chemicals/

 

 

Living on Earth, March 14, 2014
 ▶ THE SCARY NEW EVIDENCE ON BPA PLASTIC: AN ABSOLUTELY MIND-BOGGLING INVESTIGATION INTO THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TACTICS TO KEEP YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT TOXIC PRODUCTS & EXPOSURE http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=14-P13-00011&segmentID=4

 

  October 7, 2010 The Ecologist

 ▶   HOW THE GLOBAL SEED MARKET (PATENTS, AGRICULTURE, PESTICIDES) IS CONTROLLED BY FIVE COMPANIES: MONSANTO, SYNGENTA, BAYER, DOW AND DUPONT
Graphic illustrates how just five biotech giants have increased their control of the global seed market and accompanying pesticides, promoting monoculture farming and making it harder for farmers to find alternative sources of seeds
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/625294/revealed_how_seed_market_is_controlled_by_monsanto_syngenta_bayer_dow_dupont.html

 

 May 11, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife

 -▶ CONSERVATION GROUP SEEKS ASSURANCE THAT WILD BIRD SEED PRODUCTS ARE PESTICIDE (AND GMO) FREE http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free/

 

 ▶ THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER AGRICULTURE AND  WORLD FOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

 -▶  ON YOUR FOOD, PESTICIDES AND THE TRAGEDY OF PESTICIDE FARMING http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=why+is+our+food+being+made+and+modified

 

 ▶  CONTEMPORARY CORPORATE AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xupV3


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This is a very, very grave issue…boycott Syngenta and their peers, pressure your government, and don't use pesticides.

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There is so much we know about our world already, but there’s still so much we haven’t yet explored. The planet we live on is a mysterious place, where geography and climate conditions can turn parts of earth into some of the most alien and amazing looking places: from bizarre rock... http://dashburst.com/surreal-places-on-earth/


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January 5, 2013 - The Guardian

With billions of mouths to feed, we can't go on producing food in the traditional way. Scientists are coming up with novel ways to cater for future generations. In-vitro burger, anyone?... http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/jan/05/the-future-of-food

 

August 2, 2013 Science Now
▶  HERE IT COMES ... THE $375,000 LAB-GROWN BEEF BURGER http://news.sciencemag.org/2013/08/here-it-comes-%E2%80%A6-375000-lab-grown-beef-burger

 

August 5, 2013 The Daily Beast - Newsweek
▶  VIDEO: WHAT A #330,000 FAKE BURGER TASTES LIKE http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/08/05/the-330-000-fake-burger.html

 

▶  UNDER SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY, LIFE WILL NOT BE A PRODUCT OF NATURE BUT OF A LAB AND IT WILL BE PATENTED AND PRIVATIZED http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2995205047/under-synthetic-biology-life-will-not-be-a-product-of-nature-but-of-a-lab-and-it-will-be-patented-and-privatized

 

Reuters, November 25, 2013
- ▶ NEW GERMAN COALITION WOULD SEEK STRICTER LABELING OF GMO-FED MEAT AND FOOD http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/11/25/us-germany-coalition-agriculture-idUKBRE9AO0DW20131125

 

August 5, 2013 Huffington Post Tech
                                                         VIDEO
▶  *****'TEST-TUBE BURGER' LACKS FLAVOR, EARLY TASTERS SAY ... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/05/test-tube-burger_n_3707213.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003&ir=Technology

 

                                        --- WATCH ---

VIDEO - Maastricht University
▶  **** CULTURED BEEF:  The world faces critical food shortages in the near future as demand for meat is expected to increase by more than two-thirds, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Cultured Beef represents the crucial first step in finding a sustainable alternative to meat production....  http://culturedbeef.net/home/

 

May 12, 2013 New York Times
▶  ENGINEERING THE $325,000 VITRO BURGER  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/14/science/engineering-the-325000-in-vitro-burger.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

March 30, 2013 - Mircel's Kitchen
▶  SAY HELLO TO "IN VITRO MEAT" http://mircelskitchen.wordpress.com/2013/03/30/say-hello-to-in-vitro-meat/

 

August 2, 2013 Nation of Change
▶  OUR CURRENT FAST FOOD HAMBURGERS COULD BE AS LITTLE AS TWO PERCENT ACTUAL MEAT http://www.nationofchange.org/shocking-fast-food-hamburgers-could-be-little-2-percent-actual-meat-1375453182

 

▶  MEATONOMICS: The huge “externalized” costs the animal food system imposes on taxpayers, animals and the environment http://sco.lt/5zvTyT

 

▶  THE FUTURE OF FOOD by Bill Gates, the greatest single, private investor for genetically engineered biotech food in the world.   http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/bill-gates-thinks-fake-meat-future.html

▶  BILL GATES, MONSANTO AND EUGENICS:  How One of the World's Wealthiest Men is Actively Promoting a Corporate takeover of global health, food and agriculture http://sco.lt/8Csev3

 

 

▶  FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD IN ANIMAL CONCENTRATION CAMPS:  Anti-Whistle-blower Ag-Gag Bills Aimed at Keeping You In the Dark  http://sco.lt/8VaKMD

 

▶  THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT: CAFOs / FACTORY FARMING  VIDEO http://sco.lt/5pYaYr

 

IS YOUR PET TOO FAT? WHY MANY MILLIONS OF ANIMALS, LIKE PEOPLE, ARE NOW OVERWEIGHT - CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD http://sco.lt/5MB0TJ


US National Institute of Health
CHEMICAL TOXINS: A RESEARCH PAPER TO EXPLAIN THE GLOBAL OBESITY EPIDEMIC http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12006126

 

 

▶  SO YOU WANT TO EAT MEAT?  FEEDLOTS v PASTURES http://sco.lt/78Q26r

 

▶  CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/9E1XDV

 

▶  COULD EATING LESS MEAT HELP SAVE THE PLANET? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3304266960/could-eating-less-meat-help-save-the-planet-and-avoid-an-ecological-disaster

 

▶  THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF BEEF: OUR INDUSTRIALIZED FOOD SYSTEM - 3 Part Series  http://sco.lt/7x5J2X

 

 

▶  BEEF'S RAW EDGES - OUR INDUSTRIALIZED FOOD SYSTEM - THREE PART SERIES  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3700180310/beef-s-raw-edges-our-industrialized-food-system-3-part-series

 

YOUR FOOD MAY SOON BE STERILIZED WITH 'MICROWAVE ZAP' - KILLING LIVING FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3571313667/your-food-may-soon-be-sterilized-with-microwave-zap-killing-living-food

 

 

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

 

OUR 21ST CENTURY FACTORY OF LIFE  - Re-engineering, Programming and Patenting Life Itself http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3892958301/our-21st-century-factory-of-life-re-engineering-programming-and-patenting-life-itself

 

 

▶  “FATALLY FLAWED” FDA ASSESSMENT TO UNLEASH GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE - NO Regulations NO Oversight NO Labeling http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3819809217/fatally-flawed-fda-assessment-to-unleash-genetically-engineered-salmon-onto-your-dinner-plate-no-regulation-no-oversight-no-labeling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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This is so wrong. 

 

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I think we all need to check this out, " BILL GATES, MONSANTO AND EUGENICS:  How One of the World's Wealthiest Men is Actively Promoting a Corporate takeover of global health, food and agriculture http://sco.lt/8Csev3.";

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Green light for UK's largest Passivhaus scheme - Building.co.uk

Green light for UK's largest Passivhaus scheme - Building.co.uk | PlanetNews | Scoop.it
Green light for UK's largest Passivhaus scheme
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The scheme, designed by architect Architype, will see 150 houses built in the rural town of Kingstone in Herefordshire.

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The World According to Monsanto (FULL LENGTH) The Leader of the Biotech Cartel

 

May 13, 2013 Moyers and Company - Full Show:
WATCH: "THE WAR ON SCIENCE AND TOXIC DIS-INFORMATION http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-the-toxic-politics-of-science/

 

May 18, 2013 Moyers and Company
"BLINDING US FROM SCIENCE" | Q&A http://billmoyers.com/2013/05/18/blinding-us-from-science/

 

May 22, 2013 Natural New
OVER 800 WORLD SCIENTISTS AGREE: GM CROPS ARE NOTHING SHORT OF A BIO-WAR ON OUR FOOD http://www.naturalnews.com/040447_GMO_biowar_food.html

 

THE CHILD VICTIMS OF AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE POISONING - PESTICIDE INDUSTRY DISMISIVE  http://sco.lt/8KO8GH

 

 

 

MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE  - FROM SACCHARIN TO GE SEED - CHEMICALS FOR FOOD, AGRICULTURE, WAR  http://sco.lt/5TGVDl

 

WHO AND WHAT IS THE MONANTO CHEMICAL CORPORATION? http://www.naturalnews.com/023094_Monsanto_WHO_industry.html

 

 

 

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

 

May 18, 2013 Moyers and Company
WATCH: "BLINDING US FROM SCIENCE" | Q&A http://billmoyers.com/2013/05/18/blinding-us-from-science/

 

 

April 27, 2013 Guardian Environment
INSECTICIDE FIRMS IN SECRET BID TO STOP BAN THAT COULD SAVE BEES - AND YOU http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/apr/28/europe-insecticides-ban-save-bees

 

 May 2013 National Geographic

THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZER

If we don’t watch out, agriculture could destroy our planet. Here’s how to grow all the food we need with fewer chemicals.

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/05/fertilized-world/charles-text

 

 

 

OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : Fast-tracking approvals, waiving regulations ... http://sco.lt/5uCx8b

 

28 March, 2013 Inter Press Service

USA PESTICIDE APPROVAL PROCESS "GRIEVOUSLY FLAWED"

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a key government regulator, may have been haphazardly approving thousands of pesticides for decades, some of which pose risks to both human and environmental health.

http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/03/u-s-pesticide-approval-process-grievously-flawed/

 

March 21, 2013

US GOVERNMENT FUNDING BILL STRIPS FEDERAL COURTS OF THEIR POWER TO RULE OVER BIOTECH INDUSTRY AND GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD AND ANIMALS http://sco.lt/6kO2Xh

 

March 14, 2013 NEW US GOVT "MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT" CONFIRMS MONSANTO POWER OVER US GOVERNMENT  http://ow.ly/iXRqG

 

March 22, 2012 Axisoflogic.com
MONSANTO, A HALF-CENTURY OF HEALTH SCANDALS   http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_64376.shtml

 

MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYTEMS  http://sco.lt/5G9P0L

 

THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD FOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

 >THE NEW BIOMASSTERS - SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE NEXT ASSAULT ON BIODIVERSITY AND LIVELIHOODS: ETC Group www.etcgroup.org/content/new-biomassters

 

 >> WHY IS OUR FOOD BEING MADE AND MODIFIED BY THE WORLD'S LARGEST PESTICIDE MANUFACTURERS? http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-defined/

 

USA TO START 'TRADE WARS' WITH NATIONS OPPOSED TO MONSANTO, GMO CROPS http://sco.lt/52rirp

 

THRU THE BACK DOOR: MEGA BIOTECH GIANTS USE NEW USA-EU TRADE DEAL TO DESTROY GMO SAFEGUARDS | http://sco.lt/8E3Xsn

 

March 18, 2013 -
US SENATORS TRY TO STRIKE THE SNEAKED IN  "MONSANTO RIDER" WAIVING LIABILITIES, REGULATIONS FOR GMO GIANT http://foodpoisoningbulletin.com/2013/senators-try-to-strike-monsanto-rider/

 

Institute of Science in Society
SYNGENTA CHARGED FOR COVERING UP LIVESTOCK DEATHS FROM GM CORN Bt INSECTICIDE http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Syngenta_Charged_for_Covering_Up_Livestock_Deaths_from_GM_Corn.php

 

UN, WHO PANEL CALLS HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS A 'GLOBAL THREAT'' http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997219112/un-who-panel-calls-hormone-disrupting-chemicals-a-global-threat

 

SYNGENTA'S PAID THIRD PARTY PUNDITS TO SPIN THE NEWS ON ENDROCINE DISRUPTOR WEED KILLER "ATRAZINE" http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1155385189/syngenta-s-paid-third-party-pundits-to-spin-the-news-on-endrocine-disruptor-atrazine

 

 

 ----------------PESTICIDE, CHEMICALS AND BIODIVERSITY --------------

 

---  DOMESTICATED AND WILD BEES ARE BOTH IN TROUBLE - PESTICIDE INDUSTRY IN DENIAL  http://sco.lt/95yplJ

---  EUROPE' BEE COULD GET A REPRIEVE FROM PESTICIDES - Feb 28, 2013  - Businessweek http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-02-28/europes-bees-could-get-a-reprieve-from-pesticides

+++ WATCH +++EXCELLENT SHORT VIDEO ON THE EFFECTS MULTIPLE PESTICIDES ARE HAVING UPON BEES - by Nature Video - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-fXYR9FTfM

---  MORE ON BEES, POLLINATORS AND PESTICIDES

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=bees

 

 

------------CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF WORLD FOOD SUPPLY -----------

 

THE GLOBAL CONTROL OF FOOD, COUNTRIES AND POPULATIONS http://sco.lt/4kuXlB

 

Feb 25, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business | Guardian Professional

OUR GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DANGEROUSLY OUT OF CONTROL, WHAT ARE THE SOLUTIONS?  http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/fairtrade-report-treatment-smallholder-farmers

 

THE CORPORATE TAKE-OVER OF AFRICAN FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/5cAkpF

 

SHAMEFUL: GLOBAL BIOTECH CARTEL GANGS UP ON AFRICAN PRESS URGING THEM TO PROMOTE GMOs  http://sco.lt/8ToGbR

 

March 11, 2013 2013

MONSANTO THREATENS LAWSUIT AGAINST EUROPEAN FOOD SAFETY AUTHORITY  http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/345386

 

Feb 2, 2013  - John Vidal, The Guardian -

IT'S HARD TO TRUST GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD WHEN IT IS IN THE GRIP OF A FEW GLOBAL GIANTS | John Vidal - The Observer http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/03/gm-food-grip-global-giants

 

GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GMO INDUSTRY: CORPORATE HIJACKING OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3994750421/corporate-hijacking-of-food-and-agriculture-genetic-engineering-and-the-gmo-industry

 

----------------------------THE GMO PATENT MONOPOLY --------------------

 

THE GMO SEED PATENT GAME: How Seed Companies Control GM Crop Research? - Scientific American http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/946593435/the-seed-patent-game-do-seed-companies-control-gm-crop-research-scientific-american

 

GMO GENE GIANTS STOCKPILING PATENTS ON LIFE
Nagoya, Japan -- Under the guise of developing “climate-ready” crops, the world’s largest seed and agrochemical corporations are filing hundreds of sweeping, multi-genome patents in a bid to control the world’s plant biomass, according to a report released by ETC Group http://www.etcgroup.org/fr/node/5220

 

>>>>>>>The Associated Press Report: MONSANTO''s  CONTROL OF GLOBAL SEED BUSINESS REVEALED - Corporate Ethics Watch International http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=15489

 

THE GMO SEED CARTEL - HOW BIOTECHNOLOGY COMPANIES MONOPOLIZE GLOBAL SEED MARKETS  http://sco.lt/6HigjJ

 

Jan 18, 2012

THE GMO KILL - MONSANTO'S GMO PATENTED SEEDS WANT TO RULE THE WORLD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995255998/monsanto-s-gmo-patented-seeds-want-to-rule-the-world-the-gmo-kill

 

OUR 21ST CENTURY FACTORY OF LIFE - RE-ENGINEERING, PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF -- IS BIOTECH OUT OF CONTROL? http://sco.lt/4thM6j

 

MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/5vrbyj

 

UNLEASHING GENETICALLY SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE = NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT  - "FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT http://sco.lt/8ZDraz

 

PATENT FOR A PIG:  SCIENTISTS "IMPROVE" TRANSGENIC GMO "ENVIROPIGS" http://sco.lt/7hrnF3

 

 

----------------BIOTECH, MONSANTO AND REGULATORS -----------------

 

 March 3, 2013 MONSANTO AND THE FDA: 2 CRIMES FAMILIES WORKING A TRILLION-DOLLAR HUSTLE  http://www.infowars.com/monsanto-and-the-fda-2-crimes-families-working-a-trillion-dollar-hustle/

 

WHERE'S THE EPA OVERSIGHT?: THE 'BAIT AND SWITCH' SALES TACTIC OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1245995194/epa-oversight-the-bait-and-switch-sales-tactics-of-the-chemical-industry

 

NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

 

March 13, 2012 - Washington Post
ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS CALL FOR TIGHTER REGULATION OF 'EXTREME GENETIC ENGINEERING' http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/environmental-groups-call-for-tighter-regulation-of-extreme-genetic-engineering/2012/03/13/gIQAzKPZAS_story.html

 

 

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 WHY SO LITTLE INDEPENDENTLY FUNDED, PEER REVIEWED RESEARCH? 

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CORPORATE-SPONORED RESEARCH: ARE UNIVERSITIES RESTRICTING SCIENTISTS' STUDY OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED SEEDS? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3996053783/corporate-sponsored-research-are-universities-restricting-scientists-study-of-genetically-modified-seeds

 

BASF’s UNIVERSITY JOB SPARKS GREEN FURTY OVER BIASED SCIENCE | EurActiv http://ow.ly/kMkHN

 

January 30, 2013 Greenpeace India -

MONSANTO'S GM CORN BIOSAFETY DATA QUESTIONED : Monsanto conducted the study and generated the biosafety data from its own labs in the USA. No independent research or study was conducted by our regulatory bodies before permitting these field trials.Greenpeace India  http://www.greenpeace.org/india/en/news/Monsantos-GM-corn-biosafety-data-raises-serious-questions/#.URHbH7ZBYDc.twitter

 

WHAT HAPPENS TO SCIENTISTS WHO SPEAK OUT AGAINST GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD & GLOBAL BIOTECHNOLOGY CARTEL? Immoral Maize: Extract from "Don't Worry, It's Safe to Eat" by Andrew Rowell http://www.powerbase.info/index.php/Immoral_Maize:_Extract_from_Don%27t_Worry,_It%27s_Safe_to_Eat_by_Andrew_Rowell

 

UN-FAO: "GMOs IN THE PIPELINE.  LOOKING TO THE NEXT FIVE YEARS INi the crop, forestry, livestock, aquaculture and agro-industry sectors in developing countries" http://www.fao.org/biotech/biotech-forum/en/

 

-------------------------------- YOUR HEALTH ---------------------------------

 

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE GMOs - A MOTHER'S VOICE SPEAKS OUT ON CORPORATE BETRAYAL OF TRUST - Tracy Madlener http://sco.lt/9Dv6VF

 

CHEMICAL 'SOUP" CONNECTION BETWEEN TOXINS AND POOR HEALTH:  Scientific American http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3456963803/chemical-soup-connection-between-toxins-and-poor-health-scientific-american

 

HOW GMO FOODS AFFECT HEALTH - GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET http://dailyhealthpost.com/how-gmo-foods-affect-health/#axzz2NCebcdtc

 

CHEMICAL CREEP: HOW TOXIC CHEMICALS ARE SNEAKING INTO YOUR FOOD AND YOUR BODY - March 7, 2013 Huffington Post  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/07/toxic-chemicals-food-body_n_2829270.html

 

HOW BIOTECH CORPORATIONS AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://sco.lt/7OmezB

 

8 WAYS CORPORATIONS ARE POISONING OUR FOOD, WATER AND EARTH

http://www.nationofchange.org/8-ways-corporations-are-poisoning-our-food-water-earth-1362318238

 

WHY WE POISON OUR FOOD AND DR. SEUSS http://sco.lt/9AMeX

 

EXPOSURE TO CHEMICALS IN FOOD - BREAST CANCER. ORG http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3869561061/exposure-to-chemicals-in-food-breast-cancer-org

 

ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

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MUCH MORE ON PESTICIDES AND CHEMICALS IN FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?page=1&q=chemicals

 

PERUSE AND SIGN UP THE EHNs FREE NEWSLETTER - Environmental Health News: http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/

 

GOOD WEBSITE: GMWatch/LobbyWatch: Portal - Powerbase http://www.spinprofiles.org/index.php/GM_Watch:_Portal

 

 >>>EXCELLENT READ: "GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS: PROMISES, PERILS, AND THE NEED FOR PUBLIC POLICY" -  This booklet will be helpful for understanding biotechnology issues and for guidance on engaging these issues at the level of public policy for the common good. -   (QuakerBooks US$9.00) http://www.quakerbooks.org/genetically_modified_crops.php

 

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+++ MONSANTO A DOCUMENTARY ON GMO A MUST WATCH  YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omtYlsG1P5U

 

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

2.    "FOOD INC." (2008) Obama, USDA promote and foster this stranglehold on our food supply by the global biotech food cartel ?http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3732889325/watch-again-food-inc-2008-and-obama-usda-promote-and-foster-this

3.    A SYSTEM BASED ON PROFITS IS UNSUSTAINABLE ....Vandana Shiva on Industrial Agriculture http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1614565249/a-system-based-on-profits-is-unsustainable-vandana-shiva-on-industrial-agriculture

5.    "SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY - Vandana Shiva http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1054461972/seeding-deep-democracy-vandana-shiva

6.     BEST VIDEOS countering the enormous corporate political power and propaganda of the BIOTECH FOOD industry http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3601262367/best-videos-countering-the-enormous-corporate-political-power-and-propaganda-of-the-biotech-food-industry


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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, December 28, 2013 3:52 PM

The World According to Monsanto is Not the One We Want to Live In.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, February 5, 7:11 AM

We need to know what agribusinesses like Monsanto are planning for our food future so we can stop them and avoid the damage. Watch this video.

pdjmoo's curator insight, November 12, 12:19 AM

 

                               ▶▶   RESOURCES, VIDEOS  ▶▶

 

▶ MUCH MORE ON PESTICIDES AND CHEMICALS IN FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?page=1&q=chemicals


 ▶ GOOD WEBSITE: GMWatch/LobbyWatch: Portal - Powerbase http://www.spinprofiles.org/index.php/GM_Watch:_Portal

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Worldwide Protest in 436 Cities Targets Monsanto and GMOs

Worldwide Protest in 436 Cities Targets Monsanto and GMOs | PlanetNews | Scoop.it
Millions of demonstrators took to the streets in a "March Against Monsanto," protesting against the agribusiness giant's genetically modified foods.
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7 Content Marketing Strategies for Social Media

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Content marketing and social media go together like peas in a pod, lovebirds sitting in a tree, “Brangelina.”

 

You get the picture: the two work well alone, but together?Yowza!

 

In fact, social media is a content marketing platform. Perform your social media management well and you’re actually engaged in content marketing. You can’t really talk about one without the other.


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Level343's curator insight, May 14, 2013 8:00 PM

Of we are to believe these numbers....

 

The Content Marketing Institute reported in January that the vast majority of business-to-business (B2B) marketers distributed their content via social media sites.

The breakdown:

83 percent distributed content via LinkedIn;80 percent via Twitter;80 percent via Facebook;61 percent via YouTube; and39 percent via Google+.

Paula Pollock's comment, May 15, 2013 1:31 PM
Hmmm...no stats on blogs, email or print?
Level343's comment, May 20, 2013 8:16 PM
Odd, for sure...
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Flower Signals Electrify Nectar-Seeking Bees « Science World

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Like a neon sign designed to attract customers, flowers emit electrical signals which help draw bees on the hunt for nectar.
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Orangutan habitat in dire need of protection | The Jakarta Post

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Conservationists in Medan, North Sumatra, have urged the government to take swift action to stop the destruction of orangutans’ habitat, as their ...
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Solar Powered Glass Crosswalk Sign Mixes Sci-Fi With Reality - Bit Rebels

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Designer Aibek Almasov has come up with a new kind of solar powered glass crosswalk sign that could revolutionize energy saving devices in our society.
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