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Zero tolerance for food waste a must - Science News

Zero tolerance for food waste a must - Science News | Plant Based Transitions | Scoop.it
In light of a recent international report warning of impending food production shortages, Dr Shashi Sharma, Chair in Biosecurity and Food Security at Murdoch University, has a simple message: the world must adopt a zero ...

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Dead dolphin, dog meat festival rile China's animal lovers

Dead dolphin, dog meat festival rile China's animal lovers | Plant Based Transitions | Scoop.it
BEIJING -- For animal lovers in China, the week seemed to bring one discouraging headline after another.
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Meat.org | The Web Site the Meat Industry Doesn't Want You to See

Meat.org | The Web Site the Meat Industry Doesn't Want You to See | Plant Based Transitions | Scoop.it
"If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian." -Paul McCartney (What would happen if slaughterhouses had glass walls?
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Food, Inc. News

Food, Inc. News | Plant Based Transitions | Scoop.it
Find important food and farming policy news, as well as simple recipes and ideas that can help you and your family live healthier lives.
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Fruits And Veggies Are Alive, Can Defend Against Herbivores

Fruits And Veggies Are Alive, Can Defend Against Herbivores | Plant Based Transitions | Scoop.it
Fruits and veggies have circadian clocks and can adjust certain nutrients in response to light cues.
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PCRM | Food for Life Resources for Diabetes

.@amdiabetesassn Prevent #diabetes with a low-fat, plant-based diet. WATCH: http://t.co/5DG7iCbLti. #2013ADA #TED_TALKS
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China's growing vegetarian community now larger than in US - Public Radio International PRI

China's growing vegetarian community now larger than in US - Public Radio International PRI | Plant Based Transitions | Scoop.it
China's growing vegetarian community now larger than in US Public Radio International PRI She decided to switch from just being vegetarian to being vegan, after reading a United Nations report that said that raising, slaughtering and processing...
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House Blocked Debate, Sought to Limit States' Rights on Animal Welfare in ... - New Times Broward-Palm Beach (blog)

House Blocked Debate, Sought to Limit States' Rights on Animal Welfare in ... - New Times Broward-Palm Beach (blog) | Plant Based Transitions | Scoop.it
House Blocked Debate, Sought to Limit States' Rights on Animal Welfare in ...
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EPA Refuses to Finalize Study Blaming Water Pollution on Fracking ...

EPA Refuses to Finalize Study Blaming Water Pollution on Fracking ... | Plant Based Transitions | Scoop.it
But the EPA on Thursday abandoned those plans, announcing that state officials will instead take over the investigation into Pavillion's water pollution and draw up a conclusion in 2014. “We think this is the most pragmatic, ...
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Some common plants can ward off mosquitoes, reduce West Nile threat - KVUE

Some common plants can ward off mosquitoes, reduce West Nile threat - KVUE | Plant Based Transitions | Scoop.it
Some common plants can ward off mosquitoes, reduce West Nile threat KVUE "One of our best performers is the citronella plant, which is this plant right here and if you feel it, it has kinda a waxy touch to it," Marc Funderburk of Land Patterns...
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Studies prove that being vegan is healthiest - Helena Independent Record

Studies prove that being vegan is healthiest - Helena Independent Record | Plant Based Transitions | Scoop.it
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Studies prove that being vegan is healthiest
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This week's issue of Time Magazine brings more documentation that vegetarians live longer than their meat-chomping friends.
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Five pest species now immune to GMO corn and cotton - Grist

Five pest species now immune to GMO corn and cotton - Grist | Plant Based Transitions | Scoop.it
Five pest species now immune to GMO corn and cotton
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That isn't what most people would think. (Especially the cotton bit. And especially the GMO bit.) But a growing number of pests appear to share this sentiment.
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Permanente Journal Urges Docs to Recommend Plant-based Diets to Patients

Permanente Journal Urges Docs to Recommend Plant-based Diets to Patients | Plant Based Transitions | Scoop.it
According to special report published in the 2013 Spring issue of The Permanente Journal, “A plant-based diet…may be especially beneficial for those with obesity, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, lipid disorders, or cardiovascular disease.” ...
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A photo from @peta

A photo from @peta | Plant Based Transitions | Scoop.it
FACT: Cows too sick to walk or stand are so common on factory farms that there's a word 4 them: DOWNERS. [GRAPHIC]: http://t.co/C5sbbncsCv
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Frankenstein farms

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The traditional small family farms that used to grace the landscape, have now been replaced with an industrialized system of growing crops, and raising liv (A new article I just posted about "factory farms." http://t.co/4MZDdPjmZf)...
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Outrage as Owen Paterson declares war on the badgers – ‘hard culling for 25 years’

Outrage as Owen Paterson declares war on the badgers – ‘hard culling for 25 years’ | Plant Based Transitions | Scoop.it
Badgers will be intensely culled for 25 years to battle bovine TB (bTB), Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has told the Sunday Times (Outrage as Owen Paterson declares war on badgers – ‘hard culling for 25 years’ | Farming Monthly...
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Non GM South Korea Finds GMO Contamination

Non GM South Korea Finds GMO Contamination | Plant Based Transitions | Scoop.it
An increasing number of non-GMO producing countries and regions are finding genetically engineered plants in their fields, roadsides and even cities. South Korea is the latest. (GM plants found growing in South Korea, which doesn't allow GMOs.
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Studies find methane in Pa. drinking water

Studies find methane in Pa. drinking water | Plant Based Transitions | Scoop.it
New studies in Pennsylvania shows it's hard to nail down whether natural gas drilling is contaminating drinking water: One found high levels of methane in wells within a half-mile of drilling, while another found methane pollution occurring...
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Unauthorized genetically-modified flax found to have been exported to more than 30 countries around the world - David Icke Website

Unauthorized genetically-modified flax found to have been exported to more than 30 countries around the world - David Icke Website | Plant Based Transitions | Scoop.it
David Icke - Exposing the dreamworld we believe to be real (Unauthorized genetically-modified flax found to have been exported to more than 30 countries around the world
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Vegetarian Christie Brinkley spotlights age-defying swimsuit body at 59 - Examiner.com

Vegetarian Christie Brinkley spotlights age-defying swimsuit body at 59 - Examiner.com | Plant Based Transitions | Scoop.it
Vegetarian Christie Brinkley spotlights age-defying swimsuit body at 59
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Supermodel Christie Brinkley is fit and fabulous at 59, thanks to her longtime vegetarian diet and daily workouts.
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Duke Study Links Fracking to Water Contamination As EPA Drops ...

Duke Study Links Fracking to Water Contamination As EPA Drops ... | Plant Based Transitions | Scoop.it
This is the Duke professor's third study linking fracking to groundwater contamination, the source of drinking water for hundreds of thousands of citizens in the Keystone State. The industry is likely to come out with the familiar ...
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Fracking Can Cause Drinking Water Contamination - 24/7 Wall St.

Fracking Can Cause Drinking Water Contamination - 24/7 Wall St. | Plant Based Transitions | Scoop.it
Source: ThinkstockPublic concerns over contamination of drinking water caused by exploring for and producing natural gas by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) have resulted in at least one study that finds methane may be a ...
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Plants do sums to get through the night

Plants do sums to get through the night | Plant Based Transitions | Scoop.it

New research shows that to prevent starvation at night, plants perform accurate arithmetic division. The calculation allows them to use up their starch reserves at a constant rate so that they run out almost precisely at dawn.


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Appeals Court binds Monsanto in promise not to sue organic farmers - Wisfarmer

Appeals Court binds Monsanto in promise not to sue organic farmers - Wisfarmer | Plant Based Transitions | Scoop.it
Appeals Court binds Monsanto in promise not to sue organic farmers Wisfarmer A three-judge panel at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Monday (June 10) that a group of organic and otherwise non-GMO farmer and seed company plaintiffs...
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whats-in-diets

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whats-in-diets, a healthy life, good living (Scientists are researching to ascertain that a plant based diet can decrease the chances of heart disease, cancer, c http://t.co/d98h4rLDWf)...
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