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Watsonville Hosts Bilingual Film Fest to Educate on GMOs and Prop 37 - Organic Connections

Watsonville Hosts Bilingual Film Fest to Educate on GMOs and Prop 37 - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
People of the Corn, People of Pajaro: A YES on Prop. 37 Bilingual Film Fest' October 20 at the Springfield Grange Hall in Watsonville.
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Celebrities Supporting California's GMO Labeling Prop 37 - Organic Connections

Celebrities Supporting California's GMO Labeling Prop 37 - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Many celebrities have joined the millions of Californians in demanding GMO labeling and the right to know what's in our food, even if our "puny little heads would explode.
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EarthDance Farms: Growing Crops—and Growing Farmers - Organic Connections

EarthDance Farms: Growing Crops—and Growing Farmers - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Following a substantial education, Molly Rockamann came home to St. Louis and founded EarthDance Farms on the very organic farm that had first inspired her as a teenager.
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Just Say No to GMOs! - Natural Vitality Living

Just Say No to GMOs! - Natural Vitality Living | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it

At NVL we don’t like what the science says about GMOs, the long-term safety studies that haven’t been conducted, or how biotech companies control farmers with GMOs.

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A Healthy (and Profitable) Oasis in Philly’s Food Deserts - Organic Connections

A Healthy (and Profitable) Oasis in Philly’s Food Deserts - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
The story of this seemingly ordinary chain of grocery stores suggests that collaboration with the community may be the key to success for businesses in struggling food desert neighborhoods.
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Bhutan Aims to Be The First Fully Organic Nation - Organic Connections

Bhutan Aims to Be The First Fully Organic Nation - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, famed for seeking "happiness" for its citizens, is aiming to become the first nation in the world to turn its home-grown food and farmers 100 percent organic.
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Are Superbugs Being Generated on Factory Farms? - Organic Connections

Are Superbugs Being Generated on Factory Farms? - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it

A new report offers a primer on the dangers of the superbugs involved in antibiotic resistance and their origin in our food supply.

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Facts for Winning a Debate About GMO Food - Organic Connections

Facts for Winning a Debate About GMO Food - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Here is a list of facts and supporting texts that clearly explain just how serious a threat GMO foods and crops pose to our personal health as well as the health of the planet and our children.
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Conventional Farmer Troy Rousch Supports GMO Labeling Prop 37 - Organic Connections

Conventional Farmer Troy Rousch Supports GMO Labeling Prop 37 - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it

Indiana farmer, Troy Roushs grows genetically modified corn and soybeans. But Troy has come out in support of California’s GMO Labeling Proposition 37.

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Pink Slime Lawsuit—Beef Products, Inc. vs ABC News - Organic Connections

Pink Slime Lawsuit—Beef Products, Inc. vs ABC News - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it

Beef Products Inc. (BPI)—maker of the ground beef product now called “pink slime”—filed a defamation lawsuit against ABC News and several individuals.

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Challenging Conventional Farming: One Farmer's Take On The Stanford Organic Food Study - Organic Connections

Challenging Conventional Farming: One Farmer's Take On The Stanford Organic Food Study - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it

Farmer Andrew Stout strongly disagrees with the Stanford Organics Study and for a lot of very "conventional" reasons.

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Seeds of Rebellion: How to Reclaim our Seed Culture - Organic Connections

Seeds of Rebellion: How to Reclaim our Seed Culture - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Seeds of rebellion: Highly functional, often bland, hybridized and GMO varieties have taken over the commercial market. Monsanto, Dupont, and Syngenta now own over half of the world’s seeds.
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Regular Consumption of Sugary Beverages Linked to Increased Genetic Risk of Obesity - Organic Connections

Regular Consumption of Sugary Beverages Linked to Increased Genetic Risk of Obesity - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it

Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health have found that greater consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) is linked with a greater genetic susceptibility to obesity.

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MythBusting the Biggest Lies of Big Agriculture - Organic Connections

MythBusting the Biggest Lies of Big Agriculture - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Tired of the ad campaigns, the trade-group public relations machines, the lobbying, the front groups and myth-making from Big Ag and Big Food? So are we!
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Wolfgang Puck: Celebrity Chef with a Conscience - Natural Vitality

Wolfgang Puck: Celebrity Chef with a Conscience - Natural Vitality | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Wolfgang Puck is the ultimate celebrity chef—with his name on nearly 20 fine-dining and more than 80 fast-casual restaurants, as well as premium catering services and culinary merchandise.
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Childhood Obesity and American Agriculture - Organic Connections

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Junk food is mass-marketed to our children, helping cause the current epidemic of childhood obesity. Dr. David Wallinga, a leading authority on food policy, explains how government farm policies are contributing to the problem and how changes can be made.

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Beyond Organic: Nutrient-Dense Blueberries from Heaven - Organic Connections

Beyond Organic: Nutrient-Dense Blueberries from Heaven - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it

Bob Wilt knows from experience that if he’s able to get someone to taste his blueberries, there’s a 90 percent chance he’ll have a new customer. How did he get blueberries so bursting with flavor?

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Why California Needs GMO Labeling Prop 37 - Organic Connections

Why California Needs GMO Labeling Prop 37 - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Prop 37's Labeling of GMO foods is not an effort to shut down the advance of science and technology, represents the right of free choice.
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Herbicide Increase in GMO Crops Is Causing Increase in Superweeds - Organic Connections

Herbicide Increase in GMO Crops Is Causing Increase in Superweeds - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
Resistant superweeds have become a major problem for many farmers reliant on GMO crops, and are now driving up the volume of herbicide needed each year by about 25 percent.
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Why Monsanto Is Paying Farmers to Spray Its Rivals’ Herbicides - Organic Connections

Why Monsanto Is Paying Farmers to Spray Its Rivals’ Herbicides - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it

The effectiveness of Monsanto's Roundup herbicide has fallen off so drastically that the company is paying farmers to additionally spray products from Monsanto rivals.

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Genetic Roulette: Film Exposes GMO Health Risks - Organic Connections

Genetic Roulette: Film Exposes GMO Health Risks - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it
In his new documentary, Genetic Roulette, renowned GMO expert, author and activist Jeffrey Smith reveals new startling statistics of human and animal health risks related to GMOs.
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The Stanford Organics Study and Biotech's Plan to Defeat GMO Labeling Prop 37 - Organic Connections

The Stanford Organics Study and Biotech's Plan to Defeat GMO Labeling Prop 37 - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it

The conspicuously-timed Stanford study of organic food tries to inject doubt into the debate over labeling GMOs and Prop 37...

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Nell Newman Speaks Out on Labeling - Natural Vitality

Nell Newman Speaks Out on Labeling - Natural Vitality | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it

Have you ever seen the label “Natural” on a package that looked anything but natural? These products are full of artificial colors, trans fats and even MSG, yet are still labelled natural.

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Video: What is a GMO? - Organic Connections

Video: What is a GMO? - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it

What is a GMO: The same corporations that said DDT and Agent Orange were safe have now put millions of dollars into the campaign against our right to know what's in our food.

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Amanda Hitt: The Champion of Whistleblowers - Organic Connections

Amanda Hitt: The Champion of Whistleblowers - Organic Connections | Searching for Safe Foods | Scoop.it

Whistleblowers in the food industry put their jobs and reputations at considerable risk when they feel motivated to come forward. Yet if they didn’t, there are many horrific issues within the food industry that would remain unchanged.

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