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The Global Food Waste Scandal

TED Talks Western countries throw out nearly half of their food, not because it’s inedible -- but because it doesn’t look appealing. Tristram Stuart delves into the shocking data of wasted food, calling for a more responsible use of global resources.

 

No one should be surprised that more developed societies are more wasteful societies.  It is not just personal wasting of food at the house and restaurants that are the problem.  Perfectly edible food is thrown out due to size (smaller than standards but perfectly normal), cosmetics (Bananas that are shaped 'funny') and costumer preference (discarded bread crust).  This is an intriguing perpective on our consumptive culture, but it also is helpful in framing issues such as sustainability and human and environmental interactions in a technologically advanced societies that are often removed form the land where the food they eat originates. 

 

Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, TED, video, unit 5 agriculture.


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Kenny Dominguez's curator insight, November 29, 2013 6:13 PM

Ted explains it well how we all waste perfectly good food that people would like to eat. Also it was amazing how much food was in the dumpsters that was just a day or week old. That meat could feed hundreds of people that are struggling to eat and all that meet to waste. 

megan b clement's curator insight, December 16, 2013 1:51 AM

Ted talks about just how wasteful our planet is. How we just ignore the issue and act like it will  not affect us in the future. When he shows you video and pictures of massive piles of the ends of a loaf of bread or all the food that Stop and Shop throws out because it does not "look" good for the customer. How every little bit of help counts you can try to make a little bit of an effort to be less wasteful. We have so much unnecessary waste. Like when he uses the example of how many people throw away the ends of a loaf of bread then he shows the waste of the ends of bread in massive piles it makes you sick. Especially with all of the hungry people in the world we need to be more resourceful.

 

 

Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 21, 2:13 PM

No one should be surprised that more developed societies are more wasteful societies.  It is not just personal wasting of food at the house and restaurants that are the problem.  Perfectly edible food is thrown out due to size (smaller than standards but perfectly normal), cosmetics (Bananas that are shaped 'funny') and costumer preference (discarded bread crust).  This is an intriguing perceptive on our consumptive culture, but it also is helpful in framing issues such as sustainability and human and environmental interactions in a technologically advanced societies that are often removed form the land where the food they eat originates. 


Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, TED, video, unit 5 agriculture.

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Video: BP Oil Spill Aftermath Proves America Needs More Clean Energy

Video: BP Oil Spill Aftermath Proves America Needs More Clean Energy | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
Today, just over four years since the BP oil spill, Oceana is releasing a short documentary titled “Drill, Spill, Repeat?” that uncovers the dark history of oil drilling and highlights how Gulf of Mex

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How to conserve water

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What can you do to protect the world’s most precious natural resource? The Rainforest Alliance has boiled it down to 11 major ways individuals can help conservation on a large scale.

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Sustainability case studies - database

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The 2014 Guardian Sustainable Business award winners, those short and long-listed, plus a searchable archive.
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Global warming’s evil twin: ocean acidification

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Greenhouse gas emissions have warmed the oceans in regions such as the Baltic by as much as 1.3°C.
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On Our Urban Ag Radar: Hydroponic Vending Machines; Oasis Grower Solutions for Anxious Growers; Living Within a Vertical Farm

On Our Urban Ag Radar: Hydroponic Vending Machines; Oasis Grower Solutions for Anxious Growers; Living Within a Vertical Farm | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
The image that stopped me dead in my internet-surfing tracks: A hydroponic lettuce vending machine. This brilliant machine can be found in Japan. It's brilliant. Brilliant. Let's move these in next...

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ParadigmGallery's comment, April 1, 2013 4:38 PM
awesome...I crave greens....totally cool idea!
Albert Green's curator insight, October 14, 2013 2:23 AM

Even though this will not pass as an alternative for lunch, lettuce vending machines are nevertheless a nice invention for those who want to get fresh greens. Hydroponic farming and vending gives more options and soon we can see more fruits and vegetables sold this way.

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Art about climate change: a new trend

Art about climate change: a new trend | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it

This post comes to you from Culture|Futures “Wow, I wish I knew someone dealing with climate change. How is it that no artists are working with the most compelling issue that affects all of us?” (more)

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Art that does not cower from the real-world issues. Sustainable Practice for the Arts is doing a remarkable job defining that landscape. This is a great site to follow! 

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A Billion Acts of Green | Earth Day Network

A Billion Acts of Green | Earth Day Network | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
Take action to help your community and protect our planet by pledging an Act of Green today! Help us reach 2 billion pledges and make every day Earth Day.
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Monday is #EarthDay. Click through to find manageable actions you can commit to everyday. #EarthDay "activites" are no longer options. They are the daily crucial components to keeping our planet alive. The Earth Day Network is an critical organization taking a leadersship in chunking down the tasks. Let's make it happen now.  

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Why is the Gates foundation investing in GM giant Monsanto?

Why is the Gates foundation investing in GM giant Monsanto? | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's investments in Monsanto and Cargill have come under heavy criticism. Is it time for the foundation to come clean on its visions for agriculture in developing countries?

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Could this be a breakthrough? An article questioning the Gates Foundation support of Monsanto in a Gates Foundation sponsored blog? Rhetorical and circular perhaps: this is nevertheless a huge door cracking open.

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CineversityTV's curator insight, April 17, 2013 6:54 AM

Bc Bill Gates wants to depopulate the world. Neo-fascism.

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Great New Website: The Blue Carbon Initiative - IUCN

Great New Website: The Blue Carbon Initiative - IUCN | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it

April 2, 2013 CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL

Efforts to restore marine ecosystems that store vast amounts of carbon have received a boost with the launch of a new website that provides the latest blue carbon science and policy.

The International Blue Carbon Initiative is a coordinated, global program focused on mitigating climate change through the conservation and restoration of coastal and marine ecosystems. Coastal ecosystems are some of the most productive on Earth. They provide us with essential ecosystem services, such as coastal protection from storms and nursery grounds for fish. We also know that they provide another integral service – sequestering and storing “blue” carbon from the atmosphere and oceans and hence are an essential piece of the solution to global climate change.... http://thebluecarboninitiative.org/

 


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Marian Locksley's curator insight, April 8, 2013 3:34 AM

UK link:: http://afloat.ie/marine-environment/marine-wildlife/item/21312-british-government-taken-to-task-over-marine-conservation-zones#.UWGmfF2yXhQ.twitter  

 

it will cost 'EveryOne, if nothing is done, not your money!

 

More:: There are a couple of major pathways for CO2 to be removed from the atmosphere. One isplant respiration. Plants absorb CO2 during their growth, and use it along with sunlight and water and other nutrients, to grow. The carbon in the CO2 is converted into plant matter, such as blanches, leaves, roots, etc. It is important to note that this absorption of CO2 is only temporary in the big scheme of things, because when the plant dies and decomposes, the plant matter will go back to CO2 during the decomposition process. Therefore, in its natural state, this is in balance... as much CO2 is absorbed as is emitted when averaged over time (not including processes such as deforestation, which is not in balance, and so right now, CO2is net being emitted by plants due to deforestation). 

The other major way to remove CO2 is the oceans. The oceans have a tremendous capacity to absorb CO2. However, when CO2 is dissolved in water, it becomes carbonic acid, and so the more CO2 in the oceans, the more acidic it becomes. This is a serious problem for sensitive marine ecosystems. Also, CO2 can only be absorbed at the surface of the water, which is in contact with air. And so to absorb a lot of CO2, you have to wait until the surface water is mixed with the water from the deep oceans. This takes hundreds to thousands of years to happen. That is why the increased CO2 emissions due to humans is so serious. All the CO2we are pumping into the air right now will stay in the air for a length of time comparable to recorded human history.


There are no other known methods to remove CO2 from the air on the scale that we are emitting it !!!

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The art of storytelling in communicating sustainability | Viridizine

The art of storytelling in communicating sustainability | Viridizine | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it

Weekend Reading: “@russelloavery: Once upon a time... #sustainability stories were told. http://t.co/QVKzOyC0b4 ” #behaviourchange (click one more time, to a great read.

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The Bottom Line For People understanding and hearing what you have to say: Stop Shouting. Tell the story.

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Ecuador auctions off Amazon to Chinese oil firms

Ecuador auctions off Amazon to Chinese oil firms | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
Indigenous groups claim they have not consented to oil projects, as politicians visit Beijing to publicise bidding process


http://amazonwatch.org/take-action

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Yet another tawdry story of cyclical debt trapping the planet, it's land, and it's indigenous cultures. I've included an action link for Amazon Watch! H/T to Sass Brown.

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Steven McGreevy's curator insight, April 4, 2013 8:30 PM

Can you imagine?  Oil rigs in the Amazon?  What's next, Mad Max and the Thunderdome?

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Obama signs Monsanto Protection Act! Betrays America - It's Time to Label GMOs!

Obama signs Monsanto Protection Act! Betrays America - It's Time to Label GMOs! | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
SOS: Obama signs Monsanto Protection Act - It's time to Label GMOs! - We will not be stopped!
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we regret to inform you that late last night President Barack Obama signed H.R.
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Remembering "Green" - An Orangutan's journey - Winner of Best Short Documentary - Don't Miss This

Her name is Green, she is alone in a world that doesn't belong to her. She is a female orang-utan, victim of deforestation and resource exploitation.
This film is an emotional journey with Green's final days. It is a visual ride presenting the treasures of rainforest biodiversity and the devastating impacts of logging and land clearing for palm oil plantations.
The film "Green" is a 48 min long documentary on the Indonesian rainforest, deforestation and orangutan extinction. It is a silent film (without narration) which addresses itself both to the Indonesians and the consumers of wood/paper/palm oil around the world. This film is now available for free download on the website: http://greenfilm.free.fr

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J57ZRSjpzQA

 

PALM OIL ECOCIDE - THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST: Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-

 

TEN NEWS "PALM OIL ECOCIDE"  TV AUSTRALIA VIDEO: http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1561454232/palm-oil-ecocide-ten-news-australia-video

 

THE YEAR IN RAINFORESTS - Mongabay - December 31, 2012 http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1231-year-in-rainforests-2012.html

 

NEW STUDY SLAMS INDONESIA'S FOREST PROTECTION - ONLY 4% OF FOREST WILL BE INTACT http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4470&Itemid=214

 

WILDLIFE IN THE TROPICS PLUMMETS BY OVER 60 PERCENT http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0515-hance-living-planet-report-tropics.html

 

HALF OF TROPICAL FORESTS PARKS LOSING BIODIVERSITY http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0725-hance-tropical-parks-biodiversity.html

 

  


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Wildlife Margrit's comment, March 26, 2013 12:39 PM
Agreed
Alexia Abnett Trombas's curator insight, April 14, 2013 4:12 AM

To make way for money, the forrests that are home to Orangutans, are dissappearing..tragedy and death for our wildlife. 

VanAllen's curator insight, April 30, 2013 10:26 AM

I never forget my initial watching of the extremely moving and informative documentary GREEN but I am also always extremely grateful to be reminded of it when somebody else posts it. I wish everybody in the world could watch it and be equally moved to try to take action before it is too late. 

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Why 2015 will be the year of sustainability - Forum:Blog

Why 2015 will be the year of sustainability - Forum:Blog | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, explains how, in 2015, we have the opportunity to move humankind towards the sustainable future we want.
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Climate Tools Seek to Bend Nature’s Path

Climate Tools Seek to Bend Nature’s Path | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
It’s called geoengineering, and its possibilities, like reflective droplets in the sky and rocks that remove carbon dioxide, are gaining momentum.


“There may come to be a choice between geoengineering and suffering,” said Andy Parker of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany. “And how we make that choice is crucial.”

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Geoscientists begin to look at last ditch efforts. Although my goal has been to talk about the positives, it is time to acknowledge that harsh measures are under consideration for climate adaptation.

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Freshwater Initiative | National Geographic

Freshwater Initiative | National Geographic | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
Learn about the National Geographic Society's Freshwater Initiative with articles, photos, interactives, and more.
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Great Resource Base for Freshwater initiatives.

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Genetically Modified Fruit Fly Release Slammed by Global Eco Groups

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GENETICALLY MODIFIED FRUIT FLY RELEASE SLAMMED BY GLOBAL ECO GROUPS

Sustainable Pulse, October 7, 2013

Environmental and civil society groups on five continents warned Monday that plans to release non-native strains of genetically modified (GM) flies in olive fields in Spain and fruit orchards in Brazil pose major risks to crops and the environment,... http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/10/07/gm-fruit-fly-release-slammed-by-global-eco-groups/#.UlRoNyTc-RQ

 

September 4, 2013 Sustainable Pulse
CONTAMINATION DANGER: GM FRUIT FLIES SET FOR MASS RELEASES IN SPAIN AND BRAZIL http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/09/04/contamination-danger-gm-fruit-flies-set-for-mass-releases-in-spain-and-brazil/#.Uig5r7zc-RQ

 

WILL SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY BENEFIT OR THREATEN WILD THINGS? http://sco.lt/79HQvZ

 

RE-ENGINEERING, RE-PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF - THE ETHICS, MORALS AND LEGALITY - http://sco.lt/6M35KD

 

23 March, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

GENETIC MODIFICATION STRAINS OLD FOOD AND DRUG LAWS - HOW A FISH BECOMES A DRUG AND CORN A PEST  http://sco.lt/6vynBp

 

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

 

DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS? http://sco.lt/6jmb1l

 

CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS POISONING AND BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/99tRI1


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I try not to fighten people with genetic modification issues, but you need this information. So be it. I'm changing my tactics. This is startling information. 

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Seth Lurie's curator insight, March 25, 11:37 PM

Oxytech should have considered the effect of non native species on the environment before attempting to release them in the UK. They seem to have cut corners in an effort to maximize profit.

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Design challenge seeks portable, renewables-powered alternative to diesel water pump

Design challenge seeks portable, renewables-powered alternative to diesel water pump | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
A new open design challenge is looking for viable alternatives to the dirty diesel pumps that provide irrigation water for off-grid farmers in India.
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Flower Power: This Machine Seed-Bombs Dirty Air

Flower Power: This Machine Seed-Bombs Dirty Air | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it

There’s nothing wrong with “art for art’s sake,” the notion that works of art don’t require a justification or need to serve a higher purpose. But it’s also kind of cool when they do transcend that philosophy and send a specific message.

That’s certainly the case with artist Michael Jantzen’s design for his Eco-Seed Sowing Machines. The solar-powered structures would contain a large number of flower seeds that would be automatically released in small amounts whenever evidence of environmental degradation was observed around the machines.

Jantzen calls the project “a symbolic public art response to environmental degradation,” and he’d like to see the machines located in places around the world where environmental damage is the worst.

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Susan Davis Cushing's curator insight, April 24, 2013 9:38 PM

Imagine a piece of art that would blossom where environmental destruction is the worst, drawing more attention to the area as signals cause it to activate into a work of flowering beauty. Would it get your attention? Would it be a call for action? When funded, this artist's designs will change some landscapes significanlty.

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Footprints to Sustainability | UBC Sustainability

Footprints to Sustainability | UBC Sustainability | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it

Eco-footprinting.... starts from a series of simple premises:

    * People remain integral components of the ecosystems that sustain them;

    * Most human impacts on ecosystems are associated with energy and material extraction and consumption (all economic activity has material consequences);

    * Many energy and material flows are readily measurable and can be converted to corresponding productive or assimilative ecosystems areas;

    * There is a finite area of productive land and water ecosystems on Earth.


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MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE From Saccharin to GE Seed - Peddling Chemicals for Food, Agriculture, War

MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE From Saccharin to GE Seed - Peddling Chemicals for Food, Agriculture, War | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it

April 3, 2013 Food and Water Watch

Today, the consumer advocacy nonprofit Food & Water Watch released its report, Monsanto: A Corporate Profile.,,,

Excerpt: "People need to know about Monsanto's history as a heavy industrial chemical manufacturer; a reality at odds with the environmentally friendly, feed-the-world image that the company spends millions trying to convey."

http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/pressreleases/from-saccharin-to-ge-seed-report-profiles-monsantos-history-peddling-chemicals-for-food-agriculture-war/

 

April 2, 2013

MONSANTO, BIOTECH AGRICHEMICAL CARTEL BUYS OBAMA, THE US SENATE AND THE GLOBAL FARM http://sco.lt/8edR3Z

 

2 April, 2013 VIDEO REPORT Al Jazeera
THE CONTROVERSIAL MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT : WHY DID OBAMA SIGN THEIR IMMUNITY INTO LAW http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestoryamericas/2013/04/2013428059717911.html?utm_content=rssautomatic&utm_campaign=twitter&utm_source=SocialFlow&utm_term=june&utm_medium=tweet

 

 

February 4, 2013
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GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS IN AMERICA  | Documentary - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Vd_X1-moZkc#!

 

 

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VIDEO REPORT @BBC
A BILLION GO HUNGRY BECAUSE OF GMO FARMING : Vandana Shiva http://www.sott.net/article/260505-A-billion-go-hungry-because-of-GMO-farming-Vandana-Shiva

 

April 7, 2013 - Nation of Change
WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MONSANTO http://www.nationofchange.org/what-every-parent-should-know-about-monsanto-1365343178

 

+++WATCH: TED VIDEO

FORMER WALL STREET FOOD INDUSTRY ANALYST TURNED 'REAL FOOD' MOM EVANGELIST - ROBYN O'BRIEN http://sco.lt/5zL0fR

 

MOMS ACROSS AMERICA SLAM GMOs WORLDWIDE : Exclusive Video Blog http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/04/07/moms-across-america-slam-gmos-worldwide-exclusive-video-blog/#.UWHo-Rk0ORQ

 

 

 

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini BACKS US ORGANIZATIONS IN GMO LABELING FIGHT http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/04/04/seralini-backs-us-organizations-in-gmo-labeling-fight/#.UWFaJZO

 

BIO-DEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY? THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES  http://sco.lt/7696kT

 

April 3, 2013 Common Dreams
CHEMICAL DISASTERS, AGENT ORANGE, AND GMOs: MONSANTO'S LEGACY TRACED http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/04/03-2

 

MAY 12, 2011 -GMO Awareness

MONSANTO'S DIRTY DOZEN - NOT JUST GMOs AND CHEMICALS

When you take a moment to reflect on the history of product development at Monsanto, what do you find? Here are twelve products that Monsanto has brought to market. See if you can spot the pattern....

http://gmo-awareness.com/2011/05/12/monsanto-dirty-dozen/

 

MONSANTO ENTERS PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS, ACQUIRES KEY 'GENE SILENCING' TECHNOLOGY http://sco.lt/8Qwjw1

 

April 3, 2013 Food and Water Watch
MONSANTO:  A CORPORATE PROFILE (Download Full Report) http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/reports/monsanto-a-corporate-profile/

 

 

 

 

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MONSANTO FOOD WARS: GMO SEEDS AND ANIMALS http://sco.lt/7VzazJ

 

WATCH:

"GENETIC ROULETTE - THE GAMBLE OF OUR LIVES"  - YouTube 1:24:59  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrWRzxMUfDE

 

VIDEO:

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO (FULL LENGTH) - THE LEADER OF THE BIOTECH CARTEL http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CineversityTV's curator insight, April 4, 2013 4:21 AM

agent Orange in the war of Vietnam, Monsanto is evil & malicious.

Nathan's curator insight, April 30, 2013 3:49 PM

Information on Monsanto seed company.

pdjmoo's curator insight, August 1, 1:11 PM

Let's See:  Monsanto owns the patents and have the lock on for the global seed supply for our food; they own the massive amounts of pesticides required for these genetically engineered seeds; they have entered the pharmaceutical business for patents on drugs that make billions after the gmo food system has created a global epidemic of obesity, diabetes and . They now own the most advanced system for weather data in concert with the Pentagon with coming climate change and the water rights wars; they have their representatives in all levels of the USA Government; the billionaire Bill Gates is a trojan horse for them as a "philanthropic organization" both within and without government ; the USA Aid and Trade Departments manipulate (blackmail) governments to take GMO Seeds and Agriculture in their Aid and Trade Programs....it all starts to add up like Monsanto is pretty much in charge of governments and our food and health. The perpetual wheel of 

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How This Destroyed Ecosystem Came Back To Life

How This Destroyed Ecosystem Came Back To Life | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
By Lizzie Wade Back in 1998, Scott Reef was a ghost town. Rising ocean temperatures caused by El Niño had triggered a catastrophic bleaching event that decimated the enormous reef system off the coast of Western Australia.
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Pretty Simple: elminate the people who catch the fish that keep the coral healthy.

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Chart Shows How to Win Any Climate Change Argument

Chart Shows How to Win Any Climate Change Argument | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
If you’re exhausted by climate change shouting matches or so flummoxed by confronting scientific ignorance that you suffer in silence, this chart might be for you.
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When you're talking climate change, a little humor helps - or a great infographic.

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Obama signs Monsanto Protection Act! Betrays America - It's Time to Label GMOs!

Obama signs Monsanto Protection Act! Betrays America - It's Time to Label GMOs! | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
SOS: Obama signs Monsanto Protection Act - It's time to Label GMOs! - We will not be stopped!
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we regret to inform you that late last night President Barack Obama signed H.R.
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Fracking: A Tragic Waste of Water Resources

Fracking: A Tragic Waste of Water Resources | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
The natural gas mining method known as hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" is another major source of water usage and a serious source of contamination. There are several ways of disposing of the water used in the process.

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Duane Tilden's comment, March 26, 2013 2:29 PM
Drilling deep into our earth through aquifers almost inevitably leads to contamination, and injecting fluids into the ground will inevitably contaminate water supplies. When I was up in Grande Prairie I found that most of the well water was too contaminated with sulfer and methane to be potable. A result of oil and gas drilling, imo.