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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/

 

 

 

 

WATCH:

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, 2014 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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The Global Solution to Extinction

The Global Solution to Extinction | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
The Global Solution to Extinction: E.O. WIlson's Wildy Bold ProposalIt is not too late to halt the alarming loss of species and biodiversity threatening the planet.
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E.O. WIlson's Wildy Bold Proposal to save the planet.

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New 3D cartoon Planet Blue uses laughter and adventure to help kids save the planet

New 3D cartoon Planet Blue uses laughter and adventure to help kids save the planet | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it

A new 3D cartoon, Planet Blue, will help parents strike that balance by combining laughter and heart-pounding adventures with a positive attitude about our ability to save the planet.

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Kids desperately need to have access to hope for their planet. Here's a fun option.

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7 smarter ways to talk about climate change

7 smarter ways to talk about climate change | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it

Psychologist Per Espen Stoknes thinks we need to trick our primate brains into dealing with climate change. Here are his top tips.

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The psychology of dealing with a subject no one wants to hear about. 

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Nations Approve Landmark Climate Accord in Paris - The New York Times

Nations Approve Landmark Climate Accord in Paris - The New York Times | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it

LE BOURGET, France — With the sudden stroke of a gavel on Saturday night, representatives of 195 countries reached a landmark climate accord that will, for the first time, commit nearly every country to lowering planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions to help stave off the most drastic effects of climate change." (more)

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Highlights From Paris Climate Talks: Day 1

Highlights From Paris Climate Talks: Day 1 | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
At the start of the meeting leaders of industrialized nations and developing countries expressed near unanimous agreement that climate change was real, that it was dangerous and that something must be ...
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Vertical Seaweed Gardens Are The New Way To Feed Ourselves From The Overfished Oceans

Vertical Seaweed Gardens Are The New Way To Feed Ourselves From The Overfished Oceans | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
Greenwave, on Long Island, is a winner of this year's prestigious Buckminster Fuller Institute prize.
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Ensuring healthy bees for farms and trees

Ensuring healthy bees for farms and trees | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
The University of Adelaide and State Government today announced a $600,000 pilot program to help build South Australia's bee populations to help protect native plants and production from orchards and crops that rely on bee pollination.

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Pope Francis Issues Major Call to Rescue a Planet in Crisis

Pope Francis Issues Major Call to Rescue a Planet in Crisis | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
In a close reading of the first papal encyclical focused exclusively on the global ecological crisis, The New York Times finds the head of the Catholic Church calling on leaders and people from all cultures to act to protect the world’s ecosystems and the disadvantaged from predatory and shortsighted political and economic systems.
- 2015/06/18
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A very clear, concise reading of the Pope's encyclical on the environment. Begin by clicking through here. A call to Action is an appropriate, proactive way to look at this major shift in position and power.

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Shell sought to influence direction of Science Museum climate programme

Shell sought to influence direction of Science Museum climate programme | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it

Sunday 31 May 2015 15.17 EDT

by Terry Macalister


"Shell tried to influence the presentation of a climate change program(me) it was sponsoring at the Science Museum in London, internal documents seen by the Guardian show...


.....A recent book argued that fossil fuel companies were sponsoring the arts around the world on an “epidemic” scale as a cynical PR strategy to improve their reputation."


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Susan Davis Cushing's insight:

Energy is money. As sponsorship information and caveats begin to leak out publicly, can anyone really say they didn't see the environment funding conundrum unfolding? We, as artists, scientists and fundraisers, have used and depended on the fossil fuel corporations for decades.


How now do create bridges and solutions in positive and proactive manner to save our punctured planet?

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Recycled Drinking Water: Getting Past the Yuck Factor

Recycled Drinking Water: Getting Past the Yuck Factor | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
As California and other areas of the country grapple with drought, the reuse of water is less a technological challenge than a marketing one.
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Great Sunday Read. Contemplating our options and potential solutions for clean water. Then getting to what "clean" actually means.

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Which books deal with #climatechange for younger #children? #EarthDay Tools

Which books deal with #climatechange for younger #children? #EarthDay Tools | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
From Michael Foreman’s groundbreaking Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish to Barroux’s near wordless Where’s the Elephant, The Book Doctor seeks out the best picture books to share with younger children who want to know about our threatened environment
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5 Ways to Celebrate World Water Day

5 Ways to Celebrate World Water Day | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it

A holiday for H2O

Sunday is World Water Day, a United Nations initiative to celebrate clean water and bring attention to those who don’t have enough of it. A new report released ahead of World Water Day warns about a looming shortage, and centers on this year’s theme: water and sustainable development.

Here are five ways to celebrate World Water Day.

Susan Davis Cushing's insight:

Still not sure that Bill Gates has the answers to sustainability and scarcity issues - nevertheless, it's a great time to review scarce water priorities. Many are blatantly clear. :)

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Brydie Lucht's curator insight, March 21, 2015 9:04 PM

I'm quite a bit of an environmentalist, having grown up being taught my father's ways of appreciating the world upon which we walk and always giving back to nature. I have a soft spot when it comes to seeing the advertisements on television of the third world  countries where water is scarce and people are starving to death. I'm quite a freak when it comes to saving and preserving water hence why this article appealed to me.

In five years time I hope to be implementing my knowledge to promote higher occupational health and safety standards but also being able to promote environmentally friendly working practices through these standards. I dream of the day where our world's natural resources aren't becoming so scarce and that our society and workplaces are working to become environmentally sustainable environments.

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Groundbreaking Permaculture Film Offers Bold New Solution in Regenerative Agriculture » EcoWatch

Groundbreaking Permaculture Film Offers Bold New Solution in Regenerative Agriculture » EcoWatch | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
The film Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective, its digital premiere on Earth Day, offers solutions to pressing environmental issues. Regenerative agriculture

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Fisherman invents 3D underwater farms that protect shores and replenish the ocean

Fisherman invents 3D underwater farms that protect shores and replenish the ocean | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
Commercial fisherman, Bren Smith, invented a way to grow large amounts of food vertically under the surface of the ocean. Better yet, he's open sourced all the plans and offered them to people around the world to implement and improve upon.

The farms harvest mussels, scallops, oysters, clams, seaweed and salt.
Smith points out that the setup soaks up nitrogen and 5 times the carbon dioxide of land-based plants, referring to it as a "climate mitigator."
This process transforms the fisherman into a restorative farmer. The farms function as artificial reefs which reduce storm impacts on local communities.


His company is called GreenWave and is dedicated to repleting the ocean while maintaining food production. Here, Smith talks about the process and his visions for the future.


Image Credit

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Seashells or spider silk: how nature could transform the structure of cities

Seashells or spider silk: how nature could transform the structure of cities | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
In the race to replace concrete and steel, bioengineers and architects are experimenting with alternatives including blood, bone and eggshells
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Can we learn fast enough from nature to save us from ourselves? Great design concepts in this article. Beyond biomimicry!

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Garbage in, garbage out

Garbage in, garbage out | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
Engineers and scientists will take on one of the world’s ugliest problems in 2016 as they test an ambitious method of cleaning the ocean of its tens of thousands of tonnes of floating plastic rubbish. The project is thoroughly unconventional.
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What If We Told You To Be Optimistic About Solving Climate Change?

What If We Told You To Be Optimistic About Solving Climate Change? | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it

Project Drawdown is mapping a path to limiting our carbon with just the technologies we have available today.

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Top 10 Graduate Programs For Environmental Sustainability

Top 10 Graduate Programs For Environmental Sustainability | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
Net Impact evaluated almost 100 programs and ranked them on their integration of social and environmental themes.
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Fantastic! 

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The Elephant in the Room: Capitalism and Sustainable Development | Over Grow The System

The Elephant in the Room: Capitalism and Sustainable Development | Over Grow The System | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it

The term “sustainable” has been used by so many people in so many different contexts that it has lost much of its meaning. It has become a buzzword in political, economic and development circles. But it is not the excessive use of the word that has ultimately rendered it largely meaningless but the fact that too many efforts to achieve sustainable development do not seriously attempt to actually achieve sustainable development. It is too often suggested that we can simply incorporate more environmentally-friendly practices into our daily lives while only tinkering with our consumption habits in order to achieve sustainability. But this simply is not true. Each of us living in wealthy nations must massively, and I mean MASSIVELY, reduce our levels of material consumption if we are to achieve a sustainable ecological footprint. And this reality is the elephant that is too often ignored in discussions about sustainable development. (more)

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Handle with humor: why we want you to laugh about climate change

Handle with humor: why we want you to laugh about climate change | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
Is the topic of climate change too hot for people to handle? Maybe we need to throw some humor into the mix
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7 important ocean trends, and what we can do about them

7 important ocean trends, and what we can do about them | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
These seven threats to ocean health need our attention and consideration on World Oceans Day – and every day.
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In Case You Missed this important World Oceans Day News...

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21 Food and Agriculture Organizations Fighting Climate Change

21 Food and Agriculture Organizations Fighting Climate Change | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
These 21 organizations are taking the lead in the global effort to fight climate change in the food system.
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#ClimateChange Questions for Young Citizen Scientists #EarthDayEveryDay #education

#ClimateChange Questions for Young Citizen Scientists #EarthDayEveryDay #education | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
A special Earth Day guest lesson, written with NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, a leader in global climate change research, and the Columbia University Earth Institute. It offers resources for teaching about this issue, while addressing important 21st-century literacy skills.
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Full of great links and learning frameworks for students and educators.

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France now requires all new buildings to have green roofs or solar panels

France now requires all new buildings to have green roofs or solar panels | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it

France just passed a trailblazing new law that requires that all new buildings constructed in commercial areas to be partially-covered by either solar panels or green roofs. Not only will this bring dramatic changes to the nation’s skylines and bolster the efficiency of all new commercial construction, but the law will help France pick up the pace the solar adoption—which has lagged behind other European nations in recent years.

Read more: France requires all new buildings to have green roofs or solar panels | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building 



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"Here's hoping that other nations can soon follow suit." I had to go back and dig through my sources to make sure I hadn't dreamed this!

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Karole Armitage’s New Dance Work Traces Steps for a Greener Path

Karole Armitage’s New Dance Work Traces Steps for a Greener Path | Towards A Sustainable Planet: Priorities | Scoop.it
The choreographer and Dr. Paul R. Ehrlich, a professor of biology, collaborated on this work about climate change, set to premiere March 25, at the American Museum of Natural History.
Susan Davis Cushing's insight:

It is oddly disquieting to think of the 20th-century's leggy punk-rock ballerina (then musician's Rhys Chatham's counterpart) as being an activist for climate change.


This article details that almost inevitable path towards environmental awareness so many of us are experiencing.


"For Dr. Ehrlich, collaborating with Ms. Armitage and the museum is a way to reach the public on a personal level. “One of the things that we’ve proven beyond a shadow of a doubt is that telling people what the science is doesn’t change their behavior,” Dr. Ehrlich said. “What we need is to change attitudes.”

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Susan Davis Cushing's curator insight, March 19, 2015 4:52 PM

It is oddly disquieting to think of the 20th-century's leggy punk-rock ballerina (then musician's Rhys Chatham's counterpart) as being an activist for climate change.


This article details that almost inevitable path towards environmental awareness so many of us are experiencing.


"For Dr. Ehrlich, collaborating with Ms. Armitage and the museum is a way to reach the public on a personal level. “One of the things that we’ve proven beyond a shadow of a doubt is that telling people what the science is doesn’t change their behavior,” Dr. Ehrlich said. “What we need is to change attitudes.”

Susan Davis Cushing's curator insight, March 19, 2015 4:58 PM

It is oddly disquieting to think of the 20th-century's leggy punk-rock ballerina (then musician's Rhys Chatham's counterpart) as being an activist for climate change.


This article details that almost inevitable path towards environmental awareness so many of us are experiencing.


"For Dr. Ehrlich, collaborating with Ms. Armitage and the museum is a way to reach the public on a personal level. “One of the things that we’ve proven beyond a shadow of a doubt is that telling people what the science is doesn’t change their behavior,” Dr. Ehrlich said. “What we need is to change attitudes.”