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FDA’s pitiful plea to Big Pharma: Cut back on antibiotics in meat, please

FDA’s pitiful plea to Big Pharma: Cut back on antibiotics in meat, please | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Government hopes to crack down on their overuse by leaving it up to the companies that manufacture them. Good luck!
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Marijuana cultivation in California is sucking streams dry, says new report

Marijuana cultivation in California is sucking streams dry, says new report | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The drought-stricken state is facing further water shortages due to unregulated marijuana farms. Researchers say that needs to change - and fast
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Seed sharing and seed libraries deemed illegal in many American states (video)

Seed sharing and seed libraries deemed illegal in many American states (video) | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Find out more about your local seed sharing laws: an environmental lawyer and a seed librarian explain some of the issues facing the growing number of seed libraries and gardeners producing their own food.
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The real reason to worry about GMOs

The real reason to worry about GMOs | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Nonbrowning apples may very well be perfectly safe. Ever-heavier doses of herbicide? Not so much.
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How Growers Gamed California’s Drought

How Growers Gamed California’s Drought | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Consuming 80 percent of California’s developed water but accounting for only 2 percent of the state’s GDP, agriculture thrives while everyone else is parched.
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Texas Scientists Find Antibiotic Resistance Blowing in Wind, by Eva Hershaw

Texas Scientists Find Antibiotic Resistance Blowing in Wind, by Eva  Hershaw | sustainablity | Scoop.it
In a study slated for publication next month, two Texas Tech University scientists may have made their biggest discovery yet: DNA from antibiotic-resistant bacteria in cattle feedlots is airborne.
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Elsevier Climb Down over Séralini Retraction but IARC Retraction Next for Monsanto

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We're all losers to a gadget industry built on planned obsolescence

We're all losers to a gadget industry built on planned obsolescence | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The current model for electronics ownership means technology companies have no incentive to provide better products
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“No More Stolen Sisters”: Why #NativeLivesMatter Is About More Than Policing

“No More Stolen Sisters”: Why #NativeLivesMatter Is About More Than Policing | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Indigenous women make up 4.3% of Canada's female population – but represent almost half of the number of women murdered in the country.
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WikiLeaks reveals local health and environment rules under threat

WikiLeaks reveals local health and environment rules under threat | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Australian health, environment and public welfare regulation, including plain tobacco packaging legislation will be open for challenge from largely US-based corporation, if a new  deal that is part of the Trans Pacific Partnership goes through. 
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TPP vs. Democracy: Leaked Draft of Secretive Trade Deal Spells Out Plan for Corporate Power Grab

TPP vs. Democracy: Leaked Draft of Secretive Trade Deal Spells Out Plan for Corporate Power Grab | sustainablity | Scoop.it
WikiLeaks reveals negotiators are planning to dramatically expand the power of corporations to use closed-door tribunals to challenge—and supersede—domestic laws, including environmental, labor, and public health protections.
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Portland considering banning certain insecticides on city property

Portland considering banning certain insecticides on city property | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Portland is considering banning the use of neonicotinoids, a wide-ranging class of insecticides, on city-owned property.
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Monsanto Demands World Health Organization Retract Report That Says Roundup Is Linked to Cancer

Monsanto Demands World Health Organization Retract Report That Says Roundup Is Linked to Cancer | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Monsanto is demanding the WHO retract the report, essentially repudiating years of research by...
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Marijuana cultivation in California is sucking streams dry, says new report

Marijuana cultivation in California is sucking streams dry, says new report | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The drought-stricken state is facing further water shortages due to unregulated marijuana farms. Researchers say that needs to change - and fast
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Monsanto: A “Sustainable Agriculture” Company? - World News Report

Monsanto: A “Sustainable Agriculture” Company? - World News Report | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The most comprehensive geo-political news service available on the Internet, covering over 263 countries and regions, all U.S. States and Industries.
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Can Patagonia’s New Food Line Revolutionize the Salmon Industry? | Civil Eats

Can Patagonia’s New Food Line Revolutionize the Salmon Industry? | Civil Eats | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The wilderness apparel company, Patagonia, diversifies from garb to grub.
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Glamocic: Serbia will not allow GMO cultivation

Glamocic: Serbia will not allow GMO cultivation | sustainablity | Scoop.it
BELGRADE - The Serbian government will not allow cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or their use for human consumption, Dragan Glamocic, head of the Action Team for Agriculture an...

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Another intelligent nation it seems joins the anti-GMO movement.

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Vietnam rice boom heaping pressure on farmers, environment

Vietnam rice boom heaping pressure on farmers, environment | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Rice farmer Nguyen Hien Thien is so busy growing his crops that he has never even visited Can Tho, a town only a few miles from his
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Environmental group seeks greater protection for USDA scientists

(Reuters) - An environmental activist group has filed a legal petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking new rules that would enhance job protection for government scientists whose research
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California drought goes from bad to worse as state grapples with heat wave

California drought goes from bad to worse as state grapples with heat wave | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Experts say fix requires global effort going into an era of climate change in which ‘the temperature is essentially always conducive to drought’
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‘Green’ dam linked to killings of six indigenous people in Guatemala

‘Green’ dam linked to killings of six indigenous people in Guatemala | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Indigenous people are being ‘terrorised’ after protests against a mega-dam backed by European development banks, whose carbon allowances will be tradable on the EU’s emissions trading system
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White House crafts first-ever plan to fight antibiotic resistance

White House crafts first-ever plan to fight antibiotic resistance | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Obama administration seeks to cut rates of most deadly ‘superbugs’ within five years, a plan critics praise though it does not address misuse of antibiotics in farm animals
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LA River plan pushed along to federal government

LA River plan pushed along to federal government | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The price tag sits at $1.35 billion, and at the moment, it looks like Los Angeles could pay most of the bill to restore nature in 11 miles of the L.A. River.
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Farmworker Awareness Week: Do You Know Who Picks Your Produce?

Farmworker Awareness Week: Do You Know Who Picks Your Produce? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Farmworkers across the globe are out in the fields from dawn to dusk, working hard to feed the world. But at what cost?
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