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700+ March Against Monsanto and GMOs in Hawaii

700+ March Against Monsanto and GMOs in Hawaii | sustainablity | Scoop.it
By Maureen Nandini Mitra
Slashing rain, rolling thunder, lightening flashes—the island of O‘ahu woke Sunday morning to a severe storm advisory and warnings of flash floods.
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New EU regulation could curb organic farming

New EU regulation could curb organic farming | sustainablity | Scoop.it
As demand for organic products continues to grow among Europeans, the supply of sustainably manufactured and animal-friendly foods is struggling to keep up, experts indicate, warning that a new EU amendment could widen this gap.
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Mozambique agriculture plan could displace 100,000 farmers - activists

Mozambique agriculture plan could displace 100,000 farmers - activists | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Mozambique is mulling a plan to lease 240,000 hectares of prime farmland to investors to grow crops for export, threatening to displace more than 100,000 local residents, activists and academics said, citing a leaked document.
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U2's Bono partners with Monsanto to destroy African agriculture with GMOs

U2's Bono partners with Monsanto to destroy African agriculture with GMOs | sustainablity | Scoop.it
U2's Bono partners with Monsanto to destroy African agriculture with GMOs
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The Forgotten Farmers

The Forgotten Farmers | sustainablity | Scoop.it
While I advocate for organic food, I see a rising obsession for certified USDA Organic that is alarming. In other words, anything that doesn't have the organic seal is rejected as "poisonous garbage," and the farmers who produced it labeled as "evil."
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Giant Solar Floating Farm Could Produce 8,000 Tons of Vegetables Annually

Giant Solar Floating Farm Could Produce 8,000 Tons of Vegetables Annually | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Smart Floating Farms concept is a sustainable, solar-powered vertical farm that floats on pontoons, making it possible to grow food off a coast, in the open
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Cleanup of oil spill at ND farm to take 2 more years

Cleanup of oil spill at ND farm to take 2 more years | sustainablity | Scoop.it
At Steve and Patty Jensen's northwestern North Dakota farm, crews have been working around-the-clock after a pipeline break spilled more than 20,000 barrels of oil into their wheat field almost
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Without Federal Input, Marijuana Industry Is On Its Own With Pesticides

Without Federal Input, Marijuana Industry Is On Its Own With Pesticides | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The marijuana industry has a pesticide problem. Many commercial cannabis growers use chemicals to control bugs and mold. But because of the plant’s
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Connect The Dots - Altered Genes, Twisted Truth - 05.13.15

Connect The Dots - Altered Genes, Twisted Truth - 05.13.15 | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Steven M. Druker, author of the new book on How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematlically Deceived the Public — in conversation with Alison Rose Levy.
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4 New Realities Shaping the TPP Debate

4 New Realities Shaping the TPP Debate | sustainablity | Scoop.it
After first rejecting “fast-track authority” to prevent Congress from amending President Obama’s pending Asian and European trade agreements, TPP, 13 Senate
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France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels | CSGlobe

France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels | CSGlobe | sustainablity | Scoop.it
A new law recently passed in France mandates that all new buildings that are built in commercial zones in France must be partially covered in either plants
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Why is the Chinese premier on a farm in County Mayo in Ireland?

Why is the Chinese premier on a farm in County Mayo in Ireland? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Li Keqiang and powerful Chinese government delegation visit family farm in West of Ireland, to experience Ireland’s world-leading sustainability programme first hand
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The Color of Food: Seeds of Growth for the Cherokee People | Civil Eats

The Color of Food: Seeds of Growth for the Cherokee People | Civil Eats | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Through their seed bank, Kevin Welch and Sarah McClellan work to preserve plants sacred to the Cherokee for future generations.
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Urban Farming Proves a Powerful Tool Against Urban... | Smarter Cities

Urban Farming Proves a Powerful Tool Against Urban... | Smarter Cities | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Urban Farming Proves a Powerful Tool Against Urban Blight
Friday, May 22, 2015, by Megan Ritchie Jooste, curbed.com


Screenshot via The Washington Post

Philadelphians are not shy about our love-affair with urban farming.
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Primary rainforest cleared for massive palm oil plantations in Peru

Primary rainforest cleared for massive palm oil plantations in Peru | sustainablity | Scoop.it
More than 9,400 hectares of Amazonian rainforest has been removed for two oil palm plantations in the Peruvian region of Ucayali linked to Czech entrepreneur Dennis Melka.
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FOR ENDORSEMENT: Call of CSOs to governments on the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa

FOR ENDORSEMENT: Call of CSOs to governments on the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Social movements and civil society organisations are invited to endorse this statement by Monday 1 June 2015.
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This will give you hope: Developing countries are racing to install wind and solar

This will give you hope: Developing countries are racing to install wind and solar | sustainablity | Scoop.it
They'll see the greatest energy demand through 2030 -- and they'll satisfy most of it with renewables.
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Biotech Giant Found Guilty of Pesticide Contamination

Biotech Giant Found Guilty of Pesticide Contamination | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Residents of Kauai’s Waimea community won in court against biotech giant DuPont-Pioneer. Citing extensive, harmful dust generated by its seed operations, a jur
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‘Ban this hazardous herbicide’ - Nation | The Star Online

‘Ban this hazardous herbicide’ - Nation | The Star Online | sustainablity | Scoop.it
GEORGE TOWN: Sri Lanka has banned the use of the herbicide glyphosate, and Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) wants Malaysia to follow suit.
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CA Community Health Centers Move To "Whole Patient" Model

CA Community Health Centers Move To "Whole Patient" Model | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Community Health Centers now are the primary point of care for more than 23 million Americans - with 1,000 clinics in California alone. Many centers are using an integrated care model that takes into account the person's life as a whole, not just their medical concerns. Some have taken a one-stop-shopping approach, where patients can see a doctor but also get help for underlying social problems such as housing issues, poverty, hunger or depression. ...
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The New Challenge to Monsanto » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

The New Challenge to Monsanto » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The New Challenge to Monsanto
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Think the Anti-GMO Movement is Unscientific? Think Again - Waking Times

Think the Anti-GMO Movement is Unscientific? Think Again - Waking Times | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Think the Anti-GMO Movement is Unscientific? Think Again
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​Why Desalination Can't Fix the Drought

​Why Desalination Can't Fix the Drought | sustainablity | Scoop.it
As California builds desalination plants to address the epic drought, Julian Huguet from Discovery News explains why desalination isn't the solution to the dr
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How Broccoli Will Save Strawberries: Organic Farming Practices Leave Pesticides Aside | The FruitGuys

How Broccoli Will Save Strawberries: Organic Farming Practices Leave Pesticides Aside | The FruitGuys | sustainablity | Scoop.it
By Heidi Lewis Broccoli Shortcake. Mmmm, can you picture it? Golden cake, florets of green broccoli, and a cloud of sweet whipped cream... What? Doesn’t sound appealing? Do you prefer Strawberry Shortcake? But broccoli is what's going to save strawberries from fungicides and other creepy chemicals.
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