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No GMOs Needed: Scientists Breed 30 Superbeans That Can Handle A Hotter World

No GMOs Needed: Scientists Breed 30 Superbeans That Can Handle A Hotter World | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The magical fruit gets an upgrade.
Black beans. Kidney beans. Pinto beans. Green beans. Across cultures, beans are such a staple of our diets that we mostly take them for granted.
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Check Out This Highway Billboard That Grows Organic Lettuce and Generates Drinking Water

Check Out This Highway Billboard That Grows Organic Lettuce and Generates Drinking Water | sustainablity | Scoop.it
In the Bujama region of Lima, Peru, thousands of lettuce heads are sprouting next to a major highway thanks to a very unusual source...
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Gone Tubin': Let's learn from Cuba about sustainable agriculture

Gone Tubin': Let's learn from Cuba about sustainable agriculture | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Cuba is the largest organic farming experiment in the world, the first country to establish sustainable agriculture as a nation. When Bill McKibben … more
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Blasts Florida's Alleged Ban on Discussing Climate Change - Mother Jones

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Blasts Florida's Alleged Ban on Discussing Climate Change - Mother Jones | sustainablity | Scoop.it
"I blame the electorate."
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New Way to Identify Pesticide-Free, Non-GMO Food

New Way to Identify Pesticide-Free, Non-GMO Food | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Organic farmers can have their products certified at a cost less than the USDA's certification program.

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“State of the Soil”

“State of the Soil” | sustainablity | Scoop.it
by Woody Tasch   "To grow from $1 trillion to $77 trillion in little more than a century, you must live in a binary world: create as much wealth as you can now, worry about philanthropy later. Let’s just say…
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Monsanto Wants to Keep You in The DARK

Monsanto Wants to Keep You in The DARK | sustainablity | Scoop.it
In the absence of a federal requirement to label GMOs, food activists have taken matters into their own hands, passing labeling laws in Vermont, Maine and Connecticut and putting the issue on the ballot in California, Washington, Colorado and Oregon.
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Aboriginal group fights to stop $16bn Carmichael coalmine, Australia’s largest

Aboriginal group fights to stop $16bn Carmichael coalmine, Australia’s largest | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Indian firm Adani has appealed to the native title tribunal to bypass the traditional owners’ rejection of the Queensland mine
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A $600-Million Fracking Company Just Sued This Tiny Ohio Town For Its Water

A $600-Million Fracking Company Just Sued This Tiny Ohio Town For Its Water | sustainablity | Scoop.it
"Once it's been used, it is polluted," an Ohio resident said about water used in fracking operations.
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'This Must End Now': Web Companies, Rights Groups Call for Immediate Halt to Bulk Data Collection

'This Must End Now': Web Companies, Rights Groups Call for Immediate Halt to Bulk Data Collection | sustainablity | Scoop.it
More than 50 technology companies, privacy and human rights advocates on Wednesday sent a letter (pdf) to U.S. President Barack Obama, members of Congress, and other executive  and intelligence officials demanding immediate curbs to government surveillance and an end to the bulk collection of citizens' communications under the U.S. Patriot Act.
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Taking HeforShe to the Farm

Taking HeforShe to the Farm | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Every stance that men take in the fight for gender equality is critical. But there is one particular group of women who remain the most marginalised: rural women, especially women farmers. We need to take "HeforShe" to the farm....
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Common pesticides linked to antibiotic resistance

Common pesticides linked to antibiotic resistance | sustainablity | Scoop.it
People exposed to herbicides require more antibiotics to kill bacteria, according to new research published in mBio
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Witnesses Tell House Agriculture Committee GE Foods are Safe, Don’t Need Labels

Witnesses Tell House Agriculture Committee GE Foods are Safe, Don’t Need Labels | sustainablity | Scoop.it
All six witnesses at Tuesday’s House Committee on Agriculture hearing argued against mandatory biotechnology labeling laws.
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Women in Ag: Why aren't there more?

Women in Ag: Why aren't there more? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Women in Ag are too few and far between. We think it's about time to show off the amazing female farmers we know in our Upstart Farmers community.
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The people who pick your organic strawberries have had it with rat-infested camps.

The people who pick your organic strawberries have had it with rat-infested camps. | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Mexican farm workers are striking to protest their horrific labor conditions.
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Agriculture-minded retirement community keeps greenthumbed residents happily occupied

Agriculture-minded retirement community keeps greenthumbed residents happily occupied | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Offering its residents much more than a small plot for planting, Homefarm is a conceptual retirement development with full-on urban farming operations.
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The Rotten Side of Apple’s Founder

The Rotten Side of Apple’s Founder | sustainablity | Scoop.it
New documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine digs into the human imperfections at the heart of the ever-popular brand
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A Mega-Merger Too Far: Kraft Foods-H.J Heinz Announce Merger

A Mega-Merger Too Far: Kraft Foods-H.J Heinz Announce Merger | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Do you like ketchup with your mac and cheese? H.J. Heinz and Kraft sure appear to. This morning, processed food powerhouse Kraft Foods and ketchup kingpin H.J. Heinz announced a merger that will create the nation’s 5th largest food company. The post-merger company would sell $28 billion worth of food annually and control eight brands with sales over $1 billion and five more brands with sales between $500 million and $1 billion.
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GM crop farmer told to reveal if he was backed by Monsanto in legal battle

GM crop farmer told to reveal if he was backed by Monsanto in legal battle | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Judges tell West Australian canola farmer to say if he had help from industry after winning battle against neighbour who lost organic certification
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US coal sector in 'structural decline', financial analysts say

US coal sector in 'structural decline', financial analysts say | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Over 200 mines shut down and industry loses 76% of its value in five years, report finds
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San Diego’s New Lawsuit Shows Just How Hard It Is To Hold Polluters Accountable

San Diego’s New Lawsuit Shows Just How Hard It Is To Hold Polluters Accountable | sustainablity | Scoop.it
What can the city of San Diego's recent lawsuit against Monsanto tell us about the legacy of toxic PCBs?
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Surprise Finding Adds To Health Worries Over Ocean Plastic

Surprise Finding Adds To Health Worries Over Ocean Plastic | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Scientists are looking for -- and finding -- little bits of plastic in a lot of places lately: ice cores, deep sea sediments, coral reefs, crab gills, the digestive system of mussels, even German beer. Now, new research suggests they need not actuall...
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Colorado May Pass Bill to Create Farm-to-School Food Supplies

Colorado May Pass Bill to Create Farm-to-School Food Supplies | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Colorado may pass a bill that would create state-wide farm-to-school supply chains to improve children's diets.
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