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The US farm bill is a corporate victory and a slap to struggling Americans | Heidi Moore

The US farm bill is a corporate victory and a slap to struggling Americans | Heidi Moore | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The US Congress wants to deny 2 million people food stamps, while hardly denting large agribusinesses The cost of providing poor Americans with food stamps has doubled in the past four years, reflecting the fact that a record 47.8 million people...
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Ten Sustainable Ideas to Transform Cities

Ten Sustainable Ideas to Transform Cities | sustainablity | Scoop.it
A new ‘toolbox’ is put together annually by the Danish organisation Sustainia, aiming to differentiate itself from other sustainability awards by focusing exclusively on solutions that are available today.
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Greenland's darkening ice is a hot topic

Greenland's darkening ice is a hot topic | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Darkening causes the snow to absorb more sunlight which in turn increases melting
Last July, a record melting occurred on the Greenland ice sheet.
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Crowd-Lending Goes Live: FundingCommunity.com Launches Affordable Small Business Loans - Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit

Crowd-Lending Goes Live: FundingCommunity.com Launches Affordable Small Business Loans - Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Alex Binkley, co-founder of FundingCommunity.com, talks about the the crowd-lending model and what sort of companies would find this loan a good fit.
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The Facts and Figures about the Power of Visual Content - Infographic | Jeffbullas's Blog

The Facts and Figures about the Power of Visual Content - Infographic | Jeffbullas's Blog | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Visual content has been on a rapid upward trajectory over the last 12 months. Social media platforms such as Pinterest and Instagram have taken the social media world by storm. Instagram announced in July that it had acquired 80 million users.
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The Iceberg, Not the Sailboat | 3BL Media

The Iceberg, Not the Sailboat | 3BL Media | sustainablity | Scoop.it
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Density Promotes Sustainability, But Does It Promote Civic Engagement? | Sustainable Cities Collective

Density Promotes Sustainability, But Does It Promote Civic Engagement? | Sustainable Cities Collective | sustainablity | Scoop.it
While Robert Putnam argued that the growth of large cities weakened civic engagement in the US, new data suggests that strong educational and religious organisations within a city can reverse that pattern.
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Urban ag-tivists take over San Francisco condo construction site

Urban ag-tivists take over San Francisco condo construction site | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Activists say they're fighting private development of urban farmland. But is this the best way to do it?
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Big Pipeline Operator's Business 'Is Organized Crime,' Whistleblower Says

Big Pipeline Operator's Business 'Is Organized Crime,' Whistleblower Says | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Former TransCanada Corp. employee Evan Vokes' impassioned testimony before a Canadian Senate committee last week painted "a very, very bleak picture of the pipeline industry in Canada, and probably by extension, the States," according to Sen.
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Recognising smallholders as key to global food security

Recognising smallholders as key to global food security | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Governments and business need to take the right kind of steps to support smallholders out of poverty and into prosperity (Recognising smallholders as key to global food security http://t.co/UJTdpt0wdA...
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US Prism Scandal: 'Security Is Not an End in Itself'

US Prism Scandal: 'Security Is Not an End in Itself' | sustainablity | Scoop.it
How much monitoring is too much and at what point does freedom become compromised? In a guest editorial for SPIEGEL ONLINE, German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger argues that the US has crossed the line with its Prism spy program.
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Rewiring the economy: measuring environmental impact

Rewiring the economy: measuring environmental impact | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Investors and insurers are increasingly focusing on this area, so why aren't more companies paying attention to it?
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VIDEO: An Excellent Scientific Explanation on Genetically Engineering Our Trees, Food and Environment

November 3, 2012 Video Documentary David Suzuki

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*** A SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERING OUR FORESTS, ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9hjy-CJlzbM

 

BIOSAFETY INFORMATION CENTER http://www.biosafety-info.net/

 

June 4, 2013 Biosafety Information Centre
USDA (US DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE) URGED TO REJECT GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES http://www.biosafety-info.net/article.php?aid=976

 

****MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECO SYSTEMS LEAVING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS  http://sco.lt/51ekyH

 

Global Justice Ecology Project:

STAND UP FOR NATIVE TREES, NOT BIOTECHNOLOGY FORESTS  http://globaljusticeecology.org/stopgetrees.php?ID=638&tabs=2

 

June 9, 2013
INSANE NEW TECHNOLOGY WORSE THAN GMOs? http://www.davidicke.com/headlines/85438-insane-new-technology-worse-than-gmos#.UbTIYWbinDo.twitter

 

 

NEW VIDEO REPORT - NewsHourPBS - June 10, 2013

***** WHEN DOES GENETIC MODIFICATION OF ANIMALS CROSS A LINE? http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/06/when-does-genetic-modification-of-animals-cross-a-line.html

 

 

This Is Not Funny and Has Major Implications if interbreeding takes place (accidentally) with natural animals and systems.  Just Because We Can, Does Not Give us the Moral or Ethical Right to let these loose into our biosphere or consumer markets and what does it do the the animal itself?


------GLOWING ANIMALS - GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH http://ow.ly/lTTYG

 

 

 

 *****THE NEXT GMO BIOTECH WAVE:  EXTREME SYNTHETIC GENETICS: THE IMPLICATION, THE ETHICS http://sco.lt/6TyUmv

 

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

 

***** 30 YEARS OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PLANTS - 20 YEARS OF COMMERCIAL CULTIVATION IN THE USA - A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT  http://sco.lt/5PYIM5

 

***** GMOs AND BIOTECH: THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES: CROSSING ROSES WITH PIG AND BUTTERFLIES WITH WORKS -- NOT OKAY http://sco.lt/4olIPJ

 

***** PATENT FOR A PIG:  BIOTECH SCIENTISTS PUSH TO PATENT, "IMPROVE" TRANSGENIC GMO 'ENVIROPIG' http://sco.lt/8JZpZp

 

28 March, 2013 - Nation of Change
***** BIO-DEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY: THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES http://www.nationofchange.org/biodemocracy-or-corporatocracy-food-fight-our-lives-1364483920

 

***** OUR 21ST CENTURY GENETIC FACTORY OF LIFE - RE-ENGINEERING, RE-PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF: - IS BIOTECH OUT OF CONTROL?  http://sco.lt/4thM6j

 

 

 

 

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Another Video Documentary by David Suzuki

*** "A SILENT FOREST - THE GROWING THREAT OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES" - Full Movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w437uQf_A7c

 

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KILLING OUR FORESTS AND SOILS WITH CHEMICALS FOR GMO FORESTS: Poisoning USA Majestic Forests in Oregon http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3570818841/video-killing-our-forests-and-soils-with-chemicals-poisoning-usa-majestic-forests-in-oregon

 

 

 

                 ---------THE "GLOWING" PLANT ISSUE -------

 

June 6, 2013 The Guardian
KICKSTARTER MUST NOT FUND BIOHACKERS' GLOW-IN-THE-DARK PLANTS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/true-north/2013/jun/06/kickstarter-money-glow-in-the-dark-plants?CMP=twt_gu

 

June 4, 2013 Nature
GLOWING PLANTS SPARK DEBATE http://www.nature.com/news/glowing-plants-spark-debate-1.13131

 

 

June 7, 2013 New Scientist
DO GLOWING HOUSE PLANTS TAKE GENE TINKERING TOO FAR? http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23668-do-glowing-house-plants-take-gene-tinkering-too-far.html

 

June 6, 2013 Mother Earth News
CROWDFUNDING SITE 'KICKSTARTER' RAKES IN PROFITS FROM IRRESPONSIBLE, UNREGULATED SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY CAMPAIGN http://www.motherearthnews.com/nature-and-environment/synthetic-biology-kickstarter-campaign-zwfz1306zkin.aspx#axzz2Vhhdp8uK

 

WATCH:

Video ETC GROUP:

*** "KICKSTOPPER" - STOPPING UNREGULATED SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY POLLUTION http://vimeo.com/67314737#

 

Indiegogo

VIDEO:

KICKSTOPPER:  STOPPING SYNTHETIC BIOLOGICAL POLLUTION BY CROWDFUNDER "KICKSTARTER"  http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kickstopper-stopping-syn-bio-pollution

ETC GROUP:

http://www.etcgroup.org/kickstopper

 

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THE NEW BIOMASSTERS - MARKETING SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE NEXT ASSAULT ON BIODIVERSITY AND LIVELIHOODS  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1849165755/the-new-biomassters-marketing-synthetic-biology-and-the-next-assault-on-biodiversity-and-livelihoods

 

NEW 'MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT' GIVES IMMUNITY FROM FEDERAL LAW, MINIMUM REGULATION AND OVERSIGHT TO BIOTECH INDUSTRY http://sco.lt/5I0Oi9

 

 

OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : Fast-tracking approvals, waiving regulations ... http://sco.lt/5uCx8b

 

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

 

DID YOU KNOW? GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET http://sco.lt/7oVxQH

 

BIOTECH AGRICHEMICAL INDUSTRY GETS IMMUNITY FROM US CONGRESS, OBAMA - RISES ABOVE COURTS http://sco.lt/8edR3Z

 

 

 

WATCH:

 

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

 

*** Video

MONSANTO: A FARMER'S OWN STORY - HOW MONSANTO CONTROLS FARMERS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omtYlsG1P5U

 

 

 

 


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Dear NSA: You Need Hackers Like Me, but We Don't Need You

Dear NSA: You Need Hackers Like Me, but We Don't Need You | sustainablity | Scoop.it
This article originally appeared on Zócalo Public Square.
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The clearest lake in the world – in pictures

The clearest lake in the world – in pictures | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The visibility of distilled water is about 80 metres. Blue Lake, on New Zealand's South Island, clocks in at 76 metres. Here are the first-ever photos of this newly discovered natural wonder
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The Worldwide Ramifications of South Africa’s Labor Disputes

The Worldwide Ramifications of South Africa’s Labor Disputes | sustainablity | Scoop.it
In May, security officials confronted 500 protesters at a chromium mine in Rustenburg, South Africa. Rubber bullets were fired, and 10 people were hospitalized.
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What are the top global green brands?

What are the top global green brands? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Companies can be perceived as being green when they are not, while others could do more to promote their sustainability. A new report picks out the brands that get the balance right
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Landslide Vote for GMO Labeling in Maine Legislature

Landslide Vote for GMO Labeling in Maine Legislature | sustainablity | Scoop.it
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Joe Woes: The Coffee Industry Promotes Excess & Waste

Joe Woes: The Coffee Industry Promotes Excess & Waste | sustainablity | Scoop.it
'Joe Woes: The Coffee Industry Promotes Excess & Waste' blog post by Guest Contributors.
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How to avert disasters through responsible sourcing

How to avert disasters through responsible sourcing | sustainablity | Scoop.it
How can companies avoid another calamity such as the industrial garment factory collapse in Bangladesh?
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Appeals Court Binds Monsanto to Promise Not to Sue Organic Farmers

Appeals Court Binds Monsanto to Promise Not to Sue Organic Farmers | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The Organic Seed plaintiffs' complaint detailed Monsanto's abusive business and litigation tactics that have put several farmers and independent seed companies out of business. They also detailed ...
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Edward Snowden Said Contractors Can "Watch Your Ideas Form as You Type." How Does That Work?

Edward Snowden Said Contractors Can "Watch Your Ideas Form as You Type." How Does That Work? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Sifting through the facts and hyperbole from the PRISM leaker. (Edward Snowden Said Contractors Can "Watch Your Ideas Form as You Type." How Does That Work?
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Robert Redford Calls on President Obama to Keep His Promise on Climate Change

Robert Redford Calls on President Obama to Keep His Promise on Climate Change | sustainablity | Scoop.it
In a powerful new tv and online ad campaign, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Trustee Robert Redford singles out the most effective tool for tackling this crisis ...
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Method vs. Ecover: Which Soap Brand Is Greener?

Method vs. Ecover: Which Soap Brand Is Greener? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
By Philip Blenkinsop MALLE, Belgium, June 10 (Reuters) - Under an eco-friendly, flowering turf roof in an industrial park, the world's largest maker of green cleaning products is trying to figure out how to stay on top of a market...
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The Solar Decathlon's Net-Zero Solar-Powered Start.Home Aims to Transform Green Home Building

The Solar Decathlon's Net-Zero Solar-Powered Start.Home Aims to Transform Green Home Building | sustainablity | Scoop.it

The Start.Home is the Stanford University entry in the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.

 

Integrating technology into a home that can grow as needs change, the Start.Home design allows for customization and additions that are based on a pre-engineered, pre-fabricated start.core that can meet net-zero energy efficiency standards.

The Stanford design team aims to provide “efficiency without sacrificing creativity” such that each house can be an expression of its owner. The 12’x15’x10’ start.core features natural lighting, open spaces, a high roof that permits passive ventilation, and an emphasis on connecting the interior to the outdoors. The basic unit provides for a bathroom, kitchen, mechanical component access, and living areas. The start.core can be shipped on a standard truck trailer and installed on a lot for construction and customization.

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Net-Zero Start.Home à énergie solaire du Solar Decathlon vise à transformer Green Building d'accueil
GeoMeek's comment, June 13, 2013 5:08 AM
Is habitat building any of these homes?