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Hershey bans GM ingredients

Hershey bans GM ingredients | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The firm has announced that it will no longer use genetically modified sugar beet or soya lecithin in its milk chocolate bars and packs of chocolate drop ‘Kisses’.
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Federal EPA to oversee pesticide inspections in North Dakota

Federal EPA to oversee pesticide inspections in North Dakota | sustainablity | Scoop.it
A federal audit has concluded that acceptable pesticide inspections haven't been conducted in North Dakota for years, possibly endangering the public.
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Right-to-Farm Resolution Defeated in Indiana

Right-to-Farm Resolution Defeated in Indiana | sustainablity | Scoop.it
INDIANAPOLIS - It was presented as a right to farm, but opponents of Senate Joint Resolution 12 in Indiana say it would have created a constitutional right to pollute. Supporters of the measure, which was voted down 28-22 by the state Senate on Tuesday, said it would stop future laws that unnecessarily burden farming. But Erin Huang, Indiana state director of the Humane Society of the United States, said it would have elevated the rights of corporations over individuals. ...
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Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog » Blog Archive » Scientists Challenge Industry Consensus that GE Foods Are ‘Safe’

Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog » Blog Archive » Scientists Challenge Industry Consensus that GE Foods Are ‘Safe’ | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Beyond Pesticides offers the latest information on pesticides and alternatives, as well as ongoing projects including children's health, organic food, mosquito control and organic lawn care.
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OpEdNews Article: Article: 12 Ways to Rid the Planet of GMOs and Monsanto's Roundup - EcoWatch

OpEdNews Article: Article: 12 Ways to Rid the Planet of GMOs and Monsanto's Roundup  - EcoWatch | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are nothing more than patented Pesticide Delivery Systems designed to increase sales of Monsanto's Roundup, glufosinate,
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Organic farmers buck trend as milk and yoghurt sales soar

Organic farmers buck trend as milk and yoghurt sales soar | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Rising consumer spending on organic milk and yoghurt provides good news for struggling dairy farmers, with one in four shoppers now buying organic milk
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Landmark Federal Court Decision: Will It Speed Diablo Nuke's Demise? » EcoWatch

Landmark Federal Court Decision: Will It Speed Diablo Nuke's Demise? » EcoWatch | sustainablity | Scoop.it
New revelations about earthquake dangers have shaken the future of California’s Diablo Canyon nukes. In a rare move
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Spy Cables: Greenpeace among intelligence targets

Spy Cables: Greenpeace among intelligence targets | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Numerous politicised spy requests sent to Pretoria, seeking information on 'rogue NGOs', politicians and exile groups.
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US oyster, clam farms face economic blow from acidification: study

OSLO (Reuters) - U.S. shellfish producers in the Northeast and the Gulf of Mexico will be most vulnerable to an acidification of the oceans linked to climate change that makes it harder for clams and oysters
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$2.6 million O.C. jury verdict raises awareness of chemical

$2.6 million O.C. jury verdict raises awareness of chemical | sustainablity | Scoop.it
It’s an artificial flavoring used to give popcorn that buttery taste, but it’s also a toxic chemical with powerful fumes that can ravage the lungs.
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Will sustainable palm oil surge exclude small farmers?

Will sustainable palm oil surge exclude small farmers? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Among Ghana's small-scale farmers, there's a saying that if your cocoa crop fails, you may as well go back and tend your oil palm. That's because oil palm is more
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Obama Just Vetoed The Keystone XL Pipeline. Now What?

Obama Just Vetoed The Keystone XL Pipeline. Now What? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Keystone is not dead. Here are three things in the works that could influence the future of the pipeline.
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The Most Detailed Map Of The World's Cropland Shows Where There's Room To Feed Everyone

The Most Detailed Map Of The World's Cropland Shows Where There's Room To Feed Everyone | sustainablity | Scoop.it
To meet rising global food demand, we need to know where farm production has room to grow.
If we don't start producing more food, we're going to run out in the future.
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UK will need to import over half of its food within a generation, farmers warn

UK will need to import over half of its food within a generation, farmers warn | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Rising population will hit UK’s self sufficiency if government continues to ignore British food production, say NFU
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There might be something else in your milk besides milk

There might be something else in your milk besides milk | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Dairy cows get treated with a variety of medications to help them fight illness, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has yet to release the results of its inquiry – started more than four yea...
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Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog » Blog Archive » Scientists Challenge Industry Consensus that GE Foods Are ‘Safe’

Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog » Blog Archive » Scientists Challenge Industry Consensus that GE Foods Are ‘Safe’ | sustainablity | Scoop.it
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Charge Your Smart Phone With 3D-Printed Solar Tree » EcoWatch

Charge Your Smart Phone With 3D-Printed Solar Tree » EcoWatch | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Scientists at VTT Technical Research Centre have developed a prototype of a tree that harvests solar energy and turns it into electricity to power small electronic
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3 Young Entrepreneurs Find Revolutionary Way to Cut Out Food Waste » EcoWatch

3 Young Entrepreneurs Find Revolutionary Way to Cut Out Food Waste » EcoWatch | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Adam Smith, Sam Joseph and Conor Walsh, are tackling food waste in the UK. The Real Junk Food Project created a "Pay As You Feel" cafe, which asks customers to
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Only Agroecology Can Tackle the Global Food and Health Crisis

Only Agroecology Can Tackle the Global Food and Health Crisis | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The current global food crisis is simple and complex at the same time. Simple because all we need is sufficient, healthy food to eat and to share, for our medicine and to commune with nature, simple because it's technically possible to have an abundance of healthy food. Yet we have made it a complex issue. We overeat, we don't have enough to eat, we sell and buy cheap 'food like substances' whilst watching the rich and famous - who we aspire to - choosing not to eat these foods.
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Shell shelves plan for tar sands project in face of low oil prices

Shell shelves plan for tar sands project in face of low oil prices | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Withdrawal from the Pierre River project is the latest in a series of blows to industry reliant on high cost production struggling with oil prices at six-year lows
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Food Habits Getting Worse Around the World

Food Habits Getting Worse Around the World | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Some poor and middle-income countries with relatively healthy diets are being targeted by Western food companies with increased advertising.
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A Pesticide Banned, or Not, Underscores Trans-Atlantic Trade Sensitivities

A Pesticide Banned, or Not, Underscores Trans-Atlantic Trade Sensitivities | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Diverging regulatory approaches to atrazine, a herbicide made by a Swiss company but not used in Europe, shows the hurdles in trade negotiations.
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Revolutionary Honey Harvesting Beehive Crowdsources $2 Million in First Day » EcoWatch

Revolutionary Honey Harvesting Beehive Crowdsources $2 Million in First Day » EcoWatch | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Beekeepers Stuart and Cedar Anderson have raised more than $2 million on Indiegogo for a honey-harvesting system, Flow, that taps the honey without disturbing the bees
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What a 20-year biomass battle tells us about environmental justice policy

What a 20-year biomass battle tells us about environmental justice policy | sustainablity | Scoop.it
A recent news story held up a wood-burning power plant as the poster child for the EPA's civil rights failures. But the issue is not black and white.
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