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Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog » Blog Archive » Trust in Organic Label Suffering as USDA Undermines Organic Integrity

Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog » Blog Archive » Trust in Organic Label Suffering as USDA Undermines Organic Integrity | 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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The real story behind Shell's climate change rhetoric

The real story behind Shell's climate change rhetoric | sustainablity | Scoop.it
In the first of an investigative series into the fossil fuel giants from which we are calling on Gates and Wellcome Trust to divest, we reveal Shell’s pursuit of ever riskier reserves is at odds with its own forecasts for dangerous global warming
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US beekeepers lost almost half their honeybees last year

US beekeepers lost almost half their honeybees last year | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The mysterious die-off of the nation’s honeybees worsened from 2014-15, with a spike in summer deaths indicating a troubling new development.
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Children Are Harvesting Your Food. Are They Safe? | Civil Eats

Children Are Harvesting Your Food. Are They Safe? | Civil Eats | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands of U.S. children work in agriculture every year, thousands get hurt, and many die. New legislation could make a dent.
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US gives farmers approval to spray crops from drones

US gives farmers approval to spray crops from drones | sustainablity | Scoop.it
FRESNO, Calif. — A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States, officials said
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Oil CEO Wanted University Quake Scientists Dismissed: Dean's E-Mail

Oil CEO Wanted University Quake Scientists Dismissed: Dean's E-Mail | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The billionaire CEO of Continental Resources told a dean at the University of Oklahoma that he wanted earthquake researchers dismissed
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Here's the Texas pipeline controversy you've never heard of

Here's the Texas pipeline controversy you've never heard of | sustainablity | Scoop.it
The industrialization of one of Texas' last holdouts against the oil and gas industry is beginning.
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The USDA’s New GMO-Free Label Is a Gift to Big Food

The USDA’s New GMO-Free Label Is a Gift to Big Food | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Millions of Americans have petitioned for a federal GMO label. When a ‘leading global company’ asks for one, it gets what it wants.
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Louisiana oil company set to drill near site of Deepwater Horizon spill

Louisiana oil company set to drill near site of Deepwater Horizon spill | sustainablity | Scoop.it
BP accident in Macondo field killed 11 and caused largest oil spill in US history; federal agency approved LLOG Exploration Offshore’s plans last month
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Smallholder farmers are the new global food frontier

Smallholder farmers are the new global food frontier | sustainablity | Scoop.it
One-third of the world’s 7.3 billion people are smallholder family farmers who produce nearly 70% of all food consumed worldwide. So why aren’t we doing more to protect them?
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What happens when a family eats only organic food for two weeks?

What happens when a family eats only organic food for two weeks? | sustainablity | Scoop.it
A Swedish family has eaten only organic food for two weeks as part of a study conducted by The Swedish Environmental Research Institute. The study – commissioned by Swedish supermarket chain Coop – saw the family dramatically change its diet, with impressive results. A video about the study introduced the family of five, with mother Anette explaining why they typically didn’t eat organic food. "It costs more than conventional food and we’re a big family," she said in the video.
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American Chemistry Council lied about lobbying role on flame retardants, consultant says

American Chemistry Council lied about lobbying role on flame retardants, consultant says | sustainablity | Scoop.it
A chemical industry consultant opens a window into the shadowy world of corporate advocacy and its use of front groups.
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Launch of ‘Terra Viva’ Soil Manifesto by Vandana Shiva & Others | International Permaculture Day

Launch of ‘Terra Viva’ Soil Manifesto by Vandana Shiva & Others | International Permaculture Day | sustainablity | Scoop.it
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Iowa searching for help with millions of dead chickens

Iowa searching for help with millions of dead chickens | sustainablity | Scoop.it
U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack has urged landfills to accept some of the birds killed by the virus
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WTO Ruling on Meat Labels Exemplifies Corporate Profits Trumping Democracy

WTO Ruling on Meat Labels Exemplifies Corporate Profits Trumping Democracy | sustainablity | Scoop.it
In a decision food safety and consumer advocates are calling a blow to animal welfare, environmental standards, and democracy, the World Trade Organization on Monday ruled that U.S. labels on packaged meat indicating where cows, chicken or other animals were born, raised and slaughtered are in violation of international trade pacts because they place foreign imports at an economic disadvantage.
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How to grow food in a slum: lessons from the sack farmers of Kibera

How to grow food in a slum: lessons from the sack farmers of Kibera | sustainablity | Scoop.it
A Kenyan government initiative is helping a growing community of residents to tackle food insecurity in one of the largest slum areas in Africa
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Bacteria making meds in wastewater outflows. — Environmental Health News

Bacteria making meds in wastewater outflows. — Environmental Health News | sustainablity | Scoop.it
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Latin American Allies Resist U.S. Strategy in Drug Fight

Latin American Allies Resist U.S. Strategy in Drug Fight | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Across the Americas, governments are increasingly challenging traditional U.S.-led strategies like prohibition and the eradication of crops.
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Monsanto Has Ruined Our Honey – It’s Contaminated With Glyphosates From Roundup

Monsanto Has Ruined Our Honey – It’s Contaminated With Glyphosates From Roundup | sustainablity | Scoop.it
A recent study by researchers from Boston University and Abraxis LLC found significant amounts of glyphosates in a food that you wouldn’t necessarily expect: honey.
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Why the food movement is alive and well

Why the food movement is alive and well | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Mark Bittman’s recent New York Times op-ed, “Let’s Make Food Issues Real,” is a grim assessment of the current state of the food movement – in fact, he questions whether a food movement exists at all.Bittman states that the lack of major change to government food policies means the fo
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Mexican Startup Goes Beyond Fair Trade

Mexican Startup Goes Beyond Fair Trade | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Semina Boni Terra doesn’t prioritize competition in the hostile trade environment between Mexico and U.S. corporations.
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We spent the last month talking to farmers about food. Here's what matters

We spent the last month talking to farmers about food. Here's what matters | sustainablity | Scoop.it
Farm size matters because farmers should be able to make a living raising our food without becoming a gigantic operation. Here's why Grist matters, too.
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WHO findings on weed killer will not speed up EU safety review

WHO findings on weed killer will not speed up EU safety review | sustainablity | Scoop.it
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU regulators will not accelerate a decision on whether to restrict use of the world's most widely used weed killer, even though it has been linked to cancer by the World Health Organization
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Anthropocene Boosters and the Attack on Wilderness Conservation

Anthropocene Boosters and the Attack on Wilderness Conservation | sustainablity | Scoop.it
by George Wuerthner A growing debate has serious consequences for our collective relationship to Nature. Beginning perhaps twenty years ago, a number of academics in disciplines such as history, anthropology, and geography, began to question whether there was any tangible wilderness or wild lands left on Earth. These academics, and ...
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