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The World According to Monsanto (FULL LENGTH) The Leader of the Biotech Chemical Cartel

 Forbest, October 2, 2013

▶ MONSANTO BUYS CLIMATE CORP FOR $1 BILLION TO UNDERWRITE AGRICULTURE WEATHER INSURANCE SUBSIDISED BY USA GOVT http://www.forbes.com/sites/bruceupbin/2013/10/02/monsanto-buys-climate-corp-for-930-million/

 

                                              --- WATCH ---
▶ DAVID SUZUKI: WHAT ARE MONSANTO'S  "ROUNDUP READY" AND Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9hjy-CJlzbM

 

                                                            PHOTOS
                             On The Wing Photography, May 21, 2014
              WHEN ALL THE HIVES COLLAPSE WHERE WILL WE BEE? http://onthewingphotography.com/wings/2014/05/21/when-all-the-hives-collapse-where-will-we-bee/

 

 

 

The Holmes Report, June 17, 2013
▶ MONSANTO SEEKS PUBLIC RELATIONS COUNSEL AMID GLOBAL OPPOSITION TO THEIR PRODUCTS http://www.holmesreport.com/news-info/13560/Monsanto-Seeks-PR-Counsel-Amid-NGO-Opposition.aspx

 

                       ▶ MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE ▶

                                FROM SACCHARIN TO GE SEED -

CHEMICALS FOR FOOD,  AGRICULTURE, CONSUMER PRODUCTS & WAR

                                           http://sco.lt/5TGVDl

 

July 1, 2013 The Cornucopia Institute

▶ STATE OF FEVER: MONSANTO'S GMO POLICY INFECTING ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT  http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/07/state-of-fever-monsantos-gmo-policy-infecting-all-levels-of-government/

 

                                                WATCH

               "SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY - Vandana Shiva

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1054461972/seeding-deep-democracy-vandana-shiva

 

▶ THE GMO SEED CARTEL - HOW MONSANTO BIOTECH CARTEL MONOPOLIZES GLOBAL SEED MARKETS  http://sco.lt/6HigjJ

 

Scientific American

▶ DO SEED COMPANIES CONTROL GM CROP RESEARCH? http://sco.lt/7XugID

 

                                                   WATCH

              HOW MONSANTO IS TERRIFYING THE FARMING WORLD:

                            THE DEVIL IN THE SEEDS OF LIFE

                                           http://sco.lt/6wRNsv

 

The Associated Press Report:

▶ MONSANTO''s  CONTROL OF GLOBAL SEED BUSINESS REVEALED - Corporate Ethics Watch International http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=15489

 

Jan 18, 2012

▶ THE GMO KILL - MONSANTO'S GMO PATENTED SEEDS WANT TO RULE THE WORLD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995255998/monsanto-s-gmo-patented-seeds-want-to-rule-the-world-the-gmo-kill

 

 

                                                     WATCH

                           THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE

NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S "PESTICIDE" ROUNDUP (NEEDED FOR GMO CROPS) - http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

 

                                                 --- WATCH -

▶ Michael Pollan: "Don't miss this VIDEO, about the next wave of herbicide-tolerant crops from Monsanto-- will make Round-Up look benign"

VIDEO:                               

▶  "DANGERS OF DICAMBA" http://www.fixfood.org/features/276/dangers-of-dicamba

 

 

▶ THE CHILD VICTIMS OF AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE POISONING - PESTICIDE INDUSTRY DISMISSIVE  http://sco.lt/8KO8GH

 

▶ UN, WHO PANEL CALLS HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS A 'GLOBAL THREAT'' http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997219112/un-who-panel-calls-hormone-disrupting-chemicals-a-global-threat

 

Institute of Science in Society, March 26, 2014
 ▶   GLYPHOSATE AND CANCER http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Glyphosate_and_Cancer.php

 

 July 23, 2013 RT News
▶ FDA RAISES ALLOWABLE LEVELS OF MONSANTO PESTICIDES IN CROPS AND FOOD http://rt.com/usa/monsanto-glyphosate-roundup-epa-483/

 

 NEW MIT STUDY QUESTIONS MONSANTO SAFETY CLAIMS FOR PESTICIDE ROUNDUP “GLYPHOSATE" IN OUR FOOD AND WATER
This effect, accord­ing to the researchers, can con­tribute to caus­ing or wors­en­ing “the dis­eases and con­di­tions asso­ci­ated with a Western diet which include gas­troin­testi­nal dis­or­ders, obe­sity, dia­betes, heart dis­ease, depres­sion, autism, infer­til­ity, can­cer and Alzheimer’s disease.”... http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/mit-study-questions-monsantos-safety-claims-for-roundup/#.Uc_BGevpiRQ

 

June 30, 2013 Nation of Change

EXTENSIVE RESEARCH SHOWS MONSANTO'S #1 SELLING HERBICIDE, ROUNDUP IS KILLING YOU http://www.nationofchange.org/extensive-research-shows-monsanto-s-1-selling-herbicide-roundup-killing-you-1372601505

 

July 8, 2013 American For America
EPA AND MONSANTO - RAISE 'ROUNDUP' GLYPHOSATE LIMITS... Toxic herbicide linked to serious health impacts – EPA puts Monsanto’s profits over public health http://www.americansforamerica.com/index.php/recent-posts/entry/epa-and-monsanto-raise-glyphosate-limits-really

 

                                      A MUST WATCH

                           MONSANTO: A DOCUMENTARY

                  HOW MONSANTO CONTROLS FARMERS

               http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omtYlsG1P5U

 

March 3, 2013

MONSANTO AND THE FDA: 2 CRIMES FAMILIES WORKING A TRILLION-DOLLAR HUSTLE  http://www.infowars.com/monsanto-and-the-fda-2-crimes-families-working-a-trillion-dollar-hustle/

 

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

 

GENETIC MODIFICATION STRAINS OLD FOOD AND DRUG LAWS - HOW A FISH BECOMES A DRUG AND CORN A PEST http://sco.lt/6vynBp

 

WHO AND WHAT IS THE MONSANTO CHEMICAL CORPORATION? http://www.naturalnews.com/023094_Monsanto_WHO_industry.html

 

 

 

July 22, 2013 EcoWatch
▶ MILLIONS AGAINST MONSANTO AND THE DANGEROUS NEW SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS http://ecowatch.com/2013/millions-against-monsanto-road-victory/

 

 July 13, 2013 Sustainable Pulse

▶ US MILITARY, MONSANTO, TARGETING GMO ACTIVISTS AND INDEPENDENT SCIENTISTS, NEW INVESTIGATION http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/07/13/us-military-tracks-gmo-campaigners-and-independent-scientists-english-excluusive/#.UeY4nlPpiRR

 

July 19, 2013 Global Possibilities

▶ USDA RESEARCHERS CALL FOR SAFETY TESTING ON MONSANTO'S  NEW RNAi GMOs AND PESTICIDES http://www.globalpossibilities.org/usda-researchers-call-for-safety-testing-on-rnai-gmos-and-pesticides/

 

March 11, 2013 - Digital Journal

▶ MONSANTO THREATENS LAWSUIT AGAINST EUROPEAN FOOD SAFETY AUTHORITY  http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/345386

 

▶ USA TO START 'TRADE WARS' WITH NATIONS OPPOSED TO MONSANTO, GMO CROPS http://sco.lt/52rirp

 

Truthout, November 13, 2013
▶ US MILITARY, MONSANTO TARGETING GMO ACTIVISTS AND INDEPENDENT SCIENTISTS, NEW INVESTIGATION ALLEGES http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/20014-us-military-monsanto-targeting-gmo-activists-and-independent-scientists-new-investigation-alleges

 

May 31, 2013 Down To Earth, India
▶ INDIA: STAGE SET FOR GM CROPS - INDIA'S MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT http://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/stage-set-gm-crops

The BRAI Bill overrides states’ authority over agriculture and health. It envisages only an advisory role for the states in the form of a state biotechnology regulatory advisory committee. The committee has no powers to enable the state to take any decision on introduction of modern biotechnology...http://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/stage-set-gm-crops

 

▶ THRU THE BACK DOOR: MEGA BIOTECH GIANTS USE NEW USA-EU TRADE DEAL TO DESTROY GMO SAFEGUARDS | http://sco.lt/8E3Xsn

 

▶ OBAMA QUIETLY DE-REGULATES GMO/ GENETIC BIOTECH INDUSTRY  : FAST-TRACKING APPROVALS, WAIVING REGULATIONS AND OVERSIGHT http://sco.lt/5uCx8b

 

March 21, 2013

▶ US GOVERNMENT FUNDING BILL STRIPS FEDERAL COURTS OF THEIR POWER TO RULE OVER BIOTECH INDUSTRY AND GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD AND ANIMALS http://sco.lt/6kO2Xh

 

March 14, 2013

▶ NEW US GOVT "MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT" CONFIRMS MONSANTO POWER OVER US GOVERNMENT  http://ow.ly/iXRqG

 

March 18, 2013 -
▶ US SENATORS TRY TO STRIKE THE SNEAKED IN  "MONSANTO RIDER" WAIVING LIABILITIES, REGULATIONS FOR GMO GIANT http://foodpoisoningbulletin.com/2013/senators-try-to-strike-monsanto-rider/

 

28 March, 2013 Inter Press Service

▶ USA PESTICIDE APPROVAL PROCESS "GRIEVOUSLY FLAWED"

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a key government regulator, may have been haphazardly approving thousands of pesticides for decades, some of which pose risks to both human and environmental health... http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/03/u-s-pesticide-approval-process-grievously-flawed/

 

March 22, 2012 Axisoflogic.com
▶ MONSANTO, A HALF-CENTURY OF HEALTH SCANDALS   http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_64376.shtml

 

June 6, 2013 Internal Business News
▶ ‘ARMY OF LOBBYISTS' LED BY MONSANTO HELPED NEUTER #GMO LABELING LAW IN CONNECTICUT http://www.ibtimes.com/army-lobbyists-led-monsanto-helped-neuter-gmo-labeling-law-connecticut-1295489#

 

June 4, 2013 Japan Times

▶ MONSANTO'S AGENT ORANGE LIES THEN, AND NOW: Toxic legacy crosses continents, spans generations http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2013/06/04/issues/okinawa-bacteria-toxic-legacy-crosses-continents-spans-generations/#.UbE6VuswOic

 

July 3, 2013 The Oregonian
▶ MANY VETERANS SUFFERING FROM DISEASES LINKED TO MONSANTO'S AGENT ORANGE STILL CAN'T GET COMPENSATION http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2013/07/many_veterans_suffering_from_d.html

 

▶ THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD FOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

The ETC Group

▶ THE NEW BIOMASSTERS - SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND THE NEXT ASSAULT ON BIODIVERSITY AND LIVELIHOODS www.etcgroup.org/content/new-biomassters

 

▶ WHY IS OUR FOOD BEING MADE AND MODIFIED BY THE WORLD'S LARGEST PESTICIDE MANUFACTURERS? http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-defined/

 

June 19, 2013 Xinhua News
▶ NORTH AMERICAN CROPS FAILING WITH RELIANCE ON GM BIOTECHNOLOGIES  - STUDY http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/sci/2013-06/19/c_132467575.htm

 

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, June 17, 2013

▶ AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDES SPARK BROAD BIODIVERSITY LOSS  http://www.nature.com/news/pesticides-spark-broad-biodiversity-loss-1.13214

 

▶ WHERE'S THE EPA OVERSIGHT?: THE 'BAIT AND SWITCH' SALES TACTIC OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1245995194/epa-oversight-the-bait-and-switch-sales-tactics-of-the-chemical-industry

 

▶ BEE DIE-OFF WORSENING  - GMO SEEDS/PESTICIDES SNEAKED INTO CONSUMER MARKETS - UNLABELLED http://sco.lt/6Lakl7

 

▶ PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/6VkkXB

 

March 13, 2012 - Washington Post
▶ ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS CALL FOR TIGHTER REGULATION OF 'EXTREME GENETIC ENGINEERING' http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/environmental-groups-call-for-tighter-regulation-of-extreme-genetic-engineering/2012/03/13/gIQAzKPZAS_story.html

 

▶ 30 YEARS OF GMO - GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PLANTS - 20 YEARS OF COMMERCIAL CULTIVATION IN THE U.S. - A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT http://sco.lt/5PYIM5

 

▶ ARE YOU EATING 'PESTICIDE' PLANTS? http://sco.lt/6WMIBV

 

▶ REVERSING THE BURDEN OF PROOF: MORE THAN 80,000 CHEMICALS PERMITTED FOR USE IN THE U.S. HAVE NEVER BEEN FULLY TESTED FOR TOXICITY TO HUMANS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/24/safe-chemicals-act-flame-retardants_n_1699384.html

 

 ▶ The Economic Times, November 25, 2013
AS OPPOSITION TO GM CROPS GROWS, COMPANIES ARE TURNING TO MUTANT BREEDING http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/agriculture/as-opposition-to-gm-grows-companies-are-turning-to-mutant-breeding/articleshow/26334154.cms

 

▶ WAKE UP AND SMELL THE GMOs - A MOTHER'S VOICE SPEAKS OUT ON CORPORATE BETRAYAL OF TRUST - Tracy Madlener http://sco.lt/9Dv6VF

 

▶ GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE GMO INDUSTRY: CORPORATE HIJACKING OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3994750421/corporate-hijacking-of-food-and-agriculture-genetic-engineering-and-the-gmo-industry

 

Food Democracy Now, October 11, 2013
▶ MEXICO JUDGE RULES THAT GMOs ARE IMMINENT THREAT - BANS MONSANTO'S GMO CORN http://fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2013/oct/11/breaking_mexico_judge_rules_that_GMOs_are_threat/

 

July 16, 2013 Nation of Change
▶ GROUNDBREAKING NEW STUDY LINKS GMO TO LEUKEMIA: WHEN WILL MONSANTO STOP LYING TO US? http://www.nationofchange.org/groundbreaking-new-study-links-gmo-leukemia-when-will-monsanto-stop-lying-us-1373984961

 

▶ THINK THOSE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/7QxMob

 

 

 

 Mail Online, March 14, 2014
 ▶  SCIENTISTS HIDDEN LINKS TO THE GM FOOD GIANTS. Disturbing truth behind official report that said UK should forge on with Frankenfoods. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2581387/Scientists-hidden-links-GM-food-giants-Disturbing-truth-official-report-said-UK-forge-Frankenfoods.html

 

▶ WHO SWAYS THE USDA ON GMO APPROVALS?  "REGULATORY CAPTURE" — Harvard Business School Working Knowledge

PLEASE READ THE COMMENTS AT END OF ARTICLE:

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1612233215/who-sways-the-usda-on-gmo-approvals-regulatory-capture

 

▶ WHY GENETIC MODIFICATION OF CROPS AND LIVESTOCK IS INHERENTLY UNCONTROLLABLE AND HAZARDOUS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3075683244/why-genetic-modification-of-crops-and-livestock-is-inherently-uncontrollable-and-hazardous

 

June 25, 2013 AlterNet
▶ RESEARCH SHOWS THAT MONSANTO'S BIG CLAIMS FOR GMO FOOD ARE PROBABLY WRONG http://www.alternet.org/food/why-monsanto-wrong-about-gm-crop-promises

 

July 1, 2013 Food & Water Watch - New Report:
▶ SUPERWEEDS: HOW BIOTECH CROPS BOLSTER THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/reports/superweeds/

 

July 2, 2013 Forbes
▶ GMO CROPS MEAN MORE HERBICIDE, NOT LESS http://www.forbes.com/sites/bethhoffman/2013/07/02/gmo-crops-mean-more-herbicide-not-less/

 

 

▶ THINK THOSE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/7QxMob

 

▶ September 6, 2013 Huffington Post Green
EPA QUIETLY WITHDRAWS TWO KEY PROPOSED CHEMICAL SAFETY RULES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/06/epa-chemical-

 

Calgary Herald, October 20, 2013
 ▶   ARGENTINES CALL FOR LIMITS ON AGROCHEMICAL SPRAYING CITING HEALTH PROBLEMS
One area's birth defects quadrupled in decade after genetically modified crops approved http://www.calgaryherald.com/health/Argentines+call+limits+agrochemical+spraying+citing+health+problems/9058815/story.html

 

July 8, 2013 Institute For Agriculture and Trade Policy
▶ CHEMICALS AND OBESITY http://www.iatp.org/documents/chemicals-and-obesity

 

▶ CHEMICAL 'SOUP" CONNECTION BETWEEN TOXINS AND POOR HEALTH:  Scientific American http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3456963803/chemical-soup-connection-between-toxins-and-poor-health-scientific-american

 

June 18, 2013 GM Watch
▶ SECRET COMPOSITION OF PESTICIDES IS A SCIENTIFIC SHAME http://www.gmwatch.org/latest-listing/52-2013/14928-secret-composition-of-pesticides-is-a-scientific-shame

 

June 10, 2013 Phys Org
▶ BIOTECH GMO CROPS vs PESTS: SUCCESSES AND FAILURES FROM THE FIRST BILLION ACRES http://phys.org/news/2013-06-pests-resistant-gm-crops.html

 

▶ SYNGENTA'S PAID THIRD PARTY PUNDITS TO SPIN THE NEWS ON ENDROCINE DISRUPTOR WEED KILLER "ATRAZINE" http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1155385189/syngenta-s-paid-third-party-pundits-to-spin-the-news-on-endrocine-disruptor-atrazine

 

June 27, 2013 The Independent
▶ SCORPION PESTICIDE TEST GOES AHEAD: BIOTECH SCIENTISTS UNDETTERED BY FRESH EVIDENCE ABOUT POTENCY OF VIRUS http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/scorpion-pesticide-test-goes-ahead-scientists-undeterred-by-fresh-evidence-about-potency-of-virus-1425322.html

 

June 28, 2013 Grist
▶ WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD, TECHNOLOGY WON'T SAVE US http://grist.org/food/when-it-comes-to-food-technology-wont-save-us/

 

                                                      WATCH

                "GENETIC ROULETTE" The Gamble of Our Lives

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB5EBFUwaw0

 

 

June 21, 2013 Inspired Bites

▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD WAS A 'BRILLIANT' BUSINESS MODEL, BUT WILL BE BECOME OBSOLETE? http://blogs.prevention.com/inspired-bites/2013/06/21/why-genetically-modified-food-was-a-brilliant-business-model/

 

June 22, 2013 The Daily Sheeple

▶ FBI CALLS DESTRUCTION OF SYNGENTA'S GMO SUGAR BEETS IN OREGON "ECONOMIC SABOTAGE http://www.thedailysheeple.com/breaking-fbi-calls-destruction-of-gmo-sugar-beets-in-oregon-economic-sabotage_062013

 

                                                  WATCH

                May 13, 2013 Moyers and Company - Full Show:

           ▶ "THE WAR ON SCIENCE AND TOXIC DIS-INFORMATION http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-the-toxic-politics-of-science/

 

May 18, 2013 Moyers and Company
▶ "BLINDING US FROM SCIENCE" | Q&A http://billmoyers.com/2013/05/18/blinding-us-from-science/

 

 June 10, 2013 IPS

▶ PESTICIDES & ROSES: KENYA'S FARMS NO BED OF ROSES http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/06/kenyas-flower-farms-no-bed-of-roses/

 

May 2013 National Geographic

▶ THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL-BASED FERTILIZER

If we don’t watch out, agriculture could destroy our planet. Here’s how to grow all the food we need with fewer chemicals.

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/05/fertilized-world/charles-text

 

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                  CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF WORLD FOOD SUPPLY

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▶ THE GLOBAL CONTROL OF FOOD, COUNTRIES AND POPULATIONS http://sco.lt/4kuXlB

 

▶ THE CORPORATE TAKE-OVER OF AFRICAN FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/5cAkpF

 

▶ SHAMEFUL: GLOBAL BIOTECH CARTEL GANGS UP ON AFRICAN PRESS URGING THEM TO PROMOTE GMOs  http://sco.lt/8ToGbR

 

June 21, 2013 Mail Online
▶ WHY DID THE UK TORY MINISTERS CHANGE THEIR TUNE ON GM FOOD? THE SECRET SUMMIT OF THE BIOTECH LOBBY GIANTS http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2346246/Why-did-Tories-change-tune-GM-food-We-expose-secret-summit-slick-lobbyists-bio-tech-giants-seduced-willing-Ministers.html

 

Feb 25, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business | Guardian Professional

▶ OUR GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DANGEROUSLY OUT OF CONTROL, WHAT ARE THE SOLUTIONS?  http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/fairtrade-report-treatment-smallholder-farmers

 

Feb 2, 2013  - John Vidal, The Guardian -

▶ IT'S HARD TO TRUST GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD WHEN IT IS IN THE GRIP OF A FEW GLOBAL GIANTS http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/03/gm-food-grip-global-giants

 

 

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                                  THE GMO PATENT MONOPOLY

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▶ THE GMO SEED PATENT GAME: How Seed Companies Control GM Crop Research? - Scientific American http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/946593435/the-seed-patent-game-do-seed-companies-control-gm-crop-research-scientific-american

 

▶ GMO GENE GIANTS STOCKPILING PATENTS ON LIFE
Nagoya, Japan -- Under the guise of developing “climate-ready” crops, the world’s largest seed and agrochemical corporations are filing hundreds of sweeping, multi-genome patents in a bid to control the world’s plant biomass, according to a report released by ETC Group http://www.etcgroup.org/fr/node/5220

 

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

 

▶ MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS  http://sco.lt/5vrbyj

 

▶ UNLEASHING GENETICALLY SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE = NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT  - "FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT http://sco.lt/8ZDraz

 

▶ PATENT FOR A PIG:  SCIENTISTS "IMPROVE" TRANSGENIC GMO "ENVIROPIGS" http://sco.lt/7hrnF3

 

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

 

 

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                        BIOTECH, MONSANTO AND REGULATORS

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July 26, 2013 Guardian Environment
▶ UK GOVERNMENT BEE SCIENTIST BEHIND CONTROVERSIAL STUDY JOINS SYNGENTA PESTICIDE CORPORATION - Government agency and pesticides industry are 'too close' http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/26/government-bee-scientist-pesticide-firm

 

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                           WHY SO LITTLE INDEPENDENTLY FUNDED,

                               PEER REVIEWED RESEARCH?

 

                                                     WATCH

                      May 13, 2013 Moyers and Company - Full Show:

                "THE WAR ON SCIENCE AND TOXIC DIS-INFORMATION http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-the-toxic-politics-of-science/

 

June 19, 2013 Union of Concerned Scientists
▶ CORPORATE COUNTERFEIT SCIENCE - BOTH WRONG AND DANGEROUS  http://blog.ucsusa.org/corporate-counterfeit-sciene-both-wrong-and-dangerous-152

 

                             CORPORATE-SPONSORED RESEARCH:

▶ ARE UNIVERSITIES RESTRICTING SCIENTISTS' STUDY OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED SEEDS? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3996053783/corporate-sponsored-research-are-universities-restricting-scientists-study-of-genetically-modified-seeds

 

Environmental Health News, September 23, 2013
▶ SPECIAL REPORT:  SCIENTISTS CRITICAL OF NEW EU CHEMICAL/PESTICIDE POLICY HAS INDUSTRY TIES, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST Seventeen scientists who have criticized plans in Europe to regulate endocrine-disrupting chemicals have past or current ties to regulated industries. An investigation by Environmental Health News reveals that of 18 toxicology journal editors who signed a controversial editorial, 17 have collaborated with the chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, tobacco, pesticide or biotechnology industries.

http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2013/eu-conflict

 

▶ BASF’s UNIVERSITY JOB SPARKS GREEN FURTY OVER BIASED SCIENCE | EurActiv http://ow.ly/kMkHN

 

January 30, 2013 Greenpeace India -

▶ MONSANTO'S GM CORN BIOSAFETY DATA QUESTIONED : Monsanto conducted the study and generated the biosafety data from its own labs in the USA. No independent research or study was conducted by our regulatory bodies before permitting these field trials.Greenpeace India  http://www.greenpeace.org/india/en/news/Monsantos-GM-corn-biosafety-data-raises-serious-questions/#.URHbH7ZBYDc.twitter

 

▶ WHAT HAPPENS TO SCIENTISTS WHO SPEAK OUT AGAINST GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD & GLOBAL BIOTECHNOLOGY CARTEL? Immoral Maize: Extract from "Don't Worry, It's Safe to Eat" by Andrew Rowell http://www.powerbase.info/index.php/Immoral_Maize:_Extract_from_Don%27t_Worry,_It%27s_Safe_to_Eat_by_Andrew_Rowell

 

May 22, 2013 Natural New
▶ OVER 800 WORLD SCIENTISTS AGREE: GM CROPS ARE NOTHING SHORT OF A BIO-WAR ON OUR FOOD http://www.naturalnews.com/040447_GMO_biowar_food.html

 

▶ UN-FAO: "GMOs IN THE PIPELINE.  LOOKING TO THE NEXT FIVE YEARS INi the crop, forestry, livestock, aquaculture and agro-industry sectors in developing countries" http://www.fao.org/biotech/biotech-forum/en/

 

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                                                  YOUR HEALTH

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▶ CHEMICAL 'SOUP" CONNECTION BETWEEN TOXINS AND POOR HEALTH:  Scientific American http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3456963803/chemical-soup-connection-between-toxins-and-poor-health-scientific-american

 

▶ HOW GMO FOODS AFFECT HEALTH - GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET http://dailyhealthpost.com/how-gmo-foods-affect-health/#axzz2NCebcdtc

 

March 7, 2013 Huffington Post

▶ CHEMICAL CREEP: HOW TOXIC CHEMICALS ARE SNEAKING INTO YOUR FOOD AND YOUR BODY  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/07/toxic-chemicals-food-body_n_2829270.html

 

▶ EXPOSURE TO CHEMICALS IN FOOD - BREAST CANCER. ORG http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3869561061/exposure-to-chemicals-in-food-breast-cancer-org

 

▶ HOW BIOTECH CORPORATIONS AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://sco.lt/7OmezB

 

▶ 8 WAYS CORPORATIONS ARE POISONING OUR FOOD, WATER AND EARTH http://www.nationofchange.org/8-ways-corporations-are-poisoning-our-food-water-earth-1362318238

 

▶ WHY WE POISON OUR FOOD AND DR. SEUSS http://sco.lt/9AMeX

 

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                               PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS AND BEES

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July 29, 2013 Care2
▶ HERE'S WHAT'S KILLING BEES... AND WHY WE'RE ALL SCREWED http://www.care2.com/causes/heres-whats-killing-bees-and-why-were-all-screwed.html

 

April 5, 2012 Science News
▶ YET ANOTHER STUDY LINKS INSECTICIDE TO BEE LOSSES -
Findings point to treated GMO corn seed — and corn syrup — as possible links to a pandemic afflicting North American pollinators http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/339726/description/Yet_another_study_links_insecticide_to_bee_losses

 

 July 26, 2013 Tree Hugger
▶ SCIENTISTS DISCOVER ANOTHER CAUSE OF BEE DEATHS, AND IT'S REALLY BAD NEWS http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/scientists-discover-another-cause-bee-deaths-and-its-really-bad-news.html

 

▶ BATTLE FOR THE BEES: TENS OF MILLIONS OF DYING BEE RAISE ALARM FOR HUMANS - EUROPE BANS PESTICIDE http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

July 16, 2013 The Telegraph

▶ INDIAN TIGERS 'KILLED OFF WITH PESTICIDES' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/10180341/Indian-tigers-killed-off-with-pesticides.html

 

 Institute of Science in Society
▶ SYNGENTA CHARGED FOR COVERING UP LIVESTOCK DEATHS FROM GM CORN Bt INSECTICIDE http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Syngenta_Charged_for_Covering_Up_Livestock_Deaths_from_GM_Corn.php

 

April 27, 2013 Guardian Environment
▶ INSECTICIDE FIRMS IN SECRET BID TO STOP BAN THAT COULD SAVE BEES - AND YOU http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/apr/28/europe-insecticides-ban-save-bees

▶  DOMESTICATED AND WILD BEES ARE BOTH IN TROUBLE - PESTICIDE INDUSTRY IN DENIAL  http://sco.lt/95yplJ

▶ EUROPE' BEE COULD GET A REPRIEVE FROM PESTICIDES - Feb 28, 2013  - Businessweek http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-02-28/europes-bees-could-get-a-reprieve-from-pesticides

 

 

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EXCELLENT SHORT VIDEO ON THE EFFECTS MULTIPLE PESTICIDES ARE HAVING UPON BEES http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-fXYR9FTfM

 

---  MORE ON BEES, POLLINATORS AND PESTICIDES

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=bees

 

 ▶ TOXIC AMERICA - WHO MAKES THE BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS FLOWING THROUGH THE U.S. ECONOMY EVERY YEAR? http://sco.lt/77eC4f

 

 

                               ▶▶   RESOURCES, VIDEOS  ▶▶

 

▶ MUCH MORE ON PESTICIDES AND CHEMICALS IN FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?page=1&q=chemicals

 

▶ PERUSE AND SIGN UP THE EHNs FREE NEWSLETTER - Environmental Health News: http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/

 

▶ GOOD WEBSITE: GMWatch/LobbyWatch: Portal - Powerbase http://www.spinprofiles.org/index.php/GM_Watch:_Portal

 

▶ EXCELLENT READ: "GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS: PROMISES, PERILS, AND THE NEED FOR PUBLIC POLICY" -  This booklet will be helpful for understanding biotechnology issues and for guidance on engaging these issues at the level of public policy for the common good. -   (QuakerBooks US$9.00) http://www.quakerbooks.org/genetically_modified_crops.php

 

 

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 2.    "FOOD INC." (2008) Obama, USDA promote and foster this stranglehold on our food supply by the global biotech food cartel ?http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3732889325/watch-again-food-inc-2008-and-obama-usda-promote-and-foster-this

3.    A SYSTEM BASED ON PROFITS IS UNSUSTAINABLE ....Vandana Shiva on Industrial Agriculture http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1614565249/a-system-based-on-profits-is-unsustainable-vandana-shiva-on-industrial-agriculture

4.    "SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY - Vandana Shiva http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1054461972/seeding-deep-democracy-vandana-shiva

5.     BEST VIDEOS countering the enormous corporate political power and propaganda of the BIOTECH FOOD industry http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3601262367/best-videos-countering-the-enormous-corporate-political-power-and-propaganda-of-the-biotech-food-industry

 

▶ ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

June 30, 2013 Grist
▶ SHOULD THE "NOBEL PRIZE FOR FOOD" GO TO A MONSANTO EXEC?  http://grist.org/food/should-the-nobel-prize-for-food-go-to-a-monsanto-exec/?utm_source=syndication&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feed

June 26, 2013 Huffington Post Green: Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé:
▶ CHOICE OF MONSANTO BETRAYS WORLD FOOD PRIZE PURPOSE, SAY GLOBAL LEADERS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frances-moore-lappe-and-anna-lappe/choice-of-monsanto-betray_b_3499045.html


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The World According to Monsanto is Not the One We Want to Live In.

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We need to know what agribusinesses like Monsanto are planning for our food future so we can stop them and avoid the damage. Watch this video.

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                               ▶▶   RESOURCES, VIDEOS  ▶▶

 

▶ MUCH MORE ON PESTICIDES AND CHEMICALS IN FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?page=1&q=chemicals


 ▶ GOOD WEBSITE: GMWatch/LobbyWatch: Portal - Powerbase http://www.spinprofiles.org/index.php/GM_Watch:_Portal

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$64 million in bribes paid to UK doctors last year by drug companies

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Let your poison be your cure. Some doctors may be sick due to their affinity with  money rather than the integrity of  medical practice. The symptoms are a corrupt mind and an insatiable desire for more at the expense of the lives of others. Or maybe the surgeon  has his or her hands tied?  It is time to slice open the pharmaceutical industry and prescribe a cure.

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What We Need - What We Are

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Browse Tackks about Group Partners (@Group_Partners)

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Derrida was always concerned with what comes before the question. The architecture we, as architects construct, instruct how and in what form the question will emerge.  Group Partners can transform the architecture of your business to accommodate the architects your business future needs.

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We are architects - we wrap structure (and our minds) around the challenges and opportunities that businesses have. 
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Philippines Solar Powered Car wins 3rd prize - Solarwiz

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Imagine of how wonderful it would be if your car could continue running and save you from spending money on expensive fuel and without producing global warming pollution.

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How Business Can Lift People Out Of Poverty

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How do you profitably sell to a customer who earns less than $2 per day?


It is probably the most daunting business question in the world. As well as the most important, because that’s the earning power of nearly one third of humanity, the 2 billionpeople at the so-called "base of the pyramid."

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Snowden Makes Unscheduled Appearance At TED: “The Biggest Revelations Are Yet To Come”

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Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower who stole thousands of classified documents before leaving the United States recently made an unexpected and unscheduled appearance at a TED conference in Vancouver, Canada on Tuesday night. It was done so VIA satellite robot, where he emphasized that there is still a lot of reporting to be done. What […]
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Fooled By Data Visualisation - Easily Done Right?

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Interesting insights and reality check 

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Global Corporate Sustainability Report

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Since 2007, the survey has helped the Global Compact understand and benchmark how corporate participants are advancing their commitment to the Global Compact and implementing the Ten Principles. The Global Corporate Sustainability Report 2013 is based on findings from the Global Compact Annual Implementation Survey including 1,712 respondents from 112 countries.


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A Culture Separated from Nature Cannot Survive: Bankrupting Nature

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January 6, 2013 - Nation of Change

The United States comes from a long tradition of cultural values that are based on the idea of separation from nature. Nature is something to overcome, to be controlled.... http://www.nationofchange.org/culture-separated-nature-1357489009

 

WEB OF LIFE UNRAVELLING, WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST SAYS http://sco.lt/6aoTbd

 

BANKRUPTING NATURE: DENYING OUR PLANETARY BOUNDARIES http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/bankrupting-nature-denying-our-planetary-boundaries

 

"WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT: UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGEST ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/7r58s5

 

 

MASS DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, THREATENING CIVILIZATION  http://sco.lt/98I2F7

 

 

IF CHILDREN LOSE CONTACT WITH NATURE THEY WON'T FIGHT FOR IT  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3417346620/if-children-lose-contact-with-nature-they-won-t-fight-for-it

 

NEOLIBERALIZING NATURE AND PRIVATIZING THE AIR - If We Can't Make Money Off it, it has no value http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3992906780/neoliberalizing-nature-and-privatizing-the-air-if-we-can-t-make-money-off-it-it-has-no-value

 

TRANSFORMING BUSINESS FOR TOMORROW'S WORLD: THE END OF GDP GROWTH http://sco.lt/96N2C9

 

THE INDUSTRIAL MILITARY COMPLEX MINDSET AND CSR:  SHARING AND COOPERATION vs COMPETITION AND ENDLESS CONSUMPTION http://sco.lt/5EXUv3

 

LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS  http://sco.lt/6FzKSX

 

ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE  http://sco.lt/7ExcmX

 

ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj

 

 

 

BANKRUPTING NATURE: DENYING OUR PLANETARY BOUNDARIES http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/bankrupting-nature-denying-our-planetary-boundaries

 

PEOPLE ARE GETTING SICK BECAUSE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION « The Natural Eye Project http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/08/21/people-are-getting-sick-because-of-environmental-destruction/

 

YOU CAN ONLY AS WELL AS THE ENVIRONMENT YOU LIVE IN - THAILAND VILLAGE SHOWS US THE WAY - UNDP http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3994797296/you-can-only-be-as-well-as-the-environment-you-live-in-thailand-village-shows-us-the-way-undp

 

 

 

Lester Brown - Earth Institute

FROM LAND GRABS TO RESOURCE WARS? FOOD, FUEL AND THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21474 farmlandgrab.org

 

WORLD LOSING BIODIVERSITY THOUSAND TIMES HIGHER THAN NATURAL EXTINCTION : UN http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3618052038/world-losing-biodiversity-thousand-times-higher-than-natural-extinction-un

 

2012 IN RETROSPECT: AN OPEN LETTER TO HUMANITY, FROM MOTHER EARTH http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3700874778/2012-in-retrospect-an-open-letter-to-humanity-from-mother-earth

 

 

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A STUNNING VIDEO OF HUMANITY'S EFFECT ON EARTH http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3971523908/watch-a-stunning-video-of-humanity-s-effect-on-earth

 

A Lovely WATCH:

"ECHO: AN UNFORGETTABLE ELEPHANT" (BBC) http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3970489844/a-lovely-watch-echo-an-unforgettable-elephant-bbc

 

Winner of Best Short Documentary

REMEMBERING 'GREEN' - An Orangutan's journey  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3926142290/remembering-green-an-orangutan-s-journey-winner-of-best-short-documentary-a-2013-must-agenda

 

                                                  "HOME"

                               An Exquisite Story of Our Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/7sR3eT

 

 

 

 

 

 


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AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

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FEEDING YOUR STARTUP | The Importance of Choosing the Right Angel Investors and Investment Strategy | The Impact Angel Group

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At the last two of our Summer Learning Series events, some angel investors shared their own perspectives and experiences. Surprisingly enough, the advice seemed to circle back to the concept that the process for choosing investors (and co-investors) needs to be given as much attention and priority as the process of vetting potential startup investments.

As one presenter, Dr. Floyd Taub – physician, entrepreneur and angel investor – wisely analogized – having a startup is like having a baby.  Exactly what and how much you feed it (as well as who might be feeding it) is very important.  As Dr. Taub said:

 

“Entrepreneurs need to be re-educated from the frequent initial thought that they are ‘selling their baby’ to understand that they are selling paper in order to ‘feed their baby’. Not only do babies frequently starve, but those who are underfed, may be stunted or at least have a significant and costly growth delay.”

I’m a real fan of analogies, so this really resonated with me. I thought I’d embrace my analogyitis and take this a step further with a few examples that can apply to both babies and startups…

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How do Angel Investors think, what are they looking for, how do they educate themselves? What is important to them. Good article.

Jose Gonzalez's curator insight, September 2, 2013 8:22 PM

Very true !!!!!!!!!!!!

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4 Things You Need To Know To Build An Online Business That Nobody Is Telling You

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It is quite possible to build an online business you love and are proud of but you have to do four simple things to get it off the ground.

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True Solidarity: Moving Past Privilege Guilt -

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Jamie Utt explains that if privilege guilt prevents us from acting against oppression, then it is simply another tool of oppression.

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Approaches to Moving Through or Past Privilege Guilt 1. Self-Reflect If you’re struggling with shame about your identity and your privilege, that guilt is rooted somewhere, and understanding those roots is important.


Is your guilt coming from your active collusion in oppression? Is it rooted in past action? Is it rooted in feelings of powerlessness about the big-picture problems of oppression? Without a strong understanding of where our guilt comes from, it is impossible to overcome guilt and accountably act for social justice. After all, if our guilt is rooted in past oppressive actions, knowing so allows us to forgive ourselves and, perhaps, apologize to others for our hurtful behavior so that we can move forward. If our guilt stems from our own collusion with oppression, lacking such awareness will only lead to “White knighting,” a term I use as a catchall for acting for or on behalf of those we wish to help. Having knowledge of our own collusion, then, allows us to begin to take steps toward solidarity. - See more at: http://goodmenproject.com/ethics-values/true-solidarity-moving-past-privilege-guilt-hesaid/#sthash.mftgcuhc.dpuf

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The 12 cognitive biases that prevent you from being rational

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Developer of PH's first large-scale solar power plant eyes start of operations ... - InterAksyon

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Developer of PH's first large-scale solar power plant eyes start of operations ...

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The Fascinating Neuroscience Of Color

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This seemingly simple area of study offers insights into all sorts of behavior--from attention to decision-making.

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Neuroscientist Bevil Conway thinks about color for a living. An artist since youth, Conway now spends much of his time studying vision and perception at Wellesley College and Harvard Medical School.


His science remains strongly linked to art--in 2004 he and Margaret Livingstone famously reported that Rembrandt may have suffered from flawed vision--and in recent years Conway has focused his research almost entirely on the neural machinery behind color.


"I think it's a very powerful system," he tells Co.Design, "and it's completely underexploited."

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Mind Reading Comes One Step Closer To Reality With The Glass Brain

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Second Life founder Philip Rosedale discusses a new brain scanning/virtual reality system for realtime trips into the head of another.

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What if you could see inside someone’s mind? It’s not possible to know exactly what another person is thinking, but neuroscientists from UCSD and UCSF are on their way.


They created a “glass brain”: software that shows a person’s brain reacting to stimuli in real time. The implications for virtual reality and digital communication are tremendous, according toPhilip Rosedale, the founder of Second Life, who has been collaborating with the neuroscientists.

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What do you do? Why? So What? How? When? How Come? All answered. 


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What do you do? Why? So What? How? When? How Come? All answered. 

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FOUR HORSEMEN is an award winning independent feature documentary which lifts the lid on how the world really works. As we will never return to 'business as ...
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Is The Obama Administration the Most Corrupt in U.S. History?

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Is The Obama Administration the Most Corrupt in U.S. History? - The Huffington Post

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Does he even have a choice where he has Christmas dinner? 

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5 Reasons Pinterest’s Search Engine Is Better Than Google’s

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Pinterest is a lifestyle searching tool for millions of people.

 

People go on there with excited eyes to look for amazing recipes to cook for dinner that weekend, find ways to dress to the tens for a special date, or find creative educational materials to teach children with.

 

Millions of users turn to Pinterest to enhance their lifestyle. And they are doing so by using the search function on Pinterest. Here’s a fun fact.

 

Did you know that Google has a search engine just for recipes? It’s been around for years, but almost nobody I know uses it.

 

Instead, most people I know automatically go to Pinterest if they want to find recipes to try out.

 

That’s not the only reason Pinterest is better than Google.

 

Here are 5 reasons why Pinterest’s search engine is better than Google.

 

Read more at: http://www.business2community.com/pinterest/5-reasons-pinterests-search-engine-is-better-than-googles-0589281

 


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Emmanuel 'Manny' Gigante's curator insight, September 10, 2013 2:23 PM

pinterest  might be something you want to implement  in your marketing   need help contact me for a free training

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Pinterest is a lifestyle searching tool for millions of people.

 

People go on there with excited eyes to look for amazing recipes to cook for dinner that weekend, find ways to dress to the tens for a special date, or find creative educational materials to teach children with.

 

Millions of users turn to Pinterest to enhance their lifestyle. And they are doing so by using the search function on Pinterest. Here’s a fun fact.

Dillon Thomas's curator insight, October 22, 2013 10:01 AM

www.pinterest.com/dillondlite

 

I have multiple boards but one of my favorites is my artists "pincase" board .. whre i invited people to share their art.  It's been a little hard keeping product marketers off the page and i have had to delete a few pins of jewelry and clothes .. etc... BUt when you do get to the art there is some amazing pins..  I also have to keep up and invite all the people who follow board..

 

http://www.pinterest.com/dillondlite/first-artist-pincase-board-calling-all-artist-mode/ 

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MIT: 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2013 you should know about

MIT: 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2013 you should know about | The Factory of Matter Corporation | Scoop.it

MIT's definition of a breakthrough is simple: an advance that gives people powerful new ways to use technology. It could be an intuitive design that provides a useful interface (e.g., “Smart Watches”) or experimental devices that could allow people who have suffered brain damage to once again form memories (“Memory Implants”). Some could be key to sustainable economic growth (“Additive Manufacturing” and “Supergrids”), while others could change how we communicate (“Temporary Social Media”) or think about the unborn (“Prenatal DNA Sequencing”). Some are brilliant feats of engineering (“Baxter”), whereas others stem from attempts to rethink longstanding problems in their fields (“Deep Learning” and “Ultra-Efficient Solar Power”). As a whole, this annual list not only tells you which technologies you need to know about, but also celebrates the creativity that produced them.

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Jean HAGUET's curator insight, August 30, 2013 9:56 AM

Very eclectic and enlightening!

Sieg Holle's curator insight, August 30, 2013 11:28 AM

technology - the great equalizer 

wallemac's comment, August 30, 2013 5:08 PM
great to see two solar verticles included in the top 10 - PV Solar and Supergrids
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Business Should Contribute to Social Health and Well Being of Their Local Communities

Business Should Contribute to Social Health and Well Being of Their Local Communities | The Factory of Matter Corporation | Scoop.it

 

 

HOW THE PURSUIT OF SOCIAL PURPOSE CAN INSPIRE AND SUSTAIN RETAIL GROWTH AND INNOVATION

 

 

"A BUSINESS THAT MAKES NOTHING BUT MONEY IS A POOR BUSINESS - Henry Ford

 

ECONOMIC SUCCESS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR WELL BEING http://sco.lt/7J7VnF

 

June 25, 2013 Social Voice:  Anneliza Humlen, Gwen Morrison

Journal of Brand Strategy Excerpt: Retailing with Purpose

COMMUNITY AND CONSUMER STRENGTH ON A LOCAL LEVEL IS CRITICAL NOT ONLY FOR SUSTAINING LOCAL BUSINESS GROWTH, but for fuelling national and global economies.  According to the Project for Public Spaces and trends analysed in Steve Davies’ report, ‘Think Global, Buy Local,’ local communities are now the catalysts for regional and national growth, rather than the result of it. Retail on a local level is the first to benefit from the health and prosperity of local communities

..It is therefore in the best interest of every business to contribute to the social health and wellbeing of the communities it serves. Most local small businesses understand this concept intuitively as they assume the role of both proprietor and local citizen.. http://www.socialvoicebranding.com/jbs-retailing-with-purpose-excerpt/

 

June 25, 2013 Media Global News
UNDP "PUTTING LOCAL GOVERNMENT AT THE HEART OF DEVELOPMENT" http://www.mediaglobal.org/2013/06/25/undp-supports-the-role-of-local-governments-in-attaining-mdgs/

 

MORALITY IS MISSING FROM THE DEBATE ABOUT SUSTAINABLE BEHAVIOR http://sco.lt/4sveFd

 

WHY "SOCIAL" SUSTAINABILITY SHOULD BE PART OF EVERY BUSINESS

July 22, 2013 FastCoExist

I can’t think of anything that illustrates the human cost of doing business more than the tragedy this past April in Bangladesh...

http://www.fastcoexist.com/1682494/why-social-sustainability-should-be-part-of-every-business

 

THE BANGLADESH FACTORY COLLAPSE: WHY CSSR IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER http://sco.lt/7ixaev

 

July 23, 2013 CSRWire Talkback
CREATING LOCAL IMPACT: CONNECTING SOCIAL BUSINESS WITH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/942-creating-local-impact-connecting-social-business-with-economic-development

 

ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj

 

MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://sco.lt/98I2F7

 

 
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 June 25, 2013 Harvard Business Review

THE URBAN SUSTAINABILITY OPPORTUNITY http://blogs.hbr.org/video/2013/06/the-urban-sustainability-oppor.html

 

June 19, 2013 Resilience Magazine
THE EMERGING "SHARING" ECONOMY  http://www.resilience.org/stories/2013-06-19/the-next-new-economy

 

 

A 21st CENTURY COOPERATIVE WAY TO A FLOURISHING FUTURE:  SELF-SUFFICIENT COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/75dMWn

 

 

Corp2020: Pavan Sukhdev Kevin Kromash, May 2013
TRANSFORMING BUSINESS FOR TOMORROW'S WORLD http://thesolutionsjournal.com/node/22221

 

MORALITY IS MISSING FROM THE DEBATE ABOUT SUSTAINABLE BEHAVIOUR http://sco.lt/4sveFd

 

ECONOMIC SUCCESS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR WELL BEING http://sco.lt/7J7VnF

 

July 2, 2013 Forbes - “Good corporate citizenship is good business.”
LARGEST TO SMALLEST, BUSINESSES AROUND THE GLOBE ARE GIVING BACK  ... http://www.forbes.com/sites/devinthorpe/2013/07/02/largest-to-smallest-businesses-around-the-globe-are-giving-back/

 

 

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Moyers & Company .

HUNGER IN AMERICA:  HOW HUNGER HURTS EVERYONE  http://sco.lt/9K53Uv

 

 

THE INSANITY OF THE MYOPIC PROFIT MINDSET http://ow.ly/mo7zN

 

 

 

 


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IOANNIS APOSTOLOU's curator insight, September 3, 2013 1:04 PM

If the rumours are true, we have to resolve our organizations mindset in order to keep living in this planet.

Carol Sherriff's curator insight, September 8, 2013 3:03 PM

Article advocating business doing more for health and wellbeing in their communities. Unusually it recognises that small businesses often do this best than large ones.