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Exchange ideas to promote change; contributing, sponsoring /enjoying the Urban Garden @ UPR Ponce; plot to make our campus a greener space
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Scary Facts About Food Security & Climate Change + Infographics

Scary Facts About Food Security & Climate Change + Infographics | URBAN GARDEN | Scoop.it
What are we doing to help our world food situation? Something is wrong when almost 1 billion people in the world are undernourished and more than 1.4 billion
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Similac baby formula pressured but refuses to remove genetically modified organisms | wtsp.com

Similac baby formula pressured but refuses to remove genetically modified organisms | wtsp.com | URBAN GARDEN | Scoop.it
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Twitter / OrganicGuide : What should always be bought ...

Twitter / OrganicGuide : What should always be bought ... | URBAN GARDEN | Scoop.it
What should always be bought organic? http://t.co/MyxLKYXv6x
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Think Organic Food Is Too Expensive? Try the Farmers Market Instead of Whole Foods

Think Organic Food Is Too Expensive? Try the Farmers Market Instead of Whole Foods | URBAN GARDEN | Scoop.it
Corporate food companies are selling more and more organic products—but they aren't passing along to consumers savings generated by increased production. (RT @PlaceAtTheTable: Think organic food is too expensive?
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Why did 28,000 rivers in China suddenly disappear?

Why did 28,000 rivers in China suddenly disappear? | URBAN GARDEN | Scoop.it
For years, China claimed to hold an estimated 50,000 rivers within its borders. Now, more than half of them have abruptly vanished.
Last week, China's Ministry of Water Resources announced the...
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Air Pollution Linked to 1.2 Million Deaths in China

Air Pollution Linked to 1.2 Million Deaths in China | URBAN GARDEN | Scoop.it
Air pollution was the fourth leading risk factor for deaths in China, accounting for the loss of 25 million healthy years of life from the population, a study said.

 

According to article because of the fast pace of industrialization is why the air in China is contaminated, also the energy consumption in the country has increased.

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Acinetobacter Baumannii Infection - Care Guide

Acinetobacter Baumannii Infection - Care Guide | URBAN GARDEN | Scoop.it
Care guide for Acinetobacter Baumannii Infection possible causes, signs and symptoms, standard treatment options and means of care and support.
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10 American Foods that are Banned in Other Countries

10 American Foods that are Banned in Other Countries | URBAN GARDEN | Scoop.it
Americans are slowly waking up to the sad fact that much of the food sold in the US is far inferior to the same foods sold in other nations. In fact, many of the foods you eat are BANNED in other countries.
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10 American Foods That Are Banned in Other Countries

10 American Foods That Are Banned in Other Countries | URBAN GARDEN | Scoop.it
  Americans are slowly waking up to the sad fact that much of the food sold in the US is far inferior to the same foods sold in other nations. In fact, many of the foods you eat are BANNED in ...
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Marla Spivak: Why bees are disappearing | Video on TED.com

Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony 40 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in amazing harmony. So why, seven years ago, did colonies start dying en masse?
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Toxic and GMO Ingredients In Your Beer?

Toxic and GMO Ingredients In Your Beer? | URBAN GARDEN | Scoop.it
Are you a beer lover? Do you ever think about the ingredients that go into your beer? Your favorite brew just might be loaded with both toxic and genetically modified ingredients.
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Monsanto's Roundup Is the Most Used Herbicide in NYC

Monsanto's Roundup Is the Most Used Herbicide in NYC | URBAN GARDEN | Scoop.it
Despite piles of research suggesting that Roundup is dangerous, the Big Apple continues to douse its parks with the stuff—potentially exposing millions of New Yorkers to toxic effects.
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Yes, Coral Reef Gardening Is a Real Thing

Yes, Coral Reef Gardening Is a Real Thing | URBAN GARDEN | Scoop.it
A novel approach in the Dominican Republic is helping to regrow a reef system that is 95 percent dead.
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The Use of the Monsanto Draft Rice Genome Sequence in Research

The Use of the Monsanto Draft Rice Genome Sequence in Research | URBAN GARDEN | Scoop.it
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Thanks for sharing, Kenny Guzmán!

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Similac baby formula pressured but refuses to remove genetically modified organisms | wtsp.com

Similac baby formula pressured but refuses to remove genetically modified organisms | wtsp.com | URBAN GARDEN | Scoop.it
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Thanks for sharing Fabiola A Colon Berrios !


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How to Start an Organic Garden in 9 Easy Steps

How to Start an Organic Garden in 9 Easy Steps | URBAN GARDEN | Scoop.it
You've been trying to eat more organic foods, both to decrease the amount of pesticides you and your family consume, and to help protect the environment from overloading with toxic chemicals.
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Supreme Court rules in favor of Monsanto, says farmer violated seed patents

Supreme Court rules in favor of Monsanto, says farmer violated seed patents | URBAN GARDEN | Scoop.it
The US Supreme Court just ruled today that it is infringement for a farmer to make new copies of seeds that contain patented genetic modifications by harvesting them from older plants. The ruling...
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"Eat More Kale" Guy Fights on Against Corporate Bullying

"Eat More Kale" Guy Fights on Against Corporate Bullying | URBAN GARDEN | Scoop.it
The little company that makes the iconic Eat More Kale shirt is fighting an uphill battle with Chick-fil-A over whether it may legally trademark this phrase.
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Scientists Create a New Biofuel From E. Coli

Scientists Create a New Biofuel From E. Coli | URBAN GARDEN | Scoop.it
Using new tricks of the trade, scientists at UCLA have synthesized an alcohol molecule that has as many carbon atoms as a molecule of gasoline. It releases as much energy per gallon and can be dropped right into the tank.
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Similac baby formula pressured but refuses to remove genetically modified organisms | wtsp.com

Similac baby formula pressured but refuses to remove genetically modified organisms | wtsp.com | URBAN GARDEN | Scoop.it
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Science's 10 Inventions that Could Have Changed the World

We could be living in a whole different world... Science's 10 Inventions that Could Have Changed the World (HD, 04/2013). Like, comment, share and keep wonde...
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GMO crops necessary

GMO crops necessary | URBAN GARDEN | Scoop.it
Source – The Scranton Times-Tribune (Pennsylvania) Editorial Date – 5 Sept 2013 Website – thetimes-tribune.com/opinion You could have had a V8, but unless science comes to the rescue of the orange tree, that might be your only choice.
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This blogger argues that GMO crops are necessary... The blogger thinks GMO crops are the only alternative to prevent the "demise of orange trees"...I think this is a poor excuse...What do you think???

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TIL there is a fungus that can live eating only plastic, even in airless environment like landfills. It was discovered in Amazon jungle in Equador in 2011 by a group of students from Yale Universit...

TIL there is a fungus that can live eating only plastic, even in airless environment like landfills. It was discovered in Amazon jungle in Equador in 2011 by a group of students from Yale Universit... | URBAN GARDEN | Scoop.it
reddit: the front page of the internet (There is a fungus that can live eating only plastic, even in airless environment like landfills. It was discovered...
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