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The Health of Humans is Reflected in the Health of Our Natural Environment and Food Production Sources
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African Food Sovereignty Must Focus on Building Locally-Controlled Food Systems

African Food Sovereignty Must Focus on Building Locally-Controlled Food Systems | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

At a time when the mainstream international development actors are promoting technological fixes to food insecurity in Africa, Samuel Nderitu is showing that another path is possible: locally-led innovations that shield farmers from expensive seeds and chemical inputs. Nderitu is the director of the Grow Biointensive Agriculture Center of Kenya (G-BIACK)

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African Agriculture: AGRA - ‘Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa' is a major assault on seed sovereignty’

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa aims to revolutionize farming in Africa by various interventions including supporting research, farmer seed and fertilizer access and in various other ways.

Based in Kenya and chaired by Ghanaian former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, the organization is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. That automatically gave it deep pockets and prestige, making the organization an important agenda setter in African agriculture. But those who are opposed to ‘green revolution’ thinking look at the organization not as a welcome help to Africa’s agricultural challenges, but instead as a new threat...http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/02/201224152439941847.html



                                  GRAIN, November 04, 2014
                                          FULL REPORT
HOW DOES THE GATES FOUNDATION SPEND ITS MONEY TO "FEED THE WORLD" > http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5064-how-does-the-gates-foundation-spend-its-money-to-feed-the-world



BILL GATES, MONSANTO AND EUGENICS:  HOW ONE OF THE WORLD'S WEALTHIEST MEN IS ACTIVELY PROMOTING A CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF GLOBAL HEALTH, AGRICULTURE (FOOD) AND EDUCATION   http://sco.lt/51EymH



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BILL GATES DEFENDS FOCUS ON HIGH-TECH AGRICULTURE AND HIS INVESTMENT IN GENETICALLY ENGINEERED AG http://ganaderiamexico.blogspot.com/2012/03/bill-gates-defends-focus-on-high-tech.html

 

Op-ed:

GATES FOUNDATION SHOULD STEP AWAY FROM FUNDING GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS IN AFRICA  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3207727565/op-ed-gates-foundation-should-step-away-from-funding-genetically-modified-crops-in-africa

 

GATES FOUNDATION-LED GREEN REVOLUTION PROMOTES FALSE SOLUTIONS TO HUNGER IN AFRICA  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2792758616/gates-foundation-led-green-revolution-promotes-false-solutions-to-hunger-in-africa

 

August 8, 2013 Tech Rights
GATES FOUNDATION EXPANDS TO AFRICA TO PROFIT FROM WORLD'S POOREST http://techrights.org/2013/08/08/occupying-africa/

 

 ▶ THE CORPORATE 'PHILANTHROCAPITLISTS' TAKEOVER OF AFRICAN AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/6CHP3R

 

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Africa: Opposition to Biotech Giant Monsanto Growing Worldwide, New Report Shows

"Who will hold Monsanto responsible for the global depletion of biodiversity, soil erosion, and violations of peasant rights wrought by the application of petroleum-based inputs required by industrial agriculture?" asked Dena Hoff of the National Family Farm Coalition / La Via Campesina North America. "Farmers worldwide are resisting for food sovereignty, but the rest of the world must join us," she added. http://allafrica.com/stories/201204040324.html


 

African Women Farmers say NO to Western-style Big Ag Techniques http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/994770640/african-women-farmers-say-no-to-western-style-big-ag-techniques

 

Farms as components of complex ecosystems, not just food production machines http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1383598856/farms-as-components-of-complex-ecosystems-not-just-food-production-machines

 

African Agriculture: AGRA - ‘Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa' is a major assault on seed sovereignty http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1190139706/african-agriculture-agra-alliance-for-a-green-revolution-in-africa-is-a-major-assault-on-seed-sovereignty

 

African Food Sovereignty Must Focus on Building Locally-Controlled Food Systems http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1540154684/african-food-sovereignty-must-focus-on-building-locally-controlled-food-systems

 

Bill Gates, Monsanto, and eugenics: How one of the world’s wealthiest men is actively promoting a corporate takeover of global agriculture http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1349882762/bill-gates-monsanto-and-eugenics-how-one-of-the-world-s-wealthiest-men-is-actively-promoting-a-corporate-takeover-of-global-agriculture




                                  GRAIN, November 04, 2014

                                          FULL REPORT
HOW DOES THE GATES FOUNDATION SPEND ITS MONEY TO "FEED THE WORLD" >
  http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5064-how-does-the-gates-foundation-spend-its-money-to-feed-the-world

 

 

 

 

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PESTICIDES Top List of Possible Autism Causes: 4 BILLION Pounds dropped on our food supply each year

PESTICIDES Top List of Possible Autism Causes: 4 BILLION Pounds dropped on our food supply each year | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
At a recent autism conference, researchers said a combination of genetics and environmental exposures are among the main causes of autism.

 

According to the Environmental Protection Agency's Toxic Release Inventory, more than 2.5 billion pounds of toxic chemicals are released into the environment in the United States each year. And nearly 75 percent of the top 20 chemicals discharged into the environment are known or suspected developmental neurotoxicants. And that's not even including the 4 billion pounds of pesticides applied to food crops, on gardens, and in and around schools and homes each year.

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New Research: GMO Food Far Worse Than We Think. Their toxic chemical cocktails

New Research: GMO Food Far Worse Than We Think. Their toxic chemical cocktails | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Disturbing new research published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology indicates that genetically modified (GM) crops with "stacked traits" -- that is, with multiple traits such as glyphosate-herbicide resistance and Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) insecticidal toxins engineered together into the same plant, are likely far more dangerous to human health than previously believed, due to their synergistic toxicity.

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Chile stands up to Monsanto and GMO crops

Chile stands up to Monsanto and GMO crops | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
On March 21, the Chilean Transparency Council stood with its citizenry against Monsanto and other global seed corporations to protect Chileans' right to know about genetically engineered (GE) crops.
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MOROCCO "We'll do everything to stop the export-based industrial agri-agreement with Morocco"

MOROCCO "We'll do everything to stop the export-based industrial agri-agreement with Morocco" | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Why do you tenaciously oppose this agreement with Morocco?
- Because it is a very bad agreement for small Moroccan farmers who are looted by large companies, and for French, Spanish and Italian farmers who see the imports increase, destroying their ability to sell and live off their produce within Europe. This agreement is a disaster for agriculture, a disaster for employment on both sides of the Mediterranean, and it is also an ecological disaster, because we know it requires ten times more water to grow tomatoes in Morocco compared with Europe. My position is absolutely not directed against Morocco, my position is “small Moroccan producers and European farmers hand in hand against the free trade logic of the multinational corporations” which will systematically crush them..

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Bill Gates, Monsanto, and eugenics: How one of the world’s wealthiest men is actively promoting a corporate takeover of global agriculture

Bill Gates, Monsanto, and eugenics: How one of the world’s wealthiest men is actively promoting a corporate takeover of global agriculture | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it



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Pink Slime And Mad Cow Disease: Coming To A Burger Near You

Pink Slime And Mad Cow Disease: Coming To A Burger Near You | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Huffington Post:

This recent case of mad cow disease could be an isolated case. It could amount to nothing more than a fleeting news item. That, certainly, is what the U.S. meat industry would like officials to think, and what it would like consumers to believe.

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Street Riots Form in Response to Monsanto Intrusion into Nepal

Street Riots Form in Response to Monsanto Intrusion into Nepal | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
After the Nepalese government decided to allow Monsanto into their borders and subsequently force farmers to use genetically modified seeds, the citizens took to the streets.
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Autism and Disappearing Bees: A Common Denominator?

Autism and Disappearing Bees: A Common Denominator? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

The Salt Lake Tribune’s front page headline declared, "Highest rate in the nation, 1 in 32 Utah boys has autism." This is a national public health emergency, whose epicenter is Utah, Gov. Herbert. A more obscure story on the same day read: "New pesticides linked to bee population collapse." If you eat food, and hope to do so in the future, this is another national emergency, Pres. Obama. A common denominator may underlie both headlines.

 

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Global food system an international "public health disaster" – UN food expert

Global food system an international "public health disaster" – UN food expert | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Billions worldwide suffering from the...

LONDON (AlertNet) - The global food system is making people sick in rich and in poor countries and billions are suffering from the "hidden hunger" of a diet without sufficient nutrients, the United Nations’ expert on food has said.

He has previously highlighted how the global food system, dominated by a small number of transnational agrifood companies, marginalises farmers in developing countries and threatens food security.

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Spray Weeds With Vinegar instead of Herbicides?

Via @GreenSoil "I use pickling vinegar but 5 % will work"

Some home gardeners already use vinegar as a herbicide, and some garden stores sell vinegar pesticides. But no one has tested it scientifically until now.

Agricultural Research Service scientists offer the first scientific evidence that it may be a potent weedkiller that is inexpensive and environmentally safe--perfect for organic farmers.

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David Versus Monsanto - trailer

Watch the full film here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVgwqpvI1bg&feature=plcp&context=C32eabcfUDOEgsToPDskLIbsDybvGcv8Tt2Y63MtK7 For downloads and more i...
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Farms as components of complex ecosystems, not just food production machines

Nairobi, Kenya:

The "Whole Landscape" Approach: The idea of the initiative is to get governments, funders, researchers and farmers to look at farms not just as means for producing food, fiber, fuel and income, but also as components of complex ecosystems that provide a range of vital services, from clean air and water to wildlife habitat.

 

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African Women Farmers say NO to Western-style Big Ag Techniques

African Women Farmers say NO to Western-style Big Ag Techniques | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

 

WEST AFRICA—Escalating anxiety over the appropriation and control of land, seeds, and farming techniques by foreign governments and corporations—manifested in “land-grabbing,” seed monopolization, genetic modification, and the imposition of high-tech, water-, chemical-, and energy-intensive monocrops touted by The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is a Gates Foundation-funded initiative based in Nairobi and spearheaded by Kofi Annan, former secretary general of the U.N.

But a growing movement of local farmers—largely led by women—argue that the surest path to food security is securing food sovereignty. It’s a concept that was put forward in the early 90′s by Via Campesina, an international alliance of peasant, indigenous, and women’s organizations that advocates for communities’ control over how food is produced, and who gets to eat it.

Read the rest of this interview http://www.awid.org/Library/Women-Farmers-Feed-the-World

 

 

THE ROLE OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD PRODUCTION, POVERTY ERADICATION & CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/7IiuSP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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African Agriculture: Uganda: help save farmer-saved seed from GMOs onslaught

In an article that appeared in the The Monitor newspaper (Uganda), Richard Mugisha expresses concern that ‘genetic engineering of crops is being presented as the best and only alternative method of resolving the food crisis in Africa and particularly in Uganda, ignoring indigenous and sustainable systems of food production that are best known, affordable and controlled by the local people.’

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Insect Experts Issue 'Urgent' Warning On Using Biotech Seeds

Insect Experts Issue 'Urgent' Warning On Using Biotech Seeds | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
This week, a group of scientists sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urging farmers to stop planting genetically engineered corn with a certain gene because it will no longer protect them from the corn rootworm.
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Seeds Are The Key to a GMO-free Food Future

Seeds Are The Key to a GMO-free Food Future | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
A single food seed can be as tiny as a grain of sand. Yet many say the fate of the organic industry rests upon us to protect the integrity of these small vital inputs.
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Monsanto: Bovine Growth Hormones, GMO Food and Pig Patent Applications

In the 1950s, 1 in 33 died from cancer. Today, 1 in 3 die from cancer. The Monsanto Company, a United States-based multinational agricultural biotechnology c...
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Poland Is Latest Nation To Ban Monsanto's GMO Maize

Poland Is Latest Nation To Ban Monsanto's GMO Maize | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Poland's announcement comes less than a month after seven countries blocked a proposal by the Danish EU presidency to allow the cultivation of genetically-modified plants in Europe.
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Peru Passes Monumental Ten Year Ban on Genetically Engineered Foods

Peru Passes Monumental Ten Year Ban on Genetically Engineered Foods | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

In a massive blow to multinational agribiz corporations such as Monsanto, Bayer, and Dow, Peru has officially passed a law banning genetically modified ingredients anywhere within the country for a full decade before coming up for another review.

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Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields

Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Hungary has taken a bold stand against biotech giant “Monsanto” and genetic modification by destroying 1000 acres of maize found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds, according to Hungary deputy state secretary of the Minstry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar. Unlike many European Union countries, Hungary is a nation where genetically modified (GM) seeds are banned. In a similar stance against GM ingredients, Peru has also passed a 10 year ban on GM foods.

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Five Easy to Grow Mosquito Repelling Plants - NO PESTICIDES !!

Five Easy to Grow Mosquito Repelling Plants - NO PESTICIDES !! | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Many homeowners and outdoor enthusiasts are looking for ways to control mosquitoes. Here are 5 plants that will to help control them naturally.
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The Systemic Insecticides: A disaster in the making - Reviews

The Systemic Insecticides: A disaster in the making - Reviews | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

"The toxicologist Henk Tennekes from Experimental Toxicology Services Nederland at Zutphen has studied the distribution of neonicotinoids in the environment and their possible effects on pollinators and on the animals further up the food chain. In September 2010, Tennekes summarised his findings, which are also published in several research papers, in a book called The Systemic Insecticides: A Disaster in the Making, leaving absolutely no room for doubt regarding his conclusions.

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