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Environment: Commission asks Italy to strengthen laws on environmental liability

Environment: Commission asks Italy to strengthen laws on environmental liability | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Brussels – The Commission is concerned that Italy has incorrectly implemented EU legislation on environmental liability, leading to insufficient protection...
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A GAME CHANGER? Crowd-sourced Website Documents World's Entire Food System

A GAME CHANGER? Crowd-sourced Website Documents World's Entire Food System | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

A new, crowd-sourced website plans to document every angle of the food system. Given its stated aim of documenting "the entire food system", and given that ANYONE can upload photos and tell the story of their food, it seems like there is an opportunity for activists to tell the stories of the industrial food system through this platform too.


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Just Say No to GMO Music Video

Just Say No to GMO Music Video | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Just Say No to GMO music video and song by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews.com.
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CEREAL CRIMES: Farmers Talk Genetically Modified Crops - VIDEO

CEREAL CRIMES: Farmers Talk Genetically Modified Crops - VIDEO | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Michael Hart, a conventional livestock family farmer, has been farming in Cornwall for nearly thirty years and has actively campaigned on behalf of family farmers for over fifteen years, travelling extensively in Europe, India, Canada and the USA.

In this short documentary he investigates the reality of farming genetically modified crops in the USA ten years after their introduction. He travels across the US interviewing farmers and other specialists about their experiences of growing GM.

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GAMING THE SYSTEM: Largest Corporate Dairy, Biotech Firm and USDA Accused of Conspiring to Corrupt Rulemaking and Pollute Organics

GAMING THE SYSTEM: Largest Corporate Dairy, Biotech Firm and USDA Accused of Conspiring to Corrupt Rulemaking and Pollute Organics | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Watchdog Requests Federal Investigation, Files Ethics Charges WASHINGTON, DC: The Cornucopia Institute, an organic industry research and watchdog announced it has formally requested the USDA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) to investigate corruption at its National Organic Program resulting in the use of illegal synthetics in organic food and then allowing powerful corporations to “game the system” for approval “after the fact.”

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Infant Health at Risk – Corporations Polluting Organic Baby Food Formulas | VIDEO

Infant Health at Risk – Corporations Polluting Organic Baby Food Formulas | VIDEO | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Martek Biosciences DHA and ARA in infant formula are linked to infant illness. Keep organics a safe haven from unsafe and unproven synthetic ingredients: sign a petition to the USDA

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The Very Real Danger of Genetically Modified Foods

The Very Real Danger of Genetically Modified Foods | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
New research shows that when we eat we're consuming more than just vitamins and protein. Our bodies are also absorbing information.

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/01/the-very-real-danger-of-genetically-modified-foods/251051/

 

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USDA QUIETLY Greenlights Monsanto's Utterly Useless, POISONOUS New GMO Corn

USDA QUIETLY Greenlights Monsanto's Utterly Useless, POISONOUS  New GMO Corn | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
The agency has quietly deregulated drought-tolerant corn, which will benefit no one except Monsanto.
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Bio-fuels, Speculation, Land Grabs = Food Crisis

Bio-fuels, Speculation, Land Grabs = Food Crisis | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

New VIDEO report calls for sweeping agricultural reform...

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Global warming: Welcome to the age of mankind (and a polluted planet)

Global warming: Welcome to the age of mankind (and a polluted planet) | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Many scientists now believe that over the last 200 years, mankind’s impact on the Earth has become so powerful that we have ushered in a whole new geological age, which they call the Anthropocene, or Age of Man.

Scientists say the principal agents of this change are the machinery of the industrial age and its chemical toxins.
Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Global+warming+Welcome+mankind/6028981/story.html#ixzz1kESOJuSH

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OUR POLLINATORS ARE GOING...Are Pesticides Pushing Honeybee Die-offs Past the Tipping Point?

OUR POLLINATORS ARE GOING...Are Pesticides Pushing Honeybee Die-offs Past the Tipping Point? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Although news about honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has died down, commercial beekeepers have seen average population losses of about 30 percent each year since 2006. More than 70 crops they pollinate -- from almonds to apples to blueberries -- are in peril...http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/are-pesticides-pushing-honeybee-die-offs-past-the-tipping-point/#.UL1ZXYXZ03Z

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Panel Urges Comprehensive Study Of Nanotechnology Safety

A U.S. scientific panel is calling for a systematic study of the growing use of nanomaterials in industry, saying little is known about the risk of the microscopic particles increasingly being used in everythingNanotech: The Unknown Risks

Nanotechnology, now used in everything from computers to toothpaste, is booming. But as Carole Bass reported in 2008, there were already rising concerns that its development was outpacing our understanding of how to use it safely.
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 The National Research Council (NRC), part of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, noted that the use of nanomaterials — measured on the scale of billionths of a meter — is growing rapidly, rising from $225 billion in nanotechnology-based products in 2009 to an estimated $3 trillion by 2015.

http://e360.yale.edu/digest/panel_urges_comprehensive_study_of_nanotechnology_safety/3306/

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Sugar High: The Dark History and Nasty Methods Used to Feed Our Sweet Tooth

Sugar High: The Dark History and Nasty Methods Used to Feed Our Sweet Tooth | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Sugar is now 20 percent of the American diet, but it's not just our health that suffers from its pervasiveness.
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Food security and agriculture - the missing part of the picture

Food security and agriculture - the missing part of the picture | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
It’s been very clear – from the submissions to the Rio+20 compilation document, the
statements at Rio+20 preparatory meetings, and in numerous research papers- that food security and sustainable agriculture need serious attention at the Rio+20 Conference in June. A commitment to resilient and equitable food system must be the goal.

Via CGIAR Climate, Alan Yoshioka
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AFRICA: Sowing Seeds Right Where They Are: Climate Change and Desertification

AFRICA: Sowing Seeds Right Where They Are: Climate Change and Desertification | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Confronting climate change and poverty, a new crop of city farmers comes of age in Africa

Some 15 million Africans abandon the countryside every year in pursuit of better lives in the city. Climate change and further desertification will only exacerbate that trend. How will these ballooning urban populations survive? The best strategy, they're finding, is to begin sowing seeds right where they are.

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Greens of Serbia protest demanding ban on GMO

Greens of Serbia protest demanding ban on GMO | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

They are demanding that parliament should soon include in its agenda a bill to ban the production, trade, import and transport of genetically modified organisms.

The party filed its motion signed by 36,000 citizens and a draft bill to the parliament on October 26, 2011.

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GM crops undermining sustainable weed control and sustainable agriculture

This BioScience piece documents not only the current state of glyphosate resistant weeds, but also ties the development of genetically engineered herbicide resistant crops, especially 2,4-D and dicamba resistant crops, to the decline of sustainable weed management, and to the decline of sustainable agriculture more generally.

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COULD IT BE? More evidence links pesticides to hyperactivity

A growing body of evidence is suggesting that exposure to organophosphate pesticides is a prime cause of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD. The findings are considered plausible to many...
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INDIA: ‘If farmers are the backbone of the economy, then it is fractured'

INDIA: ‘If farmers are the backbone of the economy, then it is fractured' | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Much of the crop loss and farmers suicides happen only in areas where there is monocropping. Can you ever show me an instance of failure in multi-cropping?”

 

Publicly funded GMO research in India exposed as fraud to secretly sneak in Monsanto seeds http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/986300205/publicly-funded-gmo-research-in-india-exposed-as-fraud-to-secretly-sneak-in-monsanto-seeds

 

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Monsanto's GMO Corn Linked To Organ Failure, Study Reveals

Monsanto's GMO Corn Linked To Organ Failure, Study Reveals | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
In a study released by the International Journal of Biological Sciences, analyzing the effects of genetically modified foods on mammalian health, researchers found that agricultural giant Monsanto's GM corn is linked to organ damage in rats.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/12/monsantos-gmo-corn-linked_n_420365.html

 

Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in US children as new study links chemicals used on corn http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2745332899/cancer-is-the-leading-cause-of-death-by-disease-in-us-children-as-new-study-links-chemicals-used-on-corn-to-the-disease

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VIDEO: The Lunacy of Economic Growth - Vandana Shiva

VIDEO: The Lunacy of Economic Growth  - Vandana Shiva | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

We Cannot "grow" our way out of the global financial, food and social dilemma

International Forum On Globalization - Vandana Shiva...


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A road map for food security as the climate changes - A gold mine for #GMO, Big Ag and LandGrabs

A road map for food security as the climate changes - A gold mine for #GMO, Big Ag and LandGrabs | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Jan 23, 2012 - While last month's climate negotiations in Durban made incremental progress toward helping farmers adapt to climate change and reduce agriculture's climate footprint, a group of international agricu...
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YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW: New Video Underscores Need to Label Genetically Engineered Food

YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW: New Video Underscores Need to Label Genetically Engineered Food | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

"Labels Matter" tells the story of three women who share a belief in the right to know, but for entirely different reasons. video by Food, Inc. Director

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At the Nexus of Agrofuels, Land Grabs and Hunger – Part 1

At the Nexus of Agrofuels, Land Grabs and Hunger – Part 1 | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

While the United Nations climate talks in Durban enter their ninth day of political feet-dragging, researchers and peasants around the world are busy connecting the dots between so- called "green climate solutions", industrialised agriculture and chronic hunger.

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PATENTLY OFFENSIVE: Trouble with Transgenic Drift of Genetically Modified Organisms

PATENTLY OFFENSIVE: Trouble with Transgenic Drift of Genetically Modified Organisms | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
A June 2011 ABC News poll found that 93 percent of Americans believe that genetically modified foods should be labeled.

 

Despite consumer opposition, adoption of transgenic crops has been rapid in the U.S., but limited in the main to the major commodity crops, of which genetically engineered varieties now make up the vast majority: soybean (93% transgenic in 2010), cotton (88%) corn (86%), and canola (64%).

 

In Europe, on the other hand....

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