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Cancer in a Can: The Shocking True Story of how Pringles are Made

Cancer in a Can: The Shocking True Story of how Pringles are Made | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
By Dr. Mercola To understand the nature of Pringles and other stackable chips, forget the notion that they come from actual potatoes in any recognizable way.
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These articles address food, water and environment issues that relate to farmers and consumers to enable their personal and local control over those matters
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Trump halts Interior’s elephant trophy decision

Trump halts Interior’s elephant trophy decision | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Trump’s sudden tweet halted a decision by his own administration, announced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday, to end a 2014 government ban on big game trophy hunting in Zimbabwe and Zambia.
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16,000 scientists sign dire warning to humanity

16,000 scientists sign dire warning to humanity | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
16,000 scientists from 184 countries have published a second warning to humanity that we need to change our wicked ways to help the planet.
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Un détecteur de plomb dans l’eau fabriqué par une enfant de 11 ans !

Un détecteur de plomb dans l’eau fabriqué par une enfant de 11 ans ! | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Une jeune américaine d’une dizaine d’années à peine a mis au point un appareil ayant la capacité de déceler la présence de plomb dans l’eau. Le fait est que ce détecteur serait plus efficace que les moyens déjà connus. Le plomb est une substance toxique largement traitée dans un vaste dossier publié en août 2017 … More
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Safe Water Enterprises – Sustainable drinking water supply for Africa I Siemens Stiftung

Safe Water Enterprises – Sustainable drinking water supply for Africa I Siemens Stiftung | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Siemens Stiftung’s Safe Water Enterprises are taking an entrepreneurial approach to improving the drinking water supply in rural Africa.
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As Elon Musk Proposes Taking Over Power Authority, Puerto Ricans Demand Community-Owned Solar Power | Amy Goodman | DemocracyNow!

As Elon Musk Proposes Taking Over Power Authority, Puerto Ricans Demand Community-Owned Solar Power | Amy Goodman | DemocracyNow! | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

While in Puerto Rico this past weekend, Democracy Now! spoke to Ángel Figueroa Jaramillo, the head of UTIER, the electrical workers’ union in Puerto Rico, about Elon Musk’s proposal to make Puerto Rico the model of sustainable energy.


We also visited the Casa Sol Bed and Breakfast in San Juan, which runs entirely on solar power.


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FL: High Water Levels Threaten the Health of Lake Okeechobee | Dr. Paul Gray | FloridaAudubon.org

FL: High Water Levels Threaten the Health of Lake Okeechobee | Dr. Paul Gray | FloridaAudubon.org | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

As the full impacts of Hurricane Irma on Florida’s natural ecosystems become known, it is clear that some of the most destructive effects will be on Lake Okeechobee. Audubon has already reported that according to University of Florida biologists, 44 Everglade Snail Kite nests were destroyed by hurricane winds and high rainfall. But even greater damage to the lake’s ecosystem and Audubon’s Lake Okeechobee Sanctuaries are on the horizon as a result of the long-term impacts of deep dirty water.

The target range for Lake Okeechobee’s water levels is between 12.5 and 15.5 feet in order to protect ecological resources and the safety of the Herbert Hoover Dike that surrounds the lake. Lake Okeechobee is now above 17 feet- its highest level in more than a decade.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, ongoing repairs to the earthen dike, an important safety project, have received a lot of attention. Despite there being no evidence that more water can be safely stored in the lake after repairs are complete, the dike rehabilitation is frequently misconstrued as a water storage project. But current conditions are demonstrating in real time the devastating ecological impacts of holding more water in Lake Okeechobee.


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Where have all the insects gone?

Where have all the insects gone? | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Surveys in German nature reserves point to a dramatic decline in insect biomass
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I knew it wasn’t my imagination! For years Ive said I don’t see the same amount of insects or birds I once saw. This year we let our side yard go... I was shocked at the life a saw when I cut it at the end of the summer... I felt like a human tsunami going through our large lot where so many insects had made their home over the summer. I noticed for the first time in 20 years those small lavender butterflies that once were found around creeks in flurrying bunches. I loved them! For the first time in years I saw them and they were right in our yard... now I see they love seeding low grasses ... the kind most of us always keep cut before they seed. I hated our unkept yard this summer and I’m sure some neighbors hated it more... but the life I saw flourish in it was awesome... even my favorite hard to find weed came back and I replanted some where I want them to remain. Maybe we will keep a grass bed next year just for the bugs.forvthose
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 New Study: Glyphosate persists! And European top soils are contaminated with it.

 New Study: Glyphosate persists! And European top soils are contaminated with it. | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

Persistently Toxic dead green leaf turning yellow and brown For decades, Monsanto has claimed that the glyphosate in its Roundup herbicide breaks down so quickly that we shouldn’t worry about the chemical’s impact on soils. Independent scientists (i.e., scientists not funded by the chemical industry) have disagreed.


A new research study[1] from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and two Dutch laboratories shows that 45% of Europe’s top soil contains glyphosate residues, demonstrating the over-reliance of the EU agricultural model on this harmful herbicide chemical. In contrast to what its manufactures[2] purport, glyphosate persists in soils affecting not only soil fertility and crop quality, but also human and environmental health. 


The -soon available online- research study by the Dutch University of Wageningen and Rikilt laboratories, jointly with the JRC, reveals that among 317 EU soil samples of arable land, 42% contained AMPA, the most toxic metabolite of glyphosate, while glyphosate was found in 21% of the soils; 18% of the samples had both. The study was conducted in six crop systems along 11 EU member states comprising soils under different geographical and climatic conditions. 

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Big Ag's 'World Food Prize' Is Nothing but a Slick Propaganda Campaign | Katherine Paul | AlterNet.org

Big Ag's 'World Food Prize' Is Nothing but a Slick Propaganda Campaign | Katherine Paul | AlterNet.org | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

On Thursday, the World Food Prize will be ceremoniously bestowed on yet another cheerleader for degenerative agriculture.

This year’s award goes to Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina of Nigeria, president of the African Development Bank, and a proud supporter of Big Ag and Biotech. In his words, Adesina says he works to "help farmers rise to the top of the value chain by industrializing agriculture."

In the lead-up to World Food Day (October 16) and Thursday's ceremony, I’ve received a series of emails with the subject line, “How Iowa is feeding the world.” The email invitations contain glowing praise for industrial, degenerative agriculture—the type that kills healthy soil life, has ruined Iowa’s water and produces pesticide-contaminated food.


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63 million Americans exposed to unsafe drinking water

63 million Americans exposed to unsafe drinking water | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Six decades of industrial dumping, farming pollution and water plant and pipe deterioration have taken a toll on local water systems.
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Sécheresse estivale : les conséquences se font toujours sentir dans le Sud de la France

Sécheresse estivale : les conséquences se font toujours sentir dans le Sud de la France | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Cette année se caractérise par une faible recharge des nappes et une sécheresse marquée cet été. Les conséquences concernent aussi bien la biodiversité que la production d'énergie. Certains départements du Sud-Est restent dans une situation tendue.

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Mom was right: You should really be eating your broccoli

Mom was right: You should really be eating your broccoli | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Get your gut health right with the oft-shunned and kid-despised cruciferous vegetable, which offers numerous digestive health benefits.

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5 Ways You’re Turning off Audiences with Bad Video Marketing

5 Ways You’re Turning off Audiences with Bad Video Marketing | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Learn how to stop killing the joy in your video marketing efforts with 5 simple tips from Tim Washer.
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Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A total of 210,000 gallons of oil leaked Thursday from the Keystone Pipeline in Marshall County, South Dakota, the pipeline's operator, TransCanada, said.
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8 Most Hydrating Drinks Besides Water

8 Most Hydrating Drinks Besides Water | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Here are the 10 most hydrating drinks besides water that you must have to keep yourself energized and active through the day.

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Impact of Water-Vending Kiosks and Hygiene Education on Household Drinking Water Quality in Rural Ghana

Impact of Water-Vending Kiosks and Hygiene Education on Household Drinking Water Quality in Rural Ghana | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Innovative solutions are essential to improving global access to potable water for nearly 1 billion people. This study presents an independent investigation of one alternative by examining for-profit water-vending kiosks, WaterHealth Centers (WHCs), i
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Danone: 2 nouveaux investissements pour l'accès à l'eau.

(CercleFinance.com) - Danone Communities, l'incubateur d'entreprises sociales de Danone, a annoncé aujourd'hui deux nouveaux investissements visant à développer l'accès à l'eau potable en Haïti, au Kenya, au Rwanda et en Ouganda

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Développer l'accès à l'eau potable est bien sûr un progrès indéniable, en particulier pour les femmes qui sont souvent chargées de la corvée d'eau ce qui n'est pas sans impact sur la scolarisation. Pourtant, cette annonce pose question sur le point du devenir de cette eau rendue accessible. L'accès à l'eau entraîne une plus forte consommation de cette eau et donc une production plus importante d'eaux usées. Or rien n'indique que l'accès à l'eau soit couplé à la mise en place d'un système de traitement des eaux usées. Le risque est ainsi fort que ces investissements contribuent à terme à une dégradation des ressources et à une question sanitaire renforcée.

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Puerto Rico: As Whitefish Contract Faces Scrutiny, Fluor and Other Companies Move to Privatize Water | Amy Goodman | DemocracyNow!

Puerto Rico: As Whitefish Contract Faces Scrutiny, Fluor and Other Companies Move to Privatize Water | Amy Goodman | DemocracyNow! | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

We look at the recovery of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, which dominated a Senate hearing Tuesday and was supposed to be the focus of another hearing in the House today, before it was canceled. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz was set to testify at the hearing alongside FEMA chief Brock Long.


Earlier Tuesday, Long testified before the Senate that his agency had nothing to do with approving the controversial $300 million no-bid contract with Whitefish Energy, a tiny company based in the Montana hometown of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.


Meanwhile, Democracy Now!’s Juan González says other companies are moving in to privatize other services on the island, such as the public water utility.


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Puerto Rico at risk for private take over of public interest like water utilities.

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MA: WHOI's Sea Grant Program Receives Grants for Aquaculture Reasearch | CapeCod.com

MA: WHOI's Sea Grant Program Receives Grants for Aquaculture Reasearch | CapeCod.com | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)’s Woods Hole Sea Grant program recently received two awards totaling $650,000 to support research aimed at increasing the state’s aquaculture production.


One project will aim to simplify the process and reduce the cost of obtaining permits to farm marine species in U.S. Waters.

Led by Hauke Kite-Powell, a research specialist at WHOI, the project will conduct fisheries, protected species, shipping industry, and other reviews on selected offshore areas in advance, to reduce the regulatory burden for aquaculture growers.


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Tesla Turns Power Back On At Children's Hospital In Puerto Rico

Tesla Turns Power Back On At Children's Hospital In Puerto Rico | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The hospital offers services to some 3,000 young patients. Tesla's solar system is reportedly providing the hospital with all the electricity it needs.
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Marine Biological Lab Developing New Seaweed Harvest Methods | CapeCod.com

Marine Biological Lab Developing New Seaweed Harvest Methods | CapeCod.com | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

The Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods hole has received a grant to develop innovative cultivation and harvesting technologies for year round production of seaweeds in tropical and subtropical U.S. Waters.

The award is one of 18 projects funded by an arm of the federal Department of Energy. Termed the Mariner project, the effort seeks to develop the U.S. as the world leader and largest producer of microalgae, or seaweed.

Presently microalgae is primarily used as food for humans but there is a growing opportunity for seaweed production for use as fuel, chemical feedstock and animal feed.

“By demonstrating the cost effective production of microalgae without utilizing scarce land and freshwater resources, we expect to show that microalgae aquaculture dramatically improves the current economic and ecological performance of algae as a source of biofuel and bioproducts,” said MBL Associate Scientist Loretta Roberson, principal investigator on the project.


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94% of U.S. tap water contaminated by plastic fibers — including from the faucets at Trump Tower

94% of U.S. tap water contaminated by plastic fibers — including from the faucets at Trump Tower | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Worldwide, more than 80% of the water samples researches tested contained microscopic-sized plastic fibers.
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Circle of Blue: Reporting the competition between water, food, and energy in a changing climate

Circle of Blue: Reporting the competition between water, food, and energy in a changing climate | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Our intense focus on water and its relationships to food, energy, & health has created a new model of front-line reporting, data  collection, and convening.
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Find Your Garden Style - Garden Design

Find Your Garden Style - Garden Design | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Just like the inside of your home has a decorating style, your garden should have its own design style. See examples of popular garden styles including, Japanese gardens, modern gardens, cottage gardens and more.
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