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Apple Extract Kills Colon Cancer Cells Better Than Chemotherapy Drugs

Apple Extract Kills Colon Cancer Cells Better Than Chemotherapy Drugs | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
by Ethan Evers | Natural News Recent studies have discovered that natural compounds called Oligosaccharides, derived from apples, killed up to 46 percent of human colon cancer cells in vitro, and outperformed the most commonly used chemo drug by a...
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Pacific Islanders sail 11,000km to deliver message of ocean protection

Pacific Islanders sail 11,000km to deliver message of ocean protection | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A fleet of four Polynesian vaka travelled to Sydney for the World Parks Congress carrying a simple message: the ocean may be vast but it is not limitless, it needs protecting
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Syngenta Faces Dozens of Lawsuits Over GMO Seed

Syngenta Faces Dozens of Lawsuits Over GMO Seed | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
LaCrosse Tribune by David Pitt DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Agrochemicals giant Syngenta is facing a growing number of lawsuits challenging its release of a genetically modified corn seed that China had not approved for import, with losses to farmers...
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Membership in Unions Supporting Obama on Keystone Rejection Outnumbers Those Against | InsideClimate News

Membership in Unions Supporting Obama on Keystone Rejection Outnumbers Those Against | InsideClimate News | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON—A barrage of industry-led advertising and lobbying urging President Obama to "put jobs ahead of politics" has fueled the impression that labor unions universally champion the Keystone XL oil pipeline. But that myth was blown apart just minutes after the president rejected the $7 billion project on Jan. 18.
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This article is a bit old...I'm saving it here to do research to see what is going on now so that I can refer to it later. Someone said "ALL" unions support the XL oil pipeline and I'm beginning to look into that. "ALL" is usually a questionable number.

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4 Myths About Juice Cleansing

4 Myths About Juice Cleansing | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
By: Cari Nierenberg, Live Science Contributor Published: 11/17/2014 09:47 AM EST on LiveScience There's nothing wrong with drinking juice, although it's not as healthful as eating fresh fruits and vegetables, which are packed with vitamins,...
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Even McDonald’s Rejects New GMO Potato in French Fries

Even McDonald’s Rejects New GMO Potato in French Fries | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Ever since the USDA recently approved the first genetically modified potato for planting in the US, individuals across the country became concerned that their supermarket potatoes would be tainted with a new GMO creation.
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Let's hope!

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How Monsanto’s GMO Creations Caused 291,000 Suicides in India

How Monsanto’s GMO Creations Caused 291,000 Suicides in India | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
It is no secret that Monsanto is making life difficult for countless farmers in America with its parented seeds.
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This is a Recent History lesson in case you haven't heard this yet.

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Biotech Bully: Monsanto Sues State over Newly Victorious GMO Ban

Biotech Bully: Monsanto Sues State over Newly Victorious GMO Ban | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
On November 4th, citizens of the Hawaiian island Maui successfully voted to prohibit any growth and testing or cultivation of genetically modified crops until scientific studies prove their safety.
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They want a fight. I hope Hawaii wins big! Those Islands had healthy wonderful food on that land for as long as can be sighted or dreamed before Monsanto turned up.

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New ‘Solar Cloth’ Allows Solar Cells To Be Stretched Across Parking Lots, Stadiums

New ‘Solar Cloth’ Allows Solar Cells To Be Stretched Across Parking Lots, Stadiums | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A Solar Cloth array over a parking lot.
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A British start-up has developed a way for parking lots and structures with roofs that can’t take much weight to harness the power of the sun.
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The Planet Just Had Its Hottest October On Record

The Planet Just Had Its Hottest October On Record | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reports that last month was the hottest October in more than 120 years of record-keeping — by far. This follows the hottest September, August, June, and March-May in JMA’s records!
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Water Board works on opposition letter - West Hawaii Today

Water Board works on opposition letter - West Hawaii Today | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Hawaii County’s Water Board is in unanimous opposition to a move by the National Park Service asking the state Commission on Water Resource Management to give the area served by the Keauhou aquifer a state water management area designation.
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Non-GMO Project Making Waves - Guardian Liberty Voice

Non-GMO Project Making Waves - Guardian Liberty Voice | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
With the evolution of the agricultural market expanding on a commercial level, some organizations like Monsanto have dominated the market for the last century with their genetically modified foods.
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German Supermarket Giants Demand Return to GMO-Free Fed Poultry - Global GMO Free Coalition

German Supermarket Giants Demand Return to GMO-Free Fed Poultry - Global GMO Free Coalition | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
​Germany’s top supermarkets, the powerhouses of Europe when it comes to retail, have delivered a blow to the biotech industry by forcing the German poultry industry to return to the use of non-GMO feed.
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World Parks Congress: call to extend no-take share of marine protected areas

World Parks Congress: call to extend no-take share of marine protected areas | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The world’s oceans need expanded regions where fishing is barred to help preserve fragile ecosystems and protect them from “a silent storm” driven by climate change.
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Roads vs. the Environment: Where the 'Conflict Zones' Are - CityLab

Roads vs. the Environment: Where the 'Conflict Zones' Are - CityLab | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
"Road Map" shows where economic benefits from roads are as high as the danger they pose to the environment.
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Rise in Weight Linked to Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

Rise in Weight Linked to Cognitive Decline in Older Adults | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
New research links obesity in older adults to shrinkage of the brain's memory-forming hippocampus—an indicator of cognitive decline.
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Everything You Need To Know To Throw A Successful Thanksgiving

Everything You Need To Know To Throw A Successful Thanksgiving | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it's time to start some serious planning -- we're talking about moving beyond the pinning of your favorite turkey and side recipes.
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Victoria Haneveer's curator insight, November 18, 2014 12:14 PM

If you want to ensure your Thanksgiving goes without a hitch... read this!

Chris Becker's curator insight, November 18, 2014 4:57 PM

Brine or No Brine?

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International Fisheries Body Raises Quota On Endangered Bluefin Tuna

International Fisheries Body Raises Quota On Endangered Bluefin Tuna | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
MILAN (AP) — A multi-nation fisheries body has increased the quotas on Bluefin tuna fished in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea amid early signs of population recovery, raising concern among conservationists.
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These Vegetarian Meatballs Are Made With Eggplant, And They're The Real Deal

These Vegetarian Meatballs Are Made With Eggplant, And They're The Real Deal | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
By their name alone, meatballs subtly hint at their main ingredient -- meat. And yet, these vegetarian meatballs are made with no meat at all, and they pull off the good work that a good meatball does.
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Study: Olive Leaf Extract as Effective as Typical Diabetes Drugs

Study: Olive Leaf Extract as Effective as Typical Diabetes Drugs | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Auckland have discovered that olive leaf extract has the ability to decrease insulin resistance and increase the production of insulin by the pancreas.
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List of pipeline accidents in the United States in the 21st century - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

List of pipeline accidents in the United States in the 21st century

A bulldozer ruptured a 12-inch diameter NGL pipeline on Rt. 36 south of Abilene, Texas on September 7. An Abilene police detective, with 21 years of service, was severely burned when the vapors ignited, and later died. Nearby, a woman saved herself by going underwater in her swimming pool.

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Call your Senator today...Tuesday.....They may vote on Keystone today. There is no reason to rush on these pipes and every reason to think it through. All the spin is in the corporate favor even on PBS. There is a surprise... If nothing else don't give these companies a free or cheap ride through your property or state...They don't plan this activity as a community service...so think like they would and drain every dime you can from their pockets...if they can't afford it then we should pull together and buy what they will have to sale.....Isn't that what they do? If they say it will run our cost up then that's OK we will run their cost up as well...Two can play that threat. These people are not in business to do us a favor or often not even a service...so think like them...if it's about the money make it our big gain. After all if we are willing to burn the earth up and rape the planet for it we might as well at least get cut into the deal for more than peanuts...WE ARE CAPITALIST AREN'T WE?  IT'S TIME TO ACT LIKE CAPTIALIST AND PLAY OUR HAND WISELY.....We do hold a stacked deck against them don't we? If these companies and rich men and women whine that we need what they have ...Well they need what we have as well right??? I say charge them up front the full value of every property they run through as collateral on  risk then royalties on top of that for as long as the oil  runs. State will tax on the amount of oil run through on public lands and hold them 100% accountable for any environmental damages or losses not to be forgiven even if they go  bankrupt. What do you say fellow capitalist? Are you in?

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Hundreds Rally Against Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline In Massachusetts

Hundreds Rally Against Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline In Massachusetts | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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Hundreds of residents from three Northeastern states rallied against a proposed natural gas pipeline Saturday, saying that the proposal isn’t worth the possible damage a pipeline could inflict on the environment.
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The Best Cover Crop for Fall

The Best Cover Crop for Fall | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Let your plants do double duty in protecting your soil in the fall and getting your garden ready for spring.
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JOHN BEGNAUD: Remain water-smart even in winter - San Angelo Standard Times

JOHN BEGNAUD: Remain water-smart even in winter - San Angelo Standard Times | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Even after general rains, cooling temperatures and the end of the active growing season for most plants, water conservation continues. Wise use of water will be important forever, but maybe someday without thinking.
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Climate Change Denier to Oversee U.S. Environmental Policy - Vocativ

Climate Change Denier to Oversee U.S. Environmental Policy - Vocativ | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
James Inhofe, the Hill's most outspoken global warming skeptic, will take over the Senate's top environmental job
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Felicite Joseph Grajille's curator insight, November 14, 2014 4:29 AM

Change is unavoidable>>>>>>