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Upcoming Training: Sustainable Agriculture and Solar Water Pumps

Upcoming Training: Sustainable Agriculture and Solar Water Pumps | Food and water security | Scoop.it

June 9-15, 2013 Trees, Water & People, Lakota Solar Enterprises, and Solar Energy International are working together to bring you a training on sustainable agriculture. Key components of the tr...


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Why is the Gates foundation investing in GM giant Monsanto?

Why is the Gates foundation investing in GM giant Monsanto? | Food and water security | Scoop.it
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's investments in Monsanto and Cargill have come under heavy criticism. Is it time for the foundation to come clean on its visions for agriculture in developing countries?

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Another Win for Monsanto: US Raises Allowable Levels of Glyphosate Roundup Herbicide in Food Crops

Another Win for Monsanto: US Raises Allowable Levels of Glyphosate Roundup Herbicide in Food Crops | Food and water security | Scoop.it
  Biotech giant Monsanto has been awarded yet another victory by the federal government thanks to a recent Environmental Protection Agency decision to allow larger traces of the herbicide glyp...

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Dry Farming Grows in West; Alltech, Kentucky State Form Sustainable Agriculture Alliance

Dry Farming Grows in West; Alltech, Kentucky State Form Sustainable Agriculture Alliance | Food and water security | Scoop.it
Drought conditions and hot summer months are pushing many California farmers toward dry farming — and producing more flavorful produce, NPR reports.

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No-Till Farming: What’s the Deal?

No-Till Farming: What’s the Deal? | Food and water security | Scoop.it
According to geologist David Montgomery, author of Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations, the world loses roughly 23 billion tons of good soil each year. At this rate, it will all be gone within 150 years.

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Heads up on food security and farming !! Hat tip to the ModernFarmer.com

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why we study human right

Human rights are something we all share. They are about recognising the value and dignity of all people. In learning about human rights, we learn about ideas of respect, fairness, justice and equality. We learn about standing up for our own rights and about our responsibility to respect the rights of others. Understanding human rights shapes our thinking and our actions because human rights are about real-life issues.
They are about:
• having clean water to drink and food to eat;
• being able to go to school or have a job; and
• being treated fairly by others, regardles


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Illinois illegally seizes Bees Resistant to Monsanto's Roundup; Kills remaining Queens

Illinois illegally seizes Bees Resistant to Monsanto's Roundup; Kills remaining Queens | Food and water security | Scoop.it
The Illinois Ag Dept.  illegally seized privately owned bees from renowned naturalist, Terrence Ingram, without providing him with a search warrant and before the court hearing on the matter, repor...

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Study reveals GMO corn to be highly toxic

Study reveals GMO corn to be highly toxic | Food and water security | Scoop.it
A leaked study examining genetically-modified corn reveals that the lab-made alternative to organic crops contains a startling level of toxic chemicals.

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The Anatomy of Growth: Five pillars to fuel dyn...

The Anatomy of Growth: Five pillars to fuel dyn... | Food and water security | Scoop.it
The Anatomy of Growth: Five pillars to fuel dynamic growth in your organization | Social Enterprise Today on Training, eBook, Social Media & Web Design curated by Marco Favero (The Anatomy of Growth: Five pillars to fuel dynamic growth in your organization...

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Ensuring food security: Key resources - SciDev.Net

Ensuring food security: Key resources
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The website from the 'Making the Connection' conference, organised last year by several international organisations, hosts comprehensive information on agricultural value chains for smallholders.

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Monsanto took over regulatory bodies all over the world to lobby GMO

Monsanto took over regulatory bodies all over the world to lobby GMO | Food and water security | Scoop.it
Monsanto is trying to take full control of the world’s seed supply for a greater profit, hiding any report of damage GMO does to the ecosystem and human health, Jeffrey M. Smith, GMO researcher from the Institute for Responsible Technology, told RT.

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Chile just got really good at creating drinking water from fog

Chile just got really good at creating drinking water from fog | Food and water security | Scoop.it
John WalkerMakes you thirsty, doesn’t it?
Who’d like a tall glass of fog?

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Thirst: Water and Power in the Ancient World by Steven Mithen – review

Thirst: Water and Power in the Ancient World by Steven Mithen – review | Food and water security | Scoop.it
An informative and important study of the lessons to be learned from past civilisations
Today the world faces a water crisis.

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A very good read for those concerned about global water security. Should be required reading for water security professionals.

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Increasing Agricultural Productivity and Enhancing Food Security in Africa

Increasing Agricultural Productivity and Enhancing Food Security in Africa | Food and water security | Scoop.it

Last week, leaders from across Africa met in Addis Abba, Ethiopia to discuss issues of agricultural productivity. Check out the resources section for conference papers related to the importance of promoting smallholder agriculture for food security on the continent.  


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20 Ways to build a whole food kitchen on a half price budget - Off-Grid

20 Ways to build a whole food kitchen on a half price budget - Off-Grid | Food and water security | Scoop.it
20 Ways to build a whole food kitchen on a half price budget
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From one side you are assaulted by food-like substances in brightly labeled packages, some even touting exaggerated health benefits from the toxins within.

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