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Why toxic chemicals keep sneaking into our food | DW Environment |

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The ongoing scandal over contaminated eggs has raised serious concerns about food safety. How can we ensure the quality of products we buy - and eat? And how do illegal substances end up on our plates at all?

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A Farm For The Future (BBC Documentary)

A Farm For The Future (BBC Documentary) | News Worthy | Scoop.it

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New York City Health Department, along with GrowNYC and Corbin Hill Food Project, launch Farm to Preschool

New York City Health Department, along with GrowNYC and Corbin Hill Food Project, launch Farm to Preschool | News Worthy | Scoop.it
Locally grown produce is coming to 11 preschools across the city.

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Tepco Moves To Block US Sailors' New $1B Fukushima Suit

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Tokyo Electric Power Co. Inc. said Thursday that a group of U.S. Navy rescue personnel, who filed a $1 billion class action over their alleged exposure to nuclear radiation from the Fukushima power plant, can’t amend their complaint because it wouldn’t fix its inherent problems.

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Agrium Inks Deal with Monsanto for Climate Pro Technology

Agrium Inc. ( AGU ) has entered into an agreement with Monsanto Company ( MON ), wherein, Monsanto will offer the use of its Climate Pro platform to Crop Production Service's ("CPS") grower customers. CPS is the retail unit of Agrium.

CPS remains focused on providing customers with the products and services required to grow the best quality crops. The Climate Pro platform will fit well with CPS's present comprehensive precision agriculture products and services offering, known as Echelon.

Precision agriculture is an integrated information farming system offering the latest farming technology and data management. In Mar 2014, Agrium announced that it has rebranded its precision agriculture platform as Echelon, which includes best in class solutions for precision soil sampling, variable rate nutrient and seeding recommendations, yield data analysis, weather monitoring, precision field scouting and tissue sampling, aerial imagery analysis, record keeping and reporting. Echelon's compatibility with most major equipment and controller makers allows farmers to access and act on their data from one system.

 

Agrium, through its Echelon brand, provides growers with easy access to their information and expanding the technology solutions which offers continual focus on seeding rates, nitrogen management and advanced analytics. Echelon is currently available across the U.S. and Canada.
Agrium released its first-quarter 2014 results last month. The company's profit tumbled in the quarter as unusually cold weather in North America hit its businesses. Reduced railway availability and lower prices for nutrients in the wholesale business also weighed on the bottom line.
Agrium posted profit from continuing operations of $12 million or 8 cents per share in the reported quarter, falling roughly 92% from $146 million or 98 cents per share logged a year ago.

Agrium is a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock.

Other companies in the basic materials sector worth considering are Compass Minerals International Inc. ( CMP ) and Yara International ASA ( YARIY ). While Compass Minerals holds a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), Yara International carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).



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Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Announces Operation GrindStop 2014 - YouTube

June 17, 2014 - Operation GrindStop 2014 Campaign Launch Press Conference in the Faroe Islands: Sea Shepherd Global's Director of Ship Operations Captain Pet...

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We support Sea Shepard's efforts and applaud all of their hard work!

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Sign the petition: BP must restore the Gulf of Mexico for dolphins!

Sign the petition: BP must restore the Gulf of Mexico for dolphins! | News Worthy | Scoop.it
It's been four years since BP's disastrous spill, but dolphins, turtles, and communities are still suffering. You can help!

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Water Cut-off in U.S. City Violates Human Rights, Say Activists | Inter Press Service

Water Cut-off in U.S. City Violates Human Rights, Say Activists | Inter Press Service | News Worthy | Scoop.it

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, June 22, 2014 9:45 AM

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When the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Water visited the United States last year, Food & Water Watch wrote a report delineating violations of the human right to water and sanitation across the country, primarily in rural, Latino and immigrant, Native American and homeless communities.

Grant said water shutoffs for non-payment are one way these violations are occurring.

In Detroit and other cities, she pointed out, households can lose access to drinking water and wastewater service when they cannot afford to pay their water bills.


The few low-income assistance programmes that exist are inadequate and fail to meet the needs of struggling households, she added.



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Government silent as questions mount about asbestos danger

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Government provides few answers, but agrees to allow the mineral’s listing on a hazardous-substances treaty (Why won't the federal government declare there are no safe uses for asbestos, the top workplace killer in Canada?
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HUGE SINKHOLE Near WORLD CUP Stadium BBC WORLD NEWS 2014

For more Latest and Breaking News HeadlinesSUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNNBreak...HUGE SINKHOLE Near WORLD CUP Stadium BBC WORLD NEWS 2014 TAGSResidents have been evacuated from...
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August 21, 2013: Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Power Plan Has Radioactive Leak

August 21, 2013: Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Power Plan Has Radioactive Leak | News Worthy | Scoop.it
This Day in Crime History is a flash briefing available on Amazon Alexa. Just search OXYGEN to enable. On August 21, 2013 Japan reported a leak of radioactive water at the Fukushima nuclear disaster site to Level 3, a 'serious incident.” A 9.0 magnitude earthquake, the fifth strongest earthquake ever to hit earth since humans began recording them, and a subsequent tsunami hit Japan on March 2011. The devastating disaster occurred just 14 days before the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant was scheduled be shut down.

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Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining - BBC News

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Brazil's government has abolished a vast national reserve in the Amazon to open up the area to mining.
The area, covering 46,000 sq km (17,800 sq miles), straddles the northern states of Amapa and Para, and is thought to be rich in gold, and other minerals.
The government said nine conservation and indigenous land areas within it would continue to be legally protected.
But activists have voiced concern that these areas could be badly compromised.

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TEPCO: Nearly all nuclear fuel melted at Fukushima No. 3 reactor

TEPCO: Nearly all nuclear fuel melted at Fukushima No. 3 reactor | News Worthy | Scoop.it
Almost all of the nuclear fuel in the No. 3 reactor of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant melted within days of the March 11, 2011, disaster, according to a new estimate by Tokyo Electric Power Co.

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Nuclear Power’s Insanities—Taxpayer-Guaranteed

Nuclear Power’s Insanities—Taxpayer-Guaranteed | News Worthy | Scoop.it
The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) – the corporate lobbyist in Washington, D.C. for the disintegrating atomic power industry – doesn’t have to worry about repercussions from the negative impacts of nuclear power. For nuclear power is a government/taxpayer-guaranteed boondoggle whose staggering costs, incurred and deferred, are absorbed by American taxpayers via a supine government regulatory and subsidy apparatus.

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War Games Killing Whales

War Games Killing Whales | News Worthy | Scoop.it
There is urgency now to the conservation and grassroots efforts to rein in the Navy's relentless and arrogant attacks on our ocean's life support system. The Navy may not be listening, but the people are....

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Our fight to protect the coral reefs and mangroves of Mexico goes beyond national borders | AIDA

Our fight to protect the coral reefs and mangroves of Mexico goes beyond national borders | AIDA | News Worthy | Scoop.it
Coral reefs, the nurseries of the seas, are vital to the fisheries that provide food for millions of people. Mangrove forests also benefit people: they protect coastal communities from increasingly severe storm surges and help to mitigate climate change by absorbing huge amounts of carbon dioxide. But large infrastructure projects that ignore these benefits threaten some of these vitally important ecosystems.

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How Cleveland's Urban Farming Project is Helping Neighborhoods Find Homegrown Solutions | Nomadic Politics

How Cleveland's Urban Farming Project is Helping Neighborhoods Find Homegrown Solutions | Nomadic Politics | News Worthy | Scoop.it
In some neglected urban neighborhoods, a lack of access to affordable food, especially fresh produce, has reduced the land to "food deserts." As many US cities are learning, urban farming can bring oases to such communities.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, June 22, 2014 12:59 AM

Van Jones  was also a key inspiration for startup green urban groups as early as 2007 formally and two decades before that as well for urban improvement in general and for all folks living at all levels of society.

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Urge to protect oceans propels youngest aquanaut on Cousteau's Mission 31 - MiamiHerald.com

Urge to protect oceans propels youngest aquanaut on Cousteau's Mission 31 - MiamiHerald.com | News Worthy | Scoop.it
Urge to protect oceans propels youngest aquanaut on Cousteau's Mission 31 MiamiHerald.com Cousteau wanted Mission 31 to be primarily about educating the masses around the world about the plight of the oceans being destroyed by global warming,...
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Raw: Sinkhole Widens in Village Near World Cup

A sinkhole near one of Brazil's World Cup stadiums grew larger Friday as bad weather washed soil away in the city of Natal. Residents watch in fear as homes tumbled into the hole. (June 20)...
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#WikiLeaks founder Julian #Assange to release files on 50 countries get educated on govt. #lies #deceit #murders

#WikiLeaks founder Julian #Assange to release files on 50 countries get educated on govt. #lies #deceit #murders | News Worthy | Scoop.it
Julian Assange is promising another massive leak of information affecting 50 countries on Thursday to mark his two years holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
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