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Monsanto's Roundup May Be Linked to Fatal Kidney Disease, New Study Suggests
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Asia, Central America, Ecology, Health, Monsanto )

Ray
- 430 days ago - rt.com
A heretofore inexplicable fatal, chronic kidney disease that has affected poor farming regions around the globe may be linked to the use of biochemical giant Monsanto's Roundup herbicide in areas with hard water, a new study has found.
Video:What One Thing Has Every Woman Of A Certain Age Done, According To Meryl Streep?
Offbeat  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, children, conflict, ethics, death, crime, freedoms, goodnews, GoodNews, HumanRights, humanrights, humans, interesting, politics, violence, world, usa, society, Refugees&Relief, middle-east, media, europe, c )

JL
- 523 days ago - upworthy.com
Victoria Fine It's pretty rare for one incredibly successful woman to vulnerably look up to another in public. Yet here we are. **watch to the end**
Outrage Grows in India as Temple Stampede Toll Hits 115
Offbeat  (tags: asia, India, temple, stampede, deaths, sad, police )

Naoko
- 567 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
RATANGARH - Outrage mounted in India Monday after at least 115 devotees were crushed to death or drowned near a Hindu temple, the site of another deadly stampede only seven years ago.
The Innovation Mindset in Action: Shantha Ragunathan
Offbeat  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', asia, children, ethics, GoodNews, interesting, society, world, interesting, culture )

JL
- 636 days ago - blogs.hbr.org
we met Shantha Ragunathan, an illiterate woman from Kodapattinam, a remote village in Tamil Nadu, India. Her story is at once heartbreaking and inspiring, showing that game changers can come from all walks of life, all over the world.
How One Moment With a Bear Inspired My Work to End Bear Bile Farming
Offbeat  (tags: Bears, bile, Asia, suffer, caged, animal rights, animal advocates, protection, wildlife )

Julie
- 655 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Bile is extracted using various painful, invasive techniques, all of which cause massive infection to the bears. This cruel practice continues despite the availability of a large number of effective and affordable herbal and synthetic alternatives.
'Honey Laundering' An International Scandal | MNN - Mother Nature Network
Offbeat  (tags: food, honey, corn syrup, cheap substitutes, safety, rice syrup, asia, honey laundering )

Tamara
- 767 days ago - mnn.com
There might be something funny in your honey. Food-safety experts have found that much of the honey sold in the United States isn't actually honey, but a concoction of corn or rice syrup, malt sweeteners or "jiggery" (cheap, unrefined sugar), plus a sma
Agriculture On The Air
Offbeat  (tags: goodnews, business, food, organic, Asia, Bangladesh, radio station, imformation sharing, agriculture, farmers )

Naoko
- 802 days ago - ipsnews.net
The rural community station reaches a 17km radius and helps farmers share their own crop research with listners and even invite farmers to participate in stadio discussions on capacity development, cultivating improved varieties of seeds, etc.
South Korean Dog Meat Industry Under Scrutiny as Animal Advocates Call for Boycott of Asian Games
Offbeat  (tags: animals, cruelty, dogs, Asia, environment, protection )

Cher
- 942 days ago - greenerideal.com
Amid a long list of various petitions and campaigns circulating addressing the consumption of dogs, and cats to a much lesser degree in South Korea, about 500 Korean Dog Meat Association members rallied Sept. 24 to demand the government legalize the
India - Stop Human Safaris
Offbeat  (tags: conservation, destruction, endangered, environment, habitatdestruction, healthconditions, protection, world, death, society, asia, culture, environment, business, money, business, consumers )

Kelly
- 963 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
These safaris are crass exploitation of a retiring people, most of whom do not want contact with outsiders. They don't just threaten the tribe's privacy; they threaten its survival.
New Year's Eve 2011: Celebrations Around The World (PHOTOS)
Offbeat  (tags: New Year's Eve, celebrations, NY, Times Square, Dick Clark, Big Ball, New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Europe, S.America )

Barb
- 1219 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
NEW YORK -- With glittering fireworks and star-studded celebrations from New Zealand to Times Square, the world eagerly welcomed a new year and hoped for a better future Saturday, saying goodbye to a year full of hurricanes, tsunamis and economic....
Thai New Year Cartoon Poem 2010
Offbeat  (tags: blog, asia, corruption, humans, world )

Agnes
- 1942 days ago - care2.com
From Matichon, January 1, 2010 The red word are a poem (roughly translated): O! groups of animals.....http://2bangkok.com/
136 Yr Old Lama Describes Himself as
Offbeat  (tags: asia, lama, GoodNews, tibet, world, interesting, humor, unusual )

Vanessa
- 2733 days ago - phayul.com
I asked this lama who looked fairly old, "Sir, I am told you are very old. I would like to understand how you live." He laughed. "I am only middle aged! I am just 136!"
   

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