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Junk Food Is Bad For Plants, Too
Science & Tech  (tags: chemicals, environment, farming, food, health, interesting, research, science, world )

Kathy
- 118 days ago - nautil.us
Most of us are familiar with the much-maligned Western diet and its mainstay of processed food products found in the middle aisles of the grocery store. Some of us beeline for the salty chips and others for the sugar-packed cereals. But we are not the...
China's Cloned Cows: Meat on the Table or Environmental Disaster?
Science & Tech  (tags: Cloning, Food security, Agriculture, The meat industry, Farming, Food, China, Asia Pacific, Food science, Genetics )

Judy
- 234 days ago - theguardian.com
Plans to clone cattle to meet China's growing demand for beef threaten to take the country down a dangerous road to pollution, food insecurity and ill health
Scotland to Issue Formal Ban on Genetically Modified Crops
Science & Tech  (tags: GM, Farming, Agriculture, Genetics, Scotland, Scottish National party (SNP), Scottish politics )

Judy
- 352 days ago - theguardian.com
Ministers aim to use recent EU powers to opt out of a regime that is expected to see greater commercial use of GM crops around Europe
Could These Piglets Become Britain's First Commercially Viable GM Animals?
Science & Tech  (tags: Genetics, Farming, Rural affairs, Biology )

Judy
- 400 days ago - theguardian.com
Pigs 'edited' with a warthog gene to resist African swine fever could help spawn GM animal farms in the UK. These pigs have flourescent snouts.
Bayer and Co. Have Sued the European Commission to Stop the Ban on Its Bee-Killing
Science & Tech  (tags: GMO, Bayer, Syngenta, pesticides, BASF, ban, Europen Commission, corruption, safety, food, bees business, consumers, corporate, cover-up, dishonesty, ethics, farming, news, seeds, biotech company )

Sn
- 428 days ago - action.sumofus.org
Wow. Bayer, BASF and Syngenta are suing the European Commission to overturn a ban on the pesticides that are killing millions of bees around the world.
10 Green Technologies That Could Help Revolutionize Our Changing Planet
Science & Tech  (tags: farming, batteries, power, technology, cars, energy, crops )

Freya
- 447 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
In an era of drought, climate change and food shortages, environmental pioneers have joined forces to help tackle some of the world's most pressing issues through technological advancement.
Reclaimed Water Workshop for Palestinian Farmers
Science & Tech  (tags: Palestinians, recalimed water, farming, Gaza, Israel, environment, health, performance, science, society, technology )

Penny
- 563 days ago - mfa.gov.il
The goal of the workshop was to train a group of Palestinian farmers and agronomists in the usage of reclaimed water, as a part of a trial project to water 200 acres of plantation crops in the Nablus district with reclaimed water, financed by the USAID.
Voracious Rootworms Evolve, Overcoming Genetically Engineered Corn When Farmers Defied Scientists
Science & Tech  (tags: corn, farming, rootworms, GMOs, evolution )

Freya
- 856 days ago - dailykos.com
'A widespread increase in trait failure maybe just around the corner.' In the new paper, Gassmann describes further incidents of Bt resistance in other parts of Iowa.
Vertical Farms Sprouting Up All Over The World Could Bring Food Local
Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, inovation, vertical farms, farming, food production, skygreens )

Beatrice
- 857 days ago - collective-evolution.com
Imagine walking into a high rise building only to find out it was actually a vertical farm. As odd as this sounds, this type of building is popping up in different areas of the world as the idea promises new, environmentally friendly and rapid ways to
The Biomimicry Manual: What Can Leaf-Cutter Ants Teach Us About Farming?
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, farming, habitat, health, humans, nature, study, world )

Kathy
- 908 days ago - inhabitat.com
About twelve thousand years ago, humans hit on a bright idea. Why not grow food in our backyards instead of having to go look for it every time our tummies grumble? It was a masterful stroke of conscious evolution, but hardly a new one. Leaf-cutter ants->
GMO and Natural Food Fight: Treacherous Terrain in 2014 - Via RiseEarth
Science & Tech  (tags: Genetic Engineering, GMOs, Corporations, Food Crops, Farming, Labelling, Law, Health Risks, Humans )

Victoria
- 910 days ago - riseearth.com
2014 is shaping up to be a decisive year for the future of food and farming. Grassroots activists in the US are gearing up for new legislative battles, including state GMO labelling laws and county bans on growing unstable genetically engineered crops.
VIRAL ACTION NEEDED Ban University's Unnecessary Experiments On Pigs
Science & Tech  (tags: research, scientists, science, safety, performance, investigation, health, discovery, animals, ancient, business, study, medicine, money, lies, dishonesty, corruption, business, cover-up, government, americans, farming, politics, treatment, healthcare, he )

Kelly
- 955 days ago - animalpetitions.org
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has revealed that Brown University has been using young pigs in unnecessary experiments. In these tests, researchers force the pigs to consume alcohol so that they can measure the effects
Stop the Field Testing of Genetically Engineered Crops - TAKE ACTION!
Science & Tech  (tags: Biotech, Genetically Engineered, (GE), GE wheat, Oregon farm, farming, field tests, USDA, petition )

Judy
- 1149 days ago - secure3.convio.net
A farmer in Oregon just got an unwelcome surprise: he found genetically engineered (GE) wheat growing in his field. Tell the USDA that GE crops can't be controlled, and that we need to end field tests of GE crops.
India Farmers Think Big But Grow Micro to Enrich Their Soil
Science & Tech  (tags: farming, economy, ethics, SustainableDevelopment, society, news, world, environment, business, abuse, discovery, interesting, science, study )

JL
- 1227 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Agriculture in Karnataka is enjoying a spurt in productivity as farmers rejuvenate the soil using micronutrients ndia's eighth largest state, with a population of 61 million people, has pursued an agricultural programme called Bhoo Chetana, or soil rejuv
Farmer's Fight With Monsanto Reaches The Supreme Court
Science & Tech  (tags: biotech, Monsanto, farming, patents, seeds, The Supreme Court, Vernon Hugh Bowman )

Judy
- 1255 days ago - npr.org
The farmer is fighting the long reach of Monsanto's patents on seeds -- but he's up against more than just Monsanto. The biotech and computer software industries are taking Monsanto's side.
 

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