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Golden Rice: Bringing a Superfood Down to Earth
Green Lifestyle  (tags: children, ecosystems, food, genetic engineering, GMOs, golden rice, health, humans, interesting, society, world )

Kathy
- 12 hours ago - fieldquestions.com
Few GM crops are discussed as much - and misunderstood as much - as "Golden Rice." Golden Rice is modified to produce beta carotene in the endosperm, rather than only in the bran as in most rice.
Prevent Birds From Hitting Windows
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, humans, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 1 hour ago - ecology.com
Here are some suggestions to help prevent birds from hitting windows, from several bird organizations: the Audubon Society, the American Bird Conservancy and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, along with a local bird expert.
Latvia, Greece Win Opt-Out From Monsanto GM Crop
Green Lifestyle  (tags: CoolStuff, eco-friendly, environment, food, genetic engineering, GMOs, health, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 1 day ago - reuters.com
Monsanto said it would abide by Latvia's and Greece's requests under a new EU opt-out law to be excluded from its application to grow a genetically modified (GM) crop across the European Union, but accused them of ignoring science.
More Evidence of Roundup's Link to Kidney, Liver Damage
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, environment, food, glyphosate, health, humans, protection, Roundup, world )

Kathy
- 1 day ago - environmentalhealthnews.org
By Brian Bienkowski, Environmental Health News. Long-term exposure to tiny amounts of Roundup-thousands of times lower than what is permitted in U.S. drinking water-may lead to serious problems in the liver and kidneys, according to a new study.
Bird of the Week: Orinoco Goose
Environment  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, ecosystems, endangered, environment, habitat, nature, protection, Sustainabililty, wildlife, world )

Kathy
- 1 day ago - abcbirds.org
Although not declining nearly as rapidly as the Hawaiian Goose, numbers of the once-abundant Orinoco Goose are reduced in many areas due to overhunting and habitat loss.
No Drilling or Sewage Wastewater to Grow Organics - Petition
Green Lifestyle  (tags: ecosystems, environment, food, fracking, health, protection, Sustainabililty, water )

Kathy
- 2 days ago - cornucopia.org
The Cornucopia Institute is calling on the USDA to tighten federal organic standards to prohibit the use of wastewater for irrigation from oil and gas drilling, and from the nation's municipal sewage treatment systems.
Monsanto Ups Syngenta Bid, Values Firm at $47B
Business  (tags: abuse, corporate, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, ethics, investing, money, Monsanto, Syngenta, world )

Kathy
- 1 day ago - cnbc.com
U.S.-based Monsanto sweetened its offer to buy Switzerland's Syngenta, valuing the company at around $47 billion as it tries to lure the Swiss firm to the negotiating table, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday.
Growers Returning to Unaltered Crops
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, farming, food, genetic engineering, GMOs, humans, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 3 days ago - nwaonline.com
Five years ago, Dan Beyers took his farm in a new direction. Or, rather, back in an old direction. The Pana, Ill.-area farmer had been using corn and soybean seeds genetically modified to work with glyphosate -- the generic name for Monsanto's signature..
Facebook Should Pay All of Us
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, culture, ethics, humans, rights, society, world )

Kathy
- 5 days ago - newyorker.com
Most people don't feel like they are actually paying when the payment is personal data and when there is no specific sensation of having handed anything over.
Pesticides in Paradise: Hawaii's Spike in Birth Defects Puts Focus on GM Crops
Health & Wellness  (tags: abuse, children, diet, environment, ethics, food, genetic engineering, GMOs, health, humans, prevention, protection, pesticides, safety )

Kathy
- 5 days ago - theguardian.com
Pediatrician Carla Nelson remembers catching sight of the unusually pale newborn, then hearing an abnormal heartbeat through the stethoscope and thinking that something was terribly wrong.
 
 
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