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Pesticide residue in fruits and vegetables associated with low sperm count 31.3.2015 Washington Post
Consumption of fruits and vegetables that contain relatively large amounts of pesticide residue may affect men's sperm counts and the number of normal-looking sperm they produce, a potential factor in fertility problems, Harvard University researchers reported Monday.Read full article ...
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USRTK Calls for Investigation of Monsanto Cover Up, Harassment of USDA Scientists 30.3.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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In India, farm crisis drives villagers to become migrant laborers 30.3.2015 L.A. Times - World News
It shouldn't be tough to run into a human being most anywhere in a country of 1.2 billion people. Yet in Bodkha village in western India, there is hardly anyone visible on a recent steamy afternoon.
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Let's #OpentheBarns to Transparency 28.3.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
As Big Ag continues its efforts to conceal the truth about how animals suffer on factory farms, the ASPCA and advocates continue our counterattack to protect the public's right to know what goes on there. "Ag-gag" bills -- conceived and pushed by the agricultural industry to criminalize undercover investigations on factory farms -- have been introduced in 26 states and have passed in seven. These measures are intended to silence factory farm whistleblowers -- removing protection from vulnerable animals who need it, and giving it to powerful corporations who hide behind it. This week, we launched #OpenTheBarns , a rallying cry of advocates representing interests as diverse as animal welfare, food safety, workers' rights, environmental protection, and civil liberties. On Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media avenues, groups like Food and Water Watch, the Government Accountability Project, the Socially Responsible Agriculture Project, and the National Consumers League are sharing their reasons ...
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Obama’s Antibiotic Plan Fails to Address Overuse on Factory Farms 28.3.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Glyphosate herbicide linked to cancer - IARC World Health Organization assessment 27.3.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C.: The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - the cancer evaluation arm of the World Health Organization - convened a meeting of 17 scientific experts from 11 countries to assess whether certain pesticides, including glyphosate, caused cancer in humans...
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Sorry, Monsanto: The Science Is on Our Side, Not Yours 27.3.2015 Truthout.com
A few weeks ago, I spoke by phone with Cathleen Enright, executive vice president of the Biotech Industry Organization (BIO). (Long story ). During the course of our conversation, when we touched on the subject of the science behind the debate over whether or not GMOs are "safe" (me arguing that there's no scientific consensus ) Enright said, "Then you must not believe in climate change, either."  I glossed over that accusation, though it struck me as odd. And random. Until less than a week later, on March 9 (2015), an article appeared in the Guardian under this headline: "The anti-GM lobby appears to be taking a page out of the Climategate playbook." That's when I realized what I should have known. Enright's comment wasn't random at all. It's just a new twist on an old talking point—from an industry on the verge of crumbling under the weight of an avalanche of new credible, scientific evidence exposing not only the dangers of GMO crops and the toxic chemicals used to grow them, but the extent to which ...
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The Gates Foundation vs. the World Social Forum: A Tale of Two Meetings 27.3.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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Sorry, Monsanto. The Science Is on Our Side, Not Yours 26.3.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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'Monsanto's Dream': Pro-GMO DARK Act Comes to Congress 26.3.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Monsanto Wants to Keep You in The DARK 26.3.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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Monsanto Want to Keep You in The DARK 26.3.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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The World Bank, Poverty Creation and the Banality of Evil 25.3.2015 Truthout - All Articles
A sign outside the World Bank Group in downtown Washington, DC. The World Bank's "Conference on Land and Poverty" takes place this week. (Photo via Mark Van Scyoc / Shutterstock.com ; Edited: LW / TO) Do you want to see more stories like this published? Click here to help Truthout continue doing this work! This week, the World Bank is convening its 16th annual " Conference on Land and Poverty ," which brings together corporations, governments and civil society groups to ostensibly discuss how to "improve land governance." As this is happening, hundreds of civil society organizations are denouncing the World Bank's role in global land grabs. As the organization I am part of, The Rules , is a member of Our Land Our Business , the umbrella campaign of farmer organizations, indigenous groups, trade unions and grassroots organizers from around the world protesting against the Bank's policies, I often get asked the question, why do civil society and the World Bank have such differing views of the Bank's role? ...
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Into the wild 25.3.2015 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON – The head of one of the world’s most innovative fish farms sports a scruffy beard and talks about saving the planet by moving “toward a culture of nurture.” His office is a trailer near the beach, where the views are of dolphins, the mission is progressive and the dress code is loose.All...
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A Menacing Mix In Antibiotic Resistance: Herbicides, Heavy Metals And Factory Farms 25.3.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Two common Big Agriculture production practices -- feeding antibiotics to livestock and spraying herbicides on conventional crops -- each face condemnation from the environmental community. And there's been plenty of new fodder in the last week: One study predicted that antibiotic use in livestock will soar by two-thirds globally from 2010 to 2030, and another declared that Monsanto's popular Roundup herbicide is "probably carcinogenic to humans." The latest research may merge the herbicide and antibiotic battle lines. The use of common herbicides, such as Roundup, Kamba and 2,4-D, according to a study published on Tuesday , may help drive antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic-resistant infections take the lives of more than 23,000 Americans every year. The World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are among major groups warning of the dire threat posed to public health. Antibiotic resistance stemming from overuse in livestock also is the target of a bill re-introduced ...
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A Top Weedkiller Could Cause Cancer. Should We Be Scared? 25.3.2015 NPR Health Science
A respected scientific group says that glyphosate, also known as Roundup, is "probably carcinogenic to humans." Yet the actual risks — which are mainly to farmers, not consumers — remain uncertain.
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Six Ways Forward to Reform Our Democracy for a Better Food System 25.3.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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EPA Agrees to Regulate Novel Nanotechnology Pesticides After Legal Challenge 24.3.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Gates Foundation's Seed Agenda in Africa 'Another Form of Colonialism,' Warns Protesters 23.3.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Glyphosate, Favored Chemical of Monsanto & Dow, Declared 'Probable' Source of Cancer for Humans 23.3.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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