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Statement on World Health Organization’s Findings: Monsanto’s Glyphosate Is ‘Probably Carcinogenic.’ Print E-mail
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Saturday, 21 March 2015 23:31

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A new report published today in the journal Lancet Oncology says Monsanto’s Roundup is a “probable carcinogen.” The report originated from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the France-based cancer research arm of the World Health Organization (WHO). The Organic Consumers Association issued the following statement, “This latest finding, which links Monsanto’s Roundup to non-Hodgkins lymphoma and lung cancer is not the first to make these links, but it is one of the strongest indictments of glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup.

Read more: https://www.organicconsumers.org/press/statement…

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 March 2015 23:33
 
Total Solar Eclipse on March 20th...the Spring Equinox! Print E-mail
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Sunday, 15 March 2015 17:43

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There’s a total eclipse of the sun on March 20, 2015 – the day of the Spring (vernal) equinox!

A solar eclipse can only happen at new moon. For a solar eclipse to take place at the vernal equinox, the new moon must come on the equinox date. When the shadow of the moon covers the sun entirely, the sun's atmosphere (corona) can been seen as a faint halo. The Faroe Islands and Svalbard are the only places in the world where you can experience the total solar eclipse.

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 March 2015 17:44
 
USDA Approves Genetically Engineered Apple Despite Health Concerns Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 10 March 2015 16:11

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Center for Food Safety today expressed deep concern over the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) decision to approve a first-of-its-kind genetically engineered (GE) apple that doesn't brown after bruising or slicing. The apple, developed by the company Okanagan Specialty Fruits, uses a relatively new form of genetic engineering called RNA interference or gene silencing, which has raised numerous concerns from consumer groups, environmentalists, and the apple industry. Like other GE products in the U.S., no mandatory labeling will be required. This approval allows commercial production of Granny Smith and Golden Delicious varieties of Okanagan’s non-browning “Arctic” apple, and the company has Fuji and Gala versions on the horizon.

Read more: http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/3753/usda-approves-genetically…

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 February 2015 12:15
 
BABY SALMON ARE HEADED TO THE PACIFIC Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 10 March 2015 12:10

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Due to drought and man-made obstacles, a decrease in salmon has occurred.  Chinook, or king salmon, babies were released into the Sacramento River in hopes of replenishing the depleted population.  600,000 to be exact and with any luck most of these newbies will be able to spawn and create a future generation...
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/02/150224-sacramento-river…

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 February 2015 12:15
 
San Francisco Bans Sale of Plastic Water Bottles on City Property Print E-mail
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Sunday, 08 March 2015 12:06

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In March, 2014 San Francisco has made towards greening the city. Ban violators found selling plastic water bottles 21 oz or below on city grounds which started October 2014 would be subject to a fine up to $1000, according to the San Francisco Examiner.

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 February 2015 12:14
 
Get to Work! Jobs in Food Sustainability... Print E-mail
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Sunday, 08 March 2015 17:07

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Whether you love digging in dirt or crunching numbers behind a desk, the path to working in sustainable food is different for everyone, and job options are only expanding. With the arrival of a new school year, it’s also prime time to do some career soul-searching. Sure, you don't need a full-time career in food sustainability to make a difference in your community, but if you're interested in doing so anyway, why not get paid to promote better food?

Read more: http://www.gracelinks.org/blog/4562/get-to-work-…

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 February 2015 12:14
 
The Lifestraw: Purifies Water Before it Reaches the Lips! Print E-mail
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Saturday, 07 March 2015 17:05

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Vestergaard-Frandsen's landmark CARBON FOR WATER initiative provides more than 1 million free Lifestraw family water filters to communities in western Kenya, a region with limited access to clean water. Locals no longer need to burn firewood for purification, resulting in carbon emissions savings. Learn about the company's commitment to Kenya and how it will provide clean water equipment and training for the years to come.

http://www.sciencedump.com/content/lifestraw-…

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 February 2015 12:14
 
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