Green efforts of youth gather steam – The Hindu

… traditional and non-traditional species. Its activities included tree surveys and procuring quality saplings, besides encouraging residents’ associations to nurture trees in 2013-14. This year, a series of organic food products, bearing the brand ‘Organic Good,’ is being marketed to primarily sustain the environment-friendly activities, explains Mr. Prasanth. The organisation does not get funds from any outside Agency and is trying to sustain on its own. At present, its only patron is the …

Dow Crop Chemical Labeled “Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans” | EWG

By Shannon Van Hoesen | June 23, 2015 WASHINGTON – The decision by an organization of the world’s leading cancer experts to classify the herbicide 2,4-D as a possible carcinogen underscores the risk posed by the U.S. government’s recent approval of 2,4-D for use on genetically engineered, or GMO, crops, EWG said in a statement. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a branch of the World Health Organization, said 2,4-D is “possibly carcinogenic to humans” because …

An Organic Food Retailer Is Calling Its New Campaign The Most Eco-Friendly Ever | Co.Create | creativity + culture + commerce

By Jeff Beer | June 10, 2015 If your brand is committed to the highest standards of ecological responsibility, it’s tough to turn around and promote that message with expensive advertising, generated via less-than-green practices. French organic food retailer Biocoop recognized this contradiction and decided to solve it with what it’s calling the most eco-friendly ad campaign ever. Biocoop and Agency Fred & Farid Paris made the advertising process itself the vehicle for its …

WHO Says Roundup is “Probably” Cancer-causing | Crozet Gazette

… a matter of corporate profits and the heck with human health. Apparently, it has come to light in recent days that in 1985 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classified Roundup/glyphosate as a Class C carcinogen. A Class C carcinogen implies suggestive evidence of carcinogenic potential. In 1991, after Michael Taylor, a former Monsanto lawyer, started working for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the EPA reversed the decision. The FDA classified GMO’s as “substantially …

GMO Critics Vindicated: Biotech Corporations Were Pushing Fraud All Along | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

… through the system illegally. “[I]nformation that Druker pried from the Agency’s files through a lawsuit revealed that [the Agency] apparently ignored (and covered up) the concerns of its own scientists and then violated a federal statute and its own regulations by permitting GE foods to be marketed without any testing whatsoever,” writes Dr. Goodall. To continue reading this article, click on this link: via GMO Critics Vindicated: Biotech Corporations Were Pushing Fraud All Along | …

5 ways Congress could affect S.D. farmers

… as well as a handful of regulations being crafted by the Environmental Protection Agency. Congress also could aid producers by expanding trade opportunities. Here are five farm-related issues that could come up in Washington this year that could impact South Dakota: To finish reading this article, click on this link: via 5 ways Congress could affect S.D. farmers. …

Almost 7,000 UK properties to be sacrificed to rising seas | Environment | The Guardian

… 7,000 homes and buildings will be sacrificed to the rising seas around England and Wales over the next century, according to an unpublished Environment Agency (EA) analysis seen by the Guardian. Over 800 of the properties will be lost to coastal erosion within the next 20 years. The properties, worth well over £1bn, will be allowed to fall into the sea because the cost of protecting them would be far greater. But there is no compensation scheme for homeowners to enable them to move to a safer …