Organic Movement Is Unstoppable! — Organic Food Demand Growing Faster Than Domestic Supply

… now the biggest seller of organics. The latter is exampled through Urban Homestead in which the Dervaes Family found a way to grow over 6,000 pounds of organic food on a tenth of an acre. The sudden boom in popularity for organic food would mean the supply should go up. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The organic community reports organic food demand is so high, it has now surpassed our current domestic supply. According to Minds, the sale of organic foods have grown dramatically over the …

TTIP could open EU to ‘new biotech’ GMO seeds and foods – The Ecologist

… generation’ biotech crops to escape the EU’s legislation on GMOs and therefore to go unregulated. Is there a link between this new push, and TTIP? Emails obtained via a Freedom of Information request show this might indeed be the case. Responding to public concerns, the European Commission has fervently denied any claims that EU food safety standards, or other standards for that matter, would be lowered as a result of TTIP. In early 2013, for example, the New York Times reported …

Abbott facing lawsuit over “non-organic” Similac | Food Industry News | just-food

By Hannah Abdulla | June 3, 2015 Abbott Laboratories is facing a class action lawsuit over its Similac infant formula that alleges the US group is “misleading” consumers since the product contains non-organic ingredients. The case was filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York on 15 May by three consumers and accuses Abbott of “false and misleading misrepresentations on its private-label Similac Advance Organic Infant Formulas”. The complaint …

The Dirt on Growing Food in Water: Some Think It Can’t Be Organic | TakePart

… comment sections—the dynamic is a part of how federal organic standards are determined. case in point: In late April, the National Organic Standards Board, a 15-person board appointed by the secretary of agriculture, recommended to the Department of Agriculture that hydroponics, a method for growing plants in a nutrient-rich water solution instead of soil, be banned from receiving official organic certification. The USDA promptly ignored the recommendation, which has organic advocates furious. …

Goodall on GMO’s: “I Truly Believe We’re Poisoning Ourselves” | KUER

… says without genetically modified crops, we would not have the levels of food productivity that we have today. “I’ve never heard in all of the literature that I’ve reviewed of one single case of a GMO related plant or animal causing a health problem for a human being or for an animal for that matter,” he says. “I think this is an activist, radical viewpoint.” The 80-year-old Goodall apologized at the end of her talk for a few stumbles where she lost her train of thought, but she says …

Beware of the Corporate GMO Spin Doctors | Food & Water Watch

… effects on our health and our planet are still unknown; they promote the use of dangerous chemicals, and they pose a significant threat to organic agriculture. What’s more, consumers should absolutely get to decide whether the food they are buying carries these unknown risks or supports this system; GMO foods must be labeled. Corporations and their hired guns love confusing people about the science behind their questionable products to help shape favorable public opinion (in the case of GMOs, …

What Effect Does Environment Have On Size? Researchers Study Ants To Find Out : SCIENCE : Tech Times

… played by the gene, like turning the volume switch of a radio up or down. “Basically, what we found was a kind of cascading effect. By modifying the methylation of one particular gene, that affects others, in this case the Egfr gene, we could affect all the other genes involved in cellular growth,” Sebastian Alvarado of McGill University said. These complex traits appear to be influenced by environment as much as they are by genetics, the study revealed. The process might be …

Dark Horse May Outdo Lithium-Ion Battery Storage

… and buildings on up to grid-scale energy storage and stabilization. But Li-ion isn’t the only game in town when it comes to emerging advanced battery and energy storage technologies. And there are those who believe proponents are stretching their case too far in touting the advantages of Li-ion battery storage across such a broad range of applications. Developers of flow batteries, for instance, say utilities and other large end-users would be ill-served by acquiring Li-ion battery storage, …

Drastic Climate Change Carved Up Mars, and May Still Be Happening : Environment : Nature World News

… demanded that world powers take action to mitigate this harmful influence. Of course, in the case of Mars, there was no human influence to speak of, and thanks to its timeless dusty plains, we now have an excellent record of natural change on our hands via Drastic Climate Change Carved Up Mars, and May Still Be Happening : Environment : Nature World News. …

All gas activities in NSW now require a licence from the EPA — Gas Today — The magazine for Australia’s natural gas industry

In case you missed news of this development over the Christmas break, all gas activities in NSW will now require an environment protection licence from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA). The change came on the back of the commencement of the Protection of the Environment Operations Amendment (NSW Gas Plan) Regulation 2014 on 19 December 2014. NSW EPA Chief Environment Regulator Mark Gifford said the Regulation amends the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 and the …