Russia confirms GMOs won’t be used to boost agriculture | Genetic Literacy Project

… are still large quantities of GMO foods (mainly GM soya) being imported in to Russia. In February 2014, a group of senators from Russia’s Federation Council introduced a bill seeking to prohibit the distribution and import of products containing GMOs in Russia. Read full, original post: Russian Deputy PM Confirms ‘Clean Products’ Benefit of GMO Free Agriculture Source: Russia confirms GMOs won’t be used to boost agriculture | Genetic Literacy Project …

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

… there is “strong evidence that 2,4-D induces oxidative stress that can operate in humans and moderate evidence that 2,4-D causes immunosuppression, based on in-vivo and in-vitro studies.” “We have known for decades that 2,4-D is harmful to the environment and human health, especially for the farmers and farm workers applying these chemicals to crops,” said Mary Ellen Kustin, senior policy analyst for the Environmental Working group. “Now that farmers are planting 2,4-D-tolerant …

Solano Coalition for Better Health: Sustainable food system better for all

… fuel, feed and water, which accounts for 51 percent of annual greenhouse gas emissions, according to a 2009 report in World Watch Institute Magazine. Plant foods, such as vegetables, rice, beans, and tofu, have a much lower environmental impact. Why not give Meatless Monday a try by replacing meat with plant proteins, such as nuts, beans and soy foods? According to the Environmental Working group, if a family of four skips eating steak just one day a week for one year, it is similar to taking a …

‘Alternative’ Investments: Marijuana and Climate Change

… of legal marijuana soared to $2.7 billion last year from $1.5 billion the year prior, according to the ArcView group, an investment and research firm focused on cannabis. According to the Fortune article, ArcView’s 470 member investors have poured some $41 million into 54 weed companies of late. “Recipients include Eaze, which aims to be the Uber of pot delivery (it got $11.5 million), and Medicine Man, a Denver dispensary that nabbed $1.6 million,” Alsever writes. To continue reading this …

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 …

Peru’s Organic Workers Call for Food Sovereignty | News | teleSUR English

… involved. Young participant Mayumi Villegas Huaycama from an organization called Youth from Ucayali explains that the association has helped her “gather a group of young people, children of farmers that are working their parcels of land and at the same time they are studying engineering, agronomy…We are doing it in one way or another so that they don’t get isolated and became instead a source of backing and support for their parents.” Cesar Ortíz’s family is one of those …

Countries That Ban GMO Foods

… increase its surveillance of GMO products to make sure rules are being followed. The country’s ministry has been sued by a group of individuals who want more transparency relating to GMOs. AgWeb reported that GMO soybeans and corn are used in the country for feeding animals, but GMOs can’t be in food except for cooking oil and papayas. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Countries That Ban GMO Foods …

Special Report: The war on big food – Fortune

… mouth, or made your lips purse with disdain, you are part of Big Food’s multibillion-dollar problem. In fact, you may even belong to a growing consumer class that has some of the world’s biggest and best-known companies scrambling to change their businesses. Lest you think this is hyperbole, consider the commentary in February at the Consumer Analyst group of New York conference, the packaged-goods industry’s premier annual gathering. To continue reading this article, please click on this …

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

… “This is kind of the proverbial Soylent Green in terms of a plant,” said Mark Kastel, an organic advocate and cofounder of the nonprofit farm group the Cornucopia Institute. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: The Dirt on Growing Food in Water: Some Think It Can’t Be Organic | TakePart …

The Dutch Are Planning a Giant Wind-Turbine Tourist Attraction – CityLab

By John Metcalfe | April 7, 2015 The bladeless “Windwheel” would have a hotel and an odd kind of roller coaster. Medium-level boosters of ecofriendly living might power their homes with residential wind systems. But for those who want to go all the way, nothing screams “green” more than using wind turbines and residing in one, too. Making this sustainable habitat is the dream of the Dutch Windwheel Corporation, a group of Rotterdam companies that wants to install homes on …