UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only…

By Nick Meyer | December 14, 2015 Even as the United States government continues to push for the use of more chemically-intensive and corporate-dominated farming methods such as GMOs and monoculture-based crops, the United Nations is once against sounding the alarm about the urgent need to return to (and develop) a more sustainable, natural and organic system. That was the key point of a new publication from the UN Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) titled“Trade and Environment …

Organic not healthier than other foods: Organic junk food still junk | Genetic Literacy Project

… value 40 percent of the time where nonorganic foods have a higher nutritional value only 15 percent of the time. And, a study released last year by Great Britain’s Newcastle University said that organic crops are up to 60 percent higher in a number of key antioxidants than conventionally-grown ones. But not all agree. “Organic junk food is still junk food. And conventional fresh, health food is still healthy,” said Rene Ficek, a registered dietician and lead nutrition expert at Seattle …

Maine Organic Farmers Group Joins Lawsuit Against USDA | Maine Public Broadcasting

By Jay Field | April 8, 2015 UNITY, Maine – The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association has joined groups across the country in a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In the suit, the groups charge that the department changed a key rule, without public comment, governing how synthetic and prohibited natural substances can be used in the production of organic food. This story begins with the Organic Foods Production Act. Congress passed the measure in 1990. It …

Claims that GMOs Will “Feed the World” Don’t Hold Up | EWG

… “Biotech companies and proponents of conventional, industrial agriculture have touted genetically engineered crops as the key to feeding a more populous, wealthier world, but recent studies show that this promise has fallen flat,” wrote Emily Cassidy, the EWG research analyst who authored the report. She points out that while genetically engineered crops have been a mainstay in conventional agriculture in the U.S. for roughly two decades, they “have not substantially improved global food …

Conspiracy Theorist Denies Olive Oil is Extra Virgin | GlossyNews.com

… class action suits for fraud against the olive oil distributors, including Corleone.” key witnesses to the olive oil class action suits have died in mysterious multi-gunshot suicides, and another witness was garroted in a cannoli truck, all shortly before they were scheduled to testify. To continue reading this article, click on this link: via Conspiracy Theorist Denies Olive Oil is Extra Virgin | GlossyNews.com. …

Oxygen absorbing material may allow us to breathe underwater

By Colin Jeffrey, posted October 4, 2014 Using specially synthesized crystalline materials, scientists from the University of Southern Denmark have created a substance that is able to absorb and store oxygen in such high concentrations that just one bucketful is enough to remove all of the oxygen in a room. The substance is also able to release the stored oxygen in a controlled manner when it is needed, so just a few grains could replace the need for divers to carry bulky scuba tanks. The key …

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

… applies to a key gene in each area, the change is so enormous that it’s hard to even imagine right now how it will influence research in everything from health to cognitive development to farming,” Ehab Abouheif of McGill University said. Study of how environment interacts with genetics to produce growth in ants was published in the journal Nature Communications. via What Effect Does Environment Have On Size? Researchers Study Ants To Find Out : SCIENCE : Tech Times. …

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

… Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Regulation 2009. “The NSW Government announced an expanded compliance role for the EPA in November 2014 as one of the key measures in the NSW Gas Plan. All gas exploration, assessment and production activities, including conventional gas, coal seam gas, tight gas and shale gas are now required to hold an environment protection licence issued by the EPA. “An environment protection licence contains legally enforceable site specific conditions, …