4 ways to create a healthful summer diet – The Washington Post

By Consumer Reports | June 22, 2015 Summer’s bounty of fruit and vegetables does more than tempt your taste buds; it can have a powerful impact on your health. When you have more choices, there’s a greater chance that you’ll eat more produce, and that’s likely to lead to a lower risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease, most cancers, Type 2 diabetes and obesity. To maximize the health benefits, make these four easy changes to the way you shop for, prep and store your fruit and …

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

… to organize organic farmers to promote organic food and demand government action in their favor. The National Association of Ecological Producers groups 172 local organizations and more than 12,000 small farmers. It promotes an alternative agricultural model that includes techniques free of pesticides, harmonious with the environment and independent of foreign inputs. The organisation believes that such methods will lead to the preservation of the Peruvian natural resources and to a healthy life …

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

… to organize organic farmers to promote organic food and demand government action in their favor. The National Association of Ecological Producers groups 172 local organizations and more than 12,000 small farmers. It promotes an alternative agricultural model that includes techniques free of pesticides, harmonious with the environment and independent of foreign inputs. The organisation believes that such methods will lead to the preservation of the Peruvian natural resources and to a healthy life …

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 …

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

… are inferior, and that GMOs address the problems of drought and pestilence that lead to reduced yields, and in some cases food shortages. But the science behind these claims is lacking, and many scientists and researchers at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) who were tasked with reviewing GMO safety and effectiveness prior to their commercial approval vocalized this. As explained in Druker’s book, the concerns of these FDA scientists were largely ignored, and GMOs were rammed …

GMO bill intensifies federal food fight | TheHill

By Lydia Wheeler | 28 March 2015 The fight over the labeling of genetically engineered food is heating up on Capitol Hill, as safety advocates mount a campaign to beat back industry-backed legislation that would leave the nation without a mandatory labeling standard. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) introduced the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 last week with lead co-sponsor Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.). The bill would create a voluntary federal labeling standard, while pre-empting …

AGL sells back ‘unviable’ coal seam gas licence to NSW government | The Australian

… last week cancelled a coal seam gas exploration licence that covered the majority of the metropolitan Sydney. PEL 463 covered over 189,000 hectares from Bundeena in the city’s south to Rooty Hill in its west and as far north as Gosford. CSG is set to be a heated topic in the lead up to the state election on March 28, with the opposition promising to cancel or suspend indefinitely coal seam gas exploration licences in the Northern Coast if elected, and to do so without compensation. Metgasco, …

Agricultural Production Affects Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Cycle | Climatology, Geophysics | Sci-News.com

… area in the Northern Hemisphere but are responsible for up to a quarter of the total increase in seasonal carbon exchange of atmospheric carbon dioxide, and possibly more,” said lead author Dr Josh Gray of Boston University. “That’s a very large, significant contribution, and 2/3 of that contribution is attributed to corn. Corn once again is king, this time demonstrating its strong influence on the seasonal cycle of atmospheric carbon dioxide,” said study co-author Prof Christopher …

Greenland Ice Sheet Yielding its Secrets | Geophysics | Sci-News.com

… thinning near coastal regions is shown in green, blue and purple; blue/white flows indicate the direction and speed of the ice movement. Image credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. “The great importance of our data is that for the first time, we have a comprehensive picture of how all of Greenland’s glaciers have changed over the past decade,” said Dr Beata Csatho of the University at Buffalo, who is the lead author of a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of …

Film to highlight CSG dangers prior to election | Echonetdaily

A film highlighting the invasive nature of coal seam gas will screen throughout the northern rivers and other areas in the lead-up to next month’s state election. Called Frackman, the film tells the story of accidental activist Dayne Pratzky and his struggle against the expansion of international gas companies in Queensland’s Darling Downs. Dayne embarks on a journey that transforms him from conservative pig-shooter to sophisticated global activist. Producer Simon Nasht said it was vital …