The Food Project in Lincoln grows more than crops – News – Lincoln Journal – Lincoln, MA

By Betsy Levinson | June 19, 2015 With a new director and a renewed focus on “bridging the gap,” The Food Project is gearing up for another season of farming, youth development and providing food Security from its fields in Lincoln, Boston, Lynn and Beverly. James Harrison, who goes by J., has moved from acting director to executive director of the organic farming program that started more than 20 years ago. Harrison is a Lincoln native who knew early on that he wanted to study and work in …

Monarch Power Granted Patent for Solar Powered Turbine | 2015-06-11 | ACHRNEWS

… air conditioned. The sun is our ubiquitous power source. Our natural gas grid provides backup energy Security more reliably than overhead power lines.” Hui predicts that the current power grid with centralized generation of electricity will be replaced by personal energy, a term he coined for local sourcing, generation, storage, and use of energy. “Energy isn’t just about electricity. Energy is for home heating and cooling, cooking, driving, communicating, lighting, and watering. …

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

By Rael Mora | June 2, 2015 12,000 Peruvian organic farmers are struggling to survive and promote their way of developing sources of food. Demands for Peruvian government policy that prioritizes food Security and sovereignty were high on the agenda Tuesday at the National Association of Ecological Producers conference. Vice President of the organization Naida Quispe Farfán said that the government’s emphasis on free trade agreement undermine such a goal. The purpose of the conference is …

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

By Rael Mora | June 2, 2015 12,000 Peruvian organic farmers are struggling to survive and promote their way of developing sources of food. Demands for Peruvian government policy that prioritizes food Security and sovereignty were high on the agenda Tuesday at the National Association of Ecological Producers conference. Vice President of the organization Naida Quispe Farfán said that the government’s emphasis on free trade agreement undermine such a goal. The purpose of the conference is …

Countries That Ban GMO Foods

… most GMO foods have allowed one or two GMO crops to be grown. Special: GMO Foods: Are We Unknowingly Poisoning Our Families? Here are a few of the rules and regulations regarding GMOs in other countries: 1. China. Beijing supports GMO technology because it sees GMO as crucial to food Security, says Reuters. But although China may support the technology and allows for some genetically modified food crops to be imported, it doesn’t permit their domestic cultivation. The country plans to …

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

… Security” and have instead increased the use of toxic herbicides and led to herbicide-resistant “superweeds”. Over the last 20 years, yields of both GE corn and soy have been no different from traditionally bred corn and soy grown in Europe, where genetically engineered crops are banned, she found. Corn and soybeans account for roughly 80 percent of the global land area devoted to growing GE crops, and both are overwhelmingly used for animal feed and biofuels, not for food. This is …

US Agencies, Gates Foundation, and Monsanto Trying to Force Unwilling African Nations to Accept Expensive and Insufficiently Tested GMO | Global Research

… GM maize, soya and cotton, but the promise that GM crops would address food Security has not been fulfilled. Indeed, South Africa’s food Security is reportedly declining with almost half the nation currently categorised as food insecure even though South Africa exports maize,” said Haidee Swanby from the African Centre for Biosafety. To finish reading this article, click on this link: via US Agencies, Gates Foundation, and Monsanto Trying to Force Unwilling African Nations to Accept …

Pope’s Asia trip to address poverty, dialogue, climate change | Reuters

(Reuters) – Pope Francis returns to Asia for the second time in less than six months, traveling to Sri Lanka and the Philippines in coming days to underscore his concern for inter-religious dialogue, poverty and the environment. Security will be a main issue in both countries, particularly in the Philippines, Asia’s only majority Catholic country, where up to six million people are expected to attend an outdoor Mass on Jan. 18. Up to 40,000 police, troops and reservists will take …