Sustainable farming will mitigate impact of global warming

September 16, 2015, www.regenerationinternational.org | “Ireland leads the way in developing a national strategy that allows for sustainable agricultural intensification while, at the same time, mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, according to Aidan O’Driscoll, Secretary General of the Department of Agriculture. ‘Last October saw the EU make a landmark decision in adopting many of these principles,’ he said.”

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Ireland recognizes that offsetting emissions through sequestration of carbon is a vital component of their greenhouse gas emissions strategy.
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Hungarians Just Destroyed All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields

August 31, 2015, www.offgridquest.com | “Hungary has taken a bold stand against biotech giant Monsanto and genetic modification by destroying 1000’s of acres of corn found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds, according to Hungary deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar. Unlike many European Union countries, Hungary is a nation where genetically modified (GM) seeds are banned. In a similar stance against GM ingredients, Peru has also passed a 10 year ban on GM foods.”

 

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Hungary has taken a bold stand against biotech giant Monsanto and genetic modification by destroying 1000 acres of maize found to have been grown with…
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Germany starts move to ban GMO crops: ministry letter

August 24, 2015, www.reuters.com | “Germany has initiated a move to stop the growing of genetically modified crops under new European Union rules, documents seen by Reuters showed on Monday.  German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt has informed German state governments of his intention to tell the EU that Germany will make use of new ‘opt-out’ rules to stop GMO crop cultivation even if varieties have been approved by the EU, a letter from the agriculture ministry seen by Reuters shows.”

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Germany has initiated a move to stop the growing of genetically modified crops under new European Union rules, documents seen by Reuters showed on Monday.German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt
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France Joins Green Wave of GM Crop Bans in Europe

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September 17, 2015, sustainablepulse.com | “In a joint statement Thursday by the Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Ségolène Royal, and the Minister of Agriculture, Stéphane Le Foll, it was announced that France has decided to ask the European Commission for a strong opt-out from growing genetically modified (GM) crops.

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BREAKING NEWS: France has now officially joined Greece and Latvia in asking for an opt-out from growing GM crops. Germany and Scotland have also made it clear that they will follow the same path. http://sustainablepulse.com/…/france-joins-green-wave-of-…/… ‪#‎GMOs‬ ‪#‎france‬ ‪#‎BanGMOs‬ ‪#‎food‬
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FOLLOWING THROUGH ON LEGAL VICTORIES WITH ACTION

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FOLLOWING THROUGH ON LEGAL VICTORIES WITH ACTION!
Bringing in GMO free sugar beet seed. ‪#‎gmofreeroguevalley‬, in Josephine County, Oregon, which, along with Jackson County, banned the growing of GMO crops and defeated a lawsuit against this ban
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100,000 German beekeepers call for GMO cultivation ban

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June 18, 2015, www.gmwatch.org | “German beekeepers have called for a nationwide ban on cultivating GM plants, reports the German NGO keine-gentechnik.de. The call by the German Beekeepers Association (DIB), which represents almost 100,000 beekeepers, comes after Europe adopted controversial legislation enabling member states to opt-out of the cultivation of GMOs that have been approved at the EU level.”

Kevin Phillips shared a photo to GoodNews FortheEarth‘s Timeline. GMO Free USA 100,000 German Beekeepers Call for GMO Crop Cultivation Ban: The German Beekeepers Association (DIB), which represents almost 100,000 beekeepers, is urging Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt to implement a Germany-wide ban on cultivation. Bees fly up to eight kilometres in search of food, the DIB said, so a juxtaposition of GM crop cultivation zones and GMO-free zones within Germany would be “environmentally and agriculturally unacceptable”. “Bees know no borders,” the DIB added. There is no such thing as co-existence. GMO crops will inevitably contaminate non-GMO and organic crops. BAN GMOs

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Pope Francis Slams GMOs and Pesticides for Environmental and Social Damage

June 16, 2015, sustainablepulse.com | “On the subject of GMOs Pope Francis states; ‘It is difficult to give an overall judgment on the development of genetically modified organisms (GMO), plant or animal, for medical purposes or in agriculture, since they can be very different and require different considerations.  Although we do not have definitive evidence about the damage that transgenic cereals could cause to humans, and in some regions their use has produced economic growth that has helped solve some problems, there are significant problems that should not be minimized.”

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Pope Francis slams both GMOs and pesticides in a draft of his major environmental document that was leaked Monday. He has also called for the financing of…
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France Bans Sale of Monsanto Herbicide Roundup in Nurseries

June 14, 2015, www.ndtv.com | “French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal announced today a ban on the sale of popular weedkiller Roundup from garden centres, which the UN has warned may be carcinogenic. The active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, was in March classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans” by the UN’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).”

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French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal announced today a ban on the sale of popular weedkiller Roundup from garden centres, which the UN has warned may…
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Organic farming is financially-sustainable worldwide, study finds

June 10, 2015, www.csmonitor.com | “A recently published meta-analysis of 44 scientific studies shows that organic farming is not only environmentally sustainable, but also financially competitive when compared to conventional farming. Organic sales grew 170 percent to US$63 billion from 2002 to 2011 worldwide, but the analysis’s authors note that organic agriculture currently occupies only 1 percent of global cropland. The good news is that there is room for organic agriculture to continue to spread, and the authors predict that profitability of organic farming will continue to outpace conventional models.”

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Organic agriculture occupies just 1 percent of cropland across the world. While organic sales continue to grow, a study has found that organic farming is…
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Judge Upholds Genetically Engineered Crop Ban in Jackson County

June 3, 2015, wakeup-world.com | “In an era where big money is tossed around by biotech and pesticide behemoths like Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow, DuPont and others to defeat laws restricting GMOs, it’s heartening to see grassroots anti-GMO efforts making headway. The latest example involves an American federal court ruling upholding a Jackson County, Oregon ban on genetically engineered crops.”

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Dear Friends,
great news to share. WE WON our lawsuit against Monsanto in Jackson county!!!!!!
A great big THANK YOU for all you who gave their time, knowledge, $$$$ in the Kickstarter to pay for the lawyer costs, your wisdom and support.
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Chris Hardy, Elise Higley, we love YOU.

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