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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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World Environment Day at Wollega University

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 Wollega University Officials, invited guests from East Wollega Zonal Administration and Nekemte City Administration, Communities, Teachers and Students were actively participated in celebrating the World Environment Day and planted seedlings.
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Wollega University celebrates World Environment Day (June 5, 2015)

Oregon farms – Close Enough to Cities to Feed Everyone Locally

June 5, 2015, photos.oregonlive.com | “Oregon farmers are close enough to city centers to be able to feed the state’s population entirely locally, says a new study.”

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Oregon farmers are close enough to city centers to be able to feed the state’s population entirely locally, says a new study….
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Cannabis advocate Morgan Freeman converts his 124-acre ranch into bee refuge to combat colony collapse crisis

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June 4, 2015, www.naturalnews.com | “He might have just turned 78 years old on June 1, but actor and celebrity activist Morgan Freeman isn’t planning to fade away into retirement anytime soon. These days, the longtime cannabis advocate is busy maintaining his vast bee refuge in rural Mississippi, which he reportedly converted from a 124-acre ranch in an effort to combat the global crisis of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).”

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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.
Above All goes a heartfelt Thank you to the core team at
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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead”

From Big-Box Stores to Organic Boutiques, Bee-Killing Pesticides Are Vanishing From Shelves

June 2, 2015, www.takepart.com | “Plant nurseries across the nation aren’t waiting for federal regulators to move on neonicotinoid pesticides, substances linked to mass die-offs of bees and other important pollinators.  Instead, as the public chorus to “save the bees” has grown from a fluttering to a loud buzz, many have taken the initiative to stop selling products that contain these chemicals.”

From Big-Box Stores to Organic Boutiques, Bee-Killing Pesticides Are Vanishing From Shelves
Retailers and nurseries are phasing out neonicotinoid products implicated in mass bee die-offs, a new report shows.
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Organic Farmers Beat Monsanto, GMO Seeds Now Banned

June 1, 2015, yournewswire.com | “Organic farmers from Oregon have successfully beaten Monsanto in a landmark court victory that allow the state to ban the use of genetically modified seeds. The repercussions of the federal lawsuit is likely to be seen nationwide as other states may introduce a ban on the use of GMO seeds as well.”

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Organic farmers from Oregon have successfully beaten Monsanto in a landmark court victory that allow the state to ban the use of genetically modified seeds. The…
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U.S. EPA Proposing Temporary Pesticide-Free Zones For Honeybees

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May 27, 2015, www.organicconsumers.org | “U.S. environmental regulators on Thursday proposed a rule that would create temporary pesticide-free zones to protect commercial honeybees, which are critical to food production and have been dying off at alarming rates.  The restrictions would cover times when specific plants are in bloom and when commercial honeybees are being moved through certain areas, EPA officials said.”

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The Environmental Protection Agency is finally making moves to ‪#‎SaveTheBees‬! Learn more about this important proposal to protect our precious pollinators: http://orgcns.org/1BDiy9R
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Meet Will Allen, The Urban Farmer Starting His Own Revolution

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May 15, 2015, www.cornucopia.org | “Will Allen is a former professional athlete who played basketball throughout college at the University of Miami and post-college in Belgium. Though he has also held jobs in corporate America, Allen has spent the last 21 years in a completely different profession: urban farmer.”

Sage Lampros shared a photo to GoodNews FortheEarth‘s Timeline. The Cornucopia Institute Will Allen is a former professional athlete who played basketball throughout college at the University of Miami and post-college in Belgium. Though he has also held jobs in corporate America, Allen has spent the last 21 years in a completely different profession: urban farmer. http://www.cornucopia.org/…/meet-will-allen-the-urban-farm…/ ‪#‎farmer‬ ‪#‎food‬ ‪#‎urbanfarmer‬

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