Farmers Are Figuring Out They Can Make Bank Growing Non-GMO Crops

GMO SoybeansApril 20, 2015, www.takepart.com | “There’s one on the edge of nearly every corn-belt town in the Midwest. Towering high above the flat landscape, the grain elevator is often the tallest structure around, save, perhaps, for a water tower. It’s here, really, that the industrial food chain starts—where the harvests of countless family farms comingle, the dent corn or soy shifting from plant to commodity. A farmer sells his or her crop to the elevator, and then the elevator sells the harvest of numerous farmers to food companies, ethanol distilleries, or whoever else is in the market for vast amounts of commodity grain.”

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Corn and soy growers are giving up their genetically engineered seed to meet new consumer demand.
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Portland Bans Insecticide in Light of Massive Bee Deaths

April 16, 2015, naturalsociety.com | “Portland, Oregon has joined at least seven other cities in banning the usage of neonicotinoids, a class of insecticides that many scientists think is behind colony collapse disorder and the premature death and dysfunction of many bees and other pollinating insects. The ban applies to all city lands and will be enforced despite the opposition of some nearby farmers who claim neonicotinoids are critical for producing their food crops.”

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Portland, Oregon has joined at least seven other cities in banning the usage of neonicotinoids, a class of insecticides that are killing the honey bee.
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A new home for honeybees, just off the tarmac

March 08, 2015, www.pri.org | “The practice of maintaining beehives on airport property began in Germany a decade and a half ago and has spread, reaching Chicago, St. Louis and Seattle in the United States. The hives are typically kept in the buffer zone on the outskirts of the airport.”

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Airports don’t have a particularly eco-friendly reputation. But they typically have large swaths of land that can’t be developed. And at several airports in the US and…
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Grant will help restore ‘legacy’ oak habitat in Southern Oregon and Northern California

Marko Bey, executive director of the Ashland-based Lomakatsi Restoration Project, checks out a large oak tree in the Colestin Valley. Mail Tribune / Jamie Lusch

January 16, 2015, www.mailtribune.com | “New grant will help Lomakatsi restore 3,000 acres of ‘legacy’ oak habitat.  For the vast majority of its 400-plus years, a mammoth black oak rising from a hill outside of the Colestin Valley has been a vibrant giver of life.  Oak titmice would nest in its cavities while everything from black-tailed deer, woodpeckers and even Native Americans feasted on its bountiful acorn crop, but 60 years of bad neighbors have inflicted a heavy price.”

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“We’re unearthing these treasures buried in here and bringing them back to life.” Read about how federal funding secured by Lomakatsi and our partners will support ongoing efforts to protect large, old oak trees and restore oak woodland habitat in Southern Oregon and Northern California.
For the vast majority of its 400-plus years, a mammoth black oak rising from a hill outside of the Colestin Valley has been a vibrant giver of life.
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IEN Joins Campaign to STOP GE Trees – Mobilization expands on four continents

August 20, 2014 www.ienearth.org | “Two unprecedented applications are pending that, if approved, would allow the commercial sale of millions of genetically engineered (GE) eucalyptus trees for development into vast industrial GE tree plantations in the US and Brazil. The Campaign to STOP GE Trees [1] is expanding and mobilizing to stop these and all large-scale releases of GE trees into the environment.”

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Groups globally mobilize to stop commercial release of genetically engineered eucalyptus trees in Brazil and US

Syngenta withdraws application to use banned pesticide linked to bee harm

July 4, 2014, www.theguardian.com | “Pesticide maker Syngenta has withdrawn an “emergency” application to use a banned insecticide on up to a third of all oilseed rape in the UK. The U-turn follows a major outcry from green campaigners but the company blamed the government for failing to make a decision in time for crop sowing.”

Good News For The Bees!
Good news for the bees!
Syngenta announced it will withdraw its application to use banned pesticide. Read more here: http://grnpc.org/Ig0ES

Mayans Win Legal Battle to Ban GM Soya in Mexico’s Campeche Region

March 13, 2014, www.organicconsumers.org | “Following a ban on the cultivation of GM Maize in Mexico in 2013, the Campeche region of the country has now prohibited the growing of  GM Soybeans following a two year court battle.”

The Mayan communities stated that the planting of GM Soybeans affected the traditional historical practices of the people (beekeeping) and that there was a violation of their right to a healthy environment through the overuse of herbicides and deforestation that GMOs encourage. Learn more: http://orgcns.org/1iEoYhZ
Photo: The Mayan communities stated that the planting of GM Soybeans affected the traditional historical practices of the people (beekeeping) and that there was a violation of their right to a healthy environment through the overuse of herbicides and deforestation that GMOs encourage. Learn more: http://orgcns.org/1iEoYhZ
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Eugene, Oregon First in the Country to Ban Honey Bee-Killing Pesticides

March 7, 2014, www.onegreenplanet.org | “Good news for the honey bees that swarm in Eugene, Ore.: the city just became the first in the country to ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, one of the types linked to declining honey bee populations.

Good news! “Let’s everyone follow suit!”
BREAKING NEWS: The City of Eugene, Oregon, became the first community in the nation to specifically ban from city property the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, scientifically linked to the decline of honey bee colonies. The passage of the resolution came just one week after the Oregon state legislature passed a pollinator protection bill that removed language requiring the restriction of neonicotinoid pesticides, and includes instead a weaker requirement to set up a task force that will examine the possibility of future restrictions. In addition to neonicotinoid restrictions, the City’s resolution also expands Eugene’s pesticide-free parks program and now requires all departments to adopt integrated pest management (IPM) standards…

READ MORE: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=12881

THEN TAKE THESE ACTIONS TO HELP THE BEES:

Tell Home Depot and Lowes’ CEOs to stop selling plants pre-treated with bee-killing neonic pesticides: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/home-depot-and-lowes

IN THE USA, Ask your Congressional Representatives to support H.R. 2692 to ban neonics: http://bit.ly/PollinatorBill

Tell the EPA to ban neonics: www.foe.org/epa-bees

IN CANADA, sign this petition to ban neonics: http://elizabethmaymp.ca/get-involved/ban-neonicotinoids/

#Oregon #OR #Eugene #SaveTheBees #bees #pollinators #pesticides #neonicotinoids #neonics #CCD #ColonyCollapseDisorder #EPA #HR2692 #SavingAmericasPollinatorsAct #HomeDepot #Lowes #LowesHomeImprovement #gmofreecanada #gmofreeusa

— with Michele Perez and 12 others.

Photo: BREAKING NEWS: The City of Eugene, Oregon, became the first community in the nation to specifically ban from city property the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, scientifically linked to the decline of honey bee colonies. The passage of the resolution came just one week after the Oregon state legislature passed a pollinator protection bill that removed language requiring the restriction of neonicotinoid pesticides, and includes instead a weaker requirement to set up a task force that will examine the possibility of future restrictions. In addition to neonicotinoid restrictions, the City’s resolution also expands Eugene’s pesticide-free parks program and now requires all departments to adopt integrated pest management (IPM) standards...

READ MORE: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=12881

THEN TAKE THESE ACTIONS TO HELP THE BEES:

Tell Home Depot and Lowes' CEOs to stop selling plants pre-treated with bee-killing neonic pesticides: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/home-depot-and-lowes

IN THE USA, Ask your Congressional Representatives to support H.R. 2692 to ban neonics: http://bit.ly/PollinatorBill

Tell the EPA to ban neonics: www.foe.org/epa-bees

IN CANADA, sign this petition to ban neonics: http://elizabethmaymp.ca/get-involved/ban-neonicotinoids/

#Oregon #OR #Eugene #SaveTheBees #bees #pollinators #pesticides #neonicotinoids #neonics #CCD #ColonyCollapseDisorder #EPA #HR2692 #SavingAmericasPollinatorsAct #HomeDepot #Lowes #LowesHomeImprovement #gmofreecanada #gmofreeusa

 

Community Passes Resolution Banning Neonicotinoids

March 5, 2014, www.beyondpesticides.org | “The City of Eugene, Oregon became the first community in the nation to specifically ban from city property the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which have scientifically linked to the decline of honey bee colonies. The passage of the resolution came just one week after the Oregon state legislature passed a pollinator protection bill that removed language requiring the restriction of neonicotinoid pesticides, and includes instead a weaker requirement to set up a task force that will examine the possibility of future restrictions.”

“BREAKING – GOODNEWS: The City of Eugene, Oregon, became the first community in the nation to specifically ban from city property the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, scientifically linked to the decline of honey bee colonies. The passage of…
BREAKING NEWS: The City of Eugene, Oregon, became the first community in the nation to specifically ban from city property the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, scientifically linked to the decline of honey bee colonies. The passage of the resolution came just one week after the Oregon state legislature passed a pollinator protection bill that removed language requiring the restriction of neonicotinoid pesticides, and includes instead a weaker requirement to set up a task force that will examine the possibility of future restrictions. In addition to neonicotinoid restrictions, the City’s resolution also expands Eugene’s pesticide-free parks program and now requires all departments to adopt integrated pest management (IPM) standards…

READ MORE: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=12881

THEN TAKE THESE ACTIONS TO HELP THE BEES:

Tell Home Depot and Lowes’ CEOs to stop selling plants pre-treated with bee-killing neonic pesticides: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/home-depot-and-lowes

IN THE USA, Ask your Congressional Representatives to support H.R. 2692 to ban neonics: http://bit.ly/PollinatorBill

Tell the EPA to ban neonics: www.foe.org/epa-bees

IN CANADA, sign this petition to ban neonics: http://elizabethmaymp.ca/get-involved/ban-neonicotinoids

Photo: BREAKING NEWS: The City of Eugene, Oregon, became the first community in the nation to specifically ban from city property the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, scientifically linked to the decline of honey bee colonies. The passage of the resolution came just one week after the Oregon state legislature passed a pollinator protection bill that removed language requiring the restriction of neonicotinoid pesticides, and includes instead a weaker requirement to set up a task force that will examine the possibility of future restrictions. In addition to neonicotinoid restrictions, the City’s resolution also expands Eugene’s pesticide-free parks program and now requires all departments to adopt integrated pest management (IPM) standards...

READ MORE: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=12881

THEN TAKE THESE ACTIONS TO HELP THE BEES:

Tell Home Depot and Lowes' CEOs to stop selling plants pre-treated with bee-killing neonic pesticides: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/home-depot-and-lowes

IN THE USA, Ask your Congressional Representatives to support H.R. 2692 to ban neonics: http://bit.ly/PollinatorBill

Tell the EPA to ban neonics: www.foe.org/epa-bees

IN CANADA, sign this petition to ban neonics: http://elizabethmaymp.ca/get-involved/ban-neonicotinoids/

#Oregon #OR #Eugene #SaveTheBees #bees #pollinators #pesticides #neonicotinoids #neonics #CCD #ColonyCollapseDisorder #EPA #HR2692 #SavingAmericasPollinatorsAct #HomeDepot #Lowes #LowesHomeImprovement #gmofreecanada #gmofreeusa

A Valuable Reputation – Tyrone Hayes exposes harmful chemicals

Hayes has devoted the past fifteen years to studying atrazine, a widely used herbicide made by Syngenta. The company’s notes reveal that it struggled to make sense of him, and plotted ways to discredit him.

February 10, 2014, www.newyorker.com | “In 2001, seven years after joining the biology faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, Tyrone Hayes stopped talking about his research with people he didn’t trust. He instructed the students in his lab, where he was raising three thousand frogs, to hang up the phone if they heard a click, a signal that a third party might be on the line. Other scientists seemed to remember events differently, he noticed, so he started carrying an audio recorder to meetings. ‘The secret to a happy, successful life of paranoia,’ he liked to say, ‘is to keep careful track of your persecutors.'”

“Tyrone Hayes: The Scientist Who Took on Leading Herbicide Manufacturer – Syngenta, against Atrazine
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Tyrone Hayes, a biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, has devoted the past fifteen years to studying the herbicide atrazine,…”
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