European Parliament Rejects Cultivation of GM Maize 1507

Photo: Breaking News: European Parliament Rejects Cultivation of GMO Corn. In a vote on Thursday the European Parliament has rejected what would be the EU’s second approved GM crop for cultivation – GM Corn 1507. This is, however, only the first step for full rejection of GM Corn 1507 in the EU with national governments starting to vote Friday inside the EC on the same issue. PLEASE TAKE ACTION TODAY!

Read: http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/01/16/european-parliament-rejects-cultivation-gm-maize-1507/

TAKE ACTION. Join the ‘Stop the Crop’ campaign against GM Maize 1507 here: http://www.stopthecrop.org/

#EuropeanParliament #GMMaize #GMCorn #maize #corn #Maize1507 #gmo #Dow #Pioneer #EU #boycottgmos #bangmos #sustainablepulse #stopthecrop #gmofreecanada #gmofreeusa

January 16, 2014, sustainablepulse.com | “In a vote on Thursday the European Parliament (EP) has rejected what would be the EU’s second approved GM crop for cultivation – GM Maize 1507.  The vote was a very emphatic political message to the biotech industry with 385 against the authorisation, 201 in favour, 30 abstentions.”

Breaking New~ –European Parliament REJECTS Cultivation of GMO CORN!–
Breaking News: European Parliament Rejects Cultivation of GMO Corn. In a vote on Thursday the European Parliament has rejected what would be the EU’s second approved GM crop for cultivation – GM Corn 1507. This is, however, only the first step for full rejection of GM Corn 1507 in the EU with national governments starting to vote Friday inside the EC on the same issue. PLEASE TAKE ACTION TODAY
Read: http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/01/16/european-parliament-rejects-cultivation-gm-maize-1507/
TAKE ACTION. Join the ‘Stop the Crop’ campaign against GM Maize 1507 here: http://www.stopthecrop.org/
#EuropeanParliament #GMMaize #GMCorn #maize #corn #Maize1507 #gmo #Dow #Pioneer #EU #boycottgmos #bangmos #sustainablepulse #stopthecrop #gmofreecanada #gmofreeusa

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First International Summit and Global Tribunal Held on Rights of Nature

Rights of Nature 550

January 14, 2014, www.pachamama.org | “The Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature is holding its first international summit in Otavalo and Quito, Ecuador this week.  Grounded in an understanding that humans are one part of an interdependent community of life on Earth, and that our existence in all its social, economic, industrial, cultural, and governmental manifestations is wholly dependent on the health of the atmosphere and all other ecosystems and beings that, with us, comprise our living planet, the Rights of Nature movement draws on indigenous wisdom in positing a new jurisprudence that recognizes the right of nature in all its forms to exist, persist, evolve and regenerate.”

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“First International Summit and Global Tribunal Held on Rights of Nature
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The Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature is holding its first international summit in Otavalo and Quito, Ecuador this week. Grounded in an understanding that humans are one part…”
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A Wild Success – Endangered Species Act

December 31, 2013, www.orionmagazine.org | “2013 is drawing to a close, and I doubt if one of the most significant events in my home state of Utah finds itself on anyone’s year-end list of consequence. A small wildflower that grows in the Kaibab Formation in Washington County known as a Gierisch mallow (Sphaeralcea gierischii) has finally been granted protection under the federal Endangered Species Act. Only eighteen populations or communities of these plants remain on Earth, approximately 5,000 to 8,000 individuals. This vibrant orange crepe-petaled flower with yellow stamens can be seen squeezed between Interstate 15 and the Virgin River.”

“the article mentions a few that have been removed from the list…there have been many but oh so many more to go. The gray wolf, the prairie dog, the Calif condor, bald eagle are a few mentioned in this article…however it doesn’t mention the whopping crane, the brn bear, green sea turtle, Key deer, Florida panther, Kirtland’s warbler, American alligator…I think I read there are over 100 that have been removed…but I’m sure many must be put on the list daily…
A Wild Success | Orion Magazine
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December 31, 2013, by Terry Tempest Williams The Endangered Species Act celebrated its fortieth birthday on Saturday”

Center for Biological Diversity 2012 Annual Report

Photo: The Center's 2012 Annual Report is right here: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/publications/reports/AnnualRpt2012_small.pdf You should check it out.

June 27, 2013, www.biologicaldiversity.org | “This was a record-breaking year for protecting endangered species. The Center for Biological Diversity won positive Endangered Species Act decisions for 104 animals and plants, as well as final protection for 33 species, including two Arctic ice seals, Puerto Rico’s coquí llanero tree frog, eight southeastern mussels, 23 Hawaiian plants and insects and a San Francisco manzanita once believed to have vanished forever from the wild. We also secured 40 million acres of protected habitat for wildlife — an area larger than Pennsylvania.”

2012 ANNUAL – CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
Lots of successes here, with solid plans for more.
The Center’s 2012 Annual Report is right here

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Costa Rica farmers see value in biodiversity

Photo: What's a warbler to a farmer in Costa Rica? In Costa Rica farmers are finding that preserving nature may be their best defense against a changing climate. Watch our latest Food for 9 Billion report, in collaboration with PBS NewsHour and PRI's The World: http://bit.ly/11x4wUO "This Rufous-Capped Warbler is a voracious insectivore that's been found to suppress up to 50 percent of the damage on coffee farms by the coffee borer beetle, an introduced pest with no effective pesticide to control its infestations."For more images on Costa Rica's biodiversity: http://to.pbs.org/12DITbW Photo by Sam Eaton/Homelands Productions

June 10, 2013, cironline.org, | “Agriculture represents one of the biggest threats to the planet’s biodiversity. But in Costa Rica, farmers are discovering that preserving nature on their land may be their best defense against a changing climate.”

“What’s good for warblers is good for people too!
What’s a warbler to a farmer in Costa Rica?
In Costa Rica farmers are finding that preserving nature may be their best defense against a changing climate. Watch our latest Food for 9 Billion report, in collaboration with PBS NewsHour and PRI’s The World: http://bit.ly/11x4wUO “This Rufous-Capped Warbler is a voracious insectivore that’s been found to suppress up to 50 percent of the damage on coffee farms by the coffee borer beetle, an introduced pest with no effective pesticide to control its infestations.”
For more images on Costa Rica’s biodiversity: http://to.pbs.org/12DITbW

Tokyo bookstore boasts roof apiary

Photo: Want to learn what all the buzz is about? http://ow.ly/k7xK5

April 17, 2013, www.japantimes.co.jp | “Major construction firm Kajima Corp. has started beekeeping in Tokyo jointly with bookstore chain Yaesu Book Center in a project to help raise awareness of environmental protection.”

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Want to learn what all the buzz is about? http://ow.ly/k7xK5

B&Q and Wickes pledge to withdraw products harmful to bees

January 29, 2013, www.guardian.co.uk | “Two of the UK’s biggest home improvement retailers have pledged to remove products from their shelves containing pesticides linked to the decline in the bee population.”

B&Q and Wickes pledge to withdraw products harmful to bees
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The retailers will remove products containing neonicotinoids, which are linked to the decline in the bee population
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Tell the EPA: Immediately suspend the pesticide that’s killing bees!

act.credoaction.com | “A blockbuster study released last week by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), has for the first time labeled the pesticide clothianidin as an “unacceptable” danger to bees.1 Scientists have long thought that clothianidin is at least partially to blame for the alarming rate that bees have been dying off in the U.S. – nearly 30% of our bee population, per year, has been lost to so-called colony collapse since 2006.2

Good news follows the revelation of bad news:
— 177,000 People have signed this petition for the pesticide clothianidin to be banned, after a study by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), has for the first time labeled it as an “un, acceptable” danger to bees.
Petition to the U.S. EPA: Immediately suspend the pesticide that’s killing bees!
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A blockbuster study by the European Food Safety Authority has for the first time labeled the pesticide believed to be behind colony collapse disorder as an “unacceptable” danger to bees. EPA should take immediate action and suspend the use of clothianidin.
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Plans drawn up to protect Wales’ endangered honey bees

Honey bees

November 19, 2012, www.walesonline.co.uk | “A blueprint to protect the threatened honey bee in Wales has been outlined – with the planning system and roads to be made pollinator-friendly.  {opulations of honey bees in Wales and the UK have been savaged by a bee-killing mite which is threatening a global catastrophe.”

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Plans drawn up to protect Wales’ endangered honey bees
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A blueprint to protect the threatened honey bee in Wales has been outlined – with the planning system and roads to be made pollinator-friendly.

 

France to ban Swiss pesticide as bee threat

June 1, 2012,  www.mnn.com | “The French government is to ban a pesticide made by Swiss giant Syngenta used in rapeseed cultivation that has been found to shorten bees’ lifespan, Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll said June 1.”

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France to ban Swiss pesticide as bee threat
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France is also considering raising the issue of a European Union-wide ban of the Syngenta-produced pesticide.
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