Doctors and Environmentalists Are Fighting for a Ban Against Monsanto

April 30, 2015, www.takepart.com | “Multinational ag giant Monsanto may seem like an unstoppable force—but don’t tell that to the growing coalition of environmentalists and public health advocates in Argentina. They are fighting toward one audacious goal: to kick the company out of their country.”

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A big medical group joins the chorus calling for the company to be kicked out of Argentina.
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Court Declares Vermont’s Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Law Constitutional

April 27, 2015, www.centerforfoodsafety.org | “Today, Center for Food Safety (CFS) hailed the just-issued federal court decision from the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont affirming the constitutionality of Vermont’s genetically engineered food labeling law, Act 120. The ruling fully denied the preliminary injunction motion brought by the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association, Snack Food Association, and other plaintiffs to try and halt the law’s implementation, and granted the State of Vermont’s motion to dismiss on several claims.”

Ruling Denies Big Food’s Preliminary Injunction Motion April 27, 2015 (Washington, DC)–Today, Center for Food Safety (CFS) hailed the just-issued federal court…centerforfoodsafety.org
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Organic Trumps Conventional Across the Board: Highlights from The Rodale Institute’s 30-Year Report

April 26, 2015, foodtank.com | “After a 30-year side-by-side comparison of organic and conventional agricultural systems, the Rodale Institute reports that organic systems match, or even outperform, conventional systems in terms of yield, profitability, and energy efficiency, while having positive effects on soil health, water quality, and rural communities.”

After a 30-year side-by-side comparison of organic and conventional agricultural systems, the Rodale Institute reports that organic systems match, or even outperform, conventional systems in terms of yield, profitability, and energy efficiency, while having positive effects on soil health, water quality, and rural communities.
The Rodale Institute’s Farming Systems Trial® has concluded that organic methods are superior across the board.
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President Obama’s Earth Day Focus: Climate Change

ObamaApril 22, 2015, ens-newswire.com | “Climate change is the greatest threat that faces humans today, and as a nation, the United States must ‘act before it is too late,’ declared President Barack Obama in his 2015 Earth Day Proclamation. ‘The United States is committed to our role as a global leader in the fight against climate change,’ he proclaimed.”

President Obama’s Earth Day Focus: Climate Change
WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2015 (ENS) – Climate change is the greatest threat that faces humans today, and as a nation, the United States must “act before it is too late,” declared President Barack Obama in his 2015 Earth Day Proclamation. Visiting the Everglades today, Obama said, “Climate change can no longer be denied.”

Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize

winnersApril 20, 2015, ens-newswire.com | “The activists honored with the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize at a ceremony Monday evening have protected the planet by shutting down a lead smelter, blocking dam construction, stopping a proposed gold and copper mine, and safeguarding fisheries.”

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Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 20, 2015 (ENS) – The activists honored with the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize at a ceremony Monday evening have protected the planet by shutting down a lead smelter, blocking dam construction, stopping a proposed gold and copper mine, and safeguarding fisheries. – Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize | ENS

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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France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels

April 8, 2015, csglobe.com | “A new law recently passed in France mandates that all new buildings that are built in commercial zones in France must be partially covered in either plants or solar panels.  Green roofs, as they are called, have an isolating effect which helps to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat a building during the winter or cool it in the summer. They are capable of retaining rainwater and reducing problems with runoff, and also offer birds a place to call home in the urban jungle.”

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A new law recently passed in France mandates that all new buildings that are built in commercial zones in France must be partially covered in…
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CTNBio Meeting to Approve GE Trees Cancelled – FuturaGene Taken Over

'BREAKING NEWS: BRAZILIANS RISE UP AGAINST GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES. 300 peasants, organized by La Via Campesina, took over the building where the Brazil National Biosafety Technical Commission (CTNBio) was meeting to decide on the approval of GE eucalyptus trees. The meeting was cancelled. On the same morning in Itapetininga, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1,000 women of the Brazil Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) took over operations of Futuragene, the developer of GE trees, and destroyed GE eucalyptus seedlings. When the Brazilians say they don’t want GE trees, they mean it.

READ the whole story, in English: http://stopgetrees.org/victory-ctnbio-occupied-meeting-cancelled-no-approval-ge-trees/

READ, in Portuguese (with video): http://www.mst.org.br/2015/03/05/apos-ocupacao-na-suzano-outros-300-camponeses-ocupam-predio-da-ctnbio-em-bsb.html

WATCH the video: http://youtu.be/M7K-xJyvek8

#StopGETrees #Brazil #GETrees #GMTrees #GMOTrees #EucalyptusTrees #CTNBio #Futuragene #gmofreebrazil #gmofreecanada #gmofreeusa'

March 5, 2015, stopgetrees.org | “On the morning of 5 March 2015, 1,000 women from the MST took over operations of genetically engineered tree company Futuragene in Brazil.

“BREAKING NEWS: BRAZILIANS RISE UP AGAINST GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES. 300 peasants, organized by La Via Campesina, took over the building where the Brazil National Biosafety Technical Commission (CTNBio) was meeting to decide on the approval of GE eucalyptus trees. The meeting was cancelled. On the same morning in Itapetininga, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1,000 women of the Brazil Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) took over operations of Futuragene, the developer of GE trees, and destroyed GE eucalyptus seedlings. When the Brazilians say they don’t want GE trees, they mean it.”

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Pledge To Plant – One Billion Seeds for Earth Day

January 13, 2015, www.facebook.com | “ Be a part of the biggest grass-root effort in history by planting a seed/tree as a “give back” to Earth. It’s an old Native American tradition that when you take something from the Earth, you must put something back. Earth Day 2015 will be a global “give back to Earth” event, as an “offering” for all the planet gives us. Our goal is to plant one billion seeds/trees.

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Already .. 64,000 people are going … why? because every day is Earth Day

Thanks to Ysabel Vicente for letting me know
One Billion Trees/Seeds Planted – Earth Day, April 22, 2015All over the World 93,499 people are going
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