VOICES FOR CHANGE

Win: EPA Denies Texas’ Farmers Request to Use Dangerous Herbicide on Fields
Christina Sarich
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Natural Society reported just weeks ago that Texas farmers wanted to pour an unlicensed herbicide all over 3 million acres of genetically modified cotton in an ‘emergency’ attempt to stop the forward advance of superweeds taking over the farmer’s fields. In a surprising turn of events, the U.S. Environmental Protection ...

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Win! U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to Ban Use of Bee, Bird and Butterfly-Killing Neonicotinoids
Christina Sarich
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Due in part to a petition submitted by the Center for Food Safety (CFS), one government agency has come to its senses, agreeing to eliminate bee and butterfly-toxic neonicotinoids in the Pacific Region of the NW Wildlife Refuges.

 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) very quietly announced that it will phase out neonicotinoid insecticides (neonics) in wildlife refuges in the Pacific Region, including Hawaii and other Pacific Islands, Idaho, Oregon, and ...

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Apple to Build 100-Acre Solar Farm in North Carolina
Christina Sarich
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The city of Claremont, North Carolina has just signed an agreement with Apple, which will allow a 100-scre solar farm to be built, providing 17.5 megawatts of energy annually at the development cost of $55 million. This will be Apple’s third large solar farm in the United States. Of the mega-corporations, Apple continues to be a leader in responsible stewardship of sustainable energy practices.

Apple is currently the only company in the industry that powers its data ...

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Professor of Chemistry Turns India’s Plastic Trash into Useable Roadways
Christina Sarich
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Scenes from the movie Slumdog Millionaire accurately depict India’s latest consumer-influenced economy. Tree groves are littered with a rainbow color of plastic bags like some kind of ominous carnival wreckage. Plastic bottles, candy wrappers, and other ‘garbage’ liters the streets in a land where city officials have long forsaken their duties of providing a pristine infrastructure to its inhabitants, but a professor of chemistry in Madurai, India ...

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Are Solar Roadways Next on Our Clean Energy Horizon?
Christina Sarich
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Do you remember the last time you stepped out on some hot asphalt or concrete on a sweltering summer day? You likely felt a tinge of the intense energy of the sun compacted into the over 4 million miles of roads that stretch across the United States. The US transportation system is vast, and it could just be ready for an enormous green facelift utilizing solar technologies.

This doesn’t include the millions of square miles of parking lots that go wasted every day as ...

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Are Solar Roadways Next on Our Clean Energy Horizon?
Christina Sarich
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Do you remember the last time you stepped out on some hot asphalt or concrete on a sweltering summer day? You likely felt a tinge of the intense energy of the sun compacted into the over 4 million miles of roads that stretch across the United States. The US transportation system is vast, and it could just be ready for an enormous green facelift utilizing solar technologies.

 

This doesn’t include the millions of square miles of parking lots that go wasted ...

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Are Solar Roadways Next on Our Clean Energy Horizon?
Christina Sarich
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Do you remember the last time you stepped out on some hot asphalt or concrete on a sweltering summer day? You likely felt a tinge of the intense energy of the sun compacted into the over 4 million miles of roads that stretch across the United States. The US transportation system is vast, and it could just be ready for an enormous green facelift utilizing solar technologies.

 

This doesn’t include the millions of square miles of parking lots that go wasted ...

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Biotech Bullying: French Government Withdraws from Long-Term GMO Study
Christina Sarich
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Has the biotech industry successfully scared another government silly, so much so that they are unwilling to carry out true scientific research on the long-term damage that GMOs could cause animals, people, and the environment? With the latest formal withdrawal of the CRIIGEN organization from a previously planned long-term GMO risk study, it seems so.

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Cargill’s Integrity-Free Soybean Oil
Jim Hightower
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Can you have your hypocrisy and eat it, too?

I don’t think so. But Cargill Inc. is doing its damndest to invalidate the old admonition that eating your cake today means not having it tomorrow.

As a leading producer and user of ingredients that contain genetically manipulated organisms, the food conglomerate with $136.7 billion in yearly sales faces a marketing problem: By huge margins, consumers here and around the ...

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Vibrations in Vegetables: Energetics in Process of Photosynthesis Could Boost Solar Power Efficiency
Christina Sarich
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For all those who think the adage, ‘everything is vibration’ is a bunch of bunkum, check this out: biophysics researchers have discovered that molecular vibrations deep within our vegetables help them to process light for photosynthesis, the primary way a plant metabolizes energy from the sun. This discovery could lead to more efficient solar arrays and better energy storage.

 

Utilizing short pulses of light to peer inside spinach leaves to see how the ...

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Monsanto Hides Toxicity Test Results on RoundUp, Calling them ‘Commercial’ Secret
Christina Sarich
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Talking about Monsanto’s latest attempt to obstruct justice, halt transparency, and prevent people from stopping their seed and herbicide businesses from spreading is starting to seem redundant, but the company just keeps acting in increasingly objectionable ways. Now, the company is refusing to release to the public lab tests conducted in St. Louis, Missouri, which gave them authority to use glyphosate in China.

Just months ago, Chinese food safety volunteers ...

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Hope for Fukushima? New Technology Offered for Mere Dollars to Remove Radioactive Particles
Christina Sarich
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The Keshe Foundation, registered in the Netherlands as a non-profit organization interested in promoting world peace, is offering the regular farmer and others near the Daiichi plant and around the world a new technology to remove radioactive contamination for mere dollars. A video explaining the means to decontaminate radioactive particles is being ...

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Are Nature Conservancy and Corporate Profits Reconcilable?
Thomas Magstadt
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If you were, say, a Colorado cattle rancher and a friend called to tell you that Harlan Vegan (“all hat and no cattle”) has just been named the new head of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), you might wonder what Vegan knows about cows.

 

If you dug deeper and learned that Vegan is best known as an outspoken critic of “greedy, inhumane beef growers who confine animals to filthy feedlots and pump them full of growth hormones,” ...

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Hillary Clinton Cheerleads for Biotech and GMOs
Christina Sarich
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Who has the next famous face to convince the world that GMOs are safe? How about a former first lady, and once U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton? Clinton recently attended the BIO International Convention on Wednesday, June 25 and leaked press snippets to confirm what most sustainable food movement supporters already know: she’s ...

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Don Sahong Hydropower Project is a Death Trap for Irrawaddy Dolphins
Ashley Curtin
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Already classified as critically endangered and on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources’ Red List, Irrawaddy dolphins now face further extinction. Plans are already in motion to build a new hydropower dam upstream from the dolphins’ habitat in the Mekong River at the border of Laos PDR and Cambodia. With just 85 Irrawaddy dolphins left in the river, these animals can’t withstand the construction of the dam and the World ...

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Brazil Announces Dengue Fever Emergency in GMO Mosquito Trial Areas
Christina Sarich
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Natural Society reported back in February that a UK company was planning to release GMO mosquitoes in Panama in order to reduce the populations of dengue fever, but now civil society groups in a town in Brazil where GMO trial mosquitoes were released are expressing alarm at an increase in dengue incidence, leading them to declare an emergency ...

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18 Million Americans Suffer from GMO and Gluten Intolerance
Christina Sarich
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Gluten intolerance is a hot issue these days. Research estimates that over 18 million Americans now have a gluten sensitivity. These new gluten sensitivities are likely due to genetic alteration of crops, and while there is no GMO-wheat, per se, GMOs and modern wheat are killing us. Wheat’s mass production turned into toxic junk food, and ...

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Sacred Ponca Indian Corn Planted in the Pathway of the Keystone XL Pipeline
Christina Sarich
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Members of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance and their allies are sending a profound message to the owners and supporters (such as the Koch Brothers) of the Keystone Pipeline. They have gathered at the farm of Art Tanderup near Neligh, Nebraska, to hand sow sacred Ponka red corn seeds along the proposed route of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Just over a dozen volunteers planted at the Tanderup farm which is crossed by both the historic Ponca Trail of Tears and the Keystone XL ...

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Uber is the Future
Froma Harrop
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As dawn creeps over New York's Jamaica Bay, flocks of wide-bodied red-eyes — overnight flights from the West Coast — land at JFK International Airport. The minute the wheels touch, cellphones click into action.

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Not Much to Lose in Move From Coal
Froma Harrop
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Barack Obama need not ask how well he's doing in coal country, because the answer is always the same: Not well.

A cerebral black man never had much of a chance in poor, rural white ...

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10 Biggest Threats to Human Existence
Larry Schwartz
News Analysis
Food – Thou Shall Not Waste
Silvia Giannelli
News Report

NOC BULLHORN

Energy Use

After 30 years the wait is over...Dharnai has power.

Gun Rights

The Second Amendment needs to be updated to reflect the growing danger of guns.

Education

"Poets With a Cause” is a group of artists who are banding together to voice their opposition to school closures.

Organic Food

Spread the word, go organic!

Human Rights

The house collectively promotes art and culture in a neighborhood that is known for its social problems related to violence and poverty.

Internet

Protect the Internet...don't Kill it.

Segregation

Politicians and military leaders continue to promote violence...while a simple dance teacher brings communities together.

Environment

NHL leading the way to promote green business practices...Will other sports teams join in?

Monsanto Greed

Stand up to Monsanto and tell the Obama Administration to support mandatory GMO labeling.

Agriculture

El Salvador famers are fighting back against the Monsta.

Fracking

Fracking is nowhere to be seen in Germany’s future.

Food Health

A settlement by West Virginia Supreme Court ordered Monsanto to start paying victims of dioxin exposure.

Fracking

Fracking is nowhere to be seen in Germany's near future.

Tar Sands

The measure is intended to stop ExxonMobil and partner companies from bringing Albertan tar-sands oil east through an aging pipeline network to the city’s waterfront.

Agriculture

Could small, biodiverse farms help the Aloha State transition to growing enough food to feed itself?

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