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Vanishing of the bees: Beekeeper leaks EPA

Dr. Mercola, mercola.com, 28 Jan 2012 Bees have been dying off around the world for more than a decade now, a phenomenon that has been named "Colony Collapse Disorder," or CCD. The U.S. and the U.K. both reported losing a third of their honeybees in 2010. Italy lost half. The die-offs have spread to China and [...]

By |January 28th, 2012|Posts|0 Comments

Why is Africa falling apart?

Evaggelos Vallianatos, Truthout, 9 Nov 2011 In 1769, J. H. Bernardin de Saint Pierre, a French royal officer, said he was not so sure that coffee and sugar were "really essential to the comfort of Europe." But he was certain that these two crops "have brought wretchedness and misery upon America and Africa. The former [...]

By |December 23rd, 2011|Posts|0 Comments

Sheep lawn mowers, and other go-getters

Kevin Roose, New York Times, 2 Nov 2011 In this verdant lawn-filled college town, most people keep their lawn mowers tuned up by oiling the motor and sharpening the blades. Eddie Miller keeps his in shape with salt licks and shearing scissors. Mr. Miller, 23, is the founder of Heritage Lawn Mowing, a company that [...]

By |November 12th, 2011|Posts|0 Comments

Environmental pollution linked to 450 percent boost in birth defects

Kathleen Blanchard in EmaxHealth, 22 Oct 2011. Environmental pollution linked to 450 percent boost in birth defects. Scientists say environmental pollutants raise the chances of some birth defects as much as 450 percent. […]

By |October 25th, 2011|Posts|0 Comments

Roundup and birth defects researcher presents findings to German government

Earth Open Source, 3 Oct 2011 On 28 September 2011, the scientist at the centre of the global row over glyphosate/Roundup herbicide and birth defects met with representatives of the German government to present his scientific findings that Roundup herbicide and the chemical on which it is based, glyphosate, cause birth defects in laboratory animals. [...]

India vs. Monsanto: seeds of discord

France24 Focus, 21 Sept 2011. For the first time ever, a country – India – is accusing a multinational company of "bio-piracy". That means stealing indigenous plants, and then trying to develop genetically modified versions of them, without giving any compensation back to the local people or nation where the plant originally came from.  [...]