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Russia bans all U.S. food, EU fruit and veg in sanctions response

Source: euro news Russia will ban all imports of food from the United States and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western...

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05. 08. 2014
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Land Grabbing – A New Political Strategy for Arab Countries

Source: IPS News Food price rises as far back as 2008 are believed to be the partial culprits behind the instability plaguing Arab countries and they have become increasingly aware of the importance...

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21. 07. 2014
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Weapons of War: Syria Faces an Imminent Food and Water Crisis

Source: Chatham House […] Water as a weapon  The deliberate targeting of water supply networks and related structures is now a daily occurrence in the conflict. The water pumping station in Al-Khafsah, Aleppo...

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06. 08. 2013
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Syria seeks to tap frozen bank accounts for food supplies

Syria seeks to tap frozen bank accounts for food supplies

Source: Reuters Syria is trying to tap frozen funds in foreign bank accounts to step up purchases of foodstocks including wheat, as civil war and a deepening humanitarian crisis push President Bashar al-Assad to seek...

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26. 04. 2012
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The Illusion of Choice: The 10 corporations that control everything you buy

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15. 03. 2012
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Monsanto plans massive biotech experiment in the US

Monsanto plans massive biotech experiment in the US

The US government has for the first time signed off on a large-scale experiment involving genetically modified crops, which will lead to biotech big shot Monsanto introducing an engineered corn seed across America...

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11. 03. 2012
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Scientists warn EPA on Monsanto GMO corn rootworm

Scientists warn EPA on Monsanto GMO corn rootworm

A group of plant scientists is warning federal regulators that action is needed to mitigate a growing problem with biotech corn that is losing its resistance to plant-damaging pests. The stakes are high...

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07. 03. 2012
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JIM ROGERS: The Government Is Lying About Inflation And It’s Crushing The Consumer

JIM ROGERS: The Government Is Lying About Inflation And It’s Crushing The Consumer

What is feeding into oil prices at the moment? Iran obviously, is one thing, but another is in the U.S. it’s the infrastructure problem. We have oil but it’s in the wrong places....

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18. 02. 2012
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Test-tube burgers closer to reality

Test-tube burgers closer to reality

Tastes just like chicken. FYI: First artificial burger to cost £250,000  MEAT MADE FROM TURDS-(SHIT BURGERS)   Source: The Australian Mark Post, professor of vascular physiology at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, where...

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13. 02. 2012
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Monsanto found guilty of chemical poisoning in France

Monsanto found guilty of chemical poisoning in France

A French court has declared the US biotech giant Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer, a judgment that could lend weight to other health claims against pesticides. In the first...

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13. 02. 2012
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Feds shut down Amish farm for selling fresh milk

Feds shut down Amish farm for selling fresh milk

So the first domino has fallen.   The FDA has won its two-year fight to shut down an Amish farmer who was selling fresh, raw milk to eager consumers in the Washington region,...

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07. 02. 2012
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Brazil to overtake U.S. as top producer of genetically modified crops

Brazil to overtake U.S. as top producer of genetically modified crops

If you are purchasing fruits and vegetables from South or Central America at you local supermarket, guaranteed they are genetically modified.   Brazil is on course to dislodge the United States as the...

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02. 02. 2012
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Is it just China buying land worldwide? India, Saudi Arabia, US Universities…?

There is no doubt China is investing large sums of money to purchase land worldwide to guarantee the Chinese mineral and agriculture rights. Newswire – The Evil Chinese are buying farmland worldwide, we...

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01. 02. 2012
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Moonshine Produced from Heirloom Corn

Moonshine Produced from Heirloom Corn

Source: The Perennial Plate Episode 88: American Indian Mothers (and Fathers) from Daniel Klein on Vimeo.

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30. 01. 2012
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Chinese swoop on 16 dairy farms in New Zealand

Chinese swoop on 16 dairy farms in New Zealand

More info on the sale  Chinese might train on Crafar dairy farms Source: AP/Independent Chinese investors are buying New Zealand farmland for the first time, causing anxiety in a country heavily reliant on...

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27. 01. 2012
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Would You Like Sketchy Meat With That?

Would You Like Sketchy Meat With That?

Source: Courthouse News Service The Food and Drug Administration plans to allow for the importation of meat that contains residues of new animal drugs not approved in the United States. The FDA seeks...

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24. 01. 2012
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Bill Gates push for genetically-modified foods

Bill Gates push for genetically-modified foods

Source: ABC News After the Gates Foundation’s vaccination efforts in India, that nation reported only one case of polio last year. And while the foundation promises to fight on against preventable diseases, the top focus of...

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23. 01. 2012
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The future of food

The future of food

By 2050 there will be another 2.5 billion people on the planet. How to feed them? Science’s answer: a diet of algae, insects and meat grown in a lab. It looks like meat,...

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22. 01. 2012
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Subculture of Americans prepares for civilization’s collapse

Subculture of Americans prepares for civilization’s collapse

Is it truly a subculture of Americans? The FBI  had 16.5 million background checks for firearm purchases for 2011.  Firearm Background Checks Spike In 2011 According To FBI Statistics.   I recommend reading...

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15. 01. 2012
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Processed meat ‘linked to pancreatic cancer’

Processed meat ‘linked to pancreatic cancer’

A link between eating processed meat, such as bacon or sausages, and pancreatic cancer has been suggested by researchers in Sweden. They said eating an extra 50g of processed meat, approximately one sausage,...

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14. 01. 2012
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Value Afghan Opium Yield Rose 133 Percent from 2010

Image:UNODC October 2010, a UNODC survey “Afghanistan opium production set to rise 61 per cent” reported  the cultivation of the poppy crop reached 131,000 hectares in 2011 and the price of opium crop...

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11. 01. 2012
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Leaked documents reveal US diplomats actually work for Monsanto

Leaked documents reveal US diplomats actually work for Monsanto

Biotech giant Monsanto has been genetically modifying the world’s food supply and subsequently breeding environmental devastation for years, but leaked documents now reveal that Monsanto has also deeply infiltrated the United States government....

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10. 01. 2012
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The Very Real Danger of Genetically Modified Foods

The Very Real Danger of Genetically Modified Foods

Update: I had a chance to read through the scientific journal in Nature Cell Research Exogenous plant MIR168a specifically targets mammalian LDLRAP1: evidence of cross-kingdom regulation by microRNA  and in the text of...

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02. 01. 2012
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Coca-Cola accused of propping up notorious Swaziland dictator

Coca-Cola accused of propping up notorious Swaziland dictator

Coca-Cola has been accused of propping up one of Africa‘s most notorious dictators. The multibillion dollar beverage company owns a concentrate-manufacturing plant in Swaziland, an impoverished kingdom ruled by Africa’s last absolute monarch,...

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30. 12. 2011
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IBM wins diet monitoring and reward patent

IBM wins diet monitoring and reward patent

Does your employer offer a “wellness rebate program?” No? Then you can’t be working for IBM, which has been bribing its staff to eat healthier since 2004. It’s a Watson-worthy idea, because what...

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28. 12. 2011
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This Next Generation Vending Machine

This Next Generation Vending Machine

The latest in the vending machine transformation is the concept machine by Sanden, a vending machine manufacturer, and Okaya Electronics. You can scroll through choices and make a selection using touchscreen. A massive...

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28. 12. 2011
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Gov’t to buy radioactive rice from Fukushima

Gov’t to buy radioactive rice from Fukushima

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said Tuesday that it will buy all the rice contaminated with radioactive cesium in Fukushima Prefecture. Agriculture minister Michihiko Kano said the government will buy all...

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26. 12. 2011
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Intel and Kraft’s iSample Biometric Vending Kiosks

Intel and Kraft’s iSample Biometric Vending Kiosks

The iSample is being used to offer customers trials of a new dessert. It allows Kraft to tailor the product to the shopper, and exclude children from the adult-focused promotion. Intel says it...

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07. 11. 2011
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GMOs are taking over your pantry

GMOs are taking over your pantry

daho farmer Phil Geertson was an alfalfa seed grower for many years, before losing out on big parts of his export market. He saw it coming. “We were in the plant-breeding business along...

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30. 10. 2011
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A Worrying Look At Food Inflation In The Coming Year

A Worrying Look At Food Inflation In The Coming Year

The folks at the USDA released their projections for 2011/2012-food price inflation. The bad news is that feeding ourselves will cost ~4% more in 2011. The good news is that USDA thinks prices...

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24. 10. 2011
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BPA Tied to Behavior Problems in Girls

In a new study of Cincinnati-area kids, girls exposed to higher levels of bisphenol A before birth had more behavioral problems and were more anxious and over-active than those only exposed to small...

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17. 10. 2011
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Fertilizer trees boost yields in Africa

Fertilizer trees boost yields in Africa

Fertilizer trees—which fix nitrogen in the soil—have improved crops yields in five African countries, according to a new study in the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability. In some cases yields have doubled with...

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11. 10. 2011
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Peanut butter prices about to soar amid poor harvest

Peanut butter prices about to soar amid poor harvest

After searingly hot weather devastated the summer crop of Runner peanuts, the variety mostly used to make peanut butter, raw peanuts that cost about $450 a ton in 2010 now cost $1,150 a...

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11. 10. 2011
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Afghanistan opium production set to rise 61 per cent

Douglas: Do we need to go into why opium production has increased? Might the military industrial complex be the culprit ? Is military industrial complex using U.S. soldiers to grow and protect opium...

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11. 10. 2011
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Foreign insects, diseases got into US

Dozens of foreign insects and plant diseases slipped undetected into the United States in the years after 9/11, when authorities were so focused on preventing another attack that they overlooked a pest explosion...

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06. 10. 2011
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Pizza Vending Machines

Douglas: I thought I have seen it all. Sealed and refrigerated. Healthy and safe. Yeah Right.For years, I have been making my own pizza dough, the sauce and cooking them on the BBQ....

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03. 10. 2011
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The World’s Largest Floating Fish Factory

The World’s Largest Floating Fish Factory

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03. 10. 2011
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The mysterious honeybee apocalypse: Poisoned?

Honeybee carcasses coated the ground around hundreds of Florida beehives after a mysterious massacre claimed millions of bees and mutilated a way of life for local bee keepers. Experts have ruled out ‘colony...

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29. 09. 2011
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Denmark is to impose the world’s first “fat tax”

Denmark is to impose the world’s first “fat tax”

Starting from this Saturday, Danes will pay an extra 30p on each pack of butter, 8p on a pack of crisps, and an extra 13p on a pound of mince, as a result...

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26. 09. 2011
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USDA Wants Potatoes Out Of School Lunches

New guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture would eliminate potatoes altogether from school breakfasts and drastically reduce the amount of potatoes served in lunches. Collins and Udall will attempt to strip funding...

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26. 09. 2011
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Russia may legalize cannabis for agriculture, industrial use

Russia may soon authorize the cultivation of hemp – otherwise known as cannabis sativa – for agricultural and industrial needs, Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service said on Friday. On September 28, the country’s...

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23. 09. 2011
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The 6 Most Horrifying Lies The Food Industry is Feeding You

#6. The Secret Ingredient: Wood What do they do with all the cellulose wood pulp? They hide it behind a bullshit name and make you eat it, that’s what. And everybody’s doing it....

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22. 09. 2011
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‘Land grabs’ leave people hungry and homeless – Oxfam

The trend for buying up huge areas of land in poorer countries to grow cash crops like sugar harks back to the Colonial era. But the problem has not gone away and may...

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14. 09. 2011
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Kids who drink raw milk have less asthma, allergies

Children who drink raw milk are less likely to develop asthma and allergies than those who stick to the safer pasteurized version, according to a large European study. Although the study isn’t ironclad...

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13. 09. 2011
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Nation’s food anti-terror plans costly, unwieldy

One of the deepest fears sweeping a shattered nation following the Sept. 11 attacks was that terrorists might poison the country’s food. An Associated Press analysis of the programs found that the government...

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13. 09. 2011
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U.S. Poverty Climbed to 17-Year High in 2010

The U.S. poverty rate rose to the highest level in almost two decades and household income fell in 2010, underscoring the lingering impact of the worst economic slump in seven decades. Data released...

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12. 09. 2011
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Smaller corn surplus could push food prices higher

Food prices could rise next year because an unseasonably hot summer likely damaged much of this year’s corn crop. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated Monday that a surplus of 672 million bushels...

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12. 09. 2011
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Physicist detects movement of toxin macromolecules engineered into our food

The Cry1Aa toxin of B. thuringiensis that was investigated is a member of the class of proteins which are called “pore-forming toxins” because they perforate the walls, or membranes, of cells. Cry toxins...

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01. 09. 2011
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Bayer Gets Green Light For GMO Soy Seed Sales To Argentina

Bayer Gets Green Light For GMO Soy Seed Sales To Argentina

Germany’sBayer AG has received approval for its strain of genetically modified soybeans in Argentina, clearing the way for sales to one of the world’s top soy producers. Argentina approved the Liberty Link soybean...

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01. 09. 2011
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First artificial burger to cost £250,000

First artificial burger to cost £250,000

Scientists have used animal cells to create an artificial form of meat without the need for the rearing and slaughtering of livestock. The product, known as “in vitro meat”, is made from thousands...

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31. 08. 2011
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Farming Tech Plows into the Future with Autonomous Tractor Drones

Farming Tech Plows into the Future with Autonomous Tractor Drones

Last month the 46-year-old farm implement Kinze Manufacturing demonstrated to dealers its new “autonomy” system developed with Jaybridge Robotics of Cambridge, Mass., which uses guidance communications systems to allow tractors to run without...

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31. 08. 2011
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Monsanto seeks OK for low-fat soybean

Monsanto seeks OK for low-fat soybean

The soybean industry is seeking government approval of a genetically modified soybean it says will produce oil lower in saturated fat, offer consumers a healthier alternative to foods containing trans fats and increase...

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30. 08. 2011
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34 points near Fukushima plant exceed radiation standard used for Chernobyl

34 points near Fukushima plant exceed radiation standard used for Chernobyl

A government map of soil radiation levels mainly within a 100-kilometer radius of the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant shows 34 locations with levels of cesium-137 exceeding 1.48 million becquerels per...

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25. 08. 2011
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Beef containing radioactive cesium served to elementary school children in Kanagawa

Beef containing radioactive cesium served to elementary school children in Kanagawa

Beef containing higher than the government standard levels of radioactive cesium has been fed to children in elementary school lunches in Kanagawa Prefecture, it has been revealed. Yokohama city authorities confirmed Thursday that...

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23. 08. 2011
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Government to rent land that will remain in no-entry zone

Government to rent land that will remain in no-entry zone

The government plans to rent all land owned by residents in parts of the no-entry zone of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant that will remain under that designation for at least...

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22. 08. 2011
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Towns near Fukushima power plant could be off limits for decades

Towns near Fukushima power plant could be off limits for decades

Radiation at three towns within the restricted 12-mile radius of the plant measured from about 6 times to 25 times the level considered safe by the Japanese government, according to a report released...

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21. 08. 2011
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Number of Fukushima cows contaminated with radioactive cesium reaches 9

Number of Fukushima cows contaminated with radioactive cesium reaches 9

The number of cows raised in Fukushima Prefecture that have been newly detected as contaminated with radioactive cesium has reached nine, the prefectural government said Saturday. It was reported Friday that radioactive cesium...

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19. 08. 2011
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Illinois to feed Asian carp to the poor

Illinois to feed Asian carp to the poor

What do you do with a bony, ugly, jumpy, fat, fugitive fish that’s taken over the Mississippi and Illinois rivers and threatens the ecology of the Great Lakes? Grind them into fish sticks...

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16. 08. 2011
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Girl Scout Cookies vs. City Zoning Laws

Girl Scout Cookies vs. City Zoning Laws

In Hazelwood, Mo., Carolyn Mills and her daughters, Abigail, 14, and Caitlin, 16, have sold Girl Scout cookies from their driveway for years. But after a neighbor complained that the cookie stand created...

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15. 08. 2011
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Mushrooms Join Growing List of Radioactive Threats to Japan’s Food Chain

Mushrooms Join Growing List of Radioactive Threats to Japan’s Food Chain

Nameko mushrooms grown in the open air in Soma, a city about 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of the plant damaged in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, were found to contain nine...

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13. 08. 2011
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Roundup herbicide research shows plant, soil problems

Roundup herbicide research shows plant, soil problems

Repeated use of the chemical glyphosate, the key ingredient in Roundup herbicide, impacts the root structure of plants, and 15 years of research indicates that the chemical could be causing fungal root disease,...

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12. 08. 2011
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What the USDA Doesn’t Want You to Know About Antibiotics and Factory Farms

What the USDA Doesn’t Want You to Know About Antibiotics and Factory Farms

Here is a document the USDA doesn’t want you to see. It’s what the agency calls a “technical review”—nothing more than a USDA-contracted researcher’s simple, blunt summary of recent academic findings on the...

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04. 08. 2011
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Food Stamp Nation: Alabama Helps Push U.S. Program to All-Time High

Food Stamp Nation: Alabama Helps Push U.S. Program to All-Time High

Alabama is responsible for much of the 1.1 million increase in food stamp recipients after horrific storms tore through the area and led some residents to seek disaster relief, according to the United...

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04. 08. 2011
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Warning over drug-resistant salmonella superbug

Warning over drug-resistant salmonella superbug

A potentially deadly drug-resistant form of salmonella is spreading across the world and has already infected hundreds of people in Britain, scientists have warned. The S. Kentucky “superbug” variant of salmonella bacteria appears...

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01. 08. 2011
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Japanese rice to be tested for radioactive cesium

Japanese rice to be tested for radioactive cesium

Public fears over radiation in food have grown after the world’s worst nuclear crisis in 25 years at Fukushima plant in northeast Japan, and excessive levels of radiation have been found in beef,...

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29. 07. 2011
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Japan widens ban on radioactive beef to Miyagi Prefecture

Japan widens ban on radioactive beef to Miyagi Prefecture

Japan widened a ban on beef shipments to a second tsunami-hit region on Thursday, citing elevated radiation levels in the meat of animals because of the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis. Almost 3,000 cattle...

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29. 07. 2011
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Australia farmer sues neighbours over GM crops

Australia farmer sues neighbours over GM crops

An Australian farmer on Thursday launched legal action against his neighbour after genetically modified canola blew onto his farm, prompting authorities to strip him of his organic licence. Believed to be Australia’s first...

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26. 07. 2011
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African land grab threatens food security: study

African land grab threatens food security: study

The trend is accelerating as wealthier countries in the Middle East and Asia, particularly China, seek new land to plant crops, lacking enough fertile ground to meet their own food needs, Washington DC-based...

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23. 07. 2011
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Over 1,300 cattle suspected of radiation contamination shipped

Over 1,300 cattle suspected of radiation contamination shipped

A total of 1,349 cattle suspected of being fed rice straw containing radioactive cesium have been shipped to 45 of Japan’s 47 prefectures, a Kyodo News tally showed Wednesday. On Wednesday, prefectural surveys...

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17. 07. 2011
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Drought cripples southern US farms

Drought cripples southern US farms

The drought has spawned wildfires, turning grasslands to ash. In Texas, the leading cotton producer in the US, 59 per cent of the cotton crop is in poor condition or worse. Harvests of...

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14. 07. 2011
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Chile native seeds in danger of being monopolised

Chile native seeds in danger of being monopolised

Fear is growing among environmental and indigenous organisations in Chile over the possible appropriation of native seeds by foreign companies, opening the doors to transgenic crops and their negative impact on biodiversity. Alarm...

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13. 07. 2011
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Missouri River floodwaters taking more farmland

Missouri River floodwaters taking more farmland

The swollen Missouri River was swamping more farmland in Missouri on Wednesday as federal officials began to prepare for a gradual reduction in water releases from a key dam starting later in July....

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13. 07. 2011
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China facing severe water crisis due to massive food production

China facing severe water crisis due to massive food production

As the world’s population increases, so too does its need for food and water – the two resources which are absolutely necessary to sustain life. And as it happens, one is needed to...

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13. 07. 2011
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McDonald’s argues it is a supermarket rather than restaurant in Russia

McDonald’s argues it is a supermarket rather than restaurant in Russia

In a legal battle that is likely to see dozens of other fast food chains in the world’s largest country following suit, McDonald’s successfully argued that it should be classified as a food...

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12. 07. 2011
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THE GREAT DROUGHT OF 2011 Is America’s Worst Since The Dust Bowl

THE GREAT DROUGHT OF 2011 Is America’s Worst Since The Dust Bowl

Fourteen states are suffering from a drought so early and severe that it’s already causing comparisons with the dust bowl years of the 1930’s. According to a story in The New York Times,...

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30. 06. 2011
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Bacteria From Dutch Poultry Linked to Superbugs in People

Bacteria From Dutch Poultry Linked to Superbugs in People

Bacteria on raw poultry meat in the Netherlands may be a source of superbugs in people, according to a study that suggests the use of antibiotics in food animals is causing life-saving drugs...

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20. 06. 2011
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New Vending Machine Dispenses Live Crabs

New Vending Machine Dispenses Live Crabs

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20. 06. 2011
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Artificial meat could slice emissions, say scientists

Artificial meat could slice emissions, say scientists

Meat grown artificially in labs will be a greener alternative for consumers who can’t bear to go vegetarian but want to cut the environmental impact of their food, according to new research. The...

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16. 06. 2011
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Routine use of vital antibiotics on farms threatens human health

Routine use of vital antibiotics on farms threatens human health

The use of modern antibiotics on British farms has risen dramatically in the past decade, fueling the development of resistant organisms and weakening the power of human medicine to cure disease. Three classes...

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14. 06. 2011
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Scientists genetically engineer female ‘Frankenstein’ goats in male bodies to create ‘human’ breast milk

Scientists genetically engineer female ‘Frankenstein’ goats in male bodies to create ‘human’ breast milk

Genetic engineers are deliberately breeding transgender goats to see if their milk is similar to that produced by humans. The goats being created are effectively a female trapped in a male’s body, complete...

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12. 06. 2011
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Scientists Breed Wheat ‘Near Immune’ to Devastating Plague

Scientists Breed Wheat ‘Near Immune’ to Devastating Plague

Researchers at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico will announce next week that they have developed wheat varieties showing “near immune” resistance to deadly stem rust disease. Once thought...

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08. 06. 2011
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New Viruses Found in Bees May Aid in Hunt to Explain Mysterious Deaths

New Viruses Found in Bees May Aid in Hunt to Explain Mysterious Deaths

Researchers have identified four new viruses that infect healthy honeybees, potential clues that may help them better understand why colonies are dying. Two of the discovered viruses, named Lake Sinai virus strains 1...

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07. 06. 2011
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Monsanto signs royalty deals with Argentine farmers

Monsanto signs royalty deals with Argentine farmers

Monsanto is wary of Argentine laws because its original Roundup Ready soy variety was never patented in the South American country — although it became ubiquitous — provoking years of legal wrangling with...

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07. 06. 2011
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UN FAO expects food prices to remain high

UN FAO expects food prices to remain high

Agricultural commodities prices are set to remain high for the rest of the year, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation said on Tuesday in the clearest warning that rising food inflationary pressures would...

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07. 06. 2011
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Billions needed to boost food production, DuPont

Billions needed to boost food production, DuPont

Billions of dollars in private investment, government incentives and charitable work must be funneled into collaborative projects if global food production is to match growing demand, the report urged. Both biotech and organic...

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06. 06. 2011
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Irradiation underused to fight E. coli in foods

Irradiation underused to fight E. coli in foods

The U.S. government has OK’d irradiation for a variety of foods – meat, spices, certain imported fruits, the seeds used to grow sprouts. Even iceberg lettuce or spinach can be irradiated without the...

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06. 06. 2011
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Wheat Fields Wilt in Drought as Parched Earth Spreads From China to Kansas

Wheat Fields Wilt in Drought as Parched Earth Spreads From China to Kansas

The worst droughts in decades are wilting wheat fields from China to the U.S. to the U.K., overwhelming Russia’s return to grain markets and driving prices to the highest levels since 2008. Parts...

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03. 06. 2011
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New strain of MRSA superbug found in cows

New strain of MRSA superbug found in cows

Environmental campaigners say the new strain has emerged because of the over-use of antibiotics by dairy farmers. Dr Mark Holmes of Cambridge University, who led the research, said this was a “credible hypothesis”....

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03. 06. 2011
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Gov’t halts shipment of tea leaves in 4 prefectures over high radiation levels

Gov’t halts shipment of tea leaves in 4 prefectures over high radiation levels

The government on June 2 ordered a halt to shipments of tea leaves produced throughout Ibaraki Prefecture and parts of Kanagawa, Chiba and Tochigi prefectures, after detecting radioactive cesium in leaves exceeding the...

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02. 06. 2011
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E. coli outbreak caused by new strain

E. coli outbreak caused by new strain

An entirely new super-toxic bug is causing the frightening food poisoning outbreak that has sickened at least 1,600 people and killed 18, researchers and global health officials said Thursday. The DNA of the...

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01. 06. 2011
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China land deal causes unease in Argentina

China land deal causes unease in Argentina

Last year it was confirmed that the company had signed an agreement, with the government of Patagonia’s Río Negro province, which provides the framework for it to acquire up to 320,000 hectares (790,000...

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31. 05. 2011
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Belarus to raise interest rates to 16%

Belarus to raise interest rates to 16%

Belarus is raising its main interest rate on 1 June to 16% from 14% as it tries to battle inflation. The central bank said the rise would increase the value of investments in...

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30. 05. 2011
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China’s largest inland lake dries up as country battles drought

China’s largest inland lake dries up as country battles drought

China’s largest inland lake has disappeared in worst drought to hit the centre and east of the country for more than half a century. The volume of water in Poyang lake in Jiangxi...

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26. 05. 2011
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Oregon House Bill 2872 signed into law

Oregon House Bill 2872 signed into law

Creates exemption from food establishment license requirements for person that slaughters not more than 1,000 poultry per year and meets other conditions. >> Oregon Live Phantom Report: FYI

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26. 05. 2011
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Hedge Farm! The Doomsday Food Price Scenario Turning Hedgies into Survivalists

Hedge Farm! The Doomsday Food Price Scenario Turning Hedgies into Survivalists

The pattern began to emerge sometime in 2008. “The Hedge Fund Manager Who Bought a Farm,” read the headline on one February 2008 Times of London piece detailing a British hedge fund manager’s...

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26. 05. 2011
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Fungi Reduce Need for Fertilizer in Agriculture

Fungi Reduce Need for Fertilizer in Agriculture

Sanders of the University of Lusanne, Switzerland, studies mycorrhizal fungi, a type of fungus that live in symbiosis with plant roots. When plants make symbioses with these fungi they tend to grow larger...

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26. 05. 2011
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Groups Sue FDA Over Use of Certain Antibiotics in Animal Feed

Groups Sue FDA Over Use of Certain Antibiotics in Animal Feed

Several environment and health-advocacy groups are suing the Food and Drug Administration to ban the widespread use of two antibiotics in animal feed to treat livestock. The groups charge that the FDA concluded...

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25. 05. 2011
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Amazon activist and wife shot dead in Brazil

Amazon activist and wife shot dead in Brazil

An Amazon rainforest activist and his wife have been shot dead in northern Brazil as the country’s Congress debated a divisive land bill that threatens to increase deforestation Federal authorities said a rubber...

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23. 05. 2011
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Dairy cattle in Fukushima sent to slaughterhouse over radiation fears

Dairy cattle in Fukushima sent to slaughterhouse over radiation fears

Dairy cattle belonging to two of the 11 local dairy farmers here who have collectively agreed to shut down operations due to radioactive contamination were transported to a slaughterhouse on May 23. Twelve...

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17. 05. 2011
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More Bad Weather Could See Record Food Prices

More Bad Weather Could See Record Food Prices

With drought threatening food production in the EU, US and China, analysts at Renaissance Capital believe the next 8-10 weeks will be crucial to prices in 2011 and 2012. “If we do not...

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