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One girl’s mission: can Lakshmi find clean water in Bangalore? – video

Once known as the City of Lakes, urban sprawl has destroyed 85% of Bangalore’s fresh water and pollution has ruined much of the rest. Can Lakshmi and her mother find clean water today?
Source: One girl’s mission: can Lakshmi find clean water in Bangalore? – video

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It’s not just Amazon coming for Whole Foods – Silicon Valley is eating the world

The online retailer’s $14bn purchase of the organic grocer is its latest step towards global domination. Are we heading for a United States of Amazon?
Source: It’s not just Amazon coming for Whole Foods – Silicon Valley is eating the world

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‘Breatharian’ couple survives on ‘the universe’s energy’ instead of food

A “Breatharian” mom and dad of two have barely eaten for nine years as they live off “the universe’s energy.” Husband and wife Akahi Ricardo and Camila Castello believe that food
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Tracking System Could Cut Billions Of Dollars In Food Waste

The goal is to to channel more food to the roughly 800 million people who are undernourished globally.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tracking-system-could-cut-billions-of-dollars-in-food-waste_us_575592c2e4b0ed593f14ee19

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Florida Keys Weigh Options For Battling Mosquitoes And Zika

Key Haven, a Florida neighborhood about a mile east of Key West, is where a test of Oxitec’s genetically engineered mosquitoes might take place later this year. Some neighbors have strongly dissented — at public meetings and via yard signs.
 
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/04/22/475275676/florida-keys-weigh-options-for-battling-mosquitoes-and-zika?sc=17&f=1001&utm_source=iosnewsapp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=app

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America needs a national food policy

 Mark Bittman, Michael Pollan, Ricardo Salvador and Olivier De Schutter advocate for a national food policy in the Washington Post:

Mark Bittman, an opinion columnist and food writer for the New York Times, is the author of “How to Cook Everything Fast.” Michael Pollan, who teaches journalism at the University of California at Berkeley, is the […]

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Food New Year’s Resolutions

By Danielle Nierenberg on Food Tank:
As we enter 2014, there are still nearly one billion people suffering from hunger. Simultaneously, 65 percent of the world’s population live in countries where obesity kills more people than those who are underweight. But these are problems that we can solve and there’s a lot to be done in the new year!
2014 was declared the International […]

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How To Nap & Eight Other Life-Affirming Lessons Animals Can Teach Us

With our extraordinary brains and other unique attributes, we humans think we’ve got it all figured out. But others in the animal kingdom have some life-affirming tricks to teach us — if only we pay attention.
Here are nine life lessons we can learn from animals:
via How To Nap & Eight Other Life-Affirming Lessons Animals Can […]

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Pesticide May Cause Lower Birth Weight, Study Says

Pesticide May Cause Lower Birth Weight, Study Says
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/20/pesticide-birth-weight_n_3964538.html

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Eating better is an economic imperative

From the Union of Concerned Scientists:
“The $11 Trillion Reward” shows how eating more fruits and vegetables can reduce heart disease and its costs
Download: The $11 Trillion Reward
 
It turns out that an apple a day really can keep the doctor away—especially if she’s a cardiologist.
According to a 2013 UCS report, The $11 Trillion Dollar Reward, increasing […]

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Dead Stingrays on Mexican Beach Investigated By Authorities

Residents and visitors first spotted the dead rays Tuesday on the Chachalacas beach in the town of Ursulo Galvan and posted photos on social media.
Ursulo Galvan Mayor Martin Verdejo says witnesses told authorities fishermen dumped the stingrays on the beach because they weren’t able to get a good price for them.
Food vendor Adriana Loredo says […]

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India School Lunch Deaths: Children Died From Ingesting Insecticide in Food Or Cooking Oil

PATNA, India — Soon after they served the daily free lunch they had prepared for dozens of children at a rural Indian school, the two cooks realized something was very wrong. The students started fainting. Within hours, they began dying.
By Thursday afternoon, 23 children between the ages of 5 and 12 had died from eating […]

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Scientists Officially Link Processed Foods To Autoimmune Disease

 

The Canadian Medical Association Journal sent out an international team of researchers to compare the salt content of 2,124 items from fast food establishments such as Burger King, Domino’s Pizza, Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut and Subway. They found that the average salt content varied between companies and between the same products sold in […]

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Energy harvesting: Lighting the office – by walking

Thanks so much to Cinema Verde Board Member Lynn Dirk for sharing this cool story with us! Technology lights the future….
By Mark Gregory Technology reporter, BBC News
Strange as it may seem, human footsteps could play a significant role in solving the world’s energy problems.
via BBC News – Energy harvesting: Lighting the office – […]

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Fukushima Groundwater Shows Record Radiation Levels

TOKYO, July 9 (Reuters) – Japan may restart several reactors shut down by the Fukushima nuclear crisis in about a year, a senior regulator said in an interview on Tuesday, a day after new safety rules went into effect designed to avoid a repeat of the disaster.
At the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant north of Tokyo, […]

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World’s first GM babies born

The world’s first geneticallymodified humans have been created, it was revealed last night.
The disclosure that 30 healthy babies were born after a series of experiments in the United States provoked another furious debate about ethics.
So far, two of the babies have been tested and have been found to contain genes from three ‘parents’.
Fifteen of the […]

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Sinapore’s ‘Hazardous’ Air Pollution Worsens As Indonesia Forest Fire Rages

SINGAPORE, June 19 (Reuters) – Singapore’s air quality deteriorated to “hazardous” levels late on Wednesday as smoke from slash-and-burn land clearing in Indonesia enveloped the city-state, inflaming tensions between the Southeast Asian neighbours.

Singapore, a major financial centre, will send a delegation to Jakarta on Thursday to discuss the smog that has turned its usually clear […]

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The GM genocide: Thousands of Indian farmers are committing suicide after using genetically modified crops

Shankara, like millions of other Indian farmers, had been promised previously unheard of harvests and income if he switched from farming with traditional seeds to planting GM seeds instead.

Distressed: Prince Charles has set up charity Bhumi Vardaan Foundation to address the plight of suicide farmers

Beguiled by the promise of future riches, he borrowed money in […]

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Tips for Growing Food in a Small Space

You may be worried that because you have a small yard or even just a front porch, growing your own food is out of reach. That, however, is not the case. Plenty of options exist for growing food. Greg Peterson, an expert gardener and gardening instructor in Phoenix, advocates keeping it simple, especially when gardening in […]

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Raw Food Potluck

Gainesville Raw Food Potluck is a group of people (everyone is invited) that meet monthly to share fellowship, food, recipes, and information about raw foods and related topics. RAW FOOD includes all un-cooked fruits, vegetables/leafy greens/herbs, un-roasted nuts, seeds, whole grains & seaweed. From these basics, we can make a variety of specialty foods, including […]

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