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Monsanto or Organic? Who to Trust With Your Food [infographic]

Wend Magazine

According to the Washington Post article (2002) the public did not become fully aware of the problem until 1993 when, “after a local angler caught deformed largemouth bass [in a local creek] … the first advisories against eating fish from the area” were issued.

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The issue about food waste is going mainstream

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The issue about food waste is going mainstream but will the people listen and understand the message? There are enough organizations, many of them NGOs, others government, that could do this or that could commission this.

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deliberateLIFE Magazine Issue #5 – Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) deliberateLIFE Magazine is now one year old – so let''s say Happy Birthday – and issue #5 has just hit the iPad screens and others, so to speak, and this is yet another great issue.

7 Eco Issues to Address in 2013

Green Prophet

As the conversation about climate change and other environmental issues gains traction, it’s a good time for concerned citizens to get serious about taking meaningful action. Each issue seems to lead into to the next.

Can organic fertilizers impact the global food crisis?

Green Prophet

Throughout history hunger and malnutrition have been an issue, especially in development countries and areas of military conflict. Organic fertilizers improve the mineral content of the soil, prevent erosion and increase the size, nutrition and speed of growths of the crops.

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How PETA Generated $43.5 Million Dollars By Promoting Ineffective Single Issue Campaigns


Hear me out – single issue campaigns that are supported by non-vegans is how organizations like PETA make money. Single Issue Campaigns are not exclusive to vegans, far from it. In it, reporter Hugo Martin shares that “the organization reported $43.5

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Syria’s Organic Food Market Ripe for Exports to Europe

Green Prophet

With farming traditions that are already “organic”, embattled Syria can easily become an important organic food producer, based on climate, practices and location to Europe. This past January President Bashar Assad issued Legislative Decree No.

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Can you eat organic in Puerto Vallarta?

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Can you eat organic in Puerto Vallarta? There’s our handsome tree … no sprays, no fertilizer … ahhhh, creamy, incomparably sweet, organic mangoes.

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Fake Organic Olive Oil is Latest Food Scam in Israel

Green Prophet

The latest scandal is fake olive found in Israel, including organic varieties. We can assume the issue is more or less the same in other Middle East countries where testing standards are less developed. Food & Health Eco-Israel Olive oil organic foods

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Duke of Cambridge Pledges to Work for Conservation

Conservancy Talk

There is a way forward, especially if we bring together the smartest and most impactful individuals and organizations. In fact, we have a history of partnership with each of these organizations, but we have not before come together as a group in this way.

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Bill McKibben

Conservancy Talk

Read on for his thoughts on the Keystone XL pipeline, how environmental organizations can get more done and what he would do if he had my job leading the Conservancy. Mark Tercek: Why do you think the Keystone pipeline issue has resonated so strongly with such diverse groups?

A Solution To The Coconut Issues That Will - Eco-Vegan Gal: Live.

Eco-Vegan Girl

Vegan-Related Recipes Eco-Related Health Calendar Contact Eco-Vegan Dog ENGAGE Productions Tuesday, April 19, 2011 A Solution To The Coconut Issues That Will Satisfy Eco-Vegans Coconuts are all the rage.

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Review/Giveaway of SuperFood Snacks Organic Treats ends 11/1

Hug a Tree with Me

One of the biggest issues healthy eaters such as I come across often are options……actually, lack of options. A few weeks ago I was given the chance to review a few of SuperFood Snacks yummy organic treats. Also their goodies are certified Organic, gluten free, raw and vegan.

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Jason Clay

Conservancy Talk

After all, sustainability is a precompetitive issue — every company depends on raw materials; it is not something that should be used to brand a product on a shelf.

How powerful are we when truly organized?

Green (Living) Review

Let's take the case of the CB radio issue back in the 1970's as an example of the power of the people. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) People don't understand often that they do not have to be the slaves of the political system in any way shape or form and that governments only have the level of power over us that we allow them to have. The FCC was trying to get all the truckers to get a license for using CB radios.

Six Ways Impact Investing Is Transforming the Environmental Movement

Conservancy Talk

Here are six examples of impact investing deals that my organization, the Nature Conservancy (TNC), closed during the past year. We’re putting a fair price on this resource by creating a market for trading water allowances among famers, cities and conservation organizations.

Private Sector Biodiversity Commitments Leveraged by CBD COP13

Conservancy Talk

The process that preceded CBD COP13 placed biodiversity issues in Mexico at the forefront of concerns for the government, companies, civil society and academia, generating new awareness and interaction between sectors and especially a new level of commitment from the private sector.

Leading Animal Rights Organization, Farm Sanctuary, Celebrates 25th Anniversary


Best-selling author Jonathan Safran Foer described Farm Sanctuary in his book Eating Animals as “one of the most important animal protection, education, and lobbying organizations in America.” The organization urged the passage of the first U.S.

Global Litter Clean-Up: Why Should We Give a Sh*t?

Elephant Journal

Ah, social media—specifically, Facebook. Some folks really don’t care for it, and I can understand why. We can get so caught up in our phones, gadgets and checking our social networks, rather than staying present and interacting with the people next to us.

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Getting Dams Right

Conservancy Talk

In 2010, the Penobscot Restoration Trust, a consortium including the Penobscot Indian Nation and conservation organizations including TNC, purchased three of those dams. Conservation Issues Dams Energy freshwater conservation hydropower hydropower by design Mark Tercek rivers

Climate change has pretty much fallen off the agenda of the organized left

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Since the election of the Con-Dem Coalition Government in 2010 and the onset of vicious austerity, the issue of climate change has pretty much fallen off the agenda of the organized left.

How to Get Decision-Makers to Invest in Nature

Conservancy Talk

Lessons Learned We’re trying hard to do this better at my organization, the Nature Conservancy (TNC), and we’ve learned some important lessons along the way. Show us the data. That’s what I hear almost every time I work with decision-makers.

Wind Energy and Organic Farming Collide in Western Turkey

Green Prophet

An organic farmer near ?zmir The twist: this organic farmer is also the manager of one of Turkey’s first wind energy project developers. A haven of organic farming.

From Davos: Unleashing the Power of Nature in Cities

Conservancy Talk

For environmentalist like us, it’s a critical issue, too. It is no longer enough for us to “protect the last great places,” as we used to say at our organization, the Nature Conservancy. Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune.

Soil, Technology & Tips for the Aspiring Urban Farmer.

Elephant Journal

John-Paul and Matt are eager for more people to learn about soil because they think an appreciation of the most fundamental element on the planet will be a steppingstone to caring about many of today’s important issues. Food Green Health & Wellness WAYLON: Today Only community supported agriculture farming garden nutrient density organic soil technology vegetables Waste Farmers

From Rattlesnakes to Turquoise Rivers: Unlikely Connections Hold Key to Conservation Success

Conservancy Talk

But for John, for conservation in the Balkans, and for how the Conservancy works as a global organization, everything but his brief introduction makes sense. Tackling the issues related to dams and other infrastructure is complex.

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Eco-Chick’s 10th Birthday Wellness Party at Coco-Mat with Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

Eco Chic

We’re proudly the Internet’s first site covering these important issues – ethical fashion, beauty, travel and home – specifically as they relate to women. Prancing Leopard Organics showcased its range of ethical yogawear in its pop-up shop and yoga studio.

Experts Agree: Organic Farming Is Revolutionary

Green (Living) Review

" Organic " is just another word for "expensive." She was one of several speakers to discuss regenerative organic agriculture at an expert panel event hosted by the Rodale Institute , the Carbon Underground , and Organic Consumers Association.

New Federal Report: Climate Change Is Really, Really Scary.

Mother Jones

11, 2013 2:09 PM PST Tweet Gwoeii/Shutterstock Say what you want about the Obama administration's relative ignoring of climate issues: Many of his top scientists are paying rapt attention, and they think we're about to get our butts kicked—although dumping the news at 4 p.m.

As Oregon Wildlife Refuge Standoff Ends, Let’s Get Back To Work—Together

Conservancy Talk

Malheur—a mecca for birdwatchers, fishermen, hunters and hikers—is also a place where ranchers, government and organizations like the Nature Conservancy (TNC) are working together to maintain both a way of life and the health of the land.

Harley-Davidson a New Partner in Conservation

Conservancy Talk

That’s why it makes sense to protect it and why a leading global environmental conservation organization and the world’s most iconic motorcycle company now find themselves sharing the same road. What do conservationists look like? Do they wear fleece jackets? Or hiking boots?

Q&A with Tony Juniper: Dialogues on the Environment

Conservancy Talk

That is vital for maintaining momentum and keeping issues on board room agendas. In this ongoing series , I talk with thought leaders about ideas and trends in the environmental movement. I recently spoke with Tony Juniper, author of What Has Nature Ever Done for Us?

Why Robin Hood is at fault for the political issues in the U.S. and U.K.

Environmental Economics

National development agencies, multilateral organizations, and NGOs currently transfer more than $135 billion a year from rich countries to poor countries with this idea in mind. From Nobel prize winner Angus Deaton in the World Economic Forum. 

Preventing Invasives is Vital to Great Lakes Ecology and Economy

Conservancy Talk

As I said in my remarks to the Council of Great Lakes Governors , the correlation between these two issues—healthy ecosystems and healthy economies—could not be any more evident than it is in the Great Lakes.

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Global Teamwork Critical for Solving Ivory Crisis

Conservancy Talk

We must attack the illegal ivory trade from all sides of the issue—supply and demand, online and on the ground. It’s an enormous challenge, and no single organization can tackle it alone. It’s not enough to simply ramp up enforcement against elephant poachers.

Do GMO Crops Really Have Higher Yields? | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

" And its not clear at all that GMOs marginal advantages over conventional seeds when it comes to risk mitigation trump the benefits offered by organic ag in that department. Beyond the blustering on Benghazi and the budget sequester, there are many serious issues facing the nation.

Rules of Engagement: Solomon Islanders Prepare for Mining

Conservancy Talk

As an Australian who has lived with mining as part of our country’s economy for all my life, the lack of awareness about these issues in the Solomon Islands coupled with the speed at which mining is moving ahead really worried me.

New Aerial Photos Suggest Big Organic Farmers May Be Lying to Us

Green (Living) Review

Consumers of organic eggs and milk like knowing that the cows and chickens on organic farms are treated decently. Unfortunately, one watchdog group called the Cornucopia Institute says the biggest organic farms aren’t bothering to follow the rules.

Development of Biofuels Is a National Security Issue | Living.

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Development of Biofuels Is a National Security Issue by greenwise on March 7, 2011 A column in Biofuels Digest by retired General and one-time presidential candidate Wesley Clark makes the case that the development of biofuels capability in the USA is important for national security.

Development of Biofuels Is a National Security Issue

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Development of Biofuels Is a National Security Issue by greenwise on March 7, 2011 A column in Biofuels Digest by retired General and one-time presidential candidate Wesley Clark makes the case that the development of biofuels capability in the USA is important for national security.