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McDonald's poised to embrace new GMO potato farming in 2014 and beyond | A new variety of genetically modified potato could show up in Idaho as early as 2015. Nearly 13 years ago, customers revolted against Monsanto's transgenic NewLeaf potato, which contained synthetic bacteria to kill insect pests. Now, a new company, J.R. Simplot Co., aims to bring back genetically modified potatoes to the state and elsewhere.

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The 10 Corporations That Control Almost Everything You Buy

Zero Hedge | We know the ten "people" that run the world, that 25 cities represent over half the world's GDP, and that the world's billionaires control a stunning $33 trillion in net worth... but who controls what the average joe-sixpack on Main Street buys? As PolicyMic notes, these ten mega corporations control the output of almost everything we buy - from household products to pet food and from jeans to jello. The so-called "Illusion of Choice," that these corporations (and their nepotistic inter-relationships) create is remarkable...

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Monsanto Bets $5 Million in Fight Over Gene-Altered Food

Bloomberg | Monsanto Co. (MON) and DuPont Co. (DD), among the biggest makers of bioengineered crop seeds, are persuading Washington state voters to change their minds about a proposal to require labels on genetically modified food.

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Biotech's Dark Promise: Involuntary Cannibalism for All

Green Media | Whereas the quote above could easily be dismissed as the 'progress-denying' sentiment of a disgruntled anti-GMO activist, the fact is that it came from a scientist representing the very epitome of Western rationality and accomplishment.

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Glitch halts EBT use for many hours Millions without Food

Boston Herald | Bay State EBT cardholders were left frustrated and empty-handed for most of the day yesterday as nearly 1 million recipients statewide were unable to use their cards for food or cash because of an electronic glitch during routine testing of backup systems by vendor Xerox that also affected welfare systems in 16 other states.

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Report links antibiotics at farms to human deaths

SF | The Centers for Disease Control on Monday confirmed a link between routine use of antibiotics in livestock and growing bacterial resistance that is killing at least 23,000 people a year. The report is the first by the government to estimate how many people die annually of infections that no longer respond to antibiotics because of overuse in people and animals. CDC Director Thomas Frieden called for urgent steps to scale back and monitor use, or risk reverting to an era when common bacterial infections of the urinary tract, bloodstream, respiratory system and skin routinely killed and maimed.

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Just Because Science Can Genetically Engineer Foods, Doesn't Mean We Should

Forbes | Recently the debate over genetically modified (GMO) foods has heated up again.  In just the past few weeks, articles about GMOs have appeared in Slate, the New York Times, and Grist.  And over the weekend New York Times writer Amy Harmon wrote again of the saving graces of genetically engineered foods, this time citing “Golden Rice” as a clear example of the life saving abilities of GMOs.

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6-year-old Colorado girl in national spotlight over medical marijuana

kdvr |  She’s six years old, and she uses marijuana every day. Charlotte Figi suffers from a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome. She’s endured violent seizures since she was a newborn. Most weeks, she’d have about 300 seizures a week. After countless emergency room visits, trips to specialists and children’s hospitals, and more than a dozen pharmaceuticals, nothing worked.

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Long Term GMO Study on Pigs Offers Frightening Results

Nation of Change | As UK officials tout GMO foods as ‘safe’ compared to organic crops, results of a long-term, peer-reviewed study conducted by a group of scientists led by Dr Judy Carman of the Institute of Health and Environmental Research in Australia has been released – and it proves that GMO are anything but ‘safe.’

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Horse slaughterhouse approved by USDA to produce meat for human consumption

Examiner | In a horrific turn of events, information leaked out on Saturday that the USDA has approved the Valley Meat Company slaughterhouse in Roswell, NM, to kill horses in order to produce meat for human consumption; additional horse slaughterhouses in Missouri and Iowa are expected to be approved.

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Dangerously High Pesticide Levels In Celestial Seasonings Teas

Examiner | A scathing new report on Celestial Seasonings teas and parent company Hain Celestial shows 91 percent of the samples of Celestial Seasonings teas tested contained pesticides in levels that exceed U.S. federal limits. Ten out of 11 varieties of Celestial Seasonings teas, one of the largest specialty tea manufacturers in North America, were found to contain excess pesticides, including Antioxidant Max Blood Orange and Sleepytime Kids Goodnight Grape.

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Gross Mystery Ingredients In Popular Foods

Daily Shot | ingredients that are mixed into some of the most commonly available food items on the shelves. Kraft Mac N Cheese, they explained uses Yellow 5 and Yellow 6 to get that vibrant color. Those ingredients are ‘coal tar derivatives.’ Coal tar is also found in lice shampoo. “This is all I feed my kids!” Ali admitted. Except that she feeds them Amy’s brand, which the Caltons deemed safe for consumption.

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Printable List of Monsanto Owned “Food” Producers

Star Seed Blog | In light of the recent public anger over the Monsanto Protection Act, here’s a simple, printable list of companies that use Monsanto products. By avoiding products made by companies on this list, you can help ensure your money isn’t going to Monsanto and also watch out for the health of your family and yourself.

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Scientists Officially Link Processed Foods To Autoimmune Disease

Prevent Disease | The modern diet of processed foods, takeaways and microwave meals could be to blame for a sharp increase in autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, including alopecia, asthma and eczema. A team of scientists from Yale University in the U.S and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, in Germany, say junk food diets could be partly to blame. 'This study is the first to indicate that excess refined and processed salt may be one of the environmental factors driving the increased incidence of autoimmune diseases,' they said.

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Aquaponics: Is this promising, sustainable farming method the urbanized future of agriculture? | We talk a lot around here about food and its importance in sustaining life. But how do we as humans continue to sustain the viable production of food itself, particularly in a world where natural resources seem to be getting increasingly more scarce? One of the answers to this question may be aquaponics, a unique method of growing food that utilizes the normal functions of both plants and fish to grow high volumes of food in compact spaces.

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