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To Stave Off Extinction, Protect Half-Earth by SciFri | Sci Fri | Free Listening on SoundCloud
In his new book, Half-Earth, Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson argues that we must set aside half the planet for nature. // National Parks - places off limits for humans.
mass  extinction  Anthropocene  climate  change  global  warming  deforestation  soil  erosion  industrial  agriculture  monocrop  mono  agriculture  humanity  climate  crisis  book  Meat  Industry  sustainability  sustainable  resource  depletion  finite  resources  Desertification  carbon  tax  COP21  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  National  Park  Overfishing 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
EPA Used Monsanto’s Research to Give Roundup a Pass
‪USA's Environmental Protection Agency #‎EPA‬ ignores independent studies (and rat deaths) to exonerate ‪#‎Roundup aka Glyphosate‬ as an a endocrine disruptor.
glyphosate  Monsanto  Protection  Act  Monsanto  revolving  door  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  corporate  scandal  toxin  endotoxin  pesticide  herbicide  fungicide  GMO  crop  GMO  monocrop  mono  agriculture  monoculture  self-regulation  regulation  regulators  democracy  No  Representation  Consumer  Protection  Career  Politicians  EPA  FDA  USDA  corruption  bribery  corporate  state  corporate  media  Polarisation  manufactured  consent  Roundup  endocrine  system  public  health  carcinogen  carcinogenic 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Farming News - Pesticides have bigger impact on invertebrates than climate change new study reports
This is one of the first studies to investigate the impact such factors have on farmland invertebrates in the UK and it is hoped that the findings will encourage the creation of new measures to mitigate the loss of these organisms. Results suggest that increasing pesticide use has had more of a direct effect on abundance of some invertebrates than temperature change, with the main driver of change in an agricultural environment being human behaviour. Climate change will, in the long term, cause changes in certain groups of organisms, some of which are cereal pests whose abundance may increase. Any subsequent increase in the use of insecticides will negatively affect the abundance of all invertebrate groups, many of which are beneficial.
pesticide  fungicide  herbicide  mass  extinction  Honey  Bee  colony  collapse  disorder  Industrial  Farming  mono  agriculture  monocrop  monoculture  agriculture  food  industry  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  shared  economic  interest  economic  damage  climate  change  GMO  crop  GMO  unknown  unkown  unintended  consequences  ecological  disaster  ecology  environmental  disaster  environment  morality  Generationengerechtigkeit  fairness 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Gentechnik im Tierfutter - Frontal 21 | ZDF - YouTube
antibiotic resistant food for livestock!? // do you really know what the cow has been fed? the cow you eat? And what is with the milk? // you don't even know what is in the Burger from Burgerking. don't even know if there is meat in it what kind of meat, ligaments anybody?, and what the cow was fed. // also TTIP influence. "es gibt nicht genug eiweis fuer die bevoelkerung" (eu regulater). mehr fiehzucht in europa. oder import. sein argument.
Food  Chain  GMO  GMO  crop  Fish  Industry  antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  post-antibiotic  era  Livestock  farming  industrial  agriculture  agriculture  mono  agriculture  agriculture  policy  organic  agriculture  agriculture  self-regulation  regulation  Consumer  Protection  deregulation  regulators  transparency  accountability  European  Union  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  Meat  Industry  Egg  Industry  Dairy  Industry  Milk  Industry  Poultry  Industry  fast  processed  Futtemittel  Industrie  Carnism  omnivore  consumerism  zombie  consumerist  public  health  medical  profession  TTIP  USA  Positioning  reframing  framing  spin  doctor  PR  soya 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Bad Science: Vegetables Are Better For You Than Fruit - YouTube
5 a day should be upped to 7. ... how about at least a dozen. // diversity, coulourful. // Form UK Farmers Lobby Group to make the dozen a day recommendation! includes also legumes, beans, whole grains, ... "EarthToTable" "DirtyVegetable" //
Whole-Food  Plant-Based  Diet  Vega  Standard  American  Diet  Dietary  Fiber  Western  pattern  alkaline  anti-inflammatory  Phytonutrients  public  health  policy  public  health  prevention  health  care  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  health  crisis  health  science  nanny  state  health  policy  NHS  Makers  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  agriculture  policy  industrial  agriculture  agriculture  industry  mono  agriculture  organic  agriculture 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Scientists Under Attack - Trailer - YouTube
Can we still trust our scientists? This timely documentary explores how the heavy hand of the agriculture industry is steering ‘science’ towards its own interests, eliminating legitimate research and silencing any critical opinions. Taking a close look at genetic engineering and the powerful vested interests that dominate its research, ‘Scientists Under Attack’ reveals the frightening reality of modern science, as objective investigation is corrupted by corporate money. // Animals are Fed GM crop. Food Industry does not need to disclose this.
agriculture  industry  agriculture  policy  industrial  agriculture  mono  agriculture  agriculture  GMO  GMO  crop  science  transgenic  Monsanto  Protection  Act  Monsanto  herbicide  fungicide  pesticide  Consumer  Protection  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  lobbyist  lobby  choice  Lobbying  democracy  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  social  contract  political  theory  Food  Chain  Livestock  farming  industry  Dairy  Meat  Poultry  Egg  Milk  revolving  door  medical  profession  corruption  bribery  conflict  of  interest  ethics  morality  ethical  machine  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  economic  damage  climate  change  Carnism  omnivore  security  prices  Whole-Food  Plant-Based  Diet  Vegan  carbonfootprint  climate  crisis  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  global  warming  corporate  scandal 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Reportage: Die Antibiotika-Falle | 45 Min | NDR - YouTube
10% of people harbour multi-drug resistant dormant bacteria. big difference between bacteria & virus! // 22:35 - Raw Meat! >> Kitchen Hygiene! >> Handle with care. It's deadly. Literally. - nutritionfacts.org/?s=food+poisoning // Used utensils/tools cross-contaminate other foods that is eaten raw or touched with hands to mouth. // Always use smooth surface cutting board. Always use one for meat. One for greens & vegetables that are not going to be cooked. // min 37 - self-regulation of livestock farming/industry about use of antibiotics. LOL! // livestock industry staff harbour zoonotic diseases & are ranked as high-risk patients at hospitals! // min 41 regulator does not plan a ban of use of reserve-antibiotics (reserved/last chance option for multi-drug resistant bacterial infection for hospital patients) in the livestock industry. // min 43 medical, social, economic thread! //&! methicillin-resistant Staphyloccocus aureus (MRSA) & extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)
EHEC  Salmonella  C.  diff  Campylobacter  food  poisoning  food  borne  illness  post-antibiotic  era  Hospital-acquired  infection  antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  medical  profession  multidrug-resistant  gonorrhea  Meat  Industry  Dairy  Industry  Egg  Industry  Milk  Industry  Gonorrhoea  GP  NHS  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  MRSA  ESBL  Livestock  farming  industrial  agriculture  agriculture  agriculture  policy  mono  agriculture  kitchen  hygiene  tuberculosis  Lebensmittelsicherheit  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  Chain  immune  system  corporate  scandal  accountability  transparency  revolving  door  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  public  health  public  health  policy  oversight  Staphyloccocus  aureus  Zoonotic  Diseases  zoonosis  superbug 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Britain's water crisis | Nick Davies | Environment | The Guardian
The immediate cause of the early drying out at the source of the Ouse was simply that there was not enough water in the underground aquifer on which it feeds. But that turns out to be part of something bigger. In March 2013, the local branch of the Environment Agency reported that, depending on conditions, there are now years when they can extract water from the Ouse on no more than 94 days. For the rest of the year, abstractors can use water that has been stored during the wet months in the big reservoir at Ardingly, and they can pump up water through boreholes sunk into the underground aquifers. This in turn reduces the amount of water that bubbles up into the river and its tributaries. The Environment Agency has stopped issuing new abstraction licences for the river. Meanwhile, during the summer months, nearly half of what we like to describe as a river is, in fact, recycled waste water and sewage. [...] [south-east and south] “serious water stress”
water  scarcity  water  supply  water  security  drinking  water  water  rights  Aquifer  water  pollution  pollution  waste  UK  infrastructure  investment  sustainability  sustainable  food  industry  Meat  Dairy  Egg  Milk  drought  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  jet  stream  climate  change  global  warming  weather  system  pesticide  herbicide  fungicide  industrial  agriculture  agriculture  industry  mono  agriculture  agriculture  policy  agriculture  Farming  Livestock  public  awareness  public  perception  public  discourse  public  debate  ecosystem  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  recycling  food  waste  economic  damage  Generationengerechtigkeit  fairness  babyboomers  Justice  Law  &  Justice  resource  depletion  Millennials  generationy 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
What is REALLY in your burger? Find out here... - YouTube
Animal Protein -- Meat and Dairy -- Cause Cancer - Dr. T. Colin Campbell - China Study and Whole - youtu.be/yfsT-qYeqGM //&! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLW0TEV3YEt-J56pYZm-TgA - Gary Yourofsky //&! food engineering - making stuff moorish, everything. bliss point. --- Chocolate, Cheese, Meat, and Sugar -- Physically Addictive - Neal Barnard - youtu.be/5VWi6dXCT7I //&! 5 Reasons to STOP eating eggs TODAY [Warning graphic] - youtu.be/JTfvdypnAgg &! nutritionfacts.org/?s=egg //&! Whole-Food Plant-Based Diet
Meat  Industry  food  E.  coli  food  poisoning  Zoonotic  Diseases  zoonosis  C.  diff  Campylobacter  public  health  policy  public  health  fast  food  junk  food  Desert  PR  spin  doctor  marketing  advertisement  advertising  Branding  processed  food  antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  post-antibiotic  era  Chain  Whole  Plant  Foods  food  security  climate  change  global  warming  food  waste  sustainability  sustainable  resource  depletion  finite  resources  water  pollution  pollution  carbonemission  emissions  carbonfootprint  Livestock  farming  Dr.  T.  Colin  Campbell  animal  rights  animal  protein  animal  cruelty  agriculture  mono  agriculture  agriculture  policy  industrial  agriculture  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  chronic  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  inflammatory  bowel  disease  non-alcoholic  fatty  liver  disease  coronary  artery  disease  heart  disease  Cardiovascular  disease  vascular  disease  heart  attack  stroke  aneurysm  moorish  Dr.  Neal  Barnard  food  engineering  vested  interest  interest  groups  pharmaceutical  pharma  big  pharma  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  shared  economic  interest  ethical  machine  crony  capitalism  capitalism  exploitation  revolving  door  Career  Politicians  FDA  USDA  corruption  bribery  transparency  oversight  atherosclerosis  Egg  Industry  Milk  Industry  Dairy  Industry  public  public  Industry  ch 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Uno-Bericht: Falsche Landwirtschaft könnte Billionen Euro kosten - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die Vereinten Nationen warnen vor der falschen Nutzung von Böden: Millionen Menschen seien gezwungen, ihre Heimat zu verlassen. Die wirtschaftlichen Verluste beliefen sich auf viele Billionen Euro.
soil  erosion  climate  change  desertification  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  drought  climate  science  climate  crisis  climate  system  food  prices  food  poverty  National  Security  Frontier  Markets  Developing  World  democracy  global  warming  flash  floods  flooding  economic  damage  mono  agriculture  monocrop  monoculture  industrial  agriculture  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  water  pollution  air  pollution  pesticide  herbicide  fungicide 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Wasser: Mineralwasser, Leitungswasser - Welches ist am besten? - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Eine Gefahr droht dagegen aus der Politik: Das Handelsabkommen TTIP könnte dazu führen, dass die eher strengen europäischen Regeln für den Einsatz von Pestiziden aufgeweicht werden. "Zum Beispiel dürfen amerikanische Äpfel mit einem fünfmal so hohen Restgehalt des Gifts Captan verkauft werden, als in Europa erlaubt ist", sagt Ole Braukmann von Hamburg Wasser. Er fürchtet, dass die deutschen Bauern bald ebenfalls mehr spritzen: "Für den Gewässerschutz kann die diskutierte Angleichung der Gesetze einen Rückschritt in die Siebzigerjahre bedeuten."
Consumer  Protection  TTIP  pesticide  herbicide  Nitrate  water  scarcity  drinking  water  water  supply  water  pollution  water  security  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  agriculture  industry  mono  agriculture  agriculture  policy  livestock  farming  Factory  Industrial  agriculture  sustainability  sustainable  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  water  rights  heavy  metal  pollution  air  pollution  pollution  animal  rights  animal  protein  antibiotic  resistance  post-antibiotic  era  Dairy  Meat  Egg  antibiotics  Petroleum  pharmaceutical  industry  pharma  big  pharma  Milk 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Jamie Oliver's crusade against sugar - YouTube
// profit on cost of people. getting treatment by NHS. what source of tax do you say yes to - sugar tax or NHS health care budget rising continually because rising treatment # and cost for diet related and lifestyle related chronic diseases!!?? // this is not nanny state. this is us saving, nudging, ourselfs away from the cliff to slow fiscal and health ruin - as individual, each and as country, and the earth, because it is not sustainable on an earth w finite resource ... we are consuming currently ~1.4 earth's per year
Big  Sugar  Jamie  Oliver  food  industry  tobacco  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  Standard  American  Diet  Western  pattern  sedentary  lifestyle  lifestyle  fast  food  processed  food  Chain  junk  food  food  poverty  Whole  Plant  Foods  Vegan  Carnism  omnivore  vegetarian  Wall  Street  shared  economic  interest  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  crony  capitalism  sick  population  public  health  policy  public  health  diabetes  chronic  diseases  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  health  crisis  NHS  UK  USA  Europe  Developing  World  ethical  ethics  philosophy  sociology  moral  beliefs  corporate  values  corporate  governance  corporate  media  corporate  culture  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  social  contract  nanny  state  sustainability  sustainable  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  long-term  view  long-term  thinking  post-capitalism  Dairy  Milk  Meat  agriculture  industry  mono  agriculture  agriculture  policy  industrial  agriculture  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Tax sugary drinks by 20%, say doctors - BBC News
[health care budget bomb that WILL explode, is already oozing ] An extra 20% tax on sugary drinks should be introduced to tackle the obesity crisis, the British Medical Association says. It estimates poor diets are causing around 70,000 premature deaths each year. In a major report on unhealthy diets, the body called for the extra money raised to be used to subsidise fresh fruit and vegetables. [...] "We're looking at 30% of the UK population being obese by the year 2030, a large extent of that is due to the amount of sugar we're actually consuming without realising. "The biggest problem is a lot of us are unaware of the amount of sugar we are consuming on a day-to-day basis." [...] The government's main approach to obesity has to been to work with the food industry to get it to voluntarily reduce calorie content. [ but a calorie is not a calorie ! stupid ! ] &! bit.ly/1JZFAQS &! bbc.in/1TGifpc - Sugar intake 'should be halved' &! bbc.in/1OlN6Ug - Slim ppl get sick too.
Big  Sugar  Sugar  Meat  Industry  Dairy  Industry  processed  food  Chain  junk  food  Fast  Standard  American  Diet  dietary  cholesterol  Western  pattern  sedentary  lifestyle  lifestyle  omnivore  Vegan  Whole  Plant  Foods  obesity  epidemic  obesity  overweight  diabetes  high  blood  pressure  chronic  diseases  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  chronic  stress  Cardiovascular  disease  stroke  heart  attack  heart  disease  inflammatory  bowel  disease  non-alcoholic  fatty  liver  disease  vascular  disease  coronary  artery  disease  alcohol  abuse  nanny  state  public  health  public  health  policy  budget  deficit  world  developed  world  Developing  NHS  sick  population  health  crisis  Alzheimer  dementia  IBS  disability  economic  damage  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  climate  change  livestock  farming  industrial  agriculture  agriculture  mono  agriculture  unknown  unkown  unintended  consequences  epigenetics  generation  parenthood  childhood  development  childhood  addiction  tobacco  public  awareness  public  debate  public  discourse  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  Leadership  long-term  view  long-term  thinking  cancer  education  policy 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Uber, the Rashomon | PandoDaily
[ low skill, routine job ] When an Uber glides to its appointed pickup point, what do we see? Do we see an innovator hastening the inexorable shift to a new information-based economy? Or an arrogant bully using cheap capital, greed, and a dangerous, misogynist culture of convenience to consolidate a trillion dollar market? Or do we see both? [...] I’m sure pure Uber defenders exist, but the truth is, most of us are worried about the sheer expression of capitalistic force that the company represents. [...] Uber is the poster child for our global conversation about the role of work in our society, and about the kind of company we want to create, work at, and celebrate. [SV] its male-dominated, aggressive philosophy of “breaking things fast” and “asking for forgiveness rather than permission.” Uber feels inevitable — a uniquely of-the-moment company, a mirror held up to the Valley’s aggregate psyche.
Uber  Capitalism  Share  Economy  self-employment  Zero  Hour  Contract  contractor  outsourcing  precarious  work  Precariat  working  poor  Service  Sector  Jobs  Services  Industry  convenience  disposable  income  disrupting  markets  disruption  marketplace  efficiencies  marketplace  information-based  Big  Data  analytics  Travis  Kalanick  Silicon  Valley  public  transportation  transportation  workplace  work  environment  labour  market  labour  economics  Future  of  job  security  job  creation  1099  Economy  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  shareholder  value  mono  culture  asshole  culture  asshole  game  monoculture  jock  culture  Campus  Software  Is  Eating  The  World  social  entrepreneurship  accountability  Niedriglohn  Niedriglohnsektor 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Venture capital and the great big Silicon Valley asshole game | PandoDaily
(( via pando.com/2015/02/12/how-silicon-valleys-counterculture-went-corporate-and-ruined-everything/ )) --- This is a complex topic with no real “right” or “wrong.” You have to consider what the job of a VC is. It’s not to give inner city kids a helping hand; it’s not to make mom-and-pop dreams a reality; it’s not to help nice guys. It’s to maximize returns and fund companies that have an outsized chance of creating billion-dollar plus outcomes in a decade or less. There is a certain personality type that frequently builds these companies—a mix of outsized arrogance, steel-eyed determination, and even some element of delusion. Rational thinkers don’t usually think they can upend whole industries. People who get impacted by social pressure will be talked out of an idea long before it comes to fruition.
Silicon  Valley  profit  maximisation  idealism  shareholder  value  stereotype  confirmation  bias  bias  prejudice  Venture  Capital  subculture  counter  culture  Wall  Street  governance  ethical  machine  moral  beliefs  ethical  beliefs  money  status  anxiety  status  symbol  social  status  asshole  game  brogrammer  jock  culture  Campus  asshole  culture  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  Steve  Jobs  Jim  Clark  Larry  Ellison  distortion  history  Misogynie  misogyny  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  gender-based  harassment  gender-based  discrimination  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap  gender  policing  glass  ceiling  feminism  feminist  minority  social  discrimination  discrimination  STEM  marginal  cost  Lad  culture  monoculture  mono  culture 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Brasilien: Wasser-Krise in Rio de Janeiro und São Paulo - SPIEGEL ONLINE
"Schuld an der Wasserkrise ist nicht der Bürger, der sein Auto wäscht", sagt auch der Klimaforscher Alexandre Costa von der Universität Caéra. "Der weitaus größere Verschwender ist die industrialisierte Landwirtschaft. Sie allein verbraucht 70 Prozent des Trinkwassers." Die Agro-Industrie ist Brasiliens wichtigster Wirtschaftszweig Sie produziert großflächig Soja, Mais und betreibt Viehzucht. 2014 exportierte sie Agrargüter im Wert von knapp 85 Milliarden Euro. Und sie ist verantwortlich für 88 Prozent der Zunahme beim Wasserverbrauch in den vergangenen vier Jahren - die Bevölkerung für zwei Prozent, bilanziert Forscher Costa. Doch es gibt wohl noch einen weiteren Grund der Wassermisere. Forscher wie Costa warnen schon lange vor klimatischen Veränderungen. Entgegen der offiziellen Linie der brasilianischen Regierung sehen sie einen Zusammenhang zwischen ausbleibenden Regenfällen im Südosten und der Abholzung des Regenwalds 3000 Kilometer entfernt im Amazonas.
Brazil  drought  Amazon  Amazonas  deforestation  unintended  consequences  complexity  climate  science  climate  system  industrial  agriculture  agriculture  industry  mono  agriculture  omnivore  Vegan  industrial  policy  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  climate  change  global  warming  climate  crisis  democracy  No  Representation  policy  folly  policy  error  Lobbying  lobbyist  lobby  crony  capitalism  exploitation  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  Latin  America  Africa  water  security  water  rights  water  scarcity  water  supply  drinking  water  history  humanitarian  crisis  humanity 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
If you must eat meat, save it for Christmas | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian
From chickens pumped with antibiotics to the environmental devastation caused by production, we need to realise we are not fed with happy farm animals // George Monbiot admits he got it wrong to soften his position on meat-eating a few years ago. Whilst he is still not quite calling for the world to go vegan (yet!), he does highlight the utter madness of our meat-obsessed culture and the negative effect it has on animals, ourselves and the world around us.
Vegan  omnivore  Industrial  Farming  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  inefficiencies  agriculture  agriculture  industry  mono  agriculture  agriculture  policy  lobby  CO2  carbon  dioxide  carbonfootprint  carbonemission  carnivore 
december 2014 by asterisk2a
Universitäten: Avanessian bemängelt akademische Rückschrittlichkeit - SPIEGEL ONLINE
wie ein Virus der Belanglosigkeit. Ich meine eine Ideenarmut und Schwerfälligkeit, die gewollt ist und geradezu karrierefördernd. [...] Die Universität erscheint hier als ein groß angelegter und staatlich geförderter Verhinderungsbetrieb, der am eigenen Mythos des "kritischen Denkens" verzweifelt festhält - aus Existenzangst und ohne zu sehen, dass das "kritische Denken" längst selbst zu einer Ware geworden ist, die mit Drittmittelanträgen gegen echtes Geld getauscht wird. [...] die Logik der Universität wäre demnach die Logik auch einer Gesellschaft, [...] Es darf gar nicht existieren, das Neue, weil sonst das Alte seine Legitimität verlieren würde.
academia  education  policy  Vernunft  Philosophy  book  Career  Politicians  policy  folly  policy  error  Makers  lobby  Germany  climate  change  sick  population  public  health  policy  global  warming  LGBTQIASP  Vegan  omnivore  mono  agriculture  monocrop  Net  Neutrality  Universal  Basic  Income  precarious  work  flat  world  globalisation  globalization  No  Representation  revolving  door  oligarchy  oligopoly  oligopol  surveillance  state  Orwellian  Internet  Privacy  status  anxiety  post-antibiotic  era  mental  health  mental  illness  Zivilgesellschaft  Zivilcourage  civic  society  civil  society  Consumerism 
december 2014 by asterisk2a
Eating less meat essential to curb climate change, says report | Environment | The Guardian
The global livestock industry produces more greenhouse gas emissions than all cars, planes, trains and ships combined, but a worldwide survey by Ipsos MORI in the report finds twice as many people think transport is the bigger contributor to global warming.
IPCC  climate  change  global  warming  livestock  farming  Industrial  agriculture  agriculture  industry  mono  agriculture  lobby  Career  Politicians  public  health  policy  public  health  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  nanny  state  sick  population  Vegan  omnivore  climate  science  climate  crisis  unintended  consequences  unknown  unkown  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster 
december 2014 by asterisk2a
Bauern-Protest in Bayern: Kuh-Windeln gegen Düngeverbot - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Umweltschützer hingegen kritisieren, dass Wasser und Luft durch Überdüngung zu stark belastet werden. Bereits am Dienstag hatte der Bund Naturschutz in Bayern (BN) die Belastung von Trinkwasser mit Nitrat durch Überdüngung beklagt. Bayerns landwirtschaftliche Flächen reichten schlicht nicht aus, um anfallende Düngemengen zu verkraften, teilte die Organisation mit.
ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  Industrial  Farming  agriculture  agriculture  industry  agriculture  policy  mono  agriculture  omnivore  Vegan  water  pollution 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
How the global banana industry is killing the world’s favorite fruit - Quartz
Tropical Race 4 - The deadliest disease the banana world’s ever seen :: Nearly nine-tenths of the world’s bananas are eaten in poor countries, where at least 400 million people rely on them for 15-27% of their daily calories. And that’s the really scary part. Since the first Panama disease outbreak, bananas have evolved from snacks into vital sustenance. And this time there’s no back-up banana variety to feed the world with instead. [...] In the same way that the Cavendish gets all the fame, brand names like Chiquita and Dole dominate the popular conception of the banana market. But exports make up only 15% of global output; the rest is consumed by banana-producing nations or sold unofficially in regional markets. In fact, the top two banana and plantain producers—India and China—don’t export at all, though they produce a combined 35% of the global yield. [...] [T]he developing-world economy [is] reliant on a very vulnerable crop.
Tropical  Race  4  Bananas  Plantains  monoculture  monocrop  mono  agriculture  food  security  food  prices  food  poverty  fungus  evolution 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
Die Propagandaschlacht um die Gentechnik | EXCLUSIV IM ERSTEN | ARD - YouTube
- evolution ... unbeatable, weed killers become ineffective. and propaganda to make hunger and food poverty disappear is a PR/marketing crutch. >> no evidence that GMO crop is long-term more sustainable (using expensive GMO crop and expensive GMO related crop herbicides and pesticides) than EU conventional non-GMO crop agricultural policy (still monocrop agri culture). // +++ industrial agriculture policy has to GO AWAY FROM MONOCROP!!!
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Report: Polluted farm runoff linked to toxic green algae slime in U.S. waters - The Washington Post
At least one drinking-water provider, Des Moines Water Works, is struggling to clean nitrates from water it supplies to a half-million customers as a result of polluted runoff from farms. a growing toxic danger that threatens human health and has claimed the life of at least one person, more than 20 pets since 2001 and a multitude of marine life.
Chesapeake  Bay  lobby  lobbyist  globalwarming  complexity  livestock  farming  ecosystem  Phosphorus  unintended  consequences  algae  drinking  water  climate  change  gulfofmexico  Gulf  of  Mexico  nitrogen  water  security  Lobbying  urban  planning  organic  agriculture  agriculture  industry  watersupply  monoculture  water  pollution  global  warming  livestock  industry  climate  science  agriculture  sewage  urbanisation  agriculture  policy  water  scarcity  climatechange  EPA  USA  unknown  unkown  monocrop  Clean  Act  mono  agriculture  food  industry  ecological  disaster 
september 2013 by asterisk2a
Vegan director James Cameron: You're not an environmentalist if you eat meat - National Celebrity Fitness and Health | Examiner.com
"Grass-fed cows do as much harm to the Earth as factory-farmed" -- Dr. Jude Capper https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151032744906829&set=vb.50186143870&type=3&video_source=pages_video_set "In 2006, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization released a report indicating that 18% of the world's man-made greenhouse-gas emissions come from livestock production. In reality, that figure it closer to 51%, according to a 2009 report by Robert Goodland and Jeff Anhang of the IFC Environment and Social Development Department. Several noted environmentalists have since vocally advocated a vegetarian lifestyle, citing the environmental damage caused by livestock farming."
Weltschmerz  omnivore  complexity  globalwarming  livestock  farming  ethics  food  security  agriculture  policy  unintended  consequences  James  Cameron  Vegan  food  prices  environment  agriculture  industry  monocrop  mono  agriculture  food  industry  living  environment  ecological  disaster 
september 2013 by asterisk2a
Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought - Quartz
Colony Collapse Disorder [...] in a first-of-its-kind study published today in the journal PLOS ONE, scientists at the University of Maryland and the US Department of Agriculture have identified a witch’s brew of pesticides and fungicides contaminating pollen that bees collect to feed their hives. The findings break new ground on why large numbers of bees are dying though they do not identify the specific cause of CCD, where an entire beehive dies at once. [...] The pollen was contaminated on average with nine different pesticides and fungicides though scientists discovered 21 agricultural chemicals in one sample. Scientists identified eight ag chemicals associated with increased risk of infection by the parasite. >> http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0070182
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july 2013 by asterisk2a
Surprise: Organic Apples And Pears Aren't Free Of Antibiotics : The Salt : NPR
wo antibiotics, streptomycin and oxytetracycline, as vital weapons in the fight to control the disease ( fire blight ) — even on organic apples and pears. [...] About 80 percent of all antibiotics used in the U.S. go to livestock — not just to treat disease and prevent infections, but also, primarily, to help animals put on more weight. [...] That heavy usage has been widely blamed for promoting the spread of antibiotic-resistant bugs. And resistance can jump from bacteria that infect livestock to microbes that sicken people. The problem of drug resistance has led to widespread calls for reining in the use of antibiotics on farms, in order to preserve the medicines' effectiveness in treating human disease. [...] Any residue on fruit, she says, is minuscule. [Still - its like chronic low-grade inflammation.]
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april 2013 by asterisk2a
Organic farmers beat US droughts - YouTube
The recent drought in the United States has damaged crops and driven up food prices. However, organic farmers say that they have fared better, thanks to alternative growing methods.

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Organic and traditional farming (rotating the crop type that is growing on field) is better than mono agriculture (mass agriculture). Is better able to resist droughts and pesticide use is minimal if at all.
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october 2012 by asterisk2a

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