Dow Agrosciences to Use Agent Orange-Modified Corn in Battle Against Superweeds

September 20, 2012 by  
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US pharmaceutical company Dow Agrosciences wants to fight superweeds with corn that has been genetically modified to incorporate a component of the Vietnam war defoliant Agent Orange . It is a bizarre plan to say the least. While superweeds have impacted over 15 million acres of farmland, Agent One is a toxic defoliant that was used by the US military in Vietnam as part of its herbicidal warfare program. In fact, the Red Cross of Vietnam estimates that up to 1 million people are disabled or have health problems due to the use of Agent Orange, including 500,000 children born with birth defects. Read the rest of Dow Agrosciences to Use Agent Orange-Modified Corn in Battle Against Superweeds Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agent orange , agriculture , big food , california proposition 37 , Coca Cola , defoliant , dow agrosciences , food labelling , GM Crops , GM food , GM Food labelling , green companies , proposition 37 , state of california , superweeds , us pharmaceutical

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California to Vote on GMO Labels for Genetically Modified Foods this Novemeber

August 21, 2012 by  
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Genfood photo from Shutterstock This November, Proposition 37 will ask the people of California to decide whether they want GMO labels to be put on foods that have been generically modified. It looks set to be a battle between Big Food and activists, and of course the money men are on the side of the corporations. Agribusinesses and food manufacturers have donated $13 million to defeat the measure, bringing the total opposition funds up to $25 million. On the other side of the argument, organic farmers and environmentalists who support the proposition have barely managed to raise a tenth of that amount. Read the rest of California to Vote on GMO Labels for Genetically Modified Foods this Novemeber Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agriculture , big food , california proposition 37 , Coca Cola , food labelling , GM Crops , GM food , GM Food labelling , green companies , proposition 37 , state of california

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DIY: How to Recycle Aluminum Soda and Beer Cans into Roof Shingles and Siding

August 21, 2012 by  
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Many people recycle old aluminum cans so that they are diverted from landfills and reused to make a variety of items. But if you’re a fan of DIY projects , you might consider saving those cans and transforming them into shingles, tiles and siding. Over at Instructables , a self-described stay-at-home dad has published a set of instructions explaining how to transform old cans into useful roofing tiles for a small structure. Read the rest of DIY: How to Recycle Aluminum Soda and Beer Cans into Roof Shingles and Siding Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aluminium cans , aluminium shingles , aluminium tiles , DIY , drinks cans , drinks recycling , instructables , recycling , robbtoberfest , tiles

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Scientists Develop New Material That Could Cut Diesel’s Pollution By 45%

August 21, 2012 by  
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A team of engineers has managed to identify a material that could reduce the amount of pollution produced by diesel fuel -powered vehicles by 45%. The new material comes from a family of minerals called oxides , and could serve as a cheaper and cleaner alternative to the rare and expensive platinum that is currently used in diesel engines. Read the rest of Scientists Develop New Material That Could Cut Diesel’s Pollution By 45% Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Diesel Fuel , diesel pollution , nanostellar , oxide mullite , platinum , University of Texas dallas , world health organisation

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