South Africa is relaxing restrictions on GMOs to fight drought-related food crisis

February 25, 2016 by  
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Food supplies have grown so unstable in South Africa that the government may soon allow imports of some genetically modified foods , which were previously under tight restrictions, in order to fend off a food crisis. GM corn maize crops from the United States and Mexico may soon be crossing the borders to make up for 3.8 million metric tons of corn crops that South African farmers are unable to grow due to severe drought. Amid fears of cross-contamination of GM crops, the government is considering making exceptions to tough regulations in order to continue to feed people. Read the rest of South Africa is relaxing restrictions on GMOs to fight drought-related food crisis

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8 Ways that you can help save monarch butterflies

April 9, 2015 by  
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Monarch butterflies are easily recognized worldwide for their gorgeous black and orange wings, but these beauties are in danger of disappearing completely . Their numbers have dropped by 90 percent over the last couple of decades, and if we don’t smarten up, they’ll all die off. Greenpeace has shared eight ways that each and every one of us can help save these vital pollinators from extinction at our own hands, so please read on, and spread the word. Read the rest of 8 Ways that you can help save monarch butterflies Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ban pesticides , Butterflies , endangered butterflies , fsc certified wood , Glyphosate , GMO foods , Greenpeace , habitat loss , milkweed , milkweed flowers , MONARCH , Monarch Butterflies , monarch butterfly extinction , monarch butterfly larvae , monarch habitat , monarchs , native flowers , pesticide use , pesticides , plant milkweed , pollinators

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US approves farming of genetically modified apples to reduce food waste

February 16, 2015 by  
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The next wave of GMO food could soon be hitting store shelves in America after the U.S. government approved the planting of genetically modified apple trees. The apples, which are modified to resist turning brown, were created not by one of the biotech giants like Monsanto, but by a small company based in British Columbia called Okanagan . The apple was approved after the government determined that it poses no risks to other plants, but concerns remain that the modified apples could hurt U.S. fruit exports to countries that ban GMOs or that the GMO label could taint the reputation of one of America’s favorite fruits. Read the rest of US approves farming of genetically modified apples to reduce food waste Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Arctic apples , Arctic GMO apples , genetically modified apples , genetically modified fruit , gmo apples , GMO approvals , GMO foods , GMO fruit , GMO Labeling , GMO policy , GMOs , Okanagan , Okanagan apples , Okanagan GMO

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How to Shop for Non-GMO Foods at Your Local Markets

June 24, 2013 by  
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Image courtesy of Shutterstock Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that there has been plenty of talk lately about  GMO foods . Are GMOs safe? Are GMOs a silent danger? Are they  harming the environment ? While it’s unclear how they impact human health—by and large because they haven’t been studied enough—there are many consumer groups, organic supporters and eco-organizations that believe that GMOs pose an immense danger to our bodies and the planet. If you’re worried about the food that feeds you and your family,  read up on the GMO debate  over at Inhabitots , and find some handy tips on how to shop for non-GMO foods at your local stores. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: avoid gmo , avoid gmos , chemicals in food , fda , food industry , genetically modified food , GMO , GMO foods , gmo organics , green consumer , organic food , organics        

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Italian Scientists are Developing Genetically Modified Hypoallergenic Apples

March 22, 2013 by  
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A team of allergists, molecular biologists and plant physiologists in Italy are collaborating to develop a hypo-allergenic apple that could represent the next frontier in genetically-modified foods. Apples aren’t typically known as a potent allergen — at worst, they may cause your tongue and lips to become itchy and blister. But the team of scientists is using the apple as a test case, and they’re trying to decode the genetic markers that cause some people to experience an allergic reaction to apples. The technique is likely to be controversial because it involves genetic modification , and there’s concern that modifying the genetic makeup of an apple could produce other unexpected allergens. Read the rest of Italian Scientists are Developing Genetically Modified Hypoallergenic Apples Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: apple allergy , food allergies , genetic modification , genetically modified foods , gmo apples , GMO foods , hypo-allergenic apple , hypo-allergenic foods , hypoallergenic apple , hypoallergenic foods , non gmo

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Italian Scientists are Developing Genetically Modified Hypoallergenic Apples

March 22, 2013 by  
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A team of allergists, molecular biologists and plant physiologists in Italy are collaborating to develop a hypo-allergenic apple that could represent the next frontier in genetically-modified foods. Apples aren’t typically known as a potent allergen — at worst, they may cause your tongue and lips to become itchy and blister. But the team of scientists is using the apple as a test case, and they’re trying to decode the genetic markers that cause some people to experience an allergic reaction to apples. The technique is likely to be controversial because it involves genetic modification , and there’s concern that modifying the genetic makeup of an apple could produce other unexpected allergens. Read the rest of Italian Scientists are Developing Genetically Modified Hypoallergenic Apples Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: apple allergy , food allergies , genetic modification , genetically modified foods , gmo apples , GMO foods , hypo-allergenic apple , hypo-allergenic foods , hypoallergenic apple , hypoallergenic foods , non gmo

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Sun And Cloud: Hand-Cranked Solar Camera Can be Charged Anytime, Anywhere

March 22, 2013 by  
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Digital cameras are a part of many of our lives these days – they’re in our phones and computers, and film-loaded cameras are rapidly becoming obsolete. Unfortunately, digital cameras need to be constantly charged, and unless you have a solar charger that means plugging them into the mains. However Japanese company Superheadz are looking to change all that with their new hand-cranked “Sun & Cloud” , which is billed as the world’s first “self-generation” digital camera. Read the rest of Sun And Cloud: Hand-Cranked Solar Camera Can be Charged Anytime, Anywhere Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , digital camera , hand cranked camera , kinetic energy , self-generation digital camera , Solar Power , sun & cloud , Superheadz

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Sun And Cloud: Hand-Cranked Solar Camera Can be Charged Anytime, Anywhere

March 22, 2013 by  
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Digital cameras are a part of many of our lives these days – they’re in our phones and computers, and film-loaded cameras are rapidly becoming obsolete. Unfortunately, digital cameras need to be constantly charged, and unless you have a solar charger that means plugging them into the mains. However Japanese company Superheadz are looking to change all that with their new hand-cranked “Sun & Cloud” , which is billed as the world’s first “self-generation” digital camera. Read the rest of Sun And Cloud: Hand-Cranked Solar Camera Can be Charged Anytime, Anywhere Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , digital camera , hand cranked camera , kinetic energy , self-generation digital camera , Solar Power , sun & cloud , Superheadz

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Celebrate World Water Day by Surfing a 14-Foot Wave Made of Plastic Bottles in San Francisco

March 22, 2013 by  
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For the past 20 years, the world has observed World Water Day on March 22nd – and to mark the occasion this year, the Dopper Foundation has erected a 14-foot wave made from reclaimed plastic bottles in San Francisco. The wave, which is made from about 6,000 single-use plastic bottles, has a surfboard attached to it, and visitors are invited to surf the wave of plastic. The event is aimed at raising awareness about the effect that single-use plastic bottles are having on our oceans. Want to ride the wave? Head over to San Francisco’s UN Plaza ! Read the rest of Celebrate World Water Day by Surfing a 14-Foot Wave Made of Plastic Bottles in San Francisco Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Dopper , Dopper Foundation , plastic , Plastic bottles , plastic wave , reclaimed bottles , reclaimed plastic bottles , Recycled Plastic , San Francisco , single-use plastic bottles , UN Plaza , upcycled bottles , upcycling , world water day

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Shigeru Ban’s Innovative IE Paper Tube Pavilion Opens Today in Madrid

March 22, 2013 by  
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Shigeru Ban  is on a roll these days – the internationally acclaimed architect just added yet another newly finished building to his 2013 roster. Today Ban presided over the official opening of the  IE Business School of Madrid ’s Paper Pavilion, which is an airy space comprised of 173 sturdy cardboard tubes. The temporary structure will be used to host IE’s executive education events and other activities centered around the school’s core values of innovation and sustainability. Read the rest of Shigeru Ban’s Innovative IE Paper Tube Pavilion Opens Today in Madrid Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , Cardboard architecture , green architecture , ie paper tube pavilion , madrid , madrid architecture , modern architecture spain , paper architecture , paper tube architecture , paper tube building , shigeru ban

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