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Recently DuPont has been sued by a crusading Lawyer defending people who couldn't otherwise defend themselves against such a hideous powerful giant. It's easy to assign blame to Corporate Executives etc, but what about the Scientists and other researchers they employ ? People almost back off because of this idea that science is such a hallowed thing and the scientist almost viewed as above and and all wrong doing. 
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What's wrong with Science ? Could it really be the Scientists ?
File under: "Don't Mess with my Worldview" The above Meme was created by someone within the Google+ site and appeared over my general post feed. What was interesting was that the usual science defenders came out and spouted off about the meaning behind the ...
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This article needs a subtitle like, "Gee, ya think!"
(Phys.org)—A large team of researchers with members from across the globe has found that small farms with higher densities of pollinators produce more food than those with lower densities—for larger farms, the difference in yield was more closely related to pollinator diversity. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes their study and analysis of multiple farms in Asia, South America and Africa over a five year period a...
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Most important. "A large team" (lot's of funding) was needed to do the study.

Seems studies are needed to point out the obvious to some folks.


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"A recent study by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists shows that genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa has gone wild, in a big way, in alfalfa-growing parts of the West. This feral GE alfalfa may help explain a number of transgenic contamination episodes over the past few years that have cost American alfalfa growers and exporters millions of dollars in lost revenue. And it also exposes the failure of USDA’s “coexistence” policy for GE and traditional crops."
The study involved Monsanto’s Roundup Ready alfalfa, which, like most GE crops in the U.S. is engineered to survive direct spraying with Roundup, Monsanto’s flagship herbicide.
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As climate change brings more rain, Britain is suffering from the extinction here of our native flood engineer - the beaver. Louise Ramsay says it's high time to re-introduce these charismatic rodents all over Britain. 

Odd thing is they tried before and people killed them anyway. Hmmmm ???
As climate change brings more rain, Britain is suffering from the extinction here of our native flood engineer - the beaver. Louise Ramsay says it's high time to re-introduce these charismatic rodents all over Britain.
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"The loss of native ant species here knocks a carefully balanced web of ecological connections off-kilter. Insects and plants that depend on native ants to perform certain functions -- from pollination to pest control -- lose out, causing ripples of disruption to spread even further."

Human stupidity, lousy decision making and just plain laziness is killing this planet, even on a micro-scale. Enlightening and sad article on how much natural ecosystems have been so disrupted.
For millions of Californians, Argentine ants can be the stuff of nightmares, but their persistent presence in Northern California homes is merely one symptom of a larger problem: These invasive ants are out-competing native ant species and, in doing so, fundamentally altering the state's ecosystems.
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Recently DuPont has been sued by a crusading Lawyer defending people who couldn't otherwise defend themselves against such a hideous powerful giant. It's easy to assign blame to Corporate Executives etc, but what about the Scientists and other researchers they employ ? People almost back off because of this idea that science is such a hallowed thing and the scientist almost viewed as above and and all wrong doing. 
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"The leaf extract of Stevia possesses many phytochemicals, which include austroinullin, β-carotene, dulcoside, nilacin, rebaudi oxides, riboflavin, steviol, stevioside, and tiamin with known antimicrobial properties against many pathogens. The role of these compounds is mainly to protect the plant from microbial infection and adverse environmental conditions."

Here is a link to the actual science paper:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4681354/

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The leaf extract of Stevia possesses many phytochemicals, which include austroinullin, β-carotene, dulcoside, nilacin, rebaudi oxides, riboflavin, steviol, stevioside, and tiamin with known antimicrobial properties against many pathogens [40, 42, 43]. The role of these compounds is mainly to ...
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Looks like the Bundy occupation stand off at that Oregon Wildlife Refuge may be the least of Oregon's troubles. Monsanto Co and Scotts Miracle-Gro Co are trying to exxcuse themselves legally from any obligation to clean up the mees they have both made of central and eastern Oregon with the GMO Bent Grass invading everywhere now.
By Nathan Donley High on a wind-swept, mountain-ringed plateau in Central Oregon, an ocean of natural grasses, sagebrush and juniper sweeps across the Crooked River National Grassland for thousands of acres. In this pristine, high desert landscape roamed by antelope...
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Red Rose Forest is an environmental charity working to transform Greater Manchester into “a greener, healthier and more satisfying place to live work and invest.” When Pete Stringer, Special Projects Manager for Red Rose Forest, wanted to deliver a tree planting project that could demonstrate and quantify how trees could help to managing surface water runoff and improve water quality, he contacted DeepRoot about getting involved. This could be especially important to many of the drought prone areas
Red Rose Forest is an environmental charity working to transform Greater Manchester into “a greener, healthier and more satisfying place to live work and invest.” When Pete Stringer, Special Projects Manager for Red Rose Forest, wanted to deliver a tree planting project that could demonstrate ...
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Red Rose Forest is an environmental charity working to transform Greater Manchester into “a greener, healthier and more satisfying place to live work and invest.” When Pete Stringer, Special Projects Manager for Red Rose Forest, wanted to deliver a tree planting project that could demonstrate and quantify how trees could help to managing surface water runoff and improve water quality, he contacted DeepRoot about getting involved.
Red Rose Forest is an environmental charity working to transform Greater Manchester into “a greener, healthier and more satisfying place to live work and invest.” When Pete Stringer, Special Projects Manager for Red Rose Forest, wanted to deliver a tree planting project that could demonstrate ...
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Rob Bilott was a corporate defense attorney for eight years. Then he took on an environmental suit that would upend his entire career — and expose a brazen, decades-long history of chemical pollution.  This article has some amazing revelations. Remember PFOA is a major ingredient in Roundup. When Roundup was evaluated by the EPA it examined only the active ingredient for toxicity. It doesn't have any. The same cannot be said for anything with "flouro" in its name.
Rob Bilott was a corporate defense attorney for eight years. Then he took on an environmental suit that would upend his entire career — and expose a brazen, decades-long history of chemical pollution.
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