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Cuba, the United States and Human Trafficking 22.7.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
This post first appeared in Opera Mundi The United States has once again placed Cuba on the list of countries involved in human trafficking. However, international institutions repudiate Washington's perspective. On the other hand, according to Human Rights Watch, the United States is the only developed country to legally permit the exploitation of child labor from the age of 12 years. In its 2014 report on countries that engage in human trafficking, the U.S. State Department has once again included Cuba, even placing it in its worst offender category. According to Washington, "adults and children [on the island] are victims of sex trafficking and forced labor. Child prostitution and sex tourism in Cuba is a reality [...]. There were allegations of forced labor during missions abroad conducted by the Cuban government." (1) However, Washington acknowledges the lack of reliability of its own sources: "Some Cubans participating in the work missions have stated that the postings are voluntary, and that the ...
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Eating organic is like two extra portions of fruit and vegetables per day with no added calories 16.7.2014 TreeHugger
Plants that have to succeed without chemical pesticides create their own natural chemicals -- the good ones which marketers like to tout as "magic", "healthy" and "anti-aging"
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Intersex fish indicate chemical problems in Pa, rivers 16.7.2014 Philly.com News
A government researcher who has studied intersex fish in the Potomac River now has found them in three Pennsylvania river basins, including the Delaware.
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Organic foods are more nutritious, according to review of 343 studies 15.7.2014 LA Times: Top News
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The Assault on Organics 14.7.2014 Truthout.com
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The Assault on Organics 14.7.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Organic foods have lots to give 14.7.2014 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
Organic food is tremendously healthy, and now we can prove it. Forget the fertilizer and pesticide and let’s get scientific about improving the organic production of all crops.
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Mosquito Spraying Planned for Hyde Park Monday 13.7.2014 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
Starting at dusk, trucks containing the pesticide sumithrin are expected to spray near Dale Street, Deforest Street, Austin, Street, and Gordon ...
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Truthout Interviews Dr. Jeff Ritterman on Roundup and Chronic Kidney Disease 13.7.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Study: Fewer pesticides, more antioxidants in organic crops 13.7.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
The researchers — including a Washington State University professor — noted that other studies have suggested some antioxidants have been linked to a lower risk of cancer and other diseases.
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Study: Fewer pesticides, more antioxidants in organic crops 13.7.2014 Seattle Times: Health
The researchers — including a Washington State University professor — noted that other studies have suggested some antioxidants have been linked to a lower risk of cancer and other diseases.
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Organic Food Has More Antioxidants, Less Pesticide Residue: Study 12.7.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Organic food really is better for your health than its conventional counterparts. At least, that's the conclusion of a new study conducted by researchers at Newcastle University and published this week. But not everyone is convinced. Specifically, the researchers said that organic fruits, vegetables and cereals contain significantly higher concentrations of antioxidants than conventionally grown crops. They added that organic produce and cereals were found to have lower levels of toxic metals and pesticides. For the study -- said to be the largest of its kind -- the researchers analyzed more than 340 international, peer-reviewed studies that looked at compositional differences between organic and conventional crops. According to the paper, researchers found that organically grown produce and cereals have between 19 and 69 percent higher concentrations of certain antioxidant compounds than conventionally grown crops. "Many of these [antioxidant] compounds have previously been linked to a reduced risk of ...
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Study: Organic foods higher in antioxidants 12.7.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
There may never be an end to arguments over whether organic food is more nutritious. But a new study is the most ambitious attempt so far to resolve the issue -- and it concludes that organic fruit and vegetables offer a key benefit.
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Are Organic Vegetables More Nutritious After All? 12.7.2014 NPR: All Things Considered
New data show that organic produce has higher levels of antioxidants. But you can get plenty of those compounds just by eating more fruits and vegetables, no matter how they're grown.
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Landmark Study Underscores Wide-Ranging Benefits of Pesticide-Free Farming 11.7.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Organics may be healthier, study finds. (photo: flickr / cc / Darren Wood)A meta-analysis of 343 previously peer-reviewed studies from all over the world has found that organic crops contain more antioxidants and fewer pesticides than their non-organic counterparts, according to reporting in the ...
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West Nile's record season has residents concerned about fogging 11.7.2014 San Jose Mercury News: News
As of July 3, Santa Clara County logged 273 birds infected with the West Nile virus, more than 60 percent of the positives counted statewide and more than threefold the number found in all of 2013. That means more mosquito fogging, and more residents concerned about pesticide hazards.
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Monsanto's Herbicide Linked to Fatal Kidney Disease Epidemic: Could It Topple Monsanto? 10.7.2014 Truthout.com

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For years, scientists have been trying to unravel the mystery of a chronic kidney disease epidemic that has hit Central America, India and Sri Lanka. The disease occurs in poor peasant farmers who do hard physical work in hot climes. In each instance, the farmers have been exposed to herbicides and to heavy metals. The disease is known as CKDu, for Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown etiology. The "u" differentiates this illness from other chronic kidney diseases where the cause is known.

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How citizen scientists use the web to track the natural world 8.7.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

7 ways volunteers and scientists are working together online to compile environmental data.

How citizen scientists use the web to track the natural world
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Organic Consumers Association Calls on Hillary Clinton to Support Public and Environmental Health, Not Monsanto 8.7.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) today launched a MoveOn.org petition asking Hillary Clinton to reverse her position on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and become a supporter of the transition to sustainable, organic, regenerative agriculture.

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NRDC: EPA Should Ban Bee-Killing ‘Neonic’ Insecticides 7.7.2014 NRDC: News/Media Center Feed
WASHINGTON (July 7, 2014)—The government should move as quickly as possible to ban a major class of insecticides that scientists say is a primary cause of the massive decline of bees and other crucial pollinators, the Natural Resources Defense Council said today.
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