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Robots Take the Wheel as Autonomous Farm Machines Hit Fields

May 16th, 2019

Via: Bloomberg: Robots are taking over farms faster than anyone saw coming. The first fully autonomous farm equipment is becoming commercially available, which means machines will be able to completely take over a multitude of tasks. Tractors will drive with no farmer in the cab, and specialized equipment will be able to spray, plant, plow […]

Monsanto ‘Compiled Dossier’ on Political Opponents

May 13th, 2019

Via: BBC: French officials are investigating after revelations that agro-chemicals firm Monsanto compiled a potentially illegal file on critics on chemicals and genetically modified crops. The document was made by a PR agency working for Monsanto, which makes the controversial weed killer glyphosate. Marketed as Roundup by Monsanto, the weed killer has come under fire […]

The Secret Tactics Monsanto Used to Protect Roundup, Its Star Product

April 29th, 2019

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Lettuce-Farming Robots Might Grow Your Next Salad

April 26th, 2019

Via: Bloomberg: Your next salad might include leafy greens grown by robots in California greenhouses. About 75 percent of the lettuce farmed in the U.S. comes from that state’s Central Coast and San Joaquin Valley. Cultivating it requires warm temperatures, not too much rain, and lots of time and labor. Startups such as Iron Ox, […]

High Fructose Corn Syrup May Fuel Colon Cancer

April 15th, 2019

Via: MedNews: It’s no secret that health experts and nutritionists have been wary of high fructose corn syrup for years. But now they have one more reason to advocate against it: a new study published in the journal Science says that the sugary substance boosts the growth of cancerous tumors in mice. The study, conducted […]

Second U.S. Jury Finds Bayer’s Roundup Caused Cancer

March 19th, 2019

Via: Reuters: A U.S. jury on Tuesday found Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused cancer, a blow to the company eight months after another jury issued a $289 million verdict over similar claims in a different case.

U.S. Regulators Clear Path for Genetically Modified Salmon

March 9th, 2019

Via: AP: U.S. regulators on Friday gave the green light to salmon genetically modified to grow about twice as fast as normal, but the company behind it may face legal challenges before the fish can be sold domestically. The Food and Drug Administration said it lifted an alert that had prevented AquaBounty from importing its […]

AI Taking Fast Food Orders

February 22nd, 2019

Via: San Francisco Chronicle: “The system takes a lot of friction out of interactions between customers and employees,” Carpenter said, noting that the AI was designed to sound like an amiable woman’s voice. “The AI never gets offended and it will just keep talking to you in a very calm and friendly voice.” There’s an […]

Dr Stephanie Seneff Presents Roundup, MMR and Autism A Toxic Connection

February 16th, 2019

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New Zealand: GoodFor Wholefoods Refillery

February 4th, 2019

Just a quick note for people in New Zealand who are looking for organic, not-from-China bulk foods. Check out: Depending on the items you’re after, the prices range from the best available in New Zealand to not so great, but the website mostly works and everything that the site said was in stock was […]

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