29 Aug '11, 11pm

U.S. Pressures Countries to Adopt GMO | Care2 Causes

U.S. Pressures Countries to Adopt GMO | Care2 Causes

The golden rice that was supposed to cure Vitamin A deficiencies and save a million children a year turns out to be something less than a miracle. On August 23rd, Dr. Michael Hansen told legislators at the House of Representatives a child would have to eat 10 kilograms of it every day to reach the minimum daily requirement. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation promotes it for developing countries. In 2009, South African farmers suffered huge losses when Monsanto’s GM seeds failed to produce. Mexico refused to allow GM maize for years, but in March 2011 the government inserted a wedge into its resistance by approving a Monsanto pilot project. In early June 2011, Kenya approved importing of genetically modified maze, in spite of the protests of Kenyan farmers . The litany goes on. An increasing body of research shows genetically modified crops to be the wrong answer to the qu...

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Top 15 Causes of Death | Care2 Healthy Living

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care2.com 30 Aug '11, 1am

It’s sobering to see what’s going on across the board with our health. Many might assume that heart disease and cancer hov...

Do Your Kids Know Who Makes Disney Toys? | Care2 Causes

Do Your Kids Know Who Makes Disney Toys? | Care...

care2.com 28 Aug '11, 4am

A Chinese factory that makes Disney’s best-selling Cars toys, as well as toys for Walmart and Mattel, uses child labor and...

BREAKING: Al Qaeda's #2 Killed in Pakistan | Care2 Causes

BREAKING: Al Qaeda's #2 Killed in Pakistan | Ca...

care2.com 27 Aug '11, 6pm

Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, Al Qaeda’s weapons chief, has been killed in Pakistan, according to a report from a senior US offici...

Monsanto fail: GMO crops are losing their pest ...

grist.org 29 Aug '11, 4pm

Monsanto crops bred to thwart western corn rootworms, which love eating corn roots, are no longer are doing their job . Th...

Monsanto fail: GMO crops are losing their pest ...

grist.org 29 Aug '11, 3pm

Monsanto crops bred to thwart western corn rootworms, which love eating corn roots, are no longer are doing their job . Th...

By 2030, Half of Americans Will Be Obese | Care2 Causes

By 2030, Half of Americans Will Be Obese | Care...

care2.com 27 Aug '11, 4am

Half of Americans will be obese in 2030 according to one of four recently published studies about obesity in the medical j...

Everything You Need to Know About Hurricane Irene | Care2 Causes

Everything You Need to Know About Hurricane Ire...

care2.com 26 Aug '11, 10pm

As the massive storm heads towards the Eastern Seaboard of the US, Care2 is wishing all of you east coasters a safe weeken...

National Dog Day | Care2 Causes

National Dog Day | Care2 Causes

care2.com 27 Aug '11, 2am

Since 2004, August 26 has been National Dog Day . Colleen Paige, Pet Lifestyle Expert, author and animal behaviorist was i...