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|9/29/2016 - One of the biggest – but most easily debunked – lies we've been told about GM agriculture is that the technology is necessary to feed a steadily increasing world population.
Monsanto and other GM agriculture companies would like for us to believe that their methods increase crop yields...|
|8/22/2016 - My name is Robert, and I am a Cornell University undergraduate student. However, I'm not sure if I want to be one any more. Allow me to explain.
(Article by Robert Schooler, republished from Gmwatch.org)
Cornell, as an institution, appears to be complicit in a shocking amount of ecologically destructive,...|
|8/6/2016 - Back in May 2016, Earthjustice threatened to sue Hawaii's Department of Agriculture for allowing hazardous pesticides to flow into waterways on the island of Kaua'i. After having the water samples tested and confirming that the water is a toxic cocktail of various chemicals, the lawsuit has been filed.
|6/2/2016 - A new landmark study has refuted many of the claims of the genetically modified organism (GMO) industry, demonstrating that many of the promises of GMO agriculture remain unfulfilled decades later.
The study by the National Academy of Sciences concluded that GMO farming practices have created pesticide-resistant...|
|5/23/2016 - A regulatory loophole ushered in an era of toxic pesticides that has destroyed nearly half of all bees and their colonies over the past few years. Thanks to a deeply flawed system in the U.S., with no accountability in sight, the most wealthy corporations in the world are systematically destroying the...|
|5/14/2016 - When it comes to non-GMO foods, governments, food giants and Big Agri seem to have excuse after excuse lined up to protect the development of GMO at the expense of the growth of the non-GMO and organic sectors. There has long been a myth around the fact that GMO labels increase the price of food, but...|
|5/14/2016 - Nestle SA, the world's largest food corporation, has a business model that thrives on the worldwide propagation of processed food. And even though the multinational giant has acquired several smaller companies in recent years that some say cater to the organic community, Nestle's Chairman of the Board...|
|4/10/2016 - Over the last 20 years, the agricultural industry has slowly and inconspicuously introduced genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to the world, dominating the market in just a few short years, while the majority of the public stays mostly uniformed.
Following Paul Berg's 1971 gene-splicing experiment,...|
|3/16/2016 - It's as if populations of people are being put into fishbowls, confined to an idea of glass walls that forces the people to be like helpless goldfish, looking up for their food, accepting whatever is tossed in. Corporate hands operating in a global economy feed the fish, the people, spraying them with...|
|10/15/2015 - European nations are leading the world in rejecting genetically modified organisms in food and crops, with two more countries recently joining the list: Italy and Austria.
As reported by Nation of Change, Italian ministries have opted to utilize the newly created European Union rules that permit...|
|9/29/2015 3:27:29 PM - Is it possible that the conflict in Ukraine is really just a front for a Monsanto land grab? Before Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was forcibly removed from office, he had repeatedly rejected agreements and loan packages from international financial institutions such as the World Bank and the...|
|8/28/2015 - When you shop for produce and see that higher price placed on the organic varieties, chances are you think there probably isn't that much difference between the two. Surely conventional agriculture doesn't waste chemicals. They only use them when they need to – when insects or fungus attacks the...|
|7/19/2015 - There has been a debate raging about GMOs for a long time now. On one side of the debate is the idea that genetic engineering is progress for humanity, and it is a natural extension of more traditional breeding techniques. The other side believes genetically modified foods are unsafe for human consumption...|
|7/10/2015 - Conventional farming has become a reckless institution that pays no heed to soil nutrition, soil microbes, wildflowers and the natural habitat of pollinators. Under today's conventional farming systems, insects and herbs are expendable. Farming now works against nature instead of working with it. The...|
|4/7/2015 - According to The Guardian, the United Kingdom's growing population is bound to face food shortages within the next generation. As self-sufficiency is surrendered away to the demands of corporate monoculture, the people not only lose touch with their food but become dependent on a select agricultural...|
Animal farming uses up an enormous amount of arable land, with 45% of the earth's total dry land covered, as it were, in livestock. Eating a plant based diet, or eating meat only occasionally, can help to reduce greenhouse emissions and save our water and forests.
We may think it doesn't matter...|
|2/26/2015 - When chemicals were first introduced in farming, everyone marveled at what they could do. Yields were dramatically increased. In the beginning, the soil was so healthy, any damage done by chemical fertilizers was imperceptible, and pests had yet to evolve resistance to the insecticides. Our technologies...|
|2/20/2015 - The failures of agricultural monocropping are on full display following the release of a new report suggesting that humanity may have reached or even exceeded "peak food" production -- that is, a crest in the overall growth rate of foods produced in some 21 staple categories including eggs, meat and...|
|1/16/2015 - Change We Can Believe In...
In 2007, then presidential candidate Barack Obama promised that if elected he would direct more money for organic agriculture. He also said,"If I am elected president of the United States, I will support legislation that will require the mandatory labeling of genetically...|
|1/14/2015 - As his career continues to free fall into total irrelevance, pop star "Bono" of the rock group U2 has announced his support for a U.S.-backed plan to rape and pillage Africa by stealing its land and agricultural systems and replacing them with corporate-owned GMOs (genetically-modified organisms) and...|
|1/13/2015 3:23:58 PM - If you intentionally burned wood in your fireplace without opening the flue or some windows, your entire house would quickly become engulfed in smoke with nowhere for it to escape. This is akin to the current situation with man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, which thanks to industrial...|
|12/3/2014 - The rush is on to efficiently feed growing populations around the world, and agriculture is currently undergoing drastic changes and shifts across the globe. For some, agricultural production is already collapsing, as crops continuously fail to ward off diseases and keep pests at bay. As the struggle...|
|10/13/2014 12:57:23 PM - The relationship between plants and man has grown distant in the modern era of chemical treatments. Instead of observing, listening and understanding the language of his crops, man has instead resorted to spraying them with pesticides, suppressing plant immune systems. Spraying plants with chemicals...|
|8/4/2014 - In case you haven't heard, 500,000 people have been left without drinking water in the city of Toledo, Ohio, and store shelves there have been stripped bare of water.
"Residents of Toledo, its suburbs and small areas of southeastern Michigan began lining up for water Saturday after news of the contamination...|
|6/17/2014 - Food prices are now skyrocketing across the USA, says the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Their most recent report (1) reveals that prices of meat, poultry, fish and eggs leaped 7.7 percent over the last year. That's nearly 367% higher than the official 2.1% inflation rate claimed by the federal government....|
|6/12/2014 - Conventional commercial agricultural methods which involve poisoning of the soil, monocultural practices, repeated plowing of fields and removal of trees are being blamed for returning "Dust Bowl" conditions across much of the Midwest and Southwest.
As noted by The Economic Collapse Blog, early explorers...|
|5/20/2014 10:51:27 PM - Allowing full-spectrum hemp agriculture would be a boon for mankind and mother Earth. Hemp is one of the easiest plants to cultivate, requiring little or no fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. And beyond the growing awareness and use of marijuana's medical miracles, hemp plants offer a wide range...|
|5/13/2014 - The next time somebody tries to tell you that cow farts, cars or too many people are the impetus behind disastrous changes in the climatic norms of the planet, you may want to point them to a new analysis paper published in Yale University's Yale Environment 360 that unveils two of the actual causes...|
|1/23/2014 - The era of large-scale monoculture, with all of its toxic pesticides and untested genetically modified organisms (GMOs), could finally be coming to an end. Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) discovered recently that yield expansion rates for most major industrial food crops are...|
|10/24/2013 - The corporate food police are back at it again, trying to eliminate consumer access to farm-fresh fare, this time in South Dakota, where the state's agriculture department is pushing hard to pass burdensome new raw milk regulations. The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund reports that the South Dakota...|
|9/24/2013 - New monster varieties of weeds are taking over fields across the globe, as the use of ever greater amounts of pesticides to cultivate herbicide-resistant genetically modified crops has unleashed a monster.
Experts in weed management are sounding the alarm and looking for new ways to handle the problem...|
|9/3/2013 - Can you hear the jackboots marching in the distance? Some Pennsylvania farmers sure can, as they struggle to maintain their businesses and livelihoods in the face of relentless tyranny being waged against them by the state's Department of Agriculture. A recent newsletter alert explains that Chambersburg,...|
|8/12/2013 - Anyone who still supports the usurper-and-cheat Obama based on his agriculture "policies" has apparently not been paying any attention whatsoever to reality. Contradicting nearly every promise he made on the campaign trail with regards to reforming American agriculture and kicking out the special interests,...|
|12/12/2012 - A group of Canadian and French scientists have uncovered more evidence that prolific use of antibiotics in animal agriculture is contributing to the development of drug-resistant "superbugs," in a study published in Journal of Environmental Quality and funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
|10/16/2012 - Practically everything we have all been told about the supposed benefits of biotechnology is false, at least as far as its necessity and usefulness in agriculture is concerned. As it turns out, traditional methods of agriculture, which include things like seed saving, seed sharing, selective breeding,...|
|9/26/2012 - All around the world, the push to globalize the food supply by consolidating food production into large-scale, corporatized agricultural systems controlled by a select few is causing massive environmental destruction and immense poverty. And the only way to truly turn things around is to return to small-scale,...|
|7/15/2012 - While millions of Americans were busy celebrating freedom from tyranny during the recent Independence Day festivities, Monsanto was actively trying to thwart that freedom with new attacks on health freedom. It turns out that the most evil corporation in the world has quietly attached riders to both...|
|5/20/2012 - An Illinois beekeeper with more than a decade's worth of expertise about how to successfully raise organic, chemical-free bees is the latest victim of flagrant government tyranny. According to the Prairie Advocate, Terrence "Terry" Ingram of Apple River, Ill., owner of Apple Creek Apiaries, recently...|
|5/14/2012 - Biotechnology has made its way to "the happiest place on earth," with an exhibit at Walt Disney World's EPCOT (Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow) theme park now featuring genetically-modified (GM) fruits and vegetables, some of which are shaped like Mickey Mouse's head. According to several...|
|5/5/2012 - Monsanto and Cargill keep rolling on, leading a handful of other mega-corporations toward planetary food and farming control that ensures our demise. Meanwhile, important studies are ignored by our corrupt governments who are heavily influenced and infiltrated by those very same companies.
|11/29/2011 11:22:19 PM - As this movie's plot begins to unfold more and more, Hawaii's Attorney General appears to be pushing back into a corner more and more. I am confident that before long that corner will be so tight that they will have no where to go.
So, I received a reply to my last letter. It was dated November 15th....|
|5/19/2011 - The perpetuity of viable agriculture is dependent on a transformational shift in current agricultural practices, say researchers in a report recently published in the journal Science. Organic farming, grass-fed animal raising, and biodiverse growing methods are crucial for the long-term sustainability...|
|5/17/2011 - In a bold move that goes against the mainstream flow, European Union (EU) Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos recently denounced genetically-modified (GM) food crops, citing the fact that they fail to meet various "quality and diversity criteria" that consumers have come to expect, and their inherent...|
|3/18/2011 - Not more than a month or two passes by that people don't hear about an impending global food crisis. Many fear that a global food crisis is just around the corner, and that fear is not unfounded. In addition to a soaring world population and topsoil erosion, water sources are also dwindling, leading...|
|2/27/2011 - Modern agriculture is heavily reliant on the use of phosphorus, a mineral necessary for proper plant and crop growth. But conventional growing methods have all but depleted this natural mineral from certain areas of farmland, which has resulted in the widespread mining of phosphorus to replace it. This...|
|12/12/2010 - Urban market gardens are a great way for inner-city neighborhoods to unite around a common cause and improve the social fabric of their local community -- all while reaping a delicious harvest in the process. And a new study published in the Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education has...|
|10/28/2010 - If you don't live in Iowa, the name Francis Thicke may not mean much to you. But the candidate for Iowa's Secretary of Agriculture has a lot in store for reforming industrial agriculture in the "Food Capital of the World" if he's elected. And whatever happens in the Midwestern state's seemingly-localized...|
|1/26/2009 - Agriculture Secretary Nominee Tom Vilsack is a two-term Iowa governor (1999-2007) and a trial lawyer. He sailed through his confirmation hearing last week for the position of Agriculture Secretary, but he does not enjoy the same popularity with growers and consumers of organic foods. On the same day...|
|6/22/2006 - Big Sandy, MT (June 22, 2006) -- When Bob Quinn decided to research his family roots in Germany, little did he know he would find not only a cousin, but a kindred spirit. Today, Quinn, his cousin and another German partner can take pride with the fact that they initiated Montana's first and largest...|
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|6/21/2006 - During an audit conducted yesterday by the Agriculture Department's inspector general's office, reports emerged indicating the agency does not have an ample plan for detecting bird flu in poultry and wild birds.
As it stands, the Agriculture Department relies heavily on state agriculture department...|
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