Monsanto’s code of silence August 24, 2015
Monsanto’s Code of Silence
by Colin Todhunter
In his book Altered Genes, Twisted Truth, US public interest attorney Steven Druker exposed the fraudulent practices and deceptions that led to the commercialisation of GM food and crops in the US. Not long after the book’s release, he wrote an open letter to the Royal Society in Britain ...
TPP would reduce dairy volatility August 24, 2015
TPP deal to free up world dairy trade would reduce volatility
DairyNZ chairman John Luxton writes that major TPP players are holding their dairy consumers to ransom
The news that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal has not been agreed because of differences over autos, dairy and intellectual property is no ...
Urban agriculture is proliferating August 24, 2015
Taking the Long View with Gord Stewart
Seems strange to be writing a column about gardening in the “depths” of winter, but that’s the whole point really. Except for the occasional cold blast, much of the country is blessed with weather that allows for year-round gardening.
No need to bring in ...
How Monsanto Wrote and Broke Laws to Enter India August 2, 2015
Dr. Vandana Shiva
Originally published on VandanaShiva.com.
Decades before there was a “debate” over GMOs and Monsanto’s PR and law firms became the busiest of bees, India was introduced to this corrupting, corporate giant that had no respect for the laws of the land. When this massive company did speak of laws, these ...
Neil Young Skewers Monsanto August 2, 2015 Neil Young Skewers Monsanto on His Latest Album
The food giant hits all the wrong notes to the legendary rocker.
By Jim Hightower / OtherWords
July 22, 2015
The Canadian rocker and master storyteller Neil Young says: “Music is a universal language.”
Yes, and when created by a people’s champion like him, music can bring ...
MPI – Ludicrous decision to ignore popular petition August 2, 2015 MPI – Ludicrous decision to ignore popular petition in face of global market demand for safer food.
By Jodie Bruning
A petition was quietly shelved by MPI. Mainstream media ignored it, so farmers don’t know. Yet the petition for zero pesticides in baby food raises international food safety issues that must be ...
Working Class War Fodder July 29, 2015 Working Class War Fodder
by Colin Todhunter
Who in their right mind would be prepared to fight and die for Shell, Chevron or Coca Cola? Who with half a brain would choose to put their life on the line for Goldman Sachs, Bank of America or General Electric? Any volunteers? I’m guessing ...
Forcing More Drug Ill-Effects on Billions of People July 29, 2015
How to Force More Drug Ill-Effects on Billions of People and Make Tons of Money
National Health Federation President, Scott Tips, argues against rBGH at the Codex Alimentarius Commission in Geneva.
Most people would not think of Geneva, Switzerland as an uncomfortably hot city. But each and every time I’ve been here, ...
Taking A Big Bite Out Of The Earth July 29, 2015
HortNZ Hears Consumers Are ‘Taking A Big Bite Out Of The Earth’
5 days ago
Every meal we eat costs the planet 10 kgs of soil, 800 litres of fresh water and 1.3 litres of diesel fuel.
“That’s what it takes to feed the typical person for just one meal – and ...
Glyphosate is Killing Microbiomes July 29, 2015
The Microbiota Crisis: How the Herbicide Glyphosate is Killing Microbiomes
by Martin Michener, PhD
Health Impact News
Healthy Gut Flora: Key to Health
Americans are beginning to realize that our gut flora is extremely important to our health, both daily and for the long term. But most folks have little idea about how to ensure ...
Proposal to allow GM trees July 29, 2015
The National Govt is planning to over-ride current district council rules forbidding Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) or Genetic Engineering (GE) being brought into Northland.
It intends via the Ministry for Primary Industries to change forestry regulations to allow GE trees anywhere in NZ and over-ride NZ councils precautionary and prohibitive GE ...
Conflict of interest for new EPA head July 29, 2015
** Conflict of interest for new EPA head
The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency has been an open advocate of genetic engineering, and therefore has a conflict of interest when it comes to looking after the environment, says the Soil & Health Association.
Dr Allan Freeth starts his role as ...
Organic farming has the best credentials July 21, 2015
Organic farming has the best credentials for an adequate sustainable food supply
Strong annual growth in consumer demand for organic products
Lecture given on February 12, 2015 at CREA Amsterdam for students of the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam at the invitation of student association Kairos.
by Bertus Buizer
A frequently asked ...
Nourishing campaign for stressful season July 21, 2015 DWN and SealesWinslow deliver nourishing campaign for stressful season
Dairy Women’s Network members who have attended the SealesWinslow calf nutrition workshops over the past three months have walked away with a little added extra this year.
The organisations partnered with celebrity chef Michael Van de Elzen to create the ‘Nourish’ campaign to ...
Chinese Dairy Industry Under Shock July 17, 2015
2015 was the first time a 42-year-old dairy farmer from Shandong was forced to throw out his milk. “I dumped more than 200 kilograms of milk. It left tears in my eyes,” the farmer said, asking not to be named.
Dumping milk and slaughtering milk cows have become common practices in ...
Reclaiming choice??? July 7, 2015
Will Federated Farmers new “Reclaiming choice” lobby groups look at pressuring to change the National Environmental Standards to allow GE into NZ overriding Council precautions?
From: Claire Bleakley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Federated Farmers chair is asking for the GE debate to be science based. Mounting research in the last few years has indicated that ...
The Conundrum of Agriculture Innovation July 7, 2015
The Conundrum of Agriculture Innovation. Part I
Jul 3, 2015
CEO at Hungry Planet Farms
Conundrum. noun, co·nun·drum \kə-ˈnən-drəm\.
An intricate and difficult problem.
A riddle whose answer is or involves a pun.
The history of agriculture in a single statement.
Okay, I added the last definition above. But I could probably make a case why Webster’s dictionary should ...
Is this the world’s most dangerous drink? July 7, 2015 Is this the world’s most dangerous drink?
By David Derbyshire
David Derbyshire is an award winning freelance environment, science and countryside writer who writes for national UK newspapers and magazines.
Once you’ve sampled a glass of raw milk freshly expressed from a cow, the pasteurised pinta delivered to your doorstep seems a pale ...
US Women in Ag July 1, 2015
Posted by Rachael Dubinsky, Office of Communications, on June 30, 2015 at 4:30 PM
Casey Cox, Executive Director of the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District, in front of trees.
As part of our ongoing #womeninag series, we are highlighting a different leading woman in agriculture each month. This month, we ...