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DOW Agrosciences Waging War on Peasants

GLOBAL ATTEMPTS BY DOW AGROSCIENCES TO GAIN APPROVAL OF NEW GENETICALLY MODIFIED SOYBEAN VARIETIES RESISTANT TO THE HERBICIDE 2,4-D HAVE BECOME PARTICULARLY AGGRESSIVE IN RECENT MONTHS. SIMULTANEOUS APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN FILED IN SEVERAL OF THE COUNTRIES WHERE GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS (GE or TRANSGENIC CROPS or GMOs) WERE INTRODUCED IN THE 1990s. By GRAIN 5 June 2014 The push for approval of new transgenics is part of a broader strategy ...Read full article...

Hungry for land: Small Farmers Feed the world

Governments and international agencies frequently boast that small farmers control the largest share of the world’s agricultural land. When the director general of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization inaugurated 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming, he sang the praises of family farmers but didn’t once mention the need for land reform. Instead, he announced that family farms already manage most of the world’s farmland – ...Read full article...

Sowing the Seeds of Famine in Ethiopia

Monsanto and the Bio-Tech Conglomerates wreck peasant economy and endanger biodiversity. Based on research conducted in the 1990s, this article was first published by The Ecologist in September 2000. It was subsequently incorporated into the Second edition of The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order, Global Research, Montreal, 2003. The research focussed on how GMO seeds were used as of the mid-1990s to destabilize the agricultural cycle ...Read full article...

The Social Cost of GMOs

Ecological economists such as Herman Daly write that the more full the world becomes, the higher are the social or external costs of production. Social or external costs are costs of production that are not captured in the price of the products. For example, dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico that result from chemicals used in agriculture are not included as costs in agricultural production. The price of ...Read full article...

Mexico’s “National Crusade Against Hunger” is a ploy to impose GM Corn

In a previous report (“Red alert! GMO avalanche in Mexico”),1 we recounted the circumstances leading up to the imminent threat of the introduction of genetically engineered (GE) organisms (also known as GMOs, genetically modified organisms, or transgenics) into Mexico and several other Latin American countries. The whole continent is seeing a wave of measures, such as seed and intellectual property laws, designed to facilitate multinational control over agriculture. Unfortunately, ...Read full article...

Ethiopia’s Famine courtesy of GM seed Laundering

The “economic therapy” imposed under IMF-World Bank jurisdiction is in large part responsible for triggering famine and social devastation in Ethiopia and the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, wreaking the peasant economy and impoverishing millions of people. With the complicity of branches of the US government, it has also opened the door for the appropriation of traditional seeds and landraces by US biotech corporations, which behind the scenes have been ...Read full article...

Sustainable Urban Agriculture in Cuba

The agricultural revolution in Cuba has ignited the imaginations of people all over the world. Cuba’s model serves as a foundation for self-sufficiency, resistance to neocolonialist development projects, innovations in agroecology, alternatives to monoculture, and a more environmentally sustainable society. Instead of turning towards austerity measures and making concessions to large international powers during a severe economic downturn, Cubans reorganized food production and worked to gain food sovereignty as ...Read full article...

Gene-swapping vaccines spawn lethal poultry virus

REUTERS | JULY 16, 2012 Three vaccines used to prevent respiratory disease in chickens have swapped genes, producing two lethal new strains that have killed tens of thousands of fowl across two states in Australia, scientists reported on Friday. The creation of the deadly new variant was only possible because the vaccines contained live viruses, even though they were weakened forms, said Joanne Devlin, lead author of the paper ...Read full article...

In Brazil, it is Monsanto vs 5,000,000

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | JUNE 4, 2012 Monsanto is one of the most powerful corporations on the planet and one of a handful that heavily influences government policy when it comes to food production. This company is also one of a few that has proposed as their main goal to control perhaps the most important aspect of human existence, which is the food supply system. Together with Cargill, Monsanto ...Read full article...

United Nations Will Pursue a Global Green Government at Rio+20 Summit

By ALEX NEWMAN | THE NEW AMERICAN | APRIL 27, 2012 A recently released United Nations report outlines the global body’s plan to foist a centrally planned “green” world order on all of humanity, making every level of government subservient to its “sustainable development” agenda. The upcoming Rio+20 sustainability conference in Brazil — held two decades after the first “Earth Summit” adopted Agenda 21 — will be used to solidify ...Read full article...

The Shocking Reality About GMOs

by Dave Opiyo AllAfrica.com July 12, 2011 The spectre of people developing new and strange allergies, indigenous seeds losing their genetic codes and disappearing altogether, farmers making bumper harvests — or no harvests at all — is in the air. Two weeks ago on July 1, Kenya became the fourth African nation to permit imports of GMO crops, joining South Africa, Egypt and Burkina Faso. Supporters of the move ...Read full article...

Who is Behind Mexico’s Drug War?

Eurasia Review On Friday, two patrol cars were ambushed by armed gunman in downtown Ciudad Juarez. In the ensuing firefight, seven policemen were killed as well as a 17-year old boy who was caught in the crossfire. All of the assailants escaped uninjured fleeing the crime-scene in three SUVs. The bold attack was executed in broad daylight in one of the busiest areas of the city. According to the ...Read full article...