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Monsanto Merger Approved: What's Next?
Business  (tags: Big Agra, mergers, greed, agriculture, farming, crops, food )

Freya
- 69 days ago - panna.org
The Bayer-Monsanto merger was approved on the heels of the authorization of the Dow-DuPont and Syngenta-ChemChina mergers. As a result, just 3 corporations will control 59% of the seed market and 64% of the pesticide market - globally.
Why Farmers Oppose the Monsanto Mega-Merger
Business  (tags: Big Agra, farms, farming, agriculture, greed, mergers, monopolies )

Freya
- 101 days ago - panna.org
As the Department of Justice considers its final decision regarding the merger, the poll demonstrates serious concern from farmers and some details about why many believe more consolidation will be harmful.
These Foreign Workers Say They Were Told to Pick Blueberries Unless They Were on Their "Death Bed"
Business  (tags: agriculture, food, workers, abuse )

Freya
- 132 days ago - motherjones.com
A lawsuit alleges that a Washington berry giant used "a pattern of threats and intimidation" to manage its guest workers.
Ecuador Farmers Sue US Defense Contractor Dyncorp Over Toxic Fumigation
Business  (tags: Latin America, Ecuador, Colombia, Agriculture, Human rightsillness )

Judy
- 442 days ago - telesurtv.net
The company allegedly entered Ecuador illegally, spraying toxic glyphosate that caused serious damage to local crops and poisoned animals and residents.
Biodynamic Farming Is on the Rise -- and This Californian Farm Is Embracing It
Business  (tags: agriculture, Apricot Lane, biodynamic methods, Demeter USA, organics, sustainable business )

Judy
- 470 days ago - theguardian.com
"Biodynamic agriculture treats the farm like a living organism, self-contained and self-sustainable.... It's the way farmers have farmed for millennia, before the advent of industrial agriculture."
NAFTA Has Harmed Mexico a Lot More Than Any Wall Could Do
Business  (tags: NAFTA, the wall, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Mexico, jobs lost, USA, agriculture, millions displaced )

Sheryl
- 491 days ago - commondreams.org
With NAFTA 2 million net jobs have been lost in Mexican agriculture, with millions more displaced, as imported subsidized corn has wiped out small farmers. From 1994 to 2000, immigration to the U.S. from Mexico increased by 79 percent.
Stop the Monsanto-Bayer Merger!
Business  (tags: agriculture, Big Agra, Big Food, mergers, monopolies, corporations, petitions )

Freya
- 611 days ago - leftaction.com
There's a troubling trend of giant agriculture companies merging to completely dominate our food system. Now Monsanto and Bayer - two of the LARGEST corporations - plan to merge and take this dominance to a whole new level.
43 Million Gallons of Milk Have Been Dumped So Far This Year
Business  (tags: Agriculture, farming, food security )

Judy
- 612 days ago - treehugger.com
Americans cannot consume all the milk being produced, so much of it is going to waste.
Monsanto Merges With Bayer -- 'Their Expertise Is War'
Business  (tags: Vandana Shiva, Monsanto-Bayer merger, Mobay, biotech and GMO, agriculture, seeds, chemicals, WWI and WWII, agent orange )

Judy
- 637 days ago - globalresearch.ca
Vandana Shiva discusses these Companies' shared history, making explosives and lethally poisonous gases using shared technologies. They sold these to both sides in both World Wars. Now they can exert even greater control over world agriculture.
There's a Global Sugar Shortage and It's Even Bigger Than Expected | Business News | News | The Independent
Business  (tags: business, consumers, Drought, Asia, Sugar Production, El Nino, Agriculture, Weather Fluctuations, money, farming, environment )

Cat
- 817 days ago - independent.co.uk
Better stock up. There's a global sugar shortage and it's even bigger than we expected
This Meat Company Dumps More Pollution Into Waterways Each Year Than ExxonMobil
Business  (tags: Agriculture, Pollution, Water Pollution, Tyson Foods )

Judy
- 862 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Tyson shareholders have decided not to institute a new water policy that would have mandated the company keep better track of its water pollution, both inside and outside of its direct facilities.
How ISIS Runs Its Economy
Business  (tags: ISIS, caliphate, economy, businesses, agriculture, zakat, taxation, confiscation, oil, looting, sales of loot, informants, trade, salaries, Syria, Iraq, Turkey )

Judy
- 913 days ago - agenda.weforum.org
Even under jihadi rule, death and taxes remain the two great certainties of life. Some learn that the hard way.
TWENTY YEARS OF FAILURE
Business  (tags: gm crops, 20 yrs of failure, corporate, business, farming, agriculture, world, human rights, health )

Nancy
- 939 days ago - greenpeace.org
Why have GM crops failed to be the popular success the industry claims them to be? As the promises have expanded, so too has the evidence that GM crops are ill-adapted to the challenges facing global food and agriculture systems.
Food Fight 2015: Taking Down the Degenerators
Business  (tags: Climate, Solutions, People Power, Agroecology, Agriculture, GMO, Corporate Power )

Judy
- 1017 days ago - commondreams.org
"If governments won't solve the climate, hunger, health, and democracy crisis, then the people will... Regenerative agriculture provides answers to the soil crisis, the food crisis, the health crisis, the climate crisis and the crisis of democracy."
 

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