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DRIVEN OUT: Embers of Discontent as African Farmers Lose Land to Foreign Investors
Business  (tags: dishonesty, corruption, government, world, AFrica, agriculture, society, investments, investing, finance, business, corporate, economy, politics, money, abuse, news, ethics )

- 1378 days ago -
Across Africa and the developing world, a new global land rush is gobbling up large expanses of arable land. Despite their ageless traditions, stunned villagers are discovering that African governments typically own their land and have been leasing it, of
What Monsanto's Fall From Grace Reveals About the GMO Seed Industry
Business  (tags: agriculture, biodiversity. business, food, GMO. pesticides, seeds )

- 1448 days ago -
As Monsanto execs scramble to win back their mojo with Wall Street investors, the rest of us would do well to remember that the surest path to a bountiful future lies in supporting biodiversity, not in handing away the globe's seed heritage.
Monsanto, Blackwater, and GM Crop Saboteurs
Business  (tags: Activism, Agriculture, Censorship, Disinformation, Environment, Europe, Food/Nutrition, GMO, mercenaries )

- 1470 days ago -
Monsanto, by hiring a mercenary army and former CIA field agents, is deadly serious about protecting its deadly products. This paints an even bleaker picture of the firm that brought us Agent Orange, PCBs, rBST, DDT, aspartame and, now, hit men.
Support Farm Workers This Labor Day
Business  (tags: Agriculture, migrant farm workers )

- 1484 days ago -
The shameful and dangerous working conditions for migrant farm workers.
7 Ways the Koch Bros. Benefit From Corporate Welfare
Business  (tags: Koch Brothers, Koch Industries, second largest corporation in U.S., libertarians, corporate welfare recipients, think tanks, institutes, foundations, media outlets, llobby groups, free markets, oil, petrochemicals, paper, agriculture )

- 1490 days ago -
Mainstream America is finally getting to know the billionaire brothers backing the libertarian movement, thanks to a pair of dueling profiles in New York and The New Yorker. How libertarian are they? The short answer...not very.
Super Weeds: Another Reason Why Organic Farming Is the Solution
Business  (tags: farming, humans, SustainableDevelopment, ethics, agriculture, weeds, pesticides, toxic, organic, safety )

- 1562 days ago -
Just as the overuse of antibiotics have created super-bugs, bacteria resistant to scores of antibiotics, super-weeds have emerged due to the overuse of herbicides.
Canadian Farmers Seed Saving in Jeopardy
Business  (tags: farmers, farming, agriculture, seeds, etchics, corruption, unfair, business, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, economy, humans, lies, law, labor, money )

- 1592 days ago -
Boehm went on to explain that CETA would give seed companies the power to seize crops, farm property, seeding and harvest equipment, and freeze farmers' assets. Seed companies would also have a veto power over independent seed cleaners. "If farmers can't
Grain Companies Exploit GM Flax Contamination to Stop Seed Saving
Business  (tags: agriculture, farming, farmers, seeds, GMOs, genetically midified, ethics, corruption, government, humans, lies, money, dishonesty, farms )

- 1714 days ago -
SASKATOON, SK--Grain company Viterra wants to force all farmers wishing to grow flax in 2010 to purchase certified seed. AViterra spokesman delivered that message in a presentation on January 11 at the Crop Production Show in Saskatoon.
Kucinich Secures Funding for Organic Farming Research- Victory!
Business  (tags: environment, farming, farms, GoodNews, Agriculture, organic, government )

- 1812 days ago -
"Organic foods and products should be able to, at a minimum, compete equally with foods and products made with pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and genetic manipulation," said Kucinich.
Sign Petition: Support AgJOBS To Help America's Farm Workers
Business  (tags: society, culture, rights, farm, workers, government, law, agjobs, poverty, wages, housing, healthcare, food, agriculture, stability, guestworker, business, economy, humans, rights )

- 1965 days ago -
There's a bipartisan immigration bill before Congress that could drastically improve the lives of these men and women who pick our country's food. It's called AgJOBS--The Agricultural Job Opportunities, Benefits and Security Act (S. 1038, Feinstein).
Why the Slow Food Movement Needs to Help Stop America's Slave Labor
Business  (tags: human rights, farm workers, slavery, fast food, Immokalee, Florida, agriculture, business, crime, government, abuse, humans, society, economy, corporate, consumers )

- 2024 days ago -
If you eat tomatoes, in America, between the months of December and May, chances are some were picked by slaves. Immokalee, Florida, is where 90 percent of the nation's winter tomatoes are grown. We need to be in solidarity with those who grow our food.
Sign Petition: End Sweatshops and Slavery in the Fields
Business  (tags: human rights, farm workers, slavery, fast food, Immokalee, Florida, agriculture, business, crime, government, abuse, humans, society, economy, corporate, consumers )

- 2024 days ago -
Burger King and other food industry leaders have not only refused to join Yum! Brands and McDonald's in working with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) to improve farm labor conditions, but have actually sought to reverse gains made by workers.
Dairy Cows Head for Slaughter as Milk Prices Sour
Business  (tags: animals, AnimalCruelty, slaughter, ethics, milk, agriculture, cattle, cows, dairy, slaughter )

- 2052 days ago -
Hundreds of thousands of America's dairy cows are being turned into hamburgers because milk prices have dropped so low that farmers can no longer afford to feed the animals.Dairy farmers say they have little choice but to sell part of their herds for slau
Almond Growers Sue USDA to Halt Mandatory Chemical Fumigation of Raw Almonds
Business  (tags: farming, farms, USDA, Almond, organic, agriculture )

- 2211 days ago -
After having their organic almond businesses devastated by the USDA's bizarre decision requiring mandatory chemical fumigation of almonds, the almond industry is fighting back. Fifteen American almond growers have filed a lawsuit against the USDA...
Ethanol Industry: Jobs Are Better Than Food? : Gas 2.0
Business  (tags: agriculture, alternative fuels, biofuels, corn, ethanol, farms, graineconomy, business )

- 2401 days ago -
The ethanol industry seems to be on the warpath against bad press (maybe that's just my impression), which it's been continuously mired in over increasing food prices, changing land-use patterns, and the questionable environmental benefits of ethanol.

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