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Is the Government Helping Speculators Manipulate Grain Futures?
Business  (tags: Trading, Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Franklin Roosevelt, Chicago, Stock Market, Food, Editor's Picks, Business News, Politics News )

- 638 days ago -
How sophisticated traders exploit an obscure USDA rule change to get rich, fleece farmers, and drive up food prices
Green Week in Full Swing in Berlin
Business  (tags: Berlin, International green week, agriculture, SustainableDevelopment, food, gardening )

- 766 days ago -
The world's biggest agricultural fair has kicked off in Berlin. With live animals and exotic food, it is set to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors. But Germany's food industry may not be as green as it seems.
Stop the Pipeline of New GE Seeds! ACTION
Business  (tags: food, family, health, USDA, prevention, agriculture, big ag, synthetics, organic, hunger, science, ge seeds, chemicals, gmos )

- 774 days ago -
A suite of "next generation" GE seeds is heading for USDA approval, with the first application sitting on Agriculture Secretary Vilsack's desk right now.
Curbing Tanznia's "Land Grabbing Race"
Business  (tags: africa, land grab, agriculture, investors, Tanzania, restriction, food security, money, government )

- 799 days ago -
From January 2013, Tanzania will start restricting the size of land that single large-scale foreign and local investors can "lease" for agricultural use.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Don't Let Big Ag Companies Like Monsanto Dominate the Farming Industry
Business  (tags: corporate, business, Monsanto, agriculture, anti-trust laws, Monsanto, politics, money, government, economy, americans, society, usa, news )

- 1037 days ago -
Help To break apart the monopolies in the United States food production industry that limit food diversity and competition. We must urge the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to further enforce the laws that are already enacted and n
Mexico's Corn Heritage Eroded By Free-Trade and Food Speculation
Business  (tags: world, society, Big Agribusiness, agriculture, Mexico, news, politics, dishonesty, business, economy, government, money )

- 1261 days ago -
A combination of free trade and volatile food speculation is squeezing small-scale Mexican maize farmers and allowing agribusiness to dominate
Business  (tags: agriculture, business, farming, environmentally friendly )

- 1389 days ago -
The march toward a zero-waste society takes another step forward. Might modern US farms be realizing the importance of minimizing waste and working towards a cleaner,healthier future world for the environment and people.
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 )

- 1526 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 )

- 1596 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 )

- 1618 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 )

- 1632 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 )

- 1638 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 )

- 1710 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 )

- 1740 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 )

- 1862 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.

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