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Super Weeds: Another Reason Why Organic Farming Is the Solution
Business  (tags: farming, humans, SustainableDevelopment, ethics, agriculture, weeds, pesticides, toxic, organic, safety )

- 2674 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 )

- 2704 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 )

- 2826 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 )

- 2924 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 )

- 3077 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 )

- 3136 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 )

- 3136 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 )

- 3165 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 )

- 3324 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 )

- 3514 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.
FDA: Contaminated Feed Could Affect Farms Nationwide
Business  (tags: contamination, diet, health, illness, risks, animal, birds, petfoodrecall, farming, farm animals, Farm Animals, agriculture, food, profit, consumer, china )

- 3820 days ago -
Contaminated feed found in 38 Indiana chicken farms; more farms likely affected o Feed contains recalled pet food with tainted wheat gluten o No human illnesses have been reported related to tainted poultry feed o Reports of 4,150 dog and cat deaths
Florida Farms For Fuel ~Hemp
Business  (tags: hemp, farmers, agriculture, business, empowerment, environment, farming, freedoms )

- 3833 days ago -
An Orlando-based company is trying to convince Florida farmers that their key to energy independence can be found in a plant. The Jatropha plant, native to Malaysia, has seeds the size of grapes...

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