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21 Projects Helping Vets Through Food and Agriculture
Business  (tags: veterans, foodtank, farming, agriculture, homeless vets, family, world, war, humanrights, investments, business )

- 715 days ago -
In the United States alone, there are 19.6 million veterans. According to the Independent Voter Network, approximately 3.6 million veterans have a service-related disability, 7.6 percent of veterans are unemployed, and veterans make up 13 percent of the-
Acquisition of Africa's SeedCo By Monsanto, Groupe Limagrain: Neo-Colonial Occupation of Africa's Seed Systems
Business  (tags: Monsanto, seed companies, Limagrain, Africa, Sustainable Development, threatened, agriculture, business, environment )

- 748 days ago -
The encroachment of the international seed industry, which focuses almost exclusively on genetically uniform varieties, takes us further away from a vision of local crop R&D and closer to neo-colonialism of Africa's food systems.
Coca-Cola Is Not the Solution to Hunger in Africa
Business  (tags: business, dishonesty, corporate, corruption, greed, agriculture, world, politics, society, investors, finance, government, ethics )

- 764 days ago -
Backed by £600 million of British aid under the guise of 'food security' and 'nutrition', a vast give-away of Africa's land is under way that will condemn small farmers to landlessness and povert
Africa's Dividing Farmlands A Threat To Food Security
Business  (tags: farming, Africa, land division, land grabs, agriculture, investments, money )

- 776 days ago -
Smallholder farmers across Africa account for at least 75 percent of agricultural outputs, according to FAO."They [smallholder farmers in Botswana] have less than eight percent percent of the agricultural land and they still account for nearly 100 percent
Stop Suicide Seeds in Brazil ACTION
Business  (tags: Brazil, terminator, suicide seeds, farming, GM, GURTS, agriculture, sustainable, corporate, corruption )

- 950 days ago -
Terminator has not yet been commercialized in the United States, but Brazil's recent moves aim to undermine farmers' right to save seed while streamlining the corporate takeover of the Brazilian countryside. For further information visit the ETC Group's-
Berlin International Green Week 2014
Business  (tags: International Green Week Berkin, food, agriculture, horticulture, fair, exhibition, consumers )

- 1012 days ago -
The International Green Week (IGW) is a one-of-a-kind international exhibition for the food, agricultural and horticultural industries. Established in 1926 it has a long track record of success and offers a wide range of products.
How Farmers Are Ripping Off American Taxpayers
Business  (tags: The Great Depression, Insurance, Congress, government spending, Agriculture, Sustainability News, Business News, Politics News )

- 1142 days ago -
Federal crop insurance was a really good idea during the 1930s Dust Bowl, but now, "the program's become "a 21st-century crutch enabling affluent growers and financial institutions to thrive at taxpayer expense":
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 )

- 1246 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 )

- 1374 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 )

- 1382 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 )

- 1407 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 )

- 1645 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 )

- 1869 days ago -
A combination of free trade and volatile food speculation is squeezing small-scale Mexican maize farmers and allowing agribusiness to dominate

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