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Monsanto Scandal Causes Reopening of US Investigation of GMO Wheat
Business  (tags: money, business, farming, Monsanto, gmo wheat, ethics, environment, health, food, ecosystems, environment, protection )

Nancy
- 270 days ago - nationofchange.org
The USDA revealed that genetically engineered wheat was discovered on a Montana farm after the trial period had run its course. This new GMO wheat scandal, with fingers pointed at Monsanto, is a "failed policy" that threatens farmers.
L.A. City Council Backs Union Contract for Fresno Farmworkers
Business  (tags: corporate, business, Gerawan, farming, LA City Council, union rights, money )

Nancy
- 253 days ago - latimes.com
The best moment of the day was seeing the workers' faces when council members unanimously passed a resolution urging Gerawan to refrain from violating the law and implement its workers' union contract.
Stop Christie's Scandalous Settlement With Oil Giant Exxon! PETITION!!
Business  (tags: pollution, destruction, ecosystems, environment, wildlife, water, nature, healthconditions, habitat, government, energy, republicans, news, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, society, safety, sadness, politics, rights, law, interesting, crime, culture, busin )

Robert
- 116 days ago - action.sumofus.org
Exxon donated nearly $2 million to a group that financed NJ Governor Chris Christie's election campaigns. Then, Christie decided to settle a $9 billion lawsuit against Exxon for $225 million -- just 3% of the damages it should pay.
Africa's Dividing Farmlands A Threat To Food Security
Business  (tags: farming, Africa, land division, land grabs, agriculture, investments, money )

Nancy
- 296 days ago - ipsnews.net
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
Say NO to GMO Apples!
Business  (tags: GMO Foods, GMO AGRICULTURE, healthcare, business, supply chains, McDonald's, farming, consumers, dishonesty, humans, purchasing )

Sabine
- 117 days ago - action.foe.org
Thanks to pressure from thousands of people like you, McDonald's and Gerber - two of the biggest purchasers of apples - have already confirmed that they have no plans to sell GMO apples. Their commitments will help keep this risky product off the market.
Pain From The Grain: Corn Belt Towns Languish As Prices Drop
Business  (tags: business, economy, farming )

Cal
- 107 days ago - npr.org
Across the country, a number of farmers are likely to take a big pay cut this year. Nationwide, the U.S. Department of Agriculture expects farmers will earn a third less than they did last year.
Meet The South Sudanese Farmers Who Want To Feed Their War-Torn Nation
Business  (tags: world, South Sudan, good news, farmers, farming, food, family, economy, society, Entrepreneurs, money, news, humans, government )

Carrie
- 32 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Pineapple farmer Marko Bagayowya has big plans. He wants to build a juice factory and sell South Sudan-made drinks. He wants to leave his four children an inheritance, something his own father was unable to do. And he wants to build a legacy for his ...
New Film Explores Loss of Seed Diversity ~ TEXT and VIDEO
Business  (tags: farming, seed diversity, food, world, Sustainable Development, corporate, money, society, ethics, news, humans, government, politics, abuse )

Carrie
- 120 days ago - modernfarmer.com
Open Sesame illuminates what is at stake when seeds are patented and controlled by large corporation, and the film features different approaches that enterprising farmers are using to preserve seeds and foster diversity.
Sign the Petition to Newmont Mining, Demanding That the Corporation Leave MáXima and Her Neighbours in Peace!
Business  (tags: Mining Industry, Gold mining, bad business, Habitat Destruction, farming families, farming, environment, pollution, Human Rights )

Sabine
- 99 days ago - action.sumofus.org
Máxima Acuña de Chaupe has been fighting for years to save her land and her community. Newmont Mining is determined to destroy both for a massive, open-pit gold mine - which would drain four mountain lakes in an arid farming region.
Smells Like Compromise
Business  (tags: farming, dairy farmers, New Mexico, business, 'Water Quality Control Commission', pollution, environment, news, ethics, politics, money, government )

Carrie
- 38 days ago - sfreporter.com
It took close to six years, but the dairy industry and a collection of environmental organizations have finally agreed on new regulations to detect and contain pollution from New Mexico's dairies.
New Experimental GE Wheat Contamination in Montana Puts Wheat Farmers at Risk
Business  (tags: farming, gm wheat, Monsanto and noncompliance, USDA, business, environment, family, health )

Nancy
- 271 days ago - centerforfoodsafety.org
USDA records reveal that Monsanto has conducted 279 field tests of herbicide-resistant wheat on over 4,000 acres in 17 states since 1994. Monsanto has received at least 35 notices of noncompliance from 2010 through 2013, more than any other company.
VIRAL ACTION NEEDED Enforce Charlemagne's Law and Free the Keeshonds From Marjorie's Kennel
Business  (tags: 100 worst puppy mills, gotten 60 out, dogs, animalwelfare, animalcruelty, abused, endangered, cruelty, suffering, protection, rescued, sadness, environment, death, crime, killed, killing, activists, americans, women, law, internet, dishonesty, corruption )

Kelly
- 349 days ago - change.org
For the last 8 months, a group of dedicated Keeshond Lovers has been working to free dogs from a puppy mill in Harpursville, NY. We have gotten 60 out but now the owner has gone back on her word and we need your help.
Want A Job After College? Study Agriculture
Business  (tags: Americans, jobs, education, agriculture, farming, business, economy, consumers, news, world, government, society, humans, interesting )

Carrie
- 37 days ago - modernfarmer.com
Graduates in many fields will have a hard time finding jobs even remotely related to what they studied in college. Not so with agricultural students. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released a report this month showing that agriculture may be one ...
Meet the Modern Farmers: Daniel Nguyen
Business  (tags: Americans, urban farming, New Orleans, natural disasters, Vietnamese community, environment, marketing, society, business, consumers, news, farming, humans, economy )

Carrie
- 236 days ago - modernfarmer.com
Daniel Nguyen moved from California to New Orleans to become a firefighter -- but he ended up becoming a lifeline for farmers. Nguyen, 25, and business partner Khai Nguyen, began their work as community organizers in reaction to two natural disasters.
 

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