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Tell Monsanto: Stop Forcing Farmers Into Poverty!
World  (tags: world, farmers, petition to sign, suicide, monsanto )

Rose
- 1366 days ago - act.watchdog.net
Suicide rates among Indian farmers have skyrocketed thanks to Monsanto, whose viselike contracts have trapped thousands of farmers in cycles of debt and poverty
Farmers Fight Coca-Cola as India's Groundwater Dries Up
World  (tags: India, water, water use, agriculture, wells, Coca-cola, farmers, groundwater, aquifer depletion )

Judy
- 1467 days ago - bloomberg.com
Savitri Rai winces as she recounts how police beat her when she protested against groundwater extraction at a Coca-Cola Co. plant near her farm in India. A decade later, she said her water supplies keep dwindling.
Brazil Farmers Find GMO Corn Seeds No Longer Control Pests
World  (tags: world, brazil, gmos, health, farmers, humanrights )

Rose
- 1515 days ago - naturallysavvy.com
Reuters reports that genetically modified (GMO) corn seeds are no longer keeping pests at bay for Brazilian farmers.
'Land Reform in Reverse' - Land Grabs Are Increasing World Hunger
World  (tags: land grab, world hunger, farmers, agriculture, land, world, politics, society, government, ethics )

AWAY AWHI
- 1594 days ago - theecologist.org
Small farmers are losing out as the world's farmland is becoming concentrated in ever fewer hands - and food security is suffering as a consequence
Brazil Nuts Aren't Brazilian, Our Tea Isn't From China, and All the Hummus Is Made in Virginia
World  (tags: food production, news, interesting, top producer, top exporters, humans, farmers, ecological needs )

Carrie
- 1916 days ago - qz.com
A Brazil nut is not a nut. It might not be from Brazil, either. In fact, there are a lot of products in your cupboard that come from surprising places. In recent years, several second- and third-tier exporters have surpassed former centers of production.
Stand With Brazilian Farmers Occupying Land ACTION
World  (tags: humanrights, freedoms, corruption, ethics, violence, farmers, Brazil )

Nancy
- 2306 days ago - act.grassrootsonline.org
The small farmers and their families occupying underutilized land on the Serro Azul farm in Pernambuco have been facing grave threats and acts of violence. Since mid-April when the occupation began, small farmers have been shot upon and physically beaten
Organic Farmers to Monsanto: We Don't Want Your Seeds Anyway!
World  (tags: genetically-modified, GMOs, Monsanto, health, farmers, agriculture, interesting, ethics, corruption, humans )

Elena
- 2427 days ago - indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com
In a lawsuit against lawsuits, a coalition of organic farmers and farms are trying to curtail a giant agribusiness's practice of suing them for patent violations that the farmers claim are completely unintentional.
Yes! I Stand With Family Farmers Vs. Monsanto! ACTION
World  (tags: food, health, Monsanto, environment, gmo, farmers, legal action, ethics, world, corruption )

Nancy
- 2458 days ago - action.fooddemocracynow.org
In what can only be described to be another example of Agribusiness and Government interference in the lives of America's family farmers, if Monsanto's genetically modified (GMO) crops contaminate an organic or conventional farmer's fields and that farmer
Tell TIAA-CREF to Stop Investing in the Separation Wall ACTION
World  (tags: Palestine, Jerusalem, business, farmers, US )

Nancy
- 2555 days ago - org2.democracyinaction.org
Ask one of the largest financial services in the United States to divest from Elbit Systems Ltd., the company that profits by building the Separation Wall - the structure that separates Palestinian farmers from their land and water resources.
Every 30 Minutes Crushed By Debt Indian Farmers Commit Suicide
World  (tags: Suicide, India, Farmers, GMO's, Foreign Multinational Corporations, Global Market )

Sheryl
- 2618 days ago - democracynow.org
A quarter of a million Indian farmers have committed suicide in the last 16 years--an average of one suicide every 30 minutes. Reforms in the country included opening of Indian agriculture to the global market and GMO seeds.
Rising Onion Prices Bring Tear to Indian Eyes
World  (tags: Onions, India, Rising Prices, Delhi, Farmers, Crops )

Anna
- 2854 days ago - breakingnewsonline.net
Not many years ago, the BJP government in Delhi lost the elections because of rising onion prices. The party never managed to come back to power since then. The onion is back again to haunt the Congress government in Delhi.
Food Empires Creating Agricultural Crisis
World  (tags: agricultural crisis, food crisis, imperial food regime, Dutch professor, Jan-Douwe van der Ploeg, FAO, rural sociology, farmers, struggle, congromerates, Nestle, Cargill, Ahold, consumers, food empire, control )

Naoko
- 2918 days ago - ipsnews.net
Forget speculators, forget biofuel farmers. The real cause behind the permanent food and agricultural crisis is the imperial food regime, squeezing money money out of agriculture, a Dutch professor says.
One Sixth of Humanity Is Hungry - UN
World  (tags: hunger, relief, united nations, world hunger, farmers, solutions, small farmers, food, hungry, starvation )

Susty
- 3402 days ago - us.oneworld.net
World hunger is estimated to reach historic highs in 2009 with more than 1 million people going hungry every day -- but there are solutions, reports the UN food agency.
Growing Demand: 50,000 Watermelon Seedlings Planted a Day at NT Farm - Australia
World  (tags: australia, nt, northern territory, water melons, farmers, crops, queensland )

Chrissy
- 3486 days ago - abc.net.au
While melon growers in some parts of Queensland battle irrigation cutbacks and drought, Northern Territory melon growers are significantly increasing seed planting this month to take advantage of growing demand for the succulent fruit. Like many melon
Floods Better Than Drought: Farming Group - Queensland, Australia
World  (tags: australia, queensland, farmers, drought, floods, flooding, farming, natural disaster )

Chrissy
- 3527 days ago - brisbanetimes.com.au
Gulf of Carpentaria cattle farmers would prefer the floods than the severe drought that has parched the region for many years, a leading farming group has said. Thousands of cattle are expected to have died during the floods, which have cut-off roads and
 

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