Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 20 July 2020

20 July 2020 — Sustainable Pulse

Editors’ picks

Pesticides Increase Transmission of Debilitating Snail Fever Affecting Hundreds of Millions of People

Widespread use of pesticides, including the world’s most used herbicide, glyphosate, can speed the transmission of the debilitating disease schistosomiasis (snail fever), while also upsetting the ecological balances in aquatic environments that prevent infections, a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley has found. Source:

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The Fed genie and the bankers’ cave

20 July 2020 — theplanningmotivedotcom

This article looks at two current economic phenomena, how retail sales always out-perform and how investment banks in the USA always make profit come rain or shine.

A quick re-examination of US unemployment data, which is an embarrassment. According to the Bureau of Labour Statistics, there were 151.1 million in work in February plus 1.7 million (Labour Department data) insured workers claiming continuing unemployment benefits making a total of 152.8 million workers. In June, the number in work according to the BLS was 138.5 million and the number claiming benefits according to the LD was 17.3 million making a grand total of 155.8 million. An increase of 3 million. Now either the number in work has been overstated by 3 million or the number of claimants have.


Ecosocialist Bookshelf: Mid-July, 2020

19 July 2020 — Climate & Capitalism

Reading matters

Six new books … Greta Thunberg’s story; Fighting corporate food systems; Revolutionaries on climate; Food and revolution; A case for meat; Our carbon world

Ecosocialist Bookshelf is an occasional feature. We can’t review every book we receive, but we will list and link to any that seem relevant to Climate & Capitalism’s mission, along with brief descriptions. Books described here may be reviewed in future. Inclusion of a book does not imply endorsement, or that we agree with everything (or even anything!) these books say.

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US attorney general explains the real reason Washington is hostile to China

19 July 2020 — What’s Left

Stephen Gowans

In a major speech, US Attorney General William Barr dwelled at length on the threat Chinese-owned firms pose to corporate America’s domination of the global economy, but said little about Chinese policy on Xinjiang, Tibet, Hong Kong, and the South China Sea, the usual reasons Washington cites for its growing anti-Chinese animus. 

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The Call for “Social Distancing” Pursues Hidden Goals

20 July 2020 — Global Research

Citizens worldwide are still being urged to avoid direct contact with other people in order to protect themselves from infection with the corona virus, even though this virus does not pose any particular danger and “social distancing” has not been proven to be an effective protection.

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