Whose Grain Is Being Shipped From Ukraine?

Thursday, 18 August 2022 — New Eastern Outlook

Author: F. William Engdahl

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A great humanitarian uproar in recent weeks demanding the safe shipping of Ukrainian grain to ease a hunger crisis in Africa and elsewhere is deceptive on many levels. Not the least is who owns the land on which the grain is grown and whether that grain is actually illegal GMO patented corn and other grains. A corrupt Zelenskyy regime has quietly made deals with the major GMO agribusiness companies in the West who have been stealthily taking control of some of the world’s most productive “black earth” farmland.

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Glyphosate, GMOs and Pesticides – Weekly Global News Bulletin 26 August 2022

Friday, 26 August 2022 — Sustainable Pulse

Florida University Study Shows Glyphosate Causes Convulsions in Animals

A recent report by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found more than 80 percent of urine samples from children and adults in the U.S. contained the herbicide glyphosate. A study by Florida Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University takes this research one step further and is the first to link the use of […]

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FDA Finds Majority of Foods in America Contain Pesticide Residues

Over half of all food samples tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) contain the residues of at least one pesticide, and one in ten samples have levels that violate legal limits established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Beyond Pesticides reported Monday. Source: Beyond Pesticides These findings, published by the FDA […]

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‘No Farms, No Food:’ Dutch farmers confront billionaire ‘green’ elite’s food system reset plan

Friday, 19 August 2022 — The Grayzone

Dutch farmers’ protests offer a preview of the resistance to come as transnational “green” billionaires advance a “reset” of the global food system. The elite agenda threatens to deepen an international cost of living crisis and spark unrest well beyond The Netherlands.

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Glyphosate, GMOs and Pesticides – Weekly Global News Bulletin 19 August 2022

Friday, 19 August 2022 — Sustainable Pulse

FDA Finds Majority of Foods in America Contain Pesticide Residues

Over half of all food samples tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) contain the residues of at least one pesticide, and one in ten samples have levels that violate legal limits established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Beyond Pesticides reported Monday. Source: Beyond Pesticides These findings, published by the FDA […] Read more
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Glyphosate, GMOs and Pesticides – Weekly Global News Bulletin 28 July 2022

Thursday, 28 July 2022 — Sustainable Pulse

Glyphosate & Roundup: Poison In Our Daily Bread – Fork the System Podcast

It’s not surprising that glyphosate, the so-called active ingredient in Bayer-Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, is found in foods made with glyphosate-tolerant GMO crops like corn, soy and canola. But why is glyphosate herbicide showing up in non-GMO and organic foods too? In the first episode of Fork the System, GMO/Toxin Free USA staffer Nomi Carmona hosts […]

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The Future of Food? Genetic Engineering, Value Capture and Dependency

Wednesday, 20 July 2022 — CounterCurrents

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The following is an abridged version of the second chapter of the author’s short (free-to-read) e-book Food, Dispossession and Dependency (2022) 

GM crops are required to feed the world is a well-worn industry slogan trotted out at every available opportunity. Just like the claim of GM crops being a tremendous success, this too is based on a myth.

There is no global shortage of food. Even under any plausible future population scenario, there will be no shortage as evidenced by scientist Dr Jonathan Latham in his paper “The Myth of a Food Crisis” (2020).

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Dystopian Farm: the UK dairy industry & its technofixes

Thursday, 16 June 2022 — Corporate Watch

As the bill on gene-edited food goes through parliament, Corporate Watch takes a look at the dystopian technologies in the UK dairy industry and on the horizon.

In a new report, we explore the changing context – from the decline in milk consumption and the impact of Brexit, to the rise of the megadairies.

And we examine the technofixes being sold in the perpetual quest for productivity and profit, with mini-profiles on leading companies in each area. These include robotised milking systems, gene editing, ‘robot ready’ cows, low-emission cows, shock collars, and more.

Plus info on alternatives to the Dystopian Farm, and paths for resistance.

Find out more here: https://corporatewatch.org/dystopian-farm-the-uk-dairy-industry-its-technofixes/

If you don’t have time to read the full article, why not check out our interactive infographic here: https://corporatewatch.org/D3/Cow

Ukraine: War Within the War: The Fight Over Land and Genetically Engineered Agriculture

Tuesday, 31 May 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Mitchel Cohen

[Source: orientalreview.org]

Soon we shall be covered by wheat.
Did you say, wheat?
Wheat, wheat. – from Woody Allen’s ‘Love and Death’[1]

Ten months before Russian troops poured into Ukraine, that country’s President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a bill into law authorizing the private sale of farmland, reversing a moratorium that had been in place since 2001.

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Decriminalized Marijuana Reinvents Racism and Poisoning

Saturday, 14 May 2022 — The New Dark Age

by Don Fitz and Susan Armstrong

The change in marijuana laws across the US raises issues far beyond, “Hey, dude, we can blow a joint now without getting busted.” The racism that permeated the age of criminalization now lurks throughout the phase of decriminalization. The burgeoning business of growing pot raises the specter of corporate agriculture with its threats to human health and natural ecosystems. Are there ways to enjoy weed while challenging racism and corporate domination over the environment?
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Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 10 February 2022

Thursday, 10 February 2022 — Sustainable Pulse

Editors’ picks

GMO Wheat in Argentina Suffers from Low Yields

Developments in Argentina regarding genetically modified (GM) wheat show that however determined governments are to boost GMOs in agriculture, the inherent weaknesses of the technology undermine their efforts. Although the Argentine government approved it for planting and the Brazilian government gave the nod for its import, the GM wheat is giving poor yields, around two-thirds […]

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Uneven Earth’s January 2022 Readings

Saturday, 5 February 2022 — Uneven Earth

January readings

On animal rights, green gaslighting, and climate reparations

Once a month, we put together a list of stories we’ve been reading: news you might’ve missed or crucial conversations going on around the web. We focus on environmental justice, radical municipalism, new politics, political theory, and resources for action and education.

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Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 27 January 2022

Thursday, 27 January 2022 — Sustainable Pulse

Editors’ picks

Colombia Constitutional Court Suspends Re-Start of Glyphosate Aerial Fumigation Program

Rights groups and politicians in Colombia have welcomed a decision by the country’s Constitutional Court, which ruled this week that the government failed to consult local communities over its plan to restart aerial fumigation of coca crops, Al Jazeera reported. In a decision last Wednesday, the court said the government of President Ivan Duque could not […] The post Colombia Constitutional Court Suspends Re-Start of Glyphosate Aerial Fumigation Program appeared on Sustainable Pulse.

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Bathed in Pesticides: The Narrative of Deception

Wednesday, 26 January 2022 — Global Research

The volume of pesticide use and exposure is occurring on a scale that is without precedent and world-historical in nature. Agrichemicals are now pervasive as they cycle through bodies and environments. The herbicide glyphosate has been a major factor in driving this increase in use.

These statements appear in a 2021 paper ‘Growing Agrichemical Ubiquity: New Questions for Environments and Health’ (Community of Excellence in Global Health Equity).

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Europe and the UK’s vast shipments of banned, bee-killing ‘neonics’

Tuesday, 25 January 2022 — True Publica

Europe and the UK’s vast shipments of banned, bee-killing ‘neonics’

By Crispin Dowler: 10 minute read: The European Union and the UK are shipping thousands of tonnes of ‘neonicotinoid’ pesticides (neonics) to poorer countries, years after banning the chemicals from their own farms to protect bees, a new Unearthed and Public Eye investigation has found.

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World’s farms at a breaking point

Friday, 21 January 2022 — — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

Global Food in Crisis

UN Report: 34% of agricultural land is degraded, water is overdrawn

by Dana Nuccitelli

Almost 10% of the 8 billion people on earth are already undernourished with 3 billion lacking healthy diets, and the land and water resources farmers rely on stressed to “a breaking point.” And by 2050 there will be 2 billion more mouths to feed, warns a new report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
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Against Enclosure – The Commoners Fight Back

Saturday, 15 January 2022 — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

CAPITAL VERSUS COMMONS, 5

Three centuries of mass resistance to privatization and dispossession


Articles in this series:

  1. Commons and classes before capitalism
  2. ‘Systematic theft of communal property’
  3. Against Enclosure: The Commonwealth Men
  4. Dispossessed: Origins of the Working Class
  5. Against Enclosure: The Commoners Fight Back

 by Ian Angus

In 1542, Henry VIII gave his friend and privy councilor Sir William Herbert a gift: the buildings and lands of a dissolved monastery, Wilton Abbey near Salisbury. Herbert didn’t need farmland, so he had the buildings torn down, expelled the monastery’s tenants, and physically destroyed an entire village. In their place he built a large mansion, and fenced off the surrounding lands as a private park for hunting.

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Living in Epoch-Defining Times: Food, Agriculture and the New World Order

Thursday, 6 January 2022 — Global Research

Farmerless farms manned by driverless machines, monitored by drones and doused with chemicals to produce commodity crops from patented genetically engineered seeds for industrial ‘biomatter’ to be processed and constituted into something resembling food. Data platforms, private equity firms, e-commerce giants and AI-controlled farming systems.

Bill Gates and the Uncertain Future of Food Security

30 October 2021 — Off Guardian

Dustin Broadbery

As we approach a winter of discontent and Global food systems go from bad to worse, there’s trouble in paradise.

At the root of these problems, Government responses to COVID-19 have contributed to a six-fold increase in famine-like conditions as global supply chains collapse, and field trials for gene-edited crops and farm animals begin in the UK.

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UK Action Alert: Ask your MP to ensure your voice is heard

14 October 2021 — GMWatch

The vast majority of 6,440 submissions to the consultation on gene editing deregulation said NO to the proposals – but Defra is going ahead regardless

Environment Secretary George Eustice plans to ignore the results of his own public consultation and push on with proposals to dismantle GM safeguards, warns GM Freeze. Please ask your MP to tell him it’s time to start listening.

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Food Sovereignty: A Manifesto for the Future of Our Planet

13 October 2021 — Internationalist 360°

“Our historic task is to ensure that no human being goes hungry”

Food Sovereignty is a philosophy of life.

It offers a vision for our collective future, and defines the principles around which we organize our daily living and co-exist with Mother Earth. It is a celebration of life and all the diversity around us. It embraces every element of our cosmos; the sky above our heads, the land beneath our feet, the air we breathe, the forests, the mountains, valleys, farms, oceans, rivers and ponds. It recognizes and protects the inter-dependency between eight million species that share this home with us.

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