Posts Tagged ‘Agriculture’

Mobilising Against the Corporate Hijack of Agriculture and the UN Food Systems Summit

The UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), including a ‘pre-summit’, will take place in September 2021 in New York. The Italian government is hosting the pre-summit in Rome from 26–28 July. The UNFSS claims it aims to deliver the latest evidence-based, scientific approaches from around the world, launch a set of fresh commitments through coalitions of […]

Paraquat: A dangerous chemical still used in the fields of agriculture

In the U.S., increased commercialized farming has simplified ecosystems and embraced monocropping. All of this at the price of getting dependent on herbicides and fertilizers. The result: the agriculture system benefits from higher profit margins and bigger output. Be that as it may, this chemical-dependent agriculture caused disastrous results, and we’re reaping the seeds sown. […]

AI and the War on Agriculture with Christian Westbrook

In this episode, Whitney and Unlimited Hangout contributor Johnny Vedmore discuss the situation in Chile during COVID lockdowns and its government’s efforts to declare a war on domestic terror targeting Chile’s indigenous community. Also discussed are the real reasons behind Chile’s much lauded COVID vaccination campaign, including the smart city connection. Source 00

Florida’s Agriculture commissioner outlines attack strategy against DeSantis ahead of likely challenge

She made her comments during a Tuesday news conference where she called on DeSantis to veto a lengthy list of bills, as well as amplify her forthcoming gubernatorial messaging on the same day Democratic Rep. Charlie Crist, a former Republican governor, announced his bid for governor. The availability came less than an hour after a […]

Senate Confirms Biden Nominee Tom Vilsack to Lead Agriculture Department

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Tom Vilsack to serve as the Secretary of Agriculture in Joe Biden’s administration, making him the ninth cabinet member to be confirmed. Vilsack, who previously served as Iowa’s governor and also as former President Barack Obama’s Agriculture Secretary, was met with a bipartisan vote of 92-7. “We’re going to be a […]

From Rich Diversity to Narrow Genetic Base in Agriculture

One of the most creative endeavors of farmers all over the world but even more so in tropical countries has been to protect , promote and nurture a diversity of crop varieties. They continued to do so for thousands of years and for well over a hundred generation. As a result of this , over […]

Why Protection of Traditional Wisdom in Agriculture is Extremely Important

It is well recognized that not all traditions are goods. Some widespread aspects of many traditional societies like discrimination and inequality  at various levels ( such as caste, gender and class) need to be rejected completely. However there are several other aspects relating to the wisdom accumulating over centuries regarding farming and allied activities, forestry, […]

Agriculture minister stresses expanding ties with FAO

TEHRAN – Iranian Agriculture Minister Kazem Khavazi has stressed the need for expansion of ties with the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for meeting the country’s agricultural needs. “Developing Iran’s interactions with the FAO is essential for meeting the needs of the agricultural sector,” IRNA quoted Khavazi as saying on Saturday. As reported, […]

ISU research shows how Native agriculture benefits soil, ecosystem

Am I surprized? Hang no … indigenous people were functioning in conserve mode long before the colonizers showed up … AGR Daily News The project, “Three Sisters Gardening in Midwestern Native American Nations,” has already garnered results that show the Native practice of intercropping the “three sisters” — corn, beans and squash — improved soil quality.  “We’re not […]

Indian Agriculture problems are much deeper

With fresh bouts of farmer protest gaining momentum, currently the Modi government is riding the high Horse of arrogance and the farmers are equally determined to conduct the ‘Ashwameda,’ the Vedic Yag of horse sacrifice. The current farmers protest is much deeper than the repealing of the three farm laws and fixing MSP prices. The […]

Many tales of corporate control over agriculture

In 1991, when I was 12 years old and in 8th class in my village high school, the Government of India led by the Congress Party launched new economic reform programmes. I vividly remember reading local newspapers, which carried news on the reduction of agricultural subsidies on seeds, fertilisers, electricity and irrigation. It also started […]

Cracks Appear in Peru’s Neoliberal Agriculture

Farm workers in various regions of Peru- such as Ica, Viru La Libertad and Piurahad – went on a strike in the first week of December, 2020, blocking the strategic Pan-American motorway to demand wage increases, basic social security benefits and the repeal of the decades-old Agrarian Promotion Law, enacted in 2000, as a mechanism to bolster […]

Striking Farmers Shut Down India’s Punjab to Protest Agriculture Law

Hundreds of unionized farmers and their supporters in India blocked roads and highways in Punjab on Tuesday, paralyzing traffic and shutting down commerce to protest what they describe as “anti-farmer” agricultural laws passed in September. Farmers’ unions called for a nationwide strike after five rounds of talks with government officials failed to resolve their grievances. […]

Regenerative Agriculture: Saving the Planet While Restoring Topsoil and Growing Healthier Food

The Most Revolutionary Act The Need to Grow Directed by Rob Herring and Ryan Wirick (2019) Film Review This documentary focuses on the Earth’s dwindling supply of topsoil for growing food crops. According to filmmakers, decades of unsustainable agriculture practices have left humankind with only 60 years of farmable soil. Although most environmentalists agree that […]

A vertical greenhouse plantation integrates agriculture into the city

What was once a desert in Almería, southeast Spain, is today the orchard of Europe under a sea of plastic greenhouses. Intensive agriculture has brought prosperity to the area and with it the specialisation of new techniques for growing fruits and vegetables. A group of pioneering companies want to implement this technology in cities but […]

US Department of Agriculture Provided Over $277 Million for Local Jail Construction Since 1996

The United States government provided over $277 million in funding for county jail construction since 1996, according to documents obtained by Shadowproof. The funding came in the form of grants and long-term low-interest loans through the Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program run by the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development agency. Small rural communities […]

USDA Wildlife Services killed over 1.3 million native animals in 2017 in the name of Big Agriculture

     Data released by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that more than 1.3 million native animals were killed by Wildlife Services in 2017 – and despite the fact that the slaughter of wolves, cougars, and birds was funded by taxpayers to benefit the agriculture industry, it is receiving very little media attention. […]

Agriculture And Autonomy In The Middle East

Agriculture And Autonomy In The Middle East Above Photo: Courtesy of Ercan Ayboğa In Rojava, a region in Syria also known as North Kurdistan, a groundbreaking experiment in communal living, social justice, and ecological vitality is taking place. Devastated by civil war, Syria is a place where a cessation of hostilities often seems like the […]

World Food Prize Should Become Voice Of Regenerative Agriculture

World Food Prize Should Become Voice Of Regenerative Agriculture Above photo: Frank Cordaro speaking, from YouTube. The Register’s recent article “Iowa to pay $50,000 in lawsuit settlement,” describing a lawsuit against the World Food Prize (WFP) and the state of Iowa by anti-GMO protesters, sheds light on the past manipulations of the WFP to guard its […]

The History Of Industrial Agriculture And Its Impact

The History Of Industrial Agriculture And Its Impact Above photo: Atlanta’s OG of black farming, K. Rashid Nuri, at Truly Living Well’s Old Fourth Ward farm. ERIK MEADOWS/CL FILE “But the interesting parallel here is that the food is grown from the same source of war material – ammonium nitrate. So corn becomes the bullets.”  – Rashid Nuri […]

Researchers identify corporate agriculture as major contributor to wealth disparity, inequality

(Natural News) The more separated that everyday people become from the land in which their food grows (and from the process of “catching” and/or growing it), the greater the wealth gap between the “haves” and the “have-nots” in society, an eye-opening new study has found. A team of researchers from Washington State University (WSU) and […]

Food, Agriculture and the Global Ecology: Rolling Back the Tide of Pesticide Poison, Corruption and Looming Mass Extinction

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Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Demonstrates Dangers of Industrial Agriculture and Factory Farming

Alex Pietrowski, Staff WriterWaking Times If one is truly concerned about climate change, and wondering where to begin to reverse the damage being done to our planet, a great place to make changes would be the modern industrial farming and agriculture model. In addition to the harm being done by the overuse of pesticides, […]

Irma Leaves Cuba Late Saturday with Staggering Damage to Infrastructure & Agriculture

TBW| As Irma left Cuba late on Saturday and directed its 200kmh winds towards Florida, authorities on the island were assessing the damage. They warned of staggering damage to keys off the northern coast studded with all-inclusive resorts and cities, as well as farmland in central Cuba. There were no immediate reports of deaths in […]

Iran, South Africa cooperate in agriculture and fishery

IRNA – Director General of Hormozgan province Fishery Organization and representative of Agricultural Jihad Ministry Parviz Mohebbi said here on Sunday that ground for scientific and technological cooperation between Iran and South Africa in the field of agriculture and fishery prepared. Mohebbi said that the two countries may have good cooperation in the field of […]

Presidential candidate calls agriculture, housing his top priorities

IRNA – Ebrahim Raeisi, the presidential candidate believes that economic recession has registered new records but he will use agriculture and housing sectors as driving forces to advance economy. Raeisi made the remarks during the third group debate of presidential candidates, aired on the state television Friday evening with economic issues in the spotlight. He […]

The 8 Most Dangerous Medicines on Earth… are you taking any of these?

(NaturalNews) “It’s time to take your medicine, honey.” “But Mom, it’s making me feel weird and horrible, and I’m not getting any better.” “Well, it’s what the doctor prescribed, so it’s what we have to do.” Have you ever been told to listen to your gut? There’s a reason for that. Actually, several […]

Balancing our internal ecosystem: Antibiotics & intestinal health

     The discovery of penicillin in 1928 is considered one of the most important developments in the history of modern medicine. Since their inception antibiotics have without a doubt saved many lives by helping people to overcome serious infections. However, today according to health authorities they are being overprescribed, with estimates ranging from 20% to […]

Health Ranger publishes scientific study revealing heavy metals contamination of America’s municipal water supplies (EPA Watch)

(NaturalNews) As promised, I’ve now published the first 100 EPA Watch water test results in a scientific paper you can find at the Natural Science Journal. There, in a science research study I conducted at my analytical laboratory (CWClabs.com), you’ll find the full details of toxic heavy metals contamination across the U.S. water […]

McDonald’s french fries are doused with extremely toxic chemical to kill aphids that cause discoloration

(NaturalNews) If you’ve ever wondered how McDonald’s manages to make its french fries look so “appealingly” consistent in color, the answer is likely to make you never want to eat them again. It turns out that the reason the fast food giant is able to serve fries that look almost unnaturally perfect has […]

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