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... declaration seeks to protect peasants who work the land themselves and rely above all on family labour in agriculture, cattle-raising, pastoralism, and handicrafts-related to agriculture. The term ...
Monday, 29 July 2013
Standing Against GMOs By Nnimmo Bassey

(International/Earth News)
... reminding us. The steps outlined in the article include reliance on organic composting, rain water harvesting and funding to help farmers transition to perennial agriculture: "initially focussing ...
Saturday, 27 July 2013
By Tom Spears, OTTAWA CITIZEN July 23, 2013 AGRICULTURE CANADA PLANTED GM WHEAT IN OTTAWA, BUT NEVER THOUGHT WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN IF CANADA GEESE FLEW OFF WITH THE SEEDS. - PHOTOGRAPH ...
Friday, 26 July 2013
... applicants. In late April the Federal Agriculture Minister, Gerry Ritz, allowed the first-ever GM alfalfa variety to be registered in Canada in spite of nation-wide opposition. This means ...
Thursday, 25 July 2013
... shows that forestry, agriculture, transit, building retrofits, water infrastructure, school construction, wind, solar, the financial sector, and many others all create more jobs per dollar invested than ...
Tuesday, 23 July 2013
... and oil industry activities. Mexico’s emissions of CO2, one of the greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming, total some 748 million tons annually. Agriculture is responsible for 12.3 ...
Friday, 19 July 2013
... (Reuters) – Three Italian ministries have signed a decree banning the cultivation of a type of genetically modified maize, citing environmental concerns, the agriculture ministry said on Friday.The ...
Tuesday, 16 July 2013
... more credibility—and a far more impor­tant story to tell the public. Thierry Vrain’s career has spanned the full range of agriculture—from being a proponent of “chemical” ...
Thursday, 11 July 2013
... of "pesticide stacking" and other experiments. Records obtained from the State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture indicate that 22 different restricted use pesticides, totaling 3.5 tons, have ...
Tuesday, 09 July 2013
... to assess trends in the climate system and anticipate the future. It can also inform efforts to develop operational climate services that provide information and forecasts for decision-making in agriculture, ...
Thursday, 04 July 2013
... of poverty, or to contribute to the mitigation of climate change. (NO) 55. To ban genetically-engineered food and crops, to promote organic agriculture, and to institute a fair and just transition ...
Thursday, 04 July 2013
... Agriculture Experts to Work with African Cotton Farmers (12 Sep, 2012) Commission Refers Poland To Court For Not Respecting The EU Rules On Conservation Varieties Of Vegetable Seeds (27 Jan, ...
Tuesday, 02 July 2013
... key posts with Monsanto people, in federal agencies that wield tremendous force in food issues, the USDA and the FDA: At the USDA, as the director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Roger ...
Tuesday, 02 July 2013
... to 80 percent of food production in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). But investment and support for agriculture in Africa must be ...
Monday, 01 July 2013
... response to a massive bumblebee die-off blamed on pesticides, the Oregon Department of Agriculture issued a temporary restriction Thursday on 18 insecticides with the active ingredient dinotefuran.    ...
Saturday, 29 June 2013
... the Xerces Society. The Oregon Department of Agriculture arrived to take samples from the trees to determine if a pesticide was used. The Xerces Society recommends that if it is due to poisonous ...
Wednesday, 26 June 2013
Greeting Whales, Not Eating Them

(International/Justice News)
... a very negative effect on our operations. But we expect the new minister (for agriculture, fisheries and the environment) to change the legislation back again immediately,” said Gunnar Bergmann Jonsson ...
Tuesday, 25 June 2013
India to Make Food a Fundamental Right

(International/Justice News)
... apex agriculture marketing organisation, Sanjeev Chopra is in the thick of planned legislation to cover 800 million Indians under the world’s biggest food subsidy programme. The new bill, ...
Tuesday, 25 June 2013
... MOVEMENT NEEDED New Orleans Vietnamese Community Bounces Back With Urban Agriculture Obama Climate Plan Finally Coming on Tuesday More ...
Monday, 24 June 2013
... and found them to be coated in pesticide residues – some of them banned in China.   Many herbal products are cultivated using chemical-intensive agriculture methods ...
Monday, 24 June 2013
... how much this genetic legacy in agriculture has been lost. Scientist Debal Deb has spent more than decade traveling across India trying to save what's left of these traditional seeds. Farmers in India ...
Sunday, 16 June 2013
... Chairman Bill Gates, Mexican Secretary of Agriculture Enrique Martinez, Mexican telecommunications tycoon Carlos Slim and CIMMYT Director General Thomas Lumpkin cut the ribbon at inauguration of the new ...
Sunday, 16 June 2013
... Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has, however, identified at least 16 countries that have already reached the 1996 World Food Summit’s goal of halving the total number of undernourished people. ...
Thursday, 13 June 2013
... CBAN is closely monitoring this situation. The Minister of Agriculture, Gerry Ritz, chose not to intervene to stop the registration of this GM alfalfa. The Minister received almost ...
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
... Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health told IPS. “These programmes have not been set up in an ideal way,” he said. Calling for the idea of “nutritional sensitive agriculture”, ...
Monday, 10 June 2013
...  Danish Ministry of Agriculture permalink Leader of the state trial farm at Tystofte, Gerhard Deneken and former minister of agriculture Eva ...
Friday, 31 May 2013
... and indigenous peoples; (iv) A global support program for promoting organic agriculture and other forms of ecological farming, and institute a fair and just transition program for affected farmers and ...
Friday, 31 May 2013
... of Agriculture (USDA). If approved, it would constitute the first time that a bioengineered tree has been authorised for commercial production in the United States. On Tuesday, activists at the International ...
Friday, 31 May 2013
... lab-cultured cells to which researchers have given new genes. Credit: USDA Agricultural Research Service The project proposal is currently being weighed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). ...
Friday, 31 May 2013
... lab-cultured cells to which researchers have given new genes. Credit: USDA Agricultural Research Service The project proposal is currently being weighed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). ...
Friday, 31 May 2013
... the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed that Monsanto’s unapproved genetically modified (GM, also called genetically engineered) herbicide tolerant wheat was found growing in ...
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
... here). We have also written to the US Department of Agriculture (see letter here) and to the 'Glowing Plants' Kickstarter project creators (see letter here).   Kicking back... What’s ...
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
... scientists who came together and demanded the production of genetically modified crops and products be stopped? Scientists who called on world powers to re-evaluate the future of agriculture and seek sustainability ...
Monday, 27 May 2013
... up in tax havens, in weapons or other polluting activities. This year we wanted to be proactive and explain to people how, through ethical finance, their money can boost biological agriculture, fair ...
Thursday, 23 May 2013
... Biodiversity in Drylands (2006); and Biodiversity and Climate Change (2007); and Biodiversity and Agriculture (2008). Symbols The International Day for Biological Diversity is part of a series ...
Thursday, 23 May 2013
... Resources insults oil sands critics May 2013. National Research Council overhauled to do business-friendly research rather than basic science May 2013. Hundreds of jobs cut at Agriculture ...
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
... the needs of people, agriculture and healthy ecosystems. The upcoming U.N. Sustainable Development Goals are expected to include “water security”, which is huge step forward, Bogardi told ...
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
... in the southeastern state of Tabasco are taking the country’s largest company to court in a bid for compensation for damage to the environment and agriculture.   Oil rigs and pumps. ...
Friday, 17 May 2013
... their agriculture poisoned. “One large bomb could do this, let alone a handful, say, in a South Asian conflict,” he told me. “I do believe that the longer we have these weapons ...
Sunday, 12 May 2013
... It is a basic human right. We also believe in the [common] sovereignty of [food] as a way of profoundly changing agriculture in the world, not just one particular place.” He laments that ...
Sunday, 12 May 2013
...  Igor Stevanovic /Shutterstock   Back in early 2012, the US Department of Agriculture seemed on the verge of approving ...
Sunday, 12 May 2013
... that could sharply increase the use of two powerful herbicides are now unlikely to reach the market until at least 2015 because the Department of Agriculture has decided to subject the crops to more stringent ...
Saturday, 11 May 2013
... its prohibition by the state,” she told IPS. Mexico produces 22 million tonnes of maize a year, and imports 10 million tonnes, according to the agriculture ministry. The country purchased about ...
Friday, 10 May 2013
... and agriculture agencies has suggested a strong link between the use of certain pesticides and the widespread deaths that have afflicted honey bee populations around the world in recent years. Still, ...
Monday, 06 May 2013
... Agriculture Ministry, asking for information on disease outbreaks on salmon farms between 2010 and 2012, produced 300 pages of emails and memos, many documenting communications strategies after diseases ...
Sunday, 05 May 2013
... request to the provincial Agriculture Ministry, asking for information on disease outbreaks on salmon farms between 2010 and 2012, produced 300 pages of emails and memos, many documenting communications ...
Sunday, 05 May 2013
When science goes silent

(Canada/Justice News)
... published last year by Natural Resources Canada, and the “nearly 1,000” scientific papers from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. And it states that Environment Canada participated in more than ...
Sunday, 05 May 2013
... $29bn) annually to European agriculture, are protected." Greenpeace EU agriculture policy director Marco Contiero said Monday's vote "makes it crystal clear that there is overwhelming scientific, ...
Tuesday, 30 April 2013
... the U.S. Department of Agriculture to issue temporary permits allowing the continued planting of GMOs by farmers, even when a court rules that the agency erred in its environmental impact review of the ...
Monday, 29 April 2013
... in the development of the Maya is an indication of a settled lifestyle with complex agriculture, religion, and a stratified society—all of which add up to a unified culture and the beginnings of ...
Thursday, 25 April 2013
... in the development of the Maya is an indication of a settled lifestyle with complex agriculture, religion, and a stratified society—all of which add up to a unified culture and the beginnings of ...
Thursday, 25 April 2013
... in a countryside dominated by maize crops, I wrote to the Minister of Agriculture to confirm the great news, for once: thanks to the suspension of the bee-killing seed coating, the hives in the Po Valley ...
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
...  (iv) A global support program for promoting organic agriculture and other forms of ecological farming, and institute a fair and just transition program for affected farmers and communities.  ...
Sunday, 21 April 2013
... the office of the Minister of Agriculture), Quebec, and Nova Scotia. Monsanto’s GM alfalfa could be registered for use in eastern Canada this April. GM roundup ready alfalfa varieties have ...
Saturday, 06 April 2013
... they read: "In the event that a determination of nonregulated status made pursuant to section 411 of Plant Protection Act is or has been invalidated or vacated, the secretary of agriculture shall, ...
Saturday, 06 April 2013
... in livestock. Since December, Russia has restricted the import of Canadian meats that contain this additive and are anticipated to tighten these regulations further. Agriculture Minister Gerry ...
Saturday, 06 April 2013
... Saskatchewan (at the office of the Minister of Agriculture), Quebec, and Nova Scotia.       Monsanto’s GM alfalfa could be registered for use in eastern Canada this April. GM ...
Wednesday, 03 April 2013
...  PQ Montreal Devant les bureaux d’agriculture Canada. 2001 ...
Thursday, 28 March 2013
... of Parliament (you can search for your MP using your postal code at www.parl.gc.ca) and the Minister of Agriculture Gerry Ritz on April 9 gerry.ritz@parl.gc.ca Tel: 613-995-7080 Fax 613-996-8472 By mail ...
Thursday, 28 March 2013
... than international standards. (Eric Christensen, "Pesticide Regulation and International Trade", Mark Ritchie, "GATT, Agriculture and the Environment: The US Double Zero Plan, " The Ecologist, Vol. 20, ...
Sunday, 24 March 2013
... commerce, agriculture, land tenure structures and the need for open spaces. Furthermore, the rising costs of urban land prevent the poor from gaining access of Governments to respond adequately. (Chapter ...
Saturday, 23 March 2013
... had been anonymously proposed that would allow the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to overrule a judge’s decision to outlaw a genetically modified product. (The amendment can be found here, ...
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Transparency Could Tighten Drought Policy

(International/Justice News)
... strong political will are vital to building policies at the national level, they say. Jointly organised by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCC), the Food and Agriculture ...
Monday, 18 March 2013
... to ban them, we're deciding to ban every other type of agriculture and to put the future of our food and our farms in the hands of corporations like Monsanto, who own patents on GMO seeds” said Huguette ...
Sunday, 17 March 2013
... populations dropping. It’s hard to deny the conclusion.” According to the Department of Agriculture, in 2011 94 percent of soybeans and 72 percent of corn grown in the United States ...
Saturday, 16 March 2013
... directly and with priority over internal legislation.   RIGHT TO FOOD   Article 305: The State shall promote sustainable agriculture as the strategic ...
Tuesday, 05 March 2013
... December in an opaque and secretive process. Located near the Morne Bossa deposit, the Cadouche economy is based mostly on agriculture. Families work day and night to take care of their needs. And ...
Wednesday, 27 February 2013
By Carey L. Biron Agriculture Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agriculture Service (FFAS) Michael Scuse (left) speaks to farmers about the drought conditions being felt across ...
Monday, 18 February 2013
Escaping to Ecovillages in Argentina

(International/PEJ Events)
... the marshland environment. The group also to plans to erect a community centre to hold art, gardening and permaculture workshops. Permaculture — a contraction of “permanent agriculture” ...
Monday, 18 February 2013
India's rice revolution

(International/Earth News)
... leading rice scientists muttered about freak results. The Nalanda farmers were accused of cheating. Only when the state's head of agriculture, a rice farmer himself, came to the village with his own men ...
Saturday, 16 February 2013
... between farmers and herders; industry and agriculture; town and country,” Ban said. Upstream and downstream, and across borders, “We need to cooperate for the benefit of all now and in the ...
Tuesday, 12 February 2013
... completely organic country. Photograph: Alamy   Bhutan plans to become the first country in the world to turn its agriculture completely organic, banning the sales of pesticides and herbicides ...
Monday, 11 February 2013
... Bhutan is aiming to become the world's first completely organic country. Photograph: Alamy Bhutan plans to become the first country in the world to turn its agriculture completely organic, ...
Monday, 11 February 2013
... #YoSoy132 Environmental Via Campesina Popular Urban Movement, and the Network in Defense of Maize. The officials were called to discuss the authorities of Agriculture, Environment and the Interministerial ...
Sunday, 10 February 2013
... to sustainable agriculture that can provide food security and health around the world. They call for a ban on patents of life-forms and living processes which threaten food security, sanction biopiracy ...
Saturday, 09 February 2013
... Articles China’s Rising Soybean Consumption Reshaping Western Agriculture New U.S. Biofuel Proposals Could Draw Heavily from Food Sources In Caribbean, Climate-Smart ...
Friday, 08 February 2013
... numbers of wild bees and other pollinators as well as managed honeybees. Pollinators contribute at least 22 billion euros each year to European agriculture, with 84 percent of crops needing insect ...
Saturday, 02 February 2013
... that feast upon the plants we eat. These bug-scarfing creatures are a free source of what is known as biological pest control. But modern industrial agriculture doesn't have much ...
Saturday, 02 February 2013
... a time-bound commitment to conservation, and to subsidizing and investing in socially equitable and environmentally safe and sound renewable energy, transportation, agriculture, forestry etc. options, ...
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
CLIMATE CHANGE DURBAN: TIME TO BE BOLD

(International/Earth News)
... and air pollution damage. Atmospheric changes can have important impacts on forests, biodiversity, and freshwater and marine ecosystems, as well as on economic activities, such as agriculture (9.16., Atmosphere, ...
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
... number of risks” to bee health. The findings add to a growing body of scientific evidence linking the use of neonicotinoid chemicals in agriculture with sharp falls in populations ...
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
... Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Graziano da Silva, told IPS that the world is used “to treating investment as a private matter, subject to the will of investors, assuming that the ...
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
... decidedly on the side of the former. Accordingly, his presidency would not allow the Department of Agriculture to be transformed into the department of agribusiness. Regarding GMO-labelling, his position ...
Sunday, 27 January 2013
... including specifications for size, color, weight, and blemish level — leading to culling and incorporating waste as part of doing business. Waste, however, is not cheap. The U.S. Department of Agriculture ...
Saturday, 26 January 2013
... of contemporary agriculture, which include deforestation and wetlands destruction. When you add it all up, the picture is clear—contemporary agriculture is ...
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
... specific anti-pathogen defenses. Incorporating such genes could clearly lead to undesirable and unexpected outcomes in agriculture. Furthermore, viruses that infect plants are often not that different ...
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
... Morgan Stanley. Swiss trading giant Glencore hit the headlines in August when its head of agriculture proclaimed that the US drought will be "good for Glencore". Goldman has always ...
Monday, 21 January 2013
... port and industrial development or estuaries for agriculture, migratory birds, and fish habitat? Only the most naive would say history is on the side of nature. Yet as agricultural activist Steves, ...
Monday, 21 January 2013
... market, together with Barclays and Morgan Stanley. Swiss trading giant Glencore hit the headlines in August when its head of agriculture proclaimed that the US drought will be "good for Glencore". Goldman ...
Monday, 21 January 2013
  by Charles M Benbrook cbenbrook@wsu.edu Author Affiliations Centre for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, ...
Thursday, 17 January 2013
... Resolving Scarcities in Mideast Treaty “Insufficient” to Reduce Global Mercury Levels China’s Rising Soybean Consumption Reshaping Western Agriculture   ...
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
... they're coming from," Smol said. The study suggests overall levels of toxins in sediment remain relatively low, well beneath those recorded in other Alberta lakes near industry, agriculture or urban ...
Monday, 07 January 2013
... at University, hospitals and other research facilities   (ii) I  resolve to support the efforts of organic and ecological agriculture associations in establishing organic/ecological farm practice ...
Monday, 31 December 2012
... Ministry of Agriculture issued five harvesting licences to Deep Bay Marine Plants Ltd., Pacific Sea Plants Inc., Stormy Shores Seaproducts Inc., Darryl Henry (BC Seaweeds Ltd.) and Jonathan Biley. Each ...
Thursday, 27 December 2012
Pesticides: Now More Than Ever

(International/Earth News)
... managed to curb the use of pesticides[1] and our exposure to them — only to see their application grow and grow to the point where American agriculture uses more of them than ever before. And ...
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
... homogenous industrial agriculture that is prevalent now. Introducing GE corn to Mexico would sound the death knell for this precious ecology as it is widely agreed that GE crops cannot co-exist ...
Friday, 14 December 2012
... education costs, or what global warming is doing to the Midwestern breadbasket and coastal agriculture (much less the long-term capability of the planet to sustain life as we know it). Instead, it remains ...
Thursday, 13 December 2012
... involves the participation of seven different ministries (environment, foreign relations, energy, mining, finance, transportation and agriculture), “something unprecedented in the country, which ...
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
... of Justice and Agriculture and about half the State Department’s 2012 budget, it contrasts sharply with economist Anita Dancs’s estimate of $250 billion. She included war spending in her total, ...
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
... done with the land, they tried to oceans and, worse, to agriculture. Agriculture is food security, employment, life, and culture. Agriculture is along with the land, mountains and forests, the house and ...
Monday, 10 December 2012
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