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... demand of agriculture and the power sector, without giving any attention to the fisheries sector. As a result, rivers have lost their character and fisheries have suffered huge losses.” This and ...
Sunday, 09 December 2012
... a man talking with his mouth full of marbles. The language is dense, but you’ll find proposals for multi-faceted types of agriculture to fit different areas and needs—including GMOs. In ...
Saturday, 08 December 2012
... use through the development of more sustainable production system (linking agriculture and forestry). Also, Bolivia has submitted to the Secretariat a proposal to incorporate the consideration ...
Friday, 07 December 2012
... and mitigation efforts are focused on false solutions like large scale biofuels (which threaten agriculture, water and land resources, and lead to further deforestation), and Carbon Capture and Sequestration ...
Thursday, 22 November 2012
... of occupation. In the first five days of the assault, the Ministry of Agriculture in Gaza estimated losses to the agriculture and fishing sectors to be above US $50 million.  ...
Thursday, 22 November 2012
... sector impaired by six years of Israeli imposed siege, military campaigns and decades of occupation. In the first five days of the assault, the Ministry of Agriculture in Gaza estimated losses ...
Thursday, 22 November 2012
The Great Mexican Maize Massacre

(International/Earth News)
... application for open-field release of GM maize in Mexico. [1] ETC Group joins these calls, and appeals to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity ...
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
November 17, 2012 | By Dylan Charles, Editor Waking Times In the small Latin American country of Costa Rica, where agriculture is king and enormous corporate plantations have dotted the country-side, ...
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
... are not new applications." Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick said in a statement only that the province continues to review the Cohen report and its implications and that the province ...
Friday, 16 November 2012
... been operating there for many years and these are not new applications." Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick said in a statement only that the province continues to review the Cohen ...
Friday, 16 November 2012
... well as other ancestral models and practices that contribute to solving the problem of agriculture and food sovereignty. This is understood as the right of peoples to control their own seeds, lands, water, ...
Monday, 12 November 2012
What is Killing the Dead Sea?

(International/Earth News)
... a third of the Jordan’s regular flow and in turn save the Dead Sea. For instance, were Jordan and Israel to reduce agriculture subsidies, they would then reduce their dependence on farming ...
Wednesday, 07 November 2012
... renewable energy, transportation, agriculture, forestry etc.   67 Dismantle or abrogate trade institutions and agreements, such as WTO and NAFTA, which promulgate globalization, deregulation ...
Wednesday, 07 November 2012
...  On Reproductive Rights On National Security On Food and Agriculture On Civil Liberties ...
Monday, 05 November 2012
... a result since the beginning of GMO use in agriculture. The new findings are based on “an exhaustive analysis of publicly available data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture ...
Saturday, 03 November 2012
... to be driven off their customary land to pave the way for large-scale local and foreign agribusiness, according to the University of Zambia’s dean of the school of agriculture, Dr. Mickey Mwala. ...
Friday, 02 November 2012
... the most obvious aspect. Most of what Central America produces is in agriculture. “But it is not cost-effective for China to buy beans or fruit here because of the distances and costs involved,” ...
Friday, 02 November 2012
Beating Rural Poverty in South America

(International/Earth News)
By Fabiola Ortiz Agriculture is on its way to becoming a top-priority economic activity in the Southern Cone, thanks to the growing world demand for food, say experts from the region. Small-scale ...
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Beating Rural Poverty in South America

(International/Earth News)
  By Fabiola Ortiz   Agriculture is on its way to becoming a top-priority economic activity in the Southern Cone, thanks to the growing world demand for food, say experts from the ...
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Why Glyphosate Should Be Banned

(International/Earth News)
... worldwide, in favour of a global transition to non-GM, herbicide-free organic agriculture (see Food Futures Now *Organic *Sustainable *Fossil Fuel Free , ISIS Report). 1 Introduction A feeding ...
Monday, 29 October 2012
... own committee at the next hearing on Oct. 29,” said Devinder Sharma, chairman of the Forum for Biotechnology and Food Security, a collective of agriculture scientists, economists, biotechnologists, ...
Monday, 29 October 2012
Mexico Shuts the Door on GM Maize

(International/Earth News)
... the U.S. Department of Agriculture stated that genetically modified maize did not demonstrate higher yield compared to traditionally produced varieties. The United States is responsible for more than ...
Thursday, 25 October 2012
... know damn well that you're absolutely embedded in, and utterly dependent on, nature for your survival and well-being. 10,000 years ago – the last five per cent of our existence – we discovered agriculture; ...
Friday, 19 October 2012
... agriculture, forestry etc. 67 Dismantle or abrogate trade institutions and agreements, such as WTO and NAFTA, which promulgate globalization, deregulation and privatization; these institutions and agreements ...
Thursday, 18 October 2012
... you’re (for instance) a farm co-op tasked to produce food for the wider population.” The versatile construct of cooperatives has made it a blueprint for enterprises in the agriculture, insurance, housing, ...
Monday, 15 October 2012
... reserve, or "carry over" from one year to the next. "Ever since agriculture began, carry-over stocks of grain have been the most basic indicator of food security. From 1986 to 2001 the annual world carry-over ...
Sunday, 14 October 2012
... The main lines are the superhighways designed for heavy traffic. The branch lines are the back roads.  Most of the branch lines in North Dakota were built to support agriculture -- to carry fertilizer ...
Tuesday, 09 October 2012
...  Until the 1960s, the region consisted of a few isolated forest villages. Then roads, built mainly to access oil and timber, opened the the area to illegal colonization and slash-and-burn agriculture. ...
Monday, 08 October 2012
... 12 in 2014 we will have the rest. Our emphasis currently is to promote awareness, capacity building and consultations with different global sectors such as health, agriculture and biotech, so that governments ...
Monday, 08 October 2012
...  World Bank investment in agriculture has reportedly tripled in the past decade. Since 2008, however, local communities have also brought 21 formal complaints against bank-funded projects that they say ...
Monday, 08 October 2012
... pressure we are exerting on the planet," Agriculture Minister Pema Gyamtsho told AFP in an interview by telephone from the capital Thimphu. "If you go for very intensive agriculture it would imply ...
Sunday, 07 October 2012
Organic Can Feed the World

(International/Earth News)
... hope is that we can finally put a nail in the coffin of the idea that you can't produce enough food through organic agriculture," Perfecto told Science Daily at the time. Too bad solid, scientific research ...
Thursday, 04 October 2012
... greatest, organic methods could double or triple crop yields. "My hope is that we can finally put a nail in the coffin of the idea that you can't produce enough food through organic agriculture," Perfecto ...
Thursday, 04 October 2012
... is the final part of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) project on evaluating the risks of GMOs in human foods, commissioned by the former Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF). A single meal ...
Tuesday, 02 October 2012
... Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources at Washington State University. Of that total, herbicide use increased over the 16-year period by 527 million pounds while insecticide use ...
Tuesday, 02 October 2012
... efforts. Such policies must be an essential component of an over-all development strategy, linking and harmonizing them with policies on industrialization, agriculture, social welfare, and environmental ...
Monday, 01 October 2012
...  RIGHT TO FOOD   Article 305: The State shall promote sustainable agriculture as the strategic basis for overall rural development, and consequently shall guarantee the population a secure ...
Saturday, 29 September 2012
... Lisbon, which came into force on 1 December 2009, recognises that animals are sentient beings and calls on member states to "pay full regard to the welfare requirements of animals" in agriculture, fisheries, ...
Thursday, 27 September 2012
Starving for an Equitable Food System

(International/Justice News)
... Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and the Scaling Up Nutrition Initiative (SUN). Related IPS Articles Giving Women Farmers the Tools to Prevent Food Insecurity Urban Agriculture Sprouts ...
Thursday, 27 September 2012
... transgenic approaches are incompatible with sustainable agriculture and livelihoods. "What we really need is a shift in paradigm, where a holistic approach drives our interventions in agriculture without ...
Thursday, 27 September 2012
Water for Phosphate, Not People

(International/Earth News)
... government, such a scenario will happen earlier in Tunisia,” says Souid. The official reason for water cuts given by the minister for agriculture, hydraulic resources and fisheries, Mokhtar Jalleli, ...
Monday, 24 September 2012
... lands, including the highly fertile Jordan Valley. The report detailed major opportunities for private investment in telecommunications, tourism, housing and construction, agriculture, and in small and ...
Thursday, 20 September 2012
... part of Agent Orange, the defoliant used extensively by the US Army during the Vietnam war. 2,4-D is currently utilised as a herbicide in agriculture, though it is used sparingly because it is highly ...
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
... the director of the Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment at Rafael Landívar University, a Jesuit university. This is a delicate issue in several countries of the region. In Guatemala, ...
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
... agriculture, forestry etc.   67 Dismantle or abrogate trade institutions and agreements, such as WTO and NAFTA, SPP CETA TPP etc.  which promulgate globalization, deregulation and privatization; ...
Monday, 17 September 2012
... socially equitable environmentally safe and sound renewable energy, transportation, agriculture, forestry etc.67 Dismantle or abrogate trade institutions and agreements, such as WTO and NAFTA, SPP CETA ...
Monday, 17 September 2012
... been promoting and facilitating the registration of genetically engineered food and crops euphemistically called "novel foods" in Canada. Agriculture Canada along with other government departments ...
Sunday, 16 September 2012
...  engineered food and crops, felt comfortable in stating the importance of promoting organic agriculture but, were not willing to call for the banning of genetically engineered food and crops and destructive ...
Saturday, 15 September 2012
France to maintain ban on GMO crops:

(International/Earth News)
... protective of its agriculture, regarding it as part of its national identity, the government faces strong public resistance to GMO crops, as well as to the use of chemicals in farming. Earlier this ...
Saturday, 15 September 2012
... whose Western Growers Association receives annual grants from Monsanto, and A.G. Kawamura, the former California agriculture secretary who championed Monsanto’s alfalfa despite a federal court ruling in ...
Saturday, 15 September 2012
... by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), despite state authorities having come out publicly with clear directives against this very experiment. But exactly what is this craftily named rice, and the ...
Friday, 14 September 2012
... threatening our apple supply with an unneeded, untested and unlabeled genetically engineered fruit. Okanagan Specialty Fruits is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to approve an apple it has engineered ...
Friday, 14 September 2012
... 2025, global agriculture alone will require additional water equivalent to the annual flow of 20 Niles or 100 Colorado Rivers every year, the report found. Meanwhile, greater competition between the ...
Friday, 14 September 2012
... one of "astonishing complacency". Concern is growing around the world that the chemicals may affect the ability of bees to pollinate crops, something that would have catastrophic consequences for agriculture. ...
Sunday, 09 September 2012
... agriculture, and to institute a fair and just transition program for workers and communities affected by the conversion to organic agriculture. (PROMOTES ORGANIC WITHOUT BANNING GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED ...
Saturday, 03 July 2010
... Oppose all proposals such as to supply genetically-engineered food and crops to address the issue of poverty, or to contribute to the mitigation of climate change.58. Promote plant based organic agriculture, ...
Friday, 25 June 2010
... to the mitigation of climate change. 58. Promote plant based organic agriculture, and institute a fair and just transition program for workers and communities affected by the conversion to organic agriculture. ...
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
... made redundant in 2009 due to smelter closures. And in Zambia, 6,000 people lost their jobs in the mining sector in November 2009 alone. Calling for an increased focus on agriculture, the report says that ...
Friday, 18 June 2010
... agriculture as a priority area in need of ‘transformational change’, along with fossil fuel use — which is helping drive climate change — and production and use of materials such as iron, steel, aluminum ...
Wednesday, 02 June 2010
... Canadians have difficulties in accessing a diet conducive to healthy living because of geographic, economic and cultural barriers. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports that over a billion ...
Monday, 03 May 2010
... squeezed out of business because, in addition to not paying duties, Europe keeps subsidising its agriculture. African countries must decide what they want. I prefer minimal protection that will allow them ...
Monday, 12 April 2010
Food not lawns

(Victoria and Islands/Earth News)
... activity.  It should be made clear that Resistance is Fertile is not associated with the Campus Community Gardens (CCG), the University of Victoria Sustainability Project (UVSP), or Campus Urban Agriculture ...
Wednesday, 31 March 2010
... District in Victoria. But given the chill from the Media Co-ordinator, and expecting that I would be expulsed, I asked another question as a follow-up to a previous question related to agriculture, water ...
Monday, 29 March 2010
... Lyell, "after fifteen years of having UVic administration turn down every one of our campus agriculture and garden proposals, we took action on our own. With the bulldozing of our gardens, it is now more ...
Friday, 26 March 2010
... are due primarily to fossil fuel use and land-use change, while the increases in methane and nitrous oxide are primarily due to agriculture. The CO2 concentration in 2008 of 383 parts per million (ppm) ...
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
... food and crops to address the issue of poverty, or to contribute to the mitigation of climate change. (NOT YET)57. To ban genetically-engineered food and crops, to promote organic agriculture, and to institute ...
Sunday, 21 March 2010
... agriculture, health care, or a civilian job corps (either in Afghanistan or the U.S.). Now, Pratap Chatterjee, an expert on the rise of the Pentagon’s corps of private contractors (whose classic ...
Sunday, 21 March 2010
... Schooling and text books were free. In Ethiopia, the ministry of women's affairs was an integral part of the executive branch of the government. And to boost gender equality in agriculture - the country's ...
Thursday, 11 March 2010
Greenwashing Food

(International/Earth News)
... cares more about it's bottom line--"natural" is not organic and increased sales of "natural" foods divert profits from organics back to conventional, industrial agriculture (see the Organic Consumers ...
Sunday, 07 March 2010
... to the exploitation of the knowledge of farmers, peasants and indigenous peoples;(iv) A global support program for promoting organic agriculture and other forms of ecological farming, and institute a fair ...
Saturday, 06 March 2010
... must be generous subsidies to assist a global conversion from industrial livestock farming to organic, primarily plant based small scale agriculture rich in biodiversity.  Intensive livestock ...
Tuesday, 02 March 2010
A Budgetary SOS for 2011

(US/Justice News)
... just what this means, it’s necessary to step back for a moment. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), food stamp usage is remarkably widespread and growing.  Thirty-six million Americans, ...
Sunday, 28 February 2010
... respect Indigenous knowledge.There must be generous subsidies to assist a global conversion from industrial livestock farming to organic, primarily plant based small scale agriculture rich in biodiversity.  ...
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
... applied to any business activity and has become an international movement. Co-operatives exist in traditional economic sectors such as agriculture, fisheries, consumer and financial services, housing, ...
Sunday, 21 February 2010
Can Capitalism Save Haiti?

(International/Justice News)
... the Honduran class has become unruly in demanding higher wages. Another way that The New York Times suggests that Haitians strive for “self sufficiency” is by “rebuilding and modernizing agriculture ...
Tuesday, 09 February 2010
... just 30 years ago," the report says.Escalating resource consumption has also led to unsustainable systems of distributing and producing those resources. In the field of agriculture, for instance, every ...
Friday, 05 February 2010
... continued health and environmental problems caused through the use of chemical pesticides, and the reluctance to promote organic agriculture have not been addressed. Vested economic interests of corporations ...
Wednesday, 03 February 2010
Left Coast Events - Jan 2010

(Victoria and Islands/PEJ Events)
... February 22, 2010: Defensiveness: A Barrier to CommunicationEarth, Environment5) Monday, January 25, 2010: Info Session - Growing Food in the City6) Wednesday, January 27th, 2010: Invitation to Urban Agriculture ...
Friday, 22 January 2010
Seeking a Consumer Culture Revolution

(International/Earth News)
... and producing those resources. In the field of agriculture, for instance, every one dollar spent on a typical U.S. food item yields only about seven cents for the farmer, while 73 cents goes to distribution, ...
Thursday, 14 January 2010
... sectors of household energy, transport, food and agriculture, and electricity generation often have substantial ancillary health benefits. Reducing greenhouse-gas emissions from energy consumption ...
Thursday, 17 December 2009
... energy, transportation, agriculture and forestry. This fund would replace the GEF as the main source of funding for the UNFCCC. The dominant greenhouse gas-producing and emitting states should ...
Monday, 14 December 2009
... safe and sound renewable energy, transportation, agriculture, forestry, etc. options, that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.* Commit to the transition to a zero carbon society which should meet the ...
Saturday, 28 November 2009
... energy, transportation, agriculture and forestry. This fund would replace the Global Environment Facility (GEF) as the main source of funding for the UNFCCC.  6. Canada, as one of the dominant greenhouse ...
Friday, 13 November 2009
... agriculture, forestry etc.In addition, measures to alleviate the impacts of climate change must include the cancellation of the outstanding debt of developing states, and the implementation of the minimal ...
Monday, 09 November 2009
... issue of poverty, or to contribute to the mitigation of climate change. (NOT YET) 55. To ban genetically-engineered food and crops, to promote organic agriculture, and to institute a fair and ...
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
... of climate change.55. Promote organic agriculture, and institute a fair and just transition program for workers and communities affected by the conversion to organic agriculture.56. Protect biodiversity ...
Thursday, 24 September 2009
...  -banning the patenting of life forms - ending the exploitation of the knowledge of farmers, peasants and indigenous peoples - promoting a global support program for organic agriculture ...
Wednesday, 02 September 2009
... member states that produce and export genetically engineered food and crops, felt comfortable in stating the importance of promoting organic agriculture but, of course would not be willing to call for ...
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Boycott Milk!! -- End the "Guantanamo" for Dairy CowsPEJ News - cowboss - This picture was copied from Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) website .............. Electric Shock Bars ...
Friday, 10 July 2009
...  55. To ban genetically-engineered food and crops, to promote organic agriculture, and to institute a fair and just transition program for workers and communities affected by the conversion to ...
Saturday, 04 July 2009
Endocrine Disruption

(International/Earth News)
Endocrine DisruptionPEJ News - It appears that chemicals being released from industry, food and agriculture are entering humans and other animals.  These chemicals are causing deformation and immune ...
Thursday, 02 July 2009
... and some public health experts, one of the most puzzling practises of modern agriculture is the addition of arsenic-based compounds to most chicken feed. The point of the practise is to promote growth, ...
Friday, 29 May 2009
... of climate change. NOT YET 55. To promote organic agriculture, and to institute a fair and just transition program for workers and communities affected by the conversion to organic agriculture. ...
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
... of climate change.55. Promote organic agriculture, and institute a fair and just transition program for workers and communities affected by the conversion to organic agriculture.56. Protect biodiversity ...
Wednesday, 01 April 2009
... the issue of poverty, or to contribute to the mitigation of climate change. 55. Promote organic agriculture, and institute a fair and just transition program for workers and communities affected ...
Tuesday, 31 March 2009
... those that fall under U.S. Department of Agriculture pain category level D (which involves procedures that cause animals to  ...
Thursday, 26 March 2009
...  moving funds within the same department but allocating the funds for different purposes. For example, funds in the Department of Agriculture would be redirected from subsidizing genetic engineering ...
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
... the issue of poverty, or to contribute to the mitigation of climate change. 55. To promote organic agriculture, and to institute a fair and just transition program for workers and communities affected ...
Monday, 01 December 2008
... To oppose all proposals such to supply genetically engineered food and crops to address the issue of poverty, or to contribute to the mitigation of climate change. 55. To promote organic agriculture, ...
Saturday, 08 November 2008
Obama

(International/Peace News)
... the mitigation of climate change.To promote organic agriculture, and to institute a fair and just transition program for workers and communities affected by the conversion to organic agriculture. 42. To ...
Saturday, 23 August 2008
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