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Left Coast Events - Lower Mainland - Dec 28th 05

(Vancouver - Lower Mainland/PEJ Events)
... Best* From: "Food News" The sixth WTO ministerial has ended, a "success" for avoiding stalemate, but a failure in the view of many with few significant gains for developing countries, particularly in agriculture. ...
Thursday, 29 December 2005
... in agriculture. This timely report reviews projections made by the World Bank of benefits from globaltrade liberalization. As the Bank's analytical tools become more refined, projections of benefits ...
Tuesday, 27 December 2005
... Yes, yes, yes! Let?s throw all these dangerous radical organizations out: The Ford Foundation, for instance, for funding ?major commitments in the areas of agriculture and rural development, forest and ...
Monday, 26 December 2005
... caused by melting in the Arctic. Already, the Gulf Stream is flowing 30% slower, and when it halts temperatures will dramatically fall, making agriculture extremely difficult in Europe and North America. ...
Wednesday, 21 December 2005
... destroys local agriculture by privatizing the country's water resources. In Plachimada, Kerala, Coca-Cola extracted 1.5 million liters of deep well water, which they bottled and sold under the names ...
Monday, 12 December 2005
... in the Ministry of Forests, Ministry of Environment, and Ministry of Agriculture and Lands which have been severely cut over the past several years.  At over 30 000 square kilometers in extent, Vancouver ...
Monday, 12 December 2005
Left Coast Events (pt ii) - Lower Mainland - Dec 12th 05

(Vancouver - Lower Mainland/PEJ Events)
... host panel discussions and reports covering issues such as immigration,factory workers, regulation of genetically-modified foods, internationalenvironmental agreements like the Kyoto Protocol, agriculture ...
Monday, 12 December 2005
... and reports covering issues such as immigration,factory workers, regulation of genetically-modified foods, internationalenvironmental agreements like the Kyoto Protocol, agriculture trade (and theeffects ...
Monday, 12 December 2005
... Change: Farmers, Biotechnology & the New Face of Agriculture"November 24, 2005 @ 7:30pm -- UVic's David Lam AuditoriumAlso check out the regular screenings by:Open Cinema: http://www.opencinema.ca/Movie ...
Monday, 28 November 2005
Perpetuating the Poverty Myth

(International/Earth News)
... communities in the Himalayas, peasants anywhere whose land has not been appropriated and whose water and biodiversity have not been destroyed by debt-creating industrial agriculture are ecologically rich, ...
Sunday, 27 November 2005
Left Coast Events - Lower Mainland - Nov 27 05

(Vancouver - Lower Mainland/PEJ Events)
... the mountain communities in the Himalayas, peasants anywhere whose land has not been appropriated and whose water and biodiversity have not been destroyed by debt-creating industrial agriculture are ecologically ...
Sunday, 27 November 2005
...  ? Phase out immediately the use of the pesticide methyl bromide and promote organic agriculture ? Provide additional funds from the budget to assist in implementing the above measures coupled with ...
Friday, 25 November 2005
Left Coast Events - Lower Mainland - Nov 23rd 05

(Victoria and Islands/PEJ Events)
... (GE) crops.Please see ticket information below.The film tackles the critically important issues of modern industrializedagriculture, from genetically engineered food to the increasingmonopolization of ...
Thursday, 24 November 2005
... within the context of sustainable agriculture (3.7.l., Combating Poverty, Agenda 21, UNCED, 1992) (42) To assure the proper conservation of natural resources being utilized, or which might be utilized, ...
Wednesday, 23 November 2005
... by sending a message to Canada's trade negotiators. Click here to sign a petition to Trade Minister Jim Peterson and Agriculture Minister Andy Mitchell.Visit www.maketradefair.com and find out what's ...
Monday, 21 November 2005
... U.S. Organics Under Attack & The Hit Film That's Fighting BackThe Future of Food, a provocative new documentary critical of industrialized American agriculture and genetically engineered food, ...
Thursday, 10 November 2005
Tamiflu, Vistide and the Pentagon Agenda

(International/Justice News)
... the Secretaries of Homeland Security, Agriculture, Health & Human Services, Transportation and, interestingly enough, Veteran Affairs. And, just to underscore that this was a big deal, the White House ...
Sunday, 06 November 2005
Organic Food Standards Weakened by Agribusiness LobbyistsNY Times - Ever since the Department of Agriculture began its program of national organic certification, there has been a steady lobbying effort ...
Friday, 04 November 2005
Class War and the Corporate Clarions

(International/Justice News)
... would save about $35 billion over the next five years by cutting federal spending on prescription drugs, agriculture supports and student loans, while clamping down on fraud in the Medicaid program. The ...
Friday, 04 November 2005
... countries, the experience of Mexico reveals what lies in store. Insecure maquila employment exploiting a desperate and pauperized workforce, a dramatic decline in domestic agriculture, increased environmental ...
Thursday, 03 November 2005
... with, include:- Environmental Restoration of the Garry oak meadow ecosystem- Food Security and Urban Agriculture- Expanded Campus Orientation Programs for 1st year's- The Campus Sustainability Assessment ...
Thursday, 03 November 2005
George's Winning War

(US/Justice News)
... program, under the House plan. The cuts would be part of $3.7 billion pared from Agriculture Department programs over five years as part of government-wide spending reductions... "This is not a giveaway ...
Sunday, 30 October 2005
... service employment levels in the Ministry of Forests, Ministry of Environment, and Ministry of Agriculture and Lands. For more info visit www.wildernesscommitteevictoria.org  ...
Monday, 24 October 2005
... UVSP Projects to volunteer with, include:- Environmental Restoration of the Garry oak meadow ecosystem- Food Security and Urban Agriculture- Expanded Campus Orientation Programs for 1st year's- The ...
Monday, 24 October 2005
... in the Ministry of Forests,Ministry of Environment, and Ministry of Agriculture and Lands whichhave been severely cut over the past several yearsAnd DON'T FORGET - COME TO THE RALLY on OCT.29!!!*********************************************RALLY ...
Monday, 24 October 2005
13% Is NOT Enough: Write and Rally Oct. 29

(Victoria and Islands/PEJ Events)
... Ministry of Agriculture and Lands which have been severely cut over the past several years. COME to the RALLY!!! RALLY for Vancouver Island's Public Forests When: Saturday, October 29, 2005Where: ...
Sunday, 23 October 2005
... Ministry of Environment, and Ministry of Agriculture and Lands which have been severely cut over the past several years. 2. COME to the RALLY!!! RALLY for Vancouver Island's Public Forests - When: ...
Friday, 14 October 2005
... of National Origin and Capital (ADIFAN) and the National Convention of Peruvian Agriculture (CONVEAGRO). ?The Peruvian negotiators seem to be gringos, since until now they have achieved nothing for the ...
Friday, 14 October 2005
... popular urban agriculture group is starting up again for the year! We would like to welcome Juliana Wigmore, who has recently joined the staff here at VIPIRG in the role of Urban Ag Coordinator. In past ...
Monday, 10 October 2005
... film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis today.Where: Harry Hickman Building, Room 105, UVicWhen: ...
Monday, 03 October 2005
... under 5 percent of the world's population. * The U.S. Arms Industry is the second most heavily subsidized industry after agriculture. * 2001 world military expenditures topped $839 billion, while at ...
Saturday, 24 September 2005
Cruelty to Animals: Mechanized Madness

(International/Justice News)
... Yet farmed animals are no less intelligent or capable of feeling pain than are the dogs and cats we cherish as companions. The factory farming system of modern agriculture strives to maximize output while ...
Thursday, 22 September 2005
... and educational organic farm.Linking Land And Future Farmers (www.llaff.org) is an organization that supports local organic farmers and agriculture by linking landless farmers with property owners who ...
Tuesday, 20 September 2005
... acid rain, toxic, hazardous and atomic waste build-up, genetically engineered foods and crops production, soil destruction through desertification and chemical dependent agriculture etc. The confluence ...
Tuesday, 13 September 2005
... that are changing what we eat as huge multinational corporations seek to control the world's food system. The film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic ...
Monday, 12 September 2005
... "It is here, in around 8500 or 8000 B.C., that mankind first domesticated wheat, here that agriculture was born," Jeremy Smith wrote in the Ecologist. This entire time, "Iraqi farmers have been naturally ...
Saturday, 10 September 2005
... blocked the expansion of the city and severed it from the rural villages in the area. "We could not extend our mandate to provide for building, agriculture, water and basic services," said Salahaldin ...
Saturday, 03 September 2005
... for farmers to access their land threaten agricultural communities such as Bil'in. "We are concerned that people will not be able to access their land, and their agriculture," Shearer said. "In many ...
Friday, 19 August 2005
... term impacts of these genes and gene products on human health will be impossible to predict*     Genetically engineered agriculture not only obstructs the implementation of real ...
Sunday, 14 August 2005
... infectious diseases all the time. Even now there’s not a real smooth operating relationship between the World Health Organization, the World Organization for Animal Health and the UN Food and Agriculture ...
Wednesday, 10 August 2005
... the BC Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, Small Potatoes Urban Delivery (www.spud.ca), Capers Community Market (www.capersmarkets.com), and the UBC Farm (www.agsci.ubc.ca/ubcfarm/). Apple Luscious ...
Tuesday, 02 August 2005
London Press Coverage Bombs

(International/Justice News)
... study team, reported in January 1992 that the allied bombardment ?effectively terminated everything vital to human survival in Iraq - electricity, water, sewage systems, agriculture, industry and health ...
Sunday, 17 July 2005
... your kids with sustainable agriculture. You'll also find, organic gardening tips, children-centered activities, music, and market stalls  -- a must-see for just 5 dollars admission. Sponsored ...
Tuesday, 05 July 2005
... BILLION     CHAPTER 14 PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE      AND      RURAL DEVELOPMENT      36.42 ...
Sunday, 03 July 2005
... a piece of paper, and chart the progress of the human mammal: We left Africa: 100,000 years ago. Developed agriculture: 10,000 years ago. Printing press: 550 years ago. Started using the scientific method: ...
Friday, 01 July 2005
DON'T EAT THAT!

(International/Justice News)
DON'T EAT THAT!PRwatch.org - John Stauber - A popular Texas bumper sticker reads: "The only mad cow in America is Oprah." Not anymore, after the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced that ...
Friday, 01 July 2005
... (E. Ann Clark, "Brief Respecting Bill C-27," http://www.healthcoalition.ca/c27ann.pdf).Discouragement of diversity and family interests in agriculture is potentially a detriment to the well-being of animals ...
Tuesday, 28 June 2005
... meeting is Thursday, July 7 at 2:30 pm in the VIPIRG library (SUB b122, UVic). VIPIRG's Urban Agriculture Committee had our first meeting of the summer this week. We're getting started on planning ...
Monday, 27 June 2005
Where You Stand

(International/Justice News)
... economy throughout the last decade. Quite possibly few have visited Iraq or read the reports filed by their colleagues in the World Health Organization, UNICEF or the Food and Agriculture Organization. ...
Sunday, 26 June 2005
LEFT COAST EVENTS - Lower Mainland - June 22nd, 2005

(Vancouver - Lower Mainland/PEJ Events)
... issues, food preparation, food issues, recipes, sustainable agriculture, land preservation, arts and crafts production and community economic development please contact Tara at tara@eatlocal.org. Only ...
Thursday, 23 June 2005
... positions working on the international internship program, Building Bridges, with partner organization, ACTAF (the Cuban Association of Agriculture Technicians and Foresters) and FANJ (the Antonio Nunez ...
Monday, 20 June 2005
... ancient forests remain, the other 75% have been replaced by clearcuts, second-growth tree plantations, agriculture, and urban sprawl. - Of 89 primary watersheds larger than 5000 hectares on Vancouver Island, ...
Sunday, 12 June 2005
... agriculture bill -- but this he will veto. He says we will "cross a critical ethical line by creating new incentives for the ongoing destruction of emerging human life." And he doesn't think starting ...
Wednesday, 01 June 2005
... choices.  It also explores some alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture. Hickman Auditorium (HHB105) at UVic. Tickets are $15 and $12 and are available at the TLC head office at 2709 Shoreline ...
Monday, 30 May 2005
... outgoing Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman, who was a director of the biotech company Calgene[3] (now owned by Monsanto) and served on the International Policy Council on Agriculture, Food and Trade, ...
Monday, 30 May 2005
... Agriculture programs,[5] micro-lending, communities based on popular principles) These responses are frequently successful, sometimes achieving extraordinary improvements in economic welfare, democratic ...
Sunday, 29 May 2005
... changing what we eat as huge multinational corporations seek to control the world's food system. The film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable ...
Monday, 16 May 2005
... of the campaign,? Braun said. ?My legal practice includes international affairs, organic agriculture, and low-income housing,? Braun said. ?I?m enjoying the practice,? Braun said. ?Food is fundamental ...
Wednesday, 11 May 2005
The Cruelest Cuts

(US/Justice News)
... House and Senate agriculture committees oversee tens of billions of dollars in expenditures for programs like conservation, food stamps and crop subsidies for commodities like corn, wheat and cotton. According ...
Friday, 06 May 2005
... of "world peace, universal prosperity, andevolution to a higher level of compassion and accomplishment."They say it may be "a watershed in history to rank with theinvention of agriculture and the Industrial ...
Thursday, 05 May 2005
... agriculture regulations, make it even harder for small farms and food processors to survive, and let the CFIA make agreements to lock us into the US regulatory system, controlled by the big US agri-food ...
Sunday, 01 May 2005
LEFT COAST EVENTS - Lower Mainland - April 27th, 2005

(Vancouver - Lower Mainland/PEJ Events)
... the years, serving thousands of customers, supporting local agriculture & increasing agricultural awareness throughout the Lower Mainland. For more information please visit our website at www.eatlocal.org ...
Saturday, 30 April 2005
... crops, converting agribusiness to chemically-free organic agriculture, and instituting a fair and just transition program for farmers and communities affected by the conversion; * enforcing regulations ...
Sunday, 24 April 2005
... they have been designed simply to facilitate the takeover of Iraqi agriculture by western biotechnology corporations. It is not surprising that Order 81 was written as "enabling legislation" for American ...
Saturday, 09 April 2005
... in electricity, water, oil, health, transportation, agriculture, and telecommunications sectors,? reports AME Info. ?The show is also the central rally point for buyers, manufacturers, suppliers, and contractors, ...
Tuesday, 05 April 2005
... to obtain loans from other international financial institutions. The U.S. Agriculture Department provided taxpayer-guaranteed loans for purchases of American commodities, to the satisfaction of U.S. grain ...
Thursday, 31 March 2005
... timber, fiber and fuel. More land was converted to agriculture since 1945 than in the 18th and 19th centuries combined. More than half of all the synthetic nitrogen fertilizers, first made in 1913, ever ...
Wednesday, 30 March 2005
... O'Leary is not a real reporter, either. He's one of two full-time poseurs hired by Bush's department of agriculture to produce videos that are shipped to hundreds of local stations and aired ...
Saturday, 26 March 2005
... from a panel of prominent women in oil and gas, mining, forestry, agriculture, aquaculture, communications and leadership coaching, and to establish networks. ?We really want to focus on the theme ?Sharing ...
Tuesday, 22 March 2005
... Agriculture Movements (IFOAM). Their joint Legal Oppositionclaimed that the fungicidal properties of the Neem tree had been publicknowledge in India for many centuries and that this patent exemplifiedhow ...
Thursday, 17 March 2005
Anti-war Youth Activism Explodes

(International/Justice News)
... kids at University North Carolina-Greensboro, Bennett, and Agriculture and Technical University in Greensboro that we never had worked with before, and it?s brought a whole new perspective to our organizing ...
Thursday, 17 March 2005
Cuba's Worst Drought in a Century Worsens

(International/Justice News)
... water in buckets from tanker trucks. Losses to agriculture had exceeded $830 million, they said. The dry weather this year has further eaten away at Cuba's already drought-ravaged sugar crop, forcing ...
Sunday, 13 March 2005
Planet Faces Nightmare Forecasts

(International/Justice News)
... last rainforests will be felled to grow more grain and that other long-term consequences for China and others will include air unfit to breathe, food insecurity because of badly strained agriculture, and ...
Saturday, 12 March 2005
... of enforcement of environmental laws and the unbelievable arrogance (that word again) of Agriculture Minister John van Dongen toward the fish farm issue. There's no shortage of social issues."Finally ...
Monday, 28 February 2005
... (Unep) has warned. Loss of forests; the building of roads and dams; urban growth; the clearing of natural habitats for agriculture; mining; and pollution of coastal waters are promoting conditions under ...
Thursday, 24 February 2005
... are: * Eliminating current NAFTA exemptions for culture and certain sectors of agriculture. * "Crafting a North American 'resource pact' that would allow for greater intra-regional trade ...
Monday, 21 February 2005
... Musat-Marcu approached regulatory officials and politicians, including then-agriculture minister Lyle Vanclief, two years ago. Some Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) officials frankly told him that ...
Saturday, 19 February 2005
... to terrorize farmers who are conserving biodiversity and practicing a sovereign self-reliant agriculture. The fine for seed exchange and barter of unregistered seed (thousands of farmers varieties ...
Thursday, 17 February 2005
The Terminator Seed - It's Back!!

(International/Justice News)
... allows you to send an instant e-mail to the following Canadian officials:1) Prime Minister Paul Martin2) Hon. Andy Mitchell, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food3) F.B. Fadden, President, Canadian Food ...
Wednesday, 09 February 2005
... affect our communities?  Take part in this workshop, hosted by VIPIRG's Urban Agriculture committee and the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Center, to explore the concept of food security and ...
Monday, 07 February 2005
... freshwater for drinking and agriculture is a worry in many islands. Some countries in the eastern Caribbean, like Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados and St Kitts and Nevis, are already officially listed as ...
Saturday, 05 February 2005
LEFT COAST EVENTS - Lower Mainland - January 27th, 2005

(Vancouver - Lower Mainland/PEJ Events)
... of agriculture, food harvesting and processing. We believe that easy access to healthy and wholesome food, ethical products and a clean environment is a basic human right. Summary To coordinate SPUD's ...
Friday, 28 January 2005
... produced 10 recommendations foreseeing energy savings, development of renewable energy resources, restructuring agriculture and the setting-up of new coordinating structures between states. The experts ...
Wednesday, 26 January 2005
The Ecology of Hunger

(International/Justice News)
... hungry in those countries. In many countries what was formerly a diversified self-provisioning agriculture sufficient to feed everybody has been converted to a few cash crops. Thus it does not appear to ...
Monday, 24 January 2005
... of animals and the profound effects these might have on all areas of human life'. It 'will be addressed by some of the world's leading experts in animal and veterinary science, agriculture, conservation, ...
Monday, 24 January 2005
The Other Tsunami

(International/Justice News)
... and agriculture; only they have the right to subsidise exports of meat, grain and sugar and dump them in poor countries at artificially low prices, thereby destroying livelihoods and lives.  ...
Monday, 17 January 2005
Part two of the Alberta Events list

(International/Justice News)
... organic farmers of Saskatchewan protect the future of organic agriculture! Your contribution to the <http://www.saskorganic.com/oapf/donate.html>Saskatchewan Organic Directorate's Organic Agriculture ...
Wednesday, 12 January 2005
... education, health care, organic and urban agriculture, community arts and music. Based in Havana; day trips to meet people involved in sustainable development.  Cultural awareness and celebration ...
Wednesday, 12 January 2005
Jungle Law and the New Gulag State

(International/Justice News)
... population of about 100,000 in the late 1920s, when it underwent an enormous expansion coinciding with the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin's collectivization of agriculture. By 1936 the Gulag held a total ...
Tuesday, 11 January 2005
... unique history, and accomplishments in community development, environmental education, health care, organic and urban agriculture, community arts and music. Based in Havana; day trips to meet people involved ...
Tuesday, 11 January 2005
... U.S. Department of Agriculture said it would lift the 19-month ban that has devastated Canada's cattle industry. The USDA said it recognized Canada as a "minimal-risk region" for BSE, in part because ...
Monday, 10 January 2005
The Other Tsunami

(International/Justice News)
... are allowed to protect their home industries and agriculture; only they have the right to subsidise exports of meat, grain and sugar and dump them in poor countries at artificially low prices, thereby ...
Saturday, 08 January 2005
... living organisms never become pests: they all coexist, and none of them destroys your crop. The recently released report of the Food and Agriculture Organization has chart after chart to show how in the ...
Friday, 07 January 2005
... unique history, and accomplishments in community development, environmental education, health care, organic and urban agriculture, community arts and music. Based in Havana; day trips to meet people involved ...
Tuesday, 04 January 2005
... report from the Department of Agriculture that America, the breadbasket of the world, is now a net importer of food. OIL If the half-dozen planned projects worth $2 billion go through, Canada, our No. ...
Wednesday, 29 December 2004
Compromise, Hell!

(International/Justice News)
... everywhere, is suffering. We have the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico and undrinkable water to attest to the toxicity of our agriculture. We know that we are carelessly and wastefully logging our forests. ...
Thursday, 23 December 2004
... Directorate (VDD). ?Slice is an approved product for the control of sea lice,? said John van Dongen, B.C.?s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries. ?All medical treatments o­n fish farms are ...
Friday, 17 December 2004
... Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries. She was constantly identifying offenders, whoever and wherever they were. Dick Roberts, who recently retired and was briefly Anderson's most senior boss ...
Thursday, 16 December 2004
... & Food Services ($19.7 billion); Agriculture ($12.8 billion); and Motor Vehicle Manufacturing ($6.1 billion). There are approximately 161,000 non-profit and voluntary organizations in Canada, with ...
Monday, 13 December 2004
Children victims of globalisation

(International/Justice News)
... throughout the world controlling the world economy. They dominate more and more the agriculture, pharmaceutical, telecommunications financial and manufacturing sectors as well as the service. Nothing is ...
Monday, 13 December 2004
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