Tag Archives: Pesticides

Locked Down and Locking in the New Global Order

By Colin Todhunter Source: CounterPunch On 12 March, British PM Boris Johnson informed the public that families would continue to “lose loved ones before their time” as the coronavirus outbreak worsens. He added: “We’ve all got to be clear, this … Continue reading

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Our Vanishing World: Birds

By Robert J. Burrowes At the beginning of the nineteenth century, it is estimated that the total number of passenger pigeons in the United States was about three billion birds. The bird was immensely abundant, as illustrated by this passage … Continue reading

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A New Aesthetic

By Damaris Zehner Source: Resilience There are all these good ideas – intensive agriculture, organic farming, permaculture, the local food movement. But why is most food still not grown this way, if it really is better? Why don’t farmers switch … Continue reading

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Agrochemicals and Institutional Corruption: Pleading with the Slave Master Will Not Set You Free

By Colin Todhunter Source: CounterPunch Environmental campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason has just written to President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans and Health Commissioner Vytenis Andruikaitis. As set out below, she asks … Continue reading

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The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is Bad News for the Planet

By Ellen Brown Source: Truthdig Two new studies from Europe show that the number of birds in agricultural areas of France has crashed by a third in just 15 years, with some species being almost eradicated. The collapse in the … Continue reading

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Junk Planet: Is Earth the Largest Garbage Dump in the Universe?

By Robert J. Burrowes Is Earth the largest garbage dump in the Universe? I don’t know. But it’s a safe bet that Earth would be a contender were such a competition to be held. Let me explain why. To start, … Continue reading

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The Stomach-churning Violence of Monsanto, Bayer and the Agrochemical Oligopoly

By Colin Todhunter Source: RINF As humans, we have evolved with the natural environment over millennia. We have learned what to eat and what not to eat, what to grow and how to grow it and our diets have developed … Continue reading

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Sweat Shops, GMOs and Neoliberal Fundamentalism: The Agroecological Alternative to Global Capitalism

By Colin Todhunter Source: Global Research Much of the argument in favour of GM agriculture involves little more than misrepresentations and un scrupulous attacks on those who express concerns about the technology and its impacts. These attacks are in part designed to whip up … Continue reading

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