Food Wars

Spain and Italy hit by devastating ‘olive ebola’ outbreak

Monday, May 25, 2015
By Paul Martin

CAROLINE MORTIMER IndependentUK Monday 25 May 2015 Spanish olive groves are at risk of being wiped out by a strain of “olive ebola” which has ravaged the crop in Italy. The bacteria Xylella fastidiosa, believed to have originally come from the United States, has torn through southern Italy since it first appeared in late... »

EPA poised to grab more powers over water

Monday, May 25, 2015
By Paul Martin

Business group: ‘Our members are scared to death’ CHERYL CHUMLEY WND.com May 25, 2015 The Obama administration is set to unveil new protections for America’s bodies of waters that detractors say will give the Environmental Protection Agency broad powers to regulate thousands of businesses and homeowners. The EPA’s “waters of the United States,” or... »

Sowing the GMO Seeds of Depopulation?

Sunday, May 24, 2015
By Paul Martin

By Colin Todhunter Global Research May 23, 2015 If physical violence is to be used only as a final resort, a dominant class must seek to gain people’s consent if it is to govern and control a population. It must attempt to legitimize its position in the eyes of the ruled over by achieving... »

World stands up against Monsanto: Over 400 cities protest GMOs

Sunday, May 24, 2015
By Paul Martin

RT.com May 24, 2015 Thousands of people across the world have joined together in a global movement, protesting against American biotech giant Monsanto. Activists from over 400 cities are speaking out against GMOs and Monsanto’s monopoly over the food supply. Saturday marked the third global annual March Against Monsanto (MAM). According to the organizers,... »

March against Monsanto: World rallies in protest LIVE UPDATES

Saturday, May 23, 2015
By Paul Martin

RT.com May 23, 2015 The third annual ‘March against Monsanto’ protest is taking place in cities around the world. Activists are highlighting the monopoly the GMO giant has in controlling food supply. Protesters say Monsanto controls 90 percent of the seed market in the US. Saturday, May 23 14:20 GMT: This is how #MarchagainstMonsanto... »

Monsanto helps fund all-expense-paid ‘reporter boot camp’ for food writers

Saturday, May 23, 2015
By Paul Martin

RT.com May 23, 2015 Biotech company Monsanto is helping fund a “reporter boot camp” that will be hosted by the National Press Foundation, featuring an all-expense-paid journalism conference called “Food, From Farm to Table.” The event includes a visit to an organic farm and Monsanto’s research lab. Twenty journalists will be selected as National... »

Iowa bans bird shows as avian flu outbreaks persist

Friday, May 22, 2015
By Paul Martin

Robert Roos CIDRAP News May 21, 2015 Iowa state officials today announced a ban on live-bird shows and some sales for the rest of this year in an effort to stop the spread of avian flu, and followed up by reporting another chicken outbreak, which followed two turkey outbreaks announced yesterday. Meanwhile, a Reuters... »

John Deere warns the farming business is about to go from bad to worse

Friday, May 22, 2015
By Paul Martin

AKIN OYEDELE BusinessInsider.com MAY 22, 2015 Deere just put out an ugly outlook for farming and agriculture. The maker of construction and farming equipment reported second quarter earnings on Friday morning, crushing expectations for earnings. In the release, Deere noted a rise in sales of construction equipment, which offset losses in sales of agriculture... »

El Nino: How this year’s Pacific weather event could screw up global food prices

Thursday, May 21, 2015
By Paul Martin

ZACHARY DAVIES BOREN IndependentUK Thursday 21 May 2015 There’s an El Nino event brewing in the tropical Pacific that could impact global food prices, experts have warned. The price of rice, coffee, sugar and cocoa may be driven up by the El Nino effect, which may trigger droughts and floods that could disrupt equatorial... »

California’s new water legislation held under top secret status; no one’s allowed to know the details

Thursday, May 21, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes NaturalNews.com Thursday, May 21, 2015 The U.S. government is becoming less transparent than it has been at any time in our history, as evidenced by pending water legislation in the nation’s capital that voters, via their elected representatives, are not permitted to see. As reported by McClatchy Papers, five months... »

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