Food Wars

Russia Sanctions Blowback: Finland’s Largest Dairy Lays Off 800, Spain Seeks EU Aid, Poland Complains To WTO

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 08/13/2014 Well that didn’t take long. Mere day after Russia announced its ban on Western nation food imports, European countries are scrambling (as we explained why here). Greece has already expressed dismay, but now Spanish officials will meet with EU leaders to discuss offsetting the country’s estimated up to $800... »

Las Vegas Will Go Dry If Water Levels Drop 7% Further – Lake Mead Hits Record Lows

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 08/12/2014 Six weeks ago we highlighted how “screwed” Las Vegas is as the ongoing 14-year drought weighs on water levels. Today, AP reports, Lake Mead – the main source of fresh water for Las Vegas and its 40 million visitors – just hit record low levels at 1080 feet. Most... »

Southwest braces as Lake Mead water levels drop

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
By Paul Martin

BreitBart.com 8/12/2014 LAS VEGAS (AP) — Once-teeming Lake Mead marinas are idle as a 14-year drought steadily drops water levels to historic lows. Officials from nearby Las Vegas are pushing conservation, but are also drilling a new pipeline to keep drawing water from the lake. Hundreds of miles away, farmers who receive water from... »

Isolation? China Begins Direct Sales Of Fruit & Vegetables To Russia

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 08/12/2014 Despite the ongoing mainstream media meme that Russia is becoming ‘isolated’ from the rest of the world thanks to Western sanctions, it appears they have found a few new ‘old’ friends to become un-isolated with. On the heels of Russia’s food-import-ban sanctions last week, Russian and Chinese officials have... »

If Goods Don’t Cross Borders, Armies Will

Monday, August 11, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 08/11/2014 While the conflict in Ukraine rages on, EU member states havedecided to impose (not so much more stringent)economic sanctions against Russia, which was predictably followed by Russian counter-measures. The question which isn’t being asked often enough, is whether these sanctions will actually improve the situation. Here’s an analysis following... »

Bad to worse: Texas seeks to unleash dangerous banned pesticides to kill GMO super weeds infesting cotton

Saturday, August 9, 2014
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes NaturalNews.com Saturday, August 09, 2014 Is the state of Texas about ready to make a bad situation worse regarding GMO-created super weeds? It would seem so, based on recent reports. The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently requesting comments regarding a petition filed by the Texas Department of Agriculture,... »

“Stop Putin” Coalition Cracking: Greece Laments “Blind Obedience To Cold War Strategies Of Brussels And Washington”

Thursday, August 7, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 08/07/2014 It was all fun and games while the grand western “Pariah Putin is evil” alliance was calling the shots, lobbing one sanctions after another, and Russia was quietly sitting there and taking it all. But once Europe realized that suddenly its food exporters are about to see their revenues... »

Heirloom seed proponents now labeled ‘agri-terrorists’ by government

Thursday, August 7, 2014
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes NaturalNews.com Thursday, August 07, 2014 Increasingly, when Americans “dare” to color outside the lines of government food regulation, those who seek to rule us label them extremists and, now, even “agri-terrorists.” As noted by Daisy Luther at The Organic Prepper, officials more than one state have turned into food Nazis:... »

Russia bans all U.S. food, EU fruit and veg in sanctions response; NATO fears invasion

Thursday, August 7, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Polina Devitt and Maria Tsvetkova Reuters.co.uk Thu Aug 7, 2014 (Reuters) – Russia will ban all imports of food from the United States and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western sanctions imposed over its support for rebels in Ukraine. The measures... »

Russian Retaliation: Putin Orders Ban On All Food Imports From Sanctioning Countries For A Year

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 08/06/2014 Last week we noted Russia was considering banning fruit from Europe (as well as various other sanctions retaliations) but this morning Vladimir Putin has come out swinging by signing ‘a decree on countermeasures to Western sanctions’: *PUTIN BANS FOOD IMPORTS FROM COUNTRIES SANCTIONING RUSSIA: IFX *PUTIN ORDERS GOVT TO... »

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