Thursday, 29 September 2016

Seeds of Corporate Power vs Farmers’ Rights

Foreign Policy in Focus

We need to start tilting the playing field back in favour of farmers and the environment. Story here.

The TPP's Climate Blindspot

Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy.

Free trade deals, and in particular the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), have taken a beating this election season. Most of the noise on trade from Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has focused on the loss of jobs linked to the offshoring. Much less attention has been paid to the serious impact the TPP and past trade agreements will have on our ability to respond to climate change. Story here.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Significant Diseases in Field Peas, Wheat and Barley in Manitoba. What to Do Next Season?

Manitoba Co-Operator

Too much rain and uneven crop staging made it difficult for farmers to apply fungicides at the optimum time. Story here.

Air Pollution is Creating a “Public Health Emergency”

Nation of Change

Over 90% of the world’s population resides in areas where air pollution levels are alarmingly high. Developing countries, especially the regions of Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific, are the most vulnerable and the most affected. Story here.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Monsanto is Dead. Now What?

Manitoba Co-Operator

The lightning rod for resentment won’t be there to kick around anymore. Story here.