Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Billions of Climate Voices - Video

Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wife: Not Even Canadians are Safe from the Kochs Anymore!

The idiom “tilting at windmills” (or turbines) derives from the novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. It means to attack imaginary enemies, or fight unwinnable or futile battles. Big Oil and Coal (and others) are in a futile battle against clean energy. Clean energy will inevitably emerge victorious. Unfortunately, when oil billionaire brothers, Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries (apologies for putting their names on the horse and ass’s asses) fight unwinnable battles, you can be certain the pointless battles will last a lot longer than they should. Putting approximately 100 million dollars of their money into right-wing coffers 
to keep fellow polluters happy and federal regulations lax, Koch Industries is more than eager to fight a battle that compromises our future and greatly compromises the future of our children.

  

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Time to Fight Back: How We Can Take on Those Who Are Sabotaging Our Response to the Climate Crisis

The Nation / By Mark Hertsgaard - Jan 27, 2011

Here's a plan to confront the climate cranks face to face, on camera, and call them to account for the dangers they have set in motion.

Approval of Total Oilsands Mine in Alberta "Deeply Flawed"

Jan 28, 2011 11:48 AM ecojustice 

CALGARY, AB — Environmental groups are condemning...

Monday, 31 January 2011

Why You Can Now Kiss Organic Beef, Dairy and Many Vegetables Goodbye

Alternet -  Jan 31 - 2010 - The USDA has ruled that farmers are now free to plant GE alfalfa, and USDA won't even keep track of who plants it where. The implications are huge. 
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Editor's Note: What can we Canadians do, you might ask? OUR LAST HOPE in defending against such Frankenfoods is to make sure OUR PARLIAMENT PASSES the bill, below. Please read, understand and SIGN THE PETITION! THANK YOU! JUST GO TO THIS PAGE & FOLLOW THE PROMPTS! l.p.


Stop GM Alfalfa! Please Sign the Petition!

Food & Water Watch: Advocating for our right to safe, affordable, healthy food and water.
The USDA Just Announced Final Approval of Monsanto's GE Alfalfa
Take Action NOW to Demand President Obama Reverse this Decision

Dear L,

Genetically Engineered Alfalfa Has Been Approved, But President Obama Can Have the Final Say
We just found out that Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack approved Monsanto's genetically engineered alfalfa for widespread planting this spring. This is outrageous and wrong, and it will hurt organic farmers.

Demand that President Obama reverse this disastrous approval. 


The USDA decision to allow GE alfalfa to be planted unleashes another unnecessary genetically engineered crop into our environment and puts organic farmers at risk of widespread GE contamination. The agency did no real assessment of the harm that GE alfalfa could do, and caved to pressure from big agribusiness to approve this genetically engineered crop before the spring planting season.

President Obama is the last line of defense, and can stop the widespread planting of Monsanto's GE alfalfa. Take action now to demand President Obama stop this disastrous approval.

http://action.foodandwaterwatch.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=5667

Thanks for taking action,
Sarah Alexander
Outreach Director
Food & Water Watch
goodfood(at)fwwatch(dot)org


Food & Water Watch is a nonprofit consumer organization that works to ensure clean water and safe food. We challenge the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources by empowering people to take action and by transforming the public consciousness about what we eat and drink.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

US Approves GE Alfalfa Plantings

Jan 27, 2011: The US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack...... 
 Organic Consumers Asn: As Iowa Governor, Tom Vilsack was a leading advocate for Monsanto, genetic engineering, and factory farming. President Obama proudly lauded his new Agriculture Secretary for "promoting biotech."

Tom Vilsack, USDA Secretary
Vilsack has, in fact, promoted the most controversial and dangerous forms of agricultural biotechnology, including pharma crops, plants genetically engineered to produce pharmaceuticals. When grown outdoors on farmland, where most pharma crop trials have occurred, pharma crops can easily contaminate conventional and organic varieties.

Beyond Covid 19. Are we risking yet another pandemic if we continue to embrace "assembly-line" livestock production into the future?

by Larry Powell No one would argue that Covid 19 demands our undivided attention. Surely,  defeating this "beast" has to be &...