Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Parties Support Ag Sector, Differ on Details

MB Co-Operator Apr 13
The agriculture policies of all five major Canadian political parties were put front and centre in a debate hosted by the Canadian Federation of Agriculture in Ottawa on Monday. Details here.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Don’t Blame Canada - a Different Perspective on Tar

Earth Island Journal - Apr '11
I’ve always been surprised that so many environmentalists, typically found on the political left, are such stalwart believers in the conservative doctrine of supply-side economics. Details here.

PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Another view of the Alberta oil sands. Not mine! l.p.

La Via Campesina Opposes the Inclusion of Agriculture in Carbon Markets

As the first session of climate negotiations for the year come to a close in Bangkok, Thailand, it is clear that the urgency of avoiding a climate disaster  and delivering climate justice remain unaddressed. Details here. 

Monday, 11 April 2011

Greens Call for Ban on Federal GMO Research

Manitoba Co-Operator - Apr 10 '11

A ban on federal research into genetically engineered crops, eventual 100 per cent testing of slaughter cattle for BSE and reducing allowable pesticide residues in crops are on the federal Green Party's policy wish list. Details here.

Elizabeth May, Leader, Green Party of Canada.

Climate Tipping Points | Allianz Knowledge

Sunday, 10 April 2011

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 &...