Thursday, 2 January 2014

They’re Feeding WHAT to Cows?

OnEarth

'Poultry litter' is exactly what it sounds like: the filthy stuff scraped off the floor of a chicken coop. Feeding it to cattle (yes, that happens) risks the spread of mad cow disease—yet the FDA has done nothing to stop it. Full story here.

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Wal-Mart Recalls Donkey Meat in China

BBC News

Wal-Mart has recalled a donkey meat product in China after tests showed that it contained DNA of other animals. Full story here.

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The Leader of Canada's Green Party Says Democracy is ‘Slipping Away’ in This Country

theStar.com

Green Party leader Elizabeth May says the ballot-box question in 2015 should focus on what's happening to our democracy in Canada. Full story here.

Related: "A Wakeup Call From Canada's Green Party Leader. Will Anyone Listen?"

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CEO Earnings are a Stark Contrast to the Average Canadian Income

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Five years after a global recession knocked the wind out of Canada’s labour market,  the compensation of Canada’s CEO elite continues to sail along. Details here.
Fall of 2011. Ordinary Canadians 
rally at the Manitoba legislature 
to protest against corporate greed. 
Has anything changed? (PLT Photo)


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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Could a User Fee Curb Excessive Antibiotics Use?

Summit County Citizens Voice
Cattle on a prairie feed lot. PLT photo.

Massive use of antibiotics for food (livestock) production is only marginally beneficial and poses a huge long-term risk to human health, researchers in Canada say. Details here.

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Monday, 30 December 2013

2014: The Year of Living Consciously

Murray Dobbin - Rabble.ca

Two of the big storms hitting Canada in the last year were not just terrifying and incredibly damaging -- they were a little spooky. Details here.

Please also read: "Have Our Servants Become Our Masters? Why fossil fuels are no longer our friends."

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Climate Change is Always the Issue (letter)

Winnipeg Free Press
Get serious. Whenever we discuss fossil fuels, climate change is the issue. Details here.

Flooding in Manitoba - 2011
(PinP photo)

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