Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Let's Kill Off the Most Criminal Corporation in the World



















Hey wild one,
The next issue of Adbusters, hitting newsstands worldwide in a couple of weeks, is our CORPO issue. It asks this one profound question: in the age of Citizens United, can civil society — we, the people — still work up some leverage over corporate power?

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Will Free Trade Agreements Allow Chlorinated Canadian Beef to Be Exported to Europe?

EcoWatch
The European Union has already banned imports of meat dipped in a bleaching solution which kills all germs and bacteria. Will the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) allow this same practice - except this time with beef? Details here.

Related: Free Trade. Path to Prosperity or Back Road to Corporatism?

Monday, 26 May 2014

This Fracking Zeal Overshadows the Perfect Energy Solution – Solar

TheGuardian

The (UK) government ignores the drawbacks to shale gas, while its erratic policies around solar frustrate budding entrepreneurs. Details here.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

"Tide is Turning" as Two Oregon Counties Vote Overwhelmingly to Ban GMOs

Common Dreams
Ronnie Cummins: "These victories make it clear to agribusiness giants like Monsanto and Dow that the day has come when they can no longer buy and lie their way to victory." Details here.


Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Coming Clean - Canada to Reduce Unregulated Use of Antibiotics in Farm Animals.

Manitoba Co-Operator. Laura Rance
PLT photo
Canadian health and veterinary authorities have been discussing the virtually unregulated and poorly monitored antibiotic use in farm animals since the late 1990s. Full story here.

California Drought Will Cost Thousands of Farm Jobs, Study Says

Sacramento | Reuters – California’s drought will cause thousands of workers to lose their jobs and cost farmers in the state’s Central Valley breadbasket US$1.7 billion, researchers said in the first economic study of what may be the state’s driest year on record. Details here.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Cattails for Clean Community Waterways

WINNIPEG: In 2013, the City of Winnipeg and IISD embarked on a project to turn locally harvested cattail (Typha) and native prairie grasses into pellets to burn in a pellet stove located at the Living Prairie Museum, a facility run by the City. This video documents the process of harvesting, processing, pelletizing and burning the plant materials.

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 &...