Sunday, 27 September 2015

Are Plant Infection Rates Increasing For Crops?

Grainews

Prairie farmers are spending more time and money on disease prevention than ever before. Story here.

Organic Farm Sales Soar in the US

Common Dreams








Organic onions on their way to market. PinP photo.
"We need a higher rate of growth in order to get close to meeting the demand," said Laura Batcha, chief of the Organic Trade Association. Story here.


Million-Liter Cyanide Spill in Argentina Highlights Canadian Mining Crimes

Common Dreams
'They cannot continue to handle affairs that are so delicate, that affect the environment and people this way.' Details here.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Harper’s Research Station a ‘Cloak' For Arctic Oil Push, Says Climate Expert

National Observer

An expensive remote Arctic facility, personally promoted by Prime Minister Stephen Harper as a "world-class” research station, is less about pure science, and almost entirely about pushing oil, gas and mining development in the rapidly melting north, says one of Canada’s top polar climate scientists. Story here.

American Corn Farmers Are Suing Syngenta for $2.9 Billion. Should Canadian Farmers Sue Too?

Manitoba Co-Operator

A pair of lawyers came all the way from Alabama to gauge Manitoba farmers’ interest. Story here.

Does your place of residence make you immune from climate calamity? I think not! (Opinion)

by Larry Powell I wish I had a nickel for every time I heard one of my fellow "prairie dogs" remark, how "lucky" or...