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Canadian Government Cover-Up Threatens Health, and the Entire Ecosystem

Posted by on April 24, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Farming, Hazards, Wildlife with 8 Comments
Canadian Government Cover-Up Threatens Health, and the Entire Ecosystem

The Canadian Government is covering up the decline in BC wild salmon due to fish viruses introduced by fish farms contaminating and destroying the wild fish. These are also in fish food being served to consumers as tested by government agencies.

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Hawaii Citizens Beat Monsanto, Bypass ‘Right to Spray’ Pesticides Bill

Posted by on March 12, 2016 in Environment, Farming with 10 Comments
Hawaii Citizens Beat Monsanto, Bypass ‘Right to Spray’ Pesticides Bill

Residents of the Hawaiian Islands just breathed a sigh of relief – literally, as the deadline passed for Hawaii’s House Judiciary Committee to hear House Bill 849, relating to Right to Farm, that would force residents to succumb to pesticide spraying without any say.

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Cyprus – Minister Pledges Probe into Chemtrails

Posted by on February 29, 2016 in Climate Change, Environment, Farming, Hazards, Wildlife with 14 Comments
Cyprus – Minister Pledges Probe into Chemtrails

Agriculture and Environment Minister Nicos Kouyialis [in Cyprus] has pledged that the government will look into the alleged spraying of chemtrails in Cypriot skies, following demands by concerned citizen activist groups and farmers.

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Oil Industry Illegally Dumps Fracking Wastewater (Project Censored #2)

Posted by on February 17, 2016 in Environment, Farming, Hazards, Wildlife with 12 Comments
Oil Industry Illegally Dumps Fracking Wastewater (Project Censored #2)

California state documents obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity in October 2014 revealed that the oil industry had illegally dumped almost three billion gallons of wastewater from fracking (hydraulic fracturing to extract oil and gas) into central California aquifers. According to the Center for Biological Diversity report, the leaking occurred through at least nine injection disposal wells used by the oil industry to dispose of contaminated waste.

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Popular Resistance to Corporate Water Grabbing (Project Censored #4)

Popular Resistance to Corporate Water Grabbing (Project Censored #4)

In January 2000, the people of Cochabamba, Bolivia, shut down the city in protest against the privatization of their municipal water system, which had resulted in rate hikes that doubled or tripled their water bills. In February of that year, Pacific News Service correspondent Jim Shultz broke the story in the Western press with “A War Over Water,” his firsthand reports of clashes between riot police and protesters

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Virginia Votes Unanimously to Legalize Hemp Farming, Nullifying Federal Law

Posted by on January 26, 2016 in Environment, Farming with 8 Comments
Virginia Votes Unanimously to Legalize Hemp Farming, Nullifying Federal Law

The vote to legalize hemp farming in Virginia sets the foundation to nullify in practice the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same.

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A Healthy Way to Build Communities

Posted by on January 21, 2016 in Environment, Farming with 5 Comments
A Healthy Way to Build Communities

Local gardens bring people together who might never become acquainted.

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Who is Poisoning Our Children, Even in the Womb?

Posted by on January 20, 2016 in Environment, Farming, Hazards, Wildlife with 6 Comments
Who is Poisoning Our Children, Even in the Womb?

Birth defects, premature births, endocrine disruption, cancer, Parkinson’s—why are we doing this to our kids? According to a new study published in the journal Endocrinology, oil and natural gas operations are contaminating surface and ground water with chemicals that wreak havoc on birth and growth hormones. Other recent reports show toxic levels of selenium contamination in the groundwater near fracking operations. This is leading to premature births.

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Coffee Apocalypse Coming? Demand and Brazilian Drought Point to ‘Yes’

Posted by on January 5, 2016 in Environment, Farming with 8 Comments
Coffee Apocalypse Coming? Demand and Brazilian Drought Point to ‘Yes’

Freakish weather in Brazil the country that is the largest producer of coffee, means less beans along with a projected increase in global demand. Buckle guys for global coffee shortage.

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Homeless Activists Go Organic and Feed an Entire Shelter With Rooftop Garden

Posted by on January 5, 2016 in Environment, Farming with 31 Comments
Homeless Activists Go Organic and Feed an Entire Shelter With Rooftop Garden

Feeding the homeless has been a major problem for our society. Steven Maxwell shares how an activist group called the ‘Task Force For the Homeless’ thought of an ingenious idea to feed an entire shelter with organic foods from a garden on a rooftop.

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Saving Seeds: Farmers Rise Up Against Industry-Backed Laws that Criminalize Seed Sharing

Posted by on December 23, 2015 in Environment, Farming with 2 Comments
Saving Seeds: Farmers Rise Up Against Industry-Backed Laws that Criminalize Seed Sharing

New publication by Grain and La Via Campesina documents nefarious ways new laws criminalize seed sharing and the growing peasant movement resisting them.

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World’s Small Farmers Fighting Back as World Trade Organization Pushes Corporate Agenda

Posted by on December 18, 2015 in Environment, Farming with 1 Comment
World’s Small Farmers Fighting Back as World Trade Organization Pushes Corporate Agenda

The WTO is aiming to strengthen a ‘corporate-driven free trade regime’ while ignoring solutions that would protect small-scale farmers and increase food security. The small farmers have robustly fighting back though.

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Project Censored #19: “Most Comprehensive” Assessment of Geoengineering Risks

Project Censored #19: “Most Comprehensive” Assessment of Geoengineering Risks

A comprehensive pair of reports by dozens of researchers convened by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) offered “a damning critique of geoengineering,” according to Tim McDonnell of Mother Jones. Highly controversial, geoengineering refers to technological efforts to counteract global warming by altering the atmosphere’s chemical composition.

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Win! Industrial Hemp Now Legal in North Carolina

Posted by on November 5, 2015 in Environment, Farming with 34 Comments
Win! Industrial Hemp Now Legal in North Carolina

North Carolina will now be able to process a whopping 40 million pounds of hemp each year, paving way for long-awaited production and employment opportunities.

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Harvard Finds Pesticide in 70% of Honey Samples Tested

Posted by on October 31, 2015 in Environment, Farming with 10 Comments
Harvard Finds Pesticide in 70% of Honey Samples Tested

The Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) issue you keep hearing about (that is killing our bees and butterflies), just got real again with a study from Harvard.

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