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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?

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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More Bad News For Monsanto: Job Cuts Plus 3 R&D Centers To Close

Posted by on October 30, 2015 in Environment, Farming with 10 Comments
More Bad News For Monsanto: Job Cuts Plus 3 R&D Centers To Close

With more and more consumers looking for non-GMO food, the heyday for Monsanto biotech patented seed just might be coming to an end. With a reduction in market share Monsanto has decided to do 2,600 job cuts and close 3 of their R&D centers.

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The $20 Billion Handout That’s Destroying the Environment

Posted by on September 20, 2015 in Environment, Farming with 10 Comments
The $20 Billion Handout That’s Destroying the Environment

In the United States, agribusiness takes $20 billion worth of subsidies out of our pockets every year.

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Watch How this Incredible Public Food Park Feeds 200,000 a Month

Posted by on September 11, 2015 in Farming, Health with 15 Comments
Watch How this Incredible Public Food Park Feeds 200,000 a Month

It is becoming more apparent that we need to begin reclaiming our food supply through small-scale, wide-spread farming practices. We can no longer rely on Big Food to supply us with the nutritious food we need, and we certainly can’t rely on mega chemical companies like Monsanto to feed us with their genetically modified creations. This is why countless communities are embracing the giving art of local farms and supporting local food businesses. One Incredible Edible park in Irvine, California, formerly 7.5 acres of wasted space, is now an edible park that feeds 200,000 people every month!

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More Magnetic Storms, Significant Fracking Danger | S0 News August 29, 2015

Posted by on August 29, 2015 in Earth & Space Weather, Farming with 0 Comments
More Magnetic Storms, Significant Fracking Danger | S0 News August 29, 2015

Earth and Space News August 29, 2015: Space weather – sun-diving comet did not survive; Earthquake watch; Human Development Could be Harmed by Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Released During Natural Gas Extraction (Fracking); Global weather – Arctic storm, Tropical Storm Erika update

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