Tag Archives: agriculture

Iraq’s Agricultural Industry Was Pillaged, Its Farmers Devastated, But It’s Still Free Of GMO Seeds By
DOVER, Delaware — (Insights) I delivered a presentation about Iraq at the Green Festival in Chicago in May 2008. In that presentation, “Ain’t Nothin’ Green About the Green Zone: The Impact of War and Occupation on Iraqi...
US Aid To El Salvador Came With Strings Attached: Monsanto Seeds Required By
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Farmers and activists for natural agriculture in El Salvador successfully resisted efforts by the U.S. government to tie foreign aid to the use of GMO seeds, in the latest attempt to link relief money with profits for Monsanto, the controversial...
Farmers Experiment With Oregano Oil As Antibiotic Replacement In Livestock By
MINNEAPOLIS — As more consumers seek out antibiotic-free meat, some farmers are turning to oregano oil as an alternative therapy to keep livestock healthy. While some preliminary research supports the concept, scientists are reluctant to endorse many of the claims...
Feeding a Warmer, Riskier World By
Sheep stand next to a field covered in water at the small town of Boquineni, northern Spain. ROME – Artificial meat. Indoor aquaculture. Vertical farms. Irrigation drones. Once the realm of science fiction, these things are now fact. Food production is going high...
VIDEO: Spy Drones Expose Smithfield Foods Factory Farms By
From RT: Thousands of huge pig farms in N. Carolina are spraying untreated animal waste into the air and contaminating neighboring communities, Mark Devries, who shot a shocking aerial video with a spy drone, told RT. This environmental problem “has for some reason received...
Environmentalists Rally Against New Herbicide For GE Crops By
Environmentalists warn that an herbicide designed to work with new varieties of genetically engineered (GE) corn and soybeans should not be registered by the Environmental Protection Agency because, like other widely-used herbicides for GE crops, it will gradually promote...
Pot Farmers Have ‘Right To Farm,’ Officials Say By
MEDFORD, Ore. — The Oregon law that protects the customary farming practices of producers of grains, vegetables, fruits and livestock makes it hard to pass nuisance laws against marijuana grows, Jackson County officials say. The southern Oregon county officials have been...
U.S. Investors, Government Policies Leading Global Land-Grabs By
WASHINGTON — The U.S. public and private sectors are among the leading drivers of a global drive to snap up usable – and often in-use – agricultural land, in what critics say remains a steadily increasing epidemic of “land-grabbing.” Africa and Southeast Asia...
Global Agricultural Subsidies Near $500b, Favoring Large-Scale Producers By
WASHINGTON — Government interventions in agricultural markets are continuing to grow internationally, despite widespread acknowledgement that these practices tend to be biased in favor of industrial-scale production, undercutting smaller producers and poor economies...